Patents by Inventor Brandon Howard Smith

Brandon Howard Smith has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10497943
    Abstract: A core-shell catalyst includes a porous, palladium-based core particle and a catalytic layer on the particle. The particle can be made by providing a precursor particle that has palladium interspersed with a sacrificial material. At least a portion of the sacrificial material is then removed such that the remaining precursor particle is porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Minhua Shao, Brandon Howard Smith
  • Patent number: 9336921
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; and a metallocene; where the metallocene is present in an amount of greater than 50 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing a thin film comprising dissolving a regioregular polyalkylthiophene or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] in a solvent to form a solution; dissolving a metallocene in the solution; disposing the solution on a substrate; and annealing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Brandon Howard Smith
  • Patent number: 9330809
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; and a metallocene; where the metallocene is present in an amount of greater than 75 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition; where the charge mobility is increased by a factor of 3 or more over compositions having 50 wt % of ferrocene or less with the remainder being a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Brandon Howard Smith
  • Publication number: 20150372313
    Abstract: A core-shell catalyst includes a porous, palladium-based core particle and a catalytic layer on the particle. The particle can be made by providing a precursor particle that has palladium interspersed with a sacrificial material. At least a portion of the sacrificial material is then removed such that the remaining precursor particle is porous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Minhua SHAO, Brandon Howard SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150170784
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; and a metallocene; where the metallocene is present in an amount of greater than 75 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition; where the charge mobility is increased by a factor of 3 or more over compositions having 50 wt % of ferrocene or less with the remainder being a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene].
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Brandon Howard Smith
  • Publication number: 20150170783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; and a metallocene; where the metallocene is present in an amount of greater than 50 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing a thin film comprising dissolving a regioregular polyalkylthiophene or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] in a solvent to form a solution; dissolving a metallocene in the solution; disposing the solution on a substrate; and annealing the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicants: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, The Penn State Research Foundation, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Brandon Howard Smith