Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Nakayama

Kazuhiro Nakayama 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).

  • Patent number: 11059997
    Abstract: A polishing composition comprising an abrasive grain; a modified microfibril cellulose in which at least a part of the cellulose units has a hydroxyl group at the C6 position oxidized to a carboxyl group; and a dispersion medium, wherein each content of Na and K is 100 ppm or less relative to the solids weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Yukihiro Iwasaki, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yuji Tawarazako, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10920120
    Abstract: A ceria composite particle dispersion has ceria composite particles having an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm and having the features described below. Each ceria composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer on the surface thereof, and child particles dispersed inside the cerium-containing silica layer, the mother particles being amorphous silica-based and the child particles being crystalline ceria-based. The child particles have a coefficient of variation (CV value) in a particle size distribution of 14 to 40%. The ceria composite particles have a mass ratio of silica to ceria of 100:11-316. Only the crystal phase of ceria is detected when the ceria composite particles are subjected to X-ray diffraction. The average crystallite size of the crystalline ceria measured by subjecting the ceria composite particles to X-ray diffraction is 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Yuji Tawarazako, Shinya Usuda, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Shota Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10844259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silica-based composite fine particle dispersion including a silica-based composite fine particle which comprises a mother particle containing amorphous silica as a main component with a child particle containing crystalline ceria as a main component on a surface thereof. Features of the silica-based composite fine particle include a silica to ceria mass ratio of 100:11 to 316, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction, only the crystalline phase of ceria is detected, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction for measurement, the crystalline ceria has a crystallite diameter of 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Michio Komatsu, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Iwasaki, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shota Kawakami, Shinya Usuda
  • Patent number: 10730755
    Abstract: A subject of this invention is to provide a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle, which can rapidly polish silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material, can concurrently achieve high surface accuracy (less scratches, etc.), and can suitably be used for surface polishing of semiconductor devices including semiconductor substrate and wiring board, by virtue of its impurity-free nature. The subject is solved by a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle that contains a silica-based composite particle that has a core particle mainly composed of amorphous silica, and bound thereto a ceria particle mainly composed of crystalline ceria, further has a silica film that covers them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shingo Kashiwada, Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Michio Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20200109312
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a nanobubble-containing inorganic oxide fine particle dispersion having excellent concentration stability in a process used as an abrasive. The object is achieved by the nanobubble-containing inorganic oxide fine particle dispersion including: inorganic oxide fine particles having an average particle size of 1 to 500 nm and containing fine particles containing Ce; and nanobubbles having an average cell size of 50 to 500 nm and being at least one non-oxidizing gas selected from a group consisting of N2 and H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio KOMATSU, Hiroyasu NISHIDA, Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200087554
    Abstract: Aiming at providing a ceria-based composite particle dispersion capable of polishing silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material at high polishing rate, and can give high surface accuracy, disclosed is a ceria-based composite particle dispersion that contains a ceria-based composite particle that has an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm, to solve the aforementioned problem, featured by that the ceria-based composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer, a child particle, and an easily soluble silica-containing layer; the mother particle contains amorphous silica as a major ingredient; the child particle contains crystalline ceria as a major ingredient; ratio of the mass of the easily soluble silica-containing layer relative to the mass of the ceria-based composite particle falls in a specific range; mass ratio of silica and ceria in the ceria-based composite particle falls in a specific range; the ceria-based composite particle, when analyzed by X-ray diffractometry,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yuji Tawarazako, Shinya Usuda, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190367777
    Abstract: A polishing composition comprising an abrasive grain; a modified microfibril cellulose in which at least a part of the cellulose units has a hydroxyl group at the C6 position oxidized to a carboxyl group; and a dispersion medium, wherein each content of Na and K is 100 ppm or less relative to the solids weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio KOMATSU, Yukihiro IWASAKI, Hiroyasu NISHIDA, Yuji TAWARAZAKO, Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190248668
    Abstract: A ceria composite particle dispersion has ceria composite particles having an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm and having the features described below. Each ceria composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer on the surface thereof, and child particles dispersed inside the cerium-containing silica layer, the mother particles being amorphous silica-based and the child particles being crystalline ceria-based. The child particles have a coefficient of variation (CV value) in a particle size distribution of 14 to 40%. The ceria composite particles have a mass ratio of silica to ceria of 100:11-316. Only the crystal phase of ceria is detected when the ceria composite particles are subjected to X-ray diffraction. The average crystallite size of the crystalline ceria measured by subjecting the ceria composite particles to X-ray diffraction is 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio KOMATSU, Yuji TAWARAZAKO, Shinya USUDA, Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA, Shota KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190153279
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silica-based composite fine particle dispersion including a silica-based composite fine particle which comprises a mother particle containing amorphous silica as a main component with a child particle containing crystalline ceria as a main component on a surface thereof. Features of the silica-based composite fine particle include a silica to ceria mass ratio of 100:11 to 316, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction, only the crystalline phase of ceria is detected, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction for measurement, the crystalline ceria has a crystallite diameter of 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Michio Komatsu, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Iwasaki, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shota Kawakami, Shinya Usuda
  • Patent number: 10160894
    Abstract: Provided is a non-spherical silica sol containing non-spherical silica fine particles dispersed in a dispersion medium, the non-spherical silica fine particles having an average particle diameter in a range of 3 to 150 nm as measured by dynamic light scattering, a minor-diameter/major-diameter ratio in a range of 0.01 to 0.8, and a specific surface area in a range of 10 to 800 m2/g, and also having a plurality of wart-like projections on the surfaces thereof, and a process for producing the non-spherical silica sol. The non-spherical silica fine particles contained in the non-spherical silica sol have a unique structure different from the structure of ordinary non-spherical silica fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Nishida, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180105428
    Abstract: A subject of this invention is to provide a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle, which can rapidly polish silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material, can concurrently achieve high surface accuracy (less scratches, etc.), and can suitably be used for surface polishing of semiconductor devices including semiconductor substrate and wiring board, by virtue of its impurity-free nature. The subject is solved by a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle that contains a silica-based composite particle that has a core particle mainly composed of amorphous silica, and bound thereto a ceria particle mainly composed of crystalline ceria, further has a silica film that covers them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shingo Kashiwada, Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Michio Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9598611
    Abstract: A method for producing a high purity silica sol is provided. This method has enabled use of water glass for the starting material, and the resulting silica sol has a reduced metal impurity Cu and Ni content compared to conventional methods. The method comprises (1) ultrafiltration of an aqueous solution of an alkali silicate; (2) ion exchange process for removal of at least a part of cationic components in the purified aqueous solution of an alkali silicate; (3) another ion exchange process using a chelating ion exchange resin to obtain high purity silicate solution; and (4) adjustment of a part of the high purity silicate solution (seed solution) to alkaline pH and mixing of this solution with another part of the solution (feed solution) to produce a high purity silica sol having a Cu concentration and a Ni concentration (in relation to the dry silica) of up to 50 ppb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Akira Nakashima, Michio Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20160186030
    Abstract: Provided is a non-spherical silica sol containing non-spherical silica fine particles dispersed in a dispersion medium, the non-spherical silica fine particles having an average particle diameter in a range of 3 to 150 nm as measured by dynamic light scattering, a minor-diameter/major-diameter ratio in a range of 0.01 to 0.8, and a specific surface area in a range of 10 to 800 m2/g, and also having a plurality of wart-like projections on the surfaces thereof, and a process for producing the non-spherical silica sol. The non-spherical silica fine particles contained in the non-spherical silica sol have a unique structure different from the structure of ordinary non-spherical silica fine particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Nishida, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9272916
    Abstract: Provided is a non-spherical silica sol containing non-spherical silica fine particles dispersed in a dispersion medium, the non-spherical silica fine particles having an average particle diameter in a range of 3 to 150 nm as measured by dynamic light scattering, a minor-diameter/major-diameter ratio in a range of 0.01 to 0.8, and a specific surface area in a range of 10 to 800 m2/g, and also having a plurality of wart-like projections on the surfaces thereof, and a process for producing the non-spherical silica sol. The non-spherical silica fine particles contained in the non-spherical silica sol have a unique structure different from the structure of ordinary non-spherical silica fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Nishida, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8585791
    Abstract: In producing nodular silica sol, a polymerized silicic acid solution with viscosity of silicic acid from 0.9 to 100 mPa·s is prepared by aging a silicic acid solution with pH from 1.0 to 7.0 and silica concentration from 0.05 to 3.0% by weight at a temperature from 1 to 98° C. Then, a seed liquid is prepared by adding an alkali to the polymerized solution to adjust the pH from 10 to 12.5 and heating the resultant mixture solution at a temperature from 50 to 150° C. According to necessity, an alkali is added to the obtained seed liquid to adjust the pH in from 9 to 12.5. Finally, a silicic acid solution or a highly purified silicic acid solution is dropped to the seed liquid at a temperature from 20 to 98° C. continuously or intermittently for building up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Akira Nakashima, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yoshinori Wakamiya
  • Patent number: 8564735
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the liquid crystal display device includes a transmissive type liquid crystal display panel. A backlight unit is arranged on a back side of the liquid crystal display panel, and includes a light source portion for radiating the liquid crystal display panel with plane light. An optical sheet is arranged between the liquid crystal display panel and the back light unit. A rear bezel having a counter surface portion is arranged opposing at least a portion of a back side of the light source portion. An elastic sheet having a plurality of slits is arranged between the back side of the back light unit and the counter surface portion for elastically supporting the back light unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Display Central Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Kazunari Nishita
  • Publication number: 20120218494
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the liquid crystal display device includes a transmissive type liquid crystal display panel. A backlight unit is arranged on a back side of the liquid crystal display panel, and includes a light source portion for radiating the liquid crystal display panel with plane light. An optical sheet is arranged between the liquid crystal display panel and the back light unit. A rear bezel having a counter surface portion is arranged opposing at least a portion of a back side of the light source portion. An elastic sheet having a plurality of slits is arranged between the back side of the back light unit and the counter surface portion for elastically supporting the back light unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA, Kazunari Nishita
  • Patent number: 8187351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles not containing coarse particles, in which particles having extremely homogeneous particles are dispersed in a solvent. An acidic silicic acid is added to a dispersion liquid of core particles to grow core particles, and then again the acidic silicic acid is added at the addition rate 1.2 to 1.8 higher than that in the previous step to prepare a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles. Then the sol is subjected to centrifugation to remove coarse particles having the diameter of 800 nm or more, thus spinous inorganic oxide particles having peculiar form such as a spinous one being obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Mami Tokunaga, Akira Nakashima, Kazuaki Inoue, Osamu Yoshida, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Hiroyasu Nishida
  • Patent number: 8123250
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus includes an airbag that includes a bag body provided with an insert hole for receiving an inflator and a sealing cloth arranged to cover a peripheral area of the insert hole. The sealing cloth includes on the location corresponding to the insert hole a through hole for receiving the inflator. The sealing cloth further includes around the through hole a slit that encircles the through hole generally wholly in a circumferential direction and enables relative slip movement between a peripheral area of the through hole on the sealing cloth and the peripheral area of the insert hole on the bag body in generally radial directions about the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Tanaka, Masanori Oyabu, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Tetsuya Ogata, Hirokazu Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20110314745
    Abstract: A nodular silica sol has a ratio of an average particle diameter (r) measured by the dynamic light scattering method versus a particle diameter (r?) converted to that of an equivalent sphere computed from an average specific surface area measured by means of the nitrogen absorption method (r/r?, referred to as “association ratio”) in a range from 1.2 to 10, the particle diameter (r?) in a range from 5 to 200 nm, and the specific surface area in a range from 13 to 550 m2/g. The nodular silica particles have heterogeneous forms, and contents of Ca and Mg contained in the nodular silica particles are below 1000 ppm against SiO2 respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Akira Nakashima, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yoshinori Wakamiya