Patents by Inventor Lynn E. Faykish

Lynn E. Faykish 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: 6120882
    Abstract: An article is disclosed having both holographic and retroreflective features. The article includes a holographic layer that is perceptible under normal lighting conditions and substantially imperceptible to the unaided eye under retroreflective lighting conditions, a retroreflective layer perceptible under retroreflective lighting conditions, and means for bonding the two layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Shih-Lai Lu
  • Patent number: 5866236
    Abstract: An article is disclosed having both holographic and retroreflective features. The article includes a holographic layer that is perceptible under normal lighting conditions and substantially imperceptible to the unaided eye under retroreflective lighting conditions, a retroreflective layer perceptible under retroreflective lighting conditions, and means for bonding the two layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Shih-Lai Lu
  • Patent number: 5683774
    Abstract: A security laminate comprising (1) a protective layer having a first and a second surface, (2) a pattern of low adhesion coating bonded to a portion of the second surface of the protective layer, (3) at least one emblem bonded to a portion of the low adhesion coating/protective layer composite, (4) an adhesive bonded to the emblem layer/low adhesion coating/protective layer composite, and (5) a primer is not included between the low adhesion coating and emblem layers; wherein the bond between the emblem and the protective layer and the bond between the adhesive layer and protective layer are the most tenacious bonds, and the bond between the low adhesion coating and the protective layer is the least tenacious, whereby the emblems and adhesive layers are damaged in the pattern of the low adhesion coating during delamination. Also, secured documents comprising such security laminates and a method for securing documents utilizing such security laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Douglas K. Fossum
  • Patent number: 5658411
    Abstract: A security laminate comprising a protective layer having first and second surfaces, an embossing layer bonded to at least a portion of the second surface of the protective layer, a reflective layer bonded to at least a portion of the embossed layer/protective layer composite, an adhesion enhancing layer bonded to a portion of the reflective layer/embossed layer/protective layer composite, an adhesive bonded to at least a portion of the adhesion enhancing layer/reflective layer/embossed layer/protective layer composite wherein the bond between the reflective layer and the adhesion enhancing layer and the bond between the adhesion enhancing layer and the adhesive are each more tenacious than the bond between the reflective layer and the embossed layer and further wherein the bond between the adhesive and the adhesion enhancing layer is more tenacious than the bond between the adhesive and the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Lynn E. Faykish
  • Patent number: 5656360
    Abstract: An article is disclosed having both holographic and retroreflective features. The article includes a holographic layer that is perceptible under normal lighting conditions and substantially imperceptible to the unaided eye under retroreflective lighting conditions, a retroreflective layer perceptible under retroreflective lighting conditions, and means for bonding the two layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Shih-Lai Lu
  • Patent number: 5629093
    Abstract: The invention provides a transparent multilayer film comprising a cover layer, a destructible or irreversibly deformable layer, respectively, a pattern of adhesion-regulating material between the cover layer and the damagable layer, and an adhesive layer for bonding with a substrate. The damagable layer has a thickness of at least 10 .mu.m. The following relationship applies to the cohesive strength as well as the adhesion between the layers:a and d>c>bwherebya is the adhesive strength between cover layer (1) and layer (3) in the areas where no adhesion-regulating material (2) is present,b is the adhesive strength between cover layer (1) and layer (3), in the areas where adhesion-regulating material (2) is present,c is the cohesive strength of layer (3), andd is the adhesive strength between layer (3) and adhesive layer (5).The invention also provides for the use of the transparent multilayer film for protection of data on documents, as well as its use as a tamper-proof label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Katharina J. Bischof, Luigi Pastore, Wilhelm Kuester, Lynn E. Faykish
  • Patent number: 5510171
    Abstract: A security laminate comprising a protective layer having first and second surfaces, an embossing layer bonded to at least a portion of the second surface of the protective layer, a reflective layer bonded to at least a portion of the embossed layer/protective layer composite, an adhesion enhancing layer bonded to a portion of the reflective layer/embossed layer/protective layer composite, an adhesive bonded to at least a portion of the adhesion enhancing layer/reflective layer/embossed layer/protective layer composite wherein the bond between the reflective layer and the adhesion enhancing layer and the bond between the adhesion enhancing layer and the adhesive are each more tenacious than the bond between the reflective layer and the embossed layer and further wherein the bond between the adhesive and the adhesion enhancing layer is more tenacious than the bond between the adhesive and the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Lynn E. Faykish
  • Patent number: 5169707
    Abstract: A retroreflective security laminate, designed to be applied to the surface of a document over information thereon, providing dual levels of verification. The laminates have primary legends which are viewable under both ordinary diffuse lighting conditions and retroreflective viewing conditions and may also have retro-legends which are viewable only under retroreflective viewing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Douglas K. Fossum, Wallace K. Bingham
  • Patent number: 5080463
    Abstract: A retroreflective security laminate, designed to be applied to the surface of a document over information thereon, and having a protective cover sheet comprising an abrasion-resistant outer layer and a support layer which is resistant to deformation under localized pressure. Also methods for making such laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lynn E. Faykish, Wallace K. Bingham