Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors March 25 through April 15, 2014. For assistance in patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease at 406-294-9000.
Lee E. Cannon of Bozeman and Don G. DuPerault of Las Vegas, Nev.: Method, apparatus and system for perpetual bonus game. 8,678,900. March 25. IGT of Las Vegas, Nev.
Lee E. Cannon of Bozeman, Mike Maroney of Bozeman, Robert Guinn of Henderson, Nev., Mick D. Roemer of Las Vegas, Nev., William R. Adams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jason DeGrandmaison of Atlantic City, N.J.: Methods and apparatus for providing tickets from gaming devices and/or lottery terminals. 8,678,916. March 25. IGT of Reno, Nev.
David A. Farber of Ojai, Calif., Richard E. Greer of Red Lodge, Andrew D. Swart of Pennington, N.J., and James A. Balter of Santa Barbara, Calif.: Method of generating a web page. 8,683,076. March 25. Level 3 Communications, LLC of Broomfield, Colo.
Benjamin Meager of Bozeman: Pressure equalization apparatus for a bottle and methods associated therewith. 8,684,205. April 1. Paha Designs, LLC of Denver, Colo.
Wayne H. Hanson of Bozeman: Foldable adjustable dynamic wheelchair. 8,684,396. April 1.
William E. Kirkpatrick of Bozeman: Centrifugal fan. 8,684,676. April 1.
Tim J. Watts of Billings, Alex Offerdahl of Stevensville, Joe Atwood of Bozeman, Jim Driscoll of Overland Park, Kan., Steve Loar of Billings and Jeff Stabnow of Billings: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer medium to determine premiums and indemnities for supplemental crop insurance. 8,688,483. April 1. Watts and Associates, Inc. of Billings.
Kenneth H. Green of Whitefish: Clamp and repair tool. 8,689,599. April 8. Timberline Tool LLC of Kalispell.
David Harriton of Missoula: Tank assembly for attachment to a tire carrier. 8,690,033. April 8. Streetcar ORV LLC of Wixom, Mich.
Kevin Burgess of Sheridan, Wyo., Daniel E. Clawson of Fresno, Calif., David Yakos of Bozeman and Bryan Walthall of Bozeman: Leak-free reciprocating stemmed valve. 8,690,119. April 8. Big Horn Valve, Inc. of Sheridan, Wyo.
Lee E. Cannon of Bozeman, Mike D. Roemer of Las Vegas, Nev., Robert Guinn of Henderson, Nev., and Michael J. Mitchell of Las Vegas, Nev.: Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature. 8,690,661. April 8. IGT of Reno, Nev.
Justin F. Chapweske of Bozeman: Rate sensitive packet transfer mechanism over a peer-to-peer network. 8,694,606. April 8. Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif.
Paul Guerra of Los Gatos, Calif., Curt D. Hammill of Missoula, James S. Cunningham of Boulder, Colo., and Charles Schryver of Atascadero, Calif.: Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps. 8,696,667. April 15. Covidien LP of Mansfield, Mass.
Todd A. McAdams, Harold W. Howe, Jeffrey E. Draper and Lawrence C. Farrar, all of Butte: Self-contained breathing closure and container. 8,696,778. April 15.
Harold W. Howe, Timothy S. Troutman and Michael E. Meichle, all of Butte, and Adrian L. Krag of Santa Clarita, Calif.: Field deployable surface plasmon resonance based biosensor. 8,696,991. April 15.
Thomas L. Cable of Newbury, Ohio, and Stephen W. Sofie of Bozeman: Method for making a fuel cell from a solid oxide monolithic framework. 8,697,313. April 15. The United States of America as represented by the administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration of Washington, D.C.
Wayne R. Thiem of Bozeman: Electric insulator. 8,697,999. April 15.