Patents Assigned to Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20200406466
    Abstract: The present method for moving a tip of a line-like object is a method for moving a tip of a line-like object grasped by a robot hand to a target position, the method including: measuring a position of the tip of the line-like object grasped by the robot hand; and moving the tip to the target position based on the measured position of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoyoshi KITAI
  • Publication number: 20200377845
    Abstract: A nucleic acid separating apparatus includes: a stirring mechanism that stirs and resolving-processes a specimen and a reagent injected into a process tube; a pressurized gas supply mechanism that supplies a pressurized gas to a filter cartridge having a specimen liquid including nucleic acid, the specimen liquid being injected in the filter cartridge after the resolving-process, to separate and collect nucleic acid from the specimen liquid; a dispensing mechanism that injects the specimen, a reagent, or the specimen liquid after the resolving-process into the process tube and the filter cartridge; and a move mechanism that moves the pressurized gas supply mechanism and the dispensing mechanism, wherein the dispensing mechanism includes: a suction and discharge mechanism that is capable of attaching a dispensing chip to the suction and discharge mechanism and detaching the dispensing chip from the suction and discharge mechanism, the suction and discharge mechanism being capable of suctioning and discharging
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo WATANABE, Yasushi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10759930
    Abstract: A molding material mixture contains cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) and at least one base material selected from the group consisting of a resin and fibers. A hydrophobic polymer is chemically bonded to at least some of the —OH groups of the cellulose nanofibers. The base material and the cellulose nanofibers are ground or pelletized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Asuka Akihama, Minoru Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20200173065
    Abstract: A fiber assembly including cellulose water-repellent fibers of the present invention is at least one selected from cotton, a fiber bundle, a yarn, and a gray fabric. A water-repellent agent is in a cross-linked state and fixed to the surface of cellulose fibers. A method for producing a fiber assembly including cellulose water-repellent fibers of the present invention includes applying a water-repellent agent to at least one fiber assembly selected from cotton, a fiber bundle, a yarn, and a gray fabric, and cross-linking the water-repellent agent to the surface of cellulose fibers by drying and then heat curing. Thus, the present invention provides a fiber assembly including cellulose water-repellent fibers that has durable water repellency, can be used for resist dyeing, and does not cause color transfer, a method for producing the fiber assembly, and a fiber product using the fiber assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro OZAWA, Koichi ARAMAKI, Yasuaki HARA
  • Patent number: 10557016
    Abstract: A flame retardant resin composition includes a thermoplastic resin, flame retardant reinforced fibers, and a flame retardant. The flame retardant reinforced fibers include cellulosic fibers, a phosphorus compound that is grafted to the surface of the cellulosic fibers, and a polyamine compound that is bound to the phosphorus compound. The flame retardant is a phosphorus-based flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha, Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Asuka Akihama, Minoru Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10514334
    Abstract: To show a highly accurate cell measurement method. A cell measurement method comprises: a step of staining a cultured target cell with a dye; a step of obtaining a first image and a second image which are transmission images for a first light and a second light to which the dye has different absorbance; a step of dividing each of the first image and the second image into a plurality of divided regions and comparing the first image and the second image for each of the divided regions so as to eliminate noises; and a step of integrating an indicator of a cell amount in each of the divided regions in the images from which the noises were eliminated so as to evaluate a target cell amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuko Nanjo, Hiroyuki Asano, Isao Miyagawa, Yoshio Takada
  • Patent number: 10486916
    Abstract: An article supplying device is provided. The article supplying device has a conveyance portion for conveying conveyed objects, and a movable block. The movable block includes a housing portion capable of housing one conveyed object at a receiving position in which the housing portion communicates with a downstream end of the conveyance portion. The movable block is capable of a reciprocal movement in a direction intersecting a receiving direction of the conveyed objects. Moreover, the movable block includes a biting preventing portion for pushing back a subsequent conveyed object entered into the housing portion after the conveyed object having been housed in the housing portion toward the conveyance portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakajima, Hideaki Hikawa
  • Patent number: 10427885
    Abstract: This article supply method comprises: a step for introducing, using a movable block capable of reciprocating between a first position and a second position, a single object to be conveyed into a housing portion formed on the movable block when the movable block is in the first position; a forward step for pressing the movable block from the first position in a range of motion of the movable block while vacuum-sucking the movable block from the second position in the range of motion of the movable block, and then continuing the vacuum-sucking from the second position and moving the movable block to the second position; a step for discharging the object to be conveyed from the housing portion when the movable block is in the second position; and a return step for vacuum-sucking the movable block from the first position and moving the movable block to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakajima, Hideaki Hikawa
