Patents Assigned to Agfa-Gevaert
  • Patent number: 10995229
    Abstract: An inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board uses a solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one photo-initiator, at least one free radical polymerizable compound and at least one mercapto functionalized carboxylic acid as adhesion promoter. A high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT NV, ELECTRA POLYMER LTD.
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10870773
    Abstract: An inkjet ink set includes a silver inkjet ink and a flushing liquid, characterized in that the flushing liquid includes at least 25 wt % of 2-phenoxy ethanol based on the total weight of the flushing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventor: Fernando Cortes Salazar
  • Patent number: 10767063
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet ink for forming a colour upon heat treatment includes a) an immobilized leuco dye; b) a colour developing agent or colour developing agent precursor; and c) optionally an opthothermal converting agent; wherein the leuco dye is immobilized by being covalently bonded to polymeric particles or by being included in the core of capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals, Hubertus Van Aert, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 10676630
    Abstract: A metallic nanoparticle dispersion includes metallic nanoparticles, a liquid carrier, and a dispersion-stabilizing compound according to Formulae I, II, III or IV, wherein Q represents the necessary atoms to form a substituted or unsubstituted a five or six membered heteroaromatic ring; M is selected from the group consisting of a proton, a monovalent cationic group and an acyl group; R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group, a hydroxyl group, a thioether, an ether, an ester, an amide, an amine, a halogen, a ketone and an aldehyde, R1 and R2 may represent the necessary atoms to form a five to seven membered ring; R3 to R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventor: Dirk Bollen
  • Patent number: 10662532
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an embossing element for decorative surfaces includes the steps of: a) UV curable inkjet printing a decorative pattern on a metallic surface; and b) forming a relief by etching metal from the metallic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V., AGFA NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Rita Torfs, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10655027
    Abstract: A free radical radiation curable liquid includes a) a photoinitiator; and b) a monomer or oligomer including an alkali hydrolyzable group. The alkali hydrolyzable group is an oxalate group located in the atomic chain between two free radical polymerizable groups of the monomer or oligomer including the alkali hydrolyzable group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Stefaan Smet
  • Patent number: 10632734
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes, on a support, a layer of graphite oxide capable of switching from a hydrophilic state into a hydrophobic state upon exposure to heat and/or light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA NV, AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventor: Tim Desmet
  • Patent number: 10626276
    Abstract: A radiation curable composition for preparing a polymeric membrane includes a) a membrane polymer selected from the group consisting of a polysulfone (PSU), a polyether sulfone (PES), a polyether etherketone (PEEK), a polyvinylchloride (PVC), a polyacrylonitrile (PAN), a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a polyimide (PI), a polyamide (PA) and copolymers thereof; b) a hydrophobic monomer or oligomer having at least two free radical polymerizable groups independently selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group, a methacrylate group, an acrylamide group, a methacrylamide group, a styrene group, a vinyl ether group, a vinyl ester group, a maleate group, a fumarate group, an itaconate group, and a maleimide group; and c) an organic solvent for the membrane polymer and the hydrophobic monomer. A polymeric membrane and a method for manufacturing the membrane are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
    Inventors: Izabela Struzynska-Piron, Ivo Vankelecom, Luc Vanmaele, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10607746
    Abstract: A dispersion of a conductive polymer and a polyanion in a non-aqueous medium further includes a compound including an acid sensitive functional group selected from the group consisting of a ketal, an acetal, an aminal, a hemi-ketal, a hemi-acetal, a hemi-aminal, a thioacetal, an amide acetal, an orthoester, an orthoether, an enolester, an enolether, and an enolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Vanmaele, Tim Van Gijseghem
  • Publication number: 20190351691
    Abstract: A laser markable article includes a first laser markable layer capable of forming a colour upon exposure to UV radiation, a second and optionally a third laser markable layer capable of forming a colour upon exposure to IR radiation, wherein the second or third laser markable layer includes a specific polymethine infrared radiation absorbing dye (IR dye). A colour laser marking method includes forming a first colour upon exposure to UV radiation and a second and optionally a third colour upon exposure to IR radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: AGFA-GEVAERT NV, AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Fabienne GOETHALS, Faima LAZREG
  • Patent number: 10286707
    Abstract: A color laser markable composition includes at least a first and a second Diffusion Hindered Molecular Assembly (DHMA), each including a leuco dye and, respectively, a first and second sensitizer. With the laser markable composition, at least two different colors may be formed in a single layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals, Lionel Petton
  • Patent number: 10286708
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core; (c) a color developing agent or color developing agent precursor; and (d) an optothermal converting agent; characterized in that the core of the capsule contains a leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Fabienne Goethals, Johan Loccufier, Dirk Kokkelenberg, Lionel Petton
  • Patent number: 10265995
    Abstract: A security article includes a laser markable layer and a transparent outer layer or sheet having lenticular lenses on its outer surface, both provided, in this order, on an opaque core support, characterized in that the laser markable layer has a dry layer thickness of less than 50 ?m. An improved contrast is obtained between interlaced images exposed into the security article of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Jung, Rene Geelen, Anouschka Depla, Walther Wouters
  • Patent number: 10245866
    Abstract: A method of producing a security document includes the steps of producing a first part of a color image by color laser marking a security document precursor; and producing a second part of the color image by a second imaging technique different from laser marking. The resulting security document is more difficult to falsify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Bart Waumans, Paul Callant, Bart Aerts
  • Patent number: 10249900
    Abstract: A method for making a composite membrane includes the steps of coating a first layer of ionomer on an intermediate support, laminating a dry porous support into the wet first layer of ionomer, impregnating the porous support with ionomer from the coated ionomer layer, optionally drying the impregnated porous support and the first layer of ionomer, coating a second layer of ionomer on the impregnated porous support, drying the second layer of ionomer until most of the solvent is evaporated, and delaminating the composite membrane from the intermediate support. The composite membrane thus obtained includes a porous support impregnated with the ionomer and on each side of the impregnated support a dense ionomer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Guido Desie, Willem Mues, Patrick Wouters, Roger Hendriks
  • Patent number: 10150316
    Abstract: A color laser markable article includes at least a first and a second laser markable layer including, respectively, a first infrared dye IR-1 having an absorption maximum in the infrared region ?max(IR-1) and a second infrared dye IR-2 having an absorption maximum in the infrared region ?max(IR-2), characterized in that the color laser markable layers further include a Diffusion Hindered Molecular Assembly (DHMA) which contains a leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Patent number: 10150327
    Abstract: A laser markable material includes a laser markable layer, present as a self-supporting layer or as a layer on a support, the laser markable layer including an infrared absorbing dye and an infrared absorbing pigment, characterized in that the amount of the infrared absorbing pigment is between 10 ppm and 1000 ppm relative to the total dry weight of the laser markable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Dirk Kokkelenberg, Marin Steenackers, Peter Bries
  • Patent number: 10144238
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) a leuco dye; (c) an optothermal converting agent; and (d) a color developing agent, characterized in that the color developing agent is a polymer particle capable of forming an acid upon exposure to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Dirk Kokkelenberg, Lionel Petton, Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals
  • Patent number: 10144239
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) polymeric particles dispersed in the aqueous medium; (c) a color developing agent or color developing agent precursor; and (d) an optothermal converting agent; characterized in that a leuco dye is covalently bonded to the polymeric particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Johan Loccufier, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 10096732
    Abstract: A backsheet for a photovoltaic module includes a support and a weather resistant layer, the weather resistant layer including a binder containing a crosslinkable group, an isocyanate crosslinking agent, and a catalyst that improves the crosslinking of the binder, wherein the catalyst is a zinc based catalyst or a bismuth based catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Ijya Srivastava, Frank Vangaever