Patents by Inventor Yutaka Nozoe

Yutaka Nozoe 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: 11914248
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a photo-alignment copolymer which makes it possible to produce a photo-alignment film having excellent solvent resistance and liquid crystal aligning properties, and a photo-alignment film and an optical laminate produced using the photo-alignment copolymer. A photo-alignment copolymer of the invention is a photo-alignment copolymer having a repeating unit A including a photo-alignment group represented by Formula (A) and a repeating unit B including a crosslinkable group represented by Formula (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Takashi Iizumi, Kazushige Nakagawa, Takahiro Kato, Miho Asahi, Hirofumi Omura, Yuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 11827727
    Abstract: A photo-alignment polymer has a repeating unit represented by Formula (1), in Formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, X represents —O—, —S—, or —NR2—, in which R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, P represents a photo-aligned group, and A represents an acid-cleavage group which is decomposed by an action of acid to produce a polar group
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Soichiro Watanabe, Yutaka Nozoe, Takashi Iizumi, Akio Tamura, Tomoaki Yokota, Keisuke Yoshimasa, Ayako Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11692050
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a photo-alignment copolymer capable of improving upper layer coatability after layer formation, a binder composition, a binder layer, an optical laminate, and an image display device. A photo-alignment copolymer according to the embodiment of the invention has a repeating unit A including a photo-alignment group, a repeating unit B including a crosslinkable group which causes a crosslinking reaction by the action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base, and a repeating unit C including a cleaving group which decomposes by the action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to produce a polar group, and the repeating unit C has the cleaving group on a side chain, and has a group of atoms which is provided on a side closer to a terminal than the cleaving group on the side chain to be able to unevenly distribute the photo-alignment copolymer on an air interface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Takashi Iizumi, Soichiro Watanabe, Hideyuki Nishikawa, Kazushige Nakagawa, Kunihiro Atsumi
  • Publication number: 20230194988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transfer film in which a pattern appearance defect is unlikely to occur, a manufacturing method for a laminate, a manufacturing method for a circuit wire, and a manufacturing method for an electronic device. The transfer film of the present invention includes a temporary support a resin composition layer disposed on the temporary support, in which the resin composition layer contains a resin, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a block copolymer, which contains a block consisting of a constitutional unit X having a group represented by Formula (A) or a group represented by Formula (B) and a block a constitutional unit Y having a poly(oxyalkylene) group, and a compound represented by Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru YAMADA, Yutaka NOZOE, Kazumasa MOROZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230167216
    Abstract: A photo-alignment polymer has a repeating unit represented by Formula (1), in Formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, X represents —O—, —S—, or —NR2—, in which R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, P represents a photo-aligned group, and A represents an acid-cleavage group which is decomposed by an action of acid to produce a polar group
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Soichiro WATANABE, Yutaka NOZOE, Takashi IIZUMI, Akio TAMURA, Tomoaki YOKOTA, Keisuke YOSHIMASA, Ayako MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230138456
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a binder composition in which air unevenness is suppressed and which has excellent upper layer coating properties after being formed as a layer, a compound, a binder layer, an optical laminate, an optical laminate manufacturing method, and an image display device. The binder composition of the present invention is a binder composition containing a binder and a compound having a group represented by Formula (B1) or (B2). In Formulae (B1) and (B2), Z represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a fluorine atom or an organosiloxane group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi IIZUMI, Soichiro WATANABE, Yutaka NOZOE, Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Kunihiro ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20230088847
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical laminate in which an optically anisotropic layer provided as an upper layer has good liquid crystal alignment properties, and a polarizing plate and an image display device using the optical laminate. An optical laminate of the present invention is an optical laminate including: a first optically anisotropic layer; and a second optically anisotropic layer, in which the first and second optically anisotropic layers are directly laminated, each of the first and second optically anisotropic layers consists of a liquid crystal layer, and a photo-alignment polymer having a photo-alignment group and at least one type of polar group selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group and a ketone group is present in a surface of the second optically anisotropic layer on a side in contact with the first optically anisotropic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro ATSUMI, Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Yutaka NOZOE, Takashi IIZUMI, Soichiro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220404535
    Abstract: According to the present invention, provided are an optical laminate which has excellent adhesiveness between two optically anisotropic layers, and in which an A plate or a layer obtained by fixing a twist-aligned liquid crystal phase, which is as an optically anisotropic layer, has excellent liquid crystal alignment properties, a polarizing plate, and an image display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka NOZOE, Kunihiro KASEZAWA, Koji IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20220381953
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical film having a liquid crystal layer having excellent durability, and a liquid crystal film. The optical film of the present invention has an organic base material and a liquid crystal layer disposed on the organic base material, the liquid crystal layer contains a photo-alignment compound, and in the liquid crystal layer, the photo-alignment compound is unevenly distributed on a side of the organic base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Hideyuki NISHIKAWA, Masato NAKAO, Shunya KATOH, Hiroyuki HAGIO, Yutaka NOZOE, Kunihiro KASEZAWA, Yuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11435502
    Abstract: An optical film, a front panel of an image display apparatus, the image display apparatus, a mirror with an image display function, a resistive film-type touch panel, and a capacitance-type touch panel which have the optical film can be provided. The optical film includes at least a first resin film, an adhesive layer disposed on one side of the first resin film, and a second resin film disposed on the adhesive layer, and the adhesive layer contains a polysaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Nakazawa, Yutaka Nozoe, Keigo Ueki
  • Publication number: 20220179250
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photo-alignment polymer having excellent liquid crystal aligning properties, a binder composition, a binder layer, an optical laminate, an optical laminate manufacturing method, and an image display device. A photo-alignment polymer according to the embodiment of the present invention has a repeating unit having a photo-alignment group and a repeating unit having a group represented by Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi IIZUMI, Soichiro WATANABE, Yutaka NOZOE, Kunihiro ATSUMI
  • Patent number: 11319393
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a photo-alignable polymer which has excellent coating properties, is capable of suppressing film thickness unevenness, and has excellent upper layer coating properties and good liquid crystal alignment properties after being formed as a layer; a binder composition; a binder layer; an optical laminate; a method for producing an optical laminate; and an image display device. The photo-alignable polymer of an embodiment of the present invention is a photo-alignable polymer having a repeating unit A including a cleavage group capable of decomposing by an action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to generate a polar group, in which the repeating unit A has the cleavage group in a side chain, has a fluorine atom or a silicon atom on a side closer to a terminal than the cleavage group in the side chain, and the photo-alignable polymer satisfies Condition 1 or Condition 2 shown below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Tamura, Reiko Inushima, Takashi Iizumi, Yutaka Nozoe, Hideyuki Nishikawa, Kazushige Nakagawa, Kunihiro Atsumi
  • Patent number: 11186775
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polymerizable liquid crystal composition which has excellent coating properties, is capable of suppressing film thickness unevenness, and has good coating properties for an upper layer coating liquid after being formed as an optically anisotropic layer, an anisotropic layer formed using the same; an optical laminate; a method for producing an optical laminate, and an image display device. The polymerizable liquid crystal composition of the embodiment of the present invention is a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a polymerization initiator, and a compound having a monovalent specific group including a cleavage group capable of decomposing by an action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to generate a polar group, in which the specific group has a fluorine atom or a silicon atom on a side closer to a terminal than the cleavage group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nishikawa, Kunihiro Atsumi, Yutaka Nozoe, Yuki Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210292456
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a photo-alignment copolymer capable of improving upper layer coatability after layer formation, a binder composition, a binder layer, an optical laminate, and an image display device. A photo-alignment copolymer according to the embodiment of the invention has a repeating unit A including a photo-alignment group, a repeating unit B including a crosslinkable group which causes a crosslinking reaction by the action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base, and a repeating unit C including a cleaving group which decomposes by the action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to produce a polar group, and the repeating unit C has the cleaving group on a side chain, and has a group of atoms which is provided on a side closer to a terminal than the cleaving group on the side chain to be able to unevenly distribute the photo-alignment copolymer on an air interface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka NOZOE, Takashi IIZUMI, Soichiro WATANABE, Hideyuki NISHIKAWA, Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Kunihiro ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20210063825
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a photo-alignment copolymer which makes it possible to produce a photo-alignment film having excellent solvent resistance and liquid crystal aligning properties, and a photo-alignment film and an optical laminate produced using the photo-alignment copolymer. A photo-alignment copolymer of the invention is a photo-alignment copolymer having a repeating unit A including a photo-alignment group represented by Formula (A) and a repeating unit B including a crosslinkable group represented by Formula (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka NOZOE, Takashi IIZUMI, Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Takahiro KATO, Miho ASAHI, Hirofumi OMURA, Yuki HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20200095503
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polymerizable liquid crystal composition which has excellent coating properties, is capable of suppressing film thickness unevenness, and has good coating properties for an upper layer coating liquid after being formed as an optically anisotropic layer, an anisotropic layer formed using the same; an optical laminate; a method for producing an optical laminate, and an image display device. The polymerizable liquid crystal composition of the embodiment of the present invention is a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a polymerization initiator, and a compound having a monovalent specific group including a cleavage group capable of decomposing by an action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to generate a polar group, in which the specific group has a fluorine atom or a silicon atom on a side closer to a terminal than the cleavage group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki NISHIKAWA, Kunihiro ATSUMI, Yutaka NOZOE, Yuki NAKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200079885
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a photo-alignable polymer which has excellent coating properties, is capable of suppressing film thickness unevenness, and has excellent upper layer coating properties and good liquid crystal alignment properties after being formed as a layer; a binder composition; a binder layer; an optical laminate; a method for producing an optical laminate; and an image display device. The photo-alignable polymer of an embodiment of the present invention is a photo-alignable polymer having a repeating unit A including a cleavage group capable of decomposing by an action of at least one selected from the group consisting of light, heat, an acid, and a base to generate a polar group, in which the repeating unit A has the cleavage group in a side chain, has a fluorine atom or a silicon atom on a side closer to a terminal than the cleavage group in the side chain, and the photo-alignable polymer satisfies Condition 1 or Condition 2 shown below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akio TAMURA, Reiko INUSHIMA, Takashi IIZUMI, Yutaka NOZOE, Hideyuki NISHIKAWA, Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Kunihiro ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200004087
    Abstract: A photo-alignment copolymer has a repeating unit A including a photo-alignment group represented by Formula (1), and a repeating unit B including a crosslinkable group represented by Formula (2), a photo-alignment film is formed using a photo-alignment film composition containing the photo-alignment copolymer, an optical laminate has the photo-alignment film and an optically anisotropic layer, and an image display device has the optical laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka NOZOE, Takashi IIZUMI, Takahiro KATO
  • Patent number: 10501593
    Abstract: A dope composition containing an acrylic resin having a weight average molecular weight of greater than or equal to 250,000; and an additive having a weight average molecular weight of less than 50,000, in which the acrylic resin includes a methyl methacrylate unit (a), and a mass fraction of an alkyl (meth)acrylate unit (b) other than methyl methacrylate is less than 5 mass %, has excellent manufacturing aptitude from the viewpoint of having a high drying speed and large breaking elongation at a time point of forming an un-stretched film, and enabling a crack at the time of being stretched to be suppressed, has a low haze value and an excellent surface shape at the time of preparing a polarizing plate protective film, and has excellent heat resistance; a polarizing plate protective film; a polarizing plate protective film manufacturing method; a polarizing plate; and a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Arita, Yutaka Nozoe, Katsumi Sasata, Hajime Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190346592
    Abstract: An optical film includes at least a first resin film, an adhesive layer disposed on one side of the first resin film, and a second resin film disposed on the adhesive layer, and the adhesive layer contains a polysaccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki NAKAZAWA, Yutaka NOZOE, Keigo UEKI