Patents by Inventor Yu Morimoto

Yu Morimoto 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: 10598828
    Abstract: A method for continuously manufacturing an optical display device comprises feeding a continuous web of optical film laminate including a continuous web of releasable film that includes a conductive layer and an optical film sheet that includes a conductive layer formed on the releasable film, bending the releasable film at a peeling body located in close vicinity of a lamination position, collecting the releasable film and thereby peeling the optical film sheet from the optical film laminate, sending the optical film sheet to the lamination position, and laminating the optical film sheet with a panel member which is conveyed to the lamination position by a panel conveying channel which makes at least a double-storied structure with a portion of a collecting channel where the releasable film is collected, attenuating static electrification generated on the optical film sheet, and continuously laminating the optical film sheet with the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Yusuke Toyama, Takaaki Ishii, Kazuo Kitada, Satoshi Hashimoto, Akihiro Nagura
  • Patent number: 10578778
    Abstract: A continuous web of optical film laminate comprising, an optical film comprising a first substrate and an adhesive layer on the first substrate, a releasable film comprising a second substrate and a releasably treated layer on the second substrate, the releasably treated layer being in contact with the adhesive layer, a first conductive layer between the first substrate and the adhesive layer, and a second conductive layer between the second substrate and the releasably treated layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer comprise a static electrification prevention material, such that the optical film with the first conductive layer, and the releasable film with the second conductive layer, both have a sheet resistance of 1012 ?/sq or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Yusuke Toyama, Takaaki Ishii, Kazuo Kitada, Satoshi Hashimoto, Akihiro Nagura
  • Publication number: 20190352547
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached polarizing film including a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a polarizing film, and is used, together with a transparent conductive substrate having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent substrate, in the state of being bonded to the transparent conductive layer, wherein a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for forming the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a (meth)acryl-based polymer and a thiol-group-containing silane coupling agent. The pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached polarizing film has a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, having a high endurance even in the case of being bonded to a transparent conductive substrate having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent substrate, in particular, having an excellent endurance in a humidified environment and an excellent re-workability even in the same case, attached to a polarizing film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakuni Fujita, Yusuke Toyama, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190211234
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for a flexible image display device which exhibits excellent bending resistance and adhesiveness, and which does not peel or break even after repeated bending; a laminate for a flexible image display device which includes the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for a flexible image display device; and a flexible image display device in which the laminate for a flexible image display device is provided. A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for a flexible image display device formed from a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing a (meth)acrylic polymer, wherein a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of the (meth)acrylic polymer is from 1,000,000 to 2,500,000, and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is 0° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizue Yamasaki, Yusuke Toyama, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190193374
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a laminate for a flexible image display device by using an optical film including at least a polarizer and a plurality of specific pressure-sensitive adhesive layers, which exhibits excellent bending resistance and adhesiveness and does not peel or break even after repeated bending; and a flexible image display device in which the laminate for a flexible image display device is disposed. The laminate includes a plurality of pressure-sensitive adhesive layers and an optical film including at least a polarizer, wherein a thickness of the polarizer is 20 ?m or less, and a storage elastic modulus G? at 25° C. of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer at an outermost surface on a convex side when the laminate is folded, among the plurality of pressure-sensitive adhesive layers, is substantially equal to or lower than the storage elastic modulus G? at 25° C. of another pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizue Yamasaki, Yusuke Toyama, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190177577
    Abstract: The disclosure provides: a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for a flexible image display device; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for a flexible image display device; a laminate for a flexible image display device, which, as a result of using the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and au optical laminate, exhibits excellent bending resistance and adhesiveness, and does not peel even after repeated bending; and a flexible image display device. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition includes a (meth)acrylic polymer including as monomer units: at least one monomer having a reactive functional group selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl group-containing monomers, carboxyl group-containing monomers, amino group-containing monomers, and amide group-containing monomers; and a (meth)acrylic monomer having a linear or branched alkyl group of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, wherein the monomer having the reactive functional group in all monomers constituting the (meth)acrylic polymer is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizue Yamasaki, Yusuke Toyama, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190079216
    Abstract: A continuous web of optical film laminate comprising, an optical film comprising a first substrate and an adhesive layer on the first substrate, a releasable film comprising a second substrate and a releasably treated layer on the second substrate, the releasably treated layer being in contact with the adhesive layer, a first conductive layer between the first substrate and the adhesive layer, and a second conductive layer between the second substrate and the releasably treated layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer comprise a static electrification prevention material, such that the optical film with the first conductive layer, and the releasable film with the second conductive layer, both have a sheet resistance of 1012?/sq or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yu MORIMOTO, Yusuke TOYAMA, Takaaki ISHII, Kazuo KITADA, Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Akihiro NAGURA
  • Publication number: 20190056533
    Abstract: A method for continuously manufacturing an optical display device comprises feeding a continuous web of optical film laminate including a continuous web of releasable film that includes a conductive layer and an optical film sheet that includes a conductive layer formed on the releasable film, bending the releasable film at a peeling body located in close vicinity of a lamination position, collecting the releasable film and thereby peeling the optical film sheet from the optical film laminate, sending the optical film sheet to the lamination position, and laminating the optical film sheet with a panel member which is conveyed to the lamination position by a panel conveying channel which makes at least a double-storied structure with a portion of a collecting channel where the releasable film is collected, attenuating static electrification generated on the optical film sheet, and continuously laminating the optical film sheet with the panel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yu MORIMOTO, Yusuke TOYAMA, Takaaki ISHII, Kazuo KITADA, Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Akihiro NAGURA
  • Patent number: 10197709
    Abstract: To provide a continuous web of optical film laminate provided with static electrification prevention function which allows for promptly attenuating static charge of optical film sheet and carrier film electrified by peeling action in RTP lamination method and apparatus. The problem has been solved with a continuous web of optical film laminate for using in RTP lamination method and apparatus, in which static electrification prevention function is provided to optical film sheets and a carrier film configuring the continuous web of optical film laminate, such that sheet resistance of each of the optical film sheets and the carrier film is 1012 ?/sq or less so as to promptly attenuate static charge of the carrier film to be collected, which is statically electrified by peeling action, and the optical film sheets to be laminated to panel components, which are also statically electrified by peeling action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Yusuke Toyama, Takaaki Ishii, Kazuo Kitada, Satoshi Hashimoto, Akihiro Nagura
  • Patent number: 10033051
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel cell stack which is able to prevent corrosion from occurring in a separator. The fuel cell stack formed by arranging a terminal on both ends of a cell stacked body in which a plurality of cells including a membrane electrode assembly and separators interposing the membrane electrode assembly therebetween is stacked, includes a rust preventive plate which is arranged between a metal separator and a positive electrode terminal on a high potential side of the cell stacked body, and includes a material more noble than that of the separator in the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanno, Makoto Yoshida, Tomoo Yoshizumi, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20180086955
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached polarizing film of the present invention includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a polarizing film, and is used, together with a transparent conductive substrate having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent substrate, in the state of being bonded to the transparent conductive layer, wherein a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for forming the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a (meth)acryl-based polymer and a thiol-group-containing silane coupling agent. The pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached polarizing film has a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, having a high endurance even in the case of being bonded to a transparent conductive substrate having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent substrate, in particular, having an excellent endurance in a humidified environment and an excellent re-workability even in the same case, attached to a polarizing film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakuni Fujita, Yusuke Toyama, Yu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20180052256
    Abstract: To provide a continuous web of optical film laminate provided with static electrification prevention function which allows for promptly attenuating static charge of optical film sheet and carrier film electrified by peeling action in RTP lamination method and apparatus. The problem has been solved with a continuous web of optical film laminate for using in RTP lamination method and apparatus, in which static electrification prevention function is provided to optical film sheets and a carrier film configuring the continuous web of optical film laminate, such that sheet resistance of each of the optical film sheets and the carrier film is 1012 ?/sq or less so as to promptly attenuate static charge of the carrier film to be collected, which is statically electrified by peeling action, and the optical film sheets to be laminated to panel components, which are also statically electrified by peeling action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yu MORIMOTO, Yusuke TOYAMA, Takaaki ISHII, Kazuo KITADA, Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Akihiro NAGURA
  • Patent number: 9601782
    Abstract: A method of producing a displacement plating precursor, including a deposition step of depositing a Cu layer on a surface of a core particle formed of Pt or a Pt alloy by contacting a Cu ion-containing acidic aqueous solution with at least a portion of a Cu electrode, and contacting the Cu electrode with the core particle or with a composite, in which the core particle is supported on an electroconductive support, within the acidic aqueous solution or outside the acidic aqueous solution, and moreover contacting the core particle with the acidic aqueous solution under an inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Murata, Tomoyuki Nagai, Yu Morimoto, Toshihiro Ikai
  • Publication number: 20160141633
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel cell stack which is able to prevent corrosion from occurring in a separator. The fuel cell stack formed by arranging a terminal on both ends of a cell stacked body in which a plurality of cells including a membrane electrode assembly and separators interposing the membrane electrode assembly therebetween is stacked, includes a rust preventive plate which is arranged between a metal separator and a positive electrode terminal on a high potential side of the cell stacked body, and includes a material more noble than that of the separator in the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke KANNO, Makoto YOSHIDA, Tomoo YOSHIZUMI, Yu MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9096781
    Abstract: An aim of the prevention invention is to provide a water dispersion type acryl-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for re-peeling, which can prevent electrification of an adherend at the time of peeling (peeling antistatic properties) and which can form a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer excellent in adherability and re-peelable properties, and also to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed of the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. The re-peelable water dispersion type acryl-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition of the present invention contains an acrylic emulsion-based polymer composed of a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester and a carboxyl-containing unsaturated monomer as raw material monomers, a perfluoroalkyl-containing oligomer, and an ionic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Kousuke Yonezaki, Tatsumi Amano, Kazuma Mitsui, Kyoko Takashima
  • Publication number: 20150024199
    Abstract: There is provided a removable water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition to form a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet capable of exhibiting good curl regulatability. There are also provided a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet capable of exhibiting good curl regulatability, and an optical component having the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet laminated thereon. The removable water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition according to the present invention forms a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having an initial curl height of not less than 20 mm as determined by a curl test, and a difference in curl height of not more than 10 mm as determined by the curl test. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet according to the present invention has a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed of the removable water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Kazuma Mitsui, Tatsumi Amano
  • Publication number: 20140342152
    Abstract: An object of the invention to provide a water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that can prevent static build-up on adherends when peeled off (antistatic properties) and is superior not only in removability and the ability to prevent an increase in peel strength (adhesive strength) over time but also in less-staining properties on adherends and, especially, the ability to prevent white staining on adherends in a high-humidity environment (the ability to prevent white staining). The invention is directed to a removable water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, including: an acrylic emulsion polymer including units derived from raw material monomers including (i) 70 to 99.5% by weight of an alkyl(meth)acrylate and (ii) 0.5 to 10% by weight of a carboxyl group-containing unsaturated monomer; a non-water-soluble crosslinking agent; and an ionic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsumi Amano, Yu Morimoto, Kazuma Mitsui, Kousuke Yonezaki, Kyoko Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140308516
    Abstract: Provided is a removable water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that is superior in antistatic properties (resistance to peeling-induced static build-up), removability, adhesion (adhesive properties), and the ability to prevent an increase in peel strength (adhesive strength) over time and also superior in less-staining properties on adherends, particularly, the ability to prevent white staining on adherends in a high-humidity environment. Also provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer made from such a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. The removable water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition contains an acrylic emulsion polymer including units derived from raw material monomers including at least (A) an alkyl (meth)acrylate and (B) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Yonezaki, Tatsumi Amano, Yu Morimoto, Kazuma Mitsui, Kyoko Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140302314
    Abstract: Provided is a water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which can form a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer excellent in antistatic property, repeeling property (light peeling property), and appearance property. The repeelable water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition of the present invention contains an acrylic emulsion-based polymer composed of 70 to 99.5% by weight of a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester and 0.5 to 10% by weight of a carboxyl group-containing unsaturated monomer as monomer components, a crosslinking agent, an ionic compound, and a nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 6 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kyoko Takashima, Yu Morimoto, Kazuma Mitsui, Kousuke Yonezaki, Tsunaki Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20140272408
    Abstract: Provided is a water-dispersible acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that can prevent static build-up at the time of peeling (antistatic properties), is superior in removability, in the ability to prevent an increase in peel strength (adhesive strength) over time among the adhesive properties, as well as in appearance properties (decrease of appearance defects due to dents or the like), and also in less-staining properties on adherends, particularly, in the ability to prevent white staining on adherends in high-humidity environments (the ability to prevent white staining).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsumi Amano, Yu Morimoto, Kazuma Mitsui, Kousuke Yonezaki, Kyoko Takashima