Blanks And Processes Patents (Class 101/401.1)
  • Patent number: 10316204
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink set includes at least a cyan radiation curable inkjet ink, a magenta radiation curable inkjet ink, a yellow radiation curable inkjet ink, and a black radiation curable inkjet ink, each having a viscosity of no more than 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and a shear rate of 90 s?1 and containing: a) at least one non-polymerizable, non-polymeric bisacylphosphine oxide present in a concentration of no more than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 10313559
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a method of rosette-free printing includes, in a printing device whose color plane misregistration is less than 15 percent of a screen ruling of a halftone screen, printing multiple color planes of a multicolor image using the halftone screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Boaz Tagansky, Dror Kella, David L. Pereira
  • Patent number: 10245823
    Abstract: A system or machine is disclosed which takes pre-stretched emulsion coated screens, digitally prints thereon and exposes them before further processing and use in a screen printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew L. Oleson
  • Patent number: 10249409
    Abstract: An assembly can include a housing that includes opposing ends, a longitudinal axis, an axial length defined between the opposing ends, a maximum transverse dimension that is less than the length and an interior space; circuitry disposed at least in part in the interior space; and a coated electrical conductor electrically coupled to the circuitry where the coated electrical conductor includes an electrical conductor that includes copper and a length defined by opposing ends, a polymeric electrical insulation layer disposed about at least a portion of the length of the electrical conductor, and a barrier layer disposed about at least a portion of the polymeric electrical insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jushik Yun, Manuel Marya
  • Patent number: 9887687
    Abstract: A method of trimming a component is provided in which the component is protected from oxidation or changes in stress after trimming. As part of the method, a protective glass cover is bonded to the surface of a semiconductor substrate prior to trimming (e.g., laser trimming) of a component. This can protect the component from oxidation after trimming, which may change its value or a parameter of the component. It can also protect the component from changes in stress acting on it or on the die adjacent it during packaging, which may also change a value or parameter of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Seamus Paul Whiston, Bernard Patrick Stenson, Michael Noel Morrissey, Michael John Flynn
  • Patent number: 9855781
    Abstract: A printable medium with a supporting base substrate that has, on its image side, a substrate sizing layer and an image receiving layer, and having, on its back-side a fabric backing and barrel layer with flame retardancy. Also disclosed are the method for making such printable medium and the method for producing printed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Paul C. Landrum, Xulong Fu, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9757970
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunxian Cao, Yoshiharu Kubota
  • Patent number: 9731496
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for manufacturing rotogravure cylinders with a cylinder base made of aluminum and a single metallic layer on the cylinder surface. The method comprises the construction of the cylinder base, the deposition of the metallic layer on the cylinder surface, the thinning of the cylinder to achieve the required dimensions, the polishing of the cylinder surface and finally the etching of the cylinder with the desired printing pattern. The metallic layer can be any copper alloy that will produce a surface with a Vickers hardness of about 400 HV. The metallic layer is deposited onto the cylinder base using any thermal spraying method. The cylinder surface is then thinned and polished by using any conventional method. Finally, the cylinder is etched to provide a superb cylinder for the printing industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Paramount International Services Ltd.
    Inventor: Ioannis Ioannou
  • Patent number: 9643206
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methods for a pipe doping apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus may include a pump fluidly coupled to a reservoir and a dope manifold, the pump positioned to pump pipe dope from the reservoir to the dope manifold. The automated pipe doping apparatus may include an ejector coupled to the dope manifold, where the ejector positioned to supply a fixed volume of pipe dope from the dope manifold to a dope distribution line. The automated pipe doping apparatus may also include a pipe dope applicator, the pipe dope applicator fluidly coupled to the dope distribution line positioned to deposit pipe dope on a threaded connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NABORS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Magnuson, Enrique Abarca
  • Patent number: 9573358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for printing cans with different print patterns in the same production sequence, without it being necessary to interrupt the production. Another objective of the present invention is to provide a process for producing cans, which uses a printing device, the can produced by the device and process, and a transfer blanket that is a graphic means that influences the final print patterns of the cans to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: REXAM BEVERAGE CAN SOUTH AMERICA S.A.
