National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993: ODVA Inc. (Formerly Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, Inc.)


Federal Register: May 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 87)


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Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and

Production Act of 1993 ODVA, Inc. (Formerly Open Devicenet Vendor

Association, Inc.)

Notice is hereby given that, on March 17, 2010, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Open DeviceNet Vendor

Association, Inc. (``ODVA'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade

Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, Inc. has changed its name to ODVA, Inc. (``ODVA''). In addition, ICES, Seoul, REPUBLIC OF

KOREA; Hesmor GrnbH, Aachen, NRW, GERMANY; Wittenstein

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AG, Igersheim, BadenWurttemberg, GERMANY; Kunbus GmbH Industrial

Communication, Denhendorf, BW, GERMANY; Azbil North America, Inc.

(formerly Yamatake Sensing Control), Phoenix, AZ; LS Cable, Anyang-Si,

Gyeonggi-do, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; VAT Vacuum Valves AG, Haag, St. Gallen,

SWITZERLAND; Caron Engineering, Inc., Wells, ME; Spang Power

Electronics, Pittsburgh, PA; Alstom Transport, LevalloisPerret, FRANCE;

Endress+Hauser, Reinach, SWITZERLAND; Panasonic Corporation/Motor

Company, Daito City, Osaka, JAPAN; Control Concepts Inc., Chanhassen,

MN; Exlar Corporation, Chanhassen, MN; Hermary Opto Electronics Inc.,

Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA; Kaijo Corporation, Hamura City,

Tokyo, JAPAN; and Procon Engineering Limited, Sevenoaks, Kent, England,

UNITED KINGDOM, have been added as parties to this venture.

Also, Semtorq Inc., Aurora, OH; Real Time Objects & Systems, LLC,

Brookfield, WI; Ross Controls, Troy, MI; RuggedCom Inc., Concord,

Ontario, CANADA; Rockwell Automation/Reliance Electric, Greenville, SC;

DAIDEN Co., Ltd., Kurume City, JAPAN; CommScope, Inc., Claremont, NC;

Graco Inc., Minneapolis, MN; DDK Ltd., Tokyo, JAPAN; Souriau, York, PA;

BOC Edwards, Crawley, West Sussex, UNITED KINGDOM; Yaskawa Eshed

Technology Ltd., Rosh Ha'ayin, ISRAEL;, Curnming,

GA; Comau S.p.A. Robotics & Final Assembly Division, Torino, ITALY;

MettlerToledo, Greifensee, SWITZERLAND; Ten X Technology, Inc., Austin,

TX; Cervis Inc., Warrendale, PA; IDEC IZUNI Corporation, Osaka, JAPAN;

National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA; MISCO Refractometer,

Cleveland, OH; Banner Engineering Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; ASI

Advanced Semiconductor Instruments GrnbH, Berlin, GERMANY; AGM

Electronics, Inc., Tuscon, AZ; Symbol Technologies, Inc., Holtsville,

NY; Tyco Electronics, Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND; NT International, an

Entegris Company, Minneapolis, MN; LEONI Special Cables GrnbH,

Friesoythe, GERMANY; HanYang System, Shihung-Shi, REPUBLIC OF KOREA;

INNOBIS, CheonanSi, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; S-Net Automation Co., Ltd.,


Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; TPC Mechatronics, Co., Ltd., Seoul, REPUBLIC

OF KOREA; Robostar Co., Ltd., Ansan City, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Hanyoung

Nux, Incheon, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Kuroda Pneumatics Ltd., Kawasaki,

Kanagawa, JAPAN; S0ftDEL Systems Limited, Mumbai, INDIA; Elettro Stemi

S.R.L., Altavilla Vicentina, ITALY; Welding Technology Corporation

(WTC), Carol Stream, IL; KVC Co. Ltd., Bucheon-Si, REPUBLIC OF KOREA;

Northern Network Solutions, LLC, Cottage Grove, MI; Hitachi Industrial

Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., Tokyo, JAPAN; Seoil Electric Co., Ltd.,

Namyang-Si, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Kun Hung Electric Co., Ltd., Seoul,

REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Dynisco Instruments LLC, Franklin, MA; Electro-

Sensors, Inc., Minnetonka, NN; Contrex Inc., Maple Grove, bIN; Korenix

Technology Co. Ltd., Taipei, TAIWAN; Arlington Laboratory, Burlington,

MA; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Osaka, JAPAN; and Phoenix

Digital Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, have withdrawn as parties to this venture.

The following members have changed their names: Parker Hannif in

Corp. (Veriflo Division) to Parker Hannif in Corporation, Cleveland,

OH; Kistler-Morse Corporation to Kistler-Morse, Spartanburg, SC; Showa

Electric Wire & Cable Co. to SWCC Showa Cable Systems Co., Ltd.,

Aomori-City, JAPAN; ARO Controls S.A.S. to ARO Welding Technologies

S.A.S., Chateau du Loir, FRANCE; Komatsu Electronics Inc. to KELK,

Hiratsuka, JAPAN; Hirschmann to Hirschmann, a Belden brand,

Neckartenzlingen, GERMANY; Lumberg, Inc. to Lumberg, a Belden brand,

Schalksm[uuml]hle, GERMANY; Toshiba International Corporation to

Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo, JAPAN; Sola/Heavy Duty to SolaHD, Rosemont,

IL; Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd. to Kuroda Pneumatics Ltd.,

Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JAPAN; and MTT Company Ltd. to MTT Corporation,

Hyogo, JAPAN.

No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and ODVA intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.

On June 21, 1995, ODVA filed its original notification pursuant to

Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on February 15, 1996 (61 FR 6039).

The last notification was filed with the Department on April 10, 2009. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to

Section 6(b) of the Act on May 21, 2009 (73 FR 23884).

Patricia A. Brink,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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