Methods and systems for inferring bovine traits, patent No. 8,450,064, invented by Sue K. DeNise of Davis, Calif., Richard Kerr of Davis, Calif., David Rosenfeld of Sacramento, Calif., Tom Holm of Salt Lake City, Stephen Bates of Davis, Calif. and Dennis Fantin of Danville, Calif., assigned to Cargill Inc. of Wayzata, Minn.
Horse halter, patent No. 8,448,415, invented by Byron Grant of Roosevelt.
Bender bar speedwrench 4-in-1 multi-tool, patent No. 8,448,545, invented by Douglas B. Argyle of Roy.
Force sensing device adapted for sensing thread tension in a long-arm or mid-arm sewing machine, patent No. 8,448,588, invented by Leonard Samuel Lindley of Saint George.
Combustion device to provide a controlled heat flux environment, patent No. 8,448,612, invented by Kenneth Jay Wilson of Ridgecrest, Calif., Travis Shane Laker of Tremonton, Ephraim Berk Washburn of Ridgecrest, Calif. and Alice Irene Atwood of Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy of Washington, District of Columbia.
Passive-cycle skipping valve, patent No. 8,448,657, invented by Michael Edwin Slafter of Ivins and Randal Edward Zugnoni of Dublin, Calif., assigned to Red Mountain Engineering of St. George.
Wire supports, movable partition systems including such wire supports, and related methods, patent No. 8,448,687, invented by Paul Saccomanno of West Valley City, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Method, apparatus and system for controlling a movable partition, patent No. 8,448,688, invented by E. Carl Goodman of Bountiful, D. George Field of Pleasant Grove and Kevin D. Banta of Highland, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Rotary drill bit employing polycrystalline diamond cutting elements, patent No. 8,448,727, invented by David P. Miess of Highland, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Graphical code readers that are configured for glare reduction, patent No. 8,448,862, invented by George Powell of Sandy, Paul Hepworth of Riverton, Ryan Hyde of Lehi and Ryan Hoobler of Salt Lake City, assigned to The Code Corp. of Bluffdale.
Towing device for an all-terrain vehicle, patent No. 8,448,972, invented by David P. Belcher of Park City and Paul Belcher of Park City.
Pick assembly with integrated piston, patent No. 8,449,039, invented by David R. Hall of Provo.
Shank for an attack tool, patent No. 8,449,040, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson and Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork.
Drawer assembly, patent No. 8,449,052, invented by Matt Briggs of Salt Lake City and Angelo Gianelo of Salt Lake City.
Safety flotation buoy system, patent No. 8,449,342, invented by David Paul Goode of Huntsville, assigned to D2 Investments of Ogden.
Methods for making and using a vial shielding convenience kit, patent No. 8,449,521, invented by Gale H. Thorne, Jr. of Bountiful, Gale H. Thorne of Bountiful and Kendall P. Thorne of Layton, assigned to IntraVena of Bountiful.
Torqueable soft tip medical device and method of usage, patent No. 8,449,526, invented by Edward J. Snyder of Park City, Clark C. Davis of Holladay and Todd H. Turnlund of Park City, assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.
Method of using a drill guide for forming tibial bone tunnels, patent No. 8,449,553, invented by Andrew Kam of Odessa, Fla. and Hugh S. West of Sandy, assigned to Linvatec Corp. of Largo, Fla.
Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use, patent No. 8,449,579, invented by Alan Chervitz of Palm Harbor, Fla., Daniel F. Justin of Orlando, Fla., T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park and Robert W. Hoy of Essex Junction, Vt., assigned to GME Delaware 2 of Audubon, Pa.
Hydrogen and oxygen generator having semi-isolated series cell construction, patent No. 8,449,737, invented by David Thomas Richardson of Draper.
Method for pretreatment of cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials for conversion into bioenergy, patent No. 8,449,773, invented by Jaron C. Hansen of Springville and Lee D. Hansen of Saratoga Springs, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Ballast water treatment method, patent No. 8,449,778, invented by Terry R. Gong of Moraga, Calif. and Marcus G. Theodore of Salt Lake City, assigned to Earth Renaissance Technologies of Salt Lake City.
Use of SN and pore size control to improve biocompatibility in polycrystalline diamond compacts, patent No. 8,449,991, invented by Clayton F. Gardinier of Lafayette, La., Alfred S. Despres of Heber, Troy J. Medford of Orem and Tim Bunton of Norfolk, Va., assigned to Dimicron Inc. of Orem.
Quantitative PCR-based compositions and methods for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, patent No. 8,450,059, invented by David N. Fredricks of Seattle, Wash., Prasanna D. Khot of Cottonwood Heights and Daisy L. Ko of Seattle, Wash., assigned to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center of Seattle, Wash.
LDMOS with self aligned vertical LDD backside drain, patent No. 8,450,177, invented by Bruce D. Marchant of Murray and Daniel M. Kinzer of El Segundo, Calif., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Rapid two-step synthesis of anti-coagulants, patent No. 8,450,297, invented by Robert D. Rosenberg of Cambridge, Mass. and Kuberan Balagurunathan of Salt Lake City, assigned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cambridge, Mass.
Use of equol for treating androgen mediated diseases, patent No. 8,450,364, invented by Edwin Douglas Lephart of Orem, Trent D. Lund of Wheaton, Ill., Kenneth David Reginald Setchell of Cincinnati, Ohi, and Robert J. Handa of Fort Collins, Colo., assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Semiconductor structure with a planar Schottky contact, patent No. 8,450,798, invented by Fred Session of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Cathode assembly for an X-ray tube, patent No. 8,451,976, invented by Bradley D. Canfield of Orem, assigned to Varian Medical Systems Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.
System, program product, and methods for online image handling, patent No. 8,452,691, invented by Holly C. MacDonald Korth of Salt Lake City and Samuel Jacob Peterson of Salt Lake City, assigned to Overstock.com of Salt Lake City.
Genealogy context preservation, patent No. 8,452,805, invented by Charles Douglas Knutson of Salem, Jonathan Leo Krein of Provo, Daniel Zappala of Cedar Hills and Daniel Pierce Delorey of Duvall, Wash., assigned to Kinpoint Inc. of Salem.
Method for coordinating relationships between multiple physical entities, patent No. 8,452,823, invented by Paul James Taysom of Provo, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Browser with offline web-application architecture, patent No. 8,452,853, invented by Nikhil Kumar Batra of Houston, Texas, Yasmary Hernandez of Miami, Fla., Nathan Shlomo Marz of San Diego, Calif., Robert Ross Peterson of Austin, Texas and Lee Parnell Thompson of Cedar City, assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Single sign-on authentication, patent No. 8,453,224, invented by Girish Bitmandi Mutt of Bangalore, Ind., assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Controller device, patent No. 8,453,253, invented by Matthew B. Strong of Pleasant Grove, Paul J. Hepworth of South Jordan, Mark L. Gray of West Jordan, Andrew J. Olsen of Riverton and Tim Pruss of Midvale, assigned to Provo Craft and Novelty Inc. of South Jordan.
Pump dispenser, patent No. D683,232, invented by Terence A. Hulsman of North Salt Lake.
Everett Robinson, an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for The Salt Lake Tribune. Mr. 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.