Coating Opposite Sides Or Forming Plural Or Nonuniform Coats Patents (Class 427/152)
  • Patent number: 11065902
    Abstract: According to an example, a recording medium may include a substrate; a first coating including an inorganic pigment, a first binder, and a fixative agent; and a second coating including inorganic nanoparticles and a second binder; in which the inorganic pigment may be a plate-shaped pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tao Chen, Xulong Fu
  • Patent number: 11046043
    Abstract: Provided is a linerless thermosensitive recording body package, a roll of a linerless thermosensitive recording sheet being packaged in the linerless thermosensitive recording body package, the linerless thermosensitive recording sheet including a support, a thermosensitive color developing layer over one surface of the support, a release layer over the thermosensitive color developing layer, and an adhesive layer over an opposite surface of the support, the linerless thermosensitive recording sheet being wound in roll shape in a manner that the adhesive layer comes to an internal side of the support, wherein a peel force for peeling the linerless thermosensitive recording sheet from the roll is 50 mN/50 mm or greater but 250 mN/50 mm or less, wherein a water content of the linerless thermosensitive recording sheet is 4.5% or higher but 6.5% or lower, the roll of the linerless thermosensitive recording sheet being seal-packaged in the linerless thermosensitive recording body package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Kitano, Tomohisa Kakuda, Hiroaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10957878
    Abstract: Lamination transfer films and methods for transferring a structured layer to a receptor substrate. The transfer films include a carrier substrate having a releasable surface, a sacrificial template layer applied to the releasable surface of the carrier substrate and having a non-planar structured surface, and a thermally stable backfill layer applied to the non-planar structured surface of the sacrificial template layer. The sacrificial template layer is capable of being removed from the backfill layer, such as via pyrolysis, while leaving the structured surface of the backfill layer substantially intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Sergey Lamansky, Margaret M. Vogel-Martin, Vivian W. Jones, Olester Benson, Jr., Michael Benton Free, Evan L. Schwartz, Randy S. Bay, Graham M. Clarke
  • Patent number: 10831133
    Abstract: An endless belt includes a first resin and first conductive carbon particles. In the spatial distribution of the first conductive carbon particles present in an evaluation region of the outer peripheral surface of the endless belt which has a size of 6.3 ?m×4.2 ?m, the integral of the statistic L(r) represented by Formula (1) below from 0.05 ?m to 0.30 ?m with respect to an interparticle distance r is 0 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoya Sugiura, Shigeru Fukuda, Futoshi Takei, Daisuke Tanemura, Masato Ono, Masato Furukawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shogo Hayashi, Tomoko Suzuki, Masayuki Seko, Koichi Matsumoto, Minoru Rokutan
  • Patent number: 10650955
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a main body composed of an insulator, a coating film covering the main body, a circuit element located inside the main body, and outer electrodes. The insulator contains a metal magnetic powder. The coating film is composed of a resin and a cationic element contained in the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Kubota, Mitsunori Inoue, Tomohiko Mori, Gota Shinohara, Kenji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10599035
    Abstract: A photocurable relief image printing blank comprising: (a) a support layer; (b) one or more photocurable layers disposed on the support layer, wherein the one or more photocurable layers comprise: i) a binder; ii) one or more monomers; iii) an alpha-aminoketone photoinitiator; and optionally, iv) an additive selected from the group consisting of phosphites, phosphines, thioether amine compounds, and combinations of one or more of the foregoing; (c) a laser ablatable masking layer disposed on the one or more photocurable layers, the laser ablatable masking layer comprising a radiation opaque material; and (d) optionally, a removable coversheet. Upon exposure and development, the resulting relief image printing element does not degrade if left under ambient lights for an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MacDermid Graphics Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Chouaib Boukaftane, Eric Lee
  • Patent number: 10449705
    Abstract: The transfer film for in-mold molding of the invention has transfer layer 11 being a transfer layer to be transferred onto a transfer object in in-mold molding and cured by irradiation with an active energy ray after being transferred; and film-like base L0. Transfer layer 11 has topcoat layer L2 laminated on base L0 to be arranged on a surface of a molded product after in-mold molding; and conductor layer L4 laminated on a side opposite to a base L0 side of topcoat layer L2, and laminated on topcoat layer L2. Topcoat layer L2 is composed of a mixed composition containing an active energy ray-curable resin and a thermosetting resin, and conductor layer L4 is formed of at least one kind selected from the group of a flexible metal, carbon and conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenya Ito, Koji Ohguma
  • Patent number: 10109401
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for improving coercive force of magnets, this method comprises steps as follows: S2) coating step: coating a coating material on the surface of a magnet and drying it; and S3) infiltrating step: heat treating the magnet obtained from the coating step S2). The coating material comprises (1) metal calcium particles and (2) particles of a material containing a rare earth element; the rare earth element is at least one selected from Praseodymium, Neodymium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium and Lutetium. The method of the present invention can significantly increase coercive force of a permanent magnet material, while remanence and magnetic energy product hardly decrease. In addition, the method of the present invention can significantly decrease the amount of a rare earth element, and accordingly, decrease the production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tianhe (Baotou) Advanced Tech Magnet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shujie Wu, Yi Dong, Shulin Diao, Haibo Yi, Yichuan Wang, Zhanjiang Hu, Juchang Miao, Yi Yuan, Ya Chen, Wenjie Yuan
  • Patent number: 10099499
    Abstract: To provide a thermosensitive recording material, containing: a support; an under layer; a thermosensitive recording layer; and a protective layer, where the under layer, the thermosensitive recording layer, and the protective layer are provided in this order on at least one surface of the support, wherein the support is synthetic paper, or a synthetic resin film, wherein the under layer contains a binder resin, and hollow particles, wherein an adhesive force of the thermosensitive recording material at ?20° C., as measured by the described measuring method of the adhesive force, is 10.0 N/25 mm or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Iwata, Takeshi Kajikawa, Hideo Aihara
  • Patent number: 10017690
    Abstract: Compositions relating to three-dimensional (3D) printing. In particular, a photochromatic composition for use in 3D printing comprising a photochrome core with polymeric resin shell disposed thereon and a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 9902131
    Abstract: There is provided a transparent adhesive sheet on which printing can be performed during in use and which has high transparency, while including an adhesive layer on the back surface side and a release layer on the front surface side. The transparent adhesive sheet includes: a base material layer formed with a transparent material; an adhesive layer formed on the back surface side of the base material layer and formed with an adhesive agent for bonding to an adherend; a recording layer formed on the front surface side of the base material layer and containing a color developing material that thermally develops color; and a release layer formed on the further front surface side of the recording layer and having release properties to the adhesive agent. The transparent adhesive sheet is transparent in the state before the recording layer develops color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osaka Sealing Printing Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ono, Hidenao Takeuchi, Masahiko Yoshida, Hidenobu Harima, Takayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9775490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles for cleaning hard surfaces and in particular to remove large particles and hairs from large surfaces. The articles comprise an adhesive having specific Theological properties that provide increased efficacy in capturing and trapping large particles and hairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michele Mazzeo, Italo Corzani, Rodrigo Rosati, Fabio Cinelli, Antonello Colaianni, Fabio Ciammaichella, Alessandra Massa, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9606264
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display for rendering content. The display may include a protective sheet that is located between an image-displaying component and a liquid optically clear adhesive (LOCA) that adheres another component layered atop the display, such as a front light, a touch sensor or a cover layer. In some cases, the protective sheet may be a polymer sheet coated with a layer of ceramic material that prevents migration of a reactive species, such as a photoinitiator, between the protective sheet and the LOCA. Alternatively, a plasma treatment, a UV-light-ozone treatment, or a thermal treatment may be applied to the protective sheet to remove material including the reactive species and/or form a barrier layer to prevent migration of the reactive species. Still alternatively, the protective sheet may be a thin flexible glass sheet that does not include constituents that interact with the LOCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Menon, Chin Siong Khor, Robert Waverly Zehner
  • Patent number: 9534156
    Abstract: The invention describes a composition and method of providing an improved recording material, such as an ink receptive recording material or thermally responsive record material useful for linerless labels. The record material comprises a support having provided thereon on one surface an adhesive material, and on at least one other surface, an ink receptive coating or a heat sensitive imaging coating. The method comprises applying to a first surface a first layer of a coating of an ink receptive material or of a heat sensitive color-forming composition comprising a binder material and a substantially colorless dye precursor and an acidic developer material in substantially contiguous relationship. The adhesive is heat activated. The record material exhibits substantially no tack at 23° C., 40% relative humidity when pressure is applied, however develops high peel strength (300 grams/inch) upon application of 7 mJ/mm2 to 13 mJ/mm2 of heat energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: APPVION, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Robert Fisher
