Patents by Inventor Kohei Mase

Kohei Mase 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: 11118014
    Abstract: A polymer compound includes a first chain structure constituted by a polyamideimide and a second chain structure constituted by a vinyl polymer and bonded to terminals of the first chain structures and connecting the first chain structures together. The vinyl polymer constituting the second chain structure is a random copolymer including a bond-constituting unit having a side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure, and a non-bond-constituting unit having no side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Sugiyama, Takeshi Kondo, Takahiro Sugioka, Kohei Mase, Keigo Oyaizu
  • Patent number: 11011781
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains a metal salt, and an organic solvent having a heteroatom and satisfies Is>Io, when an intensity of an original peak of the solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is. For the negative electrode, (1) a graphite whose G/D ratio of G-band and D-band peaks in a Raman spectrum is not lower than 3.5; (2) a carbon material whose crystallite size, calculated from a half width of a peak appearing at 2?=20 degrees to 30 degrees in a X-ray diffraction profile is not larger than 20 nm; (3) silicon element and/or tin element; (4) a metal oxide configured to occlude and release lithium ions; or (5) a graphite whose ratio (long axis/short axis) is 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Atsuo Yamada, Yuki Yamada, Yoshihiro Nakagaki, Tomoyuki Kawai, Yuki Hasegawa, Kohei Mase, Nobuhiro Goda
  • Patent number: 10686223
    Abstract: To provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that suppresses elution of Al from a positive electrode current collector formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and is superior in thermal characteristics and input-output characteristics. Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The positive electrode has a positive electrode current collector formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The electrolytic solution contains a metal salt and an organic solvent having a heteroelement. Regarding an intensity of a peak derived from the organic solvent in a vibrational spectroscopy spectrum of the electrolytic solution, Is>Io is satisfied when an intensity of an original peak of the organic solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo Yamada, Yuki Yamada, Kohei Mase, Tomoyuki Kawai, Yoshihiro Nakagaki, Yuki Hasegawa, Nobuhiro Goda
  • Patent number: 10497980
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution containing a heteroelement-containing organic solvent at a mole ratio of 3-5 relative to a metal salt, the heteroelement-containing organic solvent containing a specific organic solvent having a relative permittivity of not greater than 10 and/or a dipole moment of not greater than 5D, the metal salt being a metal salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose anion has a chemical structure represented by general formula (1) below: (R1X1)(R2SO2)N??general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawai, Yoshihiro Nakagaki, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yuki Hasegawa, Kohei Mase, Hitoshi Aikiyo, Toshiya Arakawa, Atsuo Yamada, Yuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190315924
    Abstract: A polymer compound includes a first chain structure constituted by a polyamideimide and a second chain structure constituted by a vinyl polymer and bonded to terminals of the first chain structures and connecting the first chain structures together. The vinyl polymer constituting the second chain structure is a random copolymer including a bond-constituting unit having a side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure, and a non-bond-constituting unit having no side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke SUGIYAMA, Takeshi KONDO, Takahiro SUGIOKA, Kohei MASE, Keigo OYAIZU
  • Patent number: 10347944
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution containing a heteroelement-containing organic solvent at a mole ratio of 3-5 relative to a metal salt, the heteroelement-containing organic solvent containing a specific organic solvent having a relative permittivity of not greater than 10 and/or a dipole moment of not greater than 5D, the metal salt being a metal salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose anion has a chemical structure represented by general formula (1) below: (R1X1)(R2SO2)N??general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawai, Yoshihiro Nakagaki, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yuki Hasegawa, Kohei Mase, Hitoshi Aikiyo, Toshiya Arakawa, Atsuo Yamada, Yuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180277852
    Abstract: An object is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that has an SEI coating with a special structure and has excellent battery characteristics. As an electrolytic solution of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrolytic solution containing: a salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum; and an organic solvent having a heteroelement is used, wherein, Is>Io is satisfied, and an S,O-containing coating having an S?O structure is formed on the surface of a positive electrode and/or a negative electrode. Alternatively, the above described electrolytic solution is used, and, as a binding agent for negative electrodes, a binding agent formed of a polymer having a hydrophilic group is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Kohei MASE, Yuki HASEGAWA, Manabu MIYOSHI, Nobuhiro GODA, Hiroyuki SASAKI, Takefumi FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170352920
