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Feb 2010

NOVEL HYDRATE FORM OF O-DESMETHYL VENLAFAXINE SUCCINATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a novel hydrate form of O-desmethyl venlafaxine succinate. The present invention further relates to processes for the preparation of the novel hydrate form, pharmaceutical compositions comprising it, second medical us...

Feb 2010

Bioadhesive from distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and the methods of making those - USPTO

A bioadhesive composition from distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced by reaction with an aqueous solution of a base, particularly, sodium hydroxide. Optionally, urea is included with the base. The bioadhesive composition is filter...

Feb 2010

PROCESS FOR THE FERMENTATIVE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM SOLID LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL COMPRISING A STEP OF TREATING A SOLID LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL WITH ALKALINE SOLUTION IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for obtaining fuel ethanol by using agricultural and agroindustrial waste materials composed of lignocellulose, and especially sugar cane bagasse. These residues have significant contents of carbohydrates in...

Feb 2010

BIOCOMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

In general, the present invention is related to biopolymer and biocomposite materials and structures, and methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to oriented collagen based biocomposite materials a...

Feb 2010

PHOSPHONIUM SULFOISOPHTHALATE STRUCTURE-COPOLYMERIZED LACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN - EPO

[Object] The present invention aims to enhance the resistance of a coated film to hydrolysis while the dispersibility of the lactic acid type resin is still maintained.

Feb 2010

HETEROPHASIC BIOPOLYMER COMPOSITION - USPTO

In a heterophasic polymer composition according to the invention the polymer is a biopolymer. Typically it is a composite of a polyester or copolyester consisting substantially of lactic acid, and an another phase that is a reinforcing agent or fille...

Feb 2010

Multi-Layerd Polylactic Acid Resin Foamed Body And Multi-Layered Polylactic Acid Resin Foamed Molded Article - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a multi-layered polylactic acid resin foamed body of a crystalline polylactic acid resin which has good appearance and excellent mechanical strength such as bending strength and compressive strength an...

Feb 2010

LAYERED BIO-ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

The invention generally provides compositions and methods for promoting and enhancing wound closure and healing. Specifically, the invention provides a biologic composition which comprises a support layer which serves as transport scaffold, for examp...

Feb 2010

BIO-BASED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE PACKAGING AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF - USPTO

This invention relates to a method of making a bio-based PET packaging and particularly to a method of producing a bio-based PET from at least one bio-based material comprising: a) forming at least one PET component from at least one bio-based materi...

Feb 2010

METHOD FOR COATING SYNTHETIC POLYMER SURFACE WITH BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

An object to be solved by the present invention is to provide a method for preparing a composition prepared by firmly coating the surface of a material with a biopolymer, and a composition prepared by this method wherein the surface of a material is ...

Feb 2010

METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF POLYLACTIC ACID FOAMS - USPTO

A method of forming a composition of expanded polylactic acid (PLA) resin beads comprising impregnating PLA resin beads with CO2 and holding the impregnated beads at a temperature and pressure that prevents the beads from foaming while allowing the l...

Feb 2010

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXAMINING BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

A biopolymer examining apparatus includes a capsule-forming unit configured to form a capsule by sealing a target biopolymer and a reagent with a capsule film, a transferring unit configured to transfer the capsule, an amplification reaction unit con...

Jan 2010

LOW POST-ACIDIFYING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to lactic acid bacteria that have low or reduced post-acidification properties, and to a method for providing such bacteria. Also, the invention relates to the use of such bacteria for manufacturing of fermented dairy pr...

Jan 2010

Poly(Lactic Acid)-Containing Compositions for Use in Imparting Oil, Grease, or Water Resistance to Paper - USPTO

Herein disclosed is a composition containing from about 5 weight parts to about 50 weight parts of a branched polylactic acid; from about 50 weight parts to about 95 weight parts of water; and from about 0.1 weight parts to about 1 weight part of a f...

Jan 2010

Process for the production of polylactic acid film - USPTO

The invention relates to the sequential biaxial stretching of a thin film made of a polylactic acid resin containing as large an amount of a plasticizer as 10 to 50 wt % and aims at solving the problematic grip failure in the widthwise stretching ste...

Jan 2010

MATTE BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM - USPTO

A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and a minority amount of polyolefin with a compatibilizing resin which is biaxially oriented such that a matte or opaque appearance is ...

Jan 2010

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

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 60C or more and les...

Jan 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

A method of producing a stereocomplex polylactic acid having a high melting point and a high molecular weight, wherein only stereocomplex crystals are grown even when melting and crystallization are repeated.

Jan 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID FIBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF( as amended - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a fiber made of polylactic acid and having excellent strength, heat resistance and heat shrinkage resistance and a manufacturing method thereof.

Jan 2010

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention provides microorganisms, in which the activity of 4-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyltransferase or 2-octaprenylphenol→2-octaprenyl-6-methoxyphenol flavin reductase is reduced or lost, and which have an ability to produce lactic acid, ...

Jan 2010

Reagent for detecting biopolymer and method for detecting biopolymer - USPTO

Detects the presence of binding between a sample biopolymer and a probe biopolymer and the amount of binding, without modifying the sample biopolymer in any way. The present invention provides a reagent for biopolymer detection comprising semiconduct...

Jan 2010

Efficient and highly enantioselective Rh-catalyzed hydrogenations of unsaturated lactate precursors with chiral bisphospholanes as ligands - EPO

The current invention relates to an asymmetric hydrogenation process of prochiral α-acetoxy acrylic acid esters for the synthesis of enantiopure lactic acid esters by the use of Rh-catalyzed bisphospholane ligands in a unit using an autoclave, and a ...

Dec 2009

Polymeric compositions comprising polylactic acid and methods of making and using same - USPTO

A multi-component article comprising a first component comprising a biodegradable polymer, and a second component comprising a polyolefin and a reactive modifier. A method of preparing a multi-layer film comprising coextruding first and second film l...

Dec 2009

Polymer co-location in surface-attached biopolymers and arrays of biopolymers - USPTO

Embodiments of the present invention provide substrates having controllably co-located polymers of different sequences. Methods are provided that allow the fabrication of arrays of polymers on a substrate having controllably co-located polymers in re...

Dec 2009

Determination of lipid, hydrocarbon or biopolymer content in microorganisms - USPTO

A method for determining the content of a bioproduct in a cell culture comprises (a) loading a sample of the cell culture onto a density gradient comprising a density determination agent;(b) centrifuging the product of step (a) for a period of time s...

Dec 2009

Biodegradable polymers having a pre-determined chirality - USPTO

Optically active polymers that are composed of monomer residues derived from chiral pre-polymerized monomers, which maintain the chirality of the pre-polymerized monomers upon polymerization are disclosed. These polymers can be composed of monomer re...

Dec 2009

Method to alter coke morphology using either polynuclear aromatic compounds or functionalized lignin - USPTO

A method for altering coke morphology in a delayed coking process of heavy oil is provided. An effective amount of one or more oil dispersible or oil soluble polynuclear aromatic compounds, or functionalized lignin, is added or contacted with the res...

Dec 2009

HIGHLY HAEMOCOMPATIBLE AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

A new biodegradable polymer composed by poly(D,L)lactic acid (PDLLA) and Vitamin E (α-tocopherol) is disclosedα. This polymer shows a high degree of haemocompatibility compared to the original polymer (PDLLA) and is a good candidate as coating materi...

Dec 2009

Bicomponent Bioadhesive for Biomedical Use - USPTO

The invention relates to new biocomponent bioadhesive formulations, with a synthetic part and an autologous biological part of blood origin comprising plasma rich in platelets and in growth factors, and its use of same in biomedicine, preferably in o...

Dec 2009

ENHANCER OF PROLIFERATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM, AND AGENT FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SURVIVABILITY OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

A dead cell of a lactic acid bacterium or a culture containing the dead cell of a lactic acid bacterium is added to the dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, milk beverage or the like in an amount of 0.001 wt % or more in dry weight of the dead cell...

Dec 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID STRETCHED FILM - USPTO

The object of the present invention is to provide a polylactic acid stretched film having biodegradability and excelling in transparency and heat resistance. The main feature is characterized in that a polylactic acid stretched film is composed of a ...

Dec 2009

USE OF A BIOPOLYMER-BASED BINDER FOR ROADS, ROAD-RELATED AND CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS - USPTO

A method of making coatings, marking products and/or sealing products from a starting material including aggregate, includes the step of adding to a starting material a binder including at least one resin based on polymerized hydroxyacid derivatives ...

Dec 2009

METHOD OF PREPARING COVERED POROUS BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MICROSPHERES FOR SUSTAINED-RELEASE DRUG DELIVERY AND TISSUE REGENERATION - USPTO

The present invention relates to covered porous biodegradable polymer microspheres for sustained-release drug delivery and tissue regeneration which has an interconnected inner open pore structure having a wide surface area and high porosity and an o...

Dec 2009

Lactic acid polymer composition, molded article comprising the composition and process for producing the molded article - USPTO

To provide a lactic acid polymer composition excellent in transparency, heat resistance and productivity, a molded article, a sheet and a multilayer sheet each of which comprises the composition, a thermoformed article obtained by secondary-forming t...

Dec 2009

METHOD TO PRODUCE MATTE AND OPAQUE BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM - USPTO

A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and an inorganic antiblock particle which is biaxially oriented at low transverse direction orientation temperatures to impart a degree...

Dec 2009

BIODEGRADABLE POLYLACTIC ACID FOR USE IN NONWOVEN WEBS - USPTO

A method for forming a biodegradable polylactic acid suitable for use in fibers is provided. In one embodiment, for example, a polylactic acid is melt blended with an alcohol to initiate an alcoholysis reaction that results in a polylactic acid havin...

Dec 2009

Method and device for manufacturing materials from hydrophobic hollow natural fibres, and use thereof - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for processing hydrophobic hollow natural fibres, in particular vegetable hollow natural fibres and more particularly kapok fibres, to form material, and to a material obtainable by such a method. The invention furth...

Dec 2009

Polylactic acid composition - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid composition, which comprises a polylactic acid, a polyvinyl alcohol, and a grafted polylactic acid. In the present invention, the polylactic acid composition has an improved dyeing property, physical...

Dec 2009

BIFUNCTIONAL LACTIDE MONOMER DERIVATIVE AND POLYMERS AND MATERIALS PREPARED USING THE SAME - USPTO

The invention described herein provides a novel lactide monomer derivative and process for preparing the lactide monomer derivative. The monomer derivative of the invention is bifunctional in nature, and can be employed a variety of efficient synthes...

Dec 2009

Fibers Formed from a Blend of a Modified Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyester and Thermoplastic Starch - USPTO

A fiber formed from a thermoplastic composition that contains a thermoplastic starch and an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester is provided. The copolyester enhances the strength of the starch-containing fibers and also facilitates the ability of the star...

Dec 2009

Polylactic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin composition. The composition includes about 25 to about 80 parts by weight of a polylactic acid resin, (B) about 20 to about 75 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin, and (C) about 0.01 to a...

Dec 2009

TERPOLYMERS 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.

Dec 2009

Polylactic acid polymer compositon for thermoforming, polylactic acid polymer sheet for thermoforming, and thermoformed object obtained therefrom - USPTO

In order to provide a polylactic acid polymer composition to be thermoformed and a polylactic acid polymer sheet to be thermoformed which show good formability during thermoforming while maintaining impact resistance and heat resistance, and a thermo...

Nov 2009

Fumaric Acid/Diol Polyesters and Their Manufacture and Use - USPTO

We disclose a composition containing a polyester comprising about 1 mole part diol units and from about 0.98 mole parts fumaric acid units to about 1.01 mole parts fumaric acid units. In one embodiment, the diol units are 1,3-propanediol units or 1,2...

Nov 2009

Lactate and Calcium Containing Pharmaceutical Composition and Uses Thereof - USPTO

The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition containing 250 to 5000 millimoles per liter of lactate or lactic acid, 0.5 to 1.99 millimoles per liter of calcium and optionally 2 to 10 millimoles per liter of potassium. The invention also rela...

Nov 2009

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND COATINGS THEREFOR COMPRISING BLOCK COPOLYMERS OF POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL) AND A POLY(LACTIDE-GLYCOLIDE) - USPTO

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

Nov 2009

Systems and Methods for Bio-Refinery Application Management and Process Improvement - USPTO

Systems and methods are provided for management of bio-fuel production research and development, comprising (1) mapping process template layers into process segments, wherein each process template layer specifies configuration of a bio-fuel manufactu...

Nov 2009

Methods of Separating Biopolymer Conjugated Molecules From Unconjugated Molecules - USPTO

The invention relates to methods for separating or purifying biopolymer conjugated molecules from unconjugated molecules. In particular, methods are described for purifying a PEGylated protein or oligonucleotide from an unPEGylated protein or oligonu...

Nov 2009

Resorbable Calcium Phosphate Based Biopolymer-Cross-Linked Bone Replacement Material - USPTO

A resorbable bone replacement material made of calcium phosphate particles of different phases which are embedded in an inventive-specific cross-linked collagen matrix. The goal is to form a non-brittle, bone replacement moulded body having a positiv...

Nov 2009

Thermoformed Article Made From Bio-Based Biodegradable Polymer Composition - EPO

The present invention provides a biodegradable polymer composition useful for manufacturing biodegradable in which, the process comprising: (1) providing a renewable polymer and/or natural fiber having: (a) a Ts value of up to about 90° C.; and (b) a...

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