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Donald H Hogle, Peter M Olofson: Oriented profile fibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, January 11, 1994: US05277976 (203 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a shaped fiber is provided, which shaped fiber closely replicates the shape of the die orifice. The polymer is spun at a melt temperature close to a minimum flow temperature and under a high drawdown.


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Leigh E Wood, Allen L Noreen: Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape fastener for releasably attaching an object to a fabric. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, William J Bond, September 25, 1990: US04959265 (126 worldwide citation)

An article can be releasably attached to a fabric or other foraminous substrate by means of a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape fastener, the backing of which has an array of bluntly pointed stems protruding beyond the pressure-sensitive adhesive. The back face of the fastener can have an adhesive la ...


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Leigh E Wood: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, July 2, 1996: US05531732 (114 worldwide citation)

A disposable training pant is provided with a mechanical fastening tab permanently sealed to a fibrous web in the side panel portion at a first end. The second end of the mechanical fastening tab is free to adhere to the same or another fibrous web for adjustment of fit and disposability. The first ...


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Thomas P Hanschen, Dennis L Krueger, Gregory P Karp: Spatially modified elastic laminates. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, September 6, 1994: US05344691 (109 worldwide citation)

Microtextured elastomeric laminates comprising at least one elastomeric layer and at least one thin skin layer is preferably prepared by coextrusion of the layers followed by stretching the laminate past the elastic limit of the skin layers in predetermined regions of the laminate and then allowing ...


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Dennis L Krueger, Joseph T Bartusiak, Thomas P Hanschen, Karen M Capik: Elastomeric laminates with microtextured skin layers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, March 26, 1996: US05501679 (100 worldwide citation)

Microtextured elastomeric laminates comprising at least one elastomeric layer and at least one thin skin layer is preferably prepared by coextrusion of the layers followed by stretching the laminate past the elastic limit of the skin layers and then allowing the laminate to recover.


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Dennis L Krueger, Leigh E Wood: Composite materials and process. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, July 4, 1995: US05429856 (97 worldwide citation)

Inelastic films comprising at least one elastomeric core and a surrounding inelastic matrix preferably prepared by coextrusion. The film when stretched and allowed to recover will create an elastomeric composite.


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Karen M Capik, Dennis L Krueger, Joaquin Delgado: Elastomeric tapes with microtextured skin layers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, October 11, 1994: US05354597 (93 worldwide citation)

Microtextured elastomeric laminate tape comprising a laminate with at least one elastomeric layer and at least one thin skin layer, and an adhesive layer, preferably prepared by coextrusion of the layers followed by stretching the laminate past the elastic limit of the skin layers and then allowing ...


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Stephen P Polski: Disposable diaper that is fastened by contact between overlapping adhesive patches. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Roger R Tamte, William J Bond, May 28, 1991: US05019072 (84 worldwide citation)

A disposable diaper can be fastened securely around a person and be refastenable when it has an adhesive patch on the faces of corners at the back of the diaper, each of which patches contacts an adhesive patch on the front of the diaper, which patches form bonds to each other that have strong resis ...


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Eugene G Joseph, Daniel E Meyer: Modulus nonwoven webs based on multi-layer blown microfibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Roger R Tamte, William J Bond, January 5, 1993: US05176952 (81 worldwide citation)

A high modulus nonwoven web is produced using a high modulus material and a self-bonding material formed as multi-layer melt-blown microfibers where the web modulus is greater the MX.sub.1 +MX.sub.2 where M.sub.1 and M.sub.2 represent the modulus values of webs formed from the two materials and X.su ...


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Eugene G Joseph, Leigh E Wood, Dennis L Krueger, Paul R Suszko, Daniel E Meyer: Stretchable nonwoven webs based on multi-layer blown microfibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Roger R Tamte, William J Bond, August 24, 1993: US05238733 (80 worldwide citation)

A highly conformable and deformable nonwoven web comprising melt-blown microfibers having multiple layers of a relatively low modulus material and a high modulus material.