US Pat. No. 9,192,910

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE CRYSTAL, NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A process for producing a nitride crystal, comprising:
introducing (a) a reactant gas, which is reactive with ammonia to form a mineralizer, into a reactor charged with (b) ammonia,
to produce a mineralizer in the reactor,

wherein the ammonia is cooled while the reactant gas is introduced into the reactor; and
in the same reactor in which the mineralizer is produced, growing a nitride crystal from a starting material suitable for
growth of a nitride crystal placed in the reactor, by an ammonothermal method in the presence of ammonia and the mineralizer.

US Pat. No. 9,139,679

THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A thermoplastic elastomer composition which comprises a branched olefin copolymer comprising: a main chain of an ethylene/?-olefin
copolymer; and a side chain derived from a crystalline propylene polymer containing a vinyl group at one end, wherein the
content of ?-olefin in the main chain is 70 mol % or less, the composition has an elongation at break of 500% or higher, and
has an elastic recovery rate of 70% or more when recovering from an extension to 300% elongation.

US Pat. No. 9,260,443

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES PREPARED USING DECOMPOSABLE POLYMER ADDITIVES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of fabricating an organic device comprising
providing a first solution comprising an organic semiconductor compound or a precursor compound thereof, a solvent and a decomposable
polymer additive, wherein the organic semiconductor compound or the precursor compound thereof, and the decomposable polymer
additive are dissolved in the first solution;

casting said first solution; and
removing at least 80% of the polymer additive by decomposing the polymer additive into volatile small molecules.
US Pat. No. 9,136,489

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for producing an organic photoelectric conversion device including a substrate, a pair of electrodes which are
formed on the substrate and at least one of which is transparent, and an active layer comprising an electron donor layer containing
a pigment as an electron donor and an electron acceptor layer containing an electron acceptor and the active layer being formed
between the pair of electrodes, wherein
the pigment is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of porphyrin, pthalocyanine, and derivatives thereof,
and

the method comprises forming the active layer by coating a latent pigment, converting the latent pigment into said pigment,
and coating the electron acceptor.

US Pat. No. 9,714,380

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING EQUIPMENT USING PHOSPHOR

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A phosphor, comprising a CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase, wherein:
the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase has a crystal structure belonging to the Cmc21 space group; and

the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase comprises:

at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb;
at least one divalent element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba;
at least one trivalent element selected from the group consisting of B, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Gd, and Lu; and
at least one tetravalent element selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, and Hf.
US Pat. No. 9,382,169

LOWER OLEFINS PRODUCING CATALYST AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOWER OLEFINS USING SAME

JGC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A lower olefin producing catalyst comprising:
a solid-state catalyst component comprising an MFI-type zeolite, the thickness of the catalyst being in a range of from 0.1
to 2.0 mm, where the thickness is defined as a distance twice the shortest distance from the outer surface to a position where
the shortest distance to the outer surface is maximum among all positions inside a structure of the solid catalyst, and the
compacted bulk density (CBD) of the catalyst being 800 kg/m3 or less,

wherein the lower olefin producing catalyst is of a shape selected from the group consisting of honeycomb-shaped, three-leaf-shaped
and four-leaf-shaped,

the solid-state catalyst component contains an alkaline-earth metal component in an amount of 0.3 to 10 parts by weight in
terms of metal relative to 100 parts by weight of the MFI-type zeolite.

US Pat. No. 9,200,171

AZO COMPOUND AND INK CONTAINING THE COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An ink comprising: a solvent having a relative permittivity of 3 or less, as measured at a frequency of 1 kHz and at 22°
C., and having a solubility in water of 20 mg/L or less at 25° C.; and an azo compound, the azo compound being represented
by formula (I):
wherein
R1, R2, D1, and A1 each independently represent an arbitrary substituent,

A2 represents a substituent of formula (II):


wherein D2 represents an arbitrary substituent, n represents an integer of 1 to 5, and when n is 2 or larger, two or more D2 groups present in one molecule may be the same or different,

m represents an integer of 1 to 4, and when m is 2 or larger, two or more D1 groups present in one molecule may be the same or different, and

X represents a nitrogen atom or an optionally substituted methine group.

US Pat. No. 9,738,829

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING EQUIPMENT USING PHOSPHOR

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A phosphor, comprising a CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase, wherein:
the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase has a crystal structure belonging to the Cmc21 space group; and

the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase comprises:

at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb;
at least one divalent element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba;
at least one trivalent element selected from the group consisting of B, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Gd, and Lu; and
at least one tetravalent element selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, and Hf.
US Pat. No. 9,453,951

RETARDATION FILM WEB, CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE AND ORGANIC EL PANEL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A retardation film web, comprising:
a polycarbonate resin or a polyester carbonate resin,
wherein an orientation angle ? which is an angle between a slow axis and a width direction satisfies formula (1):
38°???52°  (I)
and
a ratio of an in-plane retardation R450 measured at a wavelength of 450 nm to an in-plane retardation R550 measured at a wavelength
of 550 nm satisfies formula (II):

R450/R550<1  (II),
wherein the polycarbonate resin or the polyester carbonate resin comprises a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound
having a cyclic ether structure.

US Pat. No. 9,417,369

RETARDATION FILM WEB, CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE AND ORGANIC EL PANEL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A retardation film web, comprising:
a polycarbonate resin or a polyester carbonate resin,
wherein an orientation angle ? which is an angle between a slow axis and a width direction satisfies formula (1):
38°???52°  (I)
and
a ratio of an in-plane retardation R450 measured at a wavelength of 450 nm to an in-plane retardation R550 measured at a wavelength
of 550 nm satisfies formula (II):

R450/R550<1  (II),
wherein the polycarbonate resin or the polyester carbonate resin comprises a structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound
having a cyclic ether structure.

US Pat. No. 9,149,687

GOLF BALL

DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD., ...

1. A golf ball having a center, a cover, and an intermediate layer disposed between the center and the cover, wherein
the intermediate layer is formed from an intermediate layer composition having a flexural modulus ranging from 150 MPa to
450 MPa, a maximum loss factor (tan ?) between ?20° C. and 0° C. of 0.08 or less, a rebound resilience of 55% or more, and
a slab hardness ranging from 40 to 60 in Shore D hardness, and the intermediate layer composition comprises, as a resin component,

30 mass % to 70 mass % of (A) a modified polyester elastomer having a Shore A hardness of 95 or less;
70 mass % to 30 mass % of (B) a binary ionomer resin having a Shore D hardness of 65 or more, a flexural modulus of 300 MPa
or more, and a melt flow rate (190° C., 2.16 kg) of 1.0 g/10 min or more;

0.1 mass % to 50 mass % of (C) a thermoplastic resin other than (A) component and (B) component (provided that a total content
of (A) component, (B) component, and (C) component is 100 mass %);

wherein (A) the modified polyester elastomer is obtained by a reaction between (a-3) an unsaturated carboxylic acid or a derivative
thereof and (a-2) a polyester elastomer containing a polyalkylene glycol component in a presence of (a-1) a radical generator,

wherein a blending ratio of (a-3) the unsaturated carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof ranges from 0.01 mass % to 30 mass
% with respect to 100 mass % of (a-2) the polyester elastomer,

wherein a content of the polyalkylene glycol component in (a-2) the polyester elastomer is in a range from 5 mass % to 90
mass %, and

wherein (a-3) the unsaturated carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof comprises an unsaturated carboxylic anhydride or an
unsaturated carboxylic acid ester,

wherein a content of an acid component in (B) the binary ionomer resin is 16 mass % or more, and
wherein (C) component is at least one member selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyolefin, polyester obtained
by reacting polytetramethylene glycol with polybutylene terephthalate, polyamide, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyacetal,
modified poly(phenyleneether), polyimide, polysulfone, polyethersulfone, poly(phenylenesulfide), polyarylate, polyamideimide,
polyetherimide, polyetheretherketone, polyetherketone, polytetrafluroroethylene, polyaminobismaleimide, polybisamidetriazole,
an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer, an acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer, and an acrylonitrile-EPDM-styrene copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,287,393

BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYESTER AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An aliphatic diol or a derivative thereof, which is derived from a biomass resource and comprises nitrogen atoms in an amount of 0.01 to 100 ppm.
US Pat. No. 9,281,541

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte composition, comprising:
(1) an electrolyte;
(2) a nonaqueous solvent; and
(3) a monofluorophosphate and/or a difluorophosphate:
wherein:
the nonaqueous solvent comprises, in an amount of 10 to 100% by mass of the nonaqueous solvent, a carbonate having a halogen
atom;

the carbonate having a halogen atom is a cyclic carbonate; and
the monofluorophosphate and/or the difluorophosphate is present in an amount of from 0.001 to 5% by mass of the composition.
US Pat. No. 9,126,963

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TETRAHYDROFURAN

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing tetrahydrofuran, comprising:
feeding raw material 1,4-butanediol comprising gamma butyrolactone to a reaction tank;
performing a dehydration cyclization reaction to produce tetrahydrofuran in the presence of a homogeneous acid catalyst having
a pKa of 4 or less and dissolvable in 1,4-butanediol;

introducing a gas comprising tetrahydrofuran, gamma butyrolactone, and water in the reaction tank into a heat exchanger; and
obtaining a condensate from an outlet of the heat exchanger,
wherein a ratio of a concentration of gamma butyrolactone in the condensate with respect to a concentration of gamma butyrolactone
in the raw material 1,4-butanediol is from 20 to 100%.

US Pat. No. 9,228,125

SINGLE PHASE AND FULL-COLOR PHOSPHOR

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition of matter, comprising:
a phosphor having an emission peak in each of a blue, green, and red color region of the Electromagnetic spectrum, wherein:
the phosphor is excitable by light having a wavelength between 350 nanometers (nm) and 420 nm, and
the phosphor comprises a crystal phase having a chemical composition represented by the formula:
M1a-x-yEuxTbyM2b-c-zM3cMnzM4d-eM5eOf, wherein:

M1 is at least one metal element selected from Ca, Sr and Ba,

M2 is Mg, M3 is at least one metal element selected from Li and Na,

M4 is at least one element selected from the group 14 of the Periodic table,

M5 is at least one element selected from the group 13 of the Periodic table,

2.7?a?3.3,
0.7?b?1.3,
0 1.7?d?2.3,
0?e?1.0,
7.7?f?8.3,
0 0 0

US Pat. No. 9,198,241

LED ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND LED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An LED illumination apparatus configured to be connected with a light adjustment apparatus, which is connected with a power
source via a single first power feeding line, via a single second power feeding line, configured to be connected with the
power source via a single third power feeding line, and configured to receive an AC current supplied from the power source
during a conduction time depending on an ignition phase angle of a conduction control unit in response to an operation amount
of a user interface included in the light adjustment apparatus, the LED illumination apparatus comprising:
first and second LED modules configured to emit lights having a same color with different emission spectra or lights having
different colors;

a measurement unit configured to measure the ignition phase angle and time change of the ignition phase angle;
light adjusting means configured to supply a driving current, by using the received AC current, for the first and second LED
modules emitting a light having a luminance depending on the ignition phase angle;

a color adjusting unit configured to supply a driving current, by using the received AC current, for the first and second
LED modules emitting a light having a color temperature depending on the ignition phase angle;

a selecting unit configured to switch a control mode to be select based on the time change of the ignition phase angle between
a light adjustment mode that a driving current adjusted by the light adjusting unit is supplied to the first and second LED
modules and a color adjustment mode that a driving current adjusted by the color adjusting unit is supplied to the first and
second LED modules;

a light adjustment control unit configured to control the light adjusting means so that the first and second LED modules emit
a light having a luminance based on the ignition phase angle in a state that the light adjustment mode is selected;

a color adjustment control unit configured to control the color adjusting unit so that the first and second LED modules emit
a light having a color temperature depending on the ignition phase angle in a state that the color adjustment mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,206,306

RESIN COMPOSITION, FILM, BAG PRODUCT AND PRODUCTION PROCESS OF RESIN COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A process for producing a resin composition comprising (A) an aliphatic polyester-comprising resin, (B) a thermoplastic
resin other than an aliphatic polyester-comprising resin, (C) starch, and (D) a plasticizer suitable for plasticizing starch,
the process comprising:
mixing (X) a composition comprising (B) the thermoplastic resin other than an aliphatic polyester-comprising resin, (C) starch
having an average particle diameter of 1 micron or less, and (D) the plasticizer suitable for plasticizing starch, with (A)
the aliphatic polyester-comprising resin.

US Pat. No. 9,272,961

PRODUCTION METHOD OF POLYOLEFIN, POLYOLEFIN AND 1-HEXENE FOR LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PRODUCTION RAW MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A production method comprising producing a polyolefin by polymerization reaction of a raw material olefin in the presence
of a single-site catalyst, wherein the concentration of an organohalide to the raw material olefin is from 0.05 to 10 ppm
by weight in terms of a halogen atom, wherein the organohalide is a halogenated olefin.

US Pat. No. 9,092,004

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING END MEMBER, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PHOTO CONDUCTOR DRUM UNIT, END MEMBER, AND PHOTO CONDUCTOR DRUM UNIT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A process for producing an end member adapted for mounting on an end portion of a photo conductor drum and formed of a
material containing a crystalline resin which is a polyacetal resin, wherein
the end member having a fitting portion adapted for fitting to the end portion of the photo conductor drum, and
the process comprising subjecting at least an outer surface of the fitting portion to an oxidation treatment which is an ozone
treatment,

wherein the ozone treatment is one of the following:
ozone exposure or immersion in ozonated water,
ozone exposure and nitrogen oxides are substantially not contained, or
immersion in ozonated water and nitrogen oxides are substantially not contained.

US Pat. No. 9,101,029

LED LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND INDICATOR PROVIDED WITH THE LED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An LED light emitting device which radiates a combined light obtained by combining visible light emitted from first LED
and visible light emitted from second LED, comprising: a drive controller unit that respectively controls a first drive current
to be supplied to the first LED and a second drive current to be supplied to the second LED, wherein
the first LED emits visible light of an emission color such that with respect to a CIE (1976) L*u*v* color space chromaticity
diagram, the chromaticity is exterior to a prescribed white light region wherein the absolute value of a deviation duv from
a blackbody radiation locus is at most 0.02 and the color temperature is within a range of from 2,500 K to 10,000 K, and the
deviation duv from the blackbody radiation locus is larger than 0.02, and

the second LED emits visible light of an emission color such that with respect to the CIE (1976) L*u*v* color space chromaticity
diagram, the chromaticity is exterior to the prescribed white light region, and the deviation duv from the blackbody radiation
locus is smaller than ?0.02.

US Pat. No. 9,507,284

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS, AND TRIARYLAMINE COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A compound represented by the formula (1):
wherein Ar1 represents an aryl group having an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, or an aralkyloxy group as a substituent, Ar2 to Ar5 each independently represent an aryl group which may have a substituent, Ar6 to Ar9 each independently represent a 1,4-phenylene group which may have a substituent; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; m and n each independently represent an integer of 1 or more
and 3 or less; in the case where m or n is 2 or more, plurally existing R1s to R4s each may be the same or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,488,951

TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM

GENERAL PLASTIC INDUSTRIA...

1. A transmission device for a photosensitive drum having a drum axis, which is adapted for engagement with a drive member
of an electronic image forming apparatus, the transmission device comprising:
a flange detachably attachable to the photosensitive drum coaxially to the drum axis, the flange having a receiving hole;
and

a transmission unit disposed to the flange coaxially to the drum axis, the transmission unit comprising:
(i) a shaft disposed in the receiving hole of the flange and being rotatable about the drum axis relative to the flange and
movable along the drum axis relative to the flange; and

(ii) an engagement structure being coaxial with the shaft and defining a receiving space for receiving the drive member.

US Pat. No. 9,195,154

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising: a conductive support; and at least a charge generation layer and a charge
transport layer on the conductive support, wherein said charge generation layer contains ?-chloronaphthalene and a hydroxygallium
phthalocyanine, said charge transport layer contains a polyester resin having a structural unit represented by the following
formula (6) in an amount effective to function as a binder resin, and said charge transport layer is formed using a non-halogen
solvent:
wherein
each of Ar10 and Ar13 independently represents an arylene group which may have a substituent,

Ar11 represents a phenylene group,

Ar12 represents a phenylene group having a methyl group,

X represents a single bond, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or an alkylene group,
m represents 0, and
Y represents an alkylene group,
wherein the content of said ?-chloronaphthalene is from 0.2 to 1.0 ng/cm2 and the content of chlorobenzene in the charge transport layer is 0.2 ng/cm2 or less,

wherein said charge transport layer contains a charge transport substance represented by the following formula (1)-2 and said
charge transport layer is formed using only a non-halogen solvent:


wherein said charge transport layer contains a charge transport substance represented by the following formula (2)-1:

US Pat. No. 9,201,342

TONER FOR ELECTROSTATIC-IMAGE DEVELOPMENT AND TONER CARTRIDGE CONTAINING THE SAME THEREIN

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A toner cartridge comprising:
a toner for electrostatic-image development, satisfying the following requirements (1) and (2);
a developing roller for supporting the toner for electrostatic-image development thereon;
a charging blade disposed on the upper side of the developing roller; and
a retaining blade disposed on the lower side of the developing roller so as to face the developing roller at a predetermined
distance:

(1) the toner has an average transporting property of 2.9 to 15.1 mg/sec; and
(2) the product of the BET specific surface area (m2/g) and volume-average particle diameter (?m) of the toner is 7.7×10?6 to 11.0×10?6 (m3/g), wherein

the toner for electrostatic-image development has a loosened apparent density of 0.342 to 0.425 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 9,522,519

POLYCARBONATE RESIN LAMINATE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A polycarbonate resin laminate which comprises at least a surface layer (A) and a resin layer (B) and is characterized
by satisfying the following conditions:
(i) the surface layer (A) is a layer made of a polycarbonate resin composition which comprises a mixture of a polycarbonate
resin (a) having at least structural units represented by the following formula (1) and a polycarbonate resin (b) having structural
units different from the polycarbonate resin (a),

(ii) the mass ratio of the polycarbonate resin (a) to the polycarbonate resin (b) in the surface layer (A) is within a range
of from 45:55 to 99:1, and

(iii) the pencil hardness of the polycarbonate resin laminate as specified by ISO 15184 and measured from the surface layer
(A) side is at least H


wherein the polycarbonate resin (b) has at least structural units represented by the following formula (2):
in the formula (2), X represents
wherein each of R3 and R4 which are independent of each other, is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and Z is a group forming, as bonded to C, a C6-12 alicyclic hydrocarbon which may have a substituent.

US Pat. No. 9,231,274

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprising:
a lithium salt;
a non-aqueous solvent;
a cyclic carbonate compound having an unsaturated bond in a concentration of 0.01 weight % to 8 weight %; and
a compound expressed by the following formula (Ic) in a concentration of 0.01 weight % to 5 weight %;
CFnH(3-n)CH2X3  (Ic)

wherein n represents an integer of 1-3 and X3 represents a group selected from the group consisting of the following formulae (Ic-1),(Ic-2) and (Ic-4),

—O—R31  (Ic-1)

—O—Y3—O—R32  (Ic-2)

and

wherein R31, R32 and R34 represent, independently of each other, an alkyl group having 1-20 carbon atoms that may be substituted by a halogen atom,
and Y3 represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 1-10 carbon atoms that may be substituted by a halogen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,073,376

PHENOLSULFONIC ACID ARYL ESTER, DEVELOPING AGENT, AND HEAT-SENSITIVE RECORDING MATERIAL

NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES C...

