Adhesive Outermost Layer Patents (Class 428/343)
  • Patent number: 10370567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt adhesive for high-speed coating and spiral coating at low temperature. The hot melt adhesive has excellent adhesion to polyethylene and nonwoven fabric, and is suitable for disposable products. The hot melt adhesive comprises: (A) a propylene homopolymer having a melting point of 100° C. or lower which is obtainable by polymerizing propylene using a metallocene catalyst; and (B) an ethylene-based copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Masahiro Moriguchi, Shigekazu Saito
  • Patent number: 10358535
    Abstract: A flexible sheet of aligned carbon nanotubes includes an array of aligned nanotubes in a free standing film form not adhered to the synthesis substrate, with a matrix infiltrated interstitially into the nanotube array with access to the nanotube tips from both the top and bottom. That is, the infiltrant is purposely limited from over-filling or coating one or both exterior top and/or bottom surfaces of the array, blocking access to the tips. A typical matrix is a polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Matthew Collins Weisenberger, John Davis Craddock
  • Patent number: 10350861
    Abstract: Described herein are laminate structures with enhanced sound-damping properties and mechanical properties. The laminates are composed of an interlayer structure disposed between a first glass substrate and a second glass substrate, wherein the interlayer is composed of a polymer layer designed such that sound attenuation or damping by the laminate is optimized. The laminates described herein may be used in vehicles or architectural panels. In one or more embodiments, the laminate may be disposed in an opening of a vehicle body. Where the vehicle body is an automobile, the laminate could be used as a windshield, a side window, sunroof or rear windshield. The body of some embodiments may include railcar body, or an airplane body. In other embodiments, the laminate may be used in architectural panels, which may include a window, an interior wall panel, a modular furniture panel, a backsplash, a cabinet panel, or an appliance panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Edward DeRosa, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, James Robert Matthews, Michael Lesley Sorensen, Arlin Lee Weikel
  • Patent number: 10345934
    Abstract: A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson, Seth Wilson
  • Patent number: 10322548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for splicing a web of packaging material, comprising: guiding the web of packaging material through a splicing device comprising one or more imaging devices, a slitter, and a sealing unit; acquiring a first set of images of one or more areas of the packaging material, storing the acquired first set of images, slitting the web of packaging material in one or more locations to form a tail end and a head end of a web of packaging material, aligning the head end and the tail end and superimpose one on the other in preparation for forming a splice, utilizing the imaging devices and the stored acquired first set of images to fine tune the alignment of the head end and the tail end, sealing the splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Pettersson, Peter Öhman
  • Patent number: 10317617
    Abstract: A display device and a method for preparing the same are disclosed. The display device includes a display panel and a backlight module. The backlight module is located below the display panel and includes a back plate, a first adhesive layer, a light emitting module and a reflector. The first adhesive layer is disposed on the back plate and the first adhesive layer includes a first area and a second area. The first area is adjacent to the second area. The light emitting module includes a light emitting unit and a print circuit board. The light emitting unit and the print circuit board are electrically connected, and the print circuit board is disposed in the first area of the first adhesive layer. A part of the reflector is disposed in the second area of the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Chiao Yang, Chia-Chun Yang, Chin-Cheng Kuo, Jia-Sin Li
  • Patent number: 10316444
    Abstract: The present invention provides an elastic network structure that has excellent cushioning properties and makes less sound when it is compressed and recovers its shape. A network structure including a three-dimensional random loop bonded structure obtained by forming random loops by curling treatment of a continuous linear structure comprising a thermoplastic resin, and by making each loop mutually contact in a molten state to weld the majority of contacted parts, wherein (a) the continuous linear structure is a hollow cross section, (b) the degree of hollowness of the hollow cross section is not less than 10% and not more than 50%, (c) the fiber diameter of the continuous linear structure is not less than 0.10 mm and not more than 0.65 mm, and (d) the number of bonded points per unit weight of the random loop bonded structure is not less than 200/g and less than 500/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakui, Shinichi Kobuchi, Teruyuki Taninaka
  • Patent number: 10301075
    Abstract: A sealing patch for a polymeric bag includes a carrier, a pressure sensitive adhesive on the carrier and a heat-activated material on the pressure sensitive adhesive. A high-strength polymeric bag is formed from woven tapes and is coated with a polymer material. The sealing patch is positioned on the bag for sealing the bag. A method for sealing a high-strength polymeric bag with a sealing patch and a device for sealing a polymeric bag with a sealing patch are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Gurpreet Chhiber, Kevin A. Bruzzesi, Patricia Chidiac Maneri, Joseph E. Lininger, Timothy B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10283683
