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Date/App# patent app List of recent Sugars-related patents
05/19/16
20160138060 
 Process for fermenting sugars containing oligomeric saccharides patent thumbnailProcess for fermenting sugars containing oligomeric saccharides
Sugar mixtures containing nonfermentable oligomers are fermented in the presence of certain enzymes that depolymerise the oligomers simultaneously with the fermentation process.. .

05/12/16
20160130620 
 Biocatalyst for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose, and  manufacturing hydrolysate and biofuel using the same patent thumbnailBiocatalyst for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose, and manufacturing hydrolysate and biofuel using the same
The present disclosure relates to a method for simultaneously degrading lignin and cellulose and for boosting effect on the cellulase activity using a specific catalyst. Since the present disclosure allows for the preparation of sugars by degrading not only lignin but also cellulose and hemicellulose using the enzymes which were previously known only as lignin-degrading biocatalysts, it provides the advantage that the preparation of a hydrolysate as a source material for the production of biofuels or biochemicals from lignocellulosic biomass can be simplified and facilitated.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


05/12/16
20160130408 
 Methods for treating lignocellulosic materials patent thumbnailMethods for treating lignocellulosic materials
The present invention relates to methods of processing lignocellulosic material to obtain hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose and other high-value products such as asphalt and bio oils. Also provided are hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose, and other high-value products such as asphalt and bio oils..
Virdia, Inc.


05/12/16
20160130277 
 Method for preparing long-chain alkyl cyclic acetals made from sugars patent thumbnailMethod for preparing long-chain alkyl cyclic acetals made from sugars
Collecting the long-chain alkyl acetal of hexitan from the mixture obtained.. .

05/12/16
20160129008 
 Solid dosage form of olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine patent thumbnailSolid dosage form of olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine
The invention relates to a stable solid dosage form comprising olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. In particular, it relates to solid dosage forms free from reducing sugars.
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited


05/05/16
20160122836 
 Method for the production of fermentable sugars and cellulose from lignocellulosic material patent thumbnailMethod for the production of fermentable sugars and cellulose from lignocellulosic material
A method for the production of fermentable sugars and high viscosity cellulose from lignocellulosic material in a batch or continuous process is provided. Lignocellulosic material is fractionated in a fashion that cellulose is removed as pulp, cooking chemicals can be reused, lignin is separated for the production of process energy, and hemicelluloses are converted into fermentable sugars, while fermentation inhibitors are removed.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


05/05/16
20160122790 
 Process of scale production and purification of bacterial cellulose obtained by glucose polymerization from sugars of renewable sources via biotechnology through the propagation of gluconoacetobacter hansenii lmspe in reactors and obtainment of purified cellulose for application in health, pharmacotechnical and cosmetic dermatology areas patent thumbnailProcess of scale production and purification of bacterial cellulose obtained by glucose polymerization from sugars of renewable sources via biotechnology through the propagation of gluconoacetobacter hansenii lmspe in reactors and obtainment of purified cellulose for application in health, pharmacotechnical and cosmetic dermatology areas
A process of scale production and purification of bacterial cellulose obtained by glucose polymerization from sugars of renewable sources via biotechnology through the propagation of gluconoacetobacter hansenii lmpse in reactors and obtainment of the purified cellulose for application in health, pharmacotechnical and cosmetic dermatology areas, which provides the steps of a) preparing the must; b) sterilizing the must; c) inoculating the must; d) propagating; e) brightening) and f) obtaining purified bacterial cellulose product. The process of scale production of bacterial cellulose is obtained in a sealed sterilization and propagation unit, biodigestors with the flotation surface area four times the height..
Polisa Biopolimeros Para Saude Ltda - Epp


05/05/16
20160122515 
 Automotive tires containing hydrophobic nanocellulose patent thumbnailAutomotive tires containing hydrophobic nanocellulose
The present invention provides an automotive tire containing from 0.1 wt % to 50 wt % hydrophobic nanocellulose. Hydrophobic nanocellulose may include lignin-coated nanocellulose and/or a chemically modified surface to increase hydrophobicity.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


04/28/16
20160115510 
 Methods of preconditioning pretreated cellulosic material patent thumbnailMethods of preconditioning pretreated cellulosic material
The invention relates to methods of preconditioning pretreated cellulosic material in the presence of a combination of phenol oxidizing enzyme and glucoamylase. The invention also relates to processes of producing sugars and fermentation products including a preconditioning step.
Novozymes A/s


04/21/16
20160108482 
 Sugar compositions patent thumbnailSugar compositions
A sugar composition comprising at least 40% dissolved solids in an aqueous solution having a viscosity at least 10% lower than a 42 de (dextrose equivalents) reference solution with a same dissolved solids concentration at a given temperature. Another sugar composition comprising at least 30% glucose relative to total sugars, at least 10% mannose relative to total sugars, at least 5% xylose relative to total sugars, and less than 0.25% ash.

04/21/16
20160108481 

Sugar compositions


A sugar composition comprising at least 40% dissolved solids in an aqueous solution having a viscosity at least 10% lower than a 42 de (dextrose equivalents) reference solution with a same dissolved solids concentration at a given temperature. Another sugar composition comprising at least 30% glucose relative to total sugars, at least 10% mannose relative to total sugars, at least 5% xylose relative to total sugars, and less than 0.25% ash.

04/21/16
20160108384 

Amylases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them


In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars..

