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Neck protector among patents

Thirteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Oct. 18, including:

Filament wound structural light poles. Clint Ashton, Gunnison. Assigned to North Pacific Group Inc., Portland, Ore. Filed Feb. 28, 2003, a continuation of Application No. 10/035,816, now abandoned, which is a continuation of Patent No. 6,367,225, filed July 26, 1999. Patent No. 6,955,024.

Target jumper. Byron James Rock, Roosevelt. Assigned to Vernal. Filed Feb. 23, 2004. Patent No. 6,955,166.

Bank card terminal cover. Mike Katsanevas, Salt Lake City. Filed July 6, 2000, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 09/131,352, filed Aug. 10, 1998, now abandoned, which is a continuation-in-part of Application No. 08/786,564, filed Jan. 17, 1997, now abandoned. Patent No. 6,955,293.

Adjustable utility access. Chris Sondrup, Lindon. Assigned to Precision Cover Systems Inc., Lindon. Filed Sept. 25, 2003, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,695,526, filed Oct. 1, 2002, which is a continuation of Patent No. 6,457,901, filed Sept. 1, 2000, and a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,799,920, filed Sept. 30, 2002, which is a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,457,901, filed Sept. 1, 2000, and Patent No. 6,520,713, filed March 22, 2001, and Patent No. 6,524,026, filed March 22, 2001. Patent No. 6,955,499.

Light for use in activating light-activated materials, the light having a plurality of light emitting semiconductor chips emitting light of differing peak wavelengths to provide a wide light spectrum profile. Densen Cao, Sandy. Assigned to Cao Group Inc., Sandy. Filed July 3, 2002, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,755,648, filed Feb. 4, 2002, and numerous other patents. Patent No. 6,955,537.

Algorithms, systems and methods for estimating carbon dioxide stores, transforming respiratory gas measurements and obtaining accurate noninvasive pulmonary capillary blood flow and cardiac output measurements. Kai Kuck, Hamburg, Germany; Joseph A. Orr, Park City; Lara Brewer, Bountiful. Assigned to Respironics Inc., Murrysville, Pa. Filed April 11, 2002, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,540,689, filed Feb. 22, 2000. Patent No. 6,955,651.

Portable light delivery apparatus and methods. Henry C. Savage Jr., Orem; Kent W. Savage, American Fork. Filed March 29, 2002. Patent No. 6,955,684.

Methods and apparatus for using controlled heat to regulate transdermal and controlled release delivery of fentanyl, other analgesics and other medical substances. Jie Zhang, Larry Rigby and Theodore Stanley, all of Salt Lake City; Wade Hull, Taylorsville. Assigned to Zars Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 28, 2001, a continuation-in-part of Application No. 09/545,591, filed April 7, 2000, which is a divisional of Patent No. 6,245,347, filed Sept. 29, 1998. This application also claims priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/185,913, filed Feb. 29, 2000. Patent No. 6,955,819.

System and method for auto-adjusting image filtering. Reed P. Tidwell, Centerville. Assigned to Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp., Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 16, 2002, claiming priority from Application No. 60/314,425, filed Aug. 23, 2001. Patent No. 6,956,582.

Use of wide element spacing to improve the flexibility of a circular base station antenna array in a space division/multiple access synchronous CDMA communication system. Richard B. Ertel, Midvale; Thomas R. Giallorenzi, Riverton; Eric K. Hall, Holladay. Assigned to L-3 Communications Corp., New York. Filed April 13, 2001, claiming priority from provisional patent Application No. 60/243,808, filed Oct. 27, 2000. Patent No. 6,956,838.

Invasive microwave antenna array for hyperthermia and brachytherapy. Paul F. Turner, Bountiful; Mark Hagmann, North Salt Lake; Thomas Youd, Salt Lake City. Assigned to BSD Medical Corp., Salt Lake City. Filed June 2, 2003. Patent No. 6,957,108.

Removable disk storage array emulating tape library having backup and archive capability. William G. Moon, Provo; Chris Dudte, Sun Valley, Nev.; Michael Cornwell, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Ronald K. Scott, Claremore, Okla.; Kevin Daly, Newport Beach, Calif. Assigned to Quantum Corp., San Jose, Calif. Filed March 29, 2001. Patent No. 6,957,291.

Neck protector. Joseph H. Edwards, Salt Lake City. Filed Oct. 31, 2003. Design Patent No. D510,652.

Karl R. Cannon is a Registered Patent Attorney and a founding shareholder 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 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 Patents can also be viewed and printed free of charge from several Internet sites, including or