US 10,891,878 B2
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Ronald K. Thery, New Brighton, MN (US); Shawn P. Crosby, Minneapolis, MN (US); George G. Gentes, Lakeland, MN (US); Rebecca C. Lee, Eagan, MN (US); and Timothy W. Thornton, Woodbury, MN (US)
Assigned to 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY, St. Paul, MN (US)
Appl. No. 15/761,459
Filed by 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY, St. Paul, MN (US)
PCT Filed Sep. 29, 2016, PCT No. PCT/US2016/054374
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 20, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/059030, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 6, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/235,040, filed on Sep. 30, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0342182 A1, Nov. 29, 2018
Int. Cl. G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G09F 3/00 (2006.01); G06K 7/14 (2006.01)
CPC G09F 3/0297 (2013.01) [G06F 3/002 (2013.01); G06K 7/1404 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A parent film comprising:
a. one or more layers including a removable liner, and
b. a plurality of identifying marks,
wherein the parent film has a width and length,
wherein each of the plurality of identifying marks are different from each other,
wherein the identifying marks are located on the parent film across the width of the parent film and across the length of the parent film,
wherein each of the identifying marks is printed on an adhesive layer bonding the removable liner to the parent film, the identifying marks disposed at regular intervals along the length of the parent film, the identifying marks being scannable through the removable liner,
wherein each of the identifying marks is chosen from a one-dimensional matrix data code and a two-dimensional matrix data code, and
wherein the parent film is subdivided into one or more child films, each having a smaller surface area than the parent film.