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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

Multi-mode display

Multi-mode displays are described. In particular, multi-mode displays having an emissive display element, a partial reflector disposed on the emissive display element, a spatial light modulator disposed on the partial reflector, and an absorbing polarizer disposed on the spatial light modulator are described. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Connector with latching mechanism

A connector includes a latching mechanism configured to mechanically unlatch the connector and a mating connector. The latching mechanism of the connector, when actuated to unlatch the connector and the mating connector, disengages both a retention feature of the connector and a retention feature of the mating connector.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Optical assembly with cable retainer

An optical cable subassembly includes one or more optical waveguides, at least light coupling unit comprising a first attachment area permanently attached to the optical waveguides, and at least one cable retainer comprising a second attachment area permanently attached to the optical waveguides and adapted to be installed in a housing. A length of the optical waveguides between the first attachment area and the second attachment area allows a bend in the optical waveguides that provides a predetermined mating spring force at a predetermined angle of the light coupling unit when installed in the housing.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Optical coupling device with waveguide assisted registration

A multi-piece optical coupling device comprises a first piece that includes one or more first receiving elements configured to receive and secure one or more optical waveguides. The first piece further includes one or more light affecting elements configured to affect one or more characteristics of light from the optical waveguides while propagating the light within the optical coupling device. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Optical ferrules

An optical ferrule adapted to receive and transmit light is described. The optical ferrule includes first and second alignment features for mating with corresponding alignment features of a mating optical ferrule. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Deformation amount measuring method, program, server device, and system

At least one aspect of the present disclosure directs to a deformation amount measuring method is a method in which a sheet (101) is used that includes a first layer portion (111) having a first pattern (121) that includes a plurality of line drawings extending in a first direction, and a second layer portion (112) overlaid on the first layer portion (111) and having a second pattern (122) that includes a plurality of line drawings extending in a second direction different than the first direction. The method includes the steps of acquiring, from the sheet (101) that has been disposed on a measurement subject, post-deformation image data corresponding to a post-deformation image including a post-deformation moire produced as a result of a post-deformation first pattern (121) and second pattern (122) being overlaid and finding an amount of deformation of the measurement subject on the basis of the post-deformation image data.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Self-contained anaerobic culture device with microcompartments

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a device. The device includes a body comprising a waterproof base, a waterproof coversheet attached to the base, and a channel disposed between the base and the coversheet. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Actinic radiation-initiated epoxy adhesive and articles made therefrom

There is provided a one part, actinic radiation-activated, and room temperature curable epoxy-based adhesive. There is also provided an adhesive initiator system based on an iodonium salt combined with an thioxanthone photosensitizer such as isopropyl thioxanthone. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Laminate, adhesive kit, laminated structure and production method thereof, and contact adhesive composition

A laminate comprising a substrate layer; a contact adhesive layer comprising a contact adhesive agent having at least one of chloroprene rubber or acrylic copolymers, as well as microspheres having an average particle size of 0.5 μm or greater in the contact adhesive layer, wherein the contact adhesive layer contains from 5 parts by mass to 500 parts by mass of the microspheres per 100 parts by mass of the contact adhesive agent, and the contact adhesive layer has a plurality of protruding portions because of the microspheres.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Structural adhesive with improved failure mode

The present disclosure provides a thermosettable structural adhesive composition comprising an epoxy compound; a thermoplastic compound; an epoxy curing agent; non-spherical particles. This composition can be useful for applications, for example, in the form of an adhesive film. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Multilayer barrier stack

Multilayer barrier films and methods of making the films are provided. The films include a smooth layer and a barrier layer directly disposed on the smooth layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Moisture curable silicone composition

Disclosed is a moisture curable composition comprising a reactive or curable silicone; a crosslinker; an unreactive silicone; and at least of an initial strength-imparting agent and a plasticizer. The composition can have superior waterproofing property and weatherproofing property and allows easy installation on a substrate and easy peeling from the substrate.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

Method of making a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene having sulfonyl pendant groups

A method of making a copolymer is disclosed. The method includes copolymerizing components including tetrafluoroethylene and a compound represented by formula cf2═cf—o—(cf2)a—so2—x, wherein “a” is a number from 1 to 4, and x is —nzh, —nz—so2—(cf2)1-6—so2x′, or —oz, wherein z is independently a hydrogen, an alkali metal cation, or a quaternary ammonium cation, and wherein x is independently —nzh or —oz. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272668

Lactic acid polymer films

A multilayer film comprises (a) two or more non-plasticized layers comprising lactic acid polymer and (b) one or more plasticized layers comprising lactic acid polymer and plasticizer sandwiched between the two or more lactic acid polymer layers; wherein the thickness of the one or more plasticized layers comprises from about 60% to about 70% of the total thickness of the multilayer film.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272646

Multilayer structural adhesive film

The invention relates to the use of a structural adhesive film for bonding and sealing a hem flange connection between panels. The structural adhesive film comprises at least one adhesive layer and at least one layer with a porous structure. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272428

Methods of making metal matrix composites including inorganic particles and discontinuous fibers

A method of making a porous metal matrix composite is provided. The method includes mixing a metal powder, a plurality of inorganic particles, and a plurality of discontinuous fibers to form a mixture, wherein the metal powder comprises aluminum, magnesium, an aluminum alloy, or a magnesium alloy. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272290

Asymmetric membranes and related methods

Microporous polymer membranes and related methods of fabrication are provided. An asymmetric microporous membrane embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a thermoplastic polymer substrate defining a plurality of micropores, the thermoplastic polymer including one or more of polyethylene (pe), polypropylene (pp), polymethylpentene (pmp), and a combination thereof; and a polymethylpentene (pmp) polymer skin positioned on the thermoplastic polymer substrate, wherein when the thermoplastic polymer substrate includes pmp, the pmp polymer skin has a crystallinity that differs from a crystallinity of the pmp in the polymer substrate.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272263

Expandable air filters

An expandable air filter. The air filter including a filter media assembly, an outer frame assembly, and at least one support member. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/27/18 / #20180272161

Respirator headband

A personal respiratory protection device comprising a main body having a headband attachment portion, a headband attached to the headband attachment portion by a headband bond module, wherein the module includes first and second non-woven tabs adhesively bonded to opposing sides of an end of the headband, the side of the first tab opposing the headband bond side being welded to the main body.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180270549

Personal protective equipment (ppe) with analytical stream processing for safety event detection

In some examples, a system includes an article of personal protective equipment (ppe) having at least one sensor configured to generate a stream of usage data; and an analytical stream processing component comprising: a communication component that receives the stream of usage data; a memory configured to store at least a portion of the stream of usage data and at least one model for detecting a safety event signature, wherein the at least one model is trained based as least in part on a set of usage data generated by one or more other articles of ppe of a same type as the article of ppe; and one or more computer processors configured to: detect the safety event signature in the stream of usage data based on processing the stream of usage data with the model, and generate an output in response to detecting the safety event signature.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180267365

Matrix for quantum dot articles

A quantum dot film article includes a first barrier layer; a second barrier layer; and a quantum dot layer between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer. The quantum dot layer includes quantum dots dispersed in a matrix including a cured radiation curable adhesive composition with external quantum efficiency of greater than about 70%. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180267319

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display including a first optical system is described. The first optical system includes a partial reflector and a multilayer reflective polarizer disposed adjacent to and spaced apart from the partial reflector. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180267228

Collimating light guide

A light guide includes a light input surface, a first major surface orthogonal to the light input surface, a second major surface opposing the first major, a plurality of discrete light extraction features disposed on the second major surface and a plurality of closely packed prisms disposed along the second major surface. The plurality of discrete light extraction features separate the plurality of closely packed prisms from the second major surface. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180267222

Method of making optical films and stacks

Methods of making optical films and optical stacks are described. A method of making an optical lens molded to a first curved optical film includes providing a first optical film including alternating first and second polymeric layers; providing a thermoform tool having a curved surface; heating and conforming the first optical film to the curved surface to form a first curved optical film; and molding an optical lens onto the first curved optical film.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265754

Water-based pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions

A pressure-sensitive adhesive is provided that is a dried product of a latex composition, which is formed from an emulsion composition. The latex composition and the emulsion composition are also provided. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265748

Curable and cured adhesive compositions

Curable adhesive compositions are provided that can be cured using ultraviolet or visible light radiation. These curable adhesive compositions, which contain a curable (meth)acrylate copolymer, have a creep compliance that is less than 5(10−4) inverse pascals at 25° c., a creep compliance that is greater than 1(10−3) inverse pascals at 70° c., and a shear storage modulus greater than 40 kilopascals when measured at 25° c. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265740

Primer compositions for optical films

Articles and laminates include a substrate with a first polyester surface and a second polyester surface, a crosslinked polyurethane-based primer coated on at least the first polyester surface, and an optically clear heat activated adhesive adjacent to the crosslinked polyurethane-based primer. The articles and laminates are prepared by applying a polyurethane-based dispersion and a crosslinker on at least one polyester surface, drying the applied coating, heating while stretching the substrate and the coating to form a crosslinked primer layer on the stretched polyester surface, and applying an optically clear heat activated adhesive onto the crosslinked primer layer.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265735

Composition including polyester resin and method of using the same

The composition includes a polymeric resin having at least one α,β-unsaturated ester group, a vinyl aromatic compound having at least one vinyl substituent on an aromatic ring, and an amino- or mercapto-substituted compound represented by formula (hd)1-4-r. Each d is independently —s— or —n(h)— and r is a monovalent alkyl, alkenyl, or polyalkyleneoxy or a multivalent alkylene, alkenylene, or polyalkyleneoxy, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkylene, or alkenylene are each interrupted by at least two —o—, —n(h)—, —n(h)—c(o)—, —s—c(o)—, or —o—c(o)— groups or a combination thereof. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265677

Nanocomposites containing spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles and composites, articles, and methods of making same

A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180265542

Ligand functionalized polymers

Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180264790

Thin protective display film

A display film includes a transparent polymeric substrate layer having a 0.2% offset yield stress greater than 110 mpa and a transparent aliphatic cross-linked polyurethane layer having a thickness of 100 micrometers or less disposed on the transparent polymeric substrate layer. The transparent aliphatic cross-linked polyurethane layer has a glass transition temperature in a range from 11 to 27 degrees celsius and a tan delta peak value in a range from 0.5 to 2.5. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180264626

Abrasive rotary tool with abrasive agglomerates

An abrasive rotary tool includes a tool shank defining an axis of rotation for the rotary tool, and an abrasive external working surface. The abrasive external working surface includes a resin, and a plurality of porous ceramic abrasive composites dispersed in the resin, the porous ceramic abrasive composites including individual abrasive particles dispersed in a porous ceramic matrix. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180264509

A device comprising a plunger assembly, a method of assembling the device and a method of making the plunger assembly

A device for dispensing a material, being provided with a plunger assembly which has a screw with a first thread portion and a second thread portion. The first and second thread portion differ in shape and, in combination, form one continuous screw thread. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/20/18 / #20180263920

Transdermal drug delivery device including fentanyl

A transdermal drug delivery device includes a backing and an adhesive composition disposed on the backing. The adhesive composition includes a copolymer having at least 50 percent by weight c4 to c10 alkyl acrylate units, based on the total weight of the copolymer, and one or more second monomer units selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate, acrylamide, ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, and n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180253616

Encoding data in symbols disposed on an optically active article

In some examples, a computing device receives an image of an optically active article that includes a set of one or more symbols of a symbol set, wherein at least one symbol of the set of one or more symbols comprises a set of encoding regions that are embedded with the symbol. In response to receiving the image, the computing device may determine that a particular image region of the image represents the at least one symbol. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180253166

Overcoated patterned conductive layer and methods

A composite article having a conductive layer on at least a portion of a flexible substrate. Electrical connectivity between various portions of the substrate can be obtained through this conductive layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180252848

Low sparkle matte coats and methods of making

A matte coat having a first major surface, the matte coat comprising a first layer defining the first major face of the matte coat and comprising a polymeric matrix and a plurality of forming bodies entrained therein, wherein index of refraction of the forming bodies is similar to that of the polymeric matrix and the first major surface has a plurality of protuberances corresponding to forming bodies entrained within. Also, optical assemblies comprising such matte coats and methods for making such matte coats.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180251647

Curable infrared light absorbing printing ink and articles prepared with it

Curable printing ink compositions include a visible light transparent, uv-curable binder composition and a visible light transparent, and infrared light absorbing inorganic composition. The infrared light absorbing inorganic composition can include infrared absorbing nanoparticles. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180250793

Flexible abrasive rotary tool

An abrasive rotary tool includes a tool shank a flexible planar section positioned opposite the tool shank. The flexible planar section forms a first abrasive external surface on a first side of the flexible planar section and a second abrasive external surface on a second side of the flexible planar section. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180250708

Multilayer articles comprising a release surface and methods thereof

Described herein is multilayer article and methods of making thereof, wherein the multilayer article comprises: (a) metal substrate; (b) a first fluoropolymer layer having a thickness no more than 10 micrometers, wherein the first fluoropolymer layer consists essentially of a fluoropolymer comprising reactive groups, wherein when the fluoropolymer is a melt-processible fluoropolymer it comprises at least 30 reactive groups per 1,000,000 carbon atoms and when the fluoropolymer is a non-melt processible fluoropolymer it comprises more than 5 reactive groups per 1,000,000 carbon atoms; and (c) a second fluoropolymer layer having a thickness of about 10 to 1000 micrometers, wherein the first fluoropolymer layer is in contact with both the metal substrate and the second fluoropolymer layer.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180250707

Multilayer articles comprising a release surface and methods thereof

Described herein is multilayer article made by the process comprising: delivering particles from at least one fluid jet to a metal surface to impregnate the metal surface with a fluoropolymer to form a first fluoropolymer layer, wherein the particles comprise an abrasive particle, a binder, and a first fluoropolymer; coating the first fluoropolymer layer with a second fluoropolymer to form a second fluoropolymer layer and thereby forming a multilayered article; and sintering the multilayered article to form the release surface coated substrate.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180250176

Absorbent article comprising flexible polymeric foam and intermediates

Absorbent articles are described comprising a first absorbent layer comprising a polymeric foam. In one embodiment, the polyurethane foam comprises the reaction product of a polymeric polyisocyanate component having an equivalent weight of no greater than 250 g/equivalent; and a polyol component. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

09/06/18 / #20180250099

Orthodontic appliance having continuous shape memory

Continuous adjustment appliances are provided that can store a large number of geometries that can be successively accessed throughout orthodontic treatment, with each geometry can correspond to an arrangement of the patient's teeth. An appliance according to the present disclosure can be stimulated to transition among the myriad geometries, which can include changes to the overall shape of the appliance as well as the position and geometry of the cavities corresponding to a patient's teeth. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180241125

Radio frequency circuit with conductive loop

. . At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature an rf device including a conductive loop and a plurality of resonant circuits. Each of the plurality of resonant circuits is electromagnetically coupled to the conductive loop with an effective coupling coefficient. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180240756

Fiducial mark for chip bonding

A flexible multilayer construction (100) for mounting a light emitting semiconductor device (200) (lesd), includes a flexible dielectric substrate (110) having an lesd mounting region (120), first and second electrically conductive pads (130, 140) disposed in the lesd mounting region for electrically connecting to corresponding first and second electrically conductive terminals of an lesd (200) received in the lesd mounting region, and a first fiducial alignment mark (150) for an accurate placement of an lesd in the lesd mounting region. The first fiducial alignment mark is disposed within the lesd mounting region.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180239981

Increasing dissimilarity of characters disposed on an optically active article

The inventors of the present application developed novel retroreflective materials, and articles. One example of the present application is a retroreflective article, comprising a substrate and a machine-readable information disposed on the substrate, wherein the machine-readable information corresponds to a predetermined human-readable information.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180239171

Optical filter

An optical filter including a polymeric multilayer optical film is provided. The optical film has a reflection band having a reflection band edge that is, independent of location, one of a short wavelength band edge at a short wavelength side of the reflection band and a long wavelength band edge at a long wavelength side of the reflection band. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180239149

Optical stack and optical system

Integral optical stacks and optical systems including the integral optical stack are described. The integral optical stack may include first and second lenses, a partial reflector, a reflective polarizer curved about two orthogonal axes, and a quarter wave retarder. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180239091

Ferrules, alignment frames and connectors

Ferrules, alignment frames and connectors having at least one flexing element are provided. A ferrule or an alignment frame may include a body and first and second flexible arms, and a connector may include the ferrule or the alignment frame. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180238105

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

08/23/18 / #20180237669

An adhesive composition and an article manufactured therefrom

The present disclosure relates to a b-stageable adhesive composition and a coating prepared by the same. In the present disclosure, the adhesive composition comprises the following components in solid content percentage: (a) 15% to 50% by weight of a first epoxy resin with a weight average molecular weight mw of 8,000 g/mol or more; (b) 3% to 15% by weight of a second epoxy resin with a weight average molecular weight mw of 200 to 2,000 g/mol; (c) 20% to 50% by weight of a carboxyl terminated polyester or derivates thereof; (d) 0.1% to 2.5% by weight of a first curing agent capable of reacting with epoxy group; (e) 0.1% to 2.5% by weight of a second curing agent capable of reacting with carboxyl group; and (f) 0% to 40% by weight of a flame retardant. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180237665

Nanoclay filled barrier adhesive compositions

A barrier adhesive composition comprising a resin system and organically modified nanoclay. The resin system comprises (a) a first polyisobutylene resin having a viscosity average molecular weight of about 300,000 to about 500,000 g/mol, (b) a second polyisobutylene resin having a viscosity average molecular of about 700,000 to about 900,000 g/mol and (c) tackifier.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180237662

Self-sealing articles including elastic porous layer

There is provided a self-sealing article comprising a polymeric layer disposed on and covering a first major surface of an elastic porous layer, wherein the article passes modified test 1 of astm d-1970/d-1970m-13 or modified test 2 of astm d-1970/d-1970m-13, or modified test 3 of astm d-1970/d-1970m-13, and further wherein the self-sealing article is water vapor permeable and an air and water barrier. There is also provided a linered version of the self-sealing article in which a liner is disposed on a major surface of the polymeric layer opposite the first major surface of the elastic porous layer.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180237660

Two-part adhesive comprising phenoxyethyl methacrylate and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, structure including cured material thereof

A two-part adhesive that enables adhesion in a wide temperature range near room temperature and exhibits an excellent adhesion strength on a poorly-adhesive substrate including a silicone rubber or the like. In some embodiments, the two-part adhesive includes: a main agent including phenoxyethyl methacrylate and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate; and an initiator including an organoborane; wherein the main agent includes the phenoxyethyl methacrylate at 60 to 95% by mass with reference to a mass of a polymerizable component.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180237590

Polymerizable compositions, polymerized compositions, and methods of making and using the same

A polymerizable composition includes an organoborane-base complex that is a complex of an organoborane and a base, a decomplexing agent that at least partially liberates the organoborane from the organoborane-base complex, a polymerizable thiol-containing component comprising at least one polymerizable thiol-containing compound having a plurality of thiol groups in which the sulfur atom of the thiol group is covalently bonded to carbon, a hydroperoxide, and a polymerizable ethylenically-unsaturated component comprising at least one polymerizable ethylenically-unsaturated compound having a plurality of ethylenically-unsaturated groups. The combined amounts of the thiol-containing and ethylenically-unsaturated compounds total at least 50 percent by weight of all polymerizable material in the polymerizable composition. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180237585

Chemical-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

08/23/18 / #20180237435

Guanidine substituted imidazo[4,5-c] ring compounds

Imidazo[4,5-c] ring compounds, (particularly imidazo[4,5-c]quinolines, 6,7,8,9-tetrahydroimidazo[4,5-c]quinolines, imidazo[4,5-c]naphthyridines, and 6,7,8,9-tetrahydroimidazo[4,5-c]naphthyridine compounds) having a guanidine substituent at the 1-position, pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, and methods of making the compounds are disclosed. Methods of use of the compounds as immune response modifiers, for inducing cytokine biosynthesis in animals and in the treatment of diseases including viral and neoplastic diseases are also disclosed.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236756

Composite article including a multilayer barrier assembly and methods of making the same

A composite article includes a multilayer barrier assembly bonded to a substrate, and a top polymer layer bonded to the multilayer barrier assembly opposite the substrate. The multilayer barrier assembly comprises a base polymer layer and a base inorganic barrier layer. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236755

