Patents by Inventor Francois Fine

Francois Fine 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: 4605798
    Abstract: This invention relates to a continuous gaseous-phase process for the preparation of trichlorotrifluoroethane, dichlorotetrafluoroethane and monochloropentafluoroethane, in predetermined proportions, from tetrachloroethylene, chlorine and hydrofluoric acid in the presence of a catalyst. The process is characterized by the combination of two chlorination-fluorination reactors in sequence, a parallel fluorination-dismutation reactor, and a separation unit for extracting the desired products and recycling recovered hydrofluoric acid and non-fluorinated or insufficiently fluorinated products. The process advantageously yields dichlorotetrafluoroethane containing less than 7% asymmetric isomer, and trichlorotrifluoroethane containing less than 2% asymmetric isomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: PCUK Products Chimiques Ugine Kuhlmann
    Inventors: Michel Abel, Francois Fine, Louis Foulletier, Yvan Verot
  • Patent number: 4283577
    Abstract: This invention relates to the method for making ethylene oxide, characterized by the fact that ethylene oxide in the gaseous state is made to react with anhydrous gaseous hydrochloric acid, with the reaction medium likewise being maintained in the gaseous state during the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Produits Chimiques Ugine Kuhlmann
    Inventors: William Jequier, Elie Ghenassia, Francois Fine, Gerard Krempf