A patent to keep your thumb and attention span in sync
Remote control with speed channel changing mode, patent No. 8,477,059, invented by Michael L. Howard of Renton, Wash., assigned to Control4 Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Carabiners with multi mode locking sleeves, methods of manufacturing such carabiners, and methods of using such carabiners, patent No. 8,474,112, invented by Rocke P. Thompson of Bountiful, assigned to Rock Exotica LLC of Clearfield.
Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions, patent No. 8,474,155, invented by Steven C. McDonald of Heber and Bradley S. Long of Portland, Ore., assigned to Nike Inc. of Beaverton, Ore.
Oval-to-round exhaust collector system, patent No. 8,474,252, invented by Boyd L. Butler of Sandy.
Methods to provide a feature on a needle, patent No. 8,474,300, invented by Austin Jason McKinnon of Herriman, Edward G. Henderson, III of Salt Lake City, S. Ray Isaacson of Roy and Bart D. Peterson of Farmington, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Method and apparatus for bonded substrates, patent No. 8,474,506, invented by Yuri V. Sokolov of Sandy, Donald Roy of West Jordan and Tyler Hook of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Isolation system for drilling systems, patent No. 8,474,547, invented by Thomas J. Oothoudt of Little Falls, Minn. and Robert Eugene Able of Bozeman, Mont., assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Pipe coupling including arcuate snap couplers, patent No. 8,474,880, invented by Ajit Singh Gill of Salt Lake City.
Self-clinching blind floating fastener, patent No. 8,475,099, invented by Steven D. Bandis of West Jordan and Russell J. Maxfield of Riverton, assigned to Varian Medical Systems Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.
Reorientable electrical receptacle, patent No. 8,475,175, invented by Kimberly R. Gerard of Murray, assigned to 360 Electrical LLC of Salt Lake City.
Assemblies for identifying a power injectable access port, patent No. 8,475,417, invented by Kelly B. Powers of North Salt Lake, Jim C. Beasley of Phoenix, Ariz., Kevin W. Sheetz of Sandy, Matthew M. Lowe of South Jordan, Eddie K. Burnside of Bountiful and Jay Gerondale of Newbury Park, Calif., assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Catheter assembly and method for internally anchoring a catheter in a patient, patent No. 8,475,430, invented by Mark L. Adams of Sandy, William J. Shaw of Cambridge, Mass., Donald C. Hovey of Sherborn, Mass., and Luis J. Maseda of Natick, Mass. assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.
Airflow applicators and related treatment methods, patent No. 8,475,510, invented by Eric M. Simon of Salt Lake City and Randall D. Block of Salt Lake City, assigned to Larada Sciences Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Two-stage process for producing oil from microalgae, patent No. 8,475,543, invented by James R. Oyler of Salt Lake City, assigned to Genifuel Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Control method for hydrocarbon hydrocyclones, patent No. 8,475,664, invented by Paul Martin Keyser of Sandy and Timothy John Olson of Salt Lake City, assigned to FLSmidth A/S of Denmark.
BRCA2 mutations and use thereof, patent No. 8,476,020, invented by Thomas Scholl of Westborough, Mass., Brian E. Ward of Park City, Amie Deffenbaugh of Salt Lake City, Lynn Burbidge of Salt Lake City and Walter W. Noll of Salt Lake City, assigned to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Method of manufacture and structure for a trench transistor having a heavy body region, patent No. 8,476,133, invented by Brian Sze-Ki Mo of Fremont, Calif., Duc Chau of San Jose, Calif., Steven Sapp of Felton, Calif., Izak Bencuya of Saratoga, Calif. and Dean Edward Probst of West Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Methods and compositions for treating keratin hyperproliferative disorders, patent No. 8,476,243, invented by Roger Louis Kaspar of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Robyn Patricia Hickerson of Santa Cruz, Calif., assigned to Transderm Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Purine-core inhibitors of HSP90 and their use in treating cancer, patent No. 8,476,285, invented by Ashok C. Bajji of Salt Lake City, Se-Ho Kim of Salt Lake City, Benjamin Markovitz of Columbus, Ohio, Richard Trovato of Salt Lake City, Rajendra Tangallapally of Salt Lake City, Mark B. Anderson of Salt Lake City, Daniel Wettstein of Salt Lake City, Mark Shenderovich of Salt Lake City and John A. Vanecko of Thousand Oaks, Calif., assigned to Myrexis Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Composite segment collimators for SPECT without dead zones, patent No. 8,476,610, invented by Eric Hawman of Schaumburg, Ill. and Gengsheng Zeng of Salt Lake City, assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. of Malvern, Pa.
