Patents by Inventor Masahiro Horiguchi

Masahiro Horiguchi 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: 11370740
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for producing an ester group-containing compound and a derivative produced using the compound as a synthetic intermediate. The invention also provides a polymerizable composition containing the compound obtained by the production method and a film-shaped polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition. The present invention is a method for producing an ester group-containing compound, the method including a mixing step of mixing a condensing agent, a Bronsted acid, a carboxylic acid, and a phenol or an alcohol to prepare a reaction mixture. The Bronsted acid selected is other than the condensing agent, the carboxylic acid, and the phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Toru Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20220195290
    Abstract: Provided are light-emitting particles having high stability while having perovskite-type semiconductor nanocrystals having excellent light-emitting properties, a method for producing the same, and a light-emitting particle dispersion, an ink composition, and a light-emitting element containing such light-emitting particles. The method for producing light-emitting particles of the present invention includes a step of preparing parent particles 91 each having hollow particles 912 each having an inner space 912a and pores 912b communicating with the inner space 912a, and perovskite-type semiconductor nanocrystals 911 contained in the inner space 912a and having light-emitting properties, and a step of coating the surface of each parent particle 91 with a hydrophobic polymer to form a polymer layer 92.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Aoki, Yasuo Umezu, Koichi Endo, Shinichi Hirata, Takuo Hayashi, Masahiro Horiguchi, Misao Horigome, Jianjun Yuan
  • Publication number: 20220145108
    Abstract: Provided are light-emitting particles having high stability while having perovskite-type semiconductor nanocrystals having excellent light-emitting properties, a method for producing the same, and a light-emitting particle dispersion, an ink composition, and a light-emitting element containing such light-emitting particles. The method for producing light-emitting particles of the present invention includes a step of preparing parent particles 91 composed of perovskite-type semiconductor nanocrystals 911 having light-emitting properties and a surface layer 912 which is composed of ligands coordinated on the surface of the semiconductor nanocrystal 911 and in which the ligand molecules form a siloxane bond with each other, and a step of forming a polymer layer 93 by coating the surface of the parent particle 91 with a hydrophobic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Endo, Yasuo Umezu, Yoshio Aoki, Shinichi Hirata, Takuo Hayashi, Masahiro Horiguchi, Misao Horigome, Jianjun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11261378
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a polymerizable compound that has high storage stability without causing crystal precipitation when added to a polymerizable composition and to provide a polymerizable composition containing the polymerizable compound. A polymer film produced by polymerization of the polymerizable composition has a low haze, high thickness uniformity, low occurrence of nonuniform orientation, high surface hardness, high adhesiveness, and good appearances and fewer orientation defects even after ultraviolet irradiation. The present invention also aims to provide a polymer produced by polymerization of the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body produced from the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Sayaka Nose, Akihiro Koiso
  • Patent number: 11046889
    Abstract: The polymerizable liquid crystal compound has reverse wavelength dispersion or low wavelength dispersion and has high solubility in various solvents. The polymerizable liquid crystal compound provides an optically anisotropic body having high adhesiveness to substrates (or alignment films), by adding the polymerizable liquid crystal compound to a polymerizable composition and polymerizing the polymerizable composition using ultraviolet light. The invention provides a polymerizable composition containing the polymerizable liquid crystal compound having reverse wavelength dispersion or low wavelength dispersion, a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition, and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Saito, Tatsufumi Yamazaki, Masahiro Horiguchi, Junichi Mamiya, Toru Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20210179943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the following general formula (I), and provides a liquid crystal composition containing the compound and a device using the liquid crystal composition. The compound of the present invention has a large refractive index anisotropy ?n and a high compatibility with a liquid crystal composition, and exhibits a large dielectric constant anisotropy in a high frequency region; and therefore, it is useful as a material for a device of a high-frequency phase shifter, a phased array antenna, an image recognition device, distance measuring equipment, a liquid crystal display device, a liquid crystal lens, a birefringent lens for stereoscopic image display, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Masanao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10968189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for producing a 2-hydrazinobenzothiazole derivative. The present invention also provides a method for producing a compound by using the 2-hydrazinobenzothiazole derivative obtained by the production method, and a composition that contains the compound. The present invention also provides a polymerizable composition that is useful in producing film-shaped polymers and contains the compound obtained by the production method. The invention of the present application provides a method for producing a compound represented by general formula (I-C), the method including a step of reacting a compound represented by general formula (I-B) with a compound represented by general formula (I-A) in the presence of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of metal amides, metal hydrides, metal alkoxides, and organic alkali metals. A compound derived from the compound produced by the production method, and a composition that contains the compound are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Junichi Mamiya
