Patents by Inventor Ken Yamasaki

Ken Yamasaki 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: 20150353749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pigment ink composition that can fulfill excellent print stability, and performances and drying performance of printed matters. The ink composition comprises: at least a pigment; an organic solvent; and two or more kinds of binder resins having different weight average molecular weights (Mw), wherein, when a binder resin having lowest weight average molecular weight (Mw) is marked as ?, and a binder resin having higher weight average molecular weight (Mw) than that of the binder resin ? and meeting formula (3) is marked as ? among the two or more kinds of binder resins to be used, the ink composition meets formulae (1) and (2): Formula (1): Mw??Mw??10,000, Formula (2): 1,000<Mw?<30,000, and Formula (3): 20,000<Mw?<100,000, wherein Mw? represents the weight average molecular weight of the binder resin ?, and Mw? represents the weight average molecular weight of the binder resin ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YODA, Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Daisuke Fujiwara, Kouhei Yamada, Kazunori Shigemori, Mitsuo Umezawa
  • Patent number: 8530400
    Abstract: Provided is a maintenance liquid for inkjet printers, which comprises at least one of glycol ethers and glycol esters represented by the following general formulas (1) to (3), and 45 to 10 mg/L of dissolved oxygen: R1CO(OR2)xOR3??General formula (1) R4CO(OR5)YOCOR6??General formula (2) R7(OR8)ZOR9??General formula (3) wherein R2, R5, and R8 each independently represent an ethylene group or a propylene group, R1, R3, R4, and R6 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R7 and R9 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and X, Y, and Z each independently represent an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eriko Seki, Seiji Aida, Yasuo Yoshihiro, Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8519020
    Abstract: A non-aqueous ink jet which has less bad odor, has excellent safety and sanitariness, excellent resin dissolvability, excellent printing stability and excellent dryability, causes no corrosion of printers, and has good adhesiveness to non-absorbent substrates, and an ink set are provided. In the non-aqueous inkjet ink comprising a pigment, a resin and a mixed solvent, the mixed solvent comprises diethylene glycol dialkyl ether and tetraethylene glycol dialkyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Atsushi Yoda, Kaori Nakano
  • Publication number: 20110230603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pigment ink composition that can fulfill excellent print stability, and performances and drying performance of printed matters. The ink composition comprises: at least a pigment; an organic solvent; and two or more kinds of binder resins having different weight average molecular weights (Mw), wherein, when a binder resin having lowest weight average molecular weight (Mw) is marked as ?, and a binder resin having higher weight average molecular weight (Mw) than that of the binder resin ? and meeting formula (3) is marked as ? among the two or more kinds of binder resins to be used, the ink composition meets formulae (1) and (2): Formula (1): Mw??Mw??10,000, Formula (2): 1,000<Mw?<30,000, and Formula (3): 20,000<Mw?<100,000, wherein Mw? represents the weight average molecular weight of the binder resin ?, and Mw? represents the weight average molecular weight of the binder resin ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: TOYO INK MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoda, Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Daisuke Fujiwara, Kouhei Yamada, Kazunori Shigemori, Mitsuo Umezawa
  • Patent number: 7897657
    Abstract: Present invention relates to an inkjet ink used for a polyvinyl chloride resin sheet, wherein the inkjet ink comprises an organic solvent, a pigment and a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin, the organic solvent is a mixed solvent comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by a formula (1) and compounds represented by a formula (2), together with a lactone compound, and the quantity of the lactone compound is within a range from 1 to 40% by weight relative to the total weight of the ink. [Formula 1] CH3CO(OR1)mOR2??(1) (wherein, R1 represents an ethylene group or propylene group, R2 represents an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and m represents an integer from 1 to 3) [Formula 2] CH3CH(OH)COOR3??(2) (wherein, R3 represents an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Eriko Seki
  • Publication number: 20100317775
    Abstract: A non-aqueous ink jet which has less bad odor, has excellent safety and sanitariness, excellent resin dissolvability, excellent printing stability and excellent dryability, causes no corrosion of printers, and has good adhesiveness to non-absorbent substrates, and an ink set are provided. In the non-aqueous inkjet ink comprising a pigment, a resin and a mixed solvent, the mixed solvent comprises diethylene glycol dialkyl ether and tetraethylene glycol dialkyl ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Atsushi Yoda, Kaori Nakano
