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July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced it was granted ten
United States patents in fiscal year 2012. KEMET honored patent recipients, as well as others who participated in the patent process, during its annual
Patent Awards Luncheon on
June 21, 2012. Plaques representing the ten new patents joined those already on display on the Patent Wall at KEMET's U.S. Innovation Center in
Simpsonville, South Carolina. KEMET employees currently hold 96 active U.S. patents.
Also honored at the Patents Awards Luncheon were
John McConnell and Dr.
John Bultitude from the Ceramic Business Group, who were named Co-Inventors of the Year. This award is presented annually to inventors in recognition of their significant record of invention and innovation. Both McConnell and Bultitude continue to make contributions to new and innovative ideas in Ceramic Specialty Products, which is key to overall growth in Ceramic Business Group revenue. A poster in honor of both McConnell and Bultitude hangs near the Patent Wall.
"It is my pleasure to officially recognize these scientists who have developed some of the most innovative ideas and cutting-edge products in the industry," said Dr.
Philip Lessner, KEMET's Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist. "Our unyielding focus remains in distinguishing ourselves as the industry leader in technology and innovation, positioning KEMET as the premier provider of capacitance solutions," continued Lessner.
US Patents Granted During Fiscal Year 2012:US Patent 7,923,395COG MULTI-LAYERED CERAMIC CAPACITORMike Randall,
James Beeson, Pascal Pinceloup,
Ian BurnUS Patent 7,929,274CAPACITOR WITH SACRIFICIAL LEAD WIRE CONFIGURATION AND IMPROVED MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOFErik Reed,
Randy HahnUS Patent 7,958,627METHOD OF ATTACHING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO AN MLCC HAVING A CURVED SURFACEMike Randall,
John McConnellUS Patent 7,969,711MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS: COMBINATION CAPACITOR AND ZENER DIODEJohn Prymak,
Jayson YoungUS Patent 7,990,683HIGH VOLTAGE SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS USING CONDUCTIVE POLYMER SLURRIESJake Qiu,
Keith BrennemanUS Patent 8,036,740WET-TANTALUM REFORMATION METHOD AND APPARATUSJohn Norton,
Brian MelodyUS Patent 8,057,883ABRASIVE PROCESS FOR MODIFYING CORNERS, EDGES AND SURFACES OF CAPACITOR ANODE BODIESJeff Poltorak,
Lance ThorntonUS Patent 8,062,385SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR WITH IMPROVED VOLUMETRIC EFFICIENCY METHOD OF MAKINGAntony ChackoUS Patent 8,111,524ELECTRONIC PASSIVE DEVICEMike Randall,
Aziz TajuddinUS Patent 8,125,766CONCENTRATED CAPACITOR ASSEMBLYJohn Prymak,
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