Patents by Inventor Werner M. Grootaert

Werner M. Grootaert 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: 20180319986
    Abstract: Described herein is a melt-processible polymer composition comprising: a non-fluorinated melt-processible polymer; and a fluorine-containing polymer comprising at least three —(SO3?)iM+i groups per polymer chain wherein M is a cation; and i is an integer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Denis Duchesne, Werner M.A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 10093761
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition having a fluoropolymer derived from the polymerization of a monomer and a sulfinate-containing molecule, wherein the sulfinate-containing molecule is selected from the group consisting of Formula (I), Formula (II); and combinations thereof, wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; R1 and R2 are end-groups; p is 0 or 1; m is at least 1; and M is a cation. Also disclosed are methods of making and articles thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Harald Kaspar, Larry A. Last, Peter J. Scott, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Publication number: 20180194888
    Abstract: Described herein is a millable fluorinated block copolymer having at least one A block and at least one B block, wherein the A block is a semi-crystalline segment comprising repeating divalent monomeric units derived from TFE, HFP and VDF; and the B block is a segment comprising repeating dilvalent monomeric units derived from HFP and VDF; and wherein the millable fluorinated block copolymer has a modulus of 0.1 to 2.5 MPa at 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael H. MITCHELL, Denis DUCHESNE, Tatsuo FUKUSHI, Werner M.A. GROOTAERT, Larry A. LAST, Peter J. SCOTT, Karl D. WEILANDT
  • Patent number: 9982079
    Abstract: Described herein is polymer melt additive composition for use as a processing aid in the extrusion of a non-fluorinated polymer, the polymer melt additive composition comprising a fluorine-containing polymer derived from the polymerization of a monomer and a sulfinate-containing molecule, wherein the sulfinate-containing molecule is selected from the group consisting of: (a) CX1X3?CX2—(R)p—CZ1Z2—SO2M??Formula (I) (b) ?and (c) combinations thereof, wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; R1 and R2 are end-groups; p is 0 or 1; m is at least 2; and M is a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Patent number: 9803039
    Abstract: A curable precursor composition for a fluoroelastomers, methods of making fluoroelastomers, shaped articles and methods of making shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven G. Corveleyn, Gregg D. Dahlke, Rudolf J. Dams, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Anthony P. Manzara, Tom Opstal
  • Patent number: 9580526
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition comprising a fluorinated polysulfinic acid or a salt thereof having the following formula (I): wherein X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, and CH3 and wherein at least one of X1, X2, or X3 is H; R1 is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from Br, Cl, I, F, CF3, and a perfluorinated alkyl group; M is a cation; p is 0 or 1; and n is at least 2. Also described is a method of making the partially fluorinated polysulfinic acid or salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zai-Ming Qiu, Gregg D. Dahlke, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20170051130
    Abstract: Described herein are partially fluorinated elastomers and methods of curing comprising (i) a fluoroelastomer comprising interpolymerized units derived from (a) at least one hydrogen containing monomer and (b) at least one nitrile containing monomer, and (ii) a curing agent, wherein the curing agent consists essentially of a peroxide and a coagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Cook, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M.A. Grootaert, Alain Verschuere
  • Publication number: 20160355623
    Abstract: Described herein is polymer melt additive composition for use as a processing aid in the extrusion of a non-fluorinated polymer, the polymer melt additive composition comprising a fluorine-containing polymer derived from the polymerization of a monomer and a sulfinate-containing molecule, wherein the sulfinate-containing molecule is selected from the group consisting of: (a) CX1X3?CX2—(R)p—CZ1Z2—SO2M??Formula (I) (b) Formula (II); and and (c) combinations thereof, wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; R1 and R2 are end-groups; p is 0 or 1; m is at least 2; and M is a cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M.A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Patent number: 9447266
    Abstract: Described herein is a melt-processible polymer composition comprising: a non-fluorinated melt-processible polymer; and a fluorine-containing polymer comprising an end-group having a structures from group consisting of: and combinations thereof; wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R7 is a linking group comprising at least 2 or more catenary atoms; and Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Publication number: 20160115294
