Adhesive Outermost Layer Patents (Class 428/343)
  • Publication number: 20140127447
    Abstract: The present invention is a plastic decorative puffy streamer that includes an elongated base streamer that is made of puffy plastic material, the elongated base streamer has a general zigzag shape and a plurality of straight pin attachment pins, nails or tape that releasably attach the decorative puffy streamer to an outdoor object to provide a decorative appearance to the outdoor object and the outdoor object surroundings. The plastic decorative puffy streamer can also releasably attach the decorative puffy streamer to an outdoor object to provide a decorative appearance to the outdoor object and the outdoor object surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Fonda Hillman
  • Patent number: 8715825
    Abstract: A two-piece tabbed seal and liner as well as a method of manufacture is provided for sealing containers such as bottles, jars and the like. The two-piece tabbed seal is formed with a lower sheet-like structure having a non-foam, heat-distributing layer thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Publication number: 20140120344
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive film suitable for an application involving cutting with a short-wavelength laser having a center wavelength of 1.0 ?m to 1.1 ?m. A pressure-sensitive adhesive film 1 according to the present invention comprises a resin film 10 as a substrate, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer 20 provided at least on a first face of resin film 10. Substrate 10 has a laser beam absorbance of 20% or higher in a wavelength range of 1000 nm to 1100 nm, and comprises a laser beam-absorbing layer 42 formed from a resin composition that comprises a carbon black 402 as a laser beam-absorbing agent that increases the laser beam absorbance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsushi Yamamoto, Keiji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8709596
    Abstract: Adhesive tape comprising at least one layer of an acrylate-based pressure-sensitive adhesive and a liner having a catalyzed addition crosslinking silicone coating, the silicone coating being in direct contact with the pressure-sensitive adhesive and the pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising additives that are effective as catalyst poisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Stephan Jauer, Marten Papenbroock
  • Publication number: 20140113132
    Abstract: A bio-based polyester thin film substrate for thermal transfer printing ribbon. The bio-based polyester thermal transfer ribbon substrate film has a radiocarbon content of at least 12 pMC. The film exhibits excellent uniformity, handling, and processability, substantially equivalent to petroleum-based counterparts, while being derived wholly or partly from non-petroleum sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Stefanos L. SAKELLARIDES, Milan William MOSCARITOLO
  • Publication number: 20140113108
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gripping sheet for placement on a veterinarian pet examination table. The sheet comprises a gripping top surface for preventing a pet from slipping and sliding when being treated thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20140113131
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive film suitable for an application involving cutting with a short-wavelength laser having a center wavelength of 1.0 ?m to 1.1 ?m. A pressure-sensitive adhesive film 1 according to the present invention comprises a resin film 10 as a substrate, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer 20 provided at least on a first face of resin film 10. Substrate 10 has a laser beam absorbance of 20% or higher in a wavelength range of 1000 nm to 1100 nm, and comprises a laser beam-absorbing layer 42 comprising a laser beam-absorbing agent 402 that increases the laser beam absorbance. As laser beam-absorbing agent 402, at least one species selected from a metal powder and a metallic compound powder can be preferably used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsushi Yamamoto, Keiji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8703032
    Abstract: The effectiveness of biomimetic dry adhesives at different ambient pressures is investigated. Biomimetic dry adhesives have great potential for space applications but there have been few studies on how these adhesives perform in low-pressure environments. Various geometrical configurations for cap and fiber structures of dry adhesive materials are disclosed. Various methods for manufacturing dry adhesive materials including a silicone rubber negative mold are disclosed. Various methods of manufacturing directly molded anisotropic dry adhesive structures with anisotropic peel strengths are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Carlo Menon, Daniel Elliot Sameoto
  • Patent number: 8703297
    Abstract: The present invention aims at providing an antistatic optical film having excellent antistatic effect and high light transmittance, wherein an antistatic layer laminated on at least one side of the optical film. An antistatic optical film having an antistatic layer laminated on at least one side of the optical film, wherein rubbing treatment is performed on a surface of the optical film on which the antistatic layer is laminated, and a conductive polymer in the antistatic layer is aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inoue, Masayuki Satake, Toshitsugu Hosokawa, Akiko Ogasawara, Akira Ootani
  • Patent number: 8697235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a barrier laminate excellent in adhesiveness. The barrier laminate comprises a first organic layer, an inorganic layer, a second organic layer adjacent to the inorganic layer, and an adhesive layer adjacent to the second organic layer in that order, wherein the second organic layer is obtained by curing a polymerizable composition comprising a (meth)acrylate compound comprising a hydroxyl group at a terminal of the compound; and the adhesive layer comprises an epoxy series adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Aiba
  • Patent number: 8691382
    Abstract: A fastener and a method of making and using the fastener is provided in which the fastener includes a base having a top portion and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes an adhesive layer portion. An elongated pliable core member is coupled to the base, with the core member having first and second ends, with at least the first end extending beyond an edge of the base. In another embodiment the base is configured to define a plurality of notches, with each notch configured to define an apex proximate the center of the base and extending with the edges toward an edge of the base and with two notches on each side of elongated pliable core member. The plurality of notches defines two sections of the base, with one section configured independently of the other section and with one section on each side of the elongated pliable core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Oscar L. Buselli
  • Patent number: 8691381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tape including a substrate having an adhesive layer applied thereto and an edge coating. The substrate and the adhesive together provide at least one masking edge where the edge coating is applied. The edge coating includes a lipophilic agent, a flocculating agent, or combinations thereof. The edge coating provides the tape with enhanced masking ability by preventing paints, varnishes, paint strippers, and other coating compositions from infiltrating the tape substrate or the interface between the tape and an adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: John K. Tynan, Jr., Mark A. Lewandowski, Deborah Anne Chrzanowski, Paul E. Rhude
  • Patent number: 8685527
    Abstract: A member a support for a device includes a mass of rubber delimited by two substantially parallel opposite surfaces forming respectively a supporting surface and a surface for connection with a tire. The mass includes an opening arranged in the connecting surface delimiting a recess arranged in the mass, and the opening does not lead to outside of the connecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Cubizolle, Claudio Battocchio
  • Patent number: 8685535
    Abstract: A surface protective film that exhibits superior adhesiveness to an adherend and exhibits only small differences in peel strength according to the surface state of an adherend is provided. The surface protective film 10 is provided with an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) layer 2 on one side of a support 1, and satisfies the following conditions: a thickness reduction ratio (indentation strain E1) when a compressive stress of 0.195 MPa is applied for 10 minutes to a laminate 20 obtained by laminating 24 of the protective films 10 is 7.0% or more, and a ratio (E1/E2) of E1 to a thickness reduction ratio (permanent strain) E2 that remains 10 minutes after the stress is released is 30 or less; and a peel strength S1 on a plain TAC polarizing plate is two times or less a peel strength S2 on a TAG polarizing plate that has been subjected to AG treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kenjiro Niimi, Masato Yamagata, Hiromoto Haruta, Yuka Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8685523
    Abstract: There are provided an optical surface protection film capable of permitting even a visual inspection of a coated body having a fine roughness, such as a prism sheet, to be performed under the condition that the protection film is attached to the coated body and excelling in adhesion reliability without an optical adverse effect on the coated body, and an optical film with the surface protection film. The optical surface protection film (1) has a base material layer (10) and an adhesive layer (12) stacked on one surface of the base material layer. The surface of the base material layer (10) on the side of the adhesive layer (12) has an arithmetic surface average roughness (Ra2) of 0.65 ?m or less. The other surface of the base material layer (10) has an arithmetic surface average roughness (Ra1) of 0.6 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Yutou, Shinichi Takada, Mitsushi Yamamoto, Kazuhito Okumura
  • Publication number: 20140087232
    Abstract: A battery label having a black appearance and exhibiting flame retardancy properties is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Yihua WANG, Jun ZHANG, XinHui ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140079900
    Abstract: According to the various features, characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides attachable grip enhancers for general use, as well as in playing the game of various sports, that could be attached to an individual, and uses and methods thereof. The present invention and its embodiments can, among other things, enhance the overall performance in arm tasks conducted by the wrist, forearm and/or bicep areas, as well as hand tasks by, among other things, creating a high coefficient of friction on said areas. Embodiments can additionally benefit users to, among other things, protect an injury, and/or protect from injury, by offering embodiments with a medicated additive and/or shock-absorbing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: John Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8673443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet having a light-reflective property and/or a light-shielding property, which includes a base material and at least one pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on at least one surface of the base material. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed by an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing an acrylic polymer (a) and a low-molecular weight polymer component (b) which contains, as a principal monomer component, an ethylenic unsaturated monomer having a glass transition temperature of from 60 to 190° C. when it is formed into a homopolymer and having a cyclic structure within the molecule thereof, and which has a weight-average molecular weight equal to or higher than 3,000 but lower than 20,000. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a gel fraction of from 51 to 75 wt % and a temperature, at a maximum of loss tangent (tan ?), of from ?14 to 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Yokoyama, Yoshikazu Soeda, Yutaka Tosaki, Koichi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20140069587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adhesive compositions, facestocks and/or packaging labels containing same, where such compositions, facestocks and/or labels are designed to facilitate the recyclability of a plastic article formed from any suitable polymer or mixture of polymers (e.g., a polyethylene terephthalate (PET), recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyesters, recycled polyesters, polylacticacid (PLA), biopolymers, cellulose or other types of polymers or plastics). In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for removing an adhesive composition, facestock and/or packaging label containing same, from a plastic article that is to be recycled and/or subjected to multi-generational recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell J. RACKOVAN, James P. AKELEY, Christopher J. BLACKWELL
  • Publication number: 20140060432
    Abstract: A printing device includes a print head configured to execute printing on one surface of a long-size medium to be printed, on the other surface of which a plurality of oblique lines of the same angle of obliquity are formed at regular intervals, a conveying section configured to convey the medium to be printed, a sensor configured to detect the oblique lines, and a control section configured to control the print head to execute printing while changing a position of printing on the medium to be printed in accordance with an interval between the oblique lines in a conveying direction of the medium to be printed detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka ONODERA
  • Patent number: 8663797
    Abstract: A high-strength adhesive polymer gel comprising a polymer and polyhydric alcohol, wherein the polymer comprises a monopolymer of an acrylic monomer having an alkoxyalkyl group, or a copolymer of the acrylic monomer having an alkoxyalkyl group and another acrylic monomer which can be copolymerized with the acrylic monomer having an alkoxyalkyl group, and wherein the acrylic monomer having an alkoxyalkyl group makes up 50% by weight or more of a total amount of a polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Tanaka, Shuichi Sasahara
  • Patent number: 8663798
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film of the present invention comprises: an optical film comprising a transparent base film and an optical compensation liquid crystal layer provided on one side of the transparent base film; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on the optical compensation liquid crystal layer; and an undercoat layer that is interposed between the optical compensation liquid crystal layer and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and contains a polymer and an antioxidant. The pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film can suppress window frame unevenness when a backlight is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kayo Oohira, Yuusuke Toyama, Masayuki Satake, Minoru Miyatake
  • Publication number: 20140057081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing and/or applying a substantially planar material combination which is formed from at least two surface regions and has a predefined combined width, combined height, and/or combined length. Said device comprises a conveying unit that defines a direction of travel and has a conveying surface. The device also comprises an application unit including an application nozzle which has a slit-shaped outlet extending substantially transverse to the direction of application and which allows the first surface region made of a first extrudate and the second surface region made of a second extrudate to be extruded onto the conveying surface. The application nozzle (8) comprises at least one conveying unit (22; 22?) for conveying an extrudate onto the conveying surface. The conveying unit allows the conveyed volume, the conveyed mass, the conveying speed, and/or the conveying time of at least one of the extrudates to be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: RWR Patentverwaltung GbR
