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stimulator, coupled to the movement Licensing Contact: Michael A. Dated: July 19, 2007.
sensor, for applying pressure to a Shmilovich, Esq.; 301/435–5019; Jennifer Spaeth,
patient’s larynx prior to swallowing. shmilovm@mail.nih.gov. Director, Office of Federal Advisory
The device can also be used to Collaborative Research Opportunity: Committee Policy.
automatically trigger and retrain For research and development [FR Doc. 07–3668 Filed 7–26–07; 8:45 am]
swallowing to prevent aspiration collaborations with inventors, contact BILLING CODE 4140–01–M
pneumonia post stroke or post Heather Gunas at 301–435–3944 or e-
extubation. mail at gunash@mail.nih.gov.
Method: For the method patent, the
Dated: July 19, 2007. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
instant device has also been claimed in
a patent application asserting rights for Steven M. Ferguson, HUMAN SERVICES
improving voluntary initiation of Director, Division of Technology Development National Institutes of Health
swallowing in neurologically impaired and Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer,
patients. Swallowing recovery alleviates National Institutes of Health.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
the risk of aspiration by augmenting [FR Doc. E7–14501 Filed 7–26–07; 8:45 am] and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed
volitional control using a simultaneous BILLING CODE 4140–01–P Meeting
motor act (e.g., such as pressing a button
to indicate when they are ready to Pursuant to section 10(d) of the
swallow). It is believed that such motor DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
training also initiates sensory HUMAN SERVICES amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice
stimulation, immediately preceding the
motor act, and that such sensory National Institutes of Health is hereby given of the following
stimulation enhances excitation of a meeting.
central pattern generator in the brain National Heart, Lung, and Blood The meeting will be closed to the
stem that augments the volitional Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting public in accordance with the
control of swallowing. This principle is provisions set forth in sections
applicable to other neurological Pursuant to section 10(d) of the 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C.,
impairments; their associated Federal Advisory Committee Act, as as amended. The grant applications and
enhancement of voluntary motor act amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice the discussions could disclose
control by the patient initiating is hereby given of the following confidential trade secrets or commercial
immediately concurrent and related meeting. property such as patentable material,
sensory stimulations. Neurological The meeting will be closed to the and personal information concerning
impairments that are contemplated public in accordance with the individuals associated with the grant
include reflex actions involving provisions set forth in sections applications, the disclosure of which
interactions between afferent and 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., would constitute a clearly unwarranted
efferent paths (at the spinal cord or in as amended. The grant applications and
the brain stem) as well as higher order invasion of personal privacy.
the discussions could disclose
interactions. This invention includes confidential trade secrets or commercial Name of Committee: National Institute on
methods for treating neurologically property such as patentable material, Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Special
impaired humans using devices such as and personal information concerning Emphasis Panel, Review of SBIR/STTIR
those that produce vibratory individuals associated with the grant Applications; RFA AA–07–009/10.
stimulation, pressure stimulation, applications, the disclosure of which Date: August 13, 2007.
auditory stimulation, temperature Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
would constitute a clearly unwarranted
stimulation, visual stimulation, Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
invasion of personal privacy.
olfactory stimulation, taste stimulation, applications.
or a combination of these. Combinations Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, Place: National Institutes of Health, 5635
of two or more stimulation types are and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892,
particularly useful. For example, the Mentored Patient Oriented Research Career (Telephone Conference Call).
Development Award (K23’s). Contact Person: Philippe Marmillot, PhD,
combined use of button press training
Date: August 23, 2007. Scientific Review Administrator, National
with simultaneous vibratory and
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Institutes of Health, National Institute on
pressure stimulation on the neck to
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5635 Fishers
augment feedback to the brain stem applications.
swallowing centers to facilitate Lane, RM 3045, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–
Place: National Institutes of Heart,
voluntary control of swallowing 443–2861, marmillotp@mail.nih.gov.
Rockledge Center 2, 6701 Rockledge Drive,
(thought to be largely an involuntary Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference (Catalogue of Federal domestic Assistance
brain stem function) is particularly Call). Program Nos. 93.271, Alcohol Research
useful for treating dysphagic patients. Contact Person: Mark Roltsch, PhD, Career Development Awards for Scientists
Alternatively automatic cycles of Scientific Review Administrator, Review and Clinicians; 93.272, Alcohol National
stimulation at intervals during the day Branch/DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Research Service Awards for Research
can be used for intensive retraining of Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs;
swallowing post stroke or post- 7192, Bethesda, MD 20892–7924, 301–435– 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants,
extubation to prevent aspiration. 0287, roltschm@nhibi.nih.gov. National Institutes of Health, HHS)
Inventors: Christy Ludlow (NINDS), (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Dated: July 20, 2007.
Christopher Poletto (NINDS), Ianessa Program Nos. 92.233, National Center for
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Anna Snouffer,
Humbert (NINDS), Newlin Morgan Sleep Disorders Research; 93.837, Heart and
(NIMH). Vascular Diseases Research; 93.838, Lung Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory
Patent Status: PCT Application No. Diseases Research; 93.839, Blood Diseases Committee Policy.
PCT/US2006/025535 (HHS Reference and Resources Research, National Institutes [FR Doc. 07–3667 Filed 7–26–07; 8:45 am]
No. E–251–2005/1–PCT–02). of Health, HHS) BILLING CODE 4140–01–M

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