Patents Assigned to Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130068335
    Abstract: A refrigerant-transporting hose having excellent low-refrigerant permeability, acid resistance, and flexibility includes a tubular resin layer for contacting with a refrigerant, in which the resin layer is formed of a resin composition containing (A) an aliphatic polyamide; (B) a semi-aromatic polyamide; and (C) an elastomer, in which a weight mixing ratio “component (A)/component (B)” between the component (A) and the component (B) is 95/5 to 60/40, and the component (A) and the component (B) are in a compatible state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130068336
    Abstract: A heat-resistant hose for a vehicle available at a low cost and excellent in interlayer adhesiveness includes: an inner layer; and an outer layer directly formed on an outer peripheral surface of the inner layer, in which the inner layer comprises a fluorine-based rubber composition containing the following components (a) to (e): (a) a fluorine-based rubber; (b) a polyol-based vulcanizing agent; (c) an organic onium compound; (d) magnesium oxide; and (e) calcium hydroxide, and the outer layer comprises an acrylic rubber composition containing the following components (A) to (C): (A) an acrylic rubber; (B) a benzenediol; and (C) at least one of an imidazole compound and a diamine-based vulcanizing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130069289
    Abstract: A fluid-filled type vibration damping device including an elastic movable member attached to a partition member. The elastic movable member includes a clasped portion clasped by the partition member and a switching portion provided to an outer peripheral side of the clasped portion and positioned within a second orifice passage. An abutting portion is provided to the switching portion and projects to lengthwise opposite sides of the orifice passage. A switching mechanism is constituted for opening the orifice passage through a gap formed between the switching portion and the inside face of the orifice passage while closing the orifice passage by abutment of the abutting portion against the inside face of the orifice passage by means of a tilting motion of the switching portion relative to the clasped portion through elastic deformation of a thin portion provided between the clasped portion and the switching portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130064980
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hose with a protector layer 2 on the outer periphery of a tubular polyamide resin layer 1 includes steps of: preparing a rubber composition for forming the protector layer by separately preparing a first rubber material containing components (A) to (C) and a second rubber material containing components (a) and (b) but substantially free of a sulfur vulcanization agent and mixing them in a mixer; and forming the protector layer 2 by continuously vulcanizing unvulcanized rubber after continuous extrusion of the rubber composition onto the outer periphery of the previously formed polyamide resin layer 1. (A) Ethylene-propylene rubber (B) Sulfur vulcanization agent (C) Thiuram vulcanization accelerator (mp. 66 to 105° C.) (a) Ethylene-propylene rubber (b) Vulcanization accelerator (mp. 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130061974
    Abstract: A refrigerant-transporting hose includes a tubular inner layer 1 in contact with a fluorine refrigerant, an intermediate layer 2 formed on an outer periphery surface thereof, and at least one rubber layer 3 and 5 formed on a further outer periphery thereof, and the inner layer 1 is made of a inner layer material including maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene as a main component and the intermediate layer 2 is made of a intermediate layer material including polyamide resin as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130062822
    Abstract: A fluid-filled cylindrical vibration-damping device including at least one orifice member attached to an inside of an outer cylindrical member so as to straddle openings of pocket portions and extend in a circumferential direction. An orifice passage is defined by covering an orifice forming groove of the orifice member with the outer cylindrical member. A stopper mechanism is constituted by contact between an inner shaft member and the outer cylindrical member via the orifice member. A reinforcing rib is formed in the orifice member so as to project from a bottom face of the orifice forming groove and extend in the circumferential direction while a projecting distal end face thereof is in contact with the outer cylindrical member. The reinforcing rib partitions at least a portion of a circumference of the orifice passage into a plurality of passages that have same fluid flow characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20130056109
    Abstract: A resin-made fuel inlet pipe having a light weight excellent impact resistance, and causing no fuel leakage, includes: a tubular inner layer; and an outer layer laminated on an outer peripheral surface thereof, in which: the inner layer is formed of a resin having fuel resistance; the outer layer is formed of a resin (A) having a tensile elongation at 8 m/s measured by a high-speed tensile test of 200% or more; and the inner layer and the outer layer are in a substantially non-adherent state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130056107
    Abstract: A resin composition for a refrigerant-transporting hose, including: a semi-aromatic polyamide resin (A) as a main component; an aliphatic polyamide resin (B); and an elastomer (C), in which the aliphatic polyamide resin (B) is dispersed in a phase formed of the semi-aromatic polyamide resin (A) and the elastomer (C), which is not crosslinked, is incorporated in the form of particles into the dispersed aliphatic polyamide resin (B). Thus, excellent refrigerant permeation resistance and acid resistance, and at the same time, for example, extrusion processability and flexibility, are obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130056249
