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H u g h e s, M r. Livingston, M r. Neal, M r s. Rader, M r. S w a i n ; no, none;
absent, Dr. Bakalis, M r. Steger, Governor W a l k e r.
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY PATENT COMMITTEE(10) The University Patent Committee submits the following recommendations relating to patentable inventions by members of the staff.
I concur in these recommendations.
The Committee on Patents of the Board of Trustees has examined the disclosure documents and other background materials related to these inventions and recommends approval.
1. Soybean Beverage Base — A. I. Nelson, Professor of Food Processing in Food Science, Urbana, M. P.,Steinberg, Professor of Food Engineering in Food Science, Urbana, and L. S. Wei, Associate Professor of Food Science, Urbana, inventors.
On January 24, 1972, the Board of Trustees transferred the rights of the University in this invention to the University of Illinois Foundation. On June 20, 1973, the Board of Trustees approved a nonexclusive royalty-free license to G. B. Pant University to make, use, and sell the product in India. The Committee recommends 18 per cent of the Foundation's share of the net income from the invention be distributed to the three inventors (6 per cent each) based on past practice where multiple inventors exist.
2. Three inventions: Grinder for Blanched Soybeans and Other Products, Hot Water Blancher for Soybeans and Other Products, and Dehuller for Raw Soybeans and Other Products — A. I. Nelson, Professor of Food Processing in Food Science, Urbana, B. P. N. Singh, Professor of Food and Agricultural Engineering, G. B. Pant University, and Surjan Singh, Professor and Acting Head, Department of Food Science & Technology, G. B. Pant University, inventors;
developed under the sponsorship of G. B. Pant University, India.
University Patents, Inc., recommends that patent applications be filed on these inventions. Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in these inventions be transferred to the University of Illinois Foundation, subject to the rights of G. B. Pant University, India.
3. Homophonic Cipher Device for Securing Sensitive Data in Computers — Fred A. Stahl, formerly Graduate Research Assistant in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, Urbana, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the Joint Services Electronics Program.
University Patents, Inc., recommends that the rights be released to the inventor because the possible patent protection would not support licensing of the invention. Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the inventor, subject to the rights of the sponsor.
4. Syringe Injection Guide — Kenneth W. Boyer, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Electron Microscope Facility and Fellow, School of Life Sciences, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
University Patents, Inc., reports that patentability is limited on this invention.
Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the University not request rights to this invention from the sponsors.
On motion of M r. Swain, these recommendations were approved.
TRANSFER OF T H E DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH LAUNDRY
B U I L D I N G TO THE UNIVERSITY O F ILLINOIS,
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS(11) The Medical Center campus currently operates a laundry facility at 925 South Damen Avenue which has been in operation since 1960. With the increasing 1973] 431
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISrequirements for laundry services, the facility has become inadequate. The Illinois Department of Mental Health has a laundry building constructed in 1962 immediately south of the Medical Center Steam Plant on Roosevelt Road at Hermitage Avenue. This facility is no longer used and the Department has indicated a willingness to transfer it to the University at no cost. The Department, however, requests that a garage facility, a part of the laundry building, be leased back to it with an easement for driveway access.
The estimated cost for moving, rehabilitating, and placing the Mental Health laundry building into operation to replace the present University laundry operation is $25,000. Funds are available in the laundry operations account to cover these costs.
The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus has recommended that the University accept the transfer of the Department of Mental Health laundry building at no cost to the University, subject to the approval of the Medical Center Commission, and that the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Board be authorized to enter into the necessary agreements to effectuate the transfer, and that they be authorized to modify current agreements for steam and other utilities as necessary due to the aforementioned transfer. The Vice President for Planning and Allocation concurs.
I recommend approval.
On motion of M r. H o w a r d, this recommendation was approved and authority was given as recommended by the following vote: Aye, M r.
Forsyth, M r. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r. H u g h e s, Mr. Livingston, Mr.
Neal, M r s. Rader, M r. S w a i n ; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Steger, Governor W a l k e r.
CONTRACTS FOR CLINIC ADMISSIONS REMODELING IN T H E
GENERAL HOSPITAL AND HOSPITAL ADDITION.
MEDICAL CENTER(12) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends award of the following contracts for remodeling the clinic admissions area on the first floor of the General Hospital and Hospital Addition at the Medical Center campus, the award in each case being to the low
bidder on its base bid:
General Work — Tal Rauhoff, Inc., Chicago. $18 496 Plumbing — Fenco Piping Company, Inc., Chicago. 930 Ventilation — Moto Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Corporation, Chicago 3 285 Electrical — C & H Electric Co., Chicago 4 943 Total $27 654 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 $27,654 and that an agreement be entered into with Tal Rauhoff, Inc., 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 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. Livingston, these contracts were 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.
