Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Gerliing

Wolfgang Gerliing 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: 20120157719
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tube bundle reactor with a flat feed hood. Alternatively, the release hood may also have a flat design. The flat design reduces the heat of reaction which arises in the hood in the case of reaction types which take place not only in the tube bundle (uncatalyzed reactions and reactions with homogeneously distributed catalyst). This greatly suppresses undesired reactions which already take place in the hood owing to accumulated heat, which achieves a higher selectivity in the case of thermally sensitive reactions. In addition, the thermal distribution within the hoods can be controlled precisely. The tube bundle reactor comprises a tube bundle which has a feed end which is connected to a feed hood of the tube bundle reactor, wherein the feed hood is configured in a flat design with a cross-sectional area at the feed end and an internal volume, and the ratio of internal volume to cross-sectional area is less than 0.35 m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique Teles, Peter Resch, Wilhelm Ruppel, Ulrike Wegerle, Wolfgang Gerliing, Beatrice Rössler-Feigel, Anton Meier, Christian Müller