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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...

Feb 2017

Emulsifiable Concentrate Comprising Pesticide, Alkyl Lactate, and Lactamide - USPTO

Subject matter of the present invention is an emulsifiable concentrate comprising a water-insoluble pesticide, an alkyl lactate, and a lactamide of the formula (I) as defined herein. The invention further relates to a process for the preparation of s...

Feb 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...

Feb 2017

TRANSDERMAL AND/OR TOPICAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS COMPOSED OF DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE AND PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE IN COMBINATION, OR ALONE - USPTO

Pharmaceutical compositions for simultaneous transdermal delivery of Doxylamine and Pyridoxine comprising Doxylamine or its salts, Pyridoxine or its salts or its active metabolites and a vehicle system wherein pharmaceutical compositions are liquid f...

Feb 2017

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - USPTO

Provided herein is a composition comprising a poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) substantially free of acidic impurities wherein the poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) is selected from poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid), poly(L-lactic acid), poly(D-la...

Feb 2017

Polymer Composition Comprising Poly-Lactide-Polybutadiene Based Block copolymer - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising: (a) at least one first polymer selected from the group consisting of poly-L-lactide-polybutadiene (PLLA-PB) block copolymer, poly-D-lactide-polybutadiene (PDLA-PB) block copolymer, poly-L-lac...

Feb 2017

METHOD FOR PRETREATING LIGNOCELLULOSE BY USING ACID-BASE MIXTURE CATALYST - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method for pretreating lignocellulose by using an acid-base mixture catalyst. The method pretreats lignocellulose, by using a mixture catalyst of an acid and a base, so as not to pass through additional neutralizati...

Feb 2017

BIO-BASED SUPERABSORBENTS PREPARED VIA THE MACROMONOMER APPROACH - USPTO

A novel bio-based superabsorbent polymer material based on a proteinaceous natural polymer is introduced herein. There is further disclosed a method for the manufacture of such a bio-based crosslinked superabsorbent polymer material. The method inclu...

Feb 2017

Integrated Cellulosic Ethanol Production Process - USPTO

Integrated cellulosic ethanol and corn ethanol production processes reduce the capital and operating costs of cellulosic ethanol production through high levels of integration with pre-existing corn ethanol processing equipment. The processes comprise...

Feb 2017

BINDER COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING LIGNIN DERIVATIVES - USPTO

The present disclosure provides an adhesive composition comprising derivatives of native lignin and an isocyanate-based binder such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. The present compositions may further comprise formaldehyde-based resins such as PF...

Feb 2017

CAPSULE DOSAGE FORM OF METOPROLOL SUCCINATE - USPTO

This disclosure provides an extended-release capsule dosage form of metoprolol succinate in the form of coated discrete units, wherein said capsule dosage form is bioequivalent to the marketed ToprolXL® tablet. The extended-release capsule dosage for...

Feb 2017

SYSTEM AND METHODS TO PREDICT SERUM LACTATE LEVEL - USPTO

A method to quantitatively predict a patient's serum lactate level, comprising measuring arterial blood pressure and heart rate from the patient, computing estimates of one or more cardiovascular parameters from the measured arterial blood pressure a...

Feb 2017

UPGRADING LIGNIN FROM LIGNIN-CONTAINING RESIDUES THROUGH REACTIVE EXTRACTION - USPTO

Disclosed are methods of functionalizing lignin using reactive extraction. The invention also generally relates to functionalized lignin. An exemplary method for producing functionalized lignin is disclosed, which comprises: providing a residue compr...

Feb 2017

MUTANT E. COLI STRAIN WITH INCREASED SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCTION - EPO

The invention relates to a mutant strain of bacteria, which either lacks or contains mutant genes for several key metabolic enzymes, and which produces high amounts of succinic acid under anaerobic conditions.

Feb 2017

QUANTIFICATION METHOD OF MESO-LACTIDE IN A LACTIDE-CONTAINING COMPOSITION - EPO

The invention relates to a method for quantification of the amount of meso-lactide in a composition containing at least one other lactide stereoisomer with respect to the total amount of lactide stereoisomers in the composition. In accordance with th...

Feb 2017

BIO-BASED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE PACKAGING AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF - EPO

This invention relates to a method of making a bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container comprising: (a) forming monoethylene glycol (MEG) from at least one bio-based material; (b) melt polymerizing the MEG with terephthalic acid (TA) to f...

Feb 2017

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

A new Lactobacillus mali that can be used for preventing or treating a metabolic syndrome is provided. A method for preventing or treating obesity, diabetes or a complication of diabetes by using the Lactobacillus mali is also provided.

Feb 2017

BIO-BASED HOT MELT ADHESIVES - USPTO

A hot melt adhesive including a poly(lactide) homopolymer or copolymer with a molecular weight of about 1000 to about 40000 Daltons; and a plasticizer including an ester with about 50% to about 99% bio-based content; wherein the viscosity of the hot ...

Feb 2017

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A FUEL FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Processes for the production of transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock. A gaseous mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen is used to deoxygenate and hydrogenate the glycerides to produce long chain hydrocarbons. Water is also introduced into ...

Feb 2017

Composition of analgesic bioadhesive healing microspheres - USPTO

A new composition of analgesic bioadhesive healing microspheres in which each microsphere comprises at least:

Feb 2017

POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING PLLA AND PDLA - USPTO

A polymer composition is presented and described and comprises, based on the total weight of the polymer composition, the following components: a. from 15 to 70% by weight of PLLA, b. from 0.1 to 15% by weight of PDLA, c. from 5 to 40% by weight of p...

Feb 2017

PROCESS FOR IMPROVING THE CHEMICAL AND/OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF HOLLOW-STRUCTURE NATURAL FIBERS - USPTO

For improving the chemical and/or the physical properties of hollow-structure natural fibers, such as kapok fibers, the fibers are subjected to a process, which determines the internal coating and/or filling thereof, at least partly, with a substance...

Feb 2017

COMBINATION OF BETA-GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE AND POLYETHOXYLATED CASTOR OIL AND OTHER ADJUVANTS FOR CONTROLING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, IMMUNOPROTECTION AND HEPATOPROTECTION - USPTO

The disclosure relates to compositions and methods for adding beta glucosylceramide and/or Cremophor EL (CE), or an adjuvant selected from polyethylene glycol and beta cyclo dextrin or any type of beta or alpha glucosylceramide with/without CE, or CE...

Feb 2017

POLY(LACTIC ACID) MEMBRANE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE MEMBRANE - USPTO

A polylactic acid nano-fiber membrane and preparation method thereof. In particular, the membrane has PLA nanofibers with an average diameter between 50 nm and 200 nm, wherein the nanofibers contain a crystal phase with a volume fraction between 45% ...

Feb 2017

EXPANDED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN BEADS AND MOLDED ARTICLE OF EXPANDED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN BEADS - USPTO

The present invention provides expanded polylactic acid resin beads, in which each bead is composed of a core layer that is in an expanded state and contains a crystalline polylactic acid resin, and a coating layer that coats the core layer and conta...

Feb 2017

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A FUEL FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

An apparatus and a process for providing a green diesel with improved flow properties. A renewable feed comprising an oil is deoxygenated to provide an effluent. The effluent may be isomerized to improve the qualities of the effluent for use as a die...

Feb 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AS PROBIOTIC STRAINS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SAME - USPTO

Useful probiotics have been selected among lactic acid bacteria strains of the genus L. acidophilus, L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. helveticus and L. jensenii for their ability to kill urogenital and/or gastrointestinal pathogens and their ability to i...

Feb 2017

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS FROM A RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Processes for the production of linear alkylbenzenes from a renewable feedstock. Prior to converting the side chains of the glycerides and free fatty acids of the feedstock into hydrocarbons, the feedstock is separated into a stream rich in C10 and C...

Feb 2017

INHIBITION OF LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE 5 (LDH-5) BINDING, INCORPORATION, INTERNALIZATION AND/OR ENDOCYTOSIS TO IMMUNE CELLS - USPTO

Disclosed are methods of treating cancer in a subject including administering to the subject a therapeutic dose of an agent that inhibits LDH-5 binding to, incorporation, internalization and/or endocytosis into an immune cell. In some alternatives, t...

Feb 2017

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING LIGNIN DURING HYDROTHERMAL DIGESTION OF CELLULOSIC BIOMASS SOLIDS - USPTO

Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods for digesting cellulosic biomass solids may comprise: providing cellulosic biomass solids in a digestion solvent; at least partially converting the cell...

Feb 2017

WATER-BASED INKS COMPRISING LIGNIN - EPO

The present invention is related to a water-based ink composition containing an extender part and a pigment base part, characterized in that a binder in the extender part is a combination of a lignin, at least one acrylic resin and at least one co-re...

Feb 2017

METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SUCCINIC ACID SOLUTION - EPO

The invention pertains to a method for providing a succinic acid solution, comprising the steps of - providing a first magnesium succinate containing medium with a magnesium succinate concentration of 18-23 wt.% to a first acidification reactor where...

Feb 2017

EXPANDED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN BEADS AND MOLDED ARTICLE OF EXPANDED POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN BEADS - EPO

The present intention provides expanded polylactic acid resin beads, in which each bead is composed of a core layer that is in an expanded state and contains a crystalline polylactic acid resin, and a coating layer that coats the core layer and conta...

Feb 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM BELONGING TO GENUS WEISSELLA - EPO

A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide lactic acid bacteria effective for promoting health, particularly for prophylaxis or therapy of oral diseases. The inventors of the present application searched for lactic acid bacteria th...

Feb 2017

MICROORGANISM HAVING MULTIPLE GENES ENCODING PHA SYNTHASE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHA USING SAME - EPO

A PHA copolymer which is slowly crystallized is improved in crystallization speed to improve the melt workability of the PHA copolymer in working such as injection molding, film molding, blow molding, fiber spinning, extrusion foaming or bead foaming...

Jan 2017

HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGNIN-ACRYLONITRILE POLYMER BLEND MATERIALS - USPTO

A polymer blend material comprising: (i) a lignin component having a weight-average molecular weight of up to 1,000,000 g/mol; and (ii) an acrylonitrile-containing copolymer rubber component comprising acrylonitrile units in combination with diene mo...

Jan 2017

Micro-Biologically Favoring Fungus Based Organic Biocomposite Substrate Having Superior Capillary Dynamics - USPTO

A soil-less biodegradable and porous rigid foam substrate for cultivating plants that has been formed of a heterogeneous matrix of organic fibers pasteurized with organic matter and natural minerals, and then contacted with a fungus, resulting in a b...

Jan 2017

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED METHYLOTROPHS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PHA BIOPOLYMERS AND C3, C4, AND C5 BIOCHEMICALS FROM METHANOL OR METHANE AS SOLE CARBON FEEDSTOCK - USPTO

Methods and genetically engineered hosts for the production of 3-carbon, 4-carbon and 5-carbon products, polymers and copolymers in methylotrophic bacteria are described herein.

Jan 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition of a dispersion structure using, as a matrix, a lowly crystalline or amorphous polylactic acid having a crystallinity of not more than 40%, the matrix containing, as a pulverization promotor dispersed therein, an organic...

Jan 2017

USE OF CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND FURANIC MOLECULES FOR ESTERIFICATION - USPTO

A process for recovering and using an organic/carboxylic acid or furanic molecule by means of making an ester of a free carboxylic acid or furanic molecule with an alcohol in carbon dioxide (CO2) without the presence of any other acid catalyst at a r...

Jan 2017

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT EXTRACTION OF LIGNIN - USPTO

A method of extracting lignin from an aqueous composition by either treating the composition with a solvent and heat, or by acidifying the composition in order to induce phase separation.

Jan 2017

CHITOSAN AS A BIOBASED BARRIER COATING FOR FUNCTIONAL PAPERBOARD PRODUCTS - USPTO

This invention relates to the composition of a chitosan coated paper wherein the chitosan may be derived from a variety of sources. Methods of using chitosan as a surface coating or pulp additive to tune the properties of paper and paperboard product...

Jan 2017

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCCINIC ACID - EPO

The invention pertains to a method for preparing succinic acid comprising the steps of - providing an aqueous magnesium succinate solution to an acidification step, wherein the magnesium succinate solution is acidified by the addition of hydrogen chl...

Jan 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION - EPO

A polylactic acid composition of a dispersion structure using, as a matrix, a lowly crystalline or amorphous polylactic acid having a crystallinity of not more than 40%, the matrix containing, as a pulverization promotor dispersed therein, an organic...

Jan 2017

BIO-BASED SYNTHETIC FLUIDS - USPTO

A method is provided involving altering the viscosity of bio-derived paraffins to produce a paraffinic fluid, where the altering step includes chlorinating the bio-derived paraffins; the bio-derived paraffins include a hydrodeoxygenated product produ...

Jan 2017

TEXTURIZING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA STRAINS - USPTO

The present invention relates to mutants of lactic acid bacteria which are resistant towards the antibiotic D-cycloserine and/or functionally equivalent antibiotics and which were found to give an increased texture when grown in milk while maintainin...

Jan 2017

DIELECTRIC FLUID AND COOLANT MADE WITH BIOBASED BASE OIL - USPTO

A dielectric fluid and coolant for electrical apparatuses such as transformers. In one embodiment, the fluid contains more than 25% biobased base oil, such as a biobased hydrocarbon oil, which has a molecular weight greater than 300 g/mol and less th...

Jan 2017

Enhancement of Lignocellulose Saccharification Via A Low Temperature Ionic Liquid Pre-Treatment Scheme - USPTO

A method for pretreating lignocellulosic biomass having a lignin component, a hemicellulose component, and a cellulose component, for conversion to sugar is disclosed. Also disclosed is the pretreated lignocellulosic biomass resulting from the method...

Jan 2017

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM, DRUG, FOOD OR DRINK, AND FEED WHICH CONTAIN THE LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The Lactobacillus paracasei MCC1849 (NITE BP-01633) strain, which has a high IL-12 production-promoting action, is used as an ingredient of a drug, food or drink, or feed used for promotion of IL-12 production, immunostimulation, antivirus, or the li...

Jan 2017

Method Of Removing Odors From Fibrous Materials Used In Forming Biocomposite Materials - USPTO

A method to treat fibrous materials for use in the formation of a biocomposite material that significantly reduces or eliminates the odors emitted from the fibrous materials is provided. In the method, the fibers or fibrous materials are initially tr...

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