Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors Dec. 25, 2012-Jan. 22, 2013. The information is provided by Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease. Call 294-9000 to include patents in our list.

Gary L. Gustafson and Dan C. DeBorde, both of Missoula: Anti-sepsis conjugate vaccinate. 8,337,863. Dec. 25. EndoBiologics, Incorporated of Missoula.

Max Pritikin of Madison, Wis., David A. McGrew of Poolesville, Md., Jan Vilhuber of Frenchtown and Brian E. Weis of San Jose, Calif.: Networking device provisioning. 8,341,250. Dec. 25. Cisco Technology Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Thomas O. Simensen and Torbjorn O. Simensen, both of Kalispell: Prefabricated stand for hydronic systems. 8,342,419. Jan. 1.

Edward Rosenberg of Missoula, Paul Miranda of Butte and Yuen Onn Wong of West Columbia, S.C.: Oxine modified silican polyamine composites for the separation of gallium from aluminum, ferric from nickel and copper from nickel. 8,343,446. Jan. 1. The University of Montana in Missoula.

Howard F. Wilkins of Kalispell, Gretchen M. Bothwell of Kalispell, Ronald D. Brost of Whitefish, Kristine M. Brost of Whitefish, Steven L. Peace of Whitefish, Paul A. Trudeau Jr. of Kalispell, Richard M. Bendert of Kalispell and Gerald P. Backer of Southfield, Mich.: Screen arrangement for an energy storage system. 8,343,646. Jan. 1. Zinc Air Inc. of Columbia Falls.

Steven F. Barrett of Laramie, Wyo., Michael J. Wilcox of Colorado Springs, Colo., Donald C. Thelen Jr. of Bozeman and David F. Cox of Tucson, Ariz.: Cooperative optical-imaging sensor array. 8,344,342, Jan. 1. University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo.

Dana W. Gleason Jr. of Bozeman: Backpack frame and bag system. 8,348,114. Jan. 8. Mystery Ranch, Ltd., of Bozeman.

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Jason D. Boese of Bigfork, Dwight Lamm of Bigfork, Darryl Byle of Kalispell and Todd Charlebois of Bigfork: Concrete form brace having rebar securing mechanism. 8,348,225. Jan. 8. Step Ahead Tools LLC of Bigfork.

Brady A. Stiles and Jamey J. Flannery, both of Missoula: Method and apparatus for absorptive boom. 8,348,549. Jan. 8.

Helge Zieler of San Diego, James Jin of Chesterfield, Mo., Jennifer M. Mach of Chicago, Gary W. Rudgers of Indianapolis, Daphne Preuss of Chicago, Mich B. Hein of Chicago, Gregory P. Copenhaver of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kevin Keith of Three Forks: Plants modified with mini-chromosomes. 8,350,120. Jan. 8. The University of Chicago in Chicago and Chromatin, Inc. of Chicago.

John L. Morrison of Butte, William H. Morrison of Butte, Jon P. Christophersen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Chester G. Motloch of Idaho Falls, Idaho: Method of detecting system function by measuring frequency response. 8,352,204. Jan. 8. Battelle Energy Alliance LLC of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Robert Allan Baker of Kalispell: External vibratory grout consolidator for vertically reinforced concrete masonry. 8,353,618. Jan. 15.

Kristian S. Drivdahl of Park City, Utah, Robert Eugene Able of Bozeman, Todd A. Nevenner of Murray, Utah, and Kenneth Carl Altrichter of Little Falls, Minn.: Methods of preloading a sonic drill head and methods of drilling using the same. 8,356,677. Jan. 22. Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan, Utah.

Callie A. Schieffer of Kalispell and Ismail T. Emesh of Sunnyvale, Calif.: Seed layer passivation. 8,357,599. Jan. 22. Applied Materials Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.

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