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Jul 2009

Aqueous polymer dispersions containing alkenyl succinic acid anhydrides, methods for the production thereof, and use of the same - USPTO

Aqueous alkenylsuccinic anhydride-containing polymer dispersions which are obtainable by miniemulsion polymerization of hydrophobic monoethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of alkenylsuccinic anhydrides, processes for the preparation of...

Jul 2009

Method and Composition for Priming Wood and Natural Fibres - USPTO

This invention relates to a primer composition for wood comprising a waterborne composition comprising polyamine and having a pH of at least 11.5 and a method of improving the bonding of wood with coatings such as electrostatic coatings, and adhesive...

Jul 2009

Entangled cotton byproducts and biofiber hydraulic mulch- erosion control products, and the process for their manufacture - USPTO

A method for making a hydraulically applied mulch using a natural biofiber material preferably comprising of 100% cotton byproduct or a mixture of cotton byproducts and other biomaterials selected such as, hay, grass, kenaf, straw, coconut, bamboo, h...

Jul 2009

Polylactic Acid Based Heat-Resistant Sheet - USPTO

Disclosed is a polylactic acid based heat-resistant sheet suitable for molding. The polylactic acid based heat-resistant sheet containing 50 to 95% by mass of a polylactic acid and 5 to 50% by mass of a polylactic acid-based copolymer which contains ...

Jul 2009

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING Y-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention provides a lactic acid bacterium which can produce γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) even under a coexisting condition of lactic acid and common salt in a medium at time of commencement of culturing, and a method for producing a cultur...

Jul 2009

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR CELLULOSIC ETHANOL PRODUCTION - USPTO

A cellulosic ethanol production system. Implementations may include a feed stage that may produce a raw cellulose stream from a waste cellulose stream and an algae cellulose stream. A hydrolysis stage may produce a hydrolyzed cellulose stream. A liqu...

Jul 2009

Novel Biodegradable Polymer - USPTO

The present invention relates to new biodegradable polymers. These polymers comprise biodegradable polyester-based prepolymers, to which ring-structured anhydrides which have different hydrophobicities have been connected, and which are either couple...

Jul 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...

Jul 2009

BIOPLASTICS, MONOMERS THEREOF, AND PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF FROM AGRICULTURAL FEEDSTOCKS - USPTO

The present invention relates generally to polymers and monomers derived from agricultural feedstocks, and more particularly to methods for the production of monomers from renewable agricultural resources such as feedstocks, for example canola, flax ...

Jul 2009

Organic-acid-based catalyst for production of polylactic acid - USPTO

Provided is a new organic-acid-based catalyst enabling production of a polyhydroxycarboxylic acid by direct dehydration polycondensation of a hydroxycarboxylic acid such as L-lactic acid, specifically, an organic-acid-based catalyst comprising an ami...

Jul 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN LAMINATE SHEET AND MOLDED PRODUCT THEREFROM - USPTO

The polylactic acid-based resin laminate sheet is a laminate sheet including Layer A and Layer B of a polylactic acid-based resin composition, and the Layer A and the Layer B contain poly(meth)acrylate in a specified amount. The laminate sheet is exc...

Jul 2009

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

According to an aspect of the present invention, polymers that have a plurality of well defined polymer segments linked by disulfide linkages are provided. When these disulfide linkages are broken, multiple smaller polymers of lower molecular weight ...

Jul 2009

PEELABLE SEALABLE PLA FILM - USPTO

The invention relates to a multilayer biodegradable film produced from a base layer and at least one cover layer, which has a reduced seam strength and which can be used as a cover film for containers. Containers that are sealed with the film accordi...

Jul 2009

Catalytic lactide and glycolide (co)polymerization system - USPTO

A catalytic lactide and glycolide copolymerization system comprising a trifluoromethane sulfonate as a catalyst and copolymerization additive and a copolymerization process.

Jul 2009

POLYETHER-POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND POLYLACTIC ACID FILM CONTAINING SAME - USPTO

A polyether-polylactic acid composition is excellent in storage stability, melt stability and hue. The polyether-polylactic acid composition includes a polyether and polylactic acid component and has a residual lactide content is 0.3 wt % or less, an...

Jul 2009

Microparticles containing biodegradable polymer and cationic polysaccharide for use in immunogenic compositions - USPTO

Immunogenic compositions are described herein which comprise microparticles that further comprise a biodegradable polymer. The microparticle compositions also comprise a cationic polysaccharide and an immunological species selected from an antigen, a...

Jul 2009

Polyglycolic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

A polyglycolic acid resin composition having improved moisture resistance is obtained by adding a carboxyl group-capping agent and a polymerization catalyst-deactivation agent to a polyglycolic acid resin.

