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16 patents go to Utah inventors

Sixteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on Aug. 30, including:

Reinforced composite system for constructing insulated concrete structures. Daniel D. Dunn and David C. Dunn, both of Honeyville, Box Elder County. Filed Sept. 12, 2003, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,647,686, filed March 09, 2001. Patent No. 6,935,081.

Medical arm restraining device. Brent Larson, Springville. Filed April 4, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/283,673, filed April 13, 2001. Patent No. 6,935,342.

Flotation cell fluid level control apparatus. Robert D. Cook, Salt Lake City; Jerry W. Hunt, Murray. Assigned to GL&V Management Hungary KFT, Egressy, Hungary. Filed Sept. 3, 2002, a continuation-in-part of Patent No. 6,453,939, filed July 1, 1997. Patent No. 6,935,367.

Superabrasive cutting elements with cutting edge geometry having enhanced durability, method of producing same and drill bits so equipped. Jeffrey B. Lund, the Woodlands, Texas; Danny E. Scott, Montgomery, Texas; Marcus R. Skeem, Orem. Assigned to Baker Hughes Inc., Houston. Filed Feb. 24, 2003. Patent No. 6,935,444.

Pyrotechnic inflator for a vehicular air-bag system. Nyle K. Longhurst, Layton; Marcus T. Clark, Kaysville. Assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc., Ogden. Filed April 8, 2003. Patent No. 6,935,655.

Truck operated transfer system apparatus and method. Fred P. Smith, Alpine; Todd Mendenhall, Riverton; Curtis B. Workman, Prineville, Ore. Assigned to Smith Patents LLC, Alpine. Filed July 2, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/302,630, filed July 2, 2001. Patent No. 6,935,829.

Two-speed gearbox. Dusan J. Hvolka, Salt Lake City; Steve G. Pitts and Cary D. Pitts, both of Coffeyville, Kan. Assigned to Darwin Industries Inc., Coffeyville, Kan. Filed Aug. 30, 2002, a continuation-in-part of provisional patent Application No. 60/358,219, filed Feb. 20, 2002. Patent No. 6,935,986.

Wave molding method and apparatus for manufacturing cannulae. Ross Bartholomew, Orem. Assigned to Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Irvine, Calif. Filed June 14, 2002. Patent No. 6,936,210.

Methods, apparatuses and applications for compliant membrane blood gas exchangers. J.D. Mortensen, Sandy; Robert N. Schaap and Barry Bagley, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to Peoria, Ill. Filed Sept. 13, 2002. Patent No. 6,936,222.

Macromer forming catalysts. Frank F. Molock and Carrei L. Caison, both of Orange Park, Fla.; Annie C. Maiden, Xiaoping Lin and Michael R. Clark, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert Love, Hyrum, Cache County. Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. Filed June 25, 2002. Patent No. 6,936,641.

Methods and systems for generating high energy photons or quantum energy. Kiril B. Chukanov, West Jordan. Assigned to Chukanov Quantum Energy LLC, Sandy. Filed Nov. 21, 2001. Patent No. 6,936,971.

Vehicle acceleration/de-acceleration warning light system. Randy Lee Tracy, Murray. Filed April 15, 2003. Patent No. 6,937,146.

Sensor for transcutaneous measurement of vascular access blood flow. Robert R. Steuer, Pleasant View, Weber County; David A. Bell, Farmington; David R. Miller, Morgan. Assigned to Hema Metrics Inc., Kaysville. Filed Dec. 9, 2003, a divisional of Application No. 09/750,076, filed Dec. 29, 2000. Patent No. 6,937,882.

Frequency domain reflectometry system for baselining and mapping of wires and cables. Cynthia M. Furse, Salt Lake City; Kenneth G. Blemel, Albuquerque. Filed July 5, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/303,676, filed July 7, 2001, and to Application No. 10/043,884, filed Jan. 9, 2002. Patent No. 6,937,944.

System for early packet steering and FIFO-based management with priority buffer support. Paul B. Vincent, Centerville; Bryan A. Ford, Fort Collins, Colo. Assigned to SonicWALL Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Filed Sept. 30, 2003, a divisional of Application No. 09/609,731, filed July 2, 2000, now abandoned. This application also claims priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/142,262 filed July 2, 1999. Patent No. 6,938,097.

Tooth organizer tray. Richard Barnes, Sandy. Assigned to Dr. Dick Barnes Group, Sandy. Filed June 22, 2004. Design Patent No. D509,000.

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 1-801-255-5335 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 1-703-308-9726 or toll free 1-800-972-6382; facsimile 1-703-305-8759; or e-mail Patents can also be viewed and printed free of charge from several Internet sites, including or