Patents by Inventor Dirk Weinrich

Dirk Weinrich 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: 20190023864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b). According to the present invention, the composition (A) comprises a catalyst system (CS) comprising a component (C1) selected from the group consisting of alkali metal and earth alkali metal salts of a saturated or unsaturated carboxylic acid and a component (C2) selected from the group consisting of ammonium salts of a saturated or unsaturated carboxylic acid and no carboxylic acid is used as a component of the catalyst system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wibke LOELSBERG, Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20190023865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b), wherein the composition (A) comprises at least one compound (af) comprising phosphorous and at least one functional group which is reactive towards isocyanates. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels, in particular in interior or exterior thermal insulation systems as well as in water tank or ice maker insulation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Wibke LOELSBERG, Marcel NOBIS
  • Publication number: 20180305491
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for preparing a porous material, at least compris-ing the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) at least comprising at least one polyfunctional isocyanate as component (ai) and at least one mineral acid (aa), and a sol-vent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) obtaining an organic gel, and drying of the gel obtained. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and as catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicants: BASF SE, THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Wibke LOELSBERG, Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Nicholas LEVENTIS, Chariklia SOTIRIOU-LEVENTIS, Adnan M SAEED
  • Publication number: 20180258249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a water soluble polysaccharide, at least one compound suitable to react as cross-linker for the polysaccharide or to release a cross-linker for the polysaccharide, and water, and preparing a gel (A) comprising exposing mixture (I) to carbon dioxide at a pressure in the range of from 20 to 100 bar for a time sufficient to form a gel (A), and depressurizing the gel (A). Gel (A) subsequently is exposed to a water miscible solvent (L) to obtain a gel (B), which is dried. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material, for cosmetic applications, for biomedical applications or for pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Wibke LOELSBERG, Raman SUBRAHMANYAM, Irina SMIRNOVA, Pavel GURIKOV
  • Publication number: 20180244888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) at least comprising an isocyanate composition (A*) comprising a polymeric polyfunctional isocyanate as component (ai), a monomeric polyfunctional isocyanate as component (aii), at least one catalyst as component (ac), wherein composition (A) is substantially free of aromatic amines, and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) obtaining an organic gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wibke LOELSBERG, Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH
  • Patent number: 10017621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a water soluble polysaccharide, at least one compound suitable to react as cross-linker for the polysaccharide or to release a cross-linker for the polysaccharide, and water, and preparing a gel (A) comprising exposing mixture (I) to carbon dioxide at a pressure in the range of from 20 to 100 bar for a time sufficient to form a gel (A), and depressurizing the gel (A). Gel (A) subsequently is exposed to a water miscible solvent (L) to obtain a gel (B), which is dried. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material, for cosmetic applications, for biomedical applications or for pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc Fricke, Dirk Weinrich, Wibke Loelsberg, Raman Subrahmanyam, Irina Smirnova, Pavel Gurikov
  • Publication number: 20180171092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising at least one monool (am) and a composition (A*) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels, in particular in interior or exterior thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk Weinrich, Wibke Loelsberg
  • Publication number: 20180057654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b), wherein the composition (A) comprises a catalyst system (CS) comprising a catalyst component (C1) selected from the group consisting of alkali metal and earth alkali metal, ammonium, ionic liquid salts of a saturated or unsaturated monocarboxylic acid and a carboxylic acid as catalyst component (C2). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels, in particular in interior or exterior thermal insulation systems as well as in water tank or ice maker insulation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Wibke LOELSBERG
  • Publication number: 20170341945
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for preparing an inorganic aerogel, the process comprising the steps of providing a composition (I) suitable to form an inorganic gel with a gelation time tG, spraying the composition (I) into supercritical carbon dioxide at a spraying time tS to obtain gel particles, and drying the gel particles obtained in step (ii) by supercritical liquid extraction, wherein the ratio tS:tG is in the range of from 0.2 to 0.99. The present invention further is directed to the inorganic aerogel as such as well as the use of the inorganic aerogel according to the invention in particular for medical and pharmaceutical applications or for thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wibke LOELSBERG, Marc FRICKE, Mark ELBING, Dirk WEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20170275568
    Abstract: The invention relates to liquid compositions, in particular for cleaning textiles, containing: (a) at least one surfactant, and (b) at least one ?-amylase, which is at least 89% and increasing preferably at least 90%, 90.5%, 91%, 91.5%, 92%, 92.5%, 93%, 93.5%, 94%, 94.5%, 95%, 95.5%, 96%, 96.5%, 97%, 97.5%, 98%, 98.5%, 99%, 99.5% and up to 100% identical to the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO. 1 over the entire length thereof and has deletions at one or more of positions 180, 181, 182, 183, and 184 in the counting according to SEQ ID NO. 1, with the stipulation that the composition has a water activity (aw) between 0.3 and 0.95, in particular in a range of 0.4 to 0.95, at 25° C. and 1013 mbar, stabilize in particular the amylase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Marouane Antir, Sabine Schuemann, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Martina Seiler, Timothy O'Connell, Frank Meier, Dirk Weinrich, Leyla Koelling, Luca Bellomi, Sheila Edwards
  • Publication number: 20170209897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a composite element. The process includes (i) provision of an outer layer with an uncoated surface and a coated surface coated at least partially with a composition (B) including at least one inorganic material, (ii) treatment of the uncoated surface of the outer layer and (iii) application, to the treated surface of the outer layer, of a composition (Z2) suitable for the production of a polyurethane foam and/or polyisocyanurate foam. The present invention further relates to a composite element obtainable or obtained by a process of the invention, and also to the use of a composite element obtainable or obtained by a process of the invention or of a composite element of the invention as insulation material or in the construction of façades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Clamor, Gunnar Kampf, Andrea Eisenhardt, Erhard Gleinig, Sven Moennig, Sarunas Turcinskas, Dirk Weinrich
  • Publication number: 20170204243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b), wherein the composition (A) comprises at least one monool (am). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels, in particular in interior or exterior thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Wibke LOELSBERG, Marc Fricke, Dirk Weinrich
  • Publication number: 20170204242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least providing a mixture (I) comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent(B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent (B) to form a gel, and drying of the gel obtained in step b), wherein the composition (A) comprises a catalyst (C) selected from the group consisting of alkali metal and earth alkali metal salts of a saturated or unsaturated monocarboxylic acid with 4 to 8 carbon atoms. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels, in particular in interior or exterior thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Marcel NOBIS
  • Publication number: 20170081494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a porous material, at least comprising the steps of providing a mixture (I) comprising a water soluble polysaccharide, at least one compound suitable to react as cross-linker for the polysaccharide or to release a cross-linker for the polysaccharide, and water, and preparing a gel (A) comprising exposing mixture (I) to carbon dioxide at a pressure in the range of from 20 to 100 bar for a time sufficient to form a gel (A), and depressurizing the gel (A). Gel (A) subsequently is exposed to a water miscible solvent (L) to obtain a gel (B), which is dried. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material, for cosmetic applications, for biomedical applications or for pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH, Wibke LOELSBERG, Raman SUBRAHMANYAM, Irina SMIRNOVA, Pavel GURIKOV
  • Publication number: 20160229976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing aerogels, which comprises reacting at least one polyfunctional isocyanate with at least one polyfunctional aromatic amine in the presence of at least one carboxylate as catalyst and a solvent. The invention further relates to the aerogels which can be obtained in this way and to the use of the aerogels as insulation material, in particular for applications in the building sector and in vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20160090463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing porous materials, which comprises providing a mixture comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent mixture (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent mixture (B) to form a gel and drying of the gel, wherein the solvent mixture (B) is a mixture of at least two solvents and the solvent mixture has a Hansen solubility parameter ?H in the range of 3.0 to 5.0 MPa?1, determined using the parameter ?H of each solvent of the solvent mixture (B). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc FRICKE, Dirk WEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20150184115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid detergent or cleaning agent, comprising a) 5 to 85 wt %, with respect to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of surfactant, b) 0.1 to 10 wt %, with respect to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of particles, c) 0.1 to 10 wt %, with respect to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of pyrogenic silicon dioxide, and d) up to 15 wt %, with respect to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of water. The liquid detergent or cleaning agent is clear, exhibits no creaming and/or sedimentation of the dispersed capsules, and can be part of water-soluble packagings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Dirk Weinrich, Luca Bellomi, Sabine Schuemann, Matthias Sunder, Thorsten Ott
  • Publication number: 20150024993
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scent release system for repeated use in a dryer, which system comprises a perfumed composition which is located in a release device provided with perforations in the wall. The release device comprises on the external surface an indentation which is at least in part filled with a wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Noelle Wrubbel, Dirk Weinrich, Helga Werner