Diffusion Transfer Dyeing Process, Transfer Sheet And Product Patents (Class 8/467)
  • Patent number: 10954627
    Abstract: An adhesive layer carrying a uniform color or a color-scheme is placed within or under a colored or color-printed conformable fabric that is simultaneously or subsequently molded into a three-dimensional shape or embossed with a three-dimensional pattern. The thermoplastic adhesive layer proceeds towards the fabric surface and matches or masks the color gaps opened on the surface by molding or embossing. The fabric can also be laminated to a backing during the molding or embossing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ENGINEERED FLOORS LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph Matthews Rees, Stephen Tsiarkezos, Dimitri Zafiroglu
  • Patent number: 10400461
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a formliner comprises a body comprising a defining a plurality of cavities arranged in a repeating pattern. A sealant is provided in each cavity. The sealant comprises a gel mixture of wax and vegetable oil. In some embodiments, the wax comprises carnauba wax and/or beeswax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Formliners, LLC
    Inventor: Shane Calmes
  • Patent number: 8999006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a selective dyeing method used for dyeing a substrate (10), selectively within a first exposed surface portion (S1) of said substrate. For this purpose, the substrate consists of a material (2) that is impervious to a dye with the exception of the first portion of the exposed surface. In particular, the impervious material can form a layer which covers a base portion (3) of the substrate in a second portion (S2) of the exposed surface. The substrate is heated such that the dye (C) penetrates a pervious material (1) which constitutes the first portion of the exposed surface. The method is particularly useful for eliminating light diffused by the walls of a multilayer structure which is supported by means of ocular glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Samuel Archambeau, Jérôme Ballet, Jean-Paul Cano, Stéphane Perrot
  • Publication number: 20140068877
    Abstract: This invention pertains to inkjet printing on textile including using a pretreatment solution containing poly(acrylic) acid, hydrophilic copolymers of poly(acrylic) acid or mixtures thereof to control bleed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: SCOTT W. ELLIS
  • Patent number: 8425624
    Abstract: A method of dyeing an object comprising placing a sublimable dye and the object to face each other apart at a predetermined distance of 0.1 mm or more but 10 mm or less under pressure, heating the sublimable dye with a laser to sublimate it toward the object such that the deposition region of the dye is part of a to be dyed region of the object, applying the sublimable dye over the entire to be dyed region of the object by relatively moving the object with respect to the sublimation position of the dye using a moving unit and heating at least a part of the dyed region of the object to fix the dye to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Inuzuka, Atsushi Yano
  • Publication number: 20120216355
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems for dyeing textiles are described. In particular, the methods may include contacting a textile with a plurality of dye-charged particles under dye-discharging conditions, agitating the textile and the dye-charged particles to transfer the dye from the particles to the textile, and separating the particles from the textile. Also disclosed are methods for charging a particle with dye, porous beads charged with dye, and kits for carrying out the claimed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Publication number: 20120207968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a selective dyeing method used for dyeing a substrate (10), selectively within a first exposed surface portion (S1) of said substrate. For this purpose, the substrate consists of a material (2) that is impervious to a dye with the exception of the first portion of the exposed surface. In particular, the impervious material can form a layer which covers a base portion (3) of the substrate in a second portion (S2) of the exposed surface. The substrate is heated such that the dye (C) penetrates a pervious material (1) which constitutes the first portion of the exposed surface. The method is particularly useful for eliminating light diffused by the walls of a multilayer structure which is supported by means of ocular glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Samuel Archambeau, Jérôme Ballet, Jean-Paul Cano, Stéphane Perrot
  • Patent number: 8236064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing safety textiles in one of the following colors: fluorescent yellow, fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent red. In a first step a textile starting material is pre-dyed in the desired color such that the pre-dyed fluorescent material has a specified first minimum luminance factor and the color is situated within an associated color diamond. After that the pre-dyed material is cross-dyed with a mixture of a luminescent pigment dye and a binder in such a way that the cross-dyed fluorescent material has a specified second minimum luminance factor and the color of the cross-dyed material continues to be situated within the color diamond. Subsequently the cross-dyed material is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hendel Textilveredelung GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Hendel, Sven Klaus Brosig
  • Patent number: 8163038
    Abstract: A low volatile sublimation printing process comprises transferring a sublimation ink solid in an unsublimed form in a desired design by means of, for example, lithographic printing machinery, onto a medium such as paper. The image then is transferred from the medium onto a desired material in which sublimation takes place at the time of transfer onto that desired material. The sublimation ink can have a total volatile content of less than 10%, and preferably may have a total volatile content of less than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Superior Printing Ink Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Czarnecki, Mark Finley, Joseph Kissinger, Kenneth Smith
  • Patent number: 8088180
    Abstract: A lens dyeing method comprising the steps of: (a) determining a print area to be formed on a dyeing base body based on information entered to dye a predetermined area of a surface of a lens to be dyed with desired hue and almost uniform color density so that the print area has a diameter larger than that of the lens surface area and the color density of the print area concentrically changes from a central portion to a peripheral portion in a stepwise or linear manner; (b) applying a dyeing ink containing a sublimable dye onto the base body to form the determined print area on one surface of the base body; and (c) placing the base body and the lens so that the print area formed surface and the lens surface area to be dyed face each other in noncontact relation under substantially a vacuum condition, and heating the base body to deposit the dye onto the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Inuzuka, Hirokazu Hyodo
  • 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: 20110183560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing safety textiles in one of the following colors: fluorescent yellow, fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent red. In a first step a textile starting material is pre-dyed in the desired color such that the pre-dyed fluorescent material has a specified first minimum luminance factor and the color is situated within an associated color diamond. After that the pre-dyed material is cross-dyed with a mixture of a luminescent pigment dye and a binder in such a way that the cross-dyed fluorescent material has a specified second minimum luminance factor and the color of the cross-dyed material continues to be situated within the color diamond. Subsequently the cross-dyed material is dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Rainer Hendel, Sven Klaus Brosig
  • Publication number: 20110131737
    Abstract: A security laminate containing a dye diffusion transfer image receptor layer comprising a polymeric mordant for dyes on a support having a laser engraved first dye diffusion transfer image or a laser marked dye diffusion transfer image receptor layer in an area lacking the first dye diffusion transfer image. Methods for manufacturing and securing security document precusors are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Carlo Uyttendaele, Ingrid Geuens
  • Publication number: 20110126364
    Abstract: A process which enables a plastic lenses having a refractive index of 1.7 or greater and, in particular, plastic lenses having a refractive index of 1.7 to 1.8 to be dyed uniformly to a great density without unevenness, which is, specifically, a process for producing a dyed plastic lens which comprises conducting following steps (1), (2) and (3) in this order: Step (1): a step comprising coating a substrate at 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misa MISHINA, Takaaki KUBOTERA, Shinya MIYAJIMA, Yoko SAKAI, Shinichi YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 7922778
    Abstract: A sublimation donor has a first fabric enhancer that sublimates from the donor above a first temperature. That is followed by a second fabric enhancer that sublimates from the donor above a second temperature. Both the first and second temperatures are above 260° F. and the second temperature is at least 10° F. higher than the first temperature. Upon sublimation under a single pass processing unit, first and second catalysts trigger the first and second fabric enhancers to sublimate at the first and second temperatures, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Colorep, Inc.
    Inventor: William Grier
  • Publication number: 20110041741
    Abstract: A colored embroidered pattern is formed on a fabric by positioning a stabilizer prior to the embroidery process on the top surface of the fabric. The stabilizer extends beyond at least a portion of the embroidered pattern such that it blocks sublimating dyes from binding to the fabric during the sublimation process. Excess stabilizer is then removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Avi Cohen
  • Publication number: 20100286583
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition for forming a fabric by spraying onto a supporting surface, the composition comprising fibers, a binder dissolved in a first carrier and a second carrier wherein the boiling point of the second carrier is at least 400 C and is higher than the boiling point of the first carrier. Further aspects of the invention include the fabric formed by spraying the composition and an article comprising the fabric, an apparatus and a method for spraying the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Manel Torres, Paul Luckham, Michael Musoke
  • Patent number: 7749287
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process and to an equipment and machine, which allow the application of digital images to straps, webbings and belts of different kinds and sizes destined to different applications and is achieved in a way to provide the continuous transferring of digital images or a trace to straps, where the straps are manufactured with an ordinary weave or with an special weave to receive a bleaching treatment with an optical white, as well as pass by a thermo-fixation process that creates an alteration at the material properties, enabling, this way, various printings in high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Beltgroup Do Brasil LTDA
    Inventor: Ricardo Augusto de Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 7527655
    Abstract: An ink jet printing process in which an image is permanently bound, directly or indirectly, to a final substrate by reaction of the ink with the substrate. An ink jet ink is that is comprised of reactive dyes, direct dyes or combinations thereof are printed according to the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara J. Wagner, Ming Xu
  • 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: 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: 6805046
    Abstract: A pattern carrier for use in transfer pattern printing of textiles comprises paper with an air permeability (Bendtsen-porosity) of more than 500 ml/min and a water absorption corresponding to a Cobb-number of at least 50, said paper being coated with an aqueous dispersion of carboxymethylcellulose containing a non-crystallizing saccharide syrup, preferably in an amount of approximately 30 g of dispersion per m2, whereafter one or more color pattern are printed on said paper, each color pattern comprising a water-soluble or dispersible dye admixed an easily soluble thickening carrier with a temporary binding effect, preferably in form of carboxymethylcellulose. The use of a saccharide syrup, preferably a sorbitol syrup, for the coating renders it possible to use standard-absorbing crude paper as the basis of the pattern carrier, which provides obvious financial and production-related advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Dansk HK Ltd.
    Inventor: Knud Villefrance Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 6796647
    Abstract: There are provided a method of forming an image on a card and an apparatus therefor, which are capable of properly carrying out printing of an image on a card and protection of the printed image in a simplified manner without changing the size of the card. A card is used which has an ink-fixing layer laminated on a surface of a substrate layer and an ink image-receiving layer peelably laminated on a surface of the ink-fixing layer. An image is printed on the card, while feeding the card, by an ink jet printing method using a sublimable dye ink. The card printed with the image is conveyed to a heating source, and subjected to heat treatment by the heating source to cause diffusion of the sublimable dye ink held in the ink image-receiving layer in the ink-fixing layer, and color development to form an image. The ink image-receiving layer is peeled off the card after the heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Zenta Kosaka, Kazuaki Morozumi, Kunihiko Matsuhashi, Yoshiki Minowa
  • Publication number: 20040158942
    Abstract: The present invention claims and discloses a method of transferring an image to a generally non-absorbent fabric having at least one fiber. The method comprises the steps of providing an image on a transfer sheet or a medium, placing the transfer sheet or the medium against the generally non-absorbent fabric, applying a predetermined amount of heat in a predetermined amount of time to the transfer sheet or the medium, subliming the solid state ink or dye on the transfer sheet or the medium from a solid state to a gaseous state, binding the gaseous ink or dye with the fiber of the generally non-absorbent fabric and condensing the gaseous ink or dye to a sold state, thereby binding the dyes or ink into the fiber of the generally non-absorbent fabric. The fabric may be in the form of a pillow or a clothing article or any item of desire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventor: Stanley Ho
  • Publication number: 20040146698
    Abstract: A method for pad printing a pattern on a textile substrate with a pad printing machine, and fabric and apparel so formed from the textile substrate. The method includes the steps of positioning the textile substrate on the printing area of the pad printing machine, transferring a pattern having at least one color from the cliche of the pad printing machine to a printing pad, and transferring the pattern from the printing pad to the textile substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Edmund L. Pace, Gregory S. Braxton
