Patents by Inventor Mark E. Thompson

Mark E. Thompson 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: 20220112215
    Abstract: A compound is described as having a triplet excited state and a singlet excited state; wherein the triplet excited state comprises a lowest energy triplet sublevel, a middle energy triplet sublevel, and a highest energy triplet sublevel; and wherein an energy separation between the highest energy triplet sublevel and the lowest energy triplet sublevel (ZFS) is greater than an energy separation between the singlet excited state and a the lowest energy triplet sublevel. Also described is a compound represented by the following Formula I. These compounds should find application as luminescent materials in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Peter I. DJUROVICH
  • Publication number: 20220109106
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to organic acceptor-donor-acceptor compounds as non-fullerene acceptors for use in organic photovoltaics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Austin Mencke
  • Publication number: 20220041626
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides amide M carbene emitters of Formula (I); organic light emitting device (OLED) comprising an anode, a cathode, and an organic layer, disposed between the anode and the cathode, comprising a compound of Formula (I); and consumer products comprising an OLED comprising a compound of Formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Peter I. Djurovich, Mark E. Thompson, Narcisse Ukwitegetse, Anton Razgniaev
  • Publication number: 20210408422
    Abstract: Arrangements and techniques for providing organic emissive layers are provided, in which the emissive layer includes a first dopant having a dissociative energy level. A second dopant in the emissive layer provides a solid state sink energy level, to which doubly excited excitons and/or polarons may transition instead of to the dissociative energy level, thereby decreasing the undesirable effects of transitions to the dissociative energy level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen R. FORREST, Michael SLOOTSKY, Mark E. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11145692
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide a wearable device that includes an organic light emitting diode (OLED) light source to output light having one peak wavelength from a single OLED emissive layer, and a first barrier layer that is disposed over or between the single OLED emissive layer and one or more down-conversion layers. One or more regions of the single OLED emissive layer are independently switchable and controllable so that the wearable device is configurable to output a plurality of wavelengths of light. One of the plurality of wavelengths of light that is output is near infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Mark E. Thompson, Eric A. Margulies, Nicholas J. Thompson, Michael Stuart Weaver
  • Publication number: 20210313517
    Abstract: Acenes, such as aza-acenes are attractive materials for organic semiconductors, specifically for n-type materials. There are disclosed new derivatives of acenes that are fabricated using novel synthesis. For example, the disclosed fabrication strategies have allowed for the first time new aza-tetracene and aza-pentacene derivatives. The HOMO and LUMO energy levels of these materials are tunable through appropriate substitution and as predicted, deepened. There are also disclosed organic photosensitive devices comprising at least one aza-acene such as aza-tetracene and aza-pentacene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Jonathan R. SOMMER, Andrew Bartynski
  • Patent number: 11088338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising two electrodes, an inorganic subcell positioned between the two electrodes, wherein the inorganic subcell comprises at least one inorganic semiconductor material having a band gap energy (EG), and an organic sensitizing window layer disposed on the inorganic subcell. In one aspect, the organic sensitizing window layer comprises a singlet fission material. In another aspect, the organic sensitizing window layer comprises a singlet fission host and a phosphorescent emitter dopant, where the singlet fission host exhibits an excitation triplet energy (ET-SF) greater than or equal to an excitation triplet energy (ET-PE) exhibited by the phosphorescent emitter dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Michigan, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Mark E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11031569
    Abstract: Arrangements and techniques for providing organic emissive layers are provided, in which the emissive layer includes a first dopant having a dissociative energy level. A second dopant in the emissive layer provides a solid state sink energy level, to which doubly excited excitons and/or polarons may transition instead of to the dissociative energy level, thereby decreasing the undesirable effects of transitions to the dissociative energy level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Michael Slootsky, Mark E. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210146003
    Abstract: A temperature-responsive hydrogel includes water, a poly(N-alkylacrylamide) copolymer of a first monomer and a second monomer that is different than the first monomer, and an adhesion-enhancing additive. One type of adhesion-enhancing additive is selected from the group consisting of Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser amino sequence (RGDS), 3-guanidinopropionic acid (GPA), manganese(II) chloride tetrahydrate, and combinations thereof. Characteristically, the temperature-responsive hydrogel has a failure pressure that is at least 2 times greater than a failure pressure for a base temperature-responsive hydrogel having the same composition without the adhesion-enhancing additive. Another type of adhesion-enhancing additive is selected from the family of plant polyphenols, and issued as a priming layer before deployment of the temperature-responsive hydrogel. It not only improves the adhesion of temperature-responsive polymer gels to biological tissues, but also reserves the thermal reversibility of the polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Mark S. HUMAYUN, John WHALEN, Niki BAYAT, Yi ZHANG, Bin LI
  • Publication number: 20210020867
    Abstract: An OLED device comprises a substrate, a first electrode positioned over the substrate, a second electrode positioned over the first electrode, at least one emissive layer positioned between the first and second electrodes in a first region of the OLED device, and a multilayer dielectric reflector stack, comprising a plurality of dielectric reflector layers positioned between the substrate and the first electrode, wherein the multilayer dielectric reflector stack is configured to form an optical cavity with the emissive layer having a Purcell Factor of at least 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Yue Qu, Haonan Zhao, Mark E. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210009895
