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University Patents, Inc., has studied this invention and determined that there would be little commercial interest. Accordingly, the Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the inventors.
3. Universally Mounted Tensile Testing Grips — Walter B. Thomas III, Graduate Student in Ceramic Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
These universally mounted tensile testing grips allow the testing of fine fibrous and filament specimens without introducing bending moments in the specimens which cause errors in the measurement of the load during testing. The device described herein eliminates any bending moments by placing the "universal joint" at the point where the load is applied to the specimen. It is important that the yokes and grips be pivoted about their centers of gravity to eliminate the bending moments which would be present if these parts were unbalanced.
University Patents, Inc., reports that potential commercial value of this invention is lacking. Accordingly, the Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the inventor, subject to the rights of the sponsor.
4. Photodichroic Readout Device Using Circularly Polarized Light — James Vinton Burt, Research Assistant in Physics, Urbana-Champaign, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the United States Navy.
The device is designed to read out information stored in a photodichroic optical memory. A photodichroid memory consists of memory elements which either transmit horizontally polarized light and absorb vertically polarized light or transmit vertically polarized light and absorb horizontally polarized light. The direction of maximum transmission can be rotated 90° by using plane polarized light of selected polarization; hence, the photodichroic can be used as a binary indicator in an optical mass memory suitable for computer applications.
University Patents, Inc., studied this invention and commented that no patent application be filed because of lack of novelty. The inventor has indicated that he does not want the rights; and accordingly, the Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the sponsor, the United States Navy.
5. Nuclear Radiation Enhanced High-pressure C0 2 Laser — George H. Miley, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and of Electrical Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, and T. Ganley, formerly at Urbana-Champaign, inventors; developed under the sponsorship of the United States Atomic Energy Commission.
A conventional transverse-discharge, high-pressure, pulsed CO« laser design was employed. The novel aspectis that the anode was coated with a thin boron layer.
When the laser is placed in a neutron flux from the Illinois^ TRIGA reactor, neutron interactions in the boron liberate Alpha particles which produce addiUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS tional ionization and excitation in the COJ (beyond that from the electrical discharge). Under these conditions a significant increase in the laser output is observed. Also, operation at lower voltages is possible. The concept can be extended to other radiation sources including radioisotopes, accelerators, and X-rays or X-ray machines.
University Patents, Inc., reports that this invention has little commercial possibility. Furthermore, the Atomic Energy Commission has indicated an interest in filing a patent application. Accordingly, the Committee recommends that no request for a waiver of patent rights to this invention be sent to the sponsor.
On motion of Mr. Howard, these recommendations were approved.
EMPLOYMENT O F ENGINEERS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1 9 7 3 AIRPORT
DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAM FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF
ILLINOIS-WILLARD AIRPORT(22) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends, subject to the availability of funds, employment of the firm of Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc., Consulting Engineers (Springfield, Illinois), for professional services for the planning, design, project supervision, material testing, administrative reporting, and engineering services required for the Airport Development Aid Program, Fiscal Year 1973, for the University of Illinois-Willard Airport.
The project consists of: (1) acquiring land for airport development, (2) extending, lighting, and marking Runway 31-13 to the southeast (1600* x ISO') with parallel taxiway, (3) overlaying for strength Runway 31-13 (bSOO7 x ISO'), (4) overlaying for strength taxiways serving Runway 31-13.
The total preliminary estimate of project costs is $5,049,580, with 50 per cent furnished by the Federal Aviation Administration and 50 per cent by the State of Illinois Department of Aeronautics —1971 Bond Issue.
The fees of the engineering firm will be based on the final actual construction costs, determined as set forth in Schedule B in Manual III of the "Manual of Practice for Professional Engineers in Private Practice," Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. Engineering fees are a part of the total project cost.
The Architectural and Engineering Service Advisory Committee supports this recommendation.
It is contemplated that funds will become available from grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the State of Illinois Department of Aeronautics under the Airport Development Aid Program.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, Mr. H o w a r d, M r. Hughes, M r. Neal, M r. Pogue, M r. Steger, Mr. S w a i n ; no, n o n e ; absent, D r. Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie. Mr. H a h n asked to be recorded as not voting.
CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES, LIBRARY
OF T H E HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICAL CENTER(23) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends award of a contract to Holabird & Root, Chicago, for professional design services in connectionwith the interior furnishing and equipping of the new Library of the Health Sciences at the Medical Center campus.
The fee will be based on timecard charges at the firm's usual and customary hourly rates, plus 150 per cent to cover overhead and profit. The total expenditure is not to exceed $25,000.
Funds are temporarily available in the Stores and Services Account of the Medical Center campus until permanent financing is available.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this contract was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr.
Pogue, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie. Mr. Hahn asked to be recorded as not voting.
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CONTRACTS FOR REMODELING IN GENERAL HOSPITAL
BUILDING. MEDICAL CENTER(24) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends award of the following contracts for the final phase of remodeling for an Organ Transplant Center for the Department of Surgery on the fourth and fifth floors of the General Hospital Building at the
Medical Center campus, the award in each case being to the low base bidder:
General — B. W. Handler Construction Co., Chicago $105 434 Plumbing — Ewing Plumbing, Inc., Chicago 18 030 Heating and Air Conditioning—• Bellis-Hanley, Inc., Chicago 43 700 Ventilating — Eiselt Ventilating Co., Inc., Chicago 8 432 Electrical — G & M Electrical Contractors Co., Chicago 27 799 Total $203 395 It is further recommended that all contracts other than the contract for general work be assigned to the contractor for general work, making the total of this contract $203,395 and that an agreement be entered into with the B. W.
Handler Construction Co. for the assignment of the other contracts. The fee for this assignment is included in the base bid for the general work. _ Funds for this work are available in State capital appropriations to the University and in the University Hospital Income Account.
A schedule of the bids received has been filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these contracts were awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie.
EASEMENTS TO ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY. CHAMPAIGN(25) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends the adoption of the following resolutions authorizing the granting of easements at the Urbana campus to the Illinois Power
Company for the following described facilities:
A power transmission and distribution line adjacent to the east right-ofway line of the Illinois Central Railroad from St. Mary's Road to an area north of Abbott Power Plant, including the right to extend downguys from a single pole to adjacent University-owned land.
Two tracts of.046 acres and.062 acres for electric transmission and distribution substations adjacent to the east right-of-way line of the Illinois Central Railroad.
Resolution Authorizing Electric Transmission Line Easement to Illinois Power Company Adjacent to the East Right of Way Line of the Illinois Central Railroad from St. Mary's Road to an Area North of Abbott Power Plant Be It, and It Hereby Is Resolved by T H E BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, a public Corporation of the State of Illinois, that the Comptroller and the Secretary of this public Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized to execute, acknowledge, and deliver in the name and on behalf of this Corporation such instruments of conveyance, contract or other document or documents as to them may seem necessary or desirable in order to grant to ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY, an Illinois Corporation, hereinafter referred to as "Grantee," its successors and assigns, the right and easement to erect, reconstruct, operate, patrol, maintain, renew and remove electric transmission and distribution lines, and other equipment appurtenant thereto, for the transmission and distribution of electric energy through, over and across certain lands hereinafter described and the right of ingress to and egress therefrom; the rights and easement granted to be limited to the extent that this public Corporation has the present right and capacity to grant the same. Grantee shall have the right to cut, fell and remove trees, shrubbery and bushes as may be 1972] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 75 required to provide necessary clearance. Grantee shall agree t o repair any damage caused t o property of this Corporation by t h e erection, reconstruction, operation, patroling, maintenance, renewing and removing of said electric transmission and distribution lines, and to indemnify this Corporation and its representatives from liability in connection with Grantee's activities. T h e right-of-way easement shall remain in full force and effect from the date granted and for _ so long thereafter as said electric transmission and distribution lines are continued in service and have not been abandoned and discontinued. Upon termination of the easement Grantee shall peaceably surrender possession of said premises to this Corporation and full and complete title then shall remain in this Corporation free and clear of said easement and without necessity of re-entry or demand.
T h e right-of-way easement shall be over the following-described property:
A strip of land being a part of the N o r t h Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, and the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, and also Lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and the South 25.5 feet of Lot 2 in Block 33, and including the vacated part of Armory Avenue South of said Lot 6 and the vacated part of the alley West of said Lots, in James R. Scotts Heirs' Subdivision of Blocks 16, 24, 25, 26, 27 and P a r t of 17 of Clark, Gardiner and Sherfy's Addition to Champaign, Illinois, and also part of Lot 1 of a Subdivision of the South Half of Section 13, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the T h i r d Principal Meridian;
T h e said strip of land being all that part of the above-described lands which lies East of the East Right of W a y line of the Illinois Central Railroad and West of a line described as beginning at a point on the South line of the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 24, said point being 31 feet East of the East Right of W a y Line of the Illinois Central Railroad as measured at right angles thereunto, thence Northeasterly in a straight line to a point of exit in the North line of the South
25.5 feet of said Lot 2, said point being 31 feet East of the East Right of Way Line of the Illinois Central Railroad, as measured at right angles thereunto;
Together with the further grant of the right and easement to extend downguys Easterly from a pole located on the above described land at a point approximately 70 feet North of the South line of the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 24, to anchors at distances not to exceed 82 feet from the base of said pole; subject to existing buildings and the rights of the public in and to public streets located on the above described land.
On motion of Mr. Howard, the foregoing resolution was adopted by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Harm, Mr. Howard, Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie.