Patents by Inventor Thomas Busgen

Thomas Busgen 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: 11267192
    Abstract: A method for producing an object with layers of different materials in an additive manufacturing process comprises the following steps: •I) providing a construction material heated at least in part to a temperature above its glass transition temperature on a substrate, so that a layer of the construction material is obtained which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the object; •II) providing a construction material heated at least in part to a temperature above its glass transition temperature on a previously provided layer of the construction material, so that another layer of the construction material is obtained which corresponds to another selected cross section of the object and which is connected to the previously provided layer; •III) repeating step II) until the object is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Peter Reichert, Nicolas Degiorgio, Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer, Eckhard Wenz
  • Patent number: 11248998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the mechanical testing of a structure (1, 10) formed as one part, comprising the following steps: a) identifying a sub-element (2, 11) in the structure (1, 10) formed as one part for generating a test element (3, 3?) that is intended to undergo mechanical testing, wherein the sub-element (2, 11) only represents a portion of the structure (1, 10) formed as one part, b) determining the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11), c) generating the test element (3, 3?) on the basis of the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11) and at least in part or in full by way of a 3D printing process, d) carrying out at least one mechanical test on the test element (3, 3?) generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio
  • Patent number: 11192293
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a three dimensional structure, the process including the following steps a) applying of at least a first material M1 onto a substrate to build a first layer L1 on the substrate; b) layering of at least one further layer Ly of the first material M1 or of a further material Mx onto the first layer L1, wherein the at least one further layer Ly covers the first layer L1 and/or previous layer Ly-1 at least partially to build a precursor of the three dimensional structure; c) curing the precursor to achieve the three dimensional structure; wherein at least one of the materials M1 or Mx provides a Mooney viscosity of >10 ME at 60° C. and of <200 ME at 100° C. before curing. Also, a three dimensional structure is described which is available according to the process according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 11130278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a print head (100) for an additive fused deposition modelling method having a thermoplastic construction material, comprising:—at least one inlet (10) for receiving a construction material (11) into the print head;—at least one melt region, for melting the construction material (11), which is arranged downstream of the inlet (10) and is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the inlet (10); and—at least one first outlet (30) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20), for discharging melted construction material (12) out of the melt region (29) at a first discharge rate; wherein—the print head (100) also comprises at least one second outlet (40) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20) for discharging melted or non-melted construction material (11, 12) out of the melt region (20) at a second discharge rate; and—the first discharge rate can be influenced by a first discharge rate influencing device (50) for
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Levent Akbas, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Künzel
  • Publication number: 20210222752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a viscoelastic damping body (1, 20, 30), comprising at least one spring element (4) and at least one damping element coupled thereto, wherein the method is characterized in that the damping element and optionally also the spring element (4) are produced by means of a 3-D printing method. The invention further relates to a viscoelastic damping body (1, 20, 30) that is or can be produced according to such a method and to a volume body comprising or consisting of a plurality of such damping bodies (1, 20, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk ACHTEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Peter REICHERT
  • Publication number: 20210138720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing process, wherein the construction material comprises a plurality of thermoplastic polyurethane materials. The materials differ by at least one mechanical property such as the shore hardness or the elongation at break. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael KESSLER, Peter REICHERT, Roland WAGNER, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jonas KUENZEL, Ting LIU
  • Patent number: 10974498
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article, comprising the step of manufacturing the article via an additive fabrication process from a structural material, is notable in that the structural material comprises a polymer selected from the following group: (co)polycarbonates, polyesters, polyestercarbonates, polyformals, polyamides, polyethers, polyvinyl chloride, polymethyl (meth)acrylate, polystyrene or a combination of at least two thereof and an additive absorbing infrared radiation. The additive absorbing infrared radiation is selected for its chemical structure and its concentration in the structural material such that it reduces transmission by the structural material of light in the wavelength range between 600 nm and 1700 nm, determined on a sample 100 ?m thick, by ?2.5 percentage points relative to a structural material sample with a thickness of 100 ?m that does not contain the additive absorbing infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer
  • Publication number: 20210087324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from a construction material, the construction material comprising radically crosslinkable groups, NCO groups and groups having Zerewitinoff active H atoms, and the object being a three-dimensional object and/or a layer. During and/or after the production of the object, the construction material is heated to a temperature of >50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Christoph TOMCZYK, Jan WEIKARD, Frank RICHTER, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20210054125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from a precursor, comprising the steps: I) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a carrier so that a layer of a construction material connected to the carrier is obtained, said layer corresponding to a first selected cross-section of the precursor; II) depositing a radically cross-linked resin on a previously applied layer of the construction material so that an additional layer of the construction material is obtained, which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the precursor and which is connected to the previously applied layer; III) repeating step II) until the precursor is formed, wherein, at least in step II), the deposition of a radically cross-linked resin is carried out by allowing energy to act on a selected region of a radically cross-linkable resin, corresponding to the respectively selected cross-section of the object, wherein the radically cross-linkable resin has a viscosity (23° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas BÜSGEN, Florian GOLLING, Roland WAGNER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Jörge TILLACK, Christoph EGGERT, Hans-Josef LAAS, Florian STEMPFLE
  • Patent number: 10926459
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article comprises the steps of: applying a layer that consists of particles to a target area; allowing, in a chamber, energy to act on a selected portion of the layer, according to a cross-section of the article, so that the particles in the selected portion are bonded, and repeating the steps of applying and allowing energy to act for a plurality of layers so that the bonded portions of the adjacent layers are bonded to form the article, at least part of the particles comprising a fusible polymer. The fusible polymer has a fusion range (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at a heating rate of 5 K/min.) of ?20° C. to ?100° C. The fusible polymer further has a complex viscosity \?*\ (determined by viscosity measurement in the melt using a plate-plate oscillating viscometer according to ISO 6721-10 at 100° C. and a shear rate of 1/s) of ?10 Pas to ?1000000 Pas. Finally, the temperature inside the chamber is ?50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Dijkstra, Nicolas Degiorgio, Wolfgang Arndt, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Peter Reichert, Jörg Büchner
  • Patent number: 10806208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object, the outer surface of which has at least one surface section that is generated in that, by means of an additive production method (layer-building forming method), initially a surface section is produced on a flat base plate (5) in two-dimensional form, comprising the following steps: I) applying at least one curable polymer or curable reaction resin with a respective elastic modulus according to DIN 53504 (effective: 18 Apr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Thomas Michaelis, Maria Elisabeth Beenen-Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20200309656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the mechanical testing of a structure (1, 10) formed as one part, comprising the following steps: a) identifying a sub-element (2, 11) in the structure (1, 10) formed as one part for generating a test element (3, 3?) that is intended to undergo mechanical testing, wherein the sub-element (2, 11) only represents a portion of the structure (1, 10) formed as one part, b) determining the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11), c) generating the test element (3, 3?) on the basis of the spatial-geometrical structure of the sub-element (2, 11) and at least in part or in full by way of a 3D printing process, d) carrying out at least one mechanical test on the test element (3, 3?) generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Covestro Deutschland AG, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk DIJKSTRA, Nicolas DEGIORGIO
  • Publication number: 20200190245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Jöng TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20200047410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object according to an additive production process from a construction material, wherein the construction material comprises a mixture of a plurality of powdery thermoplastic materials which are different from one another due to at least one mechanical property and at least one thermoplastic material is a thermoplastic polyurethane material. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Bettina METTMANN, Michael KESSLER, Peter REICHERT, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20200009769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object comprising the the following steps: producing a shell, which surrounds a volume for holding a fluid, by means of an additive manufacturing method from a construction material; providing a reaction mixture comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component in the volume and allowing the reaction mixture to react in the volume such that a polymer present at least partly in the volume is obtained. The reaction mixture has a setting time of ?2 minutes. An object that can be obtained by means of a method according to the invention comprises a shell, which defines a volume located within the shell, and a foam, which completely or partly fills the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Levent AKBAS, Bettina MEIER, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Rolf ALBACH
  • Publication number: 20190375150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a print head (100) for an additive fused deposition modelling method having a thermoplastic construction material, comprising:—at least one inlet (10) for receiving a construction material (11) into the print head;—at least one melt region, for melting the construction material (11), which is arranged downstream of the inlet (10) and is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the inlet (10); and—at least one first outlet (30) that is fludicially connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20), for discharging melted construction material (12) out of the melt region (29) at a first discharge rate; wherein—the print head (100) also comprises at least one second outlet (40) that is fluidically connected, at least temporarily, to the melt region (20) for discharging melted or non-melted construction material (11, 12) out of the melt region (20) at a second discharge rate; and—the first discharge rate can be influenced by a first discharge rate influencing device (50) for
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Levent AKBAS, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Jonas KÜNZEL
  • Publication number: 20190375153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an at least partially coated object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing method, the construction material comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane material. Following the production of the object, the method comprises the step of at least partially bringing a preparation into contact with the object, the preparation being selected from: an aqueous polyurethane dispersion; an aqueous dispersion of a polymer comprising OH groups, this dispersion also containing a compound comprising NCO groups; an aqueous preparation of a compound containing NCO groups, but not containing any polymers comprising OH groups; or a combination of at least two thereof. The invention also relates to an at least partially coated object that was obtained by a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Thomas MICHAELIS, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Publication number: 20190367666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jörg TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20190366621
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object by means of a fused deposition modeling method (FDM), from a construction material, wherein the construction material comprises a polycarbonate and a di-glycerol ester. The invention also relates to the use of a polycarbonate with improved flowability comprising a diglycerol as construction material in an additive fused deposition modeling method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BUSGEN, Rolf WEHRMANN, Helmut Werner HEUER
  • Publication number: 20190367665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compositions which contain components that can be crosslinked both via isocyanurate bonds and by a radical reaction mechanism. The invention further relates to methods by way of which polymers can be produced from said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Paul HEINZ, Richard MEISENHEIMER, Jörg TILLACK, Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Michael LUDEWIG, Christoph TOMCZYK, Roland WAGNER, Alisa KAYSER