Paper Or Textile Base Patents (Class 427/288)
  • Patent number: 9828515
    Abstract: An ink includes a self-dispersing pigment, polyurethane resin particles, a surfactant, and water. The self-dispersing pigment is a pigment having a phosphonic acid group bonded directly or via another atomic group to a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Taya, Masahiro Terada, Hidetaka Kawamura, Yohei Masada, Masanobu Ootsuka, Takaharu Aotani, Yutaka Yoshimasa
  • Patent number: 9708506
    Abstract: An ink containing a self-dispersing pigment, polyurethane resin particles, a surfactant, and water, wherein the self-dispersing pigment is a pigment having a phosphonate group bonded directly or via another atomic group to the surface of the pigment, wherein the polyurethane resin particles have an anionic functional group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more and 0.4 mmol/g or less on the surfaces of the polyurethane resin particles and have a volume average particle size of 10.0 nm or more and 50.0 nm or less, and the surfactant includes a surfactant represented by a general formula (1), wherein the amount of the surfactant represented by the general formula (1) is 0.05 times or more and 1.00 times or less the amount of the polyurethane resin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Masada, Masahiro Terada, Hidetaka Kawamura, Akihiro Taya, Masanobu Ootsuka, Takaharu Aotani, Yutaka Yoshimasa
  • Patent number: 9670366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing self-binding pigment particle suspensions, to a self-binding pigment particle suspension as well as to a paper product comprising self-binding pigment particles and to the use of the self-binding pigment particle suspension as filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 9643402
    Abstract: In a method for printing a metal-tone printed matter, a metallic ink which includes metal particles dispersed in a solvent is applied onto a smooth printing surface of a printing medium to provide a metallic ink layer containing a metal layer having the metal particles accumulated on a printing surface side closer to the smooth printing surface in the metallic ink layer. The printing medium is reversed to transfer the metallic ink layer onto a material to be transferred while making a smooth surface of the metal layer as a display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi Igawa
  • Patent number: 9616683
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process for inkjet printing color images on various substrates using a formaldehyde-free crosslinking agent in the ink composition, which is therefore devoid of formaldehyde emission and suitable for health-aware manufacturing practices, as well as objects having images and designs printed thereon which are devoid of formaldehyde and therefore suitable for use by infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob Mozel, Jacob Mann
  • Patent number: 9315681
    Abstract: A high viscosity aqueous inkjet ink that is useful in ink jet printers. The ink comprises heat activated colorant solids that are not heat activated during the printing process, and are printed onto a substrate in the form of an image that can be transferred onto a subsequent or final substrate by applying heat and intimate contact between the two substrates. The ink can also be heat activated onto the substrate without further transfer by applying heat at the temperature that is suitable for the activation of the colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Ming Xu
  • Patent number: 9193177
    Abstract: A printer attenuates curl in media sheets being printing by the printer. The printer includes a moisture ejecting subsystem that ejects a water-containing material in the margins of the media sheet in the cross-process direction to reduce a moisture gradient across the media sheet when the grain of the media is parallel to the process direction of the media moving through the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. LeFevre, Douglas K. Herrmann, Derek A. Bryl
  • Patent number: 9175170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a metallic surface with an aqueous composition for pretreating before applying another coating or for treating said metallic surface. In addition to water, the composition contains: a) at least one hydrolyzable or at least partially hydrolyzed silane; b) at least one metal chelate; c) at least one organic film former, and; d) at least one long-chain alcohol that serves as a film forming aid. The unsoiled, scoured, cleaned and/or pretreated metallic surface is brought into contact with the aqueous composition so that a film forms on the metallic surface, which is subsequently dried, compacted in part or completely by film formation and, if necessary, additionally hardened. The dried and, if necessary, additionally hardened film has a layer thickness ranging from 0.01 to 10 ?m. The invention also relates to corresponding aqueous compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Heribert Domes, Julia Schneider
  • Patent number: 9127407
    Abstract: A sizing composition includes from about 3 kg/ton to about 15 kg/ton of calcium propionate, an additive, and a balance of water. The additive is selected from the group consisting of starch, an optical brightener, a biocide, a defoamer, a surface size agent, a wet strength additive, and combinations thereof. The sizing composition has a pH ranging from 7 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven L. Webb, John L. Stoffel, John C. Helfrick, Silke Courtenay
