Fish-catching system, patent No. 7,603,805, invented by Ned W. Lehmberg of Lehi.
Reactive material enhanced projectiles and related methods, patent No. 7,603,951, invented by Michael T. Rose of Tremonton, Daniel W. Doll of Marriott-Slaterville, James R. Hodgson of Newton, Robert K. Goodell of Honeyville, Randall T. Busky of Independence, Mo., Edward J. Bray, II of Overland Park, Kan., and Daniel B. Nielson of Tremonton, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotating a cutting element, patent No. 7,604,073, invented by Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, and Timothy N. Sexton of Santaquin, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.
Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same, patent No. 7,604,074, invented by Ronald K. Eyre of Orem, and Yabei Gu of Painted Post, N.Y., assigned to Smith International, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
Composite seals, seal structures and related methods, patent No. 7,604,243, invented by Daniel K. Zitting of St. George, Tadd M. McBride of Riverton, and A. Todd Hagen of Murray, assigned to Macrotech Polyseal, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System for generating electricity from fluid currents, patent No. 7,604,454, invented by Daniel E. Power, III of Nashville, Tenn., Ned R. Hansen of Hyde Park, Dody Bachtar of Layton, and Alan Schilke of Eden, assigned to Oceana Energy Company of Washington, District of Columbia.
Electrical linear motor for marine propulsion, patent No. 7,604,520, invented by Oleg Kotlyar of Salt Lake City.
Basketball rim assembly, patent No. 7,604,555, invented by S. Curtis Nye of Clinton, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.
Method and system for varying stride in an elliptical exercise machine, patent No. 7,604,573, invented by William T. Dalebout of North Logan, N. Jeffrey Chatterton of Logan, Jaremy T. Butler of Paradise, D. Jeffrey Nielsen of Nibley, and Gaylen W. Ercanbrack of Logan, assigned to Icon IP, Inc. of Logan.
Catheter and introducer needle assembly with needle shield, patent No. 7,604,616, invented by Stephen L. Thoresen of Orem, Glade H. Howell of Sandy, Weston F. Harding of Lehi, Christopher N. Cindrich of Provo, and Greg L. Brimhall of W. Jordan, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization, patent No. 7,604,654, invented by T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Daniel E. Gerbec of Logan, and Joel Dever of Millville, assigned to Stryker Spine of France.
Bone fixation system and method for using the same, patent No. 7,604,655, invented by David R. Warnick of Oklahoma City, assigned to X-spine Systems, Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio.
Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method, patent No. 7,604,660, invented by Ulf R. Borg of Cornelius, N.C., Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., and Jason R. Reynolds of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.
Modular floating water evaporation system, patent No. 7,604,710, invented by David J. Haslem of Vernal, Michael E. Dofelmire of Vernal, Darrin N. Haslem of Yorktown, Va., and Michael T. Lawing of Yorktown, Va., assigned to EvapoRite Systems, Inc. of Yorktown, Va.
Bioamplification for microbial sensor signal transduction, patent No. 7,604,953, invented by Marc D. Porter of Salt Lake City, Betsy Jean Yakes of Alexandria, Va., Robert J. Lipert of Ames, Iowa, and John P. Bannantine of Ames, Iowa, assigned to Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. of Ames, Iowa.
Computer lock system, patent No. 7,606,024, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., George R. Langlais of Nashua, N.H., and Timothy M. Waters of Hiram, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Managed roaming for WLANS, patent No. 7,606,242, invented by Robert Whelan of Kirkland, Wash., Lamar Van Wagenen of Sandy, and Roy Morris of Bothell, Wash., assigned to Wavelink Corporation of Seattle, Wash.
Burst spread spectrum radio system and method for asset tracking and data telemetry, patent No. 7,606,288, invented by Sy Prestwich of Riverton, Scott Bevan of Lehi, Dirk Ostermiller of Draper, and K. Deric Eldredge of West Jordan, assigned to S5 Wireless, Inc. of Sandy.
Sub-sequence accumulation filter and method, patent No. 7,606,292, invented by Johnny M. Harris of Centerville, Thomas R. Giallorenzi of Riverton, Dan M. Griffin of Bountiful, Eric K. Hall of Holliday, and Richard B. Ertel of Midvale, assigned to L-3 Communications Corporation of New York, N.Y.
Crystal structure of the 30S ribosome and its use, patent No. 7,606,670, invented by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Brian Thomas Wimberly of Guilford, Conn., Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Andrew Philip Carter of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and William Melvon Clemons, Jr. of Boston, Mass., assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Computer system and computer-implemented method for selecting invoice settlement options, patent No. 7,606,766, invented by Matthew V. Anderson of Murray, Greg A. Laufer of Park City, and Jeffrey R. Dye of Park City, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Domain name acquisition and management system and method, patent No. 7,606,858, invented by Raymond King of Portland, Ore., Ron Wiener of Portland, Ore., and Len Albert Bayles of Salt Lake City, assigned to SnapNames.com, Inc. of Portland, Ore.
Virus detection by executing e-mail code in a virtual machine, patent No. 7,607,171, invented by Walter L. Marsden of Provo, and David E. Green of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Avinti, Inc. of Orem.
Cutting tool, patent No. D602,324, invented by Dennis Hancock of Morgan, and Jeffery D. Hancock of Uintah.
Lock for audio component controls, patent No. D602,471, invented by John B. Bogdan of Providence, Robin M. Urry of Draper, and John D. Hanson of West Jordan, assigned to Harman International Industries, Incorporated of Northridge, Calif.
Playground equipment, patent No. D602,554, invented by Jacob Kearl of Plain City, and Stephen F. Nye of Syracuse, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.
Everett Robinson, who is 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.