Patents by Inventor Sven Christian Laut

Sven Christian Laut 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).

  • Publication number: 20240002728
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal (LC) material having negative dielectric anisotropy and the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, such as for example in LC displays, in particular energy saving displays based on the ECB, IPS or FFS effect, where the liquid crystal medium contains one or more compounds of formula I and one or more compounds compounds of formulae IIA, IIB, IIC and IID
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Chi-Shun HUANG, Sven Christian LAUT, Hee-Kyu LEE, Minghui YANG, Harald HIRSCHMANN, Kuang-Ting CHOU, Shih-Chieh HUNG, Alexander HAHN, Philipp WUCHER
  • Publication number: 20230383186
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal (LC) medium which is based on a mixture of polar compounds and is substantially dielectrically neutral, its use for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular as optical retarder or optical compensator in LC displays, an optical retarder or optical compensator containing the LC medium, an optical, electrooptical or electronic device containing the optical retarder or optical compensator, and a process of manufacturing the optical retarder or optical compensator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Tzu-Huan TSENG, Kuang-Ting CHOU, Chi-Shun HUANG
  • Publication number: 20230340328
    Abstract: A liquid-crystalline (LC) media having positive dielectric anisotropy and tliquid-crystal displays (LCDs) containing these media, especially to displays addressed by an active matrix and in particular to energy efficient LC displays of the TN, PS-TN, STN, TN-TFT, OCB, IPS, PS-IPS, FFS, HB-FFS, XB-FFS, PS-FFS, SA-HB-FFS, SA-XB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-HB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-XB-FFS, positive VA or positive PS-VA type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Hee-Kyu LEE, Jing WANG
  • Publication number: 20230295511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising a compound of formula I and one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of the formulae IIA, IIB, IIC and IID, as defined in claim 1, and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, especially in IPS, FFS, VA or PS-VA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Fisher (Shuo) YU
  • Publication number: 20230295510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising a compound of formula I and one or more compounds of formula II as defined in claim 1, and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, especially in IPS, FFS, VA or PS-VA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventor: Sven Christian LAUT
  • Publication number: 20230061307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium having a nematic phase comprising one or more compounds of formula X wherein the parameters have the meaning given in the text, to the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the IPS or FFS effect, to displays of this type which contain a liquid-crystalline medium of this type and to the use of the compounds of formula X for improvement of the transmission and/or response times of a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises one or more additional mesogenic compounds, as well as to certain compounds of formula X, as specified in the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Atsutaka MANABE, Constanze BROCKE, Susan (Min Tzu) CHUANG, Sven Christian LAUT, Sabrina PFEIFFER, Ramin TAVAKOLI
  • Publication number: 20230024370
    Abstract: A liquid crystal medium containing a compound of formula I and one or more compounds of the formulae IIA, IIB, IIC and IID, useable in optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Harald HIRSCHMANN, Juergen RADESTOCK
  • Publication number: 20220372371
    Abstract: Liquid-crystalline (LC) media having positive dielectric anisotropy and liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) containing these media, especially displays addressed by an active matrix and in particular to LC displays of the TN, PS-TN, STN, TN-TFT, OCB, IPS, PS-IPS, FFS, HB-FFS, XB-FFS, PS-FFS, SA-HB-FFS, SA-XB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-HB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-XB-FFS, positive VA or positive PS-VA type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Sabrina PFEIFFER, Philipp Hans FACKLER
  • Patent number: 11447701
    Abstract: A liquid-crystalline medium having a nematic phase containing one or more compounds of formula D the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the IPS or FFS effect, displays of this type which contain a liquid-crystalline medium of this type and the use of the compounds of formula D for improvement of the contrast and/or response times of a liquid-crystalline medium which contain one or more additional mesogenic compounds, as well as certain compounds of formula D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian Laut, Martina Windhorst, Constanze Brocke
  • Publication number: 20220119711
    Abstract: Liquid-crystalline (LC) media having positive dielectric anisotropy and liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) containing these media, especially displays addressed by an active matrix and in particular to LC displays of the TN, PS-TN, STN, TN-TFT, OCB, IPS, PS-IPS, FFS, HB-FFS PS-FFS, SA-HB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-HB-FFS, positive VA or positive PS-VA type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian Laut, Sabine Schoen
  • Patent number: 11208595
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula I, in which Y1 denotes —O— or —CH2—, and the groups R1, L1 to L6 and X1 have the meanings indicated in claim 1. A process for the preparation thereof, and liquid-crystalline media comprising at least one compound of the formula I and electro-optical displays containing a liquid-crystalline medium this type. The compounds of the formula I include, as structural element, a combination of a 1,4-substituted cyclohexene ring besides a dioxane or tetrahydropyran ring and a substituted biphenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Constanze Brocke, Katharina Linke, Sven Christian Laut
  • Publication number: 20210207029
    Abstract: A liquid-crystalline medium having a nematic phase containing one or more compounds of formula D the use thereof in an electro-optical display, particularly in an active-matrix display based on the IPS or FFS effect, displays of this type which contain a liquid-crystalline medium of this type and the use of the compounds of formula D for improvement of the contrast and/or response times of a liquid-crystalline medium which contain one or more additional mesogenic compounds, as well as certain compounds of formula D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Martina WINDHORST, Constanze BROCKE
  • Publication number: 20210179942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising a compound of formula I and one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of the formulae IIA, IIB, IIC and IID, as defined in claim 1, and to the use of the LC medium for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, especially in IPS, FFS, VA or PS-VA displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Kaja Christina DEING, Sven Christian LAUT, Monika BAUER, Sebastian HOFMEYER, Kristin WEISS
  • Publication number: 20200299580
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula I, in which Y1 denotes —O— or —CH2—, and the groups R1, L1 to L6 and X1 have the meanings indicated in claim 1. A process for the preparation thereof, and liquid-crystalline media comprising at least one compound of the formula I and electro-optical displays containing a liquid-crystalline medium this type. The compounds of the formula I include, as structural element, a combination of a 1,4-substituted cyclohexene ring besides a dioxane or tetrahydropyran ring and a substituted biphenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Constanze BROCKE, Katharina LINKE, Sven Christian LAUT
  • Publication number: 20200181493
    Abstract: Liquid-crystalline (LC) media having positive dielectric anisotropy and liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) containing these media, especially displays addressed by an active matrix and in particular LC displays of the TN, PS-TN, STN, TN-TFT, OCB, IPS, PS-IPS, FFS, HB-FFS PS-FFS, SA-HB-FFS, polymer stabilised SA-HB-FFS, positive VA or positive PS-VA type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Christian LAUT, Martina WINDHORST, Sabrina MAAG
  • Patent number: 9556382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable mixtures and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in liquid-crystal (LC) media and LC displays, especially in LC displays of the PS (“polymer sustained”) or PSA (“polymer sustained alignment”) type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Goetz, Sven Christian Laut, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Patent number: 9090822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerizable compounds, to processes and intermediates for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in liquid-crystal (LC) media and LC displays, especially in LC displays of the PS or PSA type (“polymer sustained” or “polymer sustained alignment” respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Achim Goetz, Christoph Marten, Sven Christian Laut, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Publication number: 20130114010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerisable mixtures and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in liquid-crystal (LC) media and LC displays, especially in LC displays of the PS (“polymer sustained”) or PSA (“polymer sustained alignment”) type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Achim Goetz, Sven Christian Laut, Andreas Taugerbeck
  • Publication number: 20120224124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymerisable compounds, to processes and intermediates for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in liquid-crystal (LC) media and LC displays, especially in LC displays of the PS or PSA type (“polymer sustained” or “polymer sustained alignment” respectively).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Achim Goetz, Christoph Marten, Sven Christian Laut, Andreas Taugerbeck