Patents by Inventor Shigeyo SUZUKI

Shigeyo SUZUKI 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: 11756743
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element may include a first substrate, a first transparent electrode disposed on the first substrate, a hole-blocking layer disposed on the first transparent electrode, an electron-transporting layer that is disposed on the hole-blocking layer and includes an electron-transporting semiconductor on a surface of which a photosensitizing compound is adsorbed, a hole-transporting layer that is connected to the electron-transporting layer and includes a hole-transporting material, and a second electrode disposed on the hole-transporting layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion element includes an output extraction terminal part configured to extract electricity out from the photoelectric conversion element, and the output extraction terminal part is formed with a plurality of micropores piercing through the hole-blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Yuuji Tanaka, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Patent number: 11081662
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element is provided. The photoelectric conversion element comprises a substrate, a first electrode, an electron transport layer, a hole transport layer, and a second electrode. The electron transport layer comprises a photosensitizing compound. The hole transport layer comprises a basic compound A and an ionic compound B. The basic compound A is represented by the following formula (1): where each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 share bond connectivity to form a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring; and the ionic compound B is represented by the following formula (2): where X+ represents a counter cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Publication number: 20210142957
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element may include a first substrate, a first transparent electrode disposed on the first substrate, a hole-blocking layer disposed on the first transparent electrode, an electron-transporting layer that is disposed on the hole-blocking layer and includes an electron-transporting semiconductor on a surface of which a photosensitizing compound is adsorbed, a hole-transporting layer that is connected to the electron-transporting layer and includes a hole-transporting material, and a second electrode disposed on the hole-transporting layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion element includes an output extraction terminal part configured to extract electricity out from the photoelectric conversion element, and the output extraction terminal part is formed with a plurality of micropores piercing through the hole-blocking layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Yuuji TANAKA, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Patent number: 10930443
    Abstract: To provide a photoelectric conversion element, including a first substrate, a first transparent electrode disposed on the first substrate, a hole-blocking layer disposed on the first transparent electrode, an electron-transporting layer that is disposed on the hole-blocking layer and includes an electron-transporting semiconductor on a surface of which a photosensitizing compound is adsorbed, a hole-transporting layer that is connected to the electron-transporting layer and includes a hole-transporting material, and a second electrode disposed on the hole-transporting layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion element includes an output extraction terminal part configured to extract electricity out from the photoelectric conversion element, and the output extraction terminal part is formed with a plurality of micropores piercing through the hole-blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Yuuji Tanaka, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Patent number: 10847323
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron transport layer on the first electrode, a charge transfer layer, and a second electrode is provided. The electron transport layer includes an electron transport compound, and the electron transport compound carries a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (2): where each of X1 and X2 independently represents oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or selenium atom; R1 represents methine group; R2 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; each of R3 independently represents an acidic group; m represents an integer of 1 or 2; and each of Z1 and Z2 independently represents a group forming a cyclic structure; R5—R4—COOH??Formula (2) where R4 represents an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an alkylthio group, or an aryl ether group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Horiuchi, Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Publication number: 20200280007
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element is provided. The photoelectric conversion element comprises a substrate, a first electrode, an electron transport layer, a hole transport layer, and a second electrode. The electron transport layer comprises a photosensitizing compound. The hole transport layer comprises a basic compound A and an ionic compound B. The basic compound A is represented by the following formula (1): where each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 share bond connectivity to form a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring; and the ionic compound B is represented by the following formula (2): where X+ represents a counter cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuji TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Patent number: 10763050
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including: a first electrode; a hole blocking layer; an electron transport layer; a hole transport layer; and a second electrode, wherein the hole transport layer contains a compound represented by general formula (1) below, where in the formula, R1 represents a methoxy group or an ethoxy group, R2 represents a hydrogen group or a methyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen group, a methyl group, or a methoxy group, R4 represents a methoxy group, and X represents —CH2—, —CH2CH2—, —O—, or —C(CH2)5—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Ryota Arai, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Patent number: 10693092
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element is provided. The photoelectric conversion element comprises a substrate, a first electrode, an electron transport layer, a hole transport layer, and a second electrode. The electron transport layer comprises a photosensitizing compound. The hole transport layer comprises a basic compound A and an ionic compound B. The basic compound A is represented by the following formula (1): where each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 share bond connectivity to form a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring; and the ionic compound B is represented by the following formula (2): where X+ represents a counter cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Publication number: 20200066458
    Abstract: To provide a photoelectric conversion element, including a first substrate, a first transparent electrode disposed on the first substrate, a hole-blocking layer disposed on the first transparent electrode, an electron-transporting layer that is disposed on the hole-blocking layer and includes an electron-transporting semiconductor on a surface of which a photosensitizing compound is adsorbed, a hole-transporting layer that is connected to the electron-transporting layer and includes a hole-transporting material, and a second electrode disposed on the hole-transporting layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion element includes an output extraction terminal part configured to extract electricity out from the photoelectric conversion element, and the output extraction terminal part is formed with a plurality of micropores piercing through the hole-blocking layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Yuuji TANAKA, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20190305153
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including: a first electrode having opaqueness to light and formed of a metal; a hole blocking layer provided on the first electrode; an electron transport layer provided on the hole blocking layer; a hole transport layer provided on the electron transport layer; and a second electrode provided on the hole transport layer and having transmissivity to light, wherein the hole blocking layer contains an oxide of the metal in the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yuuji TANAKA, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20190252129
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron transport layer on the first electrode, a charge transfer layer, and a second electrode is provided. The electron transport layer includes an electron transport compound, and the electron transport compound carries a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (2): where each of X1 and X2 independently represents oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or selenium atom; R1 represents methine group; R2 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; each of R3 independently represents an acidic group; m represents an integer of 1 or 2; and each of Z1 and Z2 independently represents a group forming a cyclic structure; R5—R4—COOH??Formula (2) where R4 represents an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an alkylthio group, or an aryl ether group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Yuuji TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Patent number: 10367103
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including: a first electrode having opaqueness to light and formed of a metal; a hole blocking layer provided on the first electrode; an electron transport layer provided on the hole blocking layer; a hole transport layer provided on the electron transport layer; and a second electrode provided on the hole transport layer and having transmissivity to light, wherein the hole blocking layer contains an oxide of the metal in the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Tanaka, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Patent number: 10319533
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron transport layer on the first electrode, a charge transfer layer, and a second electrode is provided. The electron transport layer includes an electron transport compound, and the electron transport compound carries a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (2): where each of X1 and X2 independently represents oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or selenium atom; R1 represents methine group; R2 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; each of R3 independently represents an acidic group; m represents an integer of 1 or 2; and each of Z1 and Z2 independently represents a group forming a cyclic structure; R5—R4—COOH??Formula (2) where R4 represents an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an alkylthio group, or an aryl ether group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Horiuchi, Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Takahiro Ide, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Publication number: 20180330890
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including: a first electrode; a hole blocking layer; an electron transport layer; a hole transport layer; and a second electrode, wherein the hole transport layer contains a compound represented by general formula (1) below, where in the formula, R1 represents a methoxy group or an ethoxy group, R2 represents a hydrogen group or a methyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen group, a methyl group, or a methoxy group, R4 represents a methoxy group, and X represents —CH2—, —CH2CH2—, —O—, or —C(CH2)5—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yuuji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Ryota Arai, Tokushige Kino, Shigeyo Suzuki, Naomichi Kanei
  • Publication number: 20180197688
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron transport layer on the first electrode, a charge transfer layer, and a second electrode is provided. The electron transport layer includes an electron transport compound, and the electron transport compound carries a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (2): where each of X1 and X2 independently represents oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or selenium atom; R1 represents methine group; R2 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; each of R3 independently represents an acidic group; m represents an integer of 1 or 2; and each of Z1 and Z2 independently represents a group forming a cyclic structure; R5—R4—COOH??Formula (2) where R4 represents an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an alkylthio group, or an aryl ether group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Yuuji TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20180198083
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element is provided. The photoelectric conversion element comprises a substrate, a first electrode, an electron transport layer, a hole transport layer, and a second electrode. The electron transport layer comprises a photosensitizing compound. The hole transport layer comprises a basic compound A and an ionic compound B. The basic compound A is represented by the following formula (1): where each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 share bond connectivity to form a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring; and the ionic compound B is represented by the following formula (2): where X+ represents a counter cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yuuji TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MATSUYAMA, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Takahiro IDE, Tokushige KINO, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20180053863
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including: a first electrode having opaqueness to light and formed of a metal; a hole blocking layer provided on the first electrode; an electron transport layer provided on the hole blocking layer; a hole transport layer provided on the electron transport layer; and a second electrode provided on the hole transport layer and having transmissivity to light, wherein the hole blocking layer contains an oxide of the metal in the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yuuji TANAKA, Shigeyo SUZUKI, Naomichi KANEI