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).

  • Publication number: 20170294585
    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: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Graham MORSE, Jonathan Henry WILSON, Nicolas BLOUIN, Solene BECHU
  • Publication number: 20170260325
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicants: Merck Patent GmbH, IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, William MITCHELL, Martin HEENEY, Jessica SHAW
  • Publication number: 20170256728
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more 5,6-difluoro-benzo[1,2,5]thiadiazole-4,7-diylunits (hereinafter referred to as “FF-BTZ” units) and two or more different bridged bithiophene 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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Lana NANSON, Nicolas BLOUIN, Stephane BERNY
  • Patent number: 9620716
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting polymers containing one or more monomers derived from s-indacene fused symmetrically on each terminus with dithieno[3,2-b;2?,3?-d]thiophene (IDDTT), cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b?]dithiophene (IDCDT), or derivatives thereof, 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 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: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Jingyao Song, Mansoor D'Lavari, Steven Tierney
  • Publication number: 20170098775
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Edward A. JACKSON, Henning RICHTER, Nicolas BLOUIN, Stéphane BERNY
  • Publication number: 20170092866
    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: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicants: Merck Patent GmbH, Nano-C, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Stephane BERNY, Edward A. JACKSON, Henning RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20170084841
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Stephane BERNY, Edward A. JACKSON, Henning RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20170084839
    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: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Lana NANSON, Nicolas BLOUIN, William MITCHELL
  • Patent number: 9590178
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing one or more 4,8-dioxycarbonylalkyl-benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene repeating units or their thioester derivatives, methods for their preparation and monomers used therein, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Steven Tierney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Toby Cull
  • Patent number: 9577197
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing one or more 3,7-dialkyl-benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene repeating units, methods for their preparation and monomers used therein, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Amy Phillips, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Steven Tierney
  • Patent number: 9559303
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzo[1,2-d;4,3-d?]bisthiazole, 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: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Thorsten Schwalm
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9543523
    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: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: MERCK PATENT GMBH, NANO-C, INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Stephane Berny, Edward A. Jackson, Henning Richter, Feng He
  • Patent number: 9520565
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting compounds containing one or more dialkylidene-s-indacenodiheteroarene groups, methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the compounds, polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these compounds, polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin, Mansoor D'Lavari, Steven Tierney, Lana Nanson
  • Patent number: 9502658
    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: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: NANO-C, INC., MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Edward A. Jackson, Henning Richter, Nicolas Blouin, Stéphane Berny
  • Patent number: 9455059
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel phenanthro[1,10,9,8-c,d,e,f,g]carbazole polymers, 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: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney
  • Publication number: 20160272753
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel conjugated polymers containing one or more 3,4-dithia-7-sila-cyclopenta[a]pentalene based units and one or more pyrazino[2,3-g]quinoxaline based units, methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, 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 containing these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Lana NANSON, Nicolas BLOUIN, Steven TIERNEY
  • Patent number: 9365585
    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: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin
  • Publication number: 20160155946
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Agnieszka PRON, Graham MORSE, Lana NANSON, Michal KROMPIEC, Stephane BERNY
  • Patent number: 9306172
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel anthra[2,3-b:7,6-b?]dithiophene derivatives, methods of their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising these derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Mansoor D'Lavari