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 new patent  Electronic devices comprising a via and methods of forming such electronic devices

A composite article includes a conductive layer with nanowires on at least a portion of a flexible substrate, wherein the conductive layer has a conductive surface. A patterned layer of a low surface energy material is on a first region of the conductive surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Coatings for barrier films and methods of making and using the same

A barrier film including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer applied on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer applied on the base (co)polymer layer, and a protective (co)polymer layer applied on the oxide layer. The protective (co)polymer layer is formed as the reaction product of a first (meth)acryloyl compound and a (meth)acryl-silane compound derived from a michael reaction between a second (meth)acryloyl compound and an aminosilane. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Photovoltaic devices with encapsulating barrier film

Encapsulated device including a photovoltaic cell and a composite film overlaying at least a portion of the photovoltaic cell, the composite film further including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer, and a protective (co)polymer layer derived from a silane precursor compound on the oxide layer. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Conformable retroreflective graphic film

The present disclosure provides a retroreflective film for removable application to a three-dimensional object. The film comprises a transparent film layer; a first transparent adhesive layer; a retroreflective layer comprising glass microspheres and a binder; a metalized coating layer comprising aluminum applied on the retroreflective layer; a removable adhesive layer having a peel force of 2 lbs/inch or less. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Flexible displays with interlocking devices

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a flexible display including a first layer and a second layer, a bonding layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer. The bonding layer includes an interlocking device. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Adhesive sheet

An adhesive sheet comprising a base material, a primer layer, and an adhesive layer cured by radiation, arranged in this order. The primer layer contains a cross-linked polyurethane comprising a polyol and a polyisocyanate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane compositions and articles including the same

Compositions of matter described as urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silanes having the general formula ra—nh—c(o)—n(r4)—r11—[o—c(o)nh—rs]n, or rs—nh—c(o)—n(r4)—r11—[o—c(o)nh—ra]n. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane precursor compound. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Container

A container can be easily manufactured because the container can be manufactured by die-forming a resin sheet. The container widens toward an outer circumferential side from side parts differing from a long side part on which a hinge part is formed, and is furnished with joining parts having mating surfaces that join with one another, and bent parts at outer circumferential edges of the joining parts, the bent parts being bent between container body parts in a direction in which the two separate from one another. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Compressible, multilayer articles and method of making thereof

The present disclosure relates to compressible, multilayer articles useful in force sensing capacitors. The compressible multilayer articles include a silicone polymer layer having a first major surface and a second major surface and a first primer layer having a first major surface and a second major surface, wherein the thickness of the first primer layer is from about 100 nanometers to about 100 microns and at least a portion of the first major surface of the first primer layer is adhered to and in contact with the first major surface of the silicone polymer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Liquid coating method and apparatus with a deformable metal roll

Methods and apparatuses for applying liquid coatings are provided. A first roll (14), a second roll (16), and a nip (146) formed between the first and second rolls are provided. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Compact cross-flow contactor

A membrane contactor for degassing a gas-entrained liquid and to discharge gas-depleted liquid includes: a shell has two ends; a cap closes one shell end; a membrane extends between the shell ends and is enclosed within the shell; a first center tube discharges the gas-entrained liquid into the membrane; a second center tube discharges the gas-depleted liquid from the contactor; and one tube surrounds the other tube. The membrane may be a flat sheet membrane or a hollow fiber membrane. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Inflatable convective pad for surgery

An inflatable convective pad for warming a person during surgery has two ends, two sides, and at least two openings, each located in an area of the pad between the two ends and between a respective side and the center of the pad. The openings, which may be in the form of slits, allow the threading of a sheet or the person's arms through the pad to restrain the arms during surgery.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  A dental material dispensing device and a method of dispensing a dental material

A dental material dispensing device has a plunger means which for dispensing the dental material is movable for urging at least one component of a dental material toward a dispensing area. The device further has cure control means with an energy source and a flow path on which the dental composition and/or the dental material flows past the energy source during dispensation. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Edge insulation structure for electrical cable

An edge insulated electrical cable includes an electrical cable and an edge insulation structure applied to the electrical cable at the location. An apparatus for applying edge coating to a film is also disclosed.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180129363

Organizing digital notes on a user interface

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a computing device configured to display visual representations of digital notes and one or more group images representing one or more groups on a user interface, where each group may include one or more digital notes. The computing device is further configured to receive one or more user inputs via the user interface and change the compositions of the groups based on the received user inputs.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180128996

Optical fiber connector with integrated installation tools

An optical connector having at least one removable integrated assembly tool for terminating an optical fiber cable is described. The connector comprises a housing configured to mate with a receptacle, a collar body disposed in the housing, a backbone that retains the collar body in the housing, a removable funnel-shaped and a fiber boot. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180128954

Patterned marking of multilayer optical film by thermal conduction

A multilayer optical film has a packet of microlayers that selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference to provide a first reflective characteristic. At least some of the microlayers are birefringent. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180128722

Microorganism concentration process and device

A process for capturing or concentrating microorganisms for detection or assay comprises (a) providing a concentration device comprising (1) a porous fibrous nonwoven matrix and (2) a plurality of particles of at least one concentration agent that comprises a metal silicate, the particles being enmeshed in the porous fibrous nonwoven matrix; (b) providing a sample comprising at least one target cellular analyte; (c) contacting the concentration device with the sample such that at least a portion of the at least one target cellular analyte is bound to or captured by the concentration device; and (d) detecting the presence of at least one bound target cellular analyte.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127797

Thin-film culture device for enumerating microorganisms

A microbial detection device and methods of use are provided. The device comprises a water-proof pouch that includes a first wall portion, a second wall portion, and a porous membrane filter disposed in the pouch between the first and second wall portions. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127625

Uv curable epoxy/acrylate adhesive composition

An adhesive composition is described comprising a tetrahydrofurfuryl (meth)acrylate copolymer; an epoxy resin; a polyether polyol; and a hydroxy-functional film-forming polymer. The adhesive may be used in structural and semi-structural bonding applications.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127622

