05895540 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 13 patents.

A linerless double-backed adhesive tape structure is disclosed. In one embodiment the tape has three tape strips each with an adhesive coated surface and an adhesive free surface. Two of the strips are joined to a center strip along its lateral edges with the adhesive coated surfaces of the two strips overlapping and adhered to the adhesive coated surface of the center strip. Also disclosed is a method of unitizing and sealing a plurality of containers. In one embodiment a double-backed adhesive tape structure is adhered to each of the containers and the containers are stacked together with the exposed adhesive side of the tape on each container adhered to the exposed adhesive side of the tape on an adjacent container. Finally, an apparatus for dispensing the double-backed adhesive tape of the present invention is disclosed.

Title
Method for unitizing containers
Application Number
781515
Publication Number
5895540
Application Date
September 15, 1993
Publication Date
April 20, 1999
Inventor
Raymond Daniel Zachrison
Lindstrom
MN, US
Graham Edward Thoms
St. Paul
MN, US
Curtis Larson
Hudson
WI, US
Kenneth Francis Knoll
Hastings
MN, US
Dee Lynn Johnson
Woodbury
MN, US
John Richard David
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Michaele A Hakamaki
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B32B 31/00
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