Patents by Inventor Matthew Alexander Meitl

Matthew Alexander Meitl 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: 20210384389
    Abstract: A method of making a display structure comprises providing a display substrate having a display surface, disposing components on and in contact with the display surface, uniformly blanket coating the display surface with a curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material, and curing the curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material to provide a layer of cured light-absorbing material so that the components project from the layer of cured light-absorbing material without having pattern-wise etched the layer of cured light-absorbing material after the light-absorbing material has been cured. The uniform blanket coating has a thickness greater than a thickness of the component, disposing the components comprises printing the components through the uniform blanket coating such that the components protrude from the uniform blanket coating, or the component is coated with a de-wetting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn Arne Rinne, Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210376207
    Abstract: A white-light-emitting inorganic light-emitting-diode (iLED) structure comprises first iLEDs electrically connected in series, each first iLED emitting a different color of light from any other first iLED when electrical power is provided to the first iLEDs, and a second iLED electrically connected to one of the first iLEDs, the second iLED emitting the same color of light as the one of the first iLEDs when electrical power is provided to the first iLEDs. The second iLED can be electrically connected in series or in parallel with the one of the first iLEDs. Such iLED structures can be used at least in displays, lamps, and indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210375979
    Abstract: A multi-LED structure comprises a first LED and a separate second LED disposed on a common multi-LED native substrate. The LEDs each comprise a common first layer having a cantilever portion and a base portion and a common second layer having a light-emitting emission portion disposed only over the base portion. An LED electrode electrically connects the first LED to the second LED. The cantilever portion extends in a direction different from the base portion or a length of the cantilever portion is less than a distance between the emission portions of the first and second LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Matthew Alexander Meitl
  • Publication number: 20210376213
    Abstract: A method of making a surface-mountable pixel engine package comprises providing an array of spaced-apart conductive pillars and an insulating mold compound laterally disposed between the conductive pillars on a substrate together defining a planarized surface. Pixel engines comprising connection posts are printed to the conductive pillars so that each of the connection posts is in electrical contact with one of the conductive pillars. The pixel engines are tested to determine known-good pixel engines. An optically clear mold compound is provided over the planarized surface and tested pixel engines. Optically clear mold compound is adhered to a tape and the substrate is removed. The optically clear mold compound, the insulating mold compound, the conductive pillars, the optically clear mold compound, and the tested pixel engines are singulated to provide pixel packages that comprise the pixel engines and the known-good pixel engines are transferred to a reel or tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Glenn Arne Rinne, Justin Walker Brown
  • Publication number: 20210351146
    Abstract: An electrical conductor structure comprises a substrate and an electrical conductor disposed on or in the substrate. The electrical conductor comprises a first layer and a second layer disposed on a side of the first layer opposite the substrate. The first layer comprises a first electrical conductor that forms a non-conductive layer on a surface of the first electrical conductor when exposed to air and the second layer comprising a second electrical conductor that does not form a non-conductive layer on a surface of the second electrical conductor when exposed to air. A component comprises a connection post that is electrically connected to the second layer and the electrical conductor. The first and second layers can be inorganic. The first layer can comprise a metal such as aluminum and the second layer can comprise an electrically conductive metal oxide such as indium tin oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl
  • Publication number: 20210343903
    Abstract: A transfer-print component structure comprises a component having a component first side and an opposing component second side, and a single electrode disposed on the component first side. The single electrode is the only electrode disposed on the component first side. One or more stabilizing connection posts are disposed on the first side and extend away from the component. Each of the one or more stabilizing connection posts is electrically conductive and is electrically connected in common to the single electrode. In some embodiments, the one or more stabilizing connection posts comprise at least three distal portions disposed at three spatially separated locations that are not in a common line. A printed structure comprises a destination substrate with a contact pad with at least one stabilizing connection post is in electrical contact the contact pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11164934
    Abstract: A tiled display structure comprises a screen support having a screen emitter side and an opposing screen back side. A black matrix comprises a patterned layer of black-matrix material disposed on the screen back side, the pattern defining pixel openings that are substantially devoid of black-matrix material. An array of tiles comprises tiles each having a tile substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed in or on the tile substrate. Each pixel comprises one or more light emitters. The one or more light emitters are each disposed to emit light through a pixel opening in the black matrix. A substantially transparent adhesive layer adheres the array of tiles to the black-matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Erich Radauscher, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210336114
    Abstract: A printed structure includes a destination substrate comprising two or more contact pads disposed on or in a surface of the destination substrate, a component disposed on the surface, and two or more electrically conductive connection posts. Each of the connection posts extends from a common side of the component. Each of the connection posts is in electrical and physical contact with one of the contact pads. The component is tilted with respect to the surface of the destination substrate. Each of the connection posts has a flat distal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Salvatore Bonafede, Brook Raymond, Andrew Tyler Pearson
  • Publication number: 20210300098
    Abstract: A micro-transfer structure comprises a stamp comprising a rigid support, only a single contiguous bulk layer disposed on the rigid support, and posts disposed on the bulk layer. Components are adhered to (e.g., disposed in contact with) some but not all of the posts. The posts can be substantially identical and disposed in a regular array on the bulk layer. Each component is adhered to (e.g., in contact with) two or more posts. Components can be disposed on a source wafer entirely over sacrificial portions of a sacrificial layer on or in the source wafer and attached to anchors disposed between sacrificial portions with a tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Tanya Yvette Moore, David Gomez, Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Salvatore Bonafede
  • Patent number: 11127889
    Abstract: A method of making a display structure comprises providing a display substrate having a display surface, disposing components on and in contact with the display surface, uniformly blanket coating the display surface with a curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material, and curing the curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material to provide a layer of cured light-absorbing material so that the components project from the layer of cured light-absorbing material without having pattern-wise etched the layer of cured light-absorbing material after the light-absorbing material has been cured. The uniform blanket coating has a thickness greater than a thickness of the component, disposing the components comprises printing the components through the uniform blanket coating such that the components protrude from the uniform blanket coating, or the component is coated with a de-wetting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Glenn Arne Rinne, Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210288235
    Abstract: A method of making a surface-mountable pixel engine package comprises providing an array of spaced-apart conductive pillars and an insulating mold compound laterally disposed between the conductive pillars on a substrate together defining a planarized surface. Pixel engines comprising connection posts are printed to the conductive pillars so that each of the connection posts is in electrical contact with one of the conductive pillars. The pixel engines are tested to determine known-good pixel engines. An optically clear mold compound is provided over the planarized surface and tested pixel engines. Optically clear mold compound is adhered to a tape and the substrate is removed. The optically clear mold compound, the insulating mold compound, the conductive pillars, the optically clear mold compound, and the tested pixel engines are singulated to provide pixel packages that comprise the pixel engines and the known-good pixel engines are transferred to a reel or tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Glenn Arne Rinne, Justin Walker Brown
  • Patent number: 11101417
    Abstract: A printed structure includes a destination substrate comprising two or more contact pads disposed on or in a surface of the destination substrate, a component disposed on the surface, and two or more electrically conductive connection posts. Each of the connection posts extends from a common side of the component. Each of the connection posts is in electrical and physical contact with one of the contact pads. The component is tilted with respect to the surface of the destination substrate. Each of the connection posts has a flat distal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Salvatore Bonafede, Brook Raymond, Andrew Tyler Pearson
  • Patent number: 11094870
    Abstract: A method of making a surface-mountable pixel engine package comprises providing an array of spaced-apart conductive pillars and an insulating mold compound laterally disposed between the conductive pillars on a substrate together defining a planarized surface. Pixel engines comprising connection posts are printed to the conductive pillars so that each of the connection posts is in electrical contact with one of the conductive pillars. The pixel engines are tested to determine known-good pixel engines. An optically clear mold compound is provided over the planarized surface and tested pixel engines. Optically clear mold compound is adhered to a tape and the substrate is removed. The optically clear mold compound, the insulating mold compound, the conductive pillars, the optically clear mold compound, and the tested pixel engines are singulated to provide pixel packages that comprise the pixel engines and the known-good pixel engines are transferred to a reel or tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Glenn Arne Rinne, Justin Walker Brown
  • Patent number: 11088121
    Abstract: A method of micro-transfer printing comprises providing a component source wafer and components disposed in, on, or over the component source wafer. A destination substrate and a stamp for transferring the components from the component source wafer to the destination substrate is provided. The component source wafer has an attribute or structure that varies across the component source wafer that affects the structure, operation, appearance, or performance of the components. A first array of components is transferred from the component source wafer to the destination substrate with a first orientation. A second array of components is transferred from the component source wafer to the destination substrate with a second orientation different from the first orientation. Components can be transferred by micro-transfer printing and different orientations can be a different rotation, overlap, interlacing, or offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Tyler Pearson, Erich Radauscher, Christopher Michael Verreen, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Christopher Andrew Bower, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20210242180
    Abstract: A multi-color LED display comprises pixels, each comprising a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, and a third sub-pixel. The first sub-pixel comprises a first light-emitting diode (LED) that emits a first color of light, the second sub-pixel comprises second LEDs that emit a second color of light different from the first color of light, and the third sub-pixel comprises third LEDs that emit a third color of light different from the first color of light and different from the second color of light. The second LEDs are electrically connected in parallel and the third LEDs are electrically connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Meitl, Christopher Andrew Bower, Ronald S. Cok, Brook Raymond
  • Publication number: 20210193631
    Abstract: A display comprises a transparent polymer support, an array of light emitters embedded in the support, and a redistribution layer. Each light emitter comprises electrode contacts that are substantially coplanar with a back surface of the support and emits light through a front surface of the support opposite the back surface when provided with power through the electrode contacts. The redistribution layer comprises a dielectric layer that is disposed on and in contact with the support back surface and distribution contacts that extend through the dielectric layer. Each of the distribution contacts is electrically connected to an electrode contact and is at least partially exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Glenn Arne Rinne, Justin Walker Brown, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11037912
    Abstract: A multi-color LED display comprises pixels, each comprising a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, and a third sub-pixel. The first sub-pixel comprises a first light-emitting diode (LED) that emits a first color of light, the second sub-pixel comprises second LEDs that emit a second color of light different from the first color of light, and the third sub-pixel comprises third LEDs that emit a third color of light different from the first color of light and different from the second color of light. The second LEDs are electrically connected in parallel and the third LEDs are electrically connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Meitl, Christopher Andrew Bower, Ronald S. Cok, Brook Raymond
  • Publication number: 20210151630
    Abstract: An example of a pixel module comprises a module substrate having light emitters disposed on a light-emitter surface and a controller disposed on a controller surface opposed to the light-emitter surface. At least one module electrode is electrically connected to the controller and at least one module electrode is electrically connected to each light emitter. An example of a pixel-module wafer comprises a module source wafer comprising sacrificial portions and module anchors, each sacrificial portion laterally separated from an adjacent sacrificial portion by a module anchor and a pixel module disposed entirely over each sacrificial portion. At least one module tether physically connects each of the pixel modules to at least one of the module anchors. An example of a pixel-module display comprises a display substrate, pixel modules disposed on the display substrate and display electrodes disposed on the display substrate, each display electrode electrically connected to a module electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Salvatore Bonafede, Brook Raymond, Andrew Tyler Pearson, Erik Paul Vick
  • Publication number: 20210135070
    Abstract: A method of making a display structure comprises providing a display substrate having a display surface, disposing components on and in contact with the display surface, uniformly blanket coating the display surface with a curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material, and curing the curable layer of uncured light-absorbing material to provide a layer of cured light-absorbing material so that the components project from the layer of cured light-absorbing material without having pattern-wise etched the layer of cured light-absorbing material after the light-absorbing material has been cured. The uniform blanket coating has a thickness greater than a thickness of the component, disposing the components comprises printing the components through the uniform blanket coating such that the components protrude from the uniform blanket coating, or the component is coated with a de-wetting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn Arne Rinne, Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 10944027
    Abstract: An example of a pixel module comprises a module substrate having light emitters disposed on a light-emitter surface and a controller disposed on a controller surface opposed to the light-emitter surface. At least one module electrode is electrically connected to the controller and at least one module electrode is electrically connected to each light emitter. An example of a pixel-module wafer comprises a module source wafer comprising sacrificial portions and module anchors, each sacrificial portion laterally separated from an adjacent sacrificial portion by a module anchor and a pixel module disposed entirely over each sacrificial portion. At least one module tether physically connects each of the pixel modules to at least one of the module anchors. An example of a pixel-module display comprises a display substrate, pixel modules disposed on the display substrate and display electrodes disposed on the display substrate, each display electrode electrically connected to a module electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Ronald S. Cok, Salvatore Bonafede, Brook Raymond, Andrew Tyler Pearson, Erik Paul Vick