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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

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

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...

Jan 2018

SYSTEM FOR HOMOGENIZATION OF DRUG IN BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER: SMART POLYMERIC SYSTEM - EPO

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...

Jan 2018

METHOD FOR SOIL REINFORCEMENT USING FINE MATERIAL AND NATURAL FIBERS - EPO

Method for soil reinforcement using fine material and natural fibers. A method for soil mixture reinforcement for growing grass for sport applications, the soil mixture comprising soil, fine material and natural fibers, comprising the following steps...

Jan 2018

ARTIFICIAL TURF INFILL WITH COATED NATURAL FIBER - EPO

The invention provides for a method of manufacturing artificial turf infill (202, 202', 202"). The method comprises providing (800) a base composition comprising a natural fiber (500), a at least one first type of of pigment, and a fluid binding agen...

Jan 2018

BIOCARBON AND NYLON BASED HYBRID CARBONACEOUS BIOCOMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MAKING THOSE AND USING THEREOF - USPTO

A polymer blend comprising polyamide, polypropylene (PP) and at least one of poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and a multi-phase compatibilizer comprising PA11-co-PP-maleic anhydride (MA). The polymer blend can be reinforced with hybrid fillers including bioc...

Jan 2018

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYSACCHARIDE DERIVATIVE AND LIGNIN DERIVATIVE - USPTO

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...

Jan 2018

METHODS OF PRODUCING STABLE LIGNIN PHENOLIC OIL - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method of producing a stable lignin phenolic oil, where the method comprises providing a lignin; pre-treating the lignin with a base solution, where the base solution has a pH of 8 or above; and hydrogenating the pr...

Jan 2018

METHODS FOR MITIGATING THE INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF LIGNIN AND SOLUBLE PHENOLICS FOR ENZYMATIC CONVERSION OF CELLULOSE - USPTO

Disclosed herein are methods for improving ethanol production from biomass sources by blocking cellulose from binding to lignin.

Jan 2018

BIO-BASED AND HYDROPHILIC POLYURETHANE PREPOLYMER AND FOAM MADE THEREFROM - USPTO

A bio-based polyurethane foam manufactured by a process that involves cleaning a bio-based polyoxyalkylene glycol polyol by a method comprising the steps of adding an adsorbent to the bio-based polyoxyalkylene glycol polyol to create a mixture in the...

Jan 2018

PACKAGE WRAPPING INCLUDING PLA FILM WITH MOISTURE BARRIER BY ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION - USPTO

Provided herein is a moisture barrier film for packaging, such as tobacco or cigarette packaging. The film comprises polylactic acid (“PLA”) that is both biodegradable and transparent. The film includes multiple layers of PLA, with a base layer havin...

Jan 2018

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITOR AND ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUG CONTAINING THE SAME - USPTO

The invention provides a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor that makes it possible to suppress refractory epilepsy in which conventional antiepileptic drugs are ineffective, and an antiepileptic drug containing said inhibitor. The lactate dehydrogenase ...

Jan 2018

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

The present invention relates to: a composition for preventing, ameliorating, or treating inflammatory diseases, the composition comprising, as active ingredients, lactic acid bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles isolated from culture fluid of lac...

Jan 2018

BIO-BASED DEGRADABLE KNITTED FABRIC WITH ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT - USPTO

A biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric, a cross section of the knitted fabric includes a front side of cross section made of wool short fiber yarns, an intermediate connection layer of cross section capable of transferring moisture and a rear s...

Jan 2018

Poly(Acrylic Acid) From Bio-Based Acrylic Acid And Its Derivatives - USPTO

Bio-based glacial acrylic acid, produced from hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof and having impurities of hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof, is polymerized to poly...

Jan 2018

Lactic-Acid-Bacteria-Containing Composition, Oral Pharmaceutical Composition for Treating HPV Infection and/or HPV-Associated Tumors, and Mucosal Immunity-Inducing Agent - USPTO

A lactic acid bacterium-containing composition including a lactic acid bacterium having a human papillomavirus (HPV) E7 protein-derived polypeptide on a surface thereof, wherein the HPV E7 protein-derived polypeptide is included in an amount of 0.03 ...

Jan 2018

SURFACE-MODIFIED BIOFIBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND DISPERSION LIQUID AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SURFACE-MODIFIED BIOFIBER - EPO

A method for producing surface-modified biofibers comprises: a first polymerization step of obtaining a hydrophilic block (A) made of a first polymer and arranged on surfaces of biofibers by conducting a living radical polymerization of a first monom...

Jan 2018

LOW COST LIGNIN-BASED ADSORPTION MATERIALS FOR WATER TREATMENT - EPO

Lignin-based adsorption materials for treatment of contaminated fluids, wherein the lignin adsorption material is a high molecular weight, crosslinked lignin residue (A), resulting from a steam pre-treatment process of a lignocellulosic residue follo...

Jan 2018

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING CASTOR OIL AND MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDE - EPO

The present invention relates to a sterile ophthalmic composition comprising castor oil and a medium chain triglyceride, to its use in medicine, in particular for the treatment and/or prevention of an ocular disease selected from the group consisting...

Jan 2018

SOLID WASTE PROCESSING WITH DIVERSION OF CELLULOSIC WASTE - USPTO

Waste, such as municipal solid waste (MSF), is separated into a wet fraction and rejects. For example, the waste may be separated in a press. A cellulosic fraction is separated from the rejects. In a wet method the rejects are treated in a pulper to ...

Jan 2018

Starch Foams Using Specialized Lignin - USPTO

This application provides a method of using a highly clarified and clean lignin, derived from a specific biorefinery process to make a starch foam and products of the same. The lignin can be used as a low cost filler substitute for starch and other s...

Jan 2018

Processed Oilseed Flax Fiber For Use In Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method and system for the production of fibers for use in biocomposites is provided that includes the ability to use both retted and unretted straw, that keeps the molecular structure of the fibers intact by subjecting the fibers to minimal stress,...

Jan 2018

DIESEL-SOLUBLE LIGNIN OILS AND METHODS OF THEIR PRODUCTION - USPTO

Solvent consumption in supercritical ethanol, propanol or butanol treatment of either refined pre-extracted lignin or comparatively impure lignin-rich solid residual from hydrothermally pretreated lignocellulosic biomass can be minimized by conductin...

Jan 2018

Bioplastic Composition Comprising Wheat Bran and Bioplastic Film Using the Same - USPTO

The present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran that is a food byproduct and a bioplastic pellet/film using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bioplastic composition comprising wheat bran a...

Jan 2018

Apparatus For Processing Oilseed Flax Fiber For Use In Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method and system for the production of fibers for use in biocomposites is provided that includes the ability to use both retted and unretted straw, that keeps the molecular structure of the fibers intact by subjecting the fibers to minimal stress,...

Jan 2018

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRE-IMPREGNATED DECORATIVE BASE PAPER COMPRISING BIOPOLYMER NANOPARTICLES - USPTO

A pre-impregnated decorative base paper for decorative coating materials, comprising biopolymer nanoparticles.

Jan 2018

FOOD PACKAGING FILMS FROM LIGNIN AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

Provided herein are materials comprising a crosslinked polymer and a hydrophobic starch, wherein the crosslinked polymer comprises a first polymer and a second polymer and the first polymer comprises a lignin polymer or a salt thereof, and methods of...

Dec 2017

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF AROMATICS VIA PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN-COMPRISING MATERIAL - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for the conversion of a feedstock comprising a lignin-comprising material, comprising the steps (a) to (c): (a) charging the feedstock to a fluidized bed reactor;(b) pyrolyzing at least part of the feedstock in the...

Dec 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID-CONTAINING AQUEOUS DISPERSION - USPTO

Provided is a polylactic-acid-containing aqueous dispersion capable of forming a transparent film at room temperature. A polylactic-acid-containing aqueous dispersion contains (1) polylactic acid; (2) at least one plasticizer selected from the group ...

Dec 2017

BIO-BASED CONFORMAL COATING FOR SULFUR SEQUESTRATION USING POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES - USPTO

Embodiments described herein provide methods of processing an electronic component, comprising mixing a bio-based polymer having sulfur-reactive substituents with a sulfurization catalyst and a solvent to form a coating material; applying the coating...

Dec 2017

BIO-BASED AROMATIC DIISOCYANATES FOR PREPARATION OF POLYURETHANES - USPTO

The present invention provides bio-based aromatic diisocyanate of formula (I). [Formula should be inserted here] wherein X is OCH3, Y is selected from —H or OCH3, and m=0-12. The present invention further provides a method for preparation of aromatic...

Dec 2017

METHODS OF PRODUCING 7-CARBON CHEMICALS VIA PYRUVATE AND SUCCINATE SEMIALDEHYDE ALDOL CONDENSATION - USPTO

This document describes biochemical pathways for producing one or more of pimelic acid, 7-aminoheptanoic acid, 7-hydroxyheptanoic acid, heptamethylenediamine and 1,7-heptanediol by forming one or two terminal functional groups, comprised of carboxyl,...

Dec 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA CAPABLE OF PREVENTING AND/OR TREATING SENESCENCE AND DEMENTIA - USPTO

The present invention provides a novel lactic acid bacterium having antioxidant and anti-aging functions and a dementia alleviation effect, and more specifically, provides Lactobacillus pentosus var. plantarum C29 KCCM11291P and Lactobacillus curvatu...

Dec 2017

FLAME RETARDANT POLYBUTYLENE SUCCINATE COMPOUND - USPTO

Flame retardant polybutylene succinate (PBS) compounds using a non-halogenated intumescent flame retardant system are disclosed.

Dec 2017

PRODUCTION OF A YEAST-FREE, HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE PIZZA BY USING A DOUGH CONTAINING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

A yeast-free, highly digestible pizza and a method for the production of said yeast-free pizza by using a dough containing selected lactic acid bacteria are described. The use of one or more strains of lactic acid bacteria for leavening a dough compr...

Dec 2017

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

The invention provides a class of polymeric materials being ABA tri-block or AB di-block, comprised of biodegradable segments and poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) segment and uses thereof.

Dec 2017

METHOD OF TREATING CELLULOSE CONTAINING WASTE WATER SLUDGE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF LINERBOARD AND CELLULOSIC ETHANOL PRODUCTION - USPTO

The current process relates to the treatment of a primary sludge that is produced from waste water treatment facilities such as a pulp mill or a pulp and paper mills. It further relates to a process of using the primary sludge in the production of ce...

Dec 2017

Methods for Lending Biodegradability to Non-Biodegradable Plastic Materials - USPTO

Described herein are methods for rendering biodegradable a plastic material that is not itself biodegradable, by blending the plastic material with a carbohydrate-based polymeric material that is formed from one or more starches, and a plasticizer (e...

Dec 2017

Purification Of Bio Based Acrylic Acid To Crude And Glacial Acrylic Acid - USPTO

Processes for the purification of bio-based acrylic acid to crude and glacial acrylic acid are provided. The bio-based acrylic acid is produced from hydroxypropionic acid, hydroxypropionic acid derivatives, or mixtures thereof. The purification inclu...

Dec 2017

NATURAL LACTIC ACID BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM KOREAN TRADITIONAL NURUK TO BE USED FOR BAKERY - USPTO

Provided is Lactobacillus brevis SPC-SNU 70-2 (KCTC 12777BP) which is novel natural Korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Korean nuruk.

Dec 2017

METHOD FOR ENHANCING UNIFORMITY OF CRYSTALLIZED SUCCINIC ACID AND PURIFIED SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCED BY THE SAME - USPTO

A method for crystallizing succinic acid includes agitating a succinic acid reaction solution with a jet-flow agitator that is rotated at low speed and has a low volume power density; compared with the conventional agitators, the jet-flow agitator he...

Dec 2017

METHODS FOR CONVERTING CELLULOSE TO FURANIC PRODUCTS - USPTO

The present invention relates to systems, methods, and processes for the production of conversion products such as furanic products from biomass such as lignocellulosic materials.

Dec 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SINGLE OR MULTI-LAYERED LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS BY HARDENING IN A HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRIC FIELD - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the batchwise or continuous, preferably continuous production of single-layer lignocellulose-based boards or of multilayer lignocellulose-based boards with a core and with at least one upper and one lowe...

Dec 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITIONS WITH ACCELERATED DEGRADATION RATE AND INCREASED HEAT STABILITY - USPTO

The disclosure relates to polylactic acid compositions comprising a degradation additive and a thermal stability additive. The polylactic acid compositions have increased rates of degradation when compared to polylactic acid composition without the d...

Dec 2017

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING CANCER, CONTAINING LACTATE METAL SALT - USPTO

The present invention relates to: a pharmaceutical composition for treating cancer containing, as an active ingredient, a metal lactate salt, which can be dissociated, in cancer cells, into lactate capable of effectively inhibiting actions such as pr...

Dec 2017

METHOD FOR RECOVERING SUCCINIC ACID CRYSTALS USING SURFACTANTS DURING CRYSTALLISATION, AND RESULTING CRYSTALS - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for producing succinic acid crystals, comprising double crystallisation and the use of at least one surfactant during the first crystallisation step. The invention also relates to the succinic acid crystals obtained ...

Dec 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MULTI-LAYERED LIGNOCELLULOSE MATERIALS HAVING A CORE WITH SPECIAL PROPERTIES AND AT LEAST ONE UPPER AND ONE LOWER COVER LAYER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a process for the batchwise or continuous, preferably continuous production of multilayer lignocellulose materials with a core and with at least one upper and one lower outer layer, comprising the following steps: a) ...

Dec 2017

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITOR AND ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUG CONTAINING SAME - EPO

The invention provides a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor that makes it possible to suppress refractory epilepsy in which conventional antiepileptic drugs are ineffective, and an antiepileptic drug containing said inhibitor. The lactate dehydrogenase ...

Dec 2017

TRANSFORMANT AND ITS PRODUCTION PROCESS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - USPTO

Provided is a transformant which can produce lactic acid with a high productivity without requiring neutralization with an alkali and is excellent in both of lactic acid production capability and growth ability and its production process, and a metho...

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