Applying Superposed Diverse Coatings Or Coating A Coated Base Patents (Class 427/258)
  • Publication number: 20110111125
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a media supply and handling system configured to move media along a path. A printing system is disposed along the path that includes at least one printhead for applying melted phase-change ink of at least one color to the media to form images thereon. A fixing assembly is disposed along the path downstream of the printing system that is configured to apply heat and/or pressure to the melted phase change ink of the images on the media. A coating system is disposed along the path downstream from the spreader. The coating system includes at least one printhead for applying a clear ink on top of the images formed on the media by the printing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Mantell, Mojgan Rabbani, Jule W. Thomas, JR.
  • Patent number: 7939134
    Abstract: A method for gumming a lithographic printing plate includes the steps of a) providing a lithographic printing plate including a lithographic image consisting of printing areas and non-printing areas, and b) jetting a gum solution with an inkjet printer to produce a hydrophilic protective layer on the non-printing areas. An inkjet printer includes a gum solution for producing a hydrophilic protective layer on the non-printing areas and a fluid for the formation of the printing areas of a lithographic image on a lithographic printing plate precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Emiel Verdonck, Joseph Vander Aa
  • Publication number: 20110104370
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to materials having a decorative pattern formed of glitter, and more particularly but not by way of limitation, to flower pot covers, floral wrappings, ribbon materials and decorative grasses made from such materials. In one aspect, the presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to methods for producing flower pot covers and methods of wrapping floral groupings and flower pots with a sheet of material having a decorative pattern formed of glitter to provide a decorative cover for such floral groupings and flower pots. In yet another aspect, the presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to methods of producing decorative grasses having a decorative pattern formed of glitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20110104456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decorative element including: A substrate (2) made of a material including cement hydrates and calcium hydroxide and/or carbonate; an intermediate layer (3) arranged on the substrate (2), including calcium hydroxide and/or carbonate; and a picture layer (7), arranged on the intermediate layer (3), including pigments. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing this decorative element and a method for manufacturing a decoration including the use of one or more of such decorative elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Laurent Boissin
  • Publication number: 20110097544
    Abstract: A coating method wherein in order to simplify the coating method and increase the flexibility thereof with respect to respective desired coatings, provision is made that a powder lacquer layer (3) is applied to a surface (2) of the component (1), and an imprint (4) is applied to the powder lacquer layer (3), preferably by an inkjet method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: DIEHL AIRCABIN GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias GRÜN, Dietmar VÖLKLE, Benedict MICHELIS, Florian HESSELBACH
  • Publication number: 20110084483
    Abstract: A threaded joint for pipes includes a pin member and a box member, the pin member having an external thread configured to correspond to an internal thread of the box member, a thread form of the internal and external threads having generally dovetail-shaped profile with stab flanks and load flanks and flat roots and crests, wherein the internal threads are increasing in width in one direction on the box and the external threads are increasing in width in the other direction on the pin, so the roots, crests, and flanks of the threads move together and form seals that resist the flow of fluids between the seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: TENARIS CONNECTIONS AG
    Inventor: Adrian Jose Nunez
  • Publication number: 20110081522
    Abstract: A three-dimensional foaming type transfer paper with an enhanced durability and a method for manufacturing the same is disclosed. The transfer paper includes a releasing agent layer having a releasing sheet and formed on the releasing sheet using transparent silicon; a fluorine coating layer formed on the releasing agent layer; a silicon rubber layer formed only on a portion of the fluorine coating layer on which printing is to be performed, through a silk screen process; a first fluoride polyester layer formed on the silicon rubber layer; a printed layer formed on the first fluoride polyester layer using ink; a second fluoride polyester layer formed on the printed layer; a first foaming layer formed partially on the second fluoride polyester layer; a second foaming layer formed on the first foaming layer; and a thermal adhesive resin layer formed on the second foaming layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: 3d TRANSFER PAPER DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Woon Kim
  • Publication number: 20110081489
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of forming a display blank having an encapsulated fragrance as well as a method of forming a removable reusable substrate having an encapsulated fragrance. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of providing a base sheet carrying at least one removable reusable substrate, printing indicia on the removable reusable substrate, applying a liquid laminate to at least a portion of the removable reusable substrate, and applying a liquid slurry containing an encapsulated fragrance to at least a portion of the removable reusable substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Brian P. Reid
  • Publication number: 20110030709
    Abstract: Cigarettes are manufactured using modified automated cigarette making apparatus. Those cigarettes possess smokable rods having wrapping paper having additive materials applied thereto as patterns. The additive materials, which can include a starch and/or a polymer, are applied to a continuous paper web either online or offline the cigarette making apparatus. The formulation can be applied to the paper web using application apparatus possessing a series of rollers. In particular, a wrapping paper for a smokable rod can include a pattern of bands having a water-insoluble material comprising a starch ester, a starch-coated inorganic filler, and/or a thermoplastic polymer in an amount such that the material is sufficiently deformable so as to (a) reduce an amount of pressure to apply the bands, (b) decrease paper diffusivity, and (c) maintain paper opacity at a level acceptable for commercial production of the smokable rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Andries D. Sebastian, Alan Benson Norman, Paul Stuart Chapman, Robert Leslie Oglesby, Scott William Foor
  • Patent number: 7875308
    Abstract: An organic EL device in which light-emitting efficiency, color purity and laser induced thermal imaging characteristics are improved by providing with an organic EL device comprising a first electrode, a hole transport layer, a light-emitting layer, and a second electrode, wherein the light-emitting layer uses a mixture of an optically active low molecular electric charge transport material and a high molecular light-emitting substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Doo Chin, Min Chul Suh, Mu Hyun Kim, Seong Taek Lee, Jang Hyuk Kwon
  • Patent number: 7871669
    Abstract: A method for producing a multilayer two-tone finish on a substrate such as an automobile or truck body or parts thereof. The method includes the steps of applying two different primers to a substrate, applying an accent color to a portion of the substrate and baking the applied coatings. The accent area is then masked and a main color is applied to the unmasked portion of the substrate. The mask is then removed from the accent color area, a clearcoat is applied to the applied main and accent colors and the substrate is baked to dry and cure the applied coating compositions. The clearcoat composition carbamate material, a curing agent and a hydroxy functional silane component. The method and the clearcoat composition provides a substantially durable and wrinkle free appearance and excellent adhesion to waterborne and solventborne basecoats, baked or unbaked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 7868060
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous ink with high storage stability and scratch resistance at such a high level that the coloring material of an image is not scraped off even when lightly touched with a sharp product. The aqueous ink includes a water-insoluble coloring material and plural polymers. The plural polymers include a polymer A which relatively contributes to dispersion of the water-insoluble coloring material and a polymer B which does not relatively contribute to the dispersion of the water-insoluble coloring material compared to the polymer A. The polymer A includes a block copolymer having an acid value of 120 mgKOH/g to 180 mgKOH/g and having an ethylene oxide group as a nonionic group. The polymer B has an acid value of 150 mgKOH/g or less and a hydrogen bond parameter (?h) of the polymer obtained by solubility parameters of monomers constituting the polymer of 1.0 cal0.5/cm1.5 or more and 3.2 cal0.5/cm1.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Sakai, Kousuke Yamasaki, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Itaru Tsuji, Aki Takano, Hideki Takayama, Shin-ichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7867563
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of mounting a plurality of components on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Arase, Tohru Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20100330334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an artificial leather and a method for manufacturing the same. According to the method of the invention, an elastic layer is disposed on a surface of a base material, a color pattern layer is disposed on an uneven surface of the elastic layer and a cover layer covers the color pattern layer, so as to form the artificial leather. The elastic layer includes a plurality of sparkling materials. By utilizing the sparkling materials, the color pattern layer and the uneven surface, the artificial leather has a sparkling effect at various angles by showing the gradation of the stacking particles (sparkling materials). In addition, the cover layer can protect the color pattern layer on the elastic layer, so that the color pattern layer has excellent sturdiness against peeling and light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chih Feng, Pai-Hsiang Wu, Jung-Ching Chang, Yuan-Fang Tsai, Jui-Che Chang
  • Publication number: 20100326348
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an instrument dial and its manufacturing method wherein it is possible to shorten a print time and achieve a reduction in cost. [Means for Resolution] An instrument dial with index portions 5 provided in background portions 3 and 4 by subjecting a substrate 1 to printing includes an underlying portion 2 configured of a screen print layer provided on the substrate 1; a first background portion 3 which, being configured of a screen print layer formed on the underlying portion 2, does not include the index portions 5; and second background portions 4 which are configured of a digital print layer formed on the underlying portion 2 and, as well as including the index portions 5, are continuous with the first background portion 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Oguro, Masato Obata, Yasuo Shimbo
  • Publication number: 20100323174
    Abstract: There are provided a metal film-carrying substrate including a substrate and a metal film with good adhesion to the substrate and being less dependent on temperature or humidity, and a method for preparation thereof. There are also provided a metal pattern material having a patterned metal portion with good adhesion to a substrate, being less dependent on temperature or humidity, and providing highly reliable insulation for a region where the patterned metal portion is not formed, and a method for preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Nagasaki, Takeyoshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20100323119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an organic film on a portion of the surface of a solid support made of (co)polymer, characterized in that it comprises the successive steps consisting in (i) subjecting said surface portion to an oxidizing treatment and (ii) grafting an organic film to said surface portion by radical chemical grafting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Thomas Berthelot, Alexandre Garcia, Sebastien Roussel, Fabien Nekelson
  • Publication number: 20100322055
    Abstract: An optical disc having a region with pre-recorded data and a recordable region, a method of fabricating the disc, a stamper for forming a disc master, and a recording device for use with the disc are disclosed. Data recorded in the recordable region may be used for activation of the disc, providing unique identification or enhancing program content on the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: John Matthew Town, Alan Bruce Hamersley, Holger Hofmann
  • Patent number: 7854965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming images or decorations on a support comprising the following steps in sequence: arranging at least one support; applying at least one coloring material onto at least one surface of said support; coating said at least one surface with at least one protecting compound; causing said protecting compound to harden thereby forming an uninterrupted fixing and protecting layer for said at least one coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Georgio Fedon & Figli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tomasella, Quintino Tome′
  • Patent number: 7854799
    Abstract: A non-aqueous inkjet ink includes a diketopyrrolo-pyrrole pigment and at least one polyalkyleneglycol dialkylether having a molecular weight of at least 250. Also, a method for manufacturing decorative laminates using the non-aqueous inkjet ink is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventor: Ivan Hoogmartens
  • Publication number: 20100316803
    Abstract: A solvent based elastomeric paint coating composition contains styrenic block copolymer, mineral oil, solvents, pigments, and additives. The paint coating composition dries to form a layer on a substrate. The paint layer has high elongation, tensile strength, and excellent shape retention after high velocity impact stress conditions. The elastomeric protective coating contains styrenic block copolymer, alkyl cyanoacrylate, mineral oil, solvents and additives. The protective coating composition dries to form a layer on the paint area. Beside the properties of protective layer have moderate elongation, tensile strength, the protective layer provides unexpectedly good scratch resistance on the paint coating area. The coating process can be applied by various methods including pad printing, screen printing, brushing, and spraying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Yuh-Jye Uang
  • Patent number: 7846501
    Abstract: Methods for making packaged consumer products are described. The methods generally include the steps of providing an opaque printed substrate, providing a plurality of individually wrapped disposable absorbent articles, and forming a package for containing the wrapped articles with the opaque printed substrate. The opaque printed substrate has a window section that contains ink that causes the over-wrapping material of the articles to appear to have a different color when viewed from outside of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: William Mercer Benson
  • Patent number: 7842344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of direct-write lithographic printing of proteins and peptides onto surfaces. In particular, the present invention relates to methods for creating protein and peptide arrays and compositions derived therefrom. Nanoscopic tips can be used to deposit the peptide or protein onto the surface to produce a pattern. The pattern can be dots or lines having dot diameter and line width of less than 1,000 nm. The tips and the substrate surfaces can be adapted for the peptide and protein lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Chad A. Mirkin, Jung-Hyurk Lim, David S. Ginger, Jwa-Min Nam, Ki-Bum Lee, Linette Demers, Albena Ivanisevic
  • Patent number: 7838134
    Abstract: A durable highly reflective silver mirror characterized by high reflectance in a broad spectral range of about 300 nm in the UV to the far infrared (˜10000 nm), as well as exceptional environmental durability. A high absorptivity metal underlayer is used which prevents the formation of a galvanic cell with a silver layer while increasing the reflectance of the silver layer. Environmentally durable overcoat layers are provided to enhance mechanical and chemical durability and protect the silver layer from corrosion and tarnishing, for use in a wide variety of surroundings or climates, including harsh or extreme environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse D. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20100291324
    Abstract: The invention is directed to copy protected paper, to a method for producing said paper, the use of a specific layer for copy protection of paper, and a method for protecting a printable paper from being copied. Copy protected paper comprising a printable paper having, on a side to be printed or a printed side, a first transparent layer, wherein said first transparent layer has a difference in refractive index with i) said paper; or ii) an optional second transparent layer being provided on said paper on the side to be printed or the printed side, wherein said difference in refractive index is at least 0.05.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Irene Antoinette Petra Hovens, Lawrence Fabian Batenburg, Johannes Wilhelmus Timmermans, Cornelis Hermanus Arnoldus Rentrop, Jan Matthijs Jetten, Daniël Hendrik Turkenburg
