Patents by Inventor Frank Lowe

Frank Lowe 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: 20150279945
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing semiconductor wafer structures are described which exhibit improved lifetime and reliability. The methods comprise transferring an active semiconductor layer structure from a native non-lattice-matched semiconductor growth substrate to a working substrate, wherein strain-matching layers, and optionally a portion of the active semiconductor layer structure, are removed. In certain embodiment, the process of attaching the active semiconductor layer structure to the working substrate includes annealing at an elevated temperature for a specified time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Francis, Dubravko Babic, Firooz Nasser-Faili, Felix Ejeckham, Quentin Diduck, Joseph Smart, Kristopher Matthews, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20100315414
    Abstract: A system for displaying 3-dimensional images is provided. The system comprises a monitor, a rendering module arranged to provide image data for display by the monitor, a point-of-view module for determining the position of a viewer relative to the monitor, wherein the output of said rendering module is dependent on the determined position of the viewer relative to the monitor and a polar correction module arranged to adjust the brightness of one or more pixels of the monitor dependent on the position of the viewer relative to the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Antony Joseph Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 7531218
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element, and wherein the slurry also includes a second plurality of elements which are not designed to mate with receptor regions on the substrate. Typically, these second plurality of elements help movement of the first plurality of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20070092654
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element, and wherein the slurry also includes a second plurality of elements which are not designed to mate with receptor regions on the substrate. Typically, these second plurality of elements help movement of the first plurality of elements. A method according to another aspect of the invention includes dispensing in a flow having a first direction a slurry onto a substrate, wherein the slurry includes a fluid and a plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on the substrate and each of which includes a functional element, and vibrating substrate in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: John Smith, Mark Hadley, Gordon Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 7172789
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element. The method further includes dispensing in a flow having a first direction a slurry onto a substrate, wherein the slurry includes a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20060249873
    Abstract: Methods for forming openings having predetermined shapes in a substrate and apparatuses with these openings. The methods may be used to form assemblies which include the substrate with its openings and elements which are disposed in the openings. In one example of a method, each of the elements include an electrical component and are assembled into one of the openings by a fluidic self assembly process. In an particular example of a method to create such an opening, the substrate is etched through a first patterned mask and is later etched through a second patterned mask. Typically, the second patterned mask is aligned relative to the opening created by etching through the first patterned mask and has an area of exposure which is smaller than an area of exposure through the first patterned mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: John Smith, Mark Hadley, Gordon Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 7101502
    Abstract: Methods for forming openings having predetermined shapes in a substrate and apparatuses with these openings. The methods may be used to form assemblies which include the substrate with its openings and elements which are disposed in the openings. In one example of a method, each of the elements include an electrical component and are assembled into one of the openings by a fluidic self assembly process. In an particular example of a method to create such an opening, the substrate is etched through a first patterned mask and is later etched through a second patterned mask. Typically, the second patterned mask is aligned relative to the opening created by etching through the first patterned mask and has an area of exposure which is smaller than an area of exposure through the first patterned mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20040026031
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element, and wherein the slurry also includes a second plurality of elements which are not designed to mate with receptor regions on the substrate. Typically, these second plurality of elements help movement of the first plurality of elements. A method according to another aspect of the invention includes dispensing in a flow having a first direction a slurry onto a substrate, wherein the slurry includes a fluid and a plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on the substrate and each of which includes a functional element, and vibrating substrate in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Publication number: 20040004058
    Abstract: Methods for forming openings having predetermined shapes in a substrate and apparatuses with these openings. The methods may be used to form assemblies which include the substrate with its openings and elements which are disposed in the openings. In one example of a method, each of the elements include an electrical component and are assembled into one of the openings by a fluidic self assembly process. In an particular example of a method to create such an opening, the substrate is etched through a first patterned mask and is later etched through a second patterned mask. Typically, the second patterned mask is aligned relative to the opening created by etching through the first patterned mask and has an area of exposure which is smaller than an area of exposure through the first patterned mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 6623579
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element, and wherein the slurry also includes a second plurality of elements which are not designed to mate with receptor regions on the substrate. Typically, these second plurality of elements help movement of the first plurality of elements. A method according to another aspect of the invention includes dispensing in a flow having a first direction a slurry onto a substrate, wherein the slurry includes a fluid and a plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on the substrate and each of which includes a functional element, and vibrating substrate in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 6479395
    Abstract: Methods for forming openings having predetermined shapes in a substrate and apparatuses with these openings. The methods may be used to form assemblies which include the substrate with its openings and elements which are disposed in the openings. In one example of a method, each of the elements include an electrical component and are assembled into one of the openings by a fluidic self assembly process. In an particular example of a method to create such an opening, the substrate is etched through a first patterned mask and is later etched through a second patterned mask. Typically, the second patterned mask is aligned relative to the opening created by etching through the first patterned mask and has an area of exposure which is smaller than an area of exposure through the first patterned mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 6178848
    Abstract: A hook and jack handle assembly in which the hook is retained within the tubular jack handle during use of the assembly in operating a vehicle jack. To this end, a tubular end portion in a jack handle has inserted therein a hook-shaped end piece having a pre-formed indentation. The tubular wall of the jack handle is displaced within the pre-formed indentation such that the end piece is prevented from slipping out of the jack handle during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Wald LLC
    Inventor: Frank Lowe