Imagewise Heating, Element Or Image Receiving Layers Therefor Or Imagewise Vapor And Gas Transfer Process, Element Or Image Receiving Layer Therefor Patents (Class 430/200)
  • Patent number: 9688088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal transfer film comprising: a base layer; and a light-to-heat conversion layer which is laminated on top of the base layer and includes a first layer laminated on top of the base layer and a second layer laminated on top of the first layer in the thickness direction, wherein light-to-heat conversion materials are more omnipresent in the first layer than the second layer. The present invention also relates to an organic electroluminescent device prepared using said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyo Lee, Kyoung Ku Kang, Si Kyun Park, Seong Heun Cho, Sung Han Kim, Se Hyun Park, Eun Su Lee, Jin Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 9620715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal transfer film comprising: a photothermal conversion layer; and a diffusion member formed on the upper surface of said photothermal conversion layer, wherein the diffusion member is a thermal transfer film having about 10% or more of the haze, and also relates to a method for manufacturing same, and to an organic electroluminescent device manufactured using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Heun Cho, Kyoung Ku Kang, Se Hyun Park, Si Kyun Park, Eun Gon Lee, Hyoung Tae Im, Jung Hyo Lee
  • Patent number: 9604486
    Abstract: Provided is thermally imagable media in which selected areas may be thermally activated to change color. The thermally imagable media includes a substrate having a first and second surface, the first surface supporting a thermally imagable coating, an extender coating, and a top coating such that when activated the thermally imagable coating produces a visible color. The thermally imagable media is activated in a direct thermal printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Gene A. Hofer, Steven Vandercar, David A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9583709
    Abstract: A mask for forming an organic layer pattern, the mask including a photomask having a first substrate and a reflecting layer on the first substrate; and a donor substrate on the photomask and separated therefrom, the donor substrate including a second substrate and an absorption part on the second substrate, wherein the photomask comprises a reflecting part configured to reflect light incident to the photomask and a light concentrating part configured to concentrate the light and transmit the light to the donor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Sung Bang, Jae Sik Kim, Yeon Hwa Lee, Joon Gu Lee, Ji Young Choung, Jin Baek Choi, Kyu Hwan Hwang, Young Woo Song
  • Patent number: 9543519
    Abstract: Provided are a deposition apparatus and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display (OLED) apparatus, which are capable of reducing manufacturing time and manufacturing costs of the OLED apparatus. The method includes: turning a substrate such that a deposition surface of the substrate faces upward; depositing a first deposition layer on a deposition surface of a first donor mask while the deposition surface of the first donor mask faces downward; arranging the first donor mask and the substrate such that the first donor mask is above the substrate while the first deposition layer faces downward and the deposition surface of the substrate faces upward; depositing, on the deposition surface of the substrate, a part of the first deposition layer of the deposition surface of the first donor mask; and turning the substrate such that the deposition surface of the substrate faces downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungsoon Im, Taewook Kang, Duckjung Lee
  • Patent number: 9490658
    Abstract: An apparatus including a charge storage component; and an energy harvesting component wherein the charge storage component and the energy harvesting component are integrated via a common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Di Wei, Piers Andrew, Teuvo Tapani Ryhänen
  • Patent number: 9453146
    Abstract: A cover tape having at least a base material layer, and an adhesive layer that is heat sealed by a resin carrier tape, the cover tape wherein the base material layer has an antistatic layer on a surface thereof that is on the reverse side to the adhesive layer; the antistatic layer contains at least an inorganic antistatic agent and a wax having a particle diameter of 0.2-3.0 ?m; the inorganic antistatic agent is 40%-80% by mass and the wax content is 10%-50% by mass, relative to the total components forming the antistatic layer; and the surface resistivity of the base material layer side is no more than 1013?/? in a 23° C.×30% RH atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuya Sugimoto, Hisatsugu Tokunaga, Tadaaki Hirooka
  • Patent number: 9444051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a donor substrate and a method of manufacturing a light-emitting device. The donor substrate includes a reflective layer including an opening portion, a light absorption layer covering the opening portion of the reflective layer over the reflective layer, a heat insulating layer including an opening portion in a position overlapped with the opening portion of the reflective layer over the light absorption layer, and a material layer including a light-emitting material covering the opening portion of the heat insulating layer over the heat insulating layer. A target substrate and the donor substrate are disposed to face each other, and an EL layer is formed over the target substrate by performing light irradiation from a rear surface of the donor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Aoyama, Yosuke Sato, Kohei Yokoyama, Rena Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9445017
    Abstract: There are provided a near-infrared cut filter that effectively uses near-infrared absorbing glass and a near-infrared absorbing dye and is excellent in a near-infrared shielding property, and a high-sensitivity solid-state imaging device including the same. A near-infrared cut filter includes: a near-infrared absorbing glass substrate made of CuO-containing fluorophosphate glass or CuO-containing phosphate glass; and a near-infrared absorbing layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye (A) and a transparent resin (B), on at least one principal surface of the near-infrared absorbing glass substrate, wherein an average value of a transmittance in a 400 nm to 550 nm wavelength range is 80% or more, and an average value of a transmittance in a 650 nm to 720 nm wavelength range is 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Teppei Konishi, Hiroyuki Arishima, Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroki Hotaka, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroshi Shimoda, Atsushi Komori, Aya Ikoma
  • Patent number: 9337427
    Abstract: A laser induced thermal imaging device includes a substrate stage configured to support a substrate and a donor film; a beam radiation portion configured to emit a laser beam toward the donor film to image an imaging layer of the donor film on a pixel region on the substrate; an error measurement portion configured to determine a position of the laser beam and a position of the pixel region from the donor film to measure a pattern error; and a stage moving portion configured to move the substrate stage in accordance with the pattern error to correct the pattern error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hong Jeun, Yuna Lee
  • Patent number: 9204535
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive structure body comprising: a substrate; a conductive pattern; and a darkened pattern comprising CuOx (0<x?1), and a method for manufacturing the same. The conductive structure body may prevent reflection due to a conductive pattern without affecting the conductivity of the conductive pattern, and may improve the concealment of the conductive pattern by improving the absorbance of the conductive structure body. Therefore, a display panel with improved visibility may be developed using the conductive structure body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hyong Lim, Sujin Kim, Song Ho Jang, Ki-Hwan Kim, Chung Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 9178157
    Abstract: A donor substrate having a plurality of recesses and isolation structures may be provided. The isolation structures may be defined by the recesses. A first electrode is formed on a first substrate. A pixel defining layer may be formed on the first electrode to define a plurality of pixel regions. The donor substrate may be arranged over the first substrate, and a laser induced thermal imaging process may be performed to form a plurality of light emitting layers in the pixel regions. A second electrode may be formed on the pixel defining layer and the light emitting layers. The organic light emitting layers having minute dimensions may be effectively obtained from the donor substrate. The isolation structures may be formed integrally with the substrate, and thus the donor substrate may be easily recycled after the laser induced thermal imaging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyea-Weon Shin, Sang-Soo Kim, Sang-Hun Park, Young-Mok Son, Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9176270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light-diffusing ink composition and to a light guide panel and display unit using same, wherein the light-diffusing ink composition comprises: an ink binder made of one or more selected from a group consisting of acrylic resin and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) copolymer; polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) particles for forming a crystal optical pattern; and a solvent for ink. According to the present invention, light from a light source is converted into a crystal optical pattern and outputted, thus producing aesthetic and sensuous light, and lighting with an aesthetic design can be achieved by means of the light guide panel using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KSCB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Don Jeoung, Sang-Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 9130194
    Abstract: A donor substrate includes: a support layer; a first light absorption layer disposed on the support layer; a buffer layer disposed on the first absorption layer; a second light absorption layer disposed on the buffer layer; and a transfer layer disposed on the second absorption layer, wherein the buffer layer includes a transparent oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon-Hwa Lee, Kwan-Hyun Cho, Ji-Young Choung, Joon-Gu Lee, Jin-Baek Choi, Hyun-Sung Bang, Young-Woo Song
  • Patent number: 9099664
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a photovoltaic device includes forming an adhesion layer on a substrate, forming a material layer on the adhesion layer and applying release tape to the material layer. The substrate is removed at a weakest interface between the adhesion layer and the substrate by mechanically pulling the release tape to form a transfer substrate including the adhesion layer, the material layer and the release tape. The transfer substrate is transferred to a target substrate to contact the adhesion layer to the target substrate. The transfer substrate includes a material sensitive to formation processes of the transfer substrate such that exposure to the formation processes of the transfer substrate is avoided by the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith E. Fogel, Jeehwan Kim, Devendra K. Sadana, Tze-bin Song
  • Patent number: 9061534
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed toward donor substrate, method of manufacturing donor substrate, and method of manufacturing organic light-emitting display device. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a donor substrate includes a base layer which includes an element region and an encapsulation region surrounding the element region; a transfer assist layer which is disposed on the base layer and includes a first uneven portion disposed on the encapsulation region; and a transfer layer which is disposed on the transfer assist layer. The first uneven portion is formed on a surface of the transfer assist layer which contacts the transfer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Hyun Hwang, Jin-Han Park
  • Patent number: 9063437
    Abstract: A relief printing form is prepared from a photosensitive element in an environment having controlled oxygen concentration during exposure to actinic radiation. An in situ mask is formed on a photosensitive element, the element is exposed to actinic radiation through the in-situ mask in an environment having an inert gas and a concentration of oxygen between 190,000 and 100 ppm, and the exposed element is treated to form the relief printing form having a pattern of raised surface areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Lee Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8975211
    Abstract: A security document precursor including, in order, at least: a) a transparent biaxially stretched polyethylene terephthalate foil; b) a colorless color forming layer containing at least an infrared absorber, a color forming component and a polymeric binder; and c) a polymeric support; wherein the colorless color forming layer contains at least one component forming a compound having a melting temperature of less than 20° C. upon laser marking the colorless color forming layer with an infrared laser. Methods for securing a security document using the security document precursor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Waumans, Ingrid Geuens, Paul Callant, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 8975210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web substrate comprising an activatable colorant and at least one deformed region. A first activated color region is produced in the web substrate upon exposure to a first external stimulus and a second activated color region is produced within the first activated color region upon exposure to a second external stimulus. The second activated color region coincides with the deformed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Publication number: 20150004543
    Abstract: A donor film and a thermal imaging method, the film including a base layer; a first light-to-heat conversion layer on the base layer; and a second light-to-heat conversion layer on the first light-to-heat conversion layer and to which an organic material is deposited, wherein the first light-to-heat conversion layer and the second light-to-heat conversion layer respectively absorb light of different wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung-Tag LIM, Young-Gil KWON, Sok-Won NOH
  • Patent number: 8921265
    Abstract: A security document precursor including, in order: a) at least one transparent biaxially stretched polyester foil; b) one colorless color forming layer containing at least an infrared absorber, a colorless dye-precursor and a polymeric binder; and c) a polymeric support; wherein the polymeric binder is copolymer including at least 90 wt % of a chlorinated ethylene and 1 wt % to 10 wt % of vinyl acetate both based on the total weight of the binder. Methods for making the security document precursor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Ingrid Geuens, Paul Callant, Bart Waumans
  • Patent number: 8921266
    Abstract: A method for preparing a color laser marked article comprising the steps of: a) infrared laser marking a security element including a polymeric support and a color forming layer comprising a color forming compound, an infrared dye and a polymeric binder comprising vinyl acetate and at least 85 wt % of vinyl chloride based on the total weight of the binder; and b) exposing the laser marked security element with light having a wavelength higher than 440 nm. The light exposure of step b) hinders the falsification of an issued security document without significant increase of background density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Waumans, Paul Callant
  • Patent number: 8916018
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an organic light emitting display panel is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes i) a first roll around which a film is wound to be continuously drawn, ii) a second roll arranged to face the first roll and around which the film is continuously wound, iii) a plurality of chambers disposed between the first and second rolls and through which the film passes, and in which laser induced thermal imaging (LITI) is performed on a substrate by forming a transfer layer on the film, and iv) a gate unit installed at least one of the chambers and disposed at at least one of a film inlet and a film output of the chambers that are installed, to maintain a substantially vacuum state in the chambers during passing of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Chul Lee, Jae-Seok Park, Jae-Ha Lim, Jin-Han Park, Dong-Sul Kim
  • Patent number: 8916326
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. and is the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a water-dispersible release agent and a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventor: Teh-Ming Kung
  • Patent number: 8912118
    Abstract: A method of color laser marking an article having a polymeric foil with at least one colorless layer containing an infrared absorber, a polymeric binder and a color forming compound; including the steps of:—laser marking the colorless layer with an infrared laser using a first laser operation mode to generate a blue or cyan color; and—laser marking the same colorless layer with an infrared laser using a second laser operation mode to generate a black color, wherein the first laser operation mode applies less energy to the colorless layer than the second laser operation mode. Also disclosed is an article, such as a security document, including a polymeric foil and a colorless layer containing laser marked graphical data having a blue or cyan color and laser marked information having a black color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Callant, Ingrid Geuens, Bart Waumans, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 8895221
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. as the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % of the total dry image receiving layer weight and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1 to and including 20:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Peter John Ghyzel, John Leonard Muehlbauer
  • Patent number: 8842144
    Abstract: A laser induced thermal imaging (LITI) apparatus and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device using the LITI apparatus. The method of manufacturing the OLED display device using the LITI apparatus includes arranging an acceptor substrate on a substrate stage; forming a donor film on the acceptor substrate; disposing a patterned mask above the acceptor substrate; irradiating the donor film with a laser beam generated by a laser beam generator through an opening of the mask; and transferring a pattern of the donor film onto the acceptor substrate. The LITI apparatus and the manufacturing method allow a transfer layer of a donor film to be easily transferred onto a substrate by scanning a laser beam without regard to a size of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-Yong Kim
  • 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: 8728704
    Abstract: A donor substrate includes a base substrate, a light to heat conversion layer, a buffer layer and a transfer layer. The light to heat conversion layer may be disposed on the base substrate. The buffer layer may be disposed on the light to heat conversion layer. The buffer layer may include at least one porous layer having a plurality of pores. The transfer layer may be disposed on the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Pyo, Ha-Jin Song, Byeong-Wook Yoo, Hyo-Yeon Kim, Kwan-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8728976
    Abstract: Provided is printing paper for printing a stereoscopic image, including a light-transmitting image-receiving layer (12) and a linear polarizing layer (14), wherein a linear polarizing layer is patterned in a first domain and a second domain whose directions of polarizing axes are at an angle of 90° with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Morishima
  • Patent number: 8697328
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a film-type photodegradable transfer material, comprising: a support film; a resin protection layer; a photodegradable photoresist layer; and a cover film, wherein the resin protection layer has an adhesion force of 0.05 kgf or less. When the film-type photodegradable transfer material is used to form a fine circuit pattern, such as a printed circuit board or the like, the resolution of the pattern can be increased by minimizing the distance between a mask and a photosensitive resin layer at the time of exposure, and work can be performed in the form of a sheet or a roll to roll process can be applied to the work even when the support film has been removed before an exposure process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hee Wan Moon, Byeong Il Lee
  • Patent number: 8691489
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. as the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % of the total dry image receiving layer weight and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris, Inc.
