Patents by Inventor Nobuo Ando

Nobuo Ando 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: 8098480
    Abstract: A lithium ion capacitor includes a positive electrode made of a material capable of reversibly carrying either one or both of a lithium ion and an anion, a negative electrode made of a material capable of reversibly carrying a lithium ion, and an electrolytic solution made of a non-protonic organic solvent electrolytic solution of a lithium salt. A negative electrode active material is non-graphitizable carbon having a ratio of number of hydrogen atoms to number of carbon atoms of zero or more and less than 0.05. The lithium ion is doped in advance to either one or both of the negative electrode and the positive electrode so that a negative electrode potential when a cell is discharged to a voltage one half a charging voltage of the cell is 0.15 V or less relative to a lithium ion potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Kenji Kojima, Shinichi Tasaki, Hiromoto Taguchi, Kohei Matsui, Atsuro Shirakami, Yukinori Hato
  • Patent number: 8071270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyhydric compound represented by the formula (I): wherein R51 to R67 each independently represent a hydrogen atom etc., at least one selected from the group consisting of R1 to R5 is a group represented by the formula (II): wherein Q1 and Q2 each independently represent a fluorine atom etc., U represents a C1-C20 divalent hydrocarbon group etc., and A+ represents an organic counter ion, and the others are hydrogen atoms or groups represented by the formula (III): wherein X1 to X4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom etc., n represents an integer of 0 to 3, W represents any one of the following groups: Z1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group etc., and ring Y represents a C3-C20 alicyclic hydrocarbon group, and a chemically amplified resist composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ichiki Takemoto, Nobuo Ando
  • Patent number: 8062830
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemically amplified resist composition comprising: a resin (A) which contains no fluorine atom and a structural unit (a1) having an acid-labile group in a side chain, a resin (B) which contains a structural unit (b2) having a fluorine-containing group in a side chain and at least one structural unit selected from the group consisting of a structural unit (b1) having an acid-labile group, a structural unit (b3) having a hydroxyl group and a structural unit (b4) having a lactone structure in a side chain, and an acid generator, wherein the content of the structural unit (b1) based on the total units of the resin (B) is less than 10 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yusuke Fuji, Junji Shigematsu, Takayuki Miyagawa, Nobuo Ando, Ichiki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 8057983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemically amplified resist composition comprising: a resin (A) which contains no fluorine atom and a structural unit (a1) having an acid-labile group in a side chain, a resin (B) which contains a structural unit (b2) having a fluorine-containing group in a side chain and at least one structural unit selected from the group consisting of a structural unit (b1) having an acid-labile group, a structural unit (b3) having a hydroxyl group and a structural unit (b4) having a lactone structure in a side chain, and an acid generator, wherein the amount of the resin (B) is 2 parts by weight or less per 100 parts by weight of the resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yusuke Fuji, Junji Shigematsu, Takayuki Miyagawa, Nobuo Ando, Ichiki Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20110256438
    Abstract: The invention has as its object the provision of a wound-type accumulator, by which arrangement of a lithium ion source is simplified, and the time required to inject an aprotic organic solvent electrolyte solution and the time required for predoping are shortened, and thus the assembly can be completed in a short period of time to achieve high productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: JM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Taguchi, Yuu Watanabe, Nobuo Ando, Naoshi Yasuda, Chisato Marumo
  • Publication number: 20110236827
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin obtained by reacting a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represents a C1-C6 alkyl group and R1, R2, R3, R4 and A1 are bonded to form a ring, A1 represents a C1-C20 saturated hydrocarbon group in which one or more —CH2— can be replaced by —O—, B1 and B2 each independently represent a C1-C6 alkylene group, L1 and L2 each independently represent a halogen atom, —O—CH?CH2, —O—CH?CH(CH3) or —O—SO2—R? in which R? represents a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C6-C20 aryl group, with a polyhydric phenol compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ichiki TAKEMOTO, Nobuo ANDO
  • Patent number: 8007936
    Abstract: An electric storage device 10 has a first electric storage component 29 and a second electric storage component 30. The first component 29 and the second component 30 are connected in parallel. A positive-electrode mixture layer 22 contains a lithium cobaltate to increase a capacity. A positive-electrode mixture layer 27 contains an activated carbon to increase an output. A current collector 16 having through holes 16a is provided between the layers 22 and 27. A positive electrode terminal 25 is connected to a positive-electrode current collector 21 of the first component 29 through an electricity supply path 24 provided with a resistor 23. By this configuration, the electric current flowing through the first electric storage component 29 can be restricted when the device is charged or discharged with high current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Kenji Kojima
