Patents by Inventor Giambattista Besana

Giambattista Besana 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: 20210008828
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Publication number: 20210008827
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2=CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Publication number: 20200172728
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite, to a film comprising said fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite and to uses of said film in various applications, especially in electrochemical and in photo-electrochemical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto FRACHE, Julio A. ABUSLEME, Alberto CISTERNINO, Christine HAMON, Giambattista BESANA, Ségolène BRUSSEAU, Matteo LAVASELLI, Giovanni CAMINO
  • Patent number: 10364514
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for manufacturing one or more fluoropolymer fibers, said process comprising the following steps: (i) providing a liquid composition [composition (C1)] comprising: —at least one fluoropolymer comprising at least one hydroxyl end group [polymer (FOH)L and —a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent [solvent (S)]; (ii) contacting the composition (C1) provided in step (i) with at least one metal compound [compound (M)] of formula (I) here below: X4?mAYm (I) wherein X is a hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more functional groups, m is an integer from 1 to 4, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, and Y is a hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group and a hydroxyl group, thereby providing a liquid composition [composition (C2)]; (iii) submitting to at least partial hydrolysis and/or polycondensation the composition (C2) provided in step (ii) thereby providing a liquid co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Giambattista Besana, Mattia Bassi, Christine Hamon, Chiara Gualandi, Maria Letizia Focarete, Andrea Zucchelli
  • Publication number: 20190143628
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf??(I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Publication number: 20190134939
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf ??(I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Patent number: 10246572
    Abstract: The invention pertains to foamable thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; and at least one perfluoroalkoxysulphonic derivative of either of formulae: (Xn+)1/n?O3S—CF2CF2O—Rdf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n and Rmf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n wherein Rdf is a divalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom; Rmf is a monovalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom, optionally comprising heteroatoms, generally selected from S, N, P; X=H, a metal cation, or an ammonium group; n is the valence of the cation X, preferably 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Emanuele Di Nicolo, Letanzio Bragante, Giuseppe Marchionni, Giulio Brinati
  • Publication number: 20180371194
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite, to a film comprising said fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite and to uses of said film in various applications, in particular in electrochemical and in photo-electrochemical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Julio A. ABUSLEME, Matteo LAVASELLI, Christine HAMON, Alberto FRACHE, Giambattista BESANA, Giovanni CAMINO, Ségolène BRUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 10082236
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a multilayer assembly, to a process for the manufacture of said multilayer assembly, to a pipe comprising said multilayer assembly and to uses of said pipe in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Amelia Mennella, Marco Colladon, Giambattista Besana, Ségolène Brusseau, Giulio Brinati, Stephen J. Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20180163914
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a multilayer assembly, to a process for the manufacture of said multilayer assembly, to a pipe comprising said multilayer assembly and to uses of said pipe in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Serena CARELLA, Amelia MENNELLA, Marco COLLADON, Giambattista BESANA, Ségolène BRUSSEAU, Giulio BRINATI, Stephen J. EDMONDSON
  • Patent number: 9611366
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite comprising: (i) partially hydrolyzing and/or polycondensing, in the presence of an aqueous medium, a metal compound of formula (I): X4-mAYim, wherein X is a hydrocarbon group, Y is a hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group and a hydroxyl group, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, and m is an integer from 1 to 4, so as to obtain an aqueous medium comprising a pre-gelled metal compound comprising one or more inorganic domains consisting of ?A-O-A? bonds and one or more residual hydrolysable groups Y [compound (M)], and then (ii) reacting in the molten state at least a fraction of hydroxyl groups of a functional fluoropolymer [polymer (F)] with at least a fraction of hydrolysable groups Y of said pre-gelled metal compound [compound (M)], so as to obtain a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Alberto Frache, Jennifer Katty Tata, Giovanni Camino, Giambattista Besana, Julio A. Abusleme
  • Patent number: 9371943
    Abstract: A process for lining a metal pipeline, which process generally utilizes thermoplastic fluoropolymer pipe liner Also, a pipeline system that includes at least two coaxial pipes, an outer metal pipe and inner thermoplastic fluoropolymer pipe. The thermoplastic fluoropolymer pipe/pipe liner is made from a composition that generally includes from 10% to 60% by weight of at least one vinylidene fluoride (VDF) homopolymer, from 40% to 90% by weight of at least one VDF copolymer comprising from 2% to 15% by moles of recurring units derived from at least one other fluorinated comonomer (F), and optionally at least one plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicasio Messina, Marco Mirenda, Giambattista Besana, Julio A. Abusleme, Régis Faig
  • Publication number: 20160160392
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for manufacturing one or more fluoropolymer fibres, said process comprising the following steps: (i) providing a liquid composition [composition (C1)] comprising: —at least one fluoropolymer comprising at least one hydroxyl end group [polymer (FOH)L and—a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent [solvent (S)]; (ii) contacting the composition (C1) provided in step (i) with at least one metal compound [compound (M)] of formula (I) here below: X4-mAYm (I) wherein X is a hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more functional groups, m is an integer from 1 to 4, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, and Y is a hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group and a hydroxyl group, thereby providing a liquid composition [composition (C2)]; (iii) submitting to at least partial hydrolysis and/or polycondensation the composition (C2) provided in step (ii) thereby providing a liquid com
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Julio A. ABUSLEME, Giambattista BESANA, Mattia BASSI, Christine HAMON, Chiara GUALANDI, Maria Letizia FOCARETE, Andrea ZUCCHELLI
  • Publication number: 20160102199
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a fluoropolymer composition comprising: —at least one polymer comprising recurring units derived from ethylene (E) and from chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) [ECTFE polymer]; —at least one water-soluble polyelectrolyte [polyelectrolyte (E)]; and—at least one antioxidant compound [compound (P)], said composition having improved thermal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Serena CARELLA, Giambattista BESANA, Suneel BANDI, Bradley Lane KENT
  • Publication number: 20150284519
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite comprising: (i) partially hydrolysing and/or polycondensing, in the presence of an aqueous medium, a metal compound of formula (I): X4-mAYim, wherein X is a hydrocarbon group, Y is a hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group and a hydroxyl group, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, and m is an integer from 1 to 4, so as to obtain an aqueous medium comprising a pre-gelled metal compound comprising one or more inorganic domains consisting of ?A-O-A? bonds and one or more residual hydrolysable groups Y [compound (M)], and then (ii) reacting in the molten state at least a fraction of hydroxyl groups of a functional fluoropolymer [polymer (F)] with at least a fraction of hydrolysable groups Y of said pre-gelled metal compound [compound (M)], so as to obtain a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Alberto Frache, Jennifer Katty Tata, Giovanni Camino, Giambattista Besana, Julio A. Abusleme
  • Publication number: 20150060104
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a cable comprising: —at least one conductor coated by an insulation coating layer, —a first protective layer surrounding said insulation coating layer, said first protective layer at least comprising, but preferably being made of a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf, wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated alkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 1.0 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]; —optionally, a second protective layer surrounding said first protective layer, and —an armor shell surrounding said first or second protective layer. The invention also pertains to use of the cable in downhole wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMEIRS ITLAY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Marco Mirenda, Giambattista Besana, Giulio Brinati
  • Publication number: 20150041145
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Publication number: 20140083550
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for lining a metal pipeline, said process comprising the following steps: (i) processing a thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition to yield a pipe liner having an outer diameter greater than the inner diameter of said metal pipeline, said thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: (A) from 10% to 60% by weight, on the total weight of polymer (A) and polymer (B) of at least one vinylidene fluoride (VDF) homopolymer [polymer (A)], (B) from 40% to 90% by weight, based on the total weight of polymer (A) and polymer (B) of at least one VDF copolymer comprising from 2% to 15% by moles of recurring units derived from at least one other fluorinated comonomer (F) [polymer (B)], and (ii) deforming said pipe liner, (iii) introducing the deformed pipe liner in said metal pipeline; and (iv) expanding the deformed pipe liner to fit with the inner diameter of said metal pipeline. The present invention also relates to a pipeline system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicasio Messina, Marco Mirenda, Giambattista Besana, Julio A. Abusleme, Régis Faig
  • Publication number: 20130289189
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a thermoprocessable composition comprising: at least one thermoprocessable per(halo)fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; at least one inorganic filler [filler (I)]; and at least one perfluoropolyether block copolymer [polymer (E)] comprising: A) one or more (per)fluoropolyoxyalkylene segment (chain Rf), that is to say a segment comprising recurring units having at least one catenary ether bond and at least one fluorocarbon moiety, and B) one or more polyalkylene segment (chain Ra) comprising recurring units of formula: —(CR1R2—CR3R4)— wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, equal to or different from each other, are selected from the group consisting of H, halogens (preferably F, Cl); C1-C6 (hydro)carbon groups, optionally containing fluorine or other heteroatoms, preferably perfluoroalkyl or (per)fluorooxyalkyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Marco Avataneo, Emanuele Di Nicolo, Giambattista Besana, Giuseppe Marchionni
  • Publication number: 20130267618
    Abstract: The invention pertains to foamable thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; and at least one perfluoroalkoxysulphonic derivative of either of formulae: (Xn+)1/n?O3S—CF2CF2O—Rdf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n and Rmf—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Xn+)1/n wherein Rdf is a divalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom; Rmf is a monovalent C1-C12 perfluorocarbon group, possibly comprising one or more ethereal oxygen atom, optionally comprising heteroatoms, generally selected from S, N, P; X?H, a metal cation, or an ammonium group; n is the valence of the cation X, preferably 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Emanuele Di Nicolo, Letanzio Bragante, Giuseppe Marchionni, Giulio Brinati