Thermal Transfer Donor (e.g., Ribbon, Sheets, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/32.6)
  • Patent number: 10763762
    Abstract: A vibrator includes a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric ceramic having an electrode, a vibration plate, and an adhesive layer between the piezoelectric element and the vibration plate, wherein the adhesive layer is obtained by a resin containing 50 parts by mass or more and 80 parts by mass or less of organic particles having a number average particle size of 5 ?m or more and 15 ?m or less, relative to 100 parts by mass of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10589542
    Abstract: In order to prevent degradation in print quality which can come from matter generated from an ink ribbon and adhering to a thermal head, the thermal transfer printer transports an ink ribbon which has characteristics such that the amount of matter generated from the ink ribbon by transfer and adhering to the thermal head has a peak at predetermined transfer energy and reduces in an energy range higher than the predetermined transfer energy with increase in transfer energy, transfers ink and protective material onto paper in this order from the ink ribbon on which the ink and the protective material are repeatedly arranged in a longitudinal direction thereof, and adjusts transfer energy for the protective material to a value within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamazaki, Yutaka Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 9583768
    Abstract: Provided is a negative electrode slurry composition including a binder resin, a water-soluble polymer, and a negative electrode active material, wherein the binder resin including (A) a styrene-butadiene copolymer latex having a gel amount of 70 to 98% and a glass transition temperature of ?30° C. to 60° C. in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement and (B) an acryl polymer latex having a gel amount of 70 to 98% and a glass transition temperature of ?100° C. to 0° C. in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, and the negative electrode active material including a carbon-based active material and a silicon-based active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenya Sonobe, Naoki Takahashi, Norikazu Yamamoto, Yusuke Adachi
  • Patent number: 9499937
    Abstract: A method for labeling fabrics, such as fabric garments, and a heat-transfer label well-suited for use in said method. In one embodiment, the heat-transfer label comprises (i) a support portion, the support portion comprising a carrier and a release layer; (ii) a wax layer, the wax layer overcoating the release layer; and (iii) a transfer portion, the transfer portion comprising an adhesive layer printed onto the wax layer and an ink design layer printed onto the adhesive layer. Preferably, at least a portion of the ink design layer is printed using a variable printing technique, such as thermal transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiao-Ming He, Liviu Dinescu, Kuolih Tsai, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Li Shu, Yi-Hung Chiao, Alan Morgenthau, Ramin Heydarpour
  • Patent number: 9456936
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is presenting having multiple components and including an inspection region subject to inspection using infrared radiation, wherein the inspection region includes a junction of two components; and a printed graphic in the inspection region, wherein the ink used to print the graphic includes no carbon black colorant such that the printed graphic is substantially transparent to infrared radiation. In addition, a disposable absorbent article having multiple components includes a printed graphic in an inspection region subject to inspection using infrared radiation, the printed graphic including black ink having no carbon black colorant such that the printed graphic is substantially transparent to infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Leigh Skabroud Misek, Brian Keith Rhodes, Terri Lynn Meisel, Cole William Poole, Shannon Kathleen Melius, Nathan Allen Genke, Frank Lawrence Faubel
  • Publication number: 20150144016
    Abstract: A method for enabling D2T2 printing onto non-D2T2 printable substrates uses a diffusible primer material provided on a dye-sheet or ribbon. The primer comprises a polymer, a release agent and a plasticizer. The release agent and the plasticizer are diffused into the substrate, while the polymer remains on the dye-sheet or ribbon. Printing of the primer onto the PC substrate is controlled via a computer image program corresponding to a colored image. This computer image program also controls the printing of the colored image at the primed locations. Accordingly, image-wise treatment of a plastic material via the primer selectively renders the PC substrate surface D2T2 printable at the point of personalization, providing for a 100% PC full card body having the colored image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Robert P. Renz, Morven McAlpine
  • Publication number: 20140370207
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-insoluble coloring compound having excellent light resistance, an ink containing the coloring compound, a thermal transfer recording sheet including a coloring material layer formed on a base material from the ink, and a color filter resist composition containing the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Sekiguchi, Shosei Mori, Taichi Shintou, Yuko Katsumoto, Takayuki Ujifusa, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140360397
