Translucent Layer Comprises Natural Oil, Wax, Resin, Gum, Glue, Gelatin Patents (Class 428/205)
  • Patent number: 10814601
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method to produce a coating layer, including applying a coating composition on a surface of a carrier, curing the coating composition to a coating layer, and subsequently applying pressure to the coating layer. The disclosure further relates to a method to produce a building panel, and such a building panel, and to a method to produce a coated foil, and such a coated foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Goran Ziegler, Christer Lundblad, Per Josefsson, Anette Hedlund
  • Patent number: 10632777
    Abstract: When water pressure transfer of decorative layer or layers is carried out on an article using a water pressure transfer sheet 202 having a non-extensible decorative layer 22 providing hologram function and an extensible decorative layer 24 of print pattern sequentially from a top of said water pressure transfer sheet, a plurality of preformed cracks 26 are formed in said non-extensible decorative layer 22 of said water pressure transfer sheet 201 before said water pressure transfer sheet 202 lands on water, then an activating agent for wetting and activating said extensible decorative layer 24 is applied, and thereafter said water pressure transfer sheet lands on the water whereby water pressure transfer is carried out having high profile followability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeda, Akiko Yamazaki, Kazutoshi Toda, Takahiro Sasazawa
  • Patent number: 10493690
    Abstract: The method comprises the following steps: (a) supplying at least one cosmetic material and supplying at least one photoactivatable material; (b) forming a layer (19) comprising on at least a first region of the layer (19), a photoactivatable material supplied in step (a); (c) illuminating at least the first region of the layer (19) to activate the photoactivatable material; (d) forming an additional layer (19) on at least a second region of the additional layer (19), a photoactivatable material supplied in step (a), (e) illuminating at least the second region of the additional layer (19) to activate the photoactivatable material; (f) repeating steps (d) to (e) until the three-dimensional object is formed. The cosmetic composition comprised in the three-dimensional object or forming the three-dimensional object being recoverable after the three-dimensional object is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Clément Jaunet, Sonia Lorente Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9902140
    Abstract: A decoration glass includes a transparent base made of glass, the transparent base having a decoration surface; a decoration pattern layer adhered to the decoration surface by an adhesive layer, the decoration pattern layer being made of UV curing ink; and a coating layer deposited on the decoration pattern layer. A method to form a decoration glass is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Hung-Chun Ma, Chen-Chu Chiang, Han-Lung Lee, Chih-Jung Chang, Jih-Chen Liu, Feng-Yuen Dai, Hung-Lien Yeh
  • Patent number: 9416220
    Abstract: A resin composition for optical stereolithography including a cation-polymerizable organic compound (A), a radical polymerizable organic compound (B), a cationic polymerization initiator (C) and a radical polymerization initiator (D), wherein the cationic polymerization initiator (C) is an aromatic sulfonium compound (C-1) represented by the following general formula (C-1): wherein R1, R2, and R3 represent a monovalent organic group, Rf represents a fluoroalkyl group, m is the same number as the cationic charge of the “cation [S+(R1)(R2)(R3)]”, and n is an integer in a range of 0 to 6. The resin composition also includes an aromatic thiol compound (E) represented by the following general formula (E): R4SH)p??(E) wherein, R4 represents a mono- or di-valent aromatic hydrocarbon which may optionally have a substituent, and p is an integer of 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CMET Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuo Ogane, Yuya Daicho, Eiji Nakamoto, Chiharu Homma
  • Patent number: 9085717
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive layer for an electrical connection. The adhesive layer includes a base resin; an ionic optical-curing agent; an optical curing accelerant; and a conductive particle having a size of several to several tens nanometers, wherein the adhesive layer is cured by a UV light, and the UV light is diffused by the optical curing accelerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeo-O Youn, Dong-Sik Park, Jeong-Beom Park, Hye-Sun Song, A-Ram Sohn
  • Publication number: 20150062841
    Abstract: A bezel structure for a display device includes a first resin layer capable of being cured by ultraviolet radiation, an ink layer including a non-volatile solvent disposed on the first resin layer, a second resin layer disposed in the ink layer, and an upper structure disposed on the ink layer. The second resin layer prevents an uncured portion of the first resin layer from permeating into a cavity in the ink layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kyong-Bin JIN, Kyoung-Woo PARK
  • Publication number: 20150056424
    Abstract: A printed, multi-layered, elastomeric composite sheet material is provided that includes a printed composite layer having an elastomeric film layer bonded to a first substrate layer, where a graphic is printed on a free film surface of the elastomeric film. The composite sheet material further includes a second composite layer, which includes a second film layer bonded to a second substrate layer. The printed composite layer and second composite layer are bonded across at least a portion of the elastomeric film surface and second film surface, which protects the printed graphic on the elastomeric film surface from smearing or rubbing off. Methods of making the composite sheet material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Iyad Muslet
  • Patent number: 8956717
    Abstract: Present embodiments generally relate to a novel clear or colorless overcoat composition that may be used for overcoating, for example, ink based images and xerographic images. The overcoat composition, which may be used as a base for a clear solid ink, comprises one or more waxes. Also included in the present embodiments is methods for using and stabilizing the overcoat composition as a solid ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Jule W. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8846798
    Abstract: A post-treatment solution for digital inkjet printing includes a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature ranging from about 40° C. to about 250° C., a binder, and a liquid carrier. The thermoplastic material and the binder are present in a weight ratio ranging from 100:1 to 1:1. A print medium, printing method, and printing system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xulong Fu, Lokendra Pal, Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140255670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for printing a wood material board, in particular a wood fiber material board, by means of a digital printing process. The method includes the steps of (a) printing at least one side of a wood material board by means of digital printing technology, forming a decorative layer; (b) applying a protective layer containing at least one resin, at least one radiation-curable varnish and/or at least one polyurethane to the decorative layer of the wood material board; and (c) pre-drying and/or pre-gelling the protective layer applied to the decorative layer of the wood material board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Publication number: 20140141212
    Abstract: A post-treatment solution for digital inkjet printing includes a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature ranging from about 40° C. to about 250° C., a binder, and a liquid carrier. The thermoplastic material and the binder are present in a weight ratio ranging from 100:1 to 1:1. A print medium, printing method, and printing system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Xulong Fu, Lokendra Pal, Xiaoqi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140065333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metalizing film including a polyester-based film layer having a heat-shrinking property, and a use of the metalizing film used as a film label capable of replacing a paper label attached to a glass bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Dong Jin Kim, Si Min Kim, Yun Jo Kim, Il Chon Kwon
  • Publication number: 20140047627
    Abstract: A laminar composite toilet lid and seat are formed of a composite laminar material. The toilet lid includes a core structural layer having a shape and size associated with the toilet lid. The toilet lid also includes a first decorative exterior layer disposed on a first surface of the, core structural layer. The toilet lid further includes a second decorative exterior layer disposed on a second surface of the core structural layer, the second surface opposite the first surface. The toilet lid still further includes a painted edge configured to cover seams between the core structural layer and the first and second decorative exterior layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chengdong Wu
  • Publication number: 20140037917
    Abstract: A printed laminate includes a substrate and a priming layer positioned over the substrate, wherein digital printing is applied to the priming layer. A top coat layer is applied over the digital printing and the priming layer, the top coat layer being composed of a clear hot melt polyurethane first top coat layer and a clear UV cured acrylic second top coat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Joe E. Branch, Eric W. Kendall, Robert R. Krebs, John P. McSpedon, Janet Stepan, Joel L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140017452
    Abstract: Building panels, especially floor panels and a method to produce such building panels that include a decorative surface and a transparent protective layer, which is applied by a digital coating. Also, a vision control system that may be used to adapt a digital print or a digital embossing to a specific panel surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: DARKO PERVAN, Tony Pervan
  • Publication number: 20130330526
    Abstract: A process for preparing a coated image and a recording medium with a coated image thereon. The coated image includes a solid ink image prepared with solid ink and an overcoat that at least partially covers the solid ink image. An aqueous overcoat composition for application to a solid ink image containing at least one latex emulsion, at least one polymer wax or wax emulsion, and at least one co-binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Gordon Sisler, Nan-Xing Hu, Linn C. Hoover, George A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8536074
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a contractable material (e.g., a scrim material), which when heated and then cooled contracts so as to provide a macroscopic, three-dimensional structure. Macroscopic three-dimensionality is described in terms of “average peak-to-peak distance” and “surface topography index”, as well in terms of “average height differential”. Also disclosed are cleaning implements comprising a handle and the described cleaning sheets. Processes for the sheets, benefits of the processes, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Publication number: 20130202861
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method includes recording an image on a target recording face including polyolefin by ejecting an ink composition containing water, a coloring material, and resin from nozzles of an ink jet recording head, in which two or more of the following are satisfied. Condition (A): Prior to the recording, there is included performing a hydrophilic treatment on the target recording face, Condition (B): The ink composition includes glycol ethers of which the HLB value calculated by the Davis method is 4.2 or more to 9.0 or less, and Condition (C): After the recording, there is included coating the image with a coating liquid composition containing wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Patent number: 8322752