    Inventors: Joao Vilas Boas, Jeffrey Lewis
  • Patent number: 9539844
    Abstract: The rotogravure cylinder comprising a rotary gravure base and thereon a copper engraving layer is refurbished to contain a zinc layer between a gravure base and a layer package suitable for engraving and printing. This layer package for instance comprises a metallic support layer, a copper engraving layer and suitably a protection layer. Deposition of the zinc layer may be tuned for thickness variation, in combination with deposition of the layer package in a fixed thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Paramount International Services Ltd
    Inventor: Ioannis Ioannou
  • Patent number: 9381725
    Abstract: A method for producing an adjustment shim includes preparing a liquid solution of a non-polymerized resin and a solvent; coating sheets of metal with the liquid solution so as to form a film of resin on at least one face of each of the sheets of metal; stacking the metal sheets so that two adjacent sheets of metal are separated by the film of resin; and curing the resin films in the stack of metal sheets, for a predefined time period, at a temperature higher than a degradation or burning temperature of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Andre Gastel
  • Patent number: 9346125
    Abstract: An oxide dispersion strengthening (ODS) method of a metallic material using a laser is provided, which includes melting a surface of a metallic matrix placed on a movable stage by irradiating a laser onto the surface (step 1), supplying an oxide dispersion strengthening (ODS) powder at a site of the matrix surface which is melt at step 1 (step 2), and cooling the matrix in which the ODS powder is supplied at step 2 (step 3). Because oxide particles are directly supplied into previously-made sheet or tube matrix, fabrication process is simplified, fabrication cost is reduced, and end product is fabricated efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KOREA HYDRO AND NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sang Yoon Park, Byoung-Kwon Choi, Jeong-Yong Park, Il Hyun Kim, Yang-Il Jung, Dong Jun Park, Hyun Gil Kim
  • Patent number: 9309341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable jettable fluid for making a flexographic printing master characterized in that the jettable fluid has a viscosity measured at jetting temperature of less than 15 mPa·s and comprises at least 50 wt. % of a mixture of a cyclic monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer, a monofunctional urethane acrylate oligomer and a difunctional (meth)acrylate monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Patent number: 9223201
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexographic printing plate includes designing a photomask patterned design. The photomask patterned designed is laser-ablated into a thermal imaging layer. The laser-ablated thermal imaging layer is laminated to a top side of a flexographic printing plate substrate. A bottom side of the flexographic printing plate substrate is exposed to UV-A radiation. The top side of the flexographic printing plate substrate is exposed to UV-A radiation. The thermal imaging layer is removed. The flexographic printing plate substrate is developed. A flexographic printing system for printing a photomask includes an ink roll, an anilox roll, a printing plate cylinder, a flexographic printing plate disposed on the printing plate cylinder, and an impression cylinder. The flexographic printing plate comprises embossing patterns corresponding to a photomask patterned design. The flexographic printing plate may be used in a flexographic printing system to manufacture a photomask with flexography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: UNI-PIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventors: Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Patent number: 9217928
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing a flexographic printing blank to produce a relief image printing element capable of printing cleanly. The method provides a flexographic printing blank comprising: (i) a support layer; (ii) at least one photocurable layer disposed on the support layer, and (iii) a laser ablatable mask layer disposed on the at least one photocurable layer. The laser ablatable mask layer is laser ablated to create an in situ negative in the laser ablatable mask layer. Thereafter, a barrier layer is disposed on the laser ablatable mask layer. The photocurable layer is exposed to actinic radiation through the barrier layer and the laser ablatable mask layer; and the imaged and exposed flexographic printing blank is developed to reveal the relief image therein. The resulting flexographic relief image printing element is capable of printing cleanly and of resisting paper fibers, dust, and ink during a print run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle P. Baldwin, Miguel A. Barboza, Kerry O'Brate
  • Patent number: 9211727
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording head that ejects fluid onto a recording medium; a supporting member that supports the recording medium; and a heating device that heats the supporting member, in which a supporting surface that supports the recording medium in the supporting member has a surface treatment layer having a radiation factor of 0.85 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9199448
    Abstract: An imaging drum has an outer surface configured for receiving an ink image from a print head and transferring the image at a transfer nip. The imaging drum has a central channel extending through the drum along a central longitudinal axis. An inner drum surface faces the channel and includes surface alterations that increase or decrease at least one of surface emissivities and heat absorption to mitigate thermal influences on the imaging drum and control temperature variability along the imaging drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: David Paul Platt
