Patents by Inventor Alfred Waterfeld

Alfred Waterfeld 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: 9663600
    Abstract: A method of fabricating low EW, water insoluble electrolyte materials includes providing a perfluorinated polymer resin that includes perfluorinated carbon-carbon backbone chain and sulfonyl fluoride ended perfluorinated side chains, extending from the perfluorinated backbone chains via an ether linkage, exposing the perfluorinated polymer resin to ammonia gas to convert the sulfonyl fluoride groups to sulfonamide groups, —SO2—NH2, which reacts with sulfonyl fluoride containing chemical agent(s) to form sulfonimide groups, and at the same time, generates low EW, 3-dimensional cross-linked, water-insoluble perfluorinated polymer electrolyte materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: Audi AG, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventors: Zhiwei Yang, Mallika Gummalla, Yoichi Hosokawa, Joseph S. Thrasher, Todd S. Sayler, Andrej Matsnev, Richard Edward Fernandez, Alfred Waterfeld
  • Publication number: 20150337064
    Abstract: A method of fabricating low EW, water insoluble electrolyte materials includes providing a perfluorinated polymer resin that includes perfluorinated carbon-carbon backbone chain and sulfonyl fluoride ended perfluorinated side chains, extending from the perfluorinated backbone chains via an ether linkage, exposing the perfluorinated polymer resin to ammonia gas to convert the sulfonyl fluoride groups to sulfonamide groups, —SO2—NH2, which reacts with sulfonyl fluoride containing chemical agent(s) to form sulfonimide groups, and at the same time, generates low EW, 3-dimensional cross-linked, water-insoluble perfluorinated polymer electrolyte materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Zhiwei YANG, Mallika GUMMALLA, Yoichi HOSOKAWA, Joseph S. THRASHER, Todd S. SAYLER, Andrej MATSNEV, Richard Edward FERNANDEZ, Alfred WATERFELD
  • Publication number: 20130281555
    Abstract: A proton exchange material includes perfluorinated carbon backbone chains and side chains extending off of the perfluorinated carbon backbone chains. The perfluorinated side chains include cross-link chains that have multiple sulfonimide groups, —SO2—NH—SO2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: UTC Power Corporation
    Inventors: Zhiwei Yang, Mallika Gummalla, Ned E. Cipollini, Fuqiang Liu, Yoichi Hosokawa, Takumi Taniguchi, Joseph S. Thrasher, Richard Edward Fernandez, Todd S. Sayler, Alfred Waterfeld
  • Patent number: 7232932
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether, a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether, a process for producing the perfluoropolyether, and a process for improving the thermostability of grease or lubricant are provided. The perfluoropolyether comprises perfluoroalkyl radical end groups in which the radical has at least 3 carbon atoms per radical and is substantially free of perfluoromethyl and perfluoroethyl end groups. The process for producing the perfluoropolyether can comprise (1) contacting a perfluoro acid halide, a C2-to C4-substituted ethyl epoxide, or a C3+ fluoroketone with a metal halide to produce an alkoxide; (2) contacting the alkoxide with either hexafluoropropylene oxide or tetrafluorooxetane to produce a second acid halide; (3) esterifying the second acid halide to an ester; (4) reducing the ester to its corresponding alcohol; (5) converting the alcohol with a base to a salt form; (6) contacting the salt form with a C3 or higher olefin to produce a fluoropolyether; and (7) fluorinating the fluoropolyether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik William Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher
  • Patent number: 7148385
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether and a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether are provided in which the perfluoropolyether comprises at least one bromine or iodine atom at the primary position of the perfluoropolyether. Also provided is a process for producing the composition in which the process comprises contacting a perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or metal iodide or a suitable polyether secondary iodide under a condition sufficient to effect the production of a perfluoropolyether comprising at least one bromine or iodine at the primary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Ireneusz Nowak
  • Publication number: 20040186211
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether, a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether, a process for producing the perfluoropolyether, and a process for improving the thermostability of grease or lubricant are provided. The perfluoropolyether comprises perfluoroalkyl radical end groups in which the radical has at least 3 carbon atoms per radical and is substantially free of perfluoromethyl and perfluoroethyl end groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher
  • Patent number: 6753301
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether, a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether, a process for producing the perfluoropolyether, and a process for improving the thermostability of grease or lubricant are provided. The perfluoropolyether comprises perfluoroalkyl radical end groups in which the radical has at least 3 carbon atoms per radical and is substantially free of perfluoromethyl and perfluoroethyl end groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik William Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher
  • Publication number: 20040024250
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether and a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether are provided in which the perfluoropolyether comprises at least one bromine or iodine atom at the primary position of the perfluoropolyether. Also provided is a process for producing the composition in which the process comprises contacting a perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or metal iodide or a suitable polyether secondary iodide under a condition sufficient to effect the production of a perfluoropolyether comprising at least one bromine or iodine at the primary position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Ireneusz Nowak
  • Patent number: 6653511
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether and a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether are provided in which the perfluoropolyether comprises at least one bromine or iodine atom at the primary position of the perfluoropolyether. Also provided is a process for producing the composition in which the process comprises contacting a perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or metal iodide or a suitable polyether secondary iodide under a condition sufficient to effect the production of a perfluoropolyether comprising at least one bromine or iodine at the primary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Ireneusz Nowak
  • Publication number: 20030027732
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether, a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether, a process for producing the perfluoropolyether, and a process for improving the thermostability of grease or lubricant are provided. The perfluoropolyether comprises perfluoroalkyl radical end groups in which the radical has at least 3 carbon atoms per radical and is substantially free of perfluoromethyl and perfluoroethyl end groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik William Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher
  • Publication number: 20030013922
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether and a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether are provided in which the perfluoropolyether comprises at least one bromine or iodine atom at the primary position of the perfluoropolyether. Also provided is a process for producing the composition in which the process comprises contacting a perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or metal iodide or a suitable polyether secondary iodide under a condition sufficient to effect the production of a perfluoropolyether comprising at least one bromine or iodine at the primary position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik William Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Ireneusz Nowark
  • Publication number: 20030013924
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether and a composition comprising the perfluoropolyether are provided in which the perfluoropolyether comprises at least one bromine or iodine atom at the primary position of the perfluoropolyether. Also provided is a process for producing the composition in which the process comprises contacting a perfluoropolyether acid fluoride moiety with a metal bromide or metal iodide or a suitable polyether secondary iodide under a condition sufficient to effect the production of a perfluoropolyether comprising at least one bromine or iodine at the primary position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Jon L. Howell, Erik W. Perez, Alfred Waterfeld, Chadron Mark Friesen, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Ireneusz Nowak
  • Patent number: 5773637
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for preparing a perfluoroalkyl sulfonate of the formula R.sub.a MX.sub.b-c O.sub.g ?(SO.sub.3).sub.d (R.sub.f).sub.e !.sub.c. This process involves reacting a reagent of the fonnula R.sub.a MX.sub.b O.sub.g and a second reagent of the formula R'.sub.x E?(SO.sub.3).sub.d (R.sub.f).sub.e !.sub.y,whereR is selected from the group consisting of C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alkyl, C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 perfluoroalkyl, cyclopentadienyl (i.e., C.sub.5 H.sub.5), phenyl and perfluorophenyl;M is selected from the group consisting of transistion metals of groups 3 to 12, main group elements of group 13 to 16 and lanthanide metals;X is selected from the group consisting of F, Cl and Br;R.sub.f is selected from the group consisting of C.sub.h F.sub.2h+1, C.sub.h F.sub.2h, wherein h is an integer from 0 to 10, perfluorophenyl, C.sub.6 F.sub.4 (CF.sub.2).sub.2 i, wherein i is an integer from 0 to 6, provided that when E is boron, R.sub.f is selected from the group consisting of C.sub.h' F.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Walter Vladimir Cicha, Andreas Josef Kornath, Ronald James McKinney, V. N. Mallikarjuna Rao, Joseph Stuart Thrasher, Alfred Waterfeld