Patents by Inventor Kurt Seidel

Kurt Seidel 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: 11485168
    Abstract: A wheel of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, has a rim, a hub portion, and at least two spokes connecting the hub portion to the rim. At least two adjoining spokes are connected to each other by at least one connecting web which is arranged in a space between the spokes, is not attached to the rim and the hub portion, and extends at least approximately in the circumferential direction of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Bourne, Mike Seidel, Kurt Walther
  • Patent number: 10815191
    Abstract: The invention relates to cosmetic formulations comprising specific ester quats based on isopropanolamine or tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, and to the use of these ester quats in cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Schwab, Hans-Juergen Koehle, Kurt Seidel, Ursula Westerholt, Hans Henning Wenk
  • Patent number: 10011806
    Abstract: In a method for making a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester by quaternizing a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid ester with dimethylsulfate the quaternizing is carried out in the presence of a solid acid scavenger. The method can provide a fabric softener active composition, comprising from 65 to 98% by weight of at least one tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester, the corresponding non-quaternized tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid esters in amounts providing a total amine number of the composition of from 2 to less than 7 mg KOH/g, and from 1 to 1500 ppm methanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Köhle, Axel Euler, Kurt Seidel, Peter Schwab
  • Patent number: 9801797
    Abstract: Cosmetic formulations including specific ester quats based on isopropanolamine are provided, as well as the use of these ester quats in cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Koehle, Kurt Seidel, Peter Schwab, Ursula Westerholt
  • Patent number: 9441187
    Abstract: Reacting at least one tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid ester with dimethylsulfate at a molar ratio of dimethylsulfate to amine nitrogen of from 0.79 to 0.94 until the reaction mixture has a total amine number of from 7 to 20 mg KOH/g provides novel fabric softener active compositions with a low content of methanol, comprising from 65 to 98% by weight of tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid esters and from 1 to 1500 ppm methanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Köhle, Ulrike Kottke, Dirk Kuppert, Dietmar Träumer, Kurt Seidel, Axel Euler
  • Publication number: 20160083333
    Abstract: The invention relates to cosmetic formulations comprising specific ester quats based on isopropanolamine or tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, and to the use of these ester quats in cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Schwab, Hans-Juergen Koehle, Kurt Seidel, Ursula Westerholt, Hans Henning Wenk
  • Publication number: 20150126431
    Abstract: In a method for making a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester by quaternizing a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid ester with dimethylsulfate the quaternizing is carried out in the presence of a solid acid scavenger. The method can provide a fabric softener active composition, comprising from 65 to 98% by weight of at least one tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester, the corresponding non-quaternized tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid esters in amounts providing a total amine number of the composition of from 2 to less than 7 mg KOH/g, and from 1 to 1500 ppm methanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Köhle, Axel Euler, Kurt Seidel, Peter Schwab
  • Publication number: 20150080286
    Abstract: Reacting at least one tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid ester with dimethylsulfate at a molar ratio of dimethylsulfate to amine nitrogen of from 0.79 to 0.94 until the reaction mixture has a total amine number of from 7 to 20 mg KOH/g provides novel fabric softener active compositions with a low content of methanol, comprising from 65 to 98% by weight of tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid esters and from 1 to 1500 ppm methanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Köhle, Ulrike Kottke, Dirk Kuppert, Dietmar Träumer, Kurt Seidel, Axel Euler
  • Publication number: 20140286889
    Abstract: Cosmetic formulations including specific ester quats based on isopropanolamine are provided, as well as the use of these ester quats in cosmetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Koehle, Kurt Seidel, Peter Schwab, Ursula Westerholt
  • Publication number: 20090124533
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous fabric softener which comprises at least one textile-softening quaternary ammonium salt and at least one polyurethane thickener, and has reversibly thixotropic flow behaviour. The inventive fabric softeners feature little change in the viscosity during storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrike Kottke, Michael Fender, Harald Jakob, Kurt Seidel, Ellen Reuter, Eberhard Esselborn
  • Patent number: 6172018
    Abstract: Aqueous cleaning compositions having high foaming power and minimal effect on the skin which comprise (A) from about 1 to about 50% by weight of one or more anionic surfactants having 1 or 2 lipophilic groups each of which has from 1 to 22 carbon atoms and a polar group selected from the group consisting of a carboxylate, a sulfate, and a sulfonate group; (B) from about 0.5 to about 10% by weight of one or more alkyl glycosides of the formula R(G)x wherein R is a linear, saturate C8-22 alkyl group, (G) is a glycoside or oligoglycoside moiety, and x is a number from 1 to 4; (C) from about 0.1 to about 5% by weight of an anionic polymer; (D) from about 35 to about 98.4% by weight of water; wherein the sum total of components (B) and (C) is no greater man the amount of component (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Kurt Seidel, Detlef Hollenberg, Anja Patten
  • Patent number: 6045779
    Abstract: A water-based composition for the treatment of hair or skin containing an active-substance combination of cosmetic components consisting of(a) an alkyl polyglycoside corresponding to general formula (I):RO--(Z).sub.x (I)in which R is an alkyl radical containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms, Z is a mono- or oligosaccharide and x is a number of 1.1 to 5, or adducts thereof with 1 to 10 moles of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide,(b) a polymer, and(c) a vegetable oil selected from kukui nut oil, almond oil, walnut oil, peach kernel oil, avocado oil, tea tree oil, soya oil, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil, tsubaki oil, evening primrose oil, rice bran oil, palm kernel oil, mango kernel oil, meadow foam oil, thistle oil, macadamia nut oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, babassu oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, pumpkin seed oil, mallow oil, hazel nut oil, safflower oil, jojoba oil, canola oil, sasanqua oil and shea butter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Kurt Seidel, Anke Kaczich, Detlef Hollenberg, Iduna Matzik
  • Patent number: 5830483
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsion comprising(A) from about 50 to about 99% by weight of water;(B) from about 1 to about 30% by weight of an oil phase; and(C) an emulsifying effective quantity of an emulsifier system consisting essentially of(i) at least one nonionic emulsifier of formula (I):Z.sub.x R.sup.1 (R.sup.2 --CO).sub.y G.sub.z (I)in which Z is a sugar unit selected from the group consisting of pentoses and hexoses, x is a number of 1 to 5, R.sup.1 is a saturated alkyl radical containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R.sup.2 is a linear or branched alkyl radical or mono- or polyunsaturated alkenyl radical containing 8 to 22 carbon atoms, y is the number 1 or 2, G is a polyglycerol residue consisting of 2 to 10 glycerol units and z is the number 1 or 2, and(ii) at least one ionic emulsifier selected from the group consisting of cationic and anionic emulsifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Kurt Seidel, Christian Priebe, Detlef Hollenberg
  • Patent number: 5811386
    Abstract: A surface active mixture comprising: (A) from about 1 to about 50% by weight of an anionic surfactant having one or two lipophilic groups and having from 1 to 22 carbon atoms and a polar group selected from the group consisting of carboxylate, sulfate and sulfonate groups; (B) from about 0.5 to about 15% by weight of an alkyl glycoside of the formula R(G).sub.x, wherein R is a linear saturated alkyl radical having from 8 to 22 carbon atoms and (G).sub.x is a glycoside or oligoglycoside unit with a degree of oligomerization x of 1 to 10; (C) from about 0.1 to about 7% by weight of a nitrogen-containing copolymer having a molecular weight of from about 15,000 to about 1,500,000 wherein said copolymer is comprised of: (i) from about 99.5 to about 45 mole-% of units derived from vinyl pyrrolidone, (ii) from at 0.5 to about 50 mole-% of units derived from a monomer corresponding to formula (I):CH.sub.2 .dbd.CHR.sup.1 --COOR.sup.2 --NR.sup.3 R.sup.4 (I)R.sup.1 is hydrogen or methyl, R.sup.2 is a C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Kurt Seidel, Detlef Hollenberg, Manuela Ehlert
  • Patent number: 5631003
    Abstract: Hair treatment compositions containing a combination of a zwitterionic polymer and a derivative of 2-pyrrolidone. Such preparations improve the condition of the hair, in particular the moisture retention and curl retention capability after cleaning or cosmetic treatment. In addition, the preparations are better tolerated by the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Kurt Seidel, Detlef Hollenberg
  • Patent number: 5612024
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of combinations of active substances, consisting of (a) a cationic derivative of a protein hydrolyzate and (b) a carbohydrate and/or (c) a cationic, anionic or ampholytic polymer, in hair-cleaning and hair-care agents, thus improving the qualities of the hair, in particular its brittleness and its ease of combing when dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Karl Giede, Kurt Seidel, Reinhard Mueller, Detlef Hollenberg
  • Patent number: 5002761
    Abstract: Acidic, aqueous hair treatment emulsions, in which an active ingredient combination of phospholipids of natural origin and inorganic and/or organic acids is used, improve the wet and dry combability and reduce the electrostatic charging of hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Horst Hoeffkes, Kurt Seidel, Klaus-Dieter Wisotzki
  • Patent number: 4900543
    Abstract: An aqueous hair-treatment preparation containing an antistatic additive imparting an antistatic effect to the hair, characterized in that said antistatic additive is at least one cationic polymer produced by the process of (1) epoxidizing 1,3-diene homopolymers or copolymers, (2) amine reacting the epoxide compound so produced with low molecular weight amines selected from the group consisting of primary amines, secondary amines and tertiary amines, and (3) converting the reaction products into the salt form or into polymeric quaternary ammonium salts. The use of these polymeric amine salts or quaternary ammonium salts in cosmetic hair-treatment preparations provides these preparations with antistatic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ritter, Rolf Tenhaef, Horst Hoffkes, Kurt Seidel
  • Patent number: 4900544
    Abstract: An aqueous hair-treatment preparation containing an antistatic additive imparting an antistatic effect to the hair, characterized in that said antistatic additive is at least one cationic polymer produced by the process of (1) epoxidizing 1,3-diene homopolymers or copolymers (2) reacting the epoxide compound so produced with low molecular weight amines selected from the group consisting of primary amines, secondary amines and tertiary amines, and (3) converting the reaction products into the salt form or into polymeric quaternary ammonium salts. The use of these polymeric amine salts or quaternary ammonium salts in cosmetic hair-treatment preparations provides these preparations with antistatic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ritter, Rolf Tenhaef, Horst Hoffkes, Kurt Seidel
  • Patent number: 4898725
    Abstract: An aqueous or aqueous-alcoholic composition useful for washing or rinsing hair which contains a water-soluble ionic polymer and from about 0.1 to 20% by weight of a water soluble salt of a di- or tri-carboxylic acid containing from 6 to 44 carbon atoms. The ionic polymers may be cationic, anionic, amphoteric or zwitter-ionic. Preferred di- or tri-carboxylic acids are those in which two of the carboxyl groups are separated from one another by at least 3 carbon atoms. The composition further includes a quaternary ammonium compound as a preferred component. Hair rinses preferably contain as an additional ingredient from about 0.1 to 10% by weight of a water-insoluble cosmetic oil or fat component, while shampoos additionally contain from about 1 to 25% by weight of anionic, ampholytic, zwitter-ionic or nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Horst Hoeffkes, Kurt Seidel, Karl Giede, Alfred Struve, Bert Gruber