1. A compound represented by formula (1)

where:
R1 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group or an aralkyl group,

each R2 is independently an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, a hydroxy group, a cyano
group, a nitro group, a carboxy group or an amino group,

each R3 is independently an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, a hydroxy group, a cyano
group, a nitro group, a carboxy group or an amino group, and

m and n are each independently an integer of 0-4.
US Pat. No. 9,297,800

BIOMATERIAL CONSTRUCT, ITS PRODUCING METHOD, BIOMATERIAL SUPPORT, TARGET MATERIAL PURIFYING METHOD, AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY CONTAINER, SEPARATION CHIP, ANALYZING METHOD AND ANALYZING SEPARATOR FOR TARGET MATERIAL, BIOMATERIAL COMP

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A biomaterial-immobilized solid-state carrier, comprising:
a solid-state carrier; and
a matrix formed on a surface of the carrier, the matrix including a support material, a bio-related material, and a compound
capable of binding to the bio-related material and/or the support material;

wherein
the compound is a polymer compound;
the compound has two or more binding functional groups capable of binding to the biorelated material and/or the support material
through covalent binding as reactive group in each molecule;

the matrix comprises a structure having a core of the support material and having a principal chain comprising the bio-related
material and the compound, and a cross-linked structure between the compound and the bio-related material and/or the compound
and the support material through the binding functional group; and

the matrix at least partially contains a cross-linked structure in which the biorelated material is positioned between the
compounds by binding the bio-related material to the compounds through the two or more binding functional groups.

US Pat. No. 9,207,587

IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An image forming method using at least four color toners of yellow, magenta, cyan and black, and comprising a fixation
step of fixing a toner image on a recording medium using a fixing unit, wherein the total of a dust emission amount from each
of the four color toners is less than 16 mg/h, and
when, of the yellow toner, the magenta toner and the cyan toner, just before the fixation step,
a dust emission amount from the toner to be the outermost layer on the recording medium is represented by A (mg/h),
a dust emission amount from the toner to be the interlayer on the recording medium is represented by B (mg/h),
a dust emission amount from the toner to be the lowermost layer on the recording medium is represented by C (mg/h),
A/C is from 1.5 to 23.7, and A, B and C each satisfy the relationship of 0.9?A<14.2, 0.6?B<14.2 and 0.6?C<14.2.

US Pat. No. 9,182,741

END PORTION MEMBER, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end portion member which is disposed at an end portion of a photosensitive drum unit that is detachably mounted to an
image forming apparatus body which includes a driving shaft having a recessed portion which is a twisted hole with a substantially
triangular cross-sectional shape, comprising:
a convex bearing member which is able to be engaged with and be separated from the recessed portion,
wherein the bearing member has no undercut portion in an axial direction of an outer peripheral surface thereof and an outer
peripheral shape thereof in a cross-section orthogonal to the axial direction is a hexagon,

wherein assuming that a radius of a circumscribed circle of a smallest triangle including the substantially triangular cross-sectional
shape of the recessed portion is R1h and a radius of a circumscribed circle of a single triangle including three sides that are not adjacent among sides constituting
the hexagonal cross-section of the bearing member is R1p,

0.85?R1p/R1h?1.07,

wherein, assuming that intersections between a shape formed at the opening of the recessed portion when the recessed portion
is viewed from a front in the axial direction and a shape formed at a bottom of the recessed portion are vertices, a radius
of a largest circle that comes into contact with an inside of a shape enclosed by the vertices is R3h, and a radius of a circumscribed circle of the hexagon of the bearing member is R2p,

R2p?R3h>0 mm,

wherein, when a member that forms the recessed portion is made of a nonmetallic material, R2P?R3h>1 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,290,614

BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYURETHANE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYESTER POLYOL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A biomass-resource-derived polyester polyol, comprising, in reacted form:
an organic acid comprising three or more active hydrogen groups per molecule and having a pKa value at 25° C. of not more
than 3.7;

a dicarboxylic acid unit; and
an aliphatic diol unit,
wherein the dicarboxylic acid unit comprises a dicarboxylic acid other than the organic acid, and wherein at least a portion
of the dicarboxylic acid is derived from biomass resources,

wherein a content of the organic acid is more than 0% by mole to not more than 0.09% by mol relative to the dicarboxylic acid
unit, and

wherein the biomass-resource-derived polyester polyol has a number average molecular weight of 500 or more and not more than
4,000.

US Pat. No. 9,403,787

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-FURALDEHYDE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing 2-furaldehyde from a hexose component of a sugar raw material, the method comprising:
heating and stirring a mixture comprising a sugar raw material, a solvent having a boiling point equal to or higher than the
boiling point of 2-furaldehyde, and a solid acid catalyst, at a temperature equal to or higher than the boiling point of 2-furaldehyde
and equal to or lower than the boiling point of the solvent, wherein the temperature is from 180° C. to 260° C.; and

distilling off 2-furaldehyde formed in the heating and stirring from the mixture,
wherein
the heating and stirring, and the distilling off are performed continuously,
a total yield of 2-furaldehyde in mol %, based on a total mol number of hexose units supplied per hour, is at least 10.4%,
the solvent is at least one selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfone, sulfolane and phthalide, and
the solid acid catalyst is a composite oxide, wherein the composite oxide comprises two or more elements selected from the
group consisting of B, Al, Si, P, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Sn, a lanthanoid metal, Hf, Ta,
and W, and is not uniformly dissolved in the aprotic polar solvent under the heating reaction conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,249,257

COPOLYMER, ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, ORGANIC ELECTRICAL DEVICE, PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A copolymer, comprising:
a repeating unit represented by Formula (1A);
a repeating unit represented by Formula (1B); and
a repeating unit represented by Formula (1C),
where A represents an atom selected from elements of Group 16 of the periodic table,
each of Q1 and Q2 independently represents an atom selected from elements of Group 14 of the periodic table,

R1 represents a hydrocarbon group optionally having a heteroatom,

R2 represents an optionally substituted branched alkyl group,

R4 represents an optionally substituted linear alkyl group, optionally substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group, or optionally
substituted aromatic heterocyclic group,

each of R3 and R5 independently represents an optionally substituted branched alkyl group, optionally substituted linear alkyl group, optionally
substituted cycloalkyl group, optionally substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group, optionally substituted aliphatic heterocyclic
group, or optionally substituted aromatic heterocyclic group, and

at least one of a combination of R2 and R5 and a combination of R3 and R4 is a combination of groups that are different from each other, wherein a ratio of the repeating units represented by Formula
(1B) and a ratio of the repeating units represented by Formula (1C) each satisfies 1 mol % or more and 98 mol % or less.

US Pat. No. 9,203,106

PRODUCTION PROCESS OF DIFLUOROPHOSPHATE, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SECONDARY BATTERY

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A process for producing a nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprising;
forming a difluorophosphate by either,
(1) reacting (A) at least one member selected from the group consisting of an oxoacid of phosphorus, an oxoacid anhydride
of phosphorus and an oxyhalide of phosphorus with (b) a hexafluorophosphate in the presence of hydrogen fluoride, or

(2) reacting at least one halide selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal halide, an alkaline earth metal halide,
an aluminum halide and an onium halide with difluorophosphoric acid in the presence of a hexafluorophosphate, and

blending the difluorophosphate with an electrolytic solution comprising an electrolyte, and a nonaqueous solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,163,324

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE CRYSTAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a gallium nitride crystal, comprising:
placing in a reactor a starting material which comprises at least one of metal gallium and a nitride including gallium;
placing a seed crystal in the reactor; and
growing a gallium nitride crystal on a surface of the seed crystal in a presence of a nitrogen-containing solvent and a mineralizing
agent,

wherein the growing of the gallium nitride crystal comprises controlling a temperature and a pressure inside the reactor such
that the nitrogen-containing solvent is in a supercritical state and/or a subcritical state, the mineralizing agent includes
fluorine and at least one halogen element selected from the group consisting of chlorine, bromine and iodine, when the mineralizing
agent includes chlorine and fluorine, a molar concentration of chlorine is at least 5 times a molar concentration of fluorine
in the mineralizing agent, when the mineralizing agent includes bromine and fluorine, a molar concentration of bromine is
at least 0.5 times a molar concentration of fluorine in the mineralizing agent, and when the mineralizing agent includes iodine
and fluorine, a molar concentration of iodine is at least 0.5 times a molar concentration of fluorine in the mineralizing
agent.

US Pat. No. 9,394,397

BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYURETHANE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYESTER POLYOL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, comprising, in reacted form:
(I) a polyester polyol unit having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 4,000 and comprising, in reacted form:
an organic acid comprising three or more active hydrogen groups per molecule and having a pKa value at 25° C. of not more
than 3.7;

a dicarboxylic acid unit comprising a dicarboxylic acid other than the organic acid, wherein at least a portion of the dicarboxylic
acid is derived from biomass resources; and

an aliphatic diol unit,
wherein a content of the organic acid is more than 0% by mole and not more than 0.09% by mole relative to the dicarboxylic
acid unit; and

(II) a polyisocyanate unit.
US Pat. No. 9,196,903

NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE BATTERIES AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTIONS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous-electrolyte battery, comprising:
a current collector;
a positive electrode comprising an iron lithium phosphate of an olivine structure having the basic composition LiFePO4 as a positive-electrode active material;

a negative electrode comprising a negative-electrode active material capable of occluding and releasing lithium ions; and
a nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprising:
(1) a chain ether having 3-10 carbon atoms, in an amount of 5% by volume or higher and 70% by volume or less;
(2) vinylene carbonate, in an amount of 0.01% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less, based on an entire mass of the nonaqueous
electrolytic solution; and

(3) ethylene carbonate in an amount of 15% by volume or more and 40% by volume or less.

US Pat. No. 9,299,933

POLYMER AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polymer, comprising:
a repeating unit having a partial structure represented by formula (1):
and
a repeating unit having a crosslinking group,
wherein, in formula (1):
Ar1, Ar3, Ar4, and Ar5 each independently represent an aromatic hydrocarbon-cyclic group optionally having a substituent or an aromatic heterocyclic
group optionally having a substituent;

Ar2 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon-cyclic group optionally having a substituent, or an aromatic heterocyclic group optionally
having a substituent;

R1 represents an alkyl group optionally having a substituent, or an alkoxy group optionally having a substituent;

R2 to R7 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group optionally having a substituent, an alkoxy group optionally having
a substituent, an aromatic hydrocarbon-cyclic group optionally having a substituent, or an aromatic heterocyclic group optionally
having a substituent, wherein R2 and R3 may bond to each other to form a ring, R4 and R5 may bond to each other to form a ring, and R6 and R7 may bond to each other to form a ring;

l, m, and n each independently indicate an integer of from 0 to 2; and
multiple Ar1 to Ar5 or R2 to R7 may be the same or different.

US Pat. No. 9,153,841

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a positive electrode containing a positive-electrode active material;
a negative electrode containing a negative-electrode active material; and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution containing a solute
dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution further contains benzotrifluoride and an alkylene
diisocyanate compound and the content of benzotrifluoride is 5% by volume or more in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution except
the solute and
the negative-electrode active material contains silicon.
US Pat. No. 9,263,734

MULTILAYER-STRUCTURED CARBON MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION SECONDARY BATTERY NEGATIVE ELECTRODE, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR NONAQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MULTILA

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A multilayer-structured carbon material for a nonaqueous electrolytic solution secondary battery negative electrode, which
satisfies the following (a) and (b):
(a) (Void fraction calculated from DBP oil absorption)/(Void fraction calculated from tapping density) is less than 1.01;
and

(b) Surface oxygen content (O/C) determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is 1.5 atomic % or more.

US Pat. No. 9,496,585

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte solution comprising a lithium salt and a nonaqueous organic solvent, wherein said nonaqueous electrolyte
solution comprises a sulfonic acid ester of the formula (1):

wherein L represents a Z-valent organic group which may have a substituent;
R represents a chain hydrocarbon group having an unsaturated bond, which may have a substituent; and
Z is an integer of 1 or more, and when Z is 2 or more, each R may be the same or different, wherein when Z is 1, L is an alkynyl
group; and

wherein R and L do not combine with each other to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,382,378

POLYCARBONATE RESINS AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin obtained by condensation-polymerizing at least one dihydroxy compound including a dihydroxy compound
which has the portion represented by formula (1) as part of the structure thereof with a carbonic diester represented by formula
(2) in the presence of a catalyst, the catalyst comprising one or more compounds containing at least one metal selected from
the group consisting of lithium and the Group-2 metals of the long-form periodic table, the polycarbonate resin having a content
of the metal-containing compounds of 20 ?mol or less in terms of metal amount per mole of the dihydroxy compound and containing
an aromatic monohydroxy compound in an amount of 700 weight ppm or less,
?CH2—O?  (1)

wherein the case where the portion represented by formula (1) is part of —CH2—O—H is excluded,


wherein, in formula (2), A1and A2 each independently are a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group having 1-18 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted
aromatic group, and

wherein the polycarbonate resin has a total content of sodium, potassium, and cesium of 1 weight ppm or less in terms of metal
amount.

US Pat. No. 9,240,587

CARBON MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY-BATTERY NEGATIVE ELECTRODE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING THE SAME FOR NONAQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY, AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A carbon material, wherein:
the carbon material has an aspect ratio of 10 or less; and
an amount of CO eliminated from the carbon material during heating to 1,000° C., as determined with a temperature programmed
decomposition mass spectrometer (TPD-MS), is 2-15 ?mol/g.

US Pat. No. 9,231,277

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte mainly comprising a nonaqueous solvent and an electrolyte dissolved therein, wherein the nonaqueous
electrolyte comprises at least one aromatic compound having a halogen atom selected from the group consisting of, chlorobenzene,
1,2-dichlorobenzene, 1,3-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trifluorobenzene, 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene, 1,2,4,6-tetrafluorobenzene,
hexafluorobenzene, 2-fluorotoluene, 3-fluorotoluene, 4-fluorotoluene, fluoromethylbenzene, difluoromethylbenzene, trifluoromethylbenzene,
2-fluoro-1-trifluoromethylbenzene, 4-fluoro-1-trifluoromethylbenzene, 2-fluorobiphenyl, o-cyclohexylfluorobenzene and p-cyclohexylfluorobenzene,
and at least one metal salt of at least one of a monofluorophosphate and a difluorophosphate.

US Pat. No. 9,476,137

METAL OXIDE FILM, LAMINATE, METAL MEMBER AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Tohoku University, Senda...

1. A metal oxide film manufacturing method for manufacturing an amorphous barrier metal oxide film for use as a coating film
for protecting a structural member of a semiconductor or flat panel display manufacturing apparatus, said method comprising:
anodizing a metal or metal alloy containing aluminum as a main component in an anodization solution of pH 4 to 10 and at an
anodization voltage of 150V or greater, thereby obtaining the amorphous barrier metal oxide film on the structural member
of a semiconductor or the flat panel display manufacturing apparatus formed of an oxide of the metal or metal alloy containing
aluminum as the main component,

wherein the anodization solution comprises mainly at least one nonaqueous solvent selected from the group consisting of ethylene
glycol, diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, and tetraethylene glycol and the ratio of water to the nonaqueous solvent is
40 mass % or less based on the total amount of water and the total amount of the non-aqueous solvent, and wherein the anodization
solution further comprises at least one electrolyte selected from the group consisting of boric acid, phosphoric acid, organic
carboxylic acid, and salts thereof, and

wherein said metal or metal alloy containing aluminum has a total content of iron, copper, manganese, zinc, and chromium of
0.01 mass % or less,

wherein said amorphous barrier metal oxide film has a thickness of 10 nm to 1 ?m and a water release amount from said amorphous
barrier metal oxide film is 1E18 molecules/cm2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,302,203

CHROMATOGRAPHIC SEPARATION MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A chromatographic separation material comprising:
a cross-linked, organic polymer particle, wherein the cross-linked organic polymer particle is a styrene-based cross-linked
polymer and/or a (meth)acrylic-based polymer, and the weight of the cross-linking monomer is more than 10% of the total weight
monomers; and

a cyclofructan compound of Formula (I):

wherein:
n is 1-3;
each L is, independently,
OR,
CR3,

NR2R,

O—C(?O)—R,
O—C(?O)—NR2—R,

NR3C(?O)—NR2R, or

substituted with R;
each R is, independently,
H,
(C1-C20)alkyl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1,

(C3-C20)cycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1,

(C5-C50)aryl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1,

heteroaryl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1,

(C1-C20)alkoxy (C1-C20)alkyl group,

H2C?CH—(when L is O—C(?O)—R),

H2C?C(CH3)—(when L is O—C(?O)—R),

alkylenyl-N?C?O;
arylenyl-N?C?O;
—SO2R5 (when L is OR),

?SO3 (when L is OR),

(C5-C50)aryl(C1-C20) alkyl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1, or saccharide residue lacking a hydroxy group (when L is OR), or a covalent bond to cross-linked organic polymer;

R1 is, independently, (C1-C10)alkyl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R6, halo group, hydroxy group, —NR3R4, —COOR2, —COR2, nitro group, trihaloalkyl group, or —Si(OR2)3;

R2 is, independently, H or (C1-C10)alkyl group;

R3 is, independently, H or (C1-C10)alkyl group;

R4 is, independently, H or (C1-C10)alkyl group;

R5 is, independently, (C1-C20)alkyl group optionally substituted with 1-3 R1, (C5-C50)aryl optionally substituted with 1-3 R1, or heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-3 R1;

R6 is, independently, halo group, hydroxyl group, —NR3R4, —COOR2, —COR2, nitro group, trihaloalkyl group or —Si(OR2)3;

wherein at least one R is a covalent bond to the cross-linked organic polymer particle, and
wherein the chromatographic separation material is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein Polymer is the cross-linked organic polymer particle, CFs is the cyclofructan compound of Formula (I) having 6, 7 or 8 fructose moieties, and IP is isopropyl.

US Pat. No. 9,231,276

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTIONS AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE BATTERIES

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte solution, comprising:
(1) an electrolyte; and
(2) a nonaqueous solvent which dissolves the electrolyte,
wherein the nonaqueous solvent comprises, based on a total weight of the solvent:
(2a) from 0.001-10 wt % of a fluorinated cyclic carbonate selected from the group consisting of cis-4,5-difluoro-1,3-dioxolan-2-one,
trans-4,5-difluoro-1,3-dioxolan-2-one, and 4,4-difluoro-1,3-dioxolan-2-one; and

(2b) from 0.001-5 wt% of at least one dinitrile compound selected from the group consisting of malononitrile, succinonitrile,
glutaronitrile, adiponitrile, and fumaronitrile.

US Pat. No. 9,620,814

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte mainly comprising a nonaqueous solvent and an electrolyte dissolved therein, wherein the nonaqueous
electrolyte comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of saturated chain hydrocarbons, saturated
cyclic hydrocarbons and ethers having a fluorine atom, and further comprises at least one metal salt of at least one of a
monofluorophosphate and a difluorophosphate,
wherein the at least one compound selected from the group consisting of saturated chain hydrocarbons, saturated cyclic hydrocarbons
and ethers having a fluorine atom is contained in a total amount of 0.01-15% by mass based on the total mass of the nonaqueous
electrolyte,

wherein the metal salt of the monofluorophosphate and/or difluorophosphate is contained in a total amount of from 0.001% by
mass to 5% by mass based on the total mass of the nonaqueous electrolyte, and

wherein the saturated chain hydrocarbons have 5-20 carbon atoms, the saturated cyclic hydrocarbons have 3-20 carbon atoms,
and the ethers having a fluorine atom are expressed by a general formula R5—O—R6, in which the R5 is an alkyl group having 1-20 carbon atoms substituted with 1-30 fluorine atoms, and R6 is an alkyl group which has 1-20 carbon atoms and may have be substituted with substituents.

