Patents by Inventor Dirk Quintens

Dirk Quintens has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220281254
    Abstract: A laser markable label or tag including a polyester film comprising a polyester resin, an optothermal converting agent, a laser markable polymer and titaniumdioxide, characterized in that the amount of titaniumoxide is at least 3 wt % relative to the total weight of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Dirk Kokkelenberg, Peter Bries, Dirk Quintens
  • Patent number: 9597913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image receiving material for offset printing comprising a support and an image receiving layer, the image receiving layer comprising a porous pigment and an aqueous dispersion of a polymer particle characterized in that the image receiving layer further comprises a copolymer comprising alkylene and vinyl alcohol units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Publication number: 20150284524
    Abstract: A method for preparing a barrier film includes the steps of providing a substrate; applying in a single coating step a polymer latex on the substrate to form a single layer of the polymer on the substrate; and drying the single layer of the polymer; characterized in that the single layer has a dry coating weight (DCW) of at least 20 g/m2 of polymer and is dried at a dry temperature (Td) of at least the film formation temperature (Tf) of the polymer latex at a relative humidity (RH) according to the following formula: RH=15+1.25*DCW.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Anouschka Depla, Willem Mues, Peter Bries, Dirk Quintens
  • Patent number: 8974876
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printable paper comprising a water-resistant support having two optionally subbed sides and a single layer on at least one of said optionally subbed sides, wherein said single layer has no substantial compositional variation, has a layer thickness of at least 3 ?m, a pore volume of at least 1.2 mL/m2 and comprises at least one porous pigment. Also disclosed is a process for producing such a printable paper and use thereof in printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Franky Kokkelenberg
  • Publication number: 20130209783
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image receiving material for offset printing comprising a support and an image receiving layer, the image receiving layer comprising a porous pigment and an aqueous dispersion of a polymer particle characterized in that the image receiving layer further comprises a copolymer comprising alkylene and vinyl alcohol units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 8357447
    Abstract: A printable paper comprising a water-resistant support having two optionally subbed sides and a single layer on at least one of said optionally subbed sides, wherein said single layer has no substantial compositional variation, has a layer thickness of at least 3 ?m, a pore volume of at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Publication number: 20120321784
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printable paper comprising a water-resistant support having two optionally subbed sides and a single layer on at least one of said optionally subbed sides, wherein said single layer has no substantial compositional variation, has a layer thickness of at least 3 ?m, a pore volume of at least 1.2 mL/m2 and comprises at least one porous pigment. Also disclosed is a process for producing such a printable paper and use thereof in printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Franky Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 8329784
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched film including i) mixing a linear polyester having monomer components consisting essentially of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, an aliphatic diol and optionally an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, a non-crosslinked random SAN-polymer and one or more additional ingredients to produce a mixture, ii) forming the mixture produced in step i) in a thick film followed by quenching; iii) stretching the thick film at a temperature between the glass transition temperature of the SAN-polymer and the glass transition temperature of said linear polyester to at least twice the initial length, and (iv) further stretching the film at an angle substantially 90° to the previous stretching process to at least twice the initial length and at 90° C. or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Luc Leenders
  • Patent number: 8088474
    Abstract: A non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched self-supporting non-laminated polymeric film, the film comprising linear polyester as a continuous phase and dispersed uniformly therein an amorphous high polymer comprising at least one chain-polymerized block with a higher glass transition temperature than the glass transition temperature of the continuous phase and isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene), wherein the linear polyester consists essentially of aromatic dicarboxylate and aliphatic dimethylene monomer units, wherein the combined concentration of the uniformly dispersed amorphous high polymer and isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) in the film is 5 to 35% by weight; the use of the above-described non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film in synthetic paper; an image recording element comprising the above-described non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film; and a process for producing a transparent pattern comprising the step of: image-wise application of heat optionally supplement
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Peter Bries
  • Patent number: 8034541
    Abstract: A process for producing a non-transparent microvoided self-supporting film comprising the steps of: i) mixing at least one linear polyester having together monomer units consisting essentially of terephthalate, isophthalate and aliphatic dimethylene with the molar ratio of isophthalate monomer units to terephthalate monomer units being at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Quintens
  • Publication number: 20110133359
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched film including i) mixing a linear polyester having monomer components consisting essentially of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, an aliphatic diol and optionally an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, a non-crosslinked random SAN-polymer and one or more additional ingredients to produce a mixture, ii) forming the mixture produced in step i) in a thick film followed by quenching; iii) stretching the thick film at a temperature between the glass transition temperature of the SAN-polymer and the glass transition temperature of said linear polyester to at least twice the initial length, and (iv) further stretching the film at an angle substantially 90° to the previous stretching process to at least twice the initial length and at 90° C. or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: DIRK QUINTENS, LUC LEENDERS
  • Publication number: 20090239057
    Abstract: A printable paper comprising a water-resistant support having two optionally subbed sides and a single layer on at least one of said optionally subbed sides, wherein said single layer has no substantial compositional variation, has a layer thickness of at least 3 ?m, a pore volume of at least 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Franky Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 7575314
    Abstract: A radiation curable ink-jet printing process is disclosed, exhibiting consistent image quality on a wide variety of different ink-receivers. The ink-jet printing process includes the steps of: a) providing an ink-receiver; b) providing a surface layer on at least a portion of the ink-receiver with a dotsize control fluid; c) jetting at least one radiation curable ink-jet ink droplet to the surface layer on the ink-receiver; characterized in that the dotsize control fluid contains a surfactant, a film forming polymeric resin and an inorganic filler, wherein the ratio P/F is greater than 3.0, with P being the weight % of film forming polymeric resin and F being the weight % of inorganic filler, both based on the total weight of the dotsize control fluid, and the surfactant is present in the surface layer in the range of 0.1 to 20% by weight based on the total dry weight of the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics, N.V.
    Inventors: Guido Desie, Dirk Quintens
  • Patent number: 7498125
    Abstract: A non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched self-supporting non-laminated polymeric film, the film comprising linear polyester as a continuous phase and dispersed uniformly therein an amorphous high polymer with a higher glass transition temperature than the glass transition temperature of the continuous phase and/or a crystalline high polymer having a higher melting point than the glass transition temperature of said continuous phase, wherein said linear polyester consists essentially of aromatic dicarboxylate and aliphatic dimethylene monomer units; the polymeric film has an optical density measured in transmission with a visible filter; and at least 50% of the optical density is due to microvoids; the use of the non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film as a synthetic paper; an image recording element comprising the non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film; and a process for obtaining a transparent pattern therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Quintens
  • Publication number: 20080251181
    Abstract: A film consisting essentially of a continuous phase linear polyester matrix having dispersed therein a non-crosslinked random SAN-polymer and dispersed or dissolved therein at least one ingredient from the group of ingredients consisting of inorganic opacifying pigments, whitening agents, colorants, UV-absorbers, light stabilizers, antioxidants and flame retardants, wherein the film is white, microvoided, non-transparent and axially stretched; the linear polyester matrix has monomer units consisting essentially of at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid, at least one aliphatic diol and optionally at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and the weight ratio of the linear polyester to the non-crosslinked SAN-polymer is in the range of 2.0:1 to 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20080254396
    Abstract: A process for producing a non-transparent microvoided self-supporting film comprising the steps of: i) mixing at least one linear polyester having together monomer units consisting essentially of terephthalate, isophthalate and aliphatic dimethylene with the molar ratio of isophthalate monomer units to terephthalate monomer units being at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Dirk Quintens
  • Publication number: 20080254397
    Abstract: A permanent transparent pattern in a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film; a layer configuration comprising the permanent transparent pattern in a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film exclusive of foam; a non-transparent microvoided thermally transparentizable axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film; and a process for obtaining a permanent transparent pattern comprising the step of: image-wise application of heat optionally supplemented by the application of pressure to the non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20080241435
    Abstract: A non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched self-supporting non-laminated polymeric film, the film comprising linear polyester as a continuous phase and dispersed uniformly therein an amorphous high polymer comprising at least one chain-polymerized block with a higher glass transition temperature than the glass transition temperature of the continuous phase and isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene), wherein the linear polyester consists essentially of aromatic dicarboxylate and aliphatic dimethylene monomer units, wherein the combined concentration of the uniformly dispersed amorphous high polymer and isotactic poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) in the film is 5 to 35% by weight; the use of the above-described non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film in synthetic paper; an image recording element comprising the above-described non-transparent microvoided biaxially stretched film; and a process for producing a transparent pattern comprising the step of: image-wise application of heat optionally supplement
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Peter Bries
  • Publication number: 20080241769
    Abstract: A film consisting essentially of a continuous phase linear polyester matrix having dispersed therein a non-crosslinked random SAN-polymer and dispersed or dissolved therein at least one ingredient from the group of ingredients consisting of inorganic opacifying pigments, whitening agents, colorants, UV-absorbers, light stabilizers, antioxidants and flame retardants, wherein the film is white, microvoided, non-transparent and axially stretched; the linear polyester matrix has monomer units consisting essentially of at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid, at least one aliphatic diol and optionally at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and the weight ratio of the linear polyester to the non-crosslinked SAN-polymer is in the range of 2.0:1 to 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk QUINTENS, Peter Bries
  • Publication number: 20080238086
    Abstract: A security document comprising a plurality of self-supporting polymeric films and layers therebetween and thereon, said plurality of self-supporting polymeric films comprising a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film exclusive of foam and having a permanent transparent pattern; and a process for producing a security document with a permanent transparent pattern comprising the step of: image-wise application of heat optionally supplemented by the application of pressure to a security document precursor comprising a plurality of self-supporting polymeric films and layers therebetween and thereon, said plurality of self-supporting polymeric films comprising a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film exclusive of foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Dirk Quintens