Patents Examined by Scott R Walshon
  • Patent number: 12036772
    Abstract: A composite structure is disclosed having a fiber-reinforce plastic and a wood layer. The wood layer includes an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface. At least a portion of the lower surface includes at least one engagement feature. A co-cure adhesive layer is applied to the lower surface of the wood layer. The co-cure adhesive layer bonds the fiber-reinforced plastic and the layer. The co-cure adhesive layer comprises at least one elastomer and at least one resin selected from a vinyl ester resin, a polyester resin, and an epoxy resin. The at least one engagement feature may comprise at least one of a groove, a dovetail groove, a curved groove, and a hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventor: Travis Smith McCloud
  • Patent number: 12031080
    Abstract: An antimony-free adhesive package useful for making an insulation facing material includes a halogenated latex adhesive, a flame/smoke suppressant such as aluminum trihydrate, an intumescent such as aluminum polyphosphate, melamine powder, a melamine cyanurate, a mold and mildew inhibitor, an optional dispersant, an optional water holding agent, and optionally between 3% and 10% of a zinc molybdate/magnesium silicate complex and between 3% and 10% of a zinc phosphate/zinc oxide complex. Insulation facing material made with the adhesive package has a “flame spread” value that does not exceed 25, and a “smoke developed” value that does not exceed 50, and meets the applicable standards for operating temperature, anti-corrosiveness, corrosion, puncture resistance, water vapor transmission, water vapor sorption, shrinkage, microbial growth resistance, and water immersion bond integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Winona Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Bergin, James Herbert Stoken
  • Patent number: 12024639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-performance repair tape for a backboard of a photovoltaic module. The tape comprises a base material layer, a functional adhesive layer, and a release material layer provided in sequence from top to bottom; the base material layer is formed of a polyester thin film material; the functional adhesive layer is formed of a high weather-resistance adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Qiquan Zhou, Hongye Chen, Keiichi Uno, Xiaoping Wu
  • Patent number: 12024658
    Abstract: Provided herein is a water-based hybrid pressure sensitive adhesive composition and a method of producing the same. The composition comprises: (A) 100 parts by mass of a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive; (B) 5 to 80 parts by mass of an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive; (C) water in a sufficient amount to emulsify or disperse components (A) and (B) in component (C); and (D) 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of an amino-functional alkoxysilane compound, a hydrolysate thereof, or a hydrolyzed condensate thereof. Components (A) and (B) are emulsified or dispersed in component (C). The composition can be cured to form a pressure sensitive adhesive exhibiting good peel adhesion and low silicone migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ruihua Lu, Li Ding, Zhaohui Qu, Yan Zhou, Zhihua Liu, Bochi Xu, Rongrong Fan
  • Patent number: 11993737
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a surface protection film which provides an excellent writing sensation when a touch pen is used thereon and excellent scratch resistance against a touch pen. As a solution, provided is a surface protection film which has on the outermost surface thereof a protection layer formed of a polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane has an international rubber hardness degree (IRHD) of 87.0-98.0 and a tan ? peak value of 0.6 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Yutaka Kamada, Arata Tani, Toshihiko Horie, Soh Kato
  • Patent number: 11981842
    Abstract: A lactic acid based hot-melt adhesive with an amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier. A hot-melt adhesive (HMA) includes: a lactic acid and caprolactone copolymer resin, a crystalline lactic acid oligomer wax, and said amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier, characterized in that the amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier includes an amorphous polymerisation product of a) lactic acid monomer and b) a multifunctional polymerization initiator containing three or more hydroxy and/or amino groups. The use of the amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier in a lactic acid-based hot-melt adhesive, to a method for adhering substrates together using a hot-melt adhesive including said amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier, and to a specific amorphous lactic acid oligomer tackifier and a method of its preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Kevin Bernardus Braam, Chris Francois Hubert Schaekens, Rick Jeffrey Van Strien, Remco Johannes Antonius Stevens
  • Patent number: 11975470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) film capable of being laminated by heat sealing on a metal. The PET film is a coextruded PET film including an intermediate layer, and a surface layer and a heat seal layer bound to respective sides of the intermediate layer, the heat seal layer including 100 parts by weight of a PET resin modified simultaneously with 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol, 1,3-propanediol, and 1,4-butanediol, and 10 to 50 parts by weight of a PET resin modified with isophthalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Ig Lae Jo, Yong Je Kang
  • Patent number: 11976148
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising: a hydroxy-functional or ether-functional (meth)acrylate copolymer, an epoxy resin; water; a photocatalyst, and optionally a polyvinyl acetal polymer and/or a film-forming polymer. When cured, provides structural bonding adhesives that are curable under high humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kelly A. Volp, Kathleen S. Shafer, Peter O. Rekow, Jonathan E. Janoski, Thomas Q. Chastek, Bradford L. Ryland, Douglas L. Elmore
  • Patent number: 11970636
    Abstract: To provide an aqueous adhesive for an inorganic material with excellent adhesiveness to the inorganic material. An adhesive improver (J) for an aqueous adhesive for an inorganic material including a copolymer (A) containing an unsaturated (poly) carboxylic acid (anhydride) (a1) and a (meth) acrylic acid alkyl (2 to 30 alkyl carbon atoms) ester (a2) as a constituent monomer; and an aqueous adhesive for an inorganic material (X) including the adhesive improver (J), saccharide (B), a polycarboxylic acid (C) having 4 to 24 carbon atoms and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Miyuki Hayashi, Ai Kita, Masaya Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11970643
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a suction fixing sheet to be placed on a suction surface of a suction device to prevent contact between a suction target and the suction surface, the suction fixing sheet including: a porous sheet having air permeability in its thickness direction; and an adhesive layer having air permeability in its thickness direction and disposed on one surface of the porous sheet; wherein the adhesive layer includes a crosslinked adhesive agent, and sucked force obtained for the suction fixing sheet when the sheet area is 100 cm2, the sucked force being measured by a predetermined method, is 450 N or more. The suction fixing sheet of the present invention can suppress a decrease in processing accuracy of a suction target even when the sheet is used under high temperature conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Masahiro Arai
  • Patent number: 11964463
    Abstract: Air-holding fabrics and improvements to reinforced tape used to join multiple fabric panels. Specifically disclosed is a joining system and method for securing two air-holding panels to one another, while eliminating air leakage through the seam tape. The disclosed reinforced tapes find particular use in connection with evacuation slides, evacuation slide/rafts, life rafts, life vests, and other life-saving inflatable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Christian W. Thomson, Thomas W. Swierkocki
  • Patent number: 11939497
    Abstract: Provided is: a layered body wherein a sheet surface has slight adhesiveness, enabling easy temporary securing of a semiconductor chip, or the like, that has been diced, onto a semiconductor substrate, and wherein permanent adhesion to an adhered object is expressed through post-curing; a layered body that includes the same; a semiconductor device that uses the same; and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. A silicone-based adhesive sheet is disclosed herein, wherein, prior to heating, the delamination mode of the adhesive surface from a non-adhesive substrate is interfacial delamination, and after heating of the adhesive surface in a range of between 50 and 200° C., the delamination mode of the adhesive surface from another non-adhesive substrate changes to cohesive fracturing, and exhibits permanent adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nohno Toda, Manabu Sutoh
  • Patent number: 11920065
    Abstract: A self-adhesive article comprises an adhesive layer comprising a crosslinked adhesive composition, which comprises at least one polysilylated polymer having a number-average molar mass (Mn) of at least 20000 g/mol, wherein the at least one polysilylated polymer comprises a polyether and/or polyurethane main chain and at least two hydrolysable silylated end groups, said silylated end groups being attached to the main chain of the polymer by a urethane or ether function (referred to as a connector group); at least one tackifying resin having an average hydroxyl number of less than or equal to 100; and at least one crosslinking catalyst, excluding any monosilylated polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: David Goubard, Olivier Laferte
  • Patent number: 11911310
    Abstract: An adhesive wafer for an ostomy device, the wafer comprising a skin-facing adhesive layer, a backing layer on the non-skin-facing side of the adhesive layer, and a hole for accommodating a stoma. On the central portion of the backing layer is located a release layer being configured to release a neutralizer. The neutralizer is capable of neutralizing or at least minimizing the level of skin or adhesive aggressiveness of the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Lene Feldskov Nielsen, Monica Ramos Gallego
  • Patent number: 11905353
    Abstract: Pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are disclosed comprising acrylic emulsions that are emulsion polymerization products of (a) a monomer mixture comprising, based on the total weight of monomers in the monomer mixture, from 50 to 99 weight percent 2-ethylhexyl acrylate and from 1 to 50 weight percent an unsaturated monomer, (b) a surfactant, and (c) an initiator. Methods for preparing pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are also disclosed. Food contact articles comprising the disclosed pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed food contact articles have an overall migration of less than 25 mg/dm2, as measured in accordance with EN 1186, or less than 10 mg/dm2, as measured in accordance with EN 1186.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph B Binder, Saswati Pujari, Hany Necola
  • Patent number: 11897248
    Abstract: A film comprising a release layer and an adhesive layer, wherein the thickness of the film is less than 25 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: FLEXOPACK S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Ginosatis
  • Patent number: 11890837
    Abstract: A veneer panel may include a face veneer, a first inner layer bonded to the face veneer, a second inner layer bonded to the first inner layer, and a thermally conductive layer bonded to the second inner layer. The first inner layer and the second inner layer are treated with a flame retardant. The first inner layer is disposed between the face veneer and the second inner layer, and the second inner layer is disposed between the first inner layer and the thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation (HSC)
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chapman, Brian Barnett, Nicholas William Linck, John Michael Striegel, Abe Blessinger
  • Patent number: 11882833
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton
  • Patent number: 11884850
    Abstract: A thermally curable adhesive film, a tape, and a method of making the tape, wherein the film includes: a crosslinked (meth)acrylate matrix; and a thermally curable, one-part epoxy/thiol resin composition incorporated within the crosslinked (meth)acrylate matrix; wherein the thermally curable, one-part epoxy/thiol resin composition comprises: an epoxy resin component comprising an epoxy resin having at least two epoxide groups per molecule; a thiol component comprising a polythiol compound having at least two thiol groups; a nitrogen-containing catalyst for the epoxy resin; and an organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Michael A. Kropp, Matthew J. Kryger, Shijing Cheng
  • Patent number: 11873607
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tobacco packaging material, comprising a paper material coated with at least one polymer layer. The polymer layer comprises at least one repulpable polymer, and wherein the tobacco packaging material has a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) that is at least 90% lower than the paper material. Further provided is a tobacco package comprising the tobacco packaging material, wherein the tobacco package is substantially free of any foil inner liner or polypropylene film. Further described is a method for making the tobacco packaging material, comprising extrusion coating at least one repulpable polymer onto a paper material to form a polymer layer, and optionally further depositing at least one atomic layer deposition (ALD) layer that comprises a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Pankaj Patel, Bruce Bengtsson, Stephanie A. Whittington, Erkki Mikael Salo, Tero Tapani Malm