Fifteen patents were awarded Utah inventors 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.

- Michael K. Proctor, Midway. A head-wear system including a sizing band and a hat. Filed Jan. 16, 1996. Patent 5,771,493.- Robert H. Taylor Jr., Harvest, Ala., and Carol J. Hinshaw, Ogden. Aluminized plateau-burning solid propellant formulations and methods for their use. Assigned to Thiokol Corp., Ogden. Filed Dec. 5, 1996, a continuation of application March 30, 1994, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 5,334,270, which is a continuation-in-part of application Jan. 29, 1992. Patent 5,771,679.

- Robert P. Young, Salt Lake City. A device for holding and selectively tipping a container of a liquid into which an implement, such as a brush, is periodically inserted for removing a portion of the liquid contents. Filed Oct. 5, 1995. Patent 5,772,163.

- Larry W. Pulsipher, Fruit Heights. A protective cap for covering a top of a wall, comprising an elongate channel having an upper plate and flexible, resilient sidewalls. Filed Sept. 24, 1996. Patent 5,772,185.

- David J. Green, Brigham City, and Donald R. Lauritzen, Hyrum. A low-pressure igniter system for a gas-bag inflator. Filed Aug. 22, 1997, a continuation of application Dec. 4, 1995. Patent 5,772,243.

- Scott R. Watterson and William T. Dalebout, both Logan, and Timothy O. Armstrong, Providence. Reorienting treadmill with lift assistance. Assigned to ICON Health & Fitness Inc., Logan. Filed Jan. 30, 1996. Patent 5,772,560.

- Greg L. Brimhall, West Jordan, and Christopher P. Steinman, Sandy. Catheter assembly with interlocking telescoping needle shield. Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed Dec. 2, 1996. Patent 5,772,636.

- Fred P. Lampropoulos, Sandy; Jim Mottola and Ron Stoker, both South Jordan. Total alimentary nutrition catheter apparatus with means for subcutaneous delivery of anesthetic agent or other fluid medicament. Assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc., South Jordan. Filed April 2, 1997, a continuation-in-part of patent 5,665,076, which is a continuation of patent 5,533,986, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 5,405,334. Patent 5,772,639.

- Glade H. Howell and Timothy J. Erskine, both Sandy, and Christopher N. Cindrich, Provo. The luer adapter of this invention includes a barbed portion which ensures that the adapter is positively locked to the catheter. Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company, Frank-lin Lakes, N.J. Filed Feb. 29, 1996. Patent 5,772,643.

- Victor A. Williamitis, Dayton, Ohio; Jeanne E. Lambert, Conyers, Ga.; Min Shiu Lee, and Robert A. Taller, both Sandy. Method for coating of objects using a rotating resilient matrix. Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, N.J. Filed July 31, 1997, a continuation of application Nov. 18, 1996, which is a continuation of application July 31, 1995. Patent 5,773,081.

- Paul H. Glad, Salt Lake City. Apparatus for conveying signals between a communications card and a signal utilization device or network. Assigned to Xircom Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif. Filed Feb. 13, 1997, a continuation of application Mar. 10, 1995, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 5,411,405. Patent 5,773,332.

- Ramal D. Jones, Sandy. Radiological surveying as a method for mapping fossilized bone sites. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Oct. 15, 1996. Patent 5,773,821.

- Dan M. Griffin, Bountiful; George E. Pax and James E. O'Toole, both Boise, Idaho. A communications system including a clock recovery circuit that extracts a clock signal from incoming digital data. Assigned to Micron Communications Inc., Boise, Idaho. Filed Aug. 29, 1996. Patent 5,774,022.

- Suresh Borsadia, Salt Lake City. Segmented audio and visual compact disks with interlocking features that permit the user to formulate a customized audio and visual ensemble. Filed Dec. 27, 1995. Patent 5,774,446.

- Michael V. Orton, Manti, and David S. Orton, Princeton, Minn. Fence post made from two pieces of cast concrete. Filed March 24, 1997. Design patent 395,712.