Seventeen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on March 11:

Cinch. Brett L. Siddoway, Hooper. Filed Dec. 27, 2005, a divisional of Patent No. 6,993,893, filed Feb. 27, 2003. Patent No. 7,340,873.

Method and device for vibration control. Ingvar Claesson, Dalby, Sweden; Thomas Lago, Provo; Lars Hakansson, Helsingborg, Sweden. Assigned to Staffansboda Compagnie AB, Forsheda, Sweden. Filed Nov. 29, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,340,985.

Concession tray. David I. Baggott, Ogden. Filed Jan. 9, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/493,501, filed Aug. 8, 2003. Patent No. 7,341,005.

Neonatal valved manifold. Alan P. Halbert, Bluffdale. Assigned to C.R. Bard Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. Filed Aug. 17, 2004. Patent No. 7,341,058.

Enclosed-reeving, live-line boom. Methody W. Slobogean, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; Fred P. Smith, Alpine; Todd Mendenhall, Riverton; Nathan H. Morrill, Draper. Filed Nov. 29, 2005, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/631,280, filed Nov. 29, 2004. Patent No. 7,341,157.

Moire aberrometer. Barry T. Eagan, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Bausch & Lomb Inc., Rochester, N.Y. Filed March 25, 2003. Patent No. 7,341,348.

Safety shield for medical needles. F. Mark Ferguson, Salt Lake City; Jeremy W. Snow, North Salt Lake; B. Chance Bagley, Roy; Daniel K. Smith, Woods Cross; David L. Thorne, Kaysville. Assigned to Specialized Health Products Inc., Bountiful. Filed June 24, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,341,573.

Prosthetic foot with energy transfer, including variable orifice. Roland J. Christensen, Fayette. Assigned to Applied Composite Technology Inc., Gunnison. Filed April 4, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,341,603.

Method for recovery of metals from metal-containing materials using medium-temperature pressure leaching. David R. Baughman, Roland Schmidt, both of Golden, Colo.; John O. Marsden, Phoenix; Robert E. Brewer, Safford, Ariz.; Joanna M. Robertson, Thatcher, Ariz.; Wayne W. Hazen, Lakewood, Colo.; Philip Thompson, West Valley City. Assigned to Phelps Dodge Corp., Phoenix. Filed Jan. 12, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,341,700.

Multi-directional-port junction box. Brent L. Kidman, Spanish Fork. Assigned to Cheetah USA Corp., Sandy. Filed Jan. 11, 2006, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/643,017, filed Jan. 11, 2005. Patent No. 7,342,173.

Bearing assembly. David S. K. Lee, Salt Lake City; John E. Postman, Sandy. Assigned to Varian Medical Systems Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Filed Feb. 5, 2003. Patent No. 7,343,002.

Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions. Fred Alan Bishop, Marvin Simkin, both of Phoenix; Elliot Harold Glazer, Chesterfield, Va.; Zygmunt Steven Gorgol, Scottsdale, Ariz.; William G. Hohle, Lehi; Michael G. Johnson, Peoria, Ariz.; David E. Johnstone, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Walter Donald Lake, Gilbert, Ariz.; Coby Royer, University City, Mo.; Nick Swift, Reading, Great Britain; Dirk B. White, Glendale, Ariz.; Russell Bennett, Cornville, Ariz. Assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York. Filed Aug. 31, 2000, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,343,351.

Facilitating resource access using prioritized multicast responses to a discovery request. Gregory P. Olsen, Lindon; David A. Eatough, Herriman. Assigned to Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed March 29, 2002. Patent No. 7,343,395.

Methods and systems for coordinating the termination of sessions on one or more systems. Scott F. McCarty, Salt Lake City; Jeanette L. Hammock, Sandy. SunGard SCT Inc., Malvern, Pa. Filed Nov. 13, 2001, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,343,486.

Method and system for generating dynamic images. Ronald Martin Tanner, Provo; Matthew Edward Lewis, Spanish Fork; Nitu Choudhary, Orem. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed Jan. 22, 2001. Patent No. 7,343,560.

Wide-strap adapter. Brent L. Kidman, Spanish Fork. Assigned to Cheetah USA Corp., Sandy. Filed June 4, 2007. Design Patent No. D563,909.

Long knitting loom. Clella Gustin, Spanish Fork. Assigned to Provo Craft and Novelty Inc., Spanish Fork. Filed Dec. 28, 2006. Design Patent No. D563,997.


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.