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Stacked white OLED having separate red, green and blue sub-elements

United States Patent

8,766,291
July 1, 2014
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The present invention relates to efficient organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). The devices employ three emissive sub-elements, typically emitting red, green and blue, to sufficiently cover the visible spectrum. Thus, the devices may be white-emitting OLEDs, or WOLEDs. Each sub-element comprises at least one organic layer which is an emissive layer--i.e., the layer is capable of emitting light when a voltage is applied across the stacked device. The sub-elements are vertically stacked and are separated by charge generating layers. The charge-generating layers are layers that inject charge carriers into the adjacent layer(s) but do not have a direct external connection.
Forrest; Stephen (Ann Arbor, MI), Qi; Xiangfei (Ann Arbor, MI), Slootsky; Michael (Ann Arbor, NJ)
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
13/ 124,698
20110248249
October 28, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-07ER84809 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention. The claimed invention was made by, on behalf of, and/or in connection with one or more of the following parties to a joint university corporation research agreement: Regents of the University of Michigan, Princeton University, The University of Southern California, and the Universal Display Corporation. The agreement was in effect on and before the date the claimed invention was made, and the claimed invention was made as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the agreement.