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3362 Patent Applications

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.

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

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

PROCESS FOR REFINING AND PRODUCING CELLULOSE, LIGNIN AND XYLOSE FROM BIOMASS MATERIAL - USPTO

A process for refining and producing cellulose, lignin and xylose from biomass material comprises the following steps: pulverizing and screening the biomass material; and then dipping the biomass material in organic acid with lower boiling point and ...

Aug 2010

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRACTIONATING LIGNOCELLULOSE-BASED BIOMASS - USPTO

A method and apparatus for fractionating a lignocellulose-based biomass are provided. The method includes providing a lignocellulose-based biomass, extracting lignin from the biomass by adding a first solvent capable of dissolving the lignin, extract...

Aug 2010

Process for the Preparation of Poly DL-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Having Antitubercular Drugs Encapsulated Therein - USPTO

A process for the preparation of Poly DL-lactide-co-glycolide nanoparticles having antitubercular drugs encapsulated therein comprising: (i) preparation of an aqueous solution of stable water soluble drugs in DW/NS/PBS (ii) preparation of unstable dr...

Aug 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM MOTHER'S MILK WITH PROBIOTIC ACTIVITY AND INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AGAINST BODY WEIGHT AUGMENTATION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a lactic acid bacterium isolated from human mother's milk, more precisely a Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17 strain that is isolated from Korean mother's milk and has excellent probiotic activity including acid resistance,...

Aug 2010

Process for Maximizing PHA Production in Glycogen Accumulating Organisms - USPTO

A process is provided for increasing the production of PHA in a mixed culture biomass. In a first stage of the process, organic material associated with a substrate is converted to volatile fatty acids. In the case of a wastewater treatment process, ...

Aug 2010

Mucosal bioadhesive slow release carrier for delivering active principles - EPO

A mucosal bioadhesive slow release carrier comprising an active principle and devoid of starch, lactose, which can release the active principal for a duration of longer than 20 hours. This bioadhesive carrier contains a diluent, an alkali metal alkyl...

Aug 2010

METHOD FOR THE AMBIENT-TEMPERATURE PRODUCTION OF MICRO- AND NANO-FIBRES OF LIGNIN AND OTHER RESINOUS COMPOUNDS - EPO

The invention relates to a method enabling the ambient-temperature spinning of ligning originating from Alcell- and Organosolv-type extraction processes. The invention also relates to a method and device for the ambient-temperature production of lign...

Aug 2010

METHOD FOR MAKING COPOLYMERS OF LACTIDE AND A 1:4-3:6 DIANHYDROHEXITOL - USPTO

Polyester-carbonate copolymers are prepared by copolymerizing lactide with a 1:4-3:6 dianhydrohexitol in the presence of a carbonate precursor and a polymerization catalyst. The copolymers have an elevated glass transition temperature, relative to po...

Aug 2010

BIOPOLYMER STRUCTURES - USPTO

The invention described herein relates to biopolymer structures. The biopolymer structures are spatially organized from the nanometer to centimeter length scales and incorporate functionally active cells. Applications of the biopolymer structures inc...

Aug 2010

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

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.

Jul 2010

DRUG DELIVERY WITH STIMULUS RESPONSIVE BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The present invention provides conjugate compounds comprising (a) an active compound; (b) optionally, but in some embodiments preferably, an affinity binding agent; and (c) a block copolymer, the block copolymer comprising: (i) a first elastin-like p...

Jul 2010

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF O-DESMETHYLVENLAFAXINE SUCCINATE POLYMORPHIC FORMS - USPTO

The present invention relates to process for the preparation of novel crystalline Desmethylvenlafaxine succinate polymorphic Forms-A, B. The present invention also relates to novel processes for the preparation of 0-Desmethylvenlafaxine succinate pol...

Jul 2010

LACTIC ACID PRODUCTION METHOD - USPTO

Disclosed is a lactic acid production method by separating lactic acid produced in a culture solution by means of the fermentation culture of a microorganism. Specifically disclosed is a lactic acid production method, which comprises: a step (A) of f...

Jul 2010

INJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF A FIBER-REINFORCED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN - USPTO

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...

Jul 2010

INJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF A PET FIBER-REINFORCED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - USPTO

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...

Jul 2010

FORTIFICATION OF PLANTS WITH FOLATES BY METABOLIC ENGINEERING - USPTO

The invention relates to a transgenic plant overexpressing a polynucleotide encoding a plant GTP cyclohydrolase I (GTPCHI) enzyme. The present invention also relates to a product comprising the transgenic plant of the invention or a harvestable part,...

Jul 2010

Materials and Methods for Efficient Succinate and Malate Production - USPTO

Genetically engineered microorganisms have been constructed to produce succinate and malate in mineral salt media in pH-controlled batch fermentations without the addition of plasmids or foreign genes. The subject invention also provides methods of p...

Jul 2010

COMPOSITION CONTAINING A LACTIC ACID HOMOPOLYMER AND A BLOCK COPOLYMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition containing at least one lactic acid homopolymer and at least one block copolymer with a polydispersity index ranging from 1.5 to 5 and comprising: at least one block A that is miscible with the homopolym...

Jul 2010

COPOLYMERIZED LACTIC ACID TYPE RESIN HAVING A PHOSPHONIUM SULFOISOPHTHALATE STRUCTURE - USPTO

The invention provides a copolymerized lactic acid type resin containing (a) not less than 90% by weight of a lactic acid residue where the molar ratio (L/D) of L-lactic acid to D-lactic acid is within a range of 1 to 9 and (b) a phosphonium sulfoiso...

Jul 2010

NANOPARTICLES COMPRISING DRUG, A NON-IONIZABLE CELLULOSIC POLYMER AND TOCOPHERYL POLYETHYLENE GLOCOL SUCCINATE - USPTO

A pharmaceutical composition comprises nanoparticles comprising a poorly water soluble drug, a non-ionizable cellulosic polymer, and TPGS.

Jul 2010

LOW MELT VISCOSITY POLYGLYCOLIC ACID, PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF, AND USE OF LOW MELT VISCOSITY POLYGLYCOLIC ACID - USPTO

A low melt viscosity polyglycolic acid having a melt viscosity of at most 100 Pa·s as measured at a temperature higher by 10° C. than the melting point of the polyglycolic acid and a shear rate of 122 sec−1, a temperature at 3%-weight loss on heating...

Jul 2010

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND THEIR USE IN SWINE DIRECT-FED MICROBIALS - USPTO

TRFs useful for identifying strains of interest are provided. A method of identifying one or more strain that can be used as a direct-fed microbial is also provided. One or more strain identified by the method is additionally provided. A method is al...

Jul 2010

Implantable Degradable Biopolymer Fiber Devices - USPTO

Degradable fibers that include biopolymers, as well as implantable devices including one or more fibers made from degradable biopolymers, e.g., alginate, chitosan, hyaluronans or their derivatives. The devices provide a combination of degradability a...

Jul 2010

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MATERIAL - USPTO

A biodegradable plastic plastic material comprising a natural thermoplastic material is described, which, before moulding, is blended with one or more plasticisers.

Jul 2010

IMAGING MEDIUM COMPRISING LACTATE AND HYPERPOLARISED 13C-PYRUVATE - USPTO

The invention relates to an imaging medium containing lactate and hyperpolarised 13C-pyruvate, a method to produce said imaging medium, use of said imaging medium and methods of 13C-MR imaging and/or 13C-MR spectroscopy wherein said imaging medium is...

Jul 2010

Topical bioadhesive formulations - EPO

The present invention relates to topical bioadhesive formulations comprising low viscosity, non-liquid crystalline, mixtures of: a) at least one neutral diacyl lipid and/or at least one tocopherol; b) at least one phospholipid; c) at least one biocom...

Jul 2010

NANO-LEVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - EPO

Cells of lactic acid bacteria, which have been obtained by controlling pHs of media in a culturing step and processing steps to a neutral range of, for example, from 5 to 8 or so, have a mode value (particle size) of 1.0 µm or smaller in their partic...

Jul 2010

Polylactic Acid Resin Composition, Moldings, and Process for Production Thereof - USPTO

A polylactic acid resin composition in which polylactic acid is blended with dibasic acid bis(benzoylhydrazide) represented by general formula (I) below; and a process for producing heat-resistant polylactic acid resin moldings, wherein after the pol...

Jul 2010

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

A method for producing a biodegradable plastic material includes: hydrolyzing starch to form a hydrolyzed starch; esterifying the hydrolyzed starch to form a hydrolyzed and esterified starch; drying the hydrolyzed and esterified starch to obtain a dr...

Jul 2010

Biopolymer Based Implantable Degradable Devices - USPTO

Implantable degradable devices for tissue repair or reconstruction comprising biopolymers, as well as to methods of manufacture and use thereof. The implantable device is formed by the application of pressure and the device may include up to about 65...

Jul 2010

CELLULOSE-SOLVENT-BASED LIGNOCELLULOSE FRACTIONATION WITH MODEST REACTION CONDITIONS AND REAGENT CYCLING - USPTO

Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hemic...

Jul 2010

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

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...

Jul 2010

METHOD FOR THE RAPID PYROLYSIS OF LIGNOCELLULOSE - USPTO

Method for fast pyrolysis of lignocellulose including: mechanically comminuting the lignocellulose to lignocellulose particles; at least one of completely drying and preheating the lignocellulose particles; mixing the lignocellulose particles with he...

Jul 2010

TPS decoder for DVB-T television system and receiver using the same - USPTO

A TPS decoder for a DVB-T digital television system includes an input signal estimator, a masking device, a vector index determinator and a lookup table device. The input signal estimator receives a plurality of frequency-domain input signals and a p...

Jul 2010

Bio-Based Terephthalate Polyesters - USPTO

Bio-based terephthalic acid (bio-TPA), bio-based dimethyl terephthalate (bio-DMT), and bio-based polyesters, which are produced from a biomass containing a terpene or terpenoid, such as limonene are described, as well as the process of making these p...

Jul 2010

CELLULOSIC ETHANOL DISTILLERS RESIDUES - USPTO

Biomass from ethanol whole stillage and processes for making same are disclosed. The process overcomes the challenge of dewatering the stillage through the use of a press aid or a mixture of the stillage and unfermented biomass. The invention further...

Jul 2010

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

Disclosed are a polylactic acid resin composition that includes (A) about 10 to about 80 wt % of a polylactic acid resin; (B) about 5 to about 50 wt % of a rubber modified vinyl-based graft copolymer; (C) about 10 to about 80 wt % of a vinyl-based co...

Jun 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE (PHAS) USING HALOBACTERIUM AND HALOBACTERIUM - EPO

Disclosed are a method for producing polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) using a halobacterium belonging to the genus Halomonas, wherein the halobacterium can grow in a medium consisting of an inorganic salt and a single organic carbon source and having a p...

Jun 2010

Bacterial cells having a glyoxylate shunt for the manufacture of succinic acid - EPO

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

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 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

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

Stable lactide particles - USPTO

The present invention is directed to stable lactide particles, more specifically lactide particles which are stable enough to be stored and transported at room temperature and have a quality high enough for use as starting material for polylactic aci...

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