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Thomas H Barrows, Harold E Froehlich: Surgical staple. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James M Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, January 19, 1988: US04719917 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and method for its use in closing an opening in mammalian tissue are disclosed. The staple comprises a central portion of strong, ductile, non-absorbable material and lower leg portions of absorbable material positioned at opposite ends of the central portion. The staple when close ...


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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 (615 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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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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Thomas H Barrows: Process for preparing synthetic absorbable poly(esteramides). Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, James A Smith, Donald Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, July 16, 1985: US04529792 (182 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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Michael C Palazzotto, Robert J DeVoe: Energy curable compositions: two component curing agents. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Lorraine R Sherman, January 15, 1991: US04985340 (171 worldwide citation)

A polymerizable composition comprises a polymeric precursor selected from the group consisting of (1) at least one ethylenically-unsaturated monomer, optionally in combination with an epoxy monomer or polyurethane precursors, or (2) at least one epoxy monomer, or (3) polyurethane precursors, and a c ...


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Louis A Errede, James D Stoesz, Jenny Upton: Water-swellable composite sheet of microfibers of PTFE and hydrophilic absorptive particles. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, July 17, 1984: US04460642 (163 worldwide citation)

A composite sheet material is highly absorbent toward aqueous fluids including blood and exudate and comprises a polytetrafluoroethylene fibril matrix and hydrophilic absorptive particles enmeshed in the matrix. The composite sheet material is useful as a wound dressing, as a drying material for non ...


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Mark K Debe: Field emission device having nanostructured emitters. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Lorraine R Sherman, Philip Y Dahl, March 10, 1998: US05726524 (154 worldwide citation)

An electric field emission device includes an electrode that includes a layer having a dense array of discrete, solid microstructures disposed on at least a portion of one or more surfaces of a substrate, the microstructures having an areal number density of greater than 10.sup.7 /cm.sup.2, the micr ...


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Walton J Hammar: Antithrombogenic articles. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Lorraine R Sherman, April 27, 1982: US04326532 (152 worldwide citation)

A medical article having a layered antithrombogenic surface is useful as a polymeric implant. The article comprises a polymeric substrate coated with chitosan to which is appended an antithrombotic agent. A process for rendering the surface of a polymer antithrombogenic is disclosed.


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Thomas E Wood, David M Wilson, Harold G Sowman: Microcrystalline alumina-based ceramic articles. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Lorraine R Sherman, February 9, 1993: US05185299 (147 worldwide citation)

Microcrystalline alpha-alumina based ceramic articles comprising at least 60% alumina by weight, and 0.1-7.0 percent by weight iron equivalence in which substantially all the alumina is in the alpha phase having a uniform grain structure comprising alpha alumina crystallites with an average crystall ...


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Hwa Cheng, James M DePuydt, Michael A Haase, Jun Qiu: Growth of II VI laser diodes with quantum wells by atomic layer epitaxy and migration enhanced epitaxy. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Lorraine R Sherman, March 7, 1995: US05395791 (119 worldwide citation)

A method for using atomic layer epitaxy (ALE) and/or migration enhanced epitaxy (MEE) to grow high efficiency quantum wells in II-VI laser diodes. The substrate and previously grown layers of the laser diode are heated to a temperature less than or equal to about 200.degree. C. in an MBE chamber. So ...



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