Patents Examined by Victor Chang
  • Patent number: 9862124
    Abstract: A multilayer optical adhesive including a first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer and a second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer. A crosslinked or soluble resin layer may be disposed between the first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer and the second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer or the first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer may be immediately adjacent to the second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer. An interface between immediately adjacent layers is structured and there is a difference in refractive indices across the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Marc D. Radcliffe, Daniel W. Hennen, Brett J. Sitter, Michael L. Steiner, Thomas R. Hoffend, Jr., Audrey A. Sherman, John J. Stradinger, Olester Benson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9841545
    Abstract: The optical film with a pressure sensitive adhesive on both sides includes a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer having a thickness of 3 ?m to 30 ?m on first main surface of an optical film, and a second pressure sensitive adhesive layer having a thickness of 50 ?m or more on second main surface of the optical film. A first protective sheet and a second protective sheet are releasably attached on the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer and the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer, respectively. The residual stress of the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer S2 (N/cm2), the thickness of the first protective sheet Y (?m); and the thickness of the second protective sheet Z (?m) satisfy the following relationship: 20?Y?80; 45?Z; and Y+0.17 Z+10.6 S2?63.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Masaki Mizutani, Shou Takarada, Atsushi Yasui
  • Patent number: 9834031
    Abstract: Described is a chiral liquid crystal polymer (CLCP) layer or pattern which comprises randomly distributed craters of controlled mean diameter and/or density. The density and/or mean diameter of the craters can be controlled, for example, by adjusting the wetting of a substrate by a CLCP precursor composition, the development time of the precursor composition, and the thickness of the applied precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Tristan Jauzein, Brahim Kerkar
  • Patent number: 9821529
    Abstract: A heat-debondable adhesive article having two opposing sides is provided that includes a shape-memory polymer sheet in its temporary strained shape that includes a plurality of slits therein and a first adhesive on one opposing side of the polymer sheet and a second adhesive on the other opposing side of the polymer sheet. The provided article, optionally, includes a first substrate in contact with the first adhesive and a second substrate in contact with the second adhesive. The article can be debonded by heating the article to a temperature equal to or greater than a transition temperature for the shape-memory polymer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Rule, Ross E. Behling, Nicholas A. Lee, Leslie M. LeBow
  • Patent number: 9815589
    Abstract: A tabbed seal as well as a method of manufacture is provided for sealing containers such as bottles, jars and the like. The tabbed seal is formed with a lower sheet-like structure having a non-foam, heat-distributing layer thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Patent number: 9785185
    Abstract: Examples of computing devices including a processor, memory, and a display device housed within the same enclosure are described. In examples, the display device, which may include a cover glass, may be attached to the enclosure using a multilayer adhesive member, the multilayer adhesive including a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer disposed on opposite sides of a foam layer. The first and/or second adhesive layers may include two or more layers of a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), which may be separated using one or more adhesive carrier films. In examples, the first and/or second adhesive layers may include a low tack (e.g. removable) PSA for adhering to surfaces of the display and enclosure and for facilitation removal and re-workability of the adhesive joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Alan Rundle, David Phillip Tarkington, Michelle Goldberg, Matthew Casebolt, Robert Sean Murphy, James R. Krogdahl
  • Patent number: 9752061
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive sheet comprising a support substrate, an adhesive agent layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer composed of a composition containing an adhesive agent and silica particles, and an adhesive agent layer (Y) that are laminated in this order, wherein the adhesive sheet that has a content by mass of the silica particles in the continuous void-containing layer of 25 to 60%; and when affixed to a surface of various plastic molded articles, the adhesive sheet prevents swelling or lifting, in other words, blistering after a lapse of time, to allow the surface of its support substrate to be smooth and to have an excellent appearance, wherein the adhesive sheet can exhibit excellent blister resistance regardless of the type of adhesive agent, and is furthermore easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kiichiro Kato, Yumiko Amino
  • Patent number: 9718994
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive adhesive tape comprising: a substrate that is formed in a nano-web form having a number of pores by spinning a polymer material by a spinning method; and a conductive adhesive layer that is formed in a non-porous form by directly spinning a conductive adhesive material by a spinning method on one or both surfaces of the substrate, or that is laminated on one or both surfaces of the substrate. Accordingly, thickness of the adhesive tape can be made thin, adhesive strength of the adhesive tape can be enhanced, and the adhesive tape can be precisely attached on even a curved surface. Further, when removing the adhesive tape from components, the adhesive layer can be prevented from remaining on the surface of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Lee, Yong Sik Jung, Yun Mi So
  • Patent number: 9704419
    Abstract: A magnetic label stock tape that is less prone to damage during handling in labeling machines, storage, shipping, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Magnum Magnetics Corporation
    Inventor: Keith Medley
  • Patent number: 9650546
    Abstract: Provided is a novel double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device which can be bonded to the adhesion surface in close contact without space therebetween although there is a step due to printing or the like on the adhesion surface to be bonded to the adhesive sheet. The double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device 1 of the invention is a sheet to bond any two adherends selected from a surface protective panel 2, a touch panel 3, and an image display panel, and the sheet is characterized in that at least one of the adherends (surface protective panel 2) has a stepped portion 2b on an adhesion surface 2a to adhere to the double-sided adhesive sheet 1 and the surface shape of the bonding surface 1a of the double-sided adhesive sheet 1 to be bonded to the adhesion surface 2a is shaped in accordance with the surface shape of the adhesion surface 2a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ryota Yamamoto, Makoto Inenaga, Kazunori Inoue, Mitsuru Kojima
  • Patent number: 9650549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing device (1) comprising a barrier layer (2) and an adhesive layer (3), and which is suitable for sealing bases in the building sector. The adhesive layer comprises a polymer P2, the polymer P2 being polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or a copolymer of ethylene and propylene, and a polyolefin-based polymer P3, the polymer P3 having at least one functional group which is selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids, OH-groups, anhydrides, acetates and glycidyl methacrylate, and azo-dicarbonamide A. The invention further relates to a method for sealing the said bases. The method according to the invention allows structures of civil engineering to be sealed rapidly and efficiently and ensures good adhesion of the sealing device on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Herbert Ackermann, Matthias Gössi, Frank Hoefflin, Stefan Keiser, Roman Rohrer, Jean-Claude Rudolf
  • Patent number: 9627231
    Abstract: Methods for bonding substrates, forming assemblies using the same, along with improved methods for refurbishing said assemblies are disclosed that take advantage of at least one channel formed in an adhesive utilized to join two substrates to improve fabrication, performance and refurbishment of the assemblies. In one embodiment an assembly includes a first substrate secured to a second substrate by an adhesive layer. The assembly includes a channel having at least one side bounded by the adhesive layer and having an outlet exposed to an exterior of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Kadthala Ramaya Narendrnath, Gangadhar Sheelavant, Monika Agarwal, Ashish Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 9617740
    Abstract: A peel-and-set tile system is disclosed for being installed onto a substrate, along with a corresponding method of manufacture and installation. The system provides, in an exemplary embodiment, a tile body. An underside surface of the tile body provides a contact adhesive array for securing the tile body to the substrate, the contact adhesive array being positioned and configured for forming a perimeter gasket continuously about a perimeter of the underside surface of the tile body when it is secured to the substrate. A peel-away release liner is applied over the contact adhesive array and configured to be removed therefrom when the tile body is to be installed onto the substrate. When the tile body is secured to the substrate, the perimeter gasket forms a bond that substantially prevents liquid or contaminants from getting between the underside surface of the tile body and the substrate or compromising the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Alan K. Bowden, David J. Farrage, Jr., Kevin T. Broderick
  • Patent number: 9604753
    Abstract: An adhesive tape system, for opening cardboard packaging, having an adhesive tape A furnished on at least one side with an adhesive coating and having a film carrier, the film being a polyolefin film oriented monoaxially in the longitudinal direction of the strip, and the film comprising a mixture of an olefinic polymer and a polar nonolefinic polymer. The adhesive tape system also has an adhesive tape B furnished on at least one side with an adhesive coating and having a film carrier, wherein the adhesive tapes A and B are disposed one above the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Christian Krause, Ulrich Otten, Tanja Urban, Patrick Kerep
  • Patent number: 9605184
    Abstract: This invention provides a PSA sheet comprising a PSA layer (A) constituting an adhesive face and a viscoelastic layer (B) supporting the PSA layer (A). The PSA layer (A) comprises, as a base polymer (A), a block copolymer of a monovinyl-substituted aromatic compound and a conjugated diene compound. The base polymer (A) comprises 30% by mass or more of a diblock copolymer. The viscoelastic layer (B) has a thickness of 200 ?m or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishikawa, Ryuuichi Kabutoya, Yoshihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 9570218
    Abstract: A paste for an NFC magnetic sheet is provided, which comprises: a magnetic powder; an organic carrier; and a nanoscale alumina powder; wherein a weight ratio of the nanoscale alumina powder to the magnetic powder ranges from about 0.0005 to about 0.005. A method of preparing the paste for the NFC magnetic sheet and an NFC magnetic sheet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hua Li, Shaolong Wang
  • Patent number: 9522514
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that can include a base with one or more recesses therein. The disclosure also includes techniques of making and using the systems and apparatuses. According to an example a technique of making a releasable core panel can include providing a releasable core, the releasable core including a first conductive foil integrally coupled with a base at a first side of the base and a first side of the conductive foil, the first conductive foil situated in a first recess in the first side of the base. The technique can include releasably coupling a second conductive foil to a second side of the first conductive foil through a temporary adhesive layer integrally coupled to a first side of the second conductive foil, the second side of the first conductive foil opposite the first side of the first conductive foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Shankar, Ching-Ping Janet Shen
  • Patent number: 9522427
    Abstract: Provided are a perfluorinated sulfonic acid polymer membrane having a porous surface layer, which includes a surface layer and a bottom layer present at the bottom of the surface layer, wherein the surface layer is a porous layer, and the bottom layer is non-porous dense layer, and a method for preparing the same through a solvent evaporation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Dirk Henkensmeier, Quoc Khanh Dang, Chang Won Yoon, Eun Ae Cho, Suk Woo Nam, Tae Hoon Lim, Hyoung-Juhn Kim, Jong Hyun Jang
  • Patent number: 9517587
    Abstract: A dry adhesive backed flooring for being installed in a flat orientation on a subfloor, the flooring including a sheet flooring material and a double-sided sheet adhesive married to the flooring material. The installed flooring is substantially free of bubbles and wrinkles and the flooring remains substantially flat as initially applied and does not significantly rise from the subfloor, bubble or otherwise detach from the subfloor under normal use conditions for the flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Base King, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis G. Schlisner
  • Patent number: 9511621
    Abstract: A heat transfer label comprising a support portion and a transfer portion for transfer of the transfer portion from the support portion to an article. Heat is applied to the support portion while the transfer portion is placed into contact with the article. The support portion comprises a release layer including a synthetic wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Laprade