Patents by Inventor Patrik Müller

Patrik Müller 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: 7619106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, racemic ansa-metallocene complexes by reacting bridged or unbridged transition metal complexes with alkali metal compounds or alkaline earth metal compounds, heating the resulting reaction mixture to a temperature in the range from ?78 to 250° C. and at least partially hydrogenating the reaction products in the presence of a suitable catalyst, to the corresponding hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated metallocenes and to their use as catalysts or as a constituent of catalysts for the polymerization of olefinically unsaturated compounds or as reagents or catalysts in stereoselective synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Robert-Hellmuth Damrau, Patrik Müller, Valerie Garcia, Christian Sidot, Christian Tellier, Stéphanie Duchiron, Jean-Francois Lelong
  • Patent number: 7358381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing racemic metallocene complexes by reacting transition metal complexes with cyclopentadienyl derivatives of alkali metals or alkaline earth metals and heating the reaction mixture obtained in this way to a temperature in the range from ?78 to 250° C., to the corresponding metallocene complexes themselves and to their use as catalysts or as constituents of catalysts for the polymerization of olefinically unsaturated compounds or as reagents or catalysts in stereoselective synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Robert-Hellmuth Damrau, Patrik Müller, Valerie Garcia, Christian Sidot, Christian Tellier, Jean-François Lelong, Eric Huriez
  • Patent number: 7193099
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing racemic metallocene biphenoxide complexes by reacting bridged transition metal complexes with cyclopentadienyl derivatives of alkali metals or alkaline earth metals and heating the reaction mixture obtained in this way to a temperature in the range from ?78 to 250° C., to the corresponding metallocene biphenoxide complexes and to their use as catalysts or as constituents of catalysts for the polymerization of olefinically unsaturated compounds or as reagents or catalysts in stereoselective synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Robert-Hellmuth Damrau, Patrik Müller, Valerie Garcia, Christian Sidot, Christian Tellier, Jean-François Lelong
  • Patent number: 7098354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a specific process for the diastereoselective synthesis of rac-diorganosilylbis(2-methylbenzo[e]indenyl)zirconium compounds of the formula I, by reacting the silyl-bridged bisindenyl ligand with a dihalozirconium bis(3,5-di-tert-butylphenoxide)-base adduct to form the diorganosilylbis(2-methylbenzo[e]indenyl)zirconium bis(3,5-di-tert-butylphenoxide) and subsequently replacing the phenoxide groups by X using suitable replacement reagents to give the compound of the formula I; where the substituents X can be identical or different and are each F, Cl, Br, I or linear, cyclic or branched C1-10-alkyl; and the substituents R can be identical or different and are each linear, cyclic or branched C1-10-alkyl or C6-10-aryl; and also to the use of these compounds as catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Robert Damrau, Patrik Müller, Valerie Garcia, Christian Sidot, Christian Tellier, Jean-Francois Lelong
  • Patent number: 7053160
    Abstract: Novel metallocene monohalides can be used in the polymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Bingel, Hans-Herbert Brintzinger, Hans-Robert-Hellmuth Damrau, Patrik Müller, Jürgen Suhm
  • Patent number: 6992204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing racemic metallocene complexes by reacting bridged or non-bridged transition metal complexes with cyclopentadienyl derivatives of alkaline or alkaline earth metals and optionally, subsequently substituting the phenolate ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Damrau, Patrik Müller, Eva Royo, Hans-Herbert Brintzinger
  • Patent number: 6900343
    Abstract: A process for purifying metallocenes in which a sparingly soluble metallocene halide is converted into a readily soluble and readily crystallizable metallocene by replacement of at least one halide ligand by an alternative negatively charged ligand and the metallocene obtained in this way is subsequently purified by crystallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Bingel, Patrik Müller, Hans-Herbert Brintzinger, Hans-Robert-Hellmuth Damrau
  • Patent number: 6359086
    Abstract: A free-flowing solid which does not self-ignite, comprising: a) at least one support component, b) at least one chemical compound which per se is self-igniting, c) at least one inert liquid and d) further components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Oliver Kristen, Patrik Müller, Ulrich Moll, Peter Kölle
  • Patent number: 6200922
    Abstract: The catalyst systems comprise as active constituents a) a titanium-containing solid component comprising a compound of titanium, a compound of magnesium, a halogen, an inorganic oxide as support and a carboxylic ester as electron donor compound, and also, as cocatalyst, b) an aluminum compound and c) optionally a further electron donor compound, wherein the inorganic oxide used has a pH of from 1 to 6, an average particle diameter of from 5 to 200 &mgr;m, an average primary particle diameter of from 1 to 20 &mgr;M and voids or channels having an average diameter of from 0.1 to 20 &mgr;m and a macroscopic share of the volume of the overall particle within the range from 5 to 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Hüffer, Wolfgang Bidell, Patrik Müller, Ulrich Moll, Roland Hingmann, Günther Schweier
  • Patent number: 6197900
    Abstract: Multiphase homo- or copolymers of C2-C10-alk-1-enes are prepared by a process in which polymerization is effected in the presence of two different catalyst systems in one reaction zone, one of the catalyst systems containing, as active components, a metallocene complex of the general formula (I) or (II) where M1 is a metal of group IVb, Vb or VIb of the Periodic Table, R1 and R2 are identical or different and are each hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C1-C10-alkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C2-C10-alkenyl, C7-C40-arylalkyl, C7-C40-alkylaryl, C8-C40-arylalkenyl or halogen, R3 and R4 are identical or different and are each hydrogen, halogen, C1-C10-alkyl which may be halogenated, C6-C10-aryl or an —NR210, —SR10, —OSiR310, —SiR310 or —PR210 radical, where R10 is halogen, C1-C10-alkyl or C6-C10-aryl, and R5 and R6 are identical or different and have the meanings stated for R3 and R4, with the proviso that R5 and R6 are not hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Seelert, Franz Langhauser, Jürgen Kerth, Patrik Müller, David Fischer, Günther Schweier
  • Patent number: 5772478
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing (2) for housing an electrical terminal within a body (4). The body (4) having a channel (14) wherein the terminal is received and a latch (66) movable between an unlocked position outside of said channel (N) and a locked position blocking at least a portion of said channel (14) so that the terminal is prevented from being dislodged. The electrical connector housing being characterized in that the latch (66) is actuated by a locking member (8) that is rotatable between the locked and unlocked positions upon said housing body (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Dietrich Wilhelm Kuempel, Patrik Mueller, Andreas Krull
  • Patent number: 5773537
    Abstract: Catalyst systems of the Ziegler-Natta type contain, as active componentsa) a titanium-containing solid component in whose preparation a titanium compound, a compound of magnesium, a halogenating agent and an electron donor component are used,b) an aluminum compound andc) as a further electron donor component, an organosilicon compound of the formula (I)R.sup.1 R.sup.2 Si(OR.sup.3).sub.2 (I)where R.sup.1 is C.sup.1 -C.sub.10 -alkyl or C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 -cycloalkyl, excluding sec-butyl, R.sup.2 is sec-butyl and R.sup.3 is C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 -alkyl. The catalyst systems are particularly suitable for the preparation of polymers of C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Patrik Mueller, Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Juergen Kerth, Ralf Zolk
  • Patent number: 5753773
    Abstract: Multiphase block copolymers of propylene comprisinga) a polymer of propylene with from 0 to 5% by weight of further C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 1-alkenes,b) a copolymer of propylene with from 5 to 98% by weight of further C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 1-alkenes,the multiphase block copolymers having a melting point of less than 155.degree. C. and a stiffness (shear modulus G) conforming to the following condition (I): ##EQU1## where M.sub.a) denotes the amount of propylene polymer a) and M.sub.co denotes the amount of the multiphase block copolymer.are obtainable in particular by polymerization by means of metallocene-containing catalyst systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Langhauser, Juergen Kerth, Patrik Mueller, Meinolf Kersting, Guenther Schweier
  • Patent number: 5639822
    Abstract: High-flow propylene/ethylene copolymers which have a melt flow index of from 2 to 200 g/min under a load of 2.16 kg at 230.degree. C. and which may be produced from the gas phase by polymerization in two stages in an agitated fixed bed in the presence of hydrogen acting as chain stoppage regulator and using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprising a titaniferous solid component which contains a magnesium compound on finely divided silicon oxide or on finely divided aluminum oxide or on a finely divided aluminum silicate having the empirical formula SiO.sub.2.aAl.sub.2 O.sub.3, where a stands for a value between 0.001 and 2, and an aluminum component, by means of a procedure comprisinga) a first polymerization stage in which propylene is polymerized under a pressure of from 20 to 40 bar and at a temperature of from 60.degree. to 90.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Harald Schwager, Klaus Dieter Ruempler, Patrik Mueller
  • Patent number: 5461113
    Abstract: Propylene copolymers grafted with .alpha.,.beta.-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid derivatives and consisting of a random propylene copolymer (I) with from 0.1 to 15% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes and a random propylene copolymer (II) with from 15 to 80% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes, are obtainable by reacting the graft monomer with the propylene copolymer at from 1 to 300 bar, from 0.01 to 1.0% by weight, based on the propylene copolymer, of the graft monomer being mixed with the molten propylene copolymer in the absence of a free radical initiator, and the grafting reaction being carried out at from 200.degree. to 350.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd L. Marczinke, Patrik Mueller, Juergen Kerth
  • Patent number: 5451639
    Abstract: Propylene copolymers grafted with .alpha.,.beta.-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids or carboxylic acid derivatives and consisting ofa.sub.1) a random propylene copolymer (A.sub.1) containing from 0.1 to 15% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes or ofa.sub.2) a propylene copolymer (A.sub.2) comprising a random propylene copolymer (I) containing from 0.1 to 15% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes and a random propylene copolymer (II) containing from 15 to 80% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes or ofa.sub.3) a propylene copolymer (A.sub.3) comprising a propylene homopolymer (III) and a random propylene copolymer (IV) containing from 15 to 80% by weight of polymerized C.sub.2 -C.sub.10 -alk-1-enes,are obtainable by reacting the monomer to be grafted with the propylene copolymer (A.sub.1), (A.sub.2) or (A.sub.3) at from 1 to 300 bar, from 0.01 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd L. Marczinke, Juergen Kerth, Patrik Mueller, Horst Baumgartl, Peter Ittemann
  • Patent number: 5344885
    Abstract: Propylene-ethylene copolymers are obtained by two-stage polymerization from the gaseous phase in an agitated fixed bed by means of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system that contains in addition to a titanium-containing solid component also an aluminum compound as co-catalyst, wherein as Ziegler-Natta catalyst system a system is used which, following the reaction of the titanium-containing solid component with the co-catalyst, is deactivated by reaction with carbon dioxide. The copolymers are used for producing fibers, films and moldings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Meinolf Kersting, Juergen Kerth, Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Patrik Mueller, Peter Koelle
  • Patent number: 5288824
    Abstract: Polymers of propene are prepared using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprising (1) titanium component which is based on a finely divided, shape-imparting silica gel and contains titan- ium, magnesium, chlorine and a benzenecarboxylic acid derivative, (2) an aluminum component and (3) a silane component. The process employs a titanium component (1) which is obtained by a method in which (1.1) first (I) a carrier is prepared from (Ia) a silica gel which has a relatively high moisture content, (Ib) an organomagnesium compound and (Ic) a gaseous chlorinating agent in a manner such that (1.1.1) first (Ia) is reacted with (Ib), (1.1.2) then (Ic) is passed into the mixture obtained from (1.1.1), (1.2) then a solid-phase intermediate is prepared from (I), (II) an alkanol, (III) titanium tetrachloride and (IV) a phthalic acid derivative in a manner such that (1.2.1) first (I) is reacted with (II), (1.2.2) then (III) is introduced into the mixture resulting from (1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Kerth, Rainer Hemmerich, Peter Koelle, Patrik Mueller