Patents by Inventor Nicolas Blouin

Nicolas Blouin 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: 11196005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blend containing an electron acceptor and an electron donor, the acceptor being an n-type semiconductor which is a small molecule that does not contain a fullerene moiety, the electron donor being a p-type semiconductor which is a conjugated polymer comprising donor and acceptor units in random sequence, to a formulation containing such a blend, to the use of the blend in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, PSC, OPD and OLED devices comprising the blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: RAYNERGY TEK INCORPORATION
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin
  • Publication number: 20210280791
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting (OSC) polymers containing a polycyclic acceptor-donor-acceptor (A-D-A) type repeating unit, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to compositions and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers and compositions as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) devices, organic photo-detectors (OPD), organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, PSC, OPD, OFET and OLED devices comprising these polymers or compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: NICOLAS BLOUIN, ANGNIESZKA PRON, WILLIAM MITCHELL, JONATHAN SNOW, IGNASI BURGUES, QUENTIN HUAULME
  • Patent number: 11005043
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting polymers, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to compositions containing them, to the use of the polymers and compositions as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD), organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, PSC, OPD, OFET and OLED devices comprising these polymers or compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RAYNERGY TEK INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastian Kowalski, Nicolas Blouin, Agnieszka Pron, Michal Krompiec
  • Publication number: 20200203614
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting polymers, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to compositions containing them, to the use of the polymers and compositions as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD), organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, PSC, OPD, OFET and OLED devices comprising these polymers or compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian KOWALSKI, Nicolas BLOUIN, Agnieszka PRON, Michal KROMPIEC
  • Patent number: 10388879
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel fullerene derivatives, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the fullerene derivatives, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising, or being prepared from, these fullerene derivatives, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Nano-C, Inc., Merk Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Stephane Berny, Edward A. Jackson, Henning Richter
  • Patent number: 10374162
    Abstract: The invention relates to fullerene derivatives of formula I, to mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the fullerene derivatives, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of electronic devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to electronic devices comprising, or being prepared from, these fullerene derivatives, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Nano-C, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Stephane Berny, Edward A. Jackson, Henning Richter
  • Publication number: 20190237672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blend containing an electron acceptor and an electron donor, the acceptor being an n-type semiconductor which is a small molecule that does not contain a fullerene moiety, the electron donor being a p-type semiconductor which is a conjugated polymer comprising donor and acceptor units in random sequence, to a formulation containing such a blend, to the use of the blend in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, PSC, OPD and OLED devices comprising the blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Nicolas BLOUIN
  • Patent number: 10364317
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more units based on dithieno[3,2-c;2?,3?-e]azepine-4,6-dione that is fused to further aromatic rings, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising, or being prepared from, these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Martin Heeney, Jessica Shaw
  • Patent number: 10367143
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds, which are small molecules or conjugated polymers, containing one or more isoindigo or thienoisoindigo based polycyclic units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to compositions, polymer blends and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, compositions and polymer blends as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, organic photodetectors (OPD), Perovskite based solar cells, organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED), and to OE, OPV, OPD, OFET and OLED devices comprising these compounds, compositions or polymer blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Lana Nanson, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10361371
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved fullerene derivatives, to methods for their synthesis and any educts or intermediates used in such methods, to compositions and formulations containing fullerene derivatives, to the use of the fullerene derivatives, compositions and formulations in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices like for example organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices or organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising, or being prepared from, these fullerene derivatives, compositions or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Nano-C, Inc., Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Edward A. Jackson, Henning Richter, Nicolas Blouin, Stéphane Berny
  • Patent number: 10319914
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel mixtures of substituted fullerenes, to their use in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these fullerene mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Graham Morse, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Nicolas Blouin, Solene Bechu
  • Publication number: 20190040188
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds containing one or more units derived from 2,6-disubstituted-[1,5]naphthyridine or 1,6-disubstituted-1H-[1,5]naphthyridine-2-one, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these compounds, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Lana NANSON, Nicolas BLOUIN, William MITCHELL, Joseph CAMERON, Peter SKABARA
  • Patent number: 10164189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel polymer comprising a thiadiazol group, the production of such a polymer, its use in organic electronic devices as well as such organic electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Lana Nanson, Stephane Berny
  • 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: 10155774
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzodithiophene or derivatives thereof, 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 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin
  • Publication number: 20180291036
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel process for preparing 5H-[1,2,5]thiadiazolo[3,4-f]isoindole-5,7(6H)-dione (“TID”) derivatives, especially for preparing 4,8-diaryl-TID derivatives, to novel intermediates obtained and/or used in this process, to novel TID derivatives prepared by this process, to the use of these TID derivatives as monomers or building blocks for preparing conjugated polymers, and to the use of these TID derivatives or conjugated polymers as organic semiconductors or in organic electronic (OE) devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Michal KROMPIEC, Andreas LOHR
  • Patent number: 10053542
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more polycyclic repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in 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: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin, Mansoor D'Lavari, Jingyao Song
  • 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: 9985211
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more [1,2,5]Thiadiazolo[3,4-e]isoindole-5,7-dione (TID) repeating units, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising, or being prepared from, these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Agnieszka Pron, Graham Morse, Lana Nanson, Michal Krompiec, Stephane Berny
  • 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