Layer Or Component Removable To Expose Adhesive Patents (Class 428/40.1)
  • Patent number: 10446061
    Abstract: A self-masking label and method of use for wrapping about elongate articles. The label includes a series of label sections positioned end-to-end along the length of the label and supported on a carrier strip during printing. A first label section is configured to be marked or printed with indicia; a second label section may be transparent; a third label section is arranged to overlap the first and second sections and to cover and protect the indicia, during for example, an over-coating procedure; and a fourth label section includes a non-sticky tab section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HELLERMANNTYTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve Hansen, James A. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10446788
    Abstract: An optically transparent adhesive resin composition includes an ester polymer which contains an ester bond within a repeating unit, a (meth)acrylic ester polymer which contains a (meth)acrylic ester bond within the repeating unit, a rubber polymer, and a crystalline polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Sung You, Yong Youl Cho
  • Patent number: 10424817
    Abstract: A pouch type rechargeable battery according to an exemplary embodiment includes: an electrode assembly that includes a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode; a fixing member that includes a first fixing member and a second fixing member positioned at opposite sides of the electrode assembly; and a pouch that is provided with an accommodation part for accommodating the electrode assembly and a sealing part that surrounds the accommodation part and is thermo-bonded, wherein the fixing member may have a first part overlapping the electrode assembly, a second part overlapping the sealing part, and a width of the second part is narrower than the sealing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Kyun Park
  • Patent number: 10414942
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a primer composition. In an embodiment, the primer composition includes a functionalized polyolefin, a functionalized styrenic block copolymer containing greater than or equal to 20 wt % polymerized styrene, a solvent composition and an isocyanate component. The primer composition is suitable for use as an adhesive layer between a substrate and a polyolefin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Qichun Wan, Stephanie K. Anderson, Patricia A. Peart, Kyle D. Anderson, Yongfu Li, Colin LiPiShan
  • Patent number: 10399373
    Abstract: A two-sided articulating note comprises a generally flat writing portion having opposing front and back sides and a hinged edge, an anchor portion, and a joint portion between the anchor portion and the hinged edge. A method of using the note configures the note in a first configuration by securing the anchor portion to an object so that the front side of the writing portion is exposed and the back side of the writing portion faces the object while the note lies flat, writes on the front side of the writing portion while the note is in the first configuration, configures the note in a second configuration by folding over the note about the joint portion to cause the back side of the writing portion to be exposed, and writing on the back side of the writing portion while the note is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Stik Out Cards, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Phillip Van Wagoner
  • Patent number: 10388822
    Abstract: An encased adhesive tape includes: an adhesive tape composite that includes adhesive tapes and connecting components, the adhesive tapes each including a base film and being arranged adjacent to one another in a longitudinal direction of the base film, the connecting components being band-shaped and each being arranged between the adhesive tapes; and a housing that is connected to one end of the adhesive tape composite in the longitudinal direction, and houses the adhesive tape composite. Each of the adhesive tapes includes a non-adhesive region in which an adhesive layer is not disposed, in an end portion out of end portions of the base film in the longitudinal direction, the end portion being on the same side as the one end of the adhesive tape composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Mihara
  • Patent number: 10360823
    Abstract: A label containing a base layer (A) and an adhesive layer (C) provided in contact with one surface of the base layer (A), wherein the base layer (A) contains a thermoplastic resin and at least one of inorganic fine powder and an organic filler, and the base layer (A) is stretched in at least one direction, and the film has an internal bond strength measured according to TAPPI T569 of from 0.4 to 0.95 kg·cm on a side of the adhesive layer (C) and from 0.4 to 1.5 kg·cm on a side opposite thereto, is easily recognized by the naked eye for the fact that the film has been peeled from an adherend, and is difficult to be restored by re-adhering after peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Iwasawa, Kazuhisa Kitamura, Takahiro Zama
  • Patent number: 10350852
    Abstract: A releasable adhesive system for joining a first surface to a second surface. The system includes a primary material having a first portion including at least one first-portion molecule configured to be positioned parallel with at least one first-surface molecule of the first surface, and a second portion, opposite the first portion, including at least one second-portion molecule configured to be positioned parallel with at least second surfaced one molecule of the second surface. The first surface molecule, positioned parallel with the first-surface molecule, is configured to maintain bonds between the first portion and the first surface up to one or more pre-determined three scenarios, such as pre-determined shear, pull, and peel forces being exerted on the first surface. The second portion can function similarly with respect to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Guo, John P. Spicer, Yhu-tin Lin, Ryan C. Sekol, Jeffrey A. Abell, Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10352345
    Abstract: An adhesive-bonded attachment device includes a mounting base including a mounting surface, a structural adhesive disposed on the mounting surface, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed on the mounting surface bordering the structural adhesive, wherein the structural adhesive and the pressure-sensitive adhesive define a bonding surface configured to be bonded to a contact surface of a structure, and an attachment feature disposed on said mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nick S. Evans, Lenny E. Lay
  • Patent number: 10301515
    Abstract: An easily dismantlable adhesive composition containing: an acrylic block polymer having a poly(meth)acrylate chain (A) formed of a carboxyl precursor group-containing (meth)acrylate monomer (a) and a poly(meth)acrylate chain (B) that contains, as monomer components, a (meth)acrylate (b) having an alkyl group having 1 to 14 carbon atoms and a polar group-containing monomer (c); and either an acid catalyst or an acid generator, makes it possible to achieve favorable adhesiveness and dismantlability and suppress stick-slip at the time of dismantlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: DIC CORPORATION, OSAKA CITY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akikazu Matsumoto, Eriko Sato, Akinori Morino, Koujirou Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10292442
    Abstract: An adornment assembly for an article has a base assembly made up of a plurality of layers in stacked relationship. A first of the layers has a thickness between oppositely facing first and second surfaces. A second layer has a thickness between oppositely facing third and fourth surfaces. The first surface is for application to an exposed surface on an article. The base assembly has an exposed surface on one of the layers that faces oppositely to the first surface. A discrete component has a thickness between oppositely facing surfaces and is applied to the base assembly so that one of the oppositely facing component surfaces is exposed for viewing together with the exposed surface on the one of the plurality of layers on the base assembly. At least a part of the thickness of the discrete component resides within the combined thickness of the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 10283017
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes: a printable front side which is non-opaque to IR radiation; an adhesive layer for sticking the label to an application medium, the adhesive force of the front side being less than the gripping force of the adhesive layer; and a compound exhibiting a certain behavior when illuminated by the IR radiation through the front side, the electromagnetic response of the compound during the illumination by the IR radiation being detectable through the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ARJOBEX
    Inventors: Sandrine Rancien, Brauge Laurent
  • Patent number: 10262561
    Abstract: A labeling assembly is shown and described herein. A labeling assembly for laminating labels may include a label sheet, a laminating sheet and an alignment member. The alignment member may allow folding of the label sheet and laminating sheet. The label sheet may include a facestock sheet and a liner sheet. Labels may be pre-cut in the facestock sheet. The laminating sheet may include a laminae film sheet and a liner sheet. Protective covers may be pre-cut in the liner sheet and laminae overlays may be pre-cut in the laminae film sheet. The protective covers may be removed to expose an adhesive portion of the laminae overlay. The label sheet and the laminating sheet may be folded onto each other at the alignment member. The laminae overlay may include an image thereon and adhere to the label to form a removable laminated label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Li, Alejandro Gerardo Veyna Hernandez, Anahit Tataryan, Joshua Petrie, Jay Sato, Le-Hoa Hong, Sriram Venkatasanthanam
  • Patent number: 10256360
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to graphic layers comprising visible images and/or patterns and related methods for incorporation of graphic layers into solar modules. In some embodiments, a photovoltaic module comprises the graphic layer (e.g., to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the photovoltaic module). In certain embodiments, the graphic layer comprises a plurality of isolated regions (e.g., substantially opaque isolated regions) and a contiguous region (e.g., a substantially transparent contiguous region). The isolated regions may comprise, in some cases, a base layer and an image layer. The plurality of isolated regions may form a recognizable image or pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sistine Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Balasubramanian, Ido Salama, Samantha Holmes, Jody Fu, Jonathan Mailoa
