Adhesive Tape Patents (Class 206/411)
  • Patent number: 11053412
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-sided garment tapes comprising a substrate having an adhesive coating on a first side and a non-slip coating on a second side. The substrate can comprise a fabric or plastic material. The adhesive coating can comprise a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) or hot-melt adhesive. The non-slip coating can comprise silicone, an elastomer, or rubber. Methods of making and using the tape are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Spanx, Inc.
    Inventor: Wendy Hanson Allen
  • Patent number: 10538039
    Abstract: A roll (16) of structural material for use in the manufacture of large composite structures such as wind turbine blades is described. The roll (16) comprises an elongate stack of structural layers (10) fastened together and wrapped around a reel (14). The reel (14) comprises a plurality of mutually spaced supports (50) about which the stack is folded into a rolled stack. Sections of the rolled stack between the supports are substantially unsupported by the reel and are held in a slack state in order to prevent wrinkles from forming in the rolled stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Zhen-Zhe Chen, Morten Taulbjerg
  • Patent number: 10280028
    Abstract: A desktop adhesive tape binding and cutting platform includes a fundamental base provided with a connecting plate. The fundamental base is pivotally provided with a rotating shaft for installing an adhesive tape roll thereon. A binding platform is connected with the free end of the connecting plate, and a cutting portion is connected with the binding platform and has its free end provided with a cutting member and a fixing member. Thus, during binding operation, the desktop adhesive tape binding and cutting platform of this invention is able to cut off adhesive tape via the cutting member and meanwhile fix the adhesive tape in place via the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10258204
    Abstract: A roll of absorbent paper product having a central tube about which absorbent paper product, paper towels or toilet tissue, is wound. The central tube consists of one or more rows of pre-curved, compacted sponges for use when the absorbent paper product has been completely unwound therefrom. The individual sponge units can be pre-infused with one or more cleaners, waxes, etc. A method for making such central tube sponges is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Russell J. Gerhold
  • Patent number: 10134248
    Abstract: In a securing device for attachment of an object which is to be secured, wherein the securing device has a housing with a base plate and a lid as well as means for generating an alarm when the securing device is removed from the object without authorization, wherein the securing device is attached to the object by a double-adhesive strip having a double-adhesive first section and a non-adhesive second section. The first section has an initial adhesiveness which is lost when the strip is stretched. The second section forms a grip for stretching the double-adhesive strip. The double-adhesive strip is attached on one side to the underside of the base plate so that it is covered by the base plate and on the other side to the object. The non-adhesive second section is placed between the base plate and the lid in its closed state such the grip is only accessible only in the open state of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Pataco AG
    Inventors: Cornel Brühwiler, Jürgen Kreider
  • Patent number: 9500555
    Abstract: A system for detecting and locating a leak through a membrane that includes a detector array, a signal generator, a flexible sheet over-membrane, a conductive felt, and a computer. The detector array includes a boundary wire loop and sensors. The signal generator applies voltage to the boundary wire loop. The conductive felt is applied on top of the detector array. The flexible sheet over-membrane is applied on top of the conductive felt. At least the downward, detector array-facing side of the over-membrane is non-conductive. The computer is in electrical communication with the boundary wire loop, the sensors, and the signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Clark Robert Gunness
  • Patent number: 9476206
    Abstract: A wallboard joint tape designed to cover a seam joint defined by joining adjacent sheets of wallboard includes an elongate length of tape being supplied as a rolled strip having a first side edge and a second side edge wrapped around a center member having a central opening. The strip has an upper side and an opposite lower side. A lengthwise crease is provided along a centered longitudinal line of the lower side. A plurality of indicators is provided for marking at least one side edge of the tape for enhancing a proper orientation of the tape. The proper orientation of the tape is determined based on a location of the indicators upon the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9434512
    Abstract: A track and handle assembly for use with a flexible package is provided. The rigid box-like track has a top wall defining an elongated slot. The track may be recessed within an opening in the package wall. The handle assembly comprises a flexible handle and moveable guide members captured within the track and biased away from each other by the resiliently flexible handle. The handle assembly is moveable between a first position in which the handle is flat and a second position in which the handle is arc shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Branyon
  • Patent number: 9027624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape guiding mechanism (10) of a tape device (100). The tape device (100) comprises a strip of tape (20) having supply tape (22) and take up tape (24); a spool portion (130); a supply spool (40) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the supply tape (22); a take up spool (50) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the take up tape (24); an application tip (12); and a spool mechanism (70) for allowing the supply and the take up spools (40 & 50) to rotate such that the tape travels from the supply spool (40), around the applicator tip (120), and to the take up spool (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Widetech Manufacturing SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Tong Shan Wong, De Yi Quah
  • Publication number: 20150090621
    Abstract: A tape comprising: a first hot melt adhesive composition or plastic composition that provides weft strength to the tape; a second hot melt adhesive composition that includes a release agent; an encapsulated fibrous material layer, wherein the fibrous material is encapsulated by (i) the first hot melt adhesive composition or (ii) the second hot melt adhesive composition; and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer that defines an outer pressure sensitive adhesive surface of the tape; wherein the first hot melt adhesive composition or plastic composition is located between the second hot melt adhesive composition and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: H.B FULLER COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis A. Bradshaw, Justine Hanlon, Kelby V. Ridenour, Bruce J. Shreeve, Jorge A. Nash
  • Patent number: 8794291
    Abstract: The invention is based on the aim of providing a novel office tool, and a corresponding method, wherein various application advantages of known office tools are combined. The invention provides an adhesive tape stamp 1 that is configured to implement a course of movement, wherein an adhesive tape section having a defined length is pressed onto an object in a stamping device, having a separating device 12, which is configured and/or disposed in order to separate an adhesive tape end as the adhesive tape section 23 from a continuous adhesive tape 19 at a separation point 22, and having a stamping device 11, wherein the stamping device 11 is configured and/or disposed to press the adhesive tape end and/or the adhesive tape section 23 onto the object in the stamping direction 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Boehler GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Boehler, Dieter Lessig
  • Patent number: 8746316
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes a first reel, a second reel, a biasing element, and a friction element. The first and second reels are rotatably disposed on first and second shafts. The biasing element is disposed between the second reel and second shaft such that the second reel is movable in a radial direction between first and second positions relative to the second shaft and the biasing element biases the second reel into the first position. The friction element extends around the first and second reels and arranged to generate a first normal force acting on the second reel when the second reel is in a first position, relative to the second shaft, and a second normal force acting on the second reel when the second reel is in a second position, relative to the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Kropp, Bret R. Marschand
  • Patent number: 8578999
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes a first reel, a second reel, a biasing element, and a friction element. The first and second reels are rotatably disposed on first and second shafts. The biasing element is disposed between the first reel and shaft such that the first reel is movable in a radial direction relative to the first shaft. The friction element includes at least a portion that is disposed between the first reel and the second reel and arranged to generate a first normal force when the first reel is in a first position, relative to the first shaft, and a second normal force when the first reel is in a second position, relative to the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew Kropp
  • Patent number: 8579000
    Abstract: An automatic rotation type correction tape structure comprises an outer casing, an inner casing and a tape delivery module. The outer casing has an opening and a circular top abutting surface formed inside the outer casing and proximate to the opening. The inner casing is movably installed in the outer casing and has an engaging structure corresponding to the inner casing, such that the inner casing can be rotated axially with respect to the outer casing. The tape delivery module is installed in the inner casing and has a tape guiding spout at an end of the tape deliver module. When use, the tape guiding spout is pressed to drive the inner casing to rotate axially in the outer casing in order to adjust an operating angle and improve the convenience of the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mcaide Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Yen
  • Patent number: 8528619
    Abstract: A highlighter tape pen assembly is provided for impermanently highlighting a selectable portion of a surface with removable tape. The assembly includes a pen-like dispenser having a first portion releasably attachable to a second portion, a generally hemi-cylindrical trough removably insertable within the pen-like dispenser, the trough having an in-use tape reel of highlighting tape removably rotatably disposed on a spool pin, the in-use tape reel having a leading strand extendible through a narrow guide channel disposed on a front end of the trough, said guide channel projecting through a tip section disposed on a first end of the first portion of the pen-like dispenser, with a cutting edge disposed endwise on the guide channel, whereby a section of relevant text, or other surface, may be easily and impermanently highlighted with removable tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Watts
  • Patent number: 8517076
    Abstract: In a transfer tool A, a support mechanism X for supporting a transfer head 2 on a transfer tool main body 1 so that the transfer head 2 can swing about a rolling axis R includes the transfer head 2 as a first member having a receiving gap 221 (to be described later) provided to the transfer head 2 and orthogonal to the rolling axis R and a moving arm 13 as a second member provided to the transfer tool main body 1 and having an insertion wall 132 to be inserted into the receiving gap 221 to be swingable along and with respect to opposed inner side faces 221a and 221b of the receiving gap 221. A fulcrum member 222 corresponding to a clearance dimension between the inner side faces 221a and 221b and for positionally restricting the insertion wall 132 so that the insertion wall 132 can swing about the rolling axis R is provided in the receiving gap 221 in the transfer head 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Matsushita, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8505606
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser has a body, an adhesive tap dispensing unit, a knob, a pushing element and a resilient element. The adhesive tape dispensing unit is mounted in the body. The knob is mounted rotatably on the body and has a guiding structure formed obliquely on the knob and having two ends each having a limiting capability to restrict a rotating range of the knob relative to the body between the ends of the guiding structure. The pushing element is mounted slidably in the body, is connected between the knob and the adhesive tape dispensing unit and has a guided structure connected slidably to slide along the guiding structure on the knob when the knob is rotated. The resilient element is mounted in the body to provide a recoil force to the adhesive tape dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8397784
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes first and second coaxially disposed rotating disks, a pressure wheel, and a friction element. The first rotating disk defines at least one protrusion. The pressure wheel is disposed between the first and second rotating disks and is operably engaged by the at least one protrusion carried by the first rotating disk. The protrusion is movable between first and second rotational positions relative to the pressure wheel. The friction element is disposed between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk such that the friction element generates a first frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the first rotational position and a second frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the second rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Henry W. Stoll
  • Patent number: 8360128
    Abstract: A transfer tool of the present invention comprises a transfer head which has a folding back guide portion for folding and guiding a transfer tape and a pair of outer walls for supporting side ends of the folding back guide and in which a transfer tape passage is formed between the outer walls, a refill for holding at least the transfer head, a case capable of holding the refill such that the refill can be inserted into and pulled out from the case in one direction, and a head cap which is pivotally mounted on the case through a pivot shaft portion and rotatable between a close position where the transfer head is covered and an open position where the transfer head is exposed, wherein the head cap is located outside an inserting and pulling out locus of the transfer head when the head cap is disposed in the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kinugasa, Hideto Shima, Keiji Kai
  • Patent number: 8196633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a correction tape applicator or a transfer tape dispenser which is adapted to be used to correct markings, for example, such as characters, numerals, and the like recorded on a sheet of paper, or adhere sheets of paper to each other. According to the correction tape applicator of the present invention, a tape cartridge directly applied to the application work is completely protectively accommodated within a casing so that it can be used more stably for a long time period to improve durability to thereby achieve economic efficiency. Also, the tape cartridge can be easily disengaged from and engaged with the casing to enhance convenience of use, and an opening/closing space of a cover can be minimized to achieve miniaturization of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Dong Kee Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho You
  • Publication number: 20120111812
    Abstract: A packaged adhesive tape product comprising a roll of tape with a decorative multi-color pattern printed thereon, a dispenser at least partially surrounding the roll of tape and a label bearing retailing information and at least a portion of the decorative multi-color pattern carried on the label is described. A display rack for the products is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Tia Ann Bahr
  • Patent number: 8156989
    Abstract: A compact handheld adhesive applicator is provided with a housing assembly and a cartridge assembly removably connected to the housing assembly. The cartridge assembly includes a primary spool for mounting an adhesive segment roll and a secondary spool for automatically winding a spent portion of the adhesive segment roll. A gear arrangement allows for numerous adhesive segments to be applied consecutively in a glide-type application or for a single adhesive segment to be accurately applied using a manual advance feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: RS Industrial, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Allen, David J. Trettin
  • Publication number: 20120055831
    Abstract: An improved container and container system for adhesive tape reduces the part count necessary for protecting various widths of adhesive tape and provides adhesive tape container elements of low cost. The adhesive tape containers are comprised of two halves with circular side walls and outer walls intended to surround a portion, or all, of the roll of tape (i.e. regular or irregular tape patterns and tape widths), and inner wall segments intended to engage the inside of a core of a roll of tape holding the ensemble together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: BRIAN A. VULPITTA
  • Patent number: 8080300
