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3243 Patent Applications

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

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

HIGHLY HAEMOCOMPATIBLE AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

A new biodegradable polymer composed by poly(D,L)lactic acid (PDLLA) and Vitamin E (╬▒-tocopherol) is disclosed╬▒. 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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...

Nov 2009

Lactic Acid Based Compositions with Enhanced Properties - USPTO

A crosslinked lactic acid polymer composition containing (i) a macromer comprising (i-a) a flexible segment produced by the condensation of two or more compounds selected from the group consisting of lactones, furans, epoxies, isocyanates, anhydrides...

Nov 2009

High Modulus Bio-Based Polymer Formulations - USPTO

The present invention is a high modulus bio-based plastic or polymer composition and methods of using the same. The composition is formed from the reaction of a bio-based epoxidized unsaturated triglyceride, an energy activated catalyst and a bio-bas...

Oct 2009

Tenofovir Disoproxil Hemi-Fumaric Acid Co-Crystal - USPTO

The present invention provides a novel crystalline form of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Tenofovir DF), designated Co-crystal TDFA 2:1, methods for the preparation thereof and its use in pharmaceutical applications, in particular in anti-HIV medicam...

Oct 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID FOAM - USPTO

The invention relates to polylactic acid foam comprising a resin composition that comprises polylactic acid (A), polyolefin resin (B) and a polyolefin resin copolymer (C) wherein the weight ratio of the polylactic acid to the sum of the polyolefin re...

Oct 2009

Polymeric Compositions and Articles Comprising Polylactic Acid and Polyolefin - USPTO

The present invention relates to polymeric compositions comprising polylactic acid (PLA), polyolefin, and, optionally, a non reactive melt strength enhancing additive (NRMSEA), as well as articles molded from the compositions and a method of making t...

Oct 2009

METHOD OF SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM GAS MIXTURE USING BIOPOLYMER - EPO

Disclosed herein is a method of separating carbon dioxide from a gas mixture using a biopolymer, including: introducing hemocyte or extrapallial fluid, extracted from shells, into a reactor filled with 1L of a solution containing a calcium source, an...

Oct 2009

SUBSTRATE FOR IMMOBILIZING BIOPOLYMER AND METHOD OF IMMOBILIZING BIOPOLYMER BY USING THE SAME - USPTO

[Problems] To immobilize a chain-type biopolymer in an elongated state at a predetermined position on a substrate.

Oct 2009

Biopolymer-Bioengineered Cell Sheet Construct - USPTO

A biopolymer-bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) sheet construct for reconstructing corneal endothelium in a patient is recited. The construct includes a biopolymer carrier which is bioresorable and deformable; and a bioengineered cel...

Oct 2009

VISCO-ELASTIC POLYURETHANE FOAM WITH CASTOR OIL - USPTO

The present invention relates to polyether polyol compositions containing renewable raw materials, a process for preparing visco-elastic polyurethane foams using such compositions, correspondingly prepared visco-elastic foam materials, and the use th...

Oct 2009

Fluocinolone Formulations in a Biodegradable Polymer Carrier - USPTO

Effective treatments of pain and inflammation are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of fluocinolone at or near a target site, one can reduce, prevent or treat inflammation and pain and autoimmune disorders. In various embodi...

Oct 2009

SULFASALAZINE FORMULATIONS IN A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER CARRIER - USPTO

Effective treatments of acute pain and/or inflammation for extended periods of time are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of sulfasalazine at or near a target site, one can relieve pain caused by diverse sources, including b...

Oct 2009

ADJUNCTIVE AGENT FOR LAVAGING THE ALIMENTARY CANAL COMPRISING BUTYRIC ACID BACTERIUM AND/OR LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The present invention provides an adjunctive agent for lavaging the alimentary canal which is able to reduce a dose of oral cleaning agent for lavaging the alimentary canal, and is capable of realizing an excellent cleaning effect at the time of use ...

Oct 2009

COATING COMPRISING POLY (ETHYLENE GLYCOL)-POLY (LACTIDE-GLYCOLIDE-CAPROLACTONE) INTERPENETRATING NETWORK - USPTO

Methods for fabricating coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed. The method comprises forming a coating on an implantable device comprising an interpenetrating network or semi-interpenetrating network. The interpenetrating network or s...

Oct 2009

NOVEL CASTOR OIL-BASED POLYOL EMULSIONS - USPTO

A polyol emulsion of castor oil and monoepoxides is combined with methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and cement to produce a polymer cement.

Oct 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF AND POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOUND - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition having increased heat resistance (high crystallinity) and transparency without impairing rigidity which a polylactic acid resin inherently has, a molded article composed of the resi...

Oct 2009

Lactic Acid Producing Bacteria and Lung Function - USPTO

The present invention provides novel use for live (probiotic) lactic acid producing bacteria, dead or non-viable bacteria thereof, as well as food supplements, nutritive compositions and/or pharmaceutical compositions comprising these, for the treatm...

Oct 2009

BIODERIVED PLASTICIZER FOR BIOPOLYMERS - EPO

A bioderived plasticizer for biopolymers includes a compatibilizing unit and a polyester plasticizing unit. The plasticizer improves the flexibility of biopolymers while not adversely affecting their modulus. The compatibilizing unit renders the plas...

Oct 2009

Crosslinking method and crosslinked polysaccharide made thereby - EPO

A method for crosslinking a polysaccharide, includes the step of contacting particles of the polysaccharide with a titanium compound in an aqueous medium under conditions appropriate to intra-particulately crosslink the discrete particles.

Oct 2009

Lactic Acid-Producing Yeast Cells Having Nonfunctional L- or D-Lactate:Ferricytochrome C Oxidoreductase Cells - EPO

Yeast cells having an exogenous lactate dehydrogenase gene ae modified by reducing L- or D-lactate:ferricytochrome c oxidoreductase activity in the cell. This leads to reduced consumption of lactate by the cell and can increase overall lactate yields...

Oct 2009

DEVICE FOR IMPROVING THE CONSISTENCY OF AN INTERNAL BOND STRENGTH TEST ON GLUED BIO-BASED PANEL PRODUCTS - USPTO

The present invention provides for a device for preparing a glued bio-based panel product test-piece suitable for undertaking an internal bond strength test, the device comprising a base 2, and a press plate 3 and an actuator 4 capable of moving the ...

Oct 2009

Thermoplastic Starch for Use in Melt-Extruded Substrates - USPTO

A melt-extruded substrate (e.g., film, nonwoven web, etc.) that contains a thermoplastic starch formed from a starch and plasticizer is provided. The starch and plasticizer are melt blended together in the presence of a weak organic acid (e.g., lacti...

Oct 2009

MOLDINGS COMPRISING A POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a polylactic acid composition having specific thermal characteristics and gas barrier properties, and to obtain a molding comprising a polylactic acid composition of PLLA and PDLA capable of forming a ...

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