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Here’s a patent for when the low-tech way just won’t do
First Published Aug 14 2012 10:50 am • Last Updated Nov 30 2012 11:32 pm

Apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity, patent No. 8,241,236, invented by Mark J. Yardley of Beaver, assigned to Y B Innovations, LLC of Logan.

Towel with one or more recessed pockets, patent No. 8,239,985, invented by Joshua P. Christensen of Draper, and Michael G. Ware of San Francisco, Calif.

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Groove-mount fabric display system with two-part frame, patent No. 8,240,072, invented by Robert M. Frey of Salt Lake City, assigned to Moss, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Thrill ride retrieval apparatus and method, patent No. 8,240,254, invented by Eric C. Cylvick of Wanship.

Apparatus for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate, patent No. 8,240,260, invented by John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, Truman Wold of Paauilo, Hawaii, and Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordan, assigned to Microlin, LLC. of Salt Lake City.

Method for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate, patent No. 8,240,261, invented by John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, Truman Wold of Paauilo, Hawaii, and Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordan, assigned to Microlin, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Movable partition systems and components thereof, including chain guide structures, and methods of forming and installing same, patent No. 8,240,354, invented by W. Michael Coleman of Salt Lake City, Michael D. George of Kaysville, and Mark B. Laraway of West Jordan, assigned to Won-Door Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Roof bolt bit, patent No. 8,240,404, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, and Andrew Gerla of Provo.

Imaging engine with independently adjustable lens carriages, patent No. 8,240,569, invented by Ryan Hyde of Lehi, Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, and Randy Nate of Orem, assigned to The Code Corporation of Bluffdale.

Mounting assemblies with wrappers for inflatable curtain airbags, patent No. 8,240,701, invented by Blake L. Cheal of Perry, and Kurt L. Gammill of Layton, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

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Side curtain airbag with fabric diffuser, patent No. 8,240,708, invented by Michael Fink of Mesa, Ariz., Ryan T. Pinsenschaum of Dayton, Ohio, Douglas S. Weston of Tipp City, Ohio, Dayne B. Hassett of Sandy, Brian Abraham of Fairborn, Ohio, Ever E. Luna of Juarez, Mexico, and Raul A. Hernandez of Juarez, Mexico, assigned to Nxgen Technologies, LLC of Meza, Ariz.

Multimode portable illumination device, patent No. 8,240,874, invented by Greg W. Koch of Kaysville, Bruce K. Bangerter of Kaysville, Kevin E. Collier of Kaysville, and Darrell B. Steinicke of Kaysville, assigned to Mag Instrument, Inc. of Ontario, Calif.

Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells, patent No. 8,241,198, invented by David A. Bull of Salt Lake City, Rafe C. Connors of Bountiful, Harold M. Erickson of Cora, Wyo., James Yockman of West Jordan, and Sung Wan Kim of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Medical needle systems with reset devices for medical needle shield apparatus, patent No. 8,241,254, invented by Jeremy W. Snow of Salt Lake City, assigned to Specialized Health Products, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Needle guide for needle-based medical device, patent No. 8,241,256, invented by Timothy J. Erskine of Sandy, assigned to Erskine Medical LLC of High Falls, N.Y.

Method for implanting a hip fracture nail system, patent No. 8,241,286, invented by Anthony J. Metzinger of Warsaw, Ind., Peter Giannoudis of Leeds, United Kingdom, George J. Haidukewych of Orlando, Fla., Daniel S. Horwitz of Salt Lake City, Frank A. Liporace of Fort Lee, N.J., and Andrew Sems of Oronoco, Minn., assigned to Biomet, C.V. of The Netherlands.

Collet fixation system, patent No. 8,241,288, invented by Daniel F. Justin of Logan, Karen E. Mohr of Salt Lake City, and E. Marlowe Goble of Logan, assigned to IMDS Corporation of Logan.

Cannulation apparatus and method, patent No. 8,241,309, invented by Scott D. Miles of Sandy, Kent F. Beck of Layton, and Timothy R. Nieman of North Salt Lake, assigned to World Heart Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Occipitocervical plate, patent No. 8,241,337, invented by Douglas L. Brockmeyer of Salt Lake City, and Nathan Avery of Flagstaff, Ariz.

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