Layer Or Component Removable To Expose Adhesive Patents (Class 428/40.1)
  • Patent number: 10828945
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection structure between a tire pressure monitoring sensor and a tire valve. The connection structure comprises a tire valve and a tire pressure monitoring sensor, wherein the tire valve comprises a valve stem and a rubber body disposed outside the valve stem, one end of the valve stem is provided with an external thread, and a bump is formed on the rubber body; and the tire pressure monitoring sensor comprises a housing, a boss with a threaded hole is formed on the housing, and the housing is formed with a recess on the side where the boss is situated. Among other things, the valve stem extends into the threaded hole of the boss, such that the threaded hole of the boss engages with the external thread of the valve stem, and the bump extends into the recess and is snap-fitted with the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAOLONG HUF SHANGHAI ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10800952
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to produce a curable resin composition that achieves both low-temperature curability and low compression set. Provided is a sealing agent for fuel cell, comprising (A) to (D) ingredients: (A) ingredient: a vinyl polymer having one or more alkenyl groups per molecule and being liquid at 25° C.; (B) ingredient: a compound having one or more hydrosilyl groups per molecule; (C) ingredient: a hydrosilylation catalyst; and (D) ingredient: a heavy metal deactivator being one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of amino group-containing triazine compounds, aminotriazole compounds, and hydrazide compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Soga, Hiroshi Takebe
  • Patent number: 10787388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a (meth)acrylic mixture for impregnating a fibrous substrate, characterized in that it comprises: a) a first dispersion comprising at least one (meth)acrylic polymer obtained by emulsion polymerization of one or more (meth)acrylic monomers, b) a second dispersion comprising at least one flame retardant. The invention also relates to a method for impregnating a fibrous substrate with a (meth)acrylic mixture of this kind, and to a method for manufacturing mechanical parts or structured elements, or articles, from the (meth)acrylic mixture. Another objective of the invention is a mechanical part or a structured element or an article made of composite material, obtained by the implementation of the manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventor: Pierre Gerard
  • Patent number: 10773493
    Abstract: One example provides a method. The method includes printing an image on a surface of laminate, the laminate including: a backing layer; and a transparency disposed over the backing layer. The transparency may have a first side having the image printed thereon and a second side disposed over a first side of the backing layer, the second side opposite the first side. The method may include detaching the second side of the transparency from the first side of the backing layer and reattaching the first side of the transparency to the first side of the backing layer to form a laminated image. The method may include disposing the laminated image over a substrate surface having a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Greg S Smith, David R Parry
  • Patent number: 10736793
    Abstract: Closure elements that include elastic and non-elastic regions are disclosed as well as absorbent articles that include closure elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Herbert Bader, Horst Kurrer, Marcel Grossmann, Olga Fezert
  • Patent number: 10669724
    Abstract: Building panels provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge and a second edge of adjacent panels. The locking system includes a displaceable tongue at least partly arranged in a displacement groove, a tongue groove, a cavity provided in a strip at the first edge, and a protrusion extending downwards at the second edge. The displaceable tongue is arranged to be displaced at least partly into the tongue groove during locking, and wherein the protrusion is arranged to be located in least a portion of the cavity when the panels are locked vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10664934
    Abstract: A method is provided of processing a food order in a table service restaurant. The method comprises receiving a food order including a table identifier, and electronically by a computer terminal, printing a food order label including the table identifier and providing the printed food order label. The method also comprises by a food preparer, preparing a food dish based upon the printed food order label, and by the food preparer, placing the prepared food dish in a position in vicinity of the printed food order label. The method further comprises by the food preparer or a food server, picking up the prepared food dish and attaching the printed food order label to the food dish with the table identifier being visible, and by a food server, delivering the prepared food dish to the table indicated by the visible table identifier on the printed food order label and thereby delivering the prepared food dish to a customer in the table service restaurant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Butler
  • Patent number: 10661530
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to couple a decorative layer to a panel via a high-bond adhesive layer are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a panel, a high-bond adhesive layer fixed to the panel, a liner fixed to the high-bond adhesive layer that is fixed to the panel, and a first decorative layer removably coupled to the liner that is fixed to the high-bond adhesive layer via a second adhesive layer. The high-bond adhesive layer is to impede at least one of gas or vapor from escaping the panel to deter the at least one of gas or vapor from exerting a pressure on the first decorative layer to deter a portion of the first decorative layer from separating from the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Wilde, Jason Drexler, Xiaoxi Wang, Gary Benham
  • Patent number: 10608211
    Abstract: An outer casing material for a battery 4 is provided, wherein an outer layer 11, a metal foil layer 10 and an inner layer 8 are laminated via an adhesive layer 5; the inner layer 8 comprises a sealant layer 8b and a base material layer 8a; the sealant layer 8b is made from a propylene-ethylene random copolymer wherein a melt flow rate at 230° C. thereof is in a range of 3 to 30 g/10 minutes; the base material layer 8a is made of a resin composition wherein a melt flow rate at 230° C. thereof is in a range of 0.1 to 15 g/10 minutes, xylene-soluble component Xs thereof satisfies the predetermined conditions, and the resin composition comprises 50 to 80% by mass of a propylene component (A) and 50 to 20% by mass of a copolymer component (B) which is an elastomer of a copolymer of propylene and ethylene and/or ?-olefin having 4 to 12 carbons and includes 50 to 85% by mass of a polymerization unit originated from propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Karatsu, Kensuke Nagata, Tetsunobu Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 10603943
    Abstract: A transfer material is provided that can be more firmly attached to an image substrate without deteriorating printing characteristics concerning image bleeding, printing resolution, and the like. An ink receiving layer is of a gap-absorbing type. An adhesive layer includes discretely disposed adhesive pieces provided on a surface of the ink receiving layer so as to leave exposed portions on the surface of the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sumikawa, Takahiro Tsutsui, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10595404
    Abstract: A hot-press protection release colloid for applying on a surface of an object to be hot-pressed is provided. The hot-press protection release colloid includes an acrylate-based resin, a polymeric isocyanate component, and a solvent, wherein the amount of the polymeric isocyanate component is 1 to 30 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the acrylate-based resin, and wherein the hot-press protection has a viscosity of 10,000 to 500,000 cP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TECH ADVANCE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10519346
    Abstract: A coating sheet for preventing adhesion of advertising materials includes a soft sheet made with a synthetic resin; a protective layer formed on one of the two surfaces of the soft sheet to protect the sheet from decoloration by the ultra-violet rays in the sunlight; a first coating layer formed on the protective layer and provided with a plurality of small projections; a second coating layer formed as a film on the first coating layer; an adhesive layer formed on the opposite side of the soft sheet for attaching the soft sheet; and a release paper layer positioned underside (exposed surface of) the adhesive layer to protect the adhesive layer from being contaminated by foreign materials and losing adhesive power. The coating sheet can be attached to public or private installation, such as walls, poles, street lights, or traffic lights, to prevent adhesion of unlawful advertising materials on the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SINDO DNT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-ok Ryu
  • Patent number: 10502997
    Abstract: A touch liquid crystal display (LCD) device, a touch display device and a lamination method are provided. The touch LCD device includes an LCD module, a package substrate, a first adhesive and a second adhesive; the LCD module and the package substrate are adhered to each other through the first adhesive which covers a display area of the LCD module; and the second adhesive is disposed between the LCD module and the package substrate and on a non-display area of the LCD module, and hardness of the second adhesive is greater than hardness of the first adhesive. The touch LCD device can effectively eliminate the problem of reduced display quality caused by the water wave phenomenon that the touch LCD device adopting a full lamination method tends to generate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Hongqiang Luo, Pengyu Zhang, Zhanqi Xu, Zhongzheng Yang, Kefeng Li, Ting Zeng
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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