US Patent No. 10,485,109

ELECTRICAL DEVICES WITH ELECTRODES ON SOFTENING POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF


Patent No. 10,485,109
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Electrical Devices With Electrodes On Softening Polymers And Methods Of Manufacturing Thereof
Inventorship Romil Modi, Austin, TX (US)
Jonathan Reeder, Austin, TX (US)
Gregory T. Ellson, Dallas, TX (US)
Walter Voit, Austin, TX (US)
Alexandra Joshi Imre, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Austin, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,109

1. A method of manufacturing an electrical device, comprising:forming a softening polymer layer with an electrode layer on a surface of the softening polymer layer;
forming a second softening polymer cover layer on the surface of the softening polymer layer, wherein:
a mechanical neutral plane of the electrical device is located at or above the surface of the softening polymer layer, and
an opening in the second softening polymer cover layer exposes a portion of a surface of the electrode layer, wherein the softening polymer layer and second softening polymer cover layer are composed of a softening polymer having a Young's modulus that decreases by more than 1 order of magnitude within an about 30° C. temperature increase.