Patents by Inventor Hidetomo Kai

Hidetomo Kai 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8017706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel iron complex having a cyclic amine compound as a ligand and a method for producing polymers by polymerizing a radical polymerizable monomer in the presence of the iron complex and a radical generator. The problem for the present invention is providing a method capable of producing a polymer or block copolymer having a chemically convertible functional group at the end from a radical polymerizable monomer and providing a method for recovering the iron complex in a solvent with a high recovery rate after the polymerization reaction. This problem is solved by providing a novel iron complex, a method for producing a polymer in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator that uses the iron complex as a polymerization catalyst and a method for simply and easily recovering the iron complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetomo Kai, Akane Sasamoto, Hitoshi Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20110105703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel iron complex bearing a cyclic amine as ligand; and a process for the production of polymers by polymerizing a radical-polymerizable monomer in the presence of the iron complex and a radical generator. The invention aims at providing a process by which a polymer having a chemically convertible functional group at the end can be produced from a radical-polymerizable monomer and which permits the production of a block copolymer and a process for recovering, after polymerization, an iron complex into a solvent at a high recovery ratio. The aim can be solved by providing a novel iron complex, a process for producing a polymer in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator by using the iron complex as the polymerization catalyst, a process for the production of a block copolymer which is subsequent to the polymerization for producing the above polymer, and a process for recovering the iron complex easily and simply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DIC Corporatio
    Inventors: Hidetomo Kai, Akane Sasamoto, Hitoshi Hayakawa