Twenty-four Utah inventors received patents for five electronic, two chemical and eight mechanical inventions from the United States Patent office. Copies of patents are available by number for $3 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C. 20231. Abstracts and classifications are available at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.

- Janet K. Damron, Clawson. A recreational and emergency ladder for assisting a person to re-enter a watercraft. Filed May 30, 1995. Patent 5,540,178.- Nancy McClellan, Provo. A restraining harness to keep a child in a seat. Filed March 10, 1995. Patent 5,540,239.

- Ronald W. Wilson, Salt Lake City. A container for temporarily holding and storing a wet paintbrush in a useful condition. Filed Sept. 26, 1994. Patent 5,540,363.

- William T. Dalebout, Logan, and Jon Jensen, Providence. Adjustable height basketball standard with telescoping tubes. Assigned to Icon Health & Fitness Inc., Logan. Filed Dec. 30, 1993. Patent 5,540,429.

- Mark L. Enders, North Ogden. Composite bicycle wheel. Filed Nov. 10, 1994. Patent 5,540,485.

- Raymond A. Daynes and Barbara A. Araneo, Salt Lake City. A method for enhancing the in vivo production of interleukin-4 in a warm-blooded animal. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 16, 1993, a continuation of application Sept. 25, 1989. Patent 5,540,919.

- Curtis B. Grover, Tremonton. In a process for fabricating a carbon-carbon structure, an improved method consists of coating the material in the region where threads are to be cut with an epoxy resin and at least partially curing the resin. Assigned to the United States of America as represented by the secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. Filed April 24, 1986. Patent 5,540,949.

- Lee H. Pearson, Bear River; Kendall B. Johnson, Logan; and Timothy E. Doyle, Roy. Acousto-optic tunable filter-based surface scanning system and process. Assigned to Thiokol Corp., Ogden. Filed April 23, 1993, a continuation-in-part of application April 24, 1992. Patent 5,541,413.

- Chien-Min Huang and Richard Harris, Logan, and Paul D. Israelsen, North Logan. A fixed quality source coder for encoding a digital signal. Assigned to Utah State University Foundation, North Logan. Filed July 13, 1994, a continuation-in-part of application March 28, 1994. Patent 5,541,594.

- Ralph C. Warner, Salt Lake City. A trip log odometer. Filed Dec. 21, 1993, a continuation-in-part of application Aug. 8, 1991. Patent 5,541,858.

- Brent E. Jaffa, Sandy; Wayne D. Bell and John P. Giles, Bountiful. An improved bridge circuit between a SCSI bus and a EISA bus. Assigned to Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa. Filed Oct. 17, 1995, a continuation of application June 14, 1994. Patent 5,542,056.

- Christopher Andrew, Orem, and Scott Kliger, Salt Lake City. A method of classifying documents in an object-oriented operating system having a graphical user interface. Assigned to Novell Inc., Orem. Filed July 6, 1993. Patent 5,542,086.

- Terry Prisbrey, Fielding. Pinenut sheller. Filed Dec. 8, 1994. Design patent 372,175.

- Scott C. Hansen, Payson. Post puller. Filed Dec. 12, 1994. Design patent 372,177.

- Dennis H. Hancock, Mountain Green. Knife sharpener. Assigned to All Rite Products Inc., Mountain Green. Filed May 15, 1995. Design patent 372,182.