We start the new year reporting only two inventions and one design that resulted in patents for Utah inventors from the United States Patent Office. This number is less than half the average of seven per week reported in 1990, during which a total of 366 inventions were described in this column.
Jean G. Andreasen, Salt Lake City. A clothing containment element. Filed Sept. 27, 1988. Patent 4,972,556.Anthony L.R. Godbe, Hampton Godbe and Betty G. Walker, all of Salt Lake City. A clasp for releasably effecting secure closure of a container. Filed Feb. 3, 1989, a continuation of application Oct. 26, 1987. Patent 4,973,092.
Paul D. Wightman, Salt Lake City. Design of a bottle rack. Filed Sept. 17, 1987, a continuation of application Sep. 17, 1984. Design patent 312,362.
Copies of patents are available by number for $1.50 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington DC 20231.