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Five mechanical, three chemical, and three electronic inventions by Utah inventors resulted in patents granted by the United States Patent Office. Copies of patents are available by number for $3.00 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington D.C. 20231. Abstracts are available at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.

- William J. Arbus, American Fork. A compound transmission adapted for use in lightweight automotive trucks. Filed Dec. 31, 1992. Patent 5,339,707.- Philip D. Baker; Joseph A. Orr; Dwayne R. Westenskow, and Timothy P. Egbert, all of Salt Lake City. Method for determining blood pressure utilizing a neural network. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 9, 1993, a continuation of applications Oct. 14, 1992 and Aug. 31, 1990, the latter being a continuation-in-part of application Sept. 20, 1989. Patent 5,339,818.

- E. Brent Cragun, Mountain Green. A process for filling a container with a foamable beverage and dispensing apparatus. Assigned to Fountain Fresh International, Salt Lake City. Filed July 23, 1992. Patent 5,339,874.

- Darrel Palmer, and Robert P. Cook, both of Sandy. A foam dispensing device comprising a disposable foamable-liquid transport and foaming container. Assigned to Ballard Medical Products, Draper. Filed Oct. 19, 1992. Patent 5,339,988.

- George E. Gerpheide, Donald A. Wilson, and Sidney L. King, all of Salt Lake City. As part of a system simulating a game of golf, apparatus for projecting a moving spot of light representing the golf ball on the course. Assigned to Donald A. Wilson, Salt Lake City. Filed Nov. 22, 1991. Patent 5,340,108.

- Bruce D. Bradley, Salt Lake City, and Steven G. Coombs, Layton. Apparatus and method for clarifier sludge collection. Assigned to Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston, Tex. Filed June 14, 1993, a continuation-in-part of patent 5,219,470. Patent 5,340,485.

- Joseph J. Hartvigsen, Kaysville. Thermally integrated heat exchange system for solid oxide electrolyte systems. Assigned to Ceramatec, Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 29, 1993. Patent 5,340,664.

- Ashok C. Khandkar, Salt Lake City. Creep resistant, metal-coated anodes for molten carbonated fuel cells. Assigned to Ceramatec, Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 3, 1992. Patent 5,340,665.

- Charles E. Dike, Pleasant Grove, and Farrell L. Ostler, Albuquerque, N.M. An electronic circuit for generating an absolute priority signal. Assigned to North American Philips Corporation, New York, N.Y. Filed Oct. 21, 1993, a continuation of application June 1, 1992, which is a continuation-in-part of application Dec. 4, 1992. Patent 5,341,052.

- James V. Yardley, Centerville; Gary L. Whatcott, Holladay; John A. M. Petersen; Bryan A. Bloomfield, both of Bountiful; Vaughn W. Guest, Farmington; Rick S. Mottes, Roy; Robert K. Forman, Taylorsville; L. Bruce Christensen, Kaysville; Joseph Zuercher, Brookfield, and Herman P. Schutten, Milwaukee, both of Wis. A downwardly compatible automated guided-vehicle system. Assigned to Eaton-Kenway, Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed June 26, 1992, a division of patent 5,281,901. Patent 5,341,130.

- Wayne Rossberg; Edward F. Smith, and Angelica Matinkhah, all of Salt Lake City. A structured-text system for generating a project specific derivative of a master specification. Assigned to Arcom Architectural Computer Services, Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed May 13, 1991. Patent 5,341,469.