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3362 Patent Applications

Apr 2018

BIO-BASED METHACRYLIC ACID AND OTHER ALKENOIC-DERIVED MONOMERS VIA CATALYTIC DECARBOXYLATION - USPTO

A novel method for the catalytic selective decarboxylation of a starting material to produce an organic acid is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, the method may include placing a reaction mixture into a reaction vessel, the reaction mi...

Apr 2018

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS PRODUCING TSLP OR IL-25 AND THEIR USES AS PROBIOTICS AND THERAPEUTICS - USPTO

The present invention relates to recombinant Lactococcus lactis bacteria expressing and secreting TSLP or IL-25 or a combination thereof, and their use as probiotics or therapeutic agents, especially for use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases ...

Apr 2018

Vaginal Bioadhesive Boric Acid Formulation and Its Preparation Method - USPTO

This invention discloses a bioadhesive boric acid formulation and its preparation method. Specifically, preferred vaginal bioadhesive boric acid formulation mainly comprises chitosan, carbopol 974 , polycarbophil, boric acid, and purified water as a ...

Apr 2018

MICROORGANISM HAVING IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BY USING SAME - EPO

The present invention relates to Saccharomyces sp. capable of producing lactic acid with a decreased activity of pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC) and increased activities of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALD) and acetyl-CoA synthetase (ACS), and a method of pr...

Apr 2018

MICROORGANISM PRODUCING LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID USING SAME - EPO

The present applicaiton relates to a microorganism of the genus Saccharomyces producing lactic acid and a method for preparing lactic acid using the same. More specifically, the present applicaiton relates to a microorganism of the genus Saccharomyce...

Apr 2018

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...

Apr 2018

BIOREFINERY SYSTEM, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - EPO

The present disclosure relates to bioengineering approaches for producing biofuel and, in particular, to the use of a C1 metabolizing microorganism reactor system for converting C1 substrates, such as methane or methanol, into biomass and subsequentl...

Apr 2018

DRUM-SHAPED PACKAGE FORMED OF POLY(LACTIC ACID)-BASED MONOFILAMENT - EPO

Provided is a drum-shaped package formed of a poly(lactic acid)-based monofilament 50 wt.% or more of which is constituted from lactic acid monomer, the drum-shaped package being characterized in that the dry heat shrinking stress of the monofilament...

Apr 2018

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM-CONTAINING FAT OR OIL COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - EPO

By adding a viable lactic acid bacterium to a fat or oil composition, the present invention has succeeded in producing a lactic acid bacterium-containing fat or oil composition that has a high viability of the lactic acid bacterium and an excellent r...

Apr 2018

BIO-PLASTIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING WHEAT BRAN AND BIO-PLASTIC FILM USING SAME - EPO

The present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran that is a food byproduct and a bioplastic pellet/film using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran a...

Apr 2018

PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY STRONTIUM L-LACTATE - USPTO

The present application relates to strontium L-lactate compositions and methods of use. The methods and compositions disclosed herein are particularly useful for providing bioavailable strontium to mammals and treating or preventing symptoms of bone ...

Apr 2018

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...

Apr 2018

BIOSENSOR, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE OR LACTATE - USPTO

Disclosed is a biosensor with improved humidity resistance that can be used as a glucose sensor or a lactate sensor. The biosensor includes: an insulative substrate; an electrode system having a working electrode and a counter electrode provided on t...

Apr 2018

ETHER FUNCTIONALIZED LIGNIN FOR FUEL PRODUCTION - EPO

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

Apr 2018

BIOSENSOR, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE OR LACTATE - EPO

The present disclosure provides a biosensor with improved humidity resistance that can be used as a glucose sensor or a lactate sensor. The biosensor includes: an insulative substrate; an electrode system having a working electrode and a counter elec...

Apr 2018

GROWTH MEDIUM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - EPO

The present invention relates to the production of lactic acid bacteria and to a growth medium comprising yeast extract, at least one carbohydrate and lecithin that can be used in such process. Lecithin is used as a replacement of polyoxyethylene-sor...

Mar 2018

AN ACTIVATED LIGNIN COMPOSITION, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an activated lignin composition, its manufacture and its use thereof. It also relates to a resin comprising lignin, its manufacture and use.

Mar 2018

LOCAL APPLICATION OF D-LACTIC ACID DIMER IS SELECTIVELY CYTOTOXIC WHEN APPLIED TO CANCER CELLS - USPTO

At equimolar concentrations, D-lactic acid dimer is more cytotoxic than L-lactic acid when directly applied to human HeLa cells in culture. The cytotoxicity of D-lactic acid dimer is an independent effect exclusive of the lower pH when applied to can...

Mar 2018

POLYMER GRADE LACTIC ACID MONOMER PRODUCTION BACTERIA AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS THEREOF AND TECHNOLOGY FOR MANUFACTURING LACTIC ACID - EPO

Disclosed are very high optically pure D- and L- lactic acid fermentation production strains and construction methods thereof and the method for preparing very high optically pure D- and L- lactic acids using the strains, wherein the deposit number o...

Mar 2018

Foams and Films Using Specialized Lignin - USPTO

This disclosure provides polymer and film derivatives of specialized clean lignin with improved properties. This disclosure also provides methods of making polymer and film derivatives of specialized clean lignin with improved properties.

Mar 2018

METHODS FOR PREPARING THERMALLY STABLE LIGNIN FRACTIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates to fractions of high purity lignin which are thermally stable, and to methods of producing said fractions from lignocellulosic material.

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR REVAMPING A CONVENTIONAL MINERAL OILS REFINERY TO A BIOREFINERY - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for revamping a conventional refinery of mineral oils into a biorefinery, characterized by a production scheme which allows the treatment of raw materials of a biological origin (vegetable oils, animal fats, exhauste...

Mar 2018

LIGNIN-BASED SURFACTANTS - USPTO

A composition includes a polymer-grafted lignin formed by grafting one or more hydrophilic polyalkylene oxide polymers with lignin, wherein the average grafting density of the polymer-grafted lignin is less than 10 per lignin particle and the weight ...

Mar 2018

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION COMPRISING ONE OR MORE FUMARIC ACID ESTERS IN AN EROSION MATRIX - EPO

A pharmaceutical formulation comprising an erosion matrix comprising one or more fumaric acid esters as well as one or more rate-controlling agents, wherein erosion of said erosion matrix permits controlled release of said fumaric acid ester(s).

Mar 2018

COPPER (I) COMPLEXES WITH GLYCINE, PYRUVATE, AND SUCCINATE - USPTO

The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical and/or dietary supplement composition comprising an effective amount of a copper (I) complex with glycine, pyruvate, or succinic acid and methods of treating mitochondrial, neuromuscular, and othe...

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a batchwise or continuous process for producing single-layer one multilayer lignocellulosic materials, comprising the process steps of (I) mixing the components of the individual layers,(II) scattering the mixture(s) ...

Mar 2018

Polymer Grade Lactic Acid Monomer Production Bacteria and Construction Method thereof and Technology for Manufacturing Lactic Acid - USPTO

Disclosed are very high optically pure D- and L-lactic acid fermentation production strains and construction methods thereof and the method for preparing very high optically pure D- and L-lactic acids using the strains, wherein the deposit number of ...

Mar 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Provided herein is a composition comprising a poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) substantially free of acidic impurities wherein the poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) is selected from poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid), poly(L-lactic acid), poly(D-la...

Mar 2018

Lignin Enhanced Wood-Plastic Material and Preparation Method thereof - USPTO

It discloses a lignin enhanced wood-plastic composite, belonging to the field of polymer based composites. The wood-plastic composite is composed of one or more of plant fiber, lignin, a recycled thermoplastic plastic, mineral powder and a processing...

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SINGLE- OR MULTI-LAYER LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS USING TRIALKYL PHOSPHATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the discontinuous or continuous, preferably continuous, production of single-layer or multilayer lignocellulosic materials, comprising the process steps of v) mixing the components of the individual laye...

Mar 2018

[18F]-LABELLED LACTATE DERIVATIVE AS PET RADIOTRACER - EPO

The present invention relates to a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for imaging lactate uptake, wherein the tracer is a [18F]-labelled lactate derivative. The invention also provides a process for the radiosynthesis of the [18F]-labelle...

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A BIOMASS CONTAINING LIGNOCELLULOSE - EPO

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...

Mar 2018

INHIBITION OF PATHOGENIC GROWTH ON PLANT MATERIALS USING LACTIC ACID PRODUCING MICROORGANISMS - USPTO

Improved compositions and methods are disclosed for improving food safety. More specifically, one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms are used for inhibiting pathogenic growth on plant materials before, during and/or after harvest. The discl...

Mar 2018

NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS DERIVED FROM LIGNIN - USPTO

Technical lignin compositions and pyrolysis methods for forming such technical lignin compositions from pyrolyzed biomass are provided. The technical lignin compositions can include at least about 50 wt % phenolic polymers and/or at least about 75 wt...

Mar 2018

METHODS FOR BIOBASED DERIVATIZATION OF CELLULOSIC SURFACES - USPTO

The present invention describes tunable methods of treating cellulosic materials with a composition that provides increased hydrophobicity and/or lipophobicity to such materials without sacrificing the biodegradability thereof. The methods as disclos...