  • 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: 9005710
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for apparel assembly using three-dimensional printing directly onto fabric apparel materials. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing and assembly of an article of apparel, including designing a three-dimensional pattern for printing, positioning at least a portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray, printing a three-dimensional material directly onto the article using the designed pattern, curing the printed material, and removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Jones, Ryan R. Larson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8993061
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for three-dimensional printing directly onto an article of apparel. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing onto an article of apparel, including designing a three-dimensional pattern for printing onto the article, positioning at least a portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray, printing a three-dimensional material directly onto the article using the designed pattern, curing the printed material, and removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Jones, Ryan R. Larson
  • Publication number: 20150080826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate which comprises oligogalacturonides. More particularly, the present invention provides a disposable absorbent article which comprises the substrate having the oligogalacturonides. The present invention also provides a process for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article comprising the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes EHRNSPERGER, Bernhard HANKE, Josef Peter GUGGENBICHLER, Gary Dean LAVON
  • Publication number: 20150072115
    Abstract: The invention is related to a processing formulation and method for producing fabrics which are eco-friendly and easy to implement. The invention provides stereoscopic fabrics with special patterns and tactile texture produced by an eco-friendly non-dye formulation and process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hsing-Nan Chung, Meng-Yueh Wu
  • 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: 20150018538
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for marking an article for security, tracking or authentication. The method includes depositing a solution comprising a nucleic acid marker onto at least a portion of the article. The nucleic acid marker may be activated, for example, by adding a functional group to the nucleic acid marker. The activation of the nucleic acid marker may be performed by exposure to alkaline conditions. The method is well suited for marking fibers and textiles, as well as many other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Abdelkrim Berrada, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, Lawrence Jung
  • Patent number: 8932677
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing includes providing a downwardly inclined slide surface and a carrier liquid dispensing channel that includes an outlet opening on the slide surface. A carrier liquid source is pressurized causing carrier liquid to flow continuously through the outlet opening of the carrier liquid dispensing channel and down the slide surface. A liquid dispenser array structure is provided and includes functional liquid dispensers located on a substrate that is common to the functional liquid dispensers. The functional liquid dispensers include a functional liquid supply channel, a functional liquid source that provides functional liquid, and a drop formation device associated with an interface of the functional liquid supply channel and the slide surface. The drop formation device is selectively actuated to form discrete functional liquid drops in the carrier liquid flowing down the slide surface. The functional liquid is immiscible in the carrier liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, Hrishikesh V. Panchawagh
  • Publication number: 20140349014
    Abstract: Methods for producing easily and securely gripped slip-resistant file folders, including file pockets and hanging folders. The methods include providing folder paper stock; conveying the folder paper stock in the process of folder manufacture; providing a curable slip-resistant material in a melt state; applying the slip-resistant material at predetermined areas of the folder paper stock; and curing the slip-resistant material; such that the slip-resistant portion comprises cured slip-resistant material. Another method includes providing folder paper stock; providing embossing dies in spaced, operable, mating relationship; positioning the folder paper stock appropriately in the embossing dies; applying force to at least one of the embossing dies so as to decrease the spaced relationship; and deforming the folder paper stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Roddy McKee Bullock
  • Publication number: 20140326261