US Pat. No. 9,494,917

PROCESS CARTRIDGE FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SEPARATING PROCESS CARTRIDGE FROM IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A process cartridge to be mounted in an image forming apparatus body, the process cartridge comprising:
a casing; and
a photosensitive drum unit that is arranged inside the casing,
wherein the photosensitive drum unit includes a photosensitive drum and an end member which is arranged in at least one end
of the photosensitive drum,

wherein the end member includes a tubular bearing member and a shaft member which is held by the bearing member,
wherein the shaft member includes a turning shaft which is movable in an axial line direction,
wherein the casing is provided with a recessed operation portion which is used when a user draws out the process cartridge
from the image forming apparatus body, and

wherein the recessed operation portion has a blocked portion in a recessed part corresponding to the end member side engaging
with a drive shaft of the image forming apparatus body, from a center in a width direction that is a direction extending an
axial line of the photosensitive drum unit.

US Pat. No. 9,461,334

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolytic solution, comprising:
an electrolyte and a nonaqueous solvent, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution further comprising an aromatic compound represented
by Formula (I):


wherein:
R1 to R5 are independently hydrogen, a halogen, or an unsubstituted or halogen-substituted hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon
atoms;

R6 and R7 are independently a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, at least two of R1 to R7 may be bonded together to form a ring; and

Formula (I) satisfies at least one of the requirements (A) and (B):
(A) at least one of R1 to R5 is a halogen, or an unsubstituted or halogen-substituted hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,

(B) the total number of carbon atoms in R1 to R7 is 3 to 20.

US Pat. No. 9,385,334

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An organic electroluminescence light-emitting device, comprising:
a translucent substrate;
a first electrode formed on the translucent substrate;
an organic functional layer formed on the first electrode and including at least a luminescent layer;
a second electrode formed on the organic functional layer;
a sealing layer which comprises a thermoplastic resin and has been formed so as to cover at least the surfaces of the first
electrode, second electrode and organic functional layer;

a protective layer having flexibility and formed over the sealing layer; and
a hygroscopic layer which contains a desiccant and which has been disposed between the protective layer and the sealing layer
and formed so as to surround at least a luminescent region of the luminescent layer,

wherein the edge of the hygroscopic layer protrudes, along a horizontal direction, from the edge of the luminescent region
by 0.4 mm or longer and is shorter than the edge of the sealing layer, and

that region of the sealing layer, which is outside the edge of the luminescent region in which the hygroscopic layer is not
formed, has a thickness that is smaller than the thickness of the sealing layer which is located over the luminescent region.

US Pat. No. 9,421,534

PRODUCTION METHOD OF ?-OLEFIN LOW POLYMER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method of producing an ?-olefin polymer, the method comprising:
subjecting an ?-olefin to polymerization reaction in a solvent supplied to a reactor in the presence of a chromium catalyst;
and

adjusting a proportion of an inert gas in a gas phase of the reactor, such that the proportion of the inert gas is from 0.010
to 50.00% by volume, to obtain an ?-olefin polymer comprising 2 to 10 units of the ?-olefin as a monomer in polymerized form,

wherein:
the inert gas is nitrogen, a rare gas, or a mixture thereof;
an unreacted ?-olefin and the solvent are separated from a reaction liquid obtained by the polymerization reaction of the
?-olefin;

the solvent separated from the reaction liquid obtained by the polymerization reaction of the ?-olefin is circulated into
the reactor without passing through a tank containing the inert gas, such that inert gas existing in the gas phase part of
the tank is prevented from being dissolved in the solvent circulated into the reactor; and

the unreacted ?-olefin and the solvent separated from the reaction liquid are circulated into the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,391,278

POLYMER COMPOUND, CHARGE-TRANSPORTING POLYMER, COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ORGANIC EL LIGHT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polymer compound comprising a group represented by the following formula (1) as a side chain connecting to a carbon atom:

wherein
the carbon atom to which the group represented by formula (1) connects is a carbon atom that is the center of sp3 hybrid orbitals which is not a part of a cyclic structure,

wherein
the benzocyclobutene ring is optionally substituted, and the substituents may connect to each other to form a ring,
Ar1 represents an optionally substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group or an optionally substituted aromatic heterocyclic group,

n represents an integer of 1 to 6, and
n Ar1s may be the same or different.

US Pat. No. 9,093,716

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte, comprising:
(A) an electrolyte;
(B) a nonaqueous solvent dissolving the electrolyte;
(C) a salt of a monofluorophosphate ion of formula PO3F, a difluorophosphate ion of formula PO2F2, or a mixture thereof with at least one metal ion selected from a metal of Group 1 of the periodic table selected from lithium,
sodium, potassium, and cesium, a metal of Group 2 of the periodic table selected from magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium
and a metal of Group 13 of the periodic table selected from aluminum, gallium, indium, and thallium; and

(D) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of:

wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a fluorine atom, an alkyl group comprising 1-12 carbon atoms and optionally substituted with a fluorine
atom, or an alkoxy group comprising 1-12 carbon atoms and optionally substituted with a fluorine atom;

(ii) a nitrile compound;
(iii) an isocyanate compound;
(iv) a phosphazene compound;
(v) a disulfonic acid ester compound;
(vi) a sulfide compound;
(vii) a disulfide compound;
(viii) an acid anhydride;
(ix) a lactone compound comprising a substituent in the ?-position; and
(x) a compound comprising a carbon-carbon triple bond.

US Pat. No. 9,285,762

END MEMBER, ROTARY BODY UNIT AND PHOTORECEPTOR DRUM UNIT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end member to be mounted on an end of a cylindrical rotary body, the end member comprising:
a cylindrical-shaped body; and
a shaft connecting portion protruding from one end side of the body, wherein
the shaft connecting portion includes a penetration hole extending toward an axial line of the body, and no shaft connecting
portion exists at a portion of the body disposed opposed to the penetration hole across the axial line of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,120,974

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A ?-type sialon phosphor, comprising Si, Al, O, N, and Eu, wherein
an Al concentration in the phosphor ranges from 0.90 mass % or higher to 2.25 mass % or lower,
an O concentration ranges from 0.36 mass % or higher to 1.15 mass % or lower,
an Eu concentration ranges from 0.40 mass % or higher to 0.80 mass % or lower, and
a ratio (Al/O) of the Al concentration with respect to the O concentration ranges from 2.0 or higher to 3.0 or lower.

US Pat. No. 9,379,361

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT LIGHTING DEVICE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An organic electroluminescent element, comprising:
an anode;
a cathode; and
a luminescent layer between the anode and the cathode,
wherein at least the luminescent layer is formed according to a wet film formation method, and contains a charge-transporting
material and a luminescent material, in which the charge-transporting material includes a hole-transporting material and an
electron-transporting material each having a partial structure represented by formula (2-A) or formula (2-B),

wherein the luminescent material includes three or more kinds of luminescent materials of phosphorescent organic metal complex
compounds, and the combination of the basic skeleton of the ligands in the individual organic metal complex compounds have
differs between the three or more kinds of the organic metal complex compounds,

wherein the luminescent material has an emission spectrum having at least two kinds of emission maximums, and
wherein the organic electroluminescent element comprises a hole injecting and transporting layer provided between the anode
and the luminescent layer and adjacent to the luminescent layer:

wherein, in formula (2-A):
T represents an atom or an atomic group selected from —O—, —S—, —C(Ar21)(Ar22)—, —N(Ar23)—, and —Si(Ar24)(Ar25)—, wherein Ar21 to Ar25 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an aromatic ring group having from 3 to 30 carbon atoms and optionally having
a substituent, (Ar21 and Ar22) and (Ar24 and Ar25) may bond to each other to form a ring structure; and

Z3 to Z6 each independently represent a group ?CH— or a group ?N—

wherein, in formula (2-B):
T represents an atom or an atomic group selected from —O—, —S—, —C(Ar26)(Ar27)—, —N(Ar28)—, and —Si(Ar29)(Ar30)—, wherein Ar26 to Ar30 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an aromatic ring group having from 3 to 30 carbon atoms and optionally having
a substituent, (Ar26 and Ar27) and (Ar29 and Ar30) may bond to each other to form a ring structure; and

Z3 to Z6 each independently represent a group ?CH— or a group ?N—.

US Pat. No. 9,518,150

RESIN COMPOSITION, STRETCHED FILM, CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A resin composition, comprising a polymer having a divalent oligofluorene as a repeating unit, wherein:
the divalent oligofluorene contains at least two fluorene units optionally having a substituent;
9-positioned carbon atoms of the fluorene units bond to each other via a direct bond, via an alkylene group optionally having
a substituent, via an arylene group optionally having a substituent, or via an aralkylene group optionally having a substituent;
and

a ratio of a retardation measured at a wavelength of 450 nm (Re450) to a retardation measured at a wavelength of 550 nm (Re550)
satisfies formula (2):

Re450/Re550<1.0  (2).

US Pat. No. 9,083,058

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A main nonaqueous electrolytic solution, comprising:
an electrolyte; and
a nonaqueous solvent,
wherein the nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprises:
(A) a first nonaqueous electrolytic solution which comprises (a1) a compound of formula (1)

wherein
R1 represents an alkyl group comprising 1-12 carbon atoms, optionally substituted with at least one selected from the group consisting
of a halogen atom and a phenyl group, and

R2 to R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, and

(a2) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a cyclic carbonate comprising an unsaturated C?C bond, a
cyclic carbonate comprising a fluorine atom, a monofluorophosphoric acid salt, and a difluorophosphoric acid salt;

(a3) a cyclic carbonate selected from the group consisting of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate,
(a4) an asymmetric chain dialkyl carbonate, and
(a5) a symmetric chain dialkyl carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,733,564

COPOLYMERS FOR LITHOGRAPHY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, RESIST COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE WITH PATTERN FORMED THEREUPON, METHOD FOR EVALUATING COPOLYMERS, AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING COPOLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

6. A method for producing a substrate having a pattern formed thereon, the method comprising:
applying the resist composition according to claim 5 to a working surface of the substrate, thereby forming a resist film;
exposing the resist film to light, thereby forming an exposed resist film; and
developing the exposed resist film with a developing solution.
US Pat. No. 9,640,769

ORGANIC ELECTRIC FIELD LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION THEREFOR

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A composition for an organic electroluminescent device, comprising a phosphorescent material, a charge transport material,
and a solvent,
wherein each of the phosphorescent material and the charge transport material is independently an unpolymerized organic compound,
wherein at least one of the phosphorescent material and the charge transport material comprises two or more different materials,
wherein the first oxidation potential of the phosphorescent material ED+,

the first reduction potential of the phosphorescent material ED?,

the first oxidation potential of the charge transport material ET+, and

the first reduction potential of the charge transport material ET?
satisfy the following condition:
ED?+0.1?ET?
wherein when the composition contains two or more different charge transport materials, the first oxidation potential of the
charge transport material ET+ refers to the first oxidation potential of a charge transport material which has the smallest first oxidation potential,
and the first reduction potential of the charge transport material ET? refers to the first reduction potential of a charge transport material which has the largest first reduction potential,

wherein when the composition contains two or more different phosphorescent materials, the first oxidation potential of the
phosphorescent material ED+ refers to the first oxidation potential of a phosphorescent material which has the smallest first oxidation potential, and
the first reduction potential of the phosphorescent material ED? refers to the first reduction potential of a phosphorescent material which has the largest first reduction potential,

wherein the first oxidation potential and the first reduction potential are determined by cyclic voltammetry, wherein a tested
material is dissolved in an organic solvent containing 0.1 mol/L of a supporting electrolyte to yield a 0.1 to 2 mM solution,
oxygen is removed from the solution by bubbling of dry nitrogen, degassing under reduced pressure, or application of ultrasound,
the solution in an electrically neutral state is subjected to electrolytic oxidation or reduction using a working electrode
and a counter electrode at a sweep rate of 100 mV/sec, the potential of a first peak detected in the electrolytic oxidation
or reduction is compared with the oxidation/reduction potential of a reference material, thereby determining the oxidation
or reduction potential of the tested material, and the oxidation or reduction potential thus determined is further converted
into a value versus saturated calomel electrode (SCE) as the reference electrode, and the converted value is defined as the
first oxidation or reduction potential.

US Pat. No. 9,193,823

POLYCARBONATE COPOLYMER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate copolymer containing a constitutional unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following
formula (1) and a constitutional unit derived from an alicyclic dihydroxy compound:
wherein
the ratio of the dihydroxy compound represented by formula (1) and the alicyclic dihydroxy compound to all dihydroxy compounds
constituting the polycarbonate copolymer is 90 mol % or more and

the Abbe number of the polycarbonate copolymer is 50 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,072,172

FLEXIBLE VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED PRODUCT, ELECTRIC WIRE COATING MATERIAL, AND COATED ELECTRIC WIRE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A flexible vinyl chloride resin composition, comprising:(A) a vinyl chloride resin;
(B) a powdered processing aid for a flexible vinyl chloride resin, comprising an alkyl methacrylate copolymer obtained by polymerizing of from 10 mass % to 100 mass % of alkyl methacrylate for which an alkyl group of an alkyl ester portion contains a C3 to C5 branched alkyl group, from 0 mass % to 90 mass % of methyl methacrylate, and from 0 mass % to 20 mass % of other copolymerizable monomers; and
(C) a plasticizer,
wherein, based on 100 parts by mass of the (A), a content of the (B) is from 0.1 parts by mass to 20 parts by mass and a content of the (C) is from 25 parts by mass to 150 parts by mass.

US Pat. No. 9,976,229

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a nitride single crystal, the method comprising:growing a nitride crystal on the surface of a seed crystal having a hexagonal crystal structure in a reaction vessel comprising. therein the seed crystal, a nitrogen-containing solvent, a mineralizer comprising a fluorine atom, and a raw material, at a pressure in the reaction vessel of 5 to 177 MPa with the nitrogen-containing solvent in at least one of a supercritical state and a subcritical state,
wherein in the reaction vessel, the temperature of a region where the raw material is dissolved is lower than the temperature of a region where the nitride crystal is grown on the surface of the seed crystal, and
wherein one or both of the following conditions apply:
a) the pressure in the reaction vessel is 10 to 156 MPa;
b) the temperature of the region where the raw material is dissolved is lower than the temperature of the region where the nitride crystal is grown on the surface of the seed crystal by 30° C. - 150° C.
US Pat. No. 9,520,616

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte composition, comprising:
an electrolyte; and
a nonaqueous solvent comprising from 0.01% to 10% by mass of a cyclic carbonate having a halogen atom, based on the mass of
the nonaqueous solvent;

from 0.01 to 70% by mass of a carbonate having an unsaturated bond and optionally a halogen atom, based on the mass of the
composition; and

from 0.001 to 5% by mass of a monofluorophosphate and/or a difluorophosphate, based on the mass of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,508,648

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAMINATE, AND INTERLAYER FILLER FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAMINATE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A three-dimensional integrated circuit laminate, which comprises a semiconductor substrate laminate having at least two
semiconductor substrates each having a semiconductor device layer formed thereon laminated, has a first interlayer filler
layer containing a resin (A) and an inorganic filler (B) and having a thermal conductivity of at least 0.8 W/(m·K) between
the semiconductor substrates, and has a second interlayer filler layer coma a resin (a) and an inorganic filler (b) is formed
between the semiconductor substrate laminate and the organic substrate, wherein the semiconductor substrate laminate is mounted
on an organic substrate, said first interlayer filler layer is obtained from a composition containing from 50 to 400 parts
by weight of an inorganic filler (B), from 0.1 to 60 parts by weight of a curing agent (C) and from 0.1 to 10 parts by weight
of a flux (D) per 100 parts by weight of a resin (A), the resin (A) is a plurality of epoxy resins differing in the structural
units in combination, and the inorganic filler (B) has an average particle size of at least 0.1 ?m and at most 10 ?m, a maximum
particle size of at most 10 ?m, and a thermal conductivity of at least 2 W/(m·K).

US Pat. No. 9,400,484

BEARING MEMBER, END MEMBER, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT, DEVELOPING ROLLER UNIT, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, INTERMEDIATE MEMBER, AND BEARING MEMBER BODY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A bearing member configured to be fitted in an end portion of a columnar rotary body, wherein a shaft member is attachable
to the bearing member, the bearing member comprising:
a body that includes a cylindrical body and a holding portion which is arranged inside the cylindrical body; and
an intermediate member that is held by the holding portion of the body, wherein
the holding portion includes an intermediate member guide which guides the intermediate member so that the intermediate member
rotates,

the intermediate member includes a portion in which the shaft member is arranged, and
the intermediate member includes a portion to receive a rotation force from the shaft member.

US Pat. No. 9,225,005

POSITIVE-ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY-BATTERY, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A lithium-transition metal compound powder, comprising:
a lithium-transition metal compound capable of an insertion and elimination of lithium ions,
wherein an inner part of particles in the powder comprises a compound that, when analyzed by an SEM-EDX method, has a peak
derived from a Group-16 element of the third or later periods of the periodic table and an element of the Group-5 to Group-7
elements of the fifth and sixth periods of the periodic table, and

the powder is suitable for a positive-electrode material of a lithium secondary battery, wherein the lithium-transition metal
compound is a powder comprising secondary particles that comprise primary particles of two or more compositions, and

an inner part of the secondary particles comprises primary particles of a compound that, when analyzed by an SEM-EDX method,
has peaks derived from a Group-16 element of the third or later periods of the periodic table and an element of the Group-5
to Group-7 elements of the fifth and sixth periods of the periodic table,

wherein a molar ratio of sum of S, Se, Te and Po to the a sum of metallic elements other than Li, S, Se, Te, Po, Mo, W, Nb,
Ta, and Re in surface parts of the secondary particles is not more than 500 times a molar ratio of a sum of S, Se, Te and
Po to a sum of metallic elements other than Li, S, Se, Te, Po, Mo, W, Nb, Ta and Re in an entirety of the secondary particles.

US Pat. No. 9,214,633

CONJUGATED POLYMER, INSOLUBILIZED POLYMER, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT MATERIAL, COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT, POLYMER PRODUCTION PROCESS, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT, ORGANIC EL DISPLAY AND

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A conjugated polymer comprising a repeating unit represented by the following formula (I), wherein
said conjugated polymer has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 20,000 or more and a dispersity (Mw/Mn, here Mn indicates
a number average molecular weight) of 2.40 or less:

wherein m represents an integer of 0 to 3,
each of Ar11 and Ar12 independently represents a direct bond, an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, or an aromatic heterocyclic
group which may have a substituent, and

each of Ar13 to Ar15 independently represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, or an aromatic heterocyclic group which
may have a substituent,

provided that both Ar11 and Ar12 do not represent a direct bond, and

said conjugated polymer comprises an insolubilizing group as a substituent and which is at least one of a cycloether group,
a vinyl ether group, or an arylvinylcarbonyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,127,372

PRESSURE VESSEL FOR GROWING SINGLE CRYSTALS

THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LT...

1. A pressure vessel for growing single crystals by solvothermal method, the pressure vessel comprising:
a pressure vessel body made of a heat-resistant alloy for maintaining a supercritical state, the pressure vessel body including
an opening;

a corrosion-resistant mechanical lining provided on an inner face of the pressure vessel body and on an entire outer circumferential
edge of the opening; and

a cover for sealing the opening under a condition that the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed on the outer circumferential
edge of the opening is used as an airtight mating face,

wherein the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining is composed by joining the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed
on the outer circumferential edge of the opening and the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed on the inner face of
the pressure vessel body, a joining portion of which being distant from a corner portion of the corrosion-resistant mechanical
lining,

wherein:
the joining portion is located on the inner face of the pressure vessel body;
the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining includes a first portion formed on the inner face of the pressure vessel body having
a first wall thickness and a second portion formed on the inner face of the pressure vessel body having a second wall thickness;

the first wall thickness is greater than the second wall thickness; and
the first portion is closer to the opening of the pressure vessel body than the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,072,207

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING EQUIPMENT USING PHOSPHOR

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A light source, comprising:a light-emitting source; and
at least one phosphor;
wherein:
the phosphor comprises an inorganic compound which is a composition containing at least M Element, A Element, D Element, E Element, and X Element;
the M Element is one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Er, Tm, and Yb;
the A Element is one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of divalent metal elements other than M Element;
the D Element is one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of tetravalent metal elements;
the E Element is one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of trivalent metal elements;
the X Element is one or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of O, N, and F; and
the inorganic compound is a composition given by:
MaAbDcEdXe where:a+b=1;
0.00001?a?0.1;
0.5?c?1.8;
0.5?d?1.8;
0.8×(2/3+4/3×c+d)?e; and
e?1.2×(2/3+4/3×c+d.

US Pat. No. 9,708,498

AZO COMPOUND, INK CONTAINING AZO COMPOUND, DISPLAY INCLUDING SAID INK AND ELECTRONIC PAPER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An ink comprising: a solvent having a relative permittivity, measured at a frequency of 1 kHz and a temperature of 22°
C., of 3 or less and a solubility in water at 25° C. of 20 mg/L or less; and an azo compound represented by the following
general formula (1):

wherein in the general formula (1),
R1 represents any substituent,

R2 represents a hydrogen atom or any substituent,

R3 and R4 each independently represent an alkyl group which may have a substituent, ring A represents general formula (2),

X represents a nitrogen atom, a methine group, or a methine group having a substituent, and general formula (2) is represented
by the following formula:


wherein in the general formula (2),
R5 represents a hydrogen atom or any substituent


US Pat. No. 9,556,307

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing polybutylene terephthalate, the method comprising:
(a) subjecting a diol component comprising a biomass-derived raw material 1,4-butanediol having a nitrogen content of from
0.01 to 20 ppm by mass and a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid or an alkyl terephthalate to an esterification
reaction or ester-exchange reaction,

(b) subjecting the reactant obtained in (a) to a polycondensation reaction, thereby obtaining polybutylene terephthalate,
and

further comprising directly producing the biomass-derived raw material 1,4-butanediol or a biomass-derived crude 1,4-butanediol
from at least one carbon source selected from the group consisting of glucose, fructose, xylose, and saccharose by a fermentation
method, and

obtaining the biomass-derived raw material 1,4-butanediol by purifying the biomass-derived crude 1,4-butanediol before the
subjecting (a),

wherein a content of gamma butyrolactone in the biomass-derived raw material 1,4-butanediol is from 1 to 100 ppm by mass.
US Pat. No. 9,434,706

1,4-BUTANEDIOL-CONTAINING COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A 1,4-butanediol-containing composition having a concentration of 1,4-butanediol of 99.00% by weight or more and not more
than 99.99% by weight and containing 2-pyrrolidone or N-methylpyrrolidone in a concentration, as converted into a nitrogen
atom, of from 1.0 to 25 ppm by weight, wherein the 1,4-butanediol-containing composition is used to produce tetrahydrofuran.
US Pat. No. 9,146,484

TONERS FOR ELECTROSTATIC-IMAGE DEVELOPMENT

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for making an emulsion polymerized agglomerated toner comprising a crosslinked styrene resin binder, the method
comprising
(1) polymerization, which is carried out by seed polymerization in the presence of a dispersion of a wax in the form of particles
having an average diameter of from 0.01 ?m to 3 ?m and a redox initiator, wherein the wax is at least one member selected
from the group consisting of an olefin wax, an ester wax having a long chain alkyl group, a ketone having a long chain alkyl
group, and a long chain aliphatic alcohol, thereby forming a latex of primary particles comprising said crosslinked styrene
resin and said wax,

(2) mixing said latex of primary particles and a dispersion of colorant particles, thereby forming an emulsion polymerized
latex having a peroxide value of at most 30,

(3) flocculating primary particles of the emulsion polymerized latex thereby forming agglomerates of primary particles,
(4) fusing the primary particles of the agglomerates to one another, and
(5) washing and drying the fused agglomerates, thereby forming said toner, the toner having a volume average particle diameter
of from 3 to 8 ?m,

and
wherein an odor index as calculated from the contents of aliphatic aldehydes in the toner measured by gas chromatography and
the odor threshold values of the aliphatic aldehydes, is at most 300.

US Pat. No. 9,080,009

BIOMASS-RESOURCE-DERIVED POLYESTER AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A biomass-resource derived succinic acid comprising a nitrogen atom content of 0.01 ppm to 50 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,741

CHARGE TRANSPORT SUBSTANCE, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising:a conductive support; and
at least a photosensitive layer formed over the support, wherein the photosensitive layer comprises:
a positional-isomer mixture consisting of isomers each represented by formula (2); and
oxytitanium phthalocyanine having a crystal form which, when examined by X-ray powder diffractometry using a CuK? characteristic X-ray line, gives a spectrum which shows diffraction peaks at Bragg angles (2?±0.2°) of at least 24.1° and 27.2:

wherein R9 and R10 each independently represent an alkyl group, and R11 to R17 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an alkoxy group, and n2 represents an integer of 2-5, and 1 and m each independently represent an integer of 1-5, and
wherein the isomers are two or more positional isomers selected from the group consisting of:
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the ortho position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2);
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2); and
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the para position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2).

US Pat. No. 9,670,359

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition comprising a polycarbonate resin and a coloring agent, wherein said polycarbonate resin
composition has an L* value of 6 or less as measured by the reflected light method of JIS K7105
wherein the polycarbonate resin is obtained by polycondensation of a cyclic ether structure-containing dihydroxy compound
represented by the following formula (3):


an aliphatic dihydroxy compound having a carbon number of 2 to 12; and
a carbonic acid diester represented by the following formula (2):

in formula (2), A1 and A2 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group having a carbon number of 1 to 18 or a substituted
or unsubstituted aromatic group, and A1 and A2 may be the same or different.

US Pat. No. 9,359,498

AIRBAG HOUSING COVER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An airbag housing cover containing a thermoplastic elastomer composition which contains the following components (A) and
(B) and contains from 10 to 300 parts by weight of the component (B) per 100 parts by weight of the component (A) and in which
the melt flow rate at a measurement temperature of 230° C. and a measurement load of 21.18 N is from 5 to 50 g/10 min:
Component (A): a polypropylene-based resin
Component (B): an olefin-based block copolymer containing a polymer block composed of ethylene and an ethylene ?-olefin copolymer
block.

US Pat. No. 9,349,961

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT MATERIAL, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT COMPOSITION, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polymer, which has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 20,000 or more and a degree of dispersion (Mw/Mn) of 2.5
or less, comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (1) and a cross-linkable group:
wherein:
Ar11 is a biphenylene group or a terphenylene group,

Ar12 and Ar13 each independently represents a divalent aromatic group which may have a substituent,

Ar14 and Ar15 each independently represents an aromatic group which may have a substituent,

Ar16 and Ar17 each independently represents a direct bond or a divalent aromatic group which may have a substituent, with the proviso that
at least one of Ar16 and Ar17 represents a divalent aromatic group which may have a substituent,

R11 and R12 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group which may have a substituent, or an alkoxy group which may have
a substituent,

r represents an integer of from 0 to 5, and
R11 and R12 may be connected to each other to form a ring structure,

wherein the repeating unit represented by the above-described general formula (1) may contain the cross-linkable group, and
wherein the cross-linkable group is at least one group selected from the group T of the following cross-linkable groups:
wherein:
R21 to R23 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group which may have a substituent,

Ar21 represents an aromatic group which may have a substituent,

X1, X2, and X3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, and

R24 represents a hydrogen atom or a vinyl group,

wherein the benzocyclobutene ring may have substituent(s), and the substituents may be connected to each other to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,340,472

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONJUGATED DIENE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a conjugated diene, comprising:
feeding a raw material gas comprising a monoolefin having a carbon atom number of 4 or more and a molecular oxygen-containing
gas in a heat-exchange-type reactor having a molybdenum-containing metal oxide catalyst; and

performing an oxidative dehydrogenation reaction while removing reaction heat with a coolant, thereby producing a corresponding
conjugated diene,

wherein an amount of molybdenum adhered onto a cooling heat transfer surface within the reactor is kept at not more than 20
mg/m2, and

wherein a surface roughness Ra of a cooling heat transfer surface within the reactor is not more than 3 ?m, and a temperature
difference between a reaction temperature and a coolant temperature is in a range from 5 to 220° C.

US Pat. No. 9,284,289

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TETRAHYDROFURAN

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. (I) A method for producing tetrahydrofuran, comprising feeding 1,4-butanediol to a reactor and performing a cyclodehydration
reaction in the presence of an acid catalyst to obtain tetrahydrofuran, wherein a water concentration in a in-reactor liquid
phase is within a range of 1.4 to 10 wt %;
(II) a method for producing tetrahydrofuran, comprising feeding 1,4-butanediol containing 2-(4-hydroxybutoxy)-tetrahydrofuran
to a reactor and performing a cyclodehydration reaction in the presence of an acid catalyst to obtain tetrahydrofuran, wherein
a ? value of the following formula (1) is within a range of 0.001 to 0.5:

?=B/(W·T)   (1)
(in formula (1), T represents a reaction time (hr), B represents a cumulative weight (g) of 2-(4-hydroxybutoxy)-tetrahydrofuran
in the reaction time T, and W represents an in-reactor liquid-phase water weight (g) in the reaction time T); or
(III) a method for producing tetrahydrofuran, comprising feeding 1,4-butanediol to a reactor and performing a cyclodehydration
reaction in the presence of an acid catalyst to obtain tetrahydrofuran, wherein the cyclodehydration reaction is performed
by a reaction distillation method and a 2-hydroxytetrahydrofuran concentration in the in-reactor liquid phase is within a
range of 500 ppm by weight or less.

US Pat. No. 9,835,961

PHTHALOCYANINE CRYSTAL, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A phthalocyanine composition, comprising:
oxytitanium phthalocyanine, and
an aromatic compound comprising an oxygen atom-comprising group and a halogen atom having an atomic weight of 30 or more,
wherein the phthalocyanine composition is obtained by a process comprising bringing a low-crystalline or amorphous phthalocyanine
comprising oxytitanium into contact with the aromatic compound comprising an oxygen atom-containing group and a halogen atom
having an atomic weight of 30 or more as substituents, thereby converting a crystal form of the phthalocyanine;

wherein the oxytitanium phthalocyanine has a main diffraction peak at Bragg angle (2?±0.2°) of 27.2° toward CuK? characteristic
X-ray of wavelength 1.541 angstroms;

wherein the phthalocyanine composition has, as a combination of definite peaks at Bragg angle (2?±0.2°) of 27.2° toward CuK?
characteristic X-ray of wavelength 1.541 angstroms:

(i) 9.6°, 24.1°, 27.2°,
(ii) 9.5°, 9.7°, 24.1°, 27.2°,
or
(iii) 9.0°, 14.2°, 23.9°, 27.1°;
and
wherein the low-crystalline or amorphous phthalocyanine is obtained by a chemical treatment process.

US Pat. No. 9,822,917

TUBE END CONNECTOR AND ZEOLITE SEPARATION MEMBRANE ELEMENT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method to connect an end portion of a tubular zeolite separation membrane which comprises:
covering both an outer surface of an end portion of a first tubular member and an outer surface of an end portion of a second
tubular member with a third member to connect the end portion of the first tubular member and the end portion of the second
tubular member, and

covering the third member with a covering member,
wherein the first tubular member is a zeolite separation membrane in which zeolite crystals are formed on a tubular porous
ceramic support,

wherein the third member has solvent resistance and swelling property to solvent, and
wherein the covering member compromises a thermally shrinkable tube.

US Pat. No. 9,518,337

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND NITRIDE CRYSTAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A GaN starting material for producing a GaN crystal, comprising:
a material having an angle of repose and comprising a plurality of polycrystalline GaN particles having a maximum diameter
of from 0.5 to 1 mm,

wherein the material has a bulk density of from 0.7 to 4.5 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 9,252,457

NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE AND NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous liquid electrolyte suitable for use in a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery, wherein the non-aqueous
liquid electrolyte comprises:
5 wt % to 20 wt % of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of fluoroethylene carbonate, 4-(fluoromethyl)-ethylene
carbonate, 4,4-difluoroethylene carbonate and 4,5-difluoroethylene carbonate, and

0.01 wt % to 5 wt % of at least one compound represented by formula (E-1):
wherein
Xe represents a halogen atom, alkyl group or aryl group, wherein when Xe is an alkyl group or aryl group, it may be further substituted with a halogen atom, alkyl group or aryl group,

n represents an integer of 1 or larger and 6 or smaller, wherein when n is 2 or larger, the two or more of Xe may be the same or different from each other, wherein two or more Xe may be connected to each other to form a ring structure or a cage structure.

US Pat. No. 9,411,296

END PORTION MEMBER, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end portion member which is disposed at an end portion of a photosensitive drum unit that is detachably mounted to an
image forming apparatus body which includes a driving shaft having a recessed portion which is a twisted hole with a substantially
triangular cross-sectional shape, comprising:
a cylindrical or columnar bearing member that engages with and separates from the recessed portion,
wherein the bearing member has no undercut portion on an outer peripheral surface in a direction along an axis, and while
the bearing member is in an attitude of being engaged into the recessed portion, at any part where the bearing member comes
into contact with the recessed portion, a cross-sectional area occupancy ratio, which is a degree of area occupied by a cross-section
of the bearing member with respect to a cross-section of the recessed portion in a cross-section orthogonal to a direction
in which the axis extends, is 15% or higher and 75% or less, and

an outer peripheral shape of the bearing member in a cross-section orthogonal to the direction in which the axis extends is
a hexagon, and a radius of a circumscribed circle of the hexagon of the bearing member is r1g, and when a hexagon is formed by sides enclosed by a triangle formed at an opening of the recessed portion when the recessed
portion is viewed from a front in the axial direction and a triangle formed at a bottom of the recessed portion, a radius
of an inscribed circle of the hexagon of the recessed portion is r2h,

r1g?r2h>0.

US Pat. No. 9,296,899

PHTHALOCYANINE CRYSTAL, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A phthalocyanine composition, comprising:
phthalocyanine, and
an aromatic aldehyde compound,
wherein the phthalocyanine composition is obtained by a process comprising bringing a low-crystalline or amorphous phthalocyanine
comprising oxytitanium phthalocyanine into contact with the aromatic aldehyde compound in the presence of water, thereby converting
a crystal form of phthalocyanine;

wherein the phthalocyanine composition has a main diffraction peak at Bragg angle (2?±0.2°) of 27.2° toward CuK? characteristic
X-ray of wavelength 1.541 angstroms;

the phthalocyanine composition has, as a combination of definite peaks at Bragg angle (2?±0.2°) toward CuK? characteristic
X-ray of wavelength 1.541 angstroms:

(i) 9.6°, 24.1°, 27.2°,
(ii) 9.5°, 9.7°, 24.1°, 27.2°,
or
(iii) 9.0°, 14.2°, 23.9°, 27.1°;
and
the low-crystalline or amorphous phthalocyanine is obtained by a chemical treatment process.

US Pat. No. 9,268,303

BEARING MEMBER, END MEMBER, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT, DEVELOPING ROLLER UNIT, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, INTERMEDIATE MEMBER, AND BEARING MEMBER BODY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A bearing member configured to be arranged in an end portion of a columnar rotary body, wherein a shaft member is attachable
to the bearing member, the bearing member comprising:
a body that includes a cylindrical body and a holding portion which is arranged inside the cylindrical body; and
an intermediate member that is held by the holding portion of the body, wherein
the holding portion includes an intermediate member guide which guides the intermediate member so that the intermediate member
rotates,

the intermediate member includes a portion in which the shaft member is arranged,
the intermediate member further comprises a protruding guide member disposed therein, and
the intermediate member guide is a guide surface on which the guide member slides, and at least a portion of the guide surface
is a curved surface,

wherein
a guide member insertion groove is disposed in the holding portion for causing the guide member to reach the guide surface,
the guide member insertion groove includes a snap-fit structure which is a portion narrower than an outer shape of the guide
member,

a groove into which a portion of a shaft member is inserted is disposed in the intermediate member, and
the groove includes a snap-fit structure which is a portion narrower than an outer shape of the inserted portion of the shaft
member.

US Pat. No. 10,131,761

GLITTERING RESIN COMPOSITION AND DECORATED SHEET

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A glittering resin composition, comprising:a polycarbonate resin consisting of structural units derived:
(I) from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2)

 and
(II) from at least one alicyclic dihydroxy compound; and
glittering particles in an amount of 0.1 parts by weight or more and 10 parts by weight or less per 100 parts by weight of the polycarbonate resin,
wherein:
the polycarbonate resin does not comprise structural units derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound,
a content of the structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2) is from 30% by mole to 90% by mole,
a retention of a weight-average molecular weight of the glittering resin composition is 90% or more, relative to a weight-average molecular weight of the polycarbonate resin consisting of structural units derived (I) from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2) and (II) from at least one alicyclic dihydroxy compound before the glittering particles are added thereto,
the glittering particles have an average particle diameter of from 20 ?m to 100 ?m and an average thickness of from 1 ?m to 10 ?m,
the glittering particles are (i) inorganic particles other than metal particles, (ii) inorganic particles coated with a metal or a metal oxide, or (iii) metal particles,
said (i) inorganic particles other than metal particles are at least one member selected from the group consisting of glass flakes, alumina flakes, silica flakes and mica flakes,
said (iii) metal particles are at least one member selected from the group consisting of silver flakes, nickel flakes, gold flakes, titanium flakes and aluminum flakes,
the polycarbonate resin has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 80° C. or higher but lower than 145° C., and
a reduced viscosity of the polycarbonate resin is 0.30 to 1.20 dL/g.

