Patent Number: 6,309,486

Title: Polychromatic organic electroluminescent device and method of manufacturing the same

Abstract: A functional laminate film protects a color conversion filter and an organic electroluminescent element from mutual contamination during manufacture and use. The functional laminate film includes a transparent base film, a coupling layer and a hard coat layer. The coupling layer is bonded to the color conversion filter to present a flat surface with substantial reduction in optical defects. The hard coat layer is hard enough to withstand the formation of the organic electroluminescent element on its upper surface. The hard coat layer also acts as a barrier to prevent chemical species from the fluorescent materials within the color conversion filter from adversely affecting the organic electroluminescent element during manufacture and operation, and vice versa. The result is an improved polychromatic electroluminescent device composed of the organic electroluminescent element, the functional laminate film and the color conversion filter. The device has a greatly improved angle of visibility, high quality output and extended usable life.

Inventors: Kawaguchi; Koji (Kanagawa, JP), Kanno; Toshiyuki (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01L 51/50 (20060101); H01L 51/52 (20060101); H01L 51/05 (20060101); H01L 51/30 (20060101); H01J 001/88 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018