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Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2016-10-18

A method of patterning a device comprises providing on a device substrate a layer of a fluorinated photopolymer comprising at least three distinct repeating units including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group, a second repeating unit having an acid- or alcohol-forming precursor group, and a third repeating unit having a sensitizing dye. The photopolymer has a total fluorine content in a range of 15 to 60% by weight. The photopolymer layer is exposed to patterned light and contacted with a developing agent to remove a portion of exposed photopolymer layer in accordance with the patterned light, thereby forming a developed structure having a first pattern of photopolymer covering the substrate and a complementary second pattern of uncovered substrate corresponding to the removed portion of photopolymer. The developing agent comprises at least 50% by volume of a fluorinated solvent.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2017-06-07

A method of patterning an organic device includes depositing a first organic functional layer over a device substrate to form a first intermediate structure, the first organic functional layer having a first function such as hole transport or electron transport. The first intermediate structure is coated with a fluoropolymer and treated in a processing agent comprising a fluorinated solvent in which the fluoropolymer is soluble to form a processed intermediate structure. A second organic functional layer is deposited over at least a portion of the first organic functional layer, the second organic functional layer also having the first function.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2017-06-07

A method of making an OLED device includes providing a first undercut lift-off structure over the device substrate having a first array of bottom electrodes. Next, one or more first organic EL medium layers including at least a first light-emitting layer are deposited over the first undercut lift-off structure and over the first array of bottom electrodes. The first undercut lift-off structure and overlying first organic EL medium layer(s) are removed by treatment with a first lift-off agent comprising a fluorinated solvent to form a first intermediate structure. The process is repeated using a second undercut lift-off structure to deposit one or more second organic EL medium layers over a second array of bottom electrodes. After removal of the second undercut lift-off structure, a common top electrode is provided in electrical contact with the first and second organic EL medium layers.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2017-06-07

A method of making a device includes providing a fluorinated material layer over the device substrate having one or more target areas for patterning. One or more lift-off structures are formed at least in part by developing a first pattern of one or more open areas in the fluorinated material layer in alignment with the one or more target areas by contact with a developing agent including a fluorinated solvent which dissolves the fluorinated material at a first rate. After patterning, the lift-off structures are removed by contact with a lift-off agent including a fluorinated solvent wherein the lift-off agent dissolves the fluorinated material at a second rate that is at least 150 nm/sec and higher than the first rate.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2017-06-07

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.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2015-02-04

A photosensitive composition is disclosed including a fluorinated photo cross-linkable polymer provided in a fluorinated solvent such as a hydrofluoroether. The photo cross-linkable polymer includes a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group but not a cinnamate group, and a second repeating unit having a fluorine-containing cinnamate group. The polymer has a total fluorine content in a range of 30 to 60% by weight. The composition can be used to form patterned barrier or dielectric structures over substrates and devices such as organic electronic devices.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2015-07-24

A photopolymer layer is formed on an organic device substrate and exposed to patterned radiation. The photopolymer layer includes a photopolymer comprising at least a first repeating unit having an acid-catalyzed, solubility-altering reactive group, wherein the total fluorine content of the photopolymer is less than 30% by weight. The pattern exposed photopolymer is contacted with a developing agent, such as a developing solution, to remove unexposed photopolymer, thereby forming a developed structure having a first pattern of exposed photopolymer covering the substrate and a complementary second pattern of uncovered substrate corresponding to the unexposed photopolymer. The developing agent comprises at least 50% by volume of a hydrofluoroether developing solvent.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2014-07-18

A photosensitive composition comprises a fluorinated solvent, a photo-acid generator and a copolymer. The copolymer comprises at least three distinct repeating units, including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group, a second repeating unit having an acid-catalyzed cross-linkable group, and a third repeating unit having a sensitizing dye. The composition is useful in the fabrication of electronic devices, especially organic electronic and bioelectronic devices.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2014-07-18

A photosensitive composition useful for fabricating organic electronic devices comprises a fluorinated solvent a fluorinated sensitizing dye and a copolymer. The copolymer comprises at least two distinct repeating units, including a first repeating unit having a fluorine-containing group and a second repeating unit having a solubility-altering reactive group. The presence of the fluorinated sensitizing dye improves photosensitivity.


Patent
Orthogonal, Inc | Date: 2015-11-17

A method of making a structure having a patterned a base layer and useful in the fabrication of optical and electronic devices including bioelectronic devices includes, in one embodiment, the steps of: a) providing a layer of a radiation-sensitive resin; b) exposing the layer of radiation-sensitive resin to patterned radiation to form a base layer precursor having a first pattern of exposed radiation-sensitive resin and a second pattern of unexposed radiation-sensitive resin; c) providing a layer of fluoropolymer in a third pattern over the base layer precursor to form a first intermediate structure; d) treating the first intermediate structure to form a second intermediate structure; and e) selectively removing either the first or second pattern of resin by contacting the second intermediate structure with a resin developing agent, thereby forming the patterned base layer. The method is capable of providing multilayer articles having almost any shape at high resolution without the need for expensive or damaging mechanical or laser cutting.

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