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MEMS Technology    

RF Switches & Sensors

Overview

These inventions describe Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices and manufacturing methods.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 324: Electricity: Measuring And Testing

This is the residual home for all subject matter, not elsewhere classified, relating to the measuring, testing (or sensing) of electric properties, (e.g., determining ground resistivity, determining frequency of an alternating current, determining kilowatt hour demand), or the measuring, testing or sensing of nonelectric properties by electric means (e.g., determining moisture, a nonelectric property, by measuring conductance with a resistance bridge; determining speed, a nonelectric property by use of an electric tachometer).

Subclass 457: ELECTROSTATIC FIELD
Subclass 663: Where a material or object forms part of the dielectric being measured

Class 216: Etching A Substrate: Processes

Chemical etching processes for treating articles of commerce or intermediate articles not otherwise provided for in which one of the manufacturing steps includes a chemical etching step (use of an etchant) and wherein the material treated is not completely removed.

Subclass 2: ETCHING OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL TO PRODUCE AN ARTICLE HAVING A NONELECTRICAL FUNCTION
Subclass 24: FORMING OR TREATING OPTICAL ARTICLE
Subclass 33: ADHESIVE OR AUTOGENOUS BONDING OF TWO OR MORE SELF-SUSTAINING PREFORMS WHEREIN AT LEAST TWO OF THE PREFORMS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE REMOVED (E.G., PREFABRICATED BASE, ETC.)
Subclass 36: Removing at least one of the self-sustaining preforms or a portion thereof
Subclass 40: FORMING PATTERN USING LIFT OFF TECHNIQUE
Subclass 41: MASKING OF A SUBSTRATE USING MATERIAL RESISTANT TO AN ETCHANT (I.E., ETCH RESIST)
Subclass 49: Mask resist contains organic compound
Subclass 67: Using plasma

Class 438: Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process

This class provides for manufacturing a semiconductor containing a solid-state device for the following purposes: (a) conducting or modifying an electrical current, (b) storing electrical energy for subsequent discharge within a microelectronic integrated circuit, or (c) converting electromagnetic wave energy to electrical energy or electrical energy to electromagnetic energy. Also operations involving: (1) coating a substrate with a semiconductive material, or (2) coating a semiconductive substrate or substrate containing a semiconductive region. It also provides for operations involving etching a semiconductive substrate or etching a substrate containing a semiconductive region. The class provides for packaging or treatment of packaged semiconductor.

Subclass 29: Including integrally formed optical element (e.g., reflective layer, luminescent material, contoured surface, etc.)
Subclass 48: MAKING DEVICE OR CIRCUIT RESPONSIVE TO NONELECTRICAL SIGNAL
Subclass 50: Physical stress responsive
Subclass 51: Packaging (e.g., with mounting, encapsulating, etc.) or treatment of packaged semiconductor
Subclass 53: Having diaphragm element

Class 342: Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems And Devices (E.G., Radar, Radio Navigation)

Systems and processes for transmission or reception of radio wave energy for obtaining or utilizing information (using radio wave transmitters or receivers), as to an object, or as to the directional characteristics of the radio wave energy, per se. his class includes radar systems wherein radio wave energy from a transmitter is reflected or otherwise returned from an object to a receiver which may be at the same location as the transmitter; includes subsystems, components, and related processes which are limited to use in connection with the above. This class is limited to electromagnetic radio frequency waves in the radiation field.

Subclass 375: With a delay line (e.g., serpentine transmission line, frequency scanning)

Class 333: Wave Transmission Lines And Networks

Electric wave transmission systems wherein electromagnetic wave energy is guided or constrained by a wave transmission device of the long line type other than loaded lines. Included are passive wave transmission networks simulating the characteristics of a long line wave transmission systems or wave guides, such as artificial lines, delay networks, resonators, impedance matching networks, equalizers, wave filters and transmission line terminations. Passive coupling networks and terminating networks having either lumped or distributed electrical circuit parameters and having impedance characteristics. Smoothing type wave filters having shunt capacitance, or series inductance. Networks including a wave transmission device and means for decreasing the amplitude range of the signal applied to the transmission device as the signal increases in amplitude and means for increasing or restoring the amplitude range of the signal after the transmission over the transmission device. Passive networks for producing an output wave which is the time derivative or time integral of the input wave. Systems including active elements for producing across at least two of the system terminals a negative resistance, and/or an inductance, or capacitance which may be positive or negative. Wave traps using long line elements.

Subclass 105: Having mechanical switching means
Subclass 156: Delay lines including long line elements
Subclass 161: Planar line structure (e.g., stripline)

Class 335: Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, And Electromagnets

Electric current switching devices or relays of general application for closing or opening electrical circuits which devices are magnetically operated or to magnet structure, per se, either electromagnets or permanent magnets, adapted for use as a source of magnetic flux for performing external work. Included are devices of the electrodynamic type wherein mutually coupled conductors are caused to move relative to each other by the interaction of the magnetic fields produced by the flow of electric currents in the conductors. Combinations of magnetically actuated circuit makers and breakers or work magnets and electromagnets with electrical connector plugs, sockets or other special type housings or casings.

Subclass 78: Polarity-responsive

Class 200: Electricity: Circuit Makers And Breakers

Combinations of circuit makers and breakers with electrical plugs, sockets, or other connectors are in this class. This class includes devices known as "controllers", "circuit-closers", "switches", "circuit-breakers", "interrupters", "distributers", "thermal-cut-offs", "fuses", and "electrical thermostats".

Subclass 181: ELECTROSTRICTIVE OR ELECTROSTATIC

Class 73: Measuring And Testing

Processes and apparatus for making a measurement of any kind or for making a test of any kind, and takes all such subject matter not provided for in other classes. The term "test" includes inspection, processes and apparatus for determining qualities by inspection being included where not provided for in other classes. This class is the generic class for sampling and takes all sampling apparatus and processes not otherwise provided.

Subclass 53.01: LIQUID ANALYSIS OR ANALYSIS OF THE SUSPENSION OF SOLIDS IN A LIQUID
Subclass 54.01: Viscosity
Subclass 54.02: Combined with other measuring means

Class 257: Active Solid-State Devices (E.G., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes)

This class provides for active solid-state electronic devices, that is, electronic devices or components that are made up primarily of solid materials, usually semiconductors, which operate by the movement of charge carriers - electrons or holes - which undergo energy level changes within the material and can modify an input voltage to achieve rectification, amplification, or switching action, and are not classified elsewhere.

Subclass 417: Strain sensors