Articles that include a polymer foam and method for preparing same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7879441
APP PUB NO 20040197545A1
SERIAL NO

10835865

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8597

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gehlsen, Mark D Eagan, US 30 543
Momchilovich, Bradley S Stillwater, US 14 282

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5645764 Electrically conductive pressure sensitive adhesives 24 1995
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (18)
4415615 Cellular pressure-sensitive adhesive product and method of making 137 1982
4618525 Coated glass microbubbles and article incorporating them 128 1985
4710536 Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape containing hydrophobic silica 69 1986
4855170 Pressure-sensitive tape construction incorporating resilient polymeric microspheres 76 1987
4749590 Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape containing hydrophobic silica 53 1987
4818610 Unified pressure-sensitive adhesive tape 55 1987
4950537 Colored foamlike pressure-sensitive adhesive tape 35 1989
5024880 Cellular pressure-sensitive adhesive membrane 47 1990
5086088 Epoxy-acrylate blend pressure-sensitive thermosetting adhesives 78 1990
5264278 Radiation-curable acrylate/silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive coated tapes adherable to paint coated substrates 44 1991
5296547 Block copolymer having mixed molecular weight endblocks 49 1993
5344681 Patterned pressure sensitive adhesive transfer tape 57 1993
5393787 Block copolymer having mixed molecular weight endblocks 21 1994
5507464 Article support using stretch releasing adhesives 70 1994
5514122 Feminine hygiene pad 36 1994
5695837 Tackified acrylic adhesives 36 1995
5650215 Pressure-sensitive adhesives having microstructured surfaces 121 1995
5897930 Multiple embossed webs 71 1996
 
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (3)
5151327 Adhesive sheet for reinforcing thin rigid plates 27 1990
5441810 Adhesive sheet 21 1994
5609954 Strippable pressure-sensitive adhesive and adhesive material using the same 29 1995
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
6017624 Pressure sensitive adhesive film having differential adhesive properties and method of making the same 16 1997
6379791 Compatibilized pressure-sensitive adhesives 66 2000
6797371 Articles that include a polymer foam and method for preparing same 26 2000
 
Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co., Ltd. (1)
4287308 Process for preparing a thermo-expandable microspheres 39 1980
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (1)
4496620 Opaque oriented non-thermoplastic polymer film and method of forming same 27 1983
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5115103 Insulated conductor and method of producing the same 20 1989
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5342858 Elastomeric adhesive foam 37 1993
 
Scapa Tapes North America Inc. (1)
2002/0004,130 Acrylic foam-like tape 7 2001
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (2)
5100728 High performance pressure sensitive adhesive tapes and process for making the same 47 1990
* 5476712 Flexographic plate mounting tape 40 1994
 
HENKEL LOCTITE CORPORATION (2)
5234757 Expandable films and molded products therefrom 44 1991
5783272 Expandable films and molded products therefrom 46 1996
 
Uniroyal Plastics Company, Inc. (1)
4610923 Laminated fabric structure containing microspheres and process for making same 13 1985
 
Gaska Tape, Inc. (1)
4921739 Self-adherent foam strip 9 1989
 
INTERFACE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5132061 Preparing gasket compositions having expanded microspheres 24 1990
 
Avery Products Corporation (1)
4906421 Process for making high performance pressure sensitive adhesive tapes 40 1987
 
Wacker-Chemie GmbH (1)
5750581 Compressible silicon rubber 14 1996
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
4960802 Cellular vinyl acetate/ethylene/n-methylolacrylamide copolymer contact adhesive 21 1990
 
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION (1)
6169138 Foamed pressure sensitive tapes 12 1998
 
FIRST FIDELITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT (1)
* 5385772 Pressure-sensitive adhesive systems with filler 25 1991
 
H.B. FULLER COMPANY (1)
4833193 Novel pressure sensitive adhesives 82 1987
 
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY, LLC (1)
5605717 Process for foaming an adhesive using moisture in a backing 22 1995
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TESA SE (2)
* 9200129 Process for preparing foamable polymer compositions, process for preparing foamed polymer compositions therefrom, foamed polymer compositions and adhesive tape therewith 0 2011
* 2011/0281,964 Process for preparing foamable polymer compositions, process for preparing foamed polymer compositions therefrom, foamed polymer compositions and adhesive tape therewith 1 2011
 
RONALD C. PARSONS AND DENISE M. PARSONS, TRUSTEES UNDER THE RONALD C. PARSONS AND DENISE M. PARSONS LIVING TRUST DATED OCTOBER 9, 2013 (1)
8899318 Applying an aggregate to expandable tubular 0 2014
 
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC. (2)
9663958 Methods of producing foam structures from recycled metallized polyolefin material 0 2013
9669600 Coextruded, crosslinked multilayer polyolefin foam structures from recycled polyolefin foam material and methods of making the same 0 2014
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