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William L Melbye, Susan K Nestegard, Leigh E Wood, Marvin D Lindseth, Dale A Bychinski: Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, January 7, 1992: US05077870 (259 worldwide citation)

A mushroom-type hook strip for a hook-and-loop fastener has a flexible backing of thermoplastic resin and, integral with backing, an array of upstanding stems distributed across at least one face of the backing, each having a mushroom head. The stems have a molecular orientation as evidenced by a bi ...


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Leigh E Wood, Anthony J Zoia: Disposable diaper having shirred ears. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, D M Sell, W N Kirn, C Truesdale, August 15, 1989: US04857067 (182 worldwide citation)

The back ears of a contoured disposable diaper are shirred to become stretchable and elastically retractable. Because of this, the diaper can be pulled snugly around the buttocks and the waist merely by applying ordinary fingertip pressure to the fastening tabs. The shirring can be provided by incor ...


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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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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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Leigh E Wood, John A Miller, Alan J Sipinen, Susan K Nestegard: Disposable diaper with improved fastener attachment. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, November 27, 1990: US04973326 (84 worldwide citation)

A disposable garment or diaper having a fastener including fastener portions adapted for releasably mechanically engaging each other; and a bonding layer of room-temperature non-tacky thermoplastic material adhering one of the fastener portions to a thin polyolefin layer of the garment and being bon ...


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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.


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Philip Miller, William L Melbye, Susan K Nestegard, Leigh E Wood, Marvin D Lindseth, Dale A Bychinski: Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, William L Huebsch, December 8, 1998: US05845375 (78 worldwide citation)

A mushroom-type hook strip that can be used in a hook-and-loop mechanical fastener. The hook strip comprises a homogeneous backing of thermoplastic resin and, integral with the backing, a high density array of hooks including stems projecting from the backing and circular disc shaped heads at the en ...


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Byron M Jackson, Leigh E Wood, Randall L Alberg: Macro closure device for disposable articles. 3M Innovative Properties Company, William J Bond, April 19, 2005: US06880211 (73 worldwide citation)

There is provided an improved tab member for a closure system comprising a tab portion and a slot member. The slot member includes a slit or a loop, with the slot located between an inboard portion and an outboard portion. The tab portion has a tab member having a length, an inner edge, an outer edg ...


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Philip Miller, William L Melbye, Susan K Nestegard, Leigh E Wood, Marvin D Lindseth, Dale A Bychinski: Method for making a mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William L Huebsch, October 21, 1997: US05679302 (66 worldwide citation)

A mushroom-type hook strip that can be used in a hook-and-loop mechanical fastener. The hook strip includes a homogeneous backing of thermoplastic resin and, integral with the backing, a high density array of hooks including stems projecting from the backing and circular disc shaped heads at the end ...