Patents by Inventor Brynn M. Dooley

Brynn M. Dooley 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: 9760048
    Abstract: Described is a fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer includes a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a siloxyfluorocarbon (SFC) networked polymer and a fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Edward G. Zwartz, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9272247
    Abstract: There is provided a membrane that includes a plurality of polyimide fibers encased in a fluoropolymer sheath, the plurality of fibers having a diameter of from about 10 nm to about 50 microns, wherein the plurality of fibers form a permeable non-woven mat. A method of manufacturing the membrane is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Sandra J. Gardner, Qi Zhang, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Brynn M. Dooley, Guiqin Song, Nicoleta D. Mihai, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9146511
    Abstract: A fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate is described. The surface layer includes a polyimide aerogel having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent wherein the release agent is a liquid at a temperature above about 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9110415
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member comprises a release layer comprising microcrystalline cellulose particles dispersed in a fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9069308
    Abstract: There is described a fuser member comprising a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer comprises a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent. The release agent is a liquid at a temperature about 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Brynn M. Dooley, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 9044922
    Abstract: A self-releasing fuser member for an image forming apparatus having a fluoropolymer with fluorocarbon chains bonded to the fluoropolymer via a linking group; a quaternary, tertiary, or secondary carbon atom; and a reactive group. The fluorocarbon chains are oriented nonparallel to the surface of the self-releasing fuser member. Image forming apparatuses having such self-releasing fuser members and methods of making such self-releasing fuser members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9012025
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a fuser member comprising a substrate, a functional layer disposed on the substrate and an outer layer disposed on the functional layer. The outer layer comprises a cross-linked perfluorinated polyether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8957138
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a composite. The composite includes a cellulose material dispersed in a fluoropolymer. The cellulose material is present in an amount of from about 1 weight percent to about to about 30 weight percent of the composition. A method of manufacturing a composite article and coating is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8906462
    Abstract: Processes for preparing structured organic films (SOFs) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework. The processes for preparing structured organic film may include mixing a plurality of molecular building blocks each comprising a segment and a number of functional groups to form a mixture of molecular building blocks; heating the mixture to form a homogeneous liquid comprising pre-SOFs; depositing the homogeneous liquid comprising pre-SOFs as a wet layer; and drying the wet layer to form a dry SOF from the pre-SOFs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wigglesworth, Sarah J. Vella, Brynn M. Dooley, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 8879975
    Abstract: There is disclosed a fuser member that includes a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate layer. The surface layer includes a fluoropolymer having dispersed therein fluorinated graphene particles. A method of manufacturing a fuser member is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Qi Zhang, Brynn M. Dooley
  • Patent number: 8877846
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a surface coating composition. The surface coating composition includes fluorine containing particles, aerogel particles and positive tribocharging particles. The surface coating is useful as the release layer for fuser members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Suxia Yang, Yu Qi, Qi Zhang, Brynn M. Dooley, Sandra J. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140321893
    Abstract: There is described a fuser member comprising a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer comprises a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent. The release agent is a liquid at a temperature about 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Brynn M. Dooley, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Publication number: 20140323005
    Abstract: Described is a fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer includes a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a siloxyfluorocarbon (SFC) networked polymer and a fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Edward G. Zwartz, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140321894
    Abstract: A fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate is described. The surface layer includes a polyimide aerogel having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent wherein the release agent is a liquid at a temperature above about 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140272154
    Abstract: Processes for preparing structured organic films (SOFs) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework. The processes for preparing structured organic film may include mixing a plurality of molecular building blocks each comprising a segment and a number of functional groups to form a mixture of molecular building blocks; heating the mixture to form a homogeneous liquid comprising pre-SOFs; depositing the homogeneous liquid comprising pre-SOFs as a wet layer; and drying the wet layer to form a dry SOF from the pre-SOFs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. WIGGLESWORTH, Sarah J. VELLA, Brynn M. DOOLEY, Adrien P. COTE
  • Publication number: 20140154512
    Abstract: Described is a fuser member having a substrate and a release layer disposed on the substrate. The release layer includes a non-woven matrix of a plurality of polymer fibers. Each of the plurality of polymer fibers has a diameter of from about 5 nm to about 50 microns. A siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer dispersed throughout the plurality of polymer fibers. The plurality of polymer fibers are from about 5 weight percent to about 50 weight percent of the release layer. In embodiments the polymer fibers are encased in a fluoropolymer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Edward G. Zwartz, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140147180
    Abstract: There is disclosed a fuser member that includes a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate layer. The surface layer includes a fluoropolymer having dispersed therein fluorinated graphene particles. A method of manufacturing a fuser member is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Qi Zhang, Brynn M. Dooley
  • Patent number: 8647712
    Abstract: The present teachings describe a process that includes obtaining a composition of particles comprising fluorine containing particles and aerogel particles. The composition is mixed at a resonant frequency of a mixing system containing the composition. The composition is powder coated onto a substrate and cured to form a release layer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Suxia Yang, Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Sandra J. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20130288059
    Abstract: A self-releasing fuser member for an image forming apparatus having a fluoropolymer with fluorocarbon chains bonded to the fluoropolymer via a linking group; a quaternary, tertiary, or secondary carbon atom; and a reactive group. The fluorocarbon chains are oriented nonparallel to the surface of the self-releasing fuser member. Image forming apparatuses having such self-releasing fuser members and methods of making such self-releasing fuser members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20130274383
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member comprises a release layer comprising microcrystalline cellulose particles dispersed in a fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Brynn M. Dooley, Qi Zhang