Having Organic Semiconductive Component Patents (Class 438/99)
  • Patent number: 10964876
    Abstract: An integrated flexible thermoelectric device includes p-type carbon nanoparticle regions and n-type carbon nanoparticle regions which are alternately and continuously connected to each other. In particular, the p-type carbon nanoparticle regions and the n-type carbon nanoparticle regions are formed on the one carbon nanoparticle paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Kookmin University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Eun Yeong Lee, Mi Yeon Song, Sang Hak Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Hyun Woo Bark, Young Hoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10930851
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for carbon nanotube composite film is disclosed. The method comprises steps of: providing a substrate; coating a first aqueous solution dissolved with a charged polymer on a substrate to form a polymer film; dispersing a single-wall carbon nanotube powder into a second aqueous solution dissolved with a charged compound in order to obtain a semiconductor-type single-wall carbon nanotube aqueous solution, and charge properties of the charged compound and the charged polymer are opposite; coating the semiconductor-type single-wall carbon nanotube aqueous solution on the polymer film; after standing for a predetermined period of time, washing with a deionized water to remove an unabsorbed semiconductor-type single-wall carbon nanotube and excess charged polymer; and air drying, forming a carbon nanotube film on the polymer film. A manufacturing method for carbon nanotube TFT and a carbon nanotube TFT are also disclosed. The carbon nanotubes can be well tiled onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huafei Xie
  • Patent number: 10913754
    Abstract: A lanthanum compound, a method of synthesizing a thin film, and a method of manufacturing an integrated circuit device, the compound being represented by Formula 1 below, wherein, in Formula 1, R1 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 linear or branched alkyl group, R2 and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C5 linear or branched alkyl group, at least one of R2 and R3 being a C3-C5 branched alkyl group, and R4 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 linear or branched alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gyu-hee Park, Youn-soo Kim, Jae-soon Lim, Youn-joung Cho, Kazuki Harano, Haruyoshi Sato, Tsubasa Shiratori, Naoki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10868253
    Abstract: A single phase liquid formulation useful for producing an organic charge transporting film; said formulation comprising: (a) a first polymer resin having Mw less than 5,000; (b) a second polymer resin having Mw at least 7,000; (c) a first solvent having a boiling point from 50 to 165° C.; and (d) a second solvent having a boiling point from 180 to 300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chun Liu, Peter Trefonas, III, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Liam P. Spencer, David D. Devore, Ashley Inman
  • Patent number: 10868281
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a fabricating method of an OLED device, including the following steps: coating a polyimide material on a glass substrate to form a base substrate, the base substrate including a material capable of absorbing water and oxygen; fabricating an OLED device layer on the TFT layer; the disclosure also discloses a corresponding OLED device. In the embodiment of the disclosure, the water and oxygen blocking performance of the PI layer in the OLED device can be enhanced, and the service life of the OLED device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tianfu Guo
  • Patent number: 10833143
    Abstract: A display panel and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The display panel comprises a substrate, an OLED device, a cover, at least one shielding element, and a sealant. The substrate has a first surface, and the OLED device is disposed on the first surface. The cover has a second surface, and the substrate and the cover are assembled into one piece, and the first surface and the second surface face each other. The shielding element is disposed on the second surface, and the sealant is disposed between the substrate and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10825930
    Abstract: Disclosed are a thin film transistor and a manufacture method thereof. The thin film transistor according to the embodiments of the present disclosure comprises: a base substrate; an active layer composed of polysilicon on the base substrate; and a first gate insulating layer having a preset intrinsic tensile stress on the active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Li, Yucheng Chan
  • Patent number: 10804071
    Abstract: An electron microscope specimen includes a first electron-transport layer, a second electron-transport layer, a spacer layer, and a carrier layer. The second electron-transport layer has a first opening, a second opening, and a viewing area, wherein the viewing area is between the first opening and the second opening. The spacer layer is sandwiched between the first electron-transport layer and the second electron-transport layer, and the spacer layer has an accommodating space communicating with the first opening and the second opening. The carrier layer is disposed on the second electron-transport layer, and has a viewing window, a first injection hole, and a second injection hole, wherein the viewing window is substantially aligned with the viewing area and the accommodating space, and the first injection hole and the second injection hole respectively communicate with the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wen-Wei Wu, Wei-Huan Tsai, Jui-Yuan Chen, Cheng-Lun Hsin
  • Patent number: 10697069
    Abstract: A metal sheet has a longitudinal direction and a width direction. The metal sheet has shapes in the width direction that are taken at different positions in the longitudinal direction of the metal sheet and differ from one another. Each of the shapes is an undulated shape including protrusions and depressions repeating in the width direction of the metal sheet. A length in the width direction of a surface of the metal sheet is a surface distance. A minimum value of surface distances at different positions in the longitudinal direction of the metal sheet is a minimum surface distance. A ratio of a difference between a surface distance and the minimum surface distance to the minimum surface distance is an elongation difference ratio in the width direction. A maximum value of elongation difference ratios is less than or equal to 2×10?5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Shinno
  • Patent number: 10676811
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device is provided. A method of manufacturing a display device comprises preparing a thin film forming apparatus including a crucible, which stores a source material for forming a thin film, and a front heatsink, which is disposed on the crucible and includes a reflective plate, wherein the reflective plate has a first surface with a first reflectivity and a second surface with a second reflectivity, which is different from the first reflectivity; and forming a thin film on a substrate by evaporating the source material of the thin film forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung Yeol Na, Dong Wook Kim, Jae Wan Seol, Seong Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10672854
    Abstract: A display device production method for producing a display device including a light emitting element in an active region and a terminal in a non-active region. The display device production method includes arranging a first mask overlapping with an electrode region of the light emitting element and a second mask overlapping with the terminal, on a conductive film that is arranged in the active region and the non-active region and that covers the terminal, and etching the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Hiroki Taniyama, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinsuke Saida, Hiroharu Jinmura, Yoshihiro Nakada, Akira Inoue
  • Patent number: 10608119
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a film, including: a manufacturing step of forming a film by performing movement, in a state in which a blade surface of a coating blade disposed to be spaced so as to face a substrate surface of a substrate is in contact with a solution for forming a film which is provided between the blade surface and the substrate surface, in a first direction in a plane parallel to the substrate surface, in which the solution is stored in a liquid reservoir between the blade surface and the substrate surface, and at least a portion of an outer peripheral end portion of the coating blade which is in contact with the solution is tilted with respect to the first direction in a plane parallel to the substrate surface. Accordingly, a method of manufacturing a film for forming a high quality film with high productivity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakamura, Yoshiki Maehara, Yuichiro Itai, Yoshihisa Usami
  • Patent number: 10607836
    Abstract: A method of forming a structure comprises forming a pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids over a material. The pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids is exposed to at least one repair enzyme to repair defects in the pattern. The repaired pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids is transferred to the material to form features therein. A method of decreasing defect density in self-assembled nucleic acids is also disclosed. Self-assembled nucleic acids exhibiting an initial defect density are formed over at least a portion of a material and the self-assembled nucleic acids are exposed to at least one repair enzyme to repair defects in the self-assembled nucleic acids. Additional methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10600977
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nanopatch graphene composite, which includes graphene including a defect and a nanopatch positioned on the defect, and is configured such that a nanopatch is formed through a self-assembling process on the surface of graphene, thus improving the mechanical properties and durability of the graphene composite. Also, a flexible organic transistor, including the nanopatch graphene composite of the invention, is transparent and has high mechanical durability, thus exhibiting device stability, and the molecular alignment of the organic semiconductor layer growing on the nanopatch graphene composite is induced so as to become favorable for charge injection, thereby increasing the performance of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: CENTER FOR ADVANCED SOFT ELECTRONICS, POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kilwon Cho, Boseok Kang, Seong Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10573828
    Abstract: Use of transition metal complexes of the formula (I) in organic light-emitting diodes where: M1 is a metal atom; carbene is a carbene ligand; L is a monoanionic or dianionic ligand; K is an uncharged monodentate or bidentate ligand selected from the group consisting of phosphines; CO; pyridines; nitriles and conjugated dienes which form a ? complex with M1; n is the number of carbene ligands and is at least 1; m is the number of ligands L, where m can be 0 or ?1; o is the number of ligands K, where o can be 0 or ?1; where the sum n+m+o is dependent on the oxidation state and coordination number of the metal atom and on the denticity of the ligands carbene, L and K and also on the charge on the ligands carbene and L, with the proviso that n is at least 1, and also an OLED comprising these transition metal complexes, a light-emitting layer comprising these transition metal complexes, OLEDs comprising this light-emitting layer, devices comprising an OLED according to the present invention, and specific tr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Markus Bold, Christian Lennartz, Martina Prinz, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Patent number: 10573813
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing an OLED device and an OLED device obtained by the method, and a method for manufacturing a display panel and a display panel obtained by the method, which can solve the problem that the film thickness of an organic functional layer in the existing OLED device is uneven. The method for manufacturing the OLED device includes: forming a pixel defining layer on a substrate and forming accommodating portions in the pixel defining layer; adding ink to the accommodating portions to form an organic functional layer, wherein the ink includes a first organic solvent and a second organic solvent; and the first organic solvent and the second organic solvent have the same kind of lyophilic property or lyophobic property, and the first organic solvent and the second organic solvent have different boiling points and different degrees of lyophilic property or lyophobic property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenbin Jia
  • Patent number: 10553834
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a vapor deposition mask includes providing a substrate including a plastic film. An electrostatic protection film is placed on a surface of the plastic film. The substrate combined with the electrostatic protection film is fixed on a frame and tension applied. The plastic film is etched to form at least one opening in the plastic film and the electrostatic protection film is removed, leaving a vapor deposition mask. The manufacturing method prevents movement during manufacture and moisture and scratches during vapor deposition, and particles (debris) or otherwise during etching are non-existent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Chieh Chen, Yasuhiro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10547029
    Abstract: An OLED package structure includes a first outer bound confinement layer formed on an OLED device, a first outer bound confinement layer arranged on the first inorganic layer and enclosing and delimiting a confinement space, a first organic layer formed on the first inorganic layer in the confinement space, and a second inorganic layer arranged on the first organic layer and the first outer bound confinement layer, such that a peripheral portion of the second inorganic layer is positioned on and supported by the first outer bound confinement layer and a central portion of the second inorganic layer is partly received in the confinement space to have a bottom of the second inorganic layer positioned on and contacting a top of the first organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiangjiang Jin, Hsianglun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10501855
    Abstract: Described here is a method for improving the catalytic activity of an electrocatalyst, comprising subjecting the electrocatalyst to 1-10 galvanostatic lithiation/delithiation cycles, wherein the electrocatalyst comprises at least one transition metal oxide (TMO) or transition metal chalcogenide (TMC). Also described here is an electrocatalyst and a water-splitting device comprising the electrocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Haotian Wang
  • Patent number: 10503065
    Abstract: A method of patterning a device is disclosed using a resist precursor structure having at least two fluoropolymer layers. A first fluoropolymer layer includes a first fluoropolymer material having a fluorine content of at least 50% by weight and is substantially soluble in a first hydrofluoroether solvent or in a first perfluorinated solvent, but substantially less soluble in a second hydrofluoroether solvent relative to both the first hydrofluoroether and the first perfluorinated solvent. The second fluoropolymer layer includes a second fluoropolymer material having a fluorine content less than that of the first fluoropolymer material and is substantially soluble in the first or second hydrofluoroether solvents, but substantially less soluble in the first perfluorinated solvent relative to both the first and second hydrofluoroether solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Orthogonal, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence Robert O'Toole, John Andrew DeFranco, Frank Xavier Byrne
  • Patent number: 10481434
    Abstract: A flexible liquid crystal display panel and a display device are disclosed. The flexible liquid crystal display panel comprises: a first flexible substrate and a second flexible substrate arranged oppositely; a first polarizer on a side of the first flexible substrate facing away from the second flexible substrate; a second polarizer on a side of the second flexible substrate facing away from the first flexible substrate; and a positive C plate compensation film and a first negative A plate compensation film arranged on the second flexible substrate; the positive C plate compensation film is arranged between the second flexible substrate and the first negative A plate compensation film. The light leakage defect of a visual angle greater than zero in a dark state can be overcome, which occurs since the absorption axis of the first polarizer and the absorption axis of the second polarizer are not perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian Jia, Yingtao Wang, Weili Zhao
  • Patent number: 10461281
