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Agricultural Research Service, USDA.


Notice of intent.


Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to DICKEY-john Corporation of Auburn, Illinois, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,691,563, “Universal Dielectric Calibration Method and Apparatus for Moisture Content Determination in Particulate and Granular Materials,” issued on February 17, 2004 and to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/782,079, “Microwave Sensor and Algorithm for Moisture and Density Determination,” filed on May 18, 2010.


Comments must be received on or before January 3, 2012.


Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

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June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: (301) 504-5989.

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The Federal Government's patent rights in these inventions 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 DICKEY-john Corporation of Auburn, Illinois has submitted a complete and sufficient application for Start Printed Page 75521a license. The prospective exclusive 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 thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research 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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Richard J. Brenner,

Assistant Administrator.

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