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2982 Patent Applications

Jan 2017

USE OF CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND FURANIC MOLECULES FOR ESTERIFICATION - USPTO

A process for recovering and using an organic/carboxylic acid or furanic molecule by means of making an ester of a free carboxylic acid or furanic molecule with an alcohol in carbon dioxide (CO2) without the presence of any other acid catalyst at a r...

Jan 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition of a dispersion structure using, as a matrix, a lowly crystalline or amorphous polylactic acid having a crystallinity of not more than 40%, the matrix containing, as a pulverization promotor dispersed therein, an organic...

Jan 2017

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT EXTRACTION OF LIGNIN - USPTO

A method of extracting lignin from an aqueous composition by either treating the composition with a solvent and heat, or by acidifying the composition in order to induce phase separation.

Jan 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...

Jan 2017

CHITOSAN AS A BIOBASED BARRIER COATING FOR FUNCTIONAL PAPERBOARD PRODUCTS - USPTO

This invention relates to the composition of a chitosan coated paper wherein the chitosan may be derived from a variety of sources. Methods of using chitosan as a surface coating or pulp additive to tune the properties of paper and paperboard product...

Jan 2017

HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGNIN-ACRYLONITRILE POLYMER BLEND MATERIALS - USPTO

A polymer blend material comprising: (i) a lignin component having a weight-average molecular weight of up to 1,000,000 g/mol; and (ii) an acrylonitrile-containing copolymer rubber component comprising acrylonitrile units in combination with diene mo...

Jan 2017

Micro-Biologically Favoring Fungus Based Organic Biocomposite Substrate Having Superior Capillary Dynamics - USPTO

A soil-less biodegradable and porous rigid foam substrate for cultivating plants that has been formed of a heterogeneous matrix of organic fibers pasteurized with organic matter and natural minerals, and then contacted with a fungus, resulting in a b...

Jan 2017

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED METHYLOTROPHS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PHA BIOPOLYMERS AND C3, C4, AND C5 BIOCHEMICALS FROM METHANOL OR METHANE AS SOLE CARBON FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Methods and genetically engineered hosts for the production of 3-carbon, 4-carbon and 5-carbon products, polymers and copolymers in methylotrophic bacteria are described herein.

Jan 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - EPO

A polylactic acid composition of a dispersion structure using, as a matrix, a lowly crystalline or amorphous polylactic acid having a crystallinity of not more than 40%, the matrix containing, as a pulverization promotor dispersed therein, an organic...

Jan 2017

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCCINIC ACID - EPO

The invention pertains to a method for preparing succinic acid comprising the steps of - providing an aqueous magnesium succinate solution to an acidification step, wherein the magnesium succinate solution is acidified by the addition of hydrogen chl...

Jan 2017

BIO-BASED SYNTHETIC FLUIDS - USPTO

A method is provided involving altering the viscosity of bio-derived paraffins to produce a paraffinic fluid, where the altering step includes chlorinating the bio-derived paraffins; the bio-derived paraffins include a hydrodeoxygenated product produ...

Jan 2017

TEXTURIZING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA STRAINS - USPTO

The present invention relates to mutants of lactic acid bacteria which are resistant towards the antibiotic D-cycloserine and/or functionally equivalent antibiotics and which were found to give an increased texture when grown in milk while maintainin...

Jan 2017

DIELECTRIC FLUID AND COOLANT MADE WITH BIOBASED BASE OIL - USPTO

A dielectric fluid and coolant for electrical apparatuses such as transformers. In one embodiment, the fluid contains more than 25% biobased base oil, such as a biobased hydrocarbon oil, which has a molecular weight greater than 300 g/mol and less th...

Jan 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM, DRUG, FOOD OR DRINK, AND FEED WHICH CONTAIN THE LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The Lactobacillus paracasei MCC1849 (NITE BP-01633) strain, which has a high IL-12 production-promoting action, is used as an ingredient of a drug, food or drink, or feed used for promotion of IL-12 production, immunostimulation, antivirus, or the li...

Jan 2017

Enhancement of Lignocellulose Saccharification Via A Low Temperature Ionic Liquid Pre-Treatment Scheme - USPTO

A method for pretreating lignocellulosic biomass having a lignin component, a hemicellulose component, and a cellulose component, for conversion to sugar is disclosed. Also disclosed is the pretreated lignocellulosic biomass resulting from the method...

