Transfer Of Printing Or Design Patents (Class 156/240)
  • Patent number: 10252557
    Abstract: Provided is a transfer material, including: a coloring material-receiving layer; and a base material sheet. The transfer material has a laminated structure in which the base material sheet and the coloring material-receiving layer are sequentially laminated, the coloring material-receiving layer contains at least inorganic fine particles, a water-soluble resin, and a cationic resin having a weight-average molecular weight of 15,000 or less, and a difference SP2 between a SP value of an image support onto which the transfer material is transferred and a SP value of the coloring material-receiving layer to be brought into abutment with the image support satisfies a relationship of 0?SP2?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsutsui, Yusuke Sumikawa, Yuya Obata, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10112412
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an object holder for securely retaining an object while it is being printed in a direct-to-object print system and a direct-to-object print system configured to use various embodiments of the object holder of the present invention. In one embodiment, the object holder comprises a back support configured to slideably traverse a support member positioned parallel to a plane formed by at least one printhead configured to eject marking material on to a surface of an object A top and bottom arm are attached to the back support. At least two support braces are attached to the top and bottom arms. At least one restraining bar is slideably attached to the support braces such that the bar can be raised or lowered on to the object seated between the top and bottom arms. The bar physically retains the object while the object is being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Jason Lefevre, Chu-Heng Liu, Paul McConville
  • Patent number: 10113271
    Abstract: A method of forming a molded and printed product from pulp material including the steps of: forming a wet pulp pre-form mold; applying printing decoration to the wet pulp pre-form via an intermediate transfer surface: transferring printed pre-form to a final mold; and molding or re-molding the printed pre-form into a final shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VARDEN PROCESS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Stuart Gordon, Mark Appleford
  • Patent number: 10071566
    Abstract: The transfer material has a laminated structure in which a base material sheet, a transparent sheet, and a coloring material-receiving layer are laminated in the stated order, in which: the coloring material-receiving layer contains inorganic fine particles and a water-soluble resin; the transparent sheet contains at least two kinds of emulsions including an emulsion E1 and an emulsion E2; and the emulsion E1 has a glass transition temperature Tg1 of more than 50° C. and less than 90° C., the emulsion E2 has a glass transition temperature Tg2 of 90° C. or more and 120° C. or less, and at least the emulsion E2 remains in a particle state in the transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sumikawa, Takahiro Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 9862206
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for printing fabric or leather product, and printed matter printed by using the same, the method comprising the steps of: a) forming a digital print layer by performing digital printing on a release transfer paper by using an inkjet printer; b) forming adhesive layer by coating the digital print layer with an adhesive, and drying for a predetermined time; and c) bonding fabric or leather product to the adhesive layer. Thus, the present invention can precisely print fabric or leather product with high resolution and can enable customized printing so as to allow small quantity batch production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Doo Ho Chung
  • Patent number: 9801430
    Abstract: An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a base layer, a plurality of strand segments, and a deposition layer. The base layer has a first surface and an opposite second surface. The strand segments are located adjacent to the first surface and extend substantially parallel to the first surface for a distance of at least five centimeters. The deposition layer is deposited upon the first surface and the strand segments, and the deposition layer is joined with the first surface and the strand segments. The deposition layer is applied using a screen printing process. Different inks can be used during the screen printing process to form the deposition layer and an indicia layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Dojan, Chin-Chen Huang, Daniel A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9766521
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacture method of a black matrix. The COA technology is utilized to manufacture the organic photoresist blocks with a larger thickness on the alignment marks. Then, the black matrix thin film covers on the organic photoresist blocks to tremendously increase the level differences of the positions of the alignment marks and adjacent areas. Thus, the contour recognition apparatus is employed to accurately recognize positions of the alignment marks. The issue that the alignment marks are difficult to be recognized after the black matrix thin film is coated in the BOA process can be solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan Xiong
  • Patent number: 9757929
    Abstract: A transfer laminate (35), comprising a carrier film having an adhering decorative element having a solid, pigmented, partially cured decorative layer, is laminated on the decoration side onto a substrate (40) having a temperature between 50 and 70° C. on the decoration side, on which substrate a coating that can be painted over has been applied in the course of a traditional process. The paint layer of the coating that was applied last is still moist and tacky after the intermediate drying thereof. The transfer laminate (35) is laminated onto the still moist and tacky paint layer on the substrate (40), and at least the region of the transfer laminate (35) containing the decorative element is pressed onto the substrate coating over the entire area at a pressure of 0.2 to 5.0 bar for 40 to 240 seconds. Then the carrier film is quickly cooled to a temperature less than 20° C. and then removed from the substrate coating, wherein the decorative element remains on the substrate coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Karl Wörwag Lack-und Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Curt Niebling, Christian Drexler
  • Patent number: 9718295
    Abstract: Provided is an image transfer material, comprising a support, optionally at least one barrier layer, a melt transfer layer, and an image receiving layer. Also provided is a process for preparing the image transfer material. Further provided is a heat transfer process using the disclosed material. In the heat transfer process, after imaging, the image receiving layer and melt transfer layer are peeled away from the optionally barrier-coated support material and placed, preferably image side up, on top of a receptor element. A non-stick sheet is then optionally placed over the imaged peeled material and heat is applied to the top of the optional non stick sheet. The melt transfer layer then melts and adheres the image to the receptor element. A composition comprising: at least one self-crosslinking polymer, and at least one dye retention aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MJ Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 9701153
    Abstract: Heat transfers are provided that have indicia for labeling or enhancing the appearance of performance fabric material, such as apparel including sportswear fabrics with elastomeric characteristics. The label assembly includes a support portion with a label carrier layer and a release coating, along with a transfer portion over the support portion release coating that includes an ink design and a hot melt adhesive layer. The hot melt adhesive layer securely transfers the ink design to the fabric at relatively low temperature and pressure conditions for a relatively low dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Hung Chiao, Liviu Dinescu, Andrew Spendlove, Johannes Yttri, Osman N. Tanrikulu, Ben T. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9689113
    Abstract: An object is to obtain a pattern-transferred product excellent in fastness to washing. To achieve the object, the invention provides: a transfer film (10) including a transfer sheet (11) and a solvent UV ink layer (2) formed on the transfer sheet (11); and a transfer method including a hot-pressing step of sticking the transfer film (10) to the print object (20) and then hot-pressing the transfer film (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ikeda, Akira Kawabata, Yoshimitsu Komiyama, Tomotaka Furuhata
  • Patent number: 9409431
    Abstract: A recording medium includes, in this order, a substrate, a first ink receiving layer containing inorganic particles, polyvinyl alcohol and a boric acid compound, and a resin layer containing a resin. In the first ink receiving layer, hydrated alumina accounts for 70% by mass or more of the inorganic particles. In the recording medium, the ratio of the boric acid compound content to the polyvinyl alcohol content is 30% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoya Hatta, Ryo Taguri, Olivia Herlambang, Hisao Kamo
  • Patent number: 9365066
    Abstract: A recording medium includes, in this order, a substrate, a first ink receiving layer containing inorganic particles, polyvinyl alcohol and a boric acid compound, and a resin layer containing a resin. In the first ink receiving layer, hydrated alumina accounts for 70% by mass or more of the inorganic particles. In the recording medium, the ratio of the boric acid compound content to the polyvinyl alcohol content is 30% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoya Hatta, Ryo Taguri, Olivia Herlambang, Hisao Kamo
  • Patent number: 9227461
    Abstract: Provided is an image transfer material, comprising a support, optionally at least one barrier layer, a melt transfer layer, and an image receiving layer. Also provided is a process for preparing the image transfer material. Further provided is a heat transfer process using the disclosed material. In the heat transfer process, after imaging, the image receiving layer and melt transfer layer are peeled away from the optionally barrier-coated support material and placed, preferably image side up, on top of a receptor element. A non-stick sheet is then optionally placed over the imaged peeled material and heat is applied to the top of the optional non stick sheet. The melt transfer layer then melts and adheres the image to the receptor element. A composition comprising: at least one self-crosslinking polymer, and at least one dye retention aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MJ Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 9220235
    Abstract: A pet bed includes a base member, a wall connected to and extending from the base member, and an insert that rests on a support surface of the base member within an area bounded by the wall. A surface of the wall includes a first image and a surface of the insert includes a second image. A method for manufacturing the bed includes selecting a set of images, applying the images to respective fabric panels, attaching the fabric panels with the images to opposing fabric panels to create the wall and the insert, attaching the wall to a base member and arranging the insert on the support surface of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Lyle C. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20150122410
    Abstract: A laminate that possesses dye sublimation properties, particularly for use as tagless labels and embellishments for garments, apparel, fabric items and so forth such as sportswear fabrics, clothing and accessories is provided. The laminate includes a dye sublimation ink layer that overlies a substrate in which the dye sublimation ink interacts with the substrate's chemical make-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osman N. TANRIKULU, Joseph DALEY
  • Patent number: 9023167
    Abstract: A process for coating a substrate comprising the sequential steps of (a) providing a transfer sheet provided with a printed powder coating, (b) applying the transfer sheet onto the substrate with the powder coating in contact with the substrate, (c) removing the transfer sheet from the powder coating and (d) curing the powder coating on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: Kevin Jeffrey Kittle
  • Patent number: 8974879
    Abstract: There is provided an image transfer sheet, including: an image receiving layer; a bonding layer; a transparent support; and a substrate, in this order, wherein a peeling strength between the transparent support and the substrate is lower than a peeling strength between the image receiving layer and the bonding layer, and between the bonding layer and the transparent support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo Kobayashi, Naoyuki Egusa, Tetsuro Kodera, Kaoru Torikoshi
  • Publication number: 20150059968
    Abstract: A device for printing a functional material on a biocompatible thin-film is provided, including: a feeder for feeding a thin-film sheet including the biocompatible thin-film and a first support into the printing device; a controller for loading makeup information for printing the functional material on the thin-film; a printing unit for printing the functional material corresponding to the makeup information on the thin-film based on a makeup signal from the controller; a feeder for feeding a second support into the device; a transfer unit for transferring a thin-film printed body, the thin-film on which the functional material is printed by the printing unit from the first support to the second support; and a delivery unit for delivering the transferred thin-film printed body to outside the device. This configuration enables people who lack sufficient makeup knowledge, techniques, or time to apply makeup easily, quickly, and safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: MASAYO SHINODA, TOMOKI MASUDA, HARUKA KUSUKAME, MITSURU HARADA
  • Publication number: 20150044428
    Abstract: A method for fabricating articles for use in optics, electronics, and plasmonics includes large scale lithography or other patterning and conformal deposition such as by atomic layer deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Oh, Xiaoshu Chen
  • Publication number: 20150042737
    Abstract: A recording medium, including: an ink-receiving layer configured to receive an ink for inkjet recording; and a transparent sheet having a total luminous transmittance of 50% or more, wherein the recoding medium has a layered structure in which the transparent sheet and the ink-receiving layer are sequentially stacked, and the ink-receiving layer includes a gap-absorption-type ink-receiving layer including a composition including at least inorganic fine particles and polyvinyl alcohol having a weight-average polymerization degree of 2,000 or more and 5,000 or less and a saponification degree of 70 mol % or more and 90 mol % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsutsui, Yoichi Sonobe, Masami Aruga, Daizo Kitajo, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8945328
    Abstract: Methods of forming garments having one or more stretchable conductive ink patterns. Described herein are method of making garments (including compression garments) having one or more highly stretchable conductive ink pattern formed of a composite of an insulative adhesive, a conductive ink, and an intermediate gradient zone between the adhesive and conductive ink. The conductive ink typically includes between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener. The stretchable conductive ink patterns may be stretched more than twice their length without breaking or rupturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, Andrea Aliverti
  • Patent number: 8932425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a transfer strip for decorating surfaces, in particular for decorating outer packagings. A transfer strip comprising a strip-like backing film (11), a decorative layer (13) and a release layer (12) arranged between the decorative layer (13) and the backing film is provided. The decorative layer (13) has a multiplicity of identical optically variable decorative elements, which are arranged in first area regions, which are separate from one another and spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal direction of the transfer strip. The decorative layer (13) has second area regions, which are separate from one another and spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal direction of the transfer strip and in which the decorative layer (13) has one or more individualizable layers for providing respectively different machine-readable optical markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Lutz, Walter Kurz, Ludwig Brehm, Hans Peter Bezold
  • Patent number: 8920588
    Abstract: A substrate may include a plurality of wirings arranged side by side to extend in a predetermined direction, and a protective insulating layer formed between adjoining pixels and formed as a rib protruding from the substrate. An emissive layer formation method for transferring, to the substrate, an emissive layer provided on a transfer element may include pressing the emissive layer on the transfer element onto the protective insulating layer and affixing it through pressure to a top surface of the rib. Thereby the emissive layer transferred to the substrate is confined to an area which is surrounded by the rib of the protective insulating layer, the substrate and the transfer element, and diffusion of the emissive layer is controlled by the area, thereby transferring the emissive layer in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuoka, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 8911581
    Abstract: A composite light guide plate manufacturing method includes the steps of providing a light guide substrate; providing a transfer membrane, which sequentially includes a substrate, a reflective layer and a diffusion microstructure; attaching the transfer membrane to the light guide substrate with a side of the transfer membrane, which has the diffusion microstructure thereon; and removing the substrate to expose the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ju-Chen Chiu, Chien-Min Chang, Po-An Lin, Chih-Hua Liu, Hao-Ying Chang
  • Publication number: 20140332148
    Abstract: A laminate donor element can be used to transfer a composite of a metal grid and an electronically conductive polymer to a receiver sheet for use in various devices. The laminate donor element has a donor substrate, a metal grid that is disposed over only portions of the donor substrate, leaving portions of the substrate uncovered by the metal grid, and an electronically conductive polymer that covers the portions of the donor substrate that are uncovered by the metal grid. The composite of metal grid and electronically conductive polymer exhibits a peel force of less than or equal to 40 g/cm for separation from the donor substrate at room temperature. The resulting article has a substrate on which a reverse composite of the metal grid and electronically conductive polymer is disposed, which article can be incorporated into various devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Roger Lee Klaus, Michael J. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 8834974
    Abstract: The system (10) includes at least one elastomeric, vulcanizable ink (18) that defines a decorative decal image (20). The decal image (20) has perimeter edges (22) and a display area (24) extending between the perimeter edges (22). The vulcanizable ink is vulcanized upon a carrier sheet (12). A heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is applied to overlie the display area (24) of the decal image (20), and the heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is also partially activated upon the display area (24) of the decal image (20). The decorative decal image (20) having the partially activated adhesive layer (26) is then thermally transferable to a vulcanized rubber product (28) such as a side wall (30) of an automotive tire (32), after which the carrier sheet (12) is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Keith George Ferry, Jason Michael Busch
  • Patent number: 8828177
    Abstract: A method and product for reducing reflected light glare into a human's eyes from the human's cheeks while simultaneously providing a non-verbal communication to others is provided, especially for use by participants in athletic contests. Underneath the human's eyes on the cheeks at a reflective location on the cheeks at which incident direct or indirect light is likely to be reflected into a human's eyes a non-toxic, non-reflective colored and finished material in the form of a predefined clearly demarcated geometric shape is applied. Within a week after the application (typically within less than a few hours after the athletic contest is over) the non-reflective material is removed. The non-reflective material may comprise eye black, applied using a stencil, or it may comprise a temporary tattoo or decal, applied in the conventional manner. The shape preferably is a sports apparel or equipment manufacturer's or distributor's logo and/or letters, or a team name, mascot or logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. Comiskey, Barrett O. Comiskey
  • Patent number: 8801888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production process for a decorative sheet comprising a step in which a primer layer is formed on a releasing film having a smooth surface, a step in which a design layer is formed on the above primer layer, a step in which the primer layer and the design layer are transferred on a base material, a step in which the releasing film on the base material is peeled off, a step in which an ionizing radiation curable resin composition is laminated on the primer layer formed on the base material and a step in which the above ionizing radiation curable resin composition is cross-linked and cured to form a surface protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Saitou
  • Publication number: 20140220315
    Abstract: Provided are energy curable high-stretch inks and coatings for heat transfer labels. The inks and coatings include monofunctional monomers/oligomers, thermoplastic inert resins, and zero or a limited amount of multifunctional monomers/oligomers and exhibit good stretchability and surface resistance, such as scratch resistance and solvent (water, oil) resistance. Also provided are methods of using the high stretch inks in heat-transfer label (HTL) applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuemei Zhang, Nicholas Tulling, Jitendra Modi, Leonard Davis, Stephen Anthony Hall
  • Patent number: 8790478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transfer printing method and a system using the method for printing images on a workpiece with supercritical fluid. The method includes disposing the workpiece inside the first mold and disposing a transfer film above the workpiece, closing the first mold with a second mold and injecting pressured gas, whose pressure is greater than a critical pressure, into the first mold and the second mold, ensuring a temperature of the pressured gas being greater than a critical temperature so as to convert into supercritical fluid, softening the transfer film with the supercritical fluid, transferring an adhesive layer, a print layer and a hardening layer of the transfer film onto the workpiece, and opening the first mold and the second mold to take out the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Wei Chen, Ching-Fu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8776857
    Abstract: Label application devices and methods of printing and applying labels are described herein. One label application device can comprise a feed component configured to deliver a sheet of label material to a position, a product identification component configured to identify a type of a product that is approaching the position, a printing component configured to print data onto the sheet of label material, the data based on the identified type of product, a stripping component configured to remove a liner portion of the sheet of label material from a label portion of the sheet, and an applicator component configured to apply the label portion to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Computype, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jackson, Kevin Nobbs
  • Patent number: 8741087
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided which include providing a rotatable roller with a cylindrical surface adapted to wrap the donor element on the surface. A donor element is secured to the roller and a first portion of the donor element is wrapped onto the cylindrical surface while applying tension to the media. The tension is then decreased to alter a region of contact between the first portion of the donor element and the cylindrical surface. An additional portion of the donor element is then wrapped onto the cylindrical surface. The donor element is then transferred from the roller to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Company
    Inventors: Jeremias Rarama, Yuri Zavorotny, Darcy T. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20140138020
    Abstract: Provided is an image transfer material, comprising a support, optionally at least one barrier layer, a melt transfer layer, and an image receiving layer. Also provided is a process for preparing the image transfer material. Further provided is a heat transfer process using the disclosed material. In the heat transfer process, after imaging, the image receiving layer and melt transfer layer are peeled away from the optionally barrier-coated support material and placed, preferably image side up, on top of a receptor element. A non-stick sheet is then optionally placed over the imaged peeled material and heat is applied to the top of the optional non stick sheet. The melt transfer layer then melts and adheres the image to the receptor element. A composition comprising: at least one self-crosslinking polymer, and at least one dye retention aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MJ Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 8657982
    Abstract: The steps of a method for fabricating a proximity sensing module that is adapted to be attached to a mobile device, include: (a) patterning an upper conductive film to form a patterned conductive film which includes an upper connective pad that is adapted to be electrically connected to a respective contact on a circuit board of the mobile device, and an induced circuit pattern that is electrically connected to the upper connective pad; (b) adhering an adhesive sheet to the patterned conductive film; and (c) forming a through hole in the adhesive sheet such that the upper connective pad is exposed from the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Quanta Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Chen Liang, Chia-Hui Wu, Hung-Ta Lee, Yi-Chun Lin, Li-Chuan Chien, Kuo-Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8574389
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thin film device according to an aspect of the invention may include: preparing a substrate on which a sacrificial layer and a thin film to be transferred are sequentially formed; temporarily bonding the thin film to a circumferential surface of the transfer roll, and simultaneously removing the sacrificial layer to separate the thin film from the substrate at a first position of a transfer roll that is rolling; and transferring the thin film onto a sheet by running the sheet so that a surface of the sheet is bonded to the thin film temporarily bonded to the circumferential surface of the transfer roll. The substrate may be a transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwan-Soo Lee, Yongsoo Oh
  • Patent number: 8557355
    Abstract: A retransfer intermediate sheet for receiving an image to be printed onto an article by thermal retrasfer comprises a substrate which is preferably heat-deformable; and an image-receiving coating on one side of the substrate, comprising an image-receiving layer for receiving an image by printing, preferably inkjet printing, of dye-containing ink, the image-receiving layer comprising amorphous porous silica, a first, non-dye absorbing polymeric binder and a second, flexible polymeric binder. The sheet is particularly useful for printing on three dimensional articles, e.g. being heated and vacuum formed to conform to an article. The invention also coven a method of printing and an article bearing a printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Hann, Ian Stephenson, Anthony Joseph Martino, Nicholas Clement Beck
  • Publication number: 20130248095
    Abstract: A decoration film, a method of fabricating a decoration film, and a method of fabricating a decoration device are provided. The decoration film includes a substrate and a relief pattern layer disposed on the substrate. The relief pattern layer has a relief surface away from the substrate and includes a decoration relief portion and a marker relief portion located around the decoration relief portion, wherein the relief pattern layer is remained on the substrate after the decoration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ETANSI INC.
    Inventors: Jen-En Hou, Jin-Jung Yeh, Shih-Min Huang
  • Patent number: 8470116
    Abstract: Method of making a heat transfer materials are generally provided, along with the materials and the methods of using the materials. A splittable layer can be formed to overlie a base sheet, and an image-receptive coating can be formed to overlie the splittable layer. The image-receptive coating can include thermoplastic microparticles, a thermoplastic binder, and a humectant. The thermoplastic microparticles can be styrene particles having an average particle size of from about 5 microns to about 80 microns and melt at temperatures between about 90° C. and about 115° C. A second thermoplastic microparticle can also be included in the image-receptive coating. Alternatively, a combination of thermoplastic polyester microparticles and thermoplastic polyamide microparticles can be included in the image-receptive coating. The heat transfer material can then be dried. The humectant is configured to draw moisture back into the heat transfer sheet after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Dolsey
  • Patent number: 8464363
    Abstract: A method of applying a graphic to an article is disclosed. The method includes applying a graphic to a backer material and covering the backer material with a clear protective layer, which may be silicone, to help prevent degradation of the graphic with time and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Wayne Halverson, Steven McClard
  • Patent number: 8425709
    Abstract: A thermal transfer sheet having a subbing layer and a dye layer in this order on a substrate film, wherein the subbing layer contains colloidal silica or colloidal alumina, and the dye layer contains a polyvinyl acetal resin having an acetacetal group in an amount of from 3.0 to 30.0 molar times the butyral group therein, and a dye of the following formula (1): wherein A represents a phenylene group; R1 and R2 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; R3 represents an amino group, an alkoxy group, or an aryloxy group; and R4 represents an alkyl group, or an aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Naotsugu Muro
  • Publication number: 20130075024
    Abstract: A curable composition for image recording contains a curable material that is curable by a stimulus from the outside, and liquid-absorbing particles that have a volume-average particle diameter in a range from about 50 nm to about 1,500 nm and a ratio volume-average particle diameter/number-average particle diameter in a range from about 1.0 to about 1.2 and that are dispersed in the curable material without aggregation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiro YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 8372233
    Abstract: A heat transfer material kit is disclosed that includes a first image transfer material that includes a printable non-porous surface, and a second image transfer material that includes an outer layer having a film forming binder and thermoplastic particles. The film forming binder is polar. A method of using the kit is disclosed that includes the steps of a) imaging the substantially non-porous printable surface to form an imaged surface having printed and un-printed areas; b) positioning the outer layer adjacent the imaged surface; c) transferring a portion of the outer layer to the printed area while transferring a lesser portion of the outer layer to the non-printed area to form a coated imaged surface having a non-printed area with less coating than the printed area; and d) thereafter transferring the coated image to a substrate. Alternate methods of using the kit and applying images to substrates that provide good image appearance and durability are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis J. Kronzer
  • Patent number: 8372232
    Abstract: A heat transfer material kit is disclosed that includes a first image transfer material that includes a printable non-porous surface, and a second image transfer material that includes an outer layer having a film forming binder and thermoplastic particles. A method of using the kit is disclosed that includes the steps of a) imaging the substantially non-porous printable surface to form an imaged surface having printed and un-printed areas; b) positioning the outer layer adjacent the imaged surface; c) transferring a portion of the outer layer to the printed area while transferring a lesser portion of the outer layer to the non-printed area to form a coated imaged surface having a non-printed area with less coating than the printed area; and d) thereafter transferring the coated image to a substrate. Alternate methods of using the kit and applying images to substrates that provide good image appearance and durability are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis Joseph Kronzer
  • Patent number: 8353245
    Abstract: In a line art transfer free hand colouring printing technique, a design outline is first generated on a transfer substrate using a glutinous ink and is then applied to a surface, for example the front of a T-shirt. A user then applies colouring and/or texturing in and/or around the design in accordance with personal choice to create an image and thereafter a finishing is applied. The finishing comprises a sheet releasably carrying decorative transfer elements which upon application to the image highlights the outline only, the remainder of the image remaining unaffected by the finishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Darryl Zinman
  • Patent number: 8349114
    Abstract: A strelchable wrap for holding a sheet with sublimable ink against an object, such as a mug, for transferring an image from the sheet to the mug. The wrap has two layers of elastomeric, rubber material glued together. The inner layer has a greater sponginess to conform the sheet to the mug, while the outer layer has greater strength to stretch and hold the web over the sheet. Flexible rods, held at the ends of the rubber sheet by the outer layer glued to itself, attach the web with the sheet to the mug. The rods connect together above and below the mug and hold the rubber web in a stretched condition with the inked sheet in contact with the mug. The rods also extend above and below the rubber web which, in turn, is wider than the mug. Connecting together the ends of the connector rods permits their joinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Cary Green
  • Patent number: 8337653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the individual application of a hot embossing film, according to which an adhesive is printed on a substrate in the form of symbols, patterns, numbers etc., then a hot embossing film consisting of a backing film, peel-off layer and decorative layer is hot-laminated on the printed substrate and the backing film is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Irina Menz
  • Patent number: 8308891
    Abstract: A method for forming a dye sublimation image in a plastic substrate with a sheet having an image formed thereon of a sublimatic dyestuff is provided. The image on the sheet with a treatment that deposits a silicon compound is placed against a first surface of the substrate. The sheet is heated to a sublimation temperature, which causes the image of the sheet to sublimate into the substrate. The sheet is cooled to a release temperature. The sheet is removed from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fresco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Drake, John Moalli
  • Patent number: 8308887
    Abstract: A via hole forming method and a multilayered board manufacturing method improve manufacturing yield by reducing the required processes. The via hole forming method includes a first step of forming a toner image by attaching toner particles, containing a conductive material and having a protruding portion, onto the surface of a first photosensitive member so that the protruding portion is directed to the outside; and a second step of opposing the surface of the first photosensitive member to one principal surface of a green sheet containing an insulating material and transferring the toner image to the one principal surface of the green sheet so that the protruding portions of the toner particles protrude into the green sheet so as to reach the other principal surface of the green sheet and the toner particles are buried in the green sheet. The via holes are formed using an electrophotographic printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Isebo, Norio Sakai, Kenji Kawakami, Nobuaki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120222805
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing method for efficiently and stably forming a pattern on a thin-film substrate. A thin-film substrate, a tackiness adhesive sheet for thin-film substrate fixing, and a hard substrate are laminated in this order and a porous base material functioning as a core material of the tackiness adhesive sheet for thin-film substrate fixing has bore holes. Therefore, even if preliminary heating and drying is not applied, air bubbles are not generated between the thin-film substrate and the tackiness adhesive sheet for fixing during pattern formation on the thin-film substrate. This makes it possible to stably and efficiently form a pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio SHINTANI, Yukio ARIMITSU