Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors April 22 through May 27. For assistance in patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease at 406-294-9000.
Michael Steven DeMers of Great Falls: Foot snare triggering device. 8,701,334. April 22. Universal Select-A-Catch LLC of Valier.
Michael J. Ellig of Bozeman: Fall away arrow rest system. 8,701,643. April 22.
Andrew S. Field of Emigrant: System and method for utilizing excess printing capability. 8,705,054. April 22. Printingforless.com of Livingston.
Edward D. Anklam of Culbertson: Collapsible modular building with canvas seams. 8,707,634. April 29. Edward D. Anklam of Culbertson.
Robert Hutchinson of Huntingdon, United Kingdom; Leif Summerfield of Bozeman; Shane Hilliard of Bozeman, and Jay Wilkins of Belgrade: Sample chamber for laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy. 8,710,435. April 29. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. of Portland, Ore.
Felix YaikNan Liu of Daly City, Calif.; Zhongming Wu of San Jose, Calif.; Benny Taiklin Wong of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Ron Jeppesen of Missoula: Simultaneous image distribution and archiving. 8,713,131. April 29. RHPiscan Systems, Inc. of Torranco, Calif.
Bernard T. Windauer of Kalispell: Operator-programmable-trajectory turret knob. 8,713,843. May 6. Bernard T. Windauer of Kalispell.
Robert A. Kincaid of Bozeman; Thomas M. Gregory of Belgrade; Birten L. Todd of Harrison; Eric M. Yeates of Virginia Beach, Va.; Clifton L. Cook of Boise, Idaho, and Thomas A. Marx of Virginia Beach, Va.: Retention holster for a firearm having an offset mounted accessory. 8,714,423. May 6. Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Lee E. Cannon and John P. O’Donovan, both of Bozeman: Gaming system and method for offering simultaneous play of multiple games. 8,715,070. May 6. IGT of Las Vegas, Nev.
Douglas E. Ott of Macon, Ga.; Robert I. Gray of Macon, Ga., and Duane Lloyd of Glasgow: Charged hydrator. 8,715,264. May 6. Lexion Medical LLC of St. Paul, Minn.
Duane Johnson of Bigfork: Methodology of post-transesterification processing of biodiesel resulting in high purity fame fractions and new fuels. 8,715,374. May 6. Green Fuels Research, Ltd. of Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
Michael A. Kvam of Polson; Brian J. Sullivan of Boulder, Colo.; James David Duford of Polson; James D. Jore of Polson; Matthew B. Jore of Ronan; David Samsel of Missoula, and James S. Smith of Lyons, Colo.: Devices and methods for magnetic pole and back iron retention in electromagnetic machines. 8,716,913. May 6. Boulder Wind Power, Inc. of Louisville, Colo.
Eric W. Reimers and Michael J. Deden, both of Missoula: The ornamental design for an expanded combination golf bag and cart. D704,409. May 6. Sun Mountain Sports, Inc. of Missoula.
Eric W. Reimers and Michael J. Deden, both of Missoula: The ornamental design for a folded combination golf bag and cart. D704,410. May 6. Sun Mountain Sports, Inc. of Missoula.
Thomas M. Gregory of Belgrade; Robert A. Kincaid of Bozeman; Clifton L. Cook of Sheridan, Wyo.; Eric M. Yeates of Virginia Beach, Va., and Thomas A. Marx of Virginia Beach, Va.: Lockable holster retention system. 8,720,755. May 13. Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Ronald N. Drake of Helena: Methods for hydrodynamic control of a continuous water purification system. 8,721,894. May 13. Drake Water Technologies, Inc. of Helena.
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. 8,725,557. May 13. Leachman Cattle of Colorado, LLC of Fort Collins, Colo.
Gifford W. Cochran of Bozeman: The ornamental design for a wedgewood chair. D704,467. May 13.
John P. Jackam, Joel M. Pierce and Jeffrey D. Jones, all of Butte: Production of biodiesel and glycerin from high free fatty acid feedstocks. 8,728,177. May 20. Seneca Landlord, LLC of Ames, Iowa.
Falguni Dasgupta of Bozeman: Combinatorial polymeric compositions for drug delivery. 8,728,453. May 20. Innovotech, LLC of Bozeman.
Niranjan Ramanlal Gandhi of River Hills, Wis.; Victoria Palmer Skebba of Cedarburg, Wis., and Gary A. Strobel of Bozeman: Antimicrobial compositions and related methods of use. 8,728,462. May 20. Jeneil Biosurfactant Company, LLC of Saukville, Wis.
Ronald D. Brost, Adam Weisenstein and Kristine M. Brost, all of Whitefish, and Howard F. Wilkins and Randolph M. Kosted, both of Kalispell: Air electrodes including perovskites. 8,728,671. May 20. ZAF Energy Systems, Incorporated of ColumbiaFalls.
Helge Zieler of Del Mar, Calif.; James Jin of Chesterfield, Mo.; Jennifer M. Mach, Gary W. Rudgers, Daphne Preuss and Mich B. Hein, all of Chicago, Ill.; Gregory P. Copenhaver of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kevin Keith of Three Forks: Plants modified with mini-chromosomes. 8,729,341. May 20. University of Chicago and Chromatin Inc., both of Chicago, Ill.
Latha Sree Vellanki of Helena: Finger stylus for use with capacitive touch panels. 8,730,194. May 20. Nano Nails, LLC of Helena.
David Harriton of Missoula: The ornamental design for a wheel. D705,154. May 20. Streetcar ORV LLC of Wixom, Mich.
Aaron Danreuther of Kalispell: Wing lock for side-mounted snow plow. 8,732,990. May 27.
Nathan C. Cantlon of Charlo: Depth setter bit holder. 8,733,216. May 27. Jore Corporation of Ronan.
John B. Sullivan Jr. of Missoula: Cold weather exposure mask. 8,733,357. May 27. Talus Outdoor Technologies, LLC of Missoula.
Kim Ormsby of Bozeman: Cloth training diaper. 8,734,419. May 27. The Natural Baby Company LLC of Bozeman.
James S. Smith of Lyons, Colo.; James D. Duford of Polson; James D. Jore of Polson; Lincoln M. Jore of Ronan; Matthew B. Jore of Ronan, and Brian J. Sullivan of Boulder, Colo.: Methods and apparatus for overlapping windings. 8,736,133. May 27. Boulder Wind Power Inc. of Louisville, Colo.