AGREEMENTS FOR UTILITY SERVICES TO T H E ROCKFORD
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE(13) The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus recommends authorization of an agreement with the Commonwealth Edison Company for electrical service, and of an agreement with the Northern Illinois Gas Company for natural gas service, to the Rockford School of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois.
432 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [December 19 The electrical service will be provided under Rate 91 Governmental and School Service. Electricity is supplied to this site at two points, and the proposed electrical service contract anticipates a combined billing for these two points. The combined billing will reduce the cost of electricity to this facility, which is estimated not to exceed $15,000 for FY 1974.
The gas service is provided under Rate 45, which is the most favorable for the quantity of service used. Natural gas is used for heating and incidental institutional uses. The cost of gas for FY 1974 is estimated not to exceed $12,000.
Funds for FY 1974 are available in the operating budget of the Rockford School of Medicine. Funds required after that date will be requested in the operating budget of the Rockford School of Medicine on an annual basis.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these agreements were authorized as recommended 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.
PROCEDURES FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVAL IN T H E
DEVELOPMENT A N D CONSTRUCTION O F CAPITAL
FACILITIES F U N D E D BY CAPITAL
DEVELOPMENT BONDS(14) Mr. Howard stated that, in his opinion, the proposed recommendation did not adequately describe the Board of Trustees position on these matters and recommended that the subject be referred to committee for further study.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, the matter was referred to the General Policy Committee for further study 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.
UNIVERSITY RELATIONSHIPS W I T H MUNICIPALITIES C O N C E R N I N G
LOCAL REGULATORY ORDINANCES(15) University operations are conducted within various municipalities (and other units of local government) throughout the State. The General Assembly has conferred upon municipalities certain "police powers" which form the basis of municipal ordinances related to such matters as zoning, building codes, permits, licensing, and inspections of property to determine the existence of hazards to health and safety, etc., and from time to time municipalities assert regulatory powers over University activities. However, the general rule of law is that the University, as an instrumentality of the State performing the function of State Government, is not subject to local ordinances and regulations. It is essential that the University maintain its position that its programs and operations are free from local control and regulation. Otherwise, through the use of zoning, permits, licensing, and other ordinances, a municipality could effectively control and limit expansions and modification of the University's program and function.
The building departments of some municipalities, notably the City of Chicago, do perform review and inspection functions at a high level of competence which the University finds to be beneficial. Recognizing that access to these municipal services which are desired by the University is not available through the normal permit and licensing channels, it is proposed to meet with several of the municipalities in which the University is conducting its activities for the purpose of negotiating agreements under which the municipality would provide and the University would pay for certain designated review and inspection services. It is contemplated that the payment involved will be roughly equivalent to the municipality's usual permit or licensing fee.
I recommend approval of this proposal.
O n motion of M r. Livingston, this proposal was approved.
APPROPRIATIONS BY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION(16) The Board of Directors of the Athletic Association has approved the followUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 433
REGULAR MEETING RECESSED FOR MEETING OF BUILDINGS
AND GROUNDS COMMITTEEMr. H u g h e s announced that the regular meeting would be recessed for a meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.
W h e n the Board reconvened, the same members of the Board, officers of the Board, and officers of the University as recorded at the beginning of these minutes were present.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E BOARD
FUTURE MEETINGSPresident H u g h e s called attention to the schedule of meetings for the next three m o n t h s : J a n u a r y 16, 1974, Chicago Circle; 1 F e b r u a r y 20, 1974, Medical Center; 2 March 20, 1974 ( A n n u a l M e e t i n g ), U r b a n a Champaign.
H e also announced that an executive session had been requested and would be convened to consider recommendations relating to pending litigation and acquisition of property.
SECRETARY'S REPORTT h e Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the P r e s i d e n t ; resignations; leaves of absence; a n d retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
L I T I G A T I O N I N I T I A T E D BY A I R P O R T E M P L O Y E E S(22) The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the University Civil Service Merit Board have been named as defendants in a Complaint for Administrative Review filed by two employees of the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in the Circuit Court of Champaign County, Illinois (Case No. 73 L 912).
The Complaint seeks judicial review and reversal of an October 19, 1973, decision of the University Civil Service Merit Board affirming a Director's Review Decision of May 23, 1973, upholding personnel actions taken by the University with respect to filling positions assigned to the class of Master Airport Mechanic and with respect to wages paid to certain employees at the airport.
The University Counsel has indicated that, in his opinion, the relief sought should be denied and recommends that he be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to represent the University and to protect the University's interest in the proceeding.
O n motion of M r. Swain, authority was given as recommended by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Air. H a h n, Mr. H o w a r d, Mr.
H u g h e s, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Neal, M r s. Rader, M r. S w a i n ; no, n o n e ;
absent, Dr. Bakalis, M r. Steger, Governor W a l k e r.