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3317 Patent Applications

Jun 2010

BACTERIAL CELLS EXHIBITING FORMATE DEHYDROGENASE ACTIVITY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to a bacterial cell of the genus Pastorella comprising a heterologous polypeptide having formate dehydrogenase activity. Moreover, the present invention also relates to a method of manufacturing succinic acid and the use...

Jun 2010

INTRANASAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SUCCINIC ACID AND METHODS THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to intranasal pharmaceutical compositions for preventing and/or treating a disease selected from the group consisting of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cerebral ischemia and neurological damage due to stroke c...

Jun 2010

ANTIVIRAL AGENTS CONTAINING A FERMENTATION PRODUCT OF GARLIC BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

An antiviral substance including a fermentation product of garlic that is fermented by lactic acid bacteria is provided. More specifically, an antiviral agent including a fermentation product of garlic, that is fermented by lactic acid bacteria, as a...

Jun 2010

METABOLIC ENGINEERING OF YEASTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 1-BUTANOL - USPTO

The present invention provides genetically modified yeast cells, and methods of using those yeast cells, to produce 1-butanol. The yeast cell can be selected from the genera Saccharomyces, Candida, Pichia, Kluyveromyces, Issatchenkia, Yarrowia, Rhodo...

Jun 2010

Polylactic Acid/Polycarbonate Resin Composition and Molded Product Using the Same - USPTO

Disclosed is a polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition including (A) about 100 parts by weight of a mixed resin including: (a1)) about 10 to about 90 wt % of a polycarbonate resin and (a2) about 10 to about 90 wt % of a polylactic acid resin;...

Jun 2010

Thermoplastic Starch Formed from an Enzymatically Debranched Starch - USPTO

A thermoplastic starch for use in a melt-processed composition (e.g., fiber, nonwoven web, etc.) is provided. The thermoplastic starch contains an enzymatically debranched starch and a plasticizer. By selectively controlling certain parameters of the...

Jun 2010

HOMO-SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCING MICROORGANISM VARIANT AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINIC ACID USING THE SAME - USPTO

The present invention relates to microbial variants producing homo-succinic acid at high yields and a method for producing homo-succinic acid using the same, more particularly, to a microbial variant constructed by disrupting a lactate dehydro-genase...

Jun 2010

IMMUNOMODULATING PROBIOTIC LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to immuno modulating probiotic lactic acid bacteria, to methods wherein the bacteria are used to reduce allergy, and to food products wherein the bacteria may be in incorporated to reduce allergy upon consumption of the ...

Jun 2010

Process for Incorporating Effect Pigments with Natural Fibers and Oils - USPTO

This application is directed to a process for incorporating effect pigments with natural fibers and oils, the process combining the effect pigments with natural fibers and oils prior to processing in heated applications.

Jun 2010

MANUFACTURING APPARATUS OF POLYLACTIC ACID AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF POLYLACTIC ACID - USPTO

A manufacturing apparatus of polylactic acid having at least an inlet and an outlet of a substance to be reacted and an exhaust port provided in a horizontal reaction vessel not having continuous rotating shafts in a direction of center line of a rot...

Jun 2010

BACTERIAL CELLS HAVING A GLYOXYLATE SHUNT FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention is concerned with bacteria for the production of succinic acid. Specifically, the invention relates to a bacterial cell of the genus Pasteurella comprising a heterologous polypeptide having isocitrate lyase activity and a hetero...

Jun 2010

Polylactic Acid/Polycarbonate Resin Composition and Molded Product Made Using the Same - USPTO

Disclosed is a polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition including (A) a mixed resin including (a1) a polycarbonate resin and (a2) a polylactic acid resin, and (B) a modified acrylic-based resin, and a molded product made using the same.

Jun 2010

Polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition and molded product using the same - EPO

Disclosed is a polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition including (A) 100 parts by weight of a basic resin including: (a1) 10 to 90 wt% of a polycarbonate resin and (a2) 10 to 90 wt% of a polylactic acid resin; (B) 1 to 50 parts by weight of a...

Jun 2010

Polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition and molded product made using the same - EPO

Disclosed is a polylactic acid/polycarbonate resin composition including (A) a mixed resin including (a1) a polycarbonate resin and (a2) a polylactic acid resin, and (B) a modified acryl-based resin, and a molded product made using the same.

Jun 2010

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF INJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN - EPO

A method of manufacturing a polylactic acid resin injection molded article, having the step (1): a step of melt-kneading a polylactic acid resin composition containing a polylactic acid resin and a specified organic crystal nucleus agent, while conta...

Jun 2010

SIMULTANEOUSLY ORIENTED PLA FILM WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES - USPTO

The present invention relates to a biaxially oriented polyhydroxycarboxylic acid film composed of at least one layer containing a polymer based on hydroxycarboxylic acid. The film is notable for good mechanical properties such as high breaking streng...

Jun 2010

Filament of polyglycolic acid resin and process for producing the same - USPTO

A biodegradable filament of polyglycolic acid resin having practical properties represented by high tensile strength and knot strength is produced. A polyglycolic acid resin having a residual monomer content of below 0.5 wt. % is melt-spun, quenched ...

Jun 2010

Process for Production of Heat-Resistant Hollow Article Made of Polylactic Acid Containing Resin - USPTO

A process for production of a heat-resistant hollow article made of a polylactic acid containing resin by using a mold which includes a female mold portion having a concavity, a male mold portion having a convexity and a stripper plate having an edge...

Jun 2010

PRODUCTION OF NON-WOVEN ELEMENTS MADE OF NATURAL FIBRES - USPTO

A method of producing non-woven elements made from a raw material comprising grass plants. A first intermediate product is made of per-prepared, damp natural fibers having a dry substance concentration of between 30%-50%, more preferably approximatel...

Jun 2010

MICRO-PERFORATED POLY(LACTIC) ACID PACKAGING SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF - USPTO

Systems and methods for forming bio-based microperforated packages substantially composed of poly(lactic acid) which are particularly useful for storing respiring products in that the respiration rate (i.e., CO2 and O2 fluxes) can be controlled and t...

Jun 2010

Lignin Upgrading for Hydroprocessing to Biofuel - USPTO

The present invention is generally directed to methods for processing lignin-containing biomass so as to render it more amenable to hydroprocessing, wherein such processing typically reduces the level of oxygen in the biomass. Following such processi...

Jun 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID STEREOCOMPLEX COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME - USPTO

Thermoformed PLA stereocomplex parts are made using a PLA stereocomplex composition having a highest crystallization melting temperature from 200 to 215° C. The stereocomplex composition preferably has less than 5 J/g of lower melting (160 to 190° C....

Jun 2010

Aliphatic Polyester Copolymer, Method for Preparing the Same and Polylactic Acid Resin Composition Using the Same - USPTO

A block or graft copolymer including a thermoplastic resin segment and as an aliphatic polyester segment is provided. The copolymer can be used as a compatibilizer for a resin alloy comprising polylactic acid, which can reduce the consumption of petr...

Jun 2010

LOW Tg LIGNIN MIXED ESTERS - USPTO

The disclosure includes lignin mixed esters comprising first ester groups and second ester groups wherein the number of carbon atoms in the first ester group differs from the number of carbon atoms in the second ester group by 3 or more and processes...

Jun 2010

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CELLULAR AND METABOLIC ENGINEERING - USPTO

The present invention is generally directed to the evolution of new metabolic pathways and the enhancement of bioprocessing through a process herein termed recursive sequence recombination. Recursive sequence recombination entails performing iterativ...

Jun 2010

Preform for blow molding a bottle from bioresin - USPTO

A method of making a bottle whereby a polylactic acid preform is stretch blow molded into a biodegradable bioresin bottle. An injection molded polylactic acid or polylactide preform having a finish, a transition portion, a body portion, and a closed ...

Jun 2010

PHOSPHINE-BASED POLYMERS AND POLY(LACTIC ACID) MATERIAL COMPRISING THE SAME - USPTO

A phosphine-based polymer having Formula (I) is provided.

Jun 2010

Process for Recovery and Purification of Lactic Acid - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for recovery and purification of lactic acid from a fermentation broth containing lactic acid. The process comprises subjecting the fermentation broth to ultrafiltration and/or microfiltration to form a firs...

Jun 2010

Bottle made from bioresin - USPTO

A method of making a bottle whereby a polylactic acid preform is stretch blow molded into a biodegradable bioresin bottle. An injection molded polylactic acid or polylactide preform having a finish, a transition portion, a body portion, and a closed ...

Jun 2010

ANTIVIRAL AGENTS CONTAINING A FERMENTATION PRODUCT OF GARLIC BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

An antiviral substance including a fermentation product of garlic that is fermented by lactic acid bacteria is provided. More specifically, an antiviral agent including a fermentation product of garlic, that is fermented by lactic acid bacteria, as a...

Jun 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION COMPRISING CHOLINE SALTS OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for the intranasal administration comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Preferably, the pharmaceutically a...

Jun 2010

COMPOSITION COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM HAVING HIGH ANTI-ALLERGIC ACTIVITY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF THE LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

It is to provide a lactic acid bacterium having a high antiallergic activity and stable antiallergic activity that can be used effectively in various product forms and in various use applications. By conducting a heat treatment at 60 C. or more and l...

Jun 2010

WOUND OR TISSUE DRESSING COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention is directed to a wound or tissue dressing comprising a bacteria having the property of producing lactic acid from sugars by fermentation of the sugars. The bacteria preferably belongs to the family of lactic acid bacteria. The f...

Jun 2010

Natural Fiber Reinforced Polylactic Acid Resin Composition and Molded Product Using the Same - USPTO

Disclosed is a natural fiber reinforced polylactic acid resin composition that includes (A) a mixed resin including (A-1) a polylactic acid resin and (A-2) a natural fiber, (B) a coupling agent, and (C) carbon nanotubes.

Jun 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTIMUTAGENIC SUBSTANCE USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

Disclosed is a method for producing an antimutagenic substance by using a lactic acid bacterium, which can produce the antimutagenic substance in a large quantity in an extremely simple manner and is economically advantageous; particularly a method f...

Jun 2010

AGENT AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SURVIVABILITY OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM, AND FOOD COMPOSITION - EPO

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Jun 2010

ENDOTOXIN BINDING BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND BIFIDOBACTERIA - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of at least one strain of lactic acid bacteria and/or bifidobacteria having hydrophobic surface properties, for the preparation of a composition intended for the prevention or the treatment of endotoxin mediated and/o...

Jun 2010

APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTION OF SACCHARIDES FROM LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIAL BY MEANS OF HYDROLYSIS AND USE OF A CERTAIN MATERIAL IN THE APPARATUS - USPTO

The present invention relates to the use of a comparatively cheap material for the containment of at least a strongly acidic mineral acid solution highly diluted with water, by means of which saccharides are extracted from lignocellulose material by ...

Jun 2010

BIOADHESIVE CONSTRUCTS - USPTO

The invention describes substrates, such as prosthetics, films, nonwovens, meshes, etc. that are treated with a bioadhesive. The bioadhesive includes polymeric substances that have phenyl moieties with at least two hydroxyl groups. The bioadhesive co...

Jun 2010

BIOADHESIVE CONSTRUCTS - USPTO

The invention describes substrates, such as prosthetics, films, nonwovens, meshes, etc. that are treated with a bioadhesive. The bioadhesive includes polymeric substances that have phenyl moieties with at least two hydroxyl groups. The bioadhesive co...

Jun 2010

IMIDATED BIOPOLYMER ADHESIVE AND HYDROGEL - USPTO

Biologically compatible polymers carry an imide and can be used as an adhesive, a hydrogel or both. A second biologically compatible polymer reactive with the imidated polymer can be used therewith to seal openings.

Jun 2010

Combination of Hydrogenation and Base Catalyzed Depolymerization for Lignin Conversion - USPTO

A process for the conversion of lignin to chemical precursors is presented. The process comprises treating the lignin to form less acidic compounds. The process includes reacting lignin with a hydrogenation catalyst under a hydrogen atmosphere to con...

Jun 2010

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION OF GLUCOSE, ETHANOL,FURFURAL,FURANE AND LIGNIN FROM RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS - USPTO

Method and equipment for production of fermentable saccharides, ethanol, furfural, furane, lignin, acetic acid and formic acid from lignocellulosic and amylaceous materials. The method comprises one-stage or two-stage continuous thermo-compressive hy...

Jun 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN FOAMED PARTICLES FOR IN-MOLD FOAM-MOLDING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AS WELL AS METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN FOAM-MOLDED ARTICLE - USPTO

The present invention provides a method for producing polylactic acid-based resin foamed particles for in-mold foam-molding from which a polylactic acid-based resin foam-molded article excellent in heat resistance and mechanical strength can be obtai...

Jun 2010

Methods and materials for the production of D-lactic acid in yeast - USPTO

The present invention relates to biocatalysts that are cells, optimally of the Crabtree-negative phenotype, comprising expression vectors encoding genes heterologous to the cell that enable increased production of organic products. More specifically,...

Jun 2010

Process for Lignin Conversion to Chemicals or Fuels with H2 Generated from Lignin Depolymerization Products - USPTO

A process is presented for the production of high value chemicals from lignin. The process comprises combining several internal steps to use the hydrogen generated by the process, rather than adding an external source of hydrogen. The process can com...

Jun 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID - EPO

A method for producing succinic acid, the method comprising: allowing bacterial cells obtained by culturing a bacterium selected from Brevibacterium flavum, Brevibacterium lactofermentum and Corynebacterium glutamicum, or a treated product thereof to...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND FIBER THEREOF - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition wherein a ratio (L/D) of an L-lactic acid unit and a D-lactic acid unit is from 30/70 to 70/30; a weight average molecular weight (Mw) is from 100,000 to 300,000; a stereocomplex crystal content (S) is 80% or more; a mel...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND FIBER THEREOF - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition (A) comprising a polylactic acid component (B) comprising at least 90 mol % of an L-lactic acid unit and less than 10% of copolymerizing component units other than L-lactic acid, and a polylactic acid component (C) compr...

May 2010

POROUS BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER SCAFFOLDS FOR IN SITU TISSUE REGENERATION AND METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an intelligent porous biodegradable polymer scaffold for in situ tissue regeneration in which two kinds of physiologically active substances having high differentiation potential and biocompatibility are introduced in...

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