Patents by Inventor Glen Jerry

Glen Jerry 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).

  • Patent number: 11090682
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform discontinuous pattern of coating material, the method including the present disclosure describes a method of applying a coating material onto a substrate, including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a multiplicity of first dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction; dispensing a first coating material from the dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and translating the multiplicity of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and varying a rate of dispensing of the first coating material in a predetermined fashion to form a discontinuous pattern of the first coating material on a major surface of the substrate. Useful non-uniformly patterned coated articles can be prepared using the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Peter T. Benson, Karl K. Stensvad, Glen A. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10888893
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for dispensing coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a coating die body including a cavity and an opening on a dispensing side thereof. One or more movable components are disposed on the dispensing side of the die body to define at least a portion of a dispensing slot adjacent the opening of the cavity. The one or more movable components are movable with respect to the opening to allow a width of the dispensing slot along a cross direction to be dynamically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10882068
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for direct coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a die body with one or more bores. One or more cams are pivotally mounted within the bores and have one or more recessed areas formed into the respective peripheral surfaces thereof. The one or more cams are rotatable within the die body to dynamically, independently vary the width or shape of the respectively dispensed one or more fluid coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Gary W. Maier, James Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200230642
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform discontinuous pattern of coating material, the method including the present disclosure describes a method of applying a coating material onto a substrate, including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a multiplicity of first dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction; dispensing a first coating material from the dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and translating the multiplicity of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and varying a rate of dispensing of the first coating material in a predetermined fashion to form a discontinuous pattern of the first coating material on a major surface of the substrate. Useful non-uniformly patterned coated articles can be prepared using the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Peter T. Benson, Karl K. Stensvad, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20200189870
    Abstract: Web handling apparatuses and methods are provided to passively control a lateral position of a moving web. The web wraps around support rollers adjacent opposed web edges. One or more guide rollers are positioned adjacent to the support rollers. The guide rollers are in rolling contact with the web edge to guide the moving, misguided web back into its desired lateral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Glen A. Jerry, Ronald P. Swanson, Ameeta R. Goyal, James N. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 10537028
    Abstract: Electrically conductive patterns formed on a substrate are provided with a reduced visibility. A region of a major surface of the substrate is selectively roughened to form a roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are directly formed on the roughened region and are conformal with the roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Matthew R. Smith, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, John T. Strand, Moses M. David, Glen A. Jerry, Ellison G. Kawakami, Karl K. Stensvad, James R. Starkey
  • Publication number: 20190217324
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for direct coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a die body with one or more bores. One or more cams are pivotally mounted within the bores and have one or more recessed areas formed into the respective peripheral surfaces thereof. The one or more cams are rotatable within the die body to dynamically, independently vary the width or shape of the respectively dispensed one or more fluid coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Gary W. Maier, James Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190112711
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method may include engaging a first edge region on a first surface of a substrate with a first support roller; engaging a second edge region on the first surface of the substrate with a second support roller; transporting the substrate over the first and the second support rollers; repeating the following sequence of steps to form a thin film on the substrate: (a) exposing the substrate to a first precursor; (b) supplying a reactive species to the substrate after exposing the substrate to the first precursor; and depositing a vapor on the thin film to form a coating on the thin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher S. Lyons, Bill H. Dodge, Joseph C. Spagnola, Glen A. Jerry, Ameeta R. Goyal, Ronald P. Swanson, James N. Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20190030560
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for dispensing coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a coating die body including a cavity and an opening on a dispensing side thereof. One or more movable components are disposed on the dispensing side of the die body to define at least a portion of a dispensing slot adjacent the opening of the cavity. The one or more movable components are movable with respect to the opening to allow a width of the dispensing slot along a cross direction to be dynamically adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10150635
    Abstract: A web path for conveying a web material includes at least two support rollers contacting a single major surface of the web material, wherein the web material is of indefinite length and has a first and a second edge. A first support roller contacts a first edge region of the web material, and a second support roller contacts a second edge region of the web material such that the web material has a substantial un-contacted region between the first and the second support roller including at least about 50% of the width of the web material. At least one of the first support roller and the second support roller are supported on a bowed shaft such that at least one of the first and second support rollers is angled with respect to the direction of motion of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Glen A. Jerry, Ameeta R. Goyal, Ronald P. Swanson, James N. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 9977154
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a sensing system that provides high-resolution feedback for web guiding and tension control. The system may be especially useful for web material that is manufactured to include micro-replicated structures with micron size scale. A micro-replication station forms a pattern of micro-replicated lenses on a web material. The sensing system illuminates a measurement area on the web material and detects an angular distribution of light exiting a set of the micro-replicated lenses within the first measurement area. A control system that adjusts at least one process control parameter of the transport system based on the detected angular distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David L. Hofeldt, Robert L. Brott, Daniel H. Carlson, James N. Dobbs, Andrzej P. Jaworski, Glen A. Jerry, John T. Strand, Michael J. Sykora, Karl K. Stensvad
