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Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors June 26-July 24, 2012. The information is provided by Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease. Call 657-1562 to include patents in our list.

Inventor name and city: description of patented item, U.S. patent number, date, and assignee (if any).

Clifton L. Cook of Boise, Idaho; Thomas M Gregory of Belgrade; Robert A. Kincaid of Bozeman; Kurtis Sparing of Belgrade, Eric M. Yeates of Virginia Beach, Va.; Birten L. Todd of Harrison; Gary Cauble of Chesapeake, Va.; Chris Michaels of Belgrade, and James K. Bentley of Paso Robles, Calif.: Recoil reducing systems for a stock, 8,205,371, June 26, Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis.

Nancy R. McLees of Bozeman: Device for allowing addition and replacement of jewelry strands, 8,205,471, June 26.

Carlos Manuel Gomez Duran of Missoula: Internal prosthesis for reconstruction of cardiac geometry, 8,206,439, June 26, International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation of Missoula.

Chris G. Sanford of Billings: Expandable arrow broadhead with rotating cutting blades and shaft, 8,210,970, July 3, Bear Archery Inc. of Evansville, Ind.

Douglas E. Ott of Macon, Ga., Robert I. Gray of Macon, Ga., and Duane Lloyd of Glasgow: Charged hydrator, 8,211,052, July 13, Lexion Medical LLC of St. Paul, Minn.

Michael Otto of Washington, D.C., and Rong Wang of Hamilton: PSM peptides as vaccine targets against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus, 8,211,445, July 3, the United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Gilbert Freoso of Hamilton: Solid state relay controller, 8,213,137, July 3.

Rusty J. Noyes of Belgrade: Ornamental design for a hub tool, D662,797, July 3, Tatarka Tools & Design, LLC of Bozeman.

Cleveland C. Smith of Helena: Ornamental design for a shotgun sight, D663,005, July 3.

Michael Terzo of Missoula: Sighting device for a weapon, 8,215,024, July 10.

Ben Gilbert Macomber of Shoreline, Wash.; David Alan Boone of Seattle, and James Christian Beck of Missoula: Lower-limb prosthesis force and moment transducer, 8,215,186, July 10, Orthocare Innovations LLC of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bryon W. Caughey of Hamilton, Ryuichiro Atarashi of Nagasaki, Japan, and Roger A. Moore of Hamilton: Detection of infectious prion protein by seeded conversion of recombinant prion protein, 8,216,788, July 10, the United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Ravi Bhaskar of Kansas City, Mo.; Herman Dharmarajah of Morristown, N.J.; Bill Sheridan of Naperville, Ill.; Sujit V. Gaikwad of Glendale, Ariz., and Sachi K. Dash of Scottsdale, Ariz.: Aeration basin with off gas monitoring, 8,221,631, July 17, Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, N.J.

Brian K. Butler of San Diego, Calif., and Klein S. Gilhousen of Bozeman: Dual event slotted paging, 8,224,356, July 17, Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, Calif.

Leslie P. Edelman of Englewood, N.J.; Yury Karfiol of Brooklyn, N.Y.; John Goliber of Leonia, N.J.; Ryan D. Busse of Kalispell; Ralph Karanian of Wethersfield, Conn., and Aaron Cummins of Kalispell: Trigger guard for a pistol, D663,799, July 17, Kimber IP, LLC of Yonkers, N.Y.

Eric Pierson of Bozeman: Immersed probe over pressurized elastomer, 8,225,669, July 24, New Gate Technologies of Bozeman.

William J. Ritter of Bozeman: Splitboard bindings for backcountry splitboarding, 8,226,109, July 24.

Terry R. Jackson of Bozeman and Stephen P. Culliton of Belgrade: Trombone hand grip device, 8,227,676, July 24, OP/Tech Usa, Inc. of Belgrade.

Paul Regis Barlock of Blaine, Wash., and Matthew Kenneth Donnelly of Gallatin Gateway: Uninterruptible power supplies, solar power kits for uninterruptible power supplies and related methods, 8,227,937, July 24, NNW Ventures LLC of Blaine, Wash.

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.: Transparent redirection of resource requests, 8,230,065, July 24, Level 3 Communications, LLC of Broomfield, Colo.

Brett Heidkamp of Bozeman and Steve Nettik of Bozeman: Ornamental design for a clamp-on rifle sling connector, D664,233, July 24.

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