Patents by Inventor Dirk Dijkstra

Dirk Dijkstra 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: 20210214487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing composite materials made of polyethylene fibers having an ultra-high molecular weight and cross-linked polyisocyanates, to the composite materials obtainable therefrom and to the use of such composite materials for producing components. The invention also relates to components consisting of or containing a composite material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Dirk ACHTEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Heiko HOCKE
  • Patent number: 10926459
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: applying a layer that consists of particles to a target area; allowing, in a chamber, energy to act on a selected portion of the layer, according to a cross-section of the article, so that the particles in the selected portion are bonded, and repeating the steps of applying and allowing energy to act for a plurality of layers so that the bonded portions of the adjacent layers are bonded to form the article, at least part of the particles comprising 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. The fusible polymer further has a complex viscosity \?*\ (determined by viscosity measurement in the melt using a plate-plate oscillating viscometer according to ISO 6721-10 at 100° C. and a shear rate of 1/s) of ?10 Pas to ?1000000 Pas. Finally, the temperature inside the chamber is ?50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Wolfgang Arndt, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Peter Reichert, Jörg Büchner
  • Publication number: 20200309656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the mechanical testing of a structure (1, 10) formed as one part, comprising the following steps: a) identifying a sub-element (2, 11) in the structure (1, 10) formed as one part for generating a test element (3, 3?) that is intended to undergo mechanical testing, wherein the sub-element (2, 11) only represents a portion of the structure (1, 10) formed as one part, b) determining the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11), c) generating the test element (3, 3?) on the basis of the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11) and at least in part or in full by way of a 3D printing process, d) carrying out at least one mechanical test on the test element (3, 3?) generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Covestro Deutschland AG, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10398236
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body comprising a three-dimensional network of node points joined to one another by struts, and a void volume present between the struts, that the struts have an average length of ?200 ?m to ?50 mm, the struts have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body and to an apparatus comprising said body for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Busgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jurgen Hattig
  • Publication number: 20190254439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a visco-elastic damping element comprising at least one visco-elastic spring element, characterized in that the visco-elastic spring element is structured from at least one visco-elastic material having a tan ? of at least 0.5, determined according to DIN 53535: 1982-03, and produced by means of a 3D printing method. The invention further relates to a visco-elastic damping element, which is produced or can be produced according to said method, and to a solid body comprising or consisting of a plurality of damping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Peter REICHERT
  • Publication number: 20190248067
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Roland WAGNER, Michael KESSLER
  • Publication number: 20190240896
    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. Also, a three dimensional structure is described which is available according to the process according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20190223618
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body (10, 20) comprising a three-dimensional network of node points (200) joined to one another by struts (100), and a void volume (300) present between the struts (100), that the struts (100) have an average length of ?200 to ?50 mm, the struts (100) have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body (10, 20) and to an apparatus comprising said body (10, 20) for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Roland WAGNER, Levent AKBAS, Peter REICHERT, Jürgen HÄTTIG
  • Publication number: 20190217533
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Roland WAGNER, Levent AKBAS, Peter REICHERT, Jörg BÜCHNER
  • Publication number: 20190184632
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: applying a layer that consists of particles to a target area; allowing, in a chamber, energy to act on a selected portion of the layer, according to a cross-section of the article, so that the particles in the selected portion are bonded, and repeating the steps of applying and allowing energy to act for a plurality of layers so that the bonded portions of the adjacent layers are bonded to form the article, at least part of the particles comprising 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. The fusible polymer further has a complex viscosity \?*\ (determined by viscosity measurement in the melt using a plate-plate oscillating viscometer according to ISO 6721-10 at 100° C. and a shear rate of 1/s) of ?10 Pas to ?1000000 Pas. Finally, the temperature inside the chamber is ?50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Wolfgang ARNDT, Levent AKBAS, Roland WAGNER, Peter REICHERT, Jörg BÜCHNER
  • Publication number: 20180070736
    Abstract: It is a feature of a porous body comprising a three-dimensional network of node points joined to one another by struts, and a void volume present between the struts, that the struts have an average length of ?200 ?m to ?50 mm, the struts have an average thickness of ?100 ?m to ?5 mm, and that the porous body has a compression hardness (40% compression, DIN EN ISO 3386-1: 2010-09) in at least one spatial direction of ?10 to ?100 kPa. The porous body according to the invention combines the advantages of a conventional mattress or cushion with ventilatability which results from its porous structure and is not achievable in conventional foams. The invention further relates to a method of producing such a porous body and to an apparatus comprising said body for supporting and/or bearing a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Busgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Levent Akbas, Peter Reichert, Jurgen Hattig
  • Patent number: 9546490
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a part of a building comprises the step of adhesively bonding a textile to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive. The invention relates further to such a reinforced part of a building and to the use of a textile in combination with an adhesive for reinforcing a part of a building, wherein the textile is adhesively bonded to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel, Heinz-Werner Lucas, Dirk Dijkstra, Lothar Stempniewski, Moritz Urban
  • Patent number: 9195215
    Abstract: This invention relates to a holographic medium comprising a protective layer and a photopolymer film which is bonded to the protective layer and contains polyurethane matrix polymers, acrylate writing monomers and photoinitiators, wherein the protective layer is impermeable to the constituents of the photopolymer film, is optically clear and is transparent to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in the range of from 350 to 800 nm. The invention further provides the use of a holographic medium according to the invention in the production of holograms, and a process for the production of a holographic medium according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Marc-Stephan Weiser, Daniel Hentschel, Joachim Petzoldt, Pantea Nazaran, Sebastian Dörr, Dirk Dijkstra, Ute Flemm, Dennis Hönel, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Thomas Fäcke, Thomas Rölle
  • Patent number: 8980407
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous adhesive composition containing at least one acrylate polymer with a glass transition temperature Tg>50° C. and at least one amorphous polyurethane or polyurethane-polyurea polymer with a glass transition temperature Tg<+10° C., the use of the adhesive compositions for the manufacture of heat-activated adhesive layers, and planar formations containing adhesive layers based on the adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Büchner, Harald Kraus, Pantea Nazaran, Dirk Dijkstra
  • Publication number: 20140295329
    Abstract: This invention relates to a holographic medium comprising a protective layer and a photopolymer film which is bonded to the protective layer and contains polyurethane matrix polymers, acrylate writing monomers and photoinitiators, wherein the protective layer is impermeable to the constituents of the photopolymer film, is optically clear and is transparent to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in the range of from 350 to 800 nm. The invention further provides the use of a holographic medium according to the invention in the production of holograms, and a process for the production of a holographic medium according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Marc-Stephan Weiser, Daniel Hentschel, Joachim Petzoldt, Pantea Nazaran, Sebastian Dörr, Dirk Dijkstra, Ute Flemm, Dennis Hönel, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Thomas Fäcke, Thomas Rölle
  • Publication number: 20140215948
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a part of a building comprises the step of adhesively bonding a textile to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive. The invention relates further to such a reinforced part of a building and to the use of a textile in combination with an adhesive for reinforcing a part of a building, wherein the textile is adhesively bonded to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE, BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel, Heinz-Werner Lucas, Dirk Dijkstra, Lothar Stempniewski, Moritz Urban
  • Publication number: 20130143010
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous adhesive composition containing at least one acrylate polymer with a glass transition temperature Tg>50° C. and at least one amorphous polyurethane or polyurethane-polyurea polymer with a glass transition temperature Tg<+10° C., the use of the adhesive compositions for the manufacture of heat-activated adhesive layers, and planar formations containing adhesive layers based on the adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH Creative Campus Monheim
    Inventors: Jörg Büchner, Harald Kraus, Pantea Nazaran, Dirk Dijkstra
  • Publication number: 20120112133
    Abstract: The invention relates to semicrystalline polyurethane (PU) compositions which have been filled with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and have improved electrical properties, and which are obtainable on the basis of water-based polyurethane-CNT mixtures. The invention further relates to a process for producing the polyurethane compositions, in which water-based polyurethane latices are mixed with carbon nanotubes dispersed in water. The invention further relates to films produced by pressurized injection moulding processes or processing of casting solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bahnmüller, Helmut Meyer, Dirk Dijkstra, Wolfgang Henning, Cornelis Eme Koning, Jan Hein Van Steenis, Steffan Franciscus Marjo Mulders
  • Patent number: RE48584
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a part of a building comprises the step of adhesively bonding a textile to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive. The invention relates further to such a reinforced part of a building and to the use of a textile in combination with an adhesive for reinforcing a part of a building, wherein the textile is adhesively bonded to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel, Heinz-Werner Lucas, Dirk Dijkstra, Lothar Stempniewski, Moritz Urban