Xerox Researchers Hit Patent Milestones in 2012

5 Canadians among the celebrated scientists and engineers 
ROCHESTER, NY, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Twelve inventors at Xerox with a knack 
for turning ideas into practical customer solutions recently hit patent 
milestones that rank them among the world's most inventive minds. 
"We are innovating every day to create new services and technology for our 
customers," said Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and 
president of the Xerox Innovation Group. "Thinking outside the box and 
exploring the unknown are catalysts that drive innovation and motivate us to 
continually create new ways to help our customers succeed." 
The following Xerox scientists and engineers have recently celebrated 
milestones of 250, 225, 150, 125, and 75 patents in a variety of research 
Brent Jones
Patent Milestone: 250
Jones, a principal engineer at the Xerox Global Development Group (XGDG) in 
Wilsonville, Ore., recently reached 263 patents. His 250th was for a user 
adaptable ink status conveyance system. 
He is currently working on a strength and weakness assessment of the company's 
solid ink patent database. 
This year Jones received 2012 Patent Award Ceremony recognition for obtaining 
63 patents in 2011. 
Jin Wu
Patent Milestone: 250
Wu, a project leader in the Xerox Consumables Development and Manufacturing 
Group, currently is working on long life photoconductor development and 
intermediate transfer belt domestication, two key technology areas within 
xerographic printing. 
He holds 255 patents including a recent patent for the development of a new 
intermediate transfer media, used in Xerox printers. 
Nan-Xing Hu
Patent Milestone: 150
Hu joined the Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC) in 1994, and has worked on a 
number of materials research and development projects. 
Robert Loce 
Patent Milestone: 150
Loce is a principal scientist and technical manager at Xerox Research Center 
Webster (XRCW) in New York. His current research activities involve leading 
projects into new video technologies relevant to transportation and health 
He holds 159 patents in the areas of digital image processing, image 
enhancement, imaging systems, optics and halftoning. 
Marcel Breton
Patent Milestone: 125
Breton is a principal scientist and project leader at XRCC, with experience in 
materials design, synthesis, formulation, and evaluation. 
Breton is a certified Xerox Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma Black 
Belt and an active member of the XRCC Technical Advisory Council. 
Zhigang Fan
Patent Milestone: 125
Zhigang (Zeke) Fan's 125(th) U.S. patent covers methods that allow customers 
to schedule print jobs automatically in order to increase efficiency and save 
energy. A principal scientist at XRCW in New York, Fan's recent projects 
include work in video/image processing for transportation applications, 
mobile-based object recognition, and mobile communication systems. 
Fan was recently named a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and 
Photonics (SPIE). 
Lalit K Mestha
Patent Milestone: 125
Mestha, a principal scientist at XRCW, holds 132 patents. His 125(th) patent 
covers a method for improving spot color accuracy, which will be used in Xerox 
digital printers to save toner usage by as much as 15 percent. 
One of his recent projects involves using imaging and signal processing 
technologies to gather vital signs from patients and perform medical diagnosis. 
Mestha is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 
Brian Aznoe
Patent Milestone: 75
Aznoe is a mechanical engineering specialist at the XGDG in Wilsonville, Ore. 
He currently holds 78 patents, with his 75th being for a system and method for 
transporting fluid through a conduit. 
His current work includes solid ink delivery; ink delivery system modeling and 
ink melt performance optimization. 
Naveen Chopra
Patent Milestone: 75
Chopra is a senior research scientist at XRCC and recently obtained his 75th 
patent for a radiation-curable gel ink composition with reduced liquid 
He is now involved in the design, synthesis, formulation and testing of robust 
solid ink, UV curable gel ink, and transient documents. 
Gabriel Iftime
Patent Milestone: 75
Iftime is a senior research scientist at XRCC who specializes in developing 
applications for smart materials. 
Iftime is passionate about proof of concept and prototype demonstration as 
well as developing intellectual property strategy for new materials 
Karen Moffat
Patent Milestone: 75
Moffat is area manager of the analytical services and characterization group 
at XRCC and also acts as industry-university contract liaison manager. She 
currently holds 94 patents, and her 75th describes the design of light magenta 
emulsion aggregation toners that produce images with excellent color fidelity. 
Her current projects include working with Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toner, 
focusing on both the design and implementation. 
Bob Street
Patent Milestone: 75
Street is a senior research fellow at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a 
Xerox Company. One of his recent patents addresses a three-dimensional curved 
sensor or display backplane for devices that need to conform to a specific 
shape. It describes a method to address a pixel array that is fabricated on a 
flat substrate and then cut and bent into a three dimensional shape enabling 
future applications such as shaped electronics for a car dashboard display. 
His current projects include work on organic solar cells and thin film 
transistor backplanes. 
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processes - and information technology services. LaserNetworks, a leading 
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