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Kristin Thunhorst Phones & Addresses

  • 11710 Keats Ave, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Boulder, CO
  • Longmont, CO
  • Jamestown, CO
  • Syracuse, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lafayette, IN

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Us Patents

Foams Containing Functionalized Metal Oxide Nanoparticles And Methods Of Making Same

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US Patent:
6462100, Oct 8, 2002
Filed:
Jul 23, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/911230
Inventors:
Kristin LaVelle Thunhorst - Stillwater MN
Douglas Alan Hanggi - Woodbury MN
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
C08J 928
US Classification:
521 53, 521 64, 521153, 522 81, 522 83, 522 84
Abstract:
The invention discloses methods for making foams comprising functionalized metal oxide nanoparticles by photopolymerizing or thermally polymerizing emulsions comprising a reactive phase and a phase immiscible with the reactive phase components. Foams made from water-in-oil emulsions, including high internal phase emulsion are also disclosed. Articles and uses for the foams are also described.

Foams Made By Photopolymerization Of Emulsions

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US Patent:
6573305, Jun 3, 2003
Filed:
Sep 17, 1999
Appl. No.:
09/398355
Inventors:
Kristin LaVelle Thunhorst - Stillwater MN
Mark David Gehlsen - Eagan MN
Robin Edgar Wright - Inver Grove Heights MN
Eric Wayne Nelson - Stillwater MN
Steven Dean Koecher - New Brighton MN
Douglas Gold - Edina MN
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
C08J 900
US Classification:
521 505, 521 50, 521134, 521135, 521140, 521143, 521146, 521149, 521150, 521915, 522 31, 522 84, 522 85, 522 86
Abstract:
The invention discloses methods for making foams by photopolymerizing emulsions comprising a reactive phase and a phase immiscible with the reactive phase components. Foams made from water-in-oil emulsions, including high internal phase emulsion are disclosed. Articles and uses for the foams are also described.

Method For Applying Designs To A Substrate

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US Patent:
6773537, Aug 10, 2004
Filed:
Dec 5, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/004727
Inventors:
Leif O. Erickson - River Falls WI
Michael G. Slagter - Lakeland MN
Jon E. Stickrod - Oakdale MN
Kristin L. Thunhorst - Stillwater MN
James F. Pitzen - Maplewood MN
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
B32B 3118
US Classification:
156250, 156257, 156247, 156289, 156353, 156361, 156510, 156577
Abstract:
A method for making a laminate adapted for decorating a substrate including providing (1) a sheet of pre-mask material including a cover layer and a layer of removable adhesive on one surface of the cover layer having an exposed surface defining a first major surface for the sheet of pre-mask material; (2) a supply length of decorative film tape comprising a length of decorative film having opposite first and second major surfaces, and a layer of adhesive along its second major surface; (3) a sheet of release liner having a first major surface adapted to be releasably adhered to by the removable adhesive on the cover layer and by the adhesive on the decorative film; and (4) a tape applicator. One of the sheets is supported with its first major surface in an application plane, and the tape applicator is used to form display lengths of decorative film tape of different predetermined shapes and lengths from the supply length of decorative film tape and to apply those display lengths of decorative film tape to the first major surface of that one of the sheets in a predetermined pattern; after which the first major surface of the other of the sheets is positioned over the surfaces of the display lengths of decorative film tape opposite the first major surface of that one of the sheets. The method adheres the layers of adhesive on the display lengths of decorative film tape to the to the release liner, and adheres the layer of removable adhesive included in the layer of pre-mask material over the first major surfaces of the lengths of decorative film in the display lengths of decorative film tape adhered to the release liner and to the release liner around the display lengths of decorative film tape.

Assemblage Of Laminants For Forming A Graphic

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US Patent:
6811848, Nov 2, 2004
Filed:
Dec 5, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/004724
Inventors:
James F. Pitzen - Maplewood MN
Kristin L. Thunhorst - Stillwater MN
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
B32B 300
US Classification:
428 401, 283 81, 428 421, 428 422, 428 423, 428 43, 428192, 428202, 428203, 428914
Abstract:
An assemblage of laminates each including only a portion of a graphic, which graphic portion has a layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive along its rear major surface. The graphic portions in the laminates are adapted to be adhered to a substrate by the layers of adhesive in a predetermined relative orientation to form a graphic having a predetermined shape. Each of the laminates further includes a separate polymeric cover sheet having opposite outer and inner major surfaces and overlaying the graphic portion, and a layer of removable pressure-sensitive adhesive having opposite front and rear major surfaces, which layer of removable pressure-sensitive adhesive is coextensive with and has its rear surface adhered to the inner major surface of the cover sheet and has its front surface adhered to the front surface of the graphic portion. The cover sheets in the laminates have irregular visually distinctive mating edges shaped for edge-to-edge engagement only when the graphic portions in the laminates are in the predetermined relative orientation.

Laminate From Which Decorative Films Can Be Applied To A Substrate

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US Patent:
6984429, Jan 10, 2006
Filed:
Oct 24, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/279334
Inventors:
Kristin L. Thunhorst - Stillwater MN, US
James F. Pitzen - Maplewood MN, US
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
B32B 3/24
US Classification:
428 418, 428 402, 428 412, 428 416, 428 417, 428 419, 428343, 428354, 428201, 428202, 428203, 428914
Abstract:
A laminate from which decorative films can be precisely applied to a substrate. The laminate includes a polymeric cover sheet having opposite outer and inner major surfaces. A layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive is adhered to the inner major surface of the cover sheet. The structured pressure sensitive adhesive has a plurality of spaced passageways extending to at least one edge of the layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A decorative film is adhered to the structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A second layer of pressure sensitive adhesive is adhered to the major surfaces of the decorative film opposite the layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A release liner extends substantially across the second layer of pressure sensitive adhesive and a portion of the structured pressure sensitive adhesive.

Uncrosslinked Foams Made From Emulsions

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US Patent:
7138436, Nov 21, 2006
Filed:
Jun 13, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/880269
Inventors:
Lian Soon Tan - Woodbury MN, US
Kristin LaVelle Thunhorst - Stillwater MN, US
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
C08J 9/00
C08J 9/28
US Classification:
521 64, 521142, 521 505
Abstract:
The invention discloses methods for making uncrosslinked foams by polymerizing emulsions comprising a reactive phase and a phase immiscible with the reactive phase components. Foams made from water-in-oil emulsions, including high internal phase emulsion are disclosed. The foams may be polymized with photoinitiators, thermal initiators, or redox initiators. Articles and uses for the foams are also described.

Laminate From Which Decorative Films Can Be Applied To A Substrate

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US Patent:
7311793, Dec 25, 2007
Filed:
Oct 20, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/256283
Inventors:
Kristin L. Thunhorst - Stillwater MN, US
James F. Pitzen - Maplewood MN, US
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
B32B 37/00
US Classification:
156249, 156247, 156248, 156297
Abstract:
A laminate from which decorative films can be precisely applied to a substrate. The laminate includes a polymeric cover sheet having opposite outer and inner major surfaces. A layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive is adhered to the inner major surface of the cover sheet. The structured pressure sensitive adhesive has a plurality of spaced passageways extending to at least one edge of the layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A decorative film is adhered to the structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A second layer of pressure sensitive adhesive is adhered to the major surfaces of the decorative film opposite the layer of structured pressure sensitive adhesive. A release liner extends substantially across the second layer of pressure sensitive adhesive and a portion of the structured pressure sensitive adhesive.

Spiral Multilayer Fibers

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US Patent:
7327923, Feb 5, 2008
Filed:
Mar 31, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/278348
Inventors:
Shandon D. Hart - Maplewood MN, US
Keith M. Kotchick - St. Paul MN, US
William J. Kopecky - Hudson WI, US
Patrick R. Fleming - Lake Elmo MN, US
Kristin L. Thunhorst - Stillwater MN, US
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company - St. Paul MN
International Classification:
G02B 6/02
G02B 6/00
US Classification:
385126, 385 11, 385124
Abstract:
A spiral wound fiber that includes birefringent interfaces is useful in different optical devices. One type of wound fiber includes at least first and second material layers. At least one of the layers is polymeric and at least one of the layers is birefringent. The spiral wound fiber may be used alone, or in an optical device. Such an optical device can include the fiber embedded within a matrix or attached to a substrate. The spiral wound fiber can be made by rolling a stack of at least two layers, by coextruding the two layers or by coating a rotating form.
Kristin L Thunhorst from Stillwater, MN, age ~51 Get Report