Patents by Inventor Oliver Soetje

Oliver Soetje 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: 10927222
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra Jeck, Oliver Soetje, Tobias Bringmann, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Dirk Meckelnburg, Dennis Loesch, Bjoern Langlotz, John Barratt, Faissal-Ali El-Toufaili, Hazel Sprafke, Bernd Schube, Markus Ostermayr
  • Patent number: 10604611
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerisation process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads of an aqueous solution comprising water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerising the monomer or monomer blend to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, recovering polymer beads, and then cleaning the non-aqueous liquid in which the process comprises providing the non-aqueous liquid in a vessel (1), forming a suspension of monomer beads from the aqueous monomer or monomer blend in the non-aqueous liquid, initiating polymerisation to form polymerising beads, removing a suspension of the polymer beads in non-aqueous liquid from the vessel and recovering, water soluble or water swellable polymer beads from the suspension, in which the non-aqueous liquid contains impurities which comprise particles, and then transferring the non-aqueous liquid from the suspension to a cleaning stage, in which the cleaning stage provides a cleaned non
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: John Scott Barratt, Aleksandra Jelicic, Pascal Hesse, Oliver Soetje, Robert Haschick, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Sandra Jeck, Jelan Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10479851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for producing polymers of an N-vinyl carboxamide, including the steps of flowing a reaction mixture containing an aqueous liquid containing at least one polymerization initiator, N-vinyl carboxamide monomer or a monomer mixture containing N-vinyl carboxamide into a reactor system, and polymerizing the monomer or monomer mixture to produce the polymer of a N-vinyl carboxamide. The polymers resulting therefrom may be hydrolyzed to provide polymers containing vinyl amine units. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus suitable for producing the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BASE SE
    Inventors: Christiane Lange, Hugo Vale, Hans-Joachim Haehnle, Oliver Soetje
  • Publication number: 20190292330
    Abstract: A process for producing an aqueous polymer solution, including: (a) providing a hydrated polymer that has been prepared by aqueous solution polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, which hydrated polymer contains at least 10% by weight active polymer; (b) cutting the hydrated polymer by subjecting the hydrated polymer to at least one cutting stage containing at least one stream of aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 150 bar to reduce the size of the hydrated polymer; and (c) dissolving the hydrated polymer in an aqueous liquid so as to obtain an aqueous polymer solution. An apparatus for producing an aqueous polymer solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sandra JECK, Oliver SOETJE, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Dennis LOESCH, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Hazel SPRAFKE, Bernd SCHUBE, Markus OSTERMAYR
  • Patent number: 10370461
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerization process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads comprising an aqueous solution of water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerizing the monomer or monomer blend, to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, and recovering polymer beads, in which the process comprises providing in a vessel (1) a volume (2) of non-aqueous liquid wherein the volume of non-aqueous liquid extends between at least one polymer bead discharge point (3) and at least one monomer feed point (4), feeding the aqueous monomer or monomer blend through orifices (5) into, or onto, the non-aqueous liquid to form aqueous monomer beads, allowing the aqueous monomer beads to flow towards the polymer bead discharge point initiating polymerization of the aqueous monomer beads to form polymerizing beads, wherein the polymerizing beads form polymer beads when they reach the polymer bead discharge point, removing a suspensi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Hesse, Aleksandra Jelicic, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Robert Haschick, Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Gareth Ian Naylor, John Scott Barratt, Oliver Soetje, Marcel Lievre, Florian Rainau, Mark Lebkuecher
  • Publication number: 20190153300
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, where the method includes: hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution; directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel; and directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution, wherein the polyacrylamide gel is dissolved by water jet cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20190144574
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous polyacrylamide solution is disclosed. The method comprises:—hydrating acrylonitrile in water in presence of a biocatalyst capable of converting acrylonitrile to acrylamide so as to obtain an acrylamide solution,—directly polymerizing the acrylamide solution so as to obtain a polyacrylamide gel, and—directly dissolving the polyacrylamide gel by addition of water so as to obtain an aqueous polyacrylamide solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hazel SPRAFKE, Faissal-Ali EL-TOUFAILI, Bjoern LANGLOTZ, John BARRATT, Tobias BRINGMANN, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Sandra JECK, Dennis LOESCH, Dirk MECKELNBURG, Markus OSTERMAYR, Bernd SCHUBE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Publication number: 20180208691
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for producing polymers of an N-vinyl carboxamide, including the steps of flowing a reaction mixture containing an aqueous liquid containing at least one polymerisation initiator, N-vinyl carboxamide monomer or a monomer mixture containing N-vinyl carboxamide into a reactor system, and polymerising the monomer or monomer mixture to produce the polymer of a N-vinyl carboxamide. The polymers resulting therefrom may be hydrolysed to provide polymers containing vinyl amine units. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus suitable for producing the polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christiane LANGE, Hugo VALE, Hans-Joachim HAEHNLE, Oliver SOETJE
  • Patent number: 9765167
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerization process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads comprising an aqueous solution of water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerizing the monomer or monomer blend to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, and recovering polymer beads, in which the process comprises, providing in a vessel (1) a volume (2) of non-aqueous liquid wherein the volume of non-aqueous liquid extends between at least one polymer bead discharge point (3) and at least one monomer feed point (4), feeding the aqueous monomer or monomer blend through orifices (5) into, or onto, the non-aqueous liquid to form aqueous monomer beads, allowing the aqueous monomer beads to flow towards the polymer bead discharge point subjecting the aqueous monomer beads to polymerization conditions to initiate polymerization to form polymerizing beads, wherein the polymerizing beads have formed polymer beads when they reach the poly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Haschick, Aleksandra Jelicic, John Scott Barratt, Pascal Hesse, Oliver Soetje, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda, Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Bjoern Langlotz
  • Patent number: 9732174
    Abstract: A process for preparation of a polymer product comprising the steps of i) feeding an aqueous mixture comprising a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or a mixture of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers into a first reactor device (2) through at least one inlet; ii) partially polymerizing the monomer or monomers and transferring the polymerizing monomer or mixture of monomers from the inlet to an outlet (3) of the first reactor device (2) to provide a partially polymerized product; iii) flowing the partially polymerized product out of the outlet (3), in which no more than 60% of the monomer or mixture of monomers has been polymerized in the partially polymerized product as it exits the outlet (3) of first reactor device (2), and transferring it to a further reactor device (5), in which the further reactor device (5) has an inlet and an outlet (6); iv) continuing the polymerization in the further reactor device (5) and removing the polymer product from the outlet (6) of the further reactor device (5), ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Oliver Soetje, John Scott Barratt, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda
  • Patent number: 9382364
    Abstract: A process for preparation of a polymer product comprising the steps of i) feeding an aqueous mixture comprising a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or a mixture of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers into a first reactor device (2) through at least one inlet; ii) partially polymerising the monomer or monomers and transferring the polymerising monomer or mixture of monomers from the inlet to an outlet (3) of the first reactor device (2) to provide a partially polymerised product; iii) flowing the partially polymerised product out of the outlet (3), in which no more than 60% of the monomer or mixture of monomers has been polymerised in the partially polymerised product as it exits the outlet (3) of first reactor device (2), and transferring it to a further reactor device (5), in which the further reactor device (5) has an inlet and an outlet (6); iv) continuing the polymerisation in the further reactor device (5) and removing the polymer product from the outlet (6) of the further reactor device (5), char
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Oliver Soetje, John Scott Barratt, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda
  • Publication number: 20160185889
    Abstract: A process for preparation of a polymer product comprising the steps of i) feeding an aqueous mixture comprising a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or a mixture of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers into a first reactor device (2) through at least one inlet; ii) partially polymerising the monomer or monomers and transferring the polymerising monomer or mixture of monomers from the inlet to an outlet (3) of the first reactor device (2) to provide a partially polymerised product; iii) flowing the partially polymerised product out of the outlet (3), in which no more than 60% of the monomer or mixture of monomers has been polymerised in the partially polymerised product as it exits the outlet (3) of first reactor device (2), and transferring it to a further reactor device (5), in which the further reactor device (5) has an inlet and an outlet (6); iv) continuing the polymerisation in the further reactor device (5) and removing the polymer product from the outlet (6) of the further reactor device (5), cha
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Shankara Narayanan KEELAPANDAL RAMAMOORTHY, Oliver Soetje, John Scott Barratt, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda
  • Publication number: 20160159939
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerisation process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads comprising an aqueous solution of water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerising the monomer or monomer blend, to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, and recovering polymer beads, in which the process comprises providing in a vessel (1) a volume (2) of non-aqueous liquid wherein the volume of non-aqueous liquid extends between at least one polymer bead discharge point (3) and at least one monomer feed point (4), feeding the aqueous monomer or monomer blend through orifices (5) into, or onto, the non-aqueous liquid to form aqueous monomer beads, allowing the aqueous monomer beads to flow towards the polymer bead discharge point initiating polymerisation of the aqueous monomer beads to form polymerising beads, wherein the polymerising beads form polymer beads when they reach the polymer bead discharge point, removing a suspensi
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal HESSE, Aleksandra JELICIC, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Robert HASCHICK, Shankara Narayanan KEELAPANDAL RAMAMOORTHY, Gareth Ian NAYLOR, John Scott BARRATT, Oliver SOETJE, Marcel LIEVRE, Florian RAINAU, Mark LEBKUECHER
  • Publication number: 20160159958
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerisation process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads of an aqueous solution comprising water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerising the monomer or monomer blend to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, recovering polymer beads, and then cleaning the non-aqueous liquid in which the process comprises providing the non-aqueous liquid in a vessel (1), forming a suspension of monomer beads from the aqueous monomer or monomer blend in the non-aqueous liquid, initiating polymerisation to form polymerising beads, removing a suspension of the polymer beads in non-aqueous liquid from the vessel and recovering, water soluble or water swellable polymer beads from the suspension, in which the non-aqueous liquid contains impurities which comprise particles, and then transferring the non-aqueous liquid from the suspension to a cleaning stage, in which the cleaning stage provides a cleaned non
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: John Scott BARRATT, Aleksandra JELICIC, Pascal HESSE, Oliver SOETJE, Robert HASCHICK, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Shankara Narayanan KEELAPANDAL RAMAMOORTHY, Sandra JECK, Jelan KUHN
  • Publication number: 20160159955
    Abstract: A reverse-phase suspension polymerisation process for the manufacture of polymer beads comprising forming aqueous monomer beads comprising an aqueous solution of water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend and polymerising the monomer or monomer blend to form polymer beads while suspended in a non-aqueous liquid, and recovering polymer beads, in which the process comprises, providing in a vessel (1) a volume (2) of non-aqueous liquid wherein the volume of non-aqueous liquid extends between at least one polymer bead discharge point (3) and at least one monomer feed point (4), feeding the aqueous monomer or monomer blend through orifices (5) into, or onto, the non-aqueous liquid to form aqueous monomer beads, allowing the aqueous monomer beads to flow towards the polymer bead discharge point subjecting the aqueous monomer beads to polymerisation conditions to initiate polymerisation to form polymerising beads, wherein the polymerising beads have formed polymer beads when they reach the poly
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert HASCHICK, Aleksandra JELICIC, John Scott BARRATT, Pascal HESSE, Oliver SOETJE, Gabriela Eugenia FONSECA ZEPEDA, Shankara Narayanan KEELAPANDAL RAMAMOORTHY, Bjoern LANGLOTZ
  • Publication number: 20150232600
    Abstract: A process for preparation of a polymer product comprising the steps of i) feeding an aqueous mixture comprising a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or a mixture of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers into a first reactor device (2) through at least one inlet; ii) partially polymerising the monomer or monomers and transferring the polymerising monomer or mixture of monomers from the inlet to an outlet (3) of the first reactor device (2) to provide a partially polymerised product; iii) flowing the partially polymerised product out of the outlet (3), in which no more than 60% of the monomer or mixture of monomers has been polymerised in the partially polymerised product as it exits the outlet (3) of first reactor device (2), and transferring it to a further reactor device (5), in which the further reactor device (5) has an inlet and an outlet (6); iv) continuing the polymerisation in the further reactor device (5) and removing the polymer product from the outlet (6) of the further reactor device (5), char
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Shankara Narayanan Keelapandal Ramamoorthy, Oliver Soetje, John Scott Barrat, Gabriela Eugenia Fonseca Zepeda
  • Patent number: 7776996
    Abstract: A continuous process for producing polyamides, their oligomers or mixtures thereof, if appropriate with further reaction products, comprises reaction of aminonitriles or dinitriles and diamines or mixtures thereof, if appropriate together with further polyamide-forming monomers and/or oligomers, with an aqueous medium composed of aqueous monomer and oligomer extracts obtained from polyamide production by extraction of the polymer with water in a reactor which has a vertical longitudinal axis and through which there is a flow substantially in the longitudinal direction wherein water and/or the aqueous medium are introduced into the reactor at two or more different locations along the vertical longitudinal axis, wherein the aqueous medium is introduced at one or more locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Deininger, Jürgen Demeter, Thilo Hahn, Gad Kory, Oliver Sötje, Peter Zehner
  • Patent number: 7666976
    Abstract: Polyamide, whose main chain contains a chemically bound amine selected from the group consisting of 2-methyl-1,5-diaminopentane and 1-amino-2-R-cyclopent-1-ene, where R is a functional group capable of combining with an amino group to form an amide group, and processes for preparing such a polyamide and fibers, films and moldings comprising such a polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Winterling, Jürgen Demeter, Jürgen Deininger, Gad Kory, Oliver Sötje, Axel Wilms, Robert Weiβ, Kurt Krempel, Christoph Benisch
  • Patent number: 7393913
    Abstract: Polyamide whose main chain contains a chemically bound N-alkyllactam, and processes for preparing such a polyamide and fibers, films and moldings comprising such a polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Winterling, Jürgen Demeter, Jürgen Deininger, Gad Kory, Oliver Sötje, Ralf Neuhaus, Kurt Krempel, Christoph Benisch
  • Publication number: 20060235191
    Abstract: Polyamides, oligomers thereof or mixtures thereof, if required with further reaction products, are prepared by reacting aminonitriles or dinitriles and diamines or a mixture containing aminonitrile, dinitrile and diamine, and, if required, further polyamide-forming monomers and/oligomers with water in a reactor (1) having a vertically oriented longitudinal axis, by a process in which, in the reactor (1), the reaction product is removed from the bottom and ammonia formed and any further low molecular weight compounds formed and water are taken off via the top (2), wherein the reactor (1) has at least two chambers (4) arranged one on top of the other in the longitudinal direction, the chambers (4) being separated from one another by liquid-tight trays (5), each chamber (4) being connected by a liquid overflow (6) to the chamber (4) directly underneath and a liquid product stream being taken off by the liquid overflow (6) of the lowermost chamber (4), the gas space (7) above the liquid level in each chambe
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Deininger, Jürgen Demeter, Gad Kory, Oliver Sötje, Helmut Winterling, Peter Zehner, Michael Heeger, Martin Gann, Axel Polt, Ulrich Treuling, Werner Weinle