With Component Orienting Patents (Class 29/834)
  • Patent number: 10212867
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus and a transfer method are provided. The transfer apparatus includes a transfer substrate; and a plurality of gripping members arranged in an array and disposed on the transfer substrate. Each gripping member includes at least two gripping arms each of which has a first end disposed on the transfer substrate, and gripping legs connected with second ends of the gripping arms and configured to switch between a gripping position and a released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Yue, Dongni Liu, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Lei Wang, Jie Fu, Pengcheng Lu, Li Xiao
  • Patent number: 10080292
    Abstract: A wiring board includes an electronic component; an insulating layer containing the electronic component therein, and including a via hole that is open at one surface of the insulating layer to expose an electrode of the electronic component; a first wiring layer embedded in the insulating layer, one surface of the first wiring layer being exposed at the one surface of the insulating layer; a second wiring layer including a wiring pattern formed on the one surface of the first wiring layer, and a via wiring extended from the wiring pattern to be extended in the via hole and directly connected to an electrode of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Sato, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuya Fukase
  • Patent number: 10056278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for transferring electronic devices from a holding unit to a processing station. The apparatus comprises first and second rotating mechanisms having a plurality of handlers and a plurality of holders respectively, an imaging mechanism, a processor and an adjusting mechanism. In use, a handler retrieves an electronic device from the holding unit and moves the device to a transfer position. A holder retrieves the electronic device from the handler at the transfer position and transfers the electronic device to the processing station. Prior to this retrieval, the adjusting mechanism adjusts a relative position between the holder and the handler at the transfer position. This adjustment is based on offsets calculated by the processor using images of the handler and holder captured by the imaging mechanism. The adjustment allows the electronic device to be retrieved more securely by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE PTE LTD
    Inventors: Chi Wah Cheng, Kai Fung Lau
  • Patent number: 9634546
    Abstract: A multi-shaft linear motor formed by a plurality of linear motors each provided with a magnetic body and an armature and adapted to produce a force causing the magnetic body and the armature to be relatively displaced along a given linear moving direction by interaction of magnetic fluxes generated between the magnetic body and the armature during an operation of supplying electric power to the armature. Each of the single-shaft linear motors includes a base plate. Base plate has a base surface defining the moving direction, wherein the stator is fixed onto the base surface along the moving direction, and the mover is attached onto the base surface in a movable manner reciprocating along the moving direction and in opposed relation to the stator. Single-shaft linear motors are stacked in a stacking direction perpendicular to the base surface such that the single-shaft linear motors are individually detachable as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Hanamura, Kiyotaka Sakai
  • Patent number: 9458535
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing device has a conveyor configured to convey a tray having an unshielded semiconductor device mounted thereon to go through electromagnetic shielding, and a controller configured to control the conveyor. The controller performs control to take out the tray from a tray supply storage storing trays each having an unshielded semiconductor device mounted thereon to go through the electromagnetic shielding, place the tray on a carrier, and convey this carrier to a sputtering device which coats the unshielded semiconductor device with a sputtering material for the electromagnetic shielding, and the controller performs control to take out, from the sputtering device, the carrier having the tray placed thereon with an electromagnetically shielded semiconductor device being mounted on the tray, convey the tray, pick up the tray having the electromagnetically shielded semiconductor device mounted thereon from the carrier, and store the tray in the tray supply storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Katsunori Shibuya, Takashi Imoto, Soichi Homma, Takeshi Watanabe, Yuusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 9367386
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first transmission circuit generating and outputting a first transmission signal reflecting a first data signal supplied from outside, a first reception circuit reproducing the first data signal based on a first reception signal, a first isolation element isolating the first transmission circuit from the first reception circuit and transmitting the first transmission signal as the first reception signal, a second transmission circuit generating and outputting a second transmission signal reflecting a second data signal supplied from outside, a second reception circuit reproducing the second data signal based on a second reception signal, a second isolation element isolating the second transmission circuit from the second reception circuit and transmitting the second transmission signal as the second reception signal, and a third transmission circuit generating and outputting a third transmission signal reflecting the second data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kaeriyama
