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NEW Stomach-spanning gastric implants
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143523

A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive implants do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The implants may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the digestive capacity. Additionally, the implants may contact areas within the stomach, such as the cardia surrounding the esophageal sphincter, ...
NEW Buttiauxella sp. phytase variants
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143004

Provided herein are variants of buttiauxella sp. Phytases that may be used in industrial applications including methods for starch liquefaction, alcohol fermentations and for enhancing phosphate digestion in foods and animal feeds.
Deglycosylation reagents and methods
New England Biolabs, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138959

Compositions and methods are provided for efficiently preparing a completely deglycosylated antibody where efficiency is measured in relative amounts of reagents in soluble or lyophilized form, and time and temperature of the reaction. Compositions and methods are also provided for separating substantially all n-linked glycans from a glycosylated antibody and for preserving functionality of the antibody. The methods are compatible ...
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Therapeutic compositions comprising herbal extracts and essential oils for smoking and vaporization
Nisarga Biotech Private Limited
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136076

The present invention discloses therapeutic compositions comprising herbal extracts and essential oils for smoking and vaporization useful in the treatment of various symptoms and diseases. More particularly the invention relates to compositions comprising herbal extracts and essential oils capable of providing therapeutic benefits, which helps to improve conditions like cough, cold, pain, energy, relaxation, calmness, digestion, immune system disorders and ...
Compounds influencing fatty acid uptake and metabolism and the production of inflammatory agents and methods ...
The Hershey Company
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119729

The invention provides compounds and plant extract compositions that inhibit pancreatic enzymes, such as lipases and amylases, and most particularly pancreatic lipase and phospholipase a2 (pla2), and cox-2 enzyme, and improve the inflammatory state or response conditions in animals. The compounds and plant extracts can be used in methods and administration regimens to treat animals for obesity-related conditions, diabetes and ...
Method for detecting multispecific antibody light chain mispairing
Hoffmann-la Roche Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170115304

Use of a limited digestion with a proteolytic enzyme of a multispecific antibody for the analysis of the multispecific antibody's light chain pairing.
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A continuous process for production of cellulose pulp from grass-like plant feedstock
Cem Corporation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170107665

A continuous process for production of cellulose pulp from grass-like plant feedstock for paper making. The process includes: preparing the grass-like plant feedstock by comminuting, dedusting, continuous digestion, disperging, diluting the cellulose pulp, screening and fractionation, concentration to remove black liquor, dilution with fresh water, and, optionally, pulp bleaching processes. The continuous digestion is performed in the vertical column at 70...
Protease resistant mutants of stromal cell derived factor-1 in the repair of tissue damage
The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170101451

The present invention is directed stromal cell derived factor-1 peptides that have been mutated to make them resistant to digestion by the proteases dipeptidyl peptidase iv (dppiv) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (mmp-2) but which maintain the ability of native sdf-1 to attract t cells. The mutants may be attached to membranes formed by self-assembling peptides and then implanted at sites of ...
Protein retention expansion microscopy
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
March 30, 2017 - N°20170089811

The invention provides a method termed protein retention exm (proexm), in which proteins, rather than labels, are anchored to the swellable gel, using a cross-linking molecule. This proexm strategy can be used to perform nanoscale imaging of immunostained cells and tissues as well as samples expressing various fps as fluorescent signals from genetically encoded fluorescent proteins and/or conventional fluorescently ...
System and method for thermophilic anaerobic digester process
Renewable Energy Alternatives, Llc,
March 30, 2017 - N°20170088803

An anaerobic digestion system is provided that includes a blend tank operable to control and perform pre-treatment of feedstock. An anaerobic digester is operable to digest the feedstock provided from the blend tank in a totally enclosed oxygen-free environment within a specific temperature range. A bio-mass tank processes liquid digestate from the anaerobic digester. One or more baffles are positioned ...
Low temperature vapor phase digestion of graphite
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170087511

A method for digestion and gasification of graphite for removal from an underlying surface is described. The method can be utilized to remove graphite remnants of a formation process from the formed metal piece in a cleaning process. The method can be particularly beneficial in cleaning castings formed with graphite molding materials. The method can utilize vaporous nitric acid (hno3) ...
Composition that relieves heartburn, gerd and hangovers
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Llc
March 23, 2017 - N°20170080023

A composition and an article of manufacture providing relief of indigestion, heartburn, gerd and some hangovers. The composition is an oleophilic colloidal suspension of a finely ground powder of usp calcium carbonate suspended in a usually tasteless edible oil; wherein the suspension has a weight ratio range of oil to calcium carbonate that is from about 1. 0 (oil) to 0. 25 (calcium carbonate) ...
Process for depolymerizing coal to co-produce pitch and naphthalene
Quantex Research Corporation
March 16, 2017 - N°20170073587

A method of depolymerizing coal includes preparing a high temperature depolymerizing medium consisting of heavy hydrocarbon oils and mixing it with coal to form a mixture, performing an optional first distillation at a temperature below 250° c. To recover naphthalene, heating the mixture to a temperature between 350° c. And 450° c. To create a digested coal, centrifuging the digested ...
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Sn-2-monoacylglycerols and lipid malabsorption
Nestec S.a.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170056362

The present invention relates generally to the field of lipids and in particular aims at improving lipid absorption, for example under conditions of lipid maldigestion or malabsorption. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a composition comprising a sn-2 monoacylglycerol derivative, wherein the sn-1 and sn-3 positions are blocked by protective groups. The acyl group may be a fatty ...
Method for purifying raw phosphoric acid (e.g. mga acid) by adding ashes originating from ...
Remondis Aqua Gmbh & Co. Kg
February 23, 2017 - N°20170050848

The present invention relates to a method for purifying raw phosphoric acid by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, as well as calcium hydroxide and at least one sulfide, and by wet-chemical digestion for obtaining (producing) calcium sulfate, pure phosphoric acid, metal salt solution and/or calcium hydrogen phosphates (e. G. Triple superphosphate).
Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Novus Energy, Llc
February 16, 2017 - N°20170044575

Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis. A solids separation step is added after hydrolysis and before methanogenesis to improve the efficiency of the methanogenesis step. Other improvements involve using ...
Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Novus Energy, Llc
February 16, 2017 - N°20170044574

Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis. A solids separation step is added after hydrolysis and before methanogenesis to improve the efficiency of the methanogenesis step. Other improvements involve using ...
Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Novus Energy, Llc
February 16, 2017 - N°20170044573

Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis. A solids separation step is added after hydrolysis and before methanogenesis to improve the efficiency of the methanogenesis step. Other improvements involve using ...
Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Novus Energy, Llc
February 16, 2017 - N°20170044475

Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis. A solids separation step is added after hydrolysis and before methanogenesis to improve the efficiency of the methanogenesis step. Other improvements involve using ...
System having foam busting nozzle and sub-surface mixing nozzle
Vaughan Company, Inc.
February 16, 2017 - N°20170043279

A surface foam diffuser and digester tank system prevents and/or suppresses the formation of foam during digestion. The system includes a first nozzle disposed above a top surface of the at least partially liquid contents, a splash plate positioned adjacent to the first nozzle outlet, and a second nozzle disposed below the top surface of the at least partially ...
Biomass digester with suction stinger circulation inlet
Shell Oil Company
February 09, 2017 - N°20170037485

A method for digesting cellulosic biomass solids in a hydrothermal digestion unit comprises providing a reactor, a gas feed line, a system for feeding biomass into the reactor, a fluid circulation system including a fluid inlet, pump, and injector; providing a digestion medium containing a slurry catalyst in the digestion unit; circulating the digestion medium through the circulation system; supplying ...