Patents by Inventor Larry D. Humlicek

Larry D. Humlicek has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9057392
    Abstract: A web-handling machine frame, at least partially built from reconfigurable interconnected blocks having precision alignment points. From such blocks, modular equipment web-handling lines for web-handling operations can be constructed ad hoc with their shaft mounted web-contacting devices in tram without the need for separate alignment procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James N. Dobbs, Ronald P. Swanson, Daniel H. Carlson, Larry D. Humlicek, John T. Strand, Daniel J. Theis
  • Publication number: 20140161511
    Abstract: A web-handling machine frame, at least partially built from reconfigurable interconnected blocks having precision alignment points. From such blocks, modular equipment web-handling lines for web-handling operations can be constructed ad hoc with their shaft mounted web-contacting devices in tram without the need for separate alignment procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James N. Dobbs, Ronald P. Swanson, Daniel H. Carlson, Larry D. Humlicek, John T. Strand, Daniel J. Theis
  • Patent number: 7417798
    Abstract: 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 second features. Corresponding opposed features cooperate to form a lens features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Vincent W. King, John S. Huizinga, William V. Dower, David W. Kuhns, Gregory F. King, John T. Strand, Thelma Hunter, legal representative, Samuel Hunter, legal representative, James N. Dobbs, Daniel H. Carlson, Larry D. Humlicek, Thomas B. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20080131667
    Abstract: 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 second features. Corresponding opposed features cooperate to form a lens features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Vincent W. King, John S. Huizinga, William V. Dower, David W. Kuhns, Gregory F. King, John T. Strand, Thomas B. Hunter, Samuel Hunter, Thelma Hunter, James N. Dobbs, Daniel H. Carlson, Larry D. Humlicek
  • Patent number: 7224529
    Abstract: 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 second features. Corresponding opposed features cooperate to form a lens features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: 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, Thomas B. Hunter
  • Patent number: 7165959
    Abstract: 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 motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 microns, and preferably at least 20 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: 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, Thomas B. Hunter, deceased
  • Patent number: 4103058
    Abstract: A novel blown microfiber web having a network of compacted high-density regions and pillowed low-density regions exhibits a unique combination of low density and good tensile strength and integrity. Such a web may be collected on a perforated screen so that microfibers deposited on the land area of the screen form the compacted high-density regions, and microfibers deposited over the openings of the screen form the pillowed low-density regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Larry D. Humlicek
  • Patent number: D371380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Bruce E. Nelson, James A. Wilson, Curtis D. Ronnander, Larry D. Humlicek, James R. Preston, Robert M. Biegler, Steven W. Sorensen