Patents by Inventor Hubertus Van Aert

Hubertus Van Aert 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: 20210130581
    Abstract: A near infrared (NIR) laser processable resin based article comprising a specific optothermal converting. The specific optothermal converting has an improved thermal stability and therefore renders the preparation of the resin based article more reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tim Desmet, Faima Lazreg, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 10982035
    Abstract: A polyurethane resin having an anionic group and a polyalkylene oxide in a side chain thereof is obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a polyether diol, a polyol containing an anionic group, and a polyisocyanate, and the polyester polyol is obtained by reacting an aromatic polycarboxylic acid and a polyol. The polyurethane resin can be used as binder in an ink jet ink and provides excellent scratch and solvent resistance of printed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Ellen Bertels, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20200369903
    Abstract: A liquid set for inkjet recording, includes (i) an aqueous treatment liquid including a polyurethane resin obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a diol containing a quaternary N-atom or tertiary amino group, and a polyisocyanate, wherein the quaternary N-atom or tertiary amino group is present in a side chain of the carbon chain linking the two hydroxyl groups of the diol, and the polyester polyol is obtained by reacting a polyol and an aromatic polycarboxylic acid; and (ii) an aqueous inkjet ink including a colorant. A method for inkjet printing includes using the liquid set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Ellen BERTELS, Marie LEHERICEY
  • Publication number: 20200369881
    Abstract: An aqueous polyurethane resin having a cationic group in a side chain thereof is obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a polyisocyanate, and a diol containing a quaternary N-atom or amino group, the quaternary N-atom or amino group being not present in the carbon chain between the two hydroxyl groups of the diol. The polyester polyol is obtained by reacting an aromatic polycarboxylic acid and a polyol. The polyurethane resin is suitable as a resin in treatment liquids for inkjet printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Ellen BERTELS
  • Publication number: 20200369902
    Abstract: An aqueous pigment dispersion includes at least one dispersing agent having the general formula: The aqueous pigment dispersion can be used in an aqueous inkjet ink which is useful for printing on textile fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Hubertus VAN AERT, Luc DECOSTER
  • Publication number: 20200369879
    Abstract: An aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion includes a cationic group and a polyalkylene oxide in a side chain thereof. The polyurethane resin is obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a polyether diol, a polyol containing a quaternary N-atom or tertiary amino group, and a polyisocyanate. The polyester polyol is obtained by reacting an aromatic polycarboxylic acid and a polyol. The polyurethane resin is suitable as a resin in treatment liquids of substrates and images made by inkjet printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Ellen BERTELS
  • Publication number: 20200369880
    Abstract: A radiation curable polyurethane resin includes an ionic group, a polyalkylene oxide in a side chain thereof, and a (meth)acrylate or (meth)acrylamide having a hydroxyl functional group. The polyurethane resin is obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a polyether diol, a polyol containing an ionic group, a (meth)acrylate or (meth)acrylamide having a hydroxyl functional group, and a polyisocyanate. The polyester polyol is obtained by reacting a polycarboxylic acid and a polyol. The radiation curable polyurethane resin can be used as binder in an aqueous ink jet ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Ellen BERTELS, Johan LOCCUFIER, Sara MATHEUSSEN
  • Patent number: 10807397
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method for decorative surfaces includes jetting an image on a first thermoplastic foil with one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks, at least partially UV curing the jetted image on the first thermoplastic foil, inserting a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer between a second thermoplastic foil and the first thermoplastic foil with the at least partially UV cured image facing the layer containing the vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer. At least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is a transparent thermoplastic foil. The one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contains a polymerizable composition having 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Jens Lenaerts, Hubertus Van Aert, Nadine Willems
  • Patent number: 10767063
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet ink for forming a colour upon heat treatment includes a) an immobilized leuco dye; b) a colour developing agent or colour developing agent precursor; and c) optionally an opthothermal converting agent; wherein the leuco dye is immobilized by being covalently bonded to polymeric particles or by being included in the core of capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals, Hubertus Van Aert, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Publication number: 20200266312
    Abstract: A backsheet for a photovoltaic module includes a support, an adhesive layer provided on one side of the support, and an outer layer provided on the other side of the support, characterized in that at least one of the adhesive layer and the outer layer is coated from an aqueous composition, and the aqueous composition includes a water soluble or dispersible binder and a water dispersible core/shell polyisocyanate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Geert VERCRUYSSE, Hanne VERWAEST, Carlo UYTTENDAELE, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Publication number: 20200238245
