Patents by Inventor Andreas Maus

Andreas Maus 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).

  • Publication number: 20210284828
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blown films, made from or containing an ethylene homopolymer or copolymer A) and an ethylene copolymer B) having a MIE value lower than the MIE value of A), the composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.948 to 0.960 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 40; 3) MIF from 6 to less than 15 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 0.5 to 3.5; 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82; 6) ?0.02 of equal to or less than 150000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gerhardus MEIER, Ulf SCHUELLER, Andreas MAUS, Harilaos MAVRIDIS
  • Patent number: 10619035
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.945 to 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 43; 3) MIF from 4.0 to less than 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 3.5 to 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 10577490
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 23 to about 40; 3) MIF from about 8.5 to about 18 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.45. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Harilaos Mavridis, Diana Dötsch
  • Patent number: 10457800
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.951 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 25 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 3.5 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 1 to about 40; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.83. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20180362743
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 23 to about 40; 3) MIF from about 8.5 to about 18 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.45. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes and films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Harrilaos Mavridis, Diana Dötsch
  • Patent number: 10077322
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a gas-phase polymerization process for preparing polyethylene, wherein halogenated alcohols in combination with a Ti based catalyst component and aluminum alkyls as co-catalyst suppress ethane formation or increase polymerization activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Pietro Baita, Tiziano Dall'Occo, Maria Di Diego, Dario Liguori, Lorella Marturano, Andreas Maus, Gabriele Mei, Gerhardus Meier, Giampiero Morini, Roberta Pica, Ulf Schueller
  • Publication number: 20180237621
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.951 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 25 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 3.5 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 1 to about 40; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.83. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke, Harrilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20180179367
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 20 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 4.0 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harrilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 9932465
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin, including polymerizing olefins in the presence of an antistatic agent made from or containing an alkylene oxide derived polymer made from or containing in average from about 10 to about 200 repeating units —(CH2—CHR—O)— with R being hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, wherein the alkylene oxide derived polymer is a random copolymer of ethylene oxide and other alkylene oxides and a ratio of n:m is in the range of from 6:1 to 1:1, wherein (n) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CH2—O)— derived from ethylene oxide and (m) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CHR?—O)— derived from the other alkylene oxides with R? being an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the end groups of the alkylene oxide derived polymer are —OH groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Shahram Mihan, Andreas Maus, Pietro Baita, Maria Di Diego, Lorella Marturano
  • Publication number: 20180072876
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin, including polymerizing olefins in the presence of an antistatic agent made from or containing an alkylene oxide derived polymer made from or containing in average from about 10 to about 200 repeating units —(CH2—CHR—O)— with R being hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, wherein the alkylene oxide derived polymer is a random copolymer of ethylene oxide and other alkylene oxides and a ratio of n:m is in the range of from 6:1 to 1:1, wherein (n) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CH2—O)— derived from ethylene oxide and (m) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CHR?—O)— derived from the other alkylene oxides with R? being an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the end groups of the alkylene oxide derived polymer are —OH groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Shahram Mihan, Andreas Maus, Pietro Baita, Maria Di Diego, Lorella Marturano
  • Publication number: 20170327603
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a gas-phase polymerization process for preparing polyethylene, wherein halogenated alcohols in combination with a Ti based catalyst component and aluminum alkyls as co-catalyst suppress ethane formation or increase polymerization activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PIETRO BAITA, TIZIANO DALL'OCCO, MARIA DI DIEGO, DARIO LIGUORI, LORELLA MARTURANO, ANDREAS MAUS, GABRIELE MEI, GERHARDUS MEIER, GIAMPIERO MORINI, ROBERTA PICA, ULF SCHUELLER
  • Patent number: 9441056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slurry process for preparing an ethylene polymer having a melt flow ratio F/P, which is the ratio among the melt index value measured according to ASTM 1238 condition “F” and the melt index value measured according to ASTM 1238 condition “P” of equal to or lower than 27, carried out in two or more stages of polymerization at temperatures in the range from 60 to 120° C., in which at least two of the said two or more polymerization stages are carried out under different amounts of molecular weight regulator, said process being carried out in the presence of (A) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, halogen, having a porosity (PF), measured by the mercury method and due to pores with radius equal to, or lower than, 1 ?m, of at least 0.3 cm3/g and a surface area determined by BET method, of lower than 100 m2/g, and being further characterized by the fact that more than 50% of the titanium atoms are in a valence state lower than 4 and (B) of an organoaluminum compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Maus, Gerhardus Meier, Gianni Collina, Diego Brita
  • Publication number: 20150353655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slurry process for preparing an ethylene polymer having a melt flow ratio F/P, which is the ratio among the melt index value measured according to ASTM 1238 condition “F” and the melt index value measured according to ASTM 1238 condition “P” of equal to or lower than 27, carried out in two or more stages of polymerization at temperatures in the range from 60 to 120° C., in which at least two of the said two or more polymerization stages are carried out under different amounts of molecular weight regulator, said process being carried out in the presence of (A) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, halogen, having a porosity (PF), measured by the mercury method and due to pores with radius equal to, or lower than, 1 ?m, of at least 0.3 cm3/g and a surface area determined by BET method, of lower than 100 m2/g, and being further characterized by the fact that more than 50% of the titanium atoms are in a valence state lower than 4 and (B) of an organoaluminum compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Maus, Gerhardus Meier, Gianni Collina, Diego Brita
  • Patent number: 9043104
    Abstract: A method of determining and shifting to an optimal gear in a vehicle prior to entering a curve in a vehicle which comprises an automatic transmission. A curve speed limit is determined for an anticipated curve which is recognized by a navigation device, an anticipated road pattern and dependent on the vehicle and curve or road data, and a sportiness indicator (Ftyp). For each anticipated curve, an actual, optimal gear is determined, based on the determined curve speed limit and the sportiness indicator (FTyp) and, after determining the optimal gear, the method performs a check to determine whether or not the optimal gear deviates from the engaged gear (RGA_DEST). When a deviation is recognized and a driver reaction, which causes a deceleration of the vehicle and/or a reduction of the vehicle speed, is present, a down shift down to the actual, optimal gear occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Michael Kiefer, Franz-Josef Schuler, Uwe Reitemeier, Andreas Maus
  • Patent number: 8569434
    Abstract: An ethylene copolymer, a catalyst system suitable to prepare the ethylene copolymer, and a process to prepare such ethylene copolymer are described. The use of the ethylene copolymer as impact modifier in polyethylene and as compatibilizer in a polymer blend are also described. The ethylene copolymer has a density from 0.855 g/cm3 to 0.910 g/cm3, a polydispersity Mw/Mn lower than 3.5, comprises at least one first ethylene polymer component and at least one second ethylene polymer component having different comonomer contents so as to show at least two predetermined CRYSTAF peak temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Shahram Mihan, Volker Dolle, Andreas Maus
  • Publication number: 20120310499
    Abstract: A method of determining and shifting to an optimal gear in a vehicle prior to entering a curve in a vehicle which comprises an automatic transmission. A curve speed limit is determined for an anticipated curve which is recognized by a navigation device, an anticipated road pattern and dependent on the vehicle and curve or road data, and a sportiness indicator (Ftyp). For each anticipated curve, an actual, optimal gear is determined, based on the determined curve speed limit and the sportiness indicator (FTyp) and, after determinating the optimal gear, the method performs a check to determine whether or not the optimal gear deviates from the engaged gear (RGA_DEST). When a deviation is recognized and a driver reaction, which causes a deceleration of the vehicle and/or a reduction of the vehicle speed, is present, a down shift down to the actual, optimal gear occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Michael Kiefer, Franz-Josef Schuler, Uwe Reitemeier, Andreas Maus
  • Publication number: 20110313111
    Abstract: An ethylene copolymer, a catalyst system suitable to prepare the ethylene copolymer, and a process to prepare such ethylene copolymer are described. The use of the ethylene copolymer as impact modifier in polyethylene and as compatibilizer in a polymer blend are also described. The ethylene copolymer has a density from 0.855 g/cm3 to 0.910 g/cm3, a polydispersity Mw/Mn lower than 3.5, comprises at least one first ethylene polymer component and at least one second ethylene polymer component having different comonomer contents so as to show at least two predetermined CRYSTAF peak temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Shahram Mihan, Volker Dolle, Andreas Maus
  • Patent number: 7933785
    Abstract: A method for managing employee benefits in real-time includes receiving, from an employer, requirements for benefits; transmitting the requirements to one or more benefits providers; receiving bids from the one or more benefits providers to satisfy the requirements for benefits; receiving, from the employer, an authorization to enroll benefits of a selected benefits provider from the one or more benefits providers; and transmitting the authorization to the selected benefits provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Andreas Mau
  • Publication number: 20050015277
    Abstract: A method for managing employee benefits in real-time includes receiving, from an employer, requirements for benefits; transmitting the requirements to one or more benefits providers; receiving bids from the one or more benefits providers to satisfy the requirements for benefits; receiving, from the employer, an authorization to enroll benefits of a selected benefits provider from the one or more benefits providers; and transmitting the authorization to the selected benefits provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventor: Andreas Mau