Patents by Inventor Andreas Kramer

Andreas Kramer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11370403
    Abstract: An apparatus having a housing, a cavity which is disposed in the housing and which at least in regions is configured as a bore in which at least one piston and one piston spring associated with the piston are received, wherein the piston spring in the bore when activating the piston in the operation of the apparatus is compressed by the piston. The piston spring is configured from a magnetic or magnetizable material, the piston is configured from a non-magnetic material, and an assembly unit which comprises the piston having the piston spring is provided, and in which the piston spring is held on the piston by a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Andreas Bischoff, Horst Krämer, Manfred Rüffer, Jörg Loke, Sascha Gerber, Ingo Knewitz
  • Publication number: 20220144746
    Abstract: A process for preparing an aldol ester of the formula (I), wherein at least one carboxylic anhydride of the formula (II) is reacted with at least one aldol of the formula (III) with heating in the presence of a basic catalyst with a pKa of the conjugate acid of at least 8, and the reaction product obtained from the process. The process provides a light-coloured and low-odour reaction product which has a high content of aldol ester content of the formula (I) and can be used, without elaborate purification steps, particularly without overhead distillation of the aldol ester, as a blocking agent for primary amines. The resultant blocked amines have a long storage life together with polymers containing isocyanate groups, and cure rapidly and reliably on contact with moisture to form mechanically high-grade and robust elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs BURCKHARDT, Andreas KRAMER, Michael GEYER, John BARRATT
  • Patent number: 11279797
    Abstract: A curing agent for epoxy resin compositions containing at least one amine of formula (I) and at least one amine of formula (II). The curing agent is a low-odor, low-viscosity, low-toxicity curing agent and has a low propensity for carbamatization and a high reactivity toward epoxy resins. It enables low-odor and low-emission epoxy resin products which are readily processable and which even at low temperatures and high humidities undergo rapid and problem-free curing to afford high-quality plastics having a high hardness and a regular, non-tacky surface with high gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis Kasemi, Andreas Kramer, Ursula Stadelmann, Urs Burckhardt
  • Publication number: 20220041838
    Abstract: A thixotropic agent for increasing the yield point of a curable composition, wherein the thixotropic agent includes (i) at least one urea compound from the reaction of at least one isocyanate with at least one amine and (ii) at least one polyether having blocked hydroxyl groups. The thixotropic agent is preparable in a simple manner and forms a spreadable paste which is firm at room temperature. It is particularly suitable as a constituent of moisture-curing polyurethane or SMP compositions, giving a good increase in the yield point thereof, without adversely affecting storage stability or migration characteristics. It enables phthalate-free adhesives, sealants or coatings that have surprisingly good conveyability coupled with a high yield point, and do not cause any problems with odor or fogging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas KRAMER, Urs BURCKHARDT, Michael SCHLUMPF, Martin KONSTANZER
  • Patent number: 11242428
    Abstract: Hydroxyaldimines of formula (I), their reaction products, in particular products of their reaction with polyisocyanates, and compositions including isocyanate groups and containing such reaction products. The hydroxyaldimine permits compositions which have good storage stability, a long open time, low odour, rapid, bubble-free curing and good mechanical properties, and which are not susceptible to plasticizer migration and have a particularly low content of monomeric diisocyanates. In particular, it permits reactive hot-melt adhesives with a particularly good workability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs Burckhardt, Andreas Kramer, Martin Schmider
  • Publication number: 20220033568
    Abstract: A hardener for epoxy resins, containing at least one amine A1 of formula (I) and at least one amine A2 of formula (II), the weight ratio of amine A1 to amine A2 ranging between 20/1 and 1/2. The hardener allows the manufacture of low-emission epoxy resin adhesives having good workability, a sufficiently long pot-life and open time with rapid curing, high strength, low brittleness, high adhesion, in particular to steel, and a sufficiently high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT, Ulrich GERBER
  • Publication number: 20220025176
    Abstract: A polyurethane composition, which contains at least one isocyanate-group-containing polymer, obtained from the reaction of at least one polyol with at least one diisocyanate, and at least one oxazolidine of the formula (I). The polyurethane composition allows one-component moisture-curing adhesives, sealants or coatings that have good storage stability, long open times and cure quickly to give a surprisingly non-tacky material having pronounced high-resilient properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas KRAMER, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Patent number: 11225588
    Abstract: A process for preparing a curing agent for epoxy resins, in which an amine mixture including at least one parent amine of the formula (I) and at least one alkylated amine of the formula (II) is reacted or adducted with at least one glycidyl ether of the formula (III). The amine mixture is especially a reaction mixture from the partial alkylation of the amine of the formula (I). The process described enables, with low energy expenditure and high space-time yield, curing agents of low odor, low toxicity, low viscosity and high reactivity for epoxy resins and epoxy resin products that cure rapidly at ambient temperatures and especially also under cold conditions and at the same time enable high-quality coatings having an even, shiny surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis Kasemi, Andreas Kramer, Ursula Stadelmann, Urs Burckhardt
  • Patent number: 11214706
    Abstract: A composition having at least one polyisocyanate and/or at least one isocyanate-group-containing polyurethane polymer and at least one latent hardener having aldimino group(s) of formula (I)—as an elastic adhesive, sealant or coating, which is applied on at least one plasticiser migration sensitive substrate and/or is provided with at least one covering layer and a composite obtained therefrom. The method is characterized in that porous material or stress-crackforming plastics can be used without restriction as substrates and very different materials can be used without restriction as covering layers, without the occurrence of damage associated with plasticiser migration from the composition, such as bleeding, discoloring, spotting, softening, swelling or detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs Burckhardt, Andreas Kramer
  • Publication number: 20210395155
    Abstract: Methods of using a curable composition, the curable composition including at least one polyether having blocked hydroxyl groups as the plasticizer on at least one alkaline substrate. The curable composition is storage-stable, easy to handle and highly elastic after curing, and does not show any tendency to separate or migrate. It enables elastic bonding, sealing or coating of alkaline substrates, such as, in particular, fresh or green concrete or cement mortar, without occurrence of troublesome odors triggered by plasticizer hydrolysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas KRAMER, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Patent number: 11198754
    Abstract: Heat-curing epoxy resin compositions are characterized by high impact strength, good storage stability, and a low curing temperature. The epoxy resin compositions are suitable for use as a construction shell adhesive and for producing structural foams. They can already be cured in so-called bottom-baking conditions. Furthermore, it has been found that the use of an accelerator of the formula (Ia) or (Ib) results in an increase of the impact strength of heat-curing epoxy resin compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kramer, Jürgen Finter, Karsten Frick, Urs Rheinegger, Jan Olaf Schulenburg
  • Publication number: 20210371571
    Abstract: A method for preparing an acid solution by contacting at least one aromatic carboxylic or sulfonic acid with at least one polyether having blocked hydroxyl groups as a solvent. The polyether having blocked hydroxyl groups is not volatile and exhibits a surprisingly high dissolving capacity for the aromatic carboxylic or sulfonic acid. The acid solution is very compatible in curable compositions and does not cause any emission or odor or migration effects. The acid solution is particularly suitable as a constituent of polyurethane compositions having latent curing agents for accelerating the hydrolysis of the latent reactive groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Michael SCHLUMPF, Andreas KRAMER, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Patent number: 11161930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a first component containing at least one polyol, and a second component containing at least one polyisocyanate, the composition further comprising at least one aldimine of formula (I). The composition exhibits a long open time and fast curing without odor immissions, wherein a bubble-free, elastic material having a non-tacky surface and good strength, extensibility, elasticity and resistance is produced, which does not tend to problems arising with plasticizer migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs Burckhardt, Andreas Kramer
  • Publication number: 20210332181
    Abstract: A curing agent for epoxy resins, including at least one amine A1 of the formula (I) and at least one amine A2 which is a polyalkyleneamine or polyethyleneimine, where the weight ratio between amine A1 and amine A2 is in the range from 20/1 to 1/2. The curing agent of the invention enables inexpensive and low-emission epoxy resin products having good processability, long pot life, surprisingly rapid curing, especially also under cold conditions, high strength, high bond strengths, high glass transition temperature and a low tendency to yellowing, with formation of surprisingly nice surfaces having barely any blushing-related defects even in the case of two-dimensional application and under moist and cold conditions. Such epoxy resin products are advantageously usable as coating, especially for floors, or as adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Publication number: 20210301077
    Abstract: A composition containing calcium nitrate, at least one epoxy resin and at least one amine of formula (I). The composition allows the manufacture of low-emission epoxy-resin coatings that have good workability and that cure particularly rapidly in cold and damp conditions, without blushing-induced surface defects, thus achieving coatings of in particular high mechanical quality, with a minimal tendency to yellowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Publication number: 20210301075
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition, the curing components of which contain at least one amine of formula (I) and optionally at least one amine A which is, in particular, an adduct of a polyamine and an epoxide. The amine for formula (I) is used in particular in the form of a reaction product of the reductive alkylation of 1,2-ethylenediamine and an aldehyde or ketone. The epoxy resin composition is used in particular as a low-emission, room-temperature-curing epoxy-resin coating. It is characterised by good processibility, quick curing, high hardness, a nice surface and a low tendency to yellowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Publication number: 20210277175
    Abstract: The use of an amine of formula (I) as a component of a hardener for epoxy resins, hardeners for epoxy resins containing the amine of formula (I), and resultant epoxy resin compositions which can particularly be used as low-emission room-temperature-curing epoxy-resin coatings with high hardness and surface quality. The amine of formula (I) is low-odour and a very successful diluent for epoxy resin compositions. It is particularly obtained by reductive alkylation from 1,2-ethylenediamine or 1,2-propylenediamine and an aldehyde or ketone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Publication number: 20210246101
    Abstract: The use of an aldehyde mixture containing 70 to 95 wt % of aldehydes of formula (I) and 5 to 30 wt % of alkylbenzene compounds not corresponding to formula (I) as a blocking agent for amines results in odorless, especially economically blocked amines, which at room temperature are typically liquid and have a surprisingly low viscosity. Such blocked amines are particularly suitable as latent hardeners in isocyanate-group-containing compositions. Single-component moisture-curing polyurethane compositions formulated therewith are surprisingly stable in storage, can be used for low-emission applications without odor problems and do not trigger any problems with plasticizer migration. Surprisingly, said compositions even have advantages over corresponding compositions having latent hardeners based on purified aldehydes of formula (I), in particular with respect to viscosity, storage stability and especially strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs BURCKHARDT, Andreas KRAMER
  • Publication number: 20210246257
    Abstract: A curing agent for epoxy resins has N-benzylethane-1,2-diamine and N,N?-dibenzylethane-1,2-diamine in a weight ratio in the range from 65/35 to 95/5. The curing agent is easy to prepare, thins epoxy resins particularly well, and enables low-emission epoxy resin products that have good workability and a long pot-life, cure reliably and surprisingly fast and can be walked on after a short time, in particular even in cold conditions. Coatings of particularly high mechanical grade, with a high surface quality and a minimal tendency to yellowing, can thus be produced. Epoxy resins of this type are particularly suitable for coating floors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Edis KASEMI, Andreas KRAMER, Ursula STADELMANN, Urs BURCKHARDT
  • Publication number: 20210239795
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement of a motor vehicle, the sensor arrangement having a sensor element emitting electromagnetic radiation in a measuring direction to determine a measurement signal, and a cover element disposed in front of the sensor element in the measuring direction and being an injection-molded plastic part permeable to the electro-magnetic radiation and having an outer side facing a vehicle environment and an inner side facing the sensor element, and a heating means comprising conductor tracks. The conductor tracks can be applied to a film formed to the inner side of the cover element during production of the cover element by injection-molding, the film with the conductor tracks thus forming an insert of the injection-molded cover element, the conductor tracks being located on the side of the film facing away from the sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander KILIAS, Andrea KRAMER, Dirk LEGLER