Adhesive Outermost Layer Patents (Class 428/343)
  • Patent number: 11069455
    Abstract: A composition for producing an electrically conductive layer according to a slotted-nozzle method includes 2-30 wt. % of a protective colloid mixture which is soluble or dispersible in water, 1-15 wt. % of a conductive carbon modification, 5-50 wt. % of metal-coated particles, 50-90 wt. % of an aqueous solvent, the dynamic viscosity of the conductive composition being less than 400 mPa·s, wherein the composition comprises 0.1-10 wt. % of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. The electrically conductive layer being one or both of a pair of conductive layers having a luminous layer with electroluminescent pigments arranged therebetween in an electroluminescense device or related method for producing an electroluminescense device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: InovisCoat GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Grötsch, Rudolf Schmidt, Tobias Tschorn
  • Patent number: 11069652
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure is provided. The method includes providing a first substrate including a plurality of conductive bumps disposed over the first substrate; providing a second substrate; disposing a patterned adhesive over the first substrate, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of conductive bumps is exposed through the patterned adhesive; bonding the first substrate with the second substrate; and singulating a chip from the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Yi-Yang Lei, Hsi-Ching Wang, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Tsung Lung Huang, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu, Chin-Yu Ku, De-Dui Liao, Kuo-Chio Liu, Kai-Di Wu, Kuo-Pin Chang, Sheng-Pin Yang, Isaac Huang
  • Patent number: 11059273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer shrink film capable to shrink under exposure to external energy and a shrink label including said film. According to an embodiment the shrink film includes a first skin layer, a second skin layer and a core layer in between the skin layers, and wherein the core layer includes copolymer of ethylene and butyl acrylate(s) and further heterophasic polypropylene block copolymer(s) or random copolymer(s) of propylene. The invention further relates to a combination of a shrink label and an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Klaudia Majewska
  • Patent number: 11060000
    Abstract: A hydroxyl-functionalized polybutadiene polyurethane hotmelt prepolymer that comprises the chemical reaction product of at least one polybutadiene diol, at least one chain extender having a hydroxyl functionality of two and a molecular weight of less than or equal to 300 g/mol and optionally at least one polybutadiene polyol that has a number-average mean functionality between greater than 2.0 and less than or equal to 3.0 with at least one aliphatic or alicyclic diisocyanate, is thermally vulcanizable, and at room temperature is sufficiently solid or high-viscosity that it can be rolled into a roll as a film applied to a carrier without flowing out or being squeezed out on the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Sebastian Dietze, Uwe Schümann
  • Patent number: 11058793
    Abstract: Methods for forming and incorporating microparticles containing one or more active agents into adhesives are described. The methods involve spray drying a liquid of the one or more active agents and obtaining the active agent in a particulate form. The dry powder is then blended or otherwise incorporated with the adhesive of interest. Also described are various medical products utilizing the adhesive and one or more active agents in microparticle form, and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Marie Wibaux, Peter Johnson
  • Patent number: 11040462
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a treated cellulosic material comprising a cellulosic material having a porous structure defining a plurality of pores, at least a portion of the pores containing a treating agent comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising a polyurethane polymer. The present disclosure further describes a method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising providing a cellulosic material; and a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising a polyurethane polymer; and a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with a modifying agent, the modifying agent comprising a hydrophobic amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. King, Xue Chen
  • Patent number: 11034854
    Abstract: A light-shielding paint includes an epoxy group-containing compound, an inorganic fine particle, a coloring agent, and an amine curing agent. The ratio (A?/A) of the mass (A?) of the amine curing agent to the active hydrogen equivalent (A) of the amine curing agent and the ratio (E?/E) of the mass (E?) of the epoxy group-containing compound to the epoxy equivalent (E) of the epoxy group-containing compound satisfy 0.1?[(A?/A)/(E?/E)]?0.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Reiko Kubota, Yoji Teramoto, Shuhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11008761
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10979790
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sound device, comprising a frame and a front cover disposed on the frame by covering the frame, wherein the frame extends towards the front cover to form an ironing spot column, the front cover comprises a body portion disposed on the frame by covering the frame and a positioning hole penetrated through the body portion and fitted with the positioning hole, the ironing spot column is inserted in the positioning hole, wherein the ironing spot column comprises a column main body and a glue receiving groove formed by recessing from an outer surface of the column main body towards inside of the column main body; the column main body passes through the positioning hole so that the glue receiving groove is in communication with the positioning hole, and the glue receiving groove is filled with glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaojiang Gu
  • Patent number: 10950502
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing chip package is disclosed. The method includes providing a wafer having conductive bumps disposed on a first surface; forming a first adhesion layer and a first carrier board; thinning the wafer; forming a first insulating layer; forming a second adhesion layer and a second carrier board; heating the first adhesion layer to a first temperature to remove the first carrier board and the first adhesion layer; forming trenches; forming a third adhesion layer and a third carrier board; heating the second adhesion layer to a second temperature to remove the second carrier board and the second adhesion layer; forming a second insulating layer filling the trenches; heating the third adhesion layer to a third temperature to remove the third carrier board and the third adhesion layer; and dicing the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer along each trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Comchip Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Lai, Hung-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 10947357
    Abstract: A formulation for producing a polymeric material including high-density polyethylene, a chemical blowing agent, and other optional components is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: David Dezhou Sun, Philip A. Driskill, Tony Cain, Rolland Strasser
  • Patent number: 10916466
    Abstract: A wafer uniting method includes a thermocompression bonding step of causing a thermocompression bonding sheet having a size comparable to or greater than a size and a shape of a wafer and a front surface of the wafer to face each other, and pressing them against each other while applying heat to thermocompression bond the thermocompression bonding sheet to the front surface of the wafer. The thermocompression bonding sheet thermocompression bonded to the wafer in the thermocompression bonding step includes at least a first thermocompression bonding sheet and a second thermocompression bonding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10907352
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Patent number: 10900237
    Abstract: An identifiable wallboard joint tape is provided and includes a web of tape incorporated with an identifier such that the tape is visible under UV light and visually distinguishable from the surrounding wallboard joint and joint compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler Kincaid, David D. Pelot, Salvatore C. Immordino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10883022
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for an optical film, includes a (meth)acryl-based polymer obtained by polymerization of a monomer component including, as a main component, an alkyl (meth)acrylate having an alkyl group of 4 to 18 carbon atoms; and a phosphate ester compound. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical films. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that is for use on optical films and makes it possible to suppress an increase in the surface resistance of a transparent conductive layer even when a laminate including a transparent conductive layer and an optical film such as a polarizing plate with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed therebetween is stored under hot and humid conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Nagata, Toshitaka Takahashi, Yousuke Makihata, Kayo Shimokawa, Kenichi Okada, Toshitsugu Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10870264
    Abstract: A cover film for the compressing of bales, characterized in that the cover film has been stretched and comprises an inner layer (1) and outer layers (2), wherein the inner layer (1) of the film comprises a copolymer of an ethylene and an ?-olefin, wherein the ?-olefin is selected from the group consisting of 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-heptene, and 1-octene, and is used for copolymerization with the ethylene, wherein the copolymer is present in an amount of more than 5% by weight and less than 50% by weight of the inner layer (1) of the film, wherein the inner layer (1) further comprises a linear polyethylene, and wherein the outer layers (2) of the film fail to comprise any significant proportion of the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Piazzi, Jan Philip Eubeler, Thomas Steffen, Benjamin Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 10870255
    Abstract: An adhesive assembly can be used to join textile materials together creating a durable wash resistant. An emblem can be removed from a work shirt without leaving glue stains or residue. The shirt may be reused if emblems need to be removed or changed before the life of the garment expires. In various embodiments, a layer of mesh is incorporated into the heat activated glue on the back of the emblem. This mesh does not affect adherence to the garment. The emblem sticks just as well as without the mesh layer and with zero process changes to how the emblem is applied. The mesh allows for the complete removal of the adhesive from the garment when the patch is removed allowing the garment to be used even after the patch is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cintas Corporate Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Figueroa, Susan Lillard, Christopher R. Ventura
  • Patent number: 10842242
    Abstract: A system includes an applicator mask having an applicator surface having a three-dimensional shape corresponding to the isolated body part; and at least one membrane releasably disposed on the applicator surface and having an outer surface in facing relation with the applicator surface and inner adhesive surface opposite thereof. The membrane includes one or more benefit agents disposed in one or more treatment zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Alary, Jan-Joo Liu, Erik Lunde, Bharat Patel, Emanuel Morano
  • Patent number: 10847404
