Sectional Layer Removable Patents (Class 428/42.2)
  • Patent number: 10227747
    Abstract: An example embodiment of the present invention provides a pole cap for covering an end of a pole. The pole cap comprises a sheet that includes a central portion, a first strip, and a flap that has a slit. The central portion is configured to cover a base surface of an end of a pole. The first strip is configured to fold over an edge of the base surface and circumferentially wrap around a portion of a curved surface of the pole. The flap is configured to fold over the edge of the base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Herdman, Randy Marquardt, David Smith
  • Patent number: 9274625
    Abstract: A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson, Seth Wilson
  • Patent number: 9248622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for sealing a fiber-based material (1, 4) to a counter-surface to be bonded to it by melting polymer present at the sealing point. In accordance with the invention, the sealing is performed by directing a laser beam (8) through the fiber layer (4) of the material to a radiation-absorbing pigment disposed in the sealing area (9), with the absorption heat melting the polymer (5) and generating the sealing. The method allows sealing of plastic-coated paper or board to itself, to another plastic counter-surface or also to paper or board without any plastic coating. It is also possible to seal uncoated paper or board to paper or board containing plastic, such as plastic-coated paper or board, or to a plastic film. The absorptive pigment, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Päivi Määttä, Petri Laakso, Jari Hovikorpi, Risto Vesanto
  • Patent number: 9193111
    Abstract: A method of polishing an integrally bladed rotor includes the steps of positioning a mask on an integrally bladed rotor such that a portion of the integrally bladed rotor is unmasked to define an exposed portion and polishing the exposed portion of the integrally bladed rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soucy, Michael Dunay
  • Patent number: 9139037
    Abstract: A reusable and replaceable tool label has a thin rigid body, an adhesive coating, and a removable liner. The thin rigid body is built from first face and a second face, which are connected by a lateral surface. The first face is a writable surface, and is used to record measurements, notes, and other information to the label. The second face allows the label to be attached to tools and other surface, by means of the adhesive coating that is placed on the second face. To prevent the label from sticking to a surface during packaging, transport, and storage, a removable liner is placed over the adhesive coating. The removable liner has a linear cut that makes the removable liner easier to grab. A tab may be connected to the removable linear to make peeling the removable liner away from the adhesive coating even easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Walter David West, Linda Cathy Posillico
  • Patent number: 9132049
    Abstract: An absorbent article has attachment regions having body adhesive. The attachment regions have a protected condition where the body adhesive is fully covered. The attachment regions are adapted to transition from the protected condition to a fixed donning condition where a portion of the body adhesive is exposed and a portion of the body adhesive is covered. The attachment regions are adapted to transition from the fixed donning condition to a fully exposed condition where the body adhesive is fully exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Thomas Harold Roessler
  • Patent number: 8980393
    Abstract: A book binding structure which includes at least one adhesive binder strip and a pair of supporting sheets for supporting the binder strip during a binder strip printing process. Opposite ends of the binder strip are supported on separate support sheets, which are coupled together only by way of the binder strip to allow independent movement of the ends of the binder strip. The sheets are arranged to support the binder strip as is passes along the paper path of a conventional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P Parker
  • Patent number: 8973329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a building section including a sub-structure and a cladding member connected in fixed relation relative to the sub-structure. A multi-function elongate, flexible insulating element is disposed between the sub-structure and the cladding member for damping energy transfer between the cladding member and the sub-structure, facilitating alignment of the cladding, and creating a rainscreen configured to drive out moisture from the wall cavities. The flexible insulating element includes a bond breaker disposed on the external surface of the insulating element. The bond breaker prevents externally applied joint sealant compound from adhering to the insulating element. The bond breaker can act as a safeguard to prevent joint sealant deterioration or adhesion to undesired surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Milostic, Mary Tysoe, Milton O'Chee
  • Patent number: 8919367
    Abstract: A device and method for preventing the backflow of undesirable gases from being drawn up through a drain line into a room. The device is particularly useful in applications where liquid flow into the drain is infrequent, resulting in little or no liquid left standing in the P-trap to serve as a gas barrier. When installed the device prevents the unwanted backflow of sewer gases into the room above. However, if water or a similar liquid is introduced into the drain line, the device dissolves, thereby allowing the liquid to pass down the drain line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Disposal Guard Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas K. Dombrowski
  • Publication number: 20140377495
    Abstract: An adhesive article comprises a body, a primary release sheet and at least one secondary release sheet group. The body has an adhesive layer laminated on its back surface. The adhesive layer is composed of a positioning zone and a laminating zone. The primary release sheet and the at least one secondary release sheet group are respectively laminated on the positioning zone and the laminating zone. By the positioning zone, the laminating zone, the primary release sheet and the at least one secondary release sheet group, the adhesive article maintains a sufficient adhesive force and the body remains intact and will not stick to fingers or itself by the adhesive layer during repeated removing and laminating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: CHIN-CHOU YANG
  • Patent number: 8865282
    Abstract: A protective cover plate mainly comprises a substrate, a printing layer, an ultraviolet layer and an adhesive layer, wherein the printing layer is disposed at a side surface of the substrate. The printing layer is formed with at least a pattern. The pattern protrudes the substrate to form a segmental difference surface. The ultraviolet layer is disposed to another side surface of the printing layer relative to the substrate, and the ultraviolet layer is disposed with at least a filling portion. The filling portion can be relatively located near the pattern to fill the segmental difference surface of the pattern to flat the surface. A side of the ultraviolet layer is disposed with the adhesive layer. The plate can be adhered to the article by utilizing the adhesive layer. The protective cover plate does not only have flat appearance but also achieves dustproof and dirt prevention efficacies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Shiu Yang Technology Co., Ltd, Yo Want Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140202626
    Abstract: A decoupling assembly for positioning between an underlying surface and a flooring material, the decoupling assembly including a decoupling membrane having a base panel having opposing upper and lower surfaces and a plurality of projections extending from the lower surface for contacting an underlying surface and supporting the base panel above the underlying surface. Each projection includes a bottom surface. The assembly further includes a plurality of adhesive fasteners, each adhesive fastener having an inner surface fixed to the bottom surface of a respective one of the plurality of projections, and an adhesive outer surface opposite the inner surface. The assembly further includes a plurality of release members, each release member covering the outer surface of one respective adhesive fastener, each release member being removable to expose the outer surface of the respective adhesive fastener for adhering the decoupling membrane to the underlying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DMX Plastics Limited
    Inventor: Steve Sennik
  • Patent number: 8783950
    Abstract: Providing a packaging body and a film made of resin (a resin-made film) used therefor that can store the remaining contents even after a part of the contents is taken out, wherein the packaging body is easily openable and closable without providing a zipper, has a storage property equal to that of a body provided with a zipper, and can be manufactured at a low cost. The resin-made film is constructed with at least an outer layer 6, an inner layer 7, and an adhesive layer 8 in the middle thereof formed by applying an adhesive onto the outer layer 6 and/or the inner layer 7; the adhesive is releasable and re-adherable; and at least a part of the adhesive layer 8 is formed by a combination of an adhesive part 8b where said adhesive is continuously applied and a non-adhesive part 8a where said adhesive is discontinuously applied or a non-adhesive part 8c where the adhesive is not applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Packs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Hagino
  • Patent number: 8715802
    Abstract: The invention provides a transferring apparatus for a flexible electronic device and method for fabricating a flexible electronic device. The transferring apparatus for the flexible electronic device includes a carrier substrate. A release layer is disposed on the carrier substrate. An adhesion layer is disposed on a portion of the carrier substrate, surrounding the release layer and adjacent to a sidewall of the release layer. A flexible electronic device is disposed on the release layer and the adhesion layer, wherein the flexible electronic device includes a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pao-Ming Tsai, Liang-You Jiang, Yu-Yang Chang, Hung-Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 8672362
    Abstract: A single piece tag includes a substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. A first reactant is applied to the first surface. A first portion of the first reactant is covered by a first release liner. A second reactant is applied to the first release liner which separates the second reactant from the first reactant. A second release liner adjacent the first release liner covers a second portion of the first reactant. The tag is activated by removing the second release liner from the tag to expose the second portion of the adhesive, and the substrate is folded onto itself to contact the second reactant on the first release liner with the first reactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Holt, David J. Haas
  • Patent number: 8647731
