U.S. Forest Service (FS) - Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)

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201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
United States

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703-605-5280

Description

Listed below is a list of patent applications filed or patent technologies invented by USDA Forest Service employees.  All listed technologies are available for licensing or further development under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).  The USDA Forest Service also has an extension Fungal Collective located in Madison, Wisconsin that contains material available for research and/or commercialization.  The technologies below also provide a listing of the USDA Forest Service, Research & Development research capabilities and facilities available for research partnerships.

Mission

The mission of USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Partnerships:

Partnerships are a critical component of the USDA Forest Services ability to meet its mission.  Please visit https://www.fs.fed.us/

 
Facilities:

1.    The Centennial Research Facility (CRF), the newest addition to the FPL campus, provides 90,000 square foot of combined research facility that consolidates research activities, allowing for maximum collaboration between scientists and with outside partners. The facility opened June 6, 2010 for the FPL's 100th Anniversary. The CRF houses state-of-the art equipment and laboratories in four major areas of research:

•    Wood Preservation
•    Durability
•    Engineering Mechanics
•    Composite Sciences

2.    The Analytical Chemistry and Microscopy Laboratory (ACML) provides high-quality analytical support and technical consultation to researchers with the use of specialized equipment and capabilities.

3.    The Fire Test Lab is key to developing safe, durable building products; it is equipped to perform standardized tests for flame retardancy and fire resistance.

4.    The Pulp and Paper Pilot Plant contains a state-of-the-art recycling plant with processes and equipment similar to those found in mills today. The 45,000 square foot facility has the capacity to recycle five dry metric tons of paper per day. The paper recycling pilot plant includes high-consistency pulping, pressure screening, centri-cleaning, flotation, washing/dewatering, and clarification by dissolved air flotation. The plant is configured in a closed-loop operation. Clarified process water can be recycled upstream for use in the pulping of additional batches and also as dilution water for the cleaning and screening stages. Typical yield is 70 percent.
 

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CAPILLARY PHOTOELECTRODE STRUCTURES FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCATALYTIC CELLS
Co-fermentation of Glucose, Xylose and/or Cellobiose by Yeast
Composites Containing Cellulosic Pulp Fibers and Methods of Making and Using the Same
Cut-fold Shape Technology for Engineered Molded Fiber Boards
Device and Method for Measuring the Rheological Properties of a Yield Stress Fluid
Disruption of the Cytochrome C Gene in Xylose-fermenting Yeast
Localized Notch Reinforcement for Wooden Beams
Metal Compounds to Eliminate Nonproductive Enzyme Adsorption and Enhance Enzymatic Saccharification of Lignocellulose
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING WATERBED ENVIRONMENT USING TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
Method and Apparatus for On-line Monitoring of Log Sawing

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Fire Test Lab
Nanocellulose Pilot Plant
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U.S. Forest Service (FS) - Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)
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Publication DateAug 18, 2020

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
AGENCY: USDA Forest Service
ACTION: Notice of intent.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,

intends to grant to EKCO Associates, LLC, 34650 Bear Paw Trail, Post Office Box 1, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application No. 16/681,147, “PAPERMAKING SYSTEM AND METHOD”, filed on November 12, 2019.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 15.
ADDRESS: Send comments to: Thomas Moreland, Technology Transfer Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, 443-677-6858, Thomas.moreland@usda.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Moreland, Technology Transfer Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, 443-677-6858, Thomas.moreland@usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s patent rights in this

invention are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of

Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license this invention as EKCO Associates, LLC of Bayfield, Wisconsin has submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license may be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published Notice, the USDA Forest Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

BRIAN T. NAKANISHI
Acting Assistant Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

Dates:
August 18, 2020 through September 15, 2020.
Address:
USDA Forest service
For further information contact:

Thomas Moreland TTC
Thomas.moreland@USDA.gov
(443)677-6858

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