Eighteen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Nov. 20. They include:

Method and system for regulating internal fluid flow within an enclosed or semi-enclosed environment. Darko Segota, Salt Lake City; John W. Finnegan II, Oakley. Assigned to Darko Segota, Salt Lake City. Filed June 19, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60 Filed Feb. 6, 2006. Patent No. 7,298,286.

Transmitting data through a downhole environment. David R. Hall, Tyson J. Wilde, Jason Miller, all of Provo; Joe Fox, Spanish Fork. Assigned to IntelliServ Inc., Provo. Filed Feb. 4, 2005. Patent No. 7,298,287.

Client initiated multicast domain discovery. David A. Eatough, Herriman. Assigned to LANDesk Software Limited, Dublin, Ireland. Filed Jan. 16, 2004. Patent No. 7,299,246.

Providing a presentation engine adapted for use by a constrained resource client device. Robert Bruce Blair, San Francisco, Calif.; Neil Carson, Redwood City, Calif.; Robert Etheredge, Orinda, Calif.; David Flynn, Sandy; Christopher John Guerra, Dorchester, Calif. Assigned to Liberate Technologies, San Carlos, Calif. Filed Sept. 29, 2003, claiming priority to Application No. 60/414,250, filed Sept. 27, 2002. Patent No. 7,299,411.

Control program, for a supervisor processor in a video-on-demand system, which builds subgroups of Internet protocol headers and transmission control lists. Kent M. Campbell, Stephen Ralph Bates, Thomas Charles Harsch, all of Salt Lake City; Robert Louis Jacobs, John Waldimars Ulis, both of Sandy. Assigned to Unisys Corp., Blue Bell. Filed Dec. 4, 2001. Patent No. 7,299,486.

Control program, for a co-processor in a video-on-demand system, which uses transmission control lists to send video data packets with respective subgroups of Internet protocol headers. Kent M. Campbell, Stephen Ralph Bates, Thomas Charles Harsch, all of Salt Lake City; Robert Louis Jacobs, John Waldimars Ulis, both of Sandy. Assigned to Unisys Corp., Blue Bell. Filed Dec. 4, 2001. Patent No. 7,299,487.

Techniques for dynamically establishing and managing authentication and trust relationships. Lloyd Leon Burch, Payson; Douglas G. Earl, Orem; Stephen R. Carter, Spanish Fork; Robert Mark Ward, Highland. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed Jan. 27, 2004, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 10/676,231, filed Sept. 30, 2003. Patent No. 7,299,493.

Magnetically held household display and storage device for menus, recipes, notes and the like. Kim Burt, Salt Lake City. Filed June 9, 2006. Design Patent No. D555,406.

Water diverter. Jarod Wallace, Orem. Filed July 21, 2005. Design Patent No. D555,773.

Low profile barrier. Marc E. Christensen, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Off the Wall Products LLC, Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 14, 2007. Design Patent No. D555,804.


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 www.uspto.gov or www.delphion.com.