Patents Assigned to Toray Industries
  • Patent number: 10680224
    Abstract: A polyolefin multilayer microporous membrane is disclosed. The polyolefin multilayer microporous membrane has a low air permeability value, maintains high porosity and mechanical strength even when formed into a thin film. The polyolefin multilayer microporous membrane also has excellent impedance characteristics. The polyolefin multilayer microporous membrane has excellent battery characteristics when used as a battery separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kosuke Harumoto, Yukiko Miura, Hideto Mitsuoka
  • Patent number: 10676611
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a prepreg which satisfies one of a)-c): a) having superior storage stability and capable of providing a fiber-reinforced composite material having superior mechanical properties; b) capable of providing a fiber-reinforced composite material having superior mechanical properties, and the obtained fiber-reinforced composite material has superior appearance quality; and c) having superior storage stability, generating less amount of heat when cured, and enabling the cure extent and the viscosity in the B-stage state to be flexibly controlled. To achieve the purpose, the present invention provides a prepreg including reinforced fibers and an epoxy resin composition which contains an epoxy resin and a curing agent represented by a specific chemical formula, and which satisfies a specific condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eiki Takahashi, Daisuke Konishi, Noriyuki Hirano, Tatsuya Fujita, Shuji Udagawa
  • Patent number: 10676311
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and a device for manufacturing a partial split-fiber fiber bundle and a partial split-fiber fiber bundle obtained are characterized by piercing a fiber splitting means provided with a plurality of protruding parts into a fiber bundle formed from a plurality of single fibers while making the fiber bundle travel along the longitudinal direction thereof and creating a split-fiber processed part, forming entangled parts where single fibers are interlaced at contact parts with the protruding parts in at least one split-fiber processed part, thereafter pulling the fiber splitting means out of the fiber bundle, and after passing through an entanglement accumulation part including the entangled parts, once again piercing the fiber splitting means into the fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Katsuhiro Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10675787
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite molded body includes a first step of introducing an FRP base material into a mold via a slit part provided in the mold, and inserting the FRP base material along a mold cavity; and a second step of injecting a molten thermoplastic resin composition A into the mold cavity to form the FRP base material into a three-dimensional shape and integrate the injected thermoplastic resin composition A and the FRP base material. The method makes it possible to easily and accurately mold a composite molded body of which a desired portion is efficiently and accurately reinforced in the same mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Hattori, Masato Sugamori, Kazuyoshi Nakano, Yoshito Kuroda, Hideo Matsuoka, Tomoyuki Onodera, Yoshiyuki Honda, Nobuhiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10676783
    Abstract: An analysis chip includes a substrate main body having a plurality of reaction portions in which a selective binding substance selectively binding to a substance to be examined is immobilized; a corner portion in which different straight lines or curved lines intersect with each other in a cross section in which a plane passing through a surface of the substrate main body on which the reaction portions are provided is a cut surface; a partition portion formed by applying water repellent treatment to the surface of the substrate main body on which the reaction portions are provided, the partition portion being configured to partition the reaction portions inside an outer edge formed by the surface, and a connection portion having water repellency, the connection portion being configured to connect between a part of the partition portion and the corner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Otsuka, Yoji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20200172984
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a kit or a device for the detection of colorectal cancer and a method for detecting colorectal cancer. The present invention provides a kit or a device for the detection of colorectal cancer, comprising a nucleic acid capable of specifically binding to a miRNA in a sample from a subject, and a method for detecting colorectal cancer, comprising measuring the miRNA in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Satoko KOZONO, Hitoshi NOBUMASA, Satoshi KONDOU, Hiroko SUDO, Junpei KAWAUCHI, Atsushi OCHIAI, Motohiro KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200170382