US Pat. No. 9,541,238

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, BACKLIGHT, COLOR IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND PHOSPHOR TO BE USED FOR THEM

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

21. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising a phosphor,
wherein the phosphor comprises a crystal phase having a chemical composition represented by the formula (1?):
MI?2MIV?F6:R  (1?)
wherein
MI? is at least one element selected from the group consisting of K and Na,

MIV? is at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Groups 4 and 14 of the Periodic Table comprising at least
Si, and

R is an activated element comprising at least Mn, and
wherein the proportion of Mn based on the total mols of MIV? and Mn is at least 0.1 mol % and at most 6 mol % and the specific surface area is at most 1.3 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,400,438

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising a conductive support and a photosensitive layer provided thereon, wherein
the electrophotographic photoreceptor comprises an outermost layer which contains a charge transport substance represented
by the following formula (1) and a compound represented by the following formula (5):

wherein Ar1 to Ar5 each independently represent an aryl group which may have a substituent, Ar6 to Ar9 each is a 1,4-phenylene group which may have a substituent, and m and n each independently represent an integer of 1 to 3;


wherein R9 to R11 each independently represent an alkyl group, A represents a cyclohexane ring or benzene ring, X represents a single bond,
—CH2—, or —CH2OCO—, and i to k each independently represent an integer of 0 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,182,731

END-SIDE MEMBER, PHOTORECEPTOR DRUM UNIT AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end-side member to be arranged at an end of a photoreceptor drum unit which is detachably attached to an image forming
apparatus body, the image forming apparatus body including a drive shaft having a concave portion, wherein the concave portion
is a hole having a triangular cross-sectional shape and twisted in an extending direction of an axial line of the drive shaft
and a projection member projecting from the concave portion along the axis of the drive shaft, the end-side member comprising:
a convex-shaped bearing member which is engageable with and disengageable from the concave portion,
wherein a depression to be engaged with a rim of an opening of the concave portion is formed in at least a part of an outer
circumferential surface of the bearing member,

wherein a hole extends along an axis of the end-side member, and
wherein the projection member that projects from the concave portion is configured to be inserted into the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,112,096

METHOD FOR PRODUCING GROUP-III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTAL, GROUP-III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A group III nitride semiconductor substrate, comprising:
a substrate body comprising a group III nitride semiconductor crystal and having a surface which is a non-polar plane,
wherein the non-polar plane has an area of at least 1 cm2, a dislocation line detected in observation from a side of the non-polar plane according to a cathodeluminescence method
in a vicinity of the surface of the non-polar plane has a length of at most 10 ?m, the non-polar plane is a {10-10} plane,
and a crystal plane of the group III nitride semiconductor crystal has a radius of curvature of at least 15 m as measured
through XRD.

US Pat. No. 9,096,945

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND NITRIDE CRYSTAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a nitride crystal, comprising:
charging into a reactor a nitride crystal starting material that contains tertiary particles having a maximum diameter of
from 1 to 120 mm and formed through aggregation of secondary particles having a maximum diameter of from 100 to 1000 ?m; and

growing a crystal in the presence of a solvent in a supercritical state and/or a subcritical state in the reactor,
wherein the nitride crystal starting material charged into the reactor is present in a starting material charging region of
the reactor, and the nitride crystal starting material present in the starting material charging region has a bulk density
of from 0.7 to 4.5 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 9,862,824

CARBON FIBER SIZING AGENT, AQUEOUS DISPERSION THEREOF, CARBON FIBER BUNDLE APPLIED WITH SIZING AGENT, SHEET-LIKE ARTICLE COMPRISING CARBON FIBER BUNDLE, AND CARBON FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A sizing agent for carbon fiber, comprising:
a compound (A) having at least one epoxy group in the molecule, which is an ester between an epoxy compound having plural
epoxy groups in the molecule and an unsaturated monobasic acid;

a bifunctional type urethane acrylate oligomer (B) that gives a cured product having a tensile elongation of 40% or higher
when measured by steps (i)-(iv):

(i) applying a mixture of 97 g of the bifunctional type urethane acrylate oligomer (B) and 3 g of 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenylpropan-1-one
as a curing agent on a glass substrate;

(ii) obtaining a coating film having a thickness of 100 ?m;
(iii) curing the coating film by irradiation with ultraviolet radiation for 5 seconds from a position 10 cm away from the
coating film, using an ozone type lamp (80 W/cm); and

(iv) measuring tensile elongation using the cured coating film according to JIS K7127 (specimen type 5) at a tensile rate
of 300 mm/min; and

a polyurethane resin (C) that produces a dried coating film having a tensile elongation of from 350% to 900% and a tensile
strength of from 10 MPa to 50 MPa when measured by steps (v)-(vii):

(v) applying the polyurethane resin (C) on a glass plate;
(vi) drying the applied polyurethane resin (C) at room temperature for 15 hours;
(vii) heating at 80° C. for 6 hours;
(viii) subjecting to a heating treatment at 120° C. for 20 minutes;
(ix) obtaining a coating film having a thickness of 500 ?m; and
(x) measuring tensile elongation and tensile strength according to JIS K 7127 at a tensile rate of 300 mm/min;wherein:
the mass ratio of the content of the compound (A) and the urethane acrylate oligomer (B) is from 1/3 to 2/1 as a ratio of
urethane acrylate oligomer (B)/compound (A),

the proportion of the total amount of the compound (A) and the urethane acrylate oligomer (B) in all of the sizing components
is 20% by mass or more, and

the proportion of the polyurethane resin (C) in all of the sizing components is from 5% by mass to 50% by mass.

US Pat. No. 9,847,298

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAMINATE, AND INTERLAYER FILLER FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAMINATE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A three-dimensional integrated circuit laminate, which comprises a semiconductor substrate laminate having at least two
semiconductor substrates each having a semiconductor device layer formed thereon laminated, and has an interlayer filler layer
containing a resin (A) and at least two types of inorganic filler (B) and having a thermal conductivity of at least 0.8 W/(m
·K) between the semiconductor substrates, wherein the epoxy resin (A) comprises a plurality of epoxy resins differing in the
structural units and wherein each type of inorganic filler of said at least two types of inorganic filler (B) differ based
on the average particle size wherein a smaller inorganic filler (B) has an average particle size ranging from 0.1 to 3 ?m
and a larger inorganic filler (B) has an average particle size ranging from 1 to 10 ?m such that the smaller inorganic filler
(B) has an average particle size that is less than the average particle size of the larger inorganic filler (B).

US Pat. No. 9,817,200

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE AND SENSOR

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An optical fiber cable, comprising:
an optical fiber; and
a jacket layer formed on the periphery of the optical fiber,
wherein
the jacket layer comprises a chlorinated polyolefin resin (A), a polyolefin resin (B), and a melt tension improver (J); and
the optical fiber cable has an increase in transmission loss of less than 1dB after repeated bendings numbering 36,000 to
52,000 when measured by a repeated bending test in accordance with IEC 60794-1:1993.

US Pat. No. 9,332,599

CIRCUIT BOARD FOR SUPPORTING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE MOUNTED THEREON, LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE, LIGHTING APPARATUS, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A light-emitting module comprising: a semiconductor light-emitting device provided with at least a semiconductor light-emitting
element and a phosphor; and a circuit board for supporting the semiconductor light-emitting device mounted thereon,
wherein, on the circuit board, at least a semiconductor light-emitting device including a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting
elements each having a different path of a drive current to be supplied or a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting devices
each having a different path of a drive current to be supplied to each semiconductor light-emitting element is mounted,

the circuit board is provided with a base material portion formed using a heat-conducting material; and a power supply conductor
layer for supplying the drive currents for semiconductor light-emitting elements to the semiconductor light-emitting devices,
the power supply conductor layer is formed planarly using the heat-conducting material so as to cover a planar surface of
the base material portion, and the planar region of the power supply conductor layer is planarly divided by an insulator for
each of the drive current paths.

US Pat. No. 9,193,824

RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED BODY OF SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A foam-molded body, comprising a resin composition comprising a polycarbonate resin having at least a structural unit derived
from a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (1):
wherein, in the structural unit derived from the dihydroxy compound represented by formula (1), the hydroxyl oxygens of formula
(1) are present as oxygens contained in carbonate groups of the polycarbonate resin,
and wherein:
an average diameter of bubbles in said foam-molded body is 100 ?m or less;
a strain-hardening factor of uniaxial extensional viscosity of said resin composition is from 0.1 to 5;
the polycarbonate resin further comprises a structural unit derived from a compound comprising three or more hydroxy groups,
said compound comprising three or more hydroxyl groups being contained in a ratio of 0.2 to 2 mol % based on structural units
derived from all dihydroxy-containing compounds contained in the polycarbonate resin; or

the resin composition further comprises a compound having two or more functional groups selected from the group consisting
of a carbodiimide, an isocyanate, an epoxy, a silane, an acid anhydride, an oxazoline, and a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,127,112

HYDROGENATED BLOCK COPOLYMER, RESIN COMPOSITION, FILM AND CONTAINER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A hydrogenated block copolymer comprising:
(A) a hydrogenated vinyl aromatic polymer block; and
(B) a polymer block mainly comprising isobutylene,
wherein the polymer block (B) comprises 70% by mass or more of isobutylene as a monomer component.

US Pat. No. 10,023,476

WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE AND WATER PURIFIER

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A water filter cartridge having particulate activated carbon filled in a case for accommodating a filtering material in which the ratio of the total mass of particulate activated carbon having a particle size of 0.3 to 4.0 mm relative to the total mass of activated carbon is 97% by mass or more, and, in a particle size distribution which represents the relationship of the mass ratio of activated carbon relative to the particle size of activated carbon, a peak at which the mass ratio is 31% by mass or more does not appear in a particle size range of from 0.3 to 4.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,804,551

END MEMBER WHICH ALLOWS TRANSMISSION OF ROTARY POWER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end member to be arranged at an end of a columnar rotor mounted in an image forming apparatus body, the end member including:
a tubular bearing member; and
a shaft member that is held by the bearing member, wherein the shaft member includes:
a shaft which moves in an axial line direction,
a rotary power reception member which is arranged at one end of the shaft and includes an engagement member engaging with
a drive shaft of the image forming apparatus body without inclination respect to rotational axis, and

a regulation member which is positioned to engage with or be separated from the shaft or the rotary power reception member,
wherein a position of the regulation member with respect to the shaft or the rotary power reception member is adjustable along
the axial line direction such that the engagement member switches between an engagement posture and a non-engagement posture
with respect to the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,564,602

ORGANIC COMPOUND, CHARGE-TRANSPORTING MATERIAL, COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE COMPOUND, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An organic compound which is represented by formula (1), has a molecular weight of 750 or more and 2,000 or less, and has
one or no carbazolyl group in the molecule:
wherein
A, B, and C each independently are selected from substituents represented by formulae (2-1) to (2-5):
—Ar1—X1  (2-1)

—Ar2—Ar3—X2  (2-2)

—Ar4—Ar5—Ar6—X3  (2-3)

—Ar7—Ar8—Ar9—Ar10—X4  (2-4)

—Ar11—Ar12—Ar13—Ar14—Ar15—X5  (2-5)

wherein Ar1 represents a 1,2-phenylene group or 1,3-phenylene group, which may have a substituent R, Ar2 to Ar15 each independently represent a 1,3-phenylene group, or 1,4-phenylene group, which may have a substituent,

X1 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group which has 10 or more carbon atoms and may have a substituent R, or a carbazolyl group
which may have a substituent R, and X2 to X5 each independently represent an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent R, a carbazolyl group which may have
a substituent R,

R represents a phenyl group which may have a substituent R?, an alkyl group, a silyl group, a fluorine atom, or a perfluoroalkyl
group,

R? represents an alkyl group, a silyl group, a fluorine atom, or a perfluoroalkyl group,
with the proviso that A, B, and C each contain at least one of a 1,2-phenylene group and a 1,3-phenylene group, and that A,
B, and C are a different substituent from each other; and

D represents CH or a nitrogen atom.
US Pat. No. 9,365,802

CLEANING LIQUID FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE SUBSTRATES AND METHOD OF CLEANING SUBSTRATE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A cleaning liquid, comprising components (A) to (D):
(A) at least one of a polycarboxylic acid and a hydroxycarboxylic acid;
(B) a sulfonic acid type anionic surfactant;
(C) a carboxylic acid type anionic surfactant; and
(D) water;
wherein:
component (C) is a compound of formula (1) or a salt thereof:
R—O-(AO)m—(CH2)n—COOH  (1)

R is a linear or branched alkyl group having 5 to 20 carbon atoms;
AO is at least one of an oxyethylene group and an oxypropylene group;
m is 3 to 30; and
n is 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 9,328,289

LIQUID CRYSTAL ELEMENT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A liquid crystal element which comprises: a pair of substrates with electrodes, in which the substrates are arranged so
as to face each other and at least one of the substrates is a transparent substrate; and a liquid crystal light adjusting
layer which is disposed between the substrates and contains a composite containing a chiral nematic liquid crystal phase and
a polymer resin phase, wherein the polymer resin phase contains a polymer compound having a repeating unit represented by
the following general formula (1), and dielectric constant anisotropy of the chiral nematic liquid crystal phase is positive,
wherein distance (d) between the substrates with electrodes is 100 ?m or less and 2 ?m or more and the relationship (d)/(p)
between the chiral pitch length (p) of the chiral nematic liquid crystal and the distance (d) is 1 or more:
wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and two R1 groups present in one repeating unit represented by the general formula (1) may be the same or different,
n represents an integer of 1 to 3 and, in the case where n is 2 or more, two or more X1 groups present in one repeating unit represented by the general formula (1) may be the same or different,

X1 represents a group represented by the following general formula (2):

wherein X2 represents a direct bond or one linking group selected from the following group:

X3 represents a direct bond or one linking group selected from the following group:


R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms,
a linear or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms, or a cyano group,

n? represents an integer of 1 to 3 and, in the case where n? is 2 or more, two or more —X2—X3— groups present in one repeating unit represented by the general formula (1) may be the same or different.

US Pat. No. 9,139,687

SOLUBLE IMIDE SKELETON RESIN, SOLUBLE IMIDE SKELETON RESIN SOLUTION COMPOSITION, CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND CURED PRODUCT THEREOF

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A curable resin composition, comprising:
a soluble imide skeleton resin;
a curing agent; and
a curing accelerator,
wherein the soluble imide skeleton resin has a solubility of 1% by weight or more in cyclohexanone at 60° C., the soluble
imide skeleton resin has a structure of formula (1):


wherein
A is a linking group of formula (2-1), (3-1), or (10-1),
each A is the same or different, provided that 5% by mole or more of all A groups are a linking group having an imide skeleton
of formula (10-1),

B is a group of formula (5):

 and
n is an integer of from 1 to 200,

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a halogen element,

R1 groups are the same or different, and two R1 groups bonded to adjacent carbon atoms on a benzene ring are optionally bound together to form a cyclic group containing from
4 to 20 carbon atoms and the cyclic group is optionally at least one aromatic ring;

m is 0 or 1, and
X is a single bond, a divalent hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, —O—, —S—, —SO2—, or —CO—,


wherein
R2 is a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or a halogen element,

R2 groups are the same or different, and two R2 groups bonded to adjacent carbon atoms on the naphthalene ring are optionally bound together to form a cyclic group containing
from 4 to 20 carbon atoms and the cyclic group is optionally at least one aromatic ring; and


wherein
Y is selected from the group consisting of a single bond, —SO2—, —O—, —C(CF3)2—, —S—, and a divalent hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,136,560

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprising:
a lithium salt;
a non-aqueous solvent;
a cyclic carbonate compound having a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond wherein the concentration of the cyclic carbonate compound
with respect to the non-aqueous electrolyte solution is 0.01 weight % to 8 weight %; and

a compound expressed by the following formula (Ib);

wherein R21 represents an alkyl group having 1-12 carbon atoms or an alkenyl group having 2-12 carbon atoms, wherein the alkyl group or
alkenyl group may have an ether linkage within its chain.

US Pat. No. 9,120,910

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITIONS AND MOLDED ARTICLES

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition which contains 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (A) at least containing structural
units derived from a dihydroxy compound having the portion represented by the following formula (1) as part of the structure
thereof and 0.1×10?4 to 10.0×10?4 parts by weight of a bluing agent, wherein a molded object (thickness, 3 mm) formed from the polycarbonate resin composition
has a yellowness index (YI) value, as determined through an examination of transmitted light in accordance with ASTM D1925-70,
of 12 or less after having undergone a 100-hour irradiation treatment with a metal halide lamp at an irradiance for the wavelength
range 300-400 nm of 1.5 kW/m2 in an environment having a temperature of 63° C. and a relative humidity of 50%,
?CH2—O?  (1)

wherein where the portion represented by the general formula (1) constitutes —CH2—O—H is excluded, and

wherein the total amount of compounds of sodium, potassium, and cesium in the polycarbonate resin is 1 weight ppm or less,
in terms of metal amount.

US Pat. No. 9,065,146

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte which comprises a nonaqueous organic solvent and a lithium salt dissolved therein, wherein the
nonaqueous organic solvent comprises a sulfonic compound represented by formula (5) and 0.01 to 8% by weight of at least one
compound selected from the group consisting of an acid anhydride and a carbonic ester having an unsaturated bond or a mixture
thereof:
wherein each of R13 to R15 independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with fluorine atom(s), an alkenyl
group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with fluorine atom(s), an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms
which may be substituted with fluorine atom(s), or R14 and R15 may be combined with each other to form a nitrogen-containing aliphatic ring or R13 and R14 may be combined with each other to form a cyclic structure, wherein the total content of the sulfonic compound represented
by formula (5) is from 0.01% to 3% by weight based on the nonaqueous electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,062,707

BEARING MEMBER, END MEMBER, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BEARING MEMBER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A bearing member that is placed at an end of a photosensitive drum and to which a shaft member is attached, comprising:
a cylindrical body;
a retaining portion that is placed in the cylindrical body and that retains a torque transmission pin provided in the shaft
member and that is provided in a removable manner,

the retaining portion being provided with
at least two swaying grooves that extend along an axial direction of the cylindrical body and that are provided opposite each
other and whose bottoms each have a curved surface that exhibits a bow in a direction parallel to the axial direction;

inlet grooves that are connected to the respective swaying grooves at a first end and connected to the outside of the retaining
portion at a second end and that are placed at an upstream position with respect to the swaying grooves along a direction
of rotation of the cylindrical body; and

a pedestal interposed between the two swaying grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,048,100

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTAL GROWTH METHOD

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A nitride semiconductor crystal growth method for growing a crystal of a nitride semiconductor on a principal nitride plane
of a base at least one principal plane of which is a nitride, the nitride semiconductor crystal growth method comprising:
heating said base for a period including a period tA during which the base is heated to a predetermined temperature with the principal nitride plane of the base exposed to an
atmosphere containing ammonia gas, but not containing hydrogen gas;

a first growing step of epitaxially growing a first nitride semiconductor layer on the principal nitride plane of the base
with the principal nitride plane of the base exposed to an atmosphere containing ammonia gas and without the intentional supply
of a silicon source material; and

a second growing step of epitaxially growing a second nitride semiconductor layer on the first nitride semiconductor layer
while supplying an n-type dopant source material with the surface of the first nitride semiconductor layer exposed to an atmosphere
containing ammonia gas, wherein

the base is a freestanding substrate of GaN, AlN, InN, or BN or a mixed crystal thereof,
the principal nitride plane of the base is a crystal plane within ±5 degrees inclusive from a (0001) c+-plane,

the predetermined temperature, TA, in the heating step is between 700° C. and 1,350° C. both inclusive, and

an epitaxial growth temperature Tgl of the first nitride semiconductor layer in the first growing step is between 700° C. and 1,350° C. both inclusive, and

wherein a flow ratio of an inactive gas component to all constituent gases is between 0.5 and 1.0 both inclusive in the heating
step, and

a flow ratio of an active gas component to all constituent gases is between 0.5 and 1.0 both inclusive in the first growing
step.

