Patents by Inventor Shota Kobayashi

Shota Kobayashi 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: 11542382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gel-like electrolyte having excellent electrolyte solution retention ability. The resin composition contains an electrolyte composition containing a solvent and an electrolyte and a vinylidene fluoride copolymer. The vinylidene fluoride copolymer is a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a comonomer represented by Formula (1) below, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, R3 is a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group having from 1 to 5 carbons, and R4 is a basic group that is capable of forming an intermolecular hydrogen bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukitaro Sakakibara, Keisuke Watanabe, Shota Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11529766
    Abstract: A hollow molded article having a joining site where two or more split objects are welded by plastic welding and comes into contact with pressurized hydrogen, wherein an average spherulite size in a portion which is 500 ?m deep inside from a surface of the hollow molded article is 20 ?m or less, and a tensile strength of a test piece containing the joining site of the hollow molded article is 80% or more based on a tensile strength of a test piece not containing the joining site of the hollow molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Ochiai, Shota Suzuki, Sadayuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220359122
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multilayer ceramic electronic device includes punching out a ceramic sheet by one of left and right side surfaces of a laminated body so as to form a side margin part on the one of the left and right side surfaces of said laminated body; and punching out another ceramic sheet by another of the left and right side surfaces of the laminated body so as to form a side margin part on the another of the left and right side surfaces of said laminated body, thereby forming a ceramic main body having the laminated body and the pair of side margin parts that respectively cover the left and right side surfaces of the laminated body. The width W is greater than the length L in the multilayer ceramic electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota TANAKA, Joji KOBAYASHI, Toshimitsu KOGURE
  • Publication number: 20220319724
    Abstract: Ensuring a high output temperature while preventing leakage of radioactive substances, etc. A nuclear reactor includes a fuel unit; a shield unit that covers a circumference of the fuel unit for shielding from radioactive rays; and a heat conductive portion that penetrates the shield unit, is arranged such that the heat conductive portion extends to inside of the fuel unit and outside of the shield unit, and transfers heat of the fuel unit to the outside of the shield unit by solid heat conduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kudo, Hironori Noguchi, Koichi Tanimoto, Yuichi Otani, Yutaka Tanaka, Takafumi Noda, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Hideyuki Sakata, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Hideaki Ikeda, Satoru Kamohara, Shohei Otsuki, Nozomu Murakami, Wataru Nakazato, Takashi Hasegawa, Tadakatsu Yodo, Yasutaka Harai, Shota Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220311888
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to display an instruction image for accepting an instruction of a user on an operation screen for accepting an operation of the user, and in a case where the user performs an operation of instructing to display a confirmation image for confirming information related to the instruction image, determine one direction based on a distance from the instruction image to ends of the operation screen in an up-down direction and a right-left direction, and perform control so that the confirmation image is displayed in the one direction from a predetermined specific area on the instruction image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi TAKAHASHI, Shota KIRIKAWA, Kosuke TANIZAKI, Kuniko OISHI, Kazuhide KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220308723
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to: display an instruction image for accepting an instruction of a user on a document on an operation screen for accepting an operation by the user; display a document image related to the document according to the instruction of the user on the instruction image; and display a menu image for accepting the operation of the user on the document image at a position determined by a display position of the instruction image on the operation screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kuniko OISHI, Kosuke TANIZAKI, Shota KIRIKAWA, Kazuhide KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11442259
    Abstract: An optical microscope according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light source; a first scanner to scan a spot position of a light beam on a sample; an objective lens to focus the light beam deflected by the first scanner and cause the light beam to be made incident on the sample; a spectroscope including a slit on an incident side which an outgoing light emitted from an area on the sample onto which the light beam has been illuminated enters; a detector configured to detect an outgoing light from the spectroscope; and a first relay optical system including a first off-axis parabolic mirror that is arranged in an optical path from the first scanner to the objective lens and reflects the light beam deflected by the first scanner and a second off-axis parabolic mirror that reflects the light beam reflected in the first off-axis parabolic mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NANOPHOTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kobayashi, Shogo Kawano, Taisuke Ota, Shunichiro Matsuzaka, Yusuke Shiozaki, Shota Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20220185946
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable resin composition that has excellent curability by irradiation of light and heating and that is suitable for such applications as liquid encapsulants, liquid adhesives, adhesives for camera modules, and liquid crystal sealants. The curable resin composition contains (A) an aromatic epoxy resin having an allyl group, (B) a thiol-based curing agent, (C) a photoradical initiator, and (D) a thermally latent curing agent. Preferably, (A) the compound having an allyl group and an epoxy group is an aromatic epoxy resin having an allyl group. Preferably, the thiol-based curing agent, which is component (B), is in liquid form at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Shota KOBAYASHI, Ken-ichi TAMASO, Ryo OGAWA, Tamotsu NAGAMATSU
  • Patent number: 11322744
    Abstract: To provide an electrode mixture that suppresses gelling of an electrode mixture slurry and maintains a high binding capacity between an electrode active material and a current collector even after an extended period of time has elapsed since an electrode mixture slurry was produced. The electrode mixture includes: a binder composition—containing a first copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a polar group-containing compound; and a second copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and chlorotrifluoroethylene—; and an electrode active material of lithium oxide having a pH of water when extracted with water of not less than 10.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Aoki, Shoko Aoki, Shota Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Tada
  • Publication number: 20210394864
    Abstract: A drive unit includes a decelerator rotatably supported by a housing, the decelerator including a first transmission gear, a second transmission gear having teeth of a smaller number than that of the first transmission gear, and a transmission shaft to transmit a rotation of the first transmission gear to the second transmission gear; and a bearing supporting the first transmission gear in the housing such that the first transmission gear is rotatable. A distance, in a first direction in which the transmission shaft extends in the housing, from a reference plane to teeth of the first transmission gear is less than a distance in the first direction from the reference plane to an innermost portion of the bearing, in which the reference plane passes through an outermost portion of the bearing and is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventor: Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210376321
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a sodium ion secondary battery that has high discharge capacity, excellent cycling characteristics, and excellent storage characteristics. The present invention achieves said purpose by means of a carbonaceous material for a sodium ion secondary battery negative electrode. The carbon source of the carbonaceous material is a plant, and the carbonaceous material is characterized by having a BET specific surface area of 100 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota KOBAYASHI, Tetsuhiro KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro TADA
  • Publication number: 20210242448
    Abstract: Provided is a battery negative electrode material exhibiting both a merit of high specific capacity obtained by using Si, and a merit of high cycle durability obtained by using a non-graphitizable carbon material. Specifically, provided is a negative electrode material (1) of a battery that includes silicon material areas (10) made of a silicon material, and a carbon material area (20) made of a carbon material. The carbon material area (20) is formed in a surrounding area of the silicon material area (10), separated by a cavity (30) at least at a portion. In addition, an (002) average interlayer spacing d002 of the carbon material area (20) determined by powder X-ray diffraction is from 0.365 nm to 0.390 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: Kureha Corporation, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto IMAJI, Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Shota KOBAYASHI, Kenichi HOTEHAMA, Daisuke KATOU, Ryohei MIYAMAE
  • Publication number: 20210179756
    Abstract: Provided is a vinylidene fluoride copolymer particle which is capable of efficiently exhibiting high adhesion between an electrode and a separator. The vinylidene fluoride copolymer particle of the present invention comprises vinylidene fluoride; and a compound having an oxygen atom-containing functional group; wherein a ratio of oxygen atom in a surface of the vinylidene fluoride copolymer particle is higher than a ratio of oxygen atom in the vinylidene fluoride copolymer particle other than the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Kayoko OKADA, Yoshiyuki NAGASAWA, Aya OIKAWA, Yumeno SUZUKI, Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210130572
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gel-like electrolyte having excellent electrolyte solution retention ability. The resin composition contains an electrolyte composition containing a solvent and an electrolyte and a vinylidene fluoride copolymer. The vinylidene fluoride copolymer is a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a comonomer represented by Formula (1) below, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, R3 is a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group having from 1 to 5 carbons, and R4 is a basic group that is capable of forming an intermolecular hydrogen bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Keisuke WATANABE, Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210047448
