Adhesive Outermost Layer Patents (Class 428/343)
  • Patent number: 8535788
    Abstract: Provided is a transfer decorative sheet comprising a base film and at least a peel layer provided on one surface thereof, wherein a surface of the base film at a peel layer side is subjected to release treatment, and the other surface of the base film brought into contact with a metal die has an average surface roughness Ra of 0.08 ?m or more. A transfer decorative sheet which does not produce wrinkles on an injected molding can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: DAI Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Atake, Yoshiyuki Meiki
  • Publication number: 20130237017
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for resin encapsulation in production of a resin encapsulation type semiconductor device, which includes a base material layer which does not have a glass transition temperature in a temperature region of 260° C. or lower and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on the base material layer, and a method for producing a resin encapsulation type semiconductor device using the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape according to the present invention highly prevents resin leakage even under severe conditions as in MAP-QFN production process, does not affect certainty of wire bonding and has excellent peelability after resin encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KONDO, Shinji HOSHINO, Yukio ARIMITSU, Akinori NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20130236717
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a base film having a thickness from 8 to 152 microns, a 60 degree gloss value from 2 to 35, an optical density greater than or equal to 2 and a dielectric strength greater than 1400 V/mil. The base film comprises a chemically converted (partially or wholly aromatic) polyimide in an amount from 63 to 96 weight percent of the base film. The base film further comprises a pigment and a matting agent. The matting agent is present in an amount from 1.6 to 10 weight percent of the base film, has a median particle size from 1.3 to 10 microns, and has a density from 2 to 4.5 g/cc. The pigment is present in an amount from 2 to 35 weight percent of the base film. The present disclosure is also directed to coverlay films comprising the base film in combination with an adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Carney, Jeffrey Michael Bartolin, Meredith L. Dunbar, Scott John Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20130233494
    Abstract: A configuration includes the adhesive member to adhesively bond components together and a thermo-expandable material to expand upon being heated in the way of being disposed between at least one of the components adhesively bonded together by the adhesive member and the adhesive member and to push the adhesive member in a direction of getting apart from at least one of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka NODA, Naoki Ishikawa, Masayuki Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20130236723
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polylactic acid-based film or sheet as a resin film or sheet including a polylactic acid (A). The film or sheet has a melt endotherm ?Hc? of 10 J/g or more, where ?Hc? is of a region crystallized upon film formation and specified by following Expression (1): ?Hc?=?Hm??Hc??(1) wherein ?Hc represents an exotherm (J/g) associated with crystallization of the film or sheet in a temperature rise process after film formation; and ?Hm represents an endotherm (J/g) associated with subsequent melting of the film or sheet, each determined by DSC. The film or sheet has a tear strength of 2.5 N/mm or more both in a machine direction (MD) and a transverse direction (TD). The polylactic acid-based resin film or sheet is resistant to melting and deformation even at an elevated temperature higher than 100° C. and is resistant to breaking and tearing during winding into a roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishiguro, Satomi Yoshie, Hiroki Senda, Hitoshi Takahira, Yuka Sekiguchi, Rie Hayashiuchi, Asuka Endo
  • Patent number: 8530054
    Abstract: A multilayer film article is disclosed. The multilayer film article includes an infrared light reflecting multilayer film having alternating layers of a first polymer type and a second polymer type, a hardcoat layer that is the reaction product of a mixture that includes a curable, crosslinkable fluoro-acrylate-containing compound; a curable, crosslinkable non-fluorinated organic compound; infrared light absorbing nanoparticles; and a polymerization initiator. The hardcoat layer being disposed adjacent the multilayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Raghunath Padiyath, Zai-Ming Qiu, James E. Thorson, Jung-Sheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8530045
    Abstract: A process for the production of a polymeric film comprising a copolyester having an acid component and a diol component, said acid component comprising a dicarboxylic acid and a sulfomonomer containing a sulfonate group attached to the aromatic nucleus of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, said process comprising the steps of: (i) melt-extruding a layer of said copolyester; (ii) stretching the extrudate in at least one direction; (iii) heat-setting the film by raising the temperature of the stretched film to a temperature T1 in a first heating zone such that (TM?T1 is in the range of from 5 to 30° C., and then raising the temperature of the film to a temperature T2 in a second heating zone such that (TM?T2 is in the range of from 0 to 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: William Alasdair MacDonald, Pierre Georges Osborne Moussalli, Kenneth Evans, Julian Peter Attard, David Boyce, Brian John Farmer, David Edward Robins
  • Patent number: 8530031
    Abstract: A container (10) having a valve flap (20) which is movable between a closed position, whereat it is seated on the seating area (18) to close an evacuation port (16), and an opened position, whereat it is unseated from the seating area (18) to open the evacuation port (16). A label structure (26) includes a film layer (28) forming a seat platform on which a seating area (18) is located and/or a film layer (30) forming a flap platform on which the valve flap (20) is located. A plurality of label structures (26) can be efficiently and economically mass-produced by a label-manufacturer and then supplied to the container-manufacturer for incorporation into the containers (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald Newrones, Richard L. Sandt
  • Patent number: 8530022
    Abstract: An article (1) of a medical and technical nature intended to be affixed to skin, or a component for affixing a medical article or part thereof to skin, which article or component comprises a layer of carrier material (2) that has a layer (3) of a soft skin-friendly adhesive on one side, and a protection layer (4) that protects the adhesive layer before use of the article or component and is affixed to the adhesive layer in such a way that it is releasable. According to the invention, the protection layer (4) is provided with a pattern of projections (6) on the side facing towards the adhesive layer (3) and a reinforcing layer (5) is arranged on the layer of carrier material (2), on the opposite side to the side that has the layer of soft skin-friendly adhesive, in such a way that it can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Anna Svensby, Ulf Johannison, Dennis Hansson
  • Patent number: 8530021
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a plastic tape, comprising a backing with a first major side comprising a microstructured paint-retention pattern and a second major side that may comprise a microstructured hand-tear pattern and with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on second major side of the backing; wherein the backing, the microstructured paint-retention pattern, and the microstructured hand-tear pattern (if present) all constitute a monolithic plastic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, Graham M. Clarke
  • Patent number: 8530032
    Abstract: There is provided a seal for covering a hole in a disk drive housing. The seal includes a conductive layer, a primary dielectric layer, and a gasket layer. The conductive layer has a covered surface region and an exposed planar surface region. The exposed planar surface region is lacking a dielectric coating disposed thereon. The primary dielectric layer includes an adhesive coating disposed between the primary dielectric layer and the covered surface region. The gasket layer includes first and second adhesive gasket layer sides and a gasket opening disposed through the gasket layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claire-Nechol Sevier, Huynh P. Tan, Julius A. Turangan
  • Publication number: 20130230674
    Abstract: An head, facial or ear cushion for mounting to a strap of a respiratory or traditional device. The head, facial or ear cushion comprises an elongate flattened body which defines an internal cavity for accommodating a strap of a respiratory or traditional device and generally has a flattened oval shape forming two elongate opposed exterior surfaces. The two opposed surfaces are generally planar and extend substantially parallel to one another so that a width of the head, facial or ear cushion is at least twice a thickness of the head, facial or ear cushion. The body is configured so as to restrict axial movement of the body along the strap, during use. In one embodiment, the body is folded into a folded configuration, about a longitudinal centerline, to define the internal cavity which at least partially encloses while in another embodiment, the body is generally oval in shape and has an exterior surface which extends completely around and encases the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SALTER LABS
    Inventors: James N. Curti, Walter R. Van Horn, Stephen Mark Higgins
  • Patent number: 8524361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-peelable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for cutting a laminated ceramic sheet, which is used for temporary fixing at cutting of the laminated ceramic sheet, the heat-peelable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet including a base material and, formed on at least one surface of the base material, a heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer containing a pressure-sensitive adhesive and a foaming agent, in which the heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a gel fraction of 50% by weight or more, and the heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a glass transition temperature of ?40° C. to 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Soejima, Takamasa Hirayama, Daisuke Shimokawa, Masaaki Sato, Yukio Arimitsu
  • Publication number: 20130224475
    Abstract: An oil and heat resistant pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet includes a substrate containing a fluororesin, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on at least one surface of the substrate. The one surface of the substrate is subjected to a surface roughening treatment and/or a primer treatment, and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed from an aqueous dispersion type oil-resistant pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing an aqueous dispersion polymer and inorganic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Tagawa, Tomonari Naito, Azusa Iseki, Asami Kubo, Yoshinari Takayama
  • Publication number: 20130220510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive product including a substrate and at least two point-like pressure-sensitive adhesives on the substrate, wherein an area ratio is from 10 to 60%. The area ratio (%) is a proportion of an area occupied by said point-like pressure-sensitive adhesives per unit area of the substrate. The pressure-sensitive adhesive product is excellent in re-peelability. In addition, the present invention also relates to a fixation method of components, including transferring the point-like pressure-sensitive adhesives in the pressure-sensitive adhesive product to a first component, and then fixing the first component to a second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130224449
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive balancing weight 1 having an adhesive tape system, wherein the adhesive tape system is formed from a tape base between a first adhesive layer 7 for fastening the weight body 8 onto the adhesive tape system and a second adhesive layer 3 for fastening the adhesive balancing weight itself. When the adhesive weight is pulled off, no layer should be damaged, particularly not the vulnerable leveling layer, in order to avoid leaving any remnant behind on the adhesive surface. This is achieved, while maintaining the customary advantages of an adhesive weight of this type, by embodying the tape base as a first base film 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: PERFECT EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventor: Felix Bode
  • Patent number: 8518839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolled product having a thickness that can be adjusted by means of separation. The inventive product comprises an alternating stack (2) of sheets (4) and layers (6) of an adhesive material (8). Each of said sheets (4) has an intrinsic resistance to tearing and each layer (6) of adhesive material (8) joins together two adjacent sheets (4) in the stack (2) using a bond strength that is lower than the tearing resistance of the sheets (4). In this way, each sheet (4) can be detached from the stack (2) without being torn. According to the invention, each sheet (4) is essentially made from woven fibers and each sheet (4) belonging to each pair of sheets (4) which are adjacent to the same layer (6) of adhesive material (8) is impregnated, throughout the thickness thereof, with a mass of adhesive material (8) which is incorporated in the shared layer (6) of adhesive material (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel André Gastel
  • Patent number: 8518510
    Abstract: A frictional pad in combination with a handheld electronic device upon which the frictional pad is adhered and an upward facing support surface upon which the handheld electronic device is selectively disposed and held in a non-adhesive, non-slip fashion by the frictional pad. The frictional pad includes a polyurethane dome adhered to the handheld electronic device by the adhesive film. The dome has a broad, flat shape with an outfacing surface facing the upward facing support surface with a flat and smooth center parallel with the adhesive film and surrounded by a radius perimeter. The outfacing surface of the dome contacts the upward facing support surface and is tacky to releasably hold the handheld electronic device to the upward facing support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Bryce Craig
  • Publication number: 20130213476
    Abstract: Provided are a solar cell encapsulant material which facilitates production of solar cell modules and which is excellent in all of adhesiveness, long-term stability of adhesion power, transparency and heat resistance, and a solar cell module produced by using the encapsulant material. The solar cell encapsulant material has at least an adhesive layer (layer (I)) and a layer (layer (II)) of a resin composition (C) that contains an ethylene-?-olefin random copolymer (A) satisfying the following requirement (a) and an ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer (B) satisfying the following requirement (b): (a) The heat of crystal fusion of the copolymer, as measured at a heating rate of 10° C./min in differential scanning calorimetry, is from 0 to 70 J/g; (b) As measured at a heating rate of 10° C./min in differential scanning calorimetry, the crystal melting peak temperature of the copolymer is 100° C. or higher, and the heat of crystal fusion thereof is from 5 to 70 J/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michiko Otsuka, Jun Nishioka, Kouichirou Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130216755
    Abstract: The Utensil Mat is a paper product or a thin plastic film attached to or laid upon a table for the protection of silverware or eating utensils to keep them from being exposed to germs or bacteria before and during a dining experience. Design specifically for silverware only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Debra Lynn Adimey
  • Publication number: 20130213581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film of an oriented material which exhibits the property of expansion in at least one of its machine and transverse directions at a first temperature and of shrinkage at a second, higher, shrink onset temperature, the film having been annealed after orientation at a temperature above the first temperature and selected with reference to an intended recycling wash-off process to promote expansion of the film at the selected temperature of the wash-off process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Richard Waning, Barry Frizell
  • Patent number: 8512841
    Abstract: A closure strip, for use with a corrugated material, includes an elongated flat thermoplastic sheet member and a plurality of thermoplastic undulations. The elongated flat thermoplastic sheet member has a bottom surface and an opposite top surface. The elongated flat thermoplastic sheet member defines a plurality of linearly disposed and spaced apart openings therethrough. A plurality of thermoplastic undulations is complimentary in shape to the corrugated material. Each undulation extends upwardly from the flat thermoplastic sheet member and defines a void that opens to a different one of the openings defined by the flat thermoplastic sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Pak-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Ford
  • Patent number: 8512851
    Abstract: A wrapping material for use with existing wrapping equipment or balers for wrapping bales of agricultural produce or other items are disclosed. The base wrapping material may be a netting, film, or combination thereof. The wrapping material includes a plurality of pre-defined, discrete, spaced-apart adhesive areas disposed on each side of the opposing sides of the wrapping material. The longitudinal spacing of the adhesive areas allows the wrapping material to be rolled onto a roll core so that the discrete spaced-apart adhesive areas contact only non-adhesive areas of the wrapping material thereby forming a first level of adhesion that easily allows the wrapping material to be released and unrolled. When wrapping an item, corresponding discrete adhesive areas come into face-to-face contact thereby forming a second level of adhesion that is stronger than the first level of adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventor: Nissim Mass
  • Patent number: 8507087
    Abstract: A multipurpose item rest having a bottom sheet with a non-absorbent surface with an absorbent pad fixedly attached thereto, an outwardly extending tab integral to the bottom sheet having an adhesive area such that the rest may be formed into a restraining device by applying the adhesive are to the bottom surface of the bottom sheet, and a supply of such item rests comprising one or more continuous strips of rests joined with perforated attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: E4 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Alber, Stanley R Kellenberger
  • Patent number: 8507086
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant seaming tape includes a metal layer capable of blocking selected frequencies of electromagnetic radiation arranged on a polymeric substrate and covered with adhesive that protects the metal layer and prevents it from corroding. Also disclosed is a method of sealing a seam between adjacent edges of two adjacent pieces of window film including an internal metal layer by applying a polymeric film to the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Raghunath Padiyath, Josh D. Tibbits
  • Patent number: 8507075
    Abstract: A methodology for adhesively attaching a barrier sheet to a motor vehicle inside door panel. A plurality of adhesive beds are disposed on the attachment face of a barrier sheet, whereby pressure applied to the barrier sheet causes the adhesive beads to wet-out with respect to the door inside panel and mergingly wet-out with respect to each other so as to thereby form an adhesive band. Visual inspection of the continuity of the merged wet-out through the barrier sheet provides installer feedback regarding installation integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Larry A. Filipczak, Brian R. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20130199723
    Abstract: The removable tattoo is constructed to cover unsightly scars existing as a result of surgeries, such as tummy tucks, C-sections and the like. The removable tattoo is preferably fabricated from silicon or other durable, flexible material, and is provided with an adhesive on its rear face that permits multiple uses. The front face of the tattoo is designed to simulate a decorative, aesthetically pleasing piece of apparel, such as a stylish belt. The removable tattoo may be furnished as a kit that includes a case and a plastic tray that serves as backing for the tattoo in order to provide for storage of the tattoo when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: DENISE K. GIMBEL
  • Patent number: 8501640
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-dispersed acrylic PSA composition suitable for forming a PSA sheet. The PSA composition contains 100 parts by weight of an acrylic copolymer with a Tg of ?70° C. to ?50° C. obtained by polymerization of a monomer starting material containing 60 wt % or more of an alkyl (meth)acrylate with a C8-12 alkyl group and 5 wt % or less of a radical polymerizable monomer with a carboxyl group. When an adhesive sheet is formed therefrom, it exhibits an average SUS adhesive strength of 11 N/20 mm or greater, PP adhesive strength of 8.5 N/20 mm or greater, 80° C. hold time of 1 hour or longer, and gap height of 10 mm or less in a curved surface adhesion test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Suzuki, Kenichi Yamamoto, Akiko Takahashi, Yutaka Tosaki, Shouhei Wada
  • Patent number: 8501294
    Abstract: A frictional pad in combination with an upward facing support surface upon which the frictional pad is adhered and upon which a handheld electronic device is selectively disposed and held in a non-adhesive, non-slip, tacky fashion by the frictional pad. The frictional pad has a repositionable adhesive film releasably and repositionably adhered to the upward facing support surface. A squat dome is affixed to the upward facing support surface by the repositionable adhesive film. The squat dome has a continuous outward facing surface facing and contacting the handheld electronic device. A majority of the outward facing surface is continuous, smooth and parallel with the repositionable adhesive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Bryce Craig
  • Patent number: 8501310
    Abstract: To be provided is a foam waterproofing material superior in waterproofness and flexible enough to be compatible with further minute clearance. The foam waterproofing material according to the present invention is a waterproofing material including a foam having a thickness of 0.1 to 1.0 mm, characterized in that the foam has a micro cell structure with an average cell diameter of 10 to 60 ?m and an apparent density of 0.01 to 0.050 g/cm3. In the foam waterproofing material, the repulsive load when compressed to 0.1 mm (0.1 mm-compressive repulsion force) of the foam is preferably 0.01 to 0.1 MPa. The foam preferably has a closed-cell structure or a semi-open and semi-closed-cell structure. In addition, the foam may have a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one or both faces thereof. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is preferably formed on the foam via a film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Fujii, Kazumichi Kato, Itsuhiro Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 8501315
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-gloss pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet according to which, even if a surface thereof becomes uneven due to grit or the like, the evenness can be recovered. In a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet 1A comprising a substrate film 2A having a specular gloss Gs (60°) of not less than 80% and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer 3, the substrate film 2A is made to have a storage modulus at some temperature between 70° C. and 90° C. in a range of from 1.0×101 to 2.8×102 MPa, and is preferably made to have a storage modulus at from 5 to 35° C. in a range of from 1.0×102 to 5.0×103 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Linetec Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Tanaka, Yoshitomo Ono, Atsushi Tezuna
  • Patent number: 8501306
    Abstract: Provided is a viscoelastic article which exerts different properties between one surface and the other surface thereof, which has a transparent appearance, and which less causes staining of objects to which the viscoelastic article is adopted. The viscoelastic article is an article having a multilayer structure including a polymer layer, and a monomer-absorptive layer capable of absorbing at least one of monomer component(s) constituting the polymer, in which the polymer layer is a polymer layer containing an elastomer unevenly distributed and enriched at an interface, or in the vicinity thereof, opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer. The vicinity of the interface opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer is preferably a region ranging from the interface opposite to the other interface with the monomer-absorptive layer and occupying, in a thickness direction, 50% or less of the total thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Nagasaki, Yusuke Sugino, Kohei Doi
  • Patent number: 8501316
    Abstract: A wax printing process, apparatus, formulation, and label. The process includes contacting a wax formulation with a surface having at least one etched region thereon, and confronting a carrier with the surface such that at least a portion of the wax transfers from the etched surface to the carrier. The apparatus includes a tray and a manifold positioned in the tray. In another aspect, the apparatus includes a gravure sleeve and a heatable mandrel disposed inside the gravure sleeve. The wax formulation includes a paraffin wax, an ester wax, a hydrocarbon resin, a microcrystalline wax, and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer resin. The label includes a carrier and a wax release layer confronting a surface of the carrier. The wax release layer confronts less that the entire surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Laprade, Gary McFarland
  • Publication number: 20130192744
    Abstract: Label facestock and label assemblies utilizing the facestock are described. The label facestock includes impact copolymer polypropylene (ICP). The label facestock is also axially oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Patent number: 8497013
