Patents by Inventor Frank Funke

Frank Funke 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: 10661360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary cutting tool assembly comprising a toolholder which has a central tool holding receptacle, and a cutting tool which has a holding projection that can be detachably held in the tool holding receptacle and via which the cutting tool is secured to and radially centered on the tool, wherein the holding projection has at its free end a pin-like, first centering section and an adjoining externally threaded section, wherein the holding projection ends in a radially outwardly projecting shoulder having an end face abutment surface, and the tool holding receptacle has an internally threaded section for receiving the externally threaded section and a first centering seat section which is positioned deeper within the tool holding receptacle and in which the centering section of the cutting tool is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventor: Frank Funke
  • Patent number: 10507531
    Abstract: A cutting insert for profile turning, in particular for wheel profile turning, includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and side surfaces. At the transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces two cutting edges are formed for machining a workpiece and two further edges each having two ends. The two cutting edges are designed part-circular in shape and each extend from one end of one of the two edges to the opposite end of the other of the two edges. Also described is a cartridge for holding a cutting insert, the cartridge being mountable on a machine tool. The cartridge has a main seating surface having a plane angle (?) of greater than 90° to the axis of rotation (D) of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Helmut Gremer, Frank Funke, Dieter Rosenland
  • Patent number: 10465334
    Abstract: Aqueous formulation comprising at least one alcohol A and at least one reaction product C of N,N?-substituted urea and glyoxal, wherein in the reaction product C at least 80 mol % of the hemiaminalic carbon atoms are bound to unetherified hydroxyl groups and wherein said alcohol A is different from reaction product C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHROMA IP GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Funke, Tao Wang, Sharon Tan
  • Publication number: 20180243845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary cutting tool assembly comprising a toolholder which has a central tool holding receptacle, and a cutting tool which has a holding projection that can be detachably held in the tool holding receptacle and via which the cutting tool is secured to and radially centered on the tool, wherein the holding projection has at its free end a pin-like, first centering section and an adjoining externally threaded section, wherein the holding projection ends in a radially outwardly projecting shoulder having an end face abutment surface, and the tool holding receptacle has an internally threaded section for receiving the externally threaded section and a first centering seat section which is positioned deeper within the tool holding receptacle and in which the centering section of the cutting tool is held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Frank Funke
  • Publication number: 20180187369
    Abstract: Aqueous formulation comprising at least one alcohol A and at least one reaction product C of N,N?-substituted urea and glyoxal, wherein in the reaction product C at least 80 mol % of the hemiaminalic carbon atoms are bound to unetherified hydroxyl groups and wherein said alcohol A is different from reaction product C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Frank FUNKE, Tao WANG, Sharon TAN
  • Publication number: 20150165528
    Abstract: A cutting insert for profile turning, in particular for wheel profile turning, includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and side surfaces. At the transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces two cutting edges are formed for machining a workpiece and two further edges each having two ends. The two cutting edges are designed part-circular in shape and each extend from one end of one of the two edges to the opposite end of the other of the two edges. Also described is a cartridge for holding a cutting insert, the cartridge being mountable on a machine tool. The cartridge has a main seating surface having a plane angle (?) of greater than 90° to the axis of rotation (D) of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Helmut Gremer, Frank Funke, Dieter Rosenland
  • Patent number: 7497931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for recovering 3-aminomethyl-3,5,5-trim-ethylcyclohexylamine (isophoronediamine, IPDA) having a fractionally distilled cis/trans isomer ratio of at least 73/27. The process includes the following steps: a) providing IPDA in a cis/trans isomer ratio of <73/27; b) feeding IPDA into the middle region of a distillation column having internals and distilling the IPDA in this distillation column at a temperature of from 5 to 300.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Funke, Thomas Hill, Jobst Rüdiger Von Watzdorf, Wolfgang Mattmann, Wolfgang Harder, Erhard Henkes, Gerd Littmann, Manfred Julius
  • Publication number: 20080255351
    Abstract: Processes comprising: providing a starting material comprising diethylene glycol; and reacting the starting material with ammonia in the presence of a heterogeneous transition metal catalyst to form a reaction product comprising aminodiglycol and morpholine; wherein the catalyst comprises a catalytically active composition, which prior to treatment with hydrogen, comprises a mixture of oxygen-containing compounds of copper, nickel, cobalt and at least one of aluminum and zirconium; and wherein the catalyst is present as one or more shaped catalyst particles selected from spheres, extrudates, pellets and other geometries, wherein the sphere or extradate has a diameter of <3 mm, the pellet has a height of <3 mm, and the other geometries have an equivalent diameter L=1/a? of <0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bram Willem Hoffer, Holger Evers, Petr Kubanek, Till Gerlach, Johann-Peter Melder, Frank Funke, Matthias Frauenkron, Helmut Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 7256313
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes for preparing 3-aminomethyl-3,5,5-trimethylcyclo-hexylamine (isophoronediamine, IPDA) having a high cis/trans isomer ratio. IPDA having a cis/trans isomer ratio in the range from 63/37 to 66/34 can be obtained in any desired cis/trans isomer ratio, irrespective of temperature, by reacting IPDA with H2 and NH3 in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst. IPDA having a cis/trans isomer ratio of at least 73/27 which is an important starting material for the synthesis of polyurethanes and polyamides can be obtained by combining this isomerization process with distillative processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Funke, Thomas Hill, Jobst Rüdiger Von Watzdorf, Wolfgang Mattmann, Wolfgang Harder, Erhard Henkes, Gerd Littmann, Manfred Julius
  • Patent number: 7253322
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process for the preparation of ethyldimethylamine and triethylamine with the following steps: (i) reaction of a mixture of diethylamine and dimethylamine with ethylene in the presence of a catalyst from the group of alkali metal dimethylamides, alkali metal diethylamides and alkali metal hydrides (ii) removal of the catalyst (iii) distillation separation of the resulting mixture in triethylamine and ethyldimethylamine and optionally diethylamine and dimethylamine (iv) optional return of the catalyst and of the starting amines to the reaction. The process according to the invention permits the coproduction of ethyldimethylamine and diethylamine in a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Basf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Böhling, Ulrich Steinbrenner, Frank Funke, Günter Müller, Günter Gaus, Christoph Benisch
  • Patent number: 7183438
    Abstract: Disclosed are catalysts, the catalytically active mass of which contains 22 to 40 percent by weight of oxygen-containing compounds of zirconium, calculated as ZrO2, 1 to 30 percent by weight of oxygen-containing compounds of copper, calculated as CuO, 15 to 50 percent by weight of oxygen-containing compounds of nickel, calculated as NiO, the molar ratio between nickel and copper being greater than 1, 15 to 50 percent by weight of oxygen-containing compounds of cobalt, calculated as CoO, and less than 1 percent by weight of an alkali metal, calculated as alkali metal oxide, prior to being treated with hydrogen. Also disclosed is a method for the production of amines by reacting primary and secondary alcohols, aldehydes, or ketones with hydrogen and nitrogen compounds selected from the group ammonia, primary and secondary amines, in the presence of said catalysts at an elevated temperature and an elevated pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Till Gerlach, Frank Funke, Johann-Peter Melder, Stefan Iselborn, Martin Rudloff, Michael Hüllmann
  • Patent number: 7161039
    Abstract: A process for preparing ethylamines, butylamines and mixed ethyl/butylamines comprising the following steps: (i) Hydroamination of butadiene and ethylene by means of a monoalkylamine and/or a dialkylamine in which alkyl=ethyl and/or butyl in the presence of an alkali metal amide as catalyst, (ii) isomerization of the amines obtained in the hydroamination (i), if appropriate under the following conditions: (iia) prior fractionation into particular fractions and/or (iib) isomerization under hydrogenating conditions and/or (iic) isomerization in the presence of ammonia, (iii) fractionation of the resulting product mixture with isolation of the desired product amines and recycle of the amines suitable as starting material to step (i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Steinbrenner, Frank Funke, Ralf Böhling
  • Publication number: 20070004849
    Abstract: A process for pretreating cellulosic textile, which comprises the steps of: (a) treating cellulosic textile with a solution of polymer or copolymer obtainable by (a1) polymerization or copolymerization of N-vinylamide of the general formula I where R is selected from hydrogen and C1-C10-alkyl, and (a2) partial hydrolysis if appropriate, (b) optionally drying the treated textile, and (c) optionally saponifying all or some of the amide groups, wherein at least one of the steps (a2) and (c) is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Siemensmeyer, Steffen Gibs, Frank Funke, Andreas Bastian, Michael Gotsche, Heinz Heissler, James Carnahan, Tanja Schneider, Holger Schopke, Stefan Frenzel
  • Patent number: 7122702
    Abstract: Process for the catalytic hydrogenation of an aliphatically unsaturated group in an organic compound in the presence of a catalyst whose preparation has involved precipitation of catalytically active components onto monoclinic, tetragonal or cubic zirconium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Till Gerlach, Frank Funke, Johann-Peter Melder
  • Patent number: 7101824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of iron-doped ruthenium catalysts supported on carbon, and their use for the selective liquid phase hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds to give the corresponding alcohols, in particular for the hydrogenation of citral to give geraniol or nerol or of citronellal to give citronellol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengellsellschaft
    Inventors: Till Gerlach, Hans-Georg Göbbel, Frank Funke, Klaus Ebel, Ekkehard Schwab, Signe Unverricht, Reinhard Körner, Lisa Lobree
  • Publication number: 20060123566
    Abstract: The present invention provides dye preparations comprising, each percentage being based on the weight of the preparation, a) from 0.1% to 30% by weight of one or more anthraquinone, quinophthalone or azo dyes which are free of ionic groups as a component (A), b) from 0.1% to 20% by weight of a dispersant based on a naphthalenesulfonic acid-formaldehyde condensation product having an average molecular weight of at least 11 000 g/mol, as a component (B), c) from 0.1% to 90% by weight of one or more mono- or polyhydric alcohols as a component (C), d) from 0% to 5% by weight of customary assistants as a component (D), and e) optionally water ad 100% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrike Hees, Michael Kluge, Bernhard Albert, Heinz Heissler, Frank Funke, Karl Siemensmeyer, Jurgen Werner
  • Patent number: 7060857
    Abstract: In a process for preparing 3-aminomethyl-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexylamine (isophoronediamine, IPDA) having a cis/trans isomer ratio of at least 70/30 from 3-cyano-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexanone (isophoronenitrile, IPN), NH3 and H2, the hydrogenation is carried out at from 50 to 200° C. and a pressure of from 50 to 300 bar in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst having an alkali metal content of ?0.03% by weight, calculated as alkali metal oxide referring to the total weight of the catalyst. The alkali metal content is made up of the contents of Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs; in particular, the alkali metal content is the Na content. A process for producing hydrogenation catalysts having an alkali metal content (in particular a sodium content) of ?0.03% by weight, calculated as alkali metal oxide/sodium oxide referring to the total weight of the catalyst, and the hydrogenation catalysts themselves are also provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Funke, Thomas Hill, Johann-Peter Melder, Ekkehard Schwab, Walter Himmel, Erhard Henkes, Hermann Petersen, Reinhard Körner
  • Patent number: 7057075
    Abstract: In a process for preparing alkylamines (product amines) by reacting alkenes with amines (starting amines) in the presence of a metal hydride or metal as catalyst is carried out in the process of the present invention, the reaction is carried out in the presence of a cocatalyst whose acidity is higher than that of the starting amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Böhling, Ulrich Steinbrenner, Frank Funke, Reinhard Dier
  • Publication number: 20060116311
    Abstract: The use of copolymers containing units derived from at least 2 monoethylenically unsaturated monomers B1 and B2 which each contain at least one nitrogenous heterocycle, as auxiliaries for textile dyeing and textile printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Pia Baum, Nicola Kulzer, Frank Funke, Andreas Bastian, Markus Ringelsbacher, Heinz Heissler, Gerhard Reuther, Rouven Konrad, James Carnahan, Karl Siemensmeyer, Birgit Potthoff-Karl, Tarja Schneider, Johann Muller
  • Patent number: 7053246
    Abstract: Process for preparing a symmetrical secondary amine by reaction of a primary amine in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst whose preparation has involved precipitation of catalytically active components onto monoclinic, tetragonal or cubic zirconium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Till Gerlach, Frank Funke, Christoph Benisch, Johann-Peter Melder