Heat-activatable Adhesive Patents (Class 442/150)
  • Patent number: 9062914
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a two-ply absorbent liner for use in a sterilization process and, more particularly, to an absorbent liner having a foam layer and a paper layer for cushioning sterilization trays and surgical instruments in a sterilization pack and providing advantageous moisture absorption functionality during and after completion of a sterilization process. The absorbent liner functions advantageously with steam or ethylene oxide gas as the sterilization agent. The absorbent liner is fabricated from a foam material, preferably a hydrophilic polymeric foam material, e.g., a hydrophilic polyurethane foam flame laminated to paper, preferably medical grade paper. The disclosed liner may be advantageously utilized in sterilizing surgical instruments and in conjunction with sterilizing trays such that potential residual moisture is eliminated from the surface of the instruments or trays and metal surfaces are cushioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: CYGNUS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Shaun Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20150050856
    Abstract: A repair wrap for repairing or strengthening an inanimate object. The repair wrap includes a fabric, where the fabric includes one or more fibers. The repair wrap also includes a hardening material. The fabric is configured to be wrapped around a portion of an inanimate object. Curing the hardening material is configured to form a shell about the portion of the inanimate object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Quinn, Reed Quinn, Kit Morrison, Matthew Hawkes
  • Patent number: 8946099
    Abstract: The transponder with an electronic unit comprising an antenna coil (4) connected to a chip module (5) embedded in a multi-layer laminate support (1) comprises at least one flexible thermoplastic layer (2) disposed on both sides of the electronic unit wherein the multi-layer laminate support further comprises a non-woven foil (3) with a grammage of less than 25 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: HID Global GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Michalk
  • Patent number: 8912293
    Abstract: A resin composition is provided. The resin composition comprises: an epoxy resin; a hardener, which comprises a melamine compound of Formula I: wherein, R is the same with or different from each other and has the formula of R1 and R2 are individually selected from a group consisting of H, a halogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C15 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C15 aloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C15 unsaturated hydrocarbyl group, a naphthol group, a phenanthrenol group, and a dicyclopentadiene group, with a proviso that R2 is not H; and m is 1 or 2, wherein the amount of the hardener is about 20 parts by weight to about 150 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Union Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Hsin-Ho Wu
  • Publication number: 20140283722
    Abstract: A blanket in the form of a patchwork quilt and a method of creation is provided. The quilt comprises a plurality of patchwork squares that are cut from a variety of cloth pieces. A plurality of fabric strips is cut to form the border of the patchwork square, whereby each strip comprises a heat-activated, dual-sided adhesive. The outer edges of the plurality of fabric strips are then sewn around the perimeter of the patchwork square, while the inner edge remains unsecured to the square. A keepsake may be inserted within the inner perimeter of the border, thereafter a user may secure the keepsake within the border by applying a heat source to the border.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy Pinoli
  • Publication number: 20140227926
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a composite laminated structure for shoe stiffeners and preparing method thereof. The composite laminated structure comprises: a fiber fabric core layer, and a hot-melt-adhesive layer covering and interpenetrating the fiber fabric core layer, whereby the composite laminated structure has a tear resistance greater than 3.0 kg or a resilience greater than 2.0 kg. Preparing methods for said composite laminated structure are very simple processes, which are also provided herein. With the fiber fabric core layer, proper performances could be achieved with simple hot-melt-adhesives. High level of cheap fillers, such as recycled materials, inorganic fillers or the mixture thereof, could be added while still maintaining excellent tear resistance and resilience. Thus, the use of virgin materials and the overall cost could be greatly reduced for shoe stiffeners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: SHU-CHIEH WANG, YUNG-CHANG HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140199908
