Patents by Inventor Yusuke Hagiwara

Yusuke Hagiwara 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: 11163200
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate which can not only control the amount of external light transmitted, but can also be used as a mirror. A laminate 1 comprises: a first liquid crystal member 100; a reflection type polarizing member 200; and a second liquid crystal member 300. The first liquid crystal member has first liquid crystal cells with changing orientation states, and a first absorption type polarizing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasunori Hayashida, Tomoya Kawashima, Yukihiro Kyouden
  • Patent number: 11150521
    Abstract: The reliability of a spacer is improved in comparison to conventional ones. A light control film which is obtained by sandwiching a liquid crystal layer between first and second laminates that are provided with at least alignment layers and which controls light transmitted therethrough by controlling the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer by driving electrodes that are provided on the first and second laminates. With respect to the first laminate, a base that is formed of a transparent film material is provided with a spacer that maintains the thickness of the liquid crystal layer. With respect to the first and second laminates, the Vickers hardness of the spacer is from 16.9 to 40.2 inclusive, and the Vickers hardness of a part of the second laminate, the part being in contact with the front end of the spacer, is from 11.8 to 35.9 inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Miura, Yusuke Hagiwara, Tsubasa Honda, Noriko Katashima, Norio Ishii, Tomoya Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20210301280
    Abstract: Ligase mutants of the following (1), (2), or (3): (1) a ligase mutant comprising an amino acid sequence showing 95% or more identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and having a nucleic acid-linking activity; (2) a ligase mutant comprising an amino acid sequence showing 90% or more identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and having a nucleic acid-linking activity; or (3) a ligase mutant comprising an amino acid sequence showing 97% or more identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3, and having a nucleic acid-linking activity, have excellent properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Miwa KONISHI, Shohei KAJIMOTO, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Yasuhiro MIHARA, Shogo NAKANO, Tomoharu MOTOYAMA, Sohei ITO
  • Publication number: 20210208445
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated glass whereby, in a laminated glass comprising a liquid crystal film sandwiched therein and having a three-dimensionally curved surface shape, the formation of wrinkles in the liquid crystal film can be suppressed; and a laminated glass which has a three-dimensionally curved surface shape and in which wrinkles in a liquid crystal film sandwiched therein are suppressed. The method for manufacturing the laminated glass comprises: a heat molding step for heating the liquid crystal film to a temperature higher than the glass transition point of the first base material layer and the second base material layer; and a bonding step for, after completing the heat molding step, heating the laminate, wherein the liquid crystal film is sandwiched between the first glass sheet and the second glass sheet, at a temperature lower than the glass transition point and bonding the same by applying a preset pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao IKEZAWA, Keisuke MIURA, Norio ISHII, Makoto YAMAKI, Yusuke NAKAMURA, Tomoya KAWASHIMA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Satoru NISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210191168
    Abstract: A light modulating device including: a light transmissive plate having a curved surface; a light modulating cell; and an optically transparent adhesive film which is disposed between the curved surface of the light transmissive plate and the light modulating cell and attaches one side of the light modulating cell to the curved surface of the light transmissive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke HAGIWARA
  • Patent number: 11016355
    Abstract: A liquid crystal light control apparatus includes a liquid crystal light control film and power supply device that drives liquid crystal light control film. Liquid crystal light control film has a structure wherein liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between paired transparent electrode layers, and used by being adhered to a large transparent member. Power supply device supplies a predetermined AC voltage between terminals a and b of liquid crystal light control film. A condition |Z0|??×RF is set where RF is a DC resistance between terminals a and b of liquid crystal light control film, |Z0| is an output impedance between terminals A and B of power supply device, and predetermined coefficient ?=0.2. In order to protect power supply device, condition Vp/Imax?|Z0|??×RF is set where Vp is output peak voltage of power supply device and Imax is maximum allowable current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kubota, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasunori Hayashida
  • Patent number: 11003007
    Abstract: A light modulating device including: a light transmissive plate having a curved surface; a light modulating cell; and an optically transparent adhesive film which is disposed between the curved surface of the light transmissive plate and the light modulating cell and attaches one side of the light modulating cell to the curved surface of the light transmissive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20210103174
    Abstract: Provided are a laminated glass which has a reduced occurrence of voids and accumulation of liquid crystal, and a production method for the laminated glass. Also provided is a laminated glass which can prevent deterioration of a sealing material. This laminated glass 1 comprises a first glass plate 33A, a first intermediate film 31A, a liquid crystal film 10, a second intermediate film 31B, and a second glass plate, which are layered and disposed in this order, wherein the first glass plate 33A and the second glass plate 33B have a larger outer shape than that of the liquid crystal film 10, and a spacer 32 is provided in at least a portion of a region which is interposed between the first glass plate 33A and the second glass plate 33B and in which the liquid crystal film 10 is not disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio ISHII, Keisuke MIURA, Yusuke HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20210072571
    Abstract: A liquid crystal light control apparatus includes a liquid crystal light control film and power supply device that drives liquid crystal light control film. Liquid crystal light control film has a structure wherein liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between paired transparent electrode layers, and used by being adhered to a large transparent member. Power supply device supplies a predetermined AC voltage between terminals a and b of liquid crystal light control film. Condition |Z0|??×RF is set where RF is a DC resistance between terminals a and b of liquid crystal light control film, |Z0| is an output impedance between terminals A and B of power supply device, and predetermined coefficient ?=0.2. In order to protect power supply device, condition Vp/Imax?|Z0|??×RF is set where Vp is output peak voltage of power supply device and Imax is maximum allowable current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KUBOTA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Yasunori HAYASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210062173
    Abstract: Hemicellulase that degrades corn non-starch polysaccharides (“NSP”), DNA encoding the same, and a method of using the hemicellulase and its DNA are provided. Proteins having hemicellulase activity such as Xyn5A, Xyn10B, Xyn11A, Xyn30A, and Xyn43A are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Mihara, Tomo Takagi, Satoshi Nakamura, Rie Yakushijin
  • Publication number: 20210048572
    Abstract: Provided is a light control film capable of gradually changing the in-plane transmittance and thereby adding an in-plane gradation between light and dark. A light control film 10 according to the present invention includes: a first electrode 22A and a second electrode 22B disposed facing each other; a light control material 14 disposed between the first electrode 22A and the second electrode 22B and changing the transmittance in accordance with the potential difference between the first electrode 22A and the second electrode 22B; and a potential gradient forming part for providing the gradient of the potential difference in the extension direction of the first electrode 22A and the second electrode 22B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Miura, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasunori Hayashida, Makoto Yamaki
  • Patent number: 10851361
    Abstract: Hemicellulase that degrades corn non-starch polysaccharides (“NSP”), DNA encoding the same, and a method of using the hemicellulase and its DNA are provided. Proteins having hemicellulase activity such as Xyn5A, Xyn10B, Xyn11A, Xyn30A, and Xyn43A are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Mihara, Tomo Takagi, Satoshi Nakamura, Rie Yakushijin
  • Patent number: 10845522
    Abstract: A light control film is capable of gradually changing the in-plane transmittance and thereby adding an in-plane gradation between light and dark. A light control film includes: a first electrode and a second electrode disposed facing each other; a light control material disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode and changing the transmittance in accordance with the potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a potential gradient forming part for providing the gradient of the potential difference in the extension direction of the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Miura, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasunori Hayashida, Makoto Yamaki
  • Publication number: 20200326577
