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3381 Patent Applications

Aug 2017

BIOACTIVE BIOPOLYMER FILMS AND COATINGS - USPTO

A multi-layer bioactive and biodegradable film. The multi-layer film includes one or more bioactive compounds or microorganisms for promoting growth and health of a plant, the bioactive compounds or microorganisms contained between layers of the film...

Aug 2017

ANISOTROPIC BIOCOMPOSITE MATERIAL, MEDICAL IMPLANTS COMPRISING SAME AND METHODS OF TREATMENT THEREOF - USPTO

Reinforced biocomposite materials. According to at least some embodiments, medical implants are provided that incorporate novel structures, alignments, orientations and forms comprised of such reinforced bioabsorbable materials, as well as methods of...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR OBTAINING STABILIZED LIGNIN HAVING A DEFINED PARTICLE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION FROM A LIGNIN-CONTAINING LIQUID - USPTO

A process for recovering carbonized lignin having a defined grain size distribution from a lignin-containing liquid is provided. The lignin-containing liquid is subjected to a hydrothermal carbonization to convert the lignin into a carbonized lignin ...

Aug 2017

GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS HAVING ALTERED LIGNIN CONTENT - USPTO

The invention relates to methods for producing a plant with altered lignin content by genetically manipulating expression of a PIRIN gene. The said method comprises (a) altering expression of a gene encoding a PIRIN2 polypeptide in the plant; and/or ...

Aug 2017

THERMOPLASTIC STARCH COMPOSITION DERIVATIVES FROM AGRICULTURAL BYPRODUCTS - USPTO

A thermoplastic starch composition acquired from compounding a mixture comprising starch-containing agricultural byproducts in 45 to 70% by weight of total composition, the agricultural byproducts having a starch content less than 50% dry weight; the...

Aug 2017

AQUEOUS-BASED HYDROLYTICALLY STABLE DISPERSION OF A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER - USPTO

Embodiments of an aqueous-based dispersion of a hydrolytically unstable polymer comprise particles of said hydrolytically unstable polymer and a stabilizing agent in water. The dispersion is substantially free of volatile organic solvents.

Aug 2017

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MULTIPLE LABELLED BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The disclosure is directed toward instrumentation/processes for generating multiple datapoints from a sample of multiple comingled labeled biopolymers. In one embodiment, it relates the description of optical approaches used to integrate the samples,...

Aug 2017

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

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.

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR MAKING A LIGNIN COMPONENT, A LIGNIN COMPONENT AND ITS USE AND A PRODUCT - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for making a lignin component from lignin material by an acid treatment, the method comprising: subjecting the lignin material to at least one acid treatment stage by mixing the lignin material with an acid compositi...

Aug 2017

A METHOD FOR INCREASING THE REACTIVITY OF LIGNIN - EPO

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 30 - 70 °C, an aqueous dispersion comprising alkali and lignin, wherein...

Aug 2017

AROMATIC COMPOUNDS FROM FURANICS - EPO

Described are methods for preparing benzene carboxylic acids, esters and anhydrides from furanic compounds by reaction with a dienophile, wherein the furanic compounds are reacted with a hydrazine and/or oxime and then reacted with a dienophile.

Aug 2017

Method for the microbial production of organic acids, other molecules and bioactive substances from bioplastic materials - EPO

Method for the production of substances from bioplastic; according to the method, the material made of bioplastic is used by a fungus Rhizopus oryzae and subsequently by an entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis subsq. Kurstaki so as to ob...

Aug 2017

SOYBEAN EXTRACTS AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF WITH POLYETHOXYLATED CASTOR OIL AND OTHER ADJUVANTS FOR CONTROLING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AND FOR HEPATOPROTECTION - USPTO

Provided are compositions and methods using soy extracts and fractions thereof, optionally in combination with castor oil, for controlling blood sugar levels in a subject, treating liver damage and restoring liver function, treating, preventing, amel...

Aug 2017

SPUNBONDED WEB COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID FIBERS - USPTO

Spunbonded electret webs comprising polylactic acid fibers, in which at least some of the polylactic acid fibers are meltspun, drawn, charged fibers that include charging additive; and, methods of making such fibers and webs.

Aug 2017

LACTIDE BLOCK COPOLYMER AND METHOD OF PREPARATION - USPTO

A method for producing a lactide block copolymer, to a lactide block copolymer and to an article including the lactide block copolymer. In particular, the instant invention relates to an improved lactide block copolymer which may be obtained by provi...

Aug 2017

REVERSIBLE IMMOBILIZATION AND/OR CONTROLLED RELASE OF NUCLEIC ACID CONTAINING NANOPARTICLES BY (BIODEGRADABLE) POLYMER COATINGS - USPTO

The present invention relates to nanoparticles comprising nucleic acids coated with a (biodegradable) polymer for reversible immobilization and/or controlled release of the nucleic acid comprising nanoparticles. Furthermore, the present invention is ...

Aug 2017

A Method for Stabilizing a Condensed Phase Composition Including a Cyclic Ester in a Process of Manufacturing a Polyester or of Lactide - USPTO

A method for stabilizing a condensed phase composition in a process of manufacturing a polyester from cyclic ester monomer comprising the steps of devolatilizing a reaction mixture, which contains i) at least one polymerizable cyclic ester, ii) at le...

Aug 2017

PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN - USPTO

One aspect of the present invention relates to a method of modifying thermoplastic properties of lignin rich biomass to reduce agglomeration during any subsequent pyrolysis. The method comprises providing a lignin rich biomass and treating the lignin...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF NOVEL BIO BASED MATERIALS - EPO

The present invention relates generally to the method for production of ligno-oligomers, oligomers an lignin at low temperatures with reduced particle size (< 1000 microns, preferably < 100 microns) and modified physical and chemical properties, suit...

Aug 2017

NOVEL LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

This invention provides lactic acid bacteria that have one or more effects selected from among fatigue-ameliorating effect, blood circulation-improving effect, stool odor-reducing effect, and growth-promoting effect and that can be used with high saf...

Aug 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING - USPTO

A polylactic acid resin composition, which comprises: a hard segment containing a polylactic acid repeat unit; and a soft segment containing a polyurethane polyol repeat unit in which polyether-based polyol repeat units are linearly connected to each...

Aug 2017

ELASTIC BIOPOLYMER AND USE AS A TISSUE ADHESIVE - USPTO

The present invention provides an improved tissue adhesive to repair defects in soft tissue. Following ASTM standard tests, crosslinked methacryloyl-substituted gelatin hydrogels of the present invention (GelSEAL) were shown to exhibit adhesive prope...

Aug 2017

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ALGAE-BASED PRODUCTS USING RECOVERED FLUE GAS HEAT - USPTO

A method for processing algae-based products using flue gas heat includes mixing flue gas with water, receiving a heated gas in a first enclosure of a heat exchanger, receiving an algal paste in a second enclosure of the heat exchanger, introducing a...

Aug 2017

POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITION AND STRETCH-MOLDED BOTTLE MOLDED USING SAME - USPTO

A polylactic acid composition including polylactic acid and an ethylene resin, characterized in that the ethylene resin is selected so that a melt flow rate ratio (RMF), defined by the following equation (1): RMF=APLA/BPE (1) where APLA represents th...

Aug 2017

EXCIPIENT COMPOUNDS FOR BIOPOLYMER FORMULATIONS - USPTO

The invention encompasses formulations and methods for the production thereof that permit the delivery of concentrated protein solutions. The inventive methods can yield a lower viscosity liquid protein formulation or a higher concentration of therap...

Aug 2017

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION IN IVERMECTIN EMULGEL FOR VETERINARY USE AS A PROMOTER SYSTEM AND BIO-ADHESIVE IN ANTIPARASITIC TREATMENT, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising: at least one antiparasitic active ingredient for providing the pharmacological therapeutic effect; an agent having bio-adhesive properties that helps to reduce the motility and reprodu...

Aug 2017

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER RECYCLING - USPTO

A biodegradable material capable of recovery and recycling by dissolution in water at a temperature 40° C. or higher, the material being insoluble in water at 25° C.; wherein the material comprises one or both of: virgin or scrap polyvinyl alcohol ma...

Aug 2017

MOLDABLE NATURAL FIBER NONWOVEN WIRE HARNESS TROUGH AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

A nonwoven trough and method of construction thereof are provided. The nonwoven trough includes at least one nonwoven wall formed from a mixture of bonded natural cellulosic fibers and thermoplastic fibers. The at least one nonwoven wall extends alon...

Aug 2017

Biopolymer Based Cationic Surfactant for Clay Stabilization and Prevention of Sludging - USPTO

Methods of stabilizing swellable clays in a subterranean formation and methods of reducing the formation of sludge in a subterranean formation using a biopolymer based cationic surfactant are described. The biopolymer based cationic surfactant in dud...

Aug 2017

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...

Aug 2017

TRANSFORMANT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID - EPO

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...

Aug 2017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGNOCELLULOSE PRETREATMENT USING A SUPER-CELLULOSE-SOLVENT AND HIGHLY VOLATILE SOLVENTS - EPO

Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and a system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hem...

Aug 2017

COMBUSTIBLE ARTICLE COMPRISING LIGNIN - EPO

It is disclosed a combustible article of manufacture comprising a treated lignin composition and a combustible support , wherein the treated lignin composition is attached to at least a portion of an external surface of the combustible support with a...

Aug 2017

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT AND A FUNGICIDE SELECTED FROM INHIBITORS OF THE SUCCINATE DEHYDROGENASE - EPO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of Bacillus subtilis AQ713 (NRRL Accession No. B-21661) and Bacillus subtilis AQ30002 (NRRL Accession No. B-50421) and ...

