Patents Assigned to Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220206215
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes: a core portion made of glass; and a cladding portion made of glass, having a refractive index lower than the refractive index of the core portion, and positioned on an outer periphery of the core portion. Further, the cladding portion has an outer diameter smaller than 100 ?m, and the core portion has a relative refractive-index difference of 0.32% to 0.40% with respect to the cladding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori MUKASA
  • Patent number: 11367993
    Abstract: A lid portion, that is mounted on a package that houses an optical isolator at a certain position, includes: a main body portion that is in contact with an upper end portion of a sidewall of the package; and a thick portion that is provided on a lower surface of the main body portion and determines a position of the lid portion with respect to the package. Further, the thick portion is provided on the lower surface other than a lower surface region of the main body portion, the lower surface region being directly above the optical isolator housed in the package when the lid portion is mounted on the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Inaba, Maiko Ariga, Kazuki Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20220186095
    Abstract: A transparent adhesive composition including an epoxy resin (A), an epoxy resin-curing agent (B), and a phenoxy resin (C), wherein the epoxy resin-curing agent (B) satisfies the following (1) and (2): (1) the epoxy resin-curing agent (B) is in a powdery form and has a particle diameter (d90) at 90% cumulative distribution frequency of 2.0 ?m or less; and (2) the epoxy resin-curing agent (B) has solubility in 100 g of methyl ethyl ketone at 25° C. of 0.1 g or less; a film-shaped transparent adhesive processed therefrom; a method of producing a transparent adhesive cured layer-attached member by using the film-shaped transparent adhesive; a method of producing an electronic component; and an electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru MORITA, Koyuki SAKAI, Keita WATAHIKI
  • Publication number: 20220184602
    Abstract: An analyte identifying and sorting apparatus for sorting a target analyte based on an identification result of analytes dispersed in a liquid. The apparatus includes an identification unit including an analyte storage section configured to store analytes dispersed in a liquid, a pressure control section configured to feed the liquid to a flow path provided to extend downward from the analyte storage section, a light irradiation section configured to irradiate light to the analytes, an optical information measurement section measuring optical information of the analytes, and a determination section determining whether the analyte is a target analyte or a non-target analyte based on the optical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru TAKAHASHI, Ken TSUKII, Kenichi KIMURA, Jie XU
  • Patent number: 11361791
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy sheet for a magnetic disk includes an aluminum alloy comprising 0.10 to 3.00 mass % (hereafter simply “%”) of Fe, 0.1 to 3.0% of Mn, 0.003 to 1.000% of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000 s % of Zn, wherein second phase particles having a maximum diameter of 100 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less are dispersed at a distribution density of 50 particles/mm2 or less in a region (A) occupying 25% or less of a sheet thickness from a sheet thickness center plane to opposite surfaces of the sheet, second phase particles having a maximum diameter of 100 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less are 0 particles/mm2 in a region (C) that is obtained by excluding the region (A) from a region (B) occupying 50% or less of the sheet thickness from the sheet thickness center plane to the opposite surfaces of the sheet, and the amount of Mn solid solution is 0.03 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: UACJ CORPORATION, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kitawaki, Makoto Yonemitsu, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Sadayuki Toda, Ryo Sakamoto, Yasuo Fujii
  • Patent number: 11361876
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrally formed product including a metal and a fiber of biological origin disposed in dispersed state in the metal. A proportion by mass of the fiber of biological origin contained in the integrally formed product is within a range of 0.02 mass % or more and 10 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayasu Kasahara, Akira Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20220179150
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes: a core made of silica based glass; a cladding made of silica based glass, the cladding having a refractive index that is lower than a maximum refractive index of the core; and a coating including a primary coating layer, and a secondary coating layer. An outer diameter of the cladding is less than 100 ?m. A thickness of the primary coating layer is larger than or equal to 15 ?m. A mode field diameter at a wavelength of 1310 nm is larger than or equal to 8.6 ?m and smaller than or equal to 9.2 ?m. An effective cutoff wavelength is smaller than or equal to 1260 ?m. A bending loss at a wavelength of 1550 nm when bending is made at a diameter of 60 mm is smaller than or equal to 0.1 dB/100 turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori MUKASA, Tamas MIHALFFY, Zoltan VARALLYAY
  • Publication number: 20220181830
    Abstract: A flat cable assembly for a rotary connector device includes a first lead block, a first flat cable, and a second flat cable. The first lead block includes a first lead block body and a first conductor that includes a first exposure surface exposed from the first lead block body and is attached to the first lead block body. The first flat cable includes a first cable end portion connected to the first exposure surface so as to extend from the first exposure surface in a first direction. The second flat cable includes a second cable end portion connected to the first exposure surface so as to extend from the first exposure surface in a second direction, which is different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Yoji TAJIRI, Yoshihiro SHIOTANI, Hirofumi UTSUNOMIYA
  • Patent number: 11346617
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wick structure accommodated in a container of a heat pipe having plural foils and a structure holding portion for fixing the foils. The respective foils are held by the structure holding portion, whereby the foils are positions and arrange in parallel. The foil is connected to the other foils including the other adjacent foils via the structure holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Kaibuchi, Tomoaki Toratani
  • Publication number: 20220161239
    Abstract: Provided is a functional structure which can suppress functional degradation of a functional material to achieve longer life, which can save resources without complicated replacement operations, and which, used for example as a catalyst, exhibits excellent catalytic activity. The functional structure includes supports each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional material present in the supports and including a metal element (M), in which each of the supports has channels communicating with one another, the functional material is present at least in the channel of each of the supports, and the metal element (M) having constituted the functional material is partially substituted with an element having constituted the supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Hirokazu SASAKI, Shinsuke NISHIDA, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220162409
    Abstract: A fiber-dispersed resin composite material, containing fiber dispersed in a resin, wherein the content of the fiber in the fiber-dispersed resin composite material is 1 mass % or more and less than 70 mass %, and wherein the fiber-dispersed resin composite material has a maximum color difference A determined under conditions below of 0.05 or more and 6 or less: <Conditions> L*, a*, and b* values in CIE (L*a*b*) color space are measured on a straight line at 8 points with an interval of 1 cm by using a chromameter, and a color difference ?E1 between measurement points linearly adjacent to each other is calculated by [Expression 1-1] below while a maximum value among 7 calculated values for the resulting color difference ?E1 is set as the maximum color difference A, ? ? E ? 1 = [ ( L i + 1 ? - L i ? ) 2 + ( a i + 1 * - a i * ) 2 + ( b i + 1 ? - b i ? ) 2 ] 0 .
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu HARA, Jae Kyung KIM, Jiro SAKATO, Jirou HIROISHI, Toshihiro SUZUKI, Masami TAZUKE, Masato IKEUCHI, Kyosuke YAMAZAKI, Kentaro YABUNAKA
  • Publication number: 20220161242
    Abstract: Provided is a synthesis gas production catalyst structure or the like which can maintain stable high catalytic activity for a long period of time without degradation and can allow efficient production of a synthesis gas including carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The synthesis gas production catalyst structure 1 for use in producing a synthesis gas comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen, the synthesis gas production catalyst structure 1 including: supports 10 each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound; and at least one catalytic material 20 present in the supports 10, in which each of the supports 10 has channels 11 communicating with one another, each of the supports 10 has a ratio (L/d ratio) of long side dimension L to thickness dimension d of 5.0 or more, and the catalytic material 20 is present at least in the channel 11 of each of the supports 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Atsushi SHIMOYAMADA, Tomohiko MORI, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220162431
    Abstract: A fiber-dispersed resin composite material, containing fiber dispersed in a resin, wherein the content of the fiber in the fiber-dispersed resin composite material is 1 mass % or more and less than 70 mass %, and wherein when a length-weighted average fiber length and a number-averaged fiber length of the fiber as determined under conditions below are set to LL and LN, respectively, LL and LN satisfy [Expression 1-1] below: <Conditions> LL and LN are determined for a dissolution residue obtained by immersing the fiber-dispersed resin composite material in a solvent miscible with the resin in the composite material, in accordance with Pulps-Determination of fiber length by automated optical analysis as specified by ISO 16065 2001, and 1 . 0 ? 1 < ( L ? L / L ? N ) < 1 . 3 ? 0 .
