Including Coloring Matter Patents (Class 428/207)
  • Publication number: 20130344306
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu ARAI, Atsushi SAKAMOTO, Kenjirou ARAKI, Reiko FUKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8613995
    Abstract: A colored web material comprising a plurality of discrete extended elements. The colored web material comprises a colorant incorporated in the material itself or a colorant disposed on at least one surface of the web material. The discrete extended elements comprise thinned portions at the distal ends and/or along the sidewalls of the discrete extended elements. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have a diameter of less than about 500 microns. In one embodiment, the colored web material comprises at least about 95 discrete extended elements per square centimeter. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have an aspect ratio of at least about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Publication number: 20130323452
    Abstract: A self-adhering cover for temporarily and incrementally concealing a tattoo, while matching tone of skin of a user. The self-adhering cover includes a plurality of stacked layers. The plurality of stacked layers are for adhering to the skin of the user over the tattoo, and in so doing, temporarily and incrementally conceal the tattoo, while matching the tone of the skin of the user so as to allow the self-adhering cover to be relatively invisible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Leonard Jay Wiessner, Niki Rene Wiessner, Richard Scott Sandmark, Robin Rene Sandmark
  • Patent number: 8597774
    Abstract: To provide a laser-marking film having a laser-marking ink layer capable of forming vivid images when it is irradiated with a laser beam for forming laser markings. A laser-marking film comprising a base film 1, a white underlying layer 3 formed on the base film 1, and an ink layer 5 for laser marking formed on the underlying layer 3, wherein the ink layer 5 contains, dispersed therein, an iron oxide as a laser beam-absorbing agent in an amount of 0.1 to 30 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of a resin binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Fukue, Atsushi Fukahori, Machiko Sugiyama, Shinji Tanaka, Jun Matsushima
  • Patent number: 8592027
    Abstract: An ink composition which can be used to form an image having excellent metallic luster and excellent abrasion resistance is provided, and a printed article in which the image having excellent metallic luster and excellent abrasion resistance is formed is provided. Such an ink composition is ejected by an ink jet technique and contains silver particles, wax particles, and water. The wax particles are contained in an amount that is in the range from 0.02 to 1.5 weight %. Assuming that the average diameter of the silver particles is D1 [nm] and that the average diameter of the wax particles is D2 [nm], the relationship of 0.98?D2/D1?5.40 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ohashi, Mayumi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20130295350
    Abstract: Fluorescing highlights can be provided in selected portions of non-color image areas of a printed toner image using fluorescing dry toner particles, such as fluorescing magenta and fluorescing yellow dry toner particles. Before fixing, each fluorescing dry toner particle comprises a polymeric binder phase and a fluorescing colorant that emits at one or more ?max wavelengths of at least 420 nm and up to and including 690 nm and that is dispersed within the polymeric binder phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Dinesh Tyagi, Louise Granica
  • Publication number: 20130295351
    Abstract: A color toner image with a metallic effect can be prepared by forming one or more latent images and developing them with metallic dry toner particles and color toner particles. The developed color toner image can be transferred to a receiver material, and fixed to provide a color toner image with a metallic effect. The metallic dry toner particles have a polymeric binder phase and non-conductive metal oxide particles dispersed therein. Before fixing, the metallic dry toner particle has a mean volume weighted diameter (Dvol) 15-40 ?m and the non-conductive metal oxide particles are present in an amount of at least 20-50 weight % based on total metallic dry toner particle weight. The ratio of the metallic dry toner particle Dvol to the average equivalent circular diameter (ECD) of the non-conductive metal oxide particles in the metallic dry toner particles is greater than 0.1 and up to and including 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Dinesh Tyagi, Kevin D. Lofftus, Louise Granica, Richard George Allen
  • Publication number: 20130288024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of three-dimensional patterns in coatings which comprise flake-form effect pigments, to patterened coatings produced thereby and to the use thereof in decoration and security products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Clauter, Thomas Goetz
  • Patent number: 8563122
