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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):

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

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

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

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

BIOADHESIVE AND INJECTABLE HYDROGEL - USPTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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.

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...

Jul 2016

ALDEHYDE FREE THERMOSET BIORESINS AND BIOCOMPOSITES - USPTO

Aldehyde-free bio-based resin and composite materials include flexible or rigid thermoset resins of epoxidized oils derived from unsaturated oils which are cured with crosslinking carboxylic acids, natural food acids, anhydrides and acid anhydrides, ...

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...

Jul 2016

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...

Jul 2016

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER AND TISSUE COMBINATIONS - USPTO

A biodegradable bioprosthesis can include a biodegradable tissue and a biodegradable polymer combined with the biodegradable tissue. The biodegradable tissue can be non-crosslinked tissue, EDC crosslinked tissue or tissue crosslinked using biodegrada...

Jul 2016

Biopolymer System for Tissue Sealing - USPTO

A tissue sealant for use in surgical and medical procedures for sealing the tissues of a living mammal is provided. The tissue sealant comprises a hydrogel which is formed by gelation of a premix disposed on the tissue to be sealed. The premix compri...

Jul 2016

CLONIDINE AND GABA COMPOUNDS IN A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER CARRIER - USPTO

Effective treatments of pain for extended periods of time are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of clonidine and a gamma-aminobutyric acid compound at or near a target site, one can relieve pain caused by diverse sources, in...

Jul 2016

ANTISTATIC THERMOPLASTIC STARCH ALLOYS - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of an alloy of thermoplastic starch and a hydrophilic thermoplastic elastomer as an anti-static additive. The additive improves the anti-static properties of a polymer matrix.

Jul 2016

NOVEL STRAIN OF BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS SUBSP. LACTIS CECT 8145 AND USE THEREOF FOR THE TREATMENT AND/OR PREVENTION OF EXCESS WEIGHT AND OBESITY AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES - EPO

The invention is applicable within the food and pharmaceutical industry. More specifically, it relates to a novel strain of the species Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis CECT 8145, the cell components, metabolites and secreted molecules thereof,...

Jul 2016

METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTIC ACID AND POLYLACTIC ACID - USPTO

A method of producing lactic acid includes filtering a lactic acid-containing aqueous solution through a nanofiltration membrane to recover an aqueous lactic acid solution from the permeate side (Step A); distilling the aqueous lactic acid solution t...

Jul 2016

FOAMABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, PROCESS FOR PREPARING PARTICULATE POLYLACTIC ACID AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING FOAM SHEET - USPTO

Disclosed herein is a foamable resin composition for a foam sheet including polylactic acid resin particles, each of the particles having a particle size of about 1 μm to about 100 μm. A process for preparing a particulate polylactic acid resin inclu...

Jul 2016

ANTIBODY TITER-INCREASING AGENT USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The present invention addresses the problem of providing an antibody titer-increasing agent, such as an adjuvant, capable of sustaining an effect achieved by, for example, vaccination, which is an antibody titer-increasing agent such as an adjuvant t...

Jul 2016

NANOFLUIDIC CHANNELS WITH GRADUAL DEPTH CHANGE FOR REDUCING ENTROPIC BARRIER OF BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

A device for passing a biopolymer molecule includes a nanochannel formed between a surface relief structure, a patterned layer forming sidewalls of the nanochannel and a sealing layer formed over the patterned layer to encapsulate the nanochannel. Th...

Jul 2016

Use of Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors for Controlling Sclerotinia ssp. - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors, especially of fluopyram, for controlling Sclerotinia ssp., to a method for treating plants or plant parts for controlling Sclerotinia ssp. and to a method for treating seed for c...

Jul 2016

HIGH RECYCLE CONTENT POLYOLS FROM THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS AND LIGNIN OR TANNIN - USPTO

Polyester polyols, processes for making them, and applications for the polyols are disclosed. In some aspects, the polyols comprise recurring units from a thermoplastic polyester or an aromatic polyacid source, a glycol, and a lignin, tannin, or mixt...

Jul 2016

EXTRUDABLE POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MAKINGMOLDED ARTICLES UTILIZING THE SAME - USPTO

An extrudable PLA composition comprising polylactic acid and a bicomponent fiber comprising a low melt temperature component and a high melt temperature component.

Jul 2016

PE-PLA COMPOSITIONS FOR CAPS AND CLOSURES - USPTO

A cap or closure may be made of a high density polyethylene and polylactic acid composition. The cap or closure may be made by injection moulding or compression moulding. The cap or closure may be a screw-on cap for carbonated or still drinks.

Jul 2016

A COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIGNIN AND EPOXY COMPOUND FOR COATING AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition for coating, in particular a composition comprising lignin and one or more epoxy-group containing compounds, and methods for the manufacturing thereof and uses thereof. The present invention also relates...

Jul 2016

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING LIGNIN - USPTO

The invention provides a method and a system for separating lignin from a lignin containing liquid medium, such as pulp mill black liquor, and treating the separated lignin. The method comprises at least the following steps: a) a precipitation stage ...

Jul 2016

Diesel-soluble lignin oils and methods of their production - EPO

Comparatively impure lignin-rich solid residual from hydrothermally pretreated lignocellulosic biomass that has been subjected to cellulase enzyme hydrolysis can be directly converted to substantially diesel-soluble lignin oil without requirement for...

Jul 2016

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING LIGNIN FROM BLACK LIQUOR AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREBY - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for extracting undissolved carbonized lignin from black liquor and products produced thereby. The invention further relates to the solid carbon thus extracted and the carbonized black liquor separated from said solid...

Jul 2016

COSMETIC ANTIPERSPIRANTS WITH LACTATES - USPTO

The present invention relates to a cosmetic antiperspirant composition comprising a) at least one substance selected from the group consisting of cosmetic oils which are liquid at 20° C. and 1013 hPa, odorants and waxes, b) at least one antiperspiran...

Jul 2016

DISPERSANTS HAVING BIOBASED COMPOUNDS - USPTO

The present disclosure is directed to compositions having lecithin and an organic acid and related methods. The disclosed compositions may also include one or more co-surfactants such as anionic surfactants and/or non-ionic surfactants, and may be us...

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