ISSUED U.S. PATENTS

The following is a list of issued U.S. patents with CMR research staff as inventors. Pending patents and foreign patents are not listed. For information concerning licensing any of these patents, contact the BYU Office of Technology Transfer or Dr. Larry Howell. Detailed information on individual patents can be found by searching by patent number through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Surgical Retractor

By Edmondson, Bryce, Allen, Quentin, McCain, Michael, Pierce, John J., Bateman, Terri, Howell, Larry L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9936937
    April 2018

Surgical Forceps

By Edmondson, Bryce, Grames, Clayton, Bowen Landen, Call, Eric, Bateman, Terri, Magleby, Spencer, Howell, Larry L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,867,631
    January 2018

 

Device Dispensing Apparatus

By Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P., Nihipali, H.C.G., Wilding, S.E.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,839,270
    December 2017

 

Foldable Array of Three-Dimensional Panels Including Functional Electrical Components

By Francis, Kevin C., Newton, Cory N., Wilson, Mary E., Zirbel, Shannon A., Magleby, Spencer P., Howell, Larry L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,742,348
    August 2017

 

Inverted Serpentine Spinal Stability Device and Associated Methods

By Anton Bowden, Larry Howell, Todd Nelson, Trevor Stephens

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,642,651
    May 2017

 

Rigidly Foldable Array of Three-Dimensional Bodies

By Robert J. Lang, Bryce J. Edmonson, Spencer P. Magleby, Larry L. Howell

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,512,618
    December 2016

 

Serpentine Spinal Stability Device

By Eric Dodgen, Larry L. Howell, Anton E. Bowden

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,333,008
    May 2016

 

Spinal Implant

By Peter Halverson, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby, Anton E. Bowden

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,314,346
    April 2016

 

Lamina Emergent Torsional Joint and Related Methods

By Magleby, S.P., Jacobsen, J.O., Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,157,497
    October 2015

 

Compliant Dynamic Spinal Implant and Associated Methods

By Bowden, A.E., Howell, L.L., Halverson, P.A. , Stratton, E.M.

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,663,286
    March 2014

 

Laminar Injection Apparatus and Method

By Albrechtsen, N.B., Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P.

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,585,677
    November 2013

 

User-Selectable Force Conversion Apparatus and Method

By Bowen, L., Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P., Olsen, B., Bateman, T., Lebaron, D., Ojha, A.

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,573,572
    November 2013

 

Spherical Three Degrees of Freedom Platform

By Lusk, C.P. , Howell, L.L.,

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,336,421
    December 2012

 

Spinal Implant

By Halverson, P., Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P., Bowden, A.E.

  • US Patent No. 8,308,801 B2
    November 2012

 

Out-of-Plane Configuration-Adjusting Mechanism, System, and Method

By Howell, L.L., Winder, B.G., Bassett, E.K., Mackay, A.B., Magleby, S.P.

  • US Patent No. 8,210,065
    July 2012

 

Method of Treating a Degenerate Spinal Segment

By Bowden, A.E., Howell, L.L., Halverson, P.A., Stratton, E.M.

  • US Patent No. 8,172,883
    May 2012

 

Spherical Bistable Mechanism

By Lusk, C.P. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent 7,763,818
    July 2010

 

Micromechanical Positional State Sensing Apparatus Method and System

By Messenger, R.K., McLain, T.W., Anderson, J.K., Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,616,013
    November 2009

 

Bistable Micromechanical Devices

By Messenger, R.K., McLain, T.W., Anderson, J.K., Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,554,342
    June 2009

 

Continuously Variable Transmission or Clutch with Ortho-Planar Compliant Mechanism

By Whiting, M.J., Howell, L.L., Todd, R.H., Magleby, S.P., Anderson, M.C., Rasmussen, N.O.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,338,398
    March 2008

 

Self-Retracting Fully Compliant Bistable Micromechanism

By Masters, N. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,126,446
    October 2006

 

Compliant Bistable Micromechanism

By Howell, L.L., Parkinson, M.B., Jensen, B.D., Roach, G.M.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,075,209
    July 2006

 

Substantially Constant-Force Exercise Machine

By Howell, L.L. , Magleby, S.P.

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,060,012
    June 2006

 

Compliant, Ortho-Planar, Linear Motion Spring

By Howell, L.L. , Thomson, S. , Briscoe, J.A. , Parise, J.J. , Lorenc, S. , Larsen, J.B. , Huffmire, C.R. , Burnside, N., Gomm, T.A.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,983,924
    January 2006

 

Dual Position Linear Displacement Micromechanism

By Howell, L.L. , Lyon, S.M. , Weight, B.L., Clements, D.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,982,515
    January 2006

 

Constant Force Apparatus and Method

By Weight, B.L. , Mattson, C.A. , Magleby, S.P. , Howell, L.L. , Brown, B.J.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,945,800
    September 2005

 

Multi-Layered Compliant Mechanisms and Method of Manufacture

By Todd, R.H. , Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P. , Herring, A.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,757,975
    July 2004

 

High-Performance Fully-Compliant Micro-Mechanisms for Force/Displacement Amplification

By Jensen, B.D. , Farina, M. , Kurabayashi, K.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,748,818
    June 2004

 

Compliant Clutch

By Howell, L.L. , Crane, N.B.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,736,249
    May 2004

 

Thermomechanical In-Plane Microactuator

By Howell, L.L. , Lyon, S.M.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,734,597
    May 2004

 

Tracked Bicycle

By Cheney, D. (Capstone sponsor) , Magleby, S.P. , undergraduate students

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,663,117
    December 2003

 

Automatic Fueling System and Components Therefor

By Strnad R. S. (research sponsor), Magleby, S. P., Marshall, J., Stout, W. D., Sorensen, C., graduate students

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,640,846
    November 2003

 

Method and System for Automated On-Chip Material and Structural Certification of MEMS Devices

By Sinclair, M.B. , de Boer, M.P. , Smith, N.F., Jensen, B.D. , Miller, S.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,567,715
    May 2003

 

Braking Device with Shoe-Orienting Compliant Member

By Coons, T. , Coons, T. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,454,055
    September 2002

 

Continuously Variable Transmission

By Hansen, K. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,432,009
    August 2002

 

Electrostatic Apparatus for Measurement of Microfracture Strength

By de Boer, M.P. , Bitsie, F. , Jensen, B.D.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,424,165
    July 2002

 

Compliant Derailleur

By Howell, L.L. , Baker, M.S. , Herring, A.L. , Lott, C.D.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,354,971
    March 2002

 

Microelectromechanical Ratcheting Apparatus

By Barnes, S.M. , Miller, S.L. , Miller, S.L. , Rodgers, M.S., Burg, M.S.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,313,562
    November 2001

 

Recumbent Cycle with Improved Suspension

By Rasmussen, C.M. , Howell, L.L. , Johnson, C. , Johnson, K. , Hansen, K. , Cedeno, T., Hayes, D. , Arnold, J.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,247,714
    June 2001

 

Bistable Compliant Mechanism

By Jensen, B.D. , Howell, L.L. , Roach, G.M.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,215,081
    April 2001

 

Compliant Overrunning Clutch with Centrifugal Throw-out

By Roach, G.M. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,148,979
    November 2000

 

Compact Electrostatic Comb Actuator

By Rodgers, M.S., Burg, M.S. , Jensen, B.D. , Miller, S.L., Barnes, S.M.

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,133,670
    October 2000

 

Automatic Fueling System and Components Therefor

By Strnad R.S. (research sponsor), Magleby, S.P. , Marshall, J. , Stout, W.D. , Sorensen, C., graduate students

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,024,137
    February 2000

 

Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism and Devices Formed Therewith

By Midha, A. , Murphy, M.D. , Howell, L.L.

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,649,454
    July 1997

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