    Inventor: Josef Rothen
  • Patent number: 8658267
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a high-frequency dielectric attachment capable of suppressing a decrease in Q value of a high frequency circuit and achieving a great adjusting effect. The high-frequency dielectric attachment is a laminate of an insulating sheet layer, adhesive layer, and a dielectric sheet layer. The insulating sheet layer forms an outermost layer of the laminate, and the adhesive layer and dielectric sheet layer are arranged in sequence below the insulating sheet layer. The width of the dielectric sheet layer is smaller than each of the width of the insulating sheet layer and the width of the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer projects beyond the dielectric sheet layer in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Onaka, Takashi Ishihara, Masanori Kasai
  • Patent number: 8658266
    Abstract: An adhesive fabric paper for printing is used to color printers for personal computers, printing machines for indoor and outdoor advertising, wide format printers, plotters to print colored images. The manufacturing method includes: heating and cooling a woven fabric; preparing a first “S” coating liquid, a second “S” coating liquid and an “R” coating liquid as coating liquids to be coated on the front face of the fabric and maturing them for three days; coating twice the rear face of the fabric; coating once the rear face of the fabric; carrying out first and second “S” coating works on the front face of the fabric with the first “S” coating liquid and the second “S” coating liquid; coating twice the front face of the fabric with the “R” coating liquid; and laminating a backer coated with an adhesive to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8659741
    Abstract: A sealing member is provided to prevent immersion liquid ingress to a gap between components. The sealing member has a plastic or polymer sealing portion that is adhered to the components forming the gap being sealed. The sealing member is constructed so as to reduce the force-coupling, in particular the time-related force-coupling, between the components being sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Frederik De Graaf, Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Paulus Martinus Maria Liebregts, Gerardus Martinus Antonius De Rooij, Martijn Houben, Nina Vladimirovna Dziomkina, Johanna Antoinette Maria Sondag-Huethorst, Niek Elout De Kruijf, Vijay Kumar Badam
  • Patent number: 8652631
    Abstract: Polymer foams, including acrylic foams, comprising low amounts of high-surface-area silica are described. Methods of preparing such foams and articles comprising such foams are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Panu K. Zoller
  • Publication number: 20140044953
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for use on an optical film, the method includes a filtration step including filtering a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid under a differential pressure of more than 0 kPa and not more than 150 kPa using a depth type filter having a filtration accuracy of 1 to 20 ?m. The pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid contains an aqueous dispersion-type pressure-sensitive adhesive; and an application and drying step including applying the filtered pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid and then drying the coating liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Tomoguchi, Takaaki Ishii, Yousuke Makihata, Tomoaki Masuda, Sonjin Ryu, Tsutomu Morohoshi
  • Patent number: 8648261
    Abstract: A printed circuit board comprises a circuit substrate, an electrically conductive cloth structure, and a shielding structure. The circuit substrate comprises a base layer, a grounded circuit layer, and a connecting pad formed on the grounded circuit layer. The cloth structure comprises an anisotropic conductive adhesive connected to the connecting pad, an insulating layer, and a metallic deposition layer arranged between the anisotropic conductive adhesive and the insulating layer. The shielding structure comprises a shielding metal layer, an adhesive matrix, and a number of electrically conductive particles electrically connected to the shielding metal layer. The insulating layer defines a number of through holes corresponding to the particles, the particles is arranged in the through holes respectively and electrically connected the metallic deposition layer and the shielding metal layer. A method for manufacturing the above PCB is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: FuKui Precision Component (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Yan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140034246
    Abstract: The systems and methods of the present disclosure relate to safely coupling and decoupling various solid objects with the use of pressure-sensitive adhesive. In particular, the disclosure relates to methods and systems for delivering vibrational energy to a pressure-sensitive coupled structure, sufficient to decrease coupling strength of the pressure-sensitive adhesive as well as to de couple or reposition the coupled objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Siband LLC
    Inventors: George B. Kenney, Christian Pfeffer
  • Publication number: 20140037875
    Abstract: A label having an adhesive applied proximal to an inner surface of a shrink film (such as a shrink sleeve), which is not transferred to labeling apparatus during application of the shrink label to an article. Thus, the shrink sleeve does not result in a build-up of adhesive on label application apparatus, thereby preventing apparatus downtime; and cannot be removed from the article to which it is applied, (or cannot be removed without damage being done to the label), thereby preventing removal and re-use of the shrink sleeve on counterfeit goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas G. Scully
  • Publication number: 20140039463
    Abstract: A liquid crystal polymer composition may comprise a liquid crystal polymer and an adhesion enhancement compound. Such a liquid crystal polymer may be utilized in layered articles, molded articles, and like and products like solar cells, optoelectronic structures, medical equipment, and tubing. Further, ethylene vinyl acetate adhesives may be utilized in some of the layered articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Young Shin Kim, Bernard Jason Smith, Sung Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 8642173
    Abstract: A multi-layer screen protector for digital display screens, such as LCD's, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and pad computer devices, that may be readily applied without the need for special tools and in dusty environments, the screen protector being designed and die-cut to match the shape of the digital display screen, including cut-outs for cameras, microphones and device buttons, where the top surface is a layer of polycaprolactone aliphatic urethane that is connected to a bottom layer made from plastic such as polystyrene, acrylic and/or polyethylene terephthalate, and a self-wetting adhesive layer provided on the bottom surface of the bottom polystyrene, acrylic and/or polyethylene terephthalate layer. The screen protector provides an optically clear view of the device and is constructed with the abrasion resistant layer being provided and supported on a plastic layer and may be removed and reinstalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis P. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8642172
    Abstract: A nanofiber sheet including a nanofiber layer containing a polymeric nanofiber, a surface of nanofiber sheet being adhesive. The nanofiber preferably contains an adhesive component and a water insoluble polymer. The nanofiber sheet preferably has a water soluble layer containing a nanofiber containing a water soluble adhesive component and a water insoluble layer containing a nanofiber containing a water insoluble polymer laminated to each other. The nanofiber sheet preferably further includes a base layer located on one side of the nanofiber layer and an adhesive layer located on the other side of the nanofiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiko Tojo, Masataka Ishikawa, Yoshimi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140030516
    Abstract: Provided is a novel surface protective film that can express sufficiently high wettability even when no plasticizer is used and that is excellent in reworkability. The surface protective film includes: a base material layer; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, in which an index of deformation of outermost 80 nm of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is 0.01 to 0.4 ?N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Souya Jo
  • Patent number: 8632880
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sheet having excellent foam repulsion resistance and an aqueous PSA composition suitable for preparing this sheet. The composition primarily comprises an acrylic polymer obtained by polymerizing a starting monomer material containing an alkyl(meth)acrylate as a main monomer and both acrylic acid and methacrylic acid. The acrylic polymer preferably has a weight average molecular weight of 65×104 to 100×104. The starting monomer material is preferred to further contain a silanol-forming monomer and polymerized without the silanol-forming monomer to produce a polymer having a gel fraction of 7 to 17 mass %. The post-crosslink PSA preferably has a gel fraction of 20 to 55 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Takahashi, Mami Ikeya
  • Patent number: 8628840
    Abstract: A laminate donor element can be used to transfer a composite of a metal grid and an electronically conductive polymer to a receiver sheet for use in various devices. The laminate donor element has a donor substrate, a metal grid that is disposed over only portions of the donor substrate, leaving portions of the substrate uncovered by the metal grid, and an electronically conductive polymer that covers the portions of the donor substrate that are uncovered by the metal grid. The composite of metal grid and electronically conductive polymer exhibits a peel force of less than or equal to 40 g/cm for separation from the donor substrate at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Roger Lee Klaus, Michael J. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 8628848
    Abstract: A filmic label including a face material having a front side, a reverse side and an adhesive layer including pressure sensitive adhesive on the reverse side of the face material. The face material includes at least one surface layer on at least one side of at least one central layer. The at least one central layer includes cavities that have been initiated at initiation sites by stretching the face material in a longitudinal direction and in a cross direction. The cavities have been expanded in a thickness direction of the face material by allowing a gaseous substance to have an effect on the at least one central layer. Also a method for forming a plastic film for a filmic label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Håkan Saxen, Martti Vähälä, Tom Saxberg
  • Patent number: 8628847
    Abstract: An adhesive binder, an adhesive composition including the same, an optical member, and associated methods, the adhesive binder including a (meth)acrylic copolymer having urethane, hydroxyl, aromatic, and vinyl groups in side chains thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Ha, Kil Sung Lee, Mi Sun Kim, Irina Nam, Chang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8617711
    Abstract: A single layer film containing at least one anionic hydrophilic group selected from a sulfonic acid group, a carboxyl group and a phosphate group, wherein an anion concentration ratio (Sa/Da) of an anion concentration at a surface (Sa) to an anion concentration at a deep part (Da) is 1.1 or more. The single layer film is a copolymer prepared by polymerizing a composition containing a compound (I) represented by the general formula (1) ([X]s[M1]l[M2]m (1)) and a compound (II) having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups in a molecule at a molar ratio of 15:1 to 1:30 and having a water contact angle of 30° or less. Such a single layer film has high hydrophilicity and surface hardness and is excellent in antifogging property, antifouling property and antistatic property, thus is useful as an antifogging material, an antifouling material, an antistatic material and a multilayer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Koju Okazaki, Ryouichi Seki, Takazou Katou, Masatoshi Takagi
  • Patent number: 8617673
    Abstract: A sheet for thermoforming is comprised of a material which is compatible with PET and which has slower crystallinity and a crystallization temperature which is at least 77° C. greater than its glass transition temperature, more preferably a crystallization temperature greater than 151° C. The material may be coextruded into a sheet with a first PET material, such that when thermoformed into a formed part the layers of second material are engaged with each other in the molded parts and for being subjected to heat sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Placon Corporation
    Inventors: Nirav N. Desai, Lewis Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20130344327
    Abstract: Provided is a surface protective sheet which satisfactorily adheres even to a coated surface having a rough surface, and not only does not cause an adhesive residue that can be observed with eyes but also does not impair the self-cleaning property of the surface of a coated plate. The surface protective sheet includes: a base material layer; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, in which: a main component in a pressure-sensitive adhesive for constructing the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a polymer P obtained by cross-linking a polymer A; in pulse NMR measurement of the polymer P at 30° C., the maximum spin-spin relaxation time T2MAX in all spin-spin relaxation times T2 of protons to be measured falls within the range of 300 to 800 ?s; and the content of a polymer component corresponding to the maximum spin-spin relaxation time T2MAX in the polymer P is 60% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mariko YOSHIDA, Jiro YAMATO, Ryohei SAWAZAKI, Keiji HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20130344325
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a structure comprising an adherend and an adhesive composition, wherein the adhesive composition comprises at least a thermosetting resin, a curing agent, and an interfacial material, wherein the adherend is suitable for concentrating the interfacial material in an interfacial region between the adherend and the adhesive composition upon curing of the adhesive composition; a method of manufacturing a composite article by curing the adhesive composition and a reinforcing fiber; and a method of manufacturing an adhesive bonded joint comprising applying the adhesive composition to a surface of one of the two or of different kinds the adherend, and curing the adhesive composition to form an adhesive bond between the adherends. The resulting interfacial region, viz., the reinforced interphase, is reinforced by one or more layers of the interfacial material such that substantial improvements in bond strength and fracture toughness are observed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Felix N. Nguyen, Kenichi Yoshioka, Alfred P. Haro, Nobuyuki Arai
  • Publication number: 20130344328
    Abstract: Provided is a surface protective sheet, which satisfactorily adheres to an adherend and which can be easily re-released and suppresses contamination due to a pressure-sensitive adhesive remaining on the surface of the adherend after the release of the sheet. The surface protective sheet includes: a base material layer; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, in which a difference ?T (%) between the visible light transmittance T1 (%) of a transparent substrate having an antireflection film and the visible light transmittance T2 (%) of the transparent substrate resulting when the surface protective sheet is attached to one side of the transparent substrate and left to stand at 160° C. for 1 hour, and then the surface protective sheet is released under a temperature environment of 23° C. (?T=T1?T2) satisfies a relationship of ?T?1.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SAWAZAKI, Keiji HAYASHI, Jiro YAMATO, Mariko YOSHIDA, Mitsushi YAMAMOTO, Kenta YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 8613992
    Abstract: A protective cover of an electronic device includes a leather layer, which includes an outside surface and a bottom surface. A backing layer integrates with the bottom surface of the leather layer. The protective cover adheres onto the electronic devices, hence, the electronic devices are well protected, and the appearances of the electronic devices are well maintained. The surfaces of the electronic devices cannot be dirtied, scraped, or damaged. Users can feel more comfortable when operating their electronic devices, hence, the worthiness and the usability of the electronic devices are greatly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Fu Yi Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130337261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moisture-proof material containing a substrate and an adhesive layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate, wherein at least one of the substrate and the adhesive layer comprises a polyphosphate flame retardant and a phosphate triester flame retardant, simultaneously or alternatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicants: Nitto Denko Corporation, NITTO DENKO AUTOMOTIVE NEW JERSEY, INC., NITTO DENKO AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeki MUTA, Masatoshi SUZUKI, Nathaniel WEINTRAUB
  • Publication number: 20130334956
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods relating to remote phosphor tapes and methods of making and using the same. A remote phosphor tape may be used in lighting units. The phosphor tape may comprise a front side and a backside. The phosphor tape may have a phosphor layer comprising a phosphor material configured to emit light of an emission wavelength when illuminated by light of an excitation wavelength. The remote phosphor tape is configured for use as a remote phosphor in a lighting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Bretschneider
  • Patent number: 8609212
    Abstract: A security label (310) comprises a first layer (114) of a non-affixing polymeric coating printed on a coating receiving surface (362) of a carrier film substrate (112). Affixing portions (121) of a second layer (118) adhere to the carrier film substrate (112) via affixing regions (116) defined by the first layer (114). The first layer (14) is less adherable to the carrier film substrate (12) than the second layer (18), so that, in use, when the carrier film substrate (12) is removed from the first layer (14), the affixing portions (121) of the second layer (18) remain adhered to the carrier film substrate (12) and are disassociated from an adhesive material layer (120), and those portions of the second layer which are not affixing portions remain associated with the adhesive material layer (120) and are disassociated from the carrier film substrate (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bastione Limited
    Inventors: William Neil White, David Brian Clouston
  • Patent number: 8609243
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film includes: an optical film; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on at least one side of the optical film with an anchor layer interposed therebetween, wherein the anchor layer has a thickness of 5 to 300 nm, the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a thickness of 5 to 50 ?m, at least one of the anchor layer and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is made from a ammonia-containing water-dispersible material, the layer made from the ammonia-containing water-dispersible material contains ammonia in an amount of 10 ng or more per 1 cm2 of the pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film, wherein the amount is a measurement derived from the layer, and the pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film contains ammonia in a total amount of 2000 ng or less per 1 cm2 of the pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film. The pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film has good appearance and high durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Ogasawara, Masayuki Satake
  • Patent number: 8609213
    Abstract: Disclosed are waterproofing membranes comprising the following laminated layers: layer A comprising a waterproofing adhesive; layer B comprising a carrier sheet; layer C comprising a releasable bonding material; and layer D comprising a protective coating; wherein (i) the laminated layers are arranged in the sequential order A-B-C-D; or (ii) the laminated layers are arranged in the sequential order B-C-D-A; or (iii) the laminated layers are arranged in the sequential order C-D-A-B. The membrane does not include a removable release sheet that is typically used to prevent the adhesive from adhering to the carrier sheet or other portion of the membrane when the membrane is rolled up. Also disclosed is a method of making the aforementioned membrane. Preferably, layer C will comprise a water soluble polymer, an alkali soluble polymer, or a homopolymer or copolymer of polyvinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Anandakumar Ranganathan