Patents by Inventor Johan Loccufier

Johan Loccufier 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: 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: 20190367760
    Abstract: A fluid set for textile printing includes an aqueous inkjet ink containing a pigment stabilized by anionic dispersing groups and an aqueous pre-treatment liquid. The aqueous pre-treatment liquid includes a capsule having a core includinq a thermally reactive crosslinker and a polymeric shell stabilized by cationic dispersing groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Luc DECOSTER
  • Publication number: 20190367761
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion of a capsule is composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core, the core includes one or more chemical reactants capable of forming a reaction product upon application of heat and/or radiation and the shell is stabilized by cationic dispersing groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Luc DECOSTER
  • Publication number: 20190367759
    Abstract: An inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit uses a solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one photo-initiator, at least one free radical polymerizable compound and at least one allyl sulfone 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: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Rita TORFS, Marion SAUVAGEOT
  • Publication number: 20190351691
    Abstract: A laser markable article includes a first laser markable layer capable of forming a colour upon exposure to UV radiation, a second and optionally a third laser markable layer capable of forming a colour upon exposure to IR radiation, wherein the second or third laser markable layer includes a specific polymethine infrared radiation absorbing dye (IR dye). A colour laser marking method includes forming a first colour upon exposure to UV radiation and a second and optionally a third colour upon exposure to IR radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: AGFA-GEVAERT NV, AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Fabienne GOETHALS, Faima LAZREG
  • Patent number: 10478795
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing capsules for an in inkjet ink includes the steps of a) preparing a non-aqueous solution of a first shell component for forming a polymeric shell and one or more chemical reactants optionally in an organic solvent having a low miscibility with water and having a lower boiling point than water; b) preparing an aqueous solution of a second shell component for forming the polymeric shell and an amphoteric surfactant; c) dispersing the non-aqueous solution under high shear in the aqueous solution; d) optionally stripping the organic solvent from the mixture of the aqueous solution and the non-aqueous solution; and e) preparing a polymeric shell around the one or more chemical reactants by interfacial polymerization of the first and second shell components for forming the polymeric shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventor: Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10442940
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink set containing a plurality of inkjet inks having a viscosity of no more than 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and a shear rate of 90 s-1, each of the inkjet inks including a) at least one non-polymerizable, non-polymeric bisacylphosphine oxide present in a concentration of no more than 4.0 wt % based on the total weight of the inkjet ink; b) at least one monomer including at least one vinyl ether group and at least one polymerizable group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group and a methacrylate group; and c) at least one polymerizable or polymeric thioxanthone, with the proviso that if the at least one polymerizable or polymeric thioxanthone contains no tertiary amine group, then the inkjet ink further includes at least one tertiary amine co-initiator selected from the group consisting of ethylhexyl-4-dimethylaminobenzoate and a polymerizable co-initiator containing a tertiary amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Publication number: 20190300739
    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 mercapto funtionalized carboxylic acid 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: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Marion SAUVAGEOT, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190276581
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Ellen BERTELS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20190264052
    Abstract: An ink jet ink includes water, a water-soluble organic solvent, a resin, and an anionic heptamethine cyanine dye including a substituted or unsubstituted five or six membered ring in the heptamethine chain, the dye having a maximum absorption between 800 and 1200 nm to increase drying speed and improve image quality when dried with NIR or CIR dryers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Ellen BERTELS
  • Publication number: 20190232699
    Abstract: An offset printing process for manufacturing a laser markable packaging uses a laser markable offset ink and a laser markable varnish or a laser markable dispersion-lacquer in the process to provide a laser markable image or area on the packaging. The laser markable offset ink, offset varnish or offset dispersion-lacquer including a leuco dye and a metal free optothermal converting agent may be used in the offset printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Fabienne GOETHALS
  • Patent number: 10329440
    Abstract: An inkjet ink includes a) an aqueous medium; and b) capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core; wherein the capsules are dispersed in the aqueous medium using a dispersing group covalently bonded to the polymeric shell; the core contains one or more chemical reactants capable of forming a reaction product upon application of heat and/or infrared light; and the capsules have an average particle size smaller than 4 ?m as determined by dynamic laser diffraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Patent number: 10316204
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink set includes at least a cyan radiation curable inkjet ink, a magenta radiation curable inkjet ink, a yellow radiation curable inkjet ink, and a black radiation curable inkjet ink, each having a viscosity of no more than 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and a shear rate of 90 s?1 and containing: a) at least one non-polymerizable, non-polymeric bisacylphosphine oxide present in a concentration of no more than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20190144696
    Abstract: A specific RAFT functionalized photoinitiator and its use in radiation curable compositions, inks and inkjet inks. The specific RAFT functionalized photoinitiator can be advantageously used to reduce migrateables and bad odour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20190144695
    Abstract: Thiol modified acylphosphine oxide photoinitiators exhibiting improved smell and extractability are disclosed. Also disclosed is a UV curable inkjet ink containing an acylphosphine oxide photoinitiator and a polymerizable compound, wherein the acylphosphine oxide photoinitiator includes one or more acyl groups substituted by a thiol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 10286707
    Abstract: A color laser markable composition includes at least a first and a second Diffusion Hindered Molecular Assembly (DHMA), each including a leuco dye and, respectively, a first and second sensitizer. With the laser markable composition, at least two different colors may be formed in a single layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals, Lionel Petton
  • Patent number: 10286708
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core; (c) a color developing agent or color developing agent precursor; and (d) an optothermal converting agent; characterized in that the core of the capsule contains a leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Fabienne Goethals, Johan Loccufier, Dirk Kokkelenberg, Lionel Petton
  • Publication number: 20190127597
    Abstract: An inkjet ink includes a) an aqueous medium; and b) capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core; wherein the capsules are dispersed in the aqueous medium using a dispersing group covalently bonded to the polymeric shell; wherein the core contains a photoinitiator and one or more chemical reactants capable of forming a reaction product upon application of UV light; wherein the capsules have an average particle size of no more than 4 ?m as determined by dynamic laser diffraction; and wherein the photoinitiator is a diffusion hindered photoinitiator selected from the group consisting of multifunctional photoinitiators, oligomeric photoinitiators, polymeric photoinitiators and polymerizable photoinitiators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Luc DECOSTER
  • Publication number: 20190126608
    Abstract: Please replace the Abstract of the Disclosure originally filed with the above-identified patent application with the following amended Abstract of the Disclosure: Thermoplastic polymer particles including at least one polymer including monomeric units derived from the monomers selected from ethylene, (vinyl)chloride, methyl(meth)acrylate, ethyl (meth)acrylate, vinylidene chloride, (meth)acrylonitrile, vinylcarbazole and/or styrene, characterized in that the polymer further includes at least one monomeric unit including an oxalylamido moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Hubertus VAN AERT, Milan STAMENOVIC, Johan LOCCUFIER, Xander HILLEWAERE