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet sticking method including a sheet sticking step of sticking a sheet to a plate-shaped object and mounting the sheet to which the plate-shaped object is stuck to a ring-shaped frame having an opening to form a plate-shaped object unit including the ring-shaped frame, the plate-shaped object housed in the opening of the ring-shaped frame, and the sheet stuck to the plate-shaped object, and a tension alleviation step of alleviating tension generated in the sheet in the sheet sticking step after the sheet sticking step is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masamitsu Agari
  • Patent number: 10847750
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a substrate, a display layer on the substrate and including a plurality of display devices, and an encapsulation layer on the substrate and including a first inorganic layer, a second inorganic layer, and an organic layer between the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer, wherein the organic layer includes a first organic layer patterned to have a plurality of islands and a second organic layer filling gaps between the plurality of islands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoonhyeung Cho, Eungseok Park, Wonmin Yun, Byoungduk Lee, Yunah Chung, Yongchan Ju
  • Patent number: 10820075
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound generator. The sound generator of the present disclosure is characterized in that the front cover hollows to form the glue slot which is around and communicated with the positioning holes. After being filled into the glue slot, the glue flows into the gap between the melting point posts and the positioning holes for filling. Therefore the horizontal sway of the front cover is reduced and even avoided, and then the front cover is fixed stably. At the same time, with the gap, the glue can flow to the position between the frame and the front cover, which increases the fixing strength and stability between the front cover and the frame with the melting points as well as the tensile property of the front cover, and therefore the acoustic stability of the sound generator is further optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaojiang Gu
  • Patent number: 10813228
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosure describe techniques for eliminating or reducing hot tearing in via-in-pad plated over (VIPPO) solder joints by incorporating an adhesive into a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA). In an embodiment, the adhesive is an adhesive containing fluxing agent that prevents tearing by reducing a differential in thermal expansion caused by a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between a plated metal of the VIPPO pads and the PCB substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: INDIUM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lee C. Kresge, Elaina J. Zito, Ning-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 10774245
    Abstract: Adhesive tapes include a plasticized polyvinyl chloride backing, a primer including an ethylene/carbon monoxide-containing terpolymer, and an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Emslander, Ann R. Fornof, Rafael Garcia-Ramirez, Jay M. Krieger, Gregg A. Patnode, Robert B. Rosner, Christopher J. Rother, Jose P. de Souza, Jacob D. Young
  • Patent number: 10774177
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming a three-dimensional object having a biodegradable or bioerodible polymer or copolymer. In some embodiments, the methods include providing a dual cure resin with a photoinitiator, monomers and/or prepolymers that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, at least one cyclic ester, a ring-opening polymerization initiator, and a ring-opening polymerization catalyst. Resins useful for carrying out such methods, and products produced from such methods, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Patent number: 10765640
    Abstract: [Problem] If lidocaine is composed of non-aqueous patch, the adhesive power of the preparation tends to get lower, as the composition amount of lidocaine is higher. It is popular to solve lidocaine in dissolving agent in order to compose lidocaine in patch and release effective amount into skin. However, if the amount of dissolving agent gets higher, the adhesive power gets extremely lower, so that an long-time attachment is difficult. [Solution] A non-aqueous patch comprising lidocaine and/or its reactant, and a dissolving agent which are contained in a base of plaster, the plaster being hold by a support, of which strength of 50% stretched to longitudinal direction is less than 2,000 g/50 mm and of biaxially-oriented stretch cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation, OISHI KOSEIDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mori, Naoyuki Saida
  • Patent number: 10731057
    Abstract: A PVC-based cover strip designed to bond to non-PVC materials as well as PVC materials includes a PVC layer coated with a barrier effective to prevent migration of plasticizers from the PVC layer. The barrier layer, in turn, is coated with a primer and subsequently a pressure-sensitive adhesive. The barrier layer is generally a polar polymer, such as acrylonitrile rubber which resists migration of phthalate plasticizers. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is a pressure-sensitive adhesive suitable for use in roofing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Scanish
  • Patent number: 10731978
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward a method for measuring a seal gap between a closing member and a fixed member. The method includes applying a liquid agent having transferable properties along one or more regions of a stamping member to form one or more base marks. The stamping member is one of the closing member or the fixed member. The method further includes engaging the closing member with the fixed member, disengaging the closing member from the fixed member, and assessing a seal gap between the closing member and the fixed member based on one or more remnant patterns formed on an imprinted member. The imprinted member is the other one of the closing member and the fixed member, and the remnant patterns are formed by the transfer of the liquid agent from the base marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Hossein J Sadri, Steve Juszczyk
  • Patent number: 10697072
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photoelectrode including a catalyst retaining layer, a method of preparing the same, and a photoelectrochemical cell including the photoelectrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byungha Shin, Bonhyeong Koo, Segi Byun
  • Patent number: 10695235
    Abstract: An aesthetically pleasing elastic film with three-dimensional characteristics is provided. In one embodiment, a two-dimensional ink structure is printed onto an elastic film, which is then activated, for example, by heat, which transforms the two-dimensional ink structure into a three-dimensional ink structure on one or more outer surfaces of the film. The location and amount of ink applied can be selectively controlled so that the film has the desired hand feel without sacrificing the elastic properties of the film. Further the printing and activating of the ink can be controlled to increase the tear resistance of the film or to conversely allow the film to tear or rip at desired locations on demand. In another embodiment, the elastic film can be laminated to a facing to form a laminate, where the outer surface of the film that is not in contact with the facing contains the three-dimensional ink structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman P. Thomas, Simon K. Poruthoor, Charles Morell
  • Patent number: 10696075
    Abstract: A film media kit includes a first part and a second part. The first part is a first transparent film element having a first film having front side and back sides, wherein the front side is a high gloss smooth surface and wherein the back side supports an image-receiving layer for receiving a mirror-reflected reversed image printed on top of the image-receiving layer. The second part includes a second transparent film element having a second film having front and back sides, wherein the front side supports an adhesion layer and the back side supports a light diffusion layer. The second part also includes a third film element having a third film/paper having front and back sides, wherein the back side supports an anti-block layer. A method of manufacturing the film media kit and a film media for both front-lit and back-lit viewing are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10689513
    Abstract: A composition for preparing an article including a polyimide or poly(imide-amide) copolymer, the composition including (1) a solution including at least one of (i) a polymer including at least one selected from a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 2; and (ii) a copolymer including at least one selected from a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 3, and (2) a metallic salt soluble in the solution of the polymer and/or the copolymer, wherein the metallic salt is a salt of a metal selected from a Group 1 element, a Group 11 element, a Group 13 element, and a Group 14 element: wherein in Chemical Formulae 1 to 3, A, B, D, and E are the same as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chanjae Ahn, Sungwon Choi, Byunghee Sohn, A Ra Jo, Kyeong-sik Ju, Sang Soo Jee, Hongkyoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10692845
    Abstract: A method for arraying micro-LED chips is disclosed. The method includes preparing a chip carrier formed with a plurality of chip pockets whose internal pressure is reduced through a plurality of suction holes, capturing the micro-LED chips in the corresponding chip pockets such that the micro-LED chips are in close contact with the bottoms of the chip pockets, and placing the micro-LED chips captured in the chip pockets on a base body. Each of the chip pockets includes a slope through which an inlet having a larger width than the bottom is connected to the bottom. The distances between the centers of the adjacent micro-LED chips placed on the base body are the same as those between the centers of the corresponding chip pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Juok Seo, Bogyun Kim, Gunha Kim, Jugyeong Mun
  • Patent number: 10688730
    Abstract: A process for forming a construction composite, the process comprising (i) providing a construction article having an adhesive coating layer of a curable pressure-sensitive adhesive; and (ii) subjecting the curable pressure-sensitive adhesive to UV radiation, where the amount of UV radiation imparted to the upper surface of the adhesive coating layer is from about 75 to about 125 millijoule/cm2, and where at least 60% of the radiation rays contributing to this power have an intensity of at least 200 milliWatts/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Carl Watkins, Charles Harville, Mark Wood, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10683617
    Abstract: A wall covering, a method of producing it and a method of covering a wall. The wall covering comprises a planar substrate, such as a nonwoven base substrate, having a front, and a back facing opposite the front. There is a barrier layer on the back of the substrate and an adhesive layer superimposed on the barrier layer. The adhesive layer comprises a first polymer component, a second polymer component, the first polymer component being a non crosslinked polymer and said second polymer component being a crosslinked polymer exhibiting properties of superabsorbency. The adhesive exhibits when exposed to water, a strength sufficient for binding to a wall substrate and a glide resistance low enough for allowing repositioning of the wall cover by sliding the wallcover on the wall without having to lift it up over a period of time of at least 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
    Inventors: Douglas McKee Benton, Erkki Laiti, Hootan Farhat, Noah Tremblay, Madeline Vara, Xinhua Li, Olivier Schueller
  • Patent number: 10673030
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochemical cell packaging material with excellent electrolyte resistance. An electrochemical cell packaging material includes the following in a laminated structure: a substrate layer that, at a minimum, includes resin film; a protective layer that is arranged as the outermost layer and protects the substrate layer; a thermal adhesion layer that is arranged as the innermost layer and which includes thermal adhesion resin; and a barrier layer that includes metal foil and is arranged between the substrate layer and the thermal adhesion layer. The protective layer is formed of an epoxy resin that has bisphenol A or bisphenol F as an element in the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Akita, Masataka Okushita, Daisuke Watanabe, Kazuhiko Yokota
  • Patent number: 10669455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive strip composed of at least three layers, comprising an inner layer F composed of a non-extensible film carrier, a layer SK1 composed of a self-adhesive composition arranged on one of the surfaces of the film carrier layer F and based on a vinylaromatic block copolymer composition foamed with microballoons, a layer SK2 composed of a self-adhesive composition arranged on the opposite surface of the film carrier layer F from the layer SK1 and based on a vinylaromatic block copolymer composition foamed with microballoons, where the mean diameter of the voids formed by the microballoons in the self-adhesive composition layers SK1 and SK2 is independently 20 to 60 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Anna Blazejewski, Axel Burmeister, Franciska Lohmann, Anika Petersen
  • Patent number: 10662655
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10661538
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a decorative sheet excellent in post-processability and usable for flame-retardant application. A decorative sheet (1) according to one aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of resin layers. At least one layer of the resin layers is formed of a uniaxially stretched resin sheet (3) or a biaxially stretched resin sheet (3) constituted of a thermoplastic resin composition. The thermoplastic resin composition is produced by adding an inorganic pigment vesicle to a polyolefin-based resin. The inorganic pigment vesicle is produced by including an inorganic pigment in a vesicle having a monolayer outer membrane. The uniaxially stretched resin sheet (3) and the biaxially stretched resin sheet (3) have a value of a dichroic ratio R of R?0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Miyamoto, Masamitsu Nagahama, Akira Sato, Masatoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10647054
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object is provided herein, which may be carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and a fill level, the carrier and the fill level having a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from the first component; the polymerizable liquid further comprising a Lewis acid or an oxidizable tin salt in an amount effective to accelerate the formation of the three-dimensional intermediate during the irradiating; and (c) irradiating the build region with light to form a solid polymer scaffold from the first component and also advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Patent number: 10637086
    Abstract: A fuel-cell unit cell comprises an MEGA plate with a resin frame, and two separators. There is formed a gas manifold hole in an outer edge portion of the resin frame. There is provided a gas-flow-path forming portion with a recessed-and-protruded shape on the first surface of the resin frame for forming gas flow paths between the gas manifold hole and the first surface of the MEGA. There is also formed a fusion-bonding portion for surrounding a periphery of the gas manifold hole to cut off gas circulation between the gas manifold hole and the second surface of the MEGA and for bonding the resin frame and the second separator with each other, on the second surface of the resin frame so as to pass across a backside of the gas-flow-path forming portion. The fusion-bonding portion is formed from a first resin, and the gas-flow-path forming portion is formed from a second resin higher in melting point than the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sachio Okada, Takuya Kurihara, Fumishige Shizuku, Ryogo Murayama, Makoto Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10625463
    Abstract: A method is provided for making structured hybrid adhesive articles such as lightning strike protection sheets. In the embodiment for making lightning strike protection sheets, the method comprises the steps of: a) providing an adhesive article comprising: i) a base resin comprising an epoxy resin, ii) a first epoxy curative, and iii) a second epoxy curative; b) reacting the base resin with the first epoxy curative such that the first epoxy curative is substantially reacted with epoxy resin in the article and the second epoxy curative is substantially unreacted in the article; c) embossing the adhesive article with a relief pattern; d) depositing an electrically-conductive layer onto at least a portion of the embossed surface; and e) curing the adhesive article such that the second epoxy curative is substantially reacted with epoxy in the article. In some embodiments, the method additionally comprises a step of embedding a scrim in the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry S. Hebert, Dmitriy Salnikov
  • Patent number: 10551572
    Abstract: A protective assembly method using a transparent layer within the fiber interconnect system aids in optical coupling by preventing an air gap from forming between the fiber cores within a connector. A fiber protection device made of a thin transparent film, which includes an adhesive layer, is applied over the fiber end-faces at the connector interface, the film having characteristics which allows it to conform to the fiber end and minimize coupling loss between fibers. According to one aspect, the film is part of a cartridge that provides structural support for the film to facilitate application of the fiber protection device. The film may be divided by perforate patterns that define one or more fiber protection devices formed by the film. The assembly method can include usage of an applicator base plate upon which the cartridge is mounted. According to another aspect, the film may be part of a single-use disposable pod for application of a single fiber protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ultra Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Kuznia, Man W. Wong
  • Patent number: 10546664
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a stretchable conductor that can be used to form a film having good repeated stretching durability, a garment-type election device that has a wire using the stretchable conductor, and a method for producing the same. Conductive particles, preferably silver particles, a predetermined quantity of a specific barium sulfate, and a flexible resin component are mixed together to obtain a stretchable conductor composition. A sheet made from the stretchable conductor composition thus obtained has a low initial conductivity, and a high conductivity retention rate when repeatedly stretched. By cutting the stretchable conductor composition into a predetermined shape and affixing the composition to fabric or the like that constitutes a garment, it is possible to achieve a garment-type device having electrical wiring with high stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Yonekura, Satoshi Imahashi, Michihiko Irie, Takashi Kondo, Maki Kinami
  • Patent number: 10532586
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a printing template for use during an aqueous inkjet printing process in which ink is transferred onto a metal panel. The printing template includes a printable film having die cut area inside perimeter edge of its first layer, a generally flat metal panel having the same size as to that of the die cut area in the printable film, and a carrier having a recess which is sized and configured to encompass the shaped perimeter of the metal panel. The metal panel is secure within the die cut area and the recess in such a way that it is sandwiched between the printable film and the carrier during the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Carter Noterman
  • Patent number: 10513828
    Abstract: A composition for sizing paper includes alkenylsuccinic anhydride (ASA) as the sizing agent and an emulsifier system of anionic emulsifiers and nonionic components, wherein the anionic emulsifiers are chosen from alkali metal salts of aliphatic carboxylic acids or aliphatic dicarboxylic acids and the nonionic components are chosen from polyethylene glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kemira Chemie Ges.mbH
    Inventors: Leo Schmid, Jürgen Sartori
  • Patent number: 10500302
    Abstract: Methods of improving the moisture vapor transmission rate of a pressure sensitive adhesive layer in a medical article with a miscible composition, as well as medical articles including the improved pressure sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David R. Holm, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 10497288
    Abstract: A label is constructed from a roll-fed label web. The label web includes a base ply that is selectively joined to a top ply by way of a bonding agent in selected locations between the plies. Cuts are provided through the top ply and the base ply where the bonding agent resides between the plies and in separate locations laterally along the plies such that a cut through the top ply does not align with a cut in the base ply. Sequential cuts are then provided at point of application, together through both the top ply and the base ply and the bonding agent. The sequential cuts are located where the bonding agent resides between the plies and in separate locations laterally along the plies such that the sequential cuts do not align with cuts in the top ply or with cuts in the base ply. Portions of the top ply and portions of the base ply are each defined by respective cuts in the top ply and base ply, and remain adhered to an overall structure of the roll-fed label web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: QUALITY ASSURED ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10487249
    Abstract: The adhesive composition according to the invention of the present application contains a block copolymer (a) having a block mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit, a tackifier (b) and an oil (c), in which the block copolymer (a) contains a partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1), the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) has a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a conjugated diene monomer unit, the content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit is 10 mass % or more and 19 mass % or less based on 100 mass % of the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1), and the hydrogenation ratio of double bonds contained in the conjugated diene monomer unit in the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) is 15 mol % or more and less than 80 mol % based on the total (amount) of double bonds before hydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Kosuke Nakatani, Shigeo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10480198
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10457805
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer compound includes styrenic block copolymer and high softening point tackifier. The styrenic block copolymer has a Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature and the thermoplastic elastomer compound has a Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature is greater than the Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The thermoplastic elastomer compound exhibits useful damping properties at or above room temperature while also advantageously possessing improved stability for processing and/or applications at high temperatures and upon exposure to weathering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Jiren Gu