Patents by Inventor Alan Cuthbertson

Alan Cuthbertson 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).

  • Publication number: 20220185662
    Abstract: A method includes tab dicing a region of a tab region disposed between a first die and a second die. The tab region structurally connects the first die to the second die each including a MEMS device eutecticly bonded to a CMOS device. The tab region includes a handle wafer layer disposed over a fusion bond oxide layer that is disposed on an ACT layer. The tab region is positioned above a CMOS tab region that with the first and second die form a cavity therein. The tab dicing cuts through the handle wafer layer and leaves a portion of the fusion bond oxide layer underneath the handle wafer layer to form an oxide tether within the tab region. The oxide tether maintains the tab region in place and above the CMOS tab region. Subsequent to the tab dicing the first region, the tab region is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Publication number: 20220143229
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the formation of a tissue-targeting thorium complex, said method comprising; a) forming an octadentate chelator comprising four hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) moieties, substituted in the N-position with a methyl group, and a coupling moiety terminating in a carboxylic acid group; b) coupling said octadentate chelator to at least one tissue-targeting moiety targeting HER2; and c) contacting said tissue-targeting chelator with an aqueous solution comprising an ion of at least one alpha-emitting thorium isotope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft, Bayer AS
    Inventors: Lars LINDEN, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20220144628
    Abstract: A modification to rough polysilicon using ion implantation and silicide is provided herein. A method can comprise depositing a hard mask on a single crystal silicon, patterning the hard mask, and depositing metal on the single crystal silicon. The method also can comprise forming silicide based on causing the metal to react with exposed silicon of the single crystal silicon. Further, the method can comprise removing unreacted metal and stripping the hard mask from the single crystal silicon. Another method can comprise forming a MEMS layer based on fusion bonding a handle MEMS with a device layer. The method also can comprise implanting rough polysilicon on the device layer. Implanting the rough polysilicon can comprise performing ion implantation of the rough polysilicon. Further, the method can comprise performing high temperature annealing. The high temperature can comprise a temperature in a range between around 700 and 1100 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Daesung Lee
  • Publication number: 20220125960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations of at least two components, component A and component B, component A being a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor, and component B being a targeted thorium conjugate. Another aspect of the present invention relates to the use of such combinations as described herein for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment or prophylaxis of a disease, particularly for the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicants: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Bayer AS
    Inventors: Urs Beat HAGEMANN, Pascale LEJEUNE, Jenny KARLSSON, Alan CUTHBERTSON, Stefanie HAMMER
  • Publication number: 20220106188
    Abstract: A method including fusion bonding a handle wafer to a first side of a device wafer. The method further includes depositing a hardmask on a second side of the device wafer, wherein the second side is planar. An etch stop layer is deposited over the hardmask and an exposed portion of the second side of the device wafer. A dielectric layer is formed over the etch stop layer. A via is formed within the dielectric layer. The via is filled with conductive material. A eutectic bond layer is formed over the conductive material. Portions of the dielectric layer uncovered by the eutectic bond layer is etched to expose the etch stop layer. The exposed portions of the etch stop layer is etched. A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device pattern is etched into the device wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Patent number: 11267699
    Abstract: A modification to rough polysilicon using ion implantation and silicide is provided herein. A method can comprise depositing a hard mask on a single crystal silicon, patterning the hard mask, and depositing metal on the single crystal silicon. The method also can comprise forming silicide based on causing the metal to react with exposed silicon of the single crystal silicon. Further, the method can comprise removing unreacted metal and stripping the hard mask from the single crystal silicon. Another method comprises forming a MEMS layer, wherein the forming comprises fusion bonding a handle layer with a device layer. The method also can comprise implanting rough polysilicon on the device layer. Implanting the rough polysilicon can comprise performing ion implantation of the rough polysilicon. Further, the method can comprise performing high temperature annealing. The high temperature can comprise a temperature in a range between around 700 and 1100 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INVENSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Daesung Lee
  • Patent number: 11260136
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the formation of a tissue-targeting thorium complex, said method comprising; a) forming an octadentate chelator comprising four hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) moieties, substituted in the N-position with a methyl group, and a coupling moiety terminating in a carboxylic acid group; b) coupling said octadentate chelator to at least one tissue-targeting moiety targeting HER2; and c) contacting said tissue-targeting chelator with an aqueous solution comprising an ion of at least one alpha-emitting thorium isotope. A method of treatment of a neoplastic or hyperplastic disease comprising admistration of such a tissue-targeting thorium complex, as well as the complex and corresponding pharmaceutical formulations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Bayer AS
    Inventors: Lars Linden, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Publication number: 20220023449
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for generating purified solution of at least on alpha-emitting radionuclide complex. The method comprises contacting a solution of the alpha-emitting radionuclide complex and at least one daughter nuclide with at least one selective binder for the daughter nuclide and subsequently separating the solution from the selective binder. The invention also provides a method for the removal of at least one daughter radionuclide from a solution comprising at least one alpha-emitting radionuclide complex. The method comprises contacting the solution with at least one selective binder for the daughter nuclide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Bayer AS
    Inventors: Janne Olsen FRENVIK, Olav B. RYAN, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20210322583
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the formation of a tissue-targeting thorium complex, said method comprising: a) forming an octadentate chelator comprising four hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) moieties, substituted in the N-position with a C1-C3alkyl group, and a coupling moiety terminating in a carboxylic acid group; b) coupling said octadentate chelator to at least one tissue-targeting peptide or protein comprising at least one amine moiety by means of at least one amide-coupling reagent whereby to generate a tissue-targeting chelator; and c) contacting said tissue-targeting chelator with an aqueous solution comprising an ion of at least one alpha-emitting thorium isotope. A method of treatment of a neoplastic or hyperplastic disease comprising administration of such a tissue-targeting thorium complex, as well as the complex and corresponding pharmaceutical formulations are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Bayer AS
    Inventor: Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20210187134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations of at least two components, component A and component B, component A being an inhibitor of PI3K kinase, and component B being a targeted thorium conjugate. Another aspect of the present invention relates to the use of such combinations as described herein for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment or prophylaxis of a disease, particularly for the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicants: Bayer AS, Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Urs HAGEMANN, Stefanie HAMMER, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20210107785
    Abstract: Selective self-assembled monolayer patterning with sacrificial layer for devices is provided herein. A sensor device can include a handle layer and a device layer that comprises a first side and a second side. First portions of the first side are operatively connected to defined portions of the handle layer. At least one area of the second side comprises an anti-stiction area formed with an anti-stiction coating. The device can also include a Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) wafer operatively connected to second portions of the second side of the device layer. The CMOS wafer comprises at least one bump stop. The anti-stiction area faces the at least one bump stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Patent number: 10906802
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method including fusion bonding a handle wafer to a first side of a device wafer. Standoffs are formed on a second side of the device wafer. A first hardmask is deposited on the second side. A second hardmask is deposited on the first hardmask. A surface of the second hardmask is planarized. A photoresist is deposited on the second hardmask, wherein the photoresist includes a MEMS device pattern. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the second hardmask. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the first hardmask, wherein the etching stops before reaching the device wafer. The photoresist and the second hardmask are removed. The MEMS device pattern is further etched into the first hardmask, wherein the further etching reaches the device wafer. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the device wafer. The first hardmask is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Dongyang Kang, Chienlu Chang, Bongsang Kim, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Publication number: 20200270123
    Abstract: A modification to rough polysilicon using ion implantation and silicide is provided herein. A method can comprise depositing a hard mask on a single crystal silicon, patterning the hard mask, and depositing metal on the single crystal silicon. The method also can comprise forming silicide based on causing the metal to react with exposed silicon of the single crystal silicon. Further, the method can comprise removing unreacted metal and stripping the hard mask from the single crystal silicon. Another method can comprise forming a MEMS layer based on fusion bonding a handle MEMS with a device layer. The method also can comprise implanting rough polysilicon on the device layer. Implanting the rough polysilicon can comprise performing ion implantation of the rough polysilicon. Further, the method can comprise performing high temperature annealing. The high temperature can comprise a temperature in a range between around 700 and 1100 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Daesung Lee
  • Publication number: 20200262697
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing stiction through roughening the surface and reducing the contact area in MEMS devices are disclosed. A method includes fabricating bumpstops on a surface of a MEMS device substrate to reduce stiction. Another method is directed to applying roughening etchant to a surface of a silicon substrate to enhance roughness after cavity etch and before removal of hardmask. Another embodiment described herein is directed to a method to reduce contact area between proof mass and UCAV (“upper cavity”) substrate surface with minimal impact on the cavity volume by introducing a shallow etch process step and maintaining high pressure in accelerometer cavity. Another method is described as to increasing the surface roughness of a UCAV substrate surface by depositing a rough layer (e.g. polysilicon) on the surface of the substrate and etching back the rough layer to transfer the roughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Ian Flader, Alan Cuthbertson, Emad Mehdizadeh
  • Patent number: 10745270
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method including fusion bonding a handle wafer to a first side of a device wafer. A hardmask is deposited on a second side of the device wafer, wherein the second side is planar. The hardmask is etched to form a MEMS device pattern and a standoff pattern. Standoffs are formed on the device wafer, wherein the standoffs are defined by the standoff pattern. A eutectic bond metal is deposited on the standoffs, the device wafer, and the hardmask. A first photoresist is deposited and removed, such that the first photoresist covers the standoffs. The eutectic bond metal is etched using the first photoresist. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the device wafer. The first photoresist and the hardmask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Dongyang Kang, Chienlu Chang, Bongsang Kim, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Publication number: 20200131033
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method including fusion bonding a handle wafer to a first side of a device wafer. Standoffs are formed on a second side of the device wafer. A first hardmask is deposited on the second side. A second hardmask is deposited on the first hardmask. A surface of the second hardmask is planarized. A photoresist is deposited on the second hardmask, wherein the photoresist includes a MEMS device pattern. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the second hardmask. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the first hardmask, wherein the etching stops before reaching the device wafer. The photoresist and the second hardmask are removed. The MEMS device pattern is further etched into the first hardmask, wherein the further etching reaches the device wafer. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the device wafer. The first hardmask is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daesung LEE, Dongyang KANG, Chienlu CHANG, Bongsang KIM, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20200131031
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method including fusion bonding a handle wafer to a first side of a device wafer. A hardmask is deposited on a second side of the device wafer, wherein the second side is planar. The hardmask is etched to form a MEMS device pattern and a standoff pattern. Standoffs are formed on the device wafer, wherein the standoffs are defined by the standoff pattern. A eutectic bond metal is deposited on the standoffs, the device wafer, and the hardmask. A first photoresist is deposited and removed, such that the first photoresist covers the standoffs. The eutectic bond metal is etched using the first photoresist. The MEMS device pattern is etched into the device wafer. The first photoresist and the hardmask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daesung LEE, Dongyang KANG, Chienlu CHANG, Bongsang KIM, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20200016283
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of combination therapy comprising administration of a tissue-targeting radio-pharmaceutical and a DNA-repair inhibitor. The method may be used in the treatment of hyperplastic or neoplastic disease, such as a carcinoma, sarcoma, myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma or mixed type cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Bayer AS
    Inventor: Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20190298865
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the formation of a tissue-targeting thorium complex, said method comprising; a) forming an octadentate chelator comprising four hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) moieties, substituted in the N-position with a methyl group, and a coupling moiety terminating in a carboxylic acid group; b) coupling said octadentate chelator to at least one tissue-targeting moiety targeting prolyl endopeptidase FAP; and c) contacting said tissue-targeting chelator with an aqueous solution comprising an ion of at least one alpha-emitting thorium isotope. A method of treatment of a neoplastic or hyperplastic disease comprising administration of such a tissue-targeting thorium complex, as well as the complex and corresponding pharmaceutical formulations are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, BAYER AS
    Inventors: Alan CUTHBERTSON, Mark TRAUTWEIN, Ernst WEBER, Jenny KARLSSON, Stefanie HAMMER
  • Publication number: 20190105409
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds suitable for use in an imaging agent said imaging agent showing an improved pharmacokinetic profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: ALAN CUTHBERTSON, MAGNE SOLBAKKEN