National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Notice of intent to grant exclusive patent license.
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 7,867,589 entitled “Hybrid Cryogenic Tank Construction and Method of Manufacture thereof;”
U.S. Patent Number 7,641,949 entitled “Pressure Vessel with Improved Impact resistance and Method of making the same;” U.S. Patent Number 8,561,829 entitled “Composite Pressure Vessel including Crack Arresting Barrier;” U.S. Patent Number 8,297,468 entitled “Fuel Tank for Liquefied Natural Gas” and U.S. Patent Number 6,953,129 entitled “Pressure Vessel with Impact and Fire Resistant and Method of making same” to Cimarron Composites, having its principal place of business in Huntsville, Alabama (USA). The fields of use may be limited to design and manufacturing of composite tanks and pressure vessels for aerospace and other commercial applications.
The prospective 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 regarding the licensing of federally owned inventions as set forth in the Bayh-Dole Act and implementing regulations. 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 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.
Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Mr. James J. McGroary, Chief Patent Counsel/LS01, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544-0013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Sammy Nabors, Technology Transfer Office/ZP30, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544-5226.
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This notice of intent to grant an exclusive patent license is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). 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 exclusive license will comply with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at http://technology.nasa.gov.
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Mark P. Dvorscak,
Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property.
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