Water Activated Patents (Class 428/350)
  • Publication number: 20140154478
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a self-adhesive insulation product is provided. The self-adhesive insulation product includes an elongated fibrous insulation blanket having a length, a width, a thickness, and a first major surface and a second major surface which each extend for the length and width of the fibrous insulation blanket. The self-adhesive insulation product also includes a coating of an adhesive applied to the first major surface of the fibrous insulation blanket. The adhesive includes an emulsion of a polymer material and water with the water evaporated so that the adhesive forms a dry layer atop the first major surface. The adhesive is nonbondable or nonadherable to other objects when in the dry state and is bondable or adherable to other objects upon the subsequent application of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNS MANVILLE
    Inventor: Thomas John Fellinger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8362123
    Abstract: A one-component moisture-curing adhesive containing at least one flowable polyoxyalkylene or polyacrylate prepolymer with at least one hydrolyzable silane group, at least one inert additive solid at room temperature selected from hydrocarbon resins, polyesters or polyamides with a softening point of 40 to 150° C., together with auxiliary substances and additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Kohl, Manfred Proebster, Sandra Foncillas
  • Patent number: 7989044
    Abstract: Means for installation of panels, the panels comprising a core, a decorative upper surface and edges provided with joining means for positioning the panels towards one another. Predetermined portions of the edges are provided with an encapsulated agent which is made present on the edges of the surface elements before assembly and which encapsulation is ruptured by means of assembly making the agent available to the core. The surface elements are hereby joined to one another by use of the joining means wherein a unit of a plurality of surface elements is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventors: Ake Sjoberg, Sven Kornfalt
  • Publication number: 20110133442
    Abstract: A method for increasing adhesion between a security element (e.g., a security strip or band) and a fibrous sheet material such as paper is provided. Also provided by way of this invention is a security element laminated to one or more activatable adhesive films, a fibrous sheet material having such a laminated structure contained on or within a surface thereof, or at least partially embedded therein, and a document (e.g., a security document such as a banknote) made from such a fibrous sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas A. Crane, Giles D. Prett
  • Publication number: 20110008552
    Abstract: The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition of the invention includes a base polymer; and amphiphilic molecule particles that have an aggregate structure of amphiphilic molecules having hydrophilic group and hydrophobic group in the same molecule. The pressure-sensitive adhesive has stable adhesive characteristics and can be reduced in adhesive strength in a desired manner depending on how it is to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Umemoto, Masakuni Fujita
  • Publication number: 20100092725
    Abstract: The present invention is a wallboard tape that simplifies the initial covering and installation of elongated wallboard joints formed by the abutting of adjacent wallboards. The wallboard tape includes a fibrous paper tape having a resin-impregnated body and a water-soluble, specially formulated water-activated adhesive layer applied to a surface of the body. The resin impregnated body remains relatively non-moisture absorbent during wetting of the adhesive layer thereby allowing the adhesive layer to dry several minutes after installation of the tape over a wall joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Lee Goldman
  • Publication number: 20090256347
    Abstract: The present invention makes available a paper product with a silicone oil-repellent, activatable adhesive coating that can be printed with a laser printer, with the adhesive coating serving to seal a single sheet to itself or neighboring sheets of paper products to one another, and with the silicone-oil repellency being obtained by means of a material selected from the group of fluoroalkyl sodium sulfate(s), fluoroalkyl polyoxyethylene polymer(s), polyvinyl alcohol(s) and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: BAYROPA JUNG GMBH
    Inventor: Reinhold Uhlemayr
  • Patent number: 7306844
    Abstract: This invention relates to labels. In one embodiment, the labels comprise (A) a polymer film comprising a styrenic polymer, said film having an upper surface and a lower surface, and an MVTR of from about 15 to about 150 g/m2/day, and (B) a water-based adhesive in contact with the lower surface of the film. These labels can be bonded to substrates of glass, plastic or metal using the water based adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hsi Chu, Zhisong Huang, Kai Li, Xing-Ya Li, Prakash Mallya, Thomas E. Selleny
  • Patent number: 7132144
    Abstract: Cooperative touch fasteners have a sheet-form base with an upper face and a lower face. Extending outwardly from, and integral with the upper face of the base is a plurality of fastener elements. Additionally, the lower face of the sheet-form base has a pressure adhesive property and is coated with a cross-linkable adhesive. The cooperative touch fasteners can be used to alter garments, hang window coverings and attach finishing covers. Additionally, the fasteners can be used in place of snaps and buttons, in medical devices, with diapers and in conjunction with a variety of manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Jennifer Lynn Roberts
