Coating Material Includes Colorant Or Pigment Patents (Class 427/514)
  • Patent number: 10338467
    Abstract: A method of producing a film includes: a disposing step of disposing a photocurable composition on a substrate; a mold contact step of bringing the photocurable composition and a mold into contact with each other; a photoirradiation step of irradiating the photocurable composition with light to form a cured product; and a mold release step of releasing the cured product and the mold from each other, in which the method further includes an alignment step of aligning the mold and the substrate with each other before the photoirradiation step, in which the photocurable composition contains at least a polymerizable compound serving as a component (A) and a photopolymerization initiator serving as a component (B), and in which the polymerizable compound has a polymerization conversion ratio of 50% or more when exposed to light under conditions of an illuminance of 0.12 mW/cm2 and an exposure time of 11.0 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Takeshi Honma, Shiori Yonezawa, Youji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10227497
    Abstract: An active energy ray curable composition is provided. The active energy ray curable composition includes a polymerizable monomer, a polymer component, a polymeric dispersant, and a pigment. The active energy ray curable composition is non-aqueous. The active energy ray curable composition has a yield value of 0.1 Pa or less either when having an initial weight or when being dried to have a weight 70% by mass of the initial weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Iio, Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9856383
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to simulated soiling and weathering of materials. In one aspect, a soiling mixture may include an aqueous suspension of various amounts of salt, soot, dust, and humic acid. In another aspect, a method may include weathering a sample of material in a first exposure of the sample to ultraviolet light, water vapor, and elevated temperatures, depositing a soiling mixture on the sample, and weathering the sample in a second exposure of the sample to ultraviolet light, water vapor, and elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Mohamad Sleiman, Thomas Kirchstetter, Hugo Destaillats, Ronnen Levinson, Paul Berdahl, Hashem Akbari
  • Patent number: 9291894
    Abstract: A colored photosensitive resin composition, and a colored filter and a display device including the same. The colored photosensitive resin composition comprises a pigment dispersion solution, an alkaline soluble resin, a light polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator, an adjuvant and a solvent, wherein the solvent includes 60%-85% of propylene glycol methyl ether acetate and 15%-40% of a dibasic acid ester, based on the total weight of the solvent. The colored photosensitive resin composition has good stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Liu, Shi Shu
  • Patent number: 9011984
    Abstract: Processes for coating substrates and the related substrates are disclosed herein. A one-component base coating composition is applied onto a substrate and a one-component top coating composition is applied wet-on-wet onto the applied base coating composition. The coating compositions are based on aqueous acrylate/polyurethane dispersions. The top coating composition is applied after the applied base coating composition develops a pendulum hardness of at least 50% of the pendulum hardness that would be exhibited by the base coating composition after UV cure. The applied coatings exposed to UV radiation to simultaneously cure both the base coating composition and the top coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Kathy Allen, Terrell Wayt, Jeanette Eastman
  • Publication number: 20150072083
    Abstract: A method for shielding a metal substrate surface during the application of heat to the surroundings of the substrate which comprises. A liquid maskant composition is formed which comprises: a) at least one of a polycarbonate urethane diacrylate oligomer, a polycarbonate urethane dimethacrylate oligomer, a polycarbonate caprolactone urethane diacrylate oligomer, or a polycarbonate caprolactone urethane dimethacrylate oligomer; b) a reactive diluent capable of free radical polymerization; and c) a photoinitiator capable of generating free radicals when exposed to actinic radiation. The maskant composition is applied onto a surface of the substrate. The maskant composition is then exposed to sufficient actinic radiation to polymerize or crosslink the composition into a dried maskant. In use the dried maskant is heated on the substrate to a temperature of from about 400° F. to about 600° F. for from about 20 minutes to about 30 minutes, and then the maskant is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: DYMAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmet Nebioglu, Michael A. Morin, Christopher Alan Cayer, Marufur Rahim
  • Publication number: 20150044478
    Abstract: A method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system comprising a pigmented aqueous basecoat material comprising at least one polyurethane resin (A) as binder, at least one color and/or effect pigment, and 0.05% to 10% by weight, based on the total amount of the pigmented aqueous basecoat material, of an associative thickener (B) different from the polyurethane resin (A), the associative thickener (B) being composed of at least one compound of the following formula (I): with n=0 to 50, where R= with m=0 to 10, where R1?H or R2, where R2= with o=0 to 50, with the proviso that for not more than 50% by weight of the compounds of the formula (I), m=0 and R1?H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Peggy Jankowski
  • Patent number: 8952078
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printing ink and in particular to an ink for ink-jet printing which is cured by irradiation. The ink comprises at least one radiation-curable monomer; at least one passive thermoplastic resin; at least one radical photoinitiator; and at least one colouring agent; wherein the ink has a viscosity of less than 100 mPas at 25° C., and wherein the at least one passive resin is present at 2 to 15 wt % based on the total weight of the ink and has a molecular weight of 1,500 to 70,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sericol Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Paul Gould
  • Patent number: 8940811
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 8932720
    Abstract: The present invention describes the use of a composition which can be cured below 40° C., a method of coating fiber/polymer composites, the preparation of curable compositions, and a modular system for preparing said compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Dornbusch, Hendrik Narjes, Doris Austermann
  • Patent number: 8920885
    Abstract: Corrosion-resistant, self-priming coatings that are curable by ultraviolet energy and methods for coating surfaces using such coatings have been provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for coating a surface includes formulating a chromium-free, self-priming coating, applying the chromium-free, self-priming coating to the surface, and curing the chromium-free, self-priming coating with ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Dr. Ben Curatolo, Inc., The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John R. DeAntoni, Benedict S. Curatolo
  • Patent number: 8906468
    Abstract: A method of applying a low gloss coating to a substrate such as the exterior surface of an aircraft is disclosed. The coating composition comprising a polyene, a polythiol, a flatting agent and a coloring pigment is applied to the substrate and given a first dosage of UV radiation followed by a second dosage in which the second dosage is greater than the first resulting in an ultralow gloss coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowman, Harry Muschar
  • Publication number: 20140326266
    Abstract: A double colored nail appliqué, method of manufacturing and using, the appliqué having two different decorations sequentially via the user removing the top coat of a second colored enamel layer to expose an underlying base coat with a different, first colored enamel layer. The base coat is covered by a UV adhesive layer that protects it during the removal of the top coat. The nail appliqué may further comprise a metallic foil layer directly above or below the UV layer; a design imprinted on the top or bottom coat of enamel; and, a clear coat of enamel covering the top coat. Removal of the top coat(s) by the user does not damage the underlying coats/layers. Therefore, one nail appliqué can be used to offer two different appearing manicures without having to apply a new nail appliqué.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Publication number: 20140302248
    Abstract: Described herein are polarizing articles and methods of making the same. The methods are useful in preparing polarizing articles having high durability and increased polarizing efficiency. The polarizing articles are useful in any article where it is desirable to reduce or remove glare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jerome Vivien Davidovits, David Henry, Eric Gesell, Philippe Sinard
  • Publication number: 20140248473
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a decorative sheet, the process comprising a discharge step of discharging an ink composition onto a recording medium, a drying step of drying the ink composition above the recording medium by means of heat, and a curing step of curing the ink composition above the recording medium by means of a light source having a peak wavelength of 200 nm to 300 nm, the ink composition comprising (Component A) a polymer compound comprising a monomer unit (a-1) having a partial structure represented by Formula (1) below and a monomer unit (a-2) having a hydrophilic group, (Component B) water, and (Component C) a pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki MAKUTA
  • Patent number: 8758865
    Abstract: A system and method for creating an authentication mark on a recording medium by depositing marking material on a medium in an image area to create a marking material image and to create a marking material authentication image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Belelie, Michelle N. Chretien, Naveen Chopra, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Publication number: 20140161986
    Abstract: There are several coatings and a method for surface finishing, in particular for producing durable and stable surface coatings using ink jet printing methods. The coating comprises a first layer, which can be produced from one or more ink jet-capable inks, and a second layer, which can be produced from one or more top coats, wherein at least the first layer is applied using an ink jet print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MANKIEWICZ GEBR. & Co. GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Umberto DE ROSSI, Veronica RUETER, Klaus AMMANN
  • Publication number: 20140147598
