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Richard L Simmons: MEMS package with flexible circuit interconnect. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Darla P Fonseca, Scott A Bardell, October 22, 2002: US06469909 (57 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a package for a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) device. A flex circuit interconnect subassembly for the package is made by placing a flex circuit on a pad insert, attaching a carrier insert to the pad insert to deflect the lead portions of the flex circuit, and applyin ...


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Timothy R Billiar, Andreas K Nussler, David A Geller, Richard L Simmons: cDNA clone for human inducible nitric oxide synthase and process for preparing same. University of Pittsburg of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, November 21, 1995: US05468630 (25 worldwide citation)

A human tissue inducible nitric oxide synthase cDNA clone is disclosed. A process for preparing this cDNA clone coding for human tissue inducible nitric oxide synthase and for expressing the human tissue inducible nitric oxide synthase protein are provided.


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Daniel M Andrews, Philip J Spletter, Richard L Simmons: Laser Bonding apparatus and method. Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, Fulbright & Jaworski, July 4, 1989: US04845335 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of bonding two electrical members together uses a pulsed YAG laser. Various apparatus and methods may be used to hold the electrical members in contact under pressure to insure uniform bonding. Automation production equipment provides for the automatic bonding of the flat elec ...


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Timothy R Billiar, Edith Tzeng, Andreas K Nussler, David A Geller, Richard L Simmons: Inducible nitric oxide synthase gene for treatment of disease. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 19, 1997: US05658565 (24 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a full-length human hepatocyte iNOS cDNA clone and various gene therapy applications utilizing an iNOS DNA sequence. In preferred embodiments of the disclosed invention, iNOS-directed gene therapy involves specific targeting of a DNA sequence encoding a protein or pro ...


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Richard L Simmons, Curtis L Shoemaker, Kenneth L Kornele, Harry A Loder, Edward B Lurie: Method of making a three dimensional optical circuit. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Yen Tong Florczak, April 15, 2003: US06549710 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of making a three dimensional optical circuit featuring an optical manifold for organizing, guiding and protecting individual optical fibers is provided. One aspect of the present invention is a three dimensional manifold which may be constructed using a rapid prototyping process such as, b ...


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Richard L Simmons, James D Wehrly Jr, Michael J Bertram: Method and apparatus for the excise and lead form of TAB devices. Microelectronics And Computer Technology Corporation, David M Sigmond, May 18, 1993: US05210936 (12 worldwide citation)

The excise and lead form of TAB leads bonded to an integrated circuit chip. Leads extending beyond a sidewall are clamped between a first clamp and a form anvil at a first portion spaced from the chip. The leads are also clamped between an excise/form tool and a second clamp at a second portion spac ...


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James R Bylander, Richard L Simmons, Curtis L Shoemaker, Joseph M Van Allen, Donald K Larson, Joseph C Sawicki, Ronald P Pepin, Martin G Afflerbaugh: Assembly tool and optical connector assembly method. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Janet A Kling, May 14, 2013: US08442375 (12 worldwide citation)

An assembly tool for installing an optical fiber in an optical connector includes a base and a protrusion setting station. The base includes a connector mount disposed in the base. The connector mount can be configured to receive and secure the optical connector on the base where the connector has a ...


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Richard L Simmons, Michael J Bertram: High force compression flip chip bonding method and system. Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, Baker & Botts, November 29, 1994: US05368217 (12 worldwide citation)

A high force flip chip bonding method and system that precisely and forcefully engage a flip chip device with a corresponding wiring pattern on a substrate in a manner that prevents flip chip device and substrate shifting during force application. The method includes the steps of determining the cen ...


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Richard L Simmons, Curtis L Shoemaker, Kenneth L Kornele, Harry A Loder, Edward B Lurie: In-line shuffle modules utilizing three dimensional optical circuits. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Melanie G Gover, December 14, 2004: US06832032 (11 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional optical circuit featuring an optical manifold for organizing, guiding and protecting individual optical fibers is shown. One aspect of the present invention is a three dimensional manifold which may be constructed using a rapid prototyping process such as, but not limited to, ste ...


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Richard L Simmons, Curtis L Shoemaker, Kenneth L Kornele, Harry A Loder, Edward B Lurie: Three dimensional optical circuit. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Yen Tong Florczak, April 29, 2003: US06556754 (11 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional optical circuit featuring an optical manifold for organizing, guiding and protecting individual optical fibers is shown. One aspect of the present invention is a three dimensional manifold which may be constructed using a rapid prototyping process such as, but not limited to, ste ...