Receiving Medium Patents (Class 347/105)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9475329
    Abstract: A print medium surface treatment includes a first composition that includes a filler, and a polymer that is non-film forming until it is subjected to film forming conditions. The first composition has a charge density that is large enough to promote crashing of particulate colorants of an ink and low enough to avoid crashing of the filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gracy Apprisiani Wingkono, Xiaoqi Zhou, Christopher Cobbs
  • Patent number: 9463642
    Abstract: A method for printing an image with authentication features, including: printing a media treatment material onto a print medium in accordance with a pattern of predefined authentication features, and printing one or more visible printing materials onto the print medium in accordance with an image pattern, thereby providing a printed visible image. The media treatment material alters an interaction between the visible printing materials and the print medium so that characteristics of the interaction, such as printing material penetration characteristics, are different in image regions where the media treatment material was printed than in image regions where the media treatment material was not printed. The difference in the characteristics of the interaction between the one or more visible printing materials and the print medium causes the pattern of authentication features to be detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Piatt, Terry Anthony Wozniak, James A. Katerberg, Wayne Lee Cook, Douglas Eugene Bugner, Allan Francis Sowinski
  • Patent number: 9464381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pretreatment solution for treating a fabric before inkjet printing comprising an aqueous solution of (A) 1% to 60% by weight of at least one multivalent cationic salt; (B) 0.2% to 10% by weight of at least one acid; and (C) and 0.5% to 5% by weight at least one borate, all % are by weight of the aqueous pretreatment solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EASTERN TECH LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Liu, Andrew Chastain
  • Patent number: 9421751
    Abstract: Wet lithographic printing members for imaging by an inkjet printer using pigment-based aqueous ink and method for calibrating the amount of the inkjet ink to be injected in solid areas of an image are disclosed. An exemplary printing member can comprises a base substrate and a top hydrophilic coating layer having a thickness in the range of 2 to 10 microns above the base substrate. A volume of less than 10 nl/mm2 of inkjet ink is used in order to image areas in which the image is solid. Areas of the top hydrophilic coating layer, which are imagewise covered by aqueous pigmented inkjet ink, become hydrophobic. In some embodiments after imaging, the surface of the imaged printing member can be treated with acidic colloidal silica solution. Exemplary treatment can comprise wiping the surface of the imaged printing member with the acidic colloidal silica solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: VIM-TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Michael Karp, Aida Porat, Sergei Bonder, Boris Brant
  • Patent number: 9409413
    Abstract: In a recording apparatus, a dot diameter of a first color ink formed by discharging a predetermined amount of the first color ink onto a surface of a second color ink fixed on a recording medium is smaller than a dot diameter of the second color ink formed by discharging the predetermined amount of the second color ink onto a surface of the first color ink fixed on the recording medium, and a recording head discharges the plurality of inks such that with respect to pixels forming an image in a unit area, pixels formed by discharging the second color ink and the first color ink in this order are greater than pixels formed by discharging the first color ink and the second color ink in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takumi Kaneko, Rie Takekoshi, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 9399241
    Abstract: An image recording method includes applying an ink containing a pigment and polymer particles to a region of a recording medium, and applying a liquid composition capable of destabilizing the dispersion of the pigment in the ink to the recording medium so as to cover at least part of the region of the recording medium. The liquid composition contains 6.0% by mass or more of at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of the compounds expressed by General Formula (1) and the compounds expressed by General Formula (2) relative to the total mass of the liquid composition. The content of the polymer particles in the ink is 1.0% by mass or more relative to the total mass of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamiko Kaji, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 9375975
    Abstract: A canvas with a textured appearance includes a base layer, a gesso layer on the base layer, a microporous layer on the gesso layer, the microporous layer including uniform cracks formed according to a weave pattern of the base layer; and a transparent layer to fill the cracks. A method of forming a canvas with a textured appearance includes forming a base layer, forming a gesso layer on the base layer, forming a microporous layer on the gesso layer, the microporous layer comprising uniform cracks formed according to a weave pattern of the base layer, and forming a transparent layer to fill the cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fredrick Muya Makau, Dheya M. Alfekri
  • Patent number: 9370963
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wall panel for a caravan, the wall panel having a first face and a second face, comprises printing a first design onto the first face of the wall panel for example using a first direct-to-substrate printer. A second design may be printed onto the second face of the wall panel, for example using a second direct-to-substrate printer (which may be the same printer as, or a different printer to, the first printer). Alternatively, the first design may be printed onto a first skin for the wall panel. The second design may be printed onto a second skin for the wall panel. The first and second skins, with the designs printed thereon, may then be assembled into a wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CGI Creative International Limited
    Inventor: Steven James Perry
  • Patent number: 9327539
    Abstract: A dye sublimation printing method for a light transmissive medium includes the following steps. First, a ribbon is provided above the light transmissive medium. Then, the light transmissive medium is moved. During the period that the light transmissive medium is moved, at least one first dye zone of the ribbon is heated, so that the dye in the first dye zone is transferred onto the light transmissive medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HiTi Digital, Inc.
