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You want better-tasting coffee? This patent may help

Published November 27, 2012 9:32 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

Use of bitter taste receptor to screen for compounds that offset the bitter taste of chlorogenic lactone containing coffee compositions, patent No. 8,318,447, invented by Xiaodong Li of San Diego, Calif., Hong Xu of San Diego, Calif., Qing Li of Draper, and Huixian Tang of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Senomyx Inc. of San Diego, Calif.

Insulated metal roofing and wall systems and related methods, patent No. 8,316,605, invented by Craig Oberg of Ephraim.

Fluid receiver having removable sleeve, patent No. 8,316,900, invented by Robert Hemingway of Springville, assigned to Flomax International Inc. of Springville.

Movable partitions, header assemblies for movable partitions, and methods of forming header assemblies for movable partitions, patent No. 8,316,914, invented by Craig Bell of South Jordan, Tracy M. Knight of Kearns, and Jaren R. Dickenson of Kearns, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Drill bit transducer device, patent No. 8,316,964, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Christopher Durrand of Pleasant Grove, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove, and Daryl Wise of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Superabrasive materials and methods of manufacture, patent No. 8,316,969, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Sandy, Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, and Jason Wiggins of Draper, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Universal belay device, patent No. 8,316,989, invented by Eberhard Bamberg of Salt Lake City, and Nathaniel Young of Salt Lake City, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Methods to fabricate fully enclosed hollow structures using friction stir welding, patent No. 8,317,080, invented by Russell Kingston of West Jordan, Murray Mahoney of Midway, Russell J. Steel of Salem, and Scott M. Packer of Alpine, assigned to Megastir Technologies LLC of Provo.

Exception notification system and method, patent No. 8,317,095, invented by Greg Webb of South Jordan, Jennifer D. Sauvageau of Sandy, Carol Breinholt of West Valley City, and Sabina Sweat of Kearns, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. of New York, N.Y.

Eating utensil holder clip, patent No. 8,317,138, invented by Robert E. Johnson, Jr. of Saint George.

Multi-function binding system, patent No. 8,317,218, invented by Douglas K. Furr of Orem, Brady S. Fox of Orem, and Matthew E. Miller of Provo, assigned to Miller Sports International LLC of Provo.

Method of labeling a package for shipment, patent No. 8,317,230, invented by Jon L. Asay of Farmington.

Mesh stacking chair, patent No. 8,317,269, invented by Richard D. Smith of Spanish Fork, assigned to Mity-Lite Inc. of Orem.

Co-axial multi-tip eyeglass retainer coupling and method of use, patent No. 8,317,319, invented by Karl Hellberg of Logan, and Cody Archibald of Logan.

Amphibious robotic crawler, patent No. 8,317,555, invented by Stephen C. Jacobsen of Salt Lake City, Fraser M. Smith of Salt Lake City, and Marc X. Olivier of Salt Lake City, assigned to Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass.

Apparatus and method for adjusting clearance between a screw and screen in a machine for separating composite materials, patent No. 8,317,576, invented by A. Rae McFarland of Riverton.

Live authoring method for real time development of video games, patent No. 8,317,606, invented by Fraser H. Graham of Salt Lake City, Robert H. Nelson of Salt Lake City, Joel Barber of Lehi, Tyler J. Colbert of Pleasant Grove, and Tyler Laing of Salt Lake City, assigned to Disney Enterprises Inc. of Burbank, Calif.

Arthroplasty systems and methods for optimally aligning and tensioning a knee prosthesis, patent No. 8,317,797, invented by G. Lynn Rasmussen of Salt Lake City.

Orbital wastewater treatment system, method of operating same, and kit for modifying an orbital wastewater treatment system, patent No. 8,318,016, invented by Thomas W. Leland of Salt Lake City, Frederick M. Riser of Salt Lake City, and Peter W. Reko of Park City, assigned to Ovivo Luxembourg S.A.R.L. of Munsbach, Luxembourg.

Substituted imidazole derivatives, patent No. 8,318,791, invented by Weibo Wang of Moraga, Calif., Paul A. Barsanti of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Yia Xia of Palo Alto, Calif., Rustum Boyce of Singapore, Sabina Pecchi of Oakland, Calif., Nathan Brammeier of Walnut Creek, Calif., Megan C. Phillips of Walnut Creek, Calif., Kris Mendenhall of Concord, Calif., Kelly Wayman of San Rafael, Calif., Liana Marie Lagniton of Berkeley, Calif., Ryan Constantine of Salt Lake City, Hong Yang of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Elizabeth Mieuli of Oakland, Calif., Savithri Ramurthy of Walnut Creek, Calif., Elisa Jazan of Richmond, Calif., Anu Sharma of El Cerrito, Calif., Rama Jain of Fremont, Calif., Sharadha Subramanian of San Ramon, Calif., Paul A. Renhowe of Danville, Calif., Kenneth W. Bair of Oakland, Calif., David Duhl of Oakland, Calif., Annette Walter of Mill Valley, Calif., Tinya Abrams of Richmond, Calif., Kay Huh of San Mateo, Calif., Eric Martin of El Cerrito, Calif., Mark Knapp of Oakland, Calif., and Vincent P. Le of San Francisco, Calif., assigned to Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc. of Emeryville, Calif.

Trench MOS barrier schottky rectifier with a planar surface using CMP techniques, patent No. 8,319,290, invented by Thomas E. Grebs of South Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.

Pipeline inspection tool with double spiral EMAT sensor array, patent No. 8,319,494, invented by James Simek of Sandy, Jed Ludlow of Bountiful, John H. Flora of Lynchburg, Va., Syed M. Ali of Lynchburg, Va., and Huidong Gao of Forest, Va., assigned to TDW Delaware Inc. of Wilmington, Del.

Index-Based Zero-Bandwidth Clears, patent No. 8,319,783, invented by David Kirk McAllister of Holladay, Steven E. Molnar of Chapel Hill, N.C., Peter B. Holmqvist of Cary, N.C., Jerome F. Duluk, Jr. of Palo Alto, Calif., Cass W. Everitt of Heath, Texas, Emmett M. Kilgariff of San Jose, Calif., Patrick R. Brown of Raleigh, N.C., and Christian Johannes Amsinck of Durham, N.C., assigned to NVIDIA Corporation of Santa Clara, Calif.

Method and device for spectrally detecting presence of blood, patent No. 8,319,953, invented by David Miller of Morgan, assigned to Spectra Tracker LLC of Layton.

User interface with available multimedia content from multiple multimedia websites, patent No. 8,321,401, invented by John Edwards of Orem, Nathan Edwards of Orem, and David Brueck of Saratoga Springs, assigned to EchoStar Advanced Technologies L.L.C. of Englewood, Colo.

Quick access to hierarchical data via an ordered flat file, patent No. 8,321,408, invented by Mark L. Rawlins of Orem, Larry B. Nash of Provo, Joel J. Wilson of Spanish Fork, Alan D. Reed of Auburn, Ala., Devry M. Anderson of Pleasant Grove, and Daniel M. Floyd of West Jordon, assigned to Infotrax Systems of Orem.

Iterative and interactive context based searching, patent No. 8,321,431, invented by William M. Quick of West Bountiful, Darren Leroy Wesemann of North Salt Lake, and Brent C. Maxwell of West Valley, assigned to Frogzog LLC of Centerville.

Method for establishing a secure ad hoc wireless LAN, patent No. 8,321,676, invented by Brant D. Thomsen of Sandy, Brent R. Beachem of Riverton, and Thomas M. Wheeler of Bountiful, assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. of Houston, Texas.

Method and system for synthesizing relative timing constraints on an integrated circuit design to facilitate timing verification, patent No. 8,321,825, invented by Kenneth S. Stevens of Brighton, and Yang Xu of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah of Salt Lake City.

Compact syntax for data scripting language, patent No. 8,321,833, invented by David E. Langworthy of Kirkland, Wash., Bradford H. Lovering of Seattle, Wash., Donald F. Box of Yarrow Point, Wash., Giovanni M. Della-Libera of Seattle, Wash., Jeffrey S. Pinkston of Draper, Jeffrey C. Schlimmer of Bellevue, Wash., John D. Doty of Seattle, Wash., and John L. Hamby of Seattle, Wash., assigned to Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash.

Automated generation of application data for application distribution, patent No. 8,321,857, invented by Arthur Prosso of Tallinn, Estonia, and Andrew Bosch of Lindon, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Cupertino, Calif.

System and method of using transaction IDS for managing reservations of compute resources within a compute environment, patent No. 8,321,871, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

System and method for malicious software detection in multiple protocols, patent No. 8,321,936, invented by David E. Green of Pleasant Grove, Richard Payne of Santaquin, and William Kilmer of South Jordan, assigned to M86 Security Inc. of Irvine, Calif.

Keyboard for portable electronic device, patent No. D671,541, invented by David P. Gengler of Draper, assigned to Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc. of Salt Lake City.

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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. Mr. 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.