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Valuable Patents for U.S. Businesses: A Catalog of DTRC Patents Available for Licensing by the Private Sector

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Final rept. 1977-1991,

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The Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovations Act of 1980 and the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 encourage the transfer of technology derived from Federally sponsored research and development R and D to both the public and private sectors. The acts require each Federal agency conducting R and D and its major laboratories to identify and encourage transfer of technologies having potential commercial or practical application. Under new regulations, exclusive licensing is offered as an incentive to transfer Federal technology to U.S. industry and to encourage venture capital investment in improving the nations technology base. The mission of the David Taylor Research Center DTRC is to serve as the principal Navy RDT and E Center for naval vehicles and logistics and to provide RDT and E support for the U.S. Maritime Administration and the maritime industry. DTRC is an active participant in various domestic technology transfer activities sponsored by the U.S. Navy. These include the Navy Potential Contractor Program NPCP, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements CRDAs, the Federal Laboratory Consortium FLC for technology transfer, and the National Technology Transfer Center NTIC. The present document provides examples of Center inventions having potential for commercial use. This document contains a list of patents issued to DTRC employees from June 1977 through June 1991. These selected patents have been examined by the Centers Patent Review Committee and are considered to have possible commercial application. They are grouped in accordance with technological areas so as to facilitate search and identification of promising inventions by businesses.

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  • Information Science

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