(19)
(11)EP 1 401 036 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
25.11.2009 Bulletin 2009/48

(43)Date of publication A2:
24.03.2004 Bulletin 2004/13

(21)Application number: 03077854.2

(22)Date of filing:  11.09.2003
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01L 51/40  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK

(30)Priority: 23.09.2002 US 252343

(71)Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester NY 14650-2201 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Marcus, Michael A.
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Grace, Jeremy M.
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Klug, Justin H.
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Van, Steven A.
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)

(74)Representative: Weber, Etienne Nicolas et al
Kodak Industrie Département Brevets - CRT Zone Industrielle
71102 Chalon sur Saône Cedex
71102 Chalon sur Saône Cedex (FR)

  


(54)Depositing layers in oled devices using viscous flow


(57) A method of depositing a patterned organic layer includes providing a manifold and an OLED display substrate in a chamber at reduced pressure and spaced relative to each other; providing a structure sealingly covering at least one surface of the manifold, the structure including a plurality of nozzles extending through the structure into the manifold. The method also includes delivering vaporized organic materials into the manifold, and applying an inert gas under pressure into the manifold so that the inert gas provides a viscous gas flow through each of the nozzles, such viscous gas flow transporting at least portions of the vaporized organic materials from the manifold through the nozzles to provide directed beams of the inert gas and of the vaporized organic materials and projecting the directed beams onto the OLED display substrate for depositing a pattern of an organic layer on the substrate.