Receiving Medium Patents (Class 347/105)
  • Patent number: 10920084
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersion containing a hydrophilic metal oxide powder comprising a metal oxide and a surface modification of the metal oxide, wherein a) the metal oxide is selected from the group consisting of TiO2, ZrO2, SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, Sb2O3, WO3, CeO2 and mixed oxides thereof and b) the surface modification b1) comprises silicon atoms and aluminum atoms and b2) the silicon atoms are at least partly bonded to a hydrocarbon radical via a C atom and b3) the Al/Si molar ratio of the surface modification is 1:2-1:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lortz, Ulrich Fischer, Daniel Ness, Gabriele Bergmann, Katharina Dauth
  • Patent number: 10907305
    Abstract: An enhanced paper for printing, including a substrate, an ablation resistant coating applied to the substrate, wherein the enhanced paper is ablation resistant so that it is not damaged by a light beam that illuminates enhanced paper with a fluence that ablates ink or toner but would damage standard printing paper that is made from cellulose fiber and is non-ablation resistant; and wherein the enhanced paper has physical properties of the standard printing paper for printing with laser printers and ink printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: REEP TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Barak M. Yekutiely
  • Patent number: 10882246
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped article has a sea-island structure including a cured object of a first shaping ink, which contains a hydrophobic resin, and a cured object of a second shaping ink, which contains a hydrophilic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10882346
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus of a line-recording-head type includes one or more recording heads using the same ink and performs recording of an image by conveying a recording medium using multiple passes through a recording region of the recording head while the recording medium is repeatedly conveyed backward and forward to speed up recording and improve image quality. A recording head is controlled to provide that an amount of ink applied to a recording medium in a case where the recording medium is conveyed at a first speed is smaller than an amount of ink applied to the recording medium in a case where the recording medium is conveyed at a second speed higher than the first speed in both of a case where the recording medium is accelerated and a case where the recording medium is decelerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taira, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Tomoki Yamamuro, Shingo Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10857825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an Inkjet printing process that comprises inkjet printing an inkjet ink composition onto a substrate to form a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water, wherein the amount of curable polyurethane dispersed in the inkjet ink composition is 0.1 to 30 weight %. A radiation-curable overcoat composition is applied over the printed inkjet ink layer as an overcoat layer. The overcoat composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The printed inkjet ink layer is then cured on the substrate by exposing both the overcoat layer and inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 10857784
    Abstract: Reaction liquid application S1 to an ink receiving medium, formation of a first image by ink application S2, liquid absorption S3 from the first image by a porous body of a liquid absorbing member, cleaning S4 of the porous body, and liquid collection S5 from the porous body are repeated in an inkjet printing method. When the porous body comes into contact with the first image, first chemical species in the reaction liquid contributing to increasing the ink viscosity is contained, on the ink receiving medium and in the porous body, at a higher level in terms of molar equivalent per unit area than second chemical species in the ink also contributing to increasing the ink viscosity. In the liquid collection S5, the liquid is collected so that the liquid remains in the porous body on the side to be brought into contact with the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Honda, Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Toru Yamane, Kyosuke Deguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Akihiro Mouri, Noboru Toyama
  • Patent number: 10821760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printing process that comprises inkjet printing an inkjet ink composition onto a substrate to form a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water, wherein the amount of curable polyurethane dispersed in the inkjet ink composition is 0.1 to 30 weight %. A radiation-curable overcoat composition is inkjet printed over the printed inkjet ink layer as an overcoat layer. The overcoat composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water, wherein the amount of curable polyurethane dispersed in the overcoat composition is 0.1 to 30 weight %. The printed inkjet ink layer is cured by exposing both the printed inkjet ink layer and the overcoat layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10814640
    Abstract: Ink jet technology is used to deposit an ink stabilizing agent at the time of ink deposition (printing), upon a substrate. The stabilizing agent and the ink mix on the substrate. The amount of stabilizing agent is varied based on the needs of the inks being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael R. Kesti, Bruce A. Nerad
  • Patent number: 10773532
    Abstract: An image forming method includes coating a non-absorptive recording medium with a pre-processing fluid containing a metal salt and a resin A; and applying a magenta ink to the non-absorptive recording medium which has been coated with the pre-processing fluid, wherein the magenta ink contains a resin B having a glass transition temperature higher than the glass transition temperature of the resin A and C.I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kaji, Tomohiro Nakagawa, Hiroki Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10730330
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method is disclosed where, when a liquid including water is absorbed and removed from an image including an aqueous liquid component and a coloring material, by use of a water repellent porous body, a contact surface of the porous body with the image is treated with a wetting liquid whose contact angle to the contact surface is less than 90°, and thereafter absorption and removal of the aqueous liquid component from the image by the porous body are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toshimori Miyakoshi, Hiroaki Motooka, Ryohei Goto
  • Patent number: 10723896
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printing process that comprises applying a radiation-curable primer composition onto a substrate to form a primer layer. The primer composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. An inkjet ink composition is inkjet printed onto the primer layer as a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The curable polyurethane is dispersed in the inkjet ink composition in an amount of composition is 0.1 to 30 weight % of the inkjet ink composition. The printed inkjet ink layer is cured on the substrate by exposing both the primer layer and printed inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Tao Chen, Bor-Jiunn Niu, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10717714
    Abstract: A reactive UV absorber suitable for polyurethane is provided. The reactive UV absorber is a compound of formula 1: wherein R1 is H or Cl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CHITEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chingfan Chris Chiu, Huang-min Wu, Wei-chun Chang, Chi-feng Wu, Ching-hao Cheng, Shao-hsuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10696076
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method is disclosed where, when a liquid including water is absorbed and removed from an image including an aqueous liquid component and a coloring material, by use of a water repellent porous body, a contact surface of the porous body with the image is treated with a wetting liquid whose contact angle to the contact surface is less than 90°, and thereafter absorption and removal of the aqueous liquid component from the image by the porous body are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toshimori Miyakoshi, Hiroaki Motooka, Ryohei Goto
  • Patent number: 10593741
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes: a flexible substrate; a thin-film transistor on the flexible substrate; a passivation film covering the thin-film transistor; and a display element on the passivation film and electrically connected to the thin-film transistor. The passivation film includes a material exhibiting a shear-thickening phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayk Khachatryan, Hyunwoo Koo, Minsung Kim, Taewoong Kim, Boik Park
  • Patent number: 10579095
    Abstract: A goods processing apparatus can include a printing device, a pivotable display, a controller, and a sensor. The pivotable display may include a display support, a pivotable display holder, a display housing that houses a display monitor having a display border arranged around the display monitor and a display housing frame that surrounds the display border, and at least one actuation input device configured to manually trigger a motorized pivoting of the display monitor. The sensor detects an angle of inclination of the pivotable display. The controller controls a motor to automatically set a display inclination of the pivotable display based on the detected angle of inclination and a respective operator of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Wolf-Alexander Krumholz, Axel Ortmann, Wolfgang Muhl, Matthias Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 10569586
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink jet recording apparatus including an image forming unit that forms a first image including a first liquid and a coloring material on an ink receiving medium; and a liquid absorbing member that includes a porous body which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image so as to absorb at least a portion of the first liquid from the first image, in which an average pore diameter of a first surface of the porous body which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image is equal to or smaller than 0.6 ?m, an arithmetic average roughness Ra defined by JIS B 0601:2001 of the first surface of the porous body is equal to or smaller than 1.9 ?m, an average pore diameter of a second surface, which is a back surface of the first surface, of the porous body is larger than the average pore diameter of the first surface, and a Gurley value defined by JIS P 8117 of the porous body is equal to or shorter than 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noboru Toyama, Toru Yamane, Kyosuke Deguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Akihiro Mouri
  • Patent number: 10562263
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material, wherein the second thermally expandable material further contains white pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Yuji Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10513119