    Abstract: A purge dam for retaining a purge gas around a weld zone includes a purge dam structure configured to substantially obstruct an air passage leading to the weld zone. The purge dam includes a main blocking portion configured to substantially block the air passage. The purge dam structure further includes a wall portion configured to engage the air passage for attachment. Adhesive can be optionally provided on the wall portion to facilitate the air passage attachment. Some or all of the purge dam structure may be formed as a multi-layer structure that includes one or more layers of water degradable paper and one or more layers of water degradable polymer. If present, the optional adhesive may be applied to the water degradable polymer layer. The purge dam may be installed by placing the purge dam in the air passage and adhering the wall portion thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Hacikyan
  • Patent number: 8592019
    Abstract: A wire marker is provided. A carrier strip includes a first layer having at least one opening, two bands applied to opposite edges of the first layer, the bands including an adhesive on at least one side, and a label secured into the opening and attached to the adhesive. At least one access perforation may be located on the first layer that is horizontal and adjacent to one side of the opening. The access perforation facilitates removal of the label from the carrier and allows for insertion of a cable through the label. A plurality of horizontal carrier perforations may further be located between each opening on the first layer to facilitate removal of the carrier strip from a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Shawn E. Whittaker, David Scott Morrison
  • Patent number: 8568847
    Abstract: A label adapted for direct thermal printing on both sides thereof and having a sealable pouch is described. In one embodiment, the label comprises two substrates, each substrate being coated on an outer face with a thermally sensitive coating. The inner faces of the substrates are respectively coated with an adhesive and a release material. A configuration of die cuts and perforations on the two substrates is provided to allow the label to adhere to a surface such as a package and to form a sealable pouch with respect to said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jody Brookshire, Erin Conaghan
  • Patent number: 8557360
    Abstract: An inexpensive cleaning sheet is provided which attains an excellent cleaning efficiency and with which even large dust particles or heavy dust particles can be easily caught. The cleaning sheet is obtained by bonding a cleaning-side sheet to a base sheet at bonding areas, interposing a strip between the base sheet and the cleaning-side sheet, bonding the strip to the cleaning-side sheet, with one end of the strip projecting outward from the cleaning-side sheet, forming a perforation for cutting off in the cleaning-side sheet, and forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on the surface of the base sheet which faces the region of the cleaning-side sheet surrounded by the perforation. This cleaning-side sheet is configured so that the region of the cleaning-side sheet surrounded by the perforation is cut off by pulling the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 8530020
    Abstract: A sheet of printable business cards which includes a cardstock sheet construction having a front side and a back side and a solid continuous liner sheet releasably secured with ultraremovable adhesive to and covering the back side. Continuous through-cut lines are cut through the cardstock sheet construction to the back side but not through-cut through the liner sheet; the through-cut lines defining at least in part perimeter edges of printable business cards. Portions of the back side of the cardstock sheet construction form back side surfaces of the printable business cards. Areas of the liner sheet covering back sides of all of the through-cut lines and thereby hold the printable business cards together when the sheet of printable business cards is fed through a printer or copier for a printing operation on the printable business cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. McCarthy, Steven Craig Weirather, Charles Thurmond Patterson, Tony Lee Scroggs, Sunjay Yedehalli Mohan, Patricia L. Cross, Arthur B. Moore
  • Patent number: 8507064
    Abstract: A printable sheet assembly having a facestock that is provided with a plurality of cards including a card whose perimeter is defined by first and second horizontal through-cut lines and first and second vertical through-cut lines, the intersection of the first horizontal through-cut line and the first vertical through-cut line defining a first corner, the intersection of the first horizontal through-cut line and the second vertical through-cut line defining a second card corner. A liner sheet strip is on a back side surface of the facestock. The liner sheet strip covers the first horizontal through-cut line and is wider at one of the card corners than along the first horizontal through-cut line at an area centrally disposed between the card corners, thereby exposing a portion of a back side surface the card, and the liner sheet strip covering portions of the vertical through-cut lines between the horizontal through-cut lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Brian R. McCarthy, Steven Craig Weirather, Charles Thurmond Patterson, Tony Lee Scroggs, Sunjay Yedehalli Mohan, Patricia L. Cross, Arthur B. Moore
  • Patent number: 8507065
    Abstract: A label having a region for re-application, capable of ensuring a tensile strength of a strip-shaped backing liner from which label main bodies have been separated even when a region for re-application is provided in a wide range across a width direction. This label includes: label main bodies 2 with a back surface to which an adhesive 3 is applied and with regions for re-application 21, and a strip-shaped backing liner 1 along which the plurality of label main bodies 2 are arranged and temporarily attached at intervals. The strip-shaped backing liner 1 includes a plurality of re-separation backing partial regions 12 at intervals across a width direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction so as to correspond to the region for re-application 21 defined in each label main body 2. Each re-separation backing partial region of the liner being provided over a range wider than the region for re-application 21 in a direction of the arrangement of the label main bodies 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sato Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Robert Milson
  • Patent number: 8475901
    Abstract: A method and resulting multi-layered media product including a printed layer and a liner layer having inner surfaces adhered together with a clear poly material sandwiched therebetween. The multi-layered media product includes a first section separable from a remainder of the product and containing printed indicia thereon, a second section separable from a remainder of the product and having a removable printed label thereon, and a third section convertible to an envelope. The third section contains printed indicia on one side thereof and a window of the clear poly material on another side thereof. In operation, the sections of the multi-layered media product are separated and a labeled container can be placed in the envelope and the envelope sealed to prevent tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Viavattine, Kurt Warren Jones
  • Patent number: 8470116
    Abstract: Method of making a heat transfer materials are generally provided, along with the materials and the methods of using the materials. A splittable layer can be formed to overlie a base sheet, and an image-receptive coating can be formed to overlie the splittable layer. The image-receptive coating can include thermoplastic microparticles, a thermoplastic binder, and a humectant. The thermoplastic microparticles can be styrene particles having an average particle size of from about 5 microns to about 80 microns and melt at temperatures between about 90° C. and about 115° C. A second thermoplastic microparticle can also be included in the image-receptive coating. Alternatively, a combination of thermoplastic polyester microparticles and thermoplastic polyamide microparticles can be included in the image-receptive coating. The heat transfer material can then be dried. The humectant is configured to draw moisture back into the heat transfer sheet after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Dolsey
  • Publication number: 20130156985
    Abstract: Provided is a water-proof sound-transmitting member that can be separated reliably from a releasing paper when an overhanging portion of a tab is pulled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Karube, Yuichi Abe, Yuri Horie
  • Patent number: 8455073
    Abstract: A label sheet construction including a liner sheet and a facestock sheet releasably adhered to the liner sheet. A plurality of labels and fold lines are die cut in the facestock sheet but not the liner sheet. The fold lines extend between the labels. After the sheet construction has been passed through a printer or copier and the desired indicia printed on the labels, the construction (an upper portion thereof) is bent back along one of the fold lines. This separates a(n) (upper) portion of the label from the underlying liner sheet. The user then easily grasps the upper portion and peels the label off of the liner sheet without tearing the label. When the label has a burst design, it is preferable to have a pair of fold lines for folding the liner sheet away from a portion of the label. The burst design preferably has alternating long and short points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry G. Hodsdon, Jennifer Lynn Dean
  • Patent number: 8455074
    Abstract: Forms containing a removable hang tag are disclosed. An example form includes a substrate including a first line of weakness defining a central area and a perimeter area. The form includes a second line of weakness in the central area to divide the central area into a first side and a second side. The form includes a third line of weakness formed in the perimeter area to define a sleeve area. The form includes a fourth line of weakness formed in the sleeve area to divide the sleeve area into a first sleeve layer and a second sleeve layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc
    Inventor: David R. Emmert
  • Patent number: 8440293
    Abstract: A laminated tape includes: an adhesive material layer; a first polyolefin layer provided on one side of the adhesive material layer; and a second polyolefin layer provided on the other side of the adhesive material layer. The laminated tape is sandwiched between opposing base films of a packaging body to be welded. The polyolefin used for the first polyolefin layer and the second polyolefin layer is of the same type. The thickness of the respective layers of the laminated tape is preferably defined so that the thickness of the first polyolefin layer and the adhesive material layer is 30 ?m or more and the thickness of the second polyolefin layer is less than 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Yasuike
  • Patent number: 8431205
    Abstract: A multi-ply label includes a first material ply (10), having at least a first and a second material section (110, 120), in which the first material section (110) of the first material ply (10) can be separated from the second material section (120) of the first material ply, and a second material ply (20), having at least a first and a second material section (210, 220), in which the first material section (210) of the second material ply can be separated from the second material section (220) of the second material ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 8419070
    Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with a label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet has a removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration tab aligned with the label shape. The registration tab includes a portion disposed over a removable shape within the label shape. The registration tab is raisable above the back sheet surface and the removable shape adheres to the registration tab while being raised, thereby removing the removable shape from the label shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8420195
    Abstract: Disclosed herein an adhesive substrate having a peelable backing for use with battery packs. The adhesive substrate can include an integral tab, and perforations can be formed between a main body of the substrate and the tab. To peel the backing from the main body, the tab can be detached from the main body while remaining bonded to the peelable backing. The tab can be pulled to peel the backing from the main body of the substrate. The substrate is then applied to the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Ameriguian
  • Patent number: 8414993
    Abstract: A roll of a continuous web of an optical film laminate with predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate with predefined slit lines comprises an optically functional film having an adhesive layer which is subjected to a preliminary inspection, and a carrier film releasably laminated to the adhesive layer. Defect-free normal sheets and defective or defect-containing sheets having predefined length corresponding to the dimension of the liquid-crystal panel are formed on the carrier film by sequentially forming slit lines along the transverse direction with respect to the lengthwise direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Nakazono, Seiji Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20130075439
    Abstract: A label assembly including a face sheet, a back sheet, and a layer of an adhesive positioned between the face sheet and the back sheet. A separation line divides the label assembly into at least two portions. The separation line is formed by a first tearable line of separation extending across the back sheet and a second tearable line of separation extending across the face sheet. The first tearable line of separation is offset with respect to the second tearable line of separation, and at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation includes a non-linear portion directed toward and/or an angled portion extending at an angle to an other of the at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Thomas E. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Brian Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8404334
    Abstract: An optical film laminate that has predefined slit lines for enhancing both product accuracy and manufacturing speed in liquid-crystal display element manufacturing to radically improve manufacturing yield. The optical film laminate formed as a continuous web with the predefined slit lines for use in a continuous manufacturing system by laminating optically functional film sheets to liquid-crystal panels. The optical film laminate having defect-free regions having a predefined length corresponding to the dimension of a liquid-crystal panel and defective regions having a predefined length different from the defect-free region, based on the detected position of defects. The optical film laminate having a carrier film releasably laminated to an adhesive layer, wherein defect-free normal polarizing sheets and a defective polarizing sheets are formed on the carrier film by forming slit lines corresponding to above regions along the transverse direction of the optical film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Kimura, Takayoshi Yamano, Takuya Nakazono, Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Fumihito Shimanoe, Satoru Koshio, Shouji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8389090
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for controlling animal activity with an adhesive sheet. In one embodiment, the sheet includes strips uniformly spaced apart on a transfer layer including a bisected protection layer. In another embodiment, the sheet is flat and generally rectangular. In another embodiment, the sheet is rolled. In yet another embodiment, the sheet is deployed from a dispenser. In one embodiment of the method, the sheet is deployed by locating an area of activity to be controlled, removing the control sheet from the transfer sheet, placing the control sheet on an the area of activity to be controlled and then systematically and sequentially removing the first protection sheet and the second protection sheet. In another embodiment, the area to be controlled includes a surface discontinuity requiring placement of the control sheet along the discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Fe-Lines, LLC
    Inventors: Bonnie Pemberton, Frank A. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8383222
    Abstract: A self-laminating assembly for providing information, such as emergency medical or contact information, or a temporary identification card, for general purposes. Medical data or contact information is entered on a card which is predisposed within the assembly. The card can then be covered with a transparent plastic sheet and folded in half, along a perforation in its center to permanently seal the card within the transparent plastic enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xertrex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis W. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8357442
    Abstract: A wire marker is provided. A carrier strip includes a first layer having at least one opening, two bands applied to opposite edges of the first layer, the bands including an adhesive on at least one side, and a label secured into the opening and attached to the adhesive. At least one access perforation may be located on the first layer that is horizontal and adjacent to one side of the opening. The access perforation facilitates removal of the label from the carrier and allows for insertion of a cable through the label. A plurality of horizontal carrier perforations may further be located between each opening on the first layer to facilitate removal of the carrier strip from a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn E Whittaker, David S Morrison
  • Publication number: 20120321831
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a high-frequency dielectric attachment capable of suppressing a decrease in Q value of a high frequency circuit and achieving a great adjusting effect. The high-frequency dielectric attachment is a laminate of an insulating sheet layer, adhesive layer, and a dielectric sheet layer. The insulating sheet layer forms an outermost layer of the laminate, and the adhesive layer and dielectric sheet layer are arranged in sequence below the insulating sheet layer. The width of the dielectric sheet layer is smaller than each of the width of the insulating sheet layer and the width of the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer projects beyond the dielectric sheet layer in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Onaka, Takashi Ishihara, Masanori Kasai
  • Patent number: 8334036
    Abstract: It is provided a multi-layer material comprising a self-adhesive layer coated on the reverse side of a first web, a release layer coated on the front side of a second web, the release layer being attached to the self-adhesive layer of the first web, wherein on the reverse side of the second web a cold seal adhesive layer is coated. Furthermore, a multi-layer tag manufactured from said multi-layer material is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sihl GmbH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Buchbinder, Axel Niemöller
  • Patent number: 8329276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peelable resealable multilayer films which include at least a first thermoplastic layer of an anhydride-modified polyolefin, a second thermoplastic layer of an ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer and a third thermoplastic layer of a tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive. The bond formed between a second layer of ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer and a third layer of a tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive creates a peelable resealable interface having a first interfacial peel strength, A, and a second interfacial peel strength, B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventor: Tara Kay Cruz
  • Patent number: 8323761
    Abstract: A laminate is produced in which a long release sheet 2A, an adhesive layer 3A and a base material 4A are laminated together, and the base material 4A and the adhesive layer 3A are cut (half cut) so as not to penetrate through the release sheet 2A, so as to divide the base material 4A and the adhesive layer 3A into cover sheet portions 51A, bolstering portions 52A and a remainder portion 53A. The remainder portion 53A is then peeled off and removed, and an outer end portion of each of the bolstering portions 52A is half cut so as not to penetrate through the release sheet 2A, raised portions 6A being formed through the half cutting. The laminate sheet can be produced at low cost, and defects can be prevented from being formed on the adhesive sheet when the laminate sheet is wound into a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Takehito Nakayama, Kazuya Katoh, Takuya Hayasaka
  • Publication number: 20120266504
    Abstract: The one piece blank for forming the pop-up greeting card has a pair of mutually perpendicular fold lines dividing the blank into four equal sections. One section has a die-cut area for forming a pop-up flap having a main section for imaging of a message thereon. A support section of the flap and a pair of hinge sections opposite sides of said support section hold the main section is spaced parallel relation to the upper section of the card when the card is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Irving R. Michlin
  • Patent number: 8287975
    Abstract: A laminated body comprises a thermally conductive sheet, a protective sheet, an auxiliary sheet, a carrier sheet and a coating sheet. The thermally conductive sheet comprises a main sheet body and an adhesive layer. The coefficient of static friction of the main sheet body is 1.0 or lower. The adhesive layer has high adhesiveness in comparison with the main sheet body, and has an outer shape smaller than that of the main sheet body. The protective sheet is formed having an outer shape larger than that of the adhesive layer, and provided with a cutting line extending toward the adhesive layer from the peripheral portion of the protective sheet so that the protective sheet can be cut along the cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Polymatech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ohta, Motoki Ozawa, Fumitaka Arai
  • Patent number: 8283010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peelable resealable multilayer films which include at least a first polymer layer, a second polymer layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive in direct contact with and bonded to both the first and third layers. The bond formed between the second and third layers includes a peelable resealable interface having a first interfacial peel strength, A, and a second interfacial peel strength, B. The peelable resealable interface includes a first interfacial peel strength, A, having a value of less than 3500 gram-force/inch (1350 newton/meter) as measured in accordance with ASTM F-904-98 test method when the films of the present invention are peeled from a second thermoplastic film to which the film has been heat-sealed. The second interfacial peel strength, B, has a value of at 400 gram-force/inch (154 newton/meter) as measured in accordance with ASTM F-904-98 test method when the films are peeled from and re-adhered to a second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara Kay Cruz, Kevin Philip Nelson
  • Patent number: 8283011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peelable resealable multilayer films which include at least a first polymer layer, a second polymer layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive in direct contact with and bonded to both the first and third layers. The bond formed between the second and third layers includes a peelable resealable interface having a first interfacial peel strength, A, and a second interfacial peel strength, B. The peelable resealable interface includes a first interfacial peel strength, A, having a value of less than 3500 gram-force/inch (1350 newton/meter) as measured in accordance with ASTM F-904-98 test method when the films of the present invention are peeled from a second thermoplastic film to which the film has been heat-sealed. The second interfacial peel strength, B, has a value of at least 400 gram-force/inch (154 newton/meter) as measured in accordance with ASTM F-904-98 test method when the films are peeled from and re-adhered to a second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara Kay Cruz, Kevin Philip Nelson
  • Patent number: 8277916
    Abstract: A protection system kit is provided for at least one vehicular window panel mounted in a window opening of a vehicle. The kit comprises a film unit supply assembly including a release liner and a multi-layer, self-adhesive film unit. The film unit includes a first film layer and a first adhesive layer releasably securing the first film layer to the release liner. The film unit further includes a second film layer secured to the first film layer on the release liner by a second adhesive layer. The second film layer is selectively removable from the first film layer by peeling the second film layer away from the first film layer. The first adhesive layer is adapted to secure the first film layer to a vehicular window panel in an associated window opening of a vehicle. The first and second film layers are pre-configured to fit the window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Clear Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Tonya M. Cockman, Patrick Haden Jennings, Donald C. Martin
  • Patent number: 8273436
    Abstract: A label assembly including a face sheet, a back sheet, and a layer of an adhesive positioned between the face sheet and the back sheet. A separation line divides the label assembly into at least two portions. The separation line is formed by a first tearable line of separation extending across the back sheet and a second tearable line of separation extending across the face sheet. The first tearable line of separation is offset with respect to the second tearable line of separation, and at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation includes an angled portion extending at an angle to an other of the at least one of the first and second tearable lines of separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8273433
    Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with at least one label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet has a removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration structure aligned with the label shape. The registration structure is one of raised or raisable above the back sheet surface and includes an edge extending at a non-perpendicular angle from the back sheet surface or the removable panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8263201
    Abstract: A self-laminating rotating cable marker label is constructed of a transparent film having a first adhesive area, an adhesive-free smooth area, and a second adhesive area. A print-on area forms one side of the transparent film, the print-on area adapted to receive indicia identifying the cable about which the marker label is applied. A perforation extends across the transparent film providing a line of separation of the transparent film. When wrapped around a cable, the second adhesive area overlies the print-on area such that the cable identifying indicia is visible through the transparent second adhesive area. As the transparent film is wrapped around the cable, the first adhesive area adheres to the cable. The remainder of the transparent film is rotated, breaking the perforation, whereby the smooth area of the film in contact with the cable provides smooth rotation of the label around the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, David Scott Morrison, Michael Scott Adams
  • Patent number: 8246081
    Abstract: A security marking system for producing a secure marking label includes a support sheet, such as a silicon-containing sheet, having two separate flaps on a first folding line, the first flap supporting, on the recto side, a first holographic component whereof the surface contacting the support sheet is coated with an adhesive film. The second flap supports, on the same recto side, a second component formed by a film whereof the surface contacting the support sheet is coated with an adhesive film and the opposite surface bears personalizing indicia. The first flap includes a second folding line that is substantially parallel to the first folding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hologram Industries
    Inventor: Hugues Souparis