Patents Examined by P. R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 4965119
    Abstract: Novel two-faced roofing tape for forming a lap joint with adjacent roofing membranes wherein opposed edges of the tape are tapered.In accordance with the preferred aspect of this invention for weatherproofing the roofs of buildings and the like, the roofing membrane is also tapered along the lap joint edge(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Erol Sancaktar
  • Patent number: 4911977
    Abstract: A recording member comprises a condensation product of an isocyanate compound and a polyether-polyol. A recording member comprises a substrated and an ink-receiving layer formed thereon in which a condensation product of an isocyanate compound and a polyether-polyol is contained. A recording member comprises a condensation product of an isocyanate compound and a polyether-polyol as main component and is in the form of a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidemasa Mouri, Michiaki Tobita, Naonobu Eto
  • Patent number: 4888240
    Abstract: A high strength self-consolidating particle comprised of a particulate substrate, a substantially cured inner resin coating and a fusible curable outer resin coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventors: John W. Graham, A. Richard Sinclair
  • Patent number: 4886774
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultraviolet curable/ultraviolet protective overcoating for application to heat and/or pressure sensitive record materials known to undergo degratory effects when exposed to ultraviolet radiation within a known "photodegratory" wavelength range. The overcoatings of the invention generally contain a first additive which promotes curing of the overcoating by UV radiation outside of the "photodegratory" range and a second additive which remains present within the cured overcoat and serves to absorb or otherwise prevent transmission of UV radiation within the "photodegratory" range. Additionally, the overcoatings of the invention may contain a third additive capable of acting as a free radical scavenger within the cured overcoating, thereby preventing or minimizing certain degratory effects of free radicals within or adjacent to the cured overcoating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Alfred Doi
  • Patent number: 4883379
    Abstract: An erroneously recorded image among recorded images on a recording medium is corrected by a correction sheet comprising an adhesive layer on a support. The adhesive layer is heated to develop an adhesive force and caused to adhere to the error image and peel the error image when the correction sheet is separated from the recording medium. The adhesive layer comprises a laminate structure including a separation prevention layer and an upper layer, and the separation prevention layer is in charge of cohesion strength, intimate adhesion to support and flexibility under heating of the adhesive layer. Because of the laminate adhesive layer structure, the correction sheet allows for adequate correction of an error image even on a recording medium with poor surface smoothness without causing correction failure, such as reverse transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuguhiro Fukuda, Hiroshi Sato, Kazuhiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 4882310
    Abstract: An improved heat-sensitive recording material having a substrate and a heat-sensitive recording layer formed thereon which contains a colorless or light-colored basic dye and a color developer to color said basic dye upon contact by heating, said heat-sensitive recording layer being formed by applying a coating dispersion containing prismatic calcium carbonate comprising single particles each having such a particle size that the average length is 1 to 6 .mu.m and the average breadth is 0.1 to 0.6 .mu.m. The heat-sensitive recording material does not generate any foreign matter to contaminate the recording head and it does not cause reduction in the whiteness of the recording layer with the lapse of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Kanzaki Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Arai, Masaharu Nojima, Ritsuo Mandoh
  • Patent number: 4882218
    Abstract: A thermal transfer recording medium having two heat softening layers is disclosed. The heat softening layers each contain a polyoxyethylated compound. The recording medium is improved not only in a high speed printing properties but also in a quality of characters printed on a transferee medium having a rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Koshizuka, Takao Abe
  • Patent number: 4879166
    Abstract: A carrier medium for a coloring matter, which comprises an ink absorbent and a substance present on the surface of the absorbent, which has an adsorptivity of from 20 to 100 mg/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Misuda, Takafumi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 4877688
    Abstract: An ink jet recording sheet which comprises a transparent support and, provided thereon, at least one ink-receiving layer which is a light transmission layer containing an emulsion polymerized composition can form a color image of high resolution and high color density and the recorded sheet is suitable for overhead projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Senoo, Takeshi Yamasaki, Yasuo Satoh, Mamoru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 4877680
    Abstract: A recording medium comprising a substrate and a non-porous ink receiving layer is provided. The ink receiving layer contains a water-insoluble polymer containing a cationic resin. The recording medium may be employed for recording by attaching droplets of a recording liquid thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakaki, Ryuichi Arai, Takashi Akiya, Shigeo Toganoh, Masahiko Higuma, Naonobu Eto, Hidemasa Mouri, Michiaki Tobita, Masahiko Ishida, Shunzo Kono
  • Patent number: 4877686
    Abstract: Treated base material for recording. The recording sheet for ink-jet printing according to the invention includes, in its coating, a polyhydroxylic polymeric binder with the hydroxyl groups in the cis position, which has been gelled or coagulated with boric acid and/or its derivatives during coating, and a filler with a high absorption capacity. Application to recording paper for ink-jet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme: Aussedat-Rey
    Inventors: Claude R. Riou, Georges M. Gidon
  • Patent number: 4877678
