Patents by Inventor Bjoern LANGLOTZ

Bjoern LANGLOTZ 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: 20210246362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a water-soluble copolymer comprising the step of reacting a monomer (a) of formula (I), wherein Q1, Q2, R1 to R7 and X have the meaning as indicated in the description and claims with at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, anionic monomer (b), preferably representing a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least one carboxy, phosphonate or sulfonate group and salts thereof, preferably their ammonium salts or alkaline-earth metal salts or alkali metal salts; and at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, non-ionic monomer (c). The present invention further relates to a copolymer obtainable by said process and its use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), a formulation comprising said copolymer and a method of oil production uses said formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Bjoern LANGLOTZ, Christian BITTNER, Stefan STEIN
  • Publication number: 20210230331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a water-soluble copolymer comprising the step of reacting a monomer (a) of formula (I), (1) wherein Q1, Q2, R1 to R7and X have the meaning as indicated in the description and claims with at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, anionic monomer (b), preferably representing a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least one carboxy, phosphonate or sulfonate group and salts thereof, preferably their ammonium salts or alkaline-earth metal salts or alkali metal salts; and at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, non-ionic monomer (c). The present invention further relates to a copolymer obtainable by said process and its use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), a formulation comprising said copolymer and a method of oil production uses said formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Bjoern LANGLOTZ, Christian BITTNER, Stefan STEIN
  • Patent number: 10975177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a polyacrylamide solution having increased viscosity. In particular, the present invention is related to the separation of a biocatalyst from an aqueous acrylamide solution prepared utilizing the biocatalyst prior to polymerization of the aqueous acrylamide solution to polyacrylamide. A polyacrylamide solution having increased viscosity is well suited to be used in tertiary oil recovery. Accordingly, the present application provides means and methods to crucially improve the quality of polyacrylamide solutions for use in tertiary oil recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Bjoern Langlotz, Linda Garella, Michael Guenter Braun, Juergen Daeuwel
  • Patent number: 10927222
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra Jeck, Oliver Soetje, Tobias Bringmann, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Dirk Meckelnburg, Dennis Loesch, Bjoern Langlotz, John Barratt, Faissal-Ali El-Toufaili, Hazel Sprafke, Bernd Schube, Markus Ostermayr
  • Publication number: 20200407820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of copolymers as binders for pelletizing metal containing ores such as iron containing ores. The copolymers comprise monomer units derived from at least one monomer C of formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bjoern LANGLOTZ, Shane HOFF, Adrian Mauricio VILLANUEVA BERINDOAGUE, Alexej MICHAILOVSKI, Frank DIERSCHKE
  • Publication number: 20190292330
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra JECK, Oliver SOETJE, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Hazel SPRAFKE, Bernd SCHUBE, Markus OSTERMAYR
  • Patent number: 10316170
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for producing a composition comprising at least one acrylamide polymer P and at least one stabilizer St for preventing polymer degradation by molecular oxygen, wherein the acrylamide polymer P is obtained in the form of a polymer gel, and the acrylamide polymer gel having a water content of at least 30% by weight, based on the overall polymer gel, is treated with an aqueous solution SS comprising 0.1% to 50% by weight, based on the overall aqueous solution SS, of the at least one stabilizer St.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Bjoern Langlotz
  • Publication number: 20190153300
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, where the method includes: hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution; directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel; and directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, wherein the polyacrylamide gel is dissolved by water jet cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20190144574
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution is disclosed. The method comprises:—hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution,—directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel, and—directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20190112399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a polyacrylamide solution having increased viscosity. In particular, the present invention is related to the separation of a biocatalyst from an aqueous acrylamide solution prepared utilizing the biocatalyst prior to polymerization of the aqueous acrylamide solution to polyacrylamide. A polyacrylamide solution having in creased viscosity is well suited to be used in tertiary oil recovery. Accordingly, the present application provides means and methods to crucially improve the quality of polyacrylamide solutions for use in tertiary oil recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bjoern LANGLOTZ, Linda GARELLA, Michael Guenter BRAUN, Juergen DAEUWEL
  • Patent number: 10233272
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-soluble homo- or copolymers comprising (meth)acrylamide by free-radical polymerization of an aqueous solution of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising at least (meth)acrylamide in the presence of at least one stabilizer for prevention of polymer degradation by molecular oxygen. The stabilizer is preferably one selected from the group of sulfur compounds, sterically hindered amines, N-oxides, nitroso compounds, aromatic hydroxyl compounds and ketones, more preferably 2-mercaptobenzothiazole or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Björn Langlotz
  • Patent number: 10100174
