Protein Or Biologically Active Polypeptide Dnrm Excluding Wheat Flour Or Natural Cereals Which May Contain Protein Ingredient Patents (Class 524/17)
  • Patent number: 10987375
    Abstract: Novel hydrogels that can serve as 3D hypoxic microenvironments are disclosed. Oxygen controllable, hypoxia-inducible hydrogels (HI hydrogels) are composed of a phenolic agent and polymer backbone, which can form hydrogel networks via oxygen consumption in an enzyme-mediated crosslinking reaction. The HI hydrogels are degradable, cytocompatible, and have tunable mechanical properties. Oxygen levels and gradients within the HI hydrogels are controlled and precisely predicted. As a result, the HI hydrogels induce prolonged hypoxic conditions. The HI hydrogels guide vascular morphogenesis in vitro by activating hypoxia-inducible factors and promote neovascularization from tissue, as well as stimulate tissue in dynamic in vivo environments. The HI hydrogels are a new class of biomaterials that are useful in many applications, ranging from the engineering of de novo tissues and disease models to the treatment of vascular disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Sharon Gerecht, Kyung Min Park
  • Patent number: 10590271
    Abstract: The present invention further provides a binder composition comprising a first binder and a second binder. The first binder comprises, by dry weight based on total dry weight of the binder composition, from 1% to 98% polymer particles, from 0.3% to 20% an anionic polyelectrolyte, and from 0.1% to 20% a colorant; and the second binder comprises, by dry weight based on total dry weight of the binder composition, from 0.5% to 70% a clay, and from 0.03% to 10% a dispersant. It also provides a paint formulation comprising the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Shiling Zhang, Lukasz Zukowski, Yujiang Wang, Dong Yun, Ling Li, Youjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10353306
    Abstract: To provide an efficient method for producing a negatively chargeable toner in which a carbon black (as a colorant) is well dispersed and which has high chargeability, has excellent transfer efficiency, prevent a white spot and provides an image with sufficient image density. Disclosed is a method for producing a negatively chargeable toner, the method including: a suspension step of obtaining a suspension in which droplets of a polymerizable monomer composition containing at least a polymerizable monomer, a carbon black, a softening agent and a charge control agent, which is a specific, sulfonic acid group-containing copolymer, are dispersed, by suspending the polymerizable monomer composition in an aqueous dispersion medium containing a dispersion stabilizer, and a step of obtaining colored resin particles by suspension polymerization using the suspension in the presence of a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10300638
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the manufacture of composite wood structures, which provides for increased production rates and machinability. More particularly, the process comprises combining wood particles with a composition comprising an aqueous protein and diluent dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Chaffee, Daniel F. Varnell
  • Patent number: 10294309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for extracting high-quality polyisoprene by grinding plants via rotary shearing using a device comprising at least one rotor and at least one stator, into particles of size smaller than 1 mm, or grinding at a pH higher than 3 and lower than 8. This method is implemented in aqueous phase and allows the preparation of a dispersion of polyisoprene in water having a weight average molecular weight (MW) higher than 800 000 g/mol. The polyisoprene is extracted from plants and in particular from guayule (Parthenium argentatum). It is a method that is particularly heedful of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Association pour les Transferts de Technologies du Mans, Centre de cooperation internationale en recherche afronomique pour le developpement (CIRAD)
    Inventors: Ali Amor, Serge Palu, Daniel Auguste Marie Paul Pioch, Michel Dorget
  • Patent number: 10265440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric materials including a glycosaminoglycan networked with a polyolefin-containing polymer. The present invention also relates to hydrogels containing the polymeric materials. The present invention further relates to methods of synthesizing the polymeric materials and hydrogels of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Susan P. James, Susan S. Yonemura, Ariane Vartanian
  • Patent number: 10150882
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9879138
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermosetting aqueous binder compositions of one or more diprimary diamine, e.g. lysine, or poly(primary amine), e.g. polyethylenimine, and one or more reducing sugar in which the number of equivalents of primary amine relative to the number of equivalents of carbonyl groups in the reducing sugar ranges from 0.4:1 to 2:1, the binders being suitable for use on fiber, nonwoven, woven web and finely divided substrates. The binders are at least substantially formaldehyde free, need no polycarboxylic or polycarboxylate component, and yet provide excellent hot wet tensile strength when cured for as little time as a minute or less in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: William Finch, Haksu Lee, Charles J. Rand, Robert L. Sammler, Frances J. Timmers, Barry Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9700648
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 9676902
    Abstract: Aliphatic-aromatic copolyester comprising the repeating units, which comprise a dicarboxylic component and a dihydroxylic component: —[—O—(R11)—O—C(O)—(R13)—C(O)—]— —[—O—(R12)—O—C(O)—(R14)—C(O)—]—. The dihydroxylic component comprises units —O—(R11)—O— and —O—(R12)—O— from diols, wherein R11 and R12 individually are selected from C2-C14 alkylene, C5-C10 cycloalkylene, C2-C12 oxyalkylene, heterocycles and mixtures thereof. The dicarboxylic component comprises units —C(O)—(R13)—C(O)— from aliphatic diacids and units —C(O)—(R14)—C(O)— from aromatic diacids, wherein R13 is C0-C20 alkylene and mixtures thereof. The aromatic diacids comprise at least one heterocyclic aromatic diacid of renewable origin, and preferably furandicarboxylic acid. The molar percentage of the aromatic diacids is >90% and <100% of the dicarboxylic component. The aliphatic-aromatic copolyester has appreciable workability, toughness and high values for ultimate tensile strength and elastic modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Giampietro Borsotti, Luigi Capuzzi, Tiziana Milizia, Roberto Vallero
  • Patent number: 9670386
    Abstract: Biomimetic adhesive compositions can be used in various aspects of subterranean treatment operations. Methods for treating a subterranean formation can comprise: providing an adhesive composition that comprises a first polymer comprising a plurality of monomers that comprise a phenolic moiety, a biopolymer that is crosslinkable with the first polymer, a crosslinking agent, and an oxidizing agent; introducing the adhesive composition into a subterranean formation; and forming a coacervate-bound surface in the subterranean formation by crosslinking the first polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Enrique A. Reyes, Pinmanee Boontheung, Narongsak Tonmukayakul
  • Patent number: 9271817
    Abstract: Tissue augmentation devices, as well as methods of manufacturing and using the same, are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a tissue augmentation device comprises an elongate tissue penetrating member and an amount of remodelable material, wherein at least a portion of the elongate member is cannulated, and at least a portion of the amount of material is received within at least a portion of the cannulated portion of the elongate member. The elongate tissue penetrating member may provide at least one deformation that is configured to constrict portions of the amount of remodelable material received within the elongate member. In alternate embodiments, a flexible covering over an implantable biomaterial provides protection and allows an easier delivery of the biomaterial to a tissue tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryan Dempsey, Jeffrey Miller, Steve Chen, Umesh H. Patel, F. Joseph Obermiller, Bhavin Shah, Chad E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9259473
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses biocompatible reactants, biocompatible product hydrogels, methods of use thereof, and methods of synthesis thereof using a novel crosslinking mechanism between a first reactant compound including an N-Hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester group and a second reactant compound including a N-terminal cysteine amine group. In certain embodiments, one or more of the reactant compounds may be a macromonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Devin G. Barrett, Iossif A. Strehin
  • Patent number: 9211209
    Abstract: A two piece ostomy appliance having a first part (bodyside part) adapted for securing to the body of a user, and second part (pouch part) that is releaseably secured to the first part. The pouch part has a pouch flange which has an opening communicating with an interior of the pouch; and a bodyside flange with an opening and a hydrocolloid layer for securing the bodyside flange to the stoma of a user. The bodyside flange has a location projection receivable in a recess in a part of the pouch flange to align the opening of the pouch flange with the opening of the bodyside flange. A surface of the pouch flange has an adhesive to adhere the pouch flange to the bodyside flange. The recess of the pouch flange is located at the periphery of the pouch flange, extending away from the opening in the pouch flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Salts Healthcare, Ltd.
    Inventors: Neil Wiltshire, Eric Davison
  • Patent number: 9034952
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20150132497
    Abstract: A coating composition is disclosed comprising a film-forming resin and a catalyst component. The catalyst component comprises a catalyst contained within or encapsulated by a carrier; at least some of the catalyst is capable of being released from the carrier via diffusion through the carrier and into the coating composition. Methods of controlling the rate of cure of a curable film-forming composition and increasing the pot life of the composition by adding such catalyst components are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Moravek, Davina Schwartzmiller, Jane Valenta
  • Patent number: 8969450
    Abstract: Modified rubber compositions containing an elastomer component and a modifier comprising a steroid and/or a peptide and methods of their production. Such modified rubber compositions can have improved properties and can be useful in making various articles of manufacture, such as, for example, in the manufacture of tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Victor J. Foltz, Edward D. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20150048534
    Abstract: A masterbatch of dried distillers solubles and at least one thermoplastic resin and processes for forming the masterbatch, wherein the dried distillers solubles is greater than 70% by weight of the masterbatch are generally disclosed. The masterbatch generally includes compounding a mixture of dried distillers solubles and at least one thermoplastic resin to form a flowable solid medium, wherein the dried distillers solubles is greater than 70% by weight percent based on a total weight of the mixture and has a moisture content of less than 25% by weight of the dried distillers solubles. The article can then be formed by melt processing, direct injection molding or extruding the flowable solid medium (masterbatch) with an additional amount of at least one thermoplastic resin to form the article, wherein the article comprises dried distillers solubles in an amount of less than 50 weight percent based on a total weight of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Cernohous, David J. Winsness
  • Publication number: 20150050487
    Abstract: A nano-composite structure. A synthetic nano-composite is described having a first component including a fibrous structured amorphous silica structure, and a second component including a precipitated calcium carbonate structure developed by pressure carbonation. The nano-composite may be useful for fillers in paints and coatings. Also, the nano-composite may be useful in coatings used in the manufacture of paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: G.R. TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Vijay K. MATHUR
  • Patent number: 8911831
    Abstract: The invention provides surface treatments that reduce or eliminate marine biofouling of various surfaces. A surface that is to be subjected to a marine environment can be treated with a mPEG-DOPA. The treated surface is thus rendered less susceptible to fouling of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Haeshin Lee, Andrea R. Statz, Bruce P. Lee, Jeffrey L. Dalsin, Daniel Sherman
  • Publication number: 20140364029
    Abstract: Fibrous insulation products have an aqueous binder composition that includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent. In exemplary embodiments, the carbohydrate-based binder composition may also include a catalyst, a coupling agent, a process aid, a crosslinking density enhancer, an extender, a moisture resistant agent, a deducting oil, a colorant, a corrosion inhibitor, a surfactant, a pH adjuster, and combinations thereof. The carbohydrate may be natural in origin and derived from renewable resources. Additionally, the carbohydrate polymer may have a dextrose equivalent (DE) number from 2 to 20. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the carbohydrate is a water-soluble polysaccharide such as dextrin or maltodextrin and the crosslinking agent is citric acid. Advantageously, the carbohydrates have a low viscosity and cure at moderate temperatures. The environmentally friendly, formaldehyde-free binder may be used in the formation of insulation materials and non-woven chopped strand mats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher M. Hawkins, Jesus Manuel Hernandez-Torres, Liang Chen, Edward Alan Martine, Jacob Chacko
  • Publication number: 20140364544
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8901210
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a Plasticizer, which is fabricated by mixing monomers of biodegradable polymer with bio-molecules subsequently to deal the mixture with thermal treatment. The Biodegradable material comprising the Plasticizer has high melt index which is contributive for the processing of thermal processing, and the microwave-tolerance and water-resistance of the material makes the material suitable for food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiu-Yu Cheng, Guang-Way Jang, Yin-Ju Yang, Shu-Chen Li
  • Publication number: 20140350142
    Abstract: An aqueous binder composition comprises: (1) a water-soluble binder component obtainable by reacting at least one alkanolamine with at least one polycarboxylic acid or anhydride and, optionally, treating the reaction product with a base; (2) a soy protein product; and, optionally, one or more of the following binder components; (3) a sugar component; (4) urea. The binder composition is particularly suitable as a binder for mineral fibres or as an adhesive for particle board and other composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Erling Lennart Hansen, Lars Naerum, Povl Nissen, Dorte Bartnik Johansson
  • Publication number: 20140306187
    Abstract: An adhesive includes a polymer matrix, and a plurality of adhesive capsules in the polymer matrix, wherein each of the adhesive capsules includes a shell, configured to shatter under pressure, and an adhesive polymer in the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Kim, Myung-Soo Huh
  • Patent number: 8828239
    Abstract: A fabrication method for a flexible porous free-standing protein membrane formed by cross-linked protein includes (1) mixing nanostructured materials and protein to obtain a composite made of protein and nanostructured materials (for example metal hydroxide nanostrands); (2) forming a membranous body formed by the composite made of protein and nanostructured materials, and mutually cross-linking the protein by a cross-linker; and (3) dissolving and removing the nanostructured materials to produce a flexible porous free-standing protein membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: XinShen Peng, Izumi Ichinose
  • Patent number: 8815793
    Abstract: Adhesive polymeric compositions which can comprise dihydroxyphenyl moieties and derivatives thereof, and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Phillip B. Messersmith, Jeffrey Dalsin, Lijun Lin, Bruce P. Lee, Kul Huang
  • Publication number: 20140228452
    Abstract: Hydroxypolyamides, hydroxypolyamide products, and post-hydroxypolyamides are disclosed as gel forming agents. Hydroxypolyamides and post-hydroxypolyamides are prepared from known methods. Hydroxypolyamide products are produced from a modified polymerization procedure which utilizes strong base for deprotonation of ammonium salts from the esterification of stoichiometrically equivalent polyacid:polyamine salts. The hydroxypolyamide products are capable of gel formation at lower concentrations than hydroxypolyamides and post-hydroxypolyamides from the known methods of preparation, and are therefore superior gel forming agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Donald E. Kiely, Tyler N. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140212591
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides pre-treatment compositions and related methods. As such, a pre-treatment coating for a print medium can include an evaporable solvent, a matrix, and a wax. The matrix can include from 50 wt % to 80 wt % of a fixer and from 5 wt % to 20 wt % of a low Tg latex. The wax can be present at from 5 wt % to 30 wt %. The weight percentages of the matrix and the wax are based on a total amount present in the pre-treatment coating after removal of the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Swei, Haigang Chen, Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 8741152
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a flexible free-standing ultrathin (nano) or thin protein membrane that includes (1) keeping a dilute metal (Cd, Cu or Zn) nitrate or chloride solution under neutral or weak basic pH to spontaneously form metal (Cd, Cu or Zn) hydroxide nanostrands; (2) mixing the metal (Cd, Cu or Zn) hydroxide nanostrands and protein solution to obtain composite nanofibers made of protein and the metal (Cd, Cu or Zn) hydroxide nanostrands; (3) filtering the obtained dispersion of composite nanofibers on a filter; (4) cross-linking the proteins contained in the composite nanofibers by a bifunctional cross-linker; and (5) removing the metal (Cd, Cu or Zn) hydroxide nanostrands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: XinShen Peng, Izumi Ichinose
  • Publication number: 20140142222
    Abstract: Provided is a surfactant which has a high surface tension reducing ability and a high solubility in a liquid medium, comprising a fluorine-containing copolymer containing, as essential components, a monomer having a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms, a hydrophilic monomer, and a monomer having an ion donor group. Further provided are a coating composition, an ink composition and a photographic emulsion composition, each comprising the surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro USUGAYA, Kayo Kusumi
  • Patent number: 8716372
    Abstract: Fluid activatable adhesive compositions and activating fluid(s) for activating the adhesive composition are described herein. The adhesive compositions contain at least two polymers with different hydrophilicities. The hydrophilic polymer has quick tack when exposed to a hydrophilic solvent, such as water or other aqueous solvent, while the hydrophobic polymer provides strong adhesion to a paper or polymeric substrate. The adhesive composition may contain particulate fillers which enable fast exhaustion of the activation fluid out of the adhesive when applied to a substrate, thereby allowing the hydrophobic polymers of the adhesive composition to achieve strong adhesion of the liner-free label to the paper or polymeric substrate. The particulate fillers may also function as anti-blocking agents when liner-free label media are tightly wound in a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NuLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Lux, Daniel Youngwhan Cho, Felix Perets Shvartsman
  • Patent number: 8691046
    Abstract: Energy-activated room temperature-pumpable polymer compositions, devices for activating and processing the same into solid cellular or non-cellular polymeric materials that can be used as adhesives, sealants, coatings or gasket materials, and methods of making and using the same. The compositions according to the invention include solid particles that include one or more polymers, which are emulsified, dispersed or suspended in a liquid carrier together with at least one processing aid, such as a reactive blowing agent, a low molecular weight surfactant, a high molecular weight surfactant, one or more compounds found in latex paint, starch, cellulosic derived products and combinations of two or more thereof. The processing aids provide various benefits including, for example, reduced density, improved process hygiene, improved foam stability, faster bonding times and/or lower processing temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Michael W. Jorgenson, David J. Alessio, Samuel Dipre, Kenneth E. Heyde, Jeffrey C. Krotine, Anthony A. Parker, William C. Stumphauzer, Joseph J. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140094544
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a Plasticizer, which is fabricated by mixing monomers of biodegradable polymer with bio-molecules subsequently to deal the mixture with thermal treatment. The Biodegradable material comprising the Plasticizer has high melt index which is contributive for the processing of thermal processing, and the microwave-tolerance and water-resistance of the material makes the material suitable for food packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsiu-Yu CHENG, Guang-Way JANG, Yin-Ju YANG, Shu-Chen LI
  • Patent number: 8674044
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the field of membrane protein immobilization onto supports. It relates to a product comprising a support and at least one membrane protein attached to the surface thereof, characterized in that said membrane protein is attached to said support using an amphiphilic molecule with which said membrane protein is complexed. It also relates to a process for preparing such product, as well as to various applications in the fields of diagnosis, drug design and biotechnologies. It further relates to a kit, together with a functionalized amphiphilic molecule, for preparing a product according to the invention comprising a support and an amphiphilic molecule, wherein the amphiphilic molecule and the support interact through a hydrophobic bond, an ionic bond, a specific bond or a covalent bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Popot, Delphine Charvolin, Fabrice Giusti
  • Patent number: 8673432
    Abstract: An aliphatic polyester-based sheet including at least Layer A including an aliphatic polyester, wherein XA of the Layer A is 3-60% and the Layer A contains a crystal nucleating agent and a compound having hydrogen bonding properties with the crystal nucleating agent, and haze of the entire sheet is less than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gouhei Yamamura, Kazuyoshi Nishikawa, Masahiro Kimura, Tian Xia, Zheng Xu, Zhengzheng Lai, Jinglu Chen
  • Publication number: 20140051785
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods for preparing high density membrane protein membranes by slow, controlled removal of detergent from mixtures of detergent, block copolymers and membrane protein mixtures. Membranes created by this method are also provided. The structure of these membranes may be varied by varying the amount of membrane protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Manish Kumar, Thomas A. Walz
  • Publication number: 20140010858
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to polymeric compositions comprising a biodegradable copolymer that possesses shape-memory properties and implantable devices (e.g., drug-delivery stents) formed of materials (e.g., a coating) containing such compositions. The polymeric compositions can also contain at least one non-fouling moiety, at least additional biocompatible polymer, at least one biobeneficial material, at least one bioactive agent, or a combination thereof. The polymeric compositions are formulated to possess good mechanical, physical and biological properties. Moreover, implantable devices formed of materials comprising such compositions can be delivered to the treatment site in a conveniently compressed size and then can expand to dimensions appropriate for their medical functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Stankus, O. Mikael Trollsas, Michael H. Ngo
  • Patent number: 8623944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Plasticizer, which is fabricated by mixing monomers of biodegradable polymer with bio-molecules subsequently to deal the mixture with thermal treatment. The Biodegradable material comprising the Plasticizer has high melt index which is contributive for the processing of thermal processing, and the microwave-tolerance and water-resistance of the material makes the material suitable for food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiu-Yu Cheng, Guang-Way Jang, Yin-Ju Yang, Shu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8609784
    Abstract: A UV-protective water-soluble polyaminoamide comprising UV-absorbing end groups, wherein the polyaminoamide absorbs ultraviolet light radiation having a wavelength of about 200 nm to about 420 nm, compositions comprising the UV-protective polyaminoamide and methods of treating substrates with the UV-protective polyaminoamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Yin Hessefort, Mingli Wei, Wayne Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130330392
    Abstract: It is provided an implantable device including a polymer blend that contains a polymer formed of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers and another biocompatible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Pacetti
  • Publication number: 20130309166
    Abstract: Compositions of P4HB and processes to injection mold these compositions have been developed. These compositions are prepared from P4HB polymers and blends having intrinsic viscosities less than 3.2 dl/g but greater than 0.8 dl/g, moisture contents of less than 0.5% by weight, and more preferably less than 0.05% by weight, and using a polymer melt temperature during molding of at least 150° C. A preferred embodiment comprises a P4HB molding with an intrinsic viscosity of less than 3.2 dl/g that degrades rapidly in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TEPHA, INC.
    Inventors: Said Rizk, Dennis W. Connelly, Matthew Bernasconi, Andrew J. Carter, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130281560
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition comprising at least two polyesters having improved mechanical properties, in particular a good balance between ultimate tensile strength, elastic modulus and elongation on failure. This composition is particularly suitable for the production of manufactured articles such as for example films, moulded objects, thermoformed objects or expanded articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Luigi Capuzzi, Tiziana Milizia, Roberto Vallero
  • Patent number: 8546471
    Abstract: A Waterborne adhesive comprising 1 to 50 weight-% of a (meth)acrylate copolymer manufactured by polymerization of at least one ester of methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, crotonic acid and/or itaconic acid with aliphatic alcohols, substituted aliphatic alcohols, aromatic alcohols, polyether glycols, and other copolymerizable monomers, having an acid number from 0 to 150 mgKOH/g, 0 to 40 wt-% of natural polymers 0.5 to 30 wt-% of urea, 0.1 to 20 wt-% of additives, characterized in that the adhesive contains 0.05 to 20 weight-% of a super absorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Nicolas De Calmes, Victor Dario Buj Vilalata, Ralf Gossen, Hermann-Josef Plum, Ethel Abrahams-Meyer
  • Patent number: 8546472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester comprising repeat units based on at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid or an ester-forming derivative thereof (component A1), at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid or an ester-forming derivative thereof (component A2), at least one diol (component B), optionally at least one sulfo-containing compound (component A3) and optionally at least one trifunctional crosslinking agent as component C1 and/or at least one difunctional chain extender as component C2, component A1 comprising 2-methylsuccinic acid or an ester-forming derivative thereof, to a process for preparing the inventive polyester, to the mixtures comprising the inventive polyester, to the use of the inventive polyesters or of the inventive mixtures for production of moldings, films, adhesives, foams or fibers, and to moldings, films, adhesives, foams or fibers comprising at least one inventive polyester or at least one inventive mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Loos, Darijo Mijolovic, Jens Heimann, Zsolt Jozsef Szarka
  • Patent number: 8546482
    Abstract: This invention provides stable aqueous compositions including stable coating compositions, and methods of their production. The stable aqueous compositions and stable aqueous coating compositions comprise one or more emulsion-polymerized addition polymer, one or more carboxylesterase enzyme, and one or more carboxylesterase deactivating agent, such that the ester hydrolysis activity in the composition is less than 0.010 micromole/minute, and wherein the aqueous composition has a headspace volatile organic compound (VOC) content, as measured by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) at 33° C., of less than 10 ppm of organic carboxylester with a normal boiling point of less than 150° C. and more than 50 ppm of mono-alcohol with a formula molecular weight of less than 76.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: James Bohling, Paul F. Doll, David L. Frattarelli, Kathleen R. Manna, Alvin M. Maurice
  • Publication number: 20130252007
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous adhesive composition comprising at least one synthetic polymer and from 1 to 99 wt % on a dry/dry basis of lupin protein. The invention further relates to its preparation, an adhesive system, a method of producing a wood based product, a product obtainable thereby and use of the adhesive composition or the adhesive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventor: Farideh Khabbaz
  • Publication number: 20130253099
    Abstract: With respect to synthetic collagen that has so far been difficult to be nano-fiberized, a method for producing uniform and long fibrous nano-fibers containing a synthetic collagen is described. The nano-fibers contain a polypeptide having a peptide fragment represented by Formula (1): -(Pro-Y-Gly)n??(1), wherein Y represents hydroxyproline or proline, and n is an integar ranging from 5 to 9000. The producing method includes a step of preparing a spinning solution containing the polypeptide and a polymer, and a step of spinning with an electrospinning method using the spinning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: HISATOSHI KOBAYASHI, DOHIKO TERADA, MASAMI TODOKORO, AKIKO SHIMATANI, YUKINORI KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20130251994
    Abstract: Hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions, especially hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions that can be processed into polymeric structures, especially polymeric structures in the form of fibers are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Arlen FORSHEY, Gregory Charles GORDON, Larry Neil MACKEY, Mark Ryan RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 8536254
    Abstract: In order to provide a curable casting compound for producing plastic molded parts, comprising a binder component based on polymerizable monomers selected from methyl acrylate or methyl methacrylate and a proportion of about 40 to about 85% by weight of one or more inorganic fillers, which compound can be used for producing plastic molded parts having an increased impact strength, it is proposed that the casting compound comprise 0.1 to 0.5% by weight of keratin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Hajek, Thomas Marz