Having Additional Optical Element (e.g., Optical Fiber, Etc.) Patents (Class 438/27)
  • Patent number: 11233182
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a wavelength-converting pixel array structure, methods of manufacturing a light-emitting device and light-emitting devices are described. A method of manufacturing a wavelength-converting pixel array structure includes forming, in a recess in a wafer, an array of photoresist blocks separated by gaps. A liquid precursor filler material is dispensed into the recess to fill the gaps with the liquid precursor filler material to form a grid. The photoresist blocks are removed to expose an array of cavities defined by walls in the grid. Each of the cavities is filled with a wavelength-converting material to form wavelength-converting pixels of the wavelength-converting pixel array structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Marcel Rene Bohmer, Jacques Heuts
  • Patent number: 11222996
    Abstract: A stabilized fluoride phosphor for light emitting diode (LED) applications includes a particle comprising manganese-activated potassium fluorosilicate and an inorganic coating on each of the particles. The inorganic coating comprises a silicate. A method of making a stabilized fluoride phosphor comprises forming a reaction mixture that includes particles comprising a manganese-activated potassium fluorosilicate; a reactive silicate precursor; a catalyst; a solvent; and water in an amount no greater than about 10 vol. %. The reaction mixture is agitated to suspend the particles therein. As the reactive silicate precursor undergoes hydrolysis and condensation in the reaction mixture, an inorganic coating comprising a silicate is formed on the particles. Thus, a stabilized fluoride phosphor is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CREELED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Gresback, Kenneth Lotito, Linjia Mu
  • Patent number: 11165002
    Abstract: A light-emitting device 1 comprises a base 30, a nitride semiconductor light-emitting element 10 flip-chip mounted on the base 30, and an amorphous fluororesin sealing the nitride semiconductor light-emitting element 10. The light-emitting device 1 comprises a deformation-prevention layer 60 for preventing a shape change of an amorphous fluororesin by heat treatment after shipment of the light-emitting device 1, and the deformation-prevention layer 60 is formed of a layer in which a thermosetting resin or an ultraviolet curing resin is cured, and the cured layer directly covers the surface of the amorphous fluororesin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: SOKO KAGAU CO., LTD., AGC INC.
    Inventors: Akira Hirano, Yosuke Nagasawa, Masamichi Ippommatsu, Ko Aosaki, Yuki Suehara, Yoshihiko Sakane
  • Patent number: 11158761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for bonding components of LEDs. According to certain embodiments, a micro-LED includes a first component having a semiconductor layer stack including an n-side semiconductor layer, an active light emitting layer, and a p-side semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer stack includes a III-V semiconductor material. The micro-LED also includes a second component having a passive or an active matrix integrated circuit within a Si layer. A first dielectric material of the first component is bonded to a second dielectric material of the second component, first contacts of the first component are aligned with and bonded to second contacts of the second component, a surface recombination velocity (SRV) of the micro-LED is less than or equal to 3E4 cm/s, and an e-h diffusion of the micro-LED is less than or equal to 20 cm2/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephan Lutgen, Thomas Lauermann
  • Patent number: 11121297
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: mounting a light emitting element in a package in which a recess is defined, the light emitting element being mounted on a bottom surface defining the recess; forming a first reflecting layer by covering lateral surfaces defining the recess with a first resin containing a first reflecting material; forming a second reflecting layer covering the bottom surface defining the recess, wherein the step of forming the second reflecting layer comprises settling the second reflecting material in the second resin by a centrifugal force so as to form (i) a layer containing a second reflecting material on the bottom surface defining the recess, and (ii) a light-transmissive layer above the layer containing the second reflecting material; and disposing a phosphor-containing layer on the second reflecting layer and the light emitting element, the phosphor-containing layer comprising a third resin that contains a phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ozeki, Atsushi Kojima, Chinami Nakai
  • Patent number: 11121288
    Abstract: A package structure of a light-emitting element includes a shell, a first conductive path, a second conductive path, a light-emitting device, a cover, a first light-transmitting sensing electrode, and a second light-transmitting sensing electrode. The shell has a top surface and a bottom surface, and the top surface is recessed toward the bottom surface to form an accommodating space. Each of the first and second conductive paths extends from the top surface to the bottom surface. The light-emitting device is disposed in the accommodating space. The cover is disposed over the shell. The first and second light-transmitting sensing electrodes are disposed on the same surface of the cover, and a capacitance is formed between the first and second light-transmitting sensing electrodes. The first and second light-transmitting sensing electrodes are electrically connected to the first and second conductive paths, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jung-Tang Chu, Kun-Yang Hsieh, Che-Hung Lin, Yu-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 11101412
    Abstract: A method for producing an output coupling element and an output coupling element are disclosed. In an embodiment a method includes producing a suspension having quantum dots in a suspension medium, wherein each quantum dot comprises a core having a semiconductor material, directly applying the suspension onto a surface of an optoelectronic component and/or onto a surface of a carrier and removing the suspension medium for producing the output coupling element, wherein the output coupling element is matrix-free and transparent to radiation of a red range and/or a IR range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventor: Georg Dirscherl
  • Patent number: 11101418
    Abstract: Described are light emitting apparatus with self-aligned elements and techniques for manufacturing such light emitting apparatus. In certain embodiments, a light emitting apparatus includes a mesa formed by a plurality of semiconductor layers. The light emitting apparatus further includes an electrical contact on one of the semiconductor layers and a spacer around the electrical contact. The spacer is aligned with respect to the electrical contact, which permits etching around the spacer to define the shape of the mesa in such a way that the mesa is also aligned with respect to the electrical contact. In particular, the electrical contact is substantially centered between opposing sidewalls of the mesa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bryce Thompson, James Small
  • Patent number: 11075498
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an optoelectronic component within a silicon-on-insulator substrate, the method comprising: providing a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, the SOI substrate comprising a silicon base layer, a buried oxide (BOX) layer on top of the base layer, and a silicon device layer on top of the BOX layer; etching a first cavity region into the SOI substrate and etching a second cavity region into the SOI substrate, the first cavity region having a first depth and the second cavity region having a second depth, the second depth being greater than the first depth; depositing a multistack epi layer into the first and the second cavity regions simultaneously, the multistack epi layer comprising a first multistack portion comprising a first active region and a second multistack portion comprising a second active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rockley Photonics Limited
    Inventor: Guomin Yu
  • Patent number: 11063191
    Abstract: A phosphor carrier assembly includes a substrate, a thermal or UV activated release adhesive, a layer containing a pixelated phosphor array, and a partially cured or highly viscous adhesive. The phosphor pixels on the carrier are typically all of the same color. In formation of a phosphor converted LED array the phosphor pixels on the carrier assembly are aligned with and placed in contact with corresponding LED pixels in an array of pixelated LED dice. Selected phosphor pixels on the carrier assembly may then be attached to corresponding LED pixels, and released from the substrate, by powering (activating) the corresponding LED pixels to heat the selected phosphor pixel to a temperature that releases the thermal release adhesive and that cures or partially cures the adhesive on the selected phosphor pixels in contact with the corresponding LED pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Emma Dohner, Kentaro Shimizu, Hisashi Masui
  • Patent number: 11028976
    Abstract: An optical cup which mixes multiple channels of light to form a blended output, the device having discreet zones or channels including a plurality of reflective cavities each having a remote phosphor light converting appliance covering a cluster of LEDs providing a channel of light which is reflected upward. The predetermined blends of phosphors provide a predetermined range of illumination wavelengths in the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: EcoSense Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghuram L. V Petluri, Paul Kenneth Pickard, Robert Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11024768
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor stack, a trench formed in the semiconductor stack, a current confinement layer, a first electrode and a second electrode. The semiconductor stack includes a first reflective structure, a second reflective structure, and a cavity region. The cavity is between the first reflective structure and the second reflective structure and has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The current confinement layer is in the second reflective structure. The first electrode and the second electrode are on the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Epistar Corporation
    Inventors: Tzu-Chieh Hsu, Yi-Wen Huang, Shou-Lung Chen, Hsin-Kang Chen
  • Patent number: 10985335
    Abstract: A flexible display panel is provided, including a display region and a bending region; a support layer; a substrate disposed on the support layer; a barrier layer disposed on a side of the substrate away from the support layer; a thin film transistor layer disposed on a side of the barrier layer away from the substrate; an organic light emitting layer disposed on a side of the thin film transistor layer away from the barrier layer; and an encapsulation layer disposed on the thin film transistor layer and the organic light emitting layer. In addition, in the bending region, the support layer has at least one groove, and an elastic layer is disposed in the groove. The present disclosure solves the problem of poor recovery ability and poor support ability of the bending region of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chengjie Jia
  • Patent number: 10971665
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a rigid lens is attached to a light-emitting semiconductor die via a layer of encapsulant having a thickness insufficient to prevent propagation of thermal expansion mismatch-induced strain between the rigid lens and the semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CRYSTAL IS, INC.
    Inventors: Leo J. Schowalter, Jianfeng Chen, James R. Grandusky
  • Patent number: 10966317
    Abstract: A sheet-shaped stretchable structure including stretchable resin sheets laminated together is provided. A conductive layer may be disposed at least at one of several positions. For example, the conductive layer may be disposed between any two adjacent ones of the laminated stretchable resin sheets. The conductive layer may be disposed on a top surface of an uppermost one of the laminated stretchable resin sheets. Further, the conductive layer may be disposed on a bottom surface of a lowermost one of the laminated stretchable resin sheets, and a via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Abe, Tomoaki Sawada, Shingo Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10930893
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an organic light-emitting diode device, a manufacturing method thereof and a display device. The organic light-emitting diode device comprises: a substrate (100); an organic light-emitting diode layer (200) on a side of the substrate (100); and a barrier layer (510) configured to block ultraviolet rays from entering the organic light-emitting diode layer, wherein the barrier layer is on a side of the organic light-emitting diode layer away from the substrate or on a side of the organic light-emitting diode layer close to the substrate. The organic light-emitting diode device can solve the technical problem of short service life due to the influence of ultraviolet rays in the sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyin Wen, Lei Chen, Haidong Wu, Na Li
  • Patent number: 10910433
    Abstract: The pcLED pixels in a phosphor-converted LED array each comprise an optical element on the light-emitting surface above the phosphor layer. In methods for making such pixelated LED arrays, a thin layer of a sacrificial phosphor carrier substrate is retained as the optical element on the output surface of the phosphor pixels upon completion of the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Hisashi Masui, Ken Shimizu, Emma Dohner
  • Patent number: 10892106
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as, without limitation, a perovskite solar cell or a light emitting diode, includes an assembly including at least one electronic portion or component, and a composite coating layer covering at least part of the assembly including the at least one electronic portion or component. The composite coating layer includes a polymer material, such as, without limitation, PMMA or PMMA-PU, having nanoparticles, such as, without limitation, reduced graphene oxide or SiO2, embedded therein. The electronic device may further include a second coating layer including a second polymer material (such as, without limitation, PMMA or PMMA-PU without nanoparticles) positioned between the coating layer and the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Global Frontier Center for Multiscale Energy Systems
    Inventors: Jung-Kun Lee, Gillsang Han
  • Patent number: 10886430
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light-emitting device includes: arranging a plurality of light-emitting elements each having an upper surface; disposing a first reflective member between the plurality of light-emitting elements such that the upper surface of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements are exposed and such that lateral surfaces of the light-emitting elements are covered with the first reflective member; disposing a light-transmissive member over the upper surface of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements and the first reflective member; forming a plurality of grooves surrounding one or two or more light-emitting elements by removing a portion of the light-transmissive member and a portion of the first reflective member; disposing a second reflective member to fill the plurality of grooves; and cutting the second reflective member to perform singulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoki Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10862015
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device package includes a lead frame structure including a first lead frame and a second lead frame. A resin portion is adjacent to side surfaces of the first lead frame and the second lead frame. A semiconductor light-emitting device is mounted on the first lead frame and the second lead frame, in the form of a flip chip, by eutectic bonding. Each of the first lead frame and the second lead frame has a plurality of first grooves extended in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS., LTD.
    Inventors: In Hyung Lee, Sung Min Jang, Soon Won Jeong
  • Patent number: 10788705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a backlight module and manufacturing method thereof. The backlight module comprises: a soft substrate having an outer surface and a flexible substrate; a reflective layer disposed on the outer surface of the soft substrate; a white quantum dot light emitting layer disposed on the soft substrate; an electrode layer disposed on the white quantum dot light emitting layer and covering the soft substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Huailiang He
  • Patent number: 10775023
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member complex includes a wavelength conversion member, a joining material, and a heat dissipation member. The wavelength conversion member includes a support and a phosphor member. The support defines a through-hole extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The support has a concave portion on the lower surface around the through-hole. The concave portion is spaced apart from the through-hole. The phosphor member is disposed in the through-hole and includes a phosphor. The lower surface of the phosphor member is continuous with the lower surface of the support. The joining material is disposed in the concave portion, and has a lower surface that is flush with the lower surface of the support. The heat dissipation member is disposed under the joining material and the phosphor member, and has an upper surface in contact with the lower surface of the joining material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Sugimura, Naoki Eboshi, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10777429
    Abstract: There may be provided a method for generating a structure, the method may include receiving multiple donor structures that comprise multiple mesas; placing the multiple donor structures on a substrate that lacks a semiconductor layer that covers the entire substrate; and performing a manufacturing process that comprises coupling the multiple mesas to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ICDAT LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph Kaplun, Adam Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10720551
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a substrate. A first conductor is positioned on the substrate. A dielectric layer is coupled to the first conductor. A semiconductor layer is configured to emit a first light. A second conductor is coupled to the semiconductor layer. A polymeric layer comprising a photoluminescent element coupled to the second conductor. The photoluminescent element is configured to emit a second light in response to receiving the first light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Harry Lobo, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Talat Karmo
  • Patent number: 10707391
    Abstract: A monochromatic chip-scale packaging (CSP) light emitting diode (LED) device with an asymmetrical radiation pattern, including a flip-chip LED semiconductor die, and a reflective structure, is disclosed. A white-light broad-spectrum CSP LED device with asymmetrical radiation pattern is also disclosed by further including a photoluminescent structure in the CSP LED device. The photoluminescent structure covers at least the upper surface of the LED semiconductor die. The reflective structure adjacent to the LED semiconductor die and the photoluminescent structure reflects at least partial light beam emitted from the edge surface of the LED semiconductor die or the edge surface of the photoluminescent structure, therefore shaping the radiation pattern asymmetrically. A method to fabricate the aforementioned CSP LED device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Maven Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh Chen, Tsung-Hsi Wang
  • Patent number: 10672959
    Abstract: A light emitting device package can include first and second frames spaced apart from each other; a package body including a body portion between the first and second frames; a light emitting device including first and second electrode pads; first and second through holes in the first and second frames, respectively; a first resin between the body portion and the light emitting device; and a conductive material in the first and second through holes, in which the first and second electrode pads of the light emitting device respectively overlap with the first and second through holes, the first and second electrode pads are spaced apart from each other, and the conductive material in the first and second through holes respectively contacts the first and second electrode pads, and a first side surface of the first electrode pad and a second side surface of the second electrode pad facing the first side surface both contact the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Sung Lee, June O Song, Chang Man Lim
  • Patent number: 10665817
    Abstract: A method for producing an organic EL device in this disclosure includes the steps of providing an element substrate including a substrate and a plurality of organic EL devices arranged on the substrate; and forming a thin film encapsulation structure over the element substrate. The step of forming the thin film encapsulation structure includes the steps of forming a first inorganic barrier layer over the element substrate; condensing a photocurable resin on the first inorganic barrier layer; irradiating a plurality of selected regions of the photocurable resin with a laser beam to cure at least a part of the photocurable resin, thus to form a photocurable resin layer; removing an uncured part of the photocurable resin; and forming a second inorganic barrier layer, covering the photocurable resin layer, on the first inorganic barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10622509
