Thirteen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Oct. 30.

Transmission pressure modulation by orificed check valve. Gary S. Carne, Riverton. Assigned to Electronic Systems Eliminator, Inc., Riverton. Filed May 31, 2005, claiming priority to provisional patent application No. 60/576,254, filed June 1, 2004. Patent No. 7,287,444.

Railroad panel placement system. Ernest Bruce Durbano, Layton. Assigned to Durbano Metals Inc., Ogden. Filed March 10, 2004. Patent No. 7,287,476.

Adjustable ski skin attachment device. Thomas Laakso, David Mellon, both of Park City; Ben Walker, Draper; David Narajowski, Heber City. Assigned to Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Salt Lake City. Filed Oct. 20, 2004, claiming priority to provisional application No. 60/525,129, filed Nov. 25, 2003. Patent No. 7,287,775.

Vertical milling apparatus for a paved surface. David R. Hall, Timothy C. Duke, Joe Fox, Tyson J. Wilde, all of Provo. Filed May 4, 2006. Patent No. 7,287,818.

High temperature crystallization of 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexa-

nitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazatetracyclo(5.5.0.05,903,11)-dodecane. R. Scott Hamilton, Bear River City; Clint Nelson, Perry; Sharon Yeung Dressen, Vincent Mancini, both of Ogden. Assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Edina, Minn. Filed Aug. 6, 2003, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,288,648.

Self-latching power supply apparatus. Greg Perkins, Sandy; David B. Batholomew, Springville. Assigned to IntilliServ Inc., Provo. Filed April 13, 2005. Patent No. 7,288,857.

Infinite impulse response multiplierless digital filter architecture. Tamal Bose, Chirag RamGopal Sharma, both of Logan; Alan W. Shaw, Lewiston; Ratchaneekorn Thamvichai, St. Cloud, Minn. Assigned to Utah State University, Logan. Filed July 8, 2003. Patent No. 7,289,558.

Shield structure and focal spot control assembly for X-ray device. James R. Boye, Salt Lake City; Gregory C. Andrews, Draper. Assigned to Varian Medical Systems Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Filed Sept. 3, 2004. Patent No. 7,289,603.

Diamond enhanced cutting element. David R. Hall, Ronald Crockett, John Bailey, Matt Kudla, all of Provo. Filed March 29, 2007. Design Patent No. D554,162.

Outdoor camera. Paul Tusting, Salt Lake City; Robin Peng Peng, Sandy. Assigned to WILIFE Inc., Draper. Sept. 13, 2006. Design Patent No. D554,169.

Non-stretchable video projection screen. David Wiener, Park City. Filed June 1, 2005. Design Patent No. D554,175.

Central side portions of a sports racquet William D. Severa, Darien, Ill.; Donald G. Loeffler, Gilberts, Ill.; Antoine Ballon, Chicago, Ill.; Ronald R. Rocchi, Naperville, Ill.; Paul Terry, Park City. Assigned to Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Chicago, Ill. Filed Nov. 14, 2006. Design Patent No. D554,210.

Throat portion of a sports racquet. William D. Severa, Darien, Ill.; Donald G. Loeffler, Gilberts, Ill.; Antoine Ballon, Chicago, Ill.; Ronald R. Rocchi, Naperville, Ill.; Paul Terry, Park City. Assigned to Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Chicago, Ill. Filed Nov. 14, 2006. Design Patent No. D554,211.


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