Patents by Inventor Dirk Achten

Dirk Achten 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: 11555088
    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., and the construction material comprises one or more cyclic tin compounds of formula F-I, F-II and/or F-III.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Christoph Tomczyk, Jan Weikard, Frank Richter, Roland Wagner
  • Publication number: 20230001691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a 2K coating formulation that is printed using a valve jet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Ann-Christin Bijlard-Jung, Fabian Schuster, Tanja Hebestreit, Joerg Tillack
  • Publication number: 20220411569
    Abstract: A method for producing an object comprises the step of producing the object by means of an additive manufacturing process from a construction material. The construction material comprises a first polyurethane polymer which has: a weight percentage ratio of O to N of ?2 to ?2.5, determined by elementary analysis; a weight percentage ratio of N to C of ?0.1 to ?0.25, determined by elementary analysis; a full-width at half maximum of the melting peak of ?20 K, determined by dynamic differential scanning calorimetry DSC (2nd heating at heating rate 20 k/min); and a difference between the melting temperature and the recrystallisation temperature of ?5 K and ?100 K, determined by dynamic differential scanning calorimetry DSC (2nd heating) at a heating and cooling rate of 20 K/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BUESGEN, Mathias MATNER, Bettina METTMANN, Bernd GARSKA, Michael KESSLER, Peter REICHERT, Roland WAGNER, Thomas PRENVEILLE
  • Publication number: 20220411683
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an aqueous dispersion containing at least one polyurethane-polyurea polymer formed from (a) at least one difunctional polyester polyol having a number-average molecular weight of 400 to 5000 g/mol, (b) at least one difunctional polyol component having a number-average molecular weight of 762 to 399 g/mol, c) at least one diisocyanate and (d) at least one chain extender optionally having at least one ionic group, for the bonding of at least two substrates by application of the aqueous dispersion to at least one of the substrates to be bonded, subsequent drying of the dispersion present on the at least one substrate in order to obtain at least one adhesive layer, and contacting of the at least one adhesive layer with a further substrate or with an adhesive layer present on a further substrate at a pressure of from 0.1 to 5 bar(a) and a temperature of less than 40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Wolfgang ARNDT, Robert LIBERATI, Christoph THIEBES, Peter KUEKER, Harald KRAUS
  • Patent number: 11530290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a composite polyisocyanurate material, comprising the following steps: a) providing a polyisocyanate composition A) which comprises oligomeric polyisocyanates and is low in monomeric diisocyanates, “low in monomeric diisocyanates” meaning that the polyisocyanate composition A) has a content of monomeric diisocyanates of not more than 20% by weight, and b) catalytically trimerizing the polyisocyanate composition A) in the presence of at least one fibrous filler B) and of a trimerization catalyst C) to give the composite polyisocyanurate material, where the trimerization catalyst C) comprises at least one metal salt and/or quaternary ammonium salt. The invention further relates to composite polyisocyanurate materials obtainable by the process according to the invention and to the use thereof for production of a component, and to components consisting of or comprising a composite polyisocyanurate material according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Heiko Hocke, Mathias Matner, Dirk Achten, Paul Heinz
  • Publication number: 20220396655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-stage process for the continuous preparation of thermoplastic polyurethanes by reacting one or more aliphatic, cycloaliphatic and/or araliphatic diols with one or more aliphatic, cycloaliphatic and/or araliphatic diisocyanates, wherein the total reaction enthalpy is ??500 kJ/kg over all the process stages at a molar ratio of diol to diisocyanate of 1.0:1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Mathias MATNER, Thomas KOENIG, Bernd GARSKA, Stephan SCHUBERT, Dirk ACHTEN, Rainer BELLINGHAUSEN, Claudia HOUBEN
  • Publication number: 20220389255
    Abstract: The invention relates to a 2K coating formulation that is printed without a mask using a valve jet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Ann-Christin Bijlard-Jung
  • Publication number: 20220380512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of metal salts of polymeric alcohols as storage-stable thermolatent catalysts for the manufacture of isocyanurate and polyisocyanate polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Piet Driest, Dirk Achten, Richard Meisenheimer, Denise Kleinschmidt
  • Publication number: 20220380518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for continuous production of thermoplastic polyurethane by reacting the components (A) one or more cycloaliphatic, aliphatic and/or araliphatic polyisocyanates and (B) one or more cycloaliphatic, aliphatic and/or araliphatic polyols, wherein the entirety of component (B) has a hydroxyl number of 600 mg KOH/g to 1830 mg KOH/g as determined according to DIN EN ISO 4629-2:2016. The process comprises the process steps of: a) preparing a mixture of a portion of component (A), a portion of or the entirety of component (B) and optionally a portion or the entirety of component (C), where in process step a) there is a molar ratio of component (A) to component (B) in the range from 0.6:1.0 to 0.95:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas KOENIG, Dirk ACHTEN, Bernd GARSKA, Rainer BELLINGHAUSEN, Claudia HOUBEN, Stephan SCHUBERT, Mathias MATNER
  • Patent number: 11504906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object by means of a powder-based additive production method from at least one first powdery material, wherein the at least one first powdery material comprises at least one first compound having a first reactive group a). The first reactive group a) is selected from the group consisting of an isocyanate group, a blocked isocyanate group, or a mixture thereof. The invention further relates to a component produced using the method according to the invention, and to powdery material that is suited for the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Thomas Faecke, Bettina Mettmann, Joerg Buechner, Hans-Josef Laas, Ting Liu
  • Publication number: 20220363809
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymerizable compositions that are suitable for preparing polyisocyanurate-based plastics and have an extended worklife as compared to the compositions conventionally used for this purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Matthias Meisenheimer, Paul Heinz, Dirk Achten, Florian Golling, Hans-Josef Laas, Dieter Mager
  • Patent number: 11472101
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a three dimensional structure, the process including the following steps a) applying of at least a first material M1 onto a substrate to build a first layer L1 on the substrate; b) layering of at least one further layer Ly of the first material M1 or of a further material Mx onto the first layer L1, wherein the at least one further layer Ly covers the first layer L1 and/or previous layer Ly?1 at least partially to build a precursor of the three dimensional structure; c) curing the precursor to achieve the three dimensional structure; wherein at least one of the materials M1 or Mx provides a Mooney viscosity of >10 ME at 60° C. and of <200 ME at 100° C. before curing and wherein at least one of the first material Mi or of the further material Mx is a powder. Also, a three dimensional structure is described which is available according to the process according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Bettina Mettmann, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Michael Kessler
  • Patent number: 11472099
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object by means of a fused deposition modeling method (FDM), from a construction material, wherein the construction material comprises a polycarbonate and a di-glycerol ester. The invention also relates to the use of a polycarbonate with improved flowability comprising a diglycerol as construction material in an additive fused deposition modeling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer
  • Patent number: 11472117
    Abstract: A method for producing an object from a filamentary building material in an additive fused deposition modelling process, comprising the steps of: providing the building material; transporting the building material into a printhead at a feed rate for the building material, wherein the building material is transported between a driven drive wheel and a second wheel; melting the building material by means of a heating device in the printhead; discharging the molten building material to a discharge location, corresponding to a selected cross section of the object to be produced, at a discharge rate through an orifice of the printhead, with relative movement of the printhead in relation to the discharge location at a predetermined speed to movement along a predetermined path, wherein the path has at each location a curvature that can assume a positive value, zero or a negative value; wherein a control unit controls at least the drive of the drive wheel, the heating device in the printhead and the movement of the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 11458671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing process, wherein the construction material comprises a plurality of thermoplastic polyurethane materials. The materials differ by at least one mechanical property such as the shore hardness or the elongation at break. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Michael Kessler, Peter Reichert, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 11447594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing translucent polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams by reaction of a component A comprising A1 at least one polyol reactive with the component B; A2 optionally at least one amine; A3 water and optionally formic acid; A4 at least one foam stabilizer; A5 optionally auxiliary and/or additive substances; A6 optionally at least one flame retardant; A7 at least one catalyst; and a component B comprising B1 at least one aliphatic or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate component or a combination thereof; and B2 optionally at least one hydrophilized isocyanate; and B3 less than 20 parts by weight of an aromatic polyisocyanate component, wherein the parts by weight of B3 are based on the sum of the parts by weight of B1 to B3 normalized to 100 parts by weight, characterized in that the reaction of the component A with the component B is carried out at an isocyanate index of at least 150, wherein the obtained translucent polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams have a li
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Lutz Böhnke, Dirk Achten, Robert Maleika
  • Patent number: 11440242
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: I) applying a filament of an at least partially fused construction material to a support so as to obtain a layer of the construction material which corresponds to a first selected cross-section of the article; II) applying a filament of the at least partially fused construction material to a previously applied layer of the construction material so as to obtain a further layer of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the article and which is bonded to the previously applied layer; and III) repeating step II) until the article is formed. At least steps II) and III) are carried out in a chamber and the construction material comprises a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20° C. to ?100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jörg Büchner
  • Patent number: 11400646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object according to an additive production process from a construction material, wherein the construction material comprises a mixture of a plurality of powdery thermoplastic materials which are different from one another due to at least one mechanical property and at least one thermoplastic material is a thermoplastic polyurethane material. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Bettina Mettmann, Michael Kessler, Peter Reichert, Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 11390020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from different powdered components by means of additive manufacturing, wherein a plurality of powdered components having different melting points are simultaneously placed in precise positions, and the powder coating (1) is subsequently thermally treated. The construction material is, for example, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyaryl ether ketone (PAEK), polyether ketone ketone (PEKK), polyether sulfone, polyimide, polyether imide, polyester, polyamides, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, polyvinyl chloride, polyoxymethylene, polyvinyl acetate, polyacrylates, polymethacrylates, polyethylene, polypropylene, polylactide, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymers), PETG (glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate), polystyrene, or mixtures thereof. The supporting material is an inorganic salt of the alkali metals, an inorganic salt of the alkaline earth metals, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Bettina Mettmann, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Maximilian Wolf
  • Patent number: 11390707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polyisocyanurate plastics which are obtainable by catalytic trimerization of a polyisocyanate composition A) which contains oligomeric polyisocyanates and is low in monomeric diisocyanates. “Low in monomeric diisocyanates” means that the polyisocyanate composition A) has a content of monomeric diisocyanates of at most 20% by weight. The invention further relates to the use of these polyisocyanurate plastics for production of coatings, films, semi-finished products and mouldings, and to a process for producing polyisocyanurate plastics comprising the following steps: (a) providing a polyisocyanate composition A) which contains oligomeric polyisocyanates and is low in monomeric diisocyanates, “low in monomeric diisocyanates” meaning that the polyisocyanate composition A) has a content of monomeric diisocyanates of at most 20% by weight; (b) catalytically trimerizing the polyisocyanate composition A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Laas, Dieter Mager, Mathias Matner, Dirk Achten, Heiko Hocke