Patents Examined by Bruce H. Hess
  • Patent number: 10434817
    Abstract: A heat transfer label is disclosed. The heat transfer label comprises a special heat stable release which strongly adheres to the carrier, offers a highly ink and adhesive wettable surface, stays intact under heat transfer bonding conditions, releases easily, leaves no contamination on the transfer or fabric, and enables durable replication of the release surface finish onto the resultant transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yi-Hung Chiao
  • Patent number: 10343437
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a printing an image on a substrate and printing an ultraviolet-sensitive finishing mark on the substrate using ultraviolet-sensitive ink. The ultraviolet-sensitive finishing mark can be visible under ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Gerold K. Shelton, Shaun Henry
  • Patent number: 10328735
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive recording material has a web-shaped substrate, having a front side and a reverse side opposite the front side, a heat-sensitive recording layer disposed to the front side of the web-shaped substrate, including at least one dye precursor and at least one (color) developer reactive with this at least one dye precursor. A front-side surface of the heat-sensitive recording material is formed dehesively with respect to layers of adhesive applied to the reverse side of the web-shaped substrate. The dehesive front-side surface includes a furnish which is disposed above the heat-sensitive recording layer and comprises at least one release agent. A diffusion layer is formed between the furnish and the heat-sensitive recording layer. A method for producing a heat-sensitive recording material of this kind, and possibilities for its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jagiello, Matthias Marx, Martin Schreer
  • Patent number: 10328733
    Abstract: A sublimation thermal transfer sheet having first, second, and third dye layers frame sequentially provided on a surface of a substrate in this order, and a back-face layer provided on another surface of the substrate. The first, second, and third dye layers contain an each individual sublimable dye and an each individual binder resin. One of the first and second dye layers further contains a releasing agent selected from a first group consisting of silicone oils, silicone-modified resins and phosphoric esters, and another dye layer further contains either one or both of at least a releasing agent selected from the first group and a cellulosic resin. The third dye layer (1) contains no releasing agent of the first group, or (2) contains the releasing agent at an amount of not more than 0.3% by weight based on the total weight of the solid content of the third dye layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Yoda, Emi Matsuba, Junpei Oomura, Kenzo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10316219
    Abstract: A thermally releasable adhesive member including a base resin and microcapsules dispersed and disposed in the base resin. The microcapsule includes a core part, a shell part wrapping the core part, and an organic solvent disposed in the core part, and an average diameter of the microcapsules is in a range from about 50 nm to about 500 nm. The adhesive member may maintain high optical transmittance and may be easily detached at a high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Myongji University Industry and Academia Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Byungwook Ahn, Kikyung Youk, Sukwon Jung, Jeongho Hwang, Jongdeok Park, Seungchan Lee, Intae Son, Junhyup Lee
  • Patent number: 10309056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method allowing the heat transfer of a multilayer complex (1) onto the front face of a textile material (13), said multilayer complex comprising a layer (5) containing polyurethane and a superimposed expansible layer (6) containing a gelled vinyl polychloride plastisol and a non-expanded heat-expansion agent. To this end: the multilayer complex is placed on the visible front face of the textile material, the polyurethane-containing layer being the furthest away from the textile material so as to form, after the transfer, a visible decorative layer on the front face of the textile material; and temperature and pressure conditions are applied so as to cause the adhesion of the multilayer complex to the visible front face of the textile material and the simultaneous expansion of the expansible layer. A three-dimensional edge effect can be obtained using different color layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Dominique Devidal
  • Patent number: 10300726
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-sensitive recording body that is excellent in high-speed recording properties, that makes it possible to perform high-quality image recording with a high sensitivity even at a low thermal energy, and that is excellent in printability and economy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Daichi Terada, Koichi Watanabe, Shuichi Kanedai, Kenji Kijima, Junpei Kozuka
  • Patent number: 10301492
    Abstract: A method of using recorded matter is provided. The method includes conveying a recorded matter at a relative humidity of 40% or less, where the recorded matter includes a recording medium and a recorded layer on the recording medium. The recorded layer includes an organic solvent, a colorant, and a resin. The organic solvent includes a hexanediol and a propylene glycol. The resin includes an acrylic resin and a urethane resin, where a mass ratio of the urethane resin to the acrylic resin ranges from 0.1 to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Sakaguchi, Takashi Tamai, Shun Saito, Sayuri Kojima
  • 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: 10286689
    Abstract: A UV printed transferrable material and a method for producing the same are disclosed. For example, the UV printed transferrable material includes a first liner, a UV ink layer on top of the first liner in a desired image, a primer layer on top of the UV ink layer, wherein the UV ink layer and the primer layer are cured, and a second liner on top of the primer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chu-heng Liu, Jason M. LeFevre, Seemit Praharaj, Douglas K. Herrmann, Paul J. McConville
  • Patent number: 10272707
    Abstract: This invention relates to a conductive thermal image receiver element that has an aqueous coatable dye-receiving layer. The dye-receiving layer comprises a conductive polymeric material, a dispersant, one or more surfactants, one or more antifoamers, a water-dispersible release agent, a crosslinking agent, and a polymer binder matrix consisting essentially of a water-dispersible polyester and a water-dispersible acrylic polymer. This invention also relates to a method for making this thermal image receiver element as well as method for using it to provide a dye image by thermal transfer from a donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Lianne Heath, Laura B. Hopps, John P. Olscamp, Walter E. Scott
  • Patent number: 10272708
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a thermosensitive recording material and a method for manufacturing the same. The thermosensitive recording material includes, on a support, a thermosensitive recording layer containing a polyvinyl alcohol and a color development component; and a protective layer containing a resin component, in this order from the support side. At least one of the thermosensitive recording layer or the protective layer further contains a styrene-isoprene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Masayoshi Fujita, Yasuo Enatsu, Yoshihisa Hashi
  • Patent number: 10265985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-sensitive recording material, comprising a supporting substrate and a heat-sensitive color-forming layer, which contains at least one color former and at least one phenol-free color developer, characterized in that the at least one color developer is a compound of formula (I), wherein Ar is an aryl residue, a heteroaryl residue, or a benzyl residue and Y is an aryl residue, a heteroaryl residue, a benzyl residue, an aryloxy residue, a heteroaryloxy residue, a benzyloxy residue, an arylamino residue, a heteroarylamino residue, or a benzylamino residue. The invention further relates to a method for producing said heat-sensitive recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Horn
  • Patent number: 10265986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal sublimation paper which can be printed with inks containing a sublimatable dye, in particular ink-jet inks, in which paper a hydrophilic thermal transfer layer to be printed is formed on a porous base paper. Thermoplastic particles with an average particle size of between 0.3 and 5 ?m and a melting point of between 35° C. and 190° C. are present in the thermal transfer layer. This thermal sublimation paper can be advantageously produced as follows: an aqueous coating slip is applied to a porous base paper having a Cobb value of between 55 and 150 g/m2, in particular between 70 and 150 g/m2, in a paper-making or coating machine, online or offline, said aqueous coating slip containing thermoplastic particles and constituents suitable for forming a hydrophilic thermal transfer layer, and a drying step is subsequently carried out in order to obtain the thermal sublimation paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz Kuhne, Claus Jurisch
  • Patent number: 10265987
    Abstract: Paper is disclosed for use in making repositionable or removable adhesive labels. The adhesive can be applied in patches or discrete areas to the paper or to a layer of material that cleans rollers in the manufacturing line and/or in printers. The adhesive can be applied in single or multiple layers. The paper is light weight paper and preferably thermal paper for use in POS printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Joel Van Boom, William R. Krahl, Jeff Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 10265984
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a novel crystal form of N-(2-(3-phenylureido)phenyl)benzenesulfonamide, which is crystalline modification thereof specified by an X-ray diffraction diagram having peaks at diffraction angles (2?±0.1°) of 23.60°, 20.80°, 12.24° and 13.80° in a powder X-ray diffractometry using Cu-K? ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakai, Shuntaro Kinoshita
  • 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: Jürgen Jung, Rene Geelen, Anouschka Depla, Walther Wouters
  • Patent number: 10259942
    Abstract: The present invention provides trisazo dyes of formula (V), wherein A, M and R1, R2, R3, R4 are as defined in the specification, processes for their preparation, recording liquids and liquid dye preparations containing them and their use in inks as well as processes for applying them and printed articles comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DFI Chem GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Baettig, Damien Moigno
  • Patent number: 10254906
    Abstract: The transfer film includes a temporary support, a resin layer, and a cover film in this order, in which when the cover film is peeled from the resin layer, a surface of the cover film that contacted the resin layer has surface roughnesses SRz and SRa of equal to or less than 130 nm and equal to or less than 8 nm respectively that are measured based on JIS-B0601-2001.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Gotoh, Morimasa Sato