Patents by Inventor Robert Hazen

Robert Hazen 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: 10252504
    Abstract: A method for producing a smooth coating on a substrate includes applying a release coating to a first side of a film, applying an application layer to said first side of said film over said release coating, bonding said first side of said film to a first substrate, applying a printable coating to a second side of said film while said first side of said film is bonded to said first substrate, and removing said film from said first substrate leaving said application layer deposited on said first substrate and said printable coating on said second side of said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: John Hazen, Robert Hazen, Larry Hoague
  • Patent number: 10252503
    Abstract: A method of transfer lamination involves applying a release coating to a first side of a film, applying an application layer to the first side of the film over the release coating, bonding the first side of the film to a substrate, applying a second coating to a second side of the film while the first side of the film is bonded to the substrate, and removing the film from the substrate leaving the application layer deposited on the substrate and the second coating on the second side of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: John Hazen, Robert Hazen, Larry Hoague
  • Patent number: 9938111
    Abstract: An embodiment of the inventive method of transfer lamination involves metallizing a first side of a film and then bonding the metallized first side to a substrate. Then a coating is applied to a second side of the film after it has been bonded to the substrate. The bonded film and substrate are then placed in an oven. The film is then stripped from the substrate leaving metal from the film deposited on the substrate. The application of the coating is performed as an inline part of the transfer lamination process thereby providing an ease of manufacture presently unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Hazen, Keith McCrodden
  • Publication number: 20160332432
    Abstract: A method of transfer lamination involves applying a release coating to a first side of a film, applying an application layer to the first side of the film over the release coating, bonding the first side of the film to a substrate, applying a second coating to a second side of the film while the first side of the film is bonded to the substrate, and removing the film from the substrate leaving the application layer deposited on the substrate and the second coating on the second side of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: JOHN HAZEN, ROBERT HAZEN, LARRY HOAGUE
  • Publication number: 20160332433
    Abstract: A method for producing a smooth coating on a substrate includes applying a release coating to a first side of a film, applying an application layer to said first side of said film over said release coating, bonding said first side of said film to a first substrate, applying a printable coating to a second side of said film while said first side of said film is bonded to said first substrate, and removing said film from said first substrate leaving said application layer deposited on said first substrate and said printable coating on said second side of said film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: JOHN HAZEN, ROBERT HAZEN, LARRY HOAGUE
  • Patent number: 9105401
    Abstract: A wet electrolytic capacitor is provided. The capacitor contains an anode comprising an anodically oxidized pellet formed from a pressed and sintered powder, a cathode that contains a metal substrate coated with a conductive polymer, and a working electrolyte in communication with the anode and the cathode. The working electrolyte is in the form of a gel and comprises an ammonium salt of an organic acid, inorganic oxide particles, an acid, and a solvent system that comprises water. The working electrolyte has a pH value of from about 5.0 to about 8.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Dirk H. Dreissig, James Steven Bates, Andrew Paul Ritter, Zebbie Lynn Sebald, Mitchell D. Weaver, Robert Hazen Pease
  • Patent number: 8855804
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and a computer-readable storage medium for controlling a discrete-type manufacturing process (e.g., an injection molding process) with a multivariate model. Data representing process parameters, operating parameters, or both of the manufacturing process are received. The received data is compared with a multivariate model that approximates the manufacturing process to provide a result. Upon the result of the comparing satisfying a condition, one or more values for a set of operating parameters for the manufacturing process are determined. When the one or more determined values for the set of operating parameters satisfies a criterion, at least one operating parameter of the manufacturing process is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Hazen, Christopher Paul Ambrozic, Christopher Peter McCready
  • Patent number: 8687347
    Abstract: A relatively thin planar anode for use in a wet electrolytic capacitor is provided. Through a combination of specific materials and processing techniques, the present inventors have surprisingly discovered that the resulting anode may possess a high volumetric efficiency, yet still be able to operate at a high voltage and capacitance, resulting in a capacitor with a high energy density. The anode is a pressed pellet formed from an electrically conductive powder that contains a plurality of particles (including agglomerates thereof) having a flake-like morphology. The present inventors have discovered that such a morphology can optimize packing density, which reduces the thickness of the anode and improves volumetric efficiency. Such particles can provide a short transmission line between the outer surface and interior of the anode and a highly continuous and dense wire-to-anode connection with high conductivity. The particles may also increase the breakdown voltage and help lower ESR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: James Steven Bates, Robert Hazen Pease
  • Patent number: 8477479
    Abstract: A relatively thin planar anode for use in a wet electrolytic capacitor is provided. An anode leadwire is embedded within the anode and extends in a longitudinal direction therefrom. The wire may be formed from any electrically conductive material, such as tantalum, niobium, aluminum, hafnium, titanium, etc., as well as electrically conductive oxides and/or nitrides of thereof. To reduce the tendency of the leadwire to pull out of the anode due to stresses encountered during manufacturing (e.g., sintering) and/or use of the capacitor, the manner in which the wire is inserted is selectively controlled in the present invention. That is, at least a portion of the wire within the anode is bent at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the wire. This “bend” reduces the ease to which the wire can be pulled out in the longitudinal direction after the anode is pressed and sintered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Hazen Pease, James Steven Bates
  • Publication number: 20130048202
    Abstract: An embodiment of the inventive method of transfer lamination involves metallizing a first side of a film and then bonding the metallized first side to a substrate. Then a coating is applied to a second side of the film after it has been bonded to the substrate. The bonded film and substrate are then placed in an oven. The film is then stripped from the substrate leaving metal from the film deposited on the substrate. The application of the coating is performed as an inline part of the transfer lamination process thereby providing an ease of manufacture presently unknown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Hazen Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert Hazen, Keith McCrodden
  • Publication number: 20120176729
    Abstract: A relatively thin planar anode for use in a wet electrolytic capacitor is provided. An anode leadwire is embedded within the anode and extends in a longitudinal direction therefrom. The wire may be formed from any electrically conductive material, such as tantalum, niobium, aluminum, hafnium, titanium, etc., as well as electrically conductive oxides and/or nitrides of thereof. To reduce the tendency of the leadwire to pull out of the anode due to stresses encountered during manufacturing (e.g., sintering) and/or use of the capacitor, the manner in which the wire is inserted is selectively controlled in the present invention. That is, at least a portion of the wire within the anode is bent at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the wire. This “bend” reduces the ease to which the wire can be pulled out in the longitudinal direction after the anode is pressed and sintered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Hazen Pease, James Steven Bates
  • Publication number: 20120179217
    Abstract: A relatively thin planar anode for use in a wet electrolytic capacitor is provided. Through a combination of specific materials and processing techniques, the present inventors have surprisingly discovered that the resulting anode may possess a high volumetric efficiency, and yet still be able to operate at a high voltage and capacitance, thus resulting in a capacitor with a high energy density. More particularly, the anode is a pressed pellet formed from an electrically conductive powder that contains a plurality of particles (including agglomerates thereof). The particles may have a flake-like morphology in that they possess a relatively flat or platelet shape. The present inventors have discovered that such a particle morphology can optimize packing density, and thus reduce the thickness of the anode and improve volumetric efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Steven Bates, Robert Hazen Pease
  • Publication number: 20120123583
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and a computer-readable storage medium for controlling a discrete-type manufacturing process (e.g., an injection molding process) with a multivariate model. Data representing process parameters, operating parameters, or both of the manufacturing process are received. The received data is compared with a multivariate model that approximates the manufacturing process to provide a result. Upon the result of the comparing satisfying a condition, one or more values for a set of operating parameters for the manufacturing process are determined. When the one or more determined values for the set of operating parameters satisfies a criterion, at least one operating parameter of the manufacturing process is updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Hazen, Christopher Paul Ambrozic, Christopher Peter McCready
  • Patent number: 7511943
    Abstract: A wet electrolytic capacitor that includes an anode, cathode, and an electrolyte is provided. The cathode contains a substrate and a coating overlying the substrate. The coating comprises a sintered body containing carbonaceous particles (e.g., activated carbon) and inorganic particles (e.g., NbO2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: James Allen Fife, Gang Ning, Zebbie Lynn Sebald, James Steven Bates, Robert Hazen Pease