Patents by Inventor Otto Berbee

Otto Berbee 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: 10435489
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymer is made by a process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least one chain transfer agent system; wherein the polymerization takes place in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator; and wherein the polymerization takes place in a reactor configuration comprising at least one tubular reactor with at least three reaction zones; and wherein at least two reaction zones receive an ethylene feed; and wherein the degree of polymerization in the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, (5/LCBf)*3150; and wherein the ethylene-based polymer formed by the process comprises the following properties: (A) LCBf?(4.7+0.5*log(I2)); and (B) I2 from 0.2 to 25 dg/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Nhi Dang, Juergen Siebdrat, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Publication number: 20180265611
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymer is made by a process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least one chain transfer agent system; wherein the polymerization takes place in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator; and wherein the polymerization takes place in a reactor configuration comprising at least one tubular reactor with at least three reaction zones; and wherein at least two reaction zones receive an ethylene feed; and wherein the degree of polymerization in the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, (5/LCBf)*3150; and wherein the ethylene-based polymer formed by the process comprises the following properties: (A) LCBf?(4.7+0.5*log(I2)); and (B) I2 from 0.2 to 25 dg/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Otto Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Nhi Dang, Juergen Siebdrat, Cornelis F.J. Den Doelder
  • Patent number: 6569962
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for producing ethylene homopolymerizates and ethylene copolymerizates exhibiting a lower mass density of up to 0.930 g/cm3 and a melt index ranging from 0.15 to 25 g/10 min (2.16 kg; 463 K). Said polymerizates exhibit an improved processing stability and improved availability in the installation at pressures greater than 1000 bar and at temperatures of up to 603 K. The polymerizates are produced in tubular reactors in the presence of radical-forming initiators, oxygen thereunder and chain transfer agents, of which at least one comprises an aldehydic structure. According to the inventive method, chemokinetic characteristics of the reactive feed materials (thermal half-life periods, concentrations, dosing quantities) are coupled with fluidically relevant characteristics of the tubular reactor (flow rate) while taking the target product quality (melt index, flow figure) into consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Werner Zschoch, Juan M. Mezquita, Harald Beer, Gerd Lohse, Otto Berbee