Patents by Inventor Shawn C. Dodds

Shawn C. Dodds 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: 20220177743
    Abstract: A method of making a release coated article is described comprising: providing a release coating comprising at least 50 wt. % of monomer(s) comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and a terminal alkyl group with at least 18 (e.g. contiguous) carbon atoms based on the total amount of ethylenically unsaturated components; crosslinking components(s) comprising at least two ethylenically unsaturated groups; and at least one polymerization initiator. The release coating is substantially solventless, comprising no greater than 1 wt. % of non-polymerizable organic solvent. The method further comprises applying the release coating to a major surface of a substrate; and polymerizing the monomer(s) and crosslinking component(s) of the release coating after applying the release coating to the substrate. Also described are release coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Junkang Jacob Liu, Christopher A. Merton, Shawn C. Dodds, Siwei Leng, Maria A. Appeaning, Garry W. Lachmansingh, Daniel J. Tipping
  • Patent number: 11284521
    Abstract: A composite article includes a conductive layer with nanowires on at least a portion of a flexible substrate, wherein the conductive layer has a conductive surface. A patterned layer of a low surface energy material is on a first region of the conductive surface. An overcoat layer free of conductive particulates is on a first portion of a second region of the conductive surface unoccupied by the patterned layer. A via is in a second portion of the second region of the conductive surface between an edge of the patterned layer of the low surface energy material and the overcoat layer. A conductive material is in the via to provide an electrical connection to the conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES, COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Ann M. Gilman, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Daniel J. Theis, Matthew R. D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11279859
    Abstract: Methods of passivating an adhesive via printing an ink onto a release liner, and adhesive articles or products made by the same are provided. An ink pattern is printed onto a release liner to form a pattern of features. The features are at least partially embedded in an adhesive layer such that when the release liner is peeled from the adhesive layer, the passivation features remain with the layer of adhesive to form selected areas having adjusted adhesive functionality. Articles including the passivated adhesive on a release liner are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew R. D. Smith, Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Daniel J. Theis, Thomas J. Metzler, Shawn C. Dodds
  • Publication number: 20220048286
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for printing an ink pattern on a moving web via die cutting are provided. A die roll including an inked pattern of die blades contacts a substrate to cut or cleave the substrate surface. While the die blades withdraw from the substrate, at least some of the ink transfers from the die blades to the cut substrate to form an ink pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas J. Metzler, Kara A. Meyers, Saagar A. Shah, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Kevin T. Reddy, John T. Strand, Daniel J. Theis, Jeremy O. Swanson, Daniel M. Lentz
  • Publication number: 20220016670
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for applying coatings (9) on a moving web (3) are provided. A slot die (20) and a back-up roll (11) engage with each other. The back-up roll has a deformable inner layer (12) with a surface thereof covered by a deformable outer layer (14). The slot die and the flexible web at a contacting area are impressed into the back-up roll with an engagement depth D, which enables formation of a coating having a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Shawn C. Dodds, Tyler J. Rattray, Kara A. Meyers, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Scott L. Ciliske, James N. Dobbs, Samad Javid
  • Publication number: 20210379887
    Abstract: A printing system is provided. The printing system (300) includes a printing roll (310) having a rigid printing pattern (312) on a surface thereof configured to receive an ink material (330); and an inking roll (320) positioned adjacent to the printing roll. The inking roll includes an elastically deformable surface and a number of cells (324) disposed on the elastically deformable surface. A method of printing is also provided. The method includes (a) inking at least a portion of a rigid printing pattern (312) on a surface of a printing roll (310) by contacting the rigid printing pattern with an inking roll (320); and (b) contacting the rigid printing pattern with a substrate (350), transferring the ink material from the rigid printing pattern to a surface of the substrate. Printing systems and methods can achieve higher printing feature resolutions than typically achievable via flexographic printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew R. D. Smith, Shawn C. Dodds, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew S. Stay, Kara A. Meyers, Samad Javid
  • Publication number: 20210325585
