Patents Examined by Daniel Zirker
  • Patent number: 7344772
    Abstract: A strip to be inserted between two elements to cause acoustic attenuation of noise propagating through at least one of the two elements. The strip is made of at least one plastic-based damping material, the strip having an equivalent real stiffness per unit length K?eq equal to at least 25 MPa and an equivalent loss factor tan ?eq equal to at least 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Marc Rehfeld, Beatrice Mottelet, Dimitri Leroy, Frederic Drujon
  • Patent number: 7338914
    Abstract: A tire label that is adapted to adhere to the surface of an irregular surface. The inventive tire label uses a label stock made of an openwork fabric that is a mesh, woven or knit. Optionally, a cap can be used on the label. Preferably, the label has an RFID chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin Conwell, Tom Rogers
  • Patent number: 7338696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a perforated adhesive film (16) that will be used to glue a wall on one face of a cellular structure (10) to form a sandwich panel. The adhesive film (16) comprises at least one hole and not more than three holes (18) facing each of the cells (12) of the cellular structure (10). Preferably, the holes (18) are formed by punching an unperforated adhesive film. The holes (18) enable the formation of regular glue dabs on the ends of the partitions (14) separating cells (12) in the cellular structure (10), when the adhesive film (16) is heated before the wall is glued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventors: Eric Rambaud, Dona Vitonou
  • Patent number: 7329622
    Abstract: A vapor permeable, water impermeable film is coating partially with an adhesive surface coating. The partial adhesive coating is deposited on both surfaces of the film and coated areas on one surface of the film are at least partially in line with the coated areas of the second surface. A three ply laminate sheet is manufactured having a middle layer consisting of a vapor permeable water impermeable films having partial surface coating with an adhesive material on both surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Solipat AG
    Inventor: Andreas Ulli
  • Patent number: 7326462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing an acrylic polymer and a tackifier obtained by acid modification of a tackifier resin inherently free of an acid component; a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape including a substrate made of a film comprising an olefin polymer or a thermoplastic resin containing a carbonyl oxygen atom in the molecular skeleton, and the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition on at least one surface of the substrate, and the like. The invention provides an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition having high adhesive strength (particularly initial adhesive strength) to an adherend having lower polarity, such as an olefin polymer heretofore been considered poorly adhesive, wherein degradation of the adhesive strength after heating and preservation has been suppressed, as well as a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape comprising the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishiguro, Minoru Kanatani, Shinsuke Ikishima
  • Patent number: 7316835
    Abstract: A wall patch includes a body with a lower surface and an upper surface. An adhesive is located on the lower surface to secure the wall patch to a wall surface. The upper surface is ready-to-paint and can also be pre-textured, if desired. A center reinforcement can be a rigid plastic or metal wall patch, or a flexible plastic or fibered paper wall patch, without a textured upper surface. A method for repairing a hole in a wall includes placing a wall patch over the hole and directly painting the upper surface of the wall patch. The method can further include placing a center reinforcement over the hole before applying the wall patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Randall Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 7309524
    Abstract: An adhesive for an at least one-layer pressure sensitive adhesive sheet strip which is residuelessly and nondestructively redetachable by extensive stretching substantially in the bond plane, said adhesive being composed of at least one block copolymer having one or two end blocks composed of vinylaromatics, and a block composed of a conjugated diene, wherein the fraction of 1,2-linked diene is selectively hydrogenated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: tesa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thorsten Krawinkel
  • Patent number: 7306844
    Abstract: This invention relates to labels. In one embodiment, the labels comprise (A) a polymer film comprising a styrenic polymer, said film having an upper surface and a lower surface, and an MVTR of from about 15 to about 150 g/m2/day, and (B) a water-based adhesive in contact with the lower surface of the film. These labels can be bonded to substrates of glass, plastic or metal using the water based adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hsi Chu, Zhisong Huang, Kai Li, Xing-Ya Li, Prakash Mallya, Thomas E. Selleny
  • Patent number: 7303802
    Abstract: A wall patch includes a substantially planar body, an adhesive located on a first surface of the body, a ready-to-paint second surface of the body, and an aperture in the body. The aperture is preferably sized to minimize a wall hole, such as is commonly made for installation of an electrical outlet or other household wall element. A method for repairing a wall hole includes identifying a wall hole to be repaired by covering less than a total hole area defined by the wall hole, said wall hole having a wall element mounted therein; applying over the wall hole a wall patch having a substantially planar body, an adhesive located on a lower surface of the body, a ready-to-paint upper surface of the body, and an aperture in the body having an aperture area less than the wall hole area; wherein the aperture of the wall patch partially covers the wall hole without obstructing access to the wall element; and painting directly over the wall patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventors: Jerry Brower, Randall Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 7300699
    Abstract: An adhesive and a pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive tape formed by coating the adhesive on a base material are provided. The adhesive has a color when applied to a substrate and, after application can be decolored. The adhesive comprises a colored material colored by reacting a leuco dye with a developer, a material (decoloring material) having a decoloring effect by acting on the colored material, and microcapsules including a material allowing both of the colored and decoloring materials to react by acting on at least one of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naohito Sakai
  • Patent number: 7300700
    Abstract: An adhesive composition that incorporates cationic microspheres and a fluidizing medium effective for supporting application of the adhesive composition to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Callinan, Jason D. Romsos
  • Patent number: 7294381
    Abstract: The film splicer includes a base body on which two films to be spliced are aligned such that splicing ends thereof make contact with each other, an adhesive tape applied to the splicing ends of the films to join them, and a splicer arm that is folded against the base body to bore sprocket holes by punching members and to cut the adhesive tape by cutting members to a length corresponding to the length in the width direction of the films, wherein the cutting members comprise punches that are capable of punching out both the adhesive tape and excessive edge areas in the width direction of the films and that are formed with tapered portions having an angle relative to a cutting direction that extends in the longer direction of the films, the tapered portions being formed at both end areas in the cutting direction, whereby edge areas in the width direction of the films spliced together are free of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuaki Fujii
  • Patent number: 7294298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functional film for transfer in order to furnish a surface of an article, even an article poor in flexibility, such as a board material, with a functional layer having a uniform thickness and a higher function, e.g. a transparent conductive layer having a lower electric resistance; an article furnished with the functional layer; and a method for producing the article furnished with the functional layer. A functional film for transfer comprising at least a functional layer 4 on a support 1, said functional layer 4 being releasable from the support 1, wherein the functional layer 4 is a compressed layer of functional fine particles, and further, on the functional layer 4 an adhesive layer 5 comprising at least an acrylic type monomer (M) and a silicone type resin (S) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Tadayoshi Iijima
  • Patent number: 7270874
    Abstract: A tamper-evident labelling material includes a base layer of synthetic paper that is printable on its upper surface, and an adhesive layer on the lower surface of the base layer. The base layer includes a layer of biaxially-oriented and voided high density polyethylene (HDPE) that has a density of not more than 0.6 cm?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Arjobex Limited
    Inventor: David Dalgleish
  • Patent number: 7270877
    Abstract: A protective tape used for optical member comprising a plastic film base, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one side of the plastic film base and a treated layer formed on an opposite side of the plastic film base, wherein the treated layer has a structure in which a copolymer (A) including (a) an alkyl (meth)acrylate having an alkyl group with carbon numbers of 8 to 20; (b) (meth)acrylonitrile; and (c) a monomer having functional groups copolymerizable with the component (a) and the component (b), as copolymerization components, is cross-linked by a cross-linking agent. The protective tape used for optical member is enabled to direct print with an ink on the treated layer and have a low adhesive property with the pressure-sensitive adhesive applied to an optical film and have a solvent resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Niino, Shozo Imono, Kazuhito Okumura, Kenji Sano
  • Patent number: 7264870
    Abstract: Adhesive tape for a bond which can be redetached by pulling, without residue or damage, having a foam backing coated on one or both sides with a self-adhesive composition, characterized in that a) on at least one of the two sides of the foam backing there is applied a self-adhesive composition whose ratio of tear strength to stripping force (peel force) at a peel angle of less than 10° to the bond surface is greater than 1.2:1, and b) the foam backing has a modulus of electricity of less than 16 MPa and a thickness of 200-600 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: tesa AG
    Inventors: Bernd Lühmann, Andreas Junghans
  • Patent number: 7258919
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive and a pressure sensitive adhesive tape preferable to be used for adhesion and fixation of members to be used in closed space of such as a vehicle, a housing where odors become a problem; or in the side of electronic appliances where volatile gases become a problem and also relates to a vehicular air conditioner unit produced by using them. The present invention relates to an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive, which has 500 ppm or lower of volatile component concentration A calculated by the following equation (1), when the acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive is heated at 90° C. for 30 minutes: volatile component concentration A (ppm)=volatile component content X (?g)/pressure sensitive adhesive weight Z (g) before heating ??(1) in the equation (1), the volatile component content X is an amount measured by conversion into toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignees: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji Kamine, Tomoki Toda, Mikihiko Horioka, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Masahiro Ito, Yasushi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7250191
    Abstract: A label comprising at least one first print substrate layer printed on one side with a self-adhesive composition which if desired is lined with a release paper or a release film, where on the first print substrate layer first, on the side directed toward the adhesive a printing ink has been printed, so that there is a printing ink between print substrate layer and adhesive, and secondly, on the side opposite the adhesive surface, a further printing ink has been printed, so that there is a further printing ink on the top face of the print substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: tesa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Scheubner
  • Patent number: 7244494
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antireflection film for transfer that can be transferred to the surface of plates or other less-flexible articles to form an antireflection layer with a uniform thickness that not only provides a high antireflection effect on a light in the visible light range but also offers a high solvent resistance. The present invention also provides an antireflection-treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Tadayoshi Iijima
  • Patent number: 7244496
    Abstract: A tamper evident packaging material is described. The material is formed from a substrate having a weak skin layer and at least one additional layer. A pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to the weak skin layer. An electron beam cured coating having a non-migratory slip agent is disposed on the surface of the substrate opposite the weak skin layer. The weak skin layer has a lower Z tear strength than the affinity that the pressure sensitive adhesive has for itself and for the weak skin layer, such that at least part of the weak skin layer separates from the at least one additional layer when the pressure sensitive adhesive is sealed against the weak skin layer of a second substrate and the two substrates are subsequently pulled apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott W. Huffer