Marking Patents (Class 106/31.01)
  • Patent number: 10183433
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cosmetic stick having at least two different colored portions includes inserting a pin into at least one mold cavity of a mold body, filling the mold cavity containing the pin with a first cosmetic material of a first color, and then recovering the excess first cosmetic material from a top surface of the mold body. The pin is removed from the mold cavity leaving a void in the mold cavity, and a guard plate is placed over the top surface of the mold body, the guard plate having a hole over the mold cavity. The void in the mold cavity is filled with a second cosmetic material, the second cosmetic material being a second color that is different than the first color. The excess second cosmetic material is then recovered from a top surface of the guard plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kolmar Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Domenick, Cheryl Ewing, Matt Abbadessa
  • Patent number: 9048175
    Abstract: A diffusion-agent composition including a borate ester (A); a polyhydric alcohol (B) represented by general formula (1); and an alkoxysilane compound (C). In general formula (1), k represents an integer from 0 to 3, m represents an integer of 1 or more, and R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a C1-5 alkyl group, or a C1-5 hydroxyalkyl group. When there are a plurality of R2s and R3s, the plurality of R2s and R3s may be the same as or different from one another. When k is 2 or more, the plurality of R2s and R3s always include at least one or more hydroxyl groups or C1-5 hydroxyalkyl groups having 1 to 5 carbon atoms. R4 and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-3 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kamizono, Toshiro Morita
  • Patent number: 8979990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition containing a polyepoxide with polyether lateral chains and pendant hydrocarbyl groups. The invention further relates to a composition containing a particulate solid, an organic or aqueous medium, and a polyepoxide with polyether lateral chains and pendant hydrocarbyl groups. The invention further relates to novel compounds, and the use of the polyepoxide with polyether lateral chains and pendant hydrocarbyl groups as a dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Shooter, Stuart N. Richards
  • Publication number: 20140356522
    Abstract: A photographic material for image display including an intimately sorbed contrast agent that provides a contrast layer against which the recorded image can be seen regardless of the nature and colour of the background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SMARTWATER RESEARCH LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Cleary, Marcello Vitale, Sharon Robinson
  • Patent number: 8834965
    Abstract: Processes for producing organoamine-stabilized silver nanoparticles are disclosed. The processes comprise: (a) forming a solution comprising an organic solvent and a first amount of organoamine; (b) adding silver salt particles to the solution; (c) adding a second amount of organoamine to the solution; (d) adding an organohydrazine to the solution; and (e) reacting the solution to form organoamine-stabilized silver nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mahya Mokhtari, Marko D. Saban, Roger Earl Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20140228270
    Abstract: The invention relates to removable temporary paint having a release agent including a non-ionic surfactant and having a pH of 3 to 6. The paint includes: 10 wt % to 50 wt % of a natural alkyd resin in an aqueous emulsion, the alkyd resin having a molar mass Mp of 3,000 g/mol to 100,000 g/mol, a polydispersity index lp of 1 to 20, an oil length of 20% to 40%, and an acid index of 10 to 35; at least one inorganic filler and/or pigment; and a sufficient amount of water. The paint can be used as eco-friendly road paint for temporary markings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard Messant, Yves Ortais
  • Publication number: 20140227865
    Abstract: A diffusion-agent composition including a borate ester (A); a polyhydric alcohol (B) represented by general formula (1); and an alkoxysilane compound (C). In general formula (1), k represents an integer from 0 to 3, m represents an integer of 1 or more, and R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a C1-5 alkyl group, or a C1-5 hydroxyalkyl group. When there are a plurality of R2s and R3s, the plurality of R2s and R3s may be the same as or different from one another. When k is 2 or more, the plurality of R2s and R3s always include at least one or more hydroxyl groups or C1-5 hydroxyalkyl groups having 1 to 5 carbon atoms. R4 and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-3 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kamizono, Toshiro Morita
  • Patent number: 8717625
    Abstract: A system for printing and emissive image on a substrate that includes red, green, and blue additive-color emissive inks configured to be printed to a substrate using an ink printer device intended for use with subtractive-color ink. An image to be printed can be converted to color negative form prior to printing using the subtractive-color ink printer. The system may include a subtractive-color ink printer intended for use with subtractive-color ink cartridges. The system may also include a computer device programmed to convert an image to a color negative form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Angstrom Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Coyle
