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Barbara E Kolpin, David C Brownlee: Sheet product containing sorbent particulate material. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, R R Tamte, January 31, 1984: US04429001 (275 worldwide citation)

New sorbent sheet products are prepared comprising a coherent web of entangled blown fibers prepared by extruding liquid fiber-forming material into a high-velocity gaseous stream and an array of super absorbent polymeric particles dispersed within the web.


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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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Michael L White: High incidence angle retroreflective material. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, C Alexander, D M Sell, R R Tamte, September 14, 1982: US04349598 (141 worldwide citation)

Retroreflective film, sheeting or the like having an array of light-reflecting right triangle prisms between a transparent surface layer and a backing layer. The opposing triangular end faces of adjacent prisms are spaced apart to provide internal reflection therefrom. The retroreflective material p ...


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George H Smith: Photocopolymerizable compositions based on epoxy and hydroxyl-containing organic materials. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, C Alexander, D M Sell, D P Edmundson, March 17, 1981: US04256828 (131 worldwide citation)

Photocopolymerizable compositions are described which contain epoxides, organic material with hydroxyl functionality, and a photosensitive aromatic sulfonium or iodonium salt of a halogen-containing complex ion. Coated substrates are also described.


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Susan M Cole: Method for attaching a pressure-sensitive film article having high moisture vapor transmission rate. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, C A Bates, April 23, 1991: US05009224 (104 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for treating a wound or attaching a device or article to the skin using a film of pressure sensitive adhesive having dispersed therein a discontinuous gaseous phase contained within voids in the adhesive. The adhesive is formed from the polymerization of a hydrophilic premix an ...


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Thomas A Kotnour, Ronald L Barber, Walter L Krueger: Continuous free radial polymerization in a wiped-surface reactor. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, D B Little, October 28, 1986: US04619979 (103 worldwide citation)

A bulk polymerization process for free radical polymerization of vinyl monomers in a wiped surface reactor is disclosed. Referring to FIG. 1; monomer streams 5 (after purification and silica gel column 2) and 7 are combined with free radical initiator 9 to form a premix 16. Pump 18 transfers the pre ...


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Peter A Howell: Glass bubbles of increased collapse strength. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, C Alexander, D M Sell, R R Tamte, July 5, 1983: US04391646 (103 worldwide citation)

Glass bubbles of increased collapse strength are prepared. The bubbles have an average particle density of 0.4 or more and are made of glass that consists essentially of SiO.sub.2 (60-90 weight-percent), alkali metal oxide (2-20 weight-percent), B.sub.2 O.sub.3 (1-30 weight-percent), sulfur (0.005 t ...


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Dennis L Krueger, Daniel E Meyer: Bicomponent fibers and webs made therefrom. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, J A Smith, R R Tamte, October 15, 1985: US04547420 (96 worldwide citation)

Bicomponent fibers, and webs made therefrom, are taught in which one component of the fibers is a crystallizable material. When a web of the fibers is heated in a mold above the temperature at which crystallization occurs, the fibers tend to be set in the position they are held in the mold. A prefer ...