Patents by Inventor Michael P. Callicrate

Michael P. Callicrate has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210045746
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Patent number: 10772634
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Publication number: 20180325522
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Patent number: 10045783
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are provided. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is provided. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Publication number: 20160151069
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Patent number: 9271735
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Patent number: 8702728
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: No-Bull Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy A. Harbach
  • Publication number: 20130226202
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NO-BULL ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach
  • Publication number: 20110224695
    Abstract: A ligature device and method of use are disclosed. More specifically, a ligature device capable of maintaining a ligature band in an elongated position, applying a preformed ligation band to an object to be ligated, manually releasing the ligation band from an elongated position, and securing a ligation band in a tensioned position is described. The ligation device may be used to apply ligation bands to various body parts of various animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy A. Harbach
  • Publication number: 20030236541
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removing antlers from animals in a manner that is substantially painless, and thus humane, and that utilizes a particular banding tool and novel band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Gordon Ross, Lindsay Mathews
  • Patent number: 6409738
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in raising cattle, and in particular bulls, wherein bulls are: (a) fed a particularly nutritious liquid having a distinctive odor prior to weaning; (b) fed a combination of this liquid and conventional feed after weaning in a feedlot; (c) castrated using a ligation tool that provides a ligating tension to endless elastomeric ligation bands wherein the tool indicates the tension applied to such ligation bands; and (d) treated for infection prevention at least around the time of castration. Accordingly, cattle growth is accelerated due to enhanced nutrition, reduction in disease and a reduction in the stress upon the cattle. Furthermore, late castration of bulls (at approximately 5 to 14 months) is employed, wherein the tool of (c) provides a substantially stress-free ligation technique. Moreover, the meat produced from the cattle processed using the present invention has superior cutability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Publication number: 20010028118
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in raising cattle, and in particular bulls, wherein bulls are:
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 6270507
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in raising cattle, and in particular bulls, wherein bulls are: (a) fed a particularly nutritious liquid having a distinctive odor prior to weaning; (b) fed a combination of this liquid and conventional feed after weaning in a feedlot; (c) castrated using a ligation tool that provides a ligating tension to endless elastomeric ligation bands wherein the tool indicates the tension applied to such ligation bands; and (d) treated for infection prevention at least around the time of castration. Accordingly, cattle growth is accelerated due to enhanced nutrition, reduction in disease and a reduction in the stress upon the cattle. Furthermore, late castration of bulls (at approximately 5 to 14 months) is employed, wherein the tool of (c) provides a substantially stress-free ligation technique. Moreover, the meat produced from the cattle processed using the present invention has superior cutability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 5997553
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in raising cattle, and in particular bulls, wherein bulls are:(a) fed a particularly nutritious liquid having a distinctive odor prior to weaning;(b) fed a combination of this liquid and conventional feed after weaning in a feedlot;(c) castrated using a ligation tool that provides a ligating tension to endless elastomeric ligation bands wherein the tool indicates the tension applied to such ligation bands; and(d) treated for infection prevention at least around the time of castration.Accordingly, cattle growth is accelerated due to enhanced nutrition, reduction in disease and a reduction in the stress upon the cattle. Furthermore, late castration of bulls (at approximately 5 to 14 months) is employed, wherein the tool of (c) provides a substantially stress-free ligation technique. Moreover, the meat produced from the cattle processed using the present invention has superior cutability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 5843095
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in raising cattle, and in particular bulls, wherein bulls are:(a) fed a particularly nutritious liquid having a distinctive odor prior to weaning;(b) fed a combination of this liquid and conventional feed after weaning in a feedlot;(c) castrated using a ligation tool that provides a ligating tension to endless elastomeric ligation bands wherein the tool indicates the tension applied to such ligation bands; and(d) treated for infection prevention at least around the time of castration.Accordingly, cattle growth is accelerated due to enhanced nutrition, reduction in disease and a reduction in the stress upon the cattle. Furthermore, late castration of bulls (at approximately 5 to 14 months) is employed, wherein the tool of (c) provides a substantially stress-free ligation technique. Moreover, the meat produced from the cattle processed using the present invention has superior cutability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 5681329
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (10) for applying a preformed endless band (18) of elastomeric ligature material to an animal body part is provided, such method employing a motor to facilitate the winding of ligature material. The apparatus (10) includes a winding assembly (14) for winding the band (18), wherein a loop (20) of the band (18) is tightened by winding the band (18). A crimping assembly (16) for crimping a grommet (32) to secure the loop (20) is also disclosed. The invention allows the loop (20) to be quickly and tightly secured using pneumatic/electric tools or motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 5403325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (10) for applying a band (18) of ligature material to an animal body part is provided, such method employing a motor to facilitate the winding of ligature material. The apparatus (10) includes a winding assembly (14) for winding the band (18), wherein a loop (20) of the band (18) is tightened by winding the band (18). A crimping assembly (16) for crimping a grommet (32) to secure the loop (20) is also disclosed. The invention allows the loop (20) to be quickly and tightly secured using pneumatic/electric tools or motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: 5236434
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (10) for applying a band (18) of ligature material to an animal body part is provided. The apparatus (10) includes a winding assembly (14) for winding the band (18), wherein a loop (20) of the band (18) is tightened by winding the band (18). A crimping assembly (16) for crimping a grommet (32) to secure the loop (20) is also disclosed. The invention allows the loop (20) to be quickly and tightly secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Michael P. Callicrate
  • Patent number: D811593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: No-Bull Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Callicrate, Roy Allen Harbach