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3115 Patent Applications

Dec 2016

A CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a chromatography system (20) wherein the chromatography system comprises an eluting system (10) and a capturing system (11) consisting of at least two chromatography units (2,3) operated alone or in series and a captu...

Dec 2016

A BIOREACTOR ARRANGEMENT AND CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AND CAPTURING A BIOPOLYMER - USPTO

The present invention relates to a bioreactor arrangement for producing a biopolymer expressed by a cell and a continuous process for a capturing the biopolymer employing two chromatography units operated in series or independently.

Dec 2016

LIGNOCELLULOSE BIOMASS TREATMENT DEVICE, TREATMENT METHOD, TREATED PRODUCT, AND SACCHARIFICATION METHOD - USPTO

A lignocellulosic biomass treatment device (100) includes at least one screw (110) that has spiral screw grooves (110a, 110b) formed in an outer periphery of the screw, a barrel (120) that has a spiral barrel groove (120a) formed in an inner peripher...

Dec 2016

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM ISOLATED FROM ADULTS IN LONGEVITY VILLAGE, HELPFUL FOR DEFECATION - USPTO

The invention relates to a novel strain, Lactobacillus fermentum strain, and a use thereof. Specifically, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9988, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9037, novel Lactobacillus fermentum PL9038, novel Lactobacillus fermentum ...

Dec 2016

BIOPOLYMER-BASED EMULSION LUBRICANTS FOR SYRINGE BARRELS - USPTO

A stable biopolymer-based emulsion lubricant including Agar is provided to reduce the friction between a syringe barrel plunger and the interior surface of the syringe barrel. According to exemplary embodiments the emulsion has a friction of less tha...

Dec 2016

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR PROTEASE DETECTION BASED ON ENGINEERED POLYMERS AND BIOPOLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE - USPTO

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to modular peptide-substrate protease assays, in particular low cost and reliable methodology for measurement of protease and other enzyme activity that may be detected by optical turbidimetry or visual ...

Nov 2016

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...

Nov 2016

BIO-BASED BINDERS FOR INSULATION AND NON-WOVEN MATS - USPTO

An aqueous binder composition is provided that includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent. In exemplary embodiments, the carbohydrate-based binder composition may also include a catalyst, a coupling agent, a process aid, a crosslinking density ...

Nov 2016

HIGH SOFTNESS, HIGH DURABILITY BATH TISSUE INCORPORATING HIGH LIGNIN EUCALYPTUS FIBER - USPTO

A cellulosic tissue includes cellulosic fibers that include at least one of (a) chemically pulped fibers and (b) mechanically pulped fibers. The cellulosic fibers include (i) from about 10% to about 50% by weight eucalyptus fibers, and (ii) a percent...

Nov 2016

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED YEAST CELL HAVING INCREASED NADPH PRODUCTION, METHOD OF INCREASING NADPH LEVEL IN YEAST CELL, METHOD OF PREPARING YEAST CELL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTATE USING YEAST CELL - USPTO

Provided is a genetically engineered yeast cell having increased NADPH production, a method of increasing a NADPH level in a yeast cell, a method of preparing the genetically engineered yeast cell, and a method of producing lactate using the genetica...

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIO HYDROCARBONS BY THERMALLY CRACKING A BIO-RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK CONTAINING AT LEAST 65 WT.% ISO-PARAFFINS - EPO

The present invention relates to a method of producing biohydrocarbons comprising the steps of (1) providing an isomeric raw material obtained from a bio-renewable feedstock, preferably by deoxygenation, hydrodeoxygenation, hydrotreatment or hydrocra...

Nov 2016

RANDOM AMORPHOUS TERPOLYMER CONTAINING LACTIDE AND GLYCOLIDE - EPO

The present invention provides an amorphous terpolymer for a coating on an implantable device for controlling release of drug and methods of making and using the same.