  • Patent number: 10214666
    Abstract: The present invention is a copolymer of a monomer mixture including about 25 to about 80 parts by mass of an alkyl (meth)acrylate, approximately 15 to approximately 50 parts by mass of a hydroxyl group-containing monomer, and approximately 5 to approximately 25 parts by mass of a macromer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of approximately 50° C. or higher. The copolymer contains substantially no acidic groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aya Nakada, Hideyuki Hatanaka, Masaki Yoda, Toshihiro Suwa, Albert I. Everaerts, Shunsuke Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10210448
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or transponder that outputs a first signal when a product or product package is sealed. During one particular use, unsealing the product or product package disables the RFID tag, such that no active second signal is output (i.e., the second signal is a passive second signal). In another particular use, unsealing the product or product package removes one or more resonators of a multiresonator such that the second signal is an active second signal that is different from the first signal. The RFID tag need not be visible to identify whether the product or product package is in a sealed state or an unsealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George A. Gibson, Wayne A. Buchar, John P. DiVincenzo, Brendan C. Casey
  • Patent number: 10138633
    Abstract: As described herein, the invention includes a building underlayment sheet that comprises an underlayment lamina having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface includes an interior portion and a selvage portion that extends from the interior portion of the bottom surface to a terminal distal edge of the sheet and the interior portion of the bottom surface bears a self adhesive layer. The selvage portion of the bottom surface bears a bonding composition that is capable of bonding to a top surface of a second underlayment lamina to form a full lap joint. In some embodiments, the self adhesive layer includes an asphalt, a polymer such as poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene)(SBS), and a tackifier, and/or the bonding composition includes asphalt, a polymer such as poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), ground tire rubber (GTR), and tackifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gardner-Gibson, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir G. Khan, Alan R. Clites, Robert M. Hyer
  • Patent number: 10121950
    Abstract: Lightweight solid state light sources with common light emitting and heat dissipating surfaces consisting of light emitting diodes (LED) in thermal contact to light transmitting thermally conductive elements and combined with a reflector element to form a light recycling cavity, provide both convective and radiative cooling from their light emitting surfaces, eliminating the need for appended heatsinks. The lightweight self-cooling solid state light sources integrate the electrical interconnect of the LEDs and other semiconductor devices to a single substrate that is both the heatsink and the light emitting element. The elimination of heavy appended heatsinks enables these sources to be easily moved, attached and mounted on suspended ceilings without requiring separate supporting means. The low profile and nonflammable properties of the light sources allow their use on fire barrier surfaces or partitions. The light sources can easily be integrated into ceilings, ceiling grids or ceiling tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Goldeneye, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Livesay, Scott M. Zimmerman, Richard L. Ross, Eduardo DeAnda
  • Patent number: 10108113
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a primary transfer unit configured to transfer a toner image formed on an image carrier onto an intermediate transfer belt through primary transfer; and a secondary transfer unit configured to transfer the toner image formed on the intermediate transfer belt onto a recording medium through secondary transfer, wherein the secondary transfer unit extends along a width direction of the recording medium and includes a roller pair and a switching unit, the roller pair being configured to nip the intermediate transfer belt and the recording medium such that the intermediate transfer belt and the recording medium are in pressure contact with each other, the switching unit being configured to switch a length of at least one of the roller pair in a shaft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Aiko Kubota, Takaaki Kooriya, Toru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10093835
    Abstract: There is provided a double-sided adhesive tape includes a foam base, a resin film disposed on a surface of the foam base, an adhesive layer disposed on a surface of the resin film, and an adhesive layer disposed on another surface of the foam base. The foam base has a density of 0.45 g/cm3 or less and an interlaminar strength of 10 N/cm or more. The adhesive layer has a 180°-peel adhesion of 10 N/20 mm or more. The 180°-peel adhesion is measured at a peeling speed of 300 mm/min when an adhesive tape including a 25-?m-thick PET base and a 25-?m-thick adhesive layer disposed on the PET base is bonded to an aluminium board at 23° C. and 65% RH by pressing the adhesive tape against the aluminium board with one stroke of a 2-kg roller and subsequently the adhesive tape is left standing for 1 hour at 23° C. and 50% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION (TOKYO)
    Inventors: Akira Yamakami, Hideaki Takei, Yuki Ogawa, Yumi Kamikawa, Takeshi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10089905
    Abstract: A label with which an opening situated in a wall can be covered comprises a gas-permeable element (30) that is embedded between a base layer (10) and a top layer (20). Base layer and top layer have openings (11, 21) that overlap one another. The gas-permeable element is disposed between an adhesive layer (102) of the base layer and the top layer (20). According to embodiments, the opening of the top layer can project (A) beyond the edge of the opening of the lower layer and/or the top layer can project (B) beyond the outer edge of the lower layer. The label demonstrates sufficient mechanical stability and prevents the escape of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Uwe Birk
  • Patent number: 10087347
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-bearing polarizing film for a transparent conductive coating, includes an iodine-based polarizing film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on at least one side of the polarizing film, wherein the iodine-based polarizing film includes an iodine-based polarizer containing 1 to 14% by weight of iodine and/or iodide ions and having a thickness of 2 to 40 ?m and a transparent protective film provided on at least one side of the polarizer and having a water-vapor permeability of 1,000 g/(m2·24 hours) or less at 60° C. and 90% R.H., and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a saturated water content of 3.5% by weight or less at 60° C. and 90% R.H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizue Yamasaki, Atsushi Yasui, Yuusuke Toyama
  • Patent number: 10085513
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film that compositionally includes a crosslinked polymeric network having a plurality of copolymer chains with one or more hard segments physically crosslinked to other hard segments of the copolymer chains, and one or more hydrophilic soft segments covalently bonded to the hard segments. The outsoles can prevent or reduce the accumulation of soil on the footwear during wear on unpaved surfaces such as sporting fields. When the outsoles are wetted with water, the outsoles can become more compliant and/or can rapidly uptake and/or expel water, which can prevent soil from adhering to the outsole and/or can assist in shedding soil present on the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Zachary C. Wright, Jeremy D. Walker, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Hossein A. Baghdadi
  • Patent number: 10081891
    Abstract: A dry adhesive includes a first plurality of fiber segments mechanically interlocked with a second plurality of fiber segments. A dry adhesive can include a first plurality of fibers mechanically interlocked with a second plurality of fibers or a single plurality of fibers having a first end region mechanically interlocked with a second end region. The fiber segments and fibers can be aligned, electrospun nanofibers. One or more continuous and scalable methods of making aligned fibers are also provided. One or more apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventor: Shing-Chung Josh Wong
  • Patent number: 10076155
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film having a water uptake capacity at 24 hours greater than 40% by weight. The outsoles can prevent or reduce the accumulation of soil on the footwear during wear on unpaved surfaces such as sporting fields. When the outsoles are wetted with water, the outsoles can become more compliant and/or can rapidly uptake and/or expel water, which can prevent soil from adhering to the outsole and/or can assist in shedding soil present on the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Zachary C. Wright, Jeremy D. Walker, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Hossein A. Baghdadi
  • Patent number: 10067528
    Abstract: A foldable display device and a method of operating the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the foldable display device includes a flexible display panel that is foldable and a heating element that provides heat to a folding portion of the flexible display panel. According to some embodiments, the foldable display device can minimize or prevent exfoliation of a protection film from the folding portion of the flexible display panel, and thus, the quality of a product using the foldable display device can be stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeseob Lee, Youngshin Pyo
  • Patent number: 10062660
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film (ACF) is disclosed. In one approach, the ACF includes a non-reflective adhesive layer including a top surface, a plurality of conductive particles included with the non-reflective adhesive layer, and a reflective adhesive layer disposed along the top surface of the non-reflective adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TRILLION SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Chia-Teng Hsiao, Shun-Pin Yang, Jing-Den Chen, Pi-Yang Chuang
  • Patent number: 10054816
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display method capable of, when a screen thereof is observed through a polarizer such as sunglasses, ensuring an excellent visibility regardless of the angle of observation. In a liquid crystal display device at least having a backlight light source, a liquid crystal cell, and a polarizer disposed on a viewing side of the liquid crystal cell, a white light-emitting diode is used as the backlight light source; and a polymer film having a retardation of from 3,000 nm to 30,000 nm is used so as to be disposed on the viewing side of the polarizer so that an angle between an absorption axis of the polarizer and a slow axis of the polymer film becomes about 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KEIO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Koike, Akihiro Tagaya
  • Patent number: 10046543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminated film that can be easily used by general users and can prevent entry of foreign substances and air bubbles between the attached surfaces even when the film is manually attached in a typical room environment in which foreign substances such as dust are floating; and a film attachment method using such a laminated film. The laminated film includes in the following order: a surface protective film; a foreign-substance-removing adhesive layer; a foreign-substance-removing film; a substrate-attaching adhesive layer; and a functional film, the substrate-attaching adhesive layer exhibiting a higher bond strength with the functional film than with the foreign-substance-removing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10031266
    Abstract: A method, apparatus for making, and a retroreflective traffic sign consists of a polymeric film having a front face and a rear face, wherein the rear face has a pattern of microprismatic retroreflective elements integrally formed as part of said film; a pattern of cell walls formed of an adhesive-containing polymer defining cells in which the microprismatic retroreflective elements are in the cells; and a substrate is adhered directly to the cell walls formed of the adhesive-containing polymer while leaving an air gap between the microprismatic retroreflective elements and the substrate in the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Robert M. Pricone
  • Patent number: 10017616
    Abstract: There is provided a polyolefin-based resin wrap film which contains a polyolefin-based resin, wherein the wrap film is torn in the machine direction when being torn in the machine direction; the wrap film is torn in the transverse direction when being torn in the transverse direction; the wrap film is torn either in the machine direction or in the transverse direction when being torn in a direction at 45° to the machine direction; an acute angle formed by a tearing direction and a cut line when the wrap film is torn in a direction at 45° to the machine direction is 30 to 60°; and a tear strength when the wrap film is torn in a direction at 45° to the machine direction is 10 g or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Aritaka Ueda, Yoshihiro Asada
  • Patent number: 9931879
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet recording medium which exhibits excellent adhesiveness with respect to an ink and has excellent scratch resistance and in which density unevenness at the time of printing is suppressed, a method for manufacturing the ink jet recording medium, a printed material using the ink jet recording medium, a method for manufacturing the printed material, ornamental glass, and a roll. An ink jet recording medium of the present invention has a support and an ink receiving layer on at least one surface of the support, in which the ink receiving layer is a cured layer of a composition containing a radical polymerizable compound, a polymerization initiator, and a compound represented by Formula C-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakazawa, Takahiro Mizumoto, Masaki Ito, Takashi Shimizu, Yoshiki Sugai
  • Patent number: 9920517
    Abstract: An insulation batt can include a first stiffening layer; an insulation layer coupled to the first stiffening layer on a first side of the insulation layer; a second stiffening layer coupled to a second side of the insulation layer distal from the first stiffening layer; and a connector coupling the first stiffening layer to the second stiffening layer, the insulation layer configured to compress between the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer when the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer are pushed together, and the insulation layer configured to expand between the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer when the first stiffening layer and the second stiffening layer are pulled apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, William Grosskopf, Jorge Paez
  • Patent number: 9895837
    Abstract: A textured film, a process for manufacture of the textured film, and a light management stack, a backlight, and a display using the textured film are described. The textured film and process for manufacture thereof, include processes in which the surface texture of the optical film is controlled by incorporation of a patterned coating. The surface texture of a polymeric film, such as a polymeric optical film, is controlled by incorporation of the coating, that can fracture or deform upon stretching the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Derks, James E. Lockridge, Adam D. Haag, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Michael J. Schiesl, Jeffrey W. Hagen