    Abstract: A mouthpiece lining paper for a smoking article, which mouthpiece lining paper forms the outermost layer of the casing of the filter. The mouthpiece lining paper is provided with locally limited raised areas that are formed by hardened lacquer. Between the raised areas, surface regions of the mouthpiece lining paper are provided, above which the raised areas protrude by at least 5 ?m in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the mouthpiece lining paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Guenther Griesmayr, Barbara Puehringer, Marco Scheuchl
  • Publication number: 20140319816
    Abstract: A security paper for manufacturing value documents has a planar substrate equipped on one surface with an anti-forgery means based on a carrier foil having an optically variable security feature. The anti-forgery means and a partial substrate area surrounding the anti-forgery means is furnished with a dirt-repellent radiation-curing first lacquer substantially not influencing the perceptibility of the optically variable security feature. The layer thickness of the lacquer lying is in a range of 0.7 to 2 micrometers. The radiation-curing first lacquer is may be a UV-cross-linking lacquer which after cross-linking is high-gloss. The substrate can be furnished on its surface lying outside the anti-forgery means with a dirt-repellent second lacquer and optionally partly overlaps the first lacquer in the region of the partial substrate area surrounding the anti-forgery means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 8859636
    Abstract: An ink composition includes: (Component a) a polymerizable compound having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond; (Component b) a polymerization initiator; (Component c) water; and (Component d) a polyhydric alcohol having an alkyleneoxy chain, wherein the (Component a) polymerizable compound includes a monofunctional polymerizable monomer having a (meth)acrylamide structure, and a content of the monofunctional polymerizable monomer is 5% by mass or more with respect to a total content of the (Component a) polymerizable compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kamada, Takahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8857816
    Abstract: A lottery instant-game ticket and method of making same. On a substrate is placed a first set of game indicia including a first set of game symbols, and a second set of indicia larger than the first set of game indicia and including a second set of game symbols, and includes any winning symbol. A subset of the second set of game indicia with each symbol including a non-winning indicator. The first set and second of game indicia are covered with a removable covering, with the covering having position indicators positioned substantially over each of the first set of game indicia, and identical game symbols positioned substantially over a corresponding identical game symbol of the second set of game indicia such that removal of the identical game symbol reveals the identical game symbol of the second set of game indicia and any non-winning indicator, if present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Martineck, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8846138
    Abstract: A method for surface treatment of a paper substrate and a paper product produced therefrom are disclosed herein. The surface treatment method includes applying a salt-containing solution to at least one surface of a paper substrate by aerosol spraying in a separate step, whereby the salt distribution through the thickness of the treated paper substrate is non-uniform with the highest concentration of salt being present in the outermost portion of the paper substrate. The salt-containing solution contains at least one water-soluble metal salt and is void of any optical brightening agent (OBA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Xulong Fu, Gracy Wingkono
  • Publication number: 20140272142
    Abstract: Imaging apparatus and methods for bindery systems. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a platform having a plurality of openings to provide suction through a surface of the platform and a first track that moves across the surface of the platform. The first track has a plurality of apertures to fluidly couple the suction to an upper surface of the first track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Ty Daniel Wyble, Todd Tracy Rose
  • Publication number: 20140255664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile sheet product. According to the invention, said textile sheet product is characterized by a plurality of coating elements, which are arranged on a surface of a textile substrate layer of the sheet product in such a way that only part of the surface of the substrate layer is covered by the coating elements. The coating elements are made of a material that substantially is a mixture of a polymer material, preferably a prepolymer that can be crosslinked to form a thermoset, and a filler in the form of inorganic and/or metal particles. In a method according to the invention for producing a textile sheet product, a textile substrate layer and a coating material are provided. In order to form coating elements, a plurality of portions of the coating material are applied to a surface of the substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Vedran Gartmann, Roland Lottenbach, Hans-Jürgen Hübner
  • Publication number: 20140248474
