Patents Examined by Patricia L. Nordmeyer
  • Patent number: 10465101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing silica particles, and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the silica particles of more than 60% and 100% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichiro Kato, Yumiko Amino, Kazue Uemura, Shigeru Saito, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Patent number: 10460631
    Abstract: A privacy label includes a label sheet having a top surface and an adhesive underside surface. The top surface is adapted for printing indicia thereon. The label sheet includes a line of weakness dividing the label sheet into two adjacent segments. Each segment is separable from the other along the line of weakness. Removing one of the segments from the other renders indicia printed on the label sheet incoherent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10431124
    Abstract: The inventor here discloses destructive (self-destructing) documents useful for the protection of confidential information. The invention comprises a document which can be easily and instantly broken down into dozens of individual components, hence obliterating any information contained thereon. As the self-destruction of the document requires no extraneous equipment for destruction and guarantees elimination of readable data, the invention represents a vast improvement over the state of the art. Numerous embodiments of the document of the invention specialized for different applications are illustrated and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Invaluable Inventions
    Inventor: Kemaal Akber Esmail
  • Patent number: 10401988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a touch screen protector for a hand held electronic device having a front face that includes a touch screen portion and a non-functional band. The touch screen protector of the invention comprises a plastic film having front and back sides, an outer perimeter that corresponds to that of the device, and a transparent window; a spacer provided along the outer perimeter of the plastic film surrounding the transparent window, having a thickness sufficient to space the plastic film near but not in contact with the touch screen portion; an exposed adhesive for removably mounting the protector upon the outer perimeter of the front face to form an enclosed air space between the transparent window of the plastic film, the spacer and the touch screen portion of the device; and a joining adhesive for adhering the spacer to the back side of the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AEVOE CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Leonhard, Jonathan Lin, Steven Huang
  • Patent number: 10385239
    Abstract: Various carton sealing tapes are disclosed that have a plurality of security features, at least two of which include nanomarker particles having identification indicia visible under about 100 to about 400 times magnification and taggants visible upon exposure to a pre-selected wavelength outside the visible spectrum included in the same or different layers of the tape structure depending upon the selection of the backing material for the substrate of the tape. The carton sealing tapes are also printable for inclusion of a consecutive sequence of coded identification information in the form of a barcode or a 2D code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn P. Nelson, James Apap Bologna, Allison Duffy, Jeffrey Scott Coats
  • Patent number: 10376024
    Abstract: Provided is a gel nail sticker including: a lower laminated part which is a part directly attached to a nail or a toenail, and has a color or a pattern, and is formed of a flexible material to correspond to a curved surface of the nail or the toenail; and an upper laminated part which is a transparent coated layer positioned on the lower laminated part and providing glossiness to a color or a pattern of the lower laminated part, and is in a flexible semi-solid state to correspond to the curved surface of the nail or the toenail before being attached to the nail or the toenail, and is cured to a solid state while maintaining a form attached to the nail or the toenail when an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the upper laminated part after the upper laminated part is attached to the nail or the toenail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GLLUGA Inc.
    Inventors: Gi Hyun Yu, Tae Gyu Yoo, Jae Bak Ahn
  • Patent number: 10368675
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent curling of a rug corner. The apparatus includes a rigid and planar V-shaped body having a top surface and a bottom surface. An adhesive layer is applied to at least a portion of the top surface of the body while a removable protective cover is provided over the adhesive layer. Upon removal of the protective cover and exposure of the adhesive layer, the body is adhered to the rug corner by the adhesive. Upon doing so, the body maintains the rug corner in a flat condition thus preventing any curling of the rug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 10370854
    Abstract: A membrane composite comprising a polymeric membrane panel, an adhesive layer, and a release member, where the adhesive layer is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that is at least partially cured, and where the adhesive layer has a thickness of at least 102 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Michael J Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10363718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing fine particles (excepting silica), and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the fine particles of from 45 to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazue Uemura, Kiichiro Kato, Shigeru Saito, Yumiko Amino, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Patent number: 10357122
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent curling of a rug corner. The apparatus includes a rigid and planar V-shaped body having a top surface and a bottom surface. An adhesive layer is applied to at least a portion of the top surface of the body while a removable protective cover is provided over the adhesive layer. Upon removal of the protective cover and exposure of the adhesive layer, the body is adhered to the rug corner by the adhesive. Upon doing so, the body maintains the rug corner in a flat condition thus preventing any curling of the rug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 10357123
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent curling of a rug corner. The apparatus includes a rigid and planar V-shaped body having a top surface and a bottom surface. A hook-and-pile fastener detachably secures the body and rug together. The body maintains the rug corner in a flat condition thus preventing any curling of the rug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 10345934
    Abstract: A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson, Seth Wilson
  • Patent number: 10337187
    Abstract: A shingle release film product and a roofing shingle product containing such film are described. The shingle release film product comprises a polymer film, a bonding material coating, and a release coating. The release coating comprises a silicone. The bonding material coating comprises an olefin polymer. The film product may be present on a roofing shingle product. The bonding material coating of the film product present on a shingle product is configured to adhere to an adjacent shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Daniel Grah, Rodney Craig Carter
  • Patent number: 10329772
    Abstract: A “SELF-ADHESIVE COATING FOR MASONRY” characterized in that it comprises a decorative high-pressure laminated sheet having a thickness between 0.6 mm and 0.8 mm combined with an EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) cover having a thickness between 0.8 mm and 1.0 mm, resulting in a product having a final thickness between 1.4 mm and 1.8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PERTECH DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventor: Carlos Alfredo Lima
  • Patent number: 10328670
    Abstract: Security tapes are disclosed that include a first substrate having a first major surface covered with a first PSA, a plurality of discrete pieces of second substrate laminated to the first major surface of the first substrate by the first PSA, and a second PSA applied to each of the plurality of discrete pieces of second substrate on a first surface opposite the first substrate. The first substrate is continuous in both the machine and transverse directions. Each discrete piece of second substrate has a length oriented in the transverse direction and may be spaced a distance apart, in the machine direction, from each adjacent piece of second substrate. The first adhesion of the first PSA for each of the discrete pieces of second substrate is less than a second adhesion of the second PSA for a packaging material or packaging carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Ronald J. Horwitz, John K. Tynan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10321800
    Abstract: A cleaning pad for electronic devices includes a first layer and a second layer. The first layer has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second layer has a top surface and a bottom surface removably attached to the top surface of the first layer. The bottom surface of the second layer includes an interior portion fabricated from a cleaning material for cleaning a display of an electronic device, and an exterior portion surrounding the interior portion and fabricated from an adhesive material. The interior portion of the bottom surface of the second layer is sealed between the exterior portion of the bottom surface of the second layer and the top surface of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Cody Caligiuri
  • Patent number: 10325525
    Abstract: A combination wristband and label form has a front ply and a back ply. The front ply has a top portion having a plurality of labels die cut therein and a bottom portion with a generally rectangular wristband configured to receive indicia, and an outer portion surrounding the wristband. The wristband is separable from the form and is formed of a single ply of water-resistant material, and has a first lateral end and a second lateral end. The back ply is at least partially coated in a control bond adhesive and further includes at least one area of silicone. The control bond adhesive includes between about 1 kg and 2 kg of a flexible adhesive; between about 1 kg and 2 kg of water; between about 12 g and 16 g gypsum, and between about 13 g and 23 g fumed silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Staudinger, Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10293587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label laminate and a release liner of the label laminate. According to an embodiment release liner comprises a substrate comprising propylene block copolymer. The substrate may be oriented in a machine direction of the substrate. The substrate may have an elongation of the substrate in a machine direction of the substrate is less than 3% at a tension level between 200 and 1200 N/m. The substrate may have a ratio of 1% secant modulus in machine direction of the substrate to elongation in transverse direction of the substrate is between 2 and 15. Further the invention relates to a use of a release liner for self-adhesive label laminate and to a method for providing a label laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner, Tom Saxberg
  • Patent number: 10286625
    Abstract: A wrapping material for formed bales of material. The wrapping material including at least one layer of a flexible plastic material film web having a substantially uniform width and divided lengthwise into portions of substantially equal length by a plurality of spaced lines of perforations extending fully transversely across the width of the wrapping material and fully through the layer or layers forming the wrapping material. Each said line of perforations having a first adhesive substrate adhered to a first surface of said wrapping material adjacent to but spaced from the line of perforations. The first adhesive substrate extending substantially across the width of said wrapping material and having, in use, an outwardly facing adhesive surface, and a second adhesive substrate extending substantially across the width of said wrapping material and being adhesively secured to said first surface of the wrapping material whereby the second adhesive substrate overlies said line of perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Castillo, Jason Boyd
  • Patent number: 10280338
    Abstract: A drywall tape including a fiber matrix having a first side and an opposing second side; a sandable coating on at least a portion of the first side of the fiber matrix, wherein the sandable coating is a first color; and, an adhesive element on at least a portion of the second side of the fiber matrix. Additionally, a system for preventing oversanding of surfaces including a matrix having a first side and an opposing second side; and, at least one sandable coating on at least a portion of the first side of the flexible matrix, wherein the sandable coating is a different color than the color of joint compound when dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Bryant Mayo