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United States Patent Application

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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
An apparatus, method, and system, the apparatus including a receiving member dimensioned to receive an array of microelectronic devices; and a linkage member coupled to the receiving member, the linkage member configured to move the receiving member in at least two dimensions so as to modify a spacing between the electronic devices within the array of microelectronic devices received by the receiving member. The method including coupling an array of microelectronic devices to an expansion assembly; and expanding the expansion assembly so as to expand the array of microelectronic devices in at least two directions within a single plane. The system including a support member; an expansion assembly coupled to the support member, the expansion assembly having a plurality of receiving members configured to move in at least two dimensions within a single plane; and a plurality of microelectronic devices coupled to each of the plurality of receiving members.
Koplow, Jeffrey P. (San Ramon, CA), Gupta, Vipin P. (Reno, NV), Nielson, Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan, Murat (Edgewood, NM), Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Nelson, Jeffrey S. (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 205,839
March 12, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.