Patents Assigned to Toray Industries
  • Patent number: 10651477
    Abstract: A porous carbon electrode substrate hardly causes a short circuit when used in a fuel cell, and from which carbon fibers protruding from the substrate surface, carbon fibers that protrude from the substrate surface when the porous carbon electrode substrate is pressurized in a direction perpendicular to a surface thereof, and short carbon fibers that are insufficiently bonded at the substrate surface have been sufficiently removed. The porous carbon electrode substrate includes short carbon fibers and carbonized resin bonding the short carbon fibers, the porous carbon electrode substrate having an average short circuit current value measured at a first surface of 10 mA or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Inoue, Takayuki Oda, Tamotsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200141028
    Abstract: A method of producing a fiber is provided, the method including extruding, from a spinneret, a spinning dope solution containing a fiber-forming polymer dissolved in a solvent, once allowing the solution to run in air, and then guiding the solution into the liquid of a coagulation bath to allow coagulation, wherein a gas-phase portion formed in a vertically downward direction from an extrusion surface of the spinneret to the liquid surface of the coagulation bath has a unidirectional air flow, and has an air flow rate per unit time (Af) which satisfies, in relation to the amount of the solvent in the spinning dope solution per unit time (As) in the gas-phase-portion volume (Vh), the relational expression 0.0008 m3?Af/(As/Vh)?0.0015 m3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya NAGASAKA, Keiichi ISHIO, Fumiya YANO, Naoyuki FURUKAWA, Seiji NAGANO, Yuma MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20200140956
    Abstract: This application provides a kit or a device for detection of ovarian tumor, comprising a nucleic acid(s) for detecting a miRNA(s) in a sample from a subject, and a method for detecting ovarian tumor, comprising measuring the miRNA(s) in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Yuho KIDA, Satoko KOZONO, Hiroko SUDO, Satoshi KONDOU, Junpei KAWAUCHI, Hitoshi NOBUMASA, Takahiro OCHIYA, Tomoyasu KATO
  • Publication number: 20200140958
    Abstract: This application provides a kit or a device for detection of lung cancer, comprising a nucleic acid(s) for detecting a miRNA(s) in a sample from a subject, and a method for detecting lung cancer, comprising measuring the miRNA(s) in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Yuho KIDA, Satoko KOZONO, Hiroko SUDO, Satoshi KONDOU, Junpei KAWAUCHI, Takahiro OCHIYA, Shun-ichi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200139653
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a medical device, which includes a step of disposing a solution containing a hydrophilic polymer having a hydroxyl group and an amide group and a substrate on or in a support, and heating the solution and the substrate through the support, wherein a pH of the solution before starting the heating step is in a range of 2.0 or higher and 6.0 or lower, and a pH of the solution after completion of the heating step is in a range of 2.0 or higher and 6.0 or lower. The present invention provides a method for simply producing a medical device. More particularly, the present invention provides a method for simply producing a medical device whose surface is hydrophilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rumiko Kitagawa, Masataka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200140676
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an epoxy resin composition that is high in both fast curability and storage stability, a prepreg prepared by using the epoxy resin composition, and a fiber reinforced composite material prepared by curing the prepreg. The epoxy resin composition contains the following components [A], [B], [C], and [D] and meets the following requirements [a], [b], and [c]: [A]: epoxy resin, [B]: dicyandiamide, [C]: aromatic urea, [D]: borate ester, [a]: 0.014?(content of component [D]/content of component [C])?0.045, [b]: 0.9?(number of moles of active groups in component [A]/number of moles of active hydrogen in component [B])?1.2, and [c]: 14?(content of component [A]/content of component [C])?25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiki Takahashi, Daisuke Konishi, Masayuki Miyoshi, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200139307
    Abstract: Provided are: a semipermeable composite membrane having high fouling resistance against membrane; and a method for producing the semipermeable composite membrane. This semipermeable composite membrane comprises a substrate, a porous support layer disposed on the substrate, and a separation functional layer disposed on the porous support layer, wherein the separation functional layer contains: from the porous support layer side, a first layer containing a crosslinked aromatic polyamide which is a polymer of a polyfunctional aromatic amine and a polyfunctional aromatic acid chloride; and an aliphatic polyamide which is present on the first layer and which is a polymer of a polyfunctional aliphatic carboxylic acid and a polyfunctional aliphatic amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoya YOSHIZAKI, Tsuyoshi HAMADA, Jun OKABE, Takafumi OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200138926
    Abstract: This application provides an immunity-inducing agent comprising, as an active ingredient, at least one polypeptide having immunity-inducing activity and selected from (a) polypeptides consisting of amino acid sequences represented by SEQ ID NO: 8, 4, 6, 10, 12, 2 and 14, and polypeptides consisting of 7 or more consecutive amino acids in the amino acid sequences, (b) polypeptides having a sequence identity of 85% or more with the amino acid sequences represented by SEQ ID NO: 8, 4, 6, 10, 12, 2 and 14, and polypeptides consisting of 7 or more consecutive amino acids in the amino acid sequences, and (c) polypeptides comprising the polypeptides according to (a) or (b) as the partial sequences, or a recombinant vector comprising a polynucleotide encoding the polypeptide and capable of expressing the polypeptide in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Akira KURIHARA, Fumiyoshi OKANO
  • Patent number: 10640886
    Abstract: A fiber-containing crystal includes a crystal body which is a crystal of a biological substance and a plurality of fibers at least partially incorporated in the crystal body; and a fiber-containing crystal includes a crystal body which is an easy-disintegrating crystal and a plurality of fibers at least partially incorporated in the crystal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Iori Nakabayashi, Hiroshi Tsuchikura, Atsushi Kuwabara, Hiroaki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10639595
