Including Coloring Matter Patents (Class 428/207)
  • Patent number: 10330832
    Abstract: A cover glass assembly comprises a sheet having a first surface and a second surface below the first surface. The second surface comprises a textured portion. The cover glass assembly also includes a pigment layer below the textured portion, and a mirror layer below the pigment layer. The textured portion diffusely reflects a first portion of light that enters the cover glass assembly through the first surface. The pigment layer diffusely reflects a second portion of the light. The mirror layer reflects, onto the pigment layer, a third portion of the light. The cover glass assembly provides a high-luminance surface. A method of forming the cover glass assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10289018
    Abstract: Herein is described a liquid electrostatic ink composition comprising a pigment comprising mica coated with titanium dioxide and an additional metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Emad Masoud, Regina Guslitzer, Anna Hen, Eyal Shelef
  • Patent number: 10204887
    Abstract: A mounting substrate (40) has a patterned metal layer defining a plurality of top metal bond pads for bonding to bottom metal bond pads of LED dies. A solder mask layer (52) is formed over the mounting substrate, where the mask has openings that expose the top metal bond pads and protects metal traces on the substrate. The mask layer is a highly reflective white paint. The exposed top metal bond pads are then wetted with solder. The LED dies' bottom metal bond pads are then soldered to the exposed top metal bond pads, such that the mask layer surrounds each LED die to reflect light. A reflective ring (60) is affixed to the substrate to surround the LED dies. A viscous phosphor material (62) then partially fills the ring and is cured. All downward light by the LED dies and phosphor is reflected upward by the ring and solder mask layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Yiwen Rong, Frederic Stephane Diana, Ting Zhu, Gregory Guth
  • Patent number: 10133201
    Abstract: Provided is a toner including a toner particle containing an amorphous resin, a colorant, a release agent, and a crystalline resin, wherein, when ?0.01 represents the extensional viscosity of the toner at a Hencky strain at 90° C. of 0.01 and ?0.69 represents the extensional viscosity of the toner at a Hencky strain at 90° C. of 0.69, ?0.01 and ?0.69 satisfy the relationships of the following formulas (1) and (2): 3.0×104 Pa??0.01?2.0×105 Pa??formula (1) 2.0?[?0.69/?0.01].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Kamae, Ryuichiro Matsuo, Yosuke Iwasaki, Wakiko Katsumata, Kenta Mitsuiki, Takeshi Ohtsu, Masaharu Miura, Koh Ishigami, Yuichi Mizo
  • Patent number: 10087309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printed article and a feedstock for printing comprising a matrix forming material, in particular a polymeric material, and a filler material dispersed within the matrix forming material, in which the filler material comprises glass flakes. Glass flakes are characterized as having an aspect ratio of average diameter divided by average thickness greater than or equal to three. Selecting aspect ratio of glass flakes controls an orientation of glass flakes angled relative to a printed layer and formation of a depletion layer in a printed article. Technical effects of angled flakes include better adhesion between successive printed layers in 3D printing and a crack-stopping function. In a preferred embodiment the glass flakes comprise a conductive coating such that a printed article functions as a moisture sensor. Technical effects of a depletion layer include high moisture permeability and so a fast rate of change in electrical resistance due to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: NGF Europe Limited, Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: David Mason, James Underwood Campbell
  • Patent number: 10088251
    Abstract: Various aspects as described herein are directed to a radiative cooling apparatuses and methods for cooling an object. As consistent with one or more embodiments, a radiative cooling apparatus includes an arrangement of a plurality of different material located at different depths along a depth dimension relative to the object. The plurality of different material includes a solar spectrum reflecting portion configured and arranged to suppress light modes, thereby inhibiting coupling of the incoming electromagnetic radiation, of at least some wavelengths in the solar spectrum, to the object at a range of angles of incidence relative to the depth dimension. Further, the plurality of material includes a thermally-emissive arrangement configured and arranged to facilitate, simultaneously with the inhibiting coupling of the incoming electromagnetic radiation, the thermally-generated electromagnetic emissions from the object at the range of angles of incidence and in mid-IR wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Aaswath Pattabhi Raman, Shanhui Fan, Eden Rephaeli, Linxiao Zhu, Marc Anoma, Eli Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10052861
