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Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; SWORD Diagnostics

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Department of the Navy, DOD.




The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to SWORD Diagnostics, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, to practice in the fields of rapid detection of pathogens for food safety; drinking water and process water; and human and veterinary diagnostic markets in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,038,344 entitled “Intelligent Hypersensor Processing System (IHPS)”, Navy Case No. 77,409; U.S. Patent No. 6,167,156 entitled “Compression of Hyperdata with ORASIS Multisegment Pattern Sets (CHOMPS)”, Navy Case No. 78,739; and U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/535,179 entitled “Scanned Wavelength Spectroscopic Detector (SWSD) for Identifying Biological Cells and Organisms”, Navy Case No. 84,871.


Anyone wishing to object to the grant of this license must file written objections along with supporting evidence, if any, not later than September 15, 2004.


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

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Ms. Jane Kuhl, Head, Technology Transfer Office, NRL Code 1004, 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20375-5320, telephone (202) 767-3083. 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: August 24, 2004.

J.H. Wagshul,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-19843 Filed 8-30-04; 8:45 am]