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Nineteen new patents were awarded to Utah inventors on March 18. They are:

Impact excavation system and method with suspension flow control. Gordon Allen Tibbitts, Murray. Assigned to Particle Drilling Technologies Inc., Houston, Texas. Filed Aug. 16, 2005, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,343,987.

Foldable utility receptacle and method. Craig J. Madson, Salt Lake City. Assigned to Madson Products LLC., Farmington. Filed April 7, 2006. Patent No. 7,344,022.

Systems, methods and devices for selling transaction instruments. Gennye Feldman, New York, N.Y.; Randy Beck, Alpine; Rachel Riley Heitz, West Jordan; John Steven Imada, Dewey, Ariz.; Paula S. Martinez, Sven Miller, both of Salt Lake City; Clyde Page, Steven J. Keiser, both of South Jordan. Assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc., New York, N.Y. Filed Nov. 6, 2006, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,344,067.

Rollable supporting device. Brain Matthew Sanderson, Draper. Filed July 30, 2004. Patent No. 7,344,197.

System and method for integration of a calibration target into a C-arm. Dimitri Victorovich Yatsenko, Salt Lake City; Jon Thomas Lea, Hampstead, N.H.; Charles Frederick Lloyd, Reading, Mass. Assigned to General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. Filed Nov. 10, 2005, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/627,251, filed Nov. 12, 2004. Patent No. 7,344,307.

Treadmill with moveable console. Darren C. Ashby, Richmond; Scott R. Watterson, William T. Dalebout, both of Logan. Assigned to Icon IP Inc., Logan. Filed Jan. 9, 2004. Patent No. 7,344,481.

Adjustable aquatic exercise device. Stanley J. Checketts, Providence. Filed July 26, 2004. Patent No. 7,344,482.

Catheter-advancement actuated needle retraction system. Timothy J. Erskine, Sandy. Assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed March 28, 2003, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,344,516.

Method and structure for joining and sealing two components. Frank LaSusa, Layton. Assigned to VinylLink LLC, Layton. Filed May 27, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,344,611.

Method for forming a trench MOSFET having self-aligned features. Robert Herrick, Lehi; Becky Losee, Cedar Hill; Dean Probst, West Jordan. Assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., South Portland, Maine. Filed April 20, 2005, a divisional of Patent No. 6,916,745, filed May 20, 2003. Patent No. 7,344,943.

Semiconductor constructions. Zachary B. Katz, Sandy. Assigned to Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho. Filed March 24, 2006, a divisional of Patent No. 7,037,840, filed Jan. 26, 2004. Patent No. 7,345,332.

Power semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture. Ashok Challa, Sandy; Alan Elbanhawy, Hollister, Calif.; Steven P. Sapp, Felton, Calif.; Peter H. Wilson, Wrightwood, Calif.; Babak S. Sani, Oakland, Calif.; Christopher B. Kocon, Plains, Pa. Assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., South Portland. Maine. Filed Dec. 29, 2004, claiming priority to multiple prior patent applications. Patent No. 7,345,342.

Optical disc which stores digital information in informational units which diffract a line of laser light at one of 1,024 angles and a corresponding light detecting apparatus for reproducing information from said optical disc. Kenley Earl Brinkerhoff, St. George. Filed Jan. 21, 2003. Patent No. 7,345,987.

Randomization-based encryption apparatus and method. David L. Michaelsen, North Logan. Filed April 22, 2004, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/464,707, filed April 23, 2003. Patent No. 7,346,160.

Collecting liquid product volume data at a dispenser. John D. Hillam, Provo; Gary I. Shellabarger, Brigham City. Assigned to Flying J Inc., Ogden. Filed Feb. 18, 2005, claiming priority to provisional patent Application No. 60/644,317, filed Jan. 14, 2005. Patent No. 7,346,427.

System and method for detecting and isolating faults in a computer collaboration environment. Robert Wipfel, Draper; Changju Gao, Provo. Assigned to Novell Inc., Provo. Filed Aug. 13, 2004. Patent No. 7,346,811.

Coffee maker. LuJie Ting, Shenzhen, China; Brian K. Beesley, Draper. Assigned to Back to Basics Products LLC., Vernon Hills, Ill. Filed Jun. 1, 2006. Design Patent No. D564,280.

Media system. Michael Pyle, Draper. Filed July 3, 2006. Design Patent No. D564,464.

Radio modem with circuit board. Martin R. Johnson, Draper; Hugh C. Nielsen, Provo; David C. Steed, American Fork; Jeremy P. Willden, Pleasant Grove. Assigned to Digi International Inc., Minnetonka, Minn. Filed Jun. 2, 2006. Design Patent No. D564,502.

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.