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Louis A Errede, James D Stoesz, George D Winter deceased: Composite wound dressing. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, February 15, 1983: US04373519 (622 worldwide citation)

A composite wound dressing, optionally having controlled permeability, is highly absorbent toward blood and exudate and comprises a polytetrafluoroethylene fibril matrix, hydrophilic absorptive particles enmeshed in the matrix, and, optionally, a partially occlusive film coated on one surface of the ...


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Melvin A Leitheiser, Harold G Sowman: Non-fused aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Richard Francis, February 9, 1982: US04314827 (379 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to synthetic, non-fused, aluminum oxide-based abrasive mineral having a microcrystalline structure of randomly oriented crystallites comprising a dominant continuous phase of .alpha.-alumina and a secondary phase, to a method of making the same employing chemical ceramic techno ...


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Joseph M McGrath: Cellular retroreflective sheeting. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, May 24, 1977: US04025159 (337 worldwide citation)

Cellular retroreflective sheeting, which comprises a base layer of retroreflective elements and a transparent cover film supported in spaced relation away from the base layer by a network of narrow intersecting bonds that form hermetically sealed cells within which retroreflective elements are isola ...


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Edward R Hauser: Web of blended microfibers and crimped bulking fibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, October 3, 1978: US04118531 (311 worldwide citation)

Mixtures of microfibers and crimped bulking fibers produce a lofty resilient web having properties that are unique for microfiber-based webs. Included in these properties are a combination of high thermal resistance per unit of thickness and moderate weight, as well as other properties which give th ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, March 23, 1982: US04321002 (304 worldwide citation)

A medical stapling device in which open staples are moved along a track between two grooved rails by a drive member having spaced lugs. Upon activation of the device, the lugs are moved into engagement with the staples and advance them along the track so that the leading staple will be formed around ...


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John A Martens, Lawrence M Clemens, Alvin R Zigman: Acrylic-type pressure sensitive adhesives by means of ultraviolet radiation curing. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Donald C Gipple, January 1, 1980: US04181752 (303 worldwide citation)

Process for the preparation of a normally-tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive which comprises subjecting a solventless radiation-sensitive acrylate-containing polymerizable mass to radiation in the near UV region, at a rate of from about 0.1 to 7 milliwatts per square centimeter of the mass exposed.


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Donald A Kubik, Charles I Davis: Melt-blown fibrous electrets. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, August 5, 1980: US04215682 (283 worldwide citation)

A persistent electric charge is introduced into melt-blown fibers during the melt-blowing process. When these charged fibers are incorporated into fibrous webs, they provide unique properties, including improved filtering properties.


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Edward L Landrus: Stapling tool. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William D Bauer, April 19, 1983: US04380312 (239 worldwide citation)

A tool for applying fasteners to fasten an article to the workpiece. A compressible foot is provided to limit the drive distance of a plunger to position dependent upon the thickness of the article. A drive groove in the tool provides support for the fastener until it is driven into the workpiece. T ...


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Claire A Berglund, Paul D Rosso: Pressure-sensitive adhesive having a broad spectrum antimicrobial therein. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Gary L Griswold, January 12, 1982: US04310509 (218 worldwide citation)

A composition and a process for making the same is provided wherein a chemical and storage stable pressure-sensitive adhesive has homogeneously dispersed therein a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. When the composition is placed in contact with the skin, it uniformly and controllably releases the ...


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Thomas H Barrows: Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly(esteramides). Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, August 10, 1982: US04343931 (208 worldwide citation)

A body absorbable polymeric material for implantation which is a condensation product of reacting a diamine with lactic or glycolic acid to form a diamidediol which is then reacted with a bischloroformate or a compound selected from the group consisting of dicarboxylic acids, methyl and ethyl esters ...



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