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3165 Patent Applications

May 2017

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE COMPRISING CLOBETASOL AND HALOBETASOL AND BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

Disclosed are compositions comprising topical corticosteroids, such as clobetasol propionate and halobetasol propionate, and a biopolymer in a cream base, wherein the cream base comprises a primary and a secondary emulsifier, a waxy material, a co-so...

May 2017

LIGNIN-CONTAINING COATING COMPOSITION AND ULTRAFINE FIBERS INCLUDING THE SAME - USPTO

Disclosed is an ultrafine fiber including lignin, a carrier polymer and a carbon material. The ultrafine fiber, which includes lignin, can exhibit the properties of lignin such as antibacterial property, biodegradability, etc. Accordingly, it can be ...

May 2017

COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLY-LACTIDE-BASED POLYMER - USPTO

A composition includes a polymer having a poly-lactide and at least one compound of formula I),

May 2017

Biopolymer Formulations and Methods of Use Thereof - USPTO

A polymeric formulation for “green” building materials for replacement of end products commonly formed from a broad range of materials, such as concrete and mixes thereof, cement and mixes thereof, petrochemical based mixes and products thereof, rubb...

May 2017

METHOD OF MAKING A YARN BASED ON A NATURAL FIBER AND A FABRIC MADE OF THIS YARN - EPO

The invention refers to a yarn (3) comprising a first thread or filament (1) and a second thread or filament (2), wherein the first thread comprises fibres of polyolefins, preferably polypropylene, and the second thread comprises noble extra-fine nat...

Apr 2017

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, COMPLEXES THEREOF FOR GENE THERAPEUTICS AND DRUG DELIVERY, AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - USPTO

A biodegradable cationic polymer is disclosed, comprising first repeat units derived from a first cyclic carbonyl monomer by ring-opening polymerization, wherein more than 0% of the first repeat units comprise a side chain moiety comprising a quatern...

Apr 2017

INTEGRATED ELECTRODE FOR SAMPLING OF LACTATE AND OTHER ANALYTES - USPTO

The invention provides a biosensor for at least partial insertion in a fetal scalp, for monitoring an analyte in the body of the fetus, wherein the biosensor comprises a needle and a microdialysis element for sampling the analyte. The invention also ...

Apr 2017

Methods for Synthesizing Graphene from a Lignin Source - USPTO

Processes, methods, and compositions for synthesizing carbon-based materials are provided. The method of synthesizing carbon-based materials includes providing precursors, forming carbon-encapsulated metal structures from the precursors, and forming ...

Apr 2017

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 2017

PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID FROM ORGANIC WASTE OR BIOGAS OR METHANE USING RECOMBINANT METHANOTROPHIC BACTERIA - USPTO

The present disclosure provides for production of lactic acid from organic waste or biogas or methane using recombinant methanotrophic bacteria. In one embodiment, the recombinant methanotrophic bacterium includes a heterologous nucleic acid encoding...

Apr 2017

Novel Cell-Permeable Succinate Compounds - USPTO

The present invention provides novel cell-permeable succinates and cell permeable precursors of succinateaimed at increasing ATP-production in mitochondria. The main part of ATP produced and utilized in the eukaryotic cell originates from mitochondri...

Apr 2017

Compositions and Methods for Succinate Production - USPTO

The present application provides genetically modified yeast cell comprising an active succinate fermentation pathway, as well as methods of using these cells to produce succinate.

Apr 2017

Prodrugs of Succinic Acid for Increasing ATP Production - USPTO

The present invention provides novel cell-permeable succinates and cell permeable precursors of succinate aimed at increasing ATP-production in mitochondria. The main part of ATP produced and utilized in the eukaryotic cell originates from mitochondr...

Apr 2017

HOMOGENIZATION SYSTEM OF DRUGS INTO BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER: SMART POLYMER SYSTEM - USPTO

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...

Apr 2017

MUTANT XYLANASE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND USE THEREFOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SACCHARIFIED LIGNOCELLULOSE - USPTO

What is aimed at is provision of an inexpensive and efficient saccharification method for lignocellulose using a thermostable xylanase and provision of a mutant xylanase that has a substitute amino acid residue, and that exhibits stable activity even...

Apr 2017

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...

Apr 2017

BIO-ADHESIVES - USPTO

Distiller's Grain (DG) based bio-adhesives consisting of DG biomass, crosslinking agents, and fillers are described as substitutes for formaldehyde based wood glue for making wood panels. Algal bio-adhesives consisting of algal biomass, crosslinking ...

Apr 2017

AGENT FOR INDUCING INTERFERON PRODUCTION CONTAINING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

This invention provides an IFN inducer comprising, as an active ingredient, lactic acid bacteria and capable of inducing IFN production, an immunopotentiating agent or prophylactic agent against virus infection comprising such inducer, and a food or ...

Apr 2017

Method of isolation of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from biomass fermented by microorganisms producing polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and/or from biomass containing at least one crop-plant producing polyhydroxyalkanoates - USPTO

The invention relates to a method of isolation of polyhydroxyalkanoates from biomass fermented by microorganisms producing polyhydroxyalkanoates and/or from biomass containing at least one crop-plant producing polyhydroxyalkanoates in which from the ...

Apr 2017

ALUMINIUM LACTATE AS A SKIN PROTECTION COMPONENT - USPTO

The invention lies within the area of cosmetic and/or dermatological compositions and concerns skin protection agents comprising aluminium lactate and the use of aluminium lactate in skin protection agents. The invention further concerns methods for ...

Apr 2017

Real-Time and Continuous Determination of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption and the Estimation of Blood Lactate - USPTO

The current invention pertains to an apparatus and method for the determination of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) and the estimation of blood lactate levels. While these exercise parameters are traditionally determined using indirect ...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID LIGNIN - EPO

Lignin-rich starting material is suspended in a first medium, which is acidic and aqueous, to form a aqueous acidic suspension, which is heated and allowed to form two continuous phases, a thermoplastic lignin phase and an aqueous phase. The thermopl...

Apr 2017

Succinate Prodrugs for Use in the Treatment of Lactic Acidosis or Drug-Induced Side-Effects Due to Complex I-Related Impairment of Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation - USPTO

The present invention relates to a succinate prodrug for use in the treatment or prevention of lactic acidosis.

Apr 2017

Bioadhesive Strip and Method of Using Same - USPTO

A bioadhesive strip includes material that is removable or dissolvable in the oral cavity and adheres to the mucosal tissue of a person's oral cavity, with preferred embodiments including a specially textured surface on at least the outer side of an ...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID LIGNIN - USPTO

Lignin-rich starting material is suspended in a first medium, which is acidic and aqueous, to form a aqueous acidic suspension, which is heated and allowed to form two continuous phases, a thermoplastic lignin phase and an aqueous phase. The thermopl...

Apr 2017

COMPOSTABLE OR BIOBASED FOAMS - USPTO

The present invention describes compostable or biobased foams that are useful for fabricating foamed articles and methods for producing the same. The foams are produced using a compound comprising a compostable or biobased polyester and a blowing age...

Apr 2017

TRANSPARENT BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

The present invention is characterized by introducing isosorbide to a monomer configuration for securing the transparency of a biodegradable polymer as well as providing material having excellent heat resistance and flexibility, As a monomer, a compo...

Apr 2017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARATION OF LACTIDE USING LACTIDE PURIFICATION PROCESS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for preparation of lactide using a lactide purification process, comprising introducing an aqueous solution comprising lactic acid into a reactor filled with a catalyst and reacting the same to ...

Apr 2017

LOW POST-ACIDIFYING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to lactic acid bacteria that have low or reduced post-acidification properties, and to a method for providing such bacteria. Also, the invention relates to the use of such bacteria for manufacturing of fermented dairy pr...

Apr 2017

MICROORGANISM HAVING ABILITY TO PRODUCE O-SUCCINYLHOMOSERINE OR SUCCINIC ACID, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCCINIC ACID OR O-SUCCINYLHOMOSERINE BY USING SAME - EPO

Provided are a microorganism having an ability to produce O-succinylhomoserine or succinic acid, and a method of producing O-succinylhomoserine or succinic acid by using the same.

Apr 2017

THERMALLY ADHESIVE FLEXIBLE POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION - EPO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin composition which has a low glass transition temperature, fusion temperature, and enthalpy of fusion, can be crystallized under commercially meaningful processing conditions, has good film proc...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARING BIOBASED HOMOSERINE LACTONE HYDROCHLORIDE AND BIOBASED ORGANIC ACID FROM MICROORGANISM-DERIVED O-ACYL HOMOSERINE - EPO

The present invention relates to a method of producing bio-based homoserine lactone and bio-based organic acid through hydrolysis of O-acyl homoserine produced by a microorganism in the presence of an acid catalyst. According to the present invention...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARTION OF NOVEL MODIFIED BIO BASED MATERIALS - EPO

The present invention relates generally to the method for production of ligno-oligomers and or lignin at low temperatures with reduced particle size (< 1000 microns) and modified physical and chemical properties, suitable for further processing into ...

Mar 2017

BIOPOLYMER EXTRACTION - USPTO

In a prior art reactor set up dense aggregates of microorganisms are formed, typically in or embedded in an extracellular matrix. Such may relate to granules, to sphere like entities having a higher viscosity than water, globules, a biofilm, etc. The...

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYLACTIC ACID - EPO

Lactic acid obtained by a method for producing lactic acid, the method comprising: (A) a step of continuous fermentation wherein a fermentation culture medium of a microorganism having an ability of lactic acid fermentation is filtered through a poro...

Mar 2017

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE COMPRSING HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE AND BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

Disclosed are compositions comprising hydrocortisone acetate and a biopolymer, chitosan, in a cream base, wherein the cream base comprises a primary and a secondary emulsifier, a waxy material, a co-solvent, a preservative, an acid, a chelating agent...

Mar 2017

Method of Diversion and Zonal Isolation in a Subterranean Formation Using a Biodegradable Polymer - USPTO

Various methods for redirecting a well treatment fluid to targeted zones of a subterranean formation within a reservoir and diverting the fluid away from high permeability or undamaged zones of the formation by temporarily blocking the high permeabil...

Mar 2017

Uses Of Biobased Styrene - USPTO

Disclosed herein ARE various uses of styrene monomers derived from biobased material and containing modern carbon atoms, including in copolymers, in rubber compositions, in tire components, and to balance the viscoelastic properties of a rubber compo...

Mar 2017

Bio-Based Acrylate And Methacrylate Resins - USPTO

Methacrylate resins of at least one bio-based methacrylate monomer, where the monomer includes a rosin or isosorbide moiety obtained from natural sources, can be used in toner, carrier coating or both.

Mar 2017

ELECTRICALLY DISSIPATIVE ELASTOMER COMPOSITION COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE CARBON POWDER EMANATING FROM LIGNIN, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an elastic composition comprising a conductive carbon powder, a method for the manufacturing thereof and use thereof.

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA MEDIUM, METHOD FOR CULTURING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA USING SAME, AND LACTIC ACID BACTERIA POWDER USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA OBTAINED BY SAID CULTURE METHOD - EPO

The following are provided according to the present invention: a method for producing a medium that can be applied to different types of bacterial species and strains for, in particular, lactic acid bacteria culture, such medium being capable of achi...

Mar 2017

BIMODAL MOLECULAR WEIGHT COPOLYMERS OF LACTIDE AND GLYCOLIDE - USPTO

A bimodal polymer blend of first and second poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymers, wherein the molecular weight ratio of the first to the second copolymer is at least about two to one, and the blend has crystallization and hydrolysis rates greater ...

Mar 2017

HIGH CRYSTALLINE POLY(LACTIC ACID) FILAMENTS FOR MATERIAL-EXTRUSION BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - USPTO

Provided is a new and better solution to the problems associated with the premature softening of PLA filaments in the additive manufacturing of three dimensional articles. It is based upon the finding that poly (lactic acid) filaments with high cryst...

Mar 2017

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS STRAINS - USPTO

New Lactococcus lactis strains, NRRL B-50571 and NRRL B-50572, and a bacterial preparation containing the same, have the ability to produce bioactive peptides that reduce blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and present antioxidant...

Mar 2017

TOPICAL GEL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING POLY(MONOSTEAROYL GLYCEROL-CO-SUCCINATE) POLYMER AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE TOPICAL APPLICATION OF A BENEFIT AGENT - USPTO

A composition comprising: a benefit agent; at least one polymer including a poly(monostearoyl glycerol-co-succinate) polymer; at least one lower alcohol; and at least one co-solvent; and a method for enhancing topical delivery of a benefit agent are ...

Mar 2017

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS STRAINS - USPTO

New Lactococcus lactis strains, NRRL B-50571 and NRRL B-50572, and a bacterial preparation containing the same, have the ability to produce bioactive peptides that reduce blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and present antioxidant...

Mar 2017

METHODS FOR DISCRIMINATING INTERSPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS AND INTRASPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA OF LACTOBACILLUS CASEI GROUP - USPTO

Degenerate primers for amplifying fragments of the nucleotide sequences of mutL and dnaJ genes of a lactic acid bacterium of Lactobacillus casei group are provided. Methods and kits for discriminating interspecies and intraspecies of a lactic acid ba...

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS OF A BIOPOLYMER DERIVATIVE, A BIOPOLYMER DERIVATIVE AND ITS USE - USPTO

The invention relates to a method of synthesis of a biopolymer derivative, preferably a chitosan derivative, comprising the formation of a peptide bond. The invention also relates to the biopolymer derivative, and use of the biopolymer derivative, pr...

Mar 2017

MULTIBRANCHED BIOADHESIVE COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHETIC METHODS THEREFOR - USPTO

The invention describes new synthetic medical adhesives and antifouling coatings which exploit the key components of natural marine mussel adhesive proteins.

Mar 2017

FLUORESCENCE-BASED ANALYSIS OF BIOPOLYMERS USING NANOPORES - USPTO

Described herein are systems for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containing biopolymers based on optical measurement of ion flux through pores. Also described are methods of using such devices for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containin...

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