Patents by Inventor Walter Leitner

Walter Leitner 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: 20200190261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adding a compound (A) to an H-functional starting compound (BH) in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the at least one compound (A) is selected from at least one group consisting of alkylene oxide (A-1), lactone (A-2), lactide (A-3), cyclic acetal (A-4), lactam (A-5), cyclic anhydride (A-6) and oxygen-containing heterocyclic compound (A-7) different from (A-1), (A-2), (A-3), (A-4) and (A-6), wherein the catalyst comprises an organic, n-protic Brønsted acid (C), wherein n?2 and is an element of the natural numbers and the degree of protolysis D is 0<D<n, with n as the maximum number of transferable protons and D as the calculated proton fraction of the organic, n-protic Brønsted acid (C). The invention further relates to an n-protic Brønsted acid (C) having a degree of protolysis D of 0<D<n, wherein n is the maximum number of transferable protons, with n=2, 3 or 4, and D is the calculated proton fraction of the organic, n-protic Brønsted acid (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph GÜRTLER, Thomas Ernst MÜLLER, Jörg HOFMANN, Jens LANGANKE, Matthias LEVEN, Walter LEITNER
  • Patent number: 10682636
    Abstract: A compound represented by the structure of formula (I): The compound is useful as a ligand for ruthenium to form an organometallic complex. The complex may be immobilized on an oxidic support to form an active, heterogeneous catalyst for the hydrogenolysis of amides to form amines and optionally alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jürgen Klankermayer, Walter Leitner, Andreas Rosen, Stefan Westhues, Robert Thomas Hembre
  • Publication number: 20200087511
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Rick L. ADKINS, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20200048402
    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: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Mueller, Christoph Guertler, Kai Laemmerhold, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Burkhard Koehler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10526484
    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: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20200001286
    Abstract: A compound represented by the structure of formula (I): The compound is useful as a ligand for ruthenium to form an organometallic complex. The complex may be immobilized on an oxidic support to form an active, heterogeneous catalyst for the hydrogenolysis of amides to form amines and optionally alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jürgen KLANKERMAYER, Walter LEITNER, Andreas ROSEN, Stefan WESTHUES, Robert Thomas HEMBRE
  • Publication number: 20190345178
    Abstract: A compound by the name 1,1,1-tris(di(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)phosphino-methyl)ethane. The compound can be represented by the structure of formula (I): The compound is useful as a ligand for ruthenium to form an organometallic complex. The complex is an active catalyst for the hydrogenolysis of amides to form amines and optionally alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jürgen KLANKERMAYER, Stefan WESTHUES, Walter LEITNER, Robert Thomas HEMBRE
  • Publication number: 20190315904
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Muhammad Afzal SUBHANI, Burkhard KOEHLER, Walter LEITNER, Thomas Ernst MÜLLER, Christoph GÜRTLER
  • Patent number: 10434504
    Abstract: A method for the reduction organic molecules comprising a Ruthenium-Triphosphine complex with aromatic ligands at the phosphors which are ortho or meta substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (RWTH) AACHEN
    Inventors: Jürgen Klankermayer, Walter Leitner, Markus Meuresch
  • Patent number: 10385167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyoxazolidinone compounds, a method for the production of polyoxazolidinone compounds, comprising the step of reacting a biscarbamate compound with a bisepoxide compound in the presence of a mono-carbamate, a mono-isocyanate and/or a mono-epoxide compound as chain regulator and a suitable base having a pKb value of ?9 as catalyst. The invention further relates to the use of polyoxazolidinone compounds with high thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Susmit Basu, Claudine Rangheard, David Rivillo, Walter Leitner, Burkhard Köhler
  • Patent number: 10364323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonate polyols by agglomeration of alkyl oxides and carbon dioxide on carboxylic acid in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are continually added to the reactor during the reaction, characterized in that the carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa value greater than or equal to 1.5, and the adding of the one or more carboxylic acids occurs such that, at any time in the method according to the invention, the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value in the amount of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst used per liter of reaction mixture, specified in grams, and two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from each other at least by one carbon atom. The method further relates to the polyether carbonate polyols obtained according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Michael Pohl, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20190185666
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Rick L. Adkins, Jack R. Reese, Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Urs Rauwald, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Verena Jakoby, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Publication number: 20190134618
    Abstract: A method for the reduction organic molecules comprising a Ruthenium-Triphosphine complex with aromatic ligands at the phosphors which are ortho or meta substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (RWTH) AACHEN
    Inventors: Jürgen KLANKERMAYER, Walter Leitner, Markus Meuresch
  • Patent number: 10239995
