Decal Or Embossing Foil Type (i.e., Continuous Film Transfers) Patents (Class 427/147)
  • Patent number: 10457597
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of resin compositions to substrate materials, pre-treating substrate materials to improve the adhesion of resin compositions to the substrate materials, and/or controlling gel formation of resin compositions. More particularly, the invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) compositions to substrate materials using adhesion promoters containing isocyariate groups in a resin composition. The invention also relates to methods for improving the adhesion of resin compositions to substrate materials by pre-treating substrate materials with adhesion promoters containing isocyanate groups. The invention further relates to a method of providing a gel-modified ROMP composition, in which a hydroperoxide is added to a ROMP polymerizable resin composition in order to control gel formation of the polymerizing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Materia, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Sheng Wang, Anthony R. Stephen, Paul W. Boothe, Tessa Schulze, Michael A. Giardello, Mark S. Trimmer, Christopher J. Cruce, Farshad J. Motamedi, Brian Edgecombe
  • Publication number: 20140329041
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a nail sticker using a rear print and a method for manufacturing the same, and the nail sticker (100) using a rear print according to the present disclosure includes a substrate (110) made of polyurethane, a print layer (120) having light-reflective particles (125) and directly printed to the substrate (110), an adhesive layer (130) formed on the print layer (120), and a release layer (140) formed on the adhesive layer (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: JC KOREA CORP.
    Inventors: Dong Sung Kim, Hyun Surk Kim, Kyung Sik Choi, Ju Young Park, Jeong Rim Choi, Bo Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 8828177
    Abstract: A method and product for reducing reflected light glare into a human's eyes from the human's cheeks while simultaneously providing a non-verbal communication to others is provided, especially for use by participants in athletic contests. Underneath the human's eyes on the cheeks at a reflective location on the cheeks at which incident direct or indirect light is likely to be reflected into a human's eyes a non-toxic, non-reflective colored and finished material in the form of a predefined clearly demarcated geometric shape is applied. Within a week after the application (typically within less than a few hours after the athletic contest is over) the non-reflective material is removed. The non-reflective material may comprise eye black, applied using a stencil, or it may comprise a temporary tattoo or decal, applied in the conventional manner. The shape preferably is a sports apparel or equipment manufacturer's or distributor's logo and/or letters, or a team name, mascot or logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. Comiskey, Barrett O. Comiskey
  • Publication number: 20140230717
    Abstract: An in-mold transfer film includes a release layer, a scent-emitting hard layer, a color-changing print layer and an adhesive layer formed sequentially in one direction on one side of a base layer, wherein the scent-emitting hard layer includes aromatic microcapsules, and the color-changing print layer changes its color according to the temperature. An method for manufacturing an in-mold transfer film includes the following steps: forming a release layer on one side of a base layer; forming a scent-emitting hard layer on an upper surface of the release layer; forming a print primer layer on an upper surface of the scent-emitting hard layer; forming a color-changing print layer formed on an upper surface of the print primer layer; forming an adhesive primer layer on an upper surface of the color-changing print layer; and forming an adhesive layer on an upper surface of the adhesive primer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Bong Hwang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140087097
    Abstract: The invention provides a cloth material for marking including, in this order, a label cloth formed from a fiber, an intermediate layer including a resin having a softening point of 180° C. or higher, a transfer adhesive layer including a thermoplastic resin having a softening point of 170° C. or lower and having a melt flow rate of 100 g/10 min or lower; and a release sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HOULAISHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeji Higashiguchi, Shinichi Nagai
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8309203
    Abstract: A water-soluble substrate, and more particularly a water-soluble substrate that is resistant to dissolution, and methods of making the same are disclosed. The water-soluble substrate has a first and second surface. Water-insoluble particles are applied to and partially embedded in at least one of said first and second surfaces, thereby forming protruberances on said first and/or second surface. The protruberances have an average height of from 10 nanometer to 100 micrometer, and the average distance between adjacent peaks of said protruberances is from 10 nanometer to 200 micrometer. Articles, such as pouches, made from the water-soluble substrate, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Vincenzo Catalfamo
