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Nov 2009

Lactic Acid Based Compositions with Enhanced Properties - USPTO

A crosslinked lactic acid polymer composition containing (i) a macromer comprising (i-a) a flexible segment produced by the condensation of two or more compounds selected from the group consisting of lactones, furans, epoxies, isocyanates, anhydrides...

Nov 2009

High Modulus Bio-Based Polymer Formulations - USPTO

The present invention is a high modulus bio-based plastic or polymer composition and methods of using the same. The composition is formed from the reaction of a bio-based epoxidized unsaturated triglyceride, an energy activated catalyst and a bio-bas...

Oct 2009

Tenofovir Disoproxil Hemi-Fumaric Acid Co-Crystal - USPTO

The present invention provides a novel crystalline form of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Tenofovir DF), designated Co-crystal TDFA 2:1, methods for the preparation thereof and its use in pharmaceutical applications, in particular in anti-HIV medicam...

Oct 2009

METHOD OF SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM GAS MIXTURE USING BIOPOLYMER - EPO

Disclosed herein is a method of separating carbon dioxide from a gas mixture using a biopolymer, including: introducing hemocyte or extrapallial fluid, extracted from shells, into a reactor filled with 1L of a solution containing a calcium source, an...

Oct 2009

SUBSTRATE FOR IMMOBILIZING BIOPOLYMER AND METHOD OF IMMOBILIZING BIOPOLYMER BY USING THE SAME - USPTO

[Problems] To immobilize a chain-type biopolymer in an elongated state at a predetermined position on a substrate.

Oct 2009

Polymeric Compositions and Articles Comprising Polylactic Acid and Polyolefin - USPTO

The present invention relates to polymeric compositions comprising polylactic acid (PLA), polyolefin, and, optionally, a non reactive melt strength enhancing additive (NRMSEA), as well as articles molded from the compositions and a method of making t...

Oct 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID FOAM - USPTO

The invention relates to polylactic acid foam comprising a resin composition that comprises polylactic acid (A), polyolefin resin (B) and a polyolefin resin copolymer (C) wherein the weight ratio of the polylactic acid to the sum of the polyolefin re...

Oct 2009

Biopolymer-Bioengineered Cell Sheet Construct - USPTO

A biopolymer-bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) sheet construct for reconstructing corneal endothelium in a patient is recited. The construct includes a biopolymer carrier which is bioresorable and deformable; and a bioengineered cel...

Oct 2009

VISCO-ELASTIC POLYURETHANE FOAM WITH CASTOR OIL - USPTO

The present invention relates to polyether polyol compositions containing renewable raw materials, a process for preparing visco-elastic polyurethane foams using such compositions, correspondingly prepared visco-elastic foam materials, and the use th...

Oct 2009

Fluocinolone Formulations in a Biodegradable Polymer Carrier - USPTO

Effective treatments of pain and inflammation are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of fluocinolone at or near a target site, one can reduce, prevent or treat inflammation and pain and autoimmune disorders. In various embodi...

Oct 2009

SULFASALAZINE FORMULATIONS IN A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER CARRIER - USPTO

Effective treatments of acute pain and/or inflammation for extended periods of time are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of sulfasalazine at or near a target site, one can relieve pain caused by diverse sources, including b...

Oct 2009

ADJUNCTIVE AGENT FOR LAVAGING THE ALIMENTARY CANAL COMPRISING BUTYRIC ACID BACTERIUM AND/OR LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The present invention provides an adjunctive agent for lavaging the alimentary canal which is able to reduce a dose of oral cleaning agent for lavaging the alimentary canal, and is capable of realizing an excellent cleaning effect at the time of use ...

Oct 2009

COATING COMPRISING POLY (ETHYLENE GLYCOL)-POLY (LACTIDE-GLYCOLIDE-CAPROLACTONE) INTERPENETRATING NETWORK - USPTO

Methods for fabricating coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed. The method comprises forming a coating on an implantable device comprising an interpenetrating network or semi-interpenetrating network. The interpenetrating network or s...

Oct 2009

NOVEL CASTOR OIL-BASED POLYOL EMULSIONS - USPTO

A polyol emulsion of castor oil and monoepoxides is combined with methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and cement to produce a polymer cement.

Oct 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF AND POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOUND - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition having increased heat resistance (high crystallinity) and transparency without impairing rigidity which a polylactic acid resin inherently has, a molded article composed of the resi...

Oct 2009

Lactic Acid Producing Bacteria and Lung Function - USPTO

The present invention provides novel use for live (probiotic) lactic acid producing bacteria, dead or non-viable bacteria thereof, as well as food supplements, nutritive compositions and/or pharmaceutical compositions comprising these, for the treatm...

Oct 2009

BIODERIVED PLASTICIZER FOR BIOPOLYMERS - EPO

A bioderived plasticizer for biopolymers includes a compatibilizing unit and a polyester plasticizing unit. The plasticizer improves the flexibility of biopolymers while not adversely affecting their modulus. The compatibilizing unit renders the plas...

Oct 2009

Crosslinking method and crosslinked polysaccharide made thereby - EPO

A method for crosslinking a polysaccharide, includes the step of contacting particles of the polysaccharide with a titanium compound in an aqueous medium under conditions appropriate to intra-particulately crosslink the discrete particles.

Oct 2009

Lactic Acid-Producing Yeast Cells Having Nonfunctional L- or D-Lactate:Ferricytochrome C Oxidoreductase Cells - EPO

Yeast cells having an exogenous lactate dehydrogenase gene ae modified by reducing L- or D-lactate:ferricytochrome c oxidoreductase activity in the cell. This leads to reduced consumption of lactate by the cell and can increase overall lactate yields...

Oct 2009

DEVICE FOR IMPROVING THE CONSISTENCY OF AN INTERNAL BOND STRENGTH TEST ON GLUED BIO-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS - USPTO

The present invention provides for a device for preparing a glued bio-based panel product test-piece suitable for undertaking an internal bond strength test, the device comprising a base 2, and a press plate 3 and an actuator 4 capable of moving the ...

Oct 2009

Thermoplastic Starch for Use in Melt-Extruded Substrates - USPTO

A melt-extruded substrate (e.g., film, nonwoven web, etc.) that contains a thermoplastic starch formed from a starch and plasticizer is provided. The starch and plasticizer are melt blended together in the presence of a weak organic acid (e.g., lacti...

Oct 2009

MOLDINGS COMPRISING A POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a polylactic acid composition having specific thermal characteristics and gas barrier properties, and to obtain a molding comprising a polylactic acid composition of PLLA and PDLA capable of forming a ...

Oct 2009

Bioadhesive Applicator for ENT Surgery - USPTO

The present disclosure relates to an electrosurgical suction coagulator and includes a housing having an elongated electrode and a fluid applicator. The elongated electrode includes distal and proximal ends and is adapted to connect to an energy sour...

Oct 2009

Bioadhesive Composition Formed Using Click Chemistry - USPTO

The present disclosure provides compositions which may be utilized as adhesives or sealants in medical and surgical applications. The compositions may, in embodiments, be formed from the cycloaddition reaction of a first component possessing at least...

Sep 2009

MUTANT STRAINS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA HAVING A NON-PHOSPHORYLABLE LACTOSE PERMEASE - USPTO

The invention concerns lactic acid bacteria strains wherein the phosphorylable histidine of the IIA domain of lactose permease is replaced by a non-phosphorylable amino acid. Said strains have a reduced post-acidification and are useful in particular...

Sep 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition comprising (A) a polylactic acid-series resin and (B) an acrylic triblock copolymer is prepared. The composition fulfills the following requirements: (1) the acrylic triblock copolymer (B) is a triblock polymer comprisin...

Sep 2009

HYDROCARBYL SUCCINIC ACID AND HYDROCARBYLSUCCINIC ACID DERIVATIVES AS FRICTION MODIFIERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to hydrocarbyl succinic acid and hydrocarbylsuccinic acid derivatives as friction modifiers for gasolines.

Sep 2009

Use of lactic acid bacteria for decreasing gum bleeding and reducing oral inflammation - USPTO

The invention herein relates to the use of nonpathogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bleeding lactic acid bacteria strains, and products and methods using such strains for treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding gum and gingivitis caused by oral inflam...

Sep 2009

Yeast and Method of Producing L-Lactic Acid - USPTO

Yeast includes an introduced gene coding a Homo sapiens- or frog-derived L-lactate dehydrogenase.

Sep 2009

Composition Containing Polyhydroxyalkanoate Copolymer and Polylactic Acid Used for Preparing Foaming Material - USPTO

A composition used for preparing foaming material comprising a polyhydroxyalkanoate, a polylactic acid and a foaming agent, which posses certain tensile strength, elongation in break and expansion ratio as well as full bio-degradability, thus can be ...

Sep 2009

PROCESS OF CONFECTION OF POLYAMIDE COMPOUNDS WITH NATURAL FIBERS AND COMPOUNDS OF POLYAMIDES WITH NATURAL FIBERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process of production of polyamide compounds with natural fibers and polyamide compounds with natural fibers, establishes the fact of using natural fiber to obtain a compound with mechanical properties close to the ...

Sep 2009

Electron Transfer Dissociation for Biopolymer Sequence Analysis - USPTO

The present invention relates to a new method for fragmenting ions in a mass spectrometer through the use of electron transfer dissociation, and for performing sequence analysis of peptides and proteins by mass spectrometry. In the case of peptides, ...

