Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph C. Gil
  • Patent number: 7279544
    Abstract: A multi stage process for the production of polycarbonates having low monomer content is disclosed. The process entails, in sequence, (i) transesterifying in the melt at least one dihydroxyaryl compound with at least one diaryl carbonate in the presence of at least one onium catalyst to produce a polycondensate that contains monomers, (ii) introducing into the polycondensate an inhibitor in an hypostoichiometric amount in relation to the catalyst and (iii) reducing in a finishing reactor the content of monomers in said polycondensate. The polycarbonate thus produced is characterized in that it contains less than 350 ppm of diphenyl carbonate, less than 40 ppm of 2,2-bis-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane and less than 150 ppm of phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Uwe Hucks, Melanie Möthrath, Helmut-Werner Heuer, Thomas König, Lydia Simon, Marc Buts, Johan Vanden Eynde
  • Patent number: 7268172
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition curable by radiation having a wavelength of 300 nm or more, a method of producing a coated substrate using such composition and the coated product so-produced. More particularly, the composition of the present invention comprises A) from about 1 to about 99% by weight of an unsaturated polymer or oligomer, B) from about 1 to about 99% by weight of an unsaturated epoxy acrylate, C) one or more photoinitiators, and, optionally, D) one or more solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Hermann Bach, Roy B. Clemens, Larry Galeza, Charles A. Gambino, Scott A. Grace, Michael Dvorchak, Ramesh Subramanian
  • Patent number: 7265170
    Abstract: A thermoplastic molding composition characterized by its optical brightness and good weathering resistance is disclosed. The composition contains a poly(ester) carbonate an optical brightener conforming to where R1, R2, R3 R4, R5 and R6 independently denote H, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or halogen, or where R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 mutually independently stand for H, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, halogen or a cyano group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Rüdiger Gorny, Siegfried Anders, Wolfgang Nising, Marco Roelofs
  • Patent number: 7253252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new water-soluble polyaspartic esters and also to their use in aqueous coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Burkhard Köhler, Meike Niesten, Joachim Simon, Christian Wamprecht
  • Patent number: 7253321
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for the preparation of polyamines of the diphenylmethane series. This process comprises a) reacting aniline and formaldehyde in a molar ratio of 1.5:1 to 6:1, in the presence of an acid catalyst at temperatures of 20° C. to 100° C., in which the water content in the acid reaction mixture is <20 wt. % and a degree of protonation of <15% is established, and b) increasing the temperature of the reaction to a temperature of 110° C. to 250° C. when the ratio of the weight contents of p-aminobenzylaniline to 4,4?-MDA in the reaction mixture falls below a value of 1.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Torsten Hagen, Daniel Koch, Hans-Georg Pirkl, Fritz Pohl, Stefan Wershofen, Rudolf Uchdorf, Richard Adamson
  • Patent number: 7250483
    Abstract: An improvement to the melt transesterification process for the preparation of polycarbonate is disclosed. The improvement entails adding to the process between its medium viscosity reactor and a high viscosity reactor at least one bridged ester of organic sulphur-containing acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Helmut-Werner Heuer, Melanie Möthrath, Peter Snobl, Lothar Bunzel, Thomas Pfingst, Marc Buts, Lydia Simon
  • Patent number: 7250219
    Abstract: A multilayered article is disclosed, which includes, in sequence: (1) a substrate (S), e.g., of thermoplastic polycarbonate; (2) a scratch-resistant layer (SR); and (3) a top layer (T). The scratch-resistant layer is prepared by curing a scratch-resistant coating composition comprising a polycondensate prepared from at least one silane, said polycondensate being prepared by a sol-gel process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Peter Bier, Peter Capellen
  • Patent number: 7240689
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing head and to a method of mixing at least one polyol component and at least one isocyanate component and where appropriate additives, to form a polyurethane reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hennecke GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Wirth, Reiner Raffel
  • Patent number: 7238745
    Abstract: Polyurethane/ureas including hydrophilic moieties and alkoxysilane groups of formula (I) —X—CO—NR2—Y—Si—(Z)3 ??(I) where X is O or NR2; R2 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, substituted C1-C6 alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or benzyl; Y is C1-C8 linear and branched alkylene; and Z is an organic group inert to isocyanate groups below 100° C. At least one Z group is an alkoxy group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms. The polyurethane/urea can be in an aqueous dispersion, which can be used to prepare coatings. The dispersion is prepared by (ii) reacting an organic polyisocyanate with a high molecular weight polyol, optionally a low molecular weight isocyanate-reactive compound, an isocyanate-reactive compound containing hydrophilic groups, and/or an amine chain extender forming a prepolymer; (ii) reacting the prepolymer in (i) with a compound of formula (II) OCN—Y—Si—(Z)3 ??(II) where Y and Z are as defined; and (iii) dispersing the reaction product in (II) in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Roesler, Lyubov K. Gindin
  • Patent number: 7238825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for preparing aliphatic oligocarbonate diols by transesterifying dimethyl carbonate (DMC) with aliphatic diols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Steffen Hofacker, Rolf Bachmann, Lothar Bäcker, Herbert Witossek
  • Patent number: 7235598
    Abstract: A thermoplastic molding compositions comprising thermoplastic polycarbonate and an additive amount of an aluminum compound is disclosed. The aluminum compound is characterized by its particle size and the composition is characterized by its improved anti-static properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Michael Zobel, Thomas Eckel, Dieter Wittmann, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 7232860
    Abstract: An aqueous binder dispersion that includes at least one copolymer (P) containing carboxylic acid and/or carboxylate groups. The copolymer (P) includes structural units of carboxyl-free (meth)acrylic esters with a cycloaliphatic structure, and at least 25 mol % of the carboxylic acid groups of the copolymer (P) in the dispersion being present in triethanolamine-neutralized form. The aqueous binder can be used in aqueous coating materials, which can be used to coat a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Martin Melchiors, Ulrich Freudenberg, Robert Reyer, Raul Pires, Sandra Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 7230037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the continuous mixing of at least one polyol component and at least one isocyanate component and optionally additives to form a polyurethane reaction mixture in a stirrer mixer with an axially conveying stirrer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Hennecke GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Michael Sulzbach, Reiner Raffel, Jürgen Wirth, Wolfgang Pawlik, Florian Thiebes, Lothar Röhrig
  • Patent number: 7227147
    Abstract: A process for monitoring and/or controlling a nitrating process, having the following steps: measuring inline infrared spectra of nitric acid content in a reaction mixture stream downstream of the nitration reaction, preferably near-infrared spectra, evaluating the measured spectra by means of a computer-assisted, matrix-specific calibration model for the purpose of determining the content of nitric acid, transmitting the results of spectrometric examination to a process control system, inputting the results of spectrometric examination for the purpose of specifying the content of nitric acid in the acid phase into a regulator (224) for control of the metering (207,217) of nitric acid into a nitrating reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Claus Riehle, Marcus Brand, Frank Hilgers, Klaus Jäger, Rainer Giesen, Heinz-Josef Hamacher, Udo Wolf
  • Patent number: 7223890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved isocyanate reactive mixture containing at least one DMC-catalyzed polyol and about 0.25 to about 15 wt. %, based on the total weight of the isocyanate-reactive mixture, of at least one ethylene oxide (EO) containing water compatibilizer. The isocyanate reactive mixtures of the present invention may find use in the preparation of polyurethane foams, coatings, elastomers, sealants, adhesives and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: David A. Radovich, Richard G. Skorpenske, Gary W. Munko
  • Patent number: 7223801
    Abstract: A composition and method for protecting pipeline joints is disclosed. A mold covers the exposed pipeline joint. A reaction composition including a polyol, an isocyanate, and an ester, preferably 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-pentanediol diisobutyrate, is added to the mold and allowed to react to form a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Baysystems North America LLC
    Inventor: Scott A Brown
  • Patent number: 7223832
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to polyols prepared in the presence of double metal cyanide catalysts (“DMC”) which are prepared by combining i) at least one metal salt; ii) at least one metal cyanide salt; iii) at least one organic complexing ligand; iv) at least one alkali metal salt; and, optionally, v) at least one functionalized polymer under conditions sufficient to form a catalyst; and adding a sufficient amount of the at least one alkali metal salt to the catalyst so formed in an amount such that the catalyst includes the at least one alkali metal salt in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 6 wt. % based on the total weight of the catalyst. The polyols produced by the process of the present invention have reduced levels of high molecular weight tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignees: Bayer Antwerpen, J.V., Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Bi Le-Khac, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 7220814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new hydrophilicized blocked polyisocyanates, a process for preparing them and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Rische, Christoph Gürtler, Karin Naujoks, Thomas Feller
  • Patent number: 7220790
    Abstract: A thermoplastic molding composition having good flame resistance, melt flowability, resistance to chemicals and creep is disclosed. The composition contains A) at least one member having weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 25,000 to 35,000 g/mol, selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and polyestercarbonate B) ABS graft polymer produced by the mass polymerization process and characterized in (i) having a butadiene content of 8 to 15% in relation to the weight of the graft polymer, (ii) having an acrylic acid derivative content of 15 to 30% in relation to the total weight of the acrylic derivative and styrene monomer, and (iii) containing styrene monomer-acrylic acid derivative copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 5·104 to 14·104 g/mol. The composition may further contain one or more of halogen-free phosphorus compounds, fluorinated polyolefin, a polymer containing acrylate monomer and an inorganic material in particulate form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Thomas Eckel, Dieter Wittmann, Dirk Kurzidim
  • Patent number: 7214752
    Abstract: Homopolymers suitable for storage of information provided optically are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Horst Berneth, Uwe Claussen, Serguei Kostromine, Ralf Neigl, Hans-Joachim Vedder