  • Patent number: 9795981
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for applying a strip of sealant to a web of roofing shingle stock as the web moves along a processing path. The apparatus includes an applicator wheel disposed on one side of the processing path and having a peripheral surface. The applicator wheel is rotatably mounted and oriented such that rotation of the applicator wheel moves the peripheral surface of the applicator wheel toward, adjacent to, and then away from the moving web of shingle stock. A nozzle preferably in the form of a slot die is disposed adjacent to the peripheral surface of the applicator wheel. A source of sealant is supplied and a delivery system is configured to deliver the sealant from the source of the sealant to the slot die under a predetermined pressure. The slot die and delivery system are configured to project a stream of sealant toward and onto the peripheral surface of the applicator wheel at a predetermined speed. This applies a coating of sealant to the peripheral surface of the applicator wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Svec
  • Patent number: 9791604
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to retroreflective articles and methods of making such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Bimal V. Thakkar, Kenneth L. Smith, Suman K. Patel, William D. Coggio, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Raymond C. Chiu
  • Patent number: 9783706
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses an adhesive tape having a dimension in a thickness direction, comprising a tape base layer, an adhesive layer, and a separation layer. The adhesive layer is disposed on one side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and includes a predetermined adhesive. The separation layer is disposed on the other side of the tape base layer in the thickness direction and includes a silicon separating agent, an olefin resin separating agent, or an acrylic resin separating agent having a long-chain alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9718992
    Abstract: A multilayer protective tape for rotor blades of wind energy turbines said tape having a protective top layer comprising a polymer film and an adhesive bottom layer, wherein the top layer has a continuous surface (S) that is outwardly curved or outwardly trapezoidal surface such that the tape has a cross-sectional profile having an inner section between two lateral sections and wherein the inner section has a thickness (Ti) made up by the thickness of the top layer and adhesive bottom layer that is greater than the thickness of at least one of the lateral sections (T1,T2) made up by the thickness of the top layer and adhesive bottom layer and wherein the thickness (T1 or T2) of at least one lateral section is at most 600 ?m and the thickness of the inner section (Ti) is at least 330 ?m. Also provided are processes for making profiled tapes and methods for applying the tapes to rotor blades and blades containing protective tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Bernd Kuehneweg, Christian Claus, Jan D. Forster
  • Patent number: 9714757
    Abstract: A light emitting device with good handling performance for storage, transportation, or in use, which can prevent stress from concentrating on the light emitting elements. The substrate member includes a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion. The first end portion defines a locking hole for insertion of a locking bar. A plurality of light emitting elements are disposed on the middle portion. On the second end portion, an electronic member such as a Zener Diode, a Bridge Diode, a connector, a fuse, a resistance etc., is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mototaka Inobe
  • Patent number: 9708013
    Abstract: A reinforcer includes a carrier conforming generally to one or more inner walls of a cavity, and an adhesive arranged in one or more beads between the carrier and the one or more inner walls of the cavity, such that when the one or more adhesive beads is cured, the carrier is adhered to the one or more inner walls defining the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 9703138
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device. The polarizing plate has lighter weight, a smaller thickness, and excellent physical properties such as water resistance, workability, durability, and light leakage preventing ability. In addition, the polarizing plate prevents curling occurring at the polarizing plate or a polarizer in formation thereof, and has excellent thermal resistance or thermal shock resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Soo Huh, Ki Ok Kwon, In Ho Hwang, Kyun Il Rah, Min Ki Lee, Sae Han Cho
  • Patent number: 9676918
    Abstract: A method is provided for de-bonding objects contained in an article at an interface between the objects, wherein the objects are joined at the interface through an intermediate layer, which involves applying energy from a radiation source, wherein the energy is sufficient to cause destruction of bonds within the intermediate layer; and separating the two objects from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC.