    Abstract: The printing sheet of the invention comprises a base sheet and two successive coating layers provided thereon, of which the first coating layer, which serves as a water-absorbing layer, is formed of a dispersion of a powdery highly water-absorptive resin, e.g., poly(sodium acrylate), in a polymeric vehicle and the second coating layer, which serves as a water absorption-controlling layer, is formed of a dispersion of an inorganic powder such as silica in a polymeric vehicle. By virtue of the adequately controlled velocity and capacity of water absorption, the printing sheet can give a very satisfactory printed matter in respect of the color density and sharpness of the printed patterns when it is used in printing on an ink-jet printer by using an aqueous ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Hasegawa, Satoshi Tamura, Takashi Wakashima, Isao Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 4877681
    Abstract: This invention provides a heat-sensitive transfer layer which comprises a substrate and a heat-melting ink layer provided to one surface of said substrate, characterized by providing, between said substrate and heat-melting ink layer, an interlayer which breaks away within itself by separation under heat at the time of heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hanada, Masashi Sawamura, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Nihashi, Tsuneo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4875961
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive transfer medium comprising a support, and a transfer layer comprising at least a non-flowable ink layer and an adhesive layer, said two layers being provided in that order from the support side. The transfer medium can give a print image of a high quality on a rough paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Oike Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Oike, Motoshige Yanagimachi
  • Patent number: 4874652
    Abstract: A perforated web-like bituminous roofing material comprising a perforated, bituminized carrier, at the side facing, in the condition of use, the roof area to be coated, is provided with a metal foil leaving clear the perforations in the bituminized carrier. The roofing material can be manufactured by finishing one side of a perforated bituminized carrier with fine sprinkling material and coating the other side with an imperforate metal foil, and subsequently removing the metal foil at the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: B.V. Asphalt-en Chemische Fabrieken Smid and Hollander
    Inventor: Jan Hollander
  • Patent number: 4871408
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image recording material for recording images in three dimensions and a three-dimensional image processing method using the said recording material. In forming the recording material, thermoexpansive microspheres each formed by encapsulating a low boiling, vaporizable substance into a microcapsule of a thermoplastic resin are applied onto sheet together with a binder. In forming a three-dimensional image, a desired image is formed on the thermoexpansive coating layer according to an electrophotographic method and then irradiated with light, whereby the toner image area is heated selectively and so that thermoexpansive coating layer expands to raise the image. Then, a laminate film having a heat transferable coloring material layer is put thereon followed by the application of heat and pressure to color the raised image area in a desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Honma, Sanji Inagaki, Kazuyoshi Hara
  • Patent number: 4871609
    Abstract: A multicolor thermosensitive image transfer sheet comprising (i) a substrate and (ii) a plurality of thermofusible ink layers, formed thereon side by side, each thermofusible ink layer comprising a thermofusible ink component having a different color and a different surface tension from the colors and surface tensions of the ink components in the other thermofusible ink layers, and a multicolor thermosensitive image transfer recording method of obtaining multicolored images by transferring imagewise the thermofusible ink layers of the multicolor thermosensitive image transfer recording medium to a receiving sheet in the sequential order from the highest to the lowest, or from the lowest to the highest, critical surface tension of the thermofusible ink components are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Nobuo Mochizuki, Kunichika Morohoshi
  • Patent number: 4871407
    Abstract: A sheet-like image recording material capable of forming a three-dimensional image. The image recording material comprises a sheet-like base material, a thermoexpansive coating layer formed by applying thermoexpansive microspheres onto the base material surface together with a binder, the thermoexpansive spheres being each formed by encapsulating a low boiling, vaporizable substance into a microcapsule of an thermoplastic resin, and a film layer bonded releasably onto the surface of the coating layer or the base material surface on the side where the coating layer is not provided. A toner image of a desired original image is formed on the film layer according to a electrophotographic method and then irradiated with light, whereby the toner image portion is heated selectively, so that the thermoexpansive layer expands to raise the image, thus affording a three-dimensional image. The toner image can be removed by peeling the film layer from the sheet-like image recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Honma, Kazuyoshi Hara
  • Patent number: 4869941
    Abstract: An indication element with a protective layer which comprises a receiving medium having an image in a desired pattern on one side thereof, said image being formed by transferring a transferable colored ink of a thermal transfer ink sheet to said receiving medium preferably by means of a thermal printer; and a laminating material laminated to the image-bearing side of said receiving medium, at least the surface layer of said receiving medium on the image-bearing side or at least the surface layer of said laminating material on the side in contact with said receiving medium being compatible with the vehicle of said transferable colored ink. The indication element has a clear image without defects caused by flowing of the image formed on the receiving medium. The production of the indication element can be automatized due to the formation of an image by means of a thermal printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Fuji Kagakushi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sadayuki Ohki
  • Patent number: 4868581
    Abstract: There are disclosed an ink-receiving composite polymer material wherein a nonvolatile organic compound is caused to penetrate into and diffuse through an ink-receiving polymer forming, from any one surface side thereof, and a recording medium for ink-jet recording wherein a nonvolatile organic compound is caused to penetrate into and diffuse through an ink-receiving layer, from the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Cannon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidemasa Mouri, Michiaki Tobita, Naonobu Eto, Masahiko Ishida, Shunzo Kouno, Takashi Akiya, Shigeo Toganoh, Masahiko Higuma, Mamoru Sakaki, Ryuichi Arai