From Ethylenically Unsaturated Monomer Patents (Class 430/263)
  • Patent number: 9844925
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a film and method for engraving objects. The film includes an adhesive layer configured to allow the film to be easily repositionable on the surface of an object. For example, the film can be shifted, rotated, or moved prior to pressure being applied and before the engraving. Additionally, the photoresist layer includes microspheres comprising small pockets of air which strengthen the photoresist layer by bouncing the engraving blast away and allow the photoresist layer to advantageously be designed thinner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Randy Willis, Josh Willis
  • Patent number: 9292146
    Abstract: A photosensitive film having a provisional support and a photocurable resin layer, wherein the photocurable resin layer contains a white inorganic pigment, a monomer, a binder and a photopolymerization initiator, the photocurable resin layer has a thickness of from 1 to 40 ?m, and the photocurable resin layer has a content of the white inorganic pigment of from 30 to 50% by mass is capable of providing a white decorative layer that is good in brightness, whiteness, reticulation, adhesion, development residue and unevenness, in a high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Gotoh, Shinichi Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 8883392
    Abstract: A radiation curing composition suitable for building a three-dimensional object by a solid freeform method is disclosed. The composition includes one or more mono-functional monomers where a respective polymer has a Glass Transition Temperature higher than about 60° C., one or more di-functional oligomers where a respective polymer has a Glass Transition Temperature lower than about 40° C. and a phase separation inducing component. The phase separation may be induced during curing, resulting in a non-clear cured material having an improved impact strength and higher elongation, when compared to similar compositions without a phase separation inducing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Eduardo Napadensky, David Brusilovsky
  • Patent number: 8303832
    Abstract: A printed mask derived from a composition comprised of at least one compound including at least one alkaline-hydrolyzable group, at least one compound including at least one ethylene oxide group and at least one ultraviolet radiation blocking agent, wherein the printed mask is removable using an alkaline solution in about 30 seconds or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Francisco E. Torres, Norine E. Chang, Eric J. Shrader, C. Wayne Jaeger
  • Patent number: 8085434
    Abstract: The appearance of a color print viewed under UV illumination is predicted using a target comprising color patches each printed using a known coverage of printer colorant(s). In one case, the target is illuminated using a UV light source and an electronic image of the target is captured using a digital camera or the like. In another case, a spectrophotometer is used both with and without a UV cutoff filter to measure the target. The captured image data or the spectrophotometric measurements are used to derive a UV printer characterization model that relates any arbitrary combination of printer colorants to a predicted UV color appearance value. Metameric colorant mixture pairs for visible light and UV light viewing can be determined using the UV model together with a conventional visible light printer characterization model. A visual matching task is used to determine a correction factor for the UV printer characterization model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Yonghui Zhao
  • Patent number: 7261996
    Abstract: The present invention provides a halogen-free dry film photosensitive resin composition, which comprises (a) 10˜60 wt % of at least two kinds of acrylic resins having unsaturated carboxylic acid monomers as polymerized units; (b) 5˜20 wt % of a photosensitive resin having at least two (meth)acrylate groups; (c) 0.1˜15 wt % of a photoinitiator; and (d) 0.5˜20 wt % of a thermo-curing agent. The resin composition of the invention is suitable for use as a photoresist in the process of producing printed circuit boards. The resin composition of the invention is particularly suitable for use in the surface of printed circuit boards or semiconductor packages as a protective dry film solder mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 7226709
    Abstract: A masking film has a unique polymeric binder in the imageable layer that enables the imaged film to be readily solubilized in non-chlorinated developers when it is used to form a relief image in a radiation-sensitive element, such as a UV-sensitive flexographic printing plate precursor. The polymeric binders in the imageable layer are resins that can be dissolved or dispersed in cyclohexane at 10% solids at 23° C. within 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Kidnie, Pao Vang
  • Patent number: 7223519
    Abstract: Imaging compositions and methods of using the compositions are disclosed. The imaging compositions are sensitive to low levels of energy such that upon application of the low levels of energy the compositions change color or shade. The compositions may be applied to a work piece to mark it and removed from the work piece by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7198884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a dry film resist by forming a photocurable resin composition onto a support film with a thickness of 1 to 50 ?m and optionally laminate a protective film onto the photocurable composition layer to obtain a dry film resist; whereby the photocurable resin is formed from a homogeneous mixture comprising (a) from 20–90 wt % of an alkaline soluble binder oligomer or polymer; (b) from 5 to 60 wt % of one or more photopolymerizable monomers which are compatible with the oligomers and polymers of component (a); (c) from 0.01 to 20% by weight of one or more photoinitiators; (d) from 0 to 20% by weight of additives and/or assistants; and (e) from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Oka, Masaki Ohwa, James Philip Taylor
