Transfer Or Decalcomania Patents (Class 428/914)

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Fraud or tamper detecting (Class 428/915)
  • Patent number: 10543626
    Abstract: Articles and methods of manufacture of poly(vinyl chloride)-based substrates are described. The substrates may be utilized in various consumer, industrial, transportation, building and construction, and agricultural applications and may include reclaimed poly(vinyl chloride).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Magma Flooring LLC
    Inventors: Greggory S. Bennett, Vance Warren Zins, Todd Richard Sarnstrom, Christopher Jon Krueger, Daniel Lee Thron
  • Patent number: 10137741
    Abstract: Display assemblies as disclosed herein are configured for attachment with a vulcanized rubber article and are provided in the form of different material layers. Display assemblies generally comprise one or more display layers of elastomeric material configured to provide a desired display indicia, an intermediate layer formed from an elastomeric material different from that of the one or more display layers, and an adhesive layer wherein the intermediate layer is interposed between the adhesive layer and the one or more display layers. The one more display layers may be configured to act together or separately to provide a desired display indicia to provide a desired visual display or feature on the surface of the vulcanized rubber article, which may be a sidewall surface of a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Keith George Ferry, Jason Michael Busch
  • Patent number: 8962118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sheets. The sheets include a base layer, a resin layer formed on the base layer, and a printed layer formed on the resin layer. The resin layer includes a polylactic acid (PLA) resin. The sheets are biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gun Soo Chung, Youn Woo Nam, Si Young Lee, Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8925460
    Abstract: A method of imbedding an image in a stone substrate includes printing an image onto a first surface of the stone substrate. Optionally, a moist towel is placed over the first surface of the stone substrate and a weight is placed over the moist towel then time is provided for the inks of the image to transfer from the print image into the surface of the stone substrate, sublimating into the stone. If provided, the moist towel and the print image are then removed and the above steps are repeated until the image is imbedded into the stone substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Andrew Sims
  • Patent number: 8900700
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved by this invention is to give the transfer film a laminar structure that gives no damage to the decorative layer and is resistant to impact, a long period of use, and extensive deformation caused by repeated squeezes. The objects of this invention are to provide the transfer film in which the decorativeness is never damaged by the cracking, abrasion, or peeling during the period of use and also to provide synthetic resin molded products decorated with this transfer film. The solution to the above-described technical problem is a transfer film comprising a base film of a synthetic resin, a protective film of another synthetic resin peelably laminated to the base film, an adhering layer to be adhered to an article to be decorated, and a printed or vapor-deposited decorative layer sandwiched between the protective film and the adhering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, Yasuyuki Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 8871337
    Abstract: There is provided an intermediate transfer member for transfer ink jet recording in which formation of cracks on its surface is suppressed and that has good transferability. The intermediate transfer member for transfer ink jet recording includes a surface layer, a buffer layer, and a compression layer, wherein the surface layer, the buffer layer, and the compression layer are formed in that order from the image-forming surface side, a compression modulus (E1) of the surface layer is 300 MPa or more and 10000 MPa or less, a compression modulus (E2) of the buffer layer is 0.5 MPa or more and 30.0 MPa or less, and E1, E2, and a compression modulus (E3) of the compression layer satisfy formula (1) below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Midori Kushida, Mitsutoshi Noguchi, Yoshikazu Saito, Mamiko Kaji, Hikaru Ueda
  • Patent number: 8852719
    Abstract: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 8846182
    Abstract: A transparent conductive substrate capable of readily producing a transparent conductive substrate having a low resistance, a high transmittance and an excellent anti-moire property without using a special apparatus and can be applied to production of various extensive substrates by applying a dispersion solution of metal fine particles capable of forming a self-organized film on a support, drying the obtained coating layer and then subjecting the resulting dried material to heat treatment and/or chemical treatment particles on a support, drying the obtained coating layer and then reducing and precipitating the precursor of the metal fine particles, to previously form a transparent conductive film; and then bonding a substrate to the support to transfer the transparent conductive film onto the substrate and releasing the support from the transparent conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Toda Kogyo Corporation, Fujicopian Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kakihara, Michihisa Kyoto, Kyoichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8834974
    Abstract: The system (10) includes at least one elastomeric, vulcanizable ink (18) that defines a decorative decal image (20). The decal image (20) has perimeter edges (22) and a display area (24) extending between the perimeter edges (22). The vulcanizable ink is vulcanized upon a carrier sheet (12). A heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is applied to overlie the display area (24) of the decal image (20), and the heat-activated adhesive layer (26) is also partially activated upon the display area (24) of the decal image (20). The decorative decal image (20) having the partially activated adhesive layer (26) is then thermally transferable to a vulcanized rubber product (28) such as a side wall (30) of an automotive tire (32), after which the carrier sheet (12) is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Keith George Ferry, Jason Michael Busch
  • Patent number: 8828177
    Abstract: A method and product for reducing reflected light glare into a human's eyes from the human's cheeks while simultaneously providing a non-verbal communication to others is provided, especially for use by participants in athletic contests. Underneath the human's eyes on the cheeks at a reflective location on the cheeks at which incident direct or indirect light is likely to be reflected into a human's eyes a non-toxic, non-reflective colored and finished material in the form of a predefined clearly demarcated geometric shape is applied. Within a week after the application (typically within less than a few hours after the athletic contest is over) the non-reflective material is removed. The non-reflective material may comprise eye black, applied using a stencil, or it may comprise a temporary tattoo or decal, applied in the conventional manner. The shape preferably is a sports apparel or equipment manufacturer's or distributor's logo and/or letters, or a team name, mascot or logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. Comiskey, Barrett O. Comiskey
  • Patent number: 8822016
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-functional label slide, particularly to a label slide adapted to be marked by means of laser induction, thermal induction or ink-jet process. The label slide comprises a substrate wherein at least one area is formed as a mark area. The mark area at least comprises the following structure: a first label layer formed on at least one side of the mark area and a second label layer formed on one side of the first label layer opposite to the substrate. Therefore, the label slide of the invention can be marked by at least two marking ways mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: CMC Magnetics Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Kai Kuo, Yung-Hui Hung, Cheng-Pi Lee
  • Patent number: 8802221
    Abstract: There is provided an intermediate transfer member for transfer ink jet recording to which inks and coagulants can be satisfactorily applied and that can substantially maintain high water repellency through repetitive transfer. An intermediate transfer member for use in transfer ink jet recording, wherein an outer portion of the intermediate transfer member contains a component produced by condensing at least an organosilicon compound having the following general formula (1): X—Si(OR1)a(R2)b??(1) wherein X denotes a substituent having a vinyl group or a cyclic ether group, R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R2 denotes an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a is a natural number in the range of 1 to 3, b is an integer in the range of 0 to 2, and a+b=3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Noguchi, Midori Kushida, Yoshikazu Saito, Mamiko Kaji, Hikaru Ueda
  • Patent number: 8794149
    Abstract: A transfer film 316 which has a print pattern 340 comprising a first area 312A having an ink layer and a second area 312B having no ink layer and has no whole surface fixture layer formed thereon is prepared, an activating agent is applied onto the surface of the transfer film 316 to collect a surplus portion of the activating agent in a convex form in the second area by a repelling operation of the ink player 312I in the first area 312A and a collecting power of the activating agent 320, the convex collection portions 320C of the activating agent in the second area 312B have a concave-convex reversal made on the surface of the article 10 when the water pressure transfer is performed, and the convex collection portions of the activating agent are shrunk and protruded when the print layer is hardened whereby a three-dimensional unevenness is imparted onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Taica Corporation
    Inventor: Wataru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8789267
    Abstract: A method and fixture using magnetic field assisted self-alignment for chip packaging. Typical embodiments include a magnetic device having one or more pole groups, each pole group including two or three poles. Some embodiments provide multiple pole groups arranged in a one or two dimensional pole group array. The poles can build up a self-alignment magnetic field. The structure of fixture is simple and easy to implement. Typical embodiments can greatly reduce chip packaging cost and make packaging more efficient. In accordance with typical embodiments, a chip and a substrate can be self-aligned magnetically regardless of their shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Chengdu Kiloway Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Zezhong Peng, David C. Fong
  • Patent number: 8728594
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable white polyester film is provided which has extremely satisfactory cuttability along a perforation and has light-shielding properties. Also provided are: a label; and a process for producing the film with high productivity. The heat-shrinkable white polyester film comprises a polyester resin constituted of ethylene terephthalate as a main constituent component and containing at least 13 mol % one or more monomer ingredients capable of serving as an amorphous component among all components of the polyester resin. This film has specific heat shrinkability, specific light-shielding properties, and specific mechanical properties. The process is excellent in the productivity of the film. The label is obtained from the heat-shrinkable white polyester film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Yukinobu Mukoyama, Katsuhiko Nose
  • Patent number: 8691369
    Abstract: A layer combination with a marking is proposed, for example, for a miniaturized electrical component. The layer combination includes a first layer and a different release layer, which is applied on it, on which a pattern is formed by a released pattern-like area. The release area is formed from an inorganic, semiconducting, insulating material, where the pattern produced thereon is machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Alexander Schmajew, Hans Krueger, Alois Stelzl
  • Patent number: 8691394
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a heat-shrinkable multilayer film which, in the case of using the heat-shrinkable multilayer film as a heat-shrinkable label for a container, does not produce delamination in covering a container, is superior in heat resistance, oil resistance, tearing properties along the perforation and appearance and can prevent the reduction in strength between the layers after a printing step, and a heat-shrinkable label comprising the heat-shrinkable multilayer film as a base film. The present invention is a heat-shrinkable multilayer film which comprises: an outer surface layer comprising a polyester type resin; and an intermediate layer comprising a polystyrene type resin, said outer surface layer and said intermediate layer being laminated by interposing an adhesive layer comprising a polyester type elastomer or a modified polyester type elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignees: Gunze Limited, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Maruichi, Takanori Nozaki, Akira Morikawa, Atsushi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8668967
    Abstract: An embellishment transfer delivery system (ETDS) uses an embellishment, such as glitter, and combines it into a transfer adhesive that is combined with a carrier sheet and finally transferred to a sticky substrate, such as a double sided tape. The result is the clean, particle-free, non-tacky, dry transfer of the embellishment to cover an object with precise, complete and detailed coverage. The ETDS is a clean and fully transferrable system of holding, containing and transferring glitter or other embellishments to a double sided tape that allows for detailed coverage and no residual mess or airborne particles. The embellishment is suspended in an adhesive which is then coated onto a pressure sensitive carrier sheet to create the ETDS. The embellishment transfers from the ETDS and bonds to the application in a way that allows for a clean, detailed finished product without any of the mess, stickiness or wait time traditional delivery systems would entail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zoom Creative Products, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Michael Saul
  • Patent number: 8667896
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a screen print reflection transfer product and to reflection transfer systems produced by this method. According to said method, the reflecting color is provided with a multitude of reflecting particles, said reflecting particles protruding from the surface of the top color coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8586164
    Abstract: There is provided a nail enamel strip having a substrate layer and a nail enamel film with one or more nail enamel layers, at least one of the nail enamel layers having a cross-linked polymer. The nail enamel film is detachably adhered to the substrate layer. Further, there is provided a method for making the nail enamel strips, and a method of applying the nail enamel strip on a nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc
    Inventors: Susan M. Weber, Christian J. Lee, Maha Raouf
  • Patent number: 8535788
    Abstract: Provided is a transfer decorative sheet comprising a base film and at least a peel layer provided on one surface thereof, wherein a surface of the base film at a peel layer side is subjected to release treatment, and the other surface of the base film brought into contact with a metal die has an average surface roughness Ra of 0.08 ?m or more. A transfer decorative sheet which does not produce wrinkles on an injected molding can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: DAI Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Atake, Yoshiyuki Meiki
  • Patent number: 8517529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording medium with a lenticular lens for ink jet recording. The recording medium includes: a lenticular lens layer having a convex part surface, on which a plurality of semicylindrical or arcuate and elongated convexes are arranged in parallel, and a backside surface; and an ink absorptive layer provided on the backside surface of the lenticular lens layer. In the recording medium, an ink permeable layer for avoiding the stay of ink droplets on a recorded face after printing, or an adhesive layer for rendering the recording medium easily fixable to a wall, a mount and the like, or a temporarily applicable part is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhito Suzuki, Tomio Sonehara, Jun Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8436852
    Abstract: Image editing which is consistent with geometry of a scene depicted in the image is described. In an embodiment a graphical user interface (GUI) is provided to enable a user to simply and quickly specify four corners of a rectangular frame drawn onto a source image using the GUI. In embodiments, the four corners are used to compute parameters of a virtual camera assumed to capture the image of the drawn frame. Embodiments of an image processing system are described which use the virtual camera parameters to control editing of the source image in ways consistent with the 3D geometry of the scene depicted in that image. In some embodiments out of bounds images are formed and/or realistic-looking shadows are synthesized. In examples, users are able to edit images and the virtual camera parameters are dynamically recomputed and used to update the edited image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Criminisi, Carsten Rother, Gavin Smyth, Amit Shesh
  • Patent number: 8426000
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a container identification device including a protective top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a marking layer secured to the bottom surface of the protective top layer, wherein a mark is made on the marking layer when a corresponding impression is made on the protective top layer. The container identification device further includes an adhesive layer secured to the marking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: David Harruff
  • Patent number: 8418616
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a screen print reflection transfer product and to reflection transfer systems produced by this method. According to said method, the reflecting color is provided with a multitude of reflecting particles, said reflecting particles protruding from the surface of the top color coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8377540
    Abstract: A transfer film including a protection layer and a substrate is provided. The substrate has a first surface with a first three-dimensional pattern and a second surface. The first three-dimensional pattern has at least one protrusion portion or at least one recess portion. The protection layer is disposed on the substrate and has a third surface and a fourth surface. The third surface contacts the first surface and has a second three-dimensional pattern complementary to the first three-dimensional pattern. The second three-dimensional pattern of the third surface is formed by covering the first three-dimensional pattern of the first surface. The protection layer and the substrate are separated after transfer, so as to expose the second three-dimensional pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ju-Chen Chiu, Yin Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 8355560
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a pattern evaluation system includes an image acquisition unit, a plurality of image processing units, and a control unit which controls the plurality of image processing units. The image acquisition unit loads a series of images of a pattern to be evaluated. The images are acquired at a first speed. The plurality of image processing units process the series of images at a second speed and then output a result of the evaluation of the pattern to be evaluated. The control unit acquires the first and second speeds, estimates the number of the image processing units which allow the time for acquiring the series of images to be substantially the same as the time for processing the series of images, and allocates the estimated image processing units to the processing of the series of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tadashi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 8268416
    Abstract: A thermal transfer sheet includes a base material sheet, a thermal transfer dye layer, which is disposed on one surface of the base material sheet and which contains a dye, and a heat-resistant lubricating layer disposed on the other surface of the base material sheet, wherein the heat-resistant lubricating layer is formed from a binder, in which a specific amount of at least one of a polyvinyl acetal having a softening point of 262° C. or higher and a glass transition temperature of 106° C. or higher and cellulose acetate propionate and a specific amount of polyamide imide silicone are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Sawada
  • Patent number: 8262303
    Abstract: The pre-designed face-painting system consists of a protective mask, the pre-designed face painting, and a transparent film. The pre-designed face painting comprises a layer of ink that is mixed with an adhesive to apply the design to the face upon the application of pressure from the protective mask. The system requires removal of the transparent film, alignment of the mask, pressing the face painting onto the face, and removal of the protective mask. The face painting is easily removed after rinsing the face with soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Nicholas Burnett
  • Patent number: 8247056
    Abstract: A label assembly and method of using the same to label articles durably, yet removably. In one embodiment, the label assembly is used to label fabric articles, such as clothing, and comprises (a) an image forming laminate for forming an image on the fabric article, the image forming laminate comprising an ink layer, the ink layer being bondable to the fabric article; and (b) an image removing laminate for removing the image from the fabric article, the image removing laminate comprising a remover layer, the remover layer, upon being activated by heat and/or light, being bondable to the ink layer of the image forming laminate; (c) whereby, upon bonding of the image removing laminate to the ink layer, the bonding between the image removing laminate and the ink layer is stronger than the bonding between the ink layer and the fabric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Tsai Hseih, Kuolih Tsai, Yi-Hung Chiao, Xiao-Ming He, Li Shu, Ramin Heydarpour, Alan Morgenthau
  • Patent number: 8241734
    Abstract: This invention comprises a self-supporting, temperature-stable, indicia-bearing laminate of at least one layer of a non-oriented polyolefin film having an indicia array and a layer of a non-oriented polyolefin support film. The indicia layer laminate is formed by printing a carrier sheet with at least one layer of a printing ink comprising a mixture of particulate polyolefin, indicia material and a polyolefin-compatible resin. The polyolefin support film is printed as a layer over the indicia layer with a mixture of a polyolefin and a polyolefin-compatible resin. The printed layers are cured into non-oriented films, forming an indicia transfer. The transfer is used by removing the indicia-bearing laminate from the carrier sheet and applying the laminate to the inside surface of a rotational mold where it melts and fuses into the outer wall of a polyolefin product during the formation of the product in the rotational molding cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Stevenson, Robert A. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8241732
    Abstract: Described is a transfer film, in particular a hot embossing film, which includes a carrier film and a transfer layer portion having a structure layer, the transfer layer portion being arranged on the carrier film and being detachable from the carrier film, wherein it is provided that the carrier film has a master relief structure on its side towards the structure layer and the structure layer on its side towards the carrier film has a relief structure complementary to the master relief structure of the carrier film. There is further provided a process for the production of the transfer film and a multi-layer body formed with the structure layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, Rene Staub, Juri Attner
  • Patent number: 8196966
    Abstract: A laminate 40 for a tamper-resistant identity document, the laminate comprising: a carrier film (10, FIG. 1) having a first adhesive layer 11 on a surface thereof, the first adhesive layer 11 comprising one or more visible registration features 13; and a cover film (20, FIG. 2b) having a first surface (20a, FIG. 2b) removably bonded to the first adhesive layer 11 and a second surface (20b, FIG. 2b) having a printed security feature 41, 42, 43 and a second adhesive layer (32, FIG. 3b) thereon. The cover film may have a thickness of no greater than 12 microns. The printed security feature may be in predetermined registration with the one or more visible registration features of the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Philip John Allen, Andrew John Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8142865
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording medium with a lenticular lens for ink jet recording. The recording medium includes: a lenticular lens layer having a convex part surface, on which a plurality of semicylindrical or arcuate and elongated convexes are arranged in parallel, and a backside surface; and an ink absorptive layer provided on the backside surface of the lenticular lens layer. In the recording medium, an ink permeable layer for avoiding the stay of ink droplets on a recorded face after printing, or an adhesive layer for rendering the recording medium easily fixable to a wall, a mount and the like, or a temporarily applicable part is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhito Suzuki, Tomio Sonehara, Jun Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8105686
    Abstract: A polymeric film for labeling articles comprises an asymmetric multilayered film comprising specialized skin and core layers whose compositions address multiple needs including adhesion of a printing ink and an adhesive and die-cuttability. The polymeric film provides improved performance in the conversion to an adhesive containing label stock and adhesive label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Blackwell, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8101257
    Abstract: An abrasion-resistant transfer printing structure to transfer patterns and texts to a targeted object surface by press printing includes a hardened protecting layer and a release base layer. The hardened protection layer includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface allows a transfer printing glue to be bonded to the targeted object to cover at least an area corresponding to the patterns and texts. The release base layer is located on the second surface of the hardened protection layer by a releasable manner and can be separated from the hardened protection layer by applying a release force after the press printing process is finished. Thus the hardened protection layer is exposed to isolate the patterns and texts from in contact with the exterior. The surface of the targeted object also is abrasion resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: SiPix Chemical Inc.
    Inventors: Shun-Cheng Wang, Shih-Min Huang, Wen-Jung Chen, Chih-Yuan Liao
  • Patent number: 8088492
    Abstract: A thermal transfer image-receiving polymeric sheet capable of recording thereon thermally transferred dye or ink images in a clear and sharp form. The image-receiving layer comprises at least one water dispersible aliphatic polyether-polyurethane resin and at least one water dispersible aliphatic polyester-polyurethane resin or a silica dispersion or an anionic aqueous emulsion of wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Dieu Dai Huynh
  • Patent number: 8080305
    Abstract: A mixture used for production of decalcomania transferable products, the production and application of the transferable products by the utilization of a transfer solvent is provided. The mixture includes 1 to 40 percent by weight of a dispersant and stabilizer for organic materials, soluble in the transfer solvent (z); and at least one of: 3 to 95 percent by weight of a polymer or copolymer printable by a solvent based ink plotter (x), and 1 to 90 percent by weight of an organic raw material which is adhesive if soaked and which is soluble in the transfer solvent (w). The percentages z, x, w selected such that z+x+w?100 and at least 15% of the components are soluble in the transfer solvent. A product transferable by decalcomania; a manufacturing process for the decalcomania product; and a process for its application are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Shock Line S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Biondi, Donato Rondini
  • Patent number: 8067336
    Abstract: A cardboard cylinder for winding a heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet having a receptive layer on one surface of a support around the cardboard cylinder, wherein an innermost surface of the cardboard cylinder is composed of a layer containing a polyolefin resin having a number average molecular weight of 12,000 or more in a proportion of at least 80% by mass based on the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Yokozawa, Hiroshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 8052785
    Abstract: An indaniline dye represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 and R2 represent an unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having from 2 to 5 carbon atoms; R3 represents an unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms; provided that the total number of the carbon atoms of R1, R2 and R3 is 6 or 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fujie, Takashi Hoshimiya, Hisashi Mikoshiba, Naotsugu Muro
  • Patent number: 8047646
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including a conveyer system configured to convey a pallet having a print substrate thereon, anteroposterior moving mechanisms, fitting members disposed on the moving mechanisms, a guide bar member that extends in a lateral direction mounted on the fitting members, and a head device that is movably disposed along the guide bar member and has a plurality of inkjet nozzles. The printing apparatus is adapted to conduct printing by ejecting ink droplets from the inkjet nozzles to the print substrate on the pallet which is secured above an upper conveying passage and which is conveyed by the conveyer system while moving the head device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., Wiztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Ando, Masahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8012557
    Abstract: A label assembly and method of using the same to label articles durably, yet removably. In one embodiment, the label assembly is used to label fabric articles, such as clothing, and comprises (a) an image forming laminate for forming an image on the fabric article, the image forming laminate comprising an ink layer, the ink layer being bondable to the fabric article; and (b) an image removing laminate for removing the image from the fabric article, the image removing laminate comprising a remover layer, the remover layer, upon being activated by heat and/or light, being bondable to the ink layer of the image forming laminate; (c) whereby, upon bonding of the image removing laminate to the ink layer, the bonding between the image removing laminate and the ink layer is stronger than the bonding between the ink layer and the fabric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Tsai Hseih, Kuolih Tsai, Yi-Hung Chiao, Xiao-Ming He, Li Shu, Ramin Heydarpour, Alan Morgenthau
  • Patent number: 8003182
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a container identification device including a protective top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a marking layer secured to the bottom surface of the protective top layer, wherein a mark is made on the marking layer when a corresponding impression is made on the protective top layer. The container identification device further includes an adhesive layer secured to the marking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: David Harruff
  • Patent number: 8002930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article of manufacture having a reflective design thereon, as well as a method for manufacture thereof. The article of manufacture, such as a tire cover, comprises a substrate having a display surface, at least one adhesive material disposed on the display surface, and a first pigmented material arranged in a first design pattern and adhered to the display surface by the adhesive material, where the first pigmented material includes a plurality of glass particles operative to reflect light received from a light source. A second pigmented material, such as a reflective or non-reflective material of a different color, may be adhered to the display surface in a second design pattern. The present invention also provides a transfer pattern, and method for forming the same, that is for use in transferring a reflective design to a display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Boomerang Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Fischer, Mark Domenico
  • Patent number: 7998546
    Abstract: A wirelessly powered flexible tag configured to be in contact with a substrate is provided. The tag includes a coupling layer configured to couple the tag to the substrate. An electrical circuit disposed on the coupling layer and configured to interact wirelessly with an external stimulus. The tag further includes at least one electrode or at least one heating element in operative association with the electrical circuit, and configured to generate electrical energy or thermal energy, respectively. Upon wireless interaction with the external stimulus the tag is configured to induce an electrical response, a thermal response, or a combination of both in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Marc Brian Wisnudel, Ben Purushotam Patel, Richard Louis Frey, Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Kyle Erik Litz, Peng Jiang, Andrea Peters
  • Patent number: 7985463
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing large volumes of small antenna arrays. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of creating an antenna array pattern as a computer file, printing the created pattern onto the surface of a suitable transfer paper, placing the printed image surface in contact with the surface of a material to be etched, and transferring the printed image to the surface of the material to be etched. The transfer can be effected by any combination of chemicals, heat, and/or pressure. After transfer of the printed image, the transfer paper is removed. The step of removing the transfer paper optionally includes wetting the transfer paper in a manner that dissolves the transfer paper leaving the printed antenna pattern on the surface of the material to be etched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Randolph Stowell, Michael R. Steele, Thomas Walter Rentz
  • Patent number: 7968175
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation-curable printing medium based on a thermoplastic polymer and at least one radiation-curable monomeric compound. By means of a compound which comprises a heterocyclic ring, it is possible to achieve a favorable combination of properties comprising reactivity and flexibility of the decoration. Preferred monomeric compounds contain a 1,3-dioxolane or 1,3- or 1,4-dioxane ring, and an acrylic or methacrylic group is attached in the manner of an ester around a methylol group. The invention also provides transfers containing the printing medium and decorative preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Ferro GmbH
    Inventors: Maurizio Ragnetti, Frank Walter
  • Patent number: 7964269
    Abstract: Retroreflective sheeting articles comprising a colorless thermal mass transferred image, methods of thermal mass transfer printing substrate such as polymeric films with a colorless thermal mass transferable composition, and thermal mass transfer ribbon articles comprising a colorless thermal mass transferable composition are described. The thermal mass transfer composition comprises a homogeneous unreactive thermoplastic composition comprising at least one acrylic resin and less than 3 wt-% of components that are opaque at ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Lee, Mark W. Leverty, Scott A. Boyd, Eugene H. Carlson, Lisa Flatt Nelson
  • Patent number: 7958822
    Abstract: An application for a method of imbedding an image in a stone substrate includes printing an image onto a print image using a computer printer and placing the print image face down on the surface of the stone substrate. A moist towel is placed over the print image and a weight is placed over the moist towel then time is provided for the image to transfer from the print image to the surface of the stone substrate. The moist towel and the print image are then removed and the above steps are repeated until a quality image is imbedded in the stone substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Andrew Sims
  • Patent number: 7951451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sticky document. The document comprises an adhesive layer and at least one covering layer covering the adhesive layer, the covering layer incorporating a radiofrequency identification device, and at least a portion of the identification device being linked to the document with a force of cohesion that is weak enough to ensure that once the document has been stuck onto backing, and in the event of the document being unstuck, at least a portion of the identification device remains secured to the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Arjo Wiggins Security SAS
    Inventor: Sandrine Rancien