Proteinaceous Material Containing Patents (Class 106/124.1)
  • Patent number: 10316229
    Abstract: A system and method for treatment of biomass originating from wastewater treatment biosolids to obtain valuable adhesives and composite materials is described herein. Some embodiments do not require purification of a biomass product or residue to produce an adhesive. Some embodiments comprise a treatment of post extraction biomass residue configured to produce an adhesive. Use of post extraction biomass residue adds value to alternative energy produced by extracting oil from biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Inventor: William Chirdon
  • Patent number: 10258283
    Abstract: Embodiments include an implant for insertion into a human and/or animal body and an insertion device for the implant. The implant includes a housing, at least one negative pressure unit and at least one adhesive application unit to temporarily and/or permanently fix the implant to a bodily tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Michael Diebold
  • Patent number: 10130675
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a wound healing agent that inhibits bacterial growth, promotes granulation tissue formation and epithelization, and minimizes foreign body reaction in the granulation tissue. The wound healing agent of the present invention contains protein (A) and water, wherein the protein (A) contains: GAGAGS (1); and an amino acid sequence (X) and/or an amino acid sequence (X?), and the total percentage of ? turns and random coils in the protein (A) as determined by circular dichroism spectroscopy is 60 to 85%, and the percentage of the total number of amino acid residues in the amino acid sequences (X) and (X?) is 50 to 70% of the total number of amino acid residues in the protein (A). Amino acid sequence (X): at least one amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of VPGVG (2), GVGVP (3), and GAHGPAGPK (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9943546
    Abstract: The invention relates to a viral-safe platelet extract, to its preparation and use. The extract comprises a mixture of biologically active platelet derived factors. Advantageously, the extract comprises a balanced proportion of the factors and is non-clottable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Weissman, Nina Raver-Shapira, Israel Nur, Oleg Belyaev
  • Patent number: 9856436
    Abstract: Modified protein compositions that provide benefits in laundry products are produced by minimal processing of crude protein sources. Modifications include reaction with one or more of 1) cationic functional agents, 2) anionic functional agents, 3) proteolytic enzymes, 4) reducing agents and 5) oxidizing agents. They may be complexed with a surfactant to improve the separation from insoluble cellulosic carbohydrate materials in the crude protein sources, and to improve their dispersibility and effectiveness in laundry products. The resulting products may provide benefits of preventing soil redeposition, preventing dye transfer, soil repellency, and fabric wear reduction in laundry operations. The invention also encompasses the laundry products comprising the protein compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Alice Hudson
  • Patent number: 9549962
    Abstract: A composition suitable for use as replacement material for all or part of a disc nucleus during percutaneous injection, the composition comprising: an injectable, curable, cross-linkable, non-immunogenic non-toxic protein hydrogel that (i) the protein component of the protein hydrogel contains at least one crosslinkable amino acid (ii) has a static compressive modulus of at least about 10 kPa, and (iii) has a dynamic compressive modulus of at least about 10 kPa; an iodinated contrast solution comprising an amount of an iodine compound sufficient to increase radiopacity to a discernable level, wherein the solution causes a decrease in the static and/or dynamic compressive modulus; and an amount of a crosslinker sufficient to restore at least about 100% of the decrease in static and/or dynamic compressive modulus caused by addition of the iodinated contrast solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Berlemann, Thomas Wilson, Peter Wronski, Thomas Douville
  • Patent number: 9259503
    Abstract: Disclosed are solid and frozen haemostatic materials and dressings consisting essentially of a fibrinogen component and a fibrinogen activator. Also disclosed are methods of treating internal wounded tissue in a mammal by applying one or more of these haemostatic materials and dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: STB, LTD.
    Inventors: Martin MacPhee, Jerry Kanellos, Belinda Wilmer, Dawson Beall
  • Patent number: 9155815
    Abstract: Biocompatible phase invertible proteinaceous compositions and methods for making and using the same are provided. The subject phase invertible compositions are prepared by combining a crosslinker and a proteinaceous substrate. The proteinaceous substrate includes one or more proteins and a polyamine, where the polyamine and a proteinaceous substrate are present in synergistic viscosity enhancing amounts, and may also include one or more of: a carbohydrate, a tackifying agent, a plasticizer, or other modification agent. In certain embodiments, the crosslinker is a heat-treated dialdehyde, e.g., heat-treated glutaraldehyde. Also provided are kits for use in preparing the subject compositions. The subject compositions, kits and systems find use in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tenaxis Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Handley, Joanna Wong
  • Patent number: 9040597
    Abstract: Disclosed are fast-curing, inexpensive corn-gluten resin compositions, methods for making them, methods for forming them into solid articles. In some embodiments, the resin composition includes corn meal gluten and a non-toxic organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Green Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Dara L. Woerdeman, Odelia Maron
  • Publication number: 20150125611
    Abstract: Provide are a peptide gel with practically sufficient mechanical strength and a self-assembling peptide capable of forming the peptide gel. The self-assembling peptide is formed of the following amino acid sequence: a1b1c1b2a2b3db4a3b5c2b6a4 where: a1 to a4 each represent a basic amino acid residue; b1 to b6 each represent an uncharged polar amino acid residue and/or a hydrophobic amino acid residue, provided that at least five thereof each represent a hydrophobic amino acid residue; c1 and c2 each represent an acidic amino acid residue; and d represents a hydrophobic amino acid residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Menicon Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Yusuke NAGAI, Hidenori Yokoi, Koji Uesugi, Keiji Naruse
  • Publication number: 20150118195
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides a scalable and electrostretching approach for generating microfibers exhibiting uniaxial alignment from polymer solutions. Such microfibers can be generated from a variety of natural polymers or synthetic polymers. The hydrogel microfibers can be used for controlled release of bioactive agents. The internal uniaxial alignment exhibited by the presently disclosed fibers provides improved mechanical properties to microfibers, contact guidance cues and induces alignment for cells seeded on or within the microfibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hai-Quan Mao, Shuming Zhang, Xi Liu, Brian Patrick Ginn
  • Publication number: 20150101509
    Abstract: The method of making a compressed biocomposite body includes compressing a mass of biocomposite material comprised of discrete particles and a network of interconnected glucan-containing mycelia cells in the presence of heat and moisture into a compressed body having a density in excess of 18 pcf. Compression may take place batch wise in a press or continuously in a path of narrowing cross-section defined by a series of heated rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gavin R. McIntyre, Jeffrey D. Betts, Gregory Tudryn, Liam Mooney
  • Patent number: 9000090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for making synthetic polyisoprene latex and synthetic polyisoprene condoms. A process for making a compounded synthetic polyisoprene latex suitable for making a latex film comprises (a) compounding a synthetic polyisoprene latex with suitable compounding ingredients, (b) maturing the latex and optionally (c) storing the latex; characterized in that steps (a), (b) and (c) if included are carried out at a low temperature so as to minimize prevulcanization of the latex. Condoms can be made from latexes produced according to the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LRC Products Limited
    Inventors: Julie Attrill, Melissa Jane Ballard, Eman Alsaffar
  • Publication number: 20150079319
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a composition for the cold-end treatment of hollow glass articles, characterized in that it is an aqueous solution containing 0.01% to 1% by weight of solids of carnauba wax; a process for the cold-end treatment of hollow glass articles, comprising the spraying of this composition; and a hollow glass article thus obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN EMBALLAGE
    Inventors: Perrine Lavalley-Maillet, Aurelie Descorps-Declere, Edouard Obert, Claude DA Silva
  • Publication number: 20150010641
    Abstract: The invention relates to micro-, submicro- or nano-structures comprising amaranth protein, optionally combined with at least one other biopolymer, which structures are suitable for use as an encapsulation matrix. In particular, the invention relates to micro-, submicro- or nano-structures comprising amaranth protein and a polysaccharide. The invention also relates to the production method thereof, said method comprising an electrospinning, electrospraying or blow spinning step. The encapsulated product is characterised in that it comprises an encapsulation matrix formed by micro-, submicro- or nano-structures of the invention and at least one functional ingredient. The invention further relates to the method for obtaining same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicants: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC), UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE QUERETARO
    Inventors: Amparo Lopez Rubio, Jose Maria Lagaron Cabello, Marysol Aceituno Medina, Sandra Mendoza Diaz
  • Patent number: 8911986
    Abstract: Temporary active coatings that are stabilized against inactivation by weathering are provided including a base associated with a chemically modified enzyme, and, optionally a first polyoxyethylene present in the base and independent of the enzyme. The coatings are optionally overlayered onto a substrate to form an active coating facilitating the removal of organic stains or organic material from food, insects, or the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Jia, Songtao Wu, Masahiko Ishii, Minjuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140289986
    Abstract: A cotton bud with a rod-like grip body and with a bud body that is arranged at least at one free end of the grip body. The rod-like grip body is a biologically degradable extrusion body, and includes natural fibres embedded into a material matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ROWEG HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Beat Hani, Christian Rytka, Guy Petignat
  • Publication number: 20140261075
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and methods for treatment of biomass products or residues to obtain valuable adhesives and composite materials. Certain embodiments require no purification of a biomass product or residue to produce an adhesive. Certain embodiments include a treatment of post extraction algae residue configured to produce an adhesive. Advantageously, such use of post extraction algae residue adds value to alternative energy produced by extracting oil from algae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: William Chirdon
  • Publication number: 20140251180
    Abstract: Waterborne aqueous-alcohol soluble protein compositions, methods of making the compositions, and applications thereof are disclosed. The dispersion compositions include protein, water, acid, and optionally an ester of a carboxylic acid. The methods of making the compositions including combining the protein, water, acid and optionally ester to form a dispersion without the benefit of alcohol. Applications include industrial and food applications, such as binders and coatings, for example paint binders or coatings for paper products and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Leif Sedgewick Freeman, John Warren Lawton, JR., Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Marvin Lynn Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140221289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to shear-thinning ?-lactalbumin hydrogels, which have a threshold and are thixotropic, to a method for preparing same and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: Commissariat a L'energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Vincent Forge, Carole Mathevon, Frédéric Pignon
  • Publication number: 20140205797
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a biopolymer photonic crystal includes providing a biopolymer, processing the biopolymer to yield a biopolymer matrix solution, providing a substrate, casting the matrix solution on the substrate, and drying the biopolymer matrix solution to form a solidified biopolymer film. A surface of the film is formed with a nanopattern, or a nanopattern is machined on a surface of the film. In another embodiment, a plurality of biopolymer films is stacked together. A photonic crystal is also provided that is made of a biopolymer and has a nanopatterned surface. In another embodiment, the photonic crystal includes a plurality of nanopatterned films that are stacked together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Tufts University
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Brian Lawrence, Mark Cronin-Golomb
  • Publication number: 20140196631
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are materials such as a coating, comprising a lipolytic enzyme or organophosphrous compound degrading enzyme. Also disclosed herein are methods of visually detecting enzyme activity in a coating by contacting the coating with a substrate of an enzyme and a visual indicator that changes appearance upon production of a product of enzyme activity on a tack-free coating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Reactive Surface, Ltd.
    Inventor: C. Steven McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20140041547
    Abstract: Biocompatible phase invertible proteinaceous compositions and methods for making and using the same are provided. Phase invertible compositions in accordance with the invention are prepared by combining a liquid proteinaceous substrate and a liquid crosslinking composition, where the liquid crosslinking composition includes a macromolecular crosslinking agent. Also provided are kits for use in preparing the subject compositions. The subject compositions, kits and systems find use in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tenaxis Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Dieck, Ian J. Handley, Neil Winterbottom, Joanna Wang
  • Publication number: 20140045695
    Abstract: The invention relates to continuous fiber layers comprising an active substance on the basis of bio-polymers, comprising a fibrous, bio-polymer active substance carrier, and at least one active substance associated with the carrier and releasable from the continuous fiber layer; to formulations comprising an active substance, the formulations comprising such continuous fiber layers; to the use of continuous fiber layers comprising an active substance for the production of formulations comprising an active substance; and to a method for the production of continuous fiber layers comprising an active substance. The invention further relates to corresponding continuous fiber layers comprising an active substance and to the use thereof for the production of wound treatment and hygiene products, and to the respectively produced wound treatment and hygiene products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: BURGHARD LIEBMANN, EVGUENI KLIMOV
