Patents by Inventor Mitchell A. F. Johnson

Mitchell A. F. Johnson 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: 11066224
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved packaging materials and/or constructions, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, David K. Bruechert, Lisa M. Miller, Manoj Nirmal, Andrew P. Singer, Lisa E. Warren, Matthew T. Zabel, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Shannon R. A. Harnden, Mary L. Brown, Caleb W. Brian
  • Publication number: 20210178056
    Abstract: A tubing organizer is described herein. The tubing organizer comprising a cellular sheet comprising a base sheet having a first major surface and a second major surface, a top sheet periodically connected to the second major surface of the base sheet forming an array of fluid filled cells, wherein the fluid filled cells are separated by gutters, and an adhesive layer disposed on the first major surface of the base sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: SIMON S. FUNG, MITCHELL A. F. JOHNSON, KRISTOPHER E. HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20210163792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to cohesive compositions, articles including a cohesive composition, and methods of making such compositions and articles. In some embodiments, the cohesive compositions include rubber, thermoplastic elastomer, filler, and UV or heat stabilizers. In some embodiments, the cohesive articles include the cohesive composition described herein adjacent to a backing. In some embodiments, the cohesive articles further include at least one of a tie layer and a seal layer. Some embodiments of the present disclosure further relate to packaging materials that include the cohesive articles of the present disclosure. Such packaging materials may also include, for example, a cushioning layer and an outer layer. In other embodiments, the present disclosure relates to fastening systems comprising cohesive compositions and films described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Ying-Yuh Lu, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Gregg A. Patnode, Shaun M. West, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Shannon R.A. Harnden, Katelyn M. Leniczek, Lacey E. McMullen, Allyson V. Grym
  • Publication number: 20210070522
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved packaging materials and/or constructions, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, David K. Bruechert, Lisa M. Miller, Manoj Nirmal, Andrew P. Singer, Lisa E. Warren, Matthew T. Zabel, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Shannon R.A. Harnden, Mary L. Brown, Caleb W. Brian
  • Patent number: 10883227
    Abstract: Articles comprising: (1) a sheet having a first surface and a second surface and (2) an separation layer on at least a portion of the first surface, wherein the separation layer comprising (a) a binder layer with particles entrained therein and (b) an overcoat. Also methods for making such articles and methods for using such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew J. Callinan, David M. Mahli, Mitchell A. F. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200407143
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved packaging materials and/or constructions, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, David K. Bruechert, Lisa M. Miller, Manoj Nirmal, Andrew P. Singer, Lisa E. Warren, Matthew T. Zabel, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Shannon R.A. Harnden, Mary L. Brown, Caleb W. Brian
  • Publication number: 20190094418
    Abstract: Optical films for redirecting light are described, and optical systems, such as display systems, incorporating such optical films are described. The optical film may include a first structured surface including a plurality of prismatic structures, and a second structured surface opposing the first structured surface and including a plurality of microstructures. An effective transmission of the optical film is not more than 1% less than a film with a comparable construction except for a smooth, non-structured second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Joseph T. Aronson, Matthew R.C. Atkinson, Gary T. Boyd, Slah Jendoubi, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Scott R. Kaytor, Steven H. Kong, Fei Lu, Tri D. Pham, Robert B. Secor, Steven D. Solomonson
  • Patent number: 10156661
    Abstract: An optical film having a structured surface is described. At least 90% of the structured surface has a slope magnitude that is less than about 5 degrees. The optical film may have an optical haze of less than about 10% and an optical clarity of less than about 50%, or may have an optical haze of less than about 7.5% and an optical clarity of less than about 60%, or may have an optical haze of less than about 3% and an optical clarity of less than about 65%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Joseph T. Aronson, Matthew R. C. Atkinson, Gary T. Boyd, Slah Jendoubi, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Scott R. Kaytor, Steven H. Kong, Fei Lu, Tri D. Pham, Robert B. Secor, Steven D. Solomonson
  • Publication number: 20170357347
    Abstract: Touch sensitive projection screens are disclosed. In particular, touch sensitive projection screen including drive electrodes, sense electrodes, and optical diffusers are disclosed. The touch sensitive projection screens are adapted for use on a horizontal surface. Touch sensitive projection screens including shrinkable layers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Steven T. Swartz, Hui Luo, Neeraj Sharma, Robert A. Yapel, Ronald L. Imken, Jung-Sheng Wu, David T. Yust, Richard J. Pokorny, Lan H. Liu, Craig R. Sykora, David J. McDaniel, Yu Yang, Mitchell A.F. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9625640
    Abstract: Optical films, optical stacks including the optical films, and display systems including the optical films are described. The optical film includes a first major surface that may include a plurality of first microstructures that extend along a first direction. The optical film also includes a second major surface that is opposite to the first major surface and includes a plurality of second microstructures. The second major surface has an optical haze that is not greater than about 3% and an optical clarity that is not greater than about 85%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph T. Aronson, Slah Jendoubi, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Scott R. Kaytor, Tri D. Pham, Robert A. Yapel, Joseph A. Zigal, Steven J. McMan, Steven D. Solomonson, Steven Hin-Chung Kong, Fei Lu, Gary T. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20170072434
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing a film having a matte finish is described. A coatable material is applied to a substrate. The viscosity of the coatable material is changed and a face-side roller contacts the coatable material to impart a matte finish thereon; and hardening the coatable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Francis M. Aguirre, John P. Baetzold, Olester Benson, JR., Andrew J. Henderson, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Leslie A. Todero, Steven J. McMan, David L. Phillips, Bruce D. Shalles
  • Patent number: 9539613
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing a film having a matte finish is described. A coatable material is applied to a substrate. The viscosity of the coatable material is changed and a face-side roller having patterned features thereon contacts the coatable material to impart a matte finish thereon; and hardening the coatable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Francis M. Aguirre, John P. Baetzold, Olester Benson, Jr., Andrew J. Henderson, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Leslie A. Todero, Steven J. McMan, David L. Phillips, Bruce D. Shalles
  • Patent number: 9527336
    Abstract: Cleanable articles having overcoats with hydrophilic front surfaces and which are siloxane-bonded to an underlying body member. Also, methods of making and using such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David M. Mahli, Robert A. Yapel, Justin A. Riddle, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Moses M. David, Frederick J. Gustafson, Lan H. Liu, Yu Yang, Naiyong Jing, Caleb T. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20160271997
    Abstract: A dry erase sheet assembly comprising: (a) a writing member having a front major surface and a rear major surface wherein the front major surface is capable of being used as a dry erase surface; (b) a support member having a low Deflection Stiffness Rating; (c) a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the rear major surface of the support member; and (d) a removable liner on the rear surface of the adhesive; wherein the sheet assembly is capable of being wound upon itself into roll configuration without disruption and the sheet assembly has a low Curl Memory Rating. Also a method of using such sheet assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Brodd
  • Publication number: 20160244641
    Abstract: A system and a method for making a web having a complex topography. A substrate having coatable material is contacted by a face-side roller having grooves set into the major surface thereof, the coatable material is then split between the face side roller and the substrate, resulting in a textured surface having a first area associated with the splitting from the major surface, and a second area resulting from splitting associated with areas of the face-side roller having grooves. Raised ridge features produced from the splitting step interconnect portions within the first area, and portions within the second area, and in between the first and second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Baetzold, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Steven J. McMan, Frank T. Sher, Robert A. Yapel, Patrick J. Yeshe
  • Patent number: 9383482
    Abstract: The present invention concerns antireflective films comprising a high refractive index layer (60) and low refractive index layer (80) disposed on the high refractive index layer. The antireflective films have a microstructured surface (70) that can be derived from a microreplicated tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher B. Walker, Jr., Christopher P. Tebow, Tri D. Pham, Steven H. Kong, Joseph T. Aronson, Kyle J. Lindstrom, Michael K. Gerlach, Michelle L. Toy, Taun L. McKenzie, Anthony M. Renstrom, Robert A. Yapel, Mitchell A. F. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160103270
    Abstract: Optical films, optical stacks including the optical films, and display systems including the optical films are described. The optical film includes a first major surface that may include a plurality of first microstructures that extend along a first direction. The optical film also includes a second major surface that is opposite to the first major surface and includes a plurality of second microstructures. The second major surface has an optical haze that is not greater than about 3% and an optical clarity that is not greater than about 85%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph T. Aronson, Slah Jendoubi, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Scott R. Kaytor, Tri D. Pham, Robert A. Yapel, Joseph A. Zigal, Steven J. McMan, Steven D. Solomonson, Steven Hin-Chung Kong, Fei Lu, Gary T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9229239
    Abstract: Light redirecting film is disclosed. The light redirecting film includes a first major surface that includes a plurality of first microstructures that extend along a first direction. The light redirecting film also includes a second major surface that is opposite to the first major surface and includes a plurality of second microstructures. The second major surface has an optical haze that is not greater than about 3% and an optical clarity that is not greater than about 85%. The light redirecting film has an average effective transmission that is not less than about 1.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph T. Aronson, Slah Jendoubi, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Scott R. Kaytor, Tri D. Pham, Robert A. Yapel, Joseph A. Zigal, Steven J. McMan, Steven D. Solomonson, Steven Hin-Chung Kong, Fei Lu, Gary T. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20150353777
    Abstract: Articles comprising: (1) a sheet having a first surface and a second surface and (2) an separation layer on at least a portion of the first surface, wherein the separation layer comprising (a) a binder layer with particles entrained therein and (b) an overcoat. Also methods for making such articles and methods for using such articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew J. CALLINAN, David M. MAHLI, Mitchell A.F. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: D891925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Terry R. Kosnick, Jennifer A. Higgins, Lindsay J. Schostag, Meghan A. Katzenmeyer, Flor T. Frey, Lisa E. Warren, Andrew P. Singer, David K. Bruechert, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Christoph Jonathan Steffen Meyer, Jeffrey D. Swenson, Connor M. Pelletier-Sutton, Mary L. Brown