Patents by Inventor Adrienne R. Meuter

Adrienne R. Meuter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4810292
    Abstract: An aqueous-based ink composition for use in ink-jet printers in disclosed. The composition comprises (a) a vehicle of about 5 to 95% water and the balance at least one glycol ether, such as diethylene glycol; (b) a dye, such as Food Black 2, having at least one negatively charged functional group per molecule, present in an amount up to about 10% of the vehicle composition; and (c) a cationic compound selected from the group consisting of alkanol ammonium compounds and cationic amide compounds, present in an amount such that there is at least one molecule of cationic compound for at least one of the negatively charged functional groups on the dye, the pH of the ink composition being maintained in the acidic region below about 7.The ink composition of the invention evidences minimal crusting and reduced evaporation loss of water. The solubility of anionic dyes is increased in the acidic medium over that otherwise obtainable, due to the presence of the alkanol ammonium compound of amide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Palmer, Adrienne R. Meuter