High stability optical encapsulation and packaging for light-emitting diodes in the green, blue, and near UV range

  • US 6,590,235 B2
  • Filed: 02/02/2001
  • Issued: 07/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A light emitting diode (LED) component comprising:

  • an LED chip emitting light having a wavelength in a range of 200 to 570 nanometers; and

    an optic encapsulating the LED chip, the optic comprising;

    an outer optically transmissive shell of rigid material; and

    a quantity of resilient, optically transmissive material inside the shell.

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