- A microstrip circuit uses a thin flat conductor which is parallel to a ground plane.
- He specialized in developing flat conductor cables for electricity and the fittings to connect them, and he received many patents for this work.
- The screen was to consist of a set of capacitors etched into a film of copper on a sheet of glass, each capacitor being constructed so that a nearby flat conductor, such as the surface of a finger, would increase the capacitance by a significant amount.
- In the 1947 publication " Printed Circuit Techniques " by Cledo Brunetti and Roger W . Curtis a brief discussion of creating circuits on what would have been flexible insulating materials ( e . g . paper ) indicated that the idea was in place and in the 1950s Sanders Associates'inventors ( Nashua, NH ) Victor Dahlgren and company founder Royden Sanders made significant strides developing and patenting processes for printing and etching flat conductors on flexible base materials to replace wire harnesses.