Thirteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on May 27:

Bicycle helmet. Christopher Bullock, Campbell, Calif.; Chris Pietrzak, Park City. Assigned to Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif. Filed April 19, 2006, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/673,498, filed April 20, 2005. Patent No. 7,376,980.

Cutting reel adjusting system. Mark Alvin Schmidt, Charlotte, N.C.; Eric Alan Poulson, Paradise; Donald Lewis Cripps, Smithfield; Ronald Lee Reichen, Raleigh, N.C.; Richard David Thier, Juneau, Wis.; John Michael Flenniken, Rock Hill, S.C. Assigned to Deere & Co., Moline, Ill. Filed Sept. 27, 2006, a continuation of Patent No. 7,121,073, filed April 30, 2003. Patent No. 7,377,092.

Method and system for impact detection of an imaging system. Vernon T. Jensen, Draper; Steven E. Curtis, Salt Lake City. Assigned to General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. Filed July 31, 2006. Patent No. 7,377,172.

Complaint covering of a downhole component. David R. Hall, Scott S. Dahlgren, both of Provo. Filed Nov. 29, 2005. Patent No. 7,377,315.

Thermally stable ultra-hard material compact construction. Stewart N. Middlemiss, Salt Lake City; J. Daniel Belnap, Pleasant Grove; Nephi Mourik, Provo; Thomas W. Oldham, Anthony Griffo, both of The Woodlands, Texas. Assigned to Smith International Inc., Houston, Texas. Filed May 26, 2005. Patent No. 7,377,341.

Systems and methods for developing correct mechanics of a swimming flip turn. David E. Ryland, Sandy. Filed April 18, 2005, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/563,925, filed April 20, 2004. Patent No. 7,377,784.

Snapper illusory puzzle. Leroy Q. Pia, Salt Lake City. Filed June 30, 2005. Patent No. 7,377,855.

Method and apparatus for treadmill with frameless treadbase. Scott R. Watterson, William T. Dalebout, both of Logan; Travis Sip, Wellsville. Assigned to Icon IP Inc., Logan. Filed May 25, 2006, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,377,882.

Catheter connector system. Jeffrey K. Anderson, David W. Pierce, both of Provo; Kelly Rasmussen, Jack R. Peterson, Abraham C. Teng, all of Orem; Scott D. Hinckley, Farmington; William R. Barron, Riverton; Catherine C. Breiter, Holladay. Assigned to C.R. Bard Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. Filed April 1, 2005, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/558,150, filed April 1, 2004. Patent No. 7,377,915.

Phased array antenna applications of universal frequency translation. Martin R. Johnson, Jonathan S. Jensen; Robert T. Short, all of Salt Lake City; Jamison L. Young, Woods Cross; David F. Sorrells, Middleburg, Fla.; Michael J. Bultman, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses Jr., all of Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert W. Cook, Switzerland, Fla. Assigned to ParkerVision Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. Filed March 2, 2001, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,379,515.

Adjustable amplifier for wireless data systems. Daniel B. Habb, Springville; Vaughn R. Staheli, Payson; Jeffery L. Roberts, Clearfield; Rob Rohde, Kaysville. Assigned to Luxul Inc., Linden. Filed Dec. 6, 2004, claiming priority to provisional Patent Application No. 60/481,754, filed Dec. 8, 2003. Patent No. 7,379,717.

Traffic barrier. Marc E. Christensen, Salt Lake City; David J. Lipniarski, North Tonawanda, N.Y. Assigned to Off the Wall Products LLC., Salt Lake City. Filed Jan. 5, 2007. Design Patent No. D569,992.

Bow hairpiece. Kristie D. Benson, Mandy R. Kershaw, both of Riverton. Filed April 24, 2007. Design Patent No. D570,048.


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] .com. 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.