    Abstract: The present invention provides hot melt adhesives for disposable products. The hot melt adhesives may be applied at high-speed and at low temperature ranges. The hot melt adhesives also provide excellent adhesion to polyethylene and a nonwoven fabric. The hot melt adhesive comprises (A) a thermoplastic block copolymer, which is a copolymer of a vinyl-based aromatic hydrocarbon with a conjugated diene compound; and (B) a propylene homopolymer having a melting point of 100° C. or lower, which is obtainable by polymerizing propylene using a metallocene catalyst. The disposable products are produced at high-speeds and low temperature with the inventive hot melt, and therefore, the disposal products are produced efficiently and safely, and a nonwoven fabric and a polyethylene film of the disposable products are less likely to peel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Kentarou INOUE
  • Publication number: 20140194019
    Abstract: A silicone composition and more particularly to a silicone composition comprising at least one organosilicon compound having an average of at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule, at least one silicone resin having the formula (R1R4R5SiO1/2)w(R12SiO2/2)x(R4SiO3/2)y(SiO4/2)z (II), wherein R1 is C1 to C10 hydrocarbyl or C1 to C10 halogen-substituted hydrocarbyl, both free of aliphatic unsaturation, R4 is C2 to C4 alkenyl, R5 is R1 or R4, w is from 0.01 to 0.6, x is from 0 to 0.5, y is from 0.1 to 0.95, z is from 0 to 0.4, and w+x+y+z)=1, and a hydrosilylation catalyst; a silicone adhesive comprising a cured product of the silicone composition, and a coated substrate and a laminated substrate, each comprising the silicone adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Greer, Marilyn Shope, Michitaka Suto, Bianxiao Zhong, Bizhong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140083610
    Abstract: A method for joining two carpet segments, each carpet segment having an underside and at least one edge. The method comprises abutting one edge of one carpet segment with one edge of the other carpet segment; positioning a length of seam tape under the abutting edges, and activating the adhesive to secure the seam tape to the undersides of both carpet segments. The seam tape comprises an elongated base layer that is resilient in a transverse direction and an adhesive applied to the base layer. The adhesive may comprise a hot-melt thermoplastic adhesive. The base layer may comprise a resilient textile or fabric, such as cotton denim and elastane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: DANIEL PAUL BENNETT
  • Patent number: 8609557
    Abstract: A textile semifinished product with at least one surface provided with an adhesive, wherein the adhesive is immobilized on the surface of the semifinished product in order to maintain the tack in a lasting manner. To this end, at least one constituent of the adhesive is partly crosslinked and the partly crosslinked constituent is the product of partial crosslinking of at least one monomer containing double bonds, the monomer containing double bonds being a partial ester prepared by the reaction of an epoxy resin with an unsaturated carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Saertex GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Palinsky, Lars Ischtschuk, Ekkehard Roth
  • Publication number: 20130305664
    Abstract: A coated fabric (11), comprising a fabric (12) from polymer tapes (12a, 12b), wherein the fabric (12) is coated with a sealing layer (13), wherein • at least a portion of the polymer tapes (12a, 12b) have a breaking tenacity of less than 45 cN/tex, preferably 15 to 40 cN/tex and an elongation at break of more than 30%, preferably of 40 to 90%, and/or • wherein the sealing layer (13) is formed from a composition A comprising at least one ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, and wherein the composition has a density from 0.905 to 0.930 g/cc, preferably from 0.910 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: STARLINGER & CO GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H., HAVER & BOECKER OHG, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Maria Isabel Arroyo Yillan, Thomas Schütte, Franz Schneider
  • Patent number: 8568853
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite having an improved combination of flexural, impact, and heat distortion characteristics. The composite comprises a fiber reinforced thermoplastic core containing fibers bonded together with a first thermoplastic resin in which the core has a first surface and a second surface and at least one first skin applied to the first surface. The first skin comprises one or more bi-directional continuous fiber tapes having a plurality of continuous fibers bonded together with one or more thermoplastic resins. The fibers in each first skin are arranged in a first and a second direction, with the fibers in each direction being unidirectionally oriented within the skin. Bi-directional orientation of the continuous fiber tapes is present in at least one of the tapes, or is achieved through the use of two or more tapes having unidirectional continuous fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkat Raghavendran, Gary Francis Smith
  • Publication number: 20130252496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fibrous material for heat-sealable medical packaging comprising a nonwoven fibrous single-layer substrate or a paper impregnated to the core by at least one polyurethane, at least one tackifier and optionally at least one functional additive. It also relates to the process for manufacturing this fibrous material, to the sizing composition used in the manufacturing process and to the medical packaging comprising such a fibrous packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Arjowiggins Healthcare
    Inventors: Michel Tripier, Christophe Simon, Jean-Christophe Ricatte
  • Publication number: 20130160926
    Abstract: Methods are provided for strengthening (e.g., repairing, structurally reinforcing, etc.) a fluid-system component by installing, as a circumferential wrap or a patch, a radiation-curable composite laminate. Kits including composite repair materials and equipment for implementing the methods are also provided. Examples of fluid-system components that may be strengthened include pipework, pipelines, transmission pipelines, distribution pipelines, gathering lines, oil risers, gas risers, process piping, girth welds on pipelines or vessels, tanks, vessels, elbows, tees, flanges, and high-pressure injection lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Neptune Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lazzara, Jozef Bicerano
  • Publication number: 20130022796
    Abstract: Included are elastic laminate articles that include multiple layers. This includes one stretch fabric comprising about 50% to 100% elastic fibers by weight of the fabric, including fabrics that include 100% elastic fibers and at least one adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Three Little Falls Centre
    Inventors: Tianyi Liao, Carmen Covelli, Hong Liu, Douglas K. Farmer, Fred C. Wynegar
  • Patent number: 8317220
    Abstract: A curable coating composition that exhibits improved cure and adhesion to various substrates, especially synthetic textiles used in the manufacture of air bags, comprises a composition curable by a hydrosilylation reaction, an acryloxy functional alkoxysilane or a methacryloxy functional alkoxysilane, an alkenyl functional silanol terminated organopolysiloxane, and an epoxy functional alkoxysilane. The curable coating composition is especially useful for application to synthetic textiles such as automotive air bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Randall Paul Sweet, William R. Blackwood, Tsugio Nozoe
  • Patent number: 8309200
    Abstract: A reflective insulation system. The reflective insulation system includes a reflective layer such as aluminum, a layer of fiberglass, and a layer of vapor retarding material. A first side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the reflective layer by a deposit of hot melt glue. The second side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the layer of vapor retarding material by a second deposit of hot melt glue. The vapor retarding layer may be a plastic material, such as polypropylene or a reflective material, such as aluminum. In an alternate construction, the reflective layer has a transverse dimension that is narrower than the vapor retarding material such that edge portions of the reflective layer are spaced inwardly with respect to edges of said vapor retarder material. A strip of adhesive tape, preferably foil tape, overlies and secures edge portions of the reflective and vapor retarder layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Zupon, David Dejarlais, James Gambatese, Stephen Neff
  • Publication number: 20120227894
    Abstract: An adhesive tape having a carrier and an adhesive layer applied to at least one side of the carrier, wherein the carrier is a thread-stitched web nonwoven carrier produced from a preconsolidated base web of staple fibres. Mutually parallel threads are stitched into the base web to form the final thread-stitched web nonwoven carrier, wherein the ultimate tensile strength of the preconsolidated but not as yet overstitched base web is less than 2 N/cm. In embodiments, the ultimate tensile strength of the preconsolidated but not as yet overstitched base web is below 1 N/cm or below 0.5 N/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventors: Michael SIEBERT, Andreas Wahlers-Schmidlin, Dennis Seitzer, Daniel Wienke
  • Publication number: 20120186738
    Abstract: A fabric batting tape (10) that is utilized to fuse two pieces of material (24,28) together. The fabric batting tape (10) is comprised of a knitted fabric strip (12) having an upper surface (14) and a lower surface (16), and a hot-melt adhesive (22) that is located on the lower surface (16). The two pieces of material (24,28) are placed together, with a side edge (26) of one piece of the material (24) abutting a side edge (30) of the other piece (28). A length of the knitted fabric strip (12) is placed on top of the two pieces of material (24,28) with the adhesive lower surface (16) contacting the upper surfaces of the two pieces of material. When heat and pressure are applied via a heating element to the fabric strip (12), the heat activates the adhesive thereby creating a secure permanent fuse which maintains the two pieces of material (24,28) together along with the knitted fabric strip (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Linda J. Harwood, Jeanne Harwood
  • Publication number: 20120190264
