Patents by Inventor Frank Bienewald

Frank Bienewald 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: 11401227
    Abstract: A process produces a mono vinyl ether, R—O—CH?CH2. R represents an organic group with at least three carbon atoms. The process involves reacting a mono hydroxy compound. R—OH, with acetylene in presence of a catalyst to get a product mixture containing the mono vinyl ether, unconverted mono hydroxy compound, and the catalyst. To the product mixture, an ester is added that contains at least one ester group, X—O2C—. X is a hydrocarbon group containing less carbon atoms than R. The remaining mono hydroxy compound R—OH is reacted with the ester in the presence of the catalyst to get a transesterification product containing at least one ester group, R—O2C—, and an alcohol, X—OH. The mono vinyl ether is isolated from the product mixture obtained after the ester addition, optionally followed by purification of the mono vinyl ether by distillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Bienewald, Martin Voelkert, Rolf Pinkos
  • Publication number: 20220144767
    Abstract: A process produces a mono vinyl thioether by reacting acetylene with a compound containing one thiol group and one hydroxy group, referred to as a thiol-hydroxy compound, where the reaction is performed at a pressure below 2 bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ruth Lohwasser, Pavel Tuzina, Frank Bienewald, Dagmar Pascale Kunsmann-Keitel
  • Publication number: 20220092123
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for storage of digital information data via at least one processing unit (110) operatively coupled to at least one database is proposed. In at least one embodiment, the method comprises: providing at least one portion of the digital information data; performing at least one syntactic and/or semantic search in the at least one database based upon the portion of the digital information data; providing one or more meta-data strings in response to the at least one syntactic and/or semantic search; receiving at least one relevant meta-data string; and storing the portion of digital information data and the at least one relevant meta-data string. In at least one embodiment, the at least one relevant meta-data string is usable for a future syntactic and/or semantic search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Bienewald, Henning Schwabe
  • Publication number: 20210340090
    Abstract: A process produces a mono vinyl ether, R—O—CH?CH2. R represents an organic group with at least three carbon atoms. The process involves reacting a mono hydroxy compound. R—OH, with acetylene in presence of a catalyst to get a product mixture containing the mono vinyl ether, unconverted mono hydroxy compound, and the catalyst. To the product mixture, an ester is added that contains at least one ester group, X—O2C—. X is a hydrocarbon group containing less carbon atoms than R. The remaining mono hydroxy compound R—OH is reacted with the ester in the presence of the catalyst to get a transesterification product containing at least one ester group, R—O2C—, and an alcohol, X—OH. The mono vinyl ether is isolated from the product mixture obtained after the ester addition, optionally followed by purification of the mono vinyl ether by distillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank BIENEWALD, Martin Voelkert, Rolf Pinkos
  • Patent number: 9018397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula I wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and their use as organic semiconductor in organic devices, like diodes, organic field effect transistors and/or a solar cells. The compounds of the formula I have excellent solubility in organic solvents. High efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when said compounds are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Zhimin Hao, Beat Schmidhalter, Jean-Luc Budry, Margherita Fontana, Matheiu G. R. Turbiez, Frank Bienewald, Mathias Duggeli, Oliver Frederic Aebischer, Pascal Hayoz, Marta Fondrodona Turon
  • Patent number: 8758880
    Abstract: Monomeric or polymeric compounds comprising at least one moiety of the formula (Ia) wherein X is CR, where R is H or a substituent as defined in claim 1, or is another ketopyrrole moiety e.g. of the formula (Ib) or (Ic) with this moiety and all other symbols are as defined in claim 1, show good solubility in organic solvents and excellent film-forming properties. In addition, high efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when the polymers according to the invention are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jean-Charles Flores, Ulrich Berens, Frank Bienewald, Hans Jürg Kirner, Mathieu G. R. Turbiez
  • Patent number: 8471019
    Abstract: A semiconducting layer comprising a non-polymeric quinoid heteroacene compound of the formula (I) wherein X stands for O, S or NR, each of R, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 being independently selected from hydrogen and an organic residue, or 2 or more thereof together forming one or more annealed rings, which may be substituted or unsubstituted, carbocyclic or helerocyclic, aromatic, quinoid or aliphatic, may be used e.g. for the manufacture of a diode, an organic field effect transistor, an organic thin film transistor, or a device containing a diode and/or an organic field effect transistor and/or organic thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrich Berens, Arno Stassen, Beat Schmidhalter, Wolfgang Kalb, Frank Bienewald
