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: 20190312206
    Abstract: The present invention provides for organometallic and organic dopants suitable for use in organic carrier transporting materials. Also provided are organic light emitting devices containing doped organic carrier transporting materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10406227
    Abstract: Methods and compositions modulate the activity of electrically excitable cells. Photovoltaic compounds which, upon exposure to light energy, increase or decrease the electrical activity of cells. These supplement and/or replace of vision based on the conversion of light energy to electrical energy within certain cells of the visual system. A “patch” or bridge to circumvent one or more defective, damaged, or diseased cells in the visual system. Additionally, in several embodiments, subjects with normal vision can benefit from the methods, compositions, systems, and/or devices disclosed herein as normal visual acuity can be heightened. The exposure induces an energy (e.g., a receipt of light energy, conversion to electrical energy, and passage of that electrical energy) from the photovoltaic compound to the cell, thereby altering the transmembrane potential of the cell and/or the opening of one or more ion channels, thereby modulating the activity of the electrically excitable cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Robert H. Chow, Mark S. Humayun, Harry B. Gray, Robert H. Grubbs, Dennis A. Dougherty, Mark E. Thompson, Lionel E. Cheruzel, Melanie A. Yen
  • Publication number: 20190259971
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are organic photosensitive devices including at least one exciton-blocking charge carrier filter. The filters comprise a mixture of at least one wide energy gap material and at least one electron or hole conducting material. As described herein, the novel filters simultaneously block excitons and conduct the desired charge carrier (electrons or holes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Xin Xiao, Jeramy D. Zimmerman, Kevin Bergemann, Anurag Panda, Brian E. Lassiter, Mark E. Thompson, Andrew N. Bartynski, Cong Trinh
  • Publication number: 20190259970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising two electrodes, an inorganic sub-cell 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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Mark E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10374164
    Abstract: An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising at least one Donor-Acceptor heterojunction formed from a squaraine compound of formula I: wherein each of Ar1 and Ar2 is independently chosen from an optionally substituted aromatic group. The organic optoelectronic device described herein may also comprise a Donor-Acceptor heterojunction that is formed from at least two different squaraine compounds. A method of making the disclosed device, which may include at least one sublimation step for depositing the squaraine compound, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Siyi Wang, Elizabeth Mayo, Maria Dolores Perez
  • Publication number: 20190237694
    Abstract: A hybrid emissive layer and OLED incorporating the same are provided. The hybrid emissive layer includes a first material having a triplet state energy level T1H and a singlet state energy level S1H, a second material having a triplet state energy level T1F and a singlet state energy level S1F; and a third material having a triplet state energy level T1P and a single state energy level S1P, where T1F?T1H; S1F?S1H; and T1P<T1H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Abegail TADLE, Muazzam IDRIS, Karim EL ROZ, Daniel Sylvinson MUTHIAH RAVINSON, Stephen R. FORREST, Chan Ho SOH
  • Patent number: 10367157
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices comprising acceptor and/or donor sensitizers to increase absorption and photoresponse of the photoactive layers of the devices. In particular, devices herein include at least one acceptor layer and at least one donor layer, wherein the acceptor layer may comprise a mixture of an acceptor material and at least one sensitizer, and the donor layer may comprise a mixture of a donor material and at least one sensitizer. Methods of fabricating the organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Cong Trinh, Peter I. Djurovich, Sarah M. Conron
  • Patent number: 10350425
    Abstract: An extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is configured to induce a tachyarrhythmia by charging a high voltage capacitor to a voltage amplitude and delivering a series of pulses to a patient's heart by discharging the capacitor via an extra-cardiovascular electrode vector. Delivering the series of pulses includes recharging the high-voltage capacitor during an inter-pulse interval between consecutive pulses of the series of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Nikolski, David A. Anderson, Mark T. Marshall, Robert T. Sawchuk, Amy E. Thompson-Nauman, John D. Wahlstrand, Gregory A. Younker
  • Patent number: 10333079
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: University of Southern California, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Stephen R. Forrest, Guodan Wei, Siyi Wang, Lincoln Hall, Viacheslav V. Diev, Xin Xiao
  • Publication number: 20190189937
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device having an anode, a cathode and an organic layer disposed between the anode and the cathode is provided. In one aspect, the organic layer comprises a compound having at least one zwitterionic carbon donor ligand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Djurovich, Jui-Yi Tsai, Chun Lin, Jason Brooks, Bert Alleyne, Mark E. Thompson, Peter B. Mackenzie, Bin Ma
  • Publication number: 20190161504
    Abstract: A compound selected from the group consisting of Formula I, Formula II, and Formula III, wherein ring A, ring B, and ring C are independently a five-membered or six-membered, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, each of which is optionally aromatic; ring W of Formula I is a 6-membered heterocyclic ring, and ring W of Formula II or Formula III is a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring; L is a monodentate ligand with a metal coordinating member selected from the group consisting of C, N, O, S, and P; and M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Cu, Au, and Ag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. THOMPSON, Peter I. DJUROVICH, Rasha HAMZE, Shuyang SHI, Moon Chul JUNG
