Patents by Inventor Muhammad Afzal Subhani

Muhammad Afzal Subhani 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: 20220235176
    Abstract: A method for producing polyether ester carbonate polyols by catalytically adding alkylene oxide and carbon dioxide to an H-functional initiator substance in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst. The method comprises the following steps: (?) feeding a partial amount of H-functional initiator substance and/or a suspension agent which does not have any H-functional groups into a reactor, optionally together with DMC catalyst, (?) adding alkylene oxide and optionally carbon dioxide to the reactor during the reaction. The method is characterized in that in step (?) lactide is added to the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 11149145
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel macromers containing dithiocarbonate (or xanthate) groups, novel preformed stabilizers comprising macromers, and novel polymer polyols comprising the novel macromers and/or novel preformed stabilizers. This invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these materials. Other aspects of this invention include foams comprising the novel polymer polyols and a process for preparing foam comprising the novel polymer polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20210292478
    Abstract: Provided herein is a process for preparing a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, in which a polyoxyalkylene polyol having unsaturated groups is reacted with a heterocyclic compound. Also provided herein is a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, a method of crosslinking a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, a crosslinked, heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, and related processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Daniela Cozzula, Burkhard Köhler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Piotr Putaj, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Volker Marker
  • Patent number: 11098154
    Abstract: A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyethercarbonate polyol, comprising reacting a polyethercarbonate polyol having unsaturated groups with a phosphorus-functional compound of formula (Ia): wherein X=O or S; and wherein R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 alkoxy, C1-C22 alkylsulfanyl, C6-C70 aryl, C6-C70 aryloxy, C6-C70 arylsulfanyl, C7-C70 aralkyl, C7-C70 aralkyloxy, C7-C70 aralkylsulfanyl, C7-C70 alkylaryl, C7-C70 alkylaryloxy, C7-C70 alkylarylsulfanyl, or wherein R1 and R2 are bridged to one another directly and/or via heteroatoms and are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkylene, oxygen, sulfur, and NR5, wherein R5 is hydrogen, C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 acyl, C7-C22 aralkyl, or C6-C70 aryl radical. A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyurethane polymer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Kai Laemmerhold, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 11098153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a prepolymer that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds, a polyol component A) being reacted with component B) that contains isocyanate groups and the polyol component comprising a polyether carbonate polyol that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler
  • Patent number: 11091589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymer by reacting a polyether carbonate polyol which contains carbon-carbon double bonds with a polysiloxane compound in the presence of a suitable catalyst. Suitable polysiloxane compounds have at least two Si—H bonds. This invention also relates to organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymers which are formed by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rene Boltersdorf, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Carsten Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20210230361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymer by reacting a polyether carbonate polyol which contains carbon-carbon double bonds with a polysiloxane compound in the presence of a suitable catalyst. Suitable polysiloxane compounds have at least two Si—H bonds. This invention also relates to organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymers which are formed by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rene Boltersdorf, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Carsten Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20210163681
    Abstract: A process for preparing polyether thiocarbonate polyols comprising the step of reacting carbon disulfide and at least one alkylene oxide in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst and at least one H-functional starter compound, wherein before first contact with carbon disulfide the double metal cyanide catalyst has previously been contacted with at least one alkylene oxide the the invention likewise relates to a polyol obtainable by the process according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst MUELLER, Christoph GÜRTLER, Muhammad Afzal SUBHANI, Fatemeh EBRAHIMI, Walter LEITNER
  • Publication number: 20210147623
    Abstract: A process for preparing halogen-containing polyoxyalkylenepolyols, comprising the step of reacting an alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide in the presence of an H-functional starter compound and of a double metal cyanide catalyst, wherein the reaction is also conducted in the presence of an ?,?-epoxy-?-haloalkane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Daniela Cozzula, Burkhard Köhler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20210061951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a polymer which contains organooxysilyl end groups. The method first has the step of reacting a polyoxyalkylene polyol which contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds with a organooxysilyl compound of the formula Si(X)n(R)4-n in the presence of a catslyst, wherein X independently of one another represents C1-C8-alkoxy, C7-C20-aralkoxy, C6-C14-aroxy, C7-C20-alkylaroxy, C1-C20-acyloxy; R independently of one another represents a saturated or unsaturated C1-C22-alkyl, C6-C14-aryl, C7-C14-aralkyl, C7-C14-alkylaryl; and n is 2, 3, or 4. The invention additionally relates to a method for producing an elastomer precursor from the polymer which contains organooxysilyl end groups and to products which can be obtained using said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rakibul Kabir, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20200377652
    Abstract: A method for preparing polyoxyalkylene monomers, comprising the step of the reaction of one or more H-functional starter substance(s), one or more alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide in the presence of a DMC catalyst is characterized in that at least one of the H-functional starter substance(s) comprises a carbon-carbon double bond, wherein the carbon-carbon double bond is part of a cyclic structure. The macromonomers obtained can be used in a method for preparing polyoxyalkylene brush polymers, wherein this method comprises the step of the reaction with an olefin metathesis catalyst. The polyoxyalkylene brush polymers obtained may subsequently be crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20200087511
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel macromers containing dithiocarbonate (or xanthate) groups, novel preformed stabilizers comprising macromers, and novel polymer polyols comprising the novel macromers and/or novel preformed stabilizers. This invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these materials. Other aspects of this invention include foams comprising the novel polymer polyols and a process for preparing foam comprising the novel polymer polyols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Rick L. ADKINS, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20200048402
    Abstract: A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyethercarbonate polyol, comprising reacting a polyethercarbonate polyol having unsaturated groups with a phosphorus-functional compound of formula (Ia): wherein X=O or S; and wherein R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 alkoxy, C1-C22 alkylsulfanyl, C6-C70 aryl, C6-C70 aryloxy, C6-C70 arylsulfanyl, C7-C70 aralkyl, C7-C70 aralkyloxy, C7-C70 aralkylsulfanyl, C7-C70 alkylaryl, C7-C70 alkylaryloxy, C7-C70 alkylarylsulfanyl, or wherein R1 and R2 are bridged to one another directly and/or via heteroatoms and are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkylene, oxygen, sulfur, and NR5, wherein R5 is hydrogen, C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 acyl, C7-C22 aralkyl, or C6-C70 aryl radical. A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyurethane polymer is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Kai Laemmerhold, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10526484
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel macromers containing dithiocarbonate (or xanthate) groups, novel preformed stabilizers comprising macromers, and novel polymer polyols comprising the novel macromers and/or novel preformed stabilizers. This invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these materials. Other aspects of this invention include foams comprising the novel polymer polyols and a process for preparing foam comprising the novel polymer polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20190315904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a prepolymer that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds, a polyol component A) being reacted with component B) that contains isocyanate groups and the polyol component comprising a polyether carbonate polyol that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal SUBHANI, Burkhard KOEHLER, Walter LEITNER, Thomas Ernst MÜLLER, Christoph GÜRTLER
  • Patent number: 10364323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonate polyols by agglomeration of alkyl oxides and carbon dioxide on carboxylic acid in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are continually added to the reactor during the reaction, characterized in that the carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa value greater than or equal to 1.5, and the adding of the one or more carboxylic acids occurs such that, at any time in the method according to the invention, the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value in the amount of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst used per liter of reaction mixture, specified in grams, and two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from each other at least by one carbon atom. The method further relates to the polyether carbonate polyols obtained according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Michael Pohl, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10358526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonates containing alkoxysilyl groups in which (a) an unsaturated polyether carbonate polyol is reacted with (b) an alkoxysilane compound of formula (II) Si(X)m(R1)n(R2)o (II), where X?H, Y—S—H and Y=C1-C22 alkylene, C6-C14 arylene, C7-C14 aralkylene, C7-C14 alkylarylene; R1=C1-C8 alkoxy, C7-C20-aralkoxy, C6-C14 aroxy, C7-C20 alkylaroxy; R2=C1-C22 alkyl, C6-C14 aryl, C7-C14 aralkyl, C7-C14 alkylaryl, and m and n represent, independently of one another, an integer ?1, o is zero or an integer ?1 and m+n+o=4. The invention further relates to the production of a polyurethane polymer using such a polyether carbonate, a cross-linked, siloxane group containing polymer and a molded part containing or consisting of said cross-linked polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler
  • Publication number: 20190185666
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel macromers containing dithiocarbonate (or xanthate) groups, novel preformed stabilizers comprising macromers, and novel polymer polyols comprising the novel macromers and/or novel preformed stabilizers. This invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these materials. Other aspects of this invention include foams comprising the novel polymer polyols and a process for preparing foam comprising the novel polymer polyols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20180291148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonate polyols by agglomeration of alkyl oxides and carbon dioxide on carboxylic acid in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are continually added to the reactor during the reaction, characterized in that the carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa value greater than or equal to 1.5, and the adding of the one or more carboxylic acids occurs such that, at any time in the method according to the invention, the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value in the amount of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst used per liter of reaction mixture, specified in grams, and two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from each other at least by one carbon atom. The method further relates to the polyether carbonate polyols obtained according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Michael Pohl, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20170313816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonates containing alkoxysilyl groups in which (a) an unsaturated polyether carbonate polyol is reacted with (b) an alkoxysilane compound of formula (II) Si(X)m(R1)n(R2)o (II), where X=H, Y—S—H and Y=C1-C22 alkylene, C6-C14 arylene, C7-C14 aralkylene, C7-C14 alkylarylene; R1=C1-C8 alkoxy, C7-C20-aralkoxy, C6-C14 aroxy, C7-C20 alkylaroxy; R2=C1-C22 alkyl, C6-C14 aryl, C7-C14 aralkyl, C7-C14 alkylaryl, and m and n represent, independently of one another, an integer ?1, o is zero or an integer ?1 and m+n+o=4. The invention further relates to the production of a polyurethane polymer using such a polyether carbonate, a cross-linked, siloxane group containing polymer and a molded part containing or consisting of said cross-linked polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler