With Particular Semiconductor Material Patents (Class 257/103)
  • Patent number: 11152535
    Abstract: This document describes a device that is monolithic and capable of emitting quantum light without using previous configurations known in the art that require certain elements which yield certain disadvantages, which may be solved by implementing the device of the invention described herein. In this way the use of a transmitter which controls the state of charge or the wavelength of quantum light emitters independently of current in the device is implemented and does function properly when quantum light emitters are embedded in photonic structures, like microcavities or photonic crystals (PC); this is achieved by stacking semiconductor layers with different composition and doping types. A quantum light emitter circuit, which is a quantum optical circuit comprising at least two of said devices, is also an as aspect of the invention disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)
    Inventors: Benito Alén Millán, David Fuster Signes, Yolanda González Díaz, Luisa González Sotos
  • Patent number: 11145790
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device according to an embodiment includes a stacked body. The stacked body includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a light emitting layer is provided on the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type provided on the light emitting layer. The stacked body includes a first protrusion on an upper surface of the stacked body. The first protrusion protrudes in a first direction from the first semiconductor layer to the light emitting layer. Length of the first protrusion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction decreases toward the first direction. The first protrusion includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first side surface inclined with respect to the first direction. The second portion is provided below the first portion and having a second side surface inclined with respect to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ALPAD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Oike, Hiroshi Katsuno, Koji Kaga, Masakazu Sawano, Yuxiong Ren, Kazuyuki Miyabe
  • Patent number: 11145784
    Abstract: A light-emitting thyristor includes a layered structure having a semiconductor DBR layer, a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductive type, a third semiconductor layer, and a fourth semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type in this order on a semiconductor substrate, the third semiconductor layer has at least one fifth semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and a multi-quantum well structure, the fifth semiconductor layer is present between the second semiconductor layer and the multi-quantum well structure, the multi-quantum well structure is formed of barrier layers and quantum well layers, and the number of the quantum well layers is greater than or equal to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Uchida, Takako Suga
  • Patent number: 11145841
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence display device includes: a lower electrode that is made of a conductive inorganic material and formed in each of pixels arranged in a matrix in a display area; a light-emitting organic layer that is in contact with the lower electrode and made of a plurality of different organic material layers including a light-emitting layer emitting light; an upper electrode that is in contact with the light-emitting organic layer, formed so as to cover the whole of the display area, and made of a conductive inorganic material; and a conductive organic layer that is in contact with the upper electrode, formed so as to cover the whole of the display area, and made of a conductive organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Sato, Hironori Toyoda
  • Patent number: 11121299
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a photonic structure over a substrate, the photonic structure including photonic semiconductor layer, forming conductive pads over the photonic structure, forming a hard mask over the conductive pads, wherein the hard mask is patterned to cover each conductive pad with a hard mask region, etching the photonic structure using the hard mask as an etching mask to form multiple mesa structures protruding from the substrate, each mesa structure including a portion of the photonic structure, a contact pad, and a hard mask region, depositing a first photoresist over the multiple mesa structures, depositing a second photoresist over the first photoresist, patterning the second photoresist to expose the hard mask regions of the multiple mesa structures, and etching the hard mask regions to expose portions of the contact pads of the multiple mesa structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tian Hu, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Hung-Jui Kuo, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11101299
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a semiconductor display device having an interlayer insulating film which can obtain planarity of a surface while controlling film formation time, can control treatment time of heating treatment with an object of removing moisture, and can prevent moisture in the interlayer insulating film from being discharged to a film or an electrode adjacent to the interlayer insulating film. An inorganic insulating film containing nitrogen, which is less likely to transmit moisture compared with an organic resin, is formed so as to cover a TFT. Next, an organic resin film containing photosensitive acrylic resin is applied to the organic insulting film, and the organic resin film is partially exposed to light to be opened. Thereafter, an inorganic insulting film containing nitrogen, which is less likely to transmit moisture compared with an organic resin, is fanned so as to cover the opened organic resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Satoshi Murakami, Masahiko Hayakawa, Kiyoshi Kato, Mitsuaki Osame
  • Patent number: 11081028
    Abstract: A light-emitting device assembly includes a light-emitting device including a light-emitting layer, a first electrode, and a second electrode, and a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion provided on a base, in which the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are separated from each other by a separation portion, the base is exposed from the separation portion, a wide portion is on a first connecting portion side of the separation portion, the first electrode includes a first portion and a second portion, the second portion of the first electrode is connected to the first connecting portion, the first portion of the first electrode extends from the second portion of the first electrode, and an orthographic projection image of the first portion of the first electrode with respect to the base and the wide portion of the separation portion overlap with each other at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ohmae, Yusuke Kataoka, Tatsuo Ohashi, Sayaka Aoki, Hiroki Naito, Ippei Nishinaka, Tsuyoshi Sahoda, Toshio Fujino, Hideyuki Nishioka, Goshi Biwa
  • Patent number: 11075320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nitride semiconductor light-emitting element includes: growing an n-side superlattice layer that includes InGaN layers and GaN layers; and, after the step of growing the n-side superlattice layer, growing a light-emitting layer. The step of growing the n-side superlattice layer comprises repeating a cycle n times (n is a number of repetition), the cycle including growing one InGaN layer and growing one GaN layer. In the step of growing the n-side superlattice layer, the step of growing one GaN layer in each cycle from a first cycle to an mth cycle is performed using carrier gas that contains N2 gas and does not contain H2 gas. The step of growing one GaN layer in each cycle from a (m+1)th cycle to an nth cycle is performed using gas containing H2 gas as the carrier gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11069836
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for growing light emitting devices under ultra-violet (UV) illumination. A method includes growing a III-nitride n-type layer over a III-nitride p-type layer under UV illumination. Another method includes growing a light emitting device structure on a growth substrate and growing a tunnel junction on the light emitting device structure, where certain layers are grown under UV illumination. Another method includes forming a III-nitride tunnel junction n-type layer over the III-nitride p-type layer to form a tunnel junction light emitting diode. A surface of the III-nitride tunnel junction n-type layer is done under illumination during an initial period and a remainder of the formation is completed absent illumination. The UV light has photon energy higher than the III-nitride p-type layer's band gap energy. The UV illumination inhibits formation of Mg—H complexes within the III-nitride p-type layer resulting from hydrogen present in a deposition chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ishikawa, Isaac Wildeson, Erik Charles Nelson, Parijat Deb
  • Patent number: 11069834
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device a substrate, a first doped contact layer arranged on the substrate, a multiple quantum well layer arranged on the first doped contact layer, a boron nitride alloy electron blocking layer arranged on the multiple quantum well layer, and a second doped contact layer arranged on the boron nitride alloy electron blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xiaohang Li, Wenzhe Guo, Haiding Sun
  • Patent number: 11063178
    Abstract: A semiconductor heterostructure for an optoelectronic device with improved light emission is disclosed. The heterostructure can include a first semiconductor layer having a first index of refraction n1. A second semiconductor layer can be located over the first semiconductor layer. The second semiconductor layer can include a laminate of semiconductor sublayers having an effective index of refraction n2. A third semiconductor layer having a third index of refraction n3 can be located over the second semiconductor layer. The first index of refraction n1 is greater than the second index of refraction n2, which is greater than the third index of refraction n3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 11054673
    Abstract: Photonic devices having Al1-xScxN and AlyGa1-yN materials, where Al is Aluminum, Sc is Scandium, Ga is Gallium, and N is Nitrogen and where 0<x?0.45 and 0?y?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Mohammad Soltani, Eduardo M. Chumbes
  • Patent number: 11053435
    Abstract: Quantum dot delivery methods are described. In a first example, a method of delivering or storing a plurality of nano-particles involves providing a plurality of nano-particles. The method also involves forming a dispersion of the plurality of nano-particles in a medium for delivery or storage, wherein the medium is free of organic solvent. In a second example, a method of delivering or storing a plurality of nano-particles involves providing a plurality of nano-particles in an organic solvent. The method also involves drying the plurality of nano-particles for delivery or storage, the drying removing entirely all of the organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Georgeta Masson, Kari N. Haley, Brian Theobald, Benjamin Daniel Mangum, Juanita N. Kurtin
  • Patent number: 11043792
    Abstract: Structures and methods for forming highly uniform and high-porosity gallium-nitride layers with sub-100-nm pore sizes are described. Electrochemical etching of heavily-doped gallium nitride at low bias voltages in concentrated nitric acid is used to form the porous gallium nitride. The porous layers may be used in reflective structures for integrated optical devices such as VCSELs and LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Jung Han, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11018278
    Abstract: A semiconductor body is disclosed. In an embodiment a semiconductor body includes a p-doped region, an active region, an intermediate layer and a layer stack containing indium, wherein an indium concentration in the layer stack changes along a stacking direction, wherein the layer stack is formed with exactly one nitride compound semiconductor material apart from dopants, wherein the intermediate layer is nominally free of indium, arranged between the layer stack and the active region, and directly adjoins the layer stack, wherein the intermediate layer and/or the layer stack are n-doped at least in places, wherein a dopant concentration of the layer stack is at least 5*1017 1/cm3 and at most 2*1018 1/cm3, and wherein a dopant concentration of the intermediate layer is at least 2*1018 1/cm3 and at most 3*1019 1/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Joachim Hertkorn, Marcus Eichfelder
  • Patent number: 10991803
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments relates to a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a layer of semiconductor material disposed over a substrate and an electron supply layer disposed over the layer of semiconductor material between an anode terminal and a cathode terminal. A layer of III-N (III-nitride) semiconductor material is disposed over the electron supply layer. A passivation layer contacts an upper surface of the electron supply layer and further contacts an upper surface and a sidewall of the layer of III-N semiconductor material. A gate structure is separated from the layer of III-N semiconductor material by the passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: King-Yuen Wong, Ming-Wei Tsai, Han-Chin Chiu
  • Patent number: 10984979
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a charged particle detector including a scintillator that emits light with stable intensity and obtains high light emission intensity regardless of an energy of an incident electron. The disclosure provides the charged particle detector including: a first light-emitting part (21) in which a layer containing Ga1-x-yAlxInyN (where 0?x<1, 0?y<1) and a layer containing GaN are alternately laminated; a second light-emitting part (23) in which the layer containing Ga1-x-yAlxInyN (where 0?x<1, 0?y<1) and the layer containing GaN are alternately laminated; and a non-light-emitting part (22) that is interposed between the first light-emitting part (21) and the second light-emitting part (23) (see FIG. 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Imamura, Takashi Ohshima, Tomonobu Tsuchiya, Hajime Kawano, Shahedul Hoque, Shunsuke Mizutani, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10985301
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a supportive substrate and a first light-emitting element on the supportive substrate. The first light-emitting element includes a first light-emitting stacked layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first transparent layer on the first surface and electrically connected to the first light-emitting stacked layer. A second light-emitting element locates on the supportive substrate and a metal layer electrically connects to the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element and physically connects to the first transparent layer. The first light-emitting stacked layer includes a first width and the first transparent layer includes a second width different from the first width from a cross section view of the light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-I Chen, Chia-Liang Hsu, Tzu-Chieh Hsu, Han-Min Wu, Ye-Ming Hsu, Chien-Fu Huang, Chao-Hsing Chen, Chiu-Lin Yao, Hsin-Mao Liu, Chien-Kai Chung
  • Patent number: 10978610
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nitride semiconductor light-emitting element includes growing an n-side semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a p-side semiconductor layer. The step of growing the active layer includes growing a first barrier layer before growing a well layer. The step of growing the first barrier layer includes a first stage where a first nitride semiconductor layer containing In is grown with a first concentration of n-type impurity, a second stage where a second nitride semiconductor layer containing In is grown with a second concentration of n-type impurity higher than the first concentration, a third stage where a third nitride semiconductor layer containing In is grown with a third concentration of n-type impurity lower than the second concentration, and a fourth stage where a fourth nitride semiconductor layer is grown under a growth condition in which an amount of an impurity source gas is decreased or stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Okada
  • Patent number: 10971655
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a semiconductor device comprising: a substrate; a first semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate; a second semiconductor layer disposed on the first semiconductor layer; a third semiconductor layer disposed on the second semiconductor layer; and a reflective layer disposed on the third semiconductor layer, wherein the part between the first and second semiconductor layers, the part between the third and second semiconductor layers, and the second semiconductor layer comprise a depletion region, and the conductivity of the first semiconductor layer and the conductivity of the third semiconductor layer are different from each other, and the second semiconductor layer comprises an intrinsic semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyung Jo Park
  • Patent number: 10964900
    Abstract: A display panel and method of manufacture are described. In an embodiment, a display substrate includes a pixel area and a non-pixel area. An array of subpixels and corresponding array of bottom electrodes are in the pixel area. An array of micro LED devices are bonded to the array of bottom electrodes. One or more top electrode layers are formed in electrical contact with the array of micro LED devices. In one embodiment a redundant pair of micro LED devices are bonded to the array of bottom electrodes. In one embodiment, the array of micro LED devices are imaged to detect irregularities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, Kapil V. Sakariya, Charles R. Griggs, James Michael Perkins
  • Patent number: 10964843
    Abstract: An patterned Si substrate-based LED epitaxial wafer and a preparation method therefor, the LED epitaxial wafer comprising: a patterned Si substrate (1) and an Al2O3 coating (2) growing on the patterned Si substrate (1); sequentially growing on the Al2O3 coating (2) are a nucleating layer (3), a first buffer layer (4), a first insertion layer (5), a second buffer layer (6), a second insertion layer (7), an n-GaN layer (8), a quantum well layer (9), a p-GaN layer (10), an n-electrode (14) electrically connected to the n-GaN layer and a p-electrode (13) electrically connected to the p-GaN layer. The present invention is suitable for the preparation of large-sized LED epitaxial wafers. Furthermore, the crystal quality is improved, and the light extraction efficiency of the LED die is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ENKRIS SEMICONDUCTOR, INC
    Inventors: Liyang Zhang, Kai Cheng
  • Patent number: 10964845
    Abstract: Techniques, devices, and systems are disclosed and include LEDs with a first flat region, at a first height from an LED base and including a plurality of epitaxial layers including a first n-layer, a first active layer, and a first p-layer. A second flat region is provided, at a second height from the LED base and parallel to the first flat region, and includes at least a second n-layer. A sloped sidewall connecting the first flat region and the second flat region is provided and includes at least a third n-layer, the first n-layer being thicker than at least a portion of third n-layer. A p-contact is formed on the first p-layer and an n-contact formed on the second n-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Costas Dimitropoulos, Sungsoo Yi, John Edward Epler, Byung-Kwon Han
  • Patent number: 10957789
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus incorporating Gallium Nitride heterostructure (Alx,Iny)Ga1-x-y N-materials in flexible, strainable and wearable radio frequency devices. These devices include (Alx,Iny)Ga1-x-y N-based high-electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), which enable amplification of microwave radio frequencies from approximately 300 MHz to approximately 300 GHz for flexible and conformal wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Glavin, Kelson D. Chabak, Michael R. Snure
  • Patent number: 10930506
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a product includes a structure comprising a material of a Group-III-nitride having a dopant, where a concentration of the dopant in the structure has a concentration gradient characteristic of diffusion of the dopant inward from at least a portion of a surface of the structure in a direction substantially normal to the portion of the surface. The structure has less than 1% decomposition of the Group-III-nitride at the surface of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Lars Voss, Daniel Max Dryden, Clint Frye, Sara Elizabeth Harrison, Rebecca J. Nikolic, Qinghui Shao
  • Patent number: 10923628
    Abstract: Techniques, devices, and systems are disclosed and include LEDs with a first flat region, at a first height, including a plurality of epitaxial layers such as a first n-layer, a first p-layer, and a first active layer. A second flat region at a second height and parallel to the first flat region includes at least a second n-layer. Sloped sidewalls connect the first flat region and the second flat region and include at least a third n-layer. The p-layer of the first flat region is thicker that at least a portion of the third region. A p-contact is formed on the first p-layer and an n-contact is formed on the second n-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Costas Dimitropoulos, Sungsoo Yi, John Edward Epler, Byung-Kwon Han
  • Patent number: 10923623
    Abstract: A device comprising a semiconductor layer including a plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions is provided. The difference between an average band gap for the plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions and an average band gap for a remaining portion of the semiconductor layer can be at least thermal energy. Additionally, a characteristic size of the plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions can be smaller than an inverse of a dislocation density for the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Rakesh Jain, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Jinwei Yang, Remigijus Gaska, Mikhail Gaevski
  • Patent number: 10923508
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an array substrate and a manufacturing method therefor, a display panel, and a display device. The array substrate comprises a base substrate, and a lead-out line and an inorganic insulating layer which are located on one side of the base substrate; the base substrate is provided with a plurality of connection vias penetrating the base substrate and filled with a first conductive material; the inorganic insulating layer is provided with a first via and a second via, the first via penetrating to the first conductive material, and the second via penetrating to the lead-out line; a second conductive layer is disposed on the side, away from the base substrate, of the first via, the second via and the inorganic insulating layer, such that the first conductive material and the lead-out line are electrically connected through the second conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renquan Gu, Qi Yao, Wusheng Li, Dongsheng Li, Huili Wu, Shipei Li, Dongsheng Yin, Fang He, Yang Yue
  • Patent number: 10923882
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor light-emitting device having high luminous efficiency is provided. A nitride semiconductor light-emitting device is provided with a nitride semiconductor substrate including a main surface having an off angle of 0.4° or larger with respect to a (0001) plane, a first semiconductor layer formed of an n-type or p-type nitride semiconductor formed on the main surface, a second semiconductor layer formed of a nitride semiconductor having In composition of 2% or higher formed on the first semiconductor layer, an active layer formed on the second semiconductor layer including a well layer formed of a nitride semiconductor having In composition higher than that of the second semiconductor layer and a barrier layer formed of a nitride semiconductor stacked therein, and a third semiconductor layer formed on the active layer having a conductivity type different from that of the first semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Miyoshi, Koichi Naniwae
  • Patent number: 10903430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds, compositions and formulations comprising same and to opto-electronic devices comprising the compounds and compositions according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Anja Jatsch, Amir Hossain Parham, Thomas Eberle, Tobias Grossmann, Jonas Valentin Kroeber
  • Patent number: 10892386
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a wafer-level light emitting diode (LED) package and a method of fabricating the same. The LED package includes a semiconductor stack including a first conductive type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductive type semiconductor layer; a plurality of contact holes arranged in the second conductive type semiconductor layer and the active layer, the contact holes exposing the first conductive type semiconductor layer; a first bump arranged on a first side of the semiconductor stack, the first bump being electrically connected to the first conductive type semiconductor layer via the plurality of contact holes; a second bump arranged on the first side of the semiconductor stack, the second bump being electrically connected to the second conductive type semiconductor layer; and a protective insulation layer covering a sidewall of the semiconductor stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Cheol Seo, Dae Sung Cho
  • Patent number: 10892388
    Abstract: An LED structure is formed in a nanobeam on a semiconductor base and includes three nanobeam sections. A central section is the LED and it is formed by a bottom germanium doped layer, a middle germanium-tin layer and a top germanium layer that is doped oppositely from the bottom germanium layer. Left and right germanium nanobeam sections extend outwardly from the left and right ends of the central section. Metal contacts are formed on the top and bottom layers and an electrical circuit is connected to the metal contacts and provides an electrical signal that energizes the middle section and causes it to emit light, some of which is transmitted by the left and right nanobeams. Cylindrical holes are formed in the nanobeam and are sized and spaced apart to form a zero point-defect resonator. The diameters of the holes are reduced as they move further away from the central section in accordance with a Gaussian taper. The LED is configured and dimensioned to have a maximum modulation rate from about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Air Force
    Inventors: Joshua Hendrickson, Ricky D. Gibson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10892296
    Abstract: A light emitting device including first, second, and third LED sub-units, and electrode pads disposed on the first LED sub-unit, electrically connected to the LED sub-units, and including a common electrode pad electrically connected to each of the LED sub-units, and first, second, and third electrode pads connected to a respective one of the LED sub-units, in which the common electrode pad, the second electrode pad, and the third electrode pad are electrically connected to the second LED sub-unit and the third LED sub-unit through holes that pass through the first LED sub-unit, the first, second, and third LED sub-units are configured to be independently driven, light generated in the first LED sub-unit emitted to the outside through the second and third LED sub-units, and light generated in the second LED sub-unit is emitted to the outside through the third LED sub-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeon Chae, Seong Gyu Jang, Ho Joon Lee, Chang Yeon Kim, Chung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10886429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing an optoelectronic device (1) produced on the basis of GaN, comprising an emission structure (10) configured to emit a first light radiation at the first wavelength (?1), the method comprising the following steps: i. producing a growth structure (20) comprising a nucleation layer (23) of Inx2Ga1-x2N at least partially relaxed; ii. producing a conversion structure (30), comprising an emission layer (33) configured to emit light at a second wavelength (?2), and an absorption layer (34) produced on the basis of InGaN; iii. transfer of the conversion structure (30) onto the emission structure (10) in such a way that the absorption layer (34) is located between the emission structure (10) and the emission layer (33) of the conversion structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives, THALES
    Inventors: Amelie Dussaigne, Ivan-Christophe Robin
  • Patent number: 10886327
    Abstract: A light emitting stacked structure including a plurality of epitaxial sub-units disposed one over another, each epitaxial sub-unit configured to emit colored light having different wavelength band from each other, and a common electrode disposed between and connected to adjacent epitaxial sub-units, in which light emitting regions of the epitaxial sub-units overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeon Chae, Seong Gyu Jang, Ho Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10886345
    Abstract: An OLED display panel includes: a substrate; a pixel defining layer disposed on the substrate and defining a pixel region and a non-pixel region outside the pixel region; a spacer layer disposed in the non-pixel region; and an organic light-emitting layer including: a first portion disposed in the pixel region, and a second portion disposed in the non-pixel region. A surface of at least one of the pixel defining layer or the spacer layer has a contact portion which is in contact with the organic light-emitting layer and which is rough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Sun, Lujiang Huangfu, Song Zhang, Ziyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10886438
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a light-emitting device, comprising providing a growth substrate; forming a light-emitting stack on the growth substrate, the light-emitting stack comprising a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a sidewall connecting the first surface and the second surface; forming a patterned dielectric layer on the first surface, the patterned dielectric layer comprising a first portion and a second portion separated from the first portion; attaching a permanent substrate to the light-emitting stack; removing the growth substrate after the permanent substrate is attached to the light-emitting stack; forming a plurality of trenches in the light-emitting stack to form a plurality of light-emitting units, wherein the plurality of light-emitting units are insulated from each other; and cutting along the plurality of trenches, wherein an outer part of the second portion of the patterned dielectric layer is thinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan Way Chien, Tzchiang Yu, Hsiao Yu Lin, Chyi Yang Sheu
  • Patent number: 10868135
    Abstract: A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) includes a silicon substrate, an unintentionally doped gallium nitride (UID GaN) layer over the silicon substrate. The HEMT further includes a donor-supply layer over the UID GaN layer, a gate structure, a drain, and a source over the donor-supply layer. The HEMT further includes a dielectric layer having one or more dielectric plug portions in the donor-supply layer and top portions between the gate structure and the drain over the donor-supply layer. A method for making the HEMT is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Ju Yu, Chih-Wen Hsiung, Fu-Wei Yao, Chun-Wei Hsu, King-Yuen Wong, Jiun-Lei Jerry Yu, Fu-Chih Yang
  • Patent number: 10862013
    Abstract: A high-brightness vertical light emitting diode (LED) device includes an outwardly located metal electrode having a low illumination side and a high illumination side. The LED device is formed by: forming the metal electrode on an edge of a surface of a LED epitaxy structure using a deposition method, such as physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), evaporation, electro-plating, or any combination thereof; and then performing a packaging process. The composition of the LED may be a nitride, a phosphide or an arsenide. The LED has the following advantages: improving current spreading performance, reducing light-absorption of the metal electrode, increasing brightness, increasing efficiency, and thereby improving energy efficiency. The metal electrode is located on the edge of the device and on the light emitting side. The metal electrode has two side walls, among which one side wall can receive more emission light from the device in comparison with the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SemiLEDs Optoelectronics Co., Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Huang Liu, Li-Wei Shan, Chen-Fu Chu
  • Patent number: 10861834
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a micro-LED display screen includes: forming an N-type GaN layer, a quantum-well light-emitting layer, and a P-type GaN layer on a sapphire substrate sequentially; etching the P-type GaN layer, the quantum-well light-emitting layer, and the N-type GaN layer from top to bottom, to form a first trench; forming an ITO layer on the surface of the P-type GaN layer, and etching the ITO layer to form a second trench; generating an N-type contact electrode in the first trench; generating a reflective electrode having a longitudinal cross-section in a shape with a wide upper side and a narrow lower side, respectively, on an upper surface of the N-type contact electrode and in the second trench; depositing an insulating layer on a surface of the micro-LED chip, and etching the insulating layer to expose the reflective electrodes; and soldering a driving circuit substrate to the reflective electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Dong Wei, Rubo Xing, Huimin Liu, Xiaolong Yang, Jiantai Wang
  • Patent number: 10862044
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an organic compound, a light emitting diode and an organic light emitting diode display device using the same. The organic compound is represented by a following chemical formula 1. This organic compound has the advantages in the thermal stability, the emission property, the color purity, the hole transport property and the hole movement property, and thus the lifetime, the emission efficiency and the emission property of the LED using the same are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Dong Koo, Jung-Keun Kim, Do-Han Kim, Jeong-Dae Seo, Seon-Keun Yoo, Seung-Hee Yoon, Ji-Cheol Shin
  • Patent number: 10854670
    Abstract: A light emitting device including first, second, and third LED sub-units, and electrode pads disposed on the first LED sub-unit, electrically connected to the LED sub-units, and including a common electrode pad electrically connected to each of the LED sub-units, and first, second, and third electrode pads connected to a respective one of the LED sub-units, in which the common electrode pad, the second electrode pad, and the third electrode pad are electrically connected to the second LED sub-unit and the third LED sub-unit through holes that pass through the first LED sub-unit, the first, second, and third LED sub-units are configured to be independently driven, light generated in the first LED sub-unit emitted to the outside through the second and third LED sub-units, and light generated in the second LED sub-unit is emitted to the outside through the third LED sub-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeon Chae, Seong Gyu Jang, Ho Joon Lee, Chang Yeon Kim, Chung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10854795
    Abstract: A Light Emitting Device (LED) that has increased reliability and efficiency. Specifically, the LED may be formed using Atomic Layer Deposition to improve the thermal conductivity between the ceramic plate and the LED, decrease the amount of organic contamination, and increase the efficiency of the optical output of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Ken T. Shimizu, Hisashi Masui, Daniel B. Roitman
  • Patent number: 10854796
    Abstract: A light system includes a first substrate and a second substrate having the first substrate thereon. A light emitting diode (LED) is connected to the first substrate. An encapsulation layer covers the LED and at least a majority of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena, Andrew Francis Scarlata
  • Patent number: 10844470
    Abstract: The present invention provides an epitaxial film forming method for epitaxially growing a high-quality group III nitride semiconductor thin film on an ?-Al2O3 substrate by a sputtering method. In the epitaxial film forming method according to an embodiment of the present invention, when an epitaxial film of a group III nitride semiconductor thin film is to be formed on the ?-Al2O3 substrate arranged on a substrate holder provided with a heater electrode and a bias electrode of a sputtering apparatus, in a state where the ?-Al2O3 substrate is maintained at a predetermined temperature by the heater electrode, high-frequency power is applied to a target electrode and high-frequency bias power is applied to a bias electrode and at that time, the powers are applied so that frequency interference between the high-frequency power and the high-frequency bias power does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Daigo, Keiji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10847692
    Abstract: A foil structure with generation of visible light via LED technology has a carrier foil and an LED chip for generation of UV light. The LED chip is disposed on a first portion of the carrier foil and is provided with a light output face for emission of the UV light. The foil structure further has a color reaction layer for conversion of the UV light into the visible light, wherein the color reaction layer is disposed on a second portion of the carrier foil. The carrier foil is folded over in such a way that the second portion of the carrier foil is disposed above the first portion of the carrier foil and the color reaction layer is disposed above the LED chip or in a manner laterally offset relative to the LED chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Becker, Sebastian Gepp, Manfred Hartmann, Hartmut Wiederrecht
  • Patent number: 10833223
    Abstract: To provide a Group III nitride semiconductor light-emitting device exhibiting the improved light extraction efficiency as well as reducing the influence of polarization that a p-type conductivity portion and an n-type conductivity portion occur in the AlGaN layer caused by the Al composition variation, and a production method therefor. A first p-type contact layer is a p-type AlGaN layer. A second p-type contact layer is a p-type AlGaN layer. The Al composition in the first p-type contact layer is reduced with distance from a light-emitting layer. The Al composition in the second p-type contact layer is reduced with distance from the light-emitting layer. The Al composition in the second p-type contact layer is lower than that in the first p-type contact layer. The Al composition variation rate to the unit thickness in the second p-type contact layer is higher than that in the first p-type contact layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., MEIJO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takeuchi, Satoshi Kamiyama, Motoaki Iwaya, Isamu Akasaki, Hisanori Kojima, Toshiki Yasuda, Kazuyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 10825954
    Abstract: A light-emitting device may include a semiconductor body having a first conductivity type, with a front side and a back side. The light-emitting device may also include a porous-silicon region which extends in the semiconductor body at the front side, and a cathode region in direct lateral contact with the porous-silicon region. The light-emitting device may further include a barrier region of electrically insulating material, which extends in direct contact with the cathode region at the bottom side of the cathode region so that, in use, an electric current flows in the semiconductor body through lateral portions of the cathode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marco Morelli, Fabrizio Fausto Renzo Toia, Giuseppe Barillaro, Marco Sambi
  • Patent number: 10816723
    Abstract: An optical coherent transceiver comprising a polarization and phase-diversity coherent receiver and a polarization and phase-diversity modulator on the same substrate interfaced by three grating couplers, on grating coupler coupling in a signal, one grating coupler coupling in a laser signal, and a third grating coupler coupling out a modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Acacia Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Doerr, Benny Mikkelsen, Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 10811257
    Abstract: A method may include depositing a carbon layer on a substrate using physical vapor deposition, wherein the carbon layer exhibits compressive stress, and is characterized by a first stress value; and directing a dose of low-mass species into the carbon layer, wherein, after the directing, the carbon layer exhibits a second stress value, less compressive than the first stress value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Prasad, Tzu-Yu Liu, Kyu-Ha Shim, Tom Ho Wing Yu, Zhong Qiang Hua, Adolph Miller Allen, Viabhav Soni, Ravi Rajagopalan, Nobuyuki Sasaki