With Bonding Patents (Class 29/877)
  • Patent number: 11007138
    Abstract: An adhesive polymer matrix for the delivery of an active principle via iontophoresis. The matrix having a first face intended to be applied onto skin and a second face intended to cooperate with electrodes. The matrix comprises electrically conductive zones and at least one electrically insulating zone, each conductive zone being insulated from another conductive zone by an insulating zone. The techniques involve the use of an electric current in order to facilitate the transdermal diffusion of active substances, and relates more particularly to an iontophoresis device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FEELIGREEN
    Inventors: Christophe Bianchi, Elodie Gravelines
  • Patent number: 10994125
    Abstract: A therapy electrode system comprises a garment configured to be worn about a torso of a patient, a therapy electrode disposed in the garment and configured to deliver one or more electrical shocks to a body of the patient, a replaceable gel cartridge disposed on the therapy electrode and configured to release a conductive gel onto the patient's skin at an interface between the therapy electrode and the patient's skin prior to the delivery of the one or more electrical shocks to the body of the patient at the interface between the therapy electrode and the patient's skin, and a fluid pump in fluid communication with the replaceable gel cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kaib, Gary A. Freeman, Phillip Hier Amsler
  • Patent number: 10966649
    Abstract: A bioelectrode sheet (100) is configured to be affixed to the skin of a subject, a drug (104b) being mixed in an adhesive layer (104) provided at a peripheral position of a conductive gel layer (103) so as to avoid the conductive gel layer (103). The drug (104b) admixed with the adhesive layer (104) can thereby be caused to penetrate the body while biological information is acquired by an electrode (102) via the conductive gel layer (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUKUDA DENSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10330518
    Abstract: A liquid-surface detection device includes terminals and an electronic component that has a body portion and a lead portion projecting from the body portion and being connected to the terminals. A method for manufacturing the liquid-surface detection device includes arranging the electronic component in a casing that has a mounting surface and covers the terminals, and connecting the lead portion and the terminals. The mounting surface has a base surface with a planar shape, an island projecting from the base surface and a hole recessed from the base surface. The lead portion is placed in a positioning groove of the island. A curved surface of the body portion is supported by an edge of the hole. Accordingly, a yield can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Terada
  • Patent number: 10218130
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a high voltage connector capable of detachably and stably fastening a fuse without using a separate component. A high voltage connector includes a first housing having an open rear portion, a fuse provided inside the first housing, a bus bar clip provided inside the first housing including a first wire connecting hole connected to a first wire, and a first fixing clip configured to detachably fasten the fuse, a bus bar clip terminal provided inside the first housing including a second fixing clip configured to form a clip shape and to detachably fasten the fuse, and a first terminal connected to a power source, and a male terminal provided inside the first housing including a second wire connecting hole connected to a second wire, and a second terminal connected to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Yun Jae Jung
  • Patent number: 9724546
    Abstract: A respirator has one or more electrodes of e.g. conductive elastomer disposed on the surface of a face sealing member opposite to the surface which seals against the user's face. In use the integrity of the seal formed between the sealing member and the user's face is monitored by monitoring the electrical capacitance across that member between the electrode(s) and the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Adrian Huggins, Bernard Robert Money, Rajinder Singh, David Thomas Steele
  • Patent number: 9512291
    Abstract: A composite structure provides high thermal conductivity as a thermal interface structure with a relatively low filler loading. The composite structure is formed by dispersing nanoparticles in a matrix at a low filler loading, and controlled sintering of the composite structure to induce agglomeration of the nanoparticles into a connected percolating thermally conducting network structure within the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc, Sushumna Iruvanti, Fengyuan Lai, Kamyar Pashayi, Joel Plawsky, Hafez Raeisi-Fard
  • Patent number: 9088079
    Abstract: A crimped terminal attached electric wire comprising an electric wire, which is made by covering a conductor part with an insulative coating, and a crimped terminal including a conductor crimping part which is crimped to the conductor part when a pair of crimping strip parts form a joint along the extending direction of the conductor part, wherein the conductor crimping part is swelled in a direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the conductor part, and is formed into a barrel form while the joint is the only joint, when the conductor crimping part is crimped to the conductor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hideto Kumakura, Takahito Nakashima, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Saori Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150135530
