Sensor, control and virtual reality system for a trampoline, patent No. 8,206,266, invented by David Hall of Manti.
Pinion meshing with a given face gear in accordance with altered design parameters, patent No. 8,205,518, invented by Jie Tan of Draper, assigned to The Boeing Company of Chicago, Ill.
Active material actuated vent valve, patent No. 8,205,631, invented by Michael R. Schramm of Perry, and David J. Green of Brigham City, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Apparatus, system, and method for in-situ extraction of hydrocarbons, patent No. 8,205,674, invented by J. Kevin Shurtleff of Orem, assigned to Mountain West Energy Inc. of Orem.
Lead the bit rotary steerable system, patent No. 8,205,688, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, and David Wahlquist of Spanish Fork.
Conformable track assembly for a robotic crawler, patent No. 8,205,695, invented by Stephen C. Jacobsen of Salt Lake City, Brian J. Maclean of Salt Lake City, Ralph W. Pensel of Sandy, and Christopher R. Hirschi of Salt Lake City, assigned to Raytheon Company of Waltham, Mass.
Inflatable airbag assembly having a cosmetic cover with a flexible mounting bracket, patent No. 8,205,908, invented by Richard L. Matsu of Plymouth, Mich., and Matthew D. Sneary of Lake Orion, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Feeding device including balloon tip and method of manufacture, patent No. 8,206,347, invented by Eddie K. Burnside of Grantsville, and Bret Hamatake of Grantsville, assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Medical needle safety shield apparatus with an anti-rotation member, patent No. 8,206,355, invented by David L. Thorne of Kaysville, assigned to Specialized Health Products, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Medical fluid transfer devices and methods with enclosures of sterilized gas, patent No. 8,206,367, invented by Dee E. Warren of Draper, and Dan Lopez of Salt Lake City, assigned to ICU Medical, Inc. of San Clemente, Calif.
Methods and apparatus for inserting multi-lumen split-tip catheters into a blood vessel, patent No. 8,206,371, invented by Shekhar D. Nimkar of Swampscott, Mass., Stephen E. Albrecht of South Walpole, Mass., Paramjith Anand of Ayer, Mass., and Eric Tobin of North Andover, Mass., assigned to Bard Access Systems, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Valved connector, patent No. 8,206,375, invented by Jeremy W. Snow of South Jordan, assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.
Connection system for multi-lumen catheter, patent No. 8,206,376, invented by William R. Barron of Riverton, and Jeffrey D. Bright of Stansbury Park, assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Percutaneous translaminar facet fixation system, patent No. 8,206,400, invented by Mark H. Falahee of Ann Arbor, Mich., assigned to US Spine, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler, patent No. 8,206,418, invented by Daniel J. Triplett of Providence, Andrew R. Fauth of River Heights, and Joel R. Helgerson of Providence, assigned to GMEDelaware 2 LLC of Audubon, Pa.
Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same, patent No. 8,206,436, invented by Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., Jason M. Reynolds of Charlotte, N.C., and Ulf R. Borg of Cornelius, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.
Methods and apparatus for distillation of shallow depth fluids, patent No. 8,206,557, invented by Francis P. Burke of Zephyr Cove, Nev., Kenneth J. Horne of Kaysville, David B. Taylor of San Diego, Calif., and Stephen R. Topaz of St. Helens, Ore., assigned to Hydrologic Industries, Inc. of San Diego, Calif.
Sulfur dioxide generator with aqueous gas mixer/aerator, patent No. 8,206,655, invented by Terry Gong of Bakersfield, Calif., and John Harmon of Bakersfield, Calif., assigned to Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC of Salt Lake City.
Electronic shopping cart display system, patent No. 8,208,014, invented by Mark A. Geiger of Draper, Paul G. Begum of Salt Lake City, Sean McElroy of Draper, and Marlow Draney of Murray, assigned to Klever Marketing, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Tablet computer, patent No. 8,208,245, invented by Kai Staats of Loveland, Colo., Leonard Roach of South Jordan, and Christopher Miller of Draper City, assigned to Over The Sun, LLC of Loveland, Colo.
Method and apparatus for improving call yields when contacting patients who are due for a visit but do not have a scheduled appointment, patent No. 8,208,619, invented by Brian William Perrin of American Fork, and Brett Cornell Gerlach of Eagle Mountain, assigned to Brevium, Inc. of Eagle Mountain.
System and method for controlling a medical imaging device, patent No. 8,208,988, invented by Vernon Thomas Jensen of Draper, assigned to General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y.
Tracking vehicle maintenance using sensor detection, patent No. 8,209,076, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Peter G. Finn of Brampton, Calif., Rick A. Hamilton 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.
Planning and scheduling tool assistant assuring high utilization of resources, patent No. 8,209,205, invented by John W. McElroy of Newtown Square, Pa., Sean P. McElroy of Draper, and Kirk Samsel of Denver, Colo., assigned to John W. McElroy of Newtown Square, Pa.
Broad-based incremental training sessions for company representatives in contact handling systems, patent No. 8,209,207, invented by Brian Douglas Minert of Orem, Paul Jarman of Salt Lake City, James Andrew Judkins of Centerville, and Joseph Allan Dean of Crofton, Md., assigned to Incontact, Inc. of Midvale.
Providing work, training, and incentives to company representatives in contact handling systems, patent No. 8,209,209, invented by Brian Douglas Minert of Orem, Paul Jarman of Salt Lake City, James Andrew Judkins of Centerville, and Joseph Allan Dean of Crofton, Md., assigned to Incontact, Inc. of Midvale.
System and method for real-time labor management, patent No. 8,209,243, invented by Daniel Claude Smith of Salt Lake City, and Antonio Robert Grijalva, Jr. of Spring, Texas, assigned to Hourdoc Holdings, LLC of Houston, Texas.
System and method for inspecting a virtual appliance runtime environment, patent No. 8,209,288, invented by Nathaniel Friedman of Munich, Germany, and Miguel De Icaza of Boston, Mass., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
System and method for implementing a reliable persistent random access compressed data stream, patent No. 8,209,303, invented by Shon Vella of Orem, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Assessment of click or traffic quality, patent No. 8,209,406, invented by Dipendra Malhotra of Princeton, N.J., and Brett Michael Error of Orem, assigned to Adobe Systems Incorporated of San Jose, Calif.
System and method for implementing an intelligent backup technique for cluster resources, patent No. 8,209,568, invented by Lars Marowsky-Bree of Hamburg, Germany, and Andrew John Beekhof of Hallbergmoos, Germany, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
System for sending batch of available request items when an age of one of the available items that is available for processing exceeds a predetermined threshold, patent No. 8,209,691, invented by Steven Paul Lauer of Heber City, assigned to Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
Quantifying a property of a focus computing resource based on proximity to other computing resources, patent No. 8,209,760, invented by Daniel H. Hardman of American Fork, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Adjustable shelf, patent No. D662,341, invented by Keith Sanders of Spanish Fork, assigned to Prosteel Security Products, Inc. of Provo.
Calibration fixture for current probes, patent No. D662,430, invented by Mark J. Hagmann of West Valley City.
Lanyard connector, patent No. D662,435, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories of Nibley.
Lanyard connector, patent No. D662,436, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories of Nibley.
Eyeglasses, patent No. D662,535, invented by Bruce Raile of Park City, assigned to Sun Optics, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Orthopedic boot, patent No. D662,598, invented by Gregory S. Anderson of Sandy, Kade E. Huntsman of Holladay, Dale C. Gledhill of Sandy, Douglas R. Burrell of Springville, and David Xiao of Hangzhou, China, assigned to Gregory S. Anderson of Sandy.
Everett Robinson, 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 the left-hand side and click Patents.