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Edward L Landrus: Stapling tool. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William D Bauer, April 19, 1983: US04380312 (239 worldwide citation)

A tool for applying fasteners to fasten an article to the workpiece. A compressible foot is provided to limit the drive distance of a plunger to position dependent upon the thickness of the article. A drive groove in the tool provides support for the fastener until it is driven into the workpiece. T ...


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Michael F Weber: Backlighting system using a retroreflecting polarizer. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Eric D Levinson, June 6, 1995: US05422756 (237 worldwide citation)

A backlighting system employs a retroreflecting polarizer, comprising optical thin films coated on a structured material, to divide an incident beam of light into polarized components. One component is transmitted through the polarizer and the other is rejected. Optionally, a reflector (for example, ...


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Ulrich Bloecher, Ernest J Duwell: Erodable agglomerates and abrasive products containing the same. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, David L Weinstein, March 24, 1987: US04652275 (234 worldwide citation)

Erodable agglomerates containing individual abrasive grains, a binder and matrix material selected from the group consisting of pulp suitable for making paper and derivatives thereof, wood flour, and vermiculate. The agglomerates are useful for coated abrasives and bonded abrasives. Abrasive product ...


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Larry D Monroe, William P Wood: Abrasive grits formed of ceramic containing oxides of aluminum and yttrium, method of making and using the same and products made therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Richard Francis, September 13, 1988: US04770671 (230 worldwide citation)

Ceramic abrasive grits comprising alpha alumina and at least about 0.5 percent by weight yttria are prepared by mixing an aqueous dispersion of alpha alumina monohydrate and yttrium compound, gelling the resultant mixture, drying the gel to produce a dried solid, crushing the dried material to produ ...


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John F Gerster, Stephen L Crooks, Kyle J Lindstrom: 1-substituted, 2-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Douglas E Reedich, February 14, 1995: US05389640 (226 worldwide citation)

1-substituted, 2-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]-quinolin-4-amines are disclosed. These compounds function as antiviral agents, they induce biosynthesis of interferon, and they inhibit tumor formation in animal models. This invention also provides intermediates for preparing such compounds, pharmaceut ...


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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 (225 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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Claire A Berglund, Paul D Rosso: Pressure-sensitive adhesive having a broad spectrum antimicrobial therein. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Gary L Griswold, January 12, 1982: US04310509 (218 worldwide citation)

A composition and a process for making the same is provided wherein a chemical and storage stable pressure-sensitive adhesive has homogeneously dispersed therein a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. When the composition is placed in contact with the skin, it uniformly and controllably releases the ...


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Andrew J Ouderkirk, Lockwood W Carlson, Arthur L Kotz, Timothy J Nevitt, Carl A Stover, Michael F Weber, Richard C Allen, Biswaroop Majumdar: Method for making an optical film. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, John A Fortkort, July 21, 1998: US05783120 (211 worldwide citation)

An optical film is provided which includes a disperse phase of polymeric particles disposed within a continuous birefringent matrix. The film is oriented, typically by stretching, in one or more directions. The size and shape of the disperse phase particles, the volume fraction of the disperse phase ...


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John F Gester: 1-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Douglas E Reedich, December 7, 1993: US05268376 (209 worldwide citation)

1-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines, active as immunomodulators and antiviral agents. Also, intermediates in the preparation of such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and pharmacological methods of use.



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