Process Of Printing Permanently On Substrate, Other Than Nominal Printing, Using Print Paste Containing Discharge Material, Resist Material, Or Dye Material; Or Stencil Dyeing Patents (Class 8/445)
  • Patent number: 9403346
    Abstract: A method of producing image carrying laminated material comprises the steps of forming an image by ink jet printing on a first surface of a sheet of interlayer using solvent based ink, solvent based paint or solvent based dye system(s), interposing an interlayer comprising the sheet of interlayer between two sheets of material, and joining the two sheets of material to form the laminate by activating the interlayer. In addition, a method of producing an image carrying laminated safety glass comprising the steps of mechanically stabilizing a sheet of heat softening interlayer, forming an image on a first surface of the interlayer by ink jet printing using solvent based ink, solvent based paint or solvent based dye, removing the mechanical stabilization, interposing an interlayer comprising the sheet of heat softening interlayer between two sheets of glass and joining the two sheets of glass to form the laminated safety glass by heating the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: DIGIGLASS PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Milton Charles Reynolds, Anthony John Luke Anderson, Gerard Michael McCluskey
  • Patent number: 8968422
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying markings to an article are disclosed. One aspect comprises providing a dye pad shaped to correspond to a desired marking; applying an infusion dye to the dye pad; applying an activation solution to the infusion dye, thereby forming an infusion dye mixture; placing the dye pad in contact with a discrete area of an outer surface of the article; leaving the dye pad in contact with the outer surface of the article under room temperature and pressure, for a duration sufficient to allow the infusion dye mixture to open a polymeric structure of a material of the outer surface and to allow the infusion dye to penetrate the outer surface and form the desired marking within a substrate of the article; and removing the dye pad from the outer surface. An infusion dyeing kit and method for supplying a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley C. Tutmark
  • Patent number: 8870357
    Abstract: The present invention provides a marking ink for a covered electrical conductor utilized for a wire harness of a motor vehicle. The marking ink is printed on the covered conductor formed with polyolefin such as polyethylene and provides a high adherence (coloring), high wear resistance, high productivity, fast drying, and moderate spreading. The marking ink for the covered electrical conductor contains an acrylate resin with molecular weight of 10,500-93,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kamata, Shigeharu Suzuki, Keigo Sugimura, Kiyoshi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20140259456
    Abstract: Woven, unfinished textiles or yarns may be made softer and more brightly-colored by a method which comprises treating a yarn to weave fabric by sizing the yarn to weave fabric; desizing the sized fabric; bleaching the desized fabric; reducing the number of electrolytes on the bleached fabric; pre-softening the fabric having fewer electrolytes; fabric printing the pre-softened fabric; and finishing the fabric printed fabric. A fabric printed textile comprising a self cross-linked low glass transition temperature acrylic binder film on fibers of a fabric printed textile, where the fibers are impregnated with a polysiloxane polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WestPoint Home LLC
    Inventors: Billy Harris, Imran Ahmad Cheema, Akram Shahzad, Gul Ahmad
  • Patent number: 8784508
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a method of inkjet printing on fabric, comprising the steps of pretreatment, printing with a white underprint of substantially the same shape as the colored image and printing an image on the fabric. The preferred digitally printed inks are pigmented inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Scott W. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8709103
    Abstract: A sublimation transfer ink to be discharged by an ink jet process contains water, a sublimation dye, and a trehalose-based compound. The amount of the trehalose-based compound in the sublimation transfer ink is preferably in the range of 3% by mass to 20% by mass, both inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Oguchi
  • Patent number: 8690965
    Abstract: A process for applying a finishing paper material on a leather or woven support material is described, comprising the steps of: first buttering of glue on a surface of the support material, positioning the finishing material on said support material, ironing, perching, second buttering of glue, and a finishing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: G & G S.r.L. (Societa Unipersonale)
    Inventors: Armando Magrin, Andrea Pellizzari
  • Publication number: 20140090188
    Abstract: A method for dyeing polyester fabric including preparing a dye solution with dye, water, a liquid carrier and an acidic agent. The dye solution is applied to the fabric in a desired pattern. The fabric and dye solution are then dried in a drier so that they reach a temperature where the carrier to enhances the permeability of the fabric and permits the dye to penetrate the fabric. The carrier is then driven out of the fabric by the dryer and no pressure is applied to the fabric during the drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Genisot, Steven G. Scharpf
  • Publication number: 20140082858
    Abstract: A method for preparing a dyed textile substrate having a front pile area, a back pile area, a selvage, and a hem, the method having the steps of creating a textile substrate using a back pile material, front pile material, and warp and weft material, the color of the back pile material having a darkness that is substantially similar to or greater than the color of the front pile material, and applying a design color to a front pile area of the textile substrate, the color of the back pile material having a darkness that is substantially similar to or greater than the color of the design color, the color of the front pile area having a lightness that is substantially similar to or greater than the color of the design color, the color of the back pile material masking the design color bleeding from the front pile area to the back pile area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Barry
  • Publication number: 20120066843
    Abstract: An inkjet dyeing method for dyeing a belt-shape textile by ejecting ink includes a feeding step of feeding the textile to an inkjet dyeing apparatus, a front surface printing step of dyeing the textile by ejecting the ink onto a front surface of the textile, a front surface drying step of drying the front surface of the textile, an inverting step of inverting the textile, a rear surface printing step of dyeing the textile by ejecting ink onto a rear surface of the textile, and a rear surface drying step of drying the rear surface of the textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20110200793
    Abstract: A first embodiment can be a method for dying both sides of a paper individually with the capability of different color on each side with a permanent color in the core. Either or both sides can also have one or more printings added. This embodiment can further have a removable coat added wherein the removable coat can be specifically formulated for removal by abrasion such as sanding onto the dyed paper. Further a varnish can be added to the removable coating. In an even further embodiment, printing such as using a CMYK or spot color can be added to the varnished removable coating. The paper can also be embossed with various designs in addition to or in alternative to the printing. The final product can have printed designs of any color combined with embossed designs or patterns. The printed or coated surface colors can be removed by abrasion so the top layer of color can be removed to reveal the color of the paper underneath or the first layer of printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Jay Anthony Grinnell
  • Patent number: 7988742
    Abstract: The present invention provides a decorative medical covering for the protective wrapping of a skin injury or an orthopedic injury. The decorative medical covering is produced by providing a strip of material of a predetermined length and a predetermined width. The material is composed of a plurality of fibers. An aesthetically pleasing image is stored onto a sublimation transferal medium. The image is transferred from the sublimation transfer medium onto the strip wherein the image is permanently incorporated into the plurality of fibers of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Celeste Ann Stein, Ben Jay Stein
  • Publication number: 20110173762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying markings to an article are disclosed. One aspect comprises providing a dye pad shaped to correspond to a desired marking; applying an infusion dye to the dye pad; applying an activation solution to the infusion dye, thereby forming an infusion dye mixture; placing the dye pad in contact with a discrete area of an outer surface of the article; leaving the dye pad in contact with the outer surface of the article under room temperature and pressure, for a duration sufficient to allow the infusion dye mixture to open a polymeric structure of a material of the outer surface and to allow the infusion dye to penetrate the outer surface and form the desired marking within a substrate of the article; and removing the dye pad from the outer surface. An infusion dyeing kit and method for supplying a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley C. Tutmark
  • Patent number: 7892608
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for digitally forming a coating on a fibrous textile having mesh openings between adjacent fibers. According to the method, textile is fed continuously along a treatment path having a row of static coating nozzles arranged generally transversely across the path. The coating nozzles have outlet diameters of greater than about 70 microns and are supplied with a supply of a coating substance. By individually controlling the nozzles, a substantially continuous stream of droplets of the coating substance is produced and selectively directed onto the textile to form a coating of pixels. Each pixel covers at least four mesh openings and has a diameter of more than 100 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ten Cate Advanced Textiles B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Antonius Craamer
  • Publication number: 20110000027
    Abstract: A synthetic-rich fabric (e.g., polyester, polypropylene, nylon, acrylic and elastane fibers—including lycra, spandex, etc.) useful in the manufacture of commercially launderable items is described. The fabric has many of the properties that make cotton fabrics desirable including hand feel, and wicking, but retains the best properties of synthetic fabrics, in addition, the soil release properties, pilling resistance and UV protection offered by the present items make the fabric ideal in manufacturing apparel and non-apparel (e.g., pillow cases, bed sheets, aprons, tablecloths, napkins, etc.) items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Frederick M. Greenspoon
  • Publication number: 20100077554
    Abstract: To enable fabric of any length to be continuously printed without causing a textile printing unit to cease its operation, a textile printing method is provided in which fabric is conveyed by a conveyer belt and passed through a printing section to print on the fabric, the printing section having a textile printing ink jet printer disposed opposite the conveyer belt, wherein the printing section is continuously supplied with the fabric comprising a plurality of successive sheets of fabric, each sheet having a given length, such a sheet of fabric for supply into the printing section having a terminal end tied with a starting end of a sheet of a fabric for continuous succeeding supply in the state that the terminal and starting ends are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: MIYAKOSHI PRINTING MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Izawa, Takao Namiki, Akira Ishikawa, Yuuichi Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20090293209
    Abstract: A textile printing method applying inkjet printer comprises the steps for feeding a fabric by a fabric feed roller, applying a pretreatment liquid to the fabric by jetting the pretreatment liquid installed in a pretreatment liquid reservoir installed respective containers filled with individual compositions of a pretreatment liquid, so that such individual compositions are concurrently mixed and applied on the fabric surface to pretreat the fabric by operation of a control unit depending upon the fabric material through a pretreatment head, drying the pretreatment liquid applied to the fabric through a drier, and printing on the dried fabric by jetting the ink installed in a ink reservoir through the printing head. The pretreatment head, the drier and the printing head are serially arranged so that the steps for applying a pretreatment liquid, drying the pretreatment liquid and printing on the dried fabric are concurrently performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: INKTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-Choon CHUNG, Myoung-Seon GONG, Hoo-Shick KIM, Ju-Jin CHOI, Eun-Jin PARK, Hyoung-Seok KIM, Kyong-Min LEE
  • Publication number: 20090191383
    Abstract: A process for coloring a textile substrate comprises a textile substrate (a) being pretreated with an aqueous pretreatment liquor comprising (A) at least one resin selected from melamin derivatives, dimethyloldihydroxy-ethyleneurea (DMDHEU) and derivatives of DMDHEU, and (B) at least one thickener, and thereafter (b) being printed by the ink jet process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Michael Kluge, Cedric Dieleman, Mike Freche, Clarissa Seidl
  • Patent number: 7538187
    Abstract: Coloring compositions comprising peptide-based dispersants and/or binders are provided. The compositions are particularly useful for the coloring or dyeing of substrates such as paper and textile fabrics. The peptide-based dispersant and/or binder compositions are distinguished by the presence of at least one positively charged terminal amino acid on the peptide portion of the composition which enhances binding to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: John P. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7527656
    Abstract: A process for enhancing the thermal, oxidative and photochemical stability of dyed or printed polyamide fiber material, comprises treating the polyamide fiber material, before, during or after a dyeing or printing step, with an effective stabilizing amount of a stabilizer mixture which comprises at least one compound of the formula and at least one compound of the formula in which R1 and R1? independently of one another are each linear or branched C1-C18alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C3-C6alkenyl, unsubstituted or substituted aryl or C7-C12aralkyl, and R2, R2?, R3, R3?, R4 and R5 are as described herein. The treated polyamide fiber materials have excellent thermal, oxidative and photochemical stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Owen Griffin, Jack Thurman Larkins, Jr., George Dukes Crosby
  • Patent number: 7517819
    Abstract: A method of making fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics by virtue of having been treated with different chemical treatments is described. In addition, fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics, such as one surface exhibiting oil and water repellency and optionally, soil release characteristics, and the opposite surface exhibits moisture transport characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: David S. Klutz, William C. Kimbrell, Dale R. Williams
  • Patent number: 7410245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solenoid valve made using certain materials which is capable of operation at high frequencies and which can be made as a compact unit. The plunger (1) is made from an electromagnetic material having a saturation flux density greater than 1.2 Tesla preferably more than 1.6 Tesla, the bore leading from the valve head chamber (14) to the nozzle orifice (12) has a length to diameter ratio of less than 5:1 preferably between 2:1 and 4:1 and the nozzle orifice (12) has a diameter of 80 micrometer or less. The invention also relates to method for operating a drop on demand ink jet printer incorporating such a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Willett International Limited
    Inventors: David Andrew Horsnell, Matthew Brian Tomlin, Ammar Lecheheb, Oliver John Prime, Michael John Fox, Christopher Michael Bates
  • Publication number: 20080169452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixture and a method for imprinting textiles. The mixture used for the imprinting of textiles, includes: A) at least one pigment, B) at least one dispersing agent on the basis of oxalkylated linear or branched alkanes, fatty acids or fatty alcohols, and/or alkyl sulfates or alkyl sulfonates, and/or polyelectrolytes, and/or alkylated, and/or arylated glycosides; C) at least one water-soluble or water-dilutable, radiation-hardenable binding agent with a molecular weight above 2000 g/mol and at least two polymerizable groups for each binding agent molecule, which are cross-linked to the binding agent molecule by at least one urethane group or urea group; D) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: ITCF Institut fur Textilchemie Und Chemiefasern
    Inventors: Reinhold Schneider, Marion Funkler
  • Patent number: 7335237
    Abstract: A method for forming a desired textile printing pattern by allowing a fiber sheet to absorb a dye ink by the use of, for example, the ink-jet system, which comprises allowing a pre-treating fluid containing an aqueous emulsion having a solid component comprising an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and a vinyl acetate-acrylic monomer copolymer and a fixing agent for the dye to soak into the fiber sheet, followed by drying, and then subjecting the resulting fiber sheet to a textile printing with the dye ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Denenchofu Roman Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazue Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7320766
    Abstract: Dyed yarns typically have inferior color fastness compared with pigmented yarns. However, dyeing offers a virtually infinite selection of colors, flexibility and more uniformity than constructions of pigmented yarns in residential carpet and other yarn applications, such as apparel. It has been found that relatively small amounts of pigment (10 to 1000 ppm) incorporated into polymeric fibers, and particularly nylon fibers used in carpets, creates lightly pigmented yarns which, when overdyed, are highly uniform and have a higher degree of apparent dye light fastness compared to normal dyed yarns. This effect is observable for both anionic and cationic polyamide polymers, and dyeing of these slightly pigmented yarns can be conducted to produce yarns of almost any color of greater depth than the base yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.ar.l.
    Inventor: Sundar Mohan Rao
  • Patent number: 7320712
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for blocking dye-migration in printing onto colored synthetic fiber and a printing process onto colored synthetic fiber using the method. More particularly, the present invention provides a composition for blocking dye-migration in printing on colored synthetic fiber containing activated carbon as an active ingredient and provides a transfer paper comprising a resin layer containing activated carbon to block dyes in the synthetic fiber from migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Chung Kil Suh
  • Patent number: 7182789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one polyfunctional aziridine compound and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of this composition as a curing component for formulations in the area of leather treatment, of coatings, of textile printing and of surface coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Decker, Stefan Adams
  • Patent number: 7037346
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having multiphase fluorochemical and a cationic material. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel T. McBride, William C. Kimbrell, Kirkland W. Vogt
  • Patent number: 6939583
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention is to provide fabric for use in ink-jet printing that can prevent not only “ink bleeding”, but also “white exposure”, “nonuniform coloration” and “back staining”. A further object of the present invention is the provision of fabric for use in ink-jet printing, consisting of two textures—napped and ground, which can be evenly ink-jet printed with no variation in color between both, while preventing the occurrence of “white exposure”, “nonuniform coloration” and “back staining”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Katsuki, Teruo Fukuda, Harukazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 6936075
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having cationic and repellant properties, thereby accepting an image thereon more readily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken
    Inventors: Kirkland W. Vogt, Kimberly C. Gillis, Daniel T. McBride, John A. Soltis, William T. Sims
  • Patent number: 6936076
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having a multiphase fluorochemical, a cationic material, and a sorbant polymer. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel McBride, William Kimbrell, Kirkland Vogt
  • Patent number: 6884493
    Abstract: Color, pattern, design, and/or the like is applied by means of a jet dye process, or any other secondary or post pattern application process, including but not exclusively, silk screen printing and rotary printing, etc., to a carpet substrate, where the yarn in the carpet is all white (no dye applied) or where the yarn is pre-dyed with a single or multiple colors or where the yarn is treated chemically. The carpet can, for example, be made with any conventional loom weaving process or hand weaving process, for example Wilton, Axminster, spool, spool gripper, and Chenille looms, hand gun tufted, or any other conventional method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Ronald Magee, James C. Bridges
  • Patent number: 6783560
    Abstract: A modified polyamide polymer having a high amino end group content, with more than 30 percent of the amino end groups being secondary or tertiary amine, dramatically improves the dye bleed performance. The modified polyamide may be prepared by polymerization of polyamide-forming monomers in the presence of a carboxylic acid and a hindered piperidine derivative in amounts sufficient to achieve the high amino end group content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrike Breiner, Dean R. Gadoury, Harry Y. Hu, Theodore G. Karageorgiou
  • Patent number: 6776804
    Abstract: A printing paste containing: (a) 5 to 25% by weight of a polyurethane, (b) 1.5 to 20% by weight of a silicone, (c) 0 to 50% by weight of a further component and (d) water as the remainder, the sum of the amounts of components (a)+(b)+(c)+(d) being 100%, is suitable for printing textile materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Crabtree, Martin Lane, Ian George Potts, Leslie Walter Rouse
  • Patent number: 6749641
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having a multiphase fluorochemical, an organic cationic material, and a sorbant polymer. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel MaBride, William Carl Kimbrell, Jr., Kirkland Vogt
  • Patent number: 6723137
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a textile printing process for dyeing a cloth black, the cloth comprising fibers dyeable with reactive dyes, the process comprising at least three steps of, (a) applying a black ink containing a black reactive dye and an orange ink containing an orange reactive dye to the cloth so as to at least partialy overlap each other by an ink-jet system, (b) heating or steaming the cloth, to which the inks have been applied in the step (a), and (c) washing the cloth resulted from the step (b), wherein the black and orange reactive dyes have reactive groups different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinichi Hakamada, Shoji Koike, Koromo Shirota
  • Patent number: 6719812
    Abstract: A method of infusing a dye into the surface of an article formed of a plastic material comprises contacting the surface with a solution including one or more solvents each aggressive to the plastic material, one or more dyes and one or more substances each capable of plasticizing the plastic material. If the plastic material is polycarbonate, then the aggressive solvent may be one or more chlorinated hydrocarbons. The dye may be a photochromic dye, a cosmetic tinting dye, dyes for absorbing infrared, laser and ultraviolet radiation, or combinations thereof. A wide range of plasticizers has been investigated. The article is contacted by the solution for ten seconds to one minute; and nearly all the infused solvent is then evaporated from the article by heating. The use of one or more plasticizers reduces or eliminates bubbling or hazing of the contacted surface during solvent evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Gentex Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paresh V. Kitchloo, Robert A. Sallavanti
  • Patent number: 6685749
    Abstract: Fabrics, formed, for example, by joining stitch and loop yarns to form a fabric prebody, with the loop yarn forming in loops that overlay the stitch yarn at the technical face and back of the fabric prebody, and thereafter finishing the fabric prebody to form raised fleece at both surfaces, have a first surface and an opposite, second surface of contrasting, i.e., different, colors. Regions of one or both surfaces may be treated to resist raising so that design elements of the raised or fleece regions stand out in relief, forming surface(s) with contour. Methods of forming the fabrics are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Amnon Gabay, Charles Haryslak, William K. Lie
  • Patent number: 6669740
    Abstract: Dye preparations comprising, based in each case on the weight of the preparation, from 0.1 to 30% by weight of one or more dyes from the class of the mono- or polyazo dyes containing no acidic groups, from 0.1 to 20% by weight of a dispersant based on an arylsulfonic acid-formaldehyde condensate or from 0.1 to 20% by weight of a water-soluble dispersant based on alkoxylated phenols with or without water, and their use as inks in the inkjet process and for textile sublimation transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Siemensmeyer, Bernd Siegel, Volker Bach, Manfred Herrmann, Günther König, Rüdiger Sens
  • Publication number: 20030229951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a color printing method for tetoron clothes. Primary immerse a bundle of tetoron clothes in PU (polyurethane) adhesive. Then coat the surface of the clothes with a layer of liquid PVC (polyvinyl chloride), wait till the PVC layer dry out, and use a roller to pave the surface flat and attain a smooth surface of PVC layer for color printing on it. Based on the above-mentioned manufacturing procedures, continuous printing on tetoron clothes can be processed and gain the best printing quality with vivid, artful, and stereo presentation effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventor: Ming-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6656228
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (a) a cationic substance; (b) an acid generator; and (c) an alkyl or a hydroxyalkyl substituted starch. Also claimed is a polyamide textile material treated with the composition, a method for ink jet printing onto a polyamide textile material which has been treated with the composition and a polyamide material printed using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Avecia Limited
    Inventors: Alison Sherwin, John Reginald Provost, William Albert Fern
  • Patent number: 6623532
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of applying ink containing dyes to fabric composed of synthetic and cellulose fibers using an ink-jet system to print the fabric with high color shade depth and brilliancy and ink-jet printed goods obtained by the ink-jet printing method. The fabric composed of cellulose and synthetic fibers is treated with an acidic aqueous dispersion containing cellulose reactive compound, water-soluble polymer and non-water-soluble inactive organic compound with a melting point of 40° C.-150° C. and the fabric is dried before its ink-jet printing with reactive and disperse dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shungaku Nakamura, Ayumi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 6620208
    Abstract: A modified polyamide polymer having a high amino end group content, with more than 30 percent of the amino end groups being secondary or tertiary amine, dramatically improves the dye bleed performance. The modified polyamide may be prepared by polymerization of polyamide-forming monomers in the presence of a carboxylic acid and a hindered piperidine derivative in amounts sufficient to achieve the high amino end group content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrike Breiner, Dean R. Gadoury, Harry Y. Hu, Theodore G. Karageorgiou
  • Patent number: 6613821
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cloth treating agent comprising a tocopherol and at least one of a polyethylene oxide compound and a derivative thereof. The cloth treating agent permits the provision of a print which has sufficiently high color value and depth in color and can be prevented to the utmost from undergoing bleeding even when the amount of inks applied is great.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mariko Suzuki, Shoji Koike
  • Publication number: 20030145396
    Abstract: Dye mixtures including one or more azo dyes of the general formula (1) and one or more azo dyes of the general formula (2) 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Joachim Steckelberg, Werner Russ
  • Publication number: 20030115688
    Abstract: It is the objective of the present invention to disclose a method of continuously dyeing durable nonwoven fabrics, and more specifically, nonwoven fabrics comprising a cellulosic fibrous material dyed with indigo dyestuffs. It is in accordance with the present invention, to utilize synthetic fibers in combination with natural or cellulosic fibers in the formation of a nonwoven web. The natural fibers, preferably cotton, make up at least 10% of the fibrous nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Herbert Hartgrove, Sergio Diaz De Leon
  • Publication number: 20030097721
    Abstract: Method for the trichromatic dyeing or printing of synthetic polyamide fiber material, wherein at least one red reactive dye of formula 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Jurgen Schmiedl, Klaus Koch, Wolfgang Mundle, Franz Gruner
  • Patent number: 6569212
    Abstract: Phthalocyanine compounds of Formula (1) have utility as colorants in inks for ink-jet printing, where Formula (1) represents: and all IJP-effective forms of such compounds; and in which M represents a metal or H; Pc represents a phthalocyanine nucleus of Formula (2) x+y+z represents an average from 3 to 4; and z may be zero. A represents C1-4-alkylene; R1, R3 each independently represent H or C1-4-alkyl; R4 represents H; or C1-4-alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy; R5 represents a carboxylic acid substituted aryl group; and R2 represents H, C1-4-alkyl or a group of formula BD where: B represents C1-4-alkylene; and D represents NR6R7;or SC1-4alkyleneSO3H; where: R6 represents H; or C1-4alkyl, optionally subsititued by hydroxy; R7 represents H; C1-4alkyl, optionally subsititued by hydroxy or morphlino; or R6 and R7 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a morpholino or piperazino ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Avecia Limited
    Inventor: Kathryn Carr
  • Patent number: 6537331
    Abstract: Dye preparations comprising, based in each case on the weight of the preparation, from 0.1 to 30% by weight of one or more dyes from the class of the mono- or polyazo dyes containing no acidic groups, from 0.1 to 20% by weight of a dispersant based on an arylsulfonic acid-formaldehyde condensate or from 0.1 to 20% by weight of a water-soluble dispersant based on alkoxylated phenols with or without water, and their use as inks in the inkjet process and for textile sublimation transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Siemensmeyer, Bernd Siegel, Volker Bach, Manfred Herrmann, Günther König, Rüdiger Sens
  • Patent number: 6494924
    Abstract: The dyes have an average particle size within the range from 5 nm to 1 &mgr;m and a variance of less than 50%. They are especially useful for ink-jet ink preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Auweter, Heribert Bohn, Robert Heger, Dieter Horn, Bernd Siegel, Karl Siemensmeyer