Patent Number: 8,820,616

Title: Method and apparatus providing fine alignment of a structure relative to a support

Abstract: A method for fine positioning a component through the use of fusible elements having two or more melting points so as to establish intermediate displacements between totally melted fusible elements and unmelted fusible elements. Because of the use of non-eutectic fusible materials, fine adjustments in the displacement may be achieved.

Inventors: Gruber; Peter A. (Mohegan Lake, NY), Hobbs; Philip (Briarcliff Manor, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: B23K 31/02 (20060101); H01L 23/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018