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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Suture anchor having a suture engaging structure and inserter arrangement, patent No. 8,439,946, invented by M. Todd Miller of San Jose, Calif., Chad Wayne Lewis of Layton, and David Eloy Quinones Morales of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, assigned to Stryker Corp. of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Suture anchor implantation instrumentation system, patent No. 8,439,947, invented by Bryan Patrick Howard of Logan, Ryan E. Yearsley of Eagle, Idaho, M. Todd Miller of Shrewsbury, Mass., Wayne K. Auge, II of Santa Fe, N.M., Chad Lewis of Layton, Daniel F. Justin of Layton, and Margaret Mary Sinnott of Logan, assigned to Howmedica Osteonics Corp. of Mahwah, N.J.

Firearm sound suppressor, patent No. 8,439,155, invented by Jonathon Shults of Sandy, Steven Michael Pappas of Kamas, and Harrison Holden of Sandy.

Pass/fail tape measure calibrator, patent No. 8,438,745, invented by Douglas J. Christiansen of Lindon.

Wave ripple panel, patent No. 8,438,809, invented by Allan R. Ismay of Sylvania Heights, Australia, and Richard C. Perrior of Oatley, Australia, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Table with a top constructed from molded plastic, patent No. 8,438,982, invented by Carl R. Stanford of Clinton, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Unitary twin pontoon hull float boat, patent No. 8,438,985, invented by Dave Scadden of Liberty.

Drill bit for earth boring, patent No. 8,439,136, invented by Mark L. Jones of Draper, and Kenneth M. Curry of South Jordan, assigned to Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Superabrasive compact, including at least one braze layer thereon, in-process drill bit assembly, including same, and method of manufacture, patent No. 8,439,137, invented by Robert K. Galloway of Highland, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Quarter turn locking mechanism, patent No. 8,439,593, invented by Nicholas Slater of Chandler, Ariz., Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., and Carlyle J. Creger of Wellsville, assigned to IMDS Corporation of Logan.

Piezoelectric, micro-exercise apparatus and method, patent No. 8,439,816, invented by Gregory S. Anderson of Sandy, Kade E. Huntsman of Holladay, Dale C. Gledhill of Sandy, Douglas R. Burrell of Springville, and David Xiao of Hangzhou, China, assigned to Pulse, LLC of Draper.

Method for percutaneously implanting a medical catheter and medical catheter implanting assembly, patent No. 8,439,869, invented by Patrice A. Weststrate of Norwood, Mass., Boyd A. Colvin of Indianapolis, Ind., Changqing Li of Bloomington, Ind., Mark L. Adams of Sandy, Donald C. Hovey of Sherborn, Mass., and Laurence D. Brenner of Boylston, Mass., assigned to Boston Scientific SCIMED, Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.

Bi-directionally engageable cannula crimp feature, patent No. 8,439,877, invented by Jonathan Karl Burkholz of Salt Lake City, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Electrosurgical electrode with electric field concentrating flash edge, patent No. 8,439,910, invented by Darcy W. Greep of Herriman, Shawn K. Horner of Woods Cross, and Brian J. Walter of South Jordan, assigned to Megadyne Medical Products Inc. of Draper.

Medical delivery device with a protective member, patent No. 8,439,934, invented by Pankaj Satasiya of San Jose, Calif., William Webb of Huntersville, N.C., Jason Reynolds of Barnegat, N.J., and Robert R. Snider of Dallas, Texas, assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.

Linked coke drum support, patent No. 8,440,057, invented by Ruben F. Lah of South Jordan, assigned to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation of Falls Church, Va.

Chemical release system, patent No. 8,440,075, invented by David Terry of Gilbert, Ariz., Sean Terry of Gilbert, Ariz., and Laird Washburn of Fruit Heights, assigned to Nuvo Residential, LLC of Kaysville.

Shear panel building material, patent No. 8,440,296, invented by Michael D. Kipp of Highland, Dilworth L. Pugh of Mapleton, Michael D. Ridges of American Fork, and William T. McCarvill of Salt Lake City, assigned to Ashtech Industries, LLC of Provo.

Polycrystalline diamond compacts and related drill bits, patent No. 8,440,303, invented by Debkumar Mukhopadhyay of Sandy, Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Riverton, and Jair J. Gonzalez of Provo, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Magnetic nanohole superlattices, patent No. 8,440,331, invented by Feng Liu of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah of Salt Lake City.

