Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License to Skyline Nav AI, Inc.; Cambridge, MA

Name of License: 
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License to Skyline Nav AI, Inc.; Cambridge, MA
By the: 
Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Summary 

The Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Skyline Nav AI, Inc.; a company having its principle place of business at 62 Putnam Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, an exclusive license.

Tech Name: 
Localization Using Skyline Data
Action: 
Intent
Dates: 
Written objections must be filed not later than 15 days following publication of this announcement.
Address: 
Send written objections to U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, Strategic Partnerships Office, FCDD-RLD-FS /Annmarie Martin, Building 321 Room 126, 6375 Johnson Rd., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5425 or e-mail to ORTA@arl.army.mil.
For further information contact 

Annmarie Martin, (410) 278-9106, E-Mail: ORTA@arl.army.mil

Supplementary information 

The Department of the Army plans to grant an exclusive license to Skyline Nav AI, Inc. which will include the fields of use related to;

- Vehicles (manned and unmanned; ground, air and sea)
- Pedestrian orientation or handheld devices
- Surveying applications and position verification/correction
- Image/video localization

relative to the following;
- ‘‘Localization Using Skyline Data”, ARL 19-35, US Patent Application No. 16/916,025, Filing Date: 06/29/2020 Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer code on computer-readable media are provided that are directed to generating area skyline data using a digital elevation or surface models (DEMs or DESs) and shadow casting techniques. Some embodiments use an area of maximum shadow line overlap, for shadow line images based on target location skyline azimuth and elevation angle data, as the best approximation for the position of the target location in an area. Some embodiments select the location showing the best fit to the target skyline azimuth and elevation angle data as the best approximation for the target location.

The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i),. Competing applications completed and received by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.