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Sensor stack venting techniques are described. In one or more implementations, one or more vent structures are formed within layers of a pressure sensitive sensor stack for a device. Vent structures including channels, holes, slots, and so forth are designed to provide pathways for gas released by feature elements to escape. The pathways may be arranged to convey outgases through the layers to designated escape points in a controlled manner that prevents deformities typically caused by trapped gases. The escape points in some layers enable at least some other layers to be edge-sealed. Pathways may then be formed to convey gas from the edge-sealed layer(s) to an edge vented layer(s) having one or more escape points, such that feature elements in the edge-sealed layer(s) remain protected from contaminants.

Title
Sensor stack venting
Application Number
13/653184
Publication Number
9111703 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2012
Publication Date
August 18, 2015
Inventor
Richard Peter Spooner
Seattle
WA, US
Christopher Harry Stoumbos
Sammamish
WA, US
Joel Lawrence Pelley
Bellevue
WA, US
Matthew David Mickelson
Seattle
WA, US
Rob Huala
Bellevue
WA, US
Todd David Pleake
Sammamish
WA, US
David C Vandervoort
Seattle
WA, US
Timothy C Shaw
Sammamish
WA, US
David Otto Whitt III
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Judy Yee
Brandon Roper
Assignee
Microsoft Technology Licensing
WA, US
IPC
G06F 1/16
H01H 13/704
G09F 13/04
G06F 3/02
H01H 13/88
H01H 13/82
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