    Abstract: A self-adhesive fiber mat may include glass and/or polymer fibers and bi-component fibers intermixed therewith. The bi-component fibers may include a core material and an outer material surrounding the core material. The outer material may have a low melting point temperature relative to the core material that may soften when exposed to heat enabling the bi-component fiber to bond with fibers and/or surfaces adjacent to the bi-component fibers. Alternatively, the self-adhesive fiber mat may use a heat sensitive resin (bonding resin) as a binder instead of, or in addition to, the bi-component fibers. The heat sensitive resin may bind the fibers together and may also bond the self-adhesive fiber mat with an adjacent film or sheet. Bonding between the film or sheet and the self-adhesive fiber mat may occur as a result of the bi-component fibers or heat sensitive resin being exposed to heat and/or pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Shamsheer Mahammad, Souvik Nandi, David Earl Weller, JR., John P. Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8058190
    Abstract: A curable coating composition that exhibits improved cure and adhesion to various substrates, especially synthetic textiles used in the manufacture of air bags, comprises a composition curable by a hydrosilylation reaction, and includes a silicone resin, a hydrosilylation reaction inhibitor; and an adhesion promoting additive which comprises (i) an acryloxy functional alkoxysilane or a methacryloxy functional alkoxysilane, (ii) an alkenylsilanol, (iii) an organotitanium compound, (iv) a metal chelate compound, and (v) an epoxy functional alkoxysilane. A filler and a cyclic alkenyl group bearing polysiloxane can also be included in the curable coating composition. The curable coating composition is especially useful for application to synthetic textiles such as automotive air bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Randall Paul Sweet, William R. Blackwood, Tsugio Nozoe
  • Publication number: 20110265949
    Abstract: Temperature switchable adhesives formed by combining a pressure sensitive adhesive, which does not exhibit temperature switchable properties, with a crystallizable oil are described. These temperature switchable adhesives exhibit a sharp reduction in peel strength when the temperature is raised above the switching temperature. The adhesive properties of these adhesives may be readily tuned by adjusting the ratio of the elastomer, tackifier, and the crystallizable oil, and by choosing different crystallizable oils. The temperature switchable adhesives have use in medical, consumer, and industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: ROBERT RAY BURCH
  • Patent number: 8012892
    Abstract: A composite resin molded product has a molded product body made of a resin and a fiber sheet material inserted on the surface of the molded product body. The fiber sheet material is formed of a knitted fabric, and the rear surface of the knitted fabric faces the molded product. The surfaces of fiber yarns of the knitted fabric are integrated with the molded product body by melting and solidifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Daikyo Nishikawa Corporation, National University Corporation Kyoto Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Kajioka, Hiroyuki Hamada, Asami Nakai
  • Patent number: 7795336
    Abstract: A low application temperature rubber-based hot melt adhesive having properties particularly well suited for use in the construction of disposable articles has been invented. The adhesive comprises a styrene block copolymer and a type of wax in an amount effective to produce a viscosity at 120° C. of below about 10,000 centipoises, a cube flow at 130° F. (54° C.) of less than about 300%, a DSC crystallization temperature of less than about 75° C. and a storage modulus of less than about 1.0×107 dynes/cm2 at 10 rads/sec (25° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Charles W. Paul, Matthew L. Sharak, Leisa A. Ryan, Maria Xenidou, Michael G. Harwell, Qiwei He
  • Patent number: 7786032
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to adhesive compositions comprising selected ratios of crystalline and amorphous polymers. In some versions of the invention, polymers capable of existing in different configurations (e.g., a polymer such as polypropylene which can exist in an atactic, syndiotactic. or isotactic configuration) is used to prepare adhesives of the present invention. As an example, a selected amount of isotactic polypropylene is blended with a selected amount of atactic polypropylene to prepare an adhesive composition having one or more performance properties (e.g., bond strength) that are superior to the performance properties of a conventional hot-melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiguang Zhou, Timothy James Blenke
  • Patent number: 7745356
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to adhesive compositions comprising selected ratios of crystalline and amorphous polymers. In some versions of the invention, polymers capable of existing in different configurations (e.g., a polymer such as polypropylene which can exist in an atactic, syndiotactic. or isotactic configuration) are used to prepare adhesives of the present invention. As an example, a selected amount of isotactic polypropylene is blended with a selected amount of atactic polypropylene to prepare an adhesive composition having one or more performance properties (e.g., bond strength) that are superior to the performance properties of a conventional hot-melt adhesive. The adhesive compositions of the present invention are suitable for use in the preparation of laminated disposable absorbent products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Blenke, Peiguang Zhou
  • Patent number: 7740935
    Abstract: An emblem having a design for securing to an article by the application of at least one of heat and pressure comprises a base having a front surface and a rear surface, the base being comprised of a woven fabric. The emblem design is comprised of two portions, a first portion of the emblem design being woven into the fabric base when the fabric base is made and a second portion of the emblem design being embroidered into the fabric base. A layer of thermoplastic adhesive material is bonded to the rear surface of the fabric base for securing the emblem to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Penn Emblem Corporation
    Inventor: Anil K. Srisothornwongse
  • Patent number: 7632764
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to adhesive compositions comprising selected ratios of crystalline and amorphous polymers. In some versions of the invention, polymers capable of existing in different configurations (e.g., a polymer such as polypropylene which can exist in an atactic, syndiotactic. or isotactic configuration) is used to prepare adhesives of the present invention. As an example, a selected amount of isotactic polypropylene is blended with a selected amount of atactic polypropylene to prepare an adhesive composition having one or more performance properties (e.g., bond strength) that are superior to the performance properties of a conventional hot-melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiguang Zhou, Timothy James Blenke
  • Publication number: 20090253323
    Abstract: A non-woven material and method of formation thereof is provided to form a substantially flat or planar self supporting core of an inorganic base fiber and an organic binding fiber preferably using an air-laid forming head. In certain preferred embodiments, the organic base fiber has a fiber strength with a break load of about 10 grams or less and an elongation of about 20 percent or less. Preferably, the organic binding fiber has a binding component and a structural component within unitary fiber filaments. In one aspect, the structural component of the organic binding fiber has a composition effective to provide a strength thereof so that the non-woven material can be manually cut with minimal effort. In such form, the non-woven material is suitable to function as an acoustic ceiling tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: USG Interiors, Inc.
    Inventors: DONALD S. MUELLER, Weixin D. Song, Bangji Cao
  • Patent number: 7527858
    Abstract: Composite materials that contain formaldehyde-free, cured binder compositions are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of making and using composite materials containing formaldehyde-free binder compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Eric Gustave Lundquist
  • Publication number: 20080305703
    Abstract: An emblem having a design for securing to an article by the application of at least one of heat and pressure comprises a base having a front surface and a rear surface, the base being comprised of a woven fabric. The emblem design is comprised of two portions, a first portion of the emblem design being woven into the fabric base when the fabric base is made and a second portion of the emblem design being embroidered into the fabric base. A layer of thermoplastic adhesive material is bonded to the rear surface of the fabric base for securing the emblem to the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: PENN EMBLEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anil K. Srisothornwongse
  • Publication number: 20080166939
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an acoustical substrate including nonwoven material which includes a two component adhesive system which may be treated with a fluid repelling compound. The two component adhesive system may comprise two adhesive components having different melting points to allow for flexible industrial post processing and laminating. The adhesives may be applied by a variety of methods and may exist in the substrate in, e.g., either discrete or continuous web forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Keith Black, Michael L. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7338914
    Abstract: A tire label that is adapted to adhere to the surface of an irregular surface. The inventive tire label uses a label stock made of an openwork fabric that is a mesh, woven or knit. Optionally, a cap can be used on the label. Preferably, the label has an RFID chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin Conwell, Tom Rogers
  • Patent number: 7335415
    Abstract: The invention concerns a nonwoven support, in the form of a felt or needle punched product, having a thickness ranging between 0.3 and 1 mm and a surface mass of fibres ranging between 70 and 120 g/m2, and the fibres are embedded in the adhesive over part of the support thickness. The tear strength of the adhesive tape is less than 15 N. The invention is useful for strapping bundles of cables in motor vehicle construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Scapa France
    Inventors: Alain Goux, Rémi Barnet
  • Patent number: 7329622
