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Leigh E Wood, Anthony J Zoia: Disposable diaper having shirred ears. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, August 15, 1989: US04857067 (182 worldwide citation)

The back ears of a contoured disposable diaper are shirred to become stretchable and elastically retractable. Because of this, the diaper can be pulled snugly around the buttocks and the waist merely by applying ordinary fingertip pressure to the fastening tabs. The shirring can be provided by incor ...


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Kevin E Kinzer: Orientied microporous film. Minnesota Minning and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, September 19, 1989: US04867881 (149 worldwide citation)

A microporous article is provided. The article comprises a thermoplastic polymeric structure having a plurality of cells with adjacent cells being interconnected by passageways to provide a network of communicating pores. The structure is oriented in at least one direction.


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Thomas P Klun, David D Lu, Aida F Robbins: Radiation-curable protective coating composition. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, August 8, 1989: US04855184 (90 worldwide citation)

Normally solid, organic solvent-soluble, thermoplastic, polyethylenically-unsaturated, cellulosic polyurethane polymers are provided. These cellulosic polyurethane polymers comprise one or more cellulose ether or ester segments, one or more alkylene moieties having at least two carbon atoms and whic ...


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Eugene P Janulis: Fluorine-containing chiral smectic liquid crystals. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W K Kirn, C Truesdale, December 12, 1989: US04886619 (64 worldwide citation)

Compounds are provided which comprise a fluorocarbon terminal portion and a chiral hydrocarbon terminal portion, said terminal portions being connected by a central core, said compounds having tilted smectic mesophases or having latent tilted smectic mesophases which develop when said compounds havi ...


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Thomas I Insley, Daniel E Meyer: Sorbent sheet material. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, C Truesdale, July 5, 1988: US04755178 (63 worldwide citation)

Sorbent sheet products are prepared comprising a coherent fibrous web that includes entangled blown fibers and liquid transport fibers intermingled with the blown fibers and an array of solid high sorbency liquid-sorbent polymeric particles uniformly dispersed and physically held within the web. The ...


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John C Chang: Fluorochemical biuret compositions and fibrous substrates treated therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, C Truesdale, May 26, 1987: US04668406 (62 worldwide citation)

Fluorochemical biurets containing one or more monovalent fluoroaliphatic radicals having at least three fully fluorinated terminal carbon atoms and one or more biuret moieties, the radicals and moieties bonded together by hetero atom-containing or organic linking groups are provided. These fluoroche ...


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Roger W Lange, Harold G Sowman, Soon Kun Kang: Silica coating. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, C Truesdale, March 28, 1989: US04816333 (62 worldwide citation)

A coated article having a substrate coated with a layer of silica particles is provided. The coating is substantially uniform in thickness, adheres aggressively to the substrate, and provides excellent antireflection properties to the substrate.


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Donald L Esmay: Removable pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, C Truesdale, July 8, 1986: US04599265 (61 worldwide citation)

A roll of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, the adhesive layer of which is an alkyl acrylate polymer which is low-tack and yet sufficiently tacky to adhere reliably to ordinary substrates but, by virtue of being crosslinked and nearly free from polar substituents, it is readily peelable from those s ...


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Kirk K Hwang: Porous film. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, April 25, 1989: US04824718 (59 worldwide citation)

A disposable article such as a diaper or feminine hygiene product having a rattle-free, liquid impermeable, vapor permeable, microporous, polymeric film having pores defining passages extending therethrough, the passages being partially filled with a rattle-reducing additive material and a method fo ...


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James S Mrozinski: Multi-layer laminates of microporous films. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, September 5, 1989: US04863792 (57 worldwide citation)

Multi-layer, microporous polyolefin sheet materials are provided. The sheet materials comprise at least two microporous polyolefin layers, the layers being autogenously bonded and having substantially the same porosity as prior to bonding.