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for producing a composition comprising at least one acrylamide polymer P and at least one stabilizer St, wherein the acrylamide polymer P is obtained in the form of a polymer gel, and the acrylamide polymer gel having a water content in the range from 50% to 80% by weight, based on the overall polymer gel, is treated with an aqueous solution SS comprising at least one stabilizer St selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, N-oxides, organic nitroso compounds, aromatic hydroxyl compounds and ketones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Bjoern Langlotz
  • Patent number: 10035729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising (?) at least one inorganic binder and (?) at least one water-soluble copolymer based on (a) 0.1 to 20 wt % of at least one monomer of the formula (I) and (b) 25 to 99.9 wt % of at least one hydrophilic monomer (b) which is different from monomer (a), where the at least one copolymer has a molar mass average M of 1 500 000 to 30 000 000 g/mol. Furthermore, a process for producing this composition is disclosed. A further aspect of the present invention is the use of the copolymer of component (?) as rheological additive in a composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Björn Langlotz, Thomas Gastner, Torben Gädt, Oliver Mazanec, Michael Schinabeck, Diana Eissmann, Stefan Friedrich
  • Patent number: 9783730
    Abstract: A process for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least one water-soluble, hydrophobically associating copolymer is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit having a deposit temperature of 20° C. to 120° C. and crude oil is withdrawn from the deposit through at least one production well, wherein the water-soluble copolymer comprises at least acrylamide or derivatives thereof and a mixture comprising at least two amphiphilic macromonomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Björn Langlotz, Tobias Zimmermann, Roland Reichenbach-Klinke, Christian Bittner
  • Patent number: 9777094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water-soluble hydrophobically associating copolymers which are obtained in the presence of a nonpolymerizable surface-active compound and which comprise novel hydrophobically associating monomers. The monomers comprise an ethylenically unsaturated group and a polyether block, the polyether block comprising a hydrophilic polyethyleneoxy block and a hydrophobic polyalkyleneoxy block consisting of alkyleneoxy units having at least 4 carbon atoms. The monomers may optionally have a terminal polyethyleneoxy block. The invention further relates to processes for preparing the copolymers and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Björn Langlotz, Benjamin Wenzke, Christian Spindler, Roland Reichenbach-Klinke
  • Patent number: 9765167
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerization process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads comprising an aqueous solution of water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerizing the monomer or monomer blend to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, and recovering polymer beads, in which the process comprises, providing in a vessel (1) a volume (2) of non-aqueous liquid wherein the volume of non-aqueous liquid extends between at least one polymer bead discharge point (3) and at least one monomer feed point (4), feeding the aqueous monomer or monomer blend through orifices (5) into, or onto, the non-aqueous liquid to form aqueous monomer beads, allowing the aqueous monomer beads to flow towards the polymer bead discharge point subjecting the aqueous monomer beads to polymerization conditions to initiate polymerization to form polymerizing beads, wherein the polymerizing beads have formed polymer beads when they reach the poly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Haschick, Aleksandra Jelicic, John Scott Barratt, Pascal Hesse, Oliver Soetje, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Bjoern Langlotz
  • Patent number: 9657137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing hydrophobically associating macromonomers M and to the novel macromonomers prepared by means of the process according to the invention. The macromonomers M comprise a copolymerizable, ethylenically unsaturated group and a polyether structure in block form, the latter consisting of a polyethyleneoxy block and a hydrophobic polyalkyleneoxy block consisting of alkyleneoxy units having at least 4 carbon atoms. Optionally, the macromonomers M may have a terminal polyethyleneoxy block. The macromonomers prepared by the process according to the invention are suitable for reaction with further monomers, especially with acrylamide, to give a water-soluble, hydrophobically associating copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Björn Langlotz, Benjamin Wenzke, Christian Spindler, Roland Reichenbach-Klinke, Markus Klumpe, Nicole Meier, Ulrich Annen, Thomas Ostrowski
  • Publication number: 20170129812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising (?) at least one inorganic binder and (?) at least one water-soluble copolymer based on (a) 0.1 to 20 wt % of at least one monomer of the formula (I) and (b) 25 to 99.9 wt % of at least one hydrophilic monomer (b) which is different from monomer (a), where the at least one copolymer has a molar mass average M of 1 500 000 to 30 000 000 g/mol. Furthermore, a process for producing this composition is disclosed. A further aspect of the present invention is the use of the copolymer of component (?) as rheological additive in a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Björn LANGLOTZ, Thomas GASTNER, Torben GÄDT, Oliver MAZANEC, Michael SCHINABECK, Diana EISSMANN, Stefan FRIEDRICH
  • Publication number: 20170101576
    Abstract: A process for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least one water-soluble, hydrophobically associating copolymer is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit having a deposit temperature of 20° C. to 120° C. and crude oil is withdrawn from the deposit through at least one production well, wherein the water-soluble copolymer comprises at least acrylamide or derivatives thereof and a mixture comprising at least two amphiphilic macromonomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Björn LANGLOTZ, Tobias ZIMMERMANN, Roland REICHENBACH-KLINKE, Christian BITTNER
  • Publication number: 20170029546
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-soluble homo- or copolymers comprising (meth)acrylamide by free-radical polymerization of an aqueous solution of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising at least (meth)acrylamide in the presence of at least one stabilizer for prevention of polymer degradation by molecular oxygen. The stabilizer is preferably one selected from the group of sulfur compounds, sterically hindered amines, N-oxides, nitroso compounds, aromatic hydroxyl compounds and ketones, more preferably 2-mercaptobenzothiazole or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Björn LANGLOTZ