Ink Patents (Class 347/100)
  • Patent number: 11912885
    Abstract: There is provided a set including: a water-based ink for ink-jet recording including a dye and water; and a treatment agent including a cationic polymer emulsion which includes a cationic polymer including a urethane structure. There is provided a recording method for recording on a recording medium which is fabric or recording paper by using the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinpei Ito, Yasuhiro Taga
  • Patent number: 11898048
    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: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob Mozel, Jacob Mann, Muhammad Iraqi
  • Patent number: 11834539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photocurable material composition having a cured product which has both deflection temperature under load of 40° C. or more and Charpy impact strength (with a notch) of 20 kJ/m2 or more after ultraviolet irradiation and the cured product thereof. The photocurable material composition comprises at least a monofunctional acrylate having a five-membered ring containing an ether bond and a polycarbonate resin soluble in the monofunctional acrylate, wherein the content of the monofunctional acrylate having a five-membered ring containing an ether bond is 18% by weight to 80% by weight and the content of the polycarbonate resin is 10% by weight to 40% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Terunobu Saitoh, Hajime Masumoto
  • Patent number: 11787962
    Abstract: An example of an inkjet ink for textile printing includes a polycarbodiimide, a pigment, a sulfonated polyester-polyurethane binder, and a liquid vehicle. Examples of the inkjet ink may be used in textile printing kits and printing methods with a textile fabric. Examples of the textile fabric may be selected from the group consisting of cotton, polyester, nylon, and silk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis Z. Guo, Jie Zheng
  • Patent number: 11787215
    Abstract: The invention relates to transfer paper for sublimation printing, having one or more alkaline earth salts on at least one face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: AHLSTROM OYJ
    Inventor: Thierry Mayade
  • Patent number: 11767635
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for treating a textile substrate. In one example, a method of treating a textile substrate comprises jetting a plurality of treatment compositions from an inkjet printer on to only a treatment area of the textile substrate without being jetted outside of the treatment area, the plurality of jetted treatment compositions each forming a treatment layer over the treatment area, wherein outside of the treatment area the textile substrate is bare of the treatment layers. Jetting the plurality of the treatment compositions includes jetting a pretreatment composition adjacently over the textile substrate, jetting an ink composition over the textile substrate, and jetting a topcoat composition over the textile substrate, and adjusting a composition of the plurality of treatment compositions jetted from the inkjet printer based on a hydrophobicity of the textile substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Oriakhi, Dave Reynolds, Kurt Thiessen
  • Patent number: 11767441
    Abstract: A cosmetic ink includes a colorant, a higher alcohol having 3 or more carbon atoms, purified water, an acrylic-based resin, and a film-forming agent. The colorant includes a white-based pigment, a yellow-based pigment, a red-based pigment, and a blue-based pigment. In a coating film of the cosmetic ink, a spectral reflectance curve obtained by measuring spectral reflectances in wavelengths of 400 nm to 700 nm has a first inflection point in a wavelength region of 550 nm or more and 610 nm or less, and a second inflection point in a wavelength region of less than 550 nm; a spectral reflectance at the first inflection point is higher than a spectral reflectance at the second inflection point; and spectral reflectances throughout a wavelength region of more than 580 nm are equal to or higher than a spectral reflectance at a wavelength of 580 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mari Onodera, Masayo Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11758807
    Abstract: A compound of Formula I wherein: ring B is a 5-membered heterocyclic ring, or a 6-membered carbocyclic ring; each of X1 and X2 is independently C, CR, or N, with at least one of them being C; each of X3-X11 is independently C, CR, or N, with at least one of them being N, and two adjacent of X3-X7 are carbon-fused to the shown moiety through the linkage indicated by the two squiggly lines; Y is selected from the group consisting of O, S, Se, NR?, CR?R?, and SiR?R?; each of RA and RB independently represents zero, mono, or up to a maximum allowed substitution to its associated ring; each of R, R?, R?, RA, and RB is independently a hydrogen or a substituent selected from the group consisting of —SiR1R2R3 or —GeR1R2R3, deuterium, halogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, boryl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carboxylic acid, ether, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Tyler Fleetham, Peter Wolohan
