Patents Examined by Patricia L. Nordmeyer
  • Patent number: 12011119
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for preventing the spread debris and collecting liquids from the surface of handheld tooling. The apparatus of the present invention is operable to provide a sanitation pad comprised of a plurality of peelable units which are capable of absorbing liquids (e.g., water, and oils) and collecting debris for preventing contamination to the immediate work environment. The units may be comprised of various layers and material thereby allowing for various handheld tooling applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Larry Kenitzer
  • Patent number: 12006452
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive surface that does not adhere to the adherend and can be positioned by sliding it under low pressure, while it can exert a sufficient adhesive force under a pressure above a certain level. The adhesive sheet includes an adhesive layer with a fine structure on a surface thereof. The fine structure includes a plurality of cone or frustum structures, with the cones or frustums having two or more parts joined to each other via an interface. A first part is present on a top of the cones or frustums and is formed from a non-adhesive or a weak adhesive material, and a second part is present below the first part and is formed from a strong adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Haruyuki Mikami
  • Patent number: 11987040
    Abstract: Provided is a releasing member-integrated transfer sheet capable of improving both the conveyability on forming an image on a transfer layer and the transferability on transferring the transfer layer onto a transfer receiving article. A releasing member-integrated transfer sheet includes a releasing member including a first support and an adhesive layer provided on the first support, and a transfer sheet including a second support and a transfer layer provided on the second support, the transfer sheet being integrated with the releasing member such that the adhesive layer is opposed to the second support. The transfer layer is peelable from the second support, and the adhesive force between the second support and the adhesive layer is smaller than the adhesive force between the first support and the adhesive layer to thereby make the releasing member separable from the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei Yoshino, Shinya Yoda
  • Patent number: 11985843
    Abstract: A window module includes a window, a first protective film disposed on a first surface of the window, and a second protective film disposed on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the window. A first release force of the first protective film with respect to the window is greater than a second release force of the second protective film with respect to the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Boyun Kim, Ji Hyuk Im, Sungwon Cho
  • Patent number: 11967256
    Abstract: A two-ply liner-label and liner-label-roll are provided. A front side of a liner is coated with a release coating. The liner also includes a plurality of die cut tabs that at least partially align with a second die cut label in the label. The backside of the label is coated with an adhesive material and applied to the front side of the liner to form a liner-label roll. The tabs remain affixed to their corresponding individual labels when the labels are removed for placement on packaging; thereby, leaving holes in the liner as the liner is wound into a waste-liner roll within an auto applicator machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Roger Francoeur
  • Patent number: 11958278
    Abstract: Label assemblies and methods of manufacturing label assemblies are described. In an aspect, a label assembly includes a post-consumer waste (PCW) paper layer and a thermal coating applied at a side of the post-consumer waste paper layer. The post-consumer waste paper layer may have a fiber density that allows the thermal coating to sit on the side of the post-consumer waste paper layer while reducing absorption of the thermal coating within the post-consumer waste paper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Brian Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 11951730
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible display device. The flexible display device has different base materials for the back supporting film at the bonding region and the non-bonding region, so that it can satisfy the requirements for AOI and bending resistance respectively. The present disclosure also provides a back film for a flexible display device and a preparation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Penghao Gu, Chunyan Xie, Song Zhang, Ziang Han
  • Patent number: 11950715
    Abstract: A decorative object assembly for attachment to a vertical surface includes a substantially planar decorative block defining an upper edge and a lower edge. A flexible planar strip is made of a thermoplastic polymer, and defines an upper edge parallel to the upper edge of the block, a lower edge parallel to the lower edge of the block, and a vertical direction between the upper and lower edges. A first layer of adhesive extends vertically downward from the upper edge of the strip, for releasable attachment to the vertical surface. An attachment mechanism for attachment to the decorative block is configured on a lower vertical section of the planar strip. A gap section of the strip is vertically located between the first layer of adhesive and the lower vertical section, on which no adhesive is adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Mixtiles Ltd.
