Patents by Inventor Tobias Kortekamp

Tobias Kortekamp 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: 10603640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a polyarylene ether sulfone polymer by converting a reaction mixture (RG) comprising a dihalogen component (A1), a dihydroxy component (B1) and potassium carbonate (C1) having a volume-average particle size of <25 ?m. The present invention further relates to the polyarylene ether sulfone polymers obtainable by said method, to products obtainable from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer and to membranes formed from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Christian Maletzko, Joerg Erbes, Tobias Kortekamp, Bastiaan Bram Pieter Staal, Thomas Heil
  • Patent number: 10265663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a polyarylene ether sulfone polymer by converting a reaction mixture (RG) comprising a dihalogen component (A1), a dihydroxy component (B1) and potassium carbonate (C1) having a volume-average particle size of <25 ?m. The present invention further relates to the polyarylene ether sulfone polymers obtainable by said method, to products obtainable from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer and to membranes formed from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Christian Maletzko, Joerg Erbes, Tobias Kortekamp, Bastiaan Bram Pieter Staal, Thomas Heil
  • Publication number: 20180250641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a polyarylene ether sulfone polymer by converting a reaction mixture (RG) comprising a dihalogen component (A1), a dihydroxy component (B1) and potassium carbonate (C1) having a volume-average particle size of <25 ?m. The present invention further relates to the polyarylene ether sulfone polymers obtainable by said method, to products obtainable from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer and to membranes formed from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin WEBER, Christian Maletzko, Joerg Erbes, Tobias Kortekamp, Bastiaan Bram Pieter Staal, Thomas Heil
  • Patent number: 9969849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for drying particulate polymers, comprising the steps of: a) providing a particulate polymer comprising from 60 wt % to 90 wt % of at least one solvent based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, b) mechanically predrying the particulate polymer to a content of the at least one solvent of from 20 wt % to 50 wt % based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, wherein the mechanical predrying in step b) is carried out with a roller press, and c) end-drying the particulate polymer to a content of the at least one solvent of from 0 wt % to 15 wt % based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, wherein the particulate polymer is a polymer comprising repeating units of formulae I, II and/or III The present invention further relates to a process for working up particulate polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Erbes, Gerhard Lange, Tobias Kortekamp, Bernhard Linner, Cecile Schneider, Angela Ulzhoefer, Robert Heinz, Michael Klemens Mueller
  • Patent number: 9828472
    Abstract: Process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution into droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(77?c)/0.58 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=77?0.58*T in which T is the temperature in the precipitation bath in [° C.], where the percentages by weight are each based on the sum of the percentages by weight of component (1) and of component (2) in the precipitation bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Erbes, Gerhard Lange, Tobias Kortekamp, Cecile Schneider
  • Patent number: 9809686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution in a division apparatus which is made to vibrate with a frequency of 10 to 1400 Hz to obtain droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(77?c)/0.58 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=77?0.58*T in which T is the temperature in the precipitation bath in [° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Erbes, Stefan Muessig, Tobias Kortekamp, Marco Krueger, Markus Steffen, Angela Ulzhoefer, Cecile Schneider, Alexandra Wiedemann, Simon Gramlich
  • Patent number: 9809685
    Abstract: Process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution into droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(99?c)/0.61 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=99?0.61*T in which T is the temperature in the precipitation bath in [° C.], where the percentages by weight are each based on the sum of the percentages by weight of component (1) and of component (2) in the precipitation bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Erbes, Gerhard Lange, Tobias Kortekamp, Cecile Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170081481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for drying particulate polymers, comprising the steps of: a) providing a particulate polymer comprising from 60 wt % to 90 wt % of at least one solvent based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, b) mechanically predrying the particulate polymer to a content of the at least one solvent of from 20 wt % to 50 wt % based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, wherein the mechanical predrying in step b) is carried out with a roller press, and c) end-drying the particulate polymer to a content of the at least one solvent of from 0 wt % to 15 wt % based on the total weight of particulate polymer and solvent, wherein the particulate polymer is a polymer comprising repeating units of formulae I, II and/or III The present invention further relates to a process for working up particulate polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg ERBES, Gerhard LANGE, Tobias KORTEKAMP, Bernhard LINNER, Cecile SCHNEIDER, Angela ULZHOEFER, Robert KEINZ, Michael Klemens MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20160214068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a polyarylene ether sulfone polymer by converting a reaction mixture (RG) comprising a dihalogen component (A1), a dihydroxy component (B1) and potassium carbonate (C1) having a volume-average particle size of <25 ?m. The present invention further relates to the polyarylene ether sulfone polymers obtainable by said method, to products obtainable from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer and to membranes formed from said polyarylene ether sulfone polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin WEBER, Christian MALETZKO, Joerg ERBES, Tobias KORTEKAMP, Bastiaan Bram, Pieter STAAL, Thomas HEIL
  • Publication number: 20160215105
    Abstract: Process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution into droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(99?c)/0.61 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=99?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg ERBES, Gerhard LANGE, Tobias KORTEKAMP, Cecile SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20160208056
    Abstract: Process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution into droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(77?c)/0.58 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=77?0.58*T in which T is the temperature in the precipitation bath in [° C.], where the percentages by weight are each based on the sum of the percentages by weight of component (1) and of component (2) in the precipitation bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg ERBES, Gerhard LANGE, Tobias KORTEKAMP, Cecile SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20160159990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing polyarylene ether beads from a polyarylene ether solution, comprising the steps of i) dividing the polyarylene ether solution in a division apparatus which is made to vibrate with a frequency of 10 to 1400 Hz to obtain droplets, ii) transferring the droplets into a precipitation bath to form polyarylene ether beads in the precipitation bath which (A) comprises at least one aprotic solvent (component (1)) and at least one protic solvent (component (2)), (B) has a temperature of 0° C. to Tc, where the critical temperature Tc in [° C.] can be determined by the numerical equation Tc=(77?c)/0.58 in which c is the concentration of component (1) in the precipitation bath in [% by weight] and (C) has component (1) in concentrations of 5% by weight to cc, where the critical concentration cc in [% by weight] can be determined by the numerical equation cc=77?0.58*T in which T is the temperature in the precipitation bath in [° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg ERBES, Stefan MUESSIG, Tobias KORTEKAMP, Marco KRUEGER, Markus STEFFEN, Angela ULZHOEFER, Cecile SCHNEIDER, Alexandra WIEDEMANN, Simon GRAMLICH
  • Publication number: 20140183031
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the treatment of a recycling stream (1) from a plant for the production of polyarylene ether sulfones via polycondensation of aromatic bishalogen compounds and of aromatic bisphenols or their salts in the presence of at least one alkali metal carbonate or ammonium carbonate or alkali metal hydrogencarbonate or ammonium hydrogencarbonate in an N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone as solvent, comprising from 60 to 90% by weight of water, from 10 to 40% by weight of the N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone and, as contaminant detrimental to specification, up to 5000 ppm by weight of the N-alkylsuccinimide corresponding to the N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone and, alongside this, up to 1000 ppm by weight of other substances with higher boiling point than the N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, in particular inorganic salts, based in each case on the total weight of the recycling stream (1), where the entirety of the components gives 100% by weight, giving a pure N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone stream (2) which can be returned to the plant for the p
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Sigwart, Cornelies Hendricus De Ruiter, Jörg Erbes, Gerhard Lange, Tobias Kortekamp
  • Publication number: 20140183028
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the treatment of a recycling stream (1) from a plant for the production of polyarylene ether sulfones via polycondensation of aromatic bishalogen compounds and of aromatic bisphenols or their salts in the presence of at least one alkali metal carbonate or ammonium carbonate or alkali metal hydrogencarbonate or ammonium hydrogencarbonate in an N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone as solvent, comprising from 60 to 90% by weight of water, from 10 to 40% by weight of N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone and, as contaminant detrimental to specification, up to 5000 ppm by weight of the alkylsuccinimide corresponding to the N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone and, alongside this, up to 1000 ppm by weight of other substances with higher boiling point than N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, in particular inorganic salts, based in each case on the total weight of the recycling stream (1), where the entirety of the components gives 100% by weight, giving a pure N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone stream (2) which can be returned to the plant for the productio
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Sigwart, Jutta Vonend, Cornelis Hendricus De Ruiter, Annette Kreiner, Jörg Erbes, Tobias Kortekamp
  • Publication number: 20140183029
    Abstract: A process for treating a recycling stream from a plant for the production of polyarylene ether sulfones comprising 60 to 90% water, 10 to 40% N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, up to 5000 ppm by weight of the alkylsuccinimide corresponding to the N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, up to 1000 ppm by weight of other substances with higher boiling point than N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, giving N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone which can be recycled via a distillation column , preceded by preliminary purification in evaporator stage(s), giving vapor stream(s) which are introduced as feed streams into the distillation column, the bottom stream from the last evaporator stage being discharged and the bottom stream from the distillation column being recycled into the last evaporator stage, and the vapor stream from the last evaporator stage being introduced fully or partly into an additional column from which a top stream is introduced into the distillation column and a bottom stream is discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jörg Erbes, Christoph Sigwart, Tobias Kortekamp, Cornelis Hendricus De Ruiter, Jutta Vonend, Annette Kreiner, Markus Ottenbacher
  • Patent number: 8378144
    Abstract: A process for preparing polyoxymethylene homopolymers or copolymers (7) by homopolymerization or copolymerization of trioxane, starting from methanol (1), in which methanol (1) is oxidized in a first reactor in a first production plant (A) to give an aqueous formaldehyde-comprising stream (2) which is fed to a second production plant (B) in which pure trioxane (6) is obtained and removal of low boilers (5) by distillation is carried out and the pure trioxane (6) is fed to a third production plant (C) in which it is homopolymerized or copolymerized to form polyoxymethylene homopolymers or copolymers (7), wherein the low boiler stream (5) from the low boiler removal column (K 2) is recycled to the feed stream into the first reactor in the first production plant (A), is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Siegert, Tobias Kortekamp, Eckhard Stroefer, Christoph Sigwart, Neven Lang
  • Publication number: 20110224386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a polymer composition comprising (a) the provision of at least one polyarylene ether (P) having predominantly terminal phenolate groups in the presence of a solvent (L), (b) the addition of at least one polyfunctional carboxylic acid and (c) the isolation of the polymer composition as a solid. The present invention also relates to polymer compositions obtainable by the process, mixtures which comprise these polyarylene ethers and the use of the polymer compositions according to the invention for toughening epoxy resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Weber, Christian Maletzko, Gerhard Lange, Jörg Erbes, Matthias Dietrich, Nicholas Inchaurrondo, Tobias Kortekamp, Bernd Trotte
  • Publication number: 20100280195
    Abstract: A process for preparing polyoxymethylene homopolymers or copolymers (7) by homopolymerization or copolymerization of trioxane, starting from methanol (1), in which methanol (1) is oxidized in a first reactor in a first production plant (A) to give an aqueous formaldehyde-comprising stream (2) which is fed to a second production plant (B) in which pure trioxane (6) is obtained and removal of low boilers (5) by distillation is carried out and the pure trioxane (6) is fed to a third production plant (C) in which it is homopolymerized or copolymerized to form polyoxymethylene homopolymers or copolymers (7), wherein the low boiler stream (5) from the low boiler removal column (K 2) is recycled to the feed stream into the first reactor in the first production plant (A), is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Siegert, Tobias Kortekamp, Eckhard Stroefer, Christoph Sigwart, Neven Lang