Patents Assigned to H. B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20090301006
    Abstract: A multi-pane window unit is described which comprises a. a first glass pane (1) having an inner surface (1.1) with an edge region and an outer surface (1.2) with an edge region, b. a second glass pane (2) having an inner surface (2.1) with an edge region and an outer surface (2.2) with an edge region, c. a spacer composed of (c a) a hollow profile (3) which can be filled with moisture-absorbing material, and whose inner space for the moisture-absorbing material is defined at least by two side walls (5) and a rear wall (6), wherein the inner space has a connection to the gap between the panes, and wherein a first sealant (7) is arranged between the side walls (5) of the hollow profile and the inner surfaces of the first and second glass panes, or (c b) a spacer (8) made of a non-flowing polymeric material d.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventor: Randolf Karrer
  • Publication number: 20090304956
    Abstract: A polysulphide-containing two-component adhesive/sealant consists of a binder component and a curing agent component, and is suitable for use as the secondary seal in the edge region of the insulating glass and/or for bonding the insulating glass unit in the frame or window sash of a window unit in a friction locked manner according to the process of rebate base bonding or back bedding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Probster, Stefan Grimm, Mario Lang
  • Publication number: 20090226732
    Abstract: A method of making a wound glass filament web, the method including forming a plurality of continuous glass filaments, winding the filaments on a drum, and contacting the filaments with an aqueous binder composition having a pH of at least 4.0 and including an aqueous carboxy functional polymer and a condensation catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart C. Anderson, Wayne P. Miller
  • Patent number: 7563479
    Abstract: This invention relates to a non-contact coating method for producing a continuous coating and articles constructed therefrom. This invention further relates to a method for producing a textile material with a moisture-impermeable barrier layer and to a method for producing a moisture-absorbing article of hygiene which has such a barrier layer. This invention particularly relates to a textile material and hygienic disposable articles comprising a body fluid impermeable barrier layer produced from said coating method. Preferably, the thermoplastic composition used in the method for producing the barrier layer exhibits certain rheological characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc
    Inventors: Harald Werenicz, Thomas Wittkopf, Gerhard Voss, Peter Remmers, Mark G. Katsaros, Robert G. Polance, II, Mark S. Kroll
  • Publication number: 20090120577
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composition that includes a first tackifying agent that includes phenol-modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin, thermoplastic polymer that includes ethylene copolymer, and a first wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Eichler-Johnson, Vitaly Rogachevsky
  • Patent number: 7438951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crosslinked aqueous solution polymer composition consisting of about 15 wt-% to about 50 wt-% of at least one water soluble monomer, preferably an alpha, beta-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer and a crosslinking agent. The polymer solution is sufficiently low enough in viscosity such that it can be applied in aqueous form, yet after crosslinking possesses a fast rate of acquisition and is high absorption capacity. The invention also relates to new methods of enhancing the absorbency of various articles, increasing the humectancy and/or absorbency of a fiber or fibrous matrix, improving the water retention of soil and other agricultural methods, and increasing the open time of cement by incorporating or applying an aqueous superabsorbent polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart C. Anderson, Wayne P. Miller
  • Publication number: 20080254270
    Abstract: A continuous film that includes ethylene copolymer selected from the group consisting of ethylene vinyl acetate, ethylene n-butylacrylate carbon monoxide, ethylene vinyl acetate carbon monoxide, and combinations thereof. The film exhibits a moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 100 g/m2/day when measured according to MVTR Test Method I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing Inc.
    Inventors: Sharf U. Ahmed, Peter Remmers, Andualem W. Emiru, Joachim Baumung
  • Patent number: 7414090
    Abstract: A process for making an insulating glass assembly is disclosed, the process including applying a sealant composition to a surface of a spacer; contacting the sealant composition with a glass pane, and applying pressure on the glass pane to bond the glass pane to the spacer through the sealant composition, the pressure being applied at an ambient temperature of from about 15° C. to about 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc
    Inventors: Bing Wang, John E. Greenzweig, Mark E. Hackbarth
  • Patent number: 7413801
    Abstract: An aqueous composition that includes a) aqueous hydroxy functional, carboxy functional polymer including the reaction product of at least 5% by weight ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated hydroxy monomer, at least 30% by weight ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, from 0% by weight to less than 50% by weight ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nonhydroxy functional, noncarboxy functional monomer, and chain transfer agent, and b) condensation accelerator, and articles that include a nonwoven web including glass fibers, and cured aqueous binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Miller, Stewart C. Anderson, Michael J. Dochniak
  • Patent number: 7405009
    Abstract: A continuous film that includes ethylene copolymer selected from the group consisting of ethylene vinyl acetate, ethylene n-butylacrylate carbon monoxide, ethylene vinyl acetate carbon monoxide, and combinations thereof. The film exhibits a moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 100 g/m2/day when measured according to MVTR Test Method I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharf U. Ahmed, Peter Remmers, Andualem W. Emiru, Joachim Baumung
  • Publication number: 20080160319
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a laminate that includes a) preparing an adhesive composition, where the preparing includes combining a first part that includes (meth)acrylate functional, polyisocyanate prepolymer, and polyisocyanate monomer, the first part including at least 10% by weight isocyanate functional groups, and a second part that includes polyol, at least one of the first part and the second part includes photoinitiator, b) coating a first flexible substrate with the adhesive composition, c) exposing the adhesive composition to radiation to partially cure the adhesive composition, and d) contacting the adhesive composition with a second flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Bushendorf, Peter A. Voss
  • Publication number: 20080149023
    Abstract: A system for applying a curable material of a selectable density, comprising: a supply of each of one or more curable material components; a dispensing apparatus connected to each supply and comprising an outlet through which the one or more curable material components are dispensed; and a density modifying agent injection point, located upstream from the outlet, for incorporating an amount of a density modifying agent into the one or more curable material components, the amount corresponding to a selectable density of a cured product obtained from the curable material components. An apparatus for mixing and applying a curable material of a selectable density. A method of applying a curable material of a selectable density. A method including varying the density of the curable material during application thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Torborg
  • Patent number: 7384881
    Abstract: An aqueous composition that includes a) aqueous hydroxy functional, carboxy functional polymer including the reaction product of at least 5% by weight ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated hydroxy monomer, at least 30% by weight ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, from 0% by weight to less than 50% by weight ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nonhydroxy functional, noncarboxy functional monomer, and chain transfer agent, and b) condensation accelerator, and articles that include a nonwoven web including glass fibers, and cured aqueous binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Miller, Stewart C. Anderson, Michael J. Dochniak
  • Patent number: 7368171
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a laminate that includes a) preparing an adhesive composition, where the preparing includes combining a first part that includes (meth)acrylate functional, polyisocyanate prepolymer, and polyisocyanate monomer, the first part including at least 10% by weight isocyanate functional groups, and a second part that includes polyol, at least one of the first part and the second part includes photoinitiator, b) coating a first flexible substrate with the adhesive composition, c) exposing the adhesive composition to radiation to partially cure the adhesive composition, and d) contacting the adhesive composition with a second flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula T. Bushendorf, Peter A. Voss
  • Publication number: 20080076860
    Abstract: A hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that includes thermoplastic polymer, tackifying agent, plasticizer oil, and from at least 5% by weight to about 25% by weight vegetable wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: H.B. FULLER LICENSING & FINANCING, INC.
    Inventors: Sharf U. Ahmed, Steven R. Vaughan, Vitaly Rogachevsky, Beth M. Eichler-Johnson
  • Patent number: 7344619
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a water repellent laminate including applying a hot melt moisture cure adhesive to a primary substrate and bonding the primary substrate with a secondary substrate that has been treated with a water repellent material prior to the lamination. The adhesive composition includes a hot melt moisture cure polyurethane prepolymer formed from a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component. The polyol component includes a first polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 8,000, a first polyester polyol having a melting point of less than about 40° C. or a second polyether polyol having a molecular weight of from about 200 to about 1,000, and a crystalline polyester polyol having a melting point of from about 40° C. to about 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc
    Inventor: Marietta B. Helmeke
  • Patent number: 7270859
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insulating glass assembly that limits the presence and transmission of volatile components into the airspace of an insulating glass assembly and includes a polymeric spacing structure including a first side wall, a second side wall, and a third wall at least substantially perpendicular to the first side wall and the second side wall, a first pane of glass bonded to the first side wall through a sealant composition, a second pane of glass bonded to the second side wall through a sealant composition, and a desiccant matrix composition disposed on the spacing structure, the desiccant matrix composition including adsorbent and polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing Inc.
    Inventors: Margarita Acevedo, Mai T. Nguyen-Misra, Kristen A. Gray
  • Patent number: 7259209
    Abstract: A mixture of at least two thermoplastic particles having reactive grups which when melted and mixed react to form a high molecular weight polymer. The blend of particles when molten is particularly useful in forming double insulating glass or plastic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: H.B.Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Grimm, Manfred Proebster, Matthias Kohl, Andreas Ferencz
  • Patent number: 7255255
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a strip product using a strip fabrication assembly, by entering arm positions for guide arms of the assembly into a guide arm controller device, moving the corresponding guide arms of the strip fabrication assembly to the respective arm positions using the guide arm controller device, and feeding different strip materials through the assembly using the guide arms, after moving them to the entered arm positions. The guide arms are coupled to threaded rods, and are moved by actuating servo motors which are coupled to the threaded rods. The guide arm controller device may include a programmable logic controller, which has been programmed to control the servo motors in response to entry of guide arm positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shea, Curtis L. Carter
  • Publication number: 20070154663
    Abstract: A process for making an insulating glass assembly is disclosed, the process including applying a sealant composition to a surface of a spacer; contacting the sealant composition with a glass pane, and applying pressure on the glass pane to bond the glass pane to the spacer through the sealant composition, the pressure being applied at an ambient temperature of from about 15° C. to about 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bing Wang, John Greenzweig, Mark Hackbarth