Adhesive Is On Removable Layer Patents (Class 428/42.3)
  • Patent number: 10786978
    Abstract: A packaging material (600) comprises a first sheet material (100) and a woven fabric (200), which are arranged one above the other and are connected to one another. The first sheet material (100) contains first regions (120), in which the first sheet material (100) is expanded locally, and second regions (110), in which the first sheet material (100) is not expanded locally. The first regions (120) are arranged in each case between two second regions (110) and run in a first direction. The woven fabric (200) comprises a thread (220), wherein part of the thread (220) runs in a direction which intersects the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KARATZIS S.A. INDUSTRIAL & HOTELIER ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: Antonios Karatzis
  • Patent number: 10766168
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a composite product has a first folded layer with a first and second superposed portion extending from a respective first and second free end to a first bend connecting the first and second superposed portions, and a second folded layer with a third and fourth superposed portion extending from a respective third and fourth free end to a second bend connecting the third and fourth superposed portions, wherein the first and second folded layers are laid adjacent to each other in order that the second portion of the first folded layer is in contact with the third portion of the second folded layer, the first and second folded layers being oriented with respect to each other in order to extend from a first side including the first, second, third and fourth free ends to a second side including the first and second bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S
    Inventors: Per Nielsen, Sigmund Wenningsted Torgard
  • Patent number: 10538376
    Abstract: A laminated film includes: an inner layer formed of a heat-sealable thermoplastic resin; an outer layer laminated on the inner layer; and a fragile processed portion in which at least a part of the outer layer is removed and at least a part of the inner layer is present and which has a linear shape in planar view and a Young's modulus of 2.0 gigapascals or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuno Iguchi, Sachiko Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10286705
    Abstract: A sheet construction including a first material, and methods of making and using the same. The first material can include a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first longitudinal edge, and a second longitudinal edge. The first material can define a first print-receptive medium. The sheet construction can also include a leading margin extending from the first longitudinal edge to the second longitudinal edge and bounded at least by the leading edge, the first longitudinal edge, the second longitudinal edge, and the print-receptive medium. The sheet construction can also include a first side margin bounded at least in part by the leading margin, the first longitudinal edge, and the first print-receptive medium. The first side margin can include at least one compressed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Le-Hoa Hong, Laura Rocío Meza Sanchez, Linda Francis, Angie Chiao
  • Patent number: 10217244
    Abstract: A method for computer-assisted hair coloring guidance includes the step of determining a hair section area, in which hair is depicted, in a digital image of a person where a plurality of hairs are visible. Determining this hair section area can include the step of determining an image color information frequency distribution which can correspond to a frequency distribution of at least one item of color information for a plurality of image points in the digital image; as well as the step of comparing this frequency distribution of image color information to hair color statistics, where the hair color statistics may include, for each of a plurality of hair colors, at least one frequency distribution of at least one item of hair color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Kowalczyk, Gesa Geissel, Lars Reinartz, Bernd Braβel
  • Patent number: 10131821
    Abstract: One or more cuts is provided in a label liner sheet near the area of a cutout within the label, such as the center hole in a CD label, in order to facilitate reliable separation of the cutout from the label and retention of the cutout on the liner sheet as the label is peeled from the liner. The majority of the cut runs generally parallel to the cutout boundary underneath the cutout, and the ends of the cut cross the boundary at two separate boundary crossing points on either side of the portion of the cut running parallel to the boundary. The cut first causes a flap to be created in the liner sheet and partially lifted as the label is beginning to be peeled away. Thereafter, as the peel line passes the flap area, the cutout experiences the full retentive strength of the label's pressure sensitive adhesive primarily at the two boundary crossings, and the cutout is pulled from the label and retained on the liner sheet as the adhesive force overcomes the cohesive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry G. Hodsdon
  • Patent number: 10093084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for laminating components with sheets, in which an adhesive is applied to the surface of the laminating sheet and/or of the component in a grid-like manner, so that, after the sheet and the component are joined, the adhesive is arranged between the sheet and the component, and the regions between the applied adhesive form a channel system that enables the removal of the air that is present between the component and the sheet. The invention further relates to a laminated molded part obtainable by the above-outlined process. The use of an adhesive grid provided between a component and a laminating sheet results in a reduction or prevention of air inclusions when the component is laminated with a laminating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: JOWAT SE
    Inventors: Thomas Hohberg, Andreas Dandl
  • Patent number: 9760787
    Abstract: A document camera system includes a page-turning device, an image pickup unit, a specification unit, a recognition unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The page-turning device turns pages of a book. The image pickup unit picks up an image of each turned page. The specification unit specifies a page number portion in the image picked up by the image pickup unit. The recognition unit recognizes characters in the page number portion specified by the specification unit to identify a page number. The determination unit determines correctness of the order of the page numbers identified by the recognition unit. The notification unit notifies a user of an error when the determination unit determines that the order of the page numbers is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9707796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a document (1) which is provided with a device for securing confidential information mentioned in the document, the latter comprising: a window (8) cut into said document, at least two areas of structural weakness (11, 12) located adjacent to two edges (81, 83) of the window (8), an information support element formed by at least a first label (16) secured to one face (18) of the document (1) such that the confidential information printed on said label (16) is located in the window (8), an element (3) for masking the information, with dimensions at least equal to those of the window (8), permanently secured to the areas of structural weakness (11, 12) and removably mounted at the window (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Michel Kovacevitch
  • Patent number: 9443448
    Abstract: A label sheet including a facestock, and a liner releasably coupled to the facestock. The facestock includes a label and the liner includes a weakened separation line. The weakened separation line at least partially underlies the label. Also, the weakened separation line includes an apex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Le-Hoa Hong, Martin Utz, Gerardo Veyna, Gildardo Ramirez, Thomas Mammen
  • Patent number: 9174353
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for die cutting label stock comprising a facestock, an adhesive and optionally a liner to form labels where a liner of the linered pressure sensitive adhesive label stock may be a thin or ultrathin liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Green, Dennis Rene Benoit
  • Patent number: 9131829
    Abstract: A label sheet for cleaning is formed of a label for cleaning including a cleaning layer having a 180° peeling adhesion to a silicon wafer of 0.20 N/10 mm or less after receiving an active energy and an adhesive layer provided on one of surfaces of said cleaning layer, and a separator on which the label is removably provided through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Namikawa, Yoshio Terada, Jirou Nukaga, Eiji Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9122963
    Abstract: A tamper-proof barcoded quality indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of time and temperature thresholds following actuation thereof, including a first barcode including a first colorable area and being machine-readable before exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, a second barcode including a second colorable area and not being machine-readable before exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator, a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, at a rate which is at least partially a function of time, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously for simultaneous coloring thereof upon exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable, and a tamper-proof actuator element operative to actuate the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Nemet
  • Patent number: 9090044
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for manufacturing a pre-cut plastic card structure via laser cutting, having a plastic card, plastic card prelaminate and sticker separable from the plastic card structure. The plastic card prelaminate includes a first plastic sheet, a first adhesive layer arranged below the first plastic sheet, a release layer arranged below the first adhesive layer, a laser barrier layer arranged below the release layer, and a second plastic sheet arranged below of the laser barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Identive Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Werner Vogt
  • Patent number: 8986486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for semiconductor device production, which includes: a separator; and a plurality of adhesive layer-attached dicing tapes each including a dicing tape and an adhesive layer laminated on the dicing tape, which are laminated on the separator at a predetermined interval in such a manner that the adhesive layer attaches to the separator, in which the separator has a cut formed along the outer periphery of the dicing tape, and the depth of the cut is at most ? of the thickness of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naohide Takamoto, Goji Shiga, Fumiteru Asai
  • 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: 8951591
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Publication number: 20140339582
    Abstract: In order to improve the color and luminance uniformity of an LED chip with a phosphor-containing resin sheet obtained by adhering the phosphor-containing resin sheet to the LED chip, improve the ease of production, and improve the degree of freedom in design, etc., provided is a resin sheet laminate provided with a phosphor-containing resin sheet on a base material, wherein the phosphor-containing resin sheet is divided into a plurality of sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuo Matsumura, Yutaka Ishida Matsumura, Kazunari Kawamoto, Takejiro Inoue, Hironobu Sadakuni, Masshiro Yoshioka, Takao Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8753730
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a plurality of electronic component packages includes coupling a tape to a panel. Electronic components are coupled to the tape and encapsulated to form a molded wafer. The molded wafer is mechanically separated from the panel without heating by breaking a mechanical separation adhesive of the tape. By mechanically separating the molded wafer from the panel without heating, warpage of the molded wafer associated with heating is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Brett Arnold Dunlap, Robert Francis Darveaux
  • Patent number: 8722122
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8507066
    Abstract: A paint mask particularly adapted for masking corner areas of a demarcation zone to facilitate painting of an area of a workpiece disposed on the other side of the demarcation zone is formed of a thin, flexible sheet having opposite faces. The paint mask includes a first leg and a second leg that are generally rectangular in shape, and the legs intersect to form a right angle adapted for masking a corner and adjacent area. The bottom side of the paint mask which contacts the surface to be masked includes an adhesive for adhering the mask to the workpiece. The top side has release means for releasing stacked paint masks from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Schnoebelen, Jr.
