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Systems and methods for deploying and utilizing a network of conversation control systems, patent No. 8,468,027, invented by Brady Dow of Riverton, assigned to Kombea Corp. of American Fork.
Systems, apparatus and methods for thermal energy storage, coupling and transfer, patent No. 8,464,535, invented by Maurice White of Pasco, Wash., and Peter Brehm of Richland, Wash., assigned to Infinia Corp. of Ogden.
Stake system and method for soft material, patent No. 8,464,738, invented by Eric M. Simonson of Salt Lake City and E. Roger Simonson of Salt Lake City.
Brake flush machine, patent No. 8,464,763, invented by Jon A. Petty of St. George, assigned to Phoenix Systems LLC of St. George.
Multi-chamber container system for storing and mixing fluids, patent No. 8,464,910, invented by Brian G. Larson of Alpine and Daryl J. Tichy of Orem, assigned to Solutions Biomed LLC of Orem.
System and method for encoding and decoding data and references to data in machine-readable graphical codes, patent No. 8,464,930, invented by Paul J. Hepworth of Riverton and Dimitri V. Yatsenko of Sandy, assigned to The Code Corp. of Bluffdale.
LED lighting device, patent No. 8,465,179, invented by Stan Thurgood of Hooper, Jim Malfitano of Newburyport, Mass. and Lijian Geng of Hsinchu, Taiwan, assigned to CAO Group Inc. of West Jordan.
Brake systems for C-arm positioning devices, apparatus containing the same and methods for using such systems, patent No. 8,465,203, invented by David Barker of Salt Lake City, John Matthew Simmons of Bountiful and Jan Bruening of Salt Lake City, assigned to General Electric Co. of Schenectady, N.Y.
Safety suture cutting device and related methods, patent No. 8,465,512, invented by Branden D. Rosenhan of Salt Lake City.
Method for the preparation of 2-halo-2'-deoxyadenosine compounds from 2'-deoxyguanosine, patent No. 8,466,275, invented by Morris J. Robins of Provo, Zlatko Janeba of Los Angeles, Calif. and Paula Francom of Salt Lake City, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter bandwidth matching, patent No. 8,466,818, invented by Tracy Johancsik of Murray, Ryan James Kier of Salt Lake City and Yusuf Haque of Woodside, Calif., assigned to Crest Semiconductors Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
System and method for graphical rendering of point primitives , patent No. 8,466,874, invented by Harold Dee Gardiner of Sandy, assigned to Rockwell Collins Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,467,178, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase LLC of Orem.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,467,179, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase LLC of Orem.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,467,183, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem, and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase, LLC of Orem.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,467,185, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase LLC of Orem.
Permanent solid state memory, patent No. 8,467,215, invented by Barry M. Lunt of Provo, Matthew R. Linford of Provo, Robert C. Davis of Provo and Dee Anderson of Provo, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Methods and compositions for imaging atherosclerotic plaques, patent No. 8,467,493, invented by Anthony F. Purchio of Taylorsville, Ali Bahadur of South Jordan and Sergio Vasquez of South Jordan, assigned to Numira Biosciences Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Coaxial speaker system with improved transition between individual speakers, patent No. 8,467,557, invented by Brian Howard Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles Emory Hughes, II of Gastonia, N.C. and Jonathan Neil Hart of Salt Lake City, assigned to MS Electronics LLC of Overland Park, Kan.
Techniques for identity and policy based routing, patent No. 8,468,268, invented by Jeremy Ray Brown of Orem, Jason Allen Sabin of Lehi, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk of Springville, Kal A. Larsen of Springville, Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson and Stephen R Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Scalability of data deduplication through the use of a locality table, patent No. 8,468,320, invented by Russell R. Stringham of Orem, assigned to Symantec Operating Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.
Methods, systems, and data structures for loading and authenticating a module, patent No. 8,468,330, invented by Edwards E. Reed of Honeoye Falls, N.Y. and T. Iga Acar of Orem, assigned to Oracle International Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif.
Credentials for blinded intended audiences, patent No. 8,468,359, invented by Cameron Craig Morris of Saratoga Springs, Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson and Tammy Anita Green of Provo, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
System and method for providing virtual desktop extensions on a client desktop, patent No. 8,468,455, invented by Michael Jorgensen of Mapleton, Michael Fairbanks of Lindon, Jason Allen Sabin of Lehi, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk of Springville and Kal A. Larsen of Springville, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
System and method for creating a customized installation on demand, patent No. 8,468,518, invented by Robert A. Wipfel of Draper, assigned to Oracle International Corp. of Redwood City, Calif.
System and method for application-integrated information card selection, patent No. 8,468,576, invented by Thomas E. Doman of Pleasant Grove, Duane F. Buss of West Mountain, Daniel S. Sanders of Orem, Andrew A. Hodgkinson of Pleasant Grove, James G. Sermersheim of Woodland Hills and James M. Norman of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.
Authentication code with associated confirmation words, patent No. 8,468,584, invented by Stanton W. Hansen of Holladay, assigned to Wells Fargo Bank of San Francisco, Calif.
Beverage tower wrap, patent No. D684,432, invented by John Stein of Ogden, Joseph C. Stein, III of Ogden and Paul Carlsen of North Ogden, assigned to JPJ Tap Wrap LLC of Ogden.
Dual axis vent rod air freshener, patent No. D684,675, invented by Aaron Irvin of Salt Lake Cit, and Nate Finlay of Lehi.
Bodily fluid drainage bag cover, patent No. D684,687, invented by Earl G. Christensen of Alpine, assigned to SteriGear LLC of Provo.
Bodily fluid drainage bag cover, patent No. D684,688, invented by Earl G. Christensen of Alpine, assigned to SteriGear LLC of Provo.
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.