Patents by Inventor Takahiro Kitahara

Takahiro Kitahara 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: 11548960
    Abstract: An ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer satisfying the following formula (1), wherein peak intensities, determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, of vibrations derived from a —CF2H group, a —CF2CH2COF group, a —COF group, a —COOH group, a dimer of a —CF2COOH group and a monomer of a CF2CH2COOH group, a —COOCH3 group, a —CONH2 group, and a —CH2OH group satisfy the following formula (2): 75?tan ?(60)/tan ?(5)×100?225??(1) PIA/(PIB+PIC+PID+PIE+PIF+PIG+PIH)?0.60??(2) wherein tan ?(60), tan ?(5), PIA, PIB, PIC, PID, PIE, PIF, PIG and PIH are as defined in the specification. Also disclosed is a molded article obtained by molding the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer and an electric wire including a core and a coat formed from the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Yano, Tatsuya Funaoka, Takahiro Kitahara, Takashi Sekiguchi, Kazunobu Uchida, Yuuko Takano
  • Publication number: 20220416250
    Abstract: Provided is a polyvinylidene fluoride comprising: vinylidene fluoride unit; and a pentenoic acid unit represented by formula (1): CH2?CH— (CH)2—COOY wherein Y represents at least one selected from the group consisting of an inorganic cation and an organic cation, a content of vinylidene fluoride unit is 95.0 to 99.99 mol % based on all monomer units of the polyvinylidene fluoride, and a content of the pentenoic acid unit is 0.01 to 5.0 mol % based on all monomer units of the polyvinylidene fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Iguchi, Takahiro Kitahara, Ryouichi Yano, Kazuya Asano, Kanako Arai
  • Publication number: 20220407075
    Abstract: Provided is a composition including a polyvinylidene fluoride (A); and a vinylidene fluoride polymer (B) excluding the polyvinylidene fluoride (A), wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride (A) comprises vinylidene fluoride unit and a pentenoic acid unit represented by formula (1): CH2?CH—(CH)2—COOY wherein Y represents at least one selected from the group consisting of an inorganic cation and an organic cation, a content of vinylidene fluoride unit of the polyvinylidene fluoride (A) is 95.0 to 99.99 mol % based on all monomer units of the polyvinylidene fluoride (A), and a content of the pentenoic acid unit of the polyvinylidene fluoride (A) is 0.01 to 5.0 mol % based on all monomer units of the polyvinylidene fluoride (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi IGUCHI, Takahiro KITAHARA, Ryouichi YANO, Kazuya ASANO, Kanako ARAI
  • Patent number: 11512155
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shinnosuke Nitta, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220376261
    Abstract: A composition for an electrochemical device, the composition containing a single-walled carbon nanotube, a binder and a solvent. The binder contains a fluorine-containing copolymer containing a vinylidene fluoride unit and a fluorinated monomer unit other than the vinylidene fluoride unit, and the content of the vinylidene fluoride unit in the fluorine-containing copolymer is 50.0 mol % or more relative to total monomer units. Also disclosed is a positive electrode mixture including the composition and a positive electrode structure including a current collector and the positive electrode mixture layer provided on one or both sides of the current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., MCD Technologies S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Chihiro SHINODA, Takahiro KITAHARA, Junpei TERADA, Mikhail Rudolfovich PREDTECHENSKIY, Oleg Filippovich BOBRENOK
  • Patent number: 11473209
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a quartz glass crucible 1 includes: a cylindrical crucible body 10 which has a bottom and is made of quartz glass; and crystallization-accelerator-containing coating films 13A and 13B which are formed on surfaces of the crucible body 10 so as to cause crystallization-accelerator-enriched layers to be formed in the vicinity of the surfaces of the crucible body 10 by heating during a step of pulling up a silicon single crystal by a Czochralski method. The quartz glass crucible is capable of withstanding a single crystal pull-up step undertaken for a very long period of time, such as multi-pulling, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kishi, Kouta Hasebe, Takahiro Abe, Hideki Fujiwara, Eriko Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11394083
    Abstract: A secondary battery separator including a porous substrate and a porous film firmly bonded to each other, the porous film being disposed on or above the porous substrate. The porous film contains a fluorine-containing polymer that contains a polymerized unit based on vinylidene fluoride, a polymerized unit based on tetrafluoroethylene, and a polymerized unit based on a monomer represented by the following formula (2-2): R5R6C?CR7R8CO2Y1??(2-2) wherein R5, R6, and R7 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; R8 is a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; and Y1 is an inorganic cation and/or an organic cation. Also disclosed is a secondary battery including the secondary battery separator; a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kitahara, Manabu Fujisawa, Takashi Iguchi, Kazuya Asano, Chihiro Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11377531
    Abstract: A prepreg contains components [A] to [E], wherein 85% by mass or more of the component [E] is present in a range within 9% of the average thickness of the prepreg from each surface of the prepreg, and a range within 7% of the average thickness of the prepreg from each surface of the prepreg is composed of a first resin composition containing components [B] to [E]. [A] a carbon fiber, [B] an epoxy resin having two or more glycidyl groups in one molecule, [C] an aromatic amine compound, [D] a thermoplastic resin having a polyarylether skeleton, and [E] particles having a number average primary particle size of 5 to 50 ?m, having a content ratio (% by mass) of thermoplastic resin and thermosetting resin of 95:5 to 70:30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bon Aizawa, Ryuichi Kitahara, Takahiro Nishimura, Shinji Kochi, Naoya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20220169830
    Abstract: A surfactant for polymerization including at least one selected from a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb, wherein R1a, R2a, R3a, Xa, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, L and Xb are as defined herein. Also disclosed is a composition containing a fluoropolymer and the at least one surfactant, a composition containing a fluoropolymer and a compound represented by (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2, where M2 is as defined herein, and a molded article made from the composition containing a fluoropolymer and the compound represented by (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES,LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11279814
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shinnosuke Nitta, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Sato, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210376319
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode structure including a current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer provided on one or each of both sides of the current collector, wherein the positive electrode mixture layer has a thickness of 69 ?m or more, the positive electrode mixture layer has a density of 3.0 to 5.0 g/cm3, the positive electrode mixture layer includes a positive electrode active material and a binder, the positive electrode active material includes a lithium-nickel composite oxide, the binder includes a fluorine-containing copolymer, the fluorine-containing copolymer contains a vinylidene fluoride unit and a fluorinated monomer unit (excluding the vinylidene fluoride unit), and the fluorine-containing copolymer has a storage modulus (E?) at 30° C. of 100 to 1,100 MPa and a storage modulus (E?) at 60° C. of 50 to 500 MPa, as measured by dynamic viscoelasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro SHINODA, Takahiro KITAHARA, Kazuki HOSODA, Yuma ICHINOSE
  • Publication number: 20210340098
    Abstract: A sulfuric acid ester containing a plurality of carbonyl groups or a salt thereof, and a surfactant. The sulfuric acid ester is a compound represented by the following formula: R1—C(?O)—R2—C(?O)—R3—OSO3X wherein R1, R2 and R3 are defined herein; X is H, a metal atom, NR44, imidazolium optionally containing a substituent, pyridinium optionally containing a substituent, or phosphonium optionally containing a substituent, where R4s are each H or an organic group and are the same as or different from each other; and any two of R1, R2, and R3 optionally bind to each other to form a ring. Also disclosed is a surfactant containing the sulfuric acid ester and an aqueous dispersant containing the sulfuric acid ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru YONEDA, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 11125609
    Abstract: A photodetector includes a semiconductor substrate; a light receiving part for signal detection and an infrared light receiving part which are formed in the semiconductor substrate and are covered at least by first color filters having a common color; and second color filters which overlap with the first color filters on the infrared light receiving part and are configured to block light in a wavelength range transmitting through the first color filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Uedaira, Takahiro Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11072580
    Abstract: A sulfuric acid ester containing a plurality of carbonyl groups or a salt thereof, and a surfactant. The sulfuric acid ester is a compound represented by the following formula: R1—C(?O)—R2—C(?O)—R3—OSO3X wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as defined herein; X is H, a metal atom, NR44, imidazolium optionally containing a substituent, pyridinium optionally containing a substituent, or phosphonium optionally containing a substituent, where R4s are each H or an organic group and are the same as or different from each other; and any two of R1, R2, and R3 optionally bind to each other to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210115224
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2 a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NAN BA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210108008
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10847800
    Abstract: A binder and an electrode mixture for a secondary battery. The binder contains a fluorine-containing polymer containing a polymerized unit based on vinylidene fluoride, a polymerized unit based on tetrafluoroethylene, and a polymerized unit based on a monomer (2-2) represented by the following formula (2-2): R5R6C?CR7R8CO2Y1??(2-2) wherein R5, R6, and R7 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; R8 is a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; and Y1 is an inorganic cation and/or an organic cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Asano, Takashi Iguchi, Manabu Fujisawa, Chihiro Shinoda, Tomoyuki Goto, Kazuki Hosoda, Takahiro Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20200362077
    Abstract: An ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer satisfying the following formula (1), wherein peak intensities, determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, of vibrations derived from a —CF2H group, a —CF2CH2COF group, a —COF group, a —COOH group, a dimer of a —CF2COOH group and a monomer of a CF2CH2COOH group, a —COOCH3 group, a —CONH2 group, and a —CH2OH group satisfy the following formula (2): 75?tan ?(60)/tan ?(5)×100?225 ??(1) PIA/(PIB+PIC+PID+PIE+PIF+PIG+PIH)?0.60 ??(2) wherein tan ?(60), tan ?(5), PIA, PIB, PIC, PID, PIE, PIF, PIG and PIH are as defined in the specification. Also disclosed is a molded article obtained by molding the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer and an electric wire including a core and a coat formed from the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouichi YANO, Tatsuya FUNAOKA, Takahiro KITAHARA, Takashi SEKIGUCHI, Kazunobu UCHIDA, Yuuko TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10760973
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a light receiving unit and a calculating unit. The light receiving unit includes a plurality of light receiving elements and a plurality of color filters. The plurality of light receiving elements include a first light receiving element and a second light receiving element through which a photocurrent flows when receiving light. The plurality of color filters include a yellow filter that covers a light receiving surface of the first light receiving element and a red filter that covers a light receiving surface of the second light receiving element. The calculating unit calculates an intensity of a yellow wavelength band based on a difference between a first output signal obtained from the photocurrent of the first light receiving element and a second output signal obtained from the photocurrent of the second light receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Saito, Takahiro Kitahara, Yoshitsugu Uedaira
  • Publication number: 20200243862
    Abstract: A binder for a secondary battery containing a fluorine-containing polymer (A) and polyvinylidene fluoride (B). The fluorine-containing polymer (A) contains a polymerized unit based on vinylidene fluoride, a polymerized unit based on tetrafluoroethylene, and a polymerized unit based on a monomer (2-2) represented by the following formula (2-2): wherein R5, R6, and R7 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; R8 is a C1-C8 hydrocarbon group; and Y1 is an inorganic cation or an organic cation. Also disclosed is an electrode mixture and an electrode for a secondary battery including the binder, and a secondary battery including the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki HOSODA, Takahiro KITAHARA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Takashi IGUCHI, Kazuya ASANO, Chihiro SHINODA