Patents by Inventor Max Josef Braun

Max Josef Braun 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: 10038218
    Abstract: Salts of N-containing heterocyclic anions as components in electrolytes Novel uses of salts of N-containing heterocyclic anions, novel salts of fluorinated N-containing heterocyclic anions and method for producing the same are described. Preferred compounds have a pyrimidone or a pyrazole ring structure bearing a trifluoromethyl group and a metal counter ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Patent number: 10017452
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the obtention of a halogenated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, a fraction of the halogenated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, and its use in the manufacture of agriculturally and pharmaceutically active compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Publication number: 20180114930
    Abstract: Electronic or optoelectronic device comprising a first electrode, a second electro, and an active layer arranged between and in electrical connection with the first and the second electrode. The active layer comprises at least one dye compound, which comprises small-molecule organic solar cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Next Energy Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kuchurean Wood, Braden Gmelin Smith, Bruno John Anthony Caputo, Andres Garcia, Rachel A. Harris, Priyam Patel, Matthew Thomas Lloyd, Corey Vernon Hoven, Arnold Bernarte Tamayo, Max Josef Braun, Stefanie Nauert, Sebastian Gutmann
  • Publication number: 20170340986
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the production of a fluorinated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, a fraction of the fluorinated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, and its use in the manufacture of agriculturally and pharmaceutically active compounds or their intermediates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Max Josef BRAUN
  • Patent number: 9825331
    Abstract: Disclosed are certain fluorinated derivatives of Meldrum's acid as novel compounds, preparation methods for the same, their use in Li ion batteries, Li air batteries and Li sulphur batteries as well as solvent compositions, electrolyte compositions and respective batteries containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Publication number: 20170267622
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the obtention of a halogenated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, a fraction of the halogenated carboxylic halide having a reduced content of impurities, and its use in the manufacture of agriculturally and pharmaceutically active compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Solvay SA
    Inventor: Max Josef BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20170217901
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the manufacture of pyrazole-4-carboxamides, in particular, of 3-difluoromethyl-1-methyl-H-pyrazole-4-carboxamides which are useful as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. The carboxamides are prepared from the corresponding pyzole-4-carboxylic acid esters and appropriate amine in the presence of a Lewis acid comprising at least one halogen ligand. Alternatively, the reaction is performed in the presence of a Lewis acid comprising at least one halogen ligand and a base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Max Josef BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20160197377
    Abstract: Salts of N-containing heterocyclic anions as components in electrolytes Novel uses of salts of N-containing heterocyclic anions, novel salts of fluorinated N-containing heterocyclic anions and method for producing the same are described. Preferred compounds have a pyrimidone or a pyrazole ring structure bearing a trifluoromethyl group and a metal counter ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Max Josef BRAUN
  • Patent number: 9365480
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of an alkenone comprising the steps of: (a) providing a halogenated precursor of the alkenone and (b) subjecting at least a fraction of the halogenated precursor of step (a) to a thermolysis reaction to form a reaction mixture comprising the alkenone and a hydrogen halide wherein the hydrogen halide is removed from the reaction mixture by cyclonic separation is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Stefan Palsherm
  • Patent number: 9193656
    Abstract: Process for preparing a halogenated precursor of an alkenone, which comprises reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether in a liquid reaction medium using an equipment having at least one surface in contact with the liquid reaction medium, wherein said surface consists of a material selected from glass, polytetrafluoroethylene and nickel based metal alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Uta Claassen, Sara Claessens
  • Publication number: 20150239817
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of an alkenone comprising the steps of: (a) providing a halogenated precursor of the alkenone and (b) subjecting at least a fraction of the halogenated precursor of step (a) to a thermolysis reaction to form a reaction mixture comprising the alkenone and a hydrogen halide wherein the hydrogen halide is removed from the reaction mixture by cyclonic separation is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Stefan Palsherm
  • Patent number: 9080055
    Abstract: Use of TiOF2 as semiconductor in a photoelectric conversion device, in particular in a dye-sensitized solar cell. A photoelectric conversion device, in particular a dye-sensitized solar cell, comprising a semiconductor layer containing at least TiOF2. The TiOF2 is preferably used in the form of nanoparticles. Dyes, method(s) of making them, and their use in photoelectric conversion devices, especially in dye-sensitized solar cells. A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising at least one fluorinated compound as a dye and at least TiOF2 as semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Johannes Eicher, Dieter Woehrle
  • Patent number: 8987524
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of Sevoflurane CF3—CH(OCH2F)—CF3 which comprises (a) manufacturing a substituted malonic acid derivative of formula (I): R1OOC—CH(OCH2X)—COOR2 or of formula (II): R3HNOC—CH(OCH2X)—CONHR4, wherein X is OH or a leaving group which can be substituted by nucleophilic substitution and wherein R1, R2 R3, R4, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from the group consisting of H, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by at least one halogen atom, an aralkyl group, and an aryl group; and (b) further reacting said malonic acid derivative as intermediate for the manufacture of Sevoflurane CF3—CH(OCH2F)—CF3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay Fluor GmbH
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Patent number: 8987470
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of pyrazole-4-carboxamides, in particular, of 3-difluoromethyl-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamides which are useful as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. The carboxamides are prepared from the corresponding pyzole-4-carboxylic acid esters and appropriate amine in the presence of a base. The reaction is performed in a reaction medium which is essentially free of water; alternatively, the base is used in an amount equal to or greater than 0.25 equivalents per mole of amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Patent number: 8981116
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of an ester or the respective free acid of a 1-substituted-3-fluoroalkyl-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid of formula (I), wherein in such formula (I), Y is H, F or an alkyl group having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by at least one halogen atom, an aralkyl group or an aryl group; R1 is H or an organic residue; R2 is H or an organic residue. Such process comprises submitting a compound of formula (II) to a reduction reaction, wherein in such formula (II), Y is the same as defined for formula (I); X is Cl, Br or I; R1? is H or an organic residue; and R2? is H or an organic residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Janis Jaunzems
  • Publication number: 20140357899
    Abstract: Process for preparing a halogenated precursor of an alkenone, which comprises reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether in a liquid reaction medium using an equipment having at least one surface in contact with the liquid reaction medium, wherein said surface consists of a material selected from glass, polytetrafluoroethylene and nickel based metal alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Uta Claassen, Sara Claessens
  • Publication number: 20140322618
    Abstract: Disclosed are certain fluorinated derivatives of Meldrum's acid as novel compounds, preparation methods for the same, their use in Li ion batteries, Li air batteries and Li sulphur batteries as well as solvent compositions, electrolyte compositions and respective batteries containing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Max Josef Braun
  • Publication number: 20130317251
    Abstract: Process for the manufacture of a compound of formula R1OOC—CH(OCH2F)—COOR, (I) or R3HNOC—CH(OCH2F)—CONHR4(II) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 are equal or different from each other and are independently selected from H; an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by at least one halogen atom; an aralkyl group; or an aryl group, comprising reacting a compound of formula R1OOC—CH(OCH2X)—COOR2 (III) or R3HNOC—CH(OCH2X)—CONHR4(IV) wherein X is a leaving group that can be substituted by nucleophilic substitution, and wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 have the same meaning as above, with at least one source of nucleophilic fluorine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Uta Claassen
  • Publication number: 20130291930
    Abstract: Use of TiOF2 as semiconductor in a photoelectric conversion device, in particular in a dye-sensitized solar cell. A photoelectric conversion device, in particular a dye-sensitized solar cell, comprising a semiconductor layer containing at least TiOF2. The TiOF2 is preferably used in the form of nanoparticles. Dyes, method(s) of making them, and their use in photoelectric conversion devices, especially in dye-sensitized solar cells. A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising at least one fluorinated compound as a dye and at least TiOF2 as semiconductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Josef BRAUN, Johannes EICHER, Dieter WOEHRLE
  • Patent number: 8552221
    Abstract: A process for preparing a halogenated precursor of an alkenone, which comprises reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether in a liquid reaction medium under turbulent conditions and a process for preparing an alkenone, by eliminating hydrogen halide from said precursor to form the alkenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Max Josef Braun, Stefan Palsherm, Uta Claassen