Patents by Inventor Eddie Daems

Eddie Daems 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: 20110219972
    Abstract: A method for making a flexographic printing master includes the steps of providing a flexographic printing support: applying image-wise on the flexographic printing support subsequent layers of radiation curable liquid by an inkjet printing device whereby one or more applied layers are immobilized using a curing device before one or more subsequent layers are applied, such that a relief with a top hat profile is obtained; and grinding the relief so that the height DT of a top hat segment is reduced. An imaging apparatus includes structure to perform the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Publication number: 20110219973
    Abstract: A method for making a flexographic printing master includes the steps of providing a flexographic printing support; providing an inkjet printing device; applying a mesa relief on the flexographic printing support with the inkjet printing device; and applying an image relief with the inkjet printing device on the mesa relief. A method for making a flexographic printing master includes the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Chris Gullentops, Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Publication number: 20110126760
    Abstract: A method for making a flexographic printing master includes a first step of providing a flexographic printing support; a second step of applying image wise with a first resolution a layer of a radiation curable liquid partially covering the printing side of the support; a third step of flood exposing the applied radiation curable layer to fully cure the layer; and a fourth step of image wise laser engraving the cured layer with a second resolution which is higher than the resolution of the second step. An imaging apparatus can perform the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Patent number: 7927689
    Abstract: Information carrier precursor comprising a rigid sheet or support; a receiving layer configuration comprising at least one layer; and at least one substance, optionally provided pattern-wise, capable of and available for interacting in situ with at least one species diffusing through the receiving layer configuration to produce a functional species, wherein at least one layer of the receiving layer configuration is opaque, porous, has the capability of being rendered substantially transparent by penetration by a lacquer provided at the outermost surface of the receiving layer configuration and comprises at least one pigment and at least one binder; a method for producing the above-mentioned information carrier precursor; a method for producing an information carrier; and information carriers produced therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa-Gavaert N.V.
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Michel Werts
  • Publication number: 20100201039
    Abstract: A method of making a flexographic printing forme includes the steps of: (1) providing a flexographic support; (2) applying a powder layer on said the support; (3) imagewise jetting a curable composition on the powder layer; (4) at least partially curing the jetted curable composition; (5) repeating steps (2) to (4) until the total thickness of the powder layers is greater than 100 ?m; (6) removal of the powder not embedded in the imagewise jetted and at least partially cured composition; and (7) optionally overall post curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Patent number: 7771816
    Abstract: Information carrier precursor comprising: a rigid sheet or support and a receiving layer configuration comprising at least one layer, wherein at least one layer of the receiving layer configuration is opaque, porous, has the capability of being rendered substantially transparent by penetration by a lacquer provided at the outermost surface of the receiving layer configuration and comprises at least one pigment, at least one binder and a pattern-wise applied diffusion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of silicones substituted with a polyalkyleneoxy-group, anionic surfactants having a fluoroalkyl-group with at least 7 carbon atoms and/or an alkyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or an alkenyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or two alkyl groups with at least 8 carbon atoms and cationic surfactants having a fluoroalkyl-group with at least 7 carbon atoms and/or an alkyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or two alkyl groups with at least 8 carbon atoms; a method for producing the abo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20100196827
    Abstract: A method of making a flexographic printing sleeve forme includes the steps of forming a sleeve body by providing one or more at least partially cured uniform layers on a sleeve carrier; forming a relief image on the sleeve body by imagewise jetting a curable jetting fluid; and optionally overall post-curing; characterized in that between formation of the sleeve body and formation of the relief image no polishing or grinding is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20100009285
    Abstract: A method of making a flexographic printing form precursor for laser engraving including the steps of (i) providing at least one layer of a curable composition on a substrate; (ii) curing the at least one layer; wherein the curable composition defining an outermost layer includes at least 0.5% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition of an organo-silicon compound including at least one polymerizable group; and a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer having three or less polymerizable groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20100007692
    Abstract: A 3D-inkjet printing method includes the steps of a) providing two or more fluids having a different composition to an inkjet printer; b) mixing the two or more fluids in a controlled amount; c) jetting the mixture of the two or more fluids with the inkjet printer onto a support; d) at least partially curing the jetted mixture by actinic radiation or electron beam; and e) repeating steps b) to d) in order to build a 3D-relief on the support. The method is capable of printing 3D-objects with inkjet fluid sets in an inkjet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Luc Vanmaele, Eddie Daems, Frank De Voeght, Etienne Van Thillo
  • Patent number: 7625959
    Abstract: A curable jettable liquid for manufacturing a flexographic printing plate comprising at least one photo-initiator, at least one monofunctional monomer, at least 5 wt % of a polyfunctional monomer or oligomer and at least 5 wt % of a plasticizer both based on the total weight of the curable jettable liquid capable of realizing a layer after curing having an elongation at break of at least 5%, a storage modulus E? smaller than 200 MPa at 30 Hz and a volumetric shrinkage smaller than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics, N.V.
