Having A Colorless Color-former, Developer Therefor, Or Method Of Use Patents (Class 503/200)
  • Patent number: 10999460
    Abstract: A method for printing defect detection includes processing and analyzing a difference image obtained by comparing an image scanned with a verifier to a reference image. The detected defects are grouped, and the grouping is refined. Confidence level values are then assigned to the refined groups, and analysis is performed to determine if one or more servicing actions should be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastien d'Armancourt, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, H Sprague Ackley, Glenn David Aspenns
  • Patent number: 10882290
    Abstract: Provided are a packaging sheet and a packaging container where it is unnecessary to paste a printed label and disappearance or color development due to friction or the like after thermal printing do not occur. The packaging sheet includes a heat seal layer 10 for thermally welding by heating, a heat-sensitive layer 40 including a color developing material that develops a color by heating, and a base material layer 70 that secures the strength and protects the heat-sensitive layer 40. The heat seal layer 10, the heat-sensitive layer 40, and the base material layer 70 are provided in this order from a back surface side in a thickness direction. The packaging sheet is transparent before the heat-sensitive layer 40 develops the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Osaka Sealing Printing Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ono, Takayuki Kimura, Hidenao Takeuchi, Masahiko Yoshida, Hidenobu Harima
  • Patent number: 10840221
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a substrate, a first package mounted on the substrate, second packages mounted on the substrate, a label layer provided on the substrate, and a heat transfer structure interposed between the substrate and the label layer and overlapping at least two of the second packages in a plan view of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilsoo Kim, Heeyoub Kang, Young-Rok Oh, Kitaek Lee, Hwi-Jong Yoo
  • Patent number: 10836936
    Abstract: A method of configuring tape for securement to a substrate. The tape has a face ply comprising an upper side and a lower side. The method comprises formulating a liner coating by: (a) creating a mixture comprising a non-toxic remoistenable adhesive and activated coconut carbon filtered water; and (b) adding gypsum to the mixture. The method comprises situating an adhesive on the lower side and covering the hot-melt adhesive on the lower side with the liner coating. The method includes using moisture to dispel the liner coating before the tape is applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10726746
    Abstract: A method of making a label and securing the label to a substrate. The method comprises formulating a dissolvable liner coating. The label has a face stock comprising an upper side and a lower side. The dissolvable liner coating comprises each of a remoistenable adhesive, activated coconut carbon filtered water, and gypsum. The method includes situating an adhesive on the lower side. The method comprises covering the adhesive on the lower side with the dissolvable liner coating. The method includes printing indicia on the upper side while the dissolvable liner coating is covering the adhesive. The method comprises causing the dissolvable liner coating to come into contact with water to cause the dissolvable liner coating to dispel to thereby expose the adhesive. The face stock lower side is secured to the substrate via the exposed adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10428462
    Abstract: A release product including a basic substrate and a siliconized release layer. The basic substrate has a first side and a second side. The siliconized release layer has been applied on the first side of the basic substrate. The release product includes a coating layer which has been applied directly on either the first side of the basic substrate, or the second side of the basic substrate. The coating layer includes silica particles and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY
    Inventors: Anu Närhi, Jukka Kivivasara
  • Patent number: 10328735
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive recording material has a web-shaped substrate, having a front side and a reverse side opposite the front side, a heat-sensitive recording layer disposed to the front side of the web-shaped substrate, including at least one dye precursor and at least one (color) developer reactive with this at least one dye precursor. A front-side surface of the heat-sensitive recording material is formed dehesively with respect to layers of adhesive applied to the reverse side of the web-shaped substrate. The dehesive front-side surface includes a furnish which is disposed above the heat-sensitive recording layer and comprises at least one release agent. A diffusion layer is formed between the furnish and the heat-sensitive recording layer. A method for producing a heat-sensitive recording material of this kind, and possibilities for its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Jagiello, Matthias Marx, Martin Schreer
  • Patent number: 10183518
    Abstract: An image forming medium capable of forming an image without using a printer including a plurality of first metal electrodes extending in one direction and being parallel to one another, a first oxide layer in which the first metal electrodes are embedded and which is made of an oxide of a metal constituting the first metal electrodes, a plurality of second metal electrodes extending in one direction and crossing the first electrodes in a surface direction of the first oxide layer, a second oxide layer in which the second metal electrodes are embedded and which is made of an oxide of a metal constituting the second metal electrodes, and a thermal color developing layer provided on the first metal electrodes or the second metal electrodes, in which the second metal electrodes are separated from the first metal electrodes by the second oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Usami
  • Patent number: 10118427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermal recording materials comprising (in order): a support (base) layer; one or more “undercoat” layers; a thermal layer (thermosensitive coloring layer); and one or more “protective” layers, wherein the thermal recording material contains an aminocarboxylic and/or phosphorus-based chelating agent. The thermal (thermosensitive) recording materials of the invention show enhanced plasticizer resistance and/or preprint uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Laurence Daudin, Florence Gayrard, Daiki Iwata
  • Patent number: 10076928
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interior film having a transverse hairline implemented therein and, more specifically, provides an interior film (F) having a transverse hairline implemented therein, comprising: a transparent plastic film layer (30); an UV imprinting layer (50) which has a transverse hairline implemented therein and is formed below the transparent plastic film layer (30); and a metal deposition layer (70) formed below the UV imprinting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Ho Lee, Eun Cheol Ha, Doo Yong Jung, Jae Gwang Nam
  • Patent number: 10005306
    Abstract: A thermosensitive recording body has at least a thermosensitive recording layer and a topcoat layer formed on a substrate. The substrate consists of a transparent film. At least the thermosensitive recording layer and the topcoat layer includes a diffuse reflection suppressor component that suppresses diffuse reflection of light from particles constituting the thermosensitive recording layer and the topcoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Osaka Sealing Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kimura, Masahiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9878567
    Abstract: [Problems] Provided is a thermal recording sheet in which both a thermal recording layer having developed color and a printed layer can be clearly recognized from the front surface side of the sheet. [Solution] A thermal recording sheet having a front surface and a back surface opposite the front surface includes: a substrate layer; a recording layer formed on the front surface side of the substrate layer and containing a color developing material that develops color by heating; a protective layer formed on the further front surface side of the recording layer; and a printed layer formed on the back surface side of the recording layer. In a state before the recording layer develops color, a portion containing the recording layer and the protective layer and formed on the front surface side to the printed layer is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Osaka Sealing Printing Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ono, Masahiko Yoshida, Takayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9868312
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for manufacturing patterned porous substrates with hidden color patterns by forming hydrophobic patterns on a hydrophilic surface, wherein structural channels are formed as a pattern in a porous substrate using a hydrophobic printing solution lacking colorant, and wherein a colored area is applied on the rear surface of the porous substrate. Further, the present invention concerns said patterned porous substrate and a method for bringing said pattern into a visible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT
    Inventors: Tomi Erho, Terho Kololuoma
  • Patent number: 9834022
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermal recording material which is excellent in all of the following characteristics: plasticizer resistance, image stability against moisture and heat, the resistance to background fogging under moisture and heat, and the retention of color developing ability. Provided is a thermal recording material having, on a paper support, a heat-sensitive recording layer containing a colorless or light-colored dye precursor and a developer which reacts with the dye precursor on heating and converts the dye precursor to its colored form, the paper support containing 0.25 to 1.0% by mass of a neutral rosin sizing agent relative to the pulp solid content in combination with calcium carbonate and aluminum sulfate, the developer having a phenylureido moiety in its molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Kunio Morita
  • Patent number: 9827803
    Abstract: A security paper for manufacturing value documents has a planar substrate equipped on one surface with an anti-forgery means based on a carrier foil having an optically variable security feature. The anti-forgery means and a partial substrate area surrounding the anti-forgery means is furnished with a dirt-repellent radiation-curing first lacquer substantially not influencing the perceptibility of the optically variable security feature. The layer thickness of the lacquer lying is in a range of 0.7 to 2 micrometers. The radiation-curing first lacquer is may be a UV-cross-linking lacquer which after cross-linking is high-gloss. The substrate can be furnished on its surface lying outside the anti-forgery means with a dirt-repellent second lacquer and optionally partly overlaps the first lacquer in the region of the partial substrate area surrounding the anti-forgery means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 9789721
    Abstract: A primary object of the present invention is to provide a thermosensitive recording material that achieves high recording density and excellent preservability of a recorded part, or to provide a thermosensitive recording material that achieves high recording density, and excellent heat resistant and resistance to thermal background fogging property in a high temperature environment, as well as excellent sticking resistance and resistance to dirt adhesion of head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Takano, Kazuo Yamane, Naotaka Endo, Kazuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9656498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-sensitive recording material having a high recording density, excellent plasticizer resistance in recorded portions, and excellent resistance to thermal background fogging in high-temperature environments. The heat-sensitive recording material includes a heat-sensitive recording layer containing a specific sulfonamide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamane, Naotaka Endo, Hiroyuki Kido, Kazuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9535324