  • Patent number: 7144676
    Abstract: Imaging compositions and methods of using the compositions are disclosed. The imaging compositions are sensitive to low levels of energy such that upon application of the low levels of energy the compositions change color or shade. The compositions may be applied to a work piece to mark it and removed from the work piece by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7081324
    Abstract: An image transfer sheet is provided which comprises a support, a barrier layer, a dye sublimation ink layer and a polyester layer; wherein the image transfer sheet exhibits cold peel, warm peel and hot peel properties when transferred. A method for transferring an image to a receptor element using the image transfer sheet is also provided. More specifically, the invention relates to an image transfer sheet which can be applied to a receptor element, such as cotton or cotton/polyester blend fabrics or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Foto-Wear, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald S. Hare, Scott A. Williams
  • Patent number: 7067226
    Abstract: The photosensitive film for circuit formation of the present invention has: on a first film (base film), a photosensitive layer having a thickness of 0.1 to 10 ?m; or a photosensitive layer having a thickness of 0.1 to 14 ?m and containing a 2,2-bis(4-((meth)acryloxypolyalkoxy)phenyl)propane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Kubota, Takeshi Ohashi, Tatsuya Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7063930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thinner composition for removing resist used in TFT-LCD manufacturing processes, and more particularly to a thinner composition for removing resist that comprises: a) 0.1 to 5 wt % of an inorganic alkali compound; b) 0.1 to 5 wt % of an organic amine; c) 0.1 to 30 wt % of an organic solvent; d) 0.01 to 5 wt % of a surfactant comprising an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant in the weight ration of 1:5 to 1:25; and e) 60 to 99 wt % of water. The thinner composition for removing resist of the present invention has good efficiency of removing unwanted resist film constituents formed on the edge of the resist film or at the back of the substrate in TFT-LCD device and semiconductor device manufacturing processes. Also, it does not have the problem of equipment corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Bae Chai, Si-Myung Choi, Jae-Sung Ro, Jung-Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 6946232
    Abstract: An image-receiving element for use in photographic and photothermographic diffusion transfer film units of the type where the image-receiving element is designed to be removed, or “peeled-apart” from a photosensitive element following exposure and photographic processing. The present image-receiving element comprises, in sequence, a support, an image-receiving layer and a strip-coat layer which serves to facilitate separation of the image-receiving element from the photosensitive element after photographic processing. The strip-coat layer comprises an anion of poly(acrylic acid), or a salt thereof, complexed with a cationic quaternary salt. In a preferred embodiment, the strip coat layer may include an ethoxylated alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard Gomes, Gary S. LaPointe, James J. Manning
  • Patent number: 6927008
    Abstract: A photosensitive transfer material including a temporary support, a thermoplastic resin layer, an intermediate layer, and a photosensitive recording layer. The thermoplastic resin layer, the intermediate layer and the photosensitive recording layer are provided in this order on the temporary support. The thermoplastic resin layer includes a thermoplastic resin and a polyester resin, and the polyester resin is contained in the thermoplastic resin layer in an amount of at least 20% by weight and no more than 90% by weight based on a total solid content of the thermoplastic resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidenori Gotoh
  • Patent number: 6881529
    Abstract: A positive photoresist transfer material, wherein an alkali-soluble thermoplastic resin layer, an intermediate layer and a positive photoresist layer are successively applied on an adhesive surface of a temporary support, and adhesion between the positive photoresist layer and the intermediate layer is less than adhesion between other layers or surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6878500
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the removal of patterned photodefinable materials, such as photoresists and/or photoimageable dielectric materials, from substrates are provided. Such compositions and methods are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices. Methods of reworking electronic device substrates by removing patterned photodefinable material from an underlying organic film are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Marlborough,
    Inventors: Edward W. Rutter, Jr., Cuong Manh Tran, Edward C. Orr
  • Patent number: 6790568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive transfer material comprising a temporary support, a peelable layer, an alkali-soluble thermoplastic resin layer, an intermediate layer and a photosensitive resin layer that are disposed in this order, wherein the bonding strength between the peelable layer and the thermoplastic resin layer is the smallest of all the bonding strengths between neighboring layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidenori Goto
  • Patent number: 6764804
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging element comprising a pragmatic imaging sheet comprising paper having a resin coat on each side, adhesively adhered to a carrier sheet with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, comprising at least one core layer of polyester and a rough lower surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Cheryl J. Kaminsky, John M. Palmeri, William Baum, Philip J. Smith, Timothy J. Giarrusso
  • Publication number: 20040115557
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging element comprising a pragmatic imaging sheet comprising paper having a resin coat on each side, adhesively adhered to a carrier sheet with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, comprising at least one core layer of polyester and a rough lower surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Cheryl J. Kaminsky, John M. Palmeri, William Baum, Philip J. Smith, Timothy J. Giarrusso
  • Publication number: 20040106061
    Abstract: A photosensitive transfer material including a temporary support, a thermoplastic resin layer, an intermediate layer, and a photosensitive recording layer. The thermoplastic resin layer, the intermediate layer and the photosensitive recording layer are provided in this order on the temporary support. The thermoplastic resin layer includes a thermoplastic resin and a polyester resin, and the polyester resin is contained in the thermoplastic resin layer in an amount of at least 20% by weight and no more than 90% by weight based on a total solid content of the thermoplastic resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenori Gotoh
  • Patent number: 6689517
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging element comprising at least one image layer and a base wherein said base comprises an upper polymer sheet having an elastic modulus of between 500 and 6,000 MPa said upper sheet being adhered to a textile having a roughness of between 0.8 and 8.0 micrometers, and a lower polymer sheet adhered to said textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheryl J. Kaminsky, Robert P. Bourdelais, Steven J. Neerbasch, Kalpana Singh
  • Patent number: 6680156
    Abstract: A photosensitive transfer material including a temporary support having disposed thereon an alkali-soluble photosensitive resin layer containing a colorant, wherein when the temporary support is peeled from an adjacent layer provided between the temporary support and the photosensitive resin layer at a peeling rate of 1 m/min in an atmosphere of 25° C. and 30% RH, each of the temporary support and the adjacent layer has a surface potential whose absolute value is 5 kV or less after being peeled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 6670091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photosensitive transfer material comprising a temporary support and a thermoplastic resin layer, an alkali-soluble intermediate layer and an alkali-soluble photosensitive resin layer containing a pigment which layers are disposed in this order on the support, wherein the ratio (Em/Ep) of the elastic modulus Em of the intermediate layer to the elastic modulus Ep of the thermoplastic resin layer is in the range of 0.8 to 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 6653061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic label comprising a pragmatic polymer sheet, at least one layer comprising at least one image forming layer comprising photosensitive silver halide grains and dye forming coupler above said pragmatic polymer sheet, wherein said at least one image forming layer has an exposure time to obtain a usable Dmax of 1.5 of less than 0.01 seconds, wherein said at least one image forming layer is substantially free of image dye stabilizers, and wherein said polymer sheet has an L* of greater than 95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John B. Rieger, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 6623904
    Abstract: A photosensitive transfer recording material includes a temporary support having sequentially disposed thereon a thermoplastic resin layer, an alkali-soluble intermediate layer, and an alkali-soluble pigment-containing photosensitive resin layer, with the intermediate layer containing a polymer latex. The glass transition temperature of the polymer latex is 60° C. or less. Also disclosed is a process for producing a color filter including the photosensitive transfer recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Hatakeyama
  • Publication number: 20030170558
    Abstract: A photosensitive transfer material including a temporary support having disposed thereon an alkali-soluble photosensitive resin layer containing a colorant, wherein when the temporary support is peeled from an adjacent layer provided between the temporary support and the photosensitive resin layer at a peeling rate of 1 m/min in an atmosphere of 25° C. and 30% RH, each of the temporary support and the adjacent layer has a surface potential whose absolute value is 5 kV or less after being peeled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 6605406
    Abstract: A photosensitive laminate structure including a carrier layer and a photosensitive layer is described. The photosensitive layer includes a polymeric photosensitive resin composition containing at least one cross-linkable unit represented by the formula: wherein X is an organic moity and Y is selected from the following group: wherein Z is selected from at least one of lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, monoalkylammonium, dialkylammonium, and tetraalkylammonium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: The Chromaline Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Johnson, Toshifumi Komatsu, Jeremy William Peterson
  • Publication number: 20030138719
    Abstract: There are provided a thermal transfer film which can yield an image formed object possessing excellent fastness or resistance properties such as excellent abrasion resistance and lightfastness, has good sensitivity in transfer, and is free from blocking during storage in a roll form, a thermal transfer recording medium, and a method for image formation using them. The thermal transfer film comprises: a substrate; and one or a plurality of layers provided on one side of the substrate, the one or plurality of layers including at least a thermal transfer layer, the thermal transfer layer being located on the uppermost surface of the thermal transfer film, the thermal transfer layer comprising at least two polyester resins different from each other in number average molecular weigh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Prtg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Aso, Yoshihiko Tamura
  • Patent number: 6580143
    Abstract: A surface modification layer having a surface modification coefficient of 0.1 to 0.5 is formed on the surface of an organic insulating film on a substrate. A metal wiring is provided on the surface of the organic insulating film having the surface modification layer formed at the surface thereof. Thus, the bonding strength between the metal wiring and the organic insulating film is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yoshida, Makoto Tose
  • Patent number: 6573011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging label comprising in order an environmental protection layer, an image formed by means of silver halide, a base, an adhesive, and a peelable back wherein said environmental protection layer comprises a mixture of vinyl polymer and urethane polymer wherein said urethane polymer has an indentation modulus less than 0.6 GPa and wherein said environmental protection layer is less than 10 micrometers in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Tamara K. Jones, Ramasubramaniam Hanumanthu, Joseph S. Sedita
  • Patent number: 6569585
    Abstract: Improved processes and products for laser thermal imaging are described. These improved processes and products utlilize an image rigidification element and significantly reduce halftone dot movement, swath boundary cracking and banding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan V. Caspar, Harvey Walter Taylor, Jr., Gregory C. Weed, Rolf S. Gabrielsen
  • Patent number: 6566024
    Abstract: The invention relates a photographic label comprising a pragmatic polymer sheet, at least one layer comprising an image comprising dyes formed from couplers above said pragmatic polymer sheet, and a lower strippable paper carrier, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer between said lower strippable carrier and said pragmatic polymer sheet, and an environmental protection layer overlaying at least one photosensitive layer wherein said carrier has exposed edges where it has a greater surface area than the pragmatic sheet and said image further comprises fiducial marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Mridula Nair, William T. Rochford, John B. Rieger
  • Publication number: 20030087179
    Abstract: A positive photoresist transfer material, wherein an alkali-soluble thermoplastic resin layer, an intermediate layer and a positive photoresist layer are successively applied on an adhesive surface of a temporary support, and adhesion between the positive photoresist layer and the intermediate layer is less than adhesion between other layers or surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6544714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging material comprising at least one layer comprising photosensitive silver halide, at least one layer comprising nacreous pigment, and at least one layer comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Peter T. Aylward, Alphonse D. Camp
  • Patent number: 6531258
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging element comprising at least one imaging layer wherein said imaging layer comprises photosensitive silver halide layer comprising dye forming couplers, a transparent polymer pragmatic sheet below said at least one imaging layer, an adhesive layer below said pragmatic sheet, and a black carrier sheet below said adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John B. Rieger, David C. Wideman, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 6514646
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image element comprising at least one image layer, a base, a gelatin layer below said base and a pressure sensitive adhesive below said gelatin layer, wherein said base has a stiffness of less than 20 mN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Tamara K. Jones, Robert P. Bourdelais, Jehuda Greener, Justin Z. Gao
  • Patent number: 6475695
    Abstract: Disclosed is provide an intermediate image receiving sheet for a laser thermal transfer recording method, which can easily transfer an image to even a rough surface paper with high quality and stable repeatablility, and can use a variety of papers to produce and image proof which yields results similar to a print made in a production run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kuroki, Tatsuichi Maehashi
  • Patent number: 6475697
    Abstract: A photothermographic dry imaging material is disclosed. The imaging material comprises a support, a photosensitive layer containing at least an organic silver salt, photosensitive silver halide, reducing agent and a binder, and a subbing layer containing a water-soluble polymer having a hydroxy group, provided on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Arimoto, Takayuki Sasaki, Yasuo Kurachi, Eiichi Ueda, Akihisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 6436604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label comprising a silver halide imaging layer, a base and a strippable liner adhesively connected by an adhesive to said base, wherein said base has a stiffness of between 15 and 60 millinewtons and an L* is greater than 92.0, and wherein said liner has a stiffness of between 40 and 120 millinewtons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Peter T. Aylward, Robert M. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 6423466
    Abstract: A kit, comprising at least one transfer material comprising a support sheet and a transfer coating thereon, the support sheet having a front and back surface, the transfer coating positioned on the front surface of the support sheet, the transfer coating capable of melting and adhering to a receptor element having valleys or pores on the surface thereof by hand ironing, and a tack resistant and stick resistant overlying sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Foto-Wear!, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald S. Hare, Scott A. Williams
  • Patent number: 6416923
