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3082 Patent Applications

Jul 2017

Method For Diagnosing Mastitis In A Lactating Animal - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for diagnosing mastitis in a lactating and preferably bovine animal, the method comprising recording data, the data having been obtained from analyzing a series of milk samples, the series of milk samples in turn hav...

Jul 2017

METHOD FOR HANDLING SPENT WASH SOLUTION OF A LIGNIN-RECOVERY PROCESS - USPTO

A method for handling spent wash solution produced in the washing of lignin that has been precipitated and then separated from spent alkaline pulping liquor. At least part of the spent wash solution is introduced into the chemical recovery cycle at a...

Jul 2017

LOW LIGNIN NON-TRANSGENIC ALFALFA VARIETIES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an a...

Jul 2017

PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED CASTOR OIL DERIVATIVES USING SOLID ACID AND BASE CATALYSTS - USPTO

This invention relates to the development of processes for the preparation of functionalized castor oil derivatives namely ring-opened glyceryl ricinoleates, epoxy alkyl ricinoleates and ring-opened alkyl ricinoleates with tailorable properties from ...

Jul 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR COMPOSITION CONTAINING LACTIC ACID - EPO

The method for producing a vapor composition containing lactic acid of the present invention is capable of suppressing the generation of by-products such as acetaldehyde and carbon monoxide due to pyrolysis of a lactic acid species during vaporizatio...

Jul 2017

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING MASTITIS IN A LACTATING ANIMAL - EPO

The invention relates to a method for diagnosing mastitis in a lactating and preferably bovine animal, the method comprising recording data, the data having been obtained from analyzing a series of milk samples, the series of milk samples in turn hav...

Jul 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING - EPO

A polylactic acid resin composition, which comprises: a hard segment containing a polylactic acid repeat unit; and a soft segment containing a polyurethane polyol repeat unit in which polyether-based polyol repeat units are linearly connected to each...

Jul 2017

LIGNIN DERIVATIVE, LIGNIN RESIN COMPOSITION, RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND MOLDING MATERIAL - EPO

A lignin derivative that is extracted from biomass and is used for rubber reinforcement or for use in a molding material is provided. Such a lignin derivative has a number average molecular weight of 300 to 2,000, and contains a component that is sol...

Jul 2017

BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS SUBSP. LACTIS FOR USE IN DECREASING ABDOMINAL PAIN IN A POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMAN - USPTO

The present invention is based upon the findings of two large clinical studies to determine the efficacy of daily consumption of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis deposited as DSM 15954 for 4 weeks on abdominal pain in postm...

Jul 2017

THERMALLY ADHESIVE FLEXIBLE POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin composition which has a low glass transition temperature, fusion temperature, and enthalpy of fusion, can be crystallized under commercially meaningful processing conditions, has good film proc...

Jul 2017

PHAGE RESISTANT LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention provides a method for the construction of a bacteriophage-insensitive mutant of a Streptococcus thermophilus parent strain whereby the bacteriophage insensitivity is not based on the CRISPR resistance mechanism but based on anot...

Jul 2017

MICROORGANISM HAVING MULTIPLE GENES ENCODING PHA SYNTHASE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHA USING SAME - USPTO

A PHA copolymer which is slowly crystallized is improved in crystallization speed to improve the melt workability of the PHA copolymer in working such as injection molding, film molding, blow molding, fiber spinning, extrusion foaming or bead foaming...

Jul 2017

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITION - USPTO

Embodiments of the claimed invention are directed to a biodegradable mucosal bioadhesive composition that delivers a therapeutic agent specifically to the target site, without loss to saliva or absorption by non-targeted areas. In certain embodiments...

Jul 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIAL IMMUNOPOTENTIATING ACTIVITY-INCREASING COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR INCREASING IMMUNOPOTENTIATING ACTIVITY OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

It is an object of the present invention to provide a lactic acid bacterial immunopotentiating activity-increasing composition that increases the immunopotentiating activity of lactic acid bacteria having immunopotentiating activity; and a method for...

Jul 2017

CAPSULE DOSAGE FORM OF METOPROLOL SUCCINATE - USPTO

This disclosure provides an extended-release capsule dosage form of metoprolol succinate in the form of coated discrete units, wherein said capsule dosage form is bioequivalent to the marketed Toprol-XL® tablet. The extended-release capsule dosage fo...

Jul 2017

Modification of Lignin Biosynthesis Via Sense Suppression - USPTO

The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes and, more particularly, to methods of modifying lignin biosynthesis via...

Jul 2017

METHOD FOR STABILIZING POLYESTER-RESIN-BASED BIOPLASTICS - USPTO

The object of the invention is a method for stabilizing polyester-resin-based bioplastics by means of specific carbodiimides.

Jun 2017

PLATELET-ACTIVATED BIOADHESIVE STENT COATING AS AN ANTI-MIGRATION MECHANISM - USPTO

A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, the stent comprising a coating composition comprising a platelet-activated adhesive on at least a portion of the outer surface thereof.

Jun 2017

USE OF PHYLLOSPHERE ASSOCIATED LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AS BIOCONTROL AGENTS TO REDUCE BACTERIAL GROWTH ON FRESH PRODUCE - USPTO

The present invention relates to the use of phyllosphere-associated lactic acid bacteria that demonstrate inhibitory effects on the growth and maintenance of human pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica, on the surface of food products, particularly ...

Jun 2017

A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A FERMENTATION PRODUCT FROM A LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIAL - USPTO

The present invention relates to the production of hydrolyzates from a lignocellulose-containing material, and to fermentation of the hydrolyzates. More specifically, the present invention relates to the detoxification of phenolic inhibitors and toxi...

Jun 2017

ACYLATION OF BIOPOLYMER COMPRISING ANHYDROGLUCOSE UNITS - EPO

A process for the preparation of particulate acylated biopolymer comprising anhydroglucose units, said process comprising the steps of a. dispersing an amount of particulate non-surface modified biopolymer comprising anhydroglucose units in an amount...

Jun 2017

TRANSPARENT BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - EPO

The present invention is characterized by introducing isosorbide to a monomer configuration for securing the transparency of a biodegradable polymer as well as providing material having excellent heat resistance and flexibility. As a monomer, a compo...

Jun 2017

ANTI-TNF ALPHA PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - EPO

The present invention relates to a novel treatment of chronic enterocolitis. More specifically, the invention relates to the production of a medicament comprising anti-TNFalpha antibody producing lactic acid bacteria, and the use of this medicament i...

Jun 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOUND AND STRETCH-MOLDED BOTTLE MOLDED USING SAME - EPO

A polylactic acid composition of the present invention includes polylactic acid and an ethylene resin, and is characterized in that the ethylene resin is selected so that a melt flow rate ratio (RMF), defined by the following equation (1): RMF=APLA/B...

Jun 2017

POLY-L-LACTIC ACID (PLLA) MICROTUBE ARRAY MEMBRANE-IMMOBILIZED YEAST CELLS FOR BIOETHANOL FERMENTATION - USPTO

The invention uses a highly porous MTAM to immobilize yeast cells for bioethanol fermentation, a first in bioethanol production. The invention also optimizes the conditions to prepare MTAM-immobilized cells and evaluates their potential for batch bio...

Jun 2017

COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING LIGNIN - USPTO

Disclosed herein are compositions that include at least about 75 weight percent (wt %) alkylated lignin based on the total weight of the composition without any solvent(s). The material having a tensile strength of at least about 35 MPa, an elongatio...

Jun 2017

BIOBASED RUBBER MODIFIERS FOR POLYMER BLENDS - USPTO

Compositions of polymer blends of polyvinylchloride (PVC) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) or polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) are described. In certain embodiments, the PHA is a poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate copoly...

Jun 2017

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIO-SOURCED ACRYLIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to the manufacture of biobased acrylic acid from glycerol as starting material, the term “biobased acid” indicating that the acrylic acid is essentially based on a carbon source of natural origin.

Jun 2017

BIO-POLYOL COMPOSITION AND BIO-POLYURETHANE FOAM - USPTO

A bio-polyol composition and a bio-polyurethane foam are provided. The bio-polyol composition includes polyol, a surface-modified lignin, and a surfactant represented by formula 1.

Jun 2017

BIOPOLYMER-BASED PRESERVATION OF PERISHABLE PRODUCTS - USPTO

Disclosed herein are biopolymer-based coatings and products incorporating such coatings. Related methods and use are also provided.

Jun 2017

METHOD FOR UTILIZING LIGNIN SEPARATED FROM BLACK LIQUOR AS LIME-KILN FUEL - USPTO

A method of utilizing lignin-containing material separated from spent kraft pulping liquor including: acidifying the liquor to a pH not less than seven thereby precipitating solid particles, separating precipitated solid particles from the accompanyi...

Jun 2017

Novel lactic acid bacteria and use thereof - USPTO

The present invention discloses novel lactic acid bacteria, which are isolated Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis LL358 and isolated Lactobacillus salivarius LS159 respectively. By administering the novel lactic acid bacteria of the present invention, ...

Jun 2017

Elastomeric, Hydrogen-Resistant Biopolymer and its Use in Oil and Gas and Hydrogen Gas Piping and Transportation - USPTO

A new generation elastomeric biopolymer produced by yeast belonging to the family Saccharomycetaceae, and an isolated yeast belonging to the genus Williopsis that produces and secretes the biopolymer.

Jun 2017

USE OF BENZOXAZINE AS A STRUCTURAL THERMAL PROTECTIVE SYSTEM (TPS) AND HEAT SHIELD MATERIAL - USPTO

A heat shield includes a substrate having a surface; and a benzoxazine composite material disposed onto the surface of the substrate, the benzoxazine composite material comprising a benzoxazine compound and a reinforcing fiber.

