Patents by Inventor Ralph Nuzzo

Ralph Nuzzo 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: 20220199606
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Patent number: 11309305
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Patent number: 11227964
    Abstract: Luminescent solar concentrators in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can be designed to minimize photon thermalization losses and incomplete light trapping using various components and techniques. Cadmium selenide core, cadmium sulfide shell (CdSe/CdS) quantum dot (“QD”) technology can be implemented in such devices to allow for near-unity QDs and sufficiently large Stokes shifts. Many embodiments of the invention include a luminescent solar concentrator that incorporates CdSe/CdS quantum dot luminophores. In further embodiments, anisotropic luminophore emission can be implemented through metasurface/plasmonic antenna coupling. In several embodiments, red-shifted luminophores are implemented. Additionally, top and bottom spectrally-selective filters, such as but not limited to selectively-reflective metasurface mirrors and polymeric stack filters, can be implemented to enhance the photon collection efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: David R. Needell, Noah Bronstein, Armand P. Alivisatos, Harry A. Atwater, Ralph Nuzzo, Haley Bauser, Ognjen Ilic, Junwen He, Lu Xu, Colton Bukowsky, Sunita Darbe, Zach Nett, Brent Koscher
  • Publication number: 20200161291
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Patent number: 10546841
    Abstract: Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices where one or more device components are embedded in a polymer which is patterned during the embedding process with trenches for electrical interconnects between device components. Some methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices by printing methods, such as by dry transfer contact printing methods. Also described herein are GaN light emitting diodes and methods for making and arranging GaN light emitting diodes, for example for display or lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Hoon-sik Kim, Eric Brueckner, Sang Il Park, Rak Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10504882
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190326460
    Abstract: Luminescent solar concentrators having a grid-based PV design can be implemented in many different ways. In several embodiments, the LSC is implemented using infrared luminophore technology combined with a PV design implementing a grid of PV cells. LSCs can incorporate quantum dots that absorb uniformly across the visible spectrum and photoluminesce down-shifted energy light in the infrared wavelength regime. Some embodiments include PV cells utilizing micro-grid structures that can be implemented for scalable and controllably transparent applications, such as but not limited to power windows targeted for building integrated photovoltaic applications. In a number of embodiments, the LSCs can utilize a unique PV cell form factor and spectral filter coatings to increase the thermal insulation of the window and enhance photocurrent capture by a silicon micro-grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicants: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: David R. Needell, Haley Bauser, Harry A. Atwater, Armand P. Alivisatos, Ralph Nuzzo, Ognjen Ilic, Colton Bukowsky, Brent A. Koscher, Megan Phelan
  • Patent number: 10424572
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10361180
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190067504
    Abstract: Luminescent solar concentrators in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can be designed to minimize photon thermalization losses and incomplete light trapping using various components and techniques. Cadmium selenide core, cadmium sulfide shell (CdSe/CdS) quantum dot (“QD”) technology can be implemented in such devices to allow for near-unity QDs and sufficiently large Stokes shifts. Many embodiments of the invention include a luminescent solar concentrator that incorporates CdSe/CdS quantum dot luminophores. In further embodiments, anisotropic luminophore emission can be implemented through metasurface/plasmonic antenna coupling. In several embodiments, red-shifted luminophores are implemented. Additionally, top and bottom spectrally-selective filters, such as but not limited to selectively-reflective metasurface mirrors and polymeric stack filters, can be implemented to enhance the photon collection efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California, The Board of Trustees of the University of lllinois
    Inventors: David R. Needell, Noah Bronstein, Armand P. Alivisatos, Harry A. Atwater, Ralph Nuzzo, Haley Bauser, Ognjen Ilic, Junwen He, Lu Xu
  • Publication number: 20170200707
    Abstract: Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices where one or more device components are embedded in a polymer which is patterned during the embedding process with trenches for electrical interconnects between device components. Some methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices by printing methods, such as by dry transfer contact printing methods. Also described herein are GaN light emitting diodes and methods for making and arranging GaN light emitting diodes, for example for display or lighting systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Hoon-sik KIM, Eric BRUECKNER, Sang Il PARK, Rak Hwan KIM
  • Publication number: 20170179356
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: John ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Publication number: 20170179100
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: John ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Publication number: 20170179085
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: John ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Patent number: 9647171
    Abstract: Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices where one or more device components are embedded in a polymer which is patterned during the embedding process with trenches for electrical interconnects between device components. Some methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices by printing methods, such as by dry transfer contact printing methods. Also described herein are GaN light emitting diodes and methods for making and arranging GaN light emitting diodes, for example for display or lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Hoon-sik Kim, Eric Brueckner, Sang Il Park, Rak Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9601671
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Semprius, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Publication number: 20160072027
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: John ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Matthew MEITL, Etienne MENARD, Alfred BACA, Michael MOTALA, Jong-Hyun AHN, Sang-Il PARK, Chang-Jae YU, Heung Cho KO, Mark STOYKOVICH, Jongseung YOON
  • Patent number: 9117940
    Abstract: Provided are optical devices and systems fabricated, at least in part, via printing-based assembly and integration of device components. In specific embodiments the present invention provides light emitting systems, light collecting systems, light sensing systems and photovoltaic systems comprising printable semiconductor elements, including large area, high performance macroelectronic devices. Optical systems of the present invention comprise semiconductor elements assembled, organized and/or integrated with other device components via printing techniques that exhibit performance characteristics and functionality comparable to single crystalline semiconductor based devices fabricated using conventional high temperature processing methods. Optical systems of the present invention have device geometries and configurations, such as form factors, component densities, and component positions, accessed by printing that provide a range of useful device functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Semprius, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rogers, Ralph Nuzzo, Matthew Meitl, Etienne Menard, Alfred Baca, Michael Motala, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Sang-Il Park, Chang-Jae Yu, Heung Cho Ko, Mark Stoykovich, Jongseung Yoon
  • Patent number: 9105782
    Abstract: Provided are solar cells, photovoltaics and related methods for making solar cells, wherein the solar cell is made of ultrathin solar grade or low quality silicon. In an aspect, the invention is a method of making a solar cell by providing a solar cell substrate having a receiving surface and assembling a printable semiconductor element on the receiving surface of the substrate via contact printing. The semiconductor element has a thickness that is less than or equal to 100 ?m and, for example, is made from low grade Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Angus A. Rockett, Ralph Nuzzo, Jongseung Yoon, Alfred Baca
  • Publication number: 20150132873
    Abstract: Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices where one or more device components are embedded in a polymer which is patterned during the embedding process with trenches for electrical interconnects between device components. Some methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices by printing methods, such as by dry transfer contact printing methods. Also described herein are GaN light emitting diodes and methods for making and arranging GaN light emitting diodes, for example for display or lighting systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Ralph NUZZO, Hoon-sik KIM, Eric BRUECKNER, Sang Il PARK, Rak Hwan KIM