Month: January 2019

How to avoid errors in PCB production

PCB finds its application in electronics and is highly cost-effective and offers greater reliability compared to other circuits such as point-to-point or loop circuits. Although the PCB production process is complicated because it includes high initial investment, the results are very useful.

Today, PCB boards are highly sought after components and are part of almost all equipment, such as cars, mobile phones, computers, and more. To create a PCB, the electronic circuit diagram of the desired circuit is first prepared using the software. Thereafter a PCB prototype should be developed.

Once the PCB prototype board is ready, it is tested and then the PCB components are manufactured, assembled and added to the surface according to the circuit diagram. Some of the conventional coupling techniques are the construction for surface mounting and construction through holes. Sometimes a combination of these two techniques is also used for mounting.

After the panel is ready with copper traces, holes for the assembly of lead electric and electronic components are drilled into the board. Before assembling parts or delivering the printed circuit board, the board should be tested to find any possible faults that could lead to failure of the board.

All such errors should be corrected before assembling PCBs. It is important to note that some PCB manufacturers do not test boards before delivery because they are considered as additional costs but it is vitally important to provide a fully functional board before adding components.

Protect your idea from infringers for 20 years

To protect your creative works and your potential profits, you should always consider obtaining the services of a competent and reliable patent attorney. While the costs may appear expensive, the protection offered by a U.S. patent for a commercially valuable invention more than justifies the cost. Patent law does allow an inventor to “act for himself” in obtaining a patent, meaning the inventor can do everything himself. However, without some prior experience or some legal training there is the danger of applying for protection that is so broad that your patent is never issued, or is so specific that your invention is not fully protected.

The phase one of the process begins with the patent professionals, such as InventHelp, performing a “novelty search”–checking prior patents, and all the available literature to determine whether the invention is really novel and non-obvious. During the course of the patent application process, the patent examiner and the inventor (or his attorney) will communicate back and forth with one another to determine novelty and answer additional questions which may arise.

Application for patent is a written document seeking patent protection and filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or a patent office outside of the United States. In the United States, the application must include a disclosure of the invention that would, without undue experimentation, enable a person of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention; at least one claim; drawings (if drawings are necessary to understand the invention); and disclosure of what the inventor views as the best mode for practicing the invention.

Patent Applications protect the underlying concepts of your technology. It prevents others from making, using or selling products incorporating your concepts for 20 years from the date of your patent application as you can see fromĀ article.

Key Benefits:

  • Your technology is protected from copying and, equally important, it is protected from those who may claim that they invented your technology first.
  • A newly-issued patent informs the marketplace that your technology is new and unique.
  • A patent allows you to license your technology or cross-license it with another inventor whose technology you would like to use.

Finally, the examiner decides on the patentablility of the invention based on the information found during the novelty search. Assuming the examiner is eventually satisfied that the patent claims are narrow enough to distinguish it from “prior art,” and the inventor is satisfied that the claims are still broad enough to have value, the patent will then be issued.