Pectin Or Derivative Patents (Class 536/2)
  • Patent number: 10785999
    Abstract: A rice dough composition that includes a rice flour from a medium grain rice, xanthan gum, an oil, an alkylene glycol alginate, and water. The rice dough composition is gluten-free and possesses advantageous shapability, viscoelasticity, durability, tackiness, absorbency, and mouthfeel characteristics. A method of making the rice dough composition, a shaped noodle product made therefrom, and a method of making the shaped noodle product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Iwasaki, Mikio Takumiya, Kazuya Hori, Toshihito Seki
  • Patent number: 10287366
    Abstract: Methods for producing an activated pectin-containing biomass composition are provided. The method includes (A) mixing a starting pectin-containing biomass material having an insoluble fiber component and an insoluble protopectin component with an aqueous solution of an alcohol to form a mixture; (B) activating the starting pectin-containing biomass material to form an activated pectin-containing biomass material having the insoluble fiber component and a soluble pectin component by subjecting the starting pectin-containing biomass material to (i) an activating solution formed by adding acid to the mixture to adjust the pH of the mixture within the range from at or about 0.5 to at or about 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CP Kelco ApS
    Inventors: Jan Aae Staunstrup, Carsten Klit, Jens Eskil Trudsø, Tommy Ewi Pedersen, Donald F. Hiscock
  • Patent number: 9815912
    Abstract: A surfactant produced by reacting naturally occurring polysaccharides that are not water soluble with a hydrophilic substituent on a carboxylic portion of the polysaccharide. In a second reaction, the surfactant is further substituted on a hydroxylic portion with a hydrophobic or lipophilic substituent, so as to make the reaction product both water soluble and capable of attracting oily material that is hydrophobic to be removed from a substrate by cleaning in water. Methods of making the surfactant and the follow-on reaction product are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, Ryan M. Bouldin, Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Bridgette Budhlall, Vishal Bavishi
  • Patent number: 9815911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a polysaccharide derivative, comprising the steps of: (a) contacting at least one polysaccharide with at least one polysaccharide swelling agent at a temperature of at most 70° C.; and (b) subsequently, contacting the product of step (a) with at least one aromatic isocyanate; thereby preparing a polysaccharide derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Phanopoulos, Servaas Holvoet, Tugba Vardareli, Steve Diamanti
  • Patent number: 9499640
    Abstract: A process for preserving biomass material comprising polysaccharide, the process comprising contacting the biomass material with a preserving composition comprising alcohol to form a preserved biomass material and storing the preserved biomass material for at least 24 hours. At least a substantial amount of the polysaccharide may be extracted from the preserved biomass material with yields comparable to or improved over extraction from fresh non-preserved biomass material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CP Kelco ApS
    Inventor: Jens Eskil Trudsoe
  • Patent number: 9253996
    Abstract: A sustainable method and system for producing bio-fuels from citrus peels and the recovery of limonene and pectin prior to fermentation of the peel solids. In one embodiment a sustainable method and system for the concurrent recovery of limonene and pectin from citrus peels is disclosed. The peels are optionally zested, mixed with water and an acid, and then exploded in a jet cooker or a pressurized extruder. The exploded peels are transferred to a flash vessel where the remaining limonene and water vapor are separated into water and limonene. The pectin fraction is removed from the flash tank and extracted by centrifuge, precipitation and/or filtration. The remaining peel solids are fermented in an anaerobic digester which produces methane, ethanol, acids, CO2 or other end products which can be used as fuel for power generation equipment sufficient to supply the processing system for sustainable operations as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Godfroid, Deepali Palta, Sridevi Narayan-Sarathy, William B. Small, II
  • Patent number: 9206544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chain, continuous and no-waste method for degumming and fiber-separating the ramie, including anaerobic circle step, in which the raw fibers after the waste alkali bath step are immersed in the anaerobic water pool; aerobic circle step, in which the raw fibers after the anaerobic circle step are immersed in the aerobic water pool; alkali-hydrogen peroxide one bath scouring-bleaching step, in which the raw fibers after the aerobic circle step are immersed in a combined solution of NaOH and H2O2; and the treatment by a fiber-separating and washing device followed by the immersion in the cellulase solution. In the present invention, the ramie degumming process and the degumming wastewater treatment are performed integratively, and the degumming wastewater is completely recycled after treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: WUHAN TEXTILE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qingfu Zeng, Gongbing Su, Xuejun Long, Fei Pan, Haiying Chen, Qian Wang, Honggao Chen, Yongming Cui, Ping Zhang, Jin Li, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9192182
    Abstract: A method for treating citrus peel by clean steaming pieces of raw citrus peel; and rupturing at least some of the cells of the pieces of raw citrus peel to release liquid, sugar and oil bound within the pieces of raw citrus peel. The clean steaming step may involve using clean steam that is free of chemical water treatment additives, and the clean steam may be the only water introduced to the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alarma Patents LLC
    Inventor: Edward W. Sample
  • Publication number: 20150086642
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of modified pectin and methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Staples, James Rolke
  • Patent number: 8986667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixture, having a skin-tightening effect, which is made up of: 10 to 80% by weight of a polysaccharide, preferably of an alginate, having a molecular weight of less than 600,000 Daltons, preferably less than 400,000 Daltons and more preferably less than 200,000 Daltons, 15 to 75% by weight of a polyhydroxylated agent selected from sugars and their derivatives, particularly sugar esters and sugar, ethers, preferably sorbitol, 3 to 15% by weight of poly(vinyl alcohol) or polyvinylpyrrolidone, and 0 to 25% by weight of cellulose or of a derivative of cellulose, such as carboxymethylcellulose or hydroxymethylcellulose. The present invention also relates to cosmetic compositions which contain this mixture. These cosmetic compositions enable a mechanical smoothing of the surface of the skin to be obtained progressively with great comfort of use and enables a good fixing of make-up products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Hervé Delage-Grouiller, Brigitte Noe, Christian Mahe
  • Patent number: 8980238
    Abstract: Because of the formation of disulfide bridges with mucus glycoproteins, the mucoadhesive properties of polymeric compounds can be significantly improved by the covalent attachment of thiol substructures to them. By the transformation of free thiol groups on such polymers in disulfides with mercaptonicotinamides or mercaptopyridoxins these thiol groups become comparatively more reactive resulting in significantly improved mucoadhesive properties. Furthermore, polymers exhibiting disulfide partial structures with mercaptonicotinamides or mercaptopyridoxins do not need to be protected against oxidation. In addition, they show comparatively higher permeation enhancing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Thiomatrix Forschungs—Und Beratungs GmbH, Croma Pharma GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Leierer
  • Publication number: 20150072396
    Abstract: Low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations for modifying biomolecules is provided. Compositions, methods, and kits relating to low-copper click chemistry, 1.3-dipolar cycloadditions, and Staudinger ligations are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gee, Upinder Singh, Scott Grecian, Scott Clarke
  • Publication number: 20150065698
    Abstract: There is described a method of isolating one or more of pectin, d-limonene, a flavour compound, a flavonoid, a soluble monosaccharide, a decomposition product of a monosaccharide and cellulose, from citrus material wherein said method comprises the microwave assisted hydrothermal low temperature treatment of citrus material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: James Hanley Clark, Lucie Anne Pfaltzgraff, Vitaliy Lvovich Budarin, Mario De Bruyn
  • Patent number: 8962824
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide compositions for use in the treatment galectin-dependent diseases. In particular, compositions comprising a selectively depolymerized, branched galactoarabino-rhamnogalacturonate whose backbone is predominantly comprised of 1,4-linked galacturonic acid (GalA) moieties, with a lesser backbone composition of alternating 1,4-linked GalA and 1,2-linked rhamnose (Rha), which in-turn is linked to any number of side chains, including predominantly 1,4-b-D-galactose (Gal) and 1,5-a-L-arabinose (Ara) residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Galectin Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eliezer Zomer, Peter G. Traber, Anatole A. Klyosov, Elena Chekhova
  • Publication number: 20150044136
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to the composition of a liquid in which a silver ion moiety can act as a preservative as well as an astringent for the inhibition of microbial infections of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: George H. Scherr, Seth I. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8916541
    Abstract: The invention comprises the administration of an amount of honokiol (HNK) and Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) or similar pectin or alginate in amounts synergistic to inhibit cancer. The inhibition can be of the formation of cancer, the progression of a cancer already formed, or the transformation of a primary cancer to a metastatic one. HNK and MCP appear to be synergistic across their effective ranges, and the synergy may be due in part to the binding of galectin-3 on the surface of tumor cells by MCP, which better presents the cell for the cytotoxic effects of HNK. Compositions of matter which combine the two agents, HNK and MCP, in synergistic amounts intended for daily administration are also contemplated. The administration of MCP and HNK may be combined with the administration of conventional anti-cancer therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Better Health Publishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Issac Eliaz
  • Patent number: 8906832
    Abstract: A method, system and device to identify, study and/or mimic carbohydrate-protein interactions on cell surfaces and in solution measured by a glycan microarray. In some instances the method, system and device uses very small quantities of carbohydrate as low as attomol. In some instances the system, method and device is high-throughput. The small quantity sensitivity may allow for close placement of carbohydrate array members wherein due to close proximity multivalent interactions with proteins may be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Chi-Huey Wong, Pi-Hui Liang
  • Patent number: 8871925
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide compositions for use in the treatment galectin-dependent diseases. In particular, compositions comprising a selectively depolymerized, branched galactoarabino-rhamnogalacturonate whose backbone is predominantly comprised of 1,4-linked galacturonic acid (GalA) moieties, with a lesser backbone composition of alternating 1,4-linked GalA and 1,2-linked rhamnose (Rha), which in-turn is linked to any number of side chains, including predominantly 1,4-b-D-galactose (Gal) and 1,5-a-L-arabinose (Ara) residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Galectin Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Eliezer Zomer, Peter G. Traber, Anatole A. Klyosov, Elena Chekhova
  • Publication number: 20140308737
    Abstract: In various implementations, methods may be implemented to extract pectin from citrus peel. The methods may include using a mild organic acid, an enzyme, or a mild organic acid/enzyme combination, to extract at least a portion of the pectin from the citrus peel. The methods may further include using high temperature and a short extraction time. In some implementations, no additional water is added, other than the water necessary to originally prime the system. The methods may further involve pressing the citrus peel or fruit waste to reduce the moisture content before adding the acid, enzyme, or acid/enzyme combination. In some implementations, the extracted pectin may be provided as a concentrated liquid or may be combined with cellulose and/or hemi-cellulose to form a composite ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Laaman
  • Publication number: 20140274940
    Abstract: The use of pectins and/or polymers to prevent nicotine oxidation in tobacco containing products is disclosed. These polymers may be naturally occurring anionic polymers or synthetic polymers. These pectins and/or polymers prevent nicotine from oxidizing into cotinine, nicotine-cis-N-oxide, nicotine-trans-N-oxide, and/or nicotine-1,1-di-N-oxide. Molluscicides, algaecides, pesticides, and stabilized nicotine compositions comprising nicotine and pectin, anionic polymers, or combinations thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Jason Flora, Georgios D. Karles, Christophe Claude Galopin, Diane Gee, John B. Paine, III, Douglas Antonio Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140178512
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for the in situ preparation of a filler, comprising the step of applying a polyanionic biopolymer solution at an application site below the dermis of a patient for restoring volume at said application site, wherein the polyanionic biopolymer is selected from pectin and gellan. Furthermore, the present invention pertains to a kit comprising (i) a polyanionic biopolymer solution; and (ii) a solution comprising at least one divalent cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: MERZ PHARMA GMBh & CO. KGaA
    Inventors: Kevin Kiehm, Bernhard Hauptmeier, Peter Boderke
  • Publication number: 20140056946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of a preparation from a vegetable material, said preparation being enriched in a polysaccharide with a backbone comprising rhamnogalacturonan-I cores, said method comprising the steps: mixing the vegetable material with a polar alcoholic solvent; and separating a solid residue obtained in step a) from the solvent; and mixing the solid residue obtained in step b) with a buffered aqueous solution having a pH between 7 and 8. Also provided is a preparation containing rhamnogalacturonan-I pectins that can be obtained by this method and the use of such a preparation to modulate immune response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jari Helin, Jean Hypolites Koek
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    Publication number: 20130238118
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to methods and means for allocating, allotting, apportioning, dispensing, distributing, preparing, portioning, meting out and/or otherwise providing, controlling and/or regulating access to quantities of foods, beverages, and/or other substances. Various embodiments of the methods and means of the invention may be performed by and/or implemented in hardware, in software, by one or more entities, and/or by some combination of hardware, software and/or one or more entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred M. Haas
  • Patent number: 8455462
    Abstract: The invention concerns ophthalmic solutions indicated for use as tear substitutes, containing a combination of hyaluronic acid and a polysaccharide known as TSP (Tamarindus indica Seed Polisaccharide) which are able, when administered together in a combination, to act synergistically in stimulating the return to normality of the conjunctival mucosa affected by dry eye syndrome, thus inducing a remarkable improvement in the number and morphology of the conjunctival microvilli. The ophthalmic preparations, proposed for use in the treatment of dry eye syndrome contain, in combination, from 0.05 to 2% by weight of tamarind seed polysaccharide (TSP) and from 0.05 to 1% by weight of hyaluronic acid in aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: RMFA Trading S.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Del Prete, Marco Sanso
  • Patent number: 8445461
    Abstract: The present invention provides pharmaceutical composition for treating Meniere's disease, comprising saccharides or sugar alcohols as an active ingredient and polysaccharides, wherein the ratio by weight of the saccharides or sugar alcohols to the polysaccharides is about 100:2 to 100:50. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention may eliminate the cathartic effect caused by saccharides or sugar alcohols to ensure the endolymphatic hydrops decompression effect. Therefore the effect of the therapeutic composition of the present invention is improved. The pharmaceutical composition may provide in gel, powder, granule form or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Setsuko Takeda
    Inventor: Setsuko Takeda
  • Publication number: 20130109065
    Abstract: A sustainable method and system for producing bio-fuels from citrus peels and the recovery of limonene and pectin prior to fermentation of the peel solids. In one embodiment a sustainable method and system for the concurrent recovery of limonene and pectin from citrus peels is disclosed. The peels are optionally zested, mixed with water and an acid, and then exploded in a jet cooker or a pressurized extruder. The exploded peels are transferred to a flash vessel where the remaining limonene and water vapor are separated into water and limonene. The pectin fraction is removed from the flash tank and extracted by centrifuge, precipitation and/or filtration. The remaining peel solids are fermented in an anaerobic digester which produces methane, ethanol, acids, CO2 or other end products which can be used as fuel for power generation equipment sufficient to supply the processing system for sustainable operations as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Robert GODFROID, Deepali PALTA, Sridevi NARAYAN-SARATHY, William B. SMALL, II
  • Patent number: 8426567
    Abstract: Low molecular weight modified pectin, particularly modified citrus pectin (MCP), and/or low molecular weight modified alginate is useful in a composition for stimulating the immune response of a mammal, particularly a human. Modified pectin and/or modified alginate is administered in a composition in an amount sufficient to modulate, support, enhance or extend an immune response, particularly to an individual having an inadequate or reduced immune function. Stimulation of an immune response is evidenced by stimulation of cell-mediated immune function, humoral immune function, phagocytic function of mononuclear macrophages, and NK cell activity. The composition also may comprise well known pharmacologically acceptable agents, such as sulfured amino acids, cilantro, garlic, minerals, and herbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Econugenics, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Eliaz
  • Patent number: 8389713
    Abstract: A photocrosslinked polysaccharide pseudo-sponge exhibiting a low swelling property and a high degradation ability in vivo while retaining a suitable strength. The polysaccharide pseudo-sponge is produced by a crosslinking reaction of a photoreactive polysaccharide obtained by introducing a photoreactive group into a polysaccharide, and exhibits a low swelling property and a blue dextran-low dyeaffinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Seikagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoya Sato
  • Publication number: 20130029012
    Abstract: Described herein is an edible coating for food products in which the coatings comprises a polysaccharide cross-linked with a cross-linking agent solution. Also described herein are methods for coating food products and forming clusters of food products. The use of the edible coating for extending the shelf-life of food products is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: FRUIT-SYMBIOSE INC.
    Inventor: Genevieve Girard
  • Publication number: 20120315309
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of modified pectin and methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
    Inventors: Mark Staples, James Rolke
  • Publication number: 20120309946
    Abstract: Embodiments of the processes provided herein allow for extraction of high quality pectins from pectin-containing plant materials using oxalic acid for extraction of the pectin containing material. Generally described, the process for extracting pectin having a high degree of polymerization includes preparing an aqueous suspension of a pectin-containing plant material; adding oxalic acid and/or a water-soluble oxalate to the aqueous suspension in an amount sufficient to provide a mixture having a pH of between 3.0 and 3.6 and a total molarity of oxalate greater than a total molarity of calcium(II); heating the mixture to a temperature from about 50 to about 80° C. for a time sufficient to extract pectin from the pectin-containing plant material; and separating the extracted pectin from the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: CP KELCO APS
    Inventors: Søren Vodstrup Jensen, Susanne Oxenbøll Sørensen, Claus Rolin
  • Publication number: 20120309711
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of modified pectin and methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
    Inventors: Mark Staples, James Rolke
  • Publication number: 20120289611
    Abstract: Briefly described, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for compositions including pectin compounds, pectin compounds, methods of making pectin compounds, methods of controlling the water solubility of a pectin compound, methods of controlling the water solubility of an agent, beads including pectin compounds, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel T. Daly, Scott K. Spear, Richard P. Swatloski
  • Publication number: 20120282211
    Abstract: We provide methods and compositions for the treatment of dysregulation of blood vessel growth by regulation of neovascularization. Embodiments accomplish this by restricting the diffusion and transport of therapeutic agents through conjugating them to polymers or polymer constructs while retaining the binding affinities and functions of the therapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Newell R. Washburn, Liang Tso Sun
  • Publication number: 20120282320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation of a hemostatic dressing in the form of a powder that is particularly applicable for stemming severe bleeding and for incorporation of the powder into dressings that can stabilize the site of tissue injury, and simultaneously act as an antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: George H. Scherr
  • Publication number: 20120276596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fields of biomass technology, and more precisely to applications of packaging, and coating products for food and cosmetics. The present invention relates to a method of modifying a polymeric polysaccharide matrix and to a method of coating a product to impart new properties to the product. The present invention further relates to a modified polymeric polysaccharide matrix, to a product being coated with a modified polymeric polysaccharide matrix and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
    Inventors: Jaakko Pere, Maria Smolander, Harry Boer
  • Publication number: 20120225024
    Abstract: Because of the formation of disulfide bridges with mucus glycoproteins, the mucoadhesive properties of polymeric compounds can be significantly improved by the covalent attachment of thiol substructures to them. By the transformation of free thiol groups on such polymers in disulfides with mercaptonicotinamides or mercaptopyridoxins these thiol groups become comparatively more reactive resulting in significantly improved mucoadhesive properties. Furthermore, polymers exhibiting disulfide partialstructures with mercaptonicotinamides or mercaptopyridoxins do not need to be protected against oxidation. In addition, they show comparatively higher permeation enhancing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: YKK cORPORATION
    Inventor: Johannes Leierer
  • Publication number: 20120219529
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to the preparation of silver compounds prepared from pectin and pectin derivatives and the process for preparing them. The silver derivatives thus prepared are amenable for use in the preparation of medical and/or veterinary dressings or implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: George H. Scherr
  • Patent number: 8236780
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for reducing fibrosis are provided, wherein an admixture of at least a galactose-pronged polymer and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is obtained and administered, wherein the administration of a sufficient amount of the admixture is measured by a quantitative change in a fibrosis tissue marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Galectin Therapeutics
    Inventors: David Platt, Eliezer Zomer, Anatole Klyosov
  • Publication number: 20120190831
    Abstract: Methods are provided for high temperature and short time extraction of pectins from pectin-containing plant materials. Generally described, the method includes mixing the pectin-containing plant material and an acidic aqueous medium to form a mixture; heating the mixture (optionally under pressure) to a target temperature by steam injection; maintaining the mixture under pressure at the target temperature for a time up to about 5 minutes; and flashing the mixture into a flash tank at a pressure from about 0.5 to about 1.2 bar to extract pectin from the pectin-containing plant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CP KELCO APS
    Inventors: Brian Rudolph, Sune Allan Petersen
  • Publication number: 20120149658
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of modified pectin and methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: La Jolla Pharmaceuticals Company
    Inventors: Mark Staples, James Rolke
  • Publication number: 20120141648
    Abstract: A process of extracting at least one target component from a plant material is provided. The process includes homogenizing a plant material in the presence of an extraction solvent to reduce the plant material to a plant liquid component and a plant pulp component. Each of the components may be further processed to extract specific components therefrom. Specifically, the plant liquid component can be processed to extract a plant-derived starch material, plant-derived proteins, plant-derived sugars, plant-derived sugars, and the like. The plant pulp material can be processed to extract pectin and cellulose. An associated system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua D. Morton, Steven D. Hume, Barry Bratcher
  • Publication number: 20120123102
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions of modified pectin and methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
    Inventors: Mark Staples, James Rolke
  • Publication number: 20120115823
    Abstract: Bismuth-containing compounds include bismuth and a biologically active agent coordinated to the bismuth. The biologically active agent includes at least one heteroatom configured for coordination with the bismuth. Coordination polymers include a polymer matrix that contains a bismuth-containing compound. Methods for modulating a pharmacokinetic property of a biologically active agent include coordinating the biologically active agent to bismuth to form a bismuth-containing compound, and administering the bismuth-containing compound orally to a patient. Methods for treating Parkinson's disease, methods for treating hypothyroidism, methods for treating ulcerative colitis, and methods for treating cancer each include administering a bismuth-containing compound to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: John D. Price, Thomas Piccariello, Robert A. Oberlender, Michaela E. Mulhare, Scott B. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8168765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process by which a pectin extract is first de-esterified using a biocatalyst. Secondly, the resulting high molecular weight de-esterified pectin is further de-esterified and optionally amidated using conventional methods. Since the bio-catalyst may de-esterify to a DE of about 25%, conventional acid or alkali de-esterification and optionally amidation will have little impact on the molecular weight of the pectin in question because the number of ester groups have been substantially reduced in the first part of the process. In addition, the novel process leads to novel pectin compositions having higher molecular weight and higher intrinsic viscosity compared to known pectin compositions. These changes lead to low ester pectins providing gels of higher gel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: CP Kelco Aps
    Inventors: Steen Hojgaard Christensen, Karin Meyer Hansen, Jens Eskil Trudso
  • Patent number: 8158608
    Abstract: Ulcer is a serious oxidative stress induced disease with complex pathologic events including upregulation of H+K+ ATPase of parietal cell (PC) membrane, damage of mucin layer around PC, PC-DNA damage etc. The polysaccharide (GRPP) fraction and antioxidant extract (GRAOX) of ginger was examined for their ability to inhibit H+ K+ ATPase. Results indicated that the inhibition of H+ K+ ATPase activity which causes acidity in the lumen of the stomach, also exhibited better H+K+ ATPase inhibition (PPI) at the IC50 of 27.2 ?g (GRPP) and 16.5 ?g GAE (AOX) respectively than the known antiulcer proton pump blocker Lansoprazole (19.3 ?g). Further the antioxidant activity in antioxidant extract (GRAOX) by various assay systems was examined such as Reducing power, Free radical scavenging (FRS), DNA and cytoprotection systems etc. GRAOX exhibited concentration dependent reducing power ability at 5-25 ?g equivalent of phenol. FRS activity with IC50 of 6.8 ?g equivalent of phenol etc. At 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Shylaja Mallaiah Dharmesh, Mugur Nanjudaiah Siddaraju
  • Patent number: 8129501
    Abstract: Disclosed is gluten having good dispersibility in water. Also disclosed is a method for producing active gluten, a gluten-containing food or a gluten gel efficiently by using a gluten dispersion solution. Further disclosed is a method for producing a gluten hydrolysate efficiently by preparing a gluten dispersion solution in a simple manner and hydrolyzing the dispersion solution. Gluten, which normally forms an aggregate in water, can be dispersed readily by mixing gluten with a water-soluble polysaccharide containing galacturonic acid. The gluten dispersion solution thus prepared can be used to produce active gluten, a gluten-containing food or a gluten gel efficiently, and can be also used to prepare a gluten hydrolysate in a simple manner, efficiently and stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Norifumi Adachi, Hiroko Yano, Yugo Shima, Hitoshi Furuta
  • Publication number: 20120047601
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for engineering plants to have reduced levels of acetylation by decreasing expression of one or more Cas1L genes. Such plants can be used, e.g., to increase yield for biofuel production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Henrik Vibe Scheller
  • Publication number: 20110283918
    Abstract: The invention concerns lake compositions based on natural macromolecules (gelatin, chitosan, pectine etc.) with possible additions of vinyl polymers, metal-alcoxides etc., characterized by a barrier effect modulated in situ, in particular as a function of the relative humidity in the exterior ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Stefano Farris, Luciano Piergiovanni, Giovanni Ronchi, Roberto Rocca, Laura Introzzi
  • Publication number: 20110280914
    Abstract: Described herein are composites useful in tissue and organ engineering. In one aspect, the composite comprises the reaction product between a macromolecule comprising at least one thiol group and a gold nanoparticle. The thiolated macro-molecule crosslinks with the gold nanoparticle to produce a composite that is useful in anchoring cells. The composites can be used to form multi-layer 3-D structures, where the cells in each layer can aggregate and fuse with one another to form tissues and organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Glenn D. Prestwich, Aleksander Skardel, Jianxing Zhang