Thermoplastic adhesive dispensing method and apparatus

  • US 5,935,670 A
  • Filed: 08/11/1997
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A thermoplastic adhesive dispensing tape consisting of:

  • a flexible carrier tape extending longitudinally, having a transverse width, and having opposed first and second release surfaces; and

    a plurality of thermoplastic hot melt, adhesive dots arrayed longitudinally along the first release surface, each separated from other dots by a gap extending transversely across the entire carrier tape;

    wherein the thermoplastic adhesive dots are arranged in only a single line transversely centered on the release surface;

    whereby the carrier tape may be transversely flexed to expose a single adhesive dot to an abutting planar surface;

    wherein the adhesive dots are substantially identical.

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