    Abstract: The co-linear or near co-linear structure of bimetallic Janus-type two-coordinated metal complexes may allow for a large transition dipole moment that can enhance the radiative lifetime. The symmetric nature of the bimetallic Janus complexes diminishes or eliminates the polar nature of the monometallic carbene-metal-amide/arene complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Peter I. Djurovich, Mark E. Thompson, Narcisse Ukwitegetse, Tian-Yi Li, Rasha Hamze
  • Publication number: 20200403166
    Abstract: Organic light emitting devices incorporating a film of metal complex emitters that are oriented with their transition dipole moment vectors oriented parallel to the device substrate enhances the outcoupling and eliminate the need for micro-lens arrays, gratings, or other physical extraneous outcoupling methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Matthew J. JUROW, Peter I. DJUROVICH, Tobias D. SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20200388773
    Abstract: The invention provides emissive materials and organic light emitting devices using the emissive materials in an emissive layer disposed between and electrically connected to an anode and a cathode. The emissive materials include compounds with the following structure: wherein at least one of R8 to R14 is phenyl or substituted phenyl, and/or at least two of R8 to R14 that are adjacent are part of a fluorenyl group. The emissive materials have enhanced electroluminescent efficiency and improved lifetime when incorporated into light emitting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Arnold Tamayo, Peter Djurovich
  • Patent number: 10818853
    Abstract: Organic light emitting devices incorporating a film of metal complex emitters that are oriented with their transition dipole moment vectors oriented parallel to the device substrate enhances the outcoupling and eliminate the need for micro-lens arrays, gratings, or other physical extraneous outcoupling methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Matthew J. Jurow, Peter I. Djurovich, Tobias D. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200308196
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound of Formula I wherein M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Cu, Ag, and Au; T is a five-membered or six-membered heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted, wherein T includes a carbene carbon coordinated to M, or T is aromatic and includes a sp2 nitrogen coordinated to M; L is a group comprising a coordinating member selected from the group consisting of C, N, O, S, and P, wherein the coordinating member coordinates L to M; and Q1 and Q2 are each independently a linker, wherein the linker connects T to the coordinating member of L to form a macrocyclic ligand coordinated to M.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Peter I. DJUROVICH, Mark E. THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20200303660
    Abstract: There is disclosed squaraine compounds of formula I: wherein each of Y1 and Y2 is independently chosen from an optionally substituted amino group and an optionally substituted aryl group. Also described are organic optoelectronic devices comprising a Donor-Acceptor heterojunction that is formed from one or more of the squaraine compounds. A method of making the disclosed device, which may include one or more sublimation step for depositing said squaraine compound, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Stephen R. FORREST, Guodan WEI, Siyi WANG, Lincoln HALL, Viacheslav V. DIEV, Xin XIAO
  • Patent number: 10741775
    Abstract: The invention provides emissive materials and organic light emitting devices using the emissive materials in an emissive layer disposed between and electrically connected to an anode and a cathode. The emissive materials include compounds with the following structure: wherein at least one of R8 to R14 is phenyl or substituted phenyl, and/or at least two of R8 to R14 that are adjacent are part of a fluorenyl group. The emissive materials have enhanced electroluminescent efficiency and improved lifetime when incorporated into light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Southern California
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Arnold Tamayo, Peter Djurovich
  • Publication number: 20200243786
    Abstract: An OLED device comprises an anode and a cathode, and at least one graded emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode, the graded emissive layer comprising first and second materials, wherein a concentration of the first material increases continuously from an anode side of the graded emissive layer to a cathode side of the graded emissive layer, and a concentration of the second material decreases continuously from the anode side of the graded emissive layer to the cathode side of the graded emissive layer. An OLED device comprising a graded emissive layer and a hybrid white OLED device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Chan Ho Soh, Mark E. Thompson, Muazzam Idris
  • Publication number: 20200243772
    Abstract: A compound of Formula X wherein ring A is absent, or present and selected from a 5-membered or 6-membered, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted; ring B is absent, or present and selected from a 5-membered or 6-membered, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted; and at least one of ring A or ring B is present, and the hash line represents ring A fused to ring N—W1—W2 and ring B fused to ring N—W3—W4; W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, and W6 are independently selected from CR1 or N; Z is selected from CRZ or N; and Y is selected from a group consisting of C(R2)2, B(R2)2, Al(R2)2, Si(R2)2, and Ge(R2)2. An optoelectronic device selected from the group consisting of a photovoltaic device, a photodetector device, a photosensitive device, and an OLED, the optoelectronic device including an organic layer that comprises a compound of Formula X. A consumer product that includes the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Abegail TADLE, Karim EL ROZ, Peter Ivan DJUROVICH, Daniel Sylvinson MUTHIAH RAVINSON, Jessica H. GOLDEN, Stuart W. SAWYER
  • Publication number: 20200239456
    Abstract: A compound of Formula X wherein ring A is absent, or present and selected from a 5-membered or 6-membered, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted; ring B is absent, or present and selected from a 5-membered or 6-membered, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted; and at least one of ring A or ring B is present, and the hash line represents ring A fused to ring N—W1—W3 and ring B fused to ring N—W4—W6; W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, and W6 are independently selected from CR1 or N; Z is selected from CRZ or N; and Y is selected from a group consisting of C(R2)2, B(R2)2, Al(R2)2, Si(R2)2, and Ge(R2)2. An optoelectronic device selected from the group consisting of a photovoltaic device, a photodetector device, a photosensitive device, and an OLED, the optoelectronic device including an organic layer that comprises a compound of Formula X. A consumer product that includes the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Abegail TADLE, Karim EL ROZ, Peter Ivan DJUROVICH, Daniel Sylvinson MUTHIAH RAVINSON, Jessica H. GOLDEN, Stuart W. SAWYER