  • Patent number: 9313893
    Abstract: A substrate having an electronic component embedded therein includes a first insulating layer including a cavity and including first and second circuit patterns provided on upper and lower surfaces thereof, respectively; the electronic component at least partially inserted into the cavity and including an external electrode; a plurality of build-up insulating layers stacked on or beneath the first insulating layer; upper and lower circuit patterns formed on the build-up insulating layers, respectively; and a plurality of vias connecting the external electrode, the upper circuit pattern, the first circuit pattern, the second circuit pattern, and the lower circuit pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doo Hwan Lee, Yul Kyo Chung, Dae Hyun Park, Yee Na Shin, Seung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 9165841
    Abstract: A method of processing semiconductor chips includes measuring locations of semiconductor dies placed on a carrier with a scanner to generate die location information. The method includes applying a dielectric layer over the semiconductor dies and communicating the die location information to a laser assembly. The method includes aligning the laser assembly with the carrier and laser structuring the dielectric layer with the laser assembly based on the die location information generated by the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Thorsten Meyer
  • Patent number: 9125313
    Abstract: An electronic circuit contains a circuit board with conducting tracks to which one or more electronic components with conducting contacts are positioned overlying portions of the conducting tracks and each such electronic component is held in place by a clamp that is in contact with the top surface of the electronic components so as to hold their conducting contacts in electrical contact with the conducting tracks of the circuit board. The clamp can include a resilient layer held between the top surface of electronic components and a rigid clamping sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 9089082
    Abstract: A printed circuit board with an embedded component includes a double-sided wiring board, an electronic component, and many conductive pastes. The wiring board includes a first wiring layer, a base layer, a first insulating layer, and a second wiring layer. The base layer has an opening exposing a portion of the second surface of the first insulating layer to the outside. The second wiring layer includes electrical contact pads. The conductive blind vias are formed in the first insulating layer. Each electrical contact pad is electrically connected to an end of the corresponding conductive blind via. The other ends of the conductive blind vias are adjacent to the first surface. A filling through hole is formed in the double-sided wiring board. The conductive pastes are respectively electrically connected to the conductive blind vias. The electronic component is adhered to and electrically connected to the conductive paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Ping Hsu
  • Patent number: 9027237
    Abstract: A method for producing optoelectronic components, the method comprising the steps of: providing optical components; picking up, by means of a robot arm, the optical components provided; subsequent to picking up the optical components, mounting the optical components directly on a first wafer by means of the robot arm; wherein the first wafer has optoelectronic components attached, and the optical components being positioned individually or in groups relative to the position of the optoelectronic components of the first wafer using the robot arm; and utilizing, as the first wafer, a glass wafer having i) spectrally filtering glass being an infrared filter glass and ii) an infrared filter coating, the glass wafer having a thickness in the range of 50 to 500 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Edgar Pawlowski, Ralf Biertuempfel, Bernd Woelfing, Frank Fleissner, Petra Auchter-Krummel, Ulf Brauneck, Joseph S. Hayden, Ulrich Fotheringham
  • Publication number: 20150127081
    Abstract: Provided are a living body stimulating electrode, a living body stimulating electrode apparatus, and a method for producing a living body stimulating electrode. The living body stimulating electrode has a flexible circuit board (FPC) between a living body stimulating electrode and a resin part. The resin part and the FPC are fixed with the living body stimulating electrode. Specifically, the flexible circuit board is disposed between the living body stimulating electrode and the resin part, and one or both of a stimulating electrode and a contact electrode constituting the living body stimulating electrode have an engaging part having a pressing part and a fixing part. The pressing part presses the flexible circuit board onto the resin part. Simultaneously, the fixing part is penetrated through a through hole formed in the flexible circuit board and pressed into a hole formed in the resin part, thereby fixed to and held by the resin part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ryo SUGAWARA, Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Jun MOTOGI
  • Patent number: 9015933
    Abstract: A micro device may comprise a substrate, a first micro structure coupled to the substrate, a second micro structure coupled to the substrate, and port configured to receive an input. The first micro structure is configured to move into engagement with the second micro structure in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: MicroZeus, LLC
