Seventeen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Nov. 6.

Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure. Steve McDonald, Heber; Tobie D. Hatfield, Lake Oswego, Ore. Assigned to Nike Inc., Beaverton, Ore. Filed April 1, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,290,357.

Upflow bioreactor having a septum and an auger and drive assembly. Carl S. Hansen, Garland; Conly L. Hansen, North Logan. Assigned to Utah State University, North Logan. Filed Oct. 27, 2006. Patent No. 7,290,669.

Mounting bracket. Dennis H. Hancock, Mountain Green. Assigned to Stearns Inc., Sauk Rapids, Minn. Filed Jan. 31, 2005. Patent No. 7,290,690.

Concrete form systems with concrete ties. Derrel L. Spencer, Lehi; L. Alma Jessop, Herriman. Assigned to Cactus Holdings LLC, Lehi. Filed July 7, 2004, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/544,698, filed Feb. 13, 2004. Patent No. 7,290,749.

Center discharge hybrid inflator device. Gregory J. Lang, South Ogden; William D. Staheli, North Ogden; Robert E. Lewis, West Haven; Steve Taylor, Sunset. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed Oct. 29, 2004. Patent No. 7,290,797.

Vehicle impact energy management system. Bradley W. Smith, Ogden; David W. Parkinson, North Ogden. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed May 19, 2005. Patent No. 7,290,812.

Mounting system for an X-ray tube. Craig Smith, Herriman; Christopher Artig, Summit Park. Assigned to Varian Medical Systems Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Filed Feb. 9, 2004. Patent No. 7,290,929.

Actuated electric connection. David R. Hall, Joe Fox, both of Provo. Filed Jul. 5, 2005. Patent No. 7,291,028.

Infusion syringe. Evan W. Call, Bountiful. Assigned to Physicians Industries Inc., West Valley City. Filed April 23, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,291,131.

Method for bonding a transmission line to a downhole tool. David R. Hall, Provo; Joe Fox, Spanish Fork. Assigned to IntelliServ Inc., Provo. Filed Dec. 31, 2003. Patent No. 7,291,303.

Target volume based torque phase control during upshift. Aaron Pfadt, Salt Lake City; Gang Chen, Rochester Hills, Mich. Assigned to Chrysler LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich. Filed Sept. 8, 2005. Patent No. 7,292,922.

Disambiguating point-of-sale data through item indexing. Ronald S. Sorensen, Francis; William D. Dunlavy, Robert J. Peressini, both of Park City. Assigned to Park City Group, Park City. Filed May 9, 2003. Patent No. 7,292,991.

Method and apparatus for disruption sensitive network data management. Peter E. Johnson, Lehi; David A. Eatough, Herriman. Assigned to Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed May 30, 2002. Patent No. 7,293,091.

Poultry holder for roasting pans. S. Ty Measom, Logan. Assigned to Logan Outdoor Products LLC, Logan. Filed Jan. 4, 2006. Design Patent No. D554,429.

Travel mug. Alfredo Carreno, Aurora, Ill.; David Meyers, Kaysville. Assigned to Thermos LLC, Rolling Meadows, Ill. Filed July 28, 2005. Design Patent No. D554,435.

Roof canopy. Bradley J. Hanson, North Augusta, S.C.; Donald S. Hanson, Evans, Ga.; Anthony R. Rossello, Eagle Mountain. Assigned to Textron Inc., Providence, R.I. Filed Feb. 2, 2007. Design Patent No. D554,574.

Clip-in nostril expander. Glen B. Reed, St. George. Filed March 15, 2007. Design Patent No. D554,752.

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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. Patents can also be viewed and printed free of charge from several Internet sites, including or