Patents by Inventor Thomas Ernst

Thomas Ernst 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: 11326018
    Abstract: A method for the production of polyoxazolidinone compounds, comprising the step of reacting an isocyanate compound (A) with an epoxide compound (B) in the presence of a catalyst (C), wherein the isocyanate compound (A) comprises a isocyanate compound (A1) wherein the a isocyanate compound (A1) comprising at least two isocyanate groups (I1?2), preferred two isocyanate groups (I1=2), wherein the epoxide compound (B) comprises a epoxide compound (B1) and an epoxide compound (B2), wherein the epoxide compound (B2) is different from the epoxide compound (B1) wherein the epoxide compound (B1) comprising at least two terminal epoxide groups (F1?2), preferred two terminal epoxide groups (F1=2), linked together by a linking group (L1) and the epoxide compound (B2) comprising at least two terminal epoxide groups (F2?2)), preferred two terminal epoxide groups (F2=2), linked together by a linking group (L2), wherein the linking group (L2) comprises acyclic and covalent bonds to each other free of conjugated multiple bond
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Anna Weber, Claudine Rangheard, Michael Kessler, Walter Leitner, Christoph Gürtler, Carsten Koopmans, Thomas Ernst Müller
  • Patent number: 11319398
    Abstract: Method for the production of polyoxazolidinone compounds, comprising the reaction of at least one biscarbamate compound (A) with at least one bisepoxide compound (B) in the presence of at least one base (D), at least one Lewis acid catalyst (E), and optionally at least one compound (C), wherein the compound (C) comprising a mono-carbamate group, a mono-isocyanate group and/or a mono-epoxide group, and wherein the base (D) having a pKb-value of ?9. The invention is also related to the resulting polyoxazolidinone compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Carsten Koopmans, Volker Marker, Claudine Rangheard, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20210363298
    Abstract: A method for separating a double metal cyanide catalyst (DMC catalyst) from polyol, comprising: A) initially charging a polyol comprising DMC catalyst, an alcohol, and optionally a filtration aid into a reactor, the mixture being heated, B) filtering the mixture from step A), and C) optionally separating the alcohol from the filtrate of step B), wherein in step A), as the alcohol, 4% by weight to 12% by weight of ethanol, based on 100% by weight of polyol, without a chelating agent is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Michael Pohl
  • Patent number: 11149145
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel macromers containing dithiocarbonate (or xanthate) groups, novel preformed stabilizers comprising macromers, and novel polymer polyols comprising the novel macromers and/or novel preformed stabilizers. This invention also relates to processes for the preparation of these materials. Other aspects of this invention include foams comprising the novel polymer polyols and a process for preparing foam comprising the novel polymer polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 11145549
    Abstract: Production of a transistor, the channel structure of which comprises at least one finned channel structure, the method comprising: forming, from a substrate (1), a molding block (3), forming, on the molding block, a thin layer (7) made from a given semiconductor or semi-metallic material, and consisting of one to ten atomic or molecular monolayers of two-dimensional crystal, withdrawing the molding block while retaining a portion (7a) of the thin layer extending against a lateral face of the molding block, said retained portion (7a) forming a fin that is capable of forming a channel structure of the transistor, producing a coating gate electrode against said fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Thomas Alava, Thomas Ernst, Zheng Han
  • Publication number: 20210292478
    Abstract: Provided herein is a process for preparing a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, in which a polyoxyalkylene polyol having unsaturated groups is reacted with a heterocyclic compound. Also provided herein is a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, a method of crosslinking a heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, a crosslinked, heterocycle-functional polyoxyalkylene polyol, and related processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Daniela Cozzula, Burkhard Köhler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Piotr Putaj, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Volker Marker
  • Publication number: 20210284785
    Abstract: A method for the production of polyoxazolidinone compounds, comprising the step of reacting an isocyanate compound (A) with an epoxide compound (B) in the presence of a catalyst (C), wherein the isocyanate compound (A) comprises a isocyanate compound (A1) wherein the a isocyanate compound (A1) comprising at least two isocyanate groups (I1?2), preferred two isocyanate groups (I1=2), wherein the epoxide compound (B) comprises a epoxide compound (B1) and an epoxide compound (B2), wherein the epoxide compound (B2) is different from the epoxide compound (B1) wherein the epoxide compound (B1) comprising at least two terminal epoxide groups (F1?2), preferred two terminal epoxide groups (F1=2), linked together by a linking group (L1) and the epoxide compound (B2) comprising at least two terminal epoxide groups (F2?2)), preferred two terminal epoxide groups (F2=2), linked together by a linking group (L2), wherein the linking group (L2) comprises acyclic and covalent bonds to each other free of conjugated multiple bond