    Abstract: A method of making a roll of adhesive tape that comprises providing a length of tape having a leading end, a trailing end, a first side, and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the second side of the tape is at least partially covered with pressure sensitive adhesive and providing a tab having first and second opposite ends having a length between them, a first side, and a second side, wherein at least a portion of the second side of the tab is covered with pressure sensitive adhesive. The method further comprises advancing the length of tape along a tape path, positioning the leading tape end about a central tape roll axis, and circumferentially winding the length of tape about the axis until a penultimate tape layer having a circumference is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher M. Glenna, Paul J. Richtman
  • Patent number: 7992618
    Abstract: A coating-film transfer tool is configured to positively absorb rotation of a head part caused when pressed and an effect of lean of the head part, and such a configuration contributes to favorable and uniform transfer. A member 4 is disposed at one end of a support column 2 supporting a head part 1 at the other end. A distance between the axial center of the support column 2 and its periphery varies depending on a position in the rotation direction. Sandwiching plates 3 resiliently sandwich the facing sides of the member 4 with the narrowest gap, when the head part 1 is not pressing a transfer target. When the head part 1 rotates around the axis of the support column 2 in a state pressing the transfer target, the member 4 rotates to forcibly and significantly widen the gap between the sandwiching plates and generate a restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Plus Stationery Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 7980286
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a device and method for attaching a tab to an elongate length of double-sided adhesive tape, the tab protruding beyond a terminal end of the elongate length of tape and being attached to both surfaces of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, James F. Pitzen
  • Patent number: 7981234
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil. The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7967933
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7900679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transfer tool in which a transfer tape supplied from a supply reel rotatable around a spindle is wound around a winding reel through a transfer head, comprising a transfer tool body which holds at least the supply reel and the winding reel, the transfer head provided on the transfer tool body, a head cap which is pivotally mounted on the transfer tool body or the transfer head through a pivot shaft portion and which can turn between a close position where the transfer head is covered and an open position where the transfer head is exposed, and an urging mechanism provided near the pivot shaft portion, the urging mechanism elastically capable of urging the head cap, toward the close position when the head cap is located closer to the close position than a dead point provided at only one location near an intermediate portion between the close position and the open position, and toward the open position when the head cap is located closer to the open position than the dead point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kinugasa, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7857130
    Abstract: Kits are described wherefrom a single tab film may be adhered to an elongated strip of stretch releasing adhesive tape to form a manually engageable pull tab at a selected location. Such a pull tab may be foldable so as to comprise an unobtrusive visual appearance, and may also be extendable so that the pull tab may be grasped to activate the stretch release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Joseph T. Bartusiak
  • Patent number: 7819354
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll holder for tape dispenser and a tape dispenser assembly therewith. The roll holder comprises a cylindrical body and an annular portion made from a material having a high friction coefficient, the annular portion being fixed inside the cylindrical body. The roll holder tape dispenser is supported by a shaft. Two cylindrical bodies are connected to a roll of tape, one at each extremity of the tape spool by press-fitting. The shaft passes through the annular portion and the friction occurring between the shaft and annular portion induce a tension in the tape when the tape is unwound from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Robitaille, Steve Gagnon
  • Patent number: 7811648
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/3? and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7803442
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7799402
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7766066
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool has a front end portion of a case main body with a head cap slidably disposed in front and rear directions between an advanced position in a state of covering a transfer head and a rear position in a state of exposing the transfer head. The head cap is urged in a direction of the advanced position by a spring, when started to be used. By pressing a front end portion of the head cap against a face, the head cap can be moved to the rear position. Inside the case main body is a tape reeling out means for reeling out a transfer tape to the transfer head. The tape reeling out means moves in cooperation with movement of the head cap to the rear position when started to be used, to be able to reel out the transfer tape to the transfer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taiji Hyodo
  • Patent number: 7681616
    Abstract: A transfer tape dispenser comprises a housing and a supply spool and a take up spool disposed within the housing. A carrier ribbon has a first end and a second end, with the first end connected to the supply spool, and the second end connected to the take-up spool. An applicator tip is partially disposed within the housing and includes a platform with a front edge, a rear edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface, a bottom surface. A first wall is adjacent to the first side edge and a second wall is adjacent to the second side edge. At least one protuberance extends from the applicator tip and is adapted to maintain outer edges of the transfer tape adjacent to the top surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Bret R. Marschand, John Thompson, Frank Peterson