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method includes applying an aqueous ink and a reaction liquid for increasing the viscosity of the ink to an ejection target medium to form an ink image thereon. The ink image is then subjected to a liquid absorbing treatment using a porous body having a liquid absorbing surface. In the liquid absorption treatment, the liquid absorbing surface is brought into contact with the ink image to absorb at least a part of the liquid component from the ink image by the porous body and the porous body is used repeatedly while it is sometimes carried out from the liquid absorption treatment region for cleaning. Contact information of the porous body including the number of contact times and a contact pressure in each contact is stored and the gas permeability state of the porous body is evaluated by using such contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Noboru Toyama, Akihiro Mouri, Toru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10442231
    Abstract: The present teachings include a process, system and article for forming a printed image on a textile. The process includes coating the solution of an orthosilicate to form a silica network on the textile. The process includes applying an ink composition to the textile having the silica network on the textile, forming an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Paul J. McConville, Jennifer L. Belelie, Anthony S. Condello, Robert A. Street, Warren Jackson
  • Patent number: 10384467
    Abstract: A sublimation printing method on cotton and/or viscose is described comprising the steps of: preparing a piece of laminar substrate, applying (for example) microcapsules onto a side of said piece of laminar substrate, wherein said microcapsules comprise a core of polyester and/or polyamide and/or polyethylene and a shell of cellulose and/or starch, ink-jet printing onto said side of said piece of laminar substrate using sublimation ink, preparing a piece of fabric containing a high amount of cotton and/or viscose, approaching said piece of laminar substrate and said piece of fabric, pressing and heating, and separating said piece of laminar substrate from said piece of fabric; a fabric ready for sublimation printing is obtained if the step of ink-jet printing is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ENGLER ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Bruno Piccirilli
  • Patent number: 10370548
    Abstract: A copolymer including a structural unit represented by General Formula (1) below, and a structural unit represented by General Formula (2) below, where, in General Formula (1), R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, L1 is an alkylene group having 2 or greater carbon atoms but 5 or less carbon atoms, and X is a hydrogen atom or a cation, where, in General Formula (2), R2 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and L2 is an alkylene group having 2 or greater carbon atoms but 18 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Harada, Akihiko Matsuyama, Yoshiki Yanagawa, Masayuki Fukuoka, Takuya Yamazaki, Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke Koizuka, Tomoyuki Shimada, Akiyoshi Sabu
  • Patent number: 10300717
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a printer that performs printing on a printing medium; and a sensor that outputs a detection signal while the printing apparatus moves relative to the printing medium. The printing apparatus determines whether the sensor is above a first surface or above a second surface of the printing medium, based on the detection signal output from the sensor, the first surface being a surface on which a moving amount of the printing apparatus with respect to the printing medium is acquired, and the second surface being a surface on which the moving amount is not acquired, and if the sensor is determined to be above the second surface, controls printing on the printing medium by the printer according to an estimated value of the moving amount with respect to the printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shota Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10292477
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus that enables visual check when placing a nail on a movable section and accurately positions the nail in a drawing area in the apparatus is provided. The drawing apparatus includes: a finger insertion section in which a finger is inserted from an insertion opening; and a movable section that is provided in the insertion section, is biased toward a first position near the insertion opening, and moves the finger from the first position to a second position by pushing, against the bias, the finger inserted in the insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hori
  • Patent number: 10279609
    Abstract: An ink jet printhead, an ink-jet printing device and a display manufacturing device are provided for eliminating or reducing droplets on areas outside of the printing area during the ink-jet printing process, thereby improving product quality. The ink jet printhead provided in the disclosure comprises at least one nozzle and a droplet removing component disposed in at least one edge area around the area where the at least one nozzle is located, the droplet removing component being used for eliminating or reducing droplets at positions corresponding to the edge area where the droplet removing component is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10239337
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a printable recording media including a substrate and, at least, an ink receiving layer that includes a first distinct layer and a second distinct layer that is applied on top of the first distinct layer. The first distinct layer includes an electrical charged substance and the second distinct layer includes, at least, a polymeric binder and nano-size inorganic pigment particles. Also disclosed herein is a method for making the printable recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Xulong Fu, Haowen Yu
  • Patent number: 10206423
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to decorating and printing of an edible design on a printable base media based on a user selected image. A central control device may provide, to a remote computing device, a graphical user interface for reviewing images, receive, from the remote computing device via the graphical user interface, selection of an image, generate print data based on the selected image, and transmit the print data to the remote computing device for printing with an edible media printer equipped with edible ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Davila, Todd Brobst, Duane Wahlin, Elizabeth Glover, Douglas Boysen, John R. Anderson, Kent D. Whitten, Andy Schnoebelen
  • Patent number: 10207494
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a plurality of liquid ejection head units that eject liquid onto a conveyed object at different positions along a conveying path; a first support member and a second support member that are respectively provided at an upstream side and a downstream side of a landing position of liquid ejected by a corresponding liquid ejection head unit; a first detection unit that is installed between the first support member and the second support member and is configured to detect a position of the conveyed object in a direction orthogonal to a conveying direction of the conveyed object; a second detection unit that is installed upstream of the first detection unit; and a movement control unit that moves each liquid ejection head unit based on a plurality of detection results output by the first detection unit and/or the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nagasu, Tomoaki Hayashi, Masayuki Sunaoshi, Koichi Kudo, Masahiro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10174234
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including an addition reaction type silicone polymer as a component (A); an ultraviolet absorber as a component (B); and a platinum group metal catalyst as a component (C). The ultraviolet absorber as the component (B) includes a benzophenone-based ultraviolet absorber and its amount is set to a value within the range of 1 part to 4 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the addition reaction type silicone polymer as the component (A). The amount of the platinum group metal catalyst as the component (C) is set to a value within the range of 0.001 parts to 0.05 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the addition reaction type silicone polymer as the component (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Hatanaka, Yasukazu Nakata, Takashi Matsushita, Kazuaki Morita
  • Patent number: 10161052
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a palladium coated doped metal oxide conducting electrode including immersing a metal oxide conducting electrode into an aqueous solution having a palladium precursor salt to form the metal oxide conducting electrode having at least one surface coated with palladium precursor. To form a layer of palladium nanoparticles on the metal oxide conducting electrode the palladium precursor on the metal oxide conducting is reduced with a borohydride compound. The palladium nanoparticles on the metal oxide conducting electrode have an average diameter of 8 nm to 22 nm and are present on the surface of the metal oxide conducting electrode at a density from 1.5×10?3 Pd·nm?2 to 3.5×10?3 Pd·nm?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Md. Abdul Aziz, Mohammed Nasiruzzaman Shaikh, Zain Hassan Yamani, Wael Mahfoz, Fatai Olawale Bakare
  • Patent number: 10125286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curtain coatable gas barrier coating composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol and a surfactant, in which the surfactant is a water-soluble non-ionic ethoxylated alcohol. The present invention also relates to a method for providing a substrate with a gas barrier layer by means of the coating composition, and a coated substrate having at least one gas barrier layer obtained by coating the substrate with the coating composition. Further, the invention relates to a packaging material comprising a coated paperboard coated with the coating composition, and a liquid package comprising such a packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BILLERUDKORSNAS SKOG & INDUSTRI AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Johan Larsson, Anders Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10052866
    Abstract: Polyketone based polymer sheets are employed in thermal dye transfer processes to produce permanent images. Also disclosed is the use of the process to produce identification cards, security cards and labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 10023755
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, compositions and methods for forming solvent-based and water-based carbon nanotubes inks with removable additives are provided. In some embodiments, an ink composition is provided that includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, a solvent, and a triazole-based removable additive, where the plurality of carbon nanotubes are dispersed within the solvent and wherein the triazole-based removable additive stabilizes the plurality of carbon nanotubes that are dispersed in the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NANO-C, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Sivarajan, Henning Richter, Viktor Vejins
  • Patent number: 9907332
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to decorating and printing of an edible design on a printable base media based on a user selected image. A central control device may provide, to a remote computing device, a graphical user interface for reviewing images, receive, from the remote computing device via the graphical user interface, selection of an image, generate print data based on the selected image, and transmit the print data to the remote computing device for printing with an edible media printer equipped with edible ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Davila, Todd Brobst, Duane Wahlin, Elizabeth Glover, Douglas Boysen, John R. Anderson, Kent D. Whitten, Andy Schnoebelen
  • Patent number: 9902833
    Abstract: A pretreatment liquid for ink jet textile printing according to an aspect of the invention used by being applied to a fabric before applying an ink composition for ink jet textile printing to the fabric includes a multivalent metal salt; and an aqueous medium, in which the concentration of the multivalent metal salt is within in a range of 0.025 mol/kg or more and 0.08 mol/kg or less. A textile printing method according to another aspect the invention includes applying a pretreatment liquid to at least a partial region of a fabric; and applying an ink composition for ink jet textile printing to at least a portion of the region to which the pretreatment liquid is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takako Sugiyama, Masakazu Ohashi, Toru Saito
  • Patent number: 9889696
    Abstract: A coated paper for industrial inkjet printing presses that achieves excellent uniformity in color densities and ink absorbability, has the capability of suppressing strike-through of inks, and achieves excellent paper feeding characteristics is provided. The paper comprises: a base paper, and a coating layer containing at least one selected from the group consisting of a cationic resin and a water-soluble polyvalent cationic salt, and a pigment containing kaolin, on the base paper. The coated paper surface on the side where the coating layer is located has an arithmetic mean roughness (Ra) of is 4.5 ?m to 7.5 ?m, and has 1 to 350 protruding parts per 1.0 square centimeter, wherein a protruding part has a maximum width of 10 ?m to 100 ?m measured using a photographed image of the coated paper surface taken by magnifying 50 times using an electron microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Takada, Tetsuya Nishi, Masanori Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 9878568
    Abstract: An article in the form of a printable substrate having a showthrough value of about 0.14 or less, and an opacity value of at least about 88% which includes a paper substrate with a first and second surfaces formed of paper fibers having a basis weight of from about 12 to about 32 lbs/1300 ft2, and a substrate filler in an amount in the range of from 0 to about 30% by weight of the paper substrate; and a surface size layer on at least one of the first and second surfaces, the surface size layer having about 50 lbs or less per ton of the paper substrate of a starch surface sizing agent and a multivalent metal salt drying agent in an amount sufficient to impart to the at least one of the first and second surfaces a black print density value of at least about 0.8 when inkjet printed with pigmented inks and a waterfastness value of at least about 85% when inkjet printed with dye-based inks, the printable substrate having a MD tensile strength of at least about 12 lbs/in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kapil M. Singh
  • Patent number: 9840104
    Abstract: A printable substrate, along with methods of its formation, is generally provided. The printable coating can include a base sheet defining a first surface and a second surface and a printable coating on the first surface of the base sheet. The base sheet can be constructed from a cellulosic nonwoven web and a saturant. The printable coating can include a plurality of inorganic microparticles and a crosslinked material, where the crosslinked material is formed from a crosslinkable polymeric binder and a crosslinking agent. An image can be formed on the printable substrate, such as by printing an ink composition onto the printable substrate (e.g., onto the printable coating).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl B. Rueckert, Aaron Jacobson, Abdu Bunch, Steven L. Vervacke
  • Patent number: 9816234
    Abstract: An enhanced paper for printing, including an ablation resistant coating or ablation resistant fibers, wherein the paper is ablation resistant so that it is not damaged by a light beam that illuminates paper with a fluence that ablates ink or toner but would damage paper that is non-ablation resistant; and wherein the enhanced paper has physical properties of standard paper for printing with laser printers and ink printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: REEP TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Barak M. Yekutiely, Elliott R. Silcoff
  • Patent number: 9789677
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsutsui, Yoichi Sonobe, Masami Aruga, Daizo Kitajo, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 9751333
    Abstract: The invention has an object to provide a printing method wherein a wide variety of recording medium can be used, and printed materials richer and more vivid in color can be obtained by using sublimation dyes. To achieve the object, provided is a printing method including: an ink applying step for applying an ink on a recording medium (100), and the ink contains a solvent, a binder resin (11) dispersed or emulsified in the solvent, and a sublimation dye (12) entrained in particles of the binder resin (11); and a heating step for heating the ink to diffuse the sublimation dye (12) among the particles of the binder resin (11) for color development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9744512
    Abstract: There is provided a novel gelator which enables formation of gel by a simpler technique. A gelator including two or more alkylamide compounds of General Formula [I]: (where R1 is a C1-30 aliphatic group optionally having a substituent) or two or more alkylurea compounds of General Formula [II]: (where R2 is a C1-30 aliphatic group optionally having a substituent), wherein the gelator forms a gel exhibiting thixotropic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Ohsedo
  • Patent number: 9732474
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coated paper substrate formed from a paper substrate of paper fibers and internal sizing agent, a surface size layer of one or more surface sizing starches, optionally one or more non-starch hydrophobic surface sizing agents, and optionally one or more paper pigments, on at least one surface of the paper substrate, and at least one hydrophobic pigmented coating layer of a paper pigment component and a hydrophobic pigment binder component on at least one surface size layer. Also a method for preparing such coated paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Koenig, David V. Reed
  • Patent number: 9610793
    Abstract: The type or surface condition of a sheet is determined with high accuracy even when performance of an optical sensor is degraded by ink mists or the like. Specifically, at the time of detecting light from a sheet with a sensor to make a determination on the sheet, at least two detection values are obtained by changing a relation between the sensor and the sheet, and the type or surface condition of the sheet is determined by using the at least two obtained detection values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9611588
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a surface of a fiber based substrate with a barrier layer wherein the barrier layer is formed by depositing nanofibers on the surface by the use of electrospinning or meltspinning and wherein the film is formed by post treatment of the substrate. The invention further relates to a substrate comprising such a carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Kaj Backfolk
  • Patent number: 9604471
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet printer coats media with a material prior to printing without having to dry the material on the media. The printer includes a coating applicator for applying the material to the surface of a rotating member and a dryer for evaporating water from the material to raise its viscosity to a gel-like state. The coating is transferred to media in a nip formed between the rotating member and a roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Chu-heng Liu
  • Patent number: 9597913
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image receiving material for offset printing comprising a support and an image receiving layer, the image receiving layer comprising a porous pigment and an aqueous dispersion of a polymer particle characterized in that the image receiving layer further comprises a copolymer comprising alkylene and vinyl alcohol units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Dirk Quintens, Dirk Kokkelenberg
  • Patent number: 9583346
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device includes steps below. A silicon carbide substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, the first main surface having a maximal diameter greater than 100 mm, is prepared. An impurity region is formed on a side of the first main surface of the silicon carbide substrate. In a plan view, a cover member is arranged on the side of the first main surface so as to cover at least the entire impurity region. The silicon carbide substrate is annealed at a temperature lower than a melting point of the cover member while the cover member is arranged on the side of the first main surface of the silicon carbide substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yamada, Takeyoshi Masuda, Taku Horii
  • Patent number: 9573349
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a multi-layered structure includes: a) a water-impermeable substrate; b) a first layer on at least one surface of the substrate comprising a water-based tie-layer composition; c) a second layer formed over the first layer, wherein the second layer is a water-based ink-receptive composition includes: i) a multivalent metal salt; and ii) a hydrophilic binder polymer; d) a third layer including at least one water-based ink composition deposited in a single pass by an inkjet printing process, wherein the water-based ink composition includes an anionically stabilized, water-dispersible pigment; and e) additional layers deposited over the one or more ink layers and exposed second layer, the additional layers selected from one or more of the following compositions: i) an opaque white layer; ii) a protective layer; and iii) an adhesive layer, further includes a continuous protective plastic or paper layer adhered thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dannhauser, Douglas Eugene Bugner, David D. Putnam, Brian L Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 9523009
    Abstract: An alcohol-based printing ink composition comprising: a polyurethane urea resin (D) that is obtained by a reaction of polyol (A), diisocyanate (B), and a chain extender (C); a coloring agent (E); and a medium comprising an alcohol (F) and water, wherein the polyol (A) contains polyether polyol (A1) and polyester polyol (A2), and the medium comprises 75% by weight or more of alcohol (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Oya, Harunori Narihiro, Takefumi Nomura
  • Patent number: 9487668
    Abstract: An ink set includes a first ink that contains a white material and a first resin; and a second ink that contains a color material other than the white material and a second resin, wherein the first resin includes a component (A) causing cracks when resin of 0.5 g is dropped onto a slide glass and is dried at a temperature of 50° C. and a humidity of 0% RH for 10 minutes, and wherein the second resin includes a component (B) of at least one of polyolefin wax and ethylene vinyl acetate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Okuda, Tsuyoshi Sano