  • Patent number: 7833582
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the production of a region-wise metallization on a carrier substrate, wherein the carrier substrate is at least region-wise provided with a soluble colored first layer which on its side remote from the carrier substrate is provided over its full area with a metal layer, as well as a transfer film with a region-wise metalization and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ludwig Brehm, Heinrich Wild
  • Publication number: 20100285271
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube assembly comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged into a patterned frame and extending from a base of the patterned frame to a face of the patterned frame, the patterned frame having a height of at least about 10 ?m or greater. At least one passage extends through or is defined in the patterned frame, the at least one passage extending from the base of the patterned frame to the face of the patterned frame. An interstitial material at least partially fills interstices between at least some of the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Robert C. Davis, Richard R. Vanfleet, David N. Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20100285279
    Abstract: Methods and associated structures of forming a microelectronic device are described. Those methods may include forming a first block on a nanodot material, forming a first spacer on the first block, removing the first block to form a free standing spacer, removing exposed portions of the nanodot material and then the free standing spacer to form nanowires, forming a second block at an angle to a length of the nanowires, forming a second spacer on the second block, forming a second free standing spacer on the nanowires by removing the second block, and removing exposed portions of the nanowires and then the second free standing spacer to form an ordered array of nanodots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Doyle, Been-Yih Jin, Jack Kavalieros, Robert Chau
  • Patent number: 7829146
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for neutralizing a stain on a surface. The compositions useful in the present disclosure include a composition that is formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. If desired, the composition may be substantially removed from the surface to remove a portion or substantially all of the stain before being affixed to the surface. If a user desires to remove the composition from the surface, the composition is formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. If the user desires to affix the composition to the surface in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, the composition may be affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example, heat, pressure, emitted waves, an emitted electrical field, a magnetic field, and/or a chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan N. Shah, James F. Kimball, Marcia L. Santaga, Eric J. Minor
  • Publication number: 20100279013
    Abstract: A painting device for painting a curved surface (102) of an object (101), with a paint material ejection device (103), with a guide device (104, 105) and with a control device. The paint material ejection device (103) is designed for ejecting paint material. By means of the guide device (104, 105) the paint material ejection device (103) can be mechanically guided along a curved surface of an object. By means of the control device the paint material ejection device (103) and the guide device (104, 105) can be controlled in such a way that by means of guiding the paint material ejection device (103) along a predefinable path and by means of predefinable ejection of paint from the paint material ejection device (103) along the predefinable path a curved surface (102) of an object (101) to be painted can be painted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Eckart Frankenberger, Thorsten Bergemann, Heinz-Detlef Naeve
  • Publication number: 20100276595
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multiband infrared (IR) detector array includes a metallic surface having a plurality of periodic resonant structures configured to resonantly transmit electromagnetic energy in distinct frequency bands. A plurality of pixels on the array each include at least first and second resonant structures corresponding to first and second wavelengths. For each pixel, the first and second resonant structures have an associated detector and are arranged such that essentially all of the electromagnetic energy at the first wavelength passes through the first resonant structure onto the first detector, and essentially all of the electromagnetic energy at the second wavelength passes through the second resonant structure onto the second detector. In one embodiment, the resonant structures are apertures or slots, and the IR detectors may be mercad telluride configured to absorb radiation in the 8-12 ?m band. Detection of more than two wavelengths may be achieved by proper scaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Deborah J. Kirby, Terence J. De Lyon, David T. Chang, Frederic P. Stratton, Daniel J. Gregoire, Jeffery J. Puschell
  • Patent number: 7824734
    Abstract: A method and associated substrate is provided for applying a layer or pattern of metal on a substrate. The method includes providing a target substrate, immobilizing a layer of polymeric material on the target substrate, and applying and immobilizing a layer or pattern of metal on the layer of polymeric material on the target substrate using a stamp onto which the layer or pattern of metal has previously been applied, by bringing the stamp into conformal contact with the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Inventors: Jurina Wessels, Bjoern Luessem, Akio Yasuda, Daniel Schwaab, Dirk Mayer, Andreas Offenhaeusser, Sandra Gilles
