Patents by Inventor Rina Carlini

Rina Carlini 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: 9623345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process which comprises mixing an alkylated aromatic acid with a mixture comprising a first liquid and a second liquid, thereby causing formation of an organogel comprising the alkylated aromatic acid and the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: XEROX CORPORATION, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Darren A. Makeiff, Rina Carlini
  • Patent number: 9499709
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester compounds of the formulae wherein Rc is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, Rd is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, and m and n are integers representing the numbers of repeat monomer units. The materials are suitable for use in inks and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema
  • Patent number: 9109124
    Abstract: A solid ink composition comprising oligomer resins which are suitable for direct-to-paper (DTP) and/or transfix inkjet printing. In embodiments, the oligomer resins are poly/oligoester and poly/oligoesteramide compounds, which are non-wax materials having semi-crystalline properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema
  • Patent number: 9067878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an organogel which comprises: (a) an alkylated aromatic acid compound of the formula or mixtures thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 each, independently of the other, are hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, or alkyl, provided that at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is —X—Rc, wherein —X— is a linking group between Rc and the aromatic group and Rc is alkyl; and (b) an organic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Darren A. Makeiff, Rina Carlini
  • Patent number: 9017701
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an organogel which comprises: (a) an alkylated benzimidazolone compound; and (b) an organic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Darren A. Makeiff, Rina Carlini
  • Patent number: 8969611
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester compounds of the formulae wherein Rc is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, Rd is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, and m and n are integers representing the numbers of repeat monomer units. The materials are suitable for use in inks and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema
  • Patent number: 8968452
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising: (a) a crystalline trans-cinnamic diester; and (b) an amorphous oligomer of isosorbide and a diacid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adela Goredema, Rina Carlini, Caroline M. Turek, Guerino G. Sacripante, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 8952191
    Abstract: A composition including one or more ester resins useful for various applications is disclosed. For example, the composition including one or more ester resins may function as a component that is incorporated into an ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adela Goredema, Rina Carlini, Jennifer L. Belelie, Naveen Chopra, Kentaro Morimitsu
  • Patent number: 8936359
    Abstract: An ink composition including one or more ester resins, the ink composition containing an optional colorant; at least one crystalline phase-change agent; an amorphous binder agent; and optionally one or more additives; where the at least one amorphous binder agent includes at least one ester compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adela Goredema, Jennifer L. Belelie, Rina Carlini, Naveen Chopra, Kentaro Morimitsu, Corey L. Tracy, Nathan M. Bamsey
  • Patent number: 8906150
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising an ink carrier which comprises: (a) a crystalline trans-cinnamic diester; and (b) an amorphous polyterpene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adela Goredema, Rina Carlini, Caroline M. Turek, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 8888907
    Abstract: A solid ink composition comprising at least one crystalline oxazoline compound and at least one amorphous component derived from a polyol, and a colorant and optional viscosity modifier, which are suitable for inkjet printing, including printing on coated paper substrates. In embodiments, the solid ink formulation comprises a blend of an amorphous and crystalline components which provides a solid ink with excellent robustness when forming images or printing on coated paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema, Guerino G. Sacripante, Caroline M. Turek, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 8815394
    Abstract: Encapsulated nanoscale particles of organic pigments include a polymer-based encapsulating material, and one or more nanoscale organic pigment particles encapsulated by the polymer-based encapsulating material. Such encapsulated nanoscale particles of organic pigments can be made by providing nanosized organic pigment particles comprised of surface-associated sterically bulky stabilizer compounds; providing a copolymer material comprising organic pigment-affinic functional groups and non pigment affinic monomer units; associating the nanoscale organic pigment particles with the copolymer material so as to effect a deposited layer or shell of the copolymer material around said nanoscale organic pigment particles, thereby producing an encapsulated nanoscale organic pigment particle; and optionally further reinforcing the encapsulated nanosized organic pigment particle with one or more surface treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Roger E. Gaynor, Paul F. Smith
  • Patent number: 8809523
    Abstract: Nanoscale pigment particles of phthalocyanine pigments are prepared by providing a unsubstituted phthalocyanine chromogen material and a substituted phthalocyanine chromogen material, reacting the unsubstituted phthalocyanine chromogen material and the substituted phthalocyanine chromogen material to form a mixture of unsubstituted phthalocyanine dye molecules and substituted phthalocyanine dye molecules, and causing the substituted phthalocyanine dye molecules to non-covalently associate with the unsubstituted phthalocyanine dye molecules, so as to limit an extent of particle growth and aggregation and result in nanoscale pigment particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Mayo, Rina Carlini, C. Geoffrey Allen
  • Publication number: 20140213812
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester compounds of the formulae wherein Rc is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, Rd is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, and m and n are integers representing the numbers of repeat monomer units. The materials are suitable for use in inks and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema
  • Patent number: 8778069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising an ink carrier which comprises a crystalline component and an amorphous rosin ester. In specific embodiments, the crystalline component can be a trans-cinnamic diester, a diester of tartaric acid, or a diurethane. In specific embodiments, the ink exhibits a peak melting point of no more than about 150° C., an onset crystallization temperature of no less than about 60° C., a melt viscosity within the temperature range of from about 100° C. to about 130° C. of from about 5 cps to about 22 cps, a peak solidification viscosity at about 50° C. of no less than about 1×106 cps, and a hardness at about 25° C. of at least about 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema, Edward G. Zwartz, Kentaro Morimitsu, Gial Song
  • Publication number: 20140142335
    Abstract: A composition including one or more ester resins useful for various applications is disclosed. For example, the composition including one or more ester resins may function as a component that is incorporated into an ink composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adela GOREDEMA, Rina CARLINI, Jennifer L. BELELIE, Naveen CHOPRA, Kentaro MORIMITSU
  • Publication number: 20140142334
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester compounds of the formulae wherein Rc is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, Rd is alkylene, arylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene as further defined herein, and m and n are integers representing the numbers of repeat monomer units. The materials are suitable for use in inks and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema
  • Publication number: 20140139591
    Abstract: An ink composition including one or more ester resins, the ink composition containing an optional colorant; at least one crystalline phase-change agent; an amorphous binder agent; and optionally one or more additives; where the at least one amorphous binder agent includes at least one ester compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adela GOREDEMA, Jennifer L. BELELIE, Rina CARLINI, Naveen CHOPRA, Kentaro MORIMITSU, Corey L. TRACY, Nathan M. BAMSEY
  • Publication number: 20140137767
    Abstract: Disclosed is a phase change ink comprising an ink carrier which comprises a crystalline component and an amorphous rosin ester. In specific embodiments, the crystalline component can be a trans-cinnamic diester, a diester of tartaric acid, or a diurethane. In specific embodiments, the ink exhibits a peak melting point of no more than about 150° C., an onset crystallization temperature of no less than about 60° C., a melt viscosity within the temperature range of from about 100° C. to about 130° C. of from about 5 cps to about 22 cps, a peak solidification viscosity at about 50° C. of no less than about 1×106 cps, and a hardness at about 25° C. of at least about 70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema, Edward G. Zwartz, Kentaro Morimitsu, Gail Song
  • Patent number: 8703988
    Abstract: Nanostructures are formed from alkylated derivatives of aromatic acids of the formula: wherein at least one of R1 to R6 represents a carboxylic acid group, a primary amide group, an ester group, an amidine group, or a salt thereof, at least one other of R1 to R6 is X—Rc, and the remaining of R1 to R6 independently represent H or substituted or unsubstituted organic groups; X represents a linking group; and Rc represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Darren Andrew Makeiff, Rina Carlini