A patent that brings to mind the movie "Coma"
Patient-rotation system with center-of-gravity assembly, patent No. 8,381,331, invented by Lewis Sharps of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Alan Dean Romig of Stansbury Park, assigned to Operating Room Safety Enterprises LLC of Berwyn, Pa.
Precast composite structural floor system, patent No. 8,381,485, 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.
Table top constructed from molded plastic, patent No. 8,381,665, invented by Carl R. Stanford of Clinton, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.
Table top constructed from molded plastic, patent No. 8,381,666, invented by Carl R. Stanford of Clinton, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.
Universal dust collection shroud for high speed gas powered saws, patent No. 8,381,711, invented by Spencer Loveless of Price, assigned to Dustless Depot LLC of Price.
Safety relief fill valve assembly, patent No. 8,381,758, invented by Shmuel Dovid Newman of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Jeff Brown of North Logan, assigned to YSN Import, Inc. of Gardena, Calif.
Quick-change finger for robotic gripper, patent No. 8,382,177, invented by Nabil Michael Rizk of Salt Lake City, and Mark DeLouis of Pittsburgh, Pa., assigned to RE2, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Multi-blade broadhead with manually-sharpenable tip, patent No. 8,382,617, invented by Stephen Scott Davis of Payson.
Access port identification systems and methods, patent No. 8,382,723, invented by Kelly B. Powers of North Salt Lake and Jason R. Stats of Layton, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Systems and methods for radiographically identifying an access port, patent No. 8,382,724, invented by Ketan K. Maniar of Mahwah, N.J., Sean M. Worthen of West Jordan and Kelly B. Powers of North Salt Lake, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Apparatus and methods for inserting an implant, patent No. 8,382,768, invented by Bret M. Berry of Tallahassee, Fla., Richard D. Guyer of Dallas, Texas, Jack E. Zigler of Dallas, Texas, Adam A. Pike of Bountiful and Randall F. Lee of Arlington, Texas, assigned to K2M Inc. of Leesburg, Va.
Method for implanting a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy, patent No. 8,382,770, invented by Rebecca DeLegge of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Mark DeLegge of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Laurence D. Brenner of Boylston, Mass., Mark L. Adams of Sandy and Michele Carter of Ashland, Mass., assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.
Triple lead bone screw, patent No. 8,382,811, invented by David Crook of Mineola, Texas, Peter Harris of Boca Raton, Fla., and Chester Sharps of Manakin-Sabot, Va., assigned to U.S. Spine Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Implantable VAD with replaceable percutaneous cable, patent No. 8,382,830, invented by Tim Maher of Woods Cross, Jim Lee of Benicia, Calif., Ron Ness of Lincoln, Calif., Herb Chen of Oakland, Calif., Jesse Hubbard of Riverton, Phillip J. Miller of Berkeley, Calif., John Barr of Brea, Calif., James W. Long of Salt Lake City and Karl Nelson of Draper, assigned to World Heart Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, patent No. 8,382,846, invented by Kent M. Samuelson of Salt Lake City and Connor E. Samuelson of Salt Lake City.
Position adjustable trial systems for prosthetic implants, patent No. 8,382,848, invented by Michael D. Ries of Tiburon, Calif., and Mark J. Mooradian of Phoenix, Ariz., assigned to IMDS Corp. of Logan.
Sensor to measure a concentration of alkali alcoholate, patent No. 8,382,974, invented by Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordan, Shekar Balagopal of Sandy, Justin Pendelton of Salt Lake City and Peter Wall of Provo, assigned to Ceramatec Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Blood sampling device, patent No. 8,383,044, invented by Bryan G. Davis of Sandy, Jonathan Karl Burkholz of Salt Lake City, Minh Quang Hoang of Sandy and Yiping Ma of Layton, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Microfluidic interface for highly parallel addressing of sensing arrays, patent No. 8,383,059, invented by David A. Chang-Yen of West Jordan, Sriram Natarajan of Salt Lake City, Josh Eckman of West Bountiful, Bruce K. Gale of Salt Lake City and David Myszka of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Fluoride varnish compositions including an organo phosphoric acid adhesion, patent No. 8,383,163, invented by Jeff A. Wagner of Sandy, and Andy T. Kawamoto of Sandy, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of South Jordan.
Ray tracing a three dimensional scene using a grid, patent No. 8,384,711, invented by Ingo Wald of Salt Lake City, Santiago Ize of Salt Lake City, Steven G. Parker of Salt Lake City and Aaron Knoll of Sandy, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Digital hydrophone, patent No. 8,385,155, invented by Newell D. Stacey of Draper, Gordon Cook of Midvale, Benjamin A. Hillery of Eagle Mountain, Glenn Courtright of West Jordan and Robin Padden of West Jordan, assigned to Exelis Inc. of McLean, Va.
X-ray tube bearing assembly, patent No. 8,385,505, invented by Ward Vincent Coon of Salt Lake City, and Dennis Runnoe of Salt Lake City, assigned to Varian Medical Systems Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.
Integrated optical vapor cell apparatus for precision spectroscopy, patent No. 8,385,693, invented by Holger Schmidt of Capitola, Calif. and Aaron Roe Hawkins of Provo, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Apparatus for electrotherapy drug delivery with added impurities, patent No. 8,386,029, invented by Robert F. Hause, Jr. of Bountiful and Jon E. Beck of Salt Lake City, assigned to Encore Medical Asset Corp. of Henderson, Nev.
Calibration systems and methods for neural interface devices, patent No. 8,386,050, invented by John P. Donoghue of Providence, R.I., J. Christopher Flaherty of Topsfield, Mass., Mijail D. Serruya of Providence, R.I., Abraham H. Caplan of Cambridge, Mass., Maryam Saleh of Chicago, Ill., Kirk F. Korver of Salt Lake City and Almut Branner of Salt Lake City, assigned to BrainGate Co. LLC of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Vessel hull robot navigation subsystem, patent No. 8,386,112, invented by James H. Rooney, III of Harvard, Mass., Stephen C. Jacobsen of Salt Lake City and Fraser Smith of Salt Lake City, assigned to Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass.
Anonymous shopping transactions on a network through information broker, patent No. 8,386,333, invented by Kelly Ervin Sonderegger of Santaquin, Russell T. Young of Pleasant Grove, John M. Robertson of Pleasanton Grove and Arn D. Perkins of Alpine, assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.
Syslog message routing systems and methods, patent No. 8,386,409, invented by Daniel Spaugh Sanders of Orem, John Paul Gassner of Alexandria, Va. and David Gordon Corlette of Washington, District of Columbia, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.
Attribution analysis and correlation, patent No. 8,386,475, 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.
Reduced memory usage for digital signal processing system and method, patent No. 8,386,543, invented by Johnny M. Harris of Centerville, Thomas R. Giallorenzi of Herriman, Matt Lake of Salt Lake City, Samuel C. Kingston of Salt Lake City and Randal R. Sylvester of West Valley City, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp. of New York, N.Y.
Method and apparatus for performing file-level restoration from a block-based backup file stored on a sequential storage device, patent No. 8,386,733, invented by Ynn-Pyng Tsaur of Oviedo, Fla., Russell R. Stringham of Orem and Suren Sethumadhavan of Lake Mary, Fla., assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.
Determining the context of a computing device that is powered off, patent No. 8,387,078, invented by James Lester Memmott of Draper, assigned to Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Enforcing secure internet connections for a mobile endpoint computing, patent No. 8,387,131, invented by Brent R. Beachem of Riverton, Steven S. McLain of Provo, Richard B. Rollins of Riverton and Neil R. Shaw of Salt Lake City, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Thermostat, patent No. D676,768, invented by Stuart Eyring of Bountiful, Karl L. Connolly of Brigham City and Landon T. Gwilliam of Salt Lake City, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. of North Salt Lake.
Thermostat, patent No. D676,769, invented by Stuart Eyring of Bountiful, Karl L. Connolly of Brigham City and Landon T. Gwilliam of Salt Lake City, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. of North Salt Lake.
Support for portable electronic device, patent No. D676,853, invented by David P. Gengler of Draper, assigned to Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Tube loader, patent No. D676,877, invented by Christopher L. Drenth of Draper, George Ibrahim of Mississauga, Calif., Jay S. Averett of Riverdale, Tony Wiki of Waihi Beach, New Zealand and Cliff Wiki of Takanini, New Zealand, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Implantable access port, patent No. D676,955, invented by Amir Orome of Sandy, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Pneumatic amplifier head, patent No. D676,961, invented by Richard P. Hatch of Holladay and Jesse R. Curtis of Salt Lake City.
Translucent resin panel with faux stone pattern, patent No. D676,979, invented by Jill A. Canales of Salt Lake City and Elizabeth Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3for, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Soft restraining apparatus, patent No. D677,010, invented by Dawn Wolfe of Sandy.
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.