  • Patent number: 11746247
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous pigment dispersion liquid being such that a pigment is finely dispersed, and the viscosity, and the particle diameters of the pigment are unlikely to fluctuate, being excellent in storage stability, and enabling preparation of an emulsion-polymerized toner having properly controlled particle diameters while improving the pigment utilization rate. The aqueous pigment dispersion liquid is an aqueous pigment dispersion liquid for an emulsion-polymerized toner containing a pigment, a dispersant, and an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sakai, Misaki Narita, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Shinichiro Aoyagi, Yoshikazu Murakami, Hiroyuki Shimanaka
  • Patent number: 11745529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing water-insoluble quantum dot patterns on and/or within a substrate. The method comprises a step of depositing a deliquescent salt, quantum dots and an acid or salt thereof onto at least one surface region of a substrate such that the deliquescent salt, the quantum dots and the acid or salt thereof are at least partially contacted to form said at least one water-insoluble pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Roger Bollstrom, Jamal Ftouni
  • Patent number: 11702556
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous ink that excels in a hue as a yellow ink, and capable of recording an image that excels both in color developability and light fastness. The aqueous ink is an ink for inkjet, containing a first coloring material and a second coloring material. The first coloring material is a compound represented by general formula (1), and the second coloring material is a compound represented by general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murai, Kuniaki Fujimoto, Saki Tasaki
  • Patent number: 11697769
    Abstract: A polymerizable LC material comprising one or more reactive mesogenic compounds, one or more chiral compounds and a block copolymer that comprises at least one polyfluorooxetane block bonded to a polyether block, said polyfluorooxetane block having a repeating unit of the formula Further, a method for its preparation, a polymer film obtainable from a corresponding polymerizable LC material, a method of preparation of such polymer film, and the use of such polymer film and said polymerizable LC material in optical, electro-optical, decorative or security devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Mulcahy, Owain Llyr Parri, Sarabjot Kaur
  • Patent number: 11673323
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a green body part comprises depositing a layer of a powder on a working surface; and selectively depositing a binder solution comprising a thermoplastic binder, a fluorescent material, and a binder medium into the layer of powder in a pattern representative of a structure of a layer of the green body part. The thermoplastic binder comprises one or more polymer strands dissolved in a solvent medium having an average molecular weight from greater than or equal to 7,000 g/mol to less than or equal to 100,000 g/mol. Binder solutions comprising fluorescent material and green body parts adhered together using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Joshua Tyler Mook, Kwok Pong Chan, William C. Alberts, Vadim Bromberg
  • Patent number: 11667800
    Abstract: An ink jet textile printing ink set of the present disclosure includes an ink composition and a process liquid composition, wherein the process liquid composition contains a cationic compound and a compound having one quaternary ammonium in its molecule, and the ink composition contains a pigment and an organic solvent, where the organic solvent is a polyhydric alcohol solvent and the content thereof is 10.0 mass % or more and 55.0 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Toshihiro Fujie
  • Patent number: 11667803
    Abstract: Curable ink compositions include a curable aromatic monomer composition, and surface treated metal oxide nanoparticles. The surface treated metal oxide nanoparticles are surface treated with a mixture of at least two silane-functional surface treatment agents, at least one aromatic-containing silane-functional surface treatment agent and at least one silane-functional surface treatment agent comprising a co-polymerizable group. The curable ink composition is inkjet printable, having a viscosity of 30 centipoise or less at a temperature of from room temperature to 60° C., and is free from solvents. The curable ink composition, when printed and cured, has a refractive index of 1.55 or greater, and is optically clear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Evan L. Schwartz, Claire Hartmann-Thompson, Sonja S. Mackey, Wayne S. Mahoney, Saswata Chakraborty, Kelly A. Volp
  • Patent number: 11661523
    Abstract: An ink contains water, a pigment, and a polymer having a structure unit represented by the following Chemical structure 1, where R1 represents an organic group having at least carbon and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Harada, Takuya Yamazaki, Takuya Saiga
  • Patent number: 11654693
    Abstract: Provided is an ink jet recording method by which even when a multicolor image is recorded with an ink jet recording apparatus including an ink storage portion having an ink inlet port arranged in its upper portion by applying a plurality of aqueous inks each comprising a pigment to a recording medium, an image excellent in abrasion resistance can be stably recorded over along time period. The method is an ink jet recording method for recording an image on a recording medium with an ink jet recording apparatus including: a plurality of aqueous inks each comprising a pigment; an ink storage portion; a recording head; and an ink supply path. The aqueous inks include a first ink to be applied earlier to the recording medium and a second ink to be applied later to the recording medium, and the first ink has a redispersibility index of 0.90 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Saito, Tomohiro Yamashita, Arihiro Saito, Maki Motomura
  • Patent number: 11647134
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording section that records information on a medium; a main body provided with the recording section; and a tilt panel that allows a setting operation of the main body. The tilt panel is configured to pivot in a touch direction. The tilt panel includes: a touch panel disposed on a front surface of the tilt panel; and a power button disposed on a part of a periphery of the tilt panel, a press direction of the power button intersecting the touch direction of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Higuchi, Wataru Suzuki, Mugio Kawasaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11639448
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a white ink comprising an aqueous ink vehicle, a white colorant, and latex particles. The colorant can consist essentially of metal oxide particles present at from 2 wt % to 50 wt %, can have an average particle size from 100 nm to 1000 nm, and can have a high refractive index from 1.8 to 2.8. The latex can be present in the ink at from 2 wt % to 20 wt %, can have a glass transition temperature from 0° C. to 130° C., and can have a low refractive index from 1.3 to 1.6. The metal oxide particles and latex particles can be present in the white ink at weight ratio is from 6:1 to 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Phillip C. Cagle, David Michael Ingle, Paul Joseph Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 11634603
    Abstract: An inkjet printable ionic conductive ink for producing a touch sensor device is provided. The inkjet printable ionic conductive ink includes a hydrophilic polymer and an ionic salt, a mixture of solvents in which the hydrophilic polymer and the ionic salt are dissolved therein to form a solution, and a surfactant to render the solution inkjet printable. A method of producing the inkjet printable ionic conductive ink is also provided. The method includes dissolving a hydrophilic polymer and an ionic salt in a mixture of solvents to form a solution, and mixing the solution with a surfactant to render the solution inkjet printable. A touch sensor panel comprising the ionic conductive ink and a method of producing the touch sensor panel are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dace Gao, Jiangxin Wang, Pooi See Lee
  • Patent number: 11623997
    Abstract: A water-based ink comprises an ink raw material, water, a resin, a desiccant, a defoamer, a hardener, a color fixative, and a dispersant. Based on the total volume of the water-based ink, the ink raw material has an amount of from 10 volume percentage (vol %) to 15 vol %, the water has an amount of from 60 vol % to 67 vol %, the resin has an amount of from 6 vol % to 12 vol %, the desiccant has an amount of from 5 vol % to 10 vol %, the defoamer has an amount of from 3 vol % to 8 vol %, the hardener has an amount of from 4 vol % to 9 vol %, the color fixative has an amount of from 2 vol % to 7 vol %, and the dispersant has an amount of from 3 vol % to 9 vol %. The printing film produced by the water-based ink is suitable for plastic flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: TAI CHANG COLORFUL PRESS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 11613129
