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).

  • Patent number: 6669850
    Abstract: A purification process composed of: contacting a contaminated composition including an optional fluid, a polymer, and an impurity with an adsorbent composition including an adsorbent, wherein the adsorbent is selected from the group consisting of an alumina and a magnesium sulfate, wherein a portion of the impurity binds to the adsorbent, wherein the polymer is a polycarbonate, a carbazole, a polyarylate, or a copolyester having the formula where n is the degree of polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Markus R. Silvestri, Damodar M. Pai, Samuel Kaplan, Raymond K. Crandall, Kathleen M. Carmichael, David J. Maty
  • Publication number: 20020150408
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: 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: 6444386
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member containing a supporting substrate, a hole blocking layer thereover, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and wherein the hole blocking layer is generated from crosslinking an organosilane (I) in the presence of a hydroxy-functionalized polymer (II) for example, wherein R is alkyl or aryl, R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkoxy, aryloxy, acyloxy, halide, cyano, and amino; A and B are respectively divalent and trivalent repeating units of polymer (II); D is a divalent linkage; x and y represent the mole fractions of the repeating units of A and B, respectively, and wherein x is from about 0 to about 0.99, and y is from about 0.01 to about 1, and wherein the sum of x+y is equal to about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ping Liu, Cheng-Kuo Hsiao, Beng S. Ong, Timothy J. Fuller, Huoy-Jen Yuh, Helen R. Cherniack, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20020076632
    Abstract: Aryldiamine charge transporting molecules for a charge transport layer of an imaging member have a higher mobility by increasing the number of phenyl groups between the nitrogen atoms of the aryldiamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Yanus, Damador M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Timothy J. Fuller, Andronique Ioannidis
  • Patent number: 6287737
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of a 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 crosslinked polymer derived from the reaction of a silyl-functionalized hydroxyalkyl polymer of Formula (I) with an organosilane of Formula (II) and water wherein A, B, D, and F represent the segments of the polymer backbone; E is an electron transporting moiety; X is selected from the group consisting of halide, cyano, alkoxy, acyloxy, and aryloxy; a, b, c, and d are mole fractions of the repeating monomer units such that the sum of a+b+c+d is equal to 1; R is alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, or substituted aryl; and R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, acyloxy, halogen, cyano, and amino, subject to the provision that two of R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkoxy, aryl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Beng S. Ong, Ping Liu, Cheng-Kuo Hsiao, Huoy-Jen Yuh, John S. Chambers, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Kathleen M. Carmichael
  • Patent number: 6242144
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member including a substrate, a charge generating layer, and a charge transport layer including a hole transport host material, a trace amount of a shallow trap dopant having a shallow trap electrochemical oxidation potential between about 0.02 volt and about 1.5 volts lower than that of the hole transport host and a film forming binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Bih Lin, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus, Richard H. Nealey, Harold F. Hammond, Cindy C. Chen, Kenny-tuan T. Dinh, James M. Markovics
  • Patent number: 6207334
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member including a substrate, a charge generating layer, a charge transport layer, and an overcoat layer including a polyvinyl butyral film forming binder, a cross linked polyamide film forming binder, and a hole transport material. A process for forming an overcoated imaging member is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny-tuan T. Dinh, Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri, Paul J. Defeo, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Robert W. Nolley
  • Patent number: 6200716
    Abstract: A photoreceptor including: (a) a substrate; (b) a charge blocking layer comprising a polymer polymerized fiom at least one monomer including vinylbenzyl alcohol monomer; and (c) at least one imaging layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Huoy-Jen Yuh, John S. Chambers, Harold F. Hammond, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Markus R. Silvestri, Helen R. Cherniack
  • Patent number: 6200715
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member including a support member, a charge generating layer and a charge transport layer, the charge transport layer including a cross linked matrix derived from a cross linkable aromatic polymer with substituent groups containing unsaturated carbon to carbon double bond, the substituent groups being free of any urethane linkage and attached to phenylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Ram S. Narang, William W. Limburg, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 6197464
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member including a substrate, a charge generating layer, a charge transport layer, and an overcoat layer formed from a solution including a first cross linkable polyamide film forming binder free of methyl methoxy groups, an optional second cross linkable polyamide film forming binder containing methyl methoxy groups, a cross linking catalyst and a hole transport material. A process for forming an overcoated imaging member is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny-tuan T. Dinh, Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri, Paul J. Defeo, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Robert W. Nolley, William W. Limburg, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 6194111
