Intermediate Layer Contains Particulate Material (e.g., Pigment, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/204)
  • Patent number: 10353273
    Abstract: A screen is provided. The screen includes: a substrate; an adhesive affixed to the substrate; and a mixture of reflective beads and transparent beads affixed by the adhesive to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC MEMORIES INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Jackson
  • Patent number: 10173437
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing decorative laminates includes the steps of a) inkjet printing a first decorative layer by a first multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed first decorative layer to a laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate; and b) inkjet printing a second decorative layer by a second multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed second decorative layer to the same laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventor: Hans Strijckers
  • Patent number: 9678250
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a light functional substrate. The method includes applying particles onto a surface of water contained in a container to form a monolayer constituted by the particles, immersing a substrate into the container, drawing the substrate out of the container to form patterns constituted by the particles on the substrate in a first direction, and forming a planarization film covering the patterns on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jaehyun Moon, Seung Koo Park, Doo-Hee Cho, Jin Wook Shin, Jun-Han Han, Jonghee Lee, Joo Hyun Hwang, Chul Woong Joo, Jin Woo Huh, Nam Sung Cho, Jong Tae Lim, Jeong Ik Lee, Byoung Gon Yu
  • Patent number: 9561640
    Abstract: A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Collotype Services Pty Ltd., Avery Dennison Materials Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frankhuisen
  • Patent number: 9427035
    Abstract: Disclosed are garments that reveal body art and methods for wearing these garments. The garments have one or more tattoo-revealing windows or openings in them. Each of the windows or openings has a border around its underside. The border is comprised of a silicone ink which may be deposited on the garment by, e.g., screen printing. The method of wearing a tattoo-revealing garment includes wearing the garment such that the opening or window is centered on a piece of body art and is maintained in place by the border of silicone ink. The garment may be sold as a part of a kit that also includes a piece of temporary body art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TATTEES, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Coll, Carmen Milagro Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9202392
    Abstract: A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignees: Collotype Services Pty Ltd., Avery Dennison Materials Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frankhuisen
  • Patent number: 9126388
    Abstract: Devices and methods are contemplated in which a plurality of microfractures are generated on the surface of an article to so generate a non-abrasive surface having a COF of at least 0.6. Most preferably, the surface is the surface of a transparent polymer and is the surface is structured to allow high-resolution display of an image that is disposed on a surface opposite the surface with the microfractures. Consequently, numerous anti-slip products with such surfaces are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Waxless Surfboard Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Neu, Eric Deitch
  • Patent number: 9028950
    Abstract: A decorative film having a mirror effect is provided for use in decorative panels of various home appliances. The decorative film may include a printing layer, a first base material layer that is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, a deposition layer formed by depositing a metal material or an oxide material, and a second base material layer that is a scattering prevention film. The printing layer, the first base material layer, the deposition layer and the second base material layer may be sequentially laminated. The deposition layer formed on a lower surface of the first base material layer and the second base material layer may be adhered by an adhesive. The decorative film may be attached to a rear side of a glass panel by a gluing agent so as to obtain a mirror effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangyong Lee, Kyungdo Kim, Hyungi Jung
  • Patent number: 8999496
    Abstract: An exemplary method for manufacturing a substrate structure includes steps of: providing a substrate; forming a plurality of isolated protrusions on the substrate; depositing ink onto the protrusions; and solidifying the ink to form a plurality of ink layers on the respective protrusions. This method can create ink layers with uniform thickness. A substrate structure having ink layers is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 8993104
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article and/or glazing (e.g., for automobile, window, and/or other applications). An opaque paint that is not technically a frit is used to form a desired opaque pattern. The paint is screen printed on a substrate. Screen printing parameters are selected, e.g., so that the mesh has a high threads per inch count; the paint is pushed through the screen using hydraulic forces that account for a sheer thinning property of the paint by balancing squeegee speed, squeegee angle relative to the screen, and hardness of the squeegee; and/or relative humidity above and/or near the screen is at least about 80%. Preferably, the paint is substantially fully curable at 400 degrees C. or less. The substrate with the pattern thereon may be bent using a high temperature process, optionally with another substrate to which it may be laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Vandal, Harold Jordan, Keith Aldrich
  • Publication number: 20150079361
    Abstract: Methods for forming a multi-layered nanoscale structure by forming a stack of individual polymeric layers on a substrate are provided. Each individual polymeric layer comprises a cured polymeric material immobilizing a pattern of magnetic nanoparticles. The pattern of magnetic nanoparticles can be different within each individual polymeric layer due to their nature of formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Crawford
  • Publication number: 20150068659
    Abstract: A decorative paper, which is suitable for inkjet printing, includes a base paper, on which a top-coating forms a coated base paper. The decorative paper contains one or more pigments and substantially all the pigments are present in the top-coating. A process of preparing the decorative paper and the use of such a paper for producing laminates, furniture and customized décor applications are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Anna Karolina Stawicka, Koert Johannes Sportel, Cornelis Hendricus Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20150044433
    Abstract: Disclosed are ink compositions for printing patterns on substrates having non-stick fluororesin coatings. The ink compositions are particularly useful for printing decorative patterns or markings on cookware or bakeware to provide aesthetic and/or functional effects. Also disclosed are coated substrates which comprise non-stick coatings having patterns. Further disclosed are methods of manufacturing the coated substrates comprising non-stick coatings having patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Xuepu Mao, Philippe Thomas, Feng Dong
  • Patent number: 8936846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a value document, especially a banknote, having a sequence of layers into which visually and/or mechanically perceptible identifiers in the form of patterns, letters, numbers or images are introduced by the action of laser radiation. According to the present invention, the sequence of layers includes a marking layer (22) composed of an ink mixture (24, 26) exhibiting a laser-radiation-absorbing mixture component (26) and a laser-radiation-transparent mixture component (24), the identifiers being visually and/or mechanically perceptible due to an irreversible change in the optical properties of the ink mixture (24, 26), effected by the action of the laser radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Depta, Christof Baldus, Karlheinz Mayer, Peter Schiffmann
  • Publication number: 20140370209
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to coated articles including substrates that support printed patterns and thin film layer stacks that can have the patterns and the layer stacks formed thereon and then be cut, heat treated, and optionally built into an insulated glass unit, laminated to another substrate, and/or used in another product. In certain example embodiments, this is made possible by bonding to the glass the frit material used in forming the pattern, re-annealing the glass following the bonding, disposing the thin film layer stack on the re-annealed substrate supporting the bonded pattern, and then cutting and heat treating. The frit advantageously does not re-melt during heat treatment because the melting temperature is higher than the temperature used in heat treatment. Associated methods also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Matthew S. WALP
  • Publication number: 20140339298
    Abstract: A laminate having a multilayer structure includes a clear film layer, a transfer tape adhesive layer, a microprint text layer, at least one layer with repeating patterns having colorshift properties, and a fluorescent layer with repeating second patterns. The microprint layer, the at least one layer with repeating patterns having colorshift properties, and the fluorescent layer with repeating second patterns are arranged between the clear film layer and the transfer tape adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Russell R. LACOSTE, Stephen WASS, James BONHIVERT, Toni Lee GAZAWAY, Sarah YACOUB, Thomas CLASSICK
  • Patent number: 8889249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security device comprising a security element composed of: a carrier substrate (1) provided with at least one optically variable effects generating structure (2) situated in defined areas of the said carrier, a first reflective layer (3) visible at least where it coincides with the said optically variable effects generating structures (2) and comprising a reflection enhancing material, at least one second distinctive reflective layer (4) situated only outside the optically variable effects generating structures (2) and comprising a reflective material different from that of the first layer (3). These layers (3,4) can comprise further patterns (7). The invention relates to a security support (9) or document comprising the said security device too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Arjowiggins Security
    Inventors: Nathalie Vast, Matthias Muller, Friedrich Kastner
  • Patent number: 8877328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier having at least one printed area produced by intaglio printing and partly covered with a film, and to a method for producing said data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bauer, Werner Bochmann
  • Patent number: 8877327
    Abstract: A glass or glass ceramic article is provided that has a glass or glass ceramic substrate with a decorative coating. The decorative coating includes a decoration layer and a sealing layer. The decoration layer is applied to at least some surface portions of the glass or glass ceramic substrate, and the sealing layer is applied to at least portions of the decoration layer. The decoration layer is a cured sol-gel coating having inorganic solid particles, and the sealing layer is a cured silicone coating comprising inorganic solid particles. Methods for producing such glass or glass ceramic articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Ulf Hoffmann, Ella Ruhl, Angelina Milanovska, Matthias Bockmeyer
  • Patent number: 8865295
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for making a multilayer structure with a printed pattern by providing a film substrate having a crystalline organic compound layer, wherein the substrate optionally has a metal or metaloxide layer between the film substrate and the organic compound layer; applying a printed pattern via a plurality of printing rolls wherein the following steps are performed: optionally, applying as a first layer a primer over the whole surface, applying one or more ink layers on the film to obtain a printed pattern, and optionally, applying a cover varnish to obtain a film substrate with a crystalline organic compound layer and a printed pattern. The invention further relates to a laminate comprising a multilayer structure and a plastic film; the laminate preferably comprises a primer substantially covering the whole surface of the organic compound layer, on which primer the print is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DSM Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Shahab Jahromi, Constantinus Simon Maria Liebregts, Karel Franciscus Hubertus Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 8859085
