Patents by Inventor Robert R. Condon

Robert R. Condon 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: 20190084269
    Abstract: A fabric with a laminated adhesive-backed protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard C. Allen, Ellen O. Aeling, William J. Bryan, Robert R. Condon, David J. Koch, John C. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20170198168
    Abstract: A conformable, removable film-based article having a patterned, discontinuous upper protective layer. The upper layer may be configured to facilitate enhanced removability of the film from a substrate, such as an automobile's exterior surface, to which it has been applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: John P. Baetzold, Robert R. Condon, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas B. Galush, Thomas Herdtle, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, John J. Stradinger
  • Patent number: 9296926
    Abstract: Multilayer graphic articles include a graphic substrate, and an overlaminate film laminated to the graphic substrate. The overlaminate film includes a transparent film layer with a fluorochemical-containing acid-resistant layer coated on at least a portion of one surface, and an adhesive layer coated on at least a portion of the opposite surface of the transparent film. The transparent film layer may be a vinyl film layer. The acid resistant layer includes a blend of at least one fluoropolymer and at least one acrylate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Inovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Chih Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130202835
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a hardcoat film article comprising a cured hardcoat layer disposed on a release liner, and a thermoplastic layer on the cured hardcoat layer opposite the release liner. The thermoplastic layer has a thickness of at least about 25 micrometers. In other embodiment, the thermoplastic layer is opaque. The release liner comprising a release material formed by irradiating a release material precursor. Additionally, this application is directed to a method of forming a composite film comprising providing a release liner, coating a hardcoat composition onto the release liner to form a hardcoat layer, and curing the hardcoat layer to form a cured hardcoat layer. A thermoplastic layer is disposed onto the cured hardcoat layer to form a hardcoat composite film, and the hardcoat composite film is attached to an adhesive layer opposite the cured hardcoat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, John P. Baetzold, John J. Stradinger, Hildegard Maurer-Johannsen
  • Publication number: 20110236648
    Abstract: Multilayer graphic articles include a graphic substrate, and an overlaminate film laminated to the graphic substrate. The overlaminate film includes a transparent film layer with a fluorochemical-containing acid-resistant layer coated on at least a portion of one surface, and an adhesive layer coated on at least a portion of the opposite surface of the transparent film. The transparent film layer may be a vinyl film layer. The acid resistant layer includes a blend of at least one fluoropolymer and at least one acrylate resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Chih Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20080003420
    Abstract: Methods of protecting graphic substrates are disclosed. One method includes coating a hardcoat composition onto a substrate to form a hardcoat layer, curing the hardcoat layer to form a cured hardcoat layer, disposing a thermoplastic layer onto the cured hardcoat layer to form a transparent hardcoat composite film, and laminating the transparent hardcoat composite film onto a graphic substrate with heat and pressure. The thermoplastic layer softens and adheres to the graphic substrate to form a protected graphic substrate. Stain and scratch resistant cured hardcoat composite films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Robert J. Fleming, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Richard J. Pokorny, William J. Hunt, John P. Baetzold
  • Patent number: 6479142
    Abstract: The present invention is an outdoor advertising or display system including a multi-layer graphic article intended for application to an outdoor surface such as concrete, asphalt and the like. The advertising system includes an imageable base layer and an image-protective surface layer that can be laminated to the base layer following imaging of the base layer. The image-protective surface layer is frictionally modified to provide an anti-skid layer for surface traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Bruno Mueller, Elmar Paul Johannes Klameth, Siegfried Rainer Goeb
  • Patent number: 5686170
    Abstract: A sign having raised or recessed, three-dimensional graphics and a method of making the sign are disclosed. The sign is fabricated from a laminated, multi-layered blank having a substantially continuous face layer formed of a conformable, thermoplastic material; a substantially continuous middle layer formed of a colored film; and a substantially continuous profile layer formed of a profile film. In use, dimensional characters are cut into the blank through the profile and middle layers only. Unwanted material is weeded out from around the cut, dimensional characters, and the resulting blank is vacuum-thermoformed to cause the uncut face layer to conform to the dimensional characters. A background sheet of a color contrasting to the middle sheet is then laminated to the back of the blank to form the completed sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Frank T. Sher
  • Patent number: 5536545
    Abstract: A 3-D graphic sign construction is provided comprising: (a) a conformed laminate comprising a sign face layer, one or more visual characters, a background color layer, and (b) one or more 3-D characters positioned in register with the visual characters and a method of make the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Daniel P. Pohl, Frank T. Sher
  • Patent number: 5389413
    Abstract: A 3-D graphic sign construction is provided comprising: (a) a conformed laminate comprising a sign face layer, one or more visual characters, a background color layer, and (b) one or more 3-D characters positioned in register with the visual characters and a method of make the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Daniel P. Pohl, Frank T. Sher
  • Patent number: 5346571
    Abstract: A raised graphic sign comprising (a) a substrate; (b) a base layer adhesively fastened to an upper surface of the substrate; (c) one or more alphanumeric characters, optionally adhesively fastened to the base layer; and (d) an overlay film conformably and adhesively fastened to the upper surface of the base layer and coveting the alphanumeric characters is provided, as well as a method to make the raised graphic sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Daniel P. Pohl, Frank T. Sher
  • Patent number: 5246757
    Abstract: A raised graphic sign comprising (a) a substrate; (b) a base layer adhesively fastened to an upper surface of the substrate; (c) one or more alphanumeric characters, optionally adhesively fastened to the base layer; and (d) an overlay film conformably and adhesively fastened to the upper surface of the base layer and covering the alphanumeric characters is provided, as well as a method to make the raised graphic sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Condon, Daniel P. Pohl, Frank T. Sher