    Abstract: A light emitting device including a substrate, a first electrode, a light emitting layer, a second electrode, a heat shrinkable film and a first adhesive layer is provided. The first electrode is disposed on the substrate. The light emitting layer is disposed on the first electrode. The second electrode is disposed on the light emitting layer. The first electrode, the light emitting layer, and the second electrode are sequentially stacked on the substrate to form a light emitting cell. The heat shrinkable film is disposed on the light emitting cell. The first adhesive layer is disposed between the heat shrinkable film and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsuan-Yu Lin, Ting-Yu Wang, Wen-Hung Liu
  • Patent number: 10454033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solution or ink composition for fabricating high-performance thin-film transistors. The solution or ink comprises an organic semiconductor and a mediating polymer such as polyacrylonitrile, polystyrene, or the like or mixture thereof, in an organic solvent such as chlorobenzene or dichlorobenzene. The percentage ratio by weight of semiconductor:mediating polymer ranges from 5:95 to 95:5, and preferably from 20:80 to 80:20. The solution or ink is used to fabricate via solution coating or printing a semiconductor film, followed by drying and thermal annealing if necessary to provide a channel semiconductor for organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). The resulting OTFT device with said channel semiconductor has afforded OTFT performance, particularly field-effect mobility and current on/off ratio that are superior to those OTFTs with channel semiconductors fabricated without a mediating polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Beng Soon Ong, Yanlian Lei
  • Patent number: 10290817
    Abstract: A cyclometallated Ir complex comprising one, two or three ligands of formula (I) or (I?) substituted at the R5 and R7 position; an organic electronic device comprising at least one inventive cyclometallated Ir complex; a light-emitting layer comprising at least one inventive cy-clometallated Ir complex; the use of the inventive cyclometallated Ir complex in an OLED; an apparatus selected from the group consisting of stationary visual display units, mobile visual display units, illumination units, units in items of clothing, units in handbags, units in accessories, units in furniture and units in wallpaper, comprising the organic electronic device; and a process for preparing a the inventive cyclometallated Ir complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Glauco Battagliarin, Flavio Luiz Benedito, Stefan Metz, Korinna Dormann, Peter Murer, Soichi Watanabe, Christian Lennartz, Georg Beck, Thomas Geßner
  • Patent number: 10284758
    Abstract: There is provided a light receiving and emitting device including: a light receiving and emitting unit configured to have a plurality of pixels that receive light and perform photoelectric conversion through which an electric signal corresponding to an amount of the light is output and a plurality of light emitting units that emit light, the two or more light emitting units being disposed for every two or more pixels; an imaging optical system configured to form an image on the pixels of the light receiving and emitting unit; and a control unit configured to independently control light emission of the plurality of respective light emitting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Toda
  • Patent number: 10280506
    Abstract: A chemical gas phase deposition process comprises steps of providing a high vacuum chamber, and inside the high vacuum chamber: positioning a substrate surface; positioning a mask parallel to the substrate surface, whereby the mask comprises one or more openings; adjusting a gap of determined dimension between the substrate surface and the mask; and orienting a plurality of chemical precursor beams of at least one precursor species towards the mask with line of sight propagation, each of the plurality of chemical precursor beams being emitted from an independent punctual source, and molecules of the chemical precursor pass through the one or more mask openings to impinge onto the substrate surface for deposition thereon. At least a part of the chemical precursor molecules decompose on the substrate surface at a decomposition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: 3D-OXIDES
    Inventors: Giacomo Benvenuti, Estelle Wagner, Cosmin Sandu
  • Patent number: 10253256
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides processes for preparing nanocrystals, including processes for preparing core-shell nanocrystals. The presently disclosed subject matter also provides sulfur and selenium compounds as precursors to nanostructured materials. The presently disclosed subject matter also provides nanocrystals having a particular particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Owen, Mark P. Hendricks, Michael P. Campos
  • Patent number: 10243157
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array includes a substrate, a gate electrode formed on the substrate, a gate insulation film covering the gate electrode, a source electrode formed on the gate insulation film, a drain electrode formed on the gate insulation film, a semiconductor layer connected to the source electrode and the drain electrode, an interlayer insulation film formed on the drain electrode and the semiconductor layer, and a pixel electrode formed on the interlayer insulation film. The interlayer insulation film has a via hole that reaches a portion of the drain electrode, and the drain electrode has a liquid repellent coating on the portion positioned in the via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Kumagai, Noriaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10236204
    Abstract: The semiconductor processing system includes a reactor chamber that has an upper wall and a lower wall. A hold member is disposed in the reactor chamber to hold a semiconductor substrate in such a way that it faces the lower wall of the reactor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Manfred Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10212822
    Abstract: Provided are a structure for which ink wettability/spreadability in the width direction of a line drawn on a substrate is limited and a high aspect ratio can be achieved, a manufacturing method for said structure, and a line pattern. The present invention provides a structure comprising: a droplet overlapping solidification layer obtained by droplets sloping and continuously overlapping each other in the direction of movement of a substrate and solidifying, a droplet flow solidified layer obtained by the droplets flowing on the droplet overlapping solidification layer and continuously being solidified without the droplets overlapping, and recesses formed at the boundary region between the droplet overlapping solidification layer and the droplet flow solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jun Akedo, Akito Endo
  • Patent number: 10205094
    Abstract: A raw material solution (6), in which an organic semiconductor material is dissolved in a solvent, is supplied to a substrate (1). The solvent is evaporated so that crystals of the organic semiconductor material are precipitated. Thus, an organic semiconductor thin film (7) is formed on the substrate (1). An edge forming member (2) having a contact face (2a) on one side is used and located opposite the substrate (1) so that the plane of the contact face (2a) intersects the surface of the substrate (1) at a predetermined angle. The raw material solution (6) is supplied to the substrate (1) and formed into a droplet (6a) that comes into contact with the contact face (2a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PI-CRYSTAL INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Takeya, Junshi Soeda
  • Patent number: 10199586
    Abstract: A process for preparing a device and a device including a substrate; an interlayer disposed on the substrate, wherein the interlayer comprises a cured film formed from an interlayer composition, wherein the interlayer composition comprises: an epoxy compound; a polyvinyl phenol; a melamine resin; a solvent; an optional surfactant; and an optional catalyst; a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on a surface of the interlayer; a semiconductor layer disposed on the interlayer, wherein the semiconductor layer is disposed into a gap between the source and drain electrode; a back channel interface comprising an interface between the semiconductor layer and the interlayer, wherein the interlayer serves as a back channel dielectric layer for the device; a dielectric layer disposed on the semiconductor layer; a gate electrode disposed on the dielectric layer. Also an interlayer composition and an organic thin film transistor comprising the interlayer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Ping Mei, Nan-Xing Hu, Gregory Whiting, Biby Esther Abraham
  • Patent number: 10180354
    Abstract: An imaging device which does not include a color filter and does not need arithmetic processing using an external processing circuit is provided. A first circuit includes a first photoelectric conversion element, a first transistor, and a second transistor; a second circuit includes a second photoelectric conversion element, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor; a third circuit includes a fifth transistor, a sixth transistor, a seventh transistor, and a second capacitor; the spectroscopic element is provided over the first photoelectric conversion element or the second photoelectric conversion element; and the first circuit and the second circuit is connected to the third circuit through a first capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10121662
    Abstract: A method of forming a structure comprises forming a pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids over a material. The pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids is exposed to at least one repair enzyme to repair defects in the pattern. The repaired pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids is transferred to the material to form features therein. A method of decreasing defect density in self-assembled nucleic acids is also disclosed. Self-assembled nucleic acids exhibiting an initial defect density are formed over at least a portion of a material and the self-assembled nucleic acids are exposed to at least one repair enzyme to repair defects in the self-assembled nucleic acids. Additional methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10090212
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure discloses an evaporation method, including: providing a flexible substrate having an original size; stretching the flexible substrate to have an evaporation size, wherein, the evaporation size is greater than the original size; arranging a mask on a side of the flexible substrate having the evaporation size; evaporating a material onto the flexible substrate having the evaporation size by using the mask, to form a patterned film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shixin Ruan, Fuyi Cui, Xuefei Bai, Fashun Li
  • Patent number: 10046548
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a flexible device is provided. The method includes forming a sacrificial layer on a substrate; and forming a reflective layer to reflect a laser for subsequently de-bonding the sacrificial layer from the rigid substrate back to the sacrificial layer to reduce required de-bonding energy of the laser over at least a portion of the rigid substrate. Further, the method includes forming a flexible device over the reflective layer; and separating the substrate from the sacrificial layer by irradiating the sacrificial layer using the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Ming Che Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10032630
    Abstract: There is provided a technique for facilitating a patterning process by the DSA appropriately and efficiently. According to the technique described herein, there is provided a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, including (a) accommodating in a process chamber a substrate having a guide pattern thereon; (b) supplying a plasma of a first process gas into the process chamber to subject the substrate to first one of a first process for hydrophilizing the substrate and a second process for hydrophobilizing the substrate; and (c) supplying a plasma of a second process gas into the process chamber to subject the substrate to second one of the first process and the second process other than the first one of the first process and the second process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Hajime Karasawa, Kazuyuki Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10014494
    Abstract: Provided is a method of detaching a display module. The method of detaching the display module includes providing a carrier substrate, forming a display module, which is divided into a first area and a second area, on the carrier substrate, disposing a protective film covering the first area and exposing the second area on the display module, performing a first detaching process of detaching the second area from the carrier substrate by using a first detaching unit, and performing a second detaching process of detaching the protective film and the display module from the carrier substrate by using a second detaching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gilhwan Yeo, Min-woo Lee, Seungjun Moon
  • Patent number: 9911609
    Abstract: A method of forming a nanostructure comprises forming self-assembled nucleic acids on at least a portion of a substrate. The method further comprises contacting the self-assembled nucleic acids on the at least a portion of a substrate with a solution comprising at least one repair enzyme to repair defects in the self-assembled nucleic acids. The method may comprise repeating the repair of defects in the self-assembled nucleic acids on the at least a portion of a substrate until a desired, reduced threshold level of defect density is achieved. A semiconductor structure comprises a pattern of self-assembled nucleic acids defining a template having at least one aperture therethrough. At least one of the apertures has a dimension of less than about 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9881789
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: providing a substrate having an oxide film; performing, a predetermined number of times, a cycle of non-simultaneously performing supplying a precursor gas to the substrate, supplying a carbon-containing gas to the substrate, and supplying a nitrogen-containing gas to the substrate, or performing, a predetermined number of times, a cycle of non-simultaneously performing supplying a precursor gas to the substrate and supplying a gas containing carbon and nitrogen to the substrate, or performing, a predetermined number of times, a cycle of non-simultaneously performing supplying a precursor gas containing carbon to the substrate and supplying a nitrogen-containing gas to the substrate, the oxide film being used as an oxygen source to form a nitride layer containing oxygen and carbon as a seed layer; and forming a nitride film containing no oxygen and carbon as a first film on the seed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Hashimoto, Yoshiro Hirose, Shingo Nohara, Ryota Sasajima, Katsuyoshi Harada, Yuji Urano
  • Patent number: 9864248
    Abstract: An aim of the present invention is to reduce manufacturing costs and lower the electrical resistance of composite metal electrodes while lowering the contact resistance of the composite metal electrodes with respect to an organic semiconductor film. A TFT (semiconductor device) of the present invention includes an organic semiconductor film formed from an organic semiconductor material, and a source electrode and a drain electrode that are composite metal electrodes that contact the organic semiconductor film. The source electrode and the drain electrode are configured such that a low-resistance metal material that makes ohmic contact with the organic semiconductor film, the contact resistance thereof being lower than that of a base metal material formed of a metal material, is mixed with the base metal material, and the low-resistance metal material is disposed so as to be exposed at least at a contact surface with the organic semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9850132
    Abstract: Provided is a method for growing carbon nanotubes that enables the growth of high-density carbon nanotubes. A high frequency bias voltage is applied to a loading table on which a wafer W having a catalytic metal layer is mounted to generate a bias potential on the surface of the wafer W, and oxygen plasma is used to micronize the catalytic metal layer to form catalytic metal particles. Thereafter, hydrogen plasma is used to reduce the surface of the catalytic metal particles to form activated catalytic metal particles having an activated surface. By using each activated catalytic metal particles as a nucleus, carbon nanotubes are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Kenjiro Koizumi
  • Patent number: 9837608
    Abstract: A mask assembly includes: a mask frame; and a mask sheet disposed on the mask frame, wherein the mask sheet is stretched by applying tensile force and affixed onto the mask frame, wherein the mask sheet includes a pattern including a plurality of openings, and wherein a thickness of the pattern is different from thicknesses of other portions of the mask sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Moon, Minho Moon, Sungsoon Im, Soonchul Chang, Kyuhwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 9818909
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) containing device including a light emitting diode (LED) structure, and a light transmissive substrate in contact with the LED structure. The light transmissive substrate has a texture surface tuned to include features with dimensions greater than a wavelength of light produced by the LED structure. In some embodiments, increasing the feature size of the texture to be comparable to the wavelength of light produced by the LED increases light extraction from the LED in comparison to when the feature size of the texture is substantially less or substantially larger than the wavelength of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith E. Fogel, Jeehwan Kim, Ning Li, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 9793505
    Abstract: A light emitting device including an emissive material comprising quantum dots is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a cathode, a layer comprising a material capable of transporting and injection electrons comprising an inorganic material, an emissive layer comprising quantum dots, a layer comprising a material capable of transporting holes, a layer comprising a hole injection material, and an anode. In certain embodiments, the hole injection material can be a p-type doped hole transport material. In certain preferred embodiments, quantum dots comprise semiconductor nanocrystals. In another aspect of the invention, there is provided a light emitting device wherein the device has an initial turn-on voltage that is not greater than 1240/?, wherein ? represents the wavelength (nm) of light emitted by the emissive layer. Other light emitting devices and a method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Zhaoqun Zhou, Peter T. Kazlas, Mead Misic, Zoran Popovic, John Spencer Morris
  • Patent number: 9768402
    Abstract: A method of preparing a bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic cell through combinations of thermal and solvent vapor annealing are described. Bulk heterojunction films may prepared by known methods such as spin coating, and then exposed to one or more vaporized solvents and thermally annealed in an effort to enhance the crystalline nature of the photoactive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: University of Southern California, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Stephen R. Forrest, Mark E. Thompson, Guodan Wei, Siyi Wang
  • Patent number: 9745657
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes a chamber, a support in the chamber, the support supporting a substrate, a deposition source in the chamber, the deposition source being above the support and emitting one or more deposition materials toward the substrate, a mask between the support and the deposition source, the mask including a deposition region having one or more openings, the one or more deposition materials passing through the one or more openings, and an edge region having a plurality of first slits, the edge region surrounding the deposition region, and a first coating layer on a first surface of the mask, the first surface of the mask facing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hakmin Kim
  • Patent number: 9748498
    Abstract: Use of transition metal complexes of the formula (I) in organic light-emitting diodes where: M1 is a metal atom; carbene is a carbene ligand; L is a monoanionic or dianionic ligand; K is an uncharged monodentate or bidentate ligand selected from the group consisting of phosphines; CO; pyridines; nitriles and conjugated dienes which form a ? complex with M1; n is the number of carbene ligands and is at least 1; m is the number of ligands L, where m can be 0 or ?1; o is the number of ligands K, where o can be 0 or ?1; where the sum n+m+o is dependent on the oxidation state and coordination number of the metal atom and on the denticity of the ligands carbene, L and K and also on the charge on the ligands carbene and L, with the proviso that n is at least 1, and also an OLED comprising these transition metal complexes, a light-emitting layer comprising these transition metal complexes, OLEDs comprising this light-emitting layer, devices comprising an OLED according to the present invention, and specific tr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Markus Bold, Christian Lennartz, Martina Prinz, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Patent number: 9740323
    Abstract: Disclosed are a touch sensor and a method of fabricating the same. An insulator of the touch sensor contains a polymer and has an array of vertically aligned nanowires structure. Therefore, the touch sensor can be easily changed in thickness, which facilitates change in electrostatic capacity, thereby increasing sensitivity of the touch sensor. In addition, the present invention can simplify an existing complicated process of fabricating a touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Myung-Han Yoon, Jaehyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 9650716
    Abstract: A method is used to provide an electrically conductive article. The method includes: (i) providing a continuous polymeric web of a transparent polymeric substrate; (ii) forming a first photocurable pattern on at least a first portion on a first supporting side of the continuous polymeric web using a photocurable composition comprising metal particles; (iii) exposing the photocurable pattern to form a photocured pattern on the first portion of the first supporting side; (iv) electrolessly plating the photocured pattern with an electrically-conductive metal to form an electrically-conductive metal pattern; and (v) forming a dry outermost polymeric coating over at least part but not all of the electrically-conductive pattern, the dry polymeric coating having a dry thickness of less than 5 ?m, an integrated transmittance of at least 80%, and comprising a non-crosslinked thermoplastic polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) that is equal to or greater than 65° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Marcus Stephen Bermel, Lisa Baxter Todd, Linda Mae Franklin, Thomas Henry Mourey, Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain