Patents by Inventor Kiarash Vakhshouri

Kiarash Vakhshouri 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: 10713978
    Abstract: A computing device includes memory configured for storing executable instructions, a processor configured for executing the instructions, a foldable display layer configured for displaying information in response to the execution of the instructions, and a bend limit layer coupled to the foldable display layer and arranged substantially parallel to a display surface of the foldable display layer. The bend limit layer is configured to increase its stiffness non-linearly when a radius of a bend of the bend limit layer is less than a threshold radius of curvature of the foldable display layer, the threshold radius of curvature being greater than 1 mm and less than 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Yi Tao, Bruce Schena, James Cooper, John Stuart Fitch, Jeffrey Hayashida, Avi Hecht, Lawrence Lam, Andreas Nowatzyk, Jonathan Nivet, Kelvin Kwong, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 10600964
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular oligothiophene, a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and/or a benzothiophene; where the regioregular oligothiophene, the regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and the benzothiophene each have a number average molecular weight of less than or equal to 475 grams per mole; where the composition is melted and then annealed at a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having a charge mobility that is greater than a comparative composition that is either not annealed or annealed at the same temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature but without being subjected to prior melting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 10514724
    Abstract: A foldable display of a computing device includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent frontplate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer. The OLED display layer characterized by a Young's modulus that is lower than the Young's modulus of the transparent frontplate layer and that is lower than the Young's modulus of the back stiffening layer; a neutral plane of the foldable display is located within the OLED display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Publication number: 20190324498
    Abstract: A foldable display of a computing device includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent frontplate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer. The OLED display layer characterized by a Young's modulus that is lower than the Young's modulus of the transparent frontplate layer and that is lower than the Young's modulus of the back stiffening layer; a neutral plane of the foldable display is located within the OLED display layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 10268238
    Abstract: A foldable display of a computing device includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent frontplate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer. The OLED display layer characterized by a Young's modulus that is lower than the Young's modulus of the transparent frontplate layer and that is lower than the Young's modulus of the back stiffening layer; a neutral plane of the foldable display is located within the OLED display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 10198040
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may have a flexible display. The flexible display may have a flexible display layer, a cover layer, a touch sensor interposed between the flexible display layer and the cover layer, a support layer, and a polarizer layer. The polarizer layer may be interposed between the touch sensor and the flexible display or between the touch sensor and the cover layer. The touch sensor may include optically clear adhesive that is flexible and facilitates bending of the display. The optically clear adhesive may include additives such as water vapor penetration reducing additive, anticorrosion additive, ultraviolet-light blocking additive, and index-of-refraction adjustment additive. The support layer may be formed from shape memory alloy or amorphous metal and may have openings to facilitate bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen Zhang, Victor H. Yin, Cyrus Y. Liu, Paul S. Drzaic, Sungwon Bae, Chun-Hao Tung, Kiarash Vakhshouri, Sunggu Kang, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20180356859
    Abstract: A foldable display of a computing device includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent frontplate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer. The OLED display layer characterized by a Young's modulus that is lower than the Young's modulus of the transparent frontplate layer and that is lower than the Young's modulus of the back stiffening layer; a neutral plane of the foldable display is located within the OLED display layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Publication number: 20180348821
    Abstract: A computing device includes memory configured for storing executable instructions, a processor configured for executing the instructions, a foldable display layer configured for displaying information in response to the execution of the instructions, and a bend limit layer coupled to the foldable display layer and arranged substantially parallel to a display surface of the foldable display layer. The bend limit layer is configured to increase its stiffness non-linearly when a radius of a bend of the bend limit layer is less than a threshold radius of curvature of the foldable display layer, the threshold radius of curvature being greater than 1 mm and less than 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Yi Tao, Bruce Schena, James Cooper, John Stuart Fitch, Jeffrey Hayashida, Avi Hecht, Lawrence Lam, Andreas Nowatzyk, Jonathan Nivet, Kelvin Kwong, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 9881712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; where the composition is melted and then cooled to a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having an amount of crystallinity that is at least twice the amount of crystallinity of another identical composition that is crystallized by a method that does not involve melting and cooling to a temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature of the identical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri, III, Seung-Hyun Lee, Thomas Charles Sutter, George Lyles Athens, Krishna Balantrapu, Elissei Iagodkine
  • Publication number: 20170336831
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may have a flexible display. The flexible display may have a flexible display layer, a cover layer, a touch sensor interposed between the flexible display layer and the cover layer, a support layer, and a polarizer layer. The polarizer layer may be interposed between the touch sensor and the flexible display or between the touch sensor and the cover layer. The touch sensor may include optically clear adhesive that is flexible and facilitates bending of the display. The optically clear adhesive may include additives such as water vapor penetration reducing additive, anticorrosion additive, ultraviolet-light blocking additive, and index-of-refraction adjustment additive. The support layer may be formed from shape memory alloy or amorphous metal and may have openings to facilitate bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Zhen Zhang, Victor H. Yin, Cyrus Y. Liu, Paul S. Drzaic, Sungwon Bae, Chun-Hao Tung, Kiarash Vakhshouri, Sunggu Kang, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20150362822
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film comprising at least one patterned region comprising a first concentration of at least one radiation absorbing compound and exhibiting a first surface resistivity, at least one unpatterned region comprising a second concentration of the at least one radiation absorbing compound and exhibiting a second surface resistivity, the second concentration being different from the first concentration and the second surface resistivity being different from the first surface resistivity, where the at least one patterned region and the at least one unpatterned region are indistinguishable from each other to the unaided human eye, and where the at least one radiation absorbing compound is capable of rendering the at least one patterned region and at least one unpatterned region distinguishable from each other to the unaided human eye when the at least one radiation absorbing compound is exposed to radiation within a defined band of wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kiarash Vakhshouri, Tryg R. Jensen, Erin R. Bell
  • Publication number: 20150305166
    Abstract: A method of patterning an unpatterned transparent conductive film, the unpatterned transparent conductive film comprising: a transparent substrate, a first conductive layer disposed on a first surface of the transparent substrate, and a second conductive layer disposed on a second surface of the transparent substrate, the first and second surfaces being disposed on two opposing sides of the unpatterned transparent conductive film, the first conductive layer comprising a first set of metal nanostructures, and the second conductive layer comprising a second set of metal nanostructures, the method comprising irradiating the first conductive layer with at least one first laser to form a patterned transparent conductive film, where the irradiation of the first conductive layer patterns the first conductive layer with a first pattern without also patterning the second conductive layer with the first pattern, and also where the unpatterned transparent conductive film and the patterned transparent conductive film bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew T. Fried, Jeffrey P. Treptau, Michael G. Steward, Eric L. Granstrom, Robert J. Monson, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Publication number: 20150171331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular oligothiophene, a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and/or a benzothiophene; where the regioregular oligothiophene, the regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and the benzothiophene each have a number average molecular weight of less than or equal to 475 grams per mole; where the composition is melted and then annealed at a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having a charge mobility that is greater than a comparative composition that is either not annealed or annealed at the same temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature but without being subjected to prior melting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicants: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Publication number: 20140021413
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; where the composition is melted and then cooled to a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having an amount of crystallinity that is at least twice the amount of crystallinity of another identical composition that is crystallized by a method that does not involve melting and cooling to a temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature of the identical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri, III, Seung-Hyun Lee, Thomas Charles Sutter, George Lyles Athens, Krishna Balantrapu, Elissei Iagodkine