Patents by Inventor Zhang-Lin Zhou

Zhang-Lin Zhou 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: 10421837
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric amine synergist compositions. The polymeric amine synergist composition can include a polymeric amine synergist including an aminobenzene modified with a polyether chain connecting to the aminobenzene through an ether linkage. The polymeric amine synergist can be present in a reaction product mixture with either i) an aminophenol, or ii) a carbonate base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20190284326
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a reactive polyurethane dispersion including a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a diisocyanate. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be an acrylate-containing monoalcohol or a methacrylate-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate. The second capping unit can be 3-(cyclohexylamino)-1-propanesulfonic acid or 2-(cyclohexylamino)ethanesulfonic acid reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20190284417
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a photo active agent which includes a diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide modified with a tertiary amine having a water solubilizing group attached to the tertiary amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Zhang-Lin ZHOU
  • Patent number: 10414927
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric photo active agents, photo curable inks containing the polymeric photo active agents, and methods of making the photo curable inks. A polymeric photo active agent can include a xanthone analog modified with a polyether chain connecting to the xanthone analog through an amide linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Or Brandstein, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10414862
    Abstract: A polymeric amine synergist is disclosed herein. An example of the polymeric amine synergist includes an aniline moiety, a polyethylene glycol chain, and an ether linkage attaching one end of the polyethylene glycol chain to the aniline moiety. The polymeric amine synergist may be included in a photo curable ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20190276482
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a photo active agent which includes a bisacylphosphinic compound in the form of an acid or salt having Structure I: where A and A? are independently aryl or from C2 to C8 lower alkyl; M is H, a monovalent cation, a divalent cation, or mixture thereof; n is 1 or 2; and q is 1 or 2. The photo active agent can be present in a composition that includes from 0.001 wt % to 5 wt % of a dialcohol phosphinic acid precursor or dialcohol phosphinic salt of the bisacylphosphinic compound of Structure I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Marisa SAMOSHIN, Rodney David STRAMEL
  • Publication number: 20190276695
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an Inkjet printing process that comprises inkjet printing an inkjet ink composition onto a substrate to form a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water, wherein the amount of curable polyurethane dispersed in the inkjet ink composition is 0.1 to 30 weight %. A radiation-curable overcoat composition is applied over the printed inkjet ink layer as an overcoat layer. The overcoat composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The printed inkjet ink layer is then cured on the substrate by exposing both the overcoat layer and inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Bor-Jiunn NIU
  • Publication number: 20190276584
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a reactive polyurethane dispersion including a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a diisocyanate. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, an allyl-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be an allyl-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate. The second capping unit can be an ionic stabilizing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20190276690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printing process that comprises applying a radiation-curable primer composition onto a substrate to form a primer layer. The primer composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. An inkjet ink composition is inkjet printed onto the primer layer as a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The curable polyurethane is dispersed in the inkjet ink composition in an amount of composition is 0.1 to 30 weight % of the inkjet ink composition. The printed inkjet ink layer is cured on the substrate by exposing both the primer layer and printed inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David STRAMEL, Tao CHEN, Bor-Jiunn NIU, Gregg A. LANE
  • Patent number: 10400067
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric photoactive agent compositions. The polymeric photoactive agent composition can include a polymeric photoactive agent including a xanthone analog modified with a polyether chain connecting to the xanthone analog through an ether linkage. The polymeric photoactive agent can be present in a reaction product mixture with either i) a xanthone analog modified with a hydroxyl group, or ii) a carbonate base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Rodney David Stramel, Qianhan Yang
  • Patent number: 10400066
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric photoactive agent, photo curable inks containing the polymeric photoactive agent, and methods of making the photo curable inks. The polymeric photoactive agent can include a xanthone analog modified with a polyether chain connecting to the xanthone analog through an ether linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Or Brandstein, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10393662
    Abstract: A method for forming a surface-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy (SEFS) apparatus may include depositing a plurality of surface-enhanced spectroscopy (SES) elements onto respective tips of a plurality of nano-fingers, wherein the nano-fingers are arranged in sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the tips of a group of adjacent nano-fingers to come into sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the SES elements on the tips to trap fluorescent probe molecules that are to bind with target molecules when the nano-fingers are partially collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Lihua Zhao, Steven J. Barcelo, Zhiyong Li
  • Publication number: 20190256654
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to polymeric photoactive agent, photo curable inks containing the polymeric photoactive agent, and methods of making the photo curable inks. The polymeric photoactive agent can include a xanthone analog modified with a polyether chain connecting to the xanthone analog through an ether linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Or Brandstein, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10377909
    Abstract: Pigment based inks are provided. The inks include a non-polar carrier fluid; and a surface-functionalized pigment particle including a nitrogen-inked moiety to the surface of the pigment particle through a nitrogen link at one end of the nitrogen-linked moiety and a segment copolymer having at least two blocks attached at another end, the pigment particle suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid. A combination of an electronic display and an electronic ink employing the pigment and a process for making the pigment-based inks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Copmany, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Qin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190233666
    Abstract: An example of a liquid ink includes a colorant, a co-solvent, and a balance of water. The co-solvent includes a hydantoin having a general formula (I) or a general formula (II) wherein n is an integer greater than 2 and m is an integer equal to or greater than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Benjamin Abelovski
  • Publication number: 20190233617
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a polymeric photo active agent which includes diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide modified with a polyether having from 2 to 200 ether groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Zhang-Lin ZHOU
  • Patent number: 10364364
    Abstract: A photo curable ink composition includes a photo-reactive binder, a water soluble polymeric sensitizer, a water soluble photoinitiator, a colorant, and a balance of water. The water soluble polymeric sensitizer includes a functionalized anthrone moiety, a polyether chain, and an amide linkage or an ether linkage attaching one end of the polyether chain to the functionalized anthrone moiety. The water soluble photoinitiator having a formula (I) of: wherein n is any integer from 1 to 5 and M is a metal with a valence from 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Yubai Bi, Or Brandstein, Rodney David Stramel, Gregg A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20190218404
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a reactive polyurethane dispersion including a polymer strand having a polymer backbone that has two ends terminating at a first capping unit and a second capping unit. The polymer backbone can include polymerized monomers including a reactive diol and a diisocyanate. The reactive diol can be an acrylate-containing diol, a methacrylate-containing diol, a styrene-containing diol, or combination thereof. The first capping unit can be a styrene-containing monoalcohol reacted with an isocyanate group of the diisocyanate. The second capping unit can be an ionic stabilizing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Rodney David STRAMEL, Qianhan YANG
  • Publication number: 20190211217
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to an acrylamide-containing photo active co-solvent, including a bis-tris propane co-solvent or a polypropylene oxide amine co-solvent modified with an acryloyl group to form the acrylamide-containing photo active co-solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Mazi BAR, Gregg A. LANE
  • Publication number: 20190193448
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printing process that comprises inkjet printing an inkjet ink composition onto a substrate to form a printed inkjet ink layer. The inkjet ink composition comprises a colorant, a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water, wherein the amount of curable polyurethane dispersed in the inkjet ink composition is 0.1 to 30 weight %. A radiation-curable overcoat composition is applied over the printed inkjet ink layer as an overcoat layer. The overcoat composition comprises a curable polyurethane dispersion, a photoinitiator and water. The printed inkjet ink layer is then cured on the substrate by exposing both the overcoat layer and inkjet ink layer on the substrate to radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin ZHOU, Gregg A. LANE, Qianhan YANG