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OLED area illumination source

United States Patent

March 25, 2008
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The present invention relates to an area illumination light source comprising a plurality of individual OLED panels. The individual OLED panels are configured in a physically modular fashion. Each OLED panel comprising a plurality of OLED devices. Each OLED panel comprises a first electrode and a second electrode such that the power being supplied to each individual OLED panel may be varied independently. A power supply unit capable of delivering varying levels of voltage simultaneously to the first and second electrodes of each of the individual OLED panels is also provided. The area illumination light source also comprises a mount within which the OLED panels are arrayed.
Foust; Donald Franklin (Scotia, NY), Duggal; Anil Raj (Niskayuna, NY), Shiang; Joseph John (Niskayuna, NY), Nealon; William Francis (Gloversville, NY), Bortscheller; Jacob Charles (Clifton Park, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 934,015
September 2, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-00NT40989 awarded by Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.