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: 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
  • Publication number: 20070292782
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one polyphenyl ether of the formula wherein each R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, substituted alkoxy, and halogen, and n is from about 1 to about 10, and a thiophosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20070292788
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one C-ether of the formula wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, substituted alkoxy, and halogen, and the sum of n plus m (n+m) is from about 1 to about 10, and an optional antioxidant; and wherein a thiophosphate is contained in the photogenerating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20070292790
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one polyphenyl thioether of the formula wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, substituted alkoxy, and halogen, and n is a number of from about 1 to about 10; and wherein a thiophosphate is contained in the photogenerating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M.T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20070292785
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one polyphenyl thioether of the formula wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, and halogen; n is a number of from about 1 to about 10; and a thiophosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20070292783
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one C-ether of the formula wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, substituted alkoxy, and halogen, and the sum of n plus m (n+m) is from about 1 to about 10, and a thiophosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny-Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20070292792
    Abstract: An imaging member containing an optional supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer of at least one charge transport component, at least one polyphenyl ether of the formula wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, substituted alkoxy, and halogen, and n is a number of from about 1 to about 10; and wherein a thiophosphate is contained in the photogenerating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kenny Tuan Dinh, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Michael S. Roetker, Kent J. Evans, Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Anthony M. Horgan, Yonn K. Rasmussen, Satchidanand Mishra, Edward F. Grabowski, Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7291432
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member with linear and proportional collection efficiencies and substantially constant photoinduced characteristics comprised of a supporting substrate, and thereover in, for example, certain weight ratios, a single layer comprised of a mixture of a photogenerator component, a charge transport component, an electron transport component, and a polymer binder, and wherein the photogenerating component is a pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Bih Lin, Surendar Jevadev, Markus R. Silvestri, James M. Markovics, Andronique Ioannidis, Linda L. Ferrarese, John S. Chambers, Anna M. Main
  • Patent number: 7280791
    Abstract: A weldable intermediate transfer belt having a substrate with a homogeneous composition of polyaniline in an amount of from about 2 to about 25 percent by weight of total solids, and a thermoplastic polyimide in an amount of from about 75 to about 98 percent by weight of total solids, and the polyaniline has a particle size of from about 0.5 to about 5.0 microns, and an apparatus for forming images on a recording medium and incorporating the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Goodman, Satish R. Parikh, Edward F. Grabowski, Matthew J. Torpey, M John Hinckel, Michael S. Roetker, Markus R. Silvestri, John J. Darcy, III, David W. Martin, Scott J. Griffin, Felix J. Santana, Robert J. Flanagan, Joellen Simone, Robert C. U. Yu, John P. Kerwawycz, Satchidanand Mishra
  • 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: 7251419
    Abstract: A method for determining the approximate surface conductivity of a photoreceptor surface. The method involves forming a latent image of a series of lines of different widths on the surface, developing the image, and then printing the image. Based on which lines print, the surface conductivity can be computed once the developability of isolated lines is established through a calibration procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Surendar Jeyadev, Gary A. Batt, Dale S. Renfer
  • 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: 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: 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: 7130569
    Abstract: A weldable intermediate transfer belt having a substrate with a homogeneous composition of polyaniline in an amount of from about 2 to about 25 percent by weight of total solids, and a thermoplastic polyimide in an amount of from about 75 to about 98 percent by weight of total solids, and the polyaniline has a particle size of from about 0.5 to about 5.0 microns, and an apparatus for forming images on a recording medium and incorporating the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Goodman, Satish R. Parikh, Edward F. Grabowski, Matthew J. Torpey, M John Hinckel, Michael S. Roetker, Markus R. Silvestri, John J. Darcy, III, David W. Martin, Scott J. Griffin, Felix J. Santana, Robert J. Flanagan, Joellen Simone, Robert C. U. Yu, John P. Kerwawycz, Satchidanand Mishra
  • Patent number: 7125633
    Abstract: An imaging member having a charge transport layer with multiple regions or layers is provided. The charge transport layer includes at least two charge transport layers coated from solutions of different components and concentrations, wherein the second (top) transport layer comprises a lower concentration of different charge transport compound than the first (bottom) charge transport layer. The charge transport compound included in the second (top) charge transport layer is a high mobility hole transport compound. The charge transport compound in each layer is dissolved or molecularly dispersed in an electrically inactive film forming polymer to form a solid solution. In such a construction, the resulting dual charge transport layer exhibits enhanced cracking suppression, improves wear resistance, provides excellent imaging member electrical performance, and delivers improved print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Satchidanand Mishra, Houy Jen Yuh, Anthony M. Horgan, Markus R. Silvestri, Robert C. Yu, Yuh Tong, Dale Renfer, Kenny-tuan Dinh, Geoff Foley, Jack Yanus, Timothy Fuller
  • 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: 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