Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Haak

Christopher A. Haak has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180265740
    Abstract: Articles and laminates include a substrate with a first polyester surface and a second polyester surface, a crosslinked polyurethane-based primer coated on at least the first polyester surface, and an optically clear heat activated adhesive adjacent to the crosslinked polyurethane-based primer. The articles and laminates are prepared by applying a polyurethane-based dispersion and a crosslinker on at least one polyester surface, drying the applied coating, heating while stretching the substrate and the coating to form a crosslinked primer layer on the stretched polyester surface, and applying an optically clear heat activated adhesive onto the crosslinked primer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Bert T. Chien, Christopher P. Gerlach, Gregory F. King, Peggy S. Willett, Christopher A. Haak, Ronald K. Thery
  • Publication number: 20170182693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to dyed polyester films whose color remains stable after prolonged exposure to UV radiation and to methods of making such dyed polyester films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. HAAK, JOSEPH M. ZOBOROWSKI
  • Patent number: 9630384
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to dyed polyester films whose color remains stable after prolonged exposure to UV radiation and to methods of making such dyed polyester films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher A. Haak, Joseph M. Zoborowski
  • Patent number: 9498931
    Abstract: A roofing shingle may include a substrate, granules and multilayer infrared light reflecting film particles. In some cases, a roofing shingle may include a substrate, granules and a multilayer infrared light reflecting film disposed either above or below the granules. Such roofing shingles may exhibit improved solar reflectivity. An infrared light reflecting mixture may include inorganic granules and polymeric multilayer infrared light reflecting film particles. An existing construction surface may be treated to improve its solar reflectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffry L. Jacobs, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Christopher A. Haak
  • Patent number: 9222299
    Abstract: An article for securing a window film to a window frame includes an elongate body having a first end and a second end, a first portion having a first attachment surface extending from the first end to the second end, a connecting portion extending outwardly from the first portion opposite the first attachment surface, and a second portion joined with the end of the connecting portion opposite the first portion. Methods of anchoring an applied window film to a window frame using the article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher A. Haak, Ryan B. Prince, Mario A. Perez, Steven R. Austin
  • Publication number: 20150251395
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to dyed polyester films whose color remains stable after prolonged exposure to UV radiation and to methods of making such dyed polyester films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. HAAK, JOSEPH M. ZOBOROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20150044456
    Abstract: Articles and laminates include a substrate with a first polyester surface and a second polyester surface, a crosslinked polyurethane-based primer coated on at least the first polyester surface, and an optically clear heat activated adhesive adjacent to the crosslinked polyurethane-based primer. The articles and laminates are prepared by applying a polyurethane-based dispersion and a crosslinker on at least one polyester surface, drying the applied coating, heating while stretching the substrate and the coating to form a crosslinked primer layer on the stretched polyester surface, and applying an optically clear heat activated adhesive onto the crosslinked primer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bert T. Chien, Christopher P. Gerlach, Gregory F. King, Peggy S. Willett, Christopher A. Haak, Ronald K. Thery
  • Patent number: 8361599
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Publication number: 20110103072
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Patent number: 7906202
    Abstract: A tear resistant solar control multilayer film article is disclosed. The multilayer film article includes an infrared light reflecting multilayer film having alternating polymeric layers of a first polymer type and a second polymer type and the alternating polymeric layers cooperate to reflect infrared light; an infrared light absorbing nanoparticle layer including a plurality of metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed in a cured polymeric binder, the infrared light absorbing nanoparticle layer being adjacent the infrared light reflecting multilayer film, and a tear resistant polymeric film disposed adjacent to the infrared light reflecting multilayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Raghunath Padiyath, Stephen J. Strauss, Christopher A. Haak, Douglas A. Huntley
  • Patent number: 7892638
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Publication number: 20100178470
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Patent number: 7713597
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Publication number: 20090320406
    Abstract: A tool for applying an elongate adhesive attachment article to a window assembly including a window film and window frame includes a body having a contact surface for guiding the tool along the substrate, a positioner arranged to align the adhesive article on the window assembly, and a force applier configured to apply a force to the attachment article in the direction of the window assembly. A method of securing a window film to a window frame using such a tool is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: John J. Dyer, Christopher A. Haak, Ryan B. Prince
  • Publication number: 20090176061
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Publication number: 20090151255
    Abstract: An article for securing a window film to a window frame includes an elongate body having a first end and a second end, a first portion having a first attachment surface extending from the first end to the second end, a connecting portion extending outwardly from the first portion opposite the first attachment surface, and a second portion joined with the end of the connecting portion opposite the first portion. Methods of anchoring an applied window film to a window frame using the article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Christopher A. Haak, Ryan B. Prince, Mario A. Perez, Steven R. Austin
  • Patent number: 7524543
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Emily S. Goenner, John T. Brady, Christopher A. Haak
  • Publication number: 20090056246
    Abstract: An impact-resistant window assembly includes a window frame, glazing having opposed major surfaces arranged within the window frame, window film arranged on at least one of the glazing opposed major surfaces, and sealant arranged to secure the window film to the window frame. Methods of making an impact-resistant window assembly and anchoring an applied window film to a window frame are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Ryan B. Prince, Mario A. Perez, Christopher A. Haak, Howard S. Creel
  • Publication number: 20080075948
    Abstract: A tear resistant solar control multilayer film article is disclosed. The multilayer film article includes an infrared light reflecting multilayer film having alternating polymeric layers of a first polymer type and a second polymer type and the alternating polymeric layers cooperate to reflect infrared light; an infrared light absorbing nanoparticle layer including a plurality of metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed in a cured polymeric binder, the infrared light absorbing nanoparticle layer being adjacent the infrared light reflecting multilayer film, and a tear resistant polymeric film disposed adjacent to the infrared light reflecting multilayer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Raghunath Padiyath, Stephen J. Strauss, Christopher A. Haak, Douglas A. Huntley
  • Publication number: 20080050560
    Abstract: A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Clinton Jones, Brant Kolb, Emily Goenner, John Brady, Christopher Haak