Patents by Inventor Kei Sakamoto

Kei Sakamoto 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: 20170069651
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a substrate; a stacked body provided on the substrate and including a plurality of electrode layers; a semiconductor film; a charge storage film; an interconnect layer provided in the stacked body, the interconnect layer; a first contact portion; a first metal layer; and a second metal layer. The interconnect layer includes: a first portion including silicon; and a second portion provided on the first portion and including metal. The first metal layer is provided on the first contact portion. The second metal layer is provided on the first metal layer, and electrically connected to the interconnect layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Hiroshi NAKAKl
  • Patent number: 9586917
    Abstract: A polymerizable compound has a practical low melting point, excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, and can produce an optical film at low cost, exhibits low reflected luminance, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, an optically anisotropic article. A carbonyl compound is useful as a raw material for producing the polymerizable compound. (In the formula (I), Y1 to Y8 represent —C(?O)—O—, G1 and G2 represent a C1-20 divalent linear aliphatic group, Z1 and Z2 represent a C2-10 alkenyl group that is unsubstituted, or substituted with a halogen atom, Ax represents a C2-30 organic group with at least one aromatic ring, Ay represents a hydrogen atom or C1-20 alkyl group, A1 represents a trivalent aromatic group, A2 and A3 represent a C3-30 divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group, A4 and A5 represent a C6-30 divalent aromatic group or the like, and Q1 represents a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Satoshi Kiriki, Kumi Okuyama, Kanako Taira
  • Publication number: 20170044279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a polymerizable compound (I), wherein Y1 to Y6 are a chemical single bond, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O— or the like, G1 and G2 are a divalent aliphatic group, Z1 and Z2 are an alkenyl group, Ax is a fused ring group represented by a formula (II), wherein X is —NR3—, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or the like, R3 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and D is a substituted or unsubstituted ring having 1 to 20 carbon atoms that includes at least one nitrogen atom, Ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, A1 is a trivalent aromatic group or the like, A2 and A3 are a divalent aromatic group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms or the like, and Q1 is a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170015639
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) comprising: a step (1) that reacts a compound represented by a formula (II) with 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in an organic solvent in the presence of a base to obtain a reaction mixture including a compound represented by a formula (III); and a step (2) that adds a compound represented by a formula (IV) and an acidic aqueous solution to the reaction mixture obtained by the step (1) to effect a reaction, wherein A represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or the like, L represents a leaving group, n represents an integer from 1 to 20, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —C(R1)(R2)— or the like, R represents a hydrogen atom, an organic group or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like. According to the present invention, provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) at high purity and at high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI, Kei SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170008833
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymerizable compound represented by a general formula (I), a polymerazable composition, a polymer, and an optically anisotropic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9512251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a polymerizable compound (I), wherein Y1 to Y6 are a chemical single bond, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O— or the like, G1 and G2 are a divalent aliphatic group, Z1 and Z2 are an alkenyl group, Ax is a fused ring group represented by a formula (II), wherein X is —NR3—, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or the like, R3 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and D is a substituted or unsubstituted ring having 1 to 20 carbon atoms that includes at least one nitrogen atom, Ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, A1 is a trivalent aromatic group or the like, A2 and A3 are a divalent aromatic group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms or the like, and Q1 is a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20160280672
    Abstract: A polymerizable compound has a practical low melting point, excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, and can produce an optical film at low cost, exhibits low reflected luminance, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, an optically anisotropic article. A carbonyl compound is useful as a raw material for producing the polymerizable compound. (In the formula (I), Y1 to Y8 represent —C(?O)—O—, G1 and G2 represent a C1-20 divalent linear aliphatic group, Z1 and Z2 represent a C2-10 alkenyl group that is unsubstituted, or substituted with a halogen atom, Ax represents a C2-30 organic group with at least one aromatic ring, Ay represents a hydrogen atom or C1-20 alkyl group, A1 represents a trivalent aromatic group, A2 and A3 represent a C3-30 divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group, A4 and A5 represent a C6-30 divalent aromatic group or the like, and Q1 represents a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Satoshi KIRIKI, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako TAIRA
  • Publication number: 20160276353
    Abstract: A stacked body is disposed so as cover a periphery of a semiconductor columnar portion and includes a conductive layer and an inter-layer insulating layer stacked alternately in a stacking direction on a semiconductor substrate. An epitaxial layer is disposed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate and is electrically connected to a lower end of the semiconductor columnar portion. The semiconductor columnar portion comprises: an insulating film core; and a semiconductor portion disposed so as to cover a periphery of the insulating film core and electrically connected to the epitaxial layer at a lower end portion. The epitaxial layer includes a concave portion in a surface thereof, and the insulating film core has a lower end thereof positioned inside the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shigeki KOBAYASHI, Kei SAKAMOTO, Takamasa OKAWA, Ryosuke SAWABE
  • Patent number: 9447059
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a compound represented by a formula (I) and a method for producing thereof (in the formula, Ax is an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring, Ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring, or the like. Ax and Ay optionally bond to each other to form a ring, and Q is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or the like.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama, Yasushi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20160257659
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymerizable compound represented by formula (I), a polymerizable composition containing the polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator, a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable compound or the polymerizable composition, and an optically anisotropic product comprising the polymer as a constituent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160200841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I), wherein each of Y1 to Y8 independently represents —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O— or the like; each of A2, A3, G1, and G2 independently represents a divalent linear aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or the like; each of Z1 and Z2 independently represents an alkenyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms or the like; Ax represents an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring; Ay represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or the like; A1 represents a trivalent aromatic group or the like; each of A4 and A5 independently represents a divalent aromatic group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms or the like; and Q1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or the like; and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9368196
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment includes a memory cell array including memory cells, the memory cells each configured having a current rectifier element and a variable resistance element connected in series therein. Each of the memory cells has formed on a side surface thereof: a first insulating film provided on a side surface of the current rectifier element and the variable resistance element and having a composition ratio of a non-silicon element to silicon which is a first value; a silicon oxide film provided on a side surface of the first insulating film; and a second insulating film provided on a side surface of the silicon oxide film and having a composition ratio of a non-silicon element to silicon which is a second value. The first value is smaller than the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Takayuki Okamura, Nobuaki Yasutake, Jun Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160145363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I). The present invention provides a polymerizable compound, a polymerizable composition, a polymer, and an optically anisotropic article that are capable of obtaining an optical film having a low melting point, having excellent solubility, capable of being manufactured at low cost, and capable of uniform polarized light conversion across a broad wavelength region. [In formula: Y1 to Y6 are independently a chemical single bond, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O— etc.; G1 and G2 are independently a divalent C1-C20 aliphatic group etc.; Z1 and Z2 are independently C2-C10 alkenyl group that is substituted with a halogen atom etc.; Ax is a C2-C30 organic group that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring; Ay is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C3-C12 cycloalkyl group etc.; A1 is a trivalent aromatic group etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9234056
    Abstract: The invention provides a polymerizable compound represented by formula (I), a polymerizable composition, and a polymer that have a practical low melting point, can be produced at low cost, and can produce an optical film that achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, and an optically anisotropic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20160002374
    Abstract: According to the invention, a polymerizable compound, a polymerizable composition, and a polymer that have a low melting point at a practical level, exhibit excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, can be produced at low cost, and can produce an optical film that exhibits excellent transparency, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, and an optically anisotropic article can be provided. In formula (I), Y1 to Y8 are, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, etc., G1 and G2 are a divalent linear aliphatic group of 1-20 carbon atoms, Z1 and Z2 are an alkenyl group of 2-10 carbon atoms that is substituted with a halogen atom, or unsubstituted, Ax is an organic group of 2-30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring, Ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1-20 carbon atoms, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Satoshi KIRIKI, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI
  • Patent number: 9207360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I). The present invention provides a polymerizable compound, a polymerizable composition, a polymer, and an optically anisotropic article that are capable of obtaining an optical film having a low melting point, having excellent solubility, capable of being manufactured at low cost, and capable of uniform polarized light conversion across a broad wavelength region. [In formula: Y1 to Y6 are independently a chemical single bond, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O— etc.; G1 and G2 are independently a divalent C1-C20 aliphatic group etc.; Z1 and Z2 are independently C2-C10 alkenyl group that is substituted with a halogen atom etc.; Ax is a C2-C30 organic group that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring; Ay is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C3-C12 cycloalkyl group etc.; A1 is a trivalent aromatic group etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ZENO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9207362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a copolymer comprising repeating units (I) and (II) in its molecule, wherein the content of the repeating units (I) and (II) are 5 to 90 mol % and 95 to 10 mol %, respectively, and a 0.5 g/dl methylene chloride solution of the copolymer having a reduced viscosity (?sp/c) at 20° C. of 0.3 to 2.0 dl/g; an optically anisotropic article comprising one type or two or more types of the copolymer, or a mixture that includes one type or two or more types of the copolymer, and an additional polymer; and an oriented polymer film obtained by stretching the film-like optically anisotropic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9153820
    Abstract: A binder composition for a non-aqueous battery electrode containing a binder and an ether compound represented by the formula (1), and an electrolyte solution composition for a non-aqueous battery containing an ether compound represented by the formula (1), wherein m and n each independently represent 0 or 1, and R1 represents a divalent linear hydrocarbon group which may have in the bond thereof one or more intervening groups selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a carbonyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Natsuko Nakata, Yasuhiro Wakizaka
  • Patent number: 9150677
    Abstract: The invention is a polymerizable compound represented by formula (I); a polymerizable composition comprising the polymerizable compound and an initiator; a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable compound or the polymerizable composition, and an optically anisotropic article comprising the polymer. In the formula, Q1 to Q3 are a hydrogen atom, and the like; X is a C4-12 divalent aromatic group, and the like; Y1 to Y12 are a chemical single bond, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, and the like; G1 to G4 are a C1-20 divalent aliphatic group, and the like; Z1 to Z4 are a C2-10 alkenyl group, and the like; A1 is a trivalent aromatic group, and the like; A2 to A7 are a C4-30 divalent aromatic group, and the like; and n is 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20150274647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I); a polymerizable composition comprising the polymerizable compound and an initiator; a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable compound or the polymerizable composition; and an optically anisotropic article comprising the polymer [in the formula, Y1 to Y8 are a chemical single bond, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, or the like; G1 and G2 are a divalent aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or the like; Z1 and Z2 are an alkenyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, or the like; A1 is a tetravalent aromatic group, or the like; A2 and A3 are a divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 30 carbon atoms, or the like; A4 and A5 are a divalent aromatic group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, or the like; Ax1 and Ax2 are an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes an aromatic ring, or the like; Ay1 and Ay2 are a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or the like; Q1 and Q2 are a hydrogen
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Satoshi Kiriki, Kumi Okuyama