US Pat. No. 9,617,416

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition, comprising, relative to 100 parts by mass of (A) a polycarbonate resin comprising a
polycarbonate resin having a structural unit of formula (1),
3-200 parts by mass of (B) a (meth)acrylate copolymer comprising (b1) aromatic (meth)acrylate units and (b2) methyl methacrylate
units at a (b1)/(b2) mass ratio of 5-80/95-20


wherein a mass average molecular weight of the (meth)acrylate copolymer (B) is from 5,000-30,000.
US Pat. No. 9,246,173

PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIS OF HYBRID SILOXY DERIVED RESINS AND CROSSLINKED NETWORKS THEREFROM

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A siloxy resin made by a process comprising reacting (i) a hydridosilane or a hydridosiloxane and (ii) a compound comprising
at least one selected from the group consisting of an alkaline earth metal alkoxide, a transition metal alkoxide, or a metalloid
alkoxide, in the presence of a Lewis acid.

US Pat. No. 9,112,236

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR USE IN THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising: an electrode group comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a
microporous film separator interposed between the electrodes; and a nonaqueous electrolyte comprising a nonaqueous solvent
and a lithium salt contained therein, the electrode group and the nonaqueous electrolyte being held in a battery case, and
the positive electrode and the negative electrode each comprising a current collector and, formed thereon, an active-material
layer comprising an active material capable of occluding/releasing a lithium ion,
wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte is a nonaqueous electrolyte comprising in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous
electrolyte, of

lithium difluorophosphate; and
the positive electrode is any positive electrode selected from the group consisting of the following positive electrode [1]
to positive electrode [5]:

positive electrode [1]: a positive electrode comprising a positive-electrode active material comprising manganese;
positive electrode [2]: a positive electrode comprising a positive-electrode active material having a composition represented
by the following composition formula (4):

LixNi(1?y?z)CoyMzO2  (4)

wherein M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Al, Fe, Ti, Mg, Cr, Ga, Cu, Zn, and Nb;
x represents a number satisfying 0 0.01?z?0.5;

positive electrode [3]: a positive electrode comprising a positive-electrode active material selected from the group consisting
of the following (a) to (d):

(a) a positive-electrode active material having a BET specific surface area of from 0.4 m2/g to 2 m2/g,

(b) a positive-electrode active material having an average primary-particle diameter of from 0.1 ?m to 2 ?m,
(c) a positive-electrode active material having a median diameter d50 of from 1 ?m to 20 ?m,

(d) a positive-electrode active material having a tap density of from 1.3 g/cm3 to 2.7 g/cm3;

positive electrode [4]: a positive electrode satisfying any requirement selected from the group consisting of the following
(e) to (g):

(e) is a positive electrode produced by forming a positive-electrode active-material layer comprising a positive-electrode
active material, a conductive material, and a binder on a current collector, wherein the content of the conductive material
in the positive-electrode active-material layer is in the range of from 6 % by mass to 20 % by mass,

(f) is a positive electrode produced by forming a positive-electrode active-material layer comprising a positive-electrode
active material and a binder on a current collector, wherein the positive-electrode active-material layer has a density in
the range of from 1.7 g/cm3to 3.5 g/cm3,

(g) is a positive electrode produced by forming a positive-electrode active-material layer comprising a positive-electrode
active material and a binder on a current collector, wherein the ratio of the thickness of the positive-electrode active-material
layer to the thickness of the current collector, [i.e., the value of (thickness of the active-material layer on one side just
before impregnation with the nonaqueous electrolyte)/(thickness of the current collector)], is in the range of from 1.6 to
20; and

positive electrode [5]: a positive electrode comprising two or more positive-electrode active materials differing in composition.

US Pat. No. 10,392,329

METHOD FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER AND DEVICE FOR CONDENSING WATER-SOLUBLE ORGANIC MATTER

WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo...

1. A method for condensing a water-soluble organic matter by distillation and membrane separation, comprising:distilling a raw material wherein said raw material includes a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter having a lower boiling point than water or a mixture of water and a water-soluble organic matter which forms an azeotrope with water and the azeotrope of which with water has a lower boiling point than water, said distillation producing a column top vapor after inputting the raw material into a distillation column; and
introducing said column top vapor obtained in the distillation step into a separation membrane device comprising a first separation membrane device and a second separation membrane device as a subsequent stage thereof, each of the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device having a plurality of stages of vapor-permeation separation membranes through which water vapor goes selectively, and obtaining the water-soluble organic matter having a required concentration of more than 99.0% by mass from a final outlet on a non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device by membrane separation of the vapor-permeation separation membrane, wherein in the vapor-permeation separation membranes of the second separation membrane device, when the permeability of water is referred to as K—W mol/m2·Pa·s and the permeability of the water-soluble organic matter is referred to as K—A mol/m2·Pa·s in the vapor-permeation separation membrane, the permeability ratio K—W/K—A of a vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device comprising the first separation membrane device and the second separation membrane device is lower than those of the other vapor-permeation separation membranes, and wherein the vapor-permeation separation membrane disposed at least immediately before the final outlet on the non-permeation side in the separation membrane device has a portion having a minimum membrane area in a range of the permeability ratio of 50 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,072,359

OIL AGENT FOR CARBON FIBER PRECURSOR ACRYLIC FIBER, OIL COMPOSITION FOR CARBON FIBER PRECURSOR ACRYLIC FIBER, PROCESSED-OIL SOLUTION FOR CARBON-FIBER PRECURSOR ACRYLIC FIBER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON-FIBER PRECURSOR ACRYLIC FIBER BUNDLE, AND CARBON

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing a carbon-fiber bundle, comprising heat treating a carbon-fiber precursor acrylic fiber bundle under a 200˜400° C. oxidizing atmosphere, followed by heat treating under a 1000° C. or higher inert atmosphere, whereinan oil agent is adhered to the carbon-fiber precursor acrylic fiber bundle, and
the oil agent comprises compound A which is represented by formula (1a):

wherein R1a is a hydrocarbon group having 8˜20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,454,092

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor, comprising:
a conductive support; and, provided thereon, at least an undercoat layer and a photosensitive layer,
wherein the undercoat layer comprises a binder resin and
wherein the binder resin comprises a polyamide resin having a degree of elastic deformation, as determined on the basis of
the following measuring method, of 56.0% or higher:

[Measuring method] The polyamide resin is molded into a film having a thickness of 10 ?m or larger, and examined with a Vickers
indenter in an atmosphere having a temperature of 25° C. and a relative humidity of 50% under the conditions of a maximum
indentation load of 5 mN, a load-increasing period of 10 seconds and a load-removing period of 10 seconds to obtain a maximum
indentation depth, and the value at the maximum indentation depth is taken as the degree of elastic deformation.

US Pat. No. 9,365,767

ORGANIC ELECTRIC FIELD LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION THEREFOR

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A composition for an organic electroluminescent device, comprising a phosphorescent material, a charge transport material,
and a solvent,
wherein each of the phosphorescent material and the charge transport material is independently an unpolymerized organic compound,
wherein at least one of the phosphorescent material and the charge transport material comprises two or more different materials,
wherein the first oxidation potential of the phosphorescent material ED+,

the first reduction potential of the phosphorescent material ED?,

the first oxidation potential of the charge transport material ET+, and

the first reduction potential of the charge transport material ET?
satisfy the following condition:
ED?+0.1?ET?
wherein when the composition contains two or more different charge transport materials, the first oxidation potential of the
charge transport material ET+ refers to the first oxidation potential of a charge transport material which has the smallest first oxidation potential, and
the first reduction potential of the charge transport material ET? refers to the first reduction potential of a charge transport material which has the largest first reduction potential,

wherein when the composition contains two or more different phosphorescent materials, the first oxidation potential of the
phosphorescent material ED+ refers to the first oxidation potential of a phosphorescent material which has the smallest first oxidation potential, and
the first reduction potential of the phosphorescent material ED? refers to the first reduction potential of a phosphorescent material which has the largest first reduction potential,

wherein the phosphorescent material or each of the two or more different phosphorescent materials is represented by the following
Formulae (4a), (4b), or (4c):


wherein each of Rings Q1 and Q1? are independently a phenyl group which can be optionally substituted,
wherein Ring Q2 and Ring Q2? are each independently a pyridyl group which can be optionally substituted,
wherein Ring Q2, Ring Q2?, or both are optionally substituted,
wherein each of Ma, Mb, and Mc are iridium, and

wherein each qa, qb, and qc represents the valency of the metal Ma, Mb, and Mc, respectively,

wherein the charge transport material or each of the two or more different charge transport materials is an organic compound
represented by the following formula:

(A)n-Z,

wherein “A” represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms, or an aromatic heterocyclic group having
from 1 to 29 carbon atoms,

“n” is an integer from 2 to 6;
“Z” is an aromatic hydrocarbon group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an aromatic heterocyclic group having from 3 to 19
carbon atoms, or an amino group substituted with an alkyl group having from 1 to 36 carbon atoms or an aromatic hydrocarbon
group having from 6 to 36 carbon atoms;

wherein plural “A”s may be the same or different from each other,
wherein a molecular weight of “A” is 2000 or less, and
wherein a molecular weight of “Z” is 2000 or less,
“A” and “Z” may each further be substituted with a linear or branched alkyl group having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aromatic
hydrocarbon group having from 6 to 14 carbon atoms, or an aromatic heterocyclic group having from 3 to 13 carbon atoms,

wherein a molecular weight of the phosphorescent material is from 400 to 3000,
wherein a molecular weight of the charge transport material is from 500 to 3000, and
wherein the first oxidation potential and the first reduction potential are determined by cyclic voltammetry, wherein a tested
material is dissolved in an organic solvent containing 0.1 mol/L of a supporting electrolyte to yield a 0.1 to 2 mM solution,
oxygen is removed from the solution by bubbling of dry nitrogen, degassing under reduced pressure, or application of ultrasound,
the solution in an electrically neutral state is subjected to electrolytic oxidation or reduction using a working electrode
and a counter electrode at a sweep rate of 100 mV/sec, the potential of a first peak detected in the electrolytic oxidation
or reduction is compared with the oxidation/reduction potential of a reference material, thereby determining the oxidation
or reduction potential of the tested material, and the oxidation or reduction potential thus determined is further converted
into a value versus saturated calomel electrode (SCE) as the reference electrode, and the converted value is defined as the
first oxidation or reduction potential.

US Pat. No. 9,353,215

PRODUCTION METHOD OF POLYCARBONATE RESIN

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a polycarbonate resin, comprising performing polycondensation through a transesterification reaction
with a catalyst and with a dihydroxy compound and a carbonic acid diester, and continuously feeding the produced polycarbonate
resin to an extruder,wherein
the polycarbonate is not solidified after the polycondensation and before being fed to the extruder,
the dihydroxy compound contains a dihydroxy compound having a moiety represented by the following formula (1) in a part of
the structure,

the dihydroxy compound having a moiety represented by the following formula (1) contains a compound having a cyclic ether
structure, and

the temperature at the time of feeding the polycarbonate resin to the extruder is from 180° C. to less than 250° C.:
?CH2—O?  (1)

with the proviso excluding the case where the moiety represented by formula (1) is a part of —CH2—O—H,

wherein a barrel constituting the extruder has a plurality of heaters and all of the heaters are set to a temperature of 100°
C. to less than 250° C.

US Pat. No. 9,343,777

NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE AND NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:
a positive electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions;
a negative electrode comprising a negative-electrode active material which comprises at least one of
(x) at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Sn and Pb,
(y) an alloy of at least two members selected from the group consisting of Si, Sn, Pb, and
(z) an oxide of Si, an oxide of Sn, an oxide of Pb, a carbide of Si, a carbide of Sn, a carbide of Pb, a nitride of Si, a
carbide of Sn and a carbide of Pb; and

a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte comprising (1) at least one carbonate containing an unsaturated bond and (2) at least one
kind of sulfur-containing chain compound represented by formula (C-3):

wherein
Rc3 represents a hydrocarbon group, which may optionally have a halogen atom, having 1 to 20 carbons atoms,

Ac represents a sulfur-containing functional group represented by formula (C-4), (C-5), (C-6), (C-8) or (C-10):


z represents 2, 3 or 4, and
Rc4 represents a hydrocarbon group, which may optionally have a halogen atom, with z number of connection parts and having 1 to
20 carbon atoms,

wherein, the z number of Rc3 and Ac may be the same or different,
wherein
in the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte, the concentration of the compound represented by formula (C-3) is 0.01 weight % to
10 weight %,

in the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte, the concentration of the carbonate containing an unsaturated bond is 0.01 weight %
to 50 weight %, and

the carbonate containing an unsaturated bond is at least one member selected from the group consisting of vinylene carbonate
and vinylethylene carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,257,595

NITRIDE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a nitride LED, comprising a first step of providing a roughened region on a back face of a nitride
semiconductor substrate having, on a front face thereof, a light-emitting structure made of a nitride semiconductor,
wherein the roughened region has a plurality of protrusions,
each of the plurality of protrusions has a top point or top plane and has a horizontal cross-section which is circular, except
in areas where the protrusion is tangent to other neighboring protrusions, and which has a surface area that decreases on
approaching the top point or top plane,

the plurality of protrusions are arranged such that any one protrusion is in contact with six other protrusions, and
in the first step, the roughened region is formed by dry etching treatment of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,193,825

POLYCARBONATE RESIN, POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin having, in a molecule, at least a structural unit represented by the following formula (1), wherein
a terminal hydroxyl group concentration of the polycarbonate resin is 300 ppm or less; compounds obtained by alkali hydrolysis
of the polycarbonate resin contain at least a compound represented by the following formula (3), in addition to a compound
represented by the following formula (2); and an amount of the compound represented by the following formula (3) is from 500
to 7,000 ppm based on all compounds obtained by alkali hydrolysis of the polycarbonate resin:

wherein, each of R1, R2 and R3 represents a methyl group, and X represents a single bond, a carbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylidene group,
a substituted or unsubstituted sulfur atom, or an oxygen atom; or

a polycarbonate resin having, in a molecule, at least a structural unit represented by the following formula (1), wherein
a total content of phenol compounds having a carbon number of 6 to 18 in the polycarbonate resin is 100 ppm or less, compounds
obtained by alkali hydrolysis of the polycarbonate resin contain at least a compound represented by the following formula
(3), in addition to a compound represented by the following formula (2), and an amount of the compound represented by the
following formula (3) is from 500 to 7,000 ppm based on all compounds obtained by alkali hydrolysis of the polycarbonate resin:


wherein, each of R1, R2 and R3 represents a methyl group, and X represents a single bond, a carbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylidene group,
a substituted or unsubstituted sulfur atom, or an oxygen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,166,073

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONJUGATED POLYMER, CONJUGATED POLYMER, PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, SOLAR CELL, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a conjugated polymer, the method comprising:
polymerizing a monomer via a coupling reaction, wherein the coupling reaction is carried out in the coexistence of a combination
of a homogeneous transition metal complex catalyst and a heterogeneous transition metal complex catalyst, wherein the monomer
is an aromatic compound having formula (A4) or formula (A4?):


wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group optionally having a substituent, an alkenyl group optionally
having a substituent, an alkynyl group optionally having a substituent, or an aromatic group optionally having a substituent,
or R1 and R33, or R2 and R34 may bond to each other to from a ring;

R33 and R34 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an organic group having an atom selected from Group 14 elements
of the Periodic Table, or may bond to each other to form a ring;

X1 and X2 are each independently an active group;

X12 and X13 are each independently an atom selected from Group 16 elements;

X14 a is a group that links the two conjugated systems of five-membered rings bonding thereto or a direct bond.

US Pat. No. 9,969,146

LAYERED SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A layered substrate comprising a prepeg, wherein the layered substrate is fabricated by layering plural sheets of sheet-shaped prepregs comprising a reinforcing fiber oriented in one direction and a thermoplastic matrix resin, whereinthe prepreg has a slit penetrating from a front surface to a back surface,
each slit is provided so as to intersect with each reinforcing fiber only one time,
in a case in which a length of a line connecting a starting point with an end point of the slit is denoted as Ls, the length Ls of the line and a length Lr of the slit satisfy the relation of the following Equation 1,
Ls?Lr?Ls×1.5  (Equation 1)
the line and a fiber direction of the reinforcing fiber intersect at an angle of 30° or more and 90° or less, and
a sum of the length Lr of the slits per 1 m2 of the prepreg is 53.3 m or longer and 200 m or shorter.

US Pat. No. 9,926,642

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PRESSURE VESSEL FOR GROWING SINGLE CRYSTALS

FURUYA METAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a pressure vessel for growing single crystals, comprising:preparing a pressure vessel body made of a heat resistant alloy for maintaining a supercritical state, the pressure body including an opening;
preparing a corrosion-resistant mechanical lining provided on an inner face of the pressure vessel body and on an entire outer circumferential edge of the opening, wherein the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining is composed by joining the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed on the outer circumferential edge of the opening and the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed on the inner face of the pressure vessel body, a joining portion of which being distant from a corner portion of the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining;
coating one or both of the inner wall of the pressure vessel body and the outer wall of the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining with ductile material;
providing a hole for deflating gas staying between the pressure vessel body and the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining to the pressure vessel body;
incorporating the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining into the pressure vessel body,
removing gas staying in a gap formed between the pressure vessel body and the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining through the hole;
sealing the opening by a cover under a condition that the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining formed on the outer circumferential edge of the opening is used as an airtight mating face;
pressuring in the pressure vessel body and deforming the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining so as to closely contact the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining with the pressure vessel body; and
cladding the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining and the pressure vessel body with each other,
wherein:
the joining portion is located on the inner face of the pressure vessel body;
the corrosion-resistant mechanical lining includes a first portion formed on the inner face of the pressure vessel body having a first wall thickness and a second portion formed on the inner face of the pressure vessel body having a second wall thickness;
the first wall thickness is greater than the second wall thickness; and
the first portion is closer to the opening of the pressure vessel body than the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,844,759

POLYMER COMPOSITION AND POROUS MEMBRANE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A porous membrane formed from a resin composition containing:
a membrane forming polymer (A); and
a polymer (B) obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition containing a methacrylic acid macromonomer or methacrylate macromonomer
(b1) represented by the following Formula (1)

and other monomer (b2) which is a (meth)acrylic acid or (meth)acrylate,wherein Formula (1),R and R1 to Rn each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group,Z is a terminal group, andn is an integer from 2 to 10,000.
US Pat. No. 9,809,731

ADHESIVE RESIN COMPOSITION

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive resin composition, comprising:
(A) 100 parts by mass of an acrylic copolymer (A);
(B) 0.5 to 20 parts by mass of a crosslinking agent (B); and
(C) 0.1 to 5 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator (C),
wherein:
the acrylic copolymer (A) is a graft copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 5.0×104 to 5.0×105;

the acrylic copolymer (A) comprises as a trunk component of the graft copolymer a repeating unit derived from a (meth)acrylate;
the acrylic copolymer (A) comprises as a branch component of the graft copolymer a repeating unit derived from a macromonomer
having a number average molecular weight of 5.0×102 or more and less than 6.0×103; and

the acrylic copolymer (A) comprises the repeating unit derived from the macromonomer in the acrylic copolymer (A) in a proportion
in a range of 0.1 to 3 mol %.

