Patent Number: 7,042,331

Title: Fabrication of thick film electrical components

Abstract: A thick-film resistor component may include a thick film component formed between a thick-film resistor and an electrically conductive sheet, wherein a portion of the sheet is selectively removed to form resistor contacts while exposing a portion of the thick-film component. Electrical terminals to a thick-film resistor may be sized to reduce stress and/or be selectively positioned relative to the resistor to define a desired resistor value. A thick-film resistor may include one or more resistor segments configured to be selectively open-circuited to incrementally adjust the value of the resistor.

Inventors: Zhou; Jiming (Kokomo, IN), Sarma; Dwadasi H. (Kokomo, IN), Berlin; Carl W. (West Lafayette, IN), Myers; John D (Kokomo, IN), Fairchild; M. Ray (Kokomo, IN)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H01C 1/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018