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Mar 2018

METHOD FOR REVAMPING A CONVENTIONAL MINERAL OILS REFINERY TO A BIOREFINERY - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for revamping a conventional refinery of mineral oils into a biorefinery, characterized by a production scheme which allows the treatment of raw materials of a biological origin (vegetable oils, animal fats, exhauste...

Mar 2018

LIGNIN-BASED SURFACTANTS - USPTO

A composition includes a polymer-grafted lignin formed by grafting one or more hydrophilic polyalkylene oxide polymers with lignin, wherein the average grafting density of the polymer-grafted lignin is less than 10 per lignin particle and the weight ...

Mar 2018

METHODS FOR PREPARING THERMALLY STABLE LIGNIN FRACTIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates to fractions of high purity lignin which are thermally stable, and to methods of producing said fractions from lignocellulosic material.

Mar 2018

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).

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SINGLE- OR MULTI-LAYER LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS USING TRIALKYL PHOSPHATE - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the discontinuous or continuous, preferably continuous, production of single-layer or multilayer lignocellulosic materials, comprising the process steps of v) mixing the components of the individual laye...

Mar 2018

Lignin Enhanced Wood-Plastic Material and Preparation Method thereof - USPTO

It discloses a lignin enhanced wood-plastic composite, belonging to the field of polymer based composites. The wood-plastic composite is composed of one or more of plant fiber, lignin, a recycled thermoplastic plastic, mineral powder and a processing...

Mar 2018

COPPER (I) COMPLEXES WITH GLYCINE, PYRUVATE, AND SUCCINATE - USPTO

The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical and/or dietary supplement composition comprising an effective amount of a copper (I) complex with glycine, pyruvate, or succinic acid and methods of treating mitochondrial, neuromuscular, and othe...

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a batchwise or continuous process for producing single-layer one multilayer lignocellulosic materials, comprising the process steps of (I) mixing the components of the individual layers,(II) scattering the mixture(s) ...

Mar 2018

Polymer Grade Lactic Acid Monomer Production Bacteria and Construction Method thereof and Technology for Manufacturing Lactic Acid - USPTO

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 of ...

Mar 2018

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Provided herein is a composition comprising a poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) substantially free of acidic impurities wherein the poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) is selected from poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid), poly(L-lactic acid), poly(D-la...

Mar 2018

[18F]-LABELLED LACTATE DERIVATIVE AS PET RADIOTRACER - EPO

The present invention relates to a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for imaging lactate uptake, wherein the tracer is a [18F]-labelled lactate derivative. The invention also provides a process for the radiosynthesis of the [18F]-labelle...

Mar 2018

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A BIOMASS CONTAINING LIGNOCELLULOSE - EPO

There is disclosed a method for processing a biomass (for example straw) containing lignocellulose such that cellulose and hemicellulose are made accessible for further processing, typically by decomposition, without needing energy-consuming dissolut...

Mar 2018

METHODS FOR BIOBASED DERIVATIZATION OF CELLULOSIC SURFACES - USPTO

The present invention describes tunable methods of treating cellulosic materials with a composition that provides increased hydrophobicity and/or lipophobicity to such materials without sacrificing the biodegradability thereof. The methods as disclos...

Mar 2018

NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS DERIVED FROM LIGNIN - USPTO

Technical lignin compositions and pyrolysis methods for forming such technical lignin compositions from pyrolyzed biomass are provided. The technical lignin compositions can include at least about 50 wt % phenolic polymers and/or at least about 75 wt...

Mar 2018

BIOPOLYMER BLENDS AS EMULSION STABILIZERS - USPTO

An emulsion stabilizer includes a biopolymer blend of one or more cellulose ether and one or more cross-linked, modified starch wherein one or more of the cellulose ether or the cross-linked, modified starch is hydrophobically modified and wherein th...

Mar 2018

TOUGHENED POLYOLEFIN AND BIOCARBON BASED LIGHT-WEIGHT BIOCOMPOSITES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

Toughened polyolefins and methods used to produce toughened polyolefins in presence of a bio-filler. These materials can substitute traditional thermoplastic polyolefins known as TPOs or mineral filled TPOs. Exemplary compositions include a phase bas...

Mar 2018

INHIBITION OF PATHOGENIC GROWTH ON PLANT MATERIALS USING LACTIC ACID PRODUCING MICROORGANISMS - USPTO

Improved compositions and methods are disclosed for improving food safety. More specifically, one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms are used for inhibiting pathogenic growth on plant materials before, during and/or after harvest. The discl...

Mar 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE - EPO

Provided is a method for producing HPMCAS capable of reducing the average particle size of HPMCAS particles to an intended range without a pulverization step. Specifically provided is a method for producing hypromellose acetate succinate, comprising ...

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...

Mar 2018

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

Provided is a composition for preventing, ameliorating, or treating inflammatory diseases, the composition including, as active ingredients, lactic acid bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles isolated from culture fluid of lactic acid bacteria; and ...

Mar 2018

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE - USPTO

Provided is a method for producing HPMCAS capable of reducing the average particle size of HPMCAS particles to an intended range without a pulverization step. Specifically provided is a method for producing hypromellose acetate succinate, comprising ...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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