Including Electrical Field, Magnetic Field, Or Static Electricity Shielding Patents (Class 206/719)
  • Patent number: 10716225
    Abstract: A storage device includes a circuit board configured to store data and a connector mounted horizontally to the first surface of the circuit board. The connector comprises an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a port of an electronic device and a connection portion connected to the circuit board. An offset thickness between a thickness of the connection portion and a thickness of the insertion portion is at least 1 millimeter (mm). The storage device also comprises a housing enclosing the circuit board. A length of the housing does not exceed 8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kin Ming So
  • Patent number: 10548207
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus (100) for electrostatically discharging a primary packaging container (102) made of plastics are disclosed. The method comprises moving a primary packaging container (102) to be electrostatically discharged so as to pass at least one electrode (104, 106, 108), applying an alternating voltage to the electrode (104, 106, 108) so as to generate ionized air in a vicinity of the electrode (104, 106, 108), and rotating the primary packaging container (102) in the vicinity of the electrode (104, 106, 108) so as to be contacted by the ionized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Tatjana Buerker, Christian Haase, Klaus Reichert
  • Patent number: 10127415
    Abstract: A UHF radiofrequency identification (RFID) device operating at an UHF wavelength for enabling communication of an UHF RFID reader with UHF RFID tags positioned within a cavity having an internal volume with a largest dimension that is below twice said UHF wavelength. The device comprises a wire wave guide having an entry extremity and at least one exit extremity and positioned within said at least one cavity above a ground surface, wherein said entry extremity is fed by said UHF RFID reader and said at least one exit extremity is connected to said ground surface via a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Guy Venture, Jean-Baptiste Pantaloni
  • Patent number: 10104818
    Abstract: A personal communication device (“PCD”) holder including (i) a first housing portion including a material that causes the first housing portion to be data signal blocking; (ii) a second housing portion including a material that causes the second housing portion to be data signal blocking; and (iii) a data signal blocking gasket fitted to at least one of the first and second housing portions, the gasket positioned and arranged such that when the first and second housing portions are mated together to form an enclosure about the PCD, the data signal blocking gasket engages and seals to the other of the first and second housing portions to ensure that the enclosure is completely data signal blocking regardless of whether imperfections are present in an interface between the mated first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Caged Idea's LLC
    Inventor: Michael Nash
  • Patent number: 9788467
    Abstract: A shield case that shields an electronic component, the shield case including: a shield frame configured to be fastened to a board so as to surround the electronic component mounted over a mount face of the board, and a spring, attached to the shield frame, including a flat face configure to closely adheres to the mount face by being pressed when the shield frame unit is fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiromu Shoji, Atsushi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9769966
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) shielding structure to enable heat spreading and/or low cost assembly are described. In an embodiment, a metallic shield at least partially surrounds at least one logic component. The metallic shield includes a dome feature to provide thermal contact between the at least one logic component and the metallic shield. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 9658253
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly for use in an integrated circuit testing apparatus having a plurality of electrical contact pins and electrical insulators that are each fashioned with through-openings that match a cross-section of a rigid shaft so that the rigid shaft can be threaded through the contact pins and insulators. This ensures that the position of each contact pin is substantially aligned in a single datum with other contact pins following the datum of the rigid shaft. The electrical insulators are placed between each contact pin to prevent electrical connection between contact pins. Further, four rigid shafts assembled in this manner may be interlocked with each other to form a rectangular assembly, which can be inserted into an appropriate housing of the testing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: JF MICROTECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Wei Kuong Foong, Kok Sing Goh, Shamal Mundiyath, Eng Kiat Lee
  • Patent number: 9455461
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a fuel cell system to control an amount of degradation to the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system is operative to switch between two or more power sources to provide power to a load. The switching is designed to minimize degradation of a fuel cell of the fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Shengyi Liu, Lijun Gao, Joseph S. Breit
  • Patent number: 9363934
    Abstract: A method includes sensing ambient conditions in a datacenter containing a server, and determining whether the ambient conditions exceed predetermined threshold conditions representing risk of electrostatic discharge. A lid to the server is locked in a closed position in response to the ambient conditions exceeding the predetermined threshold conditions. However, the lid to the server is unlocked in response to a grounding strap being connected to the server. Optionally, the grounding strap may be identified and the server lid will only unlock if the identified grounding strap is associated with authorization to unlock the server lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith M. Campbell, James G. McLean, William M. Megarity, Luke D. Remis, Gregory D. Sellman, Christopher L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140374307
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling transportation of a substrate of a liquid crystal panel is disclosed. Said method comprises: putting the substrate of the liquid crystal panel into a transport apparatus; humidifying the transport apparatus having the substrate of the liquid crystal panel placed thereinto by utilizing a humidifying apparatus to form a mist in the transport apparatus; and transporting the substrate of the liquid crystal panel by utilizing the humidified transport apparatus. The present invention prevents the substrate of the liquid crystal panel from being damaged by electrostatic charges and ensures product percent of pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Minghu Qi, Chun-hao Wu, Kun-hsien Lin, Yongqiang Wang, Zhenghong Chen, Weibing Yang, Erqing Zhu, Zhenhua Guo
  • Patent number: 8718729
    Abstract: A system for protecting an electronic device. The system includes a pocket, where the pocket is configured to receive an electronic device capable of receiving or transmitting electronic signals. The system also includes a cover, where the cover is directly attached to the pocket. The cover is configured to cover at least a portion of the pocket and prevent the electronic device from receiving or transmitting electronic signals in a direction toward the cover. The electronic device is allowed to receive or transmit electronic signals in a direction not toward the cover. The cover includes an opening. The opening is configured to allow an audio signal to pass through the cover and includes a mesh layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Kershenstein
  • Patent number: 8618426
    Abstract: A device enclosing a volume shielded from certain levels of sound, light and electromagnetic radiation, such device that prevents electromagnetic communications and recording devices from transmitting and receiving communications from outside of the devices protected environment while remaining mobile and ungrounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: William Gerard Malone
  • Publication number: 20130277269
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging device which comprises a static-proof film, a Velcro hooks patch and a Velcro loops patch. The static film is used for shielding the static. And at least a Velcro hooks patch and Velcro loops patch symmetrically arranged on borders of the static-proof film such that the hooks and loops are engaged with each when the static-proof film is wrapped over the electronic device. By this provision, the packaging device integrates both the protective film and packaging bag. Not only it can be readily used, it can be repeatedly used as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhilin Zhao, Shih Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8552725
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to system and method for substantially obstructing magnetic flux. One aspect of the present invention provides an apparatus for substantially obstructing at least one magnetic flux path between an ambient space and a protected volume. The apparatus includes an inner shield, substantially enclosing the protected volume. The inner shield has at least one inner shield aperture extending therethrough to allow external access to the protected volume. An outer shield substantially encloses the inner shield. The outer shield has at least one outer shield aperture extending therethrough to allow internal access from the ambient space. The apparatus is configured to impede magnetic flux between at least one inner shield aperture and at least one outer shield aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Guidance & Electronics Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry C. Abbink, Edward Kanegsberg
  • Publication number: 20130255189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging device and a method of packing the display module with the packaging device. The packaging comprises a pair of cardboards each defines a plurality of slots equidistantly arranged over each of the cardboard and extends upward from a lower edge thereof. A plurality of static-proof partitions are provided and each defines with a pair of grooves arranged adjacent to transversal ends thereof, and extends downward from a top edge thereof to interferentially interengaging with those equidistantly arranged slots of the cardboard to define a plurality of receiving compartments in which a display module can be disposed therein. By the provision of the packaging device of the present invention, the static-proof bag can be replaced by the cardboards and partitions. Specially, the cardboards and the partitions can be repeatedly used so as to reduce the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130256187