Composite article and methods of making the same

A composite article comprises a substrate, base polymer layer, an inorganic barrier layer, and top polymer layer. The base polymer layer is disposed on the substrate, and includes a polymerized reaction product of components comprising at least 60 percent by weight of at least one di(meth)acrylate represented by the formula wherein: each r1 is independently h or methyl; and each r2 independently represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or two r2 groups may together form an alkylene group having from 2 to 7 carbon atoms. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236637

Epoxy-functional silane coupling agents, surface-modified abrasive particles, and bonded abrasive articles

An epoxy-functional coupling agent comprises a reaction product of a polyepoxide and an aminosilane represented n by the formula hnr1r2. R1 represents z—sil3 and r2 represents z—sil3 or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236481

Method and apparatus for forming articles with non-uniformly patterned coatings

A process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform patterned layer of coating material, the method including providing a first distribution manifold having a cavity and a first multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, providing a second distribution manifold having a cavity and a second multiplicity of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, dispensing a first coating material from the first dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction, and dispensing a second coating material from the second dispensing outlets while maintaining the relative motion and simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction. Useful non-uniformly patterned coated articles can be prepared using the process.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236276

Head band member for wearing respirator mask and head cradle including same

There is provided a head band member (100) for wearing a respirator mask (1) and a head cradle (10) including the same. The head band member (100) includes a supporting member (130) extending in a direction; a first coupling portion (110) formed at one end portion of the supporting member (130), and including an insertion hole (116) formed to pass therethrough; a second coupling portion (120) formed at another end portion of the supporting member (130); and a strap connection portion (140) formed at an end portion of the first coupling portion (110) or the second coupling portion (120), and connected with a strap (30), wherein at least a part of the second coupling portion (120) being inserted into the insertion hole (116) of the first coupling portion (110) and thereby the first coupling portion (110) and the second coupling portion (120) are provided to be coupled to each other, and the head band member (100) is connected to a mask body (20) of a respirator mask (1) through the strap (30).. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180236124

Hydrogel compositions bonded to polymeric substrates

Described herein is a multilayer article comprising: a. A polymer substrate comprising an abstractable atom; and b. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180235880

Dry powder pharmaceutical compositions and methods

A method of making a dry powder pharmaceutical composition comprising: providing inactive ingredient particles; providing a micronized active ingredient; mixing the inactive ingredient particles with surface-modified nanoparticles to provide an inactive ingredient comprised of particles having surfaces with the surface-modified nanoparticles deposited on the surfaces; and/or mixing the micronized active ingredient with surface-modified nanoparticles to provide a micronized active ingredient comprised of particles having surfaces with the surface-modified nanoparticles deposited on the surfaces; and then mixing the micronized active ingredient with the inactive ingredient; the dry powder compositions made by the method; a method of delivering medicament to the lungs of a mammal by administering a therapeutic amount of the dry powder pharmaceutical composition, and a dry powder inhalation device comprising a mouth piece, a powder containment system, and the dry powder pharmaceutical composition are disclosed.. . ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/23/18 / #20180235845

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

08/23/18 / #20180235322

Buckle for connecting strap and respirator harness including the same

The present disclosure relates to a buckle for connecting a strap and a respirator harness including the same. In particular, according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a buckle for connecting a strap including a coupler configured to extend from one position, a strap connector at which a strap connecting hole is formed, wherein the strap connecting hole is connected to a strap which is connected to a mask body, and a hooking portion connected to the one position and including a surface configured to face the coupler, wherein a tap of a helmet or a tap of a head cradle is accommodated between the coupler and the hooking portion so that a position thereof is fixed, and a respirator harness including the same are provided.. ... 3m Innovative Properties Company

08/16/18 / #20180235113

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

08/16/18 / #20180233616

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

08/16/18 / #20180232083

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

08/16/18 / #20180231891

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

08/16/18 / #20180231888

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

08/16/18 / #20180231786

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

08/16/18 / #20180231708

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

08/16/18 / #20180231272

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

08/16/18 / #20180230325

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

08/16/18 / #20180230303

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

08/16/18 / #20180229490

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

08/16/18 / #20180229186

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

08/16/18 / #20180229161

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

08/16/18 / #20180229007

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

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

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








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