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A patent sure to be dreaded by some

Published February 28, 2012 11:17 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Stringed instrument practice device, patent No. 8,124,863, invented by Gavin Van Wagoner of Salt Lake City.

Machine for injecting liquids, patent No. 8,122,819, invented by Conly L. Hansen of North Logan, and Edward D. Watts of North Logan, assigned to Conly L. Hansen of North Logan.

Reactive material enhanced projectiles and related methods, patent No. 8,122,833, invented by Daniel B. Nielson of Tremonton, Richard M. Truitt of Champlin, Minn., and Benjamin N. Ashcroft of Perry, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.

Combined potable water-surface heating and cooling system, patent No. 8,122,944, invented by Steven Joseph Clark of Aetna, Calif., assigned to Steven J. Clark of Provo.

Rotary drag bit with pointed cutting elements, patent No. 8,122,980, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, and John Bailey of Spanish Fork, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Ethylene production isolation valve systems, patent No. 8,123,197, invented by Ruben F. Lah of South Jordan, and Gary Larsen of West Jordan, assigned to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation of Falls Church, Va.

Impact tool, patent No. 8,123,302, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald Crockett of Payson, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Tyson J. Wilde of Spanish Fork, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Suture securement apparatus, patent No. 8,123,763, invented by Fred P. Lampropoulos of Salt Lake City, Timothy W. Clark of Philadelphia, Pa., and Gregory McArthur of Sandy, assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.

Postpartum hemorrhage balloon tamponade catheter, patent No. 8,123,773, invented by Ben D. Shirley of Salt Lake City, assigned to Utah Medical Products Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Pedicle screw-based dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods, patent No. 8,123,783, invented by Robert E. Lins of Boca Raton, Fla., assigned to US Spine, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Pedicle-based facet joint fixation systems and methods, patent No. 8,123,786, invented by Robert E. Lins of Boca Raton, Fla., assigned to US Spine, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Method of treating scoliosis using a biological implant, patent No. 8,123,787, invented by James W. Ogilvie of Brighton, Kenneth Ward of Salt Lake City, and Lesa M. Nelson of Park City.

Ceramic articulation surface implants, patent No. 8,123,812, invented by Ashok C. Khandkar of Salt Lake City, assigned to Amedica Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Nanopore based ion-selective electrodes, patent No. 8,123,922, invented by Henry S. White of Salt Lake City, Ryan J. White of Santa Barbara, Calif., Richard B. Brown of Salt Lake City, Hakhyun Nam of Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Jun Ho Shim of Seoul, Republic of Korea, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Method of optimizing feed concentration in a sedimentation vessel, patent No. 8,123,955, invented by Philip Lake of Murray, Mark Crozier of Honeydew, South Africa, and Jeffery H. Easton of Cottonwood Heights, assigned to WesTech Engineering Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Method and apparatus for single side bilayer formation, patent No. 8,124,191, invented by Eric N. Ervin of Salt Lake City, and Geoffrey Alden Barrall of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Electronic Bio Sciences, LLC of San Diego, Calif.

Tube ports and related container systems, patent No. 8,124,403, invented by Michael E. Goodwin of Logan, and Jeremy K. Larsen of Providence, assigned to HyClone Laboratories, Inc. of Logan.

Strain-enhanced semiconductor devices and methods for their fabrication, patent No. 8,124,473, invented by James N. Pan of West Jordan, Sey-Ping Sun of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Andrew M. Waite of Radebeul/Dresden, Germany, assigned to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Austin, Texas.

Determining efficacy of therapeutic intervention in neurosychiatric disease, patent No. 8,126,228, invented by Joanna Lynn Fueyo of Brighton, Mass., Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Vehicle fluid replacement tracking, patent No. 8,126,607, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Peter G. Finn of Brampton, Calif., Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., James W. Seaman of Falls Church, Va., and Keith R. Walker of Austin, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Methods of monitoring electronic displays within a display network, patent No. 8,126,678, invented by Graham N. Beland of Wellsville, and Eli Taylor of Logan, assigned to Young Electric Sign Company of Salt Lake City.

System and method for improving tuning using caller provided satisfaction scores, patent No. 8,126,723, invented by Dhananjay Bansal of Reston, Va., Scott D. Spera of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nancy Gardner of Rockport, Maine, James H. Lythgoe, Jr. of Mason, Ohio, and John C. Georgesen of Maineville, Ohio, assigned to Convergys CMG Utah, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Method and system for processing financial instrument deposits physically remote from a financial institution, patent No. 8,126,809, invented by Danne L. Buchanan of Sandy, and William Ronald Titus of Fruit Heights, assigned to PPS Data, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Method and apparatus for dynamically switching display drivers in mobile device operating system, patent No. 8,127,310, invented by Colin N. B. Cook of Riverton, Donald T. Saxby of Salt Lake City, and Douglas Boling of Saratoga, Calif., assigned to Celio Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Printable piece for a pull-top can, patent No. D654,791, invented by Lawrence Duffy Benson, III of West Jordan.

Blood flow chamber, patent No. D654,999, invented by Louis L. Barrett of West Point, and Perry N. Law of Centerville, assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Everett Robinson, who is an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for the Salt Lake Tribune. Robinson can be reached at 801-649-5858. For more patents, see the Money page at sltrib.com, go to Sections on left-hand side and click Patents.