    Abstract: A vertical type light emitting diode die and a method for fabricating the same is disclosed. A growth substrate is provided and an epitaxial layer is formed on the growth substrate. A metallic combined substrate is connected to the epitaxial layer. Then, the growth substrate is removed. Electrode units are formed on the top surface of the epitaxial layer. The epitaxial layer is divided into epitaxial dies according to the number of the plurality of electrode units. Each vertical type light emitting diode die formed in the abovementioned way includes the metallic combined substrate having a first metal layer and second metal layers. The first metal layer is combined with the two second metal layers by cutting, vacuum heating, and polishing, so as to enable the metallic combined substrate to have a high coefficient of thermal conductivity, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, and initial magnetic permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ingentec Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Li Chen, Chi-Ming Wang, Chia-Wei Tu, Cheng-Yu Chung, Hsiang-An Feng
  • Patent number: 10573544
    Abstract: An example of a method of micro-transfer printing comprises providing a micro-transfer printable component source wafer, providing a stamp comprising a body and spaced-apart posts, and providing a light source for controllably irradiating each of the posts with light through the body. Each of the posts is contacted to a component to adhere the component thereto. The stamp with the adhered components is removed from the component source wafer. The selected posts are irradiated through the body with the light to detach selected components adhered to selected posts from the selected posts, leaving non-selected components adhered to non-selected posts. In some embodiments, using the stamp, the selected components are adhered to a provided destination substrate. In some embodiments, the selected components are discarded. An example micro-transfer printing system comprises a stamp comprising a body and spaced-apart posts and a light source for selectively irradiating each of the posts with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Erich Radauscher, Ronald S. Cok, Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl
  • Patent number: 10566494
    Abstract: A micro-LED transfer method and a manufacturing method are disclosed. The micro-LED transfer method comprises: coating a sacrificial layer on a carrier substrate, wherein micro-LEDs are bonded on the carrier substrate through a first bonding layer (S1100); patterning the sacrificial layer to expose micro-LEDs to be picked up (S1200); bonding the micro-LEDs to be picked up with a pickup substrate through a second bonding layer (S1300); removing the sacrificial layer by undercutting (S1400); lifting-off the micro-LEDs to be picked up from the carrier substrate (S1500); bonding the micro-LEDs on the pickup substrate with a receiving substrate through a third bonding layer (S1600); and lifting-off the micro-LEDs from the pickup substrate (S1700).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventor: Quanbo Zou
  • Patent number: 10490718
    Abstract: A light emitting diode package includes a light emitting diode chip, a light conversion layer covering the light emitting diode chip, a reflecting layer surrounding the light emitting diode chip. The light emitting chip has a light output top surface, a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode are opposite to the light output top surface. The light emitting diode package further includes a supporting layer made of metal material. The supporting layer is mounted on a bottom surface of the reflecting layer facing away from the light output top surface and surrounds the light emitting chip and the light conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Chin-Fu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10483443
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a first light transmissive supportive substrate having a first light transmissive insulator and a conductive circuitry layer provided on a surface of the first light transmissive insulator, a second light transmissive supportive substrate having a second light transmissive insulator and disposed in such a way that a surface of the second light transmissive insulator faces the conductive circuitry layer and so as to have a predetermined gap from the first light transmissive supportive substrate, a light emitting diode having a main body, and first and second electrodes provided on a surface of the main body and electrically connected to the conductive circuitry layer via a conductive bump, and laid out between the first and second light transmissive supportive substrates, and a third light transmissive insulator embedded in a space between the first light transmissive supportive substrate and the second light transmissive supportive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Hokuto Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Maki
  • Patent number: 10438859
    Abstract: A repaired transfer printed system (e.g., micro-transfer printed system) includes a system substrate having two or more contact pads disposed on the system substrate. One or more transfer printed devices (e.g., micro-transfer printed devices) are disposed in contact with the system substrate, each device having two or more connection posts. Each connection post of a replacement device is in physical contact with a contact pad, the connection post forming a second imprint in the physically contacted contact pad. In certain embodiments, a first imprint is in at least one of the physically contacted contact pads and is between the replacement device and the system substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Erich Radauscher, David Gomez
  • Patent number: 10431723
    Abstract: A light emitting structure including mixing cups are described. In an embodiment, a light emitting structure includes a light emitting diode (LED) bonded to a substrate, a diffuser layer adjacent the LED, an angular filter directly over the diffuser layer and the LED, and an overcoat layer directly over the angular filter and the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Perkins, Sergei Y. Yakovenko, Dmitry S. Sizov
  • Patent number: 10396238
    Abstract: The present invention provides structures and methods that enable the construction of micro-LED chiplets formed on a sapphire substrate that can be micro-transfer printed. Such printed structures enable low-cost, high-performance arrays of electrically connected micro-LEDs useful, for example, in display systems. Furthermore, in an embodiment, the electrical contacts for printed LEDs are electrically interconnected in a single set of process steps. In certain embodiments, formation of the printable micro devices begins while the semiconductor structure remains on a substrate. After partially forming the printable micro devices, a handle substrate is attached to the system opposite the substrate such that the system is secured to the handle substrate. The substrate may then be removed and formation of the semiconductor structures is completed. Upon completion, the printable micro devices may be micro transfer printed to a destination substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, David Gomez, Carl Prevatte, Salvatore Bonafede
  • Patent number: 10367121
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a package, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a resin compact having a recess, and including a pair of leads arranged at a bottom surface of the recess, a first resin body forming a lateral wall of the recess, and a second resin body arranged between the pair of leads; forming a reflective film entirely on at least the bottom surface of the recess and an inner surface of the lateral wall of the recess; and removing the reflective film formed on the pair of leads in the recess in the resin compact on which the reflective film has been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadaaki Ikeda, Masaki Hayashi, Koji Abe, Kimihiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10355176
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, phosphor arrangements are formed via adhering phosphors to activated regions on a substrate and transferring them to a different substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Calvin W. Sheen
  • Patent number: 10317781
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes an optical member with a diffractive optical element. The optical member is directly fixed on a substrate with plural lighting chips. When the lighting apparatus is applied to a laser diode module, the height and volume of the overall laser diode module are reduced. Consequently, the laser diode module is suitably applied to a small-size device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EVERREADY PRECISION IND. CORP.
    Inventors: Jyh-Long Chern, Chih-Ming Yen
  • Patent number: 10319705
    Abstract: An elastomeric interface layer (elayer) is formed over multiple light emitting diode (LED) dies by depositing photoresist materials across multiple LED dies, and using the LED dies as a photolithography mask to facilitate formation of the elayer on each LED die. The elayer facilitates adhesive attachment of each LED die with a pick and place head (PPH), allowing the LED dies to be picked up and placed onto a display substrate including control circuits for sub-pixels of an electronic display. In some embodiments, the LED dies are micro-LED (?LED) dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Brodoceanu, Oscar Torrents Abad
  • Patent number: 10290594
    Abstract: A method comprising bonding a first substrate to a second substrate. The first substrate includes a layer of one or more pairs of reactive material. The method comprising triggering a reaction between the one or more pairs of reactive material and fragmenting the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cyril Cabral, Jr., Kenneth P. Rodbell
  • Patent number: 10283685
    Abstract: Provided are a light emitting device and a method of fabricating the same. The light emitting device includes: a light emitting structure including a first conductivity type semiconductor layer, a second conductivity type semiconductor layer, and an active layer and including a first surface and a second surface; first and second contact electrodes each ohmic-contacting the first and second conductivity type semiconductor layers; and first and second electrodes disposed on the first surface of the light emitting structure, in which the first and second electrodes each include sintered metal particles and the first and second electrodes each include inclined sides of which the tangential gradients with respect to sides of vertical cross sections thereof are changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Yeon Kim, Ju Yong Park, Sung Su Son
  • Patent number: 10243118
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light emitting device, includes providing a light emitting element including an electrode-formed surface, a substrate surface opposite to the electrode-formed surface, and a light emitting surface connecting the electrode-formed surface and the substrate surface. A bottom mold including a mounting surface having a protrusion and mold recesses provided on both sides of the protrusion to define the protrusion is provided. The light emitting element is mounted on the protrusion such that the light emitting surface faces the protrusion. A covering material is provided on the mounting surface of the bottom mold to fill the mold recesses and to cover an entirety of the light emitting element except for the light emitting surface. The bottom mold with the protrusion is removed to provide a recess in the covering material. A light-transmissive material is provided in the recess of the covering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Sajiki
  • Patent number: 10230030
    Abstract: A monochromatic chip-scale packaging (CSP) light emitting diode (LED) device with an asymmetrical radiation pattern, including a flip-chip LED semiconductor die, and a reflective structure, is disclosed. A white-light broad-spectrum CSP LED device with asymmetrical radiation pattern is also disclosed by further including a photoluminescent structure in the CSP LED device. The photoluminescent structure covers at least the upper surface of the LED semiconductor die. The reflective structure adjacent to the LED semiconductor die and the photoluminescent structure reflects at least partial light beam emitted from the edge surface of the LED semiconductor die or the edge surface of the photoluminescent structure, therefore shaping the radiation pattern asymmetrically. A method to fabricate the aforementioned CSP LED device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAVEN OPTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chieh Chen, Tsung-Hsi Wang
  • Patent number: 10192959
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a III-N based substrate for power electronic devices, comprising a base substrate, a III-N laminate above the base substrate and a buffer layer structure between the base substrate and the III-N laminate. The buffer layer structure comprises at least a first superlattice laminate and a second superlattice laminate above the first superlattice laminate. The first superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a first superlattice unit which consists of a plurality of first AlGaN layers. The second superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a second superlattice unit which consists of a plurality of second AlGaN layers. An average aluminum content of the first superlattice laminate is a predetermined difference greater than an average aluminum content of the second superlattice laminate, to improve the vertical breakdown voltage. The present disclosure also relates to a method for manufacturing a III-N based substrate for power electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IMEC VZW
    Inventor: Ming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10115875
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device that includes a plurality of light emitting parts is provided. The method includes providing a base member having a plurality of recesses; mounting at least one light-emitting element in each of the plurality of recesses; disposing a light-transmissive layer continuously covering the plurality of recesses; and removing portions of the light-transmissive layer on the lateral wall between adjacent recesses to expose corresponding portions of the lateral wall, to obtain a plurality of light-transmissive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeo Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10080296
    Abstract: A fine interval coating member for a LED display and a coating method using the same are provided. The coating member includes column portions and row portions crossing the column portions, and holes between the column portions and the row portions. The body portion includes a material that is melted at a temperature higher than room temperature and that is cured at the room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-sang Kim, Jee-su Park, Jae-min Lee, Suk Hyun, Chang-won Ryu, Tae-hyeun Ha
  • Patent number: 10069033
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of preparing a photovoltaic device. In particular, the method comprises integrating epitaxial lift-off solar cells with mini-parabolic concentrator arrays via a printing method. Thus, there is disclosed a method comprising providing a growth substrate; depositing at least one protection layer on the growth substrate; depositing at least one sacrificial layer on the protection layer; depositing at least one photoactive cell on the sacrificial layer; etching a pattern of at least two parallel trenches that extend from the at least one photoactive cell to the sacrificial layer; depositing a metal on the at least one photoactive cell; bonding said metal to a host substrate; and removing the sacrificial layer with one or more etch steps. The host substrate can be a siloxane, which when rolled, can form a stamp used to integrate solar cells into concentrator arrays. There are also disclosed a method of making a growth substrate and the growth substrate made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Kyusang Lee, Dejiu Fan, Jeramy Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10026873
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: mounting at least one light emitting element on a support member with a first surface of the light emitting element facing upward; applying an adhesive to the first surface of the light emitting element by holding the support member and dipping the first surface of the light emitting element in the adhesive; and disposing a light-transmissive member on the first surface of the light emitting element via the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9954153
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a substrate; a light-emitting element mounted on the substrate; a first light-transmissive member bonded to an upper surface of the light-emitting element via an adhesive; and a second light-transmissive member placed on an upper surface of the first light-transmissive member. In a plan view of the light-emitting device, a peripheral edge of a lower surface of the first light-transmissive member is positioned more inward than a peripheral edge of the upper surface of the light-emitting element. The adhesive extends from the upper surface of the light-emitting element to a lower surface of the second light-transmissive member, the adhesive covers a side surface of the first light-transmissive member, and the adhesive is separated from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Miyoshi, Kenji Ozeki
  • Patent number: 9890911
    Abstract: The generally Lambertian LED die emission is modified by an optical structure formed over the LED die that reduces the light emission along a normal axis and enhances the light emission at an angle with respect to the normal axis, producing a certain light emission profile. A phosphor layer is provided overlying the optical structure, such as in a reflective light-mixing chamber. The light emission profile results in more uniform flux from the LED die impinging across the surface of the phosphor. Some of the LED light passes through the phosphor and some of the light is converted to light of a different wavelength. The light emission profile results in more uniform color and temperature across the phosphor. The light emission profile may be created by a lens, a patterned layer over the LED die, a semi-reflective layer over the LED die, an optical sheet, or other technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Wouter Anthon Soer, Hendrik Johannes Boudewijn Jagt, Olexandr Valentynovych Vdovin