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16 Utahns share in 8 U.S. patents

Eight inventions by 16 Utahns were awarded patents recently by 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.- Roger E. Smith, Bountiful, and Jon Neese, Salt Lake City. A subcutaneous reflection probe for measuring electromagnetic radiation from illuminated tissue. Assigned to Utah Medical Products Inc., Midvale. Filed Oct. 4, 1994, a continuation of patent 5,361,757. Patent 5,662,103.

- Brian Keith Thayer, Sandy, and Kerri Denise Scarbrough, Orem. Informational media mailer with reply card. Filed Dec. 18, 1995. Patent 5,662,222.

- Hardy G. Roberts, Orem. A system for transporting goods by way of a semitrailer pulled by a tractor. Assigned to Transwest Management, Orem. Filed April 15, 1996, a continuation of application Sept. 6, 1994, which is a continuation of application March 28, 1994, which is a continuation of patent 5,326,213, which is a division of application Sept. 18, 1992, which is a division of application May 31, 1991, which is a continuation-in-part of application Jan. 3, 1990, which is a continuation-in-part of application Jan. 12, 1989. Patent 5,662,450.

- Scott R. Watterson and William T. Dalebout, both of Logan, and Timothy O. Armstrong, Providence, Cache County. Reorienting treadmill with latch. Assigned to ICON Health & Fitness Inc., Logan. Filed Jan. 30, 1996. Patent 5,662,557.

- Harrison M. Lazarus, Salt Lake City. A method for implanting a prosthesis within a body lumen. Assigned to Endovascular Technologies Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. Filed Nov. 18, 1994, a continuation of patent 5,397,343, which is a continuation-in-part of application Mar. 22, 1993, which is a continuation of application Aug. 29, 1991, which is a division of patent 5,104,399, which is a continuation-in-part of application Dec. 10, 1986, which is a continuation of application Dec. 9, 1983. Patent 5,662,700.

- Charles D. Ebert; Werner Heiber; William R. Good and Srinivasan Venkateshwaran, all of Salt Lake City. Transdermal delivery system with adhesive overlay and peel seal disc. Assigned to TheraTech Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed April 26, 1996, a continuation of application Dec. 21, 1994. Patent 5,662,925.

- David A. Berges, Provo, and John J. Taggart, Elkins Park, Pa. Water-soluble organic compound called camptothecin analogs. Assigned to SmithKline Beecham Corp., Philadelphia. Filed May 31, 1995. Patent 5,663,177.

- Charles L. Thomas and Zetian Wang, both of Salt Lake City. A computer prototype modeling system wherein an object is decomposed into a series of layers, and slices are formed in a construction material, and the slices are then stacked to recompose a physical model of the object. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 21, 1995. Patent 5,663,883.