Patents by Inventor Makoto Kubo

Makoto Kubo 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: 20240153268
    Abstract: The participant terminal 80 includes imaging means 81 for shooting video of the participant who uses the participant terminal 80, frequency measurement means 82 for measuring the number of nods of the participant from the shot video, and action information transmission means 83 for transmitting action information that information of the participant is associated with the number of nods to the server 70. The server 70 includes transmission means 71 for transmitting the action information to the speaker terminal 90. The speaker terminal 90 includes participant output means 91 for outputting the information of the participant in order according to the number of nods included in the action information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko FUJISAKI, Atsushi KUBO, Masataka SUGIMOTO, Makoto KIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11916204
    Abstract: (A) An electrolyte solution containing lithium bis(oxalato)borate and vinylene carbonate is injected into a lithium-ion battery. (B) Initial charging is performed. (C) Aging is performed. During the aging, lithium bis(oxalato)borate and vinylene carbonate contained in the electrolyte solution are degraded. After the aging, in the electrolyte solution, a mass fraction of lithium bis(oxalato)borate is less than 0.10% and a mass fraction of vinylene carbonate is less than 0.10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PRIME PLANET ENERGY & SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Kubo, Kazunori Donoue, Shinya Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20230290669
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a process container. A holder is disposed in the process container, and is arranged to hold a substrate including a first surface and a second surface on an opposite side to the first surface. The holder includes a mask portion that covers a first area of the first surface and exposes a second area different from the first area. The mask portion includes a first layer in contact with the first surface of the substrate and a second layer spaced further from the substrate than the first layer. The first layer is recessed further than the second layer in a direction toward the first area in an edge portion of the mask portion that partitions the first area and the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kubo, Masaharu Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11757130
    Abstract: An additive for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution that can exhibit high-temperature cycle properties at 50° C. or more and low-temperature output properties at ?20° C. or less in a well-balanced manner for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery. The additive for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution is represented by formula [1], wherein Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, Mp+ and p are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Susumu Iwasaki, Keita Nakahara, Makoto Kubo, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20230268163
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container. A holder is in the container and holds a substrate. A gas-introducer is on a side of a first-face of the substrate and introduces a process gas into the container. A first gas supply plate is between the substrate and the gas introducing part and has first-holes allowing the process gas to pass. A first-electrode is between the substrate and the first gas supply plate and has second-holes supplying the process gas to the first-face of the substrate. A second-electrode is provided on a side of a second-face of the substrate and applies an electric field to the process gas between the first and second-electrodes. Partitions are provided between the first-electrode and the first gas supply plate, extend substantially linearly in a first direction substantially parallel to the first-face, and divide a space between the first-electrode and the first gas supply plate into regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto KUBO
  • Patent number: 11652238
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery capable of exhibiting excellent high-temperature cycle characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics at high temperature of 60° C. or above, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery using the same. The electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery of the present invention comprises at least: a non-aqueous solvent; a solute; at least one first compound represented by the following general formula (1); and at least one second compound represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Central Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Kenta Yamamoto, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20230039685
    Abstract: This nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a carboxylic acid ester and lithium bisoxalato borate. The concentration of the carboxylic acid ester is not less than 0.01% by volume but less than 10% by volume relative to the volume of the nonaqueous solvent. In addition, the concentration of the lithium bisoxalato borate is not less than 0.01 M but less than 0.2 M.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kubo, Kazunori Donoue, Shinya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11502335
    Abstract: Provided are an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery using a positive electrode including nickel, where the battery generates a small amount of gas during a durability test even if the cell potential reaches 4.1 V or more, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery using the electrolyte. In the electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode including at least one selected from the group consisting of oxides containing nickel and phosphates containing nickel as a positive electrode active material, the electrolyte comprises (I) a non-aqueous organic solvent, (II) a fluorine-containing solute being an ionic salt, (III) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by formulae (1) and (2), and (IV) hydrogen fluoride in an amount of 5 mass ppm or more and less than 200 mass ppm based on the total amount of the components (I), (II), and (III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikihiro Takahashi, Takayoshi Morinaka, Wataru Kawabata, Makoto Kubo, Katsumasa Mori
  • Patent number: 11424486
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, which can provide, when used in a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, in a good balance, an effect to suppress an increase in an internal resistance at a low temperature and an effect to suppress an increase in an amount of gas generated at a high temperature, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing such an % electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent and at least a hexafluorophosphate and/or tetrafluoroborate as a solute, and further comprises at least one imide anion-containing salt represented by the following general formula [1] but does not contain a silane compound represented by the following general formula [2] or an ionic complex represented by, for example, the following general formula [3].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Masutaka Shinmen, Hiroki Matsuzaki, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220123379
    Abstract: (A) An electrolyte solution containing lithium bis(oxalato)borate and vinylene carbonate is injected into a lithium-ion battery. (B) Initial charging is performed. (C) Aging is performed. During the aging, lithium bis(oxalato)borate and vinylene carbonate contained in the electrolyte solution are degraded. After the aging, in the electrolyte solution, a mass fraction of lithium bis(oxalato)borate is less than 0.10% and a mass fraction of vinylene carbonate is less than 0.10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto KUBO, Kazunori DONOUE, Shinya MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11302964
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention includes: (I) at least one kind of silane compound represented by the following general formula (1); (II) at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a cyclic sulfonic acid compound and a cyclic sulfuric ester compound; (III) a nonaqueous organic solvent; and (IV) a solute. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery with this electrolytic solution achieves a good balance between improvement of high-temperature storage characteristics under high-temperature conditions of 70° C. or higher and reduction of gas generation during high-temperature storage. Si(R1)x(R2)4-x??(1) In the general formula (1), R1 is each independently a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond-containing group; R2 is each independently selected from a fluorine group and a C1-C10 linear or C3-C10 branched alkyl group which may have a fluorine atom and/or an oxygen atom; and x is an integer of 2 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Kawabata, Mikihiro Takahashi, Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo
  • Patent number: 11171361
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery capable of an exerting high average discharge voltage and an excellent low-temperature output characteristic at ?30° C. or lower and an excellent cycle characteristic and an excellent storage characteristic at high temperatures of 50° C. or higher, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing the same. The present electrolyte solution comprises a non-aqueous solvent, a solute, at least one silane compound represented by the following general formula (1) as a first compound, and a fluorine-containing compound represented by the following general formula (3), for example, as a second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kubo, Takayoshi Morinaka, Mikihiro Takahashi, Masutaka Shinmen, Wataru Kawabata, Hiroki Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11145904
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery capable of an exerting high average discharge voltage and an excellent low-temperature output characteristic at ?30° C. or lower and an excellent cycle characteristic and an excellent storage characteristic at high temperatures of 50° C. or higher, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing the same. The present electrolyte solution comprises anon-aqueous solvent, a solute, at least one silane compound represented by the following general formula (1) as a first compound, and a fluorine-containing compound represented by the following general formula (3), for example, as a second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kubo, Takayoshi Morinaka, Mikihiro Takahashi, Masutaka Shinmen, Wataru Kawabata, Hiroki Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20210028493
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, which can provide, when used in a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, in a good balance, an effect to suppress an increase in an internal resistance at a low temperature and an effect to suppress an increase in an amount of gas generated at a high temperature, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing such an % electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent and at least a hexafluorophosphate and/or tetrafluoroborate as a solute, and further comprises at least one imide anion-containing salt represented by the following general formula [1] but does not contain a silane compound represented by the following general formula [2] or an ionic complex represented by, for example, the following general formula [3].
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi MORINAKA, Makoto KUBO, Wataru KAWABATA, Masutaka SHINMEN, Hiroki MATSUZAKI, Mikihiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210028491
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery capable of exhibiting excellent high-temperature cycle characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics at high temperature of 60° C. or above, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery using the same. The electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery of the present invention comprises at least: a non-aqueous solvent; a solute; at least one first compound represented by the following general formula (1); and at least one second compound represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takayoshi MORINAKA, Makoto KUBO, Wataru KAWABATA, Kenta YAMAMOTO, Mikihiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210020992
    Abstract: An electrolytic solution for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention includes: (I) at least one kind of silane compound represented by the following general formula (1); (II) at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a cyclic sulfonic acid compound and a cyclic sulfuric ester compound; (III) a nonaqueous organic solvent; and (IV) a solute. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery with this electrolytic solution achieves a good balance between improvement of high-temperature storage characteristics under high-temperature conditions of 70° C. or higher and reduction of gas generation during high-temperature storage. Si(R1)x(R2)4-x ??(1) In the general formula (1), R1 is each independently a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond-containing group; R2 is each independently selected from a fluorine group and a C1-C10 linear or C3-C10 branched alkyl group which may have a fluorine atom and/or an oxygen atom; and x is an integer of 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Wataru KAWABATA, Mikihiro TAKAHASHI, Takayoshi MORINAKA, Makoto KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200388878
    Abstract: Provided are an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery using a positive electrode including nickel, where the battery generates a small amount of gas during a durability test even if the cell potential reaches 4.1 V or more, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery using the electrolyte. In the electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode including at least one selected from the group consisting of oxides containing nickel and phosphates containing nickel as a positive electrode active material, the electrolyte comprises (I) a non-aqueous organic solvent, (II) a fluorine-containing solute being an ionic salt, (III) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by formulae (1) and (2), and (IV) hydrogen fluoride in an amount of 5 mass ppm or more and less than 200 mass ppm based on the total amount of the components (I), (II), and (III).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikihiro TAKAHASHI, Takayoshi MORINAKA, Wataru KAWABATA, Makoto KUBO, Katsumasa MORI
  • Patent number: 10847838
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery capable of exhibiting excellent high-temperature cycle characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics at high temperature of 60° C. or above, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery using the same. The electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery of the present invention comprises at least: a non-aqueous solvent; a solute; at least one first compound represented by the following general formula (1); and at least one second compound represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Central Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Kenta Yamamoto, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10840554
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, which can provide, when used in a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, in a good balance, an effect to suppress an increase in an internal resistance at a low temperature and an effect to suppress an increase in an amount of gas generated at a high temperature, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte battery containing such an electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent and at least a hexafluorophosphate and/or tetrafluoroborate as a solute, and further comprises at least one imide anion-containing salt represented by the following general formula [1] but does not contain a silane compound represented by the following general formula [2] or an ionic complex represented by, for example, the following general formula [3].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Morinaka, Makoto Kubo, Wataru Kawabata, Masutaka Shinmen, Hiroki Matsuzaki, Mikihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200335823
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention includes the following components: (I) a nonaqueous organic solvent; (II) an ionic salt as a solute; (III) at least one kind of additive selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the general formula (1); and (IV) an additive having a specific structure. Si(R1)a(R2)4-a??(1) The combined use of the components (III) and (IV) provides the effects of reducing the elution of Ni from the Ni-rich positive electrode into the electrolyte solution, without impairing the capacity retention rate of the battery after cycles, and improving the high-temperature storage stability of the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Mikihiro TAKAHASHI, Takayoshi MORINAKA, Masutaka SHINMEN, Wataru KAWABATA, Makoto KUBO, Katsumasa MORI, Ryota ESAKI, Takahiro TANIGAWA