Patents by Inventor John F. Yanus

John F. Yanus 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: 7314694
    Abstract: An imaging member comprised of a hole blocking layer, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and wherein the hole blocking layer is comprised of a metal alkyoxide, an amino siloxane, and at least one polymer binder containing epoxy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Nancy L. Belknap, John F. Yanus, Jin Wu
  • Publication number: 20070298342
    Abstract: A photoconductor containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer comprised of at least one charge transport component wherein the at least one charge transport component is comprised of aryl amine molecules of the formula wherein X and Y are each independently alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, a halogen, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a titanyl phthalocyanine prepared by dissolving a Type I titanyl phthalocyanine in a solution comprising a trihaloacetic acid and an alkylene halide; adding the mixture comprising the dissolved Type I titanyl phthalocyanine to a solution comprising an alcohol and an alkylene halide thereby precipitating a Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine; and treating the Type Y titanyl phthalocyanine with monohalobenzene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, John F. Yanus, Satish R. Parikh, Anthony M. Horgan, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M.T. Foley, Satchidanand Mishra, Markus R. Silvestri, J. Robinson Cowdery-Corvan, David M. Skinner, Edward F. Grabowski, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Donald J. Goodman, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7309551
    Abstract: An imaging member includes a substrate, a charge generating layer, a charge transport layer, and an outer overcoat layer including an electron conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, John F. Yanus, Anthony M. Horgan, T. Edwin Freeman, Jin Wu
  • Publication number: 20070254223
    Abstract: An imaging member is disclosed with a charge transport layer comprising a dimethyl terphenyl diamine having the structure of Formula (I): wherein n is an integer from 0 to about 18. The resulting imaging member has enhanced performance properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: John F. Yanus, Markus Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7267917
    Abstract: A charge transport layer composition for a photoreceptor includes at least a binder, at least one arylamine charge transport material, e.g., N,N?-diphenyl-N,N?-bis(3-methylphenyl)-(1,1?-biphenyl)-4,4?-diamine, and at least one polymer containing carboxylic acid groups or groups capable of forming carboxylic acid groups. The charge transport layer forms a layer of photoreceptor, which also includes an optional anti-curl layer, a substrate, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a charge generating layer, and optionally one or more overcoat or protective layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Markus R. Silvestri, Michael E. Zak, John F. Yanus, Min-Hong Fu, David M. Skinner, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Colleen A. Helbig, Dale S. Renfer, John A. Bergfjord, Sr., Susan M. Van Dusen, Anthony M. Horgan, Jin Wu, Steven M. Sterling
  • Patent number: 7244485
    Abstract: A seamed flexible belt having a substrate and a seam having interlocking seam members, wherein the interlocking seam members are held together by an adhesive having polyamide and an optional electrically conductive filler, for use in electrostatographic, contact electrostatic, digital and other like printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph A. Mosher, T. Edwin Freeman, Theodore Lovallo, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri, Gerald M. Fletcher, Antonio DeCrescentis, Ihor W. Tarnawskyj
  • Patent number: 7232634
    Abstract: A charge transport layer for an imaging member comprising a charge transport material with a nitrogen molecular defense system not exhibiting early onset of charge transport layer fatigue cracking. The nitrogen molecular defense system includes attaching bulky organic groups to charge transport materials. The bulky groups aid in preventing recrystallization of the charge transport molecule and shield the nitrogen from molecular attack, such as by oxidation. The charge transport layer exhibits excellent wear resistance, excellent electrical performance, and outstanding print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Timothy J. Fuller, Sean X. Pan, John F. Yanus, Alexander N. Klymachyov, Min-Hong Fu, Dennis J. Prosser, Susan M. VanDusen
  • Patent number: 7226712
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of an optional supporting substrate, a hole blocking layer thereover, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and wherein the hole blocking layer is comprised of a pyrolyzed polyacrylonitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Helen R. Cherniack, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus, Yuhua Tong, Dale S. Renfer, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Merlin E. Scharfe, Steven M. Sterling
  • Patent number: 7205081
    Abstract: An imaging method utilizing an imaging member containing a supporting substrate, a layer of a charge carrier injecting surface, a hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a layer of a charge carrier transport material, a layer of an charge carrier generating material, an optional charge trapping layer, a crossed linked silicone rubber, and an electrically insulating overcoating layer. The member is first charged with electrostatic charges of a first polarity, charged a second time with electrostatic charges of a polarity opposite to said first polarity in order to substantially neutralize the charges residing on the electrically insulating surface of the member and exposed to an imagewise pattern of activating electromagnetic radiation whereby an electrostatic latent image is formed. The electrostatic latent image may be developed to form a visible image which may be transferred to a receiver member. The imaging member may be reused after erasure and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Merlin E. Scharfe, Richard L. Schank, William W. Limburg, Damodar M. Pai, Dale S. Renfer, John F. Yanus, Paul J. DeFeo
