Patents by Inventor Christoph Tomczyk

Christoph Tomczyk 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: 11007711
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an object involves the steps of: I) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a carrier so that a layer of a structuring material joined to the carrier is obtained, said layer corresponding to a first selected cross-section of the object; II) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a previously applied layer of the structuring material so that an additional layer of the structuring material is obtained which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the object and which is joined to the previously applied layer; III) repeating step II) until the object is formed, wherein the deposition of a radically cross-linked resin in steps I) and II) includes the application of a radically cross-linkable resin to the carrier or the previously applied layer and is performed at least in step II) by applying energy to a selected region of a radically cross-linkable resin, corresponding to the selected cross-section of the object, the radically cross-linkable resin having a viscos
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle, Michael Ludewig, Christoph Tomczyk
  • Publication number: 20210087324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from a construction material, the construction material comprising radically crosslinkable groups, NCO groups and groups having Zerewitinoff active H atoms, and the object being a three-dimensional object and/or a layer. During and/or after the production of the object, the construction material is heated to a temperature of >50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Christoph TOMCZYK, Jan WEIKARD, Frank RICHTER, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20210054125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from a precursor, comprising the steps: I) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a carrier so that a layer of a construction material connected to the carrier is obtained, said layer corresponding to a first selected cross-section of the precursor; II) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a previously applied layer of the construction material so that an additional layer of the construction material is obtained, which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the precursor and which is connected to the previously applied layer; III) repeating step II) until the precursor is formed, wherein, at least in step II), the deposition of a radically cross-linked resin is carried out by allowing energy to act on a selected region of a radically cross-linkable resin, corresponding to the respectively selected cross-section of the object, wherein the radically cross-linkable resin has a viscosity (23° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Florian GOLLING, Roland WAGNER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Jörge TILLACK, Christoph EGGERT, Hans-Josef LAAS, Florian STEMPFLE
  • Publication number: 20210046696
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an object involves the steps of: I) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a carrier so that a layer of a structuring material joined to the carrier is obtained, said layer corresponding to a first selected cross-section of the object; II) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a previously applied layer of the structuring material so that an additional layer of the structuring material is obtained which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the object and which is joined to the previously applied layer; III) repeating step II) until the object is formed, wherein the deposition of a radically cross-linked resin in steps I) and II) includes the application of a radically cross-linkable resin to the carrier or the previously applied layer and is performed at least in step II) by applying energy to a selected region of a radically cross-linkable resin, corresponding to the selected cross-section of the object, the radically cross-linkable resin having a viscos
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle, Michael Ludewig, Christoph Tomczyk
  • Publication number: 20200353677
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method wherein the carrier (400) is within a vessel (100), the vessel contains the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) and a liquid (200) which is immiscible with the free-radically cross-linkable resin (300) and has a higher density than the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300), such that the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) floats on top of the liquid (200) and, prior to each step II), the distance between the carrier (400) and the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) is altered such that a layer of the free-radically crosslinkable resin forms above the uppermost surface (420), viewed in vertical direction, of the previously deposited layer of the construction material (600) and at least partially forms contact with this uppermost surface (420) of the previously deposited layer of the construction material (600). The free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) comprises a urethane (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle, Christoph Tomczyk
  • Publication number: 20200255584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a polymer comprising the following steps: (A) depositing a radically cross-linkable resin, obtaining a radically cross-linked resin; and (B) treating the radically cross-linked resin under conditions which are sufficient to trigger a chemical reaction that is different from the radical cross-linking in the radically cross-linked resin. The radically cross-linkable resin comprises a curable component, in which there are NCO groups, olefinic C?C double bonds and epoxide groups, and the chemical reaction in the radically cross-linked resin that is different from the radical cross-linking is the reaction of NCO groups and epoxide groups to form oxazolidinone groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle, Christoph Tomczyk
  • Publication number: 20200190245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Jöng TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20200140707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an object in an additive manufacturing process from a precursor and comprises the following steps: I) depositing a layer of a radically cross-linkable construction material, which corresponds to a first selected cross-section of the precursor, on a carrier; II) depositing a layer of a radically cross-linkable construction material, which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the precursor, on a previously applied layer of the radically cross-linked construction material; III) repeating step II) until the precursor is formed. The radically cross-linkable construction material comprises a thermoplastic radically cross-linkable polyurethane with a urethane group content of ?5% by weight and a photoinitiator. The radically cross-linkable construction material is also heated to a processing temperature that is greater than the melting point of the radically cross-linkable polyurethane. After step III) the precursor having a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Christoph Tomczyk, Michael Ludewig, Thomas Faecke, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle
  • Publication number: 20200009769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object comprising the the following steps: producing a shell, which surrounds a volume for holding a fluid, by means of an additive manufacturing method from a construction material; providing a reaction mixture comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component in the volume and allowing the reaction mixture to react in the volume such that a polymer present at least partly in the volume is obtained. The reaction mixture has a setting time of ?2 minutes. An object that can be obtained by means of a method according to the invention comprises a shell, which defines a volume located within the shell, and a foam, which completely or partly fills the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Levent AKBAS, Bettina MEIER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Rolf ALBACH
  • Publication number: 20190367666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jörg TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20190367665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Jörg TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Alisa KAYSER
  • Publication number: 20190337224
    Abstract: A process for producing an object from a precursor comprises the steps of: I) depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a carrier to obtain a ply of a construction material joined to the carrier which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the precursor; II) depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a previously applied ply of the construction material to obtain a further ply of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross section of the precursor and which is joined to the previously applied ply; III) repeating step II) until the precursor is formed; wherein the depositing of a free-radically crosslinked resin at least in step II) is effected by exposure and/or irradiation of a selected region of a free-radically crosslinkable resin corresponding to the respectively selected cross section of the object and wherein the free-radically crosslinkable resin has a viscosity (23° C., DIN EN ISO 2884-1) of ?5 mPas to ?100000 mPas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Jörg TILLACK, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER
  • Patent number: 10449714
    Abstract: A process for producing an object from a precursor comprises the steps of: depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a carrier to obtain a ply of a construction material joined to the carrier which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the precursor; depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a previously applied ply of the construction material to obtain a further ply of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross section of the precursor and which is joined to the previously applied ply; repeating step II) until the precursor is formed; wherein the depositing of a free-radically crosslinked resin at least in step II) is effected by exposure and/or irradiation of a selected region of a free-radically crosslinkable resin corresponding to the respectively selected cross section of the object and wherein the free-radically crosslinkable resin has a viscosity (23° C., DIN EN ISO 2884-1) of ?5 mPas to ?100000 mPas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Jörg Tillack, Michael Ludewig, Christoph Tomczyk, Roland Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190315062
    Abstract: A method for producing an article in which a layer (200) of meltable polymer is selectively melted at least partially. This takes place according to a selected cross section of the article to be formed. The at least partially melted material is added on layer by layer to a carrier (500) or to previous layers bonded to the carrier (500). A system that is suitable for carrying out the method according to the invention has a substrate (100), a control unit (600), an application unit (700) for applying the particles to the substrate (100), an energy exposure unit (700) and a contacting unit (800).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Levent AKBAS, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Publication number: 20190275732
    Abstract: A method for producing an article in which a layer with a radically cross-linkable resin is selectively crosslinked at least partially. This takes place according to a selected cross section of the article to be formed by means of selective application of a radical initiator. The at least partially crosslinked material is added on layer by layer to a carrier or to previous layers bonded to the carrier. A system that is suitable for carrying out the method according to the invention has a substrate, a control unit, an application unit for applying the resin to the substrate, an application unit for applying an initiator to the resin, an energy exposure unit and a contacting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Roland WAGNER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Jörg TILLACK, Arnaud GENOU
  • Publication number: 20180133953
    Abstract: A process for producing an object from a precursor comprises the steps of: depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a carrier to obtain a ply of a construction material joined to the carrier which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the precursor; depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a previously applied ply of the construction material to obtain a further ply of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross section of the precursor and which is joined to the previously applied ply; repeating step II) until the precursor is formed; wherein the depositing of a free-radically crosslinked resin at least in step II) is effected by exposure and/or irradiation of a selected region of a free-radically crosslinkable resin corresponding to the respectively selected cross section of the object and wherein the free-radically crosslinkable resin has a viscosity (23° C., DIN EN ISO 2884-1) of ?5 mPas to ?100000 mPas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Jörg Tillack, Michael Ludewig, Christoph Tomczyk, Roland Wagner