04/21/16
20160106680 

Abuse deterrent immediate release formulation


The present invention relates to an immediate release orally administrable abuse-deterrent pharmaceutical formulation comprising: at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient susceptible to abuse; at least one gelling polymeric compound selected from the group consisting of: polysaccharides, sugars, sugar derived alcohols, starches, starch derivatives, cellulose derivatives, carrageenan, pectin, sodium alginate, gellan gum, xanthan gum, poloxamer, carbopol®, polyox®, povidone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (hpmc), hypermellose, and combinations thereof; at least one disintegrant and optionally at least one surfactant, wherein said formulation exhibit properties related to deterring the abuse, via injection or nasal inhalation when being tampered and exposed to aqueous, alcoholic, acidic and basic media.. .

04/07/16
20160097068 

Enhancing enzymatic hydrolysis by enzymatic preconditioning


The invention relates to methods of preconditioning pretreated lignocellulose-containing material in the presence of a combination of laccase and beta-glucosidase. The invention also relates to processes of producing sugars and fermentation products including a step of preconditioning pretreated lignocellulose-containing material in the presence of a combination of laccase and beta-glucosidase.
Novozymes A/s


04/07/16
20160097062 

Methods for fermenting carbohydrate-rich crops


A method for fermenting carbohydrate-rich crops is provided. Sugar beet, sugar cane, sweet sorghum, tropical maize hybrids and fruits are rich in simple sugars; potato, sweet potato, cassava and yam are rich in starch; and jerusalem artichoke is rich in inulin.

04/07/16
20160096857 

Aldose-ketose transformation for separation and/or chemical conversion of c6 and c5 sugars from biomass materials


Systems for converting aldose sugars to ketose sugars and separating and/or concentrating these sugars using differences in the sugars' abilities to bind to specific affinity ligands are described.. .
The University Of Toledo


04/07/16
20160095945 

Use of non-labeled sugars and detection by mri for assessing tissue perfusion and metabolism


A method for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging or spectroscopy on a mr scanner to detect tissue physiological parameters in one or more tissue areas in a human or non-human subject includes administering to the subject a contrast enhancing physiologically tolerable amount of a sugar that is non-labeled, subjecting the subject to an mr procedure capable of generating mr signals encoding at least one tissue area in the subject in which the sugar either passes or is taken up, detecting a temporal variation in the mr signals in the at least one tissue area after the administering the sugar, determining at least one tissue-related parameter from the temporal variation, and ascertaining whether the at least one tissue-related parameter is abnormal.. .
The Johns Hopkins University


04/07/16
20160095313 

Antimicrobial compositions and methods


The present invention is generally related to a product and process to reduce the microbial contamination on organic matter, such as processed meat, fruits and vegetables, plant parts, inanimate surfaces such as textiles and stainless steel, and in the mouth or on dental products. In particular, the invention is related to a product and process to disinfect surfaces using an antimicrobial composition containing an antimicrobial lipid, an enhancer selected from the group consisting of bacteriocins, antimicrobial enzymes, sugars, sugar alcohols, iron-binding proteins and derivatives thereof, siderophores, and combinations thereof, and optionally a surfactant..
3m Innovative Properties Company


03/24/16
20160084822 

Use of biomarkers for evaluating the effectiveness of active ingredients


The invention relates to a method for evaluating the effectiveness of an active ingredient selected from c7 avocado sugars, also called avocado perseose, for preventing or treating a deficiency of the skin barrier, said method comprising the determination of the level of expression and/or activation of at least one biological marker, where said biological marker is selected from epidermal maturation markers, lipid barrier markers, hydric regulation markers and stratum granulosum regulation markers.. .
Laboratoires Expanscience


03/24/16
20160083753 

Metabolic evolution of escherichia coli strains that produce organic acids


This invention relates to the metabolic evolution of a microbial organism previously optimized for producing an organic acid in commercially significant quantities under fermentative conditions using a hexose sugar as sole source of carbon in a minimal mineral medium. As a result of this metabolic evolution, the microbial organism acquires the ability to use pentose sugars derived from cellulosic materials for its growth while retaining the original growth kinetics, the rate of organic acid production and the ability to use hexose sugars as a source of carbon.
Myriant Corporation


03/24/16
20160083684 

Ethanol production device and process through continuous solid-state fermentation and having self-control system


The present invention belongs to the technology field of microbial fermentation for producing fuel ethanol. It specifically relates to a device and process having self-control system for producing fuel ethanol.
Tsinghua University


03/24/16
20160082027 

A composition for treating neuropathy, a process and a treatment thereof


The present disclosure relates to a composition comprising eleutheroside-c, pinitol and sugars optionally along with pharmaceutically acceptable excipient or a combination thereof; a process of obtaining said composition from fenugreek seeds, a method of treating neuropathic pain or managing neuropathy, and the use of the said composition in treating neuropathic pain or managing neuropathy.. .
Indus Biotech Private Limited


03/24/16
20160081383 

Dietetic mixtures and dietetic products made therewith for human consumption in particular conditions in which elimination of carbohydrates is necessary


Dietetic mixtures that make it possible to follow a aglucidic and hyperlipidic diet for persons in particular conditions of health which require the elimination of carbohydrates (amides and simple sugars); such dietetic mixtures are made from plant proteins, plant fibers and lipids; the elimination of farinaceous products and their substitution with aglucidic and hyperlipidic products made with the above-mentioned mixtures results in the ketogenic diet, a particular diet that is based on a drastic reduction in carbohydrates.. .
Le Gamberi Foods S.r.l.


03/17/16
20160075980 

Fermented malt beverage


A fermented malt beverage obtained by fermenting a malt with an yeast, characterized in that the fermented malt beverage fulfills: (a) a bitterness unit measured in accordance with a method described in the section 8.15 bitterness units of the methods of analysis of bcoj: 30 to 45 bu; and (b) a total content of sugars composed of glucose, sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, and a trisaccharide: 0.9 to 3.0 w/v %. The fermented malt beverage of the present invention is provided with bitterness and sweetness, and excellent in the balances thereof, so that the beverage can provide a new taste as a luxury product..
Suntory Holdings Limited


03/17/16
20160075651 

Glycolipid inhibition using iminosugars


The application provides iminosugars with a high activity and specificity for inhibiting ceramide glucosyltransferase.. .
The Chancellor, Maters And Scholars Of The University Of Oxford


03/10/16
20160068920 

Method and system for fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass


Methods and systems for fractionating lignocellulosic biomass including hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, including exploding the biomass cells to devolatilize the biomass, hydrolyzing the hemicellulose to produce a liquid component including hemicellulosic sugars and a solid component including less than 10% hemicellulose, separating the liquid and solid components, vaporizing the cellulose in the solid component, and condensing the cellulosic sugar vapors. The methods and systems may vaporize the cellulose in a continuous steam reactor at a temperature of about 400-550° c.
Nova Pangaea Technologies Limited


03/10/16
20160068878 

Methods of preconditioning cellulosic material


The invention relates to methods of preconditioning unwashed pretreated cellulosic material using a combination of phenol oxidizing enzyme and hemicellulase. The invention also relates to processes of producing sugars and fermentation products including a preconditioning method of the invention..
Novozymes North America, Inc.


03/10/16
20160068870 

Methods for fermenting carbohydrate-rich crops


A method for fermenting carbohydrate-rich crops is provided. Sugar beet, sugar cane, sweet sorghum, tropical maize hybrids and fruits are rich in simple sugars; potato, sweet potato, cassava and yam are rich in starch; and jerusalem artichoke is rich in inulin.

03/10/16
20160068850 

Yeast expressing saccharolytic enzymes for consolidated bioprocessing using starch and cellulose


The present invention is directed to a yeast strain, or strains, secreting a full suite, or any subset of that full suite, of enzymes to hydrolyze corn starch, corn fiber, lignocellulose, (including enzymes that hydrolyze linkages in cellulose, hemicellulose, and between lignin and carbohydrates) and to utilize pentose sugars (xylose and arabinose). The invention is also directed to the set of proteins that are well expressed in yeast for each category of enzymatic activity.
Stellenbosch University


03/10/16
20160067673 

Zeolite adsorbents comprising zeolite emt, process for preparing the same and uses thereof


The present invention relates to zeolite adsorbents based on agglomerated crystals of zeolite emt comprising barium and/or potassium. These adsorbents find applications in the separation of aromatic c8 isomer fractions, especially of xylenes, in the separation of substituted toluene isomers, such as nitrotoluene, diethyltoluene and toluenediamine, and in the separation of cresols, and in the separation of polyhydric alcohols, such as sugars..
Ceca S.a.


03/03/16
20160060664 

Method for improving the fermentable sugar yield from lignocellulosic


The invention relates to processes for the conversion of biomass into carbohydrates, notable fermentable sugars. It provides means and methods for increasing the yield of enzymatic digestion of a biomass, in particular in those cases where cellulose is converted into sugars using a cellulose converting enzyme.
Metgen Oy


02/25/16
20160050958 

Improved sweetener


A low calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition comprises allulose, acesulfame k (ace k) and fructose.
Tale & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc


02/25/16
20160050941 

A making a soft cake batter


This relates to a method for making a soft cake batter comprising at least 40 wt. % cereals material and at most 30 wt.
Generale Biscuit


02/18/16
20160046966 

Methods and systems for producing fermentation products from carbohydrate-rich substrates


A method for producing fermentation products from lignocellulosic biomass is provided. Lignocellulosic biomass is composed of lignocellulosic fibers which are hollow and primarily contain cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.

02/18/16
20160046731 

Production of sugars from biomass using solid catalysts


The invention provides a process for producing sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, comprising: drying lignocellulosic biomass; hydrolyzing the dried feedstock with a hydrolysis catalyst to reach high conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose to sugars; washing and/or separating the sugars from the residual solids (containing lignin and catalyst); combusting the residual solids to burn the lignin and produce an ash stream comprising the hydrolysis catalyst; recycling the ash stream comprising the hydrolysis catalyst to the hydrolysis reactor; and recovering the sugars. Some variations envision drying a feedstock (e.g., sugarcane straw) with flue gas, then mixing with catalysts, rotating until hydrolysis is completed, separating sugars, washing out catalyst and lignin, burning catalyst and lignin and collecting catalyst from the bottom of a fluidized bed to recycle the catalyst to the front (with fresh biomass).
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


02/11/16
20160039735 

Nitric acid oxidation processes


A process utilizing nitric acid and oxygen as co-oxidants to oxidize aldehydes, alcohols, polyols, preferably carbohydrates, specifically reducing sugars to produce the corresponding carboxylic acids.. .
Rivertop Renewables, Inc.


02/11/16
20160038522 

Method for preparing a medical solution for the manufacture of a medicament for peritoneal dialysis


Method for preparing a medical solution, comprising the steps of a) providing a solution comprising one or more acetylated or deacetylated amino sugar/sugars in at least one compartment of a container at a ph from 2.5 to 5.0, and b) terminal sterilisation of said at least one compartment and the contents therein, is disclosed, as well as a solution used for preparing the medical solution, a container containing said solution, and use of said solution for the manufacture of a medicament for peritoneal dialysis.. .
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh


02/11/16
20160037742 

Potatoes with reduced cold-induced sweetening


Materials and methods are provided for making solanum varieties with decreased accumulation of reducing sugars and acrylamide in cold-stored potatoes, specifically, by making tale-nuclease-induced mutations in genes encoding vacuolar invertase.. .
Cellectis


02/04/16
20160032525 

Process for the isolation of lignin from black liquor and modification of the lignin for plastic applications


A process for the isolation of lignin from black liquor and modification of lignin for use in many plastic applications is disclosed. The isolation of lignin consists of removing all of the non-lignin components from black liquor solution.
Organic Chemical Llc


02/04/16
20160032339 

Cellulosic enzyme recycling from separation of saccharified biomass


The present disclosure provides methods for generating sugars from a cellulosic biomass. The methods combine treatment of the biomass using a high-shear milling device and saccharification of the biomass to partially hydrolyze the biomass.
Edeniq, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029678 

Improved sweetener


A low or zero calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars.
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc


02/04/16
20160029671 

Tomato-derived thickening agent


The present invention provides a tomato-derived thickening agent, said agent being characterized in that, on a dry weight basis, it contains: 0.1-3 wt. % of lycopene; 14-34 wt.
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever


01/28/16
20160028101 

Complete oxidation of sugars to electricity by using cell-free synthetic enzymatic pathways


The present invention is in the field of bioelectricity. The present invention provides energy generating systems, methods, and devices that are capable of converting chemical energy stored in sugars into useful electricity..

01/28/16
20160024668 

Methods for the electrolytic decarboxylation of sugars


Methods for decarboxylating carbohydrate acids in a divided electrochemical cell are disclosed using a cation membrane. The improved methods are more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly than conventional methods..
Dynamic Food Ingredients Corporation


01/28/16
20160021917 

Sweetener


A low calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition comprises allulose, fructose and sucralose.
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc


01/21/16
20160017540 

Pretreatment and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass


Method and apparatus for enhanced production of sugars and lignin via fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass through ionic liquid pretreatment and mild alkaline treatment. The resulting biomass is easily fractionated and amenable to efficient and rapid enzymatic hydrolysis or acid hydrolysis and catalytic conversion to valuable products with high recovery of the enzymes used in the hydrolysis..
Suganit Systems, Inc.


01/21/16
20160017061 

Universal biomass refinery


The invention is directed to a process for refining prepared biomass to produce hemicellulose hydrolyzates, cellulose of sugars involving the perforate at least a portion of the cells of the prepared biomass prior to hydrolyzing the biomass, reclaiming the catalysts used in hydrolysis, and drying the hydrolysis using reclaimed heat from previous steps in the process.. .

01/14/16
20160010129 

Variant alpha-amylases from bacillus subtilis and methods of use, thereof


Alpha-amylases from bacillus subtilis (amye), variants thereof, nucleic acids encoding the same, and host cells comprising the nucleic acids are provided. Methods of using amye or variants thereof are disclosed, including liquefaction and/or saccharification of starch.
Danisco Us Inc.


01/14/16
20160009675 

Process for making hmf from sugars with reduced byproduct formation, and improved stability hmf compositions


Disclosed is a process for making hmf′ or a derivative of hmf by dehydrating one or more hexose sugars in a reduced oxygen environment, in another, related aspect, a method for improving the stability and resistance to degradation of an hmf product involves adding one or more antioxidants to the hmf product.. .
Archer Daniels Midland Company


01/14/16
20160007642 

Oligosaccharide compositions and methods for producing thereof


Described herein are methods for the production of oligosaccharides, including functionalized oligosaccharides, from one or more sugars, such as one or more monosaccharides, using polymeric and solid-supported catalysts containing acidic and ionic groups. Also provided are the oligosaccharide compositions, including functionalized oligosaccharide compositions, obtained using the methods..
Midori Usa, Inc.


01/07/16
20160002359 

Methods for detoxifying a lignocellulosic hydrolysate


The present disclosure relates to methods for detoxifying a hydrolysate obtained from a lignocellulosic biomass and methods of producing ethanol from the detoxified hydrolysate. The present methods provide detoxified hydrolysates in which the quantity of compounds that are deleterious to fermenting microorganisms are substantially reduced relative to the starting hydrolysate and in which the amount of fermentable sugars loss is minimal..
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


01/07/16
20160002358 

Biomass processing using ionic liquids


Without limitation, the disclosure provides processes for (a) dissolving biomass in ionic liquids, (b) deconstructing cellulose, hemicellulose and/or lignin into derivatives including fermentable sugars, (c) separating the biomass derivatives from the ionic liquid, and (d) converting the biomass derivatives to useful fuels or chemicals, either dissolved within or separated from the ionic liquid. It should be understood that processes described herein can be used in isolation or in combination with each other..
Hyrax Energy, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000914 

Combination of tumor-associated surface protein antigens and tumor-associated sugars in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer


The invention relates to a kit for the combined use for the treatment of cancer patients, which set comprises an antigen of a cellular surface protein, or an antibody directed against the cellular surface protein, and an antigen of an aberrant glycosylation, or an antibody directed against the aberrant glycosylation. This kit is destined both for the immunotherapeutic and the diagnostic application.
Meridian Biopharmaceuticals Gmbh


01/07/16
20160000767 

Antibacterial compounds


Provided are iminosugars having antibacterial properties and methods of treating and/or preventing bacterial infections with such iminosugars. The present disclosure relates to antibacterial compounds and, in particular, to iminosugars having antibacterial activity.
Unither Virology, Llc


01/07/16
20160000072 

Compositions and methods for stabilizing cyclopropene in solutions


This invention is based on surprising results that certain concentrations of certain sugars stabilize cyclopropene formulation in aqueous solutions. Provided are compositions comprising an aqueous solution of at least one cyclopropene and at least one sugar.
Agrofresh Inc.


12/31/15
20150376833 

Method and treatment of biomass substrates


A system or method for the treatment of biomass comprising mixing a biomass with an ionic liquid (il) to swell the biomass and electromagnetic (em) heating, preferably radio frequency (rf) heating or infrared (ir) heating, said biomass. Additionally, a method of acidolysis of biomass comprising mixing biomass in an ionic liquid (il) to swell the biomass; adding an acid, to lower the ph of the biomass below ph 7; applying radio frequency (rf) heating or infrared (ir) heating to the biomass to heat to a target temperature range; applying ultrasonic heating, electromagnetic (em) heating, convective heating, conductive heating or combinations thereof, to the biomass to maintain the biomass at a target temperature range; washing the treated biomass; and recovering sugars and release lignin..
Suganit Systems, Inc


12/31/15
20150374825 

Stable glucagon formulations


Stabilized formulations containing a peptide, such as a glucagon, are described herein. The formulations are in the form of a solution or suspension, which exhibit ttle or no chemical degradation and/or aggregation of the peptide over an extended period of time.
Perosphere Inc.


12/31/15
20150374605 

Use of a composition comprising avocado perseose in the protection of epidermal stem cells


The invention concerns a use of c7 sugars and derivatives of formula (i), called avocado perseose, which have, inter alia, a protective activity to epidermal skin cells. These c7 sugars and derivatives are capable of maintaining the expression of markers of adult stem cells, in particular basal stem cells.
Laboratoires Expanscience


12/24/15
20150368684 

Processing biomass


Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. Two or more sugars can be produced and these can be further processed and purified.
Xyleco, Inc.


12/17/15
20150360219 

Regeneration of catalyst for hydrogenation of sugars


A process for regenerating catalysts that have been deactivated or poisoned during hydrogenation of biomass, sugars and polysaccharides is described, in which polymerized species that have agglomerated to catalyst surfaces can be removed by means of washing the catalyst with hot water at subcritical temperatures. A feature of the process can regenerate the catalysts in situ, which allows the process to be adapted for used in continuous throughput reactor systems.
Archer Daniels Midland Co


12/10/15
20150354019 

Continuous processes for hydrolyzing hemicelluloses from lignocellulosic materials with cleaning system


A continuous process for producing hemicellulose sugars from a biomass extraction liquor is provided. A system is configured for continuously producing hemicellulose sugars and/or hemicellulose derivatives from a biomass extraction liquor, the system comprising at least a first hydrolysis reactor and a second hydrolysis reactor.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


12/10/15
20150354017 

Methods for removing residual solids from enzymatic hydrolysate to make purified fermentable sugar syrup


The invention provides a method for purifying a biomass hydrolysate comprising sugars and suspended particles, comprising centrifuging the biomass hydrolysate, thermally treating the centrifuged hydrolysate to chemically or physically agglomerate the suspended particles, and filtering the thermally treated hydrolysate to remove agglomerated suspended particles, thereby generating a purified hydrolysate (sugar syrup). The sequence of steps may be varied.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


12/10/15
20150353854 

Synthesis of fuels and chemicals from sugars


Methods to synthesize useful alcohol and aromatic hydrocarbon products from sorbitol derived from sugars are described. Sorbitol is dehydrated to form furans such as 2-acetylfuran which is hydrogenated to form hexanols, ethyl tetrahydrofuran, etc useful as fuels and chemicals for industry and commerce.
Pioneer Energy Inc


12/10/15
20150351449 

Liquid composition for electronic cigarettes


The liquid composition for electronic cigarettes includes water, a natural glycol, glycerol, natural flavorings and possibly nicotine. The natural glycol is composed of 1,3-propanediol, obtained through bioprocessing of corn sugars..
Sino Business Limited


12/10/15
20150351413 

Shelf-stable, brownie product


A shelf stable, brownie product. The brownie avoids off tastes and staling, due to reducing the likelihood of recrystallization of sugars and oils, but managing the moisture in the brownie, the fat level, the protein level, and the level and type of sweetener used..
General Mills, Inc.


12/03/15
20150344921 

Advanced auger and filtration system for the saccharification of biomass


The present disclosure provides methods and systems for generating sugars from biomass. The methods and systems provide increased yields of carbohydrates and fermentable sugars by combining enzyme recycling with removal of saccharification enzyme inhibitors and increased solids loading..
Edeniq, Inc.


