Latent Image Formed Or Developed Patents (Class 427/145)
  • Patent number: 10100069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one organic polymer that contains silane groups and at least one catalyst of formula (I). The composition is low in emissions and low-odor, has a good shelf-life, cures rapidly to form a mechanically high-quality, durable material with a very low propensity for migration-related defects such as exudation or dirt retention by the substrate. The composition is particularly suitable for use as an adhesive, sealant or coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Urs Burckhardt, Rita Cannas
  • Patent number: 9857571
    Abstract: A thermoplastic sheet for the manufacture of a transparent motor vehicle or building glazing intended for the display of information, in particular of a laminated glazing, the sheet including a compound exhibiting an absorption band in the ultraviolet region and of which the diffuse reflection spectrum as a function of the energy of the incident radiation is characterized by a V value on the reflection curve, determined by the point of intersection between the tangent (1) at the inflection point of said curve and its asymptote (2) at the higher energies, of between 3.06 and 3.65 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jean Sablayrolles, Frederic Clabau, Michael Labrot
  • Patent number: 9523934
    Abstract: A part material for printing three-dimensional parts with an electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system, the part material including a composition having an engineering-grade thermoplastic material and a charge control agent. The part material is provided in a powder form having a controlled particle size, and is configured for use in the electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system having a layer transfusion assembly for printing the three-dimensional parts in a layer-by-layer manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Orrock, Steven A. Chillscyzn, Trevor I. Martin
  • Patent number: 9518179
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a modifier composition for polyolefin, a polyolefin for packaging and a flexible packaging film. The disclosure relates to a modifier composition for polyolefin, including: (A) nano-silicon dioxide; (B) polyvinyl alcohol; (C) acrylic copolymer; and (D) Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) copolymer. The disclosure also relates to a polyolefin for packaging, including: a polyolefin resin and a modifier composition of the polyolefin provided by the disclosure. The disclosure also relates to a flexible packaging film, of which at least a part is made of the polyolefin for packaging of the disclosure. The modifier composition of the disclosure can obviously improve the performance in the aspect of reducing residue of solvent in the polyolefin flexible packaging film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication
    Inventors: Wencai Xu, Dongli Li, Yabo Fu
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Publication number: 20150064712
    Abstract: An analytic plate or other substrate having a permanent etchable, laserable, and/or developable marking surface coating (referred to herein as an “etchable coating” or as a “developable coating”) that is present on at least a portion of any side or surface thereof and is used to deposit a permanent indicium thereon, and a method of using the analytic plate or substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Lee H. Angros
  • Patent number: 8885121
    Abstract: A novel document security and authentication system is based on a transparent element on which more than one image appears depending on the manner in which the element is viewed. The system is based on cells or sheets of liquid crystal doped with one or more dichroic dyes. The images obtained with the aid of a polarizer can be printed onto a very thin (?m or 10 tens of a ?m) sheet of polymer material; the images may also be in greyscale or in color. There is no need to apply electrical signals during the production or use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Inventors: Xabier Quintana Arregui, Jose Manuel Oton Sanchez, Morten Andreas Geday, Carlos Carrasco Vela
  • Patent number: 8840959
    Abstract: A camouflage system includes a layer of an adhesion promoter so paint will adhere to the surface of an article and a first layer of paint applied to the surface on top of the adhesion promoter. A second layer of paint of a different color is applied to a portion of the first layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be in the form of a design, symbol, brand, logo, mark, and/or name. A multi-color layer is then applied to the surface of the article over the layers of paint. The multi-color layer may be a camouflage ink pattern. A clear coat may be applied over the multi-color layer. The multi-color layer affects the visual appearance of the second layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be visible at one viewing angle and may be less visible or non-visible at a different viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Adaptive Graphx LLC
    Inventor: James K. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20140241954
    Abstract: A color-appearing ink composition includes a surfactant blend of at least two non-ionic surfactants having hydrophilic-lipophilic balance values greater than 10, or a non-ionic surfactant having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance value greater than 10 and a charged surfactant. The composition includes one or more water-insoluble leuco dyes, a developer and a desensitizer. The composition may be applied to a substrate to form a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Ronnie Lee Phillips, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Corey Thomas Cunningham, Xuedong Song
  • Patent number: 8771787
    Abstract: An ink composition useful for digital offset printing applications comprises a colorant and a plurality of curable compounds. The compounds have Hansen solubility parameters as described herein, and the resulting ink composition is both compatible with certain dampening fluids and has certain rheological properties, including a low viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Marcel P. Breton, Frank Ping-Hay Lee, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis, Bing R. Hsieh, Stephan Drappel, Timothy D. Stowe, C. Geoffrey Allen, Peter Gordon Odell
  • Publication number: 20140161974
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for manufacturing patterned porous substrates with hidden color patterns by forming hydrophobic patterns on a hydrophilic surface, wherein structural channels are formed as a pattern in a porous substrate using a hydrophobic printing solution lacking colorant, and wherein a colored area is applied on the rear surface of the porous substrate. Further, the present invention concerns said patterned porous substrate and a method for bringing said pattern into a visible state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
    Inventors: Tomi Erho, Terho Kololuoma
  • Publication number: 20140044894
    Abstract: Anti-slip, ink jet inks and a glass panel having the anti-slip ink printed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: DIP-TECH LTD.
    Inventor: Andy SHIPWAY
  • Publication number: 20140037868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier having a see-through portion (24) that allows revealing security features (36) with a different appearance on each of its sides (S1, S2) under special lighting conditions, and a method for making such a data carrier. The see-through portion has an improved security, which is more difficult to reproduce by infringers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Taru SYRJANEN, Teemu POHJOLA
  • Publication number: 20130309397
    Abstract: An ink composition useful for digital offset printing applications comprises a colorant and a plurality of curable compounds. The compounds have Hansen solubility parameters as described herein, and the resulting ink composition is both compatible with certain dampening fluids and has certain rheological properties, including a low viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Marcel P. Breton, Frank Ping-Hay Lee, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis, Bing R. Hsieh, Stephan Drappel, Timothy D. Stowe, C. Geoffrey Allen, Peter Gordon Odell
  • Patent number: 8545738
    Abstract: Provided are ink compositions, methods for making photochromic inks, and methods of using the photochromic inks for erasable media annotation. In accordance with various embodiments, there is an ink composition including a carrier medium and one or more photochromic species in the carrier medium, wherein each of the one or more photochromic species can be selected from the group consisting of monomeric photochromic molecules, photochromic oligomers, and photochromic polymers, and wherein each one of the one or more photochromic species exhibits a reversible transition from a colorless state to a colored state upon exposure to a radiant condition wherein the radiant condition can be selected from the group consisting of a radiant energy and a combination of a radiant energy and thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter M. Kazmaier, Gabriel Iftime, Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema
  • Publication number: 20130234427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of specific metal complexes of dithiolenes with aryl or heteroarylsubstituted imidazolidine-2-chalcogenone-4,5-dithione ligands as colourless IR absorbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Helmut Reichelt, Thomas Gessner, Daniel Heizler, Urs Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20130199719
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus which performs drawing on a substrate with a plurality of charged particle beams includes: a blanking device configured to individually blank the plurality of charged particle beams; a scanning deflector configured to deflect the plurality of charged particle beams to scan the plurality of charged particle beams on the substrate; and a controller configured to generate a periodic signal to control a periodic deflection operation of the plurality of charged particle beams by the scanning deflector. The controller is configured to adjust an amount of deflection of the plurality of charged particle beams by the scanning deflector in a period of the periodic signal so that a scanning speed of the plurality of charged particle beams becomes a target speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20130177703
    Abstract: Reversible thermochromic and photochromic ink compositions and markers, pens or writing instruments that use them are herein disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Chromatic Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Chromatic Technologies Inc.
  • Patent number: 8481108
    Abstract: A process of making an image element having an imperceptible message that becomes readily apparent when the image element is exposed to an excessive amount of heat and/or UV radiation is provided. The process comprises providing a first thermally sensitive coating on at least a first portion of the image element; pre-printing a first mark on the first portion of the image element, wherein the first pre-printed mark comprises non-thermally sensitive ink. The image element may be associated with a material such that, upon becoming readily apparent, the imperceptible message provides a warning that the material has been exposed to excessive heat and/or UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph D Roth, Wendell B Halbrook, Jr., Charles Q Maney
  • Publication number: 20120324619
    Abstract: Moisture activated invisible stencil technology is created by applying a moisture blocking agent in accordance with an artwork is applied to a base substrate. The base substrate is preferably fabricated of a moisture absorbing material. When the object is subjected to moisture, moisture wets to the exposed portion of the base substrate and is repelled in the areas where the moisture blocking agent is applied thereon. The wetted portion of the base substrate changes in shade or color to expose the concealed image. The moisture activated invisible stencil technology can be applied for simple aesthetic applications or advanced for applications to identify wet objects. The advanced applications can include warnings for wet roadways, pool decks, umbrellas, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: James Drago
  • Publication number: 20120308723
    Abstract: A method and composition for transforming a latent physiological biometric into a visible physiological biometric are provided, the method comprising: providing a latent biometric disposed on a surface of an article, wherein said biometric comprises at least one eccrine-derived compound; contacting said latent biometric with a developing solution, wherein said developing solution comprises at least one imaging reagent selected from ninhydrin and 1,8-diazafluoren-9-one and a carrier solvent comprising at least one C3-C4 hydrofluorocarbon; and reacting said imaging reagent with said eccrine-derived compound to produce a visible physiological biometric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: DAVID NALEWAJEK, CHERYL L. CANTLON, ANDREW J. POSS, RAJIV RATNA SINGH, IAN SHANKLAND
  • Publication number: 20120300156
    Abstract: A novel document security and authentication system is based on a transparent element on which more than one image appears depending on the manner in which the element is viewed. The system is based on cells or sheets of liquid crystal doped with one or more dichroic dyes. The images obtained with the aid of a polarizer can be printed onto a very thin (?m or 10 tens of a ?m) sheet of polymer material; the images may also be in greyscale or in color. There is no need to apply electrical signals during the production or use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    Inventors: Xabier Quintana Arregui, Jose Manuel Oton Sanchez, Morten Andreas Geday, Carlos Carrasco Vela
  • Patent number: 8303858
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the process of making a photochromic composite having a photochromic polymer and a binder polymer. The photochromic polymer is made by solution polymerization of the photochromic monomer and two monomers in the presence of a base and the binder polymer is made by solution polymerization of the two monomers in the presence of a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema, Gabriel Iftime, Peter M. Kazmaier, Roger E. Gaynor
  • Patent number: 8227024
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a latent polarized image having high contrast characteristics with no apparent contours or traces of the image under normal visualization. A polymer solution is prepared in an organic solvent, and then applied onto a light-reflecting substrate. The polymer layer is dried to produce an optically isotropic polymer layer and anisotropic images are formed on the polymer layer. The polymer solution's concentration is from 5 to 30% by weight, and the images are formed by application of micro-lines by thermo-mechanical means, having depths from 1 to 3 ?m and being separated from one another by 4 to 6 ?m at a process rate from 10 to 50 m/min. The thermomechanical means operates at a temperature that is 10 to 60% less than the polymer melting/disintegration temperature and contacts the polymer layer to form micro-lines for 0.015 to 0.650 msec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: A.T.B. Latent Export Import Ltd
    Inventors: Gennadiy Borovkov, Alexei Pavlov, Vadim Shevko, Yuriy Emelyanov
  • Patent number: 8222184
    Abstract: An image element having an imperceptible message that becomes readily apparent when the image element is exposed to an excessive amount of heat and/or UV radiation is provided. The image element may be associated with a material such that, upon becoming readily apparent, the imperceptible message provides a warning that the material has been exposed to excessive heat and/or UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph D. Roth, Wendell B. Halbrook, Jr., Charles O. Maney
  • Publication number: 20120142527
    Abstract: There is disclosed an indicator composition, the application thereof to substrates, and related products. The indicator composition comprises an organic solvent soluble polymer and a redox sensitive material which displays different visible properties in the oxidised and reduced forms. The organic solvent soluble polymer can be at least partially sulfonated polystyrene. The indicator composition can be dissolved in organic solvents such as acetone, ethanol and ethyl acetate to form inks which can be used in a variety of printing processes. The indicator composition can be used to detect oxidising agents, oxygen, water, reducing agents, UV light, temperature and the passage of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Erik Smyth, Andrew Mills, David Hazafy
  • Publication number: 20120141669
    Abstract: Hydrating an object bearing a latent fingerprint and then selectively drying the object leaving the fingerprint hydrated. The hydrated fingerprint is then coated with cyanoacrylate ester, preferably in a heat accelerated cyanoacrylate ester vacuum chamber. Hydrating is preferably accomplished by chilling the object below a dew point and then exposing the object to humidified air to condense a thin uniform layer of water over the object and latent fingerprint. Drying is preferably done with a vacuum. After drying reaches the preferred state, the CE is heated and coats the condensation-hydrated latent fingerprint. Preferably, the method is implemented in an automated system using one computer-controlled chamber for chilling, condensing, vacuum drying, and CE coating the latent fingerprint. The operator simply puts the object in the chamber, initiates the process by computer, and is prompted by the computer to remove the recovered latent print. Prints unrecoverable by prior art means are recovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: William Bryon Stones
  • Patent number: 8154573
    Abstract: A method of forming a latent image portion on an overcoat layer by a difference in surface brilliance, at the time of layering an overcoat layer on a thermal transfer subject sheet by a heat transfer method, includes the steps of: setting at least two types of applied energy from the thermal head wherein a plurality of thermal elements are arrayed in line form, and layering the overcoat layer on the thermal transfer subject sheet; forming a difference in surface brilliance made up of a region of relatively high degree of brilliance and a region of relatively low degree of brilliance, based on the difference in the applied energy, to form a line pattern with a plurality of lines; and forming the lines by shifting a phase of a line pattern of the latent image portion and the line pattern of a background portion excluding the latent image portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Shinohara, Masanobu Hida
  • Publication number: 20120074682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for creating a visual animation on a medium, including the following steps consisting in: disposing at least two excitable agents on the medium in at least two adjacent respective zones, each of said agents generating a visual effect in response to the same stimulus and said visual effects having different appearances and/or afterglows. The excitable agents are selected such that the visual effects appear and/or disappear sufficiently close to one another over time so as to give the observer the impression of movement on the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventor: Henri Rosset
  • Publication number: 20120073744
    Abstract: An image element having an imperceptible message that becomes readily apparent when the image element is exposed to an excessive amount of heat and/or UV radiation is provided. The image element may be associated with a material such that, upon becoming readily apparent, the imperceptible message provides a warning that the material has been exposed to excessive heat and/or UV radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph D. Roth, Wendell B. Halbrook, JR., Charles Q. Maney
  • Patent number: 8118960
    Abstract: A method for forming an embossed holographic pattern comprises the following steps: A. recording the required pattern onto a photo-sensitive plate by means of laser holography to produce an optical mask plate for the holographic pattern; B. duplicating the laser holographic information on the optical mask plate onto a metal plate, to produce a metal plate for the holographic pattern; C. transferring the laser holographic pattern on the metal plate onto an information layer on a water soluble film, to form an embossed holographic water transfer printing film; D. carrying out a cubic water transfer printing on the surface of a base material by using the embossed holographic water transfer printing film, to form the holographic pattern on the surface of the base material. With the method for forming the embossed holographic pattern according to the present invention, a holographic pattern can be formed on the surface of work-piece having a complex shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: BYD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Qiming Jin, Qing Gong
  • Publication number: 20120040091
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for identifying an article of manufacture may include: producing a plurality of multilayer photonic structures, wherein each of the plurality of multilayer photonic structures has a unique intensity profile; incorporating one of the plurality of multilayer photonic structures that produces the unique intensity profile into a coating; and generating an electronic code corresponding to the unique intensity profile of one of the plurality of multilayer photonic structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Alan Grayson, Debasish Benerjee, Minjuan Zhang, Yasuo Uehara, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 8084194
    Abstract: A method of substrate edge treatment includes forming a processing target film on a treatment target substrate, applying an energy line to a predetermined position on the processing target film to form a latent image on the processing target film, heating the treatment target substrate in which the latent image is formed on the processing target film, developing the processing target film after the heating, inspecting whether a residue is present at an edge of the treatment target substrate after the developing, and cleaning an end of the treatment target substrate to remove the residue at the edge of the treatment target substrate determined to be defective in the inspecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takeishi, Yuji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110249458
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to panel portions of an apparatus or assembly with a translucent or semitranslucent portion for the illuminated display of visible designs or ghosted designs. More specifically, a panel or a method of producing a panel having a translucent portion for illumination of a selected design. A translucent portion is made in a nontranslucent panel by layering a composite having translucent properties on a weakened portion of the nontranslucent panel, then removing the weakened portion from the back and layering a second layer of composite with translucent properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Gator Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Ron W. Kleber, George G. Kleber, Randy G. Kleber
  • Patent number: 8030434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester film produced by melt-extruding a polyester composed of a dicarboxylic acid unit and a diol unit, wherein 1 to 80 mol % of the diol unit is a unit containing a cyclic acetal skeleton, and the polyester film has an in-plane retardation of 20 nm or less at a wavelength of 550 nm. The polyester film is an optically isotropic polyester film which is easily produced by an extrusion-molding method and has an economical advantage. The polyester film is useful for production of optical members or optical products such as phase difference films, protective films for polarizing plates, light diffusion films, lens sheets, anti-reflection films and optical information recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Koshi Koide, Nobuyuki Koike, Tadashi Kawabata, Takeshi Hirokane, Shojiro Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20110217487
    Abstract: It is disclosed a packaging material for a pharmaceutical product. The packaging material comprises a coloured element which at about 38° C. discolours partially, revealing a marking. The element is formed by a first portion forming the marking printed with conventional ink, and a second portion printed with thermochromic ink. The thermochromic ink is coloured below about 38° C. and becomes colourless when this temperature is reached or exceeded. The two portions are arranged so that the first portion is invisible below about 38° C., but becomes visible when this temperature is reached or exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: AZIENDE CHIM. RIUN. ANGEL. FRA. A.C.R.A.F S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Masciambruni
  • Publication number: 20110152076
    Abstract: A print media representing a label is constructed having two components. A first component is capable of being thermally imaged on both a front and back side of the print media. The second component is affixed to the first component but capable of being separated there from. Also, the second component includes adhesive material along a portion of its backside to adhere the print media to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. VanDemark
  • Publication number: 20110111118
    Abstract: A process for screened application of fluids to substrates includes i) providing a substrate being unscreened at least in a portion or a coating of the substrate unscreened at least in the portion, having a screened first image of a first fluid applied to the substrate in the portion, or ii) a substrate being screened at least in the portion or a coating of the substrate screened at least in the portion, having a first image of a first fluid with a different screen applied to the substrate in the portion (preferably with an offset printing form in i) and ii)). An unscreened second image of a second fluid (preferably transparent varnish) is applied to the substrate, covering the first image, in the portion (preferably with flexographic printing form). Formation of the second fluid on the substrate in the portion is substantially determined with the screen of the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: MARTIN SCHMITT-LEWEN, JOACHIM SONNENSCHEIN, EVGENY KURMAKAEV, MARTIN HAAS
  • Publication number: 20110052888
    Abstract: A document may include a non-magnetic substrate, a first colorant mixture printed as a first image upon the substrate, the first colorant mixture including a magnetic ink, and a second colorant mixture printed as a second image upon the substrate in substantially close spatial proximity to the printed first colorant mixture. The second colorant mixture may consist essentially of one or more non-magnetic inks and exhibit properties of both low visual contrast and high magnetic contrast against the first colorant mixture, such that the resultant printed substrate does not reveal the first image to the human eye, but will reveal the first image to a magnetic image reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Martin S. Maltz, Raja Bala, Yonghui Zhao
  • Publication number: 20100323130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of nano silver particles in a polymeric article which provides antimicrobial properties to the article. Since it has been discovered that nano silver is much more effective than colloidal silver ions, much less silver and thus, decreased cost can be achieved using the nano silver particles of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Shad M. Cockman, Antonio Lombardi, Jayson C. Linard
  • Publication number: 20100302486
    Abstract: A discrimination medium, which can have much information, can be produced on a small scale at low cost, and enables change of a sticker design at low cost, is provided. A cholesteric liquid crystal layer, having a fine asperity for forming a hologram, is formed on a transparent first substrate. A print layer composed of a black ink is formed on a transparent second substrate. The substrates are affixed to each other via a bond layer, so that a discrimination medium is obtained. In the discrimination medium, the display content obtained by the print layer is changed, so that the display content for discrimination can be changed at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hoshino, Tokio Sakauchi, Mutsumi Sasaki, Tohru Ida, Naomi Iida
  • Publication number: 20100304017
    Abstract: Urethane and oligourethane derivatives and corresponding uses and methods of producing watermarks using the offset printing technique. The invention relates to compounds having general formula (R—CO—NH—X—NH—CO—O—(-A-O—CO—NH—X?—NH—CO—O—)n—R?(I) where, for example, R and R? are C3-C18 alkyl radicals or the radical from the dimer diol when loosing an OH group, X and X? are radicals from an aliphatic diisocyanate, A is a C3-C18 alkylen radical, n is 0 or 1. The molecular weight of the compound is less than 2000 and the NCO value is equivalent to 0. The invention also relates to compositions containing this compound, to methods for producing watermarks using this compound and to uses of these compounds to produce watermarks both in laminar cellulosic materials and in laminar textile materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Antonio Oliva Gurgui, Josep Rocas Sorolla, Jose Manuel Vilchez Martin
  • Patent number: 7811658
    Abstract: A housing with a soft surface device (100) includes a substrate (10), a primer coating (20) formed on a surface of the substrate, a decorative coating (30) formed on the primer coating, and a top coating (40) formed on the decorative coating and configured for protecting the decorative coating. The primer coating is made of a first resin paint containing a polyamide component. The decorative coating is made of a second resin paint. The top coating is made of a third resin paint. Both the second resin paint and the third resin paint contain an isocyanate polymer and/or reaction products of the isocyanate polymer with hydroxyl groups. A method for making a housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: ShenZhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Gang-Yang Yu, Hsiang-Jung Su, Wen-Te Lai
  • Publication number: 20100227760
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a reusable and reimageable medium including a substrate coated with a photochromic polymer. The photochromic polymer has a glass transition temperature ranging from 30° C. to 150° C., such as from about 30° C. to about 100° C., and the coated substrate converts to a colored state when both UV light and temperatures ranging from 30° C. up to 100° C. are applied to the coated substrate. The present disclosure also provides a method for producing and using the reusable and reimageable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro MORIMITSU, Tyler NORSTEN, Gabriel IFTIME, Peter M. KAZMAIER, Guerino SACRIPANTE
  • Publication number: 20100203266
    Abstract: Coating cardboard, for producing packaging, formed of a (natural-) fibre-based support layer covered on at least one of its faces by a pigment layer, includes a fluorescent compound disposed discontinuously on the surface of the support layer, between the support layer and the pigment layer, the compound being invisible to natural light and visible under UV irradiation through the pigment layer, and constituting a marking element of the cardboard, without altering the printability properties of the outer face of the pigment layer. In the method of marking a coated cardboard, the marking element is applied according to a discontinuous surface, by an aqueous solution or dispersion containing the fluorescent compound, to the surface of the face of the support layer which is intended to be covered subsequently by the pigment layer, by for example flexographic printing or spraying. The marking element may serve as a distinctive sign or security sign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: CASCADES BLENDECQUES SAS
    Inventor: Christian Helly
  • Publication number: 20100164219
    Abstract: A security device comprises a substrate having a viewing region. A first pattern of a first colour and a second pattern of a second colour are printed on one side of the viewing region. A third pattern of the first colour and a fourth pattern of the second colour are printed on the other side of the viewing region. The first and second patterns on the one side of the viewing region overlap the fourth and third patterns respectively on the other side of the viewing region whereby a) when each side of the viewing region is viewed in reflected light, the patterns on that side can be distinguished by at least their colours, and b) when the viewing region is viewed in transmitted light, from either side of the substrate, the viewing region is sufficiently transparent that subtractive colour mixing between the overlapped different colours results in a perceived single resultant colour being visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Jeacock, Robert Whiteman
  • Publication number: 20100098843
    Abstract: Color enhancing compositions for enhancing, changing and concealing the color of substrates to which the compositions are applied are provided. The compositions include chromatically selective scattering particles having small sizes and narrow size distributions. Inks, paints and other coatings made from the color enhancing compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy D. Klots, David D. Schatz
  • Publication number: 20100059691
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ink and an infrared-absorbing material wherein said infrared-absorbing material comprises a metal, a metal salt, a metal oxide or metal nitride is described. Also described is an article comprising a substrate having imaged thereon an infrared-absorbing material to form a security image; and a method of manufacture of such an article said method comprising image-wise applying substrate a composition comprising an infrared-absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: David Malcolm Lewis, Peter Jeffrey Broadbent
  • Publication number: 20100047488
    Abstract: A data carrier is provided having a see-through portion (24) that allows revealing security features (36) with a different appearance on each of its sides (S1, S2) under special lighting conditions, and a method for making such a data carrier. The see-through portion has an improved security, which is more difficult to reproduce by infringers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: GEMALTO OY
    Inventors: Taru Syrjanen, Teemu Pohjola
  • Publication number: 20100000668
    Abstract: A method for forming an embossed holographic pattern comprises the following steps: A. recording the required pattern onto a photo-sensitive plate by means of laser holography to produce an optical mask plate for the holographic pattern; B. duplicating the laser holographic information on the optical mask plate onto a metal plate, to produce a metal plate for the holographic pattern; C. transferring the laser holographic pattern on the metal plate onto an information layer on a water soluble film, to form an embossed holographic water transfer printing film; D. carrying out a cubic water transfer printing on the surface of a base material by using the embossed holographic water transfer printing film, to form the holographic pattern on the surface of the base material. With the method for forming the embossed holographic pattern according to the present invention, a holographic pattern can be formed on the surface of work-piece having a complex shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Qiming Jin, Qing Gong