Transparent light emitting diodes

  • US 10,454,010 B1
  • Filed: 05/24/2019
  • Issued: 10/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A light emitting device, comprising:

  • a sapphire plate, a cathode on a first end of the sapphire plate and an anode on a second end of the sapphire plate, wherein the cathode and anode provide structural support to the sapphire plate and are adapted to provide an electrical connection between the light emitting device and a structure outside the light emitting device;

    at least one III-nitride light emitting diode (LED) comprising a sapphire growth substrate, the sapphire growth substrate in mechanical communication with the sapphire plate, and the LED and sapphire plate configured to extract light emitted by the LED through the sapphire plate; and

    a molding comprising a phosphor and surrounding the LED, the molding configured to extract light from both a front side of the light emitting device and a back side of the light emitting device.

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