Patents by Inventor Stefan Mecking

Stefan Mecking 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: 10711016
    Abstract: The invention is directed to functionalized aluminum reagents of formula 1 where R is a linear or branched alkane group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Q is of formula 2 where R3 and R4 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R3 and R4 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stefan Mecking, Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Inigo Göttker-Schnetmann, Philip Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10703837
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a functionalized elastomer, comprising the step of polymerizing a conjugated diene monomer in the presence of a lanthanide-based coordination polymerization catalyst activated with a functionalized aluminum reagent of formula 1 where R is a linear or branched alkane group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Q is of formula 2 where R3 and R4 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R3 and R4 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Mecking, Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Inigo Göttker-Schnetmann, Philip Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20200087425
    Abstract: A catalyst for olefin polymerization containing at least one metal complex comprising at least one —SF5 group attached to a ligand bound to the metal. The invention further relates to catalyst, a process for making polyolefins and dispersions of UHMWPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolaas Hendrika Friederichs, Martin Alexander Zuideveld, Philip Kenyon, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 10472434
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stereoregular functionalized elastomer represented by poly(M1 co M2), wherein the functionalized elastomer comprises a microstructure selected from the group consisting of microstructures having at least 90 percent by weight of monomer residues in trans 1,4-configuration, and microstructures having at least 80 percent by weight of monomer residues in cis 1,4-configuration; wherein M1 is selected from the group consisting of isoprene and 1,3-butadiene; and M2 is of formula 4 wherein R6 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R7 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; X1 is selected from formulas 5 and 6 wherein R8 and R9 are independently trialkylsilyl, phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stefan Mecking, Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Hannes Leicht, Julia Bauer, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann
  • Patent number: 10301400
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a functionalized elastomer, comprising the step of polymerizing monomers comprising a conjugated diene monomer in the presence of a lathanide-based coordination polymerization catalyst activated with a magnesium compound of formula 1 where R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Q is of formula 2 or 3 where R2 is phenyl, or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms; where R3 and R4 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stefan Mecking, Margaret Flook Vielhaber, Hannes Leicht, Julia Katharina Bauer, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann
  • Publication number: 20190055334
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making an amine functionalized elastomer, comprising the steps of polymerizing at least one first monomer selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene and isoprene and a second monomer of formula I in the presence of a polymerization catalyst in a hydrocarbon solvent to form a first copolymer in solution; where R1 is phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R2 is methyl or ethyl; and mixing the first copolymer in solution with a protic solvent followed by stirring to convert the first copolymer to a second copolymer given by the formula poly(M1 co M2) wherein M1 is the first monomer and M2 is of formula II where R1 is as previously defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MECKING, Margaret Flook VIELHABER, Hannes LEICHT, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN
  • Publication number: 20190055332
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stereoregular functionalized elastomer represented by poly(M1 co M2), wherein the functionalized elastomer comprises a microstructure selected from the group consisting of microstructures having at least 90 percent by weight of monomer residues in trans 1,4-configuration, and microstructures having at least 80 percent by weight of monomer residues in cis 1,4-configuration; wherein M1 is selected from the group consisting of isoprene and 1,3-butadiene; and M2 is of formula 4 wherein R6 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R7 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; X1 is selected from formulas 5 and 6 wherein R8 and R9 are independently trialkylsilyl, phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MECKING, Margaret Flook VIELHABER, Hannes LEICHT, Julia BAUER, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN
  • Publication number: 20190055335
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to functionalized elastomer given by the formula poly(M1 co M2) wherein M1 is a first monomer selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene and isoprene and M2 is of formula II where R1 is phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MECKING, Margaret Flook VIELHABER, Hannes LEICHT, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN
  • Publication number: 20190055325
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a functionalized elastomer, comprising the step of polymerizing monomers comprising a conjugated diene monomer in the presence of a lanthanide-based coordination polymerization catalyst activated with a magnesium compound of formula 1 Q-R1—Mg—R1-Q??1 where R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Q is of formula 2 or 3 —S—R2??2 where R2 is phenyl, or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms; where R3 and R4 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan MECKING, Margaret Flook VIELHABER, Hannes LEICHT, Julia Katharina BAUER, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN
  • Patent number: 10087275
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of a monomer selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene and isoprene, and a monomer of formula I wherein R1 is phenylene, or a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or one of R2 and R3 is hydrogen and the other is phenyl or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen atom represent a nitrogen containing heterocyclic group containing from 4 to 12 carbon atoms; and R4 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 10081694
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of a first monomer and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, and styrene; and the second monomer is of formula I or V wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R4 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R5 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 9994663
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of a monomer selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene and isoprene, and a monomer of formula I wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R2 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and X is a sulfur atom or a structure of formula II or III, wherein when X is of formula III, the S atom of formula III is adjacent to the phenyl ring of formula I and the N atom of formula III is adjacent to R1
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 9988479
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of 1,3-butadiene or isoprene and a monomer of formula I or V wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; or R5 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 9969831
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of 1,3-butadiene or isoprene and a monomer of formula I or formula II where R1 is a covalent bond or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkanediyl; R2, R3, R4 are independently C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl or —OR6, where R6 is C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl, with the proviso that at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is —OR6, and where R5 is hydrogen or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Göttker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Publication number: 20170174811
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of a first monomer and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, and styrene; and the second monomer is of formula I or V wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R4 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R5 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan FLOOK, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN, Hannes LEICHT, Stefan MECKING
  • Patent number: 9580532
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a functionalized elastomer comprising the reaction product of Y and Z, wherein Y is a copolymer of a first monomer and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, and styrene; and the second monomer is selected from the group consisting of formula 1 and 2 wherein B is boron; O is oxygen; R1 and R2 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R3 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R4 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group; and Z is a compound of formula 3 where R5 is phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and Q is hydrogen, bromine, or a functional group comprising
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Patent number: 9574024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of making a functionalized elastomer, comprising the steps of: forming a copolymer Y by copolymerizing a first monomer and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, and styrene; the second monomer is selected from the group consisting of formula 1 or 2 wherein B is boron; O is oxygen; R1 and R2 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R3 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R4 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group; and reacting the copolymer Y with a compound Z to form the functionalized elastomer, wherein Z is a compound of formula 3 where R5 is phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Gottker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking
  • Publication number: 20160177012
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of 1,3-butadiene or isoprene and a monomer of formula I or V wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently linear or branched alkyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; or R5 is a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a bridging aromatic group. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Margaret McGUIGAN FLOOK, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN, Hannes LEICHT, Stefan MECKING
  • Publication number: 20160177010
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of a monomer selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene and isoprene, and a monomer of formula I wherein R1 is a covalent bond, phenylene, a linear or branched alkane diyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a combination of one or more phenylene groups and one or more linear or branched alkane diyl groups containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R2 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and X is a sulfur atom or a structure of formula II or III, wherein when X is of formula III, the S atom of formula III is adjacent to the phenyl ring of formula I and the N atom of formula III is adjacent to R1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Margaret McGUIGAN FLOOK, Inigo Gottker genannt SCHNETMANN, Hannes LEICHT, Stefan MECKING
  • Publication number: 20160177008
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a copolymer of 1,3-butadiene or isoprene and a monomer of formula I or formula II where R1 is a covalent bond or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkanediyl; R2, R3, R4 are independently C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl or —OR6, where R6 is C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl, with the proviso that at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is —OR6, and where R5 is hydrogen or C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl. The invention is further directed to a rubber composition including the copolymer, and a pneumatic tire containing the rubber composition. The invention is further directed to a method of making such a copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Margaret McGuigan Flook, Inigo Göttker genannt Schnetmann, Hannes Leicht, Stefan Mecking