|| List of recent Igm-related patents
| Systems and methods for corneal cross-linking with pulsed light|
Systems and methods for treating an eye select locations for making incisions in areas of the cornea according to astigmatic keratotomy or radial keratotomy, make incisions in the selected areas of the cornea, apply a cross-linking agent to the selected areas of the cornea, and deliver photoactivating light from a light source to the selected areas of the cornea to initiate cross-linking activity in the selected areas of the cornea.. .
| Low cost molded optical probe with astigmatic correction, fiber port, low back reflection, and highly reproducible in manufacturing quantities|
A low cost molded optical probe with astigmatic correction, fiber port, low back reflection, and highly reproducible in manufacturing quantities is provided. The molded optical probe, includes a fiber receiving portion defining a groove defined along a longitudinal axis for receiving an optical fiber; a spacer portion having a spacer portion surface non-orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the groove, the spacer portion surface configured to cooperate with a distal end of the optical fiber; a prism portion positioned adjacent the spacer portion and having a prism surface non-parallel to the spacer portion surface and non-orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and configured to reflect light transmit through the optical fiber off perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and a lens portion positioned adjacent the prism portion and having a lens surface configured to focus light received through the optical fiber..
| Inkjet pigment ink|
Provided is an inkjet pigment ink which contains a pigment that is selected from the group consisting of c.l. Pigment yellow 74 having a transmittance of 70% or more, c.i.
| Electrophotographic photosensitive member, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus|
A charge-generating layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a phthalocyanine pigment and a specific tricyanoethylene compound. Alternatively, the charge-generating layer and/or an undercoat layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a specific tricyanoethylene compound, and the charge-generating layer includes the phthalocyanine pigment..
| Electrophotographic photosensitive member, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus|
A photosensitive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a phthalocyanine pigment and a specific dicyanoethylene compound. Alternatively, the photosensitive layer and/or an undercoat layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member include a specific dicyanoethylene compound, and the photosensitive layer includes the phthalocyanine pigment..
| Polymer in multicoat color and/or effect paint systems|
Where r is a c3 to c6 alkylene radical and n is selected accordingly such that said polyether has a number-average molecular weight of 450 to 2200 g/mol, components (a) and (b) are used in a molar ratio of 0.7/2.3 to 1.3/1.7, and the resulting polymer has a number-average molecular weight of 1500 to 5000 g/mol and an acid number <10 mg koh/g. Also disclosed is a pigmented aqueous basecoat material which comprises this polymer, and the use of said polymer in pigmented aqueous basecoat materials.
| Dickkopf-1 expression modulating compositions and uses thereof|
The present invention relates generally to compositions for topical application to the skin which comprise at least one dickkopf-1 expression modulator and the use of such compositions to provide benefits to the skin, including but not limited to lightening or darkening skin; treating hyper or hypopigmented skin; increasing or decreasing skin thickness; reducing or increasing skin hirsuteness; and/or changing skin phenotype from non-palmoplantar to palmoplantar.. .
| Infrared cut filter and imaging apparatus|
An infrared cut filter includes: a transparent dielectric substrate; an infrared reflecting layer formed on one surface of the transparent dielectric substrate and configured to reflect infrared light; and an infrared absorbing layer formed on the other surface of the transparent dielectric substrate and configured to absorb infrared light. The infrared absorbing layer is formed of a resin that contains infrared absorbing pigment.
| Inks including pigments having tri-block copolymer grafts|
Pigment-based inks are provided. The inks include a non-polar carrier fluid and pigment particles suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid.
| Apparatus and method for operating a real time large diopter range sequential wavefront sensor|
An apparatus including a position sensing detector and a processing system, with the processing system configured to determine axis of astigmatism and cylinder and sphere diopter values of a subject eye.. .
| Sub-diffraction limit image resolution in three dimensions|
The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques, including imaging in three dimensions. In one aspect, the invention is directed to determining and/or imaging light from two or more entities separated by a distance less than the diffraction limit of the incident light.
| Inkjet ink composition and method for producing the same, inkjet recording method, pigment dispersion for inkjet ink and method for producing the same|
An inkjet ink composition includes (component a) c.i. Pigment yellow 180, (component b) a fatty acid amide compound, and (component c) a high molecular weight dispersant.
| Water-based ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, recording unit, ink jet recording apparatus, and image forming method|
A water-based ink of the present invention includes water, a plurality of different water-soluble organic solvents, and a water-insoluble coloring material, wherein the water-soluble organic solvents consist of a good solvent to the water-insoluble coloring material and a poor solvent to the water-insoluble coloring material, and the total amount (% by mass) of the good solvents in the ink is represented by a and the total amount (% by mass) of the poor solvent in the ink is represented by b, the ratio of a to b ranges from 10:5 to 10:30 both inclusive, and when the respective ka values of the above water-soluble organic solvents are determined by the bristow method and compared with each other, a water-soluble organic solvent having the largest ka value is the poor solvent. The pigment ink has a sufficiently large area factor even with a small amount of ink..
| Inkjet printing system|
An inkjet printing system including an inkjet printer having a printhead and an inkjet ink in an ink tank supplying the inkjet ink to the printhead, wherein the ink tank includes a free ink compartment and a capillary media compartment vented to the atmosphere and in fluid communication with ink in the free ink compartment, and wherein the inkjet ink includes water, a self-dispersing carbon black pigment having greater than 11 weight % volatile surface functional groups, and a surfactant at a concentration of 0.10 weight percent or less, and having a static surface tension of 37.5 dynes/cm or less at 25° c. The system provides high print density and text sharpness when printed onto an ink receiving medium, and provides good performance in a bubbler-type ink tank which reduces the amount of ink trapped in the ink tank..
| Aqueous pigment dispersions and inkjet inks|
The present disclosure pertains to an aqueous pigment dispersion containing a pigment as colorant, a polymeric dispersant and a hydroxyl-substituted amino acid. The present disclosure further pertains to an ink containing an aqueous vehicle and the aqueous pigment dispersion, and ink sets with at least one of the inks containing the pigment dispersion..
|Pigment dispersion and method for preparing same|
A pigment dispersion and a method for preparing the same are provided. The pigment dispersion comprises the following components in the following mass percentage: 10%˜20% pigment, 1.5%˜12% dispersant, 0.75%˜7.5% binder resin, 58.5%˜87.3% solvent and 0.45%˜2% nonionic surfactant, based on the total mass of the pigment dispersion.
|Method of producing retinal pigment epithelial cell sheet|
(2) degrading the collagen gel with collagenase to detach the cell sheet composed of the retinal pigment epithelial cells, and the like.. .
|Toner and toner production method|
The present invention provides a toner having superior color development property and a method of producing a toner having favorable particle size distribution and color development property, in which the toner containing a binder resin and a colorant that contains a phthalocyanine pigment represented by general formula (1), and the method for producing the toner.. .
|Copper containing infrared reflective pigment compositions|
Pigment compositions are described that advantageously increase total solar reflectance. Also described are methods of making pigment compositions.
|Curable ink and a method for printing and curing the curable ink|
A method for printing a curable ink, the curable ink comprises a mixture of reactive monomers and oligomers; at least one pigment; at least one photo initiator; and at least a resin out of phenolic resin, amino resin and epoxy resin.. .
|Inkjet recording method|
An inkjet recording method which suppresses feathering and color bleeding and is excellent in fixability to a recording medium. The inkjet recording method includes the steps of applying an ink-receiving solution prepared by dissolving in an aqueous solvent at least one metal salt having a water solubility of 0.1 mol/l or more, selected from calcium salts, magnesium salts, nickel salts and zinc salts having a valence of 2 or more, to at least the surface to be printed by using an inkjet ink or the entire surface of a recording medium; and printing on the metal salt adhered part by using the inkjet ink comprising at least a pigment, a resin emulsion and an aqueous solvent containing a surfactant.
|Printing apparatus and printing method|
Provided is a printing method using a printing apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a head that has a nozzle array, in which a plurality of nozzles for ejecting a black pigment ink is arranged, and a nozzle array in which a plurality of nozzles for ejecting a color ink is arranged.
|Composite commercial walk-in van body|
A composite commercial walk-in van body is constructed via lightweight, composite structures. A composite floor structure having integral logistic tracks are joined to composite sidewalls that include integral rub rails that also integrally formed logistic tracks on an interior thereof.
|Concrete pole and manufacturing method therefor|
A method for manufacturing a concrete pole, includes steps of preparing a mold with pc steel bars; preparing a concrete composition comprising cement 19˜21 weight percent, pozzolanic material 3˜5 weight percent, fine aggregate 25˜40 weight percent, natural stone aggregate 30˜45 weight percent, chemical admixture 0.3˜0.4 weight percent, inorganic pigment 0.4˜1.0 weight percent, and water 6˜7 weight percent; pouring the concrete composition into the mold; shaping the poured composition into a hollow pole; curing the shaped pole by steam at a temperature range from 75° c. To 85° c.
|Method of preparing regenerated hair follicle germ for transplantation in which hair color is controlled, composition including regenerated hair follicle germ for transplantation, and method of transplanting regenerated hair follicle germ|
A method for producing a regenerative hair follicle germ for transplantation, in which a color of hair that grows after transplantation is controlled, includes preparing a first cell mass containing mesenchymal cells; preparing a second cell mass containing epithelial cells; preparing a cell mass containing pigment stem cells; binding the cell mass containing the pigment stem cells to at least one among the first cell mass and the second cell mass, and closely contacting the first cell mass and the second cell mass, at least one of which has been bound to the cell mass containing the pigment stem cells, and culturing them within a support.. .
|Reversible dental adhesive|
A method of removing a dental adhesive may comprise locating the position of the dental adhesive, directing radiant energy into the dental adhesive causing the dental adhesive to weaken a bond formed with the dental adhesive, and breaking the bond by applying a suitable force to overcome the weakened bond. A dental adhesive may comprise a polymer and a dye or pigment, the dental adhesive may be formulated to cure to form a bond that is weakened in response to the dye or pigment absorbing radiant energy subsequent to curing..
|Base coats for overbaked multi-layer coatings|
A thermally curable basecoat material comprising at least one polyurethane resin as binder, at least one pigment, 30% to 70% by weight of water, based on the total weight of the basecoat material, and 0.04% to 2.3% by weight, based on the total weight of the basecoat material, of at least one disulfonic acid compound of formula (i). The basecoat material is applied to an overbaked multicoat paint system, and has outstanding adhesion properties..
|Coating composition and coated paper|
A coating composition for forming a paper coat includes nano-fibrillated cellulose, pigment, latex, an auxiliary additive, and water. On a dry weight basis, the nano-fibrillated cellulose is in an amount by weight of 0.02 parts to 10 parts in the total composition, the pigment is in an amount by weight of 75 parts to 95 parts in the total composition, the latex is in an amount by weight of 5 parts to 15 parts in the total composition, and the auxiliary additive is in an amount by weight of 0.35 parts to 10 parts in the total composition..
|Substrate marking system|
A marked substrate including a solid substrate surface such as, for example, a road surface having disposed thereon a first coating including a pigment and a first binder polymer, the first coating having a dry film thickness of from 10 microns to 5000 microns; the first coating having disposed thereon, a clear second coating including from 75% to 100%, by weight based on the weight of the clear coating, nanosilica and from 0% to 25%, by weight based on the weight of the clear coating, second binder polymer; the clear second coating having a dry film thickness of from 1 to 10 microns is provided. A method for providing the marked substrate is also provided..
|Silver coating pigment, and method for producing same|
Disclosed is a method for producing a silver (ag) coating pigment. The method for producing a silver coating pigment according to the present invention comprises: a step of forming a tin compound pretreatment layer on the matrix surface; and a step of forming a silver coating layer on the lower portion of the tin compound pretreatment layer through a reflux and electroless plating process using a diluted solution of silver nitrate, ammonia water, a citric acid solution, and a diluted solution of potassium hydroxide..
|Copper-containing metal pigments with a metal oxide layer and a plastic layer, method for the production thereof, coating agent and coated object|
The invention relates to copper-containing metal pigments, wherein the copper-containing metal pigments have an elemental copper content of at least 50 wt. %, relative to the total weight of the uncoated copper-containing metal pigment, wherein the copper-containing metal pigments have at least one enveloping metal oxide layer and at least one enveloping chemically non-reactive plastic layer, wherein the sum of the amounts of the at least one chemically non-reactive plastic layer and of the at least one metal oxide layer lies in a range of from 10 to 50 wt.
|Non-linear vdr residual quantizer|
In layered vdr coding, inter-layer residuals are quantized by a non-linear quantizer before being coded by a subsequent encoder. Several non-linear quantizers are presented.
|Portable projector utilizing electrophoretic displays|
This invention is directed to a projector comprising a polarizer-free display device. Such a projector is more energy efficient while the switching speed is not compromised.
|Prescription-dependent and individualization-dependent modification of the temporal peripheral nominal astigmatism and adaption of the object distance function to changed object distances for near and/or far vision|
Method for optimization of a progressive spectacle lens, which method comprises: defining a starting nominal astigmatism distribution for the spectacle lens; determining a transformed nominal astigmatism distribution and optimizing the spectacle lens on the basis of the transformed nominal astigmatism distribution, wherein the determination of a transformed nominal astigmatism distribution comprises multiplication of the maximum temporal nominal astigmatism of the starting nominal astigmatism distribution by a factor k as a result of which a modified maximum temporal astigmatism is obtained, wherein k is a function of a prescription value, and/or at least of one parameter of the spectacle lens or of the arrangement thereof in front of the eyes, and transformation of the starting nominal astigmatism distribution on the basis of the modified maximum temporal astigmatism. Method for optimization of a progressive spectacle lens, which method comprises: defining a starting object distance function; determining object distance data, wherein these comprise an object distance at a predetermined point on the main line of sight; modifying the starting object distance function in accordance with the object distance data; optimizing the spectacle lens, wherein the transformed object distance function is taken into account, wherein the modification of the starting object distance function comprises superposition with a correction function, which has a variable parameter that is determined, in accordance with the object distance data, in such a way that the value of the modified starting object distance function at the predetermined point is equal to the reciprocal value of the determined nominal object distance for this point, wherein the object distance function is defined as the reciprocal object distance along the main line of sight..
|Cementitious binders and wood particles-based incombustible coloured composite panel with structural high performance|
A composite panel is made from wood and cementitious binders, with flat surfaces and several possible colours. The panel comprises 35 to 85% of grey or white portland cement; 10 to 30% of debarked resinous wood particles; 5 to 20% of semi-hydrated calcium sulphate; 0 to 10% of a surface accelerator; 0 to 10% of aluminium sulphate solution; 0 to 30% of calcium carbonate; and 0 to 15% of pigments.
|Additives for high-flow polymers|
A composition containing (i) a natural or synthetic organic polymer having a melt flow index of 15 to 1000 g/10 min at 230° c. And 2.16 kg and (ii) an additive mixture containing components (a1) and (a2), wherein (a1) is at least one organic cyclic phosphoric acid ester of the formula (i) (i) wherein ro is a direct bond, —s—, c3-c12cycloalkylidene or a group —c(xi)(x2)— with x1 and x2 independently of one another being hydrogen, c1-c18salkyl or c3-c12cycloalkyl; and the radicals r1 are identical and are c1-c4alkyl or c3-c12cycloalkyl unsubstituted or substituted by one, two or three c1-c4alkyl; and (a2) is at least one alkali or alkaline earth metal salt of a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic mono or dicarboxylic acid unsubstituted or substituted by —oh; with the proviso that the composition is essentially free of an inorganic or organic pigment..
|Method of preparing cross-linked colorant dispersions|
A process for preparing a crossed-linked colorant dispersion is provided in which a pigment and a dispersant polymer having a cross-linkable moiety are subjected to micromedia milling followed by a purification step to remove small pigment particles before reacting the cross-linkable moiety on the dispersant polymer with a cross-linking agent. Also disclosed is the use of dispersions made from this process in ink jet inks..
|Treated inorganic pigments having improved bulk flow and their use in polymer compositions|
The disclosure provides a polymer composition comprising a treated inorganic pigment, wherein the treated inorganic pigment comprises an inorganic pigment comprising a pigment surface area of about 30 to about 75 m2/g; wherein the pigment surface is treated with an organic treating agent comprising a polyalkanol alkane or a polyalkanol amine, present in the amount of at least about 1.5%, and wherein the treated inorganic pigment has a rhi (rat hole index) of about 7 to about 11.. .
|Inorganic hydrophilic self-cleaning coatings|
Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions may include at least one metal organic oxide and at least one inorganic photocatalytic pigment.
|Method of cryopreservation of stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells on polymeric substrate|
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the cryopreservation of stem cells, such as stem-cell derived retinal pigment epithelial cells, that have been seeded onto and cultured on a substrate, such as a polymeric substrate. Such cryopreserved stem cells are useful for cell therapies, such as treatment of ocular damage or disease..
|Color fan deck with paper blades painted on both sides|
A color display fan deck which illustrates paint colors and a method for making the color display fan deck is described. The color display fan deck includes paper blades which has paint applied on each sized paper surface of each side of the blade.
|Waterless planographic printing plate precursor|
A waterless planographic printing plate precursor has, on a substrate, at least a photosensitive layer or heat sensitive layer and a silicone rubber layer, which is a waterless planographic printing plate precursor, wherein 1) a color pigment and a pigment dispersant are contained in the silicone rubber layer, 2) the a content of color pigment is 0.1 to 20 vol % in the silicone rubber layer, and 3) the pigment dispersant contains an organic complex compound including a metal and an organic compound.. .
|Emulsion aggregation toner process comprising direct addition of surface-treated pigment|
A method of making a toner that includes adding pigments into an emulsion aggregation toner without first preparing a pigment dispersion. The method eliminates the pigment dispersion step in the manufacture of emulsion aggregation toilers by surface-treating pigments.
|Brilliant toner, developer, toner cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus|
Provided is a brilliant toner containing a brilliant metallic pigment of which the surface is covered with at least one kind of metal oxides selected from a group consisting of silica, alumina, and titania, wherein the brilliant toner has a dielectric loss factor of from 10×10−3 to 60×10−3.. .
|Ink-jet transfer systems for dark textile substrates|
An ink-jet transfer system is disclosed, as well as a transfer printed product which is highly wash-resistant, colour-fast and environment-friendly, and a process for producing the same and its use in a printing process by means of the disclosed ink-jet transfer system. The disclosed ink-jet transfer system has a substrate, a hot-melt layer applied on the substrate and at least one ink-absorbing layer which comprises a mixture of a highly porous pigment and a binder.
|Single layer scattering of powder surfaces|
Methods and equipment to apply a decorative surface on a building panel wherein the surface includes a mix of fibres, binders, wear resistant particles and pigments. Layers may be applied as separate layers with equipment that applies essentially only one of the materials in the surface mix..
|Molecular signature of cutaneous pigmentary spots, associated with the organization of the extracellular matrix|
The present invention concerns a molecular signature of cutaneous pigmentary spots, comprising the genes mxra5, lyz, ctsl2, plau, timp1, efemp1, ecm1, aspn, hs3st6, papln, chsy1 and flrt2, and various applications of this signature. In particular, the invention concerns a method for characterizing a known or suspected pigmentary spot in a human being, comprising comparing the levels of expression in skin samples obtained from said spot and from adjacent undamaged skin, of at least one dermal gene linked to matrix remodelling or to its extracellular proteoglycan and glycoprotein components, selected from the list constituted by the genes mxra5, lyz, ctsl2, plau, timp1, efemp1, ecm1, aspn, hs3st6, papln, chsy1 and flrt2.
|Wash resistant compositions containing aminosilicone|
Compositions and methods are disclosed for imparting a long-wearing color to keratin fibers, including hair. More specifically, the invention relates to cosmetic compositions and methods for improving retention of particulate materials, such as pigments, on hair to artificially color the hair and/or to impart other aesthetic benefits to the hair.
|Oxidative retinal diseases|
Some aspects of the invention provide for a method of treating wet and/or dry age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and/or stargardt disease using polyunsaturated fatty acids which are modified in certain positions to attenuate oxidative damage by reactive oxygen species (ros) and/or suppress the rate of formation of reactive products and toxic compounds.. .
|Methods and compositions for preventing or treating ophthalmic conditions|
The disclosure generally describes methods of preventing or treating ophthalmic diseases or conditions in a mammalian subject, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, macular degeneration, choroidal neovascularization, retinal degeneration, and oxygen-induced retinopathy. The methods comprise administering an effective amount of an aromatic-cationic peptide to subjects in need thereof..
|Methods for separating constituents of biologic liquid mixtures|
Centrifuges are useful to, among other things, remove red blood cells from whole blood and retain platelets and other factors in a reduced volume of plasma. Platelet rich plasma (prp) can be obtained rapidly and is ready for immediate injection into the host.
|Thermal inkjet latex inks|
In one example, an anti-fouling latex ink includes a liquid vehicle, a pigment dispersed in the liquid vehicle, latex dispersed in the liquid vehicle, and a polystyrene anti-fouling additive dispersed in the liquid vehicle as a free solution. An illustrative method of formulating a latex inkjet ink includes forming a liquid vehicle with water as primary solvent, dispersing pigments in the liquid vehicle, and adding 0.01 wt % to 1 wt % of a polystyrene antifouling additive as a free solution to the liquid vehicle..
|Pigment paint for an exterior material having good weather resistance and method for manufacturing same|
The present invention relates to a pigment paint for an exterior material and to a method for manufacturing the same. The pigment paint comprises: a flake matrix, a first metal oxide layer coated on the upper portion of the transparent matrix, an oxide layer containing mgo—sio2 coated on the upper portion of the first metal oxide layer, and a second metal oxide layer coated on the upper portion of the oxide layer.
|Treated inorganic pigments having improved bulk flow|
The disclosure provides a treated inorganic pigment, typically a titanium dioxide pigment, comprising an inorganic pigment having a surface area of about 30 to about 75 m2/g; wherein the pigment surface is treated with an organic treating agent comprising a polyalkanol alkane or a polyalkanol amine, present in the amount of at least about 1.5%, based on the total weight of the treated pigment; wherein the treated inorganic pigment has a rhi (rat hole index) of about 7 to about 11. The treated inorganic pigments have better flow characteristics, and generally fewer lumps..