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Peter J. Ghyzel, John L. Muehlbauer
  • Patent number: 8673535
    Abstract: A thermal image receiver element dry image receiving layer has a Tg of at least 25° C. and is the outermost layer. The dry image receiving layer has a dry thickness of at least 0.5 ?m and up to and including 5 ?m. It comprises a water-dispersible release agent and a polymer binder matrix that consists essentially of: (1) a water-dispersible acrylic polymer comprising chemically reacted or chemically non-reacted hydroxyl, phospho, phosphonate, sulfo, sulfonate, carboxy, or carboxylate groups, and (2) a water-dispersible polyester that has a Tg of 30° C. or less. The water-dispersible acrylic polymer is present in an amount of at least 55 weight % and at a dry ratio to the water-dispersible polyester of at least 1:1. The thermal image receiver element can be used to prepare thermal dye images after thermal transfer from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventor: Teh-Ming Kung
  • Patent number: 8642504
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition, which comprises an aqueous solvent and forms a transparent colorless coating, which yields markings of high contrast on exposure to energy. It also provides a process for the preparation of these compositions, substrates coated with these compositions and a process for their preparation, a process for preparing marked substrates using these compositions and marked substrates obtainable by the latter process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Gill Jennings & Every LLP
    Inventors: Jonathan Campbell, William Walker, Alan Platt, John Whitworth, Karen O'Donoghue, Ann Hunt, Howard Roger Dungworth, John Mark Plonka
  • Patent number: 8637430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web substrate comprising an activatable colorant and at least one region comprising a topical additive. A first activated color region is produced in the web substrate upon exposure to a first external stimulus and a second activated color region is produced within the first activated color region upon exposure to a second external stimulus. The second activated color region coincides with the topical additive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 8637429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of marking a substrate comprising treating the substrate with a boron compound and a charrable agent, and, irradiating the areas of the substrate to be marked such that those areas change colour. Marked substrates obtainable by this method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Datalase Ltd
    Inventors: Martin Walker, Anthony Jarvis, Christopher Wyres, William Green
  • Patent number: 8597740
    Abstract: A thermal transfer method for selectively transferring a red organic light material of a transfer layer from a donor substrate to a recipient substrate to form a red organic light emitting element. The donor substrate has a reflecting layer in a planned formation region of the transfer layer and an absorbing layer in a region other than the planned formation region of the transfer layer. The transfer layer is formed on an area on the front face side of the base. The transfer layer in the region where the absorbing layer is formed is selectively removed. the donor substrate and the other substrate are placed in opposition. The transfer layer on the reflecting layer is transferred to the recipient substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8576485
    Abstract: A method of forming a polarizing material is provided including exposing a layer of dichroic material to activating light illumination to provide an ordered structure with a distinguished absorption axis and thus photo-induce polarization, and fixing the induced polarization by polymerization of the dichroic layer. Novel polarizing materials formed thereby are also provided. By selectively exposing regions of the dichroic material to differing activating radiation, different regions with different polarization axes can be created. The polarizing material can also be provided with a coating or coatings to alter the spectral responses, and a stack formed of a plurality if dichroic layers can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Markovich Kozenkov, Wing Chiu Yip, Vladimir Grigorievich Chigrinov, Hoi Sing Kwok
  • Patent number: 8481860
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition is provided. The conductive paste composition includes 20 to 70 weight % of silver nanoparticles having an average particle size of 1 nm to 250 nm based on a total weight of the conductive paste composition, and 0.01 to 2 weight % of silver-decorated carbon nanotubes based on the total weight of the conductive paste composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: LS Cable & System, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoon-Jin Kim, Chang-Mo Ko, Ho-Souk Cho
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8461075
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recording material having a laser coloring layer, wherein the laser coloring layer comprises one or more materials selected from among pigments, dyes and inorganic materials, and the laser coloring layer exhibits absorption at a wavelength within a range from 700 to 12,000 nm. The recording material of the present invention has a laser coloring layer of a desired hue, such as yellow, cyan, magenta, orange, white or black, and by conducting printing by laser irradiation, a recorded item with excellent color tone can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norifumi Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Onai, Jun Kaneda, Atsushi Katsuya, Kenshiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 8449100
