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Laurence R Gilbert, Andrew J Ouderkirk: Metal-coated multilayer mirror. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn Jr, Stephen W Buckingham, December 16, 1997: US05699188 (240 worldwide citation)

A metal-coated multilayer mirror having high reflectivity and high specularity. The mirror comprises a multilayered polymer film and a reflective metal layer. The multilayered polymer film preferably comprises layers of a crystalline, semi-crystalline, or liquid crystalline material, such as a napht ...


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Laurence R Gilbert, James M Jonza, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Carl A Stover, Michael F Weber, William W Merrill: Multilayer polymer film with additional coatings or layers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, April 9, 2002: US06368699 (214 worldwide citation)

A multilayer polymer film has an optical stack including a plurality of alternating polymer layers with skin layers having mechanical, optical, or chemical properties differing from those of the layers in the optical stack, wherein the refractive indices in the in-plane direction n


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Yaoqi Joe Liu, Bruce A Nerad, Laurence R Gilbert, Robert L Brott, Michael F Weber, Kelly M Roscoe, John A Wheatley: Multilayer reflector with selective transmission. 3M Innovative Properties Company, William D Miller, March 27, 2001: US06208466 (73 worldwide citation)

In a multilayer dielectric reflector, treating the surface of the reflector selectively increases the amount of light transmitted through the reflector. Various surface treatments can be used to permit light to transmit through the reflector that would otherwise be reflected by the reflector. In one ...


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Laurence R Gilbert, Andrew J Ouderkirk: Metal-coated multilayer mirror. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, July 11, 2000: US06088163 (50 worldwide citation)

A metal-coated multilayer mirror having high reflectivity and high specularity. The mirror comprises a multilayered polymer film and a reflective metal layer. The multilayered polymer film preferably comprises layers of a crystalline, semi-crystalline, or liquid crystalline material, such as a napht ...


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Laurence R Gilbert, James M Jonza, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Carl A Stover, Michael F Weber, William W Merrill: Multilayer polymer film with additional coatings or layers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, Carolyn V Peters, October 1, 2002: US06459514 (45 worldwide citation)

A multilayer optical film comprising: (a) an optical stack comprising alternating layers of at least a first polymer and a second polymer; and (b) a holographic image.


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Laurence R Gilbert, Russell F Messier, Rustum Roy: Highly solar-energy absorbing device and method of making the same. National Patent Development Corporation, Hopgood CAlimafde Kalil Blaustein & Lieberman, February 24, 1981: US04252865 (41 worldwide citation)

The invention contemplates a highly solar-energy absorbing device wherein the surface exposed to incident solar energy is a particularly characterized roughness of an amorphous semiconductor material, the particular characterization being that of an array of outwardly projecting structural elements ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Laurence R Gilbert, Richard R Dahlen, Michael F Weber: Transparent multilayer device. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Doreen S L Gwin, David B Patchett, Stephen C Jensen, May 20, 2003: US06565982 (32 worldwide citation)

A transparent multilayer device which reflects light in the infrared region of the spectrum while transmitting light in the visible region of the spectrum. The device comprises a multilayered polymer film and a transparent conductor. The multilayered polymer film preferably comprises layers of a sem ...


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Timothy J Hebrink, Laurence R Gilbert, James M Jonza, Andrew T Ruff: Optical polarizing films with designed color shifts. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Melissa E Buss, June 20, 2006: US07064897 (29 worldwide citation)

Multilayer films are provided that exhibit a colored appearance when viewed at an oblique angle as a result of one or more reflection bands in the visible region of the spectrum. The films however provide no substantial reflection bands in either the visible or near infrared regions for light normal ...


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Stephen A Miller, William A Huffman, Laurence R Gilbert, George F Vesley: Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal device having an ultraviolet-polymerizable matrix and a variable optical transmission and a method for preparing same. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Leland D Schultz, February 2, 1999: US05867238 (21 worldwide citation)

A polymer-dispersed liquid crystal device comprises a multiplicity of droplets of a birefringent, functionally nematic liquid crystal material dispersed in a matrix comprising the reaction product of ultraviolet radiation polymerizable materials. The device specularly transmits incident light as a f ...


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Timothy J Hebrink, Laurence R Gilbert, James M Jonza, Andrew T Ruff: Optical polarizing films with designed color shifts. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Melissa E Buss, August 14, 2007: US07256936 (21 worldwide citation)

Multilayer films are provided that exhibit a colored appearance when viewed at an oblique angle as a result of one or more reflection bands in the visible region of the spectrum. The films however provide no substantial reflection bands in either the visible or near infrared regions for light normal ...