Thirteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Jan. 22:

Pipette tip for easy separation. Paul M. Jessop, Hildale. Assigned to Medax International Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 28, 2005. Patent No. 7,320,259.

Mailbox. Matthew C. Prestwich, Murray. Filed Oct. 25, 2006, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/596,912, filed Oct. 28, 2005. Patent No. 7,320,427.

Attack tool. David R. Hall, Ronald Crockett, Jeff Jepson, all of Provo. Filed Aug. 11, 2006, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,320,505.

Cargo unloading apparatus and method. Fred P. Smith, Alpine. Filed Jan. 20, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/441,490, filed Jan. 21, 2003 . Patent No. 7,320,572.

Light-emitting diode light source for curing dental composites. Calvin D. Ostler, Riverton; Kevin D. Ostler, South Jordan; Bruce R. Walker, West Jordan; Marc C. Cimolino, Snohomish, Wash.; Miles F. Elledge, Kirkland, Wash. Assigned to TIR Systems Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Filed March 7, 2001, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/187,899, filed March 8, 2000. Patent No. 7,320,593.

Method for filling and sealing a root canal. Dan E. Fischer, Sandy; Steven D. Jensen, South Jordan. Assigned to Ultradent Products Inc., South Jordan. Filed May 11, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,320,598.

Soluble steroidal peptides for nucleic-acid delivery. Ram I. Mahato, Memphis, Tenn.; Anurag Maheshwari, Sung Wan Kim, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed April 5, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,320,890.

Method for reducing dendrite formation in nickel silicon salicide processes. Robert J. Purtell, West Jordan; Yun- Yu Wang, Poughquag, N.Y.; Keith Kwong Hon Wong, Wappingers Fills, N.Y. Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, N.Y. Filed July 28, 2006, a continuation of Patent No. 7,109,116, filed July 21, 2005. Patent No. 7,320,938.

Skills-based routing method and system for call center. J. Andrew Judkins, Centerville; Michael Shelton, Salt Lake City; David Peterson, Riverton. Assigned to Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Fla. Filed Oct. 10, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,321,298.

High-dispersion diffraction grating including multiple holographic optical elements. Dan Cifelli, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Leroy David Dickson, Silver Reef; Richard Rallison, Paradise; Elroy Pearson, Logan. Assigned to Wasatch Photonics Inc., Logan. Filed Feb. 11, 2005. Patent No. 7,321,466.

System and method for detecting PN code phase. Merle L. Keller, Salt Lake City; Dale D. Fonnesbeck, Kaysville; Kenneth C. Bark, West Jordan; Randal R. Sylvester, West Valley City. Filed Sep. 30, 2003. Patent No. 7,321,609.

Optical down-converter using universal frequency translation technology. Michael J. Bultman, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses Jr., all of Jacksonville, Fla.; Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, both of Lake Mary, Fla.; Francis J. Smith, Livermore, Calif.; Robert W. Cook, Switzerland, Fla.; Robert T. Short, Salt Lake City; David F. Sorrells, Middleburg, Fla.; Danny E. Stoneking, Hayward, Calif. Assigned to ParkerVision Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. Filed May 10, 2000, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,321,735.

Isolating multiple authentication channels, each using multiple authentication models. Scott A. Isaacson, Woodland Hills; Alexander Y. Danoyan, Riverton. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed March 23, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,321,972.


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