Patents by Inventor David Sparrowe

David Sparrowe 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: 10340457
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds, which are small molecules or conjugated polymers, containing one or more fluorinated polycyclic units, 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: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Mansoor D'Lavari, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 10270034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds comprising a tetra-aryl indacenodithiophene-based structural unit, the synthesis of such compounds as well as their use in organic electronic devices. The invention further relates to organic electronic devices comprising such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, David Sparrowe
  • Publication number: 20190023836
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds containing one or more 1,3-dithiolo[4,5-d]phthalimide (“DTPI”) units, to methods for their preparation preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these compounds, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Changsheng WANG, William MITCHELL, David SPARROWE
  • Patent number: 10134994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel polycyclic polymer comprising fused thiophene units. The present invention also relates to a method for producing such polymer as well as the use of such polymer, particularly in organoelectronic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 9914742
    Abstract: The present invention relates compounds comprising a tetra-heteroaryl indacenodithiophene-based structural unit, the synthesis of such compounds as well as their use in organic electronic devices. The invention further relates to organic electronic devices comprising such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 9806263
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more diindeno-thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, David Sparrowe
  • Publication number: 20170210752
    Abstract: The present invention relates compounds comprising a tetra-heteroaryl indacenodithiophene-based structural unit, the synthesis of such compounds as well as their use in organic electronic devices. The invention further relates to organic electronic devices comprising such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Patent number: 9695190
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 9676901
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more repeating units derived from indacenodibenzothiophene or dithia-dicyclopenta-dibenzothiophene, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Mansoor D'Lavari, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, David Sparrowe
  • Publication number: 20170162805
    Abstract: The invention relates to extended non-linear acene derivatives, methods of their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and OE devices comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20170141317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds comprising a tetra-aryl indacenodithiophene-based structural unit, the synthesis of such compounds as well as their use in organic electronic devices. The invention further relates to organic electronic devices comprising such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20170117477
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds, which are small molecules or conjugated polymers, containing one or more fluorinated polycyclic units, 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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Mansoor D'LAVARI, William MITCHELL, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20160301008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel polycyclic polymer comprising fused thiophene units. The present invention also relates to a method for producing such polymer as well as the use of such polymer, particularly in organoelectronic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20160276591
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more diindeno-thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20160133863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The formulation comprises a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 15 mPas and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these formulations as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Stephen Bain, Paul Craig Brookes, Edgar Kluge, Li Wei Tan, David Sparrowe, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9206352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The formulation comprises a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 15 mPas and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these formulations as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Stephen Bain, Paul Craig Brookes, Edgar Kluge, Li Wei Tan, David Sparrowe, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20150349256
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Changsheng WANG, Steven TIERNEY, David SPARROWE
  • Publication number: 20150255725
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting oligomers or polymers containing alkylated dithieno[2,3-d:2?,3?-d?]-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b?]dithiophene units, methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the oligomers, polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices or organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these oligomers, polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Mansoor D'Lavari, David Sparrowe
  • Publication number: 20150144847
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more repeating units derived from indacenodibenzothiophene or dithia-dicyclopenta-dibenzothiophene, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Mansoor D'Lavari, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 8878165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the treatment of electrodes in organic electronic (OE) devices, in particular organic field effect transistors (OFETs), to devices prepared by such a process, and to materials and formulations used in such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Tomas Backlund, Paul Craig Brookes, David Sparrowe, Toby Cull, Giles Lloyd