Patents by Inventor Georg Bernatz

Georg Bernatz 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).

  • Publication number: 20180119010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises at least one compound of the formula I, in which R1, R1*, rings A and B, Z1, L1, L2, a and b have the meanings indicated in Claim 1, and to the use thereof for an active-matrix display, in particular based on the VA, PSA, PS-VA, PALC, FFS, PS-FFS, IPS or PS-IPS effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie KLASEN-MEMMER, Achim GOETZ, Georg BERNATZ
  • Publication number: 20170283699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactive mesogen (RM) formulation comprising a conductive additive, to a polymer film obtained thereof, and the use of the RM formulation and polymer film in optical or electrooptical components or devices, like optical retardation films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Graham SMITH, Owain Llyr PARRI, Vicki COOK, Georg BERNATZ, David WILKES, Jonathan Henry WILSON, Mark JAMES, Philip Edward MAY
  • Patent number: 9567522
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerisation of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Cecile Schott, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Herbert Plach
  • Patent number: 8999459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerizable compounds and LC media for use in PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Matthias Bremer
  • Patent number: 8940375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilized) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerizable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilized) and PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Bremer, Georg Bernatz
  • Publication number: 20150008373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactive mesogen (RM) formulation comprising a conductive additive, to a polymer film obtained thereof, and the use of the RM formulation and polymer film in optical or electrooptical components or devices, like optical retardation films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Graham Smith, Owain Llyr Parri, Vicki Cook, Georg Bernatz, David Wilkes, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Mark James, Philip Edward May
  • Patent number: 8778466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal display of the PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to novel liquid-crystal media and novel polymerizable compounds for use in PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Publication number: 20140028964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises at least one compound of the formula I, in which R1, R1*, rings A and B, Z1, L1, L2, a and b have the meanings indicated in Claim 1, and to the use thereof for an active-matrix display, in particular based on the VA, PSA, PS-VA, PALC, FFS, PS-FFS, IPS or PS-IPS effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Achim Goetz, Georg Bernatz
  • Patent number: 8409469
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerisation of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Cecile Schott, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Diane Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Herbert Plach
  • Patent number: 8333906
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerization of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Cecile Schott, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Diane Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Herbert Plach
  • Patent number: 8313669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilized) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerizable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilized) and PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit Beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Patent number: 8304035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilized) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerisable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilized) and PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Patent number: 8168081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium based on a mixture of dielectrically negative, polar compounds which comprises at least one compound of the formula I in which the parameters have the meanings indicated in claim 1, to the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the VA, ECB, PALC, FFS or IPS effect, and to displays of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Georg Bernatz, Izumi Saito, Matthias Bremer, Lars Lietzau, Volker Reiffenrath
  • Patent number: 8114310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to novel polymerisable compounds and novel LC media for use in PSA displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck, Matthias Bremer, Achim Goetz
  • Publication number: 20120012785
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerisation of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Cecile Schott, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Diane Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Herbert Plach
  • Publication number: 20110101269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilised) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerisable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilised) and PSA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Publication number: 20100309423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PS (polymer stabilised) or PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerisable compounds and LC media for use in PS (polymer stabilised) and PSA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Adreas Taugerbeck
  • Publication number: 20100304049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-crystal (LC) display of the PSA (polymer sustained alignment) type, and to polymerisable compounds and LC media for use in PSA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Georg Bernatz, Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Matthias Bremer
  • Publication number: 20100258763
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerisation of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Cecile SCHOTT, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Diane Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Hertbert Plach
  • Patent number: 7794621
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mesogenic systems comprising a) a polymeric component, component A, obtained or obtainable from polymerisation of a precursor comprising one or more mesogenic mono-reactive compounds, one or more di-reactive compounds, which optionally are also mesogenic compounds and optionally a photo-initiator and a low molecular weight component, component B, comprising one or more mono-reactive, mesogenic compounds, one or more mesogenic compounds and one or more chiral dopants, exhibiting a Blue Phase, as well as to the use of these systems in deices and to these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Cecile Schott, John Patrick, Kevin Adlem, Louise Diane Farrand, Georg Bernatz, Achim Goetz, Peter Best, Herbert Plach