    Abstract: An LED filament contains: a light transmissive substrate, at least one LED chip, a first electrode pin, a second electrode pin, a light emitting layer, and a phosphor layer. The phosphor layer packages the at least one LED chip, and the first electrode pin and the second electrode pin expose outside the phosphor layer. The light emitting layer is made of electromagnetic wave material of different radiation waves, the at least one LED chip produces excitation light source to excite the phosphor layer to illumine lights, and a part of the excitation light source of the at least one LED chip excites the light emitting layer to illuminate the lights after passing through the substrate. The part of the excitation light source excites phosphors of the light emitting layer to illuminate the lights toward the LED filament or the light emitting layer absorbs visible lights converted from infrared lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BGT Materials Limited
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Chang, Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10281129
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode light bulb contains: a screw base, a transparent housing, at least one filament support, and at least one LED filament. The transparent housing includes an opening, and the screw base includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal. Each filament support includes two metal posts. Each LED filament includes a substrate, a first electrode pin, a second electrode pin, a thermal radiation film, at least one LED chip, a wire, and a fluorescent. The at least one LED chip is electrically connected with the first and second electrode pins, the first electrode pin is electrically connected with a first metal post, and the second electrode pin is electrically connected with a second metal post. The at least one LED filament and the at least one filament support are accommodated in the transparent housing, the screw base is housed into the opening, and the opening is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BGT Materials Limited
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Lai, Kuo-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 10272375
    Abstract: A fluid filter material configured to have a desirable efficiency at a low pressure drop is presently disclosed. The fluid filter material has a relatively open pleatable scrim comprised of a wet-laid or dry-laid material with natural and synthetic fibers. A layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene filaments have a first surface bonded with the pleatable scrim and the fluid filter material is pleatable and self-supporting. The natural fibers in the scrim may comprise cellulosic fibers, cotton, rayon, or other natural fibrous materials. The scrim may also comprise synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAN AND SCIENCE COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung-Ju Choi
  • Patent number: 10247980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film capable of enhancing color purity and correcting brightness for a liquid crystal display device, and a liquid crystal display device comprising the same, and can provide a liquid crystal display device having enhanced color gamut and color purity by introducing, to the inside of an adhesive layer or a coating layer of the liquid crystal display device, a combination of an absorption dye for absorbing a specific wavelength band and a fluorescent dye absorbing a specific wavelength band and emitting light, thereby blocking unnecessary wavelengths except for RGB wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SKC HI-TECH & MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Youl Cho, Kyoo Choong Cho, Hyun Cheol Nam
  • Patent number: 10242923
    Abstract: Provided herein are mixed resin systems and the use thereof for wafer-level underfill (WAUF) for three-dimensional TSV packages. In one aspect, there are provided compositions comprising (1) an epoxy resin, (2) a maleimide, nadimide or itaconamide, (3) an acrylate and (4) a filler. In certain aspects, the epoxy resin is a siloxane-modified resin. In certain aspects, the invention relates to underfill films prepared from invention compositions. In certain aspects, the invention relates to articles comprising the underfill films described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH, HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jie Bai, Qiaohong Huang, Hong Jiang, Youko Murata, Yusuke Horiguchi, YounSang Kim, Tadashi Takano
  • Patent number: 10219570
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is disclosed for mounting on a surface, the lighting apparatus includes a light emitting element plus a planar body having a first side and an opposing second side, the planar body is at least partially transparent, wherein the light emitting element is disposed within the planar body with the light emitting element being positioned between the first and second sides, wherein the light emitting element is visible from the second side. Also included in the lighting apparatus is an adhesive disposed on the first side, with the adhesive being affixed to the surface, the lighting apparatus is operational to enable the surface to have visibility from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas H. Scott
  • Patent number: 10217384
    Abstract: Linerless labels are presented. A label includes a specific pattern or set of patterns of adhesive applied to one side of the label. The adhesive pattern(s) reduces contact between a cutter blade of a printer and the adhesive on the one side of the label. Moreover, the adhesive patterns reduce buildup of adhesive on the cutter blade and reduce buildup at specific locations on the cutter blade. That is, the adhesive patterns more evenly distribute adhesive buildup across the cutter blade. Consequently, the cutter blade can be used for a longer period of time before the cutter blade needs to be cleaned of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Joseph D Roth, Jody Brookshire
  • Patent number: 10196174
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member for a container providing a foamed polymer layer positioned within the sealing member for effective heat sealing to the container together with a lower laminate below a tab capable of tearing to provide a tamper evident structure below the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Patent number: 10189043
    Abstract: A masking device for covering a masking area. The masking device includes a first member, a second member, and a third member. The masking device further includes a base defining a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface defines a continuous masking surface. The masking device further includes a pull tab extending away from the top surface of the base. The bottom surface includes an adhesive. The bottom surface is configured for removable attachment to the masking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Engineered Products and Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Lopez, Jr., Chad M. Cushman, Kissak Sarajian
  • Patent number: 10181271
    Abstract: A foldunder label includes a first label sheet with a top side and an opposing underside and a first label line of weakness defining a central region of the first label sheet; and a second label sheet comprising an upper side and an opposing lower side and a second label line of weakness defining a central portion of the second label sheet; and a carrier material with a first section and a second section separated by a line of demarcation, a first section line of weakness underlying the first label, and a second section line of weakness underlying the second label, wherein the underside of the first label sheet is removably adhered to the first section and the lower side of the second label sheet is removably adhered to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10177034
    Abstract: A wafer processing method including a protective plate attaching step of attaching a protective plate to the front side of a wafer, a support member providing step of providing a support member on the back side of the wafer, a protective plate cutting step of cutting the protective plate along an area corresponding to each division line formed on the front side of the wafer, thereby exposing each division line, and a plasma etching step of performing plasma etching through the protective plate to each division line of the wafer, thereby etching each division line to divide the wafer into individual device chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10174197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spandex fiber and a method for manufacturing the same that is capable of providing excellent adhesive characteristics, by means of a hot melt adhesive, between the spandex fiber and a polypropylene nonwoven fabric or a polyethylene film, during a diaper-manufacturing process. The method for manufacturing a spandex fiber comprises the steps of: preparing a polyurethane urea solution as a spinning solution; and dry-spinning the spinning solution to obtain the spandex fiber, where the polyurethane urea solution contains, with respect to the weight of the solid content, about 0.1 to 30 wt. % of an ethylene vinyl acetate monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, a C9 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, a C5 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, or a C5/C9 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or copolymer, or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Gee Chung, Yeon Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 10157554
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes a polymeric first film layer that is nonoriented and has a significant inherent shrinkage when heated above ambient temperature. The label is useful in various labeling applications and especially adhesive labeling of reusable and recyclable containers which require removal of the label during a washing process in a warm or hot washing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10155359
    Abstract: A flexible sheet of aligned carbon nanotubes includes an array of aligned nanotubes held in a polymer matrix material. The carbon nanotubes have an average length of between about 50 microns and about 500 microns. The polymer matrix has an average thickness of between about 10 microns and about 500 microns. The flexible sheet has a density of about 0.2 to about 1.0 g/cc and includes between about 98 to about 60 weight percent aligned carbon nanotubes and between about 2 and about 40 weight percent polymer. A tape of aligned carbon nanotubes, a method for producing a tape of aligned carbon nanotubes, a method of producing the flexible aligned carbon nanotube sheet material and a method of increasing unidirectional heat conduction from a work piece are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventor: Matthew C. Weisenberger
  • Patent number: 10144846
    Abstract: The instant invention provides cross-linkable coating compositions, process for producing the same, and substrates coated therewith. The cross-linkable coating composition comprises: (a) polyaldehyde, or acetal or hemiacetal thereof; (b) an acid catalyst having pKa of less than 6; (c) a liquid media; (d) an acrylic polycarbamate comprising at least an average of 2.0 carbamate functional groups, wherein said polycarbamate has a glass transition (Tg) of less than 25° C.; and (e) one or more fillers having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9 and/or one or more pigments having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9, and/or one or more additives having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9, wherein said composition has a curing temperature in the range of less than 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Popa, Ben W. Schaefer, John N. Argyropoulos, Kenneth E. Wohltmann, Sandra Hofmann, Daniel Haile, Yanxiang Li, Paul Foley
  • Patent number: 10130556
    Abstract: A skin stretching tape includes a first sheet member formed of a non-stretchable material, and having a first backside surface with an adhesive compound applied thereto; and a second sheet member formed of a stretchable material in a band shape, and having a second backside surface with an adhesive compound applied thereto. The first sheet member is attached to the second backside surface at one end portion of the second sheet member. The second sheet member has a length in a longitudinal direction thereof greater than twice of that of the first sheet member. The first sheet member may have a circular shape. Further, the second sheet member may have the length in the longitudinal direction thereof three times to five times of that of the first sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto Fujita
  • Patent number: 10126169
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a microscope objective focused on a microscope field of view; a light source including a laser generating an astigmatic beam and optics configured to couple the astigmatic beam into the microscope objective to produce high aspect ratio illumination at the microscope field of view; and a data acquisition system configured to generate data pertaining to light emanating from the microscope field of view responsive to the high aspect ratio illumination. The apparatus may be a Raman spectroscopy system. The laser may be an edge emitting laser. The optics of the light source may include an aspherical lens arranged to compensate the astigmatism of the astigmatic beam. The optics of the light source may include a diffraction grating arranged respective to the laser to provide feedback reducing a spectral full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the astigmatic beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bradley B. Ross, Andrew P. Bartko
  • Patent number: 10125208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing vinyl chloride graft copolymers by emulsion polymerization and to a method for preparing blends of such graft copolymers. The invention also relates to transparent molded articles prepared by using the graft copolymers according to the invention and their blends, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VESTOLIT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Davide Brizzolara, Ingo Fischer, Jan-Stephan Gehrke, Dieter Polte, Axel Stieneker, Harald Sturm
  • Patent number: 10098419
    Abstract: Unique designs, devices, systems, materials and fabrication methods are provided including adhesive closure devices that are easily released and are suitable for extended/repeated use in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Michael D. Bartlett, Duncan J. Irschick, Daniel R. King
  • Patent number: 10103055
    Abstract: An expansion sheet is adapted to be held and expanded by an expanding apparatus when a platelike workpiece is attached to the expansion sheet. The expansion sheet has a peripheral area around the workpiece where the expansion sheet is adapted to be held by first, second, third, and fourth holding units that are moveable away from each other. The expansion sheet includes a base sheet and an adhesive layer formed on the base sheet, the adhesive layer having adhesion adapted to be reduced by applying ultraviolet light. The adhesion of the adhesive layer in the peripheral area of the expansion sheet is lower than that in the other area of the expansion sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Fujisawa, Ryoji Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10098790
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to adhesive articles and particularly to adhesive articles comprising a reversible adhesive layer and a non-reversible adhesive layer. The adhesive article may further comprise a backing material. The adhesive article may further comprise a dressing material. Such adhesive articles may be particularly suitable for treatment of damaged sensitive tissue, for example wounds formed on a fragile skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Cesar Blanco, Jonathan Gregory Lasch
  • Patent number: 10093753
    Abstract: Acrylic syrup polymer composition are provided by partially polymerizing a (meth)acrylic monomer mixture in the presence of a thiol chain transfer agent to produce a first syrup polymer composition comprising a low molecular weight solute (meth)acrylic copolymer and solvent monomers, quenching the chain transfer agent, further polymerizing the first syrup polymer composition to produce a second syrup polymer composition comprising the low molecular weight solute acrylic copolymer, a high molecular weight solute acrylic copolymer and optionally unreacted solvent monomers, optionally adding a crosslinker and photoinitiator; and further photopolymerizing the syrup polymer composition to produce a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stefan H. Gryska, Hae-Seung Lee, Sung-Won Ha, Jenny B. Werness, Erick I. Soto Cantu, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Patent number: 10058161
