From spas to networks, 13 inventions by Utahns were awarded patents by 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.

- David Jon Ludlow, Salt Lake City. A water distribution system for a spa. Filed July 10, 1996. Patent 5,754,989.- Nellie Lorraine Miller Cutler, Salt Lake City. Compact sliding vanity step system providing a pull out step for a bathroom vanity. Filed Dec. 9, 1996. Patent 5,755,498.

- Ralph R. Grosswald, Fairfield, Iowa; Jeffory B. Anderson, Spring-ville, and Clair S. Andrew, Provo. Method for the manufacture of pharmaceutical cellulose capsules. Assigned to GS Technologies Inc., Fairfield, Iowa. Filed June 5, 1995. Patent 5,756,036.

- John Randolph Hunter Jackson, Eric DelMar, Janice Helen Johnson and Robert Marden Kral Jr., all of Salt Lake City. Insecticidally effective peptides isolatable from phidippus spider venom. Assigned to FMC Corp., Philadelphia, Penn; NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed June 7, 1995. Patent 5,756,459.

- Linxian Wu, Sandy; Jana Coombs and Sharon L. Malmstrom, both of Salt Lake City, and Michael J. Glass, Centerville. This invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting and discriminating multiple analytes within a test sample. Assigned to Gull Laboratories Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Aug. 6, 1996. Patent 5,756,701.

- Edward A. Burton, Lindon, and Farrell L. Ostler, Provo. Electronic circuit with programmable gradual power consumption control. Assigned to Philips Electronics North America Corp., New York, N.Y. Filed April 21, 1995, a continuation of application Nov. 10, 1993, which is a continuation of application Nov. 27, 1991. Patent 5,757,206.

- George E. Gerpheide, Jack S. Kelliher and Everett D. Robinson, all of Salt Lake City. System and method for extending the drag function of a computer pointing device. Assigned to Cirque Corp., Salt Lake City. Filed March 27, 1995. Patent 5,757,368.

- Brian R. Schick, Eden. Disk cartridge hub locking mechanism. Assigned to Iomega Corp., Roy. Filed Feb. 26, 1997, a continuation of application June 6, 1995. Patent 5,757,584.

- Stephen William Dyer, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Jack Kerlin, Springville, and Brian Kent Hackett, Saline, MI. Electromagnetically actuated rotating machine unbalance compensator. Assigned to Balance Dynamics Inc. Filed Nov. 29, 1994. Patent 5,757,662.

- James E. Olsen, Park City. A licensing system provides enhanced flexibility for licensing applications in a network. Assigned to Novell Inc., Orem. Filed March 15, 1996. Patent 5,758,069.

- David Albaum, Los Angeles, Calif.; Jeff Inokuchi, Burlingame, Calif.; Denis Kitayama, Cerritos, Calif.; Glen Wada, Logan; Ray Wong, San Brian Komoto, Visalia, Calif. A system and method for ordering and prescribing drugs for a patient. Filed Feb. 24, 1995. Patent 5,758,095.

- Ranjan Prasad and Dale R. Olds, both of Sandy. Method and apparatus for moving subtrees in a distributed network directory. Assigned to Novell Inc., Orem. Filed Oct,. 31, 1996. Patent 5,758,344.

- Sallee Jessop, Herriman. Picnic item holding kit. Filed March 28, 1997. Design patent 394,586.