Patents by Inventor Tyler J. Rattray

Tyler J. Rattray 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: 20220250375
    Abstract: A printing system (200) including a printing roll (220) is provided. The printing roll (220) includes an elastically deformable and compressible inner layer (224) and a thin outer shell (222) to cover the inner layer (224). The thin outer shell (222) includes a pattern of raised print features (223) to receive ink material thereon. The inner layer (224) is softer and thicker than the thin outer shell (222), and optionally, the thin outer shell (222) is removable from the inner layer (224). The inner layer (224) of the printing roll (220) has a thickness, a compression force deflection value and an elastically-deformable compressibility such that the raised print features (223) of the printing roll (220) do not slide or deform with respect to the printed web (2) in an amount to generate a substantially visible dot gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kara A. Meyers, Shawn C. Dodds, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Tyler J. Rattray, James N. Dobbs, Samad Javid, Matthew S. Stay
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11090682
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform discontinuous pattern of coating material, the method including the present disclosure describes a method of applying a coating material onto a substrate, including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a multiplicity of first dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction; dispensing a first coating material from the dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and translating the multiplicity of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and varying a rate of dispensing of the first coating material in a predetermined fashion to form a discontinuous pattern of the first coating material on a major surface of the substrate. Useful non-uniformly patterned coated articles can be prepared using the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Peter T. Benson, Karl K. Stensvad, Glen A. Jerry
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200230642
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform discontinuous pattern of coating material, the method including the present disclosure describes a method of applying a coating material onto a substrate, including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a multiplicity of first dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction; dispensing a first coating material from the dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and translating the multiplicity of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and varying a rate of dispensing of the first coating material in a predetermined fashion to form a discontinuous pattern of the first coating material on a major surface of the substrate. Useful non-uniformly patterned coated articles can be prepared using the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Peter T. Benson, Karl K. Stensvad, Glen A. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10434543
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a substrate, the adhesive layer containing stripes of first and second pressure-sensitive adhesives. The surface of the adhesive layer that faces the substrate is surface-enriched with the first pressure-sensitive adhesive. Methods of making are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier
  • Publication number: 20190283071
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform patterned layer of coating material, the method including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a first multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, providing a second distribution manifold having a cavity and a second multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, dispensing a first coating material from the first dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and dispensing a second coating material from the second dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Peter T. Benson, Ann M. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10357795
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform patterned layer of coating material, the method including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a first multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, providing a second distribution manifold having a cavity and a second multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, dispensing a first coating material from the first dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and dispensing a second coating material from the second dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Peter T. Benson, Ann M. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10081174
    Abstract: A system, including a moving web of material unwound from a support and a stamp mounted on a roller, wherein the stamp includes a base surface and a continuous, regular array of pattern elements having a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape and extending above the base surface, and wherein the stamping elements each have a substantially planar stamping surface. An inking roller with an inking surface at least periodicially contacts the stamping surface of the stamping elements. The inking surface is impregnated with an ink composition including an organosulfur compound having a thiol functional group selected to bind to a major surface of the web material to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) thereon according to the array of pattern elements on the stamping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Matthew H. Frey, Daniel P. Meehan, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Richard W. Greger
  • Publication number: 20180236481
    Abstract: A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform patterned layer of coating material, the method including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a first multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, providing a second distribution manifold having a cavity and a second multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, dispensing a first coating material from the first dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and dispensing a second coating material from the second dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Peter T. Benson, Ann M. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10023768