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution containing a heteroelement-containing organic solvent at a mole ratio of 3-5 relative to a metal salt, the heteroelement-containing organic solvent containing a specific organic solvent having a relative permittivity of not greater than 10 and/or a dipole moment of not greater than 5D, the metal salt being a metal salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose anion has a chemical structure represented by general formula (1) below: (R1X1)(R2SO2)N??general formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Hiroyuki SASAKI, Yuki HASEGAWA, Kohei MASE, Hitoshi AIKIYO, Toshiya ARAKAWA, Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20160240858
    Abstract: An object is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that has an SEI coating with a special structure and has excellent battery characteristics. As an electrolytic solution of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrolytic solution containing: a salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum and whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum; and an organic solvent having a heteroelement is used, wherein, Is>Io is satisfied, and an S,O-containing coating having an S?O structure is formed on the surface of a positive electrode and/or a negative electrode. Alternatively, the above described electrolytic solution is used, and, as a binding agent for negative electrodes, a binding agent formed of a polymer having a hydrophilic group is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Kohei MASE, Yuki HASEGAWA, Manabu MIYOSHI, Nobuhiro GODA, Hiroyuki SASAKI, Takefumi FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160233548
    Abstract: To provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that suppresses elution of Al from a positive electrode current collector formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and is superior in thermal characteristics and input-output characteristics. Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The positive electrode has a positive electrode current collector formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The electrolytic solution contains a metal salt and an organic solvent having a heteroelement. Regarding an intensity of a peak derived from the organic solvent in a vibrational spectroscopy spectrum of the electrolytic solution, Is>Io is satisfied when an intensity of an original peak of the organic solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Kohei MASE, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Yuki HASEGAWA, Nobuhiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20160226100
    Abstract: To improve battery characteristics by an optimum combination of an electrolytic solution and a negative electrode active material. An electrolytic solution of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains a metal salt, and an organic solvent having a heteroatom and satisfying, regarding an intensity of a peak derived from the organic solvent in a vibrational spectroscopy spectrum, Is>Io, when an intensity of an original peak of the organic solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is. As a negative electrode, any of the following (1) to (5) is used: (1) a graphite whose G/D ratio, which is a ratio of G-band and D-band peaks in a Raman spectrum, is not lower than 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yuki HASEGAWA, Kohei MASE, Nobuhiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20160218390
    Abstract: A positive electrode of a nonaqueous secondary battery has a positive electrode active material including at least one selected from lithium metal complex oxides having a layered rock salt structure, lithium metal complex oxides having a spinel structure, and polyanion based materials. The electrolytic solution contains a metal salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum, and an organic solvent having a heteroelement. Regarding an intensity of a peak derived from the organic solvent in a vibrational spectroscopy spectrum of the electrolytic solution, when an intensity of an original peak of the organic solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is; Is>Io is satisfied. The nonaqueous secondary battery may have a usage maximum potential of the positive electrode of not lower than 4.5 V when Li/Li+ is used for reference potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Kohei MASE, Yuki HASEGAWA, Nobuhiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20160218394
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolytic solution in which a metal salt and a solvent exist in a new state. The electrolytic solution of the present invention is an electrolytic solution containing a salt whose cation is an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, or aluminum, and an organic solvent having a heteroelement. Regarding an intensity of a peak derived from the organic solvent in a vibrational spectroscopy spectrum of the electrolytic solution, Is>Io is satisfied when an intensity of an original peak of the organic solvent is represented as Io and an intensity of a peak resulting from shifting of the original peak is represented as Is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Atsuo YAMADA, Yuki YAMADA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yuki HASEGAWA, Yoshihiro NAKAGAKI, Kohei MASE, Manabu MIYOSHI, Junichi NIWA, Nobuhiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20130330607
    Abstract: In a lithium-ion secondary battery using a positive-electrode active material that includes a lithium-manganese-based oxide which includes a lithium (Li) element and a tetravalent manganese (Mn) element and whose crystal structure belongs to a layered rock-salt structure, adding a compound being selected from the group consisting of Compounds (a) through (i) into the electrolytic solution leads to the following: degradations due to oxidation-reduction decompositions of the electrolytic solution, and so on, are inhibited; and not only the shelf or storage capacity and recovered capacity upgrade in the case of being stored at high temperatures, but also the rise of internal resistance is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kayo Mizuno, Keiichi Hayashi, Toshiki Inoue, Osamu Ohmori, Takayuki Hirose, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kohei Mase, Masaaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8211683
    Abstract: There is provided a process for industrial production of simple 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconic acid and/or 3-carboxymuconolactone from low molecular mixtures derived from plant components such as vanillin, vanillic acid and protocatechuic acid, via a multistage enzyme reaction. A recombinant plasmid containing a vanillate demethylase gene (vanAB genes), benzaldehyde dehydrogenase gene (ligV gene) and protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase gene (pcaHG genes); transformants incorporating the plasmid; and a process for production of 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconic acid and/or 3-carboxymuconolactone characterized by culturing the transformants in the presence of vanillin, vanillic acid, protocatechuic acid or a mixture of two or more thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki, National University Corporation, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nagoya University of Technology, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
    Inventors: Kohei Mase, Toshihisa Shimo, Naoki Ohara, Yoshihiro Katayama, Kiyotaka Shigehara, Eiji Masai, Masao Fukuda, Seiji Ohara, Masaya Nakamura, Yuichiro Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20110319640
    Abstract: To provide an industrial purification method of PDC obtained by fermentative production. A method of purifying 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid which comprises including a salt of monovalent to tetravalent cations in a fermentation liquid containing microbially-produced 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid; and a method of purifying 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid which method comprises extracting 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid from a fermentation liquid containing microbially-produced 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid without forming 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kohei Mase, Toshihisa Shimo, Naoki Ohara, Yoshihiro Katayama, Kiyotaka Shigehara, Yusuke Yamamoto, Hitotoshi Murase
  • Publication number: 20110166301
    Abstract: The invention provides biodegradable polyesters, polyurethanes, comprising 3-carboxymuconolactone as a structural unit, 3-carboxymuconolactone esters and a process for their production. Polyesters comprising a repeating unit represented by the following formula (I): [wherein R represents a hydrocarbon-based divalent residue which, in the structure, optionally contains a heteroatom without an active hydrogen], polyurethanes comprising the polyester structure; 3-carboxymuconolactone esters; and a process for their production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takashima, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kohei Mase, Toshihisa Shimo, Tomokuni Abe, Kiyotaka Shigehara, Yoshihiro Katayama, Eiji Masai, Masaya Nakamura, Yuichiro Otsuka, Seiji Ohara
  • Publication number: 20110045135
    Abstract: Soy milk having a concentration of 10% to 15% is mixed with coagulant agent liquid that is obtained by dissolving a coagulant agent in warm water that is in an amount of 0.5 to 1.5 times a volume of the soy milk to obtain a curd. The coagulant agent coagulates protein contained in the soy milk. Thus obtained curd is dehydrated so that its water content to mass of the whole curd is within a range from 60% to 72% to obtain a processed soybean food of the present invention. In the present invention, the coagulant agent contains a compound selected from a group consisting of magnesium chloride and calcium chloride in a ratio of 0.2% to 0.5% of mass of the soy milk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: MASE TOFU MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Mase, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20100209978
    Abstract: Industrial-scale fermentative production of 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconic acid from terephthalic acid. Also, a protocatechuate 4,5-ring-cleaving enzyme gene-disrupted strain in which the gene coding for (a) the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or 3, or (b) the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or 3 which has a deletion, substitution, addition and/or insertion of one or more amino acids and exhibits protocatechuate 4,5-ring cleavage activity, present in the chromosomal DNA of microbial cells, has been disrupted; recombinant plasmids comprising the Tph gene and protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase gene; transformants obtained by introducing the recombinant plasmids into the disrupted strain; and a process for production of 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconic acid and/or 3-carboxymuconolactone characterized by culturing the transformants in the presence of terephthalic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Toshihisa Shimo, Kohei Mase, Yoshihiro Katayama, Eiji Masai, Masao Fukuda, Kiyotaka Shigehara, Seiji Ohara, Masaya Nakamura, Yuichiro Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20100204356
    Abstract: A high-elasticity biodegradable polymer comprising PDC, which has excellent solubility in solvents and reactants, in their repeating unit structures is provided in an inexpensive manner. A polymer comprising a repeating unit represented by the following formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a divalent hydrocarbon residue with no active hydrogens in its structure and optionally containing a heteroatom; X represents O or NH; x represents an integer of at least 1; and m and n represent 0 or 1; and a process for their production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamamoto, Osamu Ohmori, Hitotoshi Murase, Hiroaki Takashima, Kohei Mase, Tomokuni Abe, Toshihisa Shimo