Patents by Inventor Masanao Hayashi

Masanao Hayashi 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: 20160137921
    Abstract: The polymerizable composition and the liquid crystal composition containing the polymerizable compound of the present invention have favorable storage stability as evaluated on the basis of the occurrence of precipitation, separation, or the like of crystals during storage. The present invention relates to a polymerizable compound, a liquid crystal composition which contains the compound, and further a liquid crystal display element which contains an optically anisotropic material which is a cured product of the liquid crystal composition, or a cured product which controls alignment of liquid crystal molecules. That is, the present invention relates to a polymerizable compound, and a liquid crystal composition containing the polymerizable compound which contains the polymerizable compound and a liquid crystal compound. The polymerizable compound is a compound represented by General Formula (I), and is useful for an optically anisotropic material, a retardation layer, an alignment film, or a polarizing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanao Hayashi, Masahiro Horiguchi, Tetsuo Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20160108316
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid crystal display device which enables reductions in image sticking and droplet stains caused in production thereof without degradation of properties such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, the upper limit of the temperature of nematic phase, and rotational viscosity (?1); and there is also provided a method for manufacturing such a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Kurisawa, Masanao Hayashi, Shinji Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150361190
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a polymerizable compound having small refractive index anisotropy and having high storage stability and high alignment properties when constituting a polymerizable liquid crystal composition, and provide a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the polymerizable compound. Further, the object is to provide a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer. The present invention provides a polymerizable compound represented by general formula (I), a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the compound as a constituent component, and further provides a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetuo Kusumoto, Masahiro Horiguchi, Takashi Matsumoto, Yoshio Aoki, Masanao Hayashi, Masayuki Iwakubo
  • Patent number: 9120883
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a polymerizable compound having small refractive index anisotropy and having high storage stability and high alignment properties when constituting a polymerizable liquid crystal composition, and provide a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the polymerizable compound. Further, the object is to provide a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer. The present invention provides a polymerizable compound represented by general formula (I), a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the compound as a constituent component, and further provides a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetuo Kusumoto, Masahiro Horiguchi, Takashi Matsumoto, Yoshio Aoki, Masanao Hayashi, Masayuki Iwakubo
  • Publication number: 20140221574
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal alignment layer of which a constituent member is a polymer represented by the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Schadt, Vladimir Grigorievich Chigrinov, Hoi-Sing Kwok, Sayaka Nose, Masayuki Iwakubo, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Nagashima, Isa Nishiyama, Haruyoshi Takatsu
  • Publication number: 20140121345
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal alignment layer of which a constituent member is a compound represented by the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Schadt, Sayaka Nose, Masayuki Iwakubo, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Nagashima, Isa Nishiyama, Haruyoshi Takatsu
  • Publication number: 20140080990
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a polymerizable compound having small refractive index anisotropy and having high storage stability and high alignment properties when constituting a polymerizable liquid crystal composition, and provide a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the polymerizable compound. Further, the object is to provide a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer. The present invention provides a polymerizable compound represented by general formula (I), a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing the compound as a constituent component, and further provides a polymer produced by polymerizing the polymerizable liquid crystal composition and an optically anisotropic body including the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetuo Kusumoto, Masahiro Horiguchi, Takashi Matsumoto, Yoshio Aoki, Masanao Hayashi, Masayuki Iwakubo