XEROX

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Company Profile

 

Website: https://www.xerox.com/

Headquarter:    Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.

Revenues (2017): 10.265 billion $

Operating income (2017): 570 million $

Employees (2017): ~35,300

 

Xerox Corporation designs, develops, and sells document management systems and solutions worldwide. It offers managed document services, including managed print services and multi-channel communication services, as well as a range of digital solutions, such as workflow automation services, content management, and digitization services.

The company also provides desktop monochrome and color printers, and multifunction printers; copiers, digital printing presses and light production devices, and solutions; graphic communications and commercial printers; inkjet presses; and FreeFlow portfolio of software solutions for the automation and integration of print jobs processing.[1]

In addition, it sells paper products, wide-format systems, and global imaging systems network integration solutions. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers through sales force, as well as through independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web.

The company has recently revealed that they are developing a 3D printer of their own, and they also licensed the intellectual property rights to some pre-existing 3D printing technology to 3D Systems a few years ago. It turns out that Xerox is one of the original companies to develop 3D printing, and despite never producing one themselves could be considered one of the 3D printing industry’s founding fathers.[2]

In January 2018, Fujifilm announced the acquisition of Xerox’s fabled printing business. This transaction will bring together three uniquely distinct 3D printing business lines and R&D programs including Fujifilm’s, Xerox’s, and that of the Fuji Xerox joint venture.[3]

 

Financial Outlook and Market

Total revenue decreased 4.7% for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to the prior year with no impact from currency as adverse translation currency in the first half of the year was offset by a favorable impact in the second half. Total revenue decreased 6.1% for the year ended December 31, 2016 with a 1.8-percentage point negative impact from currency. On a revenue-weighted basis, our major European currencies and the Canadian Dollar were approximately 3.2% weaker against the U.S. dollar, as compared to prior year. Revenues from these major foreign currencies comprise approximately 30% of our total consolidated revenues and were the primary driver of the currency impact on revenues in 2016.[4]

Fuji Xerox is an unconsolidated entity in which we own a 25% interest and FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (Fujifilm) owns a 75% interest. Fuji Xerox develops, manufactures and distributes document processing products in Japan, China, Hong Kong, other areas of the Pacific Rim, Australia and New Zealand. Xerox retain significant rights as a minority shareholder. Xerox technology licensing agreements with Fuji Xerox ensure that the two companies retain uninterrupted access to each other’s portfolio of patents, technology and products.

R&D Scenario

Title Evolution Theory of Ink Jet Technologies: Progress by Component or Architectural Knowledge
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2018 Fuji Xerox Co Ltd | Xerox Fujii, M
Title LCR-Net: Localization-Classification-Regression for Human Pose
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2017 INRIA | Xerox Rogez, G | Weinzaepfel, P | Schmid, C
Title Development of ultralight, super-elastic, hierarchical metallic meta-structures with i3DP technology
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2017 Western University (University of Western Ontario) | Xerox Zhang, DX | Xiao, JF | Moorlag, C | Guo, QQ | Yang, J
Title Research for Practice: Technology for Underserved Communities; Personal Fabrication
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2017 Stanford University |  University of Michigan | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | University of Potsdam | Microsoft | Xerox Bailis, P | Dillahunt, T | Mueller, S | Baudisch, P
Title Manufacturability Feedback and Model Correction for Additive Manufacturing
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2015 Xerox Nelaturi, S | Kim, W | Kurtoglu, T
Title Democratization and Disintermediation Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Making Things
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2015 Xerox | Zoundry Hoover, S | Lee, L
Title Representation and analysis of additively manufactured parts
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2015  Xerox | University of Wisconsin Madison | Intact Solut LLC Nelaturi, S | Shapiro, V
Title From Printed Transistors to Printed Smart Systems
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2015 Xerox Street, RA | Ng, TN | Schwartz, DE | Whiting, GL | Lu, JP | Bringans, RD | Veres, J
Title 3D Systems’ Technology Overview and New Applications in Manufacturing, Engineering, Science, and Education
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2014 3D Syst | Oregon University System | Portland State University | Princeton University | University of Washington Seattle |  Xerox | NASA Snyder, TJ | Andrews, M | Weislogel, M | Moeck, P | Stone-Sundberg, J | Birkes, D | Hoffert, MP | Lindeman, A | Morrill, J | Fercak, O | Friedman, S | Gunderson, J | Ha, A | McCollister, J | Chen, YK | Geile, J | Wollman, A | Attari, B | Botnen, N | Vuppuluri, V | Shim, J | Kaminsky, W | Adams, D | Graft, J
Title Effect of Roughness Geometry on Wetting and Dewetting of Rough PDMS Surfaces
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2014 Xerox | Cornell University | Xerox Kanungo, M | Mettu, S | Law, KY | Daniel, S
Title Thermal Performance of Embedded Active Chips
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2014 Xerox | Portland State University | Oregon University System Snyder, T | Yi, S
Title Line-on-Line Image Formation Analysis for Inkjet and Digital Fabrication Purposes
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2013 Xerox | Portland State University | Oregon University System Snyder, TJ | Chen, YK | Weislogel, M
Title MOBILE 3D REPRESENTATIONS FOR DEVICE TROUBLESHOOTING
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2011 Xerox Castellani, S | Meunier, JL | Roulland, F
Title Nanostructured Organogel Networks Self-Assembled from Alkylated Isophthalic Acid and Benzimdizalone Compounds
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2011 National Research Council Canada | Xerox Makeiff, DA | Carlini, R
Title Developments in MEMS Scale Printable Alkaline and Li-ion Technology
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2011 Xerox Littau, KA | Cobb, CL | Spengler, N | Solberg, S | Weisberg, M | Chang, N | Rodkin, A
Title The Prospects of Inkjet Printing for Displays and Sensor Tapes
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2009 Xerox Daniel, JH | Arias, AC | Ng, T | Russo, B | Krusor, BS
Title Active pixel imagers incorporating pixel-level amplifiers based on polycrystalline-silicon thin-film transistors
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2009 University of Michigan | Xerox El-Mohri, Y | Antonuk, LE | Koniczek, M | Zhao, QH | Li, YX | Street, RA | Lu, JP
Title An investigation of signal performance enhancements achieved through innovative pixel design across several generations of indirect detection, active matrix, flat-panel arrays
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2009 University of Michigan | Xerox | DpiX Antonuk, LE | Zhao, QH | El-Mohri, Y | Du, H | Wang, Y | Street, RA | Ho, J | Weisfield, R | Yao, W
Title HIGH-RESOLUTION PIEZO INKJET PRINTHEAD FABRICATED BY THREE DIMENSIONAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTION METHOD USING THROUGH GLASS VIA
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2009 Fuji Xerox Co Ltd | Xerox Murata, M | Kondoh, T | Yagi, T | Funatsu, N | Tanaka, K | Tsukuni, H | Ohno, K | Usami, H | Nayve, R | Inoue, N | Seto, S | Morita, N
Title Blend Tool Design using CFD
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2008 Xerox Li, J | Kumar, S | Casalmir, P
Title Digital Production of Personalized 3D Displays or Simple Folding Cartons
Publication date Organisation Authors
2008 Xerox Gombert, B | Walker, J | Revankar, S

IP Scenario

Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10076881B2 18/09/2018 US10076881B2 18/09/2018
Title System and method for forming a base layer with interfacial anchoring to stabilize a three-dimensional object during additive manufacturing
Abstract The method (700) involves forming a planar anchoring layer by multiple first anchoring portions and multiple second anchoring portions together. An ejector is operated(710) with a controller to eject drops of support material onto a planar anchoring layer to form a planar layer of support material that covers the planar anchoring layer and connects the support material of the second multiple anchoring portions to each other. A planar base is formed by the planar layer of support material for supporting a three-dimensional object to be formed by the three-dimensional object printer.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10076878B2 18/09/2018 2014-03-31 | 2016-02-10 B29C006700 | B29C0064112 | B29C006435 | B29C0064386 | B29C006440 | B33Y003000 | B33Y004000 | B33Y005002 | B41J0002175 | B41J000221 | B41J002902 | B29K010500 | B41J0002045 | B41J0002165
Title System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using an optical sensor and reversible thermal substrates
Abstract The printer (100) has a controller (46) connected to an optical sensor and print heads (22, 26). The controller operates the print heads to eject predetermined drops of ink on a thermal substrate when the thermal substrate is opposite to the print heads to identify whether the drops of the ink forms test points on the thermal substrate to operate the optical sensor to generate image data of the thermal substrate with respect to the image data of the print heads and receive the optical sensor, which corresponds to the test points on the thermal substrate.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10076869B2 18/09/2018 07/06/2016 B29C0064188 | B29C0064106 | B29C006420 | B29C0064214 | B29C006440 | B33Y001000 | G03G001516 | G03G001522 | B29C0064223 | B29C0064393 | B29K010500 | B33Y003000 | B33Y005002
Title Electrostatic 3-D printer using leveling material and mechanical planer
Abstract The three-dimensional (3-D) printer has an intermediate transfer surface and a build material development station (116) transfers build material to intermediate transfer surface. A platen (118) includes a flat surface positioned to contact intermediate transfer surface that transfers a layer of build material and support material (104) to flat surface. A dispenser (142) positioned to deposit a leveling material (108) on platen and a mechanical planer (144) contacts and levels leveling material on layer on platen and makes the top of leveling material parallel to flat surface of platen.
Assignee/Applicant PALO ALTO RES CT INC
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US10061870B2 28/08/2018 18/03/2014 G06F001750 | B33Y005000 | G06T001900
Title Automated metrology and model correction for three dimensional (3D) printability
Abstract The system (10) has a processor (34) for receiving or generating slices of a three-dimensional (3D) model, where the slices represent two-dimensional (2D) solids of the 3D model to be printed in corresponding print layers. The processor calculates medial axis transforms of the slices, where the medial axis transforms represent the slices in terms of corresponding medial axes. The processor determines local feature size at a point along a boundary of the slices as shortest distance from the point to a corresponding medial axis.
Assignee/Applicant PALO ALTO RES CT INC
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US10061301B2 28/08/2018 21/12/2015 G06F000766 | B33Y001000 | B33Y005002 | B33Y008000 | G05B0019402 | G05B00194099
Title Toolpath planning process for conductive materials
Abstract The method involves offsetting an input polygon by minimum step over distance and creating a set of contour parallel offset lines. Path segments are computed from a medial axis transform of the input polygon. Dilation of the medial axis path is computed by radius approximately half the step over distance. The dilated medial axis is produced. Contour parallel offset paths are clipped by the medial axis path. The clipped contour parallel paths are produced. The medial axis paths are recursively connected with the clipped contour parallel paths.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10052823B2 21/08/2018 08/10/2014 B29C006700 | B29C0064393 | B33Y001000 | B33Y005002 | B29K010112 | B29L003100 | G06F001900
Title System and method for test pattern formation during three-dimensional object printing
Abstract The printer (100) has a controller (128) that actuates an image sensor (116) to generate a scanned image data of one portion of a printed test pattern. Several nozzles are actuated to eject a portion of a predetermined pattern of material drops on a further layer of the support materials (108A-108C) to form other portion of the pattern. The sensor is actuated to generate the scanned data of other portion of the pattern, and to detect a defective nozzle in the print heads (104A-104C,106A-106C) with respect to the scanned data of the respective portions of the pattern.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10046547B2 14/08/2018 24/11/2015 B32B003700 | B32B003706 | B32B003714 | B32B003800 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000
Title Systems and methods for implementing three dimensional (3D) object, part and component manufacture including displacement/vibration welded or heat staked laminates
Abstract The object manufacturing system (100) has a transport mechanism for transporting each of a cut two-dimensional (2D) slices (122) from a laminate cutter (132) to a three-dimensional (3D) object build platform to form multiple layers of an in-process 3D object. A layer-to-layer adhering unit associated with the 3D object build platform executes a layer-to-layer adhering process for affixing each of the 2D slices in sequence to form the layers of the in-process 3D object. A surface finishing device (152) finishes the in-process 3D object to produce a finished 3D object.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10046512B2 14/08/2018 14/04/2016 B29C006502 | B29C0064141 | B29C0064223 | B29C006700 | G03G001500 | B29C0064188 | B29K010500 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000 | B33Y004000
Title Electro-photographic 3-D printing using dissolvable paper
Abstract The 3-D printer has an intermediate transfer surface with a layer of a build material (104) and a support material. A sheet feeder (126) is positioned to feed sheets of media (108) to the platen (118). The rinsing station (140) applies a liquid to dissolve the sheet and leaves a freestanding stack (106) of the layers. A platform (146) is positioned to receive from the rinsing station. The freestanding stack successively forms a 3-D structure of freestanding stacks of the layers.
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10040250B2 07/08/2018 14/04/2016 B29C006502 | B29C006700 | G03G001500 | B29K002500 | B29K007700 | B29K010500 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000 | B33Y004000
Title Electro-photographic 3-D printing using collapsible substrate
Abstract The printer has an intermediate transfer surface comprising a layer of a first material and a second material. A platen moves relative to the intermediate transfer surface. A sheet feeder is positioned to feed sheets (108) of collapsible media to the platen, where the platen moves toward the intermediate transfer surface that includes a sheet of collapsible media positioned on the platen. A bonding station (122) is positioned to apply heat, pressure, and/or light to a 3-D structure (104) to bond freestanding stacks (106) to another through sheets of collapsible media on a platform (146).
Assignee/Applicant XEROX CORP
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US10029419B2 24/07/2018 26/06/2015 B29C006700 | G05B00194099 | G06T001920 | B33Y005002
Title Method for generating a framework for three dimensional printed parts
Abstract The method involves receiving image data corresponding to a three-dimensional object. Image data corresponding to an element (908) that extends from the three-dimensional object corresponding to the received image data, is generated. An ejector head of a three-dimensional object printer is operated with a controller referencing the received image data and the generated image data to eject drops of build material onto a platen (112) to form the three-dimensional object and the element extending from the three-dimensional object.
Assignee/Applicant PALO ALTO RES CT INC
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US10029416B2 24/07/2018 28/01/2014 B05B001704 | B29C0064112 | B29C006420 | B29C006700 | B29K010112 | B29K010500 | B33Y001000 | B33Y003000
Title Polymer spray deposition methods and systems
Abstract The system (800) has a spray generator (802) generating fluid droplets (824, 826) by stretching fluid between diverging surfaces into a fluid filament until the fluid filament breaks into the droplets that form spray. A harvesting element (804) receives the spray from the generator and entrains the spray in a carrier gas flow. A multi-nozzle array (806) receives the gas flow and directs the gas flow toward a target surface (820). An object production stage (808) controls the array to repeatedly apply the gas flow to the surface to form a three-dimensional object on the surface.

 


 

[1] https://www.xerox.co.uk/en-gb/about

[2] https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=103599

[3] https://3dprint.com/205606/fuji-acquisition-of-xerox/

[4] https://www.xerox.com/annual-report-2017/pdfs/Xerox-2017-Annual-Report.pdf