Sep 2009

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention is intended to provide a process capable of efficiently producing highly purified succinic acid from an alkali metal succinate by a simple separation and purification process.

Sep 2009

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGNOCELLULOSE PRETREATMENT USING A SUPER-CELLULOSE-SOLVENT AND HIGHLY VOLATILE SOLVENTS - USPTO

Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and a system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hem...

Sep 2009

HIGH-YIELD CONVERSION OF CELLULOSIC BIOMASS INTO FURANIC BIOFUELS AND VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS - USPTO

Paper, cotton, corn stover, straw, and wood are converted into furanic products in high yields (based on their cellulose content) using a simple, inexpensive process involving concurrent hydrolysis, dehydration, and substitution reactions coupled wit...

Sep 2009

METHOD OF PRODUCING A BIO-BASED CARPET MATERIAL - USPTO

A method of making a bio-based carpet material that includes the steps of: providing a griege goods having a top surface and a bottom surface; applying a pre-coat material to the bottom surface of the griege goods to form a pre-coated griege good; an...

Sep 2009

Heat-resistant poly-l-lactic acid preform - USPTO

A preform is formed by compounding a resin made from poly-L-lactic acid with a functional filler and subjecting a mouth portion to a heat treatment. Also, a hollow shaped product is produced by blow-molding the preform.

Sep 2009

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA PROVIDING IMPROVED TEXTURE OF FERMENTED DAIRY PRODUCTS - USPTO

A novel Streptococcus thermophilus (ST) bacterium that gives improved texture in e.g. a fermented milk dairy product.

Sep 2009

SUCCINIC ACID SEMI-AMIDES AS ANTI-CORROSIVE AGENTS - USPTO

The invention relates to improved compositions based on lubricants and comprising succinic acid semi-amides and to the use of those lubricant compositions in improving the use properties of lubricants, such as hydraulic or metal-working fluids, greas...

Sep 2009

PROCESS FOR GENERATING A HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCK FROM LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention discloses processes for generating a hydrocarbon feedstock for biofuels synthesis from lignin via hydroprocessing. Embodiments of the present invention can occur in a refinery setting or in a paper mill setting. Embodiments of t...

Sep 2009

PROCESS FOR GENERATING A HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCK FROM LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention discloses processes for generating a hydrocarbon feedstock for biofuels synthesis from lignin via hydroprocessing. Embodiments of the present invention can occur in a refinery setting or in a paper mill setting. Embodiments of t...

Sep 2009

Potentiometric biosensor for detection of lactate in food and forming method thereof - USPTO

The present invention discloses a potentiometric biosensor for detecting lactate in food, and the forming method thereof. The disclosed biosensor comprises a substrate, and conducting layer on the substrate, an oxide layer on the conducting layer, an...

Aug 2009

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A STABLE ALKALI METAL LACTATE IN POWDER FORM - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for the preparation of a stable alkali metal lactate in powder form, the product of said preparation, functional pre-mixes for foodstuff comprising said stable alkali metal lactate powder, and foodstuffs comprising s...

Aug 2009

Spun-dyed, crimped polylactic acid fiber, method for manufacture thereof, and carpet - USPTO

A spun-dyed textured polylacted filament yarn according to the present invention comprises a textured polylacted filament yarn, wherein the textured polylacted filament yarn includes a filament having an approximately circular or circular cross-secti...

Aug 2009

Method for separating and recovering lignin derivatives - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a technique for separation/collection of a lignin derivative which is useful for the separation of a lignin derivative having a 1,1-diphenylpropane unit and/or a unit derived from the 1,1-diphenylpropa...

Aug 2009

METHOD OF USING LIGNIN RICH FABRICS TO PREVENT MICROBIAL GROWTH IN CLEANING MATERIALS - USPTO

A method of preventing the creation of odor and microbial growth in fabrics used for cleaning using lignin rich fabrics.

Aug 2009

Metal lactate powder and method for preparation - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of a new metal lactate powdery product and to the resulting product itself with new properties. The metal lactate powder of the present invention is made via spray-drying and has a higher ...

Aug 2009

Multiphasic absorbable compositions of segmented /-lactide copolymers - USPTO

Absorbable, multiphasic, crystalline, solid blend compositions having at least two first order thermal transitions, are formed of a segmented l-lactide copolymer as the principal or major component and at least one additional crystalline thermoplasti...

Aug 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition having improved heat resistance (high crystallinity) and transparency without impairing rigidity which a polylactic acid resin inherently has, and a molded article composed of the r...

Aug 2009

Brassiere especially for lactating mothers - USPTO

A brassiere (1) is provided comprising a torso encircling band (2) adapted to encircle the torso immediately beneath the breasts of a wearer and to which is attached a lower edge of a front panel (4) adapted to operatively extend over a pair of breas...

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