  • Patent number: 8690464
    Abstract: A writing instrument is disclosed that can enhance the speed and accuracy for a respondent using an optical machine response form. This writing instrument includes at least two reservoirs for dispensing two independent fluids with different optical reflectivity, whereby an application of the second fluid on top of a layer marked with the first fluid of the response form, modifies the digital response from the optical machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Amara Rahman Durham
  • Patent number: 8623101
    Abstract: There is provided a coloring composition containing at least a first coloring material and at least a second coloring material, in which the first coloring material is a compound represented by the following Formula (Y), the second coloring material is, for example, the following compound 8, and the mass ratio of the content (% by mass) of the second coloring material in the composition to the content (% by mass) of the first coloring material in the composition is 0.001 to 1.0. Formula (Y) In Formula (Y), a plurality of M each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a cation, and when M represents a cation, M represents a Li+ ion, a Na+ ion, a K+ ion or a NH4+ ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Tateishi, Yoshihiko Fujie, Youichirou Takeshima
  • Patent number: 8623505
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, decolorizable color developing particle includes 41 to 50% by mass of a color material relative to the total amount, while the rest being a binder. The color material contains an amount mL of a color developing compound and an amount mD (mD<mL) of a developer. Island portions rich in the color material are distributed within sea portion rich in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Gotanda, Satoshi Takayama, Yumiko Sekiguchi, Kenji Sano
  • Publication number: 20130231242
    Abstract: Dye and developer components of a leuco dye system are separately microencapsulated. The microcapsule walls are fragile to the point of being easily ruptured. The microcapsules are mixed combined into a coating composition that is applied to a substrate and dried. Forces applied to the substrate, such as by the application of fingers or a writing instrument, rupture the capsule to produce a color change by interaction of the leuco dye system components that are released upon rupture of the capsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Terrill Scott Clayton, Timothy J. Owen
  • Patent number: 8389601
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a metal ink composition for ink-jet and more particularly, a metal ink composition which causes no formation of cracks on a PCB substrate, allows a low curing temperature, and provides improved adhesive strength even after coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hoon Kim, Dong-Hoon Kim, Byung-Ho Jun, Joon-Rak Choi, Young-Kwan Seo, Young-Il Lee
  • Patent number: 8378006
    Abstract: The present invention is a method which erase information printed on a recording medium if necessary and thus reuse the recording medium, and includes 1) decolorable ink compositions which are not erased during the use but erased by a dye readily decolorable by a decolorant, 2) a decolorant composition including a thermal initiator or photoinitiator, and 3) a method for coating the decolorant and applying heat or irradiating UV to erase the dye. According to the present invention, it is possible to prepare various writing inks, and particularly, when applied to recording medium with a magnetic stripe as well as the general purpose papers, it is possible to reduce the production cost significantly, obtain a large import substitution effect of the magnetic ink all of which are imported, and largely reduce the environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jong-Soo Han, Woon Chang Paik, Hyun-Man Shin, Yeong-Gweon Lim, Yong-Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 8377186
    Abstract: A temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition comprising an aqueous paint component, including an aqueous solvent, and an aqueous propellant component. At least one embodiment of the composition includes an amount of water as the aqueous solvent. The composition is formulated to minimize and/or eliminate the hazards presented by various volatile and non-volatile organic compounds present in known aerosol paint compositions, by eliminating or minimizing inclusion of such organic compounds. Further, the composition is developed to facilitate enhanced degradation in a short period of time, while also including elements to increase the performance when in use. A variety of pigment compounds may be used in the composition, permitting a variety of applications. The present invention is also directed to a method for preparing the temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition. This method includes adding the compounds to a reaction vessel and mixing thoroughly via a plurality of addition steps and mixing cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: EZ Paint, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Coello, Carlos Vega Velazquez
  • Patent number: 8343570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions comprising of at least one bismuth-containing inorganic pigment, at least one organic phosphorous stabilizer, at least one thermally polymerizable thermosetting powder coating resin and at least one crosslinker. The inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions are advantageously used where there is a need for heat resistant coatings and where only minor surface modifications during over bake conditions are acceptable. The invention also relates to the use of the inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions for the preparation of powdered paints and varnishes for the making of coatings and to coatings obtained therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DCC IP
    Inventors: Thomas Gross, Conny Te Walvaart, Hub Bernsen, Jules Lahaye
  • Patent number: 8323391
    Abstract: A paint composition is disclosed, the paint having a binder and an omnidirectional structural color pigment dispersed throughout the binder. The omnidirectional structural color pigment can be made from a plurality of flakes that have a multilayer structure, the pigment and the paint having a reflection band of less than 200 nanometers when viewed from angles between 0 to 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Debasish Banerjee, Songtao Wu, Minjuan Zhang, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 8318262
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of spherical metal particles, which are free of antimony and/or antimony-containing compounds, as a laser marking agent or laser weldability agent in a plastic, wherein the particle size distribution of the spherical metal particles, as determined by means of laser granulometry, in the form of the volume-averaged cumulative undersize particle size distribution, has a D99 value of <110 ?m, a D90 value of <75 ?m, and a D50<45 ?m. The invention further relates to a laser-markable and/or laser-weldable plastic which a laser marking agent consisting of spherical metal particles, which are free of antimony and/or antimony-containing compounds, wherein the particle size distribution of the spherical metal particles, as determined by means of laser granulometry, in the form of the volume-averaged cumulative undersize particle size distribution, has a D99 value of <110 ?m, a D90 value of <75 ?m, and a D50<45 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Greb, Martin Schaal, Thomas Schuster, Walter Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20120213943
    Abstract: An aqueous marking composition is described which upon application to a polymeric surface and laser irradiation, produces one or more marks or other indicia having high contrast in the polymeric surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: FERRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sarver, Stephen Rozwood, George E. Sakoske, Sean Weir, Dennis Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20120213976
    Abstract: In one aspect, support materials operable for use in 3D printing systems are described herein. In some embodiments, a support material comprises a wax component comprising at least one ethoxylated fatty alcohol and a viscosity modifying agent, wherein the support material is water dispersible. In some embodiments, the wax component comprises a mixture of at least one fatty alcohol and at least one ethoxylated fatty alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pingyong Xu, Khalil Moussa, John Stockwell
  • Patent number: 8242190
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing a crayon having a desired hardness stably without poor gelation using a benzylidene sorbitol gelling agent together with the use of carbon black as a black pigment. The process comprises: dissolving and dispersing a resin component, carbon black having a pH of less than 5.0 and an organic amine in an organic solvent, dissolving at least one gelling agent selected from the group consisting of dibenzylidene sorbitol, tribenzylidene sorbitol and derivatives thereof in the resultant under heating to prepare a raw material solution, pouring the raw material solution into a molding container, and cooling and gelling the raw material solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sakura Color Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kotaro Sumitomo, Masamitsu Takahashi, Hidetoshi Fukuo
  • Publication number: 20120122306
    Abstract: A diffusing agent composition contains a condensation product (A) and an impurity diffusion component (B). The condensation product (A) is a reaction product yielded by hydrolyzing an alkoxysilane. The impurity diffusion component (B) is a monoester or diester of phosphoric acid, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: c/o Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiro Morita, Takashi Kamizono
  • Publication number: 20120088079
    Abstract: There is described an optical-effect-producing medium comprising a carrier medium (1) containing or comprising pigment particles (10) having at least one optically responsive pigment or dye (100) that responds to incident electromagnetic radiation of at least a selected excitation wavelength or wavelength band (?EX) by producing an optical response in the visible or near-visible spectrum. A refractive index (n1) of the carrier medium (1) and a refractive index (n2; n3) of the pigment particles (10) are selected to maximise the amount of incident electromagnetic radiation reaching the said at least one optically responsive pigment or dye (100). Also described is the use of such optical-effect-producing medium to produce an optically responsive feature, especially for security, authentication and/or identification purposes, as well as objects comprising such an optically responsive feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Downing, Nicholas K. Sheridon
  • Patent number: 8147908
    Abstract: Process for producing organoamine-stabilized silver nanoparticles with a molar ratio of silver salt to organoamine of about 1:4 to about 1:10 are disclosed. The process includes: forming a solution including an organic solvent and a first amount of organoamine; adding silver salt particles to the solution; adding a second amount of organoamine to the solution; adding a hydrazine to the solution; and reacting the solution to form an organoamine-stabilized silver nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mahya Mokhtari, Roger E. Gaynor, Marko D. Saban
  • Publication number: 20110277661
    Abstract: Natural oil based marking compositions and their methods of making are provided. The compositions comprise a lipid-based wax having approximately 0-90 percent by weight triacylglycerides and approximately 10-99 percent by weight monoacylglycerides and diacylglycerides combined. The compositions also comprise approximately 1-40 percent by weight of a structuring agent. The methods comprise blending the composition by heating the lipid-based wax and structuring agent at a sufficiently high temperature to destroy substantially all crystal structure within the lipid-based wax. The methods further comprise pouring the composition into a mold having a surface and a core, wherein the pouring is conducted at a temperature at least 5° C. greater than the congeal point of the lipid-based wax. The methods further comprise cooling the lipid-based wax under conditions sufficient to cool the core to at least 5° C. below the congeal point of the lipid-based wax in approximately 30-90 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy A. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110274893
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy; at least one latent activator selected from the group consisting of ammonium phosphate, ammonium polyphosphate, ammonium sulfite, ammonium thiosulfate, ammonium sulfamate and ammonium sulfate; and a second compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of colour formers, oxygen containing transition metal compounds, and metal-chelate-type colour forming systems; a coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy, and a second compound capable of forming a coloured substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of colour formers and metal-chelate-type colour forming systems; a process for the preparation of these compositions, substrates coated with these compositions and a process for their pre
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Adolf Käser, Jonathan Campbell
  • Patent number: 8002884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of ink jet printing a radiation-curable ink from a printer having a de-wetting faceplate onto a substrate in which the ink is such that it has an advancing contact angle on the substrate of no more than 22° and a receding contact angle on the faceplate, after a period of contact of one month, of greater than 28° . The invention also provides a radiation-curable ink for use in an ink jet printer having a de-wetting faceplate, the ink having a receding contact angle on a material having a surface energy in the range of 16 to 20 dyne/cm of greater than 28° after a period of contact of one month and having an advancing contact angle on a substrate having a surface energy of less than 30 dyne/cm of no more than 22°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Grant, Stephen Paul Wilson, Hugh Alexander Allen, Nigel Anthony Caiger, Derek Edward Wilson
  • Patent number: 7989031
    Abstract: This invention relates to a component surface (side section 1a), in particular a vehicle surface, with a three-dimensional surface texture. This invention further relates to a method for the creation of a component surface (side section 1a), in particular a vehicle surface, with a three-dimensional surface texture. To keep the effort and expense required for the achievement of a three-dimensional surface texture low, the invention teaches that a film is glued to the component surface (side section 1a), which film has been provided prior to the gluing with a plurality of coats of paint, each using the screen printing process, which in their totality form a three-dimensional surface texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Linde Material Handling GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Krause, Cordula Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 7963646
    Abstract: Compositions for use in ink jet printing onto a substrate comprising a water based dispersion including metallic nanoparticles and appropriate stabilizers. Also disclosed are methods for the production of said compositions and methods for their use in ink jet printing onto suitable substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israell Company
