US Patent Application No: 2004/0197,545

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Articles that include a polymer foam and method for preparing same

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 7879441

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Polymer foam articles prepared by melt-mixing a polymer composition and a plurality of microspheres, at least one of which is an expandable polymeric microsphere, under process conditions, including temperature and shear rate, selected to form an expandable extrudable composition; and extruding the composition through a die.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN7731

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gehlsen, Mark D Eagan, MN 28 295
Momchilovich, Bradley S Stillwater, MN 13 173

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,645,764 Electrically conductive pressure sensitive adhesives 18 1995
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (17)
* 4,415,615 Cellular pressure-sensitive adhesive product and method of making 133 1982
* 4,618,525 Coated glass microbubbles and article incorporating them 123 1985
* 4,710,536 Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape containing hydrophobic silica 68 1986
* 4,855,170 Pressure-sensitive tape construction incorporating resilient polymeric microspheres 73 1987
* 4,749,590 Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape containing hydrophobic silica 52 1987
* 4,818,610 Unified pressure-sensitive adhesive tape 50 1987
* 4,950,537 Colored foamlike pressure-sensitive adhesive tape 33 1989
* 5,024,880 Cellular pressure-sensitive adhesive membrane 41 1990
* 5,086,088 Epoxy-acrylate blend pressure-sensitive thermosetting adhesives 73 1990
* 5,264,278 Radiation-curable acrylate/silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive coated tapes adherable to paint coated substrates 42 1991
* 5,344,681 Patterned pressure sensitive adhesive transfer tape 54 1993
* 5,393,787 Block copolymer having mixed molecular weight endblocks 18 1994
* 5,507,464 Article support using stretch releasing adhesives 64 1994
* 5,514,122 Feminine hygiene pad 35 1994
* 5,695,837 Tackified acrylic adhesives 27 1995
* 5,650,215 Pressure-sensitive adhesives having microstructured surfaces 109 1995
* 5,897,930 Multiple embossed webs 59 1996
 
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (3)
* 5,151,327 Adhesive sheet for reinforcing thin rigid plates 24 1990
* 5,441,810 Adhesive sheet 20 1994
* 5,609,954 Strippable pressure-sensitive adhesive and adhesive material using the same 26 1995
 
MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO., LTD. (1)
* 4,287,308 Process for preparing a thermo-expandable microspheres 36 1980
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
* 6,017,624 Pressure sensitive adhesive film having differential adhesive properties and method of making the same 13 1997
* 6,379,791 Compatibilized pressure-sensitive adhesives 60 2000
* 6,797,371 Articles that include a polymer foam and method for preparing same 20 2000
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (1)
* 4,496,620 Opaque oriented non-thermoplastic polymer film and method of forming same 24 1983
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
* 5,115,103 Insulated conductor and method of producing the same 16 1989
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
* 5,342,858 Elastomeric adhesive foam 34 1993
 
SCAPA TAPES NORTH AMERICA INC. (1)
* 2002/0004,130 Acrylic foam-like tape 4 2001
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (2)
* 5,100,728 High performance pressure sensitive adhesive tapes and process for making the same 43 1990
* 5,476,712 Flexographic plate mounting tape 37 1994
 
HENKEL LOCTITE CORPORATION (2)
* 5,234,757 Expandable films and molded products therefrom 39 1991
* 5,783,272 Expandable films and molded products therefrom 37 1996
 
UNIROYAL PLASTICS COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 4,610,923 Laminated fabric structure containing microspheres and process for making same 12 1985
 
Gaska Tape, Inc. (1)
* 4,921,739 Self-adherent foam strip 8 1989
 
INTERFACE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 5,132,061 Preparing gasket compositions having expanded microspheres 23 1990
 
AVERY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 4,906,421 Process for making high performance pressure sensitive adhesive tapes 38 1987
 
WACKER-CHEMIE GMBH (1)
* 5,750,581 Compressible silicon rubber 12 1996
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
* 4,960,802 Cellular vinyl acetate/ethylene/n-methylolacrylamide copolymer contact adhesive 19 1990
 
FIRST FIDELITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT (1)
* 5,385,772 Pressure-sensitive adhesive systems with filler 24 1991
 
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION (1)
* 6,169,138 Foamed pressure sensitive tapes 11 1998
 
H.B. FULLER COMPANY (1)
* 4,833,193 Novel pressure sensitive adhesives 80 1987
 
ROBBINS, CAROL A., GRACE SHAFFER D/B/A SHAFFER ENTERPRISES AND DON B. WINFREY (1)
* 5,476,172 Modular recording media storage apparatus 7 1994
 
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY, LLC (1)
* 5,605,717 Process for foaming an adhesive using moisture in a backing 20 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZEPHYROS, INC. (6)
7,125,461 Activatable material for sealing, baffling or reinforcing and method of forming same 24 2003
7,199,165 Expandable material 34 2004
8,070,994 Panel structure 10 2005
7,521,093 Method of sealing an interface 13 2005
7,838,589 Sealant material 1 2007
9,096,039 Structural composite laminates 0 2011
 
BASF SE (1)
* 2012/0119,402 COMPOSITE COMPONENT COMPRISING A POLYMER PHASE AND A FOAMED PHASE, AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING THE SAME 1 2011
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
8,652,631 Polymer foams 0 2010
 
ARKEMA INC. (1)
7,514,480 Low level radiation treatment for improving polymer properties 2 2005
 
BAUER HOCKEY, INC. (1)
* 2012/0247,646 Epoxy Core With Expandable Microspheres 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner