Final Coating Nonuniform Patents (Class 427/261)
  • Patent number: 11390531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mesoporous film structure having ultra-large pores therein and a method of manufacturing the same, which includes, The manufacturing method includes a pretreatment step of pretreating a support so that micelles and silica are deposited on the support, a micelle formation step of mixing a cationic surfactant and an anionic co-surfactant for forming the micelles at a predetermined ratio in a support-carried water tank prepared in the pretreatment step, followed by heating, thus forming enlarged micelles on the support through magnetic bonding of the cationic surfactant and the anionic co-surfactant, a silica deposition step of supplying a silica precursor solution to the water tank, followed by heating, thus depositing silica on the support after the micelle formation step, and a washing step of washing the support so that residual materials (containing the micelles) are removed after the silica deposition step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Joon Seok Lee, In Ae Lee, Hui Jin Jung, Seok Lee, Deok Ha Woo
  • Patent number: 11330928
    Abstract: The invention discloses a manufacturing method for a soup pot with partial concave-convex patterns on an outer surface thereof. The method comprises: preparing a plane blank for forming a pot body; screen-printing a layer of ink with preset patterns on a surface of the blank of the pot body; screen-printing a layer of ink with preset patterns on a bottom surface of the blank of the pot body; etching at positions where no patterns occurs on the surface of the blank of the pot body; stretching the blank of the pot body to form a soup pot, and flashing the edge of the pot body; and spraying a nonstick pan coating on the blank of the pot body, and polishing with abrasive paper at positions where the convex patterns occur and where no pattern occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGMEN YISHAN METAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changho Lee
  • Patent number: 11255044
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method performed on a fabric to which a hydrotropic agent is attached includes attaching an ink jet composition for textile printing including a metal complex salt dye, in which a hue angle ?h° defined in CIELAB color space on printed textiles after printing is in a range of 260° or more and 310° or less, to the fabric using an ink jet method, in which there is a region in which a value of a ratio of a mass of the metal complex salt dye with respect to a total mass of dyes included in the ink jet composition for textile printing is 0.6 or more and 1.0 or less, and a value of a ratio of mass of the metal complex salt dye with respect to a mass of the hydrotropic agent in the fabric is 0.2 or more and 1.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Miyajima, Yuki Wakushima, Nao Kozaka, Hideki Oguchi, Takuya Sonoyama
  • Patent number: 11106953
    Abstract: Apparatuses and embodiments related to compensated laser cutting of labels. A computer system receives an image of a label, and rasterizes the image. The computer system determines how much of each type of printer ink of a label printer to deposit at each pixel location of the image. The computer system determines which pixels intersect a cut line, and determines the characteristics of the ink of the pixels, such as the quantity or thickness of the ink at the pixel locations. The computer system determines laser data including power, cut speed, and/or frequency of a laser that is tuned to accurately cut through the ink that forms the image, the material(s) of the label, and the adhesive that removably adheres the label to base material(s), but to not excessively damage the base material(s). A laser cutting system uses the laser data to control a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: John Edward Hennessy
  • Patent number: 10950887
    Abstract: A solid-state lithium-based battery is provided in which the formation of lithium islands (i.e., lumps) during a charging/recharging cycle is reduced, or even eliminated. Reduction or elimination of lithium islands (i.e., lumps) can be provided by forming a lithium nucleation enhancement liner between a lithium-based solid-state electrolyte layer and a top electrode of a solid-state lithium based battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel P. de Souza, Yun Seog Lee, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10701812
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to switchgear cabinets comprising at least one switchboard having at least one base plate on which electrical switching elements are arranged and electrically interconnected. In this regard, the invention relates, in particular, to a method for manufacturing a switchgear cabinet of the said type. It is proposed to manufacture the switchgear cabinet or the electrical components thereof using three-dimensional printing technology to the greatest possible extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Fenker
  • Patent number: 10676631
    Abstract: There is provided an ink set for ink-jet printing comprising an aqueous ink and a reaction liquid, wherein the aqueous ink contains an emulsion, a surfactant, an organic solvent, a pigment, and water, the reaction liquid contains an aggregating agent, 1,2-alkanediol, a glycol ether-based solvent and/or a glycol ether acetate-based solvent, and water, and the emulsion has a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or higher. The ink set for ink-jet printing is provided with an aqueous ink excellent in the discharge stability, and can form an image excellent in coated film properties such as the rubbing resistance and the adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Uotome, Katsuyuki Kito, Kaori Kitabatake
  • Patent number: 10599960
    Abstract: Apparatuses and embodiments related to compensated laser cutting of labels. A computer system receives an image of a label, and rasterizes the image. The computer system determines how much of each type of printer ink of a label printer to deposit at each pixel location of the image. The computer system determines which pixels intersect a cut line, and determines the characteristics of the ink of the pixels, such as the quantity or thickness of the ink at the pixel locations. The computer system determines laser data including power, cut speed, and/or frequency of a laser that is tuned to accurately cut through the ink that forms the image, the material(s) of the label, and the adhesive that removably adheres the label to base material(s), but to not excessively damage the base material(s). A laser cutting system uses the laser data to control a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: John Edward Hennessy
  • Patent number: 10545158
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for determining concentrations of a target molecule and a variant thereof in a sample. The sample can comprise or be suspected to comprise a target molecule and at least one variant thereof and is exposed to one or more recognition elements that bind to the target molecule and/or the at least one variant. A signal is detected that is associated with the binding of the target molecule and/or a signal is detected that is associated with the binding of the at least one variant to the one or more recognition elements. The concentration of the target molecule and/or the at least one variant thereof is determined based on the signals. The system can comprise a receiver adapted to receive a sample comprising or suspected to comprise a target molecule and the at least one variant thereof, the receiver comprising one or more recognition elements that bind to one or more epitopes in the target molecule and/or the at least one variant thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Brian Michael Cummins, Frances Smith Ligler, Glenn Walker
  • Patent number: 10501653
    Abstract: A pretreatment liquid for use in ink jet pigment textile printing contains at least one of a resin dispersion and a cross-linker, a lubricant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kohei Ishida
  • Patent number: 10247736
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for evaluating the risk of preterm birth in pregnant subjects. The methods involve detecting and quantifying one or more biomarkers associated with preterm birth in a biological sample from the subject. Also described herein are isolated biomarkers and kits useful in predicting the risk of preterm birth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION, IHC HEALTH SERVICES
    Inventors: Steven William Graves, Michael Sean Esplin, Craig Dan Thulin
  • Patent number: 10130220
    Abstract: A floor support structure for a bathtub or a shower tray floor, taking the form of a separate element to be used in conjunction with a traditional bathtub or shower tray floor, or as a unitary shower tray floor formed with the support structure integrated therein. The supports include a hollow plastic shell having a lower surface for lying on a planar subfloor, an upper surface contoured to the desired shape and a peripheral sidewall extending there between. Preferably, a drain hole is formed in the plastic shell which also interconnects the upper and lower surfaces thereby defining a hollow interior cavity. The cavity is filled with expandable thermoplastic foam beads which are expanded in place with steam in order to substantially fill the interior cavity thermally bonding the beads together and to the shell interior wall. The expanded foam bead is capable of being compressed without substantial permanent set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Richard W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9873814
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a white coloring material, polymer particles, and a solvent, the polymer particles satisfying the relationship represented by the following expression (1). Y?0.33X+20??(1) where X is an average particle size D50 (nm) and Y is a melting start temperature (° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Toshihiro Yoshimura, Yasuyuki Kagawa, Yukiko Egami, Hiroshi Maekawa, Hiroko Wachi, Tsuyoshi Sano, Akira Mizutani, Atsushi Denda
  • Patent number: 9857906
    Abstract: A touch window includes a substrate including an active region and an unactive region, a resin layer provided on the substrate. The resin layer includes an intaglio part and an embossment part adjacent to the intaglio part, and an electrode layer in the intaglio part. The embossment part includes a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Duck Hoon Park, Ki Young Kwon, Soo Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9840577
    Abstract: Compositions and/or structures of degradable shape memory polymers (SMPs) ranging in form from neat/unfoamed to ultra low density materials of down to 0.005 g/cc density. These materials show controllable degradation rate, actuation temperature and breadth of transitions along with high modulus and excellent shape memory behavior. A method of m ly low density foams (up to 0.005 g/cc) via use of combined chemical and physical aking extreme blowing agents, where the physical blowing agents may be a single compound or mixtures of two or more compounds, and other related methods, including of using multiple co-blowing agents of successively higher boiling points in order to achieve a large range of densities for a fixed net chemical composition. Methods of optimization of the physical properties of the foams such as porosity, cell size and distribution, cell openness etc. of these materials, to further expand their uses and improve their performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Pooja Singhal, Thomas S. Wilson, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Duncan J. Maitland
  • Patent number: 9709558
    Abstract: The invention provides arrays of compound for use in profiling samples. The arrays include compounds bind to components of the samples at relatively low affinities. The avidity of compounds binding to components of the samples can be increased by forming arrays such that multivalent components of the samples (e.g., antibodies or cells) can bind to more than one molecule of a compound at the same time. When a sample is applied to an array under such conditions, the compounds of the array bind to component(s) of the sample with significantly different avidities generating a profile characteristic of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Stephen Albert Johnston, Phillip Stafford
  • Patent number: 9708441
    Abstract: A low temperature shape memory thermosetting epoxy has a epoxy, a curing agent, a modifying material and a functional material. The curing agent is fatty amine, polyamide and aromatic amino compound. The modifying material is polyester polyol, polyether polyol, aromatic diamine, and silicon compound. The functional material is boron trifluoride, terminal carboxyl group, calcium carbonate, pigment, and mixture thereof. Thus, the epoxy is deformable and is shape memorable under room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Plactis Industry Development Center
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Lo, Chi-An Huang
  • Patent number: 9601711
    Abstract: A composition for forming a transparent electrode is to form a conductive polymer layer on a transparent substrate. The composition includes: a conductive polymer; a self-dispersing polymer dispersible in an aqueous solvent; water; a polar solvent other than water; and a glycol ether. The self-dispersing polymer is a self-dispersing polymer containing a dissociable group and having a glass transition temperature of 25° C. or more and 80° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takeda, Takatoshi Suematsu
  • Patent number: 9511266
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a game ball and methods for creating a textured graphic or stripe on the game ball, specifically on a panel of natural full-grain leather. Briefly, the full-grain leather panel is stamped with a textured plate to form a textured area. A graphic or stripe is then applied on the textured area. The resulting game ball has textured graphics or stripes with improved wear and good grip and handling characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PSI 91, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis S. Swiszcz
  • Patent number: 9464185
    Abstract: A marking system comprises a substrate having a surface coated with a color-triggering developer and a deactivating ink composition; and a marking composition comprising at least one color precursor. At least one “non-color developing portion” of the surface is coated with both the color-triggering developer and the deactivating ink composition, and at least one “color-developing portion” of the surface is coated with the color-triggering developer and is not coated with the deactivating ink composition. Color development occurs at the color-developing portion(s) and does not occur at the non-color developing portion(s) upon application of the marking composition to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Luis Rodrigo Pineiro, Robert Nicholas Amabile
  • Patent number: 9365735
    Abstract: In a non-aqueous pigment ink that includes pigment, a non-aqueous solvent, and a non-aqueous resin that functions to disperse pigment dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, the non-aqueous solvent includes a hydrocarbon based non polar solvent at 50% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of solvent. The non-aqueous resin is an acrylic polymer having a comb shaped structure, in which alkyl groups having carbon numbers from 8 to 18 and urethane groups form side chains on a (meth)acrylate main chain. The acrylic polymer is a copolymer of an alkyl(meth)acrylate (A) having alkyl groups with a carbon number from 8 to 18, a reactive (meth)acrylate (B) having functional groups that react with amino groups, and a monomer (C) having ?-diketone groups or ?-keto acid ester groups, into which the urethane groups are introduced by reactions between the functional groups that react with amino groups, amino alcohol, and a multivalent isocyanate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hosoya, Toshihiro Endo, Syotaro Kon
  • Patent number: 9272541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention take advantage of the change in gloss caused by overprinting a printed image with clear ink. Embodiments of the invention thus implement gloss control functionality in a printer without the requirements of a pin and cure or other known systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Heath
  • Patent number: 9212289
    Abstract: A non-aqueous pigment ink is provided, wherein the non-aqueous pigment ink comprises a pigment complex including a pigment, a dispersant comprising a functional group having reactivity with a polyvalent isocyanate compound, and a polyvalent isocyanate compound, and a non-aqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manami Shimizu, Yoshifumi Watanabe, Kyoko Tsumura
  • Patent number: 9207501
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display panel includes a driving substrate and an electrophoretic display substrate. The driving substrate includes a first base material, driving electrode patterns, conductive lines, and a shielding layer. The first base material has a first configuration region and a second configuration region. The driving electrode patterns are located inside the first configuration region. The conductive lines are respectively connected to the driving electrode patterns and respectively extend from the first configuration region to the second configuration region. The shielding layer shields the conductive lines and exposes the driving electrode patterns. The electrophoretic display substrate includes a second base material located opposite to the first base material, an electrode layer, and display media. The electrode layer is disposed on the second base material and between the first and second base materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Hsu-Cheng Yeh, Ming-Chuan Hung
  • Patent number: 9174433
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for preventing oxidation or contamination during a circuit printing operation. The circuit printing operation can be directed to OLED-type printing. In an exemplary embodiment, the printing process is conducted at a load-locked printer housing having one or more of chambers. Each chamber is partitioned from the other chambers by physical gates or fluidic curtains. A controller coordinates transportation of a substrate through the system and purges the system by timely opening appropriate gates. The controller may also control the printing operation by energizing the print-head at a time when the substrate is positioned substantially thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Sass Somekh, Eliyahu Vronsky, Conor Madigan
  • Patent number: 9061453
    Abstract: A method of making a garment material, comprising: providing a substrate formed of yarn, the substrate having interstices through it; applying a polymeric material to the substrate, the polymeric material having fibers suspended in it; coagulating at least some of the polymeric material onto the substrate to form a composite layer of the polymeric material and the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ATG Ceylon (Private) Limited
    Inventors: John A. Taylor, Agampodi Sunsil Shantha Mendis, Mohammed Fazal Abdeen, Howard W. T. Goth
  • Publication number: 20150118460
    Abstract: Non-conductive films for constructing lighter than air balloons are provided. A non-conductive film may comprise multiple layers of gas barrier polymers. An outer surface printable layer and an interior heat or ultrasonically sealable layer may also be included. Each gas barrier film may comprise multiple (e.g., from 3 to approximately 75) barrier layers. A gas barrier core has a nano-layer structure. A gas barrier core may also comprise a biodegradable film or a bio-based film. A non-conductive film may comprise a metal layer for enhancing gas barrier properties. The metal layer may be discontinuous. The metal layer may be conductive and coated with an insulating top coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: San Diego Gas & Electric Company c/o Sempra Energy
    Inventors: ELDRIDGE M. MOUNT, III, DENIS S. SANFORD
  • Patent number: 9005709
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a substrate for transfer printing using a concave-convex structure and a substrate for transfer printing fabricated thereby. The method includes preparing a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; forming a sacrificial layer along the concave-convex structure on the handling substrate; coating a polymer on the handling substrate having the sacrificial layer formed thereon to form a polymer substrate having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure; and removing the sacrificial layer from the handling substrate. The substrate includes a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; and a polymer substrate placed on the concave-convex structure and having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure of the handling substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heung Cho Ko, Seok Ho Kim, Jongwon Yoon, Young Kyu Hwang, Su Ok Yun, Hun Soo Jang, Seong-Ju Park, Hyun-A Cho, Byeong-Il Noh, Jaeyi Chun
  • Patent number: 9005708
    Abstract: An ink jettable underprint composition includes a reversible polymer material, which can reversibly transition between a liquid state and a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions, wherein upon cooling, the reversible polymer material transitions from a liquid state to a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions within a time period of less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Mayo, Stephan Drappel, C. Geoffrey Allen, Biby E. Abraham, Sonja Hadzidedic
  • Patent number: 9005756
    Abstract: Disclosed are block copolymer nanostructures formed on surface patterns different from nanostructure of the block copolymer and preparation methods thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sang Ouk Kim, Dong Ok Shin, Bong Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8999445
    Abstract: A method for producing a glass or glass ceramic composite material with a metallic decorative appearance is provided. The method includes: applying a layer onto a glass or glass ceramic substrate, the layer comprising a sol-gel and/or a polysiloxane; patterning the layer; and applying a metallic-looking layer onto the patterned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Inka Henze, Stefan Spengler, Matthias Bockmeyer, Eveline Rudigier-Voigt, Tamara Sweeck, Oliver Gros
  • Patent number: 8999444
    Abstract: An ink jettable overprint composition includes a reversible polymer material, which can reversibly transition between a liquid state and a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions, wherein upon cooling, the reversible polymer material transitions from a liquid state to a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions within a time period of less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Mayo, Stephan Drappel, C. Geoffrey Allen, Biby E. Abraham, Sonja Hadzidedic
  • Publication number: 20150093507
    Abstract: A method of producing a structure containing a phase-separated structure, the method including: a step of forming a layer of a neutralization film; a step of form a layer containing a mixture of a plurality of block copolymers having different periods; and a step of phase-separating the layer containing the plurality of block copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Daiju Shiono, Ken Miyagi, Tasuku Matsumiya, Kenichiro Miyashita, Katsumi Ohmori
  • Publication number: 20150093506
    Abstract: A method of making an article of manufacture is provided and includes the steps of spraying a first coating onto a substrate, and depositing a second coating on the first coating by 3-D printing a material disposed in a pattern. The pattern includes ridges disposed at a base surface of a turbine part. Each ridge defined by first and second sidewalls, each sidewall having a first and second end. The ends extend from the base surface, the sidewalls slope toward each other until meeting at second ends of respective first and second sidewalls defining a centerline and a top portion of the ridge. The sidewalls are inclined with substantially equal but opposite slopes with respect to the base surface. The ridges correspond to a back portion of a turbine bucket and are oriented at a first angle with respect to an axis of rotation of the bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Vincent Bucci, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Prabhjot Singh
  • Publication number: 20150079308
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating composition and coated film having the coating composition adhered thereto in which the coating composition comprises particulate filler; binder composition comprising acrylic polymer and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers; non-cross-linking adhesion promoter; and optionally urethane polymer, styrene-acrylic copolymer, or a combination thereof; and wherein cross-linker(s) are substantially absent from the composition; and wherein the coated film has a 45° Gloss (ASTM D2457) of less than 30 or 25 or 20 or 15. The coated film is useful for pressure sensitive labels for thermal transfer ribbon printing labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Jindal Films Americas LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Gringoire, David A. Liestman
  • Patent number: 8980408
    Abstract: A liquid composition containing: a water-soluble cationic polymer obtained by polymerizing monomers containing epihalohydrin and at least one of amine and amide; and water, wherein the liquid composition is for agglutinating negatively charged particles which are dispersed in a dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Gotou, Hidetoshi Fujii, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Patent number: 8980373
    Abstract: A semi cured supported elastomeric glove with enhanced gripping surfaces achieved by the method of transferring of patterns by compression molding, including a plurality of concave indentations of any pattern and molded into the gripping surfaces of the semi cured glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dipped Products PLC
    Inventors: Lakshman Premal Nethsinghe, Rajapakshe Mudiyanselage Tilokraj Premarathna, Kariyawasam Ampegama Gamage Gamini Kularatne, Raja Nihal Kurunduwa Hewage
  • Publication number: 20150068659
    Abstract: A decorative paper, which is suitable for inkjet printing, includes a base paper, on which a top-coating forms a coated base paper. The decorative paper contains one or more pigments and substantially all the pigments are present in the top-coating. A process of preparing the decorative paper and the use of such a paper for producing laminates, furniture and customized décor applications are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Anna Karolina Stawicka, Koert Johannes Sportel, Cornelis Hendricus Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 8974859
    Abstract: Methods of pressure coating a target surface of an article comprising one or more grooves formed in an outer surface of an article include fluidly connecting a pressure masker comprising a pressurized masking fluid to one or more coolant supply holes on a first side of the article. The one or more coolant supply holes in fluidic communication with the one or more grooves. Passing the pressurized masking fluid through the one or more grooves from the first side to a second side comprising the target surface at a pressure less than the coating pressure of the coating material, and, coating the target surface with the coating material to allow the coating material to bridge over the one or more grooves and form one or more micro-channels. The pressurized masking fluid passing through the one or more grooves prevents the coating material from permanently altering a cross sectional area of the one or more grooves along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20150064452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a body, especially a cutting element, at least partially comprising a coating, whereby the coating is formed from one or more coating layers, whereby at least one coating layer comprises aluminum, titanium and nitrogen or is formed from these elements. According to the invention, the coating layer with aluminum, titanium and nitrogen at least partially comprises lamellae having a lamellar thickness of less than 100 nm, whereby the lamellae comprise successive sections having different phases. The invention further relates to a method for coating a body, especially a cutting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Reinhard Pitonak, Arno Koepf, Ronald Weissenbacher
  • Patent number: 8968824
    Abstract: A silver conductive film is formed on a substrate in a continuous roll-to-roll system by applying a fine silver particle dispersing solution, which contains 30 to 70 wt % of fine silver particles dispersed in a water based dispersing medium, to a halide, such as a chlorine compound, which is applied to the substrate, by flexographic printing, and thereafter, heating the substrate at 60 to 200° C. for 0.1 to 5 seconds in an infrared (IR) heating open, which is installed on the printing path, to carry out calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Mastropietro, Kimitaka Sato, Hidefumi Fujita
  • Patent number: 8962073
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for depositing films on a substrate which may form part of an LED or other types of display. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to an apparatus for depositing ink on a substrate. The apparatus includes a chamber for receiving ink; a discharge nozzle having an inlet port and an outlet port, the discharge nozzle receiving a quantity of ink from the chamber at the inlet port and dispensing the quantity of ink from the outlet port; and a dispenser for metering the quantity of ink from the chamber to the inlet port of the discharge nozzle; wherein the chamber receives ink in liquid form having a plurality of suspended particles and the quantity of ink is pulsatingly metered from the chamber to the discharge nozzle; and the discharge nozzle evaporates the carrier liquid and deposits the solid particles on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jianglong Chen, Conor F. Madigan, Martin A. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150044372
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment agent used for forming an image on fabric, containing a resin emulsion and a metal salt. A pH of the treatment agent is in a range from 5.5 to 9. The pH may be adjusted using a pH adjuster. Examples of the pH adjuster include sodium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, calcium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, triethanolamine, and N-butyl diethanolamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Goro Okada, Reiko Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8951602
    Abstract: A method for depositing high aspect ratio molecular structures (HARMS), which method comprises applying a force upon an aerosol comprising one or more HARM-structures, which force moves one or more HARM-structures based on one or more physical features and/or properties towards one or more predetermined locations for depositing one or more HARM-structures in a pattern by means of an applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canatu Oy
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen, David Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20150037539
    Abstract: Glass or glass ceramic substrates are provided that have a decorative coating. Methods for coating a glass or glass ceramic substrate with a decorative coating are also provided. In the method, a first, textured layer is applied which is filled with a further layer, so that a layer material of graded composition is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Silke Knoche, Angelina Milanovska, Lutz Klippe, Ulf Hoffmann, Ella Ruhl
  • Publication number: 20150034593
    Abstract: A method of producing a structure containing a phase-separated structure, including: forming a layer including a neutralization film on a substrate; forming a layer containing a block copolymer on the layer including the neutralization film, the PA block and PB block being mutually bonded in the block copolymer, and the PB block including a structural unit other than a structural unit constituting the PA block; and subjecting the layer containing the block copolymer to an annealing treatment, such that, in the case where a surface free energy of the PA block, a surface free energy of the PB block and a surface free energy of the neutralization film are represented by a coordinate point A of the PA block, a coordinate point B of the PB block and a coordinate point N of the neutralization film, respectively in the plane of coordinates, the coordinate point N of the neutralization film is within the predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tasuku Matsumiya, Takehiro Seshimo, Ken Miyagi, Takaya Maehashi, Takahiro Dazai, Yoshiyuki Utsumi
  • Patent number: 8939156
    Abstract: Wrapper for cigarette manufacture includes transversely extending band regions applied by a printing technique, such as gravure printing. The band regions comprise starch, an anti-wrinkling agent such as 1,2 propylene glycol or glycerin, and optionally calcium carbonate. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Rajesh K. Garg, Randall E. Baren, Marc W. Rose, Peter J. Lipowicz, Tony A. Phan, Timothy S. Sherwood, Szu-Sung Yang, Donald E. Miser, Milton E. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20150024166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a pattern for a decorative panel. The method includes applying a clear gel coat on a mold to form a clear layer. The clear layer is cured and then digitally printed with one or more inks so as to produce a pattern on the clear layer. Also disclosed is a decorative panel including a clear layer, an opaque layer and a pattern digitally printed on the clear layer, between the clear and opaque layers, such that the pattern is visible through the clear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: MAAX BATH INC.
    Inventor: Yan Bilodeau
  • Publication number: 20150017326
    Abstract: Application of a resin to a pool surface to provide a colored finish that is ultraviolet resistant. The resin may be a powder that can be melted at a fairly low temperature and applied to the pool surface. A first later of resin may be applied to an epoxy layer that is applied to the pool surface to provide better adhesion while the epoxy is still tacky (hot-flocking). The hot-flocking causes the resin and the epoxy to blend into a single layer. An additional layer of resin may be applied after the epoxy and the first layer of resin fully cured. After the second layer of resin has cured an additional layer may be applied to provide designs and/or markings. The designs/markings may be produced with tape and/or stencils and the next layer may be applied to the non-covered areas to provide the desired look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Solana
  • Publication number: 20150010919
    Abstract: A highly tunable bioscaffold is provided, as well as a method of manufacture of the bioscaffold and methods of use of the bioscaffold, for example for drug testing, cell propagation and for optimizing growth of a cell type, for example corneal endothelial cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Walter Feinberg, James L. Funderburgh, Rachelle Simko