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrical terminal includes the steps of: transferring a portion of electrically conductive material to a selected location on a surface of electrically conductive material stock; bonding the portion of electrically conductive material to the surface of the electrically conductive material stock; forming the portion of electrically conductive material to the surface of the electrically conductive material stock to define a conductive interface; and forming the electrical terminal from the electrically conductive material stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas D. Belanger, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150071590
    Abstract: A rotatable power/signal connector includes a fixing part and a rotating part. The fixing part comprises a housing portion in which a set of terminals is mounted for terminating conduits, an upper inner cover with recesses for receiving a first resilient member and a first gear, and a lower inner cover with recesses for receiving a second resilient member and a second gear. The rotating part comprises an upper outer cover with the first gear, a lower outer cover with the second gear, the first resilient member, and the second resilient member. The rotating part is rotatable relative to the fixing part and fixable to the fixing part at a number of predetermined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Deng Jin Wu, Mui Lian Jessica Toh, Agapito G. Lontoc, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150064971
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing; an insulating plate disposed within the housing; a first conductive film and a second conductive film which are disposed on a surface of the insulating plate to be insulated and spaced apart from each other; a capacitor embedded in the insulating plate; and a first via and a second via formed in the insulating plate to couple the first conductive film to the second conductive film by an alternating current through the capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Koji Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150045869
    Abstract: An external defibrillator can include a tray and a plurality of electrode pads located within the tray. At least one of the plurality of electrode pads can include an electrode contact structure that can be applied to a patient, a wire electrically coupling the electrode contact structure to the external defibrillator, and a release liner adhered to the electrode contact structure of the electrode pad. A portion of the release liner can be affixed to a portion of the tray such that, when an end of the electrode pad is pulled, the electrode pad is removed from the release liner, the electrode pad is removed from the tray, and the release liner remains affixed to the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ethan Albright, Ramesh Ammanath
  • Publication number: 20150026970
    Abstract: There are provided a method of manufacturing a jelly roll-type electrode assembly and a method of manufacturing a secondary battery using the electrode assembly. The method of manufacturing the electrode assembly includes notching a cathode and an anode, elongated in one direction, in a constant size and shape to form a plurality of electrode units, laminating the cathode and the anode with a separator disposed therebetween to form a unit cell, and winding the unit cell by bending the connection units so that the electrode units of the cathode and the anode overlap each other. In the manufacturing of the jelly roll-type electrode assembly and the polymer secondary battery, whose production process can be easily simplified a jelly roll-type electrode assembly and a polymer secondary battery, both of which exhibit excellent design flexibility, can be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Do-Hwa Jung, In-Gu An, Jae-Bin Chung, Soon-Ho Ahn, Dong-Myung Kim
  • Patent number: 8925195
    Abstract: A portable electronic device may have a sealed connector secured within a device housing. The sealed connector may have a metal shell. A plastic contact housing may be insert molded within the shell. Conductive signal contacts may be laterally spaced in the contact housing. An elastomeric gasket may be assembled or compression molded onto the metal shell. Left and right metal brackets may be welded onto the metal shell to moisture-seal latch windows. A water-resistant sealing layer may be attached to the bottom plate of the metal shell to moisture-seal alignment rail windows. The sealed connector may be pressed against the device housing to place the gasket in a compressed state. The connector may be secured to the device housing by screwing down the metal brackets to a circuit board assembled within the housing while the gasket is in the compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, Eric Jol
  • Publication number: 20150000727
    Abstract: Provided are novel building integrable photovoltaic (BIP) modules that are mechanically and electrically interconnectable. According to various embodiments, the modules include channels and protrusion members. A channel of one module snugly fits over a protrusion member of an adjacent module to provide a moisture seal and, in certain embodiments, to collect water in between two modules and direct it downward. In certain embodiments, a channel is configured to interlock with a protrusion member in one or more directions. The channel is positioned along one edge of the module, while the protrusion member is positioned along the opposite edge, so that BIP modules can form a continuous interconnected row. The channel and protrusion member include electrical connectors having conductive elements. Inserting a protrusion member into a channel and, in certain embodiments, sliding one with respect to another also electrically interconnects the conductive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Adam C. Sherman
