Patents by Inventor Paul Birnbrich

Paul Birnbrich 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).

  • Publication number: 20090253860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of emulsifiers E1 which are obtained by (a) reacting a polyol with propylene oxide or a mixture of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, to give an intermediate Z1, (b) reacting the intermediate Z1 with epichlorohydrin, forming an intermediate Z2, (c) reacting the intermediate Z2 with an adduct of ethylene oxide or a mixture of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, with a C1-C22 monoalcohol, provided that on average at least one epoxide function of the intermediate Z2 is reacted and on average at least one epoxide function originating from the intermediate Z2 is retained. Compounds E1 are suitable as emulsifiers for preparing aqueous emulsions or dispersions of epoxy resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Birnbrich, Hans-Josef Thomas, Giorgio Sabbadini, Ulrich Nagorny, Georg Bourscheidt
  • Publication number: 20080312123
    Abstract: A process for producing a detergent portion, comprising the steps of forming one or more dimensionally stable hollow bodies comprising at least one compartment by injection moulding, providing one or more means for compartmentalizing the dimensionally stable hollow bodies, filling the compartment with at least one detersive formulation, and closing the compartment to form a partial or whole enclosure around the detersive formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (formerly named Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien)
    Inventors: Henriette Weber, Sandra Hoffmann, Wilfried Raehse, Dieter Jung, Frank Meier, Christian Block, Rolf Bayersdoerfer, Markus Semrau, Karl-Martin Faeser, Paul Birnbrich, Dieter Nickel
  • Patent number: 7417019
    Abstract: Detergent portions containing at least one detersive formulation wholly or partly contained in a dimensionally stable hollow body having an enclosure that wholly or partly surrounds the detersive formulation, the enclosure being formed of an uncompressed material that can disintegrate under laundering, cleaning, or washing conditions and that gives the hollow body dimensional stability, and optionally, the dimensionally stable hollow body having one or more means forming one or more compartments therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Henriette Weber, Sandra Hoffmann, Wilfried Raehse, Dieter Jung, Frank Meier, Christian Block, Rolf Bayersdoerfer, Markus Semrau, Karl-Martin Faeser, Paul Birnbrich, Dieter Nickel
  • Publication number: 20080188688
    Abstract: A process for the production of organic substances, including the steps of providing at least a two-phase system, in which selected reactants are reacted in the presence of a phase transfer catalyst, where one of the phases is an organic solvent with a log P value, at 20° C., of more than 2.6, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Hendrik Huesken, Paul Birnbrich, Rainer Hoefer
  • Publication number: 20080039551
    Abstract: A paint or lacquer composition including microcapsules, which microcapsules are prepared according to the process including: (a) providing a mixture of an active and a polyvinylether; (b) polymerizing the mixture with maleic anhydride to form a copolymer matrix; and (c) cross-linking the copolymer matrix with a melamine-formalin resin to encapsulate the active in microcapsules with an average diameter of about 0.1 to about 25 ?m for incorporating into a paint or a lacquer composition is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Joaquin Bigorra Llosas, Elisabet Graupera, Bernd Fabry, Raymond Mathis, Paul Birnbrich
  • Patent number: 7300963
    Abstract: Hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems, the hardeners being obtainable by reacting a mixture of: (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide selected from the group of epoxidized polyethylene oxides, epoxidized polypropylene oxides and polyethylene propylene oxides, (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound selected from the group of bisphenol A epoxides and bisphenol F epoxides and (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound selected from the group of bisphenol A and bisphenol F, to form an intermediate product and subsequently reacting this intermediate product with a polyamine (E), are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Birnbrich, Thorsten Roloff, Giorgio Sabbadini, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Patent number: 7262239
    Abstract: Methods for imparting softness to polyolefin-containing articles are described wherein the methods comprise: (a) providing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of the general formula (I) and compounds of the general formula (II): A-B-C-B-A??(I) A-B-Acyl??(II) wherein each A independently represents a R—C(O)O— group wherein R represents an alkyl group having from 7 to 21 carbon atoms; each B independently represents a —(CnH2nO)k— group wherein n represents a number of from 2 to 4 and k represents a number of from 1 to 15; and C represents an alkylene group having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; (b) combining the at least one compound and a polyolefin-containing material to form a mixture; and (c) subjecting the mixture to further processing to form an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christine Wild, Paul Birnbrich, Raymond Mathis
  • Patent number: 7256168
    Abstract: A detergent tablet having at least one phase in the form of a solid foam having gas-filled cells delimited by solid partitions, and the tablet or the at least one phase comprises 40% to 90% by weight of one or more water-soluble polymers. A process for the production of detergent tablets by foaming a solution, melt, emulsion, or suspension comprising at least one active ingredient with a gaseous medium, and solidifying the resulting foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wilfried Raehse, Rolf Bayersdoerfer, Paul Birnbrich, Markus Semrau
  • Publication number: 20070073009
    Abstract: The invention relates to hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems providing a longer resin pot life, incorporating particular carbonyl compounds (F) and being obtainable by (i) reacting a mixture of (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide (A), (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound (B); (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound (C); and (D) optionally, at least one di- or tri-glycidyl ether compound (D), to form a first intermediate product (Z1) having an epoxy value of less than 10%; (ii) reacting the intermediate product (Z1) with a polyamine (E) to form a second intermediate product (Z2); and (iii) reacting the intermediate product (Z2) with a carbonyl compound (F) having the general formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 independently represent hydrogen, a C1-22 alkyl group or a C6H5, OH, OR3 group, where R3 is a C1-22 alkyl group; among others. The resin mixtures provide clear floor coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Giorgio Sabbadini, Thorsten Roloff, Paul Birnbrich, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070066789
    Abstract: The invention relates to hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems providing a longer resin pot life, incorporating particular carbonyl compounds (F) and being obtainable by (i) reacting a mixture of (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide (A), (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound (B); (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound (C); and (D) optionally, at least one di- or tri-glycidyl ether compound (D), to form a first intermediate product (Z1) having an epoxy value of less than 10%; (ii) reacting the intermediate product (Z1) with a polyamine (E) to form a second intermediate product (Z2); and (iii) reacting the intermediate product (Z2) with an ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl compound or nitrile (F) having the general formula (I). The resin mixtures have pot lives in excess of one hour and, after curing, provide clear floor coatings with less than 3% shrinkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Giorgio Sabbadini, Thorsten Roloff, Paul Birnbrich, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070003767
    Abstract: The invention relates to hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems providing a longer resin pot life, incorporating particular compounds (F) and being obtainable by (i) reacting a mixture of (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide (A), (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound (B); (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound (C); and (D) optionally, at least one di- or tri-glycidyl ether compound (D), to form a first intermediate product (Z1) having an epoxy value of less than 10%; (ii) reacting the intermediate product (Z1) with a polyamine (E) to form a second intermediate product (Z2); and (iii) reacting the intermediate product (Z2) with a compound (F) selected from Lewis acids. The resin mixtures have pot lives in excess of one hour and, after curing, provide clear floor coatings with less than 3% shrinkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Giorgio Sabbadini, Thorsten Roloff, Paul Birnbrich, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Publication number: 20070003766
    Abstract: The invention relates to hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems providing a longer resin pot life, incorporating particular compounds (F) and being obtainable by (i) reacting a mixture of (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide (A), (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound (B); (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound (C); and (D) optionally, at least one di- or tri-glycidyl ether compound (D), to form a first intermediate product (Z1) having an epoxy value of less than 10%; (ii) reacting the intermediate product (Z1) with a polyamine (E) to form a second intermediate product (Z2); and (iii) reacting the intermediate product (Z2) with a compound (F) selected from (a) monofunctional epoxy compounds, and (b) glycidyl ethers of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. The resin mixtures have pot lives in excess of one hour and, after curing, provide clear floor coatings with less than 3% shrinkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Giorgio Sabbadini, Thorsten Roloff, Paul Birnbrich, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Patent number: 7157513
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrophilic additives for synthetic fibres containing polyolefin; said additives are represented by general formula (I): A—B—C—B—A wherein A is a radical R—COO, wherein R represents a saturated, cross-linked or non-cross-linked alkyl radical having 7–21 C atoms, B represents a group (CnH2nO)k, wherein n is a whole number from 2–4 and k can have a value of 1–15, C represents a linear or cross-linked alkylene radical having at least 2 and at the most 6 C atoms and the radical C can be, optionally, interrupted by oxygen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christine Wild, Raymond Mathis, Paul Birnbrich, Petra Padurschel
  • Patent number: 6946524
    Abstract: Processes for producing polyester amides, by reacting a polyisobutylene with a first reagent selected from the group consisting of at least monounsaturated acids having from 3 to 21 carbon atoms and derivatives thereof; and a second reagent selected from the group consisting of monoethanolamine and alkylamines of the general formula R—NH2, wherein R represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; are described. The polyester amides thus produced and their uses in stabilizing asphaltenes in crude oil and crude oil derivatives are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Breuer, Paul Birnbrich, Claus-Peter Herold, Stephan Von Tapavicza, Didier Groffe, Matthias Hof
  • Publication number: 20050171261
    Abstract: Methods for imparting softness to polyolefin-containing articles are described wherein the methods comprise: (a) providing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of the general formula (I) and compounds of the general formula (II): A-B-C-B-A??(I) A-B-A??(II) wherein each A independently represents a R—C(O)O— group wherein R represents an alkyl group having from 7 to 21 carbon atoms; each B independently represents a —(CnH2nO)k— group wherein n represents a number of from 2 to 4 and k represents a number of from 1 to 15; and C represents an alkylene group having from 2 to 6 carbons atoms; (b) combining the at least one compound and a polyolefin-containing material to form a mixture; and (c) subjecting the mixture to further processing to form an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Wild, Paul Birnbrich, Raymond Mathis
  • Publication number: 20050113553
    Abstract: Hardeners for water-based epoxy resin systems, the hardeners being obtainable by reacting a mixture of: (A) at least one epoxidized polyalkylene oxide selected from the group of epoxidized polyethylene oxides, epoxidized polypropylene oxides and polyethylene propylene oxides, (B) at least one epoxidized aromatic hydroxy compound selected from the group of bisphenol A epoxides and bisphenol F epoxides and (C) at least one aromatic hydroxy compound selected from the group of bisphenol A and bisphenol F, to form an intermediate product and subsequently reacting this intermediate product with a polyamine (E), are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Birnbrich, Thorsten Roloff, Giorgio Sabbadini, Hans-Josef Thomas
  • Publication number: 20040138360
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrophilic additives for synthetic fibres containing polyolefin; said additives are represented by general formula (I): A-B-C-B-A wherein A is a radical R—COO, wherein R represents a saturated, cross-linked or non-cross-linked alkyl radical having 7-21 C atoms, B represents a group (CnH2nO)k, wherein n is a whole number from 2-4 and k can have a value of 1-15, C represents a linear or cross-linked alkylene radical having at least 2 and at the most 6 C atoms and the radical C can be, optionally, interrupted by oxygen atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Christine Wild, Raymond Mathis, Paul Birnbrich, Petra Padurschel
  • Publication number: 20040053808
    Abstract: The invention relates to washing or cleaning agent shaped bodies that are mechanically stable, have an excellent rate of dissolution and a completely novel appearance. The novel washing or cleaning agent shaped bodies comprise solid(s) and gas(es) and optionally other washing or cleaning agent components. The shaped body consists of gas-filled cells (pores) that are defined by solid dividing walls. Preferred washing or cleaning agent shaped bodies in the form of solid foams have a content of 40 to 90% by weight of one or more water-soluble polymers, 10 to 60% by weight of one or more substances from the group of builders, acidifying agents, chelate complexing agents, plaque-inhibiting polymers or non-ionic tensides as well as 0 to 50% by weight of one or more adjuvants and/or fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Wilfried Raehse, Rolf Bayersdoerfer, Paul Birnbrich, Markus Semrau
  • Patent number: 6699922
    Abstract: Polymers having increased hydrophilicity are made by adding to the polymer an effective amount of an additive which is a di-C10-12 fatty acid ester of polyethylene glycol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Birnbrich, Raymond Mathis, Christine Wild, Petra Padurschel
  • Publication number: 20040039125
    Abstract: Processes for producing polyester amides, by reacting a polyisobutylene with a first reagent selected from the group consisting of at least monounsaturated acids having from 3 to 21 carbon atoms and derivatives thereof; and a second reagent selected from the group consisting of monoethanolamine and alkylamines of the general formula R—NH2, wherein R represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; are described. The polyester amides thus produced and their uses in stabilizing asphaltenes in crude oil and crude oil derivatives are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Breuer, Paul Birnbrich, Claus-Peter Herold, Stephan Von Tapavicza, Didier Groffe, Matthias Hof