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20090241788
    Abstract: A coating device for coating a peripheral surface of a sleeve body with a coating formulation includes a vertical support column for supporting a sleeve body in a vertical position coaxial with a coating axis, a carriage slideable along the vertical support column, and an annular coating stage attached to the carriage and moveable therewith for containing the coating formulation and for coating a layer of the coating formulation onto the peripheral surface of the sleeve body during a sliding movement of the carriage along the vertical support column. The coating device includes an irradiation stage that is arranged to be moveable with the annular coating stage and to provide radiation to at least partially cure the layer of coating formulation onto the peripheral surface so as to prevent flow off of the coating formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Willem Mues, Jackie Duprez, Bart Verhoest, Hilbrand Vanden Wyngaert, Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Publication number: 20090041937
    Abstract: A method for inkjet printing includes, in order, the steps of a) providing an ink-receiver; b) jetting an image on the ink-receiver with a curable inkjet ink; and c) jetting and curing on the image an outermost layer of a curable liquid; wherein the curable liquid contains a silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compound in an amount between 20 wt % and 99.6 wt % based on the total weight of the curable liquid and the silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compounds are either absent or present in the curable inkjet ink in a concentration of less than 20 wt % based on the total weight of the curable inkjet ink. A curable inkjet ink set includes curable inkjet inks and one curable liquid wherein the curable liquid contains a silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compound in an amount between 20 wt % and 99.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Patent number: 7465370
    Abstract: An information carrier comprising a support and a receiving layer is disclosed, together with the method of preparation. The information carrier further comprises (optionally personalized) information applied, preferably by ink jet printing, on the receiver layer, and a new type of watermark, obtained by applying pattern-wise a curable varnish and curing it, and by curing an overall applied curable lacquer. One of the varnish and the lacquer have the ability upon penetration into the receiving layer of changing its transparency, thus creating a transparent watermark on an opaque background, or creating a opaque watermark on an transparent background. The finished information carrier is preferably cut in a set of multiple identification (ID) cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20080250973
    Abstract: A method for inkjet printing includes, in order, the steps of a) providing an ink-receiver having an image thereon; b) forming on the ink-receiver a layer of a first curable liquid and curing the layer; and c) forming an outermost layer of a second curable liquid only on the cured first curable liquid and at least partially covering the image; wherein the second curable liquid contains an abherent agent which is absent in the first curable liquid and wherein at least one of the first and second curable liquids is inkjet printed. Also, a polymerizable abherent agent may be used in a curable liquid to prevent falsification of an ID document. Also, a set of curable liquids for inkjet printing includes a first curable liquid and a second curable liquid wherein the second curable liquid contains an abherent agent which is absent in the first curable liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20080192102
    Abstract: A method of ink-jet printing comprising in order the steps of: a) providing a coated ink-receiving layer containing a polymeric binder and a curable compound; b) at least partially curing the coated ink-receiving layer according to a first image; and c) jetting at least one ink-jet ink on the ink-receiving layer according to a second image partially overlapping with the first image. The method can be advantageously used to provide authentication marks to a product, e.g. a security document or a product packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20080192103
    Abstract: A method of ink-jet printing an authentication mark on an article including, in orders the steps of: a) providing an article including an ink-receiving layer; b) applying a curable fluid on an ink-receiving layer according to a first image; c) at least partially curing the curable fluid; and d) jetting at least one ink-jet ink on the ink-receiving layer according to a second image partially overlapping with the first image. The method can be advantageously used to generate a security document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders, Hans Strijckers
  • Patent number: 7401552
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexographic printing master comprising the steps of: (a) providing an ink-receiver surface; (b) jetting a curable jettable fluid on the ink-receiver surface characterized in that the curable jettable fluid comprises at least one photo-initiator, at least one monofunctional monomer, at least 5 wt % of a polyfunctional monomer or oligomer and at least 5 wt % of a plasticizer both based on the total weight of the curable jettable liquid capable of realizing a layer after curing having an elongation at break of at least 5%, a storage modulus E? smaller than 200 MPa at 30 Hz and a volumetric shrinkage smaller than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics N.V.
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20080135623
    Abstract: Information carrier precursor comprising a rigid sheet or support; a receiving layer configuration comprising at least one layer; and at least one substance, optionally provided pattern-wise, capable of and available for interacting in situ with at least one species diffusing through the receiving layer configuration to produce a functional species, wherein at least one layer of the receiving layer configuration comprises at least one pigment, at least one binder, opaque porous parts capable of being rendered substantially transparent by penetration by a lacquer provided at the outermost surface of the receiving layer configuration and non-porous transparent parts; a method for producing the above-mentioned information carrier precursor; a method for producing an information carrier; and information carriers produced therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20080135624
    Abstract: Information carrier precursor comprising: a rigid sheet or support and a receiving layer configuration comprising at least one layer, wherein at least one layer of the receiving layer configuration is opaque, porous, has the capability of being rendered substantially transparent by penetration by a lacquer provided at the outermost surface of the receiving layer configuration and comprises at least one pigment, at least one binder and a pattern-wise applied diffusion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of silicones substituted with a polyalkyleneoxy-group, anionic surfactants having a fluoroalkyl-group with at least 7 carbon atoms and/or an alkyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or an alkenyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or two alkyl groups with at least 8 carbon atoms and cationic surfactants having a fluoroalkyl-group with at least 7 carbon atoms and/or an alkyl group with at least 10 carbon atoms and/or two alkyl groups with at least 8 carbon atoms; a method for producing the abo
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20080138641
    Abstract: Information carrier precursor comprising a rigid sheet or support; a receiving layer configuration comprising at least one layer; and at least one substance, optionally provided pattern-wise, capable of and available for interacting in situ with at least one species diffusing through the receiving layer configuration to produce a functional species, wherein at least one layer of the receiving layer configuration is opaque, porous, has the capability of being rendered substantially transparent by penetration by a lacquer provided at the outermost surface of the receiving layer configuration and comprises at least one pigment and at least one binder; a method for producing the above-mentioned information carrier precursor; a method for producing an information carrier; and information carriers produced therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Michel Werts