Including Moisture Or Waterproof Component Patents (Class 428/351)
  • Patent number: 5968661
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a heat-shrink band, which is to be thermally expanded and fitted over the outer periphery of the panel portion of a cathode ray tube, which has at least a 20% elongation at an ambient temperature and at least a 40 kg/mm.sup.2 stress of yielding point after the heating and cooling, in particular one comprised by a dual phase cold rolled steel sheet comprising a ferrite phase and a martensite phase or a cold rolled steel sheet containing a retained austenite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Saito, Shiro Kenmotsu, Tomio Aoki, Kunikazu Tomita, Yasuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 5958529
    Abstract: A side entry heat recoverable article. The heat recoverable article comprises a longitudinal body member composed of a cross-linked polymer and having a generally C-shaped cross section. The body member preferably includes circumferential ribs. A layer of adhesive adjacent to the interior surface of the body member may be co-extruded with the body member or provided separately. The heat recoverable article is preferably used for repairing damaged wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Inho Myong, David W. Solano
  • Patent number: 5925427
    Abstract: A core for an elastomeric tubing assembly is produced from a ribbon helically wound on itself to form a cylindrical tube. The edges of the ribbon are formed to interlock with each other and are contoured to facilitate ultrasonic welding of the edges. A support member is coextruded in the ribbon to provide increased resistance to premature collapse of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James L. Sadlo, Gene J. Melancon
  • Patent number: 5925430
    Abstract: A plastic closure comprising a base wall and a peripheral skirt. The base wall has an inner surface and a liner is bonded to the inner surface of the base wall of the closure. The liner comprises a fusion blend of a linear ethylene polymer made utilizing single-site catalysts and a lubricant. Preferably the linear ethylene polymer is selected from the group consisting of ethylene-1-octene copolymers and ethylene-1-butene copolymers. The liner is preferably compression molded in the closure. The lubricant comprises an amide, preferably selected from the group consisting of oleamide, erucamide, stearamide, and EBS (ethylene bis stearamide).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Bayer, James G. Mierzwiak
  • Patent number: 5922423
    Abstract: In a core assembly, a stretchable sleeve capable of recovering toward an initial unstretched configuration is supported on a hollow core. The core includes a plurality of structural elements connected by a plurality of linking elements that extend transversely of the structural elements. A mechanism is provided and connected to the distal end of the core whereby the core can be withdrawn from the sleeve in its axial direction by manipulating the mechanism allowing the sleeve to return to the initial unstretched configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Daniel L. Jeremko
  • Patent number: 5904964
    Abstract: Linear low density copolymer of ethylene/1-hexene is made processible into heat shrinkable film by a continuous process starting with the extrusion of the copolymer as a film. The production rate of heat shrinkable film made from linear low density copolymer of ethylene/1-octene-can be increased by the step of blending a minor proportion of highly branched low density polyethylene with either copolymer prior to extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: John Douglas Snyder
  • Patent number: 5902654
    Abstract: A process that involves the packaged polymerization of olefinic monomer(s) and catalyst systems comprising a transition metal species that mediates the polymerization of the monomer(s) is disclosed. This process provides a way to use the resultant polymer without extensive further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Davidson, Brook F. Duerr, Allen R. Siedle, Katherine A. Brown, Craig E. Hamer
  • Patent number: 5885681
    Abstract: Absorbent products and components for use in absorbent products are disclosed. These absorbent products comprise pressure-sensitive adhesive microfibers and thermoplastic polymer microfibers, that when incorporated into absorbent products provide good liquid transport properties, resiliency, and attachment systems; and further mask odors associated with bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralf Korpman
  • Patent number: 5869153
    Abstract: Heat-shrinkable sleeves of relatively opaque polymeric material having a relatively transparent integral strip (or other formation) to facilitate positioning of the sleeve on an article about which it is to be shrunk. The opaque portions of the sleeves preferably incorporate sufficient flame-retardant additives to compensate for the absence of such additives from the transparent portions, which transparent portions preferably occupy less of the sleeve surface than the opaque portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventors: Alistair Alfred Preston Sutherland, Sean Michael Lewington, Keith Nelson Melton
  • Patent number: 5837336
    Abstract: A film-wrapped article consisting of a rectangular product wrapped with a heat-shrinkable plastic film in intimate contact therewith, the upper and under edge portions of the film being overlapped and sealed together along the body of the wrap to form a seal. A part of the seal on one side of the article is formed as a weakly joined zone whose adhesion strength increases by continuous or stepwise gradations from an opening zone where the adhesion strength is the lowest toward the both ends of the article. The weakly joined zone is made up of joined and unjoined regions extending along the interface between the upper and under edge portions, in a repetitive pattern of the regions varying in adhesion strength with changes in the area ratio of the joined and unjoined regions. The wrap has a cut for unwrapping use made in the opening or neighboring zone of the upper edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ichimura, Tatsuo Fujii
  • Patent number: 5800886
    Abstract: The support is designed to keep in expanded condition an elastic covering sleeve for elongated cylindrical elements such as electric cable joints and the like. The support comprises a tape wound spirally in side-by-side turns so as to take on a cylindrical tubular form and mutual constraint means between the turns to keep the tape in wound condition. In accordance with the invention the tape and the constraint means are provided in different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Pirelli Cavi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ubaldo Vallauri, Francesco Portas
  • Patent number: 5783272
    Abstract: A thin, tacky, non-pourable film of incompatible in situ-expandable thermoplastic particles and thermosettable matrix resin that contains an essentially uniform density and thickness across the breadth of the film. The in situ-expandable mass is not pourable yet can be easily dispensed in a uniform manner within a mold and thereafter expanded to the dimensions of the mold. Composites and reinforced compositions, as well as methods of molding, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Dexter Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond S. Wong
  • Patent number: 5776605
    Abstract: A replacement surface covering an existing surface conforming surface irregularities of the existing surface to present a top surface with a relatively smooth contour, and a self-curing, waterproof adhesive layer which envelops and seals any cracks on the existing surface and promotes an intimate bond between the replacement surface and the existing surface. A design layer may be provided between the replacement surface and the existing surface. Double-sided tape may also be used to secure the replacement surface to the existing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 5766705
    Abstract: A marker sleeve assembly having a length of marker sleeves and a carrier configured such that the length of marker sleeves is oriented parallel to the carrier. The length of marker sleeves is held in a fixed, straight line adjoining the carrier, thereby reducing movement during the printing operation. Additionally, markings may be applied to both the length of marker sleeves and the carrier in a single printing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: John Terence O'Brien, C. Joseph Weber, Francis Yankello
  • Patent number: 5759660
    Abstract: A plastic covered article for a railing which includes an elongate core encased in a seamless, plastic casing. The casing is heat shrunk to conform with the exterior surface of the core. The core is thereby covered along its length with a weather-resistant casing which requires no periodic field maintenance.The railing articles of the present invention are fabricated by heating a tube of plastic material and causing the tube to expand. The elongate core is inserted into the expanded tube to encapsulate the core. The tube encapsulating the core is again heated to shrink the tube tightly against the core such that the tube conforms to the exterior surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark L. Coulis
  • Patent number: 5756169
    Abstract: A bowing value, expressed in terms of the curvature, of less than 10 mm is obtained by an additional heat treatment step at temperatures greater than C. to C. after the transverse stretching, the heat-setting and the cooling of the film. The polyolefin film contains a propylene polymer with at least 90% by weight of polypropylene or contains a polypropylene blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst AG
    Inventors: Herbert Peiffer, Gunter Schloegl
  • Patent number: 5756577
    Abstract: This invention is related to the production and application of heat- shrinkable films derived from a mixture of styrene-butadiene copolymer and polyolefin type resins produced by any of the known processes for polymeric films production. Thermal and mechanical properties of the films derived from this invention makes them suitable to be used, among other applications and with no restriction to the field of this invention, in heat-shrinkable labels, safety seals and overwrap type packaging, blister type thermoformed packaging and in general terms for any kind of packaging, overwrap safety packaging such as the employed to pack audiocassettes, videocassettes, books, magazines, etc., to protect them from tampering, as well as in general applications for packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Grupo Cydsa, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Mario Humberto Gutierrez-Villarreal
  • Patent number: 5741563
    Abstract: Shrink films prepared from metallocene catalyzed propylene homopolymers and copolymers are provided. The films exhibit a unique balance of properties as compared to known shrink films including higher stiffness, tensile strength and moisture barrier, lower extractables, improved shrinkage and increased shrink tension. In addition, the shrink behavior of the film can be substantially tailored by modifying the amount of comonomer present in the propylene polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Aspy Keki Mehta, Michael Chia-Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 5736208
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable shed (2) is mounted on a power cable (12) and sealed thereto by a hot-melt adhesive (10). Four projections (8) are equispaced around the interior surface of the shed (2) to penetrate the adhesive (10) and to engage the outer surface of the cable (12) to enhance the longitudinal retention of the shed (2) on the cable (12), particularly under conditions of thermal cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Raychem GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Hermann Otto Wilck, Sean Michael Lewington
  • Patent number: 5733614
    Abstract: An arrangement for tightly enclosing a substrate with a heat-shrinking plastic sleeve (1), which has thickened sections (2, 3) along its longitudinal edges, has at least two rails (4, 5) pushed on the sleeve (1) after it has been placed around the substrate. The rails hold the longitudinal edges of the sleeve (1) together before, during and after the heat-shrinking. The two rails (4, 5) form a junction area and S-shaped profiles (6, 7) are placed in the junction area on both sides of the thickened edge sections (2, 3) and are enclosed by both of the rails (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Alcatel Kabel AG & Co.
    Inventor: Werner Stieb
  • Patent number: 5733613
    Abstract: The invention relates to synthetic plastic sheeting which is in the form of a flexible synthetic plastic film of material which has a biocide incorporated therein. The biocide can serve to inhibit the growth of different microorganisms that cause bio-deterioration and, as such, the film can be used for packaging of or the covering, or protection of, products that are exposed to bio-deterioration. The sheeting can also be provided in sleeve form permitting fitting on timber poles, for covering regions of poles to be disposed underground, in use, thereby protecting these regions against bio-deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Albin Alexander Wladyslaw Baecker
  • Patent number: 5721136
    Abstract: A sheet of material seals vessels for biochemical reactions which undergo thermal cycling, and comprises a multilayer composite sheet which is placed over the openings of one or more reaction vessels. The multilayer composite sheet material has at least two layers, one layer providing strength and integrity to the material and the second layer being relatively thick comprising a deformable substance with a tacky surface to contact and seal vessels for biochemical reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: MJ Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Finney, Paul Titcomb
  • Patent number: 5718953
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable tubing formed substantially from a polyphenylene sulfide, which can be produced by stretching an unstretched tubing formed substantially from a polyphenylene sulfide 1.05 to 4.5 times in the longitudinal direction and 1.3 to 4.5 times in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction at to C.; and a surface-covered inorganic material product which is obtained by covering an inorganic material product with the above tubing and then subjecting the tubing to heat shrinkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Teiyo Limited
    Inventors: Kozo Shikama, Seiki Mukai
  • Patent number: 5716695
    Abstract: A laminated multilayer film substrate for use in the production of banknotes. The film substrate includes a first layer comprising at least about 50 weight percent of a high density polyethylene having a density of at least about 0.95, the first layer oriented in at least a first direction to a degree which is at least three times greater than the degree of orientation present in a direction substantially normal to the first direction, and a second layer comprising at least about 50 weight percent of a high density polyethylene having a density of at least about 0.95, the second layer oriented in at least a first direction to a degree which is at least three times greater than the degree of orientation present in a direction substantially normal to the first direction, wherein the second layer is laminated to the film substrate so that the first direction of orientation of the second layer is substantially normal to the first direction of orientation of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventors: Gordon L. Benoit, Rudolf VanderVelden
  • Patent number: 5714225
    Abstract: The skin plate product according to the invention is an adhesive, flat skin plate product for use as a semi-manufacture in the production of dressings, skin and wound care devices, fastening means for dressings, ostomy equipment, wound drains and catheters for incontinence equipment, in particular for men, and for use in electrodes for application to the skin, the said skin plate product having an area being delimited by the periphery of the product, and a first surface and a second surface consisting of two or more essentially non-mixed material units (1, 1', 2, 2', 2a, 2b, 2c, 4, 11, 12, 21, 21', 22, 22', 31, 32, 33, 41, 42, 43), at least two material units being of different material, of which at least one material unit is a skin friendly self-adhesive material, and where a first material unit (1, 1', 11, 21, 21', 31, 41) extends throughout the area of the entire product, this material unit further constituting at least a portion of the first surface (6, 26, 26', 36, 46) and the second surface (5, 25, 25',
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Christian Hansen, Tarras Wanheim
  • Patent number: 5714256
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a nonwoven fabric with a wide bonding window by forming a nonwoven web from a thermoplastic polymer blend including from about 0.5 weight percent to about 25 weight percent of syndiotactic polypropylene and then thermally bonding the nonwoven web by a method such as thermal point bonding, through-air-bonding and ultrasonic bonding. Such a web has a bonding window at least F. wider than that of a similar web without syndiotactic polypropylene. Ideally, the bonding window will extend at least F. below that of a similar web without syndiotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Lou DeLucia, Robert Leslie Hudson
  • Patent number: 5709914
    Abstract: A selected endothermic agent having a heat of reaction is embedded within an absorbent supporting open cell network matrix. The matrix is capable of being shaped into a form retaining body for the controlled transfer of heat by radiation, convection, and conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Claude Q. C. Hayes
  • Patent number: 5702799
    Abstract: A novel texture for providing improved gripping of bare skin on wet surfaces is disclosed. In one embodiment, the novel texture is employed on a swimming pool touchpad assembly (10) at a start/finish end wall (12) of a swimming pool (14). The texture includes distributed ultra-fine particles (44) having a dimension of less than 100 microns and, preferably, less than 50 microns, and provides an unexpected "dry" feeling for enhanced slip resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Colorado Time Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David Brown, Paul von der Lippe, Susan von der Lippe
  • Patent number: 5702784
    Abstract: The heat shrinkable film includes at least one of an ethylene-propylene random copolymer and an ethylene-propylene-butene random copolymer and a propylene-butene copolymer of low crystallinity, which is biaxially stretched simultaneously by a ratio of 2.0-3.5 times for each of the machine direction and the transverse direction by a wet heating method. The film preferably has a tensile elongation at breaking of more than 200%, and a heat shrinking ratio of more than 8% for each of the machine direction and the transverse direction when it is immersed in glycerine at C. for 30 sec. Since the file is excellent in tensile elongation and has satisfactory heat shrinkability at low temperature, it is suitable as a film for use in an automatic L-bar sealer in which a tensile elongation at breaking is an important factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Gunze Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Nishimura, Kiyoshi Sogabe, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Shinji Arai
  • Patent number: 5700528
