Nonuniform Or Patterned Coating (e.g., Ink Jet Printing, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/466)
  • Patent number: 10883014
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are visible light curable coating compositions that provide transparent and abrasion-resistant coatings when cured on a substrate. The coating compositions comprise a difunctional acrylate monomer, a multifunctional urethane acrylate, a mercapto modified polyester acrylate, an organic solvent, a sole photoinitiator that is activated in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum, and optionally, a colloidal silica component. This invention also relates to articles coated with the visible light curable coating compositions of the invention and processes for preparation of such coated polymeric substrates, such as processes for surface restoration of mounted parts, such as surface restoration of automotive headlamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SDC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Myoungsouk Jang, Chandravadan Patel, Erdem Cetin, Toby Ryan Maguire, Brett Michael Rambo, Ren-Zhi Jin
  • Patent number: 10862034
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus including forming a liftoff layer containing a fluoropolymer on a substrate, forming a photoresist on the liftoff layer and patterning the photoresist by removing a portion thereof, etching, using a first solvent, the liftoff layer in a region where the photoresist is removed so that a portion of the liftoff layer remains on the substrate, forming an etch stop layer above the liftoff layer that remains on the substrate and above a region where the photoresist remains on the liftoff layer, and removing, using a second solvent, the liftoff layer under the region where the photoresist remains on the liftoff layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Younggil Kwon
  • Patent number: 10759953
    Abstract: Ink formulations suitable for deposition upon the intermediate transfer member of an indirect printing system and for transfer therefrom to a substrate. The inks are aqueous inkjet inks comprising an organic polymeric resin and a colorant. Ink film constructions including a plurality of continuous ink films fixedly adhered to the printing substrate that can be obtained with these inks are also disclosed. The inks and the printed constructions are such that the ink films and the dried inks composing them have a first dynamic viscosity within a range of 106 cP to 5·107 cP at at least a first temperature within a first range of 60° C. to 87.5° C., and a second dynamic viscosity of at least 6·107 cP, for at least a second temperature within a second range of 50° C. to 55° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Gregory Nakhmanovich, Galia Golodetz, Sagi Abramovich
  • Patent number: 10711168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biomedical device for the distribution or containment of biological substances comprising at least two components assembled each other with an adhesive composition comprising a mixture of an acrylic adhesive composition and an epoxy adhesive composition. The present invention also relates to a method for assembling a biomedical device comprising at least two components, comprising (i) forming a film of an adhesive composition comprising a mixture of a (meth)acrylate adhesive composition and an epoxy adhesive composition on at least one surface of said at least two components, (ii) pre-curing said adhesive composition with an UV-blue radiation exposure to substantially cure said (meth)acrylate adhesive composition without substantially curing said epoxy adhesive composition, (iii) contacting said at least one surface of said at least two components to be assembled, and (iv) completing the curing of said adhesive composition with an UV-blue radiation exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Davide Ciampini, Livio Cognolato, Luigi Vitalbo
  • Patent number: 10686132
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations comprising at least two organic semiconducting compounds and at least two solvents, methods for their preparation, their use for the preparation of electronic devices and electronic devices comprising organic semiconducting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Philip Edward May
  • Patent number: 10647863
    Abstract: A film forming method includes forming a film on a substrate, in which the film includes first regions, second regions, and third regions, the first regions, the second regions, and the third regions being defined by a refractive index and a region size and being present in a mixed manner in a cross section parallel to a thickness direction, the first regions and the second regions have a refractive index at least 0.4 higher than the third regions, the second regions are formed of high-refractive-index particles having an average particle size of 10 nm or more and 100 nm or less, the first regions are formed of the high-refractive-index particles that have been aggregated, the first regions having an equivalent circular diameter of 250 nm or more, and the third regions have an equivalent circular diameter of more than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kotani, Kenichi Iida, Satoshi Yamabi, Motokazu Kobayashi, Shinichirou Yoshikawa, Toshihiko Sugimoto, Takeshi Honma
