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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190324598
    Abstract: An optical film has a resin film and a hardcoat layer disposed on one surface of the resin film, in which the hardcoat layer contains a polysiloxane-containing compound and a fluorine-containing compound, and a film thickness of the resin film is equal to or greater than 80 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keigo UEKI, Takashi TAMADA, Akio TAMURA, Yutaka NOZOE, Yuki NAKAZAWA, Yuichi FUKUSHIGE, Katsuyuki TAKADA
  • Patent number: 10240033
    Abstract: The optical film of the present invention is an optical film including a thermoplastic resin, in which the optical film has a moisture permeability of 70 g/m2/day or less (in terms of a film thickness of 40 ?m), and contains a moisture permeability-reducing compound having a molecular weight of 200 or more and satisfying Formula (1) described below. Formula (1) A/B?0.9 (A represents a moisture permeability of an optical film in a case in which 10 mass % of the moisture permeability-reducing compound is added to the mass of the thermoplastic resin, and B represents a moisture permeability of an optical film in a case in which the thermoplastic resin is included and the moisture permeability-reducing compound is not added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeaki Nimura, Makoto Kamo, Shusuke Arita, Yutaka Nozoe, Katsumi Sasata
  • Patent number: 10160846
    Abstract: The inventions are an optical film containing cellulose acylate and a compound having a structure denoted by General Formula (A) described below, and a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device employing the optical film. L represents n-valent connecting group, n represents an integer of greater than or equal to 2, and A represents a heterocyclic group denoted by General Formula (I). R1, R3, and R5 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group. Here, any one of R1, R3, and R5 is bonded to L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Noro, Yutaka Nozoe, Hiroshi Inada, Naoya Shimoju, Aiko Yoshida, Yu Naito, Yasukazu Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 10012770
    Abstract: There is provided an optical film comprising a layer formed on a base film by curing a curable composition containing the specific component (A) in an amount of 50 to 99% by mass and the specific component (B) in an amount of 1 to 50% by mass, based on the total solid content of the curable composition when the total solid content of the curable composition is set to 100% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Fukuda, Miho Asahi, Yutaka Nozoe
  • Patent number: 10001584
    Abstract: An optical film is provided containing cellulose acylate and at least one type of a compound denoted by the following Formula (I). R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, an acyl group, an alkoxy carbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, an alkyl sulfonyl group, or an aryl sulfonyl group, R2 represents an alkyl group or an aryl group, L represents a single bond or a bivalent or more connecting group, and n represents 1 when L is a single bond and n represents an integer of the valence of L?1 when L is a bivalent or more connecting group. s and t each independently represent 1 to 3, and X represents —O— or —N(Ra)-. Ra represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hagio, Shinichi Ichikawa, Masaki Noro, Yu Naito, Nobutaka Fukagawa, Yutaka Nozoe
  • Patent number: 9822237
    Abstract: A resin of the present disclosure includes a resin and a compound represented by General Formula I below. wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number within a range from 1 to 8, and X represents a divalent linking group constituted by at least one species selected from among a single bond, an ether bond, and an alkylene group having a carbon number within a range from 1 to 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Shusuke Arita, Jun Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9815927
    Abstract: A copolymer includes a fumaronitrile residue represented by following General Formula I and an aromatic vinyl monomer residue represented by following General Formula II: wherein, in General-Formula II, R1 is a hydrogen atom, a methyl-group or a phenyl-group, and R2 is a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl-group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and each of R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 independently represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy-group, an alkoxy-group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an acyloxy-group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, a cyanomethyl-group, or an alkyl-group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and at least two of R2, R3 and R4 may be bonded to form a ring, and at least two of arbitrary substituents of R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 may be bonded to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Ryosuke Takada
  • Patent number: 9777184
    Abstract: There is provided a (meth)acrylic resin composition containing a (meth)acrylic resin, and a compound denoted by General Formula (1) described below, a film formed by using the (meth)acrylic resin composition, and a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device including the film: wherein R1 to R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, X represents a divalent alicyclic group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, the alicyclic group represented by X may have at least one substituent group selected from a halogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and an aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 15 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Shusuke Arita, Hajime Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9751999
    Abstract: A polarizing plate protective film containing an acrylic resin, in which the acrylic resin includes a methyl methacrylate unit a, a mass fraction of an alkyl (meth)acrylate unit b other than methyl methacrylate is less than 5 mass %, a weight average molecular weight is 250,000 to 4,000,000, and a weight decreasing amount at the time of being heated at 140° C. for 1 hour is less than or equal to 0.5%, has excellent heat resistance and an excellent surface shape; a dope composition; a method for manufacturing a polarizing plate protective film; a polarizing plate; and a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Sasata, Hajime Nakayama, Shusuke Arita, Yutaka Nozoe
  • Patent number: 9715040
    Abstract: There is provided an optical film comprising a (meth)acrylic resin as a main component, a compound represented by the specific formula, and a rubber elastic body, and a method of manufacturing an optical film through a solution film-forming method, in which the optical film is composed of a (meth)acrylic resin as a main component, and contains a compound represented by the specific formula and a rubber elastic body, and a polarizing plate protective film having the optical film, and a polarizing plate having the polarizing plate protective film, and a liquid crystal display device provided with the polarizing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Arita, Yutaka Nozoe, Hajime Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9715041
    Abstract: There is provided an optical film including a (meth)acrylic resin having a cyclic structure in its main chain as a main component, a compound represented by Formula (1) below, and a rubber elastic body: where each of R1 to R8 independently represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, X represents a divalent alicyclic group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, and the alicyclic group represented by X may have at least one substituent selected from a halogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms and an aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 15 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nakayama, Shusuke Arita, Yutaka Nozoe
  • Patent number: 9676956
    Abstract: There is provided a (meth)acrylic resin composition, containing a (meth)acrylic resin; a compound denoted by General Formula (1) described below; and a specific compound: wherein R1 to R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, m and n each independently represent an integer of 0 to 4, in a case where m and n represent an integer of greater than or equal to 2, a plurality of R11's and R12's may be identical to each other or different from each other, at least two R11's, at least two R12's, or R11 and R12 may form a ring by being linked to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Nozoe, Shusuke Arita, Hajime Nakayama