Twenty-one patents were awarded to Utah inventors on July 4, including:

High strength, lightweight blow-molded plastic structures. L. Curtis Strong, Clearfield; Barry D. Mower, Layton. Assigned to Lifetime Products Inc., Clearfield. Filed April 8, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/371,486, filed April 9, 2002. Patent No. 7,069,865.

Apparatus and method for routing a transmission line through a downhole tool. David R. Hall, H. Tracy Hall, both of Provo; David S. Pixton, Michael Briscoe, both of Lehi; Jay Reynolds, West Provo. Assigned to IntelliServ Inc., Provo. Filed Feb. 10, 2004. Patent No. 7069999.

Apparatus for exerting a resisting force. Jeffery D. Smith, St. Charles, Ill.; Randy L Warner, Harrisburg, Pa.; Kelly R. Strong, Morgan. Assigned to SCI Products Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. Filed Sept. 30, 2004, a divisional of Application No. 10/638,543, filed Aug. 12, 2003. Patent No. 7,070,031.

Systems and methods for interfacing object identifier readers to multiple types of applications. Paul Hepworth, Riverton; George Powell, Sandy. Assigned to The Code Corp., Draper. Filed Feb. 6, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,091.

Transparent transaction device. Blayn W. Beenau, Peoria, Ariz.; David S. Bonalle, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Becky Vander Eyk, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Susan E. Isenberg, London, Great Britain; Leigh Malnati, Mountain Lakes, N.J.; Sue Mueller, Phoenix, Ariz.; Zarita Norcross, Glendale, Ariz.; Lee J. Peart, Epsom, Great Britain; Peter D. Saunders, Salt Lake City; Lisa Skilling-Belmond, New York, N.Y.; Lisa Webb, Darien, Conn.; John R. Williamson, Jersey City, N.J. Assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York, N.Y. Filed March 10, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,112.

In orbit space transportation and recovery system. Robert F. D'Ausilio, Bountiful; Roger X. Lenard, Edgewood, N.M.; Chauncey W. Uphoff, Longmont, Colo.; Franklin H. Williams, Salt Lake City. Assigned to IOSTAR Corp., North Salt Lake City. Filed Jan. 9, 2004. Patent No. 7,070,151.

Eyeglasses frame with rotatable temples. Nestor M. Benavides, Gaithersburg, Md.; Matthew Laine, Severna Park, Md.; Brian E. Le Gette, Alan Tipp, both of Baltimore, Md.; Russell Reed, David B. Staley, both of Park City; Justin S. Werner, Millersville, Md.; Ronald L. Wilson, Catonsville, Md. Assigned to 180s Inc., Baltimore, Md. Filed Nov. 15, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,273.

Axial-flow blood pump with magnetically suspended, radially and axially stabilized impeller. Don B. Olsen, Salt Lake City; Paul E. Allaire, Wei Jiang, Zongli Lin, Guoxin Li, all of Charlottesville, Va.; Houston G. Wood, Crozet, Va.; Ronald Kipp, Willowstreet, Pa. Assigned to Medforte Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 24, 2004, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/506,023, filed Sept. 25, 2003. Patent No. 7,070,398.

Adaptor for feeding sets. Kent F. Beck, Layton; James A. Malmstrom, Kaysville; Scott D. Miles, Sandy. Assigned to Zevex Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 23, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,575.

Fiber-reinforced rocket motor insulation. Albert R. Harvey, John W. Ellertson, both of Brigham City. Assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Edina, Minn. Filed Feb. 5, 2004, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,705.

Process and apparatus for generating hydrogen from oil shale. Oren V. Peterson, Pleasant Grove. Filed July 18, 2003, a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,070,758.

Preventative and treatment effects of morinda citrifolia as a colon cancer cell growth inhibitor. Claude Jarakae Jensen, Summer Jensen, both of Cedar Hills; Afa Kehaati Palu, Orem; Stephen P. Story, Alpine; Chen Su, West Jordan. Assigned to Morinda Inc., Provo. Filed Oct. 31, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/335,346, filed Nov. 2, 2001. Patent No. 7,070,813.

De-icing, snow melting and warming system. Steven D. Bench, Murray. Filed Aug. 1, 2005. Patent No. 7,071,446.

Transistor circuits for switching high voltages and currents without causing snapback or breakdown. Trevor Blyth, Sandy. Assigned to Emosyn America Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Filed March 3, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/436,702, filed Dec. 27, 2002. Patent No. 7,071,763.

Combination power and full duplex data cable. Alma K. Schurig, Cedar Hills. Assigned to Brookline Flolmstead LLC, Las Vegas, Nev. Filed Dec. 27, 2000, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/179,060, filed Jan. 31, 2000. Patent No. 7,072,407.

Payment of health care-insurance claims using short-term loans. Wayne A. Provost, Brian E. Peterson, both of Salt Lake City. Assigned to P5 Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Jan. 8, 2001. Patent No. 7,072,842.

System and method for incremental replication of changes in a state based distributed database. Thomas E. Doman, Pleasant Grove; Steven S. McLain, Provo; Duane F. Buss, West Mountain. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed July 24, 2002, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/308,451, which was filed on July 27, 2001. Patent No. 7,072,911.

Method for performing data migration. Harlan Sexton, Palo Alto, Calif.; Peter Benson, Boulder. Assigned to Oracle International Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif. Filed May 8, 2003, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/378,391, filed May 8, 2002. Patent No. 7,072,919.

Extensible application interface using machine-readable graphical codes. Paul J. Hepworth, Riverton; Dimitri V. Yatsenko, Sandy; Darren P. Smith, Orem. Assigned to The Code Corp., Draper. Filed Nov. 20, 2001, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/279,356, filed March 27, 2001. Patent No. 7,072,974.

Memory model for a run-time environment. Harlan Sexton, Palo Alto, Calif..; David Unietis, San Francisco, Calif.; Peter Benson, Boulder. Assigned to Oracle International Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif. Filed May 8, 2003 a continuation of multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,073,033.

Handheld remote control. Richard C. Hedderich, Paul E. Nagel, William B.. West, all of Sandy; Roger T. Johnsen, Salt Lake City; Paul B. Vincent, Centerville; James R. Gist, Mark J. Morgan, both of Draper; Wallace Eric Smith, Lindon. Assigned to Control4 Corp., Draper. Filed Sept. 7, 2004. Design Patent No. D524,298.


Karl R. Cannon is a registered patent attorney and a founding shareholder in the Salt Lake area 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.