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3099 Patent Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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:

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

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 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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