Patents by Inventor Steven Tierney

Steven Tierney 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: 10155774
    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: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Changsheng Wang, Nicolas Blouin
  • Patent number: 10158079
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 10050201
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Patent number: 9944663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of preparing substituted pentacenes, to novel pentacenes prepared by this process, to the use of the novel pentacenes as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices including field effect transistors (FETs), electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices, and to FETs and other semiconducting components or materials comprising the novel pentacenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Steven Tierney, Martin Heeney, Clare Bailey, Weimin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9837613
    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: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Frank Egon Meyer, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco
  • Patent number: 9761805
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel organic semiconducting oligomers or polymers containing dithieno[2,3-d:2?,3?-d?]-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b?]dithiophene units, methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the oligomers, 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 oligomers, polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, Mansoor D'Lavari, Lana Nanason
  • Patent number: 9695190
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more thieno[3,2-b]thiophene based 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: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 9676901
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more repeating units derived from indacenodibenzothiophene or dithia-dicyclopenta-dibenzothiophene, 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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Mansoor D'Lavari, William Mitchell, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, David Sparrowe
  • Patent number: 9673397
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more repeating units derived from indacenodibenzothiophene or dithia-dicyclopenta-dibenzothiophene, 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 to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, Changsheng Wang, Steven Tierney, Jingyao Song
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 9373801
    Abstract: The invention relates to benzo[h]benz[5,6]acridino[2,1,9,8-klmna]acridines, methods of their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, and to OE devices comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Changsheng Wang, William Mitchell, Mansoor D'Lavari, 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
  • 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