    Abstract: Heat transfers are provided that have a symbol image which can be of a numeric, alphabetic or alpha-numeric shape and have a body width onto which another image is placed. The image thus placed can be of an individual or scene, for example, the image of a sport personality. The result is a composite image, and this composite image is imparted to a heat transfer support or substrate having heat transfer capabilities, such as by a printing technique. The resultant composite image heat transfer then is available for application onto products such as soft goods or other merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremy W WHITE
  • Publication number: 20140349036
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-insoluble coloring compound having a high solvent solubility, showing increased brightness and saturation, and being useful for increasing the green gamut and also provides an ink containing the water-insoluble coloring compound. The present invention provides a thermal transfer recording sheet including a coloring material layer formed on a base material from the ink and also provides a color filter resist composition showing an increased green gamut due to the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yuko Katsumoto, Shosei Mori, Takeshi Sekiguchi, Taichi Shintou, Takayuki Ujifusa, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140295587
    Abstract: A donor substrate includes a base substrate; a light reflection layer disposed on the base substrate and overlapped with a portion of the base substrate, a heat blocking pattern disposed on the light reflection layer, overlapped with the light reflection layer, and including a plurality of air holes; a light-to-heat conversion layer disposed on the base substrate; and a transfer layer disposed on the light-to-heat conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Gu LEE, Ji Young CHOUNG, Jin Baek CHOI, Hyunsung BANG, Yeon Hwa LEE, Won Jong KIM, Young-Woo SONG
  • Publication number: 20140272325
    Abstract: A method for enabling D2T2 printing onto non-D2T2 printable substrates uses a diffusible primer material provided on a dye-sheet or ribbon. The primer comprises a polymer, a release agent and a plasticizer. The release agent and the plasticizer are diffused into the substrate, while the polymer remains on the dye-sheet or ribbon. Printing of the primer onto the PC substrate is controlled via a computer image program corresponding to a colored image. This computer image program also controls the printing of the colored image at the primed locations. Accordingly, image-wise treatment of a plastic material via the primer selectively renders the PC substrate surface D2T2 printable at the point of personalization, providing for a 100% PC full card body having the colored image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert P. Renz, Morven McAlpine
  • Patent number: 8823757
    Abstract: A thermal transfer ribbon comprises a substrate, and a clear thermal transfer coating disposed on one side of the substrate, wherein the clear thermal transfer coating is substantially devoid of pigment material. Also, a method of manufacturing a thermal transfer ribbon for finishing a printed label comprises applying to one major side surface of a substrate a clear thermal transfer coating which is substantially devoid of pigment material. Further, an apparatus comprises a label printer, a thermal transfer printer, and an in-line feeding mechanism which interconnects the label printer and the thermal transfer printer to feed a printed label from the label printer to the thermal transfer printer so that the thermal transfer printer can thermally transfer a clear thermal transfer coating to the printed label to provide a finished label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jason L. Lence, Donald Eaton
  • Patent number: 8821963
    Abstract: A first substrate which includes a reflective layer having an opening, a light-absorbing layer, and a material layer formed in contact with the light-absorbing layer over one of surfaces is provided; the surface of the first substrate over which the material layer is formed and a deposition target surface of the second substrate are disposed to face each other; and irradiation with laser light whose repetition rate is greater than or equal to 10 MHz and pulse width is greater than or equal to 100 fs and less than or equal to 10 ns is performed from the other surface side of the first substrate to selectively heat a part of the material layer at a position overlapping with the opening of the reflective layer and deposit the part of the material layer over the deposition target surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Tanaka, Takahiro Ibe, Kohei Yokoyama, Hisao Ikeda, Norifumi Takesue
  • Patent number: 8802592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for protective layer transfer sheets which includes a polyester resin produced by polycondensing a polyhydric alcohol component containing a hydrogenated bisphenol A in an amount of 30 mol % or more and a polycarboxylic acid component containing a benzenedicarboxylic acid in an amount of 50 mol % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Kao Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumichi Kamiyoshi, Takashi Mukai, Toshifusa Hirano, Masahiro Yuki
