Patents by Inventor Konrad Knoll

Konrad Knoll 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: 20200165372
    Abstract: Brominated vinylaromatic-diene block copolymers (Br-SBC) comprising a vinylaromatic polymer block S and a brominated diene polymer block BB, wherein before bromination the weight-average molar mass Mw of the block S is greater than or equal to Mw of the block BB, use thereof as flame retardants, and also polymer compositions comprising these for unfoamed and foamed thermoplastic polymers, for example EPS and XPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Konrad KNOLL, Ingo BELLIN, Jan HOLOCH, Eckhard NEUFELD
  • Publication number: 20200095416
    Abstract: Polymer compositions comprising styrene butadiene block-copolymers (SBC) can be used for shrink-wrap films, a stiff star-shaped SBC block copolymer A having two short branches of a single copolymer block (B/S)Ai and two long branches of the structure St-[(B/S)A]n-(B/S)Ai or [(B/S)A]n-(B/S)Ai are used in said polymer composition, and the production of shrink-wrap films and of multilayer films is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert NIESSNER, Michael SCHUSTER, Daniel WAGNER, Konrad KNOLL
  • Publication number: 20200071446
    Abstract: Thermoplastic elastomer compositions can be used for medical skin contact applications, comprising: a) 90.9 to 69.0 wt.-% star-shaped block copolymer A with 4 arms of the general structure [S1—(S/B)k—(S/B)l—(S/B)m—S2]n—X, where S1 and S2 are vinylaro-matic hard polymer and S/B are soft random vinylaromatic/diene copolymer blocks; X is a coupling center; and b) 9.1 to 31.0 wt.-% of a plasticizer B: b 1) a mixture of mineral oil B1 and cyclohexane 1,2-dicarboxylic acid C8 to C10 dialkyl ester B2; or b2) a mixture of mineral oil B1 and vegetable oil B3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michiel VERSWYVEL, Norbert NIESSNER, Eike JAHNKE, Daniel WAGNER, Konrad KNOLL
  • Publication number: 20200010663
    Abstract: The invention relates to graft copolymers—based on non-cross-linked acrylate soft phases from which styrenic monomers are grafted—with a defined micro-structure, having a high transparency, toughness and weather resistance (UV-stability), a process for their preparation and their use, and also to polymer blends comprising said graft copolymers and styrenic polymers, and shaped articles produced therefrom and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert NIESSNER, Tobias SCHULZ, Oliver CARSTENSEN, Konrad KNOLL, Manfred DOERING, Frank SCHOENBERGER, Julien FAGE
  • Publication number: 20190233637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising at least one block copolymer and a specific amount of at least one oil component. The block copolymer, which is the polymeric matrix of the inventive composition, is built up from at least one vinyl aromatic monomer MA and at least one conjugated diene monomer MB, in particular the block copolymer is a styrene butadiene block copolymer (SBC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea COLOMBO, Michael HAMILTON, Michiel VERSWYVEL, Eike JAHNKE, Bernd ELBERT, Norbert NIESSNER, Konrad KNOLL
  • Publication number: 20190211128
    Abstract: The invention relates to graft copolymers—based on non-cross-linked acrylate soft phases from which styrenic monomers are grafted—with a defined micro-structure, having a high transparency, toughness and weather resistance (UV-stability), a process for their preparation and their use, and also to polymer blends comprising said graft copolymers and styrenic polymers, and shaped articles produced therefrom and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Norbert NIESSNER, Tobias SCHULZ, Oliver CARSTENSEN, Konrad KNOLL, Manfred DOERING, Frank SCHOENBERGER, Julien FAGE
  • Patent number: 10131779
    Abstract: Polymer blend comprising 95 to 100% of a component A) and 0 to 5% of additives, where A) is consisting of polymers A1) to A4): A1) 50 to 75% of a star shaped block copolymer A1 which comprises at least 2 terminal vinylaromatic hard blocks S and diene soft blocks B, where the proportion of the hard blocks S is from 65 to 90%, and Mn of block S is 35000 to 200000; A2) 5 to 15% of block copolymer A2 which comprises 2 terminal vinylaromatic hard blocks S1 and S2 and random copolymer blocks (B/S) consisting of 20 to 60% vinylaromatic monomers, and 80 to 40% dienes where the proportion of blocks S1 and S2 is 40 to 60%; and Mn of blocks S1 is 35000 to 200000, and Mn of blocks S2 is 5000 to 30000 and the molar S1/S2 ratio is 1:0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Hamilton, Thomas W. Cochran, Norbert Niessner, Konrad Knoll
  • Patent number: 10072140
    Abstract: Polymer blend comprising components A, B and C: A: 1 to 19.5% by weight of an elastomeric block copolymer A based on styrene (S-TPE); B: 0.5 to 8% by weight of a compatibilizer component B; and C: 80 to 98.5% by weight of at least one semi-crystalline olefin homo- or copolymer C. The invention further relates to a composition comprising thermoplastic elastomers based on styrene (S-TPE) for use as compatibilizer of S-TPE block copolymers and polyolefins, a process for the preparation of the polymer blend, a master batch for the preparation of the polymer blend, and single- and multilayer films comprising said polymer blend and their use for food packaging and as shrink hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Andrea Colombo
  • Patent number: 10020456
    Abstract: Polymers comprising at least one unit of formula (1) wherein n is 0 or 1, m and p are independently from each other 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, provided that the sum of n, m and p is at least 2, and n and p are not 0 at the same time, Ar1 and Ar2 are independently from each other C6-14-arylene or C6-14-aryl, which may be substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-30-alkyl, C2-30-alkenyl, C2-30-alkynyl, C5-8-cycloalkyl, C6-14-aryl and 5 to 14 membered heteroaryl, and X1, X2 and X3 are independently from each other and at each occurrence O or S, compositions comprising these polymers, and electronic devices comprising a layer formed from the compositions. Preferably, the electronic device is an organic field effect transistor and the layer is the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Emmanuel Martin, Fulvio G. Brunetti, Mi Zhou, Stefan Becker, Daniel Kaelblein, Chao Wu, Raimond Praptana, Konrad Knoll, Jordan Thomas Kopping
  • Publication number: 20180148530
    Abstract: A process is described for the production of phosphorus-containing organic polymers through reaction of dialkyl phosphites with organic polymers comprising carbon-carbon double bonds in the presence of organic compounds that form free radicals under the reaction conditions, with covalent linkage of the phosphorus atom of the dialkyl phosphite to a carbon atom of the organic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Alexander KOENIG, Konrad KNOLL
  • Patent number: 9920150
    Abstract: A process is described for the production of phosphorus-containing organic polymers through reaction of dialkyl phosphites with organic polymers comprising carbon-carbon double bonds in the presence of organic compounds that form free radicals under the reaction conditions, with covalent linkage of the phosphorus atom of the dialkyl phosphite to a carbon atom of the organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Alexander Koenig, Konrad Knoll
  • Patent number: 9845374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel block copolymers comprising at least one mono vinyl aromatic monomer (also referred to as mono vinylarene) and at least one conjugated diene monomer, in particular to styrene butadiene block copolymers (SBC), with a defined block structure. The invention further relates to polymer blends which comprise at least one block copolymer and at least one mono vinylarene acrylate copolymer, in particular a styrene-methyl methacrylate copolymer. Related methods for preparation and articles prepared from the polymer blends are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Niessner, Christof Mehler, Konrad Knoll, Thomas W. Cochran
  • Publication number: 20170250358
    Abstract: Polymers comprising at least one unit of formula (1) wherein n is 0 or 1, m and p are independently from each other 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, provided that the sum of n, m and p is at least 2, and n and p are not 0 at the same time, Ar1 and Ar2 are independently from each other C6-14-arylene or C6-14-aryl, which may be substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-30-alkyl, C2-30-alkenyl, C2-30-alkynyl, C5-8-cycloalkyl, C6-14-aryl and 5 to 14 membered heteroaryl, and X1, X2 and X3 are independently from each other and at each occurrence O or S, compositions comprising these polymers, and electronic devices comprising a layer formed from the compositions. Preferably, the electronic device is an organic field effect transistor and the layer is the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Emmanuel MARTIN, Fulvio G. BRUNETTI, Mi ZHOU, Stefan BECKER, Daniel KAELBLEIN, Chao WU, Raimond PRAPTANA, Konrad KNOLL, Jordan Thomas KOPPING
  • Publication number: 20170240740
    Abstract: Polymer blend comprising 95 to 100% of a component A) and 0 to 5% of additives, where A) is consisting of polymers A1 ) to A4): A1 ) 50 to 75% of a star shaped block copolymer A1 which comprises at least 2 terminal vinylaromatic hard blocks S and diene soft blocks B, where the proportion of the hard blocks S is from 65 to 90%, and Mn of block S is 35000 to 200000; A2) 5 to 15% of block copolymer A2 which comprises 2 terminal vinylaromatic hard blocks S1 and S2 and random copolymer blocks (B/S) consisting of 20 to 60% vinylaromatic monomers, and 80 to 40% dienes where the proportion of blocks S1 and S2 is 40 to 60%; and Mn of blocks S1 is 35000 to 200000, and Mn of blocks S2 is 5000 to 30000 and the molar S1/S2 ratio is 1:0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HAMILTON, Thomas W. COCHRAN, Norbert NIESSNER, Konrad KNOLL
  • Patent number: 9650464
    Abstract: Process for the production of asymmetric, star-branched block copolymers which comprise, incorporated into the polymer, from 60 to 95% by weight of vinylaromatic and from 40 to 5% by weight of a conjugated diene having from 4 to 5 C atoms, based on the branched block copolymer, via sequential anionic polymerization and subsequent coupling of the resultant living block-copolymer anions by a coupling agent, and also vinylaromatic-diene block copolymers obtainable via the process and use of these for moldings and for thermoforming foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Ulrike Dardin
  • Publication number: 20160355673
    Abstract: Polymer blend comprising components A, B and C: A: 1 to 19.5% by weight of an elastomeric block copolymer A based on styrene (S-TPE); B: 0.5 to 8% by weight of a compatibilizer component B; and C: 80 to 98.5% by weight of at least one semi-crystalline olefin homo- or copolymer C. The invention further relates to a composition comprising thermoplastic elastomers based on styrene (S-TPE) for use as compatibilizer of S-TPE block copolymers and polyolefins, a process for the preparation of the polymer blend, a master batch for the preparation of the polymer blend, and single- and multilayer films comprising said polymer blend and their use for food packaging and as shrink hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Konrad KNOLL, Andrea COLOMBO
  • Publication number: 20160168303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel block copolymers comprising at least one mono vinyl aromatic monomer (also referred to as mono vinylarene) and at least one conjugated diene monomer, in particular to styrene butadiene block copolymers (SBC), with a defined block structure. The invention further relates to polymer blends which comprise at least one block copolymer and at least one mono vinylarene acrylate copolymer, in particular a styrene-methyl methacrylate copolymer. Related methods for preparation and articles prepared from the polymer blends are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Norber NIESSNER, Christof MEHLER, Konrad KNOLL, Thomas W. COCHRAN
  • Patent number: 9365715
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition, containing a) 5 to 99 wt % of a block copolymer, which is constructed of hard blocks (A) made of vinyl aromatic monomers and one or more random soft blocks (B) of non-hydrogenated or hydrogenated block copolymer materials made of dienes and vinyl aromatic monomers, b) 1 to 95 wt % of a plasticizer having a higher polarity than white oil and a lower polarity than dinonyl adipate, c) 0 to 50 wt % of a polyolefin, and d) 0 to 60 wt % of additives, has advantageous properties in regard to processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: STYROLUTION EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Boris Breitscheidel, Ulrik Stengel
  • Publication number: 20160130381
    Abstract: A process is described for the production of phosphorus-containing organic polymers through reaction of dialkyl phosphites with organic polymers comprising carbon-carbon double bonds in the presence of organic compounds that form free radicals under the reaction conditions, with covalent linkage of the phosphorus atom of the dialkyl phosphite to a carbon atom of the organic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Alexander KOENIG, Konrad KNOLL
  • Patent number: 9090768
    Abstract: A mixture which comprises from 5 to 50% by weight of a block copolymer A, which comprises one or more copolymer blocks (B/S)A each composed of from 65 to 95% by weight of vinylaromatic monomers and from 35 to 5% by weight of dienes and of a glass transition temperature TgA in the range from 40° to 90° C.; from 95 to 50% by weight of a block copolymer B, which comprises at least one hard block S composed of vinylaromatic monomers and comprises one or more copolymer blocks (B/S)B each composed of from 20 to 60% by weight of vinylaromatic monomers and from 80 to 40% by weight of dienes and of a glass transition temperature TgB in the range from ?70° to 0° C.; from 0 to 45% by weight of polystyrene or of a block copolymer C other than A and B; and from 0 to 6% by weight of a plasticizer; and its use for production of shrink films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Styrolution Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Helmut Steininger, Michael Schuster, Daniel Wagner, Peter Merkel