Patents by Inventor Nicholas J. Thompson

Nicholas J. 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).

  • 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: 20210313545
    Abstract: An OLED is disclosed that includes an enhancement layer having optically active metamaterials, or hyperbolic metamaterials, which transfer radiative energy from the organic emissive material to a non-radiative mode, wherein the enhancement layer is disposed over the organic emissive layer opposite from the first electrode, and is positioned no more than a threshold distance away from the organic emissive layer, wherein the organic emissive material has a total non-radiative decay rate constant and a total radiative decay rate constant due to the presence of the enhancement layer, and the threshold distance is where the total non-radiative decay rate constant is equal to the total radiative decay rate constant; and an outcoupling layer disposed over the enhancement layer, wherein the outcoupling layer scatters radiative energy from the enhancement layer to free space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Thompson, Marc A. Baldo, Michael S. Weaver, Vinod M. Menon
  • Patent number: 11139442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide an emissive layer, a first electrode layer, a plurality of nanoparticles and a material disposed between the first electrode layer and the plurality of nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the device may include a second electrode layer and a substrate, where the second electrode layer is disposed on the substrate, and the emissive layer is disposed on the second electrode layer. In some embodiments, a second electrode layer may be disposed on the substrate, the emissive layer may be disposed on the second electrode layer, the first electrode layer may be disposed on the emissive layer, a first dielectric layer of the material may be disposed on the first electrode layer, the plurality of nanoparticles may be disposed on the first dielectric layer, and a second dielectric layer may be disposed on the plurality of nanoparticles and the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Fusella, Nicholas J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11139444
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide a device having a substrate, at least one organic light-emitting layer disposed over the substrate, and at least one down-conversion layer. The at least one down-conversion layer may generate the NIR emission by absorbing at least a portion of the light emitted by the at least one organic light emitting layer, and re-emitting light at a longer NIR wavelength or range of wavelengths having a peak NIR emission that may be greater than 700 nm, greater than 750 nm, or greater than 800 nm. An out-of-plane optical density of the at least one down-conversion layer may be less than 0.1 for all wavelengths of light in a range from 400 nm to 600 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Margulies, Nicholas J. Thompson, Michael Stuart Weaver
  • Publication number: 20210305520
    Abstract: Disclosed is an OLED configuration that although comprises an exciplex that has an emission spectrum that is redder than the emission spectrum of the emitter, the emission from the exciplex is suppressed so that the overall OLED emission spectrum is still dominated by the emission of the emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Chun Lin, Hsiao-Fan Chen
  • Publication number: 20210292343
    Abstract: Provided are multi-NBN host compounds. The compound has the structure of Formula I: Also provided are formulations comprising these multi-NBN host compounds. Further provided are OLEDs and related consumer products that utilize these multi-NBN host compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fan CHEN, Tyler FLEETHAM, Nicholas J. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11127917
    Abstract: A method for engineering a line shape of emission spectrum of an organic emissive material in an electroluminescent device is disclosed in which a layer of plasmonic metallic nanostructures having a localized surface plasmonic resonance (LSPR) is provided in proximity to the emissive layer and the layer of plasmonic metallic nanostructures is greater than 2 nm but less than 100 nm from the emissive layer and the LSPR of the plasmonic metallic nanostructures matches the emission wavelength of the organic emissive material. An electroluminescent device incorporating the plasmonic metallic nanostructures is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION, THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Thompson, Cherie R. Kagan, Christopher B. Murray
  • Publication number: 20210280812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide a device having a substrate, at least one organic light-emitting layer disposed over the substrate, and at least one down-conversion layer. The at least one down-conversion layer may generate the NIR emission by absorbing at least a portion of the light emitted by the at least one organic light emitting layer, and re-emitting light at a longer NIR wavelength or range of wavelengths having a peak NIR emission that may be greater than 700 nm, greater than 750 nm, or greater than 800 nm. An out-of-plane optical density of the at least one down-conversion layer may be less than 0.1 for all wavelengths of light in a range from 400 nm to 600 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Eric A. MARGULIES, Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Michael Stuart WEAVER, Michael HACK
  • Publication number: 20210273027
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide a full-color pixel arrangement for a device, the full-color pixel arrangement including a plurality of sub-pixels, each having an emissive region of a first color, where the full-color pixel arrangement comprises emissive regions having exactly one emissive color that is a red-shifted color of a deep blue sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels. Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter may also provide a full-color pixel arrangement for a device, the full-color pixel arrangement including a plurality of sub-pixels, each having an emissive region of a first color, where the full-color pixel arrangement comprises emissive regions having exactly one emissive color, and where the plurality of sub-pixels comprise a light blue sub-pixel, a deep blue sub-pixel, a red sub-pixel, and a green sub-pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michael HACK, Michael Stuart WEAVER, Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Julia J. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20210265584
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide an emissive layer, a first electrode layer, a plurality of nanoparticles and a material disposed between the first electrode layer and the plurality of nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the device may include a second electrode layer and a substrate, where the second electrode layer is disposed on the substrate, and the emissive layer is disposed on the second electrode layer. In some embodiments, a second electrode layer may be disposed on the substrate, the emissive layer may be disposed on the second electrode layer, the first electrode layer may be disposed on the emissive layer, a first dielectric layer of the material may be disposed on the first electrode layer, the plurality of nanoparticles may be disposed on the first dielectric layer, and a second dielectric layer may be disposed on the plurality of nanoparticles and the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Fusella, Nicholas J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210249633
    Abstract: Provided are compounds, formulations comprising compounds, and devices that utilize compounds, where the devices include a substrate, a first electrode, an organic emissive layer comprising an organic emissive material disposed over the first electrode. The device includes an enhancement layer, comprising a plasmonic material exhibiting surface plasmon resonance that non-radiatively couples to the organic emissive material and transfers excited state energy from the organic emissive material to the non-radiative mode of surface plasmon polaritons. The enhancement layer is provided no more than a threshold distance away from the organic emissive layer, where the organic emissive material has a total non-radiative decay rate constant and a total radiative decay rate constant due to the presence of the enhancement layer. At least one of the organic emissive material and the organic emissive layer has a vertical dipole ratio (VDR) value of equal or greater than 0.33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Fusella, Nicholas J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210249608
    Abstract: Host materials with pentafluorophenyl substitution are described. These compounds are designed for, and used for hosting aza substituted dopants that may be susceptible to intramolecular deprotonation. In addition, the fluorinated substitution aids with electron transport within the emissive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fan Chen, Jason Brooks, Nicholas J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11075363
    Abstract: An OLED is disclosed that includes an enhancement layer having optically active metamaterials, or hyperbolic metamaterials, which transfer radiative energy from the organic emissive material to a non-radiative mode, wherein the enhancement layer is disposed over the organic emissive layer opposite from the first electrode, and is positioned no more than a threshold distance away from the organic emissive layer, wherein the organic emissive material has a total non-radiative decay rate constant and a total radiative decay rate constant due to the presence of the enhancement layer, and the threshold distance is where the total non-radiative decay rate constant is equal to the total radiative decay rate constant; and an outcoupling layer disposed over the enhancement layer, wherein the outcoupling layer scatters radiative energy from the enhancement layer to free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Thompson, Marc A. Baldo, Michael S. Weaver, Vinod M. Menon
  • Publication number: 20210210700
    Abstract: Provided are organometallic compounds. Also provided are formulations comprising these organometallic compounds. Further provided are OLEDs and related consumer products that utilize both a disclosed compound and a Pt complex compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler FLEETHAM, Nicholas J. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11056540
    Abstract: Device structures are provided that include one or more plasmonic OLEDs and zero or more non-plasmonic OLEDs. Each plasmonic OLED includes an enhancement layer that includes a plasmonic material which exhibits surface plasmon resonance that non-radiatively couples to an organic emissive material and transfers excited state energy from the emissive material to a non-radiative mode of surface plasmon polaritons in the plasmonic OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Thompson, Michael S. Weaver, Michael Fusella
  • Patent number: 11049907
    Abstract: Full-color pixel arrangements for use in devices such as OLED displays are provided, in which multiple sub-pixels are configured to emit different colors of light, with each sub-pixel having a different optical path length than some or all of the other sub-pixels within the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Michael Stuart Weaver, Nicholas J. Thompson, Vadim Adamovich
  • Publication number: 20210193747
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide a full-color pixel arrangement for a device, the full-color pixel arrangement including a plurality of sub-pixels, each having an emissive region of a first color, where the full-color pixel arrangement comprises emissive regions having exactly one emissive color that is a red-shifted color of a deep blue sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels. Embodiments of the disclosed subject matter may also provide a full-color pixel arrangement for a device, the full-color pixel arrangement including a plurality of sub-pixels, each having an emissive region of a first color, where the full-color pixel arrangement comprises emissive regions having exactly one emissive color, and where the plurality of sub-pixels comprise a light blue sub-pixel, a deep blue sub-pixel, a red sub-pixel, and a green sub-pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Michael HACK, Michael Stuart WEAVER, Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Julia J. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20210175443
    Abstract: Provided are organometallic compounds. Also provided are formulations comprising these organometallic compounds. Further provided are OLEDs and related consumer products that utilize these organometallic compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Hsiao-Fan CHEN, Sean Michael RYNO, Ivan MILAS
  • Publication number: 20210167139
    Abstract: Full-color pixel arrangements for use in devices such as OLED displays are provided, in which multiple sub-pixels are configured to emit different colors of light, with each sub-pixel having a different optical path length than some or all of the other sub-pixels within the pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Michael Stuart Weaver, Nicholas J. Thompson, Vadim Adamovich
  • Patent number: 11024808
    Abstract: Host materials with pentafluorophenyl substitution are described. These compounds are designed for, and used for hosting aza substituted dopants that may be susceptible to intramolecular deprotonation. In addition, the fluorinated substitution aids with electron transport within the emissive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fan Chen, Jason Brooks, Nicholas J. Thompson