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method of the invention includes at least: applying, onto a recording medium, an ink composition containing at least a pigment, a copolymer containing at least a fluorine atom, a water-soluble organic solvent, and water, thereby forming an image; drying the image by removing the water-soluble organic solvent and at least a part of the water from the recording medium; and heat-fixing the image onto the recording medium by bringing a surface of the image into contact with a heating member, and may further include other processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ohzeki
  • 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: 8440587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a web substrate comprising an activatable colorant and at least one region comprising a topical additive. The web substrate is exposed to a first external stimulus producing a first activated color region. The first activated color region is subsequently exposed to a second external stimulus producing a second activated color region within the first activated color region. The second external stimulus is induced by application of the topical additive such that the second activated color region coincides with the topical additive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 8440383
    Abstract: Thermal imaging donors are useful for thermal transfer patterning of a metal layer and optionally, a corresponding proximate portion of an additional transfer layer onto a thermal imaging receiver. The compositions are useful for dry fabrication of electronic devices. Also provided are patterned multilayer compositions comprising one or more base film(s), and one or more patterned metal layers. These include electromagnetic interference shields and touchpad sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Richard Kevin Bailey, Graciela Beatriz Blanchet, Jonathan V. Caspar, John Catron, Jr., Reid John Chesterfield, Thomas C. Felder, Feng Gao, Lynda Kaye Johnson, Roupen Leon Keusseyan, Dalen E. Keys, Irina Malajovich, Jeffrey Scott Meth, Geoffrey Nunes, Gerard O'Neil, Rinaldo Soria Schiffino, Nancy G. Tassi
  • Patent number: 8435811
    Abstract: An evaporation donor substrate which enables only a desired evaporation material to be evaporated at the time of deposition by an evaporation method, and capable of reduction in manufacturing cost by increase in use efficiency of the evaporation material and deposition with high uniformity. An evaporation donor substrate capable of controlling laser light so that a desired position of an evaporation donor substrate is irradiated with the laser light in accordance with the wavelength of the emitted laser light at the time of evaporation. Specifically, an evaporation donor substrate in which a region which reflects laser light and a region which absorbs laser light at the time of irradiation with laser light having a wavelength of greater than or equal to 400 nm and less than or equal to 600 nm at the time of evaporation are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Yokoyama, Takahiro Ibe, Takuya Tsurume, Koichiro Tanaka
  • 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: 8383193
    Abstract: There is a problem in a method for forming an EL layer by heating with light and transferring an organic material in that the organic material is not uniformly transferred. The present invention relates to a film formation method including the steps of forming a metal film over a first surface of an elastic substrate; forming an organic material layer onto a second surface of the elastic substrate which is opposite to the first surface; placing the second surface of the elastic substrate and a substrate on which a film is to be formed, with a space between the second surface of the elastic substrate and the substrate on which a film is to be formed; heating locally and rapidly the metal film from a first surface side of the elastic substrate to deform the elastic substrate by expansion of the metal film; and transferring the organic material layer from the elastic substrate onto the substrate on which a film is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8377622
    Abstract: The invention is related to thermal imageable dielectric layers and thermal transfer donors and receivers comprising dielectric layers. The thermal transfer donors are useful in making electronic devices by thermal transfer of dielectric layers having excellent resistivity, good transfer properties and good adhesion to a variety of receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gerald Donald Andrews, Richard Kevin Bailey, Graciela Beatriz Blanchet, Reid John Chesterfield, Feng Gao, Marc B. Goldfinger, Gary Delmar Jaycox, Lynda Kaye Johnson, William J. Marshall, Elizabeth Forrester McCord, Charles Nehemiah McEwen, Jeffrey Scott Meth, Geoffrey Nunes, Kenneth George Sharp
  • Patent number: 8343412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the sealing of inscriptions on plastics which have been produced by means of lasers on the plastic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sylke Klein, Tanja Lueckert (formerly Sandner)