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3491 Patent Applications

May 2018

Manufacture of Polylactic Acid Foams Using Liquid Carbon Dioxide - USPTO

Methods of producing CO2-impregnated crystallisable polylactic acid resins and expanded polylactic acid foams.

May 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...

May 2018

A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR WASHING A CRUDE LIGNIN, A SOLUBLE CARBOHYDRATE CONTAINING FRACTION, A SOLID FRACTION AND THEIR USE - USPTO

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for washing a crude lignin slurry (5) formed from plant based raw material, wherein the method comprises separating a soluble carbohydrate containing fraction (10) from the crude lignin slurry (5) by...

May 2018

Composition for Preventing and Treating Degenerative Brain Disease Using Novel Lactic Acid Bacteria - USPTO

Provided is a composition containing Lactobacillus reuteri ELF corresponding to a novel lactic acid bacteria strain and 5-aminolevulinic acid. The composition may be significantly effective to prevent and treat degenerative brain disease and have exc...

May 2018

Renewable Bio-Based (Meth)Acrylated Monomers as Vinyl Ester Cross-Linkers - USPTO

Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may produce materials having properties that meet or exceed the...

May 2018

FOAMABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, PROCESS FOR PREPARING PARTICULATE POLYLACTIC ACID AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING FOAM SHEET - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a foamable resin composition for a foam sheet including polylactic acid resin particles, each of the particles having a particle size of about 1 μm to about 100 μm. A process for preparing a particulate polylactic acid resin inclu...

May 2018

ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING NATURAL FIBERS - USPTO

Herein is disclosed a biodegradable absorbent article having a natural fiber cake which may include a mixture of plant fibers and plant pulp, such as from a banana plant, and in embodiments, includes an absorbent article having a permeable top sheet;...

May 2018

Dilute Filtration Sterilization Process for Viscoelastic Biopolymers - USPTO

Manufactured hyaluronic acid products are used in numerous surgical applications including viscoelastic supplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis; however, traditional sterilization techniques result in the breakdown of such high molecular ...

May 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...

May 2018

COMPOSITION COMPRISING DERIVATIZED LIGNIN FOR FUEL PRODUCTION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising lignin and a solvent where the lignin is functionalized with an ether group.

May 2018

OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OF LACTATE ESTERS TO PYRUVATE ESTERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a simple one step oxidative dehydrogenation process for the synthesis of alkyl pyruvate with 100% selectivity towards alkyl pyruvate comprising reacting an alkyl lactate in the presence of catalyst at the temperature ...

May 2018

Biopolymer composition for remediating degraded soils and for preventing soil erosion - USPTO

The said biopolymer is derived from corn cob waste. The said biopolymer is of specific charge, size, and length, to facilitate aggregation, and create, or improve soil structure, and thus reduce and/or prevent soil erosion, and remediate degraded soi...

May 2018

FORMULATIONS AND KITS FOR FORMING BIOADHESIVE MATRICES - USPTO

A bioadhesive formulation, comprising gelatin, alginate and a coupling agent, capable of forming a bioadhesive matrix, which is characterized by rapid curing, optimal viscosity, high bonding strength, flexibility, biocompatibility and biodegradabilit...

May 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.

May 2018

CATALYST FOR PREPARING BIOLOGICAL AVIATION KEROSENE WITH CASTOR OIL, PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF - USPTO

A hydrodeoxygenation catalyst takes self-made porous large-specific surface nano-alumina as a carrier, takes NixMoW, NixCoW or NixCoMo as an active component, and takes Mn as an assistant. Hydrothermal stability of the catalyst and dispersion of acti...

May 2018

Biopolymer System for Tissue Sealing - USPTO

A tissue sealant for use in surgical and medical procedures for sealing the tissues of a living mammal is provided. The tissue sealant comprises a hydrogel which is formed by gelation of a premix disposed on the tissue to be sealed. The premix compri...

May 2018

OPTIMIZATION OF THE DESIGNING OF APPARATUS AND PROCESSES FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF MONODISPERSE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED MICROSPHERES AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS - USPTO

a method and an apparatus for a large-scale production of monodisperse microspheres and biodegradable polymer-based drug delivery systems and design optimization method for the apparatus are provided. The method uses a plurality of microchips, each m...

May 2018

Purification Of Bio Based Acrylic Acid To Crude And Glacial Acrylic Acid - USPTO

Processes for the purification of bio-based acrylic acid to crude and glacial acrylic acid are provided. The bio-based acrylic acid is produced from hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof. The purification inclu...

May 2018

BIOSOURCED COMPOUND HAVING EPOXIDE FUNCTIONS, METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF SUCH A COMPOUND, AND USE THEREOF FOR PRODUCING EPOXY RESIN - USPTO

A compound has at least one epoxide function which can be synthesized by an epoxidation reaction of a compound having at least one hydroxyl function obtained by depolymerization of condensed tannins by a nucleophile selected from furan and the deriva...

May 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED BIOCOMPOSITES WITH TAILORED PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING THOSE - USPTO

A biodegradable composite including: (a) a polymeric matrix having a biodegradable polymer; (b) a filler; and (c) an anhydride grafted compatibilizer including one or more biodegradable polymers modified with an anhydride group. The composite may als...

May 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - EPO

There are provided HPMCAS (hypromellose acetate succinate) having such a property that a solution of the HPMCAS in a solvent has a controlled viscosity; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specifically, provided are HPMCAS having such propert...

May 2018

A LACTIC ACID BACTERIA STRAIN - EPO

The present application relates to a lactic acid bacteria strain for probiotic use, to a biologically active culture comprising strain of at least one lactic acid bacteria, to a food composition or a nutritional supplement for canine, to a method for...

May 2018

Polyester Polymers Comprising Lignin - USPTO

Disclosed is a polyester polymer prepared from a reaction mixture comprising a polyacid component and a polyol component that comprises lignin. Residues of lignin are incorporated into the backbone of the polyester polymer. Coatings comprising the sa...

May 2018

BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANISTRON - USPTO

Sprayable aqueous pharmaceutical compositions containing granisetron or a pharmaceutically salt thereof, and pharmaceutically acceptable inactive ingredients, including tonicity agents, preservatives, and water soluble polymers with bioadhesive prope...

May 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - USPTO

There are provided HPMCAS (hypromellose acetate succinate) having such a property that a solution of the HPMCAS in a solvent has a controlled viscosity; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specifically, provided are HPMCAS having such propert...

May 2018

Bio-based environment-friendly flame retardant wallpaper and preparation method thereof - USPTO

A bio-based environment-friendly flame retardant wallpaper and a preparation method thereof, including: selecting alginate fibre to be mixed with wood pulp, beating to obtain mixed size, adding dispersant and performing paper-making and drying to obt...

May 2018

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A FUEL FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Processes for the production of transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock. A catalyst is used which is more selective to hydrodeoxygenate the fatty acid side chains compared to decarboxylation and decarbonylation reactions. A gaseous mixture of ...

May 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME AND COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME - USPTO

Provided are hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) which exhibits high solubility and can suppress generation of undissolved materials when dissolved in a solvent; an HPMCAS-containing composition; and a method for producing the HPMCAS. More specif...

Apr 2018

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM HAVING IgA PRODUCTION PROMOTING ACTIVITY, AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

Disclosed are: a lactic acid bacterium belonging to Lactobacillus kunkeei, the bacterium having a higher IgA production inducing activity than that of Lactobacillus strain GG (ATCC53103), and a lower mitogenic activity and a lower IL-2 production ind...

Apr 2018

BIOADHESIVE CHITOSAN GEL FOR CONTROLLING BLEEDING AND FOR PROMOTING HEALING WITH SCAR REDUCTION WITHOUT OBSCURING OR INTERFERING WITH ACCESS TO A SURGICAL FIELD - USPTO

An aqueous chitosan gel system of novel non-scarring, non-interfering, transparent, stable, solubilized chitosan that controls bleeding is described herein. The aqueous chitosan gel system can comprise water, chitosan, an acid, a plasticizer, a rheol...

Apr 2018

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS PRODUCING TSLP OR IL-25 AND THEIR USES AS PROBIOTICS AND THERAPEUTICS - USPTO

The present invention relates to recombinant Lactococcus lactis bacteria expressing and secreting TSLP or IL-25 or a combination thereof, and their use as probiotics or therapeutic agents, especially for use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases ...

Apr 2018

BIO-BASED METHACRYLIC ACID AND OTHER ALKENOIC-DERIVED MONOMERS VIA CATALYTIC DECARBOXYLATION - USPTO

A novel method for the catalytic selective decarboxylation of a starting material to produce an organic acid is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, the method may include placing a reaction mixture into a reaction vessel, the reaction mi...

Apr 2018

Vaginal Bioadhesive Boric Acid Formulation and Its Preparation Method - USPTO

This invention discloses a bioadhesive boric acid formulation and its preparation method. Specifically, preferred vaginal bioadhesive boric acid formulation mainly comprises chitosan, carbopol 974 , polycarbophil, boric acid, and purified water as a ...

Apr 2018

MICROORGANISM HAVING IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BY USING SAME - EPO

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...

Apr 2018

MICROORGANISM PRODUCING LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID USING SAME - EPO

The present applicaiton relates to a microorganism of the genus Saccharomyces producing lactic acid and a method for preparing lactic acid using the same. More specifically, the present applicaiton relates to a microorganism of the genus Saccharomyce...

Apr 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...

Apr 2018

BIO-PLASTIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING WHEAT BRAN AND BIO-PLASTIC FILM USING SAME - EPO

The present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran that is a food byproduct and a bioplastic pellet/film using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran a...

Apr 2018

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

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...

Apr 2018

BIOREFINERY SYSTEM, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - EPO

The present disclosure relates to bioengineering approaches for producing biofuel and, in particular, to the use of a C1 metabolizing microorganism reactor system for converting C1 substrates, such as methane or methanol, into biomass and subsequentl...

Apr 2018

DRUM-SHAPED PACKAGE FORMED OF POLY(LACTIC ACID)-BASED MONOFILAMENT - EPO

Provided is 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...

Apr 2018

BIOSENSOR, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE OR LACTATE - USPTO

Disclosed is a biosensor with improved humidity resistance that can be used as a glucose sensor or a lactate sensor. The biosensor includes: an insulative substrate; an electrode system having a working electrode and a counter electrode provided on t...

Apr 2018

PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY STRONTIUM L-LACTATE - USPTO

The present application relates to strontium L-lactate compositions and methods of use. The methods and compositions disclosed herein are particularly useful for providing bioavailable strontium to mammals and treating or preventing symptoms of bone ...

Apr 2018

POLYGLYCOLIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED PRODUCT FOR WELL DRILLING, AND DOWNHOLE TOOL MEMBER - USPTO

In light of increasingly severe and diverse excavation conditions for hydrocarbon resource recovery, such as the drilling of very deep wells, provided is a highly impact-resistant polyglycolic acid resin composition that is resistant to damage even f...

Apr 2018

ETHER FUNCTIONALIZED LIGNIN FOR FUEL PRODUCTION - EPO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising lignin and a solvent where the lignin is functionalized with an ether group.

Apr 2018

BIOSENSOR, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE OR LACTATE - EPO

The present disclosure provides a biosensor with improved humidity resistance that can be used as a glucose sensor or a lactate sensor. The biosensor includes: an insulative substrate; an electrode system having a working electrode and a counter elec...

Apr 2018

GROWTH MEDIUM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - EPO

The present invention relates to the production of lactic acid bacteria and to a growth medium comprising yeast extract, at least one carbohydrate and lecithin that can be used in such process. Lecithin is used as a replacement of polyoxyethylene-sor...

Mar 2018

LOCAL APPLICATION OF D-LACTIC ACID DIMER IS SELECTIVELY CYTOTOXIC WHEN APPLIED TO CANCER CELLS - USPTO

At equimolar concentrations, D-lactic acid dimer is more cytotoxic than L-lactic acid when directly applied to human HeLa cells in culture. The cytotoxicity of D-lactic acid dimer is an independent effect exclusive of the lower pH when applied to can...

Mar 2018

AN ACTIVATED LIGNIN COMPOSITION, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an activated lignin composition, its manufacture and its use thereof. It also relates to a resin comprising lignin, its manufacture and use.

Mar 2018

POLYMER GRADE LACTIC ACID MONOMER PRODUCTION BACTERIA AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS THEREOF AND TECHNOLOGY FOR MANUFACTURING LACTIC ACID - EPO

Disclosed are very high optically pure D- and L- lactic acid fermentation production strains and construction methods thereof and the method for preparing very high optically pure D- and L- lactic acids using the strains, wherein the deposit number o...

Mar 2018

Foams and Films Using Specialized Lignin - USPTO

This disclosure provides polymer and film derivatives of specialized clean lignin with improved properties. This disclosure also provides methods of making polymer and film derivatives of specialized clean lignin with improved properties.

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