    Abstract: A coating method for producing an electrically insulating coating on a bearing component, wherein, in a first step, a substance mixture comprising at least a) a silane and/or siloxane compound, b) a metal alcoholate, and c) PEEK and/or PTFE in the form of a dispersion is applied to the bearing component and, in a second step, is solidified on the component surface by means of a laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Windrich, Tim Matthias Hosenfeldt, Helmut Schillinger
  • Publication number: 20140120351
    Abstract: Processes for coating substrates and the related substrates are disclosed herein. A one-component base coating composition is applied onto a substrate and a one-component top coating composition is applied wet-on-wet onto the applied base coating composition. The coating compositions are based on aqueous acrylate/polyurethane dispersions. The top coating composition is applied after the applied base coating composition develops a pendulum hardness of at least 50% of the pendulum hardness that would be exhibited by the base coating composition after UV cure. The applied coatings exposed to UV radiation to simultaneously cure both the base coating composition and the top coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kathy Allen, Terrell Wayt, Jeanette Eastman
  • Publication number: 20140104855
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a gobo configured to be inserted into a projection gate of a projector. The gobo includes a substantially transparent substrate and a coating on the substrate. The coating includes one or more layers of ultraviolet curable ink material. The gobo may also include an adhesion promoter directly on the substrate, where the coating is directly on the adhesion promoter. The coating may include a stack having multiple layers of ultraviolet curable ink material, where the stack includes ink material of at least two different colors. One layer could have white/reflective ultraviolet curable ink material, where that layer is configured to face a light source of the projector. At least one layer of ultraviolet curable ink material could have a varying thickness, which can control a percentage or a color saturation of light transmitted through the at least one layer of ultraviolet curable ink material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20140057056
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display comprising a plurality of cells, each of said cells comprises: a) partition walls; b) an electrophoretic fluid filled therein; c) a polymeric sealing layer to enclose the electrophoretic fluid within the cell; and d) an interface between the electrophoretic fluid and the sealing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang LIANG, Mary CHAN-PARK, Scott C-J TSENG, Zarng-Arh George WU, HongMei ZANG
  • Patent number: 8563624
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists essentially of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20130260055
    Abstract: A method for using a photocurable ink including applying this photocurable ink to a suitable substrate. The photocurable ink can be partially cured during application, or fully cured after application. The photocurable ink contains a colorant dissolved or dispersed within a solvent, a photoinitiator, an organic phosphite, an aldehyde, and a photocurable compound. The organic phosphite is present in a molar excess relative to the aldehyde moieties that are present. The photocurable ink can be used for imaging or other applications where a uniform or patterned image is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Deepak Shukla
  • Patent number: 8507050
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for depositing an ultra thin coating that exhibits both low haze (high transparency) and strong color (high optical density at a given film thickness). Also disclosed are methods for making radiation curable coating compositions comprising polymer-enclosed particles that are suitable for producing ultra thin coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis L. Faler, Shawn A. DeSaw
  • Publication number: 20130202807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system, the method comprising (1) applying a pigmented aqueous basecoat to a substrate, the basecoat comprising from 0.1% to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the basecoat, of at least one vinyl ether of the general formula R—O—CH?CH2 where R is an unsubstituted or substituted organic radical selected from the group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and alkaryl radicals having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, (2) forming a basecoat film from the coating applied in stage (1), (3) applying a clearcoat to the basecoat film, and then (4) curing the basecoat film together with the clearcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 8501830
    Abstract: The invention describes a radiation-curable ink jet ink, which comprises at least 50% by weight of cyclic trimethylolpropane formal acrylate (CTFA), and further comprises a free-radical photoinitiator, and which is substantially free of volatile compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hartley David Selman, Graeme Edward Charles Beats, Nigel Anthony Caiger, Andrew David Speirs, Stephen Paul Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130196077
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a polarizing lens, which comprises forming a polarizing layer by orienting and depositing a dichroic dye on a lens substrate; conducting an amino silane treatment by impregnating the polarizing layer with a solution of a silane coupling agent comprising an amino group; coating a waterborne resin composition comprising a polyether polyurethane resin and a water-based solvent on the polarizing layer following the amino silane treatment and then drying the waterborne resin composition to form a primer layer; and forming a cured coating by coating a curable composition on the primer layer that has been formed and then conducting a curing treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: HOYA CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130196176
    Abstract: A method of imparting colour to a plastic substrate comprising applying to the substrate, or incorporating within the substrate, a diacetylene compound of general formula (I) wherein n=1 to 20; R1=an optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl group which may contain heteroatoms; T=H, an optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl group which may contain heteroatoms or —(CH2)m—C(?O)-Q2R2; Q1=NH, CO, NHCONH, OCONH, COS, NHCSNH or NR3, wherein m, Q2 and R2 are independently selected from the same groups as n, Q1 and R1 respectively; R3 is an optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl group which may contain heteroatoms; and irradiating the substrate to impart colour to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: DATALASE LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony Jarvis, Adam O'Rourke, Ben Mulchin
  • Publication number: 20130172439
    Abstract: There is described a substantially solid, solvent free, radiation curable composition comprising a) optionally from 0.1% to 99.9% by weight of a colorant; and b) from 0.1% to 99.9% of radiation curable polymer obtained and/or obtainable from at least one mono-(terminal functional forming) monomer of formula I: R1(R2)C?CR3(C?O)(X1)nR4 Formula 1, where n is 0 or 1, X1 is oxy or —NR5— (where R5 represents H or optionally substituted organo), R1 independently represents optionally substituted C1-10hydrocarbo, hydroxyl, optionally substituted C2-10hydrocarbo-oxy comprising a ring moiety, and/or carboxy; and R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent H, an optional substituent and/or optionally substituted organo groups and where n is 0, R3 may also represent oxy or —NR5—; and c) optionally from 0.1% to 90% of a radiation curable high molecular weight reactive diluent; and d) optionally from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Rajasingham Satgurunathan, Emilio Martin, Adrianus Antonius Johannes Van Geel, Franciscus Adrianus Johannes Suykerbuyk, Daniela Senatore, Alfred Jean Paul Bückmann
  • Publication number: 20130108798
    Abstract: A method of applying a low gloss coating to a substrate such as the exterior surface of an aircraft is disclosed. The coating composition comprising a polyene, a polythiol, a flatting agent and a coloring pigment is applied to the substrate and given a first dosage of UV radiation followed by a second dosage in which the second dosage is greater than the first resulting in an ultralow gloss coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bowman, Harry L. Muschar
  • Publication number: 20130100656
    Abstract: A transmission type optical element (10) comprises a surface relief micro-grating (5, 9) for guiding light (13) propagating through the optical element. According to the present invention, at least a portion (5) of the thickness of the optical element (10) is formed of a colored material (4) so as to make the optical element colored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NANOCOMP OY LTD
    Inventor: Valtteri Kalima
  • Patent number: 8420730
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a capsulated colorant including a colorant and a polymer resin coating the colorant, wherein the polymer resin is obtained by polymerization of a polymerizable composition including a basic monomer, a macromonomer and a polymerizable unsaturated monomer; a method of preparing the capsulated colorant; and an ink composition including the capsulated colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-In Lee, Sang-Eum Shim
  • Publication number: 20130048357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition which has excellent concealing properties for appearance defects of a circuit and the like, while having excellent coloring power and resolution that enable the formation of a high-resolution solder resist layer. Specifically disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition which contains a perylene coloring agent, a coloring agent that is in a complementary color relation with the perylene coloring agent, a carboxyl group-containing resin, a compound that contains two or more ethylenically unsaturated groups in each molecule, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TAIYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chiho Ueta, Seiryo Kamata
  • Publication number: 20130034512
    Abstract: A composition, method, and use of a UV curable, thixotropic, radiation curable, low viscosity gel is described. The composition is comprised of thixotropic additive(s) and in some cases dispersants for additional dispersion stability. The thixotropic pigmented gel has prolonged shelf life and long time storage at ambient conditions. It also contains negligible amounts of unreactive solvent. The thixotropic additive also changes the rheological properties of the gel, which allows the nail gel to be easily applied to nails at a lower viscosity due to shear thinning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Mycone Dental Supply Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E Kozacheck, George M. Lein
  • Patent number: 8366818
    Abstract: A photocurable composition is provided that includes a compound represented by Formula (I) below, in Formula (I), X denotes O, S, or NRa, n1 denotes 0 or 1, and R1 to R14 and Ra independently denote a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a monovalent substituent, at least one of R1 to R14 and Ra not being a hydrogen atom). There is also provided an inkjet recording method that includes (a1) a step of discharging the photocurable composition onto a recording medium and (b1) a step of curing the photocurable composition by irradiating the discharged photocurable composition with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 8362104
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a digital printing ink and to the ink thus obtained. The inventive method comprises the following phases consisting in: dispersing pigments in a mixture of oligomers and monomers, including polyol acrylates, with a maximum particle size of 1 micrometer; diluting same with a mixture of monofunctional and multifunctional acrylic monomers until a viscosity of between 10 and 30 centipoise is obtained; introducing a photoinitiator system, which starts the polymerization of the oligomers and monomers from the first phase, in the presence of ultraviolet radiation; and subjecting the resulting ink to a filtration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Chimigraf Iberica, SL
    Inventor: Antonio López Muñoz
  • Patent number: 8361562
    Abstract: A light-cyan radiation-curable gel ink including at least one curable monomer, at least one organic gellant, at least one photoinitiator, and a colorant. The colorant includes a cyan colorant, a hue-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 500 to about 600 nm, and an optional shade-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 400 to about 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daryl W. Vanbesien, Edul N. Dalal, Karen A. Moffat, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian, Richard P. N. Veregin, Jordan H. Wosnick, Valerie M. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 8361603
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink composition containing: a polymer having a polyoxyalkylene group and a partial structure selected from the group consisting of a fluoroalkyl group, a siloxane skeleton and a long-chain alkyl group; a polymerizable compound; and a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yokoi
  • Patent number: 8349411
    Abstract: A method for producing raised structures serving as grip nubs on a surface of a pencil, in which, with the help of a nozzle, a plastic preparation is applied. The plastic preparation includes a radiation-curable plastic mass and has the following composition: plastic mass formed from 40% to 98% wt.; oligomer and monomer photoinitiator system 0.1% to 30% wt.; amorphous silicon dioxide 0.3% to 30% wt.; and/or micronized amide wax colorant 0% to 60% wt.; filler 0% to 60% wt.; and further additives 0% to 10% wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventors: Udo Beck, Walter Oetter, Gerhard Lugert
  • Patent number: 8334026
    Abstract: The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition having at least one radiation curable fluorescent co-monomer and a gellant. The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition offers both document security features as well as potential brand highlight features. The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition combines the unique attributes of the UV curable gel system, with its tremendous substrate latitude, with the ability to add tunable fluorescent effects without the safety concerns of small molecule fluorescent additives. Exemplary ink compositions include a first co-monomer, least one radiation curable fluorescent co-monomer, and a gellant. Methods for making and using these ink compositions and ink compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle N Chretien, Naveen Chopra, Peter G Odell, Jennifer L Belelie
  • Publication number: 20120315685
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are coated articles and methods of preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLOGY COATINGS, INC. A Nevada Corporation
    Inventor: Sally Judith Weine Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20120301738
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that include a film-forming resin, a colorant, and a plurality of organic solvents. The organic solvents have a weight average relative evaporation rate, relative to n-butyl acetate, of from 3.0 to 5.0. The compositions have a low level of volatile organic compounds (VOC) according to the definition set forth in 40 CFR Part 51.100(s) (as amended through Jan. 21, 2009). Also provided are methods for coloring a wood substrate with such compositions and multi-layer composite coating systems comprising at least one coating layer deposited from such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventor: David Posey
  • Patent number: 8309621
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radiation curable solid ink composition comprising: (a) a curable wax; (b) at least one curable monomer, oligomer, or prepolymer; (c) at least one photoinitiator; and (d) a pigment colorant; wherein the ink is a solid at a first temperature of about 25° C. or lower; and wherein the ink is a liquid at a second temperature of about 40° C. or higher; said ink being curable by free-radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Marcel P Breton, Michelle N Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 8293338
    Abstract: A method of applying a protective coating over ink printed media in a digital printing engine whereby horizontally discharging ink jet nozzles arranged in a vertical array, discharging a protective coating onto the marked surface of media disposed on a belt in vertical disposition. The coated media is then transported vertically to an adjacent source of ultraviolet radiation for curing the protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Gregory Joseph Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8273167
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a pigment dispersion composition including (A) an organic pigment, (B) a pigment derivative represented by Formula (I) below and (C) a polymer compound having a pigment-adsorptive functional group; a curable color composition including the pigment dispersion composition, a polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator; and a color filter having a color region formed using the curable color composition and a method for producing the same. Q represents an organic colorant residue; A represents an ethylene group or the like; and R represents a hydroxyl group or a group represented by —NH-A-Z; Z represents —SO3H, —COOH or a salt thereof; and n represents an integer of from 1 to 4. When R represents —NH-A-Z, the structures represented by the two —NH-A-Zs bonded to the triazine ring contained in each of the n partial structures bonded to Q may be the same as each other or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Sugihara, Kazuhiro Fujimaki
  • Publication number: 20120219723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device to improve an aged surface layer (7) of a boarding material (1) to an essentially “newly painted condition”, which boarding material (1) is manufactured from essentially recovered, ground down polymer material (3) and ground down organic fibre (4) having a surface layer (2) which, after a certain time, has been exposed to UV light, weather and wind, cold and heat, and has caused the polymer material (3) to be removed to some extent and to create an aged surface layer (7), which according to the invention is restored indifferent steps. In a first step loose particles are removed from the aged surface layer (7), and in a second step this layer is heated to 160-200 degrees C. by a heating device (8) until the organic fibre (4) has sucked in, by capillary suction, the fluid polymer material (3) containing dye pigment lying underneath the aged surface layer (7), which thereafter is improved to an essentially new condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Leif Anders Jilken
  • Publication number: 20120207942
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a semi-transmissive liquid crystal display device which allows sufficient polymerization reaction in the liquid crystal layer in each of the reflection region and the transmission region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Minoru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20120196087
    Abstract: Engineered stone, and methods of manufacturing same. An engineered stone comprises: a surface of the engineered stone, wherein the surface comprises one or more pores; and a sealant mixture including a sealant material and a functional component, wherein the functional component modifies one or more properties of said engineered stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: CAESARSTONE SDOT-YAM LTD.
    Inventor: Ramon Albalak
  • Publication number: 20120177839
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing colored contact lenses with relatively high quality color images. The method of the invention comprises the steps of: obtaining a water based ink having a viscosity of greater than about 100 centipoise (cps) and the ink has a dynamic surface tension of less than about 40 dyne/cm at surface age of about 1 second; applying the ink to a portion of molding surfaces of a lens mold to form a colored coat; actinically curing the ink printed on the mold to form a colored film; dispensing a lens-forming material into the lens-forming cavity of the mold; and actinically or thermally curing the lens-forming material to form the contact lens, whereby the colored film detaches from the molding surface and becomes integral with the body of the contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Carey Tucker, Sandra Corti, Michael Hugh Quinn, Barry L. Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120148833
    Abstract: Radiation-curable coating compositions for a surface such as a concrete floor, which include one or more acrylate monomers or oligomers having at least four crosslinkable double bonds, at least one photoinitiator, one or more fillers, and at least one pigment or dye are described and claimed. These coating compositions allow for application of at least 0.10 mm (4 mil) thickness of the coating composition over an area larger than a radiation source, without the formation of wrinkles along the shoulder area of each pass of the radiation source in the areas where weak intensity light from a side edge of the radiation source is capable of partially curing only a portion of the coating composition thickness. The coating compositions optionally further comprise one or more tertiary amine compounds comprising zero or one crosslinkable double bonds, the one or more tertiary amine compounds providing an amine value of at least 7.5 mg KOH per gram of the total radiation-curable resins of the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Huimin CAO, Wenguang LI, Tia Yeon LEE