Patents by Inventor Anthony S. Condello

Anthony S. Condello 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).

  • Publication number: 20190322772
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce light absorption by unreacted photoinitiator in the cured film; measuring the absorbance of the cured film; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured absorbance and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Patent number: 10442231
    Abstract: The present teachings include a process, system and article for forming a printed image on a textile. The process includes coating the solution of an orthosilicate to form a silica network on the textile. The process includes applying an ink composition to the textile having the silica network on the textile, forming an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Paul J. McConville, Jennifer L. Belelie, Anthony S. Condello, Robert A. Street, Warren Jackson
  • Patent number: 10442214
    Abstract: A solid blanket receives a flood layer of very thin (e.g., about 10 ?m or less) image receiving UV curable coating, which may be a clear, substantially clear, or tinted UV ink. A lower viscosity digital ink image may then be printed on top of the flood layer, for example by jetting UV ink on top of the flood layer. The lower viscosity UV digital ink sits on top of the thicker UV curable coating and maintains its location by surface tension interaction with the coating. The combination of ink and coating is then partially cured to a tacky state at which point it is transferred to print media via a conformable pressure nip. Since the lower viscosity jetted inks are not responsible for directly wetting the media, media latitude widens greatly. Further, no dampening fluid or fountain solution is needed to aid the transfer or the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Paul J. McConville, Jack T. Lestrange, Chu-Heng Liu
  • Publication number: 20190310550
    Abstract: A process including providing a substantially flat printed image on a substrate; disposing a curable gellant composition onto the printed image in registration with the printed image, successively depositing additional amounts of the gellant composition to create a raised image in registration with the printed image; and curing the deposited raised image. A process including providing a printed image on a substrate; disposing a curable non-gellant composition onto the printed image in registration with the printed image; and disposing a curable gellant composition onto the printed image in registration with the printed image; to create a raised image in registration with the printed image; and curing the deposited raised image. An ultraviolet curable phase change gellant composition including a radiation curable monomer or prepolymer, a photoinitiator, a silicone polymer or pre-polymer, and a gellant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Belelie, Michelle N. Chr├ętien, Paul J. McConville, Jason O'Neil, Barkev Keoshkerian, Anthony S. Condello
  • Publication number: 20190299662
    Abstract: Backing material is passed by a first heater to pre-heat the backing material. The backing material is then passed by a printing engine to print marking material on the backing material, and passed by a first light source to apply ultra-violet (UV) light to the marking material printed on the backing material, to partially cure the marking material. Further, the backing material is passed by a container to expose the partially cured marking material to adhesive particles to cause the adhesive particles to adhere only to the marking material. The backing material is passed by a second light source to apply additional UV light to the marking material partially cured on the backing material to fully cure the marking material. Finally, the backing material is passed by a second heater to melt the adhesive particles that are adhered to the marking material on the backing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. Lestrange
  • Publication number: 20190291490
    Abstract: The present teachings include a process, system and article for forming a printed image on a textile. The process includes coating the solution of an orthosilicate to form a silica network on the textile. The process includes applying an ink composition to the textile having the silica network on the textile, forming an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Paul J. McConville, Jennifer L. Belelie, Anthony S. Condello, Robert A. Street, Warren Jackson
  • Publication number: 20190284757
    Abstract: The present teachings include a process, system and article for forming a printed image on a textile. In some embodiments, the process includes coating the textile with a layer of polydiallyldimethyl ammonium chloride cationic polymer and coating the textile with the layer of polydiallyldimethyl ammonium chloride cationic polymer with a layer of poly-4-styrene sulfonate anionic polymer. The process can further include applying an ink composition to the textile having the layer of polydiallyldimethyl ammonium chloride cationic polymer layer and the layer of poly-4-styrene sulfonate anionic polymer, forming an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Paul J. McConville, Jennifer L. Belelie, Anthony S. Condello, Robert A. Street, Warren Jackson
  • Publication number: 20190283454
    Abstract: A system for printing on a multi-dimensional object includes a plurality of print heads, and a printing chase comprising one or more alignment elements configured to provide accurate registration of an object holder (also configured as an object packaging) relative to the print heads. The system further includes an actuator configured to move the printing chase relative to the print heads. The system is configured to receive information corresponding to an alignment element that is employed for positioning the object holder on the printing chase, determine a position a printable area using the retrieved information, receive information relating to print data to be printed on the printable area, use the determined position of the printable area to control a movement of the printing chase relative to the print heads, and operate the print heads to eject marking material onto the printable area to print data on the printable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jack T. LeStrange, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10406830
    Abstract: Backing material is passed by a first heater to pre-heat the backing material. The backing material is then passed by a printing engine to print marking material on the backing material, and passed by a first light source to apply ultra-violet (UV) light to the marking material printed on the backing material, to partially cure the marking material. Further, the backing material is passed by a container to expose the partially cured marking material to adhesive particles to cause the adhesive particles to adhere only to the marking material. The backing material is passed by a second light source to apply additional UV light to the marking material partially cured on the backing material to fully cure the marking material. Finally, the backing material is passed by a second heater to melt the adhesive particles that are adhered to the marking material on the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. Lestrange
  • Patent number: 10385144
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce light absorption by unreacted photoinitiator in the cured film; measuring the absorbance of the cured film; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured absorbance and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Publication number: 20190240873
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for embossing a substrate are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes an embossing platform, a printhead to dispense ink on the embossing platform in a desired raised pattern on the embossing platform, a press to apply a load against a substrate placed on the desired raised pattern and the embossing platform to emboss the desired raised pattern onto the substrate, and an ink removal device to remove the ink that is dispensed on the embossing platform in the desired raised pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Michael Jon Levy, Anthony S. Condello
  • Publication number: 20190224992
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a surface treatment device that is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder with two types of surface treatments. The device is capable of producing a plasma or a flame at its nozzle for surface treatment. By controlling the materials supplied to the device and the way in which is operated, either a flame or plasma is produced. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Patent number: 10335995
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object compensates for different rates of shrinkage during curing of dissimilar materials. The compensation is achieved by ejecting the different materials with reference to the shrinkage rates of the materials to enable the materials to be at approximately a same height following curing of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jeffrey J. Folkins
  • Patent number: 10328718
    Abstract: A system for printing on a multi-dimensional object includes a plurality of print heads, and a printing chase configured to receive an object holder for an object and provide accurate registration of the object. The system further includes an actuator configured to move the printing chase relative to the print heads. The system is configured to receive information corresponding to an object holder mounted on the printing chase, determine a position of at least one printable area using the retrieved information, receive information relating to print data to be printed on the at least one printable area, use the determined position of the at least one printable area to control a movement of the printing chase relative to the print heads, and operate the print heads to eject marking material onto the at least one printable area to print data on the at least one printable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jack T. LeStrange, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10300711
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a surface treatment device that is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder with two types of surface treatments. The device is capable of producing a plasma or a flame at its nozzle for surface treatment. By controlling the materials supplied to the device and the way in which is operated, either a flame or plasma is produced. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Publication number: 20190143716
    Abstract: A solid blanket receives a flood layer of very thin (e.g., about 10 ?m or less) image receiving UV curable coating, which may be a clear, substantially clear, or tinted UV ink. A lower viscosity digital ink image may then be printed on top of the flood layer, for example by jetting UV ink on top of the flood layer. The lower viscosity UV digital ink sits on top of the thicker UV curable coating and maintains its location by surface tension interaction with the coating. The combination of ink and coating is then partially cured to a tacky state at which point it is transferred to print media via a conformable pressure nip. Since the lower viscosity jetted inks are not responsible for directly wetting the media, media latitude widens greatly. Further, no dampening fluid or fountain solution is needed to aid the transfer or the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony S. CONDELLO, Paul J. McCONVILLE, Jack T. LESTRANGE, Chu-Heng LIU
  • Publication number: 20190033137
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film and a fluorophore capable of emitting viscosity-dependent fluorescence upon the absorption of light; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce fluorescence emission by the fluorophore in the cured film; measuring the fluorescence emission; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured fluorescence emission and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Publication number: 20190031791
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce light absorption by unreacted photoinitiator in the cured film; measuring the absorbance of the cured film; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured absorbance and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Patent number: 10155401
    Abstract: A solid blanket receives a flood layer of very thin (e.g., about 10 ?m or less) image receiving UV curable coating, which may be a clear, substantially clear, or tinted UV ink. A lower viscosity digital ink image may then be printed on top of the flood layer, for example by jetting UV ink on top of the flood layer. The lower viscosity UV digital ink sits on top of the thicker UV curable coating and maintains its location by surface tension interaction with the coating. The combination of ink and coating is then partially cured to a tacky state at which point it is transferred to print media via a conformable pressure nip. Since the lower viscosity jetted inks are not responsible for directly wetting the media, media latitude widens greatly. Further, no dampening fluid or fountain solution is needed to aid the transfer or the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Paul J. McConville, Jack T. Lestrange, Chu-Heng Liu
  • Publication number: 20180345683
    Abstract: A printer includes an ultraviolet (UV) curing device having UV light emitting diodes (LEDs) to cure UV curable inks ejected onto a surface after the surface travels past a plurality of printheads in the printer. A UV detector having UV sensors is positioned opposite the UV curing device so the UV sensors and UV LEDs are opposite one another in a one-to-one correspondence. A controller operates the UV curing device to direct UV light into the UV detector and receives electrical signals generated by the UV sensors. The controller compares these electrical signals to a predetermined threshold to identify defective LEDs in the UV curing device. The controller then determines how to move the UV curing device across the path of the surface to irradiate areas of the surface previously opposite the defective UV LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. LeStrange, Xin Yang, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf