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3409 Patent Applications

Oct 2010

Immunity enhancing lactic acid bacteria - EPO

Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and HN 067, Lactobacillus acidophilus HN017, and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 are claimed. Each strain provides immune enhancing effects when ingested.

Oct 2010

Biocompatible and Biodegradable Biopolymer Matrix - USPTO

The present invention provides a biodegradable biopolymer matrix for surgical and/or therapeutic use comprising chitosan hydrochloride and dextran dialdehyde is in the ratio of 1:1 to 1:2. The invention further provides a process for preparing the bi...

Oct 2010

INJECTABLE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER COMPOSITIONS FOR SOFT TISSUE REPAIR AND AUGMENTATION - USPTO

Methods for soft tissue repair and/or augmentation using injectable, biodegradable polymers are described herein. In one embodiment, the polymer compositions are liquid or pastes at room temperature. In a preferred embodiment, the polymer composition...

Oct 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID GLOVES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME - USPTO

Biodegradable disposable gloves and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed in which the elastomeric material used to manufacture the gloves includes a polylactic acid polymer component in combination with a biodegradable plasticizer.

Oct 2010

Electron transfer dissociation for biopolymer sequence analysis - EPO

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, ...

Oct 2010

EXTENDED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING METOPROLOL SUCCINATE - USPTO

An extended release pharmaceutical composition comprising metoprolol succinate and at least two pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, wherein the first pharmaceutically acceptable excipient is an extended release agent; the second pharmaceutically ...

Oct 2010

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Provided herein is a composition comprising a poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) substantially free of acidic impurities wherein the poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) is selected from poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid), poly(L-lactic acid), poly(D-la...

Oct 2010

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF GAMMA-AMINO BUTYRIC ACID (GABA) BY THE USE OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA (LAB) ON AGRO-AND FOOD-INDUSTRY SURPLUS - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from Lactococcus lactis ssp. DSM 19464 and from Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 19463 or from their associations on must. In particular, this invention contemplates ...

Oct 2010

SENSOR FOR MEASURING A BIOANALYTE SUCH AS LACTATE - USPTO

The present disclosure relates to a sensor including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers. The sensor also includes a sensing material coating at least some of the fibers, and an insulating layer that surrounds the electrically conductive fi...

Oct 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING REGENERATED BIOPOLYMERS AND REGENERATED PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY SAID METHOD - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for producing regenerated biopolymers in the form of carbohydrates, using a solvent system that contains the biopolymers dissolved therein. The solvent system is based on a melted ionic liquid and optionally a protic...

Sep 2010

METHOD FOR STABILIZING POLYMERS CONTAINING REPEATING LACTIC ACID UNITS, AND STABILIZED POLYMERS SO MADE - USPTO

Metal catalyst residues in resins containing polymerized lactic acid units, such as polylactides, are deactivated by treatment with a polymer or copolymer that contain pendant acid groups and pendant ester groups, with an acid-containing PLA resin, o...

Sep 2010

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

The survival of lactic acid bacterial strains such as probiotic bacteria contained in yogurt etc. is improved. A lactic acid bacterium survival improver including a propionic acid bacterium fermentation product to improve the survival of a lactic aci...

Sep 2010

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED METALLIZED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM WITH HIGH METAL ADHESION AND HIGH BARRIER PROPERTIES - USPTO

Metallized multi-layer biaxially oriented polylactic acid base polymer (BOPLA) films that exhibits improved barrier properties and metal adhesion. The films include a core layer including crystalline polylactic acid base polymer, a first skin layer c...

Sep 2010

ANTIVIRAL TOPICAL FORMULATIONS IN THE FORM OF A BIO-ADHESIVE GEL - USPTO

The invention relates to topical formulations in the form of a bioadhesive hydrophilic gel comprising acyclovir as active ingredient, Sodium hyaluronate and an acrylic polymer. Said formulations improve the local administration of acyclovir in the tr...

Sep 2010

Bio-based coating composition and its coated article - USPTO

There are provided: a bio-based coating composition which is a bio-based ingredient coating composition in consideration of environment and does not need any expensive ingredient and is also excellent in hydrolysis resistance; and an article coated w...

Sep 2010

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID AMIDE COMPOUND - USPTO

Disclosed is a novel process for producing a compound represented by the general formula (1) by using a microorganism, wherein the compound is useful as a plant growth stimulant. Specifically disclosed is a process for producing a succinic acid amide...

Sep 2010

Acidic Lactic Acid Bacteria Beverage And Method Of Producing Acidic Lactic Acid Bacteria Beverage - USPTO

An acidic lactic acid bacteria beverage having a favorable flavor and an improved survival rate for bifidobacteria. The acidic lactic acid bacteria beverage of the present invention includes bifidobacteria and inulin, wherein the inulin is not fermen...

Sep 2010

PRODUCTION METHODS FOR SOLUBILIZED LIGNIN, SACCHARIDE RAW MATERIAL AND MONOSACCHARIDE RAW MATERIAL, AND SOLUBILIZED LIGNIN - USPTO

A new lignin degradation product, a method for producing the same, and methods for producing a saccharide raw material and a monosaccharide raw material are provided.

Sep 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID-CONTAINING RESIN COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

A polylactic acid-containing resin composition that include (a) a polylactic acid and (b) a (meth)acrylic copolymer having a molecular weight in excess of 30,000 and that is the reaction product of a monomer mixture including a methyl (meth)acrylate ...

Sep 2010

BIO-TONER CONTAINING BIO-RESIN, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRINTING WITH BIO-TONER CONTAINING BIO-RESIN - USPTO

A bio-toner for use in electrophotographic image forming that contains a bio-resin component that is at least partially derived from a renewable resource is provided. A method of making the bio-toner that contains a bio-resin component for use in ele...

Sep 2010

METHOD FOR CHECKING AND CONTROLLING THE MAMMALIAN LACTIC ACID FERMENTATION PROCESS/AEROBIC GLUCOSE FERMENTATION METABOLIC PATHWAY IN MAMMALIAN ORGANISM - USPTO

The method for qualitative and quantitative detecting of the extend of use and the correct process flow of the mammalian aerobic glucose fermentation metabolic pathway (mam-aGF) in a mammalian individual is characterized in that the enzyme TKTL1 is u...

Sep 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BIO-BASED POLYMERIC SHOE COMPONENT - USPTO

A method for producing a bio-based polymeric shoe component includes: preparing a blend from a composition including 5˜50 weight parts of a modified starch, 50˜95 weight parts of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, 5˜30 weight parts of a filler, 1˜5...

Sep 2010

Integrated system for producing value-added products from lignin produced in the manufacturing of cellulosic ethanol - USPTO

A more efficient and economical production/processing/utilization system for managing waste lignin produced in the manufacturing of cellulosic ethanol. The process is also more environmentally sound as the multiple uses of a single feedstock on and o...

Sep 2010

rBSA from K. lactis Expression, Secretion and Purification of Recombinant Bovine Serum Albumin (rBSA) from K. lactis and uses thereof - USPTO

A recombinant BSA (rBSA) that (a) substantially lacks deoxyribonuclease activity as determined by incubating rBSA with linear DNA overnight and gel electrophoresis, (b) lacks animal viruses associated with animal-derived cell growth supplements; and ...

Sep 2010

SURFACE SANITIZER FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY BASED ON THREE NEW LACTIC ACID BACTERIA THAT HAVE ANTAGONISTIC ACTION AGAINST Listeria monocytogenes, THE MICROORGANISM THAT CAUSES LISTERIOSIS IN HUMANS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a formulation useful to control Listeria monocytogenes that comprises three new lactic acid bacteria, namely Carnobacterium maltaromaticum ATCC® PTA-9380, C. maltaromaticum ATCC® PTA-9381 and Enterococcus mundtii ATCC...

Sep 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN COMPOSITION, POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED FILM, MOLDED PRODUCT USING THE FILM, ELONGATED FILM, HEAT-SHRINKABLE LABEL, AND CONTAINER HAVING THE LABEL THEREON - USPTO

A polylactic acid-based resin composition comprising: 50-90 mass % of a polylactic acid-based resin (A); and 10-50 mass % of a polyolefin-based resin (B), heat quantity of crystallization of the polyolefin-based resin (B) being 40 J/g or less as meas...

Sep 2010

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

The invention herein relates to the use of nonpathogenic, antiinflammatory 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 inflamm...

Sep 2010

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER SCAFFOLD AND PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for preparation of a biodegradable polymer scaffold using biodegradable polymer, surfactant and alcohol. The biodegradable polymer scaffold obtained from the process disclosed is useful for tissue engineerin...

Sep 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, TEXTILE PRODUCTS OBTAINED THEREFROM, AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING TEXTILE PRODUCTS - USPTO

A polylactic acid monofilament includes a linear polylactic acid with a relative viscosity ηrel of in the range of 2.7 to 4.5, prepared from lactic acid monomers wherein at least 95 mol % of the lactic acid is an L-isomer, and wherein the resin conta...

Sep 2010

Use of alkali metal lactate in curing of seafood surimi products - EPO

The present invention discloses a method for the preparation of a cured seafood surimi product comprising: providing raw fish surimi; mixing the raw surimi with an alkali metal lactate in an amount of 0.1 to 10 % (w/w), and an additional ingredient a...

Sep 2010

Bio-based polyol - EPO

A polyol having a substituent of formula (I) attached via a carbon-carbon single bond to a saturated carbon atom in a fatty acid hydrocarbyl group; wherein R1 and R2 are esterified residues of aliphatic or cycloaliphatic diols; and from 0 to 15 wt %...

Sep 2010

BIO-BASED POLYOL - USPTO

A polyol having a substituent of formula (I)

Sep 2010

BRASSIERE AND BRASSIERE ACCESSORY ESPECIALLY FOR LACTATING MOTHERS - USPTO

A breast receiving cup (1) of multi-layered construction is provided that includes a structural layer (2, 10) for operatively maintaining, or assisting in the maintenance of, the basic shape of the cup, and wherein there is laminated to the structura...

Sep 2010

COPOLYMER COMPRISING 4-HYDROXYBUTYRATE UNIT AND LACTATE UNIT AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - USPTO

The present invention relates to a copolymer comprising 4-hydroxybutyrate monomer unit and lactate monomer unit, a copolymer 4-hydroxybutyrate monomer unit, lactate monomer unit and 3-hydroxyalkanoate, or their preparing method. More specifically, th...

Sep 2010

Bio-Based In-Line High Barrier Metalized Film and Process for its Production - USPTO

Bio-based high barrier metalized film such as PLA or PHA has an adhesion layer coated or co-extruded with the bio-based film and a metal oxide is disposed on the adhesion layer. The adhesion layer can be a co-extruded polyethylene terephthalate, nylo...

Sep 2010

Functionalized lignin, rubber containing functionalized lignin and products containing such rubber composition - EPO

A functionalized lignin is described. The functionalized lignin comprises lignin containing resident constituents comprising at least one of hydroxyl, methoxyl, carbonyl, carboxy and sulfonate moieties, as well as aromatic components. At least one of...

Sep 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM-CONTAINING PREPARATION - EPO

An object of the present invention is to provide a useful composition that contains a highly safe lactic acid bacterium or a component derived from this lactic acid bacterium. The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one lac...

Aug 2010

Reagents and Methods for Cyanobacterial Production of Bioplastics and Biomaterials - USPTO

The present invention provides reagents and methods for biomaterial production from cyanobacteria.

Aug 2010

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A POLYGLYCOLIC ACID RESIN-BASED MULTILAYER SHEET - USPTO

A polyglycolic acid resin-based multilayer sheet is formed by laminating a biological polymer substrate sheet and a polyglycolic acid resin with each other via an aqueous adhesive layer. The multilayer sheet is formed of biodegradable materials as a ...

Aug 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM HAVING EFFECT OF LOWERING BLOOD URIC ACID LEVEL - EPO

The present invention provides lactic acid bacteria which are suitable for use for dietary products and pharmaceuticals, and which can suppress the increase of blood uric acid level.

Aug 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA HAVING ACTION OF LOWERING BLOOD URIC ACID LEVEL - EPO

Various types of lactic acid bacteria were cultured in the presence of a purine, the amount of the purine consumed and the amount of purine degradation products produced were, measured, and several lactic acid bacteria showing remarkable purme-decomp...

Aug 2010

EXPRESSION CASSETTE FOR LACTASE DEHYDROGENASE, TRANSFORMED YEAST AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - EPO

Provided are a gene expressing cassette coding lactate dehydrogenase that is needed for prevention of deterioration in lactic acid yield and lactic acid production rate in continuous culture with simultaneous filtration of a yeast strain having a lac...

Aug 2010

INJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF AN ORGANIC FIBER-REINFORCED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN - USPTO

An object of providing an injection-molded polylactic acid resin article composed of a resin composition with a polylactic acid resin content of 50% by weight or more, which has a higher strength than conventional articles and is applicable as a cons...

Aug 2010

BIOPOLYMER POWDER GELATING/JETTING APPARATUS - USPTO

A system is provided for efficiently gelating and injecting a constant amount of biopolymer powder for effectively using biopolymer in sealing, stanching, and prevention of adhesion of a post-surgical site. Powder transfer line 320 for transferring b...

Aug 2010

INJECTION MOLDINGS OF NATURAL-FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC RESIN - EPO

The invention provides a natural fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin injection molding having an excellent ability to discharge static electricity. The natural fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin injection molding is obtained by injection-molding w...

Aug 2010

LACTIDE/ -CAPROLACTONE COPOLYMER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIDE/ -CAPROLACTONE COPOLYMER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT, MEDICAL IMPLANT AND ARTIFICIAL DURA MATER - EPO

An object of the present invention is to provide a flexible lactide-ε-caprolactone copolymer for a medical implant that is extremely safe as a result of not containing higher alcohol and is useful for fabricating medical implants requiring flexibilit...

Aug 2010

CARBON MICROPARTICLE PRODUCED FROM RAW MATERIAL LIGNIN, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - EPO

The present invention provides a method for preparing a carbon microparticle from an organic raw material having lignin as a main constituent, and a carbon microparticle obtained thereby. An aqueous solution with 5% total concentration of lignin and ...

Aug 2010

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

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...

Aug 2010

Materials and Methods for Efficient Lactic Acid Production - USPTO

The present invention provides derivatives of Escherichia coli constructed for the production of lactic acid. The transformed E. coli of the invention are prepared by deleting the genes that encode competing pathways followed by a growth-based select...

Aug 2010

FUNCTIONALIZED LIGNIN, RUBBER CONTAINING FUNCTIONALIZED LIGNIN AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING SUCH RUBBER COMPOSITION - USPTO

The invention relates to functionalized lignin, rubber compositions which contain functionalized lignin and to products which have at least one component comprised of such rubber composition.

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