  • Patent number: 7654297
    Abstract: A correction tape dispenser has a front cover, a core assembly, an extending-and-retracting mechanism and a rear cover. The core assembly is mounted slidably in the front cover and has a convex portion extending out of the front cover. The extending-and-retracting mechanism selectively drives the core assembly to hold forward or backward. The rear cover is mounted on the front cover. A user pushes the core assembly with the extending-and-retracting mechanism forward to extend the head out of or retract the head into the front cover. Retracting the head prevents dust from accumulating on a correction tape on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Loung Wu
  • Patent number: 7584854
    Abstract: A shipping and display assembly for a plurality of complementary primary and secondary products such as wrapping paper and adhesive tape. The assembly includes a box having a first section and a second section which are connected together for shipping and are separable for displaying the products. The first section includes a first compartment for holding and displaying the primary products and a second compartment for holding and displaying the secondary products. The second section of the display assembly restrains the primary and secondary products within the first and second compartments during shipping and is removed from over the first and second compartments when the products are to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kitaru Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Publication number: 20090000972
    Abstract: Kits are described wherefrom a single tab film may be adhered to an elongated strip of stretch releasing adhesive tape to form a manually engageable pull tab at a selected location. Such a pull tab may be foldable so as to comprise an unobtrusive visual appearance, and may also be extendable so that the pull tab may be grasped to activate the stretch release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph T. Bartusiak
  • Publication number: 20080283182
    Abstract: A handheld adhesive applicator is provided with a housing assembly, a cartridge assembly removably connected to the housing assembly, and a handle assembly removably connected to the housing assembly. The cartridge assembly includes a primary spool for mounting an adhesive segment roll and a secondary spool for automatically winding a spent portion of the adhesive segment roll. A gear arrangement allows for numerous adhesive segments to be applied consecutively in a glide-type application or for a single adhesive segment to be accurately applied using a manual advance feature. The removable handle may be gripped during a primary mode of operation or removed for a secondary mode of operation in which the housing assembly is gripped during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Scott M. Allen, David J. Trettin
  • Patent number: 7441581
    Abstract: A tape application apparatus is adapted for both left-handed and right-handed use when applying tape from a roll to a first surface. An edge of the first surface is common to an edge of an adjacent second surface. The tape application apparatus includes a housing and a tape hub attached to the housing that is capable of slidably receiving the roll. The housing has first and second exterior surfaces and first and second interior surfaces and is capable of receiving the roll. When the tape application apparatus is guided in a first direction, the roll is moveable to a first dispensing position against the first interior side surface, and when the tape application apparatus is guided in a second direction opposite the first direction, the roll is moveable to a second dispensing position against the second interior side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: James F. Pitzen
  • Patent number: 7374803
    Abstract: A band-like matter fastening seal for fixing a wound end of a band-like matter that is wound in a roll form to the body of said band-like matter, includes: a first attaching part adhered to said end of the band-like matter; a second attaching part having an attaching side adhered to the body of the matter in order to fasten the end to the body of the matter; and a handle part extended from the second attaching part, the attaching side being exposed when the attaching side is lifted from a masking side covering the attaching side, wherein the handle part rises up along the tangent line of the roll when a portion of the band-like matter fastening seal in the vicinity of the handle part is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Tabuchi, Takashi Komine, Yukio Seto, Hironori Sasaki, Akihiro Sanda, Nobuo Sugiyama, Yasuko Sano, Naoki Yoshikawa, Mototada Yasui
  • Patent number: 7357167
    Abstract: A transfer device A that is used for transferring a transferring paste T on an object on which the transferring paste T is to be transferred comprises a pair of first outside panel 21 and the second outside panel 11 that hold the transferring paste T, a pair of spools SP1, SP2 that are supported rotatably by a pair of the first and second outside panels 21, 11 and that hold the transferring paste T, and a pair of gears G1, G2 that drive a pair of the spools SP1, SP2 to rotate and that gear each other, and rotational supporting axes 211, 212 that project toward the second outside panel 11 and that axially support the gears G1, G2 are arranged on the first outside panel 21, wherein a restraining means R that restrains the gear G1 from being pulled out along an axial direction of the rotational supporting axis 211 in a state that the gears G1, G2 are axially mounted on the rotational supporting axes 211, 212 is arranged between the first outside panel 21 and the gear G1 and at a portion different from a portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 7334622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held device for transferring a film of, for example, adhesive, covering, or colored material from a backing tape onto a substrate. The device has a housing in which a supply of the backing tape is arranged, and an application member projecting from the housing and having a first and a second application edge. The backing tape is wound around the free end and the application edges of the application member and extends into the housing with tape sections at the lower longitudinal side facing the substrate during the mode of operation and at the upper longitudinal side opposite the lower longitudinal side. For improvement of the view to the film application during the mode of operation, the second application edge projects from the lower longitudinal side of the application member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Volker Stade
  • Patent number: 7325583
    Abstract: In a coating film transfer tool, a tape supply core rotation limiter predetermines the amount of coating film laid down on a receiving surface, to enable erasure of small areas. The permitted rotation of the supply core can be selected from a group of different choices by the use of an adjusting member, releasably engageable with the teeth of a toothed wheel rotatable with the supply core, and movable with the wheel when engaged therewith until engaged with a stop. A spring pawl, engageable with the teeth of the wheel, prevents reverse rotation of the supply core. The adjusting member can be disabled by holding it out of engagement with the toothed wheel, so that the instrument can be used as a conventional coating film transfer tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujicopian Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7228882
    Abstract: A transfer tape dispenser includes a case, a supply spool, a return spool, and a substantially rigid applicator tip having an application edge. The applicator tip is disposed in a path of a transfer tape that originates from the supply spool and terminates at the return spool. When pressing the application edge on a surface, an application layer of the transfer tape adheres to the surface. The transfer tape dispenser includes a cushion that cushions the pressing of the application edge on the surface. The transfer tape dispenser further includes a slip clutch mechanism for providing slipping of the supply spool relative to the rotation of the return spool, when necessary, to maintain a desired tension in the correction transfer tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Bret R. Marschand, Andrew Bielecki
  • Patent number: 7220472
    Abstract: A plastic trim strip useful for trimming the installation of doors, windows, and the like. The trim strip has a first side suitable for viewing in a finished installation, and a second side with at least one band of contact adhesive. In storage, the contact adhesive is covered by a peelable backing. The trim strip is formed of material which is capable of some deformation while retaining the elastic memory to retain its original flat shape. The trim strip can be cut, bent, roll formed, etc. to produce the shape desired for the installation. The user then removes the peelable backing and uses the contact adhesive to affix the strip in the desired location. The trim strip is preferably stored in a roll within a dispenser box. The dispenser box allows the compact storage and transportation of many feet of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Ken R. Rivest
  • Patent number: 7208226
    Abstract: [An object of the present invention is] to provide transfer tape that maintains strong adhesive strength but can be reliably cut at a stipulated position. The adhesive film contains needle-shaped particles. If the adhesive strength is made high, then the adhesion between the adhesive ingredients is increased, thus forming a film that is difficult to cut. If a force is applied to the band-shaped ribbon in a direction outside the plane in which the adhesive coating is applied, then the film of the adhesive coating becomes thin and the needle-shaped particles rupture the film and cut the adhesive film. Moreover, the cut adhesive film draws the cut end to the needle-shaped particles, and as a result it is cut completely without stringiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: General Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaru Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7204287
    Abstract: Transfer devices are disclosed. At least one transfer device includes a housing, a supply roll rotatably mounted to the housing, a take-up roll rotatably mounted to the housing, and an application head. The supply roll has a wound supply of liner wound thereon, and the liner has an adhesive carrying surface with an adhesive provided thereon. The take-up roll has at least an end portion of the liner connected thereto such that rotation of the take-up roll in a take-up direction winds portions of the liner unwound from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. The application head includes a plurality of rollers that are rotatable about substantially parallel axes spaced apart from one another, and a closed-loop belt that is trained about the plurality of rollers to provide a transfer surface facing outwardly of the device. The rotation of the rollers enables the belt to travel around the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Xyron, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath E Casaldi, Cory W Worth, Adam Becker
  • Patent number: 7178573
    Abstract: A mark transfer tool utilizing a coat film transfer technology, concerning various marks composed of characters, codes, patterns or their combination. A mark transfer tape has multiple pressure-sensitive adhesive transfer marks adhered and held at specified intervals peelably on the surface of a base tape, and the transfer marks are prepared as adhesive seals of which adhesive force of the back-side pressure sensitive adhesive layer adhered to the transfer area is set larger than the adhesive holding force on the base tape. Like adhesive seals, the transfer marks once transferred on the transfer area can be once peeled off and adhered again, or peeled and removed when no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignees: Seed Co., Ltd., Dynic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Tamai, Masatoshi Shintani, Mikio Toyoda, Nobuyuki Motoyama, Yoshiyuki Hori, Goro Inoue