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: 10752723
    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: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Laas, Dieter Mager, Mathias Matner, Dirk Achten, Heiko Hocke
  • Patent number: 10745591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for adhesively bonding substrates, said method comprising the following steps: I) at least one adhesive component (a) and at least one isocyanate component (b) are applied between at least two substrates; II) the substrates are pressed together. The method is characterized in that in step I), the adhesive component and the isocyanate component are applied separately to the substrate. The invention further relates to a composite obtained according to said method. In a preferred embodiment, an aqueous polyurethane dispersion or a polyurethane solution in organic solvents is used as the adhesive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Jörg Tillack, Dirk Achten, Wolfgang Arndt, Roland Wagner, Martin Melchiors, Cornelia Steck
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10717805
    Abstract: The invention relates 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, where the isocyanurate structure content in the polyisocyanate composition A) is at least 50 mol %, based on the sum total of the oligomeric structures from the group consisting of uretdione, isocyanurate, allophanate, biuret, iminooxadiazinedione and oxadiazinetrione structure that are present in the polyisocyanate composition A); (b) catalytically trimerizing the polyisocyanate composition A), where (i) the catalytic trimerization is conducted at ambient temperatures of at least 80° C.; (ii) the catalytic trimerization is conducted within less than 12 hours at least up to a degree of conversion at which only still not more than 20% of the isocyanate groups originally present in the polyisocyanate composition A) are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Mathias Matner, Dirk Achten, Hans-Josef Laas, Heiko Hocke, Dieter Mager
  • Publication number: 20200198226
    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 comprising a polyurethane and/or polyester polyol. The construction material further comprises a polyamine component and during and/or after the production of the object, the construction material is heated to a temperature of ?50° C. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to the claimed method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Christoph Eggert, Hans-Josef Laas, Florian Johannes Stempfle, Michael Ludewig
  • 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: 20200130283
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel
  • Publication number: 20200123344
    Abstract: The invention relates to materials made from cross-linked isocyanates which are coloured by pigments and/or pigment formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Heiko HOCKE, Dirk ACHTEN, Joerg TILLACK
  • Patent number: 10597484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyisocyanurate plastic obtainable by catalytic trimenzation of a polyisocyanate composition A) which contains oligomeric polyisocyanates and is low in monomeric diisocyanates, where the isocyanurate structure content in the polyisocyanate composition A) is at least 50 mol %, based on the sum total of the oligomeric structures from the group consisting of uretdione, isocyanurate, allophanate, biuret, iminooxadiazinedione and oxadiazinetrione structure that are present in the polyisocyanate composition A). The present invention further relates to a transparent element comprising or consisting of the polyisocyanurate plastic. The invention likewise relates to a process for producing the polyisocyanurate plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Mathias Matner, Holger Casselmann, Michael Ehlers
  • Patent number: 10590226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing solids made from polyisocyanurate plastics, comprising the following steps: (a) providing a polyisocyanate composition A) which contains oligomeric polyisocyanates and is low in monomeric polyisocyanates, where the isocyanurate structure content in the polyisocyanate composition A) is at least 50 mol %, based on the sum total of the oligomeric structures from the group consisting of uretdione, isocyanurate, allophanate, biuret, iminooxadiazinedione and oxadiazinetrione structure that are present in the polyisocyanate composition A); (b) catalytically trimerizing the polyisocyanate composition A), where (i) the catalytic trimerization is conducted at ambient temperatures of at least 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Mathias Matner, Dirk Achten, Hans-Josef Laas, Heiko Hocke, Dieter Mager
  • Publication number: 20200055235
    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: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Thomas Faecke, Bettina Mettmann, Joerg Buechner, Hans-Josef Laas, Ting Liu
  • Publication number: 20200047410
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Bettina METTMANN, Michael KESSLER, Peter REICHERT, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20200040123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific translucent, preferably lightfast, polyurethane foams which have a high light transmission and are therefore suitable e.g. for producing translucent polyurethane foams or multilayer composite elements, for example for producing structural components, more particularly as roof elements such as strip lights and light domes, as wall elements such as a panel, in vehicles, in lamps, as furniture, as partitions and in sanitary facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Lutz BÖHNKE, Dirk ACHTEN, Robert MALEIKA
  • 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: 20190375153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an at least partially coated object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing method, the construction material comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane material. Following the production of the object, the method comprises the step of at least partially bringing a preparation into contact with the object, the preparation being selected from: an aqueous polyurethane dispersion; an aqueous dispersion of a polymer comprising OH groups, this dispersion also containing a compound comprising NCO groups; an aqueous preparation of a compound containing NCO groups, but not containing any polymers comprising OH groups; or a combination of at least two thereof. The invention also relates to an at least partially coated object that was obtained by a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Thomas MICHAELIS, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Publication number: 20190375150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a print head (100) for an additive fused deposition modelling method having a thermoplastic construction material, comprising:—at least one inlet (10) for receiving a construction material (11) into the print head;—at least one melt region, for melting the construction material (11), which is arranged downstream of the inlet (10) and is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the inlet (10); and—at least one first outlet (30) that is fludicially connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20), for discharging melted construction material (12) out of the melt region (29) at a first discharge rate; wherein—the print head (100) also comprises at least one second outlet (40) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20) for discharging melted or non-melted construction material (11, 12) out of the melt region (20) at a second discharge rate; and—the first discharge rate can be influenced by a first discharge rate influencing device (50) for
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Levent AKBAS, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jonas KÜNZEL
  • Publication number: 20190366621
    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: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BUSGEN, Rolf WEHRMANN, Helmut Werner HEUER
  • 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