Patents by Inventor Franz-Josef Mueller

Franz-Josef Mueller 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: 9587393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing sandwich construction elements for substantially load-bearing and self-supporting building parts. In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided including a) producing at least one layer of a mechanically bonded fiber nonwoven which is impregnated with a binder based on at least one heat-curable resin system b) curing the heat-curable resin system in order to produce at least one hardened layer of the fiber nonwoven, and fixed thermally, c) bringing a heat-foamable or heat-foamed phenol resin into contact with that surface of at least one hardened layer of the fiber nonwoven which has been modified according to step b), d) possibly annealing the composite produced in a) to c), and e) curing the further binder based on at least one heat-curable resin system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Franz Josef Müller, Peter Werner, Peter Stracke
  • Publication number: 20130209723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing sandwich construction elements for substantially load-bearing and self-supporting building parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: c3 House Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Josef Müller, Peter Werner, Peter Stracke
  • Patent number: 8442772
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for classifying stem cells. The disclosure provides a way to define cells using a computational analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Loring, Franz-Josef Müller
  • Patent number: 8012575
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoset-bound fiber moldings produced from fiber material based on natural and/or synthetic fibers and bound by means of a thermoset binder. To produce thermoset-bound fiber moldings which combine the good mechanical, acoustical and fire properties of phenolic-bound fiber moldings with an ideally complete absence of any odor due to phenolic resin, at least one adsorbent is embedded in the surface and/or in the interior of the fiber molding during the operation of pre- and/or end-curing the thermosetting binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    Inventor: Franz-Josef Müller
  • Publication number: 20110118130
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for classifying stem cells. The disclosure provides a way to define cells using a computational analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Loring, Franz-Josef Müller
  • Publication number: 20100285314
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoset-bound fiber moldings produced from fiber material based on natural and/or synthetic fibers and bound by means of a thermoset binder. To produce thermoset-bound fiber moldings which combine the good mechanical, acoustical and fire properties of phenolic-bound fiber moldings with an ideally complete absence of any odor due to phenolic resin, at least one adsorbent is embedded in the surface and/or in the interior of the fiber molding during the operation of pre- and/or end-curing the thermosetting binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Franz-Josef Müller
  • Patent number: 5194675
    Abstract: Methyl formate is prepared by converting methanol over a copper-containing catalyst at elevated temperatures and in the gas phase by a process in which the catalyst used contains from 30 to 80% by weight of copper, calculated as CuO, as well as from 20 to 70% by weight of a magnesium silicate, calculated as MgO plus SiO.sub.2, which has a molar ratio of MgO/SiO.sub.2 of from 0.3 to 1.5, and may additionally be doped with the metals zinc, chromium and/or barium, each in an amount of not more than 1.5% by weight, calculated as ZnO, Cr.sub.2 O.sub.3 and BaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Joerg, Franz-Josef Mueller, Matthias Irgang, Laszlo Marosi, Gerhard Borchert
  • Patent number: 5151541
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of dialkyl carbonates of the general formula I ##STR1## in which R.sup.1 denotes C.sub.1 -C.sub.10 -alkyl, by reaction of alcohols R.sup.1 OH with a gaseous carbon monoxide/oxygen mixture in the presence of a copper catalyst and a co-solvent at elevated temperature and pressure wherein the co-solvent used is a cyclic urea of the general formula II ##STR2## in which n is equal to 2, 3 or 4 and R.sup.2 denotes hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Joerg, Rudolf Kummer, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 5142087
    Abstract: A process for the continuous synthesis of dialkyl carbonates of the general formula I ##STR1## in which R denotes C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkyl, by reaction of C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Joerg, Franz-Josef Mueller, Wolfgang Harder, Rudolf Kummer
  • Patent number: 4994603
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of methyl formate by reacting methanol and carbon monoxide in the presence of an alkali metal alcoholate or alkaline earth metal alcoholate at from 30.degree. to 150.degree. C. and from 50 to 300 bar, wherein a nonionic complexing agent is used to bind the alkali metal cations or alkaline earth metal cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz-Josef Mueller, Wolfgang Steiner, Karl-Heinz Ross, Otto Kratzer
  • Patent number: 4918218
    Abstract: Preparation of acetic acid and methyl acetate by gas-phase carbonylation of methanol in the presence of a nickel-containing catalyst and in the presence of chlorine, bromine or iodine or a volatile compound of one of these halogens as a promoter, wherein the active material of the catalyst used consists of not less than 40% by weight of nickel and the catalyst contains 0.001-1 part by weight of palladium per part by weight of nickel, as well as supported catalysts whose active material contains Ni and Pd in the above ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz-Josef Mueller, Dominique Matt
  • Patent number: 4908477
    Abstract: Organic iodine compounds are separated from carbonylation products of methanol, methyl acetate and dimethyl ether and from mixtures of such carbonylation products by a process wherein the iodine compounds are removed by liquid phase extraction with a non-aromatic hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Hartmann, Waldhelm Hochstein, Gerd Kaibel, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 4517391
    Abstract: Ethanol is prepared by hydrogenating acetic acid under superatmospheric pressure and at elevated temperatures by a process wherein a predominantly cobalt-containing catalyst is used and acetic acid and hydrogen are passed through the reactor, at from 210.degree. to 330.degree. C. and under from 10 to 350 bar, under conditions such that a liquid phase in not formed during this procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Schuster, Ludwig, Franz-Josef Mueller, Axel Anderlohr, Peter Blei, Gerhart Eigenberger, Bernd Hoppner, Gerd Kaibel, Wolfgang Steiner
  • Patent number: 4399001
    Abstract: A process for separating off organic iodine compounds from acetaldehyde-free carbonylation products of methanol, methyl acetate and dimethyl ether by removing the iodine compounds by azeotropic distillation with a hydrocarbon having a boiling point, under atmospheric pressure, of 25-55.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Hartmann, Waldhelm Hochstein, Gerd Kaibel, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 4388154
    Abstract: A process is provided wherein acetaldehyde and methanol are obtained from reaction mixtures which result from the homologization of methanol and which in addition to acetaldehyde essentially contain acetaldehyde dimethylacetal, methanol, methyl acetate and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Waldheim Hochstein, Gerd Kaibel, Franz-Josef Mueller, Horst Hartmann
  • Patent number: 4383894
    Abstract: A process for separating off organic iodine compounds from acetaldehyde by subjecting the acetaldehyde to azeotropic distillation with a hydrocarbon boiling at from 25.degree. to 55.degree. C. under atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Hartmann, Waldhelm Hochstein, Gerd Kaibel, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 4383893
    Abstract: Liquid mixtures containing aliphatic alcohols are separated, by distillation, into a higher-boiling alcohol-containing fraction and a lower-boiling fraction containing the other liquids, by carrying out the fractionation in the presence of water and of an alkanal and, over about 3/4 of the column height, in the presence of a non-volatile or only slightly volatile acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerd Kaibel, Horst Hartmann, Waldhelm Hochstein, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 4363925
    Abstract: Aromatic silanes are prepared by reacting an aromatic halogen compound with a disilane in the presence of a palladium complex and a phosphite or phosphine.The aromatic silanes obtainable by the process of the invention are valuable intermediates for the preparation of drugs, dyes and pesticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf-Dieter Acker, Gerhard Hamprecht, Franz-Josef Mueller
  • Patent number: 3993807
    Abstract: A process for metallizing substrates by activation of the substrate by deposition of palladium from a palladium complex, followed by electroless metallization. The palladium is deposited on the substrate by dipping the substrate into a solution of a palladium(O) complex and decomposing this complex at from 100.degree. to 300.degree. C.With this method it is possible to effectively activate substrates which are attacked by acid or alkali or swollen by organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Stabenow, Gerd Wunsch, Paul Deigner, Franz-Josef Mueller, Werner Loeser, Werner Steck