Three-dimensional semiconductor device structures and methods, patent No. 8,476,703, invented by Qi Wang of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Coupled cavity traveling wave tube, patent No. 8,476,830, invented by Ruey-Jen Hwu of Salt Lake City, Laurence P. Sadwick of Salt Lake City and Jishi Ren of Ottawa, Canada.
Wireless sensor system, patent No. 8,477,027, invented by Gerald E. Givens of Winnsboro, La., Kenneth Duane Austin of Perry and Dale Anderson Hibbert of Middleton, Idaho, assigned to Gerald E. Givens of Winnsboro, La.
Thermal printer with static electricity discharger, patent No. 8,477,162, invented by Robert W. Martell of Portland, Ore., Mark E. Thueson of Ogden, Kevin M. Parks of Portland, Ore., Divyatej Tummala of Beaverton, Ore., Daniel B. Meyer of Lake Oswego, Ore. and Timothy C. Martin of Portland, Ore., assigned to Graphic Products Inc. of Beaverton, Ore.
Metalized receiver/transfer media for printing and transfer process, patent No. 8,477,163, invented by Paul Hirst of Sheffield, United Kingdom, assigned to MarvelPress LLC of Salt Lake City.
High power optical disc drives, patent No. 8,477,588, invented by Erik C. Bard of Lehi, Douglas P. Hansen of Spanish Fork, Barry M. Lunt of Provo, Raymond T. Perkins of Orem and Mark O. Worthington of Montrose, Calif., assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Immersion heater with exhaust path for overpressure, patent No. 8,478,116, invented by Sam W. Henry of Ogden, Paul Neilson of Pleasant View and Gary Cook of Plain City, assigned to Chromalox Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Systems and methods for positioning a catheter, patent No. 8,478,382, invented by Eddie K. Burnside of Bountiful, Shayne Messerly of Kaysville, Robert N. Golden of Kirkland, Wash., and Rand W. Lee of Seattle, Wash., assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Hierarchical entitlement system with integrated inheritance and limit checks, patent No. 8,478,668, invented by Bruce G. Woodward of Orem, Debra Smith of Waterloo, Calif. and Richard Pledereder of Pleasanton, Calif., assigned to Sybase Inc. of Dublin, Calif.
Multi-tiered media services using cloud computing for globally interconnecting business and customers, patent No. 8,478,848, invented by Brian Douglas Minert of Orem, assigned to Incontact Inc. of Midvale.
Integrated circuit (IC) with primary and secondary networks and device containing such an IC, patent No. 8,479,069, invented by Marc Miller of Palo Alto, Calif., Steven Teig of Menlo Park, Calif., Brad Hutchings of Provo and Danny Thom of Santa Rosa, Calif., assigned to Tabula Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Method of and circuit for implementing a filter in an integrated circuit, patent No. 8,479,133, invented by Xavier Wendling of Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, France and James M. Simkins of Park City, assigned to Xilinx Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Credential categorization, patent No. 8,479,254, invented by Duane F. Buss of West Mountain, Patrick R. Felsted of Cedar Hills, Andrew A. Hodgkinson of Pleasant Grove and Daniel S. Sanders of Orem, assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.
USB drive with a transparent section, patent No. D685,382, invented by Jon Lee Anderson of Salt Lake City and Sergey Samorukov of Moscow, Russia.
USB drive with LED indicator, patent No. D685,383, invented by Jon Lee Anderson of Salt Lake City and David J. Smurthwaite of Salt Lake City.
Organ or tissue cradle, patent No. D685,498, invented by Christopher P. Steinman of Sandy, Rick W. Walker of Stow, Ohio, Kirk C. Palmerton of Kent, Ohio, Jeffrey S. Louis of Akron, Ohio, David Pettinato of Schaumburg, Ill., Matthew Copithorne of Framingham, Mass., Brian Otts of Warrior, Ala., Peter Demuylder of Londerzeel, Belgium, and James Guarrera of New York, N.Y., assigned to Lifeline Scientific Inc. of Itasca, Ill.
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.