Patents by Inventor Norman A. Hiatt

Norman A. Hiatt 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: 6254970
    Abstract: A heat transfer label system is disclosed. The invention is characterized in that it employs a carrier substrate and transfer release agent that minimizes or eliminates the transfer of the transfer release agent to the label during the process in which the label is affixed to a surface such as a package surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: International Playing Card & Label Co.
    Inventors: Norman A. Hiatt, Paul D. Christo
  • Patent number: 5284688
    Abstract: A novel method of making a laminated label construction is provided which involves (1) providing a temporary carrier having a first relatively strong release surface and a second relatively weak release surface on opposite sides thereof, (2) forming a heat sealable lacquer on said first release surface so as to form a label face film having a predetermined edge configuration, (3) forming indicia on at least one selected portion of said label face film (in the case where printed labels are desired), and (4) forming a layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive in overlying bonded relationship with the indicia (when present) and the protective lacquer. The pressure-sensitive adhesive has lateral dimensions less than those of the label face film. The lacquer face film comprises at least one heat-activatable ingredient that becomes tacky when heated and thereby provides heat-sealing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Unique Label Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A. Hiatt
  • Patent number: 4581278
    Abstract: Thermal imprinting for example of one or more surfaces, using a heat transfer carrier and a release layer of pigmented, low molecular weight polyolefin. The imprint is made by bringing the transfer layer into contact with the surface of an object and applying heat. This releases the transfer layer to the surface being imprinted. When the transfer layer is required to have any significant thickness, it desirably includes a low melting point wax or resin to provide flexibility. The release characteristic can be improved by the inclusion of a further crystalline wax layer between the transfer layer and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward S. Margerum, Norman A. Hiatt
  • Patent number: 4511425
    Abstract: Apparatus for heat transfer labelling of articles using a resilient pad maintained at elevated temperatures. Decorative laminates affixed to a support member such as a web are fed to a heated platen. A resilient pad consisting of a silicone elastomer is pressed against the laminate at the heated platen, whereby the laminate adheres to the pad when it retracts from the platen. The heated pad is then pressed against an article to be labelled, to which the transfer substrate adheres in preference to the pad surface. The resilient pad is typically heated to a temperature above ambient temperature but lower than that of the heated platen. The pad is heated by repetitive contact with the platen, and additionally by an independent heater. The pad may include one or more interior heating elements, or an exterior radiant heater located adjacent the pad during periods between label transfers. This apparatus is well suited to the labelling of articles of a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mary G. Boyd, Donald R. Smith, Peter F. Imondi, Norman A. Hiatt, Fritz E. Bauer, John M. Anemaet, Alfred K. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 4511602
    Abstract: Thermal imprinting of substrates, for example one or more surfaces of multi-dimensional objects, using a heat transfer film formed by a carrier and a release layer of pigmented, low molecular weight polyolefin. The imprint is made by bringing the transfer layer into contact with the surface of an object and applying heat. This releases the transfer layer to the surface being imprinted. When the transfer layer is required to have any significant thickness, it desirably includes a low melting point wax or resin to provide flexibility. The release characteristic can be improved by the inclusion of a further crystalline wax layer between the transfer layer and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Dennison Mfg. Company
    Inventors: Edward S. Margerum, Norman A. Hiatt
  • Patent number: 4404249
    Abstract: Thermal imprinting of substrates, for example one or more surfaces of multi-dimensional objects, using a heat transfer film formed by a carrier and a release layer of pigmented, low molecular weight polyolefin. The imprint is made by bringing the transfer layer into contact with the surface of an object and applying heat. This releases the transfer layer to the surface being imprinted. When the transfer layer is required to have any significant thickness, it desirably includes a low melting point wax or resin to provide flexibility. The release characteristic can be improved by the inclusion of a further crystalline wax layer between the transfer layer and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward S. Margerum, Norman A. Hiatt