  • Publication number: 20140017480
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a composite material that includes a first material and a second material. In some implementations, the composite material is a metamaterial. The first material includes a chiral polymer (e.g., crystalline chiral helical polymer, poly-?-benzyl-L-glutamate (PBLG), poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), polypeptide, and/or polyacetylene). The second material is within the chiral polymer. The first material and the second material are configured to provide an effective index of refraction value for the composite material of 1 or less. In some implementations, the effective index of refraction value for the composite material is negative. In some implementations, the effective index of refraction value for the composite material of 1 or less is at least in a wavelength of one of at least a visible spectrum, an infrared spectrum, a microwave spectrum, and/or an ultraviolet spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Cheol Park, Jin Ho Kang, Keith L. Gordon, Godfrey Sauti, Sharon E. Lowther, Robert G. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20130273145
    Abstract: The present teachings provide new compositions comprising polycations and polycations, and the preparation and use of these new compositions. In one aspect, the new compositions are complex coacervates. The compositions described herein can have several desired properties, including, low interfacial tension in water, adjustable cohesive strength, antimicrobial activity, suitability for dissolution at or near physiological pH, biocompatiblility, and/or biodegradability. The compositions can have the ability of promoting cell attachment, cell adhesion, cell migration, cell differentiation, and/or morphogenesis. Thus, in various embodiments, the complex coacervates can be used in water-based applications, for example, in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventor: Neal Vail
  • Publication number: 20130255537
    Abstract: Injection molded articles and methods for making them from bio-based materials are described. More specifically, injection molded articles and methods for making them from bio-based materials that behave like high-molecular-weight thermosets such as lignin or protein-based materials including corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distillers dried grains with solubles, wet distillers grains, modified wet distillers grains, canola meal, wheat gluten, barley, cottonseed meal, sunflower meal, linseed meal, soy, rapeseed, sorghum proteins, maize, rice proteins, potato proteins, cassava proteins, sweet potato proteins, yam proteins, plantain proteins, keratin, or collagen are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Green Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Dara L. Woerdeman, Scott Kinney, Marko Koorneef, Ken Bush
  • Publication number: 20130206034
    Abstract: A dried distiller soluble based biopolymer, processes for forming the biopolymer, and articles of manufacture thereof. The produced dried distillers solubles derives from co-products of corn fermentation facilities and is comprised in part of water-soluble proteins. A biopolymer consists essentially of dried distillers solubles, and an article of manufacture includes a biopolymer consisting of dried distillers solubles and an optional additive. The process of forming dried distiller solubles involves separating whole stillage into a liquid fraction and a solid fraction, wherein the liquid fraction comprises water soluble proteins in an amount greater than the solid fraction, and wherein the solid fraction has a higher solid content than the liquid fraction. The liquid fraction is sprayed at an elevated temperature to remove at least a portion of moisture in the liquid fraction and form particles and granules of the liquid fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130209312
    Abstract: A multilayer film may include a polymeric film layer and an absorbing layer on a side of the polymeric film layer. The absorbing layer may be adapted to absorb an odor, a volatile organic compound, or both. The absorbing layer may include a palladium complex and at least one of a cyclodextrin, a hydrophobin protein, and a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Morgan Adhesives Company
    Inventors: Olivier Jacques Dupuis, Carine Gabrièle Lefevre, Jean-Christophe Fernand Minor
  • Patent number: 8475586
    Abstract: Various methods for forming structural composites are disclosed. For example, a particular method may include adding an effective amount of algae extract to an aggregate mixture so as to provide a plasticizer to the aggregate mixture, and processing the aggregate mixture to form a hardened composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Marcos Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20130139725
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for manufacturing plastic materials from decolorized blood protein. The method includes the following steps: contacting the blood protein an oxidizing agent to form a blood protein composition that includes unreacted oxidizing agent; removing at least a portion of the unreacted oxidizing agent from the blood protein composition to form a decolorized blood protein composition; and treating the decolorized blood protein composition in the presence of a plasticizer with sufficient pressure and temperature to form the plastic material. The present disclosure also provides a plastic material including a blood protein residue having a percent whiteness of 35%-100% and a plasticizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: WAIKATOLINK LIMITED
    Inventor: Waikatolink Limited
  • Publication number: 20130129787
    Abstract: Described herein is the synthesis of adhesive complex coacervates from electrostatically associated block copolymers, wherein the block copolymers comprise alternating polycationic and polyanionic blocks. Methods for making and the using the adhesive complex coacervates are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Russell J. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20130113138
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wheat gluten based compositions having improved mechanical properties as well as articles formed therefrom, and methods of making the same. More particularly, the compositions also include fibrous reinforcing material and may be formed into a variety of products, including but not limited to particle board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: R&D GREEN MATERIALS LLC
    Inventor: Dara L. WOERDEMAN
  • Publication number: 20130098550
    Abstract: A method for adhering a medical device to biological tissue includes adhering an adhesive composition having a plurality of reactive members of a specific binding pair to tissue which has a plurality of complementary reactive members of the specific binding pair via click chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Tim Sargeant, Robert Ahmad Hadba, Joshua Stopek
  • Publication number: 20120315685
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are coated articles and methods of preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLOGY COATINGS, INC. A Nevada Corporation
    Inventor: Sally Judith Weine Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20120252294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for coating an inert or naturally occurring material with a silk polypeptide. It further relates to a coated inert or naturally occurring material obtainable by said method and to uses thereof. It also relates to products comprising said coated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AMSILK GMBH
    Inventors: Axel H. Leimer, Lin Romer
  • Publication number: 20120245103
    Abstract: The present invention provides silk proteins, as well as nucleic acids encoding these proteins. The present invention also provides recombinant cells and/or organisms which synthesize silk proteins. Silk proteins of the invention can be used for a variety of purposes such as in the manufacture of personal care products, plastics, textiles, and biomedical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tara D. Sutherland, Victoria S. Haritos, Holly Trueman, Alagacone Sriskantha, Sarah Weisman, Peter M. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20120222584
    Abstract: Biocompatible phase invertible proteinaceous compositions and methods for making and using the same are provided. Phase invertible compositions in accordance with the invention are prepared by combining a liquid proteinaceous substrate and a liquid crosslinking composition, where the liquid crosslinking composition includes a macromolecular crosslinking agent. Also provided are kits for use in preparing the subject compositions. The subject compositions, kits and systems find use in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Tenaxis Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Dieck, Ian J. Handley, Neil Winterbottom, Joanna Wong
  • Patent number: 8241567
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising a hydrogel matrix, where the matrix comprises poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyacrylate (PEGDMA), an acrylate, such as methacrylic acid (MAA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA), as well as 2-hydroxy-2 methyl propiophenone (HMPP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Wensheng Cai, Daniel Frank Berndt, Jacob Hartsell
  • Publication number: 20120201748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coacervate comprising a mussel adhesive protein and an anionic polymer, and more particularly, to a coacervate prepared by mixing a mussel adhesive protein with an anionic polymer, and a novel use thereof. In the present invention, a coacervate prepared by mixing a mussel adhesive protein and an anionic polymer shows a very excellent adhesive strength to various substrates such as cells or metals, and is able to maintain its adhesive strength in the presence of water or under water, thereby being effectively used as an adhesive. Moreover, it has an activity capable of encapsulating bioactive materials, thereby being effectively used as an active component of a composition for delivering bioactive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyung Joon Cha, Yoo Seong Choi, Dong Gyun Kang, Young Hoon Song, Seonghye Lim, Bong-Hyuk Choi
  • Publication number: 20120177918
    Abstract: Described herein is the synthesis of adhesive from simple adhesive coacervates and their uses thereof. The adhesives are produced by (a) preparing a solution comprising (1) a polyelectrolyte, wherein the polyelectrolyte comprises a polyanion or polycation but not a combination thereof, the polyeletrolyte comprises at least one crosslinking group, and (2) a sufficient amount of a complimentary counterion to produce a simple adhesive coacervate; and (b) crosslinking the simple adhesive coacervate to produce the adhesive. The adhesives have numerous medical and non-medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Russell J. STEWART
  • Publication number: 20120172317
