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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Method For The Dehydration Of Lactate Salt To Acrylic Acid Or Acrylic Salt - USPTO

Methods for catalytically dehydrating lactate salt to acrylic acid, acrylate salt, or mixtures thereof with high yield and selectivity and without significant conversion to undesired side products, such as, acetaldehyde, propionic acid, and acetic ac...

Sep 2016

Bi-Component Catalyst And Method For Dehydrating Lactic Acid To Acrylic Acid - USPTO

Bicomponent catalysts and methods for making bio-based acrylic acid, acrylic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof from lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof are provided.

Sep 2016

BIOADHESIVE POLYMER-BASED CONTROLLED-RELEASE SYSTEMS, PRODUCTION PROCESS AND CLINICAL USES THEREOF - USPTO

The invention relates to release systems based on bioadhesive polymers, their manufacturing process and to their uses in the medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical fields. In particular, these release systems are provided ...

Sep 2016

Process for the Preparation of Succinic Acid Ester - USPTO

A process for the production of dialkyl succinate from a bio-succinic acid feedstock commencing by feeding bio-succinic acid to a reaction distillation column to enable esterification of the succinic acid. The feedstock is passed co-currently with up...

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...

Sep 2016

MULTIFUNCTIONAL BIOCOMPOSITE ADDITIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - USPTO

Biocomposite compositions and compositions, which include dried distillers solubles, and which can be used in making biocomposite compositions are described. Methods for preparing the compositions are also described.

Sep 2016

PRINTING INK WITH NITRATED LIGNIN ESTER AS BINDER COMPONENT - USPTO

A printing ink or overprint varnish which comprises a nitrated lignin ester as at least one binder component, to a process for preparing the printing ink or overprint varnish, as well as to the use of a nitrated lignin ester as a binder component in ...

Sep 2016

MULTIFUNCTIONAL BIOCOMPOSITE ADDITIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - USPTO

Biocomposite compositions and compositions, which include dried distillers solubles, and which can be used in making biocomposite compositions are described. Methods for preparing the compositions are also described.

Sep 2016

DRUG DELIVERY SCAFFOLD OR STENT WITH A NOVOLIMUS AND LACTIDE BASED COATING SUCH THAT NOVOLIMUS HAS A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF BONDING TO THE COATING - USPTO

Disclosed herein are drug delivery medical devices. A polymer coating for a medical device is provided which comprises a minimum amount of a drug bonded to the polymer in the coating.

Sep 2016

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE DETECTOR - USPTO

A lactate dehydrogenase detector, which is used to detect a content of lactate dehydrogenase in a biological sample, comprises a substrate, an electrode assembly, a hydrophobic insulation layer, a cover and a reagent-containing membrane. The electrod...

Sep 2016

Biopolymer Drug Loading Method - USPTO

A method of producing a drug-loaded Poly (Glycerol Sebacate) (PGS) comprising providing PGS; dissolving at least one drug in a solvent; incubating the PGS in the solvent; and evaporating the solvent.

Sep 2016

SUSTAINED RELEASE OF NUTRIENTS USING SOLIDS FROM LIGNOCELLULOSE FERMENTATION - USPTO

Disclosed herein are a composition, process and method to provide sustained release of nutrients to plants. Filter cake, which is a co-product of a lignocellulosic biomass fermentation process, is included in a matrix to prevent leaching of plant nut...

Sep 2016

CONTINUOUS LIGNIN CONVERSION PROCESS - USPTO

This specification discloses an operational continuous process to convert lignin as found in ligno-cellulosic biomass before or after converting at least some of the carbohydrates. The process comprises thermally treating the ligno-cellulosic biomass...

Sep 2016

Process for Solid-state Cultivation of Mycelium on a Lignocellulose Substrate - USPTO

In one embodiment, the process combines a fraction (up to 15%) of a lignocellulose substrate with supplemental nutritional material and hydrates the fraction to a moisture content of from 40% to 70% by weight. The hydrated substrate fraction is heat ...

Sep 2016

A METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNIN AND FOR PRODUCING A BINDER COMPOSITION - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for treating lignin, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) dissolving lignin into an aqueous composition, which contains a compound selected from the class of phenols and alkali, while keeping ...

Sep 2016

HISTO-EQUIVALENT BIOPLASTIC MATERIAL - USPTO

The invention relates to medicine and specifically to combustiology, to surgery, and to cosmetology and can be used as a bioplastic material for replacing defects in epithelial tissues (protecting against evaporation and infection) and for stimulatin...

Sep 2016

Lignin-Based Waterproof Coating - USPTO

A method of forming a coating on a substrate is provided comprising forming a lignin solution by at least partially dissolving lignin in a solvent, coating the lignin solution onto the substrate and exposing the lignin coated substrate to a treatment...

Sep 2016

BIO-BASED POT AND PAN PRE-SOAK - USPTO

The present invention is a dimensionally stable solid detergent composition which can be used as a soaking composition. The composition includes a bio-based content of 58% or greater and includes an alkalinity source, a metal protector, a surfactant ...

Sep 2016

COMPOSITIONS OF PHENOLIC BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

Compositions comprising phenolic biopolymers and a liquid medium comprising a halogenated polyol as well as their preparation and their use in the manufacture of polyurethane foams and premixes are disclosed.

Sep 2016

BIOBASED MEMBRANE - USPTO

A composition for forming a bio-compatible membrane applicable to building material, such as concrete, cement, etc., to a method of applying said composition for forming a biocompatible membrane, a biocompatible membrane, use of said membrane for var...

Sep 2016

METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MATERIAL FROM CELLULOSE PLANT WASTES - USPTO

Methods for the production of a biodegradable plastics material obtained from plant waste materials are provided which include the steps of dissolving plant waste material in an anhydrous solvent which includes anhydrous trifluoroacetic acid in order...

Sep 2016

Modified plants and methods for producing modified lignin by modulating expression of acyltransferases - USPTO

The present invention provides for novel compositions and methods of producing modified lignin by modulating expression of acyltransferases.

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