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Mar 2010

SYNTHETIC MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURES COMPRISING BIOPOLYMER FIBRES - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for the in vitro preparation of a synthetic multi-layer structure comprising biopolymer fibers, wherein the biopolymer fibers in each layer are unidirectionally and uniformly oriented, which comprises successive poly...

Mar 2010

Treating Inflammatory Pain in Mucosa of the Oral Cavity Using Mucosal Prolonged Release Bioadhesive Therapeutic Carriers. - EPO

The present invention concerns a pharmaceutical composition comprising an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist for preventing or treating inflammatory pain and diseases in mucosa of oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. In another aspect the present invent...

Mar 2010

METHODS AND GENETIC CONSTRUCTS FOR MODIFICATION OF LIGNIN COMPOSITION OF CORN COBS - USPTO

Expression cassettes causing specific regulatory control of transgene expression in plants, wherein the expression cassettes include regulatory sequences from the MADS gene family for expression of recombinant gene products in the reproductive tissue...

Mar 2010

NANO-CATALYTIC-SOLVO-THERMAL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM BIO-REFINERIES - USPTO

Methods of making glucose and/or furfural from biomass require one or more supercritical fluids that may be used to process biomass, cellulose from the biomass, and/or xylose from the biomass. Examples of supercritical fluids for use in processing bi...

Mar 2010

A method for the production of bioadhesive compact matrices - EPO

A method for the preparation of a bioadhesive compact matrix, which comprises the preparation of a uniform mixture of powders comprising one alkylcellulose or one hydroxyalkylcellulose and a non-water-soluble, water-swellable cross-linked polycarboxy...

Mar 2010

BIOPOLYMER OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - USPTO

A method of manufacturing a biopolymer optical waveguide includes providing a biopolymer, unwinding the biopolymer progressively to extract individual biopolymer fibers, and putting the unwound fibers under tension. The tensioned fibers are then cast...

Mar 2010

SUCCINATE SALT OF 2-((4-(1-METHYL-4-PYRIDIN-4-YL)-1H-PYRAZOL-3-YL)PHENOXY)METHYL)QUINOLINE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a succinate salt of 2-((4-(1-methyl-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)phenoxy)methyl)quinoline, and to a method for treating disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and other disorders in a mammal, including a hu...

Mar 2010

POLYMORPHS OF O-DESMETHYL VENLAFAXINE SUCCINATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to crystalline forms of O-desmethyl venlafaxine (ODV) succinate monohydrate, namely Forms I and II, in pure form and to novel processes for their preparation. The present invention provides a process for the preparation ...

Mar 2010

PRODUCTION OF BIO-BASED MATERIALS USING PHOTOBIOREACTORS WITH BINARY CULTURES - USPTO

A method, device and system for producing preselected products, (either finished products or preselected intermediary products) from biobased precursors or Co2 and/or bicarbonate. The principal features of the present invention include a method where...

Mar 2010

Lactic acid production from concentrated raw sugar beet juice - USPTO

The present invention is in the field of the preparation of lactic acid by means of fermentation on industrial scale wherein a concentrated raw beet juice having a Brix of at least 60 is used as fermentation substrate. After dilution to the desired i...

Mar 2010

METHODS OF CONCENTRATING SHEAR-SENSITIVE BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The invention relates generally to methods of concentrating mixtures including shear sensitive biopolymers, such as von Willebrand Factor. Conventional methods of concentrating biopolymers impart too much shear stress, which causes the degradation of...

Mar 2010

COATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE REACTION PRODUCT OF A BIOMASS DERIVED POLYOL AND A LACTIDE - USPTO

A coating comprising the reaction product of a biomass derived polyol and a lactide are disclosed. Substrates coated at least in part with these coatings are also disclosed.

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

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

Environmentally-Friendly Polylactic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

An environmentally-friendly polylactic acid resin composition includes (A) a mixed resin including (a1) a polylactic acid (PLA) resin and (a2) a polycarbonate resin, and (B) a compatibilizer capable of forming a stereo-complex with the polylactic aci...

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

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

CROSSLINKED COATINGS COMPRISING LACTIDE - USPTO

Crosslinked coatings comprising a reaction product of a compound containing two or more active hydrogen groups and a lactide are disclosed, as are substrates coated therewith.

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

BIOADHESIVE DIRECTED SOMATIC CELL THERAPY - USPTO

The subject invention is related to a cell-mediated gene therapy treatment using a cell composition that includes bioadhesive material. The bioadhesive material allows targeted and localized delivery of therapeutic somatic cells to the site of intere...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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