Patents by Inventor Pascal Castro

Pascal Castro 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: 9988323
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a compound of formula (V): comprising at least the step of reacting a compound of formula (VI) with a compound (VII) wherein; R2 is hydrogen or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical provided that at least one R2 is not hydrogen; R5 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; R6 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; n is 1, 2 or 3; each R8 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and Hal is a halide; in the presence of a nickel imidazolidin-2-ylidene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Dmitry Kononovich, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20170350765
    Abstract: Method for the manufacture of a temperature sensor with a thermocouple comprising the following successive steps: a) introduction, in a support tube made of a ceramic material, of two thermocouple wires until they extend beyond said support tube; b) welding the ends of said thermocouple wires extending beyond said support tube so as to form a thermocouple hot point; c) introduction, at least partially, of the support tube into a reinforcement tube made of a stainless steel; d) fixing a cap onto said reinforcement tube so as to protect said hot point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Nicolas Gelez, Piotr Zakrzewski, Pascal Castro
  • Patent number: 9670293
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a solid catalyst system comprising the steps of preparing a liquid clathrate comprising a mixing of an aluminoxane, an aromatic compound and an organo-silicon compound, wherein the mol-ratio between the organo-silicon compound and aluminum of the aluminoxane is below 0.1, mixing said liquid clathrate with an organometallic compound obtaining a liquid mixture, and precipitating the solid catalyst system out of said liquid mixture by adding a saturated aliphatic compound to said mixture liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Alexander Reznichenko, Noureddine Ajellal, Pascal Castro, Irfan Saeed
  • Publication number: 20170137343
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a compound of formula (V): comprising at least the step of reacting a compound of formula (VI) ?with a compound (VII) wherein; R2 is hydrogen or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical provided that at least one R2 is not hydrogen; R5 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; R6 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; n is 1, 2 or 3; each R8 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and Hal is a halide; in the presence of a nickel imidazolidin-2-ylidene compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Dmitry Kononovich, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi
  • Patent number: 9630980
    Abstract: A ligand of formula (I?) wherein L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-20-alkyl)silyl, C6-20-aryl, C7-20-arylalkyl or C7-20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently a C1-20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6, R6?, R7 and R7? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; Ar and Ar? are independently an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms; each R1 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or two R1 groups on adjacent carbon atoms taken together can form a fused 5 or 6 membered non aromatic ring with the Ar group; and each R4 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and the dotted lines represent a double bond present in between carbons 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 of the indenyl ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen, Dmitry Uborsky
  • Patent number: 9598517
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising (i) an asymmetric complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently linear C1-10 hydrocarbyl; R5 and R5? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6 and R6? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R7 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or is ZR3; Z is O or S, preferably O; R3 is a C1-10 hydrocarbyl group; Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R8; Ar? is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R8?; and R8 and R8? are each independently is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; with the proviso that at least one of R6 o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov
  • Patent number: 9598516
    Abstract: A catalyst in solid particulate form free from an external carrier material comprising (I) a complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R2 is independently hydrogen or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical provided that at least one R2 is not hydrogen; each R5 is independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; each R6 is independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; each n is independently 1, 2 or 3; and each R8 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and (ii) a cocatalyst comprising a compound of a group 13 metal, e.g. Al or boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Dmitry Kononovich, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi
  • Patent number: 9567351
    Abstract: A heterophasic polypropylene resin comprising a polypropylene homopolymer matrix phase (A) and an ethylene-propylene copolymer phase (B) dispersed within the matrix, wherein the xylene soluble fraction of the heterophasic polypropylene resin is in the range 20 to less than 50 wt %; the heterophasic polypropylene resin has an MFR2 of 0.01 to 50 g/10 min; the ethylene content of the xylene soluble fraction of the heterophasic polypropylene resin is in the range of at least 20 wt % to less than 50 wt %; the heterophasic polypropylene resin has a notched charpy impact strength at ?20 C of at least 25 kJ/m2, preferably at least 50 kJ/m2; and wherein the MFR2 (Matrix)/MFR2(XS)?5, preferably ?10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Luigi Resconi, Markus Gahleitner, Jimgbo Wang, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen
  • Publication number: 20160349117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for measuring a difference in temperature (T2?T1) upstream and downstream from a member travelled by a fluid, in particular the temperature of a gas upstream and downstream of a particle filter or any other gas-treatment element, said device comprising: a first thermocouple (10) for taking an upstream measurement; a second thermo couple (20) for taking a downstream measurement, the first and second thermocouples being electrically connected head-to-foot in series, at least during an operating phase of the device; a chain (13, 50) for processing the voltage output by the assembly formed by the two thermocouples electrically connected in series, such as to generate a signal (51) which is a function of the temperature difference (T2?T1) measured by the thermocouples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: SC2N
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Mahmoud Sfaxi
  • Patent number: 9475890
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising (i) a metallocene complex of a group (IV) metal said metallocene comprising at least two cyclopentadienyl type ligands; (ii) a boron cocatalyst; and (iii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst; said catalyst being in solid form, preferably in solid particulate form, and being free from an external carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kalle Kallio, Marja Mustonen, Lauri Huhtanen, John Severn, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Anu-Leena Hongell, Ismo Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 9469700
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of at least one olefin comprising reacting said at least one olefin with a catalyst comprising: (i) a metallocene complex said metallocene comprising at least two cyclopentadienyl type ligands; (ii) a boron cocatalyst; and (iii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst; said catalyst being in solid form, preferably in solid particulate form, and being free from an external carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kalle Kallio, Marja Mustonen, Lauri Huhtanen, John Severn, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Anu-Leena Hongell, Ismo Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 9469708
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a propylene homopolymer comprising polymerizing propylene in the presence of a catalyst comprising: (i) a metallocene complex of a group (IV) metal said metallocene comprising at least two cyclopentadienyl type ligands; (ii) a boron cocatalyst; and (iii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst; said catalyst being in solid form, preferably in solid particulate form, and being free from an external carrier; preferably wherein the melting point of the propylene polymer is controlled by adjusting the amount of or nature of the boron cocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Kalle Kallio, Laurie Huhtanen, Ville Virkkunen, Noureddine Ajellal
  • Patent number: 9469699
    Abstract: An asymmetric complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R5 is hydrogen, or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6 is a non tertiary C1-10 alkyl group or C6-10-aryl group or C7-10 arylalkyl group or ZR3; R6? is a tertiary C4-20 alkyl group; Z is O or S; R3 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally substituted with halo; Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R1; Ar? is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R1; each R1 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or two R1 groups on adjacent carbon atoms taken together can form a fused 5
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov
  • Publication number: 20160200838
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a solid catalyst system comprising the steps of preparing a liquid clathrate comprising a mixing of an aluminoxane, an aromatic compound and an organo-silicon compound, wherein the mol-ratio between the organo-silicon compound and aluminum of the aluminoxane is below 0.1, mixing said liquid clathrate with an organometallic compound obtaining a liquid mixture, and precipitating the solid catalyst system out of said liquid mixture by adding a saturated aliphatic compound to said mixture liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Alexander REZNICHENKO, Noureddine AJELLAL, Pascal CASTRO, Irfan SAEED
  • Publication number: 20160024123
    Abstract: A ligand of formula (I?) wherein L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-20-alkyl)silyl, C6-20-aryl, C7-20-arylalkyl or C7-20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently a C1-20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6, R6?, R7 and R7? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; Ar and Ar? are independently an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms; each R1 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or two R1 groups on adjacent carbon atoms taken together can form a fused 5 or 6 membered non aromatic ring with the Ar group; and each R4 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and the dotted lines represent a double bond present in between carbons 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 of the indenyl ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen, Dmitry Uborsky
  • Publication number: 20160002369
    Abstract: An asymmetric complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R5 is hydrogen, or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6 is a non tertiary C1-10 alkyl group or C6-10-aryl group or C7-10 arylalkyl group or ZR3; R6? is a tertiary C4-20 alkyl group; Z is O or S; R3 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally substituted with halo; Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R1; Ar? is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R1; each R1 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or two R1 groups on adjacent carbon atoms taken together can form a fused 5
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Luigi RESCONI, Pascal CASTRO, Ville VIRKKUNEN, Vyatcheslav V. IZMER, Dmitry S. KONONOVICH, Pavel Sergeevich KULYABIN, Alexander Z. VOSKOBOYNIKOV
  • Publication number: 20150344595
    Abstract: A catalyst in solid particulate form free from an external carrier material comprising (I) a complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R2 is independently hydrogen or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical provided that at least one R2 is not hydrogen; each R5 is independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; each R6 is independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; each n is independently 1, 2 or 3; and each R8 is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; and (ii) a cocatalyst comprising a compound of a group 13 metal, e.g. Al or boron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Pascal CASTRO, Ville VIRKKUNEN, Vyatcheslav IZMER, Dmitry KONONOVICH, Alexander VOSKOBOYNIKOV, Luigi RESCONI
  • Publication number: 20150344596
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising (i) an asymmetric complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 and R2? are each independently linear C1-10 hydrocarbyl; R5 and R5? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R6 and R6? are each independently hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; R7 is hydrogen or a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group or is ZR3; Z is O or S, preferably O; R3 is a C1-10 hydrocarbyl group; Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R8; Ar? is an aryl or heteroaryl group having up to 20 carbon atoms optionally substituted by one or more groups R8?; and R8 and R8? are each independently is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group; with the proviso that at least one of R6 o
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Luigi RESCONI, Pascal CASTRO, Ville VIRKKUNEN, Vyatcheslav V. IZMER, Dmitry S. KONONOVICH, Pavel Sergeevich KULYABIN, Alexander Z. VOSKOBOYNIKOV
  • Publication number: 20150337060
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a propylene homopolymer comprising polymerising propylene in the presence of a catalyst comprising: (i) a metallocene complex of a group (IV) metal said metallocene comprising at least two cyclopentadienyl type ligands; (ii) a boron cocatalyst; and (iii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst; said catalyst being in solid form, preferably in solid particulate form, and being free from an external carrier; preferably wherein the melting point of the propylene polymer is controlled by adjusting the amount of or nature of the boron cocatalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: BOREALIZ AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Kalle Kallio, Laurie Huhtanen, Ville Virkkunen
  • Publication number: 20150329653
    Abstract: A catalyst in solid particulate form free from an external carrier material comprising (i) a complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-20-alkyl, tri(C1-20-alkyl)silyl, C6-20-aryl, C7-20-arylalkyl or C7-20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-20-hydrocarbyl radical; R2? is a C1-20-hydrocarbyl radical; R6 is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-20-hydrocarbyl group, SR9 or OR9; R6? is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-20-hydrocarbyl group, SR9? or OR9?; with the proviso that neither R6 or R6? represents a group having a quaternary carbon atom directly attached to the indenyl ring; R9 is a C1-20-hydrocarbyl group; R9? is a C1-20-hydrocarbyl group; Ar is a C6-12-aryl or C5-12-heteroaryl group optionally carrying one or more substituents R8; Ar? is a C6-12-aryl or C5-12-heteroaryl group optionally carrying one or more substituents R8?;
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Luigi RESCONI, Ville VIRKKUNEN, Noureddine AJELLAL, Pascal CASTRO, Vyatcheslav IZMER, Dmitry KONONOVICH, Alexander VOSKOBOYNIKOV