Light, patent No. D680,251, invented by Wayne Stewart of Springville.
Fifth-wheel trailer hitch with locking mechanism, patent No. 8,419,038, invented by Darrel J. Burns of Park City and Brigitte Paula Strecker Burns of Park City.
Architectural panels with organic photovoltaic interlayers and methods of forming the same, patent No. 8,418,418, invented by John E. C. Willham of Sandy and M. Hoyt Brewster of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Central cutting region of a drilling head assembly, patent No. 8,418,784, invented by David R. Hall of Provo and Thomas Morris of Spanish Fork.
System and method for secure transactions manageable by a transaction account provider, patent No. 8,418,918, invented by Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City and Brian T. Barnes of South Jordan, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Apparatus and method for calibration of projected target point within an image, patent No. 8,418,924, invented by Paul J. Hepworth of Riverton, Mario Miyojim of West Valley and Morgan Taylor of Lehi, assigned to The Code Corp. of Bluffdale.
Gas generating system, patent No. 8,419,057, invented by Bruce A. Stevens of Oakland, Mich., Donald B. Patterson of Smithfield, Robert M. Krupp of Rochester, Mich. and David M. McCormick of St. Clair Shores, Mich., assigned to TK Holdings Inc. of Armada, Mich.
Light boxes with uniform light distribution, patent No. 8,419,236, invented by Kevin L. Fisher of Erda, Mark Howard Raissen of Costa Mesa, Calif., Esteban D. Hernandez of West Jordan, Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France and Brian Hillstrom of Loretto, Minn., assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System for forming a composition with an optimized filler, patent No. 8,419,405, invented by Jack Raymond Prince of West Bountiful and Jared L. Sommer of North Salt Lake City, assigned to Revolutionary Plastics LLC of Las Vegas, Nev.
Carrier assembly with caps for medical connectors, patent No. 8,419,713, invented by Donald D. Solomon of North Salt Lake and James Paul Kennedy of Salt Lake City, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Adjustable ferromagnetic coated conductor thermal surgical tool, patent No. 8,419,724, invented by Kim Manwaring of Phoenix, Ariz., David McNally of Salt Lake City and William J. Biter of Kennett Square, Pa., assigned to Domain Surgical Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use, patent No. 8,419,770, invented by Alan Chervitz of Palm Harbor, Fla., Daniel J. Triplett of Providence, T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park and Robert W. Hoy of Paradise, assigned to GMEDelaware 2 LLC of Audubon, Pa.
Method and system for removing organic compounds in a closed loop system, patent No. 8,419,858, invented by Frederick J. Haydock of Murray, assigned to Haydock Intellectual Properties LLC of Murray.
Methods and systems for producing hydrogen and system for producing power, patent No. 8,420,267, invented by Ighor K. Uzhinsky of Springfield, Va.., Fernando Aguirre of North Ogden and Anthony G. Castrogiovanni of Manorville, N.Y., assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.
Methods to manufacture 1,3-dioxolane nucleosides, patent No. 8,420,354, invented by Marcos Sznaidman of Durham, N.C., George R. Painter of Chapel Hill, N.C., Merrick R. Almond of Apex, N.C., Darryl G. Cleary of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Amir Pesyan of Salt Lake City, assigned to Emory University of Atlanta, Ga.
Downhole torodial generator with central passage, patent No. 8,421,287, invented by David R. Hall of Provo and Scott S. Dahlgren of Alpine.
MEMS devices and systems actuated by an energy field, patent No. 8,421,305, invented by Ian R. Harvey of Kaysville, Taylor M. Meacham of Salt Lake City, Ronald W. Boutte of Layton, Brian Baker of Salt Lake City and Iain E. Harvey of Kaysville, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Apparatus and method for selectively heating a deposit in fatty tissue in a body, patent No. 8,423,152, invented by Paul F. Turner of Bountiful and Mark Hagmann of Salt Lake City, assigned to BSD Medical Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Prepaid transaction card activation system and method, patent No. 8,423,464, invented by Nicole Milne Vollmer of Murray, Lance Lewis of Farmington and Elizabeth Gwen Webb of South Jordan, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Systems and methods for managing multiple accounts on a RF transaction device using secondary identification indicia, patent No. 8,423,475, invented by Fred Bishop of Glendale, Ariz. and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions, patent No. 8,423,476, invented by Fred A. Bishop of Glendale, Ariz. and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Deterministic user authentication service for communication network, patent No. 8,424,055, invented by Michael E. See of Chapel Hill, N.C., John W. Bailey of Agoura Hills, Calif., Charles L. Panza of Park City, Yuri Pikover of Malibu, Calif., Geoffrey C. Stone of Minneapolis, Minn., Michele Wright Goodwin of Westlake Village, Calif. and Robert Leon Sangroniz of Sandy, assigned to Alcatel Lucent of Paris, France.
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.