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: 9287504
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzodifuran, benzodipyrrole or benzodithiophene, 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 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Steven Tierney, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 9287505
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on thieno[3,4-b]thiophene, 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 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer, Steven Tierney
  • Patent number: 9212260
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing 8,9-dihydrobenzo[def]carbazole units, 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: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney
  • Publication number: 20150353575
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Steven TIERNEY, Changsheng WANG, Nicolas BLOUIN
  • Publication number: 20150340616
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Lana NANSON, Stephane BERNY
  • Publication number: 20150322208
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Changsheng WANG, Nicolas BLOUIN, Mansoor D'LAVARI, Jingyao SONG
  • Patent number: 9153784
    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: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Frank Egon Meyer, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco
  • Publication number: 20150270490
    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: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William MITCHELL, Steven TIERNEY, Nicolas BLOUIN, Frank Egon MEYER, Miguel CARRASCO-OROZCO
  • Publication number: 20150207076
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven TIERNEY, Nicolas BLOUIN, William MITCHELL, Changsheng WANG, Miguel CARRARSCO-OROZCO, Frank Egon MEYER
  • Publication number: 20150155494
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to organic semiconductor formulations for use in organic semiconductor layers of organic electronic devices, and more specifically in organic field effect transistors, to organic semiconductor layers prepared from such formulations, and to organic electronic devices and organic field effect transistors encompassing such organic semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Li Wei Tan, Rashmi Bhintade, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin
  • Patent number: 9048433
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing one or more thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-2,5-dione and/or furo[3,2-b]furan-2,5-dionerepeating units or their thioketone derivatives, 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: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Steven Tierney, William Mitchell, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco
  • Publication number: 20150144846
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds containing one or more units derived from 1,5-disubstituted-1,5-dihydro-[1,5]naphthyridine-2,6-dione, 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: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Lana Nanson, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull
  • Publication number: 20150108409
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene (BDT), methods for their preparation and intermediates used therein, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE devices comprising these compounds, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Egon Meyer, Nicolas Blouin, Toby Cull, William Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20150105560
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations comprising ionic organic compounds for use in electron transport layers or electron collecting layers of organic electronic (OE) devices, more specifically in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, to electron transport layers comprising or being made through the use of such formulations, and to OE and OPV devices comprising such formulations or electron transport layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephane Berny, Amy Phillips, Priti Tiwana, Toby Cull, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Nicolas Blouin
  • Publication number: 20150076418
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Lana Nanson, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull, Priti Tiwana, Stephane Berney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150069304
    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: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: Nano-C, Inc., MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas BLOUIN, Stephane BERNY, Edward A. JACKSON, Henning RICHTER, Feng HE
  • Publication number: 20150041727
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Jingyao Song, Mansoor D'Lavari, Steven Tierney
  • Publication number: 20140319428
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds based on thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-2,5-dione and/or furo[3,2-b]furan-2,5-dione or their thioketone derivatives, methods for their preparation and intermediates used therein, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the compounds, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor 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: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Amy Phillips, Steven Tierney
  • Publication number: 20140312281
    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: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: Nano-C, Inc., Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Edward A. JACKSON, Henning Richter, Nicolas Blouin, St├ęphane Berny
  • Publication number: 20140209839
    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: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Steven Tierney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Toby Cull