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3011 Patent Applications

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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) comprises less than 1wt% sulphur content; (b) has a number ...

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 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

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

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

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

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...

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

METHOD FOR INCREASING THE REACTIVITY OF LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for increasing the reactivity of lignin, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) forming, under heating at a temperature of 30-70° C., an aqueous dispersion comprising alkali and lignin, wherein ...

Dec 2016

BIODEGRADABLE BIOPLASTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - USPTO

Bioplastic compositions containing between 2 wt. % and 25 wt. % of at least one starch, between 40 wt. % and 65 wt. % of at least one plasticizer, and between 1 wt. % to 10 wt. % of at least one acid are used as insulation materials. A method of maki...

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

HEAT RESISTANT, FLAME RETARDANT POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOUNDS - USPTO

Significant disadvantages of the use of polylactic acid (PLA), lack of good heat stability and flame retardance, have been overcome by the use of an aryl phosphate in combination with talc. The compound achieves a threshold of 65° C. in heat deflecti...

Dec 2016

PROCESS FOR ISOLATING FERMENTABLE SUGARS FROM THE ACID HYDROLYZATE OF A MATERIAL CONTAINING CELLULOSE, HEMICELLULOSE AND LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention provides a process for isolating fermentable sugars from the acid hydrolyzate of a material containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, particularly a process which is simple, economical and commercially viable.

Dec 2016

RECOMBINANT LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS EXPRESSING ESCHERICHIA COLI COLONIZATION FACTOR ANTIGEN I (CFA/I) FIMBRIAE AND THEIR METHODS OF USE - USPTO

The present disclosure relates generally to therapeutic compositions comprising recombinant bacteria. Further, the disclosure elaborates upon methods of utilizing the taught therapeutic compositions to treat autoimmune and inflammatory disease. The p...

Dec 2016

Environmentally friendly container with bioplastic shell and glass lining - USPTO

An environmentally friendly container with bioplastic shell and glass lining includes a shell defining a hollow body of the container; a wall of the shell that includes a bioplastic resin; and a lining that includes a liquid glass and coats a surface...

Dec 2016

TOUGHENED POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMERS AND COPOLYMERS - USPTO

Toughened compositions of PLA and PLA copolymers are disclosed, which also have low tensile modulus values and greater elongation to break. These toughened compositions are prepared by blending PLA and PLA copolymers with poly-4-hydroxybutyrate, and ...

Dec 2016

USE OF COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS SSP. LACTIS LMG P-28149 - USPTO

A composition made from at least one probiotic for the use of same in the curative treatment of body weight gain in an overweight human and/or in the preventive treatment of body weight gain in a human who is overweight or has been overweight, said p...

Dec 2016

METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOPOLYMERS WITH DEFINED AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for the production of a biopolymer, wherein the biopolymer has a defined average molecular weight, the method comprising lyophylizing a composition comprising the biopolymer with native high molecular weight,...

Dec 2016

TOUGHENED POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMERS AND COPOLYMERS - USPTO

Toughened compositions of PLA and PLA copolymers are disclosed, which also have low tensile modulus values and greater elongation to break. These toughened compositions are prepared by blending PLA and PLA copolymers with poly-4-hydroxybutyrate, and ...

Dec 2016

FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES OF LIGNIN AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

The present disclosure provides fatty acid derivatives of lignin with improved properties such as workability and other physical properties. These derivatives have the ability to form polymer blends with improved properties such as carbon fiber produ...

Dec 2016

METHOD FOR PREPARING WOUND DRESSING MATERIAL USING BIOPOLYMER AND WOUND DRESSING MATERIAL USING BIOPOLYMER PREPARED THEREBY - USPTO

Disclosed is a method for preparing a wound dressing material using a biopolymer, wherein the wound dressing material prepared by the method can have excellent effects of inhibiting wound infections and preventing adhesions.

Dec 2016

Absorbable Medical Devices Based on Novel Films and Foams Made From Semi-Crystalline, Segmented Copolymers of Lactide and Epsilon-Caprolactone Exhibiting Long Term Absorption Characteristics - USPTO

Absorbable medical devices based on novel foams and films made from semi-crystalline, segmented copolymers of lactide and epsilon-caprolactone exhibiting long term absorption characteristics are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of producing said...

Dec 2016

Microorganisms for Succinic Acid Production - USPTO

The present invention relates to a modified microorganism having, compared to its wild-type, a reduced activity of the enzyme that is encoded by the pykA-gene. The present invention also relates to a method for producing an organic compound and to th...

Dec 2016

METHOD OF SCREENING LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE MUTANT, LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE MUTANT, POLYNUCLEOTIDE, VECTOR, MICROORGANISM INCLUDING THE MUTANT, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTATE USING THE MICROORGANISM - USPTO

A method of screening a microorganisim having a mutant lactate dehydrogenase with increased activity, a mutant lactate dehydrogenase polypeptide, a polynucleotide and vector encoding same, and a microorganism that expresses the lactate dehydrogenase ...

Dec 2016

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR PROTEASE DETECTION BASED ON ENGINEERED POLYMERS AND BIOPOLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE - USPTO

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to modular peptide-substrate protease assays, in particular low cost and reliable methodology for measurement of protease and other enzyme activity that may be detected by optical turbidimetry or visual ...

Dec 2016

BIOPOLYMER-BASED EMULSION LUBRICANTS FOR SYRINGE BARRELS - USPTO

A stable biopolymer-based emulsion lubricant including Agar is provided to reduce the friction between a syringe barrel plunger and the interior surface of the syringe barrel. According to exemplary embodiments the emulsion has a friction of less tha...

Dec 2016

SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL FIBER MATTRESS WITH ENHANCED COMPRESSION RESISTANCE - USPTO

A structured fiber product is constructed with fibers oriented primarily in a vertical direction. Fibers made from recycled materials are combined with binder fibers which have a lower transition temperature than the recycled fibers. A three dimensio...

Dec 2016

A CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a chromatography system (20) wherein the chromatography system comprises an eluting system (10) and a capturing system (11) consisting of at least two chromatography units (2,3) operated alone or in series and a captu...

Dec 2016

Integrated Biorefinery - USPTO

Systems and methods for producing bioproducts are shown. The systems and methods herein can be configured and used in an integrated biorefinery. The integrated biorefinery may comprise a sugar production facility such as a sugar mill, a production fa...

Dec 2016

A BIOREACTOR ARRANGEMENT AND CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AND CAPTURING A BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a bioreactor arrangement for producing a biopolymer expressed by a cell and a continuous process for a capturing the biopolymer employing two chromatography units operated in series or independently.

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