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2982 Patent Applications

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

Composition Comprising Esters Of Lignin And Organic Solvent - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising an organic solvent and lignin or lignin derivatives; wherein at least one of the hydroxyl groups of the lignin or lignin derivatives have been substituted with ester groups forming esterified ...

Oct 2016

Method of Cleaning with Enhanced Bacteriostatic Action Using a Composition of Alcohol and Lactate Esters - USPTO

A mixture of ethanol and lactate esters have enhanced cleaning properties for food and biological processing applications and this mixture retains bacteriostatic properties during the cleaning process as well as in the used cleaning solutions after r...

Oct 2016

A PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINIC ACID AND SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for preparing succinic acid and succinate ester from a succinic acid salt in fermentation broth. In the first stage of this invention, renewable carbon resources are utilized to produce succinic acid through biolog...

Oct 2016

HIGH RESIDUAL CONTENT (HRC) KRAFT/SODA LIGNIN AS AN INGREDIENT IN WOOD ADHESIVES - USPTO

Most processes currently being proposed and/or used for the production of lignin from kraft or soda black liquors are capable of producing two main types of lignin: high residual content (HRC) lignin and low residual content (LRC) lignin. Surprisingl...

Oct 2016

A PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for preparing succinate ester from a succinic acid salt present in a fermentation broth. In the first stage of this invention, renewable carbon resources are utilized to produce succinic acid in the form of a succi...

Oct 2016

HEAT-TREATED FORMULATION OF BIFIDOBACTERIUM LACTIS NCC 2818 REDUCES ALLERGIC MANIFESTATIONS - USPTO

Heat treated Bifidobacterium lactis NCC 2818 reduces the symptoms of allergies in different groups of patients, such as allergies originating from food allergens in young children, or infants, and food, respiratory and cutaneous allergens in children...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The present invention provides a method for preventing or treating a functional gastrointestinal disorder in a subject in need thereof that includes a step of administering a composition, wherein the composition includes an effective amount of Lactob...

Oct 2016

CONSORTIUM OF FUNGI IMMOBILISED ON A LAMINAR LIGNOCELLULOSE CARRIER FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - EPO

The invention relates to a laminar biocarrier made by weaving or interlacing yarns of lignocellulosic material, which supports and immobilizes a consortium of wood-decay fungi, in particular strains of Pleurotus ostreatus and Phanerochaete chrysospor...

Oct 2016

USE OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR BIOPROTECTION - EPO

The present invention shows for the first time that lactic acid bacteria and/or their produced antimicrobial compounds can significantly reduce the survival of C. jejuni at low temperatures. Lactobacillus salivarius VH02 and Lactobacillus salivarius ...

Oct 2016

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

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 ...

Oct 2016

PROCESS FOR LIGNIN PURIFICATION AND ISOLATION - USPTO

A method for removing inorganic salts from an alcoholic basic lignin solution, comprising the steps of adding an acid to said solution whereby an alcoholic lignin solution is formed, and separating a precipitate comprising an inorganic precipitate fr...

Oct 2016

BLENDS OF STYRENE BUTADIENE COPOLYMERS WITH POLY(LACTIC ACID) - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polymer blend comprising 75-99.5% (w/w) of at least one polylactic acid) (PLA) and 0.5-25% (w/w) of at least one styrene butadiene copolymer containing at least 50% (w/w) styrene. The present invention further relat...

Oct 2016

QUANTIFICATION METHOD OF IMPURITIES IN LACTIDE - USPTO

A method for quantification of the amount of impurities in lactide. The method is characterized in that the quantification of the impurities is based on measurements performed on absorptions in the near Infra-Red region of the electromagnetic spectru...

Oct 2016

USE OF A COMPOSITION COMPRISING MICROORGANISMS TO INCREASE THE INTESTINAL PRODUCTION OF BUTYRIC ACID, FOLIC ACID OR NIACIN AND/OR DECREASE THE INTESTINAL PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to the use of a composition comprising bacteria to increase the intestinal production of butyric acid, folic acid or niacin and/or to decrease the intestinal production of succinic acid. Moreover, the present invention r...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL ENUMERATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA IN A MIXTURE IN A FOOD PRODUCT - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for distinguishing between and enumerating strains of lactic acid bacteria or Bifidobacteria present in a food product. This method implements various agar culture media and/or selective culture conditions, combined ...

Oct 2016

BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANISETRON - EPO

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...

Oct 2016

UTILIZATION OF FLAX FIBERS AND GLASS FIBERS IN A BIO-BASED RESIN - USPTO

The invention provides structural biocomposites comprising cellulose-based bast natural fibers, glass fibers, or mixtures thereof, and polyurethanes. The polyurethanes are synthesized from the reaction of polyfunctional bio-based polyols with polyiso...

Oct 2016

Method Of Coloring Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method for coloring fibers or fibrous materials where the fibrous material is initially chemically pretreated in order to achieve natural/white color for the fibrous materials. Next the pretreated fibrous material, a polymer base, and the colorant ...

Oct 2016

SUCCINATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITOR CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

A composition containing succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor and a potentiator has been discovered to enhance the activity of the succinate dehydrogenase such that the amount of the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor need to effectively treat a microbia...

Oct 2016

BIOREFINERY SYSTEM, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - USPTO

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...

Oct 2016

POLYGLYCOLIC ACID MOLDED ARTICLE, COMPONENT FOR DOWNHOLE TOOL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYGLYCOLIC ACID MOLDED ARTICLE - USPTO

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Oct 2016

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A TRANSPORTATION FUEL FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Processes for the production of transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock. A gaseous mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen is used to deoxygenate and hydrogenate the glycerides to produce long chain hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons may be isomer...

Oct 2016

Method Of Providing Electrical Conductivity Properties In Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method to provide enhanced electrical conductivity to the biocomposite material in which fibrous materials are initially combined and mixed with a polymer base. As the fibrous material and polymer are mixed or compounded, molecular bonds form betwe...

Oct 2016

BIOADHESIVE DELIVERY CATHETER MANIFOLD WITH MIXING FIXTURE AND METHODS - USPTO

A bioadhesive delivery catheter includes a manifold, a dual lumen tube, and a mixing member. The manifold includes a delivery device passage and an injection port. The tube is insertable into the delivery device passage and includes first and second ...

Oct 2016

NOVEL METHOD FOR THE DEPOLYMERISATION OF LIGNIN - USPTO

A method for the depolymerization of lignin includes the steps of: providing a black liquor obtained from the treatment of delignification of the biomass, concentrating the black liquor; and subjecting the concentrated black liquor to a hydrothermal ...

Oct 2016

BIOREFINERY SYSTEM, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - USPTO

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...

Sep 2016

BIO-BASED RESINS WITH HIGH CONTENT OF ETHYLENICALLY UNSATURATED FUNCTIONAL GROUPS AND THERMOSETS THEREOF - USPTO

The invention provides polyfunctional bio-based methacrylate oligomers, which are synthesized via the ring-opening reaction between at least one ethylenically unsaturated acid selected from methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, and crotonic acid, and a pol...

Sep 2016

BIOOPTICAL AND BIOFUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES, APPLICATIONS AND METHODS OF POLYLACTIC ACID FILMS - USPTO

High surface energy materials with low refractive index and UV transparency wherein multilayers of similar or dissimilar materials are thermally fused together to form various functional optical requirements are provided. In some embodiments, a photo...

Sep 2016

Crosslinked Polysaccharide Beads and Their Biomedical Uses - USPTO

The present inventions relates to beads as biocompatible material adapted for use within the human or animal body. Said beads are highly useful for tissue engineering, in situ tissue regeneration, as well as for drug and/or cells delivery. In additio...

Sep 2016

INTESTINAL BARRIER FUNCTION ENHANCER CONTAINING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

Provided are an intestinal barrier function enhancer capable of enhancing intestinal barrier function and thereby capable of preventing or treating metabolic syndrome, and a drug and a food or drink containing the same. An intestinal barrier function...

Sep 2016

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARATION OF A CRYSTALLIZABLE POLYLACTIC ACID MIXTURE, AND POLYLACTIC ACID MIXTURE - USPTO

In a practicable continuous or batchwise process for the preparation of a crystallizable polylactic acid mixture, lactic acid may be polycondensed to yield an oligomer, which may then be depolymerized to yield a crude lactide. The crude lactide may b...

Sep 2016

CONSORTIUM OF FUNGI IMMOBILIZED ON A LAMINAR LIGNOCELLULOSE CARRIER FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - USPTO

The invention relates to a laminar biocarrier made by weaving or interlacing yarns of lignocellulosic material, which supports and immobilizes a consortium of wood-decay fungi, in particular strains of Pleurotusostreatus and Phanerochaetechrysosporiu...

Sep 2016

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING LIQUID BIOFUEL FROM BIO-BASED OILS AND/OR FATS - USPTO

A process for utilizing bio-based oils and/or fats for producing biofuels includes the steps of: mixing alcohol with a raw material for forming a reaction mixture; pumping the reaction mixture to a reactor; mixing biogas as a catalyst with the reacti...