  • Publication number: 20180118982
    Abstract: A viscoelastic adhesive composition is provided, wherein at a dispensing temperature of between 35° C. and 120° C., the viscoelastic adhesive composition can be discretely dispensed and has a tan delta of at least 1 as determined by dynamic mechanical analysis at a frequency of 1 Hz and a complex viscosity of less than 5×103 Pascal-sec at a complex viscosity of less than 5×103Pascal-sec at a frequency of about 10 radians s?1. Such adhesives have been found useful in forming optical assemblies for producing display panels used in a variety of electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Albert I. Everaerts, Ross E. Behling, Thomas P. Klun, Jason D. Clapper, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Glen A. Jerry, Daniel H. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9817257
    Abstract: A process including positioning a coating head to define a gap between a first external opening in flow communication with a source of a first coating liquid, and a major surface of a substrate; creating relative motion between the first coating head and the substrate; dispensing a pre-determined quantity of the first coating liquid to form a discrete patch in a predetermined position on the substrate's major surface; positioning a second coating head to define a gap between a second external opening in flow communication with a source of a second coating liquid and a major surface of the patch; creating relative motion between the second coating head and the substrate, and dispensing a pre-determined quantity of the second coating liquid to form a discontinuous pattern on the patch's major surface. The first and optionally the second coating liquids exhibit a viscosity as dispensed of at least 1 Pascal-sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Christopher J. Campbell, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20170305700
    Abstract: A web path for conveying a web material includes at least two support rollers contacting a single major surface of the web material, wherein the web material is of indefinite length and has a first and a second edge. A first support roller contacts a first edge region of the web material, and a second support roller contacts a second edge region of the web material such that the web material has a substantial un-contacted region between the first and the second support roller including at least about 50% of the width of the web material. At least one of the first support roller and the second support roller are supported on a bowed shaft such that at least one of the first and second support rollers is angled with respect to the direction of motion of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Glen A. Jerry, Ameeta R. Goyal, Ronald P. Swanson, James N. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 9738816
    Abstract: A process including providing a coating head having an external opening in flow communication with a source of a first coating liquid, positioning the coating head relative to a substrate to define a gap between the external opening and the substrate, creating relative motion between the coating head and the substrate in a coating direction, and dispensing a predetermined quantity of the first coating liquid from the external opening onto at least a portion of at least one major surface of the substrate to form a discrete patch of the first coating liquid in a predetermined position on at least a portion of the major surface of the substrate. The first coating liquid as dispensed exhibits a viscosity of at least 1 Pascal-sec. In some exemplary embodiments, the first coating liquid is a liquid optically clear adhesive composition used in a laminate including a light emitting or reflecting device component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Christopher J. Campbell, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20170142841
    Abstract: Electrically conductive patterns formed on a substrate are provided with a reduced visibility. A region of a major surface of the substrate is selectively roughened to form a roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are directly formed on the roughened region and are conformal with the roughened pattern on the major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Matthew R. Smith, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, John T. Strand, Moses M. David, Glen A. Jerry, Ellison G. Kawakami, Karl K. Stensvad, James R. Starkey
  • Patent number: 9623644
    Abstract: A method of stencil printing includes printing a layer of non-sag adhesive onto a first substrate, adding topography to the layer of non-sag adhesive, and contacting the layer of non-sag adhesive with a second substrate. The second substrate initially contacts only about 5% or less of exposed surface area of the layer of non-sag adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20160289502
    Abstract: A process including providing a coating head having an external opening in flow communication with a source of a first coating liquid, positioning the coating head relative to a substrate to define a gap between the external opening and the substrate, creating relative motion between the coating head and the substrate in a coating direction, and dispensing a predetermined quantity of the first coating liquid from the external opening onto at least a portion of at least one major surface of the substrate to form a discrete patch of the first coating liquid in a predetermined position on at least a portion of the major surface of the substrate. The first coating liquid as dispensed exhibits a viscosity of at least 1 Pascal-sec. In some exemplary embodiments, the first coating liquid is a liquid optically clear adhesive composition used in a laminate including a light emitting or reflecting device component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Christopher J. Campbell, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20150309353
    Abstract: A process including positioning a coating head to define a gap between a first external opening in flow communication with a source of a first coating liquid, and a major surface of a substrate; creating relative motion between the first coating head and the substrate; dispensing a pre-determined quantity of the first coating liquid to form a discrete patch in a predetermined position on the substrate's major surface; positioning a second coating head to define a gap between a second external opening in flow communication with a source of a second coating liquid and a major surface of the patch; creating relative motion between the second coating head and the substrate, and dispensing a pre-determined quantity of the second coating liquid to form a discontinuous pattern on the patch's major surface. The first and optionally the second coating liquids exhibit a viscosity as dispensed of at least 1 Pascal-sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Christopher J. Campbell, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20150174880
    Abstract: A method of stencil printing includes printing a layer of non-sag adhesive onto a first substrate, adding topography to the layer of non-sag adhesive, and contacting the layer of non-sag adhesive with a second substrate. The second substrate initially contacts only about 5% or less of exposed surface area of the layer of non-sag adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Karl K. Stensvad, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry