Patents by Inventor Simon Schroedle

Simon Schroedle 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: 20220194814
    Abstract: Process for precipitating a mixed hydroxide of TM wherein TM comprises Ni and at least one of Co and Mn and, optionally, Al, Mg, Zr or Ti, from an aqueous solution of salts of such transition metals or of Al or of Mg, wherein such process is carried out in a stirred vessel and comprises the step of introducing an aqueous solution of alkali metal hydroxide and an aqueous solution of transition metal salts through at least two inlets into said stirred vessel wherein the distance of the locations of introduction of salts of TM and of alkali metal hydroxide is equal or less than 6 times the hydraulic diameter of the tip of the inlet pipe of the alkali metal hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Thorsten BEIERLING, Simon SCHROEDLE, James SIOSS, Daniela PFISTER, KALO Benedikt, Christoph ERK, Brandon LONG, Christian RIEMANN, Christine AMMONS, Yohko TOMOTA, Phil Jack HOLZMEISTER
  • Patent number: 10882878
    Abstract: A process for preparing transition metal carbonates with a mean particle diameter in the range from 6 to 19 ?m (D50), which comprises combining, in a stirred vessel, at least one solution of at least one transition metal salt with at least one solution of at least one alkali metal carbonate or alkali metal hydrogencarbonate to prepare an aqueous suspension of transition metal carbonate, and, in at least one further compartment, continuously introducing a mechanical power in the range from 50 to 10 000 W/l in a proportion of the suspension in each case, based on the proportion of the suspension, and then recycling the proportion into the stirred vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Schulz-Dobrick, Simon Schroedle
  • Patent number: 10707486
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a process for making a particulate material according to the general formula (I): NiaCObMncMd(O)x(OH)y, wherein M is selected from Al and Ti, x is in the range of from 0.01 to 0.9, y is in the range of from 1.1 to 1.99, a is in the range of from 0.3 to 0.85, b is in the range of from 0.05 to 0.4, c is in the range of from 0.1 to 0.5, d is in the range of from 0.001 to 0.03, with a+b+c+d=1 said process comprising the following steps: (a) providing an aqueous slurry of particles of aluminum hydroxide or titanium dioxide, (b) adding an aqueous solution of water-soluble salts of nickel, cobalt and manganese and a solution of alkali metal hydroxide to the slurry according to step (a), thereby co-precipitating a layer of a mixed hydroxide of nickel and cobalt and manganese hydroxide on the particles according to step (a), (c) removing particles of (NiaCObMncAld)(OH)2+d or (NiaCObMncTid)(OH)2+2d so obtained and drying them in the presence of oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Thomas Michael Ryll, Aleksei Volkov, Ji-Yong Shin, Jordan K. Lampert
  • Publication number: 20200203719
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a process for making a lithiated transition metal oxide, said process comprising the following steps: (a) providing a precursor selected from mixed oxides, hydroxides, oxyhydroxides, and carbonates of nickel and at least one transition metal selected from manganese and cobalt, wherein at least 45 mole-% of the cations of the precursor are Ni cations, (b) mixing said precursor with at least one lithium salt selected from LiOH, Li2O, Li2CO3, and LiNO3, thereby obtaining a mixture, (c) adding at least one phosphorus compound of general formula (I) XyH3-yPO4??(I) wherein X is selected from NH4 and Li, y is 1 or 2, to the mixture obtained in step (b), wherein steps (b) and (c) may be performed consecutively or simultaneously, (d) treating the mixture so obtained at a temperature in the range of from 650 to 950° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Aleksei VOLKOV, Martin SCHULZ-DOBRICK, Simon SCHROEDLE, Jordan LAMPERT
  • Publication number: 20190127408
    Abstract: A process for preparing transition metal carbonates with a mean particle diameter in the range from 6 to 19 ?m (D50), which comprises combining, in a stirred vessel, at least one solution of at least one transition metal salt with at least one solution of at least one alkali metal carbonate or alkali metal hydrogencarbonate to prepare an aqueous suspension of transition metal carbonate, and, in at least one further compartment, continuously introducing a mechanical power in the range from 50 to 10 000 W/l in a proportion of the suspension in each case, based on the proportion of the suspension, and then recycling the proportion into the stirred vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin SCHULZ-DOBRICK, Simon SCHROEDLE
  • Publication number: 20180358615
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a process for making a particulate material according to the general formula (I): NiaCObMncMd(O)x(OH)y, wherein M is selected from Al and Ti, x is in the range of from 0.01 to 0.9, y is in the range of from 1.1 to 1.99, a is in the range of from 0.3 to 0.85, b is in the range of from 0.05 to 0.4, c is in the range of from 0.1 to 0.5, d is in the range of from 0.001 to 0.03, with a+b+c+d=1 said process comprising the following steps: (a) providing an aqueous slurry of particles of aluminum hydroxide or titanium dioxide, (b) adding an aqueous solution of water-soluble salts of nickel, cobalt and manganese and a solution of alkali metal hydroxide to the slurry according to step (a), thereby co-precipitating a layer of a mixed hydroxide of nickel and cobalt and manganese hydroxide on the particles according to step (a), (c) removing particles of (NiaCObMncAld)(OH)2+d or (NiaCObMncTid)(OH)2+2d so obtained and drying them in the presence of oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon SCHROEDLE, Thomas Michael RYLL, Aleksei VOLKOV, Ji-Yong SHIN, Jordan K. LAMPERT
  • Patent number: 10069144
    Abstract: Spherical particles of transition metal carbonates, transition metal hydroxides or transition metal carbonate hydroxides comprising cations of at least two transition metals selected from nickel, cobalt, manganese, titanium, vanadium, chromium and iron, wherein the concentration of at least one of the transition metal cations, plotted against the radius of the particle in question, has at least one relative extreme value which is neither in the center nor at the edge of the particle in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Martin Schulz-Dobrick
  • Patent number: 10059602
    Abstract: Process for producing a suspension by precipitation of a solid from a solution, wherein at least two solutions of salts are combined with one another in a stirred vessel so as to form a sparingly soluble solid, where portions of suspension are taken off continuously or discontinuously, the portions taken off in this way are processed in a combination of two separation apparatuses, where gas is separated off in a first separation apparatus which is selected from liquid-gaseous separation apparatuses, and mother liquor is separated off from precipitated sparingly soluble solid in a second separation apparatus selected from solid-liquid separation apparatuses, and the mother liquor is taken off, and the solid which has been separated off or enriched in this way is returned to the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Simon Schroedle
  • Patent number: 9865865
    Abstract: Process for producing cathodes Process for producing cathodes comprising a cathode material comprising (A) at least one lithiated transition metal mixed oxide, (B) carbon in an electrically conductive modification, (C) at least one binder, and also (D) at least one film, wherein (a) a mixture comprising lithiated transition metal mixed oxide (A), carbon (B) and binder (C) is applied to film (D), (b) dried, (c) compacted to such an extent that the cathode material has a density of at least 1.8 g/cm3 to obtain a compacted blank and (d) after compaction as per (c) thermally treated at a temperature in the range from 35° C. below the melting point or the softening point of binder (C) to a maximum of 5° C. below the melting point or the softening point of binder (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Martin Schulz-Dobrick
  • Publication number: 20170338469
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a process for making a lithiated transition metal oxide, said process comprising the following steps: (a) providing a precursor selected from mixed oxides, hydroxides, oxyhydroxides, and carbonates of nickel and at least one transition metal selected from manganese and cobalt, wherein at least 45 mole-% of the cations of the precursor are Ni cations, (b) mixing said precursor with at least one lithium salt selected from LiOH, Li2O, Li2CO3, and LiNO3, thereby obtaining a mixture, (c) adding at least one phosphorus compound of general formula (I) XyH3?yPO4 (I) wherein X is selected from NH4 and Li, y is 1 or 2, to the mixture obtained in step (b), wherein steps (b) and (c) may be performed consecutively or simultaneously, treating the mixture so obtained at a temperature in the range of from 650 to 950° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Aleksei VOLKOV, Martin SCHULZ-DOBRICK, Simon SCHROEDLE, Jordan LAMPERT
  • Patent number: 9799880
    Abstract: Spherical particles comprising (A) at least one mixed transition metal hydroxide or mixed transition metal carbonate of at least 3 different transition metals selected from nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron, chromium and vanadium, (B) at least one fluoride, oxide or hydroxide of Ba, Al, Zr or Ti, where the transition metals in transition metal hydroxide (A) or transition metal carbonate (A) are predominantly in the +2 oxidation state, where fluoride (B) or oxide (B) or hydroxide (B) is present to an extent of at least 75% in an outer shell of the spherical particles in the form of domains and is encased to an extent of at least 90% by transition metal hydroxide (A) or transition metal carbonate (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Martin Schulz-Dobrick
  • Patent number: 9774057
    Abstract: A mixture useful as an electrolyte in lithium ion batteries and use thereof are provided. Lithium ion batteries with good performance, especially good cyclability after prolonged operation are obtained. The mixture contains an aprotic organic solvent, a cyclic compound containing C1-C10-alkyl, C1-C10-alkoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl or C6-C14-aryl, water, optionally an additive and a lithium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Jordan Keith Lampert, Martin Schulz-Dobrick, Itamar Michael Malkowsky, Arnd Garsuch, Klaus Leitner, Olaf Kutzki
  • Patent number: 9630842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing transition metal hydroxides with a mean particle diameter in the range from 6 to 12 ?m (D50), which comprises combining, in a stirred vessel, at least one solution of at least one transition metal salt with at least one solution of at least one alkali metal hydroxide to prepare an aqueous suspension of transition metal hydroxide, and, in at least one further compartment, continuously introducing a mechanical power in the range from 50 to 10 000 W/l in a proportion of the suspension in each case, based on the proportion of the suspension, and then recycling the proportion into the stirred vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Krippels, Simon Schroedle
  • Publication number: 20170069911
    Abstract: Process for making a fluorinated lithiated transition metal oxide, comprising the step of treating a lithiated transition metal oxide containing at least two different transition metal cations and, as an impurity, at least one lithium compound selected from lithium hydroxide, lithium oxide and lithium carbonate and from combinations of at least two thereof, with at least one fluorine compound selected from HF, NH4F and (NH4)3AlF6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Aleksei VOLKOV, Bernhard MIENTUS, Simon SCHROEDLE, Jordan Keith LAMPERT
  • Patent number: 9416023
    Abstract: Process for preparing an aqueous cobalt sulfate solution having a pH of at least 4, wherein (a) metallic cobalt is dissolved in aqueous sulfuric acid in an atmosphere of low-oxygen air, of hydrogen or of inert gas and (b) the resulting acidic cobalt sulfate solution is treated with oxygen, oxygen-comprising gas or with a substance which can release oxygen in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Oliver Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160126548
    Abstract: Spherical particles comprising a lithiated mixed transition metal oxide comprising nickel, cobalt and manganese and optionally at least one further transition metal, each in cationic form, wherein the carbonate content, calculated as Li2CO3, is in the range from 0.01 to 0.3% by weight, based on overall particles, and the proportion of nickel, plotted against the radius of the particles in question, in the outer region of the particles is at least 10 mol % below the proportion in the core, and the manganese content, plotted against the radius of the particles in question, in the outer region of the particles is at least 10 mol % above the proportion in the core, and where mol % are based on the total transition metal content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon SCHROEDLE, Oliver WAGNER, Kai DOERING, Aleksei VOLKOV
  • Publication number: 20160118662
    Abstract: Spherical particles of transition metal carbonates, transition metal hydroxides or transition metal carbonate hydroxides comprising cations of at least two transition metals selected from nickel, cobalt, manganese, titanium, vanadium, chromium and iron, wherein the concentration of at least one of the transition metal cations, plotted against the radius of the particle in question, has at least one relative extreme value which is neither in the center nor at the edge of the particle in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon SCHROEDLE, Martin SCHULZ-DOBRICK
  • Publication number: 20160115043
    Abstract: Process for producing a suspension by precipitation of a solid from a solution, wherein at least two solutions of salts are combined with one another in a stirred vessel so as to form a sparingly soluble solid, where portions of suspension are taken off continuously or discontinuously, the portions taken off in this way are processed in a combination of two separation apparatuses, where gas is separated off in a first separation apparatus which is selected from liquid-gaseous separation apparatuses, and mother liquor is separated off from precipitated sparingly soluble solid in a second separation apparatus selected from solid-liquid separation apparatuses, and the mother liquor is taken off, and the solid which has been separated off or enriched in this way is returned to the reaction mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Simon SCHROEDLE
  • Patent number: 9321656
    Abstract: Process for preparing an aqueous cobalt sulfate solution having a pH in the range from 5 to 8, wherein (a) metallic cobalt is dissolved in aqueous sulfuric acid in an atmosphere of low-oxygen air, of hydrogen or of inert gas and (b) the resulting acidic cobalt sulfate solution is purified in an ion exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Schroedle, Peter Dransfeld, Gabriele Iffland, Ralf Boehling
  • Publication number: 20160093881
    Abstract: Spherical particles comprising (A) at least one mixed transition metal hydroxide or mixed transition metal carbonate of at least 3 different transition metals selected from nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron, chromium and vanadium, (B) at least one fluoride, oxide or hydroxide of Ba, Al, Zr or Ti, where the transition metals in transition metal hydroxide (A) or transition metal carbonate (A) are predominantly in the +2 oxidation state, where fluoride (B) or oxide (B) or hydroxide (B) is present to an extent of at least 75% in an outer shell of the spherical particles in the form of domains and is encased to an extent of at least 90% by transition metal hydroxide (A) or transition metal carbonate (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon SCHROEDLE, Martin SCHULZ-DOBRICK