Patents by Inventor Nobuharu Ohsawa

Nobuharu Ohsawa 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: 20230079236
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes a light-emitting layer including a guest, an n-type host and a p-type host between a pair of electrodes, where the difference between the energy difference between a triplet excited state and a ground state of the n-type host (or p-type host) and the energy difference between a triplet excited state and a ground state of the guest is 0.15 eV or more. Alternatively, in such a light-emitting element, the LUMO level of the n-type host is higher than the LUMO level of the guest by 0.1 eV or more, or the HOMO level of the p-type host is lower than the HOMO level of the guest by 0.1 eV or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoko SHITAGAKI, Hideko INOUE, Hiroshi KADOMA, Harue OSAKA, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Yasuhiko TAKEMURA
  • Publication number: 20230076945
    Abstract: A light-emitting device having favorable heat resistance is provided. The light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer positioned between the first anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer and a first layer. The first layer is positioned between the light-emitting layer and the cathode. The light-emitting layer and the first layer are in contact with each other. The light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound, a second organic compound, and a light-emitting substance. The first layer contains a third organic compound. The first organic compound and the third organic compound each have an electron-transport property. The second organic compound has a hole-transport property. The light-emitting substance emits red light. The first organic compound is represented by General Formula (G100). The third organic compound is represented by General Formula (G300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Sachiko KAWAKAMI, Yui YOSHIYASU, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Tsunenori SUZUKI, Toshiki SASAKI, Naoaki HASHIMOTO, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11587982
    Abstract: One object of this invention is to provide a novel light-emitting device with low power consumption. The light-emitting device includes a first light-emitting element and a second light-emitting element. The first light-emitting element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a light-emitting layer. The second light-emitting element includes the first electrode, a third electrode, and the light-emitting layer. The second electrode comprises only a first conductive film, and the third electrode comprises a second conductive film and a third conductive film. The first electrode has a function of reflecting light. The second conductive film has functions of reflecting light and transmitting light. The first conductive film and the third conductive film each have a function of transmitting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo, Toshiki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11588125
    Abstract: A reliable light-emitting element with low driving voltage is provided. The light-emitting element includes an electron-injection layer between a cathode and a light-emitting layer. The electron-injection layer is a mixed film of a transition metal and an organic compound having an unshared electron pair. An atom of the transition metal and the organic compound form SOMO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20230037397
    Abstract: A near-infrared organic EL device with favorable efficiency is provided. A light-emitting device including a first electrode, a second electrode, and an EL layer is provided; in which the EL layer is positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode; in which the EL layer emits light having a peak of an emission spectrum in a wavelength range of greater than or equal to 750 nm and less than or equal to 1000 nm; in which one of the first electrode and the second electrode is an electrode having a transmitting property with respect to light with a peak wavelength of the emission spectrum of the EL layer; in which a first layer is provided in contact with a surface of the electrode having a transmitting property, which is opposite to a surface facing the EL layer; in which the first layer contains an organic compound; and in which the first layer has the local maximum value of an extinction coefficient k in the visible light region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Airi UEDA, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11572332
    Abstract: A novel compound represented by formula (G1) is provided. In formula (G1), A represents a substituted or unsubstituted condensed aromatic ring having 10 to 30 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted condensed heteroaromatic ring having 10 to 30 carbon atoms, and Z1 to Z3 each independently have a structure represented by formula (Z-1) or (Z-2). In formula (Z-1), X1 and X2 each independently represent any one of an alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having a bridge structure and having 7 to 10 carbon atoms, and a trialkylsilyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms. In addition, Ar1 to Ar4 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms, and at least one of Ar1 to Ar4 has the same substituent as X1 or X2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Haruyama, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20230026341
    Abstract: An EL layer includes a low refractive index layer comprising an organic compound and a light-emitting layer comprising a light-emitting substance. The organic compound has an ordinary refractive index of 1.50 to 1.75 with respect to light at 455 nm to 465 nm, or an ordinary refractive index of 1.45 to 1.70 with respect to light at 633 nm. Given that a wavelength corresponding to an intensity 1/e times a maximum peak intensity in an emission spectrum of the light-emitting substance is ?n, a shortest ?n in a range of wavelengths longer than a maximum peak wavelength ?max of the light-emitting substance is ?1, and a longest ?n in a range of wavelengths shorter than ?max is ?2, a difference between ?1 and ?2 is greater than or equal to 5 nm and less than or equal to 45 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20230029353
    Abstract: An organic semiconductor device with low driving voltage is provided. The light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a hole-transport layer and alight-emitting layer. The hole-transport layer is positioned between the anode and the light-emitting layer. The hole-transport layer is not in contact with the anode. The hole-transport layer includes a transport layer material for a light-emitting device and the GSP_slope that is a potential gradient of a surface potential of an evaporated film of the material is higher than or equal to 20 (mV/nm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Hiromi SEO, Airi UEDA, Yuta KAWANO, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Yasushi KITANO, Takao TOSU, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11563191
    Abstract: A light-emitting element having high emission efficiency which includes a fluorescent material as a light-emitting substance is provided. A light-emitting element includes a pair of electrodes and an EL layer between the pair of electrodes. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer. The light-emitting layer includes a host material and a guest material. The host material has a difference of more than 0 eV and less than or equal to 0.2 eV between a singlet excitation energy level and a triplet excitation energy level. The guest material is capable of emitting fluorescence. The triplet excitation energy level of the host material is higher than a triplet excitation energy level of the guest material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Shunsuke Hosoumi, Takahiro Ishisone
  • Patent number: 11557742
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element including a fluorescence-emitting material with high emission efficiency. The light-emitting element includes a pair of electrodes and an EL layer between the pair of electrodes. The EL layer includes a first organic compound, a second organic compound, and a guest material. The first organic compound has a function of emitting a thermally activated delayed fluorescence at room temperature. The guest material has a function of emitting fluorescence. A HOMO level of the first organic compound higher than or equal to a HOMO level of the second organic compound. A LUMO level of the first organic compound is lower than or equal to a LUMO level of the second organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Takeyoshi Watabe
