Patents by Inventor Fumiaki Bando

Fumiaki Bando 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).

  • Publication number: 20220380501
    Abstract: An acrylic rubber includes 20 to 35% by weight of ethyl methacrylate units (a), 0 to 20% by weight of ethyl acrylate units (b), 50 to 75% by weight of n-butyl acrylate units (c), and 0.5 to 4% by weight of carboxyl group-containing monomer units (d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiaki BANDO
  • Publication number: 20220315684
    Abstract: An acrylic rubber composition includes an acrylic rubber and a specific antioxidant, wherein the acrylic rubber includes 15 to 55% by weight of methacrylic acid alkyl ester monomer units (a), 44.5 to 84.5% by weight of acrylic acid ester monomer units (b), and 0.5 to 4% by weight of carboxyl group-containing monomer units (c), and the content of the antioxidant is 0.1 to 5 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the acrylic rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiaki BANDO
  • Publication number: 20220181631
    Abstract: A binder composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery electrode contains a polymer A. The polymer A includes a nitrile group-containing monomer unit in a proportion of not less than 80.0 mass % and not more than 99.9 mass %, has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of not less than 700,000 and not more than 2,000,000, and has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of less than 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya MURASE, Junichi ASANO, Fumiaki BANDO
  • Patent number: 11181909
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a communication unit configured to receive synthetic images which show a surrounding area of a vehicle as seen from virtual viewpoints and each of which is generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively; a display unit configured to display the synthetic images; an operation unit configured for controlling the vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle, based on operations on the operation unit; and a sensor unit configured to detect impacts. The control signals are transmitted to the vehicle via the communication unit, and when the sensor unit detects an impact, a control signal for stopping is transmitted to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Minoru Maehata, Miki Hitotsuya
  • Patent number: 11092960
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a display unit; an operation unit configured for controlling a vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle, based on operations on the operation unit; a communication unit configured to perform communication with the vehicle and another remote vehicle control device; and an authority managing unit that manages a control authority for the vehicle. Synthetic images showing a surrounding area of the vehicle as seen from a virtual viewpoint each are generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively, and the display unit displays the synthetic images. The communication unit transmits the control signals to the vehicle. The authority managing unit performs transfer of the control authority for the vehicle in cooperation with the another remote vehicle control device via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Minoru Maehata, Miki Hitotsuya
  • Publication number: 20210009735
    Abstract: An acrylic rubber containing acrylate monomer units, methacrylate monomer units, and crosslinkable monomer units, wherein a glass transition temperature is ?20° C. or less, a change ratio in volume after a crosslinked rubber of the acrylic rubber is immersed in IRM903 oil at 150±2° C. for 72 hours is 0 to 100%, and a change ratio in weight after a crosslinked rubber of the acrylic rubber is immersed in hot water at 150±2° C. for 96 hours and dried is ?5.0 to 0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki BANDO, Susumu SATO
  • Patent number: 10689336
    Abstract: The present invention involves a radical polymerization initiator comprising an organotellurium compound represented by a formula (1), wherein R1 represents an alkyl group or the like, each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like, and each of R4, R5, and R6 independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like. The present invention provides: a radical polymerization initiator that is useful for producing a polymer that includes a double bond at the molecular terminal; and a method for producing a polymer that utilizes the radical polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: ZEON CORPORATION, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Shigeru Yamago
  • Publication number: 20190292146
    Abstract: The present invention involves a radical polymerization initiator comprising an organotellurium compound represented by a formula (1), wherein R1 represents an alkyl group or the like, each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like, and each of R4, R5, and R6 independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like. The present invention provides: a radical polymerization initiator that is useful for producing a polymer that includes a double bond at the molecular terminal; and a method for producing a polymer that utilizes the radical polymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Shigeru Yamago
  • Publication number: 20190286118
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a display unit; an operation unit configured for operating a vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle on the basis of operations on the operation unit; and a communication unit configured to perform communication with the vehicle. The display unit displays synthetic images, each of which shows a surrounding area of the vehicle as seen from a virtual viewpoint, and includes the surrounding area of the remote vehicle control device, and is generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively, and the communication unit transmits the control signals to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki BANDO, Minoru MAEHATA, Miki HITOTSUYA
  • Publication number: 20190286123
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a display unit; an operation unit configured for operating a vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle on the basis of operations on the operation unit; and a communication unit configured to perform communication with the vehicle. In-vehicle perspective images which are based on viewpoint positions which are predetermined positions inside the vehicle and sight line directions which are the directions to the outside of the vehicle as seen from the viewpoint positions and include transparent images as images of the vehicle are generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural individual on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, the display unit displays the in-vehicle perspective images, and the communication unit transmits the control signals to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki BANDO, Minoru MAEHATA, Miki HITOTSUYA
  • Publication number: 20190286121
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a display unit; an operation unit configured for controlling a vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle, based on operations on the operation unit; a communication unit configured to perform communication with the vehicle and another remote vehicle control device; and an authority managing unit that manages a control authority for the vehicle. Synthetic images showing a surrounding area of the vehicle as seen from a virtual viewpoint each are generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively, and the display unit displays the synthetic images. The communication unit transmits the control signals to the vehicle. The authority managing unit performs transfer of the control authority for the vehicle in cooperation with the another remote vehicle control device via the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki BANDO, Minoru MAEHATA, Miki HITOTSUYA
  • Patent number: 10400060
    Abstract: A cyclopentene ring-opening polymer having, at a polymer chain end, a structure where a polymer chain and a group containing an alkoxysilyl group are bonded through —NH— and having a weight average molecular weight of 100,000 to 1,000,000, wherein the structure is a structure represented by the following general formula (1): pCP—Y1-NH—Y2-Si(OR1)a(R2)3-a??(1) where, in the general formula (1), pCP represents a cyclopentene ring-opening polymer chain, Y1 represents a bivalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, each of R1 and R2 represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Y2 represents a bivalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms in which —NH— may be interposed, and “a” is an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Tsunogae, Fumiaki Bando
  • Publication number: 20190258247
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control device includes: a communication unit configured to receive synthetic images which show a surrounding area of a vehicle as seen from virtual viewpoints and each of which is generated on the basis of plural images acquired by plural on-board cameras mounted on the vehicle, respectively; a display unit configured to display the synthetic images; an operation unit configured for controlling the vehicle; a signal generating unit configured to generate control signals for the vehicle, based on operations on the operation unit; and a sensor unit configured to detect impacts. The control signals are transmitted to the vehicle via the communication unit, and when the sensor unit detects an impact, a control signal for stopping is transmitted to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Fumiaki BANDO, Minoru MAEHATA, Miki HITOTSUYA
  • Patent number: 10351650
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a conjugated diene random copolymer comprising polymerizing at least a conjugated diene monomer using a living radical polymerization method to produce a conjugated diene polymer that comprises a halogen atom at a terminal of a polymer chain, a living radical polymerization reaction being initiated using a copper salt, a multidentate ligand that comprises a nitrogen atom having an sp2 hybridized orbital as a coordinating atom, and an organic halide, to produce the conjugated diene polymer having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1,000 to 1,000,000 and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of less than 2.0. The present invention provides a method for efficiently and inexpensively producing a conjugated diene polymer that includes a halogen atom at the terminal of the polymer chain, and has the desired molecular weight and a narrow molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiaki Bando
  • Publication number: 20190144587
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a conjugated diene random copolymer comprising polymerizing at least a conjugated diene monomer using a living radical polymerization method to produce a conjugated diene polymer that comprises a halogen atom at a terminal of a polymer chain, a living radical polymerization reaction being initiated using a copper salt, a multidentate ligand that comprises a nitrogen atom having an sp2 hybridized orbital as a coordinating atom, and an organic halide, to produce the conjugated diene polymer having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1,000 to 1,000,000 and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of less than 2.0. The present invention provides a method for efficiently and inexpensively producing a conjugated diene polymer that includes a halogen atom at the terminal of the polymer chain, and has the desired molecular weight and a narrow molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiaki Bando
  • Publication number: 20190092890
    Abstract: The invention is a method for producing a copolymer having a repeating unit derived from a conjugated diene-based monomer and using a radical polymerization initiator and a radical generator, wherein the radical polymerization initiator is a compound represented by specific formula (1), and a method for producing a latex in which a copolymer particle is dispersed in water, wherein the copolymer having the repeating unit derived from the conjugated diene-based monomer is synthesized by the method for producing the copolymer. Aspects of the invention provide a method for producing a copolymer in which by-products by Diels-Alder reaction are not readily generated in a copolymerization reaction between a conjugated diene-based monomer and a radically polymerizable monomer other than conjugated diene-based monomers, and a method for producing a latex using this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiaki BANDO
  • Patent number: 10146227
    Abstract: An in-vehicle driving assistance apparatus includes an automatic garage leaving control unit that performs automatic garage leaving cooperation control in which the automatic garage leaving control unit cooperates with a shutter control apparatus to cause a vehicle to automatically leave the garage. The automatic garage leaving control unit acquires vehicle surrounding information on presence or absence of abnormality around the vehicle when the automatic garage leaving control unit accepts an automatic garage leaving request signal, transmits an open request signal requesting to open a shutter to the shutter control apparatus when the automatic garage leaving control unit determines based on the vehicle surrounding information that a space around the vehicle is safe, and suspends the automatic garage leaving cooperation control when the automatic garage leaving control unit determines that abnormality is present around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Tanaka, Kohichi Tomiyama, Fumiaki Bando, Yusuke Iguchi, Shuhei Shibata, Hironori Ichioka, Kenta Nose
  • Publication number: 20170313802
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a conjugated diene polymer comprising polymerizing at least a conjugated diene monomer using a living radical polymerization method to produce a conjugated diene polymer that comprises a halogen atom at a terminal of a polymer chain, a living radical polymerization reaction being initiated using a copper salt, a multidentate ligand that comprises a nitrogen atom having an sp2 hybridized orbital as a coordinating atom, and an organic halide, to produce the conjugated diene polymer having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1,000 to 1,000,000 and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of less than 2.0. The present invention provides a method for efficiently and inexpensively producing a conjugated diene polymer that includes a halogen atom at the terminal of the polymer chain, and has the desired molecular weight and a narrow molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki Bando
  • Patent number: 9745394
    Abstract: Conjugated diene polymer comprising at least a conjugated diene monomer unit, the conjugated diene polymer has a number-average molecular weight (Mn) in terms of polystyrene of 1,000 to 1,000,000, a ratio (Mw/Mn) of a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to the number-average molecular weight (Mn) of lower than 2.0 and the polymer bears a halogen atom at a terminal of the polymer chain. Method for producing the conjugated diene polymer comprises subjecting a monomer containing at least a conjugated diene to living radical polymerization using a polymerization initiator comprising a halogenocyclopentadienyl triorganophosphine ?2-olefin ruthenium complex represented by formula (6) (and an organic halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: ZEON CORPORATION, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fumiaki Bando, Shingo Okuno, Shigetaka Hayano, Mitsuo Sawamoto, Makoto Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20170129990
    Abstract: A cyclopentene ring-opening polymer having, at a polymer chain end, a structure where a polymer chain and a group containing an alkoxysilyl group are bonded through —NH— and having a weight average molecular weight of 100,000 to 1,000,000, wherein the structure is a structure represented by the following general formula (1): pCP—Y1-NH—Y2-Si(OR1)a(R2)3-a (1) where, in the general formula (1), pCP represents a cyclopentene ring-opening polymer chain, Y1 represents a bivalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, each of R1 and R2 represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Y2 represents a bivalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms in which —NH— may be interposed, and “a” is an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo TSUNOGAE, Fumiaki BANDO