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Agricultural Research Service, USDA.


Notice of Availability and Intent.


Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to Anchor Industries, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana and to Weckworth Manufacturing, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, co-exclusive licenses to the invention disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 5,921,388 (S.N. 09/199,610) issued on July 13, 1999, entitled “Quick Deployment Fire Shelter” and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/286,176, filed November 1, 2002, entitled “Radiant and Convective Heat Resistant Materials and Emergency Fire Shelter Made Therefrom”, and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/741,794, filed December 19, 2003, entitled “An Emergency Fire Shelter Storage System” and foreign equivalents. Notice of availability for U.S. Patent No. 5,921,388 (S.N. 09/199,610) was published in the Federal Register on August 23, 1999.


Comments must be received within ninety (90) calendar days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.


Send comments to: Janet I. Stockhausen, USDA Forest Service, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2398.

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Janet I. Stockhausen of the USDA Forest Service at the Madison address given above; telephone: 608-231-9502; fax: 608-231-9508; or e-mail:

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The Federal Government's patent rights to this invention are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license this invention as Weckworth Manufacturing, Inc. and Anchor Industries, Inc. have submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within ninety (90) days from the date of this published Notice, the Forest Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

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Michael D. Ruff,

Assistant Administrator.

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