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Richard E Bills, William V Dower, Thomas A Isberg, Stanley C Busman, Jeffrey C Chang, Minyu Li, Hsin hsin Chou: Propellant-containing thermal transfer donor elements. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Gregory A Evearitt, January 11, 1994: US05278023 (107 worldwide citation)

Laser-addressable thermal transfer materials for producing color proofs, printing plates, films, printed circuit boards, and other media are disclosed. The materials contain a substrate coated thereon with a propellant layer wherein the propellant layer contains a material capable of producing nitro ...


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Richard E Bills, Hsin hsin Chou, William V Dower, Martin B Wolk: Laser propulsion transfer using black metal coated substrates. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Mark A Litman, May 3, 1994: US05308737 (100 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a laser imageable donor material that is capable of transferring pigment to a receiver, such as plain paper, polymeric film, metal and the like. The donor material is composed of at least a transparent film, an overlying layer of vapor coated black aluminum, and a dye coati ...


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Martin B Wolk, Thomas A Isberg, Kenneth L Hanzalik, Jeffrey C Chang, Richard E Bills, William V Dower, Terrance P Smith: Methods for preparing color filter elements using laser induced transfer of colorants with associated liquid crystal display device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Mark A Litman, May 28, 1996: US05521035 (89 worldwide citation)

Color filter elements are prepared by the laser induced thermal transfer of colorant from a color donor to a transparent, non-birefringent substrate such as glass or polymeric film. Transparent pigments which are less prone to migration, more thermally stable, and considerably more lightfast than dy ...


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Martin B Wolk, Thomas A Isberg, Michael A Kropp, William V Dower, Joel A Gerber: Process for making a Z-axis adhesive and establishing electrical interconnection therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn Jr, H Sanders Gwin Jr, November 11, 1997: US05685939 (50 worldwide citation)

A Z-axis adhesive is produced by dispersing electrically-conductive particles in an organic binder and then imagewise exposing the material to electromagnetic radiation, preferably from a laser or a flash lamp, under conditions sufficient to transfer the particles from the binder to a receptor in a ...


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Mark K Debe, William V Dower: Nanostructured thermal transfer donor element. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, October 17, 1995: US05459016 (47 worldwide citation)

Laser-addressable thermal transfer donor elements for producing color proofs, printing plates, films, printed circuit boards, and other media are disclosed. The thermal transfer donor elements include a substrate with a gas-producing polymer layer thereon, and an array of discrete nanostructured ele ...


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Brian M Cole, William V Dower, Joel D Oxman: Optical fiber connector using colored photocurable adhesive. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Darla P Fonseca, December 18, 2001: US06331080 (43 worldwide citation)

A colored adhesive useful for an optical fiber connection or termination, containing an adhesive component having a viscosity between about 200 centipoise and about 5000 centipoise, a colorant which is soluble in the adhesive component having a first color before exposure to radiation having a wavel ...


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William V Dower, Mark K Debe: Thermal transfer donor element comprising a substrate having a microstructured surface. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Thomas C Lagaly, July 5, 1994: US05326619 (41 worldwide citation)

Laser-addressable thermal transfer donor elements for producing color proofs, printing plates, films, printed circuit boards, and other media are disclosed. The thermal transfer donor elements include a substrate having a microstructured surface. The microstructured surface contain a plurality of ra ...


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Larry D Humlicek, Daniel H Carlson, James N Dobbs, Samuel Hunter legal representative, Thelma Hunter legal representative, John T Strand, Gregory F King, David W Kuhns, John S Huizinga, William V Dower: Apparatus and method for producing two-sided patterned webs in registration. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Rick L Franzen, January 23, 2007: US07165959 (39 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of a web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll; a second pattered roll; and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the web while it is in continuous mo ...


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Thomas A Isberg, Hsin hsin Chou, Terrance P Smith, William V Dower, Martin B Wolk: Method for preparing integral black matrix/color filter elements. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, May 2, 2000: US06057067 (32 worldwide citation)

A method for the manufacture of a matrix on a substrate, said matrix being particularly useful in the formation of color filter elements, the process comprising the steps of:


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Vincent W King, John S Huizinga, William V Dower, David W Kuhns, Gregory F King, John T Strand, Samuel Hunter, Thelma Hunter, James N Dobbs, Daniel H Carlson, Larry D Humlicek: Microreplicated article. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Rick L Franzen, May 29, 2007: US07224529 (27 worldwide citation)

A microreplicated article is disclosed. The article includes a web including first and second opposed surfaces. The first surface includes a first microreplicated structure having a plurality of first features. The second surface includes a second microreplicated structure having a plurality of seco ...