Patents by Inventor Mandakini Kanungo

Mandakini Kanungo 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).

  • Publication number: 20190240977
    Abstract: The present teachings describe a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly includes a first plate and a second plate stacked together. The printhead assembly includes a first adhesive between the first plate and the second plate for bonding the plates together. The printhead assembly includes a second adhesive surrounding an outer edge of the first adhesive wherein the second adhesive has an oxygen migration rate lower than an oxygen migration rate of the first adhesive. An oxygen sensitive component is contained within the outer edge of the first adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Sean Campbell Hunter, Christopher Jon Laharty, Jonathan Robert Brick, John Milton Brookfield, Tony Russell Rogers, Michael Joel Edwards, Hong Zhao, Mandakini Kanungo, Yanjia Zuo, Daniel R. Hahn, Santokh S. Badesha, John R. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20190224992
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a surface treatment device that is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder with two types of surface treatments. The device is capable of producing a plasma or a flame at its nozzle for surface treatment. By controlling the materials supplied to the device and the way in which is operated, either a flame or plasma is produced. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Patent number: 10328718
    Abstract: A system for printing on a multi-dimensional object includes a plurality of print heads, and a printing chase configured to receive an object holder for an object and provide accurate registration of the object. The system further includes an actuator configured to move the printing chase relative to the print heads. The system is configured to receive information corresponding to an object holder mounted on the printing chase, determine a position of at least one printable area using the retrieved information, receive information relating to print data to be printed on the at least one printable area, use the determined position of the at least one printable area to control a movement of the printing chase relative to the print heads, and operate the print heads to eject marking material onto the at least one printable area to print data on the at least one printable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jack T. LeStrange, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10331109
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object printer uses stereolithography to form a structure and then embed one or more objects in the structure. The printer includes a controller that operates a source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to cure a portion of a liquid photopolymer at an interface between the liquid photopolymer and the external surface of an embedded object with reference to a meniscus formed between the liquid photopolymer and the external surface of an embedded object. The incorporation of the embedded object speeds formation of the final object and increases the durability of the final object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chu-Heng Liu, David A. Mantell, Barry P. Mandel, Mandakini Kanungo
  • Patent number: 10322583
    Abstract: The present teachings describe a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly includes a first plate and a second plate stacked together. The printhead assembly includes a first adhesive between the first plate and the second plate for bonding the plates together. The printhead assembly includes a second adhesive surrounding an outer edge of the first adhesive wherein the second adhesive has an oxygen migration rate lower than an oxygen migration rate of the first adhesive. An oxygen sensitive component is contained within the outer edge of the first adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Sean Campbell Hunter, Christopher Jon Laharty, Jonathan Robert Brick, John Milton Brookfield, Tony Russell Rogers, Michael Joel Edwards, Hong Zhao, Mandakini Kanungo, Yanjia Zuo, Daniel R. Hahn, Santokh S. Badesha, John R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10300711
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a surface treatment device that is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder with two types of surface treatments. The device is capable of producing a plasma or a flame at its nozzle for surface treatment. By controlling the materials supplied to the device and the way in which is operated, either a flame or plasma is produced. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Publication number: 20190084330
    Abstract: A system for printing at least one stretchable ink on a thermoformable substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The system includes an unwinder, a printing module and a rewinder. The unwinder is arranged to feed the thermoformable substrate from a first roll into a printing module. The printing module includes a flood coater arranged to deposit a coating layer on the first surface of the thermoformable substrate. The rewinder is arranged to receive the thermoformable substrate and to form the thermoformable substrate into a second roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Xin Yang, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf, Anthony Salvatore Condello, Jack Thomas LeStrange
  • Publication number: 20190031791
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing, in-situ, the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce light absorption by unreacted photoinitiator in the cured film; measuring the absorbance of the cured film; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured absorbance and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Publication number: 20190033137
    Abstract: A method for evaluating curing in an ink composition comprises depositing an ink composition on the surface of an object via a direct-to-object inkjet printing system to form a film thereon, the ink composition comprising a photoinitiator capable of initiating a free radical polymerization process in the ink composition upon the absorption of light to cure the deposited film and a fluorophore capable of emitting viscosity-dependent fluorescence upon the absorption of light; exposing, in-situ, the deposited film to light generated by a first source of light under conditions which initiate the free radical polymerization process to cure the deposited film; exposing the cured film to light generated by a second source of light under conditions which induce fluorescence emission by the fluorophore in the cured film; measuring the fluorescence emission; and determining a degree of cure in the cured film from the measured fluorescence emission and predetermined calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mandakini Kanungo, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter Knausdorf, Xin Yang, Anthony S. Condello
  • Patent number: 10175162
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a workflow method and system associated with a paper-based sensor. Specifically, provided is a paper-based sensor workflow including printing of customized security sensing information and bio-reagents to produce a paper-based sensor, applying a test material, such as, but not limited to, blood, to the paper-based sensor, capturing an image of the paper-based sensor and performing a colorimetric process; and performing one or more analytics to produce results associated with the test material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Y. Jia, Mandakini Kanungo, Wei Hong, Jing Zhou
  • Patent number: 10150898