    Abstract: A thermoplastic architectural composite laminate material can include a light transmissive skin, a thermoplastic backing, an adhesive layer and an ink image. The adhesive layer can be between the light transmissive skin and the thermoplastic backing. The ink image can be printed between the light transmissive skin and the thermoplastic backing such that the ink image is visible through the outer surface. The composite laminate materials can be designed with improved temperature fluctuation tolerance, long-term moisture resistance, and tensile and peel strength. Further, the ink image in conjunction with certain adhesives can be highly durable. Such ink images can have a convincing appearance of natural materials such as marble, granite, wood, and the like, including wet-out and depth appearance which can be tailored in appearance and colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Design Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Roberts, Frank Roberts, Matt Wilson, Kris Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130269287
    Abstract: The invention relates to articles, e.g., sheet metal, comprising surface coatings that have the appearance of polished stone and methods for making such articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Allen Garrett, Jonathan King
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130260114
    Abstract: An object to be achieved by the present invention is to provide a resin composition for forming a receiving layer, the resin composition being capable of forming, among receiving layers that can carry a fluid such as an ink, a receiving layer having excellent, adhesion to various types of supports and capable of forming a receiving layer which has excellent printing properties without causing bleeding of a fluid such as an ink. The present invention relates to a resin composition for forming a receiving layer, the resin composition containing a urethane resin (A), a vinyl polymer (B), and an aqueous medium (C), in which the urethane resin (A) has an alicyclic structure in an amount of 2,000 to 5,500 mmol/kg relative to the total amount of the urethane resin (A), and a hydrophilic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yukie Saitou, Wataru Fujikawa, Jun Shirakami
  • Patent number: 8535799
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a particulate material by a controlled agglomeration method, i.e. a method that enables a controlled growth in particle size. The method is especially suitable for use in the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions containing a therapeutically and/or prophylactically active substance which has a relatively low aqueous solubility and/or which is subject to chemical decomposition. The process comprising i) spraying a first composition comprising a carrier, which has a melting point of about 5° C. or more which is present in the first composition in liquid form, on a second composition comprising a material in solid form, the second composition having a temperature of at the most a temperature corresponding to the melting point of the carrier and/or the carrier composition and ii) mixing or others means of mechanical working the second composition onto which the first composition is sprayed to obtain the particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S
    Inventors: Anders Burr, Michiel Ringkjøbing-Elema, Jannie Egeskov Holm, Per Holm, Birgitte Møllgaard, Kirsten Schultz
  • Publication number: 20130224451
    Abstract: An ink jet recording ink composition includes an inorganic pigment (A) having an average particle diameter (DA) of equal to or more than 200 nm and an inorganic particle (B). The inorganic particle (B) is preferably a silica particle or an alumina particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130209759
    Abstract: A method for decorating an artificial stone laminate, for example, a quartz resin composite is provided. In the manufacturing process, a substantially thin layer of transparent or translucent particulates is deposited on a release surface. Color pigments or any coloring material that imparts color and/or contrast are selectively deposited in areas on the transparent or translucent particulates to create patterns and designs. A layer of reinforcing fibers, for example, glass fibers, is placed on the layer of transparent or translucent particulates. A binder, deposited on the layer of reinforcing fibers, fills gaps between the transparent or translucent particulates and binds the reinforcing fibers to the transparent or translucent particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Publication number: 20130183501
    Abstract: A method for producing printed articles that encompasses providing a first ink composition that contains metal oxide particles with an average particle size in the range of about 3 to about 300 nm; providing a second ink composition that contains colored pigments dispersed in an ink vehicle; providing a printable media having a bottom supporting substrate and an ink-absorbing layer with pore diameters that are smaller than the size of the metal oxide pigment particles and colored pigments; and sequentially applying, on the same print area, the first and the second ink compositions onto said printable media. Also disclosed herein are the printed articles obtained according to the present method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Vladimir Jakubek, Jayprakash C. Bhatt
  • Publication number: 20130183500
    Abstract: A method for producing printed articles that encompasses providing a first ink composition that contains metal oxide particles with an average particle size in the range of about 3 to about 300 nm; providing a second ink composition that contains non-particulate, light-absorbing colorants dissolved in an ink vehicle; providing a printable media having a bottom supporting substrate and an ink-absorbing layer with pore diameters that are smaller than the size of the metal oxide pigment particles; and applying, on the same print area, the first and the second ink compositions onto said printable media. Also disclosed herein a the printed articles obtained according to the present method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Vladimir Jakubek, Vanessa Verzwyvelt
  • Patent number: 8486513
    Abstract: An object structure having patterns of refractive veins thereon is provided, in which a heat insulated base plate capable of combining with object major body is provided, then a first base layer, a soft material layer, an aluminum film layer, and a second base layer being respectively build-up in this order thereon. Further, embossing process is conducted on the second base layer and then a pattern layer is printed thereon. In turn, a protection layer is overlaid on the pattern layer for protecting the colors thereof. Configuring like this, the heat insulated base plate having pattern design thereon can be combined integrally with the object major body by injection molding process, and pattern integrity can be ensured during injection molding by means of the heat-blocking effect obtained from the heat insulated base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Teng Tsai Special Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sen-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 8481147
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abrasion-resistant decorative sheet (1), in particular an overlay for the production of a laminate floor or of an abrasion-resistant furniture surface, comprising a paper layer (3) provided on one side with a print layer (2), comprising an impregnation (3a) formed from a first plastic mixture and comprising a layer (4) which is formed from a second plastic mixture and contains particulate abrasion-reducing material. In order to provide such a decorative sheet (1) which meets the high requirements in line with standards with regard to its abrasion resistance and permits a high-quality and clear printed image and has an appealing optical impression or an optical special effect, such as a metallic or nacreous appearance, it is proposed to apply the layer (4) formed from the second plastic mixture and containing particulate abrasion-reducing material to that side of the paper layer (3) which is opposite the print layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dakor Melamin Imprägnierungen GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Barwich, Elmar Beck
  • Publication number: 20130164500
    Abstract: A printed article with metallic luster and gold-like appearance that encompasses a printable media on which a printed feature has been formed with an ink composition. The ink composition contains iron oxide pigment particles that have an average particle 5 size in the range of about 3 to about 300 nm and the printable media contains a bottom supporting substrate and ink-absorbing layer with pore diameters that are smaller than the average size of the iron oxide pigment particles. In such printed article, the ink composition forms onto the printable media a printed feature that has a thickness that is below about 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Jayprakash C. Bhatt, Vladimir Jakubek
  • Publication number: 20130157021
    Abstract: Fine paper for writing, packaging and/or printing, in particular offset printing, comprising a fibrous layer having a bulk greater than or equal to 1.10 cm3/g and at least one coating, said coating having a dry deposition on one or each face of the fibrous layer that is between 3 and 10 g/m2 and comprising at least one mineral pigment, at least one latex acting as a binder, and at least one aqueous polyurethane dispersion at a rate of 0.5 to 8% dry weight with respect to the dry weight of pigment(s) of the coating, such that the coated paper has a similar texture to that of the fibrous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ARJOWIGGINS FINE PAPERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Baumlin
  • Publication number: 20130129960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayered cut-to-size format comprising a thin, polyurethane-based coating (2) bonded via a polyurethane adhesive layer (3) to a textile backing (4). The invention provides that the backing (4) is a textile backing layer formed using a loop-formingly knitted fabric, a woven fabric or a fibrous non-woven web and having a thickness between 0.25 and 1.2 mm; there are capillaries in the coating (2); the solidified polyurethane dispersion (3) has a basis weight between 65 and 155 g/m2 and reaches by between 0.02 and 0.55 mm into the backing (4) non-filmingly; the coating (2) has a thickness of 0.09 to 0.21 mm and a hardness between 25 and 55 Shore A; and the backing (4) is bonded on its side opposite the coating (2) to a layer (5) of polychloroprene foam which has a closed-cell structure of the foam rubber type and a density between 0.05 and 0.42 g/cm3, preferably between 0.06 to 0.28 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Philipp Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20130129994
    Abstract: Among other things, a pattern of dry particles of a pigment is provided on a transfer layer. The pattern of dry particles is transferred onto a surface of a ceramic substrate in preparation for firing of the dry particles to form a permanent pattern on the ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC.
    Inventor: Robert L. Wells, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130101814
    Abstract: A liquid composition for agglutinating particles having a negative charge which are dispersed in a dispersion liquid, the liquid composition including: an organic acid ammonium salt represented by Formula (1), and water, Formula (1) where R1 represents a hydroxyl group, a methyl group or a hydrogen atom; and R2 represents a hydroxyl group or a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroshi Gotou, Hidetoshi Fujii, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Publication number: 20130101813
    Abstract: Provided is a metallic-pigment composition which is usable in coating compositions or ink compositions, in particular, in water-based coating compositions or aqueous inks, and which gives coating compositions having excellent storage stability. The metallic-pigment composition gives a coating film having excellent performances with respect to brightness, hiding properties, flip-flop feeling, etc., causes no colorant or organic-pigment discoloration, and has excellent adhesion and chemical resistance. The metallic-pigment composition comprises one or more mixed-coordination-type heteropolyanion compounds, a hydrolyzate of a silicon compound and/or a condensate thereof, and metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuko Nakajima, Kaoru Ueyanagi
  • Patent number: 8409705
    Abstract: Fibers having a plurality of colored regions printed on front and rear sides of said fiber are disclosed, wherein the colors are visible only under ultra-violet light. The regions may be in the form of stripes or may be arranged in a pseudo-random pattern. The regions may be differently colored. Such fibers can be incorporated into paper products as a form of counterfeit protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: D.W. Spinks (Embossing) Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary D Spinks
  • Publication number: 20130078438
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metallic pigment composition which can provide, when used in a coating composition, an ink composition or the like, in particular, a water-based coating, a water-based ink or the like, a coating film having a high storage stability, a good adhesiveness, a good chemical resistance and a good color tone. Specifically disclosed is a metallic pigment composition which comprises at least one kind of compound selected from a heteropolyanion compound and a mixed-ligand heteropolyanion compound, an organic oligomer or polymer, and metal grains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuko Nakajima, Kaoru Ueyanagi
  • Patent number: 8403558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a time temperature indicator comprising a) at least one photo-chromic colorant introduced into and/or atop a matrix substrate and charged by exposure to UV light; b) at least a transparent colorless or a transparent colored light absorbing protecting layer adhered to the underlying layer a) which contains the photo-chromic colorant; characterized in that the light absorbing protecting layer comprises 1-50 wt % of an UV light absorber or an UV light absorber mixture and 0.1-10 wt % of an optical brightener wherein the weight ratio of the UV light absorber and optical brightener is 0.1-10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: André Fuchs, Anne Veronica Carrigan
  • Patent number: 8404754
    Abstract: A process for recycling a coloured thermoplastic material comprising an absorbed disperse dye comprises contacting the optionally comminuted coloured thermoplastic material with a caustic wash and recovering an at least partly colour-modified thermoplastic composition from the caustic wash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Colormatrix Europe Limited
    Inventors: Mark Frost, Fuquan Zeng, Victoria Sayer
  • Publication number: 20130071637
    Abstract: An ink composition having organic pigment particles, a hydrosoluble solvent; a dispersing agent, and water, wherein each of the organic pigment particles has a circularity of 2 nm or less, which is defined as a difference between radii of concentric circumscribing and inscribed circles of a contour of an image of each of the organic pigment particles taken by a transmission electron microscope when a gap between the concentric circumscribing circle and the inscribed circle is least, wherein the inscribed circle has a diameter of from 5 nm to less than 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Akihiko MATSUYAMA, Hiroshi Gotou
  • Publication number: 20130065031
    Abstract: Ink composition that includes from about 0.1 to about 10 wt % of metal oxide pigment particles, having an average particle size in the range of about 3 to about 300 nm, that are dispersed with polyether alkoxysilane dispersants; and from about 0.01 to about 3 wt % of water-soluble amphiphilic polymers or of water-dispersible polymer waxes, based on the total weight of the ink composition. Said ink composition forms, onto printable media, a printed feature that exhibits a metallic appearance. Also described herein are the resulting printed article and the method to produce it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Jayprakash C. Bhalt, Vladimir Jakubek
  • Patent number: 8349118
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a non-contact communication medium, including: forming in a first region a first structure including an IC chip mounted on the first region, a first adhesive in an uncured state, which is applied on the IC chip, and a first plate member placed on the first adhesive; forming in a second region a second structure including a second adhesive in an uncured state, which is applied on the second region, and a second plate member placed on the second adhesive; sandwiching the first region and the second region by a first partition wall capable of partitioning the first region and accommodating the first structure and a second partition wall capable of partitioning the second region and accommodating the second structure; and heating the first partition wall and the second partition wall, to thereby thermally cure the first adhesive and the second adhesive, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shintarou Sasaki, Takanori Aizawa, Yuji Sakai
  • Publication number: 20120315423
    Abstract: Applicators provide heat shields for uncovered skin, in particular the face, hands, and other body parts that may not be clothed such as arms, legs, or torso. In one embodiment, a continuous heat shield is applied the entire face and ears. In another embodiment, a heat shield is applied to portions of the face and neck. In yet another embodiment, a heat shield is applied by multiple applicators. Sets of applicators apply a portions of a contiguous heat shield. Books contain multiple sets of applicators. Camouflage is used for military concealment. Other uses include firefighting, iron working, glass blowing and cooking. Entrained ceramic particles provide heat reflection and insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: John Livacich, Kendyl A. Roman
  • Publication number: 20120308791
    Abstract: There are provided an ink set, printed matter, and a molded article, with which a first ink and a second ink are applied over a substrate in the form of a sheet, for example, and which lends itself well to processing of this coated surface. An ink set 10 includes first inks 1Y, 1C, 1M, and 1K containing a pigment as a colorant, and a second ink containing no pigment. Films of the first inks 1Y, 1C, 1M, and 1K each stretch at least 70% when cured into the film with a thickness of 5 ?m and the film is stretched under a 150° C. environment. A film of the second ink has an elastic modulus of no more than 200 MPa when the second ink is cured into the film with a thickness of 50 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko TSUNOYA, Keigo SUGAI, Yoshikazu HAMA
  • Patent number: 8323777
    Abstract: Tough decorative printable film products having holographic-type images are provided that are low in cost. These film products include a relatively high temperature film that is made by continuous extrusion of the film resin onto a master film having pre-etched holographic-type imaging in order to provide a high-temperature primary film with conforming holographic imaging. This primary film provides a tough holographic-type image that is readily secured to any number of products to impart a holographic character to them. For example, this primary film is suitable for use on the surface of recreational sportsboards. When desired, sublimation printing can be used to impart indicia, text, images and colors, alone or in combination, to the primary film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Albert, Robert C. Fleherty
  • 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: 8308886
    Abstract: The invention discloses processes for thermal transfer patterning of a nanoparticle layer and a corresponding proximate portion of a carrier layer, and optionally additional transfer layers, together onto a thermal imaging receiver. The invention is useful for dry fabrication of electronic devices. Additional embodiments of the invention include multilayer thermal imaging donors comprising in layered sequence: a base film, a carrier layer and a nanoparticle layer. The carrier layer can be a dielectric or conducting layer. When the carrier layer is a dielectric layer, the base film includes a light attenuating agent in the form of a dye or pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gerald Donald Andrews, Marc B Goldfinger, Mark Andrew Harmer, Gary Delmar Jaycox, Lynda Kaye Johnson, Irina Malajovich, William J Marshall, Elizabeth Forrester McCord, Charles Nehemiah McEwen, Jeffrey Scott Meth, Richard Kevin Bailey, Geoffrey Nunes, Rinaldo Soria Schiffino, Paul J Shannon, Kenneth George Sharp, Karyn B Visscher, Graciela Beatriz Blanchet, John W Catron, Jr., Reid John Chesterfield, Thomas C Felder, Feng Gao, Howard David Glicksman
  • Patent number: 8308198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-based fluorescent ink for the purpose of measurement or judgment of the fluorescence emission in a visible light region by an excitation wavelength in a predetermined ultraviolet range, containing water, a coloring material dissolved or dispersed in water, and an organic solvent, having a plurality of fluorescent groups in the coloring material structure of the coloring material, and using a water-soluble coloring material having a sulfonic acid group as the water-soluble group in the state of a free acid, capable of improving the water resistance and the light resistance, dramatically increasing the content of the fluorescent coloring material in the ink, which has conventionally been included only by a small amount in the ink due to the concentration quenching problem, obtaining preferable fluorescence emission and water resistance of the recorded image, and providing preferable adhesion resistance to the recording medium of the coloring material and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masako Udagawa, Shoji Koike, Makoto Aoki, Akira Nagashima, Shinichi Hakamada
  • Patent number: 8309653
    Abstract: Water-based coatings having writable-erasable surfaces are provided. The coatings have many desirable attributes. For example, the coatings cure under ambient conditions, have low or no VOC emissions during and upon curing, and have reduced tendency to form ghost images, even after prolonged normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: IdeaPaint, Inc.
    Inventors: John Goscha, Martin Douglas Donbrosky, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120237740
    Abstract: A process including article of manufacture, utilizes nanoparticles, such as quantum dots, as pigment or dye-pigment to color an article, via dye-sublimation, printing, coloring, or painting methods. Garments or decorative media are manufactured utilizing these methods to incorporate nanoparticles as coloring agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Robert C. Hefty, Emily J. Hefty
  • Publication number: 20120211553
    Abstract: A process for applying an energy-curable primer and a brilliant metallic ink to a paperboard or paper substrate is provided. The primer may be cured using an energy curing system such as a UV or EB curing system. The curable primer facilitates the orientation of the metallic pigment particles to provide a coherent reflectance of light and optimal reflectance. Advantageously, the primer-cured paper may be “spot-coated” with the metallic ink at pre-designated areas, which minimizes the amount of metallic ink used. In exemplary embodiments, the metallic paper is over-coated with one or more transparent or opaque inks. Additionally, the cured, primer coated paper may be subjected to corona discharge to remove excess solvent and compounds in the liquid phase within the matrix of the cured primer and/or to increase the surface tension of the primer. In certain circumstances, the metallic paper and the end product are recyclable and repulpable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Shorewood Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Francis Neary
  • Patent number: 8247051
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided for use in laminate substrates useful in packaging of liquids and solids where the coating provides and increased resistance to the permeability of gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. In one embodiment the coating composition is a dispersion or a solution that comprises at least one hydroxyl functional polyetheramine, phosphoric acid and a defoamer. The backbone of the polyetheramine has diglycidyl ether linkages that comprise about 5 to about 70 mole percent resorcinol diglycidyl ether. The coating composition can be applied to substrates by coating applications such as spraying, rolling reverse and direct, rolling direct and reverse gravure, kiss coat, flow coating, brushing, dipping and curtain-wall coating, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Glidden Company
    Inventors: Daniel Bode, Cathy Li, Kenneth J. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120202021
    Abstract: Printed products, printing methods and methods for verifying authenticity of a printed product are provided. In one aspect, the printed product has a receiver member and an image formed thereon by an electrophotographic process using toner particles, said image having at least one raised portion, wherein at least parts of said raised portion of said image comprise pearlescent toner particles. Methods for printing and authenticating the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Detlef Schulze-Hagenest, Dinesh Tyagi
  • Publication number: 20120202022
    Abstract: Printed products, printing methods and methods for authenticating a printed product are provided. In one aspect, the printed product has a receiver member and an image formed thereon by an electrophotographic printing process using toner particles, said image having at least one portion being at least partially formed by bi-fluorescent toner particles. Methods for printing and authenticating the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Detlef Schulze-Hagenest
  • Patent number: 8232331
    Abstract: A nonaqueous ink, having: colorant particles, the colorant particles having an average particle diameter of 1 nm or more and less than 50 nm, and the value (D90?D10) of being 100 nm or less, a dispersant; and a cationically-polymerizable compound; wherein D90?D10 is a value obtained by subtracting D10 from D90; D90 and D10 represent respectively the particle diameters at cumulative colorant particle numbers of 0.9 (90 number %) and 0.1 (10 number %) in an integral value of the distribution function dG=F(D)dD; and G represents the number of the pigment particles; and D represents the diameter of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Saito
  • Patent number: 8232330
    Abstract: A nonaqueous ink, having: colorant particles, the colorant particles having an average particle diameter of 1 nm or more and less than 50 nm, and the value (D90-D10) of being 100 nm or less, a dispersant; and a radical-polymerization compound; wherein D90-D10 is a value obtained by subtracting D10 from D90; D90 and D10 represent respectively the particle diameters at cumulative colorant particle numbers of 0.9 (90 number %) and 0.1 (10 number %) in an integral value of the distribution function dG=F(D)dD; and G represents the number of the pigment particles; and D represents the diameter of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Saito
  • 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: 8211531
    Abstract: The invention discloses a security element having a coating layer which appears transparent at certain angles of view, giving visual access to underlying information, whilst staying opaque at other angles of view. Documents of value, right, identity, security labels or branded goods comprising said security element, as well as a method for producing said security element, are also disclosed. Using appropriate substrate surfaces, optically variable and otherwise angle-dependent visual effects can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: SICPA Holding SA
    Inventors: Mathieu Schmid, Claude-Alain Despland, Pierre Degott, Edgar Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120156451
    Abstract: The ink composition contains a glitter pigment and wax. In the case where an aqueous solution containing the wax of 0.1 weight % is prepared, the wax serves to satisfy the following relationship: a transmittance of at least 50% and less than 100% with respect to light having a wavelength of 450 nm; a transmittance of at least 60% and less than 100% with respect to light having a wavelength of 550 nm; a transmittance of at least 70% and less than 100% with respect to light having a wavelength of 650 nm; or a transmittance of at least 70% and less than 100% with respect to light having a wavelength of 750 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Ohashi