    Abstract: The reliability of a spacer is improved in comparison to conventional ones. A light control film which is obtained by sandwiching a liquid crystal layer between first and second laminates that are provided with at least alignment layers and which controls light transmitted therethrough by controlling the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer by driving electrodes that are provided on the first and second laminates. With respect to the first laminate, a base that is formed of a transparent film material is provided with a spacer that maintains the thickness of the liquid crystal layer. With respect to the first and second laminates, the Vickers hardness of the spacer is from 16.9 to 40.2 inclusive, and the Vickers hardness of a part of the second laminate, the part being in contact with the front end of the spacer, is from 11.8 to 35.9 inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke MIURA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Tsubasa HONDA, Noriko KATASHIMA, Norio ISHII, Tomoya KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200305385
    Abstract: A rearing cage unit is where an animal is reared individually in an environment at least including a space environment. The rearing cage unit includes an animal residential area that is defined by a floor, a ceiling, and a wall; an excrement collection area that is provided adjacently to the animal residential area; and an excretion sheet that is provided in the excrement collection are to receive excrement of the animal. At least one of the floor and the wall is made of a material including resin, and has an excretion hole that allows the excrement in the animal residential area to be discharged to the excrement collection area, and that has a size that prevents four feet of the animal from entering the excretion hole. The excretion sheet is provided facing the excretion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshimasa OCHIAI, Makoto OHIRA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Hiroaki KODAMA, Hirochika MURASE, Masaki SHIRAKAWA, Dai SHIBA, Hiroyasu MIZUNO, Akane YUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10732464
    Abstract: The present invention further improves the reliability of a spacer in comparison to conventional ones. A light control film 10 which is obtained by sandwiching a liquid crystal layer 14 between first and second laminates 13, 12 that are provided with at least alignment layers 23A, 23B, and which controls light transmitted therethrough by controlling the alignment of liquid crystal molecules 14A in the liquid crystal layer 14 by driving electrodes 22B, 22A that are provided on the first and second laminates 13, 12. With respect to the first laminate 13, a base 21B that is formed of a transparent film material is provided with a spacer 24 that maintains the thickness of the liquid crystal layer 14. With respect to the first and second laminates 13, 12, the Vickers hardness Xs of the spacer 24 is from 16.9 to 40.2 (inclusive), and the Vickers hardness Xf of a part of the second laminate 12, said part being in contact with the front end of the spacer 24, is from 11.8 to 35.9 (inclusive).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Miura, Yusuke Hagiwara, Tsubasa Honda, Noriko Katashima, Norio Ishii, Tomoya Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20190331947
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate which can not only control the amount of external light transmitted, but can also be used as a mirror. A laminate 1 comprises: a first liquid crystal member 100; a reflection type polarizing member 200; and a second liquid crystal member 300. The first liquid crystal member has first liquid crystal cells with changing orientation states, and a first absorption type polarizing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke HAGIWARA, Yasunori HAYASHIDA, Tomoya KAWASHIMA, Yukihiro KYOUDEN
  • Publication number: 20190162991
    Abstract: A light modulating device including: a light transmissive plate having a curved surface; a light modulating cell; and an optically transparent adhesive film which is disposed between the curved surface of the light transmissive plate and the light modulating cell and attaches one side of the light modulating cell to the curved surface of the light transmissive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20190153416
    Abstract: Hemicellulase that degrades corn non-starch polysaccharides (“NSP”), DNA encoding the same, and a method of using the hemicellulase and its DNA are provided. Proteins having hemicellulase activity such as Xyn5A, Xyn10B, Xyn11A, Xyn30A, and Xyn43A are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Mihara, Tomo Takagi, Satoshi Nakamura, Rie Yakushijin
  • Publication number: 20190146134
    Abstract: A light control film is capable of gradually changing the in-plane transmittance and thereby adding an in-plane gradation between light and dark. A light control film includes: a first electrode and a second electrode disposed facing each other; a light control material disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode and changing the transmittance in accordance with the potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a potential gradient forming part for providing the gradient of the potential difference in the extension direction of the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke MIURA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Yasunori HAYASHIDA, Makoto YAMAKI