Patents by Inventor Michael C. Dadalas

Michael C. Dadalas 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: 7342066
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous non-melt processible polytetrafluoroethylene dispersion comprising non-melt processible polytetrafluoroethylene particles in an amount between 30 and 70% by weight based on the total weight of the dispersion and one or more non-ionic surfactants and wherein at least a part of said non-melt processible polytetrafluoroethylene particles comprise polytetrafluoroethylene polymer chains having repeating units comprising ionic groups. The invention further provides a method for obtaining the dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Dadalas, Klaus Hintzer, Gernot Loehr, Tilman Zipplies
  • Publication number: 20070276068
    Abstract: A coating composition having (i) an aqueous dispersion of fluoropolymer particles comprising a non-melt processible polymer of tetrafluoroethylene, (ii) a fluorinated surfactant, (iii) a non-ionic non-fluorinated surfactant and (iv) a non-fluorinated polymer, wherein the fluorinated surfactant is selected from fluorinated carboxylic acids or salts thereof of the general formula (I): [Rf—O-L-COO?]iXi+ ??(I) wherein L represents a linear partially or fully fluorinated alkylene group or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group, Rf represents a linear partially or fully fluorinated aliphatic group or a linear partially or fully fluorinated aliphatic group interrupted with one or more oxygen atoms, Xi+ represents a cation having the valence i and i is 1, 2 or 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Michael Jurgens, Harald Kaspar, Herbert Koenigsmann, Kai Helmut Lochhaas, Andreas R. Maurer, Werner Schwertfeger, Tilman Zipplies, Ludwig Mayer, Michael C. Dadalas, George G.I. Moore, Jay F. Schulz, Richard M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7279522
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluoropolymer dispersion comprising fluoropolymer particles having an average particle size of 10 to 400 nm dispersed in water whereby the dispersion is free of fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol or contains the fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol in an amount of not more than 0.025% by weight based on the total weight of solids in the dispersion. The dispersion further comprises a non-ionic surfactant and an anionic surfactant selected from fluorinated anionic surfactants having a molecular weight of at least 1000 g/mol, non-fluorinated anionic surfactants and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Dadalas, Rebekka Epsch, Friedrich Kloos, Leonard W. Harvey
  • Patent number: 7041728
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making an aqueous dispersion of non-melt processible polytetrafluoroethylene, the method comprising: (a) an aqueous emulsion polymerization of an amount of tetrafluoroethylene to produce a final amount of polytetrafluoroethylene solids and optionally up to 1% by weight based on the amount of tetrafluoroethylene of a perfluorinated comonomer, wherein said aqueous emulsion polymerization is initiated with a free radical initiator and the polymerization is carried out in the presence of a fluorinated surfactant, and wherein before completing the feeding of said amount of tetrafluoroethylene but after feeding at least 80% by weight of said amount of tetrafluoroethylene, free radicals capable of introducing ionic end groups or precursors thereof in the polytetrafluoroethylene polymer are caused to be formed at a rate that without counter measures would cause an increase in the polymerization rate of at least 20%; (b) reducing the amount of fluorinated surfactant in the th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tilman Zipplies, Klaus Hintzer, Michael C. Dadalas, Gernot Loehr
  • Patent number: 6861466
    Abstract: In an aspect of the invention, a fluoropolymer dispersion, preferably a PTFE dispersion, is provided that comprises fluoropolymer particles having an average particle size of 10 to 400 nm dispersed in water whereby the dispersion has an amount of solids between 35 and 70% by weight. The dispersion is free of fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol (hereinafter called low molecular weight fluorinated surfactant) or contains the low molecular weight fluorinated surfactant in an amount of not more than 0.05% by weight based on the total weight solids of the dispersion. The dispersion further comprises a non-ionic non-fluorinated surfactant or mixture of non-ionic non-fluorinated surfactants and one or more non-fluorinated anionic surfactants. Through the use of a non-fluorinated anionic surfactant, a dispersion is obtained that has a low viscosity at room temperature (20° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Dadalas, Leonard W. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20040186219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluoropolymer dispersion comprising fluoropolymer particles having an average particle size of 10 to 400 nm dispersed in water whereby the dispersion is free of fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol or contains the fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol in an amount of not more than 0.025% by weight based on the total weight of solids in the dispersion. The dispersion further comprises a non-ionic surfactant and an anionic surfactant selected from fluorinated anionic surfactants having a molecular weight of at least 1000 g/mol, non-fluorinated anionic surfactants and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Michael C. Dadalas, Rebekka Epsch, Friedrich Kloos, Leonard W. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20040171736
    Abstract: In an aspect of the invention, a fluoropolymer dispersion, preferably a PTFE dispersion, is provided that comprises fluoropolymer particles having an average particle size of 10 to 400 nm dispersed in water whereby the dispersion has an amount of solids between 35 and 70% by weight. The dispersion is free of fluorinated surfactant having a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol (hereinafter called low molecular weight fluorinated surfactant) or contains the low molecular weight fluorinated surfactant in an amount of not more than 0.05% by weight based on the total weight solids of the dispersion. The dispersion further comprises a non-ionic non-fluorinated surfactant or mixture of non-ionic non-fluorinated surfactants and one or more non-fluorinated anionic surfactants. Through the use of a non-fluorinated anionic surfactant, a dispersion is obtained that has a low viscosity at room temperature (20° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Dadalas, Leonard W. Harvey