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  • 4/21/17 1:16 pm CDT

    The global award recognizes two inventive products from 3M Food Safety and 3M Oral Care

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1902, Thomas Edison was still an avid inventor. His ingenuity and scientific pursuits resulted in technologies that would impact the everyday living for millions of people. Also in 1902 was the inception of 3M, which ever since has applied science to life with Edison’s same determination as a way to improve the daily lives of its consumers. 3M today announced that two of its most innovative and advanced technologies have been selected tomore...
  • 4/19/17 8:00 am CDT

    Improve bracket placement accuracy, office productivity, and clinical outcomes

    ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As thousands of orthodontists and staff from around the world descend on the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San Diego, CA this week, 3M is proud to announce a broad portfolio of issued patents and intellectual property rights, issued over the last few years, encompassing indirect bonding for orthodontic treatments. Claims covered by these patents intend to enable orthodontists to improve their bracket placementmore...
  • 4/6/17 7:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a lawsuit on April 5, 2017, in the Central District of California against K2 Concepts and China-based Phoenix Automotive Refinishing, alleging multiple counts of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. The suit alleges that certain automotive painting spray gun cup products, which are made by Phoenix in China and marketed and sold in the United States by K2, infringe seven 3M patentsmore...
  • 4/4/17 9:06 am CDT

    “A Capsule of Memorabilia” Installation Combines Architecture, Design and the Magic of 3M Material Sciences.

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and applying creativity and ingenuity to improve people’s lives, announces a collaborative installation at the Milan Design Week 2017 in partnership with internationally-renowned Studio Urquiola. Based on the belief that behind every memory, there is a story, and behind every story, there is a memory worth protecting, the installation titled “A Capsule of Memorabilia” willmore...
  • 4/3/17 12:19 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit on April 3, 2017, in the District of Delaware against Amphenol Corporation. The suit alleges that certain Amphenol data transmission cable products infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,933,333 titled "Shielded Electrical Cable," and U.S. Patent No. 9,601,236 titled “Shielded Electrical Cable.” 3M’s high-speed data transmission cables, including the 3MTMmore...
  • 3/24/17 2:51 pm CDT

    3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are fast, accurate, sample-ready culture media

    3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF VALIDATION (Certificate Reference No. 3M 01/17 – 11/16). The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates had previously received validation through the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM and AOAC® Official Methods of AnalysisSM programs. The validation for the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certifies that the plates are equivalent to or better than the reference method whenmore...
  • 2/27/17 12:00 pm CST

    3M Patent Protects Stacked Prism Film Products

    ST. PAUL, Minn. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (“IPTAB”) in Daejeon, South Korea, recently upheld the validity of all claims of 3M’s Korean Patent No. 1,074,570 titled "Method for Stacking Surface Structured Optical Films.” LMS Co. Ltd. had petitioned the IPTAB to invalidate 3M’s patent in response to a patent infringement lawsuit that 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Korea Ltd. filed against LMS on June 19, 2015, in the Seoulmore...
  • 2/27/17 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every vascular catheter used on a patient poses potential for a costly and prevalent central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Passive disinfection caps for needleless connectors have been shown to reduce the risk of CLABSI. Disinfecting port protectors also eliminate human scrubbing technique variability. However, clinicians haven’t had a passive disinfection solution for stopcocks and hemodialysis catheters – until now. 3M ismore...
  • 2/22/17 7:05 am CST

    London Fashion House Shows Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Inspired by Shapes and Colors of Iconic Post-it Notes from 3M

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and applying creativity and ingenuity to improve people’s lives, announces a partnership with London-based fashion label Fyodor Golan at London Fashion Week 2017. As designers, industry leaders and fashion enthusiasts gathered from across the globe for the annual event, Fyodor Golan unveiled their unprecedented vibrant collection. 3M Design and Post-it Brand from 3M teamedmore...
  • 2/8/17 10:16 am CST

    Inventor of the original scouring pad releases a whole new dimension of clean with all-new, double-duty cleaning solution for the food service industry

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scrubbing pots and pans has always been a grueling task. Kitchen aids can now cut back on the elbow grease with the new Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex from 3M. Introducing a new shape that is both longer lasting and user friendly, the hexagonal hand pad features a yellow side with the latest in scouring technology, and a gray side that polishes away fine particles and grease. “In 1958, Scotch-Brite introduced the firstmore...