Patents by Inventor Kurt I. Halfyard

Kurt I. Halfyard 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: 10799042
    Abstract: There is described a point-of-purchase display and method. The display includes one or more sheets. The one or more sheets when unfolded and assembled form the display. The display includes a back wall, a front wall, at least a side wall and a bottom wall. A printed electronic device is affixed to a surface of the one or more sheets. The printed electronic device is selected from the group consisting of: wires, insulators, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, transistors, antennas, OLEDs and sensors. A microcontroller electrically is coupled to the printed electronic device. A connection device is coupled to the printed electronic device. A modular electronic component is coupled to the connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chad S. Smithson, Yujie Zhu, Kurt I. Halfyard
  • Publication number: 20200245785
    Abstract: There is described a point-of-purchase display and method. The display includes one or more sheets. The one or more sheets when unfolded and assembled form the display. The display includes a back wall, a front wall, at least a side wall and a bottom wall. A printed electronic device is affixed to a surface of the one or more sheets. The printed electronic device is selected from the group consisting of: wires, insulators, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, transistors, antennas, OLEDs and sensors. A microcontroller electrically is coupled to the printed electronic device. A connection device is coupled to the printed electronic device. A modular electronic component is coupled to the connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chad S. Smithson, Yujie Zhu, Kurt I. Halfyard
  • Patent number: 10563079
    Abstract: An ink composition including a metal nanoparticle; at least one aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, wherein the at least one aromatic hydrocarbon solvent is compatible with the metal nanoparticles; at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, wherein the at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent is compatible with the metal nanoparticles; wherein the ink composition has a metal content of greater than about 45 percent by weight, based upon the total weight of the ink composition; wherein the ink composition has a viscosity of from about 5 to about 30 centipoise at a temperature of about 20 to about 30° C. A process for preparing the ink composition. A process for printing the ink composition comprising pneumatic aerosol printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Pedram Salami, Ping Liu, C. Geoffrey Allen, Naveen Chopra, Kurt I. Halfyard
  • Publication number: 20200031040
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a printing method and system for forming a three dimensional article. The method includes depositing a UV curable composition and applying UV radiation to cure the UV curable composition to form a 3D structure. The method includes depositing a conductive metal ink composition on a surface of the 3D structure and annealing the conductive metal ink composition at a temperature of less than the glass transition temperature of the UV curable composition to form a conductive trace on the 3D structure. The method includes depositing a second curable composition over the conductive trace; and curing second curable composition to form the 3D printed article having the conductive trace embedded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Adela Goredema, Chad Smithson, Biby E. Abraham, Michelle N. Chretien, Naveen Chopra, Kurt I. Halfyard
  • Publication number: 20200015354
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a hybrid conductive ink including: silver nanoparticles and eutectic low melting point alloy particles, wherein a weight ratio of the eutectic low melting point alloy particles and the silver nanoparticles ranges from 1:20 to 1:5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naveen CHOPRA, Barkev Keoshkerian, Chad Steven Smithson, Kurt I. Halfyard, Michelle N. Chretien
  • Patent number: 10492297
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a hybrid conductive ink including: silver nanoparticles and eutectic low melting point alloy particles, wherein a weight ratio of the eutectic low melting point alloy particles and the silver nanoparticles ranges from 1:20 to 1:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Barkev Keoshkerian, Chad Steven Smithson, Kurt I. Halfyard, Michelle N. Chretien
  • Publication number: 20180242451
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a hybrid conductive ink including: silver nanoparticles and eutectic low melting point alloy particles, wherein a weight ratio of the eutectic low melting point alloy particles and the silver nanoparticles ranges from 1:20 to 1:5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naveen CHOPRA, Barkev KEOSHKERIAN, Chad Steven SMITHSON, Kurt I. HALFYARD, Michelle N. CHRETIEN
  • Publication number: 20170253757
    Abstract: An ink composition including a metal nanoparticle; at least one aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, wherein the at least one aromatic hydrocarbon solvent is compatible with the metal nanoparticles; at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, wherein the at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent is compatible with the metal nanoparticles; wherein the ink composition has a metal content of greater than about 45 percent by weight, based upon the total weight of the ink composition; wherein the ink composition has a viscosity of from about 5 to about 30 centipoise at a temperature of about 20 to about 30° C. A process for preparing the ink composition. A process for printing the ink composition comprising pneumatic aerosol printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Pedram Salami, Ping Liu, C. Geoffrey Allen, Naveen Chopra, Kurt I. Halfyard
  • Patent number: 9374907
    Abstract: A method of forming a printed pattern on a substrate includes printing a pattern onto the substrate with a conductive ink including a conductive material, a thermoplastic binder and a solvent, curing the printed pattern, and fusing the printed pattern by feeding the printed pattern through a fusing system operated at a temperature of about 20° C. to about 130° C. above the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic binder and at least 120° C. at a minimum, a pressure of from about 50 psi to about 1500 psi, and a feed rate through the fusing system of about 1 m/min to about 100 m/min. The method may be done continuously. The method improves the sheet resistivity of the printed ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Yiliang Wu, Naveen Chopra, Cuong Vong, Michael D'Amato, Sandra J. Gardner, Kurt I. Halfyard, Adrien P. Côté
  • Patent number: 9110434
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a printing system is described having a first printer including a fuser employing fuser oil, and a coater disposed upstream or downstream from the first printer and being configured to deposit a wax coating on a portion of the substrate. A corresponding method and a substrate also are described. The system, method and substrate are useful for preparing MICR encoded documents such as checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt I. Halfyard, Christine D. Anderson, T. Brian McAneney, Gordon Sisler, George A. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140377454
    Abstract: A method of forming a printed pattern on a substrate includes printing a pattern onto the substrate with a conductive ink including a conductive material, a thermoplastic binder and a solvent, curing the printed pattern, and fusing the printed pattern by feeding the printed pattern through a fusing system operated at a temperature of about 20° C. to about 130° C. above the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic binder and at least 120° C. at a minimum, a pressure of from about 50 psi to about 1500 psi, and a feed rate through the fusing system of about 1 m/min to about 100 m/min. The method may be done continuously. The method improves the sheet resistivity of the printed ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gabriel IFTIME, Yiliang WU, Naveen CHOPRA, Cuong VONG, Michael D'AMATO, Sandra J. GARDNER, Kurt I. HALFYARD, Adrien P. CÔTÉ
  • Patent number: 8846196
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes an outer layer comprising a composite of a fluoropolymer and a networked siloxyfluorocarbon polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu, Kurt I. Halfyard, Nicoleta D. Mihai, Gordon Sisler, Guiqin Song, Edward G. Zwartz, T. Brian McAneney
  • Patent number: 8615188
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fusing method and system of tuning gloss level on a copy substrate. The method includes obtaining an image forming apparatus for forming images on a recording medium including a charge-retentive surface to receive an electrostatic latent image thereon. The method includes applying toner to the charge-retentive surface to develop an electrostatic latent image to form a developed image on the charge-retentive surface. The developed image is transferred from the charge retentive surface to a copy substrate. The toner images are fused to a surface of the copy substrate. The gloss is adjusted on the copy substrate by providing a fuser member having a surface layer a fluoroplastic matrix having dispersed therein aerogel particles wherein the greater a weight percent of the aerogel particles in the fluoroplastic matrix the lower the gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Edward G. Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kurt I. Halfyard, Yu Qi, Sandra J. Gardner, T. Brian McAneney, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8557368
    Abstract: A document comprising a substrate with a surface having cellulose hydroxy groups, an adhesion promoter present on at least a first portion of the substrate surface, and a magnetic ink image formed over the first portion of the substrate surface. The adhesion promoter comprises a silane component including at least one amino functional group and at least one of a second type of functional group that is configured to bond with cellulose hydroxyl groups in the substrate. The magnetic ink image has a magnetic signal strength of at least 80%. A corresponding printing system and a method of printing also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt I. Halfyard, T. Brian McAneney, Xan-Xing Hu, Edward Zwartz, GuiQin Song, Santokh Singh Badesha, Gordon Sisler
  • Publication number: 20130084426
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a coating that includes a inner layer having a first modulus and a first roughness; and a surface layer having a second modulus. The first modulus is greater than the second modulus. When the coating is subjected to a nip pressure the surface of the coating exhibits a surface roughness approximately equal to the first roughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Nan-Xing Hu, Kurt I. Halfyard, Gordon Sisler, Edward G. Zwartz, Erwin Ruiz, Alan R. Kuntz, Guiqin Song
  • Publication number: 20120282003
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser system member including a substrate and a topcoat layer disposed over the substrate. The topcoat layer comprises a fluoroelastomer cross-linked with amino silane wherein the topcoat is substantially free of copper oxide. A mercapto-functionalized oil is disposed on the topcoat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kurt I. Halfyard, Carolyn P. Moorlag, David J. Gervasi, Nicoleta D. Mihai, Guiqin Song, Nan-Xing Hu, T. Brian McAneney
  • Publication number: 20120244469
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials, methods, and systems for a fuser member used in electrophotographic devices and processes, wherein the fuser member can include a coating material containing a plurality of aerogel fillers dispersed in and/or bonded to a polymer matrix for providing a desired gloss level of fused toner images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward Graham Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kurt I. Halfyard, Carolyn Moorlag, Nicoleta Mihai, T. Brian McAneney, Guiqin Song
  • Publication number: 20120243924
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fusing method and system of tuning gloss level on a copy substrate. The method includes obtaining an image forming apparatus for forming images on a recording medium comprising a charge-retentive surface to receive an electrostatic latent image thereon. The method includes applying toner to the charge-retentive surface to develop an electrostatic latent image to form a developed image on the charge-retentive surface. The developed image is transferred from the charge retentive surface to a copy substrate. The toner images are fused to a surface of the copy substrate. The gloss is adjusted on the copy substrate by providing a fuser member having a surface layer a fluoroplastic matrix having dispersed therein aerogel particles wherein the greater a weight percent of the aerogel particles in the fluoroplastic matrix the lower the gloss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Edward G. Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kurt I. Halfyard, Yu Qi, Sandra J. Gardner, T. Brian McAneney, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20120156481
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser includes a layer of a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu, Kurt I. Halfyard, Nicoleta D. Mihai, Gordon Sisler, Guiqin Song, Edward G. Zwartz, T. Brian McAneney
  • Publication number: 20120157277
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes an outer layer comprising a composite of a fluoropolymer and a networked siloxyfluorocarbon polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Moorlag, Yu Qi, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu, Kurt I. Halfyard, Nicoleta D. Mihai, Gordon Sisler, Guiqin Song, Edward G. Zwartz, T. Brian McAneney