Patents by Inventor Kai-Udo Sewe

Kai-Udo Sewe 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: 6165948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for drying out rock containing immobile formation water in the intake radius of natural gas wells and gas storage wells which deliver less than 50 l of water per 1000 m.sup.3 (S.T.P.) of natural gas produced, in which a dispersion comprising the componentsA) a water-repellent active compound,B) hydrophilic water-miscible dispersion medium, with or withoutC) a dispersant renders the water-containing rock hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Wacker-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Wendelin Dewenter, Kai-Udo Sewe, Willibald Burger, Michael Geck, Ludwig Esterbauer
  • Patent number: 5128262
    Abstract: The microbial decontamination of soils contaminated with hydrocarbons, in particular with mineral oils, by microbial oxidation is improved by a process in which in addition to supplying the oxygen necessary for degradation, by aeration, soluble nutrients, water and soluble or dispersed biosurfactants as such or mixed with chemical surfactants are metered into the contaminated soils directly or into the removed contaminated soil layers, in one or more batches at time intervals, in an amount such that the formation of toxic intermediates which slow down or block microbial degradation in prevented, the accessibility of mineral oils and their products for the microorganisms is simultaneously increased and, as a result, accelerated, virtually complete mineralization by respiration to CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 O is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Wintershell AG
    Inventors: Walter Lindoerfer, Kai-Udo Sewe, Axel Oberbremer, Reinhard Mueller-Hurtig, Fritz Wagner
  • Patent number: 4921615
    Abstract: Solid particles of various sizes are separated from viscous liquids, for example biomass from liquids of biotechnological processes, by pressure filtration by subjecting the inhomogeneous or homogenized suspension, without or after only a little dilution, to a pressure filtration whereby the solid particles of various sizes are retained according to size in a plurality of, in particular in from 1 to 3, superposed or juxtaposed filter stages on filter layers of various depths and on filter surfaces and are separated from the viscous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Wintershall AG
    Inventors: Walter Lindoerfer, Kai-Udo Sewe, Wilhelm Jahn-Held, Burkhard Ziebolz, Fritz Wagner
  • Patent number: 4814272
    Abstract: Rhamnolipids with high surface activity are produced micro iologically in high yield per g of dry cell substance using Pseudomonas spec. DSM 2874 in the form of growing, resting and immobilized cell mass in an aqueous medium containing at least one assimilable carbon source at a pH of 6.7 to 7.3 and a temperature of to C. Two new rhamnolipids with only one .beta.-hydroxydecanoic acid residue in the molecule and defined as .alpha.-L-rhamnopyranosyl- and 2-O-.alpha.-L-rhamnopyranosyl-.alpha.-L-rhamnopyranosyl-.beta.-hydroxydeca noic acid with a molecular weight of 334 and 480, respectively, are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Wintershall AG
    Inventors: Fritz Wagner, Christoph Syldatk, Uwe Matulowic, Hans-Jurgen Hofmann, Kai-Udo Sewe, Walter Lindorfer
  • Patent number: 4720456
    Abstract: Anionic, surface-active trehalose lipids, in which different organic acids are bound to a trehalose molecule by an ester linkage, are prepared by aerobically cultivating trehalose-producing microorganisms, capable of assimilating hydrocarbons, under growth-limiting conditions, but without limiting the oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Wintershall AG
    Inventors: Fritz Wagner, Egbert Ristau, Zu-yi Li, Siegmund Lang, Walther Schulz, Hans-Jurgen Hofmann, Kai-Udo Sewe, Walter Lindorfer