    Abstract: The disclosed patterned wavelength-selective material and process for making the patterned wavelength-selective material uses selectively located barriers to the adhesive regions. A structurally weak wavelength-selective material includes portions that contact the adhesive regions and break to remain in contact with the adhesive. The wavelength-selective material does not contact the adhesive regions covered by the barrier and is removed leaving a wavelength-selective film in a pattern at the adhesive regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kui CHEN-HO, Douglas S. DUNN, Matthew S. STAY, Daniel J. THEIS, John T. STRAND, Shawn C. DODDS, Thomas J. METZLER, Kevin W. GOTRIK, Scott J. JONES
  • Publication number: 20210294002
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of making an optical film for control of light comprising: positioning a first mixture on a substrate, wherein the first mixture comprises a first plurality of magnetizable particles dispersed in a first resin, assembling the first plurality of magnetizable particles into a desired structure for the control of the light by rotating modulation of at least a first magnetic field relative to the first plurality of magnetizable particles, and vitrifying the first resin while the first plurality of magnetizable particles are in the desired structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Mark B. O'Neill, Gary E. Gaides, Tri D. Pham, Aaron K. Nienaber, Ronald D. Jesme, Joseph B. Eckel, Shawn C. Dodds, Bert T. Chien
  • Patent number: 11114599
    Abstract: Electronic devices including a layer of polymeric material and solid semiconductor dies partially embedded in the layer are provided. The dies have first ends projecting away from the first major surface of the layer. The electronic devices can be formed by sinking the first ends of the dies into a major surface of a liner. A flowable polymeric material is filled into the space between the dies and solidified to form the layer of polymeric material. The first ends of the dies are exposed by delaminating the liner from the first ends of the dies. Electrical conductors are provided on the layer to connect the first ends of the dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R. D. Smith, Saagar A. Shah, Jae Yong Lee, James F. Poch, Roger W. Barton
  • Publication number: 20210106937
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a filter cartridge are disclosed. The filter cartridge includes a first filter media layer having first and second major surfaces, a second filter media layer having first and second major surfaces, and a plenum disposed between the first and second filter media layers. The filter cartridge further includes functional material disposed on the first major surface of each of the first and second filter media layers within a filter region of the filter cartridge, where the functional material includes active particles disposed on an adhesive layer; and a perimeter seal region that defines at least a portion of a perimeter of the filter cartridge, where at least the first and second filter media layers are connected together in the perimeter seal region. The functional material is not disposed in at least a portion of the perimeter seal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Austin D. Groth, Derek M. Maanum, Reyad A. Abdulqader, Shawn C. Dodds, Ann M. Gilman, Duane D. Fansler, Britton G. Billingsley
  • Patent number: 10971468
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed on a substrate with contact pads aligned with channels on the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward the contact pads to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Daniel J. Theis, Ann M. Gilman, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R. D. Smith, Roger W. Barton, Joseph E. Hernandez, Saagar A. Shah, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jessica Chiu, Kayla C. Niccum
  • Patent number: 10831233
    Abstract: A method of patterning a conductive layer to form transparent electrical conductors that does not require etching is disclosed. The method includes peeling a strippable polymer layer from a substrate coated with the conductive layer to pattern the conductive layer. In some embodiments, a resist matrix material is patterned over the conductive layer to prevent removal of the conductive layer beneath the resist matrix material. In other embodiments, a liner having a pressure sensitive adhesive surface is brought into contact with the patterned strippable polymer material to remove both the patterned strippable polymer material and the conductive layer beneath it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Shawn C. Dodds, Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew H. Frey, Mark J. Pellerite, John P. Baetzold
  • Publication number: 20200306790
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for applying coatings on a baggy web are provided. A Mayer rod and a back-up roll engage with each other to form a nip. The back-up roll has a deformable inner layer with a surface thereof covered by a deformable outer layer. The Mayer rod and the flexible web at a contacting area are impressed into the back-up roll with a machine-direction nip width W and a nip engagement depth D, which enables formation of a coating having a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kara A. Meyers, Shawn C. Dodds, Eric A. Vandre, Tyler J. Rattray, Kevin T. Grove, Brittni M. Schiewer, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Samad Javid, James N. Dobbs, Wayne D. Meredyk
  • Patent number: 10773275
    Abstract: Methods for using a hollow, rotating stencil roll to deposit flowable dry powder particles onto a moving substrate and to adhesively bond the particles to a pressure-sensitive adhesive surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Evan D. Brutinel, Jon E. Dable, Shawn C. Dodds, Ann M. Gilman, Matthew R. D. Smith, Matthew S. Stay, Eric A. Vandre