  • Publication number: 20030226220
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dye combination and a thermal dye transfer yellow donor element containing the combination of dyes useful for forming a light stable yellow image comprising a yellow dye having the formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Ruizheng Wang, Linda A. Kaszczuk, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Derek D. Chapman, Charles H. Weidner
  • Publication number: 20030226219
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dye combination and thermal dye transfer imaging element and imaging method comprising a yellow dye donor containing a combination of two or more yellow dyes, the combination of dyes exhibiting an RMS error of less than 0.015. Such dye combinations provide improved color matching vs. target colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Linda A. Kaszczuk, Charles H. Weidner, Derek D. Chapman, Ruizheng Wang
  • Patent number: 6640717
    Abstract: There are provided a method of forming an image on a card and an apparatus therefor, which are capable of properly carrying out printing of an image on a card and protection of the printed image in a simplified manner without changing the size of the card. A card is used which has an ink-fixing layer laminated on a surface of a substrate layer and an ink image-receiving layer peelably laminated on a surface of the ink-fixing layer. An image is printed on the card, while feeding the card, by an ink jet printing method using a sublimable dye ink. The card printed with the image is conveyed to a heating source, and subjected to heat treatment by the heating source to cause diffusion of the sublimable dye ink held in the ink image-receiving layer in the ink-fixing layer, and color development to form an image. The ink image-receiving layer is peeled off the card after the heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Zenta Kosaka, Kazuaki Morozumi, Kunihiko Matsuhashi, Yoshiki Minowa
  • Publication number: 20030135938
    Abstract: A method is described herein for imprinting an image on a soft surface typically embodied in a consumer article. The image is formed using an ink compound comprising ink and aromatic polyisocyanates, to provide improved attachment of the image to the surface using the method described herein. For imprinting a single-color image on a surface, the method typically includes providing the image on heat transfer paper, applying powder to the image, applying heat to the heat transfer paper after applying the powder, positioning the heat transfer paper with the image thereon against the surface, applying heat and pressure to the heat transfer paper against the surface to cause the heat transfer paper with the image thereon to attach to the surface, removing the heat transfer paper from the surface such that the image remains on the surface, and applying heat to the surface after removing the heat transfer paper from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy G. Tyler, Ryan K. Mizell, Juan M. Figueroa
  • Patent number: 6425927
    Abstract: An aqueous composition is disclosed for finishing fibrous material for a thermal transfer printing process comprising a) 0.5 to 2.5 percent by weight of a synthetic resin precondensate, b) 10 to 30 percent by weight of a thermoplastic plastic with reactive groups, c) 0.1 to 1.0 percent by weight of an inorganic salt with an acidic reaction, d) 0.2 to 2.0 percent by weight of a softening agent, and e) 0.05 to 0.5 percent by weight of an emulsifier. The disclosure is further directed to the use of the composition for a thermal transfer printing process and a thermal printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Dr. Th. Boehme KG Chem. Fabrik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Renate Haupt-Stephan, Renate Linder
  • Patent number: 6302924
    Abstract: Dye mixtures comprising one or more thienyl- and/or thiazole-azo dyes with a coupling component of the aminothiazole, aniline or tetrahydroquinoline series, one or more dyes of the class of the monoazo or disazo dyes, methine dyes, azamethine dyes, anthraquinone dyes, nitro dyes or quinophthalone dyes which have their respective absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 410 to 520 nm and optionally one or more dyes of the class of the monoazo or disazo dyes, methine dyes, azamethine dyes, anthraquinone dyes, nitro dyes or quinophthalone dyes which have their respective absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 600 to 700 nm, the FWHM value of the absorption maximum being at least 2000 cm−1, are useful for thermal transfer and for dyeing or printing synthetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Basf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Etzbach, Rüdiger Sens, Claudia Kräh, Frank Wüthner
  • Patent number: 6221112
    Abstract: A polyester film can be dyed by coating the film with a layer of a dye mixture which is a suspension of at least one disperse dyestuff in a solution of a thickener in water and which has a viscosity of no more than 500 centipoise, preferably 5-50 centipoise, at ambient temperature, followed by heating to cause the dyestuff to migrate from the layer into the film. The coating process is preferably reverse gravure printing. The process can be used to prepare films which contain one or more dyestuffs in one surface region of the film and one or more different dyestuffs, for example an ultraviolet absorber, in the other surface region of the film. The dyed films show good resistance to fading when exposed to light and are useful for example as automobile window films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: CP Films, Inc.