    Abstract: A vapor permeable, water impermeable film is coating partially with an adhesive surface coating. The partial adhesive coating is deposited on both surfaces of the film and coated areas on one surface of the film are at least partially in line with the coated areas of the second surface. A three ply laminate sheet is manufactured having a middle layer consisting of a vapor permeable water impermeable films having partial surface coating with an adhesive material on both surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Solipat AG
    Inventor: Andreas Ulli
  • Publication number: 20070270064
    Abstract: A primary carpet backing is provided for use in the formation of a tufted carpet which eliminates or reduces the need for a latex adhesive layer or the use of a secondary backing. The external surfaces of a woven or non-woven fibrous mat are coated with thermoplastic polymer particles having a lower melting temperature than the fibers of the mat. The mat possesses sufficient openings between fibers to be capable of undergoing tufting. Following tufting the tufted mat is heat treated so as to melt the thermoplastic polymer particles and to create a bond between the tufted carpet yarn fibers and the primary backing mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Lester M. Aseere
  • Patent number: 7176148
    Abstract: A commercially available product, of a type having a batting with a softness and flexibility and configured for use in the formation of a quilt, where the quilt has at least one cover to be securably attached to the batting, includes a composite member sold in at least one desirable size for making a quilt and formed of the batting and an adhesive material as an article of manufacture, is disclosed. The batting consists of a fibrous material and the adhesive material includes a water-soluble material and is effective to form a removable bond at the opposing faces of the batting, so that the quilt may be formed by at least temporary attachment of the cover to the batting by the bond and the bond is removable after formation of the quilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Patent number: 7109134
    Abstract: A fusible quilt batt. The fusible batt includes a non-woven fibrous web and a heat sealable and releasable adhesive. The adhesive is coated on the outer surface of the web and insinuates between the fibers of the web internally. The adhesive thus binds the fibers of the web and provides a tackiness sufficient to allow the web to be applied to a backing material at an elevated temperature and removed from the backing at room temperature or an elevated temperature. After removal of the web from the backing material it may be reapplied to a backing material at an elevated temperature. The attachment, removal and reattachment process is repeatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Robert J. South
  • Patent number: 7087539
    Abstract: A laminate construction for splicing textile materials together comprising a first layer of heat activated adhesive having a melting point T1 and a second layer of heat activated material having a melting point T2. A support layer is located between the first layer and the second layer, and the support layer has a melting point T3 which is higher than T1 and T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Carbonare
  • Patent number: 6986935
    Abstract: A fusible interlining includes a textile interlining web coated with a plurality of double-layered adhesive dots on a first side of the textile interlining web. Each of the plurality of double-layered adhesive dots includes a bottom dot facing the interlining web and an upper dot disposed above the bottom dot. Each bottom dot includes a binder paste containing 50 to 95 percent by weight of an acrylate binder dispersion having a glass transition temperature Tg<room temperature and 5 to 50 percent by weight of a substance that is one of an epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent weight of 500 to 4000 mVal/kg and a copolymer of acrylates and monomers with at least one glycidyl side group. Each bottom dot may further include 0 to 20 percent by weight of a hardener. Each upper dot includes at least one of a copolyamide, a copolyester, a thermoplastic polyurethane and a polyolefin. A ratio of a mass of the bottom dot to a mass of the upper dot is from 1:0.5 to 1:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Michael Kalbe, Peter Grynaeus, Steffen Kremser
  • Patent number: 6986367
    Abstract: A method of insulating ducts is described including laminating a reinforcement fabric to a fibrous insulation board, lifting at least a portion of the reinforcement fabric from the fibrous insulation board, applying a first layer of a mastic coating to the fibrous insulation board, embedding the reinforcement fabric into the first layer of mastic coating, and applying a second layer of the mastic coating to the outside surface of the reinforcement fabric. The reinforcement fabric is laminated to the fibrous insulation board using an adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Murray S. Toas, Walter Steve Leeper, Jr., Steve Archibald, John Ward
  • Patent number: 6972151
    Abstract: A device for forming erasable images on a reusable medium, comprising: an erasing portion; and a writing portion; wherein the erasing portion comprises a separator for separating at least two layers of the reusable medium; and wherein the writing portion comprises automatic machine-driven pressure applicators for applying pressure but no ink to the reusable medium, thereby forming an image on the reusable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Barry Bronson
  • Patent number: 6969691
    Abstract: A doctor blade for removing water from a mating member, such as a grooved elastic belt in the press part of a papermaking machine, comprises a resin-impregnated fibrous laminate, in which at least a part of the warp of a base material in the laminate, which comes into contact with the mating member, is brush-shaped, so that the warp enters the insides of the grooves to remove water therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Takeuchi, Hirofumi Ishii
  • Patent number: 6936553
    Abstract: A wrap for wrapping elongate product, especially cable harnesses, with a preferably textile sheath, wherein there is a self-adhesive tape present on at least one edge region of the sheath that is narrow in comparison to the width of the sheath, said tape being adhered on the sheath in such a way that it extends over one of the longitudinal edges of the sheath, the textile sheath and the adhesive tape having one or more weakening lines substantially at right angles to the running direction, so that the wrap is relatively easy to tear by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: tesa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias Von Samson-Himmelstjerna
  • Patent number: 6924243
    Abstract: A process for preparing a fiberglass insulation product, including the steps of: (a) providing a layer of fire-retardant kraft paper, (b) coating the fire-retardant kraft paper layer with from 2 to 10 pounds of HDPE or of polypropylene per 3000 square feet of the paper to form an HDPE-fire-retardant kraft laminate or a polypropylene-fire-retardant kraft laminate, (c) coating the HDPE-fire-retardant kraft or polypropylene-fire-retardant kraft laminate with from 3 to 10 pounds of LDPE per 3000 square feet of the HDPE-fire-retardant kraft laminate or polypropylene-fire-retardant kraft laminate to form an LDPE-HDPE-fire-retardant kraft laminate or an LDPE-polypropylene-fire-retardant kraft laminate, (d) adjusting the temperature of the LDPE-HDPE-fire-retardant kraft laminate or the LDPE-polypropylene-fire-retardant kraft laminate so that the LDPE becomes tacky while the HDPE or polypropylene remains solid, (e) providing a layer of fiberglass wool, and (f) contacting the LDPE layer of the LDPE-HDPE-fire-retardant
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6887941
    Abstract: Hot-melt, pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions of amorphous polyalphaolefin and crystalline polypropylene have improved bond strength over the amorphous polyalphaolefin alone. The adhesive compositions improve dynamic shear strength, dynamic peel strength, as well as static peel strength. The adhesive compositions are particularly suitable for use in absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Peiguang Zhou
  • Patent number: 6858110
    Abstract: Process for producing partially-self-adhesively treated backing materials comprising partially deformed domes or polygeometric forms of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Peter Himmelsbach, Peter Jauchen, Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher, Matthias Lehder, Reiner Leutz, Jens Schreiber
  • Patent number: 6855651
    Abstract: A cover tape for winding on a grip of a device comprising an elongated cloth layer and an elastic layer. The cloth layer has a first surface and a second surface. The elastic layer is made of silicone gel and bonded to the first surface of the cloth layer for enabling the second surface of the cloth layer to be exposed to the outside when spirally winding the cover tape round the grip with the elastic layer adhered to the periphery of the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Tsai-Yun Yu
  • Patent number: 6838398
    Abstract: A method of making a quilt includes a batting including a heat activated adhesive coating each side or faces of the batting. The quilt covers are attached to the batting by sequentially placing the covers onto the respective batting faces and heating each cover and adjacent adhesive by moving a hot iron over each cover. The covers are connected to each by a plurality of spaced yarn or other suitable decorative connecting means which extend through the covers and batting to secure the batting in place and may form a desired decorative pattern. The inactive adhesive remains in the quilt or is removed by washing of the quilt. The batting with the inactive adhesive is provided as a commercially available product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Patent number: 6838150
    Abstract: The invention provides pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coated articles, including tapes and transfer coatings, having microstructured surfaces and methods of making pressure-sensitive adhesive articles bearing such microstructured surfaces. The performance properties of the pressure-sensitive adhesive articles can be tailored by independently varying the microstructure and the rheological properties of the pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Robert K. Galkiewicz, Gerald M. Benson