Microcapsule, Process, Composition, Or Product Patents (Class 430/138)
  • Patent number: 9705016
    Abstract: The invention provides an additive for preparing suede on a monocrystalline silicon chip, which comprises: polyethylene glycol, sodium benzoate, citric acid, hydrolytic polymaleic anhydride, sodium acetate and water. The invention also provides a suede preparation liquid for preparing suede on a monocrystalline silicon chip, which contains the foregoing additive for preparing suede on a monocrystalline silicon chip and an aqueous alkali in a mass ratio of 0.2-5:100, wherein the aqueous alkali is the aqueous solution of an inorganic or organic alkali. The invention also provides a method for preparing suede on a monocrystalline silicon chip, by using which suede can be prepared on the surface of a monocrystalline silicon chip with the foregoing suede preparation liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU SHICHUANG ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liming Fu, Peiliang Chen
  • Patent number: 9689742
    Abstract: Provided an ultraviolet-sensing sheet that facilitates measurement of ultraviolet irradiance over a wide area, that is suitable in ultraviolet irradiance in a range from 1 to 1,000 mJ/cm2, a method for manufacturing such an ultraviolet-sensing sheet, and a method for sensing ultraviolet. The ultraviolet-sensing sheet has a change in reflection density ?D1 of 0.2 or more over a range of cumulative illuminance 1 mJ/cm2 or more and less than 10 mJ/cm2, a change in reflection density ?D2 of 0.2 or more over a range of cumulative illuminance 10 mJ/cm2 or more and less than 100 mJ/cm2, and a change in reflection density ?D3 of 0.2 or more over a range of cumulative illuminance 100 mJ/cm2 or more and 1,000 mJ/cm2 or less, as measured at a wavelength of 365 nm when the ultraviolet-sensing sheet is irradiated with a high-pressure mercury lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Hatta
  • Patent number: 9682998
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds that are sodium channel inhibitors and to their use in the treatment of various disease states, including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In particular embodiments, the structure of the compounds is given by Formula I: wherein Q, R1, X1, X2, Y and R2 are as described herein, to methods for the preparation and use of the compounds and to pharmaceutical compositions containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Britton Kenneth Corkey, Elfatih Elzein, Michael Graupe, Juan Guerrero, Robert H. Jiang, Rao V. Kalla, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Dmitry Koltun, Xiaofen Li, Ruben Martinez, Gregory Notte, Eric Q. Parkhill, Thao Perry, Chandrasekar Venkataramani, Jeff Zablocki
  • Patent number: 9487657
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing conditioned pigments that have smaller diameter and increased color strength, masstone and travel by milling pigment with a dispersant comprising polyurethane. Further, the invention provides the conditioned pigments prepared by the method of the invention and their applications to paints, coatings, inks, plastics, optical devices, color filters and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Johnson, Gregory R. Schulz
  • Patent number: 9475889
    Abstract: The photocuring efficiency of an N-oxyazinium salt photoinitiator is increased by mixing it with an organic phosphine as a photoinitiator efficiency amplifier, and with an aryl aldehyde or alkyl aldehyde having a molecular weight of less than 1000. This mixture or photoinitiator composition can be used to cure acrylates or other photocurable compounds, particularly in an oxygen-containing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Deepak Shukla
  • Patent number: 9360785
    Abstract: Disclosed are a toner for electrostatic image development and an image formation process using the same which can achieve high varnish application property and high adhesion of a heat-fixed image to a varnish layer even when the varnish layer is formed on the fixed image formed by an image formation process of an electrophotographic system. The toner for electrostatic image development includes toner particles containing at least a binder resin, a colorant and a parting agent, and the binder resin contains a polyfunctional acrylate-modified polyester resin obtained by modification with a polyfunctional acrylate compound. In the toner for electrostatic image development, it is preferable that the toner particles have a core-shell structure, in which the surface of a core particle is coated with a shell layer, and the polyfunctional acrylate-modified polyester resin is contained in the shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hitomi Motani, Ito Koga, Tomomi Oshiba, Kishio Tamura
  • Patent number: 9028965
    Abstract: Disclosed are heat storage microcapsules encapsulating a water-soluble heat storage material stably and certainly, heat storage microcapsules with high durability which prevent phase separation of an inorganic salt hydrate latent heat storage material, heat storage microcapsules which prevent supercooling of a latent heat storage material to exhibit stable heat history and a manufacturing method thereof. The heat storage microcapsules comprise a core covered with a shell, wherein the core contains (a) at least one water-soluble latent heat storage material selected from a salt hydrate and a sugar alcohol and (b) a polymer derived from a water-soluble monomer mixture of a water-soluble monofunctional monomer and a water-soluble multifunctional monomer, and the shell is composed of a hydrophobic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Kouyama, Ken Ohmura