  • Patent number: 8436208
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a substituted 2,2?-dithiophene is described, which process comprises the steps (a), (c) and optional steps (b) and (d): a reaction of a compound of the formula: with a suitable lithium organic compound, preferably Li-alkyl or Li-alkylamide; b) optional exchange of lithium against another metal selected from Mg1 Zn and Cu; c) reaction of the metallated intermediate obtained in step (a) or (b) with a suitable electrophil, which is CO2 or an aldehyde (addition reaction), or a compound Y?—R17 or Y?—R18-Z (substitution reaction), where R17 and R18 are as defined in claim 1; and optionally d) modification of the product obtained in step (c), e.g. by introducing one or more conjugating moieties Y ring closure between suitable monovalent residues R17, exchange or extension of functional groups or substituents such as addition to carbonyl or substitution of carbonyl in R17 or R18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hans Jürg Kirner, Frank Bienewald, Jean-Charles Flores, Olivier Frédéric Aebischer
  • Patent number: 8404864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and their use as organic semiconductor in organic devices, like diodes, organic field effect transistors and/or a solar cells. The compounds of the formula I have excellent solubility in organic solvents. High efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when said compounds are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Zhimin Hao, Beat Schmidhalter, Jean-Luc Budry, Margherita Fontana, Mathieu Turbiez, Frank Bienewald, Mathias Düggeli, Oliver Frédéric Aebischer, Pascal Hayoz, Marta Fonrodona Turon
  • Patent number: 8101776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor device comprising a compound of the formula I and of the formula XXI, wherein the symbols have the meanings defined in the specification, to the novel compounds of the formula I and XXI and to the use of such a compound as an organic semiconductor for the preparation of an electronic device, and further compounds and devices, as well as other embodiments given in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrich Berens, Frank Bienewald, Hans Jürg Kirner
  • Patent number: 8044058
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of merocyanine derivatives of formula Q is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; —OH; —OR7; —NR7R8; or —N?R9; R1 is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; —OR7, —SR7; —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12 alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12heteroalkyl, C2-C11heteroaralkyl; C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R4 is cyano; COR7, COOR7; CONR7R8; SO2(C6-C12)aryl; C2-C12alk-1-enyl; C3-C12cycloalk-1-enyl; C2-C12alk-1-inyl; C2-C12heteroalkyl; C3-C5heterocycloalkyl; C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R5 is —COR7; —COOR7; —OR7; —SR7, —NHR7, —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12alkylphenyl; C1-C12alkoxy-C6-C10aryl; C1-C12heteroalkyl; C2-C11heteroaralkyl; C3-C12cycloheteroalkyl; C6-C10aryl; C1-C12alkoxy-C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R6 is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; C1-C22alkoxy; or COR7; R7 and R8 independently from each other are hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; —(C
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Wagner, Frank Bienewald, Heinz Wolleb, Olof Wallquist, Bernd Herzog, Thomas Ehlis, Jürg Haase
  • Publication number: 20110062426
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a substituted 2,2?-dithiophene is described, which process comprises the steps (a), (c) and optional steps (b) and (d): a reaction of a compound of the formula: with a suitable lithium organic compound, preferably Li-alkyl or Li-alkylamide; b) optional exchange of lithium against another metal selected from Mg1 Zn and Cu; c) reaction of the metallated intermediate obtained in step (a) or (b) with a suitable electrophil, which is CO2 or an aldehyde (addition reaction), or a compound Y?—R17 or Y?—R18-Z (substitution reaction), where R17 and R18 are as defined in claim 1; and optionally d) modification of the product obtained in step (c), e.g. by introducing one or more conjugating moieties Y ring closure between suitable monovalent residues R17, exchange or extension of functional groups or substituents such as addition to carbonyl or substitution of carbonyl in R17 or R18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hans Jurg Kirner, Frank Bienewald, Jean Charles Flores, Oliver Frédéric Aebischer
  • Publication number: 20110017981
    Abstract: A convenient way for preparing thin layers of organic semiconducting materials comprises application or deposition of particles of a semiconducting material containing an organic semiconductor on a suitable surface, and converting these particles into a semiconducting layer on a substrate by application of pressure and optionally elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gordon Bradley, Lukas Burgi, Frank Bienewald
  • Publication number: 20110004004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and their use as organic semiconductor in organic devices, like diodes, organic field effect transistors and/or a solar cells. The compounds of the formula I have excellent solubility in organic solvents. High efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when said compounds are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Zhimin Hao, Beat Schmidhalter, Jean-Luc Budry, Margherita Fontana, Matheiu G.R. Turbiez, Frank Bienewald, Mathias Duggeli, Oliver Frederic Aebischer, Pascal Hayoz, Marta Fondrodona Turon
  • Publication number: 20100297405
    Abstract: Monomeric or polymeric compounds comprising at least one moiety of the formula (Ia) wherein X is CR, where R is H or a substituent as defined in claim 1, or is another ketopyrrole moiety e.g. of the formula (1b) or (1c) with this moiety and all other symbols are as defined in claim 1, show good solubility in organic solvents and excellent film-forming properties. In addition, high efficiency of energy conversion, excellent field-effect mobility, good on/off current ratios and/or excellent stability can be observed, when the polymers according to the invention are used in semiconductor devices or organic photovoltaic (PV) devices (solar cells).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jean-Charles Flores, Ulrich Berens, Frank Bienewald, Hans Jurg Kirner, Mathieu G.R. Turbiez
  • Publication number: 20100209466
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of merocyanine derivatives of formula Q is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; —OH; —OR7; —NR7R8; or —N?R9; R1 is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; —OR7, —SR7; —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12 alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12heteroalkyl, C2-C11heteroaralkyl; C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R4 is cyano; COR7, COOR7; CONR7R8; SO2(C6-C12)aryl; C2-C12alk-1-enyl; C3-C12cycloalk-1-enyl; C2-C12alk-1-inyl; C2-C12heteroalkyl; C3-C5heterocycloalkyl; C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R5 is —COR7; —COOR7; —OR7; —SR7, —NHR7, —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12alkylphenyl; C1-C12alkoxy-C6-C10aryl; C1-C12heteroalkyl; C2-C11heteroaralkyl; C3-C12cycloheteroalkyl; C6-C10aryl; C1-C12alkoxy-C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R6 is hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; C1-C22alkoxy; or COR7; R7 and R8 independently from each other are hydrogen; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; —(CH2
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Barbara Wagner, Frank Bienewald, Heinz Wolleb, Olof Wallquist, Bernd Herzog, Thomas Ehlis, Jürg Haase
  • Patent number: 7772242
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of the compounds of formula ?wherein Q is —OH; —OR7; —NH2; —NHR7; —NR7R8; or —N?R9; T is —COR5; —CN; or —SO2—(C6-C12)aryl; R1 is hydrogen; —OR7, —SR7; —NHR7; —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12Alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12heteroalkyl, C2-C11heteroaralkyl; C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R2 and R3 independently from each other are C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl, C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12heteroalkyl; C3-C12cycloheteroalkyl; C2-C11heteroaralkyl, C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R4 is cyano; COR7, COOR7; CONH2; CONHR7; CONR7R8; SO2(C6-C12)aryl, C2-C12alk-1 -enyl; C3-C12cycloalk-1-enyl; C2-C12alk-1-inyl; C2-C12heteroalkyl, C3-C5heterocycloalkyl, C6-C10aryl; or C1-C9heteroaryl; R5 is —COR7; —COOR7; —OR7; —SR7, —NHR7, —NR7R8; C1-C22alkyl; C2-C12alkenyl; C2-C12alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C12aralkyl; C1-C12alkylphenyl; C1-C12alkoxy-C6-C10aryl; C1-C12heteroalkyl; C2-C11heteroaralk
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Barbara Wagner, Frank Bienewald, Heinz Wolleb, Olof Wallquist, Bernd Herzog, Thomas Ehlis, Jürg Haase
  • Patent number: 7723521
    Abstract: A novel semiconductor device comprises an azaperylene organic semiconductor of the formula I wherein the substitutents are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Bienewald, Beat Schmidhalter, Ulrich Berens, Hans Jürg Kirner
  • Patent number: 7692034
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel synthesis methods for the preparation of the intermediates, which are suitable for the preparation of statin derivatives, especially to novel synthesis methods of the intermediate of formula VI wherein Ra and Rc are each independently of the other hydrogen or a hydroxy-protecting group or together are a bridging hydroxy-protecting group, and Rb is a carboxy-protecting group, which methods are carried out by conversion of the intermediate of formula XIX wherein Ra and Rc are each independently of the other hydrogen or a hydroxy-protecting group, and Rb is a carboxy-protective group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Reinhold Öhrlein, Gabriele Baisch, Hans Jürg Kirner, Frank Bienewald, Stephan Burkhardt, Martin Studer
  • Publication number: 20090299070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor device comprising a compound of the formula I and of the formula XXI, wherein the symbols have the meanings defined in the specification, to the novel compounds of the formula I and XXI and to the use of such a compound as an organic semiconductor for the preparation of an electronic device, and further compounds and devices, as well as other embodiments given in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Ulrich Berens, Frank Bienewald, Hans Jürg Kirner