Patents by Inventor Makoto Babazono

Makoto Babazono 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: 10868336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolytic solution for a lithium secondary battery or a lithium ion capacitor, wherein the non-aqueous electrolytic solution includes a lithium salt as dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent in a concentration of 0.8 to 1.5 M (mol/L), the non-aqueous solvent includes, in relation to the whole of the non-aqueous solvent, 5 to 25% by volume of ethylene carbonate, 5 to 25% by volume of propylene carbonate, 20 to 30% by volume of dimethyl carbonate, 20 to 40% by volume of methyl ethyl carbonate, and 10 to 20% by volume of a fluorinated chain ester; the total content of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate in the non-aqueous solvent is 20 to 30% by volume, the total content of dimethyl carbonate and the fluorinated chain ester in the non-aqueous solvent is 30 to 40% by volume; and the flash point of the non-aqueous electrolytic solution is 20° C. or higher, and the present invention also provides an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Abe, Makoto Babazono, Masahide Kondo, Hiroshi Yanagi, Kei Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10535867
    Abstract: The present teaching provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided with a non-aqueous electrolyte solution having a composition able to achieve high battery performance even in an extremely low temperature region (for example, ?30° C. or lower). The non-aqueous electrolyte solution disclosed herein contains, as non-aqueous solvents, ethylene carbonate (EC), propylene carbonate (PC), dimethyl carbonate (DMC), ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) and ethyl propionate (EP), and when the total volume of the non-aqueous solvents is 100 vol. %, the content of EC is 20 to 30 vol. %, the content of PC is 5 to 10 vol. %, the content of EP is 5 to 10 vol. %, and the content of DMC+EMC is 50 to 70 vol. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Ishii, Ryosuke Ohsawa, Koji Abe, Kei Shimamoto, Makoto Babazono
  • Publication number: 20180277900
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolytic solution for a lithium secondary battery or a lithium ion capacitor, wherein the non-aqueous electrolytic solution includes a lithium salt as dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent in a concentration of 0.8 to 1.5 M (mol/L), the non-aqueous solvent includes, in relation to the whole of the non-aqueous solvent, 5 to 25% by volume of ethylene carbonate, 5 to 25% by volume of propylene carbonate, 20 to 30% by volume of dimethyl carbonate, 20 to 40% by volume of methyl ethyl carbonate, and 10 to 20% by volume of a fluorinated chain ester; the total content of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate in the non-aqueous solvent is 20 to 30% by volume, the total content of dimethyl carbonate and the fluorinated chain ester in the non-aqueous solvent is 30 to 40% by volume; and the flash point of the non-aqueous electrolytic solution is 20° C. or higher, and the present invention also provides an energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji ABE, Makoto BABAZONO, Masahide KONDO, Hiroshi YANAGI, Kei SHIMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180205071
    Abstract: The present teaching provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided with a non-aqueous electrolyte solution having a composition able to achieve high battery performance even in an extremely low temperature region (for example, ?30° C. or lower). The non-aqueous electrolyte solution disclosed herein contains, as non-aqueous solvents, ethylene carbonate (EC), propylene carbonate (PC), dimethyl carbonate (DMC), ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) and ethyl propionate (EP), and when the total volume of the non-aqueous solvents is 100 vol. %, the content of EC is 20 to 30 vol. %, the content of PC is 5 to 10 vol. %, the content of EP is 5 to 10 vol. %, and the content of DMC+EMC is 50 to 70 vol. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kenta Ishii, Ryosuke Ohsawa, Koji Abe, Kei Shimamoto, Makoto Babazono
  • Patent number: 8980421
    Abstract: A porous polyimide film having a three-layer structure that comprises two surface layers (a) and (b) and a macrovoid layer sandwiched between the surfaces layers (a) and (b). The macrovoid layer has a partition wall bonding to the surface layers (a) and (b), and multiple macrovoids each surrounded by the partition wall and the surface layers (a) and (b) and having a mean pore size in the film plane direction of from 10 to 500 ?m. The partition wall of the macrovoid layer has a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m and has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 50 ?m. The surface layers (a) and (b) each have a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m, at least one of the surface layers has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from more than 5 ?m to 200 ?m, and the other surface layer has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shyusei Ohya, Hiroshi Shimazaki, Makoto Babazono, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Dai Yokoyama, Yuuichi Fujii, Makoto Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20130045355
    Abstract: A porous polyimide film having a three-layer structure that comprises two surface layers (a) and (b) and a macrovoid layer sandwiched between the surfaces layers (a) and (b). The macrovoid layer has a partition wall bonding to the surface layers (a) and (b), and multiple macrovoids each surrounded by the partition wall and the surface layers (a) and (b) and having a mean pore size in the film plane direction of from 10 to 500 ?m. The partition wall of the macrovoid layer has a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m and has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 50 ?m. The surface layers (a) and (b) each have a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m, at least one of the surface layers has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from more than 5 ?m to 200 ?m, and the other surface layer has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Shyusei Ohya, Hiroshi Shimazaki, Makoto Babazono, Yoshiakia Watanabe, Dai Yokoyama, Yuuichi Fujii, Makoto Matsuo