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: 20170313052
    Abstract: A method according for preparing a lithographic printing plate containing a lithographic image consisting of printing areas and non-printing areas includes the steps of jetting and curing droplets of a first curable fluid on a hydrophilic support thereby forming a printing area of the lithographic image; and jetting and curing droplets of a second curable fluid in a non-printing area of the lithographic image thereby forming a hydrophilic protective layer on the hydrophilic support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Tim DESMET, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 9796865
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 9776445
    Abstract: A color laser markable article includes a color laser markable layer provided on a support, the laser markable layer including an infrared absorbing compound; a leuco-dye; and an acid generating compound, wherein the acid generating compound has a structure according to Formulae (I) or (II): wherein R1 and R3 independently represent an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkyl group, an optionally substituted (hetero)aryl group, an optionally substituted aralkyl group, an optionally substituted alkoxy group, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkoxy group, or an optionally substituted (hetero)aryl group; R2, R4 and R5 independently represent an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkyl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group; and R1 and R2, R4 and R5, R3 and R4, and R3 and R5 may represent the necessary atoms to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 9738064
    Abstract: A positive-working lithographic printing plate precursor is disclosed which comprises on a support having a hydrophilic surface or which is provided with a hydrophilic layer a heat and/or light-sensitive coating including an infrared absorbing agent, said heat and/or light-sensitive coating comprising a first layer comprising a binder including a monomeric unit including a sulfonamide group; characterized in that the binder further comprises a monomeric unit including a phosphonic acid group or a salt thereof, and that the monomeric unit comprising the phosphonic acid group is present in an amount comprised between 2 mol % and 15 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Stefaan Lingier, Heidi Janssens
  • Publication number: 20170226355
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing metallic articles from a metal substrate includes the steps of: a) jetting an image with a UV curable inkjet ink on at least one surface of the metallic substrate; b) UV curing the image; c) electroplating or acidic etching the at least one metallic surface not covered by the UV cured image; and d) stripping or solubilising the UV cured image by an aqueous alkaline solution; wherein the UV curable inkjet ink has a viscosity of no more than 100 mPa·s at 25° C. and at a shear rate of 1,000 s?1; and wherein the UV curable inkjet ink contains a specific polymerizable composition and up to 20 wt % of photoinitiator including at least one of an acyl phosphine oxide photoinitiator and a thioxanthone photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Roel DE MONDT, Blanca Maria PASTOR RAMIREZ, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170218213
    Abstract: A 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 monofunctional (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: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170218520
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an embossing element for decorative surfaces includes the steps of: a) UV curable inkjet printing a decorative pattern on a metallic surface; and b) forming a relief by etching metal from the metallic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Roel DE MONDT, Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170218565
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing printed textiles includes the steps of: a) inkjet printing an image onto a textile substrate with one or more inkjet inks including an aqueous medium and capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core which contains one or more thermally curable compounds; and b) thermally fixing the inkjet printed image. Inkjet printed textiles contain a printed image on a textile substrate wherein pigments and/or disperse dyes are at least partially encapsulated by polymeric shell material from capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Patent number: 9718971
    Abstract: A radiation curable liquid includes at least one free radical polymerizable monomer or oligomer, at least one diffusion hindered acetalyzation catalyst, and at least one diffusion hindered hydroxyl containing compound. The radiation curable liquid applied to a substrate prevents migration of very low viscous monomers, such as vinyl ether acrylate monomers, into the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Patent number: 9701856
    Abstract: A free radical radiation curable inkjet ink having a viscosity smaller than 30 mPa·s at 40° C. and at a shear rate of 1,000 s?1 includes a polymeric or polymerizable photoinitiator; a thiol compound; and a vitrification control monomer. The vitrification control monomer includes a (meth)acrylate group and an ethylenically unsaturated functional group selected from the group consisting of a vinyl ether group, an allyl ether group, and an allyl ester group, and the thiol compound includes no more than six thiol groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Publication number: 20170129268
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Tim DESMET
  • Publication number: 20170121529
    Abstract: A radiation curable composition for preparing a polymeric membrane includes a) a membrane polymer selected from the group consisting of a polysulfone (PSU), a polyether sulfone (PES), a polyether etherketone (PEEK), a polyvinylchloride (PVC), a polyacrylonitrile (PAN), a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a polyimide (PI), a polyamide (PA) and copolymers thereof; b) a hydrophobic monomer or oligomer having at least two free radical polymerizable groups independently selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group, a methacrylate group, an acrylamide group, a methacrylamide group, a styrene group, a vinyl ether group, a vinyl ester group, a maleate group, a fumarate group, an itaconate group, and a maleimide group; and c) an organic solvent for the membrane polymer and the hydrophobic monomer. A polymeric membrane and a method for manufacturing the membrane are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Izabela STRUZYNSKA-PIRON, Ivo VANKELECOM, Luc VANMAELE, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170114235
    Abstract: An aqueous radiation curable inkjet ink contains an aqueous medium and polymer nanoparticles charged with a polymerizable compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Roel DE MONDT, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170114158
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tim DESMET, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20170101547
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Luc DECOSTER
  • Publication number: 20170101496
    Abstract: A copolymer includes (i) 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, and (ii) a plurality of acetal moieties B having a structure according to the following formula: wherein L 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 optionally one or more additional substituent(s), and at least one electron withdrawing group in ortho or para position relative to the at least one hydroxyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Tim DESMET, Johan LOCCUFIER, Philippe MORIAME
  • Publication number: 20170096572
    Abstract: An inkjet printing radiation curable inkjet ink for forming a protective layer during an etching process includes at least 70 percent by weight of a polymerizable composition based on the total weight of radiation curable inkjet ink, wherein the polymerizable composition has an oxygen fraction OFR>0.250 and a weighted polymerizable functionality WPF?0.0050, and the polymerizable composition contains no polymerizable compound with an ethylenic double bond and including a phosphoester group or a carboxylic acid group in the molecule thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Stefaan SMET, Freddy ZUTTERMAN, Peter VERMEERSCH, Johan LOCCUFIER, Ann WILLEMS
  • Publication number: 20170088652
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Tim DESMET
  • Publication number: 20170075223
    Abstract: A method for making a lithographic printing plate includes the steps of: a) providing a lithographic printing plate precursor including a support having a hydrophilic surface or which is provided with a hydrophilic layer, and a coating provided thereon, the coating including a photopolymerisable layer including a photopolymerisable composition, b) image-wise exposing the precursor, c) optionally heating the precursor, d) developing the precursor by treating the precursor with a gum solution so that the precursor is developed and gummed in one single step, characterized in that the photopolymerisable composition includes a monomer represented by Formula (I) and/or Formula (II): wherein *denotes the linking positions to the rest of the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Marin STEENACKERS, Johan LOCCUFIER, Sam VERBRUGGHE
  • Publication number: 20170058456
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative laminates includes the steps of a) impregnating a paper substrate with a thermosetting resin by submersion of the paper substrate in a bath of thermosetting resin; b) applying on the thermosetting resin impregnated paper substrate an ink acceptance layer containing an inorganic pigment P and a polymeric binder B having a weight ratio P/B of inorganic pigment to polymeric binder of larger than 1.5; c) jetting on the ink acceptance layer a colour pattern with one or more aqueous pigmented inkjet inks and/or organic solvent based pigmented inkjet inks containing a colour pigment C; and d) heat pressing the thermosetting paper into a decorative laminate, wherein the weight ratio P/C of the inorganic pigment of the ink acceptance layer to the jetted colour pigment in the colour pattern is larger than 4.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicants: AGFA GRAPHICS NV, Unilin BvbA
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Benjamin CLEMENT, Roel DE MONDT