Method of assaying 5-FU, patent No. 8,440,442, invented by Benjamin Roa of Salt Lake City, Carrie Colvin of Salt Lake City, Michael Overfield of Salt Lake City, Howard McLeod of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Salvatore Salamone of Bethlehem, Pa., assigned to Myriad Genetics, Inc of Salt Lake City.

Structure and method for forming trench-gate field effect transistor with source plug, patent No. 8,441,069, invented by Hamza Yilmaz of Saratoga, Calif., Daniel Calafut of San Jose, Calif., Christopher Boguslaw Kocon of Mountaintop, Pa., Steven P. Sapp of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dean E. Probst of West Jordan, Nathan L. Kraft of Pottsville, Pa., Thomas E. Grebs of Mountaintop, Pa., Rodney S. Ridley of Scarborough, Maine, Gary M. Dolny of Mountaintop, Pa., Bruce D. Marchant of Murray, and Joseph A. Yedinak of Mountaintop, Pa., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.

System and method for voice messaging, patent No. 8,442,495, invented by Sarkis Boghjalian of Sunnyside, N.Y., and Reza Jalili of Sandy.

Algorithmic trading management system and method, patent No. 8,442,885, invented by Carl Carrie of Manhasset Hills, N.Y., Deepak Nautiyal of Princeton Junction, N.J., Jarrett Sydell of White Plains, N.Y., Bryce Byers of Orem, and Greg Cook of Salem, assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. of New York, N.Y.

Ranking importance of symbols in underlying grouped and differentiated files based on content, patent No. 8,442,986, invented by Craig N. Teerlink of Cedar Hills, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Network-aware communications, patent No. 8,443,044, invented by Arijit Dutta of Pune, Ind., and Harpreet Singh Walia of Karnataka, Ind., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Memory management unit, patent No. 8,443,098, invented by Aaron Gelter of West Jordan, Brian Parker of West Valley City, Robert Boatright of Sandy, and Richard A. Kreifeldt of Sandy, assigned to Harman International Industries, Incorporated of Stamford, Conn.

Apparatus, system and method for graceful cache device degradation, patent No. 8,443,134, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, assigned to Fusion-io, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Methods and systems for creating full backups, patent No. 8,443,159, invented by Russell Stringham of Orem, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

Apparatus, system and method for using multilevel cell solid-state storage as single level cell solid-state storage, patent No. 8,443,259, invented by Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash., David Flynn of Sandy, Ethan Barnes of Pleasant Grove, John Strasser of Syracuse, Robert Wood of Niwot, Colo., and Michael Zappe of Arvada, Colo., assigned to Fusion-io, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Inspection reporting, including a 3D vehicle model, patent No. 8,443,301, invented by Darek Easterly of Eagle Mountain, David A. Boyle of Las Vegas, Nev., David Leland Preece of Elk Ridge, Jennifer Ada Real of Provo, Leslie J. Silver of Henderson, Nev., and Marcus Isaac Daley of Highland.

Techniques for secure channel messaging, patent No. 8,443,416, invented by Jason Allen Sabin of Lehi, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Audio video shelving unit, patent No. D681,977, invented by Michael P. Zambelli of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Michael Andersen of Springville, assigned to Bell'O International Corp. of Morganville, N.J.

Table top, patent No. D681,982, invented by Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, and Wendell Peery of Kaysville, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Collapsible camp stove, patent No. D682,006, invented by Mikhail E. Merkurieff of Eagle Mountain, assigned to Merkwares, LLC of Eagle Mountain.

Keyboard, patent No. D682,274, invented by David P. Gengler of Draper, assigned to ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Musical instrument pedal, patent No. D682,346, invented by John B. Bogdan of Providence, Craig B. DeVries of Bountiful, James D. Pennock of Salt Lake City, Robin M. Urry of Draper, and Roger T. Johnsen of Salt Lake City, assigned to Harman International Industries, Incorporated of Northridge, Calif.

Implantable access port, patent No. D682,416, invented by Matthew R. Trebella of Stansbury Park, assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.

Retractable leash, patent No. D682,488, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories, Inc. of Logan.

Leash, patent No. D682,489, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories, Inc. of Logan.

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Everett Robinson, who is 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.

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