Patent Number: 7,087,116

Title: Apparatus for modifying the configuration of an exposed surface of a viscous fluid

Abstract: A method and apparatus for achieving a level exposed surface of a viscous material pool for applying viscous material to at least one semiconductor component by contacting at least a portion of the semiconductor component with viscous material within a reservoir. A level viscous material exposed surface is achieved by using at least one mechanism in association with the reservoir. The mechanism is configured to level the exposed surface of viscous material and maintain the exposed surface at a substantially constant level. The reservoir may be shaped such that the exposed surface of viscous material is supplied to a precise location.

Inventors: Moden; Walter L. (Meridian, ID), Ahmad; Syed S. (Boise, ID), Chapman; Gregory M. (Meridian, ID), Jiang; Tongbi (Boise, ID)

Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.

International Classification: B05C 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018