Patent Number: 6,310,752

Title: Variable voltage protection structures and method for making same

Abstract: A variable voltage protection component in accordance with this invention comprises a reinforcing layer of insulating material having a substantially constant thickness embedded in a voltage variable material. With this configuration, the reinforcing layer defines a uniform thickness for the variable voltage protection component that is resist to compressive forces that may cause a reduction in the clamp voltage or a short in the voltage variable material. In addition, the variable voltage protection component can be attached to a compressible grounding plane to form a variable voltage protection device. Methods are provided for making the variable voltage protection component and device.

Inventors: Shrier; Karen P. (Fremont, CA), Behling; Gerald R. (San Jose, CA), Joshi; Kailash C. (Milpitas, CA), Alston, Jr.; William W. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Surgx Corporation

International Classification: H01C 7/105 (20060101); H05K 1/02 (20060101); H05K 3/42 (20060101); H05K 1/16 (20060101); H02H 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018