Three medical inventions are among the nine patents awarded to Utah inventors by the U.S. Patent Office.

Stephen C. Ja-cobsen and John E. Wood, both of Salt Lake City. A transducer for measuring strain in an object on which the transducer is disposed. Assigned to Sarcos Group, Salt Lake City. Filed Oct. 20, 1989, a continuation of application April 3, 1989. Patent 4,995,261.Roger E. Smith, Bountiful; Mark E. Astill, Centerville; Jay L. Smith, Ogden; and Gale H. Thorne, Bountiful. A medical droplet whole blood and like monitoring structure. Assigned to Thorne, Smith, Astill Technologies Inc., Ogden. Filed Oct. 12, 1988. Patent 4,995,402.

Clead M. Christiansen, North Ogden. A tailstock assembly for a woodworking lathe. Filed Aug. 8, 1989. Patent 4,995,434.

Jeffrey L. Beck, Centerfield, and Larry D. Taylor, Morgantown, W. Va. Rotary drillstring guidance by feed-rate oscillation. Assigned to Conoco Inc., Ponca City, Okla. Filed Nov. 27, 1989. Patent 4,995,465.

Kent Hunter, Sandy. Mono-ski deep side cuts for user stability control. Filed May 11, 1990, a continuation of application Dec. 1, 1988. Patent 4,995,631.

Donald C. Kilgrow and Linda Kilgrow, both of Monticello, and Melvin H. Pedersen, Salt Lake City. Vehicle tire deflator. Filed Jan. 29, 1990. Patent 4,995,756.

Colin J. Nichols, Fruit Heights; Gregory N. Nordgren, West Valley City; and Harvey R. Moorehead, Salt Lake City. A catheter with slit valve. Assigned to Catheter Technology Corp., Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 25, 1988, a continuation of patent 4,753,640. Patent 4,995,863.

Eugene A. Zollinger, Wellsville. A method for repeatedly administering medication using a single aural medication dispensing device. Filed Jan. 24, 1990. Patent 4,995,867.

Jerald S. Bradshaw, Provo; Milton L. Lee, Pleasant Grove; and Karin E. Markides, Springville. Novel oligoethylene oxide-containing alkenes, alkoxysilanes and polysiloxanes. Filed Feb. 8, 1988. Patent 4,996,277.

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