    Abstract: A flexible conductive material of the present invention includes an elastomer and a conductive material including silver at least in a surface. The conductive material is chemically bonded to the elastomer directly or indirectly and is thus incorporated into a mesh structure of the elastomer. Volume resistivity is 1×10?2 ?·cm or less in a state where the flexible conductive material is expanded by 10% in one axis direction. The flexible conductive material of the present invention is flexible and expandable/contractable and hardly increases in electrical resistance even after repeated expansion and contraction. A method of manufacturing the flexible conductive material of the present invention includes preparing a rubber composition including a rubber polymer composed of the elastomer component, the conductive material, and a reactive compound capable of being chemically bonded to both the elastomer and the conductive material and mixed when necessary; and cross-linking the prepared rubber composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130053229
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a conductive roll having high resistance to permanent set and high resistance to adhesion. The conductive roll 1 has a rubber elastic portion formed of a rubber material including a carbon-carbon double bond and exhibiting electric conductivity. The surface of the rubber elastic portion is exposed as the surface of the roll. An organic group including one or more groups selected from silicone groups and fluorine-containing groups is bonded through an isocyanuric acid skeleton to the surface of the rubber elastic portion. The organic group may be a group derived from an organic compound including one or more groups selected from silicone groups and fluorine-containing groups and having a carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinkichi Kashihara, Satoshi Tatsumi, Minobu Iinuma, Yosuke Hayashi, Koji Morihara
  • Patent number: 8376328
    Abstract: A fluid filled type vibration damping device including: a partition member having a communication passage connecting a pressure receiving and equilibrium chambers; an obstructing rubber elastic plate juxtaposed against the communication passage from an equilibrium chamber side, adapted to obstruct the communication passage, and arranged to be exposed to pressure of the pressure receiving and the equilibrium chamber at both faces; and a constraining member provided for retaining an outer peripheral section of the obstructing rubber elastic plate in contact against the partition member at multiple locations. The constraining member provides an opening/closing control member operated to induce the obstructing rubber elastic plate to push against the partition member and close off the communication passage, and to induce elastic deformation of the obstructing rubber elastic plate to be separated from the partition member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wakako Michiyama
  • Patent number: 8371409
    Abstract: A piping structure for transporting a fuel arranged between an engine and a fuel tank, is constructed by use of a resin tube that is formed in a straight tubular shape. The resin tube is flexed and bent at one or more points along a longitudinal direction of the resin tube to define one or more bent portions and thereby is provided with a predetermined bent shape. The resin tube is fixed in a motor vehicle body so as to retain the bent portions and thereby assembled in the motor vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Inoue, Masayuki Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 8357758
    Abstract: A modified natural rubber particle having carbon-carbon double bonds assigned to multifunctional vinyl monomers graft-copolymerized onto the surface of the modified natural rubber particle, which is prepared by graft-copolymerization of multifunctional vinyl monomers having two or more carbon-carbon double bonds onto natural rubber particles or deproteinized natural rubber particles. One of the methods for producing a modified natural rubber particle includes the steps of: forming inclusion complex of the multifunctional vinyl monomers having two or more carbon-carbon double bonds with a guest-protecting agent to protect at least one of the double bonds of the multifunctional vinyl monomers; graft-copolymerizing the resulting inclusion complex onto natural rubber particles or deproteinized natural rubber particles; and deprotecting the protected double bonds by removing the guest-protecting agent from the obtained graft-copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd., National University Corporation Nagaoka University of Technology
    Inventors: Osamu Wakisaka, Akihiro Shibahara, Seiichi Kawahara, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Nanthaporn Pukkate
  • Publication number: 20130001460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a urethane foam molded product that has high thermal conductivity with minimal change to its physical properties. A simple method for producing the same is also provided. The urethane foam molded product includes a base material formed of a polyurethane foam, and a thermal conductive filler mixed in the base material and oriented to form mutual connections. The thermal conductive filler is formed of composite particles that include thermal conductive particles formed of a nonmagnetic material, and magnetic particles adhered to the surfaces of the thermal conductive particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicants: TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Tomiyama, Naoki Kitayama, Yasuo Suzuki, Shinji Yoshida, Katsutoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20130001843
    Abstract: A fluid-filled active vibration damping device including a partition member having a holding space formed therein and a movable membrane installed in the holding space. A filter orifice tuned to a higher frequency than an orifice passage is formed at one wall part of the holding space facing to one surface of the movable membrane, and the holding space is in communication with one of a pressure receiving fluid chamber and an excitation fluid chamber through the filter orifice. An open hole is formed on the other wall part of the holding space facing to the other surface of the movable membrane opposite to the one surface in the thickness direction, and the holding space is in communication with the other of the two fluid chambers through the open hole. A through hole pierces the movable membrane in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro KANAYA
  • Publication number: 20130001842
    Abstract: A fluid-filled vibration damping device including: a partition member having first and second partition plates overlapping, and a holding area formed between overlapping surfaces of center parts of the two partition plates; and a movable membrane held and arranged in the holding area. A claw-shaped part and a perforation window are formed at respective corresponding positions of outer circumference parts of the two partition plates, and a fixing mechanism is constituted with the claw-shaped part latched in a circumference edge part of the perforation window. A widening area is provided between an outer circumference surface of the movable membrane and an inner circumference surface of the holding area by partially making a large distance therebetween. At least one of the two partition plates has a first air vent hole piercing a part constituting a wall part of the widening area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro KANAYA
  • Publication number: 20130001915
    Abstract: To provide a toe correct bush having excellent durability and a novel structure, the toe correct bush effectively achieving improvement in running stability during steering with a toe correction function and improvement in straight line performance with an intermediate restraining plate. A first intermediate restraining member is provided between opposing surfaces of an inner inclined portion and an outer inclined portion and is fixed to a compression rubber, the first intermediate restraining member spreading and being isolated from the opposing surfaces of the inner inclined portion and the outer inclined portion. A second intermediate restraining member is provided independent from the first intermediate restraining member between opposing surfaces of an inner flange and an outer flange and is fixed to a connecting rubber, the second intermediate restraining member spreading and being isolated from the opposing surfaces of the inner flange and the outer flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke YAMADA, Yorikazu NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20130004727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a heat insulating laminate structure having an excellent solar radiation shielding capability as well as an excellent radio wave transparency. The method includes placing a transparent laminate film between two transparent substrates, the transparent laminate film having on at least one side of a transparent polymer film a laminated layer structure in which a metal oxide layer containing an organic component and a metal layer are laminated and grooves having widths of 30 ?m or less are formed with dividing the metal layer; bonding the two substrates to each other through the transparent laminate film under application of a pressure; and promoting division of the metal layer in the transparent laminate film by the applied pressure to increase an overall surface resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki INAGAKI, Tetsuya TAKEUCHI, Tetsuji NARASAKI, Masataka INUZUKA, Osamu GOTO
  • Publication number: 20130001844
    Abstract: An anti-vibration rubber device is capable of advantageously preventing cracks from occurring in a constricted portion because of a long time use in a high-temperature environment. A rubber ring having higher resistance to gas permeability than a main rubber portion is externally inserted in a tension-deformed state to a stress concentration portion of a constricted portion in the main rubber portion that connects a first attachment member and a second attachment member. Due to a restoring force from the tension-deformed state, the rubber ring is tightly attached without being bonded to an outer peripheral surface of the stress concentration portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota ISHIKAWA, Yuichi OGAWA, Yorishige SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20120326368
    Abstract: A vibration damping bushing including: an inner axial member; an outer cylindrical member through which the inner axial member is inserted; a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting the two members; and a stopper member that is fitted onto the inner axial member as a component of a first stopper mechanism that limits relative displacement of the inner axial member against the outer cylindrical member to one side in an axial direction. The inner axial member is formed with a latching depression that opens toward an outer periphery thereof, and the stopper member is provided with a latching piece that protrudes outward in the axial direction. The latching piece is engaged with the latching depression so as to provide a slipping out prevention mechanism for preventing the stopper member from slipping out from the inner axial member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MAKINO, Chiharu TANAKA, Akira KOBAYASHI