Fourteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on May 31, including:
Medical table extension and method. Peter M. Steven, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Morphographics PC, Salt Lake City. Filed July 23, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/447,418, filed Feb. 14, 2003. Patent No. 6,898,810.
Infant reflux mattress suspense system and bed. Lucas M. Smart, Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 4, 2003. Patent No. 6,898,812.
Adaptable cab floor engagement assembly for commuter and conventional jet aircraft. Trent D. Tholen, Layton; Glen O. West, West Haven, Weber County; Daniel D. Pohly, Huntsville, Weber County; Thomas Chase and Kenneth Jensen, both of Ogden; Catharine Wofford, Clinton; Chris Hansen, South Weber, Davis County. Assigned to FMC Technologies Inc., Chicago. Filed Oct. 4, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/238,169, filed Oct. 5, 2000. Patent No. 6,898,816.
Pinless accumulator piston. Gary S. Carne, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Sonnax Industries Inc., Bellows Falls, Vt. Filed Feb. 21, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/359,476, filed Feb. 26, 2002. Patent No. 6,899,211.
Bag stabilizer. William R. Richter, Salt Lake City. Filed Dec. 30, 2002. Patent No. 6,899,256.
Method and apparatus for reducing drag on a vehicle in motion and channeling air flow to form a bug shield. John Stephenson Neel, St. George. Filed July 8, 2003, a divisional of Patent No. 6,702,364, filed Aug. 12, 2002. Patent No. 6,899,369.
Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices. Weiping Li, Salt Lake City; Hai-Quan Mao, Singapore; Kam W. Leong, Ellicott City, Md. Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc., Maple Grove, Minn. Filed Jan. 2, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/173,743, filed Dec. 30, 1999. Patent No. 6,899,731.
Lineage restricted glial precursors from the central nervous system. Mahendra S. Rao, Salt Lake City; Mark Noble, Brighton, N.Y.; Margot Mayer-Proschel, Pittsford, N.Y. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Dec. 14, 2000, a continuation of Patent No. 6,235,527, filed Nov. 29, 1997. Patent No. 6,900,054.
Video hardware and software system. Roi D. Agneta, Park City; Tom Rosenbauer, Easton, Pa.; Steve Howe, Massapequa, N.Y.; Doug Green, Smithtown, N.Y.; Frank Koblyinski, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Margaret Tillman, Commack, N.Y.; Scott Hynes, Huntington Station, N.Y. Assigned to Chyron Corp., Melville, N.Y. Filed July 28, 2000, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/146,762, filed July 30, 1999. Patent No. 6,900,847.
Ergonomic system for control of devices through portable wireless terminals. Karl Michael Isham, Grantsville. Assigned to Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Filed Dec. 18, 2000. Patent No. 6,901,272.
Computerized employee evaluation processing apparatus and method. William Brent Bradshaw, Pleasant Grove. Filed Sept. 18, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/411,704, filed Sept. 19, 2002. Patent No. 6,901,301.
Electronic purchasing method and apparatus for performing the same. Jonathan B. Wells, Park City; Hans D. Buehler, Salt Lake City. Assigned to General Electric Capital Financial, Salt Lake City. Filed June 14, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/337,910, filed Dec. 7, 2001. Patent No. 6,901,387.
Method and apparatus for managing power consumption on a bus. William P. Baker, Salt Lake City; Todd R. Shelton, Syracuse; Theodore J. Smith, Layton. Assigned to Iomega Corp., San Diego. Filed May 25, 2001. Patent No. 6,901,525.
The ornamental design for a transparent garment bag. William M. Whipple, Providence, Cache County. Filed Feb. 11, 2004. Design Patent No. D505,547.
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