  • Publication number: 20120234476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing self-adhesive transfer papers, to the transfer papers produced by means of the method, and to a transfer print method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Zvonimir Martinovic
  • Publication number: 20120234479
    Abstract: The production method of the coating material comprising the steps of applying and drying liquid polyurethane (PU) material onto a release paper in order to form three polyurethane (PU) layers, rolling the composite layer and separating the release paper to form the composite coating material for covering the outer shells of electronic devices. The polyurethane (PU) composite coating material thereby produced comprises at least a colored surface layer and a substrate layer. The surface of the composite coating material is colored and has a relief-like pattern, which can provide users with a better visual or touch effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Chung-Ching Feng, I-Peng Yao, Pei-Huo Huang, Ko-Feng Wang, Yong-Song Lin, Kai-Feng Kang
  • Patent number: 8097321
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of vermiculite and layer minerals in general release films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Martin Pitt, David Edward Higgins
  • Publication number: 20110317269
    Abstract: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch, Bonnie Adams, Scott Narkevicius
  • Patent number: 8083882
    Abstract: A method for creating imagery on a surface by establishing a visual boundary between two surface color regions and applying a dry transfer object proximate the visual boundary such that when the dry transfer object is substantially the same color as one of the surface regions, a negative space effect is created within the second surface color region to define thereby a desired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry Rosenfeld
  • Publication number: 20110268873
    Abstract: A composition of matter includes a cationic dye and a solvent, wherein the composition does not have particles that are greater than 25 microns in diameter. The disclosure also describes a method for producing a composition of matter. An ink jet cartridge includes the composition of matter. A device includes a substrate having an image printed thereon with the composition of matter. A method includes using an inkjet printer to print a graphic on a first major surface of a substrate; moistening a user's skin surface; contacting the first major surface of the substrate to the user's moistened skin surface; and removing the substrate from the user's skin surface, thereby leaving a mirror image of the printed graphic on the user's skin surface. Moreover, an art kit includes a first substrate having a graphic printed thereon and a second substrate having a mirror image of the graphic printed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: RandD ENTERPRISES OF SAN JOSE, LLC
    Inventor: Russell E. Blette
  • Publication number: 20110206885
    Abstract: A biodegradable flexible substrate providing a pressure sensitive self adhering transfer marking. The substrate includes a biodegradable paper liner supporting a biodegradable transfer matrix in the form of an ink matrix bearing a transfer marking, a layer of biodegradable clear adhesive over the ink matrix, and a biodegradable protective paper layer over the adhesive layer. The biodegradable ink matrix includes a layer of biodegradable water based clear ink, a layer of biodegradable colored water based inks depicting graphics, and a layer of biodegradable clear protective ink. In another aspect, a process for producing the substrate, is initiated by laying down a heavy clear water based ink or paint on a release liner, then the colors necessary for the graphic design are screen printed on the clear base and a top clear is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Baird Corlett
  • Publication number: 20110155007
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device with colored pattern which is made by a plateless transfer printing technology. The device includes a body, an adhesive layer, a white ink layer and a pattern layer. The adhesive layer is formed on the body. The white ink layer is formed on the adhesive layer. The pattern layer is on the white ink layer. In particular, the pattern layer is customized to be a color ink layer which is printed with colored picture, character, symbol or number. In the manufacturing method of the device, a plateless transfer printing film is prepared to cover the body. Next, the film is transferred to the surface of the body, especially by a roller-embossing process. A blowing-embossing process is then applied to the plateless transfer printing film. Therefore, a fast and uniform transfer printing is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CLEVO CO.
    Inventor: Chung-Sheng LIU
  • Publication number: 20110143096
    Abstract: A thin film, a casing with decorative pattern, a thin film manufacturing method, and a casing manufacturing method are disclosed. The thin film includes a carrier film, a structure layer formed on the carrier film, a hardened layer, a release layer between the hardened layer and the carrier film, and an adhesive layer. The structure layer has a first pattern. The hardened player includes a recess portion forming a second pattern the same as the first pattern. The thin film manufacturing method comprises preparing the carrier film, forming in order the structure layer on the carrier film, the release layer on the structure layer, and the hardened layer on the release layer, and forming the adhesive layer above the hardened layer. By the casing manufacturing method, the hardened layer of the thin film adheres to a casing through the adhesive layer so as to obtain the casing with decorative pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: HONG-YI HUANG
  • Publication number: 20110143071
    Abstract: The present invention provides an impact-absorbing and sealing sheet having adhesiveness and a preparation method thereof. More specifically, the present invention provides an impact-absorbing and sealing sheet comprising sequentially a release paper, a coating layer on the release paper, a polyurethane layer, and a surface coating layer. The coating layer is formed by coating a side of the release paper with a composition comprising 95 to 99.9 parts by weight of a resin binder which is at least one selected from the group consisting of urethane resin, urethane acryl resin, acryl resin, and acryl silicon resin; and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a powder additive which is at least one selected from the group consisting of barium sulfuric acid, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, talc, and silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Min-Gi Jung
  • Patent number: 7799163
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing a substrate-supported aligned carbon nanotube film including: synthesizing a layer of aligned carbon nanotubes on the substrate capable of supporting nanotube growth, applying a layer of a second substrate to a top surface of aligned carbon nanotube layer, removing said substrate capable of supporting nanotube growth to provide an aligned carbon nanotube film supported on said second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: University of Dayton
    Inventors: Albert Mau, Li-ming Dai, Shaoming Huang
  • Patent number: 7767126
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an embossing assembly comprising an embossing sleeve having a three-dimensional pattern formed thereon, an expandable insert; and a drum over which said sleeve and said expandable insert are mounted. The present invention is also directed to a method for preparing an embossing drum or an embossing sleeve. The present invention is further directed to a method for controlling the thickness of a plating material over the surface of a drum or sleeve in an electroplating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Yih-Ming Kang, John Hanan Liu, Yi-Shung Chaug
  • Patent number: 7709070
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. The article further includes a releasable liner, and the sheet of dry color component is arranged between the releasable liner and the adhesive. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise delivering such an article to the architectural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Von Adoniram Kinsey, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Michael John O'Brien, Andrew Julian Wnuk, John William Toussant, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Publication number: 20090191372
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is provided including a a sticker for adhering to a vehicle surface. The sticker may include an automotive clear coat, a paint, a base or substrate, and an adhesive. The automotive clear coat lies on top of the paint, the paint lies on top of the base, and the base lies on top of the adhesive. The sticker can be adhered to the vehicle surface by use of the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Cullen P. Raichart
  • Patent number: 7514138
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a hydraulic transfer film with a transfer layer capable of forming a cured resin layer on a hydraulic transfer body, to provide a hydraulic transfer film capable of forming a clear decorative layer on a curable resin layer, and a hydraulic transfer body having excellent surface properties and a clear pattern. A hydraulic transfer film having a water-soluble substrate film, a hydrophobic transfer layer including a curable resin layer which can be cured by at least one of irradiation with radiation and heating provided on the substrate film, and a peelable film provided on the transfer layer is described along with a method for producing the hydraulic transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshirou Ariga, Yoshitomo Nagata, Shuzo Mizuno, Shinji Katoh
  • Patent number: 7510617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer sheet suitable for the formation of electrode patterns, dielectric layers, barrier layers, etc. in plasma display panels (PDPs), field emission displays (FEDS), liquid crystal displays (LCDS), fluorescent displays, hybrid integrated circuits, etc. The transfer sheet comprises a base film and a transfer layer releasably provided on the base film, optionally with a protective film provided on the transfer layer. The transfer layer comprises an inorganic component including a glass frit and an organic component removable by firing, optionally with an electrically conductive powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yozo Kosaka, Katsuhiko Mizuno, Sakurako Hatori, Kounosuke Tanaka, Nobuaki Kimura, Toshihiko Takeda
  • Publication number: 20080248297
    Abstract: A cold transfer sticker is made by preparing a releasing film and an oil layer with patterns and/or character is coated on the releasing film to form the sticker. The surface of the object is first cleaned and a glue layer is spread on the object. The sticker is attached onto the object and firmly pressed by a pressing tool. The releasing film is then removed from the sticker. The glue layer has compatible chemical characteristics with that of the oil layer and the object so as to securely combine the oil layer and the object. A protection layer is spread to the patterns and/or characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Fu Lee
  • Publication number: 20080241453
    Abstract: Fragrance advertising device comprising two surfaces cojoined with a pattern of adhesive with frangible fragrance containing microcapsules incorporated in a formation of peelable bond. Microencapsulated fragrance formulation acts as an adhesive surrounding space that is reserved for extra message or an additional art on both of the surfaces inside the device. Improved fragrance rendition characteristics are also achieved with inventive design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Gary L. Akins, Lyudmila Feldman
  • Publication number: 20080241487
    Abstract: A system and method for rendering an image onto an object is described which can provide an improved method for transferring images onto the surface of a three dimensional object. The image is created onto paper-based or vinyl-type material which is then applied to, or forms the surface of an object such as a box, cupboard, storage chest, drinks container, nesting box and casket, etc., thereby enhancing the appearance and structural integrity of the object. In particular, the method is highly suited to objects having curved or angular components as the image-carrying medium may stretch to match the shape of the object. The image rendering method makes possible the use of low cost construction materials for creating the object and in several embodiments includes a new type of folding joint to enable the rendering of unimpaired images upon complex angled and curved shaped surfaces such that rendered objects of diverse and desirable shapes can be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Mary Tomes, Kevin Tomes
  • Publication number: 20080199663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing nanostructured and/or microstructured surfaces in an adhesive layer, more particularly in a self-adhesive layer, in which an adhesive polymer mixture, more particularly a self-adhesive polymer mixture, is guided into a nip formed by a relief roll, whose surface has been provided with a relief which represents the negative of the surface structure to be produced on the adhesive layer, and by a nip roll, and where the relief roll and the nip roll rotate in opposite directions, wrapped partly around the relief roll is a web-form carrier material which is guided through the nip and whose speed corresponds more particularly to the peripheral speed of the relief roll, the adhesive polymer mixture, more particularly the self-adhesive polymer mixture, is pressed through the nip, so that the near-roll surface of the polymer mixture is shaped in accordance with the relief, lies in layer form on the carrier material after passage through the nip, and is guided away with t
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: tesa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Axel Burmeister
  • Patent number: 7410551
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot marking method enabling decoration to be made on an article, the method comprising the steps consisting in: supplying a multilayer structure comprising a layer of varnish that hardens under the effect of radiation, a backing layer, and a layer of decoration, the varnish layer being situated between the backing layer and the decoration layer; bringing said multilayer structure into contact with the article; applying pressure and heat to the backing layer at the location where it is desired to transfer the decoration layer onto the article, the varnish layer being such as to be transferred locally onto the article together with the decoration layer; withdrawing the backing layer; and causing the layer of varnish that has been transferred onto the article to harden by exposing it to said radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Alain Bethune
  • Publication number: 20080152796
    Abstract: A method of producing a reflective design includes the steps of lasering a pattern on an adhesive side of a reflective laminated material. The lasering ablates the adhesive and causes these areas to not adhere. The reflective laminate material is applied to a substrate. A carrier layer of the reflective laminate is removed to produce a reflective design on the substrate. This method allows for highly customized designs at a reasonable cost that are very visually appealing. The substrate may be a textile, paper, or decal material. The textile may be the garment or may be a patch that is sewn onto a garment or applied to the garment with an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Robert Collier
  • Publication number: 20080152797
    Abstract: A mixture used for production of decalcomania transferable products, the production and application of the transferable products by the utilization of a transfer solvent is provided. The mixture includes 1 to 40 percent by weight of a dispersant and stabilizer for organic materials, soluble in the transfer solvent (z); and at least one of: 3 to 95 percent by weight of a polymer or copolymer printable by a solvent based ink plotter (x), and 1 to 90 percent by weight of an organic raw material which is adhesive if soaked and which is soluble in the transfer solvent (w). The percentages z, x, w selected such that z+x+w?100 and at least 15% of the components are soluble in the transfer solvent. A product transferable by decalcomania; a manufacturing process for the decalcomania product; and a process for its application are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: SHOCKLINE DI COPPOLA M. & C. S.A.S.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Biondi, Donato Rondini
  • Patent number: 7250192
    Abstract: A method of applying a heat-rejection coating directly on a substrate of a metallic component is disclosed. The steps include supplying a metallic component, such as of a gas turbine engine, before applying a reflective-coating mixture onto the component, wherein the reflective-coating mixture comprises a metallic pigment and a reflective-coating-mixture carrier, and wherein the step of applying is accomplished by a method selected from the group consisting of air-assisted spraying, airless spraying, brushing, and decal transfer. The component having the reflective-coating mixture thereon is fired to form a reflective coating on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Jay Skoog, Jane Ann Murphy, Bryan Thomas Bojanowski
  • Patent number: 7163598
    Abstract: An optical waveguide having a optical waveguide path capable of securing a high light propagation characteristic regardless of the type of a supporting base, provided with a multilayer circuit board, an optical waveguide path arranged on the multilayer circuit board, a light receiving element, IC chips, and a light emitting element, the optical waveguide path formed on a transparent substrate excellent in flatness and transferred to the multilayer circuit board. The light propagation loss becomes small, and a signal to be transmitted at a high speed being transmitted as a light signal and a signal which can be transmitted at a relatively low speed being transmitted as an electrical signal, whereby the signal propagation delay which becomes the problem when a signal is transmitted by only electrical wiring is overcome, and the influence of electromagnetic noise becomes small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Okubora, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7160411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-setting label sheet that is a polymeric transfer sheet that can be marked and transferred by the consumer. Also encompassed by the present invention is a method of transferring the heat-setting label sheets. The heat-setting label sheets of the present invention comprise a support; an optional pressure sensitive adhesive layer; an Adhesion Layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer which melts in the range of 50–250° C., a wax which melts in the range of 50–250° C., or combinations thereof; an optional opaque layer comprising a styrene-butadiene latex, thermoplastic polymer, elastomer, and optional pigment; and a second optional opaque layer comprising vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer, thermoplastic elastomer, elastomer and optional pigment. The heat-setting label sheet of the present invention can be imaged by an electrostatic printer or copier, ink jet printer, offset or screen printing, craft-type marking, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Fóto-Wear, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Williams, Heather Reid
  • Patent number: 7077927
    Abstract: A method of applying an edge electrode pattern to a touch screen. The method includes depositing, on a first surface of a decal strip, conductive material in the form of an edge electrode pattern, placing the first surface of the decal strip on one edge of a touch screen, applying heat and pressure to an opposite surface of the decal strip until the edge electrode pattern is transferred from the first surface of the decal strip to the touch screen; and removing the decal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Frank J. Bottari, Andrea C. Marble
  • Patent number: 7056551
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective transparent overcoat comprising a protective polymer and a surfactant compound having multiple non-end-group hydrogen bonding groups directly or indirectly bonded to the backbone chain of the surfactant compound. The coating enables simplified manufacturing of a thermal sublimation dye transfer donor of high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Rukmini B. Lobo, David C. Boris, Scott A. Strong, Anita M. Fees
  • Patent number: 7041722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a noble metal preparation for the production of noble metal decorations on firable decoration substrates by direct printing and indirect printing (decalcomania method). The print quality of the noble metal compounds and preparations containing a binder system on markedly curved glass may be improved when the decalcomania method is used in that the binder system consists of a resin mixture comprising (a) 25 to 50 wt. % of polyamide resins, (b) 5 to 30 wt. % of sulphurized recent resins, (c) 10 to less than 20 wt. % of colophony-modified resins, (d) 10 to 40 wt. % of alkyl phenolic resins and (e) 0 to 30 wt. % of other resins compatible therewith, wherein two or more components of said resin mixture may be present in the form of a reaction product formed at 50 to 150° C. and/or wherein one or more components of said resin system or reaction product thereof may be present in the form of a reaction product formed at 50 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Ferero GmbH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Clamer, Anne Kraus-Klapper, Andreas Schulz, Elisabeth Zimmerbeutel
  • Patent number: 7014895
    Abstract: An ultraviolet post cure heat transfer label for application to an item includes a carrier web, a release coat applied to the carrier web and a composition including a cationic ultraviolet curable ink applied to the release coat. The ink has a solvent in a concentration of at a least about 20 percent by weight of the ink. The ink is dried in a non-UV process to form a storable film on the carrier web. The composition is transferred to the item and the ink is cured, by application of ultraviolet energy, following transfer to the item. A method for making the label and a method for marking an item are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Grotefend, Paul Giusto, Michael B. Colella
  • Patent number: 6998005
    Abstract: Method for forming a dye sublimation image in a substrate, particularly a plastic substrate, and apparatus to perform the method. According to the method taught by the present invention, a substrate is disposed on a perforated platen and a dye carrier having an image formed thereon of a dye sublimation ink is disposed on the substrate such that the image is in contact with the substrate. The substrate, dye carrier and at least a portion of the perforated platen are then covered with a flexible membrane. A clamping pressure is then applied to the substrate and the dye carrier through the membrane. Once the clamping pressure is attained, the substrate and dye carrier are first heated, then cooled. The invention disclosed herein further teaches a number of novel apparatus to effect the method, resulting in significantly superior dye sublimation imaging than heretofore attainable in rigid plastic sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Fresco Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Ted N. Magee, Jonathan C. Drake, Rick Essert, Robert W. Shaw
  • Patent number: 6942950
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective transparent overcoat comprising a protective polymer and a surfactant compound having multiple non-end-group hydrogen bonding groups directly or indirectly bonded to the backbone chain of the surfactant compound. The coating enables simplified manufacturing of a thermal sublimation dye transfer donor of high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Rukmini B. Lobo, David C. Boris, Scott A. Strong, Anita M. Fees
  • Patent number: 6933006
    Abstract: A process for the production of a coating layer from a coating composition curable with high-energy radiation on a substrate, comprising the successive steps: a) providing a substrate to be coated, b) applying a backing foil coated on one side with an uncured or at least only partially cured coating layer of a coating composition curable by means of high-energy radiation, with its coated side on the entire surface or at least one sub-zone of the surface of the substrate, c) irradiating the entire coating applied in step b) with high-energy radiation, and d) removing the backing foil from the coating which remains on the substrate; wherein irradiation of the coating proceeds through the backing foil and/or after removal of the backing foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Fey, Oliver Reis, Carmen Flosbach, Stuart Kernaghan, Karl-Friedrich Doessel
  • Patent number: 6926057
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a thin film pattern on the surface of a substrate. This apparatus is provided with: a transfer member having a thin film carrying surface which carries a thin film pattern; and a thin film transfer mechanism for joining the transfer member to a substrate for transferring, to the substrate, the thin film pattern on the thin film carrying surface. The thin film pattern may be a wiring film pattern. A gelatinous film may previously be formed on the substrate, and the thin film pattern may be transferred as embedded in the gelatinous film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ueyama, Izuru Iseki
  • Patent number: 6911107
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric film type actuator, which is provided with a piezoelectric film and an oscillating plate structural member bonded therefor, comprises the steps of forming a piezoelectric film on an intermediate transfer member; bonding the piezoelectric film on the intermediate member and the oscillating plate structural member; and peeling off the intermediate transfer member from the piezoelectric film. Through the steps thus arranged, it becomes possible to enhance the bonding strength and durability of the piezoelectric film and the oscillating plate structural member without using a bonding agent in the manufacture of a highly reliable piezoelectric film type actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Kagawa, Akira Unno, Tetsuro Fukui
  • Patent number: 6890623
    Abstract: A printed product and an accompanying method for forming the product wherein a transfer layer of an intermediate transfer recording medium can be transferred by a multi-layer transferring adhesive layer having a suitable adhesive product to either the transfer layer or a transfer-receiving material without the transferred images becoming turbulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiro Onishi, Shinichi Kurokawa, Katsuyuki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20040224097
    Abstract: A film manufacturing method and a device thereof by a resin print configured to allow resin to be temporarily saved at one side of a raw film material for integrally printing by compression force of a roller, wherein the device comprises: a supply roller wound with a raw film material; a printed roller adhesively fed thereon with the raw film material supplied from the supply roller and formed thereon with a plurality of grooves; a supply hopper for supplying a predetermined melted resin toward the surface of the printed roller; and first and second pressing rollers abutted on both sides of the printed roller for pressing the raw film material to the surface of the printed roller, such that a preferable pattern can be printed on the raw film material, resulting in increase of productivity by simplified process and reduction of raw materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Mr. Ji-Hee LEE
    Inventors: Ji-Hee Lee, Jung-Sun Cho
  • Publication number: 20040202871
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a transfer-laminating member comprising a heat-resistant base material, a release layer provided in part or in whole on the base material and a surface-protecting layer releasably provided on the release layer and formed by applying and drying a coating formulation with a material for forming the surface-protecting layer dissolved in an organic solvent, wherein the release layer contains particles and is formed by curing a mixture which comprises of a silicone resin, a melamine resin and an alkyd resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsu Iwata, Noboru Kunimine
  • Patent number: 6800166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer sheet suitable for the formation of electrode patterns, dielectric layers, barrier layers, etc. in plasma display panels (PDPs), field emission displays (FEDS), liquid crystal displays (LCDs), fluorescent displays, hybrid integrated circuits, etc. The transfer sheet comprises a base film and a transfer layer releasably provided on the base film, optionally with a protective film provided on the transfer layer. The transfer layer comprises an inorganic component including a glass frit and an organic component removable by firing, optionally with an electrically conductive powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Dal Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yozo Kosaka, Katsuhiko Mizuno, Sakurako Hatori, Kounosuke Tanaka, Nobuaki Kimura, Toshihiko Takeda
  • Patent number: 6786994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-setting label sheet that is a polymeric transfer sheet that can be marked and transferred by the consumer. Also encompassed by the present invention is a method of transferring the heat-setting label sheets. The heat-setting label sheets of the present invention comprise a support; an optional pressure sensitive adhesive layer; an Adhesion Layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer which melts in the range of 50-250° C., a wax which melts in the range of 50-250° C., or combinations thereof; an optional opaque layer comprising a styrene-butadiene latex, thermoplastic polymer, elastomer, and optional pigment; and a second optional opaque layer comprising vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer, thermoplastic elastomer, elastomer and optional pigment. The heat-setting label sheet of the present invention can be imaged by an electrostatic printer or copier, ink jet printer, offset or screen printing, craft-type marking, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Foto-Wear, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Williams, Heather Reid