US Pat. No. 9,070,843

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, EXHIBIT-IRRADIATING ILLUMINATION DEVICE, MEAT-IRRADIATING ILLUMINATION DEVICE, VEGETABLE-IRRADIATING ILLUMINATION DEVICE, FRESH FISH-IRRADIATING ILLUMINATION DEVICE, GENERAL-PURPOSE ILLUMINATIO

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A semiconductor light-emitting device comprising:
a semiconductor light-emitting element; and
a phosphor which uses the semiconductor light-emitting element as an excitation source to emit light, wherein
the phosphor contains at least a broadband green phosphor and a broadband red phosphor;
the broadband red phosphor comprises at least one type selected from the group consisting of CaAlSi(N,O)3:Eu, (Sr,Ca)AlSi(N,O)3:Eu and (Ca,Sr,Ba)AlSi(N,O)3:Eu;

the broadband red phosphor has an emission peak wavelength within a wavelength range that is 650 nm or more and 680 nm or
less;

the semiconductor light-emitting device emits light with a chromaticity coordinate in an XY chromaticity diagram of a CIE
(1931) XYZ color system whose value of a deviation duv from a black-body radiation trajectory curve is ?0.03 or more and ?0.005
or less, and

a value of intensity of light with a wavelength of 660 nm in a spectrum of light normalized with respect to luminous flux
emitted from the semiconductor light-emitting device is 170% or more and 300% or less of a value of intensity of light with
a wavelength of 660 nm in a spectrum of reference light normalized with respect to luminous flux for color rendering evaluation.

US Pat. No. 9,058,007

TORQUE TRANSMITTING MEMBER DISPOSED AT AN END OF A PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM, PHOTOSENSITIVE DRUM UNIT, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A torque transmitting member that is disposed at an end portion of a photosensitive drum unit and transmits torque, the
torque transmitting member comprising:
a cylindrical end member that includes a bearing portion at one end portion thereof and a fitting portion at the other end
portion thereof, the fitting portion being inserted into a photosensitive drum; and

a conductive conducting shaft member that is disposed so as to extend along a cylindrical shaft of the end member and includes
a conductive material, which is elastically deformed, on at least a part thereof, wherein

a ground plate, which is a conductive plate-like member, is disposed at a portion of the end member close to the fitting portion,
and an end portion of the conducting shaft member comes into contact with the ground plate.

US Pat. No. 9,048,508

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES EMPLOYING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte comprising a nonaqueous solvent and an electrolyte dissolved therein, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte
comprises i) a monofluorophosphate and/or a difluorophosphate and ii) a first element in an amount of 1-100 ppm based on the
whole nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the first element is selected from the group consisting of cobalt and nickel,
wherein the first element is a salt of at least one ion selected from the group consisting of cobalt and nickel, and at least
one selected from the group consisting of a hexafluorophosphoric acid, a tetrafluoroboric acid, a perchloric acid, a sulfuric
acid, a nitric acid, an acetic acid, a carbonic acid, an oxalic acid, a citric acid, a benzoic acid, a phosphoric acid, a
fluoric acid, and an acetylacetonate,

wherein the total content of the monofluorophosphate and/or difluorophosphate is from 0.001% by mass to 5% by mass based on
the whole nonaqueous electrolyte, and

wherein the monofluorophosphate and the difluorophosphate present in the nonaqueous electrolyte is a salt of at least one
of a Group I metal ion, a Group II metal ion, a Group XIII metal ion and a quaternary onium ion.

US Pat. No. 9,994,697

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, PREPREG, FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An epoxy resin composition, comprising:a component (A);
a component (B); and
a component (C),
wherein:
the component (A) is an epoxy resin that does not include a sulfur atom in the molecule;
the component (B) is an imidazole compound represented by formula (1):

the component (C) is an imidazole compound represented by formula (2):

R1 represents a straight-chain or branched-chain alkyl group or hydroxymethyl group having 1˜5 carbon atoms;
R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a straight-chain or branched-chain alkyl group having 1˜5 carbon atoms;
R3 represents an organic group comprising at least one carbon atom; and
R4˜R6 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or an ethyl group, wherein
an amount of the component (C) is 1 to 6 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of a total amount of the epoxy resin.

US Pat. No. 9,983,492

CONTINUOUS REACTION APPARATUS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A TONER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A continuous reaction apparatus comprising a cylindrical reaction vessel which reacts a reaction mixture while mixing the reaction mixture,the reaction vessel having formed in one end thereof an inlet configured for continuously feeding the reaction mixture,
the reaction vessel having formed in another end thereof a withdrawal outlet configured for continuously withdrawing the reaction mixture,
the reaction vessel having an agitating blade disposed inside thereof,
the agitating blade comprising an agitation shaft and a plurality of circular disc-type agitating blades, wherein the circular disc-type agitating blades are fitted to the agitation shaft in a state that the circular disc-type agitating blades are stacked on one another,
wherein each circular disc-type agitating blade comprises two types of blades which are a passage blade and a mixing blade,
wherein the passage blade is a blade having a passage hole near a connecting portion to the agitation shaft,
wherein the mixing blade is a blade having no passage hole near the connecting portion to the agitation shaft,
wherein the passage blade and the mixing blade are alternately fitted to the agitation shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,567,227

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SILICON, SILICON, AND PANEL FOR SOLAR CELLS

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A process for producing silicon, which comprises: bringing molten silicon containing an impurity into contact with molten
salt in a vessel to react the impurity contained in the molten silicon with the molten salt; vaporizing said impurity and
said molten salt; and removing said impurity and said molten salt from said vessel by evacuation,
wherein said impurity contained in the molten silicon at least includes boron and/or phosphorous and
wherein the step of vaporizing said impurity and said molten salt; and removing said impurity from said vessel is a step in
which a reaction product obtained by reacting the impurity contained in the molten silicon with the molten salt is vaporized
and removed

wherein said molten silicon is reacted with said molten salt until said molten salt is completely vaporized.

US Pat. No. 9,525,009

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An organic electroluminescent element comprising an anode, a light-emitting layer and a cathode, in this order, wherein
a total number of kinds of a charge transport material and a light-emitting material contained in the light-emitting layer
is 5 or more, and a total number of kinds of the charge transport material contained in the light-emitting layer is 3 or more,

wherein the charge transport material has a molecular weight of 10,000 or less,
wherein the charge transport material comprises a hole transport material and an electron transport material and wherein the
electron transport material comprises at least one of the following ring structures:


wherein each of the rings are with an aromatic ring group at an o-position and a p-position relative to the nitrogen atom
in the ring.

US Pat. No. 9,493,607

RESIN COMPOSITION, STRETCHED FILM, CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A resin composition, comprising a polymer having a divalent oligofluorene as a repeating unit, wherein:
the divalent oligofluorene contains at least two fluorene units optionally having a substituent;
9-positioned carbon atoms of the fluorene units bond to each other via a direct bond, via an alkylene group optionally having
a substituent, via an arylene group optionally having a substituent, or via an aralkylene group optionally having a substituent;
and

a ratio of a retardation measured at a wavelength of 450 nm (Re450) to a retardation measured at a wavelength of 550 nm (Re550)
satisfies formula (2):

Re450/Re550<1.0  (2).

US Pat. No. 9,494,905

BEARING MEMBER, END SECTION MEMBER, PHOTORECEPTOR DRUM UNIT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BEARING MEMBER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An end section member comprising:
a shaft member;
a bearing member to be disposed in an end section of a photoreceptor drum,
wherein the shaft member includes a spherical body of which at least one part is spherical and a rotating force transmission
pin provided to protrude from the spherical body, the shaft member is swingably installed in the bearing member, the bearing
member comprising:

a concave section in which one section is opened and a bottom section on a side opposite to the one section has a curved surface
along the spherical body, the concave section configured to receive the spherical body therein; and

at least two swing grooves being grooves which are provided on a side surface of the concave section and into which end sections
of the rotating force transmission pin are configured to be inserted,

wherein each swing groove at least includes a parallel part which is parallel to an axis of the bearing member and a curved
part curved toward the axis,

wherein an undercut section is not provided in the concave section when the concave section is viewed from an opened side
of the concave section in a direction of the axis of the bearing member, and

wherein the shaft member is prevented from being removed from the bearing member as the rotating force transmission pin of
the shaft member is hooked to the curved part of the swing grooves of the bearing member.

US Pat. No. 9,080,044

RUBBER STOPPER FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A rubber stopper for medical treatment, which is obtained by molding a resin composition containing
component (A): at least one of a block copolymer having at least two of a polymer block P containing a vinyl aromatic compound
as the core and at least one of a polymer block Q containing a conjugated diene as the core and a hydrogenated block copolymer
obtained by hydrogenating the block copolymer,

component (B): a hydrocarbon-based softening agent for rubbers, and
component (C): a polyolefin-based resin, wherein
containing amount of the component (C) in the resin composition is from 1 weight part to 45 weight parts based on 100 weight
parts in total of from 5 weight parts to 95 weight parts of the component (A) and from 5 weight parts to 95 weight parts of
the component (B), and

the resin composition has one or more peaks or one or more peak shoulders within each of the ranges of
(A-1) molecular weight: from 250,000 to 350,000;
(A-2) molecular weight: from 100,000 to 150,000;
(A-3) molecular weight: from 400,000 to 550,000 and
(A-4) molecular weight: from 150,000 to 250,000
on the styrene basis molecular weight by a gel permeation chromatography analysis.
US Pat. No. 9,969,874

POLYMER PARTICLE, POLYMER DISPERSION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID POLYMER DISPERSION, COATING MATERIAL PRODUCED FROM SAID POLYMER DISPERSION, AND COATED ARTICLE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. Polymer particles comprising a urethane resin (A1) and an acrylic polymer (B1) in the same particle, wherein a gel fraction of the polymer particles measured using N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as a solvent is 10% or more, andwherein the acrylic polymer (B1) comprises a repeating unit derived from an acid group-containing radically polymerizable monomer (b2-1) and a proportion of the repeating unit derived from the acid group-containing radically polymerizable monomer (b2-1) is from 0.008 to 3.4% by mass with respect to a total mass of the urethane resin (A1) and the acrylic polymer (B1).
US Pat. No. 9,388,433

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYMER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC ACID, AND ORGANIC ACID-PRODUCING MICROORGANISM

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A Coryneform bacterium, which has an ability to produce an organic acid and has been modified so that at least one enzyme
activity selected from the group consisting of dehydroquinate synthase activity, dehydroquinate dehydratase activity and dehydroshikimate
dehydratase activity is reduced as compared to an unmodified strain, and the production of an aromatic carboxylic acid from
a fermentable sugar is thereby reduced, wherein the at least one enzyme activity is reduced by disrupting a gene encoding
the at least one enzyme, mutating a gene encoding the at least one enzyme, or modifying an expression control sequence of
a gene encoding the at least one enzyme.

US Pat. No. 9,856,354

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION AND PREPREG USING THE SAME, FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE RESIN TUBULAR BODY MANUFACTURED FROM THE PREPREG AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE RESIN MOLDED BODY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An epoxy resin composition, comprising:
an A component which is an epoxy resin;
a B component which is a reactive product of an epoxy resin, which is the same or different from the A component, and an amine
compound comprising a sulfur atom;

a C component which is a block copolymer represented by formula (1) that is soluble in the A component;
a D component which is a urea compound; and
an E component which is a dicyandiamide,
wherein
a content of the sulfur atom is 0.2 wt % to 7 wt % relative to the epoxy resin composition,
a content of the C component is 1 wt % to 15 wt % relative to the epoxy resin composition, and
unreacted epoxy resin and/or unreacted amine compound may be present in the B component;

wherein
PE denotes a polyetherester skeleton,
PA denotes a polyamide skeleton and the polyamide skeleton is derived from a polymeric fatty acid,
X=1 to 10,
Y=1 to 10, and
Z=1 to 20.
US Pat. No. 9,650,353

METHOD FOR PRODUCING EPOXY COMPOUND AND CATALYST COMPOSITION FOR EPOXIDATION REACTION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

10. A method for producing an epoxy resin, the method comprising:
producing an epoxy compound by the method claimed in claim 1; and
polymerizing the epoxy compound.

US Pat. No. 9,653,753

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte solution suitable for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a positive electrode
and a negative electrode that are capable of absorbing and releasing a metal ion, wherein
the non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprises, in addition to an electrolyte and a non-aqueous solvent,
(A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of carbonates having a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond, compounds
represented by the following formula (1), sulfoxides, sulfites, sulfones, sulfonates, sultones, and sulfates;

(B) a fluorine atom-containing cyclic carbonate; and
(C) 0.001 mass % to 10 mass % of a compound that has at least two isocyanate groups in the molecule:
wherein
M is —O— or —NR2—,

R2 is hydrogen or a optionally branched hydrocarbon group having 10 or less carbons, and

R1 is an optionally substituent-bearing and optionally branched hydrocarbon group having 10 or less carbons.

US Pat. No. 9,608,291

NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE AND NON-AQUEOUS LIQUID ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:
a negative electrode comprising graphite and a negative-electrode active material containing Si atoms,
a positive electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions, and
a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte comprising
a carbonate having a halogen atom selected from the group consisting of fluoroethylene carbonate, difluoroethylene carbonate
and mixtures thereof, and

(A) at least one first lithium salt selected from the group consisting of LiPF6 and LiBF4 and at least one second lithium salt, which is different from the first lithium salt, and is represented by the formula (A-1):

Lil(?mXan)  (A-1)
wherein
l represents an integer of 1 or larger and 10 or smaller,
m represents an integer of 1 or larger and 100 or smaller,
and n represents an integer of 1 or larger and 200 or smaller,
? represents any atom selected from the group consisting of boron atom, carbon atom, nitrogen atom, oxygen atom and phosphorus
atom; when m is 2 or larger, the two or more of ? may be the same as or different from each other,

Xa represents a functional group having at least one kind of atom selected from 14 group to 17 group of the periodic table at
its binding position to the ?, when n is 2 or larger, the two or more of Xa may be the same or different from each other, in addition, two or more Xa may be connected to each other to form a ring structure,

except such a compound in which ? is boron atom and Xa is represented by

(CiH2(i-2)O4)(CjH2(j-2)O4)

wherein, i and j each represent, independently of each other, an integer of 2 or larger, andwherein
the concentration of the first lithium salt in the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte is 0.5 mol/liter to 2.5 mol/liter,
the concentration of the second lithium salt in the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte is 0.001 mol/liter to 1 mol/liter, and
the molar ratio of the second lithium salt relative to the first lithium salt is 1 or smaller.
US Pat. No. 9,598,388

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TETRAHYDROFURAN

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing tetrahydrofuran, comprising:
feeding a raw material liquid in a reactor, wherein the raw material liquid comprises 1,4-butanediol, from 0.01 to 0.35% by
weight of 2-(4-hydroxybutoxy) -tetrahydrofuran, and 1 ppm by weight or more and not more than 1,000 ppm by weight of at least
one of an amine and an amide in terms of a concentration as converted into a nitrogen atom; and

carrying out a dehydration cyclization reaction of 1,4-butanediol in the reactor in the presence of an acid catalyst having
a pKa value of not more than 4.

US Pat. No. 9,553,334

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte composition, comprising:
an electrolyte; and
a nonaqueous solvent comprising from 0.01% to 10% by mass of a cyclic carbonate having a halogen atom, based on the mass of
the nonaqueous solvent;

from 0.01 to 70% by mass of a carbonate having an unsaturated bond and optionally a halogen atom, based on the mass of the
composition; and

from 0.001 to 5% by mass of a monofluorophosphate and/or a difluorophosphate, based on the mass of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,105,822

MATERIAL FOR A MOLDED RESIN FOR USE IN A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A material for a molded resin,
comprising (A) a polyorganosiloxane, (B) a white pigment, (C) a curing catalyst, (D), a cure rate controlling agent, and (E)
a fluidity controlling agent,
wherein
the polyorganosiloxane (A) is a thermosetting polyorganosiloxane that is a liquid at normal temperature and normal pressure,
the polyorganosiloxane (A) comprises an addition polyorganosiloxane represented by the following general formula (2)
RnSiO[(4-n)/2]  (2)
and having at least two silicon atom-bonded alkenyl groups in each molecule, where each R in formula (2) is independently
selected from the group consisting of identical or different substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon groups, alkoxy
groups and the hydroxyl group, at least 80% of the R is the methyl group, and n is a positive number that satisfies
1?n<2;

the white pigment (B) has:
(a) a primary particle aspect ratio of 1.2 to 4.0, and
(b) a primary particle diameter of 0.1 ?m to 2.0 ?m;
the material having (i) a viscosity at a shear rate of 100 s?1 and 25° C. of 10 Pa·s to 10,000 Pa·s, and (ii) a ratio of (iia) viscosity at a shear rate of 1 s?1 to (iib) viscosity at a shear rate of 100 s?1, of 15 to 500;

the curing catalyst (C) is an addition polymerization catalyst, anda total content of the white pigment (B) and the fluidity controlling agent (E) is at least 50 weight % with regard to the
entire material for a molded resin.
US Pat. No. 9,051,420

POLYCARBONATE RESINS AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A polycarbonate resin comprising:
structural units derived from a dihydroxy compound having a portion represented by formula (1) as part of the structure thereof:
?CH2—O?  (1)
wherein the portion represented by formula (1) is not part of —CH2—O—H is; and
an aromatic monohydroxy compound in an positive amount of 700 weight ppm or less;
wherein the polycarbonate resin is obtained using at least one metal compound selected from the group consisting of a magnesium
compound and a calcium compound as a catalyst, and the polycarbonate resin has a total positive content of lithium, sodium,
potassium, and cesium of 1 weight ppm or less in terms of metal amount, and

wherein a molded object, having a thickness of 3 mm, obtained from said polycarbonate resin has a light transmittance, as
measured at a wavelength of 350 nm, of 65% or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,612,544

ELECTROSTATIC IMAGE DEVELOPING TONER

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An electrostatic image developing toner comprising a toner base particle containing at least a binder resin and a colorant,
and an external additive, wherein:
the toner base particle has a core-shell structure having a core particle and a shell layer,
the toner base particle has a resin coating layer of a water-soluble resin on the surface of the core particle, and has the
shell layer on the resin coating layer, and the shell layer is formed of a particle comprising a resin as a main ingredient,
and

when a glass transition temperature of a polymer primary particle to constitute the core particle is referred to as Tg1, and
a glass transition temperature of the particle to constitute the shell layer is referred to as Tg2, the Tg1 and Tg2 satisfy
the following relationship:

25° C.?Tg1?45° C.
55° C.?Tg2
Tg2?Tg1?20.
US Pat. No. 9,590,270

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte composition, comprising:
an electrolyte; and
a nonaqueous solvent comprising from 0.01% to 10% by mass of a cyclic carbonate having a halogen atom, based on the mass of
the nonaqueous solvent;

from 0.01 to 70% by mass of a carbonate having an unsaturated bond and optionally a halogen atom, based on the mass of the
composition; and

from 0.001 to 5% by mass of a monofluorophosphate and/or a difluorophosphate, based on the mass of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,428,386

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A GROUP-III NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A LIGHT-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT OR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A GROUP-III NITRIDE CRYSTAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a light-emitting semiconductor element or a semiconductor device, which comprises growing a Group-III
nitride crystal on a growth surface of a single-crystal substrate, wherein the single-crystal substrate satisfies the following
expressions (1) and (2) and has a back surface of concave shape, wherein Z1 (?m) is an amount of warpage of physical shape
in a growth surface of the single-crystal substrate and Z2 (?m) is an amount of warpage calculated from a radius of curvature
of crystallographic-plane shape in a growth surface of the single crystal substrate:
Z1>0  Expression (1)

Z2<0  Expression (2).

