Patents by Inventor Jong-Jan Lee

Jong-Jan Lee 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: 11929356
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11916163
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for repairing an emissive element display. If a defective emissive element is detected in a subpixel, a subpixel repair interface isolates the defective emissive element. The repair interface may be a parallel repair interface with n number of selectively fusible electrically conductive repair nodes, connected in parallel to a control line of the matrix. Alternatively, the repair interface may be a series repair interface with m number of repair nodes, selectively connectable to bypass adjacent (defective) series-connected emissive elements. If the subpixel emissive elements are connected in parallel, and a defective low impedance emissive element is detected, a parallel repair interface fuses open a connection between the defective emissive element and a matrix control line. If the subpixels include series-connected emissive elements, and a high impedance emissive element is detected, a series repair interface forms a connection bypassing the defective emissive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Jan Lee, Paul J. Schuele
  • Patent number: 11908841
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a micro light emitting diode (microLED) display structure with emission from the back side of a transparent substrate, which can be manufactured by fluidic assembly. The architecture allows microLED displays or display tiles to be fabricated simply, with processing and interconnection only on one side of the backplane. The structure may incorporate reflectors in the fluidic assembly structures to direct substantially all of the emitted light toward the viewer. Also disclosed are microLEDs and emission backplanes designed to support a back emission display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Kenji Sasaki, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11894350
    Abstract: A microLED mass transfer stamping system includes a stamp substrate with an array of trap sites, each configured with a columnar-shaped recess to temporarily secure a keel extended from a bottom surface of a microLED. In the case of surface mount microLEDs, the keel is electrically nonconductive. In the case of vertical microLEDs, the keel is an electrically conductive second electrode. The stamping system also includes a fluidic assembly carrier substrate with an array of wells having a pitch separating adjacent wells that matches the pitch separating the stamp substrate trap sites. A display substrate includes an array of microLED pads with the same pitch as the trap sites. The stamp substrate top surface is pressed against the display substrate, with each trap site interfacing a corresponding microLED site, and the microLEDs are transferred. Fluidic assembly stamp substrates are also presented for use with microLEDs having keels or axial leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: e Lux, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Schuele, Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11855051
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20230253377
    Abstract: A microLED mass transfer stamping system includes a stamp substrate with an array of trap sites, each configured with a columnar-shaped recess to temporarily secure a keel extended from a bottom surface of a microLED. In the case of surface mount microLEDs, the keel is electrically nonconductive. In the case of vertical microLEDs, the keel is an electrically conductive second electrode. The stamping system also includes a fluidic assembly carrier substrate with an array of wells having a pitch separating adjacent wells that matches the pitch separating the stamp substrate trap sites. A display substrate includes an array of microLED pads with the same pitch as the trap sites. The stamp substrate top surface is pressed against the display substrate, with each trap site interfacing a corresponding microLED site, and the microLEDs are transferred. Fluidic assembly stamp substrates are also presented for use with microLEDs having keels or axial leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Paul J Schuele, Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11637082
    Abstract: A uniform pressure gang bonding device and fabrication method are presented using an expandable upper chamber with an elastic surface. Typically, the elastic surface is an elastomer material having a Young's modulus in a range of 40 to 1000 kilo-Pascal (kPA). After depositing a plurality of components overlying a substrate top surface, the substrate is positioned over the lower plate, with the top surface underlying and adjacent (in close proximity) to the elastic surface. The method creates a positive upper chamber medium pressure differential in the expandable upper chamber, causing the elastic surface to deform. For example, the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential may be in the range of 0.05 atmospheres (atm) and 10 atm. Typically, the elastic surface deforms between 0.5 millimeters (mm) and 20 mm, in response to the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Yuan Ma, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20220157791
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20220157790
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20220149254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a micro light emitting diode (microLED) display structure with emission from the back side of a transparent substrate, which can be manufactured by fluidic assembly. The architecture allows microLED displays or display tiles to be fabricated simply, with processing and interconnection only on one side of the backplane. The structure may incorporate reflectors in the fluidic assembly structures to direct substantially all of the emitted light toward the viewer. Also disclosed are microLEDs and emission backplanes designed to support a back emission display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Kenji Sasaki, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11315910
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11296059
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11251166
    Abstract: A fluidic assembly emissive display panel is presented with a plurality of wells exposing LED interfaces. Each LED interface is made up of a planar first interconnect platform having an x-axis first depth and is configured to accept an axial LED first electrode mounting wing. A planar second interconnect platform has the first depth and is configured to accept an axial LED second electrode mounting wing. A groove is interposed between the first and second interconnect platforms and has an x-axis second depth, greater than the first depth, and is configured to accept an axial LED body locking tooth. The axial LEDs have an inorganic LED body with two symmetrical locking teeth. First and second electrode mounting wings are electrically connected to corresponding LED interface first and second interconnect platforms, and aligned in a plane orthogonal to stacked LED body semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Schuele, Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20210399165
