|1.||WO||WO/2014/185805 - ENZYMATIC PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MANNOSYLERYTHRITOL LIPIDS FROM LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS||20.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000032||INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO||FONSECA, César Simões da|
The present invention relates to processes for the production of microbial glycolipids, mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL), from lignocellulosic carbon source. These processes are characterized in that the use of lignocellulosic materials for the production of a microbial glycolipids, MEL, comprising a fermentation preferably using fungi of the genus Pseudozyma or other microorganisms such as genetically modified fungi or bacteria. The processes for production of microbial glycolipids, MEL comprise three steps: pretreatment of lignocellulosic material; enzymatic hydrolysis; and. fermentation. The enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation may take place sequentially or simultaneously with addition of exogenous enzymes or simultaneously with enzymes produced by the microorganism itself. The produced microbial glycolipids have applications as: biosurfactants; antimicrobials; anticancer agents; wound healing factors; stabilizer agents on storage and purification of proteins or vaccines; drugs and gene deliver agents; antifreeze agents.
|2.||WO||WO/2014/185806 - AIR TURBINE FOR APPLICATIONS IN WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION||20.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000033||INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO||DE OLIVEIRA FALCÁO, António Franco|
The present invention relates to an air turbine capable of, without change in its rotational velocity direction, efficiently absorbing the energy associated with a pressure difference between two spaces (A) and (B) of successively changing sign, as in the case of sea wave energy systems. The turbine comprises two sets of blades (I) and (II), each of which is similar to the blade system of a conventional turbine of radial-, mixed- or axial-flow type. The turbine also comprises a system of ducts that connect spaces (A) and (B) through any of the two blade sets (I) and (II). The turbine may be equipped with a fast-acting valve that stops the flow through one or both blade sets (I) and (II).
|3.||WO||WO/2014/185807 - MULTILAYER INJECTION-MOULDING AND BLOW-MOULDING METHOD||20.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000034||MOLDES RP INDUSTRIA DE MOLDES SU, LDA||PINHO FERREIRA, Rui Manuel|
The present invention relates to a multilayer injection-moulding and blow-moulding method, pertaining to the field of mechanical engineering and used for processing thermoplastic polymer materials. The claimed method allows combining multilayer injection-moulding with blow-moulding. The layers of injection-moulded material can be produced before, at the same time as or after the blow-moulding process. The combination of these two processes makes it possible to obtain a part composed of one or more thermoplastic raw materials having a polymer matrix, and to take advantage of both processes simultaneously. The method can be implemented using a single mould, allowing parts having features due to each of the processes to be produced in a single moulding cycle. It also allows the production of plastic parts in which features due to both processes are combined. The raw material used for the second injection-moulding step can be the same as the raw material used for the first injection-moulding step, or can differ therefrom so as to give the finished product different colours or physical characteristics.
|4.||WO||WO/2014/185804 - UTENSIL ENABLING TO HOLD AND CUT FOOD WITH ONLY ONE HAND||20.11.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000031||OLIVAL, Roberto Alexander||OLIVAL, Roberto Alexander|
This invention relates to a utensil enabling to hold and cut food with only one hand and which includes a fork (2) and a knife (5); the fork (2) comprises a slot (1) along the entire holder or handle, two laterals (3) which develop downwards from the upper part of the holder or handle and a locking system of the knife's movement (5) over the fork (2); one knife (5) inserted on the rear segment of the fork (2), to which is attached a platform (4) comprising a V-shaped flap (7) which is arranged in the upper part of the handle; as well as two juxtaposed detents (8), these being fixed to the knife (5) and located under the flap (7).
|5.||WO||WO/2014/185803 - BIOCHIP, ANTIGEN BOUQUET, OPTICAL READER AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND MONITORING DISEASES||20.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000030||STAB VIDA - INVESTIGAÇÃO E SERVIÇOS EM CIÊNCIAS BIOLÓGICAS LDA||FLORES, Orfeu|
The present invention comprises a biochip with specifically- designed configuration and microfluidic properties that increases the speed and effectiveness of the whole process of detection and monitoring diseases. This biochip is to be read in a specifically adapted optical reader for which an algorithm was developed and implemented to provide faster and more selective results, with a revealing method using quantum dots. The present invention is applicable to medical and diagnostic technical fields.
|6.||WO||WO/2014/182187 - PRODUCTION OPTIMISATION AND CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR A THERMOPLASTICS INJECTION-MOULDING PROCESS||13.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000025||FAMOLDE - FABRICAÇÃO E COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE MOLDES, SA||MARTINS, Bruno|
The present invention relates to a production optimisation and control method and device (1) for a thermoplastics injection-moulding process. The method applied by the device for optimising the thermoplastics injection-moulding process results from the incorporation of specific sensors in the tool, the mould (7) (8), the injection-moulding machine and any peripheral device where this might be required. The signals from these sensors as post-processed, making it possible to determine the actual processing conditions during injection-moulding, and to verify whether the actual processing conditions correspond to predetermined processing conditions. If that is not the case, data are supplied to the injection-moulding machine and/or peripheral devices in order to optimise processing conditions without any user intervention. The thermoplastics injection-moulding process is controlled during production on the basis of the results obtained, since these results also allow irregularities in the thermoplastics injection-moulding process to be detected. The method is similar, and the emphasis on data post-processing favours the production management side. The production control man-machine interface (10) is stratified, allowing local or remote operation, production monitoring or device management.
