Patents by Inventor Naoya Nishimura

Naoya Nishimura 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: 20230417969
    Abstract: Provided is a light absorption anisotropic film capable of suppressing reflection occurring between the light absorption anisotropic film and a layer disposed adjacent thereto, a laminate, and an image display device. The light absorption anisotropic film includes a dichroic substance, in which a polarization degree A measured by allowing polarized light to be incident from one surface of the light absorption anisotropic film is different from a polarization degree B measured by allowing polarized light to be incident from the other surface of the light absorption anisotropic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasukazu KUWAYAMA, Hiroshi MATSUYAMA, Naoya NISHIMURA, Hiroyuki OKUSA, Yoshinori MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20230384498
    Abstract: Provided is an optically anisotropic film, an optical film, and a display device, which have a high contrast and excellent light fastness. The optically anisotropic film includes a liquid crystal compound and a dichroic substance, in which the liquid crystal compound is vertically aligned, the dichroic substance forms an arrangement structure, and in a case where, in a cross section observed with a scanning transmission electron microscope, a length of a major axis of the arrangement structure is defined as L, and a length of a minor axis of the arrangement structure is defined as D, 16 or more arrangement structures satisfying L?30 nm are observed per 40 ?m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru HOSHINO, Madoka KAWAI, Shinya WATANABE, Takuya INOUE, Kengo SAITO, Naoya NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 11814709
    Abstract: Provided is a steel for nitrocarburizing that ensures mechanical workability before nitrocarburizing treatment. A steel for nitrocarburizing comprises: a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: ?0.02% and <0.15%, Si: ?0.30%, Mn: 1.5-2.5%, P: ?0.025%, S: ?0.06%, Cr: 0.5-2.0%, Mo: 0.005-0.2%, V: 0.02-0.20%, Nb: 0.003-0.20%, Al: >0.020% and ?1.0%, Ti: >0.0050% and ?0.015%, N: ?0.0200%, Sb: 0.0030-0.010%, with a balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, satisfying Expression (1) or (2); and a steel microstructure where an area ratio of bainite phase is >50%, a prior austenite grain size is ?100 ?m, ?300/?m2 Ti precipitates with an equivalent circular particle size of ?30 nm disperse, Sb segregates to prior austenite grain boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Kasai, Naoya Ihara, Kimihiro Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20230358935
    Abstract: Provided is an optical film and an electroluminescence display device that suppress a decrease in transmittance of a front surface and suppress a change in tint in an oblique direction with respect to the front surface, in a case of being used in a micro LED. The optical film includes a light absorption anisotropic layer containing a dichroic coloring agent compound, in which the light absorption anisotropic layer has an absorption axis in a normal direction of the film and has an alignment degree of 0.7 or greater at 530 nm, and in a case where transmittances at 460 nm, 530 nm, and 630 nm in a direction of 45° with respect to the normal direction of the film are respectively defined as Tb, Tg, and Tr, relationships of Expressions 0.1?Tb/Tr?0.5 (1) and 0.2?Tg/Tr?0.6 (2) are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20230332048
    Abstract: A light absorption anisotropic film, an optical film, and a liquid crystal display device, with less defects and a high alignment degree even when the concentration of a dichroic substance is increased. The light absorption anisotropic film is formed of a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound, a dichroic substance represented by Formula (C-1), a dichroic substance represented by Formula (C-2), in which a total content of the dichroic substances represented by Formula (C-1) and Formula (C-2) is 4.5% by mass or greater with respect to a total mass of a solid content of the liquid crystal composition, and the liquid crystal compound is vertically aligned. When Ra1 and Ra2 represent the same group, —N(Rb11)(Rb12) and —N(Rb21)(Rb22) are groups different from each other. When Ra1 and Ra2 represent different groups, —N(Rb11)(Rb12) and —N(Rb21)(Rb22) may be groups that are the same as or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru HOSHINO, Naoya NISHIMURA, Shinya WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11768324
    Abstract: Provided is a light absorption anisotropic layer including a dichroic substance, in which a transmittance as viewed from a front direction is high and a transmittance as viewed from an oblique direction can be lowered, a laminate, an optical film, an image display device, and a backlight module. The light absorption anisotropic layer includes a liquid crystalline compound and at least one dichroic substance, in which the dichroic substance is aligned perpendicular to the film surface, and an alignment degree of the light absorption anisotropic layer at a wavelength of 550 nm is 0.95 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitake Mitobe, Naoya Nishimura, Takashi Katou, Naoya Shibata
  • Patent number: 11731814
    Abstract: A hinge cap formed by an injection-molding comprises an inner lid capable of being attached to a container body, a hinge, and an outer lid that is connected to the inner lid by the hinge to open and close the cap. The inner lid includes a claw portion. The outer lid includes a tubular outer wall portion and a plurality of convex portions as undercut portions and a plurality of concave portions. One convex portion and a concave portion adjacent to the one convex portion form an engaging portion capable of being engaged with the claw portion. An adjacent convex portion adjacent to the engaging portion and a concave portion adjacent to the adjacent convex portion form a mold pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Takahiro Saito, Hiroaki Takashima, Naoya Kitada, Rei Nishimura, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230212731
    Abstract: Provided is a steel component with excellent surface fatigue strength. The steel component has a nitride compound layer with a thickness of 5.0 ?m to 30.0 ?m and a hardened layer in an order from a component surface to a component inside, where a thickness of a porous layer on an outermost surface of the nitride compound layer is 3.0 ?m or less and 40.0% or less of a thickness of the nitride compound layer, and the hardened layer has a hardness of HV600 or more at a position of 50 ?m inward from the component surface, a hardness of HV400 or more at a position from the component surface to the component inside of 400 ?m, and a hardness of HV250 or more at a position from the component surface to the component inside of 600 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya IHARA, Takashi IWAMOTO, Kimihiro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20230193414
    Abstract: Provided is steel for nitrocarburizing with excellent surface fatigue strength. The steel has a nitride compound layer with a thickness of 5.0 ?m to 30.0 ?m and a hardened layer in an order from a steel surface to steel inside, where a thickness of a porous layer on an outermost surface of the compound layer is 3.0 ?m or less and 40.0% or less of a compound layer's thickness, the hardened layer has hardness of HV600 or more, HV400 or more and HV250 or more at 50 ?m inward from the steel surface, from the steel surface to the steel inside of 400 ?m, and from the steel surface to the steel inside of 600 ?m, respectively, an unhardened portion excluding the compound and hardened layers has a predetermined chemical composition, and the hardened layer has a chemical composition with a higher N content than the unhardened portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya IHARA, Takashi IWAMOTO, Kimihiro NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 11647169
    Abstract: Provided is a reflective screen and a projection image display system in which a transmittance of light can be selectively changed, a transmittance in a transparent state is sufficiently high, a voltage does not need to be applied constantly, and a voltage is applied to decrease a transmittance of light in a case where the reflective screen is irradiated with video light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuntaro Ibuki, Naoya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20230120853
    Abstract: Provided is an optical film capable of neutralizing both the tint as viewed in a transmittance central axis direction and the tint as viewed in a direction inclined from a transmittance central axis, and an optical laminate and an image display device formed of this optical film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya NISHIMURA, Takashi KATOU, Shuntaro IBUKI
  • Publication number: 20230118336
    Abstract: Provided is a viewing angle control system and an image display device which are capable of controlling the viewing angle of a display screen in a longitudinal direction and improving the visibility in a specific lateral direction. The viewing angle control system includes a polarizer, and a light absorption anisotropic layer, in which the polarizer has an in-plane absorption axis in a film, an angle ? between a transmittance central axis of the light absorption anisotropic layer and a normal line of the film is in a range of 0.1° to 45°, and an angle ? between a direction in which the transmittance central axis of the light absorption anisotropic layer is orthographically projected onto the film surface and the absorption axis of the polarizer is 0° or greater and less than 85°, greater than 95° and less than 265°, or greater than 275° and 360° or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi YOSHINARI, Eiichiro AMINAKA, Naoya NISHIMURA, Naoya SHIBATA, Shinya WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20230037337
    Abstract: Provided is a reflective screen and a projection image display system in which a transmittance of light can be selectively changed, a transmittance in a transparent state is sufficiently high, a voltage does not need to be applied constantly, and a voltage is applied to decrease a transmittance of light in a case where the reflective screen is irradiated with video light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuntaro IBUKI, Naoya NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20230039106
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first polarizer, a liquid crystal cell, and a second polarizer in this order from a viewing side, in which a first light absorption anisotropic layer is disposed on the viewing side of the liquid crystal cell, a second light absorption anisotropic layer is disposed on a non-viewing side of the liquid crystal cell, the first and second polarizers each have an absorption axis in a film surface, the absorption axis of the first polarizer is orthogonal to the absorption axis of the second polarizer, an angle ?1 between a transmittance central axis of the first anisotropic layer and a normal line of the film is in a range of 0° to 45°, and an angle ?2 between a transmittance central axis of the second anisotropic layer and a normal line of the film is in a range of 0° to 45°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya SHIBATA, Naoya NISHIMURA, Naoyoshi YAMADA, Wataru HOSHINO, Shinya WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20230006369
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a crimp terminal in which a core wire is kept from coming loose. The crimp terminal 14 includes a plate-like crimp portion 15 that is to be crimped to a core wire of an electric wire by being deformed so as to wrap around the core wire, and a protruding portion 16 that protrudes from the inner surface of the crimp portion 15. A groove 21 that extends along a direction that intersects the extending direction of the core wire is provided in the protruding portion 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Naoya NISHIMURA, Taiji MOCHIZUKI, Kenji MIYAMOTO, Kazuhiro WASHIO
  • Publication number: 20220413188
    Abstract: Provided is an optical laminate having excellent resistance to the pressure from the surface and a display device including the same. The optical laminate includes a surface protective layer, a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a light absorption anisotropic layer, and a second pressure sensitive adhesive layer in this order, in which an indentation elastic modulus of the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer is greater than an indentation elastic modulus of the light absorption anisotropic layer, the light absorption anisotropic layer is a layer formed of a composition for forming a light absorption anisotropic layer containing a liquid crystal compound and a dichroic substance, and a thickness of the light absorption anisotropic layer is less than 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya SHIBATA, Naoya NISHIMURA, Shun INOUE
  • Patent number: 11505744
    Abstract: A polymer liquid crystal compound with which a light absorption anisotropic film having a high alignment degree can be formed, a liquid crystalline composition, a light absorption anisotropic film which is formed of the liquid crystalline composition, a laminate, and an image display device. The liquid crystalline composition includes a polymer liquid crystal compound which contains a repeating unit represented by Formula (1) and a dichroic substance. In Formula (1), a difference between a log P value of P1, L1, and SP1 and a log P value of M1 is 4 or greater. In Formula (1), P1 represents a main chain of the repeating unit, L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, SP1 represents a spacer group, M1 represents a mesogenic group, and T1 represents a terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsuyama, Wataru Hoshino, Teruki Niori, Naoya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11487055
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminate in which the coloring of reflected light is reduced. The laminate includes an optical film having a light absorption anisotropic film formed using a composition including a dichroic substance and having a transmittance of more than 50%, a ?/4 plate, and a metal electrode in this order, in which in a case where a degree (%) of polarization at a wavelength of ? of the optical film is defined as P(?) and a reflectance (%) at the wavelength of ? of the metal electrode is defined as R(?), a ratio of a minimum value of R/P to a maximum value of R/P at wavelengths of 450 nm, 550 nm, and 650 nm is more than 85%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Nishimura, Fumitake Mitobe, Yuzo Fujiki, Jun Takeda
  • Publication number: 20220342134
    Abstract: Provided is a light absorption anisotropic layer including a dichroic substance, in which a transmittance as viewed from a front direction is high and a transmittance as viewed from an oblique direction can be lowered, a laminate, an optical film, an image display device, and a backlight module. The light absorption anisotropic layer includes a liquid crystalline compound and at least one dichroic substance, in which the dichroic substance is aligned perpendicular to the film surface, and an alignment degree of the light absorption anisotropic layer at a wavelength of 550 nm is 0.95 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitake MITOBE, Naoya NISHIMURA, Takashi KATOU, Naoya SHIBATA
  • Patent number: D1003718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Naoya Kitada, Rei Nishimura, Kenji Nakane