Patents by Inventor Hiroki Hotaka

Hiroki Hotaka 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: 20200408974
    Abstract: An optical filter includes an absorption layer which increases a visible light transmittance while having a good near-infrared blocking characteristic, and which is excellent in not only adhesiveness with respect to a layer to be abutted, but also light resistance. The optical filter includes: an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye containing a squarylium-based dye and a transparent resin; and an inorganic or organic material in contact with the absorption layer. The squarylium-based dye has a squarylium skeleton and condensed ring structures bonded thereto respectively on both sides thereof, the condensed ring structures each including a benzene ring and a nitrogen atom as an annular atom, each benzene ring having an urethane structure in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AGC, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SHIONO, Keigo MATSUURA, Sayuri HAGASHITAMORI, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Publication number: 20200363576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical filter containing: an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye (A) having a maximum absorption wavelength in dichloromethane being in a wavelength range of 850 to 1,100 nm and a transparent resin; and a reflection layer formed of a dielectric multilayer film, in which the near-infrared absorbing dye (A) satisfies the following Formulae (1) to (4). ABS400(A)DCM/ABS?max(A)DCM<0.10??(1), ABS550(A)DCM/ABS?max(A)DCM<0.04??(2), ABS400(A)TR/ABS?max(A)TR<0.15??(3), and ABS550(A)TR/ABS?max(A)TR<0.10??(4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: AGC. Inc
    Inventors: Sayuri YAMADA, Kazuhiko SHIONO, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Publication number: 20200354577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical filter containing: an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye satisfying the following (i-1) to (i-5), and a transparent resin; and a reflection layer, and satisfying the following (ii-1); (i-1) ?max(A) TR is in a wavelength range of 760 to 900 nm; (i-2) T435-480ave (A) TR and T480-590ave (A) TR are both 90% or more. (i-3) ?max(A) DCM is in a wavelength range of 760 to 900 nm. (i-4) T435-480ave (A) DCM is 95% or more and T480-590ave (A) DCM is 97% or more. (i-5) a difference between T435-480ave (A) DCM and T435-480ave (A) TR, and a difference between T480-590ave (A) DCM and T480-590ave (A) TR are 10.5% or less. (ii-1) an average transmittance of light in the wavelength range of 800 to 900 nm is 5% or less at an incident angle of 60 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shoko SUZUKI, Kazuhiko SHIONO, Sayuri YAMADA, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Patent number: 10809428
    Abstract: An optical filter includes an absorption layer which increases a visible light transmittance while having a good near-infrared blocking characteristic, and which is excellent in not only adhesiveness with respect to a layer to be abutted, but also light resistance. The optical filter includes: an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye containing a squarylium-based dye and a transparent resin; and an inorganic or organic material in contact with the absorption layer. The squarylium-based dye has a squarylium skeleton and condensed ring structures bonded thereto respectively on both sides thereof, the condensed ring structures each including a benzene ring and a nitrogen atom as an annular atom, each benzene ring having an urethane structure in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Keigo Matsuura, Sayuri Higashitamori, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10745572
    Abstract: An optical filter includes an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye with an absorption characteristic in dichloromethane satisfying (i-1) to (i-3). (i-1) In an absorption spectrum of a wavelength of 400 to 800 nm, there is a maximum absorption wavelength ?max in 670 to 730 nm. (i-2) Between a maximum absorption coefficient ?A of light with a wavelength of 430 to 550 nm and a maximum absorption coefficient ?B of light with a wavelength of 670 to 730 nm, the following relational expression: ?B/?A?65 is established. (i-3) In a spectral transmittance curve, the difference between a wavelength ?80 with which the transmittance becomes 80% on a shorter wavelength side than the maximum absorption wavelength with the transmittance at the maximum absorption wavelength ?max set to 10% and the maximum absorption wavelength ?max is 65 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Keigo Matsuura, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10746908
    Abstract: There is provide an optical filter suppressed in incidence angle dependence and having high visible light transmittance. The optical filter includes: an absorption layer containing a first near-infrared absorbent (DA) having a maximum absorption wavelength ?(DA_Tmin) in wavelengths of 685 to 715 nm and a second near-infrared absorbent (DB) having a maximum absorption wavelength ?(DB_Tmin) in wavelengths of 705 to 725 nm or wavelengths of more than 725 nm and 900 nm or less on a side of a wavelength longer than the maximum absorption wavelength ?(DA_Tmin), and satisfying specific light absorption characteristics; and a reflection layer including a dielectric multilayer film satisfying specific reflection characteristics in wavelengths of 700 to 1150 nm, wherein a transmittance of the reflection layer in a boundary region of visible light and near-infrared light and a transmittance of the absorption layer have a specific relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Ooi, Hiroshi Kumai, Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Publication number: 20200200956
    Abstract: An optical filter includes: an absorption layer including a first near-infrared absorbing dye (D1), a second near-infrared absorbing dye (D2), and a transparent resin; and a reflection layer including a dielectric multilayer film. The dye (D1) and the dye (D2) are squarylium compounds satisfying following (1) to (3). (1) The dye (D1) has a maximum absorption wavelength ?max(D1) within a range of 680 to 730 nm, and the difference between a wavelength at which a transmittance is 80% on the shorter wavelength side than ?max(D1) when the concentration is adjusted such that a transmittance at ?max(D1) is 10%, and ?max(D1) is 100 nm or less. (2) The dye (D2) has a maximum absorption wavelength ?max(D2) within a range of 720 to 770 nm. (3) A value obtained by subtracting ?max(D1) from ?max(D2) is 30 nm or more and 85 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Nanako Nishimoto, Sayuri Yamada, Hiroki Hotaka, Satoshi Okada, Keigo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10683233
    Abstract: A light selective transmission type glass 10 according to the present invention includes: a glass substrate 12; and a light selective transmission layer 11 provided on at least one main surface of the glass substrate 12. The glass substrate 12 has an average thermal expansion coefficient ?50/100 at 50° C. to 100° C. of 2.70 ppm/° C. to 3.20 ppm/° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient ?200/300 at 200° C. to 300° C. of 3.45 ppm/° C. to 3.95 ppm/° C., a value ?200/300/?50/100 obtained by dividing the average thermal expansion coefficient ?200/300 at 200° C. to 300° C. by the average thermal expansion coefficient ?50/100 at 50° C. to 100° C. of 1.20 to 1.30, and a content of an alkali metal oxide being 0% to 0.1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shuhei Nomura, Kazutaka Ono, Yoshiharu Ooi, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10598834
    Abstract: An optical filter whose transmitting characteristics for visible light are favorably maintained and at the same time, whose blocking characteristics for near-infrared light, in particular, with a large incident angle deteriorates less. The optical filter includes an absorption layer and a reflection layer, and satisfies the requirements: in a spectral transmittance curve for a 0° incident angle, an average transmittance for 430 to 620 nm wavelength light is 65% or more, and a wavelength exhibiting a 50% transmittance is in a 600 to 700 nm wavelength; in a 615 to 725 nm wavelength, an average value of absolute values of differences in transmittance between the spectral transmittance curve for the 0° incident angle and 30° incident angle is 8%/nm or less; and in a spectral transmittance curve for a 60° incident angle, the maximum transmittance for 730 to 1000 nm wavelength light is 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Keigo Matsuura, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10495796
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared cut filter which has a visible light transmitting property and a near-infrared shielding property both at high levels by that its transmission spectrum has a steep inclination in the vicinity of the boundary between the visible light and the near-infrared, and which can also be sufficiently reduced in size and thickness. The near-infrared cut filter has a near-infrared absorbing layer which contains a near-infrared absorbing dye containing at least one dye in which a condensed ring structure containing at least a benzene ring and a ring having nitrogen atom is bonded to both sides of a squarylium skeleton and which have a carboxylic acid amide structure at a second position of the benzene ring (where the carboxylic acid has a substituent having 5 to 25 having one or more branches), and a transparent resin with a refractive index of 1.45 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroyuki Arishima, Teppei Konishi, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10408979
    Abstract: Provided is an optical filter, which includes a light-absorbing layer and a light-reflecting layer and satisfies the following requirements: (i) in a spectral transmittance curve at an incident angle of 0°, an average transmittance over the 430-620 nm wavelength range is ?80%, an average transmittance over the 430-450 nm wavelength range is ?76%, an average transmittance over the 735-1100 nm wavelength range is ?5%, and an average transmittance over the 350-395 nm wavelength is ?5%; and (ii) there is a wavelength ?0(UV) with transmittance of 50% in the 400-425 nm wavelength range in the spectral transmittance curve at the incident angle of 0°, there is a wavelength ?30(UV) with transmittance of 50% in the 400-425 nm wavelength range in a spectral transmittance curve at an incident angle of 30°, and an absolute value of a difference between the wavelengths, |?0(UV)??30(UV),| is ?5 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Asana Yoshioka, Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroyuki Arishima, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Publication number: 20190227208
    Abstract: To provide an optical filter having shielding effects against near ultraviolet rays and near infrared rays. An optical filter comprising a transparent resin body having a single layer or multilayer structure, and containing a near ultraviolet absorbing dye (U) which is a compound represented by the following formula (U) and which has an absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 370 to 425 nm and has a molar absorptivity at the maximum absorption wavelength of at least 50,000 [L/(mol·cm)], and a near infrared absorbing dye (A) which has an absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 600 to 800 nm: In the formula (U), Y is an oxygen atom, a methylene group or a dimethylene group, R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, or the like, R2 to R5 are a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group or the like, and X is a bivalent group represented by any one of the formulae (X1) to (X5) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SHIONO, Asana YOSHIOKA, Shoko SUZUKI, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Patent number: 10351718
    Abstract: An optical filter includes an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye with an absorption characteristic in dichloromethane satisfying (i-1) to (i-3). (i-1) In an absorption spectrum of a wavelength of 400 to 800 nm, there is a maximum absorption wavelength ?max in 670 to 730 nm. (i-2) Between a maximum absorption coefficient ?A of light with a wavelength of 430 to 550 nm and a maximum absorption coefficient ?B of light with a wavelength of 670 to 730 nm, the following relational expression: ?B/?A?65 is established. (i-3) In a spectral transmittance curve, the difference between a wavelength ?80 with which the transmittance becomes 80% on a shorter wavelength side than the maximum absorption wavelength with the transmittance at the maximum absorption wavelength ?max set to 10% and the maximum absorption wavelength ?max is 65 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Keigo Matsuura, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10324240
    Abstract: To provide an optical filter having shielding effects against near ultraviolet rays and near infrared rays. An optical filter comprising a transparent resin body having a single layer or multilayer structure, and containing a near ultraviolet absorbing dye (U) which is a compound represented by the following formula (U) and which has an absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 370 to 425 nm and has a molar absorptivity at the maximum absorption wavelength of at least 50,000 [L/(mol·cm)], and a near infrared absorbing dye (A) which has an absorption maximum at a wavelength of from 600 to 800 nm: In the formula (U), Y is an oxygen atom, a methylene group or a dimethylene group, R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, or the like, R2 to R5 are a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group or the like, and X is a bivalent group represented by any one of the formulae (X1) to (X5) or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Asana Yoshioka, Shoko Suzuki, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Publication number: 20190161629
    Abstract: An optical filter includes an absorption layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye with an absorption characteristic in dichloromethane satisfying (i-1) to (i-3). (i-1) In an absorption spectrum of a wavelength of 400 to 800 nm, there is a maximum absorption wavelength ?max in 670 to 730 nm. (i-2) Between a maximum absorption coefficient ?A of light with a wavelength of 430 to 550 nm and a maximum absorption coefficient ?B of light with a wavelength of 670 to 730 nm, the following relational expression: ?B/?A?65 is established. (i-3) In a spectral transmittance curve, the difference between a wavelength ?80 with which the transmittance becomes 80% on a shorter wavelength side than the maximum absorption wavelength with the transmittance at the maximum absorption wavelength ?max set to 10% and the maximum absorption wavelength ?max is 65 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SHIONO, Keigo MATSUURA, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Patent number: 10228500
    Abstract: An optical filter includes: an absorption layer containing a first near-infrared absorbent having a maximum absorption in a wavelength of 660 to 785 nm, and satisfying (i-1) in 620 to 670 nm, on a shorter wavelength side of a wavelength ? (DA_Tmin) exhibiting the maximum absorption, there is a wavelength ?Sh (DA_T50%) at which a transmittance becomes 50%; and a reflection layer formed of a dielectric multilayered film satisfying (ii-1) in 670 to 1200 nm, there is a near-infrared reflection band in which a transmittance with respect to light at an incident angle of 0° becomes 50% or less, and a wavelength ?Sh (A2_Ts50%) at which a transmittance of light of an s polarization component out of light at an incident angle of 30° becomes 50%, on a shorter wavelength side of the near-infrared reflection band, is positioned on a longer wavelength side of the wavelength ?Sh (DA_T50%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Ooi, Kazuhiko Shiono, Asana Yoshioka, Shoko Suzuki, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Publication number: 20180356576
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared cut filter which has a visible light transmitting property and a near-infrared shielding property both at high levels by that its transmission spectrum has a steep inclination in the vicinity of the boundary between the visible light and the near-infrared, and which can also be sufficiently reduced in size and thickness. The near-infrared cut filter has a near-infrared absorbing layer which contains a near-infrared absorbing dye containing at least one dye in which a condensed ring structure containing at least a benzene ring and a ring having nitrogen atom is bonded to both sides of a squarylium skeleton and which have a carboxylic acid amide structure at a second position of the benzene ring (where the carboxylic acid has a substituent having 5 to 25 having one or more branches), and a transparent resin with a refractive index of 1.45 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SHIONO, Hiroyuki ARISHIMA, Teppei KONISHI, Hiroki HOTAKA
  • Patent number: 10082611
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared cut filter which has a visible light transmitting property and a near-infrared shielding property both at high levels by that its transmission spectrum has a steep inclination in the vicinity of the boundary between the visible light and the near-infrared, and which can also be sufficiently reduced in size and thickness. The near-infrared cut filter has a near-infrared absorbing layer which contains a near-infrared absorbing dye containing at least one dye in which a condensed ring structure containing at least a benzene ring and a ring having nitrogen atom is bonded to both sides of a squarylium skeleton and which have a carboxylic acid amide structure at a second position of the benzene ring (where the carboxylic acid has a substituent having 5 to 25 having one or more branches), and a transparent resin with a refractive index of 1.45 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroyuki Arishima, Teppei Konishi, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10048414
    Abstract: An optical device has a visible light transmittance that decreases from a central part thereof towards a peripheral part thereof. The optical device includes a visible light absorbing part, made of a material that absorbs at least a part of visible light, and having a thickness that increases from a central part thereof towards a peripheral part thereof, and a visible light transmitting part, made of a material that transmits the visible light, and is stacked on the visible light absorbing part. A relationship T420/T360>=3 is satisfied, where T420 denotes a transmittance of light having a wavelength of 420 nm, and T360 denotes a transmittance of light having a wavelength of 360 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: So Ishido, Hiromichi Nagayama, Kenichi Shioya, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Publication number: 20180095203
    Abstract: There is provide an optical filter suppressed in incidence angle dependence and having high visible light transmittance. The optical filter includes: an absorption layer containing a first near-infrared absorbent (DA) having a maximum absorption wavelength ?(DA_Tmin) in wavelengths of 685 to 715 nm and a second near-infrared absorbent (DB) having a maximum absorption wavelength ?(DB_Tmin) in wavelengths of 705 to 725 nm or wavelengths of more than 725 nm and 900 nm or less on a side of a wavelength longer than the maximum absorption wavelength ?(DA_Tmin), and satisfying specific light absorption characteristics; and a reflection layer including a dielectric multilayer film satisfying specific reflection characteristics in wavelengths of 700 to 1150 nm, wherein a transmittance of the reflection layer in a boundary region of visible light and near-infrared light and a transmittance of the absorption layer have a specific relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Ooi, Hiroshi Kumai, Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroki Hotaka