Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Glen E. Books
  • Patent number: 6175500
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a plurality of high thermal conductivity bodies are bonded to relatively hot spots of a component-populated substrate surface to provide thermal conduction from the surface to an overlying thermal plane. The high conductivity bodies can be configured for pick-and-place application and self-aligned in solder bonding. Receiving solder pads on the substrate facilitate low thermal resistance solder bonding and self-alignment. In a preferred embodiment the bodies are rectangular parallelpipeds with bifurcated bonding surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Apurba Roy
  • Patent number: 5982095
    Abstract: Improved plasma displays utilize electrodes including low electron affinity (LEA) materials such as diamond. In dc displays the LEA materials are disposed on the cathode. In ac displays the LEA materials are disposed on the dielectric layers of both electrodes. The improved displays exhibit reduced operating voltage, higher resolution, and enhanced robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5846122
    Abstract: Applicants have discovered a new method for fine polishing surfaces of metal-soluble materials such as diamond to the submicron level. The method involves applying to the material surface a polishing medium composed of metal powder and an acidic or basic carrier. The surface is then polished by high speed rubbing to a submicron finish. Several embodiments of apparatus for performing the polishing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Edwin Graebner, Sungho Jin, Guenther Wilhelm Kammlott, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5834709
    Abstract: The present invention provides a position-sensing system which employs sensors incorporating magnetoresistive materials. The position of a magnetic information input member is determined through the resistance change of the magnetoresistive sensor in response to the magnetic field from the magnetic information input member. Exemplary magnetoresistive materials are lanthanum manganites having high magnetoresistive ratios. Two-dimensional position sensing systems for graphics tablets are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Greg E. Blonder, Robert Albert Boie, Sungho Jin, Mark Thomas McCormack
  • Patent number: 5756165
    Abstract: Applicants have discovered that the speed of fiber manufacture can be substantially increased by employing a two-step curing process in which the fiber is drawn, coated and exposed to ultraviolet light on-line at high line speeds to effect a partial cure of the coating. After further cooling, the partially cured coating is fully cured by an on-reel exposure to ultraviolet light. The on-reel exposure can take place on the draw tower take-up reel as it is filing with fiber or it can take place off-line after the take-up reel has been filled and removed from the line. The on-reel exposure advantageously takes place either during filling the take-up reel, or during emptying the reel, so that each layer of fiber on the reel is exposed equally to the ultraviolet light. This method of UV illumination improves the energy efficiency in the second exposure by at least a factor of 10 to as much as a factor of 1000. The fiber primary coating pullout strength and mechanical modulus are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Yussuf Sultan Ali, Darryl Leneir Brownlow, Alex Harris, Nicholas James Levinos, Robert Clark Moore, Lloyd Shepherd
  • Patent number: 5747982
    Abstract: A silicon-on-silicon dual MCM apparatus comprising a printed circuit board having a voltage isolation boundary contained therein supporting a pair of multi-chip modules on either side of the voltage isolation boundary. The MCMs safely convey signals across the isolation boundary via discrete optical coupling means or the like. The optical coupling means allow safe and efficient conveyance of signals across the voltage isolation boundary enabling a designer to group high voltage components on one side of the boundary and low voltage components on the other side of the boundary. This obviates to a degree the need for multi-layered PCBs. A relatively large number of passive components (resistors and capacitors) are integrated into a silicon substrate with flip-chip analog integrated circuits (ICs). Operational characteristics of the controller are verified after integration and are compared to the discrete version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas John Dromgoole, Anatoly Feygenson, Robert Charles Frye, Ashraf Wagih Lotfi, King Lien Tai
  • Patent number: 5744195
    Abstract: Applicants have discovered methods for making, treating and using diamonds which substantially enhance their capability for low voltage emission. Specifically, applicants have discovered that defect-rich diamonds--diamonds grown or treated to increase the concentration of defects--have enhanced properties of low voltage emission. Defect-rich diamonds are characterized in Raman spectroscopy by a diamond peak at 1332 cm.sup.-1 broadened by a full width at half maximum .DELTA.K in the range 5-15 cm.sup.-1 (and preferably 7-11 cm.sup.-1). Such defect-rich diamonds can emit electron current densities of 0.1 mA/mm.sup.2 or more at a low applied field of 25 V/.mu.m or less. Particularly advantageous structures use such diamonds in an array of islands or particles each less than 10 .mu.m in diameter at fields of 15 V/.mu.m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Lawrence Seibles, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5725938