  • Patent number: 7090740
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for fastening a polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface by means of a water based adhesive composition by the following steps: (a) applying a layer of a hydrophilic solid material to a polymeric label to form a hydrophilic layer; (b) applying water or a water based adhesive to the hydrophilic layer to form a fastenable polymeric label; (c) fastening the fastenable polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface; and (d) allowing said the polymeric label to dry on the glass, plastic or metal container or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Process Resources Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek
  • Patent number: 7087278
    Abstract: An adhesive tape for flying splice, having a) two long edges (14, 16) of a top side and of a bottom side, b) a cleavable backing system (7), c) a self-adhesive composition (8) on the top side of the cleavable backing (7) and d) a self-adhesive composition (9) on the bottom side of the cleavable backing (7), characterized in that e) at least the one of the long edges (14) at which the cleaving of the cleavable backing (7) begins during flying splice (front edge) exhibits a jagged cut (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: tesa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Eikmeier, Thomas Gassner, Christoph Nagel
  • Patent number: 7060362
    Abstract: This invention relates to labels. In one embodiment, the labels comprise a polymer facestock layer, a nano-porous layer underlying the facestock, and a metal layer overlying the facestock or underlying the facestock between the facestock and the nano-porous layer. In another embodiment, the labels also comprise a water-based adhesive in contact with the lower surface of the nano-porous layer. These labels can be bonded to substrates of glass, plastic, or metal using a water based adhesive which is in contact with the nano-porous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Xing-Ya Li, Kai Li, Frank Y. Shih, James A. Macuga, Thomas E. Selleny
  • Patent number: 6972151
    Abstract: A device for forming erasable images on a reusable medium, comprising: an erasing portion; and a writing portion; wherein the erasing portion comprises a separator for separating at least two layers of the reusable medium; and wherein the writing portion comprises automatic machine-driven pressure applicators for applying pressure but no ink to the reusable medium, thereby forming an image on the reusable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Barry Bronson
  • Patent number: 6964805
    Abstract: A tack label difficult to peel from a container in a processing environment with normal temperature water and easy to peel from the container in a processing environment with hot water and a plastic container. The tack label according to this invention includes a label base material, a printing layer formed on one surface of this label base material, and an adhesive layer formed on the surface of the other of a label base material. The adhesive layer comprises an adhesive that is difficult to dissolve under an environment with normal temperature water and easy to dissolve under a processing environment with hot water. The result is a tack label that is difficult to peel from the container in a washing process, but easy to peel in a regenerating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kuriyama, Shuichi Koshio, Takashi Miya, Masashi Sasaki, Kiyokazu Ikai
  • Patent number: 6926960
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive cleaning sheet comprising a supporting sheet, an active ingredient member comprising a mold removing ingredient, and an adhesive member comprising an adhesive, wherein an isolating layer is provided for separating the active ingredient member and the adhesive member. On use, the cleaning sheet is stuck to an object to be cleaned on the adhesive member thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Hoshino, Hironobu Sionome, Koji Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 6921574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, for adhesion on hair or fiber-populated surfaces, of hydrogel adhesive characterized by a G?25, (1 rad/sec) or below 1000 Pa, resulting in embedding of the hair of fiber and good adhesion properties on the surface. The invention also encompasses Personal Care Products and Surface Care Articles containing the hydrogel compositions herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fabio Cinelli, Peter Coles, Stephen Allen Goldman, Mario Romano
  • Patent number: 6803100
    Abstract: The invention relates to new rewettable adhesive systems containing colloidal dispersion mixtures obtained by copolymerization of at least one water-soluble monomer with at least one non-water-soluble comonomer in the presence of a micelle-forming emulsifier. The invention also relates to the use of the new adhesive systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Celanese Emulsions GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Hintz, Ivan Cabrera
  • Patent number: 6767629
    Abstract: A transparent tape roll includes a plurality of windings of tape around a central core and further includes an intermediate non-transparent divider placed mid-way between the core and the outermost winding of tape such that the transparent tape is clear to the divider. The divider is placed such that the number or windings between the outermost winding and the divider, and the innermost winding and the divider is such that reflective index of the transparent material as winding layers build up is not substantial enough to effect the clarity of the transparent tape to the divider or core causing clouding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Kumud Shah
  • Publication number: 20040137224
    Abstract: A polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display using the same are disclosed. The polarizing plate includes a polarizer made of a synthetic resin and protective films. The same protective films are attached to both sides of the polarizer. When a FTIR-ATR method is carried out with respect to the both sides of the protective film and a peak intensity (A) in the wavelength range around 1488 cm−1 of one side, a peak intensity (B) in the wavelength range around 1365 cm−1 of one side, a peak intensity (A′) in the wavelength range around 1488 cm−1 of another side and a peak intensity (B′) in the wavelength range around 1365 cm−1 of another side are measured, and (C) and (C′) are represented by the relationships: (A)/(B)=(C) and (A′)/(B′)=(C′), (C)/(C′)≧1.2 is satisfied. The same sides of the protective films having the (C) and (C′) are adhered to both sides of the polarizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Kusumoto, Hisashi Mihara, Atsushi Kitagawa, Eiji Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 6663746
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for fastening a polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface by means of a water based adhesive composition by the following steps: (a) applying a layer of a hydrophilic solid material to a polymeric label to form a hydrophilic layer; (b) applying water or a water based adhesive to the hydrophilic layer to form a fastenable polymeric label; (c) fastening the fastenable polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface; and (d) allowing said the polymeric label to dry on the glass, plastic or metal container or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Process Resources Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek
  • Patent number: 6638613
    Abstract: Therapeutically Enhanced Saliva-Activatable Cellulosic Product comprising a conventional flexible cellulosic paper item having parallel horizontal broad surfaces including an upper-surface and a lower-surface and which surfaces are intersected by an upright longitudinal-edge, said conventional cellulosic paper item being non-conventionally augmented at the upper-surface thereof and nearby along a longitudinal-edge with a saliva-activatable therapeutic-layer carrying at the topical-surface thereof a selectable therapeutic-agent. Among such generally available conventional cellulosic paper items, and thus available for saliva-activatable therapeutic enhance, are conventional rollably secureable cigarette papers, mailing envelopes, epidermally-adherent body bandages, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Todd A. Bland
  • Patent number: 6554940
    Abstract: A pattern-transferring film having a print pattern provided on an upper surface thereof is floated on a liquid surface within a transferring bath and an objective body is immersed into a liquid within the transferring bath together with the pattern transferring film under a liquid pressure so as to transfer the print pattern onto the objective body. The print pattern is obtained by being printed by using an optional printing ink or inks of blue, yellow, red black and white inks or an ink or inks prepared by blending the printing inks. The liquid pressure pattern-transferring ink or inks comprise at least a resin ingredient and a color pigment. The resin ingredient of each of the color inks is composed of a fluoropolymer resin and the color pigment of each of the color inks is an inorganic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Cubic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Otaki, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Misao Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 6544637
    Abstract: An inorganic porous material, having uniform pores defined by pore walls of crystalline titanium oxide. The inorganic porous material may be produced by heating an organic inorganic mesostructured material containing titanium and having a hexagonal crystal phase at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form a porous material having a multiplicity of pores defined by pore walls containing crystalline titanium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Secretary of Agency of Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Katsunori Kosuge
  • Patent number: 6506445
    Abstract: A versatile method for the manufacturing of image transfer sheets which provide users with cold transferring images without using supplemental heat in the course of image transfer to a wide variety of substrates includes printing an image with water-based ink onto an image transfer sheet that has a coating of water-accepting adhesive. A method of manufacturing image transfer sheets includes first applying a water impermeable layer onto a flexible substrate. A layer of water-activatable adhesive is applied upon the water impermeable layer. The adhesive is then dried in a dryer with dehumidified air. A water permeable detack layer is then applied upon the layer of adhesive. In a particular embodiment, the sheet further includes a water-accepting image holding layer in between the water-accepting adhesive layer and the water impermeable layer. The image holding layer becomes water-resisting when heated to within a range of activation temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Ghanshyam H. Popat, Shiaonung Su, Thomas Mammen, Frederick Miekka, Andre Saint, Brett Ulrich, Omar Attia
  • Patent number: 6482481