    Abstract: A resiliently flexible ring of dimensionally heat-recoverable polymeric material whose tubular length is less than its notional circular diameter, formed so that it inherently maintains a non-circular open configuration enabling it to grip resiliently an object around which it is placed in use prior to heat-recovery, the maximum transverse dimension of the said object being at least 2.5% less, preferably at least 5% less, than the notional circular diameter of the ring. The ring preferably has at least three "corners" of relatively small radius of curvature, preferably evenly spaced around its circumference. Use of the rings is described for damping the noise of chain-drive sprocket wheels and for connecting flexible hoses to supply outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Ronald Leslie Fitch
  • Patent number: 5683767
    Abstract: An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene thin-wall pipe which is uniform in thickness and free from a folded mark as well as a method of and an apparatus for manufacturing the same. The ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene thin-wall pipe is manufactured by supplying ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene into and melting and kneading, continuously extruding the molten substance of the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene from a die connected to a screw of the screw extruder to form a cylindrical roughly shaped article, and diametrically expanding the cylindrical roughly extruded article by means of a tapered core and taking up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiraki, Iwatosi Suzuki, Kunie Hiroshige
  • Patent number: 5670223
    Abstract: A core for a cold-shrink tubing assembly is produced from a ribbon helically wound on itself to form a cylindrical tube. The edges of the ribbon are formed to interlock with each other and are contoured to facilitate ultrasonic welding of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James L. Sadlo, Eugene J. Melancon
  • Patent number: 5660660
    Abstract: An article (2) in which at least part of a surface (8) of a polymeric element has an embossed pattern (6). The article may be either heat-recoverable or non-heat-recoverable. If the article is heat-recoverable, when heated the article recovers and the embossed surface becomes substantially smooth. The change in surface texture can be used to indicate that sufficient heat has been applied to the article to achieve adequate recovery and/or to adequately melt an attached adhesive layer (10). In another embodiment, the article (2) is in the form of a patch (14) which can be used to secure the opposing longitudinal edges of heat-recoverable article which is in the form of a wraparound sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Walter J. Greuel, Jr., George Pieslak, Efrain Renteria, Stanley Simpson, Jan L. Vansant, Barnie A. Wallace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5654877
    Abstract: A lead-on-chip integrated circuit assembly comprising at least one extremely thin adhesive layer transferred from a carrier onto the face of an integrated circuit chip, and a lead frame laminated to the last adhesive layer, with cured adhesive acting as an insulator, wherein said lead frame is aligned and connected to integrated circuit chip connection pads. This lead-on-chip integrated circuit assembly may be encapsulated. Thermally conductive and electrically insulating filling may be included with the adhesive to improve heat conduction from the integrated circuit ("IC"). Compliant adhesive reduces thermally induced stresses between the lead frame and IC chip. Both the improved thermal performance and reduced moisture absorption of the encapsulated assembly improves the reliability of the integrated circuit package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Staktek Corporation
    Inventor: Carmen D. Burns
  • Patent number: 5650228
    Abstract: A replacement surface for bathtub and shower floors comprising a liner covering substantially the entire bottom interior surface of the bathtub or shower with a peripheral relief allowing access to a drain and conforming surface irregularities of the bottom interior surface to present a top surface with a relatively smooth contour, and a self-curing, waterproof adhesive layer which envelops and seals any cracks on the bottom interior surface and promotes an intimate bond between the liner and the bottom interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 5641821
    Abstract: Molding materials comprisingA) polymers of propylene and up to 20% by weight of further monomers, containingB) from 0.05 to 0.4% by weight of a monofunctional or polyfunctional carboxamide or of a carboxamide mixture having a molecular weight of from 150 to 600 andc) from 0.1 to 3.0% by weight of an ethylene polymer with up to 20% by weight of comonomers, having a density of from 0.890 to 0.945 g/cm.sup.3 and an MFI of from 10 to 100 g/10 min, measured according to ISO 1133 at kg.The films and moldings produced using the novel molding materials have particularly good frictional properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erhard Seiler, Werner Schone
  • Patent number: 5639525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer compound for the production of sealing elements for vessel or container closures, which sealing elements when closed have a barrier effect preventing the penetration of gaseous or vaporous substances such as oxygen or aromatic compounds, in particular benzenes, phenyl ethers and suchlike into the vessel and/or show an excess pressure valve effect at interior vessel pressures of between approx. 3 and 10 bar and may be produced by mechanical forming of the unshaped thermally plastified polymer compound and its subsequent hardening directly on or in the vessel closure ("in shell" moulding), comprising a mixture of butyl and/or acrylate rubber and a polymer of an .alpha.-oleflnic unsaturated monomer as well as, if appropriate, one or several further polymer components and common additives such as glide enhancers, pigment, talcum and stabilizers. The invention further relates to a sealing element of this kind and a corresponding vessel or container closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: DS-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Tino Kuhn, Georg Schlenk
  • Patent number: 5629087
    Abstract: A method of adhesively securing first and second members together by sliding movement of the members along an interface where the members are to be joined by an adhesive layer having opposed normally tacky and normally sliding-movement-resistant sides includes the step of applying a liquid to an exposed side of the adhesive side to reduce its tackiness. After sliding assembly of the members, the liquid is transmitted from the side of the adhesive to the interior of the adhesive to enable tack increase at the exposed adhesive side and adhering of the members together. The adhesive includes a moisture absorbing component to enable liquid accumulation at the exposed side and subsequent transmission to the adhesive interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Hartman, Herbert E. Bowling, Jr., Mary K. Senary-Deley
  • Patent number: 5622764
    Abstract: Sterilization indicators utilizing moisture-resistant, water-dispersible, pressure sensitive adhesives are provided. The sterilization indicators comprise at least one backing strip, preferably water-dispersible, which is coated on at least one side with the moisture-resistant, water-dispersible, pressure sensitive adhesive. A sterilization indicator strip is affixed to the backing strip and is easily removable from the sterilization indicator. The indicator tapes are useful to maintain a sterilization wrapper containing articles to be sterilized in a closed position during sterilization, and normal pre- and post-sterilization handling, while also providing a means to indicate if the wrapped articles have passed through a sterilization cycle. After use, the sterilization indicator strip is easily removed, and the adhesives coating the sterilization indicators, and preferably also the backing strips, disperse an aqueous alkali solution, such as are found in commercial laundries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Donald R. Battles
  • Patent number: 5613522
    Abstract: Disclosed are flexible, kink-resistant shaped fabric products which are particularly well adapted for protecting and/or covering elongate substrates, such as cables, conduits, wiring and the like. The shaped fabric products include a wall portion comprising a filament resiliently set in a spiral configuration with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaped product. The wall portion may also preferably comprise a filament in the form of circumferential hoops substantially conforming in shape and size to the cross-sectional configuration of the shaped product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Bentley-Harris Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ford, Richard A. Barlow, Martin I. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 5604016
    Abstract: Sleeve intended to be placed around a container, such as a can or the like, in order to constitute an information medium and formed by a body made of a plastic sheet which is shaped in order to fit on the perimeter of the container and capable of taking printing, wherein at least two flap-forming parts (7, 8) are fixed to the sleeve body (6) by a fixing mechanism (5), each by a first edge parallel to the generatrix of the body (6), and extending so as to be able to end up covering all or part of the sleeve body (6), and wherein at least one of the faces of the flap-forming parts is also capable of taking or displaying printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Decomatic S.A., societe anonyme
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Allegre
  • Patent number: 5601890
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acrylated polyolefin tubing (12) crosslinked by irradiation. The tubing (12) is electrically insulating and can be heat shrunk upon a substrate (14) for perfecting a fluid tight seal therewith. The tubing (12) remains adhesively sealed to the substrate (14) and maintains heat sealability after cyclic autoclave sterilization. Moreover, the subject tubing does not permanently discolor after cyclic gamma or electron beam sterilization. The tubing (12) is particularly useful as an outer sheath for electro-surgical instruments (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Alpha Wire Corporation
    Inventor: Clement U. Bourgault
  • Patent number: 5593771
    Abstract: A barrier laminate for attachment to the outer surface of a structure, such as a house prior to attachment of its siding, to cover joints between structural members assembled to form the structure. The barrier laminate comprises a flexible elongate barrier layer having minute passageways between its major surfaces affording passage of water vapor while restricting the passage of liquid water and air between its major surfaces. A portable carrier having a pair of hubs engaging a roll of the barrier laminate and having a pair of trailing rollers which may be used to adhere exposed layers of pressure sensitive adhesive along each of the opposite edges of the barrier layer to structural members on opposite sides of a joint therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Lawless, Robert H. Heil, Scott R. Pribnow, Duncan R. Russell
  • Patent number: 5585152
    Abstract: A polyamide composition comprising a polyamide resin (A) and a thermoplastic polyurethane resin (B) is provided. In the composition, the polyamide resin (A) constitutes a continuous phase, the thermoplastic polyurethane resin (B) constitutes a dispersed phase, and the tensile modulus of the composition is 7,000 kg/cm.sup.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Tamura, Manabu Takeuchi
  • 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: 5567514
    Abstract: A packaging coding system including at least one roll of moisture-activated adhesive-backed tape with a top side and an underside and two lateral edges, and a layer of moisture-activated adhesive applied to the underside of the tape. The tape has oil absorbed into one or both lateral edges to provide flexibility, waterproofing, and a vapor barrier to prevent activation of the adhesive when the tape is rolled up and at least one colored ink applied to at least one edge of the tape in a predetermined discrete position which serves to code the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Peter N. Gold
  • Patent number: 5552197
    Abstract: Composite materials which generate delayed dimensional change and force due to prestressed fibers constrained and controlled within and by a responsive polymer matrix which yields in a predetermined manner, and methods for preparing the same. In various embodiments the response may be externally-activated on-demand or self-activated time-dependent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: David S. Bettinger
  • Patent number: 5552201
    Abstract: A protective device for the hand is provided which comprises a sheet conforming to the shape of at least part of the hand and having disposed over at least a portion thereof a heat or pressure-sensitive adhesive. The material can be microporous sheet. The devices can be formed on a release sheet preferably conforming in shape to the device. The release sheet can have a solid portion corresponding to the individual finger portions of the device. Conveniently, the devices are formed in a continuous sheet by rupturable lines and release sheets can cover the continuous sheet until ready for use. In a preferred form of the device corresponding portions of the opposed surface readily release from adhesive portions of an adjacent device. The opposed surface has enhanced release properties being treated with a release agent such as silicone. The adhesive bearing portions being adjacent to the release portions of the adjacent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Universal Shield Ltd.
    Inventors: Donald M. Burgess, Nicholas P. R. Legh-Heppel
  • Patent number: 5543223
    Abstract: A multiple layer film useful in moisture barrier packaging applications has at least one layer comprising a blend of propylene polymer or copolymer, and a hydrocarbon resin; and two additional layers comprising a propylene polymer or copolymer, ethylene alpha olefin copolymer, ionomer, polybutene, or blends thereof. A core layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer or other oxygen barrier material, or high density polyethylene, can be included in some embodiments. A preferred embodiment of the multi-layer film exhibits excellent moisture barrier and optical properties, and shrink properties as well if the film has been oriented. High oxygen barrier is also a feature in embodiments including EVOH or other oxygen barrier materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Gautam P. Shah
  • Patent number: 5508073
    Abstract: Uncoated, tightly woven, synthetic filament yarn fabric for manufacturing an air bag. The fabric is manufactured from polyamide yarns having a filament linear density of less than 4 dtex. The air permeability of this fabric is <10 l/dm.sup.2 .multidot.min and its specific stiffness is <1.0.times.10.sup.-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Akzo NV
    Inventors: Wolf R. Krummheuer, Dieter Kaiser, Hans A. Graefe, Volker Siejak