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 new patent  Flexible electrically conductive bonding films

Flexible films including an electrically conductive layer being sandwiched by two electrically insulating layers in a layered structure are provided. The layered structure extends continuously from at least one first zone to at least one second zone along a lateral direction of the flexible film, and the at least one first zone is positioned around a periphery of the respective at least one second zone. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Photovoltaic cell with frontside busbar tape on narrow front busbars

The present disclosure relates to photovoltaic (“pv”) solar cell comprising a frontside busbar tape in electrical contact with narrow front busbars (e.g., silver busbars). A single frontside busbar tape may be in electrical contact with a single narrow front busbar or with a dual set of narrow front busbars. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Capacitive touch sensor apparatus

A capacitive touch sensor apparatus includes a viewing area and a border area. Electrical sensing nodes or electrodes are disposed in both the viewing area and the border area.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Patterned film article comprising cleavable crosslinker and methods

A pattern article comprising a copolymer having polymerized units derived from a cleavable crosslinking monomer, to which a pattern is imparted by the release of incipient acid from a thermal acid generator or photoacid generator. The selective release of the acid provides a pattern of high crosslink density and low crosslink density as result of the incipient acid cleaving a portion of the crosslinks.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Semi-submersible microscope objective with protective element and use of the same in multiphoton imaging method

A semi-submersible microscope objective includes a microscope objective having a protective barrel with an optical inlet and optical outlet, and a protective element affixed to the microscope objective, sealing the optical exit but not the optical inlet. A transparent portion of the protective element is aligned with the optical exit. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Low profile image combiner for near-eye displays

An image combiner, also referred to as a combiner optic, of a near-eye display system or the like transmits enough light so a user can see remote objects in a “world view”, while also reflecting enough light so the user can simultaneously see a projected image in a “projected” (augmented) view. The disclosed image combiners use two partial reflectors configured to form a wedged reflective cavity. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Lightguides with pixelated image

Lightguides including pixelated images, and methods of making the lightguides are provided. The lightguides include an image formed on a major side which is illuminated for directly viewing. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Apparatus and methods for delivering a heated fluid

Apparatus and methods for delivering a heated fluid. The apparatus includes at least a preheat zone, an expansion zone, and an expanded zone comprising a plurality of trim heaters, at least one fluid flow-distribution sheet, and an outlet. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

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

Urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds, synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds, either neat or in a solvent, and optionally with a catalyst, such as a tin compound, to accelerate the reaction. 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)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Compositions based on acrylic block copolymer blends

Described herein is a composition comprising a polymeric blend of: (i) a first polymer comprising at least one acrylic block copolymer, wherein the at least one acrylic block copolymer comprises: (a) at least two a block polymeric units wherein each a block has a glass transition temperature of at least 90 c and each a block is independently derived from a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising a first (meth)acrylate monomer; and (b) at least one b block polymeric unit wherein the at least one b block has a glass transition temperature no greater than −30 c and wherein the at least one b block is derived from a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising a second (meth)acrylate monomer; and (ii) a second polymer selected from at least one of a polyvinyl acetal resin, a polyvinyl acetate, and a cellulose ester.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Bonded substrates and methods for bonding substrates

Herein are disclosed apparatus and methods for impinging heated fluids onto the surfaces of substrates to heat the surfaces of the substrates so as to facilitate melt-bonding the substrates to each other to form a laminate. Also are disclosed are laminates in which a fibrous web is bonded to a substrate in a surface-bonded manner and/or is bonded in a loft-retaining manner. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Polymeric ionomer separation membranes and methods of use

A separation membrane for selectively separating (e.g., pervaporating) a first fluid (e.g., a first liquid) from a mixture comprising the first fluid (e.g., first liquid) and a second fluid (e.g., second liquid), wherein the separation membrane includes a polymeric ionomer that has a highly fluorinated backbone and recurring pendant groups according to the following formula (formula i): —o—rf—[—so2—n−(z′)—so2—r—]m—[so2]n-q wherein: rf is a perfluorinated organic linking group; r is an organic linking group; z+ is h+, a monovalent cation, or a multivalent cation; q is h, f, —nh2, —nh2, —o−y+, or —cxf2x+1; y+ is h+, a monovalent cation, or a multivalent cation; x=1 to 4; m=0 to 6; and n=0 or 1; with the proviso that at least one of morn must be non-zero. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Electronic sensor having electrical contacts for direct monitoring of filter media within a filtration system

In general, techniques are described for filter media monitoring within a filtration system. The filter media monitoring techniques described herein include, for example, direct contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located inside a boundary defined by a surface of the filter media, or indirect contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located outside the boundary defined by the surface of the filter media such that the sensor does not make direct physical contact with the filter media being monitored.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

 new patent  Nasogastric tube securement systems and methods of using same

A nasogastric tube securement system. The system can include a base layer and a coupling layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/16/18 / #20180228699

 new patent  Nasogastric tube securement systems and methods of using same

A nasogastric tube securement system. The system can include a base layer and a coupling layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/16/18 / #20180228253

 new patent  Printed components and methods for making the same

The present invention relates to printed hook components for hook and loop mechanical fasteners, and other components such as on diaper chassis and other personal hygiene articles, and methods for making the same. The hook component comprises an organic polymer, a laser-sensitive agent, and a laser-induced print on the hook component created by the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the laser-sensitive agent. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180228062

Flexible electrically conductive bonding films

Flexible films including an electrically insulating first layer and an electrically conductive second layer arranged in a layered structure are provided. The first and second layers extend continuously from at least one first zone to at least one second zone along a lateral direction of the flexible film, and the at least one first zone is positioned around a periphery of the respective at least one second zone. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180227975

Beacon system to improve wireless audio communication between headset communication devices

A headset communication device includes at least one processor configured to transmit, via a dedicated virtual communication channel of a wireless communication protocol, local beacon data to one or more remote headset communication devices within a work environment, to discover a remote headset communication device included in the one or more remote headset communication devices by receiving, via the dedicated virtual communication channel of the wireless communication protocol, remote beacon data that is transmitted by the remote headset communication device, to automatically synchronize, based on the remote beacon data, the headset communication device with the remote headset communication device, and, to transmit, via one or more additional virtual communication channels of the wireless communication protocol, local audio communication data to the one or more remote headset communication devices.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180224610

Connector for telecommunication enclosures

An optical fiber connector for external connection to a telecommunications enclosure is described herein. The optical fiber connector has an assembly base having a first end and a second end, an optical connection portion disposed partially within the first end of the assembly base and a strain relief assembly disposed on the second end of the assembly base. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180224582

Optical diffusing film laminate and method of making

An optical film assembly comprising a first optical film, a coupling member, and a second optical film wherein the first optical film comprises a prismatic film, the second optical film comprises a diffuser, wherein the coupling member is bonded to the first optical film and to the second optical film such that the first optical film and second optical film are physically coupled, and the coupling member is bonded to at least one of the first optical film and the second optical film non-continuously such that an optically effective air gap is provided. Also, a method for making such optical film assemblies.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180224360

Microorganism concentration process and device

A process for capturing or concentrating microorganisms for detection or assay comprises (a) providing a concentration device comprising a sintered porous polymer matrix comprising at least one concentration agent that comprises diatomaceous earth bearing, on at least a portion of its surface, a surface treatment comprising a surface modifier comprising ferric oxide, titanium dioxide, fine-nanoscale gold or platinum, or a combination thereof; (b) providing a sample comprising at least one microorganism strain; and (c) contacting the concentration device with the sample such that at least a portion of the at least one microorganism strain is bound to or captured by the concentration device.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180223145

Production tool to make abrasive particles with grooves

Abrasive particles comprising shaped abrasive particles each having a sidewall, each of the shaped abrasive particles comprising alpha alumina and having a first face and a second face separated by a sidewall and having a maximum thickness, t; and the shaped abrasive particles further comprising a plurality of grooves on the second face.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180223142

Chemical resistant microsphere articles

There is provided an article having at least a first surface having: a binder resin layer comprising an actinic radiation reactive polyurethane dispersion, where the binder resin layer has a first major surface opposite a second major surface; and a plurality of microspheres partially embedded and adhered to the first major surface of the binder resin layer. There is also provided a thermoset article derived from such thermoformable articles.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180222906

Substituted imidazoquinolines, imidazopyridines, and imidazonaphthyridines

Imidazo-quinoline, -pyridine, and -naphthyridine ring systems (particularly quinolines, tetrahydroquinolines, pyridines, [1,5]naphthyridines, [1,5]tetrahydronaphthyridines) substituted at the 1-position with a cyclic substituent, pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, methods of making these compounds, 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

08/09/18 / #20180222173

Adhesive-backed articles

Methods of preparing adhesive-backed articles and methods of applying adhesives backed articles are described. The adhesive-backed articles include a compliant film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a microstructured surface opposite the compliant film.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180222159

Coated wood veneer

Compositions comprising wood veneer coated by a substrate contacting layer, a middle layer, and a top layer, methods of making such compositions and articles comprising such compositions.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180222143

Composite fabric including structured film and method of forming same

A composite fabric includes a nonwoven fabric layer having non-bonded areas and a structured film layer discontinuously bonded to the nonwoven fabric layer. The discontinuously bonded nonwoven fabric layer and the structured film layer share an overlapping area with at least one set of coincident bond sites. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221796

Electromagnetic sensor for active monitoring of filter media within a filtration system

In general, techniques are described for filter media monitoring within a filtration system. The filter media monitoring techniques described herein include, for example, direct contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located inside a boundary defined by a surface of the filter media, or indirect contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located outside the boundary defined by the surface of the filter media such that the sensor does not make direct physical contact with the filter media being monitored.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221795

Identificatioin of filter media within a filtration system

In general, techniques are described for filter media monitoring within a filtration system. The filter media monitoring techniques described herein include, for example, direct contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located inside a boundary defined by a surface of the filter media, or indirect contact with the filter media, e.g., a sensor may be located outside the boundary defined by the surface of the filter media such that the sensor does not make direct physical contact with the filter media being monitored.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221692

Filter media for respiratory protection

A respiratory protection filter includes filtration media. The filtration media includes an iron-doped manganese oxide material having an average pore size (bjh method) in a range from 1 to 4 nm and a surface area (bet) of at least 300 m2/g, or at least 350 m2/g, or at least 400 m2/g.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221691

Powered air breathing apparatus

A safety breathing apparatus has a sensor for measuring the difference in pressure between two point 1a, 1b in the gas delivered to a head unit 9. The sensor is used to measure the difference in the pressure of the gas supplied through the apparatus between the two points in the gas flow, and the pressure difference is then used to calculate the gas flow rate.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221248

Process for taking a dental impression and curable composition for use in a dental impressioning and retraction process

The invention is directed to a process for taking a dental impression and/or conducting a dental retraction, the process comprising the steps of (a) providing a composition (a) having the consistency (a1), composition (a) comprising curable components, and a catalyst suitable to initiate or catalyze the curing of the curable components, composition (a) being contained in a device, (b) applying a portion (i) of composition (a) with a consistency (a2) into the sulcus of a tooth, (c) applying a portion (ii) of composition (a) with a consistency (a1) in contact with composition (a) applied in step (b), (d) removing portion (i) together with portion (ii) of composition (a) from the surface of the tooth, consistency (a2) being higher than consistency (a1).. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221213

Compression device

Compression device (1) for application circumferentially around a patient's limb (10), comprising a) a first band portion (20a) and a second band portion (20b), both band portions (20) being arrangeable along at least a part of the circumference of the limb for creating radial pressure on the limb, b) a spine element (30), extending in axial direction (100) when the compression device is applied around the limb, and comprising a first and a second guide opening (40a, 40b) for guiding the first and the second band portions, respectively. The guide openings (40a, 40b) are arranged offset in axial direction with respect to each other such that, when the first band portion is arranged along at least a part of the circumference of the limb and guided through the first guide opening, and the second band portion is arranged along at least a part of the circumference of the limb, parallel to the first band portion, and guided through the second guide opening, the band portions overlap in an axial direction.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/09/18 / #20180221118

Multi sectional dental zirconia milling block, process of production and use thereof

The invention relates to a porous dental milling block comprising at least two geometrically defined material sections a and b, material section a comprising a tetragonal zirconia crystal phase in an amount a-t in % and a cubic zirconia crystal phase in an amount a-c in %, material section b comprising cubic zirconia crystal phase in an amount b-t in % and cubic zirconia crystal phase in an amount b-c in %, wherein (amount of tetragonal phase a-t in %)/(amount of cubic phase content a-c in %)>1 and (amount of tetragonal phase content b-t in %)/(amount of cubic phase content b-c in %)<1. The invention also relates to a process of production of the porous dental milling block and its use for producing a dental article.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180219136

Flexible circuits for mounting light emitting semiconductor device

. . A flexible dielectric substrate (102) defines a lesd mounting region (120) including two conductive filled vias (105, 106) extending through the flexible dielectric substrate (102) and the lesd mounting region is substantially surrounded by two conductive frame portions (112, 116). The frame portions are in electrical connection with the conductive filled vias (105, 106), respectively. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180217697

Transparent conductors including metal traces and methods of making same

A transparent conductor is provided, including a visible light transparent substrate and metal traces disposed on the substrate, and a layer of a second metal deposited on at least a portion of the metal traces. The transparent conductor further includes a layer of a second metal, which conforms to the surface structure of the metal traces on which it is deposited. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180217394

Hybrid polarizing beam splitter

Polarizing beam splitters and systems incorporating such beam splitters are described. More specifically, hybrid polarizing beam splitters and systems with such beam splitters that incorporate polymeric reflective polarizers aligned with macneille or wire grid reflective polarizers are described.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180217341

Hybrid cable-to-board connector

The present invention relates to a hybrid connector. The connector comprises an insulating housing having parallel rows of first and second terminals disposed in the housing. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180217337

Configurable modular connectors

A modular optical connector includes a plurality of coupled optical ferrule support modules. Each optical ferrule support module comprises module connecting features configured to couple each ferrule support module with one or more neighboring ferrule support modules of the plurality of ferrule support modules. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180217300

Graded diffuser

A diffuser including opposing structured first and second major surfaces is described. The first major surface includes a first plurality of surface structures providing a uniform first haze. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215970

Impact-resistant polyester pressure-sensitive adhesive

Polyester pressure-sensitive adhesives are described. The polyester includes at least two different diacid residues and at least two different diol residues. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215964

Thermally conductive pressure sensitive adhesive

The present disclosure relates to a thermally conductive pressure sensitive adhesive composition, comprising: a) an acrylic polymer component; and b) a boron nitride mixture composition comprising: i. A first type of hexagonal boron nitride primary particle agglomerates having a first average agglomerate size d50 comprised between 100 and 420 m; ii. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215959

Polyester compositions

A polyester including at least one crosslinkable moiety is described. Each crosslinkable moiety includes at least one crosslinkable pendent group. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215957

Web with adhesive layer having partially embedded filaments

An adhesive-backed film with an adhesive layer having thermoplastic or thermoset filaments partially projecting therefrom, to promote fluid egress and repositionability.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215644

Method of making hollow glass microspheres

Provided are methods of manufacturing hollow glass microspheres where a feed composition comprising a glass powder and a blowing agent entrained in the glass powder is introduced into an opening at a first end of a vertically-aligned furnace. Agglomerated glass, unmelted oxides, or natural glassy materials can be used in place of, or in addition to, the glass powder in the feed composition.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215109

Method of making web with partially embedded fibers

A method of making an adhesive backed web, wherein the adhesive layer of such web has partially embedded filaments projecting therefrom. The filaments may comprise a thermoplastic material or a hot melt adhesive. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180215060

Optical films having an optical axis and systems and methods for processing same

Optical films having an optical axis with an orientation that varies along a width of the optical film and having one or more indicia recording the orientation of the optical axis at a plurality of locations in the optical film are provided. Systems and methods for producing and for converting the optical films are provided.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180214353

Kit of parts for producing a glass ionomer cement, process of production and use thereof

The application relates to a kit of parts for preparing a glass ionomer composition for dental use, the kit comprising a paste a and a paste b, paste a comprising water, acid-reactive inorganic filler c, non acid-reactive filler a, paste b comprising water, polyacid, complexing agent, non acid-reactive filler b, the mean particle size of non acid-reactive filler b being larger than the mean particle size of non acid-reactive filler a, the water content of the composition obtained when mixing paste a and paste b being below 20 wt.-%. The application also relates to a device for storing such a kit of parts and the use of the kit of parts and/or the device for preparing a dental cement, dental filling material, dental core build up material or dental root channel filling material.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/02/18 / #20180214114

One piece stethoscope diaphragm

The present invention is a diaphragm including a disc formed from a first material and a rim formed from a second material. The disc and the rim are a unitary piece. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180212270

Graphite modified lithium metal electrode

Lithium metal electrodes including a graphite-modified surface and the methods for making the electrodes are provided. Electrochemical device components include a lithium metal electrode having a first major surface, and a surface layer disposed on the first major surface of the lithium metal electrode. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180212076

Articles, coating compositions, and methods

There is provided a coating composition comprising nonspherical nanoparticles; spherical nanoparticles; optionally hydrophilic groups and optional an surfactant; and a liquid medium comprising water and no greater than 30 wt % organic solvent, if present, based on the total weight of liquid medium, where at least a portion of the nonspherical nanoparticles or at least a portion of the spherical nanoparticles comprises functional groups attached to their surface through chemical bonds, wherein the functional groups comprise at least one group selected from the group consisting of epoxy group, amine group, hydroxyl, olefin, alkyne, (meth) acrylato, mercapto group, or combinations thereof. There is also provided a method for modifying a substrate surface using the coating composition and articles made therefrom.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180210221

Projection subsystem

Projection subsystems are described. More, particularly, projection subsystems that include a light source and a polarizing beam splitter are described. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180208842

Additive stabilized composite nanoparticles

A composite particle that includes: a fluorescent semiconductor core/shell nanoparticle (preferably, nanocrystal); and a stabilizing additive of the formula (i).. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180208841

Additive stabilized composite nanoparticles

A composite particle that includes: a fluorescent semiconductor core/shell nanoparticle (preferably, nanocrystal); and a stabilizing additive of the formula. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180208835

Perfluoroether-stabilized quantum dots

A composite particle comprising a fluorescent core/shell nanoparticle and a perfluoroether ligand bound the surface thereof is described.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180208743

Fluorinated thermosetting plastic with iodine endgroups

Described herein is a composition comprising: a fluorinated thermosetting plastic comprising repeating divalent monomeric units derived from tfe, hfp and vdf and further comprising a least 0.1-1% by weight iodine endgroups, wherein the fluorinated thermosetting plastic has an mfi greater than 5 g/10 min at 265° c. And 5 kg; and a curing agent.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180207901

Heat spreading structure and method for forming the same

The present invention provides a heat spreading structure comprising a first conductive layer and a composite layer that sequentially comprises a structured adhesive layer and a second conductive layer having a coating on the first conductive layer, wherein the structured adhesive layer comprises at least one polymeric region and at least one void region. The composite layer further has a grounding opening exposing a part of the first conductive layer for grounding purposes. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180207122

Methods of reducing microbial contamination

Methods of delaying the onset of an infection or preventing an infection caused by a microbial organism in an internal cavity of a subject are provided. Methods of killing or inactivating microorganisms in at least a portion of the urethra of a subject are provided.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/26/18 / #20180206952

A method of making a dental articles

A method of making a dental article, has steps of (i) providing a layer of sinter powder, (ii) providing a solidifiable binder to form a circumferential fixation zone (114) which encloses a portion of the powder layer. The method further has the step of repeating steps (i) and (ii) with each fixation zone (114) of one layer being in contact with a fixation zone (114) of an adjacent layer such that a plurality of the fixation zones (114) together form a coherent hollow sleeve (116) extending across the layers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180204181

Methods using multi-dimensional representations of medical codes

Medical coding systems receive as input medical terms which coders classify into medical codes, used in the remuneration of medical procedures. A set of applicable medical codes can be determined by intersecting multidimensional data structures associated with the input terms and counting medical codes occupying regions of intersection. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180203168

Micro-optical assemblies including transparent substrates having graphic layer and method of making thereof

The present disclosure relates to micro-optical assemblies containing at least one optical element adhered to a receptor substrate, e.g. A transparent receptor substrate, the receptor substrate contains at least one graphics layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180203163

Polyurethane layer for a light directing article

The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane composition is well suited for use in thin, flexible light directing articles to impart flexibility, toughness, or protection to the light directing articles that contain optically active elements. The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethanes have improved thermostability at higher temperatures. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180202873

Force responsive inductors for force sensors

In some examples, a sensor comprises a circuit including an inductor. The inductor comprises an inductor layer, a reference layer comprising at least one of an electrically conductive material or a magnetic material, and a variable layer formed between the reference layer and inductor layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180201727

Functionalized polyester polymers and film articles

Polyester polymers are described comprising polymerized units comprising a hydroxy functional aromatic group wherein the hydroxy group has been functionalized with an adhesion promoting group. In some embodiments, the polyester polymer comprises polymerized units have the general structure (a) wherein l1 and l2 are independently divalent linking groups comprising an ester group; and ra is an adhesion promoting group bonded to the oxygen atom by means of an ionic or covalent bond. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180200364

Lipidated immune response modifier compound compositions, formulations, and methods

The compound n-(4-{[4-amino-2-butyl-1h-imidazo[4,5-c] quinolin-1-yl]oxy}butyl)octadecanamide is a useful drug compound for enhancing immune response and can be used, for example, as a vaccine adjuvant and a cancer treatment.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/19/18 / #20180200156

Kit of parts containing a cationically hardenable composition and use as dental retraction material

The invention relates to a kit of parts comprising a base paste (b) and a catalyst paste (c), base paste (b) comprising a cationically hardenable component, catalyst paste (c) comprising a starter component suitable to contribute to the hardening of the cationically hardenable compound, the composition obtained when combining the compositions of base paste (b) and catalyst paste (c) comprising in addition a porous water-adsorbing component and water, the porous water-adsorbing component being selected from molecular sieves, zeolites, silica gel and mixtures thereof, wherein either the porous water-adsorbing component is present in base paste (b) and the water is present in catalyst paste (c), or the water-adsorbing component is present in catalyst paste (c) and the water is present in base paste (b). The invention also relates to a dental retraction composition obtainable by mixing base paste (b) and catalyst paste (c) and to a process of taking a dental impression and/or conducting a dental retraction using the kit of parts.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180198230

Wire mount electrical connector

An electrical connector includes an insulative connector housing including a longitudinal body portion and first and second pairs of opposing end portions. The body portion has a plurality of contact openings extending therein in an insertion direction for supporting a plurality of electrical contact terminals. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180196995

Navigating among images of an object in 3d space

A three-dimensional model of an object is employed to aid in navigation among a number of images of the object taken from various viewpoints. In general, an image of an object such as a digital photograph is displayed in a user interface or the like. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180196203

Cable gripping structure and optical fiber connector

A cable gripping structure for securing an optical fiber cable in an optical fiber connector possesses a base part and a pair of support walls disposed opposite one another on the base part, and blade parts for gripping the optical fiber cable are disposed on the pair of support walls, at the tip ends thereof and separated from the bases of the support walls.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180196191

Optical fiber with bragg grating and thin film coating and connector

An article comprises an optical fiber having a first end with a first end surface having a multilayer thin film filter coating deposited thereon, a second end with a second end surface, and a fiber bragg grating formed within the optical fiber between the first and second ends.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180196181

Optical system

Optical systems including a partial reflector, a reflective polarizer, and a quarter wave retarder disposed between the partial reflector and the reflective polarizer are described. The reflective polarizer is curved about two orthogonal axes and has at least one location having a radial distance r1 from an optical axis passing through an apex of the reflective polarizer and a displacement s1 from a plane perpendicular to the optical axis at an apex of the reflective polarizer, where s1/r1 is at least 0.1. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180196176

Stabilized infrared absorbing dispersions

A dispersion, a resin containing the dispersion and polymer film formed from the resin are disclosed. The dispersion includes an infrared light absorbing pigment including organo-metallic particles being less than 1.5 micrometer or less than one micrometer in size. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180195000

Substituted benzotriazole phenolate salts and antioxidant compositions formed therefrom

A class of antioxidant compositions include benzotriazole phenolate salts with substituents either ortho to the phenol hydroxide group and/or para to the phenol hydroxide group can be prepared from substituted benzotriazole phenols. The ortho substituent group can be a simple hydrocarbon, alkoxy or amino group, or the ortho substituent group can be a linking group, linking the benzotriazole phenolate to another benzotriazole phenolate group.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180194994

Photochromic articles containing a polyoxometalate and methods of making and using same

A photochromic article is provided, containing a structural component, a fluid in contact with the structural component, and a polyoxometalate complex in contact with the fluid. The polyoxometalate complex includes a counter cation complexed with either a polyoxometalate anion or a polyoxometalate derivative anion. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180194922

Polyurethane/urea silicon carbide nanocomposite

Polyurethane/urea nanocomposites, precursors thereof, and methods of their manufacture and use are provided, the nanocomposites comprising: a) a polyurethane/urea polymer matrix, and b) surface modified silicon carbide nanoparticles dispersed within and covalently bound to a polyurethane/urea polymer comprising the polyurethane/urea polymer matrix. In some embodiments, the surface modified silicon carbide nanoparticle comprises a silicon carbide core and a linking group covalently bound to the surface of the silicon carbide core and covalently bound to the polyurethane/urea polymer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180194888

Fluorinated block copolymers

Described herein is a millable fluorinated block copolymer having at least one a block and at least one b block, wherein the a block is a semi-crystalline segment comprising repeating divalent monomeric units derived from tfe, hfp and vdf; and the b block is a segment comprising repeating dilvalent monomeric units derived from hfp and vdf; and wherein the millable fluorinated block copolymer has a modulus of 0.1 to 2.5 mpa at 100° c.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/12/18 / #20180193111

Molar appliance for an orthodontic brace

The present disclosure supplies molar appliances having a tooth bonding base that includes compound curvature in the mesial-distal direction, providing for a closer fit relative to the buccal surface contour. The appliances can also feature a funneled entry to an archwire passage that includes a plurality of surfaces with a convex curvature, providing a curved taper to a distal section of the passage. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180188424

A barrier element on a microstructured article

. . The disclosed light directing article comprises a structured layer, an adhesive sealing layer, and barrier elements. The structured layer comprises multiple microstructured elements that are opposite a major surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180187860

Display including switchable backlight and front surface film

Displays (100) including switchable backlight (110, 200) and front surface films (120) are disclosed. Displays with switchable backlights (110) that use a front surface film (120) to reduce the visibility of a display outside an intended viewing area (112, 226) in ambient light are also disclosed. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180187323

Plated polymeric article including tin/copper tie/seed layer

A plated article is provided comprising a) a polymeric substrate bearing b) a tie/seed layer in direct contact with the polymeric substrate and c) a plated metal layer, wherein the tie/seed layer has a thickness of less than 0.95 μm, and wherein the tie/seed layer comprises two or more layers of tin alternating with two or more layers of copper, and in some embodiments up to ten or more layers of tin alternating with ten or more layers of copper. In some embodiments, the tie/seed layer includes a layer of tin in direct contact with the polymeric substrate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180187053

Copolymer including ultraviolet light-absorbing group and compositions including the same

A copolymer that includes first divalent units having a pendent ultraviolet absorbing group, second divalent units represented by formula (i):, and third divalent units represented by formula (ii):. Each r1 is independently hydrogen or methyl; r2 is a straight-chain or branched alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; v is o or nh; w is alkylene having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and each r′ is independently alkyl having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180187009

Compositions including a polythiol, an unsaturated compound, and a dye and methods relating to such compositions

A curable composition having a polythiol; at least one unsaturated compound comprising more than one carbon-carbon double bond, carbon-carbon triple bond, or a combination thereof; and a dye compound represented by formula (i). A crosslinked composition prepared from the curable composition, a method of making an at least partially crosslinked network, a method for indicating curing in a curable composition, and a method of stabilizing a curable composition comprising a polythiol and at least one unsaturated compound comprising more than one carbon-carbon double bond, carbon-carbon triple bond, or a combination thereof are also disclosed. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180186757

Substituted benzotriazole phenols

Benzotriazole phenols with substituents either ortho to the phenol hydroxyl group and/or para to the phenol hydroxyl group can be prepared from the unsubstituted benzotriazole phenol by coupling reactions. The ortho substituent group can be a simple alkoxy or amino group, or the ortho substituent group can be a linking group, linking the benzotriazole phenol to another benzotriazole phenol group.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180186728

Hydrazide compounds suitable for nucleating polylactic acid polymer

Presently describes are hydrazide (e.g. Dihydrazide) compounds suitable for use as a nucleating agent for a polylactic acid (“pla”) polymer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180186063

Applying device, applying method, and film

An applying device (1) and an applying method that can speedily perform application of a film (f) on an application target surface (s) and improve a quality of a finish. The applying device (1) is provided with a film support portion (2) that supports the film (f). ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180185928

Fly-cutting head, system and method, and tooling and sheeting produced therewith

A fly-cutting system is disclosed, and in particular one that comprises a dynamically-controllable actuator for controlling the position, orientation, or both position and orientation of a cutting element carried by a fly-cutting head. In certain embodiments, the actuator can adjust the position or orientation of a cutting element, or both, hundreds or thousands of times per second, enabling precise control over the shape of features formed by the cutting element in a surface of a workpiece.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180185869

Spray gun cups, receptacles, and methods of use

A spray gun cup receptacle is disclosed comprising an open end for receiving a liner within a cavity and a base end opposite the open end. The base end is positionable with respect to a work surface with the open end facing upwards such that a base plane passing through the base end is parallel to the work surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

07/05/18 / #20180185677

Powered exhaust apparatus for a personal protection respiratory device

An exhaust apparatus for connection to a personal protection respiratory device that defines a filtered air volume adjacent to the face of a wearer and comprises at least one exhalation, the apparatus comprising a blower in fluid connection with the at least one exhalation valve, the blower being responsive to the wearer's respiratory cycle to draw a substantial portion of the wearer's exhaled breath through the at least one exhalation valve wherein, in response to the wearer's respiratory cycle, the blower operates throughout the wearer's exhale breath, or a substantial period thereof, and does not operate throughout the wearer's inhale breath, or a substantial period thereof.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180183482

Integrated wireless communication sensing and monitoring system

A data communication system, comprises a housing mountable to an enclosure, the housing including a transceiver configured to communicate with a network outside of the enclosure, a monitoring device attachable to the housing that provides data related to a real-time condition within the enclosure, control electronics to control sensor data communication via the transceiver, and a power source to power the transceiver on an at least intermittent basis.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180183061

Graphitic materials and methods of making same

A graphitic carbon material includes decorated graphitic spherical shells or fragments of decorated graphitic spherical shells, wherein the decorated graphitic spherical shells or fragments of decorated graphitic spherical shells have an average diameter of between 0.1 and 100 μm.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180180980

Illuminator

A folded light path illuminator is provided. The illuminator may include a polarizing beam splitter having an input face, an output face and an imager face, a light source disposed adjacent the input face and defining an input active area on the input face, and an image forming device disposed adjacent the imager face for receiving light emitted from the light source and emitting a patterned light, which may be a converging patterned light. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180180788

Convex multilayer reflective polarizer

A multilayer reflective polarizer convex along orthogonal first and second axes orthogonal to an optical axis passing thorough an apex of the multilayer reflective polarizer is described. The multilayer reflective polarizer has at least one first location having a radial distance r1 from the optical axis and a displacement s1 from a plane perpendicular to the optical axis at the apex, where s1/r1 is in a range of about 0.2 to about 0.8. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180180784

Optical system

Optical systems including an image surface, a stop surface, a partial reflector disposed between the image surface and the stop surface, a reflective polarizer disposed between the stop surface and the partial reflector, and a quarter wave retarder disposed between the reflective polarizer and the partial reflector are described. The reflective polarizer is convex along two orthogonal axes. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180180779

Retroreflective articles including optically active areas and optically inactive areas

This disclosure generally relates to retroreflective articles and methods of making such articles.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180179419

Laminated film with backing layer, and film roll of same

A laminated film (10) includes a substrate layer (14) having a first surface (14a) and a second surface (14b) on opposite sides thereof, an adhesive layer (16) layered upon the first surface (14a), and a backing layer (12) that is releasably layered upon the second surface (14b) and supports the substrate layer (14) to be in a spread-out state. Fine projections (20) are provided on a surface (12a) of the backing layer (12) on a side opposite the substrate layer (14). ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180179109

Repair compound and methods of use

A repair compound for use in all applications and particularly well-suited for large hole repair. The repair compound includes a latex resin, a thickener, fibers, and a filler material. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180178481

Film with layered segments and apparatus and method for making the same

A film having first segments and second segments arranged across the film's width direction is disclosed. The first and second segments are separated from each other by polymer interfaces. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180178246

Optical film

An optical film including a thermoplastic birefringent multilayer optical film and a uv-cured layer disposed adjacent an outer layer of the multilayer optical film is described. The outer layer may a thickness in a range of about 0.3 micrometers to about 1.2 micrometers and the uv-cured layer includes a structured surface opposite the outer layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/28/18 / #20180177577

Packaged orthodontic assembly with angled support structure

Packaged orthodontic assemblies include a chamber, an orthodontic appliance, and a support structure engaged with the appliance to secure the appliance in the chamber. The support structure can include a post complemental to a partially enclosed passage, typically an arch wire slot, in the appliance body. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180177081

High frequency electromagnetic interference (emi) composites

. . Electromagnetic interference (emi) shielding composites and methods of producing the same are described. Carbon nanostructure (cns) fillers including cross-linked carbon nanotubes (cnts) and a polymeric encapsulation material are provided, where the carbon nanotubes are encapsulated by the polymeric encapsulation material. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180177046

Flexible displays having stiff layers for neutral plane adjustment

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a flexible display including a plurality of functional layers, a plurality of bonding layers, and a stiff layer. Each of the plurality of bonding layers is disposed between two adjacent functional layers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180174723

Thermoplastic polymer composite containing soft, ferromagnetic particulate material and methods of making thereof

The present disclosure relates to polymer composites that include a thermoplastic polymer, network structure and a soft, ferromagnetic particulate material. The polymer composites may be used, for example, as magnetic flux field directional materials. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180174672

System and techniques for clinical documentation and editing

In one example, this disclosure describes a method of processing medical data via one or more computers. The method may comprise identifying a medical code within a medical record, and identifying whether the medical code is specified or unspecified. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180172914

Optical fiber with thin film coating and connector

An article comprises an optical fiber having a first end with a first end surface having a deposited coating only on a portion thereon. The first end can have a frustoconic or tronconic shape. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180172888

Optical stack including reflecting-absorbing polarizer

Optical stacks are described. In particular, optical stacks including reflecting-absorbing polarizers and quarter-wave plates are disclosed. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180172880

Light guide with anti reflection feature

Light guides with anti reflection features are disclosed. Anti reflection features that absorb light are disclosed. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180171266

Aqueous composition suitable for cleaning and protection comprising silica nanoparticles, copolymer of acrylamide and acrylic acid, nonionic and anionic surfactant

Compositions include a water-soluble polymer, silica nanoparticles, and a combination of a nonionic and anionic dispersed in an aqueous liquid phase. The polymer is a water-soluble copolymer of acrylic acid and an acrylamide, or a salt of the same. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180171183

Article provided with adhesive layer and release layer

An article 10 is provided with an adhesive layer 14 that includes an adhesive, a release layer 12 that is stacked on the adhesive layer 14, and an air layer 16 that is interposed between the adhesive layer 14 and the release layer 12. On a surface 12a of the release layer 12 that opposes the adhesive layer 14, microprotrusions 20 that contact the adhesive layer 14 with tips 20a are provided. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180171153

Composition for pavement markings

A composition comprises a thermoplastic binder, at least one optical component, and a colour correcting component. The optical component comprises retroreflecting particles. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180171089

Hydrophilic fluoroplastic substrates

Hydrophilic fluoroplastic substrates and methods of making hydrophilic fluoroplastic substrates from 4-acryloylmorpholine are disclosed.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169996

Segmented and non-segmented transfer tapes, articles therefrom and method of making and use thereof

The present disclosure relates to transfer tapes, segmented and non-segmented which include at least one graphics layer. The transfer tapes include a removable template layer, a transfer layer which includes a backfill layer, having at least one first graphics layer, and an adhesive layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169977

Buoyancy module

Buoyancy modules (200) are made from a foam composition that includes a combination of a thermally fusable powder and glass microspheres heated in a manner that provides a hardened syntactic foam having both low density and a high degree of compressive strength. An outer barrier (220) may enclose the buoyancy module.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169904

Actinic radiation device for speedy resin cure

Provided are devices for applying actinic radiation to a curable resin. The devices include a housing having a front face, an actinic radiation source arranged within the housing such that actinic radiation emerges from the housing through the front face, and a proximity detector. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169837

Systems and methods for making abrasive articles

Methods of making an abrasive article. Abrasive particles are loaded to a distribution tool defining a plurality of slots that are open to an exterior of the tool. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169836

Systems and methods for making abrasive articles

Methods of making an abrasive article. Abrasive particles are loaded to a distribution tool including a plurality of strips defining a plurality of channels. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169697

Barrier films, vacuum insulation panels and moisture barrier bags employing same

There is provided a barrier film having a substrate, a low thermal conductivity organic layer and an inorganic stack. The inorganic stack will include a low thermal conductivity non-metallic inorganic material layer and a high thermal conductivity metallic material layer.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180169447

Respirator that has inward nose region fold with high level conformation

A flat fold filtering face piece respirator 10 that includes a mask body 12 and a harness 14. The mask body 12 includes a filtering structure 16 that contains a cover web 48, 50 and a filtration layer 52 that contains electrically-charged microfibers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/21/18 / #20180168937

Aerogels, calcined and crystalline articles and methods of making the same

Aerogel, calcined articles, and crystalline articles comprising zro2. Exemplary uses of the crystalline metal oxide articles include dental articles (e.g., restoratives, replacements, inlays, onlays, veneers, full and partial crowns, bridges, implants, implant abutments, copings, anterior fillings, posterior fillings, and cavity liner, and bridge frameworks) and orthodontic appliances (e.g., brackets, buccal tubes, cleats, and buttons).. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180167940

Communication device and network using tdma radio communication protocol

A plurality of communication devices form a network, including a first communication device configured to send and receive communication data to and from other communication devices within the network using time division multiple access protocol; wherein the first communication device is configured to store data indicating whether another communication device is in a master state; wherein in advance of sending communication data, if another communication device is not in the master state, then the first communication device will enter the master state; wherein in advance of sending communication data, if another communication device is in the master state, then the first communication device will enter a lowest available time slot; and wherein all of the communication devices in the network synchronize to the communication device in the master state. Other embodiments are also included herein.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180165606

Systems and methods for maximizing expected utility of signal injection test patterns in utility grids

Methods and systems for implementing experimental trials on utility grids. Variations in grid parameters are selected to introduce into utility grids to improve the value of learning from each experimental trial and promoting improved utility grid performance by computing expected values for both learning and grid performance. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180165561

Tag assembly with multiple antennas, ics, and/or sensing elements

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag adapted to wirelessly communicate with a remote transceiver. The rfid tag includes a substrate; and first and second circuits disposed on the substrate and comprising respective first and second antennas magnetically coupled to one another. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180164483

Hybrid polarizer

A hybrid polarizer includes an absorbing element having a first major surface and a second major surface. The hybrid polarizer also includes a first birefringent reflective polarizer disposed on the first major surface of the absorbing element, the first birefringent reflective polarizer having a first pass axis and a first block axis. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180164482

Hybrid polarizer

A hybrid polarizer includes an absorbing element having a first major surface and a second major surface. The hybrid polarizer also includes a first birefringent reflective polarizer disposed on the first major surface of the absorbing element, the first birefringent reflective polarizer having a first pass axis and a first block axis. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180164475

Insulated glazing units and microoptical layer including microstructured anisotropic diffuser and methods

Microoptical layers, glazing units including the microoptical layers, and transfer tapes that may be used to provide the microoptical layers are provided. The transfer tape includes a removable template layer having a structured surface, a backfill layer having a first surface disposed on at least a portion of the structured surface of the template layer, and a microstructured surface opposite the structured surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180162999

Ammonium salt catalyzed benzoxazine polymerization

A process of preparing polybenzoxazines using an alkylammonium salt of an acid having a pka in acetonitrile of 9 or more as catalyst is described.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180162078

Article and method of making the same

Article comprising a polymeric substrate having a first major surface comprising a plurality of particles (e.g., clay particles, graphite particles, boron nitride particles, carbon particles, molybdenum disulfide particles, bismuth oxychloride particles, and combinations thereof) attached thereto. Articles described herein are useful, for example, for a tamper evident surface.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/14/18 / #20180161960

Abrasive article with abrasive particles having random rotational orientation within a range

An abrasive article includes a plurality of abrasive particles and the rotational orientation of at least a portion of the abrasive particles about the z-axis varies randomly within a defined range, and the spacing of the abrasive particles along the y-axis varies randomly.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180160548

Patterned overcoat layer

A composite article includes a conductive layer 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

06/07/18 / #20180158444

Sound insulation constructions and methods of using the same

Sound insulation constructions, multilayer constructions for acoustically insulating a source of sound from a receiver that include one or more sound insulation constructions, structures comprising one or more sound insulation constructions and/or multilayer constructions, and a method for acoustically insulating a source of sound from a receiver. In some embodiments, the sound insulation construction includes a first layer and a second layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180157877

Determining compatibility of components for assembling approved personal protection configurations

This disclosure relates generally to methods and systems for determining whether at least a first component and a second component of a personal protection (pp) configuration are compatible so as to be assembled into an approved pp configuration, responsive to being compared against at least one predetermined criterion. Included is a smart tag for each of the first and second components. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180157364

Positional touch sensor with force measurement

A touch screen display sensor is provided that includes a transparent touch-sensing element disposed upon the surface of a transparent substrate and a force-sensing element disposed within the transparent touch-sensing element. The force-sensing element includes two sets of bands of micromesh and can include a pressure-responsive material between the bands of micromesh. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180156957

Lightguide including laminated extraction film

Lightguides and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. A structured layer is provided with light extractors formed on a structured surface thereof. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180156935

Magneto-mechanical marker with enhanced frequency stability and signal strength

A magneto mechanical resonator device comprises a plurality of ferromagnetic elements disposed in a stacked arrangement, each ferromagnetic element having a first lengthwise end and a second lengthwise end. A first bias magnetic element is disposed adjacent to the first lengthwise end of the stacked arrangement and a second bias magnetic element is disposed adjacent to the second lengthwise ends of the stacked arrangement. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180156382

Improved mounting assembly

The present disclosure relates generally to an improved mounting assembly. In general, the mounting device includes a cover plate, a frame (at least a portion of which is adjacent to the cover plate), and an accessory that is attachable to the cover plate. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180156296

Multilayer damping material

A multilayer damping material for damping a vibrating surface comprising: at least one constraining layer; at least one dissipating layer; and at least one kinetic spacer layer comprising multiple spacer elements. The kinetic spacer layer is arranged between the constraining layer and the vibrating surface, when used for damping the vibrating surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180155581

Transfer tapes and related methods

Provided are methods of making a transfer tape in which first and second release coatings are disposed onto respective first and second major surfaces of a backing to provide a release liner, the first release coating comprising wax particles at least partially embedded in a polymeric layer. An adhesive precursor is coated onto the first release coating and the adhesive precursor and the release liner collectively irradiated with an electron beam to convert the adhesive precursor into an adhesive layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180155578

Segmented transfer tape and method of making and use thereof

The present disclosure relates to segmented transfer tapes useful in the transfer of only a portion of the segments of the transfer tapes and methods of making thereof. The segmented transfer tapes include a removable template layer having a structured surface; a transfer layer comprising a backfill layer, wherein the backfill layer has a structured first major surface, and an adhesive layer; at least one transferable segment formed in the transfer layer; at least one non-transferable segment formed in the transfer layer, the at least one non-transferable segment includes an adhesive surface, wherein a passivating layer is disposed on at least a portion of the adhesive surface of the at least one non-transferrable segment; and at least one kerf extending from the first major surface of the adhesive layer and into at least a portion of the removable template layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180155575

Methods of bonding hardware to vehicular glass

Methods of bonding hardware to glass and other substrates are provided that do not require use of primers, mixing, fixturing, or autoclaving. These methods include the steps of disposing an adhesive layer on a bonding surface of either the hardware or the vehicular glass, the adhesive layer comprising a curable composition that is dimensionally stable at ambient conditions; either before or after disposing the adhesive layer on the bonding surface, irradiating the adhesive layer with ultraviolet radiation to initiate curing of the curable composition; placing the hardware so as to be bonded to the vehicular glass by the adhesive layer; and allowing the adhesive layer to cure.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180154497

Polishing pads and systems for and methods of using same

A polishing system includes a first carrier assembly configured to receive and hold a substrate and a polishing pad. The polishing pad includes a top major surface and a bottom major surface positioned opposite the top major surface, and a plurality of polishing elements extending from the top major surface of the polishing pad. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180154311

Composite membranes with improved performance and/or durability and methods of use

A composite membrane for selectively separating (e.g., pervaporating) a first fluid (e.g., first liquid such as a high octane compound) from a mixture comprising the first fluid (e.g., first liquid such as a high octane compound) and a second fluid (e.g., second liquid such as gasoline). The composite membrane includes a porous substrate comprising opposite first and second major surfaces, and a plurality of pores. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180154195

Respirator tab

A personal respiratory protection device (10) comprising an upper panel (18), a central panel (16), and a lower panel (20), the central panel being separated from each of the upper and lower panels by a first and second fold, seam, weld or bond, respectively, such that device is capable of being folded flat for storage along the first and second fold, seam, weld or bond and opened to form a cup-shaped air chamber over the nose and mouth of the wearer when in use, wherein the upper panel has a graspable upper tab, the upper tab (41) being graspable in use to open the device.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180154037

Anti-microbial articles and methods of using same

An article having anti-microbial effect is provided. The article includes an occlusive layer and a substrate having a nanostructured surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180153823

Composition for the transdermal delivery of fentanyl

A transdermal drug delivery composition comprises an acrylate copolymer and from about 8% to about 30% by weight fentanyl. A transdermal fentanyl delivery composition comprising methyl laurate or tetraglycol as a permeation enhancer is also provided. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

06/07/18 / #20180153645

A system comprising a static mixer and a dispensing device for dental materials

A system which has a static mixer and which contains a dental material. The static mixer has a mixing barrel that extends along a longitudinal axis and, accommodated therein, a cascade of mixing elements. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180150680

Method of detecting gas-producing microbial colonies

. . A first method comprises using an imaging device to produce a plurality of images of a culture device, analyzing a first image to identify a microorganism colony at a first location, analyzing a second image to identify a gas bubble at a second location, and determining whether the first location is proximate the second location. A second method comprises analyzing an image of a culture device to detect gas bubbles and classifying the gas bubbles according to a size parameter associated with each of the gas bubbles. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180148675

Method and culture device for detecting yeasts and molds

A thin film culture device for detecting yeast and mold microorganisms in a sample is provided. The culture device comprises a body comprising a self-supporting substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface; a first adhesive composition disposed on a portion of the first major surface of the substrate; a substantially dry, cold-water-soluble first hydrogel-forming composition adhered to the first adhesive composition; and a plurality of indicator agents. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180148607

Polishing compositions with improved low temperature properties

A polishing composition with improved stability at low temperatures comprising from 10 to 50% by weight of water, from 10 to 60% by weight of hydrocarbons, from 0.5 to 5% by weight of one or more organic acids and including its salts wherein the organic acids have from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, further comprising additives wherein the total amounts of ingredients give 100% by weight.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180148596

High temperature stable, one-part, curable thermoset compositions

One-part curable compositions include a thermally curable powder composition with at least one solid epoxy resin, and at least one solid epoxy curative resin. The epoxy resin and the epoxy curative resin are melted, mixed, quenched and powderized. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180148518

Bulk polymerization of silicone-containing copolymers

Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

05/31/18 / #20180148517

Bulk polymerization of silicone-containing copolymers

Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company








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