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive color-developing layer of a heat-sensitive recording medium and a coating liquid for forming the heat-sensitive color-developing layer each contain a leuco dye, a color developing agent and a polyvinyl alcohol resin containing an acetoacetyl group and a sulfonic acid group or a combination of a polyvinyl alcohol resin containing an acetoacetyl group and a polyvinyl alcohol resin containing a sulfonic acid group. Therefore, the heat-sensitive recording medium and the coating liquid for forming the heat-sensitive color-developing layer are excellent in light resistance, and free from unintended color development and discoloration even when exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Saito, Mayuka Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9500858
    Abstract: Provided is an image recording system for recording an image on a thermally reversible recording medium held by a conveyed article conveyed on a predetermined conveying path in a predetermined conveying direction, including: a recording device provided on at least one side of the conveying path in a direction perpendicular to the conveying direction and configured to record an image on the thermally reversible recording medium of the conveyed article conveyed to a position facing the recording device by heating the thermally reversible recording medium. The image includes a scan image to be read by a reading device when the conveyed article is conveyed downstream in the conveying direction from the position facing the recording device. The recording device records the scan image on the thermally reversible recording medium within a former half of a recording time of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Ohi, Toshiaki Asai, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Tomomi Ishimi
  • Patent number: 9449533
    Abstract: A combined receipt and label roll comprises a core, and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, and (iii) a water-based microsphere adhesive disposed on the back side of the substrate along the web axis. The water-based microsphere adhesive comprises at least four separate adhesive patches. The at least four adhesive patches are both sized relative to each other and positioned relative to each other on the back side of the substrate such that additional tack desired can be obtained by increasing volume of the adhesive patches without having to increase coat weight of the adhesive patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Martha Patricia Wild, Abraham Van Staalduinen, Austin Daniel Anderson
  • Patent number: 9346285
    Abstract: Methods of, and apparatus for, two-sided thermal printing comprising direct and/or thermal transfer print means are provided. In one embodiment, a combined direct thermal and thermal transfer printer and related media are disclosed wherein direct thermal printing is provided for on a first media side, and thermal transfer printing is provided on a second media side. In other embodiments, various two-sided thermal transfer printers and media are disclosed wherein thermal transfer printing is provided for on first and second media sides through use of, inter alia, a one- and/or a two-sided thermal transfer ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Rawlings, Matthew A. McLaughlin, Jeffrey S. Denton, Richard D. Puckett, Yaoping A. Tan, Paul C. Blank, Michael J. VanDemark
  • Patent number: 9334039
    Abstract: A structure comprising a composite laminate having an edge; and an impact indicator which is carried by the edge and comprises a resin which fractures upon impact. The fracture provides permanent visible evidence of impact damage, for instance by cracking or by one or more pieces breaking off from the impact indicator. As well as providing such visible evidence of impact damage, the impact indicator may also provide an element of impact protection. Typically the impact indicator is formed from a resin which is more brittle and less strong than the material forming the composite laminate. For instance the material forming the composite laminate may be reinforced, and the resin forming the impact indicator may be un-reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Allan Kaye, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 9291570
    Abstract: An indicator composition can be used to detect various environmental conditions stimuli such as in sterilization or storage processes. This indicator composition has a) a first polymeric particle comprising a solid continuous polymeric phase and a first reactant, the first polymeric particle having a mode particle size equal to or less than 50 ?m; and b) a second reactant outside of the first polymeric particle, which second reactant is capable of reacting with the first reactant when exposed to a chosen environmental condition stimulus. The indicator composition can be used by exposing it to the environmental condition stimulus for a sufficient time to cause a detectable change in the indicator composition such as a detectable color change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Kevin D. Lofftus, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 9289528
    Abstract: An indicator composition can be exposed to various environmental conditions stimuli such as in sterilization or storage processes. This indicator composition has a) a first polymeric particle comprising a solid continuous polymeric phase and a first reactant, the first polymeric particle having a mode particle size equal to or less than 50 ?m; and b) a second reactant outside of the first polymeric particle, which second reactant is capable of reacting with the first reactant when exposed to a chosen environmental condition stimulus. The indicator composition can be used by exposing it to the environmental condition stimulus for a sufficient time to cause a detectable change in the indicator composition such as a detectable color change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Kevin D. Lofftus, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 9213311
    Abstract: The present invention provides a volume hologram transfer foil which has good foil cutting characteristics and is used to manufacture a volume hologram laminate by transferring a volume hologram layer to an adherend by thermocompression. The volume hologram transfer foil includes a base material, a protective layer, a volume hologram layer, and a heat seal layer, wherein the protective layer contains a hard coat component, a rupture elongation control component, and a foil cutting characteristic control component which has a thermal expansion coefficient different from those of the hard coat component and rupture elongation control component and is incompatible with the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai Tsukada, Koji Eto, Nobuko Oikawa, Minoru Azakami, Takaki Miyachi, Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 9087967
    Abstract: A light-emitting device of an embodiment of the present application comprises a substrate; a first semiconductor light-emitting structure formed on the substrate, wherein the first semiconductor light-emitting structure comprises a first semiconductor layer having a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor layer having a second conductivity type and a first active layer formed between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, wherein the first active layer is capable of emitting a first light having a first dominant wavelength; and a first thermal-sensitive layer formed on a path of the first light, wherein the first thermal-sensitive layer comprises a material characteristic which varies with a temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-I Chen, Tsung-Xian Lee, Yi-Ming Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Ching-Pei Lin, Min-Hsun Hsieh, Cheng-Nan Han, Tien-Yang Wang, Hsing-Chao Chen, Hsin-Mao Liu, Zong-Xi Chen, Tzu-Chieh Hsu, Chien-Fu Huang, Yu-Ren Peng
  • Patent number: 9023756
    Abstract: To provide a thermosensitive recording material, which contains: a support; a thermosensitive recording layer provided on one surface of the support; and a back layer provided on the other surface of the support, wherein the support has a surface formed of a resin, and wherein the back layer contains a combination of a core-shell acrylic resin and an oxazoline resin, or a reaction product thereof, or both thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Shimizu, Hideo Aihara, Daiki Iwata
  • Patent number: 8988729
    Abstract: A method and system of printing a pharmaceutical label is disclosed. The method and system includes a mechanism for receiving patient prescription information, with is entered into a prescription entry system. The vial size may be calculated based on the patient prescription information. Spacing for printing dosing indicia on a pharmaceutical label is calculated and printed on the pharmaceutical label. The pharmaceutical label may then be applied to a vial, which may include an indexing mechanism to aid tracking of doses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Medimind, LLC
    Inventor: Mark H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8980791
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal recording material that is excellent in water resistance and prevention of print head wear, less prone to discoloration in the non-printing area, and stably producible. The thermal recording material comprises a protective layer formed by applying a coating liquid for forming the protective layer, the coating liquid being prepared by mixing an acetoacetyl-modified polyvinyl alcohol and calcium glyoxylate particles with a maximum diameter less than 500 ?m and an average diameter of 125 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventor: Shinichiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8980790
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosensitive multiple recording sheet characterized in that a second base material having light transmission properties is attached to the side of a first thermosensitive recording layer of a first thermosensitive recording sheet comprising a first base material and the first thermosensitive recording layer formed on one surface of the first base material, through a temporary adhesive layer, the second base material is composed of an information disclosing portion and an information non-disclosing portion, a shielding layer is formed at the position corresponding to the information non-disclosing portion on the second base material, and an ultraviolet curable resin layer are formed as an outermost layer of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Oji Paper Co., Ltd., Oji Specialty Paper Co., Ltd., Oji Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Moronuki, Kenji Ikegami, Hiroaki Mikamo, Natsuki Terashima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8969243
    Abstract: Hybrid topcoat formulations comprising a water soluble polymer and a water dispersible polymer provide improved adhesion to underlying surfaces. Paper products coated with these formulations, such as thermal paper, achieve high stain resistance and improved adhesion of UV cured silicone release layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Nahm
  • Patent number: 8962521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a humidity indicator which contains no heavy metal and has good visibility of a color change that occurs when the humidity is increased. The humidity indicator can be produced by applying an aqueous coating comprising a leuco dye, an acidic compound which is in a solid state at ambient temperature, a deliquescent substance and an aqueous resin emulsion onto a substrate such as a resin film, a nonwoven fabric or a paper, and heating and drying the resulting product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Nakatsubo, Tatsuya Ogawa, Hitoshi Otomo, Midori Fujisaki
  • Publication number: 20150018206
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security document (30?), to a method for producing a security document (30?), and to a method for producing an individualized security document (30?). The security document (30?) has a carrier substrate (1) with a carrier layer (10) and a thermosensitive coating (11) which can be caused to change color by the action of heat, in particular by means of a thermal print head (911). The security document (30?) further has a film element (2), which is transparent at least in areas and which has at least one decorative layer (24, 25) with at least one optical security feature (51, 52), and an adhesive layer (3). The adhesive layer (3) is arranged between the film element (2) and the carrier substrate (1). The thermosensitive coating (11) is arranged between the adhesive layer (3) and the carrier layer (10). The film element (2) covers the thermosensitive coating (11) at least in areas when viewed perpendicularly to the plane spanned by the upper side of the carrier substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jurgen Scheuer
  • Publication number: 20150005161
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoreversible recording medium, containing: arranging inlets on a first base sheet to be spaced apart from each other by predetermined intervals to produce a first sheet having a product portion including the inlets and end portions at both ends of the product portion; applying an adhesive onto a second base sheet using an adhesive application unit, to produce a second sheet; passing the first sheet and the second sheet through a gap between a pair of gap rollers in the manner that the inlets and the adhesive face to each other to laminate the first sheet with the second sheet, while forming an adhesive liquid pool in an upstream of the gap; and feedback controlling an amount of the adhesive to be applied in the applying so that the adhesive liquid pool does not flow into the end portions on the first sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Koga, Takeshi Owashi
  • 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: 8896647
    Abstract: A method is described for producing a character, pattern, symbol and/or image (8) on a substrate (2) by way of pigment particles (1) which are arranged thereon and lose their color effect under the action of a laser (23), wherein different pigment particles (1) with at least three different color effects are arranged on and/or in the substrate (2). The invention is distinguished by the following method steps: (a) production of a color chart (14), in which the individual color effect of individual pigment particles (1) or individual clusters of pigment particles is contained as a function of their spatial coordinate on and/or in the substrate (2); (b) spatially resolved irradiation, which changes the color effect of only individual pigment particles (1) or individual clusters of pigment particles, by way of a laser (23) at a single frequency on the basis of the color chart (14) in order to produce a resulting color effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: U-NICA Technology AG
    Inventors: Rainer Goldau, Klaus Schafer
  • Patent number: 8877680
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a support, a reversible thermosensitive recording layer provided on the support and an antistatic layer, wherein the antistatic layer is provided on at least one of the reversible thermosensitive recording layer and a surface of the support opposite to the surface thereof on which the reversible thermosensitive recording layer is provided, wherein the antistatic layer contains spherical fillers and a curable conductive polymer, and wherein the spherical fillers satisfy the following Expression (1): 4?average particle diameter of the spherical fillers/thickness of the antistatic layer?6??Expression (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Tatewaki, Koji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8877678
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a water dispersion paper having quick water dispersion property and high strength (printability) and whose paper surface pH is 6 to 8 (neutral range), and also to provide a water dispersion coated paper designed to ensure quick water dispersion property and prevent discoloration over time. A water dispersion paper made of wood pulp and/or non-wood pulp, wherein said water dispersion paper is characterized in that purified pulp containing ?-cellulose by 88 percent by weight or more accounts for 15 to 95 percent by weight of all pulp, as well as a water dispersion coated paper having a water-soluble coating layer on said water dispersion paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munenaka Koyama, Masaki Kishimoto, Yoshiaki Ishino
  • Patent number: 8871424
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed generally to a polymeric film that comprises at least one laser imageable marking layer. The marking layer comprises a polyolefin, a photochromatic pigment, and an additive. It has been surprisingly discovered that a polyolefin film comprising a marking layer formulated with a photochromatic pigment and an additive offers a substantial advantage over prior art methods of laser imaging polyolefin films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Merical, Russell Darley, Patrick R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8871678
    Abstract: A thermosensitive recording medium having excellent image quality and surface strength is provided. The thermosensitive recording medium having excellent image quality and surface strength is obtained by containing a saturated fatty acid amide in the substrate to lower the density of the substrate. The thermosensitive recording medium of the present invention has an adequate general printability and problems such as print through are avoided. Furthermore, the thermosensitive recording medium of the present invention can assure adequate image quality and general printability even when an undercoat layer is not installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuto Ohse, Yukiko Satou, Takurou Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140231006
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive label comprising: recording paper including a recording surface; a barrier layer placed on the recording paper on an opposite side of the recording surface; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on the barrier layer; and a function layer placed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, in which the function layer is configured to be opened by heating to expose the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo TANI, Yoshinori SATO, Koichi HATAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140230998
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive label comprising: recording paper including a recording surface; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on a rear surface of the recording paper on an opposite side of the recording surface; and a function layer placed on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, wherein a surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on the function layer side has a smoother surface than the rear surface of the recording paper, and the function layer is configured to be opened by heating to expose the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo TANI, Yoshinori SATO, Koichi HATAKEYAMA
  • Patent number: 8802591
    Abstract: A label has a water dissolvable or water dispersible paper with a coating of a type which can be printed with direct thermal printing. The label is produced by passing a length of such paper with a freshly applied coating of the above type through an oven for drying before the coating has an opportunity to deteriorate the surface of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: CMC Group, Inc., Consolidated Converting, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Hill, Theodore J. Russchen
  • Patent number: 8778834
    Abstract: A multi-layer card-shaped data carrier has a marking layer containing a hidden marking, and a thermochromic cover layer arranged over the marking layer at least in the area of the hidden marking. The thermochromic cover layer is opaque below its change temperature, hides the marking, and is translucent or transparent above its change temperature, enabling viewing of the marking. The thermochromic cover layer is pervious to radiation outside the visible spectral range and the marking layer absorbs radiation energy outside the visible spectral range, so that the hidden marking can be incorporated into the marking layer through the thermochromic cover layer by laser radiation of a wavelength outside the visible spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Tobias Salzer
  • Publication number: 20140148334
    Abstract: To provide a thermosensitive recording material, which contains: a support; a thermosensitive recording layer provided on one surface of the support; and a back layer provided on the other surface of the support, wherein the support has a surface formed of a resin, and wherein the back layer contains a combination of a core-shell acrylic resin and an oxazoline resin, or a reaction product thereof, or both thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Shimizu, Hideo Aihara, Daiki Iwata
  • Publication number: 20140121099
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl alcohol polymer that provides a coating film having superior water resistance and binder performances, and has sufficient solubility in water and viscosity stability even in a neutral pH region. Further provided are an aqueous solution, a coating agent, an ink jet recording material, a thermal recording material and a base paper for a release paper that comprise the vinyl alcohol polymer, and a method for producing same, and the like. The vinyl alcohol polymer includes a monomer unit represented by the following formula (1), with the following inequality (I) being satisfied. Preferably, the following inequalities (II) and (III) are further satisfied according to the PVA: wherein, P represents the viscosity average degree of polymerization; and S represents the content (mol %) of the monomer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Taoka, Shinsuke Nii, Masato Nakamae
  • Patent number: 8673812
    Abstract: The present invention present a thermosensitive recording medium having excellent printed image quality on a thermosensitive recording surface, particularly for bar code readability, and also good record density and recording property after storage. In a thermosensitive recording medium obtained by installing on a substrate a thermosensitive recording layer containing a colorless or pale electron donating leuco dye and an electron accepting coloring agent, the water drop absorbency of the surface on which a thermosensitive recording layer is installed on said substrate is adjusted to at least 50 seconds by having at least 5 wt. % of mechanical pulp present in the substrate and controlling the sizing agent treatment of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuto Ohse, Yasuaki Matsumori, Yoshimi Midorikawa, Yukiko Satou
  • Publication number: 20140064750
    Abstract: A color-fadable developer contains a binder resin, a color generation compound and a color developing agent. When the developer is heated from a temperature range of 0° C. to 20° C. to a temperature range of 150° C. to 180° C. at a temperature increase rate range of 5° C./min to 10° C./min a first time and a second time, a first differential scanning calorimetry curve based on a measurement by differential scanning calorimetry during the first heating has an endothermic peak that is missing from a second differential scanning calorimetry curve based on a measurement differential scanning calorimetry during the second heating, and has a different peak than the endothermic peak caused by a glass transition point of a binder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Takafumi HARA, Masahiro IKUTA, Tsuyoshi ITOU, Motonari UDO, Kazuhisa TAKEDA, Takayasu AOKI
  • Publication number: 20140045684
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a water dispersion paper having quick water dispersion property and high strength (printability) and whose paper surface pH is 6 to 8 (neutral range), and also to provide a water dispersion coated paper designed to ensure quick water dispersion property and prevent discoloration over time. A water dispersion paper made of wood pulp and/or non-wood pulp, wherein said water dispersion paper is characterized in that purified pulp containing ?-cellulose by 88 percent by weight or more accounts for 15 to 95 percent by weight of all pulp, as well as a water dispersion coated paper having a water-soluble coating layer on said water dispersion paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON PAPER PAPYLIA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munenaka Koyama, Masaki Kishimoto, Yoshiaki Ishino