  • Patent number: 8993897
    Abstract: The photosensitive resin composition contains a (A) binder polymer, (B) cross-linked polymer particles, (C) thermosetting resin, (D) photo-polymerization initiator, and a (E) phosphoric flame retardant, in which a content of the (B) cross-linked polymer particles is 30 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight with respect to the 100 parts by weight of the (A) binder polymer, and an average particle diameter of the (B) cross-linked polymer particles is 1 ?m to 10 ?m. Therefore, the photosensitive resin composition (i) obtains an excellent tack-free property after being applied and dried, (ii) can be subjected to fine processing, (iii) is formed into a cured film having excellent flexibility, flame retardancy, and electrical insulation reliability, and (iv) causes a substrate to have a small warpage after being cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Sekito
  • Patent number: 8980523
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual wavelength imaging compositions, processes for forming dual wavelength imaging compositions, methods for forming images using dual wavelength imaging compositions and substrate (e.g., paper web) treated (e.g., coated) on one or both sides with dual wavelength imaging compositions. Also provided is a dual wavelength imaging particulate comprising a matrix of polymer material and containing: one or more image-forming agents; a photo-oxidizing agent which is activated at a first wavelength of light to cause the one or more image-forming agents to form one or more images; and a reducing agent which is activated at a second wavelength of light to cause termination of the formation of the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Williams, Richard D. Faber, Oleg Grinevick, John Malpert, Alexandre Mejiritski, Douglas C. Neckers
  • Patent number: 8927193
    Abstract: To provide a coloring photosensitive composition and a lithographic printing plate precursor, ensuring that coloring stability after exposure by infrared laser exposure is good and high coloring is obtained even when exposed after the elapse of time. These can be a coloring photosensitive composition containing a microgel encapsulating (A) a polymer having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or more, (B) a photoinitiator, and (C) an infrared absorbing dye, and a lithographic printing plate precursor having an image-recording layer containing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Suzuki, Toshihide Aoshima
  • Patent number: 8816211
    Abstract: The photocuring efficiency of a photoinitiator is increased by mixing it with an organic phosphite and an aldehyde. This mixture or photoinitiator composition can be used to cure acrylates or other photocurable compounds, particularly in an oxygen-containing environment, and the photocurable compositions can be used to form various articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Deepak Shukla
  • Patent number: 8802355
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes a support, and an image-recording layer, the image-recording layer contains a urethane resin having a polyalkylene oxide chain represented by the formula (1) as defined herein in a side chain, an infrared absorbing agent, a radical polymerizable compound and a radical polymerization initiator, and an unexposed area of the image-recording layer is capable of being removed with at least one of dampening water and ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Shimono, Hidekazu Oohashi
  • Patent number: 8632950
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes a cyanine dye, characterized in that the cyanine dye includes two different chromophoric groups, a chromophoric group that has its main absorption in the infrared region and another chromophoric group that has its main absorption in the visible light region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventor: Paul Callant
  • Patent number: 8628852
    Abstract: Disclosed are core-shell resin particles (C2) each comprising one or more film-like shell layers (P) comprising a resin (a) which is a polyurethane resin and a core layer (Q) comprising a resin (b). A core-shell resin particle (C2) is characterized in that the weight ratio between (P) and (Q) is from 0.1:99.9 to 70:30, the volatile content in the resin particle (C2) is not more than 2 weight %, and the content of vinyl resins in the resin (b) is not more than 30 weight %. Such resin particles have a uniform particle diameter and are excellent in electrostatic properties, thermal and storage stability and thermal characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Akutagawa, Tsuyoshi Izumi
  • Patent number: 8586279
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual wavelength imaging compositions, processes for forming dual wavelength imaging compositions, methods for forming images using dual wavelength imaging compositions and substrate (e.g., paper web) treated (e.g., coated) on one or both sides with dual wavelength imaging compositions. Also provided is a dual wavelength imaging particulate comprising a matrix of polymer material and containing: one or more image-forming agents; a photo-oxidizing agent which is activated at a first wavelength of light to cause the one or more image-forming agents to form one or more images; and a reducing agent which is activated at a second wavelength of light to cause termination of the formation of the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Williams, Richard D. Faber, Oleg Grinevich, John Malpert, Alexandre Mejiritski, Douglas C. Neckers
  • Patent number: 8586280
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual energy imaging compositions, processes for forming dual energy imaging compositions, methods for forming images using dual energy imaging compositions and substrate (e.g., paper web) treated (e.g., coated) on one or both sides with a dual energy imaging composition. Also provided is a particulate comprising a matrix of polymer material and containing one or more image-forming agents and a photo-oxidizing agent useful in making dual energy imaging compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Williams, Richard D. Faber, Oleg Grinevich, John Malpert, Alexandre Mejiritski, Douglas C. Neckers
  • Patent number: 8563213
    Abstract: Described are various methods of producing non-aqueous dispersions of photosensitive polymeric microparticles, comprising: (a) preparing one or more aqueous dispersions of a polymerizable component, at least one of which contains a photosensitive material and, wherein the polymerizable components comprise at least one hydrophilic functional group and/or at least one hydrophobic functional group; (b) subjecting the dispersion of (a) to conditions sufficient to form microparticles; (c) at least partially polymerizing the polymerizable component; (d) combining the dispersion with an organic continuous phase comprising an organic solvent; (e) removing water from the dispersion such that the final water content of the non-aqueous dispersion is less than 30 percent by weight; wherein e) is performed before or after d); and (f) reacting any acid functional groups on the surface of the microparticles with a reactive material having at least one epoxy functional group, at least one thiocarbonylthio functional group, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Bowles, Anu Chopra, Randy E. Daughenbaugh, Dennis L. Faler, M. Frank Haley, Paul H. Lamers, Yunyi Lu, Kevin J. Stewart, Cathy A. Taylor, Feng Wang, Elizabeth A. Zezinka
  • Patent number: 8563212
    Abstract: Described are non-aqueous dispersions of photosensitive polymeric microparticles, comprising: a) an organic continuous phase comprising an organic solvent; and b) photosensitive polymeric microparticles dispersed in the organic continuous phase. The microparticles comprise an at least partially polymerized component having integral surface and interior domains, wherein the surface domain comprises a polymeric material that is solubilized by the organic solvent, the interior domain comprises a polymeric material that is insoluble in the organic solvent, and the surface domain and/or interior domain is photosensitive. Also described are methods of producing such non-aqueous dispersions, curable film-forming compositions containing them, and photosensitive coated substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Bowles, Anu Chopra, James P. Colton, Dennis L. Faler, M. Frank Haley, Paul H. Lamers, Yunyi Lu, Kevin J. Stewart, Cathy A. Taylor, Feng Wang, Elizabeth A. Zezinka
  • Patent number: 8541156
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for erasing an image includes erasing an image formed using a toner containing at least a binder resin, an electron donating color developable agent, and an electron accepting color developing agent by heating for 10 seconds or less. A color difference ?E between a region where the image is erased and a paper is 5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayasu Aoki, Koji Imamiya, Katsunori Mizuta
  • Publication number: 20130216947
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical coating composition for recording an image on a recording material that forms a color image by irradiation with a laser beam. Further, the chemical coating composition includes at least one water soluble polymer whose viscosity of a 4% aqueous solution is more than 29 mPa·s at 20° C., and at least one water soluble compound which has at least one acidic group and at least one basic group, and has absorption maximum at more than 330 nm. Also disclosed is a recording material using the inventive chemical coating composition, as well as a recording method using the chemical coating composition dried onto a recording material which is then subsequently irradiated with a laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Tatsuya Susuki, Yuka Morrone, Richard Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 8504427
    Abstract: Methods of, and systems for, multi-lingual two-sided printing are provided. According to one embodiment, a method of multi-lingual two-sided printing is provided, the method comprising: initiating a transaction; identifying a first language for printing on a first side of two-sided media and a second language for printing on a second side of the two-sided media based on one or more aspects of the transaction; printing information on the first side of the two-sided media in the first language; and printing information on the second side of the two-sided media in the second language, wherein the first language is different from the second language. Variations including the printing of transaction information on a first side of two-side media and additional information on a second side of the two-sided media when an identified first language is not different from an identified second language are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Quinlan, Charles Q. Maney
  • Patent number: 8493648
    Abstract: Provided are a method of fabricating an electrophoretic ink, the electrophoretic ink formed using the method, and an electrophoretic display having the same. The method of fabricating an electrophoretic ink includes dispersing pigment particles into a dielectric fluid; adding at least one monomer and an initiator into the dielectric fluid; and forming polymeric membranes surrounding the pigment particles in the dielectric fluid. Since the pigment particle surrounded by the polymeric membrane and the dielectric fluid in which the pigment particle is dispersed can be utilized as the electrophoretic ink as they are without a follow-up cleaning process, the method of fabricating the electrophoretic ink is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Chul Am Kim, Hyeonjung Yoo, Kyung Soo Suh, Seung Youl Kang
  • Publication number: 20130183620
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical coating composition for recording an image on a recording material that forms a color image by irradiation with a laser beam. Further, the chemical coating composition comprises at least one microcapsule encapsulating a basic dye precursor, and at least one plastic dispersion. Also disclosed is a recording material using the inventive chemical coating composition, as well as a recording method using the chemical coating composition dried onto a recording material which is then subsequently irradiated with a laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Yuka Ogo, Richard Whitehouse, Kazuaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8481161
    Abstract: A printable metal nanoparticle having a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) composed of a compound containing a thiol (—SH), isocyanide (—CN), amino (—NH2), carboxylate (—COO) or phosphate group, as a linker, formed on the surface thereof, and a method for formation of a conductive pattern using the same are provided. The metal nanoparticles of an exemplary embodiment can be easily formed into a conductive film or pattern by a printing method, and the resulting film or pattern exhibits excellent conductivity which optimally may be adjusted if desired. Therefore, the resulting metal nanoparticles of can be used to advantage in the fields such as antistatic washable sticky mats, antistatic shoes, conductive polyurethane printer rollers, electromagnetic interference shielding materials, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Jin Park, Sung Woong Kim, Dong Woo Shin, Sang Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 8426102
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes: an aluminum support; an intermediate layer; and an image-recording layer, in this order, wherein at least one of the intermediate layer and the image-recording layer contains a compound having an amino group and a functional group capable of interacting with the aluminum support in a molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Suzuki, Yu Iwai, Junji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8399172
    Abstract: A negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor is disclosed that can be developed on the press without going through a development processing step, and a method of lithographic printing is also disclosed that uses this negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor. Also disclosed are a negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor that can be developed by a water-soluble resin-containing aqueous solution and a method of lithographic printing that uses this negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor. A negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor is provided that exhibits an excellent fine line reproducibility in nonimage areas even when printing is performed using ultraviolet-curing ink (UV ink). Also provided is a negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor that exhibits an excellent combination of fine line reproducibility and printing durability and that resists the production of scum during on-press development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Aoshima, Kazuo Maemoto
  • Patent number: 8309294
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor includes: an aluminum support; an intermediate layer; and an image-recording layer, in this order, wherein at least one of the intermediate layer and the image-recording layer contains a compound having an amino group and a functional group capable of interacting with the aluminum support in a molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Suzuki, Yu Iwai, Junji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8287948
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a color filter, an over-coating layer formed on the color filter, and a medium layer formed on the over-coating layer, wherein the medium layer is configured with at least two medium layers of which refractive indices are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventor: Won-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8283101
    Abstract: Single- and multi-layer positive-working imageable elements include an ink receptive outer layer that includes inorganic, non-metallic, inert discrete particles, such as nano-sized silica, aluminum oxide, or titanium dioxide particles. The presence of these particles in the outermost layer improves the abrasion and scratch resistance of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gerhard Hauck, Celin Savariar-Hauck
  • Patent number: 8221960
    Abstract: Images can be provided using a method comprising thermally imaging a negative-working imageable element to provide an imaged element with exposed regions and non-exposed regions, the exposed regions consisting essentially of coalesced core-shell particles, and developing the imaged element on-press to remove only the non-exposed regions using a lithographic printing ink, fountain solution, or both. The imageable element comprises a single thermally-sensitive imageable layer consisting essentially of an infrared radiation absorbing compound and core-shell particles that coalesce upon thermal imaging. The core of the core-shell particles is composed of a hydrophobic thermoplastic polymer, the shell of the core-shell particles is composed of a hydrophilic polymer that is covalently bonded to the core hydrophobic thermoplastic polymer, and the thermally-sensitive imageable layer comprises less than 10 weight % of free polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Domenico Balbinot, Mathias Jarek
  • Patent number: 8203125
    Abstract: A LTHC layer for use in radiation induced thermal transfer includes a modified pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Anne K. Shim, Joseph B. Carroll
  • Patent number: 8173346
    Abstract: Affinity transitions from hydrophobic to hydrophilic states, rather than ablation mechanisms, facilitate the creation of an imagewise lithographic pattern on a printing plate. In various embodiments, a lithographic printing member comprises a topmost “imaging” layer that undergoes, in response to heat, a transition from a hydrophobic and oleophilic state to a hydrophilic state (which may or may not also be oleophilic); and a substrate disposed below the imaging layer. The affinity change in the imaging layer may be due essentially to a foaming agent therein. The foaming agent decomposes upon heating, creating a gas that foams the surface of the imaging layer. The resulting spongelike texture enables the surface to retain water, i.e., renders it hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Presstek, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald P. Harwood, Jr., Eugene L. Langlais
  • Patent number: 8153344
    Abstract: Described are aqueous compositions of an effective amount of at least one photosensitive material and at least one polymerizable component that are adapted to at least partially form photosensitive microparticles or at least partially crosslinked photosensitive polymeric microparticles. The photosensitive polymeric microparticles are made of integral surface and interior domains wherein at least one of the surface and/or interior domains is photosensitive. Also described are aqueous dispersions of such microparticles, ways of producing such microparticles and photosensitive articles such as optical elements that incorporate the photosensitive polymeric microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis L. Faler, Forrest R. Blackburn, Kevin J. Stewart, Anu Chopra, James P. Colton
  • Patent number: 8142983
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor is provided that, using laser exposure, exhibits an excellent capacity for plate inspection, an excellent on-press development performance or gum development performance, and an excellent scumming behavior, while maintaining a satisfactory printing durability. There is also provided a method of lithographic printing that uses this lithographic printing plate precursor. The lithographic printing plate precursor comprises an image recording layer having (A) a nonionic polymerization initiator that contains at least two cyclic imide structures, and (B) a compound that has at least one addition-polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8101332
    Abstract: A negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor is disclosed that can be developed on the press without going through a development processing step, and a method of lithographic printing is also disclosed that uses this negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor. A negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor is provided that exhibits excellent on-press developability, nonimage area fine line reproducibility and printing durability and that resists the production of scum during on-press development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Aoshima, Yu Iwai
  • Patent number: 8097399
    Abstract: An optical moulding process is disclosed comprising the sequential steps of: (a)(y) forming a layer of a photocurable composition; and (bXz) irradiating selected areas of the composition in the layer with radiation from a radiation source, thereby curing the composition in said selected areas and repeating the steps a) and b) on top of an earlier cured layer to form a three dimensional structure, wherein the radiation source used in step b) is a non-coherent source of radiation and wherein the photocurable composition comprises at least two curable components: (i) 45%-95% (and preferably at least 50%, more preferably at least 60%, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjana Patel, Michael Rhodes, Yong Zhao
  • Patent number: 8081375
    Abstract: An electrophoretic sheet includes a substrate having one surface and the other surface, a microcapsule-containing layer comprised of a plurality of microcapsules, the microcapsule-containing layer provided on the other surface of the substrate, each of the plurality of microcapsules having a capsule body and an electrophoretic dispersion liquid contained in the capsule body, the electrophoretic dispersion liquid containing a plurality of electrophoretic particles of at least one color, and the capsule body having an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface, and at least one colored part provided on the external side of the inner circumferential surface of the capsule body of each of the plurality of microcapsules, and wherein each colored part has a color complementary to the color of the plurality of electrophoretic particles. By using the electrophoretic sheet mentioned above, it is possible to provide the increased whiteness in display of the electrophoretic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Harunobu Komatsu, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Mitsuo Kushino, Tomoyuki Kuwamoto
  • Patent number: 8071269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved compressible flexographic printing plate that uses a compressible layer comprising a polyurethane (meth)acrylate resin and microspheres. The process of the invention produces a chemically fused printing plate that eliminates the need for an adhesive to secure the compressible layer to the back of the printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Donald Long, Ryan Vest
  • Patent number: 8067145
    Abstract: A developing solution includes at least one of a compound represented by formula (I) and a compound represented by formula (II) and being at pH 2 to 10: wherein, in the formula (I) and (II), R1 to R10 each independently represent one of a hydrogen atom an alkyl group; “l” represents an integer of 1 to 3; and X1 and X2 each independently represent one of a sulfonate salt, a sulfate monoester salt, a carboxylate salt and a phosphate salt, provided that the total sum of the carbon atoms in R1 to R5 and the total sum of the carbon atoms in R6 to R10, respectively is 3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 8043787
    Abstract: Negative-working imageable elements are prepared with radiation-sensitive imageable layers that contain surface-modified silica particles such as fumed silica particles and sol-gel silica particles, that are present in an amount of from about 1 to about 40 weight %, have an average particle size of from about 1 to about 500 nm, have surface hydroxy groups, and have a carbon content of from about 0.5 to about 15 weight % that is derived from surface hydrophobic groups having 1 to 30 carbon atoms. The presence of the surface-modified silica particles provides improved abrasion resistance, reduced tackiness, and various other desired properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gerhard Hauck, Celin Savariar-Hauck, Udo Dwars, Harald Baumann, Bernd Strehmel, Christopher D. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8039193
    Abstract: Provided are methods of applying a tissue marking to a tissue and rendering said tissue marking colorless when desired, comprising implanting into the tissue an amount of the tissue marking in sufficient quantity to form a detectable marking, said tissue marking comprising at least one colored compound comprising a thermally activatable fragmentation group and at least one infrared absorbing compound, wherein the at least one colored compound is capable of being rendered colorless by unimolecular fragmentation of the thermally activatable fragmentation group when the tissue marking is non-imagewise exposed by a source of infrared radiation and applying sufficient infrared radiation to a sufficient amount of the tissue marking to render the tissue marking colorless when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Performance Indicator LLC
    Inventors: Satish Agrawal, Roger Boggs
  • Patent number: 8003288
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photoconductive member including a self-healing composite coating having a polymer matrix, a photoconductive component, a healing material encapsulated within nano- or microcapsules, and an optional catalyst, that is capable of repairing physical damage to the photoconductive member when the capsule ruptures. Also disclosed is photoconductive member including a substrate, an undercoat layer, a charge generating layer, a charge transport layer, and an optional protective overcoat layer; in which one layer of the photoconductive member further includes a healing material encapsulated within nano- or microcapsules and an optional catalyst, and that is capable or reparing physical damage to the photoconductive member when the capsule ruptures. Also disclosed is an imaging forming apparatus including same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kathy L De Jong, Nan-Xing Hu, Giuseppa Baranyi
  • Patent number: 7998652
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor comprising: a support; and at least one layer comprising an image-recording layer, the image-recording layer comprising (A) an infrared absorber, (B) a polymerization initiator, (C) a polymerizable compound, and (D) a binder polymer, wherein the image recording layer is capable of being removed with at least one of a printing ink and a fountain solution, wherein at least one of said at least one layer comprises a copolymer having (a1) a unit comprising at least one ethylenically unsaturated bond, and (a2) a unit comprising at least one functional group interacting with a surface of the support. And a lithographic printing method in which the lithographic printing plate precursor is used. The copolymer preferably has a hydrophilic segment. The copolymer preferably is contained in an undercoat layer formed between the support and the image-recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Naonori Makino, Toshifumi Inno, Sumiaki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7993807
    Abstract: A composition, method, and system for recording an image. The system includes a multiphase imaging material in which energy is absorbed by an antenna material. The absorbed energy causes the reaction of an activator and a color-forming material to form a mark. A fixer is employed to retard the fading of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, William Dorogy, Makarand Gore, Marshall Field
  • Patent number: 7947427
    Abstract: A relief image printing element with an integral imageable printing surface and a method of preparing the relief image printing element are described. The relief image printing element comprises a dimensionally stable base layer; a floor layer comprised of a cured polymer selected from the group consisting of photopolymers, and polymers with a resilience of at least 40% when cured; and at least one layer of an imageable material. Most preferably, the floor layer created by curing the layer through the top of the printing element by face exposure. The printing element may also contain a compressible layer between the base layer and the floor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Laurie A. Bryant, Jonghan Choi, Ryan Vest
  • Patent number: 7939240
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate precursor is provided and has a porous aluminum support, (1) a layer containing a water-soluble polymer resin having a hydrophilic substituent adsorbable to a surface of the porous aluminum support and a sulfonic acid, and (2) an image recording layer from which unexposed areas can be removed by supplying an oil-based ink and an aqueous component thereonto on a printing machine without being subjected to development after exposure. The layer containing the water-soluble polymer resin, which has come in contact with the oil-based ink and the aqueous component, has a sulfonic acid group left therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Endo, Sumiaki Yamasaki, Seiji Uno
  • Patent number: 7935471
    Abstract: An imaging medium comprises a substrate and an imaging composition disposed on the substrate. The imaging composition comprises a matrix, a thermochromic compound dispersed or dissolved in the matrix; and at least two photoinitiators dispersed or dissolved in the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Makarand P. Gore, Vladek Kasperchik
  • Patent number: 7910286
    Abstract: (1) A packaged body of lithographic printing plate precursors, wherein an image-recording layer or a protective layer of the outermost surface layer contains an inorganic layered compound. (2) A lithographic printing plate precursor having a protective layer containing an inorganic layered compound, and an image-recording layer containing a binder polymer. (3) A lithographic printing plate precursor having a protective layer containing an inorganic layered compound, and an image-recording layer containing an infrared absorber and an iodonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Mitsumoto, Yasuhito Oshima
  • Patent number: 7892297
    Abstract: Cyanine-type fluorescent dyes modified with an alkynyl linker arm of formula (I), suitable for the conjugation of biomolecules, such as for example nucleosides, nucleotides, oligonucleotides, nucleic acids, proteins, peptides, vitamins and hormones. A method and intermediates for the synthesis of the alkynyl cyanines of the invention are also described, as well as alkynyl cyanine-biomolecule conjugates and methods for preparing thereof. The alkynyl cyanines can be advantageously used as markers for biomolecules or as quenchers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cyanine Technologies S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Caputo
  • Patent number: 7851133
    Abstract: A lithographic printing process which comprises the steps of: imagewise scanning with a laser a presensitized lithographic plate which comprises a hydrophilic support and an image-recording layer containing a polymerization initiator, an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound having no adherence to the hydrophilic support, and an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound having adherence to the hydrophilic support and a molecular structure comprising a polyoxyalkylene group to polymerize the ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compounds within the exposed area; removing the image-recording layer within the unexposed area from the lithographic plate mounted on a cylinder of a printing press; and then printing an image with the lithographic plate mounted on the cylinder of the printing press. A presensitized lithographic plate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Naonori Makino, Toshifumi Inno