Patents Examined by Helene Klemanski
  • Patent number: 10047287
    Abstract: Improvements in methods for manufacturing glow in-the-dark targets are disclosed. This provides an ink that produces images that will glow in the dark for an extended period of time after the ink has been exposed to natural or artificial light. This can be used for flexographic printing, offset printing, gravure printing, and screen printing applications. The ink includes a phosphorescent pigment and optionally includes a colorant on a substrate of paper, plastic or metal. The phosphorescent pigment material is not coated prior to mixing with other ink components. The pigment material has a particle diameter size of about 600 mesh to about 1500 mesh. The ink includes a colorant (optional), a thermoplastic resin binder, a charge-controlling agent, a release agent, as well as the phosphorescent pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Douglas Buckley
  • Patent number: 10047235
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a method for encoding liquid ink with a biomarker which can be traced back to a specific inkjet printer. In one embodiment, an aqueous solution containing a biomarker is combined with a volume of liquid ink. The biomarker comprises a nucleic acid. An ordering of nucleobases forming that nucleic acid has a code sequence. In one embodiment hereof, the nucleic acid is constructed using a code sequence which contains, at least in part, the device specific serial number of the inkjet printer. The encoded liquid ink is added to an inkjet printer and the code sequence encoded in that ink is associated with that particular inkjet printer. The inkjet printer is then used to deposit the encoded ink onto a media substrate. In other embodiments, a fluorescent marker is also added with the volume of liquid ink such that the ink fluoresces under an ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Jeremy Brook Lewis
  • Patent number: 10047880
    Abstract: A porous metallic coating is provided. The coating is characterized by a combination of optimized properties that improve coating performance, as measured by heat transfer efficiency. The porous coating has optimal ranges for properties such as porosity, particle size and thickness, and has particular applicability in boiling heat transfer applications as part of an air separations unit. The porous coatings are derived from slurry-based formulations that include a mixture of metallic particles, a binder and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Zigui Lu, Sang Muk Kwark, Joseph M. Corpus, Jonathan A. Lane, David P. Potempa, Maulik R. Shelat
  • Patent number: 10047233
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a magenta pigment blend, a magenta ink, and a method of formulation a magenta pigment blend. The magenta pigment blend can be a first pigment including a solid solution of Pigment Violet 19 and Pigment Red 122, or Pigment Red 282; and a second pigment including Pigment Red 150. The weight ratio of the first pigment to the second pigment can be from 50:50 to 80:20 by pigment solids content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Larrie Deardurff, Jayprakash C. Bhatt, Cory J. Ruud, Sterling Chaffins, Matthew Thornberry
  • Patent number: 10040959
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to inkjet inks and related methods. The inkjet ink includes water, from 5 wt % to 50 wt % of an organic solvent system, from 2 wt % to 9 wt % pigment solids, from 0.1 wt % to 3 wt % polyurethane binder, and from 0.4 wt % to 1.5 wt % of an oleyl or stearyl type polyoxyethylene glycol ether surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Larrie Deardurff, Jayprakash C. Bhatt, Sterling Chaffins, Cory J. Ruud
  • Patent number: 10040956
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are purified surfactant formulations including purified short-chain fluorosurfactant and iodide additive and a two-part coating kit having the same and a silver nanowire formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Teresa Ramos, Lin Zhang, Lily Pay
  • Patent number: 10041149
    Abstract: A nickel-free white CuZn alloy. The alloy includes the following alloying elements: from 63.0 to 67.0% of Cu, from 0.01 to 0.15% of Pb, from 0.01 to 0.2% of Fe, from 1.3 to 2.5% of Al, from 12.0 to 15.0% of Mn, a balance of Zn, and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Diehl Metall Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Gaag, Florian Seuss
  • Patent number: 10040960
    Abstract: There are provided a silver ink composition which is capable of forming metallic silver having sufficient electrical conductivity without carrying out a heat treatment at high temperatures; and a conductor and communication device which are obtained using this silver ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Sekiguchi, Keiko Omata
  • Patent number: 10035920
    Abstract: The present application discloses biopolymer-based ink formulations that are useful for inkjet printing and other applications. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David Kaplan, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Miaomiao Yang
  • Patent number: 10035185
    Abstract: A method is provided for casting an article such as a blade having an attachment root and an airfoil, the airfoil having a proximal end and a distal end. The method comprises introducing a molten alloy into a mold; and varying a composition of the introduced alloy during the introduction so as to produce a compositional variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip M. Shah, Alan D. Cetel
  • Patent number: 10036097
    Abstract: This invention relates to a conductive-coating bath comprising an aqueous solution containing (A) a copper compound, (B) a complexing agent, (C) an alkali metal hydroxide, (D) a C2-5 aliphatic polyalcohol compound, and (E) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of reducing compounds having a —COOM group, wherein M is hydrogen, an alkali metal, or a —NH4 group, and reducing saccharides having six or more carbon atoms. The present invention provides a composition for forming a conductive coating having excellent properties as a base layer for electroplating, which is effectively used to form a uniform decorative coating having excellent appearance by electroplating on a non-conductive plastic molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Junji Yoshikawa, Yukiya Takeuchi, Koji Kita
  • Patent number: 10028897
    Abstract: Provided is a removable tattoo ink that is composed of colored micro-particles that create permanent tissue markings, such as tattoos. The micro-particles include an inner core housing a bio-absorbable chromophore and an outer shell, which includes polystyrene sulfonate and polyallylamine hydrochloride and is designed for rupture with ultrasonic energy. The micro-particles can be implanted in the tissue of a subject, for example to create a tattoo and ruptured in situ by the application of ultrasonic energy to remove the tattoo. Also provided are methods of making the colored micro-particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ULTRA INK, INC.
    Inventors: Blake Codner, Mark Codner, Tianhe Zhang, Cong Guo, Anthony Guebert, Xujing Sun
  • Ink
    Patent number: 10030158
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ink composition suitable for applications onto solar cells. Specifically, the invention describes several compositions, using nickel/silicon alloys which have been found to be particularly effective contact metallization of emitter layers. The ratio of nickel to silicon in claimed invention is in the range of 0.1:1 to 1:0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsiq Materials Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Dixon, Jose Pedrosa, Kai Man Kerry Yu, Chih-Hao Yu
  • Patent number: 10026531
    Abstract: The present invention provides R-T-B based alloy powders, wherein R represents at least one rare earth element, and T represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of ferrum and cobalt. The R-T-B based alloy powders have main phase grains, grain boundary phases and additive phases. The main phase grains are composed of R2T14B and have an average grain size of 200 nm or more and 500 nm or less. The grain boundary phases are richer in R than the main phase grains. With respect to any cross section of the R-T-B based alloy powders, the coverage of the main phase grains defined by equation 1 with the grain boundary phases with a roundness defined by equation 2 being 0.1 or more and 0.6 or less, is 10% or more and 40% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Okuda
  • Patent number: 10023462
    Abstract: Disclosed are Niobium Nitride film forming compositions, methods of synthesizing the same, and methods of forming Niobium Nitride films on one or more substrates via vapor deposition processes using the Niobium Nitride film forming precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Clément Lansalot-Matras, Julien Lieffrig, Jooho Lee, Wontae Noh
  • Patent number: 10023756
    Abstract: Provided is a solid drawing material containing at least a resin, waxes, a pigment and an extender, wherein it further contains at least one selected from dibasic acids having 12 to 30 carbon atoms and derivatives thereof, and the resin is at least one selected from rosin and modified products thereof, terpene resins and modified products thereof, petroleum resins, maleic acid resins and derivatives thereof, coumarone.indene resins and derivatives thereof, and isoprene base resins. The solid drawing material can draw smoothly, darkly and finely pictures not only on smooth and non-absorbing surfaces of art paper, coated paper, milk packs, plastics such as PET, metal, glass, white boards, and the like, but also on eyebrows, lips, skins and the like as well as ordinary papers such as wood free paper, drawing paper and copier paper and which can readily be erased from the non-absorbing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Huyen Nguyen Thi Thanh, Tatsuya Murata, Motohiro Kasai, Katsunori Kitazawa, Masaaki Matsumoto, Kiyoshi Fujisawa, Kiyohiko Kobayashi, Yumi Morooka
  • Patent number: 10023942
    Abstract: A titanium alloy, components formed thereof, and methods of use are provided. Embodiments of the alloy may be useful in the energy extraction environment. Components formed of the alloy may include subsea or land-based components associated with oil and gas production and drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Schutz, Birendra C. Jena
  • Patent number: 10011729
    Abstract: An ink is provided. The ink includes a quinacridone pigment and an organic solvent having a solubility parameter of from 9.00 to 11.80 in an amount of from 30% to 60% by mass of total mass of the ink. Both a viscosity change rate and a particle diameter change rate of the ink, before and after the ink is heated at 80° C. for 4 weeks in a sealed state, are in the range of from ?5% to 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Yanagawa, Takuya Yamazaki, Takahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10006108
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to new, formable and strong aluminum alloys for making packaging products such as bottles and cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: Wei Wen, Johnson Go, Daehoon Kang
  • Patent number: 9988544
    Abstract: An ink for a piezoelectric driving-type inkjet for printing on a resin-based ink receiving layer formed on one surface of a reflection-type display contains 30% by weight to 75% by weight of a solvent which hardly dissolves the ink receiving layer and 3% by weight to 30% by weight of an alcohol-based solvent which easily dissolves the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kobashi