Patents by Inventor Yasushi Kitano

Yasushi Kitano 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: 20200006673
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao HAMADA, Tatsuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Yasushi KITANO, Hiroki SUZUKI, Hideko INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190346153
    Abstract: A heating and hot water supplying device is provided. The device comprising: a circulation passage that connects a heat exchanger and an external heating terminal; a bypass passage that bypasses the heating terminal by branching from the circulation passage; a hot water supply passage for supplying the hot water heated to a preset hot water supply temperature by the heat exchanger for hot water supply; a control unit that controls operations in which this plurality of units are used; and an operation unit for performing various operations. A distribution means is provided in the branching portion of the bypass passage. The distribution means adjusts the distribution ratio so that each of a heating operation, a hot water supplying operation, and a simultaneous heating and hot water supplying operation is possible. The operation unit is provided with a prohibit switch to prohibit the simultaneous heating and hot water supplying operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi MORITA, Yoshihisa KITANO, Yasutaka KURIYAMA, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Midori YOKOYAMA, Haruhiko TAMADA
  • Patent number: 10468602
    Abstract: A novel heterocyclic compound is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can be used for a light-emitting element is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can improve the reliability of a light-emitting element when used for a light-emitting element is provided. A light-emitting element, a light-emitting device, an electronic appliance, or a lighting device which includes the novel heterocyclic compound and is highly reliable is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G0). In the general formula (G0), A represents a dibenzo[f,h]quinoxalinyl group, B represents a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko Inoue, Yasushi Kitano, Hiromi Seo, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 10418565
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao Hamada, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Yasushi Kitano, Hiroki Suzuki, Hideko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190234653
    Abstract: In a heating and hot water supply device comprising a burning means, a first heat exchanger, a circulation passage for circulating a heating thermal medium, a circulation pump, a first bypass passage, a second heat exchanger for hot water supply, a hot water supply passage, a second bypass passage bypassing the second heat exchanger, and a control unit, a distribution means is provided at a first branching portion of the first bypass passage and is capable of adjusting its distribution ratio for heating, or hot water supply, or simultaneous heating/hot water supply, during heating operation, the hot water supply passage is closed by a flow rate adjustment means provided in the hot water supply passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Yasushi MORITA, Yasutaka KURIYAMA, Midori YOKOYAMA, Yoshihisa KITANO
  • Publication number: 20190154303
    Abstract: In a heating and hot water supply device including a burning means, a first heat exchanger, a circulation passage for circulating a heating thermal medium, a circulation pump, a first bypass passage, a second heat exchanger for hot water supply, a hot water supply passage, a second bypass passage bypassing the second heat exchanger, a control unit, and an operating terminal, a distribution means is provided at a branching portion of the first bypass passage and is capable of adjusting its distribution ratio for heating, or hot water supply, or simulataneous heating/hot water supply, a display means of the operating terminal is capable of providing dispalys corresponding to various types of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KITANO, Yasutaka KURIYAMA, Yasushi MORITA, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Midori YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190154304
    Abstract: In a heating and hot water supply device including a burning means, a first heat exchanger, a circulation passage for circulating a heating thermal medium, a circulation pump, a first bypass passage, a second heat exchanger for hot water supply, a hot water supply passage, a distribution means at a branching portion of the first bypass passage, and a second bypass passage bypassing the second heat exchanger, a flow rate adjustment means for adjusting a bypass flow rate in the second bypass passage is provided. The distribution means is capable of adjusting its distribution ratio for heating, or hot water supply, or simulataneous heating/hot water supply. All passage connection portions on the second heat exchanger were provided on its one side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka KURIYAMA, Yasushi MORITA, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Midori YOKOYAMA, Yoshihisa KITANO, Haruhiko TAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190118113
    Abstract: A novel sublimation purification method is provided. Moreover, a novel sublimation purification apparatus is provided. A purification method using a purification apparatus including a purification portion where a substance is purified by vaporization, a temperature adjustment means, a gas supply means, and a gas discharge means is provided. In the purification method, the inside of the purification portion is made to have a first pressure with use of the gas discharge means, a temperature gradient is generated in the purification portion with use of the temperature adjustment means such that the substance is purified, the pressure in the purification portion is then set at a second pressure with use of the gas supply means, and the purification portion is cooled with use of the temperature adjustment means. The second pressure is higher than the first pressure and the second pressure is higher than or equal to an atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachiko KAWAKAMI, Yasushi KITANO, Kanata ABE
  • Publication number: 20180337346
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao Hamada, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Yasushi Kitano, Hiroki Suzuzki, Hideko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180198073
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound, a novel heterocyclic compound that can be used in a light-emitting element, or a highly reliable light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device in each of which the light-emitting element using the novel heterocyclic compound is used. One embodiment of the present invention is a heterocyclic compound represented by General Formula (G1). In General Formula (G1), each of A1 and A2 independently represents nitrogen or carbon bonded to hydrogen, and at least one of A1 and A2 represents nitrogen; Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; B represents a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group; and R1 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko INOUE, Tomoka HARA, Yasushi KITANO, Hiromi SEO, Tatsuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 9985221
