Patents by Inventor Joel A. Getschel

Joel A. Getschel 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: 20220220264
    Abstract: A heat-treated non-oriented principal film including a cast (co)polymeric component that is not capable of thermally-induced self-forming. The heat-treated principal film has first and second opposed major faces and at least one modification zone on the first major face, each modification zone including a central portion and a rim portion surrounding the central portion. Each rim portion is surrounded by a land portion. An average thickness of each rim portion is greater than an average thickness of the land portion surrounding each modification zone, and an average thickness of each central portion is less than the average thickness of the land portion, or zero. The first major face of the heat-treated principal film may be positioned in contact with an oriented carrier film including a molecularly-oriented (co)polymer that exhibits a relaxation temperature (Tr). Methods of making such films and hand-tearable adhesive articles including such films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Aniruddha A. Upadhye, Joel A. Getschel, Mark A. Strobel, David M. Mahli, Paul D. Graham
  • Publication number: 20220213351
    Abstract: An oriented heat-treated principal film capable of thermally-induced self-forming, including one or more (co)polymers and exhibiting a relaxation temperature (Tr), the oriented heat-treated principal film having opposed first and second major faces, a land portion on the second major face and one or more modification zones on the second major face. A cross-linked (co)polymeric carrier layer is in contact with the first major face. Each modification zone includes a central closed portion and a rim portion surrounding the central closed portion and being surrounded by a land portion. An average thickness of each rim portion is greater than an average thickness of the land portion surrounding the central closed portion. An average thickness of each central closed portion is less than the average thickness of the land portion surrounding the central portion. Methods for making such films and adhesive articles comprising such films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Joel A. Getschel, Aniruddha A. Upadhye, Mark A. Strobel, Taylor J. Kobe, Steven J. McMan, Alan K. Nachtigal, Kevin M. Hamer
  • Publication number: 20220064498
    Abstract: An article and a method of making the article. The article includes a polymeric film having a first major surface and a second major surface; and an inkjet pattern of a low adhesion backsize coating composition deposited on the first major surface of the polymeric film; wherein the low adhesion backsize coating composition has a viscosity between 1 to 30 cp at a printing temperature between 20 to 70 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor J. Kobe, Joel A. Getschel, Duane D. Fansler
  • Publication number: 20220017785
    Abstract: An article and a method of making thereof. The article includes a polymeric film having a first major surface and a second major surface; and a plurality of discrete domains of an inkjet printing ink comprising a low adhesion backsize coating composition deposited on the first major surface of the polymeric film; wherein the low adhesion backsize coating composition has a viscosity between 1 to 30 cp at a printing temperature between 20 to 70 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor J. Kobe, Joel A. Getschel, Duane D. Fansler
  • Publication number: 20220017784
    Abstract: An article and a method of making thereof. The article includes a polymeric film having a first major surface and a second major surface; a first plurality of domains of a first inkjet printing ink comprising a first low adhesion backsize coating composition deposited on the first major surface of the polymeric film; and a second plurality of domains of a second inkjet printing ink comprising a second low adhesion backsize coating composition deposited on the first major surface of the polymeric film; wherein the first and second low adhesion backsize coating composition has a viscosity between 1 to 30 cp at a printing temperature between 20 to 70 degrees Celsius; and wherein at least some of the first plurality of domains overlaps some of the second plurality of domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor J. Kobe, Joel A. Getschel, Duane D. Fansler
  • Publication number: 20210402354
    Abstract: A membrane having a first outer surface having a plurality of pores in a skin layer and the plurality of pores having a closed perimeter in the skin layer. The membrane having a second outer surface and a porous supporting layer connecting the first outer surface to the second outer surface. The first outer surface of the membrane is a melt-fused skin layer from exposure to ultra-violet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Lucas D. McINTOSH, Aniruddha A. UPADHYE, Joel A. GETSCHEL
  • Publication number: 20200157734
    Abstract: A method comprises exposing a particle coating disposed on a nonwoven fiber web comprising thermally-softenable fibers to pulsed electromagnetic radiation having at least one wavelength in the range of 200 nm to 1000 nm. The particle coating comprises distinct particles that are not chemically bonded to each other, and are not retained in a binder material other than the thermally-softenable fibers. Also disclosed are nonwoven articles comprising a thermally-softenable nonwoven fiber web having a particle coating disposed thereon. The particle coating comprises distinct particles that are not chemically bonded to each other and are not retained in a binder material other than the thermally-softenable nonwoven fiber web. The particle coating is at least 60 percent retained after a one minute immersion in isopropanol at 22° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Megan A. Creighton, Emily S. Goenner, Raymond P. Johnston, Morgan A. Priolo, Joel A. Getschel
  • Publication number: 20200115804
    Abstract: A method comprises exposing a particle coating disposed on a thermally-softenable film to a modulated source of electromagnetic radiation. The particle coating comprises distinct particles that are not covalently bonded to each other, and are not retained in a binder material other than the thermally-softenable film. Articles made by the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Megan A. Creighton, Morgan A. Priolo, Joel A. Getschel, Taylor J. Kobe, Onur Sinan Yordem, Benjamin R. Coonce, Eric A. Vandre
  • Patent number: 10427365
    Abstract: A principal film comprising a first polymeric component wherein the principal film has: (1) first and second major faces; (2) a land portion wherein the principal film is capable of thermally-induced self-forming; and (3) one or more modification zones, each comprising a central portion and a rim portion surrounding the central portion and being surrounded by land portion, wherein the average thickness of each rim portion is greater than the average thickness of the land portion surrounding the modification zone, the average thickness of each central portion is less than the average thickness of the land portion surrounding the modification zone and is greater than zero. Also methods for making such films and articles comprising such films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Hager, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Shujun J. Wang, Adam O. Moughton, Neelakandan Chandrasekaran
