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A patent to make you look slimmer
First Published May 29 2012 02:20 pm • Last Updated May 29 2012 05:53 pm

Faux-shirt girdle, patent No. 8,185,970, invented by Irene A. Summers of Saratoga Springs, and Victoria Ah You of Cedar Hills, assigned to Maidenform Brands, Inc. of Iselin, N.J.

Hydrogen fuel assist device for an internal combustion engine and method, patent No. 8,186,315, invented by Arthur Jeffs of Hilldale, and Heber Barlow of Hilldale.

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Modular exhaust tube system, patent No. 8,186,386, invented by Boyd L. Butler of Sandy.

Methods of using a particle impact drilling system for removing near-borehole damage, milling objects in a wellbore, under reaming, coring, perforating, assisting annular flow, and associated methods, patent No. 8,186,456, invented by Gordon Tibbitts of Salt Lake City, Greg Galloway of Conroe, Texas, Adrian Vuyk, Jr. of Houston, Texas, and James Terry of Houston, Texas, assigned to PDTI Holdings, LLC of Houston, Texas.

Ladders, ladder components and related methods, patent No. 8,186,481, invented by N. Ryan Moss of Mapleton, Ryan Crawford of Spanish Fork, and Keith Emmel of Orem, assigned to Wing Enterprises, Inc. of Springville.

Solid state processing of hand-held knife blades to improve blade performance, patent No. 8,186,561, invented by Charles E. Allen of Denison, Texas, Richard A. Flak of Provo, Scott M. Packer of Alpine, Russell J. Steel of Salem, and Hobie Smith of Houston, Texas, assigned to Megastir Technologies, LLC of Provo.

Tricycle, patent No. 8,186,698, invented by Mark E. Gunderson of Cedar City.

Vehicle curtain airbag, patent No. 8,186,710, invented by Blake L. Cheal of Perry, and Joshua Clayton Allred of Ogden, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Inflatable airbag assembly with an airbag housing vent panel, patent No. 8,186,714, invented by David W. Schneider of Waterford, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Drill rod handler, patent No. 8,186,925, invented by Keith William Littlely of Perth, Australia, assigned to Longyear TM, Inc. of South Jordan.

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Drill rod handler, patent No. 8,186,926, invented by Keith W. Littlely of Balcatta, Australia, assigned to Longyear TM, Inc. of South Jordan.

Interspinous process spacers, patent No. 8,187,306, invented by Thomas Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., and Greta Jo Hays of Logan, assigned to Medicine Ledge Inc of Logan.

Safety vent structure for extracorporeal circuit, patent No. 8,187,466, invented by Thomas Irvin Folden of Alamo, Calif., Martin Joseph Crnkovich of Walnut Creek, Calif., Colin Weaver of Pleasanton, Calif., Michael Emmanuel Kotsos of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Melvin D. Jensen of West Haven, assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Compositions and methods for the modulation of PGRMC1, patent No. 8,187,821, invented by Monica Mallampalli of Ellicott City, Md., James Metherall of Salt Lake City, and Darren Warnick of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Probe connector assembly and method of use, patent No. 8,187,867, invented by Kurt T. Kunas of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Robert V. Oakley of Lafayette, Calif., Fauad F. Hasan of Santa Clara, Calif., Michael E. Goodwin of Logan, Jeremy K. Larsen of Providence, and Nephi D. Jones of Newton, assigned to HyClone Laboratories, Inc. of Logan.

Immobilized proteins and methods and uses thereof, patent No. 8,188,241, invented by Charles Dale Poulter of Park City, Guillermo Roberto Labadie of Rosario, Ark., Cecile Gauchet of Balma, France, and Rochelle Frances Hawkins Bohaty of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

System and method for alerting drivers to road conditions, patent No. 8,188,887, invented by J. Corey Catten of Holladay, and Scott McClellan of Heber, assigned to Inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc. of West Valley City.

System and method for reducing LCD flicker, patent No. 8,188,952, invented by Richard V. Orlando of Los Gatos, Calif., and Trevor A. Blyth of Sandy, assigned to Alta Analog, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Apparatus, system, and method for biasing data in a solid-state storage device, patent No. 8,189,407, invented by John Strasser of Syracuse, Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash., Jeremy Fillingim of Salt Lake City, David Flynn of Sandy, Lance Smith of San Jose, Calif., Robert Wood of Niwot, Colo., and James Peterson of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Fusion-io, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

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