    Abstract: There is provided a laser-marking multilayer sheet for an electronic passport formed by laminating five sheets of a multilayer sheet A/a multilayer sheet B/a film C/a multilayer sheet B/a multilayer sheet A. The multilayer sheet B is a colored laser-marking multilayer sheet. The film C is a laser-marking multilayer sheet made of a film for the electronic passport. The laser-marking multilayer sheet can have clear letters, symbols, and images, which are excellent in a laser-marking property and high in contrasts between the original surface color and the printed portions. The laser-marking multilayer sheet is excellent especially for inhibiting the falsification and forgery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Coloring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Sakagami, Akira Shimizu, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8133575
    Abstract: An artificial stone, including a solid material and surface-treated stone elements in the solid material, wherein the surface-treated stone elements are transparent stone elements having a coloring material disposed on surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Do Choon Rha, Eung Seo Park, Jae Wook Juen
  • Publication number: 20110279387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a transparent conductive substrate and a method of manufacturing the same, and a touch screen using the same. The transparent conductive substrate includes a transparent substrate, a transparent electrode that is formed and patterned on the transparent substrate, and a primer that is formed between the transparent substrate and the transparent electrode and is patterned to have a pattern corresponding to the transparent electrode. The transparent electrode is easily patterned by previously patterning the primer to correspond to the transparent electrode and residues do not remain on the transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Woon Chun Kim, Yong Soo Oh, Jong Young Lee, Yong Hyun Jin
  • Publication number: 20110268937
    Abstract: A coated panel may include at least a substrate and a top layer with a printed motif. The top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may also include a transparent or translucent synthetic material layer, which is provided above the printed motif. The top layer, and preferably at least the transparent or translucent synthetic material layer may include a foamable or foamed synthetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Filip Tack
  • Publication number: 20110194293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure with luminous and visual effects, a light transmissive sheet thereof, and a method for making the same. The light transmissive sheet includes a first layer, a light transmissive intermediate layer and a second layer. The material of the first layer, the light transmissive intermediate layer and the second layer is polyurethane resin. The light transmissive intermediate layer is disposed on the first layer, and the second layer is disposed on the light transmissive intermediate layer. At least one pattern is formed on the first layer or the second layer, and the pattern penetrates the first layer or the second layer. When light irradiates the light transmissive sheet, the pattern is shown, so the light transmissive sheet has luminous and visual effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
  • Publication number: 20110171412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a direct printed lightweight panel, in particular a flooring panel, comprising a lightweight MDF or LDF carrier board with a density of ?750 kg/m3; a decor layer printed onto the carrier board; and a transparent protective coating. The different layers and coatings are applied in such a manner so that surface structures and/or optical characteristics of the carrier board are at least partially visible and thereby incorporated into the design of the decor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Dieter Döhring
  • Publication number: 20110165390
    Abstract: The present invention is a decorative laminated article comprising an image bearing thermoplastic interlayer wherein the image has been printed on the interlayer using an ink jet printing process, wherein the pigment comprises at least one pigment selected from the group consisting of: PY 120; PY 155; PY 128; PY 180; PY 95; PY 93; PV19/PR 202; PR 122; PB 15:4; PB 15:3; and PBI 7. The interlayer material of the present invention can be, for example, PVB, PET, or polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Hamdy A. Elwakil, Ronald Roman, Rebecca L. Smith, Chaucer C. Tang
  • Publication number: 20110111142
    Abstract: Disclosed are a label and a method of manufacturing the same, the label comprising: a first base film; a first ink layer formed on the exterior top part of the first base film, and comprising a metal or metal oxide that changes from its original color to another color by being oxidized by a laser; and a resin coating layer coated on the first ink layer to protect the first ink layer, wherein the laser passing through a part or the whole of the resin coating layer is transmitted to the first ink layer. According to the present invention, there is no oxidation residue; thus, the efficiency of marking is excellent and any possibility of change in quality due to aging can be eliminated. In addition, the color rendering is excellent, and the scratch resistance, chemical resistance and heat resistance are superior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Young Hee Kim, Han Jun Kang, Woo Sic Jung, Sung Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20110039080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin film which is excellent in various properties such as heat resistance, printability, mechanical strength, moisture absorption resistance, film-forming property and flexibility and can be suitably used in the printing applications. There is provided a printing film obtained by molding a thermoplastic resin composition (I) comprising 100 parts by mass in total of a mixed resin comprising 25 to 75% by mass of a rubber-modified styrene-based resin (A) and 25 to 75% by mass of a polyamide-based resin (B). The component (A) comprises a graft copolymer obtained by polymerizing a vinyl-based monomer in the presence of a rubber polymer, or a mixture comprising the graft copolymer and a (co)polymer of the vinyl-based monomer. The vinyl-based monomer comprises an aromatic vinyl compound and a cyanided vinyl compound, and further comprises a functional group-containing vinyl-based monomer in an amount of 0.1 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Masanori Hashimoto, Atsushi Watanabe, Wataru Kakuno
  • Publication number: 20110016752
    Abstract: Graphical element laminate for use in forming a skate boot including: a base layer having inner and outer sides; a first thermoplastic layer laminated on the base layer outer side, the first thermoplastic layer having inner and outer sides; a graphical element printed on the inner side of the first thermoplastic layer, at least a portion of the first thermoplastic layer overlying the graphical element being transparent or translucent such that when the laminate forms part of the skate boot, the graphical element is visible through the first thermoplastic layer from an exterior of the skate boot. Optionally, the base layer includes a design element also visible from the exterior of the skate boot. Optionally, a second thermoplastic layer is interposed between the first thermoplastic layer and the base layer. In such cases, the graphical element may be, or may also be, printed on the second thermoplastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: SPORT MASKA INC.
    Inventors: Philippe KOYESS, David DEKOOS
  • Publication number: 20100304100
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low viscosity photocurable composition including (i) a cationically curable component comprising a polyglycidyl epoxy compound (II) a free radically active component (iii) a cationic photoinitiator (v) a free radical photoinitiator and optionally (iv) one or more optional components. The photocurable composition can be cured using rapid prototyping techniques to form clear, colorless three-dimensional articles having excellent mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: John Wai Fong
  • Publication number: 20100300020
    Abstract: A panel, such as a floor panel, comprises at least a decorated side, which is provided with a pigment for creating a lustrous effect to the appearance of the decorated side. The decorated side may comprise a decoration surface and a substantially transparent protective top layer covering the decoration surface. The top layer can be provided with at least wear-resistant particles having limited or non-translucent properties, wherein the pigment is embedded in the top layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Spanolux N.V.-Div.Balterio
    Inventor: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20100080968
    Abstract: The present invention provides a decorative sheet which enables to provide a decorative molded article excellent in design property even if the decorative sheet is applied to a decorative molded article requiring deep drawing, and a decorative molded article using the decorative sheet. The decorative sheet is formed by integrally laminating a base material-side adhesion layer, a porous decor sheet, a protective layer-side adhesive layer, and a surface protective layer in this order from a rear surface side. The decorative molded article is obtained by forming a curved portion in the decorative sheet and injection-molding the base material resin at the rear surface side of the decorative sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Mizuno, Tatsuo Ito, Takayasu Ido, Toshiyuki Hagiyama
  • Publication number: 20090324908
    Abstract: A plastic article having decorative pattern includes a film, a background coating and a substrate. The background coating is formed on the film, and the substrate combines with the background coating. The film has plural through holes defined therethrough, these plural through holes are filled with the material of the substrate to form the decorative pattern. The pattern and the background coating may present different colors. A method for making the plastic article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
  • Patent number: 7544409
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and an article for performing the method of monitoring a surfactant. A preferred embodiment of the invention, an article comprises a substrate having an image and a surfactant thereon. The substrate is formed from various known fabrics or materials capable of absorbing and retaining a substantial quantity of the surfactant. During use, as the surfactant is dissipated, the image changes in appearance thereby indicating the quantity of surfactant remaining on the substrate. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the method and article of the present invention is effective for encouraging and making washing enjoyable for children and includes the use of an epidermal surfactant, such as soap, detergent, or other active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: SpencerHall, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald S Copland, Mike E Crowley, Jonathan B. Hall
  • Patent number: 7459218
    Abstract: Discloses is a rewritable thin image display sheet, an image display apparatus and an image display system. In the image display system, a low-melting-point wax 18 with a magnetic powder 16 dispersed therein is held between a heat-generation layer 12 and a transparent layer 14 which are disposed spaced apart from one another, and a zone of the low-melting-point wax 18 corresponding to a pixel for image display is selectively heated and molted by the heat-generation layer 12. Then, the magnetic powder 16 in the molten zone is displaced toward the transparent layer 14 so as to display a given image on the transparent layer. The rewritable thin image display sheet, the image display apparatus and the image display system can reliably display an image in a rewritable state while achieving a significantly simplified structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Majima Laboratory Inc.
