Patents Examined by Roland E. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4495265
    Abstract: A CdS:Cu,Cl electrophotographic material suitable for use in the xerographic mode, contains 200 to 300 ppm Cu, 0.02 to 0.06 percent Cl, and has very good contrast voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Sixdeniel Faria
  • Patent number: 4471040
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member have a photosensitive layer, said photosensitive layer comprising at least one dis-azo pigment of Formula (I) or Formula (II) shown below: ##STR1## wherein Z represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or >N--A.sub.2, wherein A.sub.2 is a hydrogen atom or a lower alkyl, A.sub.1 a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl or a halogen atom; Ph.sub.1 an unsubstituted or substituted phenylene group, n an integer of 0 or 1, and B.sub.1 a coupler residue; with proviso that when n is 0, Z is an oxygen atom and A.sub.1 is a hydrogen atom, the case where Ph.sub.1 represents substituted phenyl radicals except for unsubstituted or mono-substituted phenyl radicals with a halogen atom, a lower alkyl or an alkoxy group;and ##STR2## wherein Ph.sub.2 represents an unsubstituted or substituted phenylene group and B.sub.2 a coupler residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Copyer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuharu Katagiri, Katsunori Watanabe, Shozo Ishikawa, Makoto Kitahara
  • Patent number: 4469771
    Abstract: Electrophotographic light-sensitive member having a protective coating on a photoconductive layer of the light-sensitive member, said protective coating consisting of an organic high polymer containing Lewis acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Hasegawa, Kenji Seki, Hideaki Ema, Masahide Harada, Shiro Yamane
  • Patent number: 4469770
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an improved positively charged toner composition comprised of (1) a styrene butadiene copolymer plasticizer blend, containing from about 92 percent by weight to about 97 percent by weight of styrene butadiene copolymer, and from about 3 percent by weight to about 8 percent by weight of plasticizer, the styrene butadiene copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 45,000 to about 155,000, and a molecular weight distribution of about 7, the copolymer further containing from about 85 percent by weight of styrene to about 93 percent by weight of styrene, and from about 7 percent by weight of butadiene to about 15 percent by weight of butadiene, (2) pigment particles, and (3) a charge enhancing additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4465753
    Abstract: An electrophotoconductor of high sensitivity and durability comprising a photosensitive layer containing an indoline compound of the general formula ##STR1## wherein A represents an aromatic hydrocarbon or aromatic heterocyclic group which may have a substituent, and R.sub.1 and R.sub.2, independently from each other, represent a hydrogen or halogen atom, or an alkyl, aralkyl or aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Hisami Tanaka, Osamu Takenouchi, Tatsuo Kawara
  • Patent number: 4460670
    Abstract: A photoconductive member comprises a support for a photoconductive member and an amorphous layer having photoconductivity constituted of an amorphous material comprising silicon atoms as a matrix, said amorphous layer having a first layer region containing at least one kind of atoms selected from the group consisting of oxygen atoms, carbon atoms and nitrogen atoms as constituent atoms in a distribution which is ununiform and continuous in the direction of layer thickness and a second layer region containing atoms of an element belonging to the group III of the periodic table as constituent atoms in a distribution which is ununiform and continuous in the direction of layer thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyosuke Ogawa, Shigeru Shirai, Junichiro Kanbe, Keishi Saitoh, Yoichi Osato
  • Patent number: 4460673
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and apparatus for producing amorphous silicon layers for solar cells or electrophotography by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (CVD) through glow-discharge decomposition of a reaction gas containing monosilane or a higher order silicon hydride in a reaction chamber. Deposition rate and efficiency of reaction gas usage are improved by the selective removal of hydrogen gas reaction product from the reaction chamber. In one embodiment, a filter which is more permeable to hydrogen gas than to the reaction gas is placed in the vacuum pumping port of the reaction chamber. The filter comprises either a palladium film or a bundle of small diameter tubes made from a polyimide system polymer. In another embodiment of the invention, a porous sintered material containing La-Ni alloy is used to selectively adsorb hydrogen gas in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Sukigara, Toyoki Kazama
  • Patent number: 4460668
    Abstract: An electrophotographic copying method suitable for a toner image transfer type copying apparatus is disclosed. Using a photosensitive member which comprises at least a photoconductive layer formed over a conductive base which is prepared from a dispersion of a photoconductive material including at least cadmium sulfide in a binder resin and in which a portion of photosensitive member is used repeatedly for forming an image of original to be copied, the method is characterized by performing a first step of charging said photosensitive member to high potential and to the same polarity as applied thereto for the formation of electrostatic latent images and subsequently exposing to light to sensitize said photosensitive member, said high potential being high enough to saturate the degree of sensitization; and a second step of charging the photosensitive member after the first step, and subsequently exposing the photosensitive member to an optical image to form an electrostatic latent image thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masazumi Yoshida, Tadao Noda, Masayoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 4460671
    Abstract: A press-fixing type electrostatic recording material having an excellent recording property comprises a substrate having a low surface resistivity of 10.sup.9 ohms or less and an electrostatic recording resinous layer which is formed on at least one surface of the substrate and which comprises a polyester resin and an anhydrous aluminum silicate uniformly mixed with the polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokuro Yasuda, Akinori Oka
  • Patent number: 4457974
    Abstract: A bicomponent filament of nylon and polyester having a reduced tendency to pre-split, said filament being substantially free from antimony or any other material that will form a deposit on the walls of the spinneret aperture, and the process of preparing said filament. The filament has a substantially uniform cross sectional dimension throughout its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: James T. Summers
  • Patent number: 4456672
    Abstract: Electrophotographic recording materials which comprise an electrically conductive base, charge carrier-producing compounds (sensitizers), and compounds which are charge carrier-transporting when exposed to light, possess high photoconductivity and low conductivity in the dark, and contain, as charge carrier-transporting compounds, 1,2,3-triazoles of the fomula ##STR1## are used for reprographic purposes and for the production of electrophotographic printing plates, in particular offset printing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz Eilingsfeld, Karl-Heinz Etzbach, Gerhard Hoffmann, Peter Neumann
  • Patent number: 4455362
    Abstract: In a process for the preparation of an electrostatographic toner material comprising encapsulating a core material containing colorant with a shell material in an aqueous medium to prepare encapsulted toner particles and drying the so prepared encapsulted toner particles, the improvement which comprises washing the encapsulated toner particles with an aqueous solution of a surface active agent in advance of subjecting them to the drying procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Naoi, Fujio Kakimi
  • Patent number: 4454214
    Abstract: This invention relates to improved positively charged toner compositions for use in developing electrostatic images contained in electrostatographic imaging devices wherein fusing is accomplished with a fuser roll fabricated from lead oxide and a vinylidene fluoride hexafluoropropylene copolymer, which composition is comprised of resin particles, pigment particles, and as the charge enhancing additive present in an amount of from about 0.1 percent by weight to about 10 percent by weight, a pyridinium tetrafluoroborate of the following formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is an alkyl group containing from about 1 carbon atom to about 22 carbon atoms, and R.sub.2 is an alkyl group containing from about 1 carbon atom to about 8 carbon atoms, or a halogen, and n is zero or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Gruber, Paul C. Julien, Raymond A. Yourd, III
  • Patent number: 4454211
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member is characterized by comprising a layer which contains at least one pyrazoline compound represented by the following formula (I) or (II): ##STR1## wherein m and n represent 0 or 1; when both m and n are 0, X.sub.1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic residue; R.sub.1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heterocyclic residue; R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 each represent hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heterocyclic residue; or they form spiropyrazoline cojointly with the carbon atom to which they are linked; and R.sub.5 represents hydrogen, a halogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl or aryl;when m is 1 and n is 0, X.sub.1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic residue; R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heterocyclic residue; R.sub.3 represents hydrogen; and R.sub.4 and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Copyer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshio Takasu, Shozo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 4454060
    Abstract: A foaming light duty aqueous liquid detergent composition especially useful for hand dishwashing containing 5 to 50 wt. % of non-cationic detergent active material, optional foam boosters and hydrotropes, and 0.1 to 10 wt. % of a cationic foam-stabilizing copolymer containing a major weight proportion of units derived from acrylamide and/or methacrylamide, about 0.5 to 2 wt. % of quaternary nitrogen as present in quaternary ammonium groups, and about 0.1 to 10 wt. % of pendant C.sub.8-24 hydrophobic, preferably alkyl groups.Said quaternary ammonium group-containing monomer has the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is H or CH.sub.3, R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are independently C.sub.1-4 alkyls,R.sub.4 is C.sub.1-4 akyl, C.sub.2-3 hydroxyalkyl, or benzylR.sub.2, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 together contain less than 9 carbon atoms,Z is a water-solubilizing salt-forming anion, andM may be --CO--X--, then X is --O-- or --NR.sub.5 --, R.sub.5 is H or C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kuo-Yann Lai, Robert C. Pierce, Jean Dupre, H. Scott Killam
  • Patent number: 4452874
    Abstract: A photoconductive member comprises a support for photoconductive member, an interface layer comprising an amorphous material represented by any of the formulas:Si.sub.a N.sub.1-a (0.57<a<1) (1)(Si.sub.b N.sub.1-b).sub.c H.sub.1-c (0.6<b<1, 0.65.ltoreq.c<1) (2)(Si.sub.d N.sub.1-d).sub.e (X, H).sub.1-e (0.6<d<1, 0.8.ltoreq.e<1) (3)(wherein X represents a halogen atom),a rectifying layer comprising an amorphous material containing atoms (A) belonging to the group III or the group V of the periodic table as constituent atoms in a matrix of silicon atoms, and an amorphous layer exhibiting photoconductivity comprising an amorphous material containing at least one of hydrogen atoms and halogen atoms as constituent atoms in a matrix of silicon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyosuke Ogawa, Shigeru Shirai, Junichiro Kanbe, Keishi Saitoh, Yoichi Osato, Teruo Misumi
  • Patent number: 4452875
    Abstract: A photoconductive member comprises a support for a photoconductive member, an interface layer comprising an amorphous material containing silicon atoms and nitrogen atoms as constituent atoms, a rectifying layer comprising an amorphous material containing atoms (A) belonging to the group III or the group V of the periodic table as constituent atoms in a matrix of silicon atoms, a first amorphous layer exhibiting photoconductivity and comprising an amorphous material containing at least one member selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms and halogen atoms as constituent atoms in a matrix of silicon atoms, and a second amorphous layer containing an amorphous material represented by any of the formulas:Si.sub.a C.sub.1-a (0.4<a<1) . . . (1)(Si.sub.b C.sub.1-b).sub.c H.sub.1-c (0.5<b<1, 0.6 .ltoreq.c<1) . . . (2)(Si.sub.d C.sub.1-d).sub.e X.sub.1-e (0.47<d<1, 0.8.ltoreq.e<1) . . . (3)(Si.sub.f C.sub.1-f).sub.g (H+X).sub.1-g (0.47<f<1, 0.8.ltoreq.g<1) . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyosuke Ogawa, Shigeru Shirai, Junichiro Kanbe, Keishi Saitoh, Yoichi Osato, Teruo Misumi
  • Patent number: 4451547
    Abstract: A layer of amorphous silicon containing H, preferably 10-40 atomic % H, is used as a photoconductive layer for electrophotographic photosensitive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Hirai, Toshiyuki Komatsu, Katsumi Nakagawa, Teruo Misumi, Tadaji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 4451387
    Abstract: Suds control agents for addition to detergent compositions are prepared by a granulation process. In the process core particles of gelatinised starch are granulated with a silicone oil admixed with hydrophobic silica. The granules are then coated with wax by spraying from a solution in an organic solvent. Typically the granules produced contain 45-55%, silicone oil compound 35-50% and wax 7-15% gelatinized starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company
    Inventor: Loui H. T. Tai
  • Patent number: 4451545
    Abstract: An electrophotographic element comprising an electrically conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer, superposed thereon, containing a carbazole derivative compound having the following general formula (I): ##STR1## (wherein R is a lower alkyl group or a benzyl group; X is a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a halogen atom, a nitro group, an amino group or a lower alkyl group- or benzyl group-substituted amino group; and n is an integer such as 1 or 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hashimoto, Kiyoshi Sakai