Thirteen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Dec. 25. They are:

Strip resistant screw head and screwdriver tip in combination. Joshua Robert Melton, Ogden. Filed Feb. 21, 2006. Patent No. 7,311,026.

Discrete optical correlation system. Gregory Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy, both of Moab. Filed Aug. 7, 2006. Patent No. 7,311,261.<

Ornamental lamp assembly. M. Brent Norton, Kim Claway, Clay DeGraft, all of Provo; Stephen P. Watts, Lance Larson, Carlos Grimaldi, all of Orem; Kevin Chen, Pleasant Grove. Assigned to M. Brent Norton, Provo. Filed June 11, 2004, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/478,001, filed on June 12, 2003. Patent No. 7,311,414.

Rapid infusion system. Richard G. Cartledge, Hugh F. Smisson III, both of Macon, Ga.; Jeffery O. Brown, North Logan. Assigned to Smisson Cartledge Biomedical LLC., Macon, Ga. Filed March 6, 2003, a continuation of Patent No. 6,544,791, filed Feb. 22, 2000, which claims priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/156,674, filed Sept. 29, 1999, now abandoned. Patent No. 7,311,691.

Molecular decomposition processes for the synthesis of nanosize metallic powders. Anil Vasudeo Virkar, Wensheng Wang, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Oct. 6, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,311,754.

Anti-viral activity of an anti-thymidine kinase monoclonal antibody. Nathaniel Lallatin, Meridian, Idaho; Kim L. O'Neill, Provo. Assigned to Brigham Young University, Provo. Filed April 28, 2005, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/567,344, filed April 30, 2004. Patent No. 7,311,906.

Antiseptic solutions containing silver chelated with polypectate and EDTA. Edwin Odell Miner, Craig Norman Eatough, both of Provo. Assigned to Edwin Odell Miner, Provo. Filed Sept. 25, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/413,379, filed Sept. 25, 2002. Patent No. 7,311,927.

Substituted tricyclic compounds as protein kinase inhibitors. Laurence H. Hurley, Daruka Mahadevan, Sridevi Bashyam, Steven L. Warner, all of Tucson, Ariz.; David J. Bearss, Cedar Hills; Hariprasad Vankayalapati, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.; Montigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed March 29, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,312,226.

System and method for authenticating an RF transaction using a transaction account routing number. Peter D. Saunders, Salt Lake City; Fred Bishop, Glendale, Ariz. Assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York, N.Y. Filed Dec. 9, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,312,707.

Method and system for switching and detecting PN codes for fast acquisition of burst signal. Michael L. Wilson, Randal R. Sylvester, both of West Valley City; Patricia F. Batzer, North Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 30, 2003. Patent No. 7,313,164.

Method and system for baseband amplitude limiting. Eric K. Hall, Richard B. Ertel, both of Sandy; Dan M. Griffin, Bountiful; Tom R. Giallorenzi, Riverton. Assigned to L-3 Communications Corp., New York, N.Y. Filed June 26, 2003. Patent No. 7,313,196.

Frame for a trailer. Brandon Smith, Doug Fuller, both of Ogden; David C. Winter, Layton; S. Curtis Nye, Clinton; Mitch Johnson, Weber; Jered Larsen, Bountiful. Filed Dec. 11, 2006. Design Patent No. D558,097.

Skateboard platform. Keith Findling, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Fm Products Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Nov. 22, 2006. Patent No. D558,290.

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.govor