    Abstract: An adhesive compound can include an uncured epoxy film having a curing temperature between about 80° C. and about 300° C. The uncured epoxy film can include a cresol novolac epoxy resin and a bisphenol A epoxy resin. The uncured epoxy film can have a thickness between about 0.1 mil and about 5 mil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yanjia Zuo, Mandakini Kanungo, Hong Zhao, John R. Andrews, Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Mark A. Cellura, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Publication number: 20180345562
    Abstract: A direct-to-object printer includes an ultraviolet (UV) curing verification subsystem. The verification subsystem includes a ribbon that frictionally engages an image on an object that contains UV curable material. An imaging device generates image data of the ribbon that engaged the image and the image data is processed to determine whether any uncured UV material is present on the ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Knausdorf, Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Publication number: 20180345683
    Abstract: A printer includes an ultraviolet (UV) curing device having UV light emitting diodes (LEDs) to cure UV curable inks ejected onto a surface after the surface travels past a plurality of printheads in the printer. A UV detector having UV sensors is positioned opposite the UV curing device so the UV sensors and UV LEDs are opposite one another in a one-to-one correspondence. A controller operates the UV curing device to direct UV light into the UV detector and receives electrical signals generated by the UV sensors. The controller compares these electrical signals to a predetermined threshold to identify defective LEDs in the UV curing device. The controller then determines how to move the UV curing device across the path of the surface to irradiate areas of the surface previously opposite the defective UV LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. LeStrange, Xin Yang, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Publication number: 20180319178
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a surface treatment device that is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder with two types of surface treatments. The device is capable of producing a plasma or a flame at its nozzle for surface treatment. By controlling the materials supplied to the device and the way in which is operated, either a flame or plasma is produced. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Publication number: 20180304643
    Abstract: A surface treatment system includes a holder configured to secure an object within the holder and a plurality of surface treatment devices. Each surface treatment device is configured to treat a surface of the object within the holder differently than each of the other surface treatment devices in the plurality of surface treatment devices. A controller is configured to operate the surface treatment devices independently of one another so less than all of the devices can be operated to treat an object surface. Thus, the surface treatment system is capable of treating a wide range of materials for printing by a direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jack T. LeStrange, Anthony S. Condello, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf
  • Publication number: 20180304548
    Abstract: A method for curing a three dimensional (3D) printed part is disclosed. For example, the method includes adding a layer of a build material, curing the layer of the build material using a first light source having a first wavelength, repeating the adding and the curing using the light source having the first wavelength for a predefined number of layers, adding a final top layer of the build material to form the 3D printed part and curing the final top layer of the build material using a second light source having a second wavelength that is different than the first wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Mandakini Kanungo, Paul McConville, Patrick Jun Howe
  • Publication number: 20180281302
    Abstract: A print system and a method for confirming complete curing of a marking material are disclosed. For example, the print system includes a plurality of printheads arranged in a two-dimensional array, a curing light source, a curing confirmation system, a movable member to hold an object and a controller to control movement of the movable member to move the object past the array of printheads, to operate the plurality of printheads to eject the marking material onto the object as the object passes the two-dimensional array of printheads, to operate the curing light source to cure the marking material and to operate the curing confirmation system to confirm that the curing of the marking material is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. LeStrange, Peter J. Knausdorf, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Publication number: 20180281460
    Abstract: A system for printing on a multi-dimensional object includes a plurality of print heads, and a printing chase configured to receive an object holder for an object and provide accurate registration of the object. The system further includes an actuator configured to move the printing chase relative to the print heads. The system is configured to receive information corresponding to an object holder mounted on the printing chase, determine a position of at least one printable area using the retrieved information, receive information relating to print data to be printed on the at least one printable area, use the determined position of the at least one printable area to control a movement of the printing chase relative to the print heads, and operate the print heads to eject marking material onto the at least one printable area to print data on the at least one printable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jack T. LeStrange, Mandakini Kanungo, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10052874
    Abstract: A method for forming an ink jet printhead comprises processing an epoxy adhesive such that negative effects from physical contact with particular inks are reduced or eliminated. Conventional adhesives processed using conventional techniques are known to gain weight and squeeze out when exposed to certain inks such as ultraviolet inks, solid inks, and aqueous inks. An embodiment of the present teachings can include processing of a particular adhesive such that the resulting epoxy adhesive is suitable for printhead applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yanjia Zuo, Mandakini Kanungo, Hong Zhao, Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Mark A. Cellura, Santokh S. Badesha, John R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10052888
    Abstract: A printer includes an ultraviolet (UV) curing device having UV light emitting diodes (LEDs) to cure UV curable inks ejected onto a surface after the surface travels past a plurality of printheads in the printer. A UV detector having UV sensors is positioned opposite the UV curing device so the UV sensors and UV LEDs are opposite one another in a one-to-one correspondence. A controller operates the UV curing device to direct UV light into the UV detector and receives electrical signals generated by the UV sensors. The controller compares these electrical signals to a predetermined threshold to identify defective LEDs in the UV curing device. The controller then determines how to move the UV curing device across the path of the surface to irradiate areas of the surface previously opposite the defective UV LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. LeStrange, Xin Yang, Mandakini Kanungo, Peter J. Knausdorf