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Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Austin AI, LLC

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Department of the Navy, DOD.




The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Austin AI, LLC, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the fields of (1) Environmental Soil Characterization, e.g. for the analysis of contaminated soils, sediments or sludge for the presence of heavy metals; (2) for Mineral Exploration, including use in exploratory, process and recovery mining and mineralogy specifically including sub-surface soil characterization for mineral exploration and three dimensional profiling/analysis of tailings to determine the potential content of reprocessable metals; and (3) for use of Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) for Liquid Media Monitoring for (a) the petroleum and petrochemical industries specifically including in-tank monitoring of sulfur in oils, e.g. for grading of diesel fuels by sulfur content or for determination of sulfur levels during fuel blending and for a probe for analysis of lead in waste oil tanks, underground tanks of refueling facilities, storage tanks at refineries, diesel long-haul truck tanks, (b) for the wood treatment industry for use in or on tank monitors for storage, mixing or treatment tanks for analysis of copper, chromium, and/or arsenic, and (c) in the environmental testing/monitoring industry in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 6,097,785 entitled “Cone Penetrometer Utilizing an X-Ray Fluorescence Metals Sensor”, Navy Case No. 77,638.


Anyone wishing to object to the grant of this license must file written objections along with supporting evidence, if any, not later than February 11, 2004.


Written objections are to be filed with the Naval Research Laboratory, Code 1004, 4555 Overlook Start Printed Page 3900Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20375-5320.

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Ms. Jane F. Kuhl,Technology Transfer Office, NRL Code 1004, 4555 Overlook Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20375-5320, telephone (202) 767-7230. Due to U.S. Postal delays, please fax (202) 404-7920, E-Mail: or use courier delivery to expedite response.

(Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR part 404)

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Dated: January 20, 2004.

J.T. Baltimore,

Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-1657 Filed 1-26-04; 8:45 am]