Patents Examined by Frank D Ducheneaux
  • Patent number: 11478567
    Abstract: A photosensitive medical tape includes a backing layer that is at least partially transparent to a first spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. The photosensitive medical tape also includes a coupling layer disposed on a first side of the backing layer to provide adhesion of the photosensitive medical tape to the human skin. The photosensitive medical tape is disposed to absorb a second spectrum of electromagnetic radiation to decrease a strength of the adhesion provided by the coupling layer. The photosensitive medical tape is also flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Eric J. Seibel, Leonard Nelson
  • Patent number: 11459492
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an adhesive composition having excellent adhesive property and excellent anti-fogging property by way of simple and easy means such as co-extrusion with a substrate film, extrusion coating, solvent coating, etc. According to the present invention, there is provided an adhesive composition, characterized in that it contains a polyester resin (A) and an anti-fogging agent (C), and satisfies the following requirement (1): (1) Glass transition temperature of the polyester resin (A) is from ?30 to 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Mikami, Masahito Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 11459488
    Abstract: Compositions which are well suited for forming into machine direction orientation (MDO) films are described. Multilayer films containing one or more layers of the compositions and/or films are also described. Additionally, label assemblies utilizing the multilayer films, labeled substrates, and related methods are described. Various versions of the multilayer films are described including films having at least two skin layers and an interior core layer. Particular multilayer films are described having polyethylene rich cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Blackwell, Sara E. Porosky
  • Patent number: 11434393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive film including a photothermal conversion layer including a light absorber and a thermally decomposable resin; and an adhesive layer, in which the thermally decomposable resin has a —COOH or —OH functional group and includes two kinds of acrylic resins having different weight average molecular weights, and an adhesive substrate including the adhesive film and a substrate to be processed. In the adhesive film and the adhesive substrate according to the present invention, it is possible to simplify a processing process of the substrate and reduce costs and time, and prevent damage to a substrate and a circuit or an element formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yongsuk Yang, Kyosung Hwang, Gyu Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 11427736
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate-free transfer tape including: a release liner including a heavy peel surface and a light peel surface; and a transfer film layer provided on the heavy peel surface, in which release peel force between the heavy peel surface and the transfer film layer is from 10 g/in to 70 g/in or less at the time of peeling the transfer film layer at a rate of 3 m/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Ki Seung Seo, Jun Hyoung Park, Jang Soon Kim, Kyung Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 11421134
    Abstract: An adhesive composition which contains a vinyl polymer and an acrylic adhesive polymer, and wherein: the vinyl polymer has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from 60° C. to 200° C. (inclusive) and a number-average molecular weight of from 500 to 10,000; and the vinyl polymer is contained in an amount of from 0.5 part by mass to 60 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the acrylic adhesive polymer. If this adhesive composition is applied to a separator and then dried, thereby obtaining an adhesive layer, a first Tg that is the glass transition temperature of the entire adhesive layer is from ?80° C. to 10° C., and a second Tg that is the glass transition temperature calculated from a surface layer portion of the adhesive layer as determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is 40° C. or higher, and is higher than the first Tg by 30° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takeya, Kenichi Nakamura, Yusuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11414571
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a decorative film excellent in moldability and tensile strength; and a method for producing a three-dimensionally molded article with a decorative film. The decorative film of the present invention is used for decorating a three-dimensionally molded article. It is a decorative film comprising at least a substrate film layer and a clear layer, wherein the clear layer is made of a fluorinated polymer comprising units based on a fluoroolefin, units based on a monomer having no crosslinkable group, which is at least one member selected from the group consisting of a vinyl ether, a vinyl ester, an allyl ether, an allyl ester and a (meth)acrylic acid ester, and units having a crosslinkable group; and the content of the units based on a fluoroolefin is from 20 to 70 mol % to all units which the fluorinated polymer comprises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shun Saito, Takashi Morizumi
  • Patent number: 11359115
    Abstract: The intention is to provide an adhesive system which is stable in storage and which when used permits precise positioning of the adhesive, and which can be crosslinked without exceeding moderate temperatures. The said system is moreover intended to provide strong adhesive bonds that attain high performance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Alexander Prenzel, Julia Befuss
  • Patent number: 11326080
    Abstract: A method of using a self-stick insulation. The method includes providing a piece of insulation product with an adhesive coating. The adhesive coating includes polystyrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) and/or polyacrylic acid (PAA); an alcohol amine; and at least one of a polyvinyl alcohol and a starch. The adhesive coating is then activated with liquid water. Once the adhesive coating is active, the insulation product is attached to a surface with the adhesive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Thomas John Fellinger, Guodong Zheng, Ames Kulprathipanja, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 11319470
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive includes an acryl-based base polymer. The acryl-based base polymer contains an acryl-based segment and a urethane-based segment. In the acryl-based base polymer, the content of the urethane-based segment is 3 to 20 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the acryl-based segment. A pressure sensitive adhesive sheet can be obtained by applying a pressure sensitive adhesive composition on a substrate in a layer form. The pressure sensitive adhesive composition may be curable and may include a polymerization initiator. In formation of the pressure sensitive adhesive sheet, the curable pressure sensitive adhesive composition may be, as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito Niwa, Itsuhiro Hatanaka, Taiki Shimokuri, Shou Takarada, Takahiro Nonaka, Keisuke Hirano, Fumika Kawatake, Mika Ikemura
  • Patent number: 11319462
    Abstract: The pressure sensitive adhesive sheet is a sheet shaped pressure sensitive adhesive including an acryl-based base polymer. The acryl-based base polymer contains an acryl-based segment and a urethane-based segment, and a content of the urethane-based segment is 3 to 30 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the acryl-based segment. The urethane-based segment includes at least one urethane chain selected from the group consisting of a polyether urethane and a polyester urethane. The content of the urethane-based segment other than the polyether urethane-based segment is 15 parts by weight or less based on 100 parts by weight of the acryl-based segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itsuhiro Hatanaka, Masahito Niwa, Taiki Shimokuri, Shou Takarada, Takahiro Nonaka, Keisuke Hirano, Fumika Kawatake, Mika Ikemura
  • Patent number: 11306224
    Abstract: Articles comprising pressure-sensitive adhesives with enhanced adhesion to wet surfaces, obtained from crosslinking a pre-adhesive composition comprising poly(meth)acrylate macromolecules that comprise a number-average molecular weight of from about 25000 to about 200000, and methods of using such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joon Chatterjee, Vinod P. Menon, Roberta K. Sadi
  • Patent number: 11279855
    Abstract: There is provided an electrically peelable adhesive composition that is for forming an adhesive layer which has high adhesion and can be easily peeled off by applying a voltage for a short time even at a low voltage. In addition, there is provided an adhesive sheet including an adhesive layer formed of the composition that has high adhesion and can be easily peeled off by applying a voltage for a short time even at a low voltage, and a joined body of the adhesive sheet and an adherend. The electrically peelable adhesive composition of the invention includes a polymer and an ionic liquid, in which an anion of the ionic liquid is a bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide anion. A content of the ionic liquid is preferably 0.5 to 30 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Akamatsu, Shigeki Ishiguro, Yoshiko Ogino, Atsushi Takashima, Aya Nagatomo, Kaori Mizobata
  • Patent number: 11274231
    Abstract: A stickable-curable adhesive sheet bonds a deformation/conversion device to an adherend. The stickable-curable adhesive sheet contains a stickable-curable adhesive component and a curing component curing the stickable-curable adhesive component. The stickable-curable adhesive component has pressure-sensitive adhesiveness before curing and the initial tensile elastic modulus at 25° C. of the stickable-curable adhesive sheet after curing is 5×108 Pa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Tanaka, Keisuke Shimokita, Kenichi Okada, Masayuki Minakata
  • Patent number: 11267921
    Abstract: An adhesive film includes an upper protective layer, a lower protective layer, and an adhesive layer between the upper protective layer and the lower protective layer. The adhesive layer includes an acrylic resin, a photoinitiator, and a fluorinated monomer. The fluorinated monomer includes an amount of 0.1 parts by weight or more based on 100 parts by weight of the acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonjin Choi, Junghan Kim, Geesung Chae
  • Patent number: 11261350
    Abstract: Provided is a novel double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape that has excellent impact resistance and preferably further has excellent oil resistance. The double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape has a local maximum value of a loss tangent tan ? of 1.5 or more, and a temperature at which the local maximum value is obtained, of from ?30° C. to 0° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito Niwa, Hiroki Kigami
  • Patent number: 11260631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multilayer films used to protect a surface, in particular, to such films used to protect surfaces of articles e.g., mobile electronics display protections, smartphones, tablets), industrial touch screens (e.g. machine interfaces), UV stable surfaces and glass protections for machine housings and cockpits (e.g. caterpillars, dumpers), etc.), and, more particularly, to such a multilayer protective film backed by a silicone-based pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) and having either an aliphatic polyurethane layer or an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane layer on top of an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane layer, where the two aliphatic polyurethane layers have different physical and/or chemical properties. The present invention also relates to an article that is protected by the multilayer film as well as a method for making the multilayer protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Design Blue Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Buenger, Iason Zografou
  • Patent number: 11254842
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device having the same. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape includes: a fiber accumulation type substrate in which a plurality of fibers are accumulated to form a plurality of pores therebetween; a metal coating layer coated on the outer circumferential surfaces of the plurality of fibers of the fiber accumulation type substrate; and an electrically conductive adhesive layer formed on one side or both sides of the fiber accumulation type substrate on which the metal coating layer is formed, wherein the electrically conductive adhesive layer is formed of an electrically conductive adhesive material filled in the plurality of pores and is electrically connected by an applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Yong Seo, Ui Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 11247802
    Abstract: A plastic fastener is rendered tacky so as to adhere to the items which it couples, thereby enhancing securement. The plastic fastener is constructed as an H-shaped staple that includes a pair of parallel cross-bars interconnected by a flexible filament. In one embodiment, the plastic fastener includes an inner plastic core constructed using at least one flexible plastic material and an adhesive-based outer coating constructed using at least one of a pressure-sensitive adhesive and a heat-activatable adhesive. In another embodiment, the plastic fastener is constructed using a mixture of at least one flexible plastic material and at least one adhesive material. In lieu of incorporating an adhesive material into the plastic fastener, a novel item coupling process achieves fastener tackiness by applying heat onto the plastic fastener either prior to, during, or after being dispensed into the desired items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Cooper, Jay Simard
  • Patent number: 11248149
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a polyvinyl acetal resin composition that is moldable by an extrusion method and capable of exhibiting excellent heat resistance after molding, an adhesive sheet containing the polyvinyl acetal resin composition, and a method for producing the adhesive sheet. The present invention relates to a polyvinyl acetal resin composition including: a polyvinyl acetal; a reactive diluent; and a photopolymerization initiator, the polyvinyl acetal resin composition having a storage modulus G? at 200° C. before irradiation with light of 8×104 Pa or lower and a storage modulus G? at 200° C. after irradiation with light of 8×103 Pa or higher, with the storage modulus G? at 200° C. after irradiation with light being higher than the storage modulus G? at 200° C. before irradiation with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juichi Fukatani, Kiyomi Uenomachi, Takazumi Okabayashi, Ryousuke Ebina, Atsushi Wada