    Inventors: Shiomo Magdassi, Alexander Kamyshny, Yelena Vinetsky, Amal Bassa, Raim Mokh Abo
  • Patent number: 7935183
    Abstract: A temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition comprising an aqueous paint component, including an aqueous solvent, and an aqueous propellant component. At least one embodiment of the composition includes an amount of water as the aqueous solvent. The composition is formulated to minimize and/or eliminate the hazards presented by various volatile and non-volatile organic compounds present in known aerosol paint compositions, by eliminating or minimizing inclusion of such organic compounds. Further, the composition is developed to facilitate enhanced degradation in a short period of time, while also including elements to increase the performance when in use. A variety of pigment compounds may be used in the composition, permitting a variety of applications. The present invention is also directed to a method for preparing the temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition. This method includes adding the compounds to a reaction vessel and mixing thoroughly via a plurality of addition steps and mixing cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: EZ Paint, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Coello, Carlos Vega Velazquez
  • Publication number: 20110036928
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns methods revealing surface imperfections on an object comprising the steps of: coating the surface to be inspected with a composition comprising an opaque, water-dispersible liquid, sufficiently surface-adherent and with surface-wetting properties as to create a gloss finish, at least before the liquid dries, on the restored area; inspecting the surface to check for imperfections; and removing said composition with water. The method may also include a step of marking the surface, through the wet composition layer, to indicate the location of imperfections discovered. Also described are compositions and delivery systems suitable for carrying out the method comprising aqueous dispersions of a pigment and a resin, especially a polysaccharide resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Dean William Dredge, Shaun Barry Knight
  • Publication number: 20110018252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security pigment having an intrinsic hidden and/or forensic security feature, consisting of a transparent inorganic matrix and at least one particulate material embedded in the matrix, to the use of a security pigment of this type for the pigmentation of paints, coatings and the like, and to a method for the detection of a security pigment of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Ralf Petry, Michael Weiden, Sylke Klein, Klaus-Christian Ullmann
  • Patent number: 7868122
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of making urethane based nonionic associative thickeners are described herein. Uses of the nonionic associative thickeners are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Southern Clay Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan L. Steinmetz, Shakti L. Mukerjee
  • Publication number: 20100304142
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for producing a color erasable recording material includes dispersing a granulated mixture of a color erasable recording material in an aqueous medium to form an aqueous dispersion liquid, and subjecting the dispersion liquid to a high-pressure pulverizer at a temperature not lower than the melting point of a color erasing agent to pulverize the granulated mixture in the dispersion liquid, thereby obtaining a particulate color erasable recording material having a volume average particle diameter smaller than that of the granulated mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Takayasu Aoki
  • Patent number: 7842129
    Abstract: A coating formulation containing at least one surface-modified silicon dioxide having a 60° reflectometer value of <3 and a black number My of at least 140 has excellent performance properties, for example, a very good transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Christian, Reinhard Behl, Hans-Werner Köhler, Uwe Schmeier, Jürgen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100275807
    Abstract: A taggant for marking a target through the use of a carrier or a projectile loaded on a firing device and methods for fabricating the same are disclosed. The taggant including photoluminescent semiconductor nanocrystal(s) materials incorporated in a carrier or projectile. The photoluminescent semiconductor nanocrystal(s) materials may be encapsulated in a medium for facilitating marking of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel P. Landry, Luis A. Sanchez, James C.M. Hayes, Eva M. Sackal
  • Patent number: 7821675
    Abstract: An article is marked with image indicia for authentication, information, or decoration by providing a plurality of inks having a plurality of fluorescence colors when exposed to excitation energy, separating colors of the image indicia into a plurality of image levels in accordance with the fluorescence colors of the inks, and printing each image level in mutual registration on the article using the corresponding ink. The image printed with each ink may be substantially invisible under illumination within the visible spectrum. The invisibly printed images have multiple authentication features, including the use of covert UV-fluorescent materials, IR-fluorophores, microparticles, and other chemical taggants. Ink compositions, methods for making the inks, and methods and apparatus for using the inks are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Angstrom Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Coyle, John C. Smith
  • Patent number: 7741385
    Abstract: An ink set includes an ozone stable cyan ink, and an ozone stable magenta ink. According to this exemplary embodiment, the ozone stable magenta ink includes an ozone stable magenta dye and a liquid vehicle including a fluorocarbon surfactant formed at least in part from a polymer comprising at least one Formula 1: Where R1=OH and R2=O(CH2)m-(CF2)nCF3 with m=1-3 and n=0-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Larrie Deardurff
  • Patent number: 7739805
    Abstract: A snap line for use in applying powdered material to a surface. The line comprises at least one strand of material that has been coated with water repellent material. The line may be used in conjunction with powder that has also been coated with water repellent material. The line and the powder enable a user to apply lines to wet or damp surfaces in a normal fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: William J. Vary
  • Publication number: 20100112290
    Abstract: Materials and systems for marking locations of an item buried below ground comprise a compactable material comprising a plurality of particles at least partially surrounds the item buried below ground. The compactable material has a selected color distinct which differs from a color of any adjacent earth material. Methods of marking the location of the buried item and methods of making the compactable material are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Chad Barret, James L. Fehrenbacker, Butch S. Roundy, Isaac B. Barlow
  • Publication number: 20100068234
    Abstract: A laser-markable composition comprises a marking component and an organic compound, wherein the organic compound absorbs laser radiation at 780 to 2000 nm and thereby causes the marking component to change colour, and wherein the organic compound has an absorptivity ratio, A r, of at least 1.25, wherein the absorptivity ratio is defined as formula (I): wherein: Ap780-2000 nm is an absorbance peak in the wavelength region of 780 to 2000 nm; and Aave600-700 nm is the average absorbance in the wavelength region of 400 to 700 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony N. Jarvis
  • Patent number: 7666924
    Abstract: A polymeric dispersant containing a vinyl polymer having a constitutional unit represented by the following formula 1: wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 and R4 may be the same or different and are each independently an alkylene group having from 2 to 18 carbon atoms or an arylene group having from 6 to 18 carbon atoms, R3 is an alkylene group having from 4 to 18 carbon atoms or an arylene group having from 6 to 18 carbon atoms, M1 and M2 may be the same or different and are each independently a hydrogen atom or a cation, k and m may be the same or different and are each independently a number from 0 to 20, and L is a number from 1 to 20, with the proviso that L is 2 or more when k is zero. The polymeric dispersant is used for the production of a water dispersion for ink-jet printing. The water dispersion for ink-jet printing is used for the production of a water-based ink for ink-jet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takizawa, Shigeki Nagashima, Takehiro Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20100024935
    Abstract: A reflectant coating composition includes a binding agent and a plurality of transparent or translucent beads immersed within the binding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Nusrallah Jubran, Jerry D. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 7645510
    Abstract: Opaque flakes, such as pigment or bright flake used in paints and inks, have a selected shape and/or other indicia to provide a covert security feature to an object. In some embodiments the composition includes base pigment, and the opaque covert flakes match the visual characteristics of the base pigment. In another embodiment, opaque covert flakes are mixed in the carrier with base pigment at a concentration sufficient to avoid changing the appearance of the composition. In another embodiment, opaque covert flakes are mixed in a clear or tinted varnish base that can be applied over an existing security feature. Shaped opaque covert flakes are not readily detectable by causal observation, but in some embodiments are easily seen at 50× magnification. In manufacturing the flakes a sheet of embossed frames are provided having symbols or indicia within; upon removing a coating from the sheet the coating material tends to break along frame lines and the resulting flakes are substantially uniform in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Alberto Argoitia
  • Patent number: 7638561
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet ink composition suitable for printing on a hydrophobic surface such as a vinyl surface including an aqueous vehicle, a self-dispersed pigment, a silicone-containing surfactant and an aqueous emulsion polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from ?40° C. to 150° C. Also provided is a method for printing an image on a hydrophobic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zhenwen Fu, Hailan Guo, Michael Hallden-Abberton, Himal H. Ray
  • Publication number: 20090232968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermosetting powder coating compositions comprising of at least one bismuth-containing inorganic pigment, at least one organic phosphorous stabilizer, at least one thermally polymerizable thermosetting powder coating resin and at least one crosslinker. The inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions are advantageously used where there is a need for heat resistant coatings and where only minor surface modifications during over bake conditions are acceptable. The invention also relates to the use of the inventive thermosetting powder coating compositions for the preparation of powdered paints and varnishes for the making of coatings and to coatings obtained therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Gross, Conny Te Walvaart, Hub Bernsen, Jules Lahaye
  • Patent number: 7566473
    Abstract: A method of identifying an object comprising providing an vehicle having on a surface thereof at least one layer of paint, such as a urethane-based paint. A unique alphanumeric identification is applied to the paint layer with a fluorescent material at a selected unrevealed location thereon. The fluorescent material is permitted to migrate into the at least one paint layer, while an excess amount of fluorescent material remains on the at least one paint layer. Thereupon, the excess amount of fluorescent material is removed from the at least one paint layer with a solvent. The unique discrete identification created by fluorescent material migrated into the at least one paint layer is visible at an acute angle to the object surface without use of an ultraviolet light, while being substantially invisible at an angle normal to the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Vin Mark Security Services, LLC
    Inventor: Milton Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7541406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising a colorant, an initiator, and a phase change ink carrier, said carrier comprising (A) a urethane which is the reaction product of a mixture comprising (1) an isocyanate; and (2) an alcohol selected from the group consisting of 1,4 butanediol vinyl ether, 2-allyloxy ethanol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol vinyl ether, ethylene glycol vinyl ether, di(ethylene glycol) vinyl ether, and mixtures thereof; (B) a compound which is the reaction product of a mixture comprising (1) an isocyanate; and (2) a component comprising (a) an amine having at least one ethylenic unsaturation; (b) an acid having at least one ethylenic unsaturation; (c) a mixture of an amine having at least one ethylenic unsaturation and an alcohol having at least one ethylenic unsaturation; (d) a mixture of an acid having at least one ethylenic unsaturation and an alcohol having at least one ethylenic unsaturation; or (e) mixtures thereof; or (C) a mixture of (A) and (B); said ink being curable upon exposure t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter G. Odell, Rina Carlini, Jule W. Thomas, Jr., Donald R. Titterington, Paul F. Smith, Stephan V. Drappel, Chris A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7540907
    Abstract: A method for preparing a temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition includes adding the various compounds to a reaction vessel in which a plurality of mixing cycles are accomplished. The temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition comprises an aqueous paint component, including an aqueous solvent, and an aqueous propellant component. The temporary aerosol paint composition is formulated to minimize and/or eliminate the hazards presented by the various volatile and non-volatile organic compounds present in known aerosol paint compositions, by eliminating or minimizing the inclusion of such organic compounds. Any one of a number of pigment compounds may be utilized in the temporary aqueous aerosol paint composition, including fluorescent colored pigment compounds, thereby permitting use in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventors: Arthur Coello, Carlos Vega Velazquez
  • Patent number: 7538145
    Abstract: The phase change, curable composition comprises curable monomer, photoinitiator that initiates polymerization of the curable monomer, and phase change agent that provides the composition with an increase in viscosity of at least four orders of magnitude, from a first temperature, the first temperature being from 50° C. to 130° C., to a second temperature, the second temperature being from 0° C. to 70° C., wherein the second temperature is at least 10° C. below the first temperature. A coating over an image may be applied by providing a composition comprising curable monomer at a first temperature; applying the composition over the image, the image being at a second temperature; and exposing the composition to radiation to initiate polymerization of the curable monomer. In this process, the composition has a viscosity at the second temperature that is at least four orders of magnitude greater than its viscosity at the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter G. Odell, Darly Vanbesien, Marcel P. Breton