AT248705T - Mold for producing a retroreflective cubed edging film, tablets for producing such a mold and method for producing such a tile - Google Patents

Mold for producing a retroreflective cubed edging film, tablets for producing such a mold and method for producing such a tile

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Publication number
AT248705T
AT248705T AT97951540T AT97951540T AT248705T AT 248705 T AT248705 T AT 248705T AT 97951540 T AT97951540 T AT 97951540T AT 97951540 T AT97951540 T AT 97951540T AT 248705 T AT248705 T AT 248705T
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Austria
Prior art keywords
producing
mold
cubed
retroreflective
tile
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Application number
AT97951540T
Other languages
German (de)
Inventor
Kenneth L Smith
Gerald M Benson
Original Assignee
Minnesota Mining & Mfg
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Priority to US08/886,998 priority Critical patent/US5981032A/en
Application filed by Minnesota Mining & Mfg filed Critical Minnesota Mining & Mfg
Priority to PCT/US1997/022164 priority patent/WO1999001274A1/en
Publication of AT248705T publication Critical patent/AT248705T/en

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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
    • B29DPRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE
    • B29D11/00Producing optical elements, e.g. lenses or prisms
    • B29D11/00605Production of reflex reflectors
    • B29D11/00625Moulds for reflex reflectors
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B32LAYERED PRODUCTS
    • B32BLAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
    • B32B27/00Layered products comprising a layer of synthetic resin
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B5/00Optical elements other than lenses
    • G02B5/12Reflex reflectors
    • G02B5/122Reflex reflectors cube corner, trihedral or triple reflector type
    • G02B5/124Reflex reflectors cube corner, trihedral or triple reflector type plural reflecting elements forming part of a unitary plate or sheet
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T156/00Adhesive bonding and miscellaneous chemical manufacture
    • Y10T156/10Methods of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor
    • Y10T156/1002Methods of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor with permanent bending or reshaping or surface deformation of self sustaining lamina
    • Y10T156/1007Running or continuous length work
    • Y10T156/1023Surface deformation only [e.g., embossing]
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T156/00Adhesive bonding and miscellaneous chemical manufacture
    • Y10T156/10Methods of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor
    • Y10T156/1052Methods of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor with cutting, punching, tearing or severing
    • Y10T156/1062Prior to assembly
    • Y10T156/1064Partial cutting [e.g., grooving or incising]
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/24Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.]
    • Y10T428/24479Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.] including variation in thickness
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/24Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.]
    • Y10T428/24479Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.] including variation in thickness
    • Y10T428/2457Parallel ribs and/or grooves
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/24Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.]
    • Y10T428/24479Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.] including variation in thickness
    • Y10T428/24612Composite web or sheet
AT97951540T 1997-07-02 1997-11-26 Mold for producing a retroreflective cubed edging film, tablets for producing such a mold and method for producing such a tile AT248705T (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US08/886,998 US5981032A (en) 1997-07-02 1997-07-02 Retroreflective cube corner sheeting mold and sheeting formed therefrom
PCT/US1997/022164 WO1999001274A1 (en) 1997-07-02 1997-11-26 Retroreflective cube corner sheeting mold, lamina for creating such a mold and method for manufacturing such a lamina

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AT248705T true AT248705T (en) 2003-09-15

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US (4) US5981032A (en)
EP (1) EP0994771B1 (en)
JP (1) JP4054894B2 (en)
KR (1) KR100536022B1 (en)
CN (1) CN1089059C (en)
AT (1) AT248705T (en)
AU (1) AU732556B2 (en)
BR (1) BR9714748A (en)
CA (1) CA2295152A1 (en)
DE (2) DE69724661D1 (en)
IL (1) IL133858D0 (en)
NO (1) NO996564L (en)
TR (1) TR199903342T2 (en)
WO (1) WO1999001274A1 (en)

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JP2002509495A (en) 2002-03-26
EP0994771A1 (en) 2000-04-26
TR199903342T2 (en) 2001-03-21
US6114009A (en) 2000-09-05
IL133858D0 (en) 2001-04-30
US6447878B1 (en) 2002-09-10
NO996564D0 (en) 1999-12-29
EP0994771B1 (en) 2003-09-03
KR20010014416A (en) 2001-02-26
AU5515898A (en) 1999-01-25
US6120881A (en) 2000-09-19
CN1089059C (en) 2002-08-14
DE69724661D1 (en) 2003-10-09
BR9714748A (en) 2000-07-25
DE69724661T2 (en) 2004-06-17
KR100536022B1 (en) 2005-12-14
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