Patents Assigned to Avery International Corporation
  • Patent number: 5346766
    Abstract: A positionable-repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive may be repeatedly applied to a surface and removed during an initial installation time period. The adhesive contains an adhesive base resin and coacting detackifying resin and particulate components which temporarily reduce the tack and peel strength of the adhesive. Upon passage of time and/or application of thermal energy, adhesion build-up occurs to a maximum value. The pressure-sensitive adhesive may be used as an adhesive layer in a laminate for tapes, signs and decorative and protective applications including vehicle marking and architectural installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Otter, Gary R. Watts
  • Patent number: 5221394
    Abstract: A process of making backed, pressure-adherent carpeting. A construction is assembled comprising a backing-film and an adhesive on one side of the backing film, and then, in a separate step, the other side of the backing film is heat-laminated to a web of carpeting to thereby reinforce the carpeting and provide it with an adhesive. The carpeting is both reinforced and rendered adherent in a single pass of the carpeting and at a single station in the carpet-manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Epple, Carol A. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 5192612
    Abstract: A positionable-repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive may be repeatedly applied to a surface and removed during an initial installation time period. The adhesive contains an adhesive base resin and coacting detackifying resin and particulate components which temporarily reduce the tack and peel strength of the adhesive. Upon passage of time and/or application of thermal energy, adhesion build-up occurs to a maximum value. The pressure-sensitive adhesive may be used as an adhesive layer in a laminate for tapes, signs and decorative and protective applications including vehicle marking and architectural installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Otter, Gary R. Watts
  • Patent number: 5104036
    Abstract: A multi-purpose mailer for sending a message to an addressee for which a response is desired via a reply envelope which is provided by the sender of the mailer. The mailer has two sheets so that the mailer is of a uniformed thickness. When folded, one of the sheets acts as a transmittal envelope portion which may be used to send the mailer to the addressee. One end of the mailer detaches from the remaining portion of the mailer and comprises a reply envelope which the addressee may send back to the sender of the mailer in response to a message printed on the second sheet opposite the transmittal envelope portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Rutkowski, Bruce Morrison, Omar Attia
  • Patent number: 5042842
    Abstract: A high security label is disclosed which includes a multiple layer security label with a base layer with a permanent adhesive coated on its lower surface. Indicia or markings are applied to the bottom surface of the top layer. The top layer is laminated to the upper surface of the base layer by a permanent patterned adhesive. The patterned adhesive is formed so as to leave a portion of the upper surface of the base layer and the bottom surface of the top layer free from adhesive. The markings are applied to the bottom surface of the top layer in at least the adhesive free areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Green, Ronald J. Reiss, Douglas W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5040461
    Abstract: A label printer and dispenser web transport system includes a motor driven platen and a print head resiliently directed against the platen between which an ink foil and label web are passed. The web travels over a triangular peeler bar disposed closely adjacent the platen and is then returned to the platen for passage between the platen and a spring biased idler roll deformably engaging the platen to maintain web tension over the peeler bar. The print head is pivotally mounted and is moved out of engagement with the platen when the print head is not printing. The ink foil is not advanced when the print head is moved away from the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: William G. Van-Ocker
  • Patent number: 5028485
    Abstract: The invention provides a pressure sensitive adhesive composition suitable for skin contact and comprising a polymer, copolymer or mixture of polymers and/or copolymers and optionally usual additives, and further comprising 1-20% by weight, based on the total amount of the composition, of at least one silane compound. Preferably the silane compound contains at least one amino functional group. Further the invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive tape and medical accessories provided with the above described adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Adrianus C. P. van Hooijdonk
  • Patent number: 5011867
    Abstract: Electron-beam cure by itself or in combination with multifunctional additives is used to improve the high-temperature shear properties of emulsion polymerized pressure-sensitive adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Prakash Mallya, Sebastian S. Plamthottam, Yehuda Ozari
  • Patent number: 4994538
    Abstract: There is provided inherently tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive polymers prepared by emulsion polymerization and containing an interpolymerized amount of a reactive silicone acrylate polymer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid one or more alkyl acrylates, preferably a mixture of butyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate. Methyl acrylate and vinyl acetate are optionally present. The polymers have initial repositionability, long term permanence and excellent water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Ivan S. P. Lee
  • Patent number: 4962603
    Abstract: An index tab for mounting on a sheet member, which is provided with keying means in the form of a protrusion, comprises a mainly planar base sheet. A first side of the base sheet comprises a non-adhesive printing surface and a second side of the base sheet includes an adhesive coating. A non-adhesive region disposed on the second side forms an adhesive-free pocket for guiding and receiving the keying means when the base sheet is folded about an intermediate fold line for mounting on the sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Kim Y. Kao, Stephanie A. Streeter
  • Patent number: 4948028
    Abstract: A variable size envelope with a single closure flap that may be selectively folded along either of two different fold lines to provide two different sizes of envelopes. A pocket for holding papers or other documents may be formed by a single rear panel or two rear panels joined together. The height of the closure flap is preferably equal to the height of the panels so that the envelope when folded into a smaller size presents a flat envelope of uniform thickness which may be processed through automatic mechanical printing equipment, laser printing equipment and copying machines, then unfolded and later used as a larger size envelope. Adhesive strips are provided on the closure flap for the purpose of sealing the envelope. The adhesive used for the strips is preferably a stable, water-activated, or moisture-activated adhesive, which is not significantly affected by either heat or exposure to high humidity facilitating use of the envelope during laser printing or xerographic copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Vollowitz
  • Patent number: 4948825
    Abstract: There are provided a pressure-sensitive adhesive and other compositions which free radical cured mixtures of at least one unsaturated elastomeric polymer and at least one organic additive which is substantially nonresponsive to action of free radicals and present in an amount sufficient to modify the properties of the cured elastomeric polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 4946532
    Abstract: Film-forming means are coextruded to form all plastic multilayer liners and facestocks for pressure-sensitive labels, tapes, decals, signs, bumper stickers, and other products formed from sheet and roll stock. Fill means in a change for the liner coextrusion affects stiffness and dimensional stability of the liner and/or affects the roughness of a liner face or faces. The film materials of the layers of the constructions are selected according to the cost/benefit characteristics of candidate materials considering the functional or operational requirements of the layer in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Melvin S. Freeman
  • Patent number: 4944888
    Abstract: Inherently tacky infusible pressure-sensitive adhesive microspheres prepared by polymerizing at least one monomer which when polymerized will form a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a glass transition temperature less than about -20.degree. C. in a medium in which the monomer is substantially insoluble and in the presence of a surfactant and a suspension stabilizer which are soluble in the organic medium and substantially insoluble in the monomer under conditions of shear sufficient to form suspended particles of a size less than 200 microns. The formed microspheres are transferred to a volatile organic medium and separated from the medium in which they were formed by a centrifugal separator at a force of at least 2,000 times the force of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Prakash Mallya, Yehuda Ozari, Colin C. Smith
  • Patent number: 4925908
    Abstract: A removable pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprises an acrylic-based emulsion polymer having a gel content of from about 70 to about 90% comprises about 90 to 99.5 parts alkyl acrylate monomers, up to about 2 parts polar monomers and up to about one part of a multifunctional acrylate monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret Bernard, Stansliv Berman
  • Patent number: 4925714
    Abstract: Multilayer laminates are made by extruding two polymeric films of different composition and forming them in contact with each other to provide a peelable interface, and forming a divisible core structure by permanently combining one of said films with a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive and combining the other film with at least one additional layer. The invention is useful for providing "dry" or non-tacky peelable labels and for providing renewable surfaces on articles such as trays or other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Melvin S. Freedman
  • Patent number: 4923317
    Abstract: A brushless white-out correcting fluid applicator for use in applying white-out fluid to paper without using a brush. The white-out fluid is a suspension including a substantial proportion of white or substantially white particles, such as titanium dioxide, or other color particles. The applicator includes a wear-resistant, porous tip and a regulator between the tip and a reservoir. The regulator may be formed of foam material, and the tip may be of sturdy porous plastic. The size of the pores in the tip and regulator are large enough so that they do not become clogged with particles in the white-out fluid. The regulator prevents the tip from dripping by regulating the rate at which fluid can leave the reservoir. The size of the pores adjacent the reservoir may be different than the size of the pores and passageways adjacent the tip. The applicator may be provided with an air-tight cap to avoid drying out between uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Willis E. Bishop, Ghanshyam H. Popat, Chen Tien-Tsung, Manuel W. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 4919999
    Abstract: There is provided a porous tape useful as a stoma-bag tape formed of a woven or non-woven web having on one surface a porous pressure sensitive adhesive and providing at the opposed surface a thermoplastic material which is weldable to another thermoplastic film. The construction has a moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 150 g/m.sup.2 /24 hr at 37.degree. C. and will withstand a hydrostatic column of a 0.9% NaCl-H.sub.2 O solution at 11.5 cm height for at least 20 seconds without leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Petrus L. A. Maria Van Soom
  • Patent number: 4915288
    Abstract: An envelope having a single peel-off backing sheet covering strips of pressure sensitive adhesive located along the sides of a panel of the envelope, which facilitates processing through automatic mechanical sheet feed printing equipment, laser printing equipment and feed through copy machines prior to folding the panel in order to form an envelope. Before the panel is folded, the panel, peel-off backing sheet, and peel-off strip attached to an adhesive strip on the envelope's closure flap provide a flat sheet of uniform thickness which can be easily processed through printing and copying equipment. After indicia is printed on the panel or copying is completed, an envelope may be formed by peeling the single backing sheet off the pressure sensitive strips, folding the envelope about a fold line located near the middle of the panel, and pressing the strips of pressure sensitive adhesive at the sides of the panel together so that a pocket is formed for holding a letter or other document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventors: Kim Y. Kao, Stefan C. Wegdell, Wayne L. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 4913926
    Abstract: Dual layer, pressure sensitive label sheets for ion deposition printing, use an adhesive on the back of the labels in the form of geometric patterns with narrow, adhesive-free bands between the geometric patterns. The patterns may be hexagonal or diamonds, for example, so that the edges of the die-cut labels will be held down; and the adhesive-free areas may be less than 1/16 inch, preferably in the other of 1/32 inch in width so that with the high pressures encountered in ion deposition printing, curl-free labels with high resolution printing is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne L. Rutkowski