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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Techniques for anonymous internet access, patent No. 8,302,161, invented by Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, Douglas G. Earl of Orem, Robert Skousen Stilmar of Payson, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

Systems and methods for alerting administrators about suspect communications, patent No. 8,301,703, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Christopher J. Dawson of Arlington, Va., Barry M. Graham of Silver Spring, Md., and Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Techniques for secure network communication, patent No. 8,301,876, invented by Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, Prakash Umasankar Mukkara of Bangalore, India, Robert Skousen Stilmar of Payson, and Douglas Garry Earl of Orem, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

Systems and methods for private-network addressing in IP protocols, patent No. 8,301,738, invented by Ramachandran Nirmala Alex of Tamil Nadu, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Precast composite structural floor system, patent No. 8,297,017, invented by David H. Platt of West Jordan, John E. Charchenko of West Bountiful, Daryl G. Hodgson of Lehi, and Russell J. Platt of Holladay, assigned to Plattforms, Inc. of Holladay.

Check valve, patent No. 8,297,318, invented by Mark Johnson of Sandy.

Downhole turbine, patent No. 8,297,375, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Turbine-driven hammer that oscillates at a constant frequency, patent No. 8,297,378, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Systems and methods for providing a gearless drilling turbine, patent No. 8,297,379, invented by Jason W. Rambo of Greenwood, Ark., assigned to J-Max of Vernal.

Polycrystalline diamond compacts, method of fabricating same and various applications, patent No. 8,297,382, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Riverton, David P. Miess of Highland, Jiang Qian of Cedar Hills, Jason K. Wiggins of Draper, Michael A. Vail of Genola, and Debkumar Mukhopadhyay of Sandy, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Directional jet flow control, patent No. 8,297,529, invented by Barton L. Smith of Logan, and Ryan Smith of Mountain Green, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.

Multipurpose ball joint assembly and work holding devices, patent No. 8,297,605, invented by Kevin J. Lee of Leeds, and Tony James Berry of St. George, assigned to Berry's Manufacturing, Inc. of St. George.

Inflatable knee airbag having two chambers separated by an internal tether, patent No. 8,297,649, invented by Mark L. Enders of Pleasant View, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Inflatable knee airbag assemblies with articulating housings, patent No. 8,297,650, invented by Mark L. Enders of Pleasant View, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Pyrotechnic inflator with composite overwrap, patent No. 8,297,653, invented by Bradley W. Smith of Plain City, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Method and apparatus for remote interactive exercise and health equipment, patent No. 8,298,123, invented by Paul L. Hickman of Los Altos Hills, Calif., assigned to Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. of Logan.

Weightlifting device with mechanism for disengaging weight plates, patent No. 8,298,125, invented by Matthew Colledge of Logan, and Michael Olson of Logan, assigned to ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. of Logan.

Self-locking surgical fastener, patent No. 8,298,272, invented by Jason A. Edie of Salt Lake City, and Matthew David Schultz of Memphis, Tenn., assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method, patent No. 8,298,277, invented by Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., Ulf R. Borg of Cornelius, N.C., and Jason M Reynolds of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.

Method and apparatus for maximizing throughput of indirectly heated rotary kilns, patent No. 8,298,406, invented by Ralph L. Coates of Salt Lake City, L. Douglas Smoot of Provo, and Kent E. Hatfield of Salt Lake City, assigned to Coates Engineering, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, patent No. 8,298,814, invented by P. K. Andy Hong of Salt Lake City, David A. Wavrek of Salt Lake City, Jiun-Chi Chao of Salt Lake City, and Yu Zeng of San Diego, Calif., assigned to David A. Wavrek of Salt Lake City.

Cyclic nitro compounds, pharmaceutical compositions thereof and uses thereof, patent No. 8,299,053, invented by Mark D. Bednarski of Los Altos, Calif., Susan Knox of Stanford, Calif., Louis Cannizzo of Ogden, Kirstin Warner of Ogden, Robert Wardle of Ogden, Stephen Velarde of North Ogden, and Shoucheng Ning of Palo Alto, Calif., assigned to RadioRx, Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif.

Protective coatings for inorganic substrates and associated methods, patent No. 8,299,151, invented by Dal N. Hills of Midway, and Kent Barrus of Provo, assigned to Advanced Concrete Technologies LLC of Orem.

Processes for catalytic conversion of lignin to liquid bio-fuels and novel bio-fuels, patent No. 8,299,310, invented by Wlodzimierz W. Zmierczak of Salt Lake City, and Jan D. Miller of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Conductive conduits for chemical analyses and methods for making such conduits, patent No. 8,299,426, invented by Ananya Dubey of Redwood City, Calif., Jeffrey W. Finch of Gig Harbor, Wash., Jennifer H. Granger of Salt Lake City, and James P. Murphy of Franklin, Mass., assigned to Waters Technologies Corp. of Milford, Mass.

Slice selective MRI excitation with reduced power deposition using multiple transmit channels, patent No. 8,299,791, invented by Glen Morrell of Sandy, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Independently excitable resistivity units, patent No. 8,299,795, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove, Harold L. Synder of Rockwall, Texas, Clint Cook of Provo, and Katie George of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Liquid metal containment in an X-ray tube, patent No. 8,300,770, invented by Ward Vincent Coon of Salt Lake City, Dennis H. Runnoe of Salt Lake City, and Lawrence Wheatley Bawden of Kearns, assigned to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

Identifying and generating audio cohorts based on audio data input, patent No. 8,301,443, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Mortgage insurance system, patent No. 8,301,469, invented by Mark Veldhuizen of Zoetermeer, Netherlands, Johan Renes of Amersfoort, Netherlands, and Allen C. Turner of Salt Lake City.

Identity analysis and correlation, patent No. 8,301,622, invented by Tammy Green of Provo, Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, and Scott Alan Isaacson of Kamuela, Hawaii, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Aggregated Web analytics request systems and methods, patent No. 8,301,645, invented by Lamont Allan Crook of Salt Lake City, assigned to Adobe Systems Incorporated of San Jose, Calif.

Techniques for port hopping, patent No. 8,301,789, invented by Cameron Craig Morris of Saratoga Springs, Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, and David Thomas Robinson of Saratoga Springs, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

System and method for expressing and evaluating signed reputation assertions, patent No. 8,301,901, invented by Duane Buss of West Mountain, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

Feature-based software virtualization, patent No. 8,302,108, invented by Jeremy Hurren of Pleasant Grove, and Randall R. Cook of Springville, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

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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.

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