Patents Assigned to Rexam Industries Corp.
  • Patent number: 6180195
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: 6174578
    Abstract: An adhesive tape is disclosed that is useful in the manufacture of ceramic articles, and particularly ceramic electronic components such as capacitors. The tape can be used to adhere a green ceramic article to a rigid surface for handling during the manufacturing operation. The adhesive can be deactivated after the green ceramic article has been laminated and diced to release the laminated and diced ceramic articles. The adhesive tape comprises a substrate; a light-reflective metallic layer on the substrate; a first adhesive layer of a heat stable adhesive composition on one surface of the substrate, and a second adhesive layer on the opposite surface of the substrate. The second adhesive layer comprises a heat stable, radiation curable adhesive composition which loses its adhesive characteristics upon exposure to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Leonard E. Holley
  • Patent number: 6096396
    Abstract: A flexible, weatherable, decorative sheet material useful as a paint film or decal comprising a pigmented fluoropolymer base coat layer overlying a substantially transparent fluoropolymer clear coat layer wherein the fluoropolymer composition of the base coat layer has a greater elongation than the fluoropolymer composition of the clear coat layer. The base coat and clear coat layer each comprise an alloy of a fluoropolymer composition and an acrylic polymer composition. The base coat layer comprises a fluoropolymer copolymer composition and the clear coat layer comprises of a fluoropolymer homopolymer composition. The fluoropolymer used in the base coat layer has a produced elongation at break of 300% or greater and the fluoropolymer composition used in the clear coat layer has a produced elongation at break of 50% to 250%. The clear coat and base coat layers are cast onto a polyester carrier sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Clyde J. Patton, Don O. Ocampo
  • Patent number: 5985079
    Abstract: A flexible composite surfacing film for providing a substrate with desired surface characteristics is disclosed. The film comprises a flexible temporary carrier film and a flexible transparent outer polymer clear coat layer releasably bonded to the temporary carrier film, the flexible outer polymer layer comprising an extruded thermoplastic polymer having a M.sub.w /M.sub.n ratio of 4 or lower. A pigmented base coat layer is adhered to said outer clear coat layer and is visible therethrough, and a thermoformable backing layer is adhered to the pigmented base coat layer. The film is produced by extruding a molten transparent thermoplastic polymer and applying the polymer to a flexible temporary carrier thereby forming a continuous thin transparent film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Ellison
  • Patent number: 5960527
    Abstract: Automobile body parts having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are molded. The automobile body parts include a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film includes a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. Also a method for making sets of such automobile body parts for assembly into automobile bodies is taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: 5904958
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing a coating material, such as an organic monomer, in vapor form onto a substrate including a heated evaporation chamber having an inlet for introduction of the coating material into the chamber and a nozzle having an adjustable opening for adjusting cross direction coating uniformity. The nozzle may include a plurality of adjustment bolts spaced along the width of the nozzle for adjusting the opening of the nozzle. The adjustment bolts may be alternating push and pull adjustment bolts. Alternatively, the adjustable bolts are bolts having compound threads such that each bolt is capable of both pulling and pushing the adjustable opening of the nozzle. The substrate is preferably a moving web that defines the outer surface of a cooled drum. The apparatus further includes a radiation source positioned adjacent to the substrate for curing an organic monomer coating on said substrate. The radiation source may be an electron beam gun or an ultraviolet lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Dick, Richard L. Marshall
  • Patent number: 5608969
    Abstract: A method of making a gravure roll disclosed that produces a uniform coating gradient on a substrate. The gravure roll includes a series of cells arranged in circumferential line density sections in which the line densities progressively increase from section to section, and in which the cell volumes progressively decrease within each section, and in which the cell volumes at the end of one section are substantially the same as the cell volumes at the beginning of the next adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Fields, Amy E. Bohr, Kendalyn R. McCoy, Lawrence C. Forszen
  • Patent number: 5609944
    Abstract: A gravure roll and associated coating methods are disclosed that produces a uniform coating gradient on a substrate. The gravure roll comprising a series of cells arranged in circumferential line density sections in which the line densities progressively increase from section to section, and in which the cell volumes progressively decrease within each section, and in which the cell volumes at the end of one section are substantially the same as the cell volumes at the beginning of the next adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Fields, Amy E. Bohr, Kendalyn R. McCoy, Lawrence C. Forszen
  • Patent number: 5536539
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: 5522786
    Abstract: A gravure roll and associated coating methods are disclosed that produces a uniform coating gradient on a substrate. The gravure roll comprising a series of cells arranged in circumferential line density sections in which the line densities progressively increase from section to section, and in which the cell volumes progressively decrease within each section, and in which the cell volumes at the end of one section are substantially the same as the cell volumes at the beginning of the next adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Fields, Amy E. Bohr, Kendalyn R. McCoy, Lawrence C. Forszen
  • Patent number: 5514427
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: 5503876
    Abstract: A gravure roll and associated coating methods are disclosed that produces a uniform coating gradient on a substrate. The gravure roll comprising a series of cells arranged in circumferential line density sections in which the line densities progressively increase from section to section, and in which the cell volumes progressively decrease within each section, and in which the cell volumes at the end of one section are substantially the same as the cell volumes at the beginning of the next adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Fields, Amy E. Bohr, Kendalyn R. McCoy, Lawrence C. Forszen
  • Patent number: 5491013
    Abstract: An electrostatic dissipating packaging tape is disclosed that comprises a transparent substrate, a substantially transparent adhesive layer on one surface of the substrate, and a clay coating on the opposite surface of the substrate from the adhesive. The clay is characterized by being able to provide a surface resistivity of 10.sup.14 ohms per square or less when present on a surface in amounts that are low enough to remain transparent, and the clay is present on the substrate surface in an amount sufficient to provide the coating with a surface resistivity of 10.sup.14 ohms per square or less, but less than an amount that would substantially reduce the transparent optical properties of the packaging tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Leonard Holley
  • Patent number: 5486408
    Abstract: An improved method of forming a laminated, fire resistant flexible sheet material, and the resulting laminate product are disclosed. The method comprises directing a second web of flexible material to overlie a first web of a flexible material in which the face of the first web is coated with an admixture of a substantially solvent-free adhesive and a fire retardant composition so that the adhesive in the admixture joins the webs together to form a fire retardant flexible laminate construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Sentendrey
  • Patent number: 5476682
    Abstract: An antifogging plastic material is disclosed that is particularly suitable for use as a disposable fog-resistant lens. The lens material comprises a substantially transparent polyester substrate; a layer of polyvinylidene chloride-containing polymer on the polyester substrate; a water permeable colloid layer on the polyvinylidene chloride-containing layer; and a polyvinyl alcohol-containing layer on the water permeable colloid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph H. Evans
  • Patent number: RE35739
    Abstract: A flexible decorative sheet material for use in surfacing automobile body panels and the like is disclosed. The sheet material is characterized by having the appearance of a base coat/clear coat paint finish. The material comprises a substantially transparent outer layer, and a pigmented coating on the undersurface of the outer layer which is visible therethrough. The pigmented coating preferably has reflective flakes uniformly distributed therein to impart to the sheet material the appearance of a base coat/clear coat paint finish. Also disclosed are shaped articles which have such sheet materials adhered to one side thereof, and a method for making such sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Robert A. Winton
  • Patent number: RE35894
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: RE35970
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Rexam Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith
  • Patent number: RE36457
    Abstract: Molded articles having contoured, decorative outer surfaces are disclosed. The articles comprise a molded polymer substrate and a decorative surfacing film adhered to one side of the substrate. The decorative surfacing film comprises a substantially molecularly unoriented cast polymer film formed from a weatherable polymer. The articles are particularly suited for use as automobile body panels and the like. Also disclosed is a method for making such articles, and a method for making sets of such articles for assembly into automobile bodies and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Rexam Industries, Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ellison, Brian M. Keith