Patents by Inventor John R. Linton

John R. Linton 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: 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: 20180072908
    Abstract: An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle comprises a composition including one or more functional groups that are capable of being cross-linked is disclosed. An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial, a liquid vehicle, and scatterers is also disclosed. An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle comprises a perfluorocompound is further disclosed. A method for inkjet printing an ink including nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle with a surface tension that is not greater than about 25 dyne/cm is disclosed. In certain preferred embodiments, the nanomaterial comprises semiconductor nanocrystals. Devices prepared from inks and methods of the invention are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: JOHN R. LINTON, PETER T. KAZLAS, CRAIG BREEN, SETH COE-SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 9905724
    Abstract: An optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles are in a charge neutral state is disclosed. Also disclosed is an optical component including an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles are in a charge neutral state. Further disclosed is an optical material obtainable by at least partially encapsulating an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles and irradiating the at least partially encapsulated optical material with a light flux for a period of time sufficient to neutralize the charge on at least a portion of the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rohit Modi, Patrick Landreman, John R. Linton, Emily M. Squires
  • Patent number: 9874674
    Abstract: A composition useful for altering the wavelength of visible or invisible light is disclosed. The composition comprising a solid host material and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles are included in the composition in amount in the range from about 0.001 to about 15 weight percent based on the weight of the host material. The composition can further include scatterers. An optical component including a waveguide component and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles is also disclosed. A device including an optical component is disclosed. A system including an optical component including a waveguide component and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles and a light source optically coupled to the waveguide component is also disclosed. A decal, kit, ink composition, and method are also disclosed. A TFEL including quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles on a surface thereof is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Craig Breen, Jonathan S. Steckel, Mark Comerford
  • Patent number: 9864121
    Abstract: A glass tube including quantum dots in a polymerized matrix is described. An optical component and other products including such glass tube, a composition including quantum dots, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert J. Nick, Sridhar Sadasivan, John R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9815996
    Abstract: An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle includes a composition including one or more functional groups that are capable of being cross-linked is disclosed. An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial, a liquid vehicle, and scatterers is also disclosed. An ink composition including a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle includes a perfluorocompound is further disclosed. A method for inkjet printing an ink including nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle with a surface tension that is not greater than about 25 dyne/cm is disclosed. In certain preferred embodiments, the nanomaterial includes semiconductor nanocrystals. Devices prepared from inks and methods of the invention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John R. Linton, Peter T. Kazlas, Craig Breen, Seth Coe-Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170283692
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula: X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, an other nitrogen containing group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphinic or arsinic acid group, a phosphate or arsenate group, a phosphine or arsine oxide group; Sp represents a spacer group, such as a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents: (i) a reactive group capable of communicating specific chemical properties to the nanocrystal as well as provide specific chemical reactivity to the surface of the nanocrystal, and/or (ii) a group that is cyclic, halogenated, or polar a-protic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Craig BREEN, John R. Linton, Jonathan S. STECKEL, Marshall COX, Seth COE-SULLIVAN, Mark COMERFORD
  • Patent number: 9701899
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula: X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, an other nitrogen containing group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphinic or arsinic acid group, a phosphate or arsenate group, a phosphine or arsine oxide group; Sp represents a spacer group, such as a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents: (i) a reactive group capable of communicating specific chemical properties to the nanocrystal as well as provide specific chemical reactivity to the surface of the nanocrystal, and/or (ii) a group that is cyclic, halogenated, or polar a-protic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Craig Breen, John R. Linton, Jonathan S. Steckel, Marshall Cox, Seth Coe-Sullivan, Mark Comerford
  • Patent number: 9683122
    Abstract: An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle includes a composition including one or more functional groups that are capable of being cross-linked is disclosed. An ink composition comprising a nanomaterial, a liquid vehicle, and scatterers is also disclosed. An ink composition including a nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle, wherein the liquid vehicle includes a perfluorocompound is further disclosed. A method for inkjet printing an ink including nanomaterial and a liquid vehicle with a surface tension that is not greater than about 25 dyne/cm is disclosed. In certain preferred embodiments, the nanomaterial includes semiconductor nanocrystals. Devices prepared from inks and methods of the invention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John R. Linton, Peter T. Kazlas, Craig Breen, Seth Coe-Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170121602
    Abstract: An optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles having an improved solid state photoluminescent efficiency is disclosed. Also disclosed is an optical component including an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles having an improved solid state photoluminescent efficiency. Further disclosed are methods for treating an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Further disclosed are methods for treating an optical component including an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. One method comprises exposing the optical material to a light flux and heat for a period of time sufficient to increase the solid state photoluminescent quantum efficiency of the optical material by at least 10% of its pre-exposure solid state photoluminescent quantum efficiency value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: ROHIT MODI, PATRICK LANDREMAN, JOHN R. LINTON, EMILY M. SQUIRES
  • Patent number: 9605833
    Abstract: An optical component is disclosed that comprises a first substrate, an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles disposed over a predetermined region of a first surface of the first substrate, a layer comprising an adhesive material disposed over the optical material and any portion of the first surface of the first substrate not covered by the optical material, and a second substrate disposed over the layer comprising an adhesive material, wherein the first and second substrates are sealed together. In certain embodiments, the optical component further includes a second optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles disposed between the layer comprising the adhesive material and the second substrate. Method are also disclosed. Also disclosed are products including the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John R. Linton, Emily M. Squires, Rohit Modi, David Gildea
  • Publication number: 20170022628
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents: a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, a carboxylic acid or carboxylate group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphoric acid group, a phosphate group, a phosphite group, a phosphinic acid group, a phosphinate group, a phosphine oxide group, a phosphinite group, a phosphine group, an arsenic acid group, an arsenate group, an arsenous acid group, an arsenite group, an arsinic acid group, an arsine oxide group, or an arsine group; Sp represents a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents a multifunctional group including three or more functional groups capable of communicating a specific property or chemical reactivit
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Craig Breen, John R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9534313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoparticles encapsulated within a host material. In one embodiment, a particle comprises a host material including nanoparticles with light-transmissive properties dispersed therein. Other embodiments relate to a powder comprising a particle of the invention, a composition including a particle of the invention, a formulation including a particle of the invention, a coating comprising a particle of the invention, a method for making a particle of the invention, and products and applications including a particle of the invention. In preferred embodiments, a nanoparticle comprises a semiconductor nanocrystal. In preferred embodiments, a host material comprises a wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9466757
    Abstract: An optical component including an optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein the optical material has a solid state photoluminescent efficiency greater than or equal to 60%. Devices including optical materials and/or optical components and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Rohit Modi, Patrick Landreman, John R. Linton, Emily M. Squires
  • Publication number: 20160209002
    Abstract: A solid state lighting device including a light source capable of emitting white light including a blue spectral component and having a deficiency in a spectral region, and an optical component that is positioned to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source, the optical component comprising an optical material for converting at least a portion of the blue spectral component of the light to one or more predetermined wavelengths such that light emitted by the solid state lighting device includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at one or more predetermined wavelengths, wherein the optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is lighting fixture, a cover plate for a lighting fixture and a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: SETH COE-SULLIVAN, JOHN R. LINTON, SRIDHAR SADASIVAN, EMILY M. SQUIRES, MOUNGI G. BAWENDI
  • Patent number: 9391244
    Abstract: A white-light emitting lighting device comprising one or more light emitting light sources (preferably solid state semiconductor light emitting diodes) that emit off-white light during operation, wherein the off-white light includes a spectral output including at least one spectral component in a first spectral region from about 360 nm to about 475 nm, at least one spectral component in a second spectral region from about 475 nm to about 575 nm, and at least one deficiency in at least one other spectral region, and an optical component that is positioned to receive at least a portion of the off-white light generated by the one or more light sources, the optical component comprising an optical material for converting at least a portion of the off-white light to one or more predetermined wavelengths, at least one of which has a wavelength in at least one deficient spectral region, such that light emitted by the lighting device comprises white light, wherein the optical material comprises quantum confined semico
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Linton, Emily M. Squires, Rohit Modi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9365701
    Abstract: A particle comprising nanoparticles encapsulated within a host material is disclosed, wherein the particle includes a coating disposed over at least a portion of the outer surface of the particle. In certain embodiments, nanoparticles have light-emissive properties. In certain embodiments, the coating covers all or substantially all of the outer surface of the particle. The coating can comprise a resin having low oxygen permeability. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises a polyvinyl alcohol compound. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises a polyvinylidene dichloride compound. Other embodiments relate to a powder comprising a particle of the invention, a composition including a particle of the invention, a formulation including a particle of the invention, a coating comprising a particle of the invention, a method for making a particle of the invention, and products and applications including a particle of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Nick, John R. Linton
  • Patent number: 9297092
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents: a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, a carboxylic acid or carboxylate group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphoric acid group, a phosphate group, a phosphite group, a phosphinic acid group, a phosphinate group, a phosphine oxide group, a phosphinite group, a phosphine group, an arsenic acid group, an arsenate group, an arsenous acid group, an arsenite group, an arsinic acid group, an arsine oxide group, or an arsine group; Sp represents a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents a multifunctional group including three or more functional groups capable of communicating a specific property or chemical reactivit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Breen, John R. Linton
  • 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