Image Number 12 for United States Patent #7466015.
A supporting frame is used to solidly bridge to the two metallic contacts of a surface mount diode chip. Any bending or twisting stress between the two contacts is borne by the supporting frame instead of the diode chip. Otherwise the stress may damage the diode chip. wherein said supporting forms a cantilever over said first metallic contact and the overhanging end of the cantilever is glued to said second metallic contact.