    Abstract: A primer-less coating composition for facestock comprises: a binder being a water-dispersible polymer; an ethylenically unsaturated compound which is aqueous-dispersible and miscible with or bonded to said water-dispersible polymer, wherein said ethylenically unsaturated compound is able to form a covalent bond with an ink; and a crosslinker, wherein said crosslinker is suitable for binding the coating to the facestock. The coating composition may be applied to a substrate to form a printable film. A printed film in accordance with the invention may be used in a label, for example for use on a container such as a bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Hugh Servante, Simon James Read
  • Patent number: 8486525
    Abstract: An application for an arced sealing tape has a bottom interfaced to an inner wall. The surface of the inner wall that is closest to a center point of the arc has an adhesive and the bottom surface of the bottom also has an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: David G. Segur
  • Patent number: 8488274
    Abstract: A sliding member comprising a slidable substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on one side thereof, wherein the slidable substrate is a porous form comprising a plastic, and a barrier layer is provided between the slidable substrate and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The sliding member has good sliding property and even when a load is applied thereto over a long period of time, can suppress exudation of the pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Iida
  • Patent number: 8486504
    Abstract: A masking tape for use in applications where a coating material is applied to a surface for defining a sharp edge of the portion of the surface that is coated. A masking tape may include a reinforcing strip releasably attached to the non-adhesive side of conventional masking tape comprising a substrate with an adhesive layer on one side. The reinforcing strip extends longitudinally along the length of the substrate with one edge substantially aligned with, and preferably flush with, one longitudinal edge of the substrate and acts as a separate means to cut through a coating or film more efficiently than the masking tape alone, while subsequently leaving the masking tape in place until the preferred time of removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Langeman Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Gary D. Langeman
  • Patent number: 8486503
    Abstract: A surgical tape (1) includes a carrier (2, 3), on one side coated with an adhesive (4) and including a layer of non-woven (3). A layer of plastic film (2) is laminated to the layer of non-woven and the surgical tape (1) is tearable in a cross direction relative its longitudinal direction and liquid impermeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Lars Alvelind
  • Patent number: 8486524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape comprising a nonwoven fabric as a support; one pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on one side of the support; and another pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on the other side of the support, wherein the nonwoven fabric consists of Manila hemp and is impregnated with carboxymethyl cellulose. The double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape according to the invention can be produced with a high productivity, does not cause shrinkage wrinkles even when prepared by direct application, and has good blanking workability owing to its small elongation and excellent strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kishioka, Katsunari Oji
  • Publication number: 20130177761
    Abstract: A surface protective film includes a polyolefin base material layer and an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer has hardness (Martens hardness) in a range of 1 N/mm2 to 2.5 N/mm2 and loop tack strength in a range of 0.02 N/25 mm to 0.1 N/25 mm. Accordingly, the surface protective film, even in a form of a rolled product, is easily wound off from a surface of the base material, and can obtain a sufficient adhesive strength to an adherend (e.g., a prism sheet) having a projection on its surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichiro Kimura, Tomoyuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 8481155
    Abstract: An EPDM foam is obtained by foaming a foam composition containing, based on 100 parts by weight of an ethylenepropylenediene rubber, 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a vulcanizer, 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a vulcanization accelerator, 1 to 30 parts by weight of a foaming agent, and a foaming auxiliary agent. The vulcanization accelerator contains a thiourea vulcanization accelerator, a thiazole vulcanization accelerator, a dithiocarbamate vulcanization accelerator, and a thiuram vulcanization accelerator such that a thiourea vulcanization accelerator/thiazole vulcanization accelerator/dithiocarbamate vulcanization accelerator/thiuram vulcanization accelerator weight ratio is in a range of 1 to 20/1 to 20/1 to 20/1 to 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Iwase, Joji Kawata, Takumi Kousaka, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8481156
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a decoration layer having air permeability and an adhesive layer on the decoration layer arranged to bond the decoration layer onto an object. The decoration layer has an adhesive permeated portion permeated with the adhesive that has diffused from the adhesive layer. The adhesive permeated portion is about one-fifth to about one-third as thick as the decoration layer. A method of making the decorative sheet includes providing the adhesive in a sheet shape, and forming an adhesive layer by applying the adhesive onto a decoration layer permeable to air. The step of forming the adhesive layer includes permeating a portion of the decoration layer with a portion of the adhesive, and making the adhesive permeate through a surface of the decoration layer to a depth corresponding to about one-fifth to about one-third of the overall thickness of the decoration layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Suzuki, Naohiro Morozumi
  • Patent number: 8480843
    Abstract: A process for protecting a surface of a metal layer or a metal oxide layer including providing a protective film containing a base material and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed thereon, wherein the surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a contact angle with methylene iodide as measured just after contact, ?1, of 70° or smaller and a change in contact angle with methylene iodide through 30-second standing, ??, of 8% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Inoue, Kazuhito Okumura, Hiroshi Yada
  • Publication number: 20130171227
    Abstract: A sanitary agent for treatment of a sanitary appliance includes a solid or semi-solid active body, designed to adhere to a wall of the sanitary appliance and including a treatment compound having at least an active element for treatment of the sanitary appliance. The body has an external surface thereof covered by a water-soluble film. In this way, the sanitary agent can be manipulated by hand for application thereof to a moist ceramic wall of a sanitary appliance to be treated, without the user's hands entering into contact with the components of the sanitary agent itself. Furthermore, any undesired loss of the components of the sanitary agent is avoided; these can be due to deformation of the sanitary agents before use thereof, displacements thereof and/or any dripping. A method for applying the sanitary agent for deterging, disinfecting and/or perfuming the sanitary appliance is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Fabio Pagani
  • Publication number: 20130171449
    Abstract: According to the invention, a dicing film, which generates a small amount of scrapes and beard-like burrs during dicing and furthermore has desirable strength and external appearance, is provided. The dicing film according to the invention has an adhesive layer on at least one surface of a base film, wherein the base film contains a copolymer (A) of at least two kinds of alkyl(meth)acrylates and styrene; and a styrene-based elastomer (B). The copolymer (A) of at least two kinds of alkyl(meth)acrylates and styrene is a styrene-alkyl methacrylate-alkyl acrylate copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Maruyama, Masatoshi Isobe
  • Patent number: 8475929
    Abstract: A laminated material having a barrier film containing a barrier layer on at least one surface of a substrate film that is a silicon oxide film having an atomic ratio in a range of Si:O:C=100:140 to 167:20 to 40, peak position of infrared-ray absorption due to Si—O—Si stretching vibration between 1060 to 1090 cm?1, a film density in a range of 2.6 to 2.8 g/cm3, and a distance between grains of 30 nm or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Komada, Yoshihiro Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8475905
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an unstitched design having the appearance of being stitched or embroidered. A stitched design is digitally imaged, and the digital image used to control dye sublimation printing of a representation of the image onto a desired surface. In one configuration, the surface is a woven textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Patent number: 8475914
    Abstract: Thick, compressible, multilayer labels with the appearance and feel of hard plastic identification shields comprise: A. A printable film having first and second opposing facial surfaces; B. A first adhesive having first and second opposing facial surfaces, the first facial surface of the adhesive in intimate contact with the second facial surface of the film; and C. Foam having first and second opposing facial surfaces, the first facial surface of the foam in intimate contact with the second facial surface of the first adhesive. In certain embodiments of the invention, the labels include one or more of a printable coating on the first facial surface of the film, a second adhesive in intimate contact with the second facial surface of the foam, and a release liner in contact with the second adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Filip M. Steyaert
  • Publication number: 20130165005
    Abstract: A tape for securing an ultrasound probe to the skin may include a sonolucent silicone gel for transmitting ultrasound from an ultrasound transducer to the body. A method of manufacturing an adhesive silicone product may include a step of treating the adhesive composition or components of the composition to remove air or prevent the formation of air bubbles, in order to provide a sonolucent adhesive product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NEORAD AS
    Inventors: Nicolay Berard-Andersen, Gjermund Fjeld Olsen