    Abstract: In one aspect, inks for use with a three-dimensional printing system are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink described herein is a composite ink. Such a composite ink, in some cases, comprises an optically transparent or substantially transparent carrier ink comprising a curable material; and a colorant dispersed in the carrier ink in an amount of about 0.01 to 5 weight %, based on the total weight of the composite ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Wang, Pingyong Xu, Jule W. Thomas, Jr., Michael B. Meinhardt
  • Patent number: 9999902
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an erasable medium having an overcoat layer on a photochromic layer to provide a non-adhesive surface for the erasable medium when exposed to high temperatures, wherein the overcoat layer can include a latex or a mixture of a latex and a wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Jason Leong, Edward G. Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema, Peter M. Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 9944814
    Abstract: Provided is a pretreatment agent for dye printing applicable to printing using various types of dye-containing inks. The pretreatment agent for dye printing according to the disclosure contains a chain transfer agent and a photo-curable compound with water solubility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayumi Sakaguchi, Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9933640
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to the field of graphical elements and is directed to a device for producing an optical effect layer (OEL). Disclosure provides an optical effect that is easy to detect as such and exhibits a viewing-angle dependent apparent motion of image features over an extended length if the viewing angle with respect to the OEL changes. OEL includes a binder material being at least partially transparent and a plurality of particles dispersed within the layer. Each particle has a non-isotropic reflectivity and may be magnetic or magnetizable. Orientation of the particles forms an orientation pattern extending over a length within an extended surface of the OEL, such that the local average of an angle between (i) a straight line along an observed longest dimension within the corresponding cross-section shape, and (ii) said first direction x varies according to a function (?) of a position (P) along said first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Pierre Degott, Mathieu Schmid, Claude Alain Despland, Cedric Amerasinghe
  • Patent number: 9827049
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a temporary tattoo, appliqué or decal and a method of using the tattoo on a patient to identify on that patient a selected operative site, wherein said operation is identified by name on said decal and wherein the accuracy of site selection may be endorsed by the patient and the responsible operator directly on the selected site in such a manner that the endorsement indicia remain legible after the decal is eradicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DE NOVO LABS, LLC
    Inventor: Wade T. Goolishian
  • Patent number: 9772321
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula: is disclosed. R is hydrogen or alkyl; X is alkylene; Y is a bond, ether, thioether, amine, amide, ester, thioester, carbonate, thiocarbonate, carbamate, thiocarbamate, urea, thiourea, alkylene, arylalkylene, alkylarylene, or arylene, wherein alkylene, arylalkylene, alkylarylene, and arylene are optionally at least one of interrupted or terminated by at least one of an ether, thioether, amine, amide, ester, thioester, carbonate, thiocarbonate, carbamate, thiocarbamate, urea, or thiourea; and Z is an acrylate, a methacrylate, an acrylamide, a methacrylamide, a styrenyl, or a terminal alkenylene having at least three carbon atoms. A composition including the compound, and a method of determining the degree of cure of a curable polymeric resin are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Mark F. Schulz, Kathleen S. Shafer, George W. Griesgraber
  • Patent number: 9650524
    Abstract: The invention provides metal powder constituted from metal particles. Each of the metal particles comprises a base particle having a surface and a metal material constituting at least the surface of the base particle. The base particle is subjected to a surface treatment with a fluorine type phosphoric acid ester. Further, the invention also provides an ultraviolet ray curable ink jet composition to be ejected by using an ink jet method. The ultraviolet ray curable ink jet composition comprises a polymerizable compound and metal powder constituted from metal particles. The metal particles of the metal powder are subjected to a surface treatment with a fluorine type phosphoric acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Toyoda, Masaya Shibatani, Hidekazu Moriyama, Minoru Yamada, Taketoshi Kagose, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Tomohiro Ogawa, Masaru Terada, Homare Kuribayashi, Koki Hirata
  • Patent number: 9534125
    Abstract: A white ink composition for ink jet recording, substantially not containing a metal oxide or hollow resin particles, contains resin particles having a refractive index of 1.6 or more, and a material (B) including at least one material selected from the group consisting of a first material having a refractive index in the range of 1.5 to less than 1.6, a second material having a refractive index in the range of 1.4 to less than 1.5, and a third material having a refractive index of less than 1.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Tsuyoshi Sano
  • Patent number: 9434147
    Abstract: An environmental engineered wood laminate flooring manufacturing method comprising the following: using a wood veneer layer as the top layer, adhering on the wood veneer layer a wear layer, and pressing on the bottom surface of the wood veneer layer a layer of glue-soaked paper, so as to accentuate the clear and natural wood lines on the wood veneer layer; using a high density board as a base board layer, and adhering on the bottom surface thereof a balancing layer; stacking the wood veneer layer, the wear layer, the glue-soaked paper, the base board layer, and the balancing layer; heat pressing with a heat press at a temperature between 170 and 190° C., at a pressure between 16 and 22 Mpa, and for 20 to 50 s. Corresponding tongues and grooves are provided on the four lateral faces of the manufactured flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Zhejiang Lingge Wood Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Binbin Liu
  • Patent number: 9346985
    Abstract: A polyester/glyoxalated polyvinyl alcohol semi-interpenetrating polymer network hot-melt adhesive and preparation method therefore, mainly includes the steps of: 1) transesterification of certain amounts of dimethyl terephthalate and another dibasic ester with 1,4-butanediol and other diols in the presence of an organotin catalyst under a nitrogen atmosphere in a reactor, completed upon the amount of distillation of a monohydric alcohol byproduct reaching greater than 95% of the theoretical amount; 2) after the temperature is maintained for a period of time, adding in a stabilizer and a polycondensation catalyst and incrementally increasing the temperature to trigger a polycondensation reaction under a reduced pressure to produce particles of a copolymer, and freezing and pulverizing the copolymer particles to produce a powder of a copolyester; 3) uniformly blending a polyvinyl alcohol/glyoxal mixture with the powder produced in step 2) at ambient temperature to produce the target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: KUNSHAN TIANYANG HOT MELT ADHESIVE CO., LTD, SHANGHAI TIANYANG HOT MELT ADHESIVE CO., LTD, EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Zhelong Li, Wanyu Zhu, Fangqun Wu, Zuoxiang Zeng
  • Patent number: 9296191
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of manufacturing a transparent wear resistant surface layer (1). The method may include the steps of, applying a decorative material on a carrier, applying a dry powder layer comprising a mix of processed wood fibers, binder and wear resistant particles above the decorative layer, curing the mix to a decorative surface, including the transparent wear resistant layer, by applying heat and pressure on the mix. In a preferred embodiment the method includes the step of pressing the mix against an embossed matrix to create an embossed decorative surface with high wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Goran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9213255
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrophotographic image having raised information providing a distinct tactile feel. A layer of non-marking particles is formed onto a receiver medium using an electrophotographic process responsive to tactile image data. One or more layers of marking particles are then formed over the layer of non-marking particles responsive to visible image data, wherein a volume average diameter of the non-marking particles is between 150% and 200% of the volume average diameter of the marking particles. The formed layers of non-marking particles and marking particles are then fused onto the receiver medium, wherein the layer of fused non-marking particles has a maximum thickness of at least 20 ?m to provide the distinct tactile feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Cameron Zaretsky, William Joseph Hagen
  • Patent number: 9163356
    Abstract: The invention pertains cushioned vinyl floor coverings. For the production of cushioned vinyl floor coverings non-woven carriers made from glass fibers are currently used. However, handling of floor coverings with glass fiber carriers is quite difficult especially when the covering is laid on stairs or sharp edges. According to the present invention a solution to overcome the disadvantages of the prior art is a cushioned vinyl floor covering comprising a nonwoven carrier that is made from different polymers. The different polymers exist either in separate filaments or together in one filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: BONAR B.V.