    Abstract: An article including a release liner with an adhesive layer disposed thereon, the adhesive layer including a plurality of stripes of a first pressure-sensitive adhesive and of a second pressure-sensitive adhesive, arranged in a generally alternating pattern. The first pressure-sensitive adhesive is a silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes a silicone block copolymer elastomer comprising hard segments that each comprise at least one polar moiety, and the second pressure-sensitive adhesive is an organic polymeric pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier, Tyler J. Rattray
  • Patent number: 9873276
    Abstract: A method includes providing an elastomeric stamp including a stamping surface with a first pattern element having a fill factor of 20 to 99 percent and including a continuous region and at least one discontinuous region, the discontinuous region including at least one of: (1) one or more elongated concavities, and (2) one or more interior voids. A second pattern element of the stamping surface has a fill factor of 0.25 to 10 percent, and includes traces with a width from 0.1 micrometers to 50 micrometers. The stamping surface is inked with an ink composition including a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to bind to a surface of the ink-receptive material. The inked stamping surface is contacted with an ink-receptive material selected from a sheet or a web for a contact time sufficient to bind the functional group with the surface of the ink-receptive material to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Catherine P. Tarnowski, David A. Johnson, Roger W. Barton, Larry L. Johnson, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Daniel M. Lentz, Jeffrey H. Tokie, Matthew H. Frey, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Publication number: 20170368858
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of applying a pattern onto a web with improved uniformity are provided. One or more micro-contact printing stamps are disposed onto a roll with a seam between each adjacent stamp edge. The micro-contact printing stamps are configured and arranged such that the web always contacts the micro-contact printing stamps to provide a consistent contacting pressure to drive the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler J. RATTRAY, Mikhail L. PEKUROVSKY, Jonathan J. O'HARE, Richard W. GREGER, Larry L. JOHNSON, Matthew H. FREY
  • Publication number: 20170342299
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a substrate, the adhesive layer containing stripes of first and second pressure-sensitive adhesives. The surface of the adhesive layer that faces the substrate is surface-enriched with the first pressure-sensitive adhesive. Methods of making are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier
  • Patent number: 9765240
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a substrate, the adhesive layer containing stripes of first and second pressure-sensitive adhesives. The surface of the adhesive layer that faces the substrate is surface-enriched with the first pressure-sensitive adhesive. Methods of making are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier
  • Publication number: 20160376471
    Abstract: An article including a release liner with an adhesive layer disposed thereon, the adhesive layer including a plurality of stripes of a first pressure-sensitive adhesive and of a second pressure-sensitive adhesive, arranged in a generally alternating pattern. The first pressure-sensitive adhesive is a silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes a silicone block copolymer elastomer comprising hard segments that each comprise at least one polar moiety, and the second pressure-sensitive adhesive is an organic polymeric pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier, Tyler J. Rattray
  • Publication number: 20160250875
    Abstract: A method includes providing an elastomeric stamp including a stamping surface with a first pattern element having a fill factor of 20 to 99 percent and including a continuous region and at least one discontinuous region, the discontinuous region including at least one of: (1) one or more elongated concavities, and (2) one or more interior voids. A second pattern element of the stamping surface has a fill factor of 0.25 to 10 percent, and includes traces with a width from 0.1 micrometers to 50 micrometers. The stamping surface is inked with an ink composition including a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to bind to a surface of the ink-receptive material. The inked stamping surface is contacted with an ink-receptive material selected from a sheet or a web for a contact time sufficient to bind the functional group with the surface of the ink-receptive material to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Catherine P. Tarnowski, David A. Johnson, Roger W. Barton, Larry L. Johnson, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Daniel M. Lentz, Jeffrey H. Tokie, Matthew H. Frey, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Publication number: 20160152869
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a substrate, the adhesive layer containing stripes of first and second pressure-sensitive adhesives. The surface of the adhesive layer that faces the substrate is surface-enriched with the first pressure-sensitive adhesive. Methods of making are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Gary W. Maier
  • Publication number: 20160137885
    Abstract: An article including a first substrate with an adhesive layer disposed thereon, the adhesive layer including a plurality of stripes of a first pressure-sensitive adhesive and of a second pressure-sensitive adhesive, arranged in a generally alternating pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Gary W. Maier, Carlos A. Barrios, James L. Bries, Tyler J. Rattray
  • Publication number: 20150336379
    Abstract: A system, including a moving web of material unwound from a support and a stamp mounted on a roller, wherein the stamp includes a base surface and a continuous, regular array of pattern elements having a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape and extending above the base surface, and wherein the stamping elements each have a substantially planar stamping surface. An inking roller with an inking surface at least periodicially contacts the stamping surface of the stamping elements. The inking surface is impregnated with an ink composition including an organosulfur compound having a thiol functional group selected to bind to a major surface of the web material to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) thereon according to the array of pattern elements on the stamping surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler J. Rattray, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Matthew H. Frey, Daniel P. Meehan, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Richard W. Greger