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Iris scan biometrics on a payment device, patent No. 8,279,042, invented by Blayn W. Beenau of Peoria, Ariz., David S. Bonalle of New Rochelle, N.Y., Seth W. Fields of Taylorsville, William J. Gray of Salt Lake City, Carl Larkin of West Sussix, United Kingdom, Joshua L. Montgomery of Orem, and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, assigned to Xatra Fund MX LLC of Wilmington, Del.
Roller cover cleaner, patent No. 8,276,238, invented by Norman Donald Young of Springville.
Thermal protection system and related methods, patent No. 8,276,361, invented by Duane J. Garbe of Mendon, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.
Food preparation system, patent No. 8,276,505, invented by David Benjamin Buehler of Provo.
Corner bolt-locking system, patent No. 8,276,527, invented by Richard E. Stepp of Springville, assigned to Prosteel Security Products Inc. of Provo.
Rotary drill bit, including at least one superabrasive cutting element having a diamond-silicon carbide composite table, patent No. 8,276,691, invented by Jiang Qian of Cedar Hills, Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Riverton, Michael A. Vail of Genola, Jason Wiggins of Draper, Jim I. Dewberry of Provo, and David P. Miess of Highland, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Combined guardrail and cable safety systems, patent No. 8,276,886, invented by Don J. Gripne of Olympia, Wash., Charles R. Norton of Farmington, Elzard A. Sikkema of Murray, and Brian E. Smith of Dallas, Texas, assigned to Trinity Industries Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
Support for bullet traps, patent No. 8,276,916, invented by Kyle Bateman of Provo, and Thomas Marshall of Lakeshore, assigned to Action Target Inc. of Provo.
Systems and methods for pole impact force damping, patent No. 8,276,943, invented by Christopher Best of Park City, David Mellon of Park City, and Ben Walker of Draper, assigned to Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. of Salt Lake City.
Bearing apparatuses, systems, including same, and related methods, patent No. 8,277,124, invented by Timothy N. Sexton of Santaquin, and Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Universal noncustom dental tray having anatomical features to enhance fit, patent No. 8,277,215, invented by Bruce S. McLean of Sandy, Dan E. Fischer of Sandy, and Peter M. Allred of Riverton, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of South Jordan.
Resuscitation/respiration system, patent No. 8,277,399, invented by Robert M. Hamilton of Menifee, Calif., Donald Rulifson of St. George, Richard J. Kotalik of Rushville, N.Y., and Michael G. Flood of Pensacola, Fla., assigned to AutoCPR Inc. of Pensacola, Fla.
Orthopedic external fixator and method of use, patent No. 8,277,449, invented by Virak Tan of Murray Hill, N.J., assigned to IMDS Corp. of Logan.
Microfluidic flow cell, patent No. 8,277,759, invented by Scott O. Sundberg of Holladay, Carl T. Wittner of Salt Lake City, and Bruce K. Gale of Taylorsville, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Delivery system for bone growth-promoting material, patent No. 8,277,828, invented by Dan E. Fischer of Sandy, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of Sandy.
Structure and method for forming planar gate field effect transistor with low-resistance channel region, patent No. 8,278,686, invented by James Pan of West Jordan, and Qi Wang of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
High-density trench field effect transistor, patent No. 8,278,702, invented by James Pan of West Jordan, Scott L. Hunt of West Jordan, Dean E. Probst of West Jordan, and Hossein Paravi of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Structure and method for forming laterally extending dielectric layer in a trench-gate FET, patent No. 8,278,704, invented by John Tracey Andrews of Eagle Mountain, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Motor control systems, foldable partitions employing motor control systems, methods of monitoring the operation of electric motors and foldable partitions, patent No. 8,278,862, invented by W. Michael Coleman of Salt Lake City, Duane O. Hall of Sandy, E. Carl Goodman of Bountiful, Michael D. George of Kaysville, and D. George Field of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Mobile communications systems and methods relating to polarization-agile antennas, patent No. 8,279,122, invented by David Glen Landon of Salt Lake City, and Cynthia Furse of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah of Salt Lake City.
Methods and systems relating to overcurrent circuit protection, patent No. 8,279,565, invented by Duane O. Hall of Sandy, D. George Field of Pleasant Grove, E. Carl Goodman of Bountiful, and Kevin D. Banta of Cedar Hills, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Route selection system and method for promoting route distributions among multiple devices in a wireless mesh network, patent No. 8,279,842, invented by Damon M. Stewart of Provo, assigned to Digi International Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn.
Content recorder multi-angle viewing and playback, patent No. 8,280,226, invented by Jeffrey David Amsterdam of Marietta, Ga., Gregory Jensen Boss of American Fork, Rick Allen Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Kulvir Singh Bhogal of Pflugerville, Texas, and Brian Marshall O'Connell of Cary, N.C., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Linking a financial card with a merchant account, patent No. 8,280,809, invented by W. Bradley Wilkes of Alpine, assigned to ProPay USA Inc. of Orem.
Collaboration swarming, patent No. 8,280,846, invented by Andrew Fox of Sudbury, Mass., David Marshall LaPalomento of Lexington, Mass., Ian Edward Roughley of Cambridge, Mass., and Scott A. Isaacson of Woodland Hills, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Techniques for key distribution for use in encrypted communications, patent No. 8,281,136, invented by Preetam Ramakrishna of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Apparatus, system and method to increase data integrity in a redundant storage system, patent No. 8,281,227, invented by Jonathan Thatcher of Lehi, David Flynn of Sandy, Joshua Aune of South Jordan, Jeremy Fillingim of Salt Lake City, Bill Inskeep of West Valley City, John Strasser of Syracuse, and Kevin Vigor of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fusion-10 Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Reconfigurable processing, patent No. 8,281,297, invented by Aravind R. Dasu of Providence, Ali Akoglu of Tempe, Ariz., Arvind Sudarsanam of Logan, and Sethuraman Panchanathan of Gilbert, Ariz., assigned to Arizona Board of Regents of Tempe, Ariz.
Software package management, patent No. 8,281,300, invented by Jinu Mathew Joy of Secunderabad, India, and Vinayak Joshi of Delhi, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Techniques for establishing virtual devices, patent No. 8,281,323, invented by Sambit Kumar Dash of Karnataka, India, and Harpreet Singh Walia of Karnataka, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Control of communication ports of computing devices using policy-based decisions, patent No. 8,281,360, invented by Steven Adams Flewallen of Pleasant Grove, David Nephi Johnson of Lindon, Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, Benjamin Clark Fjeldsted of Provo, David Kent Beus of Highland, and Thiruvarangam Viswanathan Sriram of Bangalore, India.
Attested identities, patent No. 8,281,374, invented by Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Oracle International Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif.
Techniques for environment single sign on, patent No. 8,281,381, invented by Nathaniel Kranendonk of Springville, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Systems and methods for automatic secret generation and distribution for secure systems, patent No. 8,281,386, invented by Thomas Milligan of South Jordan, and Bryant Eastham of Draper, assigned to Panasonic Corp. of Osaka, Japan.
Scissor assembly for a scissor lift, patent No. D668,425, invented by Merin Swasey of North Logan, and Tyler R. Kirby of Logan, assigned to Boomerang Systems Inc. of Morristown, N.J.
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 the left-hand side and click Patents.