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).

  • Patent number: 7380500
    Abstract: A process for the offset printing of a receiving medium with a functional pattern comprising in any order the steps of: applying a printing ink to a printing plate and wetting the printing plate with an aqueous fountain medium containing a solution or a dispersion containing at least one moiety having at least colouring, pH-indicating, whitening, fluorescent, phosphorescent, X-ray phosphor or conductive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20070092703
    Abstract: A method for preparing a tamperproof ID document comprising in order the steps of a) providing an ID document having at least one image on at least one outermost surface of said ID document; b) printing or coating a curable liquid on at least one of said outermost surfaces of said ID document thereby forming an outermost layer on said printed or coated outermost surface at least partially covering said at least one image; and c) curing said outermost layer; wherein said curable liquid comprises a polymerizable and/or a polymeric abherent agent and said printed or coated outermost surface is the surface of a layer or foil exclusive of porous pigment. Also disclosed is an ID document wherein the surface of an outermost layer at least partially covering an image on the ID document has a surface energy of less than 28 mN/m; and the use of an abherent agent-comprising curable composition to provide ID-documents with a substantially non-printable and substantially non-laminatable abhesive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Patent number: 7097899
    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: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20060093798
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20060055761
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20060054040
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20050235852
    Abstract: An offset printing process comprising the steps of: applying a hydrophilic phase to a printing plate with an oleophilic phase, the hydrophilic phase comprising at least one moiety having at least colouring, pH-indicating, whitening, fluorescent, phosphorescent, X-ray phosphor or conductive properties, and applying the hydrophilic phase applied to the printing plate to a receiving medium thereby realizing a functional pattern of the at least one moiety having at least colouring, pH-indicating, whitening, fluorescent, phosphorescent, X-ray phosphor or conductive properties on the receiving medium, wherein the oleophilic and hydrophilic phases are either applied separately from an ink and a fountain medium or are applied together in the form of a single fluid ink, the single fluid ink consisting of a dispersing phase and a dispersed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Patent number: 6890584
    Abstract: A non-dye containing flexographic ink containing a polymer or copolymer of a 3,4-dialkoxythiophene in which the two alkoxy groups may be the same or different or together represent an optionally substituted oxy-alkylene-oxy bridge, a polyanion and a latex binder in a solvent or aqueous medium, characterized in that the polymer or copolymer of a 3,4-dialkoxythiophene is present in a concentration of at least 0.1% by weight in the ink and that the ink is capable of producing a colorimetrically additive transparent print; a method of preparing the flexographic ink; and a flexographic printing process therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Frank Louwet, Rafaƫl Samijn, Jean-Pierre Tahon, Roger Van den Bogaert
  • Patent number: 6837959
    Abstract: A method for the manufacturing of a tamper proof carrier of information is disclosed comprising a support and an opaque porous ink receiving layer. The carrier comprises at least two sets of information, preferably a first set representing general information or security print, and a second set representing personalized information. The ink receiving layer is rendered transparent by impregnation with a UV curable lacquer whereby the underlying information is revealed. Upon UV curing its mechanical properties are improved. The finished information carrier is preferably cut in a set of multiple identification cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Bart Aerts, Luc Leenders
  • Patent number: 6759175
    Abstract: An method is disclosed for on-site preparation of a relief image comprising the following steps: (a) laminating a material comprising, in the order given, a first peelable support (1), an image recording layer (2) and an adhesive layer (3) onto a UV-sensitive material comprising a support (7), an UV-sensitive layer (6) wherein the adhesive layer (3) is laminated to the UV-sensitive layer (6); (b) image-wise exposing the image recording layer (2) to form a mask; (c) flood exposing the UV-sensitive material through the mask; (d) developing the UV-sensitive material; wherein the peelable support (1) is removed either before step (b), (c) or (d). Steps (a) to (d) are performed within a period of less than 2 months. As a result the extent of monomer diffusion from the UV-sensitive layer to the image recording layer is reduced. Additionally the adhesion between the image recording layer and the UV-sensitive material is optimised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20040083913
    Abstract: A process for the offset printing of a receiving medium with a functional pattern comprising in any order the steps of: applying a printing ink to a printing plate and wetting the printing plate with an aqueous fountain medium containing a solution or a dispersion containing at least one moiety having at least colouring, pH-indicating, whitening, fluorescent, phosphorescent, X-ray phosphor or conductive properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems
  • Publication number: 20040053017
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20030213550
    Abstract: A method for the manufacturing of a tamper proof carrier of information is disclosed comprising a support and an opaque porous ink receiving layer. The carrier comprises at least two sets of information, preferably a first set representing general information or security print, and a second set representing personalized information. The ink receiving layer is rendered transparent by impregnation with a UV curable lacquer whereby the underlying information is revealed. Upon UV curing its mechanical properties are improved. The finished information carrier is preferably cut in a set of multiple identification cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Bart Aerts, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20030144465
    Abstract: A non-dye containing flexographic ink containing a polymer or copolymer of a 3,4-dialkoxythiophene in which the two alkoxy groups may be the same or different or together represent an optionally substituted oxy-alkylene-oxy bridge, a polyanion and a latex binder in a solvent or aqueous medium, characterized in that the polymer or copolymer of a 3,4-dialkoxythiophene is present in a concentration of at least 0.1% by weight in the ink and that the ink is capable of producing a colorimetrically additive transparent print; a method of preparing the flexographic ink; and a flexographic printing process therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Louwet Frank, Rafael Samijn, Jean-Pierre Tahon, Roger Van den Bogaert
  • Patent number: 6383692
    Abstract: A material is disclosed which is suitable for making a flexographic printing plate and comprises in the order given a base, a photopolymer layer and a photothermographic or thermographic recording layer which contains an organic silver salt. By image-wise exposing the recording layer, a photomask is obtained through which the photopolymer layer can be subsequently exposed. Using a suitable solvent, the (photo)thermographic recording layer can be removed and the unexposed areas of the photopolymer layer can be washed out simultaneously in a single development step. The relief image thus obtained can be used as a print master for flexographic printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Ronn Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6358668
    Abstract: A material is disclosed which is suitable for making a flexographic printing plate and comprises in the order given a base, a photopolymer layer, a barrier layer wherein the main component is a polymer different from gelatin, and an ink receiving layer wherein the main component is gelatin. An image having a high optical density can be printed on the ink receiving layer by image-wise jetting a water-based ink because the gelatin in the ink receiving layer has excellent ink receptivity and because the barrier layer reduces diffusion of monomers from the photopolymer layer to the ink receiving layer. The image present in or on the ink receiving layer can then be used as a photomask for the subsequent flood exposure of the photopolymer layer. After processing, a flexographic printing plate is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Ronn Andriessen, Leo Oelbrandt
  • Publication number: 20020009672
    Abstract: A direct-to-plate flexographic printing plate precursor is disclosed comprising in the order given, a flexible support, a photopolymerizable layer containing an elastomeric binder, an image recording layer comprising a thermoplastic binder and optionally a cover layer characterized in that said image recording layer and said photopolymerizable layer can be liquefied so that they can be penetrated to a depth of at least 5% at a temperature of 110° C. by a ballpoint probe having a diameter of 3 mm, which is subjected to a force of 0.1N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Frank Ruttens, Guy Damen, Luc Leenders
  • Publication number: 20010038975
    Abstract: An method is disclosed for on-site preparation of a relief image comprising the following steps:
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Leenders
  • Patent number: 6162493
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the preparation of a heat mode recording element of the DRAW type (Direct Read After Write), said process comprising the following steps:(A) providing a material having following layer arrangement, in order:(1) a transparent support optionally subbed,(2) a thin metal layer coated from an aqueous medium containing metal particles,(3) a coated single top layer curable by radiation,(B) radiation curing said coated single top layer (3).In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the metal layer is a bismuth layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Eddie Daems, Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6156416
    Abstract: A transfer foil comprising a support with a thickness equal to or lower than 75 .mu.m and, directly adjacent to the support, an image receiving layer with a polymeric binder and having thickness d, a cohesive force F.sub.coh and adhering to the support with a force F.sub.rel characterised in that F.sub.rel >F.sub.coh. Preferably between the support and the image receiving layer a release layer is present.The cohesive force of the image receiving layer is controlled by adding a "promotor for cohesive break" to the layer. Such a promotor is selected from the group consisting of spacing particles with an average volume diameter d.sub.v50 >0.9d, waxes, polymers, different from the polymeric binder and cross-linking agents for the polymeric binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Werner Op de Beeck, Luc Van Steen