Patents by Inventor Sven Wolfram

Sven Wolfram 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: 10626195
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to obtain an ethylene-based polymer in a plant, wherein the plant includes a reactor in fluid communication with a recycle connection, wherein the process includes a polymerization phase, a partial shutdown phase, and the steps of reducing the pressure in the reactor for entering into the partial shutdown phase from the polymerization phase; and increasing the pressure in the reactor for exiting from the partial shutdown phase and re-entering the polymerization phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Neumann, Sven Wolfram, Christoph Wolf, Juergen Mohrbutter, Dieter Littmann
  • Patent number: 10562986
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein the process comprises monitoring the surrounding of the production line with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture by an IR point detector arrangement of at least three groups of IR point detectors which are capable of detecting hydrocarbons and the groups of IR point detectors are operating according to a voting logic and starting automatically an emergency pressure release program when a group of IR point detectors of the IR point detector arrangement detects the presence of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190371561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a triggered fuse for low-voltage applications for protecting devices that can be connected to a power supply system, in particular surge protection devices, consisting of at least one fusible conductor which is located between two contacts and is arranged in a housing, and also consisting of a trigger device for controlled disconnection of the fusible conductor in the event of malfunctions or overload states of the respective connected device, wherein an arc quenching medium is introduced into the housing. By way of example, an arc quenching medium-free region is formed in the housing such that the at least one fusible conductor is exposed, and a mechanical disconnection element can be introduced into the arc quenching medium-free region via an access point in the housing in order to mechanically destroy the at least one fusible conductor depending on the trigger device, and independently of its melting integral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Arnd Ehrhardt, Peter Zahlmann, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190338053
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to obtain an ethylene-based polymer in a plant, wherein the plant includes a reactor in fluid communication with a recycle connection, wherein the process includes a polymerization phase, a partial shutdown phase, and the steps of reducing the pressure in the reactor for entering into the partial shutdown phase from the polymerization phase; and increasing the pressure in the reactor for exiting from the partial shutdown phase and re-entering the polymerization phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Erich NEUMANN, Sven WOLFRAM, Christoph WOLF, Juergen MOHRBUTTER, Dieter LITTMANN
  • Patent number: 10358510
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein at least one of a pre-heater or pre-cooler, a polymerization reactor or a post reactor cooler is composed of tubes of a length from 5 m to 25 m which are flanged together, either directly or via bends, and the flanges are covered by a chimney construction, and wherein air is conveyed through the chimney construction and the air exiting the chimney construction is monitored with respect to the hydrocarbons concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190177447
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein at least one of a pre-heater or pre-cooler, a polymerization reactor or a post reactor cooler is composed of tubes of a length from 5 m to 25 m which are flanged together, either directly or via bends, and the flanges are covered by a chimney construction, and wherein air is conveyed through the chimney construction and the air exiting the chimney construction is monitored with respect to the hydrocarbons concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190135950
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein the process comprises monitoring the surrounding of the production line with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture by an IR point detector arrangement of at least three groups of IR point detectors which are capable of detecting hydrocarbons and the groups of IR point detectors are operating according to a voting logic and starting automatically an emergency pressure release program when a group of IR point detectors of the IR point detector arrangement detects the presence of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Patent number: 9931608
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9908950
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is controlled by a pressure control valve at the outlet of the polymerization reactor, the process comprising continuously monitoring the pressure within the polymerization reactor, feeding a pressure signal to a controller for controlling the control valve and having the controller altering the opening of the pressure control valve to control the pressure within the polymerization reactor, wherein the controller starts an emergency shutdown program when the pressure control valve closes more than a preset threshold value and the pressure within the polymerization reactor decreases below a preset pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Wolfram, Andre-Armand Finette, Udo Backes, Andrei Gonioukh, Hicran Cabuk
  • Publication number: 20180030160
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is controlled by a pressure control valve at the outlet of the polymerization reactor, the process comprising continuously monitoring the pressure within the polymerization reactor, feeding a pressure signal to a controller for controlling the control valve and having the controller altering the opening of the pressure control valve to control the pressure within the polymerization reactor, wherein the controller starts an emergency shutdown program when the pressure control valve closes more than a preset threshold value and the pressure within the polymerization reactor decreases below a preset pressure threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Wolfram, Andre-Armand Finette, Udo Backes, Andrei Gonioukh, Hicran Cabuk
  • Publication number: 20170348658
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf