Patents by Inventor Kathy Woody

Kathy Woody 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: 10418556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a conjugated polymer blend. The process for producing the conjugated polymer blend comprises the mixture of: a polymer A (X-Y), where X is and Y is and h is a substituent, a polymer B (X-Y?) where X is Y? is and j is a substituent, and an acceptor. In this process h and j are different substituents and independently selected from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Laura Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20190233577
    Abstract: A method of coupling and 5,5-Y-3,3?-difluoro-2,2?-bithiophene to produce wherein X can be any known compound capable of coupling with the Y-difluorothiophene and Y is selected from the group consisting of Br, a stannyl group, a boronic ester and a H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Joe Bullock, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme, Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody
  • Publication number: 20190233578
    Abstract: A polymer comprising: In this polymer R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and Rio are independently selected from H, F, Cl, S, CN, or substituted, unsubstituted, straight-chain, branched, or cyclic alkyls ranging from 1 to 100 carbon atoms. The length of the polymer can range with n from about 1 to about 100,000 repeat units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Joe Bullock, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme, Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody
  • Patent number: 10361370
    Abstract: An organic photovoltaic device comprising an electron transport layer disposed between an anode and a polymer layer. In this organic photovoltaic device the polymer layer can also be disposed between the electron transport layer and a cathode. The electron transport layer comprises (AOx)yBO(1-y) with an optional fullerene dopant. The polymer comprises a molecular complex comprising wherein X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups; R1, R2, R1? and R2? are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups; R3 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof; G is an aryl group; and wherein the thiophene groups are unsymmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme, Joseph E. Bullock
  • Patent number: 10358444
    Abstract: A molecular complex comprising wherein X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups; R1, R2, R1? and R2? are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups; G is an aryl group; and wherein the thiophene groups are unsymmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20190031878
    Abstract: A copolymer comprising a repeat unit A, wherein repeat unit A comprises and at least one repeat unit B, wherein repeat unit B comprises an aryl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Laura Nielsen, Kathy Woody, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20190031671
    Abstract: A method comprising converting 2,6-naphthalene diol to produce wherein the method occurs at temperatures less than 250° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Laura Nielsen, Kathy Woody
  • Patent number: 10174043
    Abstract: A method comprising converting 2,6-naphthalene diol to produce wherein the method occurs at temperatures less than 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Laura Nielsen, Kathy Woody
  • Patent number: 9908857
    Abstract: A method of forming a molecular complex. The method proceeds by reacting 5-chloro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole with N-bromosuccinimide to produce 4,7-dibromo-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4,7-dibromo-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole is then reacted with trimethyl[4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl]stannane to produce 5-chloro-4,7-bis(4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4, 7-bis(5-bromo-4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole is subsequently synthesized from 5-chloro-4,7-bis(4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4,7-bis(5-bromo-4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole with tributyl(thiophen-2-yl)stannane is then reacted to produce 4-bromo-5,6-difluoro-7-(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. This is followed by reacting 4,7-dibromo-5-chloro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole with tributyl(thiophen-2-yl)stannane to produce 4-bromo-5-chloro-7-(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20180026193
    Abstract: A random copolymer comprising the monomer units A, B and C. In this random copolymer A comprises B comprises and C comprises an aryl group. Additionally, R1 R2, R3 and R4 are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups. X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20180026195
    Abstract: An organic photovoltaic device comprising an electron transport layer disposed between an anode and a polymer layer. In this organic photovoltaic device the polymer layer can also be disposed between the electron transport layer and a cathode. The electron transport layer comprises (AOx)yBO(1-y) with an optional fullerene dopant. The polymer comprises a molecular complex comprising wherein X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups; R1, R2, R1? and R2? are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups; R3 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof; G is an aryl group; and wherein the thiophene groups are unsymmetrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme, Joseph E. Bullock
  • Publication number: 20180022718
    Abstract: A molecular complex comprising wherein X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups; R1, R2, R1? and R2? are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups; G is an aryl group; and wherein the thiophene groups are unsymmetrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20180026194
    Abstract: A molecular complex comprising wherein X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups; R1, R2, R1? and R2? are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups; R3 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof; and wherein the thiophene groups are unsymmetrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20180022717
    Abstract: A method of forming a molecular complex. The method proceeds by reacting 5-chloro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole with N-bromosuccinimide to produce 4,7-dibromo-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4,7-dibromo-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole is then reacted with trimethyl[4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl]stannane to produce 5-chloro-4,7-bis(4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4, 7-bis(5-bromo-4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole is subsequently synthesized from 5-chloro-4,7-bis(4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. 4,7-bis(5-bromo-4-(2-octyldodecyl)thiophen-2-yl)-5-chlorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole with tributyl(thiophen-2-yl)stannane is then reacted to produce 4-bromo-5,6-difluoro-7-(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole. This is followed by reacting 4,7-dibromo-5-chloro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole with tributyl(thiophen-2-yl)stannane to produce 4-bromo-5-chloro-7-(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20170331046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a conjugated polymer blend. The process for producing the conjugated polymer blend comprises the mixture of: a polymer A (X-Y), where X is and Y is and h is a substituent, a polymer B (X-Y?) where X is Y? is and j is a substituent, and an acceptor. In this process h and j are different substituents and independently selected from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Laura Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9711727
    Abstract: A polymer having at least four different repeat units comprising: In this polymer R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof and where the combination of R1, R2, R3 and R4 are not all identical. Additionally, in this polymer, m, n, o and p can be greater than 1. x and y are different from each other and can be independently selected from the group consisting of: of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, where y=1-3, where y=0-12, where R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, where R6 is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, substituted alkyls, aryls and substituted aryls, where R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, —NR9R10 where R9 and R10 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Kathy Woody, Hui Huang, Ting He, Wei Wang, Chenjun Shi, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 9691986
    Abstract: Compositions, synthesis and applications for furan, thiophene and selenophene derivatized benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b?]dithiophene(BDT)-thienothiophene (BDT-TT) based polymers, namely, poly[(4,8-bis(5-(2-ethyhexyl)selenophen-2-yl)-benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b?]dithiophene)-2,6-diyl-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexanoyl)-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene)-2-6-diyl (CS-15), poly[(4,8-bis(5-(2-ethyhexyl)selenophen-2-yl)-benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b?]dithiophene)-2,6-diyl-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene)-2-carboxylate-2-6-diyl (CS-16), poly[(4,8-bis(5-(2-ethyhexyl)furan-2-yl)-benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b?]dithiophene)-2,6-diyl-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene)-2-carboxylate-2-6-diyl (CS-18) and poly[(4,8-bis(5-hexylfuran-2-yl)-benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b?]dithiophene)-2,6-diyl-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexanoyl)-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene)-2-6-diyl (CS-24) are disclosed. Further, an organic solar cell constructed of a derivatized benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b?]dithiophene(BDT)-thienothiophene (BDT-TT) based polymer is discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Solarmer Energy, Inc., Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Chenjun Shi, Ruby Chen, Jun Yang, Yue Wu, Hui Huang, Kathy Woody, Joe Bullock, Amit Palkar, Ting He
  • Patent number: 9673398
    Abstract: A polymer having a monomer repeat unit comprising wherein Ar is an aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Jun Yang, Chenjun Shi, Christopher Daeffler, Janice Hawkins, Yue Wu, Ting He, Hui Huang, Amit Palkar, Kathy Woody, Joe Bullock
  • Patent number: 9663604
    Abstract: A polymer having two different sets of repeat units consisting essentially of: In this polymer, R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof. Also the combination of R1, R2, R3 and R4 are not all identical and n and o are greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Jun Yang, Chenjun Shi, Christopher Daeffler, Janice Hawkins, Yue Wu, Ting He, Hui Huang, Amit Palkar, Kathy Woody, Joe Bullock
  • Patent number: 9663612
    Abstract: A process of polymerizing wherein the stoichiometric ratio of (f+g)?(h+i) and f, g, h and i are not equal to 0. Additionally, R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and combinations thereof and where the combination of R1, R2, R3 and R4 are not all identical. In addition, x and y can be different from each other and independently selected from the group consisting of: alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, where y=1-3, where y=0-12, where R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, where R6 is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, where R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups, —NR9R10 where R9 and R10 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Kathy Woody, Hui Huang, Ting He, Wei Wang, Chenjun Shi, Yue Wu