Patents by Inventor Hazel SPRAFKE

Hazel SPRAFKE 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: 11384177
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide obtained by hydrolyzing acrylonitrile in water in the presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. The aqueous polyacrylamide gel furthermore comprises at least one stabilizer for prevention of polymer degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Joachim Zimmermann, Faissal-Ali El-Toufaili, Hazel Sprafke
  • Publication number: 20210179758
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the process is carried out in a modular, relocatable plant. The plant preferably is deployed at a location at which aqueous polyacrylamide solutions are used, for example on an oilfield or in a mining area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Markus OSTERMAYR, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Publication number: 20210070904
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. Modular, relocatable plant for manufacturing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions wherein the units of the plant are located at two different locations A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dennis LOESCH, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Hazel SPRAFKE, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Patent number: 10927222
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra Jeck, Oliver Soetje, Tobias Bringmann, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Dirk Meckelnburg, Dennis Loesch, Bjoern Langlotz, John Barratt, Faissal-Ali El-Toufaili, Hazel Sprafke, Bernd Schube, Markus Ostermayr
  • Publication number: 20200369811
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide obtained by hydrolyzing acrylonitrile in water in the presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. The aqueous polyacrylamide gel furthermore comprises at least one stabilizer for prevention of polymer degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Hazel SPRAFKE
  • Publication number: 20200308314
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous monomer premix from a location A to a location B. Modular, relocatable plant for manufacturing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions wherein the units of the plant are located at two different locations A and B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Markus OSTERMAYR, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Publication number: 20200283675
    Abstract: Process for producing aqueous polyacrylamide solutions by polymerizing an aqueous solution comprising at least acrylamide thereby obtaining an aqueous polyacrylamide gel and dissolving said aqueous polyacrylamide gel in water, wherein the manufacturing steps are allocated to two different locations A and B and the process comprises the step of transporting an aqueous polyacrylamide gel hold in a transportable polymerization unit from a location A to a location B. The transportable polymerization unit comprises a cylindrical upper part, a conical part at its lower end, feeds for the aqueous monomer solution, a closable bottom opening, and means allowing to deploy the polymerization unit in a vertical manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Tobias Joachim ZIMMERMANN, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Markus OSTERMAYR, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI
  • Publication number: 20190292330
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra JECK, Oliver SOETJE, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Hazel SPRAFKE, Bernd SCHUBE, Markus OSTERMAYR
  • Publication number: 20190153300
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, where the method includes: hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution; directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel; and directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, wherein the polyacrylamide gel is dissolved by water jet cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20190144574
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution is disclosed. The method comprises:—hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution,—directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel, and—directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20170240660
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for controlled radical polymerization of acrylic monomers using an organic photoredox catalyst, where the polymerization is mediated, as well as regulated, by light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John W. KRAMER, Craig J. HAWKER, Brett P. FORS, Nicolas J. TREAT, Hazel SPRAFKE, Paul G. CLARK, Javier READ de ALANIZ