    Inventor: Harold L. Stalford
  • Patent number: 9009957
    Abstract: A method is provided for placing a component on a substrate. The method uses a component feeding device and a component pick-and-place device to place a component on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Assembleon B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Hubertus Antonius Van de Rijdt
  • Publication number: 20150103498
    Abstract: Provided is a power module package including: a substrate; at least one electrode arranged on the substrate; and an encapsulation member covering at least a portion of the substrate, the encapsulation member including a housing unit housing the at least one electrode. The at least one electrode is spaced apart from the encapsulation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Keunhyuk Lee, Oseob Jeon, Joon-seo Son, Seungwon Im
  • Publication number: 20150092429
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board is described that includes a flexible substrate, at least one ridge defining a flexion zone and a component mounting area. The flexion zone acting to dissipate at least a portion of a force applied to the substrate, so as to insulate the component mounting area from the force. Light sources using such flexible circuit boards and methods for making such circuit boards are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, Adam Scotch, Jeffery Serre, Sridharan Venk
  • Publication number: 20150093920
    Abstract: A magnetic connector system (100) having a cable-end connector (110) and a printed circuit board connector (115). The cable-end connector has a ferro-magnetic strike plate (155). The printed circuit board connector has plugs or bosses (120A, 120B) which mate with corresponding sockets in the cable-end connector and are configured to properly align or orient the connectors. The plugs may include electrical contacts (120A1 , 120A2, 120B1) which mate with corresponding electrical contacts in the cable-end connector. The printed circuit board connector has a magnet assembly (122) which is inserted or installed into a receiving area, and secured by retainers, after the printed circuit board connector has been wave- or reflow-soldered to a printed circuit board. The magnet assembly and the strike plate hold the cable-end connector and the printed circuit board connector together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Colantuono, Earl Anthony Daughtry, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150082626
    Abstract: A modular light emitting diode (LED) mounting configuration is provided including a light source module having a plurality of pre-packaged LEDs arranged in a serial array. The module includes a heat conductive body portion adapted to conduct heat generated by the LEDs to an adjacent heat sink. As a result, the LEDs are able to be operated with a higher current than normally allowed. Thus, brightness and performance of the LEDs is increased without decreasing the life expectancy of the LEDs. The LED modules can be used in a variety of illumination applications employing one or more modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Permlight Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Popovich, Gregory W. Honegger
  • Patent number: 8966747
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating a panel of electronic components such as power converters reduces wasted printed circuit board area. The panel, which may include a plurality of components, may be cut into one or more individual pieces after encapsulation with the mold forming part of the finished product, e.g. providing heat sink fins or a surface mount solderable surface. Interconnection features provided along boundaries of individual circuits are exposed during the singulation process providing electrical connections to the components without wasting valuable PCB surface area. The molds may include various internal features such as registration features accurately locating the circuit board within the mold cavity, interlocking contours for structural integrity of the singulated module, contours to match component shapes and sizes enhancing heat removal from internal components and reducing the required volume of encapsulant, clearance channels providing safety agency spacing and setbacks for the interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: VLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrizio Vinciarelli, Michael B. Lafleur, Sean Timothy Fleming, Rudolph Mutter, Andrew T. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 8950066
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an LED module includes following steps: providing a SMT apparatus having a CCD image sensor, providing a PCB having an LED mounted on, and fixing the PCB in the SMT apparatus; providing a lens, the CCD image sensor imaging the lens, and then the SMT apparatus obtaining a location of the lens relative to the LED, and the SMT apparatus positioning the lens on the PCB to cover the LED; providing an optical diffusing board located above the lens, and electrifying the LED for emitting light towards the optical diffusing board; providing a luminance colorimeter to measure luminance and chroma of light exited from the optical diffusing board, and obtaining a light-emitting data; calculating the light-emitting data, and the SMT apparatus adjusting a position of the lens relative to the LED; and fixing the lens on the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chen Lai
  • Publication number: 20150029313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for aligning at least two image recording elements of two camera modules of a stereo camera system, in particular with respect to their roll angle relative to one another, as well as to a stereo camera system whose camera modules or image recording elements are aligned in accordance with such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Gerhard Müller
  • Publication number: 20150023671
    Abstract: Disclosed are optical transceiver modules for use with electronic devices. In one embodiment, an optical transceiver module has a circuit board assembly for receiving and transmitting optical signals with a connector shell that is attached to the circuit board so that the circuit board is disposed outside the shell. The optical transceiver module also includes a faceplate that may have one or more attachment features for securing the faceplate and/or optical transceiver module to a device. By arranging the circuit board outside the shell of the optical transceiver module the footprint of the module is greatly reduced, thereby providing an advantageous arrangement for fitting into electronic devices having a relatively thin profile. Further, the optical transceiver module may optionally include one or more electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Alan Bradley, Micah Colen Isenhour, Dennis Michael Knecht, James Phillip Luther
  • Patent number: 8918985
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting an advanced electronic module to a legacy chassis is presented. A method includes removing a legacy module from the legacy chassis. The legacy module is an older module that communicates with legacy chassis through at least two legacy module connectors on the legacy module and at least two chassis connectors on the legacy chassis. Next, a connector plate with a front side and a back side is attached to the improved electronic module that communicates to the font side of the connector plate with fewer that the at least two legacy module connectors. The method attaches the connector plate and the improved electronic module to legacy chassis so that an equal a number of connectors on the back side of the connector plate communicate with an equal number of legacy chassis connectors on the legacy chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Eric G. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8918989
    Abstract: A device for aligning and prefixing a flat substrate on a carrier substrate for the further processing of the substrate. The device includes aligning means for aligning a substrate's outside contour relative to a carrier substrate's outside contour by engaging the substrate's outside contour. The alignment of the substrate is carried out along a substrate plane E that is parallel to a contact surface of the substrate. Attaching means is provided for at least partial prefixing of the aligned substrate on the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Burggraf, Friedrich Paul Lindner, Stefan Pargfrieder, Daniel Burgstaller
  • Publication number: 20140373348
    Abstract: A method for retrofitting a billboard system illuminated by an arc lamp which includes a reflector with reflector features and an output lens includes the steps of removing the lens from the arc lamp housing, mapping the light pattern output of the arc lamp, and then removing the arc lamp and reflector from the housing. Next, a plurality of LEDs is mounted on an LED circuit board in a pattern so that light output by the LEDs replicates the light pattern of the arc lamp, including the reflected light. The circuit board is then installed inside the housing, and the lens is reattached. Preferably, the LEDs include a central LED cluster of densely packed LEDs to replicate the original output of the arc and a pair of LED groups of less densely packed LEDs, located on either side of the LED cluster, to replicate the output from the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth LI
  • Publication number: 20140376194
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for signal referencing for memory are described. In one embodiment, connector for a memory device comprises a housing having a first panel and a second panel opposite the first panel to be positioned adjacent a circuit board, the first panel and second panel defining a slot to receive a portion of the memory device, a first plurality of electrically conductive pins disposed in the slot and proximate the first panel to establish electrical connections with a plurality of electrical connectors on the memory device, wherein at least one of the first plurality of pins is a ground pin and a layer of conductive material disposed proximate the second surface. The ground pin is electrically coupled to the layer of conductive material. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: GREGORY M. DALY
  • Patent number: 8914971
    Abstract: An apparatus for the placement of a semiconductor chip on a substrate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kulicke & Soffa Die Bonding GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Trinks
  • Patent number: 8898894
    Abstract: A welding system component includes a circuit board for the welding system component. An interface has a main riser portion with a fastener passageway formed therethrough. The interface has an extension portion with a terminal passageway formed therethrough. The extension portion is electrically connected to the circuit board with a terminal disposed in the terminal passageway. The extension portion is spaced away from a surface of the circuit board. A capacitor is electrically connected to the main riser portion with a fastener disposed in the fastener passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: George Koprivnak, Robert Dodge, Jeremie Buday, David Perrin
  • Patent number: 8898893
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for applying a fluid to a component during a placement cycle. The method includes providing a component placement machine including a housing having a frame attached thereto, the frame having a pick and place head. The method includes providing a fluid application station contiguous with the housing and adapted to apply fluid to the component, moving the housing to a pick location, picking the component from a supply of components using the pick and place head, moving the housing to a location, applying fluid to the picked component, and placing the picked component with the fluid applied onto the printed circuit board at the location. The fluid application step is accomplished during the moving step or placing step. The method may further include repeating the steps for another component where the fluid application step is accomplished during the repeated picking step of the additional component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Koenraad Gieskes
  • Publication number: 20140307391
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a printed circuit board (PCB) arranged to at least partly surround an electrical component having a plurality of non-coplanar outer surfaces. The PCB is arranged to fold at one or more predetermined boundaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Martin STANDING
  • Patent number: 8850697
    Abstract: An automatic or semiautomatic method of assembly of radiation digital imaging tiles to form a one or two dimensional imaging panel whereby the imaging tiles are provided with alignment mark(s), inherent or specific, and a mother board or substrate is also provide with alignment mark(s) and the imaging tiles are mounted on the mother board by means of mechanical pick and place mechanism, whereby the distances of corresponding alignment mark are set to predetermined values, programmed in the automatic machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oy AJAT Ltd
    Inventors: Konstantinos Spartiotis, Pasi Laukka
  • Patent number: 8844124
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting system and method is disclosed that can provide accurate operation instruction to a machine operator. The electronic component mounting system comprises a plurality of machines interlinked in series. A main screen, making up an operation instruction screen, is displayed on a display panel belonging to an operation target machine to be operated by the machine operator while a first sub-screen and a second sub-screen of the operation instruction screen are respectively displayed on display panels belonging to two adjacent machines placed adjacently on both sides of the operation target machine among the plurality of machines. Thus, even when a unit device has a small width such that a size restriction is imposed a display panel, accurate operation instruction, with a sufficient amount of information, can be provided by displaying the operation instruction screen on multiple display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Itose, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Yoshiaki Awata, Hideki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20140261616
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system, the apparatus including a receiving member dimensioned to receive an array of microelectronic devices; and a linkage member coupled to the receiving member, the linkage member configured to move the receiving member in at least two dimensions so as to modify a spacing between the electronic devices within the array of microelectronic devices received by the receiving member. The method including coupling an array of microelectronic devices to an expansion assembly; and expanding the expansion assembly so as to expand the array of microelectronic devices in at least two directions within a single plane. The system including a support member; an expansion assembly coupled to the support member, the expansion assembly having a plurality of receiving members configured to move in at least two dimensions within a single plane; and a plurality of microelectronic devices coupled to each of the plurality of receiving members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SANDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Koplow, Vipin P. Gupta, Gregory N. Nielson, Murat Okandan, Jose Luis Cruz-Campa, Jeffrey S. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140237815
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coupling a stiffener frame to a circuit board are disclosed. In one aspect, an apparatus for engaging a stiffener frame and a circuit board positioned in a fixture is provided. The stiffener frame includes an edge. The apparatus includes an alignment plate that has a shoulder to engage the edge of the stiffener frame. The alignment plate includes a first opening with a peripheral wall to restrain movement of a circuit board relative to the stiffener frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Chin Lau, Hai-Wah Lim
  • Patent number: 8800139
    Abstract: A method of chip mounting uses a manipulator to mount an electronic component in a vertically upward direction onto a downwardly-facing mounting surface of a printed circuit board held by a holding bed. The holding bed is located above the manipulator or sidewise relative to the manipulator for mounting by the manipulator onto the downwardly-facing mounting surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Trinc.Org
    Inventor: Makoto Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 8769810
    Abstract: A part mounting method of mounting first mounting parts and a second mounting part to a board includes taking an image of a configuration of the second mounting part and performing an image-recognition, mounting the first mounting parts to the board based on a result of the image-recognition of the configuration of the second mounting part, and mounting the second mounting part to the board based on a result of an image-recognition of the first mounting parts mounted to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Toru Nishino, Kazuyuki Ikura
  • Patent number: 8769808
    Abstract: A method for implementing an electrical system architecture capable of providing fixed or modular components, for example, interface connectors, is provided. Fixed components allow product cost to be minimized. Modular components provide flexible configurability of products. In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, an electrical system architecture capable of providing fixed or modular components minimizes costs such as design, production, and customer support costs while being able to provide a range of product variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Simon John Davis, Denis Junior King, Dion Pike, Joey M. W. Chow, Mark R. Megarity
  • Patent number: 8769809
    Abstract: A component mounting apparatus including: plural spindles respectively including nozzles, each spindle rotating about a first pivot and each nozzle picking up a component; a head body rotating about a second pivot substantially parallel to a first pivot and rotatably supporting the spindles; and a controller controlling the spindles and the head body to perform: a pickup operation in which the spindle rotates about the first pivot from an initial orientation to a pickup orientation, the nozzle picks up the component, and the spindle rotates from the pickup orientation to the initial orientation so that the component is oriented to a mounting orientation at which the component is to be mounted on a substrate; and a mounting operation in which the picked-up component is transferred to a mounting position of the substrate during which each spindle is retained at the initial orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tanizaki Masahiro
  • Publication number: 20140168920
    Abstract: A component-mounting printed board comprises: a resin base; an electronic component mounted on at least one of surfaces of the resin base; a through-hole electrode formed penetrating the resin base at a position corresponding to an electrode of the electronic component; the electrode of the electronic component and the through-hole electrode being directly joined, and an electrode pad of the through-hole electrode being formed in a surface on an opposite side to a side of a mounting surface on which the electronic component is mounted of the resin base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Takaharu Hondo
  • Patent number: 8752283
    Abstract: A method for operating an assembly tool includes deposing a first component on an assembly surface with a first tool tip of a manipulator having a range of motion defined by a plane and an axis that is substantially normal to the plane, deposing a second component on the assembly surface, changing an orientation of the assembly surface relative to the axis from a first orientation to a second orientation, lifting the first component from the assembly surface with a second tool tip of the manipulator, and deposing the first component on the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Bing Dang
  • Patent number: 8720050
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate having a built-in chip-type electronic component includes a ceramic laminate having a plurality of ceramic layers, a chip-type electronic component disposed in the ceramic laminate and having an external terminal electrode, and a via conductor disposed in the ceramic layers in the lamination direction. The external terminal electrode of the chip-type electronic component is connected to the via conductor, and a connection step is provided in at least one of the upper and lower end surfaces of the via conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Chikagawa, Norio Sakai
  • Patent number: 8713791
    Abstract: A soldering fixture is disclosed having a unitary base member configured to maintain a printed circuit board and an electrical connector in a particular orientation during soldering. The unitary base member includes a lateral channel dimensioned to maintain a plurality of wire leads associated with the electrical connector in a spaced relationship with the printed circuit board. The unitary base member further includes a wire alignment tool configured to align the plurality of wire leads in the particular orientation such that the plurality of wire leads are in juxtaposition with a plurality of solder pads affixed to one or more surfaces of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Rantec Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Walker, Paul J. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140115886
    Abstract: A method and system for pre-marking a substrate to provide a visual reference enabling repetitive and accurate component placement on one or more substrates. The method for marking includes determining a first location on a substrate for placing a component relative to a cut outline of the substrate. The method includes placing a fiducial at a second location on the substrate to provide a known dimensional reference to the first location, such that the fiducial and the first location are configured to be in a field-of-view of a component placement machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: VOLEX PLC, APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Benoit SEVIGNY
  • Patent number: 8707553
    Abstract: A method and system for improving alignment precision of a pair of MEMS parts. The method involves stacking the two parts such that at least one rolling element is between facing surfaces of said two parts, and each rolling element has a first diameter and an axis of rotation parallel to the facing surfaces. The first and second of a pair of MEMS parts respectively include a first alignment pad and a second alignment pad and a liquid drop formed in contact with both alignment pads can align the two parts which can then be locked together by solidification of solder while remaining spaced by the first diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano S. Oggioni, Michel Despont, Mark Lantz, Thomas Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20140110238
    Abstract: A switch includes a printed circuit board and a contact piece with first and second contacts. The printed circuit board has a power input contact, a power output contact, a noncontact area, and a plurality of signal contacts that are disposed at a plurality of predetermined positions. The power input contact and the plurality of signal contacts are disposed on the printed circuit board such that, upon movement of the first contact from the noncontact area to a signal contact, the second contact will align with the power input contact prior to the first contact aligning with the signal contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SIGMATRON INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio W. Kano
  • Patent number: 8689436
    Abstract: An align fixture for aligning an electronic component having a receptacle adapted to receive the electronic component and having a first abutting section and a second abutting section, the align fixture further having a first elastic unit and a second elastic unit, the first abutting section is flexibly mounted via the first elastic unit, and the second abutting section is flexibly mounted via the second elastic unit, and the first abutting section and the second abutting section are together adapted to floatingly engage the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hofmann, Helmut Scheibenzuber
  • Patent number: 8683683
    Abstract: In a method for positioning and mounting, on a carrier body (6), an LED assembly (1) preassembled on a circuit board (4), the circuit board (4) having the LED assembly (1) is placed and glued onto the carrier body (6), the LED assembly (1) being brought into the prescribed position relative to the carrier body (6) after being placed on the carrier body (6) by a positioning body (11) having centering elements (17) that contact the LED assembly (1) on one side and the carrier body (6) on the other, wherein the circuit board (4) having the LED assembly (1) is aligned with the carrier body (6). The positioning body (11) has a leg (15, 16) extending from a connecting part (12) and having centering elements (17) for contacting the LED assembly (1) on one side and the carrier body (6) on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Knoll, Michael Maryschka, Gregor Svobodnik, Boris Thaller
  • Publication number: 20140085851
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to electronic components and more specifically to a capacitor array that can increase component density on a printed circuit board and reduce a distance to a ground plane. An array of capacitors can be formed by coupling a group of capacitors on their sides interspersed with interposer boards. The resulting configuration can increase component density and reduce an amount of resistance and effective series inductance between a set of power decoupling capacitors and an integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn X. ARNOLD, Jeffrey M. THOMA
  • Publication number: 20140069697
    Abstract: A method is presented for assembling a component (30) with a flexible substrate (10), the component having electric contacts (31). The method comprises the steps of placing the component (30) on a first main side (11) of the substrate, applying a machine vision step to estimate a position of the electric contacts, depositing one or more layers (32) of an electrically conductive material or a precursor thereof, said layer extending over an area of the substrate defined by the component to laterally beyond said area, calculating partitioning lines depending on the estimated position of the electric contacts, partitioning the layer into mutually insulated areas (32d) by locally removing material from said layer along said partitioning lines. Also an apparatus is presented that is suitable for carrying out the method. In addition an assembly is present that can be obtained by the method and the apparatus according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurweten
    Inventors: Jeroen Van Den Brand, Roel Henry Louis Kusters, Andreas Heinrich Dietzel
  • Patent number: 8667670
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a first placing unit and a second placing unit each configured to thrust an electronic component that is held toward a substrate, place the electronic component on the substrate, and leave the substrate, and a controller configured to set an inhibit period during which, while one placing unit of the first placing unit and the second placing unit thrusts the electronic component or leaves the substrate, at least one of a thrusting operation of the electronic component and an operation of leaving the substrate by another placing unit is inhibited so that the other placing unit does not execute the at least one of the thrusting operation and the operation of leaving the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Ishida