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup having an improved seal. The cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated (or in some instances partially coated) on its outside surface with a foamed low density polyethylene, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The bottom panel member is coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed low density polyethylene or foamed or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a heat seal at an interface between a portion of the unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the inside surface of the body member and a portion of unfoamed low density polyethylene or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the upper surface of the bottom panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Fredricks, Michael A. Breining, William R. Pucci, Donald C. McCarthy, David C. Brown, Richard A. Segan, Walter Malakhow
  • Patent number: 6368687
    Abstract: A low trauma pressure-sensitive adhesive coated substrate comprising a sheet material, tape or laminate structure designed to adhere to skin or like surfaces. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of this adhesive coated substrate is a fibrous adhesive layer generally having a basis weight of from 5 to 200 g/m2 applied to a conformable backing or substrate. The fibrous adhesive layer has a textured outer face and persistent porosity between discrete adhesive fibers. Generally, the fibrous adhesive layer has a MVTR (measured by ASTM E 96-80 at 40° C.) of at least 1000 g/m2/day, preferably at least 6000 g/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eugene G. Joseph, Richard Ferber, Donald Battles, Joseph Tucker, James K. Young
  • Patent number: 6324811
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for interior decorating an extended-area surface in which a lightweight non-fabric sheet stock is permanently preprinted and sealed on its entire outwardly-disposed surface, and coated on its inwardly-disposed surface with a dry prepaste capable of being activated by moistening with water. Hand-torn pieces are wetted and applied with ragged hand-torn edges overlapping which, as dried, are seam-free to sight or touch. Wall papering can be carried out without matching patterns or concern with plumb lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventors: Jane S. Gauss, Liza M. Glenn
  • Patent number: 6322867
    Abstract: A bookbinding structure and method. The bookbinding structure is, used to bind pages together in existing, commercially available binding machines. The bookbinding structure has a heat activated adhesive matrix for binding the pages. To attach a wrap-around book cover once the pages have been bound with the bookbinding structure, an adhesive on the outer surface of the bookbinding structure may be exposed by removing a release liner covering the adhesive. The book cover may then be adhered to the exposed adhesive either by a heat method or by applying pressure over the adhesive, depending on the particular type of adhesive of the bookbinding structure. The book cover may be printed with information and/or graphics prior to being wrapped around the pages of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Rush, Laura H. Rush
  • Patent number: 6306242
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for fastening a polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface by means of a water based adhesive composition by the following steps: (a) applying a layer of a hydrophilic solid material to a polymeric label to form a hydrophilic layer; (b) applying water or a water based adhesive to the hydrophilic layer to form a fastenable polymeric label; (c) fastening the fastenable polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface; and (d) allowing said the polymeric label to dry on the glass, plastic or metal container or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek
  • Patent number: 6280562
    Abstract: A contact adhering method comprising the steps of: (1) applying a layer of a moisture curable adhesive to at least one of two adherends; (2) maintaning the two adherends in non-contact with each other for a period of time until the surface of the layer of moisture curable adhesive develops tack as a result of exposure to atmospheric moisture; and (3) bringing the two adherends into contact with each other in a tack range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Cemedine Company, LTD
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Nishikawa, Eiichi Okuno, Toshiharu Horie, Zyunzo Makino, Hiroshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 6203900
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for the detection of microorganisms, which comprises a laminate of an adhesive layer mainly composed of a water-soluble polymer and a water-permeable membrane which does not allow passage of the microorganisms; a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for the detection of microorganisms, wherein the surface of the adhesive layer has a contact angle with water of not more than 90°; and a method for detecting a microorganism, which comprises bringing the surface of an adhesive layer of a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet into contact with the surface of a test object, and then bringing the surface of the adhesive layer into contact with water, said adhesive layer or water containing a chromogenic reagent. The use of the laminate makes it possible to leave only stained microorganisms on the water-permeable membrane and to precisely observe the color developed by the microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Saika, Shuji Senda, Yoshitaka Kazuse, Akio Iwama, Tetsuji Sugii, Masao Nasu, Katsuji Tani, Nobuyasu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6071833
