Patents by Inventor Thomas Wehlus

Thomas Wehlus 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: 10930890
    Abstract: An organic optoelectronic component includes an organic functional layer stack between a first electrode and a second electrode including a light-emitting layer formed to emit radiation during operation of the component; a coupling-out layer arranged above the first electrode and/or the second electrode which is in a beam path of the radiation of the light-emitting layer; and a protective layer above the coupling-out layer, wherein the coupling-out layer includes a structured layer and a planarization layer arranged thereabove and the structured layer has a structured surface structured at least in places, the planarization layer planarizes the structured surface of the structured layer, the protective layer cannot be removed without at least partially destroying the coupling-out layer, and adhesion of the structured layer to the planarization layer is smaller than adhesion of the protective layer to the planarization layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PICTIVA DISPLAYS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleissner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Publication number: 20200381666
    Abstract: An organic optoelectronic component includes an organic functional layer stack between a first electrode and a second electrode including a light-emitting layer formed to emit radiation during operation of the component; a coupling-out layer arranged above the first electrode and/or the second electrode which is in a beam path of the radiation of the light-emitting layer; and a protective layer above the coupling-out layer, wherein the coupling-out layer includes a structured layer and a planarization layer arranged thereabove and the structured layer has a structured surface structured at least in places, the planarization layer planarizes the structured surface of the structured layer, the protective layer cannot be removed without at least partially destroying the coupling-out layer, and adhesion of the structured layer to the planarization layer is smaller than adhesion of the protective layer to the planarization layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleissner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Patent number: 10804497
    Abstract: An organic optoelectronic component includes an organic functional layer stack between a first electrode and a second electrode including a light-emitting layer formed to emit a radiation during operation of the component, and a coupling-out layer arranged above the first electrode and/or the second electrode which is in a beam path of the radiation of the light-emitting layer, wherein the coupling-out layer includes a structured layer and a planarization layer arranged thereabove and the structured layer has a structured surface structured at least in places, the planarization layer planarizes the structured surface of the structured layer, and a difference in the refractive indices of the structured layer and the planarization layer is smaller than 0.3 at least in places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleissner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Publication number: 20200212343
    Abstract: A component module includes a component holder having a curved upper side, and a radiation-emitting component arranged in a curved shape on the upper side, wherein the component holder includes a heat-distributing region on the upper side, a neutral fiber running inside the component, an adhesive is planar and arranged between the radiation-emitting component and the upper side, and the adhesive fixes the radiation-emitting component on the upper side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Erwin Lang, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Sebastian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10637005
    Abstract: A method of producing a component module includes providing a component holder having a curved upper side and a radiation-emitting bendable component, and bending and fastening the component to the upper side so that the component has a curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Lang, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Sebastian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10529785
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic component, the optoelectronic component comprises a light-emitting layer stack, and an electrothermal protection element, which is connected to the layer stack in the component and has a temperature-dependent resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Carola Diez, Arne Fleissner, Ulrich Niedermeier, Dominik Pentlehner, Andreas Rausch, Nina Riegel, Johannes Rosenberger, Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 10490767
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode includes a carrier; at least two electrodes; an organic layer sequence having at least one active zone that generates light; and light-opaque visual protection layers that have no influence on an emission characteristic of the organic layer sequence and the organic light-emitting diode, one of which is located directly on the carrier, the organic layer sequence is located between the two electrodes and one of the electrodes is attached directly to the carrier, the visual protection layer, viewed in a plan view, completely surrounds the organic layer sequence, at least one of the electrodes is provided with a structuring in a region adjacent to the organic layer sequence in a plan view, in a plan view, the structuring is located completely beside the organic layer sequence, and the structuring is hidden by the visual protection layer for a viewer from outside the organic light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Nina Riegel, Daniel Riedel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Patent number: 10461276
    Abstract: A method of preventing an analysis of the material composition of an organic optoelectronic component includes: A) providing an organic optoelectronic component having a functional component part and a camouflage layer, and B) determining an overall analysis spectrum of the organic optoelectronic component by IR or X-ray radiation, wherein the overall analysis spectrum is composed of a first analysis spectrum of the functional component part and a second analysis spectrum of the camouflage layer, and determination of the first and/or second analysis spectrum from the overall analysis spectrum is made more difficult or prevented so that, due to the camouflage layer, determination of the material composition of the functional component part is made difficult or prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Wehlus, Daniel Riedel, Arne Fleißner, Armin Heinrichsdobler, Nina Riegel
  • Patent number: 10454069
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device and a method for producing an organic light emitting device are disclosed. In an embodiment the device includes a substrate and at least one layer sequence arranged on the substrate and suitable for generating electromagnetic radiation. The at least one layer sequence includes at least one first electrode surface arranged on the substrate, at least one second electrode surface arranged on the first electrode surface and an organic functional layer stack having organic functional layers between the first electrode surface and the second electrode surface. The organic functional layer stack includes at least one organic light-emitting layer, wherein the at least one organic light-emitting layer is configured to emit light, wherein the organic functional layer stack includes at least one inhomogeneity layer, and wherein a thickness of the at least one inhomogeneity layer varies in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Thomas Wehlus, Carola Diez, Nina Riegel, Ulrich Niedermeier, Arne Fleißner, Erwin Lang
  • Patent number: 10334691
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting component device comprising a first and second organic light-emitting component, a temperature detecting device configured for detecting at least one temperature, and a control unit coupled to the temperature detecting device and configured to operate the first and second component. The control unit is such that a first or second operating parameter of the first or second component, respectively, is changed, wherein the temperature detecting device comprises a first and second temperature detecting device. The first and second temperature detecting devices are designed for detecting a first and second temperature of the first and second component, respectively. The control unit is configured to change the first or second operating parameter depending on the difference between the first and second temperature, wherein the first or second operating parameter is changed such that the same temperature is established at the first and second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Arne Fleissner, Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 10333094
    Abstract: Optoelectronic device comprising an organic active layer provided for generating electromagnetic radiation, and first and second electrodes contacting the active layer. The second electrode has a second electrode layer. The first electrode comprises a first electrode layer and a first connection layer spaced at least in places from the first electrode layer, with the active layer being arranged at least in places therebetween, and through vias extend through the active layer and form an electrical contact between the first electrode layer and the first connection layer. The through vias form a contiguous through via structure that subdivides the second electrode layer into a plurality of sub-regions which are spaced from one another and wherein the contiguous through via structure subdivides the active layer into a plurality of regions which are separate from one another. In operation, the through vias are electrically conductively connected to one another directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wehlus
  • Publication number: 20190173044
    Abstract: A method of producing a component module includes providing a component holder having a curved upper side and a radiation-emitting bendable component, and bending and fastening the component to the upper side so that the component has a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Erwin Lang, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Sebastian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10312460
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device includes a flexible organic light-emitting diode having a main extension plane, a first retaining element having a first major surface formed in accordance with a bent surface, and a second retaining element, wherein the OLED is arranged between the first retaining element and the second retaining element, and the OLED is mechanically fixed by the first retaining element and/or the second retaining element such that the main extension plane of the OLED is formed in accordance with the bent surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Armin Heinrichsdobler, Sebastian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10312290
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an optoelectronic component, including an optoelectronic structure formed for providing an electromagnetic radiation, a measuring structure formed for measuring the electromagnetic radiation, and a waveguide formed for guiding the electromagnetic radiation. The optoelectronic structure and the measuring structure are optically coupled to the waveguide. The waveguide includes scattering centers distributed in a matrix, wherein the scattering centers are distributed in the matrix in such a way that part of the electromagnetic radiation is guided from the optoelectronic structure to the measuring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 10263219
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting component is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention relate to a radiation-emitting component with an organic layer stack which is arranged on a substrate. An outcoupling structure is arranged on a substrate face facing the organic layer stack, an additional optical layer is arranged between the substrate and the outcoupling structure, and the additional optical structure has a refractive index which is lower than the refractive index of the substrate, or the additional optical layer forms a mirror which has a selective angle and which only allows light that can be coupled out of the substrate at a substrate boundary surface facing away from the organic layer sequence to pass, the light being generated in the organic layer stack during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Christopher Wiesmann, Thomas Wehlus
  • Publication number: 20190109299
    Abstract: An organic optoelectronic component includes an organic functional layer stack between a first electrode and a second electrode including a light-emitting layer formed to emit a radiation during operation of the component, and a coupling-out layer arranged above the first electrode and/or the second electrode which is in a beam path of the radiation of the light-emitting layer, wherein the coupling-out layer includes a structured layer and a planarization layer arranged thereabove and the structured layer has a structured surface structured at least in places, the planarization layer planarizes the structured surface of the structured layer, and a difference in the refractive indices of the structured layer and the planarization layer is smaller than 0.3 at least in places.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleissner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Patent number: 10217940
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device is disclosed. In an embodiment the optoelectronic device includes a light-transmissive first electrode, an electrically conductive track including a metal, and a functional organic region having at least one active region, wherein the electrically conductive track is arranged between the first electrode and the functional organic region and wherein the electrically conductive track is in direct contact with the first electrode and the functional organic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Wehlus, Daniel Riedel, Nina Riegel, Silke Scharner, Johannes Rosenberger, Arne Fleissner
  • Patent number: 10217941
    Abstract: A method for producing an organic light-emitting diode and an organic light-emitting diode are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes providing a substrate with a continuous application surface, generating multiple adhesion regions on the application surface, the adhesion regions being completely surrounded by the application surface, applying metal nanowires over the entire surface of the application surface, removing the metal nanowires outside of the adhesion regions by a washing process using a solvent such that the remaining metal nanowires completely or partly form a light-permeable electrode of the organic light-emitting diode, and applying an organic layer sequence onto the light-permeable electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Silke Scharner, Thomas Wehlus, Nina Riegel, Arne Fleißner, Johannes Rosenberger, Daniel Riedel
  • Publication number: 20190036062
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode includes a carrier; at least two electrodes; an organic layer sequence having at least one active zone that generates light; and light-opaque visual protection layers that have no influence on an emission characteristic of the organic layer sequence and the organic light-emitting diode, one of which is located directly on the carrier, the organic layer sequence is located between the two electrodes and one of the electrodes is attached directly to the carrier, the visual protection layer, viewed in a plan view, completely surrounds the organic layer sequence, at least one of the electrodes is provided with a structuring in a region adjacent to the organic layer sequence in a plan view, in a plan view, the structuring is located completely beside the organic layer sequence, and the structuring is hidden by the visual protection layer for a viewer from outside the organic light-emitting diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Nina Riegel, Daniel Riedel, Thomas Wehlus, Arne Fleißner, Armin Heinrichsdobler
  • Patent number: 10180566
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a carrier, in which a laterally extended cavity is formed, a light source arranged alongside the cavity and serving for generating light that propagates from the light source through the cavity, a fluid reservoir for receiving a fluid, and a microfluid pump, which is designed for shifting the fluid received in the fluid reservoir between the fluid reservoir and the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Nina Riegel, Thomas Wehlus, Dominik Pentlehner