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Deposition system with moveable-position web guides

A thin film deposition system includes a web guide system having a plurality of web guides defining a web transport path for the web of substrate. The web guide system includes a moveable portion including first and second moveable-position web guides. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Heated gas-bearing backer

A gas-levitated substrate backing system includes a gas-levitating backer structure which is used for providing a non-contact force onto a surface of a substrate. The gas-levitating backer structure has an output face including three or more output openings. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Deposition system with interlocking deposition heads

A deposition unit for a thin film deposition system includes a plurality of deposition heads. Each deposition head includes an output face having a plurality of gas slots extending in a cross-track direction. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Deposition system with modular deposition heads

A deposition unit for a thin film deposition system includes one or more of deposition heads and a gas manifold. Each deposition head includes an output face having a plurality of gas openings, a mounting face including a plurality of deposition head gas ports, and connecting gas passages. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Deposition system with repeating motion profile

A material deposition system for depositing a material on a surface of a substrate includes a deposition head having an output face configured to simultaneously supply a plurality of gaseous materials in a sequence of gas zones. The gas zones include a deposition zone located between first and second inert zones. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Deposition system with vacuum pre-loaded deposition head

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. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Modular thin film deposition system

A modular thin film deposition system, includes a machine base, a deposition head for depositing a thin film of material onto a process surface of a substrate, a motion actuator including a fixed portion and a moveable portion, and one or more interchangeable substrate positioner modules adapted to mount on the moveable portion of the motion actuator. The interchangeable substrate positioner modules include kinematic mounting features that engage with corresponding kinematic mounting features on the moveable portion of the motion actuator. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Vertical system with vacuum pre-loaded deposition head

A thin film deposition system includes a vacuum-preloaded gas bearing deposition head positioned in an external environment. The deposition head has a vertically-oriented output face including a plurality of source openings through which gaseous materials are supplied and one or more exhaust openings. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Porous gas-bearing backer

A gas-levitated substrate backing system includes a gas-levitating backer structure which is used for providing a non-contact force onto a surface. The gas-levitating backer structure has an output face, and includes a gas manifold and a porous material layer of a porous material. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Dual gas bearing substrate positioning system

A dual gas-bearing system includes a vacuum-preloaded gas bearing, a substrate, and a gas-bearing backer. The vacuum-preloaded gas bearing is mounted to a machine base in a fixed location. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Light-blocking high opacity articles

. . A foamed, opacifying element has a porous substrate composed of woven yarn strands composed of a thermoplastic polymer-coated multifilament core. It has a dry foamed composition on an opposing surface of the substrate, which includes: (a) 0.1-40 weight % of porous particles; (b) 10-80 weight %; (c) 0.2-50 weight % of one or more additives selected from the group consisting of dispersants, plasticizers, flame retardants, optical brighteners, thickeners, biocides, fungicides, tinting colorants, metal flakes, and inert inorganic or organic fillers; (d) less than 5 weight % of water; and (e) at least 0.002 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from all of the one or more additives of (c), which opacifying colorant absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Lithographic printing plate precursor and use

A lithographic printing plate precursor has a substrate comprising a hydrophilic surface and two opposing edges; a radiation-sensitive imagable layer, and optionally, a protective layer disposed over that layer. The precursor has a shear droop at each opposing edge, each shear droop having a shear droop depth y of 20-200 μm and a shear droop width x of 500-2000 μm. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Deposition system and method using a delivery head separated from a substrate by gas pressure

. . . . . . A process for depositing a thin film material on a substrate is disclosed, comprising simultaneously directing a series of gas flows from the output face of a delivery head of a thin film deposition system toward the surface of a substrate, and wherein the series of gas flows comprises at least a first reactive gaseous material, an inert purge gas, and a second reactive gaseous material, wherein the first reactive gaseous material is capable of reacting with a substrate surface treated with the second reactive gaseous material, wherein one or more of the gas flows provides a pressure that at least contributes to the separation of the surface of the substrate from the face of the delivery head. A system capable of carrying out such a process is also disclosed.. ... Eastman Kodak Company

