Patents Examined by Sathavaram I Reddy
  • Patent number: 10280321
    Abstract: An ink includes a pigment, a wax, a water soluble solvent including a solvent having an SP value of from 9.0 to 11.0, and water, wherein the mass ratio of the content of the wax in the ink to the content of the solvent having an SP value of from 9.0 to 11.0 is in a range of from 1.0:2.5 to 1.0:25.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Matsuyama, Hiroshi Gotou, Michihiko Namba, Hidetoshi Fujii, Amika Sagara, Kazukiyo Nagai, Tomoyuki Shimada, Shigeyuki Harada, Yoshiki Yanagawa, Akiyoshi Sabu, Yuusuke Koizuka, Masayuki Fukuoka, Takuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10203620
    Abstract: Toner contains a binder resin, a releasing agent, and a tri- or higher metal salt, wherein the toner has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 7,000 to 10,000, a ratio of the weight average molecular weight (Mw) to a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 5 or less, and an acid value of from 6 mgKOH/g to 12 mgKOH/g, wherein the binder resin is a polyester resin, wherein the releasing agent is a monoester wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Naito, Kazumi Suzuki, Yoshitaka Yamauchi, Masashi Nagayama, Hisashi Nakajima, Saori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10190009
    Abstract: An aqueous black ink composition that contains a colorant represented by formula (1) and one or more colorants (B-a) to (B-t). The ink composition is stable even when stored for a long period of time, has a low chroma and tint-free neutral black-to-gray color even when printing a deep color or light color, has a high printed image density, exhibits no change in hue when printed on different media, and produces a black recorded image having particularly excellent recorded image color development properties, light resistance, ozone gas resistance and moisture resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke Ono, Yumi Shiratori, Yasuaki Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10173455
    Abstract: A printed image is disclosed wherein the image may be in the form of an array of magnetically aligned platelets or flakes that may by uniform in shape and size and wherein the flakes are arranged in a particularly manner to form optically illusive images useful as security devices, or useful in beam steering applications. In one embodiment of this invention printed array is disclosed a plurality of concentric rings of magnetically aligned platelets disposed upon a substrate in the form of a Fresnel structure, preferably a Fresnel reflector. Advantageously, since the magnetic field can be controlled with respect to strength and direction, one can easily design a field that will correct for spherical aberration that would otherwise be present in a typical Fresnel reflector. In other embodiments of the invention optically illusive images of funnels, domes and cones are printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Paul G. Coombs, Charles T. Markantes, Alberto Argoitia, Roger W. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10160248
    Abstract: A processing fluid contains a water soluble cation polymer having a quaternary ammonium cation in the main chain, either of one of phosphoric acid-based inorganic salt and p-tert-butyl benzoate, and water, wherein the phosphoric acid-based inorganic salt is either of one of disodium monohydrogen phosphate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium polyphosphate, dipotassium monohydrogen phosphate, and potassium dihydrogen phosphate, wherein the water soluble cation polymer accounts for 40% by weight to 60% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shosuke Aoai, Michihiko Namba
  • Patent number: 10125294
    Abstract: In an adhesive sheet, temperature dependence of a relative dielectric constant that is determined by a test for evaluating temperature dependence is equal to or less than 30%, and a 180° peel strength determined by a test for evaluating adhesiveness is equal to or greater than 0.20 N/mm. The adhesive sheet can inhibit the occurrence of malfunctioning of a capacitance-type touch panel in an environment of a wide temperature range from a low temperature to a high temperature, and can be included in a laminate for a touch panel and a capacitance-type touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Mitamura, Michihiro Shibata, Shinya Ogikubo
  • Patent number: 10119043
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet ink contains: a) a color pigment; b) an alkoxylated fluorosurfactant; and c) an ethoxylated oligomer having a molecular weight smaller than 400; and has a static surface tension at 25° C. of no more than 28 mN·m; and a viscosity between 5 and 12 mPa·s at 32° C. at a shear rate of 1,000 s?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 10017653
    Abstract: An aqueous pigment ink composition having high scratch resistance and good ejection properties and redispersibility, an ink jet recording method using the aqueous pigment ink composition, and a colored substance including the aqueous pigment ink composition. The ink composition includes a colorant, a resin, and water. The colorant includes a coloring matter that is substantially insoluble in water. The resin is a polymer produced by polymerization of at least one monomer represented by the following formula (1) in which R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R2 denotes a methyl group, a C8 alkyl group, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Akira Kawaguchi, Maiko Iuchi, Ha Sai, Toru Ishii
  • Patent number: 10005236
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method and inkjet compositions are disclosed. The method includes selectively depositing by inkjet printing, layer by layer, a first composition and a second composition onto a receiving media from different dispensers to form polymerizable deposited layers. The first composition includes one or more free-radical polymerizable compounds and a cationic photoinitiator and is devoid of compounds able to undergo cationic photopolymerization within the first composition. The second composition includes one or more cationic polymerizable compounds and is devoid of cationic photoinitiators. At least one of the compositions includes a radical photoinitiator. The method further includes exposing the deposited layers to actinic radiation to initiate polymerization of the free-radical polymerizable compounds and the cationic polymerizable compounds within the deposited layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: STRATASYS LTD.