Jun 2017

Zeolite Catalyst for Lignin to Phenol Conversion - USPTO

A method for converting lignin to a phenol product, the method comprising contacting a zeolite catalyst with a lignin under reaction conditions sufficient to produce the phenol product at a yield of equal to or greater than about 50%. A method for co...

Jun 2017

CRYOPROTECTANTS FOR FREEZE DRYING OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention comprises the discovery and development of an effective cryoprotectant composition, without containing skim milk or any other animal-derived compounds, to achieve long-term stability of freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria (LAB), a...

Jun 2017

LACTIC ACID MANUFACTURING METHOD - USPTO

A method of producing lactic acid includes subjecting a lactic acid-containing solution to distillation to collect lactic acid from the vapor side (Step A); subjecting the lactic acid obtained in Step A to crystallization (Step B); subjecting the lac...

Jun 2017

METHOD OF DEPOLYMERIZING LIGNIN - USPTO

A method of depolymerizing lignin and to the use of this method in the production of fuels, electronic components, plastic polymers, rubber, medicines, vitamins, cosmetic products, perfumes, foodstuffs, synthetic threads and fibres, synthetic leather...

Jun 2017

Depolymerisation Of Lignin In Biomass - USPTO

A method of obtaining depolymerized lignin from biomass using a transition metal catalyst and a solvent mixture of organic solvent and water. The invention further relates to a composition obtainable by the method and the production of fuel.

May 2017

DEPOLYMERIZATION OF LIGNIN USING METAL INCORPORATED MESOPOROUS SILICATE CATALYSTS - USPTO

Provided is a process for depolymerizing lignin, the process comprising exposing a liquid feed comprising lignin and a solvent to a metal-incorporated solid mesoporous silicate catalyst under conditions sufficient to depolymerize the lignin to produc...

May 2017

Lactic Acid Bacteria for Coeliac Disease - USPTO

The present invention discloses strains of Lactobacillus and Streptococcus which have a capacity to degrade gliadin peptides involved in coeliac disease and which peptide degrading activity is stable under low pH and in the presence of mammalian dige...

May 2017

COMPOSITION INCLUDING ETHOXYLATED CASTOR OIL AND ORGANIC ACID - EPO

A composition comprising: (a) 10 - 90 wt%. of an organic acid selected from the group consisting of acetic, propionic, butyric and mixtures thereof, (b) 1 - 90 wt.% of ethoxylated castor oil surfactant having an HLB from 4 to 18 and a molar ratio of ...

May 2017

THERMOPLASTIC ABS COMPOSITION REINFORCED WITH NATURAL FIBRES - EPO

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic ABS composition reinforced with natural fibres, which comprises an ABS polymer, natural fibres, a compatibilizing polymer, and processing aids comprising a lubricant and titanium dioxide. It relates al...

May 2017

Stabilization of Lignin Fibers - USPTO

A process for stabilizing lignin fibers, stabilized lignin fibers made by the process and carbonized fibers made from stabilized lignin fibers. The process includes heating lignin fibers to a temperature ranging from about 100° to about 220° C. while...

May 2017

Continuous Fiber Reinforced Biocomposites and Polymers - USPTO

A device for introducing continuous fiber into a product material is provided. The continuous fiber is provided from at least one continuous fiber supply. The device comprises a housing having a first opening and a second opening. A channel is formed...

May 2017

ULTRAFINE ABRASIVE BIOPOLYMER SOFT POLISHING FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - USPTO

A superfine abrasive biomacromolecule flexible polishing film and a preparation method therefor, include a substrate of the polishing film made of a degradable biomacromolecule material, the mechanical performance of the polishing film is enhanced by...

May 2017

METHOD OF PREPARING AROMATIC COMPOUNDS FROM LIGNIN - USPTO

The invention relates to a method of preparing monocyclic aromatic compounds from lignin and to the use of the method and/or the aromatic compounds obtained by the method according to the invention in the production of fuels, electronic components, p...

May 2017

SUCCINATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITORS (SDHI's) - USPTO

The invention relates to a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor or a prodrug and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for use in the treatment or prevention of reperfusion injury, such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, by inhibiting the accumulat...

May 2017

GENETIC ENGINEERED BACTERIA AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID OR LACTIC ACID - USPTO

A genetic engineered bacteria without or comprising a plurality of important metabolic enzyme related genes is provided. When the by-product or waste of fruit and vegetable is used as the culture medium, a large quantity of succinic acid or lactic ac...

May 2017

USE OF BIOPOLYMER IN A DIELECTRIC GAS SENSOR - EPO

The present invention relates to the use of a biopolymer as a sensitive material in a dielectric gas sensor for water vapor, carbon dioxide, and/or ethanol.

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