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Title:
RETROREFLECTIVE ARTICLE COMPRISING RETROREFLECTIVE PRISM ELEMENTS AND AN ETCHED REFLECTIVE METAL COATING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/031501
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A retroref lective article (10) includes a prismatic film having prismatic elements (15) with a metallized coating (C) wherein the metallized coating is laser etched to provide one or more light transmissive regions (R) to expose underlying material that one or more provides high contrast images that contrast with the retroref lective film. The underlying material can include one or more contrasting elements. The article may be back- lighted to increase the contrast especially during conditions of reduced lighting.

Inventors:
HANNINGTON, Michael (5110 Turnbury Drive, Madison, OH, 44057, US)
JUBY, Anita (13810 Wolf Avenue, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, US)
AGASHE, Nikhil (2629 N. Hampden Court, Chicago, IL, 60614, US)
Application Number:
US2010/046709
Publication Date:
March 17, 2011
Filing Date:
August 25, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (150 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91103, US)
HANNINGTON, Michael (5110 Turnbury Drive, Madison, OH, 44057, US)
JUBY, Anita (13810 Wolf Avenue, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, US)
AGASHE, Nikhil (2629 N. Hampden Court, Chicago, IL, 60614, US)
International Classes:
G02B5/124; B29D11/00
Foreign References:
US5264063A1993-11-23
US4801193A1989-01-31
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MAIER, Michael, C. et al. (Avery Dennison Corporation, 8080 Norton Parkway 22-, Mentor OH, 44060, US)
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