A patented device you don't want to slip in your back pocket
Seguaro cactus pendant, patent No. D681,257, invented by Nicholas Van Strander of Shoreline, Wash., assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Suspended back pillow for sustaining a side sleeping position, patent No. 8,429,775, invented by Vaughn W. North of Salt Lake City.
Sensor with antifouling control, patent No. 8,429,952, invented by Boyd T. Bringhurst of Logan, Craig B. Christensen of Logan, Daniel W. Ewert of Logan, R. Joseph Thurston of Logan and John P. Downing, Jr. of Port Townsend, Wash., assigned to Campbell Scientific Inc. of Logan.
Buoyant ball assisted hydrocarbon lift system and method, patent No. 8,430,172, invented by Rodney Dee Smith of North Ogden and Travis Jason Smith of Houston, Texas, assigned to Smithsonian Energy Inc. of Sandy.
Systems and methods for electrical storage device isolation, patent No. 8,430,244, invented by Doug Kennedy of Moab and Greg Kennedy of Moab.
Sliding counterbalanced C-arm positioning devices and methods for using such devices, patent No. 8,430,564, invented by John Matthew Simmons of Bountiful, David Barker of Salt Lake City and Jan Bruening of Salt Lake City, assigned to General Electric Co. of Schenectady, N.Y.
Large spill-proof bubble creation apparatus, patent No. 8,430,708, invented by Michael R. Schramm of Perry.
Infusion pumps and plunger pusher position-responsive cartridge lock for infusion pumps, patent No. 8,430,849, invented by Roger E. Smith of Ivins, James Causey of Simi Valley, Calif. and Tom Xiaohai He of Santa Clarita, Calif., assigned to perQflo LLC of Valencia, Calif.
Inductively heated snare, patent No. 8,430,870, invented by Kim Manwaring of Phoenix, Ariz., and David McNally of Salt Lake City, assigned to Domain Surgical Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Segmented intramedullary structure, patent No. 8,430,879, invented by James D. Stoneburner of Santa Clara, Calif., Matthew T. Harmon of Santa Cruz, Calif., Roelof Trip of Duluth, Ga., Charles E. Larsen of Tampa, Fla., Daniel F. Justin of Logan, Karen E. Mohr of Logan, Carlyle J. Creger of River Heights and Mojan Goshayesh of Atherton, Calif., assigned to Sonoma Orthopedic Products Inc. of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Spinous process fixation implant, patent No. 8,430,911, invented by Kingsley Richard Chin of Philadelphia, Pa., Daniel R. Baker of Seattle, Calif. and Daniel F. Justin of Logan, assigned to Spinefrontier Inc of Beverly, Mass.
Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same, patent No. 8,430,925, invented by David C. Forster of Menlo Park, Calif., Scott Heneveld of Whitmore, Calif., Brandon Walsh of Syracuse and Richard Ginn of Gilroy, Calif., assigned to CardiacMD, Inc. of Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Reinforced multi-lumen catheter, patent No. 8,430,988, invented by Ryan C. Patterson of Farmington and Walter H. Shang of Irvine, Calif., assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Water evaporation system and method, patent No. 8,430,993, invented by Janos I. Lakatos of Mendon, Edward Clay Slade of North Logan and Clayton R. Carter of North Logan, assigned to Total Water Management LLC of Salt Lake City.
Methods for hydrocracking a heavy oil feedstock using an in situ colloidal or molecular catalyst and recycling the colloidal or molecular catalyst, patent No. 8,431,016, invented by Roger K. Lott of Edmonton, Calif. and Lap-Keung Lee of West Windsor, N.J., assigned to Headwaters Heavy Oil LLC of South Jordan.
Methods of utilizing arylpiperazine derivatives, patent No. 8,431,570, invented by Laxminarayan Bhat of San Jose, Calif., Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra of Logan and Kouacou Adiey of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Reviva Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
PIN structures including intrinsic gallium arsenide, devices incorporating the same, and related methods, patent No. 8,431,928, invented by Ashutosh Tiwari of Sandy, Makarand Karmarkar of Salt Lake City and Nathan Wheeler Gray of American Fork, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Trench MOS barrier schottky rectifier with a planar surface using CMP techniques, patent No. 8,432,000, invented by Thomas E. Grebs of South Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Contextual based determination of accuracy of position fixes, patent No. 8,432,274, invented by Nicholas D. Cova of Salt Lake City and Narayana C. Krishna of Cupertino, Calif., assigned to Deal Magic Inc. of Edmonds, Wash.
Portable boundary sensor system and method, patent No. 8,432,281, invented by James T. Reese of Logan and Rickey D. Hughes of Providence, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.
Method and system for measuring position on surface capacitance touch panel using a flying capacitor, patent No. 8,432,375, invented by Jared G. Bytheway of Sandy and Keith L. Paulsen of Salt Lake City, assigned to Cirque Corp. of Salt Lake City.
User interface and methods for sonographic display device, patent No. 8,432,417, invented by Jim C. Beasley of Phoenix, Ariz., Eddie K. Burnside of Bountiful and Rodney Scruggs of Mill Creek, Wash., assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Compact satellite antenna, patent No. 8,433,269, invented by Robert Wayne Ridgeway of Saratoga Springs and Paul A. Dahl of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Digi International Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn.
Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions, patent No. 8,433,658, 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.
Hybrid method for incremental backup of structured and unstructured files, patent No. 8,433,863, invented by Stanford Niel Orcutt of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Symantec Operating Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.
Apparatus and method for positioning windows on a display, patent No. 8,434,019, invented by Daniel Paul Nelson of Salt Lake City.
Rule engine system controlling devices of disparate types and protocols, patent No. 8,434,056, invented by Phillip J. Windley of Lindon and Samuel Curren of Lehi.
Optimally managing computing images for deployment, patent No. 8,434,090, invented by Kattiganehalli Y. Srinivasan of Princeton Junction, N.J., assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Impact tip for motion assistance device, patent No. D680,730, invented by Mario Ozuna of American Fork.
Electrosurgical generator display, patent No. D681,211, invented by Mark D. Glassett of Sandy, Jill Trasamar of Sandy and Chad S. Frampton of American Fork, assigned to Megadyne Medical Products Inc. of Draper.
Staghorn fern lighting fixture, patent No. D681,252, invented by Meghan Elizabeth Graham of Seattle, Wash., assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
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.