    Abstract: The aqueous ink for ink jet contains a resin particle dyed with a fluorescent dye, and a water-soluble resin. The fluorescent dye contains a fluorescence-emitting dye selected from the group consisting of basic dye, disperse dye and oil-soluble dye, the resin particle has a core portion that contains an aromatic group-containing unit and cyano group-containing unit, and a shell portion that contains an aromatic group-containing unit, an anionic group-containing unit and a crosslinking agent-derived unit, but free of cyano group-containing unit, percentage (% by mass) of the crosslinking agent-derived unit in the shell portion is 30% by mass or more to 80% by mass or less, the water-soluble resin having an aromatic group-containing unit and an anionic group-containing unit, and the water-soluble resin having an acid value of 100 mgKOH/g or more to 180 mgKOH/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiji Okamura, Naotoshi Miyamachi, Hiromitsu Kishi, Keisuke Inui, Hirohiko Yuasa, Naofumi Shimomura
  • Patent number: 11613666
    Abstract: Solvent-based pigmented ceramic inkjet ink compositions including a solvent blend consisting predominantly of one or more hydrophobic solvent(s) (preferably one or more hydrophobic long chain hydrocarbon solvent(s)) are capable of achieving superior print quality when applied over unfired glazes by the inclusion of less than 10% by weight of the composition of a water-soluble solvent, especially glycol ethers. These ink compositions are particularly suited to ceramic tile decoration via the double fast firing process, with resulting improvements in absorption, color strength and print definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignees: SUN INKJET CERAMICS, S.L., SUN CHEMICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Vicente Cuevas Deusa, Francisco Javier Balcells-Gomez, Ramon Bono Palomar, Maria Teresa Tichell Alegre, Ian Brough
  • Patent number: 11607886
    Abstract: An ink tank for an ink delivery system includes: a housing having an ink inlet port and an ink outlet port; an air vent communicating with a headspace of the ink tank; a filter positioned in the housing for filtering ink supplied from the ink tank via the ink outlet port; and a baffle plate positioned in the housing between the ink inlet port and the filter. The baffle plate is configured for directing air bubbles entering the ink tank via the ink inlet port towards the headspace of the ink tank. A baffle opening is positioned towards a base of the ink tank, thereby allowing ink to flow from the ink inlet port towards the ink outlet port via the baffle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory Tow, Patrick McAuliffe, Zhenya Yourlo
  • Patent number: 11607900
    Abstract: The method is an ink jet recording method, which uses an ink set being composed of a plurality of aqueous inks and including a combination of a first ink containing a coloring material and a second ink containing no coloring material and by which an image is recorded by applying the first ink and the second ink onto a recording medium so that an area to which the first ink is applied and an area to which the second ink is applied overlap at least in part with each other. The coloring material of the first ink contains fluorescent dye, the second ink contains a first water-soluble organic solvent, and an SP value SS of the first water-soluble organic solvent and an SP value SD of the fluorescent dye satisfy a relationship of the following formula (1): |SS?SD|?4.0??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Saki Wakao, Yuhei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11584139
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a carrying platform on which a substrate is placed, a cartridge configured to store and supply ink, and a print head configured to atomize the ink into ink droplets and deposit the ink droplets on a printing region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinxiang Xue, Zhongyuan Sun, Xiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11572485
    Abstract: An ink set includes a pigment ink, containing a pigment, and a dye ink containing the compound represented by formula (y-1) below or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Shintaro Hama, Tomohiro Aruga, Kiyomi Kumamoto, Yusuke Mizutaki
  • Patent number: 11554594
    Abstract: An ink jet method records a radiation-curable ink composition containing a polymerizable compound. The radiation-curable ink composition includes a first ink composition and a second ink composition. The ink jet method includes a first discharging step of discharging the first ink composition with an ink jet head to adhere the composition to a recording medium, a first curing step of irradiating the first ink composition adhered to the recording medium with radioactive rays, a cooling step of cooling the recording medium, a second discharging step of discharging the second ink composition with the ink jet head to adhere the composition to the cooled recording medium at least in a part of the region where the first ink composition adhered; and a second curing step of irradiating the second ink composition adhered to the recording medium with radioactive rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yoda, Midori Sekine, Yuko Hishida, Kyohei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11541677
    Abstract: An ink set including an inkjet ink, and a treatment liquid used in combination with the inkjet ink, wherein the inkjet ink includes a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent, a surfactant and water, the treatment liquid includes a coagulant, an organic solvent and water, the coagulant includes calcium nitrate in an amount of 21.5 to 41.7% by mass relative to the total mass of the treatment liquid, an amount of organic solvent having a boiling point at one atmosphere of 240° C. or higher in the treatment liquid is not more than 8% by mass, a pH of the treatment liquid is within a range from 3.5 to 10.5, and a viscosity of the treatment liquid at 25° C. is within a range from 5.5 to 18.5 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mayuko Hayamizu, Atsushi Yoda, Kazuhiro Jonai
  • Patent number: 11518896
    Abstract: The invention refers to a disperse black ink comprising: an aqueous vehicle and a black dye dispersion comprising: disperse blue 165, disperse orange 29, disperse red 82 and disperse blue 60, and the use of such black ink in a method for inkjet-printing on a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Dover Europe Sàrl
    Inventors: Marco Ugoletti, Luca Guggiari
  • Patent number: 11499062
    Abstract: An ink contains at least one kind of polyether-modified siloxane compound and at least one kind of aliphatic alcohol alkylene oxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Gotou, Yoshiaki Masuda, Masahiko Ishikawa, Masaki Kudo, Kazuhiko Umemura, Keita Katoh, Akihiko Matsuyama, Masayasu Nonogaki, Takeshi Shibuya
  • Patent number: 11499063
    Abstract: An ink jet textile printing ink composition contains a sulfonic acid group-containing dye having a ligand coordinated to a metal atom, the ligand being represented by Formula (1) below: wherein at least one of R1 and R3 represents SO3? or SO3Y, where Y represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom, or an alkaline earth metal atom; when not representing SO3? or SO3Y, R1 and R3 represent a halogen atom or a hydrogen atom; R2 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a sulfo group, a nitro group, an aryl group, a sulfonamide group, a carboxy group, an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, SO2NHR5, or COOR5, where R5 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; and X represents a metal atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hidehiko Komatsu, Yuki Wakushima, Hiroaki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11459475
    Abstract: A method of printing using a thermo reversible gelling primer composition, a thermo reversible gelling primer composition, and an ink set comprising the thermo reversible gelling primer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Frederik L. E. M. Suilen, Guido G. Willems
  • Patent number: 11458731
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an ink having a dynamic surface tension of from 30 to 50 mN/m at a life time of 15 msec at 25 degrees C., a container containing the ink, and a head configured to discharge the ink to a fabric including a first fabric containing synthetic fiber in an amount of more than 50 percent by mass and a second fabric containing natural fiber in an amount of 50 percent by mass or greater, wherein the droplet of the ink discharged to the first fabric is larger than the droplet of the ink discharged to the second fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kobashi, Satoyuki Sekiguchi, Taku Hatakeyama, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11453797
    Abstract: An ink set containing an inkjet ink and a treatment liquid, wherein the inkjet ink contains a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent, a surfactant and water, the water-soluble organic solvent contains an alkyl diol (A) of 2 to 8 carbon atoms, the weighted average boiling point of the water-soluble organic solvent at one atmosphere is from 175 to 240° C., the surfactant contains an acetylenediol-based surfactant, the treatment liquid contains a coagulant, calcium nitrate is included as the coagulant in an amount of 6.8 to 20.8% by mass relative to the total mass of the treatment liquid, and the pH of the treatment liquid is from 2 to 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mayuko Okamoto, Kazuhiro Jonai, Atsushi Yoda, Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11447651
    Abstract: An ink set contains a pre-processing fluid containing a multivalent metal ion, a first ink and a second ink, wherein the first ink has a surface tension of 35 mN/m or greater at 25 degrees C. and a life time of 150 ms, wherein the second ink has a surface tension of 35 mN/m or greater at 25 degrees C. and a life time of 150 ms and the second ink is a white ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kobashi, Satoyuki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11447650
    Abstract: Provides is an inkjet recording liquid set including at least an inkjet ink and a pretreatment liquid, wherein the inkjet ink contains at least a pigment, an organic solvent, water and a silicone surfactant; the pretreatment liquid contains at least water-insoluble resin particles and a pigment coagulant; and the silicone surfactant has a structure represented by the following Formula (1), in Formula (1), R represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; X is an alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms and may have a branched structure; EO represents an ethylene oxide group, PO represents a propylene oxide group, and an order of EO and PO is random; m and n represent a number of repeating unit structures, m is an integer of 2 to 50, and n is an integer of 0 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Toeda, Haruka Moriyama
  • Patent number: 11447598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising i) 10-90 wt. % of an ethylenically unsaturated component (A), ii) 10-90 wt. % of a component (B) having urethane and/or urea groups, iii) 0-4 wt. % of an organic component (C) which is different from components (A) and (B), and iv) 0-9 wt. % of other ingredients (D) wherein the wt. % are calculated on the total weight of the composition, wherein the sum of the wt. % of component (A) and the wt. % of component (B) is 91-100 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Okkel, Wolfgang Pritschins, Matthew Burge, Hans-Josef Teuwsen
  • Patent number: 11442577
    Abstract: A touch sensitive processing method applicable to a touch panel is provided. The touch panel includes sequentially a third electrode layer, a flexible dielectric layer, and at least one touch electrode layer. The third electrode layer includes multiple parallel third electrodes. The at least one touch electrode layer includes first electrodes in parallel to a first axis and second electrodes in parallel to a second axis. Each of the first electrodes intersects with the second electrodes to form multiple intersections. The touch sensitive processing method comprises: performing self-capacitance detection via the third electrodes to retrieve an approximating event, performing mutual-capacitance detection via the first electrodes and the second electrodes to retrieve a touching event, and reporting the approximating event to a host if the touching event is detected, or reporting the touching event if it is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Shun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 11433686
    Abstract: Provided are a method of producing a recording medium, including a step of preparing a liquid A which includes at least one kind of aggregating agent selected from the group consisting of an acid, a polyvalent metal compound, and a metal complex, and water, a step of preparing a liquid B which includes a resin and water, a step of mixing the liquid A with the liquid B at an ambient temperature of 5° C. to 40° C. to obtain a mixed solution, a step of storing the mixed solution at an ambient temperature of 5° C. to 40° C., and a step of applying the mixed solution after the storage onto an impermeable base material within 30 days from the start of mixing the liquid A with the liquid B to obtain a recording medium; and an image recording method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayato Sato, Yusuke Fujii, Takeshi Miyato
  • Patent number: 11434384
    Abstract: To provide is a manufacturing method for obtaining printed material in which, in lithographic printing, a printed part where multiple colors are superimposed on each other has a high gloss, and also a lithographic printing ink set. The method for manufacturing printed material according to the present invention includes a step of coating at least black ink for lithographic printing, cyan ink for lithographic printing, magenta ink for lithographic printing, and yellow ink for lithographic printing on a substrate, in which a difference in surface tension between the inks to be coated on a substrate is at most equal to 3.5 mN/m. The lithographic printing ink set according to the present invention is a lithographic printing ink set including at least black ink, cyan ink, magenta ink, and yellow ink, in which a difference in surface tension between the inks included in the lithographic printing ink set is at most equal to 3.5 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Noboru Koshimizu, Yuichi Tsuji, Takejiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11427023
    Abstract: The ink jet printing method includes applying an aqueous coloring ink composition onto a printing surface of a printing medium by being ejected from an ink jet head. The printing surface of the printing medium contains natural fibers and synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Asakawa, Ippei Okuda, Akiko Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11427022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying an image onto a recording medium, using an aqueous ink jet coating, wherein the aqueous ink jet coating includes a cationic polymer and an anionic surfactant. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing such aqueous ink jet coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter R. Markies, Jeroen A. Schell
  • Patent number: 11421124
    Abstract: An ink contains a coloring material, an organic solvent, a resin, and a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 having a weight average molecular weight of from 390 to 610, where R1 represents a hydrocarbon group, and n represents an integer of 2 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Shimura, Yuta Nakamura, Yoshiaki Masuda
  • Patent number: 11413896
    Abstract: An ink, having a viscosity of 2.5 to 15 centipoise at 25° C., for textile printing includes pigment; a water dispersible anionic polymeric resin; a water soluble zero volatile organic compound solvent with a boiling point of 250° C. or greater; a crosslinking agent; and water. The water dispersible polymeric resin has particles with a median volume weighted size of less than 150 nm and a 95th percentile volume weighted size of less than 250 nm. The water dispersible polymeric resin has an acid number value of 5 to 40, a resin film elongation of 500 to 1200%, and a film tensile strength of 10 to 60 mPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: International Imaging Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James West Blease, Timothy Michael Chewens, Lianhui Cong, Daniel Jude Harrison, John Richard Przybylo
  • Patent number: 11402755
    Abstract: A chemically amplified positive-type photosensitive resin composition capable of forming a resist pattern having excellent cross-sectional perpendicularity of a nonresist section even when a resist pattern is formed on a metal surface, and a method for manufacturing a substrate with a template and a method for manufacturing a plated article using the composition. The composition contains an acid generator, a resin, and a sulfur-containing compound including a sulfur-containing compound and a thiol compound that is different from the sulfur-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yasushi Kuroiwa, Yuta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11390094
    Abstract: In an example, apparatus includes a first radiation source to output radiation at a first waveband and a second radiation source to output radiation at a second waveband, which is different from the first waveband. The apparatus may receive a medium having marked thereon a first colorant and a second colorant and the first and second wavebands may be selected such that an energy absorbance efficiency of the first colorant is higher than that of the second colorant at the first waveband and an energy absorbance efficiency of the second colorant is higher than that of the first colorant at the second waveband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HP SCITEX LTD.
    Inventors: Alex Veis, Ronald Albert Askeland
  • Patent number: 11384249
    Abstract: An aqueous ink jet composition contains at least one disperse dye selected from the group consisting of C.I. Disperse Yellow 54, C.I. Disperse Red 60, and C.I. Disperse Blue 359, and a styrene maleic acid-based dispersing agent represented by Formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kitada, Hiroko Hayashi, Yasunari Ikeda, Hirofumi Hokari, Hisashi Okamura, Kenta Kikuchi, Seiji Kagami, Shinichi Naito
  • Patent number: 11384250
    Abstract: In one aspect, inks for use with a three-dimensional (3D) printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein comprises up to 80 wt. % oligomeric curable material; up to 80 wt. % monomeric curable material; up to 10 wt. % photoinitiator; up to 1 wt. % non-curable absorber material; and up to 10 wt. % one or more additional components, based on the total weight of the ink, and wherein the total amount of the foregoing components is equal to 100 wt. %. Additionally, the photoinitiator is operable to initiate curing of the oligomeric curable material and/or the monomeric curable material when the photoinitiator is exposed to incident curing radiation having a peak wavelength ?. Moreover, the ink has a penetration depth (Dp), a critical energy (Ec), and a print through depth (DPT) at the wavelength ? of less than or equal to 2×Dp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Khalil Moussa
  • Patent number: 11352516
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a water-based inkjet ink containing at least water, a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent and a binder resin, wherein the water-soluble organic solvent contains at least a water-soluble organic solvent having a surface tension of 30 to 50 mN/m and a boiling point at 1 atmosphere of 180 to 230° C., in an amount of 15 to 50% by weight relative to the total weight of the water-based inkjet ink, and the acid value of the binder resin is at least 5 mgKOH/g but less than 60 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoda, Yoshihito Suzuki, Mayuko Okamoto, Kazuhiro Jonai, Norio Suzuki