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Utah inventors have received nine patents from the U.S. Patent Office. Copies of patents are available by number for $3 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231. Abstracts and classifications are available at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.

- Samuel L. Wacker, Roosevelt. A hydraulic sucker rod coupling tool and method. Assigned to GCW Development, Bluebell, Duchesne County. Filed Oct. 7, 1993. Patent 5,433,128.- Redd H. Smith, Salt Lake City. A rotary bit for drilling subterranean formations. Assigned to Baker Hughes Inc., Houston. Filed March 16, 1994. Patent 5,433,280.

- Ralph B. Haymore, Salt Lake City, and Mark I. Johnson, Lehi. A stacker comprising a base, a hollow mast, and a carriage movable up and down the mast. Assigned to HK Systems, Inc., Brookfield, Wis. Filed Aug. 26, 1993. Patent 5,433,292.

- David J. Green, and Donald J. Paxton, both Brigham City. A quick-locking device for retention of an inflator in a passenger-side canister. Assigned to Morton International, Inc., Chicago. Filed March 31, 1994. Patent 5,433,472.

- Samuel H. Kershaw, Sandy. A planning and journal apparatus comprising a looseleaf binder and certain sheets to be inserted. Filed June 8, 1994. Patent 5,433,546.

- Evan Call, Bountiful. A balloon catheter syringe. Assigned to Surgical Technologies, Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Mar. 9, 1994, a continuation-in-part of patent 5,318,534. Patent 5,433,707.

- Jeffrey E. Shield, Sandy; Alan I. Goldman, Iver E. Anderson, Timothy W. Ellis, R. William McCallum, and Daniel J. Sordelet, all of Ames, Iowa. A method for making quasi-crystalline aluminum-transition alloy. Assigned to Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., Ames, Iowa. Filed Sep. 27, 1993. Patent 5,433,978.

- Gary D. Roberts, Riverton. Alternating current induction devices having compound resistive coupling of winding to neutral or electrical ground. Assigned to RemTech Co., Lindon. Filed Dec. 7, 1993, a continuation-in-part of application July 23, 1992. Patent 5,434,496.

- Gregg D. Niven, Salt Lake City. Ophthalmic laser treatment machine. Assigned to William H. McMahan, Robertson, Wyo. Filed Feb. 15, 1994. Design patent 360,465.