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1.

Light-blocking elements with color-masking compositions

      
Application Number 18359197
Grant Number 12004676
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-26
First Publication Date 2024-06-11
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor Nair, Mridula

Abstract

g of less than 25° C. The light-blocking element further has a cured, crushed, and dried foamed opacifying layer disposed on the dried and non-foamed color-masking composition. The dried and non-foamed color-masking composition effectively reduces visual perception on the uncoated face side as measured by a ΔE value as determined from ΔL*, Δa*, and Δb* CEILAB color values, to be <2, compared to visual perception on the uncoated face side of the same treated fabric when the cured, crushed, and dried foamed opacifying layer is absent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47H 23/10 - Selection of particular materials the material being plastics or the like
  • C09D 5/03 - Powdery paints
  • C08J 9/35 - Composite foams, i.e. continuous macromolecular foams containing discontinuous cellular particles or fragments

2.

PATTERNED LIGHT-BLOCKING ELEMENTS

      
Application Number 17989019
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Bessey, Peter G.

Abstract

Patterned light-blocking elements are prepared using a method having operations A′) through F′), or a method having operations A″) through G″). Such methods include providing an ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer on the back side of a i) fabric and a iii) non-foamed function composition on the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer. Embossing can be carried out using self-embossing or any suitable embossing means including a continuous embossing belt or web or an embossing roller or sleeve. The embossing operation provides a visible relief pattern in the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer that can be viewed from the face side of the patterned light-blocking element when appropriately backlit as a transmissive display in a darkened environment. Such elements can be used as window treatments as well as decorative fabrics in various environments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 3/30 - Layered products essentially comprising a layer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or a layer of non-planar form; Layered products essentially having particular features of form characterised by a layer with cavities or internal voids characterised by a layer formed with recesses or projections, e.g. grooved, ribbed
  • B32B 3/26 - Layered products essentially comprising a layer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or a layer of non-planar form; Layered products essentially having particular features of form characterised by a layer with cavities or internal voids
  • B32B 5/18 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material
  • B32B 5/24 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by the presence of two or more layers which comprise fibres, filaments, granules, or powder, or are foamed or specifically porous one layer being a fibrous or filamentary layer
  • B32B 27/06 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance
  • B32B 27/20 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin characterised by the use of special additives using fillers, pigments, thixotroping agents

3.

METHOD OF MAKING PATTERNED LIGHT-BLOCKING ELEMENTS

      
Application Number 17989040
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Bessey, Peter G.

Abstract

Patterned light-blocking elements are prepared using a method having operations A) through F). Such method includes providing an ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer on the back side of a i) fabric and a iii) non-foamed function composition on the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer. Embossing can be carried out using a specific i) fabric having a prefabricated visible relief pattern on its face side. During embossing and densification, this prefabricated visible relief pattern self-embosses the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer, thus providing a visible relief pattern in that layer that can be viewed from the face side of the patterned light-blocking element when appropriately backlit as a transmissive display in a darkened environment. Such elements can be used as window treatments as well as decorative fabrics in various environments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • D06N 3/02 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof with cellulose derivatives
  • D06N 7/00 - Flexible sheet materials not otherwise provided for, e.g. textile threads, filaments, yarns or tow, glued on macromolecular material

4.

METHOD FOR MAKING PATTERNED LIGHT-BLOCKING ELEMENTS

      
Application Number 17989070
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Bessey, Peter G.
  • Lobo, Lioyd Anthony

Abstract

Patterned light-blocking elements are prepared using a method having operations A′) through F′), or a method having operations A″) through G″). Such methods include providing an ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer on the back side of a i) fabric and a iii) non-foamed function composition on the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer. Embossing can be carried out using any suitable embossing means including a continuous embossing belt or web or an embossing roller or sleeve. The embossing operation provides a visible relief pattern in the ii) embossed and densified foamed opacifying layer that can be viewed from the face side of the patterned light-blocking element when appropriately backlit as a transmissive display in a darkened environment. Such elements can be used as window treatments as well as decorative fabrics in various environments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • D06N 7/00 - Flexible sheet materials not otherwise provided for, e.g. textile threads, filaments, yarns or tow, glued on macromolecular material

5.

PRINTING PLATE PICKING SYSTEM AND PROCESS

      
Application Number 17973718
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-26
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Olpak, Tamir
  • Levy, Alon

Abstract

A printing plate picking mechanism includes a plate cassette stacking mechanism having an array of plate cassettes, each plate cassette adapted to hold a plurality of printing plates separated by intervening sheets of paper. A plate cassette movement mechanism is adapted to move a selected plate cassette to a printing plate loading position. A plate picker is adapted to contact and hold the leading edge of the topmost printing plate and transport it to plate transport pinch rollers. A paper picking unit includes a paper picker adapted to contact and hold a leading edge of a topmost sheet of paper in the selected plate cassette, and a plate guide positioned above the paper picker to guide the printing plate held by said plate picker. A vertical alignment system is adapted to vertically align the plate picker and the paper picking unit with the selected plate cassette.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 3/06 - Rollers or like rotary separators
  • B65H 3/08 - Separating articles from piles using pneumatic force
  • B65H 3/40 - Separating articles from piles by two or more separators acting alternately on the same pile

6.

MEDIA CONDUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17960888
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Mckeehan, Thomas W.
  • Smith, Gary A.
  • Marshall, Charles C.
  • Martin, Wayne D.

Abstract

A system for measuring the conductivity of a flexible media positioned between a conductive backing and a conductive roller, wherein the conductive roller contacts the flexible media in a roller contact region. A pressure control mechanism presses the conductive roller against the second surface of the flexible media with a specified contact pressure, and a motion control system provide a relative motion between the conductive roller and the flexible media. A resistance measuring system connected to the conductive roller and the conductive backing measures the conductivity of the flexible media within the roller contact region. A data recording system records the measured conductivity of the media as a function of position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 27/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electrochemical, or magnetic means by investigating impedance by investigating resistance

7.

Image-adaptive inkjet printhead stitching process

      
Application Number 18212762
Grant Number 11945240
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-22
First Publication Date 2024-04-02
Grant Date 2024-04-02
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Holl, Manfred L.
  • Kuessel, Rainer
  • Weiser, Andreas

Abstract

A method of printing on an inkjet printer including a plurality of overlapping jetting modules includes analyzing image data within a stitch area to designate white pixels and non-white pixels. For rows where the stitch area includes white pixels, a hard stitch boundary is defined within the stitch area where image pixels to the left of the hard stitch boundary are to be printed using a left jetting module and image pixels to the right of the hard stitch boundary are to be printed using a right jetting module. For image regions where the rows of image pixels within the stitch area include only non-white pixels, a soft-stitching path is defined through the image region, and a fading function is used to gradually transition from printing image pixels with the left jetting module to printing image pixels with the right jetting module in a transition zone around the soft-stitching path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • B41J 29/393 - Devices for controlling or analysing the entire machine
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06T 7/13 - Edge detection
  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics

8.

HEATED PLANAR ANTENNA

      
Application Number 17895335
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-25
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Liston, Christopher B.
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae

Abstract

A planar antenna providing a heating function includes a radiating element and a ground element disposed over a surface of a substrate, wherein the radiating element and the ground element are conductive. The ground element includes a conduction path between a first connection point and a second connection point. The ground element is adapted to be connected to a power source to provide a voltage between the first connection point and the second connection point, thereby producing heat by providing a current through the ground element along the conduction path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/12 - Supports; Mounting means
  • H01Q 1/32 - Adaptation for use in or on road or rail vehicles
  • H01Q 1/38 - Structural form of radiating elements, e.g. cone, spiral, umbrella formed by a conductive layer on an insulating support

9.

METHOD OF FABRICATING A HEATED PLANAR ANTENNA

      
Application Number 17895383
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-25
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Liston, Christopher B.
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae

Abstract

A planar antenna that provides a heating function is fabricated by printing a pattern of catalytic ink onto a surface of a web of flexible substrate. The printed pattern of catalytic ink defines an antenna pattern including a radiating element and a ground element. A conductive material is electrolessly plated onto the pattern of catalytic ink by transporting the web of flexible substrate through a reservoir of plating solution to form a corresponding pattern of conductive material. The electrolessly-plated ground element includes a conduction path between a first connection point and a second connection point, wherein the electrolessly-plated ground element is adapted to be connected to a power source to provide a voltage between the first connection point and the second connection point, thereby producing heat by providing a current through the ground element along the conduction path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/12 - Supports; Mounting means
  • H01Q 9/28 - Conical, cylindrical, cage, strip, gauze or like elements having an extended radiating surface; Elements comprising two conical surfaces having collinear axes and adjacent apices and fed by two-conductor transmission lines

10.

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSOR AND METHOD OF USE

      
Application Number 18180897
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-09
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Simpson, Christopher D.
  • Hansmann, Stefanie
  • Cagli, Merve
  • Werner, Saija
  • Huang, Jianbing

Abstract

IR-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursors provide a stable printout using a unique IR-sensitive image-recording layer. The IR radiation-sensitive layer includes: component (1) a free radical initiator composition; component (2) a free radically polymerizable composition; and component (3) a color-changing compound of Structure (I) having an indene structure in the conjugated chain between the aromatic terminal groups. A specific group, such as a halo group, is directly or indirectly attached to this indene structure. The infrared radiation-sensitive image-recording composition and layer also contains one or more borate ions. After infrared imaging, these precursors exhibit desirable fresh or initial printout and printout after dark storage. The precursors can be developed on-press.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/031 - Organic compounds not covered by group
  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme
  • G03F 7/004 - Photosensitive materials

11.

Printer providing in-track error correction incorporating anti-aliasing at cross-track positions

      
Application Number 17884676
Grant Number 11914319
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-10
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A digital printing system incorporating in-track position corrections includes one or more printing subsystems, a data processing system; and a digital memory for storing a representation of an in-track position correction function, wherein the in-track position correction function is a non-linear function that specifies in-track position corrections to be applied as a function of cross-track position, and wherein the representation of the in-track position correction function includes the cross-track positions and transition direction of transitions in the in-track position correction function. The digital printing system is adapted to print digital images using a printing process that includes receiving digital image data for a digital image to be printed, determining corrected image lines by resampling the digital image data responsive to the stored representation of the in-track position correction function, and modifying the corrected image lines to provide anti-aliasing pixels at cross-track positions adjacent to transitions in the in-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/04 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material

12.

NON-FOAMED FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITION FORMULATIONS

      
Application Number 18476824
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Pyszczek, Ellen M.

Abstract

An aqueous non-foamed functional composition formulation is disposed on a foamed opacifying layer in light-blocking, foamed opacifying elements. This non-foamed functional composition formulation has 0.5-15% solids and essential (i) and (iv) components and optional (ii), (v), (vi), and (vii) components. The components (i) untreated synthetic silica (fumed silica or precipitated silica) at 0.5-10 weight %; and a (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder having a glass transition temperature (Tg) below 25° C. The weight ratio of the (i) untreated synthetic silica to the (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder is 10:1 to 1:1. The optional components include: a (ii) solid or non-solid lubricant; a (v) crosslinking agent; a (vi) thickener; and a (vii) coating aid. Glass particles can also be present. The presence of the (i) untreated synthetic silica provides improved brightness, e.g. an L* value of at least 80, and uniform coatings in the resulting, foamed opacifying element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/36 - After-treatment
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 3/24 - Crosslinking, e.g. vulcanising, of macromolecules
  • C08J 3/03 - Making solutions, dispersions, lattices or gels by other methods than by solution, emulsion or suspension polymerisation techniques in aqueous media

13.

FOAMED AND FOAMABLE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SOLID POLYMERIC PARTICLES

      
Application Number 18476771
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Nair, Mridula

Abstract

Foamable and foamed aqueous compositions can be used to provide foamed, opacifying elements for use as light-blocking window shades, curtains, or other materials. These light-blocking articles can also have a printable outer surface that accepts ink for making printed images that are not observable from the opposite surface. Such foamable and foamed aqueous compositions comprise nonporous polymeric particles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/236 - Forming foamed products using binding agents
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/30 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof by mixing gases into liquid compositions or plastisols, e.g. frothing with air

14.

INKJET-PRINTED ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18242068
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-05
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Putnam, David D.

Abstract

Inkjet-printed articles have a topcoat composition on a substrate surface. This topcoat composition has (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation in an amount of 0.4-40 weight %; (b) a nonionic or cationic water-soluble or water-dispersible polymeric binder materials in an amount of 2-90 weight %; and (c) visible light-scattering particles that have been surface-treated so that the surface-treated visible light-scattering particles have a stable zeta potential of treater than +4 millivolts (mV) using a (f) dispersing aids. These surface-treated visible light-scattering particles are present in an amount of 6-90 weight %. The (f) dispersing aid is cationic in cumulative charge, and are present in the topcoat composition in an amount of 0.2-50 weight %, based on the total weight of the (c) surface-treated visible light-scattering particles. A monochrome or multicolor inkjet-printed layer or image is disposed over the topcoat composition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/50 - Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
  • C09D 11/102 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions other than those only involving unsaturated carbon-to-carbon bonds
  • C09D 11/106 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink

15.

Track error correction incorporating anti-aliasing

      
Application Number 17884659
Grant Number 11797803
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-10
First Publication Date 2023-10-24
Grant Date 2023-10-24
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for correcting in-track position errors in a digital printing system includes determining a non-linear in-track position correction function responsive to measured in-track position errors, wherein the in-track position corrections are quantized to integer in-track position corrections. A representation of the in-track position correction function is stored in a digital memory, wherein the representation of the in-track position correction function includes the cross-track positions and transition direction of transitions in the in-track position correction function. Digital image data for a digital image to be printed is received, and corrected image lines are determined by resampling the digital image data responsive to the stored representation of the in-track position correction function. The corrected image lines are modified to provide anti-aliasing pixels at cross-track positions adjacent to transitions in the in-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B41J 29/393 - Devices for controlling or analysing the entire machine

16.

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSOR AND METHOD OF USE

      
Application Number 17844953
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-21
First Publication Date 2023-10-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Simpson, Christopher D.
  • Hansmann, Stefanie
  • Werner, Saija
  • Huang, Jianbing

Abstract

IR-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursors provide a stable print-out image using a unique IR-sensitive image-recording layer. The IR radiation-sensitive layer includes: (1) a free radical initiator composition with an electron-donating agent and one or more iodonium cations; (2) a free radically polymerizable composition; and (3) a color-changing compound of Structure (I) having an indene ring in the conjugated chain between the aromatic terminal groups. The IR radiation-sensitive composition and layer also contains one or more borate ions such that the molar ratio of one or more borate ions to the one or more iodonium ions is at least 0.5:1. After IR imaging, these precursors exhibit desirable printout images both fresh and after dark storage. The precursors can be developed on-press.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/004 - Photosensitive materials
  • G03F 7/029 - Inorganic compounds; Onium compounds; Organic compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen, nitrogen or sulfur
  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme

17.

LAMINATE PRECURSOR ROLLS AND LAMINATED DECORATIVE ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18326097
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-31
First Publication Date 2023-09-28
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Nair, Mridula

Abstract

Laminate precursor rolls are prepared by applying an aqueous foamed opacifying composition to a non-woven fabric, drying to form a dry foamed opacifying layer, applying an anti-blocking composition to the dry foamed opacifying layer. Each laminate precursor is rolled up for immediate or later use to make laminate decorative articles when the unrolled laminate precursor is laminated to the back side of a decorative fabric with or without an adhesive. The dry foamed opacifying layer is present at a dry coverage of less than or equal to 1000 g/m2. It is composed of (a) porous particles, (b′) a matrix material that is derived from a (b) binder material, (c) two or more additives comprising at least one foaming surfactant and at least one foam stabilizer, a very low amount of (d) an aqueous medium, and (e) an opacifying colorant that absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06M 23/04 - Processes in which the treating agent is applied in the form of a foam
  • D06M 15/05 - Cellulose or derivatives thereof
  • D06M 15/507 - Polyesters
  • D06M 15/233 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of hydrocarbons, or reaction products thereof, e.g. afterhalogenated or sulfochlorinated aromatic, e.g. styrene
  • D06M 23/16 - Processes for the non-uniform application of treating agents, e.g. one-sided treatment; Differential treatment
  • D06M 11/79 - Treating fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials, with inorganic substances or complexes thereof; Such treatment combined with mechanical treatment, e.g. mercerising with silicon or compounds thereof with silicon dioxide, silicic acids or their salts

18.

Hierarchical linear LED printhead design

      
Application Number 17740406
Grant Number 11726416
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-10
First Publication Date 2023-08-15
Grant Date 2023-08-15
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A hierarchical printhead design supports multiple print modes. A first print mode uses a first subset of light sources having a first spacing. A second print mode uses a second subset of light sources having a second spacing which is less than the first spacing. Image data for lines of image data are sequentially loaded into the printhead, wherein if the specified print mode is the first print mode, image data for a first group of light sources corresponding to the first subset are loaded, and if the specified print mode is the second print mode, image data for the first group of light sources are first loaded, and then image data for a second group of light sources corresponding to the light sources in the second subset that are not in the first subset are loaded.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/043 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material with means for controlling illumination or exposure

19.

Hierarchical linear LED printhead system

      
Application Number 17740409
Grant Number 11675287
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-10
First Publication Date 2023-06-13
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A hierarchical printhead system supports multiple print modes. A first print mode uses a first subset of light sources having a first spacing. A second print mode uses a second subset of light sources having a second spacing which is less than the first spacing. Image data for lines of image data are sequentially loaded into the printhead, wherein if the specified print mode is the first print mode, image data for a first group of light sources corresponding to the first subset are loaded, and if the specified print mode is the second print mode, image data for the first group of light sources are first loaded, and then image data for a second group of light sources corresponding to the light sources in the second subset that are not in the first subset are loaded.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/043 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material with means for controlling illumination or exposure
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/14 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by magnetographic printing

20.

User-preferred reproduction of out-of-gamut spot colors

      
Application Number 17851079
Grant Number 11812005
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-28
First Publication Date 2023-05-04
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Ibarluzea, Victor Ignacio
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.

Abstract

A method for reproducing an out-of-gamut spot color includes determining a color gamut for a color printer, and specifying a spot color by color coordinates in a three-dimensional color space. A first target color is determined corresponding to a color having a minimum color difference to the specified spot color, and a second target color is determined corresponding to a color on the color gamut surface having a hue value equal to a hue value of the specified spot color. A path is defined on the color gamut surface connecting the first target color and the second target color, wherein a control parameter is used to specify a relative position along the defined path. A user interface is provided enabling a user to adjust the control parameter to specify an aim color.

IPC Classes  ?

21.

Electrophotographic printing system including lateral translations to reduce burn-in artifacts

      
Application Number 17952415
Grant Number 11838480
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-26
First Publication Date 2023-05-04
Grant Date 2023-12-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.
  • Neamtu, Horia
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for reducing image burn-in artifacts in an electrophotographic printing system, includes receiving a print job including image data for a set of pages to be printed. The pages are analyzed to determine that the image data for a sequence of pages in the print job are similar. The similar pages are printed using a pattern of lateral translations wherein the image data is laterally translated such that it is printed at a different lateral position on the printed page. The similar pages can also be printed using a pattern of page orientations including a first page orientation and a second page orientation, wherein the image data for the second page orientation is rotated 180 degrees relative to the image data for the first page orientation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/387 - Composing, repositioning or otherwise modifying originals
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06T 3/20 - Linear translation of a whole image or part thereof, e.g. panning
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/23 - Reproducing arrangements
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • H04N 1/29 - Reproducing arrangements involving production of an electrostatic intermediate picture

22.

Reproducing out-of-gamut spot colors on a color printer

      
Application Number 17851081
Grant Number 11711483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-28
First Publication Date 2023-05-04
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Ibarluzea, Victor Ignacio
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.

Abstract

A method for reproducing an out-of-gamut spot color includes determining a color gamut for a color printer, and specifying a spot color by color coordinates in a three-dimensional color space. A first target color is determined corresponding to a color having a minimum color difference to the specified spot color, and a second target color is determined corresponding to a color on the color gamut surface having a hue value equal to a hue value of the specified spot color. A path is defined on the color gamut surface connecting the first target color and the second target color, wherein a control parameter is used to specify a relative position along the defined path. A control parameter prediction function is provided which computes a predicted control parameter value as a function of color coordinates. The predicted control parameter value is used to determine an aim color for reproducing the spot color.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/54 - Conversion of colour picture signals to a plurality of signals some of which represent particular mixed colours, e.g. for textile printing
  • H04N 1/50 - Picture reproducers
  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control

23.

REDUCING ARTIFACTS USING ALTERNATING LIGHT SOURCE POWER LEVELS

      
Application Number 17965006
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-13
First Publication Date 2023-04-27
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A printhead in a digital printing includes an array of light sources for exposing a photosensitive medium moving past the printhead. Artifacts are reduced in a high-speed print mode by defining first and a second power level control values that differ by at least 20%. The light sources used to print odd-numbered image pixels are activated responsive to the first power level control value and the light sources used to print even-numbered image pixels are activated responsive to the second power level control value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/47 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material using the combination of scanning and modulation of light

24.

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR PROVIDING FOIL IMAGES

      
Application Number 17948394
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-09-20
First Publication Date 2023-04-06
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Alexandrovich, Peter S.
  • Diaz, Diego A.
  • Cahill, David F.

Abstract

Foil images are formed simultaneously with color toner images on a receiver material. One or more color toner latent images are formed on the receiver material using dry color toners. Each dry color toner has a (a) polymeric resin, a (b) pigment colorant, and a (c) wax that has a melting temperature defined as Tcolor. A foiling latent image is formed using a dry foiling toner that has a (a′) polymeric resin and a (c′) wax that has a melting temperature defined as Tfoiling. The foiling latent image is in an area that is different from the color image areas and Tfoiling is less than Tcolor by at least 15° C. All toners are simultaneously fixed in a fuser oil-free fixing operation. A printing foil can be brought into intimate contact with the fused foiling toner at a foiling temperature (FT) that is greater than Tfoiling but less than Tcolor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

25.

Registration of white toner using sensing system with colored reflector plate

      
Application Number 17952398
Grant Number 11822262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-26
First Publication Date 2023-03-30
Grant Date 2023-11-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

An electrophotographic printing system for printing with a set of toners including a white toner. A plurality of printing modules are configured to print respective toner patterns, each including a toner image printed onto a receiver medium being transported on a transparent transport web and a corresponding registration mark positioned outside a border of the receiver medium. A registration mark sensing system is positioned to detect the printed registration marks. The registration mark sensing system includes a light detector positioned to detect light that is emitted by a light source, transmitted through the transport web and reflected off a non-white colored reflector plate positioned behind the transport web. The colored reflector plate has a color that provides detection signals for the registration marks having a magnitude that is greater than or equal to a predefined threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/01 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for producing multicoloured copies

26.

Registration of white toner in an electrophotographic printer

      
Application Number 17952392
Grant Number 11829084
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-26
First Publication Date 2023-03-30
Grant Date 2023-11-28
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Peter, Karlheinz
  • Staack, Hans-Guenter
  • Dobbertin, Michael Thomas

Abstract

An electrophotographic printing system for printing with a set of toners including a white toner. A plurality of printing modules are configured to print respective toner patterns, each including a toner image printed onto a receiver medium being transported on a transparent transport web and a corresponding registration mark positioned outside a border of the receiver medium. A first registration mark sensing system is positioned to detect the registration marks printed with a first subset of the toners that doesn't include the white toner. A second registration mark sensing system is positioned to detect the registration marks printed with a second subset of the toners that includes the white toner. The registration mark sensing systems each include a reflector plate positioned behind the transport web. The reflector plate for the first registration mark sensing system is white, and the reflector plate for the second registration mark sensing system is black.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/01 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for producing multicoloured copies

27.

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSOR AND METHOD OF USE

      
Application Number 17720405
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-14
First Publication Date 2023-03-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Hansmann, Stefanie
  • Simpson, Christopher D.
  • Werner, Saija

Abstract

IR-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursors provide a stable print-out image using a unique IR radiation-sensitive composition in an infrared radiation-sensitive image-recording layer. This IR radiation-sensitive composition includes: (1) a free radical initiator composition comprising a borate compound; (2) a free radically polymerizable composition; (3) an acid-sensitive color-changing compound that is represented by the Formula (I) identified herein; (4) an infrared absorber material; and a (5) color-changing compound of Formula (III) or Formula (IV) identified herein. After IR imaging, the exposed precursors exhibit desirable printout images especially in the 600-700 nm region of the electromagnetic spectrum and especially for observation using electronic sensing devices. The imaged precursors can be developed off-press or on-press.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/029 - Inorganic compounds; Onium compounds; Organic compounds having hetero atoms other than oxygen, nitrogen or sulfur
  • G03F 7/20 - Exposure; Apparatus therefor

28.

NON-FOAMED AQUEOUS COMPOSITION

      
Application Number 17720370
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-14
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Brick, Mary Christine

Abstract

A non-foamed aqueous composition has a 5-50% solids and a zero shear viscosity of 100-1000 mPa-sec at 25° C. This composition has at least the four components: i) porous particles at 0.1-20 weight %, and optionally an opacifying colorant; ii) a film-forming binder material comprising at least a chlorinated polymer at 4-20 weight %; iii) a white inorganic particulate filler material having a refraction index (RI) greater than 2 and a median particle size of less than 1 μm, at 2-15 weight %; and iv) a white low-density particulate hydrated alumina having a median particle size of less than or equal to 3 μm, at 2-16 weight %. This non-foamed aqueous composition can be applied to fabric substrates to reduce outside light glare without changing inside light coloration and light-blocking properties.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • D06N 3/06 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof with macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds with polyvinyl chloride or its copolymerisation products

29.

NON-FOAMED COATED TEXTILE AND METHOD OF MAKING

      
Application Number 17720380
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-14
First Publication Date 2023-01-05
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Pyszczek, Ellen M.
  • Sedita, Joseph Salvatore
  • Brick, Mary Christine

Abstract

A non-foamed aqueous composition can be applied to fabric substrates to provide non-foamed light-attenuating coatings in resulting coated fabric substrates that produce reduced glare from incident outside light. The non-foamed aqueous composition used to make these coated fabric substrates has a 5-50% solids and a zero shear viscosity of 100-1000 mPa-sec at 25° C. This composition has components i) through iv): i) porous particles at 0.1-20 weight %, and optionally an opacifying colorant; ii) a film-forming binder material comprising at least a chlorinated polymer at 4-20 weight %; iii) a white inorganic particulate filler material having a refraction index (RI) greater than 2 and a median particle size of less than 1 μm, at 5-16 weight %; and iv) a white low-density particulate hydrated alumina having a median particle size of less than or equal to 3 μm, at 2-16 weight %.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/03 - Powdery paints
  • D06M 23/04 - Processes in which the treating agent is applied in the form of a foam
  • D06M 15/263 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of unsaturated carboxylic acids; Salts or esters thereof
  • D06M 15/248 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of halogenated hydrocarbons containing chlorine
  • C09D 127/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride
  • C09D 127/08 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinylidene chloride
  • C09D 5/18 - Fireproof paints
  • C09D 7/48 - Stabilisers against degradation by oxygen, light or heat
  • C09D 7/41 - Organic pigments; Organic dyes
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives

30.

Reducing image burn-in artifacts using a compensation image

      
Application Number 17836121
Grant Number 11644781
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-09
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Grant Date 2023-05-09
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for reducing artifacts in an electrophotographic printing system includes receiving a print job including image data for a set of pages. The electrophotographic printing system is used to print a block of pages from the print job to provide corresponding printed pages. Image data for the block of pages is analyzed to determine a cross-track image profile for each page in the block of pages. Image data for a compensation image and a number of compensation images are determined, wherein the compensation image has a cross-track image profile which has an inverted shape relative to an average of the cross-track image profiles for the block of pages. The printing of the compensation images reduces image burn-in artifacts which result from the printing of the block of pages.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/02 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for laying down a uniform charge, e.g. for sensitising; Corona discharge devices
  • G03G 21/00 - Arrangements not provided for by groups , e.g. cleaning, elimination of residual charge

31.

Artifact reduction using a compensation image

      
Application Number 17836100
Grant Number 11868070
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-09
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Grant Date 2024-01-09
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for reducing artifacts in an electrophotographic printing system includes receiving a print job including image data for a set of pages. The electrophotographic printing system is used to print a block of pages from the print job to provide corresponding printed pages. The image data for the block of pages is analyzed to determine an average toner usage rate. If the determined average toner usage rate for the block of pages falls outside an acceptable toner usage rate range, image data for a compensation image and a number of compensation images are determined such that the average toner usage rate will be brought back into the acceptable toner usage rate range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/14 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by magnetographic printing

32.

Inkjet printed articles and method of making

      
Application Number 17324394
Grant Number 11813882
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-19
First Publication Date 2022-12-01
Grant Date 2023-11-14
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene
  • Putnam, David D.

Abstract

50 (median) particle size of at least 0.04 μm and up to and including 2 μm in an amount of 5-60 weight % based on the total aqueous composition weight. The pre-treated substrate is useful as an inkjet receiving medium that can be readily inkjet-printed particularly with anionically-stabilized aqueous pigment-based inks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/50 - Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/106 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 139/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of N-vinyl-pyrrolidones
  • C09D 129/04 - Polyvinyl alcohol; Partially hydrolysed homopolymers or copolymers of esters of unsaturated alcohols with saturated carboxylic acids
  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • C09D 139/02 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinylamine
  • C08K 3/22 - Oxides; Hydroxides of metals

33.

Laminated light-blocking decorative articles

      
Application Number 17883857
Grant Number 11802369
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-09
First Publication Date 2022-12-01
Grant Date 2023-10-31
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Herrick, Diane Marie

Abstract

3. It is composed of (a) porous particles, (b) a binder material, (c) two or more additives comprising at least one foaming surfactant and at least one foam stabilizer, (d) an aqueous medium, and (e) at least 0.0001 weight % of an opacifying colorant that absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06M 23/04 - Processes in which the treating agent is applied in the form of a foam
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • C09D 101/02 - Cellulose; Modified cellulose
  • C09D 167/00 - Coating compositions based on polyesters obtained by reactions forming a carboxylic ester link in the main chain; Coating compositions based on derivatives of such polymers
  • A47H 23/08 - Selection of particular materials
  • C09D 125/06 - Polystyrene
  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/41 - Organic pigments; Organic dyes
  • B32B 5/26 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by the presence of two or more layers which comprise fibres, filaments, granules, or powder, or are foamed or specifically porous one layer being a fibrous or filamentary layer another layer also being fibrous or filamentary
  • B32B 3/30 - Layered products essentially comprising a layer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or a layer of non-planar form; Layered products essentially having particular features of form characterised by a layer with cavities or internal voids characterised by a layer formed with recesses or projections, e.g. grooved, ribbed
  • B32B 5/02 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by structural features of a layer comprising fibres or filaments
  • C09D 5/32 - Radiation-absorbing paints
  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof

34.

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSOR AND METHOD OF USE

      
Application Number 17685592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-03
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Simpson, Christopher D.
  • Hansmann, Stefanie
  • Werner, Saija
  • Huang, Jianbing

Abstract

IR-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursors provide a stable print-out image using a unique IR radiation-sensitive composition in an infrared radiation-sensitive image-recording layer. This IR radiation-sensitive composition includes: (1) a free radical initiator composition that comprises an electron-donating agent; (2) a free radically polymerizable composition; and (3) a color-changing compound that is represented by the Structure (I) having a conjugated carbon chain between the aromatic terminal groups. The compound also has a —SO2—R3 group wherein R3 represents alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl groups. After IR imaging, these precursors exhibit desirable printout images both fresh and after dark storage. The precursors can be developed off-press or on-press.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/004 - Photosensitive materials
  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme

35.

Electrophotographic printing system including page rotations to reduce burn-in artifacts

      
Application Number 17518645
Grant Number 11470221
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.
  • Neamtu, Horia
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for reducing image burn-in artifacts in an electrophotographic printing system, includes receiving a print job including image data for a set of pages to be printed. The pages are analyzed to determine that the image data for a sequence of pages in the print job are similar. The similar pages are printed using a pattern of page orientations including a first page orientation and a second page orientation, wherein the image data for the second page orientation is rotated 180 degrees relative to the image data for the first page orientation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/387 - Composing, repositioning or otherwise modifying originals
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G06T 3/60 - Rotation of a whole image or part thereof
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • H04N 1/23 - Reproducing arrangements

36.

Electrophotographic printing system including lateral translations to reduce burn-in artifacts

      
Application Number 17518664
Grant Number 11470220
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.
  • Neamtu, Horia
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for reducing image burn-in artifacts in an electrophotographic printing system, includes receiving a print job including image data for a set of pages to be printed. The pages are analyzed to determine that the image data for a sequence of pages in the print job are similar. The similar pages are printed using a pattern of lateral translations wherein the image data is laterally translated such that it is printed at a different lateral position on the printed page.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/387 - Composing, repositioning or otherwise modifying originals
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06T 3/20 - Linear translation of a whole image or part thereof, e.g. panning
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/23 - Reproducing arrangements
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

37.

METHOD OF GEOENGINEERING TO REDUCE SOLAR RADIATION

      
Application Number 17586876
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-28
First Publication Date 2022-09-08
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Lobo, Lloyd Anthony
  • Nair, Mridula

Abstract

A method to facilitate the reduction of solar radiation impacting Earth proposes the use of a plurality of porous particles that are introduced into Earth's stratosphere at an average distance of at least 10 kilometers above sea level. Each porous particle has a continuous polymeric phase composed of an organic polymer, and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. Each porous particle has a mode particle size of 2-20 μm; a coefficient of variance (CV) of no more than 20% compared to the mode particle size; and a porosity of 20%-75%. The discrete pores have an average pore size “d” (nm) that is defined by 0.3≤d/λ≤0.8 wherein λ is 400-3,000 nm. Each of the discrete pores of the porous particles is filled with air and optionally a pore stabilizing hydrocolloid that is disposed at the interface of the discrete pore and the continuous polymeric phase.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08L 1/02 - Cellulose; Modified cellulose
  • G05D 25/00 - Control of light, e.g. intensity, colour or phase

38.

AQUEOUS FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITION FOR ARTICLES

      
Application Number 17713346
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-05
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Pyszczek, Ellen M.

Abstract

An aqueous non-foamed functional composition formulation is disposed on a foamed opacifying layer in light-blocking, foamed opacifying elements. This non-foamed functional composition formulation has 0.5-15% solids and essential (i) and (iv) components and optional (ii), (v), (vi), and (vii) components. The components (i) untreated synthetic silica (fumed silica or precipitated silica) at 0.5-10 weight %; and a (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder having a glass transition temperature (Tg) below 25° C. The weight ratio of the (i) untreated synthetic silica to the (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder is 10:1 to 1:1. The optional components include: a (ii) solid or non-solid lubricant; a (v) crosslinking agent; a (vi) thickener; and a (vii) coating aid. Glass particles can also be present. The presence of the (i) untreated synthetic silica provides improved brightness, e.g. an L* value of at least 80, and uniform coatings in the resulting, foamed opacifying element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/36 - After-treatment
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 3/03 - Making solutions, dispersions, lattices or gels by other methods than by solution, emulsion or suspension polymerisation techniques in aqueous media
  • C08J 3/24 - Crosslinking, e.g. vulcanising, of macromolecules

39.

COATING PROVIDING CONTROLLED ABSORPTION AND SCATTERING

      
Application Number 17545058
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-08
First Publication Date 2022-06-30
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Lofftus, Kevin D.

Abstract

An article includes a substrate with a surface, a coating disposed over the surface, and a subtractive colorant which absorbs electromagnetic radiation according to a specified absorption spectrum. The coating includes a binder material and a plurality of porous polymer particles having pores with a distribution of pore sizes adapted to scatter electromagnetic radiation in one or more specified wavelength bands, wherein the porous polymer particles have a shell which is impermeable to a liquid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/30 - Camouflage paints
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/023 - Emulsion inks
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • C09D 5/32 - Radiation-absorbing paints
  • C09D 7/41 - Organic pigments; Organic dyes
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters
  • D06P 1/00 - General processes of dyeing or printing textiles or general processes of dyeing leather, furs or solid macromolecular substances in any form, classified according to the dyes, pigments or auxiliary substances employed
  • D06P 1/52 - General processes of dyeing or printing textiles or general processes of dyeing leather, furs or solid macromolecular substances in any form, classified according to the dyes, pigments or auxiliary substances employed using insoluble pigments or auxiliary substances, e.g. binders using compositions containing synthetic macromolecular substances
  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • D06N 3/04 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof with macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds

40.

Lithographic printing plate precursors and method of use

      
Application Number 17189497
Grant Number 11813884
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-02
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Grant Date 2023-11-14
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Obenauf, Johannes
  • Balbinot, Domenico

Abstract

2 and has a (1) compound having an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; a —OM group connected directly to a phosphorus atom, wherein M represents hydrogen, sodium, potassium, or aluminum; and (2) one or more hydrophilic polymers having (a) recurring units comprising an amide group, and (b) recurring units having an —OM′ group that is directly connected to a phosphorus atom, wherein M′ represents hydrogen, sodium, potassium, or aluminum.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41N 1/08 - Printing plates or foils; Materials therefor metallic for lithographic printing
  • B41N 3/03 - Chemical or electrical pretreatment
  • G03F 7/027 - Non-macromolecular photopolymerisable compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds, e.g. ethylenic compounds
  • B41M 1/06 - Lithographic printing

41.

METHOD FOR FABRICATING IMPERMEABLE POROUS PARTICLES

      
Application Number 17545079
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-08
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Lofftus, Kevin D.
  • Muehlbauer, John Leonard

Abstract

A method for preparing core/shell particles includes forming a suspension of ethylenically unsaturated monomer droplets containing one or more monomers and a porogen in an aqueous medium containing a first stabilizer and a polymerization initiator, wherein at least one of the monomers is a cross-linking monomer, and wherein the first stabilizer is an inorganic colloid. The method further includes polymerizing the one or more monomers to form core/shell particles having a core of a porous polymer and a polymeric shell having a shell thickness of at least 5 nm, wherein any pores in the polymeric shell have a diameter of less than 2 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/36 - After-treatment
  • C08J 3/12 - Powdering or granulating
  • C08J 9/28 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof by elimination of a liquid phase from a macromolecular composition or article, e.g. drying of coagulum
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/023 - Emulsion inks
  • C09D 5/30 - Camouflage paints
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • C09D 7/41 - Organic pigments; Organic dyes
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters

42.

COATING PROVIDING PANCHROMATIC SCATTERING

      
Application Number 17545044
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-08
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Lofftus, Kevin D.

Abstract

An article includes a substrate with a surface, and a coating disposed over the surface. The coating includes a binder material and a plurality of porous polymer particles having pores with a variety of pore sizes including a first set of pores having a first average pore size d1 in the range 0.3≤d1/λ1≤0.7, wherein λ1 is a wavelength in the range of 250-400 nm, a second set of pores having a second average pore size d2 in the range 0.3≤d2/λ2≤0.7, wherein λ2 is a wavelength in the range of 400-700 nm, and a third set of pores having a third average pore size d3 in the range 0.3≤d3/λ3≤0.7, wherein λ3 is a wavelength in the range of 700-3000 nm, wherein the porous polymer particles have a shell which is impermeable to a liquid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/30 - Camouflage paints
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • C09D 11/023 - Emulsion inks
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters
  • D06P 1/52 - General processes of dyeing or printing textiles or general processes of dyeing leather, furs or solid macromolecular substances in any form, classified according to the dyes, pigments or auxiliary substances employed using insoluble pigments or auxiliary substances, e.g. binders using compositions containing synthetic macromolecular substances
  • C09D 7/41 - Organic pigments; Organic dyes
  • D06P 1/00 - General processes of dyeing or printing textiles or general processes of dyeing leather, furs or solid macromolecular substances in any form, classified according to the dyes, pigments or auxiliary substances employed

43.

COATING PROVIDING ULTRAVIOLET SCATTERING

      
Application Number 17545066
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-08
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Lofftus, Kevin D.
  • Muehlbauer, John

Abstract

An article includes a substrate with a surface, and a coating disposed over the surface. The coating includes a binder material and a plurality of UV scattering porous polymer particles having pores with a light scattering effective pore size of no more than 100 nm. The coating has a scattering opacity of no more than 20% in the wavelength band from 500 to 3000 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 1/111 - Anti-reflection coatings using layers comprising organic materials
  • G02B 5/02 - Diffusing elements; Afocal elements
  • D06Q 1/10 - Decorating textiles by treatment with, or fixation of, a particulate material, e.g. mica, glass beads
  • B41M 1/26 - Printing on other surfaces than ordinary paper
  • B41M 1/12 - Stencil printing; Silk-screen printing
  • D06B 1/14 - Applying liquids, gases or vapours on to textile materials to effect treatment, e.g. washing, dyeing, bleaching, sizing or impregnating by contact with a member carrying the treating material with a roller

44.

Printing system with universal media border detection

      
Application Number 17523003
Grant Number 11780248
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2022-06-02
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A printing system includes a media transport system configured to pick a sheet of media from a media supply and transport it along a media transport path to a printing module. An image capture system positioned along the media transport path, includes an image capture device positioned to capture a digital image of the sheet of media, and a platen positioned behind the sheet of media, wherein a surface of the platen includes a non-uniform density pattern, and wherein the captured digital image includes at least one edge of the sheet of media and a portion of the platen that extends beyond the edge of the sheet of media. An image analysis system automatically analyzes the captured digital image to detect an edge position of the sheet of media by detecting a platen region that includes the non-uniform density pattern and a media region.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

Method for correcting media position errors in a printing system

      
Application Number 17523007
Grant Number 11703791
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2022-06-02
Grant Date 2023-07-18
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A media transport system is used to transport a media sheet along a media transport path past an image capture system. The image capture system includes an image capture device positioned to capture an image of the media sheet, and a platen positioned behind the media sheet, wherein a surface of the platen includes a non-uniform density pattern. The image capture system captures an image of the media sheet that includes at least one edge of the media sheet and a portion of the platen that extends beyond the edge of the media sheet. An image analysis system automatically analyzes the captured digital image to detect an edge position of the media sheet by detecting a platen region that includes the non-uniform density pattern and a media region. The detected edge position is used to adjust a position that a printing module prints image data onto the media sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

46.

Printing system for printing on tabbed media

      
Application Number 17516827
Grant Number 11720042
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-19
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.
  • Gotham, David M.

Abstract

A printing system for printing on tabbed media having a plurality of tab positions. A media transport system picks the next sheet of tabbed media from a media tray. A detection system detects the tab position for the sheet of tabbed media. The detected tab position is compared to an expected tab position and if the detected tab position is different from the expected tab position then either the front end is used to supply image data to be printed on the sheet of tabbed media having the detected tab position, or the media transport system is controlled to direct the sheet of tabbed media into a waste receptacle and pick one or more additional sheets of tabbed media until the detected tab position is the same as the expected tab position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

47.

Printing system for media with non-uniform thickness

      
Application Number 17516800
Grant Number 11602939
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-19
Grant Date 2023-03-14
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Schwartz, Thomas L.
  • Cavalieri, David
  • Neamtu, Horia

Abstract

A printing system for printing on sheets of media having a non-uniform thickness profile. A user interface is controlled to instruct the operator to load a media tray with a stack of media having a specified pattern of media orientations. A media transport system picks sequential sheets of media from the media tray. A front end supplies sequential image data having orientations in accordance with the specified pattern of media orientations. A printing module sequentially prints the supplied image data on the sheets of media in accordance with the specified pattern of media orientations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B65H 7/00 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles
  • B65H 5/00 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

48.

Temporal correction of tone scale errors in a digital printer

      
Application Number 17504672
Grant Number 11494599
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Grant Date 2022-11-08
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for correcting tone-level non-uniformities in a digital printing system includes printing a test target having a set of uniform test patches. The printed test target is automatically analyzed to determine tone-level errors as a function of cross-track position for each of the test patches. A tone-level correction function is determined and represented using a set of one-dimensional feature vectors which specifies tone-level corrections as a function of cross-track position, pixel value and time. Corrected image data is determined by using the tone-level correction function to determine a tone-level correction value for each image pixel responsive to the input pixel value, cross-track position and time. The corrected image data is printed using the digital printing system to provide a printed image with reduced tone-level errors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

49.

AQUEOUS COMPOSITIONS AND INKJET RECEIVING MEDIA

      
Application Number 17324362
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene
  • Putnam, David D.

Abstract

An aqueous composition can be used for pre-treating a substrate prior to inkjet printing to provide a white opaque background for inkjet-printed images. This aqueous composition includes: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation at 5-30 weight %; (b) a nonionic or cationic water-soluble or water-dispersible polymeric binder material at 5-30 weight %; and (c) surface-treated visible light-scattering particles having a D50 (median) particle size of at least 0.04 μm and up to and including 2 μm in an amount of 5-60 weight % based on the total aqueous composition weight. The pre-treated substrate is useful as an inkjet receiving medium that can be readily inkjet-printed particularly with anionically-stabilized aqueous pigment-based inks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C08K 3/16 - Halogen-containing compounds
  • C08K 3/22 - Oxides; Hydroxides of metals
  • C08K 9/00 - Use of pretreated ingredients
  • C08L 39/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of N-vinyl-pyrrolidones
  • C08L 39/02 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinylamine
  • C08L 79/02 - Polyamines
  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein

50.

Lithographic printing plate precursors and method of use

      
Application Number 17111647
Grant Number 11964466
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-04
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Grant Date 2024-04-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Merka, Oliver
  • Miyamoto, Yasushi

Abstract

2 has at least a hydrophilic copolymer composed of (a) recurring units having an amide group and (b) recurring units comprising an —OM group directly connected to a phosphorus atom, wherein M represents a hydrogen, sodium, potassium, or aluminum atom.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme
  • B41N 3/03 - Chemical or electrical pretreatment
  • G03F 7/20 - Exposure; Apparatus therefor

51.

Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of use

      
Application Number 17387044
Grant Number 11760081
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-28
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Grant Date 2023-09-19
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Miyamoto, Yasushi
  • Kamiya, Masamichi
  • Aburano, Maru
  • Yatvin, Jeremy Marc

Abstract

A lithographic printing plate precursor has an infrared radiation-sensitive image-recording layer containing an IR absorber, and an ozone-blocking material of 1500 or less molecular weight and has structure (I), (II), or (III): wherein R is a hydrocarbon having 14-30 carbon atoms; m is 1 or 2; n is 1-6; the sum of m and n is >2 and <8; and A is a multivalent organic moiety free of R and OH groups and has a valence m+n; 5 are hydrogen or unsubstituted alkyls of 1-4 carbon atoms. Such ozone-blocking materials can be used to protect infrared radiation-sensitive dyes that may be degraded by ozone and thus improve imaging sensitivity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme

52.

Flexographic printing with repeating tile of randomnly-positioned feature shapes

      
Application Number 17341651
Grant Number 12007690
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-08
First Publication Date 2021-12-23
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kaltenbach, Thomas F.
  • Ng, Kam Chuen
  • Honan, James S.
  • Spaulding, Kevin Edward

Abstract

A method for fabricating a flexographic printing plate for printing image patterns including one or more uniform image regions includes defining a repeating tile having a pattern of feature shapes positioned at pseudo-random feature locations. A plate formation pattern corresponding to the image pattern is determined wherein the repeating tile is applied in a tiled arrangement to the uniform image regions. The plate formation pattern is used to form a flexographic printing plate, wherein regions of the flexographic printing plate corresponding to the uniform image regions of the image pattern include a pattern of raised features in positions corresponding to the feature positions in the repeating tile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/20 - Exposure; Apparatus therefor
  • B41C 1/05 - Heat-generating engraving heads, e.g. laser beam, electron beam

53.

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING WITH REPEATING TILE INCLUDING DIFFERENT RANDOMNLY-POSITIONED FEATURE SHAPES

      
Application Number 17341663
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-08
First Publication Date 2021-12-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kaltenbach, Thomas F.
  • Ng, Kam
  • Honan, James
  • Spaulding, Kevin

Abstract

A method for fabricating a flexographic printing plate for printing image patterns including one or more uniform image regions includes defining a repeating tile having a plurality of different feature shapes positioned in a pattern of pseudo-random feature locations. A plate formation pattern corresponding to the image pattern is determined wherein the repeating tile is applied in a tiled arrangement to the uniform image regions. The plate formation pattern is used to form a flexographic printing plate, wherein regions of the flexographic printing plate corresponding to the uniform image regions of the image pattern include a pattern of raised features in positions corresponding to the feature positions in the repeating tile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/20 - Exposure; Apparatus therefor
  • B41C 1/05 - Heat-generating engraving heads, e.g. laser beam, electron beam

54.

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE INCLUDING PSEUDO-RANDOM PATTERN OF RAISED FEATURES

      
Application Number 17341668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-08
First Publication Date 2021-12-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kaltenbach, Thomas F.
  • Ng, Kam Chuen
  • Honan, James S.
  • Spaulding, Kevin Edward

Abstract

A flexographic printing system prints image patterns including one or more uniform image regions on a substrate. A flexographic printing plate includes a pattern of raised features for transferring ink to the substrate in accordance with the image pattern. An anilox roller having a plurality of anilox cells is configured to transfer ink to the flexographic printing plate. Uniform image regions of the flexographic printing plate corresponding to the uniform image regions of the image pattern include a pattern of raised feature shapes positioned in a pattern of pseudo-random feature locations. An average spacing between the raised feature shapes in the uniform image regions is less than an anilox cell size such that a plurality of the raised feature shapes receive ink from a single anilox cell of the anilox roller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41F 5/24 - Rotary letterpress machines for flexographic printing
  • B41M 1/04 - Flexographic printing

55.

Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of use

      
Application Number 17097164
Grant Number 11714354
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-13
First Publication Date 2021-09-30
Grant Date 2023-08-01
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Viehmann, Philipp
  • Werner, Saija
  • Simpson, Christopher D.
  • Hansmann, Stefanie

Abstract

IR-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursors provide a stable print-out image using a unique IR radiation-sensitive composition. This IR radiation-sensitive composition includes: a) free radically polymerizable component; an b) IR radiation absorber; c) an initiator composition; a d) borate compound; and a e) compound capable of forming a colored boronic complex during or after exposure of the infrared radiation-sensitive image-recording layer to infrared radiation. The resulting print-out image exhibits an excellent color contrast between the exposed and non-exposed regions. After IR imaging, these precursors can be developed off-press or on-press.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03F 7/004 - Photosensitive materials
  • G03F 7/09 - Photosensitive materials - characterised by structural details, e.g. supports, auxiliary layers

56.

Method for making lithographic printing plates

      
Application Number 17073767
Grant Number 11633948
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-19
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Grant Date 2023-04-25
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Werner, Saija
  • Hansmann, Stefanie
  • Dwars, Udo
  • Simpson, Christopher D.

Abstract

3 are combined to form one or more cyclic rings, and the total number of carbon atoms in the Structure (I) molecule is at least 7 and up to and including 33. Both negative-working and positive-working lithographic precursors can be imaged and processed using this processing solution using one or more successive applications of the same or different processing solution. The processing solution can be derived from a corresponding processing solution concentrate that can also be used for replenishment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme
  • G03F 7/027 - Non-macromolecular photopolymerisable compounds having carbon-to-carbon double bonds, e.g. ethylenic compounds
  • G03F 7/11 - Photosensitive materials - characterised by structural details, e.g. supports, auxiliary layers having cover layers or intermediate layers, e.g. subbing layers
  • G03F 7/30 - Imagewise removal using liquid means

57.

Method for preparing laminated precursor rolls

      
Application Number 16720025
Grant Number 11746463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-19
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2023-09-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Herrick, Diane Marie

Abstract

3. It is composed of (a) porous particles, (b) a binder material, (c) two or more additives comprising at least one foaming surfactant and at least one foam stabilizer, (d) an aqueous medium, and (e) an opacifying colorant that absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06M 23/04 - Processes in which the treating agent is applied in the form of a foam
  • A47H 23/08 - Selection of particular materials
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses

58.

Method for making light-blocking decorative articles

      
Application Number 16720033
Grant Number 11181247
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-19
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2021-11-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Nair, Mridula

Abstract

3. It is composed of (a) porous particles, (b) a binder material, (c) two or more additives comprising at least one foaming surfactant and at least one foam stabilizer, (d) an aqueous medium, and (e) at least 0.0001 weight % of an opacifying colorant that absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 1/26 - Manufacturing shades
  • B32B 5/02 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by structural features of a layer comprising fibres or filaments
  • B32B 5/26 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by the presence of two or more layers which comprise fibres, filaments, granules, or powder, or are foamed or specifically porous one layer being a fibrous or filamentary layer another layer also being fibrous or filamentary
  • B32B 7/12 - Interconnection of layers using interposed adhesives or interposed materials with bonding properties
  • B32B 15/14 - Layered products essentially comprising metal next to a fibrous or filamentary layer
  • B32B 27/08 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin of a different kind
  • B29C 65/48 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor using adhesives
  • B29C 65/00 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor
  • B32B 5/24 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by the presence of two or more layers which comprise fibres, filaments, granules, or powder, or are foamed or specifically porous one layer being a fibrous or filamentary layer
  • B29C 65/02 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor by heating, with or without pressure
  • B32B 5/18 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material

59.

Method for making laminated light-blocking decorative article

      
Application Number 16720041
Grant Number 11549213
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-19
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Herrick, Diane Marie

Abstract

3. It is composed of (a) porous particles, (b) a binder material, (c) two or more additives comprising at least one foaming surfactant and at least one foam stabilizer, (d) an aqueous medium, and (e) at least 0.0001 weight % of an opacifying colorant that absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06M 23/04 - Processes in which the treating agent is applied in the form of a foam
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints
  • C09D 101/02 - Cellulose; Modified cellulose
  • C09D 167/00 - Coating compositions based on polyesters obtained by reactions forming a carboxylic ester link in the main chain; Coating compositions based on derivatives of such polymers
  • A47H 23/08 - Selection of particular materials
  • C09D 125/06 - Polystyrene
  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses

60.

Lithographic printing plate precursors and method of use

      
Application Number 16589240
Grant Number 11117412
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-01
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Merka, Oliver
  • Mueller, Stephanie
  • Kemmling, Jan-Phillip
  • Blum, Oliver Richard

Abstract

i.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41N 1/08 - Printing plates or foils; Materials therefor metallic for lithographic printing
  • B41N 3/03 - Chemical or electrical pretreatment
  • B41C 1/10 - Forme preparation for lithographic printing; Master sheets for transferring a lithographic image to the forme
  • C25D 11/12 - Anodising more than once, e.g. in different baths

61.

Light-blocking articles from foamed composition containing solid polymeric particles

      
Application Number 16999111
Grant Number 11932744
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-21
First Publication Date 2021-03-25
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor Nair, Mridula

Abstract

A foamed, opacifying element has a substrate with opposing planar surfaces and a foamed opacifying layer disposed on one opposing surface. The foamed opacifying layer contains (a) 0.1-80 weight % of nonporous polymeric particles; (b′) 10-80 weight % of a matrix material derived from a (b) binder material having a glass transition temperature of less than 40° C.; (c) 0.0001-50 weight % of certain additives; (d) less than 5 weight % of water; and (e) at least 0.002 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from all of the (c) additives. Foamable and foamed aqueous compositions can be used to provide these foamed, opacifying elements for use as light-blocking window shades, curtains, or other materials. These light-blocking articles can also have a printable outer surface that accepts ink for making printed images that are not observable from the opposite surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • C08J 9/236 - Forming foamed products using binding agents
  • E06B 9/24 - Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance

62.

Printer with in-track position error correction

      
Application Number 16564255
Grant Number 11138482
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-09
First Publication Date 2021-03-11
Grant Date 2021-10-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Mix, Brian B.
  • Dobbertin, Michael Thomas

Abstract

A digital printing system having a linear printhead includes corrections for in-track position errors. A data processing system implements a method for determining an in-track position function which includes printing a test target including a plurality of alignment marks, automatically analyzing a captured image of the printed test target to determine a measured in-track position for each of the alignment marks, comparing the measured in-track positions for the alignment marks to reference in-track positions to determine measured in-track position errors, and determining an in-track position correction function responsive to the measured in-track position errors. The in-track position correction function specifies in-track position corrections to be applied as a function of cross-track position. A corrected digital image is determined by resampling an input digital image responsive to the in-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G03G 15/04 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material
  • G03G 15/01 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for producing multicoloured copies
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

63.

Correcting in-track errors in a linear printhead

      
Application Number 16564235
Grant Number 11106954
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-09
First Publication Date 2021-03-11
Grant Date 2021-08-31
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Mix, Brian B.
  • Dobbertin, Michael Thomas

Abstract

A method for correcting in-track position errors in a digital printing system having a linear printhead includes printing a test target including a plurality of alignment marks. A data processing system is used to automatically analyze a captured image of the printed test target to determine a measured in-track position for each of the alignment marks. The measured in-track positions for the alignment marks are compared to reference positions to determine measured in-track position errors. An in-track position correction function is determined responsive to the measured in-track position errors, wherein the in-track position correction function specifies in-track position corrections to be applied as a function of cross-track position. A corrected digital image is determined by resampling an input digital image responsive to the in-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • B41J 2/525 - Arrangement for multi-colour printing, not covered by group , e.g. applicable to two or more kinds of printing or marking process
  • G06K 15/12 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by photographic printing
  • B41J 2/45 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material using arrays of radiation sources using light-emitting diode arrays
  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/10 - Scanning arrangements using flat picture-bearing surfaces
  • H04N 1/193 - Simultaneously scanning picture elements on one main scanning line using electrically scanned linear arrays
  • H04N 1/58 - Edge or detail enhancement; Noise or error suppression, e.g. colour misregistration correction
  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control
  • H04N 1/29 - Reproducing arrangements involving production of an electrostatic intermediate picture
  • H04N 1/387 - Composing, repositioning or otherwise modifying originals
  • H04N 1/50 - Picture reproducers
  • H04N 1/053 - Detection, control or error compensation of scanning velocity or position in main scanning direction, e.g. synchronisation of line start or picture elements in a line
  • B41J 29/393 - Devices for controlling or analysing the entire machine

64.

Method of preparing laminated article

      
Application Number 16551942
Grant Number 11401434
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Grant Date 2022-08-02
Owner Eastman kodak company (USA)
Inventor
  • Putnam, David D.
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene
  • Griffin, Todd Russell
  • Lussier, Barbara Boland
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis

Abstract

A flexible inkjet-printed article is prepared by: A′) providing an ink receptive medium having a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer. This layer has: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent and (d) silica particles. At least one aqueous pigment-based ink is deposited directly on the aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, each having: a) an anionically-stabilized pigment colorant; and b) a water-miscible humectant at 1-20 weight %, each having a carbon to oxygen atom ratio of ≥1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups. After drying, a functional layer with adhesive composition is formed on the inkjet-printed image and a flexible material is laminated to the functional layer, to form a flexible inkjet printed article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09J 7/30 - Adhesives in the form of films or foils characterised by the adhesive composition
  • C09J 7/21 - Paper; Textile fabrics
  • C09J 7/29 - Laminated material
  • C09J 7/22 - Plastics; Metallised plastics
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09J 5/00 - Adhesive processes in general; Adhesive processes not provided for elsewhere, e.g. relating to primers
  • C09D 11/03 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • B41J 3/407 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for marking on special material
  • C09J 7/32 - Water-activated, e.g. for gummed paper
  • C09D 11/326 - Pigment inks characterised by the pigment dispersant

65.

Ink set for inkjet printing

      
Application Number 16551868
Grant Number 11555129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Lussier, Barbara Boland
  • Griffin, Todd Russell
  • Putnam, David D.
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene

Abstract

An ink set has two or more aqueous pigment-based inks, each of which has 75-95 weight %, a) one or more pigment colorants, and b) one or more water-miscible humectants that are present in a total amount of at least 1 weight % and up to and including 20 weight %, and consist essentially of compounds, each of which has a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups. The weight % amounts of water and the b) water-miscible humectants are based on the total weight of each aqueous pigment-based ink. The aqueous pigment-based inks in the ink set can be used individual or in combination to provide monochrome or polychrome inkjet-printed images on various ink-receptive media and using various inkjet printing equipment and methods.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/106 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/102 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions other than those only involving unsaturated carbon-to-carbon bonds

66.

Method for inkjet printing

      
Application Number 16551890
Grant Number 11155076
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Grant Date 2021-10-26
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Lussier, Barbara Boland
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Putnam, David D.
  • Griffin, Todd Russell
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene

Abstract

Inkjet printing is carried out to provide monochrome or polychrome inkjet-printed images. An ink-receptive medium is provided with a substrate with an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer disposed thereon. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation in an amount of 0.6-49 weight %; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer of a vinyl alcohol and vinyl amine) in a total amount of 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent and (d) silica particles. One or more aqueous pigment-based inks are inkjet printed onto this aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, each ink comprising: a) one or more anionically-stabilized pigment colorants; b) one or more water-miscible humectants that are present in a total amount of 1-20 weight % and each having a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • B41J 2/005 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet

67.

Article prepared by inkjet printing

      
Application Number 16551908
Grant Number 10926565
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2021-02-23
Grant Date 2021-02-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Putnam, David D.
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Lussier, Barbara Boland
  • Griffin, Todd Russell
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene

Abstract

An inkjet-printed article has an ink receptive medium with a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer disposed thereon. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer includes: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation at 0.6-49 weight %; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent or (d) silica particles. The article also has an inkjet-printed image disposed on the aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, provided from one or more aqueous pigment-based inks, each of which has a) an anionically-stabilized pigment colorant; b) one or more water-miscible humectants at a total amount of 1-20 weight %, each of which has a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/50 - Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
  • B41M 5/52 - Macromolecular coatings

68.

Laminated article

      
Application Number 16551924
Grant Number 10894437
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2021-01-19
Grant Date 2021-01-19
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Putnam, David D.
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Griffin, Todd Russell
  • Lussier, Barbara Boland

Abstract

A flexible inkjet printed article includes an ink receptive medium comprising a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer has: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation; (b) one or more of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent or (d) silica particles. An inkjet-printed image is disposed on the ink-receptive layer, provided from one or more aqueous pigment-based inks, each having: a) one or more anionically-stabilized pigment colorants; b) one or more water-miscible humectants at 1-20 weight %, each of which has a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups. A functional layer comprising an adhesive composition disposed on the inkjet-printed image; and a flexible polymeric film or paper adhered to the functional layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/50 - Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
  • B41M 5/52 - Macromolecular coatings

69.

Correcting tone scale errors in a digital printer

      
Application Number 16581909
Grant Number 10872278
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-25
First Publication Date 2020-12-22
Grant Date 2020-12-22
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Kuo, Chung-Hui

Abstract

A method for correcting tone-level non-uniformities in a digital printing system includes printing a test target having a set of uniform test patches. The printed test target is automatically analyzed to determine tone-level errors as a function of cross-track position for each of the test patches. A tone-level correction function is determined and represented using a set of one-dimensional feature vectors which specifies tone-level corrections as a function of cross-track position and pixel value. Corrected image data is determined by using the tone-level correction function to determine a tone-level correction value for each image pixel responsive to the input pixel value and cross-track position of the image pixel. The corrected image data is printed using the digital printing system to provide a printed image with reduced tone-level errors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/00 - Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers

70.

Correcting cross-track errors in a linear printhead

      
Application Number 16417731
Grant Number 10885405
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-21
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Grant Date 2021-01-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Mix, Brian B.
  • Dellert, David W.

Abstract

A method for correcting cross-track position errors in a digital printing system having a linear printhead includes printing a test target including a plurality of alignment marks. A data processing system is used to automatically analyze a captured image of the printed test target to determine a measured position for each of the alignment marks. The measured positions for the alignment marks is compared to reference positions to determine measured cross-track position errors. A cross-track position correction function is determined responsive to the measured position errors, wherein the cross-track position correction function specifies cross-track position corrections to be applied as a function of cross-track position. A corrected digital image is determined by resampling the image lines of a digital image responsive to the cross-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G03G 15/04 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material
  • G06K 15/14 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by magnetographic printing

71.

Printer with cross-track position error correction

      
Application Number 16417763
Grant Number 11126107
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-21
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Grant Date 2021-09-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Mix, Brian B.
  • Dellert, David W.

Abstract

A digital printing system having a linear printhead includes corrections for cross-track position errors. A data processing system implements a method for determining a cross-track position function which includes printing a test target including a plurality of alignment marks, automatically analyzing a captured image of the printed test target to determine a measured position for each of the alignment marks, comparing the measured positions for the alignment marks to reference positions to determine measured cross-track position errors, and determining a cross-track position correction function responsive to the measured position errors. The cross-track position correction function specifies cross-track position corrections to be applied as a function of cross-track position. A corrected digital image is determined by resampling the image lines of a digital image responsive to the cross-track position correction function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/04 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G03G 15/043 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material with means for controlling illumination or exposure
  • G06K 15/14 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by magnetographic printing

72.

Deposition system with vacuum pre-loaded deposition head

      
Application Number 16903505
Grant Number 11535935
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-17
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Spath, Todd Mathew
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae

Abstract

A thin film deposition system includes a vacuum-preloaded gas bearing deposition head positioned in an external environment having an ambient pressure, the deposition head having an output face including a plurality of source openings through which gaseous materials are supplied and one or more exhaust openings. An exhaust pressure at the exhaust openings is less than ambient pressure, and a source pressure at the source openings is greater than that at the exhaust openings, with the pressure at the outermost source openings being greater than ambient pressure. A motion control system moves a substrate unit over the output face in the in-track direction without constraining its motion in a direction normal to the output face to a point where a center of gravity of the substrate unit is beyond the first edge of the output face.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C23C 16/455 - Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes characterised by the method of coating characterised by the method used for introducing gases into the reaction chamber or for modifying gas flows in the reaction chamber
  • C23C 16/54 - Apparatus specially adapted for continuous coating
  • C23C 16/458 - Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes characterised by the method of coating characterised by the method used for supporting substrates in the reaction chamber
  • C23C 16/44 - Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes characterised by the method of coating
  • C23C 16/40 - Oxides

73.

Aqueous functional composition for articles

      
Application Number 16907393
Grant Number 11370924
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-22
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2022-06-28
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Pyszczek, Ellen M.
  • Swanton, Stephen

Abstract

g) below 25° C. The weight ratio of the (i) fumed silica particles to the (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder is 10:1 to 1:5. The optional components include: a (ii) solid or non-solid lubricant; a (v) crosslinking agent; a (vi) thickener; and a (vii) coating aid. Glass particles can also be present. The presence of the (i) fumed silica provides improved brightness, e.g. an L* value of at least 80, and uniform coatings in the opacifying element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 4/06 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, based on organic non-macromolecular compounds having at least one polymerisable carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bond in combination with a macromolecular compound other than an unsaturated polymer of groups
  • C09D 133/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters of esters containing only carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the oxygen atom being present only as part of the carboxyl radical
  • C09D 133/26 - Homopolymers or copolymers of acrylamide or methacrylamide
  • C09D 175/04 - Polyurethanes
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/43 - Thickening agents
  • C09D 5/02 - Emulsion paints

74.

Aqueous fluid sets for inkjet printing methods

      
Application Number 16882825
Grant Number 11279842
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-26
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Grant Date 2022-03-22
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Cook, Wayne Lee
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis

Abstract

wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted phenoxy group, in a total amount of at least 0.5 weight % and up to and including 2 weight %, based on the total weight of the aqueous inkjet ink composition. Such aqueous particle-free fluids can be used as replenishment or printhead maintenance fluids. Two or more of such aqueous particle-free fluids can be packaged, sold, and use as part of fluid sets.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/102 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions other than those only involving unsaturated carbon-to-carbon bonds
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent

75.

Method for making light-blocking articles

      
Application Number 16820833
Grant Number 11807731
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-17
First Publication Date 2020-07-09
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Lobo, Lloyd Anthony
  • Garman, Douglas Edward
  • Shifley, James Douglas

Abstract

2, and can also include any or combination of a (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder that may be crosslinked, thickeners, coating aids having an HLB of at least 5, (ii) lubricants, (iii) tinting materials, and (v) crosslinking agents. Among other properties, the presence of the glass particles provides additional heat absorption for the foamed, opacifying elements that can be formed into light-blocking materials.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/228 - Forming foamed products
  • C08J 9/236 - Forming foamed products using binding agents
  • C08J 9/28 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof by elimination of a liquid phase from a macromolecular composition or article, e.g. drying of coagulum
  • C08K 3/40 - Glass
  • C08K 7/28 - Glass
  • C08K 3/04 - Carbon
  • C08J 9/36 - After-treatment
  • C09D 5/32 - Radiation-absorbing paints
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 7/63 - Additives non-macromolecular organic
  • D06N 3/00 - Artificial leather, oilcloth, or like material obtained by covering fibrous webs with macromolecular material, e.g. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof
  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/35 - Composite foams, i.e. continuous macromolecular foams containing discontinuous cellular particles or fragments
  • G02B 6/293 - Optical coupling means having data bus means, i.e. plural waveguides interconnected and providing an inherently bidirectional system by mixing and splitting signals with wavelength selective means
  • C08K 7/22 - Expanded, porous or hollow particles

76.

Aqueous functional composition for articles

      
Application Number 16820855
Grant Number 11377567
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-17
First Publication Date 2020-07-09
Grant Date 2022-07-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Swanton, Stephen

Abstract

2 and a (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder that may be crosslinked. Thickeners, coating aids having an HLB of at least 5, (ii) lubricants, (iii) tinting materials, and (v) crosslinking agents can also be present in the aqueous functional composition formulation. Among other properties, the presence of the glass particles provides heat absorption capacity for the foamed, opacifying elements.

IPC Classes  ?

77.

Low specular reflectance surface

      
Application Number 16228853
Grant Number 11118070
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-21
First Publication Date 2020-06-25
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Lofftus, Kevin D.

Abstract

A low-specular-reflectance surface, includes a coating on a surface, wherein the coating includes a plurality of substantially spherical particles having a multimodal particle size distribution, wherein the particles protrude from a top surface of the coating to provide substantially spherical caps. The multimodal particle size distribution has two or more modes, each mode having a peak defining an associated mode particle size, wherein the distribution function includes a first mode having a first peak corresponding to a first particle size and a second mode having a second peak corresponding to a second particle size. A ratio of the second particle size to the first particle size is between 1.7-4.0. A smallest of the mode particle sizes is greater than or equal to 1.0 microns, and a largest of the mode particle sizes is greater than or equal to 3.0 microns.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/00 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, characterised by their physical nature or the effects produced; Filling pastes
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular

78.

Matte paint composition

      
Application Number 16228870
Grant Number 10793727
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-21
First Publication Date 2020-06-25
Grant Date 2020-10-06
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor Lofftus, Kevin D.

Abstract

A low-specular-reflectance coating composition includes a binder, a solvent, and a plurality of substantially spherical particles having a multimodal particle size distribution. The multimodal particle size distribution has two or more modes, each mode having a peak defining an associated mode particle size, wherein the distribution function includes a first mode having a first peak corresponding to a first particle size, and a second mode having a second peak corresponding to a second particle size. A ratio of the second particle size to the first particle size is between 1.7-4.0. A smallest of the mode particle sizes is greater than or equal to 1.0 microns, and a largest of the mode particle sizes is greater than or equal to 3.0 microns.

IPC Classes  ?

79.

Low-volume flexographic inking system

      
Application Number 16218616
Grant Number 11135832
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-13
First Publication Date 2020-06-18
Grant Date 2021-10-05
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, Gary A.
  • Shaughnessy, Michael G.
  • Young, Timothy John

Abstract

An inking system for use in transferring ink to a flexographic printing plate in a flexographic printing system includes an anilox member having an ink transfer zone located between first and second recessed bearing contact zones. A radius of the recessed bearing contact zones is less than a radius of the ink transfer zone by at least 0.100 inches. An ink tray includes a floor and first and second end walls. Bearings are mounted outside of the end walls which engage with the first and second bearing contact zones, respectively, thereby positioning the ink tray assembly in a specified position relative to the anilox member. Upper edges of the end walls extend into the recessed bearing contact zones.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41F 31/02 - Ducts, containers, supply or metering devices
  • B41F 31/06 - Troughs or like reservoirs with immersed, or partly immersed, rollers or cylinders
  • B41F 31/26 - Construction of inking rollers
  • G06F 3/044 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by capacitive means

80.

Low-volume gravure inking system

      
Application Number 16218638
Grant Number 11072165
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-13
First Publication Date 2020-06-18
Grant Date 2021-07-27
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, Gary A.
  • Shaughnessy, Michael G.
  • Young, Timothy John
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae

Abstract

An inking system for use in transferring ink to a gravure printing surface in a gravure printing system includes a gravure cylinder r having a printing zone located between first and second recessed bearing contact zones. A radius of the recessed bearing contact zones is less than a radius of the printing zone by at least 0.100 inches. An ink tray includes a floor and first and second end walls. Bearings are mounted outside of the end walls which engage with the first and second bearing contact zones, respectively, thereby positioning the ink tray assembly in a specified position relative to the gravure cylinder. Upper edges of the end walls extend into the recessed bearing contact zones.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41F 31/13 - Means for driving fountain rollers
  • B41F 31/07 - Troughs or like reservoirs with immersed, or partly immersed, rollers or cylinders for rotogravure
  • B41F 13/11 - Gravure cylinders

81.

Composition for making coated yarn

      
Application Number 16203696
Grant Number 10870768
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2020-12-22
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Brick, Mary Christine
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Sedita, Joseph Salvatore

Abstract

g of less than or equal to 25° C., that is present in an amount of 25-60 weight %; (iii) an inorganic filler material having a value of less than 5 on the MOHS scale of mineral hardness, in an amount of at least 2-15 weight %; and (iv) an aqueous medium in an amount of at least 35 weight % in which the film-forming binder material is soluble or dispersible.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 127/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 7/20 - Diluents or solvents
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • D06M 11/51 - Treating fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials, with inorganic substances or complexes thereof; Such treatment combined with mechanical treatment, e.g. mercerising with sulfur, selenium, tellurium, polonium or compounds thereof
  • D06M 15/37 - Macromolecular compounds obtained otherwise than by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • D06M 13/224 - Esters of carboxylic acids; Esters of carbonic acid

82.

Yarn with coating over yarn core

      
Application Number 16203708
Grant Number 11091874
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2021-08-17
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Brick, Mary Christine
  • Sedita, Joseph Salvatore

Abstract

g of less than or equal to 25° C., which is present in an amount of 40-90 weight %; and (iii) an inorganic filler material having a value of less than 5 on the MOHS scale of mineral hardness, which inorganic filler material is present in an amount of 4 weight % and up to and including 30 weight %.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06M 15/263 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of unsaturated carboxylic acids; Salts or esters thereof
  • C09D 127/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 5/18 - Fireproof paints
  • D06M 15/248 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of halogenated hydrocarbons containing chlorine
  • D06M 13/224 - Esters of carboxylic acids; Esters of carbonic acid
  • D06M 11/51 - Treating fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials, with inorganic substances or complexes thereof; Such treatment combined with mechanical treatment, e.g. mercerising with sulfur, selenium, tellurium, polonium or compounds thereof
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters

83.

Light-blocking articles with spacer functional composition

      
Application Number 16203737
Grant Number 10920032
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2021-02-16
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Lobo, Lloyd Anthony
  • Sedita, Joseph Salvatore
  • Rollinson, Peter David

Abstract

A foamed, opacifying element useful as a light-blocking article has a substrate; an opacifying layer disposed on the substrate, and a functional composition disposed over the opacifying layer. The functional composition comprises: (i) glass particles such as hollow glass particles. The presence of the glass particles provides additional heat absorption for the foamed, opacifying elements that can be formed into light-blocking materials.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08J 9/00 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof
  • C08J 9/28 - Working-up of macromolecular substances to porous or cellular articles or materials; After-treatment thereof by elimination of a liquid phase from a macromolecular composition or article, e.g. drying of coagulum
  • C08L 33/08 - Homopolymers or copolymers of acrylic acid esters

84.

Fabric substrates

      
Application Number 16203722
Grant Number 10927483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2021-02-23
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Sedita, Joseph Salvatore
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Brick, Mary Christine

Abstract

g of less than or equal to 25° C., in an amount of 40-90 weight %; and (iii) an inorganic filler material having a value of less than 5 on the MOHS scale of mineral hardness, which inorganic filler material is present in an amount of 4-30 weight %.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D03D 15/00 - Woven fabrics characterised by the material, structure or properties of the fibres, filaments, yarns, threads or other warp or weft elements used
  • C09D 127/06 - Homopolymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride
  • C09D 133/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of esters
  • C09D 7/65 - Additives macromolecular
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 5/18 - Fireproof paints
  • D06M 13/224 - Esters of carboxylic acids; Esters of carbonic acid
  • D06M 11/51 - Treating fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials, with inorganic substances or complexes thereof; Such treatment combined with mechanical treatment, e.g. mercerising with sulfur, selenium, tellurium, polonium or compounds thereof
  • D06M 15/248 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of halogenated hydrocarbons containing chlorine
  • D06M 15/263 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds of unsaturated carboxylic acids; Salts or esters thereof
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic

85.

Electrophotography-based 3D printing with improved layer registration

      
Application Number 16203757
Grant Number 10737442
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-29
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2020-08-11
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuo, Chung-Hui
  • Shifley, James Douglas

Abstract

An additive manufacturing system includes a transfer belt traveling along a belt path including first and second moveable-position rollers and a plurality of fixed-position rollers. The belt path includes a fixed-velocity portion from the first moveable position roller to the second moveable position roller, and a variable-velocity portion from the second moveable position roller to the first moveable position roller. An electrophotography engine positioned along the fixed-velocity portion deposits a part material layer onto the transfer belt, and an image transfer assembly positioned along the variable-velocity portion transfers the part material layer onto a receiver medium. An image sensing system positioned along the belt path between the second moveable position roller and the image transfer assembly captures an image which is analyzed to determine an in-track registration error, and the positions of the first and second moveable position rollers are adjusted to compensate for the in-track registration error.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/218 - Rollers
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/22 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern involving the combination of more than one step according to groups

86.

Electrophotography-based 3D printing with improved layer uniformity

      
Application Number 16185360
Grant Number 11161309
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-09
First Publication Date 2020-05-14
Grant Date 2021-11-02
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Lawson, Joseph

Abstract

A method for printing a three-dimensional part includes receiving a sequence of part layer patterns together with first and second complementary mask patterns. For each part layer pattern in the sequence of part layer patterns, a mask pattern is selected according to the layer number of the part layer pattern, wherein the first mask pattern is selected for odd layer numbers and the second mask pattern is selected for even layer numbers. A masked part layer is formed by applying the selected mask pattern to the part layer pattern. A developed part layer is formed using an electrophotography engine, and the developed part layer is transfused together to previously-printed part layers to form a printed part layer of the three-dimensional part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/129 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using layers of liquid which are selectively solidified characterised by the energy source therefor, e.g. by global irradiation combined with a mask
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

87.

Aqueous inkjet ink and ink sets

      
Application Number 16171432
Grant Number 11248134
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-26
First Publication Date 2020-04-30
Grant Date 2022-02-15
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene
  • Cook, Wayne Lee

Abstract

th percentile particle diameter of less than 150 nm, as measured using a dynamic light scattering particle size analyzer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/00 - Inks
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/326 - Pigment inks characterised by the pigment dispersant
  • C08K 5/00 - Use of organic ingredients
  • C08K 3/04 - Carbon
  • C08K 3/38 - Boron-containing compounds
  • C08K 5/205 - Compounds containing groups, e.g. carbamates
  • C08K 5/05 - Alcohols; Metal alcoholates
  • C09D 1/00 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, based on inorganic substances
  • C09D 4/00 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, based on organic non-macromolecular compounds having at least one polymerisable carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bond
  • C09D 5/00 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, characterised by their physical nature or the effects produced; Filling pastes
  • C09K 3/00 - Materials not provided for elsewhere

88.

Aqueous fluid sets for inkjet printing methods

      
Application Number 16171446
Grant Number 10703926
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-26
First Publication Date 2020-04-30
Grant Date 2020-07-07
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Cook, Wayne Lee
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis

Abstract

wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted phenoxy group, in a total amount of at least 0.5 weight % and up to and including 2 weight %, based on the total weight of the aqueous inkjet ink composition. Such aqueous particle-free fluids can be used as replenishment or printhead maintenance fluids.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/102 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions other than those only involving unsaturated carbon-to-carbon bonds
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent

89.

Armor for lightweight ballistic protection

      
Application Number 07315961
Grant Number 10627193
Status In Force
Filing Date 1989-02-27
First Publication Date 2020-04-21
Grant Date 2020-04-21
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyers, John J.
  • Gearin, Cornelius J.
  • Elrod, Jr., William I.

Abstract

Armor for lightweight ballistic protection is made up of composite tiles which can be assembled into modules. The modules can be assembled into panels and can be mounted on vehicles and aircraft and on the walls of shelters. The tiles have core layer(s) of non-homogeneous materials provided by particles of grit distributed in a plastic, preferably rigid polymeric matrix, and which are faced by a layer of high modulus stiff material such as ceramic. The tiles are preferrably backed by elastomeric material and may have sheets of composite material between the elastomeric layer and the non-homogenous core layer. The tiles may be stacked, forming modules and the modules assembled in rows to form panels. An incoming object causes the facing layer to distribute the impact force over a large area of the non-homogeneous grit/polymeric core layer which fractures and absorbs the impact and shock waves, both the compressive direct wave and the tensile wave reflected from the back interface. The non-homogenity and distributed grit particles in the core layer also serve to reflect and disperse the shock wave. The elastomeric layer also aids in distributing the shock wave. In response to the impact and shock waves and projectile penetration, the non-homogeneous grit/polymeric core layer cracks, pulverizes and disintegrates resulting in high energy absorption by crack propagation. Also the small debris particles which are generated absorb kinetic energy as they are propelled into motion, diverted and scattered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41H 5/04 - Plate construction composed of more than one layer

90.

Opacifying articles

      
Application Number 16131329
Grant Number 10942300
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-14
First Publication Date 2020-03-19
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Brick, Mary Christine

Abstract

An opacifying article has a (i) fabric having a face side and a back side and an (ii) opacifying element having a substrate that has first and second opposing surfaces; and a dry opacifying layer that has an inner surface and an outer surface. The dry opacifying layer is disposed with its inner surface in contact with the first opposing surface of the substrate. The dry opacifying layer has (a) 40-90 weight % of porous particles, each having a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. The porous particles have a mode particle size of 2-50 μm and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The dry opacifying layer also contains (b) 10-60 weight % of a binder material. The (ii) opacifying element is laminated to the back side of the fabric to provide the opacifying article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 27/00 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin
  • C08L 1/14 - Mixed esters, e.g. cellulose acetate-butyrate
  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses
  • E06B 9/24 - Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance
  • A47H 23/08 - Selection of particular materials
  • A47H 23/10 - Selection of particular materials the material being plastics or the like

91.

Method of making opacifying articles

      
Application Number 16131351
Grant Number 11275203
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-14
First Publication Date 2020-03-19
Grant Date 2022-03-15
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nair, Mridula
  • Brick, Mary Christine

Abstract

An opacifying article can be made using a (i) fabric having a face side and a back side and an (ii) opacifying element having a substrate that has first and second opposing surfaces; and a dry opacifying layer that has an inner surface and an outer surface. The dry opacifying layer is disposed with its inner surface in contact with the first opposing surface of the substrate. The dry opacifying layer has (a) 40-90 weight % of porous particles, each having a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. The porous particles have a mode particle size of 2-50 μm and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The dry opacifying layer also contains (b) 10-60 weight % of a binder material. The (ii) opacifying element is laminated to the back side of the fabric to provide the opacifying article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses
  • C08L 1/14 - Mixed esters, e.g. cellulose acetate-butyrate
  • A47H 23/10 - Selection of particular materials the material being plastics or the like
  • E06B 9/24 - Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance
  • B32B 37/12 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by using adhesives
  • B32B 37/18 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by the properties of the layers with all layers existing as coherent layers before laminating involving the assembly of discrete sheets or panels only

92.

Aqueous pre-treatment compositions for inkjet printing

      
Application Number 16106033
Grant Number 10858529
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2020-12-08
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Dannhauser, Thomas Joseph

Abstract

An aqueous composition can be used for pre-treating a substrate prior to inkjet printing. This composition includes: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation; and (b) composite particles having a Rockwell Hardness of less than or equal to R90 and each of the composite particles comprising domains of a (i) first organic polymer and domains of a (ii) second organic polymer. The domains of the (ii) second organic polymer are dispersed within the domains of the (i) first organic polymer. Moreover, the melting point of the (i) first organic polymer is lower than the melting point of the (ii) second organic polymer. The weight ratio of the (i) first organic polymer to the (ii) second organic polymer is chosen such that the (b) composite particles have a density of 1.0-1.5 g/ml.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/106 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks

93.

Method for providing inkjet receiving media

      
Application Number 16106040
Grant Number 10730331
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2020-08-04
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Dannhauser, Thomas Joseph
  • Irving, Mark Edward

Abstract

Inkjet receiving medium are prepared by disposing an aqueous composition onto at least one surface of a substrate to provide a topcoat layer. The aqueous composition has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation; and (b) composite particles having a Rockwell Hardness of less than or equal to R90 and each of the composite particles comprising domains of a (i) first organic polymer and domains of a (ii) second organic polymer. The domains of the (ii) second organic polymer are dispersed within the domains of the (i) first organic polymer. The melting point of the (i) first organic polymer is lower than the melting point of the (ii) second organic polymer. The weight ratio of the (i) first organic polymer to the (ii) second organic polymer is chosen such that the (b) composite particles have a density of 1.0-1.5 g/ml.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • B41M 5/52 - Macromolecular coatings
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes

94.

Double-sided electrodynamic screen films

      
Application Number 16106051
Grant Number 11110493
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2021-09-07
Owner Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Tombs, Thomas Nathaniel
  • Spath, Todd Mathew
  • Garman, Douglas Edward
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae
  • Liston, Christopher B.

Abstract

An electrode film includes a first electrode pattern having a first set of parallel conductive electrodes and a second electrode pattern having a second set of parallel conductive electrodes disposed on a first surface of a transparent film, wherein elements of the first electrode pattern do not cross over elements of the second electrode pattern. A third electrode pattern having a third set of parallel conductive electrodes is disposed on a second surface of the transparent film, wherein the first, second and third sets of parallel conductive electrodes are arranged in an interlaced pattern. The electrode patterns are configured to be connected to respective power sources of electrical power supplying respective waveforms to generate a time-varying electric field pattern above a surface of the electrode film.

IPC Classes  ?

95.

Open electrodes for in-plane field generation

      
Application Number 16106059
Grant Number 11404589
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2022-08-02
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Tombs, Thomas Nathaniel
  • Spath, Todd Mathew
  • Liston, Christopher B.
  • Garman, Douglas Edward

Abstract

An electrode film includes a first electrode pattern having a first set of parallel conductive electrodes and a second electrode pattern having a second set of parallel conductive electrodes disposed on a surface of a transparent film. The conductive electrodes in the first and second electrode patterns are conductive mesh patterns including a pattern of open areas and are arranged in an interlaced pattern. The first and second electrode patterns are configured to be connected to respective sources of electrical power supplying respective waveforms to generate a time-varying electric field pattern above a surface of the electrode film.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 31/0216 - Coatings
  • H02S 40/10 - Cleaning arrangements
  • H02S 40/30 - Electrical components
  • F24S 40/20 - Cleaning; Removing snow
  • B01J 31/18 - Catalysts comprising hydrides, coordination complexes or organic compounds containing coordination complexes containing nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic or antimony
  • G06F 3/044 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by capacitive means
  • B22F 9/24 - Making metallic powder or suspensions thereof; Apparatus or devices specially adapted therefor using chemical processes with reduction of metal compounds starting from liquid metal compounds, e.g. solutions
  • B01J 37/16 - Reducing
  • B01J 35/00 - Catalysts, in general, characterised by their form or physical properties

96.

Fabricating double-sided electrodynamic screen films

      
Application Number 16106062
Grant Number 10707359
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2020-07-07
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Tombs, Thomas Nathaniel
  • Spath, Todd Mathew
  • Garman, Douglas Edward
  • Liston, Christopher B.
  • Ellinger, Carolyn Rae

Abstract

An electrode film is fabricated by using a flexographic printing system to print a first electrode pattern including a first set of parallel electrodes and a second electrode pattern including a second set of parallel electrodes onto a first surface of a transparent film using a catalytic ink, wherein elements of the first electrode pattern do not cross over elements of the second electrode pattern. The flexographic printing system prints a third electrode pattern including a third set of parallel electrodes onto a second surface of the transparent film using the catalytic ink, wherein the first, second and third sets of parallel electrodes are arranged in an interlaced pattern. A conductive metallic material is electrolessly plated onto the catalytic ink such that the elements of the first, second and third electrode patterns become conductive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B08B 6/00 - Cleaning by electrostatic means
  • H01L 31/0216 - Coatings
  • G06F 3/044 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by capacitive means
  • B22F 9/24 - Making metallic powder or suspensions thereof; Apparatus or devices specially adapted therefor using chemical processes with reduction of metal compounds starting from liquid metal compounds, e.g. solutions
  • B01J 35/00 - Catalysts, in general, characterised by their form or physical properties

97.

Inkjet receiving media

      
Application Number 16106038
Grant Number 10858530
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2020-12-08
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Dannhauser, Thomas Joseph
  • Irving, Mark Edward

Abstract

An inkjet receiving medium having enhanced surface properties has a substrate and a topcoat layer disposed thereon. The topcoat layer has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation; and (b) composite particles having a Rockwell Hardness of less than or equal to R90 and each of the composite particles comprising domains of a (i) first organic polymer and domains of a (ii) second organic polymer. The domains of the (ii) second organic polymer are dispersed within the domains of the (i) first organic polymer. The melting point of the (i) first organic polymer is lower than the melting point of the (ii) second organic polymer. The weight ratio of the (i) first organic polymer to the (ii) second organic polymer is chosen such that the (b) composite particles have a density of 1.0-1.5 g/ml.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/106 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks

98.

Method for inkjet printing and printed article

      
Application Number 16106045
Grant Number 10919328
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-21
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2021-02-16
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Irving, Mark Edward
  • Dannhauser, Thomas Joseph

Abstract

Inkjet printed articles can be made by providing an inkjet receiving medium comprising a substrate and a topcoat layer, and inkjet printing an aqueous pigment-based ink onto the topcoat layer. The topcoat layer has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation; and (b) composite particles having a Rockwell Hardness of ≤R90 and each of the composite particles comprising domains of a (i) first organic polymer and domains of a (ii) second organic polymer. The domains of the (ii) second organic polymer are dispersed within the domains of the (i) first organic polymer. The melting point of the (i) first organic polymer is lower than the melting point of the (ii) second organic polymer. The weight ratio of the (i) first organic polymer to the (ii) second organic polymer is chosen such that the (b) composite particles have a density of 1.0-1.5 g/ml.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/50 - Recording sheets characterised by the coating used to improve ink, dye or pigment receptivity, e.g. for ink-jet or thermal dye transfer recording
  • B41M 5/52 - Macromolecular coatings

99.

Methods of inkjet printing

      
Application Number 16171455
Grant Number 10569587
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-26
First Publication Date 2020-02-25
Grant Date 2020-02-25
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Sowinski, Allan Francis
  • Cook, Wayne Lee
  • Bugner, Douglas Eugene

Abstract

th percentile particle diameter of less than 150 nm, measured using a dynamic light scattering particle size analyzer. Replenishment or maintenance fluids containing a Structure (I) compound can also be used during the inkjet printing process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • B41J 2/02 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating a continuous ink jet
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent

100.

Photosensitive compositions containing silver ion a-oxy carboxylate-oxime complexes

      
Application Number 16597995
Grant Number 11041078
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-10
First Publication Date 2020-02-13
Grant Date 2021-06-22
Owner EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Shukla, Deepak

Abstract

wherein L represents an α-oxy carboxylate; P represents an oxime compound; a is 1 or 2; b is 1 or 2; and c is 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that when a is 1, b is 1, and when a is 2, b is 2; b) a photosensitizer that can either reduce the reducible silver ion or oxidize the α-oxy carboxylate; and c) a solvent medium comprising at least one non-hydroxylic solvent. Electrically-conductive silver can be provided by photochemical conversion of the reducible silver ions in the complex.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/24 - Electrically-conducting paints
  • C09D 11/52 - Electrically conductive inks
  • C07C 59/08 - Lactic acid
  • C07C 251/38 - Oximes with oxygen atoms of oxyimino groups bound to hydrogen atoms or to carbon atoms of unsubstituted hydrocarbon radicals with the carbon atoms of the oxyimino groups bound to hydrogen atoms or to acyclic carbon atoms to carbon atoms of a saturated carbon skeleton
  • C09D 11/033 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the solvent
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
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