  • Publication number: 20140113073
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for placing sublimation images on cases of electronic devices prints a plurality of separate sublimation images on a sheet of transfer paper at predetermined locations. The periphery of the images is cut but leaves each image attached to the sheet at least at three locations. A corresponding plurality of cases is placed on fixtures in a tray at locations corresponding to the images. The sheet is placed over the tray, aligning each image with a case, after which heat and pressure cause the images to transfer to the cases by sublimation transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: PHOTO U.S.A. CORP
    Inventors: James Peng, Pengyu Wang
  • Patent number: 8669536
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a colorant visible under visible light and a tagging composition, including a carrier and a detectable marker dispersed or dissolved in the carrier. The detectable marker is an isotope of an element, the isotope being present in the ink composition in a concentration ranging from about 1 parts per billion (ppb) to about 1000 ppb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zeying Ma, Gary William Larson, Lufei Lin
  • Patent number: 8647740
    Abstract: A method for labeling fabrics, such as fabric garments, and a heat-transfer label well-suited for use in said method. In one embodiment, the heat-transfer label comprises (i) a support portion, the support portion comprising a carrier and a release layer; (ii) a wax layer, the wax layer overcoating the release layer; and (iii) a transfer portion, the transfer portion comprising an adhesive layer printed onto the wax layer and an ink design layer printed onto the adhesive layer. Preferably, at least a portion of the ink design layer is printed using a variable printing technique, such as thermal transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao-Ming He, Liviu Dinescu, Kuolih Tsai, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Li Shu, Yi-Hung Chiao, Alan Morgenthau, Ramin Heydarpour
  • Publication number: 20130287972
    Abstract: Hybrid heat activated labels include a digitally printed graphic image layer, and protective layer and a heat activated adhesive layer, which are printed via a screen, flexographic, rotogravure, or pad printing method. The hybrid heat activated labels provide customized specialty labels quickly and easily through digitally printing the graphic image, while maintaining necessary adhesion and chemical/environmental resistance properties by utilizing ink and adhesive systems of screen, flexographic, rotogravure, and pad printing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Tetrault, James E. Moore
  • Patent number: 8501316
    Abstract: A wax printing process, apparatus, formulation, and label. The process includes contacting a wax formulation with a surface having at least one etched region thereon, and confronting a carrier with the surface such that at least a portion of the wax transfers from the etched surface to the carrier. The apparatus includes a tray and a manifold positioned in the tray. In another aspect, the apparatus includes a gravure sleeve and a heatable mandrel disposed inside the gravure sleeve. The wax formulation includes a paraffin wax, an ester wax, a hydrocarbon resin, a microcrystalline wax, and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer resin. The label includes a carrier and a wax release layer confronting a surface of the carrier. The wax release layer confronts less that the entire surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Laprade, Gary McFarland
  • Patent number: 8475892
    Abstract: A transfer film includes a substrate, a decorative layer, and an adhering layer. The decorative layer is positioned by solidifying ultraviolet curing ink on the substrate. The adhering layer is positioned on the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Yu Lin, Pai-Sheng Wei
  • Patent number: 8460849
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet, having, on a transparent support, a lenticular lens and at least one receptor layer in which the heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet has a subbing layer which contains a resin that is identical with at least one resin constituting the lenticular lens, on the side of the transparent support opposite to the side on which the lenticular lens is provided, and the heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet has a receptor layer containing a latex polymer on the subbing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeaki Ohtani, Takashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130133818
    Abstract: A heat transferable material includes a heat transferable polymeric binder and a light stabilizer that is an N-oxyl radical derived from a hindered amine. The N-oxyl radical has the following formula (A) or formula (B): wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and R3 and R4 are each independently H, CH2CH3, CH3, OH, OR, COOH, COOR, or NH—C(=O)R, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and having a molecular weight of 600 or less. At least one of R3 and R4 is not hydrogen. The heat transferable material can be in a section or patch on a thermal donor element to provide a protective overcoat material. A patch in the donor element can include a dye. The heat transferable material provides better image stability and improved iridescence when transferred to a receiver of some type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: William B. Vreeland, David George Foster
  • Patent number: 8450242
    Abstract: A thermal transfer donor element can be used to provide a clear protective overcoat on a thermal image receiver element from a thermal transferable protective clear film on the donor element. This thermal transferable protective clear film includes a transparent poly(vinyl acetal) binder to which are attached silicone groups to improve scratch resistance of the transferred protective overcoat. Such protective overcoats can also be applied over thermally transferred dye images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Joseph Cashimere, Yongcai Wang
  • Patent number: 8445173
    Abstract: A method of producing a heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet, having the steps of: conveying a transparent support by web handling; providing at least one receptor layer on the transparent support; and drying the heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet, in which the at least one receptor layer contains a latex polymer having a weighted average glass transition temperature of 30° C. or more, the heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet is dried at a temperature that is higher than the weighted average glass transition temperature by 30° C. or more, and the heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet has a lenticular lens on the side of the transparent support opposite to the side on which the receptor layer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeaki Ohtani, Takashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8435611
    Abstract: A transfer sheet includes a supporting substrate, a photothermal conversion layer disposed on the supporting substrate, and a passive layer disposed on the photothermal conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ueda, Yuichi Arisaka
  • Patent number: 8425974
    Abstract: A first supporting substrate on a front surface of which a reflective layer having an opening is formed and a second supporting substrate on a front surface of which a light absorption layer patterned into island or stripe shapes and a material layer over the light absorption layer are formed are prepared, the first and second supporting substrates are disposed so that the opening of the reflective layer and the light absorption layer overlap with each other and the reflective layer is in contact with a back surface of the second supporting substrate, the second supporting substrate and a deposition target substrate are disposed so that the front surface of the second supporting substrate faces the deposition target substrate, and the material layer is attached to the deposition target substrate by irradiating the back surface of the first supporting substrate with light and by sublimating the material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rena Takahashi, Yosuke Sato, Kohei Yokoyama, Tomoya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8404321
    Abstract: A thermal transfer recording medium including a support, a release layer and an ink layer, the release layer and the ink layer being disposed in this order over the support, wherein the ink layer contains carnauba wax, an organic fatty acid having an acid value of 90 to 200, and at least one of a long-chain alcohol represented by Formula (1) and a long-chain alcohol represented by Formula (2), where R denotes a group containing 28 to 38 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tohmatsu, Kazuyoshi Inamura, Katsushi Shishido, Norihiro Ohtsuka, Toru Nagahashi, Yoshiro Takesue
  • Publication number: 20130056137
    Abstract: Provided is an image transfer material, comprising a support, optionally at least one barrier layer, a melt transfer layer, and an image receiving layer. Also provided is a process for preparing the image transfer material. Further provided is a heat transfer process using the disclosed material. In the heat transfer process, after imaging, the image receiving layer and melt transfer layer are peeled away from the optionally barrier-coated support material and placed, preferably image side up, on top of a receptor element. A non-stick sheet is then optionally placed over the imaged peeled material and heat is applied to the top of the optional non stick sheet. The melt transfer layer then melts and adheres the image to the receptor element. A composition comprising: at least one self-crosslinking polymer, and at least one dye retention aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MJ Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: MJ Solutions GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130042969
    Abstract: A heat transferable material includes a light stabilizer that is an N-oxyl radical derived from a hindered amine and having the formula, wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and R3 and R4 are each independently selected from H, CH2CH3, CH3, OH, OR, COOH, or COOR, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and having a molecular weight of 600 or less, except that all of R1, R2, R5, and R6 are not methyl when both R3 and R4 are hydrogen. The heat transferable material can be in one or more sections or patches on a thermal donor element to provide a protective overcoat material. The heat transferable material provides better image stability and improved iridescence when applied to a receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: William B. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8377846
    Abstract: An image receiving element is a composite of two or more extruded layers on a support including, in order, an extruded compliant layer, an extruded antistatic tie layer, and an image receiving layer that may also be extruded. The extruded compliant layer is non-voided and comprises from about 10 to about 40 weight % of at least one elastomeric polymer. This image receiving element can be disposed on a support to form a thermal dye transfer receiver element, an electrophotographic image receiver element, or a thermal wax receiver element. Two or more extruded layers can be co-extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Narasimharao Dontula, Somsack Chang, Brian Thomas
  • Patent number: 8349114
    Abstract: A strelchable wrap for holding a sheet with sublimable ink against an object, such as a mug, for transferring an image from the sheet to the mug. The wrap has two layers of elastomeric, rubber material glued together. The inner layer has a greater sponginess to conform the sheet to the mug, while the outer layer has greater strength to stretch and hold the web over the sheet. Flexible rods, held at the ends of the rubber sheet by the outer layer glued to itself, attach the web with the sheet to the mug. The rods connect together above and below the mug and hold the rubber web in a stretched condition with the inked sheet in contact with the mug. The rods also extend above and below the rubber web which, in turn, is wider than the mug. Connecting together the ends of the connector rods permits their joinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Cary Green
  • Patent number: 8349917
    Abstract: The ink of the invention comprises a mixture of finely subdivided polyethylene powder, an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, a dispersing agent, an indicia material additive such as a dye or pigment and/or a physical property enhancing additive such as alumina, glass beads, silica, metal flakes, etc. Preferably high and very high molecular weight polyethylene is used, alone or in mixture with lower density polyethylene in amounts from 25 to 45 weight percent in the ink. The polyethylene can have a particle size from 1 nanometer to 150 microns, preferably from 0.1 to 100 microns. The printing ink can be used to prepare a transfer having a decorative layer printed onto a carrier sheet. Various printing methods can be used to prepare the transfer such as gravure printing with etched or engraved chrome-plated or copper rolls; flexography printing with a flexible printing plate; and screen printing. The preferred method is screen printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Stevenson, Robert A. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8349416
    Abstract: A donor film and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting device using the donor film. The donor film having a stack structure includes: a first layer comprising first transfer portions comprising a light emitting material of a first color, and first opening portions; a second layer that is formed on the first layer and comprising second transfer portions corresponding to the first opening portion and further comprising a light emitting material of a second color, and second opening portions; and a third layer that is formed on the second layer and comprising third transfer portions corresponding to the first and second opening portions and further comprising a light emitting material of a third color, and third opening portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Pyo, Jin-Woo Park, Myung-Jong Jung, Sok-Won Noh, Beom-Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 8337966
    Abstract: Provided are a transfer sheet for ink jet printing capable of photographically printing on a cloth and capable of favorably keeping the texture of the cloth material and a spatial effect also after printing without generating bleeding and color fade-out with time, and a fiber product provided with the same. A transfer sheet for ink jet printing containing an ink-receiving layer, a fabric layer, the first film layer, a hot melt layer and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Katsuo Sanari
  • Patent number: 8318271
    Abstract: A heat transferable material includes a heat transferable polymeric binder and a light stabilizer that is an N-oxyl radical derived from a hindered amine, the N-oxyl radical having the following formula, wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, and R3 and R4 are each independently selected from H, OH, OR, COOH, or COOR, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and having a molecular weight of 600 or less, is described. The heat transferable material can be in one or more sections or patches on a thermal donor element to provide a protective overcoat material. Optionally, a patch in the donor element can also include a dye. The heat transferable material provides better image stability and improved iridescence when applied to a thermal, inkjet, electophotographic, or silver halide receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: William B. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8304044
    Abstract: A heat transferable dye donor element includes a heat transferable dye and an N-oxyl radical light stabilizer that is derived from a hindered amine. The N-oxyl radical has the following formula, wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, and R3 and R4 are each independently selected from H, OH, OR, COOH, or COOR, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and has a molecular weight of 600 or less. The dye donor element includes a heat transferable material that can be in one or more sections or patches including heat transferable dye patches. The heat transferable material provides better dye image stability when applied to a thermal receiver element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: William B. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8298653
    Abstract: A recording medium contains a support, and an antistatic agent-containing layer, and the antistatic agent-containing layer contains a binder resin and tin oxide-coated titanium oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kuboyama, Yasuhiro Kadota
  • Publication number: 20120242773
    Abstract: A thermal-transfer laminate film includes a base film, an untransferring release layer, and an image protection layer. The untransferring release layer is provided on the base film and includes a first thermoplastic resin having a first I/O value. The image protection layer is provided on the untransferring release layer and includes a second thermoplastic resin having a second I/O value, an absolute value of a difference between the first I/O value and the second I/O value being larger than 0.40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Ryo YASUMATSU
  • Publication number: 20120237698
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing transfer sheet is provided. The method includes forming a colored toner image on a sheet-like base material based on objective image data. The sheet-like base material has releasability. The method further includes defining an image area on the sheet-like base material based on the objective image data. The image area includes the colored toner image. The method further includes forming a transparent toner layer on the image area. The method further includes forming an adhesive layer on the transparent toner layer. The adhesive layer has hot-melt property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Funahashi, Kei Yasutomi, Takuroh Sone
  • Patent number: 8268443
    Abstract: A wax printing process, apparatus, formulation, and label. The process includes contacting a wax formulation with a surface having at least one etched region thereon, and confronting a carrier with the surface such that at least a portion of the wax transfers from the etched surface to the carrier. The apparatus includes a tray and a manifold positioned in the tray. In another aspect, the apparatus includes a gravure sleeve and a heatable mandrel disposed inside the gravure sleeve. The wax formulation includes a paraffin wax, an ester wax, a hydrocarbon resin, a microcrystalline wax, and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer resin. The label includes a carrier and a wax release layer confronting a surface of the carrier. The wax release layer confronts less that the entire surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Laprade, Gary McFarland
  • Patent number: 8268415
    Abstract: A melt thermal transfer recording paper suitable for melt thermal transfer recording comprising a stretched resin film, wherein stretched resin film contains from 30 to 75% by weight of an inorganic fine powder and/or an organic filler and from 25 to 70% by weight in total of a thermoplastic resin having a Vicat softening point of not higher than 140° C. and a polyolefin-based resin having a Vicat softening point of higher than 140° C.; the stretched resin film contains more than 75 parts by weight and at most 900 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin relative to 100 parts by weight of the polyolefin-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Hisao Ochiai, Takatoshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 8241746
    Abstract: A multilayer label comprising a polymeric film or cloth, e.g., a polyester film or a polyester woven cloth, having opposing facial surfaces, one facial surface of which is in intimate contact with a xylene-resistant, water-based topcoat and the other facial surface of which is in intimate contact with a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) if the other facial surface is a cloth, or a water-based, melted wax-resistant PSA if the other facial surface is a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Liping Guo, Mary J. Janicek
  • Patent number: 8178175
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions derived from a polycarboxylic acid, and an ionic liquid. The compositions can be used to prepare thermal transfer donor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Alex Sergey Ionkin
  • Publication number: 20120100317
    Abstract: A heat transfer label assembly includes a heat transfer label including ink and adhesive, and a releasable support joined to the heat transfer label. The adhesive may include at least one of a polyketone resin and a polyamide resin. The heat transfer label may be used to decorate a metal article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Saifuddin M. ANSARI, Ignatius S. Yee, Douglas L. Barnhardt, Robert J. Wojewoda
  • Publication number: 20120100771
    Abstract: A method for increasing the scratch hardness of a body, which has at least in some regions a surface (4a) consisting of an extrudated or co-extrudated plastic (4), wherein an organic, fluoro-organic or silico-organic compound (18) that increases the scratch hardness is applied to the surface (4a) of the extrudated or co-extrudated plastic (4), wherein the organic, fluoro-organic or silico-organic compound (11a, 18) is applied to the surface (4a) of the extrudated or co-extrudated plastic (4) by means of a sheet-like transfer medium (6, 11), on which the organic, fluoro-organic or silico-organic compound (11a, 18) is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SENOPLAST KLEPSCH & CO. GMBH
    Inventors: Johann Kappacher, Manfred Oberkofler, Christian Loos, Marco Grugger
  • Patent number: 8124562
    Abstract: A thermal transfer ink sheet having a dye layer containing a polyvinyl acetal modified with a compound of the formula [1] and a polyvinyl acetal modified with a compound of the formula [2]: wherein R1 represents a substituted alkyl group, etc; R2 represents H, etc; wherein R3 represents a linear hydrocarbon group, etc; R4 represents a hydrogen atom, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Yoshizawa, Naotsugu Muro
  • Patent number: 8114813
    Abstract: A thermal transfer ink sheet comprising, as formed on a support, a dye layer containing a thermal transferable dye in a resin binder, wherein the dye layer contains a polyvinyl acetal modified with at least one compound of the following formula [1]: wherein one of R1 and R2 is a branched hydrocarbon group and the other is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 are groups that bond to each other to form a cyclic hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Yoshizawa, Naotsugu Muro
  • Publication number: 20120024448
    Abstract: The ink of the invention comprises a mixture of finely subdivided polyethylene powder, an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, a dispersing agent, an indicia material additive such as a dye or pigment and/or a physical property enhancing additive such as alumina, glass beads, silica, metal flakes, etc. Preferably high and very high molecular weight polyethylene is used, alone or in mixture with lower density polyethylene in amounts from 25 to 45 weight percent in the ink. The polyethylene can have a particle size from 1 nanometer to 150 microns, preferably from 0.1 to 100 microns. The printing ink can be used to prepare a transfer having a decorative layer printed onto a carrier sheet. Various printing methods can be used to prepare the transfer such as gravure printing with etched or engraved chrome-plated or copper rolls; flexography printing with a flexible printing plate; and screen printing. The preferred method is screen printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Stevenson, Robert A. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20110315989
    Abstract: A display device includes a thin film transistor substrate, a display layer, a patterned color resist layer, a patterned UV block layer and a transparent protective layer. The thin film transistor substrate has a substrate and a plurality of thin film transistors. The display layer is disposed on the thin film transistor substrate. The patterned color resist layer is disposed on the display layer. The patterned UV block layer is disposed on the patterned color resist layer. The transparent protective layer is disposed on the patterned UV block layer. The present invention also provides a laser transfer printing method for fabricating the color resist layer and the patterned UV block layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Fang-An Shu, Ted-Hong Shinn, Yao-Chou Tsai, Wen-Chung Tang
  • Publication number: 20110311739
    Abstract: A composition for a protection layer for a thermal transfer ribbon which is free of solvents and which contains an acrylate oligomer or polymer having a functionality lower than or equal to 3, a di- or triacrylate monomer and a slip agent which are UV-crosslinkable in the presence of a photoinitiator, capable of forming, after coating on a backing film and after UV crosslinking, a protection layer having a thickness lower than 1 ?m. The layer has a good adhesiveness and a low friction coefficient. The composition can particularly be used for the back (5) of a thermal transfer ribbon (1) applied on a surface of the backing film (2), the other surface of the film receiving at least one ink layer (3), while imparting flexibility and thermal and mechanical resistance to the ribbon (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: ARMOR
    Inventors: Christophe Derennes, Pierre Guichard