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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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