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Game and toothbrush holder among patented inventions

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Twenty-four Utah inventors received patents 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.

- Fred P. Lampropoulos, Sandy; Don C. Kartchner, West Jordan, and Steven R. Taylor, Salt Lake City. A totally self-contained, disposable pressure monitoring apparatus. Assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc., South Jordan. Filed March 3, 1994. Patent 5,711,302.- Cory A. Reichert, Salt Lake City. A clip order rack for holding guest checks. Filed May 17, 1996. Patent 5,711,431.

- David H. Jeffs, Draper, and Stephen Mackert, Sandy. A cryogenic freezing vial. Assigned to Sorenson BioScience Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Jan. 16, 1996. Patent 5,711,446.

- Brent B. Nielsen and Lynn S. Nielsen, both of South Jordan, and Lester T. Nielsen, Riverton. Novelty game involving vision restricted to mirrors. Filed Dec. 7, 1995. Patent 5,711,529.

- Fred T. Smith and Fred P. Smith, both of Alpine, and Kevin McAllister, Orem. A universal handling mechanism for engaging containers of different sizes and shapes. Assigned to Galion Solid Waste Equipment Inc., Galion, Ohio. Filed Dec. 5, 1995. Patent 5,711,565.

- Steven B. Powers, Salt Lake City. Batting simulator apparatus with force, bat angle, and velocity readout. Filed July 15, 1994. Patent 5,711,726.

- Ashok C. Khandkar, Salt Lake City, and Singaravelu Elangovan, Sandy. A multistage fuel cell arrangement of dissimilar solid state electrolyte elements. Assigned to Gas Research Institute, Chicago. Filed Feb. 28, 1997. Patent 5,712,055.

- David P. Hopkins, Salt Lake City, and Mohammad A. Khan, Sandy. Waterborne lubricant for Teflon products. Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed Dec. 9, 1996, a continuation-in-part of application Dec. 7, 1995. Patent 5,712,229.

- Clifford Maag, Provo, and Lance Parker, Orem. A preamplifier for processing a received audio signal. Assigned to Night Technologies International, Provo. Filed April 2, 1996. Patent 5,712,591.

- Kerry R. Dykster, West Haven, and Jeffery P. England, Clinton. A real time radiographic inspection system. Assigned to Morton International Inc., Chicago. Filed Nov. 5, 1996. Patent 5,712,893.

- Michael D. Lee, Albuquerque, N.M.; Randall K. Fields, Park City; Jamie T. Pond, Salt Lake City, and Barrire K. Tondevold, Murray. A computer implemented production scheduling system for pro-jecting future demand in several time intervals, based on business influences. Filed Oct. 13, 1995, a continuation-in-part of patent 4,459,656, which is a continuation-in-part of application Dec. 17, 1991, which is a continuation of application Sept. 12, 1989. Patent 5,712,985.

- Christine L. Drage, Salt Lake City. Toothbrush holder. Filed Feb. 21, 1997. Design patent 389,686.