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3124 Patent Applications

Sep 2017

DETOXIFYING PRE-TREATED LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIALS - EPO

The invention relates to a process of detoxifying pre-treated lignocellulose-containing material comprising subjecting the pre-treated lignocellulose-containing material to one or more phenolic compound oxidizing enzymes.

Sep 2017

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME AND COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME - EPO

Provided are hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) which exhibits high solubility and can suppress generation of undissolved materials when dissolved in a solvent; an HPMCAS-containing composition; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specif...

Sep 2017

SEGMENTED, SEMICRYSTALLINE POLY(LACTIDE-CO-EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE) ABSORBABLE COPOLYMERS - EPO

Novel semi-crystalline, segmented copolymers of lactide and epsilon-caprolactone exhibiting long term absorption characteristics are disclosed. The novel polymer compositions are useful for long term absorbable meshes, surgical sutures, especially mo...

Sep 2017

BIOPLASTIC COLLAPSIBLE DISPENSING TUBE - EPO

A bioplastic collapsible dispensing tube may include a collapsible tube having walls that include a bioplastic material; a distal end of the tube that is sealed; a proximal end of the tube, opposite the distal end, that has an opening; a nozzle on th...

Sep 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYSACCHARIDE DERIVATIVE AND LIGNIN DERIVATIVE - EPO

An object is to provide a method for producing a polysaccharide derivative without using a catalyst, a cocatalyst, or an active compound by esterification, etherification, or the like, from a polysaccharide such as cellulose as a source material, whi...

Sep 2017

NON-REACTIVE HOT-MELT ADHESIVE WITH LACTIDE-BASED COPOLYMER - EPO

The invention pertains to a hot-melt adhesive comprising a copolymer comprising a first block and a second block, wherein - the first block is an amorphous copolymer of lactic acid and a further polymerisable monomer and - the second block is a polyl...

Aug 2017

Method for the microbial production of organic acids, other molecules and bioactive substances from bioplastic materials - EPO

Method for the production of substances from bioplastic; according to the method, the material made of bioplastic is used by a fungus Rhizopus oryzae and subsequently by an entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis subsq. Kurstaki so as to ob...

Aug 2017

AROMATIC COMPOUNDS FROM FURANICS - EPO

Described are methods for preparing benzene carboxylic acids, esters and anhydrides from furanic compounds by reaction with a dienophile, wherein the furanic compounds are reacted with a hydrazine and/or oxime and then reacted with a dienophile.

Aug 2017

A METHOD FOR INCREASING THE REACTIVITY OF LIGNIN - EPO

The present invention relates to a method for increasing the reactivity of lignin, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) forming, under heating at a temperature of 30 - 70 °C, an aqueous dispersion comprising alkali and lignin, wherein...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF NOVEL BIO BASED MATERIALS - EPO

The present invention relates generally to the method for production of ligno-oligomers, oligomers an lignin at low temperatures with reduced particle size (< 1000 microns, preferably < 100 microns) and modified physical and chemical properties, suit...

Aug 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND STRETCH-MOLDED BOTTLE MOLDED USING SAME - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition including polylactic acid and an ethylene resin, characterized in that the ethylene resin is selected so that a melt flow rate ratio (RMF), defined by the following equation (1): RMF=APLA/BPE (1) where APLA represents th...

Aug 2017

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION IN IVERMECTIN EMULGEL FOR VETERINARY USE AS A PROMOTER SYSTEM AND BIO-ADHESIVE IN ANTIPARASITIC TREATMENT, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: at least one antiparasitic active ingredient for providing the pharmacological therapeutic effect; an agent having bio-adhesive properties that helps to reduce the motility and reprodu...

Aug 2017

EXCIPIENT COMPOUNDS FOR BIOPOLYMER FORMULATIONS - USPTO

The invention encompasses formulations and methods for the production thereof that permit the delivery of concentrated protein solutions. The inventive methods can yield a lower viscosity liquid protein formulation or a higher concentration of therap...

Aug 2017

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

This invention provides lactic acid bacteria that have one or more effects selected from among fatigue-ameliorating effect, blood circulation-improving effect, stool odor-reducing effect, and growth-promoting effect and that can be used with high saf...

Aug 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING - USPTO

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...

Aug 2017

CONTROLLED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A FUMARIC ACID ESTER - USPTO

The present invention relates to controlled release pharmaceutical compositions comprising fumaric acid ester(s) as active substance(s). The compositions are suitable for use in the treatment of e.g. psoriasis or other hyperproliferative, inflammator...

Aug 2017

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER RECYCLING - USPTO

A biodegradable material capable of recovery and recycling by dissolution in water at a temperature 40° C. or higher, the material being insoluble in water at 25° C.; wherein the material comprises one or both of: virgin or scrap polyvinyl alcohol ma...

Aug 2017

Biopolymer Based Cationic Surfactant for Clay Stabilization and Prevention of Sludging - USPTO

Methods of stabilizing swellable clays in a subterranean formation and methods of reducing the formation of sludge in a subterranean formation using a biopolymer based cationic surfactant are described. The biopolymer based cationic surfactant in dud...

Aug 2017

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ALGAE-BASED PRODUCTS USING RECOVERED FLUE GAS HEAT - USPTO

A method for processing algae-based products using flue gas heat includes mixing flue gas with water, receiving a heated gas in a first enclosure of a heat exchanger, receiving an algal paste in a second enclosure of the heat exchanger, introducing a...

Aug 2017

ELASTIC BIOPOLYMER AND USE AS A TISSUE ADHESIVE - USPTO

The present invention provides an improved tissue adhesive to repair defects in soft tissue. Following ASTM standard tests, crosslinked methacryloyl-substituted gelatin hydrogels of the present invention (GelSEAL) were shown to exhibit adhesive prope...

Aug 2017

MOLDABLE NATURAL FIBER NONWOVEN WIRE HARNESS TROUGH AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

A nonwoven trough and method of construction thereof are provided. The nonwoven trough includes at least one nonwoven wall formed from a mixture of bonded natural cellulosic fibers and thermoplastic fibers. The at least one nonwoven wall extends alon...

Aug 2017

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT AND A FUNGICIDE SELECTED FROM INHIBITORS OF THE SUCCINATE DEHYDROGENASE - EPO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of Bacillus subtilis AQ713 (NRRL Accession No. B-21661) and Bacillus subtilis AQ30002 (NRRL Accession No. B-50421) and ...

Aug 2017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGNOCELLULOSE PRETREATMENT USING A SUPER-CELLULOSE-SOLVENT AND HIGHLY VOLATILE SOLVENTS - EPO

Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and a system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hem...

Aug 2017

COMBUSTIBLE ARTICLE COMPRISING LIGNIN - EPO

It is disclosed a combustible article of manufacture comprising a treated lignin composition and a combustible support , wherein the treated lignin composition is attached to at least a portion of an external surface of the combustible support with a...

Aug 2017

TRANSFORMANT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - EPO

Provided is a transformant which can produce lactic acid with a high productivity without requiring neutralization with an alkali and is excellent in both of lactic acid production capability and growth ability and its production process, and a metho...

Aug 2017

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING GALACTOOLIGOSACCHARIDE COMPOSITIONS EMPLOYING KLUYVEROMYCES LACTIS ATCC 8585 - EPO

Provided is a method of preparing a high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition by fermentation of a low-purity galactooligosaccharide mixture with a yeast strain, Kluyveromyces lactis ATCC 8585. The high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition ...

Aug 2017

DERIVATIVES OF NATIVE LIGNIN, LIGNIN-WAX COMPOSITIONS, THEIR PREPARATION, AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

A wax composition comprising a lignin derivative wherein the derivative has a total hydroxyl content of from about 0.1 mmol/g to about 7 mmol/g.

Aug 2017

FLUID COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a fluid composition comprising a solid fraction and a liquid organic fraction, wherein said solid fraction and said liquid fraction are present in a state of being intermixed, wherein said solid fraction comprises a l...

Aug 2017

Use Of Etherified Lactate Esters For Reducing The Drift During The Application Of Plant-Treatment Agents - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of one or more etherified lactate esters of formula (I) for reducing the drift during the application of plant-treatment agents, wherein R represents an unbranched or branched saturated alkyl, having 1 to 30 carbon at...

