Patents by Inventor Santokh S. Badesha

Santokh S. Badesha 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: 20220240387
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) metal object manufacturing apparatus selects operational parameters for operation of the printer to form vias in substrates. The apparatus identifies the bulk metal being melted for ejection and uses this identification data to select the operational parameters. The apparatus identifies the via holes in the substrate and positions an ejector opposite the via holes to eject drops of melted bulk metal toward the via holes to fill the via holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Denis Cormier, Santokh S. Badesha, Varun Sambhy
  • Publication number: 20220228030
    Abstract: Provided herein is a topcoat composition comprising at least one fluorosilicone, a hydride-functional crosslinking agent, an infrared-absorbing filler, and at least one dispersant that is non-reactive with the hydride-functional crosslinking agent, by weight based on a total weight of the topcoat composition, wherein the topcoat composition has a degree of crosslinking between about 10 micrograms/hour/milligrams to about 20 micrograms/hour/milligrams. Further provided herein are methods of making the topcoat composition, as well as an imaging blanket and methods of reducing coating defects on a media coated using the imaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Alexander N. Klymachyov, Lin Ma, Kyle B. Tallman, Eric Robert Dudek, Michael L. Mehan, Harry F. Freitas, JR., Angela Schnuerch, Michael S. Roetker, Ngoc-Tram Le, Varun Sambhy, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Publication number: 20220219381
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer includes an ejector and a coil wrapped at least partially around the ejector. The 3D printer also includes a power source configured to transmit voltage pulses to the coil. The 3D printer includes a computing system causing one or more drops of the liquid to be jetted out of the nozzle, and a vibrational source configured to transmit vibrational energy towards the printing material. The frequency of the vibrational energy may be dynamically modulated as a 3D object is formed by the 3D printer, and may be directly or indirectly applied to the printing material or 3D object. The vibrational source may include a piezoelectric source, ultrasonic source, a focused acoustic energy source, a laser vibrational source, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denis Cormier, Santokh S. Badesha, Varun Sambhy
  • Publication number: 20220212265
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) object printer has an ejector head with a single nozzle that is fluidly connected to a plurality of orifices in an orifice plate of the ejector head. An ejection of material through the single nozzle is emitted through the plurality of orifices simultaneously. In one embodiment, some of the orifices are oriented at an angle to a normal to the plane of the orifice plate. A splicer of the printer that generates machine ready instructions for operation of the printer identifies a standoff distance between the orifice plate and a surface onto which drops are being ejected to achieve a target drop spacing for the drops ejected onto the surface. In this manner, a material density for structure within a layer can be achieved without needing to increase the ejection frequency significantly or requiring the printer to incorporate multiple ejector heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Denis Cormier, Santokh S. Badesha, Varun Sambhy
  • Publication number: 20220212249
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer includes an ejector and a coil wrapped at least partially around the ejector. The 3D printer also includes a power source configured to transmit voltage pulses to the coil. The 3D printer includes a computing system causing one or more drops of the liquid to be jetted out of the nozzle, and a substrate configured to support the one or more drops and advance along a path defined by one or more arcuate contours, where the one or more arcuate contours define a first layer of a strut. One or more struts are printed from the first layer of the strut to a node of each strut. The one or more struts are printed from a first layer to a node and combine to fabricate a lattice structure including one or more vertical struts and/or one or more angled struts wherein each strut intersects with another strut at a node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denis Cormier, Dinesh Krishna Kumar Jayabal, Daniel Cormier, Santokh S. Badesha, Varun Sambhy
  • Publication number: 20220168817
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer includes an ejector having a nozzle. The 3D printer also includes a heating element configured to heat a solid metal in the ejector, thereby causing the solid metal to change to a liquid metal within the ejector. The 3D printer also includes a coil wrapped at least partially around the ejector. The 3D printer also includes a power source configured to supply one or more pulses of power to the coil, which cause one or more drops of the liquid metal to be jetted out of the nozzle. The 3D printer also includes a substrate configured to support the one or more drops as the one or more drops solidify to form a 3D object. The 3D printer also includes a gas source configured to cause an oxygen concentration to be less than about 5% proximate to the one or more drops, the 3D object, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, George Shannon, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Patent number: 11318760
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a dryer configured to attenuate the effects of temperature differentials arising in substrates that are caused by holes in a media transport belt and a platen covering a vacuum plenum. The dryer includes a heater, a media transport belt cooler, and a media transport belt. The media transport belt is configured to move substrates past the heater after ink images have been formed on the substrates and the media transport belt cooler is positioned to remove heat energy from the media transport belt after the media transport belt has passed the heater and the substrates have separated from the media transport belt. The substrate cooler is configured to reduce a temperature of the media transport belt to a temperature that attenuates image defects arising from temperature differentials in the media transport belt when the media transport belt is opposite the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Douglas K Herrmann, Paul J. McConville, Jason M. LeFevre, Seemit Praharaj, David A. VanKouwenberg, Michael J. Levy, Chu-heng Liu, Santokh S. Badesha, Christopher Mieney, David S. Derleth
  • Patent number: 11298964
    Abstract: Provided herein is an imaging blanket for variable data lithography comprising (i) a substrate and (ii) a thermally-conductive composition disposed on the substrate comprising a silicone elastomer and a thermally-conductive filler selected from metal oxides, wherein the thermally-conductive composition has a thermal conductivity ranging from about 0.6 W/m2 to about 1.6 W/m2. Further provided herein a method of making the imaging blanket, as well as a printing system comprising the imaging blanket, wherein the imaging blanket has improved thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Joseph Sheflin, Peter Knausdorf, Mark C. Petropoulos, Jack T. LeStrange, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Publication number: 20220063317
    Abstract: A multilayer imaging blanket for a variable data lithography system, including a multilayer base including a sulfur-containing layer; and a cured topcoat layer including a polyurethane in contact with the sulfur-containing layer of the multilayer base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Peter J. Knausdorf, Ngoc-Tram Le, Santokh S. Badesha, Jack T. LeStrange
  • Publication number: 20220049123
    Abstract: Provided herein is a topcoat composition comprising at least one fluorosilicone, at least one infrared-absorbing filler, and silicone dioxide present in an amount ranging from greater than about 5% to about 10%, by weight based on a total weight of the topcoat composition, wherein when the topcoat composition has a shear rate between about 2 s?1 to about 3 s?1, the topcoat composition has a viscosity ranging from about 1500 mPa/s to about 500 mPa/s and the shear rate does not decrease as the viscosity increases or decreases. Further provided herein are methods of making the topcoat composition, as well as an imaging blanket and methods of reducing coating defects on a media coated using the imaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh, Kyle B. Tallman, Lin Ma, Alexander N. Klymachyov, Angela Schnuerch, Michael L. Mehan, Eric Robert Dudek, Lanhui Zhang, Varun Sambhy, Michael S. Roetker, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Patent number: 11248131
    Abstract: A support material for use in additive manufacturing includes greater than about 30 weight percent up to about 70 weight percent of a C12 to C18 fatty alcohol ethoxylate, about 30 weight percent to about 70 weight percent of a C16 to C22 fatty alcohol, and a tackifier, a transition temperature measured as the temperature immediately before phase change, based on viscosity measurement, is less than about 65° C. A system for additive manufacturing includes such a support material and a build material, the ratio of C12 to C18 fatty alcohol ethoxylate to C16 to C22 fatty alcohol is selected for property matching of the support material to the build material. A method of additive manufacturing includes providing such a system and printing via an inkjet printer the support material and the build material to provide a precursor to a three-dimensional printed article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Baharak Bakhshaei, Carolyn Moorlag, C. Geoffrey Allen, Mandakini Kanungo, Santokh S. Badesha, Seemit Praharaj
  • Patent number: 11230135
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a multilayer imaging blanket for a variable data lithography printing system, including: a multilayer base having a lower contacting surface configured to wrap around or to be mounted on a cylinder core of the variable data lithography printing system; and a platinum catalyzed fluorosilicone surface layer opposite the lower contacting surface; wherein the multilayer base is a sulfur-free carcass including: a top layer including a sulfur-free rubber substrate such as an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber substrate, a bottom layer including the lower contacting surface; and a compressible layer disposed between the top layer and the bottom layer, the compressible layer being attached to a surface of the top layer opposite the platinum catalyzed fluorosilicone surface layer and a surface of the bottom layer opposite the lower contacting surface, optionally the top layer further comprises a reinforcing fabric layer, the reinforcing fabric layer attached to a surfa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Lin Ma, Kyle B. Tallman, Santokh S. Badesha, Michael S. Roetker, Mark C. Petropoulos, Jack T. LeStrange, Joseph C. Sheflin, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jorge A. Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210187968
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a dryer configured to attenuate the effects of temperature differentials arising in substrates that are caused by holes in a media transport belt and a platen covering a vacuum plenum. The dryer includes a heater, a media transport belt cooler, and a media transport belt. The media transport belt is configured to move substrates past the heater after ink images have been formed on the substrates and the media transport belt cooler is positioned to remove heat energy from the media transport belt after the media transport belt has passed the heater and the substrates have separated from the media transport belt. The substrate cooler is configured to reduce a temperature of the media transport belt to a temperature that attenuates image defects arising from temperature differentials in the media transport belt when the media transport belt is opposite the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Douglas K. Herrmann, Paul J. McConville, Jason M. LeFevre, Seemit Praharaj, David A. VanKouwenberg, Michael J. Levy, Chu-heng Liu, Santokh S. Badesha, Christopher Mieney, David S. Derleth
  • Publication number: 20210069972
    Abstract: Nozzles for an additive manufacturing device and methods for improving wettability of the nozzles are disclosed. The method may include subjecting the nozzle to a surface treatment. The surface treatment may include contacting a surface of the nozzle with one or more surface modifying agents. The surface modifying agents may include one or more of an oxidizing agent, an acid, a base, or combinations thereof. The one or more surface modifying agents may increase an oxygen content of the surface of the nozzle. An inner surface of the nozzle may have a water contact angle of greater than 1° and less than about 90°. The inner surface of the nozzle may be free or substantially free of a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Santokh S. Badesha, Varun Sambhy, Chu-Heng Liu, Peter M. Gulvin, Mark A. Cellura, George Shannon, Gary D. Redding, Lyle G. Dingman
  • Patent number: 10928754
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a release fluid, a fuser member and an image forming apparatus. The release fluid is a blend an amino functional silicone fluid and a non-functional silicone fluid. The amount of the amino functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid. The amount of the non-functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid. The amount of silanol (Si—OH) is less than 200 ppm in the release fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Santokh S. Badesha, Alexander N. Klymachyov, David S. Derleth, Mark A. Arnould, John R. Lambie, James E. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20210016590
    Abstract: An imaging blanket for variable data lithography. The imaging blanket comprises a substrate. A foam layer is disposed on the substrate. An elastomeric layer is disposed on the foam layer, the elastomeric layer comprising a silicone elastomer. The elastomeric layer has a Shore A hardness ranging from about 50 Shore A to about 100 Shore A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Kyle B. Tallman, Lin Ma, Santokh S. Badesha, Michael S. Roetker
  • Publication number: 20200353770
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a multilayer imaging blanket for a variable data lithography printing system, including: a multilayer base having a lower contacting surface configured to wrap around or to be mounted on a cylinder core of the variable data lithography printing system; and a platinum catalyzed fluorosilicone surface layer opposite the lower contacting surface; wherein the multilayer base is a sulfur-free carcass including: a top layer including a sulfur-free rubber substrate such as an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber substrate, a bottom layer including the lower contacting surface; and a compressible layer disposed between the top layer and the bottom layer, the compressible layer being attached to a surface of the top layer opposite the platinum catalyzed fluorosilicone surface layer and a surface of the bottom layer opposite the lower contacting surface, optionally the top layer further comprises a reinforcing fabric layer, the reinforcing fabric layer attached to a surfa
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Lin Ma, Kyle B. Tallman, Santokh S. Badesha, Michael S. Roetker, Mark C. Petropoulos, Jack T. LeStrange, Joseph C. Sheflin, Peter J. Knausdorf, Jorge A. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10821747
    Abstract: A printer includes a drying unit that has a vacuum plenum and a drying belt with an exterior surface along which the media is transported through the drying unit. The drying belt has a plurality of holes extending through the drying belt, each hole in the plurality of holes having a diameter that is less than 300 microns. The drying unit further includes a heater configured to heat the media transported through the drying unit and a vacuum blower operably connected to the vacuum plenum. The vacuum blower is configured to generate a negative pressure in the vacuum plenum that holds the media on the exterior surface of the drying belt by the negative pressure acting through the plurality of holes without producing temperature differentials in the media on the belt that result in noticeable image quality defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Mieney, David S. Derleth, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Publication number: 20200307293
    Abstract: Provided herein is an imaging blanket for variable data lithography comprising (i) a substrate and (ii) a thermally-conductive composition disposed on the substrate comprising a silicone elastomer and a thermally-conductive filler selected from metal oxides, wherein the thermally-conductive composition has a thermal conductivity ranging from about 0.6 W/m2 to about 1.6 W/m2. Further provided herein a method of making the imaging blanket, as well as a printing system comprising the imaging blanket, wherein the imaging blanket has improved thermal conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Joseph Sheflin, Peter Knausdorf, Mark C. Petropoulos, Jack T. LeStrange, Santokh S. Badesha
  • Patent number: 10773506
    Abstract: A process for applying a release agent and pressure sensitive adhesive to cut sheet media to thereby eliminate a separate release liner. A silicone oil plus additive release layer is applied during fusing on a top surface of cut media and then UV cured. A pressure sensitive adhesive layer is applied next. The cut sheets are then stacked and a compressive force is applied that transfers the pressure sensitive adhesive from one sheet to another and helps hold the stack together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas K Herrmann, Santokh S Badesha