    Abstract: A double eyelid formation tape is formed by applying an adhesive, which is used for attaching a tape-shaped member to an eyelid, to the tape-shaped member, which has a long length and which has elastic contractility when the tape-shaped member is stretched to a predetermined length in a longitudinal direction, and that is used for forming a double eyelid by utilizing the elastic contractility of the tape-shaped member. The tape-shaped member is formed of a multilayer body that includes a first base material layer made of a polyethylene and a second base material layer made of polyurethane. When the tape-shaped member is stretched to the predetermined length, the first base material layer is caused to transition to the plastic zone and is configured to have elastic contractility even in the plastic zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: artsbrains.co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoko Iwagaki, Masayuki Kamagata, Jirou Taniyama
  • Patent number: 10046594
    Abstract: The decorative decal assembly (20) is configured to be secured within a recessed surface (26) of a weight plate (18) and includes an adhesive layer (36), a printable surface (44) of an adjacent ink protective printing layer (42), and one or more print decals (48) secured to the printable surface (44) and between an upper support surface (40) of the adhesive layer (36) and the ink protective layer (42). The recessed surface (26) defines a display area (56) surrounded on all sides by an expansion zone (58) extending between the display area (56) and the shoulders (30, 32) of the weight plate (18) that define the recessed surface (26) to permit limited expansion of perimeter edges (62A, 62B) of the decal assembly (20) into the expansion zone (58) without contacting the shoulders (30, 32) whenever the weight plate (18) experiences a bounce shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Keith George Ferry, Jason Michael Busch
  • Patent number: 10030104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multicomponent composition that is substantially isocyanate-free and comprises a polycarbamate as a first component having a filler, pigment, extender or matting agent and a second component containing an acidic catalyst an alkanol having one OH group, a polyaldehyde and an acetal or hemiacetal of the polyaldehyde. The compositions are shelf stable and useful as two components and avoid problems caused by combining the catalyst with any filler, pigment, extender or matting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John N. Argyropoulos, Jeff R. Anderson, Nahrain E. Kamber, Rebecca S. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10011142
    Abstract: An erasable writable material for large format applications is disclosed, and includes a cast polyvinylchloride film with a mount surface opposite an etched receiver surface. Also incorporated is a transparent polyester film that has a marking side with a hardness exceeding approximately shore D 79 and an opposite seal side, hermetically laminated to the receiver surface. The marking side includes a clear superstrate that has a hardness exceeding approximately shore D 90, which is applied to the marking side of the polyester film to lower surface energy below about 24 millinewtons per meter. The receiver surface is treated to have a surface energy exceeding about 45 millinewtons per meter, to enable improved adherence of printed and preformed graphic elements, which are encapsulated when laminated between the PET film and receiver surface. The superstrate includes a perfluoropolyether, a polyurethane, an acrylated polyurethane, and/or an acrylate resin to harden the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Kelly J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9976687
    Abstract: A breathable, multi-layer exhaust insulation system is provided. The system includes a multi-layer sleeve, wherein the first layer, which is positioned adjacent the exhaust system pipes, is a braided sleeve which may be constructed from high-temperature resistant materials such as e-glass, s-glass, silica or ceramic. Additional braided layers of material may be included, as well. An outside cover of material is preferably a circular knitted fabric that contains glass fibers and resin-based fibers. The knitted fabric forms a tube on the outside of the insulating layers, and may be formed from a core spun yarn, which includes a glass filament core and a high-melt fiber on the wrap. Optionally, the system may also include a perforated or unperforated metal foil layer and/or a tape wrap, and the various components may be configured as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAPREX, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Jacque Goulet
  • Patent number: 9955602
    Abstract: An electro-optical display device with a transparent cover and a display, a transparent bonding material being present between the electro-optical display and the transparent cover, the transparent cover being part of a tray, the sides of the tray being designed as a frame, the lateral surfaces of the electro-optical display being surrounded by the frame in a form-fitting manner and the electro-optical display being connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Wildner, Kai Hohmann, Hans Wedel, Peter Bolte
