Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors Feb. 24 to March 18, 2014. For assistance in patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease 406-294-9000.
Randall Ernest McCamley of Great Falls: Apparatus for holding a gun and method of use. 8,656,626. Feb. 25.
John William McGinnis of Kalispell: Efficient control and stall prevention in advanced configuration aircraft. 8,657,226. Feb. 25.
Leland Leachman of Wellington, Colo., and Tim J. Watts of Billings: System, computer-implemented method, and non-transitory, computer-readable medium to determine relative market value of a sale group of livestock based on genetic merit and other non-genetic factors. 8,660,888. Feb. 25. Leachman Cattle of Colorado, LLC of Fort Collins, Colo.
Justin F. Chapweske of Bozeman, Ryan Brase of Minneapolis and Nicholas A. Wormley of St. Paul, Minn.: Live media delivery over a packet-based computer network. 8,661,098. Feb. 25. Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif.
William J. Ritter of Bozeman: Ornamental design for a pair of climbing skin mounting brackets. D700,045. Feb. 25.
Gary Kobinger of Winnipeg, Canada, Heinz Feldmann of Hamilton and Kaylie Tran of Winnipeg, Canada: Optimized promoter sequence. 8,663,981. March 4. Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Health of Winnipeg, Canada.
William E. Clem of Bozeman, Jay N. Wilkins of Belgrade and Leif Summerfield of Bozeman: Spectroscopy data display systems and methods. 8,664,589. March 4. Electro Scientific Industries Inc. of Portland, Ore.
Robert E. Able of Bozeman and Thomas J. Oothoudt of Little Falls, Minn.: Sonic latch mechanism. 8,668,029. March 11. Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan, Utah.
Bernard T. Windauer of Kalispell: Multi-function turret knob. 8,670,179. March 11. Bernard T. Windauer of Kalispell.
Chad T. Coley of Bozeman, Kevin S. Nessland of Bozeman, Tim F. Leonhardt of Bozeman, Colin J. Barry of Boulder Colo., Michael F. Wilson of Bozeman and Anthony N. Nettuno of Bozeman: Systems and methods for on-line schedumeling of appointments and other resources. 8,671,009. March 11. Schedulicity Inc. of Bozeman.
Harry E. Bonner of Sheridan, Wyo., Roger B. Malmquist of Butte and Ray W. Sheldon of Huntley: Apparatus for upgrading coal and method of using same. 8,671,586. March 18. SynCoal Solutions Inc. of Sheridan, Wyo.
Carrine E. Blank and Nancy W. Hinman, both of Missoula: Production of cyanobacterial or algal biomass using chitin as a nitrogen source. 8,673,619. March 18. The University of Montana in Missoula.
Hubert E. Kolde of Mercer Island, Wash., James A. Billmaier of Woodinville, Wash., John M. Kellum of Seattle, Wash., Dewey Reid of San Rafael, Calif., and Philip Rogan of Bozeman: System and method of contextual pre-tuning. 8,677,276. March 18. Arris Enterprises Inc. of Suwanee, Ga.