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Anna WEBER, Claudine RANGHEARD, Michael KESSLER, Walter LEITNER, Christoph GÜRTLER, Carsten KOOPMANS, Thomas Ernst MÜLLER
  • Patent number: 11098154
    Abstract: A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyethercarbonate polyol, comprising reacting a polyethercarbonate polyol having unsaturated groups with a phosphorus-functional compound of formula (Ia): wherein X=O or S; and wherein R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 alkoxy, C1-C22 alkylsulfanyl, C6-C70 aryl, C6-C70 aryloxy, C6-C70 arylsulfanyl, C7-C70 aralkyl, C7-C70 aralkyloxy, C7-C70 aralkylsulfanyl, C7-C70 alkylaryl, C7-C70 alkylaryloxy, C7-C70 alkylarylsulfanyl, or wherein R1 and R2 are bridged to one another directly and/or via heteroatoms and are selected from the group consisting of C1-C22 alkylene, oxygen, sulfur, and NR5, wherein R5 is hydrogen, C1-C22 alkyl, C1-C22 acyl, C7-C22 aralkyl, or C6-C70 aryl radical. A process for preparing a phosphorus-functional polyurethane polymer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Kai Laemmerhold, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 11098153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a prepolymer that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds, a polyol component A) being reacted with component B) that contains isocyanate groups and the polyol component comprising a polyether carbonate polyol that contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler
  • Patent number: 11091589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymer by reacting a polyether carbonate polyol which contains carbon-carbon double bonds with a polysiloxane compound in the presence of a suitable catalyst. Suitable polysiloxane compounds have at least two Si—H bonds. This invention also relates to organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymers which are formed by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rene Boltersdorf, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Carsten Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20210230361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymer by reacting a polyether carbonate polyol which contains carbon-carbon double bonds with a polysiloxane compound in the presence of a suitable catalyst. Suitable polysiloxane compounds have at least two Si—H bonds. This invention also relates to organooxysilyl-crosslinked polymers which are formed by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rene Boltersdorf, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Carsten Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20210163681
    Abstract: A process for preparing polyether thiocarbonate polyols comprising the step of reacting carbon disulfide and at least one alkylene oxide in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst and at least one H-functional starter compound, wherein before first contact with carbon disulfide the double metal cyanide catalyst has previously been contacted with at least one alkylene oxide the the invention likewise relates to a polyol obtainable by the process according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst MUELLER, Christoph GÜRTLER, Muhammad Afzal SUBHANI, Fatemeh EBRAHIMI, Walter LEITNER
  • Patent number: 11023591
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a plurality of subsystems, a plurality of local security controllers, and a central security controller. Each subsystem of the plurality of subsystems has a security component for providing a security function. A local security controller corresponds to each one of the subsystems. Each local security controller ensures compliance of the security component with local security policies of the subsystem to which the local security controller corresponds. The central security controller is coupled to the local security controller of each of the plurality of subsystems. The central security controller ensures data processing system compliance with system wide security policies. In the event of a detected security violation, the local security controller may respond automatically, without involvement of the central security controller. A method for securing the data processing system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Lawrence Loren Case, Mark Norman Fullerton, Thomas Ernst Friedrich Wille, Sebastian Stappert
  • Publication number: 20210147623
    Abstract: A process for preparing halogen-containing polyoxyalkylenepolyols, comprising the step of reacting an alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide in the presence of an H-functional starter compound and of a double metal cyanide catalyst, wherein the reaction is also conducted in the presence of an ?,?-epoxy-?-haloalkane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Daniela Cozzula, Burkhard Köhler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20210130527