  • Patent number: 8898897
    Abstract: A new method for making and manufacturing the User-Friendly USB Male connectors which is faster, lower cost, more energy efficient, waterproof and reliable, with no expensive tooling and molding required, having better quality and being easily adaptable for automated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Lai
  • Publication number: 20140345132
    Abstract: A shield located within an implantable medical lead may be terminated in various ways at a metal connector. The shield may be terminated by various joints including butt, scarf, lap, or other joints between insulation layers surrounding the lead and an insulation extension. The shield may terminate with a physical and electrical connection to a single metal connector. The shield may terminate with a physical and electrical connection by passing between an overlapping pair of inner and outer metal connectors. The metal connectors may include features such as teeth or threads that penetrate the insulation layers of the lead. The shield may terminate with a physical and electrical connection by exiting a jacket of a lead adjacent to a metal connector and lapping onto the metal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce R. Mehdizadeh, Brian T. Stolz, Michael Robert Klardie, James M. Olsen, Michael J. Kerns, Richard T. Stone, Chad Q. Cai, Spencer M. Bondhus, Mark J. Conroy, Timothy R. Abraham
  • Patent number: 8841173
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system includes: providing a leadframe with a grid lead and a support pad; connecting a redistribution layer to the grid lead, the redistribution layer over the support pad; mounting an integrated circuit over the redistribution layer; applying an encapsulation on the redistribution layer, the redistribution layer in an interior area of the leadframe and the interior area under the integrated circuit; forming a support pad residue on the bottom surface of the redistribution layer by removing the support pad under the encapsulation and the interior redistribution layer; and forming an insulation layer on the support pad residue and the grid lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Tai Do, Arnel Senosa Trasporto, Linda Pei Ee Chua
  • Publication number: 20140273617
    Abstract: A waterproof ear jack socket includes: an upper socket having at least one slit formed such that a first portion of a contact terminal passes through one surface of the upper socket to be exposed to the outside; a lower socket having a recess for engaging a second portion of the contact terminal on one surface thereof facing the upper socket, the lower socket being coupled to the upper socket to form a plug insertion hole into which an ear jack plug is inserted; and a waterproof cover attached to an outer circumference of a socket body formed by coupling the upper socket and the lower socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunmi Cheong, Uyhyeon Jeong, Jaeshik Kim, Kwangjin Bae
  • Publication number: 20140190009
    Abstract: A lead for a stimulation device can include an array of electrodes with each electrode having a front surface and a back surface; a plurality of conductors; a carrier formed around the array of electrodes; and a biocompatible material that may be disposed over and/or joined with the carrier and the back surfaces of the electrodes. A conductor is attached to the back surface of each electrode. The carrier can be formed around the array of electrodes, but does not completely cover the front surface or back surface of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Meredith L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140146447
    Abstract: Medical devices provide a connector enclosure that includes a feedthrough integrated into the base of the connector enclosure. The feedthrough may include feedthrough passageways that align longitudinally with lead connectors of the connector enclosure where feedthrough pins extend from the lead connectors through the feedthrough passageways. The feedthrough may also include filter plates mounted to the base of the connector enclosure to provide an integrated filtered feedthrough. Additionally, the connector enclosure may include metallic features such as the base and one or more walls that define an enclosure of the lead connectors. The base may be bonded to the can of the medical device to provide a hermetic seal such that the feedthrough integrated into the base eliminates the need for a feedthrough for the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Deininger, Jeffrey J. Clayton, Charles E. Peters
  • Publication number: 20140120741
    Abstract: What is presented is a method of manufacturing a rotatable electric coupling. The rotatable electric coupling comprises a male connector half and a female connector half. The male connector half comprises one or more male coupling parts, one or more male insulator elements, and a male connector core that has a central burrow. The female connector half comprises a female core base having a channel, one or more female coupling parts that have a channel extender, one or more female core spacers that also have a channel extender, and a female end cap. The method comprises assembling the male connector half, assembling the female connector half, and inserting the male connector half into the female connector half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: OASYS Healthcare Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent A. Borg
