Patents by Inventor Fumi SHIMURA

Fumi SHIMURA has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210163865
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical product production method wherewith filterability and productivity with respect to a target substance can be both achieved. The present invention is provided with a mechanism for removing solid contents in a pipe connecting a fermentation tank and a filter separation module, and adds the solid contents removed by the removal mechanism to a culture liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Fumi SHIMURA, Satoko KANAMORI, Ryota TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20190118145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for filtering a microbial culture solution using a membrane module, said method comprising four stages including (a) cross-flow filtration of the microbial culture solution, (b) rinsing with water, (c) washing with a chemical solution and (d) rinsing with water, wherein: the filtrate passing through the membrane module in the cross-flow filtration has a total sugar concentration of 1,000-100,000 mg/1 inclusive and a protein concentration of 50-1,000 mg/l inclusive; the aforesaid stage (c) comprises step (c-1) for washing with a chemical solution containing a hypochlorite and a nonionic surfactant; and the aforesaid stages (a) to (d) are repeated in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Fumi SHIMURA, Shun SHIMURA, Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Aya NISHIO, Satoko KANAMORI