Patents by Inventor John E. Ritter

John E. Ritter 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: 20200183247
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Gregg M. DUTHALER, Karl R. AMUNDSON, Barrett COMISKEY, Alberto GOENAGA, John E. RITTER, Michael L. STEINER, Robert W. ZEHNER
  • Patent number: 10627561
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Daniel Cohen, John E. Ritter
  • Patent number: 10599005
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl R. Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Robert W. Zehner
  • Publication number: 20200004097
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner
  • Publication number: 20190339435
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seth COE-SULLIVAN, John R. LINTON, Daniel COHEN, John E. RITTER
  • Patent number: 10359555
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Daniel Cohen, John E. Ritter
  • Publication number: 20180231706
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Seth COE-SULLIVAN, John R. LINTON, Daniel COHEN, John E. RITTER
  • Publication number: 20180231865
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl R. Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Robert W. Zehner
  • Patent number: 9946004
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Daniel Cohen, John E. Ritter
  • Publication number: 20180046054
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner
  • Publication number: 20160342065
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl Raymond Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Holly G. Gates, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Russell J. Wilcox, Robert W. Zehner, Anthony Edward Pullen
  • Patent number: 9390920
    Abstract: Methods for depositing nanomaterial onto a substrate are disclosed. Also disclosed are compositions useful for depositing nanomaterial, methods of making devices including nanomaterials, and a system and devices useful for depositing nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Maria J. Anc, Leeann Kim, John E. Ritter, Marshall Cox, Craig Breen, Vladimir Bulovic, Ioannis Kymissis, Robert F. Praino, Jr., Peter T. Kazlas
  • Publication number: 20160195663
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: SETH COE-SULLIVAN, JOHN R. LINTON, DANIEL COHEN, JOHN E. RITTER
  • Publication number: 20160077269
    Abstract: A lighting system including a light source capable of generating light, and an optical component optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source and convert at least a portion of the light so received to a predetermined wavelength such that the light emitted by the lighting system includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at the predetermined wavelength, wherein the optical component including an optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is an optical component comprising a light guide plate and an optical material disposed over at least a portion of a surface of the light guide plate, the optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles capable of emitting light in a predetermined spectral region. Devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: SETH COE-SULLIVAN, DANIEL COHEN, JOHN E. RITTER, JOHN R. LINTON
  • Patent number: 9252013
    Abstract: A method of depositing a nanomaterial onto a donor surface comprises applying a composition comprising nanomaterial to a donor surface. In another aspect of the invention there is provided a method of depositing a nanomaterial onto a substrate. Methods of making a device including nanomaterial are disclosed. An article of manufacture comprising nanomaterial disposed on a backing member is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Maria J. Anc, LeeAnn Kim, Vladimir Bulovic, Ioannis Kymissis, John E. Ritter, Robert F. Praino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9207385
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises at least one light source comprising a light emitting diode (LED) and one or more phosphors optically coupled to the LED to convert at least a portion of original light emitted by the LED to provide a modified LED light having a first predetermined spectral output, and an optical material that is optically coupled to at least a portion of a surface of a light guide plate and optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the modified LED light and to convert at least a portion of the modified LED light to at least one predetermined wavelength to provide modified light having a second predetermined spectral output, wherein the optical material comprises one or more types of quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticle. A device including a lighting system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Daniel Cohen, John E. Ritter
  • Patent number: 9140844
    Abstract: A lighting system including a light source capable of generating light, and an optical component optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source and convert at least a portion of the light so received to a predetermined wavelength such that the light emitted by the lighting system includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at the predetermined wavelength, wherein the optical component including an optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is an optical component comprising a light guide plate and an optical material disposed over at least a portion of a surface of the light guide plate, the optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles capable of emitting light in a predetermined spectral region. Devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Daniel Cohen, John E. Ritter, John R. Linton
  • Publication number: 20150206747
    Abstract: Methods for depositing nanomaterial onto a substrate are disclosed. Also disclosed are compositions useful for depositing nanomaterial, methods of making devices including nanomaterials, and a system and devices useful for depositing nanomaterials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Seth COE-SULLIVAN, Maria j. Anc, Leeann Kim, John E. Ritter, Marshall Cox, Craig Breen, Vladimir Bulovic, Ioannis Kymissis, Robert F. Praino, JR., Peter T. Kazlas
  • Patent number: 9075280
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a backplane comprising a plurality of pixel electrodes; a layer of a solid electro-optic medium; a main adhesive layer; and at least one of a light-transmissive protective layer and a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer. The electro-optic layer may be in direct contact with the backplane or separated therefrom by a thin auxiliary layer of adhesive. The main adhesive layer may be colored to provide a color filter array. An inverted front plane laminate useful in forming such a display comprises the same layers except that the backplane is replaced by a release sheet. The display combines good low temperature performance and good resolution at higher temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Whitesides, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Michael D. Walls, Seungman Sohn, Michael D. McCreary, Guy M. Danner, Charles Howie Honeyman, Gregg M. Duthaler, Michael L. Steiner, John E. Ritter
  • Patent number: 8906804
    Abstract: Methods for depositing nanomaterial onto a substrate are disclosed. Also disclosed are compositions useful for depositing nanomaterial, methods of making devices including nanomaterials, and a system and devices useful for depositing nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: QD Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Maria J. Anc, LeeAnn Kim, John E. Ritter, Marshall Cox, Craig Breen, Vladimir Bulovic, Ioannis Kymissis, Robert F. Praino, Jr.