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: 20210395271
    Abstract: An object is to provide a novel composition for an EL device. Another object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a composition for an EL device capable of easily manufacturing an EL device with stable characteristics. Another object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a composition for an EL device capable of manufacturing an EL device with stable characteristics at low cost. The present inventors have studied a composition for an EL device in which different substances are mixed in advance and which does not cause change in characteristics of the EL device even when evaporation is repeated with use of the composition. As a result, a composition for an EL device in which a difference in the 5% weight loss temperature under a pressure lower than or equal to 0.1 Pa between contained substances is less than or equal to 50° C. is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Toshiki SASAKI, Hiromitsu KIDO
  • Publication number: 20210391554
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element which includes a first electrode, a second electrode over the first electrode, and first and second light-emitting layers therebetween. The first light-emitting layer contains a first host material and a first light-emitting material, and the second light-emitting layer contains a second host material and a second light-emitting material. The first light-emitting material is a fluorescent material, and the second light-emitting material is a phosphorescent material. The level of the lowest triplet excited state (T1 level) of the first light-emitting material is higher than the T1 level of the first host material. A light-emitting device, an electronic device, and a lighting device including the light-emitting element are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro ISHISONE, Satoshi SEO, Yusuke NONAKA, Nobuharu OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20210384442
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with high outcoupling efficiency is provided. In the light-emitting device including a light-emitting layer between a pair of electrodes, a low refractive index layer containing an organic compound and an inorganic compound is provided between the light-emitting layer and an anode or between the light-emitting layer and a cathode, and the low refractive index layer has a refractive index of less than or equal to 1.80 at a wavelength of light extracted from the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Watabe, Ryohei YAMAOKA, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20210376275
    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: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11177325
    Abstract: Providing a light-emitting element emitting light in a broad emission spectrum. A combination of a first organic compound and a second organic compound forms an exciplex. The first organic compound has a function of converting triplet-excitation energy into light emission. The lowest triplet excitation level of the second organic compound is higher than or equal to the lowest triplet excitation level of the first organic compound, and the lowest triplet excitation level of the first organic compound is higher than or equal to the lowest triplet excitation level of the exciplex. Light emission from a light-emitting layer includes light emission from the first organic compound and light emission from the exciplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Watabe, Satomi Mitsumori, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Harue Osaka, Kunihiko Suzuki, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 11171292
    Abstract: An anthracene derivative represented by a general formula (1) and an organic compound represented by a general formula (8) are provided. Further, by use of the anthracene derivative represented by the general formula (1), a light-emitting element with high emission efficiency can be obtained. Furthermore, by use of the anthracene derivative represented by the general formula (1), a light-emitting element that emits blue light with high color purity can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachiko Kawakami, Nobuharu Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 11172109
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting device whose amount of light can be adjusted, or the like. The amount of light emitted from the light-emitting device can be adjusted by controlling the magnitude of the constant current pulse by a control signal. Specifically, the light-emitting device includes a constant current supply configured to be supplied with a control signal and a control pulse signal and configured to supply a constant current pulse; a control device configured to supply the control signal; a driver circuit configured to supply the control pulse signal; and a light-emitting panel configured to be supplied with the constant current pulse. The control signal is a signal for controlling the magnitude of the constant current pulse. The light-emitting panel includes a light-emitting element. The current density of the light-emitting element is greater than or equal to 10 mA/cm2 and less than or equal to 1000 mA/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki Nakamura, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hisao Ikeda, Akihiro Kaita, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210343943
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with high emission efficiency and high reliability is provided. The light-emitting device includes a host material and a guest material in a light-emitting layer. The host material has a function of converting triplet excitation energy into light emission and the guest material emits fluorescence. The guest material has a molecular structure including a luminophore and protecting groups, and five or more protecting groups are included in one molecule of the guest materials. When the protecting groups are introduced into the molecule, triplet excitation energy transfer from the host material to the guest material by the Dexter mechanism is inhibited. As the protecting group, an alkyl group or a branched-chain alkyl group is used. A light-emitting device with improved emission efficiency can be obtained with the use of a material having a five-membered ring skeleton in the host material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20210336176
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with high emission efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer positioned between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer and an electron-transport layer; the light-emitting layer includes a light-emitting material; the electron-transport layer includes an organic compound having an electron-transport property and a metal complex of an alkali metal; the ordinary refractive index of the organic compound having an electron-transport property in a peak wavelength of light emitted from the light-emitting material is greater than or equal to 1.50 and less than or equal to 1.75; and the ordinary refractive index of the metal complex of an alkali metal in the peak wavelength of the light emitted from the light-emitting material is greater than or equal to 1.45 and less than or equal to 1.70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta KAWANO, Airi UEDA, Takeyoshi WATABE, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Keito TOSU, Harue OSAKA, Satoshi SEO, Ryo NARUKAWA, Shiho NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20210336151
    Abstract: A light-emitting device material with a low refractive index is provided. The light-emitting device material contains an organic compound which has a pyridine skeleton, a diazine skeleton, or a triazine skeleton and in which the proportion of carbon atoms forming a bond by sp3 hybrid orbitals is within a certain range. The light-emitting device material contains an organic compound including at least one six-membered heteroaromatic ring having 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms and a plurality of aromatic hydrocarbon rings each having 6 to 14 carbon atoms in a ring. At least two of the plurality of aromatic hydrocarbon rings are benzene rings. The organic compound has a plurality of hydrocarbon groups forming a bond by the sp3 hybrid orbitals. The ordinary refractive index of a layer containing the organic compound with respect to light with a wavelength in the range from 455 nm to 465 nm is 1.5 to 1.75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keito Tosu, Yuta Kawano, Hiroshi Kadoma, Harue Osaka, Ryo Narukawa, Airi Ueda, Takeyoshi Watabe, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 11158832
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element which includes a first electrode, a second electrode over the first electrode, and first and second light-emitting layers therebetween. The first light-emitting layer contains a first host material and a first light-emitting material, and the second light-emitting layer contains a second host material and a second light-emitting material. The first light-emitting material is a fluorescent material, and the second light-emitting material is a phosphorescent material. The level of the lowest triplet excited state (T1 level) of the first light-emitting material is higher than the T1 level of the first host material. A light-emitting device, an electronic device, and a lighting device including the light-emitting element are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ishisone, Satoshi Seo, Yusuke Nonaka, Nobuharu Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20210327968
    Abstract: A multicolor light-emitting element that utilizes fluorescence and phosphorescence and is advantageous for practical application is provided. The light-emitting element has a stacked-layer structure of a first light-emitting layer containing a host material and a fluorescent substance and a second light-emitting layer containing two kinds of organic compounds and a substance that can convert triplet excitation energy into luminescence. Note that light emitted from the first light-emitting layer has an emission peak on the shorter wavelength side than light emitted from the second light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro ISHISONE, Satoshi SEO, Yusuke NONAKA, Nobuharu OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20210317069
    Abstract: To provide a novel arylamine compound with a low refractive index. The provided arylamine compound includes at least one aromatic group. The aromatic group includes a first benzene ring, a second benzene ring, a third benzene ring, and at least three alkyl groups. The first benzene ring, the second benzene ring, and the third benzene ring are directly bonded in this order. The first benzene ring is bonded to nitrogen of amine. The first benzene ring may further include a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group. The second benzene ring or the third benzene ring may further include an alkylated phenyl group. Each of first positions and third positions of two or more of the first to third benzene rings is independently bonded to another benzene ring, a benzene ring of the alkylated phenyl group, any of the at least three alkyl groups, or the nitrogen of the amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Takeyoshi WATABE, Airi UEDA, Yasushi KITANO, Takao TOSU
  • Patent number: 11139445
    Abstract: Light-emitting elements in which an increase of driving voltage can be suppressed are provided. Light-emitting devices whose power consumption is reduced by including such light-emitting elements are also provided. In a light-emitting element having an EL layer between an anode and a cathode, a first layer in which carriers can be produced is formed between the cathode and the EL layer and in contact with the cathode, a second layer which transfers electrons produced in the first layer is formed in contact with the first layer, and a third layer which injects the electrons received from the second layer into the EL layer is formed in contact with the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Nowatari, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Tetsuo Tsutsui
  • Publication number: 20210305530
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency, or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime. The light-emitting element includes, between a pair of electrodes, a light-emitting layer including a guest material and a host material, in which an emission spectrum of the host material overlaps with an absorption spectrum of the guest material, and phosphorescence is emitted by conversion of an excitation energy of the host material into an excitation energy of the guest material. By using the overlap between the emission spectrum of the host material and the absorption spectrum of the guest material, the energy smoothly transfers from the host material to the guest material, so that the energy transfer efficiency of the light-emitting element is high. Accordingly, a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoko SHITAGAKI, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Hideko INOUE, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11133482
    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: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Takeyoshi Watabe
  • Publication number: 20210296617
    Abstract: A technique of manufacturing a display device with high productivity is provided. In addition, a high-definition display device with high color purity is provided. By adjusting the optical path length between an electrode having a reflective property and a light-emitting layer by the central wavelength of a wavelength range of light passing through a color filter layer, the high-definition display device with high color purity is provided without performing selective deposition of light-emitting layers. In a light-emitting element, a plurality of light-emitting layers emitting light of different colors are stacked. The closer the light-emitting layer is positioned to the electrode having a reflective property, the shorter the wavelength of light emitted from the light-emitting layer is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Toshiki Sasaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Takahiro Ushikubo, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210288183
    Abstract: The transistor includes a first gate electrode, a first insulating film over the first gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film over the first insulating film, a source electrode over the oxide semiconductor film, a drain electrode over the oxide semiconductor film, a second insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film, the source electrode, and the drain electrode, and a second gate electrode over the second insulating film. The first insulating film includes a first opening. A connection electrode electrically connected to the first gate electrode through the first opening is formed over the first insulating film. The second insulating film includes a second opening that reaches the connection electrode. The second gate electrode includes an oxide conductive film and a metal film over the oxide conductive film. The connection electrode and the second gate electrode are electrically connected to each other through the metal film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Oikawa, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Masami Jintyou, Yasutaka Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210280811
    Abstract: A multicolor light-emitting device having high luminous efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device contains a material serving as an energy donor, a fluorescent material, and a phosphorescent material in a light-emitting layer. The material serving as an energy donor has a function of converting triplet excitation energy into light emission. The molecular structure of the fluorescent material includes a luminophore and protecting groups, and five or more protecting groups are contained in one molecule of a guest material. Introduction of protecting groups into molecules inhibits triplet excitation energy transfer from the material serving as an energy donor to the light-emitting material by the Dexter mechanism. Each of the protecting groups is an alkyl group or a branched-chain alkyl group. In the light-emitting device, light emission is obtained from both the fluorescent material and the phosphorescent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20210277305
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between a pair of electrodes. The EL layer contains a first compound and a second compound. The first compound is a phosphorescent iridium metal complex having a LUMO level of greater than or equal to ?3.5 eV and less than or equal to ?2.5 eV, and the second compound is an organic compound having a pyrimidine skeleton. The light-emitting element includes an EL layer between a pair of electrodes. The EL layer contains a first compound and a second compound. The first compound is a phosphorescent iridium metal complex having a diazine skeleton, and the second compound is an organic compound having a pyrimidine skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Takeda, Harue Osaka, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo, Hiromi Seo