  • Publication number: 20190256885
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a highly accurate cell measurement method. [Solution] A cell measurement method comprising: a step of staining target cells with a dye; an image obtaining step for obtaining an image of the target cells; a discrimination step for discriminating the target cells from contaminating cells by applying multi-stage binarization processing to the image; a step of eliminating noises due to the contaminating cells from the image based on the result of the discrimination step; and a step of evaluating an amount of target cells by integrating an index value of cell amount in the image from which the contaminating cells have been eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko NANJO, Hiroyuki ASANO, Isao MIYAGAWA, Yoshio TAKADA
  • Patent number: 10309558
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a bent product from an integrally extrusion molded body without the loss of lightweight properties or the like. [Solution] A bent product (10) that is formed by bending an integrally extrusion-formed body and has: a metal core material (20) provided with a tube-shaped peripheral wall (21) and a first partition wall (23) that extends in the longitudinal direction of the tube shape and divides the inner space of the peripheral wall in the direction of the major axis of the cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tube shape; and a covering layer (40) that is formed on the outer surface of the core material and contains at least a thermoplastic resin. The thickness (t) of the peripheral wall is 0.8-2.3 mm, and a reinforcing means is provided to the inner space side of the peripheral wall at a section (25) thereof to the inside of the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Wako, Katsuya Ichinose
  • Publication number: 20190137396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescent probe including a carrier molecule, a fluorescent dye a bound to the carrier molecule, and a fluorescent dye b bound to the carrier molecule in which the excitation wavelengths of the fluorescent dyes a and b are different, and FRET does not occur between the fluorescent dyes a and b. The present invention also relates to a method for detecting fluorescence that includes a step of labeling target cells with the fluorescent probe, and a step of irradiating the target cells labeled with the fluorescent probe with excitation light and observing the fluorescence from the fluorescent probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation Nagoya University, KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichiro HAYASHI, Wataru SAKAMOTO, Toshinobu YOGO, Hiroki MARUOKA
  • Patent number: 10273349
    Abstract: Fibers for fiber-reinforced resin of the present invention are fibers for fiber-reinforced resin to which a sizing agent is adhered. The fibers are at least one selected from carbon fibers and glass fibers, and an ester bond (—COO—) generated by denaturation of the sizing agent is present on surfaces of the fibers. A method for producing the same according to the present invention includes: subjecting fibers to which a sizing agent is adhered to at least one treatment selected from the group consisting of ozone oxidation, ultraviolet irradiation at a wavelength of 400 nm or less, and a plasma treatment. The fibers are at least one selected from carbon fibers and glass fibers. Thus, it is possible to provide carbon fibers having enhanced wettability to a matrix resin and thereby allowing the matrix resin to be impregnated between the fibers easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masamichi Ito, Tadaharu Tanaka, Wataru Horimoto
  • Publication number: 20190112135
    Abstract: An article supplying device is provided. The article supplying device has a conveyance portion for conveying conveyed objects, and a movable block. The movable block includes a housing portion capable of housing one conveyed object at a receiving position in which the housing portion communicates with a downstream end of the conveyance portion. The movable block is capable of a reciprocal movement in a direction intersecting a receiving direction of the conveyed objects. Moreover, the movable block includes a biting preventing portion for pushing back a subsequent conveyed object entered into the housing portion after the conveyed object having been housed in the housing portion toward the conveyance portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAJIMA, Hideaki HIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190092984
    Abstract: A reinforcing carbon fiber sheet (1) of the present invention includes: a carbon fiber filament (2) group arrayed in parallel in one direction; and a thermoplastic adhesive (4) present on at least part of the carbon fiber filament group in a direction across the carbon fiber filament group to unite the carbon fiber filament group. Preferably, the reinforcing sheet (1) includes a minimum amount of the carbon fibers required to produce a reinforcing effect. A sizing layer (3) of an epoxy-based resin is present on the surface of the carbon fiber filaments (2), and has a high affinity for the thermoplastic adhesive layer (4) present thereon, so that they strongly adhere to each other. Thus, the present invention provides a reinforcing carbon fiber sheet that is thin, has good handling properties and easily adheres to a substance to be reinforced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichi HIRAISHI, Wataru HORIMOTO, Tadaharu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10226959