  • Publication number: 20170361550
    Abstract: A principal film comprising a first polymeric component wherein the principal film has: (1) first and second major faces; (2) a land portion wherein the principal film is capable of thermally-induced self- forming; and (3) one or more modification zones, each comprising a central portion and a rim portion surrounding the central portion and being surrounded by land portion, wherein the average thickness of each rim portion is greater than the average thickness of the land portion surrounding the modification zone, the average thickness of each central portion is less than the average thickness of the land portion surrounding the modification zone and is greater than zero. Also methods for making such films and articles comprising such films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick J. Hager, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Shujun J. Wang, Adam O. Moughton, Neelakandan Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 9723940
    Abstract: A protective film includes a base layer and a wear layer, the wear layer comprising a UV cured hardcoat resin, and the UV cured hardcoat resin comprising surface modified silica nanoparticles. The protective film may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive for adhesion to a floor. The protective film may be used, for example, as a protective floor finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adriana Paiva, Jeffrey T. Anderson, Roy Wong, Susan K. Yarmey, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Albert I. Everaerts, Gregory F. King, John T. Brady, Duane D. Fansler, Kanta Kumar, Jeffrey D. Malmer, Mario A. Perez, Deborah A. Strobel, Wendy L. Thompson, Michael C. Palazzotto, Stefan H. Gryska, Sharon Wang, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Mark F. Ellis, Edward G. Stewart, Robert M. Jennings, Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Kelly J. Gibbens, Gezahegn D. Damte, Jie Yang
  • Publication number: 20170100921
    Abstract: Methods of bonding polyester substrates together, comprising externally delivering thermal energy onto the bonding surfaces of the substrates and bringing the bonding surfaces into proximity with each other and bonding the substrates to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Joel A. Getschel, Mark A. Strobel, Matthew J. Schmid, Jeffrey P. Kalish, James M. Jonza, Ibrahim S. Gunes, Duane D. Fansler
  • Publication number: 20150047774
    Abstract: Methods of bonding polyester substrates together, comprising externally delivering thermal energy onto the bonding surfaces of the substrates and bringing the bonding surfaces into proximity with each other and bonding the substrates to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joel A. Getschel, Mark A. Strobel, Matthew J. Schmid, Jeffrey P. Kalish, James M. Jonza, Ibrahim S. Gunes, Duane D. Fansler
  • Publication number: 20140349094
    Abstract: A monolithic multilayer article includes a thermoformable cellular polyester core layer and an oriented polyester skin layer on at least one major side of the polyester core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: James M. Jonza, Duane D. Fansler, Joel A. Getschel, Ibrahim S. Gunes, Jeffrey P. Kalish, Matthew J. Schmid, Mark A. Strobel, Chad R. Wold
  • Patent number: 8008783
    Abstract: Provided are a tape, apparatus, and method that relate generally to a single layer adhesive which functions as a dicing tape and also as a die attach adhesive for dicing thinned wafers and subsequent die attach operations of the diced chips in semiconductor device fabrication. The tape, apparatus, and method include a backing with a surface modification that includes a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David J. Plaut, Eric G. Larson, Joel A. Getschel, Olester Benson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7980849
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for flame-perforating films. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus includes a frame, support surface attached to the frame, where the support surface includes a plurality of lowered portions, a burner attached to the frame opposite the support surface, where the burner supports a flame, and where the flame includes a flame tip opposite the burner and a film contacting the support surface, where the flame of the burner is in contact with the film, where the burner is positioned such that the distance between an unimpinged flame tip of the flame and the burner is at least one-third greater than the distance between the film and the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Strobel, Michael J. Ulsh, Joel A. Getschel
  • Publication number: 20110064948
    Abstract: Provided are a tape, apparatus, and method that relate generally to a single layer adhesive which functions as a dicing tape and also as a die attach adhesive for dicing thinned wafers and subsequent die attach operations of the diced chips in semiconductor device fabrication. The tape, apparatus, and method include a backing with a surface modification that includes a pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: David J. PLAUT, Eric G. Larson, Joel A. Getschel, Olester Benson, JR.
  • Patent number: 7858499
    Abstract: Provided are a tape, apparatus, and method that relate generally to a single layer adhesive which functions as a dicing tape and also as a die attach adhesive for dicing thinned wafers and subsequent die attach operations of the diced chips in semiconductor device fabrication. The tape, apparatus, and method include a backing with a surface modification that includes a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David J. Plaut, Eric G. Larson, Joel A. Getschel, Olester Benson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100140826
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for flame-perforating films. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus includes a frame, support surface attached to the frame, where the support surface includes a plurality of lowered portions, a burner attached to the frame opposite the support surface, where the burner supports a flame, and where the flame includes a flame tip opposite the burner and a film contacting the support surface, where the flame of the burner is in contact with the film, where the burner is positioned such that the distance between an unimpinged flame tip of the flame and the burner is at least one-third greater than the distance between the film and the burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Mark A. Strobel, Michael J. Ulsh, Joel A. Getschel
  • Patent number: 7707963
    Abstract: A system for forming a multi-layer film, where the system includes a backing support having a surface and a close-coupled unit configured to be disposed adjacent the surface of the backing support. The close-coupled unit includes a corona electrode and a coating die disposed at a downstream location along the surface from the corona electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott L. Ciliske, Gregory F. King, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Bert T. Chien