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James F Pitzen, Jeffrey D Smith, Charles E Alexson: Orthopedic surgical device. Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, September 10, 1996: US05553675 (309 worldwide citation)

A cordless drive assembly for driving various orthopedic surgical instruments is described. The drive assembly is battery powered and includes tracks in the handle portion of its housing for receiving the battery. A latch locks the battery to the housing.


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Jon R Pieper, Richard M Olson, Michael V Mucci, Gary L Holmes, Robert V Heiti: Structured abrasive article. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, David L Weinstein, October 6, 1992: US05152917 (308 worldwide citation)

A coated abrasive article comprising a backing bearing on at least one major surface thereof abrasive composites comprising a plurality of abrasive grains dispersed in a binder. The binder serves as a medium for dispersing abrasive grains, and it may also bond the abrasive composites to the backing. ...


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Michael F Weber, Andrew J Ouderkirk, David J W Aastuen: Optical panel capable of switching between reflective and transmissive states. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn Jr, H Sanders Gwin Jr, November 11, 1997: US05686979 (306 worldwide citation)

A device, comprising a switchable optical panel and means for switching the panel between a reflecting state and a transmitting state. The switchable optical panel includes a transparent optically active layer having a first and a second major surface, a first reflective polarizer disposed on the fi ...


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Thomas P Maxwell: Intravascular blood parameter measurement system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Dale E Hulse, June 19, 1990: US04934369 (305 worldwide citation)

A parameter of blood is sensed in vivo with a system which includes a catheter and a probe. The catheter has a lumen extending therethrough, a proximal end, a distal end and a distal opening at the distal end. The probe includes one or more sensors at its distal end. A saline solution is introduced ...


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Kennth J Vidacovich, Donald G Doss: Fiber distribution frame system, cabinets, trays and fiber optic connector couplings. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, March 28, 1995: US05402515 (304 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic distribution system provides a frame having several bays for receiving connector modules, associated jumper organizers, and upper and lower troughs for conveying jumper fibers between adjacent bays. The jumper organizers are constructed such that interbay jumpers need not undergo more ...


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Thomas E Boettcher, Victor P Thalacker: Coated abrasive product having radiation curable binder. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, David L Weinstein, March 24, 1987: US04652274 (302 worldwide citation)

A coated abrasive product comprising abrasive granules adherently bonded to at least one major surface of a backing sheet by a radiation curable resinous binder material. The binder material can be used to form the make coat, size coat, or both coats. Alternatively, the binder material can be used i ...


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Mark G Schwabel: Process for durable sol-gel produced alumina-based ceramics, abrasive grain and abrasive products. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, May 17, 1988: US04744802 (300 worldwide citation)

A sol-gel process of producing durable alpha alumina-based ceramic particularly useful as abrasive grain from alpha alumina monohydrate is improved by the addition of a nucleating agent. Improved abrasive products containing the durable ceramic abrasive grains are also provided.


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John A Martens, Lawrence M Clemens, Alvin R Zigman: Acrylic-type pressure sensitive adhesives by means of ultraviolet radiation curing. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Donald C Gipple, January 1, 1980: US04181752 (300 worldwide citation)

Process for the preparation of a normally-tacky pressure-sensitive adhesive which comprises subjecting a solventless radiation-sensitive acrylate-containing polymerizable mass to radiation in the near UV region, at a rate of from about 0.1 to 7 milliwatts per square centimeter of the mass exposed.


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Gene H Shipman: Microporous sheet material, method of making and articles made therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, September 3, 1985: US04539256 (295 worldwide citation)

A method of making a microporous material is provided which comprises the steps of melt blending crystallizable thermoplastic polymer with a compound which is miscible with the thermoplastic polymer at the melting temperature of the polymer but phase separates on cooling at or below the crystallizat ...


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Harold E Froehlich: Medical stapling device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, March 23, 1982: US04321002 (293 worldwide citation)

A medical stapling device in which open staples are moved along a track between two grooved rails by a drive member having spaced lugs. Upon activation of the device, the lugs are moved into engagement with the staples and advance them along the track so that the leading staple will be formed around ...



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