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AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63443 This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘‘NIST’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST’s interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/820,218, titled ‘‘Magnetic Connectors For Microfluidic Applications,’’ NIST Docket No. 09–020 to SFC Fluidics, LLC, having a place of business at 534 W. Research Center Blvd. Suite 260, Fayetteville, AR 72701. The grant of the license would be for the field of use: Magnetic Connectors For Microfluidic Applications. SUMMARY: J. Terry Lynch, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Partnerships Office, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, Phone 301–975–2691. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 days from the date of this published Notice, NIST receives written evidence and argument which establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. U.S. Patent Application No. 12/820,218 is owned by the U.S. government, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce. The invention comprises a first magnetic connector with at least one orifice extending therethrough and a second magnetic connector. The first and second connectors are configured to magnetically attract each other. In one aspect, the first magnetic connector is configured to sealingly engage a surface of a microfluidic chip with the second magnetic connector disposed on an opposite side of the microfluidic chip. The first magnetic connector is configured to seal with the microfluidic chip about a channel opening in the microfluidic chip and provide flow communication between the channel opening and the orifice in the first magnetic connector. In at least one other aspect, the first magnetic connector and second magnetic connector each have at least one orifice and are configured to change a flow communication there between upon a rotation of the first or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 63444 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / Notices second magnetic connector with respect to the other magnetic connector. Harry S. Hertz. Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. [FR Doc. 2010–26072 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–836] Glycine From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The review covers 32 producers/ exporters of glycine from the PRC. We are now rescinding this administrative review in full. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Brian Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On March 1, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on, inter alia, glycine from the PRC for the period March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 75 FR 9162 (March 1, 2010). On March 31, 2010, the Department received a timely request from GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO), a domestic producer of glycine, that the Department conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the PRC, covering 32 producers/ exporters of glycine from the PRC. On April 27, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of, inter alia, the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 2009–2010 administrative review of glycine from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 22107 (April 27, 2010) (Initiation). On April 30, 2010, GEO submitted comments regarding the Department’s respondent selection process. On May 10, 2010, we received a letter from Paras Intermediates Private Limited (Paras) informing the Department that it is an Indian company that had no exports, sales, or entries of PRC glycine to the United States during the POR.1 On May 20, 2010, the Department issued a memorandum providing an opportunity for interested parties to comment on United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information to be used by the Department in respondent selection. On May 24, 2010, Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Baoding Mantong) 2 submitted a letter and certification to the Department advising the Department that Baoding Mantong ‘‘did not sell, ship, or export to the United States glycine subject to the above referenced antidumping duty order during the POR.’’ On May 26, 2010, the Department issued a letter to Baoding Mantong requesting that it refile its statement of no shipments and to certify, if appropriate, that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the POR.3 On May 28, 2010, we received a properly filed letter from Baoding Mantong stating that it did not sell, ship, or export, to the United States, subject merchandise during the POR. On July 30, 2010, GEO filed a letter withdrawing its request for 1 Paras is one of the 32 companies named by GEO in its March 31, 2010, letter to the Department. In its March 31, 2010, letter to the Department, Paras also stated that all of Paras’ exports of glycine to the United States are manufactured by Paras, in India, from monochloro acetic acid and ammonia. 2 Baoding Mantong is also one of the 32 companies named by GEO in its March 31, 2010, letter to the Department. 3 The Department notes that the Initiation Notice states ‘‘{u}nder 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind a review where there are no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the respective period of review (‘POR’) listed below. If a producer or exporter named in this initiation notice had no exports, sales, or entries during the POR, it should notify the Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Department will consider rescinding the review only if the producer or exporter, as appropriate, submits a properly filed and timely statement certifying that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the POR.’’ See 75 FR at 22107 (emphasis added). The Department found that Baoding Mantong did not properly file its statement that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the POR in its original certification (May, 24, 2010, letter to the Department). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review of the 32 companies for which the Department initiated this review. Period of Review The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is glycine, which is a free-flowing crystalline material, like salt or sugar. Glycine is produced at varying levels of purity and is used as a sweetener/taste enhancer, a buffering agent, reabsorbable amino acid, chemical intermediate, and a metal complexing agent. This review covers glycine of all purity levels. Glycine is currently classified under subheading 2922.49.4020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review under this section, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws at a later date if the Department determines it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. GEO withdrew its review request after the 90-day deadline. However, the Department finds it reasonable to extend the withdrawal deadline for GEO because the Department has not yet devoted significant time or resources to this review. As a result, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding the administrative review of all 32 companies. Assessment Instructions The Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of prospective grant of exclusive patent license.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 
CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating 
the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its 
territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the 
invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/820,218, titled 
``Magnetic Connectors For Microfluidic Applications,'' NIST Docket No. 
09-020 to SFC Fluidics, LLC, having a place of business at 534 W. 
Research Center Blvd. Suite 260, Fayetteville, AR 72701. The grant of 
the license would be for the field of use: Magnetic Connectors For 
Microfluidic Applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Terry Lynch, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Technology Partnerships Office, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, Phone 301-975-2691.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 days from the date of this published 
Notice, NIST receives written evidence and argument which establish 
that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the 
requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
    U.S. Patent Application No. 12/820,218 is owned by the U.S. 
government, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce. The invention 
comprises a first magnetic connector with at least one orifice 
extending therethrough and a second magnetic connector. The first and 
second connectors are configured to magnetically attract each other. In 
one aspect, the first magnetic connector is configured to sealingly 
engage a surface of a microfluidic chip with the second magnetic 
connector disposed on an opposite side of the microfluidic chip. The 
first magnetic connector is configured to seal with the microfluidic 
chip about a channel opening in the microfluidic chip and provide flow 
communication between the channel opening and the orifice in the first 
magnetic connector. In at least one other aspect, the first magnetic 
connector and second magnetic connector each have at least one orifice 
and are configured to change a flow communication there between upon a 
rotation of the first or

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second magnetic connector with respect to the other magnetic connector.

Harry S. Hertz.
Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
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