    Inventors: Ira Yudovin-Farber, Eduardo Napadensky, Avi Levy, Daniel Dikovsky
  • Patent number: 10005253
    Abstract: A seal-healing material that is used to form fuel tanks and other fuel containing items uses a pair of reagents disposed within multiple individual cells on either side of a polymer film with other polymer films forming the outer boundaries of each set of cells. The reagents, when mixed, chemically react to form a sealant. An elastomeric sheet is bound to each polymer film such that a fibrous material is disposed between each polymeric film and elastomeric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Harry R Luzetsky, Kyle Bates
  • Patent number: 10002483
    Abstract: A method of visualizing a latent image includes: preparing a latent image composed of a plurality of paramagnetic seeds immobilized on a base in the form of an image, and a dispersion liquid of paramagnetic colloidal particles; immersing the latent image in the dispersion liquid of paramagnetic colloidal particles; and applying a magnetic field to the latent image and the dispersion liquid of paramagnetic colloidal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Adarsh Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9957157
    Abstract: A new approach to fabricating regularly patterned nano-scale structures, by self assembly of the structures is disclosed, where a pattern of nano-lines are deposited on a substrate and nano-structures are grown by self assembly in regions between the lines to form regular or patterned nano-scale structures, which are ideally suited for the construction nano-scale materials, nano-scale electronic devices and other nano-scale objects, apparatuses or devices. The invention also relates to methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: University of Houtson System
    Inventors: Gemunu H. Gunaratne, Girish Nathan, Donald J. Kouri, Pradeep Sharma, Fazle Hussain, Feng Shi
  • Patent number: 9957362
    Abstract: The present invention employs the printable process to fabricate a multi-layered laminate gas barrier film. According to an embodiment of the present invention, after providing a plastic substrate, a first organic layer is printed with a first pattern on the plastic substrate. A first inorganic layer is printed to the first organic layer, filling up openings within the first pattern of the first organic layer and covering a surface of the first organic layer. A second organic layer is printed with a second pattern on the first inorganic layer. A second inorganic layer is printed to the second organic layer, filling up openings within the second pattern of the second organic layer and covering a surface of the second organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Liang-You Jiang, Pao-Ming Tsai, Jhen-Hao Jiang
  • Patent number: 9931667
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for printing a wood material board, in particular a wood fiber material board, by means of a digital printing process. The method includes the steps of (a) printing at least one side of a wood material board by means of digital printing technology, forming a decorative layer; (b) applying a protective layer containing at least one resin, at least one radiation-curable varnish and/or at least one polyurethane to the decorative layer of the wood material board; and (c) pre-drying and/or pre-gelling the protective layer applied to the decorative layer of the wood material board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 9902865
    Abstract: An ink composition contains (component A) a high-molecular-weight polymerization initiator having a weight-average molecular weight of equal to or greater than 1,000, (component B) a polymerizable compound, and (component C) a colorant, in which the component A has an acylphosphine oxide structure, and the acylphosphine oxide structure is linked to a main chain or a core of the component A on the side of an acyl group thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Shimono, Reiko Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 9884470
    Abstract: A laminate structure is provided which includes a first polymeric substrate laminated to a second polymeric substrate. A primer coating comprising the reaction product of polyethyleneimine and formaldehyde is included on the surface of the first polymeric substrate which is subsequently printed with an ink or toner image prior to lamination to the second polymeric substrate. The primer coating provides good toner and/or ink adhesion to the polymeric substrate. The primer coating also provides improved bond strength upon lamination of the first and second polymeric substrates as well as providing water resistance to the laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Michelman, Inc.
    Inventor: Baptiste Regnier
  • Patent number: 9862847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a discharge method which makes it possible to appropriately perform discharge even when a head for discharging microdroplets having a size of equal to or less than 6 pL that is necessary for controlling a residual film (forming a thin film and achieving uniformity) is used, and makes it possible to obtain an excellent pattern having excellent release properties. The discharge method is an inkjet discharge method including discharging a photocurable composition in the form of liquid droplets having a size of equal to or less than 6 pL, in which the composition satisfies the following (a) to (c), (a) containing a fluorine-containing material in a proportion of equal to or less than 4% by mass of the composition; (b) having a surface tension of 25 mN/m to 35 mN/m; and (c) containing a solvent having a boiling point of equal to or less than 200° C. in an amount of 5% by mass of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Goto, Tadashi Oomatsu, Hirotaka Kitagawa, Yuichiro Enomoto, Kenichi Kodama
  • Patent number: 9857895
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a transparent substrate, a first ink layer, a shading layer, and a decorative layer. The transparent substrate has a visible region and an non-visible region. The non-visible region is located at the peripheral of the visible region. The first ink layer is disposed on the non-visible region of the transparent substrate. The shading layer is disposed on the first ink layer. The decorative layer is disposed on a portion of the first ink layer and located between the first ink layer and the shading layer. The optical density of the first ink layer is between 0.3 and 0.67.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Fu-Yu Su, I-Chung Hsu, Liqiang Huang
  • Patent number: 9855783
    Abstract: A device comprising a laminate (2) comprising at least two layers (31, 32, 33, 34, 35) and a plurality of electronic components (5, 6, 7, 8) disposed between two layers. At least one of the layers (31, 34) supports conductive tracks (10, 11) arranged to connect electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NOVALIA LTD.
    Inventor: Kate Stone
  • Patent number: 9845536
    Abstract: A touch screen panel includes a substrate and a transparent electrode. The transparent electrode is disposed on a display area of the substrate and includes an adhesion layer, a metal layer disposed on the adhesion layer and a protecting layer disposed on the metal layer. A thickness of the metal layer is about 150 ? to about 250 ?. A thickness of the adhesion layer or a thickness of the protecting layer is about 50 ? to about 140 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jae-Wook Kang, Hyun-Jae Na