Adhesive sheet

An adhesive sheet comprising a base material, a primer layer, and an adhesive layer cured by radiation, arranged in this order. The primer layer comprises a (meth)acrylic polymer having a nitrogen-containing group and a polymer having a polyoxyalkylene group.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127538

Composition including a polythiol and a polyepoxide and methods relating to the composition

A composition including a polythiol having more than one thiol groups, a polyepoxide having more than one epoxide group, a catalytic amount of a second amine, and a photolatent base catalyst. The photolatent base catalyst can photochemically generate a first amine, which may be the same as or different from the second amine. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127534

Thermally stable microstructured semi-ipn layer

Thermally stable microstructured layers comprising polyurethane, polyurea and/or polyurethane/urea semi-ipn materials are provided which have microstructured surfaces which are highly durable, erosion resistant, and thermally stable. The microstructured layer comprises a semi-ipn of a polymer network selected from the group consisting of urethane acrylate polymer networks, urethane/urea acrylate polymer networks and urea acrylate polymer networks and a linear or branched polymer that is a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic polyurethane/polyureas, thermoplastic polyureas, and combinations thereof. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180127317

Sol containing nano zirconia particles for use in additive manufacturing processes for the production of 3-dimensional articles

The invention relates to the use of a printing sol as construction material in an additive manufacturing process for producing a 3-dim article, the printing sol comprising solvent(s), nano-sized crystalline zirconia particles in an amount from 2 to 25 vol.-% with respect to the volume of the sol, the average primary particle size of the nano-sized crystalline zirconia particles being in a range up to 50 nm, a first monomer being a polymerizable surface modification agent represented by formula a-b, with a being capable of attaching to the surface of the nano-sized crystalline zirconia particles and b being a radiation curable group, optionally a second monomer, the second monomer comprising at least one radiation curable moiety but no acidic or silane group(s), photo initiator(s). The invention also relates to a ceramic article obtainable according to such a process.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180126706

Silicone-based assembly layers for flexible display applications

The present invention is an assembly layer for a flexible device. The assembly layer is derived from precursors in eluding at least one of a physically cross-linked silicone elastomer and a covalently cross-linked silicone elastomer forming reagent mixture, and a mq resin. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180126515

Methods of making metal bond abrasive articles and metal bond abrasive articles

Methods of making metal bond abrasive articles via powder bed jetting are disclosed. Metal bond abrasive articles prepared by the method include abrasive articles having arcuate or tortuous cooling channels, abrasive segments, abrasive wheels, and rotary dental tools.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180126426

Method of removing an unwanted constituent from a surface, a method of determining the cleanliness of a hard surface, and a multi-functional composition that includes hydrophilic silane

A method of removing an unwanted constituent from a siliceous surface in which the method includes contacting the siliceous surface and the unwanted constituent with a multi-functional composition that includes water, a hydrophilic silane, and a surfactant, and drying the surface.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180125764

Kit of parts for conducting a dental impression and retraction process

The present invention relates to a kit of parts comprising paste (a), paste (b) and paste (c), the pastes being characterized as follows: paste (a) comprising at least one polyorganosiloxane with at least two olefinically unsaturated groups, and at least one organohydrogenpolysiloxane, at least one alkylsiloxane having at least one carbinol, silanol, alkoxy, carboxyl or amino group, optionally filler(s) and optionally additive(s); paste (b) comprising at least one polyorganosiloxane optionally with olefinically unsaturated groups, at least one addition cure catalyst, optionally at least one alkylsiloxane having at least one carbinol, silanol, alkoxy, carboxyl or amino group, optionally filler(s) and optionally additive(s) paste (c) comprising a softener, a condensation cure catalyst, optionally filler(s), and optionally additive(s) optionally at least one polyorganosiloxane optionally with olefinically unsaturated groups. The invention is also directed to a system for storing and delivering paste (a), paste (b) and paste (c), the system comprising three compartments for storing the respective pastes, means for delivering the respective pastes to an outlet orifice and an interface for receiving a mixing tip. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/10/18 / #20180125331

Scouring pad

Provided is a scouring pad which includes a mesh net including a plurality of biodegradable filaments and a plurality of biodegradable monofilaments overlapping the filaments a plurality of protrusions are formed in a region in which the filaments overlap the monofilaments.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180123253

Communication devices and systems with coupling device and waveguide

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a communication device for propagating an electromagnetic wave around a blocking structure. The communication device includes a passive coupling device to capture the electromagnetic wave, and a waveguide electromagnetically coupled to the coupling device. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180122499

Computer-assisted medical information analysis

In general, systems and techniques for managing and updating medical information are described. In one example, a computer-implemented method for managing medical information is described. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180120581

Light control film with varied viewing angle

A light control film includes a plurality of spaced apart substantially parallel first light absorbing regions arranged along a first direction, each first light absorbing region having a width and a height, the plurality of first light absorbing regions including nonoverlapping first and second sub-pluralities of the plurality of first light absorbing regions, the first sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a first viewing angle, the second sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a different second viewing angle.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180120580

Light control film with varied viewing angle

A light control film includes a plurality of spaced apart substantially parallel first light absorbing regions arranged along a first direction, each first light absorbing region having a width and a height, the plurality of first light absorbing regions including nonoverlapping first and second sub-pluralities of the plurality of first light absorbing regions, the first sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a first viewing angle, the second sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a different second viewing angle.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180118982

Warm melt optically clear adhesives and their use for display assembly

A viscoelastic adhesive composition is provided, wherein at a dispensing temperature of between 35° c. And 120° c., the viscoelastic adhesive composition can be discretely dispensed and has a tan delta of at least 1 as determined by dynamic mechanical analysis at a frequency of 1 hz and a complex viscosity of less than 5×103 pascal-sec at a complex viscosity of less than 5×103pascal-sec at a frequency of about 10 radians s−1. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180117863

Retroreflective sheeting

The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180117214

Removable film forming gel compositions and methods for their application

Film forming gel compositions, useful in creating conformable and flexible gel bandages, can be formulate from a film-forming polymer, a tackifier, and a volatile solvent. The film forming gels can also include antiseptics, cationic polymer coagulants, fillers, and other additives. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180116772

Method and system for making a dental restoration

A method and system for making a dental restoration are provided. The method comprises the step of providing a computer model of a three-dimensional reference surface that is based for example on a tooth structure of a tooth to be restored in a patient's dentition. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180116431

Canvas mounting device

The present disclosure relates generally to various improved mounting devices. Some embodiments relate to a mounting device, comprising: a bracket that can be attached to or mounted on a vertical surface with one or more adhesive strips; and one or more mechanical features on the bracket that prevent or minimize an item hung on the bracket from sliding horizontally off the bracket.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180116346

Method for manufacturing fasteners and precursor webs, a fastener and a precursor web

The invention relates to a method for forming a fastener having fastener members (23, 63) wherein molten polymer material is deposited by a deposition device onto a contact release surface (7, 27, 32), thereby forming preform projections (20, 60), which contact the front surface (21) of a carrier (13, 62) with their terminal ends (22, 61) and bond to the carrier (13, 62). The carrier (13, 62) is removed with the preform projections (20, 60) attached, thereby separating the preform projections (20, 60) from the contact release surface (7, 27, 32) and forming fastening members (23, 63) projecting from the front surface (21) of the carrier (13, 62). ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/03/18 / #20180116345

Surface fastener female material, surface fastener, and absorbent good

Problem: to provide a surface fastener female material with a favorable print outer appearance without using a sublayer such as a print layer support film or the like, with excellent engagement properties and durability. Solution: a surface fastener female material containing a knitted fabric, wherein the knitted fabric is woven from a back yarn, a middle yarn, and a front yarn; the back yarn, middle yarn, and front yarn alternatingly form a joining point (i) and a joining point (ii); the front yarn forms a close stitch at joining point (i), joining point (ii), or both of these, and the back yarn contains at least 50% treated yarn by the total thread count standard.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #presently described are optical films comprising a polymerized (e.g. microstructured) surface that comprises the reaction product of a polymerizable resin composition and polymerizable resin compositions that comprise nanoparticles; at least one first monomer comprising at least two (meth)acrylate groups; and at least one second (meth)acrylate monomer having the structure

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04/19/18 / #20180109022

Electrical interconnection system and electrical connectors for the same

The present invention provides an electrical interconnection system comprising: a paddle card comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on a first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on an opposite second surface of the paddle card; a first wafer comprising a plurality of first conductors each having a first contact portion; and a second wafer comprising a plurality of second conductors each having a second contact portion; wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are assembled together to have the first contact portion and the second contact portion face each other and be able to form a gap therebetween for accommodating at least part of the paddle card; each first contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding first contact pad and each second contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding second contact pad when the paddle card is at least partly accommodated in the gap.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180108915

Porous electrodes and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries therefrom

The present disclosure relates to porous electrodes and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries produced therefrom. The disclosure further provides methods of making electrodes. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180108236

Context-based programmable safety rules for personal protective equipment

In some examples, a system includes: an article of personal protective equipment (ppe) that includes a communication component; a computing device communicatively coupled to the article of ppe, wherein the computing device: receives context data that is based on one or more of the article of ppe, a work environment for the article of ppe, or a worker assigned to the article of ppe; selects, based at least in part on the context data, a set of programmable safety rules that are contextually associated with the at least one article of ppe; sends the programmable safety rules to one or more of the article of ppe or a data hub communicatively coupled to the article of ppe; and wherein the programmable safety rules are configured at the article of ppe or the data hub to perform one or more operations based at least in part on ppe data.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180107892

Dual embedded optical character recognition (ocr) engines

A camera system with dual embedded optical character recognition (ocr) engines. The camera system includes a camera module for capturing an image of a vehicle, the image including a license plate with a license plate number containing characters; a first ocr engine that produces a first read and first confidence level by extracting the characters from the license plate; and a second ocr engine, different from the first ocr engine, that produces a second read and second confidence level extracting the characters from the license plate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180107169

Fall protection equipment event generation and monitoring

In some examples, a system includes a self-retracting lifeline (srl) comprising one or more electronic sensors, the one or more electronic sensors configured to generate data that is indicative of an operation of the srl; and at least one computing device comprising one or more computer processors and a memory comprising instructions that when executed by the one or more computer processors cause the one or more computer processors to: receive the data that is indicative of the operation of the srl; apply the data to a safety model that predicts a likelihood of an occurrence of a safety event associated with the srl; and perform one or more operations based at least in part on the likelihood of the occurrence of the safety event.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180106395

A smoke and sound barrier for a building penetration

Described herein is a smoke and sound barrier for construction assemblies comprising a penetration wherein, optionally a packing material, and a non-porous adhesive article are used.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180106034

A fire-resistant building joint system

Described herein is a fire-rated system construction for building joint systems and method thereof, wherein a packing material and a non-porous adhesive article are used to pack and seal a building joint.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180105628

Metal-containing polymeric materials

Metal-containing polymeric materials and metal complex-containing polymeric materials are provided. The polymeric materials are divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, partially hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, or fully hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180104945

Laser cut articles

Laser conversion of multilayer optical film bodies comprising polyester and polycarbonate materials.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180104941

Compressible, multilayer articles and method of making thereof

The present disclosure relates to compressible, multilayer articles useful in force sensing capacitors. The compressible, multilayer articles include a cured, silicone elastomer layer having a first major surface and a second major surface and at least one of a first and second tie-layer, each having a first major surface and a second major surface, comprising a silicone polyoxamide, wherein the first major surface of the first tie-layer is in contact with and adhered to the first major surface of the cured, silicone elastomer layer and/or the first major surface of the second tie-layer is in contact with and adhered to the second major surface of the cured, silicone elastomer layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180104937

Sound and heat insulating blanket

A sound and heat insulating blanket is presented comprising: a) a first layer of fabric comprising first fibers; and b) a first sound barrier film comprising a first rubber; wherein the first layer of fabric and first sound barrier film are bound together through a first interpenetrated binding layer wherein the first rubber of the first sound barrier film is interpenetrated by the first fibers of the first layer of fabric; and optionally c) a second layer of fabric comprising second fibers; wherein the second layer of fabric and first sound barrier film are bound together through a second interpenetrated binding layer wherein the first cured composition of the first sound barrier film is interpenetrated by the second fibers of the second layer of fabric. Typically, the sound and heat insulating blanket comprises no adhesive binding the first and second layers of fabric and the sound barrier film.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180104793

Vitreous bond abrasive articles and methods of making the same

Methods of making vitreous bond abrasive articles and their precursors using powder bed jetting are disclosed. Vitreous bond abrasive articles prepared by the method include abrasive articles having arcuate or tortuous cooling channels, unitary structured abrasive discs, abrasive segments, shaped abrasive particles, and abrasive wheels.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/19/18 / #20180104666

Filter media for respiratory protection

A filter media composition includes a ferrihydrite material having an average pore size (bjh) in a range from 1 to 3 nm and a surface area (bet) of at least 200 m2/g or at least 250 m2/g or at least 300 m2/g.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180102549

Porous electrodes and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries therefrom

The present disclosure relates to porous electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies, electrode assemblies and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries produced therefrom. The disclosure further provides methods of making porous electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies and electrode assemblies. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180101629

Systems and methods for improving visual attention models

Systems and methods for improving visual attention models use effectiveness assessment from an environment as feedback to improve visual attention models. The effectiveness assessment uses data indicative of a particular behavior, which is related to visual attention allocation, received from the environment to assess relative effectiveness of the environment on influencing the particular behavior.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180100963

Optical film

Optical films are described. In particular, optical films that include top and bottom structured surfaces are described. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180100131

Self-contained anaerobic environment-generating culture device

A device for culturing anaerobic microorganisms is provided. The device comprises a body comprising a waterproof base, a waterproof coversheet attached to the base, and a growth compartment disposed between the base and the coversheet. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180099165

Respirator including contrast layer

Various embodiments of a respirator and a method of making such respirator are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the respirator includes a mask body and a harness attached to the mask body. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/12/18 / #20180098828

Ceramic dental restorations made by additive manufacturing

An additively manufactured dental crown with a wall having a bottom edge and an occlusal portion joined with the wall opposite the bottom edge. The wall and occlusal portion form an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180095198

Retroreflective articles including a security mark

The present disclosure relates to prismatic retroreflective articles that includes a security mark and to methods of making such articles.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180095196

Sun-facing light redirecting films with reduced glare

The present disclosure relates generally to light management constructions comprising microstructured prismatic elements useful in the preparation of sun-facing light redirecting films having reduced glare.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180094446

Hole repair device, kit and method

A backing device useful in repairing a hole. In some embodiments, the hole is in a wall, for example a relatively large hole in a wall (e.g., vertical wall, ceiling, etc.) of, for example, a home or building structure. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180094291

Culture device for anaerobic microorganisms

The present disclosure provides a culture device for enumerating colonies of microorganisms. The device can comprise a base, a coversheet, and a nonporous spacer member disposed therebetween. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180094173

Low moisture absorbing optically clear adhesive for a metallic conductor

An optically clear adhesive composition is provided that is derived from precursors that include from about 0 to about 50 parts by weight of an alkyl acrylate having 1-11 carbon atoms in the alkyl group, from about 40 to about 95 parts by weight of an alkyl acrylate having 12 or more carbon atoms in the alkyl group, from about 5 to about 20 parts by weight of a copolymerizable polar monomer, and an initiator. The adhesive composition has a moisture content of less than about 1.0% when the adhesive is positioned in between two release films and placed in an environment of 85 c/85% relative humidity for 72 hours and then cooled down to room temperature. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180094097

Method of making a polymer network from a polythiol and a polyepoxide

A method of making a polymer network. The method includes providing a composition including a polythiol having more than one thiol group and a polyepoxide having more than one epoxide group, applying a solution including a photolatent base catalyst to a surface of the composition, and subsequently exposing the composition to light. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180093364

Abrasive article and method of making the same

An abrasive article and method of making same wherein the abrasive article comprises a mounting assembly and an abrasive attachment assembly wherein the first interlock member of the mounting assembly and the second interlock member of the abrasive attachment assembly are configured to align the central axis of the abrasive attachment assembly and the central axis of the mounting assembly, and the first interlock member releasably engages the second interlock member. The abrasive article is adapted to clean a work surface area around studs using a rotary tool, including, for example, a drills or die grinder.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180093226

Single weld contactor

A membrane contactor includes: a cap has an internally beveled surface and a cap port; a cup body has an externally beveled surface in sealing engagement with the internally beveled surface, a side port on a side of the cup body and an end port located on an end of the cup body; and a membrane cartridge is located within the cup body, is sealed to an open end of the cup body, and is in sealed fluid communication with the end port. A method of making a membrane contactor includes the steps of: sealingly mating a perforated center of a membrane contactor with the end port of a cup body; sealingly joining an end of the membrane cartridge adjacent an open end of the cup body; and sealingly joining a beveled surface of the cap to a beveled external surface of the cup body.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180093008

Anti-microbial articles and methods of using same

An article having anti-microbial effect is provided. The article includes an occlusive layer, an absorbent layer over-laying the occlusive layer, and a metal oxide layer overlaying the absorbent layer, wherein the metal oxide layer comprises a metal oxide and wherein the metal oxide layer comprises less than 40 wt. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

04/05/18 / #20180092543

A dental irradiation device

A dental light irradiation device has sensing means for sensing a change of a position of the device, and an indicator for physically indicating the position change. The invention helps controlling the positioning of the device during use.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180089547

Conductive loop detection member

A fluid treatment cartridge includes a housing having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet with a treatment media contained within the housing. The fluid treatment cartridge includes a detection member comprising at least one closed electrically conductive loop having at least two spatially separate sections. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180088348

Polarizing beam splitter plates providing high resolution images and systems utilizing such polarizing beam splitter plates

Polarizing beam splitter plates and systems incorporating such beam splitter plates are described. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first substrate and a multilayer optical film reflective polarizer that is disposed on the first substrate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180087759

Apparatus and method for ambient light measurement by a solid state light bulb

A method for a light bulb or fixture to emit light and measure ambient light. The method includes driving solid state light sources, such as leds, in the bulb with a cyclical signal to repeatedly turn them off and on, where the light sources are turned off and on at a rate sufficient for the bulb to appear on. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180086024

Durable low emissivity window film constructions

In certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to low emissivity films and articles comprising them. Other embodiments are directed to methods of reducing emissivity in an article comprising the use of low emissivity films. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180086014

Feedblock for manufacturing multilayer polymeric films

A feedblock including a first packet creator that forms a first packet including a first plurality of polymeric layers, the first plurality of layers including at least four first individual polymeric layers; and a second packet creator that forms a second packet including a second plurality of polymeric layers, the second plurality of layers including at least four second individual polymeric layers, wherein the first and second packet creators are configured such that, for each packet creator, respective individual polymeric layers of the plurality of polymeric layers are formed at approximately the same time. The feedblock may include a packet combiner that receives and combines the first and second primary packets to form a multilayer stream. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180085897

Method of transferring particles to a substrate

An apparatus and method for transferring particles by the use of a transfer tool to at least a portion of which is applied a vacuum to cause particles to jump from a particle source to the transfer tool.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/29/18 / #20180085086

Stethoscope

A stethoscope includes a flexible chest piece including a top surface, a bottom surface, a side surface defining a slope between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a groove extending along an inner circumference of the chest piece. A diaphragm is positioned within the groove.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180084635

Multilayer substrate for a light emitting semi-conductor device package

A flexible multilayer substrate for attaching a light emitting semiconductor device includes a first dielectric layer, a circuit layer on the first dielectric layer; a first thermally conductive layer on the circuit layer; a discontinuous metal support layer having a plurality of openings therethrough disposed on the first thermally conductive layer, and a second thermally conductive layer on the support layer. The flexible multilayer substrate further includes a plurality of conductive vias extending through the first dielectric layer such that the circuit layer is in communication with the plurality of conductive vias. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180081191

Optical component array

The present disclosure provides an optical component array and method of making an optical component array that can include a plurality of optical components useful for projection devices or other optical devices. The optical component array can be fabricated such that individual optical components having several elements can be assembled in a massively parallel manner and then singulated as individual optical components, and can result in a large reduction in manufacturing cost.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180081130

Assembly tool and optical fiber connector assembly method

An assembly tool for terminating an optical fiber with an optical fiber connector comprises a base having a connector cradle to hold said connector, a buffer clamp activation shuttle slideably disposed on the base to push a sleeve over a buffer clamp of the connector, and an activation mechanism pivotally mounted to the base. The activation mechanism includes an actuation lever to press a securing cap over a mechanical element in the connector, and a drive shaft coupled to the actuation lever. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180080828

A dental imaging and illumination device

A dental imaging and illumination device. The device has an optical interface for emitting light from the device and for receiving light into the device. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180080119

Swellable film forming compositions and methods of nanoimprint lithography employing same

Compositions of matter capable of being cast and cured to form a microreplicated pattern on a substrate, and further capable of swelling on exposure to water so as to release from that substrate. Water swellable acrylic polymers formed from these compositions, and methods of using same in nanoimprint lithography are also disclosed.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180080001

Modular system and method for detecting microorganisms

A modular automated system for sample processing and/or detection of microorganisms is provided. The modular system includes modules that perform at least one function in the process of detecting microorganisms in a culture device, such as collection of multiple samples, sample loading, sample preparation, sample incubation, and detection of microorganisms in samples. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/22/18 / #20180078420

Protective eyewear with dual-mode sidearms

A protective eyewear with dual-mode sidearms allows the eyewear to be worn in the presence or absence of earmuff-type hearing-protection apparatus. The protective eyewear comprises: an eyeshield; a first sidearm that is pivotally connected to the eyeshield by a first primary pivotal connection that is located proximate a first major end of the eyeshield; and a second sidearm that is pivotally connected to the eyeshield by a second primary pivotal connection that is located proximate a second, opposing major end of the eyeshield, wherein at least a rearward portion of a second, rear part of each sidearm comprises a laterally-outward-and-downward-facing major surface that is a concave surface, wherein the primary pivotal connection of each sidearm is configured so that each sidearm can be pivotally moved between at least a first, lowered configuration and a second, raised configuration, and wherein the sidearms are configured so that when the protective eyewear is worn in combination with an earmuff-type hearing-protection apparatus and when both sidearms are in the second, raised configuration, the rearward portion of the rear part of each sidearm rests atop a junction between an uppermost portion of a compliant seal of an earmuff of the hearing-protection apparatus, and a side of a user's head.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180076559

Multifunction connector

An electrical connector includes a unitary base elongated along a longitudinal direction. A first tongue extends forwardly from the base and has a uniform thickness along the longitudinal direction. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180076558

Multifunction connector

An electrical connector includes a unitary base elongated along a longitudinal direction. A first tongue extends forwardly from the base and has a uniform thickness along the longitudinal direction. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180076557

Multifunction connector

An electrical connector includes a unitary base elongated along a longitudinal direction. A first tongue extends forwardly from the base and has a uniform thickness along the longitudinal direction. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180076445

Anode materials for lithium ion batteries and methods of making and using same

An electrochemically active material is represented by general formula (i): siusnvm1wm2x[p0.2o0.8]y.az(i) where u, v, w, x, y, and z represent atomic % values and u+v+w+x+y+z=100, m1 includes a metal element or combinations of metal elements selected from ti, v, cr, mn, fe, co, ni, cu, zr, b, carbon, or alloys thereof, m2 includes a metal element or combinations of metal elements selected from mg, al, ti, v, cr, mn, fe, co, ni, cu, zn, zr, or alloys thereof, a is an inactive phase other than a phosphate or silicide, and 0<u<90, 0≦v<20, 0<w<50, 0<x<20, 0<y<20, and 0≦z<50.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180074339

Polarizing beam splitter plates providing high resolution images and systems utilizing such polarizing beam splitter plates

Polarizing beam splitter plates and systems incorporating such beam splitter plates are described. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first substrate and a multilayer optical film reflective polarizer that is disposed on the first substrate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180074331

Lens with embedded multilayer optical film for near-eye display systems

A lens is formed from at least two sections or bodies that are shaped to mate with each other, and a multilayer optical film is sandwiched between these two sections. Smooth surfaces of each section combine to provide a first optical surface of the lens, e.g., a concave, convex, or flat optical surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180074275

Modular fiber frame

A modular fiber frame is disclosed that comprises a generally rectangular frame body, a high density connection module attached to a front side of the frame body, a splitter bracket to hold a plurality of optical splitter modules on the front side of the frame body. All of the splitter connections can be made on the front side of the modular fiber frame, and a preterminated cable harness optically connected to connection ports on a back of the connection module, wherein the connection module includes a protective cover over said connection ports. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180072974

Stand-up gusseted filter bag

Gusseted filter bag capable of flexing between a flat configuration and an open configuration.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180072928

High performance (meth)acrylate adhesive composition

An adhesive composition is described comprising a tertiary amine- and hydroxyl-functional (meth)acrylate copolymer and a styrene/maleic anhydride crosslinking agent, which when crosslinked, provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive and pressure-sensitive adhesive articles.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180072924

Fast curing optical adhesive

An adhesive composition for joining optical components is described. The adhesive composition comprises at least one epoxy resin, a visible light photoinitiating system comprising at least one of a cationic photoinitiator and a sensitizer, a polyol and at least 50 wt. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180072921

Decorative sheet and pressure-sensitive adhesive composition applied thereto

A decorative sheet according to an embodiment of the present disclosure contains a film layer having an upper face and a lower face, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer adhered to the lower face of the film layer, the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer containing an acrylic-based adhesive and 5 part by mass to 10 part by mass % of ammonium polyphosphate per 100 part by mass of the acrylic-based adhesive.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180072529

Web conveyance apparatus

An apparatus for conveying a web using an engagement cover comprising resilient looped pile engagement surface.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180071418

Process challenge device for automated endoscope reprocessor

The present disclosure describes a novel monitoring system which enables a user to verify the effectiveness of the disinfection cycle provided by an automated endoscope reprocessor (aer). The disclosure proposes the use of chemical and/or biological indicators integrated within a process challenge device that mimics the challenge posed by an endoscope processed in the aer.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180071231

Formulation and aerosol canisters, inhalers, and the like containing the formulation

Compositions containing albuterol, ipratropium, and a propellant as well as aerosol canisters and inhalers, such as metered dose inhalers, containing such compositions.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180071062

A method of making a dental restoration

A method of making a dental restoration has the steps of providing a three-dimensional model of a dental restoration, providing a three-dimensional virtual model (21) of an anterior incisal portion of a patient's tooth, superimposing the dental restoration model and the incisal portion model (21), and automatically recessing the dental restoration model, and thereby creating a reduced dental restoration model. The method helps combining the advantages of monolithic dental restorations and manual finishing.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/15/18 / #20180071053

Methods of using hardenable dental articles

A method of using hardenable dental articles. The method can include placing a film (30) onto a dental structure (40) to cover at least a portion of the dental structure (40); providing a hardenable dental article (10); and applying the hardenable dental article (10) to the dental structure (40) covered by the film (30).. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180069344

Method, system and devices for interconnecting a plurality of devices

An electrical connector is disclosed that includes an insulative housing having a mating face at one end, a rear face at another end, a mating slot at the mating face for receiving a complementary connector, a first set of contacts mounted in a first set of channels incorporated at a top of the insulative housing and a second set of contacts mounted in a second set of channels incorporated at a bottom of the insulative housing, and a shielding device located between the first set of contacts and the second set of contacts.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180068762

Edge insulation structure for electrical cable

A cable includes one or more conductor sets, one or more dielectric unitary blocks or reservoirs, first and second conductive shielding films disposed on opposite first and second sides of the conductor sets and the dielectric blocks or reservoirs, and an adhesive layer. The shielding films include cover portions and pinched portions arranged such that, in cross-section, the cover portions of the shielding films in combination substantially surround each conductor set and each unitary block or reservoir, and the pinched portions of the shielding films in combination form pinched portions of the cable on each side of the conductor set and on at least one side of the unitary block or the reservoir. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180068214

Radio frequency identification tag

Radio frequency identification (rfid) tags are described that include a substrate, an antenna disposed on a major surface of the substrate, an integrated circuit (ic) disposed on a major surface of the substrate, and one or more stand-alone capacitors disposed on a major surface of the substrate. The antenna may have a length less than about 2 meters between first and second ends of the antenna. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180067352

Transparent electrode for electronic displays

A transparent electrode is described and includes metallic nanowires and a polymeric overcoat layer for protecting the nanowires from corrosion and abrasion. The polymeric overcoat layer includes nanoparticles, particularly antimony tin oxide, zinc oxide and/or indium tin oxide, and has a sheet resistance of greater than about 107 ohm/sq. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180067267

Unitary optical ferrule

A ferrule has a receiving area for receiving and securing an optical waveguide and an optical element for receiving light from an optical waveguide received and secured at the receiving area and changing at least one of a divergence and a propagation direction of the received light. A plurality of registration features are configured to permit a stacking of the ferrule in a stacking direction such that the ferrules in the stack are aligned relative to each other along a length of the ferrule and along a direction perpendicular to the stacking direction.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180067262

Optical fiber splice element

A splice element for splicing a first and a second optical fiber comprises an alignment mechanism having a base plate and a clamp plate. At least one of the base plate and clamp plate is formed from a silica material and at least one of the base plate and clamp plate includes an alignment groove configured to receive the first and second optical fibers in an end-to-end manner. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180067261

Optical fiber splice element and optical network

An optical network comprises a fiber distribution cable and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly receives a plurality of optical fibers from the fiber distribution cable and distributes one or more individual fibers to one or more single fiber bare-fiber holders that hold and protect each single fiber prepared and configured for splicing via an individual splicing element. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180066469

Vacuum glazing pillars for insulated glass units and insulated glass units therefrom

The present disclosure relates to pillars useful in the fabrication of insulated glass units, particularly, vacuum glazing, insulated glass units. The invention also relates to insulated glass units containing said pillars. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180066169

