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3422 Patent Applications

Mar 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER FORMULATIONS FOR EXTENDED EFFICACY OF BOTULINUM TOXIN - USPTO

Methods for the formulation of biodegradable microparticles for delivery of protein drugs, such as botulinum toxin, have been developed. The methods include the steps of precipitating and washing proteins with organic solvent to remove water prior to...

Mar 2018

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...

Feb 2018

NONWOVEN FABRICS COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID HAVING IMPROVED STRENGTH AND TOUGHNESS - USPTO

Nonwoven fabrics having a plurality of fibers that are bonded to each other to form a coherent web, wherein the fibers comprise a blend of a polylactic acid (PLA) and at least one secondary alkane sulfonate are provided. The nonwoven fabrics exhibit ...

Feb 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...

Feb 2018

METALLO-SILICATE MATERIAL SUITABLE FOR THE CONVERSION OF SUGARS INTO LACTIC ACID AND 2-HYDROXY-3-BUTENOIC ACID OR ESTERS THEREOF - EPO

The present invention regards metallo-silicate materials comprising a metal ion selected from one or more of the group consisting of potassium ions, sodium ions, lithium ions, rubidium ions and caesium ions. The materials are useful preparing lactic ...

Feb 2018

Mutant strain of Lactococcus lactis and its application - USPTO

The present invention relates to a mutant strain of Lactococcus lactis and its application, and belongs to the field of food biotechnology. The mutant strain, Lactococcus lactis WH101, was screened for its better tolerance to harsh environmental fact...

Feb 2018

Methods and Systems for Post-Fermentation Lignin Recovery - USPTO

Provided herein is process and system for the production of high-quality lignin by treating the post-fermentation solids. In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a novel process comprising: providing a solid material remaining at the end of ...

Feb 2018

COMPOUND COMPOSITION FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR MATERIAL USING NATURAL FIBER - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a compound composition for a vehicle interior material using a natural fiber, which has use for enhancing physical properties, such as shock resistance, tensile strength, flexural strength, elongation, flexural modulus of elastici...

Feb 2018

Multifunctional formulation comprised of natural ingredients and method of preparation/manufacturing thereof - USPTO

This invention relates to a pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of compromised tissue such as skin wounds and ulcers in humans and animals and a method of preparation. This is a multifunctional natural matrix meant for the treatment of compr...

Feb 2018

CYCLIC CARBONATE MONOMER CONTAINING DOUBLE IODINE, BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER PREPARED THEREBY AND USE - USPTO

The disclosure relates to a cyclic carbonate monomer containing double iodine, a biodegradable polymer prepared thereby and use. The polymer can be obtained by ring-opening polymerization of the cyclic carbonate monomer containing double iodine, with...

Feb 2018

A METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - EPO

A process for producing pure lactic acid from a whey by-product rich in lactose and minerals, for example delactosed why permeate or concentrated whey permeate, is described. The method comprises upstream steps of neutralising the whey by-product wit...

Feb 2018

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FORMULATION COMPRISED OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION/MANUFACTURING THEREOF - EPO

This invention relates to a pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of compromised tissue such as skin wounds and ulcers in humans and animals and a method of preparation. This is a multifunctional natural matrix meant for the treatment of compr...

Feb 2018

BIO-BASED COPOLYESTER OR COPOLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to bio-copolyester of polyethylene terephthalate composition prepared from raw materials which are derived from biomass. The bio-composition comprises: 1) about 92 to about 99 mole % of bioPET, prepared from bioMEG and b...

Feb 2018

Water-Soluble Unit Dose Article Comprising Hydrogenated Castor Oil - USPTO

The present invention relates to water-soluble unit dose articles comprising hydrogenated castor oil, methods of their manufacture, and methods of their use.

Feb 2018

COATED FEED COMPOSITION FOR LACTATING RUMINANTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE FEED COMPOSITION - USPTO

A feed composition for ruminants may include feed particles of a nutritional component that are at least partially coated with a saturated fatty acid coating such that ingestion of the feed by lactating ruminants may provide for an increase in the am...

Feb 2018

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING POLYLACTIC ACID NONWOVEN FABRICS - USPTO

A system for preparing a polylactic acid (PLA) spunbond nonwoven fabric is provided. In particular, the system includes a first PLA source configured to provide a stream of molten or semi-molten PLA resin; a spin beam in fluid communication with the ...

Feb 2018

SELECTIVE DETECTION OF LACTIC ACID AND/OR ACETIC ACID BACTERIA OR OF FUNGI - USPTO

A method for detecting lactic acid and/or acetic acid bacteria in a food-processing matrix comprising a microbial flora (the microbial flora comprising a lactic acid and/or acetic acid bacterial flora) and a fungal flora, the bacterial flora containi...

Feb 2018

A BIO BASED PLASTICIZER WITH IMPROVED PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYMER - USPTO

A bio based plasticizer with improved properties and processing characteristics of polymer comprising at least 95% by weight compound of formula 1, [Formula should be inserted here] wherein R1 R2 and R3 represent each an acyl group or a hydrogen atom...

Feb 2018

METHODS OF MAKING AND USING LIGNIN DERIVATIVES - USPTO

Materials and methods for preparing reactive lignin and for preparing a bio-based adhesive are described herein.

Feb 2018

BIOSOURCED POLYMER FOR MANUFACTURING, VIA CATALYTIC CARBONATION, A NON-BITUMINOUS POLYHYDROXYURETHANE BINDER FOR ROADWAY OR CIVIL ENGINEERING-RELATED USES - USPTO

The invention relates to a biosourced polymer obtained by dual chemical functionalization of chitosan, usable for catalytic carbonation of cyclic ethers by means of carbon dioxide, and a binder composition for creating layers and/or coatings for road...

Feb 2018

TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT ILLNESS WITH BIFIDOBACTERIUM LACTIS BL-04 - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method of treating or prophlaxis of a respiratory tract illness in a subject comprising administering to said subject a composition comprising Bifidobacterium lactis BL04 and/or fermentation product of Bifidobacteri...

Feb 2018

PHASE TRANSITION BIOPOLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE - USPTO

The present disclosure describes environmentally responsive polypeptides capable of displaying stimuli-triggered conformational changes in a reversible or irreversible manner that may be accompanied by aggregation. Polypeptides include a number of re...

Feb 2018

WATER-SOLUBLE UNIT DOSE ARTICLE COMPRISING HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL - EPO

The present invention relates to water-soluble unit dose articles comprising hydrogenated castor oil, methods of their manufacture, and methods of their use.

Feb 2018

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...

Feb 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...

Feb 2018

DEVELOPMENT OF CURCUMIN AND PIPERINE LOADED DOUBLE-LAYERED BIOPOLYMER BASED NANO DELIVERY SYSTEMS BY USING ELECTROSPRAY / COATING METHOD - USPTO

A double-layered particle having a core layer formed of zein protein, in which the active agent curcumin and/or its derivatives are encapsulated, and an outer shell layer formed of chitosan and/or its derivatives, in which the active agent piperine i...

Feb 2018

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LACTIDE - USPTO

A method for producing lactide including the steps of: providing a solution of lactic acid in a volatile organic solvent, subjecting the solution to an evaporation step to remove volatile organic solvent and water, resulting in the formation of a com...

Feb 2018

Composition and use of substances for the in vitro stabilization of glucose, lactate and homocysteine in blood - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition for the stabilization of glucose, lactate and homocysteine in blood after collection, to a use of the provided compositions and a method for the stabilization of glucose, lactate and homocysteine in bloo...

Feb 2018

SEPARATION OF LIGNIN AND SUGARS FROM BIOMASS PRE-TREATMENT LIQUORS - USPTO

The invention relates to an improved process for separating lignin and monomeric sugars from a liquor comprising lignin and monomeric sugars in a solvent mixture of water and at least one organic solvent, which employs membrane filtration techniques ...

Feb 2018

BIOCIDAL BIOPOLYMER COATINGS - USPTO

Disclosed herein are biopolymer-based biocidal coatings. The coatings have excellent antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and retain their activity over substantially prolonged periods of time.

Feb 2018

A COPOLYMER COMPRISING A LIGNIN OR LIGNIN DERIVATIVE AND A POLY(ALKYLENE OXIDE) ALKYL ETHER (METH)ACRYLATE, AND A HYDROGEL COMPRISING THE COPOLYMER - USPTO

A copolymer comprising an oxygenated polyaromatic alcohol and a poly (alkylene oxide) alkyl ether (meth)acrylate is disclosed, wherein the oxygenated polyaromatic alcohol is preferably lignin or lignin derivative. A hydrogel comprising the copolymer ...

Feb 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.

Feb 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...

Jan 2018

METHOD FOR SOIL REINFORCEMENT USING FINE MATERIAL AND NATURAL FIBERS - EPO

Method for soil reinforcement using fine material and natural fibers. A method for soil mixture reinforcement for growing grass for sport applications, the soil mixture comprising soil, fine material and natural fibers, comprising the following steps...

Jan 2018

ARTIFICIAL TURF INFILL WITH COATED NATURAL FIBER - EPO

The invention provides for a method of manufacturing artificial turf infill (202, 202', 202"). The method comprises providing (800) a base composition comprising a natural fiber (500), a at least one first type of of pigment, and a fluid binding agen...

