Manufacturing Circuit On Or In Base Patents (Class 29/846)
  • Patent number: 11040873
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a highly stretchable three-dimensional (3D) percolated conductive nano-network structure, a 3D nano-structured porous elastomer including patterns distributed in a periodic network is formed. A surface of the 3D nano-structured porous elastomer is changed to a hydrophilic state. A polymeric material is conformally adhered on the surface of the 3D nano-structured porous elastomer. The surface of the 3D nano-structured porous elastomer is wet by infiltrating a conductive solution in which a conductive material is dispersed. A 3D percolated conductive nano-network coupled with the 3D nano-structured porous elastomer is formed by evaporating a solvent of the conductive solution and removing the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seok-woo Jeon, Dong-hwi Cho
  • Patent number: 10947419
    Abstract: A composition of matter includes a first compatible material having particles containing chemical elements similar to a first substrate, and second compatible material having particles containing chemical elements similar to a second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are chemically different. The particles are dispersed into a matrix that is in between the first and the second substrate. A deposition system has a multi-material printhead, a first reservoir of a first compatible material having particles containing chemical elements similar to a first substrate, a second reservoir of a second compatible material having particles containing chemical elements similar to a second substrate, a third reservoir of an polymer precursor material, and at least one mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, David Mathew Johnson, Jessica Louis Baker Rivest
  • Patent number: 10937722
    Abstract: A device substrate includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of first bonding pads, a plurality of second bonding pads, a plurality of first leads, and a plurality of second leads. The first and second bonding pads are separated from each other. The first bonding pads are arranged in a first column. The second bonding pads are arranged in a second column. The first and second leads respectively overlap the first and second bonding pads. The first lead includes a first extension portion and a first branch portion. The first extension portion extends from the first column to the second column. The first branch portion is connected to an end of the first extension portion close to the second column. An angle is present between the first extension portion and the first branch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Wei Lin, Pin-Miao Liu, Yung-Hsiang Lan, Wen-Hui Lee, Kung-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10937723
    Abstract: A package carrier structure includes an insulating substrate, a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer, at least one conductive via, a plurality of first and second conductive pads, a first insulating layer, a plurality of first and second conductive structures, and an encapsulated layer. The first and second wiring layers are disposed on the upper and lower surfaces of the insulating substrate respectively. The conductive via penetrates through the insulating substrate and electrically connected to the first and second wiring layers. The first and second conductive pads are disposed on the upper surface and electrically connected to the first wiring layer. The first insulating layer is disposed on the upper surface and exposing the first and second conductive pads. The first and second conductive structures are disposed on the first and second conductive pads respectively. The lower surface of the insulating substrate is covered by the encapsulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Hsieh, Chun-Hsien Chien, Yu-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10892313
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate including a pad area; a plurality of first conductive pads disposed in a matrix form in the pad area in a first direction and in a second direction intersecting the first direction; protrusions disposed on the plurality of first conductive pads; and a plurality of second conductive pads disposed on the plurality of first conductive pads and the protrusions. The plurality of second conductive pads include: contact portions in contact with the first conductive pads; and raised portions configured to extend from the contact portions, to cover the protrusions, and to have heights greater than that of the contact portions. The plurality of second conductive pads include an ultrasonic bondable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoungyong Kim, Jonghyuk Lee, Jeongho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10881337
    Abstract: An oximetry sensor assembly connector, and a method for making the same, is provided that includes a flexible circuit and a stiffener panel. The flexible circuit has a plurality of layers including at least one electrical trace layer and at least one electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield layer. The stiffener panel has a first side surface and a second side surface, which second side surface is opposite the first side surface. The flexible circuit includes a first segment and a second segment, and one or more of the plurality of layers are disposed within the first segment and the second segment. The flexible circuit is folded such that the first segment is contiguous with the first side surface of the stiffener panel, and the second segment is contiguous with the second side surface of the stiffener panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Dalene
  • Patent number: 10821495
    Abstract: A component of a vehicle structure is obtained by a hot forming operation on a hybrid panel having a sheet element of light alloy and a sheet of plastic material. The hybrid panel is hot formed by pressing it against a forming surface of a mould element by a pressurized gas or by a second mould element. Following this operation, the hybrid panel assumes a configuration corresponding to the forming surface, whereas the light alloy sheet element and the plastic material sheet constituting the hybrid panel adhere to each other following softening by heat of the plastic material. Before the hot forming step, a surface of said light alloy sheet element which must contact the plastic material sheet is subjected to a roughening treatment, thereby defining surface asperities between which the plastic material of the plastic material sheet is inserted when it is softened by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele Bassan, Marco Colosseo
  • Patent number: 10777223
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of feeding an agent, capable of stabilizing a remaining agent of a feeding part in characteristic and amount just before definitively feeding an agent to each definitive portion. The method includes intermittently moving a feeding part to a plurality of definitive portions defined on a structural object to definitively feed a flowable agent with a predetermined amount to each one of the definitive portions. The structural object includes a semi-finished product part with the definitive portions and a frame to be separated from the semi-finished product part. The frame includes a waste portion for the flowable agent. The waste portion has a same form as the definitive portions. The feeding part wastefully feeds the flowable agent to the waste portion with a same amount as the predetermined amount and thereafter starts the intermittently moving for the definitively feeding of the flowable agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Teramoto, Masaru Inoue, Takeshi Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10770869
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an AC power adapter comprising plural connectors, plural first power conveying wires, a junction box, a power conveying wire assembly and a plug. The first power conveying wire is connected with the connector and comprises an input neutral wire, an input live wire and an input ground wire. The first power conveying wire is inserted into the junction box. The power conveying wire assembly is inserted into the junction box and comprises plural output neutral wires, plural output live wires and an output ground wire. The output neutral wires are connected with the input neutral wires one-to-one, the output live wires are connected with the input live wires one-to-one, and the output ground wire is connected with the input ground wires. The plug comprises a housing and an electrical connector. The power conveying wire assembly is inserted into the housing and connected with the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Hung Huang
  • Patent number: 10759658
    Abstract: In described examples, a first metal layer is arranged along a periphery of a cavity to be formed between a first substrate and a second substrate. A second metal layer is arranged adjacent to the first metal layer, where the second metal layer includes a cantilever. The cantilever is arranged to deform in response to forces applied from a contacting structure of the second substrate during bonding of the first substrate to the second substrate. The deformed cantilevered is arranged to impede contaminants against contacting an element within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Charles Ehmke, Ivan Kmecko
  • Patent number: 10765013
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing rigid-flexible circuit board includes the step of providing an adhesive sheet defining at least one first opening, a copper foil, and a flexible board. The flexible board comprises a mounting region and a folding region. A removable sheet is pressed on a pressed surface of the adhesive sheet corresponding to each first opening. The copper foil, the adhesive sheet with the removable sheet, and the flexible board are pressed together in that sequence. The removable sheet corresponds to the folding region, and is embedded in the adhesive sheet. The copper foil contacts with the pressed surface and the removable sheet. An interspace is formed between the removable sheet and the flexible board. An outer conductive layer is formed on the copper foil. A removing region of the outer conductive layer corresponding to the folding region and the removable sheet is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited., HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Biao Li, Wei-Xiang Li, Peng He, Mei-Hua Huang, Xiao-Wei Kang, Meng-Lu Jia
  • Patent number: 10765000
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multilayer printed circuit board includes: preparing a first wiring substrate having a first insulating resin film having a first circuit pattern formed on a first main surface, and a first protective film releasably bonded to a second main surface; partially removing the first protective film and the first insulating resin film to form a bottomed via hole having the first circuit pattern exposed on a bottom surface; filling the bottomed via hole with a conductive paste; disposing a second protective film on the first protective film to cover the bottomed via hole filled with the conductive paste; removing an unnecessary portion of the first wiring substrate after the second protective film is disposed on the first protective film; and peeling off the first protective film and the second protective film from the first wiring substrate after the unnecessary portion is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Matsuda, Shoji Takano
  • Patent number: 10751976
    Abstract: A resin-clad metal foil which enables a reduction in fluidity of a resin during molding and a reduction in extrusion of the resin while maintaining good adhesiveness, bendability, thermal resistance, and circuit filling property. A first insulating layer includes a polyimide resin layer, a polyamideimide resin layer, a liquid crystal polymer resin layer, a fluororesin layer, or a polyphenylene ether resin layer and a second insulating layer includes a polyolefin resin layer in a semi-cured state are disposed in this order on a metal foil. The polyolefin resin layer contains a component representing a polyolefin-based elastomer and a component representing a thermosetting resin. The percentage by mass of the component in the polyolefin resin layer ranges from 50 wt. % to 95 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., TOMOEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohsuke Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Esaki, Takayoshi Ozeki, Jun Tochihira, Ryu Harada
  • Patent number: 10741518
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes: a redistribution substrate; a semiconductor chip on the redistribution substrate; and an external terminal on a bottom surface of the redistribution substrate, wherein the redistribution substrate comprises: a first insulating layer including a first opening; a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer and including a second opening, wherein the second opening is positioned in the first opening in a plan view; a first barrier metal layer disposed along a sidewall of the first opening and along a sidewall of the second opening; a first redistribution conductive pattern on the first barrier metal layer; a third insulating layer on a bottom surface of the first insulating layer; and a pad penetrating the third insulating layer and electrically connecting to the first redistribution conductive pattern, wherein the external terminal is provided on the pad, wherein the second insulating layer at least partially covers a chip pad of the semiconductor chip, and the second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ji Min, Seokhyun Lee, Jongyoun Kim, Kyoung Lim Suk, SeokWon Lee
  • Patent number: 10699990
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device includes an IC die and a plurality of leads. Each lead includes an unplated proximal end including a first material, and an unplated distal end including the first material. A plated bond wire portion extends between the proximal and distal ends and includes the first material and a plating of a second material thereon. A plurality of bond wires extend between the IC die and the plated bond wire portions of the leads. An encapsulation material surrounds the IC die and bond wires so that the unplated proximal end and plated bond wire portion of each lead are covered by the encapsulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SDN BHD
    Inventor: Cheeyang Ng
  • Patent number: 10674615
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wiring board includes preparing a core substrate having first and second surfaces, forming a first build-up structure including interlayer insulating layers and conductor layers on the first surface of the substrate, and forming a second build-up structure including interlayer insulating layers and one or more conductor layers on the second surface of the substrate. The forming of the first structure includes laminating the insulating layers and metal layers on first surface side of the substrate and forming the conductor layers from all of the metal layers on the first surface side, and the forming of the second structure includes laminating the insulating layers and metal layers on second surface side of the substrate, forming the one or more conductor layers from one or more of the metal layers on the second surface side, and entirely removing the other metal layers on the second surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 10651320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a circuit board includes: forming a plurality of metal electrodes so as to be separated from each other on a holding sheet by cutting a metal foil held on the holding sheet to remove a portion of the metal foil; forming adhesive layers on surfaces of the plurality of metal electrodes; adhering the adhesive layers to a base material by closely contacting the adhesive layers with the base material; and transcribing the adhesive layers and the plurality of metal electrodes onto the base material by detaching the holding sheet from the plurality of metal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Koichi Kumai, Ryuji Ueda, Kentaro Kubota, Shigeki Kudo, Minoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10651785
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly comprising; (a) at least two photovoltaic components that are adjacent to each other in a first direction, each photovoltaic component comprising (i) a partial recess in communication with the partial recess in an adjacent photovoltaic component and (ii) one or more connector receptors aligned in a second direction which is non-parallel to the first direction; (b) a connector located at feast partially in the partial recess of the photovoltaic component and at least partially in the partial recess of the adjacent photovoltaic component so that the connector connects the photovoltaic component to the adjacent photovoltaic component, the connector comprising: (i) a flexible housing having a first end and a second end; (ii) one or more connection ports at the first end; (iii) one or more connection ports at the second end; and (iv) one more flexible electrical conductors that extend from the one or more connection ports at the first end to the one or more connection ports at the second en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Leonardo C. Lopez, Joseph A. Langmaid, Shane Washburn, Darius Eghbal, Vijay Karthik Koneru, Kelvin L. Leung
  • Patent number: 10642399
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a substrate including a display area and a non-display area adjacent to the display area and a display member formed over the substrate in the display area. The display device also includes an encapsulation layer formed over the display member and encapsulating the display member together with the substrate and a plurality of first touch lines formed over the encapsulation layer in the display area. The first touch lines extend in a first direction. The display device further includes a plurality of second touch lines formed on the same layer as the first touch lines in the display area. The second touch lines extend in the first direction and are spaced apart from the first touch lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Hwan Park, Jong Seok Kim, Chi Wook An, Seong Jun Lee, Sang Hyun Jun
  • Patent number: 10597500
    Abstract: An object of the invention is achieved by a method for producing a composite material, including the steps of combining a resin precursor and a reinforcing fiber and carrying out a polymerization reaction of the resin precursor. That is, a thermoplastic resin composite material having high strength can be obtained by the production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Horie, Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Kousuke Ikeuchi, Masao Someya
  • Patent number: 10566135
    Abstract: An electromagnet includes a stacked body formed by stacking and thermocompression-bonding a plurality of insulating base materials having thermoplasticity and including wound linear conductors which define a spiral coil. In a region of each of the insulating base materials surrounded by each of the wound linear conductors, each of low mobility members is formed of a material having mobility lower than that of the insulating base materials at a temperature upon thermocompression-bonding of the insulating base materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishino, Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10550463
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of mobile communication, and particularly to a method for manufacturing an antenna, and further relates to a mobile device. The manufacturing method provided comprises: S1: forming a paint coating on a surface of a ceramic back shell; S2: forming a concave area on the paint coating; and S3: forming the antenna in the concave area. The antenna manufactured by using the method for manufacturing an antenna provided by the present disclosure is difficult to bend, and is difficult to come into untight attachment with a back shell of a mobile phone, which can make the antenna occupy an installation space in the mobile device as little as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liyi Zhou, Xiaolong Zhu, Jian Yang, Xihua Cao, Jiandui Wang, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10496215
    Abstract: An input device described herein includes at least one dual purpose electrode that is used to perform both capacitive sensing to detect an input object (e.g., a finger or stylus) and force sensing to determine the force applied by the input object on the input device. During a first time period, the input device performs capacitive sensing using a first electrode of the plurality of sensor electrodes. However, during a second time period, the input device excites the first electrode and measures a resistance corresponding to the first electrode. The input device determines a force applied by an input object on the input device based on the measured resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tom Vandermeijden, Tetsuo Tanemura, Koji Kokubu
  • Patent number: 10472728
    Abstract: A copper foil for printed circuits is prepared by forming a primary particle layer of copper on a surface of a copper foil, and then forming a secondary particle layer based on ternary alloy composed of copper, cobalt and nickel on the primary particle layer. The average particle size of the primary particle layer is 0.25 to 0.45 ?m, and the average particle size of the secondary particles layer based on ternary alloy composed of copper, cobalt and nickel is 0.05 to 0.25 ?m. Provided is a copper foil for printed circuits, in which powder fall from the copper foil can be reduced and the peeling strength and heat resistance can be improved by forming a primary particle layer of copper on a surface of a copper foil, and then forming a secondary particle layer based on copper-cobalt-nickel alloy plating on the primary particle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Hideta Arai, Atsushi Miki
  • Patent number: 10412827
    Abstract: A rigid-flex circuit board includes a core substrate, a first outer conductive circuit layer, and a second outer conductive circuit layer. The core substrate includes a first base layer and a second base layer. A first conductive circuit layer is formed on a surface of the first base layer, and a second conductive circuit layer is formed on a surface of the second base layer. An insulating layer is located between the first base layer and the second base layer. The first conductive circuit layer and the second conductive circuit layer are embedded within the insulating layer. A portion of the core substrate located within the first opening and the second opening is defined as a flexible board section, and the portions of the core substrate located outside of the first opening and the second opening are defined as a hard board section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: QING DING PRECISION ELECTRONICS (HUAIAN) CO., LTD, Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Yeh, Lin-Jie Gao
  • Patent number: 10379650
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, a touch-sensing display panel includes a substrate, connection electrodes, a touch-sensing device layer, a buffer layer, a display device, and conductive vias. The substrate has a display area and a non-display area connecting the display area. The connection electrodes are located on the non-display area of the substrate. The touch-sensing device layer is located on the substrate. The buffer layer covers the touch-sensing device layer. The display device including a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and a display medium layer is disposed on the buffer layer and corresponds to the display area. The first electrode layer and the second electrode layer extend from the display area to the non-display area. The conductive vias penetrate the buffer layer and correspond to the non-display area. The first electrode layer and the second electrode layer are electrically connected to the connection electrodes via the conductive vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chih-Chia Chang, Kuang-Jung Chen, Yi-Chuan Lu, Kai-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10375834
    Abstract: Methods of and devices for using additive processes (e.g., 3D printing) to embed components inside an object are disclosed. In some embodiments, the components include active components, such as computer chips. In other embodiments, the components include passive components, such as inductor, resistor, and capacitors. The methods and devices disclosed herein can be used for rapid prototyping and fast manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC.
    Inventors: Weifeng Liu, Murad Kurwa
  • Patent number: 10312297
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting display device and a touch sensing method for the same. The organic light emitting display device includes a first driving electrode disposed on a portion of a first area of a display device, a second driving electrode disposed on a portion of a second area of the display device and connected to the first driving electrode, a first sensing electrode disposed on another portion of the first area and configured to correspond to the first driving electrode, and a second sensing electrode disposed on another portion of the second area and configured to correspond to the second driving electrode. An organic light emitting display device in which a thinner thickness is implemented and calculation of a touch point is performed more quickly by effectively transmitting a driving signal and a touch sensing method for the same is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeGyun Lee, JiHyun Jung, SuChang An, Sangkyu Kim, Hyangmyoung Gwon, Yangsik Lee
  • Patent number: 10292270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact bump connection (24) and to a method for producing a contact bump connection between an electronic component being provided with at least one terminal face (11) and a contact substrate (26) being contacted with the component and having at least one second terminal face (25), wherein the first terminal face is provided with a contact bump (10), which has a raised edge (15) and has at least one displacement pin (16) in a displacement compartment (18) being surrounded by the raised edge and being open towards a head end of the contact bump, and wherein, in a contact region (31) with the first terminal face, the second terminal face has a contact bead (30), which is formed by displacement of a contact material (29) of the second terminal face into the displacement compartment and which surrounds the displacement pin, said contact bead having a bead crown (33) which is oriented to a bottom (17) of the displacement compartment and is raised relative to a level contact surface (32)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Nieland, Frank Kriebel
  • Patent number: 10274830
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dynamic lithographic exposure method, and an associated apparatus, which exposes a photosensitive material over a plurality of depths of focus respectively spanning a different region of the photosensitive material. By exposing the photosensitive material over a plurality of depths of focus, the exposure of the photosensitive material is improved resulting in a larger lithographic process window. In some embodiments, the dynamic lithographic exposure method is performed by forming a photosensitive material over a substrate. The photosensitive material is exposed to electromagnetic radiation at a plurality of depths of focus that respectively span a different region within the photosensitive material. Exposing the photosensitive material to the electromagnetic radiation modifies a solubility of an exposed region within the photosensitive material. The photosensitive material is then developed to remove the soluble region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Yih Yu, De-Fang Huang, De-Chen Tseng, Jia-Feng Chang, Li-Fang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10252314
    Abstract: Targeting mass production, the present invention provides an advanced method of manufacturing pure niobium plate end-group components from pure niobium plate material for superconducting high frequency accelerator cavity by means of innovative shear-blanking followed by innovative forging procedures, wherein the invention is to convert the procedure/production method from the conventional machining or waterjet cutting followed by the conventional cold forging to the whole press-forming The invention gives the drastic effects on cost-effectiveness and press-performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: SHINOHARA PRESS SERVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Nohara, Nobuyuki Kawabata, Hideyoshi Nakamura, Kyohei Miyajima, Masayuki Shinohara, Hitoshi Hayano, Akira Yamamoto, Takayuki Saeki, Shigeki Kato, Masashi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10243155
    Abstract: The present invention provides a groove structure employed for printing film formation, wherein the groove structure is located on a substrate, comprises a dam and a groove formed by the dam surrounding, and the dam comprises at least two layers of branch dam layers, which are stacked up, and material of the branch dam layers is silicon nitride or silicon oxide, and material of a top side branch dam layer is silicon oxide, wherein the inclined circumferential surface of the groove, which is surrounded by the branch dam layer manufactured with silicon oxide and the upper surface of the top side branch dam layer are hydrophobic surfaces, and an inclined circumferential surface of the groove, which is surrounded by the branch dam layer manufactured with silicon nitride, is a hydrophilic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingyu Zhou, Weijing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10191190
    Abstract: A mirror for use in high power optical applications, the mirror comprising: a support plate comprising a synthetic diamond material; and a reflective coating disposed over the support plate, wherein the reflective coating comprises a bonding layer of carbide forming material which bonds the reflective coating to the synthetic diamond material in the support plate, a reflective metal layer disposed over the bonding layer, and one or more layers of dielectric material disposed over the reflective metal layer, wherein the bonding layer and the reflective metal layer together have a total thickness in a range 50 nm to 10 ?m with the reflective metal layer having a thickness of no more than 5 ?m, and wherein the support plate and the reflective coating are configured such that the mirror has a reflectivity of at least 99% at an operational wavelength of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ELEMENT SIX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Dodson, Yevgeny Vasilievich Anoikin, Daniel Twitchen, Mark Robin McClymont
  • Patent number: 10188001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printed circuit boards (PCBs), and more particularly, to methods of forming high aspect ratio through holes and high precision stub removal in a printed circuit board (PCB). The high precision stub removal processes may be utilized in removing long stubs and short stubs. In the methods, multiple holes of varying diameter and depth are drilled from an upper and/or lower surface of the printed circuit board utilizing drills of different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Ward Thomas, Shinichi Iketani, Dale Kersten
  • Patent number: 10170680
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a qubit includes measuring a qubit characteristic of a qubit device and computing a modification to correct the qubit characteristic. A geometry of a shunt capacitor is adjusted using a laser direct write process. The qubit characteristic is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David W. Abraham, Jay M. Gambetta, Mary B. Rothwell
  • Patent number: 10168024
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting panel, for use for example within a modular surface system, comprising one or more strips of solid state lighting elements associated with a reflector structure. The lighting panel is adapted for improved uniformity of light intensity across the width of its output area. Lighting elements comprise two or more subsets, each subset adapted to collectively generate a different light intensity profile across the width of the panel output window. The subsets are selectively adapted to generate profiles which, when blended, mutually offset one another's deviations from some common mean intensity across the width of the output window, thereby generating a combined intensity profile of improved uniformity. Embodiments include arrangements in which subsets of lighting elements are adapted to have differing actual or virtual optical path lengths to the reflector surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Silvia Maria Booij, Hendrik Jan Kettelarij, Ronald Cornelis De Gier, Michiel De Jong
  • Patent number: 10149980
