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First Published Nov 27 2012 06:16 pm • Last Updated Nov 27 2012 06:16 pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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