05589246 is referenced by 87 patents and cites 66 patents.

A heat-activatable adhesive article is provided. The article, preferably a tape, includes a substantially laterally stable heat recoverable carrier film having at least one surface comprising a recessed surface portion and a raised surface portion therein; and an adhesive layer in the recessed surface portion in an amount such that the adhesive does not extend above the raised surface portion thereby forming an exposed raised surface portion. In use, the carrier film recovers upon exposure to heat thereby allowing the adhesive in the recessed surface portion to contact a substrate. The heat-activatable adhesive article can be positionable, repositionable, or both.

Title
Heat-activatable adhesive article
Application Number
8/324333
Publication Number
5589246
Application Date
October 17, 1994
Publication Date
December 31, 1996
Inventor
David C Koskenmaki
St. Paul
MN, US
Clyde D Calhoun
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Lucy C Weiss
Walter N Kirn
Gary L Griswold
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
C09J 7/02
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