Aug 2017

NATURAL YEAST AND LACTIC ACID BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM KOREAN TRADITIONAL NURUK TO BE USED FOR BAKERY - USPTO

Provided are Saccharomyces cerevisiae SPC-SNU 70-1 (KCTC 12776BP) which is novel natural Korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Korean nuruk, and Lactobacillus brevis SPC-SNU 70-2 (KCTC 12777BP), Lactobacillus curvatus SPC-SNU 70-3 (KC...

Aug 2017

Process For Producing Articles Formed From Polylactic Acid and Articles Made Therefrom - USPTO

PLA polymers that can be expanded into microporous articles having a node and fibril microstructure are provided. The fibrils contain PLA polymer chains oriented with the fibril axis. Additionally, the PLA polymers have an inherent viscosity greater ...

Aug 2017

Method for Separation of Biopolymer Molecules and a Carrier for Application of this Method - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for separation of biopolymer molecules, particularly biopolymer molecules from the group consisting of mono- a multi-phosphorylated peptides, recombinant peptides/proteins with a polyhistidine tag (His-tag) or with a...

Aug 2017

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Imaging Of Lactate (LATEST) - USPTO

CEST imaging technique and MR scanning are used as an MRI method for detecting levels of lactate in vivo by exploiting the exchange of —OH protons on lactate with bulk water. In accordance with this method, one first obtains a lactate CEST MRI map of...

Aug 2017

BIO-BASED ACRYLIC MONOMERS AND POLYMERS THEREOF - USPTO

The invention provides a bio-based acrylic monomer, particularly a plant oil-based acrylic monomer, which is well-suited for emulsion polymerization and latex formation in aqueous medium. Polymers and copolymers formed from the bio-based acrylic mono...

Aug 2017

DETOXIFYING AND RECYCLING OF WASHING SOLUTION USED IN PRETREATMENT OF LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIALS - USPTO

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

Aug 2017

BIODEGRADABLE, BIOBASED DIAPER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a disposable diaper that is biobased and/or biodegradable. The diaper is either made of wholly or partially renewable resources, at the same time can decompose in a compost site, and biodegrade in a conventional landf...

Aug 2017

LOW BURST POLY-(LACTIDE/GLYCOLIDE) AND METHODS TO PRODUCE POLYMERS - EPO

A PLG copolymer material, termed a PLG(p) copolymer material, adapted for use in a controlled release formulation for a bioactive material is provided, wherein the formulation exhibits a reduced "initial burst" effect when introduced into the tissue ...

Aug 2017

Process For Producing Articles Formed From Polylactic Acid and Articles Made Therefrom - USPTO

PLA polymers that can be expanded into microporous articles having a node and fibril microstructure are provided. The fibrils contain PLA polymer chains oriented with the fibril axis. Additionally, the PLA polymers have an inherent viscosity greater ...

Aug 2017

COMPOSITION AND METHOD TO IMPROVE BLOOD LIPID PROFILES AND REDUCE LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN (LDL) PEROXIDATION IN HUMANS USING ALGAE BASED OILS AND ASTAXANTHIN - USPTO

In accordance with a non-limiting example, an algae based oil is used in place of a krill oil to treat low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation in humans by administering a therapeutic amount of a dietary supplement composition comprising an algae bas...

Aug 2017

FIBER COMPRISING A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

The present disclosure relates to fibers implantable in the body of a human or animal and processes for manufacturing such a fiber. The fiber undergoes a reduction in surface area to volume ratio of a factor of 1.05-10 upon injection in the human or ...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF LACTIC ACID - USPTO

A method for preparing a fermentation product including lactic acid, the method including: a) treating lignocellulosic material with caustic magnesium salt in the presence of water to provide treated aqueous lignocellulosic material; b) saccharifying...

Aug 2017

Highly Robust Efficient Catalyst For Selective Dehydrogenation Of Neat Glycerol To Lactic Acid - USPTO

A catalyst system includes a complex having formula I which advantageously has a sterically protecting N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) carbene-pyridine ligand to handle harsh reactions conditions than many prior art catalysts:

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR PROCESSING BIOBASED MATERIALS AND THE RESULTING COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

A method of treating a biobased feedstock derived from agricultural resources and specifically from the non-distillate products of fermentation-derived renewable fuel and distilled spirit processes. The separation of thermally labile components from ...

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

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

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

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

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...

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