    Abstract: Described herein is a resilient floor covering made from non-vinyl materials. Also disclosed are related methods for manufacturing the resilient floor coverings described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kris Edward Hahn, Jeffrey Wright, Kellie Ballew
  • Publication number: 20140302290
    Abstract: A recorded matter recorded on a recording medium includes a first layer formed by an ink A on or above the recording medium, the first layer having an index of refraction A; a second layer formed by an ink B on the first layer formed by the ink B, the second layer having an index of refraction B (where B<A); and a third layer formed by an ink C or by a transparent resin material on the second layer, the third layer having an index of refraction C (where C>A) and forming a surface layer of the recorded matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Rie Takekoshi, Takumi Kaneko, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa, Yumi Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20140272338
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article and/or glazing (e.g., for automobile, window, and/or other applications). An opaque paint that is not technically a frit is used to form a desired opaque pattern. The paint is screen printed on a substrate. Screen printing parameters are selected, e.g., so that the mesh has a high threads per inch count; the paint is pushed through the screen using hydraulic forces that account for a sheer thinning property of the paint by balancing squeegee speed, squeegee angle relative to the screen, and hardness of the squeegee; and/or relative humidity above and/or near the screen is at least about 80%. Preferably, the paint is substantially fully curable at 400 degrees C. or less. The substrate with the pattern thereon may be bent using a high temperature process, optionally with another substrate to which it may be laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Vandal, Harold Jordan, Keith Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8834992
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laminate plank is described wherein the thermoplastic laminate plank comprises a core, a print layer, and optionally an overlay. The core comprises at least one thermoplastic material and has a top surface and bottom surface wherein a print layer is affixed to the top surface of the core and an overlay layer is affixed to the top surface of the print layer. Optionally, an underlay layer can be located and affixed between the bottom surface of the print layer and the top surface of the core. A method of making the thermoplastic laminate plank is further described which involves extruding at least one thermoplastic material into the shape of the core and affixing a laminate on the core, wherein the laminate comprises an overlay affixed to the top surface of the print layer and optionally an underlay layer affixed to the bottom surface of the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • Patent number: 8802223
    Abstract: There is provided a decorated sheet having a good adhesiveness with a molding resin regardless of a pattern of a colored part. A decorated sheet comprising: a transparent layer coating on the entire surface of a thermoplastic substrate sheet or at least in the areas of said substrate sheet having no coloring layer formed, said transparent layer coated by a transparent ink with as common varnish composition as the ink for coloring layer formation, and an adhesive layer formed as the outermost layer of said decorated sheet on the side provided with the colored layers of the substrate sheet. A molded article is fabricated by integrating the decorated sheet with a molding resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Teikoku Printing Inks Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8795462
    Abstract: An article is disclosed comprising a network-like pattern of conductive traces formed of at least partially-joined nanoparticles that define randomly-shaped cells that are generally transparent to light and contain a transparent filler material. In a preferred embodiment, the filler material is conductive such as a metal oxide or a conductive polymer. In another preferred embodiment, the filler material is an adhesive that is can be used to transfer the network from one substrate to another. A preferred method of forming the article is also disclosed wherein an emulsion containing the nanoparticles in the solvent phase and the filler material in the water phase is coated onto a substrate. The emulsion is dried and the nanoparticles self-assemble to form the traces and the filler material is deposited in the cells. An electroluminescent device is also disclosed wherein the article of the invention forms a transparent electrode in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cima NanoTech Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Arkady Garbar, Fernando De La Vega, Eric L. Granstrom, Lorenzo Mangolini
  • Publication number: 20140170395
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to ink sets, printed articles, and related methods. An ink set can comprise a metallic ink and a latex-based overcoat ink. The metallic ink can include a first liquid vehicle and metal particles having an average particle size from 3 nm to 180 nm. The latex-based overcoat ink can include a second liquid vehicle and latex particles having an average particle size from 10 nm to 500 nm and a glass transition temperature from ?20° C. to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development company, LP
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Phillip C. Cagle, David Michael Ingle
  • Patent number: 8673425
