Patents by Inventor Peter Van De Weijer

Peter Van De Weijer 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: 9831467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapsulated semiconductor device (20) provided on a flexible substrate (1), a method of providing an at least partially encapsulated semiconductor device (20) on a flexible substrate (1) and a software product for providing an at least partially encapsulated semiconductor device (20) on a flexible substrate (1). In a preferred embodiment, an encapsulation method is presented in which the organic layer (3) of an inorganic/organic/inorganic multilayer barrier (5) on a plastic foil (1) as a substrate is removed at the edges of an OLED (13). The edges are subsequently sealed with a standard TFE process to encapsulate the OLED (13). This enables cuttable OLEDs (20) that are cut out of a larger plastic substrate (1) and gives a method to reduce side leakage in OLEDs (20) that have been manufactured in a roll-to-toll process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLEDWORKS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Meyer, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Herbert Lifka, Peter Van De Weijer, Petrus Cornelis-Paulus Bouten, Volker Lambert Van Elsbergen, Manfred Stephan Ruske, Soren Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9780330
    Abstract: The invention relates to OLEDs (1) having a substrate (2), a first electrode layer (3), a layer of organic electroluminescence material (4), a second electrode layer (5), a cover layer (6), moisture-absorbing means (9) and a separating foil (10) of resilient material. According to the invention, said foil (10) is positioned between the second electrode layer (5) and the moisture-absorbing means (9). This feature results in a longer mean life-time of the OLED. Advantageously spacer structures (12) (preferably formed as dots) are applied on the separating foil (10) between the foil (10) and the cover (6). This prevents discoloring effects around the rim of the OLED material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Friedrich Boerner, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Petrus Cornelis Paulus Bouten, Peter Van De Weijer
  • Publication number: 20170279082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substrate (2) for manufacturing an organic conversion device for converting electrical energy into light energy or light energy into electrical energy, wherein the substrate comprises a) an encapsulation layer (3) on the substrate, wherein the encapsulation layer includes a first inorganic layer (7), a second inorganic layer (9) and an intermediate organic layer (8), and b) a getter reservoir (6) in contact with the organic layer of the encapsulation layer. Water molecules will therefore not only be transported along the intermediate organic layer, but will also be gathered, especially absorbed, by the getter reservoir, if the encapsulation is damaged. This can slow down a transport of water molecules along a leakage path towards an organic conversion layer of the organic conversion device and hence slow down a possible degradation of the performance of the organic conversion device, if the encapsulation layer is damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: OLEDWorks GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Peter Grabowski, Herbert Lifka, Peter Van De Weijer, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Jens Meyer, Manfred Stephan Ruske, Helga Hummel
  • Publication number: 20170271621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a current-light conversion device (1), such as an OLED or an OPVD, wherein the current-light conversion device comprises a substrate (10), a current-light conversion arrangement (11) comprising a current-light conversion material (111) provided between a first and a second electrode layer (110, 112), and a barrier layer (12) comprising a transparent organic layer (121) provided between a first and a second transparent inorganic barrier layer (120, 122). A getter material is provided in the transparent organic layer (121) in a pattern of getter dots (1210). Since the getter material is provided in a pattern of getter dots (1210), the light scattering effect resulting from dispersed getter particles can be avoided, resulting in improved transparency characteristics of the barrier layer (12) while still providing the desired getter functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Herbert LIFKA, Roy Gerardus Franciscus Antonius VERBEEK, Petrus Cornelis Paulus BOUTEN, Peter VAN DE WEIJER, Matheus Godefridus Johannus BEL, Manfred Stephan RUSKE, Rainald Manfred GIERTH, Jens MEYER, Stefan Peter GRABOWSKI, Helga HUMMEL
  • Patent number: 9539615
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for coating a flexible substrate with at least a first organic layer and a first inorganic layer. The apparatus comprises a first and a second chamber and an atmosphere decoupling slot between the first and the second chamber. A printing facility is arranged in the first chamber, for printing the flexible substrate with a mixture comprising at least one precursor for a polymer, oligomer or a polymer network and a polymerization initiator. A curing facility is arranged in the first chamber, for curing the deposited mixture, therewith forming the at least first organic layer. A vapor deposition facility is arranged in the second chamber, for depositing the at least first inorganic layer at the substrate provided with the at least first organic layer. The apparatus comprises a facility for guiding the flexible substrate along the printing facility, along the curing facility and via the atmosphere decoupling slot along the vapor deposition facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH
    Inventors: Edward Willem Albert Young, Erik Dekempeneer, Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Herbert Lifka, Peter van de Weijer, Bernhard Sailer, Emilie Galand, Richard Frantz, Dimiter Lubomirov Kotzev, Mohammed Zoubair Cherkaoui
  • Publication number: 20160365530
    Abstract: The invention relates to OLEDs (1) having a substrate (2), a first electrode layer (3), a layer of organic electroluminescence material (4), a second electrode layer (5), a cover layer (6), moisture-absorbing means (9) and a separating foil (10) of resilient material. According to the invention, said foil (10) is positioned between the second electrode layer (5) and the moisture-absorbing means (9). This feature results in a longer mean life-time of the OLED. Advantageously spacer structures (12) (preferably formed as dots) are applied on the separating foil (10) between the foil (10) and the cover (6). This prevents discoloring effects around the rim of the OLED material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert Friedrich Boerner, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Petrus Cornelis Paulus Bouten, Peter Van De Weijer
