Patents by Inventor Gregg A Lane

Gregg A Lane 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: 10723897
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet composition comprising a curable polyurethane dispersion and an aqueous carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10723896
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printing process that comprises applying a radiation-curable primer composition onto a substrate to form a primer layer. The primer composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. An inkjet ink composition is inkjet printed onto the primer layer as a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The curable polyurethane is dispersed in the inkjet ink composition in an amount of composition is 0.1 to 30 weight % of the inkjet ink composition. The printed inkjet ink layer is cured on the substrate by exposing both the primer layer and printed inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Tao Chen, Bor-Jiunn Niu, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20200223682
    Abstract: A dispenser is configured to dispense food products at varying nutritive levels by dispensing a combination of sweeteners in a predetermined ratio from a plurality of sweetener sources. Using a predetermined combination of sweeteners in a predetermined ratio for a selected nutritive level for a given product ensures that the dispensed product will have a desirable flavor profile while at the same time providing increased consumer choice. A combination of caloric, mid-calorie, low calorie, and/or non-caloric sweeteners may be dispensed to produce a food product with a specified caloric level or nutritive level. For a given nutritive level selected, the product dispenser may dispense different combinations of sweeteners and/or different ratios of sweeteners for different brands or products to be dispensed. Likewise, for a given brand or product, the product dispenser may dispense different combinations of sweeteners and/or different ratios of sweeteners for different selected nutritive levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Sue LANE, Jamal Omari WILSON, Maxwell Pehge FRIEL, Kristin WRIGHT, Michele CARRABOTTA, Gregg CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20200190348
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to inkjet inks, which can include an aqueous ink vehicle and a pigment particle having a block copolymer attached to a surface of the pigment particle. The block copolymer can be linked to the surface through a silyl coupling group. The block copolymer can include a steric stabilizing block formed by polymerizing a monomer having a sterically bulky group, and an ionic stabilizing block formed by polymerizing a monomer having an acidic group or a basic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Shao-Wei LI, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20200164661
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a method of transfer inkjet printing comprising jetting a radiation curable inkjet ink onto an intermediate transfer member of an inkjet printer to form an image; irradiating the radiation curable inkjet ink on the intermediate transfer member to form an at least partially cured image; and transferring the at least partially cured image to a substrate to form a printed substrate. Herein is also disclosed a transfer inkjet printing apparatus adapted, in use, to perform the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane, Shao-Wei Li, Brian J. Keefe
  • Publication number: 20200148806
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polyurethane dispersions. In one example, a polyurethane dispersion can include a polyurethane with a polymeric ionic side chain and a polymeric non-ionic side chain. The polyurethane can be formed of polymerized monomers including a diisocyanate, a first polymeric diol, and a second polymeric diol. The first polymeric diol can include a first polymer chain replacing a hydrogen atom of a thiol group of a 1-thioglycerol molecule. The first polymer chain can include a block of a polymerized ionic group-containing vinyl monomer. The second polymeric diol can include a second polymer chain replacing a hydrogen atom of a thiol group of a 1-thioglycerol molecule. The second polymer chain can include a block of a polymerized non-ionic vinyl monomer, and the second polymer chain can be devoid of ionic groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Shao-Wei Li, Gregg A. LANE
  • Patent number: 10647140
    Abstract: An inkjet ink set containing a pre-treatment fixing fluid including calcium-containing crashing agents; at least a co-solvent; one or more surfactants and a balance of water; and, at least, a liquid ink. The liquid ink includes a pigment dispersion, a surfactant, a polyurethane binder, a co-solvent and a balance of water. Also disclosed are and inkjet printing system containing such ink set and the method for printing in such inkjet printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alireza Rahimi, George Sarkisian, Benjamin Abelovski, Gregg A. Lane, Tienteh Chen, Or Brandstein, Jun Yang, Olakemi Akinlabi
  • Publication number: 20200140711
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a method of transfer inkjet printing comprising applying a radiation curable primer onto an intermediate transfer member of an inkjet printer to form a radiation curable primer layer; jetting a radiation curable inkjet ink onto the radiation curable primer layer on the intermediate transfer member to form an image; irradiating the radiation curable inkjet ink and the radiation curable primer on the intermediate transfer member to form an at least partially cured image; and transferring the at least partially cured image to a substrate to form a printed substrate. Herein is also disclosed a transfer inkjet printer adapted, in use, to perform the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, STRAMEL David Rodney, Gregg A. LANE, Yubai Bl, Brian J. KEEFE
  • Patent number: 10640599
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a reactive polyurethane dispersion including a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a diisocyanate. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be an acrylate-containing monoalcohol or a methacrylate-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate. The second capping unit can be 3-(cyclohexylamino)-1-propanesulfonic acid or 2-(cyclohexylamino)ethanesulfonic acid reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20200131380
    Abstract: Printable compositions comprising a liquid carrier; and a radiation curable polyurethane dispersed in the liquid carrier are described, as well as methods of preparing the printable compositions and methods of printing using the printable compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Gregg A. Lane, Rodney David Stramel, Qianhan Yang
  • Patent number: 10619007
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric amine synergists, photo curable inks containing the polymeric amine synergists, and methods of making the photo curable inks. A polymeric amine synergist can include an aminobenzene modified with a polyether chain connecting to the aminobenzene through an amide linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20200062979
    Abstract: A polyurethane-based binder dispersion is described. The polyurethane based binder dispersion comprises: a polyurethane, which comprises: (A) a polyisocyanate; (B) a first polyol having a chain with two hydroxyl functional groups at one end of the chain and no hydroxyl groups at an opposed end of the chain; (C) a second polyol having a chain with two hydroxyl functional groups at both ends of the chain; (D) a carboxylic acid functional group with two hydroxyl functional groups; and (E) a compound shown in formula (1): m(M+) n(X)—R—Y— (1), wherein m is 0 or 1, M is a metal, n is 2 to 10, X is an amino group, R is a C1 to C18 alkyl group, a C6 to C30 aromatic compound or a C4 to C20 aliphatic cyclic compound, and Y is SO3- or SO3H, with the proviso that when m is 0, Y is SO3H and when m is 1, Y is SO3-.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tienteh Chen, Benjamin Abelovski, Or Brandstein, Jun Yang, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20200017681
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to reactive polyurethane dispersions. In one example, a reactive polyurethane dispersion can include a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a diisocyanate. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, an acrylamide-containing diol, a methacrylamide-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be an acrylamide-containing monoalcohol or methacrylamide-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate. The second capping unit can be an ionic stabilizing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20200017698
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a reactive polyurethane dispersion including a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a blend of two or more diisocyanates. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be an acrylate-containing monoalcohol or methacrylate-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanates. The second capping unit can be an ionic stabilizing group. The polymer backbone can be devoid of ionic stabilizing groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20190375223
    Abstract: An inkjet ink set comprising a pre-treatment fixing fluid including calcium-containing crashing agents; at least a co-solvent; one or more surfactants and a balance of water; and, at least, a liquid ink. The liquid ink includes a pigment dispersion, a surfactant, a polyurethane binder, a co-solvent and a balance of water. Also disclosed are and inkjet printing system containing such ink set and the method for printing in such inkjet printing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Developmwnt Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alireza RAHIMI, George SARKISIAN, Benjamin ABELOVSKI, Gregg A. LANE, Tienteh CHEN, Or BRANDSTEIN, Jun YANG, Olakemi AKINLABI
  • Publication number: 20190375955
    Abstract: An inkjet ink set comprising a liquid ink and an over-print varnish composition comprising a latex polymer, a boron-containing compound and water. The liquid ink includes a pigment dispersion, a surfactant, a polyurethane binder, a co-solvent and a balance of water. Also disclosed are and inkjet printing system containing such ink set and the method for printing in such inkjet printing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alireza Rahimi, George Sarkisian, Benjamin Abelovski, Gregg A. Lane, Tienteh Chen, Or Brandstein, Jun Yang, Olakemi Akinlabi
  • Publication number: 20190352519
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet composition comprising a curable polyurethane dispersion and an aqueous carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20190315145
    Abstract: In one example, a process to solidify a water-based printing fluid printed on a substrate includes flushing nonvolatile solvent in the printing fluid into the substrate with the water in the printing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yubai Bi, Alex Veis, Gregg A. Lane, Jon A. Crabtree
  • Publication number: 20190315987
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to an inkjet ink set comprising a black ink with a black pigment, a yellow ink with a yellow pigment, a cyan ink with a cyan pigment and a magenta ink with a magenta pigment, wherein at least one of the ink further contains a polyurethane binder; non-ionic surfactants; humectant solvent; non-volatile glycol ether co-solvent; a polyethylene wax emulsion and a balance of water. The inkjet ink set can also comprise an orange ink, a green ink and/or a violet ink. The present disclosure refers also to a system for printing the ink set described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Alireza Rahimi, George Sarkisian, Yi-Hua Tsao, Benjamin Abelovski, Gregg A. Lane, Tienteh Chen, Or Brandstein, Jun Yang, Olakemi Akinlabi
  • Patent number: 10421837
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric amine synergist compositions. The polymeric amine synergist composition can include a polymeric amine synergist including an aminobenzene modified with a polyether chain connecting to the aminobenzene through an ether linkage. The polymeric amine synergist can be present in a reaction product mixture with either i) an aminophenol, or ii) a carbonate base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane