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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Sep 2016

AQUEOUS ADHESIVE COMPOSITION WITH A BASE OF BIOSOURCED ALDEHYDE AND POLYPHENOL - USPTO

The aqueous adhesive composition comprises an unsaturated elastomer latex and a phenol/aldehyde resin based on an aldehyde of formula (I):

Sep 2016

POLYAMIDES CONTAINING THE BIO-BASED 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID - USPTO

Polyamides are made from the polycondensation of monomers including from 15 to 80 mol % of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), from 20 to 85 mol % of at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid and from 50 to 100 mol % of at least one aliphatic diamine se...

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

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

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

FRACTIONATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS FOR CELLULOSIC ETHANOL AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTION - USPTO

A process is defined for the continuous steam pretreatment and fractionation of low lignin lignocellulosic biomass to produce a concentrated cellulose solid stream that is sensitive to enzymatic hydrolysis. Valuable chemicals are recovered by fractio...

Aug 2016

Production of Fermentable Sugars and Lignin from Biomass Using Supercritical Fluids - USPTO

Methods are disclosed for the continuous treatment of biomass comprising a pretreatment step, wherein said biomass is contacted with a first supercritical, near-critical, or sub-critical fluid to form a solid matrix and a first liquid fraction; and a...

Aug 2016

Use of oxidized lignin as a dispersant - USPTO

The present invention concerns a process for oxidizing lignin at alkaline conditions. This oxidized lignin can be used as a dispersant in various end-products, for example as a renewable plasticizer in cement-containing products, such as concrete, wh...

Aug 2016

HIGH ENERGY CONTENT DENSIFIED LIGNOCELLULOSE BIOMASS - USPTO

Methods and systems for forming densified lignocellulose biomass are described. Methods can include torrefaction and densification of a lignocellulose feedstock. Temperature and pressure control and lubricant addition throughout the process can provi...

Aug 2016

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING ESTOLIDE BASE OILS AND BIOBASED COMPOUNDS THAT INCLUDE ETHYLENEOLYSIS - USPTO

Provided herein are compounds prepared from processes that include ethyleneolysis. Exemplary processes include the preparation of terminally-unsaturated fatty acid reactant by ethyleneolysis catalyzed by a cyclic alkyl amino carbene ruthenium complex...

Aug 2016

BIOADHESIVE AND INJECTABLE HYDROGEL - USPTO

The present invention provides a novel hydrogel, methods of its use, and methods for producing the hydrogel.

Aug 2016

BIOPOLYMERS HAVING COILED NANOSTRUCTURES AND PROCESSES INCORPORATING THE BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The present disclosure is generally directed to biopolymers having coiled nanostructures, methods of making those biopolymers, and applications involving those biopolymers. Biopolymers having coiled nanostructures may be produced through a biophysica...

Aug 2016

Pasty Bio-Adhesive Sustained Release Compositions - USPTO

The present invention provides pasty or liquid compositions for applications on mucous membranes of cavities easily reached by hand, having a bio-adhesive prolonged effect or release. The composition includes a polysaccharide matrix agent selected fr...

Aug 2016

HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT PHA-PRODUCING MICROBE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT PHA USING SAME - USPTO

An object of the present invention is to provide a microorganism strain that accumulates a high molecular weight PHA, and a PHA production method using the microorganism. The present invention provides a method for producing a PHA copolymer, which in...

Aug 2016

PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR LIGNIN SEPARATION IN BIOREFINERIES - USPTO

The present invention generally provides methods of improving lignin separation during biomass fractionation with an acid to release sugars and a solvent for lignin (such as ethanol). In some embodiments, a digestor is employed to fractionating a fee...

Aug 2016

A METHOD FOR INCREASING THE REACTIVITY OF LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for increasing the reactivity of lignin, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) forming, under heating at a temperature of 71-94° C., an aqueous dispersion comprising alkali and lignin, wherein ...

Aug 2016

MODIFICATION OF LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS - EPO

The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants and, more particularly, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes.The present invention also relates to a regulato...

Aug 2016

Method for manufacturing lactide - EPO

The invention pertains to a method for producing lactide comprising the steps of - providing a solution of lactic acid in a volatile organic solvent, - subjecting the solution to an evaporation step to remove volatile organic solvent and water, resul...

Aug 2016

Lignin Derivatives - USPTO

The present invention provides lignin derivatives having a certain physical and/or chemical properties. In particular, the lignin derivatives of the invention have particular NMR spectral characteristics, impurity content, average molecular weight, a...

Aug 2016

BIOPOLYMER ROLL STOCK FOR FORM- FILL- SEALED ARTICLE - USPTO

A system and method for forming a biopolymer roll stock for a biopolymer form-fill-sealed package, the biopolymer roll stock includes at least one biopolymer resin; and at least one additive, the additive including at least one impact modifier betwee...

Aug 2016

FUNCTIONAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Biodegradable polyesters are made by synthesizing copolymers derived from biodegradable hydroxyacid monomers as well as from hydroxyacid monomers containing a functional group such as an azide group, a halogen group, a thioacetate group, and the like...

Aug 2016

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

The 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, while keeping the temperature of ...

Aug 2016

METHOD AND PLANT FOR PRODUCING BIOGAS FROM LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING BIOMASS - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for producing biogas from lignocellulose-containing biomass, preferably from straw, and to a plant for carrying out said method.

Aug 2016

METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNIN-BASED MATERIAL - USPTO

A method of treating lignin-based material is provided, comprising the steps of subjecting lignin separated from lingo-cellulosic raw material to hydrothermal carbonization process at an elevated temperature, where carbonized lignin having increased ...

Aug 2016

COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING ESTERIFIED LIGNIN AND POLY (LACTIC ACID) AND CARBON FIBERS PRODUCED THEREFROM - USPTO

The present invention relates to compositions comprising esterified lignin and poly(lactic acid). In various embodiments, the present invention provides fibers comprising the esterified lignin and poly(lactic acid) blend, carbon fibers made therefrom...

Aug 2016

EXOPOLYSACCHARIDE PRODUCED BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

Provided are exopolysaccharide produced by novel lactic acid bacteria having an IgA production promoting ability, a production method of the exopolysaccharide, a composition containing the exopolysaccharide, and the like.

Aug 2016

METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNIN-BASED MATERIAL - EPO

Lignin-based material is treated by - subjecting lignin separated from lignocellulosic raw material to hydrothermal carbonization process at an elevated temperature, where carbonized lignin having increased carbon content is obtained, and - stabilizi...

Aug 2016

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...

Aug 2016

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...

Aug 2016

Lignin-Containing Polymers - USPTO

Click reactions may be used to bond polymers to lignin by taking advantage of lignin's terminal hydroxyl and thiol groups via an alkyne-azide click reaction or a thiol-alkene or thiol-alkyne click reaction. By selecting functional polymers, these met...

Aug 2016

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIBROUS PARTICLES OF POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, COLLOID COMPOSITION FOR FORMING FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FOAM SHEET - USPTO

The present invention relates to a colloid composition for forming a foam sheet including: polylactic acid resin particles having an average diameter of 1 μm to 100 μm obtained by pulverizing fibrous particles of a polylactic acid resin.

Jul 2016

LACTIDE-BASED ACRYLATE POLYMERS - USPTO

In an example, a polyacrylate is disclosed. The polyacrylate includes a ring-closed portion and a ring-opened portion. The ring-closed portion includes a set of pendant lactide groups. The ring-opened portion includes a set of pendant (O—X) groups, w...

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