Patents Examined by John J. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 6572729
    Abstract: Polyurethane formulations based on hydroxylated polybutadiene are catalyzed by an N-substituted imidazole derivative. This type of catalysis advantageously replaces the conventional catalysts based on mercury salt. The catalysis does not pose an environmental problem and allows a particular increase in viscosity, permitting an extended pot life and rapid setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Elf Atochem
    Inventors: Josée Auvray, Jean-Jacques Flat, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Philippe Renouard
  • Patent number: 6565696
    Abstract: An adhesive containing a) a compound containing at least one vinyl ether group which has a molecular weight of more than 400 and b) a photoinitiator which initiates a polymerization of component A after exposure to light with a wavelength of 100 to 600 nm is useful for the production of a film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Achim Huebener, Guenter Henke, Michael Drobnik
  • Patent number: 6562277
    Abstract: A method for attaching a workpiece, for example a semiconductor die, to a workpiece holder, for example a lead frame die support, comprises the steps of interposing an uncured adhesive between the semiconductor die and the die support and preheating the adhesive from an ambient temperature to a preheat temperature of between about 150° C. and about 160° C. over a period of about 1.5 seconds. Next, the preheat temperature is maintained for about 1.5 seconds, then the adhesive is further heated to a temperature of between about 190° C. and about 200° C. over a period of about 1.0 second. The inventive method quickly cures the adhesive to secure the die to the support with acceptably low levels of voiding. An apparatus which can be adapted to perform the inventive method is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Schrock, Tongbi Jiang
  • Patent number: 6562179
    Abstract: A high relative-permittivity B-staged sheet obtained by incorporating an insulating inorganic filler having a relative permittivity of at least 500 at room temperature into a solvent-less resin component so as to have an insultaing inorganic filler content of 80 to 99% by weight, a high relative-permittivity prepreg obtained from the above high relative-permittivity B-staged sheet, a process for the production of the high relative-permittivity prepreg, and a printed wiring board obtained from any one of the above high relative-permittivity B-staged sheet and the high relative-permittivity prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ikeguchi, Masahiro Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6551438
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of manufacturing a magnetic head slider and a method of fixing row bars, which realize improved fabrication accuracy without increasing manufacturing costs and can prevent adhesion of a foreign matter to a magnetic head slider. After forming a number of thin film magnetic head devices on a wafer by thin film process, the wafer is cut into a plurality of row bars. Before a rail is formed in a predetermined surface of each of the row bars by photolithography, a surface opposite to the surface to be processed of the row bar is bonded and fixed to a support substrate of a wafer shape. A protective film obtained by conducting a heat treatment on a polyimide precursor at temperature lower than temperature at which the polyimide precursor becomes polyimide is formed on the surface of the support substrate. A curing agent film containing a curing agent which promotes setting of the adhesive for bonding the row bars is formed on the surface of the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Tanemura
  • Patent number: 6548176
    Abstract: A method of bonding substrates by hydroxide-catalyzed hydration/dehydration involves applying a bonding material to at least one surface to be bonded, and placing the at least one surface sufficiently close to another surface such that a bonding interface is formed between them. A bonding material of the invention comprises a source of hydroxide ions, and may optionally include a silicate component, a particulate filling material, and a property-modifying component. Bonding methods of the invention reliably and reproducibly provide bonds which are strong and precise, and which may be tailored according to a wide range of possible applications. Possible applications for bonding materials of the invention include: forming composite materials, coating substrates, forming laminate structures, assembly of precision optical components, and preparing objects of defined geometry and composition. Bonding materials and methods of preparing the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: Dz-Hung Gwo
  • Patent number: 6547917
    Abstract: Organic compounds containing the structural element —N═C—S—S—C═N— are suitable in dilute solution as activators for the accelerated hardening of cyanoacrylate adhesives. As compared with the known accelerators, they have the following advantage: good accelerating action, but they nevertheless permit a long waiting time between application of the activator and application of the adhesive. In addition, they avoid spontaneous, merely superficial hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Hanns Misiak, Ingolf Scheffler
  • Patent number: 6547916
    Abstract: A method of joining cellulosic fiber containing surfaces by means of a phenolic, phenol-resorcinol, or resorcinol resin based adhesive system, whereby at least one of the surfaces is treated with a cure promoter composition comprising a carbonate, prior to the adhesive system being applied and a cure promoter composition for phenolic resin based on resorcinol resin based adhesive system comprising a carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Sven-Erik Andersson, Ben Nasli-Bakir, Stefan Lindberg, Olov Österberg
  • Patent number: 6544372
    Abstract: Multi-stranded silicone rubber fishing skirts printed with RTV adhesive inks and/or laminated with colored foils and the method of manufacture of the fishing skirts are disclosed herein. The RTV inks set in the presence of humidity. The foils and inks can be applied to a silicone rubber substrate in preferred patterns and in registry with other areas containing foil or ink. The adhesive ink preferably comprises a mixture of an RTV adhesive, oil based thinner and/or pigment. In various processes, the ink is silk-screen printed and air-dried. One or more foils can be bonded to the rubber with different techniques. The foil can be vulcanized to the rubber substrate, bonded to a wet ink, or bonded under pressure to exposed smooth surfaces. The surface texture can be defined during and after vulcanization at the mold and with a smoothing template or with printed ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Skirts Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Donald J. Link
  • Patent number: 6537931
    Abstract: A coated fabric having desirable weight and high durability, and particular utility in the manufacture of linings for particular articles is described. The fabric has a textile substrate which is coated to provide a structure having an abrasion resistance of at least about 750 cycles to failure when tested according to ASTM D 3884, and more preferably at least about 2200 cycles to failure. The coating is desirably transparent so that the pre-coated shade of the textile substrate is altered less than about 15%, and more preferably less than about 1%, when the fabric is coated. More particularly, the absolute value of the difference in shade depth of the coated fabric and the textile substrate is less than about 0.2, so that no visible shade change results. A method for producing the fabric and articles incorporating the fabric are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventors: Robert E. Pflug, J. Travis Dorn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6534148
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of making cushioning dunnage comprising the steps of providing an elongated band of stock material having lateral edges and a longitudinal axis, the band of stock material being formed from at least two elongated paper webs adhered together along the lengths of the webs by glue applied to one of the webs in a gluing area having a length along a longitudinal axis of the one web and a width transverse to the one web longitudinal axis, the transverse location of glue applied to the gluing area varying as a function of the longitudinal location along the gluing area; driving the band longitudinally; folding the lateral edges of the band laterally inwardly; alternatingly crumpling the band longitudinally on first one side of the longitudinal axis of the band and then on the other side of the longitudinal axis of the band to form pleats in the band; and connecting the pleats in the band by compressing the band through the thickness of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Naturembal S.A.
    Inventor: Theodore Baumuller
  • Patent number: 6531026
    Abstract: A method for mounting electronic elements, comprises the step of arranging a thermosetting adhesive between a circuit board, situated on a stage, and an electronic element to be connected with the wiring pattern of the circuit board, and then bonding the electronic element to the circuit board by the application of heat and pressure from the electronic element side. The electronic element is temporarily thermocompression-bonded to the circuit board such that the thermosetting reaction rate of the thermosetting adhesive on the side of the circuit board is lower than the thermosetting reaction rate on the side of the electronic element. The thermosetting adhesive is then set finally in order to bond the electronic element to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Motohide Takeichi, Yukio Yamada
  • Patent number: 6524710
    Abstract: A process for producing mica-containing insulating tape for windings of rotating high voltage electrical machinery which after winding under a vacuum and pressure can be impregnated with a solvent-free synthetic resin and then cured under the action of heat, a fiber-containing mica film which in addition to fine mica also has organic and/or inorganic fibers being sprinkled with an epoxy resin mixture in the form of a powder enamel and the side of the fiber-containing mica film which has been sprinkled with the powder enamel being cemented under pressure and at an elevated temperature to a carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: ISOVOLTA- Osterreichische Isolierstoffwerke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut Gsellmann
  • Patent number: 6524413
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a preservation mat board for use in framing a picture frame. The mat board includes a top facing layer and/or backing layer, each comprising a buffer and/or deacidifying agent, adhered to a middle board or layer by an adhesive containing zeolites. Another embodiment discloses mixing polystyrene pellets with zeolite using an extruder and one or more blowing agents to form a foam material. One or more paper layers comprising a buffer and/or deacidifying agent are heat-fused, without the use of adhesives, to the surface of the foam to form a preservation mat board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Nielsen & Bainbridge LLC
    Inventors: Martin Dowzall, David Wellings Pointon
  • Patent number: 6524427
    Abstract: Adhesives comprising as binder an aqueous dispersion of a polymer formed from free-radically polymerizable compounds (monomers), wherein from 0.1 to 20% by weight of the monomers, based on the overall amount of the monomers, are ethylenically unsaturated acids at least 20 mol % of whose acid groups are present as a salt of at least divalent metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sabine Kielhorn-Bayer, Burkhardt Dames, Karl-Heinz Schumacher
  • Patent number: 6517664
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for labeling a glass, plastic or metal container or surface with a polymeric label by means of a water based adhesive composition by the following steps: (a) selecting a polymeric label having a density of less than 0.9; (b) applying a water based adhesive to said polymeric label to form a fastenable polymeric label; (c) fastening said fastenable polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface; and (d) allowing said polymeric label to dry on said glass, plastic or metal surface or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Process Resources Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6514363
    Abstract: Surface treating articles and methods for the manufacture of such articles are provided. The articles of the invention comprise a rotatable core; a plurality of surface treating segments, the segments having first ends adjacent the core and second ends opposite the first ends; and a cured, expanded adhesive composition bonding the surface treating segment to the core, the adhesive composition comprising (a) an organic epoxide compound having an epoxide functionality of at least 1, (b) an epoxide hardener, (c) a film-forming material, and (d) a foaming agent; wherein the expanded adhesive provides a substantially continuous bond area extending from the core into and around the first end of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Close
  • Patent number: 6514584
    Abstract: The invention is a laminate structure made by coating at least one side of a substrate with a laminating adhesive, bringing a coated side of said substrate into contact with a second substrate to form a multi-layer film, and treating said multi-layer film with a free radical initiator, wherein said laminating adhesive is the reaction product of a multifunctional acrylate, an aminofunctional silane, and an ethylenically unsaturated acid, optionally dissolved in a solvent, wherein the multifunctional acrylate has a molecular weight of from 100 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignees: UCB Films PLC, Star House, EG Technology Partners, L.P., Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Merlin, Daniel Futter, John E. Wyman, Imtiaz Rangwalla, Gary Power, Karen Branch
  • Patent number: 6508910
    Abstract: Resin compositions are provided which are used in combination with fibers to form self-adhesive prepreg sheets that are applied to core materials to form sandwich panels. The prepreg resin includes a thermoset resin, a curing agent and a viscosity control agent. The prepreg resin further includes certain thermoplastic particles which are used to control the flow characteristics of the prepreg resin and the formation of fillets during bonding of the prepreg to the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Ligui Zhou, Philippe D. Christou
  • Patent number: 6503359
    Abstract: Methods for effecting monomolecular adhesion are described. Adhesion may be effected by contacting a first and second bonding surface, wherein a first reactant for a chemical bonding reaction is plurally present on the first bonding surface, a second reactant for the chemical bonding reaction is plurally present on the second bonding surface, and the surfaces are contacted for a time and under conditions sufficient to permit the chemical reaction to bond a sufficient number of first reactants to second reactants to attach the bonding surfaces. A molecular linker may optionally be used. Methods for producing multi-laminate structures, wherein successive layers are monomolecularly bonded, are described, as are multi-laminate structures so constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Burstein Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Virtanen