    Abstract: A composition includes a capsules having an improved solvent and heat resistance. The capsules are prepared via interfacial polymerization between a polyisocyanate including at least one substituted or unsubstituted arylene or heterearyl group and a compound including an active hydrogen. The capsules include a leuco dye and may be used in laser markable compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fabienne GOETHALS, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Patent number: 10723106
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes, in order, the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks on the first thermoplastic foil; b) applying on the inkjet printed image a second thermoplastic foil carrying a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer with the layer facing the inkjet printed image on the first thermoplastic foil; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is transparent, and the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contain a polymerizable composition having: 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Jens Lenaerts, Nadine Willems, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Publication number: 20200189250
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes, in order, the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks on the first thermoplastic foil; b) applying on the inkjet printed image a second thermoplastic foil carrying a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer with the layer facing the inkjet printed image on the first thermoplastic foil; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is transparent, and the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contain a polymerizable composition having: 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenic
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jens LENAERTS, Nadine WILLEMS, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Patent number: 10625494
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes, in order, the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks on the first thermoplastic foil; b) applying on the inkjet printed image a second thermoplastic foil carrying a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer with the layer facing the inkjet printed image on the first thermoplastic foil; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is transparent, and the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contain a polymerizable composition having: 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Jens Lenaerts, Nadine Willems, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Publication number: 20200087854
    Abstract: An ink jet printing method includes jetting an aqueous ink jet ink onto a fabric containing cellulose fibres followed by a drying step. The ink jet ink includes a polyurethane resin having an anionic group and a polyalkylene oxide in a side chain thereof, wherein the polyurethane resin is obtainable by reacting a polyester polyol, a polyether diol, a polyol or amine containing an anionic group, and a polyisocyanate, and the polyester polyol is obtained by reacting an aromatic polycarboxylic acid and a polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ellen BERTELS, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Publication number: 20200039190
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes, in order, the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks on the first thermoplastic foil; b) applying on the inkjet printed image a second thermoplastic foil carrying a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer with the layer facing the inkjet printed image on the first thermoplastic foil; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is transparent, and the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contain a polymerizable composition having: 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenic
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: Agfa NV, Unilin BVBA
    Inventors: Jens LENAERTS, Nadine WILLEMS, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Publication number: 20200031151
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method for decorative surfaces includes jetting an image on a first thermoplastic foil with one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks, at least partially UV curing the jetted image on the first thermoplastic foil, inserting a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer between a second thermoplastic foil and the first thermoplastic foil with the at least partially UV cured image facing the layer containing the vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer. At least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is a transparent thermoplastic foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jens LENAERTS, Hubertus VAN AERT, Nadine WILLEMS
  • Publication number: 20190391495
    Abstract: A method of making a lithographic printing plate includes the steps of (i) image wise exposing a lithographic printing plate precursor with a digitally modulated light source so as to obtain image areas in the exposed parts of the precursor and non-image areas in the non-exposed parts of the precursor, the precursor including a hydrophilic substrate and a photosensitive layer applied onto the substrate, the photosensitive layer including a diazonium compound; and (ii) contacting the exposed precursor with an aqueous solution including a water-soluble hydrophilic polymer and/or surfactant and having a pH between 3 and 9 thereby first removing the photosensitive layer in the non-image areas and depositing the hydrophilic polymer and/or surfactant onto the substrate in the non-image areas of the printing plate precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Peter HENDRIKX, Sam VERBRUGGHE, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Publication number: 20190367758
    Abstract: An inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board uses a solder mask inkjet ink containing a polymerizable adhesion promoter and a phenolic compound including at least two phenolic groups. A high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Hubertus VAN AERT, Johan LOCCUFIER, Marion SAUVAGEOT
  • Publication number: 20190292387
    Abstract: An inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board uses a solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one photo-initiator, at least one free radical polymerizable compound and at least one RAFT compound as adhesion promoter. A high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Fabienne GOETHALS, Hubertus VAN AERT, Rita TORFS, Marion SAUVAGEOT