Patents by Inventor Anthony M. Horgan

Anthony M. Horgan 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: 7829251
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flexible imaging member having a high concentration of a charge transport compound having optimum enhanced mechanical and electrical characteristics. By increasing the concentration of the charge transport compound to a level of from about 55 weight percent or more, including from about 55 weight percent to about 70 weight percent, and from about 55 weight percent to about 65 weight percent, a flexible imaging member can be produced with reduced residual voltage and/or improved sensitivity. Furthermore, the fatigue cracking resistance of the charge transport layer can be improved through the implementation of a heat stress release process described more particularly herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony M. Horgan, Robert C. U. Yu, Satchidanand Mishra
  • Patent number: 7799497
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a silanol containing photogenerating layer, at least one charge transport layer, and a top overcoating layer in contact with and contiguous to the charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F Yanus, Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Michael A. Morgan, Anthony M. Horgan
  • Patent number: 7785757
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing a thiophosphate photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and a top polymeric overcoating layer in contact with and contiguous to a charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F Yanus, Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Michael A. Morgan, Anthony M. Horgan, Kathleen M. Carmichael
  • Patent number: 7785756
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a containing photogenerating layer, at least one thiophosphate containing charge transport layer, and a top overcoating crosslinked polymer layer in contact with and contiguous to the charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Yanus, Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Michael A. Morgan, Anthony M. Horgan, Kathleen M. Carmichael
  • Patent number: 7781132
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, at least one silanol containing charge transport layer, and a top overcoating layer in contact with and contiguous to the charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Yanus, Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Michael A. Morgan, Anthony M. Horgan
  • Patent number: 7776498
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer; and wherein the photogenerating layer is comprised of at least one photogenerating pigment and a resin binder that is substantially insoluble in an alkylene halide like methylene chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Satchidanand Mishra, Geoffrey M T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Michael A. Morgan, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7754404
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to overcoat layers useful in electrostatography. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an electrostatographic imaging member with an improved overcoat layer including a polymeric binder that lowers the surface energy involved and reduces friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Satchidanand Mishra, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Anthony M. Horgan, Markus R. Silvestri, Satish Parikh, Edward F. Grabowski, Kenny-tuan Dinh, Richard L. Post, Donald J. Goodman
  • Patent number: 7745082
    Abstract: A photoreceptor drum is disclosed with a charge transport layer comprising a substituted terphenyl diamine having the structure of Formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, halogen, and phenyl; and wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is not hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy L. Belknap, John F. Yanus, Dale S. Renfer, Anthony M. Horgan, Kendra M. Giza
  • Patent number: 7732111
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing a supporting substrate; an undercoat layer comprised of a mixture of an aminosilane and a halogenated polymer; a photogenerating layer; and at least one charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Satchidanand Mishra, Geoffrey M T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Michael A. Morgan, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7718332
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate; a photogenerating layer comprised of a chelating agent and a titanyl phthalocyanine; and at least one charge transport layer comprised of at least one charge transport component, and wherein a silanol is present in at least one of said photogenerating layer and charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Michael A. Morgan, Anthony M. Horgan, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7670734
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer comprised of a chelating agent and a titanyl phthalocyanine; and at least one charge transport layer comprised of at least one charge transport component; and wherein a silanol is present in at least one of the photogenerating layer and charge transport layer, and wherein said at least one charge transport component is comprised of wherein X and Y are independently a suitable hydrocarbon, a halogen, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, John F. Yanus, Anthony M. Horgan, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7666560
    Abstract: An imaging member includes a charge generating layer and a charge transport layer. The charge transport layer includes a first surface in contact with the charge generating layer and a second surface. The charge transport layer includes a film forming polymer binder and a charge transport component dispersed therein. The concentration of the charge transport component in the charge transport layer is at a peak in a region of the charge transport intermediate the first and second surfaces of the charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Satchidanand Mishra, Anthony M. Horgan, Kent Evans, George Liebermann, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Dennis J. Prosser, Richard L. Post, Edward Domm, Johann Junginger, Michael Zak
  • Patent number: 7648810
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member comprises a substrate, an electrophotographic imaging layer and an overcoat layer comprising a cross-linkable polymer and a hole transport material, wherein the overcoat layer provides at least one of solvent resistance and hydrocarbon resistance to the electrophotographic imaging layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Yanus, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Dale S. Renfer, Nancy L. Belknap, Anthony M. Horgan
  • Patent number: 7642029
    Abstract: A flexible imaging member which does not require the use of an anti-curl back coating is disclosed herein. The flexible imaging member has a layer comprising two charge transport molecules dispersed in a film-forming polymer binder and an overcoat layer. The first charge transport molecule is a biphenyl amine, terphenyl diamine, or bis(triarylamine) stilbene. The second charge transport molecule is a bis(triarylamine), tri-p-tolylamine, or triphenylamine. The weight ratio of second charge transport molecule to first charge transport molecule is from about 90:10 to about 66:34. Trifluoro acetic acid is also added to the layer containing the charge transport material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony M. Horgan, Robert C. U. Yu, Kathleen M. Carmichael
  • Patent number: 7592111
    Abstract: An electrostatographic imaging member formulated with a liquid carbonate is provided. The imaging electrostatographic member exhibits improved service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. U. Yu, Satchidanand Mishra, Anthony M. Horgan, Richard L. Post, Yuhua Tong, Edward F. Grabowski, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7579125
    Abstract: An imaging member has a crosslinked overcoat layer which holds fluorinated nanoparticles. The overcoat layer is formed from an overcoat solution comprising a polymer binder; a hole transport molecule; fluorinated nanoparticles; a fluorinated surfactant; a crosslinking agent; and a free radical initiator. The overcoat layer provides excellent wear resistance at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Satchidanand Mishra, Anthony M. Horgan, Richard L. Post, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Edward F. Grabowski
  • Patent number: 7575838
    Abstract: An imaging member including a substrate; thereover a charge generation layer comprising a thiophosphate; and at least one charge transport layer positioned on the charge generation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Satchidanand Mishra, Liang-bih Lin, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Edward F. Grabowski, Markus Rudolf Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7569317
    Abstract: An imaging member is disclosed which includes a charge generating layer and a charge transport layer. The charge transport layer includes a first charge transport layer adjacent the charge generating layer and at least a second charge transport layer adjacent the first charge transport layer. Each charge transport layer includes a film forming polymer binder and a charge transport material dispersed therein. The first charge transport material has a composition which is the same or different than the second charge transport material and of a lower concentration. It may be selected from an aryl amine, aryl diamine, or combinations thereof. The combination has the effect of reducing charge deficient spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Satchidanand Mishra, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Yuhua Tong, Anthony M. Horgan, Edward F. Grabowski, Richard L. Post, Susan M. VanDusen
  • Patent number: 7560210
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate in general to electrophotographic imaging members, such as layered photoreceptor structures, and processes for making and using the same. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to the incorporation of thiophosphates in the anticurl back coating to reduce or eliminate static charge buildup in the imaging member and to improve image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Satchidanand Mishra, Liang-bih Lin, Anthony M. Horgan, Kent J. Evans, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Edward F. Grabowski
  • Patent number: 7553593
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a titanyl phthalocyanine prepared, for example, by dissolving a Type I titanyl phthalocyanine in a solution comprising a trihaloacetic acid and an alkylene halide; adding the mixture comprising the dissolved Type I titanyl phthalocyanine to a solution comprising an alcohol and an alkylene halide thereby precipitating a Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine; and treating the Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine with a monohalobenzene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Satchidanand Mishra, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Anthony M. Horgan, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M T. Foley, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin