Twenty new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Feb. 19:

Trowel blade. Lawrence G. Meyers, Layton. Assigned to Beno J. Gundlach Co., Belleville, Ill. Filed April 1, 2004. Patent No. 7,331,081.

Table tops constructed from blow-molded plastic. L. Curtis Strong, Clearfield; Barry D. Mower, Layton. Assigned to Lifetime Products Inc., Clearfield. Filed July 3, 2006, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,331,297.

Office water-cooler adapter for use with bagged fluids. Henry H. Macler, Monroe, La.; Tecumseh, Mo.; Steven Avery, South Jordan. Assigned to AMMM Patent Holdings LLC, Tecumseh, Mo. Filed Sept. 13, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,331,487.

Concrete form systems. L. Alma Jessop, Herriman; Derrel L. Spencer, Lehi. Assigned to Cactus Holdings LLC, Lehi. Filed Jan. 27, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/422,985, filed Jan. 28, 2003. Patent No. 7,331,560.

Overhead passenger airbag. Jeffrey Daniel Williams, Roy. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed Sept. 23, 2003. Patent No. 7,331,597.

Protective sleeve. Gregory J. Lang, South Ogden; Kenneth J. Clark, Morgan; William D. Staheli, North Ogden. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed May 5, 2005. Patent No. 7,331,604.

Apparatus, system, and method for supporting a gate entry for underground full-extraction mining. Jefferson D. McKenzie, West Valley City. Filed Nov. 3, 2005, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/624,838, filed Nov. 3, 2004. Patent No. 7,331,735.

System and method for evaluating a person's information-technology skills. David D. Rowley, Spanish Fork; Thomas K. Christensen, Santaquin; Jeffrey A. Fischer, Provo; Craig R. Jenkins, Orem; Keith L. Jenkins, Lehi. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed March 5, 2002. Patent No. 7,331,791.

Trampoline having substantially similar mat deflection under varying loads. David Wayne Hall, Manti. Filed April 28, 2005. Patent No. 7,331,904.

Non-volatile lubricant system for medical devices. Lori Hardman, Lebanon, N.H.; Mark Spinti, Sandy; Jie Jane Ren, An-Min Jason Sung, both of Warren, N.J.; Brian James Pelkey, Rockaway, N.J.; Shang-Ren Wu, Mahwah, N.J.; Lawrence Korona, West Paterson, N.J. Assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed March 4, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/454,735, filed March 14, 2003. Patent No. 7,332,227.

System and method for pointing and control of an antenna. LaMar K. Timothy, Kaysville; Jeffrey S. Sato, Alan M. Bushanan, both of Sandy; Patricia F. Batzer, North Salt Lake. Assigned to L3 Communication Corp., New York, N.Y. Filed Feb. 23, 2006, a continuation of Patent No. 7,095,376, filed Nov. 30, 2004. Patent No. 7,333,064.

Planar anti-reflective interference antennas with extra-planar element extensions. Stuart Biddulph, Provo. Assigned to ClearOne Communications Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Nov. 15, 2005. Patent No. 7,333,068.

Ambient noise sound-level compensation. Timothy J. Shuttleworth, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Richard A. Kreifeldt, Sandy; Rex C. Reed, Brian R. Ellison, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to Harman International Industries Inc., Northridge, Calif. Filed Sept. 24, 2003. Patent No. 7,333,618.

Ultra-high density connector. Stephen C. Jacobsen, David P. Marceau, Shayne M. Zurn, all of Salt Lake City. Assigned to Raytheon Sarcos LLC, Waltham, Mass. Filed Dec. 11, 2006, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,333,699.

Method and computer-readable medium for negotiating reinsurance for a risk. Igor Best-Devereux, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Ereinsure.com Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Dec. 20, 2001, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,333,940.

Techniques for preserving content during a redirection for authentication. Hashem Mohammad Ebrahimi, Salt Lake City; Baber Amin, Provo; Stephen R. Carter, Spanish Fork; Scott William Pathakis, Sandy; Robert Skousen Stilmar, Payson. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed Oct. 31, 2003. Patent No. 7,334,257.

Propeller guard bumper guard rail. George Norman, Bradenton Fla.; Thomas Peterson, Taylorsville. Assigned to Enviroprop Corp., Sarasota, Fla. Filed June 25, 2005. Design Patent No. D562,209.

Propeller guard bumper guard rail. George Norman, Bradenton, Fla.; Thomas Peterson, Taylorsville. Assigned to Enviroprop Corp., Sarasota, Fla. Filed July 10, 2005. Design Patent No. D562,210.

Portion of a syringe. Evan W. Call, Bountiful; Edwin Lewis Pangman, West Jordan. Assigned to Physician Industries Inc., West Valley City. Filed Dec. 6, 2006. Design Patent No. D562,447.

Ultrasound case. Rodney L. Scruggs, Salt Lake City; Bruce M. Wilcox, Bountiful; Shayne Messerly, Kaysville. Assigned to C. R. Bard Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. Filed Sept. 26, 2005. Design Patent No. D562,456.


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.