    Abstract: A substrate protecting member for clamping a substrate includes an elastic case and a conductive case. The elastic case defines a first latching slot for clamping an edge of the substrate. The conductive case defines a second latching slot with inner walls thereof contacting an outer surface of the elastic case. In the substrate protecting member of the present disclosure, the elastic case is capable of clamping on the edge of the substrate for buffering impacts on the substrate, and the conductive case is capable of surrounding the elastic case for protecting the substrate from being damaged by static electricity. Therefore, with the elastic case and the conductive case, the substrate protecting member can protect the substrate from being damaged by impacts or static electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-da Cheng
  • Patent number: 8522977
    Abstract: Disclosed is a packaging system for protecting a radio frequency readable label from being read while the label is on or embedded within a packaged product. The product packaging may include a shielding member that is rendered unusable upon removal of the product from the packaging. The radio frequency readable product label may be on or in a product, and contain information related to the product, such as product identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Freeman Britt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8455070
    Abstract: A carriage case, in which electronical parts are received for transportation, is provided as being capable of securely holding such parts therein and preventing them from being damaged and hampering dust from attaching on them with the removal of electrostatic charge and reducing gas detrimental to such parts to the minimum. The carriage case comprises: a case body having a base member and a cover member; and a sheet member that is made from an adhesive material of curable composition essentially consisting of component (A): a polyoxyalkylene based polymer having more than one alkenyl groups in one molecule, component (B): a compound having at least two hydrosilyl groups in one molecule and component (C): a hydrosilylation catalyst. The sheet member is applied on an inner bottom side surface of the base member and on the sheet member. The parts are attached so as to be securely positioned in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sakase Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Nagai, Takashi Shimada, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8390104
    Abstract: A TAB tape (100) packaging structure in which (i) the TAB tape (100) including a plurality of semiconductor chips (103) which are fixed, on a film (101) on which wiring patterns are repeatedly provided and (ii) an embossed tape (200) which is electroconductive and has embossed parts (202) which are sequentially provided on a first surface of and in a longitudinal direction of a film (201) are wound on a reel which is electroconductive is arranged such that the TAB tape (100) and the embossed tape (200) are wound on the reel, while (i) a first surface of the film (101) on which surface the plurality of semiconductor chips (103) are fixed and (ii) the first surface of the film (201) on which surface the embossed parts (202) protrude are overlapping and facing each other, and the embossed tape (200) has a total thickness of not less than (t+0.4) mm and not more than 1.1 mm in a case where each of the plurality of semiconductor chips (103) has a thickness of t (0.2?t?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Kudose, Kenji Toyosawa
  • Publication number: 20120298549
    Abstract: A substrate storage container is disclosed that includes: a container body that stores semiconductor wafers W being supported by pairs of left and right supporting pieces; a removable door that opens and closes an open front of container body; and interface portions that are provided in the container body and the door and are connected to a load port apparatus of processing equipment. The door is positioned and connected to the load port apparatus when the open front of container body is opened and closed by the door. The container body, its paired supporting pieces, the door and the interface portions are all formed of conductive materials so that their surface resistance values are specified to fall within the range of 103 to 1012?, to thereby inhibit adherence of particles to these due to electrification of static electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fujimori, Osamu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120211397
    Abstract: The invention provides a container (10) comprising a, a receiving compartment (18) for receiving articles (12) each provided with an RFID transponder (14), a shielding (16) for shielding of the receiving compartment (18), and an RFID antenna device (20) located in the receiving compartment (18) for communication with the transponders (14). Reliable identification of articles (12) located in the container (10) can thus be simplified considerably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Dieter KILIAN
  • Patent number: 8248197
    Abstract: A sheath including a hollow main body having a first end with an opening formed therein. The hollow main body is formed from a substantially nonmagnetic material and adapted to receive the permanent magnet material handling device. The sheath militates against an attraction of foreign material to the permanent magnet material handling device when not in use. Additionally, an assembly and method for storing the permanent magnet material handling device. The assembly includes a pedestal having a stationary base coupled to a plate selectively engaging the sheath. A movement sensor may be coupled to the plate to detect movement of the plate relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Thomas P. Newcomb