Sep 2016

CARGO OF RECTANGULAR BALES OF SWITCHGRASS OR MISCANTHUS STALKS OPTIMIZED FOR HIGH DENSITY TRANSPORT ON SEMITRAILER TRUCKS TO BIOREFINERIES - USPTO

Cargo of rectangular bales of switchgrass or miscanthus stalks having a cargo payload density of between 14.6 and 20.5 lb/ft3, loaded on a semitrailer truck, and preferably having an energy value of at least 240 million Btu.

Sep 2016

CARBON FIBRE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING LIGNIN DERIVATIVES - USPTO

The present disclosure provides derivatives of native lignin suitable for production of carbon fibres wherein the derivatives of native lignin have a certain alkoxy content and/or a certain carbon content. The present lignin derivatives can have acce...

Sep 2016

MULTI-ARM BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY - USPTO

In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to compositions for nucleic acid delivery into cells. In some embodiments, the composition comprises: (1) a cationic polymer unit comprising a plurality of polymeric arms, where the plurality of po...

Sep 2016

NOVEL METHOD FOR THE DEPOLYMERISATION OF LIGNIN - EPO

The invention relates to a novel method for the depolymerization of lignin, comprising the steps of: providing a black liquor obtained from the treatment of delignification of the biomass: concentrating said black liquor; subjecting the concentrated ...

Sep 2016

TRANSFORMANT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID - EPO

The present invention relates to a transformant which uses Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a host into which a D-LDH gene derived from bacteria of the genus Pediococcus and a D-LDH gene derived from bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus are incorporated a...

Sep 2016

A POLYLACTIC ACID STEREOCOMPLEX COMPOSITION, ITS MOLDED PRODUCT, A PROCESS FOR ITS MANUFACTURE AND ITS APPLICATION - USPTO

The instant invention discloses a polylactic acid stereocomplex composition containing pure stereocomplex crystals and a process for its manufacture. The composition according to this invention comprising (a) 30-70 wt % poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA). (...

Sep 2016

LACTIC ACID-CONTAINING COMPOSITION FOR INDUCING ANIMAL OVARIAN DYSFUNCTION - USPTO

Disclosed is a lactic acid-containing composition for inducing animal ovarian dysfunction, designed to increase meat production by causing ovarian dysfunction within animals. The composition comprises 10 to 90% by weight of lactic acid and 10 to 90% ...

Sep 2016

PROCESS FOR HYDROLYZING A PRETREATED FEEDSTOCK AND RECOVERING LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for hydrolyzing a pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock. The process comprises hydrolyzing the pretreated lignocellulosic feedstock with an enzyme mixture comprising at least cellulase enzymes to produce a hy...

Sep 2016

Process for the Preparation of Succinic Acid Ester - USPTO

A process for production of dialkyl succinate from bio-succinic acid feedstock where solid bio-succinic acid is fed to a reactor to react with alkanol by autocatalytic esterification. Products from the reactor including unreacted succinic acid, mono ...

Sep 2016

TREATMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS WITH LACTATE - USPTO

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease that leads initially to death of motor nerves with some progression to death of sensory and autonomic nerves. Experimental work shows that more electrical energy is required to successfully...

Sep 2016

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING AND RECAPTURE OF BIO-BASED PLASTICS - USPTO

A method for reclaiming bio-based plastic material is disclosed, including providing a bio-based plastic article, the article including an identifier, determining article content information from or via the identifier, and recycling the article based...

Sep 2016

WEARABLE LACTATE THRESHOLD MONITOR - USPTO

A wearable device for monitoring a lactate threshold can include at least one magnet configured to provide a static magnetic field to an anatomical region, a power supply, and a radio frequency (RF) module connected to the power supply. The RF module...

Sep 2016

MULTILAYER FILM COMPRISING BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

A multilayer film includes a layer A and layer B. The layer A contains at least 15% by weight of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) and at least 60% by weight an aliphatic polyester. The aliphatic polyester is polylactic acid (PLA), polyh...

Sep 2016

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING SHELF LIFE OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

Methods and compositions are disclosed for enhancing the shelf life of probiotic bacteria, such as lactic acid bacteria (LAB). In one particular formulation, oil, soybean meal and a silicon-containing compound are mixed with LAB to extend the shelf l...

Sep 2016

USE OF POLYLACTIC ACID POWDERS IN THE MANUFACTURING OF BEVERAGE FILTER FIBERS - USPTO

A non-woven mono-component, mono-constituent poly lactic acid (PLA) web is disclosed. The web material is useful for production of infused and brewed beverage filtering media such as tea bags and other pouches and filters. The nonwoven network of PLA...

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