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Electrically conductive, thermoplastic, heat-activatable adhesive sheet

Imported: 25 Feb '17 | Published: 10 Sep '02

Ronald Pfaff

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

Electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet comprising

i) a thermoplastic polymer in a proportion of at least 30% by weight,

ii) one or more tackifying resins in a proportion of from 5 to 50% by weight and/or

iii) epoxy resins with hardeners, with or without accelerators, in a proportion of from 5 to 40% by weight,

iv) metallized particles in a proportion of from 0.1 to 40% by weight,

v) non-deformable or virtually non-deformable spacer particles, in a proportion of from 1 to 10% by weight, which do not melt at the bonding temperature of the adhesive sheet.

Claims

1. Electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet comprising

2. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the thermoplastic polymer comprises thermoplastic polyolefins, polyesters, polyurethanes or polyamides or modified rubbers.

3. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the adhesive sheet has been blended with one or more additives.

4. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, having a thickness of from 10 to 500 m.

5. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the conductive particles are metallized or conductive-polymer-coated metal or plastic beads.

6. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the conductive particles have a greater diameter than the spacer particles.

7. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the spacer particles are harder than the conductive particles.

8. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, suitable for hot pressing at temperatures above 60° C.

9. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, having the same dimensions as an electrical module to be implanted in a card body and being in the form of a punched section.

10. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the diameter of the spacer particles is slightly smaller than the thickness of the adhesive sheet.

11. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the spacer particles are of spherical geometry.

12. A method for implanting electrical modules into a card body which is provided with a recess is intended to accommodate an electronic module which has on its first side a plurality of contact faces and on its second side, which is opposite to the first side, an IC chip whose terminals are connected via electrical conductors to the contact faces, which comprises connecting the second side of the module to the card body with the adhesive sheet claim 1.

13. A method of structural bonding, which comprises bonding with the adhesive sheet of claim 1, with or without-subsequent heat curing.

14. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet of claim 2, wherein said thermoplastic polymer is nitrile rubber.

15. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet of claim 3, wherein said one or more additives are selected from the group consisting of colorants, mineral fillers and organic fillers.

16. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet of claim 15, wherein said additive is silica, carbon powder or metal powder.

17. The electrically conductive, thermoplastic and heat-activatable adhesive sheet according to claim 1, wherein the sheet is defined by a x, y and z plane and wherein the conductivity extends only in z direction.