Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Silvernail

Jeffrey A. Silvernail 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).

  • Patent number: 11018319
    Abstract: A first product as disclosed herein includes multiple devices, such as OLEDs, which are moveably connected to one another. The devices may be moveable from a first position in which they are stacked, closed, rolled, or the like, to a second expanded position in which they may be usable together as a single device. Active areas of the devices may be disposed within 3 mm from each adjacent or included active area when the device is in the first position, the second position, or both. Each active device may include a barrier film that covers at least a portion of the substrate and/or the active area of one or more of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Emory Krall, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20210074957
    Abstract: A method of forming microelectronic systems on a flexible substrate includes depositing a plurality of layers on one side of the flexible substrate. Each of the plurality of layers is deposited from one of a plurality of sources. A vertical projection of a perimeter of each one of the plurality of sources does not intersect the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate is in motion during the depositing the plurality of layers via a roll to roll feed and retrieval system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jeffrey Silvernail, Prashant Mandlik, Julia J. Brown, John Felts
  • Publication number: 20200111993
    Abstract: A first product as disclosed herein includes multiple devices, such as OLEDs, which are moveably connected to one another. The devices may be moveable from a first position in which they are stacked, closed, rolled, or the like, to a second expanded position in which they may be usable together as a single device. Active areas of the devices may be disposed within 3 mm from each adjacent or included active area when the device is in the first position, the second position, or both. Each active device may include a barrier film that covers at least a portion of the substrate and/or the active area of one or more of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Emory Krall, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20200058902
    Abstract: A first product may be provided that comprises a substrate having a first surface, a first side, and a first edge where the first surface meets the first side; and a device disposed over the substrate, the device having a second side, where at least a first portion of the second side is disposed within 3 mm from the first edge of the substrate. The first product may further comprise a first barrier film that covers at least a portion of the first edge of the substrate, at least a portion of the first side of the substrate, and at least the first portion of the second side of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Prashant MANDLIK, Ruiqing MA, Jeffrey SILVERNAIL, Julia J. BROWN, Lin HAN, Sigurd WAGNER, Luke WALSKI
  • Patent number: 10505137
    Abstract: A first product as disclosed herein includes multiple devices, such as OLEDs, which are moveably connected to one another. The devices may be moveable from a first position in which they are stacked, closed, rolled, or the like, to a second expanded position in which they may be usable together as a single device. Active areas of the devices may be disposed within 3 mm from each adjacent or included active area when the device is in the first position, the second position, or both. Each active device may include a barrier film that covers at least a portion of the substrate and/or the active area of one or more of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Emory Krall, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail
  • Patent number: 10483487
    Abstract: A first product may be provided that comprises a substrate having a first surface, a first side, and a first edge where the first surface meets the first side; and a device disposed over the substrate, the device having a second side, where at least a first portion of the second side is disposed within 3 mm from the first edge of the substrate. The first product may further comprise a first barrier film that covers at least a portion of the first edge of the substrate, at least a portion of the first side of the substrate, and at least the first portion of the second side of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Prashant Mandlik, Ruiqing Ma, Jeffrey Silvernail, Julia J. Brown, Lin Han, Sigurd Wagner, Luke Walski
  • Patent number: 10243162
    Abstract: Devices suitable for close illumination of an object are provided. Such a device includes a highly transparent electrode and a highly reflective, weakly transmissive electrode, with other OLED layers disposed between them. During operation in close proximity to an object, the object is illuminated by the device, while still allowing a user to see through the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail, Julia J. Brown, Mauro Premutico
  • Patent number: 10164000
    Abstract: A first device that may include a short tolerant structure, and methods for fabricating embodiments of the first device, are provided. A first device may include a substrate and a plurality of OLED circuit elements disposed on the substrate. Each OLED circuit element may include a fuse that is adapted to open an electrical connection in response to an electrical short in the pixel. Each OLED circuit element may comprise a pixel that may include a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic electroluminescent (EL) material disposed between the first and the second electrodes. Each of the OLED circuit elements may not be electrically connected in series with any other of the OLED circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Huiqing Pang, Peter Levermore, Prashant Mandlik, Jeffrey Silvernail, Kamala Rajan, Jason Paynter
  • Patent number: 9882167
    Abstract: A method for protecting an electronic device comprising an organic device body. The method involves the use of a hybrid layer deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The hybrid layer comprises a mixture of a polymeric material and a non-polymeric material, wherein the weight ratio of polymeric to non-polymeric material is in the range of 95:5 to 5:95, and wherein the polymeric material and the non-polymeric material are created from the same source of precursor material. Also disclosed are techniques for impeding the lateral diffusion of environmental contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: The Trustees of Princeton University, Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Mandlik, Sigurd Wagner, Jeffrey A. Silvernail, Ruiqing Ma, Julia J. Brown, Lin Han
  • Patent number: 9865672
    Abstract: Techniques to fabricate and assemble a lighting system including multiple patterned OLED lighting panels to form a high-resolution macro image are provided. An image to be displayed is determined and divided into multiple portions. Patterned static OLED lighting panels that display each portion of the image are fabricated and assembled into a fixture to form a macro-image lighting system. The fixture may removably receive and hold individual panels, such that each panel may be replaced if any malfunction occurs. Each of the patterned OLED panels may be individually driven through an electrical connection within the fixture so as to be operated at substantially the same brightness and/or same chromaticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emory Krall, Huiqing Pang, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail, Ruiqing Ma
  • Publication number: 20170358632
    Abstract: A first device that may include a short tolerant structure, and methods for fabricating embodiments of the first device, are provided. A first device may include a substrate and a plurality of OLED circuit elements disposed on the substrate. Each OLED circuit element may include a fuse that is adapted to open an electrical connection in response to an electrical short in the pixel. Each OLED circuit element may comprise a pixel that may include a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic electroluminescent (EL) material disposed between the first and the second electrodes. Each of the OLED circuit elements may not be electrically connected in series with any other of the OLED circuit elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Ruiqing MA, Huiqing PANG, Peter LEVERMORE, Prashant MANDLIK, Jeffrey SILVERNAIL, Kamala RAJAN, Jason PAYNTER
  • Patent number: 9843024
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fabricating an OLED are provided, which include dispensing a substrate material onto a substrate carrier, the substrate carrier being rotated by one or more drums, curing the substrate material to form a substrate, depositing at least one OLED onto the substrate, and separating the substrate from the substrate carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, John Felts, Jeffrey Silvernail, Zhaoqun Zhoi, Emory Krall, Julia J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170288175
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fabricating an OLED are provided, which include dispensing a substrate material onto a substrate carrier, the substrate carrier being rotated by one or more drums, curing the substrate material to form a substrate, depositing at least one OLED onto the substrate, and separating the substrate from the substrate carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ruiqing MA, John FELTS, Jeffrey SILVERNAIL, Zhaoqun ZHOI, Emory KRALL, Julia J. BROWN
  • Patent number: 9704942
    Abstract: A first device that may include a short tolerant structure, and methods for fabricating embodiments of the first device, are provided. A first device may include a substrate and a plurality of OLED circuit elements disposed on the substrate. Each OLED circuit element may include a fuse that is adapted to open an electrical connection in response to an electrical short in the pixel. Each OLED circuit element may comprise a pixel that may include a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic electroluminescent (EL) material disposed between the first and the second electrodes. Each of the OLED circuit elements may not be electrically connected in series with any other of the OLED circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Huiqing Pang, Peter Levermore, Prashant Mandlik, Jeffrey Silvernail, Kamala Rajan, Jason Paynter
  • Patent number: 9559314
    Abstract: Devices including multiple flexible substrates bearing organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are provided. The flexible substrates are interconnected, and the properties of the substrates and the interconnections provide the shape of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Kamala Rajan, Emory Krall, Prashant Mandlik, Ruiqing Ma, Peter Levermore, Huiqing Pang, Jeffrey Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20170018732
    Abstract: A method for protecting an electronic device comprising an organic device body. The method involves the use of a hybrid layer deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The hybrid layer comprises a mixture of a polymeric material and a non-polymeric material, wherein the weight ratio of polymeric to non-polymeric material is in the range of 95:5 to 5:95, and wherein the polymeric material and the non-polymeric material are created from the same source of precursor material. Also disclosed are techniques for impeding the lateral diffusion of environmental contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Prashant Mandlik, Sigurd Wagner, Jeffrey A. Silvernail, Ruiqing Ma, Julia J. Brown, Lin Han
  • Publication number: 20160369988
    Abstract: Devices suitable for close illumination of an object are provided. Such a device includes a highly transparent electrode and a highly reflective, weakly transmissive electrode, with other OLED layers disposed between them. During operation in close proximity to an object, the object is illuminated by the device, while still allowing a user to see through the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jason Paynter, Jeffrey Silvernail, Julia J. Brown, Mauro Premutico
  • Publication number: 20160164043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fabricating an OLED are provided, which include dispensing a substrate material onto a substrate carrier, the substrate carrier being rotated by one or more drums, curing the substrate material to form a substrate, depositing at least one OLED onto the substrate, and separating the substrate from the substrate carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Ruiqing MA, John FELTS, Jeffrey SILVERNAIL, Zhaoqun ZHOI, Emory KRALL, Julia J. BROWN
  • Patent number: 9356258
    Abstract: Electronic devices that use desiccants for protection from moisture. The electronic devices comprise a substrate and an organic element disposed over the top surface of the substrate. The substrate has one or more voids which may store desiccants. The voids may penetrate partially or completely through the thickness of the substrate. An environmental barrier is disposed over the organic element and the voids. Also provided are methods for making electronic devices that use desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jeffrey A. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20160133838
    Abstract: A method of forming microelectronic systems on a flexible substrate includes depositing (typically sequentially) on a first side of the flexible substrate at least one organic thin film layer, at least one electrode and at least one thin film encapsulation layer over the at least one organic thin film layer and the at least one electrode, wherein depositing the at least one organic thin film layer, depositing the at least one electrode and depositing the at least one thin film encapsulation layer each occur under vacuum and wherein no physical contact of the at least one organic thin film layer or the at least one electrode with another solid material occurs prior to depositing the at least one thin film encapsulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jeffrey Silvernail, Prashant Mandlik, Julia J. Brown, John Felts