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Chester A Bacon Jr, Gerald M Benson: Conformable cube corner retroreflective sheeting. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Peter L Olson, March 25, 1997: US05614286 (66 worldwide citation)

Conformable cube corner retroreflective sheetings comprising a plurality of discrete cube corner segments which are conformably bonded together, each cube corner segment comprising a plastic body portion having a substantially planar front major surface and at least one minutes cube corner retrorefl ...


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Chi F Tung, Chester A Bacon Jr: Encapsulated flattop retroreflective sheeting and method for producing the same. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert H Jordan, July 7, 1987: US04678695 (41 worldwide citation)

A hermetically sealed retroreflective sheeting having improved resistance to delamination and improved brightness comprising a monolayer of microspheres supported in a layer of binder material, a layer of reflective material disposed behind said microspheres, and a cover film disposed in spaced rela ...


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Verlyn H Paulson, Gary J Geissler, Gerald M Benson, Chester A Bacon Jr: Method of making a patterned surface articles. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Carolyn A Fischer, November 27, 2001: US06322652 (31 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for making a substantially cylindrical tool from a substantially planar substrate, wherein the tooling has at least one patterned surface. The resulting tooling includes a patterned surface with a sufficiently strong weld that is capable of producing an arti ...


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Geoffrey P Morris, Chester A Bacon Jr, Wallace K Bingham: Sol bonded colorant clusters and process for making. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Robert H Jordan, December 14, 1993: US05269840 (30 worldwide citation)

Colorant clusters comprising an aggregation of a plurality of grains of sol-derived material and colorant. The clusters are particularly useful as pigments in liquid compositions, e.g., paints and inks, for forming coatings that are retroreflective immediately upon drying. Also, a process for prepar ...


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Caroline M Ylitalo, Chester A Bacon Jr, Christopher K Haas, James M Jonza, Mark J Pellerite: Ink receptive article. 3M Innovative Properties Company, August 23, 2011: US08003176 (27 worldwide citation)

An ink receptive article including a substrate having applied on at least a portion thereof a layer of an ink receptive coating, wherein the ink receptive coating layer includes a cross-linked polymer and an ink absorbing polymer, wherein the ink absorbing polymer has a solubility parameter of equal ...


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Chester A Bacon Jr, Gerald M Benson: Methods of making a conformable cube corner retroreflective sheeting. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Peter L Olson, May 27, 1997: US05632946 (27 worldwide citation)

Methods for making a conformable cube corner retroreflective sheeting having a plurality of discrete cube corner segments that are conformably bonded together. Each cube corner segment includes at least one cube corner retroreflective element.


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Chi F Tung, James C Coderre, Chester A Bacon Jr: Reflective animal collar and material for forming such a collar. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, C Alexander, D M Sell, R R Tamte, March 29, 1983: US04377988 (19 worldwide citation)

Reflective sheeting useful for application to a pesticide-impregnated animal collar, and animal collars made from the sheeting. The sheeting generally comprises a monolayer of transparent microspheres; specularly reflective material underlying the microspheres; a binder layer of polymeric binder mat ...


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Chester A Bacon Jr, Louis C Belisle deceased, Larry K Stump, Terry R Bailey, T Ian Bradshaw, Dale H Haunschild, Gregory F Jacobs: Method of making wet retroreflective marking material. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Yen Tong Florczak, October 3, 2000: US06127020 (18 worldwide citation)

A method of making a retroreflective marking material is provided, the method has the steps of: (a) providing an enclosed-lens retroreflective sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface and comprising a cover layer and a monolayer of retroreflective elements; (b) applying a conformance layer to ...


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Chester A Bacon Jr: Removable sheeting. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Carolyn A Fischer, April 15, 2003: US06548164 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improved and novel removable sheeting, having a specular reflective layer, and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer adjacent the specular reflective layer. The adhesive layer of this sheeting includes an organofunctional coupling agent. In preferred embodiments the shee ...