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved techniques for metallizing ceramic substrates. The method comprises providing a ceramic substrate and depositing a layer of reducible material on the ceramic substrate. The layer of reducible material includes a reducible ceramic such as copper oxide. The ceramic substrate having the layer of reducible material disposed thereon is heated and the reducible material is contacted with a reducing agent to create a conductive region. The conductive region is either a metallized region formed by reduction, or it is a conductive ceramic formed through surface reduction. The present invention further provides a metallized ceramic substrate. The metallized layer comprises ceramic regions having at least one constituent in common with the ceramic substrate. The ceramic substrate and the ceramic regions of the metallized layer are sintered to each other such that the metallized region is interspersed between the sintered ceramic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, David Wilfred Johnson, Jr., Henry Hon Law, John Thomson, Jr., Thomas Henry Tiefel
  • Patent number: 5717292
    Abstract: Improved plasma displays utilize permanent magnet components for low-voltage operation. Permanent magnet components providing magnetic fields transverse to the direction of electron movement increase the electron pathlength, thereby enhancing the ionization efficiency of the electrons. This permits lower voltage operation, higher-pixel density and greater durability. In exemplary embodiments, magnetic components can be placed below the cathode, disposed between the electrodes, or incorporated in the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5712715
    Abstract: An optical transmission system having a transmission waveguide, an optical amplifier, a pump radiation source for supplying pump radiation to the optical amplifier, and a Bragg grating for reflecting pump radiation to the amplifier. The Bragg grating is produced using two collimated, non-collinear beams of actinic radiation to form an interference pattern in a medium. While changing the product .lambda..times.0.5 csc .phi./2, the interference pattern is advanced relative to the medium such that the interference pattern has a spatially varying period. The resulting Bragg grating has a sufficiently wide bandwidth in reflection, sufficiently high extinction in transmission, and sufficiently low intrinsic loss that the pump radiation source may be located at least one kilometer from the optical amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Turan Erdogan, Victor Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 5709577
    Abstract: Applicants have discovered methods for making electron emitters using commercially available diamond particles treated to enhance their capability for electron emission under extremely low electric fields. Specifically, applicants have discovered that electron emitters comprising ultra-fine (5-10,000 nm) diamond particles heat-treated by a hydrogen plasma, can produce electron emission current density of at least 0.1 mA/mm.sup.2 at extremely low electric fields of 0.5-1.5 V/.mu.m. These field values are about an order of magnitude lower than exhibited by the best defective CVD diamond and almost two orders of magnitude lower than p-type semiconducting diamond. Emitters are preferably fabricated by suspending the ultra-fine diamond particles, preferably in the nanometer size range, in an aqueous solution, applying the suspension as a coating onto a conducting substrate such as n-type Si or metal, and then subjecting the coated substrate to a plasma of hydrogen, preferably at temperatures above 300.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5704820
    Abstract: The pillar structure according to the invention has a substantially longer surface path length from negative to positive electrodes resist breakdown in a high voltage environment. The processing and assembly methods in this invention permit low-cost manufacturing of high breakdown-voltage, dielectric pillars for the flat panel display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Arthur Chandross, Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, John Thomson, Jr., Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5703978
    Abstract: Applicants have determined that the temperature sensitivity of long-period grating devices is due to differential variation with temperature of the refractive indices of the core and cladding. They have further determined that the cladding profile and fiber composition can be redesigned to substantially reduce this differential variation, thereby reducing the temperature sensitivity of long-period gratings of less than 4 nm per 100.degree. C. and preferably less than 2 nm per 100.degree. C. This design permits the use of long-period grating devices without temperature control or compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David John DiGiovanni, Justin Boyd Judkins, Janet Renee Pedrazzani, Ashish Madhukar Vengsarkar, Kenneth Lee Walker
  • Patent number: 5698496
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a high density z-direction interconnection medium is made by the steps of providing a non-conductive membrane having z-direction channels, filling the channels with liquid precursor of conductive material, converting the trapped precursor into conductive material within the channels, and, advantageously, forming solder bumps in contact with the conductive material in the channels. The method is particularly useful for forming hollow tubular or porous conductive pathways having enhanced resistance to thermal and mechanical stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Alan Fastnacht, Sungho Jin, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5698934
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a field emission device is made by disposing emitter material on an insulating substrate, applying masking particles to the emitter material, applying an insulating film and a gate conductor film over the masking particles and emitter material and removing the particles to reveal a random distribution of apertures to the emitter material. The result is a novel and economical field emission device having numerous randomly distributed emission apertures which can be used to make low cost flat panel displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5698124
    Abstract: A fiber drawing apparatus is provided with an improved fiber draw furnace wherein an inner zirconia tube is surrounded by a radially-spaced annular insulating region of magnesia within a silica beaker. While the magnesia has a melting point approximately the same as zirconia, the electrical conductivity of magnesia is substantially lower, enabling it to withstand higher RF power. Moreover magnesia is more soluble than zirconia in silica, reducing the likelihood of particulate contamination of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Vincent DiMarcello, James William Fleming, Jr., Arthur Clifford Hart, Jr., Richard Garner Huff, Karen S. Kranz
  • Patent number: 5694248
    Abstract: An improved Bragg grating for an optical waveguide comprising a core and a cladding. The grating includes refractive index perturbations formed within the waveguide. It has a bandwidth in reflection having a full width at half-maximum greater than 12 nm, a total intrinsic optical loss less than 0.2 dB, and a total peak optical extinction, measured in transmission, greater than 20 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Turan Erdogan, Victor Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 5681196
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a field emission device is made by disposing emitter material on an insulating substrate, applying a sacrificial film to the emitter material and forming over the sacrificial layer a conductive gate layer having a random distribution of apertures therein. In the preferred process, the gate is formed by applying masking particles to the sacrificial film, applying a conductive film over the masking particles and the sacrificial film and then removing the masking particles to reveal a random distribution of apertures. The sacrificial film is then removed. The apertures then extend to the emitter material. In a preferred embodiment, the sacrificial film contains dielectric spacer particles which remain after the film is removed to separate the emitter from the gate. The result is a novel and economical field emission device having numerous randomly distributed emission apertures which can be used to make low cost flat panel displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, John Thomson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5674107
    Abstract: A novel technique for fine polishing surfaces of diamond to the submicron level involves applying to the diamond surface an oxygen-emitting polishing medium, either a dry powder or a powder dispersed in a liquid carrier. The diamond surface is then polished by high speed rubbing to a submicron finish by inducing oxygen emission and oxygen-carbon interaction. Several embodiments of apparatus for polishing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Edwin Graebner, Sungho Jin, Guenther Wilhelm Kammlott, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 5669789
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, an EMI suppressing connector comprises a body of ferrite having a plurality of conductive channels and at least one planar surface. The channel walls are wholly or partially coated with conductive material which provides a conductive path extending through the body and the planar surface includes a pattern of coated conductive leads connected to the conductive channels. Preferably the connector is in the form of a rectangular parallelopiped, and the channels extend perpendicularly between two major surfaces. In one embodiment, the conductive material extends horizontally through the body and onto planar bottom. The conductive material on the planar bottom surface provides ready connection with contacts on a circuit board or IC package. In another embodiment, the conductive material extends vertically through the body and onto a planar bottom or top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Hon Law