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: 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
  • Patent number: 9379323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions comprising light emitting materials and/or charge transporting materials and one or more organic solvents having a viscosity at 25° C. of at least 10 mPas and a boiling point of at most 400° C., to their use as inks for the preparation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices, to methods for preparing OLED devices using the novel formulations, and to OLED devices prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Mark James, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Ruth Effenberger, Edgar Kluge, Heinrich Becker
  • Patent number: 9368761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and a wetting agent, to their use as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel compositions, and to OE devices, especially OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and compositions. The efficiency of an OE device with the inclusion of 1% volatile surfactant was 13.5 cd/A at 100 cd/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Mark James, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Lana Nanson, Ruth Effenberger, Klaus Bonrad, Edgar Kluge
  • 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: 9331281
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate generally to the use of polycycloolefinic polymers as a structure defining material in organic electronic devices, and more specifically to separators, insulating structures or bank structures of such devices and to organic electronic devices comprising such structures, to processes for preparing such structures and to organic electronic devices encompassing such structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Promerus, LLC
    Inventors: Pawel Miskiewicz, Tomas Backlund, Philip Edward May, Toby Cull, Larry F. Rhodes, Edmund Elce, Andrew Bell