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, a conductive decoration pad, a decoration layer and an opaque conductive layer. The transparent conductive layer is disposed on the substrate, and the conductive decoration pad is disposed on the transparent conductive layer. The decoration layer is disposed on the conductive decoration pad and the transparent conductive layer, and has an opening located on the conductive decoration pad. The opaque conductive layer is disposed on the decoration layer and electrically connected with the transparent conductive layer through the opening and the conductive decoration pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuei-Ching Wang, Ta-hu Lin, Tung-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 8658274
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laminate plank is described wherein the thermoplastic laminate plank comprises a core, a print layer, and optionally an overlay. The core comprises at least one thermoplastic material and has a top surface and bottom surface wherein a print layer is affixed to the top surface of the core and an overlay layer is affixed to the top surface of the print layer. Optionally, an underlay layer can be located and affixed between the bottom surface of the print layer and the top surface of the core. In addition, a method of making the thermoplastic laminate plank is further described which involves extruding at least one thermoplastic material into the shape of the core and affixing a laminate on the core, wherein the laminate comprises an overlay affixed to the top surface of the print layer and optionally an underlay layer affixed to the bottom surface of the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mannington Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • Publication number: 20140023838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a multilayer data carrier comprising a first layer which is made of plastic and has an upper face on which an opaque layer partially covering said upper face, for example a metal layer, is arranged. The data carrier has a second layer made of plastic which is disposed on the first layer and is transparent at least in a sub-region of the metal layer. The metal layer is partially removed by a laser to such an extent that the metal layer has at least one break. The metal layer is preferably laminated between the first and the second plastic layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Trub AG
    Inventors: Stefan Egli, Heidi Widmer Gomres
  • Publication number: 20130337239
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for applying a colorant to a surface. Compositions are formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. The compositions may be substantially removed from the surface to remove a portion or substantially all of a stain before being affixed to the surface. The compositions are formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. Compositions may be permanently or semi-permanently affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example, heat, pressure, emitted waves, an emitted electrical field, a magnetic field, and/or a chemical. The compositions may also be utilized in the form of a kit or in conjunction with a design device, such as a stencil, to control the application of the composition to create, for example, a pattern on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ketan N. Shah, James F. Kimball, Marcia L. Santaga, Eric J. Minor, Benjamin A. Bass, Benjamin N. Shiffler
  • Patent number: 8603613
    Abstract: A system and method for decorative elements having multiple visual appearances. The decorative elements may present different colors and/or other visual appearance characteristics and yet function as a durable construction material, like a traditional brick, tile or shingle. The decorative elements may receive a mechanical operation that permanently physically alters the decorative element, such as a cutting, sawing, drilling or molding operation, while the decorative element is functional to provide a controllable visual appearance both before and after the physical alteration. The decorative elements may be autonomous in that power needed to change visual appearance states can be gathered by an integrated energy harvesting device, such as a solar cell. A color chip system may be used to select decorative element features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Tesserae Technologies
    Inventor: Erik Larson
  • Patent number: 8603621
    Abstract: A writing kit including a plastic sheet, a binding and a case with a closing element to hold the plastic sheet in the case. The case has at least one hole at a center portion of the case and the sheet has at least one hole in the sheet. A binding comprising a flexible cord is laced through the hole in the sheet and the case and a clasp slidingly engages the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Tetrault
  • Patent number: 8603619
    Abstract: A laser-markable, acrylic resin-based laminate having a thickness of 100 to 200 ?m and including (A3) a pigmented layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 10 to 100 mg KOH/g, (B3) a base layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 18 to 40 mg KOH/g, and (C3) a destructible layer made of a crosslinked acrylic resin obtained by crosslinking a mixture of an acrylic resin composition having a hydroxyl value of 20 to 35 mg KOH/g and polymer beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Carbide Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koudai Takeda, Osamu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130302577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a chip inlaid flooring material using a PLA resin. The chip inlaid flooring material includes a chip inlaid layer, a dimension stabilizing layer, and a base layer, from the top of the flooring material, wherein at least one of the chip inlaid layer and the base layer includes polylactic acid (PLA) resin as a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jong Kwon, Ji-Young Kim, Ki-Bong Park, Chang-Won Kang, Jun-Hyuk Kwon, Sang-Sun Park, Jang-Ki Kim, Gyeong-Min Lee, Cheng-Zhe Huang
  • Publication number: 20130266781