    Abstract: A high density electrical connector system is disclosed which may make use of first and second connector components. The first connector component has a first substrate with a first plurality of electrical feedthroughs and at least a first plurality of electrically conductive bond pads in communication with the first plurality of electrical feedthroughs. The second connector component has a second substrate with a second plurality of electrical feedthroughs and at least a second plurality of electrically conductive bond pads in communication with the second plurality of electrical feedthroughs. An electrical coupling subsystem is disposed between the first and second connector components and makes electrical contact between associated pairs of the first and second pluralities of electrically conductive bond pads. A plurality of fasteners may be used for clamping the first and second connector components in facing relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kedar G. Shah, Satinderpall S. Pannu, Susant Patra
  • Patent number: 10134939
    Abstract: An optical sensor module has a light receiver and a light-emitter which is surrounded by a light blocking wall, wherein the light receiver is disposed on a main plate and the light-emitter is disposed on a side plate separately from the main plate. The light blocking wall is formed as a light barrier wall between the light receiver and the light-emitter. A projecting portion projecting upward from the main plate is enclosed by the light barrier wall, and a top face of the projecting portion is higher than the light receiving face and the light-emitting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Lite-On Opto Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Tsan-Yu Ho, Chen-Hsiu Lin, Meng-Sung Chou
  • Patent number: 10083785
    Abstract: A magnetic sheet 1 of an embodiment includes a stack of a plurality of magnetic thin strips and resin film parts. The stack includes from 5 to 25 pieces of the magnetic thin strips. The magnetic thin strips are provided with cutout portions each having a width of 1 mm or less (including 0 (zero)). A ratio (B/A) of a total length B of the cutout portions provided to the magnetic thin strip to a total outer peripheral length A of an outer peripheral area of the magnetic thin strip arranged on one of the resin film parts is in a range of from 2 to 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Sawa, Katsuhiko Yamada, Tadao Saito
  • Patent number: 10085347
    Abstract: Method for the manufacture of a circuit board containing a component and circuit board containing a component. The invention is based on first manufacturing (101-102 or 101-103) an intermediate product, which contains the insulator layer of the circuit board and the components, which are set in place inside the insulator layer, in such a way that the contact elements of the components face the surface of the intermediate product. After this, the intermediate product is transferred to the circuit-board manufacturing line, on which a suitable number of conducting-pattern layers and, if necessary, insulator layers are manufactured (104) on one or both sides of the intermediate product, in such a way that, when manufacturing the first conducting-pattern layer, the conductor material forms an electrical contact with the contact elements of the components. Alternatively, stages (101-105) can also be performed on a single manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GE Embedded Electronics Oy
    Inventors: Risto Tuominen, Petteri Palm, Antti Iihola
  • Patent number: 10075009
    Abstract: A receiving antenna of a wireless power receiving device wirelessly charging electrical power according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a substrate, a soft magnetic layer stacked on the substrate, including a soft magnetic material, and having gaps at predetermined intervals, and a coil stacked on the soft magnetic layer and receiving electromagnetic energy emitted from a wireless power transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heejung Lee, Seok Bae, Jai Hoon Yeom
  • Patent number: 10051747
    Abstract: Methods for the production of a circuit board involving the removal of a subregion in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, the production of a circuit board, made of at least two interconnected layers of material, involving the removal of a subregion including a portion of at least one of the at least two interconnected layers from the circuit board includes providing an adhesion preventing material under the subregion to be removed to a layer in the at least two interconnected layers that is adjacent to the at least one layer including the subregion, separating edge regions of the subregion to be removed from adjoining regions of the circuit board, connecting an external surface of the subregion to be removed to an external element, and displacing the external element to separate the subregion to be removed from the adjacent layer of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Leitgeb, Gerald Weidinger, Gerhard Schmid, Ljubomir Mareljic, Volodymyr Karpovych
  • Patent number: 10037117
    Abstract: A two-dimensional sensor arrangement is provided that detects locations, e.g. finger locations, in two or three dimensions, which is particularly suitable for touch-sensitive touchpads or touchscreens. The sensor arrangement includes a sensing zone in which a plurality of sensors are arranged, and contact zone, e.g. externally thereto, in which a plurality of electrically conductive contact points are arranged, which are connected to the sensors. The number of contact points is very small, although the electrically conductive components of the sensor arrangement form a single-layered network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Thomas Zenker, Franziska Back, Franziska Riethmueller
