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: 20190084872
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an etched glass article includes the steps of jetting an image with a UV curable inkjet ink on a surface of the glass article; UV curing the image; etching the surface not covered by the UV cured image to obtain an etched image; and removing the UV cured image in an aqueous alkaline solution; wherein the UV curable inkjet ink includes a polymerizable composition, wherein at least 80 wt % of the polymerizable composition consists of: a) 15.0 to 70.0 wt % of an acryl amide; b) 20.0 to 75.0 wt % of a polyfunctional acrylate; and c) 1.0 to 15.0 wt % of a (meth)acrylate containing a carboxylic acid group, a phosphoric acid group or a phosphonic acid group; with all weight percentages (wt %) based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Frank LOUWET, Johan LOCCUFIER, Mark LENS
  • Patent number: 10232658
    Abstract: A positive-working lithographic printing plate includes a support having a hydrophilic surface or a hydrophilic layer, and a heat- and/or light-sensitive coating provided including at least two different (ethylene vinyl) acetal copolymer including a plurality of ethylenic moieties A having a structure according to the following formula: wherein R2 and R3 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen or an optionally substituted linear, branched, or cyclic alk(en)yl group, or an optionally substituted aromatic or heteroaromatic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Tim Desmet
  • Patent number: 10232592
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing laminated glass articles includes the steps of inkjet printing an image with one or more inkjet inks on a first glass sheet; jetting and at least partially curing a curable sealing agent on three edges of the first glass sheet on the side for the inkjet printed image; aligning a second glass sheet with the first glass sheet on the side of the first glass sheet carrying the at least partially cured sealing agent and the inkjet printed image; applying a liquid curable adhesive resin composition into an interspace between the first and second glass sheets; and curing the liquid curable adhesive resin composition until a solid adhesive layer is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Patent number: 10227423
    Abstract: A copolymer includes (i) a plurality of ethylenic moieties A having a structure according to the formula: wherein R2 and R3 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen, an optionally substituted linear, branched, or cyclic alk(en)yl group, or an optionally substituted aromatic or heteroaromatic; (ii) a plurality of acetal moieties B having a structure according to the formula: wherein L1 represents a divalent linking group, x=0 or 1, and R1 represents an optionally substituted aromatic or heteroaromatic group including at least one hydroxyl group; and (iii) a plurality of acetal moieties C and/or moieties D which include a structural moiety including a chromophoric group having its main absorption in the infrared region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Tim Desmet, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10221269
    Abstract: An (ethylene, vinyl acetal) copolymer includes (i) a plurality of ethylenic moieties A having a structure according to the formula: wherein R2 and R3 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen, an optionally substituted linear, branched or cyclic alk(en)yl group, or an optionally substituted aromatic or heteroaromatic group; (ii) a plurality of acetal moieties B having a structure according to the formula: wherein L1 represents a divalent linking group; X=0 or 1; and R1 represents an optionally substituted aromatic or heteroaromatic group including at least one hydroxyl group; and (iii) a plurality of acetal moieties C and/or moieties D which are different from the acetal moieties B, and which include at least one nitrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Tim Desmet
  • Publication number: 20190062579
    Abstract: An aqueous UV curable inkjet ink includes an aqueous medium; a photoinitiator; a thiol compound including at least two thiol groups; polymeric particles including a polymer, an oligomer, or a monomer having ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and optionally a colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20190031558
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an etched glass article includes the steps of jetting an image with a UV curable inkjet ink on a surface of a glass article; UV curing the image; etching the surface not covered by the UV cured image to obtain an etched image; and removing the UV cured image; wherein a time between jetting and curing the image is at least 50 ms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Frank LOUWET, Johan LOCCUFIER, Mark LENS
  • Patent number: 10151975
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes (i) a support having a hydrophilic surface or which is provided with a hydrophilic layer, and (ii) a coating including a photopolymerisable layer, characterised in that the photopolymerisable layer includes a compound including at least one free radically polymerisable group and at least one moiety having a structure according to Formula (I): wherein X represents O or NR* and R* represents hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, aralkyl or heteroaryl group; and * denotes the linking positions to the rest of the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Sam Verbrugghe
  • Patent number: 10150316
    Abstract: A color laser markable article includes at least a first and a second laser markable layer including, respectively, a first infrared dye IR-1 having an absorption maximum in the infrared region ?max(IR-1) and a second infrared dye IR-2 having an absorption maximum in the infrared region ?max(IR-2), characterized in that the color laser markable layers further include a Diffusion Hindered Molecular Assembly (DHMA) which contains a leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Publication number: 20180345709
