08133768 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 248 patents.

The present invention provides a method of manufacturing an electronic apparatus, such as a lighting device having light emitting diodes (LEDs) or a power generating device having photovoltaic diodes. The exemplary method includes depositing a first conductive medium within a plurality of channels of a base to form a plurality of first conductors; depositing within the plurality of channels a plurality of semiconductor substrate particles suspended in a carrier medium; forming an ohmic contact between each semiconductor substrate particle and a first conductor; converting the semiconductor substrate particles into a plurality of semiconductor diodes; depositing a second conductive medium to form a plurality of second conductors coupled to the plurality of semiconductor diodes; and depositing or attaching a plurality of lenses suspended in a first polymer over the plurality of diodes. In various embodiments, the depositing, forming, coupling and converting steps are performed by or through a printing process.

Title
Method of manufacturing a light emitting, photovoltaic or other electronic apparatus and system
Application Number
12/560371
Publication Number
8133768 (B2)
Application Date
September 15, 2009
Publication Date
March 13, 2012
Inventor
Donald Odell Frazier
Huntsville
AL, US
Kirk A Fuller
Madison
AL, US
Mark Allan Lewandowski
Tempe
AZ, US
Richard A Blanchard
Los Altos
CA, US
Neil O Shotton
Perry
FL, US
Mark D Lowenthal
Gilbert
AZ, US
William Johnstone Ray
Fountain Hills
AZ, US
Agent
Gamburd Law Group
Nancy R Gamburd
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Unites States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DC, US
NthDegree Technologies Worldwide
AZ, US
IPC
H01L 21/20
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