    Abstract: The present specification provides for methods for purifying fibroins, purified fibroins, methods of conjugating biological and synthetic molecules to fibroins, fibroins conjugated to such molecules, methods of making fibroin hydrogels, fibroin hydrogels and fibroin hydrogel formulations useful for a variety of medical uses, including, without limitation uses as bulking agents, tissue space fillers, templates for tissue reconstruction or regeneration, cell culture scaffolds for tissue engineering and for disease models, surface coating to improve medical device function, or drug delivery devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Rebecca L. Horan, Adam L. Collette, Jingsong Chen
  • Publication number: 20120135116
    Abstract: In this disclosure there are provided processes for providing a Soy Protein Flour water dispersion with reduced viscosity. Also provided in the disclosure are Soy Protein Flour dispersions with reduced viscosity, and the use of Soy Protein Flour dispersions with reduced viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kevin R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120085262
    Abstract: The present invention concerns stable aqueous protein dispersions comprising in an aqueous phase at least one self-assembling protein in dispersed form and also at least one specific dispersant for the self-assembling protein; processes for producing such stable aqueous dispersions; processes for electrospinning self-assembling proteins using such stable aqueous dispersions; processes for producing fibrous sheet bodies or fibers from such aqueous dispersions; the use of such aqueous dispersions for coating surfaces; the use of the materials produced by electrospinning in the manufacture of medical devices, hygiene articles and textiles; and also fibrous or fibrous sheet bodies produced by an electrospinning process of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG, BASF SE
    Inventors: Evgueni Klimov, Burghard Liebmann, Thomas Subkowski, Martin Möller, Doris Klee, Artem Davidenko, Wiebke Voigt, Gunter Scharfenberger
  • Patent number: 8114252
    Abstract: A composition for treating paper products comprising protein particulate, colloidal pigment, synthetic latex polymer, and preservative is described, as well as methods and an apparatus using the composition for such treatments, and products obtained thereby. The treated paper products preferably have improved strength, water holdout, and/or ink holdout, amongst other advantages and benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald M. Dykstra
  • Publication number: 20120028328
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are coated articles and methods of preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Ecology Coatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Sally Judith Weine Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20110283919
    Abstract: This invention provides novel methods for making mineralized matrices. In certain embodiments methods are provided for forming a crystalline phase within a defined liquid volume. The methods can involve combining a crystallization inhibitor; a solution that would, in the absence of the inhibitor, form the crystalline phase; and a semi-permeable barrier that excludes the inhibitor but allows the solution containing the constituents of the crystalline phase to enter, whereby a crystalline phase is formed within the liquid volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Paul A. Price
  • Publication number: 20110253009
    Abstract: According to principles of this invention, flour can be used as a filler for either an oil-based or PEG-based paintball fill material. In one embodiment of the present invention, a paintball fill material preferably comprises flour. More particularly, a paintball according to principles of the present invention can comprise a gelatin capsule defining an interior chamber which, upon formation of the paintball, houses a fill material. The fill material can comprise, for instance, 1%-65% polyethylene glycol, 25%-45% flour, and up to 0.5% dye, with the balance water. Accordingly, unlike conventional paintballs, the paintball fill material of the present invention preferably contains flour rather than starch to reduce the amount of polyethylene glycol required for the fill material. In alternative formulations, an oil can be used in addition to, or instead of, polyethylene glycol. According to another aspect of the present invention, the gelatin capsule for the paintball can also utilize flour in its composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: GI SPORTZ, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Black, Michael J. Ratko, Richmond Italia
  • Publication number: 20110250626
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are materials such as a coating, comprising a lipolytic enzyme or organophosphrous compound degrading enzyme. Also disclosed herein are methods of visually detecting enzyme activity in a coating by contacting the coating with a substrate of an enzyme and a visual indicator that changes appearance upon production of a product of enzyme activity on a tack-free coating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: REACTIVE SURFACES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eric B. Williams, Dwaine Braasch, James W. Rawlins, Melinda Wales, C. Steven McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20110240064
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a materials such as a coating, such as an architectural coating or a CARC coating, comprising a lipolytic enzyme or organophosphorous compound degrading enzyme. Also disclosed herein are methods of decontaminating a surface comprising such a material from a chemical substrate of an enzyme such as a lipid or an organophosphorus compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: REACTIVE SURFACES, LTD.
    Inventors: Melinda Wales, C. Steven McDaniel