Patents by Inventor Guenther Crass

Guenther Crass 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: 7700015
    Abstract: A process is described for production of a biaxially oriented film which comprises at one crystallizable thermoplastic as main constituent and comprises at least 500 ppm, based on the weight of thermoplastic, of a pigment. The production process uses at least 20% by weight, based on the weight of the film, of recycled material of the same type whose molecular weight has been increased by condensation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Kern, Ursula Murschall, Bodo Kuhmann, Guenther Crass
  • Patent number: 7229696
    Abstract: The invention relates to an at least two-layer polyester film with a total thickness of from about 5 to about 200 ?m which comprises polyethylene terephthalate and from about 2 to about 20% by weight—based on the weight of the entire film—of polyethylene naphthalate, and also at least one functional outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Kliesch, Ursula Murschall, Franz Hora, Guenther Crass, Herbert Peiffer, Bodo Kuhmann
  • Patent number: 7186455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a white, biaxially oriented film which comprises a crystallizable thermoplastic as main componet and is characterized by further comprising at least one UV-stabilizer, at least one white pigment and at least one flame-proofing agent, which is soluble in the thermoplastic and introduced directly, during the film production, by masterbatch technology, whereby the masterbatch is pre-conditioned by gradual heating under reduced pressure and with stirring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Andreas Stopp, Guenther Crass, Ulrich Kern
  • Patent number: 7157132
    Abstract: Biaxially oriented, co-extruded polyester films comprising a base layer consisting of at least 90 wt. % thermoplastic polyester, preferably polyethylene terephthalate (PET), at least one sealable outer layer and a second non-sealable outer layer and, optionally, other intermediate layers, in addition to at least one flame-retardant agent, preferably organic phosphorous compounds. The inventive films are characterized by low inflammability, high UV stability, no embrittlement when subjected to thermal stress and a surface which is devoid of troublesome opacity. They are suitable for a multiplicity of uses both indoors and outside. The outer layers contain anti-blocking agents such as silicic acid having an average particle diameter of preferably less than 50 nm and/or 2 ?m. Preferably, the sealable outer layer consists of a copolyester which is made of ethylene terephthalate and ethylene isophthalate units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Andreas Stopp, Guenther Crass, Herbert Peiffer
  • Patent number: 7138176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent, low-flammability, UV-resistant, oriented film made from a crystallizable thermoplastic and having a thickness of from 5 to 300 ?m. The film comprises at least one UV stabilizer and at least one flame retardant, and at least the flame retardant, and preferably also the UV stabilizer, is fed directly as a masterbatch to the crystallizable thermoplastic during production of the film. The film may have one or more layers, and the UV stabilizer may have been selected from the group consisting of the 2-hydroxybenzophenones, the 2-hydroxybenzotriazoles, the organonickel compounds, the salicylic esters, the cinnamic ester derivatives, the resorcinol monobenzoates, the oxanilides, the hydroxybenzoic esters, the sterically hindered amines and triazines, and the flame retardant may be an organic phosphorus compound, in particular an organic phosphorus compound soluble in polyethylene terephthalate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass, Andreas Stopp
  • Patent number: 7090915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an opaque, white UV-stabilized low-flammability film with a thickness of from 10 to 500 ?m whose principal constituent is a crystallizable thermoplastic. It also comprises at least barium sulfate as pigment, at least one flame retardant, at least one UV stabilizer as light stabilizer and at least one optical brightener. The barium sulfate and/or the optical brightener and/or the flame retardant and/or the UV stabilizer here is either incorporated directly into the thermoplastic when the polymer is prepared or fed to the thermoplastic as a masterbatch during film production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass, Klaus Oberlaender
  • Patent number: 7056573
    Abstract: The invention relates to a co-extruded, biaxially oriented polyester film consisting of a base layer and at least one outer layer. The film contains a UV-stabilizer and has a matt outer layer which contains a mixture and/or a blend of two components (I) and (II), whereby component (I) is substantially a polyethylene terephthalate homopolymer or a polyethylene terephthalate copolymer, or a mixture of polyethylene terephthalate homopolymers or polyethyleneterephthalate copolymers, and component (II) is a polymer which contains at least one sulphonate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass, Gottfried Hilkert
  • Patent number: 7045200
    Abstract: A white film whose thickness is in the range from 1 to 500 ?m and which comprises, as principal constituent, a crystallizable thermoplastic, wherein the film comprises at least one UV stabilizer as light stabilizer and at least one white pigment, the use of the film, and also a process for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Guenther Crass, Guenter Bewer, Klaus Oberlaender
  • Publication number: 20060004114
    Abstract: A process is described for production of a biaxially oriented film which comprises at one crystallizable thermoplastic as main constituent and comprises at least 500 ppm, based on the weight of thermoplastic, of a pigment. The production process uses at least 20% by weight, based on the weight of the film, of recycled material of the same type whose molecular weight has been increased by condensation processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Ulrich Kern, Ursula Murschall, Bodo Kuhmann, Guenther Crass
  • Patent number: 6946192
    Abstract: The application discloses a transparent, biaxially oriented polyester film having a base layer at least 80% by weight of which is composed of a thermoplastic polyester, and having at least one outer layer, wherein the outer layer is composed of a polymer, or of a mixture of polymers, which comprises at least 40% by weight of ethylene 2,6-naphthalate units and up to 40% by weight of ethylene terephthalate units and/or units from cycloaliphatic or aromatic diols and/or dicarboxylic acids, with the proviso that the Tg2 value of the polyester film is above the Tg2 value of the base layer but below the Tg2 value of the outer layer, and at least one film surface has a surface tension of from 35 to 65 mN/m and/or has been provided with a functional coating of thickness from 5 to 100 nm. The film has low atmospheric oxygen transmission. It is particularly suitable for packaging uses, specifically for packaging foods and other consumable items, and for laminating, metallizing and printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Peiffer, Cynthia Bennett, Guenther Crass, Gottfried Hilkert, Werner Roth
  • Patent number: 6902818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transparent, UV-stabilized, single or multi-layered thermoformable film which contains, as a principal constituent, a crystallizable thermoplastic, preferably polyethylene terephthalate, and at least one UV-stabilizer. The inventive films are characterized by having a good stretchability, thermoformability and good optical and mechanical properties. Said films are suitable for outdoor uses just like shaped bodies made of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Andreas Stopp, Guenther Crass
  • Patent number: 6881470
    Abstract: Biaxially oriented, co-extruded polyester films comprising a base layer consisting of at least 90 wt. % thermoplastic polyester, preferably polyethylene terephthalate (PET), at least one sealable outer layer and a second non-sealable outer layer and, optionally, other intermediate layers, in addition to at least one flame-retardant agent, preferably organic phosphorous compounds. The inventive films are characterized by low inflammability, no embrittlement when subjected to thermal stress and a surface which is devoid of troublesome opacity, and are suitable for a multiplicity of uses both indoors and outside. The outer layers contain anti-blocking agents such as silicic acid having a particle diameter of preferably less than 50 nm and/or more than 2 ?m. Preferably, the sealable outer layer consists of a copolyester which is made of ethylene terephthalate and ethylene isophthalate units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Andreas Stopp, Guenther Crass, Herbert Peiffer
  • Patent number: 6875803
    Abstract: The invention concerns transparent, flame retardant, thermoformable, UV-stabilized, single layered or multilayered films, containing a cristallizable thermoplastic material, preferably polyethyleneterephthalate, at least one flame retarding agent and a UV stabilizer as main components. Said films are characterized by good stretchability, thermoformability and good optical and mechanical properties, which makes them and the shaped bodies made from said films suitable for both inner and outer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Andreas Stopp, Guenther Crass
  • Patent number: 6872461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a co-extruded, biaxially oriented polyester films containing a flame-retardant agent which can be dissolved in the polyester. The film has a matt outer layer which contains a mixture and/or a blend of two components (I) and (II), whereby component (I) is a polyethylene terephthalate homopolymer, or a polyethylene terephthalate copolymer, or a mixture of polyethylene terephthalate homopolymers or copolymers and component (II) is a polymer containing at least one sulphonate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass, Gottfried Hilkert
  • Patent number: 6872460
    Abstract: The invention relates to biaxially oriented, co-extruded polyester films. Said films comprise a base layer which consists of at least 70% by weight of a thermoplastic polyester, preferably polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with a diethylene glycol and/or polyethylene glycol content greater than 1.3% by weight and have at least one matt outer layer and optionally additional intermediate layers. The films also contain at least one UV-absorber, preferably hydroxy benzotriazoles and triazines. The films are characterized by high UV-stability, no embrittlement after exposure to temperature, a matt surface devoid of unwanted clouding and excellent thermoforming properties and are, together with the molded bodies produced therefrom, suitable for numerous interior and exterior applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass
  • Patent number: 6869991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a white film with a thickness in the range of 1 to 500 ?m that contains a crystallizable thermoplast as the main component. The inventive film is further characterized in that it contains at least one UV stabilizer as the light stabilizer and at least one white pigment. The invention further relates to a method for producing said film and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Klaus Oberlaender, Guenther Crass, Ulrich Kern
  • Patent number: 6863954
    Abstract: Biaxially oriented, coextruded polyester films with a base layer at least 90% by weight of which is composed of a thermoplastic polyester, preferably polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and with at least one sealable outer layer and a second nonsealable outer layer and, if desired, with other intermediate layers, and comprising at least one UV absorber, preferably hydroxybenzotriazoles and triazines, have high UV resistance, do not embrittle when exposed to high temperatures, have a surface without undesirable haze and are suitable for numerous indoor and outdoor applications. The outer layers comprise antiblocking agents, such as silica with an average particle diameter preferably below 50 nm and/or above 2 ?m, and the sealable outer layer is preferably composed of a copolyester which has been built up from ethylene terephthalate units and ethylene isophthalate units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Peiffer, Guenther Crass, Ulrich Kern, Ursula Murschall, Andreas Stopp
  • Patent number: 6855435
    Abstract: A transparent film whose thickness is in the range from 1 to 500 ?m and which comprises, as principal constituent, a crystallizable thermoplastic, wherein the film comprises at least one UV stabilizer as light stabilizer and at least one optical brightener, and to the use of the film, and also to a process for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Guenther Crass, Guenter Bewer, Klaus Oberlaender
  • Patent number: 6841222
    Abstract: The invention relates to a white, sealable, flame-retardant coextruded, biaxially oriented polyester film composed of at least one base layer B and of outer layers A and B applied to the two sides of this base layer. The film also comprises at least one flame retardant and one white pigment. The invention also includes the use of the film and a process for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Klaus Oberlaender, Guenther Crass, Ulrich Kern, Herbert Peiffer
  • Patent number: 6797358
    Abstract: The invention concerns a unilaterally mat, sealable, UV-stabilized and flame-resistant, sealable, co-extruded, biaxially oriented polyester film comprising at least one base layer (B) and a sealable top coating (A) applied to both sides of said base layer, in addition to a mat covering (C). The film also contains at least one UV stabilizer as a light stabilizer. The invention further concerns a method for the production of said film and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Ursula Murschall, Ulrich Kern, Guenther Crass, Herbert Peiffer, Hans Mahl