Genetic-identification probes and electronics are among the inventions resulting in five patents awarded Utah inventors by the United States Patent Office.

Aaron A. Hofmann, Salt Lake City, and Joseph S. Skraba, Austin, Texas. Asymmetric Prosthetic tibial component. Assigned to Intermedics Orthopedics Inc., Austin, Texas. Filed July 17, 1989, a continuation of application Oct. 27, 1986. Patent 4,963,152.Alan M. Buchanan, Midvale; Jay S. Abramowitz and Roberta A. Y. Flygare, both of Salt Lake City. Printed wiring board substrate for surface-mounted components. Assigned to Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa. Filed Mar. 5, 1985. Patent 4,963,425.

Raymond L. White; Yusuke Nakamura, both of Salt Lake City; Peter O'Connell, Midvale, and Mark F. Leppert, Salt Lake City. Genetic identification employing DNA probes of variable-number tandem-repeat loci. Assigned to University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 18, 1988, a continuation of applications Feb. 18, 1988, Dec. 8, 1988, and Dec. 23, 1988. Patent 4,963,663.

Charles E. Dike, Pleasant Grove. Metastable-immune flip-flop arrangement. Assigned to North American Philips Corp., Signetics Division, Sunnyvale, Calif. Filed Feb. 7, 1989. Patent 4,963,772.

George Bromfield, Salt Lake City. Flextensional sonar transducer assembly. Assigned to Edo Corp., Western Division, Salt Lake City. Filed Apr. 14, 1989. Patent 4,964,106.

Copies of patents are available by number for $1.50 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington D.C. 20231.