Patents by Inventor Dennis Loesch

Dennis Loesch 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: 20210388256
    Abstract: Process of fracturing subterranean, oil- and/or gas-bearing formations by injecting an aqueous fracturing fluid into a wellbore at a rate and pressure sufficient to penetrate into the formation, and to initiate or extend fractures in the formation, wherein the aqueous fracturing fluid is obtained by mixing at least an aqueous base fluid and an aqueous polyacrylamide concentrate having a concentration of 3.1 to 14.9% by weight of polyacrylamides, relating to the total of all components of the aqueous polyacrylamide concentrate, and wherein at least a part of the aqueous fracturing fluid injected additionally comprises a proppant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Faissal-Ali EL-Toufailli, Dennis Loesch, Anna-Corina Schmidt, Tobias Joachim Zimmermann, Markus Ostermayr, Jack F. Tinsley, Brent Busby
  • Publication number: 20210347924
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide concentrates by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel, comminuting said aqueous polyacrylamide gel and mixing it with an aqueous liquid, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide concentrate hold in a suitable transport unit from a location A to a location B. Modular, relocatable plant for manufacturing aqueous polyacrylamide, wherein the units of the plant are located at two different locations A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Faissal-Ali El-Toufaili, Dennis Loesch, Anna-Corina Schmidt, Tobias Joachim Zimmermann, Markus Ostermayr, Jack F. Tinsley, Brent Busby
  • Publication number: 20210347977
    Abstract: Process of providing polyacrylamides to a site-of-use comprising at least the steps of mixing a polyacrylamide powder at a manufacturing site with an aqueous liquid, thereby obtaining a homogeneous aqueous polyacrylamide concentrate, transporting said concentrate in a transport unit from the manufacturing site to the site-of-use, and removing the homogeneous aqueous concentrate from the transport unit at the site-of-use. Process of treating subterranean, oil and/or gas bearing formations by injecting an aqueous treatment fluid into at least one wellbore, wherein the aqueous treatment fluid is manufactured by mixing at least an aqueous base fluid with said homogeneous aqueous polyacrylamide concentrate at the site-of-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Dennis LOESCH, Anna-Corina SCHMIDT, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Markus OSTERMAYR, Jack F. TINSLEY, Brent BUSBY, Daniel BARRERA-MEDRANO
  • Publication number: 20210179758
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the process is carried out in a modular, relocatable plant. The plant preferably is deployed at a location at which aqueous polyacrylamide solutions are used, for example on an oilfield or in a mining area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Markus OSTERMAYR, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Publication number: 20210070904
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. Modular, relocatable plant for manufacturing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions wherein the units of the plant are located at two different locations A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dennis LOESCH, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Hazel SPRAFKE, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • 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: 20200308314
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous monomer premix from a location A to a location B. Modular, relocatable plant for manufacturing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions wherein the units of the plant are located at two different locations A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Markus OSTERMAYR, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Publication number: 20200283675
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. The transportable polymerization unit comprises a cylindrical upper part, a conical part at its lower end, feeds for the aqueous monomer solution, a closable bottom opening, and means allowing to deploy the polymerization unit in a vertical manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Markus OSTERMAYR, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Patent number: 10450395
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer beads by polymerizing droplets comprising at least one monomer in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, the droplets being obtained by enveloping a first monomer solution with a second monomer solution and polymerizing the second monomer solution and polymerizing to give a more highly crosslinked polymer than the first monomer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dennis Lösch, Matthias Weismantel, Marco Krüger, Antje Ziemer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10208149
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer beads with high permeability by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution, comprising monomers bearing acid groups, in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, wherein the monomer solution comprises polyvalent cations and the polymer beads have a mean diameter of at least 150 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Matthias Weismantel, Wilfried Heide, Marco Krüger, Volker Seidl, Stefan Blei, Dennis Loesch, Rüdiger Funk, Annemarie Hillebrecht
  • Patent number: 9777078
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution, where the monomer solution comprises at least two initiators, one of the initiators is a peroxide with the exception of persulfate, and the molar ratio of peroxide to further initiator is at least 1:8, the water-absorbing polymer particles themselves, and hygiene articles comprising these water-absorbing polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dennis Loesch, Volker Seidl, Matthias Weismantel
  • Publication number: 20170037172
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer beads with high permeability by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution, comprising monomers bearing acid groups, in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, wherein the monomer solution comprises polyvalent cations and the polymer beads have a mean diameter of at least 150 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Matthias Weismantel, Wilfried Heide, Marco Krüger, Volker Seidl, Stefan Blei, Dennis Loesch, Rüdiger Funk, Annemarie Hillebrecht
  • Patent number: 9352334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the separation of magnetic constituents from a dispersion comprising these magnetic constituents and nonmagnetic constituents, comprising at least one loop-like canal (5) through which a dispersion flows having at least two inlets (1, 2) and at least two outlets (3, 4), further comprising at least one magnet (6) that is moveable alongside the canal (5), wherein the canal (5) is arranged relative to gravity in a way that nonmagnetic constituents are assisted to go into at least the one first outlet (3) (stream I) by sedimentation and by the current of the dispersion and magnetic constituents are forced into at least one second outlet (4) (stream II) by magnetic force against a current of flushing water. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process for the separation of magnetic constituents from a dispersion comprising these magnetic constituents and nonmagnetic constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: BASF SE, BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhold Rieger, Imme Domke, Alexej Michailovski, Dennis Lösch, Stephan Deuerlein, Igor Shishkov, David F. Blackwood
  • Patent number: 9024050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable mixture comprising surface-modified particles which are obtained by reacting metal oxide or semimetal oxide particles with at least one compound selected from among silicon-comprising compounds bearing at least one metaloxy radical and optionally further alkoxy and/or hydroxy radical(s) and at least one solvent, at least one surface-active substance or a mixture thereof, a process for producing the mixture, the use of these particles in systems in which they are brought into contact with at least one solvent, where the mass ratio of solvent to modified particle is greater than 500, and also the use of these particles in agglomeration-deagglomeration cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: BASF SE, BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Stephan Deuerlein, Imme Domke, Alexej Michailovski, Reinhold Rieger, Piyada Charoensirisomboon, David F. Blackwood, Christian Eichholz, Robert Bayer, Dennis Loesch, Igor Shishkov
  • Publication number: 20150038656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing polymers from monomers and/or oligomers by adding a liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers dropwise to a continuous liquid phase in a reactor, the continuous liquid phase being immiscible with the liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers, and the monomers and/or oligomers reacting in the continuous liquid phase to give the polymer. The liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers is shaped to droplets outside the continuous liquid phase, which are subsequently introduced into the continuous liquid phase. The invention further relates to a reactor for performing the process, comprising a tube through which a continuous liquid phase flows, and means of generating droplets, the means of generating droplets being arranged such that the droplets are generated outside the continuous liquid phase and then introduced into the continuous liquid phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammed Abboud, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Gmaehle, Herbert Roemer, Thilo Krebs, Dennis Lösch
  • Patent number: 8883939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing polymers from monomers and/or oligomers by adding a liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers dropwise to a continuous liquid phase in a reactor, the continuous liquid phase being immiscible with the liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers, and the monomers and/or oligomers reacting in the continuous liquid phase to give the polymer. The liquid comprising the monomers and/or oligomers is shaped to droplets outside the continuous liquid phase, which are subsequently introduced into the continuous liquid phase. The invention further relates to a reactor for performing the process, comprising a tube through which a continuous liquid phase flows, and means of generating droplets, the means of generating droplets being arranged such that the droplets are generated outside the continuous liquid phase and then introduced into the continuous liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mohammed Abboud, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Gmähle, Herbert Römer, Thilo Krebs, Dennis Lösch
  • Publication number: 20140302321
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer beads with high permeability by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, wherein a water-insoluble inorganic salt is suspended in the monomer solution and the polymer beads have a mean diameter of at least 150 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Matthias Weismantel, Wilfried Heide, Marco Krüger, Volker Seidl, Stefan Blei, Dennis Lösch, Rüdiger Funk, Annemarie Hillebrecht