    Abstract: Method for the production of polyoxazolidinone compounds, comprising the reaction of at least one biscarbamate compound (A) with at least one bisepoxide compound (B) in the presence of at least one base (D), at least one Lewis acid catalyst (E), and optionally at least one compound (C), wherein the compound (C) comprising a mono-carbamate group, a mono-isocyanate group and/or a mono-epoxide group, and wherein the base (D) having a pKb-value of ?9. The invention is also related to the resulting polyoxazolidinone compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst MÜLLER, Christoph GÜRTLER, Carsten KOOPMANS, Volker MARKER, Claudine RANGHEARD, Walter LEITNER
  • Publication number: 20210061951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a polymer which contains organooxysilyl end groups. The method first has the step of reacting a polyoxyalkylene polyol which contains carbon-carbon multiple bonds with a organooxysilyl compound of the formula Si(X)n(R)4-n in the presence of a catslyst, wherein X independently of one another represents C1-C8-alkoxy, C7-C20-aralkoxy, C6-C14-aroxy, C7-C20-alkylaroxy, C1-C20-acyloxy; R independently of one another represents a saturated or unsaturated C1-C22-alkyl, C6-C14-aryl, C7-C14-aralkyl, C7-C14-alkylaryl; and n is 2, 3, or 4. The invention additionally relates to a method for producing an elastomer precursor from the polymer which contains organooxysilyl end groups and to products which can be obtained using said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Rakibul Kabir, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10858310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an isocyanate, wherein a carbamate or thiolcarbomate is converted, in the presence of a catalyst, with separation of an alcohol or thioalcohol, at a temperature of at least 150° C., to the corresponding isocyanate, wherein a compound of the general formula (X)(Y)(Z—H) is used as a catalyst, in particular characterized in that the compound has both a proton donor function and a proton acceptor function. In the catalysts according to the invention, a separable proton is bound to a heteroatom, which is more electronegative than carbon. Said heteroatom is either identical to Z or a component thereof. In the catalysts according to the invention, there is additionally a proton acceptor function which is either identical to X or a component thereof. According to the invention, the proton donator and proton acceptor function are connected to each other by the bridge Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Coverstro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Daniela Cozzula, Andreas Ernst, Matthias Leven, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Stefan Wershofen, Gernot Jaeger, Franz Beggel, Jens Langanke
  • Publication number: 20200377652
    Abstract: A method for preparing polyoxyalkylene monomers, comprising the step of the reaction of one or more H-functional starter substance(s), one or more alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide in the presence of a DMC catalyst is characterized in that at least one of the H-functional starter substance(s) comprises a carbon-carbon double bond, wherein the carbon-carbon double bond is part of a cyclic structure. The macromonomers obtained can be used in a method for preparing polyoxyalkylene brush polymers, wherein this method comprises the step of the reaction with an olefin metathesis catalyst. The polyoxyalkylene brush polymers obtained may subsequently be crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20200361856
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an isocyanate, wherein a carbamate or thiolcarbomate is converted, in the presence of a catalyst, with separation of an alcohol or thioalcohol, at a temperature of at least 150° C., to the corresponding isocyanate, wherein a compound of the general formula (X)(Y)(Z—H) is used as a catalyst, in particular characterized in that the compound has both a proton donor function and a proton acceptor function. In the catalysts according to the invention, a separable proton is bound to a heteroatom, which is more electronegative than carbon. Said heteroatom is either identical to Z or a component thereof. In the catalysts according to the invention, there is additionally a proton acceptor function which is either identical to X or a component thereof. According to the invention, the proton donator and proton acceptor function are connected to each other by the bridge Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Daniela Cozzula, Andreas Ernst, Matthias Leven, Walter Leitner, Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Stefan Wershofen, Gernot Jaeger, Franz Beggel, Jens Langanke
  • Publication number: 20200362090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a polyurethane polymer, comprising the step of reacting a polyol component with a polyisocyanate component, the polyol component comprising an oxymethylene polyol. The ratio of the polyol component to the polyisocyanate component is selected such that the polyurethane polymer obtained by the reaction has a content of oxymethylene groups from the oxymethylene polyol of ?11 wt. % to ?50 wt. %, preferably ?11 wt. % to ?45 wt. %, and the content of oxymethylene groups from the oxymethylene polyol is defined by means of proton resonance spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph GÜRTLER, Volker MARKER, Thomas Ernst MÜLLER, Matthias LEVEN, Claudia BIZZARRI, Walter LEITNER