Patents by Inventor Satoshi Niiyama

Satoshi Niiyama 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: 20200109324
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material that can easily be bonded to another surface material (a display panel, etc.) and that, when bonded to another surface material, is less likely to have voids left at the interface between the adhesive layer and another surface material. An adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material 1 comprises an adhesive layer 14 formed on at least one surface of a protective plate 10 (a transparent surface material), wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the protective plate 10 and a barrier portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 has a shear modulus at 35° C. of from 0.5 to 100 kPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Toyokazu SUZUKI, Naoko OKI, Hitoshi TSUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10557065
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material that can easily be bonded to another surface material (a display panel, etc.) and that, when bonded to another surface material, is less likely to have voids left at the interface between the adhesive layer and another surface material. An adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material 1 comprises an adhesive layer 14 formed on at least one surface of a protective plate 10 (a transparent surface material), wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the protective plate 10 and a barrier portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 has a shear modulus at 35° C. of from 0.5 to 100 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Toyokazu Suzuki, Naoko Aoki, Hitoshi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20190293989
    Abstract: To provide an adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate which makes it easy to bond a display device to a transparent support such as a glass plate and which can suppress a decrease in the image quality. The adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate 1 of the present invention comprises a transparent plate 2 having a first surface and a second surface, a light-shielding portion 3 provided on at least one of the periphery of the first surface 2a and the periphery of the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, a first adhesive layer 4 provided on the first surface 2a of the transparent plate 2, and a second adhesive layer 5 provided on the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, in a formation region with an area smaller than the formation region of the first adhesive layer 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Masahiro INOUE, Kazushige OTA, Yu NOJIRI, Hitoshi TSUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10386664
    Abstract: To provide an adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate which makes it easy to bond a display device to a transparent support such as a glass plate and which can suppress a decrease in the image quality. The adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate 1 of the present invention comprises a transparent plate 2 having a first surface and a second surface, a light-shielding portion 3 provided on at least one of the periphery of the first surface 2a and the periphery of the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, a first adhesive layer 4 provided on the first surface 2a of the transparent plate 2, and a second adhesive layer 5 provided on the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, in a formation region with an area smaller than the formation region of the first adhesive layer 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Masahiro Inoue, Kazushige Ota, Yu Nojiri, Hitoshi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20180321554
    Abstract: Each of a mirror surface display device and a light reflecting member includes a support member having an optical thin film thereon, a broadband selective reflection film and a display in this order; the optical thin film being formed on a surface of the support member facing the broadband selective reflection film; and the broadband selective reflection film being a film selectively transmitting one of clockwise circularly polarized light and counterclockwise circularly polarized light, and selectively reflecting the other polarized light, and having cholesteric regularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi NIIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9976087
    Abstract: To provide a high quality liquid crystal optical device irrespective of the size of the liquid crystal optical device, while simplifying the production process, and a liquid crystal composition suitable for such a liquid crystal optical device. The liquid crystal composition of the present invention is a liquid crystal composition comprising a liquid crystal compound which shows liquid crystallinity and which is a non-curable compound, a liquid crystalline curable compound having a polymerizable functional group, and a non-liquid crystalline curable compound having a polymerizable functional group, wherein the content of the non-liquid crystalline curable compound is larger than the content of the liquid crystalline curable compound, and the total amount of the liquid crystalline curable compound and the non-liquid crystalline curable compound is at least 8 mass % and less than 20 mass % of the entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Remi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20170174961
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material that can easily be bonded to another surface material (a display panel, etc.) and that, when bonded to another surface material, is less likely to have voids left at the interface between the adhesive layer and another surface material. An adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material 1 comprises an adhesive layer 14 formed on at least one surface of a protective plate 10 (a transparent surface material), wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the protective plate 10 and a barrier portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 has a shear modulus at 35° C. of from 0.5 to 100 kPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Toyokazu SUZUKI, Naoko AOKI, Hitoshi TSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170037317
    Abstract: To provide a high quality liquid crystal optical device irrespective of the size of the liquid crystal optical device, while simplifying the production process, and a liquid crystal composition suitable for such a liquid crystal optical device. The liquid crystal composition of the present invention is a liquid crystal composition comprising a liquid crystal compound which shows liquid crystallinity and which is a non-curable compound, a liquid crystalline curable compound having a polymerizable functional group, and a non-liquid crystalline curable compound having a polymerizable functional group, wherein the content of the non-liquid crystalline curable compound is larger than the content of the liquid crystalline curable compound, and the total amount of the liquid crystalline curable compound and the non-liquid crystalline curable compound is at least 8 mass % and less than 20 mass % of the entirety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Remi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160357077
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal optical device which has high quality even when it is large-sized, and which can operate at low power consumption. A liquid crystal optical device 100 comprising a pair of substrates 10, 20 facing each other, at least one of which having transparency to light, an electrooptical functional layer sandwiched between the substrates, and an electric field applying means to generate an electric field in the electrooptical functional layer, wherein the electrooptical functional layer contains a liquid crystal compound having a positive dielectric anisotropy and showing liquid crystallinity, and an alignment-controlling material for controlling the alignment of the liquid crystal compound, and the electric field applying means is so constituted as to generate an electric field containing lines of electric force substantially in parallel with the substrate surface of at least one of the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Remi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160252769
    Abstract: To provide an adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate which makes it easy to bond a display device to a transparent support such as a glass plate and which can suppress a decrease in the image quality. The adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate 1 of the present invention comprises a transparent plate 2 having a first surface and a second surface, a light-shielding portion 3 provided on at least one of the periphery of the first surface 2a and the periphery of the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, a first adhesive layer 4 provided on the first surface 2a of the transparent plate 2, and a second adhesive layer 5 provided on the second surface 2b of the transparent plate 2, in a formation region with an area smaller than the formation region of the first adhesive layer 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Masahiro INOUE, Kazushige OTA, Yu NOJIRI, Hitoshi TSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20160002501
    Abstract: To provide a double sided adhesive film, an adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate and a laminate, capable of improving reworkability. One embodiment of the double sided adhesive film of the present invention is a double sided adhesive film which has an adhesive layer made of a resin composition as a forming material and which is capable of bonding an adherend and a protective plate, wherein the adhesive layer has a first surface and a second surface on the opposite side of the first surface, the composition of the resin composition at the first surface and the composition of the resin composition at the second surface are different from each other, and the adhesive force between the first surface and the protective plate is larger than the adhesive force between the second surface and the adherend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Naoko Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150314573
    Abstract: To provide a transparent plate capable of effectively protecting a display surface even if in a display device, there is a substantial difference in level from the upper surface of a frame to the display surface, and a display device using it. The transparent plate of the present invention comprises a transparent first substrate, a transparent second substrate formed on the first substrate and having a shape smaller than the first substrate, an adhesive layer formed on the second substrate, and a protective film formed on the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Satoshi NIIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150212350
    Abstract: A transparent plate having an adhesive layer includes a transparent plate; a cover material formed on a peripheral portion of a surface of the transparent plate and having a notched portion on an upper side thereof; an adhesive layer formed in a region enclosed by the transparent plate and the cover material and on a partial region of the cover material such that the adhesive layer has a peripheral end face on the cover material, wherein the peripheral end face coincides with the position of the notched portion in a planar direction of the transparent plate; and a peelable protective film formed on the adhesive layer and having a peripheral end face such that the peripheral end face of the protective film is flush with the peripheral end face of the adhesive layer coinciding with the position of the notched portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Tateo BABA, Naoko AOKI
  • Publication number: 20140178619
    Abstract: An adhesive layer-equipped transparent plate 1 comprising a transparent plate 10 and an adhesive layer 14 formed on one surface of the transparent plate 10, wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the transparent plate 10 and the seal portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 is made of a cured product of a layer portion-forming curable resin composition comprising a curable compound (II) containing a specific urethane acrylate oligomer (A), a monomer (B) and a monomer (C), and a non-curable oligomer (III) which does not undergo a curing reaction with the curable compound (II) at the time of curing and which has a hydroxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Remi Kawakami, Toyokazu Suzuki, Naoko Aoki
  • Patent number: 8748505
    Abstract: To provide a curable resin composition for forming a seal part, which is capable of easily forming a continuous seal part and which is capable of maintaining the shape of the seal part during a period of from immediately after the formation of an uncured seal part until a liquid material is supplied to a region enclosed by the seal part and the seal part is cured, and a laminate which has minimal defects and whereby a resin layer interposed between first and second plates can be made thick. One having a viscosity of from 500 to 3,000 Pa·s at 25° C. is used as the curable resin composition for forming a seal part to form an uncured seal part 12 enclosing the periphery of a liquid material (curable resin composition 14 for forming a resin layer) interposed between a first plate (display device 50) and a second plate (transparent plate 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Hiroshige Ito, Naoko Aoki, Yoshinobu Kadowaki, Yukio Tsuge
  • Patent number: 8734955
    Abstract: A transparent laminate is produced by preparing a pair of transparent substrates, forming a sealing portion along the periphery on one of the transparent substrates for sealing a curable resin composition, supplying the curable resin composition in a region on the transparent substrate surrounded by the sealing portion, overlaying the other transparent substrate on the supplied curable resin composition in a reduced pressure atmosphere so that the curable resin composition is sealed as it is sandwiched between the pair of transparent substrates, and subsequently curing the curable resin composition in an atmosphere having a higher pressure than the pressure of the atmosphere in which the composition is sandwiched, to produce the transparent laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshige Ito, Satoshi Niiyama, Satoshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8592039
    Abstract: To provide a transparent laminate having a pair of transparent substrates integrated via an adhesive layer, in which the adhesive layer has good tear resistance and good adhesion to the transparent substrates and has excellent transparency. In a first atmosphere, a sealed space having a curable resin composition 14 accommodated between a pair of transparent substrates 10a and 10b, is formed, and then the curable resin composition 14 is cured in a state where the outside of the sealed space is made to be a second atmosphere having a pressure higher than the first atmosphere. As the above curable resin composition, a curable resin composition comprising a urethane oligomer (a) having from 1.8 to 4 curable functional groups on average which are either or both of an acryloyloxy group and a methacryloyloxy group, per molecule, and a hydroxyalkyl methacrylate (b) having a C3-8 hydroxyalkyl group having 1 or 2 hydroxy groups, is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Naoko Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130306236
    Abstract: To provide a curable resin composition for forming a seal part, which is capable of easily forming a continuous seal part and which is capable of maintaining the shape of the seal part during a period of from immediately after the formation of an uncured seal part until a liquid material is supplied to a region enclosed by the seal part and the seal part is cured, and a laminate which has minimal defects and whereby a resin layer interposed between first and second plates can be made thick. One having a viscosity of from 500 to 3,000 Pa·s at 25° C. is used as the curable resin composition for forming a seal part to form an uncured seal part 12 enclosing the periphery of a liquid material (curable resin composition 14 for forming a resin layer) interposed between a first plate (display device 50) and a second plate (transparent plate 10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Hiroshige Ito, Naoko Aoki, Yoshinobu Kadowaki, Yukio Tsuge
  • Publication number: 20130273267
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material that can easily be bonded to another surface material (a display panel, etc.) and that, when bonded to another surface material, is less likely to have voids left at the interface between the adhesive layer and another surface material. An adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material 1 comprises an adhesive layer 14 formed on at least one surface of a protective plate 10 (a transparent surface material), wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the protective plate 10 and a barrier portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 has a shear modulus at 35° C. of from 0.5 to 100 kPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi Niiyama, Toyokazu Suzuki, Naoko Aoki, Hitoshi Tsushima
  • Publication number: 20130273266
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material that can easily be bonded to another surface material (such as a display panel) and that, when bonded to another surface material, is less likely to have voids left at the interface between the adhesive layer and another surface material. An adhesive layer-equipped transparent surface material 1 comprises an adhesive layer 14 formed on at least one surface of a protective plate 10 (a transparent surface material), wherein the adhesive layer 14 has a layer portion 18 spreading over the surface of the protective plate 10 and a barrier portion 20 surrounding the periphery of the layer portion 18; and the layer portion 18 is made of a cured product of a layer portion-forming curable resin composition comprising a curable compound (II) and a non-curable oligomer (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi NIIYAMA, Naoko Aoki, Toyokazu Suzuki, Hitoshi Tsushima