    Abstract: A substrate processing device, which processes by immersing the substrate in the processing liquid comprising a mixture of a chemical and a diluting liquid, is provided with: a processing tank (1) that retains the processing liquid; heating means (2, 3) that heat the processing liquid; a temperature detection means (4) that detects the temperature of the processing liquid; a temperature control means (5) that operates the aforementioned heating means (2, 3) in a manner so that the detected temperature approaches a set temperature; a replenishing means (6) that replenishes the diluting liquid in the processing liquid; a concentration detection means (7) that detects the concentration of the processing liquid by measuring the light absorption characteristics of the processing liquid; and a concentration control means (8) that operates the aforementioned replenishing means (6) in a manner so that the detected concentration approaches a set concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha, Chemical Art Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromi Kiyose, Satoru Hiraki, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190016540
    Abstract: This article supply method comprises: a step for introducing, using a movable block capable of reciprocating between a first position and a second position, a single object to be conveyed into a housing portion formed on the movable block when the movable block is in the first position; a forward step for pressing the movable block from the first position in a range of motion of the movable block while vacuum-sucking the movable block from the second position in the range of motion of the movable block, and then continuing the vacuum-sucking from the second position and moving the movable block to the second position; a step for discharging the object to be conveyed from the housing portion when the movable block is in the second position; and a return step for vacuum-sucking the movable block from the first position and moving the movable block to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAJIMA, Hideaki HIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10153182
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus that performs processing by immersing a substrate into a processing liquid obtained by mixing phosphoric acid with a diluent includes a concentration sensing means for sensing the concentration of the processing liquid by measuring the absorbance characteristics of the processing liquid. The concentration sensing means includes a light-transmitting section that introduces the processing liquid into the inside to let the processing liquid pass therethrough, a light-emitting section that radiates light having a predetermined wavelength to the light-transmitting section, a light-receiving section that receives the light therefrom via the light-transmitting section, a first lens that condenses the light emitted from the light-emitting section to the light-transmitting section, a second lens that condenses the light that has passed through the light-transmitting section to the light-receiving section, and a cooling mechanism that cools at least one of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Noboru Higashi, Satoru Hiraki, Hiromi Kiyose, Hideaki Sato, Hiroshi Komiya
  • Publication number: 20180313027
    Abstract: A method for producing a carbon fiber opened sheet 8 is provided. The method includes performing a surface activation treatment on an unopened tow of carbon fibers (3a, 3b) to which a sizing agent has been applied, and opening the unopened tow of carbon fibers (3a, 3b) into a sheet. The opening process preferably uses at least one set of opening devices. The set of opening devices includes a holding shaft (4a-4d, 5a-5d) for bending and conveying the unopened tow of carbon fibers (3a, 3b), and an opening bar (6a-6c) that vibrates in the width direction of the unopened tow. A difference in height ?H between the end of the holding shaft (4a-4d, 5a-5d) and the end of the opening bar (6a-6c) is preferably 5 to 30 mm. With this configuration, even if a sizing agent is applied to the unopened tow of carbon fibers, the filaments are easily separated from each other and the tow is easily opened. Thus, the carbon fiber opened sheet is less likely to have a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru HORIMOTO, Masamichi ITO
  • Patent number: 10087016
    Abstract: An article supply device has: a transport part that transports transported objects, and a movable block. The movable block is provided with a storage part that can store one of the transported objects in a reception position that communicates with a downstream end of the transport part. The movable block is capable of reciprocal movement in a direction that intersects the reception direction of the transported object. At one end of the reciprocal movement, the storage part is in the reception position. At the other end of the reciprocal movement, the storage part is in a dispensation or retrieval position from which the transported object can be dispensed or retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakajima, Hideaki Hikawa
  • Publication number: 20180252636
    Abstract: To show a highly accurate cell measurement method. A cell measurement method comprises: a step of staining a cultured target cell with a dye; a step of obtaining a first image and a second image which are transmission images for a first light and a second light to which the dye has different absorbance; a step of dividing each of the first image and the second image into a plurality of divided regions and comparing the first image and the second image for each of the divided regions so as to eliminate noises; and a step of integrating an indicator of a cell amount in each of the divided regions in the images from which the noises were eliminated so as to evaluate a target cell amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuko NANJO, Hiroyuki ASANO, Isao MIYAGAWA, Yoshio TAKADA