    Inventors: Pepijn Kuik, Edze Jan Visscher, Maarten Van Der Made
  • Patent number: 9089493
    Abstract: Skin care composition comprising a plurality of interference pigments and a dermatologically acceptable carrier. The plurality comprises at least a first interference pigment which reflects a first color, and at least a second interference pigment which reflects a second, complementary color. The total amount of interference pigments is from about 0.1% to about 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert John Elsbrock, Paul Robert Tanner, Juliet Ann Jones
  • Publication number: 20150147541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for printing ink. The composition relates more particularly, to—a lithographic-printing ink, for instance a so-called heatset ink, suitable for printing newspapers, leaflets, magazines as well as packaging material. On the basis of this composition according to the invention, the use of mineral oil in the composition for printing ink can be substantially dispensed with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Marc Jozef Clement De Geest
  • Patent number: 9034460
    Abstract: An ink set includes a first ink composition, and a second ink composition, in which the first ink composition contains a first pigment, and an alkyl diol having carbon atoms of 6 or less and a normal boiling point of 240° C. or more, the second ink composition contains a second pigment, and the alkyl diol, in the first ink composition, a content of the first pigment is 2.5% by weight or more, and a content of the alkyl diol is 3% by weight to 15% by weight, in the second ink composition, a content of the second pigment is less than 2.5% by weight, and the content of the alkyl diol is 8% by weight to 30% by weight, and the content of the alkyl diol in the second ink composition is greater than the content of the alkyl diol in the first ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shohei Shiono
  • Patent number: 9034427
    Abstract: A method of forming an opaque layer includes forming a first layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a metallic pigment on a record medium by an ink-jet recording process and forming a second layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a white pigment on the record medium by an ink-jet recording process. The opaque layer is formed on the record medium on the side where the first layer and the second layer are formed in a region where the first layer and the second layer overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Oyanagi, Chiyoshige Nakazawa, Kiyohiko Takemoto, Hiroki Nakane, Tsuyoshi Sano, Shuichi Koganehira
  • Publication number: 20150132545
    Abstract: A process for preparing an encapsulated particulate solid using an epoxy functional cross-linking agent and a carboxylic acid functional dispersant wherein the cross-linking agent has one or more oligomeric dispersing group and/or the dispersant has an acid value of at least 125 mg KOH/g. The resultant solids are useful in, for example, ink jet printing inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: John Patrick O'Donnell, Nicola Fiona Parrott, Tom Annable
  • Publication number: 20150125672
    Abstract: An ink for inkjet recording, which is used for recording on a paper having a concentration of an eluted Ca ion of from 1.0×10?4 to 5.0×10?4 g/g when dipped in pure water. The ink includes at least a pigment, a pigment dispersant, a water-soluble organic solvent and water. The pigment dispersant is a copolymer synthesized using at least (1) unsaturated ethylene monomer having a phosphoric acid group or a phosphonic acid group and (2) unsaturated ethylene monomer having an alkyl group having 12 to 22 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Katoh, Mitsuru Naruse, Akihiko Matsuyama, Masayasu Nonogaki, Minoru Hakiri, Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke Koizuka
  • Publication number: 20150118459
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold E. KOEHN, Emilio COLETTA
  • Publication number: 20150118458
    Abstract: An antimony-doped tin oxide which comprises tin oxide and antimony oxide and fulfills the following requirement (a) and/or (b): (a) the half-width value (?2?) around 2?=27° as determined by an X-ray diffraction measurement is 0.35 or less; and/or (b) the content of antimony oxide is 0.5 to 10.0 wt % relative to the weight of the antimony-doped tin oxide and the crystallinity, which is a value determined by dividing a peak value of a peak appearing around 2?=27° as determined by an X-ray diffraction measurement by the half-width (?2?), is 18092 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Fumihito Kobayashi, Wataru Yoshizumi, Hiroaki Shimane, Shota Kawasaki, Atsushi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150118452
    Abstract: An ink jet ink composition includes one or more kinds selected from a group formed of a pigment and a resin dispersion, and one or more alkali components selected from a group formed of metal alkali and organic alkali, in which a pH of the ink jet ink composition is 8.5 to 10.4 and a pH of an extract of a recorded matter for a test in which the ink jet ink composition is attached to a recording medium is 4.0 to 7.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Masakazu Ohashi, Toru Saito
  • Patent number: 9017800
    Abstract: Polymer compositions containing a polyoxymethylene polymer are disclosed that are receptive to paints and ink coatings. The polymer composition contains a polyoxymethylene polymer having a relatively high functional group content in combination with a coupling agent, a texturizing agent, and optionally a thermoplastic elastomer. The polymer composition can be molded into various articles at a mold temperature less than about 125° C., such as from about 60° C. to about 120° C. and then painted or printed with an ink composition. The polymer composition has been found to dramatically improve adhesion between the molded article and the ink or paint coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Malvika Bihari, Robert Gronner, Lowell Larson, Jeremy Hager Klug
  • Publication number: 20150111011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recyclable sheet material and a container formed of such recyclable sheet material. The recyclable sheet material comprises a paper board coated on at least one uncoated surface with at least one of a water barrier coating and a first surface coating. The water barrier coating provides a surface with a smoothness equal to or less than 500 ml/min. The first surface coating may comprise at least one mineral pigment and at least one polymeric binder and may provide a surface with a smoothness that is 100 ml/min or less. The first surface coating may further be coated with a water barrier coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Aad Hoekstra, Risto Vapola
  • Patent number: 9005741
    Abstract: Fabric has a printed pattern with a base color and at least one design color. The design color has a plurality of irregular, non-repeating spots. The printed pattern is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by a light responsive device. The fabric also includes metal extending throughout. The metal is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by an infrared, heat responsive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Erik H. Hoffer, Clint Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150093553
    Abstract: A document includes a transparent substrate; a plurality of color toners and a black toner in a fused image on the substrate; an amount of white toner in the fused image on the substrate; wherein the amount of fused white toner is a non-uniform amount as determined by an covering power of the fused black toner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Dinesh Tyagi, Kevin D. Lofftus, Louise Granica
  • Patent number: 8993103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of three-dimensional patterns in coatings which comprise flake-form effect pigments, to patterned coatings produced thereby and to the use thereof in decoration and security products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Clauter, Thomas Goetz
  • Publication number: 20150079360
    Abstract: A solventless radiation curable stretchable ink composition including an aliphatic urethane monomer or oligomer; an acrylic ester monomer; a photoinitiator; and an optional colorant. A patterned article including a deformable substrate; an image printed on the deformable substrate, the image being formed from a radiation curable stretchable ink composition comprising an aliphatic urethane monomer or oligomer; an acrylic ester monomer; a photoinitiator; and an optional colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Cameron Derry, Yiliang Wu, Naveen Chopra, Peter G. Odell
  • Patent number: 8980413
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8974894
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a resin substrate, and an image layer that includes a fixed-ink image formed of an ink composition containing (a) a pigment, (b) polymer particles, (c) a water-soluble organic solvent, and (d) water, on the resin substrate. When a tensile test is performed on the decorative sheet in an atmosphere at 180° C., a stretching rate thereof that is defined as below is 150% or higher. Stretching rate (%)=[(length at the time of breakage?length before stretching)/(length before stretching)]×100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Arai, Atsushi Sakamoto, Kenjirou Araki, Reiko Fukagawa
  • Publication number: 20150064424
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing an electrostatic ink composition, the method comprising: mixing a resin, a liquid carrier, and a conductive metallic pigment having a coating of surfactant thereon, to form an electrostatic ink composition comprising the resin and the conductive metallic pigment dispersed in the liquid carrier. An electrostatic ink composition and a substrate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Eyal Negreanu, Rada Nuchimov, Vladislav Kaploun, Gregory Katz, Inbar Adi, Yaron Grinwald, Reut Avigdor
  • Publication number: 20150064425
    Abstract: An ink composition contains a pigment; a copolymer comprising a phosphoric acid group or phosphonic acid group; a hydrosoluble solvent; and water, wherein the pigment is represented by the following chemical formula 1 and satisfies the following relation 1: Y/X?0.20??Relation 1 where X represents a peak intensity at a Bragg (2?±0.2°) angle in a range of 2? of from 26.5° to 27.5° and Y represents a peak intensity at a Bragg (2?±0.2°) angle in a range of 2? of from 11.0° to 11.5° to a CuK? X-ray having a wavelength of 1.541 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Akihiko MATSUYAMA, Mitsuru Naruse, Masayasu Nonogaki, Kazukiyo Nagai, Keita Katoh, Yuusuke Koizuka
  • Publication number: 20150056425
    Abstract: An ink for inkjet recording includes water; a hydrosoluble solvent, a pigment, and a copolymer including a salt of a diphosphonic acid group. The copolymer including a salt of a diphosphonic acid group includes structural units having the following formulae (1) and (2): X represents an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, each of R1 and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, M+ represents an alkali metal ion, an organic ammonium ion or a proton and Z1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms. The alkali metal ion or the organic ammonium ion and the proton may be mixed, and half or more of the M+ are alkali metal ions or the organic ammonium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke KOIZUKA, Mitsuru NARUSE, Masayasu NONOGAKI, Akihiko MATSUYAMA, Keita KATOH, Shigeyuki HARADA, Masayuki FUKUOKA
  • Patent number: 8956714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing laminate floor panels comprising at least a core containing wood/plastic composite (WPC) and a top layer of laminate. It includes the step of providing a granulate of WPC in which natural fibers are encapsulated in polymer plastics. There is provided a layer of granulate which is melted. The melted layer is pressed for forming the core of the panels. The top laminate is attached onto the core to form a sheet (S), and the sheet is finished to form one or more panels. The laminate panel comprises a core made of WPC, a basic layer melted to the core and a top laminate comprising at least one paper layer impregnated with impregnation material, such as melamine resin, and being attached to the basic layer through this impregnation material, or a plastic layer melted to a glass fiber basic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Spanolux N.V.-DIV. Balterio
    Inventor: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20150044434
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for generating surface patterns on composite building materials. An example method includes: providing a base polymer; providing a natural fiber; mixing and heating the base polymer and the natural fiber to produce a base mixture including a substantially homogeneous melt blend; extruding the blend through a die to form an extruded profile; and dispensing a pigment from a micro-extruder onto a surface of the extruded profile to form a colored surface pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Kotiadis, Douglas Mancosh
  • Patent number: 8951627
    Abstract: A patterned fluorescent fine particle film that retains the intrinsic functions of fluorescent fine particles and that can be formed on any substrate at a desired thickness, a method for manufacturing the patterned fluorescent fine particle film, and a display apparatus including the patterned fluorescent fine particle film are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kazufumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150030825
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a pigment dispersion liquid for inkjet ink, which is stable for a long period of storage and which increases repellency to ink ejection surface. Disclosed is a pigment dispersion liquid for inkjet ink, comprising: a pigment; a pigment dispersing agent; and a compound having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond, wherein the pigment dispersing agent has an amine value of 20 mgKOH/g or less and an acid value of 10 mgKOH/g or less, contains one or more components selected from the group consisting of: a copolymer having a styrene-derived repeating unit, a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated fatty acid having 12 or more carbon atoms, and a repeating unit derived from a polyalkylene oxide having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond; a specific salt of the copolymer and an amine derivative of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yukiko Ishima, Keishiro Yoshimori, Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20150017404
    Abstract: A decorative moulding and a method for the production thereof. The decorative moulded article has at least one injection-moulded main body made of thermoplastic material; with a deep 3D surface structure on a visible surface and a cover layer of transparent plastic applied at least to the visible surface. The main body has at least one layer on the visible surface, said layer containing platelet-shaped effect pigments and said platelet-shaped effect pigments being mainly oriented in parallel to the surface of the visible surface of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Udo Gayer, Bernhard Klein, Malwina Lapinska, Holger Steeb
  • Publication number: 20150004381
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a toner comprising a bioresin and two waxes with improved fuser release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mark E. Mang, Juan A. Morales-Tirado, Tab A. Tress, Kevin F. Marcell, Brian J. Andaya
  • Patent number: 8920905
    Abstract: A fibrous product (10, 20, 20b, 30), especially tissue paper product, non-woven products or a hybrid thereof, and preferably hygiene and cleaning product has at least one first ply (42; 62; 84; 104) with at least one embossing pattern including embossed depressions starting from a base plane of the ply; the embossed pattern being characterized by the following features: the embossing pattern has a minimum motive surface area of at least 3 cm×3 cm; the pattern includes a high number of embossed depressions which are sized and/or positioned such as to form a motive element covering the motive surface area; wherein at least some of the embossed depressions are sized and/or positioned such that minimum distances between pairs of consecutively arranged embossed depression vary. A method for producing such a fibrous product is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Philippe Albouze
  • Publication number: 20140377516
    Abstract: An aqueous ink for inkjet recording contains water, a hydrosoluble organic solvent, resin particles, and a pigment, wherein the hydrosoluble organic solvent contains at least three kinds of diol compounds accounting for 45% by weight or more in the hydrosoluble organic solvent, wherein three or more of the at least three kinds of diol compounds have boiling points 10° C. or greater apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro TODA, Tomohiro NAKAGAWA, Hidefumi NAGASHIMA, Ichiroh FUJII
  • Publication number: 20140368821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of heat sensitive optically variable inks and tamper indicating markings obtained thereof. The present invention relates to the field of irreversible changes in color and/or changes in structure upon a tampering attempt against articles or items comprising said tamper indicating markings through the use of temperature variation. In particular, the present invention provides optically variable ink compositions comprising a plurality of optically variable pigment particles and a plurality of thermally expandable spheres; tamper indicating marking comprising the optically variable ink compositions described herein; their uses as a proof of an illegal action as well as methods for detecting a tampering activity of a marking including the optically variable ink composition described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Toni Lee GAZAWAY, Thomas CLASSICK, John VEREEN, Hau LIEU
  • Publication number: 20140363642
    Abstract: Provided are an aqueous coloring agent dispersion for inkjet which achieves high pigment concentration, exhibits favorable redispersion properties after drying, and does not exhibit changes in ink properties even when stored for a long time; and an ink composition using the aqueous coloring agent dispersion. This aqueous coloring agent dispersion contains a coloring agent (I), a liquid medium (II), and a polymer dispersion agent (III). The polymer dispersion agent (III) is an A-B block polymer obtained by copolymerizing via a living radical polymerization method, by using a mixture of an organic tellurium compound represented by formula (1) and an organic ditellurium compound represented by formula (2), or the like, as a polymerization initiator. Therein, the monomer for configuring the A block is at least one type of monomer represented by formula (3), and the monomer for configuring the B block is benzyl methacrylate and/or benzyl acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Akira Kawaguchi, Akio Kuwahara