||WO||WO/2014/158042 - REACTIVE SILICA NANOPARTICLES CONTAINING IMMOBILIZED DYE FOR PERMANENT COLOURATION OF FIBRES||02.10.2014||
||PCT/PT2013/000019||UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO||NAYLOR DA ROCHA GOMES, Jaime Isidoro|
The present invention relates to reactive silica nanoparticles comprising an immobilized dye and process for producing them. Accordingly the dye is immobilized onto the silica nanoparticles, during a sol-gel process followed by polymerization and precipitation of the coloured silica nanoparticles. Another object of this invention is a fibre having said silica nanoparticles fixed to it and process obtaining said fibres. The silica nanoparticles incorporating different dyes with different affinities for different fibres immobilized onto silica particles that comprise reactive groups with temperature and p H sensitivity, suitable for various types of fibres, thus allowing the use of a conventional dyeing process, such as the process by exhaustion or by padding followed by fixation. Therefore, the present invention is useful for dyeing textiles in any form, such as loose fibres, yarn, knitwear and woven fabrics.
||WO||WO/2014/148932 - ASPARTIC PROTEASES||25.09.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000018||BIOCANT - ASSOCIAÇÃO DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE TECNOLOGIA||ALMEIDA, Carla, Sofia, Gomes Malaquias de|
The invention relates to aspartic proteases, and particularly to aspartic proteases for plants. Disclosed are modified plant aspartic proteases, and methods for their manufacture, and uses thereof. Particularly contemplated are the uses of aspartic proteases in inducing skin desquamation.
||WO||WO/2014/148931 - ASPARTIC PROTEASES||25.09.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000017||BIOCANT - ASSOCIAÇÃO DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE TECHNOLOGIA||ALMEIDA, Carla Sofia Gomes Malaquias de|
The invention relates to aspartic proteases, and particularly to aspartic proteases for plants. Disclosed are modified plant aspartic proteases, and methods for their manufacture, and uses thereof. Particularly contemplated are the uses of aspartic proteases in clotting milk.
||WO||WO/2014/133404 - SPROCKET COVER||04.09.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000015||MIRANDA & IRMÃO, LDA.||RIBEIRO MIRANDA, João Carlos|
A cover for the sprocket (5) of a bicycle or electric bicycle consists of a cover plate (9) which is arranged between the chain wheel (5) and the equilateral crank (2) and fastened without screws on the inside of the crank.
||WO||WO/2014/133405 - CELL-BASED METHODS FOR COUPLING PROTEIN INTERACTIONS AND BINDING MOLECULE SELECTION AND DIVERSIFICATION||04.09.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000016||TECHNOPHAGE, INVESTIGAÇÃO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM BIOTECNOLOGIA, SA||BRAZ GONÇALVES, João Manuel|
The invention provides cell-based methods for diversifying, expressing and selecting binding molecules, e.g., antibodies, and target molecules to which they bind, all of which are expressed in the same cell. The target molecule can be a member of a ligand binding pair comprising a cell-surface expressed ligand binding receptor molecule and its cognate ligand, which interact within the cell. The methods provide retaining either the antibody or its target in a cell organelle as the site of binding and interaction. By performance of the methods, the binding or non-binding of the antibody to its target molecule within the cell produces a cell phenotype that is detectable at the cell surface via high throughput assays, e.g., flow cytometry. The methods are particularly useful for generating, recovering and providing antibodies that have optimal target molecule binding properties or activities for potential therapeutic use. Methods for generating genetic diversity and increased binding properties for such antibodies are also provided.
||WO||WO/2014/129916 - BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE WITH ENERGY STORAGE MEANS||28.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000013||NOVADELTA - COMÉRCIO E INDÚSTRIA DE CAFÉS S.A.||NABEIRO, Rui Miguel|
The present invention discloses a beverage preparation machine (1), in particular for aromatic beverages such as expresso coffee, with a machine chassis (2), a fluid supply tank (3), at least one extraction device (4), fluid heating means (5) and energy storage means (6), the energy storage means (6) being arranged in the machine chassis (2) and sized such as to optimize the overall balance of the machine (1), in particular in order to make it easily portable, and to optimize the thermal conditioning of the energy storage means (6) in order to increase their operational efficiency.
