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Maintainable substrate carrier for electroplating

United States Patent

August 2, 2016
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One embodiment relates to a substrate carrier for use in electroplating a plurality of substrates. The carrier includes a non-conductive carrier body on which the substrates are placed and conductive lines embedded within the carrier body. A plurality of conductive clip attachment parts are attached in a permanent manner to the conductive lines embedded within the carrier body. A plurality of contact clips are attached in a removable manner to the clip attachment parts. The contact clips hold the substrates in place and conductively connecting the substrates with the conductive lines. Other embodiments, aspects and features are also disclosed.
Chen; Chen-An (San Jose, CA), Abas; Emmanuel Chua (Laguna, PH), Divino; Edmundo Anida (Cavite, PH), Ermita; Jake Randal G. (Laguna, PH), Capulong; Jose Francisco S. (Laguna, PH), Castillo; Arnold Villamor (Batangas, PH), Ma; Diana Xiaobing (Saratoga, CA)
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
14/ 704,647
May 5, 2015
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention described herein was made with Governmental support under contract number DE-FC36-07GO17043 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.