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1. Non-Stop Scanning Technique for Use on an Infra-red Light Beam x-y Touch-Activated Position Encoder for Computer—Frederick A. Ebeling, Graduate Research Assistant in the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, Urbana-Champaign, James H. Parry, Research Associate in the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, Urbana-Champaign, and Roger L. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Research Assistant Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and in the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, Urbana-Champaign, inventors.
A patent application has been filed on this idea, and University Patents, Inc., reports that the potential market for this invention is great, since it is related to the PLATO invention. Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be transferred to the University of Illinois Foundation for commercial exploitation.
2. One-step Process for Preparation of Biodegradable Asymmetrical Analogues of DDT — Robert L. Metcalf, Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences and Professor of Entomology and Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology and Research Professor in the Institute of Environmental Studies, Urbana-Champaign, and Ashalata S. Hirwe, Research Associate in Entomology, Urbana-Champaign, inventors; developed under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation.
A patent application has been filed on this idea and University Patents, Inc., feels that it has great potential. Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be transferred to the University of Illinois Foundation for commercial exploitation, subject to the rights of the sponsor.
3. (a) Use of Radiodense Fluorocarbon Molecules as X-ray Contrast Material and (b) Emulsion System of Perfluorocarbon Compounds — David M. Long, Jr., inventor. The second invention was developed under the sponsorship of the 3M Company.
On March 20, 1970, the Board of Trustees assigned its rights in the first invention to the University of Illinois Foundation and, on January 19, 1972, it assigned its rights in the second invention to the Foundation, subject to the rights of the 3M Company. The University Patent Committee recommends that Dr. Long, who has worked on these inventions since 1957, be awarded 20 per cent of the net cash income to the Foundation.
4. Persistent, Biodegradable Analogues of DDT Insecticide — Robert L.
Metcalf, Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences and Professor of Entomology and Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology and Research Professor in the Institute of Environmental Studies, Urbana-Champaign, Ashalata S.
Hirwe, Research Associate in Entomology, Urbana-Champaign, and Inder P.
Kapoor, formerly Research Associate in Zoology, Urbana-Champaign, inventors;
developed under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation.
On April 21, 1971, the Board of Trustees transferred the rights of the University in this invention to the University of Illinois Foundation. The Committee feels that the invention was developed in the course of the inventors' normal activities as employees of the University. Accordingly, the Committee recommends 18 per cent of income be distributed to the three inventors (6 per cent each) based on past practice where multiple inventors exist.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were approved.
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SPECIAL NOTE WITH REGARD TO THE FOLLOWING TWO ITEMS
RELATING TO PATENTSPresident Corbally called the Trustees' attention to the next two agenda items which request Trustee approval of deviations from patent provisions in the General Rules relating to "preferential treatment" for grantors of research support funds.
He stated that he was recommending approval in both cases, with the understanding that no precedent of any kind is created by the action which might prejudice the revision of the patent provisions of the General Rules which the University Patent Committee is presently undertaking.
AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE PATENT CLAUSE
IN PROPOSED GRANT(31) Professor John A. Schey of the Materials Engineering Department at Chicago Circle has submitted a proposal for a grant from the American Iron and Steel Institute for $25,000 per year for four years to study hot workability of steel. The American Iron and Steel Institute is a nonprofit organization; however, its members all are for-profit corporations.
While no patents are expected as a result of this study, the memorandum of agreement of the American Iron and Steel Institute has a patents and inventions condition which, in accordance with the University patent policy, requires Board of Trustees approval.
Upon application for any patent, either at the request of American Iron and Steel Institute or otherwise, on any such invention or discovery by the Research Organization, the Research Organization shall grant to American Iron and Steel Institute an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, nontransferable license authorizing the use of such invention or discovery by the other party, subject in either case to the right of American Iron and Steel Institute to grant irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive and nontransferable sublicenses to its Company Members as defined by the Institute's Constitution and By-laws.
The Vice President for Financial Affairs has recommended that the Board accept the grant of the American Iron and Steel Institute subject to its patent clause.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved, with the understanding that no precedent of any kind is created by this action which might prejudice the revision of the patent provisions of the General Rules which the University Patent Committee is presently undertaking.
VOLKSWAGEN FOUNDATION GRANT TO CENTER FOR
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDIES, URBANA(32) The Chancellor at the Urbana-Champaign campus has recommended the acceptance of a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation in the amount of 151.255DM ($66,000) to be utilized by the Center for International Comparative Studies at Urbana to conduct a research study of the policy-making role of the educational systems of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden and the utilization of that role in social and educational issues. The Foundation reserves the right to share in the royalties from any invention, either by receiving therefrom an amount equal to the original award plus reasonable interest, or an appropriate share of the royalty receipts. If grant funds are utilized for lectures, articles, or other publications, approval of the Foundation must be obtained prior to publication. This provision, in accordance with University patent policy, requires Board of Trustees' approval. (Patentable inventions are not likely to result, and it is not contemplated that grant funds will be utilized for publication costs.) In order to facilitate the handling of financial transactions pertaining to the grant, it is further recommended that a bank account be established in the name of the University at the Deutsche Bank in Cologne, West Germany, to facilitate required payments for goods and services.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESOn motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were approved, with the understanding that no precedent of any kind is created by the action which might prejudice the revision of the patent provisions of the General Rules which the University Patent Committee is presently undertaking.
ESTATE OF GEORGE H. MILLER(33) George H. Miller, a former employee of the University of Illinois, died on August 29, 1972, leaving a will which made the University of Illinois the sole beneficiary of his estate.
The proceeds of the estate amount to $111,702.36. Under the terms of the will, the funds are to be used for unrestricted purposes at the Medical Center campus. The will specifies that the fund be designated as "The George H. Miller Memorial Fund."
George Miller began his employment at the Medical Center campus in 1921 in the Department of Anatomy. He retired in 1969 as a pathology technologist, having served the University for forty-eight years. Mr. Miller was known to almost every medical student graduated from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center during his service. He was held in high respect by faculty, staff, and students.
I recommend acceptance of this gift to be used for the enhancement of the educational programs at the Medical Center campus.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, this recommendation was approved.
PUBLICITY SERVICES FOR ASSEMBLY HALL. URBANA(34) The Chancellor at the Urbana-Champajgn campus has recommended that a contract be entered into with David R. Lierman to provide professional and technical services for preparation of promotional material and for professional counseling for programs in the Assembly Hall, during the period from September 1, 1973, through August 31,1974, for a total fee of $16,806.00.
Funds are available in the operating budget of the Assembly Hall.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Mr. Steger, Governor Walker.
PURCHASES (35) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President for Planning and Allocation; also purchases authorized by the President.
The list of purchases was presented in two categories: purchases from appropriated funds (i.e., from State appropriations to the University) and purchases from institutional funds. The latter term designates funds received by the University under contracts with the United States government, contracts with private corporations and other organizations, funds from foundation grants, and grants from corporations and other donors, and University revolving funds authorized by law.
The total amounts of these purchases were:
From Appropriated Funds Recommended $ 51 204 69 From Institutional Funds Authorized $ 60 529 20 Recommended 1 389 321 49 Total 1 449 850 69 Grand Total $1 501 055 38 A complete list of the purchases, with supporting information, including the 1973] 365
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The proposed changes recognize the decreasing distinction among painting, printmaking, sculpture, design, etc., as separate forms of artistic expression.
Revision of Master of Urban Planning Degree Program, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Fine and Applied Arts that the requirements for the Master of Urban Planning Degree be increased from 8 to 13}/2 units and the minimum number of units in Urban and Regional Planning courses required be increased from 6 to 8 units.
As a result of a year-long faculty-student analysis of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning^ master's degree program, it was determined that the 8-unit requirement was confusing and misleading in that, to take the required sequence of courses, most students were actually taking at least 12 units.
In addition, several standard departmental courses until recently carried only i/i unit credit, making it difficult for a student to carry a "normal" 4-unit load without taking five or even six courses.
The new requirement will also place the program in line with the approximately fifty other graduate programs in urban planning in the United States by requiring at least two years for its completion.
Individual Study Program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Fine and Applied Arts for the establishment of a program for Individual Plans of Study.
Under the proposal, a qualified student who has professional goals which are not met by existing curricular offerings of the College may request an individual program of studies selected from courses offered by the University. The program must include basic courses prerequisite for advanced study, University requirements for graduation, general education sequences and requirements of the college and professional course work which will insure the competence expected for the degree.
The program must be submitted through the executive officer of the appropriate department or school for recommendation to the college office. Final consideration will be by a committee composed of the associate and assistant deans of the College.
Establishment of Option in French Civilization, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the introduction of a third option, in French civilization, to be available for French majors. Students will fulfill
core course requirements for the major and then select one of three options:
literature, language and linguistics, or French civilization.
With an introduction into language and literature, the student will study the ties between literature, the arts, and the social sciences and French society. By offering a broad view of these relationships to the student, the new option will enable him to study the historical development of the French language and literature and its impact on society.
Change in Name, Office of Instructional Resources, Chicago Circle1 The Chancellor at Chicago Circle has approved the change of the name of the Office of Instructional Resources to Office of Instructional Resources Development.
The purpose of the change of name is to more accurately reflect the mission of the unit to develop new approaches to instruction, using media and systems of educational technology rather than serving merely as a repository of resources as indicated by the previous name.