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for repairing an emissive element display. If a defective emissive element is detected in a subpixel, a subpixel repair interface isolates the defective emissive element. The repair interface may be a parallel repair interface with n number of selectively fusible electrically conductive repair nodes, connected in parallel to a control line of the matrix. Alternatively, the repair interface may be a series repair interface with m number of repair nodes, selectively connectable to bypass adjacent (defective) series-connected emissive elements. If the subpixel emissive elements are connected in parallel, and a defective low impedance emissive element is detected, a parallel repair interface fuses open a connection between the defective emissive element and a matrix control line. If the subpixels include series-connected emissive elements, and a high impedance emissive element is detected, a series repair interface forms a connection bypassing the defective emissive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jong-Jan Lee, Paul J. Schuele
  • Publication number: 20210398938
    Abstract: A uniform pressure gang bonding device and fabrication method are presented using an expandable upper chamber with an elastic surface. Typically, the elastic surface is an elastomer material having a Young's modulus in a range of 40 to 1000 kilo-Pascal (kPA). After depositing a plurality of components overlying a substrate top surface, the substrate is positioned over the lower plate, with the top surface underlying and adjacent (in close proximity) to the elastic surface. The method creates a positive upper chamber medium pressure differential in the expandable upper chamber, causing the elastic surface to deform. For example, the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential may be in the range of 0.05 atmospheres (atm) and 10 atm. Typically, the elastic surface deforms between 0.5 millimeters (mm) and 20 mm, in response to the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Yuan Ma, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11152328
    Abstract: A uniform pressure gang bonding device and fabrication method are presented using an expandable upper chamber with an elastic surface. Typically, the elastic surface is an elastomer material having a Young's modulus in a range of 40 to 1000 kilo-Pascal (kPA). After depositing a plurality of components overlying a substrate top surface, the substrate is positioned over the lower plate, with the top surface underlying and adjacent (in close proximity) to the elastic surface. The method creates a positive upper chamber medium pressure differential in the expandable upper chamber, causing the elastic surface to deform. For example, the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential may be in the range of 0.05 atmospheres (atm) and 10 atm. Typically, the elastic surface deforms between 0.5 millimeters (mm) and 20 mm, in response to the positive upper chamber medium pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Yuan Ma, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11145787
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for repairing an emissive element display. If a defective emissive element is detected in a subpixel, a subpixel repair interface isolates the defective emissive element. The repair interface may be a parallel repair interface with n number of selectively fusible electrically conductive repair nodes, connected in parallel to a control line of the matrix. Alternatively, the repair interface may be a series repair interface with m number of repair nodes, selectively connectable to bypass adjacent (defective) series-connected emissive elements. If the subpixel emissive elements are connected in parallel, and a defective low impedance emissive element is detected, a parallel repair interface fuses open a connection between the defective emissive element and a matrix control line. If the subpixels include series-connected emissive elements, and a high impedance emissive element is detected, a series repair interface forms a connection bypassing the defective emissive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Jan Lee, Paul J. Schuele
  • Patent number: 10985302
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for repairing an emissive display. Following assembly, the emissive substrate is inspected to determine defective array sites, and defect items are removed using a pick-and-remove process. In one aspect, the emissive substrate includes an array of wells, with emissive elements located in the wells, but not electrically connected to the emissive substrate. If the emissive elements are light emitting diodes (LEDs), then the emissive substrate is exposed to ultraviolet illumination to photoexcite the array of LED, so that LED illumination can be measured to determine defective array sites. The defect items may be determined to be misaligned, mis-located, or non-functional emissive elements, or debris. Subsequent to determining these defect items, the robotic pick-and-remove process is used to remove them. The pick-and-remove process can also be repurposed to populate empty wells with replacement emissive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: eLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20210091052
    Abstract: A microLED mass transfer stamping system includes a stamp substrate with an array of trap sites, each configured with a columnar-shaped recess to temporarily secure a keel extended from a bottom surface of a microLED. In the case of surface mount microLEDs, the keel is electrically nonconductive. In the case of vertical microLEDs, the keel is an electrically conductive second electrode. The stamping system also includes a fluidic assembly carrier substrate with an array of wells having a pitch separating adjacent wells that matches the pitch separating the stamp substrate trap sites. A display substrate includes an array of microLED pads with the same pitch as the trap sites. The stamp substrate top surface is pressed against the display substrate, with each trap site interfacing a corresponding microLED site, and the microLEDs are transferred. Fluidic assembly stamp substrates are also presented for use with microLEDs having keels or axial leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Paul J. Schuele, Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 10811403
    Abstract: A hybrid light emitting diode (LED) display and fabrication method are provided. The method forms a stack of thin-film layers overlying a top surface of a substrate. The stack includes an LED control matrix and a plurality of pixels. Each pixel is made up of a first subpixel enabled using an inorganic micro LED (uLED), a second subpixel enabled using an organic LED (OLED), and a third subpixel enabled using an OLED. The first subpixel emits a blue color light, the second subpixel emits a red color light, and the third subpixel emits a green color light. In one aspect, the stack includes a plurality of wells in a top surface of the stack, populated by the LEDs. The uLEDs may be configured vertical structures with top and bottom electrical contacts, or surface mount top surface contacts. The uLEDs may also include posts for fluidic assembly orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee