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Mar 2009

NOVEL POLYURETHANE COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING CASTOR OIL - USPTO

At least certain embodiments of the present invention relate to polyurethane compositions for forming a layer of polyurethane on a textile, fabric or material, such as a flooring fabric or a non-flooring fabric. The compositions comprise the reaction...

Mar 2009

BETA-CYCLODEXTRINS AS NUCLEATING AGENTS FOR POLY(LACTIC ACID) - USPTO

The use of β-CDs as nucleating agents for PLA to provide an increase in polymer crystallinity is described. The improvement in increased crystallinity is related to the percentage of β-CDs used. For the analyzed films, crystallinity was approximately...

Mar 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

It is an object of the present invention to provide a composition which contains polylactic acid and has excellent heat stability, mechanical strength and color.

Feb 2009

Carbonized Biopolymers and Carbonization Process - USPTO

A carbon material suitable for the preparation of electrodes for electrochemical capacitors is obtained by single-stage carbonization of biopolymers with a large content of heteroatoms. Neither addition of an activating agent during carbonization nor...

Feb 2009

Laminate sheet of polylactic acid-based resin and thermoformed plastic thereof - USPTO

The laminate sheet of polylactic acid-based resin of the present invention is a laminate sheet comprising Layer A and Layer B consisting of polylactic acid-based resin composition and both of said Layer A and said Layer B contain a nucleating agent, ...

Feb 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE - USPTO

Provided are a resin composition in which a moldability is improved at a temperature at which a polylactic acid resin is crystallized by adding both a carboxylic acid amide or a carboxylic acid ester which has at least one polar group in a molecule a...

Feb 2009

POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BIO-BASED STARCH MATERIALS - USPTO

Polyolefin compositions and methods of making and using the polyolefin compositions are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a polyolefin, a compatibilizer, a starch and a plasticizer.

Feb 2009

LACTATE CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE - USPTO

A lactate concentration measurement apparatus comprising a housing enclosing a sample chamber configured for holding a body fluid sample and measurement photo-optics that generate light and monitor light intensity along a plurality of optical paths i...

Feb 2009

Method for modifying lignin composition and increasing in vivo digestibility of forages - USPTO

Methods for transforming forage legumes or woody plants with a DNA construct comprising at least one open reading frame encoding for a caffeoyl CoA 3-O-methyltransferase enzyme or a Medicago sativa caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase enzyme or a fragm...

Feb 2009

Lignin Dewatering Process - USPTO

A lignin plastics solids mass containing lignin solids and liquids with up to 85% liquids can be partially dewatered by heating the lignin plastics solids mass to above a critical temperature at which time the lignin plastics solids agglomerate into ...

Feb 2009

Thermophilic Microorganisms with Inactivated Lactate Dehydrogenase Gene (LDH) for Ethanol Production - USPTO

A mutated thermophilic microorganism is prepared, with a modification to inactivate the lactate dehydrogenase gene of a wild-type microorganism. The mutated microorganism is used in the production of ethanol, utilising C3, C5 or C6 sugars as the subs...

Feb 2009

Methods of producing lignin peroxidase and its use in skin and hair lightening - USPTO

Methods of producing lignin peroxidase are provided. Also provided are methods and cosmetic compositions suitable for skin and hair lightening as well as kits and an article-of manufacturing including active ingredients for skin and hair lightening.

Feb 2009

Novel Process for the Preparation of Polylactic Acid - USPTO

The present invention describes a polyhydroxycarboxylic acid having bimodal or multimodal molar mass distribution, a process for the preparation thereof, the use of an aromatic diol having a single benzene ring for the preparation of polyhydroxycarbo...

Feb 2009

MODIFIED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF FOR MAKING BIOMATERIALS AND DRESSINGS - USPTO

The invention concerns a method for preparing a modified biodegradable polymer in aqueous medium comprising at least two steps. The first step is a reaction between an amino acid, a peptide or a polypeptide and maleic anhydride to form a compound hav...

Feb 2009

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

A polylactic acid resin suitable for use especially in textile products; textile products obtained from the resin as a raw material (a fiber, multifilament, monofilament, staple, false-twist yarn, long-fiber nonwoven fabric, etc.); and processes for ...

Feb 2009

COLOR BIOFIBER FOR PLASTIC ARTICLES - USPTO

Coated colored biofiber for thermoplastic articles is disclosed. The coating on the biofiber comprises film-forming polymeric binder, surfactant, and colorant. The colorant can be one or more pigments, one or more dyes, or combinations thereof. The c...

Feb 2009

Tunably Crosslinked Polysaccharide Compositions - USPTO

The present invention generally relates to novel biocompatible crosslinked polysaccharide gel compositions, methods of their manufacture and use, and the novel crosslinkers used to make them. In one aspect of the invention, a novel polyethylene glyco...

Feb 2009

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FERMENTED MILK USING NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for producing a fermented milk, including: performing fermentation using both bacteria belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium and bacteria belonging to the genus Lactococcus as lactic acid bacteria, wherein t...

Feb 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND MOLDING COMPRISING THE COMPOSITION - USPTO

The invention aims at providing a polylactic acid composition having specific thermal characteristics and gas barrier properties and at obtaining a polylactic acid composition comprising PLLA and PDLA which composition can form moldings (such as stre...

Feb 2009

Post-Processing of Polylactic Acid Article - USPTO

Methods are provided for making a polylactic acid article. The methods may include the steps of providing an article comprising polylactic acid; supporting the article using a carrier support system; and curing the article with heat. The step of curi...

Jan 2009

Compositions For Preventing Or Treating Arthritis Comprising Lactic Acid Bacteria and Collangen As Active Ingredients - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition for preventing or treating arthritis, which comprises a lactic acid bacterium and collagen as major active ingredients. The present composition shows excellent prevention or treatment efficacies on arthr...

Jan 2009

Polylactic Acid Complex and Production Method Thereof - USPTO

This method comprises a primary cross-linking step wherein cross-linked polylactic acid is formed by cross-linking a polylactic acid molded product; an impregnation step wherein the cross-linked polylactic acid obtained in the primary cross-linking s...

Jan 2009

Natural fibers wash and rinse and method of using same - USPTO

A combination of two separate compositions used for cleaning natural fibers and fabrics made therefrom and the method of using same. The first composition provides for low temperature washing of the fibers and contains two different non-ionic surfact...

Jan 2009

Bio-based method for making mannitol - USPTO

Mannitol is produced in a highly efficient fermentative method using Lactobacillus intermedius NRRL B-30560, or in a biochemical method using mannitol dehydrogenase isolated from this strain. Fructose serves as the primary carbon substrate in both th...

Jan 2009

Novel Succinate Salt of O-Desmethyl-Venlafaxine - USPTO

A novel salt of O-desmethyl venlafaxine is provided, O-desmethylvenlafaxine succinate. Pharmaceutical compositions, dosage forms and methods of use are also provided.

Jan 2009

MULTILAYER FILM STRUCTURES COMPRISING BIO-BASED MATERIALS - USPTO

A multilayer film structure is disclosed which comprises at least a first layer made of a bio-based polymer composition; a tie layer comprising one or more ethylene copolymers and one or more inorganic fillers; and optionally at least one additional ...

Jan 2009

PLANT HAVING REDUCED LIGNIN AND CELLULOSE CONTENTS WITHOUT REDUCING GLUCAN CONTENT, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME AND UTILIZATION THEREOF - USPTO

By inhibiting the function of a transcription factor that promotes transcription of a gene associated with the amounts of lignin and cellulose, a plant in which the amounts of lignin and cellulose are reduced without reducing the amount of glucan is ...

Jan 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID-CONTAINING RESIN COMPOSITION AND PRODUCT MOLDED THEREFROM - USPTO

A polylactic acid-containing resin composition is provided which comprises 100 parts by mass of a resin containing 20 to 98 mass % of polymethyl methacrylate and 80 to 2 mass % of polylactic acid, and 1 to 100 parts by mass of an impact resistance im...

Jan 2009

Process for Production of Heat-Resistant Hollow Articles Made of Polylactic Acid Containing Resin - USPTO

Provided is a process for the production of heat-resistant hollow articles that does not cause the deformation of injection-molded products or the incapability of the same being taken out of a mold. A mold 1 that comprises a female mold portion 3 hav...

Jan 2009

Crystal forms of O-desmethylvenlafaxine succinate - USPTO

Provided are crystalline forms of O-desmethylvenlafaxine succinate, methods for their preparation, and pharmaceutical composition thereof.

Jan 2009

ROM BIOS BASED TRUSTED ENCRYPTED OPERATING SYSTEM - USPTO

There is disclosed a device, system, and method for a ROM BIOS based trusted encrypted operating system for use in a gaming environment. The gaming device includes a ROM storing a BIOS, a secure loader, an encrypted operating system, and a decryption...

Jan 2009

Bio-disintegratable board comprising polyactic acid conjugate fiber and natural fiber and its preparation method - USPTO

The present invention relates to a biodegradable board comprising laminates of nonwoven fabric, which comprises natural fiber and a sheath-core type composite fiber having double layers of inner part and surface layer and its preparation method, and ...

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