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a separation membrane having excellent separation performance, having high membrane strength and high permeation performance, and mainly including a cellulose-based resin. The present invention is concerned with a separation membrane including a cellulose ester, having, in the interior thereof, voids each having a specified structure, and having a tensile elasticity of 1,000 to 6,500 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Takada, Gohei Yamamura, Ryuichiro Hiranabe, Hiroki Tomioka
  • Patent number: 10640445
    Abstract: A method of producing lactic acid includes filtering a lactic acid-containing aqueous solution through a nanofiltration membrane to recover an aqueous lactic acid solution from the permeate side (Step A); distilling the aqueous lactic acid solution to recover lactic acid from the vapor side (Step B); and crystallizing the lactic acid obtain in Step B, and performing solid-liquid separation to recover a lactic acid crystal(s) (Step C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Kawamura, Miyuki Horiguchi, Satoshi Sakami, Katsushige Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200131314
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition containing: (a) a resin containing at least one of a polyimide, a polyamideimide, and a polybenzoxazole, having at least one acidic functional group among a phenolic hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group, and a sulfonic acid group in a side chain, and having an acidic functional group concentration of 3.4 mol/kg or more; and (b) a basic compound. The resin composition has high long-term stability in the form of an aqueous solution while having high strength and high modulus, has good dispersibility of a filler, and has a good binding property as a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Natsuko CHAYAMA, Tomoyuki YUBA
  • Publication number: 20200131366
    Abstract: A problem addressed by the present invention is to provide a resin out of which a heat-resistant non-woven fabric having a fine fiber diameter can be made by an electrospinning method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Natsuko CHAYAMA, Tomoyuki YUBA
  • Patent number: 10636586
    Abstract: A graphene material in a specific form is provided that has a high dispersibility and can maintain a high electric conductivity and ion conductivity when used as material for electrode manufacturing. A graphene dispersion liquid is provided including graphene dispersed in a solvent having a N-methyl pyrolidone content of 50 mass % or more and, when diluted with N-methylpyrolidone to a graphene weight fraction of 0.000013, giving a diluted solution having a weight-based absorptivity coefficient, which is calculated by Equation (1) given below, of 25,000 cm?1 or more and 200,000 cm?1 or less at a wavelength of 270 nm: weight-based absorptivity coefficient (cm?1)=absorbance/{0.000013√ócell's optical path length (cm)}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichiro Manabe, Eiichiro Tamaki, Manabu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10637069
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a carbon sheet that is suitably employed in a gas-diffusion-electrode substrate that has excellent flooding resistance and with which it is possible to suppress internal peeling of the carbon sheet. In order to achieve the aforementioned purpose, the present invention has the following configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Sode, Toru Sugahara, Takashi Ando
  • Patent number: 10636866
    Abstract: Provided is a capacitor that has good bonding between the dielectric layer and the conductive layer, has a characteristic of low ESR, and keeps leak current suppressed. The capacitor contains a dielectric layer and a conductive film and is characterized in that the dielectric layer contains an organic compound and a metal compound and that the conductive film contains a conductive material and an organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroji Shimizu, Junji Wakita, Seiichiro Murase
  • Patent number: 10633708
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kit or device for the detection of biliary tract cancer, and a method for detecting biliary tract cancer. The present invention relates to a kit or device for the detection of biliary tract cancer, comprising a nucleic acid capable of specifically binding to miRNA in a sample of a subject, and a method for detecting biliary tract cancer, comprising measuring the miRNA in vitro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Junpei Kawauchi, Hitoshi Nobumasa, Satoko Kozono, Satoshi Kondou, Hiroko Sudo, Atsushi Ochiai, Motohiro Kojima
  • Patent number: 10626273
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition including a thermoplastic resin (A) and a polyrotaxane (B) whose cyclic molecule is modified with a graft chain having a reactive functional group at the end, which are mixed together, the resin composition containing a fibrous filler (C) in the amount of 1 to 200 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the thermoplastic resin (A) and the polyrotaxane (B). To provide a resin composition capable of affording a molded article having excellent balance between rigidity and toughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Takamoto, Keiichiro Nomura, Nobuhiro Morioka, Sadayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10626548
    Abstract: A base body for an artificial leather includes an intertwined fiber body mainly including an ultrafine fiber having a 0.01 to 10 ?m fiber diameter and an elastic polymer, the ultrafine fiber including, as a constituent polymer, a polyester obtained from a dicarboxylic acid and/or an ester-forming derivative thereof, and a diol, the polyester containing 15 to 500 ppm of a 1,2-propanediol-derived component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime Nishimura, Yukihiro Matsuzaki, Makato Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10625477
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber sheet manufacturing apparatus configured to place a reinforcing fiber bundle on a table includes a fiber bundle supply mechanism configured to feed the reinforcing fiber bundle and equipped with a fiber bundle pressing portion that is configured to press the reinforcing fiber bundle against the table; and a cutting blade located independently of the fiber bundle supply mechanism and configured to cut the reinforcing fiber bundle that is pressed by the fiber bundle pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Tsuji, Tamotsu Suzuki, Yasumoto Noguchi, Yasuhiro Sato