Transfer Or Copy Sheet Making Patents (Class 427/146)
  • Patent number: 10668702
    Abstract: A conductive film including: a substrate; an electrically conductive layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the electrically conductive layer includes a plurality of nano-sized conductors; and a protective layer disposed directly on the electrically conductive layer, wherein the protective layer includes a crosslinked polymer having a perfluorinated backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daejin Yang, Weonho Shin, Yun Sung Woo, Hyeon Cheol Park
  • Patent number: 10288254
    Abstract: This application describes a front-lit reflective display assembly including a reflective display and an illumination article for front-lighting the display when the article is optically coupled to a light source. The illumination article includes a variable index light extraction layer optically coupled to a lightguide. The variable index light extraction layer has first and second regions, the first region comprising nanovoided polymeric material, the second region comprising the nanovoided polymeric material and an additional material, the first and second regions being disposed such that for light being transported at a supercritical angle in the lightguide, the variable index light extraction layer selectively extracts the light in a predetermined way based on the geometric arrangement of the first and second regions. Front-lit reflective display devices including the front-lit reflective display assembly optically coupled to a light source are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin R. Schaffer, David Scott Thompson, Zhaohui Yang, Encai Hao, Audrey A. Sherman, Michael A. Meis, William J. Bryan, John A. Wheatley, Joseph W. Woody, Steven D. Solomonson, Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 10220650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a sheet item that is intended to be attached to a permanent carrier. The method includes the following steps: —applying at least one layer (201, 202, 203), of material to be painted, onto a temporary carrier (10), the temporary carrier being selected so that, after drying, the temporary carrier (10) is separated by peeling from the layer of material to be painted or the first layer of material to be painted; before the layer of material to be painted or the last layer of material to be painted has completely dried, —applying, directly onto the free surface of the same, a non-adhesive fibrous material backing layer (30) under mechanical conditions suitable for creating partial interpenetration of the fibers of the material of the backing layer (30) and the undried material (203) to be painted; and after drying, —permanently anchoring the layer(s), of material to be painted, onto said backing layer (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CORSO MAGENTA
    Inventor: Stanislas Chevallier
  • Patent number: 10147260
    Abstract: An image processing method corrects an image acquired from a medium exposed to ultraviolet light and makes parts printed with UV ink easily recognizable. A control device acquires a first image captured by an image sensor from a check exposed to visible light, and acquires a second image captured by the image sensor from the check when exposed to ultraviolet light. The control device generates a first edge image by applying an image processing filter that extracts edges in the first image, and generates a second edge image by applying an image processing filter that extracts edges in the second image. The control device then finds common edges where a first edge extracted in the first edge image and a second edge extracted in the second edge match each other, removes the common edges from the second edge image, and outputs a second image from which the common edges are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Morimichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10136521
    Abstract: A wiring board and a method for manufacturing the same enabling simple and easy formation of a conductive pattern are provided. The method comprises a transferring step of bringing a resin composition containing a first compound inducing a low surface free energy and a second compound inducing a higher surface free energy than the first compound into contact with a master on which a desired surface free energy difference pattern is formed and curing to obtain a base material to which the surface free energy difference pattern is transferred; and a conductive pattern forming step of applying a conductive coating composition onto a surface of pattern transfer of the base material to form a conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiya Ito, Ryosuke Endo
  • Patent number: 10088732
    Abstract: A constitution of the display device of the invention is shown in the following. The display device includes a pixel unit including TFTs of which the active layer contains an organic semiconductor material for forming channel portions in the opening portions in an insulating layer arranged to meet the gale electrodes. The pixel unit further includes a contrast media formed on the electrodes connected to the TFTs for changing the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field, or microcapsules containing electrically charged particles that change the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field. The pixel unit is sandwiched by plastic substrates, and barrier layers including an inorganic insulating material are provided between the plastic substrates and the pixel unit. The purpose of the present invention is to supply display devices which are excellent in productivity, light in weight and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9946139
    Abstract: A constitution of the display device of the invention is shown in the following. The display device includes a pixel unit including TFTs of which the active layer contains an organic semiconductor material for forming channel portions in the opening portions in an insulating layer arranged to meet the gale electrodes. The pixel unit further includes a contrast media formed on the electrodes connected to the TFTs for changing the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field, or microcapsules containing electrically charged particles that change the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field. The pixel unit is sandwiched by plastic substrates, and barrier layers including an inorganic insulating material are provided between the plastic substrates and the pixel unit. The purpose of the present invention is to supply display devices which are excellent in productivity, light in weight and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9683137
    Abstract: Adhesive compositions are described which can be selectively detackified or deadened. Articles using such adhesive compositions are also described. Also described are techniques in which select regions of adhesive layers in the articles are detackified. Also described are systems and methods using the various articles and adhesive compositions. And particular label constructions are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. De Boer, Ronald Haycox, David W. Whitman, Pavel Janko
  • Patent number: 9636713
    Abstract: A component handler (100) may include: a test plate (102) including multiple circular component-seating tracks (104) each including multiple component-seating sites (500) configured to retain an electrical component (510) such that its face (522) faces away from the test plate (102); a component receiving system (114, 106, 300, 302, 306, 308, 310, 400, 402, 502, and/or 508) positioned along a rotation path of the seating tracks (104); a component test module assembly (1502) for electrically contacting each electrical component (510) seated in a component-seating site (500); one or more collection bins (124); and a collection assembly (120) for collecting some of the electrical components (510) from component-seating sites (500) and directing the electrical components (510) into the bins (124) based on one or more tests conducted at the component test module assembly (1502).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Garcia
  • Patent number: 9601559
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an AMOLED device having a non-circular base substrate made of crystalline silicon and doped with an impurity, a crystalline silicon layer over the base substrate, multiple pre-defined anode regions having a high pre-defined work-function and made of one or more electrically conductive materials, one or more functional organic layers capable of generating and emitting light and arranged in a predefined pattern of a plurality of emitters. Each emitter has one-to-one mapping to each anode region. The AMOLED device also includes one or more cathode regions adjacent to the one or more functional organic layers. The one or more cathode regions are capable of transmitting the light and have a low pre-defined work-function. The AMOLED device also includes an encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: GRANTWOOD LIMITED
    Inventor: Gopalan Rajeswaran
  • Patent number: 9561676
    Abstract: A bio-based polyester thin film substrate for thermal transfer printing ribbon. The bio-based polyester thermal transfer ribbon substrate film has a radiocarbon content of at least 12 pMC. The film exhibits excellent uniformity, handling, and processability, substantially equivalent to petroleum-based counterparts, while being derived wholly or partly from non-petroleum sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Stefanos L. Sakellarides, Milan William Moscaritolo
  • Patent number: 9539849
    Abstract: A hydraulic transfer film includes: a water-soluble substrate, a pattern-forming layer formed on the water-soluble substrate and having a water-soluble region and an oil-soluble region, an oil-soluble pattern layer formed on the pattern-forming layer, an oil-soluble base layer formed on the oil-soluble pattern layer, and an activating layer including a curable activating agent that permeates into the oil-soluble region, the oil-soluble pattern layer, and the oil-soluble base layer such that the oil-soluble region, the oil-soluble pattern layer, and the oil-soluble base layer are partly soluble in the curable activating agent. A method of forming the hydraulic transfer film and a pattern film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Young Sun Chemtrade Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mao-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9458269
    Abstract: There is provided a polymerizable composition comprising a compound (A) having a repeating unit having a perfluoropolyether structure and 4 or more polymerizable groups and represented by the specific general formula; an antireflection film comprising a transparent support having thereon at least one low refractive index layer, wherein the low refractive index layer is formed of the polymerizable composition; a polarizing plate comprising a polarization film and two protective films protecting the both surfaces of the polarization film, wherein at least one of the protective films is the antireflection film; an image display device comprising a display, and the antireflection film or the polarizing plate on the outermost surface of the display; and a water-repellent or oil-repellent film formed of the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naozumi Shiraiwa, Masauki Harada
  • Patent number: 9421808
    Abstract: An inkjet receiving media comprising a substrate having a transparent topmost layer coated thereon at solid content of from 0.3 to 2.5 g/m2, wherein the topmost layer includes from 30-70 wt % of one or more aqueous soluble salts of multivalent metal cations, 5 to 20 wt % of a cross-linked hydrophilic polymer binder, 4 to 12 wt % of a cationic polymer to stabilize 10 to 40 wt % silica that is less than 200 nm is size. Improved optical density, reduced mottle and improved wet abrasion resistance are provided when the receiver is printed with an aqueous pigment-based ink. In further embodiments, the topmost layer can further include high levels of silica that makes the layer porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Wayne Thomas Ferrar, Thomas Joseph Dannhauser, Raouf Botros, Peter G. Bessey, Hwei-Ling Yau
  • Patent number: 9339842
    Abstract: A method of transferring a dye to a composite material comprising applying the dye to a transfer media to create a colored transfer media, placing the colored transfer media into contact with the composite material, and applying, using an autoclave, at least one of heat, external pressure, vacuum pressure to infuse the dye to the composite material to create a colored composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: CUBIC TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger
  • Patent number: 9079218
    Abstract: A method of transferring a dye to a composite material comprising applying the dye to a transfer media to create a colored transfer media, placing the colored transfer media into contact with the composite material, and applying, using an autoclave, at least one of heat, external pressure, vacuum pressure to infuse the dye to the composite material to create a colored composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: CUBIC TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger
  • Publication number: 20150132477
    Abstract: The present specification describes a cliché, a method of manufacturing the cliché, and a printing method using the cliché.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jiehyun Seong, Seung Heon Lee, Yong Goo Son, Ji Young Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150072120
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides recording media and related methods. A recording media for printing can comprise a base paper and a backside extruded polyethylene layer on a side of the base paper. The backside extruded polyethylene layer can include a filler and an organic reagent admixed in the extruded polyethylene layer, wherein the filler and organic reagent are present in the backside extruded polyethylene layer in an amount of 20% by weight to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the backside extruded polyethylene layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company,L.P.
    Inventors: Christine E. Steichen, Xulong Fu, Lokendra Pal, Julio Cesar Alonso
  • Patent number: 8900678
    Abstract: A coated medium for inkjet printing is disclosed. The coated medium includes a coating layer formed on at least one side of a supporting substrate. The coating layer includes precipitated calcium carbonate with an average particle size of less than about 1 micron, silica with a surface area of greater than 100 m2/g, a third inorganic pigment with an average particle size greater than that of precipitated calcium carbonate and selected from the group consisting of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) and clays, and at least one binder, wherein silica is present in an amount of at least 15 parts based on 100 parts of inorganic pigments in total.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xi Zeng, Jason Swei, Kali M. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140340459
    Abstract: The heat-sensitive transfer recording medium of the invention is such that an equilibrium moisture absorption rate at 23° C./50% of an undercoating layer containing a water-soluble polymer as a main component is about 15% or less, preferably 13% or less, and more preferably, a mean value (?) of the surface roughness (root mean square deviation Sq) of the heat-resistant lubricating layer is about 0.05-0.40 ?m, a mean value (?) of the surface roughness (root mean square deviation Sq) of the heat-resistant lubricating layer after being allowed to stand for 10 minutes at 150° C. is about 0.00-0.70 ?m, and a difference between the mean value (?) and the mean value (?) is about 0.00-0.30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Godai FUKUNAGA, Takehito Yamato, Yasuo Sugishita, Yoko Hirai
  • Publication number: 20140322438
    Abstract: A transfer medium manufacturing method for manufacturing a transfer medium in which a foil forming recording material containing metallic particles capable of being transferred onto a target has been applied to a base material includes: applying the foil forming recording material to the base material; and smoothing the surface of the foil forming recording material applied to the base material in the applying, the foil forming recording material being in a partially-melted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kunihiko MATSUHASHI
  • Patent number: 8821970
    Abstract: This disclosure features use of a paper or polymer film that includes a slip agent that can transfer to its surfaces. Once the paper or film is pressed against a glass sheet, this will leave a thin surface roughness of slip agent that can prevent or reduce glass surface scratches from other surfaces or particles during shipping or finishing (e.g., cutting to size, conveyance of glass), thereby improving the yield of glass shipments between glass forming plants and customers. The thin discontinuous layer of slip agent remaining on the glass surface can be washed off easily in subsequent washing processes. The paper or film can have the slip agent imbibed within the paper or coated on it as a surface member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan Chen, Timothy Michael Gross, David Alan Tammaro, Liming Wang
  • Patent number: 8802189
    Abstract: A method of transferring a dye to a composite material comprising applying the dye to a transfer media to create a colored transfer media, placing the colored transfer media into contact with the composite material, and applying, using an autoclave, at least one of heat, external pressure, vacuum pressure to infuse the dye to the composite material to create a colored composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger
  • Patent number: 8802185
    Abstract: An object is to provide a deposition method for smoothly obtaining desired pattern shapes of material layers and a method for manufacturing a light-emitting device while throughput is improved when a plurality of different material layers is stacked on a substrate. A material layer is selectively formed in advance in a position overlapped with a light absorption layer over a first substrate by pump feeding. Three kinds of light-emitting layers are deposited on one deposition substrate. This first substrate and a second substrate that is to be a deposition target substrate are arranged to face each other, and the light absorption layer is heated by being irradiated with light, whereby a film is deposited on the second substrate. Three kinds of light-emitting layers can be deposited with positional accuracy by performing only one position alignment before light irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Koichiro Tanaka, Hisao Ikeda, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20140220254
    Abstract: A printing method according to the present invention includes an applying step of applying a curable resin-containing ink onto a transfer sheet (10), a heating and thickening step of heating the ink on the transfer sheet (10) to increase viscosity of the ink, a transfer step of transferring the ink on the transfer sheet (10) to a printing target (15), and a curing step of curing the ink on the printing target (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8747944
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing transfer sheet is provided. The method includes forming a colored toner image on a sheet-like base material based on objective image data. The sheet-like base material has releasability. The method further includes defining an image area on the sheet-like base material based on the objective image data. The image area includes the colored toner image. The method further includes forming a transparent toner layer on the image area. The method further includes forming an adhesive layer on the transparent toner layer. The adhesive layer has hot-melt property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Funahashi, Kei Yasutomi, Takuroh Sone
  • Patent number: 8709530
    Abstract: A pattern forming method using printing device and method of manufacturing LCD device using the same is disclosed, which uses a cleaning dry film to remove a pattern material from a printing plate, the printing device comprising a printing roller coated with a pattern material; a printing plate including embossing and depressed patterns for patterning the pattern material of the printing roller; a substrate to which the pattern material on the embossing patterns of the printing roller is transcribed; and a cleaning unit, for removing the pattern material from the printing plate, provided with a film-supplying roller, a cleaning roller and a film-collecting roller combined with one another by one cleaning dry film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Ho Kim, Tae Young Oh, Choon Ho Park
  • Patent number: 8685191
    Abstract: A thermal transfer film at least including a substrate, a semi-cured protection layer, and an ink layer is provided. The semi-cured protection layer is coated on the substrate, and a material of the semi-cured protection layer includes thermal curing resin and radiation curing resin. Moreover, the resin of the semi-cured protection layer is at least partially cured. The ink layer is coated on the semi-cured protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Liu, Ru-Jen Chiu, Bar-Long Denq, Hung-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 8664159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet including a dye receiving layer formed of a resin composition for thermal transfer image-receiving sheets, wherein said resin composition includes a resin composition (A) containing a graft polymer (A0) which contains a main chain segment (A1) formed of a polyester resin obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component containing an alkyleneoxide adduct of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane in an amount of 50 mol % or more with a carboxylic acid component, and a side chain segment (A2) formed of an addition polymer-based resin, and has a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or higher; and a resin composition (B) containing a resin (B0) and having a glass transition temperature lower by from 10 to 80° C. than the glass transition temperature of the resin composition (A), and to a process for producing the thermal transfer image-receiving sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuta Matsumoto, Nobumichi Kamiyoshi, Yoshiaki Ban, Takashi Mukai
  • Patent number: 8648010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet including a dye receiving layer which contains a resin (A) including a graft polymer containing a main chain segment (A1) formed of a polyester resin having an acid value of from 5 to 40 mgKOH/g and a side chain segment (A2) formed of an addition polymer-based resin, wherein the segment (A1) is obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component containing an alkyleneoxide adduct of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane in an amount of 60 mol % or more with a carboxylic acid component, and the segment (A2) contains a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic group-containing addition-polymerizable monomer in an amount of 85% by weight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Nobumichi Kamiyoshi, Takashi Mukai, Yoshiaki Ban, Yuuta Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130251895
    Abstract: An image recording method includes recording an intermediate image by applying an ink to an intermediate transfer body and transferring the intermediate image onto a recording medium while heating the intermediate image. The ink contains a coloring material and polymer fine particles which are a mixture of a crystalline polymer and an amorphous polymer. In transferring the intermediate image, the intermediate image is heated to a temperature equal to or higher than a melting point of the crystalline polymer and equal to or higher than a glass transition point of the amorphous polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Jinnou, Naofumi Shimomura, Satoru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130171337
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a substrate for transfer printing using a concave-convex structure and a substrate for transfer printing fabricated thereby. The method includes preparing a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; forming a sacrificial layer along the concave-convex structure on the handling substrate; coating a polymer on the handling substrate having the sacrificial layer formed thereon to form a polymer substrate having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure; and removing the sacrificial layer from the handling substrate. The substrate includes a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; and a polymer substrate placed on the concave-convex structure and having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure of the handling substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Patent number: 8409672
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a method of manufacturing a light-emitting device, which improves use efficiency of an evaporation material and increases accuracy in forming an evaporated pattern by using an evaporation donor substrate by which a material layer to be a transfer layer is prevented from being excessively evaporated and a desired evaporated pattern can be formed. In a method of manufacturing an evaporation donor substrate, a first substrate which is an evaporation donor substrate is irradiated with first light (laser light) through a second substrate which is a mask substrate, whereby a material layer over the first substrate is patterned. In addition, in a method of manufacturing a light-emitting device, the first substrate provided with the material layer which is patterned by the above method is irradiated with second light, whereby the material layer can be evaporated onto a third substrate which is a deposition target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Yokoyama, Yosuke Sato
  • Publication number: 20130045330
    Abstract: Methods are generally disclosed for forming and using a casting paper. In one embodiment, the casting paper can be made by coating a first surface of a base sheet with a release coating such that the release coating covers the entire first surface of the base sheet. A printed release coating is then applied on a portion of the first release coating, and is dried or cured as needed to form the casting paper having a textured surface defined by elevated areas corresponding to the printed release coating and valley areas corresponding to exposed areas of the printed release coating. In another embodiment, the casting paper can be made by first printing a base sheet with a patterned, structured coating, then coating over the patterned, structured coating with a release coating such that the release coating covers at least the unprinted areas of the base sheet. The casting paper can be used to form a texturized surface in a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: NEENAH PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Kronzer, Stephen C. Lapin, Steven E. Rosenberg, John A. Pugliano
  • Patent number: 8363077
    Abstract: A transfer medium manufacturing method which manufactures a transfer medium in which a color material capable of being transferred to a target is attached to a base material, includes attaching first liquid containing the color material to the base material to form a colored layer, and attaching second liquid containing resin on the first liquid attached to the base material during the step of attaching the first liquid before the first liquid is dried, thereby forming a resin layer and forming a colored resin layer where the first liquid and the second liquid are mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Matsuhashi
  • Publication number: 20130023179
    Abstract: A donor substrate may include a base substrate, a light-to-heat conversion layer, a transfer layer, and a rib structure. The light-to-heat conversion layer may be on the base substrate. The transfer layer may be on the light-to-heat conversion layer. The rib structure is on the transfer layer. The rib structure may include a plurality of tubes spaced apart from one another. In a laser induced thermal imaging process, the donor substrate including the rib structure may be easily removed from a display substrate without damage, thereby to form an organic layer pattern regularly on the display substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jin-Won Sun, Heung-Yeol Na
  • Publication number: 20130005211
    Abstract: A donor substrate having a plurality of recesses and isolation structures may be provided. The isolation structures may be defined by the recesses. A first electrode is formed on a first substrate. A pixel defining layer may be formed on the first electrode to define a plurality of pixel regions. The donor substrate may be arranged over the first substrate, and a laser induced thermal imaging process may be performed to form a plurality of light emitting layers in the pixel regions. A second electrode may be formed on the pixel defining layer and the light emitting layers. The organic light emitting layers having minute dimensions may be effectively obtained from the donor substrate. The isolation structures may be formed integrally with the substrate, and thus the donor substrate may be easily recycled after the laser induced thermal imaging process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Hyea-Weon Shin, Sang-Soo Kim, Sang-Hun Park, Young-Mok Son, Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 8343574
    Abstract: A method of transferring a dye to a composite material comprising applying the dye to a transfer media to create a colored transfer media, placing the colored transfer media into contact with the composite material, and applying, using an autoclave, at least one of heat, external pressure, vacuum pressure to infuse the dye to the composite material to create a colored composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger
  • Patent number: 8318244
    Abstract: A method for fabricating electronic devices includes the steps of 1) printing a multi-layer electronic device on a silicone-based hard coating on a substrate, and 2) removing the device from the substrate. The silicone-based hard coating is an abrasion resistant coating with hardness ranging from 1 to 10 gigaPascals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Brasseur, Karen Hueston, James Tonge
  • Publication number: 20120270333
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling application of a substance to a substrate involve the use of a functional agent that helps determine the association of a substance with the substrate. The apparatus and methods may utilize jet technology to apply the functional agent directly to the substrate or to an intermediate surface. The substance may be biological substance or a chemical in nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony B. DeJoseph, Theodore F. Cyman, JR., Kevin J. Hook, Anthony V. Moscato, Henderikus A. Haan, John E. Conour
  • Publication number: 20120267042
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a transfer film in which the function layer such as an anti-reflective layer can be laminated using a film having high surface tension, and a laminate including a soil resistant layer formed by a wet method and having high water repellency and oil repellency and high transparency, scratch resistance, and sweat resistance can be provided, and a method for producing the transfer film. A transfer film according to the present invention is a transfer film including a transparent base material film and a soil resistant cured film laminated on the surface of the transparent base material film, wherein a water contact angle (1) of a surface of the soil resistant cured film not contacting the transparent base material film is not more than 100°, a water contact angle (2) of a surface of the soil resistant cured film contacting the transparent base material film is not less than 90°, and a contact angle (?) of triolein is not less than 55°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okafuji, Hideto Yamazawa, Masahiko Morooka, Tetsuya Sawano, Osamu Kawai
  • Patent number: 8293319
    Abstract: By irradiating a first substrate which is an evaporation donor substrate including a function layer in which films having different refractive indexes (high-refractive index films and low refractive index films) are stacked with first light (wavelength=?1), a material layer over the first substrate is patterned, and by irradiating the first substrate with second light (wavelength=?2) which is different from ?1, the material layer which is patterned is evaporated onto a second substrate which is a deposition target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Takahiro Ibe
  • Patent number: 8277875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester for thermal transfer image-receiving sheets which includes a polyester A produced from an alcohol component containing 50 mol % or more of an alkyleneoxide adduct of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane and an acid component containing 80 mol % or more of an aliphatic carboxylic acid and/or an alicyclic carboxylic acid as a total amount thereof, and a polyester B produced from an alcohol component containing 80 mol % or more of the alkyleneoxide adduct of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane and an acid component containing 10 to 35 mol % of a trivalent or higher valent aromatic polycarboxylic acid; a resin dispersion containing the polyester; a process for producing the resin dispersion; a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet using the polyester; and a process for producing the thermal transfer image-receiving sheet. The thermal transfer image-receiving sheet is capable of satisfying all of a dyeability, a light resistance and a releasability at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Nobumichi Kamiyoshi, Takashi Mukai, Yuuta Matsumoto, Shinichi Sata, Yoshiaki Ban
  • Patent number: 8277897
    Abstract: A reactive polymer-supporting porous film is provided as a battery separator which comprises a porous substrate film and a partially crosslinked reactive polymer supported on the porous substrate film. The partially crosslinked reactive polymer is obtained by the reaction of a crosslinkable polymer having at least one group selected from the 3-oxetanyl group and epoxy group reactive with a polycarboxylic acid. The reactive polymer-supporting porous film has a separator and electrodes sufficiently bonded to each other and with low inner resistance suitably used for production of battery excellent in high rate performance. Further, provided is a method of producing a battery which comprises placing the electrode/reactive polymer-supporting porous film layered body in a battery container; introducing an electrolytic solution containing a cationic polymerization catalyst into the battery container thereby bonding the porous film and electrodes together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Nitto Denko Corporation, Sunstar Giken Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Uetani, Keisuke Kii, Shigeru Fujita, Satoshi Nishikawa, Tatsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 8277902
    Abstract: A method for forming a film in which throughput is improved and a desired pattern is obtained smoothly in stacking a plurality of material layers over a substrate and a method for manufacturing a light emitting device are provided. In advance, a material layer is formed selectively by a droplet discharge method to be in contact with a light absorption layer on a first substrate. A second substrate is disposed so that the material layer faces the second substrate. The light absorption layer is irradiated with a laser light so that a film containing a material included in the material layer is formed on the second substrate. When the light absorption layer have a desired pattern, a film reflecting the pattern of the light absorption layer that has undergone the laser light irradiation is formed on the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 8252394
    Abstract: Provided are compositions derived from a polycarboxylic acid, water soluble blue dyes and blue pigments in a fixed weight ratio. The compositions can be used to prepare thermal transfer donor elements that can be used to make blue pixels of a color filter element with improved surface characteristics and lightfastness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Brian M. Fish, Alex Sergey Ionkin
  • Patent number: 8252138
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosensitive multiple recording sheet characterized in that a second base material having light transmission properties is attached to the side of a first thermosensitive recording layer of a first thermosensitive recording sheet comprising a first base material and the first thermosensitive recording layer formed on one surface of the first base material, through a temporary adhesive layer, the second base material is composed of an information disclosing portion and an information non-disclosing portion, a shielding layer is formed at the position corresponding to the information non-disclosing portion on the second base material, and an ultraviolet curable resin layer are formed as an outermost layer of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Oji Paper Co., Ltd., Oji Specialty Paper Co., Ltd., Oji Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Moronuki, Kenji Ikegami, Hiroaki Mikamo, Natsuki Terashima
  • Patent number: 8241700
    Abstract: An object is to provide a deposition method in which an organic material layer which is a material of a common layer is evenly formed over an entire surface of a donor substrate (a first substrate) and can be transferred to an element formation substrate (a second substrate) as transfer layers which are common layers for red (R), green (G), and blue (B) with different thicknesses. An organic material layer over a first absorption layer and a second absorption layer is deposited to a second substrate as a first transfer layer and a second transfer layer by sublimating the organic material layer over the first substrate. The thicknesses of the first and second transfer layers differ in accordance with the ratio of the area of the first absorption layer to the area of the second absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Koichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8211827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dye receptor layer composition for thermal transfer image-receiving sheets which includes (a) a resin dispersion containing a polyester-containing resin, (b) a glycol ether having a boiling point of from 160° C. to 280° C. and a vapor pressure at 20° C. of from 20 to 1,000 Pa and (c) an oxazoline group-containing compound, and is excellent in film-forming property; and a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet obtained from the composition which can be dried at a low temperature for a short period of time, exhibits a low heat fusibility, is excellent in releasability, printing sensitivity and imaging performance, and can produce images with a high density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Nobumichi Kamiyoshi, Takashi Mukai, Shinichi Sata
  • Patent number: 8182863
    Abstract: A first substrate including, on one of surfaces, a light absorption layer having metal nitride and a material layer which is formed so as to be in contact with the light absorption layer is provided; the surface of the first substrate on which the material layer is formed and a deposition target surface of a second substrate are disposed to face each other; and part of the material layer is deposited on the deposition target surface of the second substrate in such a manner that irradiation with laser light having a repetition rate of greater than or equal to 10 MHz and a pulse width of greater than or equal to 100 fs and less than or equal to 10 ns is performed from the other surface side of the first substrate to selectively heat part of the material layer which overlaps with the light absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Tomoya Aoyama, Takuya Tsurume, Takao Hamada