    Inventor: William Douglas Snider
  • Patent number: 6017612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative sheet comprising at least a polyester film layer and a picture-printed layer laminated on the polyester film layer,a migration value in the surface of the polyester film layer which contacts the picture-printed layer being 0 to 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 5980588
    Abstract: A method for surface coloring plastic objects after manufacture. The method consists of a first step for impregnating a printed paper substrate, whereon pigments of the family known as disperse inks and/or sublimatic inks are deposited within the printing inks, with an aqueous solution of a solvent which activates the print and is capable of activating the surface of the plastic to be treated. Another step consists in covering the parts of the object to be treated with the paper substrate and in then removing the substrate and drying the parts. The final step consists of introduction into an atmosphere of vapors of a product which is a solvent for the pigments, for a time sufficient to fix the pigments to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Aurochim Industria S.r.l.
    Inventor: Osvaldo Valmassoi
  • Patent number: 5981021
    Abstract: A transfer printed, flocked fabric includes a textile substrate, raised nylon fibers on the substrate, a black-pigmented adhesive adhering the nylon fibers to the substrate and disperse dye distributed in a pattern in upper portions of the nylon fibers and the upper portions of the nylon fibers being colored only by disperse dye, thereby forming a deep, dark, crock-fast, colored print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Microfibres, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. McCulloch
  • Patent number: 5824116
    Abstract: A method for applying an image to a light switch plate is provided. The method specifically enables the application of an image continuously and without interruption to both the surface of the plate and to the heads of the screws that are used in mounting the plate to a wall or other supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: MCI Products Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Zutler
  • Patent number: 5801742
    Abstract: A printing image is transferred onto a first fabric tape (1), which can be wetted with a liquid (19), at a printing image transfer point (3) as a result of the partial evaporation of the included liquid (19). At a subsequent transfer printing point (12), the first fabric tape (1) is located between a heating device (10) and a second fabric tape (4). Printing ink (11) is included in the second fabric tape (4). This printing ink (11) is expelled from the second fabric tape (4) by the liquid (19), which remained in the first fabric tape (1) and represents the printing image and which evaporates at the transfer printing point (12), and is transferred onto a recording medium (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Wiedemer
  • Patent number: 5773623
    Abstract: Methine dyes of the formula ##STR1## where K is a 5- or 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic radical,X is nitrogen or a radical of formula C--Q.sup.1, andQ.sup.1, Q.sup.2 and Q.sup.3 are each independently of the others hydrogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkyl with or without interruption by 1 or 2 oxygen atoms in ether function, benzyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.8 -cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -fluoroalkyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkoxy, benzyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted phenoxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkylthio, halogen, cyano, formylamino or a radical of the formula R.sup.3, --COR.sup.1, --CO--NHR.sup.1, --CO--NH--CO--R.sup.1, --CO--NH--CO--R.sup.4, --CO--NH--SO.sub.2 R.sup.4, --NH--CO--R.sup.1, --NH--CO--OR.sup.1, --NH--CO--NR.sup.1 R.sup.2, --NH--CSOR.sup.1, --NH--CS--NR.sup.1 R.sup.2, --NH--CO--R.sup.4, --NH--SO.sub.2 --R.sup.1, --NH--SO.sub.2 --R.sup.4 or --NH--SO.sub.2 --NR.sup.1 R.sup.2, where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are each independently of the other C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Johann Schmidt, Rudiger Sens
  • Patent number: 5437687
    Abstract: A wet process with no heating for continuous transfer pattern printing of a cellulose fabric web or its blends by using a corona-treated plastic film as a pattern carrier web and a dye admixed with a thickening agent containing water-soluble and alcohol-soluble hydroxypropyl cellulose or polyvinyl pyrrolidone as ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Tofo Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wu H. Chi, Jen-Wei Lin, Rudolf Lee
  • Patent number: 5364412
    Abstract: A process for producing a dyed article having a substrate laminated with a fluororesin film comprises the steps of: providing a substrate having laminated thereon a fluororesin film through an adhesive layer; contacting an original having a pattern or image formed with a sublimating or volatile dye with a surface of said fluororesin film opposite to said adhesive layer; heating said original to allow said dye to permeate said fluororesin film; and allowing said dye to be trapped by at least one of said adhesive layer and said substrate to transfer the pattern or image of the original thereto. According to the process, designs of an original can faithfully be transferred to a substrate for dyeing having any desired substrate on which a fluororesin film having high resistances to light, solvents, heat and stains is laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Kenichi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 5364688
    Abstract: A heat activated transfer which is particularly suitable for marking elastomeric articles comprises a lower elastomeric layer bonded to an upper polyester layer. The upper polyester layer in turn carries indicia which is a sublimation dye heat transferred into the polyester layer. The polyester is preferably a high temperature saturated polyester resin, preferably polyethylene terephthalate. The lower layer is preferably a thermoplastic elastomeric layer. The two layers are bonded together by a thermoplastic adhesive, preferably a polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: John Mahn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5217558
    Abstract: A method of transfer molding of inks onto a reptile skin wherein the tanned reptile skin is printing directly thereon in one or two passages with a transfer machine by using sublimatic inks to form a drawing and then to transfer print onto a bottom colored in advance; the same bottom can be previously colored in different way, by immersion, atomization or smearing, and after the transfer molding is carried out, a fixing treatment is made in order to protect the drawings from the atmospheric agents, which can be carried out through atomization by means of casein products and then the treatment is completed by lustering, and the bottom can be fitted with an adhesive film, or other bonding material in order to protect the printed bottom with a transparent one which maintains its visualization and provides a glossy surface with a hot color effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventors: Claudio Piampiani, Guido Vitali
  • Patent number: 5218095
    Abstract: The novel dispersion dyes of the formula ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 is a C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkyl radical which is substituted by hydroxyl, halogen, a radical --X--C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl or --X--phenyl, in which X is a bridging member of the formula --O--, ##STR2## and R.sub.2 and R.sub.3, independently of one another, are each an unsubstituted C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl radical or a C.sub.2 -C.sub.8 alkyl radical which is substituted as mentioned for R.sub.1, or in which R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 together with the nitrogen atom linking them are a heterocyclic radical, are suitable in particular for the dyeing of polyester textile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Trottmann
  • Patent number: 5196030
    Abstract: In a process for transfer pattern printing of a moist textile web consisting wholly or predominantly of natural fibers, in particular cotton, and/or artificial fibers on the basis of cellulose, the pattern carrier web is a web of paper or a paper-like material which carries a pre-printed pattern of a water soluble or dispersable dye. After wetting of the textile web to a carefully controlled moisture, the textile web is joined with the pattern carrier web and the joined webs are compressed at a suitable pressure so that the pattern can be transferred without using heat. The advantage is that it will be possible to avoid both heating and use of organic solvents. It is also possible to transfer a pattern to a colored textile web since the textile web may be wetted before hand with an aqueous dye solution or dispersion instead of undyed liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignees: Dansk Transfertryk A/S, Billerud AB
    Inventors: Inga S. Akerblom, Claes-Goran Thoren, Knud V. Rasmussen, Jorgen Pedersen
  • Patent number: 5169404
    Abstract: Use of water-insoluble monoazo dyestuffs of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 denotes alkyl having 1 to 6 C atoms, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, alkoxy having 1 to 4 C atoms or trifluoromethyl,R.sup.2 denotes alkyl having 1 to 7 C atoms andR.sup.3 and R.sup.4 independently of one another denote alkyl having 1 to 4 C atoms,for the sublimation transfer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Cassella AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Buhler, Erika Kunz, Josef Ritter
  • Patent number: 5162045
    Abstract: Dyes are transferred from a carrier by sublimation/vaporization to plastic-coated papers by a process in which the dyes used are of the general formula (I) ##STR1## where A is D--N=N-- or ##STR2## R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are each hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio or halogen and R.sup.1 and R together may furthermore form a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring, and R and R' independently of one another are each hydrogen, phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by methyl or methoxy, or C.sub.5 - or C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl or C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxycarbonyl, C.sub.2 -C.sub.5 -alkanoyloxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxycarbonyloxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxy-C.sub.2 - or C.sub.3 -alkoxycarbonyloxy, hydroxyl, cyano, halogen, phenyl or C.sub.5 - or C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Albert, Karl-Heinz Etzbach, Ruediger Sens
  • Patent number: 5037447
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a laundry-resistant recording medium comprising a receiving substrate and thermally transferred record images formed on the receiving substrate, the method comprising the steps of forming record images on a receiving substrate of thermal transfer using a thermal transfer recording medium which comprises a layer of a heat-fusible ink comprising a hydroxyl group-containing substance having a softening point of about 50.degree. to about 300.degree. C.; and treating the record images with a polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Kanzaki Paper Manufacturing Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nishimoto, Takayasu Hongo
  • Patent number: 4999026
    Abstract: Dyes are transferred from a carrier by sublimation/vaporization to plastic-coated papers by a process in which the dyes used are of the general formula (I) ##STR1## where A is D--N.dbd.N-- or ##STR2## R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are each hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio or halogen and R.sup.1 and R together may furthermore form a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring, and R and R' independently of one another are each hydrogen, phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by methyl or methoxy, or C.sub.5 - or C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl or C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 -alkyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxycarbonyl, C.sub.2 -C.sub.5 -alkanoyloxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxycarbonyloxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 -alkoxy-C.sub.2 -or C.sub.3 -alkoxycarbonyloxy, hydroxyl, cyano, halogen, phenyl or C.sub.5 - or C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Albert, Karl-Heinz Etzbach, Ruediger Sens
  • Patent number: 4997452
    Abstract: An improved sublimation transfer process for printing color images on elastomer-coated fabric such as woven nylon is disclosed. The improved process includes a preliminary step in which a transfer sheet having sublimable dyes placed thereon is subjected to a pretreatment to condition it so as to avoid ghost images or haziness that would otherwise result when applying such process to elastomeric coated material. The pretreatment is carried out by placing the dye-containing transfer sheet in contact with a sheet of absorbent paper and heating this assembly under specified conditions to cause excess dyes to be conveyed into the absorbent sheet. The resulting dye-containing absorbent sheet is then removed, and printing may be carried out using known process conditions. The improved process is particularly useful for printing multicolor images on the back side of Velcro hook and loop tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventors: Cynthia L. Kovach, Larry J. Kovach
  • Patent number: 4991936
    Abstract: A thermally-transferred color filter array element comprising a transparent support having thereon a thermally-transferred image comprising a repeating mosaic pattern of colorants in a cross-linked polymeric binder having a T.sub.g greater than 150.degree. C., the binder being cross-linked after transfer of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Simons