    Abstract: A patch for repair or finishing of surfaces, such as drywall or plaster walls and ceilings, wherein the patch includes a liquid-hardenable material (such as a water-hardenable material) coated on and/or impregnated in a substrate or carrier. The patch is wetted and then applied to the surface of the wall or ceiling and pressed against the surface. The liquid-hardenable material becomes gel-like and adheres the patch to the surface. Upon drying, it sets to a hard coating overlying a hole, crack, recess or joint in the wall or ceiling. If necessary, joint compound or the like can be applied to the edges of the patch to provide a smooth taper to the surrounding surface. The liquid-hardenable material can be a cement, plaster, resin or glass composition. The carrier can be paper, or a fabric comprised of natural or synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventors: Albert D'Alisa, Scott Frey, Dana Owen, Mark Viola
  • Patent number: 6063067
    Abstract: A disposable diaper has a pair of first surface fastener members supported by a rear flap of a diaper body and a second surface fastener member supported by a front flap of the diaper body. The first and second surface fastener members have first and second engaging elements; the first and/or second engaging elements are made of water-soluble resin. After approximately 1/3 to 2/5 of the diaper body on the side of the rear flap is folded inwardly, the diaper body is wound into a roll toward the front flap, and then the water-soluble resin of the first and/or second engaging elements is dissolved with water. Then the first surface fastener members are pressed against the second surface fastener member to fasten the diaper body in roll as waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takizawa, Masashi Doi, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 6060160
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive tape for bonding a golf grip to a shaft of a golf club. The tape construction includes a carrier or substrate having a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side and an activatable adhesive on the other side. A release liner may be applied to protect the adhesive layers. The pressure sensitive adhesive is utilized to adhere the tape to the shaft of the club leaving the activatable adhesive on the outside of the tape. In a preferred embodiment, the adhesive is activated using a soap-water mixture which causes the adhesive first to become slippery allowing application of the grip and then setting-up to bond the grip to the club. Alternatively, the adhesive may be activated using a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Compac Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis G. Fontanilla
  • Patent number: 5985406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separable fastener which can be appropriately used as a fastening means for disposable products. In a separable fastener composed of a base part and a multiplicity of engaging elements raised from the obverse side of the base part, a water-soluble resinous material is present at least on the reverse side of the base part. Advantageously, a resin which manifests adhesiveness on absorbing water is used for the water-soluble resinous material. In another mode of the separable fastener, the base part and the engaging elements are made of a water-soluble resinous material and/or a biodegradable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takizawa, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 5919562
    Abstract: A repositionable mouse pad (20) for a computer having an input device (30) operatively connected to the computer. The mouse pad includes a tracking surface (22) having upper and lower surfaces (26) and (28). The upper surface being textured for precise tracking of the pointing device. The mouse pad also includes an attachment member (24) bonded on the lower surface of the tracking surface and includes an adhesive (34). The attachment member is bonded to the lower surface of the tracking surface such that the adhesive side faces outwardly away from the tracking surface. The adhesive side is renewable to restore its adhesive strength by cleaning the adhesive side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: GM Nameplate, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Root
  • Patent number: 5901919
    Abstract: Adhesive tape for flying reel change in paper finishing machines or the like, having a paper backing and a water-soluble self-adhesive composition, characterized in that the paper backing (2) is coated on one side with a water-soluble self-adhesive composition (3) while part of the reverse side of the paper backing (2) is provided with a double-sided adhesive tape (6), which in turn has a readily splicing paper backing (7) which is provided on both sides with water-soluble self-adhesive composition (8 and 9 respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventor: Uwe Wienberg
  • Patent number: 5851661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyurethane hot melt adhesives that are hardened by the action of moisture and which contain at least one reaction product from a component that contains NCO groups and an essentially linear hydroxypolyester, hydroxypolyether, and/or hydroxypolyetherester component. In addition, the present invention relates to a procedure for manufacturing a material that is permeable to water only in vapor form, this being in the form of a fiber material, in particular in the form of a web, which is joined to a polyurethane film, in which the fiber material is coated with a polyurethane material and subsequently the polyurethane material is hardened to form a water-vapor permeable film. The present invention also relates to a material that is permeable to water only in vapor form and which is in the form of a fiber material, in particular in the form of a web, that is bonded to a polyurethane film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Financing, Inc.
    Inventors: Harald Werenicz, Franz Maitz, Walter Nussbaumer, Ludwig Stingl, Franz Peter Schmitz
  • Patent number: 5851662
    Abstract: The invention provides an adhesive sheet comprising a surface stock and an adhesive layer, the adhesive layer containing a copolymer, the copolymer comprising, based on the copolymer;(a) 5 to 40% by weight of at least one member selected from a carboxylic acid-modified rosin ester monomer and a rosin ester monomer, and if desired,(b) 5 to 40% by weight of a (poly)ethylene glycol (meth)acrylate monomer,(c) 30 to 60% by weight of a (meth)acrylic acid C.sub.4-18 alkyl ester monomer, and if desired,(d) 20% by weight or less of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid-containing monomer, and(e) 20% by weight or less of another monomer which is copolymerizable with components (a), (b) and (c) and component (d) to be used when required. When the adhesive containing the copolymer comprising component (d) and a crosslinking agent, the adhesive sheet has removability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: New Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Akira Kunihiro, Hiroyuki Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 5780150
    Abstract: A paper-film laminate sealing tape for sealing a corrugated board carton or other article fabricated of recyclable material. The tape is composed of a base ply formed of high-strength, oriented synthetic plastic film whose opposing surfaces are corona-discharge treated to render them wettable and receptive to adhesives, and a paper face ply adhesively laminated to the base ply. The exposed surface of the base plastic-film ply is coated with a water-remoistenable adhesive, so that when this adhesive is moistened in a tape dispenser, the sealing tape can then be adhered to the carton. Since the remoistenable adhesive is coated on the plastic film ply which is water-impermeable, when this adhesive is moistened with water it remains in a moistened state in a condition to be applied to the carton for a relatively long "open-time" period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventors: Gilbert Bloch, Gerald Bloch, Arnold B. Finestone
  • Patent number: 5686180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive containing a primary water soluble adhesive agent, an adhesion promoter for providing initial tack to composition, and a water soluble polymer comprising an imine compound in an amount sufficient to provide adhesion to polymeric films and preferential anchorage of such films to a substrate. The primary adhesive agent is generally present in the amount of about 2 to 60% by weight, the adhesion promoter is generally present in an amount of about 5 to 30% by weight and the imine compound is generally present in the amount of about 0.1 to 7% by weight of the adhesive, with the balance being water. The adhesive include one or more of the following optional components: a primary chelating agent in an amount of about 0.5 to 6% by weight, a thinning agent in an amount of up to about 1% by weight, or a secondary chelating agent, a wetting agent, or a humectant, each in an amount of up to about 3% by weight of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Central Products Company
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Rivlin, Sam B. Vodoor, William A. Herring
  • Patent number: 5679456
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin structure comprising a thermoplastic resin and reinforcing fibers, having a ratio (Lw/Ln) of the number average fiber length (Ln) to the weight average fiber length (Lw) of the uniformly dispersed reinforcing fibers of 1.1 to 5, and having a weight average fiber length of 1.0 mm to 200 mm as well as a process and extruder for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Sakai, Motoki Hiratsuka, Akihiko Watanabe, Motonobu Yamada
  • Patent number: 5626955
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive tape that employs a water-absorptive backing, a microparticle-containing pressure sensitive adhesive and a water-dispersible component is provided. A method of bonding close fitting parts is also disclosed. In the method, a microparticle-containing pressure sensitive adhesive tape (with or without the water-dispersible component in the adhesive) is employed. Articles made using the tape and/or by the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Goetz, Daniel P. Pohl, Mary L. Brown
  • Patent number: 5624751
    Abstract: Use of a paper carrier for the production of a repulpable carton sealing tape which is finished on one side with a repulpable self-adhesive composition and on the other side with a repulpable silicone-free release based on a copolymer of amide/styrene together with a film-forming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Spies, Peter Gleichenhagen, Herbert Knolle, Robert Meyer, Andreas Westphal
  • Patent number: 5609932
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive tape that employs a water-absorptive backing, a microparticle-containing pressure sensitive adhesive and a water-dispersible component is provided. A method of bonding close fitting parts is also disclosed. In the method, a microparticle-containing pressure sensitive adhesive tape (with or without the water-dispersible component in the adhesive) is employed. Articles made using the tape and/or by the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Goetz, Daniel P. Pohl, Mary L. Brown
  • Patent number: 5604033
    Abstract: An adhesive composition formed by admixing under melt conditions (a) 50-95% by weight of a moisture cross-linkable silane-grafted polyolefin having a melt viscosity of less than 100,000 cps, and (b) 5-50% by weight of a polyolefin grafted with at least one ethylenically-unsaturated carboxylic acid or anhydride, and derivatives thereof. The grafted polyolefin has a melt viscosity of less than 100,000 cps, and contains a catalyst for moisture cross-linking of the silane-grafted polyolefin of (a). The adhesive may be used to bond a variety of substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Du Pont Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor C. Arthurs, Peter Y. Kelly, John R. B. Boocock, Wayne F. Bryce
  • Patent number: 5580630
    Abstract: A multi-layer article that includes a layer of a water-soluble polymer that provides a water-removable, non-tacky film over an adhesive layer and/or acts as an adhesive for securing the multi-layer article to a substrate, such as concrete, when wetted. The article forms a water barrier capable of being secured to an area of potential water flow including a layer of flexible, water-impermeable sheet material having a continuous or discontinuous coating of a water-soluble polymer thereon. When the water-soluble polymer is wetted to at least partially solubilize the water-soluble coating, the polymer readily adheres the article to a substrate at the area of potential water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: AMCOL International Corporation
    Inventor: Stacy W. Byrd
  • Patent number: 5569527
    Abstract: Adhesive system for forming a resilient boxtoe structure. The system includes a coated substrate and a solution having a pH greater than 7.0 for activating the coating. Upon activation, the coating becomes tacky, enabling it to adhere to the upper and lining portions of the shoe to form a boxtoe. The coating is an acid copolymer which retains its modulus upon activation and assures a strong bond between the upper and lining of the shoe. It is preferred that the solution be an aqueous solution including additives such as ammonia to assure a pH exceeding 7.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Bixby International Corporation
    Inventors: Judith A. Waterhouse, Christopher J. Van Remoortel, Roy H. Caproni
  • Patent number: 5569515
    Abstract: A linerless pressure sensitive adhesive label comprising a substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer coated onto at least a portion of one side of the substrate, and a continuous protective layer of polyethylene or amide wax substantially overcoating the pressure sensitive adhesive, thereby masking the tackiness of the substrate. Also included is a method of making a linerless pressure sensitive adhesive label comprising the steps of applying a pressure sensitive adhesive to one side of a substrate, and applying a continuous polyethylene or amide wax protective layer substantially over the pressure sensitive adhesive, thereby masking the tackiness of the substrate. Also disclosed is a method of using the linerless pressure sensitive adhesive label comprising the steps of at least partially removing the protective layer to thereby expose the pressure sensitive adhesive and subsequently affixing the label to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Rice, II, Joseph W. Langan