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3243 Patent Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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.

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 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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION, POLYLACTIC ACID FILM, MOLDED ARTICLES, ORIENTED FILM AND HEAT-SHRINKABLE LABELS MADE BY USING THE POLYLACTIC ACID FILM, AND CONTAINERS WITH THE LABELS - EPO

The present invention provides a polylactic acid-based resin composition comprising: 50-90 mass % of a polylactic acid-based resin (A) ; and 10-50 mass % of a polyolefin-based resin (B), wherein the heat quantity of crystallization of the polyolefin-...

Feb 2010

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF AMMONIUM SUCCINATE SOLUTION - EPO

The object is to produce an ammonium succinate solution which can be used for the production of fermentation-derived succinic acid, and whose all by-products can be re-used in the production of succinic acid, with a high degree of efficiency and with...

Feb 2010

HYDROPHOBIC COMPOUND CAPTURE-APPARATUS MADE FROM BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS AND METHODS BASED THEREON - USPTO

An apparatus and methods for concentrating or removing hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) are provided. A biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer is provided and the HOC (or a material containing a HOC) is contacted with the PHA. PHA polym...

Feb 2010

MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPTICALLY DETERMINING THE CONCENTRATION OF BLOOD SUGAR AND/OR LACTATE IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS - USPTO

The invention relates to a measuring device for optically determining the concentration of blood sugar and/or lactate in biological systems, comprising at least one IR radiation source, that radiates IR light on a volume that is to examined, and at l...

Feb 2010

Method for Preparation of Lactic Acid Bacterium Having Anti-Allergic Activity - USPTO

Disclosed is a method for preparing lactic acid bacteria having a high anti-allergic activity comprising culturing the lactic acid bacteria in a medium containing casein hydrolysate. The invention also provides an anti-allergic agent and a food/bever...

Feb 2010

POLYALKYL SUCCINIC ACID DERIVATIVES AS ADDITIVES FOR FOULING MITIGATION IN PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSES - USPTO

The present application provides a method for reducing fouling, including particulate-induced fouling, in a hydrocarbon refining process including the steps of providing a crude hydrocarbon for a refining process; adding a polyalkyl succinic acid der...

Feb 2010

AABB-POLY(DEPSIPEPTIDE) BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE - USPTO

The invention provides AABB-poly(depsipeptide)s (AABB-PDPs), a class of biodegradable polymers composed of α-amino and α-hydroxy acids with material properties suitable for biomedical applications. These AABB-PDPs belong to the family of amino acid-b...

Feb 2010

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYLACTIC ACID FILM WITH HIGH BARRIER - USPTO

A multilayer film including a first layer including a polylactic acid polymer, a second layer of a metal primer, deposited upon one surface of the first polylactic acid polymer layer, and a third metal layer deposited on the second metal primer layer...

Feb 2010

IMPACT MODIFIED POLYCARBONATE-POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic molding composition containing an aromatic polycarbonate, a polylactic acid and an impact modifying amount of a non-functionalized ethylene/(meth)acrylate copolymer. The inventive composition is charac...

Feb 2010

FAMILY 6 CELLULASE WITH DECREASED INACTIVATION BY LIGNIN - USPTO

A modified Trichoderma reesei Family 6 (TrCel6A) cellulase enzyme comprising amino acid substitutions at one or more positions selected from the group consisting of 129, 322, 363 and 410 of SEQ ID NO: 1 is provided. Genetic constructs and genetically...

Feb 2010

Method For Recovering A Low Sodium Content Lignin Fuel From Black Liquor - USPTO

There is disclosed a method for recovering a low sodium content lignin from spent kraft cooking liquor without the use a of strong mineral acid for acidulation comprising the steps of acidulating a spent kraft cooking liquor with carbon dioxide gas t...

Feb 2010

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM STRAIN, FERMENTED FOOD/BEVERAGE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF FERMENTED FOOD/BEVERAGE - EPO

The present invention relates to a Lactobacillus pentosus strain FERM BP-10958, a method for producing fermented food or drink with a fermentation process using the lactic acid bacteria, and fermented food or drink produced by fermentations using the...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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