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Snowmobile, fence among Utah patents

Eighteen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Aug. 26, including:

Process for constructing a column and panel concrete fence. Brian Morrow, Provo. Filed Feb. 26, 2001, a divisional of Patent No. 6,199,832, filed March 31, 1997. Patent No. 6,609,347.

Closed suction catheter adaptor and assembly containing the same. Wayne D. Carlsen, West Jordan; Chet M. Crump, Draper. Assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc., Neenah, Wis. Filed Oct. 31, 2000. Patent No. 6,609,520.

Article holding device for a cooler. Gary Young and Ray Young, both of Riverton; Jim Young, Manti; Danny Young, Murray. Filed Aug. 31, 2001. Patent No. 6,609,626.

Long track mountain snowmobile and a track therefor. Denis Morin, Valcourt, Calif.; Chris Ruske, Grand Lake, Colo.; Mark B. Thompson, Providence, Cache County. Assigned to Bombardier Inc., Valcourt, Calif. Filed Sept. 30, 2002, a divisional of Patent No. 6,510,913, filed Nov. 22, 2000, which claims priority to international patent Application No. PCT/US00/03401, filed Feb. 11, 2000; this application also claims priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/181,562, filed Feb. 10, 2000. Patent No. 6,609,771.

Quick-assembling electrical connection box apparatus and method. Brent L. Kidman, Spanish Fork. Assigned to Quixemble Inc., Spanish Fork. Filed Oct. 10, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/273,803, filed March 6, 2001, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/297,823, filed June 12, 2001. Patent No. 6,609,927.

Thread locking structure. Dan E. Fischer and Bruce S. McLean, both of Sandy. Assigned to Ultradent Products Inc., South Jordan. Filed Jan. 21, 2000. Patent No. 6,610,034.

Endoscopic instruments and methods for improved bubble aspiration at a surgical site. Hugh S. West Jr., Salt Lake City. Assigned to HS West Investments LLC, Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 25, 2002. Patent No. 6,610,059.

Apparatus and method for reconstructing a ligament. Eugene Marlowe Goble, Alta, Wyo.; Daniel F. Justin, Logan. Assigned to Ethicon Inc., Somerville, N.J. Filed Aug. 9, 2000, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/148,005, filed Aug. 10, 1999. Patent No. 6,610,064.

Intraluminal repair device and method. Harrison M. Lazarus, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Endovascular Technologies Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. Filed Nov. 13, 1996, a continuation of Patent No. 5,662,700, filed Nov. 18, 1994, which is a continuation of Patent No. 5,397,345, filed Dec. 29, 1993, which is a continuation of Application No. 08/034,587, filed March 22, 1993, now abandoned, which is a continuation of Application No. 07/752,058, filed Aug. 29, 1991, now abandoned, which is a divisional of Application No. 5,104,399, filed March 9, 1988, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 4,787,899, filed Dec. 10, 1986, which is a continuation of Application No. 06/559,935, filed Dec. 9, 1983, now abandoned. Patent No. 6,610,085.

Prosthetic joint having substrate surface topographical features and at least one diamond articulation surface. Bill J. Pope, Dean C. Blackburn and Kenneth M. Jensen, all of Springville; Jeffrey K. Taylor, Loomis, Calif.; Richard H. Dixon and Louis M. Pope, both of Provo; Clayton F. Gardinier, Orem; Michael A. Vail, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Diamicron Inc., Orem. Filed Jan. 30, 2000. Patent No. 6,610,095.

Method for recovery of nitramines from aluminized energetic materials. Kirstin F. Warner, Ogden; Louis F. Cannizzo, North Ogden; Robert M. Hajik, Willard, Box Elder County. Assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Edina, Minn. Filed Feb. 15, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/188,182, filed March 10, 2000. Patent No. 6,610,156.

Prilled energetic particles, and process for making the same. Thomas K. Highsmith, North Ogden; Harold E. Johnston, Brigham City. Assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Edina, Minn. Filed Jan. 12, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/176,011, filed Jan. 14, 2000. Patent No. 6,610,157.

Microscopic batteries for MEMS systems. Rodney M. LaFollette and Linton G. Salmon, both of Provo; John N. Harb, Orem. Assigned to Bipolar Technologies Inc., Provo. Filed July 28, 2000, a divisional of Application No. 09/037,801, filed March 10, 1998, now abandoned. Patent No. 6,610,440.

Highly active metathesis catalysts generated in situ from inexpensive and air stable precursors. Robert H. Grubbs, South Pasadena, Calif.; Janis Louie, Salt Lake City; John P. Morgan, Pasadena, Calif.; Jason L. Moore, Huntsville, Texas. Assigned to Cymetech LLP, Huntsville, Texas, and to the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Filed Sept. 5, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/230,547, filed Sept. 5, 2000, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/278,311, filed March 23, 2001, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/288,680, filed May 3, 2001, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/309,806, filed Aug. 1, 2001, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/281,046, filed April 2, 2001. Patent No. 6,610,626.

Lens and associatable flow cell. James N. Herron, Douglas A. Christensen, Victor A. Pollak and Eric M. Simon, all of Salt Lake City; Richard D. McEachern, Ann Arbor, Mich. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed March 11, 2002, a continuation of Patent No. 6,356,676, filed June 30, 2000, which is a divisional of Patent No. 6,108,463, filed Sept. 18, 1998, which claims priority to international Application No. PCT/US97/04398, filed March 19, 1997, which claims priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/022,434, filed Aug. 8, 1996, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/013,695. filed March 19, 1996. Patent No. 6,611,634.

Object measuring and weighing apparatus. Bradley J. Stringer, Farmington; Michael K. Elwood, West Valley City. Assigned to Quantronix Inc., Farmington. Filed Sept. 28, 2001, a continuation of Patent No. 6,298,009, filed May 16, 2000, which is a continuation of Patent No. 6,064,629, filed Dec. 15, 1998, which is a continuation of Patent No. 5,850,370, filed Feb. 11, 1997, which is a continuation of Patent No. 5,606,534, filed June 5, 1995, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,422,861, filed June 14, 1993, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,220,536, filed Feb. 28, 1992, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,105,392, filed March 18, 1991, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,042,015, filed Sept. 1, 1989. Patent No. 6,611,787.

Binary compatible software objects. Kenneth S. Knapton III, Orem. Assigned to Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed June 3, 1998. Patent No. 6,611,954.

The ornamental design for an article holder. Brady J. Anderton, Bountiful. Assigned to Symbiosis Inc., Kaysville. Filed June 12, 2002. Design Patent No. D478,721.


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