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Michael F Weber, Timothy J Nevitt, William W Merrill, Kelly M Roscoe, Andrew J Ouderkirk, John A Wheatley, Gary B Hanson, James M Jonza, Jeffrey A Boettcher, Yaoqi J Liu, Terence D Neavin: Color shifting film. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, March 11, 2003: US06531230 (215 worldwide citation)

Multilayer polymeric films and other optical bodies are provided which is useful in making colored mirrors and polarizers. The films are characterized by a highly uniform change in color as a function of viewing angle.


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Terence D Neavin, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Robert M Biegler, Yaoqi J Liu: Apparatus for making multilayer optical films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen C Jensen, August 31, 2004: US06783349 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are provided for the manufacture of coextruded polymeric multilayer optical films. The multilayer optical films have an ordered arrangement of layers of two or more materials having particular layer thicknesses and a prescribed layer thickness gradient throughout the multilay ...


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Terence D Neavin, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Yaoqi J Liu: Method for making multilayer optical films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Milena G Higgins, Stephen C Jensen, December 7, 2004: US06827886 (81 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are provided for the manufacture of coextruded polymeric multilayer optical films. The multilayer optical films have an ordered arrangement of layers of two or more materials having particular layer thicknesses and a prescribed layer thickness gradient throughout the multilay ...


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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 ...


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Martin B Wolk, Thomas R Hoffend Jr, Stephen A Johnson, John P Baetzold, Richard J Thompson, Terence D Neavin, Michael A Haase, Sergey A Lamansky: Thermal mass transfer substrate films, donor elements, and methods of making and using same. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Lance L Vietzke, May 29, 2007: US07223515 (6 worldwide citation)

Substrate films, thermal mass transfer donor elements, and methods of making and using the same are provided. In some embodiments, such substrate films and donor elements include at least two dyads, wherein each dyad includes an absorbing first layer and an essentially non-absorbing second layer. Al ...


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Michael R Harms, Richard J Foss, Jennifer L Trice, Terence D Neavin: Fixture for deposition. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Steven J Shumaker, December 31, 1996: US05589000 (6 worldwide citation)

A fixture and method for use in deposition of a material over a substrate make use of an apparatus for actively heating and cooling the substrate during the deposition process. The active heating and cooling structure enables careful control of the temperature of the substrate, and can provide rapid ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Olester Benson Jr, Robert L Brott, Patrick R Fleming, Catherine A Leatherdale, Terence D Neavin, Diane North: Polymeric photonic crystals with co-continuous phases. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jay R Pralle, April 22, 2008: US07362943 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical element is formed by co-extruding to have an arrangement of polymer scattering fibers within a polymer matrix. The scattering fibers lie substantially parallel to a first axis. The scattering fibers are arranged at positions across the cross-section of the polymer matrix to scatter light ...


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Martin B Wolk, Thomas R Hoffend Jr, Stephen A Johnson, John P Baetzold, Richard J Thompson, Terence D Neavin, Michael A Haase, Sergey A Lamansky: Thermal mass transfer substrate films, donor elements, and methods of making and using same. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Lance Vietzke, July 8, 2008: US07396632 (1 worldwide citation)

Substrate films, thermal mass transfer donor elements, and methods of making and using the same are provided. In some embodiments, such substrate films and donor elements include at least two dyads, wherein each dyad includes an absorbing first layer and an essentially non-absorbing second layer. Al ...


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Pentti K Loukusa, Robert A Yapel, Terence D Neavin, Jennifer L Trice, Kristopher K Biegler, Paul C Thomas, William J Kopecky, Keith R Bruesewitz, Robert B Secor: Slot die position adjustment and return to baseline. 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY, Yufeng Dong, Melissa E Buss, Daniel T Lund, June 2, 2015: US09044894 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a slot die comprises, while continuing to pass the extrudate through the fluid flow path and out the applicator slot, changing the position of the actuators with the controller to either increase the cross-directional thickness of the fluid flow path adjacent each of the actu ...


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Tommie W Kelley, Martin B Wolk, Terence D Neavin, Stephen A Johnson, Arthur L Fry, Audrey A Sherman: Film constructions for interdigitated electrodes with bus bars and methods of making same. 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY, August 25, 2015: US09119289 (1 worldwide citation)

An interdigitated electrode film co-extruded with bus bars for thin film electronics or other devices. First electrode layers are located between first and second major surfaces of the film with a first bus bar electrically connecting and integrated with the first electrode layers. Second electrode ...