12/03/15
20150342923 

Compositions and methods for preventing and recovery from detrimental effects of alcohol consumption


Disclosed are compositions, devices, and methods to prevent and recover from detrimental effects of alcohol consumption, including significant undesirable symptoms of a hangover consciously felt by the alcohol consumer, as well as those that may not be consciously experienced. The present technology comprehensively targets multiple negative effects of hangovers.
Thriveplus Llc


12/03/15
20150342223 

Palatability enhancer


Provided herein is a method of preparing a palatability enhancer for a food composition comprising combining an animal fat source and one or more agents in an aqueous solution to form a mixture, wherein said agents are selected from amino acids, sugars, vitamins, vegetable oils, flavorants and flavour precursors, heating the mixture at a pressure of 110 kpa to 800 kpa, obtaining a palatability enhancer from the mixture, wherein the palatability enhancer comprises animal fat in an amount of at least 80 wt %. Further provided is a method of enhancing the palatablity of a food composition..
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.


12/03/15
20150342160 

Salt-composition for supplementing a mineral balance in the aquaristic area, ready for use solution of said salt-composition, use of said salt-composition, and aquaristic ornamental stone obtained by said use


A salt-composition for stabilising the carbonate balance in the aquaristic area is suggested, in which the salts stabilise with major components with at least 10 weightpercent via formates the carbonate balance. The salts contain no fatties, proteins or sugars and stabilise the carbonate balance individually, being essentially disconnected from biochemical metabolism-cycles.
Aq Marketing Ag


11/26/15
20150335630 

Novel alkylated imino sugars exhibiting glucosidase inhibition and their use


Pharmaceutical compositions of the invention comprise alkylated imino sugars derivatives having a disease-modifying action in the treatment of diseases associated with glucosidase activity that include viral hemorrhagic fevers, and any other diseases involving glucosidase activity.. .
Drexel University


11/26/15
20150335615 

Cholesterol-lowering compounds in combination with lipid metabolism-altering compounds of non-absorbable sugars, compounds that convert nh3 to nh4+, or hydrogen-generating compounds for the treatment of high cholesterol and inflammation


A composition for treating high cholesterol, including synergistically effective amounts of a cholesterol-lowering agent and a lipid metabolism-altering compound chosen from a non-absorbable sugar, a compound that converts nh3 to nh4+, a hydrogen-generating compound, and combinations thereof. A composition for treating high cholesterol, including synergistically effective amounts of a statin chosen from atorvastatin, cerivastatin, fluvastain, lovastatin, mevastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin, and lactulose.

11/26/15
20150335056 

Liquid refreshment for consumption post athletic activity


This liquid refreshment designed to replace key nourishment elements after rigorous physical activity can be used for a wide variety of nutritional needs. Our refreshment does not contain artificial ingredients, preservatives, added sugars, and foods from concentrate.

11/19/15
20150329888 

Process for the production of solutions of sugars and alcohols from lignocellulosic biomass with complementary treatment of solid residue with a hydrated inorganic salt


The present invention describes a process for the production of solutions of sugars and alcohols from lignocellulosic biomass, comprising a pre-treatment, a step for enzymatic hydrolysis and alcoholic fermentation, a step for extraction of the alcohol produced, a step for separation of the solid residue, an optional step for washing and drying, followed by a step for digestion of the solid residue in a medium comprising at least one hydrated inorganic salt with formula mxn.n′h2o, in which m is a metal selected from groups 1 to 13 of the periodic classification, x is an anion and n is a whole number in the range 1 to 6 and n′ is in the range 0.5 to 12, in order to obtain a solid fraction and a liquid fraction, said solid fraction then being separated and undergoing either an enzymatic hydrolysis step or steps for enzymatic hydrolysis and alcoholic fermentation.. .
Ifp Energies Nouvelles


11/19/15
20150329887 

Integrated biorefinery


This invention relates to the operation of a biorefinery for manufacturing either biofuels or renewable chemical feedstock using lignocellulosic biomass as a source of carbon. The present invention provides a cost-effective process for pretreating lignocellulosic biomass in the recovery of fermentable sugars.
Myriant Corporation


11/19/15
20150329841 

Cellulose-degrading enzyme composition comprising gh16


The present invention relates to a cellulose-degrading enzyme composition comprising one or more cellobiohydrolase and/or endoglucanase enzyme, and an effective amount of an isolated gh16 polypeptide, where the presence of the isolated gh16 polypeptide in the enzyme composition increases the rate or extent of degradation of a cellulosic substrate compared to an equivalent dosage of a corresponding cellulose-degrading enzyme composition lacking the at least one isolated gh16 polypeptide. The present invention also relates to a method for producing fermentable sugars from a cellulosic substrate using the above cellulose-degrading enzyme composition and to genetically modified microbes for produced the above cellulose-degrading enzyme composition..
Iogen Energy Corporation


11/12/15
20150322463 

Method for obtaining biofuel from lignocellulosic and/or amylaceous biomass


A method for obtaining biofuel from lignocellulosic and/or amylaceous biomass through fermentation in at least one step by using a consortium of microorganisms in order to obtain sugars that later will be converted into alcohols by using environmentally friendly and economically viable methods, as opposed to conventional acid and enzymatic hydrolysis.. .
Braerg - Groupo Brasileiro De Pesquisas Especializadas Ltda


11/12/15
20150322462 

Sorbent and process for removing fermentation inhibitors


The invention pertains to, for example, an improved sorbent and process for removing fermentation inhibitors such as furfural and/or hmf in microbial processes utilizing fermentable sugars obtained from biomass including, for example, in the production of bioalcohols. The sorbent is capable of separating one or more inhibitors from monosaccharides and is characterized by: (1) a ksugar partition coefficient of less than about 5 and (2) one or more of the following characteristics: (a) a furfural sorption capacity of at least about 200 mg/g sorbent at a furfural solution concentration of 2.5 grams per liter of water; (b) an mt/m∞ of at least about 0.9 at 7.5 sec1/2; and (c) a kfurfural partition coefficient of greater than about 3000..
Georgia Tech Research Corporation


11/12/15
20150321960 

Geopolymer activator composition and geopolymer binder, paste and concrete prepared therewith


The present invention relates to geopolymer compositions comprising additives selected from sugars and derivatives thereof and/or organic acids and salts thereof. The geopolymer compositions of the present invention have sufficient strength to be used for construction purposes.
Pqa B.v.


11/12/15
20150320099 

Compositions and methods for reduced carbohydrates and increased erythritol in beverages


The present invention provides novel compositions and methods for naturally decreasing carbohydrates and calories, while increasing erythritol, in beverages. The method includes fermenting beverages, such as fruit juices with a microorganism capable of metabolizing sugars into sugar alcohol(s) such as erythritol, to produce a fermented beverage having reduced carbohydrates, and therefore reduced calories, and increased erythritol as compared to an unfermented equivalent beverage..
Chr. Hansen A/s


11/05/15
20150315663 

Method to produce water-soluble sugars from biomass using solvents containing lactones


A process to produce an aqueous solution of carbohydrates that contains c6-sugar-containing oligomers, c6 sugar monomers, c5-sugar-containing oligomers, c5 sugar monomers, or any combination thereof is presented. The process includes the steps of reacting biomass or a biomass-derived reactant with a solvent system including a lactone and water, and an acid catalyst.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


11/05/15
20150315615 

Batch feed process for fermenting sugars


A batch fermentation process ferments a starch hydrolysate containing 80-98 weight percent of glucose based on total carbohydrate and 0.3-5% weight percent of isomaltose based on total carbohydrate to a fermentation product. A fermentation broth is formed containing a first portion of a total amount of the starch hydrolysate so that the fermentation broth has an initial glucose concentration of at least about 50 g/l.
Cargill, Incorporated


11/05/15
20150315599 

Methods and systems for methylotrophic production of organic compounds


The present disclosure identifies pathways, mechanisms, systems and methods to confer production of carbon-based products of interest, such as sugars, alcohols, chemicals, amino acids, polymers, fatty acids and their derivatives, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, and intermediates thereof, in engineered and/or evolved methylotrophs such that these organisms efficiently convert c1 compounds, such as formate, formic acid, formaldehyde or methanol, to organic carbon-based products of interest, and in particular the use of organisms for the commercial production of various carbon-based products of interest.. .
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc


11/05/15
20150314274 

Metal oxide-stabilized zirconium oxide ceramic materials


The present disclosure relates generally to ceramic materials suitable for use as catalyst support materials, catalysts using such materials and methods for using them, such as methods for converting sugars, sugar alcohols, glycerol, and bio-renewable organic acids to commercially-valuable chemicals and intermediates. One aspect of the invention is a ceramic material including zirconium oxide and one or more metal oxides selected from nickel oxide, copper oxide, cobalt oxide, iron oxide and zinc oxide, the ceramic material being at least about 50 wt.
Clariant Corporation


10/29/15
20150307903 

Process for enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material and fermentation of sugars


Wherein before and/or during the enzymatic hydrolysis oxygen is added to the ligno-cellulosic material.. .

10/29/15
20150306565 

Zeolitic adsorbents, their process of preparation and their uses


These adsorbents have applications in the separation of fractions of aromatic c8 isomers and in particular xylenes, in the separation of substituted toluene isomers, such as nitrotoluene, diethyltoluene or toluenediamine, in the separation of cresols and in the separation of polyhydric alcohols, such as sugars.. .

10/22/15
20150299755 

Methods and compositions for improving sugar transport, mixed sugar fermentation, and production of biofuels


The present disclosure relates to host cells containing a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide where the polypeptide transports cellodextrin into the cell. The present disclosure further relates to methods of increasing transport of cellodextrin into a cell, methods of increasing growth of a cell on a medium containing cellodextrin, methods of co-fermenting cellulose-derived and hemicellulose-derived sugars, and methods of making hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon derivatives by providing a host cell containing a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide where the polypeptide transports cellodextrin into the cell.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


10/22/15
20150299749 

Process for enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material and fermentation of sugars


Wherein during part of the time of the enzymatic hydrolysis, oxygen is added to the ligno-cellulosic material and during part of the time of the enzymatic hydrolysis less oxygen is added to the ligno-cellulosic material compared to the other part of the time of the enzymatic hydrolysis, preferably no oxygen is added to the ligno-cellulosic material.. .

10/22/15
20150299736 

Modified bacteria for the production of bioalcohol


The present invention provides a modified bacterial strain capable of fermenting both hexose and pentose sugars for production of bioalcohol wherein a promoter of pyruvate dehydrogenase operon (pdh) is replaced with a promoter of a gene that is expressed under anaerobic conditions. The present invention further provides a method of obtaining modified bacterial strain capable of fermenting both hexose and pentose sugar for production of bioalcohol.
International Centre For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology (icgeb)


10/22/15
20150299660 

Differentiation of human fibroblast cells


The present invention is based in part on methods of differentiating fibroblast cells into adipocytes, osteocytes and chondrocytes. Additionally, the present invention provides agents and kits useful for differentiating fibroblast cells in adipocytes, osteocytes and chondrocytes.
International Stem Cell Corporation


10/22/15
20150299649 

Highly efficient production of lactic acid from hemicellulose sugars by newly isolated thermophilic bacillus coagulans strains


The present invention relates to newly isolated bacillus coagulans strains c106, ji 12 and wcplo-4, cost effective methods for producing lactic acid using the strains as well as seed inoculums and kits comprising the strains. Optically pure l-lactic acid was produced from xylose or glucose at high product titers (>200 g/l) and productivities (4.2 g/l/h on xylose and 4.6 g/l/h on glucose) at 50° c.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


10/22/15
20150299647 

Medium for yeasts


In order to provide a culture medium eliminating variation by lot of component concentrations, the present invention provides a culture medium, and preferably a chemical-synthetic culture medium, imparting a proliferation ability to yeast that is equivalent to or greater than that of a ypd culture medium. A culture medium is provided which includes sugars as a carbon source capable of being assimilated by yeast; amino acids as a nitrogen source; vitamins; inositol; zinc ion (zn2+); potassium ion (k+), and magnesium ion (mg2+), and in which inositol concentration is between 50 and 10,000 mg/l..
Kohjin Life Sciences Co., Ltd.


10/22/15
20150299094 

Process and system for preparation of esters of levulinic acid


A process for converting sugars to esters of levulinic acid comprises mixing alcohol and glycerol with a feed stock comprising one or more sugars to create a reaction mixture of alcohol, glycerol and the feedstock is disclosed. The reaction mixture is contacted with an acid catalyst.
Praj Industries Limited


10/22/15
20150299087 

Process for the isolation of levulinic acid and formic acid


The invention provides a process for the isolation of levulinic acid and formic acid from a composition comprising formic acid and levulinic acid, said process comprising a solid-liquid separation step, a vapor removal step, and a solvent-solvent extraction step, wherein a vapor condensate vapor and/or an aqueous phase from the solvent extraction is used to wash the solid fraction. Washing with vapor condensate results in higher levulinic acid yields (higher levulinic acid recovery) as compared to washing with normal water.
Dsm Ip Assets B.v.


10/15/15
20150291988 

Method for obtaining sugar derivatives


A process for converting a sugar from a hemicellulose-containing material into the form of a compound having at least one ionic binding site, which is characterized in that the hemicellulose-containing material is hydrolyzed enzymatically or non-enzymatically and the obtained hydrolysate is subjected to a conversion involving at least one enzymatic step, wherein sugars are released and the released sugars are converted into compounds having at least one ionic binding site, and the use of such a process.. .

10/08/15
20150284466 

Stabilized antibody-containing formulations


The present invention relates to antibody-containing lyophilized formulations free from reducing sugars, non-reducing sugars, sugar alcohols or polysaccharides as excipients and including one or more amino acid selected from the group consisting of arginine, histidine, lysine, serine, proline, glycine, alanine and threonine or a salt thereof.. .

10/08/15
20150284354 

Microwave assisted synthesis of dehydrated sugar derivatives hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid, anhydrosugar alcohols, and ethers thereof


Methods for the production of dehydrated sugars and derivatives of dehydrated sugars using microwave (mw) irradiation and methods of purifying the same are described. The dehydrated sugars derivatives include 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (hmf) and anhydrosugar alcohols such as sorbitans and isosorbide.

10/01/15
20150275432 

Integration of non-woody biorefining at pulp and paper plants


In some variations, a process is provided for producing a pulp product at a biorefinery site, comprising: converting a woody cellulosic material to a first pulp stream; converting a non-woody cellulosic material to a second pulp stream; blending the second pulp stream into the first pulp stream; and recovering or further processing the blended pulp stream as a pulp product. Biorefinery site infrastructure may be shared between the woody and non-woody lines.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


10/01/15
20150275254 

Enzyme loading, cellulose hydrolysis, and inhibition of cellobiohydrolases using liquid hot water pretreatment


Disclosed herein are methods for extracting sugars from cellulose-containing sources to achieve high glucose yields while greatly reducing the amount of cellulase enzyme needed.. .
Purdue Research Foundation


10/01/15
20150275252 

Production of fermentable biomass sugars using high-solids enzymatic hydrolysis


In some variations, this invention provides a process for producing fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass, comprising: extracting biomass with steam or hot water to produce an extract liquor containing hemicellulose oligomers, dissolved lignin, and cellulose-rich solids; separating and washing the cellulose-rich solids; removing a portion of glucan contained in the washed cellulose-rich solids as glucose oligomers using a liquefaction-focused blend of enzymes; co-hydrolyzing glucose oligomers and hemicellulose oligomers, with enzymes or an acid catalyst, to produce glucose and hemicellulose monomers; and recovering the glucose and hemicellulose monomers as fermentable sugars. The liquefaction-focused blend of enzymes contains endoglucanases and exoglucanases.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc






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