    Abstract: As a novel vinylidene fluoride polymer and its use, provided are a binder composition, an electrode mixture, an electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the vinylidene fluoride containing the vinylidene fluoride polymer. The vinylidene fluoride polymer includes a first structural unit derived from vinylidene fluoride and a second structural unit derived from a monomer other than vinylidene fluoride. The monomer to be the second structural unit is a primary amine, a secondary amine, or a tertiary amine having at least one of a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group, and the content of the second structural unit is from 0.05 to 20 mol % when the total of structural units derived from all the monomers constituting the vinylidene fluoride polymer is 100 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta AOKI, Shota KOBAYASHI, Kana ASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200411875
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a binder composition of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which contains a vinylidene fluoride polymer and is capable of further enhancing adhesive strength of the electrode mixture layer to a surface of a current collector. The above objective can be achieved by a binder composition of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the binder composition comprising a vinylidene fluoride copolymer for a binder of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the vinylidene fluoride copolymer containing: a first constituent unit derived from vinylidene fluoride, and a second constituent unit containing an isocyanate group or having a structure that produces an isocyanate group when heated at 200° C. for 1 hour. This binder composition can be used in a mixture for producing an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Kana ASHIDA, Kenta AOKI, Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200020909
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition having excellent electrolyte solution retention ability. The resin composition contains an electrolyte composition containing a solvent and an electrolyte and a vinylidene fluoride copolymer. The vinylidene fluoride copolymer is a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a comonomer represented by Formula (1) below, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, R3 is a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group having from 1 to 5 carbons, and R4 is a basic group that is capable of forming an intermolecular hydrogen bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Keisuke WATANABE, Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190326602
    Abstract: To provide an electrode mixture that suppresses gelling of an electrode mixture slurry and maintains a high binding capacity between an electrode active material and a current collector even after an extended period of time has elapsed since an electrode mixture slurry was produced. The electrode mixture includes: a binder composition—containing a first copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a polar group-containing compound; and a second copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and chlorotrifluoroethylene—; and an electrode active material of lithium oxide having a pH of water when extracted with water of not less than 10.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta AOKI, Shoko AOKI, Shota KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro TADA
  • Patent number: 10388956
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a carbonaceous molded article for electrodes having high charge/discharge capacity, high initial charge/discharge efficiency, and excellent cycle life without a polymeric binder. The above object can be achieved by the carbonaceous molded article for electrodes of the present invention comprising a carbon fiber nonwoven fabric, the article having a thickness of not greater than 1 mm, an atomic ratio (H/C) of hydrogen atoms and carbon atoms according to elemental analysis of not greater than 0.1, a porosity determined from a bulk density and a butanol true density of the molded article of 25 to 80%, and a volatile content of not greater than 5.0 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Kobayashi, Takanori Baba, Hiroshi Imoto, Mayu Komatsu, Naohiro Sonobe
  • Publication number: 20190221835
    Abstract: Object: To provide a battery negative electrode material exhibiting both a merit of high specific capacity obtained by using Si, and a merit of high cycle durability obtained by using a non-graphitizable carbon material. Resolution Means: A negative electrode material (1) of a battery of the present invention includes silicon material areas (10) made of a silicon material, and a carbon material area (20) made of a carbon material. The carbon material area (20) is formed in a surrounding area of the silicon material area (10), separated by a cavity (30) at least at a portion. In addition, an (002) average interlayer spacing d002 of the carbon material area (20) determined by powder X-ray diffraction is from 0.365 nm to 0.390 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto IMAJI, Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Shota KOBAYASHI, Kenichi HOTEHAMA, Daisuke KATOU, Ryohei MIYAMAE