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Sharon R Garber, Darryn J Kozak, John M Kruse, Mark K Clare: Intelligent optical navigator dynamic information presentation and navigation system. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 27, 1990: US04905163 (292 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computerized information presentation system for dynamically organizing information in order to present to a user previously unrecognized relationships among portions of the information. The system comprises information description storage for storing information comprising a pluralit ...


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Roger H Appeldorn, John C Nelson, Mark E Gardiner, Timothy L Hoopman: Cube-corner retroreflective articles having tailored divergence profiles. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, October 4, 1988: US04775219 (232 worldwide citation)

Cube-corner retroreflective article having improved divergence profiles. The three lateral reflecting faces of the cube-corner retroreflective elements are formed by three intersecting sets of parallel V-shaped grooves, and at least one of the sets includes, in a repeating pattern, at least two groo ...


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George R Rabuse: Staple supporting and staple removing strip. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, John C Barnes, May 10, 1983: US04382326 (193 worldwide citation)

A staple-supporting strip for use with staples when binding documents together which affords removal and retention of the staples without detrimental affect on the document. The staple-supporting strip comprises two narrow layers of tough flexible polymeric material between about 0.1 and 0.15 mm thi ...


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Robert P Molenda, George R Rabuse: Staple supporting and removing strip. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, John C Barnes, October 11, 1983: US04409057 (185 worldwide citation)

A staple-supporting strip for use with staples when binding documents together which affords removal and retention of the staples. The staple-supporting strip comprises a narrow elongate strip of tough polymeric material between 0.1 and 0.15 mm thick. The strip may be colored or printed with a windo ...


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Paul D Rosso, Michael Y Moss: Pressure-sensitive adhesive containing iodine. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Gary L Griswold, April 6, 1982: US04323557 (161 worldwide citation)

A process for making a stable chemical complex of iodine, an iodide ion and a dermatologically acceptable room temperature tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive which is substantially free of acidic components. The resulting composition exhibits broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity when placed in conta ...


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Clyde D Calhoun: Abrasive article having precise lateral spacing between abrasive composite members. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Paul W Busse, October 13, 1998: US05820450 (98 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming an abrasive article comprising the steps of providing an embossed carrier web having a plurality of recesses formed in the front surface thereof; filling the recesses with an abrasive composite slurry that includes a plurality of abrasive grains dis ...


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John M Kruse, John E Collins, Elizabeth M Sisley: Resource assignment system providing mixed-initiative user interface updates. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Carolyn A Bates, Steven J Shumaker, December 31, 1996: US05590269 (90 worldwide citation)

A resource assignment system provides mixed-initiative updates of a user interface display in response to asynchronous events independently triggering updates. The system features an update module capable of selecting one of a plurality of diverse update modes based on system user input and addition ...


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Daniel D Smith: Dispenser for adhesive coated sheet material. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, John C Barnes, November 22, 1983: US04416392 (90 worldwide citation)

A dispensing device for use in dispensing sheets of material coated along one edge with a narrow band of readily releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive. The dispenser comprises a container having a pair of sidewalls connected by a top wall which is formed with a transversely extending rectangular op ...


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John D Dell, Milton H Andrus Jr: Film-forming composition containing an antimicrobial agent and methods of use. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Sprague, April 22, 1986: US04584192 (89 worldwide citation)

A film-forming composition containing a broad spectrum antimicrobial as an antimicrobial agent. The composition forms a film which is a substantially fluid-resistant, substantially tack-free, flexible film which adheres to skin and releases the antimicrobial agent to skin. A method of using the film ...


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David P Reed, John S Kelly, James D Hansen: Ceramic orthodontic bracket with archwire slot liner. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, Ceradyne, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, James D Christoff, October 25, 1994: US05358402 (88 worldwide citation)

An orthodontic bracket includes a ceramic body having an elongated channel, and a metallic archwire slot liner that is received in the channel. The liner is affixed to the ceramic body by a brazing process using a brazing material such as platinum, silver, an active metal or a mixture of molybdenum ...