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Download as PDF 74812 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Notices exclusive patent license in the United States, to practice the inventions described and claimed in the following U.S. Patents: ‘‘USPN 8,160,728, Methods of determining complete sensor requirements for autonomous mobility; USPN 8,095,485, System and method for embedding emotion in logic systems; USPN 8,041,661, System and method for determining stability of a neural system; USPN 7,769,488, Reconfigurable Structure; USPN 7,512,568, Evolvable synthetic neural system’’ to Sentient Cyber, having its principal place of business in New York, NY. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily be limited to, e-Commerce Transactional Security Monitoring & Protection. For the purpose of this license, e-Commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is defined as the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. These business transactions occur either business-tobusiness, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-tobusiness. The patent rights in these inventions as applicable 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. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant partially exclusive licenses and may deny the requested licenses even if no objections are submitted within the comment period. 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 exclusives licenses would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.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. 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Mr. Bryan A. Geurts, Chief Patent Counsel, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 140.1, Greenbelt, MD 20771, (301) 286–7351. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:23 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darryl Mitchell, Innovative Technology Partnerships Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 504, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (301) 286–5810. Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at http://technology.nasa.gov/. Mark P. Dvorscak, Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property. [FR Doc. 2015–30268 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 15–113] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This is a request to reinstate OMB control number 2700– 0092 with changes to include all NASA financial assistance awards, not just awards to commercial firms. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received within 60 days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or frances.c.teel@nasa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or frances.c.teel@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This is a request to reinstate OMB control number 2700–0092 with changes. This collection is required to ensure proper accounting of Federal funds and property provided under PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 finanical assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements). Reporting and recordkeeping are prescribed at 2 CFR part 1800 for awards issued to nonprofits, institutions of higher educations, government, and commercial firms when cost sharing is not required and 14 CFR part 1274 for awards issued to commercial firms when cost sharing is required. This information collection was formally titled Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms. II. Method of Collection Proposals are filed through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) or grants.gov. The use of these systems reduces the need for proposers to submit multiply copies to the agency. It further allows them to submit multiple proposals to different funding announcements without registering each time. Electronic funds transfer is used for payment under Treasury guidance, for commercial firms and through the HHS Payment Management System for other recipients. In addition, NASA encourages the use of computer technology and is participating in Federal efforts to extend the use of information technology to more Government processes. Basis of Estimate. Approximately 6,500 NASA financial assistance awards are open at any one time. It is estimated that out of the 7,100 proposals received each year, NASA awards approximately 1,600 new awards. The period of performance for each financial assistance award is usually three to five years. NASA had approximately 120 awards with commercial firms. Commercial firms submit quarterly payment requests directly to NASA, while other recipients submit Financial Reports (SF 425) on a quarterly bases to the HHS Payment Management System. Performance, Property, and Patent Reports are filed annually. Historical records indicate that, on average, 1,625 changes are submitted annually. The total number of respondents is based on the average number of proposals that are received each year and the average number of active grants that are managed each year. The total number of hours spent on each task was estimated through historical records and experience of former recipients. Using past calculations, the total cost was estimated using the on the average salary (wages and benefits) for a GS–12 step 5. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Notices III. Data Title: Financial Assistant Awards/ Grants and Cooperative Agreements. OMB Control Number: 2700–0092. Type of review: Reinstatement with Change of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Affected Public: Non-profits, institutions of higher educations, government, and commercial firms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 691,641. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $20,674,712. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. Method of Fabricating Microfluidic Devices,’’ and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/021,812 ‘‘MEMS Chip with Microfluid Channel Having MultiFunction Microposts,’’ to ICAP Patent Brokerage, having its principal place of business in New York, NY. 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 terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant exclusive licenses and may deny the requested licenses even if no objections are submitted within the comment period. 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 exclusives licenses would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.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. 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. DATES: Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Mr. Bryan A. Geurts, Chief Patent Counsel, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 140.1, Greenbelt, MD 20771, Phone: (301) 286–7351; Fax (301) 286– 9502. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2015–30215 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (15–111)] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License. AGENCY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United to practice the invention described and claimed in the following U.S. Patent Applications by, inter alia, engaging in marketing activities: U.S. Patent Application No. 13/601,194, ‘‘Microfluidic Device and jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:23 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 Darryl Mitchell, Innovative Technology Partnerships Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 504, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Phone: (301) 286–5810. Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at http:// technology.nasa.gov/. Mark P. Dvorscak, Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property. [FR Doc. 2015–30267 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74813 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (15–107)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Protection Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. DATES: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST; and Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST. ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. The meeting will take place in Room 8Q40 on December 8, and in Room 9H40 on December 9. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Delo, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0750, fax (202) 358– 2779, or ann.b.delo@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The meeting will also be available telephonically and by WebEx. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 888–390–0720, passcode 4737036, on both days, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com. The meeting number on December 8th is, 992 964 342, and the passcode PPS120815!. The meeting number on December 9th is, 999 515 905 and the passcode is PPS120915!. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —Update on NASA Planetary Protection Activities —Planetary Protection for Mars Missions —Other Related Items Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID to Security before access to NASA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 229 (Monday, November 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30215]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: 15-113]


Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This is a request to reinstate OMB 
control number 2700-0092 with changes to include all NASA financial 
assistance awards, not just awards to commercial firms.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received within 60 
days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA PRA 
Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code 
JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or frances.c.teel@nasa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, 
NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF0000, Washington, DC 
20546 or frances.c.teel@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This is a request to reinstate OMB control number 2700-0092 with 
changes. This collection is required to ensure proper accounting of 
Federal funds and property provided under finanical assistance awards 
(grants and cooperative agreements). Reporting and recordkeeping are 
prescribed at 2 CFR part 1800 for awards issued to non-profits, 
institutions of higher educations, government, and commercial firms 
when cost sharing is not required and 14 CFR part 1274 for awards 
issued to commercial firms when cost sharing is required. This 
information collection was formally titled Cooperative Agreements with 
Commercial Firms.

II. Method of Collection

    Proposals are filed through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal 
Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) or grants.gov. The 
use of these systems reduces the need for proposers to submit multiply 
copies to the agency. It further allows them to submit multiple 
proposals to different funding announcements without registering each 
time. Electronic funds transfer is used for payment under Treasury 
guidance, for commercial firms and through the HHS Payment Management 
System for other recipients. In addition, NASA encourages the use of 
computer technology and is participating in Federal efforts to extend 
the use of information technology to more Government processes.
    Basis of Estimate. Approximately 6,500 NASA financial assistance 
awards are open at any one time. It is estimated that out of the 7,100 
proposals received each year, NASA awards approximately 1,600 new 
awards. The period of performance for each financial assistance award 
is usually three to five years. NASA had approximately 120 awards with 
commercial firms. Commercial firms submit quarterly payment requests 
directly to NASA, while other recipients submit Financial Reports (SF 
425) on a quarterly bases to the HHS Payment Management System. 
Performance, Property, and Patent Reports are filed annually. 
Historical records indicate that, on average, 1,625 changes are 
submitted annually. The total number of respondents is based on the 
average number of proposals that are received each year and the average 
number of active grants that are managed each year. The total number of 
hours spent on each task was estimated through historical records and 
experience of former recipients. Using past calculations, the total 
cost was estimated using the on the average salary (wages and benefits) 
for a GS-12 step 5.

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III. Data

    Title: Financial Assistant Awards/Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements.
    OMB Control Number: 2700-0092.
    Type of review: Reinstatement with Change of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection.
    Affected Public: Non-profits, institutions of higher educations, 
government, and commercial firms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 691,641.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $20,674,712.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

Frances Teel,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-30215 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7510-13-P