||WO||WO/2014/129917 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE MOTION OF A SUBJECT||28.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000014||UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO||FERRO BENTO, Virgílio António|
The present invention intends to solve the problem of automatically analysing the movement performed by a subject. Disclosed is a 3D motion tracking method that allows a user to perform a control movement and so generating a tunnel of motion. Using the tunnel of motion a user can repeat the motion but limiting the movement within the boundaries of the tunnel. The disclosed motion analysis system and methods can be used in medical rehabilitation, sport, science, gaming, robotics, cinema or force feedback applications.
||WO||WO/2014/126490 - FLEXIBLE HYBRID AEROGELS PREPARED UNDER SUBCRITICAL CONDITIONS AND THEIR PREPARATION PROCESS||21.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000012||INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO||FIDALGO, Alexandra Marina Abrantes|
The present invention regards flexible aerogels, characterized by being hybrid organic-inorganic-fiber nanocomposites (1), designed to work as thermal insulators in transportation, building, textile or other industries. Their preparation procedure consists in coating textile fibers or mixtures of textile fibers, either organic or inorganic, with a hybrid aerogel of silica and polymer nanoparticles of low glass transition temperature, chemically bonded to the inorganic matrix. The coating is performed by the sol-gel process, immersing the fibers in a precursor mixture of the hybrid gel. By hydrolysis and condensation reactions wet flexible gels are formed, which are aged, washed and dried under subcritical conditions. The flexible aerogels, hereafter referred to as aerogel blankets, contain between 20 and 80 wt% of fiber, between 13 and 79 wt% of silica, between 0.2 and 40 wt% of polymer nanoparticles, have thicknesses between 1 and 80 mm, present thermal conductivities between 0.03 and 0.08 W.K- 1.m-1, apparent densities between 100 and 165 kg.m-3, surface densities between 2 and 4.5 kg.m-2, are stable at atmospheric moisture and are hydrophobic.
||WO||WO/2014/126489 - ELECTROLYSER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SYNTHESIS GAS BY WATER ELECTROLYSIS USING GRAPHITE/CARBON ELECTRODES||21.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000011||SANTANA CAMPOS RODRIGUES, José João||SANTANA CAMPOS RODRIGUES, José João|
The present invention relates to an alkaline electrolyser characterised in that electrolysis is performed without separating the hydrogen and oxygen gases obtained by the dissociation of the water by the graphite electrodes (2) that are isolated by separating plates (1) and permanently attached inside a suitably sealed tank (5) containing de-ionised water to which a sodium hydroxide electrolyte with a low concentration is added, the terminal electrodes forming the positive pole (4) and the negative pole (3). Each of the graphite plates (2) has two holes that form two electrolyte circulation channels; the bottom channel (6) is connected to the electrolyte inlet and the top channel (7) corresponds to the electrolyte outlet channel, entraining the gases produced during the electrolysis and oxidation process. The present invention also relates to the electrolytic process carried out in the electrolyser designed according to claim 1, supplied by an electric power source and producing a gaseous mixture containing hydrogen and oxygen which are conveyed to a reactor containing the carbonaceous material, yielding synthesis gas.
||WO||WO/2014/123437 - AUTOMATIC DEVICE INTENDED FOR HOMOGENISATION OF THE BLOOD BOTH IN THE TUBING AND STORAGE BAG||14.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000009||EROFIO ATLÂNTICO, LDA.||FONTES DE MELO PEREIRA, André|
The present invention relates to a device for homogenising blood in the tubing and storage bag, the function of which is to push automatically the blood in the tubing into the storage bag, and then to allow the already homogenised blood to return to the tubing. This device comprises: a two-roller system having an upper and a lower roller (1) that compress the tubing in the direction of the tubing diameter; a lifting system for moving the upper roller vertically, pressing the tubing so as to seal the same; a control system for automatically starting the movement of rotation of the lower roller (1) and the movement of the lifting system; two guides (30) for guiding the tubing during the process; a support for the blood bag (33); and components for protecting the equipment, such as the front cover (34), the rear cover (35), the outer sheath (29) for covering the device and the sheath (32) for protecting the rollers.