  • Patent number: 10548608
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam designed to recover its original shape through exposure to a solvent. Thermo-responsive SMPs are polymers designed to maintain a programmed secondary shape until heated above their transition temperature, upon which the polymer recovers its original, or primary, shape. The thermo-responsive SMP foam is programmed to its secondary shape prior to use, typically compression of the foam to a small volume, and remains in this programmed shape until exposed to a selected solvent such as dimethyl sulfoxide or ethyl alcohol. Upon exposure to the solvent, the transition temperature of the SMP foam decreases below the temperature of the environment and the SMP foam actuates to its primary shape. The SMP foam is tailored to actuate upon exposure to specific solvents while minimizing or preventing actuation when exposed to water or other solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrenece Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Boyle, Keith Hearon, Duncan J. Maitland, Landon D. Nash, Thomas S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10526433
    Abstract: Provided is a (meth)acrylate composition containing: (A) at least one (meth)acrylate compound selected from the group consisting of a (meth)acrylate-modified silicone oil, a (meth)acrylate having a long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbon group, and a polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylate having number-average molecular weight of not less than 400; (B) a (meth)acrylate compound to which an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 6 or more carbon atoms is ester-linked; (C) (meth)acrylic acid or a (meth)acrylate compound having a polar group; (D) a radical polymerization initiator; and (E) a white pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Iwasaki, Daichi Ogawa, Yutaka Obata, Tomoaki Takebe
  • Patent number: 10478898
    Abstract: A silver particles manufacturing method comprises following steps: providing a silver containing compound; providing an organic solution; adding the silver containing compound into the organic solution, to perform ultrasonic vibrations or a heating process until the silver containing compound is dissolved completely into the organic solution, to form a silver ion solution; performing the ultrasonic vibrations or the heating process, and then let the solution settle down for a period, to form a silver particles synthesized solution; and placing the silver particles synthesized solution into a centrifuge to perform centrifugation and separation, to obtain ?m-scale silver particles and nm-scale silver particles. The silver particles manufacturing method has the advantages of low pollution, low cost, high yield, and mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG-SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chien-Liang Chang, Wu-Ching Hung, Wei-Jen Liu, Kuei-Ting Hsu, Jhao-Yi Wu, Pin-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10464341
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a fluid set for inkjet imaging which includes a white inkjet ink and a fixer fluid. The white ink can include an aqueous ink vehicle, from 5 wt % to 50 wt % of a white metal oxide pigment having an average particulate size from 100 nm to 2,000 nm, and from 0.1 wt % to 4 wt % of anionic oxide particulates having an average particulate size from 1 nm to 100 nm. The white ink can also include a non-ionic or predominantly non-ionic dispersant having an acid number not higher than 100 mg KOH/g based on dry polymer weight. The fixer fluid can include an aqueous fixer vehicle and from 0.1 wt % to 25 wt % cationic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Thomas W. Butler, Paul Joseph Bruinsma
  • Patent number: 10428214
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a cationically curable resin composition having storage stability while maintaining photocurability and low-temperature (less than 100° C.) curability. The cationically curable resin composition can include component (A): a cationically polymerizable compound, component (B): a photo-cationic polymerization initiator, component (C): a thermal cationic polymerization initiator, and component (D): a compound having an isocyanuric ring. Also, the content of the component (D) can be 0.01 to 7 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the component (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10099455
    Abstract: A protective coating system that exhibits a plurality of highly desirable characteristics, such as broad range adhesion, fire retardancy, anti-microbial, anti-graffiti, and solvent resistance, is provided. The coating composition generally includes a urethane resin, mono and multifunctional monomers, a reactive diluent, and fire-retardant and antimicrobial agents. The coating compositions are particularly suited for use with wallpaper and other paper and plastic products, especially those having images printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Polymeric Ireland, LTD
    Inventor: Amy Hohenadel
  • Patent number: 9982152
    Abstract: An active energy ray curable composition is provided. The active energy ray curable composition includes a polymerizable monomer (A) and a polymerization initiator (B). The polymerization initiator (B) includes a skin-sensitizing polymerization initiator (B1) in an amount less than 1.0% by mass but not less than 0.1% by mass of the active energy ray curable composition, and 99.0% by mass or more of the active energy ray curable composition consists of non-skin-sensitizing constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9862848
    Abstract: An ink set includes a treatment agent containing fumed silica and a bright pigment ink containing a bright pigment and water. The treatment agent or the bright pigment ink contains urethane resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenjiro Imai, Hideji Fukaya, Ayako Ohishi, Mitsunori Maeda, Akiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9771485
    Abstract: A metallic nanoparticle dispersion includes a dispersion medium characterized in that the dispersion medium includes a solvent according to Formula I, wherein R1 and R2 represent an optionally substituted alkyl group, and R1 and R2 may form a ring. When using a solvent according to Formula I as a dispersion medium, no polymeric dispersants are necessary to obtain stable metallic nanoparticle dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Xavier Andre, Dirk Bollen
  • Patent number: 9685641
    Abstract: A solution-providing apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display using the apparatus are disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a storage unit, a spraying unit, a pipe, an emission-inducing unit, and a spectrometer. The storage unit is configured to store the solution that includes a light emissive material. The spraying unit is configured to spray the solution toward the substrate. The pipe interconnects the storage unit and the spraying unit. The emission-inducing unit is configured to excite the light emissive material of the solution that flows through the pipe so as to emit light from the solution. The spectrometer is configured to measure the wavelength and intensity of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Takii
  • Patent number: 9469772
    Abstract: An ink set includes a first ink composition, and a second ink composition, in which the first ink composition contains a first pigment, and an alkyl diol having carbon atoms of 6 or less and a normal boiling point of 240° C. or more, the second ink composition contains a second pigment, and the alkyl diol, in the first ink composition, a content of the first pigment is 2.5% by mass or more, and a content of the alkyl diol is 3% by mass to 15% by mass, in the second ink composition, a content of the second pigment is less than 2.5% by mass, and the content of the alkyl diol is 8% by mass to 30% by mass, and the content of the alkyl diol in the second ink composition is greater than the content of the alkyl diol in the first ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shohei Shiono
  • Patent number: 9457365
    Abstract: A solution-providing apparatus and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display using the apparatus are disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a storage unit, a spraying unit, a pipe, an emission-inducing unit, and a spectrometer. The storage unit is configured to store the solution that includes a light emissive material. The spraying unit is configured to spray the solution toward the substrate. The pipe interconnects the storage unit and the spraying unit. The emission-inducing unit is configured to excite the light emissive material of the solution that flows through the pipe so as to emit light from the solution. The spectrometer is configured to measure the wavelength and intensity of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Takii
  • Patent number: 9321930
    Abstract: A water-based ink for ink-jet recording includes: a colorant containing a self-dispersible pigment; water; and fumed silica. The blending ratio of the fumed silica to the self-dispersible pigment may be not less than 0.2 and not more than 1 by weight. Using the self-dispersible pigment and the fumed silica in combination can satisfy improved optical density and an excellent discharge property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuka Tsuzaka
  • Patent number: 9120335
    Abstract: A pattern printing apparatus comprising an ink output section including a nozzle that drops ink and a heating section that heats a preheating target region; a driving section that moves the substrate relative to the ink output section; and a control section that controls the driving section. The control section causes the substrate to move relative to the ink output section such that the preheating target region is positioned in a progression path of the drawing target region and causes a pattern formed by the ink to be drawn, and when switching an extension direction of the pattern being drawn, the control section causes the preheating target region to move to an end portion of the pattern drawn before the switching and causing the preheating target region to be heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bunichi Kakinuma, Takeshi Tanaka, Toshiaki Hayakawa, Jun Akedo, Akito Endo, Hiroki Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9045656
    Abstract: A black ink composition is provided which suppresses change in hue and can form an image with superior blocking resistance and scratch resistance. The black ink composition for ink jet recording includes a carbon black pigment; at least any one type of colorant pigment which is selected from a magenta pigment and a cyan pigment; a water-soluble polymerizable compound; a polymerization initiator; and water, wherein the average primary particle diameter of the carbon black pigment is 20 nm or more and less than 35 nm, the content ratio of the carbon black pigment with regard to the total mass of all of the pigments is 70 mass % or less, and the total mass of all of the pigments with regard to the total mass of the black ink composition is 4 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Misato Sasada, Toshihiro Kamada, Jun Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9016829
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink composition including: (1) a pigment; (2) a polymerization initiator having a content of 2% by mass or more with respect to a total amount of the composition and having a solubility with respect to pure water at 25° C. of 5 to 8 g/l; (3) a compound A that is at least one selected from the group consisting of dimethylacrylamide, diethylacrylamide, N-isopropylacrylamide, dimethylacetamide, N-ethylpyrrolidone, 1-cyclohexyl-2-pyrrolidone, 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-pyrrolidone, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone, tetramethylurea and gamma-valerolactone; (4) a polymerizable compound having two or more ethylenically unsaturated double bonds; and (5) water having a content of 50% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kaeriyama, Toshihiro Kamada, Kiyoshi Irita
  • Patent number: 9005483
    Abstract: Nanoparticle paste formulations can be configured to maintain a fluid state, promote dispensation, and mitigate crack formation during nanoparticle fusion. Such nanoparticle paste formulations can contain an organic matrix and a plurality of metal nanoparticles dispersed in the organic matrix, where the plurality of metal nanoparticles constitute about 30% to about 90% of the nanoparticle paste formulation by weight. The nanoparticle paste formulations can maintain a fluid state and be dispensable through a micron-size aperture. The organic matrix can contain one or more organic solvents, such as the combination of one or more hydrocarbons, one or more alcohols, one or more amines, and one or more organic acids. Optionally, the nanoparticle paste formulations can contain about 0.01 to about 15 percent by weight micron-scale metal particles or other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred A. Zinn, Andrew Fried, Tim Stachowiak, Jerome Chang, Randall Mark Stoltenberg
  • Publication number: 20150047094
    Abstract: Camouflage articles are formed of arrangements of portions of different colors. The lighter colored portions or parts thereof are formed of reflective ink in that particular color. This arrangement provides the article with a camouflage appearance, altering depth perception by animals in daylight, and reflectivity at night for safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Lampe
  • Patent number: 8946320
    Abstract: An ink-jet ink composition includes a jettable vehicle, a plurality of pigment solids dispersed in the jettable vehicle, and a half-ester of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) dispersed in the jettable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis Z. Guo, Xiaohe Chen
  • Patent number: 8920612
    Abstract: The innovation process describes the process and results for fabrication of a magnetron sputter deposited fully dense electrolyte layer (8YSZ/GDC/LSGM) embedded in a high performance membrane electrolyte assembly (MEA) (Unit Cell) of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. A single cell with airtight electrolyte layer (8YSZ/GDC/LSGM) is prepared via thin film technique of magnetron sputter deposition, combined with SOFC-MEA processing methods (such as tape casting, lamination, vacuum hot pressing, screen printing, spin coating, and plasma spray coating) and sintering optimization conditions. The gas permeability of the electrolyte layer is below 1×10?6 L/cm2/sec and the open circuit voltage/power density of the single cell performance test exceeds 1.0 V and 500 mW/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Tai-Nan Lin, Maw-Chwain Lee, Wei-Xin Kao, Yang-Chuang Chang, Chun-Hsiu Wang, Li-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 8895111