  • Publication number: 20160343988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapsulated semiconductor device (20) provided on a flexible substrate (1), a method of providing an at least partially encapsulated semiconductor device (20) on a flexible substrate (1) and a software product for providing an at least partially encapsulated semiconductor device (20) on a flexible substrate (1). In a preferred embodiment, an encapsulation method is presented in which the organic layer (3) of an inorganic/organic/inorganic multilayer barrier (5) on a plastic foil (1) as a substrate is removed at the edges of an OLED (13). The edges are subsequently sealed with a standard TFE process to encapsulate the OLED (13). This enables cuttable OLEDs (20) that are cut out of a larger plastic substrate (1) and gives a method to reduce side leakage in OLEDs (20) that have been manufactured in a roll-to-toll process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: OLEDWORKS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Meyer, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Herbert Lifka, Peter Van De Weijer, Petrus Cornelis-Paulus Bouten, Volker Lambert Van Elsbergen, Manfred Stephan Ruske, Soren Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9392649
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device (OLED) has a substrate, a first electrode layer, a layer of organic electroluminescence material, a second electrode layer, a cover layer, a moisture-absorber and a separating foil of resilient material. The separating foil is positioned between the second electrode layer and the moisture-absorber. Spacer structures such as dots are applied on the separating foil between the foil and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Friedrich Boerner, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Petrus Cornelis Paulus Bouten, Peter Van de Weijer
  • Patent number: 9379356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealed thin-film device, to a method of repairing a sealing layer applied to a thin-film device to produce the sealed thin-film device, to a system for repairing the sealing layer applied to the thin-film device to generate the sealed thin-film device and to a computer program product. The sealed thin-film device comprises a thin-film device and a sealing layer applied on the thin-film device for protecting the thin-film device from environmental influence. The sealing layer comprises at least a first and a second barrier layer and a getter layer arranged between the first and the second barrier layer. The sealed thin-film device further comprises locally applied mending material for sealing a local breach in an outer one of said barrier layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Coen Verschuren, Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Peter van de Weijer
  • Patent number: 9263700
    Abstract: An opto-electric device is presented that comprises an opto-electric element enclosed by a barrier structure for inhibiting a transmission of moisture from an environment towards the opto-electric element. The barrier structure includes a stack of layers comprising at least an inorganic layer and a moisture getter material in a layer arranged between the inorganic layer and the opto-electric element. The stack includes a lateral diffusion layer, wherein the getter material is present in a separate getter layer arranged between the opto-electric element and the lateral diffusion layer and/or the getter material is present in the lateral diffusion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Peter van de Weijer, Dimiter Lubomirov Kotzev
  • Publication number: 20140197424
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optoelectric device may include the steps of providing a layer of an optoelectric active material between a first electrode and a second electrode, providing a patterned electrically insulating layer structure at least one of said electrodes, the patterned electrically insulating layer structure having openings, providing an electrolyte in said openings, and depositing a metallic layer in said openings from the electrolyte by electroplating, wherein the electrolyte is formed by an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Herbert LIFKA, Peter VAN DE WEIJER, Antonius Maria Bernardus VAN MOL
  • Publication number: 20140049825
    Abstract: An opto-electric device is presented that comprises an opto-electric element (10) enclosed by a barrier structure (20) for inhibiting a transmission of moisture from an environment towards the opto-electric element. The barrier structure includes a stack of layers comprising at least an inorganic layer (22) and a moisture getter material in a layer arranged between the inorganic layer and the opto-electric element. The stack includes a lateral diffusion layer (26), wherein the getter material is present in a separate getter layer (24) arranged between the opto-electric element (10) and the lateral diffusion layer (26) and/or the getter material is present in the lateral diffusion layer (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Dlectronics N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Peter van de Weijer, Dimiter Lubomirov Kotzev
  • Publication number: 20140027739
    Abstract: An organic opto-electric device is disclosed comprising an opto-electric element and a protective enclosure for protecting the opto-electric element against atmospheric substances. The protective enclosure comprises a multi-layered protective layer in which a first inorganic layer, a first organic layer comprising a getter, a second organic layer free from getter material and a second inorganic layer are stacked in the order named, wherein the first and the second inorganic layer encapsulate the first and the second organic layer. The getter is distributed in the first organic layer a nanometer sized particles and the second organic layer has a thickness of at least 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter van de Weijer, Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Emilie Galand, Richard Frantz, Dimiter Lubomirov Kotzev
  • Publication number: 20130093315
    Abstract: The invention relates to OLEDs (1) having a substrate (2), a first electrode layer (3), a layer of organic electroluminescence material (4), a second electrode layer (5), a cover layer (6), moisture-absorbing means (9) and a separating foil (10) of resilient material. According to the invention, said foil (10) is positioned between the second electrode layer (5) and the moisture-absorbing means (9). This feature results in a longer mean life-time of the OLED. Advantageously spacer structures (12) (preferably formed as dots) are applied on the separating foil (10) between the foil (10) and the cover (6). This prevents discoloring effects around the rim of the OLED material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Friedrich Boerner, Rainald Manfred Gierth, Stefan Peter Grabowski, Petrus Cornelis Paulus Bouten, Peter Van De Weijer
  • Publication number: 20120276299
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for coating a flexible substrate with at least a first organic layer and a first inorganic layer. The apparatus comprises a first and a second chamber and an atmosphere decoupling slot between the first and the second chamber. A printing facility is arranged in the first chamber, for printing the flexible substrate with a mixture comprising at least one precursor for a polymer, oligomer or a polymer network and a polymerization initiator. A curing facility is arranged in the first chamber, for curing the deposited mixture, therewith forming the at least first organic layer. A vapor deposition facility is arranged in the second chamber, for depositing the at least first inorganic layer at the substrate provided with the at least first organic layer. The apparatus comprises a facility for guiding the flexible substrate along the printing facility, along the curing facility and via the atmosphere decoupling slot along the vapor deposition facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicants: Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH, Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Edward Willem Albert Young, Erik Dekempeneer, Antonius Maria Bernardus van Mol, Herbert Lifka, Peter van de Weijer, Bernhard Sailer, Emilie Galand, Richard Frantz, Dimiter Lubomirov Kotzev, Mohammed Zoubair Cherkaoui
  • Publication number: 20120217535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of encapsulating a flexible optoelectronic multi-layered structure (6) provided on a polymer substrate (2) comprising the steps of providing the flexible optoelectronic multi-layered structure with one or both a bottom encapsulation stack (B) and a top encapsulation stack (T), wherein the bottom encapsulation stack and the top encapsulation layer comprise a first inorganic layer (4a, 8a) separated from a second inorganic layer (4b, 8b) by a substantially continuous getter layer (5, 8) comprising a metal oxide, the first and the second inorganic layers having an intrinsic water vapour transmission of 10?5 g·m?2·day?1 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepase- Natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Peter Van de Weijer, Antonius Maria Bernardus Van Mol, Cristina Tanase
  • Publication number: 20120074454
    Abstract: A method is described for manufacturing an optoelectric device comprising the steps of providing (S1) a layer (10) of an optoelectric active material between a first electrode (22) and a second electrode (32), providing (S2) a patterned electrically insulating layer structure (60) at at least one of said electrodes (32), the patterned electrically insulating layer structure (60) having openings (62), providing (S3) an electrolyte (70) in said openings (62), depositing (S3) a metallic layer in said openings from the electrolyte by electroplating, characterized in that the electrolyte (70) is formed by an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurweten
    Inventors: Herbert Lifka, Peter Van De Weijer, Antonius Maria Bernardus Van Mol
  • Patent number: 8104921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a daylight deflection system including an arrangement of louvers (5) which are aligned and formed to block daylight impinging from an outer side (3) at higher angles of incidence with respect to a horizontal direction (19), to deflect daylight impinging from the outer side (3) at lower angles of incidence with respect to the horizontal direction (19) towards an indoor ceiling, and to allow visual transmission in at least the horizontal direction (19). In this deflection system OLED's (8) or optical light guides (16) coupled to LED's (17) are attached to or integrated in the louvers (5), said OLED's (8) or light guides (16) being microstructured at a surface to deflect the daylight toward the indoor sealing. With this daylight deflection system indoor lighting combining daylight and artificial light is achieved in a compact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Hente, Wolfgang Otto Budde, Herbert Lifka, Peter Gerard Steeneken, Peter Van De Weijer, Joseph Hendrik Anna Maria Jacobs, Volker Van Elsbergen
  • Publication number: 20100283384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an OLED-arrangement (1) provided with an encapsulating structure (2) for protecting an OLED-device (3). The OLED-arrangement (1) comprises an internally operative substance binding member (15) and the encapsulating structure (2) comprises a barrier (11) and a covering layer (5) formed by a polymeric material arranged outside the barrier (11). The barrier (11) is arranged outside the substance binding member (15). The present invention aims at providing a robust and reliable encapsulation of OLED-arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Lifka, Peter Van De Weijer, Margot Laura Van Grootel, Cristina Tanase
  • Publication number: 20100155709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapsulation for an electronic thin film device, comprising a first barrier layer (108), a second barrier layer (112), and a first planarization layer (110?) for reducing the formation of pinholes in a subsequent barrier layer, said first planarization layer (110?) arranged between the first barrier layer (108) and the second barrier layer (112), wherein the first planarization layer (110?) is composed of a first plurality of planarization segment (114) having areas formed between each other, and the encapsulation further comprises a second planarization layer (116) arranged between the second barrier layer (112) and a third barrier layer (120), wherein the second planarization layer (116) is composed of a second plurality of planarization segments (118) arranged to extend over the areas between the first plurality of planarization segments (114), thereby further reducing the number of pinholes providing passageways through the encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Jacobus Johannes Hack, Thomas Nicolaas Maria Bernards, Peter Van De Weijer