Aug 2017

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING GALACTOOLIGOSACCHARIDE COMPOSITIONS EMPLOYING KLUYVEROMYCES LACTIS ATCC 8585 - EPO

Provided is a method of preparing a high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition by fermentation of a low-purity galactooligosaccharide mixture with a yeast strain, Kluyveromyces lactis ATCC 8585. The high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition ...

Aug 2017

Method for Separation of Biopolymer Molecules and a Carrier for Application of this Method - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for separation of biopolymer molecules, particularly biopolymer molecules from the group consisting of mono- a multi-phosphorylated peptides, recombinant peptides/proteins with a polyhistidine tag (His-tag) or with a...

Aug 2017

Use Of Etherified Lactate Esters For Reducing The Drift During The Application Of Plant-Treatment Agents - USPTO

The invention relates to the use of one or more etherified lactate esters of formula (I) for reducing the drift during the application of plant-treatment agents, wherein R represents an unbranched or branched saturated alkyl, having 1 to 30 carbon at...

Aug 2017

FLUID COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIGNIN - USPTO

The present invention relates to a fluid composition comprising a solid fraction and a liquid organic fraction, wherein said solid fraction and said liquid fraction are present in a state of being intermixed, wherein said solid fraction comprises a l...

Aug 2017

Process For Producing Articles Formed From Polylactic Acid and Articles Made Therefrom - USPTO

PLA polymers that can be expanded into microporous articles having a node and fibril microstructure are provided. The fibrils contain PLA polymer chains oriented with the fibril axis. Additionally, the PLA polymers have an inherent viscosity greater ...

Aug 2017

DERIVATIVES OF NATIVE LIGNIN, LIGNIN-WAX COMPOSITIONS, THEIR PREPARATION, AND USES THEREOF - USPTO

A wax composition comprising a lignin derivative wherein the derivative has a total hydroxyl content of from about 0.1 mmol/g to about 7 mmol/g.

Aug 2017

BIODEGRADABLE, BIOBASED DIAPER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a disposable diaper that is biobased and/or biodegradable. The diaper is either made of wholly or partially renewable resources, at the same time can decompose in a compost site, and biodegrade in a conventional landf...

Aug 2017

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Imaging Of Lactate (LATEST) - USPTO

CEST imaging technique and MR scanning are used as an MRI method for detecting levels of lactate in vivo by exploiting the exchange of —OH protons on lactate with bulk water. In accordance with this method, one first obtains a lactate CEST MRI map of...

Aug 2017

DETOXIFYING AND RECYCLING OF WASHING SOLUTION USED IN PRETREATMENT OF LIGNOCELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIALS - USPTO

The invention relates to a process of detoxifying pretreated lignocellulose-containing material comprising washing the pretreated lignocellulose-containing material in a washing solution and treating the used washing solution to remove an enzyme inhi...

Aug 2017

BIO-BASED ACRYLIC MONOMERS AND POLYMERS THEREOF - USPTO

The invention provides a bio-based acrylic monomer, particularly a plant oil-based acrylic monomer, which is well-suited for emulsion polymerization and latex formation in aqueous medium. Polymers and copolymers formed from the bio-based acrylic mono...

Aug 2017

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

Provided are Saccharomyces cerevisiae SPC-SNU 70-1 (KCTC 12776BP) which is novel natural Korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Korean nuruk, and Lactobacillus brevis SPC-SNU 70-2 (KCTC 12777BP), Lactobacillus curvatus SPC-SNU 70-3 (KC...

Aug 2017

LOW BURST POLY-(LACTIDE/GLYCOLIDE) AND METHODS TO PRODUCE POLYMERS - EPO

A PLG copolymer material, termed a PLG(p) copolymer material, adapted for use in a controlled release formulation for a bioactive material is provided, wherein the formulation exhibits a reduced "initial burst" effect when introduced into the tissue ...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR PROCESSING BIOBASED MATERIALS AND THE RESULTING COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

A method of treating a biobased feedstock derived from agricultural resources and specifically from the non-distillate products of fermentation-derived renewable fuel and distilled spirit processes. The separation of thermally labile components from ...

Aug 2017

Highly Robust Efficient Catalyst For Selective Dehydrogenation Of Neat Glycerol To Lactic Acid - USPTO

A catalyst system includes a complex having formula I which advantageously has a sterically protecting N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) carbene-pyridine ligand to handle harsh reactions conditions than many prior art catalysts:

Aug 2017

COMPOSITION AND METHOD TO IMPROVE BLOOD LIPID PROFILES AND REDUCE LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN (LDL) PEROXIDATION IN HUMANS USING ALGAE BASED OILS AND ASTAXANTHIN - USPTO

In accordance with a non-limiting example, an algae based oil is used in place of a krill oil to treat low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation in humans by administering a therapeutic amount of a dietary supplement composition comprising an algae bas...

Aug 2017

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF LACTIC ACID - USPTO

A method for preparing a fermentation product including lactic acid, the method including: a) treating lignocellulosic material with caustic magnesium salt in the presence of water to provide treated aqueous lignocellulosic material; b) saccharifying...

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