|7.||WO||WO/2014/182186 - MAGNETIC LEVITATION SYSTEM FOR DOORS AND WINDOWS||13.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000024||HIPERJANELAS LDA||BRANCO TEIXEIRA, Rui Fernando|
A magnetic levitation system for a sliding door or window (1a, 1b, 2) comprises at least one movable module (4) for the lower part of the sliding door or window (1a, 1b, 2), comprising one or more permanent magnets; multiple fixed modules (5) for the lower part of the rim of the sliding door or window (1a, 1b, 2), with one or more electromagnets to produce a variable magnetic field repelling the magnetic field of the said magnets on the movable module. The advantages are that of eliminating attrition, mechanical wear and noise associated with the sliding movement, a better air-tightness and water-tightness, as well as thermal and acoustic insulation when the system is deactivated, allowing the door or window to be electromagnetically locked or blocked, thus increasing security, and also a simpler and less costly operation and assembly, owing to the fact that it is a modular system.
|8.||WO||WO/2014/178741 - PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACID PROBE, KIT AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND/OR QUANTIFYING ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 AND RESPECTIVE USES||06.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2014/000023||UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO||FERNANDES ALMEIDA, Carina Manuela|
The present invention relates to the development of a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probe for detecting Escherichia coli, O157:H7 serotype, in various types of samples. PNA is a synthetic molecule analogous to the DNA molecule which, owing to its physico-chemical properties, allows for faster and more sensitive analysis than DNA probes. These probes are combined with fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), a molecular biology technique that allows microorganisms to be viewed directly in the sample. The combination of these two techniques allowed a faster, simpler and more efficient FISH process to be developed. This test can be applied to a large variety of samples, such as foodstuffs, blood, biopsies, faeces, water and other clinical samples, and samples from the environment, the agricultural and foodstuff industries. The present invention also includes the development of the detection kit and corresponding method for identifying E. coli O157:H7 using the above-mentioned types of samples.
|9.||WO||WO/2014/178739 - TWO DENSITY-HARDNESS HEEL MANUFACTURING METHOD AND RESPECTIVE HARD TOP PIECE WITH A FLEXIBLE CONSTRUCTION||06.11.2014||
||PCT/PT2013/000024||LAMBDA & OMEGA, LDA||FREITAS, Paulo Jorge Sampaio|
The present invention relates to a heel or wedge comprising, two materials of different densities or hardness and its cover, top piece or tread with a groove or grooves, this heel or wedge is to be applied to soles of classic, casual, sportive or other type of footwear. The heel or wedge construction presented by the described invention will enable the damping or softening of the initial impact of the heel or wedge to the ground without any loss of stability and proper support of the foot. The above mentioned heel or wedge is made from the assembly of two different density or hardness materials, being the lowest density material (2) applied to the rear area of the heel or wedge in conjunction to another higher density material (1) applied to the front part of said heel or wedge, the described assembled materials will then be applied on top of a cover, top piece or tread (3) that has at least one ridge or groove (4) across its entire bottom surface from side to side.
|10.||WO||WO/2014/178740 - PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION KIT FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OR OTHER CHEMICAL PRODUCT USED IN STERILIZATION OR DISINFECTION EQUIPMENTS AND RESPECTIVE SUPPLYING SYSTEM||06.11.2014||
|PCT/PT2013/000025||GONÇALVES DA COSTA, Helder||GONÇALVES DA COSTA, Helder|
The present invention refers to a Packaging and transportation kit for hydrogen peroxide or other chemical products used as sterilizing or disinfecting agents in sterilization or disinfection equipment that prevents leakage of the product. It also refers to the respective supplying system. The referred packaging and transportation kit comprises a primary recipient or a set of primary recipients (1, 12) made of material that is compatible with the chemical product used; a sealing membrane or nano-membrane (2.1); a separation membrane or nano-membrane (2.2) of the primary recipient (1, 12) that divides it into different parts; with or without a capsule (3) with one or more holes; a super absorbent material (4.1) applied around the recipient (s) (1); an absorbent material (4.2) that can be inserted in the interior of the recipient (1) together with the liquid; a chip/RFID with memory and/or color code system, and/or a barcode system, and/or a QR code system; a temperature and/or humidity indicator (6, 6.1); a leakage indicator (7); and an external packing of resistant material (8).