Intellectual Property and R&D

Nippon Sanso Holdings recognizes that intellectual property is an important asset, and actively promotes the strategic acquisition, maintenance, and application of intellectual property with the aim of ensuring a competitive advantage, contributing to profitability, and enabling global growth. At the same time, we are working actively to utilize intellectual property in our businesses. In addition to respecting the intellectual property rights of third parties, in line with our philosophy of legal and regulatory compliance, we take appropriate measures against infringements of our intellectual property rights.

Furthermore, we are engaged in research on applied technologies in various fields, including in advanced fields based on our proprietary gas technologies accumulated over more than 100 years since our founding. Looking ahead, we will continue our initiatives to promote the creation and use of intellectual property, and support the growth of the Group as a global company.

System for Promoting Intellectual Property Management

Nippon Sanso Holdings will work to encourage coordination with each operating company to ensure the appropriate acquisition, management, and use of intellectual property with a view of strengthening the comprehensive capabilities of the Group and achieving sustainable growth globally. The Global Strategy Review Committee, chaired by the president and CEO, meets once a year to determine the direction for important initiatives in management of technological risks (risks related to safety, quality and product safety, the environment, and intellectual property). Each operating company formulates and executes plans for each fiscal year in accordance with the determined policy.

Number of Publication of Patent Applications in Japan Held by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

Number of Publication of Patent Applications in Japan Held by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation<

Number of Patents Held Worldwide by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

Number of Patents Held Worldwide by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

Breakdown of Patent Portfolio of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation in Japan by Business

Breakdown of Patent Portfolio of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation in Japan by Business

R&D

By continuing our rigorous pursuit of the possibilities of gas and uncompromising R&D, we will create new demand for gas. To propose total solutions for our customers’ needs, we will continue to make unstinting efforts at the Yamanashi Laboratory, Tsukuba Laboratory, and SI Innovation Center, backed by a wealth of expertise and experience.

Yamanashi Laboratory

Yamanashi Laboratory
Yamanashi Laboratory

The Yamanashi Laboratory is one of our global R&D hubs, responsible for development of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group’s core technologies. These include gas-related safety technologies, oxygen combustion, welding and cutting, heat treatment, low-temperature applications, adsorption, and nanomaterials. Furthermore, the plant also focuses on the development and commercialization of cutting-edge technologies, such as additive manufacturing, which is at the heart of the manufacturing digital revolution, as well as cryopreservation systems for biological samples in the life science field.

Oxygen combustion SCOPE-Jet ® series
Oxygen combustion SCOPE-Jet ® series

Food-freezing Bistranza series
Food-freezing Bistranza series

Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing

Carbon nanotubes and copper nanoparticles
Carbon nanotubes and copper nanoparticles

Tsukuba Laboratory

Tsukuba Laboratory
Tsukuba Laboratory

At the Tsukuba Laboratory, we are engaged in R&D in the fields of cryoseparation, stable isotope separation, cryogenic technologies, application technologies for gas and stable isotopes, and ultra-high-sensitivity gas analysis. In the electronics field, we are engaged in the development of new materials and processes, as well as cutting-edge research into semiconductor manufacturing technologies such as metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD).

Cryogenic air separation unit
Cryogenic air separation unit

Liquid material container
Liquid material container

MOCVD equipment for semiconductor manufacturing
MOCVD equipment for semiconductor manufacturing

Separation-type dilution refrigerator e-Diluton®
Separation-type dilution refrigerator e-Diluton®

SI Innovation Center

SI Innovation Center
SI Innovation Center

The SI Innovation Center concentrates on R&D of stable isotopes. The center develops and produces stable isotope-related products, such as cell-free protein expression kits and stable isotope labeling tag reagents, and other applications. Based on our proprietary technologies, the center focuses on further technological innovations, for example, participating in national research programs in cooperation with universities and research institutions.

Musaibokun cell-free kit
Musaibokun cell-free kit

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