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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 Benjamin Henry at:  Phone (703) 648-4344; fax (703) 648-4688; email:, or regular mail,12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 153, Reston, VA 20192.

Patent Number Filing/Issue Date Patent Title Status
5,804,743 09/08/1998 Downhole Passive Water Sampler and Method of Sampling Non-Exclusively Licensed
6,131,451 10/17/2000 Well Flowmeter and Down-Hole Sampler Exclusively Licensed
6,164,127 12/26/2000 Well Flowmeter and Down-Hole Sampler Exclusively Licensed
6,216,549 B1 04/17/2001 Collapsible Bag Sediment/Water Quality Flow-Weighted Sampler Non-Exclusively Licensed
6,236,211 05/22/2001 Induced Polarization Method Using Towed Cable Carrying Transmitters and Receivers, etc.  
6,236,212 05/22/2001 Induced Polarization Method Using Towed Cable Carrying Transmitters and Receivers, etc.  
6,478,961 B2 11/12/2002 Device for Sequestration and Concentration of Polar Organic Chemicals from Water Non-Exclusively Licensed
6,618,680 B2 09/09/2003 Signal Processor Apparatus for Rotating Water Current Meter Non-Exclusively Licensed
6,680,795 B2 01/20/2004 Underwater Microscope System  
6,863,815 03/08/2005 Small-scale hydrogen oxidizing denitrifying bioractor  
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  
6,896,813 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  
7,017,425 B1 07/12/2005 Bucket Wheel Assembly for Fluid Flowmeters Non-Exclusively Licensed
7,157,059 B1 01/02/2007 Reduction Device for Nitrate Determination Exclusively Licensed
7,159,851 B1 01/09/2007 Apparatus for Deploying and Retrieving Water Sampler Non-Exclusively Licensed
7,232,565 B2 06/19/2007 Use of Endophytic Fungi to Treat Plants Exclusively Licensed
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  
7,906,313 03/15/2011 Curvularia Strains and their use to Confer Stress Tolerance and/or growth Enhancement in Plants  
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 Exclusively Licensed
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 Exclusively Licensed
8,751,169 06/10/2014 A Spectral Method for Determining the Source of Expanded Vermiculite Insulation in Attics and Wells  
8,935,965 01/20/2015 Apparatus to Assist in the Collection of Stormwater-Quality Samples in a Vertical Profile  
8,286,512 B1 10/16/2012 Apparatus to Assist in the Collection of Stormwater-Quality Samples in a Vertical Profile  
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  
14/402,131 11/19/2014 Nozzle Mixing Methods for Ship Ballast Tanks  
12/669,711 04/08/2010 Stress Tolerance in Plants via Adaptive Symbiosis Exclusively Licensed
8,463,568 B1 06/11/2013 Measuring Seawater Capacitance  
9,011,689 04/21/2015 Artificial Recharge System  
14/279,604 05/16/2014 Chemical Processes for Decreasing Cyanophyte Hepatotoxic Compounds and Maximizing Amino Acid Concentrations in Cyanobacteria Biomass  
14/488,097 09/16/2014 Safe, Directional, Drought-resistant Dug Well (SDDW)  
14/514,004 10/14/2014 Automatic Surface Elevation Table (Autoset)  
62/100,365 01/06/2015 Device for Monitoring Subsurface Temperatures (Distributed Temperature Sensor- TROD) Exclusively Licensed
61/091,257 12/12/2014 Reducing Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines with Dim Supplemental Lighting  
ROI Application Pending A method for Encoding Media Files for Delivery of Ancillary Content  
ROI Application Pending AutoDRI (Automated Double Ring Infiltrometer)  
62/118,159 2/19/15 Laser Relative Surface Elevation Table (LRSET)  
62/147,948 4/15/15 Portable Hydrophone-base Underwater Sound Recorder  

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