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Utahns receive 13 patents for their inventions

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Thirteen patents were granted to Utah applicants on June 27. U.S. patents are granted each Tuesday. They include:

Drill bits with enhanced hydraulic flow characteristics. William R. Trujillo, South Salt Lake; Sean K. Berzas, The Woodlands, Texas; Craig H. Cooley, Bountiful; Wayne R. Hansen, Centerville. Assigned to Baker Hughes Inc., Houston. Filed Nov. 17, 1998, a division of Patent No. 5,836,404, which is a division of Patent No. 5,794,725, filed April 12, 1996. Patent No. 6,079,507.

Device and method for mapping the topography of an eye using elevation measurements in combination with slope measurements. Edwin J. Sarver, Merritt Island, Fla.; Charles R. Broadus, Ogden. Assigned to Orbtek Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed April 24, 1997. Patent No. 6,079,831.

Splittable tubular medical device and method for manufacture. Cynthia Anne Castro, Sandy; Lesle Ann Wilkinson, Sandy; Steven Wayne Johnson, West Jordan. Assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed Dec. 22, 1997. Patent No. 6,080,141.

Patella height gauge and method of locating a patella using same. Kim C. Bertin, Bountiful. Filed March 4, 1999. Patent No. 6,080,196.

Gas sensor with dual electrolytes. Yousheng Shen, Salt Lake City; Franco Consadori, West Valley City. Assigned to Atwood Industries Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich. Filed July 15, 1998. Patent No. 6,080,294.

Method of applying a slip-resistant coating to a spin-on filter using a fluidized bed coating apparatus and spin-on filter which is a product thereof. Jerry Bolser, Oak Harbor, Ohio; Steven W. Quist, Sandy; Gregory Valcke, Stratford, Calif. Assigned to AlliedSignal Inc., Morristown, N.J. Filed March 17, 1999. Patent No. 6,080,310.

Open system sulfurous acid generator. Edward Jackson, Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 7, 1998. Patent No. 6,080,368.

Reflective optical polarizer device with controlled light distribution and liquid crystal display incorporating the same. Douglas P. Hansen, Spanish Fork; John Gunther, Torrance, Calif. Assigned to Moxtek, Orem. Filed July 16, 1998. Patent No. 6,081,376.

Method and apparatus for performing rapid and multidimensional word searches. Rodney David Smith, Pleasant Grove. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed March 9, 1994. Patent No. 6,081,804.

Document reference environment manager. Satwinder S. Mangat, Orem; Wayne Taylor, Provo; Steven G. Mahlum, Orem. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed July 7, 1997. Patent No. 6,081,814.

Secure intranet access. Anand Subramaniam, San Jose, Calif.; Hashem M. Ebrahimi, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed March 16, 1999. Patent No. 6,081,900.

The ornamental design for a roof top pipe support. Michael A. Neider, Sandy; Nathan M. Sargent, Coalville. Assigned to Miro Industries Inc., Sandy. Filed Dec. 27, 1999. Design Patent No. Des. 427,049.

The ornamental design for a flag holder for vehicles. Kevin B. Fisher, Elkridge; Preston K. Fisher, Provo. Filed June 14, 1999. Design Patent No. Des. 427,108.


Karl R. Cannon is a partner in the law firm of Clayton, Howarth & Cannon P.C., specialists in patent, trademark and copyright law. He may be contacted at 1-801-255-5335 or by e-mail at cannon@chcpat.com . Copies of patents are available for $3 each from Patent and Trademark Copy Sales, Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231. Credit card orders can also be made to PTCS by fax to 1-703-308-7048 or as an attachment to an e-mail message to ptcs@uspto.gov . Patents can also be viewed and printed from several Internet sites, including www.patents.ibm.com or at www.uspto.gov.