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, John Pacanovsky, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9673494
    Abstract: An electronic device having a heat source disposed in direct alignment with a battery for the device and a thermal management system in thermal contact with the heat source. The thermal management system may extend from at least a first surface of the battery to a second surface of the battery. The second surface of the battery may be adjacent a heat dissipation element. The thermal management system may further be in thermal contact with the heat dissipation element. Further a portion of the thermal management system extends along the first and second surfaces of the battery and has a sufficiently high anisotropic ratio to avoid the transfer of heat to the battery to the extent to inhibit the functioning of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Energy Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David G. Rich, Robert A. Reynolds, III, Bret Alan Trimmer
  • Patent number: 9662860
    Abstract: An overlay applicator that includes an overlay layer. The overlay layer includes a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side includes an adhesive configured to adhere the overlay layer to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator also includes an adhesive release liner. The adhesive release liner includes a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive release liner is removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay layer. The adhesive release liner is configured to be removed from the bottom side of the overlay layer to expose the adhesive of the bottom side of the overlay layer. The overlay applicator additionally includes a pull tab layer. The pull tab layer is configured to remove the adhesive release liner from the bottom side of the overlay layer to expose the adhesive and to adhere the overlay layer to the screen. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: John F. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 9645432
    Abstract: A touch display device including a display module and a cover arranged above the display module is disclosed. The cover includes a plate body and a side plate extending from lateral ends of the plate body toward the display module. The side plate of the cover is bonded with the display module. A vacuum is formed between the cover and the display module. The side plate is formed in a rim of the plate body of the cover. The lateral surfaces of the side plate are bonded with the lateral surfaces of the display module to form the vacuum between the cover and the display module. As such, it is not needed to use the transparent optical glue between the cover and the display module. The display module is prevented from being damaged when the touch display device needs rework or repair, which contributes to the rework or repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yanxue Zhang
  • Patent number: 9605183
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides an adhesive article having a release agent or liner that is free of silicon-containing and fluorine-containing material, and related methods of adhering a backing material of the adhesive article to a substrate. The adhesive article utilizes an amorphous polyvinyl alcohol layer that facilitates removal of an optional release liner from an adhesive layer. Upon removal of the release liner, the amorphous polyvinyl alcohol layer remains disposed on the adhesive layer. A method of adhering the backing material to a substrate includes dissolving the amorphous polyvinyl alcohol layer and disposing the backing material to a substrate. During dissolution of the amorphous polyvinyl alcohol layer, a weak, temporary bond is formed between the substrate and the backing material. When the amorphous polyvinyl alcohol layer substantially dissolves and dries, the adhesive layer is exposed and forms a permanent bond with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O. Henderson, Victor P. Holbert
  • Patent number: 9587146
    Abstract: Optically clear stretch releasing pressure sensitive adhesive films containing a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive composition and a tacky tab are provided. The pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are formed from elastomeric silicone polymer selected from the group consisting of urea-based silicone copolymers, oxamide-based silicone copolymers, amide-based silicone copolymers, urethane-based silicone copolymers, polydiorganosiloxane polymers, or mixtures of these copolymers. The pressure sensitive adhesive compositions may also contain an MQ tackifying resin. The pressure sensitive adhesive compositions may be used to form adhesive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Scott M. Tapio, Wendy J. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9567494
    Abstract: Disclosed is a double-sided adhesive tape that has a difference in adhesion between the front and rear sides thereof and can be produced to have a reduced thickness by a simple method. The double-sided adhesive tape is a sheet-shaped cured product of an adhesive composition containing a resin composition and an inorganic filler. The resin composition contains (A) an acrylate-based monomer, (B) a monomer copolymerizable with (A), (C) a photopolymerization initiator, and (D) a photo-crosslinking agent. The inorganic filler has an average particle diameter of 30 ?m or less and is localized on one side of the tape. The surface roughness (center line average roughness Ra) of the tape surface on the side on which the inorganic filler is localized is 0.01 to 0.50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Araki
  • Patent number: 9528268
    Abstract: A preformed, self adhering single ply roofing membrane includes a water impermeable membrane, a pressure sensitive, hot melt adhesive adhered to one side of the water impermeable membrane, and a release liner on the side of the pressure sensitive, hot melt adhesive opposite of the water impermeable membrane. Methods of making and using this roofing membrane are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 9505955
    Abstract: The present invention will provide adhesive technology adapted to adhere indefinitely to a surface without leaving a residue or sticky mess after removal. The self-preloading force provided by the electrostatic adhesion enables the present invention to be used in applications where directly applying a preload is not possible. Furthermore, the combination of electrostatic forces and Van der Waals forces allows electro-dry-adhesives to adhere to surfaces where traditional dry adhesives and electrostatic devices fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Krahn, Carlo Menon