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William Ward Merrill, Jeffery N Jackson, Andrew T Ruff, John A Wheatley, Dennis L Krueger: Processes and apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Kobilansky, September 6, 2005: US06939499 (45 worldwide citation)

A process for stretching films is described. The process preferably stretches films in a uniaxial fashion. Preferably, optical films are stretched including multilayer optical films. Other aspects of the invention include a roll of stretched film and an apparatus for stretching films.


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Jeffery N Jackson, William Ward Merrill, Andrew T Ruff, Desiree L Thompson, Dennis L Krueger: Processes and apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Kobilansky, July 12, 2005: US06916440 (32 worldwide citation)

A process for stretching films is described. The process preferably stretches films in a uniaxial fashion. Preferably, optical films are stretched including multilayer optical films. Other aspects of the invention include a roll of stretched film and an apparatus for stretching films.


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Craig E Hamer, John F Macklin, Gary W Schukar, Jeffery N Jackson, Neil J Schwartzbauer: Method and apparatus for making a continuous series of filled pouches. 3M Innovative Properties Company, David B Patchett, August 16, 2005: US06928794 (32 worldwide citation)

A machine for forming filled sealed pouches from a continuously moving sealable web of material includes a first sealing station for forming a longitudinal seal along a side edge of the web, and a horizontal sealing station for forming a plurality of transverse seals in the web. The horizontal seali ...


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William W Merrill, Jeffery N Jackson, Andrew T Ruff, Desiree L Thompson, John A Wheatley, Jeffrey D Amundson, Curtis A Harvey: Methods and devices for stretching polymer films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Kobilansky, September 27, 2005: US06949212 (24 worldwide citation)

Stretched polymeric films can be used in a variety of applications, including optical applications. The stretching conditions and shape of the stretching tracks in a stretching apparatus can determine or influence film properties. Methods and stretching apparatuses can include adjustable or zone-def ...


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William W Merrill, Jeffery N Jackson, Andrew T Ruff, Desiree L Thompson, John A Wheatley, Jeffrey D Amundson, Curtis A Harvey: Devices for stretching polymer films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, January 8, 2008: US07316558 (21 worldwide citation)

Stretched polymeric films can be used in a variety of applications, including optical applications. The stretching conditions and shape of the stretching tracks in a stretching apparatus can determine or influence film properties. Methods and stretching apparatuses can include adjustable or zone-def ...


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Chiu Ping Wong, Thomas P Hanschen, Anthony B Ferguson, William W Merrill, Fred J Roska, Jeffery N Jackson: Method of stretching films according to an overbias or overstretch stretch profile. 3M Innovative Properties Company, James J Trussell, Carolyn V Peters, October 16, 2001: US06303067 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of biaxially stretching a polymeric film according to an overbias or overstretch stretch profile to a final first direction stretch parameter and a final second direction stretch parameter to provide a film having uniform properties. First, a sufficiently high temperature is imparted to the ...


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Jeffery N Jackson, William Ward Merrill, Andrew T Ruff, Desiree L Thompson, Dennis L Krueger: Apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Wetzels, December 26, 2006: US07153122 (17 worldwide citation)

A process for stretching films is described. The process preferably stretches films in a uniaxial fashion. Preferably, optical films are stretched including multilayer optical films. Other aspects of the invention include a roll of stretched film and an apparatus for stretching films.


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William Ward Merrill, Jeffery N Jackson, Andrew T Ruff, John A Wheatley, Dennis L Krueger: Apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, June 12, 2007: US07229271 (17 worldwide citation)

A process for stretching films is described. The process preferably stretches films in a uniaxial fashion. Preferably, optical films are stretched including multilayer optical films. Other aspects of the invention include a roll of stretched film and an apparatus for stretching films.


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William Ward Merrill, Jeffery N Jackson, Andrew T Ruff, John A Wheatley, Dennis L Krueger: Processes and apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, June 22, 2010: US07740470 (15 worldwide citation)

A stretcher for substantially uniaxially orienting a film includes a plurality of gripping members to hold opposing edge portions of the film, paths along which the gripping members travel to stretch the film in a stretching region, and a drive mechanism to convey the film and gripping members along ...


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Jeffery N Jackson, William Ward Merrill, Andrew T Ruff, Desiree L Thompson: Methods and devices for processing polymer films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Kobilansky, August 30, 2005: US06936209 (13 worldwide citation)

Stretched polymeric films can be used in a variety of applications, including optical applications. The stretching conditions and shape of the stretching tracks in a stretching apparatus can determine or influence film properties. Take-away systems can be used to receive the film after stretching. T ...