US Pat. No. 9,050,033

INFORMATION PROCESSING FOR A BODY MOTION SIGNAL

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An information processing method implemented on a central processing unit or microprocessor to perform information processing
in an information processing apparatus that includes the central processing unit or microprocessor the information processing
method including steps of:
obtaining body motion signal information from a body motion signal formed by an operation in which a subject carries a body
motion signal detecting apparatus, the body motion signal detection apparatus being mounted on, connected to, or housed on
the subject and having a body motion signal detection section that measures non-invasively and continuously at least a repetitive
rhythmic motion of a human body the subject;

applying a pattern matching process, in a cycle candidate extracting step, on the body motion signal information, and extracting
a rhythm cycle candidate wave as rhythm cycle candidates related to the rhythmic motion;

performing ?1 or more times integration, in an auxiliary-wave producing step, on the body motion signal information to obtain
a motion trajectory, determining a time scale from the motion trajectory, and performing coarse-graining on the motion trajectory
by using the time scale of the motion trajectory to produce an auxiliary wave; and

superimposing, by implementing the superimposing on the central processing unit or the microprocessor of the information processing
apparatus in a cycle selecting step, the rhythm cycle candidate wave, that was extracted in the cycle candidate extracting
step, on the auxiliary wave, that was obtained in the auxiliary-wave producing step, and selecting a cycle of the rhythm cycle
candidate wave which has a peak in a region surrounded by a peak of the auxiliary wave, as a true cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,087,075

PARTIALLY CYCLIZED POLYACRYLONITRILE POLYMER, POLYACRYLONITRILE FLAME-RESISTANT POLYMER, POLYACRYLONITRILE FLAME-RESISTANT FIBER, CARBON FIBER, AND PREPARATION METHODS THEREOF

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A process for preparing a polyacrylonitrile flame-resistant fiber mainly composed of a flame-resistant polyacrylonitrile polymer, comprising:modifying a polyacrylonitrile polymer with a thiolate compound into the flame-resistant polyacrylonitrile polymer having a specific gravity of 1.24 or more to 1.55.

US Pat. No. 9,890,466

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MOLD FOR NANOIMPRINTING AND ANTI-REFLECTIVE ARTICLE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A method for producing a mold for nanoimprinting, the mold having a concave-convex microstructure formed on a surface of
a roll-shaped aluminum substrate in which the surface has been machined, the method comprising:
a polishing step of mechanically polishing the surface of the roll-shaped aluminum substrate in which the surface has been
machined until at least an average crystal grain size changes; and

a concave-convex microstructure forming step of forming a concave-convex microstructure by anodizing the aluminum substrate
after the polishing step.

US Pat. No. 9,783,722

AGGLOMERATED BORON NITRIDE PARTICLES, COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID PARTICLES, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING LAYER COMPRISING SAID COMPOSITION

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. Agglomerated boron nitride particles which have a specific surface area from at least 10 m2/g to at most 30 m2/g and a total pore volume of at least 0.1 cm3/g and at most 2.15 cm3/g, and the surface of which is constituted by boron nitride primary particles having an average particles size of at least
0.05 ?m and at most 1 ?m.
US Pat. No. 9,783,480

PHENYL (METH)ACRYLATE PRODUCTION METHOD AND PHENYL (METH)ACRYLATE COMPOSITION

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A phenyl (meth)acrylate composition, comprising:
phenyl (meth)acrylate in a range of 90 mass % to 99.999 mass %; and
diphenyl carbonate in a range of 0.001 mass % to 10 mass %.

US Pat. No. 9,553,333

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte solution, comprising a lithium salt and a nonaqueous solvent that dissolves the lithium salt,
wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution comprises 0.001 to 30 wt % of a compound represented by formula (1) and 0.001
to 5 wt % of a compound having a cyano group represented by formula (3):

wherein
X and Z, which may be identical or different, represent CR?2, C?O, C?N—R?, C?P—R?, O, S, N—R? and P—R?;

Y represents CR12, C?O, S?O, S(?O) P(?O)—R2 and P(?O)—OR3;

R and R1, which may be identical or different, are each hydrogen, a halogen, a C1 to C20 saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally
having a halogen atom, a C1 to C20 unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, or a C1 to C20
aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom;

R2 is a C1 to C20 saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, a C1 to C20 unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
group optionally having a halogen atom, or a C1 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom;

R3 is Li, NR44, a C1 to C20 saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, a C1 to C20 unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
group optionally having a halogen atom, or a C1 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom;

R4 are mutually identical or different and are a C1 to C20 saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen
atom, a C1 to C20 unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, or a C1 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon
group optionally having a halogen atom; and

n and m are 0 or 1;
wherein adjacent endocyclic carbons may form further bonds with each other, whereupon respective R of the carbons is decreased
by one; and

W is hydrogen, a halogen, a C1 to C20 saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, a C1 to C20
unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a halogen atom, or a C1 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally
having a halogen atom,


wherein
U is a C1 to C10 V-valent organic group comprising an atom selected from the group consisting of carbon atom, hydrogen atom,
nitrogen atom, oxygen atom, sulfur atom, phosphorus atom and halogen atom; and V is an integer from 1 to 3
A(-NCO)n?  (5).

US Pat. No. 9,550,877

THERMOSETTING RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CURED RESIN PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR CAUSING SELF-POLYMERIZATION OF EPOXY COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A thermosetting resin composition comprising an epoxy compound, a gallium compound, and a silanol source compound, wherein
said gallium compound. is gallium triacetylacetylacetonate or gallium acetate, and
said silanol source compound comprises a monosilane compound and/or an organopolysiloxane of formula(19):
(R213SiO1/2)a2(R222SiO2/2)b2(R23SiO3/2)c2(SiO4/2)d2(O1/2H)e2   (19)

where
R21, R22, and R23 each independently represent a C1-10 hydrocarbon group,

a2, b2, c2, and d2are each an integer of 0 or more and satisfy the condition of a2+b2+c2+d2?3, and
e2is a natural number of 1 or more and represents the number of a hydroxy group (s) directly bonded to a silicon atom.

US Pat. No. 9,834,869

FLAME-RESISTANT HEAT TREATMENT FURNACE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A flame-resistant heat treatment furnace comprising:
a heat treatment chamber configured to cause hot air to flow in the same direction as a running direction of a precursor fiber
strand, the direction opposite to the running direction of the precursor fiber strand, or both, and heats the precursor fiber
strand;

a hot air blowing nozzle configured to introduce the hot air into the heat treatment chamber; and
a hot air suctioning nozzle that is installed at a position away from the hot air blowing nozzle and suctions the hot air,
wherein the hot air blowing nozzle comprises a porous plate and a rectifying member that satisfy conditions (1) to (3):
(1) A/B ?4.0;
(2) 0.15 ??0.35; and
(3) 0?B-d ?20;where
A is a hot air passage distance (mm) of the rectifying member,
B is a horizontal maximum distance (mm) of one opening of the rectifying member,
? is a rate of hole area of the porous plate, and
d is an equivalent diameter (mm) of the porous plate.

US Pat. No. 9,815,748

CATALYST FOR PRODUCING ISOBUTYLENE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOBUTYLENE USING THE SAME

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method for producing isobutylene, comprising:
dehydrating isobutanol in the presence of a catalyst,
wherein the catalyst is a complex oxide comprising:
(a) at least one element selected from the group consisting of molybdenum and tungsten; and
(b) at least one element selected from the group consisting of tantalum, niobium, and titanium.

US Pat. No. 9,802,177

METAL ADSORPTION ACRYLIC FIBER, NON-WOVEN FABRIC, SHEET-LIKE PRODUCT, AND USES THEREOF AS METAL ADSORBENT

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A metal adsorption acrylic fiber, wherein:
said fiber consists of an acrylonitrile-based copolymer comprising at least 85 mass % of a component unit derived from acrylonitrile
and component units derived from vinyl acetate and sodium methallylsulfonate and 30-300 mass % of water relative to the mass
of the acrylonitrile-based copolymer; and

said fiber has a BET specific surface area of 50 to 500 m2/g, a SAG value of 2 to 20, and a strontium adsorption rate of 85% or more;

wherein the SAG value represents an amount of acidic terminal groups in said copolymer and is determined by a measurement
method comprising:

X g of the metal adsorption acrylic fiber is dissolved in 50 ml of dimethylformamide, and passed through an ion exchange resin
to give a free acid after which neutralization titration is performed with A ml of a 0.01 N potassium hydroxide/methanol solution
until pH 7 is reached;

separately, 50 ml of dimethylformamide which does not contain the metal adsorption acrylic fiber is taken as a blank and passed
through the ion exchange resin after which neutralization titration is performed with B ml of a 0.01 N potassium hydroxide/methanol
solution until pH 7 is reached; and

the SAG value is calculated using the following equation:
SAG value (equivalent g/g)=(A?B)/X×f×10?5 where f=a titer of the 0.01 N potassium hydroxide/methanol solution;
and wherein the strontium adsorption rate is measured by a measurement method comprising:
adding 5 g of the metal adsorption acrylic fiber, which has been vacuum dried, to a 1000 mL capacity fluorine resin container,
then adding 500 mL of an immersion liquid at 20° C. to the container to start immersion of the metal adsorption acrylic fiber,
wherein the immersion liquid comprises an aqueous solution of strontium carbonate with a concentration of 0.1 ppm;

agitating the container for 24 hours after the start of immersion, while maintaining a temperature of the immersion liquid
at 20° C., and then collecting the immersion liquid as a test liquid;

introducing the test liquid into an inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer, and quantitatively measuring a concentration
of strontium C1 (ppm) in the test liquid; and

adding 500 mL of the immersion liquid at 20° C., without the metal adsorption acrylic fiber, to another container to give
a reference liquid, and quantitatively measuring a concentration of strontium C2 (ppm) in the reference liquid;

wherein the strontium adsorption rate of the metal adsorption acrylic fiber is given by:
strontium adsorption rate (%)={(C2?C1)/C2}×100.

US Pat. No. 9,731,483

COATED FILM

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A coated film comprising:
a single-layer polyester film having an ester cyclic trimer content of not more than 0.7% by weight or a multilayer polyester
film comprising a polyester surface layer having an ester cyclic trimer content of not more than 0.7% by weight, and

a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the single-layer polyester film or multilayer polyester film, wherein the
coating layer is prepared from a coating solution consisting of at least one crosslinking agent as the sole nonvolatile component
in the coating solution.

US Pat. No. 9,653,754

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte mainly comprising a nonaqueous solvent and an electrolyte dissolved therein, wherein the nonaqueous
electrolyte comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of saturated chain hydrocarbons, saturated
cyclic hydrocarbons and ethers having a fluorine atom, and further comprises at least one metal salt of at least one of a
monofluorophosphate and a difluorophosphate,
wherein the at least one compound selected from the group consisting of saturated chain hydrocarbons, saturated cyclic hydrocarbons
and ethers having a fluorine atom is contained in a total amount of 0.01-15% by mass based on the total mass of the nonaqueous
electrolyte,

wherein the metal salt of the monofluorophosphate and/or difluorophosphate is contained in a total amount of from 0.001% by
mass to 5% by mass based on the total mass of the nonaqueous electrolyte, and

wherein the saturated chain hydrocarbons have 5-20 carbon atoms, the saturated cyclic hydrocarbons have 3-20 carbon atoms,
and the ethers having a fluorine atom are expressed by a general formula R5—O—R6, in which the R5 is an alkyl group having 1-20 carbon atoms substituted with 1-30 fluorine atoms, and R6 is an alkyl group which has 1-20 carbon atoms and may have be substituted with substituents.

US Pat. No. 10,022,898

METHOD FOR MOLDING FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC, AND MOLDING DEVICE FOR SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for molding a molded article of fiber-reinforced plastic having a closed cross-section comprising:forming a core having a desired shape by accommodating a grain group containing a plurality of high-rigidity grains in a flexible bag;
disposing a prepreg containing a resin and fiber so as to wrap around the core;
disposing the core and the prepreg wrapping around the core between an upper mold and a lower mold of a molding die; and
performing compression molding by closing the molding die;
wherein the method includes:
holding the upper mold and the lower mold by mold interval holding means so as not to cause an interval therebetween to be increased;
pressing a part of outer surface of the core, via the prepreg or not via the prepreg, to increase internal pressure of the core and deform the core by pressing means which comes into the cavity between the upper mold and the lower mold; and
eliminating voids between the core and the prepreg by the pressing and the deformation of the core.

US Pat. No. 9,871,257

POROUS ELECTRODE SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELL, PRECURSOR SHEET, AND FIBRILLAR FIBERS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing a porous electrode substrate, the method comprising carbonizing a precursor sheet in which short
carbon fibers (A) and carbon fiber precursor (b) are dispersed,
wherein a volume contraction rate of the carbon fiber precursor (b) is 83% or lower during the carbonizing,
wherein the carbonizing is conducted at a temperature of at least 1000° C.,
wherein the carbon fiber precursor (b) comprises carbon powder and an acrylonitrile-based polymer with 95% by mass or more
of acrylonitrile units.

US Pat. No. 9,522,897

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDRIDE USING UNSATURATED COMPOUND HAVING CARBON NUMBER OF 4 AS RAW MATERIAL

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1. A method for producing a hydride having a carbon number of 4, comprising contacting, in liquid phase, an unsaturated compound
having a total carbon number of 4 as a raw material with a solid catalyst obtained by loading a metal element belonging to
Groups 9 to 11 of the long periodic table on a support, and performing hydrogenation to continuously produce a corresponding
hydride having a carbon number of 4, wherein the hydrogenation is performed in the presence of a solvent comprising 1,4-butanediol
having a nitrogen component concentration of 1 ppm by weight to 1 wt % in terms of nitrogen atom, wherein the 1,4-butanediol
is previously contacted with an anion exchange resin to adjust the nitrogen concentration in the 1,4-butanediol to be from
1 ppm by weight to 1 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,493,708

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CAKING ADDITIVE FOR COKE PRODUCTION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COKE

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1. A caking additive for coke production consisting of a solvent deasphalted pitch, wherein the caking additive for coke production
has a softening point within a range from 179 to 200° C., an amount of carbon residue within a range from 30 to 70% by mass,
and an atomic ratio of hydrogen to carbon of not more than 1.2.

US Pat. No. 9,803,315

CATIONIZING AGENT, METHOD FOR FIRMLY FIXING WATER-INSOLUBLE PARTICLES, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DYED MATERIAL

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for firmly fixing water-insoluble particles onto a fabric, comprising:
cationizing the fabric by firmly fixing a cationizing agent to the fabric, wherein the cationizing agent comprises a polymer
comprising a constituent unit (a1) derived from a vinylamine monomer represented by formula (1); and

firmly fixing water-insoluble particles to the fabric by bringing the water-insoluble particles into contact with the fabric
after the cationizing


where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,645,540

BEARING MEMBER, END MEMBER, PHOTORECEPTOR-DRUM UNIT, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

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1. An end member comprising:
a shaft member comprising a rotating force transmission pin; and
a bearing member, wherein
the bearing member is disposed at an end section of a photoreceptor drum for attaching the shaft member that transmits a rotating
force to the bearing member, the bearing member comprising:

a tubular body; and
a holding section which is disposed inside the tubular body attachably and detachably, and holds a rotating force transmission
pin provided in the shaft member,

wherein the holding section includes at least two swing grooves provided extending along an axial direction of the tubular
body, and opposing each other, and introduction grooves, each having one end communicating with the swing groove and the other
end communicating with an outside of the swing groove,

wherein the holding section includes a bias member of which one end side is attached to the tubular body, and which can be
biased in the axial direction, and

wherein, where a side in which the shaft member is inserted in the bearing member is considered as an upper side, the introduction
grooves in a posture in which the shaft member transmits the rotating force are disposed entirely at a position to be lower
than an entirety or a part of the rotating force transmission pin, and

wherein the shaft member is prevented from being removed from the bearing member as the rotating force transmission pin of
the shaft member is hooked to the swing grooves of the hearing member.

US Pat. No. 10,132,978

POLARIZING ELEMENT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR POLARIZING ELEMENT

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A polarizing element, comprising:a substrate,
an anisotropic dye coating, and
a resin composition layer,
wherein the anisotropic dye coating and the resin composition layer are sequentially layered on the substrate,
a top surface and all side surfaces of the anisotropic dye coating are covered with the resin composition layer, and
the anisotropic dye coating and the resin composition layer are not formed on portions of the substrate.
US Pat. No. 9,873,777

CARBON FIBER BUNDLE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING CARBON FIBERS

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1. A carbon fiber bundle,
wherein
a single fiber fineness of the carbon fiber bundle is at least 0.8 dtex to no more than 2.1 dtex;
a strand strength of at least 4.9 GPa and a strand modulus of elasticity of at least 200 GP is determined by a method of ASTM
D4018; and

a degree of variability between fibers in a single fiber modulus of elasticity in a single fiber tension test is no more than
20%, wherein the degree of variability is calculated by the formula below:

Degree of variability (%)=(standard deviation/average value)×100.
US Pat. No. 9,853,326

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte solution, comprising:
(1) an electrolyte;
(2) a nonaqueous solvent, which dissolves the electrolyte and comprises, based on a total volume of the nonaqueous solvent:
(A) from 5-10% by volume of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of dimethoxyethane, diethoxyethane, and
ethoxymethoxyethane; and

(B) 90% by volume or more of a cyclic carbonate and an acyclic carbonate; and
(3) from 0.001-5% by mass, based on a total weight of the nonaqueous solvent, of LiPO2F2.

US Pat. No. 9,823,563

ALCOHOL COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTONE COMPOUND, (METH)ACRYLATE ESTER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND RESIST COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBST

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for producing an alcohol compound represented by formula (D), the method comprising:
a hydroboration process comprising reacting in a solvent a compound represented by formula (C) and a boron agent that is a
borane dimethylsulfide complex or a borane-1,2-dimethoxyethane complex, to obtain a reaction mixture; and

an oxidation process comprising treating the reaction mixture with hydrogen peroxide, and then adjusting a pH of the reaction
mixture to be within a range of 0.5 to 4:


wherein:
A1 to A6 are each independently a hydrogen atom, methyl group or ethyl group; and

X is an oxygen atom, sulfur atom, methylene group or ethylene group.
US Pat. No. 9,815,807

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-FURALDEHYDE

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1. A method for producing 2-furaldehyde, comprising heating, in a reaction system, a sugar raw material comprising a hexose
as a constituent component in an aprotic polar solvent in the presence of a solid acid catalyst,
wherein the solid acid catalyst is at least one selected from the group consisting of aluminum sulfate, zirconium sulfate,
zinc sulfate, nickel sulfate, ferric sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, magnesium sulfate, cobalt sulfate, and a rare
earth sulfate; and

the aprotic polar solvent is at least one selected from the group consisting of sulfolane, dimethyl sulfone and phthalide.

US Pat. No. 9,765,941

OPTICAL FILM, SURFACE LIGHT EMITTING BODY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL FILM

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A method for producing an optical film provided with a plurality of aligned convex microlenses comprising the following
steps A to D that are sequentially performed:
step A: a step of rotating a roll mold having an outer peripheral surface provided with a plurality of aligned concave microlens
transfer units, applying an active energy ray curing composition B onto the outer peripheral surface of the roll mold while
making a base material travel in a rotational direction of the roll mold along the outer peripheral surface of the roll mold,
and filling a part of a concave shape of the microlens transfer units with the active energy ray curing composition B;

step X: a step of irradiating the active energy ray curing composition B with an active energy ray;
step B: a step of providing an active energy ray curing composition A to between the outer peripheral surface of the roll
mold and the base material;

step C: a step of irradiating a region between the outer peripheral surface of the roll mold and the base material with an
active energy ray, in a state in which the active energy ray curing composition A is interposed between the outer peripheral
surface of the roll mold and the base material; and

step D: a step of separating a cured product obtained in the step C from the roll mold.