Patents Assigned to Merck Patent GmbH
  • Publication number: 20200291298
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid-crystalline medium which contains at least one compound of formula IA, and in addition at least one compound of formula CC-n-V and/or CC-V-V1, where the percentage proportion of the compound(s) of formula IA is greater than or equal to the percentage proportion of CC-n-V, and/or the percentage proportion of the compound(s) of formula IA is greater than the percentage proportion of CC-V-V1, where the percentage proportion is based on the liquid-crystalline medium, and the use thereof in active-matrix displays, in particular based on the VA, PSA, PVA, PS-VA, SS-VA, SA-VA, PA-VA, PALC, FFS, PS-FFS, PS-IPS or IPS effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Harald HIRSCHMANN, Martina WINDHORST, Volker REIFFENRATH
  • Publication number: 20200291347
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for performing cell culture by using a solid cell culture media form prepared by a 3D printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Werner STOCKUM, Charlotte LINDHARDT
  • Publication number: 20200291299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymerisable LC material comprising at least one monoreactive mesogenic compound, at least one di- or multireactive mesogenic compound and pentaerythritol tetrakis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate). Furthermore, the present invention relates also to a method for its preparation, a polymer film with improved thermal durability obtainable from the corresponding polymerisable LC material, to a method of preparation of such polymer film, and to the use of such polymer film and said polymerisable LC material for optical, electro-optical, decorative or security devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephen MULCAHY, lain GARDINER, Jack BRADFORD
  • Patent number: 10774263
    Abstract: A liquid-crystalline medium, preferably having a nematic phase and exhibiting a dielectric anisotropy of 0.5 or more, which contains compounds of formula B and formula S in which denotes denotes the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the IPS or FFS effect, displays of this type which contain a liquid-crystalline medium of this type, and the use of the compounds of formula S for the improvement of the transmission and/or response times of a liquid-crystalline medium which contains one or more additional mesogenic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Atsutaka Manabe, Constanze Brocke, Herbert Plach
  • Patent number: 10774362
    Abstract: Sample preparation unit, preferably for sterility testing: a housing body including at least two ports adapted to serve as fluid inlet and/or fluid outlet, a membrane support, and a lid part such that a membrane chamber is defined adjacent said membrane support. One of at least two ports is arranged so as to allow a fluid transfer to/from a first volume of the membrane chamber at a position upstream of a membrane to be placed on the membrane support, and the other ports arranged to allow fluid transfer to/from a second volume of said membrane chamber at a position downstream of a membrane to be placed on said membrane support. A movable part is provided on housing body such that the movable part and housing body are movable relative to each other, selectively interrupting/establishing fluid transfer between at least one of two ports and the membrane chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Anne Baumstummler, Marie Pressel, Sandra Laborde, David Lehmann, Gael Waiche
  • Patent number: 10774061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium, preferably having a nematic phase and dielectric anisotropy of 0.5 or more, which comprises one or more compounds of formula S in which denotes and to the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the IPS or FFS effect, to displays of this type which contain a liquid-crystalline medium of this type, and to the use of the compounds of formula S for the improvement of the transmission and/or response times of a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises one or more additional mesogenic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Atsutaka Manabe, Constanze Brocke, Brigitte Schuler, Ramin Tavakoli
  • Publication number: 20200283894
    Abstract: Methods of forming metal-containing films by atomic layer deposition are provided. The methods include delivering a metal-containing complex, a purge gas, and a co-reactant to a first substrate under sufficient conditions such that the metal-containing film selectively grows on at least a portion of the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien LEHN, Charles DEZELAH, Jacob WOODRUFF
  • Patent number: 10765809
    Abstract: A reloadable auto injector has a needle insertion driver to be re-activated upon reloading. A syringe is movably positioned in a housing between a first position and a second position. A plunger rod is locked to a plunger rod tube by a deflectable locking member. A syringe driver applies a force to the syringe to move the syringe together with plunger rod tube, plunger rod and plunger rod driver from the first position to the second position. In the second position, the locking member is unlocked and releases the plunger rod to thereby activate the plunger rod driver to advance the plunger rod in the syringe for delivering of medicament. A reload handle is connected to the syringe assembly so that user operation of the reload handle retracts the syringe to the first position and simultaneously reloads the syringe driver for delivering a further dose of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Soeren Bechmann, Flemming Madsen, Esben Johansen
  • Patent number: 10768132
    Abstract: The present patent application relates to a device (1) for measuring the conductivity of a liquid, which comprises a measuring chamber for containing a sampling volume to be irradiated with UV rays formed in a hydraulic body (4) which comprises an inlet channel for feeding the measuring chamber with liquid to be measured and an outlet channel for removing the measured liquid from the measuring chamber, the inlet channel and the outlet channel emerging on either side beyond a surface exposed to the UV rays, such that only the sampling volume contained in the measuring chamber is irradiated. The present patent application is also directed towards a use of such a device and to a purification system comprising such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Rajagopalan, Yves Gaignet, Celine Le Ninivin Glipa
  • Publication number: 20200277247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of fluorinated compounds, to novel compounds containing fluorinated end groups, to the use thereof and to compositions comprising novel compounds containing fluorinated end groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Reiner FRIEDRICH, Fabian KOCH
  • Publication number: 20200277284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula (1) which are suitable for use in electronic devices, in particular organic electroluminescent devices, and to electronic devices which comprise these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Rouven Linge, Sebastian Meyer, Lara-Isabel Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20200277731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of synthetic leather, to synthetic leather produced by such a method as well as to the use thereof. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for the production of synthetic leather exhibiting a virtual three-dimensional pattern on its visible face, whereby the leather comprises platelet-shaped effect pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Edric CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200277399
    Abstract: A specific antigen-binding member (ABM) comprising a specific antigen-binding moiety and an antibody Fc region comprising a CH2 domain, which is engineered for a cysteine substitution at position 108 and/or 113, wherein numbering is according to the IMGT, and wherein the antibody Fc region does not comprise an antigen-binding CH3 domain; and an ABM conjugate (ABMC) comprising the ABM and at least one heterologous molecule covalently conjugated to one or both of the cysteines at positions 108 and 113 of the CH2 domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Gordana WOZNIAK-KNOPP, Florian RÜKER, Gerhard STADLMAYR, Jakub RYBKA, Nicolas RASCHE, Stephan DICKGIESSER
  • Patent number: 10759775
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds containing a polycyclic unit, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to compositions, polymer blends and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, compositions and polymer blends as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD), organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, OPD, OFET and OLED devices comprising these compounds, compositions or polymer blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Graham Morse, Lana Nanson, William Mitchell, Michal Krompiec, Mansoor D'Lavari, Agnieszka Pron
  • Patent number: 10759856
    Abstract: The present application relates to anti-PD-L1 antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof, nucleic acid encoding the same, therapeutic compositions thereof, and their use to enhance T-cell function to upregulate cell-mediated immune responses and for the treatment of T cell dysfunctional disorders, such as tumor immunity, for the treatment of and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Horacio G. Nastri, Christel Iffland, Olivier Leger, Qi An, Mark Cartwright, Sean D. McKenna, Vanita D. Sood, Gang Hao
  • Patent number: 10759996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising polymerisable compounds, to a process for its preparation, to its use for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, and to LC displays comprising it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Mathias Bremer, Patrick Suess, Nils Greinert, Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Christian Schoenefeld
  • Publication number: 20200262805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds, particularly to hydrophilic compounds, comprising a photoactive unit, said novel compounds being particularly suitable for ophthalmic devices. The present application also relates to ophthalmic devices comprising such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Lars DOBELMANN-MARA, Stefan RIEDMUELLER, Martin SCHRAUB
  • Publication number: 20200262795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula M in which RM has the meaning indicated in claim 1, to liquid crystal mixture comprising the same, to the use of these liquid-crystal media, in particular in components for high-frequency technology, and to components of this type which contain media according to the invention, and to the production and use of these components. The components according to the invention are suitable, in particular, as phase shifters in the microwave and millimetre wave region, for microwave and millimetre wave array antennae and very particularly for so-called tunable “reflectarrays”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias BREMER, Atsutaka MANABE
  • Publication number: 20200263091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixture comprising a not fully aromatic polymerisabe compound and a polymerisable photoinitiator, to liquid-crystal (LC) media comprising them, and to the use of the polymerisable compounds and LC media for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, especially in LC displays of the polymer sustained alignment type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Qiong TONG, Dmitry USHAKOV, Helga HAAS, Steffen GNAUCK, Thorsten RACHOR, Sven SCHUEPFER, Simon MUNDINGER
  • Publication number: 20200266349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices which comprise at least one specific ketone solvent containing a non aromatic cycle and at least one organic functional material, preferably selected from organic conductors, organic semiconductors, organic fluorescent compounds, organic phosphorescent compounds, organic light-absorbent compounds, organic light-sensitive compounds, organic photosensitisation agents and other organic photoactive compounds, selected from organometallic complexes of transition metals, rare earths, lanthanides and actinides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: GAELLE BEALLE, Christoph LEONHARD, Hsin-Rong TSENG, Irina MARTYNOVA, Aurelie LUDEMANN