  • Patent number: 10758931
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for applying liquid coatings are provided. A first roll (14), a second roll (16), and a nip (146) formed between the first and second rolls are provided. A coating liquid (22) is supplied to the nip. The coating liquid is smoothed, via the nip, into a substantially uniform layer (22a) of liquid coating which is transferred to a substrate (12). The second roll (16) includes a thin metal shell (40) and a resilient layer (30), the thin metal shell encases the resilient layer therebeneath, and the thin metal shell is capable of deflecting in unison with the resilient layer such that the thin metal shell is elastically deformable at the nip when in contact with the first roll (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Shawn C. Dodds, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, James N. Dobbs, Graham M. Clarke, Michele A. Craton, Adam W. Kiefer, Matthew R. D. Smith, Brian E. Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20200150789
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent energy dissipation layer having a glass transition temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater, and a transparent conductor layer disposed on the transparent energy dissipation layer. The conductive display films including transparent conductors and a flexible substrate that can protect a display window and survive folding tests intact while maintaining the desired electric conductive properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. WOODY, V, David Scott THOMPSON, Matthew S. STAY, Michael A. JOHNSON, Daniel J. THEIS, Ann Marie GILMAN, Shawn C. DODDS
  • Patent number: 10639628
    Abstract: Systems and methods for concentrating a sample and detecting an analyte of interest. The system can include a sample detection container that can include a microcavity. The microcavity can include a top opening, a base, and a longitudinal axis. The container can further include a wall that extends to the microcavity, wherein at least a portion of the wall located adjacent the top opening of the microcavity has a slope that is oriented at an effective angle ? with respect to the longitudinal axis of the microcavity. The effective angle ? can be greater than 45 degrees and less than 90 degrees, and at least the portion of the wall located adjacent the top opening of the microcavity that is oriented at the effective angle ? can have a length of at least 5 times a transverse dimension of the microcavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Raj Rajagopal, Kurt J. Halverson, Shawn C. Dodds, Ramasubramani Kuduva Raman Thanumoorthy
  • Publication number: 20200105991
    Abstract: Electronic devices including a layer of polymeric material and solid semiconductor dies partially embedded in the layer are provided. The dies have first ends projecting away from the first major surface of the layer. The electronic devices can be formed by sinking the first ends of the dies into a major surface of a liner. A flowable polymeric material is filled into the space between the dies and solidified to form the layer of polymeric material. The first ends of the dies are exposed by delaminating the liner from the first ends of the dies. Electrical conductors are provided on the layer to connect the first ends of the dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R.D. Smith, Saagar A. Shah, Jae Yong Lee, James F. Poch, Roger W. Barton
  • Patent number: 10521053
    Abstract: A composite article having a conductive layer on at least a portion of a flexible substrate. Electrical connectivity between various portions of the substrate can be obtained through this conductive layer. The conductive layer comprises a conductive surface, and there is a patterned layer on at least a portion of a first region of the conductive surface. The patterned layer comprises a conductive material having a surface roughness, and is in electrical contact with the conductive surface. An overcoat layer is present on at least a portion of the first region, such that the overcoat layer has a thickness less than the surface roughness, such that the conductive layer within the first region is covered by the overcoat layer, and such that at least a portion of the patterned layer substantially protrudes above the overcoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Luke A. Schroeder, Joan M. Noyola, Nicholas D. Petkovich, Matthew H. Frey, Craig R. Schardt, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Ann M. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10492305
    Abstract: A composite article includes a conductive layer on at least a portion of a flexible substrate, wherein the conductive layer has a conductive surface. A patterned layer of a low surface energy material is on a first region of the conductive surface. An overcoat layer free of conductive particulates is on a first portion of a second region of the conductive surface unoccupied by the patterned layer. A via is in a second portion of the second region of the conductive surface between an edge of the patterned layer of the low surface energy material and the overcoat layer. A conductive material is in the via to provide an electrical connection to the conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Ann M. Gilman, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Daniel J. Theis, Matthew R. D. Smith