Jan 2018

SYSTEM FOR HOMOGENIZATION OF DRUG IN BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER: SMART POLYMERIC SYSTEM - EPO

A viscous composition for transdermal drug delivery, a method of preparing the same, and a microstructure device prepared using the viscous composition are provided. Here, the viscous composition includes colloidal particles formed of a combination o...

Jan 2018

METHODS OF PRODUCING STABLE LIGNIN PHENOLIC OIL - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method of producing a stable lignin phenolic oil, where the method comprises providing a lignin; pre-treating the lignin with a base solution, where the base solution has a pH of 8 or above; and hydrogenating the pr...

Jan 2018

BIOCARBON AND NYLON BASED HYBRID CARBONACEOUS BIOCOMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MAKING THOSE AND USING THEREOF - USPTO

A polymer blend comprising polyamide, polypropylene (PP) and at least one of poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and a multi-phase compatibilizer comprising PA11-co-PP-maleic anhydride (MA). The polymer blend can be reinforced with hybrid fillers including bioc...

Jan 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYSACCHARIDE DERIVATIVE AND LIGNIN DERIVATIVE - USPTO

An object is to provide a method for producing a polysaccharide derivative without using a catalyst, a cocatalyst, or an active compound by esterification, etherification, or the like, from a polysaccharide such as cellulose as a source material, whi...

Jan 2018

BIO-BASED AND HYDROPHILIC POLYURETHANE PREPOLYMER AND FOAM MADE THEREFROM - USPTO

A bio-based polyurethane foam manufactured by a process that involves cleaning a bio-based polyoxyalkylene glycol polyol by a method comprising the steps of adding an adsorbent to the bio-based polyoxyalkylene glycol polyol to create a mixture in the...

Jan 2018

METHODS FOR MITIGATING THE INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF LIGNIN AND SOLUBLE PHENOLICS FOR ENZYMATIC CONVERSION OF CELLULOSE - USPTO

Disclosed herein are methods for improving ethanol production from biomass sources by blocking cellulose from binding to lignin.

Jan 2018

PACKAGE WRAPPING INCLUDING PLA FILM WITH MOISTURE BARRIER BY ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION - USPTO

Provided herein is a moisture barrier film for packaging, such as tobacco or cigarette packaging. The film comprises polylactic acid (“PLA”) that is both biodegradable and transparent. The film includes multiple layers of PLA, with a base layer havin...

Jan 2018

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITOR AND ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUG CONTAINING THE SAME - USPTO

The invention provides a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor that makes it possible to suppress refractory epilepsy in which conventional antiepileptic drugs are ineffective, and an antiepileptic drug containing said inhibitor. The lactate dehydrogenase ...

Jan 2018

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA-DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES AS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - EPO

The present invention relates to: a composition for preventing, ameliorating, or treating inflammatory diseases, the composition comprising, as active ingredients, lactic acid bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles isolated from culture fluid of lac...

Jan 2018

Lactic-Acid-Bacteria-Containing Composition, Oral Pharmaceutical Composition for Treating HPV Infection and/or HPV-Associated Tumors, and Mucosal Immunity-Inducing Agent - USPTO

A lactic acid bacterium-containing composition including a lactic acid bacterium having a human papillomavirus (HPV) E7 protein-derived polypeptide on a surface thereof, wherein the HPV E7 protein-derived polypeptide is included in an amount of 0.03 ...

Jan 2018

BIO-BASED DEGRADABLE KNITTED FABRIC WITH ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT - USPTO

A biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric, a cross section of the knitted fabric includes a front side of cross section made of wool short fiber yarns, an intermediate connection layer of cross section capable of transferring moisture and a rear s...

Jan 2018

Poly(Acrylic Acid) From Bio-Based Acrylic Acid And Its Derivatives - USPTO

Bio-based glacial acrylic acid, produced from hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof and having impurities of hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof, is polymerized to poly...

Jan 2018

SURFACE-MODIFIED BIOFIBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND DISPERSION LIQUID AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SURFACE-MODIFIED BIOFIBER - EPO

A method for producing surface-modified biofibers comprises: a first polymerization step of obtaining a hydrophilic block (A) made of a first polymer and arranged on surfaces of biofibers by conducting a living radical polymerization of a first monom...

Jan 2018

LOW COST LIGNIN-BASED ADSORPTION MATERIALS FOR WATER TREATMENT - EPO

Lignin-based adsorption materials for treatment of contaminated fluids, wherein the lignin adsorption material is a high molecular weight, crosslinked lignin residue (A), resulting from a steam pre-treatment process of a lignocellulosic residue follo...

Jan 2018

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING CASTOR OIL AND MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDE - EPO

The present invention relates to a sterile ophthalmic composition comprising castor oil and a medium chain triglyceride, to its use in medicine, in particular for the treatment and/or prevention of an ocular disease selected from the group consisting...

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