Nonuniform Or Patterned Coating (e.g., Ink Jet Printing, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/466)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8609322
    Abstract: A lithographic structure comprising: an organic antireflective material disposed on a substrate, and a silicon antireflective material disposed on the organic antireflective material. The silicon antireflective material comprises a crosslinked polymer with a SiOx backbone, a chromophore, and a transparent organic group that is substantially transparent to 193 nm or 157 nm radiation. In combination, the organic antireflective material and the silicon antireflective material provide an antireflective material suitable for deep ultraviolet lithography. The invention is also directed to a process of making the lithographic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina E. Babich, Sean D. Burns, Allen H. Gabor, Scott D. Halle, Arpan P. Mahorowala, Dirk Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 8608896
    Abstract: Methods for liquid adhesive lamination for precision adhesive control are provided. Precision liquid adhesive control can be obtained by first patterning liquid adhesive in a thin pre-coat layer on a substrate. A second adhesive layer can then be patterned on top of the pre-coat layer. When the second substrate is pressed onto the first substrate, the second substrate first comes into contact with the second adhesive layer. The adhesive can then be spread uniformly across the two substrates without forming voids. Alternatively, a single liquid adhesive layer can be formed in a three dimensional gradient pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Horstkemper, Casey J. Feinstein, Kuo-Hua Sung
  • Patent number: 8604095
    Abstract: A radiation-curable ink composition contains (A) aminoacrylate at 1 mass % to 10 mass %, inclusive, (B) phenoxyethyl acrylate at 20 mass % to 50 mass %, inclusive, and (C) tetraethylene glycol diacrylate at 1 mass % to 20 mass %, inclusive, in its reaction component, as well as (E) bis(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)-phenylphosphine oxide at 3 parts by mass to 8 parts by mass, inclusive, (F) 2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl-diphenyl-phosphine oxide at 3 parts by mass to 5 parts by mass, inclusive, in 100 parts by mass of the reaction component, and (G) diethylthioxanthone at 1 part by mass to 3 parts by mass, inclusive, in 100 parts by mass of the reaction component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taketoshi Kagose, Toshiyuki Miyabayashi, Satoru Miura, Toru Saito, Hiroki Nakane, Jun Ito, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Chigusa Sato, Hiroaki Kida
  • Patent number: 8603589
    Abstract: A method and system for printing on glass boards is provided. The method may include jetting, from an inkjet printing system onto a glass board, a glass-based ink having solid glass particles to form a printed glass board; heating the glass board prior to jetting the glass-based ink; heating the glass board after jetting to fix the ink onto the glass board; conveying the printed glass board to a furnace; and firing the printed glass board in the furnace at temperature of no less than 550° c. to melt the solid glass particles onto the glass board and complete fixation of the glass-based ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: DIP Tech Ltd.
    Inventor: Gera Eron
  • Patent number: 8597548
    Abstract: Solvent systems and dispersions including such solvent systems for use in compositions including metals and inks are provided. In certain examples, the solvent systems may be used with capped metal particles to provide a dispersion that may be used to print conductive lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Alpha Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Khaselev, Nitin Desai, Michael T. Marczi, Bawa Singh
  • Publication number: 20130316245
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing of a battery electrode material comprising the steps of: a) applying an electric field to at least one polymer, conductive particles and at least one solvent whereby said conductive particles become arranged between the electrodes in at least two lines that are oriented in the same direction as the electric field line, and b) stabilizing the at least one polymer, conductive particles and at least one solvent by removing at least some of said at least one solvent while maintaining the electric field in step a) whereby the at least two lines of conductive particles will remain in their position when said electric field is removed. Further, the invention concerns a battery electrode material comprising at least one polymer and conductive particles, wherein said conductive particles form at least two lines that are oriented parallel and/or co-linear to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Condalign AS
    Inventors: Mark Buchanan, Geir Helgesen, Matti Knaapila, Preben J.S. Vie, Gorm Krogh Johnsen, Rahul Fotedar
  • Patent number: 8569397
    Abstract: An ink set for ink jet recording containing an ink composition containing a pigment, polymer particles, a water-soluble organic solvent, a lubricant, and water and a reaction liquid that forms an aggregate by contacting with the ink composition and an ink jet recording method using the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 8569398
    Abstract: A fully curable jettable composition having a viscosity less than 30 cps at a temperature within the range of 15° C.-180° C. comprising (i) at least one low viscosity reactive resin; (ii) at least one higher viscosity resin having a viscosity greater than twice that of the low viscosity resin and a functionality of greater than or equal to 2; (iii) at least one curable toughener, (iv) at least one initiator for the polymerization of the resins, and (v) at least one stabilizer for delaying the curing of the resins of the composition. The composition can be jetted from piezo electric printing heads under the control of a computer program to form a multi-layered article, for example, a three dimensional article, in which the adjacent droplets merge and are cured homogeneously together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjana C. Patel, Yong Zhao, Richard John Peace
  • Patent number: 8563115
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an aperture plate coated with a composition comprising a fluorinated compound and an organic compound selected from the group consisting of a urea, an isocyanate and a melamine. This disclosure also provides a process of applying a coating composition to an aperture plate, comprising adding a fluorinated compound, an organic compound selected from the group consisting of a urea, an isocyanate and a melamine, and an optional catalyst together in a solvent to form a coating composition, applying the coating composition to a base film, and curing the base film. This disclosure also describes replacing the aperture plate with polyimide film, where the polyimide film is coated with the above-described coating composition before a laser cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Bih Lin, Pinyen Lin
  • Patent number: 8552090
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a polyurethane resin and at least one selected from a metal compound and hollow resin particles as a colorant, and in the ink composition described above, the polyurethane resin is a polycarbonate-based or a polyether-based anionic polyurethane resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Tsuyoshi Sano