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu HARA, Jae Kyung KIM, Jiro SAKATO, Jirou HIROISHI, Toshihiro SUZUKI, Masami TAZUKE, Masato IKEUCHI, Kyosuke YAMAZAKI, Kentaro YABUNAKA
  • Patent number: 11341995
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy sheet for a magnetic disk, a method for manufacturing same, and a magnetic disk using same. The aluminum alloy sheet is made of an aluminum alloy comprising 0.10 to 3.00 mass % of Fe, 0.003 to 1.000 mass % of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000 mass % of Zn, with a balance of Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein a value obtained by dividing a difference in an area ratio (%) of second phase particles between a region (A) and a region (B) by an average value of area ratios (%) of second phase particles in the regions (A) and (B) is 0.05 or less, the region (A) being a region from a sheet thickness center plane to a front surface of the sheet, and the region (B) being a region from the sheet thickness center plane to a rear surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: UACJ CORPORATION, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kitawaki, Yu Igarashi, Keisuke Kamiya, Yu Matsui, Makoto Yonemitsu, Ryo Sakamoto, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Hiroki Ota
  • Publication number: 20220157486
    Abstract: An insulating tape for coating a connection portion of a power cable is unlikely to cause local cracking to a fused part even when a highly hydrophilic polyethylene is used. This insulating tape is formed of a resin material including a polyethylene which is at least partially modified by a molecule capable of imparting hydrophilicity; an antioxidant; and a cross-linking agent. The antioxidant has a molecular weight of not less than 190 but less than 1,050. The contained amount of the antioxidant is 0.05-0.8 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polyethylene. The insulating tape has a thickness of 50-250 ?m. In addition, this power cable 1 is provided with a connection structure that has a connection portion formed by conductively connecting ends of multiple power cables where respective conductors are exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MIEDA, Takahiro KANAYA
  • Publication number: 20220157488
    Abstract: An insulating resin composition that allows a reduction in the amount of spatial electric charges accumulated in an insulating layer, whereby dielectric breakdown is less likely to occur. This insulating resin composition 1 contains at least an antioxidant and a base resin including an unmodified polyolefin resin and a modified polyolefin resin modified by a molecule having a polar group. The modified polyolefin resin is modified by at least one selected from unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydride derivatives, unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydrides, and unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, which are each a molecule having a polar group. The base resin has a so-called island-in-sea structure in which a second phase 12 containing the modified polyolefin resin is present in a first phase 11 containing the unmodified polyolefin resin. The second phase has an average diameter of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MIEDA, Takahiro KANAYA
  • Patent number: 11337336
    Abstract: A cooling device including a container to which at least one heating element is thermally connected, a primary refrigerant, and a condensation tube through which a secondary refrigerant flows, wherein a container inner surface area increasing portion is formed on an inner surface of the container to which the heating element is thermally connected, and a plate-shaped member is provided, that includes a shielding portion that is located above the container inner surface area increasing portion in a direction of gravity and below the condensation tube in the direction of gravity, with at least a part of the shielding portion not immersed in the primary refrigerant in a liquid phase, and the plate-shaped member includes a support portion extending from the shielding portion, in a part of a periphery along an orthogonal direction to the direction of gravity, of the container inner surface area increasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Kenya Kawabata, Yoshinori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11333828
    Abstract: An optical connection component includes: a plurality of types of optical fibers; a plurality of high relative refractive-index difference optical fibers in each of which a relative refractive-index difference between a core and a cladding is larger than a relative refractive-index difference in each of the plurality of types of optical fibers and which are fusion spliced to the plurality of types of optical fibers; and a fixing member having a plurality of V-shaped grooves that receive the high relative refractive-index difference optical fibers with coating removed, the fixing member being configured to fix relative positions of the high relative refractive-index difference optical fibers and an optical element when optically coupling the high relative refractive-index difference optical fibers, which have been fusion spliced to the plurality of types of optical fibers, to the optical element. The high relative refractive-index difference optical fibers are of the same type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Takahashi, Mitsuhiro Iwaya, Tsunetoshi Saito
  • Patent number: D953280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shuta Hikichi, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Yosuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: D954005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Shuta Hikichi