Patents by Inventor Patrick Spies

Patrick Spies 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: 9499652
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with a Vicat softening point (in accordance with ISO 306/A50) below 80° C. and from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, based on the entirety of TPU and of the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, where the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization has been bonded in the form of comb polymer, graft polymer, or copolymer to the TPU, is particularly suitable for injection-molding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Patrick Spies, Frank Braun, Frank Prissok
  • Patent number: 9447249
    Abstract: Expandable-polymer-particle material comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with Vicat softening point (in accordance with ISO 306/ASO) below 80° C. and from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, based on the entirety of TPU and of the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, where the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization has been bonded to the TPU in a manner that gives a comb polymer, graft polymer, or copolymer, is suitable for the production of moldings, in particular for use as insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Patrick Spies, Frank Braun, Carsten Schips, Frank Prissok, Peter Gutmann, Klaus Hahn, Bernhard Schmied
  • Publication number: 20160046751
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with a Vicat softening point (in accordance with ISO 306/A50) below 80° C. and from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, based on the entirety of TPU and of the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, where the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization has been bonded in the form of comb polymer, graft polymer, or copolymer to the TPU, is particularly suitable for injection-molding applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Patrick SPIES, Frank BRAUN, Frank PRISSOK
  • Patent number: 9234137
    Abstract: Use of a phosphorus compound of the formula (I) as flame retardant, where the definitions of the symbols in the formula (I) are as follows: A is one of the following groups: Y is —P(?X2)SR3R4, H, a straight-chain or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, C5-C6-cycloalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or benzyl, where the four last-mentioned groups are unsubstituted or have substitution by one or more radicals from the group of C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-alkenyl; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are identical or different and are hydrogen, OH, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy, SR9 COR10, COOR11, CONR12R13 or two radicals R1, R2, R3, or R4 form, together with the phosphorus atom to which they are bonded, or the P—O-A-O—P group, a ring system; R5, R6, R7, and R8 are identical or different and are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy; R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 are identical or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Fleckenstein, Hartmut Denecke, Ingo Bellin, Olaf Kriha, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Klemens Massonne, Klaus Hahn, Peter Deglmann, Maximilian Hofmann, Alois Kindler
  • Publication number: 20150344661
    Abstract: Expandable-polymer-particle material comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with Vicat softening point (in accordance with ISO 306/ASO) below 80° C. and from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, based on the entirety of TPU and of the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization, where the polymer obtainable via free-radical polymerization has been bonded to the TPU in a manner that gives a comb polymer, graft polymer, or copolymer, is suitable for the production of moldings, in particular for use as insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Patrick SPIES, Frank BRAUN, Carsten SCHIPS, Frank PRISSOK, Peter GUTMANN, Klaus HAHN, Bernhard SCHMIED
  • Publication number: 20150322182
    Abstract: Styrene beads, wherein the styrene polymer beads comprise from 0.5 to 5% by weight of one or more high-temperature peroxides, where the high-temperature peroxides have a half-life time of 1 hour in the range from 110 to 160° C., measured in cumene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Spies, Pascal Hesse, Bernhard Schmied, Libor Seda, Rainer Ostermann, Frank Braun, Gregor Haverkemper, Uwe-Johannes Lehnen, Klaus Hahn, Jan Holoch
  • Patent number: 9115312
    Abstract: A flame retardant comprising a) at least one sulfur compound of the formula (I) A1-(Z1)m—(S)n—(Z2)p-A2??(I) where the definitions of the symbols and indices are as follows: A1 and A2 are identical or different, being C6-C12-aryl, cyclohexyl, Si(ORa)3, a saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic, mono- or bicyclic ring having from 3 to 12 ring members and comprising one or more heteroatoms from the group of N, O, and S, where the system is unsubstituted or has substitution by one or more substituents of the group of O, OH, S, SH, COORb, CONRcRd, C1-C18-alkyl, C1-C18-alkoxy, C1-C18-thioalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, C6-C12-aryloxy, C2-C18-alkenyl, C2-C18-alkenoxy, C2-C18-alkynyl, and C2-C18-alkinoxy; Z1 and Z2 are identical or different, being —CO— or —CS—; Ra is C1-C18-alkyl; Rb, Rc, and Rd are identical or different, being H, C1-C18-alkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or an aromatic, mono- or bicyclic ring having from 3 to 12 ring members and comprising one or more heteroatoms from the group of N, O, and S; m and p are identic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Sabine Fuchs, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Maximilian Hofmann, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Manfred Döring, Michael Ciesielski, Jochen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150005402
    Abstract: a) Production of prepolymer beads through a first suspension polymerization reaction using an aqueous suspension comprising styrene monomers and comprising particulate additives, b) isolation of the prepolymer beads, c) optional division of the prepolymer beads into fractions of different particle size and selection of one or more fractions for subsequent stages, d) production of an aqueous suspension of the prepolymer beads and conduct of a second suspension polymerization reaction in the presence of blowing agent and with addition of further monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Spies, Pascal Hesse, Bernhard Schmied, Libor Seda, Rainer Ostermann, Frank Braun, Gregor Haverkemper, Uwe-Johannes Lehnen, Klaus Hahn, Jan Holoch
  • Publication number: 20140364524
    Abstract: A process for producing expandable styrene polymers via polymerization of at least one vinylaromatic monomer in aqueous suspension in the presence of at least one halogenated polymer as flame retardant, graphite, and blowing agent, which comprises the presence, in the aqueous suspension at the start of the polymerization reaction, of from 1 to 30% by weight of at least one styrene polymer, based on the entirety of monomers and styrene polymer, and likewise the presence of at least one halogenated polymer as flame retardant in the styrene polymer used at the start of the polymerization reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Frank Braun, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Rainer Ostermann, Andreas Kleinke, Klaus Hahn
  • Patent number: 8889748
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one expandable styrene polymer component and at least one cyclohexanecarboxylic ester and also optionally further components can be processed to mechanically robust foam materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfram Husemann, Uwe-Johannes Lehnen, Patrick Spies, Boris Breitscheidel, Klaus Hahn, Jan Holoch, Olaf Kriha, Bernhard Schmied, Pascal Hesse
  • Patent number: 8691896
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer foam with density in the range from 5 to 120 kg/m3 composed of a polymer component including at least one styrene polymer and from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a flame retardant mixture including at least one phosphorus compound of the formula PR1R2R3. A process for producing the polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Maximilian Hofmann, Manfred Döring, Ciesielski Michael, Jochen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130030066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer composition containing i) styrene polymer(s) and ii) phosphorylated polyether(s) with from 0.5 to 40% by weight phosphorus content, the main chain of which is formed exclusively from carbon atoms and from oxygen atoms, and which has at least three terminal and/or pendant OH groups, where these have been substituted with where ˜ indicates the bond to the polymer skeleton of the polyether; Y is O or S; t is 0 or 1; R1 and R2, being identical or different, are H, C1-C18-alkyl, C2-C18-alkenyl, C2-C18-alkynyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C6-C10-aryl, furyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C10-alkyl, OR3, SR3, NR3R4, COR3, COOR3 or CONR3R4, or R1 and R2 form, together with the phosphorus atom P, a 4-8-membered ring system; R3 and R4, being identical or different, are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C2-C16-alkenyl, C3C16-alkynyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C6-C10-aryl or C6-C10-aryl-C1-C10-alkyl, and/or polycarbonates containing phosphorus-containing group(s) of the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Sabine Fuchs, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Maximilian Hofmann, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Anna Müller-Cristadoro, Bernd Bruchmann
  • Publication number: 20120252911
    Abstract: Use of a phosphorus compound of the formula (I) as flame retardant, where the definitions of the symbols in the formula (I) are as follows: A is one of the following groups: Y is —P(?X2)SR3R4, H, a straight-chain or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, C5-C6-cycloalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or benzyl, where the four last-mentioned groups are unsubstituted or have substitution by one or more radicals from the group of C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-alkenyl; R1, R2, R3, and R4 are identical or different and are hydrogen, OH, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy, SR9 COR10, COOR11, CONR12R13 or two radicals R1, R2, R3, or R4 form, together with the phosphorus atom to which they are bonded, or the P—O-A-O—P group, a ring system; R5, R6, R7, and R8 are identical or different and are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenoxy; R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 are identical or
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Fleckenstein, Hartmut Denecke, Ingo Bellin, Olaf Kriha, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Klemens Massonne, Klaus Hahn, Peter Deglmann, Maximilian Hofmann, Alois Kindler
  • Publication number: 20120252914
    Abstract: Flame-retardant polymer foams which comprise, as flame retardant, at least one halogenated polymer, for example brominated polystyrene or styrene-butadiene block copolymer having bromine content in the range from 40 to 80% by weight, or tetrabromobisphenol A compounds (TBBPA), processes for producing these, and also flame-retardant expandable styrene polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Frank Braun, Patrick Spies, Jan Kurt Walter Sandler, Geert Janssens, Jürgen Fischer, Christoph Fleckenstein, Hartmut Denecke, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Merkel, Manfred Pawlowski, Holger Ruckdäschel, Klemens Massonne
  • Publication number: 20120178842
    Abstract: Halogen-free, flame-retardant polymer foams which comprise, as flame retardant, at least one cyclic or acyclic oligophosphorus compound, and processes for their production. Examples of suitable oligophosphorus compounds are those having the structure Ia, Ib, or Ic: Another group of suitable oligophosphorus compounds is that having one of the following structures IIa, IIb, or IIc: Cyclic oligophosphorus compounds of the following structure III are also suitable: The radicals R1-R5 have been selected independently of one another from the group of C1-C16-alkyl, C1-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C1-C16-alkenyloxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy, NR2R3, COR2, COOR2, and CONR2R3 , and the radicals X1 and X2, independently of one another, are O or S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens
  • Publication number: 20120172467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame retardant comprising a) at least one sulfur compound of the formula (I) b) at least one halogen-free organophosphorus compound with phosphorus content in the range from 0.5 to 40% by weight, based on the phosphorus compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Christoph Fleckenstein, Peter Deglmann, Maximilian Hofmann, Rainer Ostermann, Klaus Hahn, Hartmut Denecke, Klemens Massonne, Geert Janssens, Manfred Döring, Ciesielski Michael, Jochen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20110291040
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one expandable styrene polymer component and at least one cyclohexanecarboxylic ester and also optionally further components can be processed to mechanically robust foam materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfram Husemann, Uwe-Johannes Lehnen, Patrick Spies, Boris Breitscheidel, Klaus Hahn, Jan Holoch, Olaf Kriha, Bernhard Schmied, Pascal Hesse
  • Publication number: 20110245360
    Abstract: A flame retardant comprising a) at least one sulfur compound of the formula (I) A1-(Z1)m—(S)n—(Z2)p-A2??(I) where the definitions of the symbols and indices are as follows: A1 and A2 are identical or different, being C6-C12-aryl, cyclohexyl, Si(ORa)3, a saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic, mono- or bicyclic ring having from 3 to 12 ring members and comprising one or more heteroatoms from the group of N, O, and S, where the system is unsubstituted or has substitution by one or more substituents of the group of O, OH, S, SH, COORb, CONRcRd, C1-C18-alkyl, C1-C18-alkoxy, C1-C18-thioalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, C6-C12-aryloxy, C2-C18-alkenyl, C2-C18-alkenoxy, C2-C18-alkynyl, and C2-C18-alkinoxy; Z1 and Z2 are identical or different, being —CO— or —CS—; Ra is C1-C18-alkyl; Rb, Rc, and Rd are identical or different, being H, C1-C18-alkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or an aromatic, mono- or bicyclic ring having from 3 to 12 ring members and comprising one or more heteroatoms from the group of N, O, and S; m and p are
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Sabine Fuchs, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Maximilian Hofmann, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens
  • Publication number: 20110196052
    Abstract: Phosphine sulfide derivatives of the formula (I), S?PR1R2R3??(I) are suitable as flame retardants, in particular for polymers, where the definitions of the symbols in the formula (I) are as follows: R1 and R2 are identical or different, being C1-C12-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, which may have no substitution or may have one or more C1-C4-alkyl groups as substituents, C2-C12-alkenyl, C2-C12-alkynyl, C6-C10-aryl, or C8-C10-aryl-C1-C4-alkyl; R3 is H, SH, SR4, OH, OR5 or a —(Y1)n—[P(?X1)R6—(Y2)n]m—P(?X2)R7R8 group; or two groups R1, R2, R3 form, together with the phosphorus atom bonded thereto, a ring system; X1 and X2 are identical or different, being O or S; Y1 and Y2 are identical or different, being O or S; R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 are identical or different, being independently from one another C1-C12-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, which may have no substitution or may have one or more C1-C4-alkyl groups as substituents, C2-C12-alkenyl, C2-C12-alkynyl, C6-C10-aryl, or C6-C10-aryl-C1-C4-alkyl; n is 1 if Y1 and, respec
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Maximilian Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20110196053
    Abstract: A polymer foam with density in the range from 5 to 120 kg/m3, comprising a) a polymer component, comprising at least one styrene polymer, b) from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Olaf Kriha, Ingo Bellin, Patrick Spies, Sabine Fuchs, Peter Deglmann, Klemens Massonne, Hartmut Denecke, Christoph Fleckenstein, Geert Janssens, Maximilian Hofmann, Manfred Döring, Ciesielski Michael, Jochen Wagner