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3243 Patent Applications

Apr 2017

BIO-ADHESIVES - USPTO

Distiller's Grain (DG) based bio-adhesives consisting of DG biomass, crosslinking agents, and fillers are described as substitutes for formaldehyde based wood glue for making wood panels. Algal bio-adhesives consisting of algal biomass, crosslinking ...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID LIGNIN - EPO

Lignin-rich starting material is suspended in a first medium, which is acidic and aqueous, to form a aqueous acidic suspension, which is heated and allowed to form two continuous phases, a thermoplastic lignin phase and an aqueous phase. The thermopl...

Apr 2017

Succinate Prodrugs for Use in the Treatment of Lactic Acidosis or Drug-Induced Side-Effects Due to Complex I-Related Impairment of Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation - USPTO

The present invention relates to a succinate prodrug for use in the treatment or prevention of lactic acidosis.

Apr 2017

Bioadhesive Strip and Method of Using Same - USPTO

A bioadhesive strip includes material that is removable or dissolvable in the oral cavity and adheres to the mucosal tissue of a person's oral cavity, with preferred embodiments including a specially textured surface on at least the outer side of an ...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID LIGNIN - USPTO

Lignin-rich starting material is suspended in a first medium, which is acidic and aqueous, to form a aqueous acidic suspension, which is heated and allowed to form two continuous phases, a thermoplastic lignin phase and an aqueous phase. The thermopl...

Apr 2017

TRANSPARENT BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

The present invention is characterized by introducing isosorbide to a monomer configuration for securing the transparency of a biodegradable polymer as well as providing material having excellent heat resistance and flexibility, As a monomer, a compo...

Apr 2017

COMPOSTABLE OR BIOBASED FOAMS - USPTO

The present invention describes compostable or biobased foams that are useful for fabricating foamed articles and methods for producing the same. The foams are produced using a compound comprising a compostable or biobased polyester and a blowing age...

Apr 2017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARATION OF LACTIDE USING LACTIDE PURIFICATION PROCESS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for preparation of lactide using a lactide purification process, comprising introducing an aqueous solution comprising lactic acid into a reactor filled with a catalyst and reacting the same to ...

Apr 2017

LOW POST-ACIDIFYING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA - USPTO

The present invention relates to lactic acid bacteria that have low or reduced post-acidification properties, and to a method for providing such bacteria. Also, the invention relates to the use of such bacteria for manufacturing of fermented dairy pr...

Apr 2017

MICROORGANISM HAVING ABILITY TO PRODUCE O-SUCCINYLHOMOSERINE OR SUCCINIC ACID, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCCINIC ACID OR O-SUCCINYLHOMOSERINE BY USING SAME - EPO

Provided are a microorganism having an ability to produce O-succinylhomoserine or succinic acid, and a method of producing O-succinylhomoserine or succinic acid by using the same.

Apr 2017

THERMALLY ADHESIVE FLEXIBLE POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION - EPO

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin composition which has a low glass transition temperature, fusion temperature, and enthalpy of fusion, can be crystallized under commercially meaningful processing conditions, has good film proc...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARING BIOBASED HOMOSERINE LACTONE HYDROCHLORIDE AND BIOBASED ORGANIC ACID FROM MICROORGANISM-DERIVED O-ACYL HOMOSERINE - EPO

The present invention relates to a method of producing bio-based homoserine lactone and bio-based organic acid through hydrolysis of O-acyl homoserine produced by a microorganism in the presence of an acid catalyst. According to the present invention...

Apr 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARTION OF NOVEL MODIFIED BIO BASED MATERIALS - EPO

The present invention relates generally to the method for production of ligno-oligomers and or lignin at low temperatures with reduced particle size (< 1000 microns) and modified physical and chemical properties, suitable for further processing into ...

Mar 2017

BIOPOLYMER EXTRACTION - USPTO

In a prior art reactor set up dense aggregates of microorganisms are formed, typically in or embedded in an extracellular matrix. Such may relate to granules, to sphere like entities having a higher viscosity than water, globules, a biofilm, etc. The...

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYLACTIC ACID - EPO

Lactic acid obtained by a method for producing lactic acid, the method comprising: (A) a step of continuous fermentation wherein a fermentation culture medium of a microorganism having an ability of lactic acid fermentation is filtered through a poro...

Mar 2017

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE COMPRSING HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE AND BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

Disclosed are compositions comprising hydrocortisone acetate and a biopolymer, chitosan, in a cream base, wherein the cream base comprises a primary and a secondary emulsifier, a waxy material, a co-solvent, a preservative, an acid, a chelating agent...

Mar 2017

Method of Diversion and Zonal Isolation in a Subterranean Formation Using a Biodegradable Polymer - USPTO

Various methods for redirecting a well treatment fluid to targeted zones of a subterranean formation within a reservoir and diverting the fluid away from high permeability or undamaged zones of the formation by temporarily blocking the high permeabil...

Mar 2017

Uses Of Biobased Styrene - USPTO

Disclosed herein ARE various uses of styrene monomers derived from biobased material and containing modern carbon atoms, including in copolymers, in rubber compositions, in tire components, and to balance the viscoelastic properties of a rubber compo...

Mar 2017

Bio-Based Acrylate And Methacrylate Resins - USPTO

Methacrylate resins of at least one bio-based methacrylate monomer, where the monomer includes a rosin or isosorbide moiety obtained from natural sources, can be used in toner, carrier coating or both.

Mar 2017

ELECTRICALLY DISSIPATIVE ELASTOMER COMPOSITION COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE CARBON POWDER EMANATING FROM LIGNIN, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF - USPTO

The present invention relates to an elastic composition comprising a conductive carbon powder, a method for the manufacturing thereof and use thereof.

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA MEDIUM, METHOD FOR CULTURING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA USING SAME, AND LACTIC ACID BACTERIA POWDER USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA OBTAINED BY SAID CULTURE METHOD - EPO

The following are provided according to the present invention: a method for producing a medium that can be applied to different types of bacterial species and strains for, in particular, lactic acid bacteria culture, such medium being capable of achi...

Mar 2017

BIMODAL MOLECULAR WEIGHT COPOLYMERS OF LACTIDE AND GLYCOLIDE - USPTO

A bimodal polymer blend of first and second poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymers, wherein the molecular weight ratio of the first to the second copolymer is at least about two to one, and the blend has crystallization and hydrolysis rates greater ...

Mar 2017

HIGH CRYSTALLINE POLY(LACTIC ACID) FILAMENTS FOR MATERIAL-EXTRUSION BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - USPTO

Provided is a new and better solution to the problems associated with the premature softening of PLA filaments in the additive manufacturing of three dimensional articles. It is based upon the finding that poly (lactic acid) filaments with high cryst...

Mar 2017

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS STRAINS - USPTO

New Lactococcus lactis strains, NRRL B-50571 and NRRL B-50572, and a bacterial preparation containing the same, have the ability to produce bioactive peptides that reduce blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and present antioxidant...

Mar 2017

TOPICAL GEL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING POLY(MONOSTEAROYL GLYCEROL-CO-SUCCINATE) POLYMER AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE TOPICAL APPLICATION OF A BENEFIT AGENT - USPTO

A composition comprising: a benefit agent; at least one polymer including a poly(monostearoyl glycerol-co-succinate) polymer; at least one lower alcohol; and at least one co-solvent; and a method for enhancing topical delivery of a benefit agent are ...

Mar 2017

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS STRAINS - USPTO

New Lactococcus lactis strains, NRRL B-50571 and NRRL B-50572, and a bacterial preparation containing the same, have the ability to produce bioactive peptides that reduce blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and present antioxidant...

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...

Mar 2017

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS OF A BIOPOLYMER DERIVATIVE, A BIOPOLYMER DERIVATIVE AND ITS USE - USPTO

The invention relates to a method of synthesis of a biopolymer derivative, preferably a chitosan derivative, comprising the formation of a peptide bond. The invention also relates to the biopolymer derivative, and use of the biopolymer derivative, pr...

Mar 2017

FLUORESCENCE-BASED ANALYSIS OF BIOPOLYMERS USING NANOPORES - USPTO

Described herein are systems for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containing biopolymers based on optical measurement of ion flux through pores. Also described are methods of using such devices for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containin...

Mar 2017

Absorbent Article Having A High Content Of Bio-Based Materials - USPTO

Bio-based absorbent articles are provided. Bio-based absorbent articles include a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core sandwiched there between. The topsheet and backsheet are attached to each other along opposing surfaces to define a cavity ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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