  • Patent number: 10276817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are stable organic photosensitive devices including at least one exciton-blocking charge carrier filter. The filters comprise a mixture of at least one wide energy gap material having a sufficiently high glass transition temperature, e.g., higher than the temperature or temperature range at which the device typically operates, higher than a highest operating temperature of the device, higher than a threshold temperature value, etc. and at least one electron or hole conducting material. As described herein, the novel filters simultaneously block excitons and conduct the desired charge carrier (electrons or holes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: University of Southern California, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Quinn Burlingame, Xin Xiao, Kevin Bergemann, Anurag Panda, Jeramy D. Zimmerman, Brian E. Lassiter, Mark E. Thompson, Andrew N. Bartynski, Cong Trinh
  • Patent number: 10256421
    Abstract: A compound that can be used as a donor material in organic photovoltaic devices comprising a non-activated porphyrin fused with one or more non-activated polycyclic aromatic rings or one or more non-activated heterocyclic rings can be obtained by a thermal fusion process. The compounds include those having the following structure By heating the reaction mixture of non-activated porphyrins with non-activated polycyclic aromatic rings or heterocyclic rings to a fusion temperature and holding for a predetermined time, fusion of one or more polycyclic rings or heterocyclic rings to the non-activated porphyrin core in meso,? fashion is achieved resulting in hybrid structures containing a distorted porphyrin ring with annulated aromatic rings. The porphyrin core can be olygoporphyrins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Viacheslav Diev, Kenneth Hanson, Stephen R. Forrest
  • Patent number: 10249834
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device having an anode, a cathode and an organic layer disposed between the anode and the cathode is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Southern California, Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Djurovich, Jui-Yi Tsai, Chun Lin, Jason Brooks, Bert Alleyne, Mark E. Thompson, Peter B. MacKenzie, Bin Ma
  • Patent number: 10232043
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the modulation of the activity of electrically excitable cells. In particular, several embodiments relate to the use of photovoltaic compounds which, upon exposure to light energy, increase or decrease the electrical activity of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Melanie A. Yen, Dennis A. Dougherty, Robert H. Grubbs, Harry B. Gray, Robert H. Chow, Mark S. Humayun, Mark E. Thompson, Lionel E. Cheruzel
  • Patent number: 10199582
    Abstract: A compound comprising a ligand LA according to formula (I) as well as, a first device and a formulation including the same are disclosed. In the structure of formula (I): ring A is a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl ring; X1 is C or N; RA is mono-, bi-, tri-, tetradentate, or unsubstituted; RA, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, and R17 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof, any adjacent substituents of RA, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, and R17 are optionally joined to form a fused ring; the dashed lines represent bonds to a metal M; and metal M has an atomic number greater than 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, John W. Facendola, Peter I. Djurovich
  • Publication number: 20190036060
    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: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen R. FORREST, Michael SLOOTSKY, Mark E. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 10147892
    Abstract: Compounds that act as capture agents to sequester unsaturated metal complexes are provided. In particular, the compounds may be host materials, dopant materials, or dopant materials containing functional groups, such as an isocyanide or a phosphine group, which are suitable for trapping an unsaturated coordination complex. These compounds may be used in organic light emitting devices, particularly blue devices, to provide improved device lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Alberto Bossi, Peter Djurovich
  • Patent number: 10128450
    Abstract: A compound having a structure according to formula (I) is disclosed. In formula (I), Cu is a monovalent copper atom; *C is a carbene carbon; X1 and X2 are selected from alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, amino, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkynyl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, aryl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, and combinations thereof; X1 is bonded to *C by a C atom, and X2 is bonded to *C by an N atom; X1 and X2 are optionally joined to form a ring; and Y is selected halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, amino, phosphine, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkynyl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, aryl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, and combinations thereof. A formulation containing compound having a structure according to formula (I), and a device with an organic layer comprising disposed between an anode and a cathode, that includes a compound having a structure according to formula (I) are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Peter I. Djurovich, Valentina Krylova
  • Patent number: 10121975
    Abstract: A compound comprising a ligand LA selected from: as well as, devices and formulations containing the compound are disclosed. In the compounds, independently X1-X6 are CH or N; Y1-Y12 are independently selected from CH, N, and C-APR1?R1?; when present, exactly one of Y1 through Y12 is C-APR1?R1? in LA8; A is selected from a single bond, —CRARB—, —NRA—, —O—, —S— and —SiRARB—; and R, R1?, R1?, R2, R3, RA, and RB are each independently a substituent selected from hydrogen, deuterium, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and combinations thereof. The P-atom of the ligand LA is bonded to a metal M having an atomic weight of at least 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark E. Thompson, Yifei Liu, Peter I. Djurovich