    Inventor: Osamu Majima
  • Publication number: 20080268209
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical member for a display apparatus and a filter for a display apparatus having the same. The optical member for the display apparatus includes a transparent resin material, and a first optical pattern formed on a surface of the transparent resin material and including a plurality of first shielding parts filled with a light absorbing substance and a conductive substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Kwang Je Woo, Moon Ki Han, Sung Nim Cho, Eui Soo Kim, Seng Cheol Jung
  • Publication number: 20080268213
    Abstract: A heat resistant multi-layer structure configured to form a food or beverage container. The multi-layer structure includes a core layer connected to an external multi-layer side and an internal multi-layer side. The external multi-layer side includes an external multi-layer polymer film and a first bonding layer. The internal multi-layer side includes an internal multi-layer polymer film, a second bonding layer and a barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Harout Ohanesian
  • Patent number: 6936335
    Abstract: An addressable receptor in laminate form, and advantageously in PTF laminate form, comprising a front conductive layer including a plurality of substantially parallel front electrode strips and a rear conductive layer also including a plurality of substantially parallel rear electrode strips. The conductive layers are orientated with respect to each other so that an array of electrode regions of intersection is formed corresponding to the regions at which the front electrode strips cross over the rear electrode strips. The first and second conductive layers are separated by a reactive layer comprising a plurality of defined reactive regions. The reactive regions are deployed in a reactive array substantially in register with the array of electrode regions of intersection, so that the reactive regions are electrically addressable by coordinate pairs of first and second electrode strips. The front electrode strips are partially transparent to radiation in a selected waveband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: OryonTechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Burrows, Klaus C. Wiemer
  • Patent number: 6872444
    Abstract: Coating compositions, methods and articles of manufacture comprising a nanoparticle system employing same to impart surface modifying benefits for all types of soft surfaces, and in some cases, hard surfaces, are disclosed. In some embodiments, dispersement of nanoparticles in a suitable carrier medium allows for the creation of coating compositions, methods and articles of manufacture that create multi-use benefits to the modified surfaces. These surface modifications can produce long lasting or semi-permanent multi-use benefits that, in some embodiments, may include at least one of the following improved surface properties: cleaning, wettability, liquid strike-through, comfort, stain resistance, soil removal, malodor control, modification of surface friction, reduced damage to abrasion and color enhancement, relative to the surfaces unmodified with such nanoparticle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Ray McDonald, Heather Anne Liddle, John David Carter, Robert Henry Rohrbaugh
  • Patent number: 6774065
    Abstract: A waterproofed fabric and a sealing tape for a waterproofed fabric each include a waterproof layer, a resin composition containing spherical particles with a specified particle size laminated to the waterproof layer. A waterproof article of clothing uses the fabric and the sealing tape. The article has a waterproof property, is very comfortable to wear, inexpensive, and light in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaru Haruta, Hiroshi Kagao, Yuichi Manabe, Masanori Uemoto, Takenori Furuya
  • Patent number: 6743492
    Abstract: A laminate for coffee packaging is defined. The laminate includes an inorganic gas barrier layer, a strength layer, and an energy cured coating. The laminate provides as good or better barrier properties as a conventional laminate for coffee packaging. However, the laminate of the present invention has non-migratory, “reacted-in” slip agents. Further, the new laminate is more economical to produce than is the conventional laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Bray, David E. McKnight
  • Patent number: 6689434
    Abstract: A frontal part comprising a decorative part made from a support, from a decorative layer applied thereto, and from a heat-cured layer situated on the decorative layer, and also, if desired, comprising a reinforcer for supporting the decorative part. The frontal part may also comprise an intermediate layer between the support and the decorative layer. The support and the reinforcer may each be composed of a thermoplastic, for example of polypropylene or of polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Klaus Klemm
  • Publication number: 20040005441
    Abstract: A system and method for printing documents that are difficult to forge and that are easy to visually verify are disclosed. The system includes a colorant for printing an image on a surface of a document and a dye for forming a latent version of the image underneath the surface and a substrate that includes a migration agent for facilitating the migration of the dye through at least a portion of the substrate. The migration-enhancing agent may be coated onto a portion of the substrate or embedded within the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Michael R. Riley, Kevin L. Heilman, John Cooper, Nabil Nasser
  • Patent number: 6649249
    Abstract: A receptor medium with a sheet having a random microembossed imaging surface as one major surface thereof. The receptor medium can receive jettable materials, which include inks, adhesives, biological fluids, chemical assay reagents, particulate dispersions, waxes, electrically, thermally, or magnetically modifiable materials, and combinations thereof. The random microembossed medium unexpectedly solves such common inkjet printing problems as feathering, banding, and mudcracking in inkjet printing systems by controlling how an inkjet drop contacts and dries on an inkjet receptor medium and also Moire' effects. Clear lines of demarcation between adjoining colors of a pigmented inkjet image graphic can be obtained without creation of the Moire' effects. Methods of making and using the inkjet receptor medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lori P. Engle, Robert T. Fehr, Patrick R. Fleming, Paul D. Graham, Douglas A. Huntley, Verna J. LeMire, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Todd R. Williams, Caroline M. Ylitalo
  • Patent number: 6649252
    Abstract: An ink jet recording element comprising a support having thereon an image-receiving layer containing an ink jet image and an overcoat layer of a water-dispersible, hydrophobic polyester resin having the following general formula: In—P—Am wherein I is an ionic group; n is an integer from 1-3; P is a polyester backbone; A is an aliphatic group comprising a straight or branched chain fatty acid or triglyceride thereof having from about 6 to about 24 carbon atoms; and m is an integer from 3-8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Romano, Jr., Sandra D. Nesbitt, Lawrence P. DeMejo
  • Patent number: 6638388
    Abstract: A laminating film has at least a surface layer and an adhesive layer deposited on a substrate, wherein the surface layer is provided by applying a coating made by blending together at least two types of emulsions. Emulsion polymers included in the emulsions may have different glass transition temperatures. A laminating method using the laminating film includes the steps of press-bonding the laminating film to a printed matter at a temperature not less than the glass transition temperature of the emulsion polymer with the higher glass transition temperature, and separating the laminating film from the printed matter thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Nagata, Kenji Suzuki, Tetsu Iwata, Hiroshi Ochiai, Yoshinari Yasui
  • Patent number: 6627273
    Abstract: A packaging laminate useful as a lidstock comprises first and second films, and an image between the first and second films. The first film comprises a sealant layer forming the inside surface of the first film. The first film has a free shrink at 220° F. in at least one direction of at least about 7%. The second film comprises an outside layer forming the outside surface of the second film. The outside layer comprises at least about 40% by weight of the outside layer of one or more relatively high-melt polymers each having a melting point at least about 25° F. higher than the lowest melting point polymer of the sealant layer. The second film has a free shrink at 185° F. of no more than about 10% in each of the machine and transverse directions. The outside surface of the first film is directly laminated to the inside surface of the second film. The first film has an oxygen transmission rate greater than the oxygen transmission rate of the second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Wolf, Ram Kumar Ramesh, Edward Lee Mumpower
  • Patent number: 6620477
    Abstract: A laminated glass comprising a plurality of glass sheets laminated one on another with an interliner provided between the respective adjacent glass sheets, wherein said laminated glass has at least a first region and a second region, as viewed from the front, and at the second region, said laminated glass has an infrared transmittance higher than the infrared transmittance at the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kuniko Nagai
  • Publication number: 20030138609
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a forgery/alteration protective material which containing a retroreflecting material and having an improved forgery/alteration protecting effect against the process of the upper part of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Masayoshi Wada, Asa Kimura
  • Patent number: 6568148
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a covering element for building surfaces and a method for the production thereof. The covering element includes a decorative visible side generally having a support plate having top and bottom surfaces, an upper transparent face sheet bonded to the top surface of the support plate, and a lower face sheet bonded to the bottom surface of the support plate. The upper face sheet has a support layer having cellulose in which an abrasion-resistant material is embedded in the form of corundum particles. In the present configuration, a decorative layer is applied to the bottom of the support layer by a color printing process. The decorative layer, which is underneath the support layer, is visible after all the layers have been pressed together under the application of heat. This process causes it to become transparent. The support layer and the decorative layer are covered with bonding material having melamine resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Eisermann