Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Merlo

Jeffrey A. Merlo 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: 9577199
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel David Lecloux, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9505667
    Abstract: There is provided a method for deuterating an aromatic compound having aromatic hydrogens. The method includes the steps: (a) providing a liquid composition including deuterium oxide having dissolved or dispersed therein the aromatic compound and a transition metal catalyst; and (b) heating the liquid composition at a temperature of 120° C. or greater, and a pressure of 50 psi or greater, for a period of 24 hours or less, to form a deuterated aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Henry Howard, Jr., David P Bellon, David P Dickson, Jeffrey A Merlo
  • Publication number: 20160130194
    Abstract: There is provided a method for deuterating an aromatic compound having aromatic hydrogens. The method includes the steps: (a) providing a liquid composition including deuterium oxide having dissolved or dispersed therein the aromatic compound and a transition metal catalyst; and (b) heating the liquid composition at a temperature of 120° C. or greater, and a pressure of 50 psi or greater, for a period of 24 hours or less, to form a deuterated aromatic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL HENRY HOWARD, JR., David P. Bellon, David P. Dickson, Jeffrey A. Merlo
  • Patent number: 9260657
    Abstract: This invention relates to chrysene compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a chrysene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Weishi Wu, Norman Herron, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Weiying Gao
  • Publication number: 20160013413
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: NORMAN HERRON, VSEVOLOD ROSTOVTSEV, JEFFREY A. MERLO, MICHAEL HENRY HOWARD, JR., ADAM FENNIMORE, WEIYING GAO, KALINDI DOGRA, NORA SABINA RADU, WEISHI WU, ERIC MAURICE SMITH, DANIEL DAVID LECLOUX
  • Patent number: 9166174
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Norman Herron, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Kalindi Dogra, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Eric Maurice Smith, Daniel David Lecloux
  • Patent number: 9133095
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to chrysene compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a chrysene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Weiying Gao, Norman Herron, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Vsevolod Rostovtsev
  • Patent number: 8968883
    Abstract: There is provided an electroluminescent composition. The composition includes a material having Formula I In Formula I: R1 is the same or different at each occurrence and is selected from D, alkyl, alkoxy, silyl, and siloxane, or adjacent R1 groups may be joined together to form a 5- or 6-membered aliphatic ring; Ar1 and Ar2 are the same or different and are aryl groups; a is an integer from 0 to 6; b is an integer from 0 to 2; and c is an integer from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Weiying Gao, Jeffrey A. Merlo
  • Publication number: 20150021586
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: DANIEL DAVID LECLOUX, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, JR., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 8907353
    Abstract: There is provided a process for forming a layer of electroactive material having a substantially flat profile. The process includes the steps of providing a workpiece having at least one active area; depositing a liquid composition including the electroactive material onto the workpiece in the active area, to form a wet layer; treating the wet layer on the workpiece at a controlled temperature in the range of ?25 to 80° C. and under a vacuum in the range of 10?6 to 1,000 Torr, for a first period of 1-100 minutes, to form a partially dried layer; and heating the partially dried layer to a temperature above 100° C. for a second period of 1-50 minutes to form a dried layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Reid John Chesterfield, Nugent Truong, Jeffrey A Merlo, Adam Fennimore, Jonathan M Ziebarth
  • Patent number: 8890131
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel David Lecloux, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 8778785
    Abstract: There is provided a process for forming a layer of electroactive material having a substantially flat profile. The process includes the steps of providing a workpiece having at least one active area; depositing a liquid composition including the electroactive material onto the workpiece in the active area, to form a wet layer; treating the wet layer on the workpiece at a controlled temperature in the range of ?25 to 80° C. and under a vacuum in the range of 10?6 to 1,000 Torr, for a first period of 1-100 minutes, to form a partially dried layer; and heating the partially dried layer to a temperature above 100° C. for a second period of 1-50 minutes to form a dried layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Reid John Chesterfield, Nugent Truong, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Adam Fennimore, Jonathan M. Ziebarth
  • Patent number: 8759818
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel David LeCloux, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 8604247
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to chrysene compounds with deep blue emission that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a chrysene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Reid John Chesterfield, Norman Herron, Kerwin D. Dobbs, Jeffrey A. Merlo
  • Publication number: 20130299800
    Abstract: There is provided a process for forming a layer of electroactive material having a substantially flat profile. The process includes the steps of providing a workpiece having at least one active area; depositing a liquid composition including the electroactive material onto the workpiece in the active area, to form a wet layer; treating the wet layer on the workpiece at a controlled temperature in the range of ?25 to 80° C. and under a vacuum in the range of 10?6 to 1,000 Torr, for a first period of 1-100 minutes, to form a partially dried layer; and heating the partially dried layer to a temperature above 100° C. for a second period of 1-50 minutes to form a dried layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Reid John Chesterfield, Nugent Truong, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Adam Fennimore, Jonathan M. Ziebarth
  • Publication number: 20130299801
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: NORMAN HERRON, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Michael Henry Howard, JR., Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Kalindi Dogra, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Eric Maurice Smith, Daniel David Lecloux
  • Patent number: 8531100
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated compounds that are useful in electroluminescent applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Norman Herron, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Kalindi Dogra, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Eric Maurice Smith, Daniel David Lecloux
  • Patent number: 8487055
    Abstract: There is provided a polymer made from a monomer having Formula I: where: R and Y are independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, alkyl, fluoroalkyl, aryl, fluoroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, NR?2, R?, R? is a crosslinkable group; R? is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, fluoroalkyl, aryl, fluoroaryl, and R?; X is a leaving group; Z is C, Si, or N; Q is (ZR?n)b; a is an integer from 0 to 5; b is an integer from 0 to 20; c is an integer from 0 to 4; q is an integer from 0 to 7; and n is an integer from 1 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Nora Sabina Radu, Gene M. Rossi, Eric Maurice Smith, Yulong Shen, Weiying Gao, Reid John Chesterfield, Jeffrey A. Merlo, Daniel David Lecloux, Frederick P. Gentry
  • Patent number: 8470208
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to organometallic complexes and electronic devices containing the complexes. The complexes have the formula MYnZ, where n is 1, 2, or 3; M is a metal in a +2, +3, or +4 oxidation state, Y is selected from an 8-hydroxyquinolate and a substituted 8-hydroxyquinolate, and Z is a phenolate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Norman Herron, Steven W. Shuey, Jeffrey A. Merlo
  • Patent number: 8436341
    Abstract: There is provided an organic electronic device having an anode, a hole injection layer, a photoactive layer, an electron transport layer, and a cathode. At least one of the photoactive layer and the electron transport layer includes a compound having Formula I where: R1 is the same or different and can be phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, naphthylphenyl, triphenylamino, or carbazolylphenyl; and one of the following conditions is met: (i) R2?R3 and is H, phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, naphthylphenyl, arylanthracenyl, phenanthryl, triphenylamino, or carbazolylphenyl; or (ii) R2 is H or phenyl; and R3 is phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, naphthylphenyl, arylanthracenyl, phenanthryl, triphenylamino, and carbazolylphenyl; When both R1 are phenyl, R2 and R3 can be 2-naphthyl, naphthylphenyl, arylanthracenyl, 9-phenanthryl, triphenylamino, or m-carbazolylphenyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Norman Herron, Mark A. Guidry, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Weiying Gao, Ying Wang, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A. Merlo