Methods of forming flexographic printing members

Flexographic printing members are prepared by developing an exposed flexographic printing member precursor with an aqueous flexographic developer. The aqueous flexographic developer comprises: a) a fatty acid composition consisting of one or more saturated or unsaturated fatty acids or alkali metal salts thereof, each saturated or unsaturated fatty acid or alkali metal salt thereof independently having 12 to 20 carbon atoms, the fatty acid composition being present in an amount of 0.25-2.0 weight %, and at least 85 weight % of the fatty acid composition is composed of one or more c18 mono- or poly-unsaturated fatty acids or alkali metal salts thereof; b) an aminopolycarboxylic acid or alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 0.05-0.30 weight %; c) a buffer compound in an amount of 05-0.60 weight %; and d) water. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/17/18 / #20180136561

Concentrated and working strength aqueous flexographic developers

Flexographic printing members are prepared by developing an exposed flexographic printing member precursor with an aqueous flexographic developer. The aqueous flexographic developer comprises: a) a fatty acid composition consisting of one or more saturated or unsaturated fatty acids or alkali metal salts thereof, each saturated or unsaturated fatty acid or alkali metal salt thereof independently having 12 to 20 carbon atoms, the fatty acid composition being present in an amount of 0.25-2.0 weight %, and at least 85 weight % of the fatty acid composition is composed of one or more c18 mono- or poly-unsaturated fatty acids or alkali metal salts thereof; b) an aminopolycarboxylic acid or alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 0.05-0.30 weight %; c) a buffer compound in an amount of 05-0.60 weight %; and d) water. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/17/18 / #20180134030

Method for preparing flexographic printing plates

Flexographic printing members are prepared from a flexographic printing plate precursor consisting essentially of: backing film, water- or water-dispersible photosensitive layer, and cover sheet in contact with the photosensitive layer. The cover sheet is removed and a mask element is laminated directly in contact with the photosensitive layer. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/10/18 / #20180128946

Light blocking articles having opacifying layers

A light-blocking article is designed to be lightweight but effective to block most incident actinic radiation and can be designed into fabrics, curtains, and other materials. Such an article has an opacifying layer that is capable of blocking predetermined electromagnetic radiation. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/10/18 / #20180126746

Inkjet printhead assembly with repositionable shutter mechanism

An inkjet printhead assembly includes a repositionable shutter mechanism adapted to block a slot through which drops of ink ejected from the array of nozzles pass before they impinge on the print medium. The shutter mechanism includes a repositionable shutter blade extending in a cross-track direction having a pivot axis passing through first and second tabs affixed to its ends. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/10/18 / #20180126742

Inkjet printhead assembly with compact repositionable shutter

An inkjet printhead assembly includes a repositionable shutter mechanism adapted to block a slot through which drops of ink ejected from the array of nozzles pass before they impinge on the print medium. The shutter mechanism includes an actuator rod having a first actuation feature, and a repositionable shutter blade extending in a cross-track direction having first and second tabs affixed to its ends. ... Eastman Kodak Company

05/03/18 / #20180122949

Bottom-gate transistor formed in surface recess

A bottom-gate transistor has a channel in a recess of a substrate surface. A gate electrode is disposed in and in contact with the recess. ... Eastman Kodak Company

04/05/18 / #20180094112

Method and system for making light-blocking articles

A foamed, opacifying element having a target light blocking value (lbvt) and a target porous substrate is prepared by determining the light blocking value (lbvs) of the target porous substrate; calculating the lbvt-s difference; choosing a foamable aqueous composition; determining a dry coating weight for the chosen foamable aqueous composition (when foamed); and using the dry coating weight to form the single dry opacifying layer as the only layer disposed on the target porous substrate, such that the single dry opacifying layer has light blocking value that is equal to lbvt-s, ±10%. The chosen foamable aqueous composition comprises the essential components (a) through (e) described herein. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/08/18 / #20180070411

Printed transparent heaters using embedded micro-wires

A transparent heater includes a plurality of high aspect ratio micro-wires. A plurality of channels is formed into the surface of a transparent substrate within an active heater region. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/22/18 / #20180051184

Non-foaming aqueous particle-free inkjet ink compositions

Colorless or colored coatings can be ink jetted onto a substrate using an aqueous particle-free inkjet ink composition that has a viscosity of less than 5 centipoises, and that includes a combination of an anionic polyether polyurethane and an anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer, in a total amount of less than or equal to 20 weight %. The composition can be colorless (free of colorants) or it can contain a suitable colorant to provide a color image. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/22/18 / #20180051182

Method of inkjet printing a colorless ink

Colorless coatings can be ink jetted onto part or all of colored images as spaced colorless drops to provide a colorless image over at least 50% of colored areas of the colored image and on a predetermined areal percentage of non-colored areas of the colored image. The aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition has a viscosity of less than 0.005 n-sec at 25° c., and comprises an anionic polyether polyurethane and an anionic acrylic or styrene-acrylic polymer, each having an acid number of at least 50, and such polymeric materials are present in unique amounts. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/22/18 / #20180051155

Method of making light-blocking high opacity articles

A method for providing a foamed, opacifying element includes providing a foamable aqueous compositions, aerating it to a foam density of 0.1-0.5 g/cm3, applying the foamed aqueous composition to a porous substrate, drying, and densifying the dried layer such foamable aqueous compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. Each porous particle includes a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores; a mode particle size of 2-50 μm; and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/22/18 / #20180051152

Light-blocking articles with high opacifying layer

Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/22/18 / #20180051150

Formable and foamed aqueous compositions

Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/08/18 / #20180039451

Stored image data failure correction

. . . . . . . . . . . . Image descriptions described using an image description language are provided for a plurality of images. Image bitmaps are determined by processing the image descriptions, each image bitmap including an array of image pixels. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/01/18 / #20180031477

Method for determining a characteristics difference between fluids

A characteristic difference between first and second liquids is measured using a surface having a monolayer of a voltage sensitive chromophore that is covalently bound to the surface. The first liquid is brought into contact with the surface and it is irradiated with actinic radiation to measure a first fluorescence emission spectrum. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/01/18 / #20180031474

Method for characterizing a liquid

A characteristic of a liquid is measured by providing a surface having a monolayer of a voltage sensitive chromophore that is covalently bound to the surface. The liquid is brought into contact with the surface and it is irradiated with actinic radiation to measure a first fluorescence emission spectrum. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/01/18 / #20180031473

Method for measuring solid-liquid interfacial electric field

An interfacial electric field intensity of a surface is measured by covalently binding a monolayer of a voltage sensitive chromophore to the surface and irradiating it with actinic radiation while it is in contact with a liquid and measuring a first fluorescence emission spectrum. A solution of the voltage sensitive chromophore dissolved in a sample of the liquid is also irradiated with actinic radiation and a second fluorescence emission spectrum is measured. ... Eastman Kodak Company

01/04/18 / #20180004092

Aqueous processing method for flexographic printing plates

A method for processing a photosensitive flexographic printing plate having an aqueous-processable photopolymer. A main processing unit is used to develop a relief image by removing unexposed photopolymer using an aqueous processing solution including a first dispersing agent while the photosensitive flexographic printing plate is being subjected to mechanical cleaning. ... Eastman Kodak Company

01/04/18 / #20180004090

Aqueous processing system for flexographic printing plates

A processing system for processing a photosensitive flexographic printing plate having an aqueous-processable photopolymer. A main processing unit is used to develop a relief image by removing unexposed photopolymer using an aqueous processing solution including a first dispersing agent while the photosensitive flexographic printing plate is being subjected to mechanical cleaning. ... Eastman Kodak Company

12/21/17 / #20170362693

Air skive with vapor injection

A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web transport path in an in-track direction, including a liquid application system for applying a liquid to at least one surface of the web of media. An air skive is positioned along the web transport path downstream of the liquid application system, wherein the air skive directs one or more streams of air onto the web of media thereby removing at least some of the liquid that is being carried along with the web of media. ... Eastman Kodak Company

12/14/17 / #20170355135

Feedback control system for printing 3d parts

An electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system is used to print a three-dimensional part. An electrophotography engine is used to print a part layer of the three-dimensional part is using a part material compositionally including part material particles. ... Eastman Kodak Company

12/07/17 / #20170352691

Method for selective thin film deposition

A method device is prepared with a patterned thin film that can include one or more metal oxides on a suitable substrate. Initially, a pattern of a deposition inhibitor is provided on a surface of the substrate, which deposition inhibitor comprises at least one cellulose ester. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/26/17 / #20170308774

Print engine with adaptive processing

A print engine is adapted to print image data from a plurality of pre-processing systems that supply image data at different image resolutions and halftoning states. A data interface receives the image data and associated metadata including an image resolution parameter and a halftone state parameter. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/26/17 / #20170306121

Method of preparing article with polyaniline coating

A method is used to provide an electrically-conductive polyaniline pattern by providing a uniform layer of a photocurable composition on a substrate. The photocurable composition comprises a water-soluble reactive polymer comprising (a) greater than 40 mol % of recurring units comprising sulfonic acid or sulfonate groups, and (b) at least 5 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant group capable of crosslinking via [2+2] photocycloaddition. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/12/17 / #20170292034

Preparation of aqueous green inkjet compositions

An aqueous organic pigment dispersion contains a green copper phthalocyanine pigment and an azo-coupled β-ketoamide pigment. It also includes an organic pigment dispersant at 40 weight % to 100 weight %, based on the sum of the weights of the organic pigments. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/12/17 / #20170292033

Aqueous green inkjet ink compositions

An aqueous organic pigment dispersion contains a green copper phthalocyanine pigment and an azo-coupled β-ketoamide pigment. It also includes an organic pigment dispersant at 40 weight % to 100 weight %, based on the sum of the weights of the organic pigments. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/12/17 / #20170292032

Preparation of aqueous green dispersions

An aqueous organic pigment dispersion contains a green copper phthalocyanine pigment and an azo-coupled β-ketoamide pigment. It also includes an organic pigment dispersant at 40 weight % to 100 weight %, based on the sum of the weights of the organic pigments. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/12/17 / #20170291362

Printing 3d parts with controlled surface finish

A 3d part and a support structure is printed using an electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system. A support layer of the support structure is developed with a first electrophotography engine using a support material and transferred to a transfer medium. ... Eastman Kodak Company

10/05/17 / #20170283635

Aqueous particle-free color inkjet ink composition

An aqueous particle-free inkjet ink composition has a ph of 7 to 9, and consists essentially of: (a) one or more water-soluble dye colorants present in a total amount of 2-10 weight %, (b) a water-soluble polymer present in an amount of 1-4 weight %, and an aqueous medium consisting essentially of water. The water-soluble polymer has an acid number or at least 130 and a molecular weight of 5,000 to 20,000. ... Eastman Kodak Company

09/14/17 / #20170260631

Roll-to-roll electroless plating system with spreader duct

A roll-to-roll electroless plating system including a reservoir containing a plating solution. A web advance system advances a web of substrate though the plating solution in the reservoir along a web advance direction, wherein a plating substance in the plating solution is plated onto predetermined locations on a surface of the web of substrate. ... Eastman Kodak Company

09/07/17 / #20170253051

Uv-curing methods for forming ink jet images

A method for forming an ink jet image on a substrate includes ink jetting an ink jettable and uv-curable composition onto the substrate in an imagewise fashion to form an ink jetted image on the substrate. The ink jettable and uv-curable composition includes: a reactive polymer comprising: (a1) or (a2) recurring units comprising pendant metal complexing water-solubilizing groups, (b) at least 5 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant group capable of crosslinking via [2+2] photocycloaddition, and optionally (c) at least 1 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group, or a pendant precursor moiety for the pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group. ... Eastman Kodak Company

08/03/17 / #20170222167

Method for making devices having dielectric layers with thiosulfate-containing polymers

. . A semiconductor device can be prepared using a precursor dielectric composition that comprises: (1) a photochemically or thermally crosslinked product of a photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer that has a tg of at least 50° c. And that comprises: an organic polymer backbone comprising (a) recurring units comprising pendant thiosulfate groups; and further comprises charge balancing cations, and (2) optionally, an electron-accepting photo sensitizer component. ... Eastman Kodak Company

07/27/17 / #20170210070

Large format electrophotographic 3d printer

A three-dimensional part and associated support structure is constructed using an electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system. A support layer is developed using a first electrophotography engine, and a part layer is developed using a second electrophotography engine. ... Eastman Kodak Company

06/08/17 / #20170157917

Liquid ejection hole configuration for web guide

A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web transport path in an in-track direction, including at least one non-contact web guide. The web guide includes a wall having a curved exterior surface, wherein the web of media travels around a bearing portion of the curved exterior surface from a web guide entry position to a web guide exit position, and a hollow interior containing a pressurized liquid. ... Eastman Kodak Company

06/08/17 / #20170157916

Liquid ejection hole orientation for web guide

A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web transport path in an in-track direction, including at least one non-contact web guide. The web guide includes a wall having a curved exterior surface, wherein the web of media travels around a bearing portion of the curved exterior surface from a web guide entry position to a web guide exit position, and a hollow interior containing a pressurized liquid. ... Eastman Kodak Company

04/06/17 / #20170098143

Registration correction for continuous printing

Image plane registration errors are corrected for a multi-channel printing system that prints on a continuous web of media. Nominal in-track line spacing are defined for each image plane, and are used to print lines of image data for each image plane. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/30/17 / #20170088648

Method of making a resin

A method of making a resin, includes forming an aqueous monomer droplet suspension, and colloidally stabilizing the suspension with a solid particulate material as the first stabilizer and poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) as a second stabilizer. The method further includes heating the colloidally stabilized suspension to polymerize the monomer droplets, thereby forming the resin.. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170086302

Method for printing an electronic label

A method for forming an electronic label including using laser imaging to form a pattern of conductive lines on a conductive film, thereby forming a patterned conductive layer. A phosphorescent layer and a dielectric layer are added over the patterned conductive layer. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170081765

Silver formation using stannous alkoxide complexes

A method for forming an article, comprises providing a stannous alkoxide-containing pattern on a substrate. This stannous alkoxide-containing pattern is obtained from a non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition that comprises component (a) comprising a water-insoluble stannous alkoxide complex comprising stannous ions, in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and a photocurable component (b), non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c) having a molecular weight of at least 10,000, or both the photocurable component (b) and the non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c). ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170081536

Articles prepared using ink jettable, uv-curable compositions

Articles are prepared with a substrate and an ink jetted and uv-curable image some of which also include metal nanoparticles or reducible metal ions. The in jetted and uv-curable image can be obtained from an ink jettable and uv-curable composition comprising: a reactive polymer comprising: (a1) or (a2) recurring units comprising pendant metal complexing water-solubilizing groups, (b) at least 5 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant group capable of crosslinking via [2+2] photocycloaddition, and optionally (c) at least 1 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group, or a pendant precursor moiety for the pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170081533

Methods for using ink jettable, uv-curable compositions

A method for forming an ink jet image on a substrate includes ink jetting an ink jettable and uv-curable composition onto the substrate in an imagewise fashion to form an ink jetted image on the substrate. The ink jettable and uv-curable composition comprises: a reactive polymer comprising: (a1) or (a2) recurring units comprising pendant metal complexing water-solubilizing groups, (b) at least 5 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant group capable of crosslinking via [2+2] photocycloaddition, and optionally (c) at least 1 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group, or a pendant precursor moiety for the pendant amide, hydroxyl, or lactam group. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170081532

Ink jettable, uv-curable compositions

Ink jettable and uv-curable compositions include a reactive polymer comprising: (a1) at least 20 mol % of recurring units comprising pendant metal complexing water-solubilizing groups, and (b) at least 5 mol % of recurring units comprising a pendant group capable of crosslinking via [2+2] photocycloaddition. The compositions can optionally have a humectant, a dye or pigment colorant, an anionic or nonionic surfactant, a water-soluble or water-dispersible acrylic polymer, or a water-soluble or water-dispersible polyurethane. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/23/17 / #20170081530

Non-aqueous compositions and articles using stannous alkoxides

A non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition comprises: component (a) comprising a water-insoluble stannous alkoxide complex comprising stannous ions in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and a photocurable component (b), non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c) having a molecular weight of at least 10,000, or both the photocurable component (b) and the non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c). When photocurable component (b) is present, the non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition further comprises photosensitizer component (d) that is different from all of components (a) through (c), in an amount of at least 1 weight %. ... Eastman Kodak Company

03/09/17 / #20170066267

Color registration error correction using page count

. . A method for correcting image plane registration errors for a multi-channel printing system that prints documents of a particular document-type classification having a variable number of pages. An image plane registration error database stores image plane registration error information characterizing image plane registration errors as a function of page number for each of a plurality of different page-count classifications. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/23/17 / #20170051404

Atomic-layer deposition apparatus

A thin film deposition system for depositing a thin film on a moveable substrate using atmospheric pressure atomic-layer deposition includes a chamber and a moveable substrate having a levitation stabilizing structure located on the moveable substrate that defines an enclosed interior impingement area of the moveable substrate. A stationary support, located in the chamber, supports the moveable substrate. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/09/17 / #20170036439

Anilox roll with low surface energy zone

An anilox roll with low surface energy zone includes a cylinder having a curved contact surface, an ink transfer zone formed on a first portion of the curved contact surface, and a low surface energy zone formed on a second portion of the curved contact surface. The ink transfer zone includes a plurality of cells configured to transfer ink. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170031302

Biased member to prevent contamination

. . A method for preventing contamination of a lens assembly by charged particles on an image bearing surface in an electrophotographic printer includes providing a conductive electrode with an opening adjacent the lens assembly; charging the conductive electrode with a variable voltage power supply; and matching a voltage on the image bearing surface with the variable voltage power supply.. . ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170031172

Optical modulator for laser speckle reduction

An optical modulator (12) for speckle suppression in a laser projection system includes a first planar transparent conductor (20); a second optionally transparent planar conductor (26); a diffusing element (22) disposed between the first and second conductor; and an alternating voltage applied across the first and second conductors creates in-plane movement or distortion in the diffusing element to reduce laser speckle.. . ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170029952

Electroless plating system including bubble guide

A roll-to-roll electroless plating system, including a plating tank containing plating solution, and a web advance system for advancing a web of media along a web-transport path that passes through the plating tank. One or more fluid guides are positioned within the plating tank to redirect plating fluid containing gas bubbles introduced by a gas bubble source away from the web of media as it is advanced through the plating solution in the plating tank.. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170029951

Web transport system including fluid shield

A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web-transport path includes a fluid bar for guiding the web of media, and first and second fluid shields positioned proximate to first and second ends of the fluid bar. A liquid is pumped through holes in an exterior bearing surface of the fluid bar into a region between the web of media and the bearing surface of the fluid bar, thereby pushing the web of media away from the fluid bar. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170029949

Deposition system and method using a delivery head separated from a substrate by gas pressure

A process for depositing a thin film material on a substrate is disclosed, comprising simultaneously directing a series of gas flows from the output face of a delivery head of a thin film deposition system toward the surface of a substrate, and wherein the series of gas flows comprises at least a first reactive gaseous material, an inert purge gas, and a second reactive gaseous material, wherein the first reactive gaseous material is capable of reacting with a substrate surface treated with the second reactive gaseous material, wherein one or more of the gas flows provides a pressure that at least contributes to the separation of the surface of the substrate from the face of the delivery head. A system capable of carrying out such a process is also disclosed.. ... Eastman Kodak Company

02/02/17 / #20170028706

Web transport system including scavenger blade

A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web-transport path including a fluid bar for guiding the web of media, and a scavenger blade positioned downstream of the fluid bar. A liquid is pumped through holes in an exterior bearing surface of the fluid bar, thereby pushing the web of media away from the fluid bar. ... Eastman Kodak Company








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