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: 9187583
    Abstract: A racemic 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-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 optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16 and optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen, Dmitry Uborsky
  • Publication number: 20150266979
    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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Kalle Kallio, Marja Mustonen, Lauri Huhtanen, John Severn, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Anu-Leena Hongell, Ismo Lehtiniemi
  • Publication number: 20150259442
    Abstract: A process for the polymerisation 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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kalle Kallio, Marja Mustonen, Lauri Huhtanen, John Severn, Pascal Castro, Ville Virkkunen, Anu-Leena Hongell, Ismo Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 9079985
    Abstract: A solid, particulate catalyst 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-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; each R18 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-hydrocarbyl radical; each W is a 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl ring wherein each atom of said ring is optionally substituted with at least one R5 group; each R5 is the same or different and is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich
  • Patent number: 9029284
    Abstract: A solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier 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 R1 independently is hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16 of the Periodic Table of the Elements; each R2 and R3 taken together form a 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety, said ring optionally containing heteroatoms from groups 14-16, each atom forming said ring being optionally substituted with at least one R18 radical; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen ato
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8946363
    Abstract: Solid, particulate catalysts comprising bridged bis indenyl ?-ligands are disclosed, together with methods for the preparation and use thereof, for example, in olefin polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8933256
    Abstract: 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-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-hydrocarbyl radical; each W is a 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl ring wherein each atom of said ring is optionally substituted with an R5 group each R5 is the same or different and is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical option
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8865848
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a random propylene copolymer comprising polymerizing propylene and at least one C2-10 alpha olefin (especially ethylene) in the presence of a catalyst; wherein said catalyst comprises: (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—SiR2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Patent number: 8829128
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a polypropylene, wherein propylene is polymerized optionally with a comonomer selected from the group consisting of ethylene, a C4-C20 ?-olefin and mixtures thereof, in the presence of a catalyst system comprising solid catalyst particles, wherein the solid catalyst particles (a) comprise a transition metal compound of formula (I) LmRnMXq (I) wherein “M” is a transition metal of anyone of the groups 3 to 10 of the periodic table (IUPAC), each “X” is independently a monovalent anionic ?-ligand, each “L” is independently an organic ligand which coordinates to the transition metal (M), each “R” is a bridging group linking two organic ligands (L), “m” is 2 or 3, preferably 2, “n” is 0, 1 or 2, preferably 1, “q” is 1, 2 or 3, preferably 2, m+q is equal to the valency of the transition metal (M), (c) comprise a cocatalyst (Co) comprising an element (E) of group 13 of the periodic table (IUPAC), preferably a cocatalyst (Co) comprising a compound of A1, wherein further the loss of activ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Lauri Huhtanen, Kalle Kallio, Pascal Castro
  • Patent number: 8803511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle gearbox position detector comprising a sensor (3) designed to cooperate with a moving target (5) connected to a gearbox ratio actuation element so as to provide at least one analog signal representative of the position of the neutral point of the gearbox, characterized in that it additionally comprises a unit for processing the signal (9) comprising an analog-to-digital converter designed to convert the analog signal into a digital output signal (17) so as to provide periodic predefined information corresponding to the position of the neutral point only when, on the one hand, the target (5) is in the neutral point position and, on the other hand, when the sensor (1) is in the normal operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SC2N
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Vincent Guibet
  • Publication number: 20140221584
    Abstract: A racemic 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-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 optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16; R5? is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16 and optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Voskoboynikov, Luigi Resconi, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen, Dmitry Uborsky
  • Publication number: 20140206819
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Hafner, Luigi Resconi, Markus Gahleitner, Jimgbo Wang, Pascal Castro, Pavel Sergeevich Kulyabin, Vyatcheslav Izmer, Alexander Virkkunen, Dmitry Kononovich, Ville Virkkunen
  • Patent number: 8729206
    Abstract: A polypropylene homopolymer with a melting point of less than 147° C., a percentage of 2.1 errors of at least 1% and a xylene soluble fraction of less than 0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen, Norbert Hafner
  • Publication number: 20140018506
    Abstract: A solid, particulate catalyst 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-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; each R18 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-hydrocarbyl radical; each W is a 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl ring wherein each atom of said ring is optionally substituted with at least one R5 group; each R5 is the same or different and is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl r
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich
  • Publication number: 20130289229
    Abstract: 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-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-hydrocarbyl radical; each W is a 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl ring wherein each atom of said ring is optionally substituted with an R5 group each R5 is the same or different and is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical option
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Publication number: 20130217845
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a random propylene copolymer comprising polymerising propylene and at least one C2-10 alpha olefin (especially ethylene) in the presence of a catalyst; wherein said catalyst comprises: (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—SiR2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; each R1 is a C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16, or is a C3-C20 hydrocarbyl radical branched at the ?-atom to the cyclopentadienyl ring where the ?-atom is an Si-atom; n is 0-3; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-6-h
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Pascal Castro, Luigi Resconi, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Publication number: 20130131291
    Abstract: A polypropylene homopolymer with a melting point of less than 147° C., a percentage of 2.1 errors of at least 1% and a xylene soluble fraction of less than 0.5 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen, Norbert Hafner
  • Publication number: 20130116394
    Abstract: Solid, particulate catalysts comprising bridged his indenyl n-ligands are disclosed, together with methods for the preparation and use thereat for example, in olefin polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Publication number: 20130018156
    Abstract: A solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier 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 R1 independently is hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms from groups 14-16 of the Periodic Table of the Elements; each R2 and R3 taken together form a 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety, said ring optionally containing heteroatoms from groups 14-16, each atom forming said ring being optionally substituted with at least one R18 radical; each R18 is the same or different and may be a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical optionally containing one or more heteroatoms belonging to groups 14-16; each R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pascal Castro, Lauri Huhtanen
  • Publication number: 20120277384
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a polypropylene, wherein propylene is polymerised optionally with a comonomer selected from the group consisting of ethylene, a C4-C20 ?-olefin and mixtures thereof, in the presence of a catalyst system comprising solid catalyst particles, wherein the solid catalyst particles (a) comprise a transition metal compound of formula (I) LmRnMXq (I) wherein “M” is a transition metal of anyone of the groups 3 to 10 of the periodic table (IUPAC), each “X” is independently a monovalent anionic ?-ligand, each “L” is independently an organic ligand which coordinates to the transition metal (M), each “R” is a bridging group linking two organic ligands (L), “m” is 2 or 3, preferably 2, “n” is 0, 1 or 2, preferably 1, “q” is 1, 2 or 3, preferably 2, m+q is equal to the valency of the transition metal (M), (c) comprise a cocatalyst (Co) comprising an element (E) of group 13 of the periodic table (IUPAC), preferably a cocatalyst (Co) comprising a compound of Al, wherein further the loss of activ
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Lauri Huhtanen, Kalle Kallio, Pascal Castro