Jun 2009

NOVEL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER COMPOSITION USEFUL FOR THE PREPARATION OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SAID COMPOSITION - USPTO

The invention disclosed in this application relates to a novel biodegradable additive polymer composition useful for the preparation of biodegradable plastic products which comprises of a mixture of (i) a polymer selected from Polyethylene, polypropy...

Jun 2009

Metabolic engineering of lipid metabolism by improving fatty acid binding and transport - USPTO

CHI like fatty acid binding proteins and genes, recombinant cells and organisms, methods of metabolic pathway engineering to improve lipid production in cells, Crystal structures of CHI like fatty acid binding proteins, methods of engineering CHI lik...

Jun 2009

Method for producing 1,2-propylene glycol using bio-based glycerol - USPTO

This invention disclosed a method for producing 1,2-propylene glycol from bio-based glycerol. In this method, a CuO—CeO2—SiO2 catalyst is filled into a fixed bed reactor, a glycerol solution is flowed into the reactor together with hydrogen gas in a ...

Jun 2009

METABOLICALLY ENGINEERED LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND THEIR USE - USPTO

Mutants of lactic acid bacteria including Lactococcus lactis which are defective in pyruvate formate-lyase production and/or in their lactate dehydrogenase (Ldh) production and methods of isolating such mutants or variants are provided. The mutants a...

Jun 2009

Thermoformed article made from renewable polymer and heat-resistant polymer - USPTO

The present invention provides articles comprising a thermoformable composite comprising: a core comprising a renewable polymer having: (a) a Ts value of up to about 90° C.; and (b) a heat distortion index of up to about 90° C.; and a heat-resistant ...

Jun 2009

Mussel Bioadhesive - USPTO

The present invention relates to a bioadhesive derived from mussel. In particular, it relates to a novel Mytilus galloprovincialis foot protein type 5 (MGFP-5) and a recombinant protein that is a hybrid of MGFP-5 and foot protein type 1 (FP-1), where...

Jun 2009

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM WITH HIGH BARRIER - USPTO

A metallized laminate film exhibiting improved moisture barrier property as well as maintaining a high bio-polymer content and degradability property is disclosed. The laminate film includes a first core layer of polylactic acid polymer and a second ...

Jun 2009

PROCESS TO PRODUCE BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM AT HIGH TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION RATES - USPTO

A biaxially oriented laminate film including a first amorphous polylactic acid polymer heat sealable resin layer and a second core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and 2-10 wt % of the core layer of an ethylene-acrylate ...

Jun 2009

RELIABILITY DETECTOR FOR TPS DATA DECODING, PARTICULARLY IN DIGITAL TELEVISIONS - USPTO

For digital TVs, transmission parameter signaling (TPS) data are normally required to be decoded and checked in every signal frame. In the Chinese DTV-T standard, these TPS data are transmitted over subcarriers in a contiguous frequency band of width...

Jun 2009

Lignin-Solvent Fuel and Method and Apparatus for Making Same - USPTO

The present invention is a process and apparatus for forming various bio-products from cellulosic plant material. The plant material is subjected to a pulping step in which lignin is extracted from the material by an aqueous lignin solvent to form a ...

Jun 2009

METHOD FOR PREVENTING FUMARIC ACID DEPOSITS IN THE PRODUCTION OF MALEIC ACID ANHYDRIDE - USPTO

The present invention provides a process for preventing fumaric acid deposits in the preparation of maleic anhydride, comprising the following steps:

Jun 2009

Biodegradable Polymer, Production Method Thereof, Molded Product Thereof, and Use Thereof - USPTO

The problem of the invention is to provide a novel biodegradable polymer without water solubility (hygroscopicity), but with moldability and excellent water disintegratability and biodegradability, a production method thereof, a molded product thereo...

Jun 2009

LIPOTEICHOIC ACID FROM LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND ITS USE TO MODULATE IMMUNE RESPONSES MADIATED BY GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA, POTENTIAL PATHOGENIC GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA - USPTO

The invention relates to a composition for modulating the immune responses induced by Gram negative bacteria, potential pathogenic Gram positive bacteria and/or their derivatives, comprising lipoteichoic acid from lactic acid bacteria as an active in...

May 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID-MODIFIED POLYCARBODIIMIDE COMPOUND AND POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE COMPRISING THE SAME - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid-modified polycarbodiimide compound which imparts hydrolysis resistance by formulation with a polylactic acid resin and also thereby improves mechanical property. The present invention also relates to...

May 2009

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA PRODUCING NISIN AT HIGH CONCENTRATION AND METHOD FOR SELECTING THE SAME - USPTO

The present invention provides lactic acid bacteria producing Nisin, a method for selecting the same, and foods or feeds using the lactic acid bacteria.

May 2009

Anti-inflammatory activity from lactic acid bacteria - USPTO

In the present invention, lactic acid bacteria produce soluble factors (such as peptides or proteins) that block inflammatory responses in a mechanism that depends on G proteins and is post-transcriptional to effectively block protein production or s...

May 2009

METHOD TO CONTROL CELL ADHESION AND GROWTH ON BIOPOLYMER SURFACES - USPTO

Methods for treating surfaces of polymeric substrates (as used in medical implants) with inert plasmas to promote the growth of bioentities (such as cells) on these surfaces is disclosed. The treated surfaces are subsequently exposed to an environmen...

May 2009

METHOD OF PRODUCING HODGE CARBONYLS AND OLIGOMERIC LIGNIN - USPTO

A method of treating biomass feed by pyrolyzing it in the presence of superheated steam at a selected temperature for a sufficient time to produce at least one product stream.

May 2009

Speeding Cure Rate Of Bioadhesives - USPTO

The present disclosure provides compositions having reduced viscosity which may be used as adhesives or tissue sealants, and includes methods for speeding the cure rate of such compositions.

May 2009

Polyglycolic Acid Resin Particle Composition and Process for Production Thereof - USPTO

A particulate polyglycolic acid resin composition, comprising: a blend of a first particulate polyglycolic acid resin and a second particulate polyglycolic acid resin each having a moisture content of at most 110 ppm and providing a ratio of melt-vis...

May 2009

Polymer Blends Of Biodegradable Or Bio-Based And Synthetic Polymers And Foams Thereof - USPTO

The present invention relates to compositions comprising blends of alkenyl aromatic polymers such as styrenic polymers (i.e. PS and HIPS) and bio-based or biodegradable polymers (i.e. PLA, PGA, PHA, PBS, PCL) compatibilized with styrene-based copolym...

May 2009

PROCESS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Process for the modification of a polymer or copolymer having the following general structure for one or more of the repeating units: (1) wherein n is an integer, m is an integer in the range 0 to 6, and R is selected from hydrogen, substituted or un...

May 2009

STIMULUS-RESPONSIVE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION - USPTO

There is presently provided a stimulus-responsive polymer comprising a biodegradable polymer backbone and a stimulus-responsive pendant group attached to the biodegradable polymer backbone, wherein the biodegradable polymer backbone comprises a poly(...

May 2009

METHOD FOR FABRICATING AEROGELS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN BIOCOMPOSITES - USPTO

The present invention discloses a method for fabricating aerogels, a method for fabricating surface-modified aerogels, and a method for fabricating biocomposites. Take the fabricating method of biocomposites for example, first, a precursor solution i...

May 2009

Selection and use of lactic acid bacteria for reducing dental caries and bacteria causing dental caries - USPTO

New strains of Lactobacillus that have been selected for their capability of improved reduction the number of Streptococcus mutans in the mouth of mammals through inhibiting activity in combination with better binding to the oral mucins and dental pl...

May 2009

Process for Producing Polyglycolic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

A particulate polyglycolic acid resin composition suitable as a material for various forming processes in produced through a process characterized by comprising: cooling a polyglycolic acid resin composition having a residual glycolide content of at ...

May 2009

CHARGED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - USPTO

In accordance with one aspect of the invention, implantable medical devices are provided which include polymeric compositions that comprise at least one type of biodegradable ionic polymer. The at least one type of biodegradable ionic polymer compris...

May 2009

BRANCHED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, A MACROMONOMER, PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF SAME, AND THEIR USE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of branched biodegradable polymers comprising of the steps of: (a) preparing a macromonomer by ring-opening polymerization of at least one cyclic ester, cyclic carbonate, and/or cyclic ca...

May 2009

Modification of plant lignin content - USPTO

DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce...

Apr 2009

Selection and use of lactic acid bacteria for reducing inflammation caused by helicobacter - USPTO

Strains of Lactobacillus which have been selected for their capability of reducing gastrointestinal inflammation, such as that due to Helicobacter pylori, and products derived from these strains, including agents for treatment or prophylaxis of infla...

Apr 2009

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced.

Apr 2009

RANDOM AMORPHOUS TERPOLYMER CONTAINING LACTIDE AND GLYCOLIDE - USPTO

The present invention provides an amorphous terpolymer for a coating on an implantable device for controlling release of drug and methods of making and using the same

Apr 2009

Heterologous Production of Capreomycin and Generation of New Capreomycin Derivatives Through Metabolic Engineering - USPTO

Provided are nucleic acid molecules comprising at least a functional fragment of the capreomycin biosynthetic gene cluster, polypeptides encoded by the cluster and recombinant host cells transformed with any of the nucleic acid molecules disclosed he...

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