Computer graphics method for creating differing fog effects, patent No. 8,411,089, invented by Adam William Ford of Eagle Mountain, and John-Paul Ownby of South Jordan, assigned to Disney Enterprises Inc. of Burbank, Calif.
Patient positioning apparatus, patent No. 8,407,831, invented by Elizabeth White of American Fork, Andrew Michael Rosenvell of Provo, Stefano Demartin of Provo, Joshua Robert Oldham of Provo, Jason Thomas Silvenis of Provo, Gerrit Tennyson Larsen of Provo and Bret David Nicholson of Provo, assigned to Ergonurse Inc. of Frisco, Texas.
Apparatus and method for attaching fencing material, patent No. 8,407,875, invented by Bryce N. Gray of Meridian, Idaho, Dennis L. Wheeler of Lindon, Vance T. Countryman of Hudson, Wyo., Paul A. McBride of Port Orchard, Wash., Russell R. Myers of Provo, Cody S. Curtis of Meridian, Idaho, David W. Allan of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Ryan A. Lingmann of Oregon City, Ore.
Apparatus, system, and method for shoe cover, patent No. 8,407,917, invented by Michael Barrick of Cedar City.
Modular synthetic floor tile configured for enhanced performance, patent No. 8,407,951, invented by Thayne Haney of Syracuse, Mark Jenkins of Salt Lake City, Cheryl Forster of Salt Lake City, Jeremiah Shapiro of West Valley City and Dana Hedquist of Bountiful, assigned to Connor Sport Court International LLC of Salt Lake City.
Method of packaging an inflatable airbag cushion including a wrapper, patent No. 8,407,968, invented by Michael Lachat of Shelby Township, Mich., Anna Libby of Lake Orion, Mich., Howard Lusk of Rochester, Mich., Jesse Benny of Bangalore, India and Lucette Bond of Ogden, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Frame for a table, patent No. 8,408,146, invented by Wendell Peery of Kaysville, David C. Winter of Layton and Mitch Johnson of South Weber, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.
Walking assistance device, patent No. 8,408,224, invented by Mario Ozuna of American Fork and Adam Ozuna of American Fork, assigned to Mario Ozuna of American Fork.
Man-rated fire suppression system and related methods, patent No. 8,408,322, invented by Reed J. Blau of Richmond, James D. Rozanski of Brigham City, Richard M. Truitt of North Ogden, Gary K. Lund of Malad, Idaho and William P. Sampson of North Ogden, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.
Methods of controlling hydraulic motors, patent No. 8,408,328, invented by Stefan Wrede of Kirchhundem, Germany, and Christof Kruse of Wenden, Germany, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Flow guide actuation, patent No. 8,408,336, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove, Christopher Durrand of Pleasant Grove and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
Baluster with beveled end, patent No. 8,408,523, invented by Patrick R. Hoggan of North Logan.
Inflatable airbag assemblies with heat shields, patent No. 8,408,582, invented by Larry F. Lunt of Brigham City, Louis A. Mueller of Roy, Mark I. Enders of Pleasant View, and Mark S. Hatfield of Providence, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Flangeless inflators and methods of making such inflators, patent No. 8,408,583, invented by Quin Soderquist of South Weber and Bradley W. Smith of Plain City, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Pyrotechnic tether release assembly for inflatable airbags, patent No. 8,408,584, invented by Don Paxton of Romeo, Mich., Geoffrey Mills of Lake Orion, Mich., Brent Parks of Englewood, Colo., Michael P. Jordan of South Weber, R. Mark Hubbard of Hooper and Marcus Weber of Untertheres, Germany, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Pyrotechnic tether release assembly for inflatable airbags, patent No. 8,408,585, invented by Don Paxton of Romeo, Mich., Geoffrey Mills of Lake Orion, Mich., Brent Parks of Englewood, Colo., Michael P. Jordan of South Weber, R. Mark Hubbard of Hooper, and Marcus Weber of Untertheres, Germany, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Inflatable curtain airbags with expanded-volume lower portions, patent No. 8,408,591, invented by Bryan L. Walston of Perry, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Insertion devices for infusion devices, patent No. 8,409,145, invented by Randy Stephen Raymond of Eagle Mountain, Joseph K. Walker of Pleasant Grove, Dan Lopez of Vernal and Dee E. Warren of Draper, assigned to Tecpharma Licensing AG of Burgdorf, Switzerland.
Tissue management methods, apparatus, and systems, patent No. 8,409,228, invented by Duane D. Blatter of Salt Lake City, Trent J. Perry of Kaysville, Nathaniel P. Young of Salt Lake City and Jeffrey E. Ransden of Fairfield, Conn.
Toss-dye random clothing design system and method, patent No. 8,409,301, invented by Jake Ackerman of South Jordan.
Conductivity sensor device comprising diamond film with at least one nanopore or micropore, patent No. 8,409,410, invented by Julie Macpherson of Coventry, United Kingdom, Patrick Unwin of Coventry, United Kingdom, Mark Newton of Coventry, United Kingdom, and Henry White of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Warwick of Coventry, United Kingdom.
Methods, apparatuses, and applications for compliant membrane blood gas, patent No. 8,409,502, invented by J. D. Mortensen of Sandy, Robert N. Schaap of Salt Lake City and Barry Bagley of Salt Lake City, assigned to Kenneth L. Franco of Peoria, Ill.
Sample withdrawal and dispensing device, patent No. 8,409,508, invented by Kirk Max Ririe of Salt Lake City, Brent Farnes Higginson of Blackfoot, Idaho and Abigail Bird of Salt Lake City, assigned to BioFire Diagnostics Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Methods and apparatus to detect location and orientation in an inductive, patent No. 8,410,775, invented by Jeffrey R. LaFranchise of Newburyport, Mass., Vincent Palermo of Westford, Mass. and Charles M. Marshall of North Andover, Mass., assigned to Radeum Inc. of Orem.
Comparator circuit, patent No. 8,410,967, invented by Rex K. Hales of Riverton and Paul Talmage Watkins of Midvale, assigned to Crest Semiconductors Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Track and hold circuit, patent No. 8,410,968, invented by Tracy Johancsik of Murray, assigned to Crest Semiconductors Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Systems and methods for providing additional functionality to a device for increased usability, patent No. 8,412,269, invented by Colin N. B. Cook of Riverton, assigned to Celio Technology Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Arterial flashback confirmation chamber, patent No. 8,412,300, invented by Ralph L. Sonderegger of Farmington, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Change mapping for structural health monitoring, patent No. 8,412,470, invented by V. John Mathews of Salt Lake City, assigned to The Boeing Co. of Chicago, Ill.
Characterizing datasets using sampling, weighting, and approximation, patent No. 8,412,651, invented by Antonio Rafael Paiva of Salt Lake City and Tolga Tasdizen of Salt Lake City, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Portable infrastructure object for capturing machine images, patent No. 8,412,738, invented by Prashant Parikh of Holtsville, N.Y., and Don Kleinschnitz of Sandy, assigned to CA Inc. of Islandia, N.Y.
File creation API, patent No. 8,412,753, invented by Drew Thaler of San Francisco, Calif., John Bertagnolli of Parker, Colo., Mike Shields of Salt Lake City and Ed Wynne of Pinckney, Mich., assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.
Input/output (I/O) virtualization system, patent No. 8,412,860, invented by Karagada R. Kishore of Saratoga, Calif., Kiron Malwankar of Saratoga, Calif. and Peter E. Kirkpatrick of San Francisco, Calif., assigned to Fusion-IO Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Apparatus, system, and method for managing concurrent storage requests, patent No. 8,412,904, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash. and Michael Zappe of Arvada, Colo., assigned to Fusion-Io Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Techniques for credential strength analysis via failed intruder access, patent No. 8,412,931, invented by Srinivas Vedula of Orem and Cameron Craig Morris of Saratoga Springs, assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.
Apparatus, system, and method for managing data storage, patent No. 8,412,978, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash., 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-io Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Apparatus, system, and method for data storage using progressive raid, patent No. 8,412,979, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, David Atkisson of Draper, Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash. and Michael Zappe of Arvada, Colo., assigned to Fusion-IO Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Dynamically tracking data values in a configurable IC, patent No. 8,412,990, invented by Brad Hutchings of Provo and Steven Teig of Menlo Park, Calif., assigned to Tabula Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
System and method for a self-optimizing reservation in time of compute, patent No. 8,413,155, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.
Hanging container for storing items, patent No. D679,120, invented by James Abraham of Sandy, and Lee Ann Satt of Agoura, Calif.
Thermostat, patent No. D679,205, 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.
Lanyard device holder, patent No. D679,218, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories Inc. of Logan.
Tablet computer case, patent No. D679,277, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem, and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase, LLC of Orem.
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.