Patents by Inventor Michael Deuerling

Michael Deuerling 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: 20200369792
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or copolymers in a facility having a high-pressure tubular reactor and a preheater, wherein a reaction fluid introduced into the reactor at a reactor inlet is heated in the preheater and the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is lower than the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the tubular reactor and the ratio of the average velocity in the tubular reactor to the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is in the range from 1.5 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Dieter Littmann, Michael Deuerling, Andre-Armand Finette, Danir Khayrullin, Juergen Mohrbutter
  • Patent number: 10343135
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing plant for high-pressure polymerization having a layered tubular reactor and a method for an emergency shutdown in said manufacturing plant. The present disclosure also relates to a process for manufacturing LDPE using said layered tubular reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Michael Deuerling, Juergen Peter Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin
  • Publication number: 20190201865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a manufacturing plant for high-pressure polymerization having a layered tubular reactor and a method for an emergency shutdown in said manufacturing plant. The present disclosure also relates to a process for manufacturing LDPE using said layered tubular reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Michael Deuerling, Juergen Peter Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin
  • Patent number: 10099224
    Abstract: A material reducing machine includes a rotor assembly having a plurality of short cutting tools and a plurality of long cutting tools. The short cutting tools are arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the short cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a short cutter distance. The long cutting tools are also arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the long cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a long cutter distance that is greater than the short cutter distance of each of the short cutting tools. A breaker assembly includes a plurality of shear blocks, each of which is spaced so as to be aligned with a short cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Peterson, Glenn Ford Bittrolf, Bradly Michael Deuerling
  • Patent number: 9931608
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9908954
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170348658
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170335028
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9758603
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170183429
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9637568
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction in a separation vessel, wherein the filling level of the liquid fraction in the separation vessel is measured by a radiometric level measurement system comprising at least two radioactive sources and at least three radiation detectors, and the filling level is controlled by a product discharge valve which operates based on data coming from the level measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Danir Khayrullin, Michael Deuerling, Christoph Wolf, Erich Neumann, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 9631035
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into in a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction, wherein the separation is carried out at a pressure of from 15 MPa to 50 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel which has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 4 to 10 and which is equipped with an inlet pipe which extends vertically from the top into the separation vessel; and the ratio of the inner diameter of the inlet pipe at its lower end and the inner diameter of the separating vessel in its cylindrical part is in the range of from 0.2 to 0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Groos, Erich Neumann, Michael Deuerling, Dieter Littmann
  • Patent number: 9631037
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jurgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170022303
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jurgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20160332168
    Abstract: A sorting conveyor for separating ferromagnetic materials from a stream of materials includes a conveyor component having an input end and an output end. The sorting conveyor also includes a conveyor drive system for driving the conveyor component to move the stream of materials from the input end to the output end for discharge of at least a portion of the stream of materials as a product stream at the output end. A magnetic separator is located adjacent the conveyor component and adapted to divert ferromagnetic materials from the stream of materials into a metal stream that is separate from the product stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Peterson, Bradly Michael Deuerling, Adam James Love, Jason Duke Tift
  • Publication number: 20160311939
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into in a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction, wherein the separation is carried out at a pressure of from 15 MPa to 50 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel which has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 4 to 10 and which is equipped with an inlet pipe which extends vertically from the top into the separation vessel; and the ratio of the inner diameter of the inlet pipe at its lower end and the inner diameter of the separating vessel in its cylindrical part is in the range of from 0.2 to 0.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Groos, Erich Neumann, Michael Deuerling, Dieter Littmann
  • Publication number: 20160304631
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a reaction mixture obtained by high-pressure polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators into a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction in a separation vessel, wherein the filling level of the liquid fraction in the separation vessel is measured by a radiometric level measurement system comprising at least two radioactive sources and at least three radiation detectors, and the filling level is controlled by a product discharge valve which operates based on data coming from the level measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Danir Khayrullin, Michael Deuerling, Christoph Wolf, Erich Neumann, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 9441057
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jurgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140217214
    Abstract: A material reducing machine includes a rotor assembly having a plurality of short cutting tools and a plurality of long cutting tools. The short cutting tools are arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the short cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a short cutter distance. The long cutting tools are also arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the long cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a long cutter distance that is greater than the short cutter distance of each of the short cutting tools. A breaker assembly includes a plurality of shear blocks, each of which is spaced so as to be aligned with a short cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Peterson, Glenn Ford Bittrolf, Bradly Michael Deuerling
  • Patent number: 6066369
    Abstract: Thin thermoplastic foil is applied with the aid of a wide slit nozzle and an electrostatic discharge electrode to a nonwoven mat of thermoplastic fibers and filaments on a bonding roller and the resulting composite is then subjected to biaxial stretching utilizing at least some of the bonding heat carried by the composite. The composite may then be thermally fixed before being cooled to room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Herbert Schulz, Dieter Ott, Michael Deuerling