Patents by Inventor Michael Joel Edwards

Michael Joel Edwards 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160332445
    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: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    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: 9427969
    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: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20150158298
    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: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: 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: 8672470
    Abstract: A method implemented in an imaging device senses the remaining life of a drum maintenance system in the imaging device. The method includes detecting a buoyant member, which is pivotably coupled to a proboscis extending from an end cap of a reservoir in a reservoir of the DMU, reaching a predetermined position in the reservoir and then updating an estimate of the remaining release agent in the reservoir with reference to a total media area and total inked area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Publication number: 20130241989
    Abstract: A method implemented in an imaging device senses the remaining life of a drum maintenance system in the imaging device. The method includes detecting a buoyant member, which is pivotably coupled to a proboscis extending from an end cap of a reservoir in a reservoir of the DMU, reaching a predetermined position in the reservoir and then updating an estimate of the remaining release agent in the reservoir with reference to a total media area and total inked area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Patent number: 8496327
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a float sensor. The float sensor has a buoyant member that is pivotably coupled to a proboscis extending from the end cap into the bottle and movement of the buoyant member enables detection of the release agent in the bottle reaching a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Publication number: 20120194601
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a float sensor. The float sensor has a buoyant member that is pivotably coupled to a proboscis extending from the end cap into the bottle and movement of the buoyant member enables detection of the release agent in the bottle reaching a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Patent number: 8152293
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a float sensor. The float sensor operates to detect the release agent in the bottle reaching a predetermined minimum level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Patent number: 8042930
    Abstract: A method of servicing a customer replaceable unit of an imaging device includes providing a customer replaceable unit configured for insertion and removal from an imaging device. The customer replaceable unit includes at least an applicator configured to apply a release agent to a surface of an intermediate transfer drum of the imaging device, a reservoir including a supply of the release agent for the applicator, a delivery pump configured to pump release agent from the reservoir to the applicator, a recirculation pump configured to pump release agent from the applicator to the reservoir, and a memory including operational data for the customer replaceable unit. A maintenance procedure is then performed on the customer replaceable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Publication number: 20110197669
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a float sensor. The float sensor operates to detect the release agent in the bottle reaching a predetermined minimum level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Patent number: 7931363
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes an applicator configured to apply a release agent to a surface of an intermediate transfer drum of an imaging device at a first flow rate, and a reservoir spaced from the applicator including a supply of the release agent for the applicator. A first fluid path fluidly couples the reservoir to the applicator for delivering release agent to the applicator; and a second fluid path fluidly couples the applicator to the reservoir for recirculating release agent back to the reservoir. A delivery pump is configured to pump release agent from the reservoir to the applicator via the first fluid path at a second flow rate; and a recirculation pump is configured to pump release agent from the applicator to the reservoir at a third flow rate. The second flow rate is greater than the first flow rate, and the third flow rate is greater than the second flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Publication number: 20100271451
    Abstract: A method of servicing a customer replaceable unit of an imaging device includes providing a customer replaceable unit configured for insertion and removal from an imaging device. The customer replaceable unit includes at least an applicator configured to apply a release agent to a surface of an intermediate transfer drum of the imaging device, a reservoir including a supply of the release agent for the applicator, a delivery pump configured to pump release agent from the reservoir to the applicator, a recirculation pump configured to pump release agent from the applicator to the reservoir, and a memory including operational data for the customer replaceable unit. A maintenance procedure is then performed on the customer replaceable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves
  • Publication number: 20100271450
    Abstract: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes an applicator configured to apply a release agent to a surface of an intermediate transfer drum of an imaging device at a first flow rate, and a reservoir spaced from the applicator including a supply of the release agent for the applicator. A first fluid path fluidly couples the reservoir to the applicator for delivering release agent to the applicator; and a second fluid path fluidly couples the applicator to the reservoir for recirculating release agent back to the reservoir. A delivery pump is configured to pump release agent from the reservoir to the applicator via the first fluid path at a second flow rate; and a recirculation pump is configured to pump release agent from the applicator to the reservoir at a third flow rate. The second flow rate is greater than the first flow rate, and the third flow rate is greater than the second flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward F. Burress, Michael Joel Edwards, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Michael Cameron Gordon, Devin Richard Bailly, Frank Alexander Weissig, Barry Daniel Reeves