Six medical inventions were among 20 inventions by Utahns that received patents from the U.S. Patent Office. Copies of patents are available by number for $3 from Box 9, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231. Abstracts and classifications are available at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.

- Louis J. Avila, Salt Lake City. A lightweight, padded, washable multipurpose hand protector comprising a fingerless half glove for baseball players, football players, boxers and martial artists to protect the hands and knuckles. Filed Sept. 16, 1996. Patent 5,781,928.- Wanda M. McEntire, St. George, and Vera Lindsey Wilson, Layton. Attachable blanket/

seat cover for portable infant car seat or apparatus. Filed April 1, 1997. Patent 5,781,946.

- Hong Kyu Kwak and John Bercaw, both Salt Lake City. Ice screw with a foldable crank handle and an eye for clipping on a carabiner. Assigned to Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., Salt Lake City. Filed Jan. 22, 1997. Patent 5,782,442.

- Trudy C. Lewis, Roy; Dennis K. Talbot, West Point, and Douglas V. Fairbanks, Logan. A three piece airbag construction reducing stress at the corners of the bag mouth. Assigned to Morton International Inc., Chicago. Filed June 14, 1996. Patent 5,782,488.

- Randall D. Peterson, Salt Lake City. A coal mining process comprising a combination of surface mining and underground mining. Filed Nov. 16, 1995. Patent 5,782,539.

- Dan Stephens, Salt Lake City. A method for protecting reflective road delineator stripes including the use of spacer beads larger than the reflective beads. Filed Aug. 7, 1996. Patent 5,782,577.

- Stephen C. Jacobsen and Gaylen M. Zentner, both Salt Lake City. A method for automatic dosing of drugs utilizing a micro-delivery device. Assigned to Sarcos Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 7, 1997. Patent 5,782,799.

- Wendell H. Wiser, Kaysville; Alex G. Oblad and Joseph S. Shabtai, both Salt Lake City. Method for coal liquefication. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Sep. 25, 1995, a continuation of application May 2, 1994, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 5,308,477. Patent 5,783,065.

- Theodore H. Stanley, Salt Lake City, and Brian Hague, West Valley City. Selectively removable nicotine-containing dosage form for use in the transmucosal delivery of nicotine. Assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation, Salt Lake City. Filed Feb. 4, 1997, a continuation of application May 11, 1995, which is a continuation-in-part of application Nov. 2, 1994, which is a continuation of application Nov. 12, 1993, which is a division of patent 5,288,497, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 4,863,737, which is a continuation-in-part of patent 4,761,953. Patent 5,783,207.

- Srinivasan Venkateshwaran and Charles D. Ebert, both Salt Lake City. Transdermal drug delivery matrix for coadministering estradiol and another steroid. Assigned to Thera-Tech Inc., Salt Lake City. Filed July 19, 1996. Patent 5,783,208.

- David L. Berliner, Atherton, Calif; Nathan William Adams and Clive L. Jennings-White, both Salt Lake City. Method of altering hypothalamic function by nasal administration of estrene steroids. Assigned to Pherin Corp., Menlo Park, Calif. Filed Sept. 28, 1993, a continuation-in-part of application June 24, 1992, which is a continuation-in-part of application May 31, 1991, which is a continuation-in-part of application Jan. 7, 1991. Patent 5,783,571.

- Hans Albertsen, Salt Lake City; Rakesh Anand, Sandbach, England; Mary Carlson and Joanna Groden, both Salt Lake City; Philip John Hedge, Winsford, England; Geoff Joslyn, Salt Lake City; Kenneth Kinzler, Baltimore; Alexander Fred Markham, Crewe, England; Yusuke Nakamura, Tokyo; Andrew Thliveris, Salt Lake City; Bert Vogelstein, Baltimore; and Raymond L. White, Salt Lake City. APC (adenomatous polyosis coli) protein. Assigned to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, England; The Cancer Institute, Tokyo. Filed May 25, 1995, a division of ap-pli-ca-tion Aug. 12, 1994, which is a division of patent 5,352,775. Patent 5,783,666.

- Marvin J. Miller, South Bend, Ind.; Julia M. Dolence, Salt Lake City; and Manuka Ghosh, Lawrenceville, N.J. Antibacterial and antifungal nucleosides. Assigned to University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. Filed Nov. 12, 1996. Patent 5,783,689.

- John R. Goleniewski, Sandy, and James A. Roberts, Salt Lake City. Solid propellant with non-crystalline polyether/energetic plasticizer binder. Assigned to Hercules Inc., Wilmington, Del. Filed March 17, 1989. Patent 5,783,769.

- Gary Arthur Jones, Pleasant Grove, and James Torrie Wellington, Westlake Village, Calif. Bidirectional multiposition positioning device. Assigned to Digital Technologies Inc., Pleasant Grove. Filed Nov. 7, 1995. Patent 5,783,788.

- Tim Urry Price, Salt Lake City, Mark Lyle Gray, West Jordan; and Paul Nagel, Draper. Audio warning device for use with a line current protection circuit in a PCMCIA-architecture modem card. Assigned to U.S. Robotics Mobile Communications Corp., Salt Lake City. Filed May 29, 1996, a continuation-in-part of patent 5,532,898. Patent 5,783,999.

- Kevin Kingdon, Freemont, Calif.; Randal Earl Childers, Orem; DeeAnne Higley, Provo; and Dale R. Olds, Sandy. Method and apparatus to secure distributed digital directory object changes. Assigned to Novell, Inc., Provo. Filed Dec. 15, 1995, a continuation-in-part of patent 5,677,851. Patent 5,784,560.

- Karl Michael Isham, Salt Lake City. Object-oriented system having shared-persistent class pattern. Assigned to Philips Electronics North Americas Corp., New York. Filed Nov. 15, 1995. Patent 5,784,620.

- Daniel Kotler, Salt Lake City. The ornamental design for a hockey puck. Filed July 22, 1997. Design patent 396,255.

- Gene William Gray, Salt Lake City. The ornamental design of a toilet flushing handle. Assigned to Gene W. Gray, Salt Lake City. Filed Sept. 23, 1996. Design patent 396,274.