    Abstract: A printed nonwoven web having improved oil crockfastness when an ink composition is applied to an outer surface of the nonwoven is generally disclosed. For example, an ink composition that has improved resistance to rub off of the web, even if the ink composition contacts an oily substance (e.g., baby oil, lotion, etc.), can be printed on a surface of the web. The nonwoven web can be a layer in a laminate having at least a film layer and the nonwoven web layer. For example, the printed laminate can be used as the outercover of an absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Poruthoor, Lisa Sanabria, Ali Yahiaoui, Kelly Branham, Hue Scott Snowden, Olesya Sukhareva
  • Patent number: 8889764
    Abstract: A water-based ink for inkjet recording is provided with color material, binder resin, surfactant, and water-based solvent, wherein when the ink is heated, 1) a viscosity of the ink is more than 10 mPa·s and 30 mPa·s or less, the viscosity being measured over the ink weight change rate range of 0% to 10%; 2) a viscosity of the ink is 200 mPa·s at any one of the ink weight change rate within 35% or more and 55% or less, the viscosity being measured by the E-type viscometer at 25° C. and 1 rpm; and 3) a surface tension at 25° C. of the ink at the ink weight change rate of 5% is lower than a surface tension at 25° C. of the ink at the ink weight change rate of 0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Naoko Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140322451
    Abstract: A printing device includes a nozzle and an extractor. An electrostatic extraction field is generated at the extractor and at a discharge opening of the nozzle to extract polarized ink from the nozzle for deposition on a printing substrate. The extractor includes an electrically conductive portion for application of one side of a voltage potential to generate the electrostatic field. The extractor can be in the form of an extractor plate with an opening through which the extracted ink passes, or the extractor can be in the form of another nozzle. The printing device provides a directionality field that affects the trajectory of the extracted ink. The directionality field can include the electrostatic field or a gas flow field. The printing device is useful for electrohydrodynamic jet, or e-jet, printing on a non-conductive substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kira Barton, Tse Lai Yu Leo
  • Publication number: 20140287151
    Abstract: An ink formulation comprises a binder and at least one marking component, which comprises at least one metal oxides or oxyanion and at least one oxidizing/reducing agent, which absorbs laser irradiation between wavelengths of 780-10,600 nm, thereby causes the formulation to change color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jagdip Thaker
  • Publication number: 20140272173
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for individually positioning and mounting particles on a target carrier according to a predefined pattern. In particular the particles are spheres of an electrically chargeable material with a diameter in the range of 10 micrometer up to one millimeter and are electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Oce-Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Theodorus A.G. HEEREN
  • Publication number: 20140261227
    Abstract: Livestock grooming articles and methods regarding the use of such livestock grooming articles are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a livestock grooming article can include coatings configured to inhibit or reduce the buildup of adhesives on the livestock grooming article that are applied to livestock animal hair. In one or more embodiments, the livestock grooming article can increase the appearance of volume to the hair of livestock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SULLIVAN SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventors: John Sullivan, Scott Kinzer
  • Publication number: 20140272166
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes airfoils. At least a portion of the airfoils are coated with a coating that provides for erosion and corrosion protection for the portion of the airfoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Raymond Sinatra, Michael Cybulsky
  • Patent number: 8828497
    Abstract: A method for providing a metallic coat covering a surface is disclosed, which comprises: (i) applying an electrically conductive two component binder on said surface; (ii) electrostatic spraying a metal powder on the binder applied in step (i); wherein the metal powder comprises metal particles with an average diameter less than 80 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: De Heller Design B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Jonker, Arnoldus G. W. Van Andel
  • Publication number: 20140212232
    Abstract: A cutting tool formed by a coating layer on a substrate has cutting edges that feature serrations. The linear dimensions of the serrations may vary from a few nanometers up to 10 microns. The serrations result in a smoother cut edge on the workpiece, particularly when the workpiece is formed of certain materials that are seen as particularly difficult to cut, such as hardened steels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NanoMech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay P. Malshe, Wenping Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140205761
    Abstract: A method for the production of nano- or microscaled ID, 2D and/or 3D depositions from an solution (6), by means of a liquid reservoir (2) for holding the ink with an outer diameter (3,D) of at least 50 nm, is proposed, wherein there is provided an electrode (7,8 or 9) in contact with said ink (6) in said capillary (2), and wherein there is a counter electrode in and/or on and/or below and/or above a substrate (15) onto which the depositions are to be produced, including the steps of: i) keeping the electrode (7, 8, 9) and the counter electrode (15, 18) on an essentially equal potential; ii) establishing a potential difference between the electrode (7, 8, 9) and the counter electrode (15, 18) leading to the growth of an ink meniscus (1) at the nozzle (3) and to the ejection of droplets (13) at this meniscus with a homogeneous size smaller than the meniscus size (11) at a homogenous ejection frequency; keeping the voltage applied while the continuously dried droplets leave behind the dispersed material which le
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ETH ZURICH
    Inventors: Patrick Galliker, Julian Schneider, Dimos Poulikakos, Vahid Sandoghdar, Mohammad Hadi Eghlidi
  • Patent number: 8778463
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a color-controlled sapphire, comprising: vaporizing a metal material, irradiating the vaporized metal material with electron beams or high-frequency waves to form the vaporized metal material into a plasma state, and then implanting the metal ions into a sapphire by extracting the metal ions from the plasma and accelerating the metal ions (step 1); and heat-treating the sapphire implanted with the metal plasma ions in an oxygen atmosphere or in air (step 2). According to the method of manufacturing a sapphire of the present invention, a sapphire, which can exhibit various colors, can be manufactured by implanting the ions, which can cause optical band gap changes into the sapphire, and a sapphire, which cannot be damaged by radiation and can exhibit colors uniformly, can be manufactured by conducting heat treatment under an oxygen atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jae-Won Park, Ju-Hyung Ahn, Young-chool Kim, Jang-Min Han, Junyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 8747596
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8747957
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl Aircabin GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Gruen, Dietmar Voelkle, Benedict Michelis, Florian Hesselbach
  • Patent number: 8709549
    Abstract: Provided are a radiation-curable ink composition including phenoxyethyl acrylate (A) in an amount of from 20 to 55 mass % of the total reaction components, a multifunctional acrylate (B) in an amount of from 20 to 50 mass % of the total reaction components, and a black pigment (F1); and a radiation-curable ink composition including phenoxyethyl acrylate (A) in an amount of from 20 to 55 mass % of the total reaction components, a multifunctional acrylate (B) in an amount of from 10 to 50 mass % of the total reaction components, and a yellow pigment (F2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Chigusa Sato, Toshiyuki Miyabayashi, Satoru Miura, Toru Saito, Hiroki Nakane, Jun Ito, Taketoshi Kagose, Hiroaki Kida, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Patent number: 8703239
    Abstract: The invention provides an image forming method having at least: applying, onto a recording medium, an ink composition containing at least a water-soluble organic solvent, a pigment, a polymer particle and water; and removing at least a part of the water-soluble organic solvent from the ink composition on the recording medium. The water-soluble organic solvent contains at least a water-soluble organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 10 Pa at 20° C., a boiling temperature of less than 260° C., and an SP value of less than 25, at a content of 30 mass % or more with respect to the total water-soluble organic solvent content of the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ohzeki, Yoshimitsu Arai, Kaoru Tojo, Masao Ikoshi
  • Patent number: 8696941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material for applying thin organic layers having a specifically adjustable conductivity. Said material comprises at least one mixture of two different fractions of a functional polymer, preferably in a solvent, and is used, for example, with the aid of various application techniques, as a functional layer for an organic electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Josef Brabec, Karsten Heuser, Henning Rost
  • Patent number: 8673403