Mar 2018

BIOPOLYMER BLENDS AS EMULSION STABILIZERS - USPTO

An emulsion stabilizer includes a biopolymer blend of one or more cellulose ether and one or more cross-linked, modified starch wherein one or more of the cellulose ether or the cross-linked, modified starch is hydrophobically modified and wherein th...

Mar 2018

TOUGHENED POLYOLEFIN AND BIOCARBON BASED LIGHT-WEIGHT BIOCOMPOSITES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

Toughened polyolefins and methods used to produce toughened polyolefins in presence of a bio-filler. These materials can substitute traditional thermoplastic polyolefins known as TPOs or mineral filled TPOs. Exemplary compositions include a phase bas...

Mar 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE - EPO

Provided is a method for producing HPMCAS capable of reducing the average particle size of HPMCAS particles to an intended range without a pulverization step. Specifically provided is a method for producing hypromellose acetate succinate, comprising ...

Mar 2018

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA-DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES AS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - USPTO

Provided is a composition for preventing, ameliorating, or treating inflammatory diseases, the composition including, as active ingredients, lactic acid bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles isolated from culture fluid of lactic acid bacteria; and ...

Mar 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE - USPTO

Provided is a method for producing HPMCAS capable of reducing the average particle size of HPMCAS particles to an intended range without a pulverization step. Specifically provided is a method for producing hypromellose acetate succinate, comprising ...

Mar 2018

PRODUCTION OF MESO-LACTIDE, D-LACTIDE AND L-LACTIDE BY BACK BITING OF POLYLACTIDE - USPTO

Process for increasingly producing D-Lactide and meso lactide by depolymerizing by back biting polylactide (PLA) said process which comprises: (i) Depolymerizing polylactide into its corresponding dimeric cyclic esters by heating the polylactide in t...

Mar 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER FORMULATIONS FOR EXTENDED EFFICACY OF BOTULINUM TOXIN - USPTO

Methods for the formulation of biodegradable microparticles for delivery of protein drugs, such as botulinum toxin, have been developed. The methods include the steps of precipitating and washing proteins with organic solvent to remove water prior to...

Feb 2018

NONWOVEN FABRICS COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID HAVING IMPROVED STRENGTH AND TOUGHNESS - USPTO

Nonwoven fabrics having a plurality of fibers that are bonded to each other to form a coherent web, wherein the fibers comprise a blend of a polylactic acid (PLA) and at least one secondary alkane sulfonate are provided. The nonwoven fabrics exhibit ...

Feb 2018

Systems and methods for monitoring of blood lactate and targeting of blood lactate via nutritional support - USPTO

Systems, techniques and methods for estimating the metabolic state or flux, e.g., the body energy state (“BES”) of a patient, are disclosed. The BES provides a deep insight into the nutritional needs of the patient, thus allowing for a sort of exquis...

Feb 2018

METALLO-SILICATE MATERIAL SUITABLE FOR THE CONVERSION OF SUGARS INTO LACTIC ACID AND 2-HYDROXY-3-BUTENOIC ACID OR ESTERS THEREOF - EPO

The present invention regards metallo-silicate materials comprising a metal ion selected from one or more of the group consisting of potassium ions, sodium ions, lithium ions, rubidium ions and caesium ions. The materials are useful preparing lactic ...

Feb 2018

Mutant strain of Lactococcus lactis and its application - USPTO

The present invention relates to a mutant strain of Lactococcus lactis and its application, and belongs to the field of food biotechnology. The mutant strain, Lactococcus lactis WH101, was screened for its better tolerance to harsh environmental fact...

Feb 2018

Methods and Systems for Post-Fermentation Lignin Recovery - USPTO

Provided herein is process and system for the production of high-quality lignin by treating the post-fermentation solids. In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a novel process comprising: providing a solid material remaining at the end of ...

Feb 2018

COMPOUND COMPOSITION FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR MATERIAL USING NATURAL FIBER - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a compound composition for a vehicle interior material using a natural fiber, which has use for enhancing physical properties, such as shock resistance, tensile strength, flexural strength, elongation, flexural modulus of elastici...

Feb 2018

CYCLIC CARBONATE MONOMER CONTAINING DOUBLE IODINE, BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER PREPARED THEREBY AND USE - USPTO

The disclosure relates to a cyclic carbonate monomer containing double iodine, a biodegradable polymer prepared thereby and use. The polymer can be obtained by ring-opening polymerization of the cyclic carbonate monomer containing double iodine, with...

Feb 2018

Multifunctional formulation comprised of natural ingredients and method of preparation/manufacturing thereof - USPTO

This invention relates to a pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of compromised tissue such as skin wounds and ulcers in humans and animals and a method of preparation. This is a multifunctional natural matrix meant for the treatment of compr...

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