Dry erase article

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7399184
APP PUB NO 20060003307A1
SERIAL NO

11165409

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The invention is a display article having a flexible substrate which includes a writing surface capable of being used as a dry erase surface. A peripheral edge extends around the writing surface. A flexible framing strip is affixed to the writing surface at a position proximate to the peripheral edge. One embodiment of the display article can be made by forming a substrate having a writing surface. The substrate defines a periphery edge, a back surface, and a plurality of mushroom shaped hooks extending from the back surface substantially over the entire back surface. The writing surface is capable of being used as a dry erase surface. At least a portion of the periphery of the writing substrate is folded over to form a framing strip having a plurality of exposed mushroom shaped hooks. The framing strip is secured to the writing surface.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8719

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Annen, Michael J Hudson, WI 25 561
Emmel, John J Blaine, MN 16 488
Hansen, Brent R New Richmond, WI 19 48
Hester, Jonathan F Hudson, WI 23 247
Quinn, Timothy L New Brighton, MN 3 19

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (7)
4875259 Intermeshable article 119 1988
5077870 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 286 1990
5201101 Method of attaching articles and a pair of articles fastened by the method 101 1992
5571617 Pressure sensitive adhesive comprising tacky surface active microspheres 68 1994
5688579 Mounting composite 19 1995
5824748 Composite pressure sensitive adhesive microspheres 33 1996
5845375 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 82 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
5207581 Writing apparatus including electret film 15 1990
* 5303489 Combined magnetic picture frame and gift/display card 25 1992
5342665 Bulletin board with adhesive attachment strips for mounting items thereon 36 1993
5682695 Combination presentation organizer 17 1994
5947437 Rigid mounting corners attachable by magnetic or sharpened means 20 1994
* 5626478 Portable coaching device and method 23 1995
* 6010338 Magnetic frame kit 12 1997
* 6464507 Magnetic coaching board 30 1998
* 6354030 Nested magnetic picture frame pieces 10 1999
6735896 Display device for sheet material 2 2000
* 6578304 Magnetic frame 11 2001
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
6076238 Mechanical fastener 15 1999
6660352 Adhesive electrostatic sheets 27 2001
2004/0081,844 Method of making erasable articles and articles therefrom 13 2003
 
Booth Management Assistants, Inc. (1)
* 2002/0092,626 Modular panel fastening system 6 2001
 
KOROSEAL INTERIOR PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6251500 Write-on/wipe off wall covering 14 1999
 
FEINN, VICKI (1)
* 6945785 Dry erase board with image in relief 17 2004
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5058247 Mechanical fastening prong 101 1990
 
Precision Coatings, Inc. (1)
* 6620500 Dry erase member 12 2001
 
KNOLL, INC. (1)
* 5035626 Markerboard 29 1990
 
YKK CORPORATION (3)
5131119 Hook structure for integrally molded surface fastener 57 1991
5537720 Molded surface fastener 32 1995
5800760 Method and apparatus for continuously molding a fastening connector 18 1996
 
Sanyo Pax Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 6908651 Stock material for container body of insulating paper container, insulating paper container and process for making them 33 2002
 
FINOVA CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
6007891 Message board eraser, eraser holder and attaching mechanism 19 1997
 
NIFCO INC. (1)
5212853 Separable plastic fastener and method and apparatus for manufacturing thereof 89 1992
 
INVISION ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
2003/0008,095 Repositionable flexible markerboard 4 2001
 
SAWGRASS SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 6105502 Reactive ink printing process 49 1998
* 6341856 Ink jet printing process using reactive inks 68 2000
 
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION (1)
4996110 White board 59 1986
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 2004/0091,849 Writing boards 9 2002
 
Tickers, Inc. (1)
5359794 Picture frame and sheet blank therefor 29 1993
 
American Greetings Corporation (1)
4867057 Method and apparatus for simultaneously hot stamping and embossing sheet-like stock material such as paper 12 1987
 
GALAHAD REKLAMEOBJEKTEN B.V. (1)
6022599 Display unit, and method for manufacturing a display unit 23 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 7758348 Work and display device and method 0 2005
* 2009/0001,706 SELF-ADHESIVE MESSAGE PANEL 1 2008
* 2013/0067,781 TRANSFERABLE CALENDAR ALERT SYSTEM 0 2012
 
THE MCCALL PATTERN COMPANY, INC. (4)
* 7878812 Adhesive-backed chalkboard wall covering 0 2007
* 8221130 Adhesive-backed chalkboard wall covering 0 2011
* 2011/0104,655 ADHESIVE-BACKED CHALKBOARD WALL COVERING 0 2011
8454371 Adhesive-backed chalkboard wall covering 0 2012
 
THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (3)
9403400 Modular portable writing and projection system having variable curvature 8 2010
8596600 Collaborative panel system 4 2010
* 2011/0042,541 COLLABORATIVE PANEL SYSTEM 22 2010
 
TEQUIPMENT, INC. (2)
* 8739983 Whiteboard mounting system 2 2011
* 2012/0049,018 WHITEBOARD MOUNTING SYSTEM 2 2011
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (4)
8220932 Dry erasable projection article and system 2 2010
* 2010/0171,929 DRY ERASABLE PROJECTION ARTICLE AND SYSTEM 11 2010
D648793 Combination dry erase board and easel pad surface 4 2010
8922888 Front projection screen with high contrast 2 2010
 
It's Academic of Illinois, Inc. (1)
* 2013/0157,246 REMOVABLE DRY ERASE BOARD 2 2011
 
THE JULIA MARIE RHODES 2010 REVOCABLE TRUST (1)
D711467 White board 4 2013
 
Eric Beare Associates Ltd. (1)
D627822 Magnetic memo board 4 2009
 
Horizon Group USA, Inc. (1)
* 2012/0129,146 ERASABLE WRITING PANEL INTEGRATED INTO ARTICLES 0 2010
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
* 2008/0088,169 Fastener Systems for Seat Cushions 0 2007
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (3)
7713375 Dry erase writing board and method 1 2006
* 2008/0053,610 DRY ERASE WRITING BOARD AND METHOD 2 2006
* 2010/0178,476 DRY ERASE WRITING BOARD AND METHOD 0 2010
 
Swarovski Aktiengesellschaft (1)
D652635 Picture frame 2 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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