Patents by Inventor Christoph Wolf

Christoph Wolf 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: 20200369792
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or copolymers in a facility having a high-pressure tubular reactor and a preheater, wherein a reaction fluid introduced into the reactor at a reactor inlet is heated in the preheater and the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is lower than the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the tubular reactor and the ratio of the average velocity in the tubular reactor to the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is in the range from 1.5 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Dieter Littmann, Michael Deuerling, Andre-Armand Finette, Danir Khayrullin, Juergen Mohrbutter
  • Patent number: 10777401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of ionizing a gaseous substance, in particular the ionizing or ionization of a gaseous substance in preparation for its analysis. A device is intended to make a discharge gas and a test substance ionizable in a flow-through mode without essentially destroying or fragmenting the sample substance. In order to avoid a high expenditure in terms of construction and equipment, the device is intended to be usable under ambient conditions and to ensure a high sensitivity in a possible analysis of an ionized substance. To this end, an ionizing device is used for flow-through ionization of a discharge gas and of a sample substance at an absolute pressure of more than 40 kPa in the ionizing device during ionization. The ionizing device comprises an inlet, an outlet, a first electrode, a dielectric element and a second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PLASMION GMBH
    Inventor: Jan-Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 10626195
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to obtain an ethylene-based polymer in a plant, wherein the plant includes a reactor in fluid communication with a recycle connection, wherein the process includes a polymerization phase, a partial shutdown phase, and the steps of reducing the pressure in the reactor for entering into the partial shutdown phase from the polymerization phase; and increasing the pressure in the reactor for exiting from the partial shutdown phase and re-entering the polymerization phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Neumann, Sven Wolfram, Christoph Wolf, Juergen Mohrbutter, Dieter Littmann
  • Publication number: 20190338053
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to obtain an ethylene-based polymer in a plant, wherein the plant includes a reactor in fluid communication with a recycle connection, wherein the process includes a polymerization phase, a partial shutdown phase, and the steps of reducing the pressure in the reactor for entering into the partial shutdown phase from the polymerization phase; and increasing the pressure in the reactor for exiting from the partial shutdown phase and re-entering the polymerization phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Erich NEUMANN, Sven WOLFRAM, Christoph WOLF, Juergen MOHRBUTTER, Dieter LITTMANN
  • Patent number: 10343135
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing plant for high-pressure polymerization having a layered tubular reactor and a method for an emergency shutdown in said manufacturing plant. The present disclosure also relates to a process for manufacturing LDPE using said layered tubular reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Michael Deuerling, Juergen Peter Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin
  • Publication number: 20190201865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing plant for high-pressure polymerization having a layered tubular reactor and a method for an emergency shutdown in said manufacturing plant. The present disclosure also relates to a process for manufacturing LDPE using said layered tubular reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Michael Deuerling, Juergen Peter Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin
  • Patent number: 10308738
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plant for performing polymerization, such as the polymerization of ethylene, having a recycle connection with two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel, a process for polymerization and downstream processes, and a plant for polymerization, comprising the following plant components in fluid communication: a) A reactor with an inlet side and an outlet side; b) A recycle connection positioned in fluid communication between the outlet side of the reactor and the inlet side of the reactor; wherein the recycle connection comprises two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Andre-Armand Finette, Andrei Gonioukh, Dieter Littmann, Thomas Herrmann, Georg Groos
  • Publication number: 20180366310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of ionizing a gaseous substance, in particular the ionizing or ionization of a gaseous substance in preparation for its analysis. A device is intended to make a discharge gas and a test substance ionizable in a flow-through mode without essentially destroying or fragmenting the sample substance. In order to avoid a high expenditure in terms of construction and equipment, the device is intended to be usable under ambient conditions and to ensure a high sensitivity in a possible analysis of an ionized substance. To this end, an ionizing device is used for flow-through ionization of a discharge gas and of a sample substance at an absolute pressure of more than 40 kPa in the ionizing device during ionization. The ionizing device comprises an inlet, an outlet, a first electrode, a dielectric element and a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Jan-Christoph WOLF
  • Patent number: 10005862
    Abstract: Process for copolymerizing ethylene and esters of vinyl alcohol in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa and temperatures in the range of from 100° C. to 350° C. in a continuously operated polymerization apparatus comprising a polymerization reactor and one or more compressors, which compress the monomer mixture fed to the polymerization reactor to the polymerization pressure, wherein the monomer mixture is compressed by a sequence of compression stages in which the compressed gas mixture is cooled after each compression stage and the fraction of the monomer mixture, which is liquid after this cooling, is separated off and returned to the polymerization apparatus in liquid form, and wherein at least a part of the liquid fractions obtained after compressing the monomer mixture in the respective compression stage to a pressure of from 0.2 MPa to 10 MPa is purified before being returned to the polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Danir Khayrullin, Giulia Mei, Juergen Mohrbutter, Dieter Littmann
  • Publication number: 20180171044
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plant for performing polymerization, such as the polymerization of ethylene, having a recycle connection with two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel, a process for polymerization and downstream processes, and a plant for polymerization, comprising the following plant components in fluid communication: a) A reactor with an inlet side and an outlet side; b) A recycle connection positioned in fluid communication between the outlet side of the reactor and the inlet side of the reactor; wherein the recycle connection comprises two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Andre-Armand Finette, Andrei Gonioukh, Dieter Littmann, Thomas Herrmann, Georg Groos
  • Patent number: 9931608
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9908954
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170348658
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170335028
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9758603
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170183429
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9637568
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction in a separation vessel, wherein the filling level of the liquid fraction in the separation vessel is measured by a radiometric level measurement system comprising at least two radioactive sources and at least three radiation detectors, and the filling level is controlled by a product discharge valve which operates based on data coming from the level measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Danir Khayrullin, Michael Deuerling, Christoph Wolf, Erich Neumann, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 9631037
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jurgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170022303
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jurgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20160304631
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction in a separation vessel, wherein the filling level of the liquid fraction in the separation vessel is measured by a radiometric level measurement system comprising at least two radioactive sources and at least three radiation detectors, and the filling level is controlled by a product discharge valve which operates based on data coming from the level measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Danir Khayrullin, Michael Deuerling, Christoph Wolf, Erich Neumann, Claudio Fibla