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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Jul 2016

CARBON PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM LIGNIN/CARBON RESIDUE - USPTO

A precursor having at least five percent of lignin based coke and d002 spacing of more than 3.36 angstroms and less 3.44 for making graphite. Methods for making a green/graphite article include mixing coke derived from a petroleum product, a coal pro...

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...

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

SUCCINATE DEHYDROGENASE INHIBITOR CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS - EPO

A composition containing succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor and a potentiator has been discovered to enhance the activity of the succinate dehydrogenase such that the amount of the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor need to effectively treat a microbia...

Jul 2016

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LIGNIN BASED POLYURETHANE PRODUCTS - USPTO

A process for the production of a lignin based polyurethane products is provided. The process comprises mixing at least one dried lignin and at least one isocyanate to form a lignin-isocyanate mixture, and submitting the lignin-isocyanate mixture to ...

Jul 2016

BIO-BASED POLYCARBOXYLATE ETHER AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - USPTO

Methods for the production of polycarboxylate ethers, in which at least one bio-based starting material is used. The bio-based starting materials are, for example, selected from the group made up of polyalkylene oxide, terminally modified polyalkylen...

Jul 2016

LEVERAGING OXIDATIVE STRESS PATHWAYS IN LACTIC ACID BACTERIA TO PROMOTE GUT HOMEOSTASIS - USPTO

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for providing an antioxidant effect to a subject, e.g., modulating or otherwise improving oxidative stress pathways and/or neutralizing or reducing damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Jul 2016

FEED FOR LACTATING RUMINANTS - USPTO

A feed for ruminants may include at least one derivatized fatty acid component such that ingestion of the feed by lactating ruminants may provide for an increase in the amount of milk produced by the ruminant, and/or an increase in the fat content of...

Jul 2016

COLD-SET BIOBASED LAMINATING ADHESIVE FOR PAPER OR PAPERBOARD PRODUCTS, AND PACKAGING MATERIALS - USPTO

This specification relates to cold-set biobased adhesive compositions, comprising aqueous formulations of biopolymers, optionally with alkaline additives, optionally fortified with high-aspect-ratio inorganic and organic fillers, fibers and nanofiber...

Jul 2016

ANTIBODY TITER-INCREASING AGENT USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM - EPO

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

FOAMING RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PARTICULATE POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FOAM SHEET - EPO

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

Thermoplastic starch and polyethylene based films with improved processability and optical properties - EPO

Disclosed herein is a multilayered article comprising a first layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer; where the thermoplastic polymer comprises polyolefin, a compatibilizer and thermoplastic starch; where the first layer does not contain any filler...

Jul 2016

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIBROUS PARTICLES OF POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN, COLLOID COMPOSITION FOR FORMING FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FOAM SHEET - EPO

The present invention relates to a colloid composition for forming a foam sheet including: polylactic acid resin particles having an average diameter of 1µm to 100µm obtained by pulverizing fibrous particles of a polylactic acid resin.

Jun 2016

NOVEL LIGNIN MATERIALS CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS - USPTO

The present invention primarily relates to a preparation comprising or consisting of 40-99.9 wt.-% of lignin, preferably unmodified lignin, 0.1-50 wt.-% of minerals, preferably 0.1-30 wt.-%, 0-25 wt.-% of one or more mono- and oligomeric carbohydrate...

Jun 2016

METHODS FOR DETECTING AND DETERMINING LEVELS OF MONOLIGNOL ESTER CONJUGATES INCORPORATED INTO LIGNIN AND COMPOUNDS RELATING THERETO - USPTO

Described is a method of detecting and/or determining levels of incorporation of monolignol ferulate conjugate esters into lignin by derivatizing the lignin, reductively cleaving the lignin, labeling the cleavage products, and then detecting cleavage...

Jun 2016

HYPERPOLARIZED LACTATE CONTRAST AGENT FOR DETERMINATION OF LDH ACTIVITY - USPTO

A hyperpolarized MR imaging medium and a method of 13C-MR detection using a hyperpolarized MR imaging medium for the determination of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity. The contrast media comprises hyperpolarised [13C, 2H] lactate.

Jun 2016

RECOMBINANT STRAIN FOR PRODUCING 2,3-BUTANEDIOL, COMPRISING (A) INACTIVATED LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE AND (B) INACTIVATED SUCROSE REGULATOR - USPTO

The present invention relates to a recombinant strain for producing 2,3-butanediol, comprising (a) an inactivated lactate dehydrogenase and (b) an inactivated sucrose regulator. According to the present invention, it is possible to economically produ...

Jun 2016

Algae-Based Method of Inhibiting Corrosion in Offshore Flexible Pipes - USPTO

A method of inhibiting the corrosion of a flexible pipe having a breach, the flexible pipe having an inner and an outer polymer sheath forming an annulus, the annulus having a plurality of metal armor wires, the method comprising injecting an algae s...

Jun 2016

NANOFIBER WEB PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIAL OBTAINED BY ELECTROSPINNING POLYLACTIC ACID, METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME, PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR COMPRISING SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR - USPTO

Disclosed are a nanofiber web piezoelectric material and a method of producing the same, wherein a spinning solution of polylactic acid (PLA) in a solvent is electrospun, yielding a nanofiber web, thereby exhibiting piezoelectric properties without a...

Jun 2016

METHOD FOR LIGNIN RECOVERY - USPTO

The present invention primarily relates to a method for isolating lignin, preferably unmodified lignin, from a mixture, in particular a pulping slurry, containing lignin, a cellulose solvent, a cellulose precipitant, minerals and optionally (residual...

Jun 2016

FEED FOR LACTATING RUMINANTS - USPTO

A feed for ruminants may include at least one fatty acid component covalently linked with a carrier particle such that ingestion of the feed by lactating ruminants may provide for an increase in the amount of milk produced by the ruminant, and/or an ...

Jun 2016

COMPOSITION COMPRISING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FOR USE IN THE PREVENTIVE AND/OR CURATIVE TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS - USPTO

A composition comprising lactic bacteria for topical vaginal use is described. The composition is effectively applicable in the preventive and/or curative treatment of vaginal infections caused by vaginal pathogens, with particular reference to Gardn...

Jun 2016

Bio-Based Polyurethanes - USPTO

Polyurethane foams which are highly flame resistant are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbo...

Jun 2016

METHOD FOR PURIFYING ANTIBODIES USING PBS - USPTO

Disclosed here includes a method for purifying a biologic composition, comprising diafiltering the biologic composition into a composition comprising phosphate buffered saline (PBS) to obtain a purified composition. The method disclosed here can be p...

Jun 2016

LACTATE PRODUCTION PROCESS - USPTO

A process for producing lactic acid is provided. The process comprises (a) reacting a stream rich in saccharide with sodium hydroxide in the presence of water to produce a reaction mixture comprising sodium lactate; (b) reacting at least a portion of...

Jun 2016

FACILITY FOR HANDLING LACTATING ANIMALS AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME - USPTO

Facility for lactating animals includes pens in a freestall barn and a milking parlor where animals from the pens are simultaneously milked while separated. The number of animals from different pens in milking stalls is changed by sliding a parlor ba...

Jun 2016

Sequencing Biopolymers - USPTO

The invention relates to a method and a corresponding arrangement for sequencing at least two biopolymers (6), wherein for each biopolymer (6) a sequence signal is picked up by a respective measured variable pickup on the basis of the sequence of the...

Jun 2016

Heat Resistant Polylactic Acid - USPTO

The present disclosure provides, at least in part, a composition comprising polylactic acid (PLA), poly(butylene succinate) (PBS), and a compostable polyester such as poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT). The present compositions may compri...

Jun 2016

RESIN COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING LIGNIN DERIVATIVES - USPTO

The present invention provides derivatives of native lignin having a certain ethoxy content. Surprisingly, it has been found that phenolic resins comprising derivatives of native lignin having certain ethoxy contents have acceptable performance chara...

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