    Abstract: A method is provided for applying a superabsorbent polymer to a fibrous sheet material. The fibrous sheet material may be a nonwoven material or a tissue paper. The method includes applying a crosslinkable polymeric dispersion or solution onto the fibrous sheet material by printing technique and in a separate step applying a crosslinking agent onto the fibrous sheet material by printing technique, wherein said crosslinking agent accomplishes crosslinking of the crosslinkable polymer to form a superabsorbent material. A tissue or nonwoven product-includes at least two plies that are bonded together, wherein a crosslinked superabsorbent material is applied in a printed pattern between the plies, said tissue or nonwoven product having a DIN54540 Water Absorption between 15 and 100 g/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Anders Strålin
  • Patent number: 8821979
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a non-woven fabric having on its surface distributed elements having a physical dimension, comprises screen printing on wet fabric a desired shape using a paste that expands under heating by virtue of a puffing agent contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: N. R. Spuntech Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan van Mil, Ron Broshi
  • Patent number: 8821980
    Abstract: A patterned layer is intended to be used in an absorbent article, and has a pattern, for example in the form of a text or an image, which appears clearly legible or interpretable for an observer at a certain distance. The pattern can be formed by a number of dots which, when the layer is in a first state, have a first surface density which forms the legible or interpretable pattern and which, when the layer is in a second and then expanded state, have a second surface density which is lower than the first surface density in the first state, the pattern becoming in the second state essentially illegible or uninterpretable for the observer at the given distance on account of the lower surface density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Michael Linder
  • Patent number: 8808556
    Abstract: Chemical burnout is used on fabrics having beaded and/or glittered areas to create embroidery that realistically simulates hand-sewn embroidery. A chemical fluid etchant is printed only on selected areas of a pattern on a fabric of cellulose fibers. Preferably, the fabric is a composite fabric that also has non-cellulose fibers. A curable fluid adhesive is printed only on other selected areas of the pattern. Ornamental particles are deposited onto the curable adhesive. The composite fabric is heated to cure the adhesive and fix the particles to the other selected areas, and to simultaneously activate the etchant to dissolve the cellulose fibers at the selected areas. The chemical etchant is removed by rinsing the composite fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Kukoff
  • Publication number: 20140227707
    Abstract: The present technology describes various embodiments of devices for processing, analyzing, detecting, measuring, and separating fluids. The devices can be used to perform these processes on a microfluidic scale, and with control over fluid and reagent transport. In one embodiment, for example, a device for performing chemical processes can include a porous wick comprising a pathway defined by an input end, an output end, and a length between the input end and the output end. The pathway is configured to wick fluid from the input end to the output end by capillary action. The device can further include a reagent placed on the pathway. The reagent can be placed in a pattern configured to control a spatial or temporal distribution of the reagent along the pathway upon wetting of the pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: University of Washington Through itsCenter for Com
    Inventors: Paul Yager, Barry R. Lutz, Elain S. Fu, Gina Fridley, Huy Quang Le, Peter C. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 8784939
    Abstract: A shoe platen to securely hold a shoe so that graphics, including custom graphics, can be printed on the shoe automatically. The platen comprises a shoe plate 102 configured to receive shoes such as high-top shoes or low top shoes. Adjusters 104, 106 can also be used to accommodate shoes of various styles and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pics on Kicks, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Romero, Fernando Padilla
  • Patent number: 8771803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying a colored or colorless micropattern to a support, in which a) a die form (40) is prepared whose surface exhibits an arrangement of elevations (42) and depressions (44) in the form of the desired micropattern, b) the depressions (44) in the die form are filled with a curable colored or colorless lacquer (26), c) the support (20, 30) is pretreated for a good anchoring of the colored or colorless lacquer (26), d) the surface of the die form (40) is brought into contact with the support (20, 30), e) the lacquer (26) that is in contact with the support (20, 30) in the depressions in the die form (40) is cured and, in the process, joined with the support (20, 30), and f) the surface of the die form (40) is removed from the support (20, 30) again such that the cured lacquer (26) that is joined with the support (20, 30) is pulled out of the depressions (44) in the die form (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Marius Dichtl
  • Publication number: 20140186533
    Abstract: Method for inkjet textile printing comprising a printing step for printing an aqueous pigment ink on a specifically pretreated portion of a textile fiber product by an inkjet process, wherein said specific pretreatment is performed by applying at least: (A) a quaternary ammonium salt type cationic surfactant represented by the formula (1) below, and (B) a block isocyanate compound to the entire textile fiber product or a required portion thereof, and said aqueous pigment ink comprises at least a pigment, an aqueous liquid as a solvent or dispersion medium, and: (C) a water-soluble dispersing agent having a crosslinking property, (D) a self-emulsifying type urethane resin, and (E) a block isocyanate compound. [Two of R1 to R4: alkyl having 8 to 18 carbon atoms; the remaining two: methyl or ethyl; X?: anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: MATSUI SHIKISO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke KITAGAWA, Masaki KARIYA, Daisuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20140178588
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system comprising a platen assembly configured to restrain and release a film or substrate, a head gantry configured to retain a print head for printing a three-dimensional part on the restrained film or substrate. The additive manufacturing system may also include a removal assembly configured to draw the film having the printed three-dimensional part from the platen assembly and to cut the drawn film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Swanson, Dominic F. Mannella, Joseph E. LaBossiere, Michael W. Hansen, Saurav Upadhyaya, Ronald G. Schloesser
  • Publication number: 20140178589
    Abstract: The method is used for making watermarked safety paper and comprises the usual steps of a process of silk-screen printing on paper; moreover, a UV curing compound is used, adapted to alter the compactness and/or thickness of the paper fibers; the compound comprises urethane-acrylate resin and polyol-acrylate in the minimum total amount of 90% and maximum amount of 96%, and a low molecular weight methyl-methacrylate-n-butyl methacrylate copolymer, obtained from methyl and n-butyl esters of methacrylic acid, in the amount of 4-10%; the urethane-acrylate resin and the polyol-acrylate differ by a maximum percentage of 3%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Michele Tecchia
  • Patent number: 8759442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterborne composition comprising of a water-based polyurethane, water, and colorant which can be used as a printing ink for non-woven articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Diane Steiner, Tom DeBartolo, James Felsberg
  • Publication number: 20140170322
    Abstract: A textile printing apparatus includes a liquid remaining amount grasping unit which grasps remaining amounts of respective two or more kinds of liquids, and a control unit which performs control of execution of printings onto a plurality of printed textile materials, the control unit has a control mode for, in advance of starting the execution of printings, specifying any print-executable printing specification from among the printing specifications on the basis of the remaining amounts of the respective liquids and the contents of the respective printing specifications, and then, starting execution of any printing based on the any print-executable printing specification having been specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro KANAYA, Takuya FUJITA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140144795
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for chemically embossing and debossing fabric. A composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol is applied to fabric in the shape of a design, and the fabric is dried. Upon the fabric drying, the surface of the fabric is embossed and/or debossed in the shape of the design. In particular embodiments, the composition comprises polyvinyl alcohol that is at least about 90% hydrolyzed. A kit for embossing and/or debossing fabric includes a composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol inside of a container, and one or more applicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Cheryl Krieger, Veronica A. Pinto
  • Patent number: 8734905
    Abstract: A mixture comprising an expandable graphite and a polymer resin is described wherein the polymer resin-expandable graphite mixture has a volume increase and structural integrity after exposure to heat. Methods are described for increasing the thermal protective performance (TPP) of textiles and laminates while optionally maintaining comfort, flexibility, and liquid protective properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Dattatreya Panse, Klaus Meindl
  • Patent number: 8722145
    Abstract: A mixture comprising an expandable graphite and a polymer resin is described wherein the polymer resin-expandable graphite mixture has a volume increase and structural integrity after exposure to heat. Methods are described for increasing the thermal protective performance (TPP) of textiles and laminates while optionally maintaining comfort, flexibility, and liquid protective properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Dattatreya Panse, Klaus Meindl
  • Publication number: 20140127429
