Patents by Inventor Clifford R. King

Clifford R. King 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: 7985865
    Abstract: A compound having the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein R1 comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. A solid phase change ink composition is also disclosed containing a colorant comprising a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range and has the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. Also disclosed is a method of forming a colorant wherein a first compound having the formula is reacted with a second compound having the formula Z(CH2)nCH3 wherein n is an integer of at least 12 to form a third compound having the formula wherein the third compound comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H Banning, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald R Titterington, Clifford R King
  • Patent number: 7939678
    Abstract: A compound having the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein R1 comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. A solid phase change ink composition is also disclosed containing a colorant comprising a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range and has the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. Also disclosed is a method of forming a colorant wherein a first compound having the formula is reacted with a second compound having the formula Z(CH2)nCH3 wherein n is an integer of at least 12 to form a third compound having the formula wherein the third compound comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H Banning, Clifford R King, Donald R Titterington, Michael B Meinhardt
  • Patent number: 7772377
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colorant composition of the formula wherein R is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R can be joined to the phenyl moiety to form a ring, R? is an aromatic- or heteroaromatic-containing group, each Ra, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, w is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, and x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H Banning, Donald R Titterington, Clifford R King
  • Patent number: 7619075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colorant composition of the formula wherein R is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R can be joined to the phenyl moiety to form a ring, R? is an aromatic- or heteroaromatic-containing group, each Ra, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, w is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, and x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7592460
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula wherein R is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R can be joined to the phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, and A and B each, independently of the other, are hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, tertiary amino groups, imine groups, ammonium groups, cyano groups, pyridine groups, pyridinium groups, ether groups, ester groups, amide groups, sulfate groups, sulfonate groups, sulfide groups, sulfoxide groups, phosphine groups, phosphonium groups, phosphate groups, nitrile groups, mercapto groups, nitro groups, sulfone groups, acyl groups, azo groups, cyanato groups, al
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7582687
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each, independently of the others, is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each can be joined to a phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?a, R?b, and R?c, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z1, z2, and z3 each, independently of the others, is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, D is an anion, and g is the charge on the anion, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7572845
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each, independently of the others, is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each can be joined to a phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?a, R?b, and R?c, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z1, z2, and z3 each, independently of the others, is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, D is an anion, and g is the charge on the anion, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7504446
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink composition comprising (a) an aqueous liquid vehicle, and (b) a colorant which comprises an anhydride copolymer having at least one chromogen covalently bonded thereto and at least one ester, amide, imide, or thioester group covalently bonded thereto, said colorant being soluble or dispersible in the aqueous liquid vehicle. Also disclosed is an ink composition comprising (a) an aqueous liquid vehicle, and (b) a colorant which is the reaction product of (1) an anhydride copolymer, (2) a chromogen having one and only one group per molecule selected from the group consisting of —OH, —SH, primary amino, and secondary amino, and (3) a material selected from the group consisting of nonchromogenic monofunctional alcohols, nonchromogenic monofunctional thiols, nonchromogenic monofunctional primary or secondary amines, and mixtures thereof, said colorant being soluble or dispersible in the aqueous liquid vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Wolfgang G. Wedler, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7345200
    Abstract: A compound having the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein R1 comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. A solid phase change ink composition is also disclosed containing a colorant comprising a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range and has the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. Also disclosed is a method of forming a colorant wherein a first compound having the formula is reacted with a second compound having the formula Z(CH2)nCH3 wherein n is an integer of at least 12 to form a third compound having the formula wherein the third compound comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7323595
    Abstract: A compound having the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein R1 comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. A solid phase change ink composition is also disclosed containing a colorant comprising a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range and has the formula wherein R1, Z, and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, and wherein n is an integer of at least 12. Also disclosed is a method of forming a colorant wherein a first compound having the formula is reacted with a second compound having the formula Z(CH2)nCH3 wherein n is an integer of at least 12 to form a third compound having the formula wherein the third compound comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7304173
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each, independently of the others, is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each can be joined to a phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?a, R?b, and R?c, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z1, z2, and z3 each, independently of the others, is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, D is an anion, and g is the charge on the anion, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7241853
    Abstract: A block of intermediate transfer material for use in a printing apparatus having an intermediate transfer member, said intermediate transfer member being equipped with a heater to heat said intermediate transfer member to a temperature of at least about 40° C., said intermediate transfer member having a surface with a first shape, a marking material applicator situated to apply marking material in an imagewise pattern to the intermediate transfer member, and a transferring apparatus to transfer the imagewise pattern of marking material to a final recording substrate, said block of intermediate transfer material comprising a silicone polymer containing monomers of the formula wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, x, y, and z are as defined herein, wherein the monomers can be directly bonded to each other or bonded through spacer groups, said block of intermediate transfer material having a surface with a second shape substantially the complement of the first shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford R. King, Wolfgang G. Wedler
  • Patent number: 7128412
    Abstract: A block of intermediate transfer material for use in a printing apparatus having an intermediate transfer member, said intermediate transfer member being equipped with a heater to heat said intermediate transfer member to a temperature of at least about 40° C., said intermediate transfer member having a surface with a first shape, a marking material applicator situated to apply marking material in an imagewise pattern to the intermediate transfer member, and a transferring apparatus to transfer the imagewise pattern of marking material to a final recording substrate, said block of intermediate transfer material comprising a silicone polymer containing monomers of the formula wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, x, y, and z are as defined herein, wherein the monomers can be directly bonded to each other or bonded through spacer groups, said block of intermediate transfer material having a surface with a second shape substantially the complement of the first shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford R. King, Wolfgang G. Wedler
  • Patent number: 7094812
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each, independently of the others, is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 each can be joined to a phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?a, R?b, and R?c, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z1, z2, and z3 each, independently of the others, is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, D is an anion, and g is the charge on the anion, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporations
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7034185
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant precursor compounds of the formula wherein R is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R can be joined to the phenyl moiety to form a ring, each R?, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, z is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, and x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, wherein said colorant precursor has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 7022879
    Abstract: The invention encompasses a compound having the formula: wherein R1, Z and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein R1 comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and wherein n is an integer that is at least 12. The invention also encompasses a solid phase change ink composition. Such composition includes a phase change ink carrier and a colorant. The colorant comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range, and has the formula: wherein R1, Z and the carbonyl can be comprised by a common ring, wherein n is an integer that is at least 12. Additionally, the invention encompasses a method of forming a colorant. A first compound having the formula, is reacted with a second compound having the formula Z(CH2)nCH3, wherein n is an integer that is at least 12, to form a third compound having the formula, wherein the third compound comprises a chromophore that absorbs light from the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Michael B. Meinhardt, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Patent number: 6969759
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colorant composition of the formula wherein R is an alkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, or an alkylaryl group, and wherein R can be joined to the phenyl moiety to form a ring, R? is an aromatic- or heteroaromatic-containing group, each Ra, independently of the others, is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amide group, or a sulfonamide group, w is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, n is an integer representing the number of carbon atoms in each repeat alkylene oxide unit, and x is an integer representing the number of repeat alkylene oxide units, wherein said colorant has no more than one —OH, —SH, or primary or secondary amino group per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Publication number: 20040215038
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant precursor compounds of the formula 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Publication number: 20040214918
    Abstract: Disclosed are colorant compounds of the formula 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King
  • Publication number: 20040215002
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colorant composition of the formula 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Donald R. Titterington, Clifford R. King