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 (or by clicking the patent number).

Flexible and conformal electronics using rigid substrates

DeFigueiredo, B.P., Magleby, S.P., Howell, L.L.

US patent No. 

2019

December

Rectangular Syringe

Jeffrey E. Niven, Jason Dearden, Peter S. Schleede, Andrew J. Moulton, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby

US patent No. 

2019

September

Crossed-cylinder wrist mechanism with two degrees of freedom

Brian D. Jensen, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby, Bryce Edmondson, Jordan TANNER, Clayton Grames, Jason Lund

US patent No. 

2019

August

Deployable Joint

Larry L. Howell, Todd Nelson

US patent No. 

2019

March

Methods and devices for charged molecule manipulation

Quentin T. Aten, Larry L. Howell, Brian D. Jensen, Sandra Burnett

US patent No. 

2018

November

Surgical Retractor

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

US patent No. 

2018

April

Surgical Forceps

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

US patent No. 

2018

January

Device Dispensing Apparatus

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

US patent No. 

2017

December

Foldable Array of Three-Dimensional Panels Including Functional Electrical Components

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

US patent No. 

2017

August

Inverted Serpentine Spinal Stability Device and Associated Methods

Anton Bowden, Larry Howell, Todd Nelson, Trevor Stephens

US patent No. 

2017

May

Rigidly Foldable Array of Three-Dimensional Bodies

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

US patent No. 

2016

December

Serpentine Spinal Stability Device

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

US patent No. 

2016

May

Spinal Implant

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

US patent No. 

2016

April

Lamina Emergent Torsional Joint and Related Methods

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

US patent No. 

2015

October

Compliant Dynamic Spinal Implant and Associated Methods

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

US patent No. 

2014

March

Laminar Injection Apparatus and Method

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

US patent No. 

2013

November

User-Selectable Force Conversion Apparatus and Method

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

US patent No. 

2013

November

Spherical Three Degrees of Freedom Platform

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

US patent No. 

2012

December

Spinal Implant

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

US patent No. 

2012

November

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

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

US patent No. 

2012

July

Method of Treating a Degenerate Spinal Segment

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

US patent No. 

2012

May

Spherical Bistable Mechanism

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

US patent No. 

2010

July

Micromechanical Positional State Sensing Apparatus Method and System

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

US patent No. 

2009

November

Bistable Micromechanical Devices

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

US patent No. 

2009

June

Continuously Variable Transmission or Clutch with Ortho-Planar Compliant Mechanism

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

US patent No. 

2008

March

Self-Retracting Fully Compliant Bistable Micromechanism

Masters, N. , Howell, L.L.

US patent No. 

2006

October

Compliant Bistable Micromechanism

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

US patent No. 

2006

July

Substantially Constant-Force Exercise Machine

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

US patent No. 

2006

June

Compliant, Ortho-Planar, Linear Motion Spring

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

US patent No. 

2006

January

Dual Position Linear Displacement Micromechanism

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

US patent No. 

2006

January

Constant Force Apparatus and Method

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

US patent No. 

2005

September

Multi-Layered Compliant Mechanisms and Method of Manufacture

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

US patent No. 

2004

July

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

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

US patent No. 

2004

June

Compliant Clutch

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

US patent No. 

2004

May

Thermomechanical In-Plane Microactuator

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

US patent No. 

2004

May

Tracked Bicycle

Cheney, D., Magleby, S.P. , Moulton, A., Mattson, C., Lasson, C., Larsen, R., Larson, K., Bennion, R., Norby, E., Evans, G.

US patent No. 

2003

December

Automatic Fueling System and Components Therefor

Strnad R. S., Magleby, S. P., Marshall, J., Stout, W. D., Sorensen, C., Warnick, R., Baroldy, L., Cloward, L., Bent, D., Gaglione, A., Cvetko, R., Schellenberg, A.

US patent No. 

2003

November

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

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

US patent No. 

2003

May

Braking Device with Shoe-Orienting Compliant Member

Coons, T. , Garner, E., Howell, L.L.

US patent No. 

2002

September

Continuously Variable Transmission

Hansen, K. , Howell, L.L.

US patent No. 

2002

August

Electrostatic Apparatus for Measurement of Microfracture Strength

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

US patent No. 

2002

July

Compliant Derailleur

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

US patent No. 

2002

March

Microelectromechanical Ratcheting Apparatus

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

US patent No. 

2001

November

Recumbent Cycle with Improved Suspension

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

US patent No. 

2001

June

Bistable Compliant Mechanism

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

US patent No. 

2001

April

Compliant Overrunning Clutch with Centrifugal Throw-out

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

US patent No. 

2000

November

Compact Electrostatic Comb Actuator

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

US patent No. 

2000

October

Automatic Fueling System and Components Therefor

Strnad R. S., Magleby, S. P., Marshall, J., Stout, W. D., Sorensen, C., Warnick, R., Baroldy, L., Cloward, L., Bent, D., Gaglione, A., Cvetko, R., Schellenberg, A.

US patent No. 

2000

February

Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism and Devices Formed Therewith

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

US patent No. 

1997

July

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