    Abstract: A thermal transfer material includes a support. A release layer is overlaid on the support. A coloring transfer layer is overlaid on the release layer, has thermoplasticity, and is colorable by being exposed and then pressurized. In a printer for use with the thermal transfer material, an image is formed by exposing the coloring transfer layer. The coloring transfer layer is placed on image receiving material after the image is formed. The thermal transfer material is heated and pressurized while the coloring transfer layer is placed on, so as to color the image and transfer the coloring transfer layer to the image receiving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 6413687
    Abstract: A transfer foil for image transfer comprising a support, a releasing layer and a component layer is disclosed. The releasing layer contains inorganic or organic fine particles and 1<(average particle diameter of the inorganic or organic fine particle in releasing layer/thickness of releasing layer)×100<400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura, Hideki Takahashi, Seiji Hidaka
  • Patent number: 6410200
    Abstract: A coated transfer sheet comprising a substrate having a first and second surface; optionally at least one barrier layer overlaying said first surface, at least one release layer overlaying said at least one barrier layer or, when the barrier layer is not present, said first surface of the substrate; and an optional image receiving layer comprising an ethylene acrylic acid co-polymer dispersion; wherein the coated transfer sheet exhibits cold peel and hot peel properties when transferred, and may be used in electrostatic printers and copiers or other devices in which toner particles are imagewise applied to a substrate. The addition of elastomeric polymers and polyurethanes help provide enhanced wash stability and chemical stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventors: Scott Williams, Heather Penk, Heather Reid
  • Publication number: 20020072007
    Abstract: Disclosed is provide an intermediate image receiving sheet for a laser thermal transfer recording method, which can easily transfer an image to even a rough surface paper with high quality and stable repeatability, and can use a variety of papers to produce an image proof which yields results similar to a print made in a production run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Takaaki Kuroki, Tatsuichi Maehashi
  • Patent number: 6403278
    Abstract: An image-receiving element for use in photographic and photothermographic dirrufsion transfer film units of the type where the image-receiving element is designed to be removed, or “peeled-apart” from a photosensitive element following exposure and photographic processing. The present image-receiving element comprises, in sequence, a support, an image-receiving layer and a strip-coat layer which serves to facilitate separation of the image-receiving element from the photosensitive element after photographic processing. The strip-coat layer comprises a cationic homopolymer or a copolymer of an acrylate with a quarternary salt functional group. The strip coat provides a glossy image after photographic processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Agota F. Fehervari, James J. Manning
  • Publication number: 20020061451
    Abstract: Disclosed is an intermediate transfer recording medium for use in a method which comprises the steps of: forming an image using the intermediate transfer recording medium on an object; and forming a protective layer on the image. In this case, fastness properties can be fully imparted to the image, the protective layer can be transferred onto the image with high accuracy in a simple manner, blocking and the like attributable to the exposure of a pressure-sensitive adhesive do not take place, and the design and the fastness properties are excellent. An image forming method using the intermediate transfer recording medium is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kita, Hitoshi Saito, Katsuyuki Oshima, Shinji Kometani, Masayasu Yamazaki, Kouzou Odamura, Takayuki Imai, Tadahiro Ishida, Etsuo Takasaki
  • Publication number: 20020058194
    Abstract: A coated transfer sheet comprising a substrate having a first and second surface; optionally at least one barrier layer overlaying said first surface, at least one release layer overlaying said at least one barrier layer or, when the barrier layer is not present, said first surface of the substrate; and an optional image receiving layer comprising an ethylene acrylic acid co-polymer dispersion; wherein the coated transfer sheet exhibits cold peel and hot peel properties when transferred, and may be used in electrostatic printers and copiers or other devices in which toner particles are imagewise applied to a substrate. The addition of elastomeric polymers and polyurethanes help provide enhanced wash stability and chemical stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: FOTO-WEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Williams, Heather Penk, Heather Reid
  • Patent number: 6358660
    Abstract: A coated transfer sheet comprising a substrate having a first and second surface; at least one thermosetting and/or UV curable polymeric barrier layer overlaying said first surface, at least one release layer overlaying said at least one barrier layer; and an optional image receiving layer; wherein the coated transfer sheet exhibits cold peel, hot peel, or warm peel properties when transferred. The sheet may be imaged in electrostatic printers and copiers or imaged with other image marking techniques such as Ink Jet, conventional printing inks, thermal wax, and all craft-type markers. The resulting image may be imagewise applied to a receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Foto-Wear, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne Hermetet Agler, Heather Reid, Scott Williams
  • Publication number: 20020015908
    Abstract: A kit, comprising at least one transfer material comprising a support sheet and a transfer coating thereon, the support sheet having a front and back surface, the transfer coating positioned on the front surface of the support sheet, the transfer coating capable of melting and adhering to a receptor element having valleys or pores on the surface thereof by hand ironing, and a tack resistant and stick resistant overlying sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Applicant: FOTO-WEAR!, INC.
    Inventors: Donald S. Hare, Scott A. Williams