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Patents and patent applications owned by NASA are announced in STAR under appropriate
subject categories and are referenced in the STAR indexes. In the Report/Accession
Number Index, patents are indexed by the NASA Case Number (which appears in lieu of
the report number in other indexes), the U.S. Patent Number, the U.S. Patent Application
Serial Number, and the U.S. Patent Class. Patent applications for which patents have not
yet been issued are indexed by the NASA Case Number and the U.S. Patent Application
Serial Number.
NASA patent application specifications are sold in paper copy by the National Technical
Information Service at price code A02. Microfiche are sold at price code A01. The US-Patent-
Appl-SN- number should be used in ordering either paper copy or microfiche from NTIS.
Printed copies of patents (which are not microfiched) are available for purchase at $1.50
per copy from:

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Washington, D.C. 20231 When ordering patents, the U.S. Patent Number should be used, and payment must be remitted in advance, preferably by money order or check payable to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. Prepaid purchase coupons for ordering are also available from the Patent and Trademark Office. The patents and patent applications announced in STAR are owned by NASA and are available for royalty-free licensing. Requests for licensing terms and further information should be addressed to:

Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property/Code GP
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, D.C. 20546

ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION FOR NASA INFORMATION PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES

A variety of services is available to organizations of the following types that have registered with NASA to receive specific services or products:

1. NASA offices, research centers, contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and

consultants;
2. Other U.S. Government agencies and their contractors;
3. Libraries in the United States that have arrangements with NASA to maintain

collections of NASA documents for public reference;
4. Other organizations in the United States having a need for NASA documents

in work related to aeronautics and space research;
5. Organizations abroad that have established reciprocal document exchange

arrangements with NASA. Only the central service points or central points of document acquisition and control within qualified organizations are eligible to register for NASA products and services. Domestic organizations that may be eligible to receive various classes of NASA publications and services should address their requests for registration or for further information to:

NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility
ATTN: Registration Services
Post Office Box 8757
BWI Airport, Maryland 21240

Organizations abroad should direct requests to Manager, International STI Activities, NTT, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 20546.

Microfiche of the abstract sections of this issue and other issues of STAR are available
on annual subscription from NTIS as PB89-911300, Attn: Subscriptions, 5285 Port Royal
Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. Annual subscription rates are $70.00 North America;
$140.00 foreign. Abstract sections for previous years retroactive to 1964 are available at
the current rates. Microfiche for individual STAR issue abstract sections are not available.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF NASA DOCUMENTS

DOMESTIC: NASA and NASA-sponsored documents and a large number of aerospace
publications are available to the public for reference purposes at the library maintained
by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Technical Information Service,
555 West 57th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10019

EUROPEAN: An extensive collection of NASA and NASA-sponsored publications is main-
tained by the British Library Lending Division, Boston Spa, Wetherby, Yorkshire, England
for public access. The British Library Lending Division also has available many of the
non-NASA publications cited in STAR. European requesters may purchase facsimile copy
or microfiche of NASA and NASA-sponsored documents, those identified by both the
symbols # and * from ESA - Information Retrieval Service European Space Agency, 8-10
rue Mario-Nikis, 75738 Paris CEDEX 15, France.

FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARY PROGRAM

In order to provide the general public with greater access to U.S. Government publications,
Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program under the Government
Printing Office (GPO), with 50 regional depositories responsible for permanent retention
of material, inter-library loan, and reference services. At least one copy of nearly every
NASA and NASA-sponsored publication, either in printed or microfiche format, is received
and retained by the 50 regional depositories. A list of the regional GPO libraries, arranged
alphabetically by state, appears on the inside back cover. These libraries are not sales
outlets. A local library can contact a Regional Depository to help locate specific reports,
or direct contact may be made by an individual.

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