    Abstract: A glass or glass ceramic article is provided that has a glass or glass ceramic substrate with a decorative coating. The decorative coating includes a decoration layer and a sealing layer. The decoration layer is applied to at least some surface portions of the glass or glass ceramic substrate, and the sealing layer is applied to at least portions of the decoration layer. The decoration layer is a cured sol-gel coating having inorganic solid particles, and the sealing layer is a cured silicone coating comprising inorganic solid particles. Methods for producing such glass or glass ceramic articles are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Ulf Hoffmann, Ella Ruhl, Angelina Milanovska, Matthias Bockmeyer
  • Patent number: 8551603
    Abstract: The invention discloses a functional film assembly comprising a functional film having at least one active layer laminated between first and second planar electrode layers. At least a portion of the edge region of the functional film is sealed by a sealing member. Preferably, the sealing member comprises a strip of polymer film material having on one surface a first strip-like region of adhesive material adjacent a first edge of the strip of polymer film material, and a second strip-like region of adhesive material adjacent a second edge of the strip of polymer film material. There is an adhesive-free region between the first and second strip-like regions of adhesive material, which is positioned coincident with the active layer of the functional film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: James Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 8507077
    Abstract: A camouflage system includes a layer of an adhesion promoter so paint will adhere to the surface of an article and a first layer of paint applied to the surface on top of the adhesion promoter. A second layer of paint of a different color is applied to a portion of the first layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be in the form of a design, symbol, brand, logo, mark, and/or name. A multi-color layer is then applied to the surface of the article over the layers of paint. The multi-color layer may be a camouflage ink pattern. A clear coat may be applied over the multi-color layer. The multi-color layer affects the visual appearance of the second layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be visible at one viewing angle and may be less visible or non-visible at a different viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Krow Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: James K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 8404333
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a polymer layer composite that comprises a plurality of polymer layers and at least one polymer layer contains a laser-sensitive component, said method consisting of the following steps: A) first personalized information is applied to at least one of the polymer layers by means of an inkjet printing method as a colored inkjet printed layer, B) the polymer layer with the colored inkjet printed layer is then joined to the other polymer layers, the polymer layer with the colored inkjet printed layer being arranged between two other polymer layers, C) second personalized information is inscribed into the polymer layer composite obtained in step B) by means of laser engraving. The invention also relates to a thus obtained polymer layer composite, a security and/or valuable document comprising a polymer layer composite of said type and to a method for producing a security and/or valuable document of said type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hagemann, Arthur Mathea, Oliver Muth, Malte Pflughoefft, Jörg Fischer, Heinz Pudleiner
  • Patent number: 8356841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a customized multi-layer support which takes the general form of a card, such as an identification card. The support includes a card body, the upper face of which is provided with externally-visible personal information; and a film which is at least partially transparent and which is fixed to the upper face of the card body. The support has boundary lines which define the areas of the aforementioned film with reduced or increased mechanical strength. The invention also relates to a method of producing one such customized support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Lesur
  • Patent number: 8354044
    Abstract: An EL device (1), contains: a transparent support (21), a conductive layer (2), a phosphor layer (3), a reflection insulating layer (4), and a back electrode (5); wherein the conductive layer (2), the phosphor layer (3), the reflection insulating layer (4) and the back electrode (5) are provided on the transparent support (21) in this order, and wherein the conductive layer (2) includes silica in an amount of 0.05 g/m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 8337977
    Abstract: An elastic and resilient film for application to an endless moving handrail includes a first layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and having sufficient resilience to accommodate strains occurring on the surface of the endless moving handrail, the first layer having an adhesive on the bottom surface and a first barrier coating on the top surface, the first barrier coating having sufficient resilience to accommodate strains occurring on the surface of the endless moving handrail and substantially retarding the transmission of materials blooming from the endless moving handrail, optionally a second layer having a top surface and a bottom surface overlying the first layer, the second layer having sufficient resilience to accommodate strains occurring on the surface of the endless moving handrail, and further having second adhesive on the bottom surface of the second layer, and a substantially transparent layer overlying the top surface of the second layer, or the first layer if no second layer present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EHC Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Naseer Mohammad Qureshi
  • Publication number: 20120313075
    Abstract: An optical component is disclosed that comprises a first substrate, an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles disposed over a predetermined region of a first surface of the first substrate, a layer comprising an adhesive material disposed over the optical material and any portion of the first surface of the first substrate not covered by the optical material, and a second substrate disposed over the layer comprising an adhesive material, wherein the first and second substrates are sealed together. In certain embodiments, the optical component further includes a second optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles disposed between the layer comprising the adhesive material and the second substrate. Method are also disclosed. Also disclosed are products including the optical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: JOHN R. LINTON, Emily M. Squires, Rohit Modi, David Gildea
  • Patent number: 8318281
    Abstract: An absorbent laminated paper article is a rectangular sheet having first parallel edges in a first direction, second parallel edges in a second perpendicular direction and an article area delimited by the edges. The article includes at least two plies adhesively bonded in a bonding pattern between the plies. The bonding pattern includes bonding elements arranged along a first set of bonding lines extending from one of the first parallel edges to the other of first parallel edges in a first direction at a first angle to the first direction and along a second set of bonding lines extending from the one of first parallel edges to the other of first parallel edges in a second direction at a second angle to the first direction, the first set of bonding lines intersecting with the second set and forming an intermeshing network of bonding lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Anna Månsson, Eva-Li Saarväli, Sverker Albertsson, Susanne Gungner
  • Patent number: 8287991
    Abstract: Disclosed are laminated articles comprising a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer having an inclusion embedded between the layers, wherein at least one layer comprises a branching agent to improve dimensional stability during the lamination process. Disclosed are laminated articles comprising a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer having an inclusion embedded between the layers, wherein at least one layer comprises a copolyester comprising a branching agent to improve dimensional stability during the lamination process. Also disclosed are methods of laminating a first layer and a second layer with an inclusion between the layers to form a laminated article with an embedded inclusion, wherein at least one layer comprises a copolyester comprising a branching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, Ryan Thomas Neill, James Collins Maine, Bryan Steven Bishop, Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 8236408
    Abstract: To provide an optical laminate that can sufficiently exhibit the function of a functional material such as an antistatic agent or fine particles in the obtained laminate without using a binder material for fixing the functional material to the substrate, as well as a method for manufacturing the same, there is obtained the optical laminate by step (A1) in which the substrate is coated with a composition (a) containing a solvent capable of swelling or dissolving the substrate and the functional material, step (A2) of drying, and step (A3) of forming a resin layer on the coated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Matsui, Masataka Nakashima, Kiyoshi Itoh
  • Patent number: 8227070
    Abstract: A decorative member (1A) includes: a resin layer (2) having a front surface (2b) and a back surface (2a); and a reflective layer (3) formed on the back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2). The back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2) includes a receding surface (21) formed therein. The receding surface recedes gradually toward the front surface (2b) to change a thickness of the resin layer (2). A pigmented layer (4) configured so that lightness/depth of color thereof changes in accordance with the change in the thickness of the resin layer (2) is provided between the back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2) and the reflective layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nagashima, Suguru Nakao, Takehiko Yamashita, Shuji Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20120183706
    Abstract: Cell packaging according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a base film layer; and a print layer provided beneath or on the base film layer, and including a binder resin and carbon black. The base film layer or print layer of the cell packaging is partially removed by means of laser irradiation to expose the layer under same. Therefore, according to the cell packaging of the invention, a wide range of shapes or logos, etc. can easily be externally displayed so as to be discernible by means of laser irradiation. By thus imparting discernibility and externality to the cell packaging, a labeling process for attaching a separate label to the cell packaging can be excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: YOUL CHON CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Jun Kang, Hee Sik Han, Woo Sic Jung, Sung Ho Lee, Jong Woon Yoon, Ji Hee Kim, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8192830
    Abstract: The present disclosure features processes and equipment for forming a variety of textured materials, including both release webs, and finished products such as flooring materials, wall coverings, textured laminates and the like. The processes described herein allow curing radiation to be passed through a texturing medium, rather than through the substrate to which the curable material is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: S.D. Warren Company
    Inventors: Gary P. Blenkhorn, Dieter Doehring
  • Patent number: 8179340
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code pattern includes: a boundary pattern in which each of pixels in a group are set into a turn-on state or a turn-off state; a rotation detection pattern in which each pixel belonging to a group in each block is set into the turn-on state or the turn-off state by a light emitting pattern which can detect a rotational angle upon reading of the block; and an information pattern in which both of each pixel belonging to a first quadrant region in the block and each pixel belonging to a third quadrant region are set into the turn-on state or the turn-off state according to first information data and both of each pixel belonging to a second quadrant region and each pixel belonging to a fourth quadrant region are set into the turn-on state or the turn-off state according to second information data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Noguchi, Manabu Nohara, Takayuki Akimoto, Tomoaki Iwai, Yusuke Soga