Patents by Inventor Lorenza Moro

Lorenza Moro 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: 20200308329
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to various embodiments of a curable ink composition, which once printed and cured form polymeric films on a substrate such as, but not limited by, an OLED device substrate. Various embodiments of the curable ink compositions comprise di(meth)acrylate monomers, as well as multifunctional crosslinking agents and curing kinetics control additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Elena Rogojina, Inna Gurevitch, Teresa A. Ramos, Lorenza Moro, Victor Miranda
  • Patent number: 10533104
    Abstract: Methods for increasing the degree of curing and/or reducing the volatile photoinitiator concentration in cured polymeric film, and particularly in cured polymeric films in a multilayered thin film encapsulation stack are provided. Also provided are highly crosslinked and/or low-outgassing thin polymeric films and encapsulation stacks made using the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Lassiter, Lorenza Moro, Teresa A. Ramos, Elizabeth Tai, Alonso Serrato, Vera Steinmann
  • Publication number: 20190136075
    Abstract: Methods for increasing the degree of curing and/or reducing the volatile photoinitiator concentration in cured polymeric film, and particularly in cured polymeric films in a multilayered thin film encapsulation stack are provided. Also provided are highly crosslinked and/or low-outgassing thin polymeric films and encapsulation stacks made using the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Lassiter, Lorenza Moro, Teresa A. Ramos, Elizabeth Tai, Alonso Serrato, Vera Steinmann
  • Publication number: 20180309089
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to various embodiments of a curable ink composition, which once printed and cured form high glass transition temperature polymeric films on a substrate such as, but not limited by, an OLED device substrate. Various embodiments of the curable ink compositions comprise di(meth)acrylate monomers, as well as multifunctional crosslinking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Elena Rogojina, Teresa A. Ramos, Citra Yuwono, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 9839940
    Abstract: A tool for depositing multilayer coatings onto a substrate. The tool includes a housing defining a vacuum chamber connected to a vacuum source, deposition stations each configured to deposit a layer of multilayer coating on the substrate, a curing station, and a contamination reduction device. At least one of the deposition stations is configured to deposit an inorganic layer, while at least one other deposition station is configured to deposit an organic layer. In one tool configuration, the substrate may travel back and forth through the tool as many times as needed to achieve the desired number of layers of multilayer coating. In another, the tool may include numerous housings adjacently spaced such that the substrate may make a single unidirectional pass. The contamination reduction device may be configured as one or more migration control chambers about at least one of the deposition stations, and further includes cooling devices, such as chillers, to reduce the presence of vaporous layer precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles C. Bonham, Paul E. Burrows, Xi Chu, Gordon Lee Graff, Mark Edward Gross, Peter Maclyn Martin, Lorenza Moro, Kenneth Jeffrey Nelson, John Chris Pagano, Mac R. Zumhoff
  • Patent number: 9525155
    Abstract: A gas and moisture permeation barrier stack deposited by both sputtering and atomic layer deposition techniques. In one embodiment, the barrier stack comprises a bottom barrier layer deposited on a substrate by sputtering and a top barrier layer deposited on the sputtered layer by atomic layer deposition. In one embodiment, the sputtered barrier layer has a water vapor transmission rate of about 10?5 gm/m2·day or lower, and the top barrier layer improves the water vapor transmission rate of the resulting two-layer barrier stack to about 10?6 gm/m2·day or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xianghui Zeng, Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch
  • Patent number: 9412970
    Abstract: A barrier film composite includes a heat-shrinkable layer having a conformable surface conforming to a surface shape of an object in contact with the heat-shrinkable layer, and a flat surface disposed opposite to the conformable surface; and a barrier layer having a smaller thickness than the heat-shrinkable layer and disposed flat on the flat surface of the heat-shrinkable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Won Han, Robert Jan Visser, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 9401491
    Abstract: An encapsulated device achieves good water vapor transmission rates while reducing the amount of time needed in an inert environment, and thereby reducing the size of the deposition tool used to encapsulate the device. The encapsulated device includes a first barrier layer deposited directly on the device, and a first adhesive and first laminate on the first barrier layer. The laminate comprises a polymeric substrate and a second barrier layer on the substrate. The first barrier layer has a water vapor transmission rate suitable to allow lamination of the laminate on the first barrier layer in a non-inert environment. A method of making an encapsulated device comprises depositing a first barrier layer on the device in an inert environment, applying an adhesive on the first barrier layer in a non-inert environment, and applying a first laminate on the first adhesive in the non-inert environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch, Xianghui Zeng
  • Patent number: 9368749
    Abstract: A patterned multilayered barrier film for protecting devices from permeation of moisture and gases includes a substrate, a first layer on the substrate acting as a barrier layer, a second layer on the first layer and acting as a decoupling or planarization layer, and a third layer on the second layer, and acting as a barrier layer. Each of the first and third layers has an area greater than an area of the second layer such that the second layer is completely enclosed between the first and third layers defining an edge perimeter surrounding the second layer that is completely sealed between the first and third layers. The patterned multilayered barrier film may be cut into individual barrier units between portions of the second layer such that portions of the second layer of each individual barrier unit are completely edge-sealed between the first and third layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Damien S. Boesch, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 9362530
    Abstract: Methods of making an integrated barrier stack and optical enhancement layer for protecting and improving the light out coupling of encapsulated white OLEDs are described. The method includes optimizing the thickness of various layers including one or more of the plasma protective layer, the initial organic layer, the initial inorganic barrier layer, and the inorganic barrier layer and polymeric decoupling layer for the barrier stack. The thickness is optimized for at least one of total efficiency, or intentional color point shift so that the encapsulated OLED has enhanced light outcoupling compared to the bare OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Jan Visser, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 9337446
    Abstract: Methods of making an integrated barrier stack and optical enhancement layer for protecting and improving the light out coupling of an encapsulated OLED are described. The method includes optimizing the thickness of various layers including the initial inorganic barrier layer and the inorganic barrier layer and polymeric decoupling layer for the barrier stack. The thickness is optimized for at least one of maximum efficiency, minimum dispersion, or minimum spectral shift so that the encapsulated OLED has enhanced light outcoupling compared to the bare OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Jan Visser, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 9259513
    Abstract: An implantable catheter is provided that may be disinfected without removal from the body of a patient, using a photocatalytic method to activate a reaction on the catheter surface that generates oxidizing agents in the form of Reactive Oxygen Species (“ROS”) and thus destroy microorganisms in a biofilm that is present or forming. A catheter system includes the implantable catheter, a light source, and a source of power operably connected to the light source. Methods are also provided for disinfecting the implantable catheter in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: William Bedwell, Lorenza Moro, Eric A. Arons, Pablo E. Garcia, Osita Onugha, Sanjeev Dutta, Sarah Young, Karen F. Shakespear, Janus A. J. Haagensen
  • Publication number: 20160013450
    Abstract: Methods of making an integrated barrier stack and optical enhancement layer for protecting and improving the light out coupling of encapsulated white OLEDs are described. The method includes optimizing the thickness of various layers including one or more of the plasma protective layer, the initial organic layer, the initial inorganic barrier layer, and the inorganic barrier layer and polymeric decoupling layer for the barrier stack. The thickness is optimized for at least one of total efficiency, or intentional color point shift so that the encapsulated OLED has enhanced light outcoupling compared to the bare OLED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Jan Visser, Lorenza Moro
  • Publication number: 20150346050
    Abstract: Barrier stacks according to embodiments of the present invention provide early indication of barrier failure. In some embodiments, the barrier stack includes one or more dyads comprising a first polymer decoupling layer and a second barrier layer. The barrier stack includes one or more integrated gas permeation sensors between the first and second layers of one of the dyads, or between two of the dyads. In some embodiments, the barrier stack can include a primary barrier stack including one or more dyads, one or more integrated gas permeation sensor laterally spaced apart from the primary barrier stack, and a secondary barrier stack including one or more dyads on both the primary stack and the integrated gas permeation sensor(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Lorenza Moro, Damien S. Boesch
  • Publication number: 20150349295
    Abstract: Barrier stacks according to embodiments of the present invention achieve good optical properties by including a decoupling layer with a tunable refractive index. In some embodiments, the barrier stack includes one or more dyads, each of which includes a first layer comprising an organic-inorganic hybrid material, and a second layer comprising a barrier material. The first layer has a refractive index at an interface between the first layer and the second layer that is substantially matched to a refractive index of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Damien Boesch, Lorenza Moro
  • Publication number: 20150351167
    Abstract: An encapsulated device includes a barrier laminate on the device, and adhesive between the barrier laminate and the device, and an edge sealing member at an edge of the encapsulated device. The edge sealing member may be embedded in the adhesive, may enclose the adhesive between the barrier laminate and the device, or may cover an edge portion of the barrier laminate and an edge portion of the adhesive. A method of making an encapsulated device includes forming an edge sealing member by attaching it to an edge of the device, depositing it adjacent the edge of the device, or covering an edge of an encapsulated volume defined by the edge of the device with the edge sealing member. The method further includes applying an adhesive on the device, and applying a barrier laminate on the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Lorenza Moro, Damien S. Boesch, Xianghui Zeng
  • Publication number: 20150348803
    Abstract: An encapsulated device achieves good water vapor transmission rates while reducing the amount of time needed in an inert environment, and thereby reducing the size of the deposition tool used to encapsulate the device. The encapsulated device includes a first barrier layer deposited directly on the device, and a first adhesive and first laminate on the first barrier layer. The laminate comprises a polymeric substrate and a second barrier layer on the substrate. The first barrier layer has a water vapor transmission rate suitable to allow lamination of the laminate on the first barrier layer in a non-inert environment. A method of making an encapsulated device comprises depositing a first barrier layer on the device in an inert environment, applying an adhesive on the first barrier layer in a non-inert environment, and applying a first laminate on the first adhesive in the non-inert environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch, Xianghui Zeng
  • Patent number: 9184410
    Abstract: Methods of making an integrated barrier stack and optical enhancement layer for protecting and improving the light out coupling of encapsulated white OLEDs are described. The method includes optimizing the thickness of various layers including one or more of the plasma protective layer, the initial organic layer, the initial inorganic barrier layer, and the inorganic barrier layer and polymeric decoupling layer for the barrier stack. The thickness is optimized for at least one of total efficiency, or intentional color point shift so that the encapsulated OLED has enhanced light outcoupling compared to the bare OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Jan Visser, Lorenza Moro
  • Publication number: 20150255737
    Abstract: A barrier stack includes a decoupling layer comprising a siloxane polymer, and a barrier layer on the decoupling layer. The siloxane polymer is prepared from a solvent solution including a solvent, a silyl monomer and one or more silicone monomers. A method of forming the decoupling layer includes depositing (via a non-vacuum deposition technique) the solvent solution comprising the silyl monomer and the one or more silicone monomers on the substrate, and curing the curable resin composition. The siloxane polymer resulting from cure may be represented by Formula 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch, Sina Maghsoodi
  • Publication number: 20150255759
    Abstract: Barrier stacks according to embodiments of the present invention achieve good water vapor transmission rates with a reduced number of dyads (i.e., polymer layer/barrier layer couple). In some embodiments, the barrier stack includes one or more dyads comprising a first polymer decoupling layer and a hybrid barrier layer on the first layer. The hybrid barrier layer includes an inner oxide barrier layer and an outer silicon nitride barrier layer. The inner oxide barrier layer is deposited between the first layer and the outer silicon nitride layer of at least one of the dyads. The outer silicon nitride barrier layer is deposited by an evaporative deposition technique such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD), for example plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). The barrier stack including the inner oxide barrier layer has a water vapor transmission rate that is lower than a water vapor transmission rate of a barrier stack not including the inner oxide barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Xianghui Zeng, Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch