Patents by Inventor Paul Craig Brookes

Paul Craig Brookes 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: 9691985
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to passivation layers for use in organic electronic devices, and more specifically in organic field effect transistors, to processes for preparing such passivation layers, and to organic electronic devices and organic field effect transistors encompassing such passivation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Bain, Irina Afonina, Tomas Backlund, Paul Craig Brookes
  • Patent number: 9425417
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate generally to 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: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Promerus LLC
    Inventors: Piotr Wierzchowiec, Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Rashmi Bhintade, Paul Craig Brookes, Larry F. Rhodes, Hugh A. Burgoon
  • Publication number: 20160133863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The formulation comprises a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 15 mPas and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these formulations as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Stephen Bain, Paul Craig Brookes, Edgar Kluge, Li Wei Tan, David Sparrowe, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9206352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The formulation comprises a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 15 mPas and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these formulations as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Stephen Bain, Paul Craig Brookes, Edgar Kluge, Li Wei Tan, David Sparrowe, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20150280128
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to passivation layers for use in organic electronic devices, and more specifically in organic field effect transistors, to processes for preparing such passivation layers, and to organic electronic devices and organic field effect transistors encompassing such passivation layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Bain, Irina Afonina, Tomas Backlund, Paul Craig Brookes
  • Publication number: 20150243914
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate generally to 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: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Piotr Wierzchowiec, Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Rashmi Bhintade, Paul Craig Brookes, Larry F. Rhodes, Hugh A. Burgoon
  • Patent number: 8878165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the treatment of electrodes in organic electronic (OE) devices, in particular organic field effect transistors (OFETs), to devices prepared by such a process, and to materials and formulations used in such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Tomas Backlund, Paul Craig Brookes, David Sparrowe, Toby Cull, Giles Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20130069020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The formulation comprises a viscosity at 25° C. of less than 15 mPas and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these formulations as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Stephen Bain, Paul Craig Brookes, Edgar Kluge, Li Wei Tan, David Sparrowe, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20120319097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the treatment of electrodes in organic electronic (OE) devices, in particular organic field effect transistors (OFETs), to devices prepared by such a process, and to materials and formulations used in such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Tomas Backlund, Paul Craig Brookes, David Sparrowe, Toby Cull, Giles Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8318613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, which are useful for the generation of patterned or structured SiO2-layers or of SiO2-lines during the manufacturing process of semiconductor devices, and which are suitable for the application in inkjet operations. The present invention also relates to a modified process of manufacturing semiconductor devices taking advantage of these new compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Stockum, Ingo Koehler, Arjan Meijer, Paul Craig Brookes, Katie Patterson, Mark James
  • Publication number: 20120153285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solution processable passivation layers for organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices, in particular organic field effect transistors (OFETs), comprising such passivation layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Mark James, Nils Greinert, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Paul Craig Brookes, David Christoph Mueller, Philip Edward May, Stephen Armstrong, Sivanand Pennadam
  • Publication number: 20110227055
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a closed field unbalanced magnetron sputter ion plating process in the preparation of organic electronic devices or components thereof, and to organic electronic devices, or components thereof, obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Paul Craig Brookes, Katie Patterson, Frank Egon Meyer, Mark James, Toby Cull, David Christoph Mueller
  • Publication number: 20110021037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, which are useful for the generation of patterned or structured SiO2-layers or of SiO2-lines during the manufacturing process of semiconductor devices, and which are suitable for the application in inkjet operations. The present invention also relates to a modified process of manufacturing semiconductor devices taking advantage of these new compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Werner Stockum, Ingo Koehler, Arjan Meijer, Paul Craig Brookes, Katie Patterson, Mark James
  • Patent number: 7718734
    Abstract: A composition for use as an organic semiconducting (OSC) material, the composition comprising: (i) at least one higher molecular weight organic semiconducting compound having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of at least 5000, and (ii) at least one lower molecular weight organic semiconducting compound having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1000 or less. Use of the composition in an electronic device, e.g. FET or OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Janos Veres, Paul Craig Brookes, Richard Thomas Williams, Simon Dominic Ogier, Soad Mohialdin-Khaffaf, Stephen William Leeming