Patents by Inventor Sebastian Muschelknautz

Sebastian Muschelknautz 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: 20120080093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bubble column reactor comprising a column reactor containing a lower 2-phase cm section and an upper gaseous phase section, characterized in that the reactor comprises a measurement device for measuring the level of 2-phase section in the column reactor, wherein the measurement device comprises an emitter and a detector for electromagnetic PI- radiation which are positioned outside of the column reactor and to a method for level measurement in such a reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Patent number: 8093439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for oligomerization or polymerization of ethylene and/or alpha-olefins utilizing reactor equipment and other equipment wherein starting material comprising monomer(s), catalyst, cocatalyst and solvent is transferred to the reactor equipment via first piping, and product material comprising oligomer and/or polymer, non-reacted monomer(s), catalyst, cocatalyst and solvent is discharged from the reactor equipment via second piping, characterized in that the first piping, second piping, reactor equipment and/or other equipment are flushed with a product fraction obtained by said or a respective previous method prior to and/or after that oligomerization or polymerization method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignees: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Linde AG
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Patent number: 8058369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bubble column reactor comprising a column reactor having a sparger plate dividing the column reactor into a top reaction compartment and a bottom compartment, characterized in that an inlet and outlet line for introducing and disposing a flushing medium are connected to the bottom compartment; and an operation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Linde AG
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Patent number: 7815875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the reactive conversion of gaseous streams at high temperatures in excess of 1000° C. Said device comprises a reaction chamber (8) with an inlet opening for the gaseous streams to be converted, in particular a burner head (2) and an outlet opening for the converted gaseous streams. In order to guarantee the highest possible conversion performance, the reaction chamber (8) has a narrow construction, extending longitudinally from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to form a controlled gaseous flow, thus preventing a circulatory flow in the reaction chamber (8). To achieve reaction conditions that are as adiabatic as possible, the reaction chamber (8) is thermally insulated with a layer (7) that has a porous foam and/or fiber structure. In the simplest embodiment, the reaction chamber (8) is cylindrical, thus achieving a tubular flow reactor construction for the entire device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Muschelknautz, Harald Ranke, Hanno Tautz
  • Publication number: 20090318639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for oligomerization or polymerization of ethylene and/or alpha-olefins utilizing reactor equipment and other equipment wherein starting material comprising monomer(s), catalyst, cocatalyst and solvent is transferred to the reactor equipment via first piping, and product material comprising oligomer and/or polymer, non-reacted monomer(s), catalyst, cocatalyst and solvent is discharged from the reactor equipment via second piping, characterized in that the first piping, second piping, reactor equipment and/or other equipment are flushed with a product fraction obtained by said or a respective previous method prior to and/or after that oligomerization or polymerization method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Publication number: 20090214405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bubble column reactor comprising a column reactor having a sparger plate dividing the column reactor into a top reaction compartment and a bottom compartment, characterized in that an inlet and outlet line for introducing and disposing a flushing medium are connected to the bottom compartment; and an operation method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: LINDE AG ZENTRALE PATENTABTEILUNG, SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Publication number: 20090203947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for oligomerisation of ethylene to form linear alpha-olefins in an oligomerisation reactor in the presence of solvent and catalyst, wherein a reaction product containing unreacted ethylene and light linear alpha-olefins is discharged from the oligomerisation reactor and passed to at least one first direct cooling device for separating the reaction product into an ethylene rich gaseous fraction and a light linear alpha-olefins rich liquid fraction, wherein at least a portion of the light linear alpha-olefins rich liquid fraction is passed to a second cooling device for lowering the temperature thereof and is subsequently re-introduced into the first direct cooling device; and to a reactor system therefore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, Peter M. Fritz, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Bölt, Talal Ali, Fuad Mosa
  • Patent number: 7267809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a burner with a burner head (1) and a gas feed pipe (2) that is located in the burner head (1) and that is surrounded by an ring channel (3) for feed of another gas. In the gas feed pipe (2) and in the ring channel (3), there are means (10, 11) for producing a swirl of the gas flowing through the gas feed pipe (2) and that flowing through the ring channel (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: The Linde Group
    Inventors: Harald Ranke, Michael Heisel, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Hanno Tautz
  • Publication number: 20070166211
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the reactive conversion of gaseous streams at high temperatures in excess of 1000° C. Said device comprises a reaction chamber (8) with an inlet opening for the gaseous streams to be converted, in particular a burner head (2) and an outlet opening for the converted gaseous streams. In order to guarantee the highest possible conversion performance, the reaction chamber (8) has a narrow construction, extending longitudinally from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to form a controlled gaseous flow, thus preventing a circulatory flow in the reaction chamber (8). To achieve reaction conditions that are as adiabatic as possible, the reaction chamber (8) is thermally insulated with a layer (7) that has a porous foam and/or fibre structure. In the simplest embodiment, the reaction chamber (8) is cylindrical, thus achieving a tubular flow reactor construction for the entire device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Sebastian Muschelknautz, Harald Ranke, Hanno Tautz
  • Publication number: 20070092415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-temperature reactor whose high-temperature heat insulation (3) is made from a loosely layered insulating material. A longitudinal expansion gap (5) or a flexible insulating material for compensating for longitudinal expansions of the insulating material is provided at at least one end of the high-temperature reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Sebastian Muschelknautz
  • Publication number: 20060084332
    Abstract: A heat shield having a thermally conductive body. The material of the body is composed of a fibre composite material, preferably carbon fibre, glass fibre, glass-fibre-reinforced plastic and/or aramide, and layers of a heat-conductive metal. Cooling tubes may be applied to an outer surface of the body, incorporated into an outer fibre layer of the body, and/or formed directly within the outer fibre layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicants: Linde Aktiengesellschaft, MAN DWE GmbH, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Sebastian Muschelknautz, Heinz Posselt, Franz Leher, Georg Lehner, Michael Nagel, Felix Schauer
  • Publication number: 20040067461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a burner with a burner head (1) and a gas feed pipe (2) that is located in the burner head (1) and that is surrounded by an ring channel (3) for feed of another gas. In the gas feed pipe (2) and in the ring channel (3), there are means (10, 11) for producing a swirl of the gas flowing through the gas feed pipe (2) and that flowing through the ring channel (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Harald Ranke, Michael Heisel, Sebastian Muschelknautz, Hanno Tautz
  • Patent number: 5520714
    Abstract: A liquid seal for installation upstream of a flare stack or of a waste gas combustion installation to protect against flashback and to function as a pressure lock. During the operation of the seal, liquid is ejected upwardly from an inner annular chamber by a gas stream, and the ejected liquid is separated from the gas by a baffle plate and deflector arrangement so that the gas and liquid stream is directed downwardly, and a liquid film is formed which is broken down into individual streams by baffles. The gas escapes upwardly from the liquid seal in spaces between the streams of downwardly flowing liquid without entraining significant amounts of liquid. The downwardly directed liquid is collected in an outer annular chamber and flows into the inner annular chamber through a return opening to provide a constant circulation of liquid in the liquid seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Sebastian Muschelknautz