Ink Patents (Class 347/100)
  • Patent number: 10781327
    Abstract: An ink jet ink composition is provided that can form an image having excellent weather resistance, abrasion resistance, and coloring property. The non-aqueous ink jet ink composition includes a solvent containing at least one cyclic ester compound; and C.I. Pigment Orange-43 (PO-43) as a pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kubota, Naoki Koike, Keiji Iida, Jun Ito, Shugo Hattori
  • Patent number: 10766275
    Abstract: An image forming method uses an apparatus for forming an image on both recording media of fabric and recording paper. The image forming method includes: applying a treatment agent to the fabric, the treatment agent coagulating a water-based ink or increasing viscosity of the water-based ink; and discharging the water-based ink onto the fabric by an ink-jet system, the water-based ink being identical to a water-based ink used for forming the image on the recording paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Taga, Keisuke Yuhara, Mitsunori Maeda, Shinpei Ito
  • Patent number: 10752024
    Abstract: A printer includes a main frame, a first roller, a second roller, and a transport belt wound around the first roller and the second roller and transporting a medium by rotating while supporting the medium, and a printing unit that performs printing on the medium. The main frame is configured of a plurality of blocks that are separably connected with one another in the transport direction. At least one of the first roller and the second roller is defined as a roller to be consolidated, the first roller, the second roller, and the transport belt are configured to be consolidated in a consolidation block, which is a block for consolidation, by moving the roller to be consolidated from a deployment block, which is a block where the roller to be consolidated is fixed when the medium is transported, to the consolidation block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Sandro Robustelli, Rodolfo Cazzaniga
  • Patent number: 10738205
    Abstract: A specific mixture of polymerizable photoinitiators contains a thioxanthone group. A method for manufacturing the mixture of polymerizable photoinitiators uses flow chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Wim Dermaut, Peter Goris, Leen Thomassen, Jordy Celis
  • Patent number: 10723903
    Abstract: There is provided an ink set used by being attached to a recording medium together with a reaction liquid which reacts with and aggregates components of an ink composition, the ink set including a first ink composition which includes a coloring material, a fixing resin, and a resin-dissolving solvent, and a second ink composition which includes a coloring material, a fixing resin, and a resin-dissolving solvent and which is the same color ink as the first ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Okuda, Yoshiko Azami
  • Patent number: 10723901
    Abstract: Herein is described an ink set for use in inkjet printing, comprising: a first cyan ink comprising from 1 wt % to 2.5 wt % of a cyan pigment, from 5 wt % to 15 wt % of a latex binder, and an ink vehicle; a second cyan ink comprising from 0.25 wt % to 0.64 wt % of a cyan pigment, from 5 wt % to 15 wt % of a latex binder, and an ink vehicle; a first magenta ink comprising from 2 wt % to 4 wt % of a magenta pigment, from 5 wt % to 15 wt % of a latex binder, and an ink vehicle; and a second magenta ink comprising from 0.4 wt % to 0.97 wt % of a magenta pigment, from 5 wt % to 15 wt % of a latex binder, and an ink vehicle, and methods of printing using the inkset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Doumaux, Eduardo Amela Conesa
  • Patent number: 10717296
    Abstract: A printing apparatus applies liquids so that a reaction liquid and a clear emulsion liquid are mainly applied in a first scanning stage; a coloring material liquid is mainly applied in an intermediate scanning stage; and the clear emulsion liquid is mainly applied in a last scanning stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Patent number: 10696044
    Abstract: Provided in one example herein is an aqueous ink composition, including: pigment particles having at least one metal oxide; an aqueous medium; and a cationic double-chain surfactant consisting a quaternary ammonium salt. Methods of making and using the ink composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P, PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Elias I. Franses, David S. Corti, Yung-Jih Yang, Hou T. Ng, Yan Zhao, Howard S. Tom
  • Patent number: 10696065
    Abstract: A platen assembly for use in digital printing includes a substrate support adapted to support the substrate thereon to facilitate printing to the substrate. One or more apertures are associated with the substrate support and the platen assembly includes a vacuum chamber in fluid communication with the one or more apertures. A vacuum device is in communication with the vacuum chamber such that vacuum pressure is developed in the vacuum chamber during operation of the vacuum device and a corresponding air flow is developed through the one or more apertures. A method for applying indicia to a textile substrate includes placing the textile substrate on a substrate support surface, and directing air through the textile substrate such that the substrate is drawn against the substrate support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ColDesi Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mombourquette, Brett Weibel
  • Patent number: 10696061
    Abstract: An ink jet printer, for both back-surface printing and front-surface printing, forms an image with aqueous ink on a web-shaped printing base material by any of the back-surface printing and the front-surface printing. An ink jet printing method uses the ink jet printer. The ink jet printer includes: a conveyance mechanism configured to continuously convey the web-shaped printing base material in forward and reverse directions; a single-pass system ink jet head configured to discharge white aqueous ink to a surface of the web-shaped printing base material conveyed by the conveyance mechanism; a single-pass system ink jet head configured to discharge non-white aqueous ink to the surface of the web-shaped printing base material conveyed by the conveyance mechanism; and a white ink drying device with a drying zone for drying the surface of the web-shaped printing base material having the white aqueous ink adhering thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THINK LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuo Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10689538
    Abstract: A printing system for printing a security feature in the form of a latent image comprising at least three compositions (RI), (C1) and (C2): (RI) a reactive ink comprising a silane compound (A) comprising at least a first and a second polymerizable moiety which are different from each other and are polymerizable by different mechanisms, loaded in a first reservoir of a first printhead, (C1) a first catalyst composition comprising a substance able to react with the silane compound (A) of composition (RI) and promote the polymerization of the first polymerizable moiety, loaded in a second reservoir of said first printhead or of a second printhead, (C2) a second catalyst composition comprising a substance able to react, alone or in presence of composition (C1), with the silane compound (A) of composition (RI) and promote the polymerization of the second polymerizable moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventor: Davide Ciampini
  • Patent number: 10688820
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is operable to eject a plurality of inks having different functions onto any one of a plurality of types of printing medium. The plurality of inks include a first ink containing a coloring material, and a second ink containing a polymer emulsion and substantially no coloring material. The plurality of types of printing medium includes a first printing medium and a second printing medium less permeable to liquid than the first printing medium. When the first printing medium is printed, the first ink is used without using the second ink, and when the second printing medium is printed, both the first and the second ink are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Patent number: 10689536
    Abstract: An ink is provided. The ink includes a colorant, an organic solvent, a resin particle including an anionic urethane resin, and an organic amine compound having a boiling point in the range of from 120° C. to 200° C. and a molecular weight of 100 or less, and water, and the mass ratio of the organic amine compound to the resin particle is in the range of from 0.01 to 1.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Amika Sagara, Hidetoshi Fujii, Michihiko Namba, Hiroaki Takahashi, Kiminori Masuda
  • Patent number: 10682869
    Abstract: A substrate in the form of a continuous sheet is fed towards a belt conveyor and is lied out on the conveyor itself. By means of the belt conveyor, the substrate is moved along a feed direction, while a printing unit operating above the belt conveyor realizes a print pattern on the substrate. The printed substrate is withdrawn by a traction unit operating downstream of the belt conveyor. In a section of its longitudinal extension between the belt conveyor and the traction unit, the substrate is subjected to a braking action to retain the substrate in contrast to traction actions induced on the same by the traction unit. A drying group operates on the substrate in the area affected by the braking action, with a combined action of radiation and ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ALEPH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giovanni Natalis, Roberto Manes, Alessandro Manes
  • Patent number: 10676869
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a material or composition comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers having excellent fluidity. The invention relates to a composition comprising a particulate material comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers and water, and (B) a non-cellulose particulate material in which the water content of the composition is 2 to 94% by mass with respect to the total mass of the composition, and the content of (B) the non-cellulose particulate material is 0.1 to 12% by mass with respect to the total mass of the composition. The invention also relates to a method for producing the composition and a method for producing a material comprising ultrafine cellulose fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimaoka, Ikue Homma, Moe Mizukami, Takuri Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10668653