  • Patent number: 9943147
    Abstract: This invention relates to a type of sunshade that has the distinctive feature of allowing sunlight and heat to pass, but prevents the passage of ultraviolet rays. The device, of conventional configuration, has a film consisting of three layers. Each layer consists of copolymers. Additives are added to these layers to absorb and stabilize ultraviolet rays. The invention allows the user, at the beach for example, to sunbathe and feel its warmth, while being protected from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SERNIS-FORMAÇÃO E SOLUÇÕES TECNOLÓGICAS, LDA
    Inventor: Fernando João Gonçalves Afonso
  • Patent number: 9934997
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet is provided that is capable of inhibiting scraping up of an adhesive in the dicing step, does not cause chip detachment during dicing processing, facilitates picking up, and does not readily develop adhesive transfer. According to the present invention, an adhesive sheet is provided that comprises a substrate film and an adhesive layer laminated on the film, wherein the adhesive layer contains 100 parts by mass of a (meth)acrylate copolymer, from 5 to 250 parts by mass of a photopolymerizable compound, from 20 to 160 parts by mass of a softener, from 0.1 to 30 parts by mass of a curing agent, and from 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator, and the photopolymerizable compound has a weight average molecular weight from 40,000 to 220,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoya Tsukui, Gosuke Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9920175
    Abstract: The invention relates to prepregs and to a method for producing storage-stable polyurethane prepregs (pre-impregnated fibers) using polyols with a high content of secondary hydroxyl end groups, to composite fiber components (composite components) which are produced from the prepregs and which can be obtained by impregnating fiber-shaped materials such as woven fabrics and fleece, and to a method for producing said composite fiber components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Florian Hupka, Marcel Schornstein, Hartmut Nefzger
  • Patent number: 9902886
    Abstract: A polyester-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which can be produced even from plant-derived raw materials with no need of using a costly silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive or the like and which is usable for producing a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet excellent in wettability to an adherend, light peelability (removability), anti-staining property (little adhesive residues), and workability, and to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet using the composition. A polyester-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising a polyester obtained by condensation polymerization of at least a carboxylic acid component and a diol component, and a crosslinking agent, wherein the carboxylic acid component contains a dicarboxylic acid having a side chain in an amount of 50 to 90% by weight and a tricarboxylic acid having a side chain in an amount of 10 to 50% by weight, and wherein the polyester has a weight average molecular weight of 5000 to 150000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satomi Yoshie, Shigeki Ishiguro, Hiroki Senda
  • Patent number: 9891350
    Abstract: A light-blocking article is designed to be lightweight but effective to block most incident actinic radiation and can be designed into fabrics, curtains, and other materials. Such an article has an opacifying layer that is capable of blocking predetermined electromagnetic radiation. The article contains (a) porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric binder and pores within the continuous polymeric binder, the porous particles having a glass transition temperature of at least 25° C. and a mode particle size of at least 2 ?m and up to and including 50 ?m. The article also contains an opacifying colorant that absorbs the predetermined electromagnetic radiation (such as within 400 nm to 700 nm), in an amount of at least 0.001 weight % based on the total dry weight of the opacifying layer, and a matrix polymer in which the porous particles and opacifying colorant are dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin D. Lofftus, Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 9868881
    Abstract: A swelling tape for filling a gap and a method of filling a gap are provided. The swelling tape can be applied within the gap having a fluid to realize a 3D shape thereby filling the gap, and be used to fix a subject forming the gap as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Ra Kim, Suk Ky Chang, Byung Kyu Jung, Yoon Tae Hwang, Cha Hun Ku, Sung Jong Kim, Se Woo Yang, Hyo Sook Joo, Min Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9862173
    Abstract: A method for fabricating window member may include preparing a transparent polymer film, disposing a light curable adhesive layer on a surface of the transparent polymer film, disposing a transparent substrate on the light curable adhesive layer, the transparent substrate including a transmitting region and a non-transmitting region, and curing the light curable adhesive layer by light irradiation. The light curable adhesive layer may include a transparent adhesive. A storage modulus of the transparent adhesive may be greater than or equal to about 103 Pa to less than about 106 Pa at room temperature before curing, and greater than or equal to about 106 Pa at room temperature after curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon-Deuk Hwang, Jong-Whan Cho, Jong-Deok Park
  • Patent number: 9828531
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive composition comprising a continuous aqueous medium and further comprising (i) particles of a polymer dispersed in said aqueous medium; and (ii) particles comprising fatty amide and one or more fatty acid, wherein 50 mole % or more of said fatty acid is in the carboxylate form, and wherein the weight ratio of said fatty amide to said fatty acid is from 0.12:1 to 2.3:1, wherein said particles comprising fatty amide and one or more fatty acid are dispersed in said aqueous medium. Also provided is a method of bonding substrates using such an adhesive composition and a bonded structure made by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mai Chen, Jeffrey A. Mytnik, Timothy J. Young, Mechelle Ann Churchfield
  • Patent number: 9828532
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions, crosslinked compositions, articles containing these compositions, and methods of making the articles are provided. The crosslinkable compositions, which include two (meth)acrylate copolymers plus a tackifier, are used to form the crosslinked compositions upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The crosslinked compositions can function as pressure-sensitive adhesives. The crosslinkable compositions are well suited for use with hot melt processing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATION PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Anish Kurian, Jason D. Clapper, Ross E. Behling, Megan P. Lehmann, David J. Yarusso, Babu N. Gaddam, Mark F. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9816264
    Abstract: A water vapour-permeable building sheet material, that may be adhered in overlapping relationship against a building structure, includes a water vapour permeable membrane having first and second opposing surfaces, wherein the surface energy of the second opposing surface is less than 35 mN/m; an adhesive layer that is vapour permeable, applied to the first face of the membrane; and an adhesive region applied to the second opposing surface. Two segments of the sheet material may be placed in overlapping relationship so that adhesive in the adhesive layer applied to the first face of the membrane of one of two segments adheres to the adhesive region applied to the second opposing face of the other of the two segments to form a substantially air impermeable boundary between the two segments, when overlapping, preventing lateral migration of air between the two segments. A building envelope may be so formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventor: Marcus Jablonka
  • Patent number: 9809730
    Abstract: An adhesive label comprises: a face layer, and an adhesive layer, wherein the face layer comprises semi-crystalline polymeric film, the adhesive layer consists of one or more adhesive sub-layers, a lowermost adhesive sub-layer of said adhesive sub-layers comprises transparent polymeric adhesive, the thickness of the face layer is in the range of 10 ?m to 50 ?m, the thickness of the adhesive layer is in the range of 8 ?m to 25 ?m, the thickness of the adhesive layer is smaller than 95% of the thickness of the face layer, an uppermost sub-layer of said adhesive sub-layers is in contact with the face layer, and the refractive index of the uppermost adhesive sub-layer is in the range of 80% to 98.5% of the refractive index of the semi-crystalline polymeric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Kirit Naik, Patrick Goss, Tom Saxberg, Noel Mitchell, Ismo Pietari
  • Patent number: 9809674
    Abstract: Aromatic polyester polyols with high functionality, moderate viscosity, and high aromatic content suitable as the sole polyol in the production of polyurethane foams without the use of any polyether polyols are disclosed. This unique combination of properties makes them suit for use as the sole polyol in the production of polyurethane foams. With reduction of flame retardants, these foams based on sole aromatic polyol can have E-84 class one fire properties. The aromatic polyester polyols of this invention are characterized as having a functionality of greater than 2.8 while having a moderate viscosity ranging from 4,000-10,000 cps @ 25 C. A typical high functional polyester polyol of the present invention has a hydroxyl number in the range of 320-400, viscosity of 4,000-10,000 cps @ 25 C, functionality of greater than 2.8 and percent phenyl content greater than 14.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: David J. Shieh
  • Patent number: 9801450
    Abstract: A non-invasive face-lifting accessory includes an ear piece adapted to be positioned about an ear of the user, and a plurality of flexible fasteners detachably connected to the ear piece. Advantageously, the flexible fasteners are arranged in a non-overlapping configuration relative to the ear piece and adapted to be held in place on certain areas of the user facial skin for non-surgically lifting and pulling a user facial skin taut, thereby creating a more youthful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Siggy Reeg
  • Patent number: 9803112
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive film and a method of manufacturing an organic electronic device using the same. The pressure-sensitive adhesive film that may effectively block moisture or oxygen penetrated into an organic electronic device from an external environment, and exhibit reliability under harsh conditions such as high temperature and high humidity and excellent optical characteristics is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Jee Yoo, Suk Ky Chang, Yoon Gyung Cho, Kyung Yul Bae