  • Publication number: 20140102898
    Abstract: A system includes a polymeric housing and a first connector in electrically conductive connection with a first component within the housing. The first connector includes a first extending member formed from a conductive loaded polymeric material. The first extending member is formed such that an interior thereof includes conductive elements within a matrix of the polymeric material so that the interior is electrically conductive and an exterior surface thereof comprises the polymeric material and is less conductive than the conductive interior. The conductive interior of the first extending member is in electrically conductive connection with the first component. The first connector further includes a first extending conductive element in electrical connection with the conductive interior of the first extending member. The first extending conductive element extends from the first extending member to pass through the polymeric housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140068936
    Abstract: A therapy delivery element configured for at least partial insertion in a living body. A braided structure surrounds the conductor assembly. A distal end of the braided structure is attached to an electrode assembly and a free floating proximal end is located near a connector assembly. An outer tubing surrounds the braided structure. The outer tubing includes a proximal end attached to the connector assembly and a distal end attached to the braided structure near the electrode assembly. A proximal tension force applied to the connector assembly acts substantially on the outer tubing and the conductor assembly and a proximal tension force applied to the free floating proximal end acts substantially on the braided structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: James Finley, John M. Swoyer
  • Publication number: 20140067035
    Abstract: An electrical stimulation lead includes a plurality of conductive contacts disposed at a distal end and a proximal end of a lead body. The plurality of conductive contacts includes a plurality of electrodes and a plurality of terminals. At least one of the conductive contacts is a first conductive contact that includes at least one adhesive aperture defined between an inner surface and an outer surface of the at least one conductive contact. A plurality of conductors each electrically couple at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. Each first conductive contact has a conductor associated with, and electrically coupled to that first conductive contact. The adhesive is disposed in proximity to the at least one adhesive aperture of at least one first conductive contact to adhesively couple that first conductive contact to the at least one associated conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: John Michael Barker
  • Publication number: 20130333211
    Abstract: A network connector preparation method for making a network connector by: employing a cold drawing technique to draw a metal rod into a thin thickness conducting contact bar, and then processing the thin thickness conducting contact bar to obtain a large amount of metal contacts each having a mating contact portion at one end and a bonding portion at an opposite end on the middle, and then using a contact material strip to carry the metal contacts for electroplating and quick installation in an electrically insulative terminal block for enabling the electrically insulative terminal block with the inserted metal contacts to be further assembled with an electrically insulative housing, an electrical module and a metal shield to form a network connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Lung-Hsi LEE
  • Publication number: 20130301232
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining and contacting element (1) having a substantially U-shaped cross section comprising: a web (5), a first flange (3) and a second flange (4), wherein the flanges (3, 4) extend from an upper side of the web (5), a second moulding (7) extending from the second flange (4) in parallel to the web (5), a plurality of conductive paths (12) arranged at least on part of an upper side (11) of the second moulding (7), wherein a longitudinal extension of the conductive paths (12) runs in parallel with a longitudinal extension of the web (5). Moreover, the invention relates to a contacting arrangement (2) and to a method for establishing a contacting arrangement (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Bieletzki-Welz, Lachezar Nikolov
  • Publication number: 20130273787
    Abstract: An insulating body-forming part is formed on a border between a surface of a crimp terminal formed of an aluminum material and a conductive contact body provided on the surface and containing a nobler metal material than the aluminum material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Kengo Mitose, Naoya Takashima, Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20130225002
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control unit for a vehicle, in particular for an ABS device and/or an ESP device, comprising a housing part (2) which is produced from plastic and has an opening (21), and a motor contact (5) which produces an electrical contact between the control unit and a motor and which is arranged in the opening (21), wherein the motor contact (5) is a separate component and comprises at least one electric contact (6) and a base body (7) produced from plastic, wherein the motor contact (5) is arranged in the opening (21) in such a manner that the motor contact (5) partially protrudes from the housing part (2) and wherein the motor contact (5) is fastened to the (2) by means of a connecting structure (8) between the base body (7) of the motor contact and the housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Golob, Uwe Kaechele
  • Patent number: 8516690
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive joint package in which an anisotropic conductive film is joined to at least one conductive material selected from among the group consisting of gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni), a tin oxide doped with indium (ITO), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), palladium (Pd), beryllium (Be), and rhenium (Re).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hatanaka, Yoshinori Hotta, Tadabumi Tomita
  • Publication number: 20130204110
    Abstract: An electrode for measuring a bio potential includes a conductive adhesive having one side configured to have at least two metal electrodes attached thereto while the electrode is being used, and another side configured to be attached to a living body while the electrode is being used, the conductive adhesive having a predetermined area and a predetermined thickness; and a supporting element configured to support the conductive adhesive while the conductive adhesive is attached to the living body; wherein an impedance is formed between the at least two metal electrodes while the at least two metal electrodes are attached to the side of the conductive adhesive, the impedance depending on a thickness of the conductive adhesive and having a value that prevents the at least two metal electrodes from being shorted together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130196536
    Abstract: The hyperfrequency connection element according to the invention, designed to be electrically connected with a complementary connector, comprises: a body having an inner passage surrounding a central axis, a monolithic conductive contact rod extending along the central axis, an insulating ring surrounding the central axis, The body includes at least one hole that connects an outer surface of the connector to the inner passage. The ring is solid and deformable and includes an outer peripheral slot communicating with the hole. A resin securing the ring with the body is housed in the hole and in the slot of the ring, and the ring is removable before the resin is housed in the hole and in the slot of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: RADIALL
    Inventor: RADIALL
  • Patent number: 8484841
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a stimulation lead comprises: providing a central insulator member; helically wrapping a plurality of conductors about the member, by arranging the plurality of conductor wires in groups with an inter-group spacing that is larger than an inter-conductor spacing within each group; providing an outer insulator layer to form an intermediate lead body assembly; forming a lead body by heating polymer material of the intermediate lead body assembly to cause insulative material of the lead body to form a solid, fused cylindrical body about the plurality of conductors, which comprise a first conductor, a last conductor, and inner conductors between the first and last conductor, wherein the first and last conductor comprise respective helix diameters that are smaller than the helix diameters of the inner conductors; and forming a plurality of electrodes and terminals on the lead body that are electrically connected through the plurality of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Burros, Michael DiGiacomo
  • Patent number: 8434223
    Abstract: A substrate for mounting a preamp chip thereupon, fabricated using a stiffener layer made of a conductive material; an insulating layer provided over the circuitry area of the substrate; a circuitry made of a conductive material provided over the insulating layer; and a flap which is an extension of the stiffener layer having no insulating layer provided thereupon. The flap is fabricated to fold over the preamp chip to remove heat therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Martin John McCaslin, Szu-Han Hu, Alex Enriquez Cayaban, Voon Yee Ho
  • Patent number: 8387242
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a fixing member having a support seat; a plurality of terminals, each having an embed section embedded within the fixing member along an extension direction via an insert-molding process and a contact section exposing from the support seat of the fixing member; and an insulated body for seating on the support seat of the fixing member. The insulated body has an insert face formed with a plurality of terminal holes. The insert face is dented inwardly so as to form a plug reception chamber in spatial communication with the terminal holes. When the insulated body is seated on the support seat of the fixing member, the contact sections of the terminals pass through the terminal holes in the insulated body and are retained within the plug reception chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Concraft Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chi Lee, Chin-Huang Lin
  • Publication number: 20130048046
    Abstract: An adhesive element can be used to attach a conductor interface to a photovoltaic module. The adhesive element provides multiple points of support for conductors connected within the conductor interface and improves sealing against moisture intrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Raymond Domsic, Jusin C. Gosnell
  • Patent number: 8361598
    Abstract: An electrical structure and method of forming. The electrical structure includes a first substrate, a first dielectric layer, an underfill layer, a first solder structure, and a second substrate. The first dielectric layer is formed over a top surface of the first substrate. The first dielectric layer includes a first opening extending through a top surface and a bottom surface of said first dielectric layer. The first solder structure is formed within the first opening and over a portion of the top surface of said first dielectric layer. The second substrate is formed over and in contact with the underfill layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Harrison Daubenspeck, Jeffrey Peter Gambino, Christopher David Muzzy, Wolfgang Sauter
  • Publication number: 20130004122
    Abstract: Multi-port optical connection terminal assemblies, related terminals and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a multi-port optical connection terminal assembly may include an enclosure including an internal cavity, an input orifice, and optical connection nodes. The multi-port optical connection terminal assembly may also include an optical splitter comprising a body, an input optical fiber, and output optical fibers. At least a portion of the body of the optical splitter may be disposed outside the internal cavity of the enclosure. The input optical fiber of the optical splitter may be disposed outside the internal cavity of the enclosure, and the plurality of the output optical fibers of the optical splitter may be disposed inside the internal cavity. In this manner, the enclosure of the multi-port optical connection terminal assembly is not required to be sized to completely contain the optical splitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Duane Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20120324728
    Abstract: A connector for an implantable medical lead that is electrically and mechanically connectable to an implantable medical device, has a connector pin made of a first conducting material. A tubular insulator made of an insulating material concentrically surrounds at least a portion of the pin. A connector ring made of a second conducting material is concentrically positioned around at least a portion of the insulator. The insulator is connected to the connector ring by spark plasma sintering in the case of an active fixation lead, and is connected to the ring and the pin by spark plasma sintering in the case of a passive fixation lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB
    Inventors: Rolf Hill, Andreas Ă–rnberg, Eva Micski, Henrik Djurling, Mats Nygren
  • Patent number: 8322031
    Abstract: Circuit boards, microelectronic devices, and other apparatuses having slanted vias are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus for interconnecting electronic components includes a dielectric portion having a first surface and a second surface. A first terminal is disposed on the first surface of the dielectric portion for connection to a first electronic component. A second terminal is disposed on the second surface of the dielectric portion for connection to a second electronic component. The apparatus further includes a passage extending through the dielectric portion along a longitudinal axis oriented at an oblique angle relative to the first surface. The passage is at least partially filled with conductive material electrically connecting the first terminal to the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin Hui Chong, Choon Kuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8309857
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a pattern electrode which excels in electroconductivity, transparency and etching property and a pattern electrode, the method comprising a step of applying a metal particle containing solution onto a substrate to form a conductive layer, a step of pattern printing a metal particle removing solution on a portion of the conductive layer, which is to be removed, and a step of washing the resulting printed material, whereby the portion of the conductive layer on which the metal particle removing solution has been printed is removed to form a non-conductive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Goto, Akihiko Takeda, Kazuaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8272124
    Abstract: A technique for anchoring carbon nanotube columns to a substrate can include use of a filler material placed onto the surface of the substrate into area between the columns and surrounding a base portion of each of the columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: FormFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: Treliant Fang, Michael Harburn, Onnik Yaglioglu
  • Patent number: 8261443
    Abstract: During assembly of a medical electrical lead, the tubular lead component is slid over the outer surface of the lead body to a desired location on the lead. The ends of the tubular lead body are sealed and a space is defined between the inner surface of the tubular lead component and the outer surface of the lead body. Medical adhesive is injected through the port(s) to substantially fill the space between the tubular component and the lead body. The adhesive is then cured. Any ports extending away from the sleeve are removed after the curing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel T. Eggert, Joseph A. Cihlar
  • Publication number: 20120208411
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a foil-like electrical connector for connecting solar cells to form modules, an insulating carrier film sheet is initially provided in a width which essentially corresponds to the width of the solar cells to be connected. Furthermore, a conductive foil sheet having a width that is matched to the carrier film is provided. In addition, comb structures as subsequent electrical connection fingers are formed. The conductive foil sheet is positioned on the carrier film with the aid of pin-shaped extensions of a transport belt or a transport roller. The carrier film is subsequently joined to the conductive foil sheet, preferably via an adhesive bond. In the next step, an insulating cover film is applied, in particular laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Krokoszinski, Martin Zippel
  • Publication number: 20120190251
    Abstract: A terminal block has nuts (10), each with a step (12) slightly recessed and formed at an outer peripheral part of an upper fastening surface (10A) on which conductors are to be placed. A heat sink (40) is arranged below the nuts (10) and an insulating plate (20) is sandwiched between the nuts (10) and the heat sink (40). Resin (60) is molded around these three kinds of members (10, 20, 40). The steps (12) are pressed by resin cut-off parts (73) provided in a first mold (71) for the resin (60). Restricted surfaces (12A) at outer peripheral sides of press surfaces (12B) to be pressed by the resin cut-off parts (73) on the steps (12) are covered by the molded resin (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Daisuke Akuta
  • Patent number: 8215013
    Abstract: Connector assemblies for use with implantable medical devices having easy to assemble contacts are disclosed. The connector assemblies are generally formed by coupling a plurality of ring contacts, sealing rings, and spring contact elements together with at least one holding ring to form a connector having a common bore for receiving a medical lead cable. Contact grooves or spring chambers for positioning the spring contact elements are formed in part by assembling multiple components together. A further aspect is a provision for encasing each connector assembly or stack inside a thermoset layer or a thermoplastic layer before over-molding the same to a sealed housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Hugh Cook
  • Patent number: 8196300
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electric contact and manufacturing equipment of the electric contact. A contact and a metal base are superimposed and support by a jig, and a rotational tool, which rotates at a predetermined speed and advances/retracts to/from the jig, is pressed into a surface, which is not contacted with the contact, of the metal base while being rotated, so that the contact and the metal base are joined by solid state diffusion welding by using frictional heat generated by friction between the rotational tool and the metal base, and then the rotational tool is retracted from the metal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Fa Components & Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Imamura, Shinji Tada, Mamoru Akimoto, Yuuichi Yamamoto, Toshiya Shibayanagi
  • Publication number: 20120061358
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of fabricating stimulation leads, the method comprises: providing a spool of polymer film; providing a plurality of payout carriers of wires; drawing the polymer film from the spool and the wires from the plurality of payout carriers over a rotating drum, wherein the drum comprises a plurality of grooves over an outer circumferential surface of the drum for directing the wires from the plurality of payout carriers, wherein a distance of each groove from an edge of the drum is varied about the circumference of the drum; bonding the wires to the polymer film while performing the drawing to form an intermediate assembly comprising the polymer film as a carrier with the bonded wires in a repeating pattern along a length of the intermediate assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Homar Cisneros
  • Publication number: 20120058390
    Abstract: A negative electrode terminal includes an outer terminal of a solid flat rivet shape and an inner terminal of a hollow flat rivet shape. A hollow axle portion of the inner terminal is inserted in a first insulating member, an opening bored in a sealing plate, and a second insulating member so as to be insulated from the sealing plate. A columnar axle portion of the outer terminal is inserted into the hollow axle portion of the inner terminal and crimped thereto, so that a radially bulge-deformed portion is formed in an intermediate portion of the columnar axle portion. The hollow axle portion deforms into a shape matching the radially bulge-deformed portion and is crimped to the columnar axle portion, and its tip is curling-formed to match a curved surface between a brim portion and the columnar axle portion of the outer terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Obayashi, Hironori Marubayashi
  • Publication number: 20120019967
    Abstract: A system in one embodiment includes a cable having a plurality of cable leads, and a multi-diode chip having a pad-side not facing the cable. The multi-diode chip includes a plurality of sets of contact pads on the pad-side of the multi-diode chip, and a plurality of crossed diode sets, wherein each set of crossed diodes is coupled between a first contact pad and a second contact pad of one set of contact pads, wherein at least two of the plurality of cable leads are coupled via wire-bonding to one of the plurality of sets of contact pads of the multi-diode chip for providing electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for at least one element of the electronic device coupled to the at least two cable leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Bandy, IV, Dylan J. Boday, Peter J. Golcher, Icko E.T. Iben, Sassan K. Shahidi, Joyce L.S. Tang