Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Susan S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6992124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synergistic additives mixture for producing calendered polyolefin articles, comprising A) at least one component from the group of peroxide-destroying phosphorus or sulfur compounds, B) at least one component from the group of phenolic antioxidants, C) at least one component from the group of sterically hindered amines, and D) if desired, further additives. Using this additive mixture prevents sticking to the hot roll surfaces and reduces the degradation of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wick, Gerhard Pfahler, Alexander Lichtblau
  • Patent number: 6723138
    Abstract: A process for preparing diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments comprises conducting the elementary steps of pigment synthesis (reaction and hydrolysis) in a miniaturized continuous reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Nickel, Leonhard Unverdorben, Joachim Weber, Erwin Dietz, Juergen Patzlaff
  • Patent number: 6719861
    Abstract: A terpolymer comprising monomer units derived from an olefin having more than 40 carbon atoms, maleic anhydride, and an alkylallyl polyglycol ether of the formula R—(OCH2CH2)nO—CH2—CH═CH2 where n=3-20 and R=C1-C4-alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Ralf Bender
  • Patent number: 6703428
    Abstract: Resins obtainable from compounds of formula 1 in which the substituents R2 and HNR1 can be in the ortho, meta or para position relative to one another, and R1 has the same meaning as R2, or has the meaning —COR2, where R1 is independent of R2, R2 is C1-C30-alkyl, C2-C30-alkenyl, C6-C18-aryl, C7-C30-alkylaryl, by the steps, which can be carried out in any order, of A) reaction with an aldehyde of the formula 2 R3—CHO  (2), wherein R3 is H, C1-C30-alkyl, C2-C30-alkenyl, C6-C18-aryl or C7-C30-alkylaryl, and B) alkoxylation with a C2-C4-alkylene oxide in molar excess, such that the resulting alkoxylate has a degree of alkoxylation of from 1 to 100 alkylene oxide units per —NH group, and the resin has a molecular weight of from 250 to 100,000 units, and their use as emulsion breakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Holtrup, Tanja Schönstetter, Heidi Grundner
  • Patent number: 6646016
    Abstract: Resins useful in methods of breaking oil-water emulsions. The resins obtained by reacting a compound of formula 1 with an aldehyde and alkoxylating, in any order: wherein X is —NHR1; —COOH; or —CONHR2; and is ortho—, meta— or para— to X and is a radical of —O—R3; —C(O)R4; —OC(O)R5; —NR6R7; wherein R1-R7 values are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Holtrup, Elisabeth Wasmund, Wolfram Baumgärtner, Michael Feustel
  • Patent number: 6645927
    Abstract: A process for producing coated bleach activator granules in which bleach activator base granules are coated with a coating substance and are simultaneously and/or subsequently thermally conditioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Himmrich, Georg Borchers
  • Patent number: 6599335
    Abstract: Copolymers based on ethylene and unsaturated carboxylic esters and their use as mineral oil additives. The invention relates to copolymers of low olefins and vinyl esters, containing a) from 85 to 97 mol % of bivalent structural units of the formula 1 —CH2—CR1R2—  1  in which R1 and R2, independently of one another, are hydrogen or methyl, and b) at least 3 mol % of bivalent structural units of the formula 2  in which R3 is saturated, branched C6-C16-alkyl which has a tertiary carbon atom, wherein R3 is bonded by its tertiary carbon atom to the carboxyl function. The copolymers according to the invention are used as flow improvers for mineral oil distillates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Krull, Markus Kupetz, Raimund Wildfang
  • Patent number: 6586506
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved solid, colored wax-based article having longer color shelf-life. The invention comprises a synthetic wax, a colorant, and an effective amount of a compound of the formula (1) having symbols defined in the text. The preferred embodiments of the articles contain (1) that exhibits a UV absorptivity greater than or equal to 70 liters per gram-cm. at a wavelength of less than or equal to 400 nm, as measured in either methanol, toluene or chloroform, using a conventional UV spectrophotometer. The uses for the articles include candles, crayons, fertilizer coatings, rosebush coatings, plant grafting, sealants, sun-cracking protection of rubber and plastic products, paper coating, packaging food products, electrical insulation, waterproofing and cleaning compounds, carbon paper, and precision investment casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Joseph R. Webster, Stephen E. Russell
  • Patent number: 6566519
    Abstract: A process for preparing diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments comprises conducting the elementary steps of pigment synthesis (reaction and hydrolysis) in a miniaturized continuous reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Nickel, Leonhard Unverdorben, Joachim Weber, Erwin Dietz, Juergen Patzlaff
  • Patent number: 6544932
    Abstract: An additive for inhibiting the formation of gas hydrates in connection with hydrocarbon production and transportation comprising the water-soluble polymers comprising structural elements of the formula wherein each R is independently H or C1-C5-alkyl; X is H, an alkaline or earth alkaline metal or a quaternary ammonium group; R1 is H or C1-C18-alkyl; and R2 is C1-C18-alkyl; and wherein the alkyl groups represented by R1 and R2 optionally carry a hydroxy or amino substituent; and, optionally, a minor proportion of structural elements of the formula  wherein R, R1, R2 and X may have the meaning as above, and Alk is a C1-C5-alkylene chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignees: Clariant GmbH, RF-Rogaland Research
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Malcolm Kelland
  • Patent number: 6539954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid to paste machine dishwashing detergent which, in addition to customary machine dishwashing detergent ingredients, comprises a crystalline, layered silicate of the formula aA2O.bBO.cC2O3.dD2O5.eSiO2.fH2O, in which A is an alkali metal and/or hydrogen, B is an alkaline earth metal, C is an element from the third main group of the Periodic Table, and D is an element from the fifth main group of the Periodic Table, and the following also apply: 0≦a≦1; 0≦b≦0.5; 0≦c/e≦0.05; 0≦d/e≦0.25; 1.9≦e≦4; 0≦f≦20. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of this machine dishwashing detergent and to its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Günther Schimmel, Lothar Westermann, Harald Bauer
  • Patent number: 6541016
    Abstract: This invention relates to monoalkyl phosphoric esters, dialkyl phosphoric esters, and, in small amounts, trialkyl phosphoric esters or salts thereof, which are preferably based on &bgr;-branched fatty alcohols, particularly Guerbet alcohol, which are effective in lowering the surface tension of both polar and also nonpolar liquids, and which have high stability, even at elevated temperatures, and low sensitivity to electrolytes and acids. The invention further relates to the use of such mixtures as emulsifiers in cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulations, and to the resulting products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Angelika Turowski-Wanke, Matthias Löffler, Oliver Eyrisch, Werner Skrypzak
  • Patent number: 6534673
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing salts of dialkylphosphinic acids, which comprises a) reacting alkylphosphonous and/or hypo- phosphorous acid and/or alkali metal salts thereof with olefins in the presence of a free-radical initiator to give dialkylphosphinic acids and/or alkali metal salts thereof and b) reacting the dialkylphosphinic acids and/or alkali metal salts thereof obtained according to a) with metal compounds of Mg, Ca, Al, Sb, Sn, Ge, Ti, Zn, Fe, Zr, Ce, Bi, Sr, Mn, Li, Na and/or K to give the metal dialkyl20 phosphinate salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Weferling, Hans-Peter Schmitz, Günter Kolbe
  • Patent number: 6516840
    Abstract: The invention provides an explosive composition consisting of A) an oxygen-donating constituent, which forms a disperse phase, B) an organic constituent, which forms a dispersion phase, and C) at least one emulsifier, wherein the emulsifier includes a copolymer comprising, in random or regular order, structural units derived from maleic anhydride and from one or more olefins having more than 40 carbon atoms, where the structural units derived from maleic anhydride have been modified by reaction with alcohols, aminoalcohols, ammonia or amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Ralf Bender
  • Patent number: 6509424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of terpolymers of ethylene and at least 2 further olefinically unsaturated compounds by polymerization in a tubular reactor fitted with at least one side branch, wherein the fresh monomer components, which are introduced into the tubular reactor via the reactor inlet (the primary stream) or via the side branch or side branches (secondary stream or secondary streams), in each of the streams contain ethylene and at most one further olefinically unsaturated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Krull, Werner Reimann, Wilhelm Zoller, Heinz Dieter Bühnen, Gerhard Bettermann
  • Patent number: 6509401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synergistic flame retardant combination for thermoplastic polymers which comprises as component A a salt of 1-hydroxydihydrophosphole oxides of the formula (Ia) or formula (Ib) and/or 1-hydroxyphospholane oxides of the formula (II) and as component B a nitrogen compound of the formula (III) to (VIII) or a mixture of the compounds designated by the formulae in which the substituents are as defined in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Elke Jenewein, Bernd Nass, Wolfgang Wanzke
  • Patent number: 6488724
    Abstract: The additive described essentially comprises a selected alkoxylated fatty amine or fatty amine derivative and a special metal salt compound, preferably a metal soap. This additive for heavy oils effects a good emulsification or dispersion of asphaltenes and other higher-molecular weight compounds and, in addition, inter alia, increased storage stability, improved pumpability due to decreased viscosity of the oil and longer service lives of the filter systems. In addition, it also effects enhanced combustion of the heavy oils. The effective amount of additive in these oils is 2 to 2000 ppm. The oils described are suitable, in particular, as furnace fuel for industrial plants and power stations and as engine fuel for marine engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Günther Hertel, Michael Feustel, Hakan Byström, Geoffrey Richards
  • Patent number: 6479569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pigment preparation comprising an organic pigment and 0.2 to 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the pigment preparation, of an ammonium polyphosphate or of an organophosphorus compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Jung, Klaus Saitmacher, Arpad Acs
  • Patent number: 6472527
    Abstract: New heterocyclic compounds are disclosed which are used as intermediates for the preparation of trans-thiazine-indigo pigments which are in part new compounds and can be used for the mass pigmentation of organic substrates. Also disclosed are different environmentally friendly water-based processes for the preparation of the new heterocyclic compounds and the corresponding pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Till Borchert, Bansi Lal Kaul, Bruno Piastra, Valérie Wolf
  • Patent number: 6465528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resins obtained by reacting a compound of formula 1 with an aldehyde and alkoxylating, in any order: wherein X is —OH, Y is ortho-, meta- or para- to X and is a radical of formula 4, wherein R5 is a C1-C30-alkyl, C2-C30-alkenyl, C6-C18-aryl, or C7-C30-alkylaryl. The resin has a molecular mass from 250 to 100,000 and is useful in methods of breaking oil-water emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Holtrup, Elisabeth Wasmund, Wolfram Baumgärtner, Michael Feustel