By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 30 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,520,399) developed by Jurgen H. Daniel, San Francisco, for a "stretchable electronics modules and circuits."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronics module has a flexible substrate having conductors, an array of functional components on the substrate, the functional components arranged to contact at least one conductor, and perforations in the flexible substrate, the perforations arranged to increase stretchability of the flexible substrate, the conductor arranged around the perforation and the functional components arranged to one of reside between the perforations or partially cover the perforations. A method of manufacturing a flexible electronics module involves mounting at least two functional components onto a flexible substrate, forming electrical interconnects configured to provide connection between the two functional components, and perforating the flexible substrate with cuts configured to increase stretchability of the substrate."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2010 (12/916,221). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,520,399.PN.&OS=PN/8,520,399&RS=PN/8,520,399
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.