    Inventor: Shiu-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9263289
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesion-promoting composition between a curable composition for imprints and a substrate, which excellent in adhesiveness and can control pattern failure. An adhesion-promoting composition used between a curable composition for imprints and a substrate, which comprises a compound having a molecular weight of 500 or larger and having a reactive group, and has a content of a compound, with a molecular weight of 200 or smaller, of more than 1% by mass and not more than 10% by mass of a total solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Hattori, Hirotaka Kitagawa, Yuichiro Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9233561
    Abstract: A lens sheet is provided with a lens layer which is formed by arranging lenses, which extend in a y direction as a first direction, in a plurality of lines in an x direction as a second direction which is a direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, and an ink absorbing layer which configures a surface on the opposite side with regard to a surface which is configured by the lens layer, where the thickness of an edge which is an end surface on one side of the lens layer in the x direction is thinner than the thickness of an edge which is an end surface on the other side. The printer performs recording from the edge which is a reference side toward the edge on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Yoshihisa, Katsumi Yamada, Hiroshi Shirotori, Katsuhito Suzuki, Tomio Sonehara
  • Patent number: 9230206
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a save mode setting unit, a reference cost obtaining unit, a minimum monetary-sum extraction unit, and a usage volume setting unit. The minimum monetary-sum extraction unit is configured to extract a minimum monetary sum for each tone from reference costs for a plurality of image forming modes. The usage volume setting unit is configured to: obtain a post-reduction cost where a reduced monetary sum by the save mode is subtracted from the minimum monetary sum; and set reference usage volume as usage volumes for the dark color material and the light color material in the save mode, the reference usage volume being obtained based on the reference costs for the image forming modes corresponding to the post-reduction cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kawasaki, Toru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9214661
    Abstract: An electrode manufacturing method which can lower the impedance of electrochemical devices is provided. The electrode manufacturing method comprises the steps of applying a coating material containing an active material particle, a binder, and a good solvent for the binder to a current collector, so as to form a coating film made of the coating material; removing the good solvent from the coating film; applying a poor solvent for the binder to the coating film having removed the good solvent; and pressing the coating film coated with the poor solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuo Naoi, Kazutoshi Emoto, Kiyonori Hinoki, Masahiro Saegusa, Kenji Nishizawa, Mitsuo Kougo
  • Patent number: 9205643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing printed products using an industrial inkjet printer and the method does not generate soiling of the images and printing unevenness. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a printed product using an industrial inkjet printer, comprising: a step for printing on coated printing paper using an industrial inkjet printer, wherein the printing speed of the industrial inkjet printer is 60 m/min or more, the coated printing paper contains a support and a coating layer, and the coating layer contains ground calcium carbonate, having a cumulative frequency of a particle diameter of 1.0 ?m or less in a volume-based particle size distribution of 95% by volume or more and a mean particle diameter of 0.1 ?m to 0.28 ?m, at 60% by mass or more of the total amount of pigment in the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori Nagoshi, Koji Idei, Jun Urasaki
  • Patent number: 9174479
    Abstract: The invention provides coated printing paper having base paper and on at least one surface of the base paper, a coating layer containing a pigment and a binder as main components, wherein the base paper contains calcium carbonate, the coating layer contains ground calcium carbonate as a pigment in an amount of 50 parts by mass or more relative to 100 parts by mass of the total of the pigment(s) in the coating layer, the base paper and/or the coating layer contains a calcium compound other than calcium carbonate, and the content of calcium derived from the calcium compound is 3 mmol to 60 mmol, both inclusive, in terms of calcium ions per 1 m2 of the base paper and/or the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori Nagoshi, Kazutoshi Iida, Koji Idei, Toru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9150741
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a producing method for an ink composition for forming absorption layers of thin film cells. The ink composition comprising CIGS or CIS nanocrystals and a chelating agent specified for the CIGS or CIS nanocrystals. According to the present invention, the mixture comprising at least two substances selected from the group consisting of Group IB elements, Group IIIA elements, Group VIA elements, salts of Group IB elements, salts of Group IIIA elements and salts of Group VIA elements can be react into a single composition while the existence of the chelating agent. The chelating agent can alternatively be aromatic diamine compounds, alkyl diamine compounds or aliphatic diamine compounds. With the implementation of the present invention, manufacturing the CIGS or CIS films in large scale and simplifying the conventional manufacturing processes are capable of accomplishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Chi-Jie Wang
  • Patent number: 9102156
    Abstract: A technique is described for determining pixel dropout in a printhead that has a plurality of print elements arrayed along an axis. In the technique, a dataset of integrated intensity values, in the printing direction on a substrate, of a captured image is generated and used to determine if pixel dropout has or may have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas J. Wagener
  • Patent number: 9073305
    Abstract: Provided is a recording method of discharging ink including resin and a solvent to a heated recording medium to record an image on the recording medium by an ink jet recording apparatus, in which an absorption amount of the ink per unit mass of the recording medium is equal to or less than 1.0, and a wetting index of the recording medium measured based on JIS K6768 is equal to or more than 46, and when the wetting index is set as x, and the absorption amount of the ink per unit mass of the recording medium is set as y, a relationship of y?0.002x?0.027 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Nozawa