Patents by Inventor Frank Egon Meyer

Frank Egon Meyer 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: 10158079
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers of benzodithiophene, methods and materials for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 10125214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers comprising structural units having partially fluorinated substituents, to mixtures and formulations comprising the polymers according to the invention, to a process for the preparation of the polymers according to the invention, and to the use of the polymers according to the invention as functional materials in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: René Peter Scheurich, Junyou Pan, Frank Egon Meyer, Niels Schulte, Rémi Manouk Anèmian, Susanne Heun, Thomas Eberle, Aurélie Ludemann, Herwig Buchholz, Wolfgang Hierse
  • Patent number: 10050201
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers of benzodithiophene, methods and materials for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 10032983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel electron transfer composition comprising one or more metal ion comprising compound, the use of such electron transfer composition in organic electronic devices, particularly in photodiodes, as well as such organic electronic devices, particularly photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Lichun Chen, Frank Egon Meyer, Andromachi Malandraki, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Tomas Backlund
  • Patent number: 9837613
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic acid bis-ester, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Frank Egon Meyer, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco
  • Patent number: 9559305
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers comprising in their backbone one or more divalent donor units, like for example benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-2,6-diyl (BDT), that are linked on both sides to an acceptor unit, to methods of preparing the polymers and educts or intermediates used in such preparation, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing the polymers, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductors 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: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Lana Nanson, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull, Priti Tiwana, Stephane Berny, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Publication number: 20160181537
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electroluminescence device containing a) an anode, b) a cathode, c) at least one emitter layer containing at least one electroluminescent material and arranged between the anode and the cathode, and d) at least one electron transport layer containing at least one material having electron-conducting or predominantly electron-conducting properties and arranged between the at least one emitter layer and the cathode, said device being characterized in that the at least one emitter layer contains a polymer having hole-conducting or predominantly hole-conducting properties. The electroluminescence device according to the invention is distinguished by a high lifetime and a high radiation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Publication number: 20160181533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel electron transfer composition comprising one or more metal ion comprising compound, the use of such electron transfer composition in organic electronic devices, particularly in photodiodes, as well as such organic electronic devices, particularly photodiodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Lichun CHEN, Frank Egon MEYER, Andromachi MALANDRAKI, Piotr WIERZCHOWIEC, Tomas BACKLUND
  • Patent number: 9315617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cross-linkable and cross-linked polymers and to a method for the production thereof. The invention further relates to the use of said polymers in electronic devices and to the corresponding electronic devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Egon Meyer, Niels Schulte, René Peter Scheurich, Rémi Manouk Anémian, Aurélie Ludemann, Alice Julliart
  • Patent number: 9287505
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on thieno[3,4-b]thiophene, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer, Steven Tierney
  • Patent number: 9287504
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzodifuran, benzodipyrrole or benzodithiophene, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Steven Tierney, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 9246103
    Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to oligomers and/or polymers with functionalized side groups which are bound to the backbone of the polymer via spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Frank Egon Meyer, Niels Schulte, René Peter Scheurich
  • Patent number: 9175132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers comprising structural units which contain alkylalkoxy groups, and blends which comprise the polymers according to the invention. The invention is also directed to the use of the polymers and blends according to the invention in opto-electronic devices and to these devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Egon Meyer, Niels Schulte, Anna Hayer, Aurélie Ludemann, Rémi Manouk Anémian
  • Patent number: 9153784
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic acid bis-ester, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Frank Egon Meyer, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco
  • Publication number: 20150270490
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic acid bis-ester, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Steven TIERNEY, Nicolas BLOUIN, Frank Egon MEYER, Miguel CARRASCO-OROZCO
  • Publication number: 20150207076
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers of benzodithiophene, methods and materials for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven TIERNEY, Nicolas BLOUIN, William MITCHELL, Changsheng WANG, Miguel CARRARSCO-OROZCO, Frank Egon MEYER
  • Publication number: 20150108409
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene (BDT), methods for their preparation and intermediates used therein, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE devices comprising these compounds, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Egon Meyer, Nicolas Blouin, Toby Cull, William Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20150076418
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers comprising in their backbone one or more divalent donor units, like for example benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-2,6-diyl (BDT), that are linked on both sides to an acceptor unit, to methods of preparing the polymers and educts or intermediates used in such preparation, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing the polymers, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductors 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: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Lana Nanson, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull, Priti Tiwana, Stephane Berney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140175421
    Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to oligomers and/or polymers with functionalized side groups which are bound to the backbone of the polymer via spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Frank Egon Meyer, Niels Schulte, René Peter Scheurich
  • Publication number: 20130207045
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on thieno[3,4-b]thiophene, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Nicolas Bloun, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer, Steven Tierney