Patents by Inventor Thomas Gkourmpis

Thomas Gkourmpis 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: 20220204734
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymer composition comprising (i) an LDPE; (ii) a polypropylene; (iii) polyolefin (A) comprising epoxy groups; and (iii) polyolefin (B) comprising carboxylic acid groups and/or precursor thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Per-Ola HAGSTRAND, Thomas GKOURMPIS, Oscar PRIETO, Denis YALALOV, Christian MÜLLER, Yingwei OUYANG
  • Publication number: 20210206951
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymer composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE); polypropylene (PP) and a compatibiliser. The invention also relates to cables comprising said polymer composition and the use of the polymer composition in the manufacture of an insulation layer of cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Per-Ola HAGSTRAND, Thomas GKOURMPIS
  • Patent number: 10886034
    Abstract: A cable having one or more conductors surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order. The insulation layer has at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition having 80.0 to 99.9 wt % of an LDPE homopolymer or copolymer; and 0.1 to 20.0 wt % of: an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene having a Mw of at least 1,000,000; or a single site catalysed medium density polyethylene (MDPE) having a density of 925 to 940 kg/m3 or a single site catalysed linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 910 to 925 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Villgot Englund, Johan Andersson, Virginie Eriksson, Annika Smedberg, Ulf Nilsson, Karl Nielsen, Thomas Gkourmpis, Antonios Gitsas, Mattias Andersson, Christian Müller
  • Patent number: 10745498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low density polyethylene having a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 4.0 g/10 min, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa and a vinylidene content which is at least 24/100 k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection moulding article, blow moulding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg, Gabriel Ruess
  • Patent number: 10679768
    Abstract: A cable having one or more conductors surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein the insulation layer is not crosslinked and has at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition having: (I) 85.0 to 99.5 wt % of an LDPE; and (II) 0.5 to 15.0 wt % of an HDPE having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 or 1.5 to 15.0 wt % of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene having a Mw of at least 1,000,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Villgot Englund, Thomas Gkourmpis, Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Christian Müller
  • Patent number: 10679769
    Abstract: A cable comprising a conductor surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein the insulation layer is not crosslinked or is cross-linked and comprises at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition comprising: (I) 95.5 to 99.9 wt % of an LDPE; and (II) 0.1 to 4.5 wt % of an HDPE having a density of at least 940 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Thomas Gkourmpis, Antonios Gitsas, Villgot Englund, Ulf Nilsson, Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Christian Müller
  • Publication number: 20190348191
    Abstract: A cable comprising one or more conductors surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein said insulation layer comprises an LDPE homopolymer or copolymer having a density of 927 to 940 kg/m3 and wherein the conductivity of the LDPE is 5.0 fS/m or less when measured according to DC conductivity method as described under “Determination Methods”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Thomas Gkourmpis
  • Publication number: 20190326033
    Abstract: A cable comprising one or more conductors surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein said insulation layer comprises at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition comprising (I) 80.0 to 99.9 wt % of an LDPE homopolymer or copolymer; and (II) 0.1 to 20.0 wt % of: (i) an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene having a Mw of at least 1,000,000; or (ii) a single site catalysed medium density polyethylene (MDPE) having a density of 925 to 940 kg/m3 or a single site catalysed linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 910 to 925 kg/m3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Villgot Englund, Johan Andersson, Virginie Eriksson, Annika Smedberg, Ulf Nilsson, Karl Nielsen, Thomas Gkourmpis, Antonios Gitsas, Mattias Andersson, Christian Müller
  • Publication number: 20190237213
    Abstract: A cable comprising one or more conductors surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein the insulation layer is not crosslinked and comprises at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition comprising: (I) 85.0 to 99.5 wt % of an LDPE; and (II) 0.5 to 15.0 wt % of an HDPE having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 or 1.5 to 15.0 wt % of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene having a Mw of at least 1,000,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Villgot Englund, Thomas Gkourmpis, Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Christian Müller
  • Publication number: 20190233627
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymer composition comprising a) a low density polyethylene (LDPE); and b) a conjugated aromatic polymer. The invention also relates to cables comprising said polymer composition and the use of the polymer composition in the manufacture of an insulation layer of cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Thomas Gkourmpis, Antonios Gitsas, Mattias Andersson, Christian Müller
  • Publication number: 20190206588
    Abstract: A cable comprising a conductor surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein the insulation layer is not crosslinked or is cross-linked and comprises at least 90 wt % of a polymer composition, said polymer composition comprising: (I) 95.5 to 99.9 wt % of an LDPE; and (II) 0.1 to 4.5 wt % of an HDPE having a density of at least 940 kg/m3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Thomas Gkourmpis, Antonios Gitsas, Villgot Englund, Ulf Nilsson, Mattias Andersson, Jonna Hynynen, Christian Müller
  • Patent number: 10144789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is 15 or less, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) which is between 192000 and 250000 g/mol and has a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 3.0 g/10 min, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or a method for an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection molding article, blow molding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Gabriel Ruess, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Patent number: 9593177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is greater than 15, a storage modulus G? (5 kPa) which is above 3000 and a vinylidene content which is at least 15/100 k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, and use in extrusion coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Patent number: 9543056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising graphene nanoplatelets. It also relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising the combination of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon black. Moreover, the present invention is related to a process for producing the semiconductive polyolefin composition as well to the use of the semiconductive polyolefin composition in a power cable. Further, the invention is also related to an article, preferably a power cable comprising at least one semiconductive layer comprising said polyolefin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Christer Svanberg, Tung Pham, Muhammad Ali Malik, Francis Costa, Yi Liu, Takashi Uematsu, Thomas Gkourmpis
  • Publication number: 20160297903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is greater than 15, a storage modulus G? (5 kPa) which is above 3000 and a vinylidene content which is at least 15/100k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, and use in extrusion coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20150210785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low density polyethylene having a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 4.0 g/10 min, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa and a vinylidene content which is at least 24/100 k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection moulding article, blow moulding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg, Gabriel Ruess
  • Publication number: 20150111053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is 15 or less, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) which is between 192000 and 250000 g/mol and has a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 3.0 g/10 min, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or a method for an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection moulding article, blow moulding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Gabriel Ruess, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20150004411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semi-conductive polymer composition, the present invention provides a semi-conductive polymer composition comprising an ethylene copolymer comprising polar co-monomer units; an olefin homo- or copolymer; and a conductive filler; wherein the olefin homo- or copolymer has a degree of crystallinity below 20%. The invention also relates to a wire or cable comprising said semi-conductive polymer composition, and to the use of said composition for the production of a layer, preferably a semi-conducting shield layer of a wire or cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Malik, Christer Svanberg, Thomas Gkourmpis, Takashi Uematsu, Roger Carlsson, Niklas Thorn, Jenny-Ann Ostlund
  • Publication number: 20140275427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is greater than 15, a storage modulus G? (5 kPa) which is above 3000 and a vinylidene content which is at least 15/100k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, and use in extrusion coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20140127505
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a silane crosslinkable polymer composition which comprises a polyolefin (a) bearing hydrolysable silane group(s) containing units. The polymer composition is suitable for producing crosslinkable articles, preferably one or more layers of a cable. The formed article, preferably a cable, is preferably crosslinked before the end use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Kristian Dahlen, Thomas Gkourmpis, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Martin Anker, Perry Nylander, Ola Fagrell, Lena Lindbom, Bart Verheule