    Abstract: A method of forming a coloured substrate, comprising applying to or incorporating within the substrate a diacetylene compound, and exposing the substrate to (i) a first, activating stimulus that converts the diacetylene compound from an unreactive to a reactive form, and (ii) a second stimulus that causes the reactive form of the diacetylene compound to polymerize and form the coloured substrate, wherein the diacetylene compound reverts to its unreactive form on removal of the activating stimulus and is of formula I: Y—C?C—C?C—(CH2)n-T-Q-Z (I) wherein: n=an odd integer; T=CO, CS or a bond; Q=NH, S, O, OCONH, NHCONH, NH—CHE-CONH, NHCOO or NHCSNH wherein E is H or a C1-20 alkyl group; Z=H or a hydrocarbon group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms; Y=H or any group comprising at least one carbon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DATALASE LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony N. Jarvis, Christopher A. Wyres, Benjamin Mulchin, Adam O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 8703841
    Abstract: The invention provides an ink composition comprising a colorant, water and wax particles, the wax particles comprising at least two kinds of wax; an ink set including the ink composition; and a method of forming an image using the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 8697203
    Abstract: A paper sizing composition is provided, which comprises a water-soluble salt of Ca(II) and at least one organic acid; and starch. Methods of making and using the composition, and methods of making and using the recording sheets which include the composition, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Michael F. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20140099425
    Abstract: A method is proposed for fabricating small-scale, curved structures. Firstly, a calligraphy paper or filter paper is provided. Liquid-phase material droplets are applied to calligraphy paper or filter paper to form a desired pattern at a contact angle that can form convex curved small-scale structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Ting-Ya Chang, Chao-Min Cheng, Kuan-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140090656
    Abstract: Smoking articles having reduced ignition proclivity characteristics are disclosed. The smoking articles include a paper wrapper containing cellulosic fibers and filler particles. The paper wrappers are treated with a film-forming composition in order to reduce the ignition proclivity characteristics of the smoking articles. In one embodiment, the film-forming composition contains an alginate combined with a starch. In an alternative embodiment, the film-forming composition contains a film-forming material combined with filler particles. The filler particles may comprise kaolin clay, magnesium oxide, mica, alum, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raoul Herve, Julia Cloitre-Chabert, Patrick Guilchet, Thomas A. Kraker
  • Patent number: 8685498
    Abstract: A coated film with no observable streak is formed. The landing positions of a first discharge liquid discharged through a first printing head and the landing positions of a second discharge liquid discharged through a second printing head are disposed in a mixed manner in an area on a substrate where the first printing head and the second printing head overlap. Which discharge liquids are to be landed is determined according to random numbers. Since a coated film which is formed with the first and second discharge liquids in a mixed manner is disposed between a coated film formed with the first discharge liquids and a coated film formed with the second discharge liquids, a boundary is obscured and no streak appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyata, Masao Murata, Mitsuru Yahagi, Junpei Yuyama, Kyuzo Nakamura, Atsushi Kira, Kou Fuwa, Ai Tanaka, Tooru Okuno, Susumu Sakio
  • Publication number: 20140079920
    Abstract: An article of apparel includes a fabric portion having an inside and an outside defined by the article of apparel. A ceramic print is provided on the inside of the fabric portion. The ceramic print includes at least five percent of a ceramic by weight and covers at least ten percent of the inside of the fabric portion. A method of manufacturing the article of apparel includes first printing an ink comprising at least five percent of a ceramic by weight onto a first side of a fabric portion in order to provide a fabric with a ceramic print that covers at least ten percent of the inside of the fabric portion. The method further includes incorporating the fabric with the ceramic print into a garment with the first side of the fabric portion exposed on an inside of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Kyle Sanders Blakely
  • Patent number: 8673398
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate is described. In accordance with one aspect, the method includes applying a polymer coating to a substrate, and bringing the polymer coating into contact with a heated surface in a pressure nip while the coating is still in a wet state. Optionally the polymer coating may include a crosslinkable material, and a crosslinking agent may be used to promote crosslinking. The polymer coating replicates the heated surface. A product produced in accordance with the described method is also disclosed. The product is characterized by having subsurface voids within the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Gary P. Fugitt, Scott E. Ginther, John W. Stolarz, Robert W. Carlson, Stanley H. McGrew, Jr., Steven P. Metzler, Terrell J. Green