Patents by Inventor Michael D. Delmore

Michael D. Delmore 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: 10038112
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device; and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The assembly additionally comprises a protective layer in contact with the electronic device and the weatherable sheet. The present application allows for the combination of any of the disclosed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Mark A. Roehrig, Samuel Kidane, Michael D. Delmore, Tracie J. Berniard
  • Publication number: 20170155006
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device; and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The assembly additionally comprises a protective layer in contact with the electronic device and the weatherable sheet. The present application allows for the combination of any of the disclosed elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: MARK D. WEIGEL, MARK A. ROEHRIG, SAMUEL KIDANE, MICHAEL D. DELMORE, TRACIE J. BERNIARD
  • Patent number: 9614113
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device; and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The assembly additionally comprises a protective layer in contact with the electronic device and the weatherable sheet. The present application allows for the combination of any of the disclosed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Mark A. Roehrig, Samuel Kidane, Michael D. Delmore, Tracie J. Berniard
  • Publication number: 20150243816
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods of forming barrier assemblies. Some embodiments include application and removal of a protective layer followed by application of a topsheet. Some embodiments include application and removal of a protective layer including a release agent and a monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Aan K. Nachtigal, Andrew T. Ruff, Christopher S. Lyons, Guy D. Joly, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark D. Weigel, Michael D. Delmore, Samuel Kidane, Thomas P. Lun
  • Publication number: 20150214405
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods of forming barrier assemblies. Some embodiments include application of an adhesive layer and/or a topsheet to protect the exposed uppermost layer of the barrier stack during roll-to-roll processing. Some embodiments include application of an adhesive layer and/or a topsheet before the exposed, uppermost layer of the barrier film contacts a solid surface or processing roll. Inclusion of an adhesive layer and/or a topsheet protects the oxide layer during processing, which creates an excellent barrier assembly that can be manufactured using roll-to-roll processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Alan K. Nachtigal, Andrew T. Ruff, Christopher S. Lyons, Guy D. Joly, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark D. Weigel, Michael D. Delmore, Samuel Kidane, Thomas P. Klun
  • Publication number: 20150114457
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, rolls of films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, processes of making the films and rolls of films, to flexible photovoltaic solar modules including such films, and to methods of making flexible solar modules. One exemplary process involves providing at least two discrete segments of a multilayer barrier film and placing a segment of protective layer adjacent to two of the adjacent discrete segments of multilayer barrier film such that the first and second terminal edges of the segment of protective layer span the gap between the discrete segments of barrier film to form a continuous film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Michael D. Delmore, Dennis M. Brunner, Andrew T. Ruff
  • Publication number: 20150027533
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device; and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The assembly additionally comprises an opaque protective layer adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Charlene M. Schubert, Tracie J. Berniard, Michael D. Delmore
  • Patent number: 8900194
    Abstract: Microneedle devices with microneedles having a truncated tapered shape are disclosed. The microneedles of microneedle devices may also have a controlled aspect ratio. Microneedle delivery apparatus are disclosed that include drivers designed to deliver microneedles at velocities that may enhance perforation of the stratum corneum while limiting the sensation of pain experienced at the delivery site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Graham M. Clarke, Michael D. Delmore, Michael K. Domroese, Richard H. Ferber, Jay D. Jacobs, Jamieson C. Keister, Franklyn L. Frederickson
  • Publication number: 20140290736
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The weatherable sheet is bonded to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Mark A. Roehrig, Michael D. Delmore, Andrew T. Ruff
  • Publication number: 20140283910
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a substrate adjacent the electronic device, a barrier stack adjacent the substrate opposite the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the substrate. The multilayer film is transparent and flexible and the barrier stack and the substrate are insulated from the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Mark A. Roehrig, Samuel Kidane, Andrew T. Ruff, Michael D. Delmore
  • Publication number: 20140224327
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device; and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The assembly additionally comprises a protective layer in contact with the electronic device and the weatherable sheet. The present application allows for the combination of any of the disclosed elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Mark A. Roehrig, Samuel Kidane, Michael D. Delmore, Tracie J. Berniard
  • Publication number: 20080277523
    Abstract: A method and system of winding polymeric film includes providing a length of polymeric film (e.g., low modulus, optical grade film) along with at least one small diameter strand. The film and the strand are simultaneously wound about a cylinder to form a wound roll, with strand being interposed between successively wound layers of film. The strand establishes a gap between the outermost and immediately underlying wound layers of film. The gap facilitates natural movement (e.g., relaxation) of the outermost wound layer relative to the immediately underlying wound layer, thereby compensating for any winding-related stress or tension. The strand can be laterally moved (e.g., oscillated) relative to a width of the film with continuous winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Michael D. Delmore
  • Publication number: 20080277522
    Abstract: A method and system of winding polymeric film includes printing an ink pattern onto a length of polymeric film (e.g., low modulus, optical grade film) prior to winding. The film and the ink pattern are simultaneously wound about a cylinder to form a wound roll, with ink pattern being interposed between successively wound layers of film. The ink pattern establishes a gap between the outermost and immediately underlying wound layers of film. The gap facilitates natural movement (e.g., relaxation) of the outermost wound layer relative to the immediately underlying wound layer, thereby compensating for any winding-related stress or tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Michael D. Delmore, Victoria L. Evan, Burt R. King, Thomas L. Wood
  • Patent number: 6908453
    Abstract: Microneedle devices and methods of manufacturing the microneedle devices. The microneedle devices include microneedles protruding from a substrate, with the microneedles piercing a cover placed over the substrate surface from which the microneedles protrude. The cover and the microneedle substrate together define a capillary volume in fluid communication with the base of each microneedle. One manner of using microneedle arrays of the present invention is in methods involving the penetration of skin to deliver medicaments or other substances and/or extract blood or tissue. Manufacturing methods may include simultaneous application of pressure and ultrasonic energy when piercing the cover with the microneedles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Fleming, Michael D. Delmore, Luther E. Erickson, Richard H. Ferber
  • Patent number: 6881203
    Abstract: Microneedle arrays, methods of manufacturing microneedles and methods of using microneedle arrays. The microneedles in the microneedle arrays may be in the form of tapered structures that include at least one channel formed in the outside surface of each microneedle. The microneedles may have bases that are elongated in one direction. The channels in microneedles with elongated bases may extend from one of the ends of the elongated bases towards the tips of the microneedles. The channels formed along the sides of the microneedles may optionally be terminated short of the tips of the microneedles. The microneedle arrays may also include conduit structures formed on the surface of the substrate on which the microneedle array is located. The channels in the microneedles may be in fluid communication with the conduit structures. One manner of using microneedle arrays of the present invention is in methods involving the penetration of skin to deliver medicaments or other substances and/or extract blood or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Delmore, Patrick R. Fleming, Douglas A. Huntley, Jamieson C. Keister, Cristina U. Thomas, Richard H. Ferber
  • Patent number: 6635704
    Abstract: An organic particulate-filled adhesive is provided comprising ionomeric particulate dispersed in a polymer matrix containing water-soluble polymer or water-dispersible polymer. The adhesive preferably contains a plasticizer. If desired, in some formulations, the adhesive can contain additives, such as opacifying agents, skin cleansers, skin moisturizers, vitamins, and herbal extracts. The adhesive can have pressure sensitive adhesive properties, although such properties are not necessary. The adhesive can be formulated so as to be useful as a repulpable adhesive and as a cosmetic adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Engel, Chung I. Young, Michael Govek, Michael D. Delmore, Michael R. Stumpf, Chi-Ming Tseng, Michael L. Ruegsegger
  • Patent number: 6595938
    Abstract: The present invention provides an orthopedic casting article and a protective pad article having soft edges. In one embodiment, the article comprises a flexible sheet material impregnated or coated with two different resins. In an alternative embodiment, the article comprises an extruded sheet material comprising two different extruded materials. One of the resins or extruded materials is soft or resilient compared to the other resin or material. By selectively providing the softer materials at defined regions of the article the hardness of the region can be adjusted. The article may be in the form of an orthopedic casting tape or a protective pad comprising a fabric backing that is longitudinally impregnated or coated with two different curable resins. A harder, first curable resin is used to coat a longitudinally extending center region of the fabric backing; and a softer, second curable resin is used to coat at least one longitudinally extending edge region of the fabric backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Delmore, Jason R. Riley
  • Publication number: 20030135161
    Abstract: Microneedle devices and methods of manufacturing the microneedle devices. The microneedle devices include microneedles protruding from a substrate, with the microneedles piercing a cover placed over the substrate surface from which the microneedles protrude. The cover and the microneedle substrate together define a capillary volume in fluid communication with the base of each microneedle. One manner of using microneedle arrays of the present invention is in methods involving the penetration of skin to deliver medicaments or other substances and/or extract blood or tissue. Manufacturing methods may include simultaneous application of pressure and ultrasonic energy when piercing the cover with the microneedles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Patrick R. Fleming, Michael D. Delmore, Luther E. Erickson, Richard H. Ferber
  • Publication number: 20030045837
    Abstract: Microneedle arrays, methods of manufacturing microneedles and methods of using microneedle arrays. The microneedles in the microneedle arrays may be in the form of tapered structures that include at least one channel formed in the outside surface of each microneedle. The microneedles may have bases that are elongated in one direction. The channels in microneedles with elongated bases may extend from one of the ends of the elongated bases towards the tips of the microneedles. The channels formed along the sides of the microneedles may optionally be terminated short of the tips of the microneedles. The microneedle arrays may also include conduit structures formed on the surface of the substrate on which the microneedle array is located. The channels in the microneedles may be in fluid communication with the conduit structures. One manner of using microneedle arrays of the present invention is in methods involving the penetration of skin to deliver medicaments or other substances and/or extract blood or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Michael D. Delmore, Patrick R. Fleming, Douglas A. Huntley, Jamieson C. Keister, Cristina U. Thomas, Richard H. Ferber
  • Publication number: 20030015819
    Abstract: An elastic web of material has a multiplicity of stems extending from at least one side of the web. The web includes a first continuous layer of elastic material having a first side and a second side and a second layer of material. The second layer of material has a first side which faces the first side of the first layer and a second side from which the stems extend. The first and second layers of material are joined together. The second layer of material can be formed of thermoplastic material or melt processable polymeric material. The first and second layers of material are melt formed. They are joined by coextrusion or lamination to form a multiple layer sheet on which a multiplicity of stems are formed on at least the second layer by a process such as embossing the stems into the heated web using a patterned roll or mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leon Levitt, Robert D. Kampfer, Michael D. Delmore, Stephen E. Krampe, Brandon T. Berg, Alan J. Sipinen, Mark E. Napierala, Victor P. Thalacker