Patents by Inventor Kiwamu KAWAI

Kiwamu KAWAI 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: 20220275159
    Abstract: Provided is a hard coating film for foldable displays that does not form creases or cracks in the folding portion, and that is also excellent in reducing iridescent colors (interference mottling) caused by fine cracks in an easy-to-adhere resin layer or other layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei YAMAGUCHI, Kokichi TOKUO, Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20220252763
    Abstract: Provided are a polyester film, a laminated film, and the like for protecting an organic EL module of a foldable display each of which is free of occurrence of a crack at a folding portion thereof, in order to provide a foldable display excellent in mass productivity, and free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof after being repeatedly folded. The polyester film for protecting an organic EL module of a foldable display satisfies the following conditions: (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220246069
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive polyester film for a foldable display which is free of occurrence of a fold mark or a tear at a folding portion thereof to be used in a foldable display excellent in mass productivity, and free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof, and a mobile device. The transparent conductive polyester film for a foldable display includes: a polyester film; and a transparent conductive layer laminated on at least one surface of the polyester film, wherein the polyester film satisfies the following conditions: (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Mei MATSUMURA, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220236467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polarizing plate for a foldable display free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof after being repeatedly folded. The polarizing plate for a foldable display includes: a polarizer; and a polarizer protective film formed of a polyester film laminated on at least one surface of the polarizer, wherein the polyester film satisfies the following conditions: (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220236468
    Abstract: Provided is a foldable display excellent in mass productivity, and free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof after being repeatedly folded. The foldable display includes at least: a surface protective film; a polarizer; and a retardation layer, wherein the surface protective film is a polyester film satisfying the following conditions and having a thickness of from 10 ?m to 80 (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220227950
    Abstract: Provided is a polyester film for a touchscreen module substrate of a foldable display which is free of occurrence of a crack at a folding portion thereof, in order to provide a foldable display excellent in mass productivity, and free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof after being repeatedly folded. The polyester film for a touchscreen module substrate of a foldable display satisfies the following conditions: (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220213350
    Abstract: Provided is a laminated film for a foldable display, the laminated film being free of occurrence of a fold mark or a crack at a folding portion thereof, in order to provide, for example, a foldable display excellent in mass productivity, and free of a risk of causing distortion in an image displayed at a folding portion thereof after being repeatedly folded. The laminated film for a foldable display includes: a polyester film having a thickness of from 10 ?m to 100 ?m; and an adhesive layer formed on at least one surface of the polyester film, wherein the polyester film satisfies the following conditions: (1) a refractive index in a bending direction is from 1.590 to 1.620; (2) a refractive index in a folding portion direction is from 1.670 to 1.700; (3) a refractive index in a thickness direction is 1.520 or less; and (4) a density is 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to a folding portion of the polyester film at a time when the polyester film is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220164003
    Abstract: Provided is a foldable display that is excellent in mass production applicability and unlikely to have image distortion at the folding portion of the display after repeated folding, as well as a mobile device equipped therewith. The foldable display contains a surface protection film and a polarizer. The surface protection film is composed of a polyester film, and the angle made by the slow axis of the polyester film with the absorption axis of the polarizer is 10 to 80°. The polyester film has a refractive index in the bending direction of 1.590 to 1.620, a refractive index in the direction of a folding portion of 1.670 to 1.700, a refractive index in the thickness direction of 1.520 or less, and a density of 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to the folding portion of the polyester film to be folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU, Katsuya ITO
  • Publication number: 20220085307
    Abstract: Provided is a polyester film for foldable displays that is unlikely to have cracks in the folding portion with the aim of providing a foldable display that is excellent in mass production applicability, and that does not have image distortion that may appear in the folding portion after the display is repeatedly folded. The polyester film has a thickness of 10 to 80 ?m, a refractive index in the bending direction of 1.590 to 1.620, a refractive index in the direction of a folding portion of 1.670 to 1.700, a refractive index in the thickness direction of 1.520 or less, and a density of 1.380 g/cm3 or more, wherein the bending direction refers to a direction orthogonal to the folding portion of the polyester film to be folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro NISHIO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Akira SHIMIZU, Katsuya ITO
  • Publication number: 20210179794
    Abstract: Provided are a foldable display that is excellent in mass production applicability, and that does not have image distortion that can appear in the folding portion after the display is repeatedly folded; and a mobile device equipped with such a foldable display. Provided are a polyester film for surface protection films and a hard coating film for surface protection films for the foldable display and mobile device. The polyester film is for foldable display surface protection films, wherein the polyester film is cut in sheet form, the polyester film has a thickness of 10 to 75 ?m, the polyester film has an intrinsic viscosity of 0.55 to 0.65 dl/g, and the amount of rise of a cut plane on at least one side of one or more cut end portions is 35 ?m or less. The hard coating film, the foldable display, and the mobile device use the polyester film for foldable display surface protection films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHINO, Kiwamu KAWAI, Shotaro NISHIO