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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9938420
    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 solubilizing 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: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Roel De Mondt, Blanca Maria Pastor Ramirez, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20170341345
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan LOCCUFIER, Rita TORFS
  • Publication number: 20170342282
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Rita TORFS, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • 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