  • Patent number: 9069255
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for thermally developing a flexographic printing element to reveal a relief image on the surface and a method of using the apparatus to develop a flexographic printing element. The apparatus typically comprises means for softening or melting a crosslinked photopolymer on the imaged and exposed surface of the flexographic printing element; at least one roll that is contactable with the imaged surface of the flexographic printing element and capable of moving over at least a portion of the imaged surface of the flexographic printing element to remove the softened or melted non-crosslinked photopolymer on the imaged and exposed surface of the flexographic printing element; and means for maintaining contact between the at least one roll and the imaged and exposed surface of the flexographic printing element. A layer of resilient compressible material is positioned between the flexographic printing element and a supporting conveying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jim Hennessy, David X. Elwell, Nicholas R. Pina, Brian Cook, Ryan Vest
  • Patent number: 9048207
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bubble discharging structure, including a substrate which has a first area and a second area adjacent to the first area, and on which a counter substrate is caused to come in contact with the first area to provide a film having a first pattern, and a bubble discharging path through which the first area and the second area communicate with each other, and through which a bubble confined between the substrate and the counter substrate when the counter substrate is caused to come in contact with the first area is discharged from the first area to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ando, Tsutomu Mori
  • Patent number: 9038536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicone rubber like material and a printing device including a stamp layer (100;201) comprising such a material. The material is suitable for use in soft lithography as it enables stable features having dimensions in the nanometer range to be obtained on a substrate, and also allows for the accommodation onto rough and non-flat substrate surfaces. The invention also relates to methods for manufacturing the silicone rubber like material and stamp layer (100;201) and use thereof in lithographic processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Marcus Antonius Verschuuren
  • Patent number: 9027476
    Abstract: A laser-engraveable flexographic printing precursor or patternable element comprises a laser-engraveable layer having two orthogonal dimensions. This laser-engraveable layer comprises one or more elastomeric resins and non-metallic fibers that are oriented in the laser-engraveable layer predominantly in one of its two orthogonal dimensions. The non-metallic fibers have an average length of at least 0.1 mm and an average diameter of at least 1 ?m. The oriented non-metallic fibers reduce curl and shrinkage in the precursor and improve print quality and press life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ido Gal, Ophira Melamed
  • Patent number: 9021951
    Abstract: A method for forming an image on a flexographic media includes providing a screened image; locating transition points from data regions to non-data regions in said screened image; determining a distance between pixels in adjacent data regions for each transition point; if the distance is greater than a predetermined distance, modify said screened image to remove a shoulder of pixels in contact with the transition point; and forming the modified screened image on the flexographic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alexander Krol, Lior Perry
  • Publication number: 20150114243
    Abstract: A cylindrical printing plate precursor of the present invention comprising a cured resin sheet formed into a cylindrical shape, the cylindrical printing plate precursor comprising an overlap margin part comprising opposite end parts of the cured resin sheet superimposed on one another, each end part of the cured resin sheet in the overlap margin part having a thickness that is smaller than the thickness of the cured resin sheet other than in the overlap margin part, and a joining part, in the overlap margin part, in which a hole providing communication between the opposite end parts of the cured resin sheet is filled with a cured resin, the overlap margin part having a specific width, the joining part having a specific size, and the joining part having a specific cross-sectional area in the plate surface direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke NAMBA
  • Patent number: 9016199
    Abstract: A system and method of preparing a flexoplate so it is suitable for the printing of high resolution patterns. The method includes controlling the curing conditions of the flexoplate, thereby controlling the properties of said flexoplate such as floor thickness, pattern cross-sectional geometry, repeatability of printed features during the printing process, and durability of the flexoplate during the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Unipixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Ed S. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8999427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the impregnation of a product consisting of fibrous material and formed from a continuous web (22), the method comprising at least one first step of cutting out a specific zone (24) of the continuous web (22) and at least one second step of applying an impregnation product to the specific zone (24), the first and second steps being carried out simultaneously or virtually simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Tissue France
    Inventor: Remy Ruppel
  • Publication number: 20150090397
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a flexographic printing plate precursor for laser engraving, comprising, in order, steps of: forming a curable resin composition layer, which comprises (Component A) an ethylenically unsaturated compound, (Component B) a polymerization initiator, and (Component C) a binder, on a temporary support; forming a resin layer, which has an oxygen transmission coefficient of equal to or lower than 15 cm3·cm/m2·day·atm and a Shore A hardness of 20° to 70°, on the curable resin composition layer; and curing the curable resin composition layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yousuke MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8985019
    Abstract: A method for making a flexographic printing master includes the steps of providing a flexographic printing support; applying image-wise on the flexographic printing support subsequent layers of radiation curable liquid by an inkjet printing device whereby one or more applied layers are immobilized using a curing device before one or more subsequent layers are applied, such that a relief with a top hat profile is obtained; and grinding the relief so that the height DT of a top hat segment is reduced. An imaging apparatus includes structure to perform the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Eddie Daems, Luc Vanmaele
  • Patent number: 8985020
    Abstract: A heating step is performed in a printing operation where a gas jet emitting from a nozzle assembly impinges the exterior surface of a printing plate. The gas impingement provides rapid and specific convective heat flux to the exterior surface of the printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Carl Bernard Arnold, Gary W. Foggin
  • Patent number: 8978553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate requiring no on-press development or no water development, which provides clear printed image, has sufficient printing wear resistance, and has improved scumming, more specifically to a heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate comprising, on a water-resistant support, an image-forming layer containing a thermoplastic resin, a water-soluble polymer compound, and at least one selected from a compound of the following formulae (1), (2), (3) and (4). The present invention also relates to a direct heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate by which the generation of sticking phenomenon has been reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Masao Utsumi, Yoshihito Ohashi, Kouichi Agata
  • Patent number: 8960089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer, expandable sleeve (100) for a printing press cylinder, particularly for flexographic printing. The sleeve has an inner layer (110) with a hard surface inner jacket (112), which defines a longitudinal axis (A) and the cavity for mounting on the cylinder, and an outer layer (130) with a cylindrical outer jacket (132) for carrying an outer shell, a printing plate or a separate outer sleeve, in particular. An intermediate layer (120), manufactured in the form of a lightweight honeycomb having honeycomb cells oriented radially (B) to the longitudinal axis (A), is provided between the inner jacket (112) and the outer jacket (132). According to the invention, the intermediate layer (120) comprises at least one honeycomb layer (122-1, 122-2, 122-3, 122-4, 122-5) consisting of shaped cured fiber composite honeycomb made of fiber material embedded in a resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Euro-Composites S.A.
    Inventors: Rolf-Mathias Alter, Patrick Freres, Oliver Bottler
  • Publication number: 20150047522
    Abstract: Methods and devices for making a handheld stamp are provided. In one aspect, a stamp image is applied to a photosensitive and/or photo-reactive stamp surface that, when exposed to light having a particular wavelength for a particular amount of time, produces a handheld stamp. The photosensitive stamp surface may be a photosensitive foam, a photosensitive gel, and the like. In another embodiment, a rub-on transfer image is applied to a surface of a porous plastic sheet, where the applied rub-on transfer image prohibits the flow of ink through portions of the porous plastic sheet. In another embodiment, a transparency masks a portion of a photosensitive transfer material during light treatment to produce a stamp mask. The stamp mask is then applied to a porous plastic stamping material to produce a handheld stamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Craig John Skinner, Luis Rodrigo Pineiro
  • Patent number: 8950326
    Abstract: A method for laser ablating an image on a blank printing plate, includes providing a peripheral tolerance region at the edges of a printing plate, mounting the printing plate on a roller, detecting positions of at least one edge of the printing plate, determining positions of all edges of the printing plate in accordance with the detection, determining an image area within boundaries of the printing plate, laser ablating an image on the printing, within the image area, laser ablating all areas outside of the image area on the printing plate to provide a relief area at which no printing, based on the determined positions of all edges of the printing plate, and controlling the laser to prevent any laser ablation outside of boundaries of the edges of the printing plate, based on the determined positions of all edges of the printing plate, within the provided peripheral tolerance region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Laser Dot Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Mark E. Van Denend, Arthur van der Weijden
  • Patent number: 8941028
    Abstract: A system for engraving a flexographic relief member includes a laser scanning apparatus providing a focused radiation beam. The flexographic relief member includes a laser engraveable flexographic member; a thin engraveable control layer on top of the flexographic member; and wherein the engraveable control layer has an engraving sensitivity lower than the flexographic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mitchell S. Burberry, Lee W. Tutt, Lawrence A. Rowley