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an EL layer between an anode and a cathode. The EL layer includes a light-emitting layer; the light-emitting layer contains a first organic compound having an electron-transport property and a hole-transport property, a second organic compound having a hole-transport property, and a light-emitting substance; the combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex; the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound; and a difference between the HOMO level of the first organic compound and the HOMO level of the second organic compound is less than or equal to 0.4 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takao Hamada, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Yasushi Kitano, Hiroki Suzuki, Hideko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9985218
    Abstract: A light-emitting element with low drive voltage, a light-emitting element with high current efficiency, and/or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime are/is provided. Specifically, a light-emitting element with low drive voltage, a light-emitting element with high current efficiency, and/or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime are/is provided by the use of an organic compound with a dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline skeleton in a light-emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Harue Osaka, Hiroshi Kadoma, Yasushi Kitano, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 9960368
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound which can be used for a light-emitting element, as a host material of a light-emitting layer in which a light-emitting substance is dispersed. A heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G1) is provided. In the formula, A represents any of a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzothiophenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzofuranyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted carbazolyl group, R11 to R19 separately represent any of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kadoma, Yasushi Kitano, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 9923149
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound, a novel heterocyclic compound that can be used in a light-emitting element, or a highly reliable light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device in each of which the light-emitting element using the novel heterocyclic compound is used. One embodiment of the present invention is a heterocyclic compound represented by General Formula (G1). In General Formula (G1), each of A1 and A2 independently represents nitrogen or carbon bonded to hydrogen, and at least one of A1 and A2 represents nitrogen; Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; B represents a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group; and R1 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko Inoue, Tomoka Hara, Yasushi Kitano, Hiromi Seo, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20180006232
    Abstract: A novel heterocyclic compound is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can be used for a light-emitting element is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can improve the reliability of a light-emitting element when used for a light-emitting element is provided. A light-emitting element, a light-emitting device, an electronic appliance, or a lighting device which includes the novel heterocyclic compound and is highly reliable is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G0). In the general formula (G0), A represents a dibenzo[f,h]quinoxalinyl group, B represents a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hideko INOUE, Yasushi KITANO, Hiromi SEO, Tatsuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 9825230
    Abstract: A novel heterocyclic compound is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can be used for a light-emitting element is provided. A novel heterocyclic compound that can improve the reliability of a light-emitting element when used for a light-emitting element is provided. A light-emitting element, a light-emitting device, an electronic appliance, or a lighting device which includes the novel heterocyclic compound and is highly reliable is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G0). In the general formula (G0), A represents a dibenzo[f,h]quinoxalinyl group, B represents a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl group, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko Inoue, Yasushi Kitano, Hiromi Seo, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Seo
  • Publication number: 20170294594
    Abstract: A dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative in which impurities are reduced and a novel method of synthesizing the dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative in which impurities are reduced are provided. In addition, a light-emitting element, a light-emitting device, an electronic appliance, or a lighting device with high emission efficiency and high reliability in which the dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative is used as an EL material is provided. In the synthesis method, a 2-(chloroaryl)dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative is used as a synthetic intermediate in a synthetic pathway so that an impurity contained in a final product can be removed easily by purification by sublimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko INOUE, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Satoshi SEO, Hayato YAMAWAKI, Yasushi KITANO
  • Publication number: 20170222161
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound which can be used for a light-emitting element, as a host material of a light-emitting layer in which a light-emitting substance is dispersed. A heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G1) is provided. In the formula, A represents any of a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzothiophenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzofuranyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted carbazolyl group, R11 to R19 separately represent any of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi KADOMA, Yasushi KITANO, Satoko SHITAGAKI, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Satoshi SEO
  • Patent number: 9695158
    Abstract: A composition comprising a dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative in which impurities are reduced and a method of synthesizing dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline in which impurities are reduced are provided. In addition, a light-emitting element, a light-emitting device, an electronic appliance, or a lighting device with high emission efficiency and high reliability in which dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline is used as an EL material is provided. In the synthesis method, 2-(chloroaryl)dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline is used as a synthetic intermediate in a synthetic pathway so that an impurity contained in a final product can be removed easily by purification by sublimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideko Inoue, Tomohiro Kubota, Satoshi Seo, Hayato Yamawaki, Yasushi Kitano
  • Patent number: 9570690
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heterocyclic compound which can be used for a light-emitting element, as a host material of a light-emitting layer in which a light-emitting substance is dispersed. A heterocyclic compound represented by a general formula (G1) is provided. In the formula, A represents any of a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzothiophenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzofuranyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted carbazolyl group, R11 to R19 separately represent any of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms, and Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kadoma, Yasushi Kitano, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Satoshi Seo