Patents by Inventor Christopher Bower

Christopher Bower 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: 20220216413
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) structure includes an organic light-emitting diode having a first electrode, one or more layers of organic material disposed on at least a portion of the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on at least a portion of the one or more layers of organic material. At least a portion of a tether extending from a periphery of the organic light-emitting diode. The organic light-emitting diodes can be printable organic light-emitting diode structures that are micro transfer printed over a display substrate to form a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11374086
    Abstract: A single metal layer device, such as a display or sensor, comprises a substrate and a patterned metal layer. The patterned metal layer forms a two-dimensional array of spatially separated column line segments that each extend only partially across the display substrate in a column direction and forms a one-dimensional array of row lines extending across the display substrate in a row direction different from the column direction. The row lines and column line segments are electrically separate in the patterned metal layer. Spatially separated electrical jumpers are disposed on the display substrate and electrically connect pairs of column line segments adjacent in the column direction. Each electrical jumper has an independent jumper substrate independent of and separate from the display substrate. In certain embodiments, spatially separated light-emitting pixel circuits are disposed on a display substrate and are electrically connected to at least one row line and one column line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Carl Prevatte, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11289652
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) structure includes an organic light-emitting diode having a first electrode, one or more layers of organic material disposed on at least a portion of the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on at least a portion of the one or more layers of organic material. At least a portion of a tether extending from a periphery of the organic light-emitting diode. The organic light-emitting diodes can be printable organic light-emitting diode structures that are micro transfer printed over a display substrate to form a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11276657
    Abstract: A component includes a plurality of electrical connections on a process side opposed to a back side of the component. Each electrical connection includes an electrically conductive multi-layer connection post protruding from the process side. A printed structure includes a destination substrate and one or more components. The destination substrate has two or more electrical contacts and each connection post is in contact with, extends into, or extends through an electrical contact of the destination substrate to electrically connect the electrical contacts to the connection posts. The connection posts or electrical contacts are deformed. Two or more connection posts can be electrically connected to a common electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Carl Prevatte, Christopher Bower, Ronald S. Cok, Matthew Meitl
  • Patent number: 11265992
    Abstract: An LED component comprises a plurality of fused light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (e.g., micro-transfer printable or micro-transfer printed LEDs). Each fused LED comprises an LED with first and second LED electrical connections for providing power to the LED and a fuse with first and second fuse electrical connections. The first LED electrical connection is electrically connected to the first electrode. The first fuse electrical connection is electrically connected to the second LED electrical connection and the second fuse electrical connection is electrically connected to the second electrode. A fused LED source wafer comprises an LED wafer having a patterned sacrificial layer forming an array of sacrificial portions separated by anchors and a plurality of fused LED components, each fused LED component disposed entirely on or over a corresponding sacrificial portion. A light-emission system comprises a system substrate and a plurality of fused LED components disposed on or over the system substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Christopher Bower
  • Patent number: 11249739
    Abstract: At least one application may include instructions comprising application instructions and a plurality of separate pipeline definition instructions. The application instructions may be within a virtual container including at least one program that is generically executable in a plurality of different continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) environments. Each of the plurality of separate pipeline definition instructions may be configured for each of the plurality of different CI/CD environments such that each pipeline definition may operate only in the CI/CD environment for which it is created. Each pipeline definition may be configured to cause the CI/CD environment for which it is created to execute the at least one program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Atkinson, Christopher Bowers, Dallas Edwards
  • Patent number: 11234605
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one light source, at least one photodetector, a first layer of optical material configured to embed the at least one light source, and a second layer of optical material configured to embed the at least one photodetector. The first and second layer of optical material are configured to guide light from the at least one light source and to prevent the light from the at least one light source directly reaching the at least on photodetector, and the second layer of optical material is configured to guide light towards the at least one photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Surama Malik
  • Publication number: 20210384290
    Abstract: A single metal layer device, such as a display or sensor, comprises a substrate and a patterned metal layer. The patterned metal layer forms a two-dimensional array of spatially separated column line segments that each extend only partially across the display substrate in a column direction and forms a one-dimensional array of row lines extending across the display substrate in a row direction different from the column direction. The row lines and column line segments are electrically separate in the patterned metal layer. Spatially separated electrical jumpers are disposed on the display substrate and electrically connect pairs of column line segments adjacent in the column direction. Each electrical jumper has an independent jumper substrate independent of and separate from the display substrate. In certain embodiments, spatially separated light-emitting pixel circuits are disposed on a display substrate and are electrically connected to at least one row line and one column line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Carl Prevatte, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210376815
    Abstract: A compound acoustic wave filter device comprises a support substrate having an including two or more circuit connection pads. An acoustic wave filter includes a piezoelectric filter element and two or more electrodes. The acoustic wave filter is micro-transfer printed onto the support substrate. An electrical conductor electrically connects one or more of the circuit connection pads to one or more of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210350466
    Abstract: In order to provide agile and dynamic portfolio management, systems and methods for underwriting and portfolio management include an ecosystem including a platform, including processing devices, communication interfaces, runtime environments, and databases, where the databases are configured to store ecosystem data, where the ecosystem data includes data associated with a plurality of systems. A service layer is in communication with the platform, the service layer including containers executed in the runtime environment and configured to implement microservices, where each of the containers include: at least one microservice and a datastore device configured to store domain-specific data. An orchestrator is in communication with the service layer, the orchestrator to schedule execution of the microservices according to bounded contexts coordinated with composite application programming interfaces (API) interfacing with a microservice specific API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jim Brocato, Alberto Silva, Victor Lombardi, Christopher Bowers
  • Publication number: 20210311140
    Abstract: A multi-element sensor for measuring a magnetic field. The multi-element sensor comprises a magnetic sensing element, and an electronic circuit. The magnetic sensing element comprises a sensor substrate and a magnetic sensor. The magnetic sensing element is mounted on the electronic circuit and contact pads are provided on the magnetic sensor. The contact pads of the magnetic sensing element are electrically connected with the electronic circuit. The electronic circuit is produced in a first technology and/or first material and the magnetic sensing element is produced in a second technology and/or second material different from the first technology/material, and the contact pads are disposed next to an edge or at a corner of the sensor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christian SCHOTT, Matthew MEITL, Christopher BOWER
  • Patent number: 11139797
    Abstract: A compound acoustic wave filter device comprises a support substrate having an including two or more circuit connection pads. An acoustic wave filter includes a piezoelectric filter element and two or more electrodes. The acoustic wave filter is micro-transfer printed onto the support substrate. An electrical conductor electrically connects one or more of the circuit connection pads to one or more of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11137641
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) structure includes an LED substrate having a first side and a second side opposing the first side. One or more light-emitting diodes are disposed on the first side and arranged to emit light through the LED substrate. In certain embodiments, a wire-grid polarizer is disposed on the second side and arranged to polarize light emitted from the one or more light-emitting diodes. A plurality of different colored LEDs or an LED with one or more color-conversion materials can be provided on the LED substrate to provide white light. A spatially distributed plurality of the LED structures can be provided in a backlight for a liquid crystal display. A polarization-preserving transmissive diffuser can diffuse light emitted from the LED toward the liquid crystal layer and a polarization-preserving reflective diffuser can diffuse light emitted from the LED away from the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl
  • Patent number: 11127812
    Abstract: A single metal layer device, such as a display or sensor, comprises a substrate and a patterned metal layer. The patterned metal layer forms a two-dimensional array of spatially separated column line segments that each extend only partially across the display substrate in a column direction and forms a one-dimensional array of row lines extending across the display substrate in a row direction different from the column direction. The row lines and column line segments are electrically separate in the patterned metal layer. Spatially separated electrical jumpers are disposed on the display substrate and electrically connect pairs of column line segments adjacent in the column direction. Each electrical jumper has an independent jumper substrate independent of and separate from the display substrate. In certain embodiments, spatially separated light-emitting pixel circuits are disposed on a display substrate and are electrically connected to at least one row line and one column line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Carl Prevatte, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11127080
    Abstract: In order to provide agile and dynamic portfolio management, systems and methods for underwriting and portfolio management include an ecosystem including a platform, including processing devices, communication interfaces, runtime environments, and databases, where the databases are configured to store ecosystem data, where the ecosystem data includes data associated with a plurality of systems. A service layer is in communication with the platform, the service layer including containers executed in the runtime environment and configured to implement microservices, where each of the containers include: at least one microservice and a datastore device configured to store domain-specific data. An orchestrator is in communication with the service layer, the orchestrator to schedule execution of the microservices according to bounded contexts coordinated with composite application programming interfaces (API) interfacing with a microservice specific API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Brocato, Alberto Silva, Victor Lombardi, Christopher Bowers
  • Publication number: 20210225815
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides micro-assembled micro-LED displays and lighting elements using arrays of micro-LEDs that are too small (e.g., micro-LEDs with a width or diameter of 10 ?m to 50 ?m), numerous, or fragile to assemble by conventional means. The disclosed technology provides for micro-LED displays and lighting elements assembled using micro-transfer printing technology. The micro-LEDs can be prepared on a native substrate and printed to a display substrate (e.g., plastic, metal, glass, or other materials), thereby obviating the manufacture of the micro-LEDs on the display substrate. In certain embodiments, the display substrate is transparent and/or flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, David Gomez, Salvatore Bonafede, David Kneeburg, Alin Fecioru, Carl Prevatte
  • Patent number: 11067643
    Abstract: A multi-element sensor for measuring a magnetic field. The multi-element sensor comprises a magnetic sensing element, and an electronic circuit. The magnetic sensing element is mounted on the electronic circuit and comprises a fractured tether. The magnetic sensing element is electrically connected with the electronic circuit. The electronic circuit is produced in a first technology and/or first material and the magnetic sensing element is produced in a second technology and/or second material different from the first technology/material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, X-CELEPRINT LIMITED
    Inventors: Christian Schott, Matthew Meitl, Christopher Bower
  • Publication number: 20210167100
    Abstract: Methods of forming integrated circuit devices include forming a sacrificial layer on a handling substrate and forming a semiconductor active layer on the sacrificial layer. The semiconductor active layer and the sacrificial layer may be selectively etched in sequence to define an semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, which includes a first portion of the semiconductor active layer. A multi-layer electrical interconnect network may be formed on the SOI substrate. This multi-layer electrical interconnect network may be encapsulated by an inorganic capping layer that contacts an upper surface of the first portion of the semiconductor active layer. The capping layer and the first portion of the semiconductor active layer may be selectively etched to thereby expose the sacrificial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Etienne Menard, Matthew Meitl, Joseph Carr
  • Publication number: 20210120650
    Abstract: An LED component comprises a plurality of fused light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (e.g., micro-transfer printable or micro-transfer printed LEDs). Each fused LED comprises an LED with first and second LED electrical connections for providing power to the LED and a fuse with first and second fuse electrical connections. The first LED electrical connection is electrically connected to the first electrode. The first fuse electrical connection is electrically connected to the second LED electrical connection and the second fuse electrical connection is electrically connected to the second electrode. A fused LED source wafer comprises an LED wafer having a patterned sacrificial layer forming an array of sacrificial portions separated by anchors and a plurality of fused LED components, each fused LED component disposed entirely on or over a corresponding sacrificial portion. A light-emission system comprises a system substrate and a plurality of fused LED components disposed on or over the system substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Christopher Bower
  • Patent number: 10985143
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides micro-assembled micro-LED displays and lighting elements using arrays of micro-LEDs that are too small (e.g., micro-LEDs with a width or diameter of 10 ?m to 50 ?m), numerous, or fragile to assemble by conventional means. The disclosed technology provides for micro-LED displays and lighting elements assembled using micro-transfer printing technology. The micro-LEDs can be prepared on a native substrate and printed to a display substrate (e.g., plastic, metal, glass, or other materials), thereby obviating the manufacture of the micro-LEDs on the display substrate. In certain embodiments, the display substrate is transparent and/or flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, David Gomez, Salvatore Bonafede, David Kneeburg, Alin Fecioru, Carl Prevatte