  • Patent number: 8101872
    Abstract: A device enclosing a volume shielded from certain levels of sound, light and electromagnetic radiation, such device that prevents electromagnetic communications and recording devices from transmitting and receiving communications from outside of the devices protected environment while remaining mobile and ungrounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: William G. Malone
  • Publication number: 20110297580
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the packaging of static sensitive, electro-mechanical and passive electronic components, and in particular to the packing of electronic components. An electronics packaging system (1) for electronic components, comprises a tray (2) formed of plastic sheet material, said sheet having opposite first and second surfaces (4, 5) and having a plurality of individual recesses (6) formed in the first surface (4) thereof, each recess (6) having a rim (8) that extends around the recess, and a coversheet (12) of antistatic fabric which extends over said first surface (4) of the tray (2) and across the rims (8) around said recesses (8). The coversheet (12) is bonded to the tray (2) to provide an individual packaging volume for an electronic device (16) between each recess (6) and the coversheet (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Premier Farnell UK Limited
    Inventor: Frank P.N. Nelissen
  • Publication number: 20110253592
    Abstract: A plurality of flash memories can be stored efficiently and strongly protected from external force and static electricity. There is provided a magazine for flash memories suitable to supply a plurality of flash memories to various devices continuously. The magazine comprises a housing in which a memory body of each of the flash memories with side plates, a rear plate and a pair of front plates. A plug of the flash memory projects forward from a gap between the front plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Sato
  • Patent number: 8016114
    Abstract: A continuously electrically-conductive container contains an electrically-insulating support for holding an electric-field-sensitive article, such as a reticle, so that the article is shielded from external electric fields and is not in electrical contact with a conductive container wall. A SMIF pod comprises an electrically conductive container for holding an electric-field-sensitive article. A system has boundary walls that form a chamber for a controlled environment. The system includes a load port for receiving a SMIF pod and an end effector made of insulating material for moving a field-sensitive article within the chamber to and from the SMIF pod. An ionizer neutralizes electric charges on the field-sensitive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microtome Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Charles Rider, Joseph A. Durben, Robert K. Lindsley
  • Patent number: 7880083
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a container or bag with several types of compartments with different forms of electromagnetic/wireless shielding. The types of compartments include a) an electromagnetic/wireless shielded compartment useful for line-of-site type shielding, b) an electromagnetic/wireless shielded compartment useful when a complete shielding enclosure is needed, and c) an unshielded compartment. The line-of-site shielded compartment prevents wireless access to the contents contained within when a complete shielding enclosure is not required, for example, for objects containing RFID tags, such as passports, books, and clothing. The compartment with a complete shielding enclosure prevents wireless access to devices that require a complete Faraday type cage, such as mobile phones, PDAs, or computers. Placing these and other devices within the shielded compartments protects them from remote access, and the data within is shielded from unscrupulous individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Oren Livne
  • Publication number: 20100282639
    Abstract: An improved container configured to store a wireless-enabled device therein and also configured to prevent the wireless-enabled device from being activated by an external wireless signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Robert Lang, Wayne F. Larson, Patrick Dale Riedlinger
  • Patent number: 7789241
    Abstract: A substrate transport container is provided. Substrate transport container includes a container and a cover. The container includes an open top portion and a closed bottom portion, each having a perimeter greater than the middle portion of the container. The cover further includes a carrier, which is used for transporting information pertaining to the substrate. The interior of the container includes insert members. The insert includes outer and inner guide rails, compound slanted guides, recessed buttons and catch knobs. The rails are open at the top to provide an easy guide when placing the substrate in the container. The rails then narrow, and along with the compound slanted guides, provide a design that securely holds the substrate in place. The insert is angled such that the outer rim of the substrate will only contact the insert. The insert and container are formed together through a two shot or over molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Boom Coburn, Jeffrey Lewin, Ken Spaeth, Tom Woehrman, Shari LaPorte, R. Steven Griffin, John Stasieluk
  • Patent number: 7789242
    Abstract: A protective packaging for protecting an LED module from being damaged during transportation, includes a housing containing the LED module therein and a cover slidably fixed in the housing to cover a top opening of the housing. The housing defines a room to receive the LED module therein. A bottom portion of the housing is concaved to form a space, in which a thermal interface material bonded on the LED module is accommodated. An end of the housing is closed to abut against an end of the cover, and an opposite end of the housing is partially opened to receive an opposite end of the cover. The protective packaging is made from an antistatic plastic and has a wall thickness larger than 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Jiang Shuai, Guang Yu, Cheng-Tien Lai
  • Publication number: 20100089491
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a gas filling socket, gas filling socket set, and gas filling apparatus. The gas filling socket comprises a carrying base having an upper surface and a lower surface, the upper surface being used to carry a semiconductor storage device or a reticle pod; at least a pair of through holes being set on and through the carrying base; at least one gas input port connecting to one through hole, and at least one gas output port connecting to another through hole, wherein the characteristic of the gas filling socket is that: the upper surface of the carrying base includes an angle guiding board disposed on one side of the carrying base for providing a guiding function to ensure the positioning of the semiconductor storage device or the reticle pod while the semiconductor storage device or the reticle pod is placed into the gas filling socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Yung-Shuen PAN
  • Patent number: 7695803
    Abstract: A sheet material for a radio wave absorber and a radio wave absorber formed from the sheet material, where the sheet material is light weighted and has excellent form-retaining capability and workability for field assembling. A sheet material (1) for a radio wave absorber has a corrugated paperboard structure with an undulated corrugated medium (2) and a planar liner (3) that are layered over each other. The corrugated medium (2) and/or the liner (3) are constructed from a sheet including an electrical-loss material. A radio wave absorber (10) is characterized in that the sheet material (1) for a radio wave absorber is cut, folded, and assembled as a hollow three-dimensional structure body, which has a shape of wedge, polygonal pyramid, or polygonal cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Miki Kasabo, Kenichi Hatakeyama, Yoichi Fujimura
  • Patent number: 7685438
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant packaging approach protects an integrated circuit (100) from undesirable access. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, data is encrypted as a function of the state of a plurality of magnetically-responsive circuit elements (130-135) and then decrypted as a function of the state (130-135). A package (106) is arranged to prevent access to the integrated circuit and having magnetic particles (120-125) therein. The magnetic particles (120-125) are arranged to cause the magnetically-responsive circuit elements (130-135) to take on a state that is used to encrypt the data. The state of these elements is again accordingly used to decrypt the data (e.g., as a key). When the magnetic particles are altered, for example, by removing a portion of the package, the state of one or more of the magnetically-responsive circuit elements is changed, thus rendering the state incapable of being used for decrypting the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Carl J. Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20100018893
    Abstract: A sheath for a permanent magnet material handling device is provided. The sheath includes a hollow main body having first end with an opening formed therein. The hollow main body is formed from a substantially nonmagnetic material and adapted to receive the permanent magnet material handling device. The sheath militates against an attraction of foreign material to the permanent magnet material handling device when not in use. An assembly and method for storing the permanent magnet material handling device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Newcomb
  • Patent number: 7646605
    Abstract: An electronic module packaging system and an electronic module packaging apparatus are disclosed. The electronic module packaging system includes an exterior packing box, an electronic module packaging apparatus, and antistatic packing foam holding the electronic module packaging apparatus within the exterior packing box. The electronic module packaging apparatus includes a top component made of an antistatic material, and a bottom component made of a conductive material. The bottom component includes multiple support members to hold an electronic module in a stable position. The top component and the bottom component may be coupled with multiple securing clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Terry M. Ciccaglione
  • Publication number: 20090321306
    Abstract: A continuously electrically-conductive container contains an electrically-insulating support for holding an electric-field-sensitive article, such as a reticle, so that the article is shielded from external electric fields and is not in electrical contact with a conductive container wall. A SMIF pod comprises an electrically conductive container for holding an electric-field-sensitive article. A system has boundary walls that form a chamber for a controlled environment. The system includes a load port for receiving a SMIF pod and an end effector made of insulating material for moving a field-sensitive article within the chamber to and from the SMIF pod. An ionizer neutralizes electric charges on the field-sensitive article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Microtome Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin C. Rider, Joseph A. Durben, Robert K. Lindsley
  • Publication number: 20090256680
    Abstract: The invention provides a container (10) comprising a, a receiving compartment (18) for receiving articles (12) each provided with an RFID transponder (14), a shielding (16) for shielding of the receiving compartment (18), and an RFID antenna device (20) located in the receiving compartment (18) for communication with the transponders (14). Reliable identification of articles (12) located in the container (10) can thus be simplified considerably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Dieter Kilian
  • Patent number: 7600313
    Abstract: A part cartridge for a mounter device used in a mounting process for mounting electronic parts on a substrate by heating the substrate to a predetermined temperature after the electronic parts are mounted on the substrate put on a conveying carrier by the mounter device, comprising holding part holding the substrate in the state of being fitted to the conveying carrier, and a guide tape holding the holding part. The holding member is stored in the state of being wound together with the guide tape so that the holding part can be mounted on the conveying carrier by the mounter device. By this, a method of holding and carrying the substrate for mounting the holding part on the conveying carrier by using the mounter device can be adopted in the mounting process. The deflection of the substrate in reflow can be securely prevented while suppressing cost by effectively utilizing the existing mounting line and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Daisho Denshi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kimura, Osamu Deguchi, Koji Annou, Atsushi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20090230020
    Abstract: A method for shielding discarded or unwanted items provided with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag, comprises the following steps. First, a facility containing an inventory including a plurality of products each including a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided. Then, the facility is provided with an RFID waste collection container defining a magnetic shielding enclosure for shielding and electromagnetically isolating the RFID tags when the products are disposed therein. Next, it is determined if one of the plurality of products is not wanted. Subsequently, the unwanted product is discarded by placing the unwanted product into the RFID waste collection container so that the RFID tag of the unwanted product does not interfere with ongoing activities in the facility by emitting errant signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Henry CLAYMAN
  • Publication number: 20090166249
    Abstract: A package for providing electromagnetic shielding for microwave circuits. The package includes a top board having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface and a side surface joining the upper surface and the lower surface, and a bottom board having an upper surface attached to the lower surface of the top board, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface and an outer side surface joining the upper surface and the lower surface. The top board further includes at least one ground layer formed therein and a first metal coating formed on at least part of the side surface of the top board. The bottom board includes an inner side surface extending from the upper surface of the bottom board toward the lower surface of the bottom board and an inner lower surface joining the inner side surface, thereby providing an inner space for accommodating the microwave circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nan Wang, Shixiong Fan
  • Patent number: 7469788
    Abstract: An airtight semiconductor transferring container is disclosed to included a container base, an elastically deformable packing member covered on the top surface of the container base, and a top cover closed on the container base, the top cover having an outer cover body, and an elastically deformable inner lining shell fitted into the outer cover body, the elastically deformable inner lining shell having a downwardly protruding peripheral flange, which is pressed on the border area of the elastically deformable packing member to keep the inside space of the airtight semiconductor transferring container in an airtight status after closing of the top cover on the container base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chiu, Yu-Chian Yan
  • Publication number: 20080302701
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reticle pod preventing particles in the environment from contaminating the reticle and preventing statistic electricity discharge caused by accumulated electric charge from damaging the reticle pod. The reticle pod of the present invention comprises two cover members and at least one of the cover members is made of a macromolecule material doped with metal. The metal may be stainless steel wires, conductive metal wires or metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Po-Shin LEE
  • Patent number: 7455896
    Abstract: A carrier tape body having an embossed tape continuously having pockets which contain an electronic component sealed with a cover tape, where the cover tape has a peeling static electrification amount of from ?9 to +9 nC when the cover tape has a surface resistivity of at least 1011 ?, and where the cover tape has a peeling static electrification amount of from ?3 to +3 nC when the cover tape has a surface resistivity of less than 1011 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Fujimura, Takeshi Miyakawa, Mikio Shimizu, Satoshi Yokoyama, Masanori Higano, Masanori Ishii, Kazuhiro Kosugi, Takashi Tomizawa
  • Publication number: 20080272026
    Abstract: An electrostatically dissipative package for containing an article sensitive to static electricity, the package substantially comprising a non-expanded polymeric material which has electrostatic dissipative properties, wherein said polymeric material comprises a mixture of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and thermoplastically processable starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: David Brian Edwards, Bruce Michael Drew, William John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 7358295
    Abstract: An anti-static polymer composition comprises a thermoformable, moldable, hybrid urethane-vinyl polymer composition which exhibits relatively low surface and volume resistivities and good toughness. The hybrid polymer composition can be made without volatile organic compounds such as solvents, neutralizing amines, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Miller, Yona Eckstein, Alexander V. Lubnin, Gary A. Anderle, Shui-Jen Raymond Hsu
  • Patent number: 7342184
    Abstract: The present invention provides a configuration of a computer-chassis containment or other electromagnetic device method for manufacture in which a “one-hit” solution may be implemented to provide adequate electromagnetic interference shielding (EMC shielding) and is configured such that shielding gaskets, “spoons” or other excessive structures may be reduced or eliminated completely. Patterned sinusoidal “patterns” that are stamped, molded, cut, or extruded into one or more sides of a “box” provide sufficient EMI shielding, such that the need for gaskets is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Stealthdrive, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Cochrane
  • Patent number: 7097900
    Abstract: In order to prevent static electricity impairment of an electronic component, a layer at the surface of a container to be in contact with an electronic component is one having a relatively high surface resistivity, a layer having a higher electrical conductivity than that is laminated below it, and the surface resistivity of the layer at the surface is higher than that of the layer below it. It is considered that in an electronic component packaging container having such a constitution, static electricity electrified on an electronic component is gradually discharged from the electronic component to the surface of the electronic component packaging container without sudden discharge, thus preventing the static electricity impairment. The surface layer preferably comprises a material close to the electronic component in the series of frictional electrification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Oda, Katsuhisa Ogita, Takeshi Miyakawa, Tetsuo Fujimura, Mikio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6900384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover (200,300,400,500,600) for an electronic device (100), which electronic device comprises a substrate (110) and at least two electronic components (120,130), one of which generates an electromagnetic field around itself, where the cover has a first main surface (210) that faces towards the electronic device, comprises a material that conducts current, and is designed and arranged in such a way in relation to the electronic components that a cooling medium can pass from the first (120) to the second (130) electronic component. The invention is characterized in that, by virtue of its shape and its material content, the cover has been given an increased ability to absorb at least part of the electromagnetic field that is generated by at least one of the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Högberg, Goran Snygg, Mikael Johansson, Lars Bolander, Gunnar Skatt
  • Patent number: 6826828
    Abstract: A ESD-free container is provided. A compound material is used for the creation of the container, the compound material comprising a metallic material that is wedged between layer of polymide material. The compound material is surrounded by layers of PMMA, resulting in a container having a cavity that is surrounded by a first layer of PMMA, a second layer of the compound material and a third layer of PPMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Yun-Hung Shen
  • Patent number: 6827218
    Abstract: A packaging container for electronic components, particularly integrated circuits, which includes a tray into which the integrated circuits can be secured, a tray cover which is secured onto the tray, wherein the tray cover is composed of a plastic material, a desiccating material and an electrostatic dissipating product. The tray cover may further include a humidity indicating system incorporated into the tray cover. The packaging container may also be placed within a water and moisture-proof barrier bag for shipment purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sud-Chemie Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan O. Dick, Michelle B. Martin, Roger Nobilet, Frederic Bouvier