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).

  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190091354
    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: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Bayer AS
    Inventors: Lars LINDEN, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Patent number: 10201625
    Abstract: Novel radiotracer(s) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging are described. Novel radiotracer(s) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of neuorendocrine tumors are described. Specifically the present invention describes novel [18F]Fluoroethyltriazol-[Tyr3]Octreotate analogs; in particular those that target somatostatin receptors found on the cell surface of gastroenteropancreatic neuorendocrine tumors. The present invention also describes intermediate(s), precursor(s), pharmaceutical composition(s), methods of making, and methods of use of the novel radiotracer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: IMPERIAL COLLEGE, GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Sajinker Kaur Luthra, Julius Leyton, Eric Ofori Aboagye, Lisa Iddon, Bard Indrevoll, Matthias Eberhard Glaser, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Publication number: 20170340759
    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: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20160114063
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for generating a purified solution of at least one 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: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Janne Olsen FRENVIK, Olav B. RYAN, Alan CUTHBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20140286866
    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: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE AS
    Inventors: ALAN CUTHBERTSON, MAGNE SOLBAKKEN
  • Publication number: 20130343990
    Abstract: Novel radiotracer(s) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging are described. Novel radiotracer(s) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of neuorendocrine tumors are described. Specifically the present invention describes novel [18F]Fluoroethyltriazol-[Tyr3]Octreotate analogs; in particular those that target somatostatin receptors found on the cell surface of gastroenteropancreatic neuorendocrine tumors. The present invention also describes intermediate(s), precursor(s), pharmaceutical composition(s), methods of making, and methods of use of the novel radiotracer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: IMPERIAL COLLEGE, GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Sajinker Kaur Luthra, Julius Leyton, Eric Ofori Aboagye, Lisa Iddon, Bard Indrevoll, Matthias Eberhard Glaser, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Patent number: 8568689
    Abstract: The invention relates to contrast agents for detection of the Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor (uPAR). More specifically the invention relates to contrast agents comprising a peptidic vector binding to the uPAR, labelled with an imageable moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Bente E. Arbo
  • Patent number: 8563600
    Abstract: The Invention relates to conjugates of formula (III) or (IIIa), or a salt thereof, their use as radiopharmaceuticals, processes for their preparation, and synthetic intermediates used in such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: GE Healthcare AS, GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Magne Solbakken, Bente Arbo, Alan Cuthbertson, Alexander Gibson
  • Patent number: 8529874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to labelled cMet binding peptides suitable for optical imaging in vivo. The peptides are labelled with an optical reporter group suitable for imaging in the red to near-infrared region. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and kits, as well as in vivo imaging methods, especially of use in the detection, staging, diagnosis, monitoring of disease progression or monitoring of treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Edvin Wilhelm Johannesen, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Patent number: 8444955
    Abstract: The invention relates to conjugates of formula (V) or (VI), their use as radiopharmaceuticals, processes for their preparation, and synthetic intermediates used in such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Magne Solbakken, Dag Erlend Olberg
  • Patent number: 8404802
    Abstract: The invention relates to new peptide-based compounds for use as diagnostic imaging agents or as therapeutic agents wherein the agents comprise a targeting vector which binds to receptors associated with integrin receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Alan Cuthbertson, Bard Indrevoll