Patents by Inventor Hideki Kono

Hideki Kono has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200164876
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle with a stepped automatic transmission has: a gradient acquiring part; a driving force calculating part; a future change estimating part; and a shift control part. The shift control part prohibits change of the gear stage when the speed of change of the speed or acceleration of the vehicle in the future if the maximum driving force applied, is within a reference range of speed of change where the occupants would not notice a change in speed or acceleration, and permits change of the gear stage when the speed of change of the speed or acceleration of the vehicle in the future if the maximum driving force applied, is outside the reference range of speed of change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki TOKURA, Hideki TAKAMATSU, Hirofumi SATO, Shojiro SUGA, Katsumi KONO, Akira HINO, Masato MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20200140682
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reinforced polycarbonate resin composition having all of excellent strength, impact resistance, heat resistance, flame retardancy and thermal stability. A reinforced polycarbonate resin composition which contains 100 parts by weight of a resin composition composed of (A) 50 to 95 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component A) and (B) 5 to 50 parts by weight of a fibrous filler (component B) and (C) 2 to 45 parts by weight of a fluororesin (component C-I) or 2 to 45 parts by weight of a fluororesin (component C-II), wherein (I) the fluororesin (component C-I) is a copolymer containing polymerization units respectively represented by general formulae [1] and [2] and has a melting point of 200 to 280° C., and (II) the fluororesin (component C-II) is a copolymer containing polymerization units respectively represented by general formulae [1] and [2], has a melting point of 240 to 300° C., and has a 5% weight loss temperature of 470° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TEIJIN LIMITED, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke OKUZAWA, Toshiyuki MIYAKE, Koji NAKANISHI, Masaji KOMORI, Hideki KONO
  • Publication number: 20200123377
    Abstract: A resin composition containing a polycarbonate resin and a fluorine-containing copolymer. The fluorine-containing copolymer is a copolymer containing a polymerized unit based on tetrafluoroethylene in an amount of 75% by mass or more of all polymerized units and at least one selected from a polymerized unit based on hexafluoropropylene and a polymerized unit based on a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) in an amount of 2% by mass or more. Aso disclosed is a molded article formed from the resin composition, the polycarbonate resin constituting a continuous phase and the fluorine-containing copolymer constituting a dispersed phase having an average particle size of 0.01 to 2.5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD, TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji NAKANISHI, Masaji KOMORI, Hideki KONO, Shunsuke OKUZAWA, Toshiyuki MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200123368
    Abstract: A resin composition containing a fluorine-containing polymer and a methacrylate resin. The fluorine-containing polymer and the methacrylate resin have a mass ratio of 35/65 to 95/5. The fluorine-containing polymer contains a vinylidene fluoride unit and a tetrafluoroethylene unit. The vinylidene fluoride unit and the tetrafluoroethylene unit have a mole ratio of 81/19 to 99/1. Also disclosed is a molded article containing the resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei YAMAGUCHI, Ayane NAKAUE, Masaji KOMORI, Hideki KONO
  • Patent number: 10294339
    Abstract: A method for producing a modified molded article which includes molding a fluororesin to provide a molded article and irradiating the molded article with radiation at an irradiation dose of lower than 100 kGy at 50° C. to 200° C. to provide a modified molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Imamura, Tatsuya Funaoka, Hideki Kono
  • Publication number: 20180265654
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a modified molded article that has favorable appearance, high breaking strength, and excellent abrasion resistance, as well as excellently low permeability to nitrogen gas and hydrochloric acid. The method for producing a modified molded article of the present invention includes molding a fluororesin to provide a molded article and irradiating the molded article with radiation at an irradiation dose of lower than 100 kGy at 50° C. to 200° C. to provide a modified molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAMURA, Tatsuya FUNAOKA, Hideki KONO
  • Patent number: 9963564
    Abstract: A modified fluorine-containing copolymer obtained by irradiating a copolymer with radiation at a temperature of not higher than the melting point of the copolymer. The copolymer includes at least one copolymer selected from a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) unit and a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a hexafluoropropylene unit, and has 10 to 10000 functional groups in total per 106 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Imamura, Takahisa Aoyama, Hideki Kono, Tatsuya Funaoka, Hirokazu Itou
  • Patent number: 9851031
    Abstract: A joint is connected to a tube and includes a joint body, nut, and ring. The joint body has a tube coupling part and a main body thread part. The nut has a nut thread part and a constricted diameter part. The ring is arranged in a space radially inward of the nut thread part. The ring abuts an abutted part of the nut. The ring has a Young's modulus greater than the tube. The ring has a curved surface part at least at a radially inward portion of the ring axially on the joint body side, the curved surface part bulging radially inward of the ring and axially toward the joint body side. A maximum thickness of the ring in a radial direction is defined as 2r, an axial length of the curved surface part of the ring is defined as h, and ?=h/r being 0.5 to 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Imamura, Jihong Liu, Hideki Kono
  • Patent number: 9831014
    Abstract: A heat-resistant electric wire including a core wire and a coating that covers the core wire. The coating is formed from a modified fluorine-containing copolymer that is obtained by irradiating a copolymer with radiation at an exposure of 250 kGy or lower at a temperature of not higher than the melting point of the copolymer. The copolymer is at least one copolymer selected from a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) unit and a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a hexafluoropropylene unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Imamura, Takahisa Aoyama, Hideki Kono, Tatsuya Funaoka, Hirokazu Itou, Junya Iida
  • Publication number: 20170301430
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a resin composition capable of providing a molded article that has high slidability and high impact resistance, as well as excellent tensile strength. The present invention relates to a resin composition containing an aromatic polyether ketone resin (I) and a fluororesin (II). The composition preferably has a sodium content of 120 ppm or less relative to the composition or a calcium content of 15 ppm or less relative to the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junya IIDA, Koji NAKANISHI, Ayane NAKAUE, Hideki KONO
  • Publication number: 20170260344
    Abstract: A method for producing a modified molded article which includes molding a fluororesin to provide a molded article and irradiating the molded article with radiation at an irradiation dose of lower than 100 kGy at 50° C. to 200° C. to provide a modified molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAMURA, Tatsuya FUNAOKA, Hideki KONO
  • Publication number: 20170254450
    Abstract: A joint is connected to a tube and includes a joint body, nut, and ring. The joint body has a tube coupling part and a main body thread part. The nut has a nut thread part and a constricted diameter part. The ring is arranged in a space radially inward of the nut thread part. The ring abuts an abutted part of the nut. The ring has a Young's modulus greater than the tube. The ring has a curved surface part at least at a radially inward portion of the ring axially on the joint body side, the curved surface part bulging radially inward of the ring and axially toward the joint body side. A maximum thickness of the ring in a radial direction is defined as 2r, an axial length of the curved surface part of the ring is defined as h, and ?=h/r being 0.5 to 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAMURA, Jihong LIU, Hideki KONO
  • Publication number: 20160319089
    Abstract: A modified fluorine-containing copolymer obtained by irradiating a copolymer with radiation at a temperature of not higher than the melting point of the copolymer. The copolymer includes at least one copolymer selected from a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) unit and a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a hexafluoropropylene unit, and has 10 to 10000 functional groups in total per 106 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAMURA, Takahisa AOYAMA, Hideki KONO, Tatsuya FUNAOKA, Hirokazu ITOU
  • Publication number: 20160322128
    Abstract: A heat-resistant electric wire including a core wire and a coating that covers the core wire. The coating is formed from a modified fluorine-containing copolymer that is obtained by irradiating a copolymer with radiation at an exposure of 250 kGy or lower at a temperature of not higher than the melting point of the copolymer. The copolymer is at least one copolymer selected from a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) unit and a copolymer including a tetrafluoroethylene unit and a hexafluoropropylene unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAMURA, Takahisa AOYAMA, Hideki KONO, Tatsuya FUNAOKA, Hirokazu ITOU, Junya IIDA
  • Publication number: 20150158988
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a modified fluorine-containing copolymer excellent in crack resistance, a fluororesin molded article, and a method of producing a fluororesin molded article. The present invention includes a modified fluorine-containing copolymer consisting only of tetrafluoroethylene units and perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) units. The copolymer is modified by irradiation with radiation at an irradiation temperature not higher than the melting point of the copolymer but not lower than 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyouhei Sawaki, Hideki Kono, Hitoshi Imamura, Takahisa Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 8334351
    Abstract: An FEP pellet having a volatile content of 0.2% by weight or less. The FEP pellet satisfies the following requirements (i) and (ii) when used to form a insulating material coating a core wire by extrusion coating at a coating speed of 2,800 ft/min.: (i) an adhesive strength between the insulating material and said core wire of 0.8 kg or more; and (ii) an average number of cone-breaks in the insulating material of one or less per 50,000 feet of the coated core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kono, Takayuki Hirao, George Lin, Kazuyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8273991
    Abstract: A fluorocopolymer having tetrafluoroethylene [TFE]-derived copolymerized units and hexafluoropropylene [HFP]-derived copolymerized units, which has the following characteristics (a) and (b): (a) a thermal melting curve obtained by primary heating in differential scanning calorimetry shows a melting point within the range of 240 to 280° C. and a melting point peak portion area accounts for at least 60% of heats of fusion area; and (b) the product of a MFR (g/10 minutes) and a resin pressure (MPa) is not larger than 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ishii, Hideki Kono
  • Patent number: 8143351
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fluororesin composition which hardly causes molding defects even when high-speed molding is performed in covering extrusion molding within a relatively broad molding temperature range and which can give covered electric wires, in particular foamed electric wires, excellent in surface smoothness. A fluororesin composition comprising a polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE] having a standard specific gravity of 2.15 to 2.30 and a tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene-based copolymer [FEP], the content of said PTFE being 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Shiotsuki, Hideki Kono, Kenji Ishii, Kengo Ito, Kenjiro Tanimoto, Takahiro Kitahara
  • Patent number: 8058556
    Abstract: A fluorocopolymer having a tetrafluoroethylene-derived constituent unit as essential unit, and hexafluoropropylene-derived constituent unit and/or perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether)-derived constituent unit, wherein, when the fluorocopolymer is molded into a film, the film has not more than 10000 fisheyes capable of enclosing a square with a side length of 44 ?m and incapable of enclosing a square with a side length of 178 ?m per 100 g and not more than 1000 fisheyes capable of enclosing a square with a side length of 178 ?m per 100 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ishii, Hideki Kono, Yasuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20110272173
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fluororesin composition which hardly causes molding defects even when high-speed molding is performed in covering extrusion molding within a relatively broad molding temperature range and which can give covered electric wires, in particular foamed electric wires, excellent in surface smoothness. A fluororesin composition comprising a polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE] having a standard specific gravity of 2.15 to 2.30 and a tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene-based copolymer [FEP], the content of said PTFE being 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keizo Shiotsuki, Hideki Kono, kenji Ishii, Kengo Ito, Kenjiro Tanimoto, Takahiro Kitahara