Patents by Inventor Philip Edward May

Philip Edward May 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: 11407916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices which comprise at least one organic functional material and a mixture of at least two different solvents wherein a first organic solvent exhibits a lower boiling point than a second organic solvent and said first organic solvent exhibits a higher viscosity than said second organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Pawel Miskiewicz, Li Wei Tan, Daniel Walker
  • Publication number: 20220165953
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconductor (OSC) formulations, to their use for the preparation of OSC layers or OSC patterns in 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 an OSC layer or OSC pattern prepared from these OSC formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: ANDROMACHI MALANDRAKI, LICHUN CHEN, PHILIP EDWARD MAY, PAWEL MISKIEWICZ
  • Publication number: 20220102649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices (OLEDs) which comprise (A) at least one specific ester solvent containing an aromatic group and (B) at least one organic functional material selected from organic conductors, organic semiconductors, organic fluorescent compounds, organic phosphorescent compounds, organic light-absorbent compounds, organic light-sensitive compounds, organic photosensitisation agents and other organic photoactive compounds, selected from organometallic complexes of transition metals, rare earth metals, lanthanides and actinides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Gaëlle Béalle, Christoph Leonhard, Hsin-Rong Tseng, Irina Martynova, Aurélie Ludemann, Edgar Kluge, Anja Jatsch, Manuel Hamburger, Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 11171294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices (OLEDs) which comprise (A) at least one specific ester solvent containing an aromatic group and (B) at least one organic functional material selected from organic conductors, organic semiconductors, organic fluorescent compounds, organic phosphorescent compounds, organic light-absorbent compounds, organic light-sensitive compounds, organic photosensitisation agents and other organic photoactive compounds, selected from organometallic complexes of transition metals, rare earth metals, lanthanides and actinides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Gaëlle Béalle, Christoph Leonhard, Hsin-Rong Tseng, Irina Martynova, Aurélie Ludemann, Edgar Kluge, Anja Jatsch, Manuel Hamburger, Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 11046884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations containing at least one organic functional material and at least a first organic solvent, wherein said first organic solvent contains at least one epoxy-group as well as to electronic devices prepared by using these formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 10954403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink composition comprising an organic functional material having a molecular weight of at most 5,000 g/mol and a first organic solvent selected from the group consisting of terpene, terpenoid, and combination of any of these, as well as to the use of the ink composition, an electronic device prepared by using the ink composition and method for preparing/fabricating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 10840448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations containing at least one organic functional material and at least a first organic solvent, wherein said first organic solvent contains at least one norbornene group as well as to electronic devices prepared by using these formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 10745620
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactive mesogen (RM) formulation comprising a conductive additive, to a polymer film obtained thereof, and the use of the RM formulation and polymer film in optical or electrooptical components or devices, like optical retardation films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Graham Smith, Owain Llyr Parri, Vicki Cook, Georg Bernatz, David Wilkes, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Mark James, Philip Edward May
  • Patent number: 10686132
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations comprising at least two organic semiconducting compounds and at least two solvents, methods for their preparation, their use for the preparation of electronic devices and electronic devices comprising organic semiconducting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Philip Edward May
  • Publication number: 20190115536
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations comprising at least two organic semiconducting compounds and at least two solvents, methods for their preparation, their use for the preparation of electronic devices and electronic devices comprising organic semiconducting materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Edward MAY
  • Publication number: 20190044067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations containing at least one organic functional material and at least a first organic solvent, wherein said first organic solvent contains at least one norbornene group as well as to electronic devices prepared by using these formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Li Wei TAN, Pawel MISKIEWICZ, Philip Edward MAY, Daniel WALKER
  • Publication number: 20190002722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices which comprise at least one organic functional material and a mixture of at least two different solvents wherein a first organic solvent exhibits a lower boiling point than a second organic solvent and said first organic solvent exhibits a higher viscosity than said second organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Edward MAY, Pawel MISKIEWICZ, Li Wei TAN, Daniel WALKER
  • Publication number: 20180371274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink composition comprising an organic functional material having a molecular weight of at most 5,000 g/mol and a first organic solvent selected from the group consisting of terpene, terpenoid, and combination of any of these, as well as to the use of the ink composition, an electronic device prepared by using the ink composition and method for preparing/fabricating thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: LI WEI TAN, Pawel MISKIEWICZ, Philip Edward MAY, Daniel WALKER
  • Publication number: 20180375029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for the preparation of organic electronic devices (OLEDs) which comprise (A) at least one specific ester solvent containing an aromatic group and (B) at least one organic functional material selected from organic conductors, organic semiconductors, organic fluorescent compounds, organic phosphorescent compounds, organic light-absorbent compounds, organic light-sensitive compounds, organic photosensitisation agents and other organic photoactive compounds, selected from organometallic complexes of transition metals, rare earth metals, lanthanides and actinides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Gaëlle BÉALLE, Christoph LEONHARD, Hsin-Rong TSENG, Irina MARTYNOVA, Aurélie LUDEMANN, Edgar KLUGE, Anja JATSCH, Manuel HAMBURGER, Li Wei TAN, Pawel MISKIEWICZ, Philip Edward MAY, Daniel WALKER
  • Publication number: 20180230375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations containing at least one organic functional material and at least a first organic solvent, wherein said first organic solvent contains at least one epoxy-group as well as to electronic devices prepared by using these formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Li Wei TAN, Pawel MISKIEWICZ, Philip Edward MAY, Daniel WALKER
  • Publication number: 20180212166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel composition comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and organic solvents. The composition comprises at least two organic solvents. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these compositions 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 compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Edward MAY, Daniel WALKER
  • Patent number: 9793484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions comprising one or more polymeric organic semiconducting (OSC) compounds and one or more organic solvents. The composition preferably comprises 3,4-dimethyl anisole as solvent. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these compositions as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and organic light emitting diodes (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: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Edward May, Mark James, Susanne Heun, Katie Court
  • Publication number: 20170283699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactive mesogen (RM) formulation comprising a conductive additive, to a polymer film obtained thereof, and the use of the RM formulation and polymer film in optical or electrooptical components or devices, like optical retardation films for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Graham SMITH, Owain Llyr PARRI, Vicki COOK, Georg BERNATZ, David WILKES, Jonathan Henry WILSON, Mark JAMES, Philip Edward MAY
  • Patent number: 9673394
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and a conductive additive, to their use as conducting inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Mark James, Iain McCulloch, Warren Duffy, Philip Edward May, Dan Walker, David P. Waller, Richard Kendall Childers, Sheila E. Rodman
  • Patent number: 9450187
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of modifying the surface energy of dielectric structures, like for example dielectric layers or bank structures, in organic electronic (OE) devices, more specifically in organic field effect transistors (OFETs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Tomas Backlund, Philip Edward May