Patent Sample 4 – Electrical Engineering – Provisional Patent Application

System and Methods for Optical Curing Using a Reflector

(Publication No.: US 2010/0260945)

RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/152,416, filed Feb. 13, 2009 which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0002] This invention relates to systems and methods for curing a curable coating with electromagnetic radiation. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a system for focusing electromagnetic radiation onto a curing surface. Even more specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a system for focusing electromagnetic radiation emitted by an array of UV LEDs onto a curing surface.

BACKGROUND

[0003] Adhesives are used widely in many industries as an efficient means of joining two or more elements. In the electronics industry, adhesives are particularly used for supporting components on printed circuit boards. The inherent disadvant