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: 20240065016
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with a high resolution and high efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device includes a first EL layer, an intermediate layer, and a second EL layer between first and second electrodes. The first EL layer is provided between the first electrode and the intermediate layer, and the second EL layer is provided between the second electrode and the intermediate layer. Side surfaces of the first EL layer, the intermediate layer, and the second EL layer are substantially aligned. The first EL layer includes a layer having an electron-transport property. The intermediate layer is provided in contact with the layer having an electron-transport property. The intermediate layer includes a first organic compound and an alkali metal or a compound of an alkali metal. The layer having an electron-transport property includes a second organic compound. The second organic compound has a higher glass transition temperature than the first organic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Toshiki SASAKI, Nobuharu OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20240065024
    Abstract: A novel light-emitting device that is highly convenient, useful, or reliable is provided. A light-emitting device including a second electrode over a first electrode with an EL layer sandwiched therebetween is provided. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer and an oxidation-resistant layer over the light-emitting layer. The EL layer includes a side surface. The light-emitting device includes a block layer in contact with a top surface and the side surface of the EL layer. The second electrode is in contact with the side surface of the EL layer through the block layer. The oxidation-resistant layer includes any one or a plurality of oxides of metals belonging to Group 4 to Group 8 of the periodic table and an organic compound having an electron-withdrawing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20240065074
    Abstract: A high-resolution or high-definition display device is provided. The display device includes a first light-emitting device and a second light-emitting device. The first light-emitting device includes a first pixel electrode, a first hole-injection layer, a first hole-transport layer, a first light-emitting layer, a first electron-transport layer, a second electron-transport layer, and a common electrode that are stacked in this order. The second light-emitting device includes a second pixel electrode, a second hole-injection layer, a second hole-transport layer, a second light-emitting layer, a third electron-transport layer, a second electron-transport layer, and a common electrode that are stacked in this order. The first light-emitting device and the second light-emitting device have a function of emitting light of different colors from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Kenichi OKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20240065014
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Takeyoshi WATABE, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Airi UEDA, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Yuko KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 11903232
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided. The light-emitting device includes an intermediate layer, a first light-emitting unit, and a second light-emitting unit. The intermediate layer includes a region interposed between the first light-emitting unit and the second light-emitting unit. The intermediate layer has a function of supplying an electron to one of the first light-emitting unit and the second light-emitting unit and supplying a hole to the other. The first light-emitting unit includes a first light-emitting layer, the first light-emitting layer includes a first light-emitting material, the second light-emitting unit includes a second light-emitting layer, the second light-emitting layer includes a second light-emitting material, the second light-emitting layer has a first distance from the first light-emitting layer, and the first distance is longer than or equal to 5 nm and shorter than or equal to 65 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Watabe, Airi Ueda, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20240049578
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with low power consumption is provided. The 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 between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a layer including a material with an ordinary refractive index higher than or equal to 1.50 and lower than 1.75 with respect to light with a wavelength longer than or equal to 455 nm and shorter than or equal to 465 nm. The first color conversion layer includes a first substance that absorbs light and emits light. An ordinary refractive index of the first color conversion layer with respect to light with a wavelength longer than or equal to 455 nm and shorter than or equal to 465 nm is higher than or equal to 1.40 and lower than or equal to 2.10. The first color conversion layer is on an optical path of the light emitted from the first light-emitting device to an outside of the light-emitting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Airi UEDA, Yuta KAWANO, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 11889712
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Yuta Kawano, Airi Ueda, Takeyoshi Watabe, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Keito Tosu, Harue Osaka, Satoshi Seo, Ryo Narukawa, Shiho Nomura
  • Patent number: 11889711
    Abstract: An object is to provide a light-emitting element capable of emitting light with a high luminance even at a low voltage, and having a long lifetime. The light-emitting element includes n EL layers between an anode and a cathode (n is a natural number of two or more), and also includes, between m-th EL layer from the anode and (m+1)-th EL layer (m is a natural number, 1?m?n?1), a first layer including a first donor material in contact with the m-th EL layer, a second layer including an electron-transport material and a second donor material in contact with the first layer, and a third layer including a hole-transport material and an acceptor material in contact with the second layer and the (m+1)-th EL layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Nowatari, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Takahiro Ushikubo, Tetsuo Tsutsui
  • Publication number: 20240026217
    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: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Takeda, Harue Osaka, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo, Hiromi Seo
  • Publication number: 20240023431
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device with high emission efficiency. Provided is a light-emitting device including an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer positioned therebetween; the EL layer includes a light-emitting layer, a first layer, and a second layer; the first layer is positioned between the anode and the light-emitting layer; the first layer is in contact with the second layer; the second layer contains a monoamine compound having an arylamine structure; a first group, a second group, and a third group are bonded to a nitrogen atom included in the amine in the monoamine compound; the first group is a group including a carbazole structure; the second group is a group including a dibenzofuran structure or a dibenzothiophene structure; the third group includes an aromatic hydrocarbon structure having 6 to 18 carbon atoms or a heteroaromatic hydrocarbon structure having 4 to 26 carbon atoms; and a refractive index of the first layer is lower than a refractive index of the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Airi UEDA, Kyoko TAKEDA, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Takashi HIRAHARA
