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3227 Patent Applications

Apr 2010

SCOURING MATERIAL COMPRISING NATURAL FIBRES - USPTO

A scouring material comprises a three-dimensional non-woven web (3) of entangled fibres (5) bonded to one another at mutual contact points (7). The fibres comprise natural vegetable fibres in an amount of at least 50% by weight, and crimped synthetic...

Apr 2010

FOAMED SHEET OF POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, FOAM MOLDING OF POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN AND METHOD OF PREPARING FOAM MOLDING - USPTO

A foamed sheet of a base resin containing 50 to 100% by weight of a polylactic acid resin and having an apparent density of 63 to 630 kg/m3, a thickness of 0.5 to 7 mm and endothermic and exothermic calorific values of ΔHendo:2 and ΔHexo:2, respectiv...

Apr 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

There is provided is a method for producing lactic acid from glycerol, which comprises culturing a specific bacterium capable of producing lactic acid in a culture medium containing glycerol, or making cells of the bacterium, processed cells of the b...

Apr 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA STRAIN AND ITS USE FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOOD PRODUCTS - USPTO

The present invention refers to a strain of Lactobacillus curvatusbacteria deposited in the Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen and Zellkulturen GmBH (DSMZ) under the accession number DSM 18775, as well as to compositions, cultures and food product...

Apr 2010

Use of probiotic lactic acid bacteria for balancing the skin's immune system - USPTO

The present invention pertains to the use of probiotics for the preparation of a carrier for balancing the skin's immune function. In particular, the present invention pertains to the use of probiotic micro-organisms for balancing the skin's immune f...

Apr 2010

SOLUBLE SALT PRODUCED FROM A BIOPOLYMER AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SALT - USPTO

Modifications to the extracellular polymeric substance, predominantly extracellular polysaccharide, of a biopolymer produced by Rhizobium tropici ATCC 49672 yield a stable dry salt transported more easily than a fluid or gel and more stable than eith...

Apr 2010

ENHANCED IRON-SULFUR CLUSTER FORMATION FOR INCREASED DIHYDROXY-ACID DEHYDRATASE ACTIVITY IN LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

Lactic acid bacteria expressing dihydroxyacid dehydratase polypeptides with increased specific activity are disclosed. The lactic acid bacteria comprise recombinant genes encoding iron-sulfur cluster forming proteins.

Apr 2010

ENHANCED DIHYDROXY-ACID DEHYDRATASE ACTIVITY IN LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

Lactic acid bacterial (LAB) cells were modified such that they have a specific activity of dihydroxy-acid dehydratase enzyme activity that is increased to about 0.1 μmol min−1 mg−1. LAB cells with even higher activities of 0.2 to 0.6 μmol min−1 mg−1 ...

Apr 2010

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE LENGTH OF BIOPOLYMERS AND DISTANCES BETWEEN PROBES BOUND THERETO - USPTO

Devices and methods for detecting the length of analytes and/or sequencing analytes are provided in which two or more electrical signals are obtained as an analyte traverses a fluidic channel. Detection of the relative position of probes hybridized t...

Apr 2010

BLEND OF AROMATIC POLYCARBONATE AND POLYLACTIC ACID, THE METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND THE USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present disclosure pertains to a blend of aromatic polycarbonate and polylactic acid, the method for preparing the same and the use thereof. In the present invention a transesterification catalyst is added during the preparing process with regard...

Mar 2010

INJECTION MOLDED ARTICLE OF FIBER-REINFORCED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN - EPO

Provided is an injection-molded article of a fiber-reinforced polylactic acid resin, which is excellent in mechanical strength and flame retardancy, and still has a high recyclability. The injection-molded article of a fiber-reinforced polylactic aci...

Mar 2010

EJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF PET-FIBER-REINFORCED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - EPO

Provided is a manufacturing method for injection-molded articles, comprising subjecting a resin composition for use in injection molding, which contains a polylactic acid resin and PET fibers with a lactic acid component content of 50% by weight or m...

Mar 2010

DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA ORIGINATING IN LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - EPO

An immunoregulator that is safe and efficiently incorporated into cells along with a production process thereof are provided. Double-stranded RNA derived from lactic acid bacteria, an immunoregulator having for an active ingredient thereof double-str...

Mar 2010

SYNTHETIC MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURES COMPRISING BIOPOLYMER FIBRES - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for the in vitro preparation of a synthetic multi-layer structure comprising biopolymer fibers, wherein the biopolymer fibers in each layer are unidirectionally and uniformly oriented, which comprises successive poly...

Mar 2010

Dual Character Biopolymer Useful in Cleaning Products - USPTO

New cleaning compositions including novel amphoteric dispersant polymers containing anionic and nitrogen containing substitution are disclosed. In particular, cleaning compositions containing modified polysaccharides having anionic and nitrogen conta...

Mar 2010

Modified Lignin Biopolymer Useful in Cleaning Compositions - USPTO

Novel modified lignin polymers containing anionic, cationic, and/or alkoxy substitution are disclosed. Further, new cleaning compositions including the novel substituted lignin polymers are disclosed. Methods of forming the modified lignin polymers a...

Mar 2010

Detergent Composition Containing Suds Boosting and Suds Stabilizing Modified Biopolymer - USPTO

New cleaning compositions including novel suds boosting and stabilization biopolymers containing alkoxy, anionic and nitrogen containing substitution are disclosed. In particular, cleaning compositions including suds boosting and stabilization biopol...

Mar 2010

Succinic acid diester derivative, process for production thereof, and use of the derivative in the production of pharmaceutical preparation - USPTO

The present invention provides with a process of preparing an optically active succinimide derivative, which is a key intermediate for production of ranirestat. A compound (3) is easily prepared by treating the derivative of succinic acid diester of ...

Mar 2010

MONODISPERSE THERMO-RESPONSIVE MICROGELS OF POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL) ANALOGUE-BASED BIOPOLYMERS, THEIR MANUFACTURE, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS - USPTO

Composition, processes, techniques, and apparatus for synthesizing monodisperse microgels based on poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) derivative polymers by using precipitation polymerization. These microgels are hydrophilic and have the adjustable volume p...

Mar 2010

Treating Inflammatory Pain in Mucosa of the Oral Cavity Using Mucosal Prolonged Release Bioadhesive Therapeutic Carriers. - EPO

The present invention concerns a pharmaceutical composition comprising an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist for preventing or treating inflammatory pain and diseases in mucosa of oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. In another aspect the present invent...

Mar 2010

METHODS AND GENETIC CONSTRUCTS FOR MODIFICATION OF LIGNIN COMPOSITION OF CORN COBS - USPTO

Expression cassettes causing specific regulatory control of transgene expression in plants, wherein the expression cassettes include regulatory sequences from the MADS gene family for expression of recombinant gene products in the reproductive tissue...

Mar 2010

NANO-CATALYTIC-SOLVO-THERMAL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM BIO-REFINERIES - USPTO

Methods of making glucose and/or furfural from biomass require one or more supercritical fluids that may be used to process biomass, cellulose from the biomass, and/or xylose from the biomass. Examples of supercritical fluids for use in processing bi...

Mar 2010

A method for the production of bioadhesive compact matrices - EPO

A method for the preparation of a bioadhesive compact matrix, which comprises the preparation of a uniform mixture of powders comprising one alkylcellulose or one hydroxyalkylcellulose and a non-water-soluble, water-swellable cross-linked polycarboxy...

Mar 2010

BIOPOLYMER OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - USPTO

A method of manufacturing a biopolymer optical waveguide includes providing a biopolymer, unwinding the biopolymer progressively to extract individual biopolymer fibers, and putting the unwound fibers under tension. The tensioned fibers are then cast...

Mar 2010

Lactic acid production from concentrated raw sugar beet juice - USPTO

The present invention is in the field of the preparation of lactic acid by means of fermentation on industrial scale wherein a concentrated raw beet juice having a Brix of at least 60 is used as fermentation substrate. After dilution to the desired i...

Mar 2010

PRODUCTION OF BIO-BASED MATERIALS USING PHOTOBIOREACTORS WITH BINARY CULTURES - USPTO

A method, device and system for producing preselected products, (either finished products or preselected intermediary products) from biobased precursors or Co2 and/or bicarbonate. The principal features of the present invention include a method where...

Mar 2010

SUCCINATE SALT OF 2-((4-(1-METHYL-4-PYRIDIN-4-YL)-1H-PYRAZOL-3-YL)PHENOXY)METHYL)QUINOLINE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a succinate salt of 2-((4-(1-methyl-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)phenoxy)methyl)quinoline, and to a method for treating disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and other disorders in a mammal, including a hu...

Mar 2010

POLYMORPHS OF O-DESMETHYL VENLAFAXINE SUCCINATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to crystalline forms of O-desmethyl venlafaxine (ODV) succinate monohydrate, namely Forms I and II, in pure form and to novel processes for their preparation. The present invention provides a process for the preparation ...

Mar 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID BLOWN FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - USPTO

The invention provides polylactic acid (PLA) films substantially free of plasticizers and methods of manufacturing same by blown film process are provided. PLA films are environmentally degradable and have applications in, at least, packaging and lab...

Mar 2010

PROCESS OF PRODUCING POLYLACTIC ACID - USPTO

It is an object of the present invention to produce a polylactic acid having a high molecular weight such as a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of more than 100,000 from which only a stereocomplex crystal is grown even by repeating melting and cr...

Mar 2010

CROSSLINKED COATINGS COMPRISING LACTIDE - USPTO

Crosslinked coatings comprising a reaction product of a compound containing two or more active hydrogen groups and a lactide are disclosed, as are substrates coated therewith.

Mar 2010

TRANSGENIC SWEET SORGHUM WITH ALTERED LIGNIN COMPOSITION AND PROCESS OF PREPARATION THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention provides a sweet sorghum plant characterized by altered lignin content and/or altered lignin composition compared to a wild plant and this is achieved by manipulating the expression of caffeoylCoA-O-methyltransferae (CCoAOMT) in...

Mar 2010

BIOADHESIVE DIRECTED SOMATIC CELL THERAPY - USPTO

The subject invention is related to a cell-mediated gene therapy treatment using a cell composition that includes bioadhesive material. The bioadhesive material allows targeted and localized delivery of therapeutic somatic cells to the site of intere...

Mar 2010

RADIATION CURABLE COATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A LACTIDE REACTION PRODUCT - USPTO

A coating comprising the reaction product of a natural oil derived polyol, a lactide and a radiation curable moiety, such as a (meth)acrylate, are disclosed.

Mar 2010

COATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE REACTION PRODUCT OF A BIOMASS DERIVED POLYOL AND A LACTIDE - USPTO

A coating comprising the reaction product of a biomass derived polyol and a lactide are disclosed. Substrates coated at least in part with these coatings are also disclosed.

Mar 2010

METHODS OF CONCENTRATING SHEAR-SENSITIVE BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The invention relates generally to methods of concentrating mixtures including shear sensitive biopolymers, such as von Willebrand Factor. Conventional methods of concentrating biopolymers impart too much shear stress, which causes the degradation of...

Mar 2010

Environmentally-Friendly Polylactic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

An environmentally-friendly polylactic acid resin composition includes (A) a mixed resin including (a1) a polylactic acid (PLA) resin and (a2) a polycarbonate resin, and (B) a compatibilizer capable of forming a stereo-complex with the polylactic aci...

Mar 2010

RADIATION CURABLE COATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A LACTIDE REACTION PRODUCT - USPTO

A coating comprising the reaction product of a natural oil derived polyol, a lactide and a radiation curable moiety, such as a (meth)acrylate, are disclosed.

Mar 2010

MODULATING LIGNIN IN PLANTS - USPTO

Materials and methods for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) lignin content in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding lignin-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to generate...

Mar 2010

Porphyrin containing lactic acid bacterial cells and use thereof - EPO

Culturally modified lactic acid bacterial cells containing a porphyrin compound and their use in a novel method of reducing the oxygen content in a food and feed product or starting material is provided and means of improving the shelf life and/or qu...

Mar 2010

Yeast and method of producing L-lactic acid - EPO

The yeast according to the present invention is yeast comprising an introduced gene coding a frog-derived L-lactate dehydrogenase.

Mar 2010

Administration unit comprising lactic acid bacteria - EPO

The present invention relates to an administration unit comprising a core comprising at least one lactic acid bacteria. The core is surrounded by a first envelope. The inventive administration unit is suitable for use in the prophylaxis and/or treatm...

Feb 2010

METHOD FOR ISOLATION OF BIOPOLYMER BY USING RE-CIRCULATING CHROMATOGRAPHY - USPTO

It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for isolating biopolymers, which is capable of simultaneously isolating many types of biopolymers from a single biological sample under the same conditions. The present invention provides a...

Feb 2010

PDC-LACTIC ACID COPOLYESTER AND MOLDED PRODUCT THEREOF - USPTO

A polyester containing a biomass-derived material in a repeating unit structure and having all of sufficient mechanical strength, easy mold processability into a molded product such as fiber or film, and biodegradability, is provided.

Feb 2010

METHOD FOR OBTAINING VARIANTS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA USABLE FOR PRODUCING VITAMIN K2 AND APPLICATION TO THE PREPARATION OF FOOD PRODUCTS - USPTO

The present invention relates to the production of variants of lactic bacteria stems that produce, under standard fermentation conditions, at least about 1.2 times more K2 vitamin than the starting lactic bacteria stems cultured in the same condition...

Feb 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PYRROLIDONES FROM SUCCINATES FROM FERMENTATION BROTHS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for preparing a compound II or a composition comprising the compound II

Feb 2010

BIOPOLYMERS AS WET STRENGTH ADDITIVES - USPTO

The invention concerns the use of a combination of an anionic polysaccharide having a preferred carboxyl content of 0.2-0.4 per monosaccharide unit and an aldehyde content of less than 0.5 aldehyde group per anionic acid group, and a cationic polymer...

Feb 2010

BIODEGRADABLE POLYLACTIC ACIDS FOR USE IN FORMING FIBERS - USPTO

A method for forming a biodegradable polylactic acid suitable for use in fibers is provided. Specifically, a polylactic acid is melt processed at a controlled water content to initiate a hydrolysis reaction. Without intending to be limited by theory,...

Feb 2010

MUTANTS OF PHA SYNTHASE FROM PSEUDOMONAS SP. 6-19 AND METHOD FOR PREPARING LACTATE HOMOPOLYMER OR COPOLYMER USING THE SAME - USPTO

The present invention relates to polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase (PHA synthase) mutant originated from Pseudomonas sp. 6-19 (KCTC 11027BP) which can prepare lactate polymer and/or copolymer by using lactyl-CoA as a substrate. The present invention rela...

Feb 2010

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

An apparatus for producing lactic acid according to the invention comprises a reactor carrying out: subjecting glycerin to a hydrothermal reaction under an alkaline condition, supplying an alkaline solution comprising glycerin; and continuously produ...

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