  • Publication number: 20100272898
    Abstract: A method for preparing a selectively permeable protective structure. The selectively permeable structure comprises a membrane having a moisture vapor permeation value of at least 200 g-mil/m2/24 h and barrier to liquid water, and a supporting substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: John Chu Chen, Donna Lynn Visioli
  • Publication number: 20100266768
    Abstract: A method of doping at least one element in an array of elements on a substrate is disclosed. The method comprises providing at least one microfluidic channel passing from a first location external of the at least one element to a second location in fluidic communication with the at least one element. A dopant fluid is passed through the at least one microfluidic channel to the at least one element for doping the at least one element. A corresponding apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Abu Samah Zuruzi
  • Publication number: 20100266793
    Abstract: A housing includes a plastic substrate, a supporting layer, a hair line layer, a decorative layer, and a transparent protection layer. The supporting layer, the hair line layer, the decorative layer, and the transparent protection layer are formed on the substrate in that order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicants: FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JEN-HONG HSU, HE-XING FU, HAI-PENG YAN, YONG YANG, LIANG-BAO TAO, CHANG-SHUANG ZHU, YU-GUO ZHANG, HAI-LIN CHEN
  • Publication number: 20100251955
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for activation of at least one element is disclosed. The apparatus (1) comprises at least one activation layer (20), at least one migration layer (40) arranged at the at least one activation layer (20) and being permeable to a fluid (70). The fluid (70) causes in use a change of doping level in the at least one activation layer (20) which activates the at least one element. The element may comprise an electrochromic display element (220), an electrical switch, a time controlled resistor, a galvanic element (210) or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT MÜNSTER
    Inventor: Meinhard Knoll
  • Patent number: 7803420
    Abstract: Method of and apparatus for depositing a spacer on a substrate is provided. The invention includes depositing a first ink including an adhesive agent on a first area of the substrate and depositing a second ink including supporting elements on a second area of the substrate, the second area greater than and encompassing the first area. A portion of the second ink evaporates such that the supporting elements within the second ink migrate into the first area and bond to the adhesive agent in the first ink, forming a spacer. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Si-Kyoung Kim, Sheng Sun, John M. White
  • Publication number: 20100239850
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite material includes providing a free-standing carbon nanotube structure having a plurality of carbon nanotubes, introducing at least two reacting materials into the carbon nanotube structure to form a reacting layer, activating the reacting materials to grow a plurality of nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles are spaced from each other and coated on a surface of each of the carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicants: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Ping Wang, Kai-Li Jiang, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20100233370
    Abstract: A silicone coating is applied to fabrics to increase the abrasion resistance while enhancing the natural absorbency and breathability. These fabrics can be used for a variety of applications such as components for shoes, inkjet receptive media, automotive air bags, facing for insulation, tapes and other uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Robert T. Francis, Albert E. Ortega
  • Publication number: 20100225019
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a synthetic leather formed with a pattern includes a mixing step (A) in which at least a first material and a second material are properly mixed in proportion into a mixture; a first coating step (B) in which the mixture is coated on a substrate to form a blocking layer; a printing step (C) in which a determined pattern is printed on the surface of blocking layer to form a pattern layer; and a second coating step (D) in which at least the mixture is coated on the pattern layer to form a surface layer, thereby a product being finished. Thus, the pattern layer may be sandwiched between the blocking layer and the surface layer, which prevents the pattern layer contacting the substrate or outside from fading in color and shedding off and prevents the child from eating, by accident, the fall-off pattern layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Lung-Wen CHOU
  • Patent number: 7790237
    Abstract: A multilayer film formed by a solution process. The multilayer film includes a plurality of basic film structures positioned in contiguous overlying relationship to form a common multilayer film. Each of the plurality of basic film structures includes one of: a first two-layer structure with a first layer including either a polymer material or an organic material and a second layer including a functionalized inorganic material; a second two-layer structure with a first layer including either a polymer material or an organic material and a second layer including either a polymer binder and/or an organic binder; and a three layer structure with a first layer including either a polymer material or an organic material, a second layer including a functionalized inorganic material, and a third layer including one of a polymer binder and/or an organic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: CBRITE Inc.
    Inventors: Xiong Gong, Gang Yu
  • Publication number: 20100206811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to semipermeable membranes with nanotubes dispersed therein, and the methods of preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: How Yong Ng, Wei Duan
  • Publication number: 20100209677
    Abstract: [Problems] There is provided an image recording method that provides resulting images with an excellent gloss and an improved closeness of contact with the recording medium used. [Solving Means] An image recording method including a first step for recording a glossy image layer on a recording medium using a glossy ink composition containing a metal pigment and a second step for recording a finishing layer on the glossy image layer using a black ink composition to reduce the brightness of the glossy image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi SANO, Seishin Yoshida, Kiyohiko Takemoto
  • Patent number: 7771791
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for producing a structured material, comprising the steps of forming a film on a substrate, forming a plurality of holes in a first region of the film, forming a plurality of holes composed of a hole wall member different from a hole wall member of the holes contained in the first region in a second region other than the first region, filling the holes in the first and second regions with the same material, and modifying the material in at least one region of the first and second regions by a heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miki Ueda, Shigeru Ichihara, Toru Den
  • Patent number: 7771781
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an anti-glare film and a manufacturing method thereof, in which undesired image capturing caused by outside light and lowered contrast are effectively inhibited without lowering sharpness of a high quality image via miniaturization of a pixel size, and a desired micro-roughened structure is stably formed effectively with good productivity, and further to provide an anti-glaring anti-reflection film, a polarizing plate, and a display thereof. Disclosed is a manufacturing method of an anti-glare film possessing the step of forming a roughened structure with ink adhesion portions and unfinished ink adhesion portions, provided on a substrate film surface via flexographic printing, employing a seamless resin plate having a diameter of 50-1000 mm and a rubber hardness degree of 30-80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Sota Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7763319
    Abstract: A method of orienting microphase-separated domains is disclosed, comprising applying a composition comprising an orientation control component, and a block copolymer assembly component comprising a block copolymer having at least two microphase-separated domains in which the orientation control component is substantially immiscible with the block copolymer assembly component upon forming a film; and forming a compositionally vertically segregated film on the surface of the substrate from the composition. The orientation control component and block copolymer segregate during film forming to form the compositionally vertically-segregated film on the surface of a substrate, where the orientation control component is enriched adjacent to the surface of the compositionally segregated film adjacent to the surface of the substrate, and the block copolymer assembly is enriched at an air-surface interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, Ho-Cheol Kim, Daniel P. Sanders, Linda Sundberg
  • Patent number: 7758922
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of pretreatment and/or precoating of nonabsorbent substrates and/or nonabsorbent support materials, in particular of plastics, metals or glass, for ink printing or inkjet printing with water-based ink with a pretreatment solution and/or coating. The method includes applying at least one initiator which physically or chemically induces a sufficiently rapid reduction of the flowability of the ink to the substrate and/or support material, giving a defined ink distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Tritron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jens Simon
  • Patent number: 7754285
    Abstract: A coating method for forming a plurality of layers over a continuously traveling band-shaped substrate, including the steps of: forming a lower layer by coating a first coating liquid, and forming an upper layer over the lower layer by coating a second coating liquid including a composition substantially identical to or different from a composition of the first coating liquid; and applying an undercoating liquid to an uncoated portion before coating the second coating liquid when the uncoated portion is generated during forming the lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Kanke, Hiromu Andou, Hideaki Kominami
  • Patent number: 7744964
    Abstract: A method for forming an optically variable device upon a substrate comprises the steps of: patterning a reflective layer on the substrate using an oil-ablation technique; removing oil residue from the first side of the substrate using a first glow discharge; and depositing thin-film layers so as to be supported by the substrate to form the optically variable device. Optionally, oil residue is removed from the second side of the substrate using a second glow discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Roger W. Phillips, Keith Hollingsworth, Vladimir P. Raksha
  • Publication number: 20100151209
    Abstract: The present invention employs the totally printable process to fabricate an organic/inorganic multi-layered laminate gas barrier film. Such totally printable process is simple with lower costs. Moreover, through the pattern design, the adhesion between the organic and inorganic layers is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Liang-You Jiang, Pao-Ming Tsai, Jhen-Hao Jiang