  • Patent number: 11545642
    Abstract: A light-emitting device, an electronic device, and a display device each consume less power are provided. The light-emitting device includes a first light-emitting element, a second light-emitting element, and a third light-emitting element that share an EL layer. The EL layer includes a layer containing a light-emitting material that emits blue fluorescence and a layer containing a light-emitting material that emits yellow or green phosphorescence. Light emitted from the second light-emitting element enters a color filter layer or a second color conversion layer, and light emitted from the third light-emitting element enters a first color conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20220407027
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with low driving voltage and favorable reliability is provided. The light-emitting device includes an electron-injection layer between a cathode and a light-emitting layer. The electron-injection layer is a mixed film of a metal and an organic compound having a function of interacting with the metal as a tridentate or tetradentate ligand, and the metal atom and the organic compound form SOMO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO, Hiroshi KADOMA
  • Publication number: 20220396574
    Abstract: An organic compound that enables provision of a light-emitting device with high emission efficiency and high reliability is provided. An organic compound represented by General Formula (G1-1) below is provided. Note that in General Formula (G1-1) below, R1 to R10 each independently represent any one of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 3 to 10, inclusive, carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10, inclusive, carbon atoms, and Ar1 and Ar2 each independently represent an aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 13, inclusive, carbon atoms with a substituent. The Ar1 and the Ar2 each include, as the substituent, one or more of a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 12, inclusive, carbon atoms and a cycloalkyl group having a bridge structure and having 7 to 10, inclusive, carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Anna TADA, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11508926
    Abstract: A light-emitting element including a fluorescent material as a light-emitting material and having high emission efficiency is provided. The light-emitting element includes a pair of electrodes and an EL layer provided between the pair of electrodes. The EL layer includes a host material and a guest material. The host material is capable of exhibiting thermally activated delayed fluorescence at room temperature. The guest material is capable of exhibiting fluorescence. The second triplet excitation energy level of the guest material is higher than or equal to the lowest singlet excitation energy level of the guest material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 11508912
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes a light-emitting layer including a guest, an n-type host and a p-type host between a pair of electrodes, where the difference between the energy difference between a triplet excited state and a ground state of the n-type host (or p-type host) and the energy difference between a triplet excited state and a ground state of the guest is 0.15 eV or more. Alternatively, in such a light-emitting element, the LUMO level of the n-type host is higher than the LUMO level of the guest by 0.1 eV or more, or the HOMO level of the p-type host is lower than the HOMO level of the guest by 0.1 eV or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoko Shitagaki, Hideko Inoue, Hiroshi Kadoma, Harue Osaka, Kunihiko Suzuki, Yasuhiko Takemura
  • Publication number: 20220367831
    Abstract: A novel light-emitting device with high emission efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, an EL layer, and an insulating layer. The EL layer is positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode. The EL layer includes at least a light-emitting layer, an electron-transport layer, and an electron-injection layer. The electron-transport layer is positioned over the light-emitting layer. The insulating layer is in contact with an end portion of the light-emitting layer and an end portion of the electron-transport layer. The electron-injection layer is positioned over the electron-transport layer. The electron-injection layer includes an alkali metal compound and a reducing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu Ohsawa, Toshiki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220348534
    Abstract: An organic compound having a hole-transport property and a low refractive index is provided. An organic compound represented by General Formula (G1) is provided. In the formula, Ar12 represents an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms in a ring and includes at least one branched-chain or cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms. The total number of carbon atoms of the branched-chain or cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms in Ar12 is 6 to 36. Ar11 and Ar21 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms in a ring. Ar22 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms in a ring. In addition, n and m each independently represent an integer of 0 or 1. Ar1 represents a phenyl group including at least one alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms. Ar2 represents a phenyl group including at least one alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tomohiro KUBOTA, Takao TOSU, Takeyoshi WATABE, Airi UEDA, Yuta KAWANO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11482687
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus with low power consumption is provided. A light-emitting apparatus including a first light-emitting device and a first color conversion layer. The first light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer positioned between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a layer including a material with a refractive index lower than or equal to 1.75 at 467 nm. The first color conversion layer includes a first substance capable of emission by absorbing light. Light emitted from the first light-emitting device enters the first color conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Takeyoshi Watabe, Tomohiro Kubota, Airi Ueda, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Yuko Kubota
  • Patent number: 11482674
    Abstract: A light-emitting element containing a light-emitting material with high light emission efficiency is provided. The light-emitting element includes a high molecular material and a guest material. The high molecular material includes at least a first high molecular chain and a second high molecular chain. The guest material has a function of exhibiting fluorescence or converting triplet excitation energy into light emission. The first high molecular chain and the second high molecular chain each include a first skeleton, a second skeleton, and a third skeleton, and the first skeleton and the second skeleton are bonded to each other through the third skeleton. The first high molecular chain and the second high molecular chain have a function of forming an excited complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20220328783
    Abstract: Emission efficiency of a light-emitting element is improved. The light-emitting element has a pair of electrodes and an EL layer between the pair of electrodes. The EL layer includes a first light-emitting layer and a second light-emitting layer. The first light-emitting layer includes a fluorescent material and a host material. The second light-emitting layer includes a phosphorescent material, a first organic compound, and a second organic compound. An emission spectrum of the second light-emitting layer has a peak in a yellow wavelength region. The first organic compound and the second organic compound form an exciplex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi SEO, Takahiro ISHISONE, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Yusuke NONAKA, Toshiki SASAKI