Subpart A General Provisions
Subpart B National Processing Provisions
Subpart C International Processing Provisions
Subpart D Ex Parte Reexamination of Patents
Subpart E Supplemental Examination of Patents
Subpart F Adjustment and Extension of Patent Term
Subpart G Biotechnology Invention Disclosures
Subpart H Inter Partes Reexamination of Patents That Issued From an Original Application Filed in the United States On or After November 29, 1999
Subpart I International Design Application

Terms Used In CFR > Title 37 > Chapter I > Subchapter A > Part 1

  • Administrative Instructions: as used in this subpart means the Administrative Instructions referred to in Rule 34. See 37 CFR 1.1001
  • Administrative law judge: means an administrative law judge appointed pursuant to the provisions of 5 U. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Administrator: The Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Service or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Agency attorney: means the Deputy Chief Counsel for Operations, the Assistant Chief Counsel, Enforcement, the Assistant Chief Counsel, Europe, Africa, and Middle East Area Office, each Regional Counsel, the Aeronautical Center Counsel, or the Technical Center Counsel, or an attorney on the staff of the Assistant Chief Counsel, Enforcement, the Assistant Chief Counsel, Europe, Africa, and Middle East Area Office, each Regional Counsel, the Aeronautical Center Counsel, or the Technical Center Counsel who prosecutes a civil penalty action. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Animal: All animals except birds, but including poultry. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Animal Import Center: Quarantine facilities operated by APHIS in Newburgh, New York, and Miami, Florida. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • APHIS representative: An individual, including, but not limited to, an animal health technician or veterinarian, authorized by the Administrator to perform the services for which the user fees in this part are charged. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Applicant: Any person who requests service under this part. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Article: as used in this subpart means an article of the Hague Agreement. See 37 CFR 1.1001
  • Attorney: means a person licensed by a state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States to practice law or appear before the courts of that state or territory. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Bird: Any member of the class aves, other than poultry. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Bleeders: Small orifices on a retort through which steam, other gasses, and condensate are emitted from the retort throughout the entire thermal process. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Canned product: A meat or poultry food product with a water activity above 0. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Closure technician: The individual(s) identified by the establishment as being trained to perform specific container integrity examinations as required by this part and designated by the establishment to perform such examinations. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Code lot: All production of a particular product in a specific size container marked with a specific container code. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Come-up time: The elapsed time, including venting time (if applicable), between the introduction of the heating medium into a closed retort and the start of process timing. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Complaint: means a document issued by an agency attorney alleging a violation of a provision of the Federal aviation statute listed in the first sentence of 49 U. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Critical factor: Any characteristic, condition or aspect of a product, container, or procedure that affects the adequacy of the process schedule. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Entry: The point at which imported product offered for entry receives reinspection and is marked with the official mark of inspection in accordance with §557. See 37 CFR 2.171
  • Equine: Any horse, ass, mule, or zebra. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Export health certificate: An official document that, as required by the importing country, is endorsed by an APHIS representative and states that animals, animal products, organisms, vectors, or birds to be exported from the United States were found to be healthy and free from evidence of communicable diseases and pests. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • FAA decisionmaker: means the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, acting in the capacity of the decisionmaker on appeal, or any person to whom the Administrator has delegated the Administrator's decisionmaking authority in a civil penalty action. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Federally inspected and passed: Inspected and passed under the Meat Inspection Act, as amended (21 U. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Food article: Any article of human food derived wholly or in part from meat, meat byproducts, or meat food products, which is not subject to the Federal meat inspection laws, and animal casings, for which the mark of Federal meat inspection is requested: Provided, That such articles and casings are derived from federally inspected and passed carcasses. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Germ plasm: Semen, embryos, or ova. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Grade: means a class or rank of quality. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Headspace: That portion of a container not occupied by the product. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Import: To bring within the territorial limits of the United States whether that arrival is accomplished by land, air, or water. See 37 CFR 2.171
  • Import compliance assistance: Import compliance assistance includes services provided to an importer whose shipment arrives at a port of entry without the necessary paperwork or with incomplete paperwork and who requires assistance to meet the requirements for entry into the United States. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Incubation tests: Tests in which the thermally processed product is kept at a specific temperature for a specified period of time in order to determine if outgrowth of microorganisms occurs. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Initial temperature: The temperature, determined at the initiation of a thermal process cycle, of the contents of the coldest container to be processed. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Inspector: Any officer or employee of the Department of cooperating agency authorized to perform any duties at any plant furnished service under this part. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Inspector: Any officer or employee of the Department authorized to perform any duties under the regulations in this part. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Load: Those animals, birds, or animal germ plasm, presented for importation into the United States in a single shipment, that originate from one address, are destined for one address, and require one entry permit or authorization. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Mail: includes U. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Nonstandard housing: Nonstandard housing is individual housing not normally available at an APHIS animal import center, any housing constructed or purchased at the request of the importer, any housing with blinds, dense foliage, or plants, and any housing where the temperature can be adjusted. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Offer for entry: Presentation of the imported product by the importer to the Program for reinspection. See 37 CFR 2.171
  • Official establishment: An establishment operated under Federal meat inspection pursuant to the Meat Inspection Act, as amended (21 U. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Order assessing civil penalty: means a document that contains a finding of a violation of a provision of the Federal aviation statute listed in the first sentence of 49 U. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Party: means the respondent or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Person: An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other public or private entity, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, or other form of organization. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company, or other organized group of any of the foregoing. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Personal delivery: includes hand-delivery or use of a contract or express messenger service. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Pet birds: Birds, except hatching eggs and ratites, that are imported or exported for the personal pleasure of their individual owners and are not intended for resale. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Pleading: means a complaint, an answer, and any amendment of these documents permitted under this subpart. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Poultry: Chickens, doves, ducks, geese, grouse, guinea fowl, partridges, pea fowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, swans, and turkeys. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Process schedule: The thermal process and any specified critical factors for a given canned product required to achieve shelf stability. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Process temperature: The minimum temperature(s) of the heating medium to be maintained as specified in the process schedule. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Process time: The intended time(s) a container is to be exposed to the heating medium while the heating medium is at or above the process temperature(s). See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Processing authority: The person(s) or organization(s) having expert knowledge of thermal processing requirements for foods in hermetically sealed containers, having access to facilities for making such determinations, and designated by the establishment to perform certain functions as indicated in this part. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • product: as used in this part means "canned product. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Program employee: Any inspector or other individual employed by the Department or any cooperating agency who is authorized by the Secretary to do any work or perform any duty in connection with the Program. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Properly addressed: means a document that shows an address contained in agency records, a residential, business, or other address submitted by a person on any document provided under this subpart, or any other address shown by other reasonable and available means. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Respondent: means a person, corporation, or company named in a complaint. See 33 CFR 117.929
  • Retort: A pressure vessel designed for thermal processing of product packed in hermetically sealed containers. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Seals: Those parts of a semirigid container and lid or of a flexible container that are fused together in order to hermetically close the container. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Secretary: The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead in connection with the function involved. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Service: The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Department. See 37 CFR 1.1045
  • Standard feed: Seed, or dry feeds such as dog food or monkey biscuits, whether soaked in water or not. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Test: A single analysis performed on a single specimen from an animal, animal product, commercial product, or animal feed. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Thermal process: The heat treatment necessary to achieve shelf stability as determined by the establishment's processing authority. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • United States: The several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and all other territories and possessions of the United States. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Venting: The removal of air from a retort before the start of process timing. See 37 CFR 2.37
  • Water activity: The ratio of the water vapor pressure of the product to the vapor pressure of pure water at the same temperature. See 37 CFR 2.37