Jan 2017

USING CELL DEBRIS GENERATED FROM PHA RECOVERY FOR ENHANCED CELL GROWTH AND BIOPOLYESTER FORMATION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for producing biodegradable polymeric materials including polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) by using the cell debris left from PHA recovery and purification. The process comprises: (a) cultivating PHA-producing m...

Jan 2017

Method Of Removing Odors From Fibrous Materials Used In Forming Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method to treat fibrous materials for use in the formation of a biocomposite material that significantly reduces or eliminates the odors emitted from the fibrous materials is provided. In the method, the fibers or fibrous materials are initially tr...

Jan 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...

Jan 2017

MATERIALS, SYSTEMS, ORGANISMS, AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE, INCREASING BIOMASS, AND/OR ALTERING LIGNIN COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to materials, systems, organisms, and methods for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance (e.g., cold, salinity, drought, wind), increasing biomass, and/or altering lignin composition in plants. For exa...

Jan 2017

MODIFIED BIOPOLYMERS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING AND USING THE SAME - USPTO

Modified biopolymers, such as, charge-modified biopolymers, cross-linked biopolymers, and cross-linked, charge-modified biopolymers are provided along with methods of producing and using the same.

Jan 2017

System of Plant or Bio-Sourced Materials - USPTO

A system based on plant or bio-sourced materials selected from among coatings, mortars and concretes of bio-sourced materials comprising a plant or bio-sourced material selected from the group consisting of wood and hemp, and a binder composition com...

Jan 2017

A COMPOSITION IN THE FORM OF A LIGNIN POLYOL, A METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a lignin polyol, a method for the manufacturing of said composition and use thereof in different application areas, such as in adhesives, binders, castings, foams (such as in rigid polyurethan...

Jan 2017

Self-Assembling Biomimetic Hydrogels Having Bioadhesive Properties - USPTO

The disclosure relates to a composition that is liquid at a temperature below the body temperature of a mammal and that solidifies at or above the body temperature of the mammal. The composition includes a thermally-desolubilizable polymer interspers...

Jan 2017

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS PRODUCED FROM BIOBASED ETHANOL - USPTO

The present invention provides terephthalic acid in which two of the aromatic ring carbons are derived from ethanol. The present invention also provides PET, PTT, and PBT polymer compositions, and plastic molding compositions and manufactured goods t...

Jan 2017

DIRECT SYNTHESIS OF BIO-BASED ALKYL & FURANIC DIOL ETHERS, ACETATES, ETHER-ACETATES, AND CARBONATES - USPTO

A method of preparing a glycol mono-ether or mono-acetate, or carbonate involving either one of two pathways from alkylene glycols, HMF or its reduction derivative products (i.e., FDM, bHMTHFs), is provided. In particular, according to one pathway, t...

Dec 2016

ELECTROACTIVE BIOPOLYMER OPTICAL AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - USPTO

A method of manufacturing a biopolymer optical device includes providing a polymer, providing a substrate, casting the polymer on the substrate, and enzymatically polymerizing an organic compound to generate a conducting polymer between the provided ...

Dec 2016

DRUG-ELUTING COATINGS ON POLY(DL-LACTIDE)-BASED SCAFFOLDS - USPTO

Stents including a poly(D,L-lactide)(PDLLA)-based scaffold and PDLLA based therapeutic layer are disclosed. The PDLLA based scaffold may be amorphous and may include a primer layer. Methods of applying the PDLLA-based coating to the scaffold are disc...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING CARBOXYLATED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a non-cross linked functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the lignin oligomer: (a) has a number average molecular weight (Mn) in the range o...

Dec 2016

PROCESS FOR DEPOLYMERIZATION OF LIGNIN BY LACCASES - USPTO

A method for depolymerization of lignin includes oxidizing non-phenolic lignin by putting into presence, in at least one solvent, non-phenolic lignin, laccase, redox mediator and a source of oxygen, whereby a mixture including oxidized non-phenolic l...

Dec 2016

USE OF LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT LIGNIN TOGETHER WITH LIGNIN FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE BINDER COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for producing a binder composition, wherein the method comprises the following steps: (i) forming an aqueous composition comprising reactant components including lignin molecules of 11-60 lignin units, lignin...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a non-crosslinked functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) has an average number of lignin monomers of...

Dec 2016

POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA) WITH LOW MOISTURE VAPOR TRANSMISSION RATES BY GRAFTING THROUGH OF HYDROPHOBIC POLYMERS DIRECTLY TO PLA BACKBONE - USPTO

Polylactic acid-backbone graft and bottlebrush copolymers with low moisture vapor transmission rates are synthesized by polymerizing a lactide-functionalized hydrophobic macromonomer using ring-opening polymerization (ROP). In some embodiments of the...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a lignin oligomer, wherein the lignin oligomer: (a) comprises less than 1 wt % sulphur content;(b) has a number average molecular weight (Mn)...

Dec 2016

ONE-POT, HIGH-PERFORMANCE RECYCLING OF POLYMER WASTE USING RENEWABLE POLYMER SYNTHESIS - USPTO

Curable formulations, cured formulations, and mixtures and composites thereof are described herein, as well as methods of making and using the formulations, mixtures, and composites.

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

A consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a cross-linked co-polymer of a lignin oligomer and a vinyl monomer, wherein the lignin oligomer has: (a) comprises less than 1 wt % sulphur content; (b) has a number average ...

Dec 2016

TOPICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR BRUISING OR HEMATOMA HEALING ON SKIN AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

A topical composition is provided that comprises an organic liquid with enzymes, an anti-inflammatory and a topical analgesic for healing bruises or hematomas caused by contusions or lesions on tissues or resulting from illnesses. The organic liquid ...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) comprises less than 1 wt % sulphur content; (b) has a numbe...

Dec 2016

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING POLY(BUTYLENE SUCCINATE) CATALYZED BY BIOGENIC GUANIDININE - USPTO

A method for synthesizing poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) equal to or larger than 1.4×105. The method employs biogenic guanidine (BG) as the main catalyst and includes: a) adding succinic acid (SA), 1.4-bu...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) has an average number of lignin monomers of from 3 to 8; (b...

Dec 2016

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER FILMS AND SHEETS SUITABLE FOR USE AS LAMINATE COATINGS AS WELL AS WRAPS AND OTHER PACKAGING MATERIALS - EPO

Biodegradable polymer blends suitable for laminate coatings, wraps and other packaging materials manufactured from at least one "stiff" biopolymer and at least one "soft" biopolymer. "Stiff" biopolymers tend to be more brittle and rigid and typically...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a non-crosslinked functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) has an average number of lignin monomers of...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) comprises less than 1wt% sulphur content; (b) has a number ...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING CARBOXYLATED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a non-cross linked functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the lignin oligomer: (a) has a number average molecular weight (Mn) in the range o...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a functionalised lignin oligomer, wherein the functionalised lignin oligomer: (a) has an average number of lignin monomers of from 3 to 8; (b...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING FUNCTIONALISED LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

A consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a crosslinked co- polymer of a lignin oligomer and a vinyl monomer, wherein the lignin oligomer has: (a) comprises less than 1wt% sulphur content; (b) has a number average mo...

Dec 2016

TOPICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR BRUISING OR HEMATOMA HEALING ON SKIN AND USE THEREOF - EPO

A topical composition is provided that comprises an organic liquid with enzymes, an anti-inflammatory and a topical analgesic for healing bruises or hematomas caused by contusions or lesions on tissues or resulting from illnesses. The organic liquid ...

Dec 2016

CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCT COMPRISING LIGNIN OLIGOMER - EPO

The present invention relates to a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a lignin oligomer, wherein the lignin oligomer: (a) comprises less than 1wt% sulphur content; (b) has a number average molecular weight (Mn) ...

Dec 2016

PHENOLIC RESIN OBTAINED BY POLYCONDENSATION OF FORMALDEHYDE, PHENOL AND LIGNIN - USPTO

A lignin-phenol-formaldehyde resin, which is obtained by polycondensation of formaldehyde, phenol and lignin in the presence of a basic or acidic catalyst, is characterized in that the lignin is a lignin that is not chemically modified at the availab...

Dec 2016

EXTRUDED STARCH-LIGNIN FOAMS - USPTO

Extruded starch foams are well known as biodegradable alternatives to foamed polystyrene packaging materials. Extruded foams of unmodified starch replacing 1% to 20% of the starch with kraft lignin were prepared. At 10% lignin, there are no deleterio...

Dec 2016

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION OF LACTATE FROM C1 COMPOUNDS USING LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE TRANSFORMANTS - USPTO

The present disclosure provides non-naturally occurring c1 microorganisms useful for the production of lactate and related compositions, as well as methods for the biologically production of lactate. In specific embodiments, the present disclosure pr...

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