  • Patent number: 8980791
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal recording material that is excellent in water resistance and prevention of print head wear, less prone to discoloration in the non-printing area, and stably producible. The thermal recording material comprises a protective layer formed by applying a coating liquid for forming the protective layer, the coating liquid being prepared by mixing an acetoacetyl-modified polyvinyl alcohol and calcium glyoxylate particles with a maximum diameter less than 500 ?m and an average diameter of 125 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventor: Shinichiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8974879
    Abstract: There is provided an image transfer sheet, including: an image receiving layer; a bonding layer; a transparent support; and a substrate, in this order, wherein a peeling strength between the transparent support and the substrate is lower than a peeling strength between the image receiving layer and the bonding layer, and between the bonding layer and the transparent support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo Kobayashi, Naoyuki Egusa, Tetsuro Kodera, Kaoru Torikoshi
  • Patent number: 8916326
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. and is the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a water-dispersible release agent and a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventor: Teh-Ming Kung
  • Patent number: 8912119
    Abstract: Masking tapes that changes color when the tape is rubbed down or dispensed onto an adherend and methods of making such tapes are disclosed herein. The tape includes a backing, a layer of adhesive on the bottom surface of the backing, and a release structure on the top surface of the backing that includes a pressure-chromic indicator and a release layer. The pressure-chromic indicator is characterized in that it is not activated by the pressure applied during the manufacturing process, but is activated by the pressure applied when the tape is rubbed or dispensed onto an adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: John K. Tynan, Jr., James Apap Bologna
  • Patent number: 8895221
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. as the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % of the total dry image receiving layer weight and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1 to and including 20:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Peter John Ghyzel, John Leonard Muehlbauer
  • Patent number: 8834974
    Abstract: The system (10) includes at least one elastomeric, vulcanizable ink (18) that defines a decorative decal image (20). The decal image (20) has perimeter edges (22) and a display area (24) extending between the perimeter edges (22). The vulcanizable ink is vulcanized upon a carrier sheet (12). A heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is applied to overlie the display area (24) of the decal image (20), and the heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is also partially activated upon the display area (24) of the decal image (20). The decorative decal image (20) having the partially activated adhesive layer (26) is then thermally transferable to a vulcanized rubber product (28) such as a side wall (30) of an automotive tire (32), after which the carrier sheet (12) is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Keith George Ferry, Jason Michael Busch
  • 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: 8778468
    Abstract: A metalized printable recording medium including a porous metallic reflective top layer, a porous ink-absorbing layer and a bottom supporting substrate. Method to form such printable recording medium and method to form printed images on the metalized printable recording medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed S. Shaarawi, Vladek Kasperchik, Tienteh Chen
  • 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: 8735320
    Abstract: A novel method of transfer printing onto articles, particularly dark articles, is disclosed. A design, preferably in color, is printed onto a transfer sheet in sublimation dye using a commercially-available printer. White toner is then printed over at least a portion of the design using an electrostatic printing device. Heat and pressure are applied to transfer the design and the white toner to an article. In some preferred embodiments, the transfer sheet is a self-weeding transfer paper. In some preferred embodiments, the same printer is used to print both the sublimation dye design and the white toner. In some preferred embodiments, the color palette of the image is inverted prior to printing with white toner. The invention is particularly well suited to the transfer printing of dark textile articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred W. La Costa
  • Patent number: 8697183
    Abstract: A transfer sheet includes a supporting substrate, a photothermal conversion layer disposed on the supporting substrate, and a passive layer disposed on the photothermal conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ueda, Yuichi Arisaka
  • Patent number: 8691489
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. as the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % of the total dry image receiving layer weight and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris, Inc.
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Peter J. Ghyzel, John L. Muehlbauer
  • Patent number: 8673535
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. and is the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a water-dispersible release agent and a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventor: Teh-Ming Kung
  • Patent number: 8669204
    Abstract: A composition for a protection layer for a thermal transfer ribbon which is free of solvents and which contains an acrylate oligomer or polymer having a functionality lower than or equal to 3, a di- or triacrylate monomer and a slip agent which are UV-crosslinkable in the presence of a photoinitiator, capable of forming, after coating on a backing film and after UV crosslinking, a protection layer having a thickness lower than 1 ?m. The layer has a good adhesiveness and a low friction coefficient. The composition can particularly be used for the back (5) of a thermal transfer ribbon (1) applied on a surface of the backing film (2), the other surface of the film receiving at least one ink layer (3), while imparting flexibility and thermal and mechanical resistance to the ribbon (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Armor
    Inventors: Christophe Derennes, Pierre Guichard
  • Patent number: 8629082
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-sensitive recording material that suffers no defective coating and is superior in color-exhibiting sensitivity, image quality, and chemical resistance. The heat-sensitive recording material successively comprising, on a support, an undercoat layer, a heat-sensitive recording layer containing a leuco dye and a developer, and a protective layer, wherein the heat-sensitive recording layer contains, as a main pigment, kaolin having an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 0.4 ?m measured by a sedimentation method in an amount of 4 to 60 mass % based on a total solids content of the heat-sensitive recording layer, and wherein the heat-sensitive recording layer and the protective layer are formed by applying a heat-sensitive recording layer coating composition and a protective layer coating composition by a simultaneous multilayer curtain coating method, and drying resulting coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: OJI Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Doi, Masahiro Morie, Kenji Muto, Toshizo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8623785
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal recording material comprising an intermediate layer and a heat-sensitive recording layer for color formation by heat stacked in this order onto a support, the thermal recording material being characterized in that the intermediate layer contains a bellows-shaped hollow resin and that the roughness of the surface on the color forming side is 1.0 ?m or less as measured by Parker Print Surf. The method for producing such a thermal recording material comprises the steps of: applying a coating liquid containing heat-expandable resin particles to a support, drying the coated support at a temperature lower than the expansion starting temperature of the heat-expandable resin particle, and subjecting the coated support to thermoforming for formation of an intermediate layer; and applying, to the intermediate layer, heat-sensitive recording-related components which contribute to color formation by heat, for formation of a heat-sensitive recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Nobuko Takahama, Takao Masuda, Yoshimi Ikezawa, Takahito Ochiai, Shinichiro Matsumoto, Yohei Uesugi
  • Patent number: 8598075
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal recording material comprising a heat-sensitive recording layer for color formation by heat and a protective layer stacked in this order on a support, the heat-sensitive recording layer containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, the protective layer containing a diacetone-modified polyvinyl alcohol and a crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Takahito Ochiai, Takao Masuda
  • Patent number: 8541339
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including: reversible thermosensitive recording layer; first sheet-shaped base; second sheet-shaped base; first resin layer; second resin layer; and electronic information recording module containing module substrate, and electronic information recording element and antenna circuit disposed on the substrate, wherein the recording layer is provided adjacent to the first sheet-shaped base; the first or second sheet-shaped base has concave portion in which the element is disposed in depth direction thereof; the module is provided between the first and second sheet-shaped bases, where the first resin layer is provided between the module and the sheet-shaped base having the concave portion and the second resin layer is provided between the module and the sheet-shaped base having no concave portion; and inner side surface of the concave portion is tapered surface where maximum opening diameter of the concave portion decreases from opening edge thereof towards bottom sur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Noboru Koga, Takeshi Owashi
  • Patent number: 8530033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an external wall panel which is excellent in ornamental design and weather resistance and a coating method for the external wall panel. An external wall panel of the invention comprises a base panel having a three-dimensional ornamental design surface, a lower coating layer formed on the surface of the base panel, a mid-coating layer formed on the lower coating layer, a first clear layer containing beads formed on the mid-coating layer, and a second clear layer made of a transparent layer or semi-transparent layer formed on the first clear layer wherein the second clear layer has a thick film layer portion in the vicinity of a corner edge of a convex portion of the three-dimensional ornamental design surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Syouzou Ohno
  • Patent number: 8530379
    Abstract: To provide a thermosensitive recording material, containing a base, a thermosensitive recording layer disposed on the base and containing a leuco dye and a color developer, an intermediate layer disposed on the thermosensitive recording layer, and a protective layer disposed on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate layer contains a resin, and an aziridine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Shimizu, Shinji Okada
  • Patent number: 8513160
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-sensitive recording material that has high gloss and excellent absorption and scratch off properties against sebum soiling; and a method for producing the heat-sensitive recording material. More specifically, the present invention provides a heat-sensitive recording material containing a heat-sensitive recording layer, an intermediate layer, and a protective layer, which are sequentially formed in this order on a support. The heat-sensitive recording layer contains a leuco dye and a developer; the intermediate layer contains an aqueous adhesive; and the protective layer is cured by irradiation of an ultraviolet- or electron-beam-curable resin composition with ultraviolet light or an electron beam. The heat-sensitive recording material additionally contains, on the protective layer, an uppermost layer which contains an aqueous adhesive and a pigment having a mean particle diameter of not more than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: OJI Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Hada, Masaaki Shimizu, Yasuyuki Aoki, Naotaka Endo, Hiroyuki Ohhashi, Tomokazu Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 8476191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-sensitive recording material comprising one or more heat-sensitive recording layers, an intermediate layer and a protective layer that are formed on one side of a transparent support, and the present inventions provide a heat-sensitive recording material and a process for providing the heat-sensitive recording material, wherein the one or more heat-sensitive recording layers are formed from one or more heat-sensitive recording layer coating compositions that each contain a leuco dye and a developer, the intermediate layer is formed from an intermediate layer coating composition that contains a hydrazine-based compound and an oxazoline group-containing compound, and the protective layer is formed from a protective layer coating composition that contains a modified polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Hada, Yoshihiko Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8476190
    Abstract: In the present invention a composite particle including: a first polymeric particle having a diameter of from 100 nm to 3.5 microns including a core and a shell: the core including, when dry, at least one void; and the shell polymer having a calculated glass transition temperature (“Tg”) greater than 50° C.; and a second polymeric particle disposed on the surface of the first polymeric particle, the second polymeric particle having a minimum film-forming temperature of greater than 20° C.; wherein the ratio of the diameter of the first polymeric particle to the diameter of the second polymeric particle is from 1 to 50; and wherein the ratio of the weight of the first polymeric particle to the weight of the second polymeric particle is from 0.1 to 40, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Ravi Mukkamala, Chao-Jen Chung
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120160119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing transfer papers, to the transfer papers produced by the method, and to transfer printing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: AZOURITE VENTURES LTD.
    Inventor: Zvonimir Martinovic
  • Patent number: 8183175
    Abstract: In a thermal recording material having an intermediate layer and a thermal recording layer that are laminated on a support in this order, the above intermediate layer contains a swellable starch and a pigment and is formed by applying onto the support a coating liquid containing the swellable starch and the pigment in the state of being dispersed in a dispersing medium composed of water as a main component, whereby a number of voids are formed in the intermediate layer and there can be provided a thermal recording material excellent in thermal response and head-matching property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventor: Takao Masuda
  • Patent number: 8148299
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording material including a support, a reversible thermosensitive recording layer, and a gas barrier layer, the reversible thermosensitive recording layer and gas barrier layer being laid over the support, wherein the reversible thermosensitive recording layer is formed of a reversible thermosensitive composition containing a mixture of an electron-accepting compound and an electron-donating color-forming compound whose color-developed state varies depending upon at least one of a heating temperature and a cooling rate after heating, and wherein the gas barrier layer contains an inorganic layered compound and a gas barrier resin which is at least one selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol polymers and ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Maruyama, Satoshi Arai
  • Patent number: 8147905
    Abstract: To provide a heat-sensitive recording material, including: a substrate; a heat-sensitive color developing layer on the substrate, the heat-sensitive color developing layer containing at least a leuco dye and a developer; and a protective layer on the heat-sensitive color developing layer, the protective layer containing at least a binder resin, wherein the binder resin in the protective layer contains diacetone-modified polyvinyl alcohol resin, the degree of polymerization of the binder resin in the protective layer is 1,000 to 1,800 and the degree of saponification of the binder resin is 90% or greater and less than 98%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsunaga, Shinji Takano, Kazuyuki Uetake
  • Publication number: 20120058285
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a transfer medium including attaching ink which contains a resin and is discharged from an ink jet head onto a substrate; evaporating at least a part of the liquid component included in the ink having been attached to the substrate; and attaching adhesive liquid which contains a resin and is discharged from the ink jet head to a substrate surface where the ink in which at least a part of the liquid component has been evaporated is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Takemoto
  • Patent number: 8129308
    Abstract: A thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprising a heat-insulating layer and an image-receiving layer on a support, wherein the receiving layer contains polymer latex, the heat-insulating layer contains hollow polymer, and at least two layers are formed by simultaneous multilayer coating, and wherein at least one layer on the side of the receiving layer on the support contains at least two compounds of the following formulae [I] to [IV]: wherein R1, R2, R13-R15, R18, R19 represent hydrogen etc.; R20 represents lower alkylene; X represents hydrogen etc.; l is 2-6; m is 1-4; p is 0 or 1; and q is 0-5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Oguma, Yasufumi Nakai
  • Patent number: 8119561
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet containing at least one heat insulation layer and at least one receptor layer on a support, wherein said heat insulation layer contains at least one kind of hollow polymer particles and said receptor layer contains at least one latex polymer and at least one water-soluble polymer; wherein said water-soluble polymer is at least one of a gelatin and a polyvinyl alcohol in which the gelatin has an average molecular mass of 20,000 or more and the polyvinyl alcohol has a saponification degree of 95% or more and an average polymerization degree of from 200 to 1600 or has a saponification degree of less than 95% and an average polymerization degree of from 500 to 2000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Haraguchi, Kiyoshi Irita
  • Patent number: 8114811
    Abstract: A label, method of printing and method of manufacture that includes a label comprising a transparent protective layer, a thermosensitive image-forming adhesive layer and a release liner. The transparent protective layer is of a thickness and weight, which permits sufficient heat to be conducted through it to the thermosensitive image-forming adhesive layer to cause thermally active dye in the thermosensitive image-forming adhesive layer to change color in the area where the heat is conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Denton, Mark E. Keeton
  • Patent number: 8114471
    Abstract: A method for making a transfer-pattern thin film includes the step of preparing a compound mixture by mixing a hard coat material and a release material with a water-based, neutral or oil-based solvent, and the step of applying the compound mixture thus obtained to the surface of a thin film substrate, so that, due to the difference in specific gravity or molecule surface extension, or due to the effect of repulsive force, reaction mechanism or bonding force of physical changes and chemical actions, or of the difference in reaction rate, the hard coat substance and release substance are separated in the compound mixture to form a hard coat layer and a release layer, wherein the release layer is between the thin film substrate and the hard coat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Shi-Yueh Sheu
  • Patent number: 8105977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a counterfeit prevention paper and manufacturing method thereof, and more particularly to currency, securities, official document and several certificates, etc. The counterfeit prevention paper according to the present invention comprises a paper and a thermopaint layer which is formed on a paper and is discolored according to a temperature. The counterfeit prevention paper according to the present invention can detect easily a counterfeit by an unaided eye. Also, a function for preventing a counterfeit is not copied by a counterfeit device, thus the counterfeit prevent paper according to the present invention can improve a reliability of various official documents and several certificates, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kuk-Hwan Kim, Yang-Kyu Choi, Oktay Yarimaga, Hyun Gyu Park, Tae Won Kim, Yun Kyung Jung
  • 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