  • Patent number: 8925456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cliché, a manufacturing method of a cliché, and a pattern formed by a roll printing method to prevent deteriorations due to sagging and a disconnection of an end portion or a rounded angular portion, the cliché having a surface formed with a groove, wherein the end portion of the groove has a narrower width than the width of the center portion of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Jun Lee, Jae-Hyuk Chang, Hyun-Seok Kim, Sung Hee Lee, Gug-Rae Jo, Sin Kwon
  • Patent number: 8925457
    Abstract: A printing form includes a bonding layer, an intermediate layer and a top layer. The top layer includes silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Harald Latzel, Ralf Niggemann
  • Publication number: 20140366759
    Abstract: A patterned material can be prepared from a patterned material precursor having an elastomeric relief image-forming layer. The formed relief image comprises uppermost surfaces and relief recesses such as recess walls and recess floors. The patterned material also has a layer disposed on either a portion or the entire surface of the relief image in the elastomeric layer. This layer includes a reaction product of a non-fluorinated metal oxide precursor and a hydrolyzable fluoroalkylsilane. The reaction product is formed by applying a reactive composition of the noted components over the entire relief image in the patterned material precursor, following by drying and curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Maria Celeste Tria, Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain
  • Patent number: 8904930
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a printing original plate capable of being laser-engraved such that printing deficiency caused by residues is avoided, and such that resolution and printing quality are good. A flexographic printing original plate capable of being laser-engraved which is obtained by subjecting a photosensitive resin composition containing (A) at least one latex having a weight-average degree of gelation of 40% or more, (B) photopolymerizable compound and (C) photopolymerization initiator to irradiation to light followed by cross-linking and curing. The photopolymerizable component (B) contains the photopolymerizable oligomer and the ethylenic unsaturated monomer in 10 to 25% by weight and 5 to 40% by weight, respectively, to the weight of the photosensitive resin composition and the ethylenic unsaturated monomer comprises 75 to 5% by weight of monofunctional monomer and 25 to 95% by weight of trifunctional monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukimi Yawata, Kazuya Yoshimoto, Toru Wada
  • Patent number: 8904931
    Abstract: An improved printing blanket construction is provided which includes at least a top ply, a bottom ply, and a non-extensible backing ply. The blanket includes leading and trailing edges which are secured directly to the backing ply, where at least a portion of the leading edge forms a contoured edge, a stair-stepped edge, a beveled edge, or a combination thereof. The printing blanket construction having such a shaped leading edge reduces printing gap, reduces the impact forces on the leading edge of the blanket, and protects the blanket from the penetration of ink, solvents, moisture and the like into the blanket plies during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Toriran Flint, Richard Czerner
  • Patent number: 8899148
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for printing a material onto a substrate with a relief printing form made from a photosensitive element. The method includes forming an in-situ mask having a line screen resolution equal to or greater than 250 lines per inch on the photosensitive element, exposing the element to actinic radiation through the in-situ mask in an environment having an inert gas and a concentration of oxygen between 190,000 and 100 ppm, and treating the exposed element to form a relief structure having a plurality of raised surfaces with a line screen resolution equal to or greater than 250 lines per inch. Printing is accomplished by applying an imaging material to the plurality of raised surfaces and contacting to transfer the imaging material to the substrate. The method is suitable for printing high resolution graphic images, as well as for forming a uniform layer of imaging material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Michael Lee Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20140345482
    Abstract: A printing form is for use in relief printing, in particular flexographic printing. The printing form is configured as a single or multilayered cylindrical layer structure having at least a first layer having a vulcanizate based on at least one elastomer. The first layer is extruded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Fuellgraf, Armin Senne
  • Publication number: 20140345483
    Abstract: A method of concentrating waste liquid from a plate-making process for a photosensitive planographic printing plate precursor, including: subjecting, in a single development processing bath of an automatic developing machine, a photosensitive planographic printing plate precursor, having a radical polymerizable image recording layer on a support, after exposure simultaneously to a development process and a desensitization process using a developer liquid that contains from 1 to 10% by mass of a surfactant having a phenyl or naphthyl group and an ethylene oxide or propylene oxide group, and has a content of an organic solvent having a boiling point of from 100° C. to 300° C. of 2% by mass or less; evaporatively concentrating plate-making process waste liquid produced by the processes using a waste liquid concentrating apparatus so as to have a volume of from 1/2 to 1/10; and producing reclaimed water by condensing water vapor separated in the evaporative concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro IMAIZUMI, Toshihiro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8887631
