December 4, 1944
To: Lloyd Spencer
From: Linus Pauling
Subject: OEMar-584 Patent Report
I agree with the statements in your communication of November 22, 1944 about the patent
report for OEMsr-584.
It is my understanding that Dr. Arnold O. Beckman had an OSRD contract himself, under
which developmental work on the oxygen meter was done. He did not work on a subcontract
under OEMsr-58, and accordingly it is not necessary for us to make a patent report
about inventions made by Dr. Beckman.
I judge that the patent report for OEMsr-584 would report no new invention except
possibly that of the Flow Regulator on Page 42. Will you please discuss this with
Mr. David Shoemaker, and decide whether or not this constitutes an invention, and
should be reported.
cc to David Shoemaker