Patents by Inventor Johannes Vorholz

Johannes Vorholz 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: 20210371651
    Abstract: A mixture contains at least one amino-regulated polyether block amide (PEBA) and at least one poly(meth)acrylate selected from poly(meth)acrylimides, polyalkyl(meth)acrylates, and mixtures thereof. The mass ratio of PEBA to poly(meth)acrylate is 95:5 to 60:40. The polyalkyl(meth)acrylate contains 80% by weight to 99% by weight of methyl methacrylate (MMA) units and 1% by weight to 20% by weight of C1-C10-alkyl acrylate units, based on the total weight of polyalkyl(meth)acrylate. The mixture can be processed to give foamed mouldings. The mouldings can be used in footwear soles, stud material, insulation or insulating material, damping components, lightweight components, or in a sandwich structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicants: Evonik Operations GmbH, Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Kathrin Salwiczek, Alexander Richter, Christine Weiß, Wolfgang Luley, Andreas Weber, Lukas Friedrich Dössel, David Bailey, Ralf Richter, Steffen Krill, Johannes Vorholz, Maren Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20210115166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a poly(meth)acrylic acid, characterized in that a (meth)acrylic acid-containing process stream from (meth)acrolein synthesis is subjected to free-radical polymerization. The invention also relates to the esterification of the polymer obtained to give a homopolymer or copolymer ester, and to the use thereof as additive, flow improver and water reducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen KRILL, Johannes VORHOLZ, Andreas WEBER, Marita KAUFMANN, Andrea WITTKOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10294337
    Abstract: A process for preparing poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer particles with an average particle size in the range of 50-800 nm includes transferring a mixture of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer, ethanol and carbon dioxide from a first reactor into a second reactor under rapid reduction of the pressure and expansion with phase separation into a gas phase, an ethanol aerosol and an ethanolic suspension containing poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer particles, removing the carbon dioxide gas and the ethanol aerosol from the second reactor, and obtaining the poly(glycolide-co-lactide) copolymer particles in the form of an ethanolic suspension or in dry form from the second reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kirchner, Rosario Lizio, Markus Rolf Rossmeissl, Wolfgang Luley, Johannes Vorholz, Silko Grimm, Marc Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180201738
    Abstract: A process for preparing poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer particles with an average particle size in the range of 50-800 nm includes transferring a mixture of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer, ethanol and carbon dioxide from a first reactor into a second reactor under rapid reduction of the pressure and expansion with phase separation into a gas phase, an ethanol aerosol and an ethanolic suspension containing poly(lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer particles, removing the carbon dioxide gas and the ethanol aerosol from the second reactor, and obtaining the poly(glycolide-co-lactide) copolymer particles in the form of an ethanolic suspension or in dry form from the second reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas KIRCHNER, Rosario Lizio, Markus Rolf Rossmeissl, Wolfgang Luley, Johannes Vorholz, Silko Grimm, Marc Scheider
  • Patent number: 9926387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous or semi-continuous freeze coagulation process for aqueous polymer dispersions, wherein said process comprises a freezing step and a solid-liquid separation step and is further characterized in that it comprises the further step of admixing water and/or water vapor between the freezing step and the solid-liquid separation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Dominic Stoerkle, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Melanie Jungkamp, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Mona Rueppel, Reiner Mueller, Klaus Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20160280809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous or semi-continuous freeze coagulation process for aqueous polymer dispersions, wherein said process comprises a freezing step and a solid-liquid separation step and is further characterized in that it comprises the further step of admixing water and/or water vapor between the freezing step and the solid-liquid separation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Dominic STOERKLE, Andreas WEBER, Johannes VORHOLZ, Melanie JUNGKAMP, Marcus DENGER, Norbert HOFFMANN, Mona RUEPPEL, Reiner MUELLER, Klaus ALBRECHT
  • Publication number: 20150361236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foamable bead polymer consisting of (meth)acrylonitrile, (meth)acrylic acid, copolymerizable latent blowing agents and optionally (meth)acrylic esters, the preparation thereof by suspension polymerization and the use thereof for producing foams. Such a bead polymer makes it possible, for example, to carry out in-mould foaming in a simple way and thus produce products having the shape of the desired workpiece directly. These workpieces are highly suitable as components in space, air, water and land vehicles and for other construction elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas RICHTER, Sabine SCHWARZ-BARAC, Kay BERNHARD, Ina PIOTROWSKI, Michael SCHNABEL, Sabrina SCHWEITZER, Dirk POPPE, Johannes VORHOLZ
  • Patent number: 8859697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing tertiary amino groups by free-radical polymerization in solution from a monomer mixture selected from a) 30 to 70% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid and b) 70 to 30% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a tertiary amino group in the alkyl radical and c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers, whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 8822613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing quaternary ammonium groups from a monomer mixture selected from: (a) 80 to 99% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid; and (b) 20 to 1% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a quaternary ammonium group in the alkyl radical; and (c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120 C over a period of 2 to 24 hours, where the polymerization mixture is polymerized to a polymerization syrup with a conversion of the monomers to the copolymer of at least 99% by weight, where the polymerization syrup is subsequently degassed by distillation or by extrusion and the degassed polymerization syrup is further comm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos
  • Publication number: 20130190468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing tertiary amino groups by free-radical polymerization in solution from a monomer mixture selected from a) 30 to 70% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid and b) 70 to 30% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a tertiary amino group in the alkyl radical and c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers, whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: EVONIK RÖHM GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos
  • Publication number: 20130096272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing quaternary ammonium groups from a monomer mixture selected from: (a) 80 to 99% by weight of a C1-C4-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid; and (b) 20 to 1% by weight of an alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid with a quaternary ammonium group in the alkyl radical; and (c) 0 to 10% of further copolymerizable vinyl monomers whereby one or more polymerization initiators, optionally one or more molecular weight regulators and one or more solvents or of a solvent mixture are added to the monomer mixture to give a polymerization mixture, which is polymerized at temperatures from 30 to 120 C over a period of 2 to 24 hours, where the polymerization mixture is polymerized to a polymerization syrup with a conversion of the monomers to the copolymer of at least 99% by weight, where the polymerization syrup is subsequently degassed by distillation or by extrusion and the degassed polymerization syrup is further comm
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meier, Andreas Weber, Johannes Vorholz, Alpertunga Kueksal, Andreas Klosendorf, Pamela Boehmann, Marcus Denger, Norbert Hoffmann, Nikolaos Papadopoulos