    Abstract: A curative composition includes a tetraalkylphosphonium or tetraalkylammonium cation and an anion represented by Formula (Rf)3CO?, wherein each Rf is independently perfluoroalkyl having up to 12 carbon atoms. A fluoropolymer composition includes the curative composition and a fluoropolymer. The fluoropolymer can be an amorphous, curable fluoropolymer with nitrogen-containing cure sites. Shaped articles including the fluoropolymer, a method of making a fluoroelastomer article, and a method of making the curative composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Werner M.A. Grootaert
  • Patent number: 9309370
    Abstract: Described herein is a curable fluoropolymer composition comprising: an amorphous perfluoropolymer; and nanoparticles of zirconium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Terri A. Shefelbine, Eric W. Adair, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Brant U. Kolb
  • Publication number: 20160083489
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition comprising a fluoropolymer derived from the polymerization of a polymerizable fluorinated olefnic monomer and a hydrocarbon olefin-containing perfluoro vinyl ether monomer selected from CF2?CFO—Rf—CH?CH2, wherein Rf is a perfluorinated group with the proviso that the Rf group does not comprise 2 or 3 catenated atoms between the oxygen atom of the vinyl ether group and the vinyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Werner M.A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9273164
    Abstract: Diaminospirobisindane diols, curable compositions, curative compositions, cured articles, and methods of curing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Werner M. A. Grootaert, Michael S. Wendland, George W. Griesgraber
  • Patent number: 9266999
    Abstract: There is provided oligomers comprising a highly fluorinated sulfinate oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Miguel A. Guerra, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Publication number: 20160032087
    Abstract: Described herein is a melt-processible polymer composition comprising: a non-fluorinated melt-processible polymer; and a fluorine-containing polymer comprising an end-group having a structures from group consisting of: and combinations thereof; wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R7 is a linking group comprising at least 2 or more catenary atoms; and Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M.A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Patent number: 9234058
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition comprising a fluorinated polysulfinic acid or a salt thereof having the following formula (I): wherein X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, and CH3 and wherein at least one of X1, X2, or X3 is H; R1 is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from Br, Cl, I, F, CF3, and a perfluorinated alkyl group; M is a cation; p is 0 or 1; and n is at least 2. Also described is a method of making the partially fluorinated polysulfinic acid or salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zai-Ming Qiu, Gregg D. Dahlke, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9228112
    Abstract: Curable compositions comprising a benzoxazine component, a polyamine component and an ortho-dihydroxyaryl component are described. The compositions may be cured to produce compositions useful in coating, sealants, adhesive and many other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Mario A. Perez, Werner M. Grootaert
  • Patent number: 9212279
    Abstract: There are provided microemulsions derived from compositions containing oligomeric fluorosulfinic compounds and/or ethylenically unsaturated, polymerizable monomeric fluorosulfinic compounds and to their uses in (co)polymerization processes in aqueous emulsion of fluorinated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Fukushi, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Werner M.A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Larry A. Last, Peter J. Scott, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Patent number: 9187416
    Abstract: Described herein is a composition according to formula I or its precursor, formula II: CX1X3?CX2—(R1)p—CZ1 Z2-SO2M (I) wherein X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3 and CH3, and wherein at least one of X1, X2, or X3 is a H; R1 is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; p is 0 or 1; and M is a cation; and CX4X1X3—CX5X2—(R1)p—CZ1Z2-SO2M (II) wherein X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3 and CH3, wherein at least one of X1, X2, or X3 is a H, and X4 and X5 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br and I; R1 is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group, p is 0 or 1; and M is selected from F, and a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Zai-Ming Qiu, Gregg D. Dahlke, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 9187630
    Abstract: Described herein is a melt-processible polymer composition comprising: a non-fluorinated melt-processible polymer; and a fluoropolymer derived from the polymerization of a monomer and a sulfinate-containing molecule, wherein the sulfinate-containing molecule is selected from the group consisting of: (a) CX1X3?CX2—(R)p—CZ1Z2—SO2M Formula (I) (b) Formula (II); and (c) combinations thereof, wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; R1 and R2 are end-groups; p is 0 or 1; m is at least 2; and M is a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu