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NONUNIFORM COATING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
427258000 Applying superposed diverse coatings or coating a coated base 129
427282000 Mask or stencil utilized 49
427271000 Deforming the base or coating or removing a portion of the coating 45
427288000 Paper or textile base 41
427284000 Edge or border coating 7
427287000 Metal, glass, or ceramic base 7
427280000 Variegated surface produced (e.g., mottled, wood grained, etc.) 5
20090246383Coating apparatus using items that roll - “Marble It” is a craft box that is made of arylonitrile-butadien-styrene with a sliding clear cover made of polycarbonate or (PC). This box will enable a child to manipulate items that roll onto paper covered with paint.10-01-2009
20110117277Wall Texturing Tool - A tool and method for applying a texture material to a surface is provided. The tool comprises a body having a flat surface for mating to a smooth surface, such as a repaired portion of drywall. The body is formed of a rigid plastic material, that is optionally transparent, to enable to tool to be reused indefinitely, and has a multiplicity of spatially positioned openings disposed therethrough. Each of the openings has a predetermined configuration and position on the tool, for providing a pattern substantially matching the appearance of existing textured surface adjacent to the smooth surface. The invented method includes first affixing the tool to the smooth area of the surface, then applying a texture material to the smooth surface through the openings in the tool for forming a newly textured area that substantially matches the appearance of the existing adjacent textured surface.05-19-2011
20110244132METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PATTERN ON AN ENDLESS STRIP - The invention relates to a method for producing a topographical pattern from polymer material on an endless strip with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction extending perpendicularly thereto, in which method a cylindrical rotary screen is used to apply the polymer material by the screen printing process to a circumferential side of the endless strip to be printed, wherein, when producing the pattern, the rotary screen, rotating repeatedly about its longitudinal axis, rolls on the circumferential side of the endless strip, whereby the pattern is applied to the circumferential side in at least one path running at least once uninterruptedly around the circumferential side in such a way that the beginning and the end of each revolution of the path are arranged along a common straight line, wherein, when rolling, the rotary screen performs N revolutions about its longitudinal axis during each revolution of the path on the circumferential side of the endless strip and N is a positive integer.10-06-2011
20100047457Inkjet Printing Using Solvent-Based Ink Compositions - There is provided a transparent, single-phase, radiation-curable ink composition for inkjet printing white, opaque features on porous and non-porous substrates, which are excellent in colour reproducibility, hiding power, and adhesiveness to the substrate, for particular application as base layer coatings.02-25-2010
20120094024Optimum Surface Texture Geometry - A surface geometry for an implantable medical electrode that optimizes the electrical characteristics of the electrode and enables an efficient transfer of signals from the electrode to surrounding bodily tissue. The coating is optimized to increase the double layer capacitance and to lower the after-potential polarization for signals having a pulse width in a pre-determined range by keeping the amplitude of the surface geometry with a desired range.04-19-2012
427257000 Wrinkled or crackled coating 4
20130209686COATING OR CLADDING AND METHOD OF PREPARING SAME - A coating for a substrate, the coating including an acrylic adhesive adapted to be spread on the substrate and cured to form a decorative coating, and a method for providing a coated substrate, the method including spreading a layer of an acrylic adhesive on a substrate; and curing the acrylic adhesive to provide a coating affixed to the substrate.08-15-2013
20100104757Surface Finishing System and Method - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for surface finishing, which allows for a surface to be painted and textured at the same time.04-29-2010
20080268155Easy texture - A mat with a textured surface capable of creating a corresponding texture on soft coating of joint compound on drywall surface by being pressed lightly on the compound, thus rendering the drywall textured.10-30-2008
20110091652FLAME-RETARDANT COATING - A flame-retardant coating composition, which includes a cross-linked thermosetting polymer and a metal hydroxide. A precursor composition for use in preparing the flame retardant-coating is also presented, wherein the precursor composition includes a cross-linked thermosetting polymer varnish, a metal hydroxide, an alcohol, and water. A method for coating an article with a flame-retardant coating layer and articles incorporating the flame-retardant coating are also presented.04-21-2011
427286000 Striping (i.e., forming stripes) 3
20120237683Absorbent Article Having a Stable Skin Care Composition - The present invention relates to an absorbent article having a stable skin care composition disposed on its skin-contacting surface. The skin care composition is readily transferable to the skin via normal contact, wearer motion, and/or body heat. Importantly, the skin care composition contains at least one skin care ingredient imparting visible skin benefits to the skin upon transfer to the skin and at least one rheological agent for stabilizing the composition such that agglomeration, stratification and/or settling of the composition are minimized. The present invention also relates to a process for making the absorbent articles having a stable skin care composition disposed thereon.09-20-2012
20110212264MODULE, NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING CONTROLLED PATTERNS OF LIQUID MATERIAL - A liquid dispensing module and nozzle or die tip for discharging at least one liquid filament. The nozzle includes a strand guide for guiding a substrate past the nozzle and a frustoconical protrusion disposed on a surface of the nozzle adjacent the notch. A liquid discharge passage extends along an axis through the frustoconical protrusion and forms an acute angle with a machine direction corresponding to movement of the strand past the nozzle. Four air discharge passages are positioned at the base of the frustoconical protrusion. Each of the air discharge passages is angled in a compound manner generally toward the liquid discharge passage and offset from the axis of the liquid discharge passage to create the controlled pattern of liquid material on the strand.09-01-2011
20120321800CORE STRIPING MECHANISM - A system for creating a reference mark on a honeycomb core is disclosed. The core has cells that pass from a top face to a bottom face. The system includes a support surface configured to position the honeycomb core, a mounting plate configured to move along a defined path proximate to the top surface of the honeycomb core when positioned on the support surface, and a first nozzle coupled to the mounting plate. The first nozzle is configured to apply a marking material to a portion of the top face of the honeycomb core as the mounting plate passes along the defined path.12-20-2012
427283000 Crystalization or precipitation coating 1
20090047432CALCIUM PHOSPHATE COLLOIDS, DOTS, ISLANDS, THIN FILMS OR GRANULES AND ITS PREPARATION - The present invention relates to the preparing methods of calcium phosphate ion solutions stabilized at a low temperature and calcium phosphate colloids which are made in the calcium phosphate ion solutions. The calcium phosphate colloids provide calcium phosphate dots, islands, or thin films by having them attached and grown on the solid surface, or calcium phosphate granules by having them grown in the solution.02-19-2009
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20080280043INK SET, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND AQUEOUS INK - An ink set is provided which can suppress bleeding irrespective of the type of recording medium. The ink set includes a plurality of aqueous inks each containing a dye, and has at least a first aqueous ink containing a dye, wherein the difference between the dynamic surface tension of the first aqueous ink at a lifetime of 50 milliseconds and the dynamic surface tension of the first aqueous ink at a lifetime of 500 milliseconds is 7 mN/m or more; and, between the first aqueous ink and at least one type of aqueous ink except the first aqueous ink included in the ink set, dynamic surface tension γ11-13-2008
20080280042INK SET, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - In an ink set having a plurality of inks, the ink set has at least a pigment ink and a dye ink. The pigment ink contains at least water, a surfactant, a self-dispersion pigment, and a poor medium for self-dispersion pigment and/or a salt; a dynamic surface tension of the pigment ink at a lifetime of 50 milliseconds is higher than 47 mN/m. The dye ink contains at least water, a surfactant and a dye. An ink set is provided which can obtain images having a high image density and a superior bleeding resistance without regard to the types of recording mediums.11-13-2008
20080280040Gasket Formed From Various Materials And Methods Of Making Same - A gasket is provided for creating a seal between two surfaces. The gasket may include a pervious base sheet and a permeating material applied to or incorporated into the base sheet. The gasket is formed by various methods disclosed herein. The gasket may include a base sheet, a primary sealing material covering and/or impregnated the base sheet, and a secondary sealing material covering the primary sealing material. The secondary material may be applied in a predetermined pattern of raised and lowered sections or may be applied as a bead of sealing material. The secondary material may be applied through a variety of techniques including jetting and dispensing using robots such that beads with custom engineered and changing configurations along their lengths are possible. These custom engineered sealing beads provide optimum sealability over the entire area of a joint to be sealed.11-13-2008
20110206848METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE IN STONE - A method of imbedding an image in a stone substrate includes printing an image onto a first surface of the stone substrate. Optionally, a moist towel is placed over the first surface of the stone substrate and a weight is placed over the moist towel then time is provided for the inks of the image to transfer from the print image into the surface of the stone substrate, sublimating into the stone. If provided, the moist towel and the print image are then removed and the above steps are repeated until the image is imbedded into the stone substrate.08-25-2011
20090196995Yellow ink composition, ink set, recording method using them, and record - A yellow ink composition includes C.I. Pigment Yellow and C.I. Pigment Yellow 74 as coloring agents. The ratio of a C.I. Pigment Yellow 185 content (percent by weight) to a C.I. Pigment Yellow 74 content (percent by weight) is in the range of 0.5 to 15. The yellow ink composition has a C.I. Pigment Yellow 185 content of 10% to 20% by weight and a C.I. Pigment Yellow 74 content of 10% to 20% by weight.08-06-2009
20090196994Inkjet printing method and ink set - In an inkjet recording system using an ink in which a coloring material is dispersed in a solvent with a dispersing agent, it is aimed that printing density is improved by causing aggregation of the coloring material contained in the ink that has been ejected onto a printing medium.08-06-2009
20090117276METHOD FOR INK JET PRINTING ON INORGANIC SUBSTRATE - There is disclosed a method for ink jet printing, which is suitable for image formation on an inorganic substrate by an ink jet method, and a method for ink jet printing on an inorganic base substrate which can obtain a printed article having a high-density and bleeding-free image. In ink jet printing on an inorganic substrate employing an ink comprising an inorganic pigment and a dispersion medium, the method includes arranging an ink receptive layer on the inorganic substrate employing a treatment liquid containing a nonmetal salt, a glass frit, and an organic binder as indispensable components, and conducting ink jet printing and further baking.05-07-2009
20110189398DECORATIVE SLEEVE COVER FORMED OF A PAPER AND/OR POLYMERIC MATERIAL HAVING A TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE SIMULATING THE TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE OF CLOTH - Flexible materials having a texture or appearance simulating the texture or appearance of cloth suitable for use in the formation of decorative flower pot covers and flower pots are disclosed. The flexible materials include polymeric materials, paper and laminates thereof.08-04-2011
20100080911Method of Ink-Jet Recording, Pretreatment Liquid, Ink Set, Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus, and Methods of Improving Optical Density of Recorded Object and Improving Quick-Drying Ability of Pigment Ink - A method of ink-jet recording includes a pretreatment process applying a pretreatment liquid onto a recording medium in advance of ink-jet recording, and a recording process recording by ejecting a pigment ink onto the recording medium by an ink-jet method. The pretreatment liquid contains at least one selected from the group consisting of succinic acid, succinic acid salt, acetic acid, and acetic acid salt; and water.04-01-2010
20090191341LIQUID BODY DISCHARGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING LIQUID BODY - A liquid body discharge device includes: a plurality of nozzles for discharging a liquid body to a liquid body discharged region of a substrate; and a plurality of heads including the plurality of nozzles. In the device, the liquid body is discharged to the liquid body discharged region of the substrate by moving one of the substrate and the plurality of heads. Further, an alignment direction of the plurality of nozzles provided to at least one of the plurality of heads is different from an alignment direction of the plurality of nozzles provided to a rest of the plurality of heads. Furthermore, the at least one of the heads moves in a moving path A and the rest of the plurality of heads moves in a moving path B that is a different moving path from the moving path A.07-30-2009
20120183690METHOD OF IMPRINTING TEXTURE ON RIGID SUBSTRATE USING FLEXIBLE STAMP - A method of imprinting a texture on a rigid substrate, having area greater than 50 square centimeters, preferably greater than 200 square centimeters, is provided. The texture imprinted on the rigid substrate facilitates light management through the rigid substrate. The method includes wet coating a layer of a curable material on the rigid substrate. Thereafter, the method includes pressurizing a flexible stamp over the layer of curable material to imprint the texture. The flexible stamp includes a bottom zone having a texture profile corresponding to the texture. The bottom zone has Young's Modulus between 0.5 MPa and 3000 MPa and enables tolerance for microscopic defects during imprinting of the texture. The flexible stamp also includes a top zone having Young's Modulus between 0.1 GPa and 10 GPa. The top zone enables tolerance for macroscopic defects. Further, the method includes curing the layer of curable material.07-19-2012
20100086692INK JET PRINTING METHOD - An ink jet printing method includes forming an image by discharging droplets of an aqueous ink composition onto a non-ink-absorbing or low ink-absorbing recording medium by ink jet printing, and drying the aqueous ink composition on the recording medium during and/or after forming the image, wherein the aqueous ink composition contains a water-insoluble colorant, resin particles, a silicone surfactant, an acetylene glycol surfactant, a pyrrolidone derivative, a 1,2-alkyldiol, a polyhydric alcohol, and water, and the resin particles contain resin fixative particles and wax particles.04-08-2010
20100047452CAPILLARY COATING DEVICES AND METHODS - A discontinuous capillary coating device. At least one capillary tube is filled with a coating material. At least one coating substrate receives a liquid coating film. At least one capillary tube holder holds the capillary tube, guiding movement of the capillary tube. At least one traversing mechanism drives the capillary tube holder or coating substrate to move.02-25-2010
20100047451ACTINIC-RADIATION CURABLE INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, INK JET PRINTING APPARATUS, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING ACTINIC-RADIATION CURABLE INK COMPOSITION - An actinic-radiation curable ink composition includes a colorant, a dendritic polymer serving as a polymerizable compound, and a thioxanthone photoinitiator having a plurality of functional groups. The proportion of the thioxanthone photoinitiator is in the range of 3% to 27% by mass with respect to the total mass of the dendritic polymer.02-25-2010
20100075046AQUEOUS INK, AQUEOUS INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND IMAGE-FORMING METHOD - An aqueous ink comprises water, a water-insoluble coloring material, and plurality of water-soluble organic solvents and the plurality of water-soluble organic solvents including a good medium or good mediums for the water-insoluble coloring material and a poor medium or poor mediums for the water-insoluble coloring material. The ratio of the content of the poor medium and the content of the good medium is in a specific range. A water-soluble organic solvent showing the maximum Ka value out of respective Ka values of the plurality of water-soluble organic solvents is the poor medium. When the aqueous ink is in contact with a specific reaction liquid, the dissolution state or dispersed state of the water-insoluble coloring material in the ink is made unstable. As a result, an image which has a sufficiently large area factor even with a small amount of ink droplets and is excellent in image density, bleeding resistance, and fixability can be obtained. In addition, the aqueous ink is excellent in storage stability.03-25-2010
20100075048Method Of Forming Solid Ink Stick With Coded Mark - A method of manufacturing an ink stick provides the ink stick with a coded mark. The method includes forming an ink stick body of a phase change ink composition, and applying a marking composition to a surface of the ink stick body to form a coded mark on the surface of the ink stick body at the marking station, the marking composition being composed of the same phase change ink composition used to form the ink stick body.03-25-2010
20100075045INKJET RECORDING MEDIUM AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The invention provides an inkjet recording medium including at least two ink receiving layers containing inorganic fine particles and a water soluble resin on a non-water-absorptive support, wherein a mass ratio of the inorganic fine particles to the water soluble resin in an upper layer of the ink receiving layers which is the furthest away from the non-water-absorptive support is larger by 1 or more than that in a lower layer of the ink receiving layers which is located between the upper layer and the non-water-absorptive support, which is capable of forming an image with a high color density and small changes in hue; and an inkjet recording method of forming a clear and high-density recorded image with suppressed changes in hue from the hue immediately after printing.03-25-2010
20100075043INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The invention provides an inkjet recording method, including recording on an inkjet recording medium having, on a support, an ink receiving layer containing at least inorganic fine particles, polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer having a keto group, and a crosslinking agent, using inkjet ink containing at least a dye, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent in which 40% by mass or more of the water-soluble organic solvent is at least one member selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol monoalkyl ether, diethylene glycol monoalkyl ether, propylene glycol monoalkyl ether, dipropylene glycol monoalkyl ether, 1,2-alkanediol, ethylene glycol dialkyl ether, diethylene glycol dialkyl ether, triethylene glycol dialkyl ether, propylene glycol dialkyl ether, dipropylene glycol dialkyl ether, and tripropylene glycol dialkyl ether. The inkjet recording method can provide a clear and high density recorded image and can suppress changes in hue from the hue obtained immediately after image printing.03-25-2010
20100075042COMPOSITE MATERIALS FROM CHARGED OR FUNCTIONALIZED LATEXES FOR INKJET APPLICATIONS - An inkjet receiver comprising a support and one or more layers coated on the support, at least one of which comprises a particulate material and a binder, the particulate material comprising composite particles having an inner portion and an outer portion or core-shell arrangement, wherein the inner portion comprises a negatively-charged, positively-charged or functionalized latex, and the outer portion comprises an inorganic material having enhanced keeping properties and reduced ozone-induced dye fade.03-25-2010
20100075041INKJET RECORDING YELLOW INK, INKJET RECORDING INK SET AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Disclosed is an inkjet recording yellow ink comprising at least one water-soluble azo dye selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by formula (Y) described below and a salt thereof and at least one glycol ether represented by formula (A) described below, wherein the glycol ether is contained in an amount of 25% by mass to 100% by mass relative to a total amount of water-soluble organic solvent in the ink.03-25-2010
20100075040INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes a colorant represented by the following formula (I); water; a guanidine-based compound; and a colorless water-soluble planar compound having more than ten delocalized π-electrons within one molecule:03-25-2010
20100075039Ink composition and method of use - An ink and method of its use for printing on a variety of substrates in a first aspect involves a water-insoluble colorant, water, and a primary solvent such as diacetone alcohol capable of dissolving both the water-insoluble colorant and the water. In a further aspect, the ink composition comprises a secondary solvent capable of modifying the properties of the ink, the secondary solvent being selected from the group consisting of alcohols, amines, esters, glycol ethers, ketones, polyols, and keto-pyrroles. In a still further aspect, the ink may comprise at least two polyols, including a first polyol characterized by being semi-solid at operating temperature and a second polyol characterized by being liquid at operating temperature. In a further aspect, the ink composition comprises a surfactant selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbon-based surfactants, silicone-based surfactants, and fluorosurfactants.03-25-2010
20100075038Ink Carriers Containing Low Viscosity Functionalized Waxes, Phase Change Inks Including Same, And Methods For Making Same - A phase change ink including a colorant and a carrier including a tri-ester of the formula03-25-2010
20120244285BUBBLE DISCHARGING STRUCTURE, REVERSE PRINTING BLOCK, DISPLAY DEVICE, PRINTING METHOD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed herein is a bubble discharging structure, including a substrate which has a first area and a second area adjacent to the first area, and on which a counter substrate is caused to come in contact with the first area to provide a film having a first pattern, and a bubble discharging path through which the first area and the second area communicate with each other, and through which a bubble confined between the substrate and the counter substrate when the counter substrate is caused to come in contact with the first area is discharged from the first area to the second area.09-27-2012
20120244283METHOD FOR PRODUCING BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL AND MOLD FOR PRODUCING BALL COVER THEREOF - In a baseball or softball shaping method and mold for a ball cover, firstly the ball core is independently formed, thereafter the ball core is placed in the mold cavity of the mold, this mold being constructed from two corresponding figure of 8 shaped soft mold pieces, a joining surface formed where the two mold pieces dock together, and on the inside side of the joining surface, grooves are set to form the raised sewn section on the ball cover and protrusions extend towards the cavity interior for supporting and positioning the ball core, and a material inlet and air outlets set where the two mold pieces join, finally PU material is injected around the ball core placed in the cavity of the ball cover mold to cover the ball core and form the complete ball. Using this invention to produce balls, allows for easy formation of the balls, simplified additional work procedures, greatly increasing the production rate of baseballs and softballs, additionally, utilizing protruding supports to position the ball core followed by forming of the ball cover, together with the air outlets set on the mold, effectively ensures uniform thickness of the ball cover and uniform surface qualities, with precise control over the standards of the ball, for example the pressure resistance values and bounce values, thereby guaranteeing the physical properties of the ball.09-27-2012
20130084392PREVENTION OF PARTICLE ADDERS WHEN CONTACTING A LIQUID MENISCUS OVER A SUBSTRATE - A method for meniscus processing a substrate is provided. The method initiates with generating a meniscus spanning at least a length of the substrate. A pre-wetting liquid or vapor is dispensed. A substrate is moved through the dispensed pre-wetting liquid or vapor and the meniscus. The dispensed pre-wetting vapor condenses a pre-wetting liquid over a region of the substrate adjacent to a region of the substrate where the meniscus is generated. The pre-wetting liquid is deposited without substantially generating surface flow of the pre-wetting liquid on the substrate, and the pre-wetting liquid prevents the leading edge of the meniscus from contacting a dry surface region of the substrate.04-04-2013
20090117277SELECTIVE PLACEMENT OF CARBON NANOTUBES ON OXIDE SURFACES - The present invention provides a method for the selective placement of carbon nanotubes on a particular surface. In particular, the present invention provides a method in which self-assembled monolayers formed on an unpatterned or patterned metal oxide surface are used to attract or repel carbon nanotubes from a dispersion containing the same. In accordance with the present invention, the carbon nanotubes can be attracted to the self-assembled monolayers so as to be attached to the metal oxide surface, or they can be repelled by the self-assembled monolayers bonding to a predetermined surface other than the metal oxide surface containing the self-assembled monolayers.05-07-2009
20100028537Ink Carriers Containing Surface Modified Nanoparticles, Phase Change Inks Including Same, and Methods for Making Same - An ink carrier comprising a dispersion of at least one of silica nanoparticles surface modified with a hydrophobic group or metal oxide nanoparticles surface modified with a hydrophobic group exhibiting a substantially uniform distribution of said nanoparticles discretely distributed therewithin, said ink carrier being resistant to substantial aggregation of said nanoparticles distributed therewithin.02-04-2010
20090186155INK FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS, METHOD OF DETERMINING, AND METHOD OF INK-JET RECORDING - An ink for ink-jet recording includes a luminescence marker which emits light by oxidization. It may be determined whether the ink for ink-jet recording is used for recording the ink-jet recorded object with a simple method such as an evaluation of luminescence by oxidation, without requiring a special equipment.07-23-2009
20100075047Anthrapyridone dyes and their preparation and use - Anthrapyridone dyes of general formula (III)03-25-2010
20080241393METHOD FOR MAKING POSITIVE PHOTOSENSITIVE PLANOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE - A method for making a positive photosensitive planographic printing plate including of a base having formed thereon in this order an undercoat layer and an image recording layer, wherein the undercoat layer is obtained by applying an undercoat layer solution containing a solvent and an acrylic resin having an alkali-soluble group, followed by drying the coating, the image recording layer contains a novolac resin and an infrared absorbing agent, and the applied undercoat layer solution is dried in an undercoat layer drying step which includes a steam-containing hot air drying step using steam-containing hot air having a temperature of 90° C. to 200° C., and a relative humidity of 8% to 70%.10-02-2008
20130183447METHODS FOR PREPARING STRUCTURED ORGANIC FILM MICRO-FEATURES BY INKJET PRINTING - Methods for making a substrate comprising structured organic film nano- to micro-features are disclosed. The methods for forming SOF micro-features may include: providing a substrate; discharging at least one droplet toward the substrate by an ink jet method, the at least one droplet including a plurality of molecular building blocks each comprising a segment and a number of functional groups; depositing the at least one droplet on the substrate; promoting a change in the deposited at least one droplet and forming at least one dry structured organic film (SOF) on the substrate.07-18-2013
20100040781Grout for laying paver stones and method of use - A dry, non-shrink composition which is admixed with water to cure into a hard but flexible and non-shrinking grout for laying paver stones, the dry composition comprising ingredients by percent weight of: 94-96% silica sand; 2-4% polymer powder mixture of vinyl acetate, and a vinyl ester in equal proportions, jointly polymerized using ethane; 0.5-1.5% cement; and 0.5-1.5% colorant. The dry composition is swept into joints between paver stones and water is then added to hydrate the dry mixture which forms a grouting material with interlocking physical joints to a porous material such as travertine.02-18-2010
20090130308Aqueous dispersion; recording liquid, image-forming method, and image-forming apparatus, using the same; and production method of the aqueous dispersion, and inkjet ink obtained from the method - An aqueous dispersion, having particles of a water-insoluble colorant containing at least one pigment, with the particles being dispersed in a medium containing therein both water and a dispersing agent, wherein the water-insoluble colorant has a crystalline structure, and an average particle diameter of the particles is in the range of from 5 nm to 40 nm, and a monodispersity of the particles is 1.5 or less.05-21-2009
20100028538Reusable printing carrier assembly and method of making and operating the assembly - A device for retaining a print medium during printing according to various exemplary embodiments can include a print medium protector pocket having a front sheet, a back sheet, and an opening. The pocket may be adapted to receive therein through the opening a print medium. A plurality of retaining mechanisms may be cut into the back sheet for releasably attaching the print medium and holding the print medium relative to the back sheet during a printing operation.02-04-2010
20100092673INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method including recording on an inkjet recording medium having a support and an ink receiving layer containing at least inorganic microparticles, a water-soluble resin and a crosslinking agent provided on the support, using an inkjet ink containing at least a dye, water, a water-soluble polymer thickening agent having a molecular weight of 1800 or greater, and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein 40% by weight or more of the water-soluble organic solvent is a water-soluble organic solvent which gives a swelling ratio of 3% or less for the water-soluble resin that has been crosslinked by the crosslinking agent. An inkjet recording method is provided that is capable of obtaining sharp and high-density recorded images, is capable of highly suppressing color changes occurring from immediately after printing, and is excellent in ejection stability.04-15-2010
20100092671AMBIENT CURE SOLVENT-BASED COATINGS FOR WRITABLE-ERASABLE SURFACES - Solvent-based coatings having writable-erasable surfaces are provided. The coatings have many desirable attributes. For example, the coatings cure rapidly under ambient conditions, have low VOC emissions upon curing, and have reduced tendency to form ghost images, even after prolonged normal use.04-15-2010
20100104756Water-Based Ink for Ink-Jet Recording, Ink Set for Ink-Jet Recording, Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus, Method of Ink-Jet Recording, Color Change Inhibitor, and Method of Suppressing Color Change - The present invention provides a water-based ink for ink-jet recording containing a coloring agent, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent. The coloring agent contains a dye represented by the following general formula (1). The ink further includes a boron compound and at least one of amino polycarboxylic acid and amino polycarboxylate.04-29-2010
20130029048AMBIENT CURE WATER-BASED COATINGS FOR WRITABLE-ERASABLE SURFACES - Water-based coatings having writable-erasable surfaces are provided. The coatings have many desirable attributes. For example, the coatings cure under ambient conditions, have low or no VOC emissions during and upon curing, and have reduced tendency to form ghost images, even after prolonged normal use.01-31-2013
20130029047INKJET HEAD, METHOD OF DETECTING EJECTION ABNORMALITY OF THE INKJET HEAD, AND METHOD OF FORMING FILM - There are provided n number of line-type inkjet nozzles (01-31-2013
20130029046PRINTING INK CONTAINING A DIVINYL ESTER - Printing ink comprising a divinyl ester of a C2 to C8 dicarboxylic acid.01-31-2013
20130029045COATING LIQUID FOR INK JET AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME - A coating liquid comprising: an oxazoline group-containing resin; an alkanediol having 7 or more carbon atoms; a surfactant; and water.01-31-2013
20130029044THERMOSETTING COMPOSITION - The invention provides a single liquid oil and method for fabricating the same, and method for forming a thin film. The single liquid oil includes: 60-80 parts by weight of an waterborne acrylic resin; 3-10 parts by weight of a metal pigment; 0.5-3 parts by weight of an auxiliary agent; 5-12 parts by weight of an organic solvent; and 15-25 parts by weight of water.01-31-2013
20090304925Inkjet inks containing crosslinked polyurethanes - Inkjet inks are described that have, as a principal component, a crosslinked poly-urethane dispersoid binder additive. These inks can be used for printing on different media, and are particularly suitable for printing on paper.12-10-2009
20090304926AQUEOUS CARBON BLACK FORMULATIONS FOR INK JET - Aqueous carbon black formulation containing a) at least one carbon black and b) at least one neutralized sulphation product of the reaction product of nitrobenzene and aniline in the presence of iron(II) chloride.12-10-2009
20090041938MIXTURES OF FIBRE REACTIVE DYES PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF - The present invention concerns a dye mixture comprising at least one dye of the general formula (I)02-12-2009
20090041937Curable Inkjet Ink Set and Methods For Inkjet Printing - A method for inkjet printing includes, in order, the steps of a) providing an ink-receiver; b) jetting an image on the ink-receiver with a curable inkjet ink; and c) jetting and curing on the image an outermost layer of a curable liquid; wherein the curable liquid contains a silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compound in an amount between 20 wt % and 99.6 wt % based on the total weight of the curable liquid and the silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compounds are either absent or present in the curable inkjet ink in a concentration of less than 20 wt % based on the total weight of the curable inkjet ink. A curable inkjet ink set includes curable inkjet inks and one curable liquid wherein the curable liquid contains a silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compound in an amount between 20 wt % and 99.6 wt % based on the total weight of the curable liquid and that silicon modified or fluorinated polymerizable compounds are either absent or present in the curable inkjet inks in a concentration of less than 20 wt % based on the total weight of the curable inkjet ink.02-12-2009
20120219715AQUEOUS DISPERSION FOR INKJET PRINTING - The invention relates to (1) a water dispersion for ink-jet printing including a polymer and a pigment mixture of C.I. Pigment Yellow 74 (A) and an azo compound (B) represented by the following formula (1) which is dispersed with the polymer, wherein a total pigment solid content of the components (A) and (B) in the water dispersion is from 15 to 35% by weight; and (2) a water-based ink for ink jet printing including a polymer and a pigment mixture of C.I. Pigment Yellow 74 (A) and the azo compound (B) which is dispersed with the polymer, wherein a total pigment solid content of the components (A) and (B) in the water-based ink is from 3 to 20% by weight,08-30-2012
20130059080Method of Eliminating Defects While Extrusion Coating Film Using Speed Control of the Nip Roll - It has now been determined that an internal optical defect can be eliminated by controlling the relative speed mismatch between the resilient roll and the casting roll in a film extrusion coating process. In particular, slowing down the surface speed of the resilient roll relative to the casting roll when coating a biaxially orientated film was found to remove the optical defect. Conversely, speeding up the surface speed of the resilient roll relative to the casting roll when coating a uniaxially orientated film was found to remove the optical defect.03-07-2013
20100086684DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ORIENTATING A PLURALITY OF CASSETTES FOR LABORATORY SAMPLES04-08-2010
20110014375MAGENTA INKJET INK HAVING IMPROVED PRINT QUALITY WITH POROUS PHOTO MEDIA - The present invention relates to magenta dye-based inkjet inks having improved permanence when jetted onto porous photo media. The inkjet ink includes a mixture of at least two magenta dyes, at least three co-solvents comprising about 18 to about 24% of the composition of the ink by weight, a penetrant, at least one wetting agent, and water.01-20-2011
20090297715APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING A CYLINDRICALLY-SHAPED ELEMENT HAVING A CLAMP ASSEMBLY - The invention relates to an apparatus and process for treating a cylindrically-shaped element that includes means for supporting the element by contacting an interior surface of the element, means for providing a treatment medium adjacent an exterior surface of the element opposite the interior surface, and clamping means for biasing the supporting means to a preset position at one end thereof and adapted to open and close around the supporting means, or, clamping means for biasing the providing means to a preset position at one end thereof and adapted to open and close around the supporting means.12-03-2009
20090297714FLUSH PIGMENT FOR SOLID INKJET INK - The present disclosure provides for the process for preparing a solid inkjet ink using a pigment flush. One process includes applying a first mixing step to a pigment and a flushing agent to flush the pigment from am aqueous phase to a non-aqueous phase to form a pigment dispersion, adding at least one other ink ingredient, and incorporating the other ink ingredient in the pigment dispersion by applying a second mixing step to form a solid inkjet ink. Another process disclosed includes adding at least one ink ingredient directly to a pigment dispersion and mixing by applying a high shear mixer.12-03-2009
20090269495Method for Producing Nanostructures on a Substrate - A method for producing nanostructures on a substrate, by dripping a solution of nanostructure-forming material in water onto the substrate heated to a temperature above the temperature at which a drop of the solution is initially suspended on a vapor cushion after being applied by dripping onto the substrate, with nanostructures being formed when the drops evaporate.10-29-2009
20090068360INKJET RECORDING MEDIUM AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording medium comprising a support, an ink receiving layer containing fine particles and a water-soluble resin, and a back coat layer containing a specific resin, and satisfying the equation B>−30A+4C+37, wherein A is a static friction coefficient between the uppermost surface at the back coat layer side of the support and a metal roller onto which wear-resistant particles are adhered, B is an amount of deformation of the overall layer(s) on the back coat layer side of the support B (μm), and C is an overall rigidity of the layers including the support, the ink receiving layer and the back coat layer (mN·m), and A, B and C are within the ranges of 0.84>A>0.44, 32>B>20 and 5>C>2, respectively.03-12-2009
20090068359WATER-BASED INKS FOR INK-JET PRINTING - The present invention relates to a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which not only satisfies a high optical density but also exhibits excellent high lighter-fastness and gloss; and a water dispersion used for the water-based ink. There are provided a water dispersion for ink-jet printing containing (A) a self-dispersible pigment, (B) self-emulsifiable polymer particles containing a constitutional unit derived from a salt-forming group-containing monomer, and (C) emulsion polymer particles; and a water-based ink containing the water dispersion.03-12-2009
20090238977INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet ink is provided which contains at least a coloring material and a water-soluble organic solvent, where the water-soluble organic solvent contains a branched alkanediol having hydroxyl groups at both terminals of its main chain and at least one of a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2):09-24-2009
20090238976INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an ink jet ink, which gives a superior lightfastness to an ink image, has a superior sticking resistance and intermittent ejection stability, and gives a preferable color tone to the image. The ink includes an azo-based dye represented by formula (I) and a water-soluble organic solvent represented by bis(2-hydroxyethyl)sulfone represented by formula (II).09-24-2009
20090238975INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet ink providing an image having excellent lightfastness and having sticking resistance and intermittent ejection stability. The ink jet ink is characterized by containing at least a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and a compound represented by the following general formula (II).09-24-2009
20090238974INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet ink is provided which can retain good stability and shows superior intermittent ejection stability not only under a low-temperature, low-humidity environment but also a high-temperature, low-humidity environment even when the evaporation of water in the ink progresses. The ink jet ink includes a coloring material and water-soluble organic solvents, wherein the content of the coloring material is less than 7.0 mass %, the water-soluble organic solvents include glycerin and a branched alkanediol having hydroxyl groups at both terminals of its main chain, the content C of glycerin is 6.0 to 12.0 mass %, the content A of the branched alkanediol is 4.0 to 11.0 mass %, and the content A of the branched alkanediol and the total content B of the water-soluble organic solvents satisfy the relationship of 0.30≦A/B≦0.50.09-24-2009
20090238973Method of forming inkjet image - The present invention provides a method of forming an inkjet image, the method comprising: providing an inkjet recording ink comprising a colorless water-soluble planar compound having ten or more delocalized pi-electrons in one molecule; impacting a first droplet of the inkjet recording ink on a surface of an image receiving material; impacting a second droplet of the inkjet recording ink, within 50 milliseconds after the first droplet on the recording ink impacts on the surface of the image receiving material, on a surface of the image receiving material at a location where the second and the first droplet contact each other.09-24-2009
20090232990WATER-INSOLUBLE COLORANT DISPERSION, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING LIQUID, INK SET, IMAGE-FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A water-insoluble colorant dispersion prepared by a production method including a step of codissolving a water-insoluble colorant and a polymer compound having one or more acid groups selected from carboxylic acid group, sulfonic acid group and phosphoric acid group as hydrophilic group in an organic solvent in the presence of a phase-transfer base represented by the Formula (I) or (II), and mixing the obtained solution with an aqueous medium; characterized by containing water-insoluble colorant fine particles, a polymer compound having one or more acid groups selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid group, sulfonic acid group and phosphoric acid group as hydrophilic group, an aqueous medium, and a phase-transfer base represented by the Formula (I) or (II):09-17-2009
20090232988Inkjet Printing - A single phase aqueous composition suitable for thermal inkjet printing comprises a mixture of curable materials including at least two curable oligomers; and one or more co-solvents for the curable materials.09-17-2009
20090047431INKJET INK, AND INK CARTRIDGE, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INK RECORD USING THE SAME - The present invention provides an inkjet ink containing at least a colorant, water, a water insoluble resin, a fluorine surfactant, and a polyether-modified silicone oil, wherein the polyether-modified silicone oil has a hydrophobic value of 0.40 to 1.5, and the hydrophobic value is expressed by Equation 1:02-19-2009
20090011130INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - Provided is a black ink which provides an image with excellent color tone, little color tone change after a light fastness test and excellent balance of color tone change and light fastness. The black ink further provides an image with a gradation property having a color tone close to a neutral color tone even before and after a light fastness test. The ink contains at least a compound represented by the general formula (I) as a first coloring material, a compound represented by the general formula (II) as a second coloring material and a compound represented by the general formula (III) as a third coloring material.01-08-2009
20100075044WATER-BASED INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides a water-based ink composition including: a water-based medium, a colored particle containing a pigment and a water-insoluble polymer dispersant, and a self-dispersing polymer particle including a hydrophilic constituent unit, and a hydrophobic constituent unit derived from alicyclic (meth)acrylate, as well as an ink set comprising the water-based ink composition, and an image forming method using the aqueaous ink composition or the ink set.03-25-2010
20100086686INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK CARTRIDGE - Provided is an ink jet ink capable of achieving at a high level both ejection stability and storage stability. Provided is an ink jet ink, including at least a pigment, and a star polymer in which four or more (co)polymer chains of an α,β-ethylenically unsaturated monomer are bonded to a central skeleton. The (co)polymer chains have two or more first (co)polymer chains each containing at least an aromatic monomer unit and two or more second (co)polymer chains each containing at least one monomer unit selected from the group consisting of acid monomers and salts of the acid monomers.04-08-2010
20100086687INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK CARTRIDGE - To provide an ink jet ink capable of achieving both high colorability and excellent bleeding resistance of an image and having excellent storage stability, provided is an ink jet ink including at least a pigment and a star polymer having a structure represented by at least one formula selected from the group consisting of the following general formulae (1) to (3).04-08-2010
20100086691PRINTING METHOD EMPLOYING INK JET RECORDING TECHNIQUE - A printing method employing an ink jet recording technique includes: forming an image with an ink jet recording technique by ejecting droplets of a water-based ink composition onto a recording medium having no or low ink absorbency; and drying the water-based ink composition on the recording medium, the drying being conducted so as to at least overlap the forming. The water-based ink composition contains at least one selected from N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, tetramethylurea, and dimethyl sulfoxide; a water-insoluble coloring agent; a water-soluble resin; thermoplastic resin particles; a silicone-based surfactant; an acetylene glycol-based surfactant; a penetrating agent; a moisture retaining agent; and water. The total content of the N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, the tetramethylurea, and the dimethyl sulfoxide in the water-based ink composition is 3.0 to 10.0 mass %. The content of the penetrating agent in the water-based ink composition is 3.0 to 8.0 mass %. The content of the moisture retaining agent in the water-based ink composition is 5.0 to 10.0 mass %.04-08-2010
20090232989INK COMPOSITION AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - The present invention provides an ink composition comprising pigment particles covered with a water-insoluble resin, resin particles, a water-soluble organic solvent, water, and a solid wetting agent in an amount of 5% by mass or more.09-17-2009
20110014376INKJET INK HAVING IMPROVED HIGH RESOLUTION NOZZLE PLATE COMPATIBILITY - The present invention relates to inkjet inks having improved compatibility with high resolution nozzle plate materials such that the inkjet inks resist clogging nozzles and flooding upon jetting. The inkjet ink includes one or more colorants, at least three co-solvents comprising about 18% to about 24% of the composition of the ink by weight, a penetrant, at least one wetting agent, and water.01-20-2011
20100092669INKJET PRINTING SYSTEM, INK, AND PROCESS - An inkjet printing system comprises an inkjet printer and an inkjet ink comprising water, a self-dispersing carbon black pigment, and a water soluble polymer containing carboxylate groups, wherein:04-15-2010
20110281032INK COMPOSTION AND RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes an aluminum pigment, a white pigment, and a dispersion solvent, wherein the ink composition has a structure in which the aluminum pigment is dispersed in the dispersion solvent and the content of the white pigment is 0.01% to 10% based on the content of the aluminum pigment, or includes silver particles, a white pigment, and water, wherein the particle diameter d90 in the particle diameter accumulation curve of the silver particles is 50 nm to 1 μm, the ink composition has a structure in which the silver particles are dispersed in the water, and the content of the white pigment is 1% to 10% based on the content of the silver particles.11-17-2011
20110123714CONTINUOUS INKJET PRINTER AQUOUS INK COMPOSITION - A continuous ink jet printer aqueous ink composition including pigment particles dispersed with a dispersant or self dispersing pigment particles without the need for a dispersant, and a polymer additive distinct from any dispersant used to disperse the pigment particles, wherein the polymer additive comprises a water soluble block copolymer having one or more poly(ethylene oxide) block segments wherein the polymer additive is present in an amount effective to stabilize the ink composition against shear induced agglomeration caused by pumping the ink composition through a continuous ink jet printing fluid system. A method of continuous ink jet printing includes A) providing a main fluid supply of a continuous inkjet printer with an aqueous ink composition of the invention; B) pumping the ink composition from the main fluid supply to a print head and ejecting a continuous stream of the ink composition from the print head which continuous stream is broken into spaced droplets; and C) in response to electrical signals received from a control mechanism, controlling the spaced droplets to select between printing droplets for marking a substrate and nonprinting droplets that are collected and returned to the main fluid supply.05-26-2011
20090061093METHODS FOR SPONSORED PRINTING OF IMAGES WITH PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND SYSTEMS THEREOF - A method, computer readable medium and system for sponsored printing of images with promotional material includes identifying at least one of one or more promotional materials for at least one of a one or more images based on at least one criteria. The identified promotional material and the image are provided in a combined format for printing on a media.03-05-2009
20130022747Tube With Resilient Applicator for Dispensing Texture Material - The present invention may be embodied as an apparatus for applying texture material to a destination surface defining a pre-textured portion formed by a spray system and an untextured portion, where the pre-textured portion comprises visually perceptible particles. The apparatus comprises a flexible container defining a container chamber, texture material arranged within the container chamber, a sponge base, and a sponge member. The application of deliberate manual force to the container forces the texture material in the container chamber out of the container member. The sponge member is angled with respect to the dispensing axis such that a visually perceptible exposed portion of the particulate material transferred to the untextured portion of the destination surface is allowed to project from the destination surface after the texture material is deposited on the destination surface.01-24-2013
20100266767Paint roller tray with foot raisable bail handle - A paint roller tray (10-21-2010
20090142492WATER BASE INK FOR INKJET RECORDING - The present invention relates to a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which is excellent in rubbing resistance upon printing on coated papers such as photographic papers, and also exhibits a high optical density upon printing on plain papers. The water-based ink for ink-jet printing according to the present invention includes a dispersion of a pigment wherein the number of pigment-containing polymer particles in the pigment dispersion which have a particle size of 0.57 μm or more among the pigment-containing polymer particles contained in the pigment dispersion in the ink is 1.2×1006-04-2009
20100323109Selective Deposition of Metal on Plastic Substrates - The present invention relates to a method of selectively plating a plastic article comprising a first polymer resin portion and a second polymer resin portion, wherein said first polymer resin portion is not rendered plateable by sulfonation and said second polymer resin portion is rendered plateable by sulfonation. The method comprises the steps of sulfonating the plastic article, activating the sulfonated plastic article to accept plating thereon, and plating the sulfonated and activated article in an electroless plating bath. The plastic article is selectively plated such that the first polymer resin portion does not have plating thereon and the second polymer resin portion is electrolessly plated.12-23-2010
20100143589AQUEOUS INKJET INKS WITH IONICALLY STABILIZED DISPERSIONS AND POLYURETHANE INK ADDITIVES - Inks that contain ionically stabilized dispersions and selected polyurethane ink additives are described. These ionically stabilized dispersions are obtained from polymeric dispersants where the hydrophilic components are minimized. These stabilized dispersions can be utilized to prepare ink jet inks which when printed result in improved optical density, chroma, gloss and especially distinctness of image. The stability of the ionically stabilized dispersions are sufficient for ink jet inks. The polyurethane ink additives are chosen from polyurethanes which are urea terminated or crosslinked.06-10-2010
20090246379Method for forming ink jet image - The present invention provides a method for forming an ink jet image, the method comprising forming an image by using an apparatus to form an image on an image-receiving material by an ink jet system with an ink for ink jet recording containing at least a water-soluble dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent and, after image formation, discharge and stack a plurality of the image-receiving materials respectively having images formed thereon, wherein the water-soluble organic solvent is selected from a water-soluble diol and/or a pyrrolidone derivative each having an I/O value of 3.0 or more, and is contained in an amount of 40% by mass or more of the entire amount of water-soluble organic solvents in the ink for ink jet recording.10-01-2009
20090311426INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The inkjet recording method includes: a treatment liquid depositing step of applying treatment liquid onto a recording medium while holding the recording medium on a circumferential surface of a treatment liquid drum and conveying the recording medium by rotating the treatment liquid drum, and drying at least a portion of a solvent in the treatment liquid; an image forming step of ejecting ink from a line type inkjet head to deposit the ink onto the recording medium on which the treatment liquid has been deposited, while holding the recording medium on a circumferential surface of an image formation drum and conveying the recording medium by rotating the image formation drum, the ink containing at least a resin dispersant (A), a pigment (B) that is dispersed by the resin dispersant (A), self-dispersible polymer micro-particles (C) and an aqueous liquid medium (D), the ink having one of a solid component that is aggregated upon making contact with the treatment liquid and a solid component that is precipitated upon making contact with the treatment liquid; and a drying step of drying a solvent in the ink having been deposited on the recording medium while holding the recording medium on a circumferential surface of a drying drum and conveying the recording medium by rotating the drying drum.12-17-2009
20130022746AQUEOUS INKJET INKS WITH IONICALLY STABILIZED DISPERSIONS AND POLYURETHANE INK ADDITIVES - Inks that contain ionically stabilized dispersions and selected polyurethane ink additives are described. These ionically stabilized dispersions are obtained from polymeric dispersants where the hydrophilic components are minimized. These stabilized dispersions can be utilized to prepare ink jet inks which when printed result in improved optical density, chroma, gloss and especially distinctness of image. The stability of the ionically stabilized dispersions are sufficient for ink jet inks. The polyurethane ink additives are chosen from polyurethanes which are urea terminated or crosslinked.01-24-2013
20110300298CLEAR INK COMPOSITION - There is provided a clear ink composition containing a water-insoluble alkanediol having at least seven carbon atoms, a water-soluble alcohol that functions as a dissolution aid for dissolving the water-insoluble alkanediol, water, a fine polymer particle at least containing polyolefin, and a fluorene resin. A colorant is not used.12-08-2011
20110135823METAL ORGANIC PRECURSOR, A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND A METHOD OF FORMING A CONDUCTIVE METAL FILM OR PATTERN - A metal organic precursor, including a metal-chelate complex including a chelate including a Groups 3 to 12 metal ion, a chelating ligand, and an anion bound to the chelate, wherein the chelating ligand forms a reducing compound and a volatile material at a temperature of about 160° C. or lower, the anion forms a reducing compound and a volatile material at a temperature of about 180° C. or lower, and the metal-chelate complex is represented by Formula I:06-09-2011
20110171385COATING COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING STARCH NANOPARTICLES - Media coating composition and inkjet recording media including it. An example composition includes a total solid content ranging from about 10 to about 65 weight percent by total weight of the composition. The solid content includes from about 80 to about 99 weight percent of insoluble starch nanoparticles having a particle size ranging from about 50 to about 300 nm and from about 1 to about 20 weight percent of fillers by total weight of the solid content. A disclosed example inkjet recording media includes a supporting substrate, and the coating composition disposed on the substrate.07-14-2011
20110293834Thermal Activated Pressure Sensitive Adhesive and Method for Producing the Same and Product therewith - A thermally activated pressure sensitive adhesive includes a substrate having a thermally activated pressure sensitive adhesive applied to one side of thereof. A method and system for includes forming a pressure sensitive adhesive coated substrate using a thermally activated pressure sensitive adhesive coated substrate.12-01-2011
20110293833Zwitterionic Block Copolymers and Methods - Zwitterionic block copolymers having oppositely charged or chargeable terminal groups, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed. The zwitterionic block copolymers can undergo microphase separation.12-01-2011
20090291214PROTEIN INKS OF COLLOIDAL IMMOBILIZED PROTEINS - Protein inks made up of proteinated or enzymatic nanoparticles dispersed in liquid solution as a colloid can be printed or coated upon a variety of types of substrates to create a variety of types of products. Examples include, protein microarrays, biochips, biosensors and biochemical reactors. In one application, these immobilized protein inks form three-dimensional bioactive coatings that demonstrate increased stability and sensitivity as compared to other types of protein immobilizing strategies.11-26-2009
20100098860THERMAL INK JET INK COMPOSITION - A thermal ink jet ink composition includes one or more volatile organic solvents, one or more humectants, one or more binder resins, and one or more dyes. The one or more volatile organic solvents are selected from C04-22-2010
20100034972INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - Provided is an ink jet ink capable of recording an image having an unprecedentedly high level of scratch resistance and excellent glossiness while satisfying reliability of the ink such as ejection stability. The ink jet ink contains at least a pigment and a graft polymer, and is characterized in that the graft polymer includes at least a specific nonionic unit and a unit having a polysiloxane structure.02-11-2010
20100021635PIGMENT DISPERSION LIQUID, INKJET RECORDING INK, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - To provide a pigment dispersion liquid which provides an ink capable of recording an image having high fixability and fastness such as scratch resistance and excellent quality stably for a long time in any conditions. A pigment dispersion liquid mainly containing a polymer dispersant, a coloring material and water, in which the polymer dispersant is formed of at least a hydrophobic unit and a hydrophilic unit, the hydrophobic unit having a block portion formed of at least one hydrophobic monomer, the coloring material is formed of a pigment having on its surface an acid form anionic group, and the pigment dispersion liquid further contains a basic compound capable of forming a complex with an alkaline metal.01-28-2010
20110217468INK SET AND RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME - An ink set includes at least a cyan ink composition containing a self-dispersible pigment, a magenta ink composition containing a self-dispersible pigment, and a yellow ink composition containing a pigment coated with a water-insoluble polymer.09-08-2011
20090269496INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes a colorant represented by the following formula (I); water; a guanidine-based compound; and a colorless water-soluble planar compound having more than ten delocalized π-electrons within one molecule:10-29-2009
20090098292Carbon black pigmented ink-jet inks which maintain nozzle health - Compositions, systems, and methods of maintaining the nozzle health of an ink-jet printing apparatus using a self-dispersed carbon black pigment are disclosed. The composition can include a self-dispersed carbon black pigment having a base carbon DBP value of less than 80 and a liquid vehicle containing water and an organic solvent, wherein the carbon black ink-jet ink is formulated to maintain the nozzle health of an ink-jet printing apparatus when fired at a frequency of at least about 18 kHz.04-16-2009
20100112220DISPENSE SYSTEM SET-UP AND CHARACTERIZATION - The present application describes methods and systems for setting up and characterizing fluid dispensing systems. The methods and systems characterize the fluid dispensing systems and associate the characterizations with the corresponding fluid dispensing systems.05-06-2010
20100112218NOVEL PORPHYRAZINE COLORING MATTER, INK, INK SET, AND COLORED PRODUCT - The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter represented by the following formula (1) or a salt thereof;05-06-2010
20090148603Ambient Cure Water-Based Coatings For Writable-Erasable Surfaces - Water-based coatings having writable-erasable surfaces are provided. The coatings have many desirable attributes. For example, the coatings cure under ambient conditions, have low or no VOC emissions during and upon curing, and have reduced tendency to form ghost images, even after prolonged normal use.06-11-2009
20090148601NANOLOOM FOR CONTROLLING POLYMER ASSEMBLY - Systems, devices, and methods are provided for assembling polymer-forming molecular components such that highly-structured arrays of polymer strands, such as collagen fibrils, are formed without the need for cells. A polymer nanoloom is designed to control the self-assembly of monomers into fibrils and related tissue constructs including ligament, tendon, cartilage, and bone. A nanoloom system comprises a polymer printhead, a temperature controller, and a movable substrate for polymer printing. A polymer printhead contains one or more nanoreactors that can control the assembly of collagen fibrils or other polymers on a nanoscale. Methods are provided for temperature-driven, enzyme-driven, and cholesteric assembly of collagen or other polymers into two- or three-dimensional tissue constructs.06-11-2009
20090148600Metal Nanoparticles Stabilized With a Carboxylic Acid-Organoamine Complex - Metal nanoparticles with a stabilizer complex of a carboxylic acid-amine on a surface thereof is formed by reducing a metal carboxylate in the presence of an organoamine and a reducing agent compound. The metal carboxylate may include a carboxyl group having at least four carbon atoms, and the amine may include an organo group having from 1 to about 20 carbon atoms.06-11-2009
20080241391METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A METAL NANOPARTICLE, CONDUCTIVE INK COMPOSITION HAVING THE METAL NANOPARTICLE AND METHOD OF FORMING A CONDUCTIVE PATTERN USING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a metal nanoparticle includes coupling a metal ion to an organic ligand having a weight-average molecular weight of about 10,000 to about 1,500,000. The method further includes reducing the metal ion coupled to the organic ligand to form a metal nanoparticle having a skin layer.10-02-2008
20120034380VACUUM CHAMBER SYSTEM OF COATING APPARATUS AND COATING METHOD USING THE SAME - There are provided a vacuum chamber system of a coating apparatus and a coating method using the same that prevents the attraction phenomenon of a coating solution in intermittent coating, so that the failure rate of coating is reduced, thereby improving the quality of products. In one embodiment, a vacuum chamber system of a coating apparatus includes a vacuum chamber connected to a coating solution outlet of the coating apparatus. A sound pressure generating unit is connected to one region of the vacuum chamber to generate sound pressure. A buffer tank is provided between the vacuum chamber and the sound pressure generating unit. In the vacuum chamber system, a control unit is further provided between the vacuum chamber and the buffer tank. The control unit controls air to be selectively inhaled or blocked from the vacuum chamber and the sound pressure generating unit.02-09-2012
20100119709Organic colorants and compositions containing same - Compositions and methods useful for imparting coloration to various substrates including plastics, paper, wood, fabrics, fibers and textiles. Materials comprising water-soluble colorants including an amidine group and a chromophore moiety are contacted with a substrate, and the substrate permitted to dry to provide substantially water-proof coloration on the substrate. In one embodiment an ink, coating, or dye is an aqueous composition comprising one or more amidines as provided herein, which is contained within a vessel that includes a gas at an effective level of pressure to enable the gas to react with an amidine as herein provided, to provide and maintain the amidine substantially in its protonated form prior to application of the aqueous composition to a desired substrate.05-13-2010
20100119710Patterning apparatus and method using dip-pen nanolithography - An apparatus and a method according to example embodiments is capable of patterning ink on a substrate by using dip-pen nanolithography regardless of the interaction between the ink and the substrate. The patterning apparatus may includes a heat supply control device. The heat supply control device may supply heat so as to liquefy the ink and facilitate the patterning of the ink on the substrate. The melting point of the ink may be set within the predetermined temperature controlled by the heat supply control device.05-13-2010
20100080907IMAGE RECORDING COMPOSITION, INK SET FOR IMAGE RECORDING, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - According to the invention, there is provided an image recording composition comprising a curable material capable of immobilizing a colorant material in a received ink and curable by an external stimulus.04-01-2010
20090087565INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method includes the steps of: depositing droplets of an ink composition which contains at least water, organic solvent, coloring material particles and polymer micro-particles, one of the coloring material particles and the polymer micro-particles having a volume-average diameter that is 1.3 or more times larger than that of the other of the coloring material particles and the polymer-micro particles, the polymer micro-particles having a softening point (Tc) of 45° C. through 120° C. and a viscoelastic character that satisfies conditions of:04-02-2009
20100086689PRINTING METHOD BY INK JET RECORDING - A printing method includes forming an image by ejecting droplets of an aqueous ink composition onto an ink-non-absorbent or ink-low-absorbent recording medium by an ink jet recording technique, and drying the aqueous ink composition on the recording medium at least one of during and after forming the image. The aqueous ink composition contains a water-insoluble coloring agent, a resin component, a silicone surfactant, an acetylene glycol-based surfactant, a pyrrolidone derivative, 1,2-alkyldiol, a polyhydric alcohol, and water.04-08-2010
20100086685INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING - An ink composition is provided that achieves high-quality images free of white streaks or rough textures even when low-resolution printing is performed on printing paper such as art paper.04-08-2010
20100080910Method of Ink-Jet Recording, Pretreatment Liquid, Ink Set, Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus, and Methods of Improving Optical Density of Recorded Object and Improving Quick-Drying Ability of Pigment Ink - A method of ink-jet recording includes a pretreatment process applying a pretreatment liquid onto a recording medium in advance of ink-jet recording, and a recording process recording by ejecting a pigment ink onto the recording medium by an ink-jet method. The pretreatment liquid contains alkali metal halide and water.04-01-2010
20100086693Emulsion ink and method for producing same - An emulsion ink capable of generating a printed image quality having favorable print density and a favorable matte finish. A water-in-oil emulsion ink having an oil phase and a water phase, wherein the ink has a first water phase comprising a colorant and a second water phase comprising no colorant, and the amount (mass) of the first water phase is less than the amount (mass) of the second water phase.04-08-2010
20100086690PRINTING METHOD EMPLOYING INK JET RECORDING TECHNIQUE - A printing method employing an ink jet recording technique includes forming an image with an ink jet recording technique by ejecting droplets of a water-based ink composition onto a recording medium having no or low ink absorbency; and drying the water-based ink composition on the recording medium, the drying being conducted so as to at least overlap the forming. The water-based ink composition contains 2-pyrrolidone, a water-insoluble coloring agent, a water-soluble resin, thermoplastic resin particles, a silicone-based surfactant, 1,2-hexanediol, 1,3-propanediol, and water. The content of the 2-pyrrolidone in the water-based ink composition is 3.0 to 10.0 mass %; and the content of the 1,3-propanediol in the water-based ink composition is 5.0 to 10.0 mass %.04-08-2010
20100086688INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK CARTRIDGE - Provided is an ink jet ink capable of achieving both high colorability and excellent bleeding resistance of an image. The ink jet ink includes at least a pigment and a star polymer in which at least three copolymer chains of α,β-ethylenically unsaturated monomers are bonded to a central skeleton, in which the copolymer chains of the α,β-ethylenically unsaturated monomers are copolymers of at least one first monomer selected from the group consisting of aromatic (meth)acrylates and aromatic (meth)acrylamides and at least one second monomer selected from the group consisting of acid monomers and salts of the acid monomers.04-08-2010
20100098857METHODS UTILIZING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE TIPS AND PRODUCTS THEREFOR OR PRODUCED THEREBY - The invention provides a lithographic method referred to as “dip pen” nanolithography (DPN). DPN utilizes a scanning probe microscope (SPM) tip (e.g., an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip) as a “pen,” a solid-state substrate (e.g., gold) as “paper,” and molecules with a chemical affinity for the solid-state substrate as “ink.” Capillary transport of molecules from the SPM tip to the solid substrate is used in DPN to directly write patterns consisting of a relatively small collection of molecules in submicrometer dimensions, making DPN useful in the fabrication of a variety of microscale and nanoscale devices. The invention also provides substrates patterned by DPN and kits for performing DPN.04-22-2010
20100080908INK SET AND METHOD FOR FORMING IMAGE - An ink set including a yellow ink, a magenta ink and a cyan ink, the magenta ink and at least one of the yellow ink or the cyan ink each containing an antioxidant having a sulfur atom in the molecule thereof, and the magenta ink containing a dye represented by the following formula (M-1), is provided.04-01-2010
20100080912PASTE APPLICATOR AND PASTE APPLICATION METHOD04-01-2010
20090263582DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WITH AMORPHOUS METALLIC ALLOYS - A method for building a three-dimensional object in a layer-by-layer manner, the method comprising heating a build chamber of a digital manufacturing system, feeding a solid feedstock of a modeling material comprising an amorphous metallic alloy to a liquefier assembly of the digital manufacturing system, heating the modeling material of the solid feedstock in the liquefier assembly to an extrudable state, and depositing the heated modeling material within the heated build chamber in a predetermined pattern to form the three-dimensional object.10-22-2009
20090169746METHOD OF TREATING A ONE-SIDE WELL-VENTILATED FABRIC FOR WATER REPELLENCE AND HYGROSCOPICITY - A method of treating a one-side well-ventilated fabric for water repellence and hygroscopicity is provided, water, a water repellence agent, a bridging agent, and an adhesive into an even compound extender being stirred and mixed into an even compound extender, the compound extender being poured by a material discharge device onto a surface of the fabric, and the compound extender that is controlled by a material removal device being evenly coated onto a surface of the fabric in a thickness. The compound extender is definitely adhesive and low in fluidity to control a portion of the fiber yarn of the surface of fabric the extender that permeates; one surface is formed with a water repellence layer and the other surface is formed with a hygroscopic layer for ventilation.07-02-2009
20090047430INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink containing at least two coloring materials of a first coloring material and a second coloring material, wherein the first coloring material is a compound represented by the general formula (I), and the second coloring material is a compound represented by the general formula (II):02-19-2009
20110200750METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS AND PANEL OBTAINED HEREWITH - Method for manufacturing panels of the type which is composed at least of a substrate and a top layer with a printed decor, wherein the top layer comprises at least two material layers, and wherein for manufacturing, one starts from larger boards, wherein the method consists at least of providing said two material layers and performing a print directly on the substrate material, wherein at least a first of said two material layers is provided on the surface of the larger board before it is subdivided, whereas at least a second of said two material layers is provided on the surface of one or more of the smaller panels obtained by subdividing.08-18-2011
20090169749INKS FOR HIGH SPEED DURABLE INKJET PRINTING - An inkjet ink composition comprising water, and at least one water-dispersible polyurethane/urea polymer having at least a first soft segment formed from a polyol prepolymer and at least a second soft segment formed from a polyamine prepolymer, wherein the polyol prepolymer forms urethane bonds in the polyurethane/urea and the polyamine prepolymer forms urea bonds in the polyurethane/urea, and further wherein at least about 4% by weight of the combined soft segments is formed by polyamine prepolymers that form urea bonds in the polyurethane/urea polymer.07-02-2009
20090169748INKS FOR HIGH SPEED DURABLE INKJET PRINTING - An ink composition comprising: (a) water; (b) a pigment dispersion comprising a pigment and a polymeric dispersant wherein the polymeric dispersant is a copolymer comprising at least a hydrophobic methacrylate or acrylate monomer containing an aliphatic chain having greater than or equal to 12 carbons, and a hydrophilic methacrylic or acrylic acid monomer, wherein the copolymer comprises at least 10% by weight of the methacrylate or acrylate monomer and at least 5% by weight of the methacrylic or acrylic acid monomer, and wherein the copolymer comprises, in total, 20 to 95 weight % of hydrophobic monomer; and (c) at least one water-dispersible polyurethane.07-02-2009
20100124611Phase Change Inks Containing Graphene-Based Carbon Allotrope Colorants - A phase change ink including (a) a phase change ink carrier and (b) a colorant comprising a carbon allotrope.05-20-2010
20090274840INK JET INK, INK SET, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink to be applied to a recording head having a common liquid chamber, pressure chambers developing pressure applied to the liquid, individual channels through which the liquid is introduced into the pressure chambers from the common liquid chamber, and a group of nozzles which communicate with the pressure chambers and eject the liquid, where first nozzles having short individual channels and second nozzles having long ones are alternately arranged at arrangement intervals of less than 30 μm along one side or sides of the common liquid chamber, contains an aqueous medium, a surfactant and a coloring material. The aqueous medium consists of water and a water-soluble organic compound containing at least one alkanediol and has a surface tension of from 40 mN/m or more to less than 60 mN/m in an environment of temperature 25° C. and humidity 50%.11-05-2009
20090285990INKJET INK, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet ink contains at least one coloring material selected from the group of C. I. Direct Violet 107, C. I. Acid Red 14, C. I. Acid Red 52, C. I. Acid Red 87, C. I. Acid Red 289 and C. I. Reactive Red 180, and a coloring material including a compound expressed by general formula (I):11-19-2009
20090291213RECORDING MEDIA, RECORDING MEDIA-INK SET, INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - To provide an inkjet recording method including: flying ink by application of stimulation to the ink to form an image on a recording media, wherein the recording media has at least one barrier layer of 10 m or less in thickness on at least one surface of a substrate comprising a cellulose pulp, the barrier layer contains 30% by mass or more of an inorganic pigment with a refraction index of 1.5 or less other than alumina, and the content of pigment with a refraction index of less than 1.5 in the barrier layer is 10% by mass or less, wherein the ink contains either a pigment or colored fine particle as coloring material, and a coloring material fixing constituent, and the surface tension of the ink is 25 mN/m or less, and the total amount of the ink on the recording media is 15 g/m2 or less.11-26-2009
20080206465AQUEOUS INKJET INK COMPOSITION - An inkjet ink comprising water, a self-dispersing carbon black pigment, and a water soluble polymer containing acid groups neutralized by an inorganic base, wherein said carbon black pigment comprises greater than 11 weight % volatile surface functional groups. The inks of the present invention have improved print density on plain paper, good text quality, improved print durability such as waterfastness and excellent jetting performance over an extended printing period. They further provide good print uniformity over a wide variety of inkjet receivers.08-28-2008
20100119711POLYMERIC MICRO-CANTILEVERS FOR ULTRA-LOW VOLUME FLUID AND LIVING CELL DEPOSITION - Polymer-based micro-cantilevers for depositing material onto a surface include, in one embodiment, a body portion, an elongated beam portion sized smaller than and extending from the body portion and having a length greater than about 500 microns. The body portion includes a reservoir and the elongated beam portion having a passageway disposed therein. The passageway has an inlet opening in fluid communication with the reservoir and an outlet opening at a distal end of the elongated beam portion. The passageway comprises a width greater than 10 microns to about 100 microns, and a height of about 25 microns to about 100 microns. Methods for delivering fluid and living cells using the polymer-based micro-cantilevers are also disclosed.05-13-2010
20100098859Drop Pattern Generation with Edge Weighting - Imprint lithography may comprise generating a fluid map, generating a fluid drop pattern, and applying a fluid to a substrate according to the fluid drop pattern. The fluid drop pattern may be generated using edge weighting through one or more modified Lloyd's method iterations to result in surface features being substantially filled with the fluid during imprint.04-22-2010
20090280250Heat Transfer Materials and Methods of Making and Using the Same - A heat transfer paper configured to reduce the amount of stray toner on a heat transfer material, especially when the image is formed via a laser printer or laser copier, is generally disclosed. The heat transfer material includes an image-receptive coating overlying a splittable layer and a base sheet. The image-receptive coating includes thermoplastic polyolefin wax microparticles, a thermoplastic binder, and a humectant. The thermoplastic polyolefin wax microparticles have an average particle size of from about 30 microns to about 50 microns and melt at temperatures between about 130° C. and about 200° C.11-12-2009
20090285989Dispersion, Ink, Process, Use and Dispersant - An aqueous dispersion comprising water, pigment particles and a polymeric dispersant comprising monomer repeat units from polymerising one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers, said dispersant having one or more boronic acid groups. The dispersion is useful for preparing ink jet printing inks having improved durability and highlighter smear fastness when printed onto paper.11-19-2009
20090285988Anthrapyridone compound, magenta ink composition and colored matter - The present invention relates to an anthrapyridone compound represented by the following Formula (1)11-19-2009
20110171386LATEX POLYMER WITH SPECIFIC COMPOSITION FOR INKJET PRINTING ON VINYL MEDIA - An inkjet printing composition comprises an aqueous liquid vehicle; at least one pigment having a concentration of about 1 to 5 wt %; and a latex polymer having a concentration of about 2.5 to 8 wt % and comprising a polymerized mixture of styrene, butyl acrylate, at least one of methacrylonitrile and acrylonitrile, methacrylic acid, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate. An inkjet ink printing system comprises a vinyl medium; the at least one inkjet printing composition; and a heating device, wherein the system is configured such that upon applying heat from the heating device to the inkjet ink printed on the vinyl medium, the latex particles fuse, thereby forming a printed image with a film encapsulating at least a portion of the pigment on the vinyl medium. A method of forming a printed image of the latex polymer using the inkjet ink printing system is also provided.07-14-2011
20090291215IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The method forms an image by directly depositing aqueous ink ejected from an inkjet recording apparatus onto a recording medium. The method comprises: using, as the inkjet recording apparatus, an apparatus including: an image formation unit having a line head type inkjet head disposed opposite a circumferential surface of an image formation drum, the inkjet head depositing the aqueous ink onto the recording medium while the recording medium is held and conveyed in rotation on the circumferential surface of the image formation drum; and a drying unit arranged on a downstream side of the image formation unit, the drying unit having a drying device disposed opposite a circumferential surface of a drying drum, the drying device drying a solvent in the aqueous ink deposited on the recording medium, the drying unit drying the solvent by means of the drying device while the recording medium is held and conveyed in rotation on the circumferential surface of the drying drum; using, as the recording medium, a special paper which is a recording medium successively laminated from a base paper, a first layer containing a binder and a second layer containing a white pigment, the base paper with the first layer provided thereon having a Cobb water absorbency of not higher than 5.0 g/m11-26-2009
20090041939Trisazo Dyes, Compositions and Ink jet Printing Processes - A compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of Formula (1) and compounds of Formula (2) or a salt thereof:02-12-2009
20080241389Emulsion Composition and Vehicle and Ink Compositions and Printing Process and Method Thereof - An emulsion composition comprises water, a hydrocarbon distillate having a boiling point of 215 to 325° C., and a surfactant having a hydrophilic lipophilic balance number of 10 or less. A vehicle composition, an ink composition, a lithographic printing process and a method to improve a lithographic printing process comprise the emulsion composition which when used in a lithographic printing ink can reduce emission of volatile organic compounds and reduce the time at start-up to establish print quality.10-02-2008
20080241390INSULATING POLYMERS CONTAINING POLYANILINE AND CARBON NANOTUBES - The present invention is a composition comprising carbon nanotubes and conductive polyaniline in an insulating polymer matrix and a process for making that composition.10-02-2008
20080241392Method and Device for Manufacturing a Three-Dimensional Object - A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional object by successively solidifying layers of a building material at positions in the respective layer corresponding to the cross-section of the object is provided, wherein at least a partial region of a layer is solidified such that a pattern is generated, which pattern contains a plurality of substantially parallel solidification lines (V, S), and at least a partial region of a subsequent layer is exposed such that a pattern is generated, which pattern contains a plurality of substantially parallel solidification lines (V, S) that are rotated with respect to the solidification lines of the pattern of the previous layer by an angle (α) that differs from 180°, 90° and 45°.10-02-2008
20080274286INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink having a cyan color is provided which can form images excellent in ozone resistance in such a high level as to exceed anticipation and having a preferable color tone. The ink includes at least two coloring materials of a first coloring material and a second coloring material, wherein the first coloring material is a compound having a copper phthalocyanine skeleton with a specific structure and the second coloring material is a compound having a copper phthalocyanine skeleton with a specific structure that is different from the first coloring material.11-06-2008
20080274287Dye Mixtures Of Fiber-Reactive Azo Dyes, Their Preparation And Their Use - Reactive dye mixtures which comprise one or more dyes of the indicated general formula (I)11-06-2008
20080274284INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an ink jet ink having a magenta color which gives an image excellent in magenta color tone and also excellent in image fastness (lightfastness and gas resistance). The ink jet ink includes a first coloring material that is an anthrapyridone compound having a structure represented by general formula (I) and/or general formula (II) and a second coloring material that is an azo compound having a structure represented by general formula (III), wherein the mass ratio of the content of the first coloring material to the content of the second coloring material is from 2.5 or more to 10.0 or less.11-06-2008
20080274285INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - Provided is an ink jet ink having a yellow color including at least two coloring materials of a first coloring material and a second coloring material, the first coloring material being a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and the second coloring material being a coloring material having a pH buffering ability.11-06-2008
20080274283Coloring Matter, Ink, Ink, for Ink Jet, Ink Jet Recording Method, Color Toner, and Color Filter - [Problem] To provide a coloring matter which has a good hue, and is capable of forming an image high in fastness property under various use conditions and environmental conditions, and particularly suitable for an ink. 11-06-2008
20100209611INKJET RECORDING METHOD, INKJET RECORDING MEDIUM, AND AQUEOUS INK - An inkjet recording method including printing an image on a recording medium using an aqueous ink, wherein the recording medium includes a support containing a cellulose pulp, and a coat layer containing a pigment and a binder, and optionally containing a cationic additive in an amount of 0.1% or less in the total amount of the coat layer, which is formed in one or more layers on at least one surface of the support, wherein the recording medium has an outermost layer of the coat layer having a gloss at an angle of 60 degrees in accordance with JIS-ZS-8741 of 13 or less, and a centerline average roughness Ra of 0.2 μm to 2.5 μm at a cut-off value of 0.8 and the aqueous ink contains coloring particles, a resin emulsion, water, and a wetting agent, the aqueous ink has a solid content of 3% by mass or more.08-19-2010
20090169745Nanoparticle based inks and methods of making the same - The present invention provides nanoparticle based recording mediums, inks and ink compositions, methods of making nanoparticle based recording mediums and inks, nanoparticles and methods for making nanoparticles, methods for stabilizing colorants against electromagnetic radiation (including radiation in the visible wavelength range), methods for enhancing the substrate independent durability performance of inks, and methods for color density control. The nanoparticle based inks deliver better color, color density control, improved printability, enhanced durability, and increased lightfastness, and are capable of being printed on woven and non-woven fabrics and paper products without special treatment or other limitations.07-02-2009
20080286466CHEMICAL AND PARTICULATE FILTERS CONTAINING CHEMICALLY MODIFIED CARBON NANOTUBE STRUCTURES - A carbon nanotube filter, a use for a carbon nanotube filter and a method of forming a carbon nanotube filter. The method including (a) providing a carbon source and a carbon nanotube catalyst; (b) growing carbon nanotubes by reacting the carbon source with the nanotube catalyst; (c) forming chemically active carbon nanotubes by forming a chemically active layer on the carbon nanotubes or forming chemically reactive groups on sidewalls of the carbon nanotubes; and (d) placing the chemically active nanotubes in a filter housing.11-20-2008
20080286465Ink Set For Ink-Jet Recording, Ink-Jet Recording Apparatus, Method Of Ink-Jet Recording, Method Of Evaluating Ink Set For Ink-Jet Recording, And Method Of Manufacturing Ink Set For Ink-Jet Recording - An ink set for ink-jet recording contains a yellow ink, a magenta ink, and a cyan ink. Ink sets capable of forming images having good color deterioration properties and ozone resistance may be prepared by selecting an appropriate combination of a yellow ink, a magenta ink, and a cyan ink which exhibits certain ozone resistance properties.11-20-2008
20100062159CAP METAL FORMING METHOD - A cap metal forming method capable of obtaining a uniform film thickness on the entire surface of a substrate is provided. A method for forming a cap metal on a processing surface of a substrate provided with two or more regions having different water-repellent properties, includes: holding the substrate horizontally by a rotatable holding mechanism installed in an inner chamber; supplying a gas between the inner chamber and an outer chamber covering the inner chamber via a gas supply hole provided in a top surface of the outer chamber; forming a pressure gradient between the inner chamber and the outer chamber; and supplying a plating solution to a preset position on the processing surface of the substrate after a pressure of the gas inside the inner chamber reaches a preset value so as to form the cap metal on at least one of the regions.03-11-2010
20080292794INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet recording apparatus is provided with a plurality of inks and includes a unit configured to perform a recovery operation by suction of inks from a plurality of ink ejection portions using a suction cap, wherein the plurality of inks include an ink set including a combination of at least a first ink and a second ink, the first ink containing (i) a self-dispersion pigment having at least one hydrophilic group directly or through another atomic group bonded to the surface of the pigment, and (ii) ammonium ions, the second ink containing a pigment, a polymer having an acid value of 160 mg KOH/g or less, and alkali metal ions, and the suction cap used in the recovery operation is individually provided for each of the first ink and the second ink.11-27-2008
20080292792Azo Compound, Ink Composition, and Colored Object - A novel azo compound represented by the following formula (1) wherein A represents the following formula (2) and is located preferably in a position meta or para to the azo group; R11-27-2008
20080292793INK SET, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink set includes a combination of a first ink and a second ink, the first ink containing a self-dispersion pigment having at least one hydrophilic group directly or through another atomic group bonded to the surface of the pigment particle, and ammonium ions, the second ink containing a pigment, a polymer having an acid value of 160 mg KOH/g or less, and alkali metal ions, wherein the first ink further contains a compound (A) selected from nonionic surfactants and/or a compound (B) selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 600 to 2,000, a,w-alkanediol having six carbon atoms, and an imidazolidinone derivative.11-27-2008
20080305262INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes: first particles which are insoluble and dispersed in an aqueous dispersion medium, a polarity of the first particles being one of positive and negative; and second particles which are insoluble and dispersed in the aqueous dispersion medium, the second particles including both a cationic group and an anionic group, the second particles having a zeta potential that changes along with a change in pH of the aqueous dispersion medium, percentage of a water-soluble component in the second particles being not higher than 5% by mass.12-11-2008
20080305263Method for Gumming a Lithographic Printing Plate - A method for gumming a lithographic printing plate includes the steps of a) providing a lithographic printing plate including a lithographic image consisting of printing areas and non-printing areas, and b) jetting a gum solution with an inkjet printer to produce a hydrophilic protective layer on the non-printing areas. An inkjet printer includes a gum solution for producing a hydrophilic protective layer on the non-printing areas and a fluid for the formation of the printing areas of a lithographic image on a lithographic printing plate precursor.12-11-2008
20120295029METHODS UTILIZING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE TIPS AND PRODUCTS THEREFOR OR PRODUCED THEREBY - The invention provides a nanolithographic method, comprising: (i) providing a substrate; (ii) providing a nanoscopic tip coated with a patterning compound; (iii) contacting the coated tip with the substrate so that the patterning compound is applied to the substrate to produce a desired pattern; and (iv) wherein the patterning compound is anchored to the substrate.11-22-2012
20080311298Device, System and Method for Treating the Surfaces of Substrates - The invention relates to a device for treating the surfaces of silicon wafers, comprising transport rollers for transporting the silicon wafers on a transport plane, which is determined by the transport rollers, and at least one conveyor device which wets the silicon wafer with an aqueous process medium. The conveyor device is arranged in such a manner below the transport plane that it touches the transport plane for wetting the substrate surface, which is oriented in the downward direction, with a process medium. The conveyor device is in direct contact with the substrate surface and is a roller with a larger diameter at its two ends for contacting the marginal areas at the underside of the silicon wafers for wetting them with the process medium.12-18-2008
20080241394Dyes and their use in ink-jet printing - A compound of Formula (1) or a salt thereof:10-02-2008
20080226824Topographically selective oxidation - Methods for oxidizing organic compounds coated or adsorbed on a topographically patterned solid surface are provided. The methods can be used to selectively remove the organic compounds from the non-recessed areas.09-18-2008
20120295030HIGH DENSITY, HARD TIP ARRAYS - Improved high density, hard tip arrays for use in patterning are provided. An article comprises a handle chip; and a silicon nitride membrane bonded to at least a portion of the handle chip. The silicon nitride membrane comprises an array of a plurality of silicon nitride tips extending directly from a surface of the silicon nitride membrane. Another article comprises an elastomeric backing member; and an array of tips disposed on the elastomeric backing member. The tips of the array comprise a refractory material. Methods of making such articles are also provided.11-22-2012
20110206847APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THIN FILM PATTERN - A fabricating method and apparatus of a thin film pattern improves the reliability of forming the thin film pattern by a resist printing method. The apparatus includes a print roller device of a roll shape around which a blanket is wound; a spray device located around the print roller device for spraying an etch resist solution to the blanket; and a print plate of an engraved shape where a groove of a desired thin film shape and a projected part except the groove are formed, and the etch resist solution has a surfactant inclusive of an ethylene oxide fluorinated polymer material.08-25-2011
20130189435Three-Dimensional Printing System Using Dual Rotation Axes - A 3-D printer system moves a printed tool over a print surface with a mechanism controlling a rotational angle of an arm holding the print tool and a revolutionary angle of axis of rotation of the printable area to eliminate the disadvantages of conventionally used linear motion mechanisms07-25-2013
20100143590Amphoteric dispersants and their use in inkjet inks - The present disclosure provides a black ink-jet ink, having a pH greater than 7, comprising a first aqueous vehicle, a carbon black pigment, and an amphoteric polymeric dispersant, wherein the amphoteric polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein the A block is a segment consisting essentially of an amine monomer; and the B block is a segment comprising an acidic monomer and at least one hydrophobic monomer; wherein the dispersant is neutralized, and with the proviso that the acid number is greater that the amine number, and the B block does not contain an amine monomer. The disclosure further pertains to an ink set comprising this black ink and at least a second ink which contains a reactive species with appropriate cationic agent, salt, or pH capable of destabilizing the carbon black dispersion. Still further, the disclosure pertains to a method of printing wherein the black ink and second ink are printed in an adjacent relationship, thereby minimizing penetration, feathering and/or bleed of the black pigment and improving print quality.06-10-2010
20110268883Force curve analysis method for planar object leveling - An apparatus for leveling an array of microscopic pens relative to a substrate surface or measuring a relative tilting therebetween includes an actuator configured to drive one of the array or the substrate to vary a distance therebetween, one or more force sensors configured to measure a force between the array and the surface, and a device configured calculate a force curve parameter of the force over the distance or time. The apparatus is configured to level the array relative to the surface by varying a relative tilting between the array and the substrate surface based on the force curve parameter or to measure the relative tilting based on the force curve parameter. Methods and software also are provided.11-03-2011
20110268882Ball spacer method for planar object leveling - An apparatus for leveling an array of microscopic pens with respect to a substrate surface is provided. The apparatus includes an array of microscopic pens; a substrate having a substrate surface; a controllable arm comprising a spherical ball on an end thereof; a force sensor configured to measure a force exerted on the array or the substrate surface at each of the plurality of positions; one or more actuators configured to drive the array and/or the substrate to vary a relative distance and a relative tilting between the array and the substrate surface; and a controller configured to determine a planar offset of the array with respect to the substrate and initiate a leveling of the array with respect to the substrate based on the planar offset. Methods are also provided.11-03-2011
20090053415Ink Composition and Printing Method Using the Same - The invention provides an ink composition comprising a silver colloid and an antitarnish agent for preventing discoloration of silver. Despite the use of a silver colloid which is likely to discolor, as a colorant, discoloration of the printing face in a relatively short period can be prevented, and good metal gloss of the printing face can be maintained over a longer period of time than that attained by the prior art technique.02-26-2009
20090081367Ink set for ink jet recording, ink for ink jet recording, and ink jet image recording method - An ink set for ink jet recording, an ink for ink jet recording and an ink jet recording method capable of suppressing bleeding and the interference between discharged droplets to form high-quality images can be achieved by an ink set for ink jet recording, comprising a plurality of liquids containing at least a first liquid and a second liquid, wherein the first liquid comprises an oil-soluble polymer dissolved therein, and at least one of a plurality of the liquids contains a polymerizable compound, as well as by an ink jet image recording method which comprises using the ink set and applying the first and second liquids simultaneously onto a recording medium, or first applying one of the liquids and then the other onto a recording medium such that the two liquids contact each other to form an image.03-26-2009
20100272897 COLOR AND DURABILITY OF INK-JET INK SETS WITH ADDED LATEX - The present disclosure is directed to ink sets and related methods for ink-jet printing on media, such as low-porous or non-porous print media. The inks and ink sets provide good chroma as well as good durability.10-28-2010
20100272896Ink-Jet Printing Process, Ink and Colorant - An azo compound and salts thereof containing an amide linkage and at least one carboxylic acid group attached at specific positions. The azo compounds are useful as colorants in inks especially ink jet printing inks.10-28-2010
20090297712Ink Composition Containing Magenta Solid Solution Pigment and Ink jet Recording Method Using the Same - Disclosed is an ink composition for ink jet recording that can realize excellent printing quality on various recording media, has a high level of color developing properties particularly on plain papers, and can realize excellent gloss for glossy paper and, at the same time, is excellent in ink reliability such as ejection stability, storage stability, and recovery from clogging. The ink composition is characterized by comprising at least a magenta solid solution pigment, a polymer, which can render the pigment dispersible in the ink composition, and water, the polymer having been produced by copolymerizing a monomer composition comprising at least a styrene macromer (A) and a salt forming group-containing monomer (B).12-03-2009
20090136669INK-JET O/W EMULSION INK AND INK-JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME - An ink-jet O/W emulsion ink of the present invention includes an aqueous continuous phase (a), and a nonaqueous discontinuous phase (b), wherein the aqueous continuous phase (a) includes water, at least one pigment and at least one ionic or nonionic surfactant, and the nonaqueous discontinuous phase (b) includes at least one water-insoluble organic material having a hydroxyl group.05-28-2009
20090181170MONOAZO COLORANTS FROM PYRAZOLOBENZODIAZINEDIOXIDES - The invention relates to monoazo colorants derived from pyrazolobenzodiazinedioxides of Formula 1:07-16-2009
20080317957Radiation Curable Composition - A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising ≦20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane having 0 to 5 wt % of isocyanate-reactive component(s) bearing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups and a free isocyanate group content ≦0.5 wt %.12-25-2008
20090258145INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The invention provides provide an ink jet ink exhibiting such an excellent ejection property that when an ink containing a polymer capable of improving the scratch resistance of a recorded article is used, the deviation of the ink-droplet impact point on a recording medium is prevented. The ink jet ink contains a polymer and a surfactant, wherein the acid value of the polymer is from 100 mg KOH/g or more to 220 mg KOH/g or less, the weight-average molecular weight of the polymer is from 3,000 or more to 10,000 or less, and the surfactant has a structure represented by the following formula (1)10-15-2009
20090324832PREPARATION OF SILVER PARTICLES USING THERMOMORPHIC POLYMERS - This invention relates to the synthesis and isolation of colloidal silver particles through the use of thermomorphic polymers and the resulting composition. It further relates to the use of the resulting composition in the preparation of inks for printing with silver-containing inks.12-31-2009
20090324831CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CURED COATING USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a curable resin composition which contains a copolymer; and an organic solvent having a boiling point of 180° C. or higher at atmospheric pressure, which copolymer contains monomer units (A) having an alkali-soluble group, and monomer units (B) corresponding to curable group-containing polymerizable unsaturated compounds. The copolymer contains the monomer units (B) in a content of 5 to 95 percent by weight, based on the total weight of monomer units constituting the copolymer, and the monomer units (B) contain 30 percent by weight or more of monomer units corresponding to at least one compound selected from compounds containing an 3,4-epoxytricyclo[5.2.1.012-31-2009
20090252875WATER-INSOLUBLE COLORANT DISPERSION, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING LIQUID, IMAGE-FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A water-insoluble colorant dispersion, containing fine particles of a water-insoluble colorant, a polymer dispersant having a cationic group and an acid group, an aqueous medium and a phase transfer base.10-08-2009
20090053416Camouflage mask and method of mask use - An apparatus for retaining and transferring a selected pattern of pigment material to a target surface including a quantity of pigment material; and a mask formed of substrate sheet having a forward contact surface on which a selected pattern of the pigment material is deposited and a rearward surface. The apparatus preferably additionally includes a cover sheet removably covering the contact surface, for preventing unwanted pigment transfer and smearing of the pigment pattern.02-26-2009
20090208651Photocurable ink composition and inkjet recording method - A photocurable ink composition includes: a polymerizable compound; a radical photopolymerization initiator; a hindered amine compound; and a metallic pigment, the polymerizable compound including an active hydrogen-containing functional group.08-20-2009
20110223335DEVICE FOR FORMING SURFACE PATTERN ON FLUID, AND FORMING METHOD THEREOF - A device for forming a surface pattern of fluid includes: fluid that can be hardened under a predetermined condition; a base unit to which the fluid is applied; and a vibration unit for vibrating the applied fluid to form a waveform on a surface of the fluid. A method for forming a surface pattern of fluid includes: a fluid receiving stage for applying fluid to a base unit; a vibration stage for vibrating the fluid applied to the base unit to form a waveform on a surface of the fluid; and a hardening stage for hardening the fluid on which the waveform is formed. The disclosed device for forming a surface pattern of fluid and the forming method thereof have an advantage of easily forming various waveform patterns on the surface of the fluid by a vibration unit for vibrating the fluid with various waveforms, frequencies, and amplitudes. Also, the present invention enables the formation of waveform patterns on the surface of the fluid without mechanical contact with the surface of the fluid so there is little restriction in the waveform pattern size, and the production cost of the waveform pattern is reduced. Further, an additional precision mold for forming a fine waveform pattern on the surface of the fluid is not needed.09-15-2011
20080260948INK AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink used in an ink jet recording method in which ink droplets are ejected from a recording head by the action of thermal energy to record an image on a recording medium; the ink being characterized by containing (a) a pigment, (b) a dispersing agent, (c) a liquid medium, (d) a polyglycerol and (e) at least one selected from a potassium salt of a carboxylic acid, a rubidium salt of a carboxylic acid and a cesium salt of a carboxylic acid.10-23-2008
20100003408INK SET FOR INK JET RECORDING AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink set for ink jet recording including an ink composition containing a coloring material, and a polymer particle including 65 mass % or more of a constituent unit derived from a methacrylic acid derivative, and a treating liquid which forms an aggregate when contacted with the ink composition, and an ink jet recording method using the same are provided.01-07-2010
20090220694AQUEOUS INKJET INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An embodiment of the invention is concerned with an aqueous inkjet ink containing an ink solvent containing water and a water-soluble organic solvent containing glycerin and triethylene glycol and a pigment dispersed in the ink solvent. The water-soluble organic solvent accounts for from 30 to 80% by weight of the ink solvent, a weight of the triethylene glycol is from 0.5 to 1.5 times the weight of the glycerin, and the pigment is blended in an amount of from 2 to 20% by weight of the total weight of the ink.09-03-2009
20090117278WATER-BASED INFRARED ABSORPTIVE INK FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - A water-based infrared absorptive ink for ink-jet recording is provided that absorbs electromagnetic waves in the infrared range without adversely affecting the color tone of recorded objects. The water-based infrared absorptive ink for ink-jet recording contains antimony-tin composite oxide fine particles and a coloring agent.05-07-2009
20120141678Carbon Nanotube Ink - Carbon nanotube inkjet solutions and methods for jetting are described.06-07-2012
20130122199APPLICATOR FOR SPRAYING ELASTOMERIC MATERIALS - An applicator for spraying an elastomeric material comprises an applicator body having an internal bore and a fluid inlet for receiving a supply of the elastomeric material. A nozzle is coupled to the applicator body and has a discharge end with a spray outlet in fluid communication with the fluid inlet via a fluid passageway. A needle valve is slidably mounted within the internal bore for movement between a closed position for closing the fluid passageway, and an open position for opening the fluid passageway so as to spray the elastomeric material. An air cap is coupled to the applicator body adjacent the nozzle for providing an atomizing airflow and a fan control airflow. The needle valve has a tip portion shaped to extend through the nozzle so as to be substantially flush with the discharge end of the nozzle when the needle valve is in the closed position.05-16-2013
20130122200Texture Material for Covering a Repaired Portion of a Textured Surface - The present invention may be embodied as a texturing system for applying a desired texture pattern on a surface comprising texture material comprising a pH adjusting material and at least one pH change material and a dispensing system comprising a container assembly and a propellant material. The propellant material pressurizes the texture material within the container assembly. The dispensing system allows texture material to flow out of the container assembly and onto the surface such that a visible physical structure of the texture material corresponds to a desired texture pattern. When the texture material is applied to the surface, the texture material defines a first pH level associated with a first appearance. When dry, the texture material defines a second pH level such that the pH change material defines a second appearance. The second appearance is perceptively different from the first appearance. The desired texture pattern is unchanged.05-16-2013
20090246380INK-JET RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING METHOD - An ink-jet recording medium having a non-absorbent support; an ink-receiving layer containing an inorganic pigment and a binder, disposed on one surface of the non-absorbent support; and a water-absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent polymer and a pigment, disposed on the other surface of the non-absorbent support, opposite to the one surface provided with the ink-receiving layer.10-01-2009
20090246377THERMAL INK JET INK COMPOSITION - Disclosed are ink jet ink compositions suitable for use in thermal ink jet printers. The ink jet ink compositions contain one or more volatile organic solvents, one or more humectants, one or more binder resins, and one or more colorants. The ink jet ink compositions may also contain additives such as a plasticizer and/or a surfactant. Embodiments of the ink jet ink compositions have short dry times, good adhesion to a variety of substrates, and/or long decap times.10-01-2009
20090246378Ink composition, ink set, and image recording method - This invention provides an ink composition comprising at least a dye represented by the following Formula (1), monohydric alcohol having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and urea:10-01-2009
20090246376METHODS AND PRODUCTS FOR APPLYING STRUCTURED COMPOSITIONS TO A SUBSTRATE - Provided are methods of, and personal care products for, applying a structured composition to a body with reduced wet slip. The methods and products apply the composition such that upon application a plurality of channels are disposed between the composition and the substrate.10-01-2009
20090274839INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, RECORDING UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink jet ink including at least a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and organic solvents. When the organic solvents are classified by M11-05-2009
20090258146Ink set, and ink jet recording method using the ink set - Provision of an ink set for ink jet recording, which is capable of realizing a good image, in addition to high color developability, high ejection stability, high clogging recovering properties, and high fixability.10-15-2009
20090258147Ink set, and ink jet recording method using the ink set - An ink set for ink jet recording that realizes a satisfactory image in addition to high color-developing ability, high ejection stability, and high recover ability from clogging is provided.10-15-2009
20100178425INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND INK-JET IMAGE FORMING METHOD - There is provided an ink composition including a first solvent having a vapor pressure at 20° C. of 0.1 Pa or higher, resin particles having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or higher, and a coloring material. An ink set and an ink jet image forming method are also provided.07-15-2010
20110229640FABRICATION METHOD OF CALCIUM CARBONATE THIN FILM WITH SHAPE-CONTROLLED FINESTRUCTURE PATTERN USING ADDITIVE - Disclosed are a method for fabrication of a calcium carbonate thin film comprising adding a calcium agent to a container receiving an additive-dissolved water to dissolve calcium agent and leaving a mixture of the calcium agent and the additive in water for a predetermined period to form a calcium carbonate thin film with a shape-controlled finestructure pattern wherein the pattern is selected from nanostructure pattern, microstructure pattern and a combined nanostructure and microstructure pattern, and, in addition, a calcium carbonate thin film with a shape-controlled microstructure pattern formed by the foregoing method, a metallic film with a shape-controlled microstructure pattern which includes a template comprising the calcium carbonate thin film with a shape-controlled microstructure pattern formed by the foregoing method and a process for fabrication thereof, as well as a polymer with a shape-controlled microstructure pattern having the calcium carbonate thin film with a shape-controlled microstructure pattern formed by the foregoing method and a method for preparation thereof.09-22-2011
20090053414INK JET INK, METHOD OF PRODUCING INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, AND CYAN INK - An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet ink capable of suppressing bronzing phenomenon in which a reflected light of an image looks red, is excellent in color developability, and gives an image with suppressed bleeding even when formed adjacent to an image formed with a black ink. The ink jet ink comprises water, coloring materials, and a water-soluble organic solvent, in which the coloring materials comprise at least one dye selected from the group consisting of C.I. Direct Blue 199, C.I. Direct Blue 86, and C.I. Acid Blue 9, and a pigment having a copper phthalocyanine skeleton; the water-soluble organic solvent comprises a poor medium for the pigment having the copper phthalocyanine skeleton; and a content of the pigment having the copper phthalocyanine skeleton in the ink is less than 1 mass % with respect to a total mass of the ink jet ink.02-26-2009
20100189902INK JET RECORDING INK, INK JET IMAGE-FORMING METHOD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The invention provides an ink jet recording ink containing a self-dispersion pigment having a lactone group and a carboxyl group, an organic carboxylic acid salt, water and a water-soluble substance having a coefficient of hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity of 0.37 or more as defined by the following equation (A), and having a surface tension of 34 mN/m or less.07-29-2010
20100183809SURFACE-TREATED PIGMENT, INK COMPOSITION, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - Provided is a surface-treated pigment that is a metallic pigment composed of plate-like particles of which surfaces are treated with an alkoxysilane compound having at least one long-chain alkyl group.07-22-2010
20100227063Large area, homogeneous array fabrication including substrate temperature control - Improved patterning at small scale including nanoscale. A method comprising: providing at least one cantilever comprising at least one tip thereon, and a material deposited on the tip, contacting the cantilever with a substrate so that the material is deposited from the tip onto the substrate to form a material deposit, wherein the temperature of the substrate is adapted to control a size of the material deposit. A device comprising: at least one heat sink, at least one heating or cooling stage, at least one vacuum system, wherein the device is adapted to function with a substrate to be subjected to a material deposition and to keep the substrate temperature substantially constant during deposition.09-09-2010
20090181172LITHOGRAPHY OF NANOPARTICLE BASED INKS - An ink composition comprising: a plurality of metallic nanoparticles suspended in a carrier, wherein the carrier comprises water and at least one organic solvent miscible with water, and wherein the composition is formulated for slow dry rate and proper viscosity for DPN. Also, a method comprising: depositing a composition onto a cantilever, wherein the composition comprises a plurality of metallic nanoparticles suspended in a carrier, wherein the carrier comprises water and at least one organic solvent miscible with water. The composition can be used in direct writing onto surfaces to form patterns and arrays using cantilevers, microcontact printing, ink jet printing, and other methods. The composition is particularly useful for preparing nanoscale features and forming high quality continuous conductive lines and dots, including silver based lines and dots. Applications include surface repair.07-16-2009
20100227065INK-JET INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink-jet ink composition comprising: a pigment, a polymer pigment dispersion, polymer particles, a hydrophilic organic solvent, water, and at least one of a water-soluble acidic compound having a molecular weight of 200 or less or a salt thereof in an amount of from 50 ppm to 1,000 ppm; an ink set that includes the ink-jet ink composition and a treatment liquid that forms an aggregate when contacted with the ink-jet ink composition; and an image forming method using the ink set.09-09-2010
20100227064INK COMPOSITION FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink composition for ink-jet recording, including: coloring particles containing a pigment that is coated with a water-insoluble polymer dispersant, and self-dispersing polymer particles containing a first polymer which includes a constituent unit derived from a hydrophilic monomer and a constituent unit derived from a hydrophobic monomer, and which has a glass transition temperature from 150° C. to 250° C. and an I/O value of from 0.20 to 0.55; an ink set including the ink composition; and an image forming method using the ink set are provided.09-09-2010
20100239759INK COMPOSITION FOR INK-JET RECORDING, AND INK-JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition for ink-jet recording includes a pigment; resin particles having a glass transition temperature of 80° C. or higher; at least one water-soluble organic solvent; and water, and a total mass of solid content in the ink composition for ink-jet recording is 10% by mass or more relative to the ink composition for ink-jet recording, and the at least one water-soluble organic solvent includes at least one organic solvent having an SP value of 27.5 or lower, the amount of the at least one organic solvent having an SP value of 27.5 or lower being 70% by mass or more relative to a total amount of the at least one water-soluble organic solvent. An ink-jet recording method is also provided.09-23-2010
20100143591SILVER NANOPARTICLE INK COMPOSITION - An ink composition comprises silver nanoparticles, hydrocarbon solvent, and an alcohol co-solvent. The ink composition is suitable for printing conductive lines that are uniform, smooth, and narrow on various substrate surfaces.06-10-2010
20100098858Fluid Dispense System Coating - A fluid dispense system having a coating layer applied to the fluid flow path and the external surfaces is described. The coating layer is chemically resistant to the working fluids of the fluid dispense system and prevents the leaching of a plurality of ions from the fluid dispense system.04-22-2010
20110129605METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTING PLATE - A method for manufacturing a printing plate includes forming first trenches having a first depth into an insulative substrate, forming an organic film over the insulative substrate including the first trenches, and forming second trenches having a width smaller than that of the first trenches into the organic film, the second trenches formed at positions corresponding to the first trenches by selectively removing the organic film.06-02-2011
20090074966SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A SURFACE PATTERN - Some embodiments of the disclosed surface patterning systems and methods utilize a surface patterning tool coupled to a support and adapted to deposit material onto a substrate, a controller, and first, second, and third actuators electrically coupled to and controlled by the controller. In some embodiments, the first, second, and third actuators are operable to move the substrate in X, Y, and Z directions, respectively, with respect to the surface patterning tool, wherein the substrate is movable by the first, second, and third actuators to different positions with respect to the surface patterning tool, and wherein material is transferable from the surface patterning tool to the substrate in each of the different positions to define the desired surface pattern. One or more of the actuators in some of the disclosed embodiments are piezoelectric actuators.03-19-2009
20100086683FLUORESCENT SOLID INK MADE WITH FLUORESCENT NANOPARTICLES - A nonpolar or solid (or phase change) ink composition that includes a carrier and at least one nanoscale fluorescent pigment particle composition and/or a fluorescent organic nanoparticle composition. The fluorescent organic nanoparticle composition includes a polymeric matrix obtained by modified EA latex process and/or emulsion polymerization and one or more fluorescent dyes and the nanoscale fluorescent pigment particle composition includes pigment molecules with at least one functional moiety, and a sterically bulky stabilizer compound including at least one functional group, the functional moiety of the pigment associates non-covalently with the functional group of the stabilizer.04-08-2010
20100221429Ambient Lithographic Method Using Organoborane Amine Complexes - A pattern is formed and developed on a surface with an ink system comprising (i) a free radical polymerizable monomer, oligomer or polymer, (ii) an organoborane amine complex, (iii) an amine reactive compound, and (iv) oxygen. Components (i)-(iv) are distributed between an ink and a developing medium. The ink formed on the surface in a pattern is developed by exposure of the ink to the developing medium. Component (iv) may be present as naturally occurring in the air. The method has the advantage of developing polymeric and polymer composite patterns rapidly in ambient air, without heating or irradiation. The ink system can be applied to inorganic and organic surfaces, and is particularly useful for polymeric surfaces such as low energy plastics. The composition can be applied to inorganic and organic surfaces, and is particularly useful for polymeric surfaces such as low energy plastics.09-02-2010
20100040782INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides an ink set having at least an ink composition and a maintenance liquid. The ink composition comprises a pigment (i). The maintenance liquid comprises one or more solvents (ii) having a solubility parameter value of 27.5 or less. The content of the one or more solvents (ii) is 50 weight % or more with respect to a total solvent content of the maintenance liquid. The invention further provides a method of forming an image using the ink set including at least applying, with a liquid applying device, the ink composition to a recording medium, and applying a maintenance liquid to the liquid applying device.02-18-2010
20090162552PIGMENT DISPERSION LIQUID, INK JET RECORDING INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - A pigment dispersion liquid capable of stably recording images having high fastness and excellent quality for a long term in any cases has been provided. A pigment dispersion liquid mainly containing a polymer dispersant, a pigment and water, wherein the polymer dispersant is a copolymer comprised of at least a hydrophobic unit and a hydrophilic unit, the hydrophobic unit has a block portion comprised of at least one hydrophobic monomer, the hydrophilic unit has at least a repeating unit structure of an acrylamide structure of the following general formula (1), and the segment number (A) of the block portion comprised of a hydrophobic monomer to the number (B) of all segments of the polymer dispersant is in a range of 0.07 to 0.85 in terms of A/B ratio.06-25-2009
20090202723INKJET RECORDING LIQUID AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording liquid includes: water; a colorant; a first water-soluble organic solvent having a structure represented by the following Formula (1), an SP value of 27.5 or less, and a molecular weight of 100 to 210; and a second water-soluble organic solvent having a structure represented by the following Formula (2), an SP value of 27.5 or less, and a molecular weight of 240 to 2000, wherein the mass ratio of the content of the first water-soluble organic solvent to the content of the second water-soluble organic solvent is from 1:3 to 3:1:08-13-2009
20090110829System And Method For Marking Honeycombs And Associating Manufacturing Data Therewith - Both a system and method for marking honeycomb structures is provided. The system includes a printing station having a print head moveable relative to a log that prints an identification mark for each structure to be cut from the log; an elevation mechanism that positions the log relative to the printing station, sensors for determining a distance between the print head and log; and a length measuring sensor. A processor is connected to the printing station, elevation mechanism, and length measuring sensor which (a) associates an identification code with the log, (b) generates a separate identification mark for each honeycomb structure to be cut from the log, (c) controls the elevation mechanism to place the log at a desired location relative to the print head of the printing station, and (d) receives length data from the length sensor. The processor then determines cut locations for the log that define the ends of the green body honeycomb structures to be cut, and directs the printing station to print one of the identification marks on a location along the length of said log corresponding to one of said structures defined between the cut locations. A method of associating the honeycomb structures with manufacturing data is also provided.04-30-2009
20090110827Photocurable ink composition, ink cartridge, inkjet recording method and recorded matter - A photocurable ink composition includes a photoradical polymerization initiator, a compound having an active hydrogen-bearing functional group, and a hindered amine.04-30-2009
20110236578PASTE APPLICATOR AND PASTE APPLYING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a paste applicator includes a discharger, a driver, a detector, and a controller. The discharger discharges paste material toward a surface of an object to be applied. The driver relatively moves the object to be applied and the discharger along the surface of the object to be applied. The detector detects an application start point of the paste material discharged from the discharger and applied to the surface of the object to be applied. The controller controls the discharger and the driver so that the paste material is applied to the object to be applied in a form of a closed ring. The controller sets an application terminating operation start point of the paste material in accordance with the application start point detected by the detector during the discharge of the paste material.09-29-2011
20090110830INKJET-RECORDING MEDIUM AND INKJET-RECORDING METHOD USING SAME - To provide an inkjet-recording medium including a water non-absorptive support, and an ink-receiving layer which is formed over at least one surface of the water non-absorptive support and which contains inorganic microparticles, wherein the ink-receiving layer has an ink-absorption capacity of 2 mL/m04-30-2009
20090110828INK JET RECORDING MEDIUM AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink jet recording medium comprising a substrate and an ink receiving layer which is provided on at least one surface of the substrate and contains inorganic fine particles having an average secondary particle size of 1-4 μm as measured by a Coulter counter method in an amount of 0.2-2.0 g/m04-30-2009
20090148602INK COMPOSITION, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF INK, INK SET, AND RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition, which comprises at least two kinds of water-soluble dyes, wherein at least one of the at least two kinds of water-soluble dyes is a compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by formula (S-1), which is described in the specification, and a salt of the compound represented by formula (S-1) and at least one of the at least two kinds of water-soluble dyes is a compound represented by formula (L-1), which is described in the specification, or a compound having a naphthalene ring substituted with at least one hydroxyl group and three or more azo groups.06-11-2009
20100316802OVER-COATING AGENT FOR FORMING FINE PATTERNS AND A METHOD OF FORMING FINE PATTERNS USING SUCH AGENT - It is disclosed an over-coating agent for forming fine patterns which is applied to cover a substrate having thereon photoresist patterns and allowed to shrink under heat so that the spacing between adjacent photoresist patterns is lessened, with the applied film of the over-coating agent being removed substantially completely to form or define fine trace patterns, further characterized by containing either a water-soluble polymer and an amide group-containing monomer or a water-soluble polymer which contains at least (meth)acrylamide as a monomeric component. Also disclosed is a method of forming fine-line patterns using any one of said over-coating agents. According to the invention, the thermal shrinkage of the over-coating agent for forming fine patterns in the heat treatment can be extensively increased, and one can obtain fine-line patterns which exhibit good profiles while satisfying the characteristics required of semiconductor devices.12-16-2010
20130164446Liquid Delivery System - A system for spray delivery of liquids comprising a motor axially coupled to one or more pistons through a wobble plate coupling. Each piston feeds an input port of a swirl chamber spray nozzle. Each piston may separately pulse the swirl chamber using a different injection point. In one embodiment, the spray nozzle, swirl chamber, feed channels and cylinder heads for the cylinders may be formed as a single integrated casting. In one embodiment, the sprayer may include an intermediate plate rotatably mounted on the wobble plate. The sprayer may include a piston cap with a flat contact with the wobble plate/intermediate plate and a spherical interface with the piston. In a further embodiment, the system may be configured for handheld application of liquids and may comprise a tank for holding the liquid, a power source and control actuator together with the spray pump and nozzle in a hand operable package.06-27-2013
20110008541METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORGANIC VAPOR PRINTING - In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to providing a first gas stream carrying vaporized material and depositing the vaporized material onto a substrate by directing a plurality of gas streams containing the vaporized material to a substrate, forming an gas curtain around the streams to prevent its dissemination beyond a target print area, and allowing the vaporized material to condense on the target print area. In another embodiment, heat is used to regulate the flow of the material and the thickness of the deposited layer.01-13-2011
20110014373Foodware Decorating System and Method - The present disclosure provides advantageous decorating systems for use with foodware, i.e., food and beverage-related items, such as platters, glasses, trays and the like. The present disclosure further provides decorating methods that may be employed to decorate and/or customize foodware. The disclosed systems and methods generally involve application of a priming material (e.g., an egg white-based material) to a desired region of a foodware surface, and then application of a decorative/customization material to the primed surface. The decorative/customization material is stable during use, but may be washed (with the priming material) from the foodware surface using conventional washing techniques.01-20-2011
20090035468RECORDING INK, INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, INK RECORD, INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - It is an object of the present invention to provide a recording ink which contains at least a pigment, a dispersant, a water-soluble solvent, a wetting agent and water, wherein the pigment contains at least one of diketopyrrolopyrrole red pigment and phthalocyanine green pigment in order to obtain a recording ink and ink set which excel in discharge stability with no head clogging during printing and can obtain high quality images with good color tone on the regular paper as well as on an exclusive recording paper; and ink cartridge, ink record, inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method which utilize the recording ink and ink set respectively.02-05-2009
20090041940Inkjet Recording Apparatus and Inkjet Recording Method - The present invention aims to obtain a highly reliable inkjet recording apparatus using a nozzle plate which is excellent not only in ink repellency at the initial stage of the lifetime thereof but also excellent in mechanical durability against wiping, and the like. For this end, the present invention provides an inkjet recording apparatus which is equipped with at least an ink flying unit configured to fly an inkjet recording ink by applying an impulse to the inkjet recording ink to form an image, wherein the nozzle plate surface of an inkjet head in the ink flying unit has an ink repellent layer containing a silicone resin; and the inkjet recording ink contains at least a pigment, water, a fluorochemical surfactant, and a nonionic surfactant.02-12-2009
20100143592IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides an ink set having at least: a magenta ink containing at least a pigment; and a cyan ink containing at least a pigment. A ratio of M/C, in which M is the concentration of the pigment in the magenta ink, and C is the concentration of the pigment in the cyan ink, is 1.6 or more. A ratio of S2/S1, in which S2 is the solid content of an ink that has the largest solid content among the inks included in the ink set, and S1 is the solid content of an ink that has the smallest solid content among the inks included in the ink set, is 1.2 or less. The invention further provides an image forming method having applying the inks of the ink set onto a recording medium.06-10-2010
20110244131METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEMPLATE SURFACE TREATMENT, AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD - According to an embodiment, a template surface treatment method includes hydroxylating the surface of a template having an uneven pattern surface or absorbing water onto the surface to distribute OH radicals on the surface, and coupling a coupling agent onto the template surface on which the OH radicals are distributed. These processes are performed in an environment in which amines are controlled to be in a predetermined concentration or less.10-06-2011
20090311425POLYMERIC COMPOUND CONTAINING COMPOSITION, AND IMAGE FORMING PROCESS AND APPARATUS - The invention provides an ink composition, which is improved in dispersibility and fastness properties and is excellent in dispersion stability and re-solubility owing to dispersed particles in which a coloring material is included by a crosslinked hydrophobic block segment in a dispersing polymer. The ink composition contains an amphiphilic block polymer compound, in which a coloring material is included, and a medium, wherein the amphiphilic block polymer compound, in which the coloring material is included, forms a dispersed particle having the hydrophobic block segment as an internal core part, and the hydrophobic block segment is crosslinked.12-17-2009
20100136234INKJET RECORDING METHOD - Images are recorded by using a magenta ink and a cyan ink including a cyan dye containing 50% by mass or more of a phthalocyanine dye represented by the following Formula (C-1) on an inkjet recording medium having at least two ink receiving layers provided on or above a substrate, wherein at least one layer of the at least two ink receiving layers comprises a basic compound, an uppermost layer that is farthest from the substrate among the at least the two ink receiving layers comprises pseudo boehmite alumina, a binder, and a water-soluble high-boiling solvent, and a lower layer provided between the uppermost layer and the substrate comprises inorganic fine particles, a binder, and at least one of a cationic polyurethane or a zirconium salt.06-03-2010
20120244284PATTERN FORMING APPARATUS AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD - A pattern forming apparatus includes a first nozzle part 09-27-2012
20100196601RECORDING INK, INK CARTRIDGE, INK MEDIA SET, INK- JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink-jet recording ink including a colorant dispersible in water, a water-soluble organic solvent used as a wetting agent, a surfactant, a penetrant, a water-dispersible resin, and water, wherein when 2.5 g of the ink is weighed, placed in a glass Petri dish having a diameter of 33 mm and stored for 24 hr at a temperature of 50° C.±0.5° C. and a humidity of 12%±5%, the evaporation rate of a solvent (water+water-soluble organic solvent) in the ink is 50% by weight or more, and an ink residue has a viscosity of 20,000 mPa-S or greater, and wherein by storing the ink residue for 6 hr at a temperature of 23° C.±0.5° C. and a high humidity of 95%±3% to allow it to absorb moisture, the amount of moisture contained in the ink residue becomes 30% by weight to 40% by weight, in which case the ink residue has a viscosity of less than 500 mPa s.08-05-2010
20110177247INK COMPOSITIONS - A light-cyan solid ink including an ink vehicle and a colorant. The colorant includes a cyan colorant, a hue-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 500 to about 600 run, and an optional shade-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 400 to about 500 nm.07-21-2011
20100009081DISPERSE AZO DYESTUFFS - A dyestuff of the formula (I)01-14-2010
20110177245INK COMPOSITIONS - A light-magenta solid ink including an ink vehicle and a colorant. The colorant includes a magenta colorant, a hue-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 400 to about 500 nm, and an optional shade-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 600 to about 700 nm.07-21-2011
20100062160INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND INK-JET RECORDING METHOD - There are provided an ink composition including a coloring material, a hydrophilic organic solvent, polymer particles that have a minimum filming temperature (MFT03-11-2010
20100055323Inkjet printing system and fluorinated ink - An inkjet printing system, comprising an inkjet printer and an ink composition comprising: 03-04-2010
20100055322Inkjet printing system and ink - An inkjet printing system comprises an inkjet printer responsive to digital signals and containing an ink composition comprising:03-04-2010
20100055324LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE - A liquid discharge method is a method for depositing liquid on a plurality of target discharge partitioned areas formed on a substrate as the liquid is selectively discharged from a plurality of discharge nozzles while the substrate and the discharge nozzles are moved relative to each other. The liquid discharge method includes setting an arrangement pattern according to shapes and positions of the target discharge partitioned areas so that a number of the discharge nozzles selected to be used among the discharge nozzles capable of depositing the liquid in the target discharge partitioned areas is the same in each discharge timing.03-04-2010
20090029049ANTIPENETRATING AGENT, SOLVENT INK FOR INKJET PRINTING AND PRINTING METHOD - An antipenetrating agent is to be added to a solvent ink for preventing penetration of the solvent ink into a medium to be printed. The antipenetrating agent includes inorganic fine particles and a resin soluble in an organic solvent.01-29-2009
20090214789MAILING INK, AND INK TANK FOR MAILING, INK JET RECORDING METHOD FOR MAILING AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS FOR MAILING USING THE SAME - A mailing ink, an ink tank for mailing, an ink jet recording method for mailing and an ink jet recording apparatus for mailing that can reconcile preferable tint and visibility as indicia with readability by a 2-D bar code reader. The ink is a mailing ink used in ink jet recording. In the mailing ink, the ink tank, the ink jet recording method, and the ink jet recording apparatus, the ink provides an ‘a*’ of from −10 to 15 and a ‘b*’ of from −50 to −15 according to the CIE L*a*b* color system in a printed portion obtained by applying the ink to a recording medium so as to give an application amount of ink of 4.5 mg per square inch, and provides an integrated value of reflection spectrum of 90 or lower in a wavelength region of from 380 nm to 730 nm in the printed portion.08-27-2009
20090214788Magenta dyes and their use in ink- jet printing - A water-soluble dye of the Formula (08-27-2009
