Below are the U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors from Feb. 23 to March 15, 2016. For assistance with patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease at 406-294-9000.
Jacob D. Godak of Belgrade: Full body exercise equipment. 9,265,986, Feb. 23, Primus Exerceo LLC, Belgrade.
Michael M. Stepan of Superior; Darrell Darwin of Mill Creek, Wash.; Kenneth Paul Zaballos of Burien, Wash.: Systems and methods for delivery of devices along a transport path. 9,266,687, Feb. 23, The Boeing Co., Chicago.
Mark A. Hughes of Owasso, Okla.; Charles J. Lord III, Bruce B. Randolph, Joe B. Cross, Sumod Kalakkunnath, Mike K. Corbett and Larry E. Reed, all of Bartlesville, Okla.; and Roger K. Goenner of Billings: Treatment stages for selenium removal. 9,266,755, Feb. 23, Phillips 66 Co., Houston.
Alan Hepner of Rexford and David Metivier of Holladay, Utah: Elevated rail system. 9,267,242, Feb. 23.
Bradley James Fredella of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Steven W. Arntzen of Billings: Keno game method and apparatus with multiple card hit replication. 9,269,234, Feb. 23, Century Gaming Inc., Billings.
Jeffrey A. Bowers of Issaquah, Wash.; Geoffrey F. Deane, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene and Lowell L. Wood Jr., all of Bellevue, Wash.; Russell J. Hannigan of Sammamish, Wash.; Roderick A. Hyde of Redmond, Wash.; Muriel Y. Ishikawa of Livermore, Calif.; Nathan Kundtz of Kirkland, Wash.; David R. Smith of Durham, N.C.; Philip A. Sullivan of Bozeman; and David B. Tuckerman of Lafayette, Calif.: Systems and methods for adaptive vehicle sensing systems. 9,269,268, Feb. 23, ELWHA LLC, Bellevue.
Troy R. Lane of Phoenix and Ronald T. Thomsen of Kalispell: Decorative curbing apparatus for deploying devices in a landscaping setting. 9,271,449, March 1.
Paul Ryan Gleason of Bozeman: Body armor support harness. 9,271,559, March 1, Mystery Ranch Ltd., Bozeman.
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Ronald E. Zook of Bigfork, and Laurence K. Sampson and Mark Carl, both of Denver: Method and apparatus for placing a cannula in a bladder. 9,271,752, March 1, Swan Valley Medical Inc., Bigfork.
Charles Richardson and Thomas R. Foubert, both of Bozeman; Thomas S. Vedvick of Federal Way, Wash.; and William T. Tino of Belgrade: Norovirus vaccine formulations. 9,272,028, March 1, Takeda Vaccines Inc., Bozeman.
Thomas Primiano of Monona, Wis.; Lonnie Bookbinder of Corvallis; and Bey-Dih Chang and Jeremy Heidel, both of Madison, Wis.: Reagents and methods for treating cancer. 9,273,316, March 1, PeptiMed Inc., Madison.
Derek C. Tarrant and Paul A. Trudeau Jr., both of Kalispell: Perforated electrode plate. 9,276,266, March 1, VIZN Energy Systems Inc., Columbia Falls.
Lynn D. Churchill and Charles Eubank Jr., both of Missoula, and Joseph Kimmey of Arlee: Intelligent notification system and method. 9,276,884, on March 1, Aquila Vision Corp., Missoula.
Christopher Allen Rager of Belgrade: Ornamental design for an arrowhead. D750,723, March 1, Flying Arrow Archery LLC, Belgrade.
John Lawrence Snapp of Westminster, Colo.; George Heinrichs and Stephen Marc Meer, both of Longmont, Colo.; Daniel Zacek of Boulder, Colo.; and Donald D. Mondul of Seeley Lake: System and method for dynamically coupling a special number call with a function-focused answering unit. 9,288,651, March 15, West Corp., Omaha, Neb.
David Harriton of Missoula and Mark Stouffer of Oakland Township, Mich.: Ornamental design for a wheel. D751,487, March 15, StreetCar ORV LLC, Commerce Township, Mich.