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Notice of Availability of Patent Properties for License

The patents and patent applications listed below are available for licensing from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  Also listed below are inventions, identified as Reports of Invention (ROI) that will soon be patent applications.  The patent cover sheets are below (.pdf format).  The entire patents may be viewed at the Patent and Trademark Office website.

For further information on procedures for licensing any of these patent properties, or to obtain a license application form, please contact Sharon Borland at:  Phone (703) 648-6723; fax (703) 648-4688; email:, or regular mail,12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 153, Reston, VA 20192.

Patent Number Filing/Issue Date Patent Title
5,804,743 09/08/1998 Downhole Passive Water Sampler and Method of Sampling
6,129,843 10/10/2000 Device for the Removal and Concentration of Neutral Mercury Species from Air and Water
6,131,451 10/17/2000 Well Flowmeter and Down-Hole Sampler
6,164,127 12/26/2000 Well Flowmeter and Down-Hole Sampler
6,216,549 B1 04/17/2001 Collapsible Bag Sediment/Water Quality Flow-Weighted Sampler
6,236,211 B1 05/22/2001 Induced Polarization Method Usi ng Towed Cable Carrying Transmitters and Receivers for Identifying Minerals on the Ocean Floor
6,236,212 B1 05/22/2001 Induced Polarization Method Using Towed Cable Carrying Transmitters and Receivers for Identifying Minerals on the Ocean Floor
6,296,760 B1 10/02/2001 Device for the Removal and Concentration of Ionic Metal Species from Water
6,478,961 B2 11/12/2002 Device for Sequestration and Concentration of Polar Organic Chemicals from Water
6,485,696 B1 11/26/2002 Recovery/Removal of Metallic Elements from Waste Water Using Ozone
6,618,680 B2 09/09/2003 Signal Processor Apparatus for Rotating Water Current Meter
6,680,795 B2 01/20/2004 Underwater Microscope System
6,690,265 B2 02/10/2004 Infrasound Hazard-Warning Method and Device for Alerting Night Migrating Birds to Obstacles
6,821,442 B1 11/23/2004 Method and Apparatus for Control of Aquatic Vertebrate and Invertebrate Invasive Species
6,877,724 B1 04/12/2005 Constant Concentration Delivery Device and Method for Vaporized Substances
6,896,813 B1 05/24/2005 Sorbant Sequestration and Removal of Toxic Metal Ions
6,936,156 B2 08/30/2005 Automated Self-Calibrating Water Quality Monitoring Sensor Housing Assembly
6,949,508 B1 06/27/2005 Easy Read Molecular Tag
7,017,425 B1 07/12/2005 Bucket Wheel Assembly for Fluid Flowmeters
7,157,059 B1 01/02/2007 Reduction Device for Nitrate Determination
7,159,851 B1 01/09/2007 Apparatus for Deploying and Retrieving Water Sampler
7,162,923 B1 01/16/2007 Adjustable Floating Open-Water Evaporation Pan
7,189,366 B2 03/13/2007 Molecular Tag Reader
7,232,565 B2 06/19/2007 Use of Endophytic Fungi to Treat Plants
7,264,777 B1 09/04/2007 Measurement of Surface Areas by Polyvinylpyrrolidine Sorption
7,294,275 B1 11/13/2007 Method for the Removal of Phosphorus from Wastewater Using Acid Mine Drainage Sludge in a Flow Through Contactor
7,430,929 B1 10/07/2008 Pore-Water Sampler
7,491,322 B1 02/17/2009

Method for the Removal of Phosphorus from Wastewater, Etc.

7,501,046 B1 03/10/2009 Solar Distillation Loop Evaporation Sleeve (c-i-p)
7,530,174 B1 10/07/2008 Wading Rod Level
7,629,181 B2 12/08/2009 Molecular Tag Reader (div.)
7,631,705 B1 12/15/2009 Enhanced Screen Auger Sampling System
7,687,028 B1 03/30/2010 Sequential, Time-Integrated Collector of Precipitation, Ground Water, and Surface Water for Analysis of Isotopes
7,757,757 B1 07/20/2010 In-Well Baffle System
8,051,727 B1 11/08/2011 Pore-Well Profiler
8,030,287 B2 10/04/2011 Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV) - DNA Vaccine [pSVCVnc]
8,105,808 B2 01/31/2012 Anaerobic Microbial Composition and Methods of Using Same
8,431,640 B2 04/30/2013 Composites Comprising Biologically Synthesized Nanomaterials
8,524,224 09/03/2013 Methods of Using Curvularia Strains to Confer Stress Tolerance and/or Growth Enhancement in Plants
13/515,309 09/10/2012 Synthetic Antibacterial Clay Compositions and Methods of Using Same
PCT/US2010/055229 11/03/2010 An Oral Vaccine to Protect Prairie Dogs Against Plague
PCT/US2011/025595 04/14/2011

Primer Sequences for Amplification of Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Genes

13/247,682 09/28/2012 A Spectral Method for Determining the Source of Expanded Vermiculite Insulation in Attics and Wells
8,286,512 B1 10/16/2012 Apparatus to Assist in the Collection of Stormwater-Quality Samples in a Vertical Profile
13/212,540 08/18/2011 Photographic Animal Counter for Movement of Aquatic Animals
8,651,057 02/18/2014 Photographic Animal Counter for Monitoring Movement of Aquatic Animals
14/071,968 11/05/2013 Handheld Underwater Suction Sampler
13/789,401 03/13/2013 Fluid Sampling System
61/776,998 03/12/2013 Enhancing Microbial Natural Gas Production from Coal Using Coal Oxidation and Stimulation with Algal Extracts
61/661,158 06/18/2012 Nozzle Mixing Methods for Ship Ballast Tanks
12/669,711 04/08/2010 Stress Tolerance in Plants via Adaptive Symbiosis
8,463,568 B1 06/11/2013 Measuring Seawater Capacitance
13/443,026 4/10/2012 Apparatus for Uniaxial Confinement of Rock Cores During Petroleum Formation in Laboratory Pyrolysis
13/562,891 07/31/2012 Artificial Recharge System
61/770,060 02/26/2013 Gravity-Fed Subsampler
13/612,108 09/12/2012 Apparatus to Assist in the Collection of Stormwater Quality Samples in a Vertical Profile
61/788,853 03/15/2013 Systems and Methods for Estimation of Probability Densities of Movements of Physical Objects
61/814,704 04/22/2013 Cyclonic Fugitive Dust Sampler
61/824,289 05/16/2013 Chemical Processes for Decreasing Cyanophyte Hepatotoxic Compounds and Maximizing Amino Acid Concentrations in Cyanobacteria Biomass
61/889,778 11/04/2013 Automatic Surface Elevation Table (Autoset)
ROI   A method for Encoding Media Files for Delivery of Ancillary Content

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