Fluorine Containing Monomer Contains F, C And H Only Or F And C Only Patents (Class 526/250)
  • Patent number: 10787587
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous dispersion capable of providing a coating film excellent in solvent resistance, stain resistance, and adhesion to a base material. The invention relates to an aqueous dispersion including a particulate polymer composite; a polyisocyanate compound; and water. The particulate polymer composite includes a fluoropolymer (A) and an acrylic polymer (B). Either or both of the fluoropolymer (A) and the acrylic polymer (B) contain a hydroxyl group and a hydrolyzable silyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Ishikawa, Akira Chida, Katsuhiko Imoto
  • Patent number: 10570231
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel linear, semi-crystalline fluoropolymers containing 0.5 to 25 mole percent of at least one vinyl ester monomer unit. At least 40 mole percent of the vinyl ester monomer units are present in the copolymer as single monomer units (not diads or triads or greater) between two fluoromonomer units. The invention also relates to a process for forming the fluoromonomers/vinyl ester copolymer. The fluoropolymer of the invention may be used in applications benefiting from a functional fluoropolymers including as a binder or coating in batteries, or for use in forming hydrophilic membranes and hollow fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Ramin Amin-Sanayei
  • Patent number: 10160820
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel linear, semi-crystalline fluoropolymers containing 0.5 to 25 mole percent of at least one vinyl ester monomer unit. At least 40 mole percent of the vinyl ester monomer units are present in the copolymer as single monomer units (not diads or triads or greater) between two fluoromonomer units. The invention also relates to a process for forming the fluoromonomers/vinyl ester copolymer. The fluoropolymer of the invention may be used in applications benefiting from a functional fluoropolymers including as a binder, or for use in forming hydrophilic membranes and hollow fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Ramin Amin-Sanayei
  • Patent number: 9879107
    Abstract: A fluorinated copolymer excellent in adhesion and elongation deformation processability. This fluorinated copolymer has carbonyl groups, its melting point is from 120 to 230° C., the ratio (X/W) of the melt tension X (N) to the load W (N) at the time of measuring the melt tension X, is from 0.5×10?4 to 2.0×10?4, it contains units derived from the following monomers (a), (b), and (c), the molar ratio of the units derived from the monomer (a) to the units derived from the monomer (b) is from 30/70 to 70/30, and the total content of the units derived from the monomer (a) and the units derived from the monomer (b) is from 80 to 99.995 mol % based on the total of all units (a), (b) and (c): Monomer (a): tetrafluoroethylene; Monomer (b): ethylene; Monomer (c): a monomer having two or more polymerizable carbon-carbon double bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Tatsuya Terada
  • Patent number: 9306135
    Abstract: A mold release film, which is adapted to be disposed on the cavity surface of a mold to form a resin-encapsulated portion by encapsulating a semiconductor element of a semiconductor device with a curable encapsulation resin, has a tensile modulus of elasticity of from 10 to 24 MPa at 132° C. as measured in accordance with JIS K 7127, and a peak peel resistance of at most 0.8 N/25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Kasai, Yoshiaki Higuchi, Masakazu Ataku, Daisuke Taguchi, Satoshi Otsugu
  • Patent number: 9156926
    Abstract: Provided are curable fluoroelastomers. Further provided are methods of making the curable elastomers, curable fluoroelastomer compositions and methods of making them and shaped articles made from the curable fluoroelastomer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kai Helmut Lochhaas, Klaus Hintzer, Michael Jürgens, Harald Kaspar, Alain Verschuere
  • Patent number: 9117952
    Abstract: A front sheet of solar cell, a method of manufacturing the same and a photovoltaic module are provided. The front sheet of solar cell can effectively block infrared rays (IRs) by forming an IR blocking layer including a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) material on a substrate. Thus, an increase in temperature of a cell can be suppressed so that the power generation efficiency of the cell can be improved. Also, the multi-layered sheet can be configured so that a UV blocking layer including a fluorine-based polymer and a wavelength conversion material can be formed on the IR blocking layer. Thus, wavelengths of a UV region can be converted into wavelengths of a VR region so that the power generation efficiency of the cell can be improved, and discoloration and deformation caused by UVs can be prevented so that the weather resistance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Cheol Kim, Moon Soo Park, Dae Hee Lee, Yoon Kyung Kwon, Hyun Seong Ko
  • Patent number: 9029464
    Abstract: Perfluoroelastomeric gel having the following properties: appearance: transparent gelatinous solid; water content between 10% and 90% by weight; density between 1.1 and 2.1 g/cm3; said gel satisfies the following test: dried in a stove at 90° C. until a constant weight gives curable perfluoroelastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay Solexis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Arrigoni, Marco Apostolo, Margherita Albano
  • Patent number: 8993695
    Abstract: Heat aging of the composition comprising melt-fabricable tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer, the alkyl containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms and melt flowable polytetrafluoroethylene is effective to cause thermal transformation of the composition in the solid state, which is epitaxial co-crystallization of the polymer components of the composition, and other valuable changes, such as increased continuous use temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jacob Lahijani
  • Patent number: 8980404
    Abstract: A composition for imprints comprising a polymerizable monomer, a photopolymerization initiator, and a polymer having a functional group with at least one of a fluorine atom or a silicon atom and having a polymerizable functional group, wherein the polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of at least 2000 and the amount of the polymer is from 0.01 to 20% by mass relative to the polymerizable monomer, is excellent in patternability and mold releasability, capable of forming good patterns and free from a problem of mold contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 8952115
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a fluoropolymer which produces a large number of particles with a small particle size using a specific non-fluorous compound having surfactant ability. The method for producing a fluoropolymer includes aqueous dispersion polymerization of a monomer including at least one fluoroolefin in the presence of a compound represented by the formula: CH2?CHCH2—O—(C?O)CHXCH2COO(CH2)nCH3 (in the formula, X is H or SO3Y wherein Y is NH4 or an alkaline metal; and n is an integer of 0 to 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Imoto, Shumi Nishii, Yoshinari Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20140370418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monomer (6, 14) carrying an imidazole-type heterocycle (3). According to the invention, the chemical structure of said monomer (6, 14) comprises at least one unit of formula (I) wherein R1 comprises an alkenyl grouping and R2 comprises a grouping for protecting one of the nitrogen atoms of the heterocycle. The invention also relates to a monomer carrying a benzimidazole-type heterocycle, and to protected polymers obtained from said monomers, deprotected polymers produced by the protected polymers, a proton exchange membrane based on deprotected polymers, and a fuel cell provided with said membrane. Furthermore, the invention relates to methods for producing the above-mentioned monomers and polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES S.A., CNRS (CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE)
    Inventors: Xavier Glipa, Bruno Ameduri, Louis Delon, Deborah Jones, Jacques Roziere, Guillaume Frutsaert
  • Patent number: 8895681
    Abstract: Amorphous hydrofluoroolefin telomers are prepared by a free-radical polymerization process conducted at high temperature and pressure in the presence of non-monomeric chain transfer agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jon Lee Howell, Clay Woodward Jones, Robert Clayton Wheland
  • Patent number: 8883313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polytetrafluoroethylene powder having moldability/processability as well as electrical characteristics in microwave bands. The present invention is a modified polytetrafluoroethylene powder which has (1) a dielectric loss tangent at 12 GHz of not higher than 2.0×10?4 and (2) a cylinder extrusion pressure of not higher than 45 MPa at a reduction ratio of 1600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Yasuhiko Sawada, Shunji Kasai, Shuji Tagashira, Makoto Ono, Takahiro Taira, Hiroyuki Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8877870
    Abstract: A fluorinated elastic copolymer which has iodine atoms, bromine atoms, or both iodine and bromine atoms, at its molecular terminals and which includes repeating units (a) based on tetrafluoroethylene, repeating units (b) based on a fluorinated monomer having one polymerizable unsaturated bond (provided that tetrafluoroethylene is excluded), and repeating units (c) based on a fluorinated monomer having at least two polymerizable unsaturated bonds, wherein the ratio (molar ratio) of the repeating units (a) to the repeating units (b) is (a)/(b)=40/60 to 90/10, and the proportion of the repeating units (c) based on the total amount of the repeating units (a) and the repeating units (b) is from 0.01 to 1 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Funaki, Kunio Watanabe, Keigo Matsuura, Ng Soon Yeng
  • Patent number: 8829087
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide polymers for forming layers/films useful in the manufacture of a variety of types of optoelectronic displays. Such embodiments also provide compositions of such polymers for forming such layers/films where the formed layers/films have high transparency over the visible light spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Promerus, LLC, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Onishi, Larry F. Rhodes, Nobuo Tagashira
  • Patent number: 8815490
    Abstract: The radiation-sensitive resin composition includes a first polymer, a second polymer and a radiation sensitive acid generator. The first polymer includes a repeating unit represented by formula (1). The second polymer includes an acid labile group and is dissociated by an action of acid so that alkali solubility is given by dissociation of said acid labile group. R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or a trifluoromethyl group. R2 represents a single bond or a divalent linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 1-20 carbon atoms. X represents a fluorine atom-substituted methylene group or a linear or branched fluoroalkylene group having 2-20 carbon atoms. R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Matsuda, Tomohisa Fujisawa, Yukari Hama, Takanori Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8785580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyvinylidene fluoride polymer having an ultra-high molecular weight, and unexpected physical properties. The ultra-high molecular weight polymer is clear, has a lower melting point, reduced crystallinity, excellent impact resistance, and a high elongation at the yield point. The ultra-high molecular weight polyvinylidene fluoride can be alone, or blended with other polymers, in final applications and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Ramin Amin-Sanayei
  • Patent number: 8765890
    Abstract: A novel aqueous polymerization process for making fluoropolymer dispersions is disclosed in which non-ionic non-fluorinated emulsifier is used to produce fluoropolymer emulsions. The emulsifiers contain blocks of polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol and/or polytetramethylene glycol. The process and fluoropolymer produced contain no fluorinated surfactant. The fluoropolymers have excellent resistance to discoloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Mehdi Durali, Patrick Kappler, Greylan Burch
  • Patent number: 8765397
    Abstract: A cell dispersion method, a cell dispersing agent and a cell measurement method, each of which can disperse a cell mass while reducing damage to a cell are provided. Upon dispersing a cell mass, a fluororesin particle is used. A cell mass composed of an aggregated of multiple cells is mixed with a fluororesin particle in a liquid medium, thereby separating the cell mass into individual cells to disperse the cells. In addition, the dispersed cells are measured by flow cytometry, thereby carrying out cell measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kabata
  • Patent number: 8722809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preparation process for converting to a vinylidene fluoride elastomer having a group having sulfinic acid, sulfinic acid derivative, sulfonic acid or sulfonic acid derivative at one end or both ends of its trunk chain, and the preparation process provides a vinylidene fluoride elastomer having, at one end or both ends of its trunk chain, end groups represented by the formula: —CR1R2—CR3R4—SO2H, wherein R1 to R4 may be the same or different and each is hydrogen atom or fluorine atom, by allowing a vinylidene fluoride elastomer having, at one end or both ends of its trunk chain, end groups represented by the formula: —CR1R2—CR3R4—X1, wherein R1 to R4 are as defined above, X1 is bromine atom or iodine atom, to react with a sulfur compound represented by the formula: (M1)nH2-nS2O4, wherein M1 is a monovalent or divalent metal ion or ammonium ion, n is an integer of 0 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Komatsu, Haruhiko Mohri, Hirokazu Aoyama, Takanori Fukushima, Takuzo Aida
  • Patent number: 8722780
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perfluoroelastomer composition comprising: a perfluoroelastomer having a nitrogen-containing curing site; and a catalyst mixture comprising: a tertiary amine; and an organic dicarboxylic acid represented by general formula (1) or (2) in an amount of 0.4 to 2 mol per mol of the tertiary amine: HOOC—COOH??(1) HOOC-A-COOH??(2) wherein A in formula (2) is an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group, which may be partially or fully fluorinated. Also disclosed is a perfluoroelastomer molded article obtained from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimizu, Naoya Kuzawa, Takeshi Kuboyama, Hideyuki Shishitani
  • Patent number: 8710149
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: at least one thermoplastic hydrogen-containing fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; and from 0.1 to 10% by weight of (A) of at least one per(halo)fluoropolymer chosen among tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymers having a dynamic viscosity at a shear rate of 1 rad sec?1 of less than 10 Pa sec at a temperature of 280° C. [polymer (B)]. The addition of a TFE copolymer [polymer (B)] of low melt viscosity advantageously enables improvement of rheological behavior of thermoplastic hydrogen-containing fluoropolymer (A), making possible processing in less severe conditions and yielding final parts with outstanding surface aspect and good homogeneity and coherency. Still objects of the invention are a process for manufacturing said thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition and the articles, such as shaped articles, films, cable sheathing, pipes, flexible pipes, hollow bodies comprising said thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay Solexis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Julio Abusleme, Alessio Marrani
  • Patent number: 8697822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the polymerization in an aqueous medium of monomers, and especially of fluoromonomers, using non-fluorinated surfactants; and the fluoropolymers formed therefrom. Specifically, the method of the polymerization uses one or more non-fluorinated surfactants selected from the group consisting of polyvinylphosphonic acid, polyacrylic acids, polyvinyl sulfonic acid, and salts thereof. Additionally, the use of polyvinylphosphonic acid, polyacrylic acids, polyvinyl sulfonic acid as surfactants in aqueous free radical polymerization is also novel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Durali, Lotfi Hedhli, Ramin Amin-Sanayei
  • Publication number: 20140069685
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing elastomer composition includes a fluorine-containing resin including a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and ?-olefin having carbon number of 2 to 4. The copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and ?-olefin having carbon number of 2 to 4 is configured such that a peak integrated value of ?132 ppm relative to a peak integrated value 10,000 of ?110 to ?125 ppm falls within the range of 0.3 to 2.0 in nuclear magnetic resonance analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanobu Nakahashi
  • Patent number: 8637144
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of a true tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer of the fine powder type is provided, wherein the copolymer contains polymerized comonomer units of at least one comonomer other than TFE in concentrations of at least or exceeding 1.0 weight percent, and which can exceed 5.0 weight percent, wherein the copolymer is expandable, that is, the copolymer may be expanded to produce strong, useful, expanded TFE copolymeric articles having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by fibrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Ford
  • Patent number: 8623977
    Abstract: The present invention involves a cross-linked carboxylic acid hydrophobically modified copolymer product in which cross-linked carboxylic acid is modified with a non-hydrocarbyl hydrophobe, namely, poly(dimethyl siloxane) or fluoronated alkyl methacrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Sung G. Chu, Dekai Loo, Hong Yang
  • Patent number: 8575287
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a PTFE fine powder having a low paste extrusion pressure property by a simple method. The method for producing a PTFE fine power comprises emulsion polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in the presence of an aqueous medium, a fluorinated surfactant and a radical polymerization initiator, to produce an aqueous PTFE emulsion, and coagulating it in the presence of at least one bulk density-reducing compound selected from the group consisting of ammonia, an ammonium salt and urea in an amount of from 0.4 to 10 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinya Higuchi, Yasuhiko Matsuoka, Shigeki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8557474
    Abstract: A fluorosulfonyl group-containing monomer having a high polymerization reactivity and plural fluorosulfonyl groups, a fluorosulfonyl group-containing polymer and a sulfonic acid group-containing polymer, obtained by using the monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Atsushi Watakabe, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Masao Iwaya, Susumu Saito
  • Patent number: 8536237
    Abstract: An ionomeric membrane formed of a sulphonic (per)fluorinated ionomer wherein the sulphonic groups are at the end of short side chains (SSC), said ionomer having: equivalent weight between 700 and 1600 g/eq; side chains of formula: —O—CF2—CF2—SO3?M+, wherein M is hydrogen or an alkaline metal; said membrane having the following combination of properties: size variations, for both the orthogonal directions xy of the plane, lower than 15%, measured after dipping of the ionomeric membrane, dried at 105° C. under vacuum for one hour, in demineralized water at 100° C. for 30 minutes; the membrane, dipped at the temperature of 50° C. for 22 hours in a water/ethanol mixture containing 40% by weight of alcohol, remains integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay Solexis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Ghielmi, Paola Vaccarono, Vincenzo Arcella
  • Patent number: 8524835
    Abstract: Disclosed is a peroxide-crosslinkable fluoroelastomer obtained by copolymerization of 0.1 to 20 mol % of a mixture of fluoroolefin iodides represented by the general formulae: CnF2n+1CF2CH?CF(CF2CF2)mI [Ia] and CnF2n+1CF?CHCF2(CF2CF2)mI [Ib], wherein n is an integer of 0 to 5, and m is an integer of 1 to 3. The peroxide-crosslinkable fluoroelastomer is copolymerized with a monomer having a side chain containing a peroxide-crosslinkable halogen atom, and has excellent vulcanizate physical properties and improved compression set characteristics when subjected to peroxide crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Unimatec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Murai, Mitsuru Maeda, Seiichiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20130123448
    Abstract: A method for capturing certain fluorinated vinyl monomers from a gaseous mixture using ionic liquids is described. The gaseous mixture is contacted with at least one ionic liquid, whereby at least a portion of the fluorinated vinyl monomer is absorbed by the ionic liquid. The method is useful for reducing emissions of fluorinated vinyl monomers and for increasing the product yields in the manufacture of polymers from these monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: CHARLES JOSEPH NOELKE, Mark Brandon Shiflett
  • Publication number: 20130089671
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a novel polymeric material formed, at least in part, from monomeric material comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (CF3CF?CH2, 1234yf), to polymeric compositions, to coating compositions, and to uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • Patent number: 8415439
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ETFE-type copolymer having a high melt tension and excellent blow moldability. An ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer which comprises ethylene units, tetrafluoroethylene units and units of a monomer (A) having at least two copolymerizable double bonds and which has a ratio (X/W) of its melt tension (XmN) to a load (Wkg) applied for the measurement of the melt tension being at least 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shintaro Fukunaga, Atsushi Funaki
  • Patent number: 8378063
    Abstract: A process for producing fluoropolymer particles includes preparing a solution/dispersion containing fluoropolymer dissolved/dispersed in a first solvent such that the swelling of fluoropolymer by the first solvent is from 50 to 1,200%, and mixing the solution/dispersion with a second solvent such that fluoropolymer forms particles and the swelling of fluoropolymer by the mixture of the first and second solvents is from 0 to 100%. WC/WB is in the range of from 1 to 5, WB represents mass of the first solvent, WC/ represents mass of the second solvent, WC/WB represents a ratio of the mass of the second solvent to the mass of the first solvent. SBC/SB is at most 0.5. SBC represents the swelling by the mixture of the first and second solvents, SB represents the swelling by the first solvent, and SBC/SB represents a ratio of the swelling by the mixture to the swelling by the first solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Susumu Saito, Tetsuji Shimohira, Takashi Saeki, Junichi Tayanagi
  • Patent number: 8362167
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound and tautomeric forms thereof having the formula: wherein Rf1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a straight chain, branched secondary or branched tertiary C1-C20 perfluoroalkyl group optionally containing ether or thioether linkages and C1-C10 perfluoroalicyclic group optionally containing ether or thioether groups; Rf2 is a straight or branched C1-C20 perfluoroalkylene group optionally substituted with ether and thiother linkages; and X is selected from the group consisting of fluorine and The invention also provides perfluoroelastomeric compositions cured with the perfluoroimidoylamidines of the invention as well as combinations of perfluoroimidoylamidines and other curing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: LODESTAR Inc.
    Inventors: Gubanov Viktor Andreevich, Kollar Alexander Nikolaevich, Volkova Margarita Alekseevna, Tsipkina Irina Mikhailovna
  • Patent number: 8354201
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a first flow field plate defining at least one flow field channel. A cathode catalyst layer is disposed over at least a portion of the first flow field plate. A polymeric ion conducting membrane is disposed over cathode catalyst layer. An anode catalyst layer is disposed over the polymeric ion conducting membrane. Finally, a second flow field plate defining at least one flow field channel is disposed over the anode catalyst layer. The polymeric ion conducting membrane extends beyond the cathode catalyst layer and the anode catalyst layer such that the fuel cell has at least one peripheral region with the polymeric catalyst layer interposed between first flow field plate and the second flow field plate without the cathode catalyst layer and the anode catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Sean M MacKinnon, Timothy J. Fuller, Annette M. Brenner
  • Patent number: 8349523
    Abstract: To provide an electrolyte membrane having excellent dimensional stability even upon absorption of water, a high proton conductance and high power generation performance; and a process for producing the electrolyte membrane with a high productivity. An electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which is made mainly of an ion exchange resin and reinforced with a nonwoven fabric made of fiber of a fluororesin wherein at least some of intersecting points of the fiber are fixed, and which has, as the outermost layer on one side or each side, a layer not reinforced, made of an ion exchange resin which may be the same as or different from the above ion exchange resin, wherein the fluororesin is an ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer having a melting point of at most 240° C., and the above fixing is fixing by fusion of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Seigo Kotera, Hiroyuki Watabe, Shigeru Aida
  • Patent number: 8338517
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions comprising surfactant represented by a formula selected from the group consisting of: [Rf—(O)t—CHF—(CF2)n—COO?]iXi+; {[Rf—(O)t—CQH—CF2—O]m—R—COO?}iXi+; {[Rf—(O)t—CQH—CF2—O]m—R—SO3?}iXi+; and [CF3CFH—O—(CF2)p—COO?]iXi+; wherein Rf represents a partially or fully fluorinated aliphatic group optionally interrupted with at least one oxygen atom; Q is selected from the group consisting of F and CF3; R is selected from the group consisting of alkylene and arylene; Xi+ represents a cation having a valence i, wherein i is 1, 2 or 3; t is 0 or 1; m is 1, 2, or 3; n is 0 or 1; and p is an integer from 1 to 6. The aqueous composition comprises a non-fluorinated polymer and is essentially free of fluoropolymers. Methods of coating a surface and an article having a surface in contact with the composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Michael S. Terrazas
  • Patent number: 8333360
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polymeric molds that can be used to make molded articles. The polymeric molds are made from cyclic olefin polymers that may be formed by ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of a polycyclic monomer having two or more reactive double bonds and a cyclic monomer comprising one reactive double bond. Fluorinated monomers may be used. The polymeric molds may be structured molds in that they have at least one microstructured feature having a dimension of less than about 2 mm, or less than about 500 um. The polymeric molds may also have a plurality of such microstructured features. Also disclosed herein are methods of making the polymeric molds, methods of making molded articles therefrom, and the molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Rule, Kevin M. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8334351
    Abstract: An FEP pellet having a volatile content of 0.2% by weight or less. The FEP pellet satisfies the following requirements (i) and (ii) when used to form a insulating material coating a core wire by extrusion coating at a coating speed of 2,800 ft/min.: (i) an adhesive strength between the insulating material and said core wire of 0.8 kg or more; and (ii) an average number of cone-breaks in the insulating material of one or less per 50,000 feet of the coated core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kono, Takayuki Hirao, George Lin, Kazuyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8263719
    Abstract: A polymerization process for producing a tetra-fluoroethylene copolymer, and the copolymer produced thereby, are provided. The copolymer is of the dispersion/fine powder type and contains polymerized tetrafluoroethylene monomer units and co-polymerized higher homologous comonomer units having the formula (CnF(2n+1))CH?CH2, wherein 6?n<10, in which the primary particles are believed to have a core and shell structure and the polymerized comonomer units are present in an amount from 0.01 mol % to 0.3 mol %, based upon total copolymer composition. The copolymer has a raw dispersion primary particle size (RDPS) of less than 0.210 microns coupled with a standard specific gravity (SSG) of less than 2.143. Preferably the copolymer has comonomer units present in an amount from 0.05 mol % and 0.25 mol % and the RDPS is within the range between 0.178 microns and 0.200 microns, coupled with a SSG of less than 2.140.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Sabol, Richard L. Baillie
  • Patent number: 8247505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a fluorine-containing elastomer in a high productivity comparable to that of non-iodine transfer polymerization process by carrying out an iodine transfer polymerization at high pressure. The present invention also provides a fluorine-containing elastomer prepared by this process, and fluorine-containing molded articles. The process is a batch copolymerization process conducted under conditions that the reduced temperature of the critical constant is at least 0.95 and the reduced pressure of the critical constant is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Nishimura, Masaki Irie, Sadashige Irie, Manabu Fujisawa, Satoshi Tokuno, Mitsuru Kishine
  • Patent number: 8247506
    Abstract: This invention provides a polytetrafluoroethylene powder capable of giving moldings which are improved in surface roughness Ra, tensile strength and/or tensile elongation as compared with the prior art ones and can be excellent in dielectric breakdown strength and, further, can be excellent, if desired, in apparent density and/or powder flowability as well, and a method of producing a polytetrafluoroethylene molding powder. The present invention is a PTFE powder wherein a surface roughness Ra of molded articles a1 for measurement is less than 0.92 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Daiken Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsuji, Michio Asano, Masamichi Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 8236213
    Abstract: A process for producing a perfluoropolymer, the process including extruding a polymer obtained by polymerizing a perfluoromonomer to prepare strands, and bringing a gas comprising from 3 to 50 volume % of fluorine gas into contact with the strands; the process being conducted on an apparatus that includes an extruder for melting and extruding the polymer obtained by polymerizing a perfluoromonomer, a die having a plurality of pores for preparing the strands from the molten polymer extruded, and a fluorination tank for bringing the gas comprising from 3 to 50 volume % of fluorine gas into contact with the strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kasahara, Noriaki Miyaki, Fusaaki Takeo, Satoshi Shiratori
  • Patent number: 8231957
    Abstract: Improved expanded PTFE materials and improved gasket materials made therefrom, the gaskets being capable of forming a seal with greater bolt load retention than is possible with existing PTFE gaskets. The expanded PTFE membranes of the invention can be tailored to exhibit a matrix tensile strength in at least one direction of at least 25,000 psi, a matrix tensile strength ratio in two orthogonal directions of between 0.25 and 4, an orientation index of 50° or less, and a density of 2.0 g/cc or less. The improved gaskets exhibit improved mechanical properties such as high bolt load retention, low creep, high tensile strength, low stress to seal and high crystallinity index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bowen, Kevin Edward Dove, Carl Jones, Raymond B. Minor
  • Patent number: 8226876
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method to produce a semi-crystalline fluoro-polymer film. A semi-crystalline fluoro-polymer material is used. The material is compressed to produce the film. During compression, the material is maintained at a temperature below the melting point of the material. The compression step can be cycled to allow cooling of the material between compression stages. Alternative methods are provided for compressing the material with a co-extrusion substrate, extruding the material and utilizing mandrel expansion for the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: O. Richard Hughes, Alfred R. Austen
  • Publication number: 20120184697
    Abstract: A polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer with a fluoroolefin selected from 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 2-chloro-pentafluoropropene, hexafluoropropylene, trifluoroethylene, chlorotrifluoroethylene, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethylpropene and a mixture thereof, wherein the stoichiometry of the co-monomers defines the barrier properties of the copolymer. Such polymers include moisture barrier copolymers and oxygen barrier copolymer. Processes for preparing such moisture barrier copolymers and oxygen barrier copolymers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: GEORGE J. SAMUELS, GREGORY J. SHAFER, TAO LI, CLINTON A. THRELFALL, NANCY IWAMOTO, ERIC J. RAINAL
  • Patent number: 8217126
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel fluoroolefins of formula Rf—O—(CF2CF2)n(CH2CF2)m—CH?CH2, wherein n is 1 or 2, m is 0 or 1 and Rf is a C1-C8 fluoroalkyl or fluoroalkoxy group. The fluoroolefins may be oxidized to manufacture fluorinated carboxylic acids. Also disclosed are fluoropolymers comprising copolymerized units of the fluoroolefins of the invention and at least one other fluoromonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Ming-Hong Hung, Sheng Peng
  • Patent number: RE44096
    Abstract: There is provided a material which is free from fading into white due to surface scattering and is useful as a laminated article having excellent adhesion and practical low reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sato, Tsuyoshi Itagaki, Yasuo Itami