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May 2009

Polyglycolic Acid Resin Particle Composition and Process for Production Thereof - USPTO

A particulate polyglycolic acid resin composition, comprising: a blend of a first particulate polyglycolic acid resin and a second particulate polyglycolic acid resin each having a moisture content of at most 110 ppm and providing a ratio of melt-vis...

May 2009

METHOD TO CONTROL CELL ADHESION AND GROWTH ON BIOPOLYMER SURFACES - USPTO

Methods for treating surfaces of polymeric substrates (as used in medical implants) with inert plasmas to promote the growth of bioentities (such as cells) on these surfaces is disclosed. The treated surfaces are subsequently exposed to an environmen...

May 2009

METHOD OF PRODUCING HODGE CARBONYLS AND OLIGOMERIC LIGNIN - USPTO

A method of treating biomass feed by pyrolyzing it in the presence of superheated steam at a selected temperature for a sufficient time to produce at least one product stream.

May 2009

Speeding Cure Rate Of Bioadhesives - USPTO

The present disclosure provides compositions having reduced viscosity which may be used as adhesives or tissue sealants, and includes methods for speeding the cure rate of such compositions.

May 2009

METHOD FOR FABRICATING AEROGELS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN BIOCOMPOSITES - USPTO

The present invention discloses a method for fabricating aerogels, a method for fabricating surface-modified aerogels, and a method for fabricating biocomposites. Take the fabricating method of biocomposites for example, first, a precursor solution i...

May 2009

Polymer Blends Of Biodegradable Or Bio-Based And Synthetic Polymers And Foams Thereof - USPTO

The present invention relates to compositions comprising blends of alkenyl aromatic polymers such as styrenic polymers (i.e. PS and HIPS) and bio-based or biodegradable polymers (i.e. PLA, PGA, PHA, PBS, PCL) compatibilized with styrene-based copolym...

May 2009

PROCESS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Process for the modification of a polymer or copolymer having the following general structure for one or more of the repeating units: (1) wherein n is an integer, m is an integer in the range 0 to 6, and R is selected from hydrogen, substituted or un...

May 2009

STIMULUS-RESPONSIVE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION - USPTO

There is presently provided a stimulus-responsive polymer comprising a biodegradable polymer backbone and a stimulus-responsive pendant group attached to the biodegradable polymer backbone, wherein the biodegradable polymer backbone comprises a poly(...

May 2009

Selection and use of lactic acid bacteria for reducing dental caries and bacteria causing dental caries - USPTO

New strains of Lactobacillus that have been selected for their capability of improved reduction the number of Streptococcus mutans in the mouth of mammals through inhibiting activity in combination with better binding to the oral mucins and dental pl...

May 2009

BRANCHED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, A MACROMONOMER, PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF SAME, AND THEIR USE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of branched biodegradable polymers comprising of the steps of: (a) preparing a macromonomer by ring-opening polymerization of at least one cyclic ester, cyclic carbonate, and/or cyclic ca...

May 2009

Process for Producing Polyglycolic Acid Resin Composition - USPTO

A particulate polyglycolic acid resin composition suitable as a material for various forming processes in produced through a process characterized by comprising: cooling a polyglycolic acid resin composition having a residual glycolide content of at ...

May 2009

Modification of plant lignin content - USPTO

DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce...

May 2009

CHARGED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - USPTO

In accordance with one aspect of the invention, implantable medical devices are provided which include polymeric compositions that comprise at least one type of biodegradable ionic polymer. The at least one type of biodegradable ionic polymer compris...

Apr 2009

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...

Apr 2009

Production of syringyl lignin in gymnosperms - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for producing syringyl lignin in gymnosperms. The production of syringyl lignin in gymnosperms is accomplished by genetically transforming a gymnosperm genome, which does not normally contain genes which code...

Apr 2009

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID ESTER - USPTO

This invention provides a method for producing a lactic acid ester that can minimize input energy at the time of production, that can reduce chemical costs, and that can minimize equipment costs. This method comprises steps of: performing an esterifi...

Apr 2009

Heterologous Production of Capreomycin and Generation of New Capreomycin Derivatives Through Metabolic Engineering - USPTO

Provided are nucleic acid molecules comprising at least a functional fragment of the capreomycin biosynthetic gene cluster, polypeptides encoded by the cluster and recombinant host cells transformed with any of the nucleic acid molecules disclosed he...

Apr 2009

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced.

Apr 2009

RANDOM AMORPHOUS TERPOLYMER 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

Apr 2009

Methods for Decoding TPS Carriers in OFDM Systems - USPTO

The present invention relates to methods for TPS demodulation, frame boundary detection, and TPS decoding. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for finding a frame boundary in demodulating an OFDM signal, comprising the steps of: ...

Apr 2009

LACTIC ACID-FERMENTED SOYBEAN LIQUID COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

The lactic acid-fermented soybean liquid composition according to the present invention is obtained by adding lactic acid bacteria to a soybean liquid in which the content of the soybean particles having a particle size of 50 μm or larger is less tha...

Apr 2009

BIOADHESIVE FILM - USPTO

Bioadhesive films for delivery of active agent to the mucosa are disclosed. Particularly, bioadhesive films for treating the vaginal mucosa are disclosed.

Apr 2009

Physiological coolants based on lactoyl esters of menthyl lactate - USPTO

A method of imparting a physiological cooling effect to a consumer product is disclosed. The method comprises formulating into the consumer product a composition comprising at least one lactoyl ester of menthyl lactate. Also disclosed is a method of ...

Apr 2009

INJECTABLE FORMS OF SOLID-FORMING CROSSLINKED BIOELASTIC BIOPOLYMERS FOR LOCAL DRUG DELIVERY - USPTO

A method for delivering a compound of interest to a selected region in a subject is carried out by administering a composition to the region of interest, the composition comprising a cross-linked bioelastomer in combination with the compound of inter...

Apr 2009

MEDICAL DEVICES WITH TRIGGERABLE BIOADHESIVE MATERIAL - USPTO

Described herein are implantable medical devices comprising a biocompatible polymer comprising a triggerable bioadhesive property that allows the device to adhere to body tissue. The triggerable bioadhesive property of the polymer can be triggered or...

Apr 2009

PAPER/BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC LAMINATE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MATERIAL - USPTO

A paper/plastic laminate suitable for use in laser and digital copiers and printers etc. that use heat set fuser toner adhesion as the method for fusing/bonding an ink to a paper. The laminate includes a paper web laminated to a polymeric film using ...

Apr 2009

Fuel compositions with mono- or di- butyl succinate and method of use thereof - USPTO

Fuel compositions comprising primarily a mono- or di-butyl succinate as an oxygenation additive are described. The fuels can be diesel fuels which generate carbon based particulates in diesel engines. The result is reduced emissions of particulates f...

Apr 2009

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCELERATING GROWTH OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA WITH ELECTRIC FIELD - USPTO

The method and apparatus for accelerating growth of lactic acid bacteria, which apply an electric field to the lactic acid bacteria using an electric field in a frequency band of 1 kHz to 1 MHz, can be applied to all lactic acid bacteria used in home...

Apr 2009

Method for Separation of Lactic Acid Component from Lactic Acid Fermentation Liquor, and Separation Apparatus - USPTO

A lactic acid component (e.g., lactic acid or oligo (lactic acid)) can be obtained by extraction from a lactic acid fermentation liquor with a pH of 4.8 or less, using at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of toluene, xylene, mesity...

Apr 2009

Selectivity improvement in oxygen delignification and bleaching of lignocellulose pulp using singlet oxygen - USPTO

A process to enhance delignification or bleaching in chemical or mechanical pulps comprising generation of singlet oxygen as a separate step and subsequent transport of singlet oxygen to pulp to effect bleaching or brightening of the pulp.

Apr 2009

Bio-polymer and scaffold-sheet method for tissue engineering - USPTO

A method of making a new type of biomaterials, biodegrable crosslinked urethane-containing polyester (CUPE) elastomers and a scaffold-sheet engineering method for tissue engineering applications is provided. CUPEs can be synthesized by forming a line...

Apr 2009

Glycoprotein and apolipoprotein biopolymer markers predictive of Alzheimers disease - USPTO

The instant invention involves the use of a combination of preparatory steps in conjunction with mass spectroscopy and time-of-flight detection procedures to maximize the diversity of biopolymers which are verifiable within a particular sample. The c...

Apr 2009

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING BIOPOLYMER AND METHOD OF RECOVERING REAGENT FOR SYNTHESIZING BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

An apparatus for synthesizing a biopolymer includes a reaction chamber, an outlet tube connected to the reaction chamber, a plurality of recovery tanks connected to the outlet tube, and a plurality of recovery valves configured to open or block the p...

Apr 2009

Crystalline forms cinacalcet fumarate and cinacalcet succinate and processes for preparation thereof - USPTO

The present invention provides crystalline forms of Cinacalcet Fumarate and Cinacalcet Succinate, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the crystalline form of Cinacalcet Fumarate and/or the crystalline form of Cinacalcet Succinate, and processes fo...

Apr 2009

Increasing lifespan by modulation of pha-4 - USPTO

The roles of the pha-4 and daf-16 genes in diet-restricted induced longevity are described and characterized. Pha-4 acts, e.g., in the absence of daf-16, to increase lifespan, e.g., in nematodes. Given the role that pha-4 and daf-16 play in the media...

Apr 2009

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION - USPTO

A process for producing lactic acid according to the invention is characterized in that glycerin is subjected to a hydrothermal reaction under an alkaline condition at a temperature in the range of 150 to 400° C. and under pressure equal to or more t...

Mar 2009

Polyglycolic Acid Resin-Based Layered Sheet and Method of Producing the Same - USPTO

There is provided a laminate sheet which is excellent in oxygen-barrier property and moisture resistance, biodegradable as a whole and therefore suitable as a base material for packaging materials, such as food containers. The laminate sheet is forme...

Mar 2009

MODIFICATION OF PLANT LIGNIN CONTENT - USPTO

DNA constructs comprising a first DNA segment that corresponds to at least a portion of a gene in the monolignol biosynthetic pathway, a spacer DNA segment, and a second DNA segment that is complementary to the first DNA segment can be used to reduce...

Mar 2009

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ITEM - USPTO

Provided is a polylactic acid resin composition obtained by adding a carboxylic acid amide and a carboxylic acid ester each of which has at least one polar group in a molecule to a polylactic acid resin reacted with a (meth)acrylate compound. Also pr...

Mar 2009

CATIONIC ALPHA-AMINO ACID-CONTAINING BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER GENE TRANSFER COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

The invention provides gene transfer compositions using as the gene carrier a biodegradable polymer that contains one or more cationic alpha amino acids, such as arginine or agmatine. The compositions form a tight soluble complex with a poly nucleic ...

Mar 2009

Enzymatic Degumming Utilizing a Mixture of PLA and PLC Phospholipases with Reduced Reaction Time - USPTO

A method for degumming an oil composition comprises the steps of (a) providing an oil composition containing a quantity of phospholipids, (b) contacting said oil composition simultaneously with one or more phospholipase A enzymes and one or more phos...

Mar 2009

PRODUCTION OF BIOPOLYMER FILM, FIBRE, FOAM AND ADHESIVE MATERIALS FROM SOLUBLE S-SULFONATED KERATIN DERIVATIVES - USPTO

Film, fibre, foam and adhesive materials are produced from soluble S-sulfonated keratins. Once formed, the films, fibres, foams or adhesives are treated to modify the properties of the materials, in particular to improve the wet strength of the mater...

Mar 2009

LIGNIN AND OTHER PRODUCTS ISOLATED FROM PLANT MATERIAL, METHODS FOR ISOLATION AND USE, AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LIGNIN AND OTHER PLANT-DERIVED PRODUCTS - USPTO

Lignin polymers having distinctive properties, including a generally high molecular weight and generally homogeneous size distribution, as well as preservation of native reactive side groups, are isolated by solvent extraction of plant materials. Met...

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

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.

Mar 2009

Detoxifying and Recylcing of Washing Solution Used In Pretreatment Of Lignocellulose-Containing Materials - USPTO

The invention relates to a process of detoxifying pretreated lignocellulose-containing material comprising washing the pretreated lignocellulose-containing material in a washing solution and treating the used washing solution to remove an enzyme inhi...

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

MONOLITHIC-SHAPED BODIES FOR PURIFYING AND SEPARATING BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The present invention concerns new monolithic shaped bodies, a method for their preparation as well as their use especially for the selective purification and separation of biopolymers. A chromatographic separation material is provided with the new m...

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...

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