  • Patent number: 7192678
    Abstract: A charge transport layer composition for a photoreceptor includes at least a binder and a charge transport material of about 100% to about 40% by weight of a total of the charge transport layer N,N-dimethylphenyl)-4-biphenylamine and about 0% to about 60% N,N?-dephenyl-N,N?-bis(3-methylphenyl)-(1,1?-biphenyl)-4,4?-diamine, and wherein the total charge transport material in the composition is 48% or less of the total solids of the composition. The charge transport layer forms a layer of a photoreceptor, which also includes an optional anti-curl layer, a substrate, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a charge generating layer, and optionally one or more overcoat or protective layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Markus R. Silvestri, Michael E. Zak, John F. Yanus, Min-Hong Fu, David M. Skinner, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Colleen A. Helbig, Dale S. Renfer, John A. Bergfjord, Sr., Susan M. Van Dusen
  • Patent number: 7144664
    Abstract: An imaging member having a substrate, a charge transport layer having charge transport materials dispersed therein, and thereover, an overcoat layer comprising a deletion control agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus
  • Patent number: 7125634
    Abstract: An imaging member includes an electroconductive support containing an electroconductive layer thereon; thereover a first layer comprising a metal alkyloxide, an amino siloxane, and a color change material dispersed in a binder; wherein the color change material is a material that reversibly changes color in the presence of a Lewis base and which color change is reversible upon exposure to light; and a charge generating layer and a charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, John F. Yanus, Jin Wu, John J. Wilbert, Nancy L Belknap, Linda L. Ferrarese
  • Patent number: 7115345
    Abstract: According to the present invention is an electrophotographic imaging member which is a thin dual layer structure comprising a top layer of a durable and wear-resistant layer and a bottom layer which is bipolar. The electrophotographic imaging member of the invention may be top surface charge generating or bottom surface charge generating and in either case has an overall negative charging mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andronique Ioannidis, Timothy J. Fuller, Nancy L. Belknap, Markus R. Silvestri, Cindy C. Chen, Timothy P. Bender, John F. Graham, James M. Duff, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, John F. Yanus, James M. Markovics, Lanhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 7094509
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer containing a binder and a fluoropolymer generated by the free radical polymerization of a fluoroalkyl(methyl)acrylate and an alkyl(methyl)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Timothy J. Fuller, Cindy C. Chen, John F. Yanus, Robert C. U. Yu, Min-Hong Fu, Lanhui Zhang, Dennis J. Prosser, Susan M. VanDusen
  • Patent number: 7074533
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member containing a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, a charge transport layer, and in contact with the charge transport layer a layer comprised of a polymer and a yellow dye of the formula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Satchidanand Mishra, John F. Yanus, Anthony M. Horgan, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Huoy-Jen Yuh, Dale S. Renfer, Yuhua Tong, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Graham
  • Patent number: 7052813
    Abstract: A charge transport layer for an imaging member comprising a first and second charge transport layer wherein the second charge transport layer comprises a charge transport component, a hindered phenol covalently bonded to a polymer, and an additional polymer binder other than the polymer containing the hindered phenol. The charge transport layer exhibits excellent wear resistance, excellent electrical performance, and excellent print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Timothy J. Fuller, Colleen A. Helbig, Kent J. Evans, John F. Yanus, Karen S. Garland, Paul J. DeFeo, Anita P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Damodar M. Pai, Dale S. Renfer, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7049038
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of an optional supporting substrate, a hole blocking layer thereover, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and wherein the hole blocking layer is comprised of a pyrolyzed polyacrylonitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Helen R. Cherniack, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus, Yuhua Tong, Dale S. Renfer, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Merlin E. Scharfe, Steven M. Sterling
  • Patent number: 7045262
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of a photogenerating layer and a charge transport layer, and wherein the charge transport layer contains a polymeric solid acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Satchidanand Mishra, Anthony M. Horgan, John F. Yanus, Dale S. Renfer, Robert C. U. Yu, Markus R. Silvestri, Cindy C. Chen, Lanhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 7026083
    Abstract: An imaging member having a substrate, a charge transport layer having charge transport materials dispersed therein, and an overcoat layer comprising trisamino triphenyl compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, John F. Yanus, Yuhua Tong, Markus R. Silvestri, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 7022445
    Abstract: A charge transport layer for an imaging member comprising a charge transport layer wherein the charge transport layer is coated in two passes and wherein the second pass comprises the application of a charge transport component and a hindered phenol covalently bonded to a polymer. The charge transport layer exhibits excellent wear resistance, excellent electrical performance, and excellent print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Timothy J. Fuller, Colleen A. Helbig, Kent J. Evans, John F. Yanus, Karen S. Garland, Paul J. DeFeo, Anita P. Lynch, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Damodar M. Pai, Dale S. Renfer, Markus R. Silvestri