  • 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: 8458941
    Abstract: Shipment labels and related methods are described. An example method includes printing a return address on a first label layer of the label and printing a delivery address on a second label layer of the label adjacent the first label layer. The example method also includes coupling the first label layer and the second label layer on at least a portion of a container. The second label layer releasably covers at least a portion of the first label layer so that the return address is not fully visible when the second label layer is releasably coupled to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventor: James Harrison Pagones
  • 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: 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: 8449963
    Abstract: An improved integrated multi-use label and concealed document form. In at least one embodiment of the present disclosure, such a form comprises a first sheet material, a second sheet material, and a third sheet material. The sheet materials are joined together with the first sheet material between the other two sheet materials. Lines of weakness defining at least one multi-use label and concealed document label are cut into the joined together sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8434283
    Abstract: The painting method disclosed is carried out by providing a curable liquid paint composition and an edging product having a colored surface and an adhesive surface opposite to the colored surface. The colored surface of the edging product is preferably a previously manufactured surface closely matching the to-be-used paint composition once the paint composition has been permitted to cure. The edging strip is permanently affixed onto a wall to be painted with the curable paint composition, with an edge of the edging strip contacting a surface bordering the wall or surface which is not to be painted with the curable liquid paint composition. The wall is then painted with the curable liquid paint composition, and the curable liquid paint composition is partly overlapped onto the edging product. The method provides a crisp even line at the interface between the wall and the bordering surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Michelee Bartolo-Howell
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8360290
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Thomas E. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Brian Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8338515
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive composition including silicone-modified tackifier. The silicone-modified tackifier is produced by reacting reactive silicone with tackifier. Laminates made with the pressure sensitive adhesive have improved guillotinability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: DT-SP IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Parr, David P. Allen, Daniel P. Ratka, Earl G. Melby, Frank D. Miller, Thomas W. Bansback
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8308363
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Patent number: 8287974
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an adhesive release article comprising an absorbent substrate, a cross-linking agent, and a polymer; wherein the substrate is first coated with the cross-linking agent and is then coated with the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Polymer Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Murphy, Jon O. Fabri
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120210615
    Abstract: a reminder device comprising an object, where the object is readily viewed by a user; and a marking on the object wherein the marking includes a circle and a pair of words “TO IT”. The circle with the pair of words “TO IT” is associated with the phrase “GET 'ROUND TO IT” to remind the user of the action they need to complete. The markings may be placed on a magnet, a token, a sticker, a paperweight, a coin, a lamp, a mug, a glass or other commonly used household items to remind and inspire action to a user upon viewing it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Mollie Coney
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8236400
    Abstract: A protective device for attaching to and protecting at least one article includes a cover having an attachment surface and a display surface opposing the attachment surface. An adhesive coating is applied to the attachment surface of the cover to facilitate adhesion of the cover to an article. A removable backing is releasably attached to the adhesive coating and at least one relief notch is formed in the cover through the attachment surface of the cover and terminates beneath the display surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry E. Trigg, Sam Lucente, Allison Johnson, Mohammad M Samii, Paul E Bradley, Arvind Kumar Gupta, Kara Whitney Johnson, Matthias Wieser, Matthew Robert Adams, James J Genis, L William Smith
  • Publication number: 20120189797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wall stickers for paint samples. The invention is used by personnel in the area of property development such as builders, designers, interior decorators, painters, do-it-yourselfers, and the like. The paint sample stickers allow you to see how multiple colors or patterns look on your walls, without fully committing or having to paint over a paint sample numerous times once decided. This paint sample is also used with wall paper designs in the decision making process, when considering redecorating one's home. The stickers will provide a visualization of color combinations on painted walls, wallpapers, kitchen work surfaces, cupboard textures and shades. The paint sample sticker is particularly placed in a strip or book arrangement. The stickers are also available in single units. The used samples are reusable as wrapping paper, art paper, party hats, and the like. The present invention relates to wall stickers for paint samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Elizabeth Nancy Moriba