Patents by Inventor Andrea Rivers

Andrea Rivers has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070231717
    Abstract: A method for dynamically registering multiple patterned layers on a substrate (3) comprises: depositing a first layer on the substrate; printing a first pattern (20) on the first layer; depositing a second layer on the first pattern; and printing a second pattern on the second layer while dynamically detecting the first pattern to align the second pattern with the first pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Andrea Rivers, Timothy Tredwell, Robert Cuffney, James Stoops, Joshua Cobb
  • Publication number: 20060199476
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming vias in one or more layers, comprising one or more beams located in alignment with the layers for forming one or more vias in one or more areas of the layers. A vacuum mechanism is provided for collecting ablated material caused by the directed beams forming the one or more vias, the vacuum mechanism being in fixed alignment with respect to the one or more beams such that the vacuum applies a removal force on the ablated material at the time and location when the one or more vias is being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Cok, Michael Boroson, Timothy Tredwell, Andrea Rivers, Dustin Winters
  • Publication number: 20060199475
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming vias in one or more layers, comprising providing a vacuum chamber, one or more beams in the vacuum chamber. The array of directed beams located in alignment with a layer for ablating one or more areas of the layer for forming vias. A cold trap is also provided in the vacuum chamber that is in fixed alignment with respect to the one or more beams such that the ablated material condenses upon the cold trap at the time and location when the one or more vias is being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Cok, Timothy Tredwell, Dustin Winters, Andrea Rivers, Michael Boroson
  • Publication number: 20050266172
    Abstract: A method of transferring organic material from a donor element to a substrate includes providing a radiation source; and selecting the power of the radiation applied to the donor element by the radiation source to cause the transfer of organic material to the substrate wherein the time that one or more positions of the donor element receives radiation is greater than 1 millisecond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: David Kay, Mitchell Burberry, Andrea Rivers, Michael Boroson, Lee Tutt, Giana Phelan, Daniel Haas, Kelvin Nguyen, Bradley Phillips
  • Publication number: 20050084779
    Abstract: A method is described for producing image data to be used by a laser thermal transfer apparatus having a multiple channel printhead of laser beams for transferring different organic material with dopants from a donor onto an OLED substrate to form different color emissive sites on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Andrea Rivers, Roger Braden, Michael Boroson
  • Publication number: 20050052199
    Abstract: A method of inspecting an OLED device to locate and characterize defects in the registration of organic material(s) transferred from a donor in swaths in response to heat produced by a multichannel laser print head includes optically inspecting the OLED device after or during manufacture to identify the boundaries between swaths of transferred organic material(s), and determining if the swaths overlap at a seam of the boundary or if there is a gap between swath edges at the seam or if there is an offset between the edges of adjacent swaths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Andrea Rivers, Michael Boroson
  • Publication number: 20050049883
    Abstract: A method of facilitating the design specification and ordering from a manufacturer of a particular display product, which is desired by a product designer, includes the product designer providing design information for a particular desired display product to a service provider; one or more display product manufacturers providing manufacturing information including current manufacturing parametric data; the service provider analyzing the design information and, based upon current manufacturing information received from one or more display product manufacturers, providing suggested design changes or design approval; and the product designer providing a payment to the service provider for services rendered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Boroson, Andrea Rivers, Roger Braden, Lee Tutt
  • Publication number: 20050007442
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aligning in five degrees of freedom a multichannel laser printhead to be used in thermal transfer of material from a donor to a substrate is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: David Kay, Andrea Rivers