Patents by Inventor Tomonori Sonoki

Tomonori Sonoki 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: 20210371885
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a microorganism that makes it possible to produce muconic acid from a lignin-derived aromatic compound with sufficient economic efficiency and without depending on the type of lignin, and a method of producing muconic acid using the microorganism. The objective can be achieved by a transformed microorganism wherein the host microorganism is a microorganism of the genus Pseudomonas that has pcaH gene, pcaG gene, catA gene, and catB gene on its chromosome, and that can assimilate an aromatic compound derived from syringyl lignin; and wherein the transformed microorganism lacks at least one gene selected from the group consisting of pcaH gene and pcaG gene on its chromosome, lacks catB gene on its chromosome, and expresses aroY gene inserted; and a method of producing muconic acid using the transformed microorganism and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomonori SONOKI, Eiji MASAI, Naofumi KAMIMURA
  • Patent number: 8071357
    Abstract: Yeast includes an introduced gene coding a Homo sapiens- or frog-derived L-lactate dehydrogenase. It is possible to produce lactic acid, which has a variety of applications, efficiently and more cost-effectively by using the yeast and the method of producing lactic acid by using the yeast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Sawai, Kenji Sawai, Tomonori Sonoki, Satoko Hatahira
  • Publication number: 20090239274
    Abstract: Yeast includes an introduced gene coding a Homo sapiens- or frog-derived L-lactate dehydrogenase. It is possible to produce lactic acid, which has a variety of applications, efficiently and more cost-effectively by using the yeast and the method of producing lactic acid by using the yeast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Hideki Sawai, Kenji Sawai, Tomonori Sonoki, Satoko Hatahira