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3381 Patent Applications

Oct 2017

ETHER FUNCTIONALIZED 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.

Oct 2017

Method For Processing A Biomass Containing Lignocellulose - USPTO

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...

Oct 2017

Lignin Compositions and Methods for Use in Fermentation and Animal Feed - USPTO

This disclosure includes methods utilizing lignin or modified lignin compositions to reduce undesirable effects of unwanted microbial growth in fermentation media or animal feed, including lignin or modified lignin compositions that may be used in or...

Oct 2017

BIOPOLYMER ANALYSIS DEVICE AND BIOPOLYMER ANALYSIS METHOD - USPTO

The thin film of a thin film device used for analyzing a biopolymer breaks due to the potential difference between the solutions at both sides of the thin film.

Oct 2017

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...

Oct 2017

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF (S)-LACTIC ACID PRODUCING THERMOPHILIC BACTERIA - USPTO

A genetically engineered thermophilic bacterial cell that is facultative anaerobic and (S)-lactic producing including inactivation or deletion of the endogenous methylglyoxal synthase gene mgsA.

Oct 2017

Methods of Reducing Blood Lactate Concentration - USPTO

The present invention is directed to methods for reducing blood lactate concentration during exercise, physical activity or athletic performance.

Oct 2017

PREPARATION OF LACTIC ACID AND/OR A LACTATE SALT FROM LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL BY SEPARATE SACCHARIFICATION AND FERMENTATION STEPS - USPTO

A process for preparing lactic acid and/or a lactate salt via the fermentation of carbohydrates obtained from lignocellulosic material. In particular the process includes: a) treating a lignocellulosic material with an alkaline agent including a caus...

Oct 2017

MICRONIZED HYDROPHILIC CROSS-LINKED BIOPOLYMER SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - USPTO

Disclosed are micronized hydrophilic systems of highly concentrated, cross-linked biopolymers. The system is created by combining a biopolymer with a cross-linking agent under mechanical kneading and allowing the biopolymer to undergo a cross-linking...

Oct 2017

BIOBASED HYDROXYL OR CARBOXYL POLYESTER RESINS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a linear or branched structured hydroxylated or carboxylated polyester resin that is free of unsaturated fatty acids, that is made from an acid component and an alcohol component, said acid component comprising at lea...

Oct 2017

USE OF NITROGEN-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AS PLASTICIZERS FOR PEPTIDE-BASED BIOPOLYMERS AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

A novel method of reducing the melting point of a peptide-based biopolymer using a nitrogen-containing compound as a plasticizer is provided. The peptide-based biopolymer can be keratin or silk. The nitrogen-containing compound can be one or more ami...

Oct 2017

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE POWDER - EPO

Provided are HPMCAS powder having high solubility when dissolved in a solvent and being capable of suppressing generation of undissolved materials; and a method for producing the powder. More specifically, provided is hypromellose acetate succinate p...

Oct 2017

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGNIN DEGRADATION PRODUCT - USPTO

Provided is a method for producing a lignin degradation product that includes (1) a degradation step of degrading a raw material containing a plant biomass, in a mixed solvent of water and an aliphatic alcohol having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, which ...

Oct 2017

LOW Tg LIGNIN - USPTO

Lignin has a weight average molecular weight of at least 6,000 daltons and comprising (a) from 2% to 10% of a low molecular component having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 300 to 1500 daltons, and (b) from 10% to 50% of a high molecul...

Oct 2017

HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE POWDER EXCELLENT IN DISSOLVED STATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND PRODUCTION METHODS FOR COMPOSITION FOR SOLID DISPERSION, COATING COMPOSITION, DRUG-CONTAINING PARTICLE, AND SOLID PREPARATION - USPTO

Provided are HPMCAS powder having high solubility when dissolved in a solvent and being capable of suppressing generation of undissolved materials; and a method for producing the powder. More specifically, provided is hypromellose acetate succinate p...

Oct 2017

Methods of Reducing Blood Lactate Concentration - USPTO

The present invention is directed to methods for reducing blood lactate concentration during exercise, physical activity or athletic performance.

Oct 2017

Process For The Production Of Dialkyl Succinate From Maleic Anyhdride - USPTO

In a process for the production of dialkyl succinate from a feedstock comprising maleic anhydride, feed in the liquid phase is provided to a reactor operated at a temperature of at least about 150° C. The feed is contacted with hydrogen at a pressure...

Oct 2017

BIOCOMPOSITE ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT INTRODUCER ASSEMBLY - USPTO

An introducer assembly for introducing an orthopedic implant into a subject comprising: an introducer and the implant, wherein the implant comprises a biocomposite material; wherein the introducer initiates a cavity for the implant, wherein the assem...

Sep 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA-CONTAINING COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present invention provides compositions incorporating lactic acid bacteria or bifidobacteria with components that act to enhance the function of lactic acid bacteria or bifidobacteria. The present invention relates to a composition containing at ...

Sep 2017

PROCESS FOR ENHANCING THE VIABLE COUNTS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AND USEFUL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF - USPTO

Disclosed herein is (i) a method related to the growth promotional activity of plant based fibres on Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856; (ii) the combination of plant based fibres and Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 to inhibit Gram Negative pathogenic bacteri...

Sep 2017

METHODS OF PRODUCING LIGNIN PEROXIDASE AND ITS USE IN SKIN AND HAIR LIGHTENING - USPTO

Methods of producing lignin peroxidase are provided. Also provided are methods and cosmetic compositions suitable for skin and hair lightening as well as kits and an article-of manufacturing including active ingredients for skin and hair lightening.

Sep 2017

LIGNIN PROCESSING - USPTO

A method of depolymerising a lignin includes oxidising the lignin to provide an oxidised lignin wherein benzylic —OH of β-O-4 linkages have been converted to carbonyl. The oxidised lignin is depolymerised with a metal selected from the group consisti...

Sep 2017

GENETICALLY MODIFIED (R)-LACTIC ACID PRODUCING THERMOPHILIC BACTERIA - USPTO

The invention relates to a genetically engineered thermophilic bacterial cell that is facultative anaerobic comprising: a) inactivation or deletion of the endogenous (S)-lactate dehydrogenase gene; b) introduction of a (R)-lactate dehydrogenase gene;...

Sep 2017

Methods of Making and Using Bioadhesive Compositions - USPTO

In one aspect, methods of making a composition are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of making a composition comprises providing a polycarboxylic acid; providing an alcohol; combining the polycarboxylic acid with the alcohol; adding a c...

Sep 2017

LIGNIN RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED OBJECT, AND MOLDED OBJECT - EPO

Provided is a lignin resin composition including a lignin derivative having a weight-average molecular weight of 500 or more and 4000 or less and a novolac-type phenolic resin having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 or more and 3000 or less,...

Sep 2017

BIOADHESIVE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF SYNTHESIS AND USE - USPTO

Synthesis methods for creating polymeric compounds comprising phenyl derivatives (PD), or PDp i.e., polymers modified with PD, with desired surface active effects are described. The polymer backbone of PDp has structural or performance features that ...

Sep 2017

Method for improving the water tolerance of bio-based CNF-films - USPTO

The present invention relates to a continuous roll-to-roll process for improving the water tolerance of bio-based polymers, in particular cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) films. Furthermore, the invention provides a method, which combines surface modifica...

Sep 2017

Process to Prepare a Polyester Polymer Composition Comprising a Polyester Polymer Having Furanic Units and a Polyester Polymer Composition Obtainable Thereby and the Use Thereof - USPTO

A polyester polymer composition having a polyester polymer with furanic units as well as a process to prepare this polyester polymer composition are herein described. The process includes the step of reacting a cyclic polyester oligomer in the presen...

Sep 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FERTILIZER FROM A BIOPOLYMER, AND FERTILIZER - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for producing a nitrogen-containing fertilizer from a liquid black liquor, wherein a black liquor is formed from lignocellulose-containing biomass. A majority of contained lignin constituents are decomposed into mono...

Sep 2017

DETOXIFYING PRE-TREATED LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIALS - EPO

The invention relates to a process of detoxifying pre-treated lignocellulose-containing material comprising subjecting the pre-treated lignocellulose-containing material to one or more phenolic compound oxidizing enzymes.

Sep 2017

LACTOBACILLUS RHAMNOSUS AND BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS SUBSP. LACTIS FOR USE IN PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising Lactobacillus rhamnosus, preferably strain ATCC53103, and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, preferably strain DSM 15954, for use in reducing the duration and/or severity of upper respira...

Sep 2017

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...

Sep 2017

PREPARATION AND USES OF BIO-ADHESIVES - USPTO

The present application relates generally to bio-adhesive components isolated from bio-oil prepared from animal waste, methods of preparation of the bio-adhesive components and uses thereof. Such uses include, but are not limited to, asphalt bio-bind...

Sep 2017

SEGMENTED, SEMICRYSTALLINE POLY(LACTIDE-CO-EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE) ABSORBABLE COPOLYMERS - EPO

Novel semi-crystalline, segmented copolymers of lactide and epsilon-caprolactone exhibiting long term absorption characteristics are disclosed. The novel polymer compositions are useful for long term absorbable meshes, surgical sutures, especially mo...

Sep 2017

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

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...

Sep 2017

Bioplastic Collapsible Dispensing Tube - USPTO

A bioplastic collapsible dispensing tube may include a collapsible tube having walls that include a bioplastic material; a distal end of the tube that is sealed; a proximal end of the tube, opposite the distal end, that has an opening; a nozzle on th...

Sep 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR COMPOSITION CONTAINING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

The method for producing a vapor composition containing lactic acid of the present invention is capable of suppressing the generation of by-products such as acetaldehyde and carbon monoxide due to pyrolysis of a lactic acid species during vaporizatio...

Sep 2017

METHOD OF MAKING A POLY(L-LACTIDE) STENT WITH TUNABLE DEGRADATION RATE - USPTO

Methods of treating with a biodegradable polymeric stent made from poly(L-lactide) and a low concentration of L-lactide monomer is disclosed. The concentration of L-lactide is adjusted to provide a degradation behavior that is suitable for different ...

Sep 2017

METHOD FOR MODIFYING BIOBASED MATERIALS AND THE RESULTING COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

A method of modifying a biobased feedstock derived from agricultural resources and specifically from the non-distillate products of fermentation-derived renewable fuel and distilled spirit processes. The pyrolytic modification of biobased feedstocks ...

Sep 2017

COMPOSITION FOR IMPROVEMENT, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF CONSTIPATION COMPRISING CASSIA SEED LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FERMENTED PRODUCT AS EFFECTIVE INGREDIENT, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME - USPTO

The present invention relates to a lactic acid fermented product of cassia seeds. The fermented product of the present invention uses cassia seeds, which have long been used and have proven their safety without causing side effects. Due to this advan...

Sep 2017

LIGNIN DERIVATIVE, LIGNIN RESIN COMPOSITION, RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND MOLDING MATERIAL - USPTO

A lignin derivative that is extracted from biomass and is used for rubber reinforcement or for use in a molding material is provided. Such a lignin derivative has a number average molecular weight of 300 to 2,000, and contains a component that is sol...

Sep 2017

PROCESS FOR EXTRACTION OF BIOPLASTIC AND PRODUCTION OF MONOMERS FROM THE BIOPLASTIC - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for extraction of bioplastic from bioplastic-producing microbial cells, comprising the steps of: A. providing bioplastic producing microbial cells comprising bioplastic; B. providing bacterial cells selected...

Sep 2017

NON-REACTIVE HOT-MELT ADHESIVE WITH LACTIDE-BASED COPOLYMER - EPO

The invention pertains to a hot-melt adhesive comprising a copolymer comprising a first block and a second block, wherein - the first block is an amorphous copolymer of lactic acid and a further polymerisable monomer and - the second block is a polyl...

Sep 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYSACCHARIDE DERIVATIVE AND LIGNIN DERIVATIVE - EPO

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...

Sep 2017

BIOPLASTIC COLLAPSIBLE DISPENSING TUBE - EPO

A bioplastic collapsible dispensing tube may include a collapsible tube having walls that include a bioplastic material; a distal end of the tube that is sealed; a proximal end of the tube, opposite the distal end, that has an opening; a nozzle on th...

Aug 2017

AQUEOUS-BASED HYDROLYTICALLY STABLE DISPERSION OF A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

Embodiments of an aqueous-based dispersion of a hydrolytically unstable polymer comprise particles of said hydrolytically unstable polymer and a stabilizing agent in water. The dispersion is substantially free of volatile organic solvents.

Aug 2017

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MULTIPLE LABELLED BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The disclosure is directed toward instrumentation/processes for generating multiple datapoints from a sample of multiple comingled labeled biopolymers. In one embodiment, it relates the description of optical approaches used to integrate the samples,...

Aug 2017

THERMOPLASTIC STARCH COMPOSITION DERIVATIVES FROM AGRICULTURAL BYPRODUCTS - USPTO

A thermoplastic starch composition acquired from compounding a mixture comprising starch-containing agricultural byproducts in 45 to 70% by weight of total composition, the agricultural byproducts having a starch content less than 50% dry weight; the...

Aug 2017

CONTINUOUS-FIBER REINFORCED BIOCOMPOSITE MEDICAL IMPLANTS - USPTO

A medical implant comprising a plurality of layers, each layer comprising a polymer and a plurality of uni-directionally aligned continuous reinforcement fibers.

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR MAKING A LIGNIN COMPONENT, A LIGNIN COMPONENT AND ITS USE AND A PRODUCT - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for making a lignin component from lignin material by an acid treatment, the method comprising: subjecting the lignin material to at least one acid treatment stage by mixing the lignin material with an acid compositi...

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