Seventeen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on April 15: • Electronically shaded thin film transparent monochromatic liquid crystal display laminated window shading system. David G. Yurth, Holladay; Matthew A. Schadeck, Carson City, Nev. Assigned to Electronically Shaded Glass Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed May 6, 2003. Patent No. 7,356,969. • Inflatable curtain cushion tab shock absorption. Michael Ray Hall, Ortonville, Mich.; Thomas C. Burton, Champaign, Ill.; Eric R. Drake, Plain City; Terry S. Jones, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed Feb. 28, 2005. Patent No. 7,357,408. • Pyrotechnic safety device with retractable telescoping mechanism. Mark L. Enders, Pleasant View; David J. Green, Brigham City. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed May 11, 2005. Patent No. 7,357,415. • Reinforced cord well lifting bar assembly. Douglas C. Terry, Salt Lake City; Robert S. Hinds, Lloyd W. Bonneville, Madison, Wis. Filed June 23, 2003, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,979,286, filed June 26, 2002. Patent No. 7,357,762. • Safety shield for medical needles. F. Mark Ferguson, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Specialized Health Products Inc., Bountiful. Filed Nov. 8, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent filings. Patent No. 7,357,784. • Specially designed syringes for dispensing granular or powdered solids. Dan J. Bills, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Ultradent Products Inc., South Jordan. Filed Nov. 23, 2004. Patent No. 7,357,789. • Deheader valve installation system and method. Ruben R. Lah, West Jordan. Assigned to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corp., Falls Church, Va. Filed Nov. 24, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/527,937, filed Dec. 8, 2003. Patent No. 7,357,848. • Method for reducing NOx during combustion of coal in a burner. Bing Zhou, Cranbury, N.J.; Sukesh Parasher, Lawrenceville, N.J.; Jeffrey J. Hare, Provo; N. Stanley Harding, North Salt Lake; Stephanie E. Black, Sandy; Kenneth R. Johnson, Highland. Assigned to Headwaters Heavy Oil LLC, South Jordan. Filed May 16, 2005, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 11/104,324, filed April 12, 2005. Patent No. 7,357,903. • Polybenzoxazole-filled nitrile butadiene rubber compositions. Himansu M. Gajiwala, Layton; David G. Guillot, Tremonton. Assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Edina, Minn. Filed Aug. 18, 2005. Patent No. 7,358,314. • Read and/or write detection system for an asynchronous memory array. Marshall A. Soares, Taylorsville; Paul W. Moody, Sandy. Assigned to IntelliServ Inc., Provo. Filed Feb. 1, 2005. Patent No. 7,359,281. • Airborne free space optical communication apparatus and method with subcarrier multiplexing. Theodore J. Wolcott, Palo Alto, Calif.; Johnny M. Harris, Centerville; Richard B. Ertel, Sandy. Assigned to L-3 Communications Corp., New York, N.Y. Filed May 4, 2004. Patent No. 7,359,639. • Multiple storage class distributed nametags for locating items in a distributed computing system. Glenn Ricart, Salt Lake City; Carlos A. Nevarez, Orem. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed Dec. 19, 2002, a continuation of Patent No. 6,510,450, filed Feb. 4, 1999. Patent No. 7,359,934. • Remotely controlling a UNIX-based system. Eric D. Fagerburg, Orem; Charles M. Morgan, Springville. Assigned to Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed Dec. 28, 2000. Patent No. 7,359,949. • Intelligent power management control system and method. J. Joseph Allred, Centerville; Marc Kevin Uhrey, Layton; Steven E. Curtis, Salt Lake City; Donley L. Bush, West Valley City. Assigned to GE Medical Systems Global Technology Co. LLC, Waukesha, Wis. Filed Aug. 1, 2003. Patent No. 7,360,100. • Combined banana-shaped toothbrush and teether for infants. Heather Phillips, West Jordan. Assigned to Inhomevations, Whittier, Calif. Filed June 21, 2007. Design Patent No. D566,400. • Eyeglass display. Bruce Raile, Park City. Assigned to Sun Optics Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Nov. 7, 2006. Design Patent No. D566,423. • Disposable test-tube rack. Charles Hawker, Salt Lake City; Paul Brinton, Holladay; Bonnie Messinger, Sandy. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed June 20, 2007. Design Patent No. D566,851.

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