Detection of observers and countermeasures against observers, patent No. 8,225,397, invented by Wesley L. Austin of Bountiful, and David M. Austin of Alpine, assigned to Trapware Corporation of Bountiful.
Holder for handpiece devices, patent No. 8,220,115, invented by Jack R. Nichols of American Fork, Douglas Beattie, Jr. of South Jordan, Zhaohui Lin of Salt Lake City, and Densen Cao of Sandy.
Wave ripple wall, patent No. 8,220,215, invented by Allan R. Ismay of Sylvania Heights, Australia, and Richard C. Perrior of Oatley, Australia, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Winch system safety device controlled by towrope angle, patent No. 8,220,405, invented by Ladd E. Christensen of Holladay, John M. Welch of American Fork, Tyson Triplett of Provo, and Devin J. Hales of Lehi, assigned to Global Innovative Sports Incorporated of Holladay.
Adaptive load limiting retractor, patent No. 8,220,735, invented by Bin Wang of Windsor, Calif., Frank Kiiskila of Leonard, Mich., Daniel Webb of Oxford, Mich., Jon E. Burrow of Ortonville, Mich., Kurt W. Schulz of Romeo, Mich., Chad Moore of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Gerald Keller of Shelby Township, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Positive locking device for snorkels, scuba regulators and the like, patent No. 8,220,840, invented by Dean R. Garraffa of Huntington Beach, Calif., assigned to Atomic Aquatics, LLC of Salt Lake City.
Hydrodynamic bearing assemblies, and hydrodynamic bearing apparatuses and motor assemblies using same, patent No. 8,220,999, invented by Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, and Timothy N. Sexton of Genola, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.
Material layering device, patent No. 8,221,109, invented by Marvin Carlston of Lehi, assigned to Gold Tip, LLC of Orem.
Patent foramen ovale closure device and methods for determining RF dose for patent foramen ovale closure, patent No. 8,221,405, invented by Brian K. Whisenant of Salt Lake City, Clark C. Davis of Holladay, Scott Miles of Sandy, Richard Linder of Sandy, and Daryl Edmiston of Draper, assigned to Coherex Medical, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Combustion inhibitor coating for gas generants, patent No. 8,221,565, invented by Ivan V. Mendenhall of Providence, Gary K. Lund of Malad City, Idaho, and Brett Hussey of Bountiful, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Compositions for alleviating inflammation and oxidative stress in a mammal, patent No. 8,221,805, invented by Paul R. Myhill of Castle Rock, Colo., and William J. Driscoll of Castle Rock, Colo., assigned to Lifeline Nutraceuticals Corporation of Sandy.
Wafer level buck converter, patent No. 8,222,081, invented by Yong Liu of Scarborough, Maine, and Qi Wang of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Modular die and mask for semiconductor processing, patent No. 8,222,090, invented by Scott Croft of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of San Jose, Calif.
Time dependent virtual universe avatar rendering, patent No. 8,223,156, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Christopher J. Dawson of Arlington, Va., Peter G. Finn of Brampton, Calif., Rick A. Hamilton of Charlottesville, Va., and Clifford A. Pickover of Yorktown Heights, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Optics positioning sensor system, patent No. 8,223,346, invented by Morgan Davidson of River Heights, and Steven R. Wassom of Smithfield, assigned to Utah State University Research Foundation of North Logan.
Multi-tiered media services for globally interconnecting businesses and customers, patent No. 8,223,948, invented by Brian Douglas Minert of Orem, Matthew Lawrence Page of Sandy, and Scott Karl Curtis of Sandy, assigned to Incontact, Inc. of Midvale.
Down-conversion of an electromagnetic signal with feedback control, patent No. 8,224,281, invented by David F. Sorrells of Middleburg, Fla., Michael J. Bultman of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert W. Cook of Switzerland, Fla., Jonathan S. Jensen of Pocotello, Idaho, Martin R. Johnson of Draper, Richard C. Looke of Jacksonville, Fla., Charley D. Moses, Jr. of DeBary, Fla., Gregory S. Rawlins of Lake Mary, Fla., Michael W. Rawlins of Lake Mary, Fla., Robert T. Short of Salt Lake City, and Jamison L. Young of Forest Grove, Ore., assigned to ParkerVision, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla.
Tailored intergenerational historic snapshots, patent No. 8,224,817, invented by John Ogilvie of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods for the organized distribution of related data, patent No. 8,224,821, invented by David Graham of Springville, Mark Allen of San Francisco, Calif., Mike Smeltzer of Lehi, Barry Watts of American Fork, Preston Thayne of Lindon, Doug Reid of Orem, and Grant (Greg) Parkinson of American Fork, assigned to Ancestry.com Operations Inc. of Provo.
Idea tracking and management, patent No. 8,224,866, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton of Charlottesville, Va., Kevin C. McConnell of Austin, Texas, and Timothy M. Waters of Hiram, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Network-aware communications, patent No. 8,224,900, invented by Arijit Dutta of Bopodi, India, and Harpreet Singh Walia of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Document viewing mode for battery powered computing devices, patent No. 8,225,078, invented by Kulvir S. Bhogal of Fort Worth, Texas, Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Robert R. Peterson of Austin, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Systems and methods for protecting sensitive files from unauthorized access, patent No. 8,225,091, invented by Plinio Pimentel of Highland, assigned to Crimson Corporation of Dover, Del.
Tolerant in-system programming of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), patent No. 8,225,153, invented by Randall G. Redondo of Salt Lake City, and Thomas Michael Richards of West Jordan, assigned to GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L. of Luxembourg.
Methods and systems for providing workspace navigation with a tag cloud, patent No. 8,225,193, invented by Donald Kleinschnitz of Sandy, Daniel Hardman of American Fork, and James Kleinschnitz of Salt Lake City, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Methods and systems for creating and applying patches for virtualized applications, patent No. 8,225,316, invented by Karl Bunnell of Highland, Randall R. Cook of Mapleton, and Jeremy Hurren of Pleasant Gove, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Attested identities, patent No. 8,225,382, invented by Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Oracle International Corporation of Redwood Shores, Calif.
Incident prioritization and adaptive response recommendations, patent No. 8,225,407, invented by Woodrow A. Thrower of Orem, and Jared S. Oates of American Fork, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Audio video shelving unit, patent No. D663,551, invented by Michael P. Zambelli of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Michael Andersen of Springville, assigned to Bell'O International Corp. of Morganville, N.J.
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.