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3227 Patent Applications

Nov 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...

Nov 2017

NITROXYL-MEDIATED OXIDATION OF LIGNIN AND POLYCARBOXYLATED PRODUCTS - USPTO

Methods of selectively modifying lignin, polycarboxylated products thereof, and methods of deriving aromatic compounds therefrom. The methods comprise electrochemically oxidizing lignin using stable nitroxyl radicals to selectively oxidize primary hy...

Nov 2017

LIGNIN RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT, AND MOLDED PRODUCT - USPTO

Provided is a lignin resin composition including a lignin derivative having a weight-average molecular weight of 500 or more and 4000 or less and a novolac-type phenolic resin having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 or more and 3000 or less,...

Nov 2017

PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY PREPARING DI-C1-3-ALKYL SUCCINATES - USPTO

The invention relates to a process for continuously preparing di-C1-3-alkyl succinates by reacting succinic acid with an C1-3-alkanol in the presence of a fixed-bed heterogeneous acidic esterification catalyst in a tubular reactor at a temperature in...

Nov 2017

BIOADHESIVE PATCH - USPTO

A moist, layered bioadhesive patch includes one or more polymers. A method of producing a monolayered film and a method of drying said film is provided. Additionally, there is provided a method of producing bioadhesive, layered patches by combining l...

Nov 2017

PROCESS FOR PREPARING ESTERS OF LACTIC ACID, AND 2-HYDROXY-3-BUTENOIC ACID OR ALPHA-HYDROXY METHIONINE ANALOGUES FROM SUGARS - USPTO

A continuous flow process for the preparation of one or more esters of lactic acid and 2-hydroxy-3-butenoic acid or α-hydroxy methionine analogues from a sugar in the presence of a solid Lewis acid catalyst and a solvent comprising an organic solvent...

Nov 2017

Lignin-Containing Polymers - USPTO

Click reactions may be used to bond polymers to lignin by taking advantage of lignin's terminal hydroxyl and thiol groups via an alkyne-azide click reaction or a thiol-alkene or thiol-alkyne click reaction. By selecting functional polymers, these met...

Nov 2017

Methods of Treating Sickle Cell Disease and Related Disorders Using Fumaric Acid Esters - USPTO

Methods of using one or more fumaric acid esters or pharmacologically active salts, derivatives, analogues, or prodrugs thereof to increase expression of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) are disclosed. The methods typically include administering to a subject a...

Nov 2017

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING LIGNIN-COATED HYDROPHOBIC CELLULOSE, AND COMPOSITIONS AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREFROM - USPTO

Processes disclosed are capable of converting biomass into high-crystallinity, hydrophobic cellulose. In some variations, the process includes fractionating biomass with an acid (such as sulfur dioxide), a solvent (such as ethanol), and water, to gen...

Nov 2017

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING AROMATIC PRODUCTS OF VALUE FROM COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for extracting aromatic compounds from aqueous, alkaline compositions containing lignin, which have a pH value of at least pH 10, in particular of at least pH 11, especially of at least pH 12, characterized i...

Nov 2017

BIOPOLYMER SIZING AGENTS - USPTO

A composition and method for imparting paper and paperboard with resistance to aqueous penetrants using renewable biopolymers, and the resulting paper and paperboard, are disclosed. The renewable biopolymers when combined with water-soluble, hydroxyl...

Nov 2017

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

Provided is Lactobacillus curvatus SPC-SNU 70-3 (KCTC 12778BP) which is novel natural Korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Korean nuruk.

Nov 2017

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A CELLULOSE ETHER ACETATE SUCCINATE - USPTO

A process for producing a cellulose ether acetate succinate comprises the step of reacting a cellulose ether with acetic anhydride, succinic anhydride and an depolymerizing agent, wherein the cellulose ether has an initial viscosity of at least 50 mP...

Nov 2017

FILMOGENIC COMPOSITIONS FOR TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC BIOADHESIVES - TABS, FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE OF ACTIVE PRINCIPLES AND TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC BIOADHESIVES - USPTO

Filmogenic compositions are described for topical anaesthetic bioadhesives (TABs) comprising a) a xanthan biopolymer matrix selected from Xanthomonas species and pathovars, including Xanthomonas campestris pathovars campestris and maninhotis, and Xan...

Nov 2017

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS STRAINS FOR PRODUCING BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES HAVING ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE AND CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING EFFECTS - USPTO

New Lactococcus lactis strains, NRRL B-50571 and NRRL B-50572, and a bacterial preparation containing the same, have the ability to produce bioactive peptides that reduce blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and present antioxidant...

Nov 2017

Glycolic acid and/or D-lactic acid for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases - USPTO

A method of treatment of a neurodegenerative disease which is associated with a decline in mitochondrial activity, includes administering to a person in need of such treatment at least one of Glycolic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or est...

Nov 2017

PROCESS FOR ENHANCING THE VIABLE COUNTS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND USEFUL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a composition containing turmeric starch for use as a prebiotic plant fiber. Also disclosed is a method to increase the viable counts of Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 by co-culturing with turmeric starch and the production of short...

Nov 2017

HIGH RECYCLE CONTENT POLYOLS FROM THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS AND LIGNIN OR TANNIN - USPTO

Polyester polyols, processes for making them, and applications for the polyols are disclosed. In some aspects, the polyols comprise recurring units from a thermoplastic polyester or an aromatic polyacid source, a glycol, and a lignin, tannin, or mixt...

Nov 2017

HIGH SOFTNESS, HIGH DURABILITY BATH TISSUE INCORPORATING HIGH LIGNIN EUCALYPTUS FIBER - USPTO

A cellulosic tissue includes cellulosic fibers that include at least one of (a) chemically pulped fibers and (b) mechanically pulped fibers. The cellulosic fibers include (i) a percentage by weight of eucalyptus fibers, and (ii) a percentage by weigh...

Nov 2017

A TYRE COMPRISING HYDROTHERMALLY CARBONIZED LIGNIN - EPO

The invention relates to a pneumatic tyre for a vehicle a method for manufacturing such tyre, wherein the tyre comprises a metal component, a textile component and a cured rubber based component bonded together by means of curing, and wherein the cur...

Nov 2017

ALGAE-BASED FOOD FORMULATION, BREAD-MAKING, BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS CONTAINING IT, METHOD FOR OBTAINING THEREOF AND ITS USE - EPO

The invention refers to a food formulation which comprises fresh microalgae in the form of paste of the species Chlorella vulgaris, in a proportion comprised between 10% and 20% of the total weight of the formulation and with an average degree of moi...

Nov 2017

NANOFLUIDIC CHANNELS WITH GRADUAL DEPTH CHANGE FOR REDUCING ENTROPIC BARRIER OF BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

A device for passing a biopolymer molecule includes a nanochannel formed between a surface relief structure, a patterned layer forming sidewalls of the nanochannel and a sealing layer formed over the patterned layer to encapsulate the nanochannel. Th...

Nov 2017

Bio-Fiber Gum Hydrolysates And Processes Of Producing - USPTO

Compositions comprising bio-fiber gum hydrolysate and processes to hydrolyze bio-fiber gum (BFG), involving dissolving BFG in a solvent to form a solution, heating the solution and adding endoxylanase to the solution or adding endoxylanase to the sol...

Nov 2017

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCCINIC ACID FROM A FERMENTATION BROTH USING NANO FILTRATION TO PURIFY RECYCLED MOTHER LIQUOR - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing succinic acid as obtained by fermentation, said process exhibiting a high yield in terms of succinic acid crystals recovery and allowing to achieve a final product with a low content of sac...

Nov 2017

THREE-DIMENSIONAL CULTURE METHOD USING BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER AND CULTURE SUBSTRATE ENABLING CELL TRANSPLANTATION - USPTO

The present invention provides a cell culture substrate containing a nanofiber composed of a biodegradable polymer on a support composed of a biodegradable polymer. It also provides a method of culturing cells, which includes seeding cells on the sub...

Nov 2017

TEAT PACK MATERIAL FOR LACTATING LIVESTOCK, KIT FOR FORMING TEAT PACK FOR LACTATING LIVESTOCK, AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING MASTITIS IN LACTATING LIVESTOCK - USPTO

A teat protective pack material for coating teats of lactating livestock to prevent mastitis is disclosed, the teat protective pack material including a polymer latex and a coagulant for coagulating the polymer latex to form a film. The teat protecti...

Nov 2017

Surfactant-Improved Simultaneous Saccharification and Co-Fermentation Method for Lignocellulose - USPTO

A surfactant-improved simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation method for lignocelluloses in which a pretreated lignocellulose substrate is directly subjected to surfactant-improved simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation without a...

Nov 2017

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING CANCER, CONTAINING LACTATE METAL SALT - EPO

The present invention relates to: a pharmaceutical composition for treating cancer containing, as an active ingredient, a metal lactate salt, which can be dissociated, in cancer cells, into lactate capable of effectively inhibiting actions such as pr...

Nov 2017

MULTIBRANCHED BIOADHESIVE COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHETIC METHODS THEREFOR - USPTO

The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.

Nov 2017

PROCESS OF PREPARING A DYED FABRIC INCLUDING A BACTERIAL BIOPOLYMER AND HAVING UNIQUE APPEARANCE - USPTO

The present invention provides a process for the production of a fabric having a unique appearance and the fabric so obtained. Also provided is the clothing articles, i.e. garments, including the fabric. More particularly, the present invention relat...

Nov 2017

NATURAL FIBER FELT AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - USPTO

A natural fiber felt is provided, which is a film formed by processes of binding a natural fiber net with a binder, extruding, drying and shaping the natural fiber net. A surface of the film is coated with a waterproof layer. The foam binder is forme...

Nov 2017

COMPOSITIONS AND FILMS COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMER, POLYVINYL ACETATE POLYMER AND PLASTICIZER - USPTO

A composition is described comprising semicrystalline polylactic acid polymer; polyvinyl acetate polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25 C; plasticizer; and optionally amorphous polylactic acid polymer. In another embodiment...

Nov 2017

A PROCESS OF PREPARING A DYED FABRIC INCLUDING A BACTERIAL BIOPOLYMER AND HAVING UNIQUE APPEARANCE - EPO

The present invention relates to a process for the production of a fabric (100) having a unique appearance, to a fabric obtained with said process and to clothing articles, i.e. garments, including said fabric. In particular, the present invention re...

Oct 2017

COMPOSITION CONSISTING OF BREWER'S SPENT GRAINS AND POLYLACTIC ACID AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

A method for manufacturing a composition consisting of brewer's spent grains and polylactic acid includes the steps of: providing a raw material containing brewer's spent grains; providing a raw material containing polylactic acid; mixing the brewer'...

Oct 2017

POLYGLYCOLIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED PRODUCT FOR WELL DRILLING, AND DOWNHOLE TOOL MEMBER - USPTO

In light of increasingly severe and diverse excavation conditions for hydrocarbon resource recovery, such as the drilling of very deep wells, provided is a highly impact-resistant polyglycolic acid resin composition that is resistant to damage even f...

Oct 2017

PROCESS FOR MAKING BIOBASED PROPYLENE GLYCOL FROM LACTIC ACID ESTERS - USPTO

A process is described for making a biobased propylene glycol product at least in part from a carbohydrate-derived feed, wherein a feed comprised of a lactic acid ester is reacted with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, in a nonaqueous solvent i...

Oct 2017

THERAPEUTIC INHIBITION OF LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE AND AGENTS THEREFOR - USPTO

This invention relates to compounds, compositions, and methods useful for reducing lactate dehydrogenase target RNA and protein levels via use of dsRNAs, e.g., Dicer substrate siRNA (DsiRNA) agents.

Oct 2017

A METHOD OF PURIFYING LIGNIN BY SUBJECTING A SLURRY COMPRISING LIGNIN TO AN ELECTRIC FIELD - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for purifying, such as salt/ion depletion, and/or ash reduction,and/or sulphur removal, and/or free sugar depletion,and/or VOC depletion or fractionating,preferably by using dewatering, of a slurry comprisin...

Oct 2017

METABOLIC ENGINEERING FOR ENHANCED SUCCINIC ACID BIOSYNTHESIS - USPTO

Presented herein are biocatalysts and methods for the production of succinic acid from carbon sources. The biocatalysts include microbial cells that have been engineered to overexpress exogenously added genes that encode enzymes active in the reducti...

Oct 2017

METHOD OF ACTIVATING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to methods of activating live lactic acid bacteria comprising exposing said bacteria to a preparation comprising citrate, wherein said bacteria have the ability to utilize citrate as an external electron acceptor. The pr...

Oct 2017

Fractional Dispersion for Waterproofing Material Containing Lignocellulose - USPTO

The invention relates to a process for forming a wood-base product comprising the steps of a) providing particles of wood, b) resinating the particles of wood with a binder, c) compressing the resinated particles of wood to form a wood-base product, ...

Oct 2017

Polyethylene glycol-lactide coating on fresh eggs - USPTO

A process for coating fresh eggs with a coating composition including coating the eggs with a polyethylene glycol-lactide aqueous dispersion, the process being useful for: reducing microbial content both within and outside the fresh eggs, preventing ...

Oct 2017

SPECIFIC METHOD FOR PREPARING BIOBASED POLYESTERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for preparing a linear or branched hydroxylated and/or carboxylated polyester resin that is free of unsaturated fatty acids, comprising reacting an acid component with an alcohol component, said acid componen...

Oct 2017

COMPOSITION CONSISTING OF BREWER'S SPENT GRAINS AND POLYLACTIC ACID AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - EPO

A method for manufacturing a composition consisting of brewer's spent grains and polylactic acid includes the steps of: providing a raw material containing brewer's spent grains; providing a raw material containing polylactic acid; mixing the brewer'...

Oct 2017

ETHER FUNCTIONALIZED LIGNIN FOR FUEL PRODUCTION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising lignin and a solvent where the lignin is functionalized with an ether group.

Oct 2017

Method For Processing A Biomass Containing Lignocellulose - USPTO

There is disclosed a method for processing a biomass (for example straw) containing lignocellulose such that cellulose and hemicellulose are made accessible for further processing, typically by decomposition, without needing energy-consuming dissolut...

Oct 2017

Lignin Compositions and Methods for Use in Fermentation and Animal Feed - USPTO

This disclosure includes methods utilizing lignin or modified lignin compositions to reduce undesirable effects of unwanted microbial growth in fermentation media or animal feed, including lignin or modified lignin compositions that may be used in or...

Oct 2017

BIOPOLYMER ANALYSIS DEVICE AND BIOPOLYMER ANALYSIS METHOD - USPTO

The thin film of a thin film device used for analyzing a biopolymer breaks due to the potential difference between the solutions at both sides of the thin film.

Oct 2017

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF (S)-LACTIC ACID PRODUCING THERMOPHILIC BACTERIA - USPTO

A genetically engineered thermophilic bacterial cell that is facultative anaerobic and (S)-lactic producing including inactivation or deletion of the endogenous methylglyoxal synthase gene mgsA.

Oct 2017

Renewable Bio-Based (Meth)Acrylated Monomers as Vinyl Ester Cross-Linkers - USPTO

Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may produce materials having properties that meet or exceed the...

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