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Fifteen patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Sept. 2, including:

Respiratory care multiple access port assembly and adapter. David M. Cise, Herriman; Edward B. Madsen, Riverton. Assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc., Neenah, Wis. Filed Oct. 5, 2000. Patent No. 6,612,304.

Aerosol dispensing valve. Tor H. Petterson, deceased, late of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Michael G. Knickerbocker, St. George; David J. Houser, Racine, Wis. Assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine, Wis. Filed Nov. 13, 2001. Patent No. 6,612,464.

Method for manufacturing X-ray tubes. David S.K. Lee and Richard R. Sano, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to Varian Medical Systems Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Filed May 14, 2001. Patent No. 6,612,478.

Chair with upholstered inserts. David J. Laws, Provo; Livingston E. Atkins III, Orem; Richard D. Smith, Springville; Gregory W. Wilson, Sandy. Assigned to Mity-Lite Inc., Orem. Filed Jan. 4, 2002. Patent No. 6,612,654.

Rotating connector adapter with strain relief. Gary H. Stout, Farmington; Ryan A. Kunz, Roy. Assigned to 3Com Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed June 19, 2001, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 09/657,495, filed Sept. 8, 2000. Patent No. 6,612,874.

Device for transplanting a cornea on a patient's eye. Randall J. Olson, Salt Lake City; Rolf Meyer, Biel, Switzerland. Filed Sept. 8, 2000. Patent No. 6,613,061.

Electrical apparatus for heating to a desired temperature for improved administration of pharmaceutically active compounds. Jie Zhang, Salt Lake City; Hao Zhang, Midvale. Assigned to Zars Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed April 7, 2000, a divisional of Application No. 09/162,890, filed Sept. 29, 1998, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,919,479, filed March 18, 1997, which is a divisional of Patent No. 5,658,583, filed July 28, 1995. Patent No. 6,613,350.

Plasma-deposited coatings, devices and methods. Paul O. Zamora, Gaithersburg, Md.; Shigemasa Osaki, Sandy; Meng Chen, Salt Lake City. Assigned to BioSurface Engineering Technologies Inc., College Park, Md. Filed Dec. 21, 2000, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/171,844, filed Dec. 22, 1999, and to provisional patent Application No. 60/221,646, filed July 28, 2000. Patent No. 6,613,432.

Treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menopause. Suzanne R. Ellenberger and William P. Ellenberger, both of Woodward, Okla.; G. Merrill Andrus, Orem. Assigned to Designed Nutritional Products Inc., Vineyard. Filed Aug. 2, 1999. Patent No. 6,613,792.

Method and system for effecting a security system upon multiple portable information devices. Michael Lunsford, San Carlos, Calif.; Steve Parker, Centerville; David Kammer, Seattle, Wash.; Nicholas A. Thomas, Orem; David Moore, Riverton. Assigned to 3Com Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Filed Nov. 8, 2000. Patent No. 6,614,350.

Body fluid sampler. John P. Sopp, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Scott T. Latterell, Minneapolis.; Paul D. Brinda, Robbinsdale, Minn.; Timothy J. Erskine, Sandy. Assigned to Integ Inc., St. Paul, Minn. Filed Nov. 27, 2000, a continuing application of Patent No. 6,152,889, filed March 8, 1999, which is a divisional of Patent No. 5,879,310, filed Sept. 6, 1999, which is a continuation-in-part of Application No. 08/525,390, filed Sept. 8, 1995, now abandoned, and also a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 5,879,367, filed Sept. 8, 1995. Patent No. 6,614,522.

Method and apparatus for enhancing the contrast of a medical diagnostic image acquired using collimation. R. Larry Anderton, West Jordan. Assigned to GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC, Waukesha, Wis. Filed Nov. 21, 2001. Patent No. 6,614,877.

System and method of device interface configuration for a control system. Aaron L. Myer, Draper; Daren E. Orth, Farmington. Assigned to AMX Corp., Richardson, Texas. Filed June 9, 1999. Patent No. 6,615,088.

Module authentication and binding library extensions. Roger R. Schell and Mark G. Gayman, both of Orem; Robert R. Jueneman, Provo. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed March 23, 1999, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 60/079,133, filed March 23, 1998. Patent No. 6,615,350.

Storing a computer disk image within an imaged partition. Roy M. Jenevein, Austin, Texas; Heidi S. Kramer and Val A. Arbon, both of Orem; Derrick S. Shadel, South Jordan; Andy V. Lawrence, Alpine. Assigned to PowerQuest Corp., Orem. Filed March 22, 2000, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/188,671, filed March 11, 2000. Patent No. 6,615,365.

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 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 1-703-308-9726 or toll free 1-800-972-6382; facsimile 1-703-305-8759; 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.