Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that Causeway Ferry Power Modules (CFPM) and Warping Tugs (WT) are vessels of the Navy which, due to their special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with their special function as naval ships. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University (BOV MCU) will meet to review, develop, and provide recommendations on all aspects of the academic and administrative policies of the University; examine all aspects of professional military education operations; and provide such oversight and advice, as necessary, to facilitate high educational standards and cost effective operations. The Board will be focusing primarily on the University's Marine Corps War College. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability for the Draft 2006 Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the 2002 Rim of the Pacific Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Hawaii; Correction
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register of January 20, 2006, concerning the draft 2006 Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the 2002 Programmatic Environmental Assessment (Supplemental PEA) for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Hawaii exercise. The notice incorrectly identified the United States National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, as a cooperating agency.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Expression Pathology, Inc.
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Expression Pathology, Inc., a revocable, non-assignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of consumable slides and other coated substrates for laser microdissection of tissue samples for life science research, and human clinical and veterinary diagnostic applications in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,905,738: Generation of Viable Cell Active Biomaterial Patterns by Laser Transfer, Navy Case No. 79,702.//U.S. Patent No. 6,936,311: Generation of Biomaterial Microarrays by Laser Transfer, Navy Case No. 82,621.// U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/863,833: Biological Laser Printing for Tissue Microdissection via Indirect Photon-Biomaterial Interactions, Navy Case No. 96,075.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/863,850: Biological Laser Printing for Tissue Microdissection via Indirect Photon-Biomaterial Interactions, Navy Case No. 84,621 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,883,453: UNMANNED WATERCRAFT RETRIEVAL SYSTEM.// U.S. Patent No. 6,889,624: GRAPPLE ANCHOR DEVICE FOR UNDERWATER TOWING OF WATERCRAFT.//U.S Patent No. 6,895,371: GEOMETRICAL MODELING OF STRUCTURAL PRODUCTS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,898,584: MONITORING OF AIRCRAFT USAGE.//U.S Patent No. 6,921,898: BI-DIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION DETERMINATION BY LARGE SCALE FIELD MEASUREMENT.// U.S Patent No. 6,926,567: DIRECTIONAL STEERING CONTROLLED JET PROPULSION.//U.S. Patent No. 6,930,311: LIGHTWEIGHT NEUTRON REMMETER.//U.S. Patent No. 6,932,013: MANEUVERING OF SUBMERGED WATERJET PROPELLED SEA CRAFT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,932,661: STEERING AND DIRECTIONAL REVERSING CONTROL FOR WATERJET PROPULSION.//U.S. Patent No. 6,953,003: WATERCRAFT LANDING CRADLE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,960,865: POLYURETHANE ELECTROSTRICTION.// U.S. Patent No. 6,961,597: STRIPS FOR IMPARTING LOW NONLINEARITY TO HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR MICROWAVE FILTERS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,964,738: BIOREACTOR PROCESSING OF WASTEWATER.//U.S Patent No. 6,965,505: SHIP DEGAUSSING SYSTEM AND ALGORITHM.//U.S Patent No. 6,968,802: BUOYANT RETRIEVAL OF UNMANNED SEAWATER VEHICLES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,976,599: MULTI-RAIL DUAL HOISTING CRANE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,981,400: SLIP METER FOR DETERMINATION OF SURFACE SLIP RESISTANCE.// U.S. Patent No. 6,981,673: WEAR RESISTING SLEEVE SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT LANDING ARRESTING CABLES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,981,598: TURN-TABLE DUAL HOISTING CRANE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,982,502: HYBRID ELECTRIC LINEAR ACTUATOR.//U.S Patent No. 6,983,710: HIGH SPEED BRAKING OF SUBMERGED PROPELLED SEA CRAFT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,991,468: FOLDED FOIL AND METAL FIBER BRAID ELECTRICAL CURRENT COLLECTOR BRUSH.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Nabco, Inc.
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Nabco, Inc., a revocable, non-assignable, partially exclusive license in the U.S. to practice these Government-owned inventions in the field of use of fabricated metal product manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, as described in: U.S. Patent No. 6,196,107, entitled ``Explosive Containment Device,'' issued March 6, 2001, Navy Case No. 78,946.
Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet on February 16, 2006. The meeting will be an Executive Session and will discuss studies to be undertaken by NRAC.