Shaped abrasive particles and method of making

A method of making shaped abrasive particles including forming an abrasive flake comprising a plurality of precursor shaped abrasive particles and a frangible support joining the precursor shaped abrasive particles together; transporting the abrasive flake through a rotary kiln to sinter the abrasive flake; and breaking the sintered abrasive flake into individual shaped abrasive particles. The method is useful to make small shaped abrasive particles having insufficient mass to be efficiently individually sintered in a rotary kiln without joining two or more of the shaped abrasive particles together.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180066095

Method of purifying a biological composition and article therefor

A method of purifying a biological composition includes: disposing loose cationic ligand-functionalized staple fibers and a biological composition within a mixing volume of a vessel; agitating the biological composition and the loose cationic ligand-functionalized staple fibers while they are in intimate contact with each other within the mixing volume to provide modified fibers and a purified biological composition; and separating at least a portion of the purified biological composition from the modified fibers and any loose cationic ligand-functionalized staple fibers with which it is in contact. The loose cationic ligand-functionalized staple fibers have a modified surface layer comprising a grafted acrylic polymer comprising 10 to 100 percent by weight of a cationically-ionizable monomer unit. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180066090

Tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene copolymers including perfluoroalkoxyalkyl pendant groups and methods of making and using the same

A copolymer having tetrafluoroethylene units, hexafluoropropylene units, and units independently represented by formula in a range from 0.02 to 2 mole percent, based on the total amount of the copolymer. Rf is a linear or branched perfluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms and optionally interrupted by one or more —o— groups, n is from 1 to 6, and m is 0 or 1. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180065350

Fluoropolymeric multilayer optical film and methods of making and using the same

A multilayer optical film is provided comprising first optical layers of a first fluoropolymeric material and second optical layers of a second fluoropolymeric material wherein at least a portion of the first layers and at least a portion of the second layers are in intimate contact.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180065338

Mounting system

The present disclosure generally relates to a mounting system capable of affixing an object to a wall or vertical surface.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180065072

V-bank filter and method of making

A v-bank filter including a first pleated panel and a second pleated panel. The first pleated panel and the second pleated panel are both formed from a single, continuous web of pleated filter material into a v-configuration and the pleats of the first panel are interleaved with the pleats of the second panel at an apex of the v-configuration.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/08/18 / #20180064837

Systems and methods for determining the cleanliness of a surface

Systems and methods for determining the cleanliness of a surface. Surface marking systems of the present disclosure can include a plurality of retroreflective microspheres dispersed in or dispensed on a carrier. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180062117

Composition comprising surface modified high index nanoparticles suitable for optical coupling layer

Presently described is a method for coupling an optical film to a substrate, laminated optical constructions comprising an optical film and an optical coupling layer disposed on a surface layer of the optical film, and coating compositions useful for optical an optical coupling layer. The coating compositions comprise at least 40 wt.-% inorganic nanoparticles having a refractive index of at least 1.85 and a polymeric silane surface treatment.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180061893

Foldable display design with generalized layer mechanical compatibility

A flexible oled display device that includes an upper module having a cover window film, a lower module, and a display module between the upper and lower modules. The display module includes an oled and an oled substrate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180061523

Thermally conductive electrical insulation material

A thermally conductive, electrical insulating paper having a thermal conductivity greater than 0.4 w/m-k is described. The thermally conductive, electrical insulating paper is a nonwoven paper that comprises aramid fibers, an aramid pulp, a binder material; and a synergistic blend of thermally conductive fillers, wherein the synergistic blend comprises a primary thermally conductive filler; and a secondary thermally conductive filler.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180060876

Method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment and actions of individuals

A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (ppe) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of ppe configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180060875

Method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment and actions of individuals

A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (ppe) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of ppe configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180060784

Method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment and actions of individuals

A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (ppe) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of ppe configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059501

Particles having varying refractive index

Particles having a first region and a second region surrounding the first region where the second region includes a copolymer extending across a thickness of the second region are described. The volume of the second region is at least 75 percent of the volume of the particle. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059423

Viewing device

A viewing device is disclosed. The device includes a projector that projects a first imaged light, and a polarizing beam splitter plate that receives the projected first imaged light from the projector and reflects the received first imaged light for viewing by a viewer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059296

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display including a first optical system is provided. The first optical system includes an image surface, a stop surface, a first optical stack disposed between the image surface and the stop surface and a second optical stack disposed between the first optical stack and the stop surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059294

Light directing film and method for making the same

A light directing film includes a structured major surface with a plurality of microstructures extending along a first direction. Each microstructure has a first region and a second region different from the first region, a substantially constant height in the first region and a non-constant maximum height in the second region greater than the substantially constant height in the first region, and a same lateral cross sectional shape in the first region and the second region.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059108

Nonwoven articles for detecting microorganisms in a fluid sample and methods of using the nonwoven articles

Nonwoven articles for detecting microorganisms or cellular analytes in a fluid sample are provided. The nonwoven article includes a fibrous porous matrix and concentration agent particles enmeshed in the fibrous porous matrix. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180059031

Light detection system and method of using same

Various embodiments of a light detection device and a method of using the device are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the light detection device can include a housing that extends along a housing axis between top and bottom surfaces. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180058919

Light detection system and method of using same

Various embodiments of a light detection device and a method of using such device are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the light detection device can include a housing including a top surface and a bottom surface, where the housing extends along a housing axis between the top surface and the bottom surface; and a support member connected to the housing and adapted to be selectively moved from a closed position to an open position. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057770

Polymeric composite particles

Compositions are provided that include a matrix and a polymeric composite particles disposed in the matrix. The polymeric composite particles include a porous polymeric core and a fragrance positioned within the porous polymeric core. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057727

Oriented thermally conductive dielectric film

An oriented film includes an orientated semi-aromatic polyester layer and a thermally conductive filler dispersed in the orientated semi-aromatic polyester layer. The thermally conductive filler is at least 20% wt. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057716

Silicone carbonate polymers as release layers for pressure sensitive adhesive containing articles

The disclosure relates to articles comprising a substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a release layer, wherein the release layer comprises at least one silicone carbonate polymer.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057658

Quantum dot article with thiol-epoxy matrix

Described is a quantum dot film article comprising a quantum dot of a cured thiol-epoxy matrix. The matrix formulations resist ingress from water and/or oxygen, while also providing acceptable color stability upon aging.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057625

Tetrafluoroethylene and perfluorinated allyl ether copolymers

A copolymer having tetrafluoroethylene units and units independently represented by formula (i) in a range from 0.02 to 2 mole percent, based on the total amount of the copolymer. Rf is a linear or branched perfluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms and optionally interrupted by one or more —0— groups, n is independently from 1 to 6, and z is 0, 1, or 2. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057509

Alkyloxy substituted thiazoloquinolines and thiazolonaphthyridines

Thiazoloquinolines and thiazolonaphthyridines with an alkoxy substituent at the 6, 7, 8, or 9-position, pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, intermediates, methods of making and methods of use of these compounds as immunomodulators, for inducing cytokine biosynthesis in animals and in the treatment of diseases including viral and neoplastic diseases are disclosed.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180057248

Metered dose inhalers

The present invention addresses the problem of turbophoresis and provides a relatively simple and low cost solution for a metered dose inhaler, in particular, a pressure-actuated metered dose inhaler. A metering valve (100) comprises a valve body (110), a valve stem (130) mounted within the valve body (110) and a spring element (140) for biasing the valve stem (130) in an “at rest” position. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

03/01/18 / #20180055130

Retrofit sensor module for a protective head top

The present disclosure includes a retrofit sensor module for use with a protective head top with a helmet and a visor. The sensor module includes a sensor housing and an attachment mechanism. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180054011

Connector assembly

A connector assembly for electrically connecting a plurality of wires to a circuit board is described. The connector assembly includes a vertical connector that includes an insulative base having pluralities of substantially parallel first and second base channels formed on respective opposing first and second major surfaces of the base. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180053955

Membrane assemblies, electrode assemblies, membrane-electrode assemblies and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries therefrom

The present disclosure relates to membrane assemblies, electrode assemblies and membrane-electrode assemblies; and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries produced therefrom. The disclosure further provides methods of making the membrane assemblies, electrode assemblies and membrane-electrode assemblies. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180053944

Porous electrodes and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries therefrom

The present disclosure relates to porous electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies, electrode assemblies and electro-chemical cells and liquid flow batteries produced therefrom. The disclosure further provides methods of making porous electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies and electrode assemblies. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180052288

Ruggedized optical fiber connection structures and assemblies

A ruggedized cable connection structure configured to direct mate first and second ruggedized optical fiber connectors is disclosed. The connection assembly has a housing having a channel extending from a first end of the housing through to the second end of the housing, an adapter secured within the channel near a midpoint of the housing to enable direct mating of the first and second ruggedized optical fiber connectors, and an integral mounting flange extending from the housing to allow connection to a mounting surface.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051402

Blowable natural down alternative

A blend of polyester staple fibers and insulation fill materials useful as a replacement for natural down in articles such as outdoor apparel, sleeping bags, bedding, etc. The blend includes first, second and optionally third polyester staple fiber formats that differing in terms of average diameter. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051313

Methods, devices, and kits for detecting microorganisms in a fluid sample

Methods of detecting microorganisms in a fluid sample are provided. The method includes providing a nonwoven article, providing a fluid sample suspected of containing at least one microorganism strain or target cellular analyte, and contacting the fluid sample with the nonwoven article such that at least a portion of the at least one microorganism strain or target cellular analyte is bound to the nonwoven article. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051312

Devices, methods, kits, and systems for detecting microorganism strains or target cellular analytes in a fluid sample

Devices for detecting microorganism strains or target cellular analytes are provided. The device includes a filter holder, the filter holder comprising a tip portion; a nonwoven article disposed on the tip portion of the filter holder; and an adaptor attacked to the filter holder, the adaptor defining an aperture. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051190

Adhesive composition and masking article for producing precise paint lines

An adhesive article for masking a portion of a substrate surface from a liquid coating applied to the surface includes a support having first and second opposed major surfaces, and a cationic or zwitterionic adhesive composition disposed on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second opposed major surfaces. The adhesive composition provides a barrier that impedes the migration of the coating past the edge of the adhesive article.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051189

Double-sided tape, electronic device comprising the same, and manufacturing method of double-sided tape

The present invention relates to a double-sided tape, an electronic device including the same, and a method of preparing the double-sided tape. According to one aspect, the present invention provides a double-sided tape that contains, in order, a first adhesive layer, one or more film carrier layers, and a second adhesive layer, and a core adhesive layer between the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180051162

Composite particles including a fluoropolymer, methods of making, and articles including the same

A composite particle includes a discrete, hollow, ceramic spheroid and a fluoropolymer layer disposed thereon. The fluoropolymer is a homopolymer or copolymer of a perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether; a perfluoroalkoxy vinyl ether; at least one fluoroolefin independently represented by formula c(r)2═cf—rf, wherein rf is fluorine or a perfluoroalkyl having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms and r is hydrogen, fluorine, or chlorine; or a combination thereof. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180050473

Multilayer optical adhesives and methods of making same

A multilayer optical adhesive including a first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer and a second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer. A crosslinked or soluble resin layer may be disposed between the first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer and the second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer or the first viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer may be immediately adjacent to the second viscoelastic or elastomeric adhesive layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180049948

Container for mixing and dispensing fluid medication components

A container for storing and mixing two components is provided. The container includes a body, a first plug, and a second plug. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180049847

Orthodontic appliance including arch member

Various embodiments of an orthodontic appliance and method for forming such appliance are disclosed. The appliance can include a first anchor and a second anchor each including an anchor coupling and a base adapted to connect the respective anchor to a surface of a first tooth and a second tooth respectively. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/22/18 / #20180049668

Wrist worn mobile alcohol and offender monitoring system

The present disclosure includes a body-worn alcohol detection device. The device includes a housing comprising an electronics module and an alcohol detection module. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company








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