Patents by Inventor Richard L. Peloquin

Richard L. Peloquin 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: 10465017
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Publication number: 20180148517
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Publication number: 20180148518
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Patent number: 9388329
    Abstract: Reinforced articles particularly adapted for use in combination with an adhesive to form reinforced adhesive tape articles that are stretchable as well as hand-tearable along with being highly conformable and cinchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Ulsh, John J. Rogers, Jon E. Stickrod, John R. Jacobson, Jeffrey J. Schwab, Richard L. Peloquin
  • Patent number: 9187678
    Abstract: Described herein are release layers formed via solventless extrusion. The release layers include a polyolefin and an alkyl dimethicone. The release layers exhibit tailorable release properties from pressure-sensitive adhesives. The release layers are simple to make and require no post-treatment in order to impart the observed release properties. The release layers are adaptable to multilayer extrusion, blown film formation, and cast film formation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry D. Boardman, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bryan C. Feisel, David S. Hays, David J. Kinning, Richard L. Peloquin, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20150030839
    Abstract: There is provided a pressure sensitive adhesive foam comprising a foam comprising a non-syntactic foam blend of styrenic block copolymer and acrylic copolymer wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive foam has an elongation of greater than 600%, wherein the non-syntactic foam blend is a hot melt formed foam. There is also provided multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive foams, pressure sensitive adhesive foam tapes and articles made using such pressure sensitive adhesive foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Satrijo, Kyle P. Erickson, Jingjing Ma, Damian A. Marshall, Richard L. Peloquin, Sharon Wang
  • Publication number: 20150030796
    Abstract: Described herein are release layers formed via solventless extrusion. The release layers include a polyolefin and an alkyl dimethicone. The release layers exhibit tailorable release properties from pressure-sensitive adhesives. The release layers are simple to make and require no post-treatment in order to impart the observed release properties. The release layers are adaptable to multilayer extrusion, blown film formation, and cast film formation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry D. Boardman, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bryan C. Feisel, David S. Hays, David J. Kinning, Richard L. Peloquin, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20140329426
    Abstract: Film-based articles useful, for example, as the backing of an adhesive tape. The film-based article includes a film layer and a plurality of glitter particles. The glitter particles are disposed within the film layer and each has a melting point of not less than 135° C. In some embodiments, the top and bottom film layers are additionally provided along opposing major surfaces of the film layer, with the film layers each comprising a polyolefin-based resin. The articles are formed by a blown film extrusion process, and some or all of the glitter particles can have an elevated particle size, for example not less than 130 ?m, alternatively not less than 240 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Richard L. Peloquin
  • Patent number: 8268428
    Abstract: The present application is directed to adhesive articles and release liners. Namely, the present application is directed to an article comprising an adhesive layer with a structured surface. The structured surface comprises a first groove and a second groove recessed into the adhesive layer from a reference plane defined by the adhesive surface on either rim of the groove. In some embodiments, the second groove is contained within the first groove, and in other embodiments the grooves are separate. The first groove and the second groove have walls. The wall angle of the first groove with respect to the reference plane is non-zero and is smaller than the wall angle of the second groove with respect to the reference plane. The application is also directed to release liners for the adhesive article, wherein the surface of the release liner is the inverse of the adhesive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Danny L. Fleming, Michael R. Kesti, John A. Nielsen, Richard L. Peloquin, Frank T. Sher, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20120028524
    Abstract: An adhesive tape includes a backing comprising a foam core layer having opposed first and second major surfaces and pair of water impermeable layers arranged on opposite sides of the foam core layer, a scrim arranged on the backing, and adhesive arranged on the backing and scrim. A method of making such a tape is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard L. Peloquin, Prince P. Antony
  • Publication number: 20110300296
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated cone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. MacKey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Publication number: 20100143654
    Abstract: The present application is directed to adhesive articles and release liners. Namely, the present application is directed to an article comprising an adhesive layer with a structured surface. The structured surface comprises a first groove and a second groove recessed into the adhesive layer from a reference plane defined by the adhesive surface on either rim of the groove. In some embodiments, the second groove is contained within the first groove, and in other embodiments the grooves are separate. The first groove and the second groove have walls. The wall angle of the first groove with respect to the reference plane is non-zero and is smaller than the wall angle of the second groove with respect to the reference plane. The application is also directed to release liners for the adhesive article, wherein the surface of the release liner is the inverse of the adhesive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Danny L. Fleming, Michael R. Kesti, John A. Nielsen, Richard L. Peloquin, Frank T. Sher, David J. Yarusso
  • Patent number: 7687126
    Abstract: The present application is directed to adhesive articles and release liners. Namely, the present application is directed to an article comprising an adhesive layer with a structured surface. The structured surface comprises a first groove and a second groove recessed into the adhesive layer from a reference plane defined by the adhesive surface on either rim of the groove. In some embodiments, the second groove is contained within the first groove, and in other embodiments the grooves are separate. The first groove and the second groove have walls. The wall angle of the first groove with respect to the reference plane is non-zero and is smaller than the wall angle of the second groove with respect to the reference plane. The application is also directed to release liners for the adhesive article, wherein the surface of the release liner is the inverse of the adhesive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Danny L. Fleming, Michael R. Kesti, John A. Nielsen, Richard L. Peloquin, Frank T. Sher, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20090155565
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to reinforced articles particularly adapted for use, in combination, with an adhesive to form reinforced adhesive tape articles that are stretchable as well as hand-tearable along with being highly conformable and cinchable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Ulsh, John J. Rogers, Jon E. Stickrod, John R. Jacobson, Jeffrey J. Schwab, Richard L. Peloquin
  • Patent number: 6582791
    Abstract: A vinyl graphic marking film or label coated with a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive designed to achieve high or permanent adhesion to polymeric low energy surfaces is disclosed. In addition to good adhesion to low energy surfaces, the graphic marking film or label may have microperforated or micro-rough edges which initiate tearing when removal is attempted. The article maintains flexibility and film strength for easy fabrication in graphic marking film or label manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Peloquin, Albert I. Everaerts, Kenneth D. Wilson, Stephen J. Galick
  • Patent number: 6553681
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate thickness measurement of bio-material workpiece, preferably a sheet, and to topographically map the sheet into similar thickness zones for later use. In particular, the system may include a three-axis programmable controller for manipulating a bio-material workpiece with respect to a thickness measurement head. The measurement head may include a plurality of sensors for simultaneous measurement of a plurality of points, with the sensors being adapted to contact the sheet or not. A robust human-machine interface is also provided for process control, preferably including a touch-screen monitor. A marking head may be provided for marking the zones or otherwise indicating the thickness in different areas. Two platens are desirably used in parallel for increased thoughput; the workpiece on one platen may be measured while the other is marked. The system and method are especially suited for assessing and marking pericardial tissue for forming heart valve leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventors: Carl Roger Ekholm, Jr., Son Nguyen, Richard L. Peloquin, Robert Gliniecki, Todd Baeten, Suzanne E. Graumlich, Steven Eric Backer
  • Publication number: 20020157271
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate thickness measurement of bio-material workpiece, preferably a sheet, and to topographically map the sheet into similar thickness zones for later use. In particular, the system may include a three-axis programmable controller for manipulating a bio-material workpiece with respect to a thickness measurement head. The measurement head may include a plurality of sensors for simultaneous measurement of a plurality of points, with the sensors being adapted to contact the sheet or not. A robust human-machine interface is also provided for process control, preferably including a touch-screen monitor. A marking head may be provided for marking the zones or otherwise indicating the thickness in different areas. Two platens are desirably used in parallel for increased thoughput; the workpiece on one platen may be measured while the other is marked. The system and method are especially suited for assessing and marking pericardial tissue for forming heart valve leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Carl Roger Ekholm, Son Nguyen, Richard L. Peloquin, Robert Gliniecki, Todd Baeten, Suzanne E. Graumlich, Steven Eric Backer
  • Patent number: 6441114
    Abstract: Adhesives useful in applying articles, such as tapes, labels, signs, decals, emblems, car moldings, protective or optical films, etc., to surfaces to which articles normally do not adhere well, such as surfaces containing fluorine and polycarbonate, for example. The adhesives include a copolymer of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated alkyl (meth)acrylate monomers, one or more monoethylenically unsaturated secondary or tertiary amide-functional monomers, and optionally one or more acidic monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Peloquin, Albert I. Everaerts, Ellen O. Aeling
  • Publication number: 20020115808
    Abstract: Adhesives useful in applying articles, such as tapes, labels, signs, decals, emblems, car moldings, protective or optical films, etc., to surfaces to which articles normally do not adhere well, such as surfaces containing fluorine and polycarbonate, for example. The adhesives include a copolymer of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated alkyl (meth)acrylate monomers, one or more monoethylenically unsaturated secondary or tertiary amide-functional monomers, and optionally one or more acidic monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: RICHARD L. PELOQUIN, ALBERT I. EVERAERTS, ELLEN O. AELING
  • Patent number: 6378221
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate thickness measurement of bio-material workpiece, preferably a sheet, and to topographically map the sheet into similar thickness zones for later use. In particular, the system may include a three-axis programmable controller for manipulating a bio-material workpiece with respect to a thickness measurement head. The measurement head may include a plurality of sensors for simultaneous measurement of a plurality of points, with the sensors being adapted to contact the sheet or not. A robust human-machine interface is also provided for process control, preferably including a touch-screen monitor. A marking head may be provided for marking the zones or otherwise indicating the thickness in different areas. Two platens are desirably used in parallel for increased thoughput; the workpiece on one platen may be measured while the other is marked. The system and method are especially suited for assessing and marking pericardial tissue for forming heart valve leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Roger Ekholm, Jr., Son Nguyen, Richard L. Peloquin, Robert Gliniecki, Todd Baeten, Suzanne E. Graumlich, Steven Eric Backer