Method Of Use, Kit, Or Combined With Marking Instrument Or Organ Patents (Class 503/201)
  • Patent number: 11565533
    Abstract: A drawing system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a storage, an operation section, and a drawing section. The storage stores a characteristic function that derives output setting values of light sources on the basis of drawing coordinates, an absorbance correlation value, and gradation values in a leuco color space. The operation section derives the output setting values by inputting, to the characteristic function, the drawing coordinates, gradation values of leuco image data described in the leuco color space, and an absorbance correlation value obtained by measuring the recording medium. The drawing section includes the light sources, and controls output of the light sources on the basis of the output setting values derived by the operation section to thereby perform drawing on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Asuka Tejima
  • Patent number: 11485147
    Abstract: A drawing method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure to be performed on a heat-sensitive recording medium including a recording layer, the recording layer containing a leuco dye and a photothermal conversion agent that absorbs infrared wavelength light, includes: performing drawing in a plurality of first regions, the plurality of first regions each extending in one direction and having gaps therebetween; and thereafter detecting recorded states of the plurality of first regions, calculating differences from the input image information, and performing drawing in a plurality of second regions at recording intensities determined on a basis of the differences, the plurality of second regions each extending in the one direction and being provided at the gaps between the plurality of first regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsunari Hoshi
  • Patent number: 11396197
    Abstract: A marking system includes a composition having at least one color precursor, a moldable substrate having a color developer, and a marking instrument for applying the composition to the moldable substrate to form at least one mark on the moldable substrate. A method of producing a colored three-dimensional molded object includes the steps of manipulating a moldable substrate having a color developer into a molded shape having an outer surface; and applying, on the outer surface of the molded shape, a first composition having at least one color precursor to a first portion of the molded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventor: Robert R. Dentith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11270103
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the technology, handwritten works (e.g., notes) produced using computer devices are encoded with digital information that is persistently bound with such works, even after conversion into analog form. In accordance with another aspect of the technology, strokes of artwork or handwriting, or glyphs of computer-rendered text, are encoded in a form that permits any alteration of such work to be detected. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 11149146
    Abstract: Provided are an irreversibly discoloring pigment for preventing overheating, a thermochromic molded article including the same, and a method of preparing the same, and more particularly, a discoloring pigment which becomes discolored when overheated, and then maintains the discoloration even after being cooled to room temperature, a thermochromic molded article including the discoloring pigment, and methods of preparing the discoloring pigment and the thermochromic molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ji Soo Kim, Youn Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 11104109
    Abstract: A reversible recording medium according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first layer that reversibly changes between an achromatic state and a transparent state, and a second layer that reversibly changes between a chromatic state and a transparent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kurihara, Yuki Oishi, Yuriko Kaino, Aya Shuto, Nobukazu Hirai, Satoko Asaoka, Isao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11097566
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermal transfer recording sheet that provides an image that is excellent in light fastness and has a satisfactory imbalance. The present invention relates to a thermal transfer recording sheet including a substrate and dye layers (a yellow dye layer, a magenta dye layer, and a cyan dye layer), in which one or more kinds of the dye layers each contain one or more kinds of specific compounds. The present invention also relates to a thermal transfer recording sheet including a substrate, dye layers, and a protective layer for protecting the surface of an image, in which the protective layer contains one or more kinds of specific compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko Katsumoto, Koromo Shirota, Tsuyoshi Santo, Taichi Shintou, Hajime Muta, Tomoyuki Noda
  • Patent number: 10963763
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique capable of suppressing power consumption when printing an image with high density in a thermal printer. the recording paper contains a reversible thermochromic recording material which is in a color-developed state in an initial state, starts color reduction at T1 or higher after the start of rising temperature, and turns into an achromatized state at T2 or higher which is higher than T1. A thermal printer includes the input unit that receives image data, the image processing unit that converts the density for each pixel of the image data into heating data based on the density and temperature characteristics of the reversible thermochromic recording material, and the print processing unit that makes the thermal head heat the recording paper for each pixel based on the heating data to form an image on the recording paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihisa Tajima
  • Patent number: 10953664
    Abstract: A print medium in which a plurality of color development layers that develop colors to obtain colored portions by being heated are formed at different positions in the thickness direction is conveyed in a first direction. A plurality of heat generation elements that heat the print medium are controlled so as to selectively cause the plurality of color development layers to develop the respective colors. Heating positions on the print medium are controlled such that, in at least one of the color development layers in the print medium, in a case where lines each including a plurality of pixels which are formed by the colored portions and arranged at a predetermined resolution in the first direction are arranged in a second direction, positions of the plurality of pixels are shifted between the lines in the first direction by a distance smaller than an interval corresponding to a resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Fujita, Takeru Sasaki, Hiroaki Ogawa, Okinori Tsuchiya, Akitoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10920081
    Abstract: A leuco dye pastel marking device for use with a substrate treated with an activator of the leuco dye, such that drawing upon the substrate will reveal a color, but drawing on a normal surface will have no visible effect. A solvent such as dimethyl adipate is used to store the leuco dye in a longer-lived, more stable, solid form, and varying hardnesses and consistencies may be achieved by the addition of 12 hydroxystearic acid and ethyl cellulose. The substrate may be treated selectively with the activator such that a texture, image, or hidden message is revealed by the application of the leuco dye pastel to the substrate. One or more substrates and one or more leuco dye pastel marking devices may be presented to a child as a coloring book with pastels that only visibly mark the coloring book and no other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nocopi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry W. Stovold, JoAnn Domanski
  • Patent number: 10717862
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin that includes residues of an aldehyde other than n-butyraldehyde are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties and lower VOC levels as compared to those formulated with comparable poly(vinyl n-butyral) resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Nandan U. Ukidwe, Glenn Lewis Shoaf
  • Patent number: 10662581
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for the partial dyeing, in particular for the colour laser engraving, of plastic components, in particular thermoplastic plastic components, more particularly thermoplastic plastic components, comprising a layer construction as well as the resulting partially dyed, preferably colour laser engraved plastic components, in particular thermoplastic plastic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Georgios Tziovaras, Ciro Piermatteo
  • Patent number: 10640652
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the particle size of ammonium octamolybdate (AOM) pigment powder are provided. A method can include heating the AOM pigment powder to a temperature above 20° C. for a given amount of time. An ink composition can be produced by formulating AOM pigment powder with increased particle size and incorporating the AOM pigment powder into an ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DATALASE LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony Jarvis, William Green, Martin Walker
  • Patent number: 10597537
    Abstract: A leuco dye pastel marking device for use with a substrate treated with an activator of the leuco dye, such that drawing upon the substrate will reveal a color, but drawing on a normal surface will have no visible effect. A solvent such as dimethyl adipate is used to store the leuco dye in a longer-lived, more stable, solid form, and varying hardnesses and consistencies may be achieved by the addition of 12 hydroxystearic acid and ethyl cellulose. The substrate may be treated selectively with the activator such that a texture, image, or hidden message is revealed by the application of the leuco dye pastel to the substrate. One or more substrates and one or more leuco dye pastel marking devices may be presented to a child as a coloring book with pastels that only visibly mark the coloring book and no other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nocopi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry W. Stovold, JoAnn Domanski
  • Patent number: 10430620
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and image branding system brand an image on a product. The system includes an image controller to determine current values for application to one or more thermoelectric devices. The image controller also determines a current range within which to select the current values based on a material composition of the product. The system also includes an image branding device including the thermoelectric devices. Each of the thermoelectric devices have a corresponding contact surface representing a single pixel. The contact surface of each of the one or more thermoelectric devices is heated based on the respective current value applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew G. Crimmins, Pasquale A. Catalano, John S. Werner, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10369803
    Abstract: A printer includes a clear ink tank, a color ink tank, a clear ink injection head, a color ink injection head, a light source, and a controller. The controller includes a matte printing controller structured or programmed to cause clear ink to be injected from the clear ink injection head and to be irradiated by the light source to form a matte clear ink layer on a recording medium; and a color printing controller structured or programmed to cause color ink to be injected from the color ink injection head to form a color ink layer on the clear ink layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinori Katsuno, Koji Takahashi, Keiko Oishi, Takeshi Yagi, Satoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10318074
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive display, comprising a transmissive panel defining the touch surface, a first set of OLED emitters forming display pixels, a second set of OLED emitters configured to emit light via an adjacent cell into the transmissive panel for propagation therein via total internal reflection, and a set of detectors configured to receive light from the second set of OLED emitters after the light has propagated inside the transmissive panel via total internal reflection. The first set and the second set of OLED emitters are arranged on the same substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Ivan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10285296
    Abstract: A display panel, a fabrication method thereof and a display device are provided. The display panel has a display region (100) and a frame region (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenjun Xiao, Xiaochuan Chen, Yue Li
  • Patent number: 10272708
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a thermosensitive recording material and a method for manufacturing the same. The thermosensitive recording material includes, on a support, a thermosensitive recording layer containing a polyvinyl alcohol and a color development component; and a protective layer containing a resin component, in this order from the support side. At least one of the thermosensitive recording layer or the protective layer further contains a styrene-isoprene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Fujita, Yasuo Enatsu, Yoshihisa Hashi
  • Patent number: 10265894
    Abstract: A transfer sheet includes, on a base sheet, at least a release layer containing particles and having a surface roughness Ra of 0.15 to 1.0 ?m, a protective layer containing an ionizing radiation-curable urethane resin and having a Martens hardness of 2.0 to 40.0 N/mm2, and the adhesive layer containing an acrylic resin, that are laminated in this order. A decorative sheet is formed by transferring the transfer sheet on a support sheet. A decorative article is a resin molded article decorated by using the transfer sheet or the decorative sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nissha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yurika Kawai, Hikaru Nishigaki, Atsumasa Matsumoto, Masato Osaki
  • Patent number: 10265995
    Abstract: A security article includes a laser markable layer and a transparent outer layer or sheet having lenticular lenses on its outer surface, both provided, in this order, on an opaque core support, characterized in that the laser markable layer has a dry layer thickness of less than 50 ?m. An improved contrast is obtained between interlaced images exposed into the security article of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Jürgen Jung, Rene Geelen, Anouschka Depla, Walther Wouters
  • Patent number: 10179864
    Abstract: A mess-free coloring system comprising a coloring medium and optionally one or more coloring utensils is disclosed. The coloring medium can include a substrate with or without decorative effects and one or more coating layers on a surface of the substrate. In various examples, the one or more coating layers include a color-triggering developer, e.g., in the form of a substantially clear resin, and an opaque pigment. Decorative effects integrated with or disposed on the substrate, while initially obscured by the one or more coating layers, can be revealed when the coating layers are mixed with at least one color precursor stored and dispensed from a coloring utensil. The opaque pigment is selected and configured such that, upon receipt of at least one color precursor by the one or more coating layers, a change in the pigment's reflective index occurs as the pigment dissolves into the clear resin developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NuCoat, Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil F. Nasser, Jodi A. Schwendimann, Earl Pickering
  • Patent number: 10174221
    Abstract: Autonomous detection of damage in a polymer coating is described by utilizing microcapsules in a polymer coating having free and/or residual amines. The microcapsules contain a color indicator, such as 2?,7?-dichlorofluorescein (DCF), bromophenol blue (BPB) or fluorescamine, which is reactive with the free and/or residual amines present in the polymer coating. For coatings without the presence of free and/or residual amines, a color indicator microcapsule can be combined with a second type of microcapsule filled with a base. When sufficient damage is inflicted to the coating, the microcapsules in and/or around an area of the damage will rupture, and the color indicator will react with the free and/or residual amines or the base to autonomically indicate the area in which the coating has been damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Nancy R. Sottos, Scott R. White, Wenle Li, Christopher C. Matthews
  • Patent number: 10160246
    Abstract: An information recording medium having a front surface and a back surface has a first color developing layer, a second color developing layer and a third color developing layer. The first color developing layer develops yellow at a temperature not less than a first threshold value. The second color developing layer is arranged at the back surface side with respect to the first color developing layer. The second color developing layer develops magenta at a temperature not less than a second threshold value that is lower than the first threshold value. The third color developing layer is arranged at the front surface side with respect to the first color developing layer. The third color develops cyan at a temperature not less than a third threshold value that is higher than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Morimoto, Takahisa Nakano, Shota Kure, Nobuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10096465
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes applying a solution of a compound containing a metal oxide to a surface of a wafer to form a liquid film of the solution on the surface of the wafer, heating the liquid film at a first temperature lower than a crosslinking temperature of the compound, and irradiating the liquid film with energy rays to form a coating film containing the metal oxide on the surface, after heating the liquid film at the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Keisuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10072167
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a fluid and a plurality of microcapsules suspended in the fluid. The fluid includes a first chemical compound that exhibits a first color characteristic in a first pH range and exhibits a second color characteristic in a second pH range, where the first color characteristic is visually distinct from the second color characteristic. A second chemical compound is contained within the microcapsules, such that rupturing at least a subset of the plurality of microcapsules releases the second chemical compound. Releasing the second chemical compound shifts a pH of the fluid from a first pH in the first pH range to a second pH in the second pH range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Kuczynski, Marvin M. Misgen, Debra A. Neuman-Horn, Joseph F. Prisco, Kevin J. Przybylski
  • Patent number: 10026341
    Abstract: Provided are a label, a top layer material formed on a printing medium, an information-bearing medium, a solid fuel and a wristband clip having the function of absorbing carbon dioxide, and carbon dioxide reduction methods using the same. Provided are labels 101, 120, 130 and 140, top layer materials formed on a printing medium 201, 246 and 266, information-bearing media 301, 330, 350 and 360, a solid fuel 401, and a wristband clip 510, to which a new carbon dioxide absorbent is added. Provided are also carbon dioxide reduction methods of absorbing carbon dioxide by burning the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromi Yamamuro, Yoshihito Fujii, Masamitsu Nagahama, Shigeru Kido, Akira Sato, Masahiko Abe
  • Patent number: 10011725
    Abstract: A paint composition includes a fluid and a coloring agent in the fluid. The fluid maintains the coloring agent in a first protonation state. The coloring agent exhibits a first color characteristic in the first protonation state. The paint composition includes microcapsules in the fluid. The paint composition also includes a chemical compound in the microcapsules. Rupture of at least a portion of the microcapsules is configured to release the chemical compound and expose the coloring agent to the chemical compound. Exposure of the coloring agent to the chemical compound changes the coloring agent from the first protonation state with the first color characteristic to a second protonation state with a second color characteristic. The second color characteristic is visually distinct from the first color characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Kuczynski, Marvin M. Misgen, Debra Neuman-Horn, Joseph F. Prisco, Kevin J. Przybylski
  • Patent number: 9972351
    Abstract: The magnetic tape device including: a magnetic tape; and a servo head, in which the servo head is a magnetic head including a tunnel magnetoresistance effect type element as a servo pattern reading element, the magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic support, the magnetic layer includes a servo pattern, and logarithmic decrement acquired by a pendulum viscoelasticity test performed regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.050.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kaneko, Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9931878
    Abstract: A colour laser markable laminate includes a colour laser markable layer including a leuco dye and an infrared absorbing compound, an optional adhesive layer, a polymeric support, an optional outerlayer, wherein the colour laser markable layer further includes an acid scavenger. The support, the optional adhesive layer, or the optional outer layer includes a UV absorbing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier, Bart Aerts, Anouschka Depla
  • Patent number: 9827800
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a light emitting unit, and a document reading unit that generates image data from an original document that is irradiated with light emitted from the light emitting unit. A decoloring unit decolors the image on a sheet using heating. A control unit controls, based on a number of sheets decolored by the decoloring unit in a processing job immediately prior to the current processing job, an intensity of the light emitted from the light emitting unit for performing a current processing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9821586
    Abstract: Infrared dyes having an infrared absorption maximum above 1130 nm with minor colouration in the visual spectrum. The infrared dyes are especially useful for producing multicolour laser marked security documents having reduced background coloration and enhanced colour gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventor: Marin Steenackers
  • Patent number: 9776445
    Abstract: A color laser markable article includes a color laser markable layer provided on a support, the laser markable layer including an infrared absorbing compound; a leuco-dye; and an acid generating compound, wherein the acid generating compound has a structure according to Formulae (I) or (II): wherein R1 and R3 independently represent an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkyl group, an optionally substituted (hetero)aryl group, an optionally substituted aralkyl group, an optionally substituted alkoxy group, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkoxy group, or an optionally substituted (hetero)aryl group; R2, R4 and R5 independently represent an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted (hetero)cyclic alkyl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group; and R1 and R2, R4 and R5, R3 and R4, and R3 and R5 may represent the necessary atoms to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Marin Steenackers, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 9695329
    Abstract: [Problems] An object of the present invention is to provide: thermochromic color-memory composition which effectively expresses a property of being capable of interchangeably memorizing and retaining colors and is thus applicable to various fields; and thermochromic memory microcapsule pigment encapsulating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE PILOT INK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ono
  • Patent number: 9682594
    Abstract: Provided are thermochromic color-memory composition and thermochromic color-memory microcapsule pigment encapsulating the same, the thermochromic color-memory composition including: (a) a component composed of an electron-donating color-developing organic compound; (b) a component composed of an electron-accepting compound; and (c) a component composed of an ester compound represented by the following Formula (1) as a reaction medium which controls color reaction between the components (a) and (b): (wherein, R represents an alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms or an aliphatic acyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms; X represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms or a halogen atom; Y represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and Z represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms or a halogen atom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: THE PILOT INK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ono
  • Patent number: 9637611
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a polymer nanocapsule and a preparing method thereof, and more particularly, a 3D covalent molecular network nanocapsule, and a preparing method thereof. According to the present invention, a nanocapsule having thermal stability and solvent resistance due to a 3D covalent molecular network structure may be easily prepared without performing an additional post-processing process such as addition of a cross-linking agent or catalyst or removal of a template or core. Since the nanocapsule formed as described above may support an organic dye, metal particles, and the like, it is expected that the nanocapsule will be variously applied to material storage and transport, drug delivery, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ji-woong Park, Ji-Yoon Jeong, Su-Young Moon
  • Patent number: 9557310
    Abstract: A color-appearing ink composition includes a surfactant blend of at least two non-ionic surfactants having hydrophilic-lipophilic balance values greater than 10, or a non-ionic surfactant having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance value greater than 10 and a charged surfactant. The composition includes one or more water-insoluble leuco dyes, a developer and a desensitizer. The composition may be applied to a substrate to form a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Lee Phillips, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Corey Thomas Cunningham, Xuedong Song
  • Patent number: 9536675
    Abstract: Provided is a polymerization liquid for electropolymerization, which uses a solvent that is mainly composed of water, which is greatly increased in the amount of a monomer contained therein, and which is capable of quickly forming a conductive polymer layer having high conductivity and heat resistance, A polymerization liquid for electropolymerization of the present invention contains: a solvent that is composed of 100-80% by mass of water and 0-20% by mass of an organic solvent; at least one monomer having a pi-conjugated double bond; at least one supporting electrolyte; and at least two nonionic surfactants. The at least two nonionic surfactants are composed of at least one acetylenol surfactant and at least one water-soluble nonionic surfactant other than the acetylenol surfactant. Due to the combination of the two nonionic surfactants, the amount of the monomer emulsified with the solvent can be greatly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Machida, Kenji Tamamitsu, Ryo Muroi
  • Patent number: 9517651
    Abstract: The subject invention more specifically discloses compounds which are particularly useful as a developer for thermal recording media. These compounds include p-(p-{3-[p-(p-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)phenol, m-(p-{3-[p-(p-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)phenol, o-(p-{3-[p-(p-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)phenol, p-(p-{3-[m-(p-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)phenol, and p-(m-{3-[o-(p-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: Performance Chemicals, Inc., Marubeni Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Q. Ruffer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9489872
    Abstract: Provided is one of labels 101, 120, 130 and 140, top layer materials formed on a printing medium 201, 246 and 266, information-bearing media 301, 330, 350 and 360, a solid fuel 401, and a wristband clip 510, having the function of absorbing carbon dioxide to which a new carbon dioxide absorbent is added. Provided are also carbon dioxide reduction methods of absorbing carbon dioxide by burning the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromi Yamamuro, Yoshihito Fujii, Masamitsu Nagahama, Shigeru Kido, Akira Sato, Masahiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9469937
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a textile sheet for clothes for radiating bioactive energy. The textile sheet for clothes according to the present invention comprises a bioactive-energy radiating layer formed by coating bioactive radiant materials of silicon oxide, magnesium, aluminum, sodium, calcium, and oxidized metal, and a thermochromic unit discolored at a predetermined temperature on a surface of the bioactive-energy radiating layer and formed on a part of the bioactive-energy radiating layer. Accordingly, the textile sheet for clothes according to the present invention is capable of reducing reactive oxygen and improving blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: VENTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kung Chan Ko, Gwang Wung Yang, Yong Hwan Rho, Eun Ho Park
  • Patent number: 9461082
    Abstract: There is provided a solid state imaging apparatus, including: an optical film layer on which a solid state image sensor is mounted; a multifunctional chip laminated at a periphery of the solid state image sensor in the optical film layer being electrically contacted with the optical film layer via a metal body; a sealing resin layer for sealing the periphery where the multifunctional chip is laminated on the optical film layer; and a concave structure for blocking a flow of the sealing resin in a liquid state when the sealing resin layer is formed at the periphery of the sealing resin layer. Also, a method of producing the solid state imaging apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Maehara
  • Patent number: 9456557
    Abstract: Self-initiated cooling of the troposphere occurs by enriching the same with at least one substance from the group of inorganic chloride and bromide compounds. The substances used to this end are characterized by at least one of the properties: gaseous, vaporous below 500° C., hygroscopic, hydrolysable. The formation of the substances used to this end is further characterized in the process in accordance with the invention by at least one of the steps: forming the substance using salt water electrolysis, forming the substance outside of combustion processes, forming the substance in the free troposphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Franz-Dietrich Meyer-Oeste
  • Patent number: 9446601
    Abstract: Drawing control methods, laser irradiating apparatuses, drawing control programs, and recording mediums having recorded therewith are provided that make it possible to efficiently carry out drawing with high quality. The drawing control method controls, by a computer, a drawing device which draws what is to be drawn onto multiple unit regions on a surface of a medium. The computer executes a drawing order determining step which determines a drawing order of a line segment included in the what is to be drawn such that multiple continuing line segments over mutually neighboring multiple unit regions are drawn continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Miyuki Oda
  • Patent number: 9404905
    Abstract: A color-appearing ink composition includes a surfactant blend of at least two non-ionic surfactants having hydrophilic-lipophilic balance values greater than 10, or a non-ionic surfactant having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance value greater than 10 and a charged surfactant. The composition includes one or more water-insoluble leuco dyes, a developer and a desensitizer. The composition may be applied to a substrate to form a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Lee Phillips, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Corey Thomas Cunningham, Xuedong Song
  • Patent number: 9375634
    Abstract: A fusible bead toy includes a particulate bead. The particulate bead is made of a transparent and water soluble resin. The particulate bead has a shape of polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: EPOCH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kei Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 9375944
    Abstract: A laser erasing apparatus includes a conveyance unit to move a reversible thermal recording medium having display information thereon at a predetermined moving speed, the reversible thermal recording medium reversibly changing a color tone thereof depending on a temperature; and a laser erasing unit configured to erase the display information by irradiating the reversible thermal recording medium with a laser beam while the reversible thermal recording medium is moving and by deflecting the laser beam at a predetermined scanning speed lower than the predetermined moving speed in a same direction as a moving direction of the reversible thermal recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9347923
    Abstract: A method including exposing a mixture of a porous metal organic framework (MOF) and a polymer to a predetermined molecular species, wherein the MOF has an open metal site for the predetermined molecular species and the polymer has a porosity for the predetermined molecular species; and detecting a color change of the MOF in the presence of the predetermined molecular species. A method including combining a porous metal organic framework (MOF) and a polymer, wherein the MOF has an open metal site for a predetermined molecular species and the polymer has a porosity for the predetermined molecular species. An article of manufacture including a mixture of a porous metal organic framework (MOF) and a polymer, wherein the MOF has an open metal site for a predetermined molecular species and the polymer has a porosity for the predetermined molecular species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Allendorf, Albert Alec Talin
  • Patent number: 9267042
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a colored substance upon exposition to energy; at least one latent activator selected from the group consisting of ammonium phosphate, ammonium polyphosphate, ammonium sulfite, ammonium thiosulfate, ammonium sulfamate and ammonium sulfate; and a second compound capable of forming a colored substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of color formers, oxygen containing transition metal compounds, and metal-chelate-type color forming systems; a coating composition comprising a char forming compound as a first compound capable of forming a colored substance upon exposition to energy, and a second compound capable of forming a colored substance upon exposition to energy selected from the group consisting of color formers and metal-chelate-type color forming systems; a process for the preparation of these compositions, substrates coated with these compositions and a process for their preparation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: DATALASE LTD.
    Inventors: Adolf Käser, Jonathan Campbell
  • Patent number: 9218147
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that processes a job includes a determination unit configured to determine whether the job is a job in which print output is not performed by a printing apparatus, and a display unit configured to perform such control that information of occurrence of a first error in the printing apparatus is not displayed, if it is determined that the job is a job in which print output is not performed by the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshinori Kawaura