    Abstract: A pattern transcription apparatus comprises a cliché including a concave portion, a convex portion and a printing stopper, the printing stopper formed in the concave portion; and a blanket, on which a resist material layer is coated, rotatable on the cliché, wherein edges of the printing stopper protruding from the printing stopper to have a height greater than a top surface of the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hee Nam, Soon-Sung Yoo
  • Patent number: 8857332
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aluminum alloy strip for the production of printing plate carriers comprising water-based coatings, wherein the aluminum alloy strip has a thickness of at most 0.5 mm. The object is to propose an aluminum alloy strip for the production of printing plate carriers comprising at least one water-based coating so that punctiform coating faults are prevented. The object is achieved for an aluminum alloy strip in that the aluminum alloy strip, in a longitudinal polished section prepared using water as a lubricant, has etch figures with a cubic etching, of which the longitudinal extent is at most 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Knabben, Bernhard Kernig, Jochen Hasenclever, Gerd Steinhoff, Werner Droste, Katrin Kuhnke
  • Publication number: 20140299010
    Abstract: Printing blankets having non-extensible backing plies such as, for example, metalback blankets, are provided which have a construction that is adapted to be mountable onto blanket cylinders having a gap containing a conventional single reel rod lock-up mechanism. The blankets include first and second relief areas positioned such that when the blankets are mounted onto a blanket cylinder, the relief areas substantially align with the point at which the lead and trail ends of the blankets are inserted into a gap in the blanket cylinder to secure the ends in the lock-up mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: James Messer, Brian James, Thomas Smatlak
  • Patent number: 8850977
    Abstract: A compressible printing sleeve carrier for use in offset lithography which is formed from a composite fiber-reinforced compressible polymer is provided. The printing sleeve carrier is formed by coating reinforcing filaments with a compressible polymer and winding the filaments around a mandrel to form a hollow cylindrical base, where the first portion of the base adjacent the inner surface contains the wound reinforcing filaments coated with the compressible polymer and the second portion of the base adjacent the outer surface contains the compressible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Byers, William H. Haddock, J. Ron Yarbrough, Samuel R. Shuman
  • Patent number: 8850979
    Abstract: A printing plate making apparatus which scans a recording medium by light beam in a predetermined pixel pitch, thereby engraving a surface of the recording medium to make a printing plate, wherein an upper surface of a convex portion of light power of the light beam engraving all or part of an adjacent region which is adjacent to a convex portion which is to be left in a convex shape on a surface of the recording medium is set to an threshold engraving energy or less, and light power of light beam in a vicinity region in vicinity of outer side of a region defined as the adjacent region is brought higher than light power in the adjacent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ichirou Miyagawa, Takeshi Kiso
  • Patent number: 8850978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive letterpress printing original plate provided with a heat sensitive mask layer having high light blocking effect and durability yet prepared as a thin film. A photosensitive letterpress printing original plate including at least (A) a supporting member, (B) a photosensitive resin layer, and (C) a heat sensitive mask layer that are successively laminated, wherein the heat sensitive mask layer (C) contains carbon black and, as a dispersion binder therefor, a butyral resin as well as polyamide containing polar group selected from the group consisting of polyamide containing a tertiary amine group, polyamide containing a quaternary ammonium salt group, polyamide containing an ether group and polyamide containing a sulfonic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukimi Yawata, Keiichi Motoi, Tetsuma Kawakami, Kazuya Yoshimoto, Toru Wada
  • Publication number: 20140290514
    Abstract: A printing blanket is provided which may include a printable surface ply, a compressible ply, one or more reinforcing fabric plies, and a non-extensible backing layer comprising a polymeric material. The printing blanket has first and seconds ends which are adapted to be inserted into the gap of a printing blanket cylinder, where each of the first and second ends may include a relief area formed by removing or molding a portion of the blanket or by removing or molding a portion of the non-extensible backing layer such that the blanket may be mounted in a wide variety of printing presses using a number of different lock-up mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Richard L. Czerner
  • Publication number: 20140283700
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, the present disclosure provides advantages and alternatives over the prior art by providing a printing blanket containing a printing surface and a multi-ply woven fabric. The multi-ply woven fabric contains at least two woven plies, each of the woven plies having warp yarns in the warp direction and weft yarns in a weft direction perpendicular to the warp direction interwoven with the warp yarns. The woven plies are integrated through combined portions formed by interlacing warps and wefts among different woven plies within the multi-ply woven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Cosgrove David S.