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National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Notice of intent to grant partially exclusive license.


This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive license worldwide to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,684,531, entitled “Ranging Apparatus and Method Implementing Stereo Vision System”; 5,673,082, entitled “Light-Directed Ranging System Implementing Single Camera System for Telerobotics Applications”; and 6,244,644, entitled “Compact Dexterous Robotic Hand”, to HyperMedia Corporation, having its principal place of business in Barker, Texas. The fields of use may be limited to underwater applications for oil and gas exploration and production. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.


The prospective partially exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, NASA receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 Start Printed Page 9598U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Competing applications completed and received by NASA within fifteen (15) days of the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated partially exclusive license. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.


Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Patent Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Mail Code AL, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, (281) 483-4871; (281) 483-6936 [Facsimile].

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Kurt G. Hammerle, Patent Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Johnson Space Center, Mail Code AL, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, (281) 483-1001; (281) 483-6936 [Facsimile]. Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at​.

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Dated: February 13, 2008.

Keith T. Sefton,

Deputy General Counsel, Administration and Management.

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[FR Doc. E8-3139 Filed 2-20-08; 8:45 am]