Xerox Honors 12 Inventors with New Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) presented twelve of its
scientists and engineers the first annual Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award, an honor
created to shine the spotlight on inventors whose patents opened up new growth
opportunities for the company.
Named in honor of Xerox’s retired chairman and chief executive officer,
Anne Mulcahy, the awards were presented to eight recipients on Monday in
Rochester by Mulcahy, Ursula Burns
Xerox chairman and CEO; Jim Firestone
president of Xerox Operations Group; Wim Appelo
president of Xerox Global Business and Services Group; and Sophie
, chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation
“During her tenure, Anne was an amazing champion for innovation. This award
recognizes scientists and engineers that generate strategic intellectual
property portfolios,” said Vandebroek. “The inventors honored
this year are innovators who are excellent at dreaming up an idea and turning it
into differentiated technology or service that addresses customers’ pain points
and drives high business value for Xerox.”
Scientists and engineers receiving this Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award span
activities from early stage research to product development to manufacturing.
All of these inventors have worked on patents for Xerox’s most recognizable
products and services. Awardees include:
- Peter Gulvin, senior research scientist, Xerox Research Center Webster,
contributions to Xerox’s microelectromechanical systems patent portfolio, which
includes solid ink
stick print heads used in ColorQube® devices.
- Robert Loce, principal scientist, Xerox Research Center Webster,
contributions to Xerox’s digital
imaging patent portfolio, specifically the iGen® product family.
- Lalit K. Mestha, principal scientist, Xerox Research Center Webster,
contributions to color accuracy in Xerox production printing devices.
- Doug Herrmann, lead engineer, Marketing Development Group, contributions to
iGen4® printing press.
- Matt DeRoller, software development manager, Global Technology and Offering
Development Group, contributions to Xerox Office Services in managed print
services, including development of the Mobile
- Chieh-Min Cheng, area manager and principal engineer, Consumables
Development & Manufacturing Group, contributions to Xerox’s Emulsion
Aggregation Toner process technology development and to office and production
- Robert Yu, principal scientist, Consumables Development & Manufacturing
Group, contributions to imaging technology in production printing products.
- Ramesh Nagarajan, technical manager, Software & Electronics Development
Group, contributions to invention proposals related to image processing and
image quality, recently used in ColorQube® devices.
Previously, Xerox researchers in centers outside Rochester received the
Anne Mulcahy award for their contributions to Xerox. Awardees include:
- Brent Jones, principal engineer and prolific inventor, Marking Development
Group, contributions to the solid ink stick design and patent portfolio. He is
based in Wilsonville, Oregon.
- Victor Ciriza, engineer, Xerox Research
Centre Europe in Grenoble, France for contributions to the sustainability of
the Enterprise Print Services portfolio.
- Nan-Xing Hu, manager, Key Component Materials Design & Synthesis Area at
Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Hu reached his 100th patent in 2010,
and was recognized for his contributions to core Xerographic business.
- Yiliang Wu, principle scientist, Xerox Research Centre of Canada,
contributions to design and composition of nanosilver inks.
“The progress we’ve made as a company is a result of the dedication and
determination of our inventors,” said Appelo. “These people are the heart and
soul of Xerox – a company that was founded, built and sustained by leadership in
technology and innovation.”
Xerox employees who have obtained at least one patent were eligible for the
award. The awardees were evaluated based on those patents that have high
business value to Xerox as well as the creation of a strategic patent portfolio
that target future growth.
The event also honored the 2009 patent recipients with 230 inventors in
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