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3491 Patent Applications

Jun 2010

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CELLULAR AND METABOLIC ENGINEERING - USPTO

The present invention is generally directed to the evolution of new metabolic pathways and the enhancement of bioprocessing through a process herein termed recursive sequence recombination. Recursive sequence recombination entails performing iterativ...

Jun 2010

Preform for blow molding a bottle from bioresin - USPTO

A method of making a bottle whereby a polylactic acid preform is stretch blow molded into a biodegradable bioresin bottle. An injection molded polylactic acid or polylactide preform having a finish, a transition portion, a body portion, and a closed ...

Jun 2010

PHOSPHINE-BASED POLYMERS AND POLY(LACTIC ACID) MATERIAL COMPRISING THE SAME - USPTO

A phosphine-based polymer having Formula (I) is provided.

Jun 2010

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION COMPRISING CHOLINE SALTS OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for the intranasal administration comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Preferably, the pharmaceutically a...

Jun 2010

WOUND OR TISSUE DRESSING COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention is directed to a wound or tissue dressing comprising a bacteria having the property of producing lactic acid from sugars by fermentation of the sugars. The bacteria preferably belongs to the family of lactic acid bacteria. The f...

Jun 2010

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

Disclosed is a natural fiber reinforced polylactic acid resin composition that includes (A) a mixed resin including (A-1) a polylactic acid resin and (A-2) a natural fiber, (B) a coupling agent, and (C) carbon nanotubes.

Jun 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTIMUTAGENIC SUBSTANCE USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

Disclosed is a method for producing an antimutagenic substance by using a lactic acid bacterium, which can produce the antimutagenic substance in a large quantity in an extremely simple manner and is economically advantageous; particularly a method f...

Jun 2010

Bottle made from bioresin - USPTO

A method of making a bottle whereby a polylactic acid preform is stretch blow molded into a biodegradable bioresin bottle. An injection molded polylactic acid or polylactide preform having a finish, a transition portion, a body portion, and a closed ...

Jun 2010

Process for Recovery and Purification of Lactic Acid - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for recovery and purification of lactic acid from a fermentation broth containing lactic acid. The process comprises subjecting the fermentation broth to ultrafiltration and/or microfiltration to form a firs...

Jun 2010

AGENT AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SURVIVABILITY OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM, AND FOOD COMPOSITION - EPO

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Jun 2010

ENDOTOXIN BINDING BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND BIFIDOBACTERIA - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of at least one strain of lactic acid bacteria and/or bifidobacteria having hydrophobic surface properties, for the preparation of a composition intended for the prevention or the treatment of endotoxin mediated and/o...

Jun 2010

APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTION OF SACCHARIDES FROM LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIAL BY MEANS OF HYDROLYSIS AND USE OF A CERTAIN MATERIAL IN THE APPARATUS - USPTO

The present invention relates to the use of a comparatively cheap material for the containment of at least a strongly acidic mineral acid solution highly diluted with water, by means of which saccharides are extracted from lignocellulose material by ...

Jun 2010

Methods and materials for the production of D-lactic acid in yeast - USPTO

The present invention relates to biocatalysts that are cells, optimally of the Crabtree-negative phenotype, comprising expression vectors encoding genes heterologous to the cell that enable increased production of organic products. More specifically,...

Jun 2010

Process for Lignin Conversion to Chemicals or Fuels with H2 Generated from Lignin Depolymerization Products - USPTO

A process is presented for the production of high value chemicals from lignin. The process comprises combining several internal steps to use the hydrogen generated by the process, rather than adding an external source of hydrogen. The process can com...

Jun 2010

IMIDATED BIOPOLYMER ADHESIVE AND HYDROGEL - USPTO

Biologically compatible polymers carry an imide and can be used as an adhesive, a hydrogel or both. A second biologically compatible polymer reactive with the imidated polymer can be used therewith to seal openings.

Jun 2010

Combination of Hydrogenation and Base Catalyzed Depolymerization for Lignin Conversion - USPTO

A process for the conversion of lignin to chemical precursors is presented. The process comprises treating the lignin to form less acidic compounds. The process includes reacting lignin with a hydrogenation catalyst under a hydrogen atmosphere to con...

Jun 2010

BIOADHESIVE CONSTRUCTS - USPTO

The invention describes substrates, such as prosthetics, films, nonwovens, meshes, etc. that are treated with a bioadhesive. The bioadhesive includes polymeric substances that have phenyl moieties with at least two hydroxyl groups. The bioadhesive co...

Jun 2010

BIOADHESIVE CONSTRUCTS - USPTO

The invention describes substrates, such as prosthetics, films, nonwovens, meshes, etc. that are treated with a bioadhesive. The bioadhesive includes polymeric substances that have phenyl moieties with at least two hydroxyl groups. The bioadhesive co...

Jun 2010

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION OF GLUCOSE, ETHANOL,FURFURAL,FURANE AND LIGNIN FROM RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS - USPTO

Method and equipment for production of fermentable saccharides, ethanol, furfural, furane, lignin, acetic acid and formic acid from lignocellulosic and amylaceous materials. The method comprises one-stage or two-stage continuous thermo-compressive hy...

Jun 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN FOAMED PARTICLES FOR IN-MOLD FOAM-MOLDING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AS WELL AS METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED RESIN FOAM-MOLDED ARTICLE - USPTO

The present invention provides a method for producing polylactic acid-based resin foamed particles for in-mold foam-molding from which a polylactic acid-based resin foam-molded article excellent in heat resistance and mechanical strength can be obtai...

Jun 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID - EPO

A method for producing succinic acid, the method comprising: allowing bacterial cells obtained by culturing a bacterium selected from Brevibacterium flavum, Brevibacterium lactofermentum and Corynebacterium glutamicum, or a treated product thereof to...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND FIBER THEREOF - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition wherein a ratio (L/D) of an L-lactic acid unit and a D-lactic acid unit is from 30/70 to 70/30; a weight average molecular weight (Mw) is from 100,000 to 300,000; a stereocomplex crystal content (S) is 80% or more; a mel...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND FIBER THEREOF - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition (A) comprising a polylactic acid component (B) comprising at least 90 mol % of an L-lactic acid unit and less than 10% of copolymerizing component units other than L-lactic acid, and a polylactic acid component (C) compr...

May 2010

POROUS BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER SCAFFOLDS FOR IN SITU TISSUE REGENERATION AND METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an intelligent porous biodegradable polymer scaffold for in situ tissue regeneration in which two kinds of physiologically active substances having high differentiation potential and biocompatibility are introduced in...

May 2010

Selection and use of lactic acid bacteria for reducing inflammation caused by Helicobacter - USPTO

Strains of Lactobacillus which have been selected for their capability of reducing gastrointestinal inflammation, such as that due to Helicobacter pylori, and products derived from these strains, including agents for treatment or prophylaxis of infla...

May 2010

CRYSTALLINE POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION AND PRODUCT MOLDED/FORMED THEREFROM - USPTO

There is provided a crystalline polylactic acid resin composition comprising 95 to 99.97 parts by mass of a polylactic acid resin (A) having a D-isomer content of not greater than 0.6 mol % or not less than 99.4 mol %, and 0.03 to 5 parts by mass of ...

May 2010

Lactic acid bacteria and their cellular components inducing immunoregulatory function, and method of obtaining the same - EPO

To provide a method of obtaining and of effectively selecting a microorganism that contributes to prevention and treatment of immune diseases including allergy, autoimmune diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g., large-intestinal ulcer), and a...

May 2010

LOW-MELT-VISCOSITY POLYGLYCOLIC ACID, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND USE OF THE LOW-MELT-VISCOSITY POLYGLYCOLIC ACID - EPO

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 o...

May 2010

Lactic acid bacteria strains exhibiting probiotic properties and compositions comprising the same - EPO

The present invention relates to a new selection method of bacterial strains LAB, suitable for the preparation of foods and food supplements for the improvement or restoration of the intestinal microflora (gut microflora), the use thereof, pharmaceut...

May 2010

A method for digesting a biomass comprising lignin together with cellulose and /or hemicellulose - EPO

The invention relates to a method for digesting a biomass comprising, lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, comprising the steps of: (a) contacting the biomass with a first solvent for dissolving the cellulose and/or the hemicellulose, (b) contacting...

May 2010

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polylactic Acid Resin Composition and Molded Product Made Using the Same - USPTO

Disclosed is a natural fiber-reinforced polylactic acid resin composition that includes (A) a first polylactic acid resin; and (B) a natural fiber surface-treated with a second polylactic acid resin. The second polylactic acid resin can include a dif...

May 2010

MICROFLUIDIC DROPLETS FOR METABOLIC ENGINEERING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates generally to the use of droplets to culture and/or assay cells or other species. In some cases, the cells or other species may be sorted based upon the results of the culture and/or assay. In some embodiments, cells othe...

May 2010

LACTIC ACID OLIGOMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

In a method for producing a lactic acid oligomer by subjecting an aqueous lactic acid solution to a polycondensation reaction under microwave irradiation, the polycondensation reaction is carried out under reduced pressure in the absence of a polymer...

May 2010

Method of manufacturing carbon cylindrical structures and biopolymer detection device - USPTO

A method of manufacturing carbon cylindrical structures, as represented by carbon nanotubes, by growing them on a substrate using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, comprising the steps of implanting metal ions to the substrate surface and the...

May 2010

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polylactic Acid Resin Composition and Molded Product Made Using the Same - EPO

Disclosed is a natural fiber-reinforced polylactic acid resin composition that includes (A) a first polylactic acid resin; and (B) a natural fiber surface-treated with a second polylactic acid resin. The second polylactic acid resin can include a dif...

May 2010

NANOPATTERNED BIOPOLYMER OPTICAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - USPTO

A method of manufacturing a nanopatterned biopolymer optical device includes providing a biopolymer, processing the biopolymer to yield a biopolymer matrix solution, providing a substrate with a nanopatterned surface, casting the biopolymer matrix so...

May 2010

METHOD FOR THE BREAKDOWN OF LIGNIN - USPTO

The invention describes a method for the direct production of molecules with a minimum molecular weight of 78 g/mol by the breakdown of lignin, lignin derivatives, lignin fragments, and/or lignin-containing substances or mixtures in the presence of a...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID FOAM - USPTO

A polylactic acid foam of beautiful appearance excelling in heat resistance and having satisfactory mechanical properties is provided from polylactic acid and a polyolefin resin and further a vinyl-carboxylate-modified polyolefin resin. The polylacti...

May 2010

Pourable Food Composition with High Natural Fiber Content and Methods of Production - USPTO

The present invention relates to a pourable food composition, like a dressing, that has at least 2.5 grams of total dietary fiber per 32 gram serving. The fiber is derived from at least one whole fruit or vegetable that is partially or completely deh...

May 2010

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

It is an object of the present invention to provide a composition comprising polylactic acid and having improved injection moldability and an injection molded product thereof.

May 2010

Pourable food composition with high natural fiber content and methods of production - EPO

The present invention relates to a pourable food composition, like a dressing, that has at least 2.5 grams of total dietary fiber per 32 gram serving. The fiber is derived from at least one whole fruit or vegetable that is partially or completely deh...

May 2010

PRODUCING METHOD FOR POLYLACTIC ACID-BASED COPOLYMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a method for preparing poly (lactic acid)-based copolymers. In the present invention, lactic acid prepolymers are synthesized via direct melt polycondensation, and then the lactic acid prepolymers are copolymerized wi...

May 2010

Method for Producing Lactic Acid By The Fermentation of a Self-Sufficient Medium Containing Green Cane Juice - USPTO

The invention relates to a process for producing lactic acid by fermentation of a sugarcane extract by means of microorganisms belonging to the Bacillus or Sporolactobacillus genus. The fermentation medium is self-sufficient.

May 2010

POLY(LACTIC ACID) COMPOSITION WITH IMPROVED IMPACT RESISTANCE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid with improved impact strength, comprising, by weight: 60% to 97% of polylactic acid (PLA), and3% to 40% of a mixture of compounds A and B in which: A is a copolymer of ethylene and of an unsa...

Apr 2010

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID POLYMERS OF HIGH CRYSTALLINITY AND MOLECULAR WEIGHT - USPTO

The invention relates to a process for preparing lactic acid polymers of highly crystallinity and molecular weight, the process comprising melt polymerization of a lactide to form prepolymers having active end groups followed by solid state polymeriz...

Apr 2010

High temperature biobased lubricant compositions from boron nitride - USPTO

This present invention discloses a method for the preparation of an improved high temperature engine lubricant composition comprising the steps of: 1) providing at least one biobased natural oil or biobased synthetic oil selected from the group consi...

Apr 2010

ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING LACTIC ACID PRODUCING BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to absorbent articles comprising at least a liquid acquisition layer and an underlying liquid storage layer, said absorbent article comprising lactic acid producing bacteria. The lactic acid producing bacteria are disper...

Apr 2010

PURIFICATION OF LACTIDE RICH STREAMS - USPTO

A method for the purification or recovery of lactide rich streams by the combination of a suspension-based melt crystallization process with a subsequent separation of the pure lactide crystals in a wash column is disclosed.

Apr 2010

DEPSIPEPTIDE CONTAINING LACTIC ACID RESIDUE - USPTO

Disclosed are a compound represented by the general formula (I) below and a polymer compound obtained by polymerizing such a compound. R1-Gly-Lac-Pro-R2 (I) (In the formula, -Gly-Lac-Pro- represents a glycine residue represented by the formula (II) b...

Apr 2010

Immunostimulating composition containing Lactic Acid bacteria - USPTO

Producing an immunostimulating composition containing lactic acid bacteria having IL-12 production-inducing activity, by culturing lactic acid bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus, immediately killing the bacteria at the point of time at whi...

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