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Jun 2018

BIOCOMPOSITE AND/OR BIOMATERIAL WITH SUNFLOWER SEED SHELLS/HUSKS - USPTO

The invention relates to a biomaterial and/or a biocomposite based on sunflower seed shells/husks. According to the invention, it is proposed that sunflower seed shells/husks are used instead of wood, bamboo or other wood-like fiber products as the o...

Jun 2018

HYDROISOMERIZATION AND CRACKING CATALYST FOR PREPARING BIOLOGICAL AVIATION KEROSENE FROM CASTOR OIL - USPTO

The present invention relates to a hydroisomerization and cracking catalyst for preparing biological aviation kerosene from castor oil as well as a preparation method and an application thereof. The catalyst takes a Al-modified titanium silicate mole...

Jun 2018

A MICROORGANISM HAVING ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY OF LACTIC ACID AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID USING THE SAME - USPTO

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...

Jun 2018

ARTIFICIAL TURF INFILL WITH NATURAL FIBER AND RUBBER GRANULATE - EPO

The invention provides for an artificial turf (200) comprising an artificial turf infill (202, 202'). The artificial turf infill comprises natural fiber (204) mixed with rubber granulate (206). The artificial turf infill comprises between 10% and 40%...

Jun 2018

ARTIFICIAL TURF INFILL WITH A VULCANIZED PORTION AND NATURAL FIBERS - EPO

The invention provides for an artificial turf (700) comprising an artificial turf infill (702). The artificial turf infill comprises composite infill components (100). The composite infill components comprise natural fiber (102, 102') and a vulcanize...

Jun 2018

METHOD FOR PREPARING POLYLACTIC ACID - EPO

The present invention relates to a method for preparing polylactic acid. According to the method for preparing polylactic acid, high quality polylactic acid can be provided by effectively removing residual monomers while minimizing property changes o...

Jun 2018

RENEWABLE CROSS-LINKER FOR INCREASED BIO-CONTENT FROM FRUCTOSE - USPTO

A class of bio-based bifuran cross-linkers are disclosed. Polymers cross-linked using the cross-linkers are also disclosed.

Jun 2018

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR FORMING A LIGNIN FRACTION, A LIGNIN COMPOSITION AND ITS USE - USPTO

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for forming a lignin fraction from crude lignin which has been processed by means of a treatment step selected from enzymatic treatment, treatment with ionic liquid and their combinations. The method...

Jun 2018

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

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 in the inn...

Jun 2018

Lactate Production Process - USPTO

A process for producing alkyl R-lactate from an initial compound comprising substructure (I)

Jun 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYOLS HAVING HIGHER BIOBASED CONTENT - USPTO

The present invention is directed to biodegradable polyester polyol polymers having high bio-based content and methods for producing biodegradable polyester polyol polymers having high bio-based content. In preferred embodiments, β-lactone monomers m...

Jun 2018

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EX-VIVO ORGAN CARE AND FOR USING LACTATE AS AN INDICATION OF DONOR ORGAN STATUS - USPTO

The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to ex-vivo organ care. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to maintaining an organ ex-vivo at near-physiologic conditions. The present application describ...

Jun 2018

BIODEGRADABLE SANITARY ARTICLES WITH HIGHER BIOBASED CONTENT - USPTO

The present invention is directed to sanitary articles such as disposable diapers, adult incontinent pads, feminine hygiene products, and sanitary napkins comprised of biodegradable polymers with higher biobased content. The sanitary articles include...

Jun 2018

ABA BLOCK COPOLYMER INCLUDING LACTIC ACID UNITS - USPTO

Disclosed herein is an ABA type block copolymer including a repeating unit derived from lactic acid that is excellent in physical properties, such as toughness. The ABA type block copolymer includes a polymer block A including a repeating unit derive...

Jun 2018

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING LACTIDE - USPTO

A method and a device for manufacturing lactide, whereby crude lactide, being prepared by means of depolymerization of lactic acid oligomers, is purified by means of a distillation step. The prepared crude lactide is maintained for a period of at lea...

Jun 2018

A ONE STEP PROCESS FOR THE PELLETISATION OF POLY LACTIC ACID WITHOUT MELT PROCESSING - USPTO

The present invention relates to a one step process for the palletization of poly lactic acid of molecular weight in the range of 6-8 lakhs without melt processing such that the pellets obtained exhibit minimal molecular weight reduction. The molecul...

Jun 2018

BIOREFINERY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ISOLATED ENVIRONMENTS - USPTO

A Biorefinery System (BIOSYS) that effectively treats all human activity-derived waste (black water, grey water, and food waste streams) using biological systems and that produces as process by-products: recovered potable water, liberated free oxygen...

May 2018

A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR WASHING A CRUDE LIGNIN, A SOLUBLE CARBOHYDRATE CONTAINING FRACTION, A SOLID FRACTION AND THEIR USE - USPTO

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for washing a crude lignin slurry (5) formed from plant based raw material, wherein the method comprises separating a soluble carbohydrate containing fraction (10) from the crude lignin slurry (5) by...

May 2018

Methods Of Making Acrylic Acid From Lactic Acid Or Its Derivatives In Liquid Phase - USPTO

Methods for making acrylic acid, acrylic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof by contacting a feed stream containing lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof with a molten salt catalyst comprising an ionic liquid (IL) and an acid in...

May 2018

Manufacture of Polylactic Acid Foams Using Liquid Carbon Dioxide - USPTO

Methods of producing CO2-impregnated crystallisable polylactic acid resins and expanded polylactic acid foams.

May 2018

Composition for Preventing and Treating Degenerative Brain Disease Using Novel Lactic Acid Bacteria - USPTO

Provided is a composition containing Lactobacillus reuteri ELF corresponding to a novel lactic acid bacteria strain and 5-aminolevulinic acid. The composition may be significantly effective to prevent and treat degenerative brain disease and have exc...

May 2018

Dilute Filtration Sterilization Process for Viscoelastic Biopolymers - USPTO

Manufactured hyaluronic acid products are used in numerous surgical applications including viscoelastic supplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis; however, traditional sterilization techniques result in the breakdown of such high molecular ...

May 2018

FOAMABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, PROCESS FOR PREPARING PARTICULATE POLYLACTIC ACID AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING FOAM SHEET - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a foamable resin composition for a foam sheet including polylactic acid resin particles, each of the particles having a particle size of about 1 μm to about 100 μm. A process for preparing a particulate polylactic acid resin inclu...

May 2018

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...

May 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...

May 2018

COMPOSITION COMPRISING DERIVATIZED 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.

May 2018

OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OF LACTATE ESTERS TO PYRUVATE ESTERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a simple one step oxidative dehydrogenation process for the synthesis of alkyl pyruvate with 100% selectivity towards alkyl pyruvate comprising reacting an alkyl lactate in the presence of catalyst at the temperature ...

May 2018

ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING NATURAL FIBERS - USPTO

Herein is disclosed a biodegradable absorbent article having a natural fiber cake which may include a mixture of plant fibers and plant pulp, such as from a banana plant, and in embodiments, includes an absorbent article having a permeable top sheet;...

May 2018

Biopolymer composition for remediating degraded soils and for preventing soil erosion - USPTO

The said biopolymer is derived from corn cob waste. The said biopolymer is of specific charge, size, and length, to facilitate aggregation, and create, or improve soil structure, and thus reduce and/or prevent soil erosion, and remediate degraded soi...

May 2018

FORMULATIONS AND KITS FOR FORMING BIOADHESIVE MATRICES - USPTO

A bioadhesive formulation, comprising gelatin, alginate and a coupling agent, capable of forming a bioadhesive matrix, which is characterized by rapid curing, optimal viscosity, high bonding strength, flexibility, biocompatibility and biodegradabilit...

May 2018

OPTIMIZATION OF THE DESIGNING OF APPARATUS AND PROCESSES FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF MONODISPERSE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED MICROSPHERES AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS - USPTO

a method and an apparatus for a large-scale production of monodisperse microspheres and biodegradable polymer-based drug delivery systems and design optimization method for the apparatus are provided. The method uses a plurality of microchips, each m...

May 2018

Biopolymer System for Tissue Sealing - USPTO

A tissue sealant for use in surgical and medical procedures for sealing the tissues of a living mammal is provided. The tissue sealant comprises a hydrogel which is formed by gelation of a premix disposed on the tissue to be sealed. The premix compri...

May 2018

CATALYST FOR PREPARING BIOLOGICAL AVIATION KEROSENE WITH CASTOR OIL, PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF - USPTO

A hydrodeoxygenation catalyst takes self-made porous large-specific surface nano-alumina as a carrier, takes NixMoW, NixCoW or NixCoMo as an active component, and takes Mn as an assistant. Hydrothermal stability of the catalyst and dispersion of acti...

May 2018

Catalysts For Making Acrylic Acid From Lactic Acid Or Its Derivatives In Liquid Phase - USPTO

Catalysts for the dehydration of lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof to acrylic acid, acrylic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof in liquid phase comprising an ionic liquid (IL) and an acid are provided.

May 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED BIOCOMPOSITES WITH TAILORED PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING THOSE - USPTO

A biodegradable composite including: (a) a polymeric matrix having a biodegradable polymer; (b) a filler; and (c) an anhydride grafted compatibilizer including one or more biodegradable polymers modified with an anhydride group. The composite may als...

May 2018

BIOSOURCED COMPOUND HAVING EPOXIDE FUNCTIONS, METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF SUCH A COMPOUND, AND USE THEREOF FOR PRODUCING EPOXY RESIN - USPTO

A compound has at least one epoxide function which can be synthesized by an epoxidation reaction of a compound having at least one hydroxyl function obtained by depolymerization of condensed tannins by a nucleophile selected from furan and the deriva...

May 2018

Purification Of Bio Based Acrylic Acid To Crude And Glacial Acrylic Acid - USPTO

Processes for the purification of bio-based acrylic acid to crude and glacial acrylic acid are provided. The bio-based acrylic acid is produced from hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof. The purification inclu...

May 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - EPO

There are provided HPMCAS (hypromellose acetate succinate) having such a property that a solution of the HPMCAS in a solvent has a controlled viscosity; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specifically, provided are HPMCAS having such propert...

May 2018

A LACTIC ACID BACTERIA STRAIN - EPO

The present application relates to a lactic acid bacteria strain for probiotic use, to a biologically active culture comprising strain of at least one lactic acid bacteria, to a food composition or a nutritional supplement for canine, to a method for...

May 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

There are provided HPMCAS (hypromellose acetate succinate) having such a property that a solution of the HPMCAS in a solvent has a controlled viscosity; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specifically, provided are HPMCAS having such propert...

May 2018

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A FUEL FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Processes for the production of transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock. A catalyst is used which is more selective to hydrodeoxygenate the fatty acid side chains compared to decarboxylation and decarbonylation reactions. A gaseous mixture of ...

May 2018

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

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...

May 2018

Polyester Polymers Comprising Lignin - USPTO

Disclosed is a polyester polymer prepared from a reaction mixture comprising a polyacid component and a polyol component that comprises lignin. Residues of lignin are incorporated into the backbone of the polyester polymer. Coatings comprising the sa...

May 2018

BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANISTRON - USPTO

Sprayable aqueous pharmaceutical compositions containing granisetron or a pharmaceutically salt thereof, and pharmaceutically acceptable inactive ingredients, including tonicity agents, preservatives, and water soluble polymers with bioadhesive prope...

May 2018

Bio-based environment-friendly flame retardant wallpaper and preparation method thereof - USPTO

A bio-based environment-friendly flame retardant wallpaper and a preparation method thereof, including: selecting alginate fibre to be mixed with wood pulp, beating to obtain mixed size, adding dispersant and performing paper-making and drying to obt...

Apr 2018

BIOADHESIVE CHITOSAN GEL FOR CONTROLLING BLEEDING AND FOR PROMOTING HEALING WITH SCAR REDUCTION WITHOUT OBSCURING OR INTERFERING WITH ACCESS TO A SURGICAL FIELD - USPTO

An aqueous chitosan gel system of novel non-scarring, non-interfering, transparent, stable, solubilized chitosan that controls bleeding is described herein. The aqueous chitosan gel system can comprise water, chitosan, an acid, a plasticizer, a rheol...

Apr 2018

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM HAVING IgA PRODUCTION PROMOTING ACTIVITY, AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

Disclosed are: a lactic acid bacterium belonging to Lactobacillus kunkeei, the bacterium having a higher IgA production inducing activity than that of Lactobacillus strain GG (ATCC53103), and a lower mitogenic activity and a lower IL-2 production ind...

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

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

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 ...

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