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Stephen C Schulz, Anthony F Chernefsky, Bernard Geaghan: Flexible capacitive touch sensor. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, November 16, 2004: US06819316 (262 worldwide citation)

A flexible, capacitive touch sensor, and a method of manufacturing a plurality of such touch sensors, are provided. The capacitive touch sensor comprises a thin, flexible, transparent, insulating substrate. A thin, flexible, transparent layer of resistive material is applied to one side of the subst ...


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Michael F Weber, Timothy J Nevitt, William W Merrill, Kelly M Roscoe, Andrew J Ouderkirk, John A Wheatley, Gary B Hanson, James M Jonza, Jeffrey A Boettcher, Yaoqi J Liu, Terence D Neavin: Color shifting film. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, March 11, 2003: US06531230 (215 worldwide citation)

Multilayer polymeric films and other optical bodies are provided which is useful in making colored mirrors and polarizers. The films are characterized by a highly uniform change in color as a function of viewing angle.


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Sanford Cobb Jr, Brian D Cull, Michael F Weber, David L Wortman: Transflective displays with reflective polarizing transflector. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, July 17, 2001: US06262842 (146 worldwide citation)

A transflector is described which increases efficiency and brightness under both ambient and supplemental lighting conditions in visual display applications. In one embodiment, the transflector includes a reflective polarizing element that reflects one polarization of light and transmits the other. ...


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Nicholas P R Hill, Darius M Sullivan: Touch sensing with touch down and lift off sensitivity. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, October 2, 2007: US07277087 (143 worldwide citation)

A touch sensing device includes a plurality of sensors and an emitting transducer coupled to a touch panel. The transducer induces bending waves in the touch panel. The sensors sense bending waves in the touch panel and generate a bending wave signal responsive to the sensed bending waves. A control ...


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Elisa M Cross, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, Anthony F Chernefsky, Frank J Bottari, Craig A Cordeiro, Stephen C Schulz, Michael J Kardauskas: Touch sensor. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, December 26, 2006: US07154481 (140 worldwide citation)

A touch sensing method and a touch sensing device are described for sensing a location of a touch. When the touch sensing device is touched, a first conductive layer disposed on a supporting layer is deflected toward a second conductive layer. The touch location is determined by sensing the change i ...


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Roger C Mulligan, Massoud Badaye, Alex K Wong, Brian G Lim: Lattice touch-sensing system. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, November 29, 2005: US06970160 (137 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a lattice touch-sensing system for detecting a position of a touch on a touch-sensitive surface. The lattice touch-sensing system may include two capacitive sensing layers, separated by an insulating material, where each layer consists of substantially parallel conducti ...


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Martin B Wolk, Paul F Baude, Jeffrey M Florczak, Fred B McCormick, Yong Hsu: Thermal transfer element for forming multilayer devices. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, William D Miller, September 5, 2000: US06114088 (126 worldwide citation)

A thermal transfer element for forming a multilayer device may include a substrate and a multicomponent transfer unit that, when transferred to a receptor, is configured and arranged to form a first operational layer and a second operational layer of a multilayer device. In at least some instances, ...


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John A Wheatley, Michael F Weber, Andrew J Ouderkirk: Optical film with sharpened bandedge. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, December 5, 2000: US06157490 (122 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides reflective films and other optical bodies which exhibit sharp bandedges on one or both sides of the main reflection bands. The optical bodies comprise multilayer stacks M.sub.1 and M.sub.2, each having first order reflections in a desired part of the spectrum and compr ...


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Martin B Wolk, Paul F Baude, Fred B McCormick, Yong Hsu: Thermal transfer element and process for forming organic electroluminescent devices. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, February 27, 2001: US06194119 (121 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are thermal transfer elements and processes for patterning solvent-coated layers and solvent-susceptible layers onto the same receptor substrate. These donor elements and methods are particularly suited for making organic electroluminescent devices and displays. The donor elements can incl ...


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Massoud Badaye, Gary O Kaga: Moisture deflector for capacitive NFI touch screens for use with bezels of conductive material. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, August 9, 2005: US06927761 (120 worldwide citation)

A non-conductive barrier between a touch screen and a conductive bezel is described. The non-conductive barrier attaches to a capacitive touch screen and forms a lip over a grounded bezel. The non-conductive barrier is constructed of a material and dimension sufficient to prevent liquid streaming do ...