NIST Fed. Reg. Announcement, Sept. 11, 1995 Federal Register announcement published November 3, 1995, by the National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Dept. of Commerce. See first item.

[Federal Register: September 11, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 175)]
[Page 47154]
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Notice of Government Owned Inventions Available for Licensing

SUMMARY: The inventions listed below are owned by the U.S. Government,
as represented by the Department of Commerce, and are available for
licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR Part 404 to
achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded
research and development.

Technical and licensing information on these inventions may be obtained
by writing to: Marcia Salkeld, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Office of Technology Commercialization, Physics Building,
Room B-256, Gaithersburg, MD 20899; Fax 301-869-2751. Any request for
information should include the NIST Docket No. and Title for the
relevant invention as indicated below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The inventions available for licensing are:

NIST Docket No. 93-063

Title: Polymeric Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Compositions.
Description: Polymeric composites that can provide long-term
release of calcium and phosphate ions in biological environments at
levels conducive to the formation of hydroxyapatite have been
developed. These composites utilize as their filler phase amorphous
calcium phosphate, which is highly soluble and rapidly converts to
hydroxyapatite. Such biomaterials have the potential to remineralize
defective mineralized tissues such as bone or teeth.

NIST Docket No. 94-043

Title: Low Cost Renewable Polishing Lap.
Description: Researchers in the Precision Engineering Division at
the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new
method for the fabrication of laps wherein the substrate never contacts
the polishing media or part being polished. The invention provides the
potential to eliminate contamination of the part and/or degradation of
the substrate. The concept offers the potential to significantly lower
costs in appropriate applications.

NIST Docket No. 95-023D

Title: Methods and Electrolyte Compositions for Electrodepositing
Chromium Coatings.
Description: A NIST process deposits chromium plating up to 600
microns thick. The plating process uses nontoxic trivalent chromium to
produce a plating three to four times harder, after heating, than
depositions using hexavalent chromium.

Dated: September 5, 1995.
Samuel Kramer,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 95-22509 Filed 9-8-95; 8:45 am]