Processes Patents (Class 101/170)
  • Patent number: 10967663
    Abstract: A printing intaglio (100A), (100B) is a printing intaglio for use in intaglio printing, the printing intaglio having a surface which has a plurality of first recessed portions (12) that form a pattern to be printed, wherein at least one of the plurality of first recessed portions has a plurality of minute recessed portions (16p) inside the first recessed portion, and when viewed in a direction normal to the surface of the printing intaglio, a two-dimensional size of the plurality of minute recessed portions is not less than 10 nm and less than 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuaki Yamada, Kenichiro Nakamatsu, Hidekazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10960697
    Abstract: Provided is a gravure printing method by which high printing density and excellent highlight suitability are obtained, even if a gravure plate having high resolution and reduced thickness is used. The gravure printing method comprises: using an aqueous ink having a Zahn cup #3 viscosity at 20° C. of 11.0 seconds or more and 20.0 seconds or less, and having an evaporation rate of 30 mass % or less in a drying test, the drying test involving drying 1 g of the ink at a temperature of 40° C. and an air flow of 1,400 L/min for 30 minutes; and transferring 1 ml/m2 or more and 7 ml/m2 or less of the ink onto a printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: THINK LABORATORY CO., LTD., KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Shigeta, Ryuma Mizushima, Yuta Matsumoto, Yasufumi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10712615
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display substrate and a method for fabricating the same, a display panel and a display device. The display substrate includes a first photoluminescent layer, which is in a first sub-pixel region and configured to emit light of a first color under excitation of light of a second color, and a filter layer, which is in a second sub-pixel region and configured to filter out at least part of light of a different color other than the second color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongchuan Chen, Xibin Shao, Yanping Liao, Zhenyu Zhang, Xueqiang Qian, Fangyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10431844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a catalyst coated membrane (19) for a fuel cell (10), wherein the catalyst coated membrane (19) has a membrane (11) and a catalyst layer (12, 13) of a catalytic material arranged on at least one of its flat sides, as well as a nonrectangular active area (20), which is restricted in one direction by two outer sides (30) opposite one another. The method comprises a continuous application of the catalytic material to a membrane material (33) while creating a constant coating width (B) such that an area (35) coated with the catalytic material corresponds to at least the active area (20). A provision is that the membrane material (33) be coated with the catalytic material such that a coating direction (D) has an angle with respect to the opposite outer sides (30) of the active area (20) that is not equal to 90° and not equal to 0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Matej Kusy, Sabina Russell, Alexander Leung
  • Patent number: 10245770
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for applying internal features or complex mechanical structures to a surface of a metal part are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for creating an assembly that includes a substrate and a molded piece involves obtaining the substrate, and forming at least one binding feature on a surface of the substrate. The method also includes molding on a surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate. Molding on the surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate mechanically binds the molded piece to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Weber, Stephen P. Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 10216086
    Abstract: A method of making a relief image printing element from a photosensitive printing blank is described. The photosensitive printing blank comprises a laser ablatable mask layer disposed on at least one photocurable layer and the laser ablatable mask layer is selectively laser ablated to create an in situ mask and uncover portions of the at least one photocurable layer. The method includes a) pushing the photosensitive printing blank through a nip formed by a textured roller and a backing roller, wherein the textured roller contacts the in situ mask and the uncovered portions of the at least one photocurable layer; and b) exposing the at least one photocurable layer to at least one source of actinic radiation through the in situ mask to selectively cross link and cure the portions of the at least one photocurable layer not covered by the in situ mask. A defined topographical pattern is transferred from the textured surface of the roller to the at least one photocurable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MacDermid Graphics Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gotsick, Laurie A. Bryant, David A. Recchia
  • Patent number: 10150283
    Abstract: It is especially described a control process for intaglio printing, in particular for printing paper securities, such as banknotes. This control process includes defining on an intaglio printing plate (80) control areas (150, 151-155; 170, 171-179) designed in such a manner as to allow in particular evaluation of effects of the printing pressure applied during printing of a substrate by means of the intaglio printing plate (80) and evaluation of effects of the ink coverage applied during inking of the intaglio printing plate (80), which control areas (150, 151-155; 170, 171-179) are engraved in a portion of the intaglio printing plate (80) in order to produce corresponding printed control zones (160, 161-165) on the substrate. The process further includes carrying out of measurements in the printed control zones allowing evaluation of the printing pressure applied during printing of the substrate as well as of the ink coverage applied during inking of the intaglio printing plate (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Daniel Chassot, Raymond Heritier, Denis Voros
  • Patent number: 10131175
    Abstract: A print pattern of a printing plate used in intaglio printing includes plural partition walls and a groove-shaped cell unit. The plural partition walls are continuously extended in a printing direction, and arranged at predetermined intervals in an orthogonal direction. The cell unit is formed between the partition walls adjacent to each other, and a printing paste (conductive paste) is retained in the cell unit. Plural printing direction walls that are arranged in a zigzag manner in the printing direction are coupled to each other by a coupling walls that are arranged in the printing direction walls adjacent to each other in the printing direction, thereby forming the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kanayama, Hideo Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9771455
    Abstract: A paving binder according to the present invention is used for a paving mixture for forming a pavement, including a polyamide resin having a weight average molecular weight, as measured by gel permeation chromatography of 2,000 or more and 10,000 or less and having an area, corresponding to a component having a molecular weight of 20,000 or more and 500,000 or less, of 0.5% or more and 12% or less of a total area in a chromatogram of molecular weight distribution as measured by gel permeation chromatography. Thus, tolerance for a severe temperature condition or loading condition can be improved, while ensuring convenience from the standpoint of laying such that the laying can be made by the conventional machine composition or laying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagahara, Toshiaki Hirato, Masato Murayama, Makoto Ookubo
  • Patent number: 9713268
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an electronic device according to the present disclosure includes (i) forming an insulating film on a surface of a cylinder, (ii) forming the insulating film having a via hole on the surface of the cylinder by pressing a relief member against the insulating film to remove a portion of the insulating film facing a protrusion of the relief member, and (iii) providing a precursor of an insulating layer having the via hole filled with conductive ink on a wiring substrate, wherein the via hole faces a wiring of the wiring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9171872
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing an offset printing substrate and a method of manufacturing a display substrate, the method includes forming a first coating layer on a base substrate on which is formed a first concave pattern having a first width. An intermediate substrate is also formed upon the first coating layer of the base substrate, the intermediate substrate having a pattern corresponding to the first concave pattern. An offset printing substrate is also formed upon the pattern of the intermediate substrate, the offset printing substrate having a second concave pattern is formed to correspond to the pattern of the intermediate substrate, and the second concave pattern has a second width smaller than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu-Young Kim, Youn-Gu Lee, Dae-Young Lee, Nam-Ok Jung
  • Publication number: 20150113801
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gravure plate includes, setting a certain measurement area on a surface of the gravure plate, finding at least one of a spatial volume that is the total of the volume of a space formed by a plurality of cells located in the measurement area and an average depth obtained by dividing the spatial volume by a surface area of the measurement area, and adjusting, based on a relationship between at least one of the spatial volume and the average depth and an application thickness of a printing material after printing, at least one of the spatial volume and the average depth so as to fall within at least one of a specified value range for the spatial volume and a specified value range for the average depth determined in accordance with a target value range for the application thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunxian CAO, Yoshiharu KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 8967042
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for manufacturing a spacer includes a printing plate and a printing roller. The printing plate has a plurality of receiving recesses formed thereon. The receiving recess has a generally elliptical shape. The receiving recesses are infiltrated with a plurality of beads. The printing roller transfers the beads onto its outer surface by rolling over the receiving recesses, and transfers the beads from its outer surface onto an external substrate. Thus, the spacers may maintain a distance between the first and second substrates stably, so that press characteristics may be enhanced and smear defects occurring when the display panel is pressed may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Hwan Jang, Min-Uk Kim, Moon-Jung An, Gug-Rae Jo, Kyu-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8960088
    Abstract: A gravure printing method is provided that includes: patterning a substrate to form a printing substrate having a recess portion and a convex portion; forming a first self-assembled monolayer on the surface of the recess portion; forming a second self-assembled monolayer on the surface of the convex portion; filling ink into the recess portion; and transferring the ink filled in the recess portion to a printing object substrate, wherein the first and second self-assembled monolayers respectively formed on the surfaces of the recess portion and the convex portion have different surface energies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngu Lee, Kyu-Young Kim, Nam-Ok Jung
  • Publication number: 20150040783
    Abstract: In a flexographic printing system, the both the process parameters and equipment setup and configuration may play a role in producing the desired printed pattern. One component of the equipment setup is the printer roller assembly which may comprise a roller and a flexoplate as well as tape. The properties of the flexoplate and the tape as well as the relative dimensions of each in the assembly may affect the geometry and quality of the transferred pattern, as well as the ability of the system to produce a pattern on a repeatable, consistent basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ed S. RAMAKRISHNAN
  • Publication number: 20150033967
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing plate (1; 1*) for the production of banknotes and like printed securities, which intaglio printing plate comprises an engraved polymer layer (10) and wherein a surface of the engraved polymer layer is covered by one or more coatings (100; 200, 300) including an outer coating (100; 300) made of a wear-resistant material. The outer coating (100; 300) is advantageously formed by physical vapour deposition (PVD) of the wear-resistant material. Also described is a method of manufacturing the intaglio printing plate (1; 1*).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Jacques Perrier
  • Publication number: 20150035268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the intaglio printing process. In particular, the present invention relates to a method that combines intaglio inks curable by oxidation with UV-VIS-curable intaglio inks on one intaglio plate or cylinder. The disclosed method results in an intaglio printed security element using advantageously the unalike properties of the different inks while enabling the printing on a standard printing press in one printing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Olivier Lefebvre, Patrick Magnin, Christophe Schaller, Pierre Degott, Jean-Daniel Spitteler
  • Patent number: 8943962
    Abstract: A printing device includes: a transfer roller and a supporting unit for supporting a target substrate to be printed in which a printing pattern formed on the transfer roller is printed onto the target substrate by rotating the transfer roller on the target substrate. The printing device further includes: an adjusting mechanism which is configured to extend/contract the printing pattern formed on the transfer roller along a rotational direction of the transfer roller by adjusting a pressing amount of the target substrate against the transfer roller based on position information on a pattern printed on the target substrate when the transfer roller is rotated on the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20140376096
    Abstract: A security element and a method of printing a security element using a rotary printing process, the security element including a plurality of image elements, the method including: providing a transparent or translucent substrate having a printing side; and printing an image layer onto at least a portion of the printing side of the substrate, wherein the image layer is contiguous and includes an extended edge region and an image region, wherein at least a portion of the extended edge region is printed before the image region, and wherein the image region includes unprinted and printed areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Innovia Secruity Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Karlo Ivan Jolic
  • Patent number: 8893618
    Abstract: A patterning method and a method for manufacturing an LCD device using the same are disclosed. The patterning method includes preparing a printing plate having concave and convex portions; coating a pattern material in the concave portion of the printing plate; rolling a printing roller on the printing plate to print the pattern material of the concave portion on the printing roller; and rolling the printing roller on a substrate to print the pattern material of the printing roller on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Suk Yoo, Chul Ho Kim, Jung Jae Lee, Tae Young Oh, Choon Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20140331875
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for producing a relief print image. Two or more sensor arrays can be combined, and an electroluminescent layer can be deposited over the combined arrays. A resulting scanner component may be able to scan a larger area of a body part at the same time. The scanner may generate a relief print data sets indicative of light from the electroluminescent layer that are received by a first and second sensor array. The scanner can comprise the first and second sensor arrays coupled together, and the sensor arrays can be configured to convert received photons to an electrical signal. The scanner may also comprise the electroluminescent layer disposed on top of the coupled first and second sensor arrays. An image stitching component can stitch together the sets of relief print data, to create relief print image data indicative of a relief print image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Fred Frye, Gerard R. Weimann
  • Patent number: 8875628
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier, especially a value document or security paper, having a substrate (20) and, applied on the substrate, a coating (12) into which, through the action of laser radiation, markings (14) are introduced in the form of patterns, letters, numbers or images. According to the present invention, it is provided that the coating (12) includes a laser-radiation-absorbing layer (22) and a printing layer (24) that is disposed over the absorbing layer and that is at least partially transmissive to the laser radiation, and that the printed substrate is pressed (26) during or after the imprinting of the at least partially transmissive layer (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Depta, Peter Franz
  • Patent number: 8869695
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method and apparatus to meter ink for electrographic printing. An ink loading mechanism having an anilox roller fills ink from an ink supply into cells in the anilox roller having a plurality of valleys and lands that form the cells. The ink loading mechanism causes the valleys to be full or nearly full with the ink. The anilox roller rotates in a first direction. A blanket roller rotationally engaged with the anilox roller pulls the ink out of the cells and causes the valleys to be partially filled. The blanket roller rotates in a second direction. A first cleaning blade cleans tops of the lands of the cells. Another embodiment is a method and apparatus to meter ink for electrographic printing. An ink loading mechanism having an anilox roller fills ink from an ink supply into cells in the anilox roller having a plurality of valleys and lands forming the cells. The ink loading mechanism causes the valleys to be full or nearly full with the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene M. Chow, Jing Zhou, Gerald A. Domoto, Grace T. Brewington
  • Patent number: 8833249
    Abstract: A liquid supply assembly for use with a printing system of a type in which a liquid is deposited from the liquid supply assembly in a receiving region on a plate and any excess of the liquid in the receiving region is scraped from the plate by the liquid supply assembly. To this end, the liquid supply assembly employs a reusable cup, a disposable cup insert and a scraping element. As assembled, the reusable cup includes a reusable liquid reservoir, the disposable cup insert includes a temporary liquid reservoir holding the liquid within the reusable liquid reservoir, and the scraping element includes a conduit facilitating a flow of the liquid held by the temporary liquid reservoir through the conduit to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Kucaba, Dana Pulvino, Robert Hitchcock
  • Publication number: 20140251168
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a printing form and a process for preparing the printing form from a curable composition that includes an epoxy resin, less than a stoichiometric amount of at least one amine curing agent, and optionally a catalytic curing agent and/or a latent curing agent. The process includes applying the curable composition to a supporting substrate to form a layer, partially curing the layer at a first temperature, engraving the partially cured layer, and then completing the curing by heating at a second temperature greater than the first temperature. The less than stoichiometric amount of the amine curing agent guarantees that after the first curing step, epoxy functionalities in the curable composition will be available for second curing step. The optional catalytic curing agent or latent curing agent promotes completion of the cure at higher temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Helen S. M. LU, Mark E. WAGMAN
  • Patent number: 8820230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing is provided. The method includes preparing a hollow printing pad having a transfer surface, the printing pad being configured so that when the transfer surface is pushed, the gas in the hollow part is released to the outside of the printing pad; transferring ink or paint in recesses formed on the surface of a printing plate to the transfer surface of the printing pad by applying the ink or paint onto the surface of the printing plate and by pressing the transfer surface of the printing pad against the surface of the printing plate; and transferring the ink or paint to the object to be printed by pressing the transfer surface of the printing pad against the object to be printed until at least the hemispherical portion of the object to be printed is wrapped by the transfer surface of the printing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuya Inoue, Takashi Ohira
  • Patent number: 8820233
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to meter ink for electrographic printing is disclosed. An ink loading mechanism having an anilox roller fills ink from an ink supply into cells in the anilox roller having a plurality of valleys and lands that form the cells. The ink loading mechanism causes the valleys to be full or nearly full with the ink. The anilox roller rotates in a first direction. In one embodiment, a soft blade positioned slightly below surface of the lands removes ink from the cells and causes the valleys to be partially filled as the anilox roller rotates. A hard blade positioned at the surface of the lands to clean residue of ink on the surface of the lands as the anilox roller rotates. In another embodiment, a blanket roller rotationally engaged with the anilox roller pulls ink out of the cells and causes the valleys to be partially filled. The blanket roller rotates in a second direction. A first cleaning blade cleans tops of the lands of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene M. Chow, Jing Zhou, Gerald A. Domoto, Grace T. Brewington
  • Publication number: 20140238253
    Abstract: The invention refers to a flexographic printing process with wet on wet capability based on controlled polymer or polymer segment precipitation that leads to gel formation of ink compounds by controlling the solubility parameter of the ink system. The mechanism to obtain a desirable wet on wet color trapping is the formation and/or presence of a gel in the applied ink film due to a controlled physicochemical mechanism of resin precipitation. This is accomplished either by controlling a change in the Hansen Solubility Parameter of the liquid in the ink through evaporation of some or all of a non-reactive and volatile solvent, or alternatively by use of a polymer comprised of two distinct and separate segments one of which is soluble in the monomer/oligomer mix and the other of which is not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TECHNOSOLUTIONS ASSESSORIA LTDA
    Inventors: Valter Marques Baptista, Wilson Andrade Paduan
  • Publication number: 20140216283
    Abstract: Photocured patterns can be provided using relief printing members such as flexographic printing plates. A photocurable composition has at least one N-oxyazinium salt photoinitiator, a photosensitizer for the N-oxyazinium salt, an N-oxyazinium salt efficiency amplifier, and one or more photocurable acrylates. After the photocurable composition is applied using the relief printing member, it is then exposed to suitable radiation to form a photocured pattern on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Deepak Shukla
  • Patent number: 8770105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printing apparatus and method for forming a thin film pattern using the printing apparatus which can form a multi-layered thin film pattern on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyoung Moon, Seung-Hee Nam
  • Patent number: 8763525
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed and claimed for gravure printing of transparent conductive films comprising metal nanowires. Such films exhibiting low resistivity and superior coating uniformity may be used in electronic or optical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew T. Stebbins, Chaofeng Zou, Jennifer C. Dawson, Karissa L. Eckert, Gary E. Labelle
  • Publication number: 20140096693
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus includes a substrate receiving part on which a printed substrate formed with an organic layer thereon is disposed, and a rotation roll that removes portions of the organic layer to form a pattern. The rotation roll includes a rotation body having a cylindrical shape, a pivot engaged with the rotation body to transfer a rotational force to the rotation body, and a blanket attached to an outer surface of the rotation body. The blanket includes an embossed pattern formed on a surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Sang Hoon KIM, Youngdae KIM, Moon Won CHANG
  • Patent number: 8671835
    Abstract: A liquid supply assembly for use with a printing system of a type in which a liquid is deposited from the liquid supply assembly in a receiving region on a plate and any excess of the liquid in the receiving region is scraped from the plate by the liquid supply assembly. To this end, the liquid supply assembly employs a reusable cup, a disposable cup insert and a scraping element. As assembled, the reusable cup includes a reusable liquid reservoir, the disposable cup insert includes a temporary liquid reservoir holding the liquid within the reusable liquid reservoir, and the scraping element includes a conduit facilitating a flow of the liquid held by the temporary liquid reservoir through the conduit to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Kucaba, Dana Pulvino, Robert Hitchcock
  • Publication number: 20140033937
    Abstract: The present application provides a screen method for intaglio printing, comprising: dividing multiple classes of regions according to a brightness range; and generating screen dots with various screen patterns for the grouped classes of regions. The present application also provides a screen device for intaglio printing, comprising: a dividing module configured to group multiple classes of regions according to the brightness range; and a generating module configured to generate screen dots with various screen patterns for the grouped classes of regions. Since multiple kinds of screen patterns are applied in the technical solutions in present application, the problem, i.e., water ripple will occur in the prior art, may be addressed, so as to improve the quality of printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: PEKING UNIVERSITY FOUNDER GROUP CO., LTD., PEKING UNIVERSITY FOUNDER R & D CENTER, BEIJING FOUNDER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, PEKING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Haifeng Li, Bin Yang
  • Publication number: 20140020580
    Abstract: A printing method includes: placing an elastic member on a first stage having an opening section, and providing ink between the elastic member and an opposing member; and causing contact between the elastic member and the opposing member with the ink interposed therebetween, by moving one or more pressurizing sections along the opening section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jun Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130270331
    Abstract: A device (40) for flexographic printing, comprising at least a first printing unit (41a) comprising ink with a color for application on a substrate (16) by a first plurality of raised parts (12a) on a first printing forme (11a) and a second printing unit (41b) comprising ink with the color for application on the substrate (16) by a second plurality of raised parts (12b) on second printing forme (11b), wherein the ink (13b) applied by the second printing unit (41b) has a different shade then the ink (13a) applied by the first printing unit (41a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Gustavo Barros
  • Patent number: 8539879
    Abstract: Devices and methods for printmaking on canvas are described herein. The devices and methods provide advantages that include permanent printmaking on canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: John Michael Dickinson, Carol J. Basile
  • Patent number: 8499690
    Abstract: There is described a method and an inking apparatus (50) for forming an ink pattern (80) on the surface of a form cylinder (15b) of a printing press, which ink pattern (80) exhibits, at least in part, a two-dimensional ink gradient extending in an axial direction and a circumferential direction on the surface of the form cylinder (15b). At least first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) are placed one after the other along an inking path of the ink train (20, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35a, 35b, 36, 37) inking the form cylinder (15b) for distributing ink in the axial and circumferential directions and means (200, 201, 210, 211, 212, 250, 251, 260, 261, 262) are provided for subjecting the first and second chablon cylinders (20, 25) to cyclical oscillation movements in the axial direction and the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky
  • Publication number: 20130167741
    Abstract: A method for decorative patterning on the handbag sheet has developed, the method comprising that; applying a paint (200) on an outer circumference of a forming roller (100) with a printing shape (120) formed a plurality of semi-spherical intaglios thereon for introducing the paint into the semi-spherical intaglios (110); passing a handbag sheet (10) made of a fabric or leather between a pressing roller (20) and the forming roller (100); and drying and hardening the paint on the handbag sheet to form a stereoscopic surface pattern (11) combined with protruded embossing on the surface of the handbag sheet. The present method can print the Patterns on the fabric sequentially without cutting by adopting a printing roller with semi-spherical intaglio patterns. Thus, the present method can improve the product and simplify the work process for reducing the hardening time of the printed paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Bok Jin Sa
  • Patent number: 8418355
    Abstract: A method for forming transcriptional circuits and a method for manufacturing a circuit board are disclosed. A method of forming a transcriptional circuit, which includes forming an intaglio pattern corresponding to a circuit pattern by selectively forming a resist on a mold board, filling conductive material in the intaglio pattern, and transferring the conductive material onto a carrier by pressing the carrier onto the mold board such that the carrier faces the surface of the mold board having the conductive material filled in, makes it possible to form transcriptional circuits that can be transcribed into an insulation board using existing equipment, whereby costs can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Duck Kim, Jung-Hyun Park, Hoe-Ku Jung, Jong-Gyu Choi, Ji-Eun Kim, Jeong-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 8393267
    Abstract: A liquid supply assembly for use with a printing system of a type in which a liquid is deposited from the liquid supply assembly in a receiving region on a plate and any excess of the liquid in the receiving region is scraped from the plate by the liquid supply assembly. To this end, the liquid supply assembly employs a reusable cup, a disposable cup insert and a scraping element. As assembled, the reusable cup includes a reusable liquid reservoir, the disposable cup insert includes a temporary liquid reservoir holding the liquid within the reusable liquid reservoir, and the scraping element includes a conduit facilitating a flow of the liquid held by the temporary liquid reservoir through the conduit to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Kucaba, Dana Pulvino, Robert Hitchcock
  • Publication number: 20130019767
    Abstract: A method of encoding data in printed halftone image features on a receiver includes providing a relief printing member; encoding first embedded data in the relief printing member by modifying surfaces of a first plurality of halftone dots; and printing the halftone image on the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Kurt M. Sanger
  • Publication number: 20130008328
    Abstract: Disclosed are a reverse gravure offset printing method and apparatus using a disposable cliche, which do not require cleaning of the cliche and do not require a large quantity of high-definition cliches because the cliche used in reverse gravure offset printing can be discarded after used once or several times and replaced with a new one, thereby achieving cost reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: In Young Kim, Taik Min Lee, Jeong Dai Jo, Dong-Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20120322334
    Abstract: There are provided a method of manufacturing a film, suitable for forming a film having a plurality of minute through holes, and a method of manufacturing a display using the method of manufacturing a film. The method of manufacturing a film, includes: transferring a film of a first pattern onto a base material with use of an intaglio plate including the first pattern and a second pattern; and forming a film including through holes on the base material by transferring a film of the second pattern of the intaglio plate onto the film of the first pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kurihara, Takako Sekiyama, Masanobu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8291820
    Abstract: An intaglio printing plate includes a substrate and a photosensitive resin film provided on the substrate. The photosensitive resin film includes a plurality of concave patterns whose depths increase as aperture widths increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8286578
    Abstract: A coating device for coating a peripheral surface of a sleeve body with a coating formulation includes a vertical support column for supporting a sleeve body in a vertical position coaxial with a coating axis, a carriage slideable along the vertical support column, and an annular coating stage attached to the carriage and moveable therewith for containing the coating formulation and for coating a layer of the coating formulation onto the peripheral surface of the sleeve body during a sliding movement of the carriage along the vertical support column. The coating device includes an irradiation stage that is arranged to be moveable with the annular coating stage and to provide radiation to at least partially cure the layer of coating formulation onto the peripheral surface so as to prevent flow off of the coating formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Luc Leenders, Willem Mues, Jackie Duprez, Bart Verhoest, Hilbrand Vanden Wyngaert, Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Publication number: 20120227598
    Abstract: A plate cylinder includes a base body with a cylindrical shape which is rotated in a predetermined direction and a pattern plate which is provided on an outer circumference surface of the base body and is rotated integrally with the base body and where a plurality of concave sections, which configures a predetermined printing pattern and is filled with conductive ink, is formed, where a blade, which wipes away the conductive ink which protrudes from the concave sections, contacts the outer circumference surface of the pattern plate, a blanket roll, to which the conductive ink is transferred and which performs printing by transferring the transferred conductive ink to a printing medium, contacts the outer circumference surface of the pattern plate, and a wall, which regulates infiltration of the blade and the blanket roll into the concave sections, is provided in the concave sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Miura
  • Publication number: 20120192736
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for individually positioning and mounting particles on a target carrier according to a predefined pattern. In particular the particles are spheres of an electrically chargeable material with a diameter in the range of 10 micrometer up to one millimeter and are electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Theodorus A.G. HEEREN
  • Publication number: 20120189825
    Abstract: A process for obtaining a solvent borne polyurethane composition comprising preparing an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A; reacting the isocyanate groups of isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A with 0.1 to 1.8 stoichiometric equivalents of at least one active-hydrogen containing chain-terminating compound and or chain-extending compound; optionally introducing an isocyanate-terminated compound B; and reacting the isocyanate groups of the isocyanate-terminated prepolymer obtained in the previous steps and isocyanate-terminated compound B with 0 to 1.2 stoichiometric equivalents of at least one active-hydrogen containing chain-terminating compound and or chain-extending compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Ester PARRA PASTOR, Joan Tiana Ruiz, Urs Jürgen Frieden Hugel
  • Publication number: 20120152135
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed and claimed for gravure printing of transparent conductive films comprising metal nanowires. Such films exhibiting low resistivity and superior coating uniformity may be used in electronic or optical articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Chaofeng Zou, Mathew T. Stebbins, Jennifer C. Dawson, Karissa L. Eckert, Gary E. Labelle