    Abstract: Provided is a nonwoven fabric for skin care products. The nonwoven fabric includes: a thermoplastic resin fiber having a single fiber diameter of 50 nm or more and 800 nm or less; and a cellulose fiber having a tensile strength measured in accordance with JIS L 1015:2010 8.7.2 of 1.9 cN/dtex or less. A total content of the thermoplastic resin fiber and the cellulose fiber is 85% by mass or more relative to a total mass of the nonwoven fabric for skin care products, and a content ratio by mass of the thermoplastic resin fiber and the cellulose fiber (Thermoplastic resin fiber/Cellulose fiber) is 0.06 to 0.22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumi Oyama, Hiroshi Kajiyama, Makoto Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20200171441
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carbon membrane for fluid separation that can suppress the breakage of a carbon membrane installed in a separation module during a vacuum desorption step before permeation of a fluid or during permeation of a fluid. The present invention provides a carbon membrane for fluid separation including a porous carbon support and a dense carbon layer provided on the porous carbon support, wherein the porous carbon support has an Rs value of 1.0 or less, where the Rs value is an R value (peak intensity of D-band (1360 cm?1)/peak intensity of G-band (1580 cm?1)) calculated from a Raman spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kosaku Takeuchi, Dai Kondo, Takaaki Mihara, Tomoyuki Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10669474
    Abstract: A light source unit includes: a light emitting body; and a color conversion film including an organic luminescent material configured to convert at least a part of incident light incident from the light emitting body into light having a wavelength longer than a wavelength of the incident light. The light emitting body includes a light source, and a layer including a green phosphor and formed on the light source. The organic luminescent material has a light emission wavelength peak in a wavelength region of 580 nm or longer and 750 nm or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kanzaki, Yuichiro Iguchi, Masaaki Umehara
  • Patent number: 10673045
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a secondary battery which comprises a high-voltage cathode active material and a separator whose pores are not obstructed even though being used together with the high-voltage cathode active material, thereby preventing the obstruction of pores in the separator and the formation of a dendrite in the anode and eventually providing good battery life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Yu, Jung-Don Suk, Seok-Koo Kim, Doo-Kyung Yang, Yoo-Sun Kang, Kyung-Mi Lee, Jin-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10669377
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyimide solution which does not require a ring-closing process at a high temperature for obtaining a heat-resistant polyimide non-woven fabric and which is hardly affected by atmosphere humidity in fiber production by electrospinning, so that a fiber with a stable diameter can be obtained in any circumstance. A polyimide solution including: (a) a resin containing 50 mol % or more, based on the total amount of the resin, of a structural unit represented by the general formula (1); and (b) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Natsuko Chayama, Masao Tomikawa, Tomoyuki Yuba
  • Patent number: 10668647
    Abstract: A prepreg comprising a layer of impregnated reinforcing fibers comprising at least one layer of reinforcing fibers impregnated by a resin composition comprising at least a thermosetting resin, a curing agent and an accelerator, such that the accelerator has a gradient concentration which is more concentrated in the resin composition in the vicinity of the reinforcing fibers than further away. The resin composition comprising a first resin composition impregnates the reinforcing fibers to provide a layer of impregnated reinforcing fibers and a surface layer comprising a second resin composition is formed on the layer of impregnated reinforcing fibers, wherein the first resin composition has at least one peak exotherm occurring at a time earlier than and/or at a temperature lower than any peak exotherm of the second resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Felix N. Nguyen, Alfred P. Haro, Bradley R. Fenbert
  • Publication number: 20200165515
    Abstract: The present invention provides a color conversion composition which contains the following components (A) and (B): Component (A): at least one light-emitting material Component (B): a resin having a partial structure represented by general formula (1) and a partial structure represented by general formula (2) in a molecular structure. where Z1 and Z2 may be the same or different, and are hydrogen atom, or an organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms. where Y1 to Y4 may be the same or different, and are hydrogen atom, or an organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and at least one of Y1 to Y4 is a group including an alicyclic hydrocarbon structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kanzaki, Kana Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200164112
