Patents by Inventor Fumitaka Kondo

Fumitaka Kondo 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: 20210296337
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes first and second semiconductor layers and a first conductive layer. The first and second semiconductor layers extend in a first direction. The second semiconductor layer is stacked above the first semiconductor layer in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first conductive layer intersects the first and second semiconductor layers and extends in the second direction. The first conductive layer includes first and second portions intersecting the first and second semiconductor layers respectively. A width of the first portion in the first direction is smaller than a width of the second portion in the first direction. A thickness of the first semiconductor layer in the second direction is larger than a thickness of the second semiconductor layer in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAGISHIMA, Fumitaka ARAI, Keiji HOSOTANI, Masaki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210214615
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display device of the disclosure has: a first substrate; a plurality of pixel electrodes formed on the first substrate; a second substrate; a counter electrode formed on the second substrate and facing the pixel electrode; a liquid crystal layer including a liquid crystal composition between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode; and an alignment control layer formed of a polymer containing an alignable monomer that is one component of the liquid crystal composition, in which the alignment control layers are each formed on a side of the first substrate and on a side of the second substrate. The alignable monomer is a polymerizable polar compound having a mesogen moiety formed of at least one ring, and a polar group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko KATANO, Fumitaka KONDO, Kazuhiro OGITA, Hiroshi ENDOU
  • Patent number: 10982146
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition including liquid crystalline compounds, polymerizable compounds, and dichroic dyes in which the polymerizable compound includes at least one compound represented by Formula (1), R11-MES-Sp11-P11??(1) in Formula (1), R11 is an alkyl group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms; MES is a mesogenic group having at least one ring, and in the ring in MES, at least one hydrogen atom is optionally substituted with -Sp11-P11; Sp11 is a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and in this alkylene group, at least one —CH2— is optionally substituted with —O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, or —OCOO—, and at least one —(CH2)2— is optionally substituted with —CH?CH— or —C?C—, and in these groups, at least one hydrogen atom is optionally substituted with a polymerizable group; P11 is a polymerizable group or a polar group, or a group having both polymerization and polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ogita, Fumitaka Kondo, Yoshiharu Hirai
  • Publication number: 20210071080
    Abstract: Provided is a compound represented by formula (1) described below. In formula (1), a and b are independently 0, 1 or 2, and expressions: 0?a+b?3 hold, ring A1, ring A2, ring A3 and ring A4 are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, for example, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z3 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 10 carbons, or the like, Sp1 and Sp2 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 10 carbons, or the like, and P1 and P2 are independently a specific polymerizable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210071079
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to control, by using a colorless alignment control monomer, the alignment of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal display element that does not include an alignment film, and to provide a liquid crystal composition with which the colorless alignment control monomer exhibits excellent compatibility. The invention uses a liquid crystal display element that comprises an alignment control monomer including an aromatic ester that undergoes photo-Fries rearrangement by light irradiation, and that employs a liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy. The invention also uses the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: JNC Corporation, JNC Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HIRAI, Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO, Tomohiro YANO, Hiroshi ENDOU
  • Patent number: 10862594
    Abstract: A communication system includes one or more communication apparatuses, each including a transmission circuit and a reception circuit. The transmission circuit includes a transmission unit and a signal generator. The transmission unit transmits one of a first transmission signal including first transmission data or a second transmission signal including at least one of a periodic signal with a constant frequency or a narrow band modulation signal having lower speed than the first transmission data. The signal generator generates the second transmission signal. The reception circuit includes a reception unit that receives the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal a narrow band detector that outputs a narrow band detection signal through detecting the second transmission signal in a narrow band, and a determination unit that determines presence of a significant signal or presence of significant signal change in the narrow band detection signal and outputs a determination signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Tanaka, Fumitaka Kondo, Moonjae Jeong, Toru Terashima, Fumihiro Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20200263089
    Abstract: A polar compound having high chemical stability, high capability of aligning liquid crystal molecules, high solubility in a liquid crystal composition, and a large voltage holding ratio when the compound is used in a liquid crystal display device; and a composition containing the compound. The compound is represented by formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Fumitaka KONDO, Hiroki SAGO
  • Publication number: 20200231873
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to control, by using a colorless alignment control monomer, the alignment of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal display element that does not include an alignment film, and to provide a liquid crystal composition with which the colorless alignment control monomer exhibits excellent compatibility. The invention uses a liquid crystal display element that comprises an alignment control monomer including an aromatic ester that undergoes photo-Fries rearrangement by light irradiation, and that employs a liquid crystal composition having a positive dielectric anisotropy. The invention also uses the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU HIRAI, Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO, Tomohiro YANO, HIROSHI ENDOU
  • Patent number: 10587227
    Abstract: In an amplifier that uses a transistor, a minimum operation voltage is lowered. An amplifier includes a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor connected in series, and an operational amplifier. An output terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to gates of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. One of an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to drains of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. Further, a predetermined reference voltage is applied to another of the inverting input terminal and the non-inverting input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takano, Fumitaka Kondo, Norio Shoji
  • Patent number: 10539668
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a positioning device, a communication device, and a positioning system that are designed to consume lower amounts of power in a more reliable manner. In a case where the identification information included in a received radio signal is the identification information about the current search target, and the reception intensity of the radio signal exceeds a predetermined value, the positioning device transmits a distance measurement start instruction to the communication device, and carries out measurement of the distance to the communication device. Upon receiving the distance measurement start instruction from the positioning device, the communication device performs measurement of the distance to the positioning device. The present technology can be applied to a positioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiro Nishiyama, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 10441936
    Abstract: Shown is a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule having a particle diameter of 30 to 150 nanometers, and a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule without using a homogenizer. The disclosure concerns a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule, including a step of preparing an emulsion by performing phase inversion emulsification of a mixed material obtained by mixing a liquid crystal composition, a monomer, a surfactant, and a polymerization initiator; and a step of producing a liquid crystal capsule by applying a coacervation method to the emulsion. The disclosure also concerns a liquid crystal capsule having a liquid crystal composition, a surfactant and a capsule wall, wherein the capsule wall has a closed curved shape, the liquid crystal composition and a hydrophobic moiety of the surfactant are arranged inside the capsule wall, and a hydrophilic moiety of the surfactant is arranged outside the capsule wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Taniguchi, Sho Hidaka, Eiji Okabe, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 10442992
    Abstract: A nematic liquid crystal composition has negative dielectric anisotropy and contains at least one polar compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (1) as a first additive, and the liquid crystal display device includes the composition. In formula (1), R1 is hydrogen, halogen, alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons or the like; R2 is a group represented by —OH, —OR0, —NH2, —NHR0 or —N(R0)2, in which R0 is alkyl having 1 to 5 carbons; ring A and ring B are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene or the like; Z1 is a single bond or the like; Sp1 and Sp2 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 7 carbons or the like; and a is 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Saito, Kazuhiro Ogita, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 10428275
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device using a liquid crystal composition containing a polar compound having a polymerizable group. Upon manufacturing the liquid crystal display device including a pair of substrates that have no alignment film and arranged to face each other, and including a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound and a polymerizable compound as a liquid crystal layer formed between the substrates formed of an electrode group formed on either one or both of surfaces faced by each of the pair of substrates, in which at least one of the polymerizable compounds is a compound having a polar anchor group, wherein the polymerizable compound is allowed to react under conditions of 10 or more in an accumulated light quantity ratio (313 nm/254 nm) at 254 nanometers and 313 nanometers to form an alignment control layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko Katano, Fumitaka Kondo, Kazuhiro Ogita, Hiroshi Endou
  • Publication number: 20190225886
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition including liquid crystalline compounds, polymerizable compounds, and dichroic dyes in which the polymerizable compound includes at least one compound represented by Formula (1), R11-MES-Sp11-P11??(1) in Formula (1), R11 is an alkyl group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms; MES is a mesogenic group having at least one ring, and in the ring in MES, at least one hydrogen atom is optionally substituted with -Sp11-P11; Sp11 is a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and in this alkylene group, at least one —CH2— is optionally substituted with —O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, or —OCOO—, and at least one —(CH2)2— is optionally substituted with —CH?CH— or —C?C—, and in these groups, at least one hydrogen atom is optionally substituted with a polymerizable group; P11 is a polymerizable group or a polar group, or a group having both polymerization and polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO, Yoshiharu HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20190225887
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device using a liquid crystal composition containing a polar compound having a polymerizable group. Upon manufacturing the liquid crystal display device including a pair of substrates that have no alignment film and arranged to face each other, and including a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound and a polymerizable compound as a liquid crystal layer formed between the substrates formed of an electrode group formed on either one or both of surfaces faced by each of the pair of substrates, in which at least one of the polymerizable compounds is a compound having a polar anchor group, wherein the polymerizable compound is allowed to react under conditions of 10 or more in an accumulated light quantity ratio (313 nm/254 nm) at 254 nanometers and 313 nanometers to form an alignment control layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko KATANO, Fumitaka KONDO, Kazuhiro OGITA, Hiroshi ENDOU
  • Publication number: 20190158032
    Abstract: In an amplifier that uses a transistor, a minimum operation voltage is lowered. An amplifier includes a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor connected in series, and an operational amplifier. An output terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to gates of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. One of an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to drains of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. Further, a predetermined reference voltage is applied to another of the inverting input terminal and the non-inverting input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takano, Fumitaka Kondo, Norio Shoji
  • Publication number: 20190136135
    Abstract: Provided are a polymerizable compound having at least one monovalent group (A), a polymerizable composition containing the polymerizable compound, a liquid crystal composite prepared from the polymerizable composition, and a liquid crystal device having the polymerizable composition. In monovalent group (A), R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, halogen or alkyl having 1 to 20 carbons, and in the alkyl, at least one piece of —CH2— may be replaced by —O— or —S—, and at least one piece of —(CH2)2— may be replaced by —CH?CH—, and in the groups, at least one hydrogen may be replaced by halogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190132059
    Abstract: A communication system of the present disclosure includes one or more communication apparatuses, each of which includes: a transmission circuit including a transmission unit and a signal generator, the transmission unit that selectively transmits, via an antenna unit, one of a first transmission signal including first transmission data or a second transmission signal including at least one of a periodic signal with a constant frequency or a narrow band modulation signal by data having lower speed than the first transmission data, and the signal generator that generates the second transmission signal; and a reception circuit including a reception unit, a narrow band detector, and a determination unit, the reception unit that receives the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal via the antenna unit, the narrow band detector that outputs a narrow band detection signal through detecting the second transmission signal in a narrow band, and the determination unit that determines presence or abs
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: KATSUYUKI TANAKA, FUMITAKA KONDO, MOONJAE JEONG, TORU TERASHIMA, FUMIHIRO NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190041507
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a positioning device, a communication device, and a positioning system that are designed to consume lower amounts of power in a more reliable manner. In a case where the identification information included in a received radio signal is the identification information about the current search target, and the reception intensity of the radio signal exceeds a predetermined value, the positioning device transmits a distance measurement start instruction to the communication device, and carries out measurement of the distance to the communication device. Upon receiving the distance measurement start instruction from the positioning device, the communication device performs measurement of the distance to the positioning device. The present technology can be applied to a positioning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: FUMIHIRO NISHIYAMA, FUMITAKA KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180327666
    Abstract: Shown are a liquid crystal composition having capability of achieving vertical alignment of liquid crystal molecules by action of a polymer, and a liquid crystal display device including the composition. A nematic liquid crystal composition has negative dielectric anisotropy and contains at least one polar compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (1) as a first additive, and the liquid crystal display device includes the composition. In formula (1), R1 is hydrogen, halogen, alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons or the like; R2 is a group represented by —OH, —OR0, —NH2, —NHR0 or —N(R0)2, in which R0 is alkyl having 1 to 5 carbons; ring A and ring B are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene or the like; Z1 is a single bond or the like; Sp1 and Sp2 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 7 carbons or the like; and a is 0 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki SAITO, Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO