Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Information Habits and Preferences of Millennial Scientists
The Department of Commerce, 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.
Notice of Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
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 No. 5,514,501 (Application No. 08/ 255,961), titled ``Process For UV-Photopatterning of Thiolate Monolayers Self-Assembled On Gold, Silver and Other Substrates,'' NIST Docket No. 93-047US to Stratos Biosystems, LLC, having a place of business at 2401 Elliott Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, Washington 98121. The grant of the license would be for the field of use: Substrates for analysis of proteins and nucleic acids by mass spectrometry in the Life Sciences Research and In Vitro Diagnostic markets.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board (MEPNAB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The MEPNAB is composed of six members appointed by the Director of NIST who were selected for their expertise in the area of industrial extension and their work on behalf of smaller manufacturers. The Board was established to fill a need for outside input on MEP. MEP is a unique program consisting of centers across the United States and Puerto Rico, with partnerships at the State, Federal, and local levels. The Board works closely with MEP to provide input and advice on MEP's programs, plans, and policies. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the board with the latest program developments including NIST Update, MEP Overview, presentations on MEP Partnerships and Program Evaluation. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business.