Patents by Inventor Harilaos Mavridis

Harilaos Mavridis 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: 20210284828
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blown films, made from or containing an ethylene homopolymer or copolymer A) and an ethylene copolymer B) having a MIE value lower than the MIE value of A), the composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.948 to 0.960 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 40; 3) MIF from 6 to less than 15 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 0.5 to 3.5; 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82; 6) ?0.02 of equal to or less than 150000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gerhardus MEIER, Ulf SCHUELLER, Andreas MAUS, Harilaos MAVRIDIS
  • Patent number: 10654956
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers and methods of making ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers. The ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers may have a density of about 0.915 g/mL to about 0.918 g/mL, a rheological polydispersity index greater than 0.8, a melt index of about 0.4 dg/10 min to about 2.0 dg/10 min, and/or a CEF T50 of 84° C. or less. The ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers may be made by combining an ethylene monomer and one or more alpha-olefin monomers in the presence of a catalyst, such as a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Roberta Pica, Pietro Baita, Gabriele Mei, Massimo Covezzi
  • Patent number: 10619035
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.945 to 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 43; 3) MIF from 4.0 to less than 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 3.5 to 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20200071429
    Abstract: A solid catalyst component (i) made from or containing a titanium compound, a magnesium compound and an ether, is activated by using two different aluminum alkyl compounds (ii) and (iii) in sequence and under specific molar ratios relative to each other and to the ether of the solid catalyst component (i).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PIETRO BAITA, DARIO LIGUORI, HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, GIAMPIERO MORINI, ROBERTA PICA
  • Patent number: 10577490
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 23 to about 40; 3) MIF from about 8.5 to about 18 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.45. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Harilaos Mavridis, Diana Dötsch
  • Patent number: 10501613
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pipes comprising bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene which has been extruded in the presence of one or more organic peroxides that are present in an amount ranging from 30 ppm to 200 ppm. The pipe has an improved long-term hydrostatic strength. Also provided are methods for preparing pipes having these characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Chun D. Lee, Steven W. Horwatt, Sameer D. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10457800
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.951 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 25 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 3.5 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 1 to about 40; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.83. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 10259892
    Abstract: Polyethylene composition for injection molding with a beneficial balance of environmental stress cracking resistance and impact resistance in combination with low warpage and beneficial processing behavior, said composition having the following features: 1) density of 0.945 g/cm3 or higher; 2) MIE from 1 to 30 g/10 min.; 3) ratio MIF/MIE from 15 to 30; 4) ER values from 0.40 to 0.52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Harilaos Mavridis, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke
  • Patent number: 10138310
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having low gels. The process comprises copolymerizing ethylene with one or more C3-10 ?-olefins to produce an LLDPE resin which has a gel defect area less than 25 ppm. The copolymerization is performed in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst which comprises an MgCl2 support, a Ti(IV) complex, and a cyclic ether as an internal electron donor. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst has an Mg/Ti molar ratio greater than or equal to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Debra L. Beran, Jeffrey R. Golden, Joachim T. M. Pater, Giampiero Morini
  • Publication number: 20180319916
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers and methods of making ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers. The ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers may have a density of about 0.915 g/mL to about 0.918 g/mL, a rheological polydispersity index greater than 0.8, a melt index of about 0.4 dg/10 min to about 2.0 dg/10 min, and/or a CEF T50 of 84° C. or less. The ethylene alpha-olefin copolymers may be made by combining an ethylene monomer and one or more alpha-olefin monomers in the presence of a catalyst, such as a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP
    Inventors: HARILAOS MAVRIDIS, ROBERTA PICA, PIETRO BAITA, GABRIELE MEI, MASSIMO COVEZZI
  • Patent number: 10113017
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition made from or containing a polyethylene, having the following features: 1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 10 to less than about 30; 3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min.; 4) a Mz equal to or greater than about 1,500,000 g/mol; and 5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, wherein the LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having the about same molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schuller, Iakovos Vittorias, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20180030252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pipes comprising bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene which has been extruded in the presence of one or more organic peroxides that are present in an amount ranging from 30 ppm to 200 ppm. The pipe has an improved long-term hydrostatic strength. Also provided are methods for preparing pipes having these characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Chun D. Lee, Steven W. Horwatt, Sameer D. Mehta
  • Patent number: 9879099
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition made from or containing a polyethylene, having the following features: 1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 30 to about 55; 3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min.; 4) a Mz equal to or greater than about 1,500,000 g/mol; and 5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, wherein the LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having about the same molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schuller, Iakovos Vittorias, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20170355788
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition made from or containing a polyethylene, having the following features: 1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 30 to about 55; 3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min.; 4) a Mz equal to or greater than about 1,500,000 g/mol; and 5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, wherein the LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having about the same molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
    Inventors: GERD MANNEBACH, BERND LOTHAR MARCZINKE, GERHARDUS MEIER, ULF SCHULLER, IAKOVOS VITTORIAS, HARILAOS MAVRIDIS
  • Publication number: 20170335025
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition made from or containing a polyethylene, having the following features: 1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 10 to less than about 30; 3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min.; 4) a Mz equal to or greater than about 1,500,000 g/mol; and 5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, wherein the LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having the about same molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
    Inventors: GERD MANNEBACH, BERND LOTHAR MARCZINKE, GERHARDUS MEIER, ULF SCHULLER, IAKOVOS VITTORIAS, HARILAOS MAVRIDIS
  • Publication number: 20170198069
    Abstract: Polyethylene composition for injection molding with a beneficial balance of environmental stress cracking resistance and impact resistance in combination with low warpage and beneficial processing behavior, said composition having the following features: 1) density of 0.945 g/cm3 or higher; 2) MIE from 1 to 30 g/10 min.; 3) ratio MIF/MIE from 15 to 30; 4) ER values from 0.40 to 0.52.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Harilaos Mavridis, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke
  • Patent number: 9029478
    Abstract: A film comprising a polymer blend of: (a) 0.15 to 0.8 wt % of an LDPE having an MI of 0.1 to 0.6 dg/min; and (b) 99.2 to 99.85 wt % of an LLDPE produced with a single-site catalyst comprising a metallocene and having a haze (HZlldpe), dart impact (DIlldpe), MD-Tear (MDTlldpe), and a slice long chain branching index of at least 0.90 for any portion of the composition having a molecular weight of 100,000 or above, wherein the film has a haze (HZblend), a dart impact (DIblend), and an MD-Tear (MDTblend), and HZblend=a*HZlldpe, where a is 0.20 to 0.70; DIblend=b*DIlldpe, where b is 0.9 to 1.3; and MDTblend=c*MDTlldpe, where c is 0.8 to 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Harilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 9023945
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method of preparing polyethylene compositions comprising polymerizing ethylene in a first gas-phase reactor and polymerizing ethylene in a second gas-phase reactor in the presence of hydrogen; wherein at least one of the first or second gas-phase reactors comprises a first and second polymerization zone; wherein a hydrogen pressure of the first and second polymerization zones are different such that at least a portion of the second ethylene cycles through the first and second polymerization zones and a gas mixture of each polymerization zone is partially or totally prevented from entering the other zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Diana Doetsch, Bernd Marczinke, Iakovos Vittorias
  • Publication number: 20140377577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are blended polymer compositions having a polyethylene first resin and a mLLDPE resin. The polyethylene first resin have a density of at least 0.926 g/cm3; and the mLLDPE resin has a density of between about 0.910 to about 0.925 g/cm3 and a melt index ranging from about 0.05 to about 5. The amount of the mLLDPE is less than about 20 weight percent based on the weight of the polyethylene first resin and mLLDPE resin; and the mLLDPE resin has a narrower molecular weight distribution than the polyethylene first resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Chun D. Lee, Harilaos Mavridis, Mick C. Hundley
  • Publication number: 20140243475
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method of preparing polyethylene compositions comprising polymerizing ethylene in a first gas-phase reactor and polymerizing ethylene in a second gas-phase reactor in the presence of hydrogen; wherein at least one of the first or second gas-phase reactors comprises a first and second polymerization zone; wherein a hydrogen pressure of the first and second polymerization zones are different such that at least a portion of the second ethylene cycles through the first and second polymerization zones and a gas mixture of each polymerization zone is partially or totally prevented from entering the other zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Basell Polyolefine GmbH, Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Diana Doetsch, Bernd Marczinke, Iakovos Vittorias