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIO HYDROCARBONS BY THERMALLY CRACKING A BIO-RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK - EPO

The present invention relates to a method for producing biohydrocarbons comprising a preparation step of preparing a hydrocarbon raw material from a bio-renewable feedstock, followed by an isomerization step to prepare an isomeric raw material and a ...

Nov 2016

ELECTROACTIVE BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

The present invention relates to electrochemically initiated bioadhesive compositions comprising biocompatible polymers containing derivatives of diazonium, arylsulfonium, or diaryliodonium in general, and to their use in tissue fixation, in particul...

Nov 2016

THERMOFORMED ARTICLE COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID WITH D-LACTIDE AND PROCESS OF MAKING THE SAME - USPTO

The invention concerns an article in a material comprising polylactic acid, said article comprising a thermoformed part. The material has L-Lactide units and D-Lactide units.

Nov 2016

CONTROLLED RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A FUMARIC ACID ESTER - EPO

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...

Nov 2016

PYRIDYLAMINOACETIC ACID COMPOUND AND POLYOXYETHYLENE CASTOR OIL-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - EPO

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a pharmaceutical composition that comprises the pyridylaminoacetic acid compound of the present invention, said pyridylaminoacetic acid compound being stable within the pharmaceutical composition; a...

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF BIOPOLYMERS - USPTO

The present invention relates to a method of preparing and separating biopolymers and biopolymer fractions useful for wastewater treatment applications from sewage sludge comprising the steps of disrupting the bacterial cell walls of bacteria present...

Nov 2016

LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM BIOMASS MATERIAL - USPTO

Lactic acid bacterial cultures, cell populations and articles of manufacture comprising same are disclosed for generating ethanol from lignocellulose.

Nov 2016

ASCORBIC ACID AND BIOPOLYMER COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

Cosmetic compositions and methods of treating aspects of the skin associated with aging and/or photo-aging are disclosed herein.

Nov 2016

DURABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAT RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE (PC) AND POLYLACTIDE (PLA) BLENDS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING THOSE - USPTO

A polycarbonate (PC) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) blend comprising (a) Bisphenol A PC, (b) PLA, (c) a chain extender, and (d) a glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) functionalized polyolefin copolymer/terpolymer and method of manufacturing the PC and PLA blend...

Nov 2016

Method for extracting lignin - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for removing lignin from lignocellulosic biomass. The method comprises feeding of lignocellulosic biomass and a first aqueous solution into a reactor vessel, the lignocellulosic biomass and the first aqueous solution...

Nov 2016

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION COMPRISING ONE OR MORE FUMARIC ACID ESTERS IN AN EROSION MATRIX - EPO

A pharmaceutical formulation comprising an erosion matrix comprising one or more fumaric acid esters as well as one or more rate-controlling agents, wherein erosion of said erosion matrix permits controlled release of said fumaric acid ester(s).

Nov 2016

METHOD FOR PREPARING HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE (HPMCAS) GRAINS HAVING CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND HPMCAS POWDER - EPO

Disclosed are a method for preparing hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) grains and HPMCAS grains. The disclosed method for preparing HPMCAS grains comprises: a step of esterifying hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), acetic anh...

Nov 2016

ARTICLE COMPRISING POLYLACTIC ACID AND A FILLER - USPTO

The invention concerns an article in a material comprising polylactic acid, said article comprising a thermoformed part. The material further comprises at least one mineral filler.

Nov 2016

PYRIDYLAMINOACETIC ACID COMPOUND AND POLYOXYETHYLENE CASTOR OIL-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION - USPTO

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a pharmaceutical composition that comprises the pyridylaminoacetic acid compound of the present invention, said pyridylaminoacetic acid compound being stable within the pharmaceutical composition; a...

Nov 2016

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS BASED ON A BIO-SOURCED POLYARYLENE ETHER SULFONE - EPO

A polymer composition comprising: (a) a polyether sulfone (PES-1) that contains at least one recurring unit (Ra) having formula (Ra-1): (b) a polyarylene ether sulfone (PAES-1) that comprises recurring units deriving from the incorporation of at lea...

Oct 2016

BIOBASED HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL OLIGOMERS AND THERMOSETS THEREFROM - USPTO

The invention relates to a polyfunctional bio-based oligomer which is the reaction product of a) at least one epoxidized sucrose fatty acid ester resin; b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated acid selected from methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, crot...

Oct 2016

BIOBASED CYCLIC CARBONATE FUNCTIONAL RESINS AND POLYURETHANE THERMOSETS THEREFROM - USPTO

The invention relates to a resin having a plurality of cyclic carbonate groups comprising the reaction product of: a) an epoxidized sucrose fatty acid ester resin, and b) carbon dioxide where a) and b) are reacted under conditions sufficient to carbo...

Oct 2016

Composition Comprising Esters Of Lignin And Organic Solvent - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising an organic solvent and lignin or lignin derivatives; wherein at least one of the hydroxyl groups of the lignin or lignin derivatives have been substituted with ester groups forming esterified ...

Oct 2016

BIO-BASED BINDER SYSTEM - USPTO

A bio-based binder system for use in preparing foundry molds. In a preferred embodiment, the system includes the use of a) a polyermizable hydroxyl-containing component comprising a saccharide, b) an isocyanate component, and c) a catalyst, and prefe...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR PREPARING HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE (HPMCAS) GRAINS HAVING CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND HPMCAS POWDER - USPTO

Disclosed are a method for preparing hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMCAS) grains and HPMCAS grains. The disclosed method for preparing HPMCAS grains comprises: a step of esterifying hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), acetic anh...

Oct 2016

SUCCINATE ESTER FOR USE AS PLASTICIZER AND BIODEGRADABLE RESINS COMPRISING THIS SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

The present invention refers to the use of bis(ethoxylated alkyl)succinate, preferably bis(butyldiglycol)succinate, as plasticizer in biodegradable resins, more in particular, in resins comprising a homo- or co-polymer of polylactic acid and/or a pol...

Oct 2016

MUTANT OF PROPIONYL-COA TRANSFERASE FROM CLOSTRIDIUM PROPIONICUM AND PREPARING METHOD FOR PLA OR PLA COPOLYMER USING THE SAME - USPTO

Provided is a mutant of propionyl-CoA transferase from Clostridium propionicum that can convert lactate into lactyl-CoA with high efficiency in a method of preparing a polylactate (PLA) or PLA copolymer using microorganisms. Unlike conventional propi...

Oct 2016

Composition Comprising Esters Of Lignin And Oil Or Fatty Acids - USPTO

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a carrier liquid and lignin or lignin derivatives solubilized in said carrier liquid; wherein at least one of the hydroxyl groups of the lignin or lignin derivatives have been substituted with...

Oct 2016

Production of Meso-Lactide, D-Lactide, and L-Lactide by Back Biting of Polylactide - USPTO

Process for increasingly producing D-Lactide and meso lactide by depolymerizing by back biting polylactide (PLA) said process which comprises: (i) Depolymerizing polylactide into its corresponding dimeric cyclic esters by heating the polylactide in t...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - USPTO

The present invention provides a method for preventing or treating a functional gastrointestinal disorder in a subject in need thereof that includes a step of administering a composition, wherein the composition includes an effective amount of Lactob...

Oct 2016

A PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINIC ACID AND SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for preparing succinic acid and succinate ester from a succinic acid salt in fermentation broth. In the first stage of this invention, renewable carbon resources are utilized to produce succinic acid through biolog...

Oct 2016

A PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINATE ESTER - USPTO

This invention relates to a process for preparing succinate ester from a succinic acid salt present in a fermentation broth. In the first stage of this invention, renewable carbon resources are utilized to produce succinic acid in the form of a succi...

Oct 2016

HEAT-TREATED FORMULATION OF BIFIDOBACTERIUM LACTIS NCC 2818 REDUCES ALLERGIC MANIFESTATIONS - USPTO

Heat treated Bifidobacterium lactis NCC 2818 reduces the symptoms of allergies in different groups of patients, such as allergies originating from food allergens in young children, or infants, and food, respiratory and cutaneous allergens in children...

Oct 2016

HIGH RESIDUAL CONTENT (HRC) KRAFT/SODA LIGNIN AS AN INGREDIENT IN WOOD ADHESIVES - USPTO

Most processes currently being proposed and/or used for the production of lignin from kraft or soda black liquors are capable of producing two main types of lignin: high residual content (HRC) lignin and low residual content (LRC) lignin. Surprisingl...

Oct 2016

Method of Cleaning with Enhanced Bacteriostatic Action Using a Composition of Alcohol and Lactate Esters - USPTO

A mixture of ethanol and lactate esters have enhanced cleaning properties for food and biological processing applications and this mixture retains bacteriostatic properties during the cleaning process as well as in the used cleaning solutions after r...

Oct 2016

USE OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR BIOPROTECTION - EPO

The present invention shows for the first time that lactic acid bacteria and/or their produced antimicrobial compounds can significantly reduce the survival of C. jejuni at low temperatures. Lactobacillus salivarius VH02 and Lactobacillus salivarius ...

Oct 2016

LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS PRODUCING TSLP OR IL-25 AND THEIR USES AS PROBIOTICS AND THERAPEUTICS - EPO

The present invention relates to recombinant Lactococcus lactis bacteria expressing and secreting TSLP or IL-25 or a combination thereof, and their use as probiotics or therapeutic agents, especially for use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases ...

Oct 2016

CONSORTIUM OF FUNGI IMMOBILISED ON A LAMINAR LIGNOCELLULOSE CARRIER FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - EPO

The invention relates to a laminar biocarrier made by weaving or interlacing yarns of lignocellulosic material, which supports and immobilizes a consortium of wood-decay fungi, in particular strains of Pleurotus ostreatus and Phanerochaete chrysospor...

Oct 2016

PROCESS FOR LIGNIN PURIFICATION AND ISOLATION - USPTO

A method for removing inorganic salts from an alcoholic basic lignin solution, comprising the steps of adding an acid to said solution whereby an alcoholic lignin solution is formed, and separating a precipitate comprising an inorganic precipitate fr...

Oct 2016

METHOD FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL ENUMERATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA IN A MIXTURE IN A FOOD PRODUCT - USPTO

The invention relates to a method for distinguishing between and enumerating strains of lactic acid bacteria or Bifidobacteria present in a food product. This method implements various agar culture media and/or selective culture conditions, combined ...

Oct 2016

QUANTIFICATION METHOD OF IMPURITIES IN LACTIDE - USPTO

A method for quantification of the amount of impurities in lactide. The method is characterized in that the quantification of the impurities is based on measurements performed on absorptions in the near Infra-Red region of the electromagnetic spectru...

Oct 2016

BLENDS OF STYRENE BUTADIENE COPOLYMERS WITH POLY(LACTIC ACID) - USPTO

The present invention relates to a polymer blend comprising 75-99.5% (w/w) of at least one polylactic acid) (PLA) and 0.5-25% (w/w) of at least one styrene butadiene copolymer containing at least 50% (w/w) styrene. The present invention further relat...

Oct 2016

USE OF A COMPOSITION COMPRISING MICROORGANISMS TO INCREASE THE INTESTINAL PRODUCTION OF BUTYRIC ACID, FOLIC ACID OR NIACIN AND/OR DECREASE THE INTESTINAL PRODUCTION OF SUCCINIC ACID - USPTO

The present invention relates to the use of a composition comprising bacteria to increase the intestinal production of butyric acid, folic acid or niacin and/or to decrease the intestinal production of succinic acid. Moreover, the present invention r...

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