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2982 Patent Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM ISOLATED FROM ADULTS IN LONGEVITY VILLAGE, HELPFUL FOR DEFECATION - USPTO

The invention relates to a novel strain, Lactobacillus fermentum strain, and a use thereof. Specifically, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9988, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9037, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9038, novel Lactobacillus fermentum ...

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

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

LIGNOCELLULOSE BIOMASS TREATMENT DEVICE, TREATMENT METHOD, TREATED PRODUCT, AND SACCHARIFICATION METHOD - USPTO

A lignocellulosic biomass treatment device (100) includes at least one screw (110) that has spiral screw grooves (110a, 110b) formed in an outer periphery of the screw, a barrel (120) that has a spiral barrel groove (120a) formed in an inner peripher...

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.

Nov 2016

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED YEAST CELL HAVING INCREASED NADPH PRODUCTION, METHOD OF INCREASING NADPH LEVEL IN YEAST CELL, METHOD OF PREPARING YEAST CELL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTATE USING YEAST CELL - USPTO

Provided is a genetically engineered yeast cell having increased NADPH production, a method of increasing a NADPH level in a yeast cell, a method of preparing the genetically engineered yeast cell, and a method of producing lactate using the genetica...

Nov 2016

BIO-BASED BINDERS FOR INSULATION AND NON-WOVEN MATS - USPTO

An aqueous binder composition is provided that includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent. In exemplary embodiments, the carbohydrate-based binder composition may also include a catalyst, a coupling agent, a process aid, a crosslinking density ...

Nov 2016

HIGH SOFTNESS, HIGH DURABILITY BATH TISSUE INCORPORATING HIGH LIGNIN EUCALYPTUS FIBER - USPTO

A cellulosic tissue includes cellulosic fibers that include at least one of (a) chemically pulped fibers and (b) mechanically pulped fibers. The cellulosic fibers include (i) from about 10% to about 50% by weight eucalyptus fibers, and (ii) a percent...

Nov 2016

THERMOPLASTIC STARCH COMPOSITION DERIVATIVES FROM AGRICULTURAL BYPRODUCTS - USPTO

A thermoplastic starch composition acquired from compounding a mixture comprising starch-containing agricultural byproducts in 45 to 70% by weight of total composition, the agricultural byproducts having a starch content less than 50% dry weight; the...

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIO HYDROCARBONS BY THERMALLY CRACKING A BIO-RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK CONTAINING AT LEAST 65 WT.% ISO-PARAFFINS - EPO

The present invention relates to a method of producing biohydrocarbons comprising the steps of (1) providing an isomeric raw material obtained from a bio-renewable feedstock, preferably by deoxygenation, hydrodeoxygenation, hydrotreatment or hydrocra...

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIO HYDROCARBONS BY THERMALLY CRACKING A BIO-RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - EPO

The present invention relates to a method for producing biohydrocarbons comprising a preparation step of preparing a hydrocarbon raw material from a bio-renewable feedstock, followed by an isomerization step to prepare an isomeric raw material and a ...

Nov 2016

RANDOM AMORPHOUS TERPOLYMER CONTAINING LACTIDE AND GLYCOLIDE - EPO

The present invention provides an amorphous terpolymer for a coating on an implantable device for controlling release of drug and methods of making and using the same.

Nov 2016

THERMOFORMED ARTICLE COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID WITH D-LACTIDE AND PROCESS OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

The invention concerns an article in a material comprising polylactic acid, said article comprising a thermoformed part. The material has L-Lactide units and D-Lactide units.

Nov 2016

ELECTROACTIVE BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates to electrochemically initiated bioadhesive compositions comprising biocompatible polymers containing derivatives of diazonium, arylsulfonium, or diaryliodonium in general, and to their use in tissue fixation, in particul...

Nov 2016

PYRIDYLAMINOACETIC ACID COMPOUND AND POLYOXYETHYLENE CASTOR OIL-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - EPO

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a pharmaceutical composition that comprises the pyridylaminoacetic acid compound of the present invention, said pyridylaminoacetic acid compound being stable within the pharmaceutical composition; a...

Nov 2016

CONTROLLED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A FUMARIC ACID ESTER - EPO

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...

Nov 2016

Method for extracting lignin - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for removing lignin from lignocellulosic biomass. The method comprises feeding of lignocellulosic biomass and a first aqueous solution into a reactor vessel, the lignocellulosic biomass and the first aqueous solution...

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method of preparing and separating biopolymers and biopolymer fractions useful for wastewater treatment applications from sewage sludge comprising the steps of disrupting the bacterial cell walls of bacteria present...

Nov 2016

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM BIOMASS MATERIAL - USPTO

Lactic acid bacterial cultures, cell populations and articles of manufacture comprising same are disclosed for generating ethanol from lignocellulose.

Nov 2016

DURABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE (PC) AND POLYLACTIDE (PLA) BLENDS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING THOSE - USPTO

A polycarbonate (PC) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) blend comprising (a) Bisphenol A PC, (b) PLA, (c) a chain extender, and (d) a glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) functionalized polyolefin copolymer/terpolymer and method of manufacturing the PC and PLA blend...

Nov 2016

ASCORBIC ACID AND BIOPOLYMER COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

Cosmetic compositions and methods of treating aspects of the skin associated with aging and/or photo-aging are disclosed herein.

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PREPARING HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE (HPMCAS) GRAINS HAVING CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND HPMCAS POWDER - EPO

Disclosed are a method for preparing hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) grains and HPMCAS grains. The disclosed method for preparing HPMCAS grains comprises: a step of esterifying hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), acetic anh...

Nov 2016

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).

Nov 2016

PYRIDYLAMINOACETIC ACID COMPOUND AND POLYOXYETHYLENE CASTOR OIL-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - USPTO

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a pharmaceutical composition that comprises the pyridylaminoacetic acid compound of the present invention, said pyridylaminoacetic acid compound being stable within the pharmaceutical composition; a...

Nov 2016

ARTICLE COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID AND A FILLER - USPTO

The invention concerns an article in a material comprising polylactic acid, said article comprising a thermoformed part. The material further comprises at least one mineral filler.

Nov 2016

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS BASED ON A BIO-SOURCED POLYARYLENE ETHER SULFONE - EPO

A polymer composition comprising: (a) a polyether sulfone (PES-1) that contains at least one recurring unit (Ra) having formula (Ra-1): (b) a polyarylene ether sulfone (PAES-1) that comprises recurring units deriving from the incorporation of at lea...

Oct 2016

BIOBASED HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL OLIGOMERS AND THERMOSETS THEREFROM - USPTO

The invention relates to a polyfunctional bio-based oligomer which is the reaction product of a) at least one epoxidized sucrose fatty acid ester resin; b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated acid selected from methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, crot...

Oct 2016

MUTANT OF PROPIONYL-COA TRANSFERASE FROM CLOSTRIDIUM PROPIONICUM AND PREPARING METHOD FOR PLA OR PLA COPOLYMER USING THE SAME - USPTO

Provided is a mutant of propionyl-CoA transferase from Clostridium propionicum that can convert lactate into lactyl-CoA with high efficiency in a method of preparing a polylactate (PLA) or PLA copolymer using microorganisms. Unlike conventional propi...

Oct 2016

SUCCINATE ESTER FOR USE AS PLASTICIZER AND BIODEGRADABLE RESINS COMPRISING THIS SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

The present invention refers to the use of bis(ethoxylated alkyl)succinate, preferably bis(butyldiglycol)succinate, as plasticizer in biodegradable resins, more in particular, in resins comprising a homo- or co-polymer of polylactic acid and/or a pol...

Oct 2016

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...

Oct 2016

Composition Comprising Esters Of Lignin And Oil Or Fatty Acids - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a carrier liquid and lignin or lignin derivatives solubilized in said carrier liquid; wherein at least one of the hydroxyl groups of the lignin or lignin derivatives have been substituted with...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR PREPARING HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE (HPMCAS) GRAINS HAVING CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND HPMCAS POWDER - USPTO

Disclosed are a method for preparing hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) grains and HPMCAS grains. The disclosed method for preparing HPMCAS grains comprises: a step of esterifying hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), acetic anh...

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