Patents by Inventor Hans-Christian Raths

Hans-Christian Raths 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: 11051510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition comprising a pesticide and an alkoxylate of the formula (I) R1-[AO]n—O—C(R3)(R4)—O—[CH2—CH2—O]m—R2??(I) where R1 is a C6-C32 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, R2 is a C1-C18 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, R3 and R4 are independently from another H or C1-C12 aliphatic hydrocarbon groups, AO is C2-C6 alkyleneoxy group, n is from 1 to 100, and m is from 0 to 10. The invention further relates to the alkoxylate. The invention further relates to a method of preparing the composition by bringing the alkoxylate and the pesticide into contact. Finally, the invention relates to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hans-Christian Raths, Rainer Berghaus, Martin Semar
  • Publication number: 20210148203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of crude oil from subterranean, oil-bearing formations comprising at least the following steps of providing an aqueous surfactant composition comprising water and a surfactant mixture, injecting said surfactant composition into the subterranean, oil-bearing formation through at least one injection well, thereby reducing the crude oil-water interfacial tension to less than 0.1 mN/m, and withdrawing crude oil from the formation through at least one production well, wherein the surfactant mixture comprises at least a surfactant (A) having the general formula R1—O—(CH2CH(R2)O)a—(CH2CH(CH3)O)b—(CH2CH2O)c—R3—Y?M+ (I) and a solubility enhancer (B) having the general formula R4—O—(CH2CH(CH3)O)x—(CH2CH2O)y—R3—Y?M+ (II), wherein R1 to R4, a, b, c, x, y, Y and M have the meaning as defined the the description and claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Christian BITTNER, Guenter OETTER, Jack F. TINSLEY, Hans-Christian RATHS, Marcel Patrik KIENLE, Sebastian Alexander WEISSE
  • Patent number: 10961432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least a mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate and corresponding alkyl ether alcohol, where the alkyl ether carboxylate has been prepared from the alkyl ether alcohol and the molar ratio in the mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate:alkyl ether alcohol is from 51:49 to 92:8, is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit, where the deposit has a deposit temperature of 55° C. to 150° C., a crude oil having more than 20° API and a deposit water having more than 100 ppm of divalent cations, and crude oil is withdrawn through at least one production well from the deposit. The invention further relates to the preparation of the mixture and to a concentrate comprising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Sebastian Alexander Weiße, Hans-Christian Raths, Jack Tinsley, Marcel Kienle
  • Patent number: 10954473
    Abstract: Aqueous surfactant compositions comprising one or more alpha-sulfo fatty acid disalt (A) of general formula (I) R1CH(SO3M1)COOM2??(I), in which the radical R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or alkenyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radicals M1 and M2, independently of each other, are selected from H, Li, Na, K, Ca/2, Mg/2, ammonium, and alkanolamine, one or more sulfoketone (B) selected from compounds (F) and compounds (G) wherein the compounds (F) have general formula (VI) R6CH2—CO—CHR7(SO3M8)??(VI), in which the radicals R6 and R7, independently of each other, are a linear or branched alkyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radical M8 is selected from H, Li, Na, K, Ca/2, Mg/2, ammonium, and alkanolamine, and the compounds (G) have general formula (VII) (SO3M9)R8CH—CO—CHR9(SO3M10)??(VII), in which the radicals R8 and R9, independently of each other, are a linear or branched alkyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radicals M9 and M10, independently of each other, are s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claudia Brunn, Ansgar Behler, Hans-Christian Raths, Detlev Stanislowski, Gerhard Hermanns
  • Patent number: 10827748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition comprising a pesticide and an alkoxylate of the formula (I) as defined below. The invention further relates to said alkoxylate. The invention further relates to a method of preparing said composition by bringing the alkoxylate and the pesticide into contact. Finally, the invention relates to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants, wherein said composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, their environment or the crop plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesired plants and/or on the crop plants and/or on their environment; and to seed containing said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bjorn Thomas Hahn, Rainer Berghaus, Martin Semar, Hans-Christian Raths
  • Patent number: 10757935
    Abstract: A composition comprising a pesticide and alkoxylated ester is provided, as well as seed including the composition. Use of alkoxylated esters as adjuvants in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures are also described. Methods for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants are further provided, wherein the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Birgit Hupka, Bjoern Thomas Hahn, Juergen Roeder
  • Publication number: 20200216747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for mineral oil production, in which an aqueous saline surfactant formulation comprising a surfactant mixture of at least one anionic surfactant of the general formula R1—O—(CH2C(CH3)HO)x, —(CH2CH2O)y—SO3M and at least one amionic surfactant of the general formula R2—O—(CH2CH2O)2—SO3M and a base is injected through injection boreholes into a mineral oil deposit, and crude oil is withdrawn from the deposit through production boreholes. The invention further relates to the surfactant mixture, a concentrate comprising the surfactant mixture and a manufacturing process as well as the use of the surfactant mixture and the con- centrate in the production of mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christian BITTNER, Ashok Kumar MISHRA, Kathrin COHEN, Clara Maria HERNANDEZ MORALES, Prapas LOHATEERAPARP, Hans-Christian RATHS, Michael BUESCHEL, Gabriela ALVAREZ JUERGENSON, Thomas ALTMANN, Benjamin WENZKE
  • Patent number: 10694742
    Abstract: A composition having a pesticide and a hydroxyalkyl polyoxylene glycol ether of the general formula (I) where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; R2 is ethylene, propylene, butylene or a mixture thereof; R3 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; and n has a value of from 1 to 100. The composition may be used as an adjuvant in in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures. In a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants, the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof. Seed may also include the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Semar, Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Markus Kalt, Rainer Berghaus
  • Publication number: 20200157409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of crude oil from subterranean, oil-bearing formations comprising at least the following steps of providing an aqueous surfactant composition comprising water and a surfactant mixture, injecting said surfactant composition into the subterranean, oil-bearing formation through at least one injection well, thereby reducing the crude oil-water interfacial tension to less than 0.1 mN/m, and withdrawing crude oil from the formation through at least one production well, wherein the surfactant mixture comprises at least a surfactant (A) having the general formula R1—O—(CH2CH(R2)O)a-(CH2CH(CH3)O)b— (CH2CH2O)c—R3—Y? M+ (I) and a solubility enhancer (B) having the general formula R4—O—(CH2CH(CH3)O)x—(CH2CH2O)y—R3—Y? M+ (II), wherein R1 to R4, a, b, c, x, y, Y and M have the meaning as defined the the description and claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Christian BITTNER, Guenter OETTER, Jack F. TINSLEY, Hans-Christian RATHS, Marcel Patrik KIENLE, Sebastian Alexander WEISSE
  • Publication number: 20190316062
    Abstract: Provided herein is a phosphate-free detergent composition including at least one additive with a melting point in the range of from 40 to 60° C. and at least one amide group in the range of from 5 to 150 alkylene oxide groups per molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Hans-Christian Raths, Heike Weber, Stephan Hueffer, Rainer Eskuchen, Gerhard Hermanns, Christian Eidamshaus
  • Publication number: 20190292492
    Abstract: Aqueous surfactant compositions comprising one or more alpha-sulfo fatty acid disalt (A) of general formula (I) R1CH(SO3M1)COOM2 ??(I), in which the radical R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or alkenyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radicals M1 and M2, independently of each other, are selected from H, Li, Na, K, Ca/2, Mg/2, ammonium, and alkanolamine, one or more sulfoketone (B) selected from compounds (F) and compounds (G) wherein the compounds (F) have general formula (VI) R6CH2—CO—CHR7(SO3M8) (VI), in which the radicals R6 and R7, independently of each other, are a linear or branched alkyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radical M8 is selected from H, Li, Na, K, Ca/2, Mg/2, ammonium, and alkanolamine, and the compounds (G) have general formula (VII) (SO3M9)R8CH—CO—CHR9(SO3M10) (VII), in which the radicals R8 and R9, independently of each other, are a linear or branched alkyl radical having 6 to 18 carbon atoms and the radicals M9 and M10, independently
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Claudia Brunn, Ansgar Behler, Hans-Christian Raths, Detlev Stanislowski, Gerhard Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20190203103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least a mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate and corresponding alkyl ether alcohol, where the alkyl ether carboxylate has been prepared from the alkyl ether alcohol and the molar ratio in the mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate:alkyl ether alcohol is from 51:49 to 92:8, is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit, where the deposit has a deposit temperature of 55° C. to 150° C., a crude oil having more than 20° API and a deposit water having more than 100 ppm of divalent cations, and crude oil is withdrawn through at least one production well from the deposit. The invention further relates to the preparation of the mixture and to a concentrate comprising the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Sebastian Weiße, Hans-Christian Raths, Jack Tinsley, Marcel Kienle
  • Publication number: 20190183119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition comprising a pesticide and an alkoxylate of the formula (I) as defined below. The invention further relates to said alkoxylate. The invention further relates to a method of preparing said composition by bringing the alkoxylate and the pesticide into contact. Finally, the invention relates to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants, wherein said composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, their environment or the crop plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesired plants and/or on the crop plants and/or on their environment; and to seed containing said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Bjorn Thomas HAHN, Rainer BERGHAUS, Martin SEMAR, Hans-Christian RATHS
  • Patent number: 10266751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least a mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate and corresponding alkyl ether alcohol, where the alkyl ether carboxylate has been prepared from the alkyl ether alcohol and the molar ratio in the mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate:alkyl ether alcohol is from 51:49 to 92:8, is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit, where the deposit has a deposit temperature of 55° C. to 150° C., a crude oil having more than 20° API and a deposit water having more than 100 ppm of divalent cations, and crude oil is withdrawn through at least one production well from the deposit. The invention further relates to the preparation of the mixture and to a concentrate comprising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Sebastian Alexander Weiβe, Hans-Christian Raths, Jack Tinsley, Marcel Kienle
  • Patent number: 10238106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition comprising a pesticide and an alkoxylate of the formula (I) as defined below. The invention further relates to said alkoxylate. The invention further relates to a method of preparing said composition by bringing the alkoxylate and the pesticide into contact. Finally, the invention relates to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants, wherein said composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, their environment or the crop plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesired plants and/or on the crop plants and/or on their environment; and to seed containing said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bjorn Thomas Hahn, Rainer Berghaus, Martin Semar, Hans-Christian Raths
  • Publication number: 20180064104
    Abstract: A composition having a pesticide and a hydroxyalkyl polyoxylene glycol ether of the general formula (I) where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; R2 is ethylene, propylene, butylene or a mixture thereof; R3 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; and n has a value of from 1 to 100. The composition may be used as an adjuvant in in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures. In a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants, the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof. Seed may also include the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Semar, Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Markus Kalt, Rainer Berghaus
  • Publication number: 20180027810
    Abstract: A composition comprising a pesticide and alkoxylated ester is provided, as well as seed including the composition. Use of alkoxylated esters as adjuvants in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures are also described. Methods for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants are further provided, wherein the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Birgit Hupka, Bjoern Thomas Hahn, Juergen Roeder
  • Publication number: 20170355897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least a mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate and corresponding alkyl ether alcohol, where the alkyl ether carboxylate has been prepared from the alkyl ether alcohol and the molar ratio in the mixture of alkyl ether carboxylate:alkyl ether alcohol is from 51:49 to 92:8, is injected through at least one injection well into a mineral oil deposit, where the deposit has a deposit temperature of 55° C. to 150° C., a crude oil having more than 20° API and a deposit water having more than 100 ppm of divalent cations, and crude oil is withdrawn through at least one production well from the deposit. The invention further relates to the preparation of the mixture and to a concentrate comprising the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Christian BITTNER, Günter OETTER, Sebastian Alexander WEIßE, Hans-Christian RATHS, Jack TINSLEY, Marcel KIENLE
  • Publication number: 20170099834
    Abstract: A composition having a pesticide and a hydroxyalkyl polyoxylene glycol ether of the general formula (I) where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; R2 is ethylene, propylene, butylene or a mixture thereof; R3 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; and n has a value of from 1 to 100. The composition may be used as an adjuvant in in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures. In a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants, the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof. Seed may also include the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Semar, Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Markus Kalt, Rainer Berghaus
  • Publication number: 20170064947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition comprising a pesticide and an alkoxylate of the formula (I) R1—[AO]n—O—C(R3)(R4)—O—[CH2—CH2—O]m—R2??(I) where R1 is a C6-C32 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, R2 is a C1-C18 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, R3 and R4 are independently form another H or C1-C12 aliphatic hydrocarbon groups, AO is C2-C6 alkyleneoxy group, n is from 1 to 100, and m is from 0 to 10. The invention further relates to said alkoxylate. The invention further relates to a method of preparing said composition by bringing the alkoxylate and the pesticide into contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Christian RATHS, Rainer BERGHAUS, Martin SEMAR