Patent owned by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation is a US company (headquarters located in Bethesda, Maryland) that conducts business in the areas of aeronautics, electronic systems, IT services, integrated systems and solutions, and space systems. Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Lockheed Martin facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee) manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where Dr Robert Burlage conducted research on transgenic Bacillus subtilis that can detect explosives (as indicated by the presence of trinitrotoluene, TNT). The inventors have enabled the technology described in this granted US patent by providing an example producing transgenic Bacillus subtilis containing the salt stress gene (csb) regulatory element of B. subtilis upstream of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene from Aequorea victoria.
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|Patent or Publication No.||Title, Independent Claims and Summary||Assignee and licensing information|
||Title – Method for detection of buried explosives using a biosensor
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Independent claim 1 of granted US 5972638 limits the type of biosensor used in the method to detect explosives to recombinant bacterial organisms. Therefore use of RedDetect transgenic Arabidopsis plants developed by Aresa Biodetection APS to detect explosives (see chapter 7 Biosensing systems – Patent applications filed and patent owned by Aresa Biodetection APS) will not infringe on US 5972638.
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(Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL)
P.O. BOX 2008
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|Date of search||03/05/2006|
|Database searched||Patent Lens|
|Type of search||Simple|
|Collections searched||AU-B, US-A, US-B, EP-B, WO|
|Search terms||Burlage in inventor|
|Comments||Of the 7 results identified using these search terms, one result was identified as being of particular interest based on the full name of the inventor, abstract and a review of the claims.|