Patents by Inventor Rita Torfs

Rita Torfs 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).

  • Patent number: 11407913
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) wherein an inkjet printing step is used, characterized in that in the inkjet printing step a radiation curable inkjet ink comprising an adhesion promoter having a chemical structure according to Formula I is jetted and cured on a substrate, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of O and NR3, L1 and L2 independently represent a divalent linking group comprising from 2 to 20 carbon atoms, R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted (hetero)aryl group, R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Patent number: 11400701
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative surface includes the steps of a) impregnating a paper substrate with a thermosetting resin; b) jetting a colour pattern with one or more aqueous inkjet inks including a polymer latex binder on the thermosetting resin impregnated paper; c) drying the one or more aqueous inkjet inks; and d) heat pressing the thermosetting paper carrying the colour pattern into a decorative surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: AGFA NV, Unilin BVBA
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Rita Torfs
  • Patent number: 11352513
    Abstract: A UV curable inkjet ink contains at least one free radical photoinitiator and at least 30 wt % of a mixture including 0 to 45 wt % of a polymerizable oligomer, at least 5 wt % of a polyfunctional propoxylated acrylate and at least 20 wt % of a monofunctional ethoxylated methacrylate according to Formula (I): with n representing an integer of 1 to 4 and R representing an alkyl group; the weight ratio of the polyfunctional propoxylated acrylate over the monofunctional ethoxylated methacrylate is less than 1.60; and all the weight percentages wt % are based on the total weight of the UV curable inkjet ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20220112387
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink comprising a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator and a co-initiator, wherein the co-initiator is an aliphatic tertiary amine co-initiator or an aromatic co-initiator, the aromatic co-initiator selected from the group consisting of an amino substituted benzoic acid derivative, an amino substituted aromatic aldehyde and an amino substituted aromatic ketone, characterized in that the co-initiator comprises at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic thioether and an aliphatic disulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20220025199
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink comprising a polymerizable compound and a photoinitiator, characterized in that the photoinitiator comprises a functional group selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic thio-ether and an aliphatic or a (hetero)aromatic disulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20220010156
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink comprising a polymerizable compound and an adhesion promoter characterized in that the adhesion promoter has a chemical structure according to Formula I, wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen and a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, L represents an n+m+o valent linking group, n represents an integer ranging from 1 to 9, m represents an integer ranging from 1 to 9, o represents an integer ranging from 0 to 8, with the proviso that n+m+o is less than or equal to 10, X represents an oxygen or NR4, R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20210403738
    Abstract: A photoinitiator selected from the group consisting of an acylphosphine oxide, a ?-hydroxy-ketone and a ?-amino-ketone, characterized in that the photoinitiator includes at least one aliphatic disulfide as functional group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20210277267
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink including an adhesion promoter including (1) at least one a free radical polymerizable group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate, an acryl amide and a methacryl amide; (2) at least one aliphatic tertiary amine; and (3) at least one carboxylic acid or salt thereof with the proviso that the carboxylic acid is linked to an aliphatic tertiary amine via a divalent linking group selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted methylene group and an optionally substituted ethylene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Rita TORFS
  • Patent number: 11098215
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: AGFA-Gevaert, Electra Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Hubertus Van Aert, Johan Loccufier, Marion Sauvageot
  • Patent number: 11091659
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT, Electra Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Fabienne Goethals, Hubertus Van Aert, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20210222022
    Abstract: The invention provides an inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board. By using a solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one photoinitiator, at least one free radical polymerizable compound and at least one mercapto functionalized carboxylic acid as adhesion promoter, a high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties, may be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10995229
    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 functionalized 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: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT NV, ELECTRA POLYMER LTD.
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10947402
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: AFGA-GEVAERT NV, ELECTRA POLYMER LTD
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot
  • Publication number: 20210017068
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an etched glass article including the steps of jetting an image with a UV curable inkjet ink on a surface of the glass article; curing the image; etching the surface not covered by the UV cured image to obtain an etched image; and solubilising the UV cured image in an aqueous alkaline solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Frank LOUWET, Johan LOCCUFIER, Mark LENS
  • Publication number: 20210002500
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) wherein an inkjet printing step is used, characterized in that in the inkjet printing step a radiation curable inkjet ink comprising an adhesion promoter having a chemical structure according to Formula I is jetted and cured on a substrate, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of O and NR3, L1 and L2 independently represent a divalent linking group comprising from 2 to 20 carbon atoms, R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group and a substituted or un-substituted (hetero)aryl group, R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl gr
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Publication number: 20200399492
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink including an adhesion promoter according to Formula (I), wherein X is selected from the group consisting of O and NR3, L represents a divalent linking group comprising from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, R1 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted araikyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted (hetero)aryl group, R3 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted (hetero)
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Publication number: 20200332140
    Abstract: A radiation curable solder mask inkjet ink contains a photo-initiator, a polymerizable compound and a flame retardant wherewith a high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties and flame retardancy may be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER, Clive LANDELLS, Christopher WALL
  • Patent number: 10793468
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Frank Louwet, Johan Loccufier, Mark Lens
  • Patent number: 10662532
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V., AGFA NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Rita Torfs, Johan Loccufier
  • 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