Seventeen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on July 17. U.S. patents are granted each Tuesday. The new patents include:

Monitoring of cleaning process. Paul T. Jacobs, Bicknell; Jenn-Hann Wang, Northridge, Calif.; Szu-Min Lin, Laguna Hills, Calif. Assigned to Ethicon Inc., Somerville, N.J. Filed Dec. 20, 2002, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,246,627.

Cross-country ski binding. Harold E. Ayliffe, Park City. Filed Feb. 10, 2005, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/543,528, filed Feb. 11, 2004. Patent No. 7,246,812.

Dental tray system with releasable hold inner and outer dental trays. Peter M. Allred, Riverton; Dan E. Fischer, Sandy. Assigned to Ultradent Products Inc., South Jordan. Filed Jan. 31, 2005. Patent No. 7,247,022.

Mass casualty, disaster training inflatable manikin. William Hoster Jr., Sandy. Field July 12, 2004, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/518,195, filed Nov. 7, 2003. Patent No. 7,247,027.

Bladder-based cuff for measuring physiological parameters and methods of measuring physiological parameters using same. Perry N. Law, Centerville; Douglas L. Cox, David R. Miller, both of Morgan; David A. Bell, Farmington. Assigned to Hema Metrics Inc., Kaysville. Filed Oct. 29, 2003. Patent No. 7,247,143.

Mutations in the KCNE1 gene encoding human minK which cause arrhythmia susceptibility thereby establishing KCNE1 as an LQT gene. Mark T. Keating, Brookline, Mass.; Michael C. Sanguinetti, Salt Lake City; Igor Splawski, Boston, Mass. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 5, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,247,436.

Electronically controlled electric motor. James L. Bailey, Draper; Kyle J. Bunch, Salt Lake City. Assigned to XIDEM Inc., Carthage, Texas. Filed July 1, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/393,134, filed July 1, 2002. Patent No. 7,248,006.

Thin deflectable resistor. David B. Beck, West Jordan; John A. Sindt, Thomas E. Danielson, both of Sandy. Assigned to Sensitron Inc., Draper. Filed Aug. 2, 2005. Patent No. 7,248,142.

Down hole transmission system. Robert R. Hall, H. Tracy Hall Jr., both of Provo. Assigned to IntelliServ Inc., Provo. Filed June 28, 2004. Patent No. 7,248,177.

Integrated component mounting system. Robert Steven Miller, Sandy. Assigned to Varian Medical Systems Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Filed Nov. 15, 2004, a divisional of U.S. Patent No. 6,819,742, filed Dec. 7, 2001. Patent No. 7,248,673.

Integrated sensor with electrical and optical single molecule sensitivity. Holger Schmidt, Capitola, Calif.; Aaron Roe Hawkins, Provo. Assigned to Brigham Young University, Provo; The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, Calif. Filed Oct. 14, 2005, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No.

7,248,771.

System and method for assigning a funding source for a radio frequency identification device. Michael J. Berardi, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Michal Bliman, Matawan, N.J.; David Bonalle, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, all of New York, N.Y.; Matthew C. Hood, Wayne, Pa.; Trevor J. Perry, West Jordan; Peter D. Saunders, John R. Williamson, both of Salt Lake City; Kristin L. VonWald, North Jordan. Assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York, N.Y. Filed Dec. 13, 2002, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,249,112.

Correlating genealogy records systems and methods. Bennett Cookson Jr., Kendall J. Jefferson, Grant Parkinson, Douglas T. Reid, Daren Thayne, all of Orem; Ken Boyer, Cedar Hills; Jerry Collings, American Fork; James Mark Hamilton, Provo; Michael J. Wolfgramm, Pleasant Grove. Assigned to The Generations Network Inc., Provo. Filed Dec. 29, 2003. Patent No. 7,249,129.

Roller die press. Gerardo D. Ayala, Michael Horito, both of Provo; Tyler Allen, Springville. Assigned to Provo Craft and Novelty Inc., Spanish Fork. Filed Jan. 30, 2006. Design Patent No. D547,339.

Roller die press. Gerardo D. Ayala, Michael Horito, both of Provo; Tyler Allen, Springville. Assigned to Provo Craft and Novelty Inc., Spanish Fork. Filed Jan. 30, 2006. Design Patent No. D547,340.

Iron golf club cavity. Christopher B. Best, Park City; Thomas C. Morris, Ryan L. Roach, both of Carlsbad, Calif. Assigned to Acushnet Co., Fairhaven, Mass. Filed July 26, 2006. Design Patent No. D547,409.

Stethoscope cover. Darren Jones, America Fork; James Grosslight, Apex, N.C. Assigned to Alpine Innovations LLC, American Fork. Filed Oct. 31, 2005. Design Patent No. D547,448.


Karl R. Cannon is a Registered Patent Attorney and a founding shareholder in the Salt Lake area law firm of Clayton, Howarth & Cannon P.C., specialists in patent, trademark and copyright law. He may be contacted at 801-255-5335 or by e-mail at kcannon@chcpat.com. Copies of patents are available by mail for $3 each from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Box 9 (Copy Sales), Washington, DC 20231; by credit card via telephone 703-308-9726 or toll free 800-972-6382; facsimile 703-305-8759; or e-mail ptcs@uspto.gov. Patents can also be viewed and printed free of charge from several Internet sites, including www.uspto.gov or www.delphion.com.