Three inventions by Utah residents resulted in patents granted by the U.S. Patent Office: a satellite locating system, an explosive attenuator and an exercise apparatus.

Eric J. Blommer, Taylorsville, and Dennis L. Wheeler, Lindon. A laminated structure for attenuating explosive shock waves inside missiles and the like. Assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. Filed May 6, 1988, a division of patent 4,768,418. Patent 4,989,493.Dow W. Young, Santa Clara; Marcus B. Sorenson, St. George; and Gary B. Young, Monticello. A combination arm and leg exercising apparatus. Assigned to Cardio-Fit Inc., Santa Clara. Filed Jan. 29, 1990. Patent 4,989,858.

John W. G. McMullen, Provo, and Gregory A. Magin, Ocala, Fla. A system for aiding a user in aiming an antenna toward a satellite. Assigned to Creative Digital Inc., Orem. Filed July 20, 1989. Patent 4,990,924.

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