US Patent No. 10,462,907

PRINTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) FUNCTIONAL PART AND METHOD OF MAKING


Patent No. 10,462,907
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Printed Three-dimensional (3d) Functional Part And Method Of Making
Inventorship Jennifer A. Lewis, Cambridge, MA (US)
Michael A. Bell, Somerville, MA (US)
Travis A. Busbee, Somerville, MA (US)
John E. Minardi, II, Somerville, MA (US)
Assignee President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,907

1. A printed three-dimensional (3D) functional part comprising:a 3D structure comprising a structural material; at least one functional electronic device at least partially embedded in the 3D structure and having a base secured against an interior surface thereof; and one or more conductive filaments at least partially embedded in the 3D structure and electrically connected to the at least one functional electronic device, wherein each of the one or more conductive filaments comprises a percolating network of conductive particles, and wherein at least one of the one or more conductive filaments is unsupported by the 3D structure along only a portion of a length thereof.