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First Published Feb 07 2012 01:39 pm • Last Updated Feb 08 2012 12:38 pm

Vanity top, patent No. D653,735, invented by Shao Wang of Salt Lake City.

Adjustable golf spike, patent No. 8,109,016, invented by David B. Keough of Sandy.

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Gun mount, patent No. 8,109,028, invented by Kent S. Roberts of American Fork, and Brent Roberts of American Fork.

System for recovering hydrocarbons from water-containing hydrocarbonaceous material using a constructed infrastructure, patent No. 8,109,047, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources, Inc. of Sandy.

Construction fastener, patent No. 8,109,054, invented by Devin K. Thomas of Paradise, Tricia A. Thomas of Paradise, and Ryan D. Ohlwiler of Paradise.

Split-coil, redundant annular coupler for wired downhole telemetry, patent No. 8,109,329, invented by Jeff Bray of Mapleton, and David Bartholomew of Springville, assigned to Intelliserv, L.L.C. of Houston, Texas.

Thick-pointed, superhard material, patent No. 8,109,349, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, John D. Bailey of Spanish Fork, Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork, and Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Polycrystalline abrasive composite cutter, patent No. 8,109,350, invented by Zhigang Z. Fang of Salt Lake City, Stephen C. Johnson of Roy, and Haibo Zhang of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

System and method for encoding and decoding data and references to data in machine-readable graphical codes, patent No. 8,109,441, invented by Paul J. Hepworth of Riverton, and Dimitri V. Yatsenko of Sandy, assigned to The Code Corporation of Bluffdale.

Delivery of agents to the cutting mechanism of paper shredders, patent No. 8,109,455, invented by Mark S. Allen of Orem, assigned to Buttercup Legacy, LLC of Orem.

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Multiposition tailgate retaining and counterbalancing apparatus and method, patent No. 8,109,553, invented by Cary R. Zielinsky of Liberty.

Connection box assembly method, patent No. 8,109,785, invented by Brent L. Kidman of Spanish Fork, assigned to Cheetah USA Corp. of Sandy.

Variable- peed transmission with rotating and orbiting drive gears, patent No. 8,109,852, invented by Gary D. Lee of Spanish Fork, assigned to VMT Technologies LLC of Spanish Fork.

Systems for forming an anastomosis, patent No. 8,109,949, invented by Duane D. Blatter of Salt Lake City, Kenneth C. Goodrich of Salt Lake City, Michael C. Barrus of Bountiful, and Bruce M. Burnett of Salt Lake City, assigned to Vital Access Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Method for dynamic vertebral stabilization, patent No. 8,109,973, invented by Daniel E. Gerbec of Logan, and T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, assigned to Stryker Spine of Cestas, France.

Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head, patent No. 8,110,005, invented by Brian K. Berelsman of Warsaw, Ind., Russell M. Parrott of Winona Lake, Ind., Christopher H. Martin of Salt Lake City, Donald H. Lee of Birmingham, Ala., and Thomas J. Graham of Cockeysville, Md., assigned to Biomet Manufacturing Corp. of Warsaw, Ind.

Dialysis systems and related components, patent No. 8,110,104, invented by Martin Joseph Crnkovich of Walnut Creek, Calif., Lynn E. Jensen of Syracuse, Melvin D. Jensen of West Haven, Deloy Lindley of North Ogden, Mohsen Reihanifam of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., and Colin Weaver of Pleasanton, Calif., assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Frictional holding pad, patent No. 8,110,269, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper, assigned to American Covers, Inc. of Draper.

Frictional holding pad, patent No. 8,110,270, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper, assigned to American Covers, Inc. of Draper.

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