Patent Number: 7,786,209

Title: Nanostructured particles, phase change inks including same and methods for making same

Abstract: A hydrophobically- or hydrophilically-functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane has the following formula: ##STR00001## where each R, which can be the same or different, independently represents a linear, branched or cyclic organic group selected from the group consisting of hydrophobic alkyl groups, hydrophobic aryl groups, hydrophobic arylalkyl groups, hydrophobic cycloaliphatic groups, and hydrophilic organic moieties, provided that at least one of the R groups is a wax-like aliphatic group.

Inventors: Carlini; Rina (Oakville, CA), Goredema; Adela (Mississauga, CA), Breton; Marcel P. (Mississauga, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: C08L 83/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018