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative sheet (100) including: a transmissive substrate (10) which is sheet-like or plate-like; a light reflective projection portion (20) formed over the light transmissive substrate (10); and a black layer (30) formed over the light reflective projection portion (20), in which an average height of the light reflective projection portions (20) is 1 to 200 pm, and the black layer (30) is formed by using a black ink satisfying conditions below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO ADVANCE LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Shiina, Mitsuhiro Maeda, Shinichi Harada, Kiyokazu Nagayama
  • Patent number: 10661591
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method includes: applying an active ray curable inkjet ink onto a coating layer disposed on a substrate by an inkjet method to form an ink layer, and subsequently irradiating the ink layer with an active ray to cure the ink layer, wherein the substrate has an outermost layer formed by at least one selected from polyethylene terephthalate, nylon, and aluminum, the coating layer is disposed on the outermost layer of the substrate and satisfies a condition that a chlorine/carbon ratio (Cl/C) by surface element analysis using electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA) is 0.025?(Cl/C)?0.43, and the active ray curable inkjet ink contains at least a photopolymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator, a pigment, and a gelling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Go Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10655032
    Abstract: Provided is an ink jet recording method, including a step of jetting, on a substrate, an ink composition A that contains a microcapsule having at least a polymerizable compound within the microcapsule, a high boiling solvent, water, and a colorant, and an ink composition B that contains a microcapsule having at least a polymerizable compound within the microcapsule, a high boiling solvent, water, and carbon black; and a step of heating the ink composition A and the ink composition B which have been jetted on the substrate, in which absorbance ABSA of the ink composition A and absorbance ABSB of the ink composition B satisfy Formula (1), and a concentration MA of the high boiling solvent contained in the ink composition A and a concentration MB of the high boiling solvent in the ink composition B satisfy Formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Umebayashi, Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki, Noriaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10657840
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes an image forming device and a controller. The image forming device includes a recording head unit and forms on paper a fold line image representing a fold line. The controller includes a first selection section. The first selection section selects formation of the fold line image in a “first manner” or a “second manner”. In the “first manner”, the fold line image is formed so as to become invisible after a first period elapses from a first time point at which the fold line image is formed on the paper. In the “second manner”, the fold line image is formed so as not to become invisible even after a second period elapses from the first time point. The second period is longer than the first period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Sumio Yamada
  • Patent number: 10647865
    Abstract: An ink composition includes 3-methyl-1,5-pentanediol; trimethylolpropane; water; and a pigment, in which no more than 0.5% by mass of 1,2-hexanediol is contained, and a mass ratio of the trimethylolpropane to the 3-methyl-1,5-pentanediol is 0.12 or more and 2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Morita, Yusuke Mizutaki, Tomohito Nakano
  • Patent number: 10639883
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes: a nozzle that has a nozzle opening from which liquid is ejected; a pressure compartment that is in communication with the nozzle; a drive element configured to vary pressure of the liquid inside the pressure compartment for ejecting the liquid from the nozzle opening; and a control element configured to apply energy to the liquid in a flow passage from the pressure compartment to the nozzle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kinya Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10640664
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording with excellent curability. The photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording includes polymerizable compounds, a photopolymerization initiator, and a colorant, wherein the polymerizable compounds include a vinyl ether group-containing (meth)acrylate represented by general formula (I): CH2?CR1—COOR2—O—CH?CH—R3??(I) (wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 is a divalent organic residue having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and R3 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic residue having 1 to 11 carbon atoms) and phenoxyethyl (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kida, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Toru Saito, Keitaro Nakano, Hiroki Nakane
  • Patent number: 10625517
    Abstract: A hybrid printing machine is described having both silk screening stations and a direct-to-garment digital printing station with a raster image processor to control a portion of a printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Hoffman, Jr., Geoff Baxter
  • Patent number: 10618310
    Abstract: An ink jet recording ink set of this invention is an ink jet recording ink set containing a dye ink and a pigment ink, in which the dye ink contains a dye in a proportion of 1.4% by mass or more and 5.0% by mass or less based on the total mass of the ink, the pigment ink contains a pigment in a proportion of 4.0% by mass or more and 8.0% by mass or less based on the total mass of the ink, and, when the volume average particle diameter of the pigment ink is defined as ?1 and the volume average particle diameter of a mixed liquid in which the dye ink and the pigment ink are mixed in equal amounts in terms of the mass ratio is defined as ?2, the following expression (1) is satisfied, 1.00??2/?1?1.40??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyomi Kumamoto, Shintaro Hama
  • Patent number: 10610463
    Abstract: A process for producing a cosmetic composition that includes step a) inkjet printing onto a basic cosmetic composition, using an inkjet printer, at least one fluid composition in an amount chosen so as to impregnate the basic composition over only a part of its thickness, and step b), after at least one sampling of the impregnated layer, repeating step a) while optionally modifying the fluid composition inkjet-printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Franck Giron, Henri Samain, Franck Girier Dufournier
  • Patent number: 10603905
    Abstract: A printing system and method for improving ink absorption in a print substrate by preventing evaporation includes a conditioned transport module arranged for transporting a printed print substrate from a (conditioned) image formation module to a drying/fixation module. The transport module includes a control system configured for controlling the relative humidity inside the transport module to at least 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen P. J. Huijbers, Albertine P. Wijnheijmer, Hendricus F. M. Jeurissen, Ronnie J. H. G. Berghs
  • Patent number: 10606137
    Abstract: Disclosed are a composition for a black matrix and a method for preparing the same, a display substrate, and a display device. The composition for a black matrix comprises an adhesive, a light-shielding material, a solvent, a first dye and a monomer, wherein the light-shielding material comprises light-shielding particles, and an electrically insulating material and a base material with which the light-shielding particles are coated sequentially; and the adhesive, the first dye and the light-shielding material are bonded by the monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengyu Qi, Dong Wang, Yangchen Guo
  • Patent number: 10596843
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a memory storing a program; and at least one hardware processor configured to execute a process in the program. The process includes: performing at least one printing operation of pre-printing and post-printing of overprinting which is an operation of performing pre-printing on a medium and then performing post-printing on the medium; and printing one of charts indicating reference positions by the intersection points of reference lines, during test printing related to each of the at least one printing operation, wherein the directions of reference lines corresponding to pre-printing are different from the directions of reference lines corresponding to post-printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokazu Sugata
  • Patent number: 10589539
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and an ink jet printing system that can perform image formation capable of preventing the deterioration of image quality caused by bleeding in a case in which printing is performed on cloth. An image processing apparatus 12 acquires base material information 42 including at least information indicating the quality of fiber in cloth which is a medium to be printed and image data 40 to be printed on the cloth and generates a bleeding-prevented image 44 indicating an ink application pattern in which at least one of an ink application position or an amount of ink applied is limited in anticipation of wetting and spreading of the ink in the cloth, on the basis of the base material information 42 and the image data 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10577290
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (A) a mixture comprising at least one (thio)phosphoric acid triamide according to the general formula (I) R1R2N—P(X)(NH2)2, wherein X is oxygen or sulfur; R1 is a C1 to C20 alkyl, C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, C6 to C20 aryl, or dialkylaminocarbonyl group; R2 is H, or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom linking them define a 5- or 6-membered saturated or unsaturated heterocyclic radical, which optionally comprises 1 or 2 further heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, and (L1) at least one amine selected from the group consisting of (L10), (L11), (L12), (L13), (L14), (L15), (L16), (L17), (L18), (L19), (L20), (L21), (L22), (L23), (L24), and (L29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Schmid, Wolfram Zerulla, Gregor Pasda, Alexander Wissemeier, Tobias Lang, Karl-Heinrich Schneider, Zoltan Baan, Maarten Staal, Ansgar Gereon Altenhoff, Kian Molawi, Sophia Ebert, Olivier Fleischel
  • Patent number: 10569581
    Abstract: A printing pattern creation device includes an input to which information regarding a type of ink to be used to perform printing on a printing target, and information regarding the surface on which the printing is to be performed, are to be provided; a storage having stored thereon a plurality of predefined printing modes each to be executed as one printing process; a main creator to select one or at least two printing modes among the plurality of printing modes based on the information supplied to the input, and to arrange the selected printing modes in the order of execution, to create a printing pattern; and an output to output the created printing pattern to a recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeomi Ohta, Kazutoshi Funakoshi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hiroki Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10570303
    Abstract: A transparent white ink composition is formulated to brighten, lighten and or dilute full-tone primary inkjet colors: cyan; magenta; yellow and black, eliminating the need for ‘light ink’ primary color inks. The transparent white ink is jetted concurrently with reduced amounts of full-tone inks in lighter tonal areas conventionally supported by ‘light ink’ primary inks. Printing ‘light ink’ primary colors using a transparent white ink composition may reduce the number of print channels needed to print all four primary colors and the four ‘light ink’ primary colors. Embodiments of the transparent white ink composition may be solvent- or water-based, drying by evaporation of the carrier fluid. Other embodiments may be radiation-curable ink compositions. An inkjet printer includes print carriage and print head assemblies configured for jetting a primary color ink and the transparent white ink in the same pass in correct proportions to achieve a desired effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Morrison, Peter Heath
  • Patent number: 10570301
    Abstract: Provided herein is an inkjet ink composition comprising an ink solvent, a binder, an additive, and a colorant comprising superparamagnetic or/and paramagnetic surface-modified iron oxide or/and iron hydroxide nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles are coated with a layer of silica-based coating or/and a layer of functional polymer. The superparamagnetic property of the nanoparticles ensures no magnetic attraction between the nanoparticles at room temperature, and good dispersion stability in the inkjet ink composition. The inkjet ink composition disclosed herein has excellent printing stability in terms of no flocculation and clogging of nozzle during inkjet printing and shows comparable printing stability with non-pigment ink. Printing on nonporous substrates with the inkjet ink composition disclosed herein has excellent transfer resistance. The inkjet ink composition disclosed herein allows color tuning of the ink through controlling the crystal structures of the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INNER MONGOLIA XIANHONG SCIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pei Li, Kin Man Ho, Chun Ho Yam, Siu Sun Chan, Kwai Sang Ng
  • Patent number: 10562824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fiber cement products as well as to the fiber cement products obtainable therewith. More specifically, the present invention relates to fiber cement products that are suitable for being subjected to ink-jet printing, which fiber cement products at least comprise on their outer surface one or more cured layers of a first coating composition, which at least comprises a binder and a pigment and which is characterized by a pigment volume concentration of higher than about 40%. The invention further provides processes for producing such fiber cement products. Moreover, the present invention provides processes for producing ink-jet printed fiber cement products and ink jet printed fiber cement products obtainable therewith. The present invention further relates to various uses of these fiber cement products, in particular as building materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Eternit GmbH
    Inventors: Raphael Hoque Chowdhury, Nicolas Lüders, Gerhard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10550296
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet in which an adhesive thermally conductive layer and a non-adhesive resin layer are stacked. The adhesive thermally conductive layer includes an acrylic resin formed by curing an acrylic compound and a thermally conductive filler, a glass transition temperature of the acrylic resin is from ?80 to 15° C., a tack property of the adhesive thermally conductive layer is higher than a tack property of the non-adhesive resin layer, the tack property of the non-adhesive resin layer is from 6 to 30 kN/m2. The non-adhesive resin layer has a glass transition temperature from 60 to 110° C. The tack property is measured by pressing probe on a layer and peeling the probe under conditions of pressing speed of 30 mm/min, peeling speed of 120 mm/min, load of 196 g, pressing time of 5.0 sec, pulling distance of 5 mm, probe heating of 40° C. and sheet stage heating of 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichiro Sugita
  • Patent number: 10543697
    Abstract: A method for printing on at least partially transparent containers, wherein, in a first printing step, a first printing image is printed onto the container by the application of at least one printing ink, and wherein, in a second printing step, a second printing image is printed onto the container by the application of at least one printing ink, wherein the printing images are printed at least partially covering one another, and specifically in such a way that ink layers are applied in a temporal offset sequence onto the container, wherein a first ink layer is allocated to the first printing image and a second ink layer is allocated to the second printing image, and that between the first and second printing image a reflection layer is at least partially provided, by means of which the printing images are at least partially optically separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Katrin Preckel, Alexandra Theopold
  • Patent number: 10525754
    Abstract: Provided is an ink jet recording method for recording an image on a recording medium by making use of an aqueous reaction liquid containing a reactant and first and second inks which are aqueous inks containing a coloring material. This method has a step of applying the reaction liquid to a first recording medium, a step of applying the first and second inks, in order of mention, to the first recording medium to form a first image and a step of bringing a porous layer of a liquid absorption member into contact with the first image and thereby absorbing a liquid component therefrom. The second image has brightness higher than that of the first ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Tominaga, Tsuyoshi Kanke, Satoshi Takebayashi, Junichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10525727
    Abstract: In a method for automatic adaptation of a quantity of a coating substance, a coating substance is inkjet printed to a printing region of the recording medium; a first color is over printed across a width of the printing region of the recording medium and atop the coating substance; a print image of a second color is over printed atop the first color; the printing region having been printed to is sensory recorded; a local bleeding behavior of the first and the second colors is analyzed based on the sensory recording; and a printed quantity of the coating substance is locally adapted, based on the analysis of the local bleeding behavior, in segments of the printing region that are affected by bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Greger, Paulo Correira Silverio
  • Patent number: 10525725
    Abstract: There is provided an image recording method including applying a first ink and a second ink, each of which contains a surfactant and the like, to a recording medium. Critical micelle concentration c1 (mass %) of the surfactant and concentration c2 (mass %) of the surfactant in each ink satisfy a relationship of “c1×2?c2”; an HLB value of the surfactant is smaller than 13; content V1 (mass %) of the surfactant in the first ink is larger than content V2 (mass %) of the surfactant in the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Taya, Masahiro Terada, Hidetaka Kawamura, Yohei Masada, Masanobu Ootsuka, Takaharu Aotani, Yutaka Yoshimasa, Shoji Koike
  • Patent number: 10519331
    Abstract: Provided is an ink containing water, a plurality of organic solvents, a color material, and resin particles, wherein the plurality of organic solvents contain at least one compound having a hydrogen bond term ?H, which is a Hansen solubility parameter, of 4.1 MPa1/2 or higher but 9.5 MPa1/2 or lower and a boiling point of 170° C. or higher and at least one diol compound containing 3 or 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kido, Hidefumi Nagashima, Juichi Furukawa, Yuta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10513620
    Abstract: An aqueous UV free radical curable inkjet ink contains a liquid phase A dispersed in a continuous liquid phase B by a polymeric dispersant; wherein the liquid phase A contains at least a photoinitiator, a colour pigment, and one or more polymerizable compounds, and the continuous liquid phase B contains water and optionally one or more organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventor: Fabienne Goethals
  • Patent number: 10507645
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus, satisfying elements (1) through (4) below, (1) the inkjet printing apparatus including an ink discharging unit configured to discharge an ink, (2) the ink discharging unit including an inkjet head having a nozzle diameter of 17 ?m or greater but 19 ?m or less, (3) the inkjet head including a nozzle plate and an ink repellent layer disposed on a surface of the nozzle plate, and (4) the inkjet printing apparatus using, as the ink, an aqueous dye ink including a water-soluble dye and having a viscosity of 5 mPa·s or greater but 12 mPa·s or less at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiroh Fujii, Hisashi Habashi
  • Patent number: 10501652
    Abstract: An ink set including a first ink containing a pigment and a water-soluble resin having an anionic group, a second ink containing substantially no pigment and a reactive component, and a third ink containing a polymer emulsion and a water-soluble resin having an anionic group. The pKa of the reactive component is lower than the pKa of the anionic group of the water-soluble resin in the first ink and higher than the pKa of the anionic group of the water-soluble resin in the third ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Takayuki Ushiyama
  • Patent number: 10505136
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode, a method for fabricating the same, and a display device are disclosed. The light-emitting diode includes a first and second electrode; a first carrier transporting layer, a light emitting layer, and a second carrier transporting layer which are arranged between the first and second electrode in this order The light-emitting diode further includes a second carrier transporting layer which is arranged between the light emitting layer and the second electrode. The second carrier blocking layer blocks a portion of the second carrier from being transported to the light emitting layer. This decreases the injecting efficiency of the second carrier, improves an injecting balance between the second carrier and the first carrier with a low injecting efficiency, avoids energy consumption in the form of heat, and increases the light output efficiency and lifetime of the light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Xiaolong He, Shi Shu
  • Patent number: 10500885
    Abstract: In a method for printing to a recording medium using a fluid-based colorant transport or pigment transport (e.g. via ink or liquid toner), fluid-based printing to the recording medium is performed and a surface protection is applied to increase the robustness (e.g. abrasion resistance) in at least a printed region of the recording medium. The applied quantity per area is configured to provide an increased color space. Further, in a surface protection given fluid-based printing to a recording medium, the presentable color space is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jens Maas, Johann Schwarzmueller
  • Patent number: 10479904
    Abstract: Provided is an ink set including black ink and color ink, in which the black ink contains carbon black having a carboxyl group on a surface thereof, a resin particle having a carboxyl group on a surface thereof, betaine, an alkali ion, and water, the alkali ion contains a potassium ion, a sodium ion, and an organic alkali compound, and a content of the potassium ion is the largest among the alkali ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Soichi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10479103
    Abstract: An aqueous ink composition contains: an alkanediol having a normal boiling point of 240° C. or higher; polyoxyethylene mono(2-ethylhexyl) ether having a carbon number of 14 or more and 22 or less; and water, in which a content of the polyoxyethylene mono(2-ethylhexyl) ether having a carbon number of 14 or more and 22 or less is 0.4% by mass or lower based on the total amount of the aqueous ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Iida, Tomohito Nakano, Keisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 10471753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substantially water-free pre-treatment composition having at least one of an acid or an acid anhydride in an organic matrix. Also disclosed is a kit of parts having the pre-treatment composition and an ink composition that has an intrinsic inferior water fastness when printed, where the ink contains a compound that is soluble in alkaline environment (ink as such) and insoluble in a neutral and/or acidic environment. Also disclosed is a printing method for improving the water fastness of a print made with an ink that has intrinsically low water fastness, by using a pre-treatment composition as disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Guido G. Willems, Peter R. Markies
  • Patent number: 10471707
    Abstract: A sublimation transfer ink jet ink composition includes: a disperse dye; a dispersing resin; a silicone-based surfactant; and a solubilizer. The ink composition has a surface tension of 30 mN/m or less, and a cloud point of a mixture which includes all the components other than the disperse dye and the dispersing resin is 40° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuko Aoki, Shugo Hattori
  • Patent number: 10472533
    Abstract: Novel inkjet ink compositions for forming an image in a form of an elastic film attached to a surface of a stretchable and/or flexible substrate and processes utilizing same for inkjet printing color images on various substrates such as colored and absorptive or impregnable stretchable materials, which are characterized by heightened efficiency in process time, ink and energy consumption, as well as products having durable, wash-fast and abrasion-fast images printed thereon by the process, are disclosed. The novel ink compositions comprise a first part, which contains a property-adjusting agent and a carrier, and a second part which contains an emulsified property-sensitive proto-elastomeric film-forming agent, a colorant and a carrier, such that the second part congeals upon contact with the property-adjusting agent. The second part is digitally applied to the substrate less than 1 second following the application of the first part to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob Mozel, Jacob Mann, Muhammad Iraqi