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3491 Patent Applications

Aug 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PURIFIED LIGNIN, PURIFIED LIGNIN, RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED BODY - USPTO

Provided is a method of producing a purified lignin, including: treating a plant biomass in a first solvent mixture formed of water and a first organic solvent under specific conditions; subjecting a solid fraction insoluble in a first solution mixtu...

Aug 2018

A BIOCOMPOSITE OF BIOMINERALIZED GRAPHENE OXIDE AND ITS USE FOR BONE TISSUE ENGINEERING - USPTO

It is disclosed a biocomposite of hydroxyapatite on graphene oxide sheets and its use for bone tissue engineering applications, such as bone repair, bone augmentation, as well as coating of biomedical implants. Processes for preparing said biocomposi...

Aug 2018

BIO-POLYMER MULCH FILM AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - USPTO

A process for manufacturing a bio-polymer mulch film is provided. The process comprises coating at least parts of a surface of a bio-polymer film with a functional material. The functional material may comprise a light absorber material, a light refl...

Aug 2018

BIOPOLYMER ANALYSIS DEVICE AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM - USPTO

To slow down the speed of a biopolymer passing through a nanopore during electrophoresis to such a speed that enables a monomer sequence analysis to be performed. A biopolymer analysis device includes two tanks 101a and 101b each capable of storing a...

Aug 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PURIFIED LIGNIN, PURIFIED LIGNIN, RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED BODY - EPO

Provided is a method of producing a purified lignin, including: treating a plant biomass in a first solvent mixture formed of water and a first organic solvent under specific conditions; subjecting a solid fraction insoluble in a first solution mixtu...

Aug 2018

USE OF PREPARATION FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION CONTAINING LIGNIN - EPO

The present invention relates to a preparation for oral administration containing lignin for use in the prevention and/or treatment of obesity and/or obesity-induced metabolic complications (abdominal fat accumulation, glucose intolerance, hepatic st...

Jul 2018

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

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...

Jul 2018

PROCESS FOR THERMAL DEGRADATION OF A BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a process for reducing viscosity of an aqueous composition comprising a biopolymer, comprising: obtaining an aqueous composition comprising 1,3 beta glucan wherein the aqueous composition has an initial viscosity and heating the a...

Jul 2018

Bio Resin Paperboard Containers and Cartons - USPTO

Bio resin paperboard containers and cartons may include a bio resin laminated paperboard (BLP) that includes a sheet of paperboard having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; a first layer of bio resin laminated on the first side o...

Jul 2018

PROCESS FOR THE COUPLED PRODUCTION OF SWEET WHEY AND LACTIC ACID FROM ACID WHEY - USPTO

A process for the coupled production of sweet whey and lactic acid from acid whey is suggested, comprising the following steps: (a) providing acid whey having a lactic acid content of about 0.1 to about 1% by weight;(b) nanofiltration of the acid whe...

Jul 2018

BIOBASED ASPHALT REJUVENATING EMULSION - USPTO

A polymer-modified emulsion used for rejuvenating or repairing deteriorated asphalt pavement includes an asphalt phase containing an asphalt and a biobased rejuvenating agent, and an aqueous phase including water and an emulsifying agent, and one or ...

Jul 2018

METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SUCCINIC ACID SOLUTION - USPTO

The invention pertains to a method for providing a succinic acid solution, comprising the steps of—providing a first magnesium succinate containing medium with a magnesium succinate concentration of 18-23 wt. % to a first acidification reactor where ...

Jul 2018

FUNCTIONAL HYDRATED HYALURONIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COATED LACTIC ACID BACTERIA HAVING EXCELLENT INTESTINAL MUCOADHESIVE ABILITY AND SELECTIVE ANTAGONISTIC ACTION USING SAME - EPO

The present invention relates to a functional hydrated hyaluronic acid and a method for producing 5th generation coated lactic acid bacteria having excellent intestinal mucoadhesive ability and a selective antagonism using the same and, more specific...

Jul 2018

COPPER-CONTAINING MULTIMETALLIC CATALYSTS, AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME TO MAKE BIOBASED 1,2-PROPANEDIOL - USPTO

Copper-containing, multimetallic catalysts with either a zirconia or carbon support are described which have improved utility for the hydrogenolysis of a glycerol or glycerol-containing feedstock to provide a biobased 1,2-propanediol product. special...

Jul 2018

PROCESS FOR PREPARING POLY(GLYCOLIDE-CO-LACTIDE) COPOLYMER MICROPARTICLES - USPTO

A process for preparing poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer particles with an average particle size in the range of 50-800 nm includes transferring a mixture of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer, ethanol and carbon dioxide from a first reactor in...

Jul 2018

Selection and Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria Preventing Bone Loss in Mammals - USPTO

The present invention comprises a method for selecting lactic acid bacterial strains effective for preventing bone loss in humans and strains that have been selected according to the presented method. The selection method is based on the strain's cap...

Jul 2018

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...

Jul 2018

FERMENTED MILK INOCULATED WITH BOTH LACTIC ACID BACTERIA (LAB) AND BACILLUS - USPTO

A method for producing a lactic acid bacteria fermented milk product comprising fermenting milk with both inoculated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and inoculated Bacillus bacteria.

Jul 2018

AN ECO-FRIENDLY PROCESS FOR THE ISOLATION OF BIOPOLYMERS FROM AGRICULTURAL RESIDUES - USPTO

Agricultural residues (biomasses) have come-up as potential valuable renewable resources for transformation into many bio-products. To achieve this goal, the isolation of major biopolymers in their purest form through an economical process is demande...

Jul 2018

WATERSHED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH A BIOBASED BIODEGRADABLE NUTRIENT AND SEDIMENT RETAINING WATER FILTRATION TUBE WITH EROSION CONTROL - USPTO

Disclosed are a method, device and system of a watershed stormwater management through a biobased biodegradable nutrient and sediment retaining water filtration tube with erosion control. In one aspect, a method of watershed stormwater management sys...

Jul 2018

DETERMINATION OF MELANIN INHIBITION POTENTIAL OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS - USPTO

A method of reducing the level of melanin in the skin of a subject is disclosed wherein an efficacious amount of Chinese Lantern oil is applied to the skin.

Jul 2018

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INJECTION OF A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED DELIVERY SYSTEM - USPTO

A method for administering a polymeric-based delivery system to a subject is described. The method comprises contacting a housing comprising a polymer-based delivery system with a heat-generating component for a period of time; and injecting the deli...

Jul 2018

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 2018

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

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 chlo...

Jul 2018

NOVEL MICROBIAL SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCERS AND PURIFICATION OF SUCCINIC ACID - EPO

The present invention relates to bacterial strains, capable of utilizing glycerol as a carbon source for the fermentative production of succinic acid, wherein said strains are genetically modified so that they comprise a deregulation of their endogen...

Jul 2018

POLYLACTIC ACID FOAM MOLDING MATERIAL, FOAM-MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - EPO

The present invention economically provides a method and device for producing a high-viscosity polylactic acid foam molding material which is suitable for foam molding at a high expansion ratio, and a foam molded article having a high expansion ratio...

Jul 2018

HYDRAZIDE COMPOUNDS SUITABLE FOR NUCLEATING POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMER - USPTO

Presently describes are hydrazide (e.g. dihydrazide) compounds suitable for use as a nucleating agent for a polylactic acid (“PLA”) polymer. Also described are articles such as a film or fiber comprising the semicrystalline polylactic acid polymer an...

Jul 2018

A BIOFILLER FOR RUBBER REINFORCEMENT - USPTO

A biofiller for rubber reinforcement; said biofiller is surface treated upto 10% by weight of microcrystalline lignocellulose with aldehyde and/or ketone. The said bio-filler has economic significance as well as reduces pollution as it replaces 2% ca...

Jul 2018

MUTANT XYLANASE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND USE THEREFOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SACCHARIFIED LIGNOCELLULOSE - EPO

What is aimed at is provision of an inexpensive and efficient saccharification method for lignocellulose using a thermostable mutant xylanase and provision of a thermostable mutant xylanase that has substitute amino acid residues, and that exhibits s...

Jun 2018

Method for activating and precipitating lignin - USPTO

According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of producing reactive lignin from an alkaline lignin containing stream, such as black liquor, e.g. kraft lignin, by using thermal treatment with temperatures between ...

Jun 2018

Method of Pretreating Lignocellulose using Solvent with Little Water Footprint - USPTO

Lignocellulose is pretreated using solvent with little water footprint. Both a solvent and water are used for saccharification and separating the components of lignocellulose. By adding a small amount of an inorganic acid, lignin is dissolved and hem...

Jun 2018

BIOBASED PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONALIZED ALPHA-SUBSTITUTED ACRYLATES AND C4-DICARBOXYLATES - USPTO

The description provides, inter alia, recombinant microorganisms, engineered metabolic pathways, chemical catalysts, and products produced through the use of the described methods and materials. The products produced include functionalized alpha subs...

Jun 2018

NON-NATURAL FIBER OR FILAMENT WITH HERBAL RESIDUE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

The non-natural fiber or filament composition comprises an herbal masterbatch, a base polymer powder or a polymer, and one or more additives such as coupling agent, UV stabilizer, antioxidant, Antistatic agent, colorants, pigments, and the like. The ...

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

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...

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

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...

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