    Inventors: Ziv Botzer, Nir Yaacov Beit-Av
  • Patent number: 11933040
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and articles for achieving puncture-resistant waterproofing membranes and for waterproofing building and civil engineering surfaces without requiring the use of separate protection boards. Exemplary membranes and methods of the invention rely on relatively thin, flexible composite layers to provide impact resistance while yet facilitating seaming between adjacent installed membranes and minimizing formation of wrinkles, leakage channels, and “fish mouth” openings, particularly at substrate details or other surface irregularities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Marysusan Couturier, Jyoti Seth
  • Patent number: 11917782
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a flexible display module, a window on the flexible display module, and a protective base film on the window, and having a first modulus at a first temperature and a second modulus lower than the first modulus at a second temperature 80° C. higher than the first temperature, wherein the difference between the first modulus and the second modulus may be no greater than about 985 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heonjung Shin, Kyungtae Kim, Boa Kim, Hyunjoon Oh
  • Patent number: 11912908
    Abstract: An air-permeable adhesive sheet has air permeability in a thickness direction thereof and including an adhesive agent layer having first through holes extending in the thickness direction, wherein at least one surface of the adhesive agent layer forms an adhesive surface, the through holes have an average opening diameter of 1.0 to 50 ?m and an average interval of 5 to 400 ?m, and a variation in air permeability in the thickness direction is 22% or less as represented by a coefficient of variation of an air permeability measured according to Method B for air permeability measurement (Gurley method) specified in JIS L 1096: 2010, with an effective measurement area as a predetermined value selected from 0.5 to 2.0 mm2. The air-permeable adhesive sheet is a sheet capable of obtaining good characteristics such as air permeability even when being made into a sheet having a small area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Hajime Yamamoto, Hiroki Kigami, Marie Aizuka
  • Patent number: 11915621
    Abstract: A label sticker is provided and includes: a base layer; a release layer coated on an upper surface of the base layer; a first surface material layer having a lower surface coated with a first glue layer and coated on or adhered to the release layer through the first glue layer; and a second surface material layer having a lower surface coated with a second glue layer and adhered to an upper surface of the first surface material layer through the second glue layer. The area of the second surface material layer is greater than the area of the first surface material layer. The label sticker. Therefore, glue residues left behind by a process of making the label sticker do not interfere with use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Chin-Chih Wang Tsai
  • Patent number: 11912910
    Abstract: A conductive film laminate according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a carrier substrate, a conductive film liner on the carrier substrate, and a conductive adhesive film formed on the conductive film liner. The conductive film liner and the conductive adhesive film may form a cut pattern which does not cover the entire carrier substrate. The conductive adhesive film having a narrow width can be stably supplied on the carrier substrate. The conductive adhesive film may be used as an anisotropic conductive film for a bonding process of a touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Hyuk Hwan Kwon, Sun Kwon Ahn, Chang Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 11904585
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive system comprising a fabricated structure having alternating regions that are unpatterned and patterned along its longitudinal length. Patterned regions have at least one subregion with a non-linear cut relative to the transverse direction across the width of the structure. The geometry, location of the subregion(s), number of nonlinear cuts, and other parameters allow tuning as well as pinpoint programming of the adhesive properties either along the entire width and length or the strip or just at pinpointed subregions of the strip. Such tuning can include not only adhesive strength, but its adhesive strength in certain peeling directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: lowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bartlett, Dohgyu Hwang
  • Patent number: 11898070
    Abstract: Provided are an adhesive tape having high flex resistance that can withstand repeated bending by folding operations and the like while maintaining high impact resistance, and an electronic device including the adhesive tape. The adhesive tape has an adhesive layer on one side or both sides of a foam base directly or with another layer interposed, in which the foam base contains an elastomer resin as a main component. The foam base has a tensile stress of 150 N/cm2 or less at 100% strain based on a stress-strain curve and a foam density of 0.2 g/cm3 to 2.0 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Furukawa, Yuuya Kitade, Yuusuke Takahashi, Takeshi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11898068
    Abstract: A reversible adhesive apparatus includes a base and an adhesive layer. The base is configured with a series of concave and convex shapes at a top surface of the base according to some embodiments. The base is configured with a raised portion and a surrounding portion at a top surface of the base according to some other embodiments. The adhesive layer is disposed on top of the base. The adhesive layer configured to provide reversible adhesion on a top surface of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle A. Crum, Robert H. Schmidt, David A. Vasko, Neil R. Bentley, Tracy M. Clark, Michael D. Cook
  • Patent number: 11890821
    Abstract: Air- or gas-holding fabrics and improvements to welded seam tapes used to join multiple fabric panels and/or to join accessories to one or more fabric panels. Specifically disclosed is a joining system and method for securing air- or gas-holding panels to one another and/or to joining accessories to one or more panels without causing damage due to overheating the seam area. This disclosure has been found particularly useful with improved lightweight fabrics that would otherwise be more susceptible to damage during welding processes. The disclosed seam tapes and accessory fabrics find particular use in connection with inflatable devices, but may be used in other applications. This disclosure relates to a dedicated seam tape or dedicated accessory fabric that (a) utilizes specialized coatings with a lower melt temperature compared to coatings that are used on inflatable fabric material and/or (b) is manufactured from material that has not been treated to have substantial reflective properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Deepak Duggal
  • Patent number: 11877679
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent curling of a rug corner including a rigid and planar body having a planar top and planar bottom. The rigid and planar body being a laminate structure and including an adhesive layer having a top surface configured to adhere the body to an underside of the rug corner, an elastomer layer that includes a bottom surface configured to contact the floor surface and prevent slippage between the body and the floor surface, and a rigid layer between the adhesive layer and the elastomer layer configured to maintain the body in rigid form. Upon removal of a protective cover provided over a top surface of the adhesive layer, said body is adherable to the underside of the rug corner by said adhesive whereby said body maintains the rug corner in a flat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Just Fur Love LLC
    Inventor: Allan Wendling
  • Patent number: 11859853
    Abstract: The invention is drawn to flexible self-adhesive mineral wool laminate, comprising—a mineral wool insulation mat with a first and second main face, —a first facing laminated onto the first main face of the mineral wool insulation mat, —a second facing which is a double-sided adhesive structure adhered with one if its adhesive faces to the second main face of the mineral wool insulation mat, the other adhesive face being made of or comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive, the laminate being characterized by the fact that the double-sided adhesive structure comprises a plurality of through-holes, and to use of such laminates for insulating metallic sheet ducts or cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Manhal Abdulrazak Jaweesh
  • Patent number: 11845258
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of covering a surface using a surface covering system. The surface may be a floor, a wall, or a ceiling. In one embodiment, the surface covering system includes a plurality of panels and an adhesive tape that is configured to detachably couple the panels to the surface. The adhesive tape may include a substrate-side adhesive component, a panel-side adhesive component, and a release component between the substrate-side and panel-side adhesive components. The panels may be detachably coupled to the substrate by the adhesive tape such that at least one adhesive layer of the substrate-side adhesive component is adhered to the substrate, at least one adhesive layer of the panel-side adhesive component is adhered to the rear surfaces of the panels, and the release component is between the substrate-side adhesive component and the panel-side adhesive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Ying Chang, Michelle Wang