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing polyether carbonate polyols by addition of alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide onto H-functional starter substance in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst or in the presence of a metal complex catalyst based on the metals zinc and/or cobalt, wherein (?) alkylene oxide and carbon dioxide are added onto H-functional starter substance in a reactor in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst or in the presence of a metal complex catalyst based on the metals zinc and/or cobalt, wherein a reaction mixture comprising the polyether carbonate polyol is obtained, and wherein (?) the reaction mixture obtained in step (?) remains in the reactor or is transferred continuously into a postreactor, wherein the content of free alkylene oxide in the reaction mixture is reduced in each case in the manner of a postreaction, characterized in that a component K is added during the postreaction, component K being selected from at least one compound containing a p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Jörg Hofmann, Thomas Ernst Müller, Michael Pohl, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10179835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonate polyols, the polyether carbonate polyols having electron-poor and electron-rich double bonds, said method preferably comprising the steps of (a) providing a suspending agent and/or an H-functional starter compound and a DMC catalyst, 03) adding at least one epoxide and (y) adding carbon dioxide, an epoxide that does not contain an unsaturated group, and at least two unsaturated compounds, the unsaturated compounds in method step (y) being selected from the group comprising unsaturated epoxides and unsaturated cyclic anhydrides, and one of the unsaturated compounds having an electron-rich double bond and one of the unsaturated compounds having an electron-poor double bond. The invention also relates to the crosslinking of polyether carbonate polyols, the polyether carbonate polyols having electronpoor and electron-rich double bonds, and to the crosslinked polyether carbonates obtainable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas E. Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Muhammad A. Subhani, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 10166534
    Abstract: A method for the reduction organic molecules comprising a Ruthenium-Triphosphine complex with aromatic ligands at the phosphors which are ortho or meta substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (RWTH) AACHEN
    Inventors: Jürgen Klankermayer, Walter Leitner, Markus Meuresch
  • Patent number: 10167364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing aromatic polycarbonates, comprising the step of reacting bisphenols with dithiocarbonates or selenium analogs thereof in the presence of a catalyst. It further relates to the use of dithiocarbonates or selenium analogs thereof as transesterifying reagents for the preparation of polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Nicolai Kolb, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner, Jan Heijl, Alexandra Große Böwing
  • Publication number: 20180291148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyether carbonate polyols by agglomeration of alkyl oxides and carbon dioxide on carboxylic acid in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are continually added to the reactor during the reaction, characterized in that the carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa value greater than or equal to 1.5, and the adding of the one or more carboxylic acids occurs such that, at any time in the method according to the invention, the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value in the amount of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst used per liter of reaction mixture, specified in grams, and two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from each other at least by one carbon atom. The method further relates to the polyether carbonate polyols obtained according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Ernst Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Michael Pohl, Muhammad Afzal Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 9957353
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing low viscosity polyether carbonate polyols having side chains. A double metal cyanide catalyst and a suspension medium, with or without an H-functional starter compound, are initially introduced as a reaction mixture, and alkylene oxides are metered into the reaction mixture in two steps. The difference between the molecular weights of the lightest and the heaviest of the alkylene oxides metered in the two steps is greater than or equal to 24 g/mol, and the lightest alkylene oxide is a C2-C4 alkylene oxide. The alkylene oxides metered in the two steps can be the same or different. The invention also relates to the low viscosity polyether carbonate polyols produced by the method and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas E. Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Muhammad A. Subhani, Walter Leitner
  • Patent number: 9957354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing higher functional polyether carbonate polyols, said method preferably comprising the steps of ([alpha]) providing a DMC catalyst and; ([alpha][alpha]) a suspending agent that does contain any H-functional groups and/or ([alpha][beta]) an H-functional starter compound ([beta]) adding carbon dioxide and at least one alkylene oxide ([gamma]) adding carbon dioxide and at least two alkylene oxides, wherein these alkylene oxides can be the same as or different from the alkylene oxide or alkylene oxides added in step ([beta]), and ([delta]) adding carbon dioxide and at least one alkylene oxide, wherein this alkylene oxide or these alkylene oxides can be the same as or different from the alkylene oxides added in steps ([beta]) and ([gamma]), at least one of the alkylene oxides in step ([gamma]) having an epoxy functionality of >=2 and, in addition, in the case that no H-functional starter compound is provided in ([alpha]), step ([delta]) includes the addition
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Thomas E. Müller, Christoph Gürtler, Muhammad A. Subhani, Burkhard Köhler, Walter Leitner