  • Patent number: 10927087
    Abstract: The polymerizable compound has a hydrazone moiety. The present invention also provides a polymerizable composition in which discoloration and reduction of aligning property do not easily occur. Furthermore, the present invention provides a polymer obtained by polymerizing a polymerizable composition containing a compound obtained by the production method and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer. The present invention provides a method for producing a polymerizable compound including a step of reacting a compound represented by General Formula (I-B-a) with a compound represented by General Formula (I-B-b) to obtain a compound represented by General Formula (I-C), and provides a composition which contains a compound obtained by this production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Junichi Mamiya
  • Patent number: 10919870
    Abstract: There is provided a polymerizable composition, by which discoloration or alignment defects are less likely to occur when a filmy polymer, which is obtained by adding a polymerizable compound to the polymerizable composition and polymerizing this composition, is irradiated with ultraviolet light. There are also provided a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition, and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer. The present invention provides a polymerizable low-wavelength dispersive or polymerizable reverse-wavelength dispersive compound having a partial structure represented by Formula (Z-0). Further, the present invention provides a composition containing the compound; a polymer obtained by polymerizing the composition; and an optically anisotropic body obtained by using the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Yutaka Kadomoto, Akihiro Koiso, Masanao Hayashi, Yoshitaka Saitou, Yan Teng, Zhimin Li
  • Patent number: 10723952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerizable compound that reduces, for example, the likelihood of crystals precipitating in a polymerizable composition including the polymerizable compound and enables the polymerizable composition to have high preservation stability and a polymerizable composition including the polymerizable compound which reduces the likelihood of inconsistencies being formed in a film-like polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable composition. Also provided are a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer. The present invention provides the compound represented by General Formula (I), a composition including the compound, a polymer produced by polymerizing the composition, and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Yutaka Kadomoto, Tetsuo Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20200165215
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for producing a 2-hydrazinobenzothiazole derivative. The present invention also provides a method for producing a compound by using the 2-hydrazinobenzothiazole derivative obtained by the production method, and a composition that contains the compound. The present invention also provides a polymerizable composition that is useful in producing film-shaped polymers and contains the compound obtained by the production method. The invention of the present application provides a method for producing a compound represented by general formula (I-C), the method including a step of reacting a compound represented by general formula (I-B) with a compound represented by general formula (I-A) in the presence of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of metal amides, metal hydrides, metal alkoxides, and organic alkali metals. A compound derived from the compound produced by the production method, and a composition that contains the compound are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Junichi Mamiya
  • Patent number: 10655066
    Abstract: The problem that the present invention is to solve is to provide an optical film that has less alignment defects and is less liable to cause variation in the optical characteristics when placed in a high temperature state. The present invention provides an optical film containing a structural unit derived from a specific compound, that is, an optical film containing a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the general formula (I), which has less alignment defects and is less liable to cause variation in the optical characteristics when placed in a high temperature state, and also provides a display device including the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Sayaka Nose, Yasuhiro Kuwana, Kouichi Endo
  • Patent number: 10649124
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition of the present invention has favorable solubility, and an optically anisotropic body using the polymerizable composition is unlikely to discolor and is excellent in heat resistance and light resistance. The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer. The present invention relates to a polymerizable composition which includes a compound having at least one mesogenic group and satisfying an expression represented by Expression (1), and which satisfies an expression represented by Expression (2). 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Takasaki, Masahiro Horiguchi, Yasuhiro Kuwana
  • Patent number: 10647662
    Abstract: In light of requests to reduce or reverse the wavelength dispersion of the birefringence of a phase-retardation film in order to increase the viewing angle of a liquid crystal display, the present invention provides a polymerizable compound that reduces, for example, the likelihood of crystals precipitating in a polymerizable composition including the polymerizable compound and enables the polymerizable composition to have high preservation stability and a polymerizable composition including the polymerizable compound which reduces the likelihood of inconsistencies being formed in a film-like polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable composition. Another object of the present invention is to provide a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Kadomoto, Masahiro Horiguchi, Akihiro Koiso
  • Patent number: 10597371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerizable compound having high storage stability without causing crystal precipitation when added to a polymerizable composition. The present invention also provides a polymerizable composition containing the compound. When the filmy polymer produced through polymerization of the polymerizable composition is irradiated with UV light, it hardly discolors or peels from substrate. Further, the present invention provides a polymer produced through polymerization of the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Yutaka Kadomoto
  • Patent number: 10594975
    Abstract: A projector includes an illumination system that outputs illumination light containing white light, which is visible light, and infrared light, an image formation section that forms image light from the illumination light, a projection system that projects the image light on a projection surface and radiates the infrared light onto the projection surface, and a detection section that detects a pointing element based on reflected light formed of the radiated infrared light. The image formation section includes a light-exiting-side polarizer that transmits the visible light in such a way that the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits light formed of one polarization component and blocks light formed of another polarization component, and the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits the infrared light in such a way that the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits the two polarization components of the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20190306452
    Abstract: A projector includes an illumination system that outputs illumination light containing white light, which is visible light, and infrared light, an image formation section that forms image light from the illumination light, a projection system that projects the image light on a projection surface and radiates the infrared light onto the projection surface, and a detection section that detects a pointing element based on reflected light formed of the radiated infrared light. The image formation section includes a light-exiting-side polarizer that transmits the visible light in such a way that the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits light formed of one polarization component and blocks light formed of another polarization component, and the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits the infrared light in such a way that the light-exiting-side polarizer transmits the two polarization components of the infrared light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro HORIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10428032
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the general formula (I), and a polymerizable composition containing the compound. When the polymerizable composition containing the compound represented by the formula (I) is used to form a filmy product, the resulting filmy product exhibits less change over time in phase difference and reverse wavelength dispersion and when the filmy polymer is irradiated with UV light, peeling from a substrate is unlikely to be caused. Further, the invention provides a polymer obtained through polymerization of the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body obtained using the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Junichi Mamiya, Yoshio Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190062256
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for producing an ester group-containing compound and a derivative produced using the compound as a synthetic intermediate. The invention also provides a polymerizable composition containing the compound obtained by the production method and a film-shaped polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition. The present invention is a method for producing an ester group-containing compound, the method including a mixing step of mixing a condensing agent, a Bronsted acid, a carboxylic acid, and a phenol or an alcohol to prepare a reaction mixture. The Bronsted acid selected is other than the condensing agent, the carboxylic acid, and the phenol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro HORIGUCHI, Toru TSERUTA
  • Publication number: 20190025490
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition of the present invention has favorable solubility, and an optically anisotropic body using the polymerizable composition is unlikely to discolor and is excellent in heat resistance and light resistance. The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polymer obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition and an optically anisotropic body using the polymer. The present invention relates to a polymerizable composition which includes a compound having at least one mesogenic group and satisfying an expression represented by Expression (1), and which satisfies an expression represented by Expression (2). 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Takasaki, Masahiro Horiguchi, Yasuhiro Kuwana