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a fine pattern of a polymer thin film using a phenomenon that another material having a large difference in surface energy in comparison with a polymer thin film pattern is dewetted on the polymer thin film pattern. Two polymer materials having a large difference in surface energy can be applied to readily and conveniently form a fine pattern of a polymer thin film of micrometer or sub-micrometer grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seong Hyun Kim, Sang Chul Lim, Yong Suk Yang, Zin Sig Kim, Doo Hyeb Youn
  • Publication number: 20140061148
    Abstract: A glass container and related methods of manufacturing and coating glass containers. The container includes a hot end coating that is deposited on an exterior surface and that includes a metal oxide, and a dopant to reduce electrical resistivity of the exterior surface of the container. The container also includes an organic coating electrostatically applied to the exterior surface of the container. Preferably, the organic coating is applied at an ambient temperature and without having to use grounding pins, without having to heat the container, and without having to apply an additional conductive coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Remington
  • Patent number: 8664291
    Abstract: Provided is an ultraviolet-curable ink jet ink composition with excellent curability and storage stability, the composition containing a monomer A represented by Formula (I): CH2?CR1—COOR2—O—CH?CH—R3 (wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents a C2-C20 divalent organic residue, and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C11 monovalent organic residue); a (meth)acrylated amine compound; a hindered amine compound other than the (meth)acrylated amine compound; and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kida, Chigusa Sato, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Toru Saito
  • Patent number: 8642247
    Abstract: The invention provides an ink composition having at least (A) a polymerization initiator, (B) an ester or amide of (meth)acrylic acid having a 1,3-dioxolane ring skeleton or a 1,3-dioxane ring skeleton or (B?) an ester or amide of (meth)acrylic acid having a 1,3-diketone structure, and (C) a colorant. The invention further provides an inkjet recording method and a method for producing a planographic printing plate, each of which includes at least (I) ejecting the ink composition onto a hydrophilic support and (II) curing the ink composition by irradiating the ejected ink composition with active radiation so as to form a hydrophobic image region on the hydrophilic support. The invention furthermore provides a planographic printing plate formed by the method for producing a planographic printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Nakamura, Masaharu Sugai
  • Patent number: 8642675
    Abstract: An actinic ray curable composition comprising a photo-polymerizable compound and a photo-polymerization initiator, wherein the photo-polymerizable compound is a cationic polymerizable compound and a terminal polyether-modified silicone surfactant is further incorporated in the actinic ray curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Nobumasa Sasa
  • Publication number: 20140023792
    Abstract: A method provides a layer of a first liquid on a first area of a surface using an elongate applicator, an elongate gap being formed between the applicator and the surface, the gap being filled with an elongate globule of the first liquid, and an amount of a second liquid being arranged in contact with the applicator and with the globule, the first liquid and the second liquid being immiscible and the first area having a higher wettability for the first liquid than for the second liquid. The method includes applying a relative motion between the applicator and the surface, wherein the amount of second liquid being arranged only on a trailing side of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Liquavista B.V.
    Inventors: John GREGORY, Jansen HARCO, Ivar SCHRAM
  • Patent number: 8628829
    Abstract: The method of forming an organic film, includes: a pre-processing step including a plasma treatment step of carrying out plasma treatment to a surface of a base member, and an exposure processing step of exposing the surface of the base member that has undergone the plasma treatment, in an atmosphere containing at least water; and an organic film formation step of thereafter forming an organic film on the surface of the base member using a silane coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20140011286
    Abstract: Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. A gas dosimeter includes a housing configured with an opening to admit an analyte. The gas dosimeter also includes a multivariate sensor disposed in the housing. The sensor is configured to determine a concentration of the analyte over time. In addition, the multivariate sensor includes an irreversible sensing material. Electrical properties of the irreversible sensing material are configured to change irreversibly upon exposure to the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Hubert Tunchiao Lam, Zhexiong Tang, Nandini Nagraj