  • Patent number: 11871592
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element which includes a light-emitting layer containing a phosphorescent compound, a first organic compound, and a second organic compound between a pair of electrodes. A combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex (excited complex). An emission spectrum of the exciplex overlaps with an absorption band located on the longest wavelength side of an absorption spectrum of the phosphorescent compound. A peak wavelength of the emission spectrum of the exciplex is longer than or equal to a peak wavelength of the absorption band located on the longest wavelength side of the absorption spectrum of the phosphorescent compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hideko Inoue, Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240008352
    Abstract: An electronic device or a light-emitting device with high design flexibility and favorable reliability is provided by the following steps. A light-emitting layer containing a first organic compound and a second organic compound is formed over a substrate provided with a first electrode, the substrate is held under lighting of a light source whose shortest-wavelength emission edge among emission edges in an emission spectrum is positioned at a wavelength shorter than a wavelength of the longest-wavelength absorption edge among absorption edges in an absorption spectrum of the first organic compound and at a wavelength longer than a wavelength of the longest-wavelength absorption edge among absorption edges in an absorption spectrum of the second organic compound, a sacrificial layer is formed over the light-emitting layer, at least the light-emitting layer is processed into an island shape by a photolithography method, and a second electrode is formed over the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Nobuharu OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20240008301
    Abstract: A green phosphorescent light-emitting device with a long lifetime is provided. The light-emitting device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a light-emitting layer. The light-emitting layer is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The light-emitting layer includes a first organic compound, a second organic compound, and a phosphorescent light-emitting substance. The first organic compound includes a heteroaromatic ring skeleton and an aromatic hydrocarbon group. The second organic compound includes a bicarbazole skeleton. The lowest triplet excited level of the first organic compound is derived from only the aromatic hydrocarbon group. The energy of the lowest triplet excited level of the second organic compound is higher than or equal to 2.20 eV and lower than or equal to 2.65 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Sasaki, Hiromitsu KIDO, Tsunenori SUZUKI, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Hideko YOSHIZUMI, Satoshi SEO, Satoko NUMATA, Eriko AOYAMA, Yui YOSHIYASU
  • Publication number: 20240008355
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting layer containing a light-emitting substance and a first organic compound. The light-emitting substance is an organometallic complex containing a central metal and ligands. One of the ligands includes a skeleton formed by a ring A1 and a pyridine ring bonded to each other. The ring A1 represents an aromatic ring or a heteroaromatic ring. The pyridine ring includes an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and being substituted with deuterium. The first organic compound includes an electron-transport skeleton and first and second substituents that are bonded to the electron-transport skeleton. The electron-transport skeleton includes a heteroaromatic ring having two or more nitrogen atoms. The first substituent includes one or both of an aromatic ring and a heteroaromatic ring. The second substituent includes a skeleton having a hole-transport property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Sasaki, Hiromitsu Kido, Tsunenori Suzuki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hideko Yoshizumi, Satoshi Seo, Satoko Numata, Eriko Aoyama, Yui Yoshiyasu
  • Patent number: 11864403
    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: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ishisone, Satoshi Seo, Yusuke Nonaka, Nobuharu Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20230422539
    Abstract: An object is to provide a light-emitting element with high emission efficiency. The light-emitting element contains first to third organic compounds. The first organic compound has a function of converting triplet excitation energy into light. The second organic compound has a benzofuropyrimidine skeleton or a benzothienopyrimidine skeleton. The third organic compound is a fluorescent compound. Light emitted from the light-emitting element is light emitted from the third organic compound that receives excitation energy from the first organic compound or from an exciplex formed by the first and second organic compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20230422548
    Abstract: A novel light-emitting device that is highly convenient, useful, or reliable is provided. The light-emitting device includes a first reflective film, first to fourth layers, and a first electrode. The first electrode overlaps with the first reflective film. The fourth layer is positioned between the first electrode and the first reflective film, and contains a first light-emitting material, which has an emission spectrum having a peak at a first wavelength. The third layer is positioned between the fourth layer and the first reflective film, and contains an organic compound having an ordinary refractive index of 1.45 to 1.75. The second layer is positioned between the third layer and the first reflective film, has a property of transmitting light with the first wavelength, includes a second electrode, and contains an element with an atomic number of 21 to 83 at 5 atomic % or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi WATABE, Takuya ISHIMOTO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20230397494
    Abstract: A novel organic compound suitable for a host material of a light-emitting device, particularly a host material of a phosphorescent device is provided. An organic compound in which any of a carbazolyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a diphenylamino group is bonded to the 3-position of imidazophenanthridine through an arylene group, or an organic compound in which a diphenylamino group is bonded to the 3-position of triazolophenanthridine through an arylene group is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi KADOMA, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO, Harue OSAKA
  • Patent number: 11832465
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takahiro Ishisone, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Yusuke Nonaka, Toshiki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11825718
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ishisone, Satoshi Seo, Yusuke Nonaka, Nobuharu Ohsawa