Patents Assigned to Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20200332163
    Abstract: A polishing liquid contains permanganate ions, a weak acid, and a soluble salt of the weak acid. The polishing liquid preferably has a pH of 0.5 to 6.0 at 25° C. before commencement of polishing. When a 0.1 mol/L aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide is added to 100 mL of the polishing liquid having been adjusted to pH 3.0 to 4.0 at 25° C., the amount of the sodium hydroxide aqueous solution necessary to raise the pH of the polishing liquid by 0.5 is preferably 0.1 to 100 mL. The weak acid is preferably acetic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken MATSUO, Masayuki MATSUYAMA, Akinori KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10807874
    Abstract: Provided is a mordenite zeolite which can be produced without using an organic structure-directing agent, and has superior multivalent metal cation exchange capability. The mordenite zeolite according to the present invention containing silicon, a divalent metal M and aluminum in a skeletal structure, wherein the mordenite zeolite has the following atomic ratios in the state of Na-form. The mordenite zeolite preferably has a BET specific surface area of 250 m2/g or more and 500 m2/g or less and a micropore volume of 0.07 cc/g or more and 0.25 cc/g or less in the state of Na-form or H-form. Si/(M+Al)=5 or more and 10 or less, M/(M+Al)=0.1 or more and less than 1, and Na/(M+Al)=1 or more and less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Natsume Koike, Keiji Itabashi, Shanmugam Palani Elangovan, Tatsuya Okubo
  • Patent number: 10780423
    Abstract: A catalyst powder according to the present invention is a catalyst powder that includes: a core portion that contains ceria and zirconia; and a surface layer portion that is located on the core portion and contains ceria and zirconia. The ratio (M2/M1) is 0.30 or more and 0.95 or less, the ratio (M2/M1) being the ratio of a mole fraction M2 (mol %) of cerium in the surface layer portion measured using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to a mole fraction M1 (mol %) of cerium in the entire powder. It is preferable that the ratio (M4/2/M3/1) between M3/1 and M4/2 is 1.1 or more and 5.0 or less, wherein M3/1 (=M3/M1) represents the ratio between a mole fraction M3 (mol %) of zirconium in the entire powder and a mole fraction M1 (mol %) of cerium in the entirety of the powder, and M4/2 (=M4/M2) represents the ratio between a mole fraction M4 (mol %) of zirconium measured using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and a mole fraction M2 (mol %) of cerium measured using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nagao, Yunosuke Nakahara, Takanori Masaki
  • Patent number: 10774012
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex which is suitable as a solid electrolyte for a battery, a sensor, a separation membrane, or the like, and can be produced inexpensively. Proposed is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex provided with an oriented apatite-type composite oxide film on a substrate, wherein a film thickness of the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is 10.0 ?m or less, a degree of orientation (Lotgering method) thereof is 0.6 or more, and a material of the substrate at a side on which at least the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is formed is a metal, an alloy, a ceramic, or a composite material thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Ide, Yasuhisa Izutsu
  • Patent number: 10772219
    Abstract: There is provided a copper foil with a carrier particularly suitable for a circuit forming process for removing a carrier after laser drilling and desmear treatment, in detail, a copper foil with a carrier having high heat press resistance (heat resistance) of the carrier, laser drilling performance, corrosion resistance of the carrier against the desmear treatment, corrosion resistance of a release layer against the desmear treatment, and carrier release strength. The copper foil with a carrier comprises a carrier comprising at least one resin selected from polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) resins, polyethersulfone (PES) resins, polyimide resins, and polyphenylene sulfide resins; a silicon layer provided on the carrier, the silicon layer mainly containing silicon; a carbon layer provided on the silicon layer, the carbon layer mainly containing carbon; and an extremely thin copper layer provided on the carbon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10763002
    Abstract: There is provided a copper foil having a surface coating layer that can achieve a high bonding strength to a resin layer even if the copper foil has an extremely smooth surface such as one formed by vapor deposition, for example, sputtering and also has a desirable insulation resistance suitable for achieving a fine pitch in a printed wiring board. A surface-treated copper foil according to the present invention includes a copper foil and a silicon-based surface coating layer provided on at least one surface of the copper foil, the silicon-based surface coating layer being mainly composed of silicon (Si). The silicon-based surface coating layer has a carbon content of 1.0 to 35.0 atomic % and an oxygen content of 12.0 to 40.0 atomic % relative to a total content in 100 atomic % of carbon (C), oxygen (O) and silicon (Si) elements as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10763499
    Abstract: Provided is a novel positive electrode active material capable of suppressing resistance and improving rate characteristics and cycle characteristics while enhancing lithium ionic conductivity, wherein the surface of particles composed of a spinel-type composite oxide containing Li, Mn, O, and two or more other elements is coated with a lithium ion conductive oxide such as LiNbO3. Proposed is a positive electrode active material for an all-solid-type lithium secondary battery, wherein the surface of present core particles composed of a spinel-type composite oxide containing Li, Mn, O, and two or more other elements is coated with an amorphous compound containing Li, A (A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Ta, Nb, and Al), and O; and the molar ratio (Li/A) of Li relative to the A element in the surface, as obtained by XPS, is 1.0 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Matsuyama, Tetsuya Mitsumoto, Hitohiko Ide, Daisuke Washida
  • Patent number: 10727493
    Abstract: In order to provide a novel oriented apatite-type oxide ion conductor which can achieve an increase in area through suppression of crack generation and preferably can be manufactured more inexpensively by an uncomplicated process, an oriented apatite-type oxide ion conductor composed of a composite oxide represented by A9.33+x[T6?yMy]O26.00+z A in the formula is one kind or two or more kinds of elements selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba. T in the formula is an element including Si, Ge, or both of them. M in the formula is one kind or two or more kinds of elements selected from the group consisting of B, Ge, Zn, Sn, W, and Mo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Ide, Yuichi Anno, Yasuhisa Izutsu, Jun Omura, Rintaro Ishii, Minoru Kahata
  • Patent number: 10722870
    Abstract: Provided is a novel exhaust gas purification catalyst, which uses a Cu-based delafossite oxide, capable of increasing the exhaust gas purification performance compared to the case of using the Cu-based delafossite oxide alone. Proposed is an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a delafossite-type oxide represented by a general formula ABO2 and an inorganic porous material, wherein Cu is contained in the A site of the general formula of the delafossite oxide, one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of Mn, Al, Cr, Ga, Fe, Co, Ni, In, La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Y, V, and Ti are contained in the B site thereof, and Cu is contained in 3 to 30% relative to the total content (mass) of the delafossite-type oxide and the inorganic porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Kato, Masataka Ogasawara, Toshiharu Moriya, Katsuya Iwashina, Hironori Iwakura
  • Patent number: 10710888
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a beta zeolite which includes zinc and has a small particle size. This beta zeolite includes a silicon oxide and a zinc oxide, and has an average particle size of 50 to 100 nm at a cumulative frequency of 50% in a particle size distribution measured by scanning electron microscope observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kenta Iyoki, Keiji Itabashi, Tatsuya Okubo
  • Patent number: 10688480
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying composition of the present invention contains zeolite that is BEA zeolite having an SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio of greater than 25 and 600 or less and containing phosphorus. Furthermore, the exhaust gas purifying composition preferably contains zirconium in addition to phosphorus. Furthermore, the zeolite has an SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio of from 30 to 150. The present invention provides an exhaust gas purifying composition having excellent HC adsorbability for exhaust gas purification in internal combustion engines such as gasoline engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jo Nishikawa, Satoshi Watanabe, Michitaka Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10669157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for readily and inexpensively producing zeolite without using an organic structure-directing agent (organic SDA). Specifically disclosed is a method whereby a gel containing a silica source, an alumina source, an alkaline source and water is reacted with zeolite seed crystals, to produce a zeolite with the same kind of skeletal structure as the zeolite. The gel used is a gel of a composition whereby, when a zeolite is synthesized from this gel only, the synthesized zeolite comprises at least one of the kinds of composite building units of the target zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Itabashi, Tatsuya Okubo, Yoshihiro Kamimura, Shanmugam Palani Elangovan
  • Patent number: 10644348
    Abstract: Provided is a novel crystalline solid electrolyte which can be used as a dispersion medium when slurrying polar solvents such as NMP, acetone, and DMF, and for which a decrease in conductivity when the crystalline solid electrolyte is immersed in said solvents can be suppressed. Proposed is a crystalline solid electrolyte represented by Compositional Formula: LixSiyPzSaHaw (here, Ha includes one or two or more of Br, Cl, I, and F, and 2.4<(x?y)/(y+z)<3.3), in which the content of S is 55 to 73% by mass, the content of Si is 2 to 11% by mass, and the content of a Ha element is 0.02% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Higuchi, Norihiko Miyashita, Kenji Matsuzaki, Takahiro Ito, Kenji Tomonari
  • Patent number: 10645809
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-treated copper foil including a surface coating layer provided on at least one surface of a copper foil, the surface coating layer being mainly composed of silicon with a hydrogen content of 1 to 35 atomic % and/or a carbon content of 1 to 15 atomic %. This foil can be manufactured by forming a surface coating layer composed mainly of silicon with the above hydrogen and carbon contents on at least one surface of the copper foil by PVD or CVD. The present invention can provide a copper foil with a surface coating layer that can achieve a high bonding strength to a resin layer even if the copper foil has an extremely smooth surface such as one formed by vapor deposition, for example, sputtering and also has a desirable insulation resistance suitable for achieving a fine pitch in a printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Joe Nishikawa, Hiroaki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10629935
    Abstract: In this fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, a catalyst is supported on a carrier comprising inorganic oxide particles. The fuel cell electrode catalyst layer is provided with a porous structure. When a mercury penetration method is used to measure the pore size distribution of the porous structure, a peak is observed in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and a peak is also observed in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m. When P1 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and P2 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m, the value of P2/P1 is 0.2-10 inclusive. It is preferable that the inorganic oxide be tin oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoma Tsukuda, Naohiko Abe, Hiromu Watanabe, Susumu Takahashi, Kenichi Amitani, Akiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200113066
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a circuit board involves: preparing a composite laminate including a support, a release layer, and a multilayered circuit board; disposing the composite laminate on a stage such that one face of the composite laminate is put into tight contact with the stage; and releasing the support or the multilayered circuit board from the release layer such that the support or the multilayered circuit board forms a convex face with a curvature radius of 200 to 5000 mm while the face of the composite laminate is kept in tight contact with the stage. The method according to the present invention can prevent the occurrences of defects, for example, breaking in the support and cracking and wire disconnections in the multilayered circuit board in manufacturing of circuit boards, such as coreless circuit boards, and ensure stable release of the support or the multilayered circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimi NAKAMURA, Yoshinori MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 10615425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tin oxide containing antimony and at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth. The antimony and the at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth are preferably dissolved in a solid state in tin oxide. The ratio of the number of moles of the element A to the number of moles of antimony, i.e., [(the number of moles of the element A/the number of moles of antimony)], is preferably 0.1 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Miyake, Susumu Takahashi, Hiromu Watanbe, Naohiko Abe, Ryoma Tsukuda, Kenichi Amitani, Koji Taniguchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10612127
    Abstract: Provided is a sputtering target having extremely low occurrence of arcing or nodules, and a method for manufacturing such a sputtering target. A flat plate-shaped or cylindrical target material (3, 13) is obtained by processing a material composed of an oxide sintered body. In doing so, a grindstone having a specified grade is used to perform rough grinding of a surface of the material that will become a sputtering surface (5, 15) one or more times in accordance to the grade of the grindstone, after which zero grinding is performed one or more times so that the surface roughness of the sputtering surface (5, 15) has an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of 0.9 ?m or more, a maximum height Rz of 10.0 ?m or less, and RzJIS roughness of 7.0 ?m or less. A sputtering target (1, 11) is obtained by bonding the obtained target material (3, 13) to a backing body (2, 12) by way of a bonding layer (4, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ozawa, Isao Ando
  • Patent number: 10576458
    Abstract: Provided is a new catalyst structure for exhaust gas treatment including an upper catalyst layer and a lower catalyst layer, in which the catalyst structure can sufficiently exhibit functions as a three way catalyst while maintaining gas diffusibility. Proposed is a catalyst structure including a substrate, an upper catalyst layer, and a lower catalyst layer, the catalyst structure having a first peak or a second peak at a pore volume diameter of 10 nm to 50 nm and a pore volume diameter of 50 nm to 100 nm, respectively, in the logarithmic differential pore volume distribution analyzed by a mercury intrusion porosimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Imada, Yunosuke Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20200053885
    Abstract: There is provided a copper foil provided with a carrier exhibiting a high peeling resistance against the developer in the photoresist developing process and achieving high stability of mechanical peel strength of the carrier. The copper foil provided with a carrier comprises a carrier; an interlayer disposed on the carrier, the interlayer having a first surface adjacent to the carrier and containing 1.0 atom % or more of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Cr, Mo, Mn, W and Ni and a second surface remote from the carrier and containing 30 atom % or more of Cu; a release layer disposed on the interlayer; and an extremely-thin copper layer disposed on the release layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori MATSUURA