  • Patent number: 10017383
    Abstract: An approach includes a method of fabricating a switch. The approach includes forming a fixed electrode, forming a first cantilevered electrode, forming a second cantilevered electrode aligned vertically over the first fixed electrode, and which has an end that overlaps and is operable to directly contact an end of the first cantilevered electrode upon an application of a voltage to the fixed electrode, and forming a hermetically sealed volume encapsulating the first fixed electrode, the second fixed electrode, the first cantilevered electrode, and the second cantilevered electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Luce, Anthony K. Stamper
  • Patent number: 10008797
    Abstract: Flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector includes a flex circuit having first and second side surfaces and a thickness extending between the first and second side surfaces. The flex circuit includes a plurality of stacked substrate layers. The FPC connector also includes a conductive pathway extending through the flex circuit and a substrate protrusion coupled to the second side surface and projecting a distance away from the second side surface. The substrate protrusion is formed from at least one dielectric layer. The FPC connector also includes a contact pad that is directly coupled to at least one of the substrate protrusion or the second side surface of the flex circuit. The contact pad is electrically coupled to the conductive pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Mudhafar Hassan-Ali, Jason Larson
  • Patent number: 10001888
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel including a plurality of drive lines crossing a plurality of sense lines, forming an array. The plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines are formed by interconnecting sections of at least one conductive material having a truncated diamond shape or formed of interconnected conductive lines. At least one conductive dummy region may be disposed in an area of the touch sensor panel around the truncated diamond shape sections or interconnected conductive lines of the plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines. One or more lines may be formed overlapping the interconnected sections of each of the plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Jae Hong, Martin Paul Grunthaner, Steven Porter Hotelling, Lynn Youngs
  • Patent number: 9999167
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing cables is provided. The apparatus includes a worktable. An upper surface of the worktable is used to fix at least one motherboard separately. Each motherboard includes a cable fixed thereon. The apparatus includes a feeding assembly, a driving assembly and a removing assembly. The driving assembly and the removing assembly are located on the feeding assembly. The feeding assembly is used to drive the driving assembly and the removing assembly to move to a pre-defined position. The driving assembly is used to drive the removing assembly to remove the cable from the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Liu, Fu-Chi Yang, Jin-Song Zheng, Jing-Bin Liang, Hai-Gui Huang, Qin-Xian Yi, Ji-Ke Shan, Xue-Wu Mo
  • Patent number: 9999137
    Abstract: A method for filling a via on a printed circuit board formulates a paste as a dispersion of copper particulate that includes nanocopper particles in a solvent and a binder and depositing the paste into a via cavity formed in the printed circuit board. Heating the paste-filled cavity removes most of the solvent. The method sinters the deposited paste in the via cavity, planarizes the sintered via, and overplates the filled via with copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsiq Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ciufo, Janet Heyen
  • Patent number: 9974945
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electrode array for a transmodiolar implant is disclosed. The implant includes a substrate, a conductive metal located at a plurality of discrete portions on the substrate; and a single layer of insulation material over the conductive metal and the substrate. The single layer of insulation material includes a plurality of apertures that expose the conductive metal, the exposed conductive metal forming a plurality of electrodes, the electrode array having a Young's modulus of at least 100 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OTICON MEDICAL A/S
    Inventors: Guillaume Tourrel, Dan Gnansia, Nicolas Veau
  • Patent number: 9961768
    Abstract: A multilayer wiring substrate that can realize a higher-density wiring structure is obtained. Provided is a multilayer wiring substrate, where a multilayer body including a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer stacked on the bottom surface of the first insulating layer includes printed wiring electrodes; the printed wiring electrodes are formed by printing with and sintering conductive paste; the printed wiring electrodes respectively include first wiring electrode portions located on the second insulating layer and second wiring electrode portions respectively joined to first wiring electrode portions; and the second wiring electrode portions respectively extend into through holes and, further, are exposed at the top surface of the first insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Otsubo, Toru Meguro, Tatsunori Kan