Patents by Inventor Gregory McGuire

Gregory McGuire 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: 11485880
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film. Methods of using such a system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZAGG Inc
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Publication number: 20220344713
    Abstract: A biodegradable solid aqueous electrolyte composition, an electrochemical device incorporating the electrolyte composition, and methods for the same are provided. The electrolyte composition may include a hydrogel of a copolymer and a salt dispersed in the hydrogel. The copolymer may include at least two polycaprolactone chains attached to a polymeric center block. The electrochemical device may include an anode, a cathode, and the electrolyte composition disposed between the anode and the cathode. The electrolyte composition may include a crosslinked, biodegradable polymeric material that is radiatively curable prior to being crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: XEROX CORPORATION, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Naveen CHOPRA, Nan-Xing HU, Gregory McGUIRE, Robert BLACK, Alexis LAFORGUE, Edmond LAM, Chi Woon LEUNG, Yali LIU, Sophie REGNIER, Nathalie CHAPLEAU, Asmae MOKRINI
  • Publication number: 20220173433
    Abstract: A biodegradable solid aqueous electrolyte composition, an electrochemical device incorporating the electrolyte composition, and methods for the same are provided. The electrolyte composition may include a rubber-like hydrogel including a copolymer and a salt. The copolymer may include at least two polycaprolactone chains coupled with a polymeric center block. The polymeric center block may include polyvinyl alcohol. The hydrogel may be biodegradable. The electrochemical device may include an anode, a cathode, and the electrolyte composition disposed between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicants: XEROX CORPORATION, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Naveen CHOPRA, Nan-Xing HU, Gregory McGUIRE, Robert BLACK, Alexis LAFORGUE, Edmond LAM, Chi Woon LEUNG, Yali LIU, Sophie REGNIER
  • Publication number: 20220149390
    Abstract: An example composition is disclosed. For example, the composition includes a ultra-violet (UV) curable mixture of water, an acid, a phosphine oxide with one or more photoinitiators, a water miscible polymer, a salt, and a neutralizing agent. The composition can be used to form an electrolyte layer that can be cured in the presence of air when printing the thin-film battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Biby Esther Abraham, Gregory McGuire, Robert Black, Alexis Laforgue
  • Patent number: 11301652
    Abstract: An example dynamic packaging display includes a plurality of indicator lights, a temperature sensor, an internal clock, a processor, and a power source. The processor is communicatively coupled to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, and the internal clock. The processor is to activate one of the plurality of indicator lights in response to an expiration of a period of time tracked by the internal clock or a temperature that is measured by the temperature sensor exceeding a temperature threshold. The power source is to provide power to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, the internal clock, and the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Nan-Xing Hu, Gregory McGuire, Ethan Shen
  • Publication number: 20220075970
    Abstract: An example dynamic packaging display includes a plurality of indicator lights, a temperature sensor, an internal clock, a processor, and a power source. The processor is communicatively coupled to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, and the internal clock. The processor is to activate one of the plurality of indicator lights in response to an expiration of a period of time tracked by the internal clock or a temperature that is measured by the temperature sensor exceeding a temperature threshold. The power source is to provide power to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, the internal clock, and the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Nan-Xing Hu, Gregory McGuire, Ethan Shen
  • Patent number: 11261341
    Abstract: An ink composition comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane; particles comprising silver; and at least one diluent liquid. The thermoplastic polyurethane has the property of exhibiting an elongation at break ranging from about 200% to about 1500% at 23° C. when in pure polymer form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah J. Vella, Yujie Zhu, Gregory McGuire
  • Patent number: 11101468
    Abstract: A method for printing a flexible printed battery is disclosed. For example, the method includes printing, via a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a first substrate of the flexible thin-film printed battery, printing a first current collector on the first substrate, printing a first layer on the first current collector, printing, via the 3D printer, a second substrate, printing a second current collector on the second substrate, printing a second layer on the second current collector, and coupling the first substrate and the second substrate around a paper separator membrane moistened with an electrolyte that is in contact with the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Gregory McGuire, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Publication number: 20210202958
    Abstract: A method for printing a flexible printed battery is disclosed. For example, the method includes printing, via a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a first substrate of the flexible thin-film printed battery, printing a first current collector on the first substrate, printing a first layer on the first current collector, printing, via the 3D printer, a second substrate, printing a second current collector on the second substrate, printing a second layer on the second current collector, and coupling the first substrate and the second substrate around a paper separator membrane moistened with an electrolyte that is in contact with the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Gregory McGuire, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 10950871
    Abstract: A method for printing a flexible printed battery is disclosed. For example, the method includes printing, via a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a first substrate of the flexible thin-film printed battery, printing a first current collector on the first substrate, printing a first layer on the first current collector, printing, via the 3D printer, a second substrate, printing a second current collector on the second substrate, printing a second layer on the second current collector, and coupling the first substrate and the second substrate around a paper separator membrane moistened with an electrolyte that is in contact with the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Gregory McGuire, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Publication number: 20200354600
    Abstract: An ink composition comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane; particles comprising silver; and at least one diluent liquid. The thermoplastic polyurethane has the property of exhibiting an elongation at break ranging from about 200% to about 1500% at 23° C. when in pure polymer form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah J. Vella, Yujie Zhu, Gregory McGuire
  • Publication number: 20200358109
    Abstract: A method for printing a flexible printed battery is disclosed. For example, the method includes printing, via a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a first substrate of the flexible thin-film printed battery, printing a first current collector on the first substrate, printing a first layer on the first current collector, printing, via the 3D printer, a second substrate, printing a second current collector on the second substrate, printing a second layer on the second current collector, and coupling the first substrate and the second substrate around a paper separator membrane moistened with an electrolyte that is in contact with the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Gregory McGuire, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 10281831
    Abstract: An imaging member outer layer comprising a structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film further includes fluorinated segments and capping units comprising hole transport materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrien P. Cote, Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler
  • Patent number: 9921500
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20170075238
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9523928
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9500968
    Abstract: An overcoat layer comprises a structured organic film (SOF) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers including a first fluorinated segment and a second electroactive segment, and an antioxidant is present in the SOF; and a hole transport molecule which does not form a network with the SOF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler, Adrien P. Côté, Yvan Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20160259256
    Abstract: An imaging member outer layer comprising a structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film further includes fluorinated segments and capping units comprising hole transport materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Adrien P. Cote, Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler
  • Publication number: 20160231660
    Abstract: An overcoat layer comprises a structured organic film (SOF) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers including a first fluorinated segment and a second electroactive segment, and an antioxidant is present in the SOF; and a hole transport molecule which does not form a network with the SOF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler, Adrien P. Côté, Yvan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9400441
    Abstract: Embodiments pertain to a method of creating an electrostatic latent image through use of an electrostatic latent image generating device comprising a single exposing device for selectively exposing a surface of the electrostatic imaging member to light, and a single electrostatic charging device for charging the surface of the electrostatic imaging member, wherein the exposing device is located before the electrostatic charging device such that the exposing the surface of the electrostatic imaging member to light precedes the charging the surface of the electrostatic imaging member and wherein charge is not accepted by the exposed surface of the electrostatic imaging member and the charge is accepted by the unexposed surface of the electrostatic imaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Yu Liu, Richard A. Klenkler