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Michael F Weber, Diane North, David K Mortenson: Cards and laminates incorporating multilayer optical films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, William D Miller, September 18, 2007: US07271951 (130 worldwide citation)

New constructions of multilayer optical films, laminates thereof, and cards incorporating same are disclosed. In a card, the multilayer optical film can be sandwiched between relatively thick polymer layers using adhesive layers that are at least 0.5 mils thick but that may collectively account for ...


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William Bedingham, Joel R Dufresne, Michael R Harms, Richard R Matner, Diane North, Kenneth B Wood: Centrifugal filling of sample processing devices. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Christopher D Gram, Robert W Sprague, September 30, 2003: US06627159 (85 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for distributing sample material to a plurality of process chambers in a sample processing device by rotating the device about an axis of rotation. The process chambers are located along conduits extending from a loading chamber and, together, the l ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Richard C Allen, Patrick R Fleming, Diane North, Andrew T Ruff, Kristin L Thunhorst: Reflective polarizers containing polymer fibers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, April 28, 2009: US07526164 (17 worldwide citation)

A polarizer is formed with an arrangement of polymer fibers substantially parallel within a polymer matrix. The polymer fibers are formed of at least first and second polymer materials. At least one of the polymer matrix and the first and second polymer materials is birefringent, and provides a bire ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Richard C Allen, Olester Benson Jr, James C Breister, Yeun Jong Chou, Patrick R Fleming, William J Kopecky, Diane North, Roger J Stumo, Kristin L Thunhorst, Bruce B Wilson, Harold E Rude: Optical elements containing a polymer fiber weave. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, July 29, 2008: US07406239 (13 worldwide citation)

A polarizer is formed with an arrangement of polymer fibers substantially parallel within a polymer matrix. The polymer fibers are formed of at least first and second polymer materials. At least one of the polymer matrix and the first and second polymer materials is birefringent, and provides a bire ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Richard C Allen, Patrick R Fleming, Diane North, Andrew T Ruff, Kristin L Thunhorst: Reflective polarizers containing polymer fibers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, April 8, 2008: US07356229 (11 worldwide citation)

A polarizer is formed with an arrangement of polymer fibers substantially parallel within a polymer matrix. The polymer fibers are formed of at least first and second polymer materials. At least one of the polymer matrix and the first and second polymer materials is birefringent, and provides a bire ...


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William Bedingham, Chad J Carter, Robert A Harkins, Michael R Harms, Christopher R Kokaisel, Diane North, Kenneth B Wood: Sample processing devices and carriers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, September 29, 2009: US07595200 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for thermal processing of multiple samples at the same time are disclosed. The assemblies include carriers and sample processing devices with process arrays that include conduits useful in distributing sample materials to a group pf process chambers located in fluid communication ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Olester Benson Jr, James C Breister, Robert L Brott, Yeun Jong Chou, Patrick R Fleming, William J Kopecky, Diane North, Roger J Stumo, Kristin L Thunhorst, Bruce B Wilson: Composite polymer fibers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, June 15, 2010: US07738763 (8 worldwide citation)

A composite polymer fiber comprises a polymer filler material and a plurality of polymer scattering fibers disposed within the filler material. At least one of the filler material and the scattering fibers is formed of a birefringent material. The refractive indices of the filler material and the sc ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Olester Benson Jr, James C Breister, Robert L Brott, Yeun Jong Chou, Patrick R Fleming, William J Kopecky, Diane North, Roger J Stumo, Kristin L Thunhorst, Bruce B Wilson: Composite polymer fibers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, April 8, 2008: US07356231 (8 worldwide citation)

A composite polymer fiber comprises a polymer filler material and a plurality of polymer scattering fibers disposed within the filler material. At least one of the filler material and the scattering fibers is formed of a birefringent material. The refractive indices of the filler material and the sc ...


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Scott D Pearson, Diane North: Laminar articles made from blends of ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers and olefin polymers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Daniel C Schulte, July 9, 1996: US05534351 (8 worldwide citation)

A laminar article comprising a blend of at least one olefin polymer and at least one ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. If desired, a compatibilizer may also be included in the blend. The melting point of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer having the highest melting point in the blend is at least 5 ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Olester Benson Jr, Robert L Brott, Patrick R Fleming, Catherine A Leatherdale, Terence D Neavin, Diane North: Polymer photonic crystal fibers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, June 10, 2008: US07386212 (6 worldwide citation)

A composite polymer fiber comprises a polymer filler material and a plurality of polymer scattering fibers disposed within the filler material. At least one of the filler material and the scattering fibers is formed of a birefringent material. The refractive indices of the filler material and the sc ...