Patents by Inventor Tobias Kraus

Tobias Kraus 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: 20080220612
    Abstract: A method of protecting a polymeric layer from contamination by a photoresist layer. The method includes: (a) forming a polymeric layer over a substrate; (b) forming a non-photoactive protection layer over the polymeric layer; (c) forming a photoresist layer over the protection layer; (d) exposing the photoresist layer to actinic radiation and developing the photoresist layer to form a patterned photoresist layer, thereby exposing regions of the protection layer; (e) etching through the protection layer and the polymeric layer where the protection layer is not protected by the patterned photoresist layer; (f) removing the patterned photoresist layer in a first removal process; and (g) removing the protection layer in a second removal process different from the first removal process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Ute Drechsler, Urs T. Duerig, Jane Elizabeth Frommer, Bernd W. Gotsmann, James Lupton Hedrick, Armin W. Knoll, Tobias Kraus, Robert Dennis Miller