  • Publication number: 20100126529
    Abstract: Provided is a maintenance liquid for inkjet printers, which comprises at least one of glycol ethers and glycol esters represented by the following general formulas (1) to (3), and 45 to 10 mg/L of dissolved oxygen: R1CO(OR2)xOR3??General formula (1) R4CO(OR5)YOCOR6??General formula (2) R7(OR8)ZOR9??General formula (3) wherein R2, R5, and R8 each independently represent an ethylene group or a propylene group, R1, R3, R4, and R6 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R7 and R9 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and X, Y, and Z each independently represent an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: TOYO INK MFG. CO., TLD
    Inventors: Eriko Seki, Seiji Aida, Yasuo Yoshihiro, Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7604695
    Abstract: An ink composition containing an organic solvent and a pigment, which has a little amount of smell, excellent safety and health properties, excellent resin solubility, excellent printing stability and excellent drying properties, causes no corrosion to a printer, and is excellent in adhesion to non-absorbable printing media and good printability, wherein the ink composition comprises as the organic solvent at least one compound selected from compounds of the formula (1) and (2), wherein each of R1, R2 and R4 independently represents an oxygen atom or —NR6— wherein R6 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, a hydroxyalkyl group, a hydroxyl group or a hydrogen atom, and each of R3 and R5 independently represents a branched or non-branched hydrocarbon group represented by CmHn wherein m is an integer of 2 to 8 and n is an integer of 2m-4, 2m-2 or 2m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki, Seiji Aida, Nozomi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20090118418
    Abstract: Present invention relates to an inkjet ink used for a polyvinyl chloride resin sheet, wherein the inkjet ink comprises an organic solvent, a pigment and a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin, the organic solvent is a mixed solvent comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by a formula (1) and compounds represented by a formula (2), together with a lactone compound, and the quantity of the lactone compound is within a range from 1 to 40% by weight relative to the total weight of the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Seiji Aida, Ken Yamasaki, Eriko Seki
  • Patent number: 7407536
    Abstract: An ink composition containing an organic solvent and a pigment, which has a little amount of smell, excellent safety and health properties, excellent resin solubility, excellent printing stability and excellent drying properties, causes no corrosion to a printer, and is excellent in adhesion to non-absorbable printing media and good printability, wherein the ink composition comprises as the organic solvent at least one compound selected from compounds represented by the formulae (1) to (3), wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R7 and R8 independently represents an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or an alkenylene group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms and each of R5, R6 and R9 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki, Seiji Aida, Takahiko Uesugi, Nozomi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20070119335
    Abstract: An ink composition containing an organic solvent and a pigment, which has a little amount of smell, excellent safety and health properties, excellent resin solubility, excellent printing stability and excellent drying properties, causes no corrosion to a printer, and is excellent in adhesion to non-absorbable printing media and good printability, wherein the ink composition comprises as the organic solvent at least one compound selected from compounds represented by the formulae (1) to (3), wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R7 and R8 independently represents an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or an alkenylene group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms and each of R5, R6 and R9 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki, Seiji Aida, Takahiko Uesugi, Nozomi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20070119342
    Abstract: An ink composition containing an organic solvent and a pigment, which has a little amount of smell, excellent safety and health properties, excellent resin solubility, excellent printing stability and excellent drying properties, causes no corrosion to a printer, and is excellent in adhesion to non-absorbable printing media and good printability, wherein the ink composition comprises as the organic solvent at least one compound selected from compounds of the formulae (1) and (2), wherein each of R1, R2 and R4 independently represents an oxygen atom or —NR6— wherein R6 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, a hydroxyalkyl group, a hydroxyl group or a hydrogen atom, and each of R3 and R5 independently represents a branched or non-branched hydrocarbon group represented by CmHn wherein m is an integer of 2 to 8 and n is an integer of 2m-4, 2m-2 or 2m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki, Seiji Aida, Nozomi Tsushima