  • Patent number: 8004823
    Abstract: A lithium ion capacitor includes a positive electrode made of a material capable of reversibly doping and dedoping lithium ions and/or anions; a negative electrode made of a material capable of reversibly doping and dedoping lithium ions; and an electrolytic solution made of an aprotonic organic solvent electrolyte solution of a lithium salt. When the negative electrode and/or positive electrode and a lithium ion supply source are electrochemically brought into contact, lithium ions are doped in a negative electrode and/or positive electrode. A positive electrode potential after the positive electrode and negative electrode are short-circuited is 2.0 V (vs. Li/Li+) or less. The positive electrode and/or negative electrode has a current collector made of a metal foil that has many holes that penetrate through both sides and have an average diameter of inscribed circles of the through-holes of 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromoto Taguchi, Nobuo Ando, Hideki Shibuya, Shinichi Tasaki, Risa Miyagawa, Yukinori Hato, Osamu Hatozaki
  • Publication number: 20110189618
    Abstract: A resist processing method comprises the steps of: (1) forming a first resist film by applying a first resist composition comprising: a resin (A) having an acid-labile group, being insoluble or poorly soluble in alkali aqueous solution, and being rendered soluble in alkali aqueous solution through the action of an acid, a photo acid generator (B), a cross-linking agent (C) and an acid amplifier (D) onto a substrate and drying; (2) prebaking the first resist film; (3) exposing to the first resist film; (4) post-exposure baking of the first resist film; (5) developing with a first alkali developer to obtain a first resist pattern; (6) hard-baking the first resist pattern, (7) obtaining a second resist film by applying a second resist composition onto the first resist pattern, and drying; (8) pre-baking the second resist film; (9) exposing the second resist film; (10) post-exposure baking the second resist film; and (11) developing with a second alkali developer to obtain a second resist pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hata, Nobuo Ando, Satoshi Yamamoto, Junji Shigematsu, Akira Kamabuchi
  • Publication number: 20110189610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoresist composition comprising a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represent a hydrogen atom etc., X1 to X8 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a group represented by the formula (II): wherein R11 and R12 independently represent a hydrogen atom etc., m represents an integer of 1 to 4, R13 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group etc., and ring Y1 represents a C3-C20 saturated hydrocarbon ring, and an acid generator represented by the formula (B1): wherein Q1 and Q2 independently represent a fluorine atom etc., Lb1 represents a C1-C17 saturated divalent hydrocarbon group in which one or more —CH2— can be replaced by —O— or —CO—, Y represents a C1-C18 aliphatic hydrocarbon group etc., and Z+ represents an organic cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuo ANDO, Ichiki TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110165513
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoresist composition comprising a resin which comprises a structural unit represented by the formula (I): wherein Q1 and Q2 independently represent a fluorine atom etc., U represents a C1-C20 divalent hydrocarbon group etc., X1 represents —O—CO— etc., and A+ represents an organic counter ion, and a compound represented by the formula (D?): wherein R51, R52, R53 and R54 independently represent a C1-C20 alkyl group etc., and A11 represents a C1-C36 saturated cyclic hydrocarbon group which may have one or more substituents and which may contain one or more heteroatoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Yuko YAMASHITA, Nobuo ANDO
  • Publication number: 20110165519
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin which generates an acid by irradiation and is a salt of an organic cation and an anionic polymer wherein the anionic polymer has no carbon-carbon unsaturated bond. The present invention further provides a chemically amplified resist composition comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuo ANDO, Ichiki TAKEMOTO, Isao YOSHIDA, Yukako HARADA
  • Patent number: 7932334
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin which generates an acid by irradiation and is a salt of an organic cation and an anionic polymer wherein the anionic polymer has no carbon-carbon unsaturated bond. The present invention further provides a chemically amplified resist composition comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Ichiki Takemoto, Isao Yoshida, Yukako Harada
  • Publication number: 20110041324
    Abstract: An electrical storage device having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a lithium electrode, and an electrolyte capable of transferring lithium ion, the lithium electrode is out of direct contact with the negative electrode, and lithium ion is supplied to the negative electrode by flowing a current between the lithium and negative electrode through an external circuit. A method of using the electrical storage device includes using the lithium electrode as a reference electrode, the positive electrode potential and negative electrode potential is measured, and the potential of the positive or negative electrode is controlled during charging or discharging. The potentials of the positive electrode and negative electrode are monitored to easily determine whether deterioration of the electrical storage device is caused by the positive or negative electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Shinichi Tasaki, Yukinori Hato, Chisato Marumo
  • Publication number: 20110014358
    Abstract: Mesoporous graphite is used as an active material of a negative electrode constituting a lithium ion secondary battery or a lithium ion capacitor. Specifically, the mesoporous graphite has a specific area within the range of 0.01 m2/g or more and 5 m2/g or less, and the total volume of mesopores within the range of 0.005 mL/g or more and 1.0 mL/g or less, wherein a volume of mesopores each having a pore diameter of 10 nm or more and 40 nm or less is 25% or more and 85% or less of the total volume of mesopores. By this structure, an output characteristic is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Kojima, Nobuo Ando
  • Publication number: 20100330431
    Abstract: An electrode laminate unit 12 of an electric storage device 10 is composed of positive electrodes 14 and negative electrodes 15, which are alternately laminated, and a lithium electrode 16 is arranged at the outermost part of the electrode laminate unit 12 so as to oppose to the negative electrode 15. A charging/discharging unit 21 having first and second energization control units 21a and 21b is connected to a positive-electrode terminal 18, negative-electrode terminal 19, and a lithium-electrode terminal 20. Electrons are moved from the lithium electrode 16 to the positive electrode 14 through the first energization control unit 21a, and lithium ions are doped into the positive electrode 14 from the lithium electrode 16. Electrons are moved from the lithium electrode 16 to the negative electrode 15 through the second energization control unit 21b, and lithium ions are doped into the negative electrode 15 from the lithium electrode 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Shiozaki, Nobuo Ando, Satoko Kaneko, Masahiko Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7848081
    Abstract: The invention provides a negative electrode material for use with a lithium-ion capacitor, which is high in energy density, output density and excellent in durability. When graphite of which an average distance between 002 lattice planes thereof is within a range from 0.335 nm to 0.337 nm is used for an active material of a negative electrode of a lithium-ion capacitor, the energy density of the capacitor is increased. The output characteristic and the cycle durability can be improved when D10, D50 and D90 are set within predetermined ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tanizaki, Nobuo Ando, Yukinori Hatou
  • Patent number: 7846219
    Abstract: An electrode laminate unit of an electric storage device is composed of positive electrodes and negative electrodes, which are alternately laminated, and a lithium electrode arranged at the outermost part of the electrode laminate unit so as to oppose the negative electrode. A charging/discharging unit having first and second energization control units connected to a positive-electrode terminal, negative-electrode terminal, and a lithium-electrode terminal. Electrons are moved from the lithium electrode to the positive electrode through the first energization control unit, and lithium ions are doped into the positive electrode from the lithium electrode. Electrons are moved from the lithium electrode to the negative electrode through the second energization control unit, and lithium ions are doped into the negative electrode from the lithium electrode. The lithium ions are doped into both of the positive and negative electrodes, whereby the doping time can be dramatically shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Shiozaki, Nobuo Ando, Satoko Kaneko, Masahiko Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7817403
    Abstract: A lithium ion capacitor having high energy density, high output density, high capacity and high safety includes a positive electrode made of a material capable of being reversibly doped with lithium ions and/or anions, a negative electrode made of a material capable of being reversively doped with lithium ions, and an aprotic organic solution of a lithium salt as an electrolytic solution. Wherein, the positive electrode and the negative electrode are laminated or wound with a separator interposed between them, the area of the positive electrode is smaller than the area of the negative electrode. The face of the positive electrode is substantially covered by the face of the negative electrode when they are laminated or wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinichi Tasaki, Mitsuru Nagai, Hiromoto Taguchi, Kohei Matsui, Risa Takahata, Kenji Kojima, Nobuo Ando, Yukinori Hato, Osamu Hatozaki
  • Patent number: 7794914
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemically amplified resist composition comprising: a resin (A) which contains no fluorine atom and a structural unit (a1) having an acid-labile group, a resin (B) which contains a structural unit (b2) having a fluorine-containing group and at least one structural unit selected from a structural unit (b1) having an acid-labile group, a structural unit (b3) having a hydroxyl group and a structural unit (b4) having a lactone structure, and an acid generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Ando, Yusuke Fuji, Ichiki Takemoto