20110097497STERIC STABILIZED LATEX PARTICULATES - The present invention is drawn to steric stabilized latex particulates, methods of forming such particulates, inks containing such particulates, and methods of ink-jetting inks containing such particulates. A steric stabilized latex particulate for use in an ink-jet ink can comprise a random copolymer of a steric stabilization oligomer and a hydrophobic monomer.04-28-2011
20110250355METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PATTERN ON A CONTINUOUS STRIP - A method for producing a polymer topographic pattern on a continuous strip which has a longitudinal orientation and transverse orientation perpendicular thereto. The pattern is applied to an area of the continuous strip to be imprinted by means of an application device moving in relation to the strip in a basic movement which is parallel to the transverse orientation of the strip to produce the pattern. During production of the pattern, the position of the continuous strip parallel to its transverse orientation, relative to a stationary reference position, is measured and the position of the application device is changed by a correction movement parallel to the transverse orientation of the continuous strip when the position of the continuous strip parallel to its transverse orientation is changed, the correction movement being superimposed to the basic movement.10-13-2011
20110086168METHOD FOR MAKING A TRANSFER PATTERN THIN FILM - A method for making a transfer-pattern thin film includes the step of preparing a compound mixture by mixing a hard coat material (durable agent) and a release material (release agent) with a water-based, neutral or oil-based solvent, and the step of applying the compound mixture thus obtained to the surface of a thin film substrate, so that, due to the difference in specific gravity or molecule surface extension, or due to the effect of repulsive force, reaction mechanism or bonding force of physical changes and chemical actions, or of the difference in reaction rate, the hard coat substance and release substance are separated in the compound mixture to form a hard coat layer and a release layer between the thin film substrate and the hard coat layer.04-14-2011
20110081488Tube With Resilient Applicator for Dispensing Texture Materials - A method of applying texture material to a destination surface defining a pre-textured portion formed by a spray system and an untextured portion, comprising the following steps. A flexible container, texture, material, a sponge base, a resilient sponge are provided. The resilient sponge is adhered to the sponge base to form a sponge assembly. The texture material is arranged within the container chamber, and the sponge member is fixed relative to the container. Texture material is forced out of the container member and onto an applicator surface. At least a portion of the texture material on the applicator surface is transferred to the untextured portion of the destination surface by displacing the container member along the dispensing axis towards the destination surface with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface. The container member is then displaced away from the destination surface along the dispensing axis with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface such that an exposed portion of the particulate material on the untextured portion of the destination surface stands out from the destination surface and is visually perceptible.04-07-2011
20110076404PIGMENT BASED INKS FOR RELIABLE HIGH SPEED INKJET PRINTING - An aqueous ink composition comprising at least one of dispersed pigments and anionic charged polymer, and further comprising a lower level, relative to the concentration of pigment and anionic charged polymer, of a polyvalent metal oxide particle dispersion, wherein the ink composition has a pH of greater than 4 and the polyvalent metal oxide particles have a negative zeta potential at the pH of the ink composition. These ink compositions are effective in reducing the damage and failure of silicon-based inkjet print heads caused by ink-induced dissolution and stress cracking of the silicon-based materials found in the print heads.03-31-2011
20110070372Reactive Ink Components And Methods For Forming Images Using Reactive Inks - An ink set comprising at least two inks. A first ink includes an optional colorant, a first multi-functional monomer, a second multi-functional monomer that is different from the first multi-functional monomer, and a peroxide initiator comprising a thermal free radical initiator. A second ink includes an optional colorant, a first multi-functional monomer, a second multi-functional monomer that is different from the first multi-functional monomer, and an amine activator comprising a catalyst which catalyzes the homolytic cleavage of the thermal free-radical initiator at low temperatures into radicals. The first ink is free of the amine activator and the second ink is free of the peroxide initiator. The first multi-functional monomer and the second multi-functional monomer accelerate reaction kinetics through a Trommsdorff effect. The components are each present in an amount relative to the other that provides a) early onset of gelation that accelerates polymerization, and b) an ink viscosity that is suitable for jetting from an ink jet printer.03-24-2011
20090169747RED-LUMINESCENT INK JET PRINTING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED WATERFASTNESS - Described are compositions and methods effective to improve the security obtainable for red phosphorescent inks printed, such as by ink jet printing. Specially designed polymeric chelating agents are water soluble and have a high chelating efficiency for lanthanide cations and are themselves strongly adsorbed on polymeric substrates, especially paper. The polymeric chelating agents comprise a polymer chain of either general formulae (1) or (2) containing pyridine-N-oxide, quinoline-N-oxide or isoquinoline-N oxide pendent ligand groups A, where m and n are independent integers in the range of from 1 to 10, and the number average molecular weight of the polymers lies in the range from 1×1007-02-2009
20110014377Selenium Ink and Methods of Making and Using Same - A selenium ink comprising selenium stably dispersed in a liquid medium is provided, wherein the selenium ink is hydrazine free and hydrazinium free. Also provided are methods of preparing the selenium ink and of using the selenium ink to deposit selenium on a substrate for use in the manufacture of a variety of chalcogenide containing semiconductor materials, such as, thin film transistors (TFTs), light emitting diodes (LEDs); and photo responsive devices (e.g., electrophotography (e.g., laser printers and copiers), rectifiers, photographic exposure meters and photo voltaic cells) and chalcogenide containing phase change memory materials.01-20-2011
20100260937LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING ORGANIC ALIGNMENT LAYER AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A method for fabricating an alignment film is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, forming a plurality of region defining strips at an interval on the substrate, and forming organic alignment strips for aligning liquid crystal molecules between the region defining strips by applying an organic alignment material on the substrate.10-14-2010
20100080909INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The present invention provides an inkjet recording method including ejecting an ink onto an ink receiving layer provided on a support to perform recording, wherein the ink receiving layer includes an inorganic fine particle (P) and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (B) at a content ratio (P/B; mass ratio) of from 3 to 5, and a water-soluble aluminum compound, and the ink receiving layer has a moisture amount at recording of 1.2 g/m04-01-2010
20100015336ACTIVE RAY-CURABLE INK AND METHOD FOR FORMING IMAGE - An active ray-curable ink comprising a pigment, a photoinitiator, a polymerizable compound, a compound represented by following Formula (1), and a urethane polymer or a urethane oligomer having no photopolymerizable group in a molecule:01-21-2010
20100003407AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET RECORDING - The present invention relates to a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which is excellent in optical density when printed on plain papers, etc., and a water dispersion used in the water-based ink. The water dispersion for ink-jet printing according to the present invention includes a colorant, and secondary particles of a metal oxide which include a plurality of primary particles thereof connected to each other, wherein the metal oxide is at least one substance selected from the group consisting of silica, titanium oxide and cerium oxide, and the water-based ink for ink-jet printing according to the present invention contains the water dispersion.01-07-2010
20080248202COLORING COMPOSITION, THERMAL TRANSFER RECORDING INK SHEET, THERMAL TRANSFER RECORDING METHOD, COLOR TONER, INKJET INK, COLOR FILTER, ADN AZO DYE - A coloring composition containing an azo dye of the following formula (1):10-09-2008
20110151123Pigmented Phase Change Inks Containing Low Molecular Weight Pigment Dispersants - An ink comprising an ink vehicle; pigment particles; and a dispersant; wherein the dispersant stabilizes the pigment particles; and wherein the dispersant is a compound of the formula06-23-2011
20120121808WATER-SOLUBLE FILM ROLL AND METHOD FOR PAYING OUT WATER-SOLUBLE FILM - To provide a water-soluble film roll 05-17-2012
20090220693Water-Based Inks for Ink-Jet Printing - The present invention relates to (A) a water dispersion for ink-jet printing including particles of a waster-insoluble crosslinked polymer which contain a colorant, and a water-insoluble organic compound, wherein the water-insoluble crosslinked polymer is (1) a polymer produced by crosslinking a water-insoluble polymer with a crosslinking agent; (2) a polymer produced by crosslinking 100 parts by weight of the water-insoluble polymer with 0.5 to 9.5 parts by weight of the crosslinking agent; or (3) a polymer having a weight-average segment molecular weight of from 1,400 to 20,000 as calculated from [(weigh-average molecular weight of the water-insoluble polymer)/(number of molar equivalents of the crosslinking agent to be reacted with 1 mol of the water-insoluble polymer+1)]; (B) an ink for ink-jet printing containing the above water dispersion which is excellent in gloss and storage stability; and (C) particles of the water-insoluble crosslinked polymer.09-03-2009
20120201960THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER - A printer (08-09-2012
20110177246INK COMPOSITIONS - A light-magenta radiation-curable gel ink including at least one curable monomer, at least one organic gellant, at least one photoinitiator, and a colorant. The colorant includes a magenta colorant, a hue-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 400 to about 500 nm, and an optional shade-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 600 to about 700 nm.07-21-2011
20080213480APPLICATOR AND METHOD OF APPLYING A CORROSION PREVENTATIVE TO A SURFACE - An applicator and method of discharging a corrosion preventative. The applicator controllably and uniformly applies a corrosion preventative to a surface that has a sensor instrument mounted thereon. The applicator comprises a reservoir block that defines an interior reservoir that is configured to contain an amount of the corrosion preventative. The applicator further comprises a plate attached to the top of the reservoir block. The plate includes a sensor guide that extends outward from the top surface which is configured to engage the surface. Discharge tubes attach to the plate and extend outward from the plate in a pattern around the sensor instrument, wherein the tubes operatively communicate with the reservoir. A proximity sensor which is positioned within the sensor bore is configured to sense and to signal a presence of the sensor instrument positioned within the sensor bore. In response to the signaling of the sensor instrument position within the sensor bore, the discharge tubes uniformly discharge controlled amounts of the corrosion preventative onto the surface.09-04-2008
20080280041AQUEOUS INK, INK SET, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An aqueous ink to be used together with a pigment ink containing a pigment and a polymer, wherein the aqueous ink contains a reactive component for destabilizing the dispersion state of the pigment, the dynamic surface tension of the aqueous ink at a lifetime of 30 milliseconds is 41 mN/m or more, and the dynamic surface tension of the aqueous ink at a lifetime of 500 milliseconds is from 28 mN/m or more to 38 mN/m or less as determined by a maximum bubble pressure method.11-13-2008
20100183808ALUMINA PARTICLES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - Alumina particles and compositions containing alumina particles are disclosed. Methods of making alumina particles and methods of using alumina particles are also disclosed.07-22-2010
20100330279AQUEOUS DISPERSION, A COATED SUBJECT AND USE OF AN AQUEOUS DISPERSION - There is disclosed an aqueous dispersion comprising a) inorganic particles b) at least one fatty acid or a salt thereof, c) a polymeric binder, and d) water, wherein said aqueous dispersion is free of organic solvent. There is also disclosed use of an aqueous dispersion comprising a) inorganic particles, b) at least one fatty acid or a salt thereof, c) a polymeric binder, and d) water, as a coating on a substrate surface, wherein said surface after coating displays an equilibrium contact angle higher than 120° degrees, preferably more than 135°, most preferably more than 150° for a drop of water on the surface. There is also disclosed a method for coating a substrate comprising contacting said substrate with the aqueous dispersion. The coating allows application in one step, it is non-toxic, safe for food packaging, and environmentally friendly as well as inexpensive.12-30-2010
20100285221INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING - An ink composition for ink jet recording, contains at least a dispersoid in which a pigment can be dispersed in water, and a polymer microparticle, in which an average particle diameter of the dispersoid is 20 to 300 nm, the polymer microparticle contains at least 70% by weight or more of an alkyl(meth)acrylate containing ethyl acrylate and/or a cyclic alkyl(meth)acrylate, a(meth)acrylic acid, and an ethylene based unsaturated monomer having a saturated or an unsaturated ring as a monomer component, a glass transition temperature and an acid value thereof are 0° C. or below and 50 mgKOH/g or less, respectively.11-11-2010
20100285220Method and Apparatus for Continuous Coating - Disclosed is a method and apparatus for continuous coating with a rotational die in which coating materials flow in a radial direction. The linear speed of a substrate in need of coating is identical to the tangential speed of the surface of the rotational die so that the coating material, which flows in a radial direction of the rotational die, flows onto the substrate perpendicularly. Therefore, the ingredients of coating materials overlap one another (or stand vertically as a layer), and the vertical sequence of the coating material is ensured. This method and apparatus can be used to make organic electronic devices, organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic devices. Particularly, this method and apparatus can be used in bulk-hetero-junction of mixed coating of P-type and N-type semiconductors.11-11-2010
20110052814GLUING METHOD AND DEVICE OF CORRUGATED BOARD SHEET - In a gluing method of a box production line using a glue gun of a contact-type, the glue can be applied firmly without placing excessive pressure on a gluing margin during a gluing step even when a paper type of the corrugated board sheet changes due to an order change. The gluing method of applying glue to a gluing area in a gluing margin of a joint flap of the corrugated board sheet traveling on a box production line by a glue gun of a contact-type in a gluing process, the method comprising the steps of: applying pressure on the glue gun by a first pressure device in a direction that compensates self-weight of the glue gun on the corrugated board sheet during the gluing process; detecting a reaction force of the gluing margin by a reaction-force sensor which is arranged in a transfer line of the corrugated board sheet on an upstream side of the glue gun in a traveling direction of the corrugated board sheet; and applying pressure on the gluing margin of the corrugated board sheet by a second pressure device arranged in a proximity of a gluing point at which the glue is applied by the glue gun during the gluing process, the pressure to be applied by the second pressure device being set in accordance with a detection value of the reaction-force sensor.03-03-2011
20110052812METERING SYSTEM FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPENSING TWO DIFFERENT ADHESIVES FROM A SINGLE METERING DEVICE OR APPLICATOR ONTO A COMMON SUBSTRATE - A method of making an article having a substrate and two materials applied thereto includes providing a metered fluid dispensing system having first and second supply sources for supplying first and second fluids, respectively, an output device having at least one dispensing nozzle, and at least two pumps for pumping the first and second fluids from their respective supply sources to the at least one dispensing nozzle, the pumps being in close proximity to the dispensing nozzle. The dispensing system is configured to selectively control the passage of the first and second fluids from each one of the at least two pumps to the at least one dispensing nozzle. The substrate is conveyed past the fluid dispensing system in a machine direction and the first, or second, or first and second fluids are applied to the substrate in a plurality of segments, each segment having a volume per unit length and applied in a length in the machine direction to define a pattern, and in which wherein the pattern includes at least some areas in which the first or second fluid is present without the other fluid.03-03-2011
20110052811Metering system for simultaneously dispensing two different adhensives from a single metering device or applicator onto a common substrate - A new and improved hot melt adhesive or other thermoplastic material dispensing system comprises two separate and independent rotary gear-type metering pumps with two separate and independent supply sources and fluid supply passageways, or two separate and independent sets of rotary gear-type metering pumps with two separate and independent supply sources and fluid supply passageways, which are able to independently output precisely metered amounts of the hot melt adhesive materials simultaneously onto a particularly substrate through suitable output devices so as to result in a multitude of different hot melt adhesive patterns and at different locations.03-03-2011
20110262643INK COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - A radiation-curable gel ink with reduced syneresis. The inks include a curable monomer, an organic gellant, a gel-forming wax, an optional photoinitiator, and an optional colorant. Also disclosed are methods of making such inks, and methods of forming images with such inks.10-27-2011
20110135824Electroless Deposition System - An electroless deposition method includes providing a deposition solution, and saturating the deposition solution with an oxygen concentration in a range from about two thousand parts per million to about twenty thousand parts per million, and replenishing deionized water in the deposition solution.06-09-2011
20110171387METHODS OF MAKING FITNESS MAT AND FITNESS BALL FOR EXERCISE - In a method of making a fitness mat for exercise, the mat is formed from foam rubber to have a top and bottom, and a plurality of different exercises are applied on one of the surfaces of the formed mat, For making the ball, the exercises are applied on an outer surface thereof. Each of the plurality of different exercises is denoted by a human figurine demonstrating how to perform the exercise. The step of applying further includes printing indicia directly beneath each human figurine demonstrating its corresponding exercise, the printed indicia including the name of the exercise, and one of a time period to perform the exercise or a number of repetitions to perform the exercise, with at least one of the human figurines including the name of the exercise, a time period and a number of repetitions there beneath.07-14-2011
20090029050ARYLIDENEPYRAZOLONE DYE, HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING INK SHEET AND HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING METHOD - A heat-sensitive transfer recording ink sheet, containing a base material sheet and a dye-providing layer formed, wherein at least one kind of yellow dye contained in the dye-providing layer is an arylidenepyrazolone dye represented by formula (1):01-29-2009
20100159137COATING COMPOSITION, SYSTEM INCLUDING THE COATING COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR SECURE IMAGES - A coating composition, system, and method for printing documents that are difficult to chemically or physically forge and that are easy to visually verify are disclosed. The system includes a substrate, a toner, including a colorant and a dye, a primary migration-enhancing coating applied using an offset printing process and optionally a secondary migration-enhancing coating applied using an offset printing process. An image formed using the toner of the invention is readily verified by comparing a colorant-formed image and a dye-formed image. In addition, if a solvent is used in an attempt to alter the printed image on the substrate, the dye migrates or diffuses to indicate tampering with the document.06-24-2010
20100159138RESIST SOLUTION AND METHOD OF FORMING PATTERN USING THE SAME - A resist solution is discussed. The resist solution includes: a base polymer, a tackifier, a carrier solvent, a printing solvent. The resist solution further includes a methoxy-based silane coupling agent which has a weak affinity for a carrier solvent containing ethanol.06-24-2010
20100196602INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink set includes at least two aqueous inks A and B with different colors, the inks A and B used in an inkjet recording method in which the inks A and B are superimposed for formation of a color image, wherein the ink A contains water-dispersible colorant A1 free of a surfactant-based dispersant, and anionic compound A2, and wherein the ink B contains water-dispersible colorant B1 containing a surfactant-based dispersant.08-05-2010
20100068389IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides an image forming method having at least: applying, onto a recording medium, an ink composition containing at least a water-soluble organic solvent, a pigment, a polymer particle and water; and removing at least a part of the water-soluble organic solvent from the ink composition on the recording medium. The water-soluble organic solvent contains at least a water-soluble organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 10 Pa at 20° C., a boiling temperature of less than 260° C., and an SP value of less than 25, at a content of 30 mass % or more with respect to the total water-soluble organic solvent content of the ink composition.03-18-2010
20100068386AQUEOUS COATING AGENT - The object of the invention is to provide an aqueous coating agent which I applied onto a recording medium in the ink-jet system to form a film excellent in scratch resistance, water resistance and gloss on the surface of an image, and an aqueous coating solution containing this aqueous coating agent. The means for solving is an aqueous coating agent for pigment ink-jet, which is characterized by comprising a graft copolymer that has a silicone-based side chain, and an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid-containing monomer as an essential constituent in a main chain, and has an acid value in the range from 40 to 200 mg-KOH/g (solid) and a weight-average molecular weight in the range from 5,000 to 30,000; and an aqueous coating solution for pigment ink-jet comprising the aqueous coating agent which is characterized in that the aqueous coating solution is charged into a tank different from a tank for pigment ink, and is ejected and applied onto a recorded material from a nozzle different from a nozzle for pigment ink in ink-jet system.03-18-2010
20100068385Sheet goods having a large repeat length and tile with numerous patterns - Sheet goods having extremely long repeat lengths and tiles having a large number of different visual patterns are formed by printing two different print patterns having different repeat lengths. The two different print patterns are printed on two films that are laminated together, or on a substrate, or one print pattern on a substrate and one print pattern on a transparent or translucent film that is laminated to the printed substrate.03-18-2010
20100068388Apparatus and Method for Dispensing Fluid, Semi-Solid and Solid Samples - The invention relates generally to the field of automated collection and deposition of fluid, semi-solid, and solid samples of biological or chemical materials. More specifically, the invention relates to the field of microarrayers, which are devices for autonomously depositing minute droplets of biological or chemical fluid samples in ordered arrays onto substrates. The invention also relates to tissue arrayers, which are devices for the collection and deposition of solid and semi-solid tissue samples in ordered arrays. Other aspects of the invention relate to fluidics robots, which are devices for the autonomous collection, dispensing and processing of biological or chemical fluid samples. The invention improves the throughput of microarrayers, tissue arrayers, and fluidics robots by providing methods and apparatuses to precisely and repeatably load supplies into the machines.03-18-2010
20100068387INK FOR PRINTING ON LOW ENERGY SUBSTRATES - The invention provides an aqueous inkjet ink composition comprises a polymeric compound comprising discrete particles responsive to an external stimulus, and a functional material, wherein the functional material may be incorporated as part of the polymeric particles, the particles causing the composition to have a first rheological state and a different second rheological state in response to a stimulated change in conditions, the first rheological state being associated with a first lower viscosity of the composition, wherein the particles have a first lower volume, enabling the composition to pass through an inkjet printhead orifice and the second rheological state being associated with a second higher viscosity of the composition, wherein the particles have a second higher volume, enabling immobilisation of droplets of the composition on a substrate. The inkjet composition is particularly useful in a continuous inkjet printing system for printing onto a wide range of surfaces including impermeable surfaces.03-18-2010
20090202724INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An ink composition, including: a water-soluble solvent A; a pigment; and water. The water-soluble solvent A contains at least a water-soluble solvent having an SP value of 27.5 or less at an amount of 90 mass % or more and a compound represented by the following Formula (1), wherein the compound represented by Formula (1) is the same as or different from the water-soluble solvent having an SP value of 27.5 or less:08-13-2009
20090202722INK SET FOR INKJET RECORDING AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - An ink set for inkjet recording is provided. The ink set includes: at least one kind of ink composition that contains self-dispersing polymer particles, a color material, a hydrophilic organic solvent and water; and a reaction liquid capable of forming an aggregate upon contact with the ink composition.08-13-2009
20110189397IN-MOULD LABELLING PROCESS - There is disclosed a process for manufacturing an in-mould labelled article, the process comprising the steps of: placing a label comprising a polyvinylidene chloride coated film (08-04-2011
20100189903INK CONTAINING CARBON NANOTUBE, METHOD FOR APPLYING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLASMA DISPLAY PANEL - The present invention provides an ink containing a carbon nanotube with low viscosity and high dispersibility of the carbon nanotube. The present invention provides an ink containing a carbon nanotube, an organic solvent, a binder, and a dispersant, wherein the dispersant is at least one dispersant selected from the group consisting of a polyalkylol amine salt dispersant, and a polyether-modified polyalkylsiloxane dispersant.07-29-2010
20110189396INK, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK SET - An ink containing a plurality of coloring materials having different hues, wherein the bronze value B, which is calculated from tristimulus values of reflected light, of illumination in the direction of an angle of 45 degrees to a normal to the image, in the direction of specular reflection and tristimulus values of illumination light under the same condition of the illumination by using Formula 1, with respect to a predetermined recorded image recorded by the above-described ink is 2.0 or less.08-04-2011
20110189395Process for imparting grease, oil and water repellence to substrates - A process for imparting grease, oil and water repellence to a substrate comprises applying by means of a printing process on at least a portion of the surface of such substrate a composition comprising at least one (per)fluoropolyether derivative. By means of such process it is possible to confer suitable grease, oil and water repellence properties to substrates via selective treatment/coating, by significantly reducing total amount of fluoro-containing additive required for the target properties.08-04-2011
20110177248INK COMPOSITIONS - A light-cyan radiation-curable gel ink including at least one curable monomer, at least one organic gellant, at least one photoinitiator, and a colorant. The colorant includes a cyan colorant, a hue-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 500 to about 600 nm, and an optional shade-adjusting colorant that absorbs light having a wavelength of from about 400 to about 500 nm.07-21-2011
20100028539INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING INK AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An ink composition includes a colorant represented by the following formula (I); water; a guanidine-based compound; and a colorless water-soluble planar compound having more than ten delocalized π-electrons within one molecule:02-04-2010
20100028540Method and system for forming black matrix - A method for forming a black matrix includes (S1) applying a black matrix-forming ink to an intaglio-patterned elastic mold; (S2) removing an ink applied to an embossed portion of the elastic mold; (S3) transcribing the ink remaining in an intagliated portion of the elastic mold to a substrate; and (S4) curing and drying the ink transcribed to the substrate. The step (S2) may be performed in a way of closely adhering a surface of an ink removing unit having a surface energy from 02-04-2010
20100021633INK SET, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING UNIT - An object of the present invention is to provide an ink set which can produce images with color developability undoubtedly higher than images produced by a conventional pigment ink and closer to images produced by silver halide photography or output from a laser printer, in particular, color developability in a red color region, while keeping ink reliability. The ink set comprises at least a first ink and a second ink wherein the first ink has a maximum absorption wavelength in a region of 450 mm or more and less than 500 nm and the second ink has a maximum absorption wavelength in a region of 500 nm or more and 570 nm or less, and the ink set has a B/A ratio of a minimum absorbance B to a maximum absorbance A of 0.7 or more and 1.0 or less among absorbances of the first ink and the second ink in total in a region of 450 nm or more and 570 nm or less.01-28-2010
20100021634SECURITY FEATURES AND PROCESSES FOR FORMING SAME - Security features, e.g., reflective security features, and processes for forming security features are described. The security features comprise crystalline metal-containing particles having a primary particle size of from about 10 nanometers to less than 500 nanometers and including a continuous or non-continuous coating of a ceramic material. Inks comprising such crystalline metal-containing particles are also described. The crystalline metal-containing particles are preferably produced by flame spraying.01-28-2010
20110097496AQUEOUS-BASED METHOD OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE FILM - A method with enhanced safety characteristics of depositing a kesterite film, which includes a compound of the formula: Cu04-28-2011
20090202725Water compatible sterically hindered alkoxyamines and hydroxy substituted alkoxyamines - Sterically hindered hydroxy substituted alkoxyamine stabilizer compounds are made water compatible via certain backbones with affinity towards water. The sterically hindered amines are for example of formulae (5)-(7)08-13-2009
20100227066MULTI-ELEMENT METAL CHALCOGENIDE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME - A multi-element metal chalcogenide and a method for preparing the same are provided. According to the present invention, the multi-element metal chalcogenide includes multiple metal elements. According to the present invention, a multi-element metal chalcogenide powder is prepared, and all of the multiple metal elements of the multi-element metal chalcogenide are derived from simple substance powders of the metal elements, and/or one or more alloy powders mixed in accordance with a mole ratio. Then, a solution phase synthesis of the powder of the multi-element metal chalcogenide is conducted under the normal pressure to prepare the multi-element metal chalcogenide. The multi-element metal chalcogenide can be coated to obtain a film or used to make a target and then bombard the target for sputtering a film. In such a way, a selenization process which is conventional in fabricating the semiconductor solar cell is eliminated, thus improving the production yield and efficiency.09-09-2010
20100285219CARBON BLACK PIGMENTED INKJET INK HAVING MULTIPLE HUMECTANTS - The present invention relates to a carbon black inkjet ink having improved printhead idle time and start up in order to substantially maintain, un-interrupted printing with better nozzle jetting. The inkjet ink includes a non-ionic silicone surfactant, a polymeric dispersant, and two or more humectants.11-11-2010
20100112221AMPHOTERIC PIGMENT DISPERSION CONTAINING INK FORMULATIONS, METHODS OF USING INK FORMULATIONS, AND SYSTEMS USING INK FORMULATIONS - Ink-jet ink sets, pigment-based ink formulations, methods of printing, and methods of enhancing print quality, are disclosed. One exemplary ink-jet ink set, among others, includes a pigment-based ink formulation at a first pH, including: a pigment-based ink, and an amphoteric dispersant having an isoelectric point; and a second ink formulation at a second pH, wherein the first pH and the second pH are each selected from an acidic pH and a basic pH, wherein the first pH and the second pH are not the same, and wherein the amphoteric dispersant has a higher isoelectric point than the first pH when the dispersant is acidic, and a lower isoelectric point than the first pH when the dispersant is basic.05-06-2010
20100189901PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES, AND THE COMPOSITIONS OF SILVER INK CONTAINING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a process for preparation of silver complex compound and the compositions of silver ink containing the same. The present invention includes a) preparing silver complex compound with special structure by reacting silver compound with at least one or two mixtures selected from ammonium carbamate compound, ammonium carbonate compound or ammonium bicarbonate compound and b) preparing silver nano particles by reacting the silver complex compound with reducer or reducing or pyrolyzing the silver complex compound by applying heat thereto. The preparing method according to the present invention can prepare the silver nano practical with various shapes through a simple preparation process, improve the selectivity of the size of the silver complex compound, fire the silver complex compound even when it is fired at a low temperature of 150° C. or less during a short time, provide the ink compositions capable of forming the coating or the fine pattern showing the high conductivity while facilitating the thickness control of the coating, and provide the ink compositions capable of being applied to the reflective film material, the electromagnetic wave shield, and the antimicrobial agent, etc.07-29-2010
20100304028 CONTINUOUS INK JET INK COMPOSITIONS - The invention relates to continuous ink jet printing of an aqueous pigmented ink composition recycled from a main ink supply reservoir, employing a printer with a fluid delivery system capable of measuring the ink electrical resistivity, and providing needed quantities of either vehicle replenisher fluid or fresh ink to maintain the desired recycled ink concentration. The electrical resistivity of the pigmented ink can be modified advantageously for stable ink recycling by the addition of the organic amine salt of an acid, and the pH stability of the ink can be simultaneously improved by the additional inclusion of the neutral form of the organic amine in similar molar proportions to the amine salt. The pigmented ink jet ink compositions provide for particularly stable and invariant fluid properties during periods of extended printer operation and ink recirculation.12-02-2010
20100047454INKJET PRINTING METHODS AND INKJET INK SETS - An inkjet printing method including, in order, the steps of: a) providing at least two or more color inkjet inks of the same color and color density but having a different composition to an inkjet printer; b) mixing the two or more color inkjet inks in a controlled amount; and c) printing the mixture of the two or more color inkjet inks with the inkjet printer onto an ink-receiver. An inkjet printer and an inkjet ink set include two or more color inkjet inks of the same color and color density but having a different composition.02-25-2010
20080305261Non-Aqueous Quinacridone Dispersions Using Dispersion Synergists - A non-aqueous pigment dispersion includes a quinacridone pigment, a polymeric dispersant, and a dispersion synergist in a non-aqueous dispersion medium wherein the dispersion synergist is a quinacridone derivative substituted on one of the two nitrogen atoms of the quinacridone basic chromophore structure by a group including at least one carboxyl group or a salt thereof. Also, a method for printing an ink-jet image with an ink including the non-aqueous pigment dispersion.12-11-2008
20100062161INK SET, RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink set includes a cyan ink composition containing C.I. pigment blue 15:6 as a pigment; a magenta ink composition containing a quinacridone pigment selected from the group consisting of C.I. pigment violet 19, C.I. pigment red 122, C.I. pigment red 202, and C.I. pigment red 209, or a quinacridone solid solution pigment formed of at least two selected from the above group; and a yellow ink composition containing a pigment selected from the group consisting of C.I. pigment yellow 74, C.I. pigment yellow 213, and C.I. pigment yellow 185.03-11-2010
20110318491THERMAL RECEIVER ELEMENTS AND IMAGING ASSEMBLIES - An imaging element has a substrate, an extruded, non-voided compliant layer and an image receiving layer. The extruded, non-voided compliant layer has a heat of fusion of equal to or greater than 0 and up to and including 45 joules/g of compliant layer as determined in a temperature range of from 25° C. to 147° C. by ASTM method D3418-08 and a tensile modulus value of less than 5×1012-29-2011
20110052813FUNCTIONALISED GRAPHENE OXIDE - A functionalised graphene oxide and a method of making a functionalised graphene oxide comprising: (i) oxidizing graphite to form graphite oxide wherein the graphene sheets which make up the graphite independently of each other have a basal plane fraction of carbon atoms in the sp03-03-2011
20100112219Ink set and ink cartridge for ink-jet recording, ink-jet recording method, and ink-jet recording apparatus - An ink set for ink-jet recording which includes multiple inks having different colors. Each of the multiple inks includes a colorant, a water-soluble organic solvent, a fluorine-based surfactant, and water. The viscosity difference among the multiple inks is 2.0 mPa·s or less at a temperature of 25° C. and a shearing speed of 230 1/s, and the viscosity difference among the multiple inks is 0.5 mPa·s or less at a temperature of 25° C. and a shearing speed of 100,000 1/s.05-06-2010
20090297713AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET RECORDING - The present invention relates to (1) a water dispersion for ink-jet printing which includes a self-dispersible pigment (A) containing a salt-forming group and polymer particles (B) containing a constitutional unit derived from a salt-forming group-containing monomer and a constitutional unit derived from a silicone macromer, wherein the polymer particles (B) contain the same salt-forming groups as that contained in and the self-dispersible pigment (A), the water dispersion being excellent in optical density, higher lighter fastness and ejection property; (2) a water-based ink containing the water dispersion; and (3) a method for preventing aggregates from adhering onto an inner surface of nozzles in an ink-jet printing head.12-03-2009
20120114857METHOD OF CONTACT COATING A MICRONEEDLE ARRAY - A method of coating a microneedle array by applying a coating fluid using a flexible film in a brush-like manner. A method of coating a microneedle array comprising: providing a microneedle array having a substrate and a plurality of microneedles; providing a flexible film; providing a coating solution comprising a carrier fluid and a coating material; applying the coating solution onto a first major surface of the flexible film; performing a transfer step of bringing the first major surface of the flexible film into contact with the microneedles and removing the flexible film from contact with the microneedles; and allowing the carrier fluid to evaporate.05-10-2012
20120114858VARYING FLUOROELASTOMER CURE ACROSS THE ROLLER TO MAXIMIZE FUSER ROLLER LIFE - In accordance with the invention, there are image forming apparatus, fuser members, and methods of making fuser members. The method of making a fuser member can include providing a substrate having a longitudinal axis, providing a first flow coating solution including a fluoroelastomer polymer, and providing a second flow coating solution including a crosslinking agent. The method can also include mixing the first flow coating solution and the second flow coating solution to form a third flow coating solution and forming a continuous fluoroelastomer layer over a surface of the substrate by applying the third flow coating solution onto the substrate in a spiral pattern, wherein the crosslinking agent concentration can be varied along the longitudinal axis by changing the ratio of the first flow coating solution and the second flow coating solution in the third flow coating solution.05-10-2012
20120064249Texture Material for Covering a Repaired Portion of a Textured Surface - A texturing system for applying a desired texture pattern on a patched portion of a surface. The texturing system comprises texture material, a dispensing system for dispensing the texture material, and a selecting system. The texture material comprises a carrier, a binder, a filler, and a change material. The texture material changes from a wet form to a solidified form when exposed to air. The change material changes appearance when the texture material changes from the wet form to the solidified form. The selecting system is supported by the dispensing system such that texture material dispensed from the dispensing system is dispensed through an outlet opening in the desired texture pattern. The dispensing system is used to deposit the texture material onto the patched portion of the surface in the desired texture pattern.03-15-2012
20110165329Force Feedback Leveling of Tip Arrays for Nanolithography - A method of leveling a polymer pen array includes contacting a pen array with a surface and measuring a total force exerted on the surface by the pen array, the pen array being disposed at a first angle with respect to a first axis of the surface and a second angle with respect to a second axis of the surface; tilting one or both of the pen array and the surface to vary the first and second angles of the pen array with respect to the surface; measuring the total force exerted by the tilted pen array on the surface; and repeating the tilting and measuring steps until a global maximum of the total force exerted on the surface by the pen array is measured, thereby determining first and second angles which correspond to a leveled position of the pen array with respect to the surface.07-07-2011
20120058273INK COMPOSITION, AND METHOD OF FORMING PATTERN, COLOR FILTER AND METHOD OF PREPARING COLOR FILTER USING THE SAME - An ink composition, and a method of forming a pattern, a color filter and a method of manufacturing the color filter using the same. The ink composition includes a binder resin, a multifunctional monomer having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond, a coloring agent, a polymerization initiator containing a certain positive ion and a solvent. Therefore, the composition has excellent coating property and chemical resistance and also an improved adhesion to a printing member, and thus the ink composition may be useful in forming a precise micropattern using a roll printing method, particularly a reversed printing method.03-08-2012
20120058271TRANSPARENT INK-JET RECORDING FILMS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS - Transparent ink jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and low haze values. Such films are useful for medical imaging.03-08-2012
20100080906FUSIBLE INKJET RECORDING MEDIA - An inkjet printing system contains an inkjet printer loaded with a recording element comprising a support and an ink receiving layer containing:04-01-2010
20100215855RECORDING INK, RECORDING MEDIUM, INK MEDIA SET, INK RECORDED MATTER, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an ink-media set, record printed by use of the ink-media set, an inkjet printing method, and an inkjet printing apparatus which includes ink that has at least water, dye, and humectant and surface tension thereof is 20 to 35 mN/m at 25° C., a support, and a recording medium having the support and at least one surface thereof has a coating layer wherein transfer rate of the ink to the recording medium measured by a dynamic scanning absorptometer in 100 ms of contact time is 4 to 15 ml/m08-26-2010
20120070583FLAME SIMULATING ASSEMBLY - A method of forming a simulated combustible fuel element for simulating a semi-burned combustible fuel element, including, first, covering a surface of the semi-burned combustible fuel element with a material selected to produce a resiliently flexible mold, and second, after the selected material has set, removing the semi-burned combustible fuel element from the mold. Next, a predetermined amount of liquefied body material is introduced into the mold, and a body is produced resembling the semi-burned combustible fuel element with one or more cavities therein and an exterior surface simulating the surface of the semi-burned combustible fuel element, the body including one or more light passages. After the body material is cured, the mold is removed from the body.03-22-2012
20120156375INKJET INK COMPOSITION WITH JETTING AID - An inkjet ink composition comprising water, self-dispersing carbon black pigment particles, and a copolymer jetting aid; wherein the copolymer jetting aid comprises a copolymer obtained from polymerizing at least 5 weight percent of one or more monomers comprising a long hydrocarbon chain having greater than or equal to 12 carbons and from 5 to 30 weight percent of one or more acidic monomers. The inks of the present invention have improved stable drop velocities over extended droplet ejection events.06-21-2012
20090104354Biochip, biochip reader and biochip reading method - A biochip for implementing analysis on the basis of the distribution of a quantity of light of fluorescent light generated at sites disposed thereon, the biochip having, markers formed thereon and defined previously in a positional relationship relative to the sites; and a processor for recognizing positions of the sites on the biochip on the basis of the positions of the markers, wherein the markers are formed of at least one of dyes, pigment, metal colloid bonded to biopolymer, dyes bonded to biopolymer, and pigment bonded to biopolymer.04-23-2009
20100092672INKJET RECORDING METHOD - An inkjet recording method including recording on an inkjet recording medium having an ink receiving layer containing inorganic microparticles, a water-soluble resin and a crosslinking agent on a support, using an inkjet ink containing at least a dye, water, a diglycerin derivative of formula (1) and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein 40% by weight or more of the water-soluble organic solvent is a water-soluble organic solvent which gives a swelling ratio of 3% or less for the water-soluble resin that has been crosslinked by the crosslinking agent.04-15-2010
20100092675INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING DEVICE - An ink jet recording method for forming an image by adhering water-based ink to a non-absorbing or low-absorbing medium, including: forming an image while heating the medium, in which the water-based ink contains a first solvent having a boiling point of 210° C. to 280° C., a second solvent having a boiling point of 150° C. to 280° C., a water-insoluble colorant, a water-soluble resin, thermoplastic resin particles, a silicon surfactant, and water, and the surface tension when the first solvent is formed into an aqueous solution is lower than the surface tension when the second solvent is formed into an aqueous solution.04-15-2010
20100092674INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING DEVICE - An ink jet recording method for forming an image by adhering water-based ink to a metallic foil medium, in which the method includes forming an image while heating the medium to 40° C. to 50° C., the amount of ink droplets to be adhered to the medium is 4 to 25 ng per dot, and the water-based ink contains a pigment, 3 to 11 mass of a water-soluble resin solvent, 0.5 to 1.1 mass of a water-soluble resin, 2.1 to 4.5 mass of a resin emulsion, and a surfactant.04-15-2010
20100092670DISPERSE DYES, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE - The present invention provides dyes of the general formula (I)04-15-2010
20100247772NONAQUEOUS INK, INK SET, IMAGE-FORMING METHOD, IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS AND RECORDED ARTICLE - A nonaqueous ink, having: colorant particles, the colorant particles having an average particle diameter of 1 nm or more and less than 50 nm, and the value (D09-30-2010
20100247768INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - The present invention provides an ink composition for use in inkjet recording, the ink composition including one of water-soluble dye and water in an amount of from 20% to 40% by mass, which is capable of recording an image that is suppressed in the variation of image density immediately after printing.09-30-2010
20100247770METHOD FOR APPLYING COATING LIQUID, METHOD FOR FORMING COATED FILM, METHOD FOR FORMING A PATTERN BY USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - Described are novel methods for applying a coating liquid, forming a coated film, forming a pattern by using the same, and manufacturing a semiconductor device. A coating liquid is applied onto a substrate using a method including forming a puddle of a mixture liquid containing a coating liquid and a diluting liquid on the substrate and spreading the mixture liquid over the surface of the substrate, forming a coated film. Alternatively, a coating liquid is applied onto a substrate using a method including dispensing a diluting liquid on a substrate to cover the entire surface of the substrate with the diluting liquid, dispensing a coating liquid on the diluting liquid forming an area where the mixture liquid containing the coating liquid and the diluting liquid is present, and spreading the mixture liquid over the surface of the substrate to apply the coating liquid on the substrate, forming a coated film.09-30-2010
20100247769LIQUID CIRCULATION UNIT, LIQUID CIRCULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COATED BODY - A liquid circulation unit adapted to be provided in a liquid circulation apparatus to circulate a liquid, including, a first liquid storage unit to store the liquid, a sensor to detect a fluid level of the liquid stored in the first liquid storage unit, a liquid sending pump to send the liquid to an outside from the first liquid storage unit based on a detection result of the sensor, a pipe arrangement for deaeration to remove a dissolved gas in the liquid sent from the liquid sending pump, a filter to remove an impurity in the liquid sent from the liquid sending pump, a diaphragm valve which opens when the liquid is sent to the outside from the first liquid storage unit, and a cock valve which opens when the liquid is sent to the first liquid storage unit from the outside, wherein the liquid circulation unit is adapted to be provided so as to be detachable to or from the liquid circulation apparatus.09-30-2010
20120128883COMPRESSION DEVICE WITH WEAR AREA - A method of making a compression device having a pressure applicator for applying a compression to a wearer's body part when the device is placed on the wearer's body includes applying a colorant having a first color to at least a portion of a loop material having a second color that is different than the first color. The step of applying colorant includes applying colorant to loops of the loop material so that repeated connection and disconnection of hook material attached to the device with the loop material causes loops having the first color of the colorant thereon to break so that the second color of the loop material is revealed by breakage of loops of the loop material having the colorant applied thereto.05-24-2012
20120128881PHASE CHANGE COMPOSITION FOR PRINTING - A phase change composition including at least one crystalline polyester and at least one acrylate monomer. Examples of suitable crystalline polyesters include aliphatic crystalline polyesters and polylactones. A method of making the phase change composition, and a method for applying the phase change composition to a substrate.05-24-2012
20120128882GEL POLYMER PEN LITHOGRAPHY - The disclosure relates to methods of printing indicia on a substrate using a tip array comprised of elastomeric, compressible gel polymers. The tip array can be prepared using conventional photolithographic methods and can be tailored to have any desired number and/or arrangement of tips. Numerous copies (e.g., greater than 15,000, or greater than 11 million) of a pattern can be made in a parallel fashion in as little as 40 minutes.05-24-2012
20120213930INK COMPOSITION AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME - An ink composition includes: water, a compound represented by the following general formula (1) or a salt thereof, and a compound represented by the following general formula (21) or a salt thereof.08-23-2012
20100173076FABRICATION OF POLYANILINE NANOFIBER DISPERSIONS AND FILMS - A new method for forming stable polyaniline nanofiber colloids uses electrostatic repulsion to maintain dispersion of the nanofibers and prevent aggregation during synthesis of the nanofibers. The colloidal suspensions are formed directly from the reactants in solution maintained at a pH of about 1.0 to about 4.0 and a temperature of about 10° C. to about 100° C. with minimal or no stirring. Also set forth are new methods for forming ultrathin films of polyaniline nanofibers via self-assembly.07-08-2010
20120171379RADIATION-SENSITIVE COMPOSITION - A radiation-sensitive composition containing a resist compound having a high sensitivity, a high resolution, a high etching resistance, and a low outgas which forms a resist pattern with good shape and a method of forming a resist pattern and novel compositions for forming a photoresist under coat film which is excellent in optical properties and etching resistance and contains substantially no sublimable substance and an under coat film formed by the composition. Radiation-sensitive composition containing a solvent and a cyclic compound having, e.g., a cyclic compound (A) having a molecular weight of 700 to 5000 which is synthesized by the condensation reaction of a compound having 2 to 59 carbon atoms and 1 to 4 formyl groups with a compound having 6 to 15 carbon atoms and 1 to 3 phenolic hydroxyl groups, and a cyclic compound for use in the radiation-sensitive composition.07-05-2012
20090117275Methods of forming decorative veil - Methods that apply decorative particles in-line in the manufacturing process to form a decorative structured mat or veil that is ready for direct commercial application. The decorative particles or decorative paint patterns should be of a size and/or color to be visible at a distance of five meters from the decorative mat or veil. In preferred embodiments, the particle size ranges from about 100 to about 500 microns in size. A formulation for coating a glass fiber mat with decorative particles is also provided.05-07-2009
20100047453INK COMPOSITION FOR INK-JET PRINTING AND PRINTING METHOD - An ink composition for ink-jet printing contains a water-soluble dye having an anthraquinone skeleton and a water solubility of 50 g/L or less at 30° C. and at least one polyoxyethylene alkyl ether having an HLB of 11.4 to 18.8 and the following formula:02-25-2010
20120315397RADIATION CURABLE COMPOSITION - A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising ≦20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane having 0 to 5 wt % of isocyanate-reactive component(s) bearing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups and a free isocyanate group content ≦0.5 wt %.12-13-2012
20100021636METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE WETTABILITY AND/OR THE ADHESIVITY OF PLASTIC SURFACES, IN PARTICULAR, TO FACILITATE PRINTING - The invention relates to a method for improving the wettability and/or adhesivity of plastic surfaces, in particular, to facilitate printing, painting or adhesion. A lubricant is added to the plastic, particularly to improve the processability thereof. According to the invention, a metal soap-free lubricant is used as a lubricant for the plastic. Alternatively, the wettability and/or the adhesivity of the polyamide surfaces can be improved, especially in order to facilitate printing, painting or adhesion, by increasing the number of end groups of polyamides, optionally maintaining metal soaps as lubricants.01-28-2010
20090035467Recording Liquid, Liquid Cartridge, Liquid Emitting Device and Liquid Emitting Method - Disclosed is an ink 02-05-2009
20090017210METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COATING A MICRONEEDLE WITH A DOSAGE OF A BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUND - Methodologies and systems are disclosed for coating one or more microneedles, particularly in a microneedle array, for administering a predetermined dosage of biologically active compound through the skin to a recipient. The microneedles of the array are each immersed into at least one reservoir of a fluid liquid formulation of the biologically active compound wherein the at least one reservoir receives a metered predetermined amount of the formulation that corresponds to the dosage to be coated on each microneedle. The microneedles are immersed into the at least one reservoir one or more times to consume the entire amount of formulation in the at least one reservoir such the consumed amount forms the coating comprising one or more layers comprising the predetermined dose on each microneedle. Various embodiments are disclosed for immersing the microneedles one needle at a time, one or more times into the reservoir, or in an array into corresponding reservoirs in one or more repetitive immersions. The reservoirs may be repetitively filled to the predetermined amount to produce the desired single dosage on a microneedle.01-15-2009
20090017209PROCESS FOR PREPARING A POWDER COATING COMPOSITION - The present invention pertains to a process for preparing a powder coating composition, the process comprising the steps of: 01-15-2009
20130171351VACUUM TABLE FOR A PRINTING DEVICE - A system that may include a printing module arranged to print patterns on a substrate by inkjetting ink on the substrate; and a substrate supporting module that comprises: a porous material module for supporting the substrate and providing vacuum to multiple locations of the substrate when the substrate is placed on a flat upper surface of the porous material module; and an interface module that comprises: at least one inlet for receiving vacuum from a vacuum system; at least one outlet for providing the vacuum to the porous material module; and at least one structural element arranged to contact the porous material module and provide mechanical support to the porous material module.07-04-2013
20120321793METHOD FOR PRINTING PRODUCT FEATURES ON A SUBSTRATE SHEET - The present invention provides a method of producing a product comprising an array of product features (12-20-2012
20120321795SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL CREATION OF A PRINT MASTER USING A MULTIPLE PRINTHEAD UNIT - A relief print master is created with a printhead that jets droplets of a polymerizable liquid on a cylindrical sleeve. The droplets follow a spiral path on the cylindrical sleeve. In a multiple printhead unit, there are different spiral paths associated with the constituting printheads in the multiple printhead unit. The distance between the spiral paths is not even. Preferred embodiments of the current invention provide a method and a system so that the distance between these spiral paths becomes even. The system can also be used for the creation of other types of print masters, such as offset print plates.12-20-2012
20120321794SURFACE TENSION OF INKS FOR HIGH SPEEDING PRINTING - A method of formulating ink for high-speeding printing includes controlling a surface tension of the ink to equal to or greater than 26 mN/m, equal to or greater than 28 mN/m, or equal to or greater than 30 mN/m. The surface tension is measured when the ratio of the total non-volatiles volume fraction of the ink to the maximum total non-volatiles volume fraction of the ink is a ratio between about 0.40 and about 0.90. An ink for high-speed printing includes one or more resins, one or more colorants, one or more solvents, and one or more additives. The ink can be a flexographic ink, a rotogravure ink, a heatset offset ink, or a publication gravure ink. A print of the ink includes less than 1% of pinholes by area. A method of printing includes preparing an ink and applying the ink to a substrate. The ink has a surface tension of equal to or greater than 26 mN/m, and the substrate moves at a speed of greater than 1200 feet/min.12-20-2012
20120321796Aerosol Spray Texture Apparatus for a Particulate Containing Material - A method of applying texture material to a surface. A block of chip material is provided. A physical structure of the chip material is not substantially altered when the chip material is exposed to a propellant material. The block of chip material is processed to obtain chips, and the chips are combined with a coating portion to obtain acoustic texture material. Propellant material is arranged within the product chamber such that a liquid phase portion of the propellant material is mixed with the acoustic texture material, and a gas phase portion of the propellant material pressurizes the acoustic texture material within the product chamber. The propellant material may be di-methyl ethylene.12-20-2012
20110014374YELLOW INKJET INK HAVING IMPROVED PRINT QUALITY WITH POROUS PHOTO MEDIA - The present invention relates to yellow dye-based inkjet inks having improved permanence when jetted onto porous photo media. The inkjet ink includes a mixture of at least two yellow dyes, at least three co-solvents comprising about 18% to about 24% of the composition of the ink by weight, a penetrant, at least one wetting agent, and water.01-20-2011
20110039028INKJET INK WITH SELF DISPERSED PIGMENTS AND POLYURETHANE INK ADDITIVES - The invention provides an ink for inkjet printing, comprising a self-dispersing pigment colorant and certain urea terminated polyurethanes derived from alpha-omega diols and/or polyetherdiols which enhances print quality especially gloss and distinctness of image without compromising jetting performance.02-17-2011
20110039027AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTICLES, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An aqueous ink composition includes: composite particles; and a colorant, wherein the composite particles are prepared by polymerizing at least one monomer capable of forming a second polymer in the presence of a polymer aqueous dispersion, and the polymer aqueous dispersion is prepared by adding a water-soluble electrolyte selected from an acidic compound or a salt thereof to either a first-polymer solution containing a first polymer and a solvent which dissolves the first polymer, or a first-polymer dispersion obtained from the first-polymer solution and water; and wherein the first polymer includes a hydrophilic structural unit and a hydrophobic structural unit, and at least one of the first polymer or the second polymer has a glass transition temperature of 120° C. or higher.02-17-2011
20110045184AQUEOUS COLORANT DISPERSION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, IMAGE-FORMING METHOD, AND DISPERSANT - An aqueous colorant dispersion including: a colorant (A); and a polymer (B) including a hydrophobic structural unit (a) having an aromatic ring linked via a linking group to an atom included in a main chain, a hydrophilic structural unit (b) having an ionic group, and a structural unit (c) derived from an aliphatic amine or monocyclic aromatic amine.02-24-2011
20120269971METHOD FOR DISPOSING A COMPONENT - Provided is a method for disposing a component on a substrate (10-25-2012
20100247771INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The present invention provides an inkjet recording method including a step of recording an image by an inkjet method using at least an ink containing from 0.1% by mass to 1.0% by mass of a betaine compound on an inkjet recording medium including, on a support, an ink receiving layer containing from 0.05 g/m09-30-2010
20100233369Method Of Forming A Paste Pattern - A method of forming a paste pattern on a surface of a body comprises moving a writing nozzle delivering the paste relatively to the surface of the body along a sequence of segment lines following each other. Each segment line has a start point and an end point and at least one of the segment lines has a section with a curvature. The curvature of each segment line having a section with a curvature changes continuously. Said moving comprises stopping the writing nozzle at the end point of each segment line.09-16-2010
20100233368ETHANOL-BASED INK COMPOSITION - An ink jet ink composition includes ethanol, a binder, a conductive agent, and a colorant. The ethanol is present in an amount at least 70% by weight of the ink composition. The binder is not a polyamide resin, a hydroxyaromatic resin, or a phenolic resin. The binder is present in an amount between 2% and 15% by weight of the ink composition. Water, if present, is in an amount less than 5% by weight of the ink composition.09-16-2010
20120321792IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming method in which images having better rub fastness than the related art, for which ink permeation toward the rear surface is suppressed, are formed in a case in which images are formed at a high speed using plain paper or special paper is provided.12-20-2012
20090220695METHOD OF FORMING OPAQUE LAYER, RECORDING PROCESS, INK SET, INK CARTRIDGE, AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A method of forming an opaque layer includes forming a first layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a metallic pigment on a record medium by an ink-jet recording process and forming a second layer by discharging droplets of an ink composition containing a white pigment on the record medium by an ink-jet recording process. The opaque layer is formed on the record medium on the side where the first layer and the second layer are formed in a region where the first layer and the second layer overlap each other.09-03-2009
20100203247INK SET AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - There is provided an ink set including an aqueous ink composition and a maintenance liquid. The aqueous ink composition includes water; a pigment; resin particles having a minimum film-forming temperature MFT08-12-2010
20100221430INK, INKJET INK, INKJET RECORDING INK SET, INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING WEATHER RESISTANCE OF COLOR IMAGE MATERIAL - An ink includes at least one coloring matter represented by a formula (1):09-02-2010
20100166960POSTAL BLUE INK WITH IMPROVED DURABILITY - A water-based ink for inkjet recording exhibits a blue color defined as L*<45, 2507-01-2010
20100166959POSTAL BLUE INK WITH HIGH RELIABILITY - A water-based ink for inkjet recording exhibits a blue color defined as L*<45, 2507-01-2010
20100166963METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WATER-BASED DISPERSION OF SELF-DISPERSING POLYMER, WATER-BASED INK COMPOSITION, INK SET AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - The invention provides a method for manufacturing a water-based dispersion of a self-dispersing polymer, including: 07-01-2010
20100166962INK SET FOR INK JET RECORDING AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD - An ink set for ink jet recording containing an ink composition containing a pigment, polymer particles, a water-soluble organic solvent, a lubricant, and water and a reaction liquid that forms an aggregate by contacting with the ink composition and an ink jet recording method using the same are provided.07-01-2010
20100166961PRODUCTION OF HIGH POROSITY OPEN-CELL MEMBRANES - A method for forming an open celled membrane. A gelled polymer is formed of a polymer having a known polymer interfacial tension and a known polymer melting point. A first liquid into which the polymer is soluble, the first liquid being selected to have a first liquid interfacial tension to be 95% or less than the polymer interfacial tension is mixed with a second liquid that is miscible in the first liquid to form a mixture. The second liquid is selected to have a second liquid interfacial tension to be 105% or greater than the polymer interfacial tension. The polymer is dissolved into the mixture to form a saturated solution. The saturated solution reaches a solution forming temperature which is less than the polymer melting point. The saturated solution is spread on a substrate. The first liquid from the saturated solution to form the gelled polymer.07-01-2010
20130011559IN-MOULD LABELLING PROCESS - There is disclosed a process for manufacturing an in-mould labelled article, the process comprising the steps of: placing a label comprising a polyvinylidene chloride coated film (01-10-2013
20100129551PREVENTING CARBON AO MIGRATION BY LIMITING SURFACE POROSITY - In the manufacture of carbon-carbon composite brake discs, migration of anti-oxidant substances into the friction surfaces is prevented by limiting or eliminating surface porosity in the carbon-carbon composite brake materials. The method includes infusing a suitable resin into pores in surface layers of the carbon-carbon composite disc and then charring the resin-infused disc to convert the resin in the pores to pyrolytic carbon. The resin may be infused into the carbon disc by submerging the disc in a molten resin. Prior to submerging the disc in the molten resin, the disc may subjected to a vacuum to remove air from the pores. While the disc is submerged in the molten resin, the pressure in the pressurizable vessel may increased to force the molten resin into the open porosity of the disc.05-27-2010
20100129550MODIFIED PIGMENTS - Pigments for inkjet inks are controllably functionalised to improve water-dispersibility, ozone resistance, etc., by irradiation of the pigment particle with high energy radiation, such as gamma radiation in air or by plasma activation, to form a stable functionalisable intermediate pigment particle, then activating the stable functionalisable intermediate, e.g. by heating, in the presence of a functionalising precursor (e.g. a polymer or polymerisable monomer) to form a modified pigment particle having one or more functionalising group grafted onto the pigment particle.05-27-2010
20130017330System and Method for Printing Customized Graphics on Caps and Other Articles of Clothing - A cap platen to securely hold headwear, such as caps, hats, and the like, so that graphics, including custom graphics, can be printed on the cap automatically. The platen has a vise plate to support the bill of a cap and a face plate attached to the vise plate to hold the crown of cap. Arms can be attached to the vise plate or the face plate to apply a biasing force against the sides of the cap pushed the sides of the cap outwardly away from the face plate.01-17-2013
20130017329Rotary ApplicatorAANM Lasko; BernardAACI SpartanburgAAST SCAACO USAAGP Lasko; Bernard Spartanburg SC US - Induction heating of a pattern perforated rotating cylinder susceptor is utilized to melt and apply thermoplastic materials to a substrate.01-17-2013
20080248201POLYMERIC COATINGS INCLUDING NANOPARTICLE FILLER - Disclosed is a novel polymeric composite coating including a nanoparticle filler, where the filler may be suitable to alter one or more characteristics of the coating. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention provides a novel halloysite nanoparticle filler which has the general configuration of a cylinder or a rolled scroll-like shape, and a polymer protective coating containing the halloysite nanoparticle or equivalent nanotubular filler.10-09-2008
20080241395Ink composition and recording method using this ink composition - An ink composition containing at least a chromatic pigment, polymer particles and water, and further containing hydrophobic silica fine particles.10-02-2008
20080226825Ink Set For Ink-Jet Recording and Method for Producing Tetracomposite Black Image - An ink set for ink-jet recording includes a dye yellow ink, a dye magenta ink, a dye cyan ink, and a dye black ink, wherein regarding a reduction rate in OD value between before and after a predetermined lightfastness test of each patch in the case where a patch of each ink is subjected to the lightfastness test, the order of levels of reduction rates in OD values of a yellow component, a magenta component, and a cyan component in a dye black ink patch is reverse to the order of levels of reduction rates in OD values of a yellow component in the dye yellow ink patch, a magenta component in the dye magenta ink patch, and a cyan component in the dye cyan ink patch.09-18-2008
20080220168Ink composition, ink set, ink cartridge using the ink composition, inkjet recording method and recorded material - An ink composition having, as essential components, at least a diacetylene tetraol compound represented by general formula (1) below and a glycol ether represented by general formula (2) below:09-11-2008
20080220167Method of controlling coating edge thickness in a web process - One method for controlling edge thickness includes applying a coating to a moving substrate, thereby forming a film having a cross direction and a machine direction and one or more edges. The method also includes modifying a thickness of a first portion of the coating along one of the edges of the film, thereby forming a film having a substantially predetermined profile in the cross direction. A method of making a polymeric sheet includes applying a polymer to a moving substrate, thereby forming a sheet having a cross direction and a machine direction. This method further includes removing a first portion of the polymer from a first edge of the sheet, thereby the sheet having a substantially predetermined profile in the cross direction.09-11-2008
20090181171Method of Controlling Orientation of Domains in Block Copolymer Films - A method of orienting microphase-separated domains is disclosed, comprising applying a composition comprising an orientation control component, and a block copolymer assembly component comprising a block copolymer having at least two microphase-separated domains in which the orientation control component is substantially immiscible with the block copolymer assembly component upon forming a film; and forming a compositionally vertically segregated film on the surface of the substrate from the composition. The orientation control component and block copolymer segregate during film forming to form the compositionally vertically-segregated film on the surface of a substrate, where the orientation control component is enriched adjacent to the surface of the compositionally segregated film adjacent to the surface of the substrate, and the block copolymer assembly is enriched at an air-surface interface.07-16-2009
20090074967INK JET INK, METHOD OF PRODUCING INK JET INK, INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK CARTRIDGE, AND YELLOW INK - An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet ink capable of suppressing bleeding and excellent in color developability, a method of producing the ink with an aid of a unit preferable in terms of economy and environmental protection, and an ink jet recording method providing an image which can suppress the occurrence of bleeding and which is excellent in color developability. The ink jet ink comprises water, coloring materials, and a water-soluble organic solvent, in which the coloring materials comprise at least one dye selected from the group consisting of C.I. Direct Yellow 86, C.I. Acid Yellow 23, C.I. Direct Yellow 173, C.I. Direct Yellow 132, and C.I. Direct Yellow 59, and C.I. Pigment Yellow 74; the water-soluble organic solvent comprises a poor medium for C.I. Pigment Yellow 74; and a surface tension of the ink is 34.0 mN/m or more.03-19-2009
20130095244DISTRIBUTION MANIFOLD WITH MULTIPLE DISPENSING NEEDLES - A distribution manifold having a manifold and a removable cartridge with a plurality of needle tubes extending from the removable cartridge is disclosed. The distribution manifold can be used with a pre-metered coating system to apply coating material to a substrate.04-18-2013
20130101740METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED PRODUCT HAVING THIN FILM - A method for manufacturing a molded product, which has a highly homogeneous thin film, at low cost by operating an injection molding machine and a film forming device at a high rate of operation is provided. A molded product formed by an injection molding machine is conveyed to a temporary stage by a first conveying device. The molded products corresponding to several times of an injection molding step are pooled on the temporary stage by the repetition of an injection molding step. A second conveying device collectively conveys all the molded products, which are pooled on the temporary stage, to a film forming device. Films are formed on the molded products by the film forming device, and the molded products are conveyed to the outside by a third conveying device. The injection molding step is continuously performed while a film forming step is performed.04-25-2013
20130101738Apparatus and Method for Transporting Substrates - An apparatus for transporting silicon wafers in a horizontal transporting direction into a printing device has two transporting units, which each have a traversing device and a holding means thereon. At least two transporting units each with a holding means are provided, wherein the traversing devices of said units run next to each other along the transporting direction. The holding means are each formed and arranged in such a way that an unloaded holding means has space to pass by a holding means loaded with a silicon wafer. The traversing devices are rails and the holding means are carriages mounted thereon.04-25-2013
20100279012METHOD FOR ADSORBING PLATING CATALYST, METHOD FOR PREPARING SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH METAL LAYER, AND PLATING CATALYST SOLUTION USED IN THE SAME - A method for adsorbing a catalyst, including: a step of applying, to a substrate, a photocurable composition which contains a compound having a polymerizable group and a group that is interactive with a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof, and that, when photo-cured, forms a surface-hydrophobic cured material satisfying the following Requirements 1 and 2; a step of curing the curable composition by pattern-wise exposure, a step of removing uncured materials by development; and a step of bringing an aqueous plating catalyst solution containing a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof and an organic solvent into contact with the substrate, wherein when a palladium-containing test liquid is brought into contact with the substrate having the patterned surface-hydrophobic cured material layer formed thereon, A mg/m11-04-2010
20130101739FORMED SHEET MEMBRANE ELEMENT AND FILTRATION SYSTEM - A piece of substrate material is formed under heat and pressure by a roller against a cavity or platen into a shaped substrate sheet having one or more depressions. Two substrate sheets are bonded together to form a substrate wherein the one or more depressions form one or more interior channels. The substrate is coated with a dope in a casting device having a guide portion corresponding to the shape of the substrate sheets and quenched to form a filtering membrane.04-25-2013
20130156952METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - In the case of a method and an apparatus, three-dimensional objects (06-20-2013
20130156951METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON OXIDE NANO WIRES - Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing silicon oxide nano wires, the method including: a metal nano particle applying step of applying metal nano particles to a silicon wafer; and a heat treatment step of performing heat treatment under an atmosphere of reactive gas including hydrogen gas. Therefore, the silicon oxide nano wires may be manufactured by a simple process and a separate silicon source needs not to be injected, such that a manufacturing cost may be decreased and manufacturing efficiency may be improved, as compared with methods according to the related art.06-20-2013
20080199616METHOD FOR FABRICATING A THREE DIMENSIONAL EMBLEM - A method for fabricating a three dimensional emblem is disclosed. A pattern is formed in the back surface of a piece of transparent material. Multiple colors are printed to form an emblem in the pattern. After printing, the pattern is filled with resin to make the back surface of the piece of transparent material flat. When the front surface of the transparent material is viewed, the pattern appears as a three dimensional emblem. Since the emblem is under the front surface of the transparent material, the three dimensional emblem is protected and cannot be inadvertently dislodged from the transparent material.08-21-2008
20080199615Dye, Ink, Ink Jet Recording Method, Ink Sheet, Color Toner and Color Filter - To provide a dye which has a good hue, which can form an image showing a high fastness under various using conditions and environmental conditions, and which is particularly suited for an ink, the dye is represents by formula (1):08-21-2008
20110236577Case Printing - This is a process of hydropainting a case, box, container, shell, protector, or holder for an electronic device or communication device. In one example, we describe a method which offers the advantage of eliminating the need to mask the device, and therefore, it reduces the cost of using this printing method to add graphics to the case. One example is based on an over-molded or dual-shot case. The case has a hard external shell manufactured by injection molding. This external shell is then over-molded in key areas with a soft rubber material, to provide a case that cushions the electronics with the rubber, but also provides the hard case protection of the external shell. It also provides excellent printing quality, at a lower cost and production time.09-29-2011
20130149448Marking Device and Method - A device for marking a surface, the device comprising: a body configured to store a marking substance; a guide arrangement having a first end and a second end, at least a portion of an outer surface of the guide arrangement tapering from the first end to the second end which is narrower than the first end, wherein an output path is provided through the second end at substantially the centre of the guide arrangement; an activation arrangement; and a delivery arrangement which is configured, in response to triggering of the activation arrangement, to deliver a quantity of the marking substance from the body, along the output path and out of the second end, wherein, in use, a user inserts at least the second end of the guide arrangement into an aperture in an element positioned adjacent a surface until the outer surface of the guide arrangement contacts the aperture, and the user triggers the activation arrangement to deliver a quantity of the marking substance through the second end and onto the surface to mark the surface at a position which is substantially aligned with the centre of the aperture.06-13-2013
20100316801THIN FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS - A thin film deposition apparatus that can be simply applied to produce large substrates on a mass scale and that improves manufacturing yield includes a deposition source; a first nozzle that is disposed at a side of the deposition source and includes a plurality of first slits arranged in a first direction; a second nozzle that is disposed opposite to the first nozzle and includes second slits arranged in the first direction; and a barrier wall assembly that is disposed between the first nozzle and the second nozzle in the first direction, and includes barrier walls that partition a space between the first nozzle and the second nozzle into sub-deposition spaces. A distance between the adjacent second slits is different.12-16-2010
20130189434System and Method of Pointillist Painting - A system of pointillist painting comprises an automated 3-D positioning system disposed proximate a painting surface, a colorant dispenser coupled to the gantry structure and having a dispensing tip in fluid communication with a colorant chamber, the gantry structure operable to move the colorant dispensing tip to a specified position of the painting surface, where the colorant dispenser is operable to apply a specified amount of a colorant to the painting surface and creating a dot having a two-dimensional coverage and three-dimensional profile at the specified position.07-25-2013
20130189436PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A POLYMERIC FILM WITH A CURED POLYSILOXANE COATING - Process for producing a polymeric film which is furnished on one side with a cured polysiloxane coating and has an overall thickness of ≦45 μm by furnishing both sides of a collapsed tubular film with a cured polysiloxane coating.07-25-2013
20120058272TRANSPARENT INK-JET RECORDING FILMS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS - Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.03-08-2012
20130202795COMPOSITION OF PALLADIUM UNSATURATED CARBOXYLATE AND PALLADIUM NANOPARTICLES - A palladium first composition is disclosed, including a palladium salt and an unsaturated carboxylic acid, wherein the composition is substantially free of water, and wherein the first composition forms a second composition including stable palladium nanoparticles and a palladium unsaturated carboxylate. The composition permits the use of solution processing methods to form a palladium layer on a wide variety of substrates, including in a pattern to form circuitry or pathways for electronic devices.08-08-2013
20130202796Method and Plant for Surface Decoration of Elongate Items - A plant for the surface decoration of elongate items includes an inlet section and an outlet section for one or more items having an external peripheral surface to be decorated, a support system for the elongated objects on a predetermined lying plane, a system for continuously forwarding the items from the inlet section to the outlet section along a longitudinal feeding direction, with the items substantially parallel to the same longitudinal direction, and a decorating system for the external surface of the items. The decorating system includes a plurality of jet devices arranged along the longitudinal direction, at least one of which is oriented to direct a jet of a pigmented substance on a portion of the external surface of the items at least partially different from another surface portion designed to be decorated by another device. A method for decorating elongate objects is also described.08-08-2013

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