Patents by Inventor Luigi Resconi

Luigi Resconi 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: 20210002397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a copolymer of propylene, optionally ethylene, and at least one comonomer selected from alpha olefins having from 4 to 12 carbon atoms using a specific class of metallocene complexes in combination with a cocatalyst system comprising a boron containing cocatalyst and an aluminoxane cocatalyst, preferably in a multistage polymerization process including a gas phase polymerization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Hoff, Luigi Resconi, Simon Schwarzenberger, Wilfried Töltsch
  • Patent number: 10851191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and a C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 15 wt % and ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of 0 wt % to 3 wt %, and wherein the Ziegler-Natta catalyst comprises i) an external donor of the formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x and ii) a solid Ziegler-Natta catalyst component being free of external carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pavel Shutov, Wilfried Toltsch
  • Patent number: 10787528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process for producing propylene copolymer composition (P), wherein propylene, C4 to C10 ?-olefin and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst in a multistage polymerization process comprising at least two polymerization reactors, wherein the copolymer composition is bimodal with respect to the content of C4 to C10 ?-olefin and, if present, to ethylene. Further, the invention is directed to the propylene copolymer composition being bimodal with respect to the content of C4 to C10 ?-olefin and optionally to ethylene, and use of said propylene copolymer compositions for producing articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kristin Reichelt, Kauno Alastalo, Klaus Nyfors, Luigi Resconi
  • Patent number: 10696764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 to 15 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the formula (I) (R3)z(R2O)YSi(R1)X??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Toltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20200079884
    Abstract: Catalyst system for producing ethylene copolymers in a high temperature solution process, the catalyst system comprising (i) a metallocene complex of formula (I), M is Hf or a mixture with Zr, provided that more than 50% by moles of the complex of Formula I has M=Hf, X is a sigma ligand, R are the same or different from each other and can be saturated linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl, C5-C10 aryl, C6-C20 alkylaryl or C6-C20 arylalkyl groups, which can optionally contain up to 2 heteroatoms or silicon atoms, R1 is a C6-C20-aryl, which can be unsubstituted or substituted by one or up to 5 linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl group(s), R2 is a saturated linear or cyclic C3-C20 alkyl group or a branched CR3R4R5 group, wherein R3 is hydrogen or an C1-C20 alkyl group and R4 and R5 are the same or are different and can be an C1-C20 alkyl group and (ii) a boron containing cocatalyst
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Noureddine AJELLAL, Anna FAIT, Luigi RESCONI, Vyatcheslav V. IZMER, Dmitry S. KONONOVICH, Alexander Z. VOSKOBOYNIKOV, Rafael SABLONG, Timo SCIARONE
  • Publication number: 20200079887
    Abstract: Catalyst system for producing ethylene copolymers in a high temperature solution process, the catalyst system comprising (i) a metallocene complex of formula (I) wherein: M is Hf or a mixture with Zr, provided that more than 50% by moles of the complex of Formula (I) has M=Hf; X is a sigma ligand; R are the same or different from each other and can be saturated linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl, C6-C10 aryl, C4-C10 heteroaryl, C6-C20 alkylaryl or C6-C20 arylalkyl groups, which can optionally contain up to 2 heteroatoms or silicon atoms; R1 is a C6-C10 aryl or C6-C20 alkylaryl group optionally containing up to 2 heteroatoms or silicon atoms or a C4-C10 heteroaryl group; R2 is a C4-C20 cycloalkyl group, optionally carrying alkyl substituents in beta-positions, of formula (II) in which R? can be the same or can be different from each other and can be hydrogen or is defined as R and n is 1 to 17 (ii) a boron containing cocatalyst
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Noureddine AJELLAL, Anna FAIT, Luigi RESCONI
  • Patent number: 10519259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polypropylene homopolymer having a melting temperature Tm of less than 150° C., 2,1 regio-defects of above 2.0% determined by 13C-NMR spectroscopy, and a weight average molecular weight Mw of above 100 kg/mol. Also disclosed are a process for the preparation of the homopolymer and a polypropylene blend containing the homopolymer. Further disclosed are a pipe, sheet, film, fiber, moulded article, and extrusion coating made from the homopolymer or polypropylene blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10487203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypropylene composition which combines low sealing initiation temperature (SIT) and high melting point (Tm), thus having a broad sealing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luca Boragno, Pauli Leskinen, Luigi Resconi, Matthias Hoff, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10450451
    Abstract: Polypropylene composition comprising a heterophasic propylene copolymer and a mineral filler, wherein said heterophasic propylene copolymer has a melting temperature in the range of 140 to 155° C., a xylene cold soluble content in the range of 20 to 35 wt.-% and a comonomer content of the xylene cold soluble fraction in the range of 18 to 95 wt.-%, wherein further the weight ratio between heterophasic propylene copolymer and the mineral filler is in the range of 2/1 to 4/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Luigi Resconi, Petar Doshev, Markus Gahleitner
  • Publication number: 20190308995
    Abstract: A complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X independently is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20-hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more silicon atoms or heteroatoms of Group 14-16 of the periodic table or fluorine atoms, and optionally two R? groups taken together can form a ring; R2 and R2? are each independently a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl group, —OC1-hydrocarbyl group or —SC1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R5 is a —OC1-20 hydrocarbyl group or —SC1-20 hydrocarbyl group, said R5 group being optionally substituted by one or more halo groups; R5? is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; —OC1-20 hydrocarbyl group or —SC1-20 hydrocarbyl group; said C1-20 hydrocarbyl group being optionally substituted by one or more halo groups; R6 and R6? are each independently a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; —C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or —SC1-20 hydrocarbyl group; each R1 and R1? are
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Noureddine AJELLAL, Luigi RESCONI, Vyatcheslav V. IZMER, Dmitry S. KONONOVICH, Alexander Z. VOSKOBOYNIKOV, Ville VIRKKUNEN
  • Publication number: 20190309150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypropylene composition which combines low sealing initiation temperature (SIT) and high melting point (Tm), thus having a broad sealing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Luca Boragno, Pauli Leskinen, Luigi Resconi, Matthias Hoff, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10364307
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerizing propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2-, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R6 is a tertiary C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferably c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Norbert Hafner, Wilfried Töltsch
  • Patent number: 10301411
    Abstract: Catalyst system for producing ethylene copolymers in a high temperature solution process, the catalyst system comprising (i) a metallocene complex of formula (I) wherein M is Hf X is a sigma ligand, L is a bridge of the formula —SiR82—, wherein each R8 is independently a C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl n is 0, 1 or 2 R1 and R1? are the same or can be different and can be a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group, R2 and R2? are the same or are different and are a CH2—R9 group, with R9 being H or linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group R5 and R5? are the same or are different and can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or a OR group, wherein R is a C1-C6-alkyl group R6 and R6? are the same or are different and can be H or a C(R10)3 group, with R10 being the same or different and R10 can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or R5 and R6 and/or R5? and R6? taken together form an unsubstituted 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Noureddine Ajellal, Luigi Resconi, Gerhard Hubner
  • Patent number: 10287375
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a propylene polymer in a multistage polymerisation process in the presence of a single site catalyst, said process comprising: (I) in a prepolymerisation step prepolymerising a single site catalyst in the presence of propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer and in the presence of hydrogen or in the absence of hydrogen; (II) in a slurry polymerisation step, polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer, with the pre-polymerised catalyst of step (I) in the presence of hydrogen; and subsequently (III) in a gas polymerisation step polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer, in the presence of catalyst and polymer from step (II) and optionally in the presence of hydrogen so as to form a propylene homopolymer or copolymer; wherein the amount of hydrogen fed to the pre-polymerisation step (I) is at most 15% of the total amount of hydrogen fed to steps (I) and (II) of the polymerisation pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10266624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 to 15 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the formula (I) (R3)z(R2O)YSi(R1)X??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Toltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Patent number: 10227427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 5 to 20 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the following formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kristin Reichelt, Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20190010263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process for producing propylene copolymer composition (P), wherein propylene, C4 to C10 ?-olefin and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst in a multistage polymerization process comprising at least two polymerization reactors, wherein the copolymer composition is bimodal with respect to the content of C4 to C10 ?-olefin and, if present, to ethylene. Further, the invention is directed to the propylene copolymer composition being bimodal with respect to the content of C4 to C10 ?-olefin and optionally to ethylene, and use of said propylene copolymer compositions for producing articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kristin REICHELT, Kauno ALASTALO, Klaus NYFORS, Luigi RESCONI
  • Publication number: 20190002610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and a C4 to C10 ?-olefin monomer, preferably 1-butene- and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises C4 to C10 ?-olefin, preferably 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0,5 to 15 wt % and ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of 0 to 3 wt %, and wherein the Ziegler-Natta catalyst comprises i) an external donor of the formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x, and ii) a solid catalyst component being free of external carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10167355
    Abstract: Catalyst system for producing ethylene copolymers in a high temperature solution process, the catalyst system comprising (i) a metallocene complex of formula (I) wherein M is Hf or Zr X is a sigma ligand, L is a bridge of the formula —SiR82—, wherein each R8 is independently a C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl n is 0, 1 or 2 R1 and R1? are the same or can be different and can be a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group, R2 and R2? are the same or are different and are a CH2—R9 group, with R9 being H or linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group R5 and R5? are the same or are different and can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or a OR group, wherein R is a C1-C6-alkyl group R6 and R6? are the same or are different and can be H or a C(R10)3 group, with R10 being the same or different and R10 can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or R5 and R6 and/or R5? and R6? taken together form an unsubstituted 4-7 membered ring condensed to the ben
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Noureddine Ajellal, Roberta Pellecchia, Luigi Resconi, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov
  • Patent number: 10081686
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerizing propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; m is 2 to 5; R9 is a H or C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical; and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferably comprising an organometallic compound of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Wilfried Töltsch, Jingbo Wang