    Abstract: A medical device including a silicone hydrogel which is less likely to harden due to drying, and which is less likely to cause stimulation at a site in contact with a human body, is disclosed. The medical device includes a silicone hydrogel satisfying the following conditions: (1) the water content in hydrous state is within the range of 10% by mass to 70% by mass; (2) the content of silicon atoms with respect to the total mass in dry state is within the range of 8% by mass to 30% by mass; and (3) the tensile elastic modulus in dry state is within the range of 0.1 MPa to 3.5 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Masataka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200165378
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber-reinforced composite material exhibiting high heat resistance and excellent appearance quality. is the composite material is based on an epoxy resin composition which contains constituents [A], [B], and [C] and satisfies conditions (i) and (ii): [A] a tri- or higher functional epoxy resin; [B] an aromatic amine; [C] an imidazole compound; 0.20?b/a?0.60; and??(i) 0.002?c/a?0.014;??(ii) wherein a (mol) denotes the number of epoxy groups in 100 g of the epoxy resin composition, b (mol) denotes the number of active hydrogens contained in the constituent [B], and c (mol) denotes the number of imidazole rings contained in the constituent [C]).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Sano, Taiki Kuroda, Ayumi Mori, Toshiya Kamae
  • Publication number: 20200165400
    Abstract: Provided are a sizing agent coated carbon fiber bundle that has excellent mechanical characteristics when used as a carbon fiber reinforced composite material, as well as excellent ease of handling; a method for manufacturing the same; and a prepreg and carbon fiber reinforced composite material of excellent mechanical characteristics, employing the fiber bundle. The carbon fiber bundle is coated with a sizing agent that includes a polyether aliphatic epoxy compound having two or more epoxy groups per molecule and/or a polyol aliphatic epoxy compound or a non-water-soluble compound having a glass transition temperature of ?100-50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takumi HIASA, Daigo KOBAYASHI, Tomoko ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10662083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filter which, even when raw water is subjected to high-speed treatment, enables achieving a high solute rejection ratio and a long solute filtration life and which exhibits a low water flow resistance. The present invention pertains to a filter obtained by laminating woven fabrics or knitted fabrics, the filter being characterized in that: said woven fabrics or knitted fabrics comprise a fiber capable of adsorbing components dissolved in liquid: said fiber has a diameter of 100-600 ?m; the woven fabrics or knitted fabrics have a porosity of 15-70%; and variation in area porosity in the thickness direction of the laminate is 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Ryoma Miyamoto, Keisuke Yoneda, Kumiko Ogawa, Satoko Kanamori, Ryuichiro Hiranabe, Yoichiro Kozaki
  • Patent number: 10660738
    Abstract: A treatment aiding device includes a flexible shaft; a filter; linear supporting members; an elastomer member composed of an elastomer in which a penetrating hole is formed, which elastomer member is arranged in the proximal side relative to the opening section of the filter such that the shaft penetrates the penetrating hole, wherein the outer diameter of the end face in which the penetrating hole is formed is larger than the outer diameter of the opening-section side of the filter when the filter is closed; and an outer tube in which a penetrating hole is formed, which outer tube is arranged in the proximal side relative to the opening section of the filter such that the shaft penetrates the penetrating hole in a state which allows movement of the shaft in the longitudinal direction; wherein the elastomer member is fixed in the distal side of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanji Inoue, Takahiro Yagi, Masaki Fujita, Koji Kadowaki, Kazuhiro Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 10662156
    Abstract: A compound has a guanidine skeleton that inhibits the protease activity of MALT1 and exerts a therapeutic or prophylactic effect on autoimmune disease such as psoriasis or allergic disease such as atopic dermatitis. The guanidine derivative is typified by the following formula or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Numajiri, Keiichi Okimura, Yuki Matsumura, Kennunettsu Asaba, Tomohide Masuda, Kazuyuki Tokumaru, Yasufumi Goto, Shigeo Fujii
  • Patent number: 10654970
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polyester resin composition for use in camera modules includes 20 to 45 parts by weight of spherical silica particles (B) having an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or more and less than 30 ?m in 100 parts by weight of a liquid crystalline polyester resin (A). A polyamide resin composition with which a camera module exhibiting excellent low dust forming property, toughness and impact strength can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubara, Takeshi Shimada, Koji Tachikawa