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11 new patents are granted to Utah inventors

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Eleven patents were awarded to Utah inventors on June 12, 2001. U.S. patents are granted each Tuesday.

New patents include:

Detachable clasping fastener. Eric M. Simon, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Dexterity Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed March 3, 2000. Patent No. 6,243,922.

Flow-open inflator. Walter A. Moore, Parker, Colo.; Karl K. Rink, Liberty; David J. Green, Brigham City; Robert E. Lewis, Roy; Gregory J. Lang, Ogden. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed Feb. 2, 2000. Patent No. 6,244,623.

Cable bolt spinning tool. Ben L. Seegmiller, Salt Lake City. Filed Nov. 17, 1999. Patent No. 6,244,787.

Tongue suppressing bite block. Regina Campbell, Layton. Filed Dec. 29, 1999. Patent No. 6,244,866.

Methods and apparatus for improved administration of pharmaceutically active compounds. Jie Zhang and Hao Zhang, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to Zars Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 29, 1998, a continuation-in-part of patent no. 5,919,479, filed March 18, 1997, which is a division of patent no. 5,658,583, filed July 28, 1995. Patent No. 6,245,347.

Fluorescent donor-acceptor pair with low spectral overlap. Carl T. Wittwer, Salt Lake City. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 17, 1999, a divisional of application ser. no. 08/869,276, filed June 4, 1997, which is a continuation-in-part of application ser. no. 08/818,267, filed March 17, 1997, which is a continuation-in-part of application ser. no. 08/658,993, filed June 4, 1996, now abandoned. Patent No. 6,245,514.

Conversion and distribution of incoming wireless telephone signals using the power line. Scott R. Bullock, South Jordan; John M. Knab, Sandy. Assigned to Phonex Corp., Midvale. Filed Aug. 14, 1998. Patent No. 6,246,868.

System and method for measuring blood urea nitrogen, blood osmolarity, plasma free hemoglobin and tissue water content. Robert R. Steuer, Pleasant View; David R. Miller, Morgan. Assigned to In-Line Diagnostics Corp., Riverdale. Filed Feb. 24, 1998, a continuation-in-part of patent no. 5,803,908, filed June 7, 1995, which is a continuation of patent no. 5,499,627, filed Oct. 4, 1994, which is a divisional of patent no. 5,372,136, filed Feb. 1, 1993, which is a continuation of patent no. 5,734,502, filed Feb. 7, 1996, which is a continuation of application ser. no. 07/598,169, filed Oct. 16, 1990, now abandoned. Patent No. 6,246,894.

The ornamental design for a collapsible blow-molded chair. Barry D. Mower, Layton; Michael T. Collins, Brigham City; Thayne B. Haney, Harrisville. Assigned to Lifetime Products Inc., Clearfield. Filed Nov. 13, 2000. Design Patent No. Des. 443,429.

The ornamental design for a pool table blind. Ray H. Baker, Sandy. Filed July 10, 2000. Design Patent No. Des. 443,669.

The dental hand instrument with a smooth wavy handgrip portion design. Dan E. Fischer, Sandy; Dan J. Bills, Sandy. Assigned to Ultradent Products Inc., Sandy. Filed June 14, 2000. Design Patent No. Des. 443,691.


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 801-255-5335 or by e-mail at kcannon@chcpat.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 ptcs@uspto.gov . Patents can also be viewed and printed free of charge from several Internet sites, including www.uspto.gov or www.delphion.com.