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a packaging, optionally preprinted by flexo or offset, includes the steps of applying one or more laser markable compositions on at least a part of a packaging, and forming a colour image by laser marking the one or more applied laser markable compositions, characterized in that the laser markable compositions include a leucodye, a developing agent or developing agent precursor, and optionally an optothermal converting agent. The method is especially suited for manufacturing a packaging selected from the group consisting of a food packaging, a drink packaging, a cosmetical packaging and a pharmaceutical packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Fabienne GOETHALS, Dirk KOKKELENBERG, Hubertus VAN AERT
  • Patent number: 10144239
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) polymeric particles dispersed in the aqueous medium; (c) a color developing agent or color developing agent precursor; and (d) an optothermal converting agent; characterized in that a leuco dye is covalently bonded to the polymeric particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Johan Loccufier, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 10144238
    Abstract: A laser markable composition includes (a) an aqueous medium; (b) a leuco dye; (c) an optothermal converting agent; and (d) a color developing agent, characterized in that the color developing agent is a polymer particle capable of forming an acid upon exposure to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Dirk Kokkelenberg, Lionel Petton, Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals
  • Patent number: 10119041
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method includes the steps of: a) jetting on a substrate one or more aqueous UV curable inkjet inks including at least one photoinitiator and capsules composed of a cross-linked polymeric shell surrounding a core, with the core containing UV curable compounds; and b) applying UV radiation to the one or more aqueous UV curable inkjet inks jetted on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Publication number: 20180298219
    Abstract: An aqueous UV curable inkjet ink includes an aqueous medium, and capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core containing one or more polymerizable compounds having an alkyne group or an ethylenically unsaturated group, wherein the aqueous UV curable inkjet ink contains one or more photoinitiators and one or more thiol compounds having at least two thiol groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 10066113
    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 light; the polymeric shell includes a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyureas, polyesters, polycarbonates, polyamides, and melamine based polymers and copolymers thereof; and the capsules have an average particle size of no more than 4 ?m as determined by dynamic laser diffraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Publication number: 20180236759
    Abstract: A positive-working lithographic printing plate precursor includes a coating optimized for producing a minimum extent of ablation when exposed to heat and/or light. The coating includes an infrared absorbing agent which contains a structural element according to Formula I: wherein A represents —S—R1 wherein R1 represents an optionally substituted alkyl, aralkyl, alkaryl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl group, and/or combinations thereof; and Q=—CHR?—CHR?—, —CR??CR?— or —CHR?—CHR?—CHR??— and R?, R? and R?? independently represent hydrogen, an alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, alkaryl, aryl or heteroaryl group, or R? and R? or R? and R?? form together a cyclic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Tim DESMET
  • Publication number: 20180230647
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing printed textiles including the steps of: a) inkjet printing an image onto a textile substrate with one or more inkjet printing liquids containing thermally reactive composite resin particles in an aqueous medium; and b) fixing the inkjet printed image by applying directly and/or indirectly a heat treatment to the image; wherein the thermally reactive composite resin particles contain at least one thermal cross-linker and at least one polymeric resin containing functional groups suitable for reacting with the thermal cross-linker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Lionel PETTON, Johan LOCCUFIER, Ellen BERTELS
  • Publication number: 20180216289
    Abstract: An inkjet printing liquid contains thermally reactive composite resin particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the thermally reactive composite resin particles contain: a) at least one thermal cross-linker; and b) at least one polymeric resin containing functional groups suitable for reacting with the thermal cross-linker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Lionel PETTON, Johan LOCCUFIER, Ellen BERTELS
  • Patent number: 10039193
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing conductive patterns includes the steps of a) printing and curing UV curable inkjet to define a cured inkjet ink pattern on a metal sheet bonded to a non-conductive substrate; b) etching the metal sheet not covered by the cured ink pattern to expose the non-conductive substrate; and c) applying an alkaline solution to dissolve the cured inkjet ink pattern within 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20180206342
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for printed circuit boards includes the steps of: a) inkjet printing a UV free radical curable inkjet ink on a substrate (2); b) UV curing the UV free radical curable inkjet ink on the inkjet printed substrate; and c) applying a thermal treatment on the UV cured inkjet printed substrate; wherein the UV free radical curable inkjet ink contains at least a colorant, a free radical photoinitiator; a difunctional monomer or oligomer and a polyfunctional monomer or oligomer; and 1 to 15 wt % of a silane compound according to Formula (I): wherein, the linking group L represents a —CH2— group or an aliphatic chain having 2 to 10 carbon atoms optionally substituted in the aliphatic chain by a nitrogen or an oxygen; R1 represents a methoxy group; R2 and R3 independently represent a methoxy group or a C1- to C4-alkyl group; and R4 represents a functional group selected from the group consisting of an epoxy group, an amine group, a carbamate group, a trimethoxy silane group and an ureido group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Gabriela CANTERO, Johan LOCCUFIER, Hubertus VAN AERT