Patents by Inventor Ayaki Hosono

Ayaki Hosono 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: 20200399539
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the general formula (i), which has a partial structure Ki1 represented by one of the general formulae (K-1) to (K-6) and has a ring B with at least one P-Sp- group and with at least one Ri2 (Ri2 denotes a linear or branched alkyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms or a linear or branched halogenated alkyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, —CH2— in the alkyl or halogenated alkyl group is optionally substituted with —CH?CH—, —O—, —COO—, or —OCO—, but —O— is not adjacent to another —O—). Thus, the compound in a liquid crystal composition adsorbs to substrates between which the liquid crystal composition (a liquid crystal layer) exists. The compound can hold vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules, can improve alignment stability, and can ensure low-temperature storage stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masanao Hayashi, Ayaki Hosono, Shota Kosaka
  • Publication number: 20200308488
    Abstract: The compound is represented by general formula (i). In the compound, in a group Ki1, at least two secondary carbon atoms in an alkyl group (a linear alkyl, halogenated alkyl, or cyanogenated alkyl group having 3 to 40 carbon atoms) are replaced with —C(?Xi1)— and/or —CH(—CN)—, where Xi1 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, NH, or NR13; in addition, a group Ai2, a group Ai3, or the group Ki1 includes, as a substituent, at least one Pi1-Spi1- group, where Pi1 is a polymerizable group, and SPi1 is a spacer group or a single bond. The liquid crystal composition including the compound represented by general formula (i) can be adsorbed onto substrates between which a liquid crystal layer is held, and, consequently, without the use of an alignment film, liquid crystal molecules can be maintained in a state in which the liquid crystal molecules are aligned in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Shimizu, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Kadomoto, Tetsuo Kusumoto, Ayaki Hosono, Shinya Yamamoto, Masanori Miyamoto, Hidetomo Kai
  • Publication number: 20200087240
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (i) has, as Ki1 in the formula (i), a structure represented by any one of formula (K-1) to formula (K-3). When used in a liquid crystal composition, it adheres to substrates which hold the liquid crystal composition (liquid crystal layer) therebetween, thereby permitting liquid crystal molecules to be maintained in the state of being aligned in the vertical direction. The liquid crystal composition using the compound enables liquid crystal molecules to be aligned even when the PI layer is not provided (vertical alignment of liquid crystal molecules is induced without the voltage applied and horizontal alignment of liquid crystal molecules is realized with the voltage applied). It is possible to provide a polymerizable compound being excellent in storability and capable of uniform vertical alignment of liquid crystal molecules with no PI layer provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Ayaki Hosono, Masanao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10329252
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by General Formula (I). The compound according to the present invention prevents the liquid crystal composition from being deteriorated due to light, has high compatibility with the liquid crystal composition, and does not impair the storage stability of the liquid crystal composition, thus the compound is useful as a constituent member of a liquid crystal composition. Since the liquid crystal composition and the liquid crystal display element containing the compound of the present invention exhibit UV resistance and have a high VHR, it is possible to obtain a liquid crystal display element with excellent display quality in which display defects such as burn-in and display unevenness do not occur or are suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Aoki, Ayaki Hosono
  • Publication number: 20180230094
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by General Formula (I). The compound according to the present invention prevents the liquid crystal composition from being deteriorated due to light, has high compatibility with the liquid crystal composition, and does not impair the storage stability of the liquid crystal composition, thus the compound is useful as a constituent member of a liquid crystal composition. Since the liquid crystal composition and the liquid crystal display element containing the compound of the present invention exhibit UV resistance and have a high VHR, it is possible to obtain a liquid crystal display element with excellent display quality in which display defects such as burn-in and display unevenness do not occur or are suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Aoki, Ayaki Hosono