Patents by Inventor Robert Waugh

Robert Waugh 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: 10014163
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and a method for applying coatings to substrates such as, for example, a lens or electronic component. The apparatus includes a coating chamber in which there is provided one or more magnetrons which include, typically, an at least partially oxidized metal or metal alloy. A carrier is provided for the substrates to be moved and held in the coating chamber and the carrier is formed from a plurality of units on which the substrates are positioned and the units can be brought together to form the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Allen Robert Waugh, Gareth William Hall, Steven Antony Stanley
  • Publication number: 20140174912
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and a method for applying coatings to substrates such as, for example, a lens or electronic component. The apparatus includes a coating chamber in which there is provided one or more magnetrons which include, typically, an at least partially oxidised metal or metal alloy. A carrier is provided for the substrates to be moved and held in the coating chamber and the carrier is formed from a plurality of units on which the substrates are positioned and the units can be brought together to form the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Allen Robert Waugh, Gareth William Hall, Steven Anthony Stanley
  • Publication number: 20140044977
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate with a coating having a controlled morphology is disclosed, the method comprising providing a substrate, depositing a nucleating layer on a surface of the substrate using an aerosol assisted deposition method and depositing at least one further layer by chemical vapour deposition. The nucleating layer and further layer preferably comprise tin oxide. The substrate is preferably glass. The method results in high transmittance and a low diffuse transmission across the visible and infrared region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Troy Manning, Ivan Paul Parkin, Mathew Robert Waugh
  • Publication number: 20070126321
    Abstract: A workstation for selectively positioning a work surface includes a housing which defines a storage compartment, a tambour door track secured to the housing, and a tambour door disposed in the tambour door track. The tambour door is adapted to move between a closed position and an open position to provide selective access to the storage compartment. The workstation also includes an articulating arm including a first end secured to the housing, and a second end adapted to support said work surface. The articulating arm is adapted for adjustable movement between a retracted position placing the work surface within the storage compartment, and a user-selected extended position placing the work surface outside of the storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Cygnus Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Waugh, John Waugh, Kenneth Smith, Jeff Karriger
  • Publication number: 20070069614
    Abstract: A wall-mountable workstation for electronic equipment is provided that includes a housing having an electronic equipment storage compartment. A door is connected to the housing and is adapted to move between a closed position in which the electronic equipment storage compartment is closed and an open position in which the electronic equipment storage compartment is open. The workstation also includes an articulating arm having a first end non-movably secured within the housing and a second end adapted to support the electronic equipment for adjustable movement between a user-selected extended position away from the electronic equipment storage compartment and a retracted storage position within the electronic equipment storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Waugh, John Waugh, Kenneth Smith, Jeff Karriger
  • Publication number: 20010017261
    Abstract: The invention relates to the deposition of material onto surfaces of a substrate, typically respective concave and convex surfaces and provides a system whereby the substrates are held in a mutually sealed relationship by a carrier during the deposition of material onto respective surfaces thereby preventing or minimising the problem of lack of adhesion of the material on the surfaces
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: John Michael Walls, Alaric Graham Spencer, Norman Henry White, Alan Robert Waugh
  • Patent number: 6143143
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for use in the coating of surfaces of substrates by Physical Vapor Deposition systems (PVD) wherein the deposition in material is applied onto the said surfaces by the sputtering of the same using the PVD system. The invention provides means for preventing sputtering material from applying or landing onto surfaces other than which is desired to be coated in the said coating process. The masking means allow the prevention and/or removal of such material which is known as backscattered material and the invention described claims protection for several embodiments and methods of achieving this thereby improving subsequent adhesion propertied and optical quantities, if applicable, of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Applied Vision Limited
    Inventors: John Michael Walls, Alaric Graham Spencer, Norman Henry White, Alan Robert Waugh
  • Patent number: 6090247
    Abstract: The current invention relates to the provision of apparatus for depositing layers of material onto substrates (2) mounted on a carrier (4) all provided in a vacuum chamber (6) wherein the material is deposited by sputtering of targets of the material from activated magnetrons (7, 7') and the deposited material is reacted by providing a reaction producing means (9) which allows the coating material on the substrates to be conditioned to have the required characteristics. The invention provides that any, or any combination, of the material depositing means and/or reaction producing means are formed from either two magnetrons or a magnetron and counter electrode arrangement which are powered by an alternating voltage power supply which allows a reduction in the occurence of arcing and thereby the dimensions of the apparatus in comparison to conventional apparatus can be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Applied Vision Limited
    Inventors: Norman Henry White, Allen Robert Waugh, Alarie Graham Spencer, John Michael Walls, Hussein J'Afer
  • Patent number: 6090248
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for depositing of materials onto at least one substrate mounted on a substrate carrier provided for rotation in a material depositing zone in a vacuum chamber and causing a reaction of the said material to form a coating having desired properties. In a first aspect of the invention there is provided a loading chamber in selective interconnection with the vacuum chamber whilst maintaining a vacuum therein and in a second aspect the carrier and/or the vacuum chamber walls are provided with linear protrusions to restrict the flow of reactive gases in the chamber and thereby reduce the occurrence of arcing and both aspects allowing the dimensions of the coating apparatus to be reduced in comparison to conventional coating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Applied Vision Limited
    Inventors: Norman Henry White, Allen Robert Waugh, Alaric Graham Spencer, John Michael Walls