Patents Examined by Gerard Higgins
  • Patent number: 12017470
    Abstract: There are provided a useful resin composition for a back-surface layer and a heat-sensitive transfer recording material using the same, wherein under the circumstances where the temperature of thermal heads has been increased, the back-surface layer of the formed heat-sensitive transfer recording material has more excellent heat resistance, damage to a thermal head can be alleviated, and durability is excellent in that bleeding is suppressed even if the silicone content is increased. The present invention provides a resin composition for a back-surface layer to be used for forming a back-surface layer of a heat-sensitive transfer recording material, the resin composition containing, as film-forming components, a siloxane-modified urethane- or urea-based resin A, a resin B, and a cross-linking agent C, wherein the resin A contains a polysiloxane component in a range of 5 to 55%, the resin B has at least one active-hydrogen-containing group and has a glass transition point of lower than 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikiyoshi Namura, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Motoaki Umezu
  • Patent number: 12008926
    Abstract: A label is provided with a warning layer coating integrated or applied to a front side of the label. The warning layer coating is not activated by application of heat; rather, the warning layer coating activates upon a directional force (vertical or horizontal puffing) applied to the label after the label was initially adhered to a container, bag, box, and/or object. Upon activation, visible color or a printed warning indicia is visible on a front surface of the label, providing evidence that the label was removed after initial application or providing evidence that the label was attempted to be removed after initial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Shinkle, II, Karolyn Greason
  • Patent number: 11999181
    Abstract: Printing process in which a substrate to be printed is disposed opposite an ink carrier having an ink layer, the ink layer being irradiated regionally by a laser beam, said layer accelerating by absorption of the laser beam in the substrate direction, wherein for laser absorption the ink layer comprises reflective particles, a solvent, and a soluble polymer, wherein the reflective particles have an aspect ratio>25, the aspect ratio being defined as the average particle size/average particle thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Udo Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11993093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a color developer of the formula (I), wherein m and n independently of one another are ?1, Ar1 is an unsubstituted or substituted (hetero) aromatic radical, Ar2 is an unsubstituted or substituted phenyl radical, and Y is at least one (m+n)-times substituted benzene or naphthalene group, and to a heat-sensitive recording material, comprising a supporting substrate and a heat-sensitive color-forming layer containing at least one color former and at least one phenol-free color developer, wherein the at least one color developer is the compound of the formula (I). The invention further relates to a method for producing said heat-sensitive recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Papierfabrik August Koehler SE
    Inventors: Michael Horn, Kerstin Zieringer
  • Patent number: 11993095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat-sensitive recording material comprising an undercoat layer and a heat-sensitive recording layer formed in this order on a support, the undercoat layer containing hollow plastic particles and a binder, the heat-sensitive recording layer containing a leuco dye and a developer, and the heat-sensitive recording material having an elastic modulus of 200 N/mm2 or less as measured by a nanoindentation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakamoto, Kentaro Morofuji, Takashi Takemura
  • Patent number: 11993094
    Abstract: A reversible recording medium according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a recording layer including a leuco pigment as a coloring compound; and a first barrier film that is provided on one surface and a side surface of the recording layer and suppresses mixing of at least one of water or oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuno, Hirohisa Amago, Kazumasa Nomoto, Nobukazu Hirai, Takehisa Ishida
  • Patent number: 11996014
    Abstract: A dual label combination is provided. The label combination includes a label substrate, and the label substrate is die cut with at least three separate labels. The label combination also includes a liner substrate attached to a back side of the label substrate. The label substrate including at least two die cuts with one of the die cuts defining a liner label that corresponds to one of the at least three labels of the label substrate. A back side of the liner substrate includes a coating for imaging on the liner substrate with: inkjet, laser, direct thermal, or thermal transfer printing. The liner label and the corresponding label of the label substrate separable from the label combination by a manufactured pull tab substantially centered at a bottom of the liner label of the liner substrate and the corresponding label of the label substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Roger Francoeur, Timothy Darren Livingston
  • Patent number: 11993879
    Abstract: A unique and distinctive adhesive pattern is applied to a base web, such as a nonwoven web. The adhesive pattern can include a plurality of treated discrete areas that can extend parallel in the longitudinal direction of the web. Each treated discrete area can include a head portion connected to a tail portion. The head portion, in one embodiment, can have a greater amount of adhesive composition based on mass per area in relation to the amount of adhesive composition contained in the tail portion. The overall length of the treated discrete area can be relatively short in relation to adhesive patterns produced in the past using conventional slot coating processes. The adhesive pattern provides a secure attachment to an adjoining material and can provide various processing advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Niedt, Walter Hagy, Kyle Barriger, Joe Sina, Daniel J. Grassl
  • Patent number: 11981156
    Abstract: To provide a thermal transfer sheet capable of preventing print omission from occurring on a transfer layer to be transferred and producing of a print having a good gloss. A back face layer 20 is provided on one surface of the substrate 1 and a transfer layer 10 is provided on the other surface of the substrate, the transfer layer 10 has a single-layer or layered structure including a protective layer 5, the back face layer contains spherical particles 25, and when the surface of the back face layer is observed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at a magnification of 5000 times, the proportion of the total of the projected areas of the spherical particles is 1.8% or more and 20% or less based on the area of the entire observed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroto Matsui
  • Patent number: 11975554
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal transfer sheet enabling printing suitability on high temperature printing to be good. A thermal transfer sheet 100 in which either one or both of a colorant layer 3 and a transfer layer 10 are provided on one face of a substrate 1, and a back face layer 20 is provided on the other face of the substrate 1, wherein a back face primer layer 25 is provided between the substrate 1 and the back face layer 20, and the back face primer layer 25 contains at least one component selected from a silicone resin, a siloxane cross-linked resin, and a silica-introduced resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroto Matsui
  • Patent number: 11975553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-sensitive recording material comprising a carrier substrate, which is black or coloured on at least one side, and a thermoresponsive layer on the at least one black or coloured side of the carrier substrate, wherein the thermoresponsive layer comprises nanoparticles of at least one cellulose ester, and to a method for producing this material, and to a heat-sensitive recording material that can be obtained by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Papierfabrik August Koehler SE, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
    Inventors: Maximilian Nau, Markus Biesalski, Michael Horn
  • Patent number: 11964994
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes a perovskite of A2BX4, where A includes an R-form of a chiral molecule of at least one of and/or an S-form of the chiral molecule, B includes a cation, X includes an anion, R1 includes a first carbon chain having between 2 and 5 carbon atoms, R2 includes at least one of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a carboxylic acid group, an alkoxy group, and/or a second carbon chain, and R3 includes a third carbon chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Matthew C. Beard, Haipeng Lu, Annalise Elizabeth Maughan, Joseph Jonathan Berry, Zeev Valentine Vardeny, Chuanxiao Xiao, Volker Wolfgang Blum, David Brian Mitzi
  • Patent number: 11958308
    Abstract: A sheet for thermal printing is provided, which may include: a first layer including: a sheet material dyed in a specific color; and a second layer coextensive with the first layer and including a plurality of particles randomly and evenly arranged per a thickness unit and per an area unit of the second layer, the particles being at least partly transmissive to light in the visible light range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: G13 INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION LTD
    Inventors: Iakov Gozman, Dmitrii Derevitskii
  • Patent number: 11951072
    Abstract: A coated glass pharmaceutical package includes a glass body having a Type 1 chemical durability according to USP 660, at least a class A2 base resistance or better according to ISO 695, and at least a type HGB2 hydrolytic resistance or better according to ISO 719, the glass body having an interior surface and an exterior surface and a wall extending therebetween. A lubricous coating having a thickness of less than or equal to 90 nm may be positioned on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the glass body but not on any portion of the interior surface. The portion of the coated glass package with the lubricous coating comprises a coefficient of friction that is at least 20% less than an uncoated glass package and the coefficient of friction does not increase by more than 30% after undergoing a depyrogenation cycle including exposure to a temperature of 250° C. for a time period of 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons, Natesan Venkataraman, Ronald Luce Verkleeren
  • Patent number: 11945249
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosensitive recording medium having a high degree of water resistance and excellent surface qualities. The thermosensitive recording medium has a thermosensitive recording layer comprising a colorless or pale colored basic leuco dye and an electron accepting developing agent on a substrate, but does not have a protective layer on the thermosensitive recording layer, and the thermosensitive recording layer further comprises (i) a carboxy-modified polyvinyl alcohol as a binder, (ii) an epichlorohydrin resin and a modified polyamine/amide resin (excluding those contained in the category of epichlorohydrin resin) as crosslinking agents, and (iii) an acrylic resin with a glass transition temperature (Tg) of lower than or equal to 50 degree C. and a minimum film forming temperature (MFT) of higher than or equal to 40 degree C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kawasaki, Yoshimi Midorikawa, Kenji Hirai
  • Patent number: 11945248
    Abstract: A recording method includes a colored ink adhering step of adhering a colored ink composition to an intermediate transfer medium by an ink jet method to form a recording region A, a clear ink adhering step of adhering a clear ink composition to at least a portion of a recording medium to form a region B, and a transfer step of transferring an image formed in the recording region A to the region B of the recording medium by heating in a state where the recording region A of the intermediate transfer medium faces the region B of the recording medium. The colored ink composition contains a sublimation dye, a water-soluble organic solvent, and water, and the intermediate transfer medium has a peeling layer containing a resin having a glass transition point of 100° C. or more and 200° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Katsuko Aoki
  • Patent number: 11945251
    Abstract: A direct thermal and thermal transfer label combination is provided. The label includes a substrate, and the substrate includes a thermal print coating applied to a front side of the substrate. The label also includes a liner attached to a backside of the substrate along a first side of the liner. Further, an aqueous resin-based thermal transfer coating is applied to a second side of the liner. The front side of the label is capable of being imaged through direct thermal printing while the second side of the liner represents an opposite side of the label that is capable of being imaged through thermal transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Roger Francoeur, Timothy Darren Livingston
  • Patent number: 11939259
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to coated glass articles which reduce glass particle formation caused by glass to glass contact in pharmaceutical glass filling lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Frederick Bayne, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Kyle Christopher Hoff, Jamie Lynne Morley, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Chandan Kumar Saha, Christopher Lee Timmons
  • Patent number: 11932048
    Abstract: Proposed are a pigment-type hot stamping foil, a method of manufacturing the same, and a hot-stamped member including the pigment-type hot stamping foil. The pigment-type hot stamping foil includes a carrier film layer, a release layer formed on a lower surface of the carrier film layer, a pigment-type colored coloring layer formed on a lower surface of the release layer, a pigment-type white coloring layer formed on a lower surface of the pigment-type colored coloring layer, a primer layer formed on a lower surface of the pigment-type white coloring layer, a metal deposition layer formed on a lower surface of the primer layer, and an adhesive layer formed on a surface of the metal deposition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GEOCHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juwon Kim, Yukyung Shin, Wonkyu Na
  • Patent number: 11932041
    Abstract: Printing process in which a substrate to be printed is disposed opposite an ink carrier having an ink layer, the ink layer being irradiated regionally by a laser beam, said layer accelerating by absorption of the laser beam in the substrate direction, wherein for laser absorption the ink layer is admixed with reflective particles and as soluble polymer having a weight average (Mw) molecular weight of greater than 250 000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Heliosonic GmbH
    Inventor: Udo Lehmann