Patents by Inventor Markus R. Silvestri

Markus R. Silvestri 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: 20180254280
    Abstract: A circular printed memory device and a method for fabricating the circular printed memory device are disclosed. For example, the circular printed memory device includes a base substrate, a plurality of bottom electrodes arranged in a circular pattern on the base substrate, a ferroelectric layer on top of the plurality of bottom electrodes and a single top electrode on the ferroelectric layer that contacts each one of the plurality of bottom electrodes via the ferroelectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher David Blair, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 9869945
    Abstract: The present teachings described a bias charging member and a method of manufacture. The bias charging member includes a conductive core and an outer surface layer disposed on the conductive core. The outer surface layer includes a water soluble polyamide resin, and a water soluble aminoplast resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Christopher D. Blair, Xiaolu Wen, Amy C. Porter, Lin Ma, Lanhui Zhang, Markus R. Silvestri, Aaron M. Stuckey, Manuel A. Ortiz-Casasus
  • Patent number: 9851647
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and where the charge transport layer contains a mixture of a charge transport component and a polycarbonate AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Lanhui Zhang, Jimmy E. Kelly, Mark S. Thomas, Min-Hong Fu, Lin Ma, Markus R. Silvestri, Marc J. LiVecchi, Robert W. Hedrick, Linda L. Ferrarese
  • Publication number: 20160306288
    Abstract: The present teachings described a bias charging member and a method of manufacture. The bias charging member includes a conductive core and an outer surface layer disposed on the conductive core. The outer surface layer includes a water soluble polyamide resin, and a water soluble aminoplast resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Christopher D. Blair, Xiaolu Wen, Amy C. Porter, Lin Ma, Lanhui Zhang, Markus R. Silvestri, Aaron M. Stuckey, Manuel A. Ortiz-Casasus
  • Patent number: 9405254
    Abstract: Described herein is a device that generates a beam of light with uniform intensity. The device includes an array of light sources. The light generated passes through a beam splitter. One beam is used for feedback to maintain uniform intensity. The other beam passes through a barrel which is used to mold the beam with uniform intensity into the desired shape and to reduce divergence. The device can be used as part of a quality control system for testing a photoreceptor drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Edward A. Domm, Mario Errico, Charles Hubert Henry Howes, Martin John Hinckel, Surendar Jeyadev, Nancy L. Belknap
  • Publication number: 20150147075
    Abstract: Described herein is a device that generates a beam of light with uniform intensity. The device includes an array of light sources. The light generated passes through a beam splitter. One beam is used for feedback to maintain uniform intensity. The other beam passes through a barrel which is used to mold the beam with uniform intensity into the desired shape and to reduce divergence. The device can be used as part of a quality control system for testing a photoreceptor drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Edward A. Domm, Mario Errico, Charles Hubert Henry Howes, Martin John Hinckel, Surendar Jeyadev, Nancy L. Belknap
  • Patent number: 8859667
    Abstract: Transparent or semi-transparent, electrically conductive anti-curl back coating composite for electrophotographic imaging member comprising a carbon nanotube complex and a polycarbonate binder are described along with processes for preparing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Grabowski, Kock-Yee Law, Markus R. Silvestri, Donald J. Goodman, Dale S. Renfer, Ryan J. Ehmann, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Scott J. Griffin, Jonathan H. Herko, Michael S. Roetker
  • Patent number: 8668976
    Abstract: There is described an intermediate transfer member comprising a seamless layer comprising a polyphenylsulfone and a polysiloxane having dispersed therein carbon black particles. The composition used to manufacture the seamless intermediate transfer member is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Jonathan H. Herko, Francisco J. Lopez, Kyle B. Tallman, Dante M. Pietrantoni, David W. Martin, Yuhua Tong, Michael S. Roetker, Scott J. Griffin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20120183729
    Abstract: There is described an intermediate transfer member comprising a seamless layer comprising a polyphenylsulfone and a polysiloxane having dispersed therein carbon black particles. The composition used to manufacture the seamless intermediate transfer member is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Jonathan H. Herko, Francisco J. Lopez, Kyle Bruce Tallman, Dante M. Pietrantoni, David W. Martin, Yuhua Tong, Michael S. Roetker, Scott J. Griffin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 8169210
    Abstract: In the illustrated embodiment of the invention a scanning system is provided for scanning a chargeable surface for latent image detection. The chargeable surface is charged to a first potential, and a scanner probe is charged to a second potential within a predetermined potential difference from the first potential. The scanner probe is oscillated at a selected frequency and reads or measures the oscillation current that is induced from the oscillation and detects any latent images or other electrostatic distributions on the chargeable surface. A processor processes the probe measurements for determining the potential of a latent image on the chargeable surface based on the scanner probe readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Johann Junginger, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 8119316
    Abstract: A photoconductor comprising a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer comprised of at least one charge transport component, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a thiuram sulfide additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Bih Lin, Daniel V Levy, Jin Wu, Markus R Silvestri
  • Patent number: 8098925
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate in general to electrophotographic imaging members, such as layered photoreceptor structures, and processes for making and using the same. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an improved photoreceptor that exhibits little to no response to injected charges and demonstrates excellent ghosting properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Jin Wu, M. John Hinckel, David M. Skinner, Kent J. Evans, Robert J. Meyer, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 8053151
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer comprised of at least one charge transport component, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a suitable phosphonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Markus R Silvestri, J. Robinson Cowdery-Corvan, David M Skinner, Jean D Van Epps, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7989126
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and where the at least one charge transport layer and the photogenerating layer contain a metal mercaptoimidazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Markus R Silvestri, Sherri A Colon, Daniel V Levy
  • Patent number: 7981579
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one, charge transport layer, such as 1, 2, 3, or 4 layers, and more specifically, 2 layers, and wherein the photogenerating layer contains a thiadiazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Markus R Silvestri, Dale S Renfer, Ryan J Ehmann
  • Patent number: 7964329
    Abstract: An imaging member with a unique overcoat composition adapted for forming protective, scratch-resistant overcoats is disclosed. The overcoat composition comprises a binder component that includes particular proportions of a acrylated polyol and propylene glycol. The overcoat composition also comprises a transport agent and a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Dale S. Renfer, Kendra M. Giza, Michael L. Mehan, Susan M. Vandusen, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus
  • Patent number: 7935466
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer that contains at least one charge transport component, and where the photogenerating layer contains a benzothiazolesulfenimide additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Bih Lin, Daniel V Levy, Dale S Renfer, Markus R Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20110086299
    Abstract: Embodiments pertain to a novel imaging member, namely, an imaging member or photoreceptor comprising a removable protective outer layer which comprises light-absorbing material which substantially prevents any light absorption by the overcoat layer. Thus, the light-absorbing material reduces the intrinsic light shock suffered by conventional overcoat layers without negatively impacting electrical properties of the overcoat layer while improving print quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Johann Junginger, Vladislav Skorokhod
  • Patent number: 7862967
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes a supporting substrate, a first photogenerating layer, a second photogenerating layer and at least one charge transport layer. The first photogenerating layer contains, for example, a phthalocyanine pigment, and the second photogenerating layer contains a different phthalocyanine pigment than the first photogenerating layer phthalocyanine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Markus R. Silvestri, Kent J. Evans, Daniel V. Levy, Michael A. Morgan, M. John Hinckel, Liang-Bih Lin
  • Patent number: 7851551
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of poly(vinylbenzyl alcohol) by, for example the hydrolysis of poly(vinylbenzyl acetate) in the presence of a basic catalyst in an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Markus R. Silvestri, Kenny-Tuan T Dinh, Yuhua Tong