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1. (US20180363127) Apparatus and method for planarizing multiple shadow masks on a common carrier frame

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 16062395 Application Date: 20.12.2016
Publication Number: 20180363127 Publication Date: 20.12.2018
Grant Number: 10422030 Grant Date: 24.09.2019
Publication Kind : B2
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTUS2016067783 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G01B 11/00
C23C 14/04
C23C 16/04
C23C 14/54
G01B 11/27
H01L 51/00
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11
Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
C
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14
Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
04
Coating on selected surface areas, e.g. using masks
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
C
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
16
Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes
04
Coating on selected surface areas, e.g. using masks
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
C
COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14
Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22
characterised by the process of coating
54
Controlling or regulating the coating process
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11
Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
26
for measuring angles or tapers; for testing the alignment of axes
27
for testing the alignment of axes
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
L
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
51
Solid state devices using organic materials as the active part, or using a combination of organic materials with other materials as the active part; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of such devices, or of parts thereof
CPC:
C23C 14/04
C23C 14/042
C23C 14/54
C23C 16/04
G01B 11/272
H01L 51/0011
Applicants: Advantech Global, LTD
Inventors: Brian Arthur Bucci
David N. Monto
Shen-Chih Tung
Agents: The Webb Law Firm
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Apparatus and method for planarizing multiple shadow masks on a common carrier frame
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

In an apparatus and method for multi mask alignment, a carrier is provided that includes apertures therethrough. For each aperture, a combination frame and shadow mask that includes alignment features is positioned on spacers supported by the carrier with the shadow mask of the combination in coarse alignment with the aperture. Next, each combination frame and shadow mask is moved to a position spaced from the spacers whereupon the alignment system, under the control of a controller, individually aligns each combination frame and shadow mask to align the alignment features of the combination with reference alignment features associated with the combination. Each combination frame and shadow mask is then returned to a position on the spacers whereafter each combination frame and shadow mask is secured to the carrier. In an example, all of the combination frames and shadow masks can be aligned simultaneously.


Also published as:
WO/2017/136058