    Abstract: A crosslinkable charge transport layer material for a photoconductor includes at least one poly(arylene ether alcohol), at least one polyisocyanate crosslinking agent and at least one charge transport material dispersed in a solvent. The crosslinkable charge transport layer material is crosslinked following application of the coating solution to the photoconductor. The photoconductor including such crosslinked charge transport layer exhibits excellent wear resistance so as to have long life, thereby reducing the cost of electrophotographic printing machines employing such photoconductors therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, Paul J. De Feo, Dale S. Renfer, Anthony T. Ward, William W. Limburg, Harold F. Hammond, Robert W. Nolley
  • Patent number: 6190818
    Abstract: A process for forming a dispersion including forming a mixture including agglomerates of primary particles, a film forming binder and a solvent for the binder, the primary particles having an average size of less than about 500 nanometers, applying sufficient heat energy to the mixture while stirring to disintegrate the agglomerates into separate primary particles having an average size of less than about 500 nanometers to form a dispersion substantially free of agglomerates, and slowly cooling the dispersion to maintain separation between the primary particles in the dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andronique Ioannidis, Markus R. Silvestri, Andrew R. Melnyk, Harry F. Freitas, Jr., John S. Chambers, Harold F. Hammond, Cindy C. Chen
  • Patent number: 6177238
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink jet printhead containing a polymer of the formula wherein P is a substituent which enables crosslinking of the polymer, a, b, c, and d are each integers of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that at least one of a, b, c, and d is equal to or greater than 1 in at least some of the monomer repeat units of the polymer, A is or a mixture of wherein R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or mixtures thereof, B is one of specified groups, such as or mixtures thereof, and n is an integer representing the number of repeating monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Ram S. Narang, William W. Limburg, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 6174636
    Abstract: Disclosed is an imaging member which comprises a conductive substrate, a photogenerating material, and a binder comprising a polymer of the formula wherein A is or a mixture of wherein R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or mixtures thereof, B is one of specified groups, such as or mixtures thereof, and n is an integer representing the number of repeating monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Ram S. Narang, William W. Limburg, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 6171741
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member is improved in light shock resistance by including in the charge transport layer a light shock resisting additive of triethanolamine, morpholine, an imidazole or mixtures thereof. The imaging member preferably has a charge generating layer containing hydroxygallium phthalocyanine, alkoxygallium phthalocyanine and mixtures thereof as the photogenerating particles. The method of rendering an imaging member including such a charge generating layer acceptably resistant to light shock includes forming a charge transport layer in association with the charge generating layer to contain the light shock resisting additive of triethanolamine, morpholine, an imidazole or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kent J. Evans, Kathleen M. Carmichael, James B. O'Leary, Damodar M. Pai, Donald P. Sullivan, Markus R. Silvestri, James C. Lamy
  • Patent number: 6139999
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging member includingat least one photographic imaging layer anda partially electrically conductive overcoat layer includingfinely divided charge injection enabling particles dispersed ina charge transporting continuous matrix including a cross linked polyamide, charge transport molecules and oxidized charge transport molecules, the continuous matrix being formed from a solution selected from the group includinga first solution includingcrosslinkable alcohol soluble polyamide containing methoxy methyl groups attached to amide nitrogen atoms,an acid having a pK.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Paul J. DeFeo, Anthony T. Ward, Dale S. Renfer, Harold F. Hammond, Merlin E. Scharfe, Markus R. Silvestri, William W. Limburg
  • Patent number: 6132913
    Abstract: A crosslinkable coating composition including an alcohol soluble acrylated polyamide containing alkoxymethyl or alkoxyalkylmethyl groups attached to amide nitrogen atoms, a crosslinking catalyst and a mixture of a hydroxy functionalized aromatic diamine with a hydroxy functionalized triarylamine. A coating is formed from this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, William W. Limburg, Markus R. Silvestri, Dale S. Renfer, Anthony T. Ward, Paul J. DeFeo, Harold F. Hammond, Robert W. Nolley
  • Patent number: 6132912
    Abstract: A photoconductive imaging member comprised of a supporting substrate, a layer (1) thereover, a photogenerating layer and a charge transport layer, and wherein said layer (1) is generated from a mixture of a polyhydroxyalkylacrylate, and an amino alkyltrialkoxysilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, Damodar M. Pai, John F. Yanus, Markus R. Silvestri, Huoy-Jen Yuh, John S. Chambers, Harold F. Hammond, Susan M. Vandusen, Dennis J. Prosser, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Robert C. U. Yu, Neil S. Patterson
  • Patent number: 6127077
    Abstract: A photoreceptor having a substrate, including: (a) a charge generating layer; (b) a first charge transport layer having a first charge carrier mobility value; and (c) a second charge transport layer having a second charge carrier mobility value, wherein the first charge transport layer is closer to the charge generating layer than the second charge transport layer and the second charge transport layer is contiguous to the first charge transport layer, wherein the second charge carrier mobility value is higher than the first charge carrier mobility value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Damodar M. Pai, Chu-Heng Liu, John F. Yanus, Timothy J. Fuller, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Patent number: 6117967
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer of the formula ##STR1## wherein A is ##STR2## or a mixture of ##STR3## wherein R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or mixtures thereof, B is one of specified groups, such as ##STR4## or mixtures thereof, and n is an integer representing the number of repeating monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Damodar M. Pai, Markus R. Silvestri, Ram S. Narang, William W. Limburg, Dale S. Renfer