Patents by Inventor Hans-Werner Schmidt

Hans-Werner Schmidt 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: 20240074302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of transition metal-carbene complexes in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), to a light-emitting layer, to a blocking layer for electrons or excitons, or to a blocking layer for holes, each comprising these transition metal-carbene complexes, to OLEDs comprising these transition metal-carbene complexes, to devices which comprise an inventive OLED, and to transition metal-carbene complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Martina Egen, Klaus Kahle, Markus Bold, Thomas Gessner, Christian Lennartz, Simon Nord, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Publication number: 20240025842
    Abstract: A composition comprises one or more trimesic acid derivatives of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a composition as described above and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trimesic acid derivative of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trimesic acid derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Publication number: 20230383088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for depolymerization of polymer compositions with decomposition of halogen-containing organic compounds, wherein the polymer composition contains at least one styrene-containing polymer and at least one halogen-containing organic compound. The addition of one or more inorganic basic compounds in the depolymerization simultaneously promotes the decomposition of the halogen-containing organic compound and favors the depolymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Norbert NIESSNER, Bianca WILHELMUS, Hannes KERSCHBAUMER, Hans-Werner SCHMIDT, Tristan KOLB, Andreas SCHEDL
  • Publication number: 20230331660
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Publication number: 20230312460
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Patent number: 11773054
    Abstract: A composition comprises one or more trimesic acid derivatives of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a composition as described above and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trimesic acid derivative of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trimesic acid derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Patent number: 11724983
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Publication number: 20230227627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing small-cell foams from a styrene-polymer component (S) and an additive of formula (I), wherein Z represents a C1-C5-alkylene group or an oxygen or sulfur atom, R1 and R2 represent, e.g., a C3-C12-alkyl residue, C3-C12-cycloalkyl residue or benzyl residue; and R3, R4, R5 and R6 represent hydrogen or a C1-C6-alkyl residue, comprising the steps of: —heating at least a styrene-polymer component (S) to obtain a molten, polymeric molding compound, —introducing a propellant (T) into the molten molding compound to form a foamable composition (Z), and—foaming the foamable composition to obtain a foamed molding, the molten polymeric molding compound containing at least one carboxylic acid derivative of the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Hans-Werner SCHMIDT, Klaus KREGER, Bastian KLOSE
  • Patent number: 11667603
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Patent number: 11667780
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer compositions (P) comprising at least one styrene-based polymer composition (A) comprising at least one graft copolymer (A-1), at least one organopolysiloxane compound, and optionally at least one colorant, dye or pigment, and/or at least one further additive, shows improved properties with respect to residual gloss after abrasion combined with improved melt flow characteristics while heat resistance is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Norbert Niessner, Janna Michaelis de Vasconcellos, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Tristan Kolb
  • Publication number: 20230108701
    Abstract: Use of transition metal complexes of the formula (I) in organic light-emitting diodes where: M1 is a metal atom; carbene is a carbene ligand; L is a monoanionic or dianionic ligand; K is an uncharged monodentate or bidentate ligand selected from the group consisting of phosphines; CO; pyridines; nitriles and conjugated dienes which form a ? complex with M1; n is the number of carbene ligands and is at least 1; m is the number of ligands L, where m can be 0 or ?1; is the number of ligands K, where o can be 0 or ?1; where the sum n+m+o is dependent on the oxidation state and coordination number of the metal atom and on the denticity of the ligands carbene, L and K and also on the charge on the ligands carbene and L, with the proviso that n is at least 1, and also an OLED comprising these transition metal complexes, a light-emitting layer comprising these transition metal complexes, OLEDs comprising this light-emitting layer, devices comprising an OLED according to the present invention, and specific tran
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Markus Bold, Christian Lennartz, Martina Prinz, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Patent number: 11539005
    Abstract: Use of transition metal complexes of the formula (I) in organic light-emitting diodes where: M1 is a metal atom; carbene is a carbene ligand; L is a monoanionic or dianionic ligand; K is an uncharged monodentate or bidentate ligand selected from the group consisting of phosphines; CO; pyridines; nitriles and conjugated dienes which form a ? complex with M1; n is the number of carbene ligands and is at least 1; m is the number of ligands L, where m can be 0 or ?1; o is the number of ligands K, where o can be 0 or ?1; where the sum n+m+o is dependent on the oxidation state and coordination number of the metal atom and on the denticity of the ligands carbene, L and K and also on the charge on the ligands carbene and L, with the proviso that n is at least 1, and also an OLED comprising these transition metal complexes, a light-emitting layer comprising these transition metal complexes, OLEDs comprising this light-emitting layer, devices comprising an OLED according to the present invention, and specific tr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Markus Bold, Christian Lennartz, Martina Prinz, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Patent number: 11505688
    Abstract: A scratch-resistant thermoplastic polymer composition (P) comprising 88 to 99.9 wt.-% of at least one styrene-based copolymer, 0.1 to 5 wt.-% of at least one modified organopolysiloxane compound, and optionally at least one colorant, dye or pigment, and/or at least one further additive, provides with improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Norbert Niessner, Eike Jahnke, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Tristan Kolb
  • Publication number: 20220185770
    Abstract: A composition comprises one or more trimesic acid derivatives of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a composition as described above and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trimesic acid derivative of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trimesic acid derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Publication number: 20220081372
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process for providing purified styrenic monomers, such as styrene, from styrene-containing polymer waste. Styrene-containing waste is depolymerized in a suitable reactor, and the depolymerization products are condensed and separated in a three-step distillation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Norbert NIESSNER, Bianca WILHELMUS, Hannes KERSCHBAUMER, Michiel VERSWYVEL, Petra INGHELBRECHT, Thomas W. COCHRAN, KyungHo SHON, Mohammed ABBOUD, Ricardo CUETOS, Hans-Dieter SCHWABEN, Jens KATHMANN, Thad URQUHART, Timothy A. BROWN, Tim WONG, Walter DE VET, Hans-Werner SCHMIDT, Andreas SCHEDL, Tristan KOLB
  • Patent number: 11274198
    Abstract: A scratch-resistant thermoplastic polymer composition (P) comprising 40 to 99.9 wt.-% of at least one styrene-based copolymer, 0.1 to 20 wt.-% of at least one inorganic metal compound nanoparticle, and optionally at least one polymeric compatibilizing agent, at least one modified polysiloxane compound, at least one colorant, dye or pigment, and/or at least one further additive has improved scratch properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Norbert Niessner, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Tristan Kolb, Sascha Ehlert, Stephan Foerster
  • Patent number: 11225571
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer compositions (P) comprising 90 to 99.9 wt.-% of at least one styrene-based copolymer, 0.1 to 10 wt.-% of at least one copolymer at least comprising repeating units derived from at least one ?-olefin monomer and at least one vinyl-aromatic monomer, at least one inorganic phosphate compound, at least one polyolefin wax and optionally at least one colorant, dye or pigment, and/or at least one further additive show improved properties with respect to residual gloss after abrasion combined with improved melt flow characteristics while heat resistance is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Norbert Niessner, Eike Jahnke, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Tristan Kolb
  • Patent number: 11220594
    Abstract: Scratch-resistant thermoplastic polymer compositions (P) comprising 90 to 99.9 wt.-% of at least one styrene-based copolymer, 0.1 to 10 wt.-% of an aliphatic amide wax additive comprising at least one aliphatic amide wax composition having a melting point in the range of 80° C. to 115° C., and optionally at least one colorant, dye, pigment and/or further additive, have improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Schulz, Norbert Niessner, Eike Jahnke, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Tristan Kolb
  • Publication number: 20210179540
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens
  • Publication number: 20210179544
    Abstract: A trisamide compound has the structure of Formula (I) in which R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups. A polymer composition comprises a trisamide compound of Formula (I) and a polyolefin polymer. The polymer compositions containing a trisamide compound of Formula (I) exhibit very low haze levels and minimal extraction of the trisamide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Kremer, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Paul Smith, John David Anderson, Suchitra Datta, Keith Keller, Nathan Mehl, Walter Scrivens