Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sakata

Hiroaki Sakata 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: 20200295027
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device includes a first stacked body, a second stacked body, a first division film, a second division film, and a plurality of discrete films. The a first stacked body includes first electrode layers stacked in a first direction. The second stacked body, above the first stacked body, includes second electrode layers stacked in the first direction. The second semiconductor layer is electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer. The first division film, extending in the first direction through the first stacked body, divides the first stacked body in a second direction crossing the first direction. The second division film, extending in the first direction through the second stacked body, divides the second stacked body in the second direction. The discrete films, extending in the first direction through the second stacked body, are disposed above the first division film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi SAKATA, Kazutaka SUZUKI, Hiroaki ASHIDATE, Katsuhiro SATO, Satoshi NAKAOKA
  • Publication number: 20200247986
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an epoxy resin composition which has excellent viscosity stability, and when cured, can provide a resin cured product which has high flame retardancy and excellent mechanical properties, and a prepreg and fiber-reinforced composite material using the epoxy resin composition. An embodiment of the epoxy resin composition according to the present invention which achieves the purpose contains all components [A]-[C]. [A]: A reactive diluent having a specific structure and a viscosity of 2 Pa·s or less at 25° C. [B]: An epoxy resin having three of more functional groups. [C]: An amine-based curing agent having a specific structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ito, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10723087
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a fiber layer containing unidirectionally arranged carbon fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin and a resin layer existing on at least one side of the fiber layer and containing a thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic resin insoluble in the thermosetting resin. The prepreg contains carbon fibers having an areal weight of fibers of 120 to 300 g/m2 and has a weight fraction of resin of 25 to 50 mass %. An extreme value frequency of a surface geometry along a straight line perpendicular to the fibers of the prepreg is 30 points/mm or less when the prepreg has been exposed, for 24 hours, to a temperature at which a coefficient of interlayer friction is the lowest. Using sheets of the prepreg which are laid up, the coefficient of interlayer friction of the prepreg is measured at 10° C. intervals in a temperature range of 40 to 80° C. under the conditions: a pulling speed of 0.2 mm/min, a perpendicular stress of 0.1 bar, and a pulling displacement of 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Taketa, Shiori Kawamoto, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Publication number: 20200010633
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an epoxy resin composition capable of providing a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material that is excellent in moldability, heat resistance, and mechanical properties such as tensile strength and compression strength, and a prepreg. The present invention provides an epoxy resin composition containing at least components [A] to [D] shown below: [A]: an epoxy resin having a xylene group; [B]: a glycidyl amine epoxy resin having three or more glycidyl groups in a molecule; [C]: a thermoplastic resin; and [D]: an aromatic polyamine, the epoxy resin composition containing 10 to 80 parts by mass of the component [A] and 20 to 90 parts by mass of the component [B] based on 100 parts by mass in total of epoxy resins, and also 1 to 25 parts by mass of the component [C] based on 100 parts by mass in total of epoxy resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi AOKI, Koji FURUKAWA, Atsuhito ARAI, Jun MISUMI, Hiroaki SAKATA, Takashi OCHI
  • Patent number: 10527938
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for producing an electrical wiring member having a layered structure of copper wiring and a blackening layer and to provide the electrical wiring member through a search for a material for the blackening layer, the material being etched at a rate close to that for the copper wiring under conditions where etching controllability is ensured. [Solution] A method for producing an electrical wiring member according to the present invention includes a step of forming, on at least one main surface of a substrate, a layered film 6 of a Cu layer 3 and CuNO-based blackening layers (2a and 2b); a step of forming a resist layer 4a in a predetermined region on the layered film 6; and a step of removing a partial region of the layered film 6 by bringing the layered film 6 into contact with an etchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Nada, Hiroaki Uefuji, Hirotaka Shigeno, Yoshihiro Sakata, Yuki Matsui, Hisaya Takayama
  • Publication number: 20190359763
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: an epoxy resin composition which enables the achievement of an epoxy resin cured product that exhibits excellent heat resistance, and which has both good pot life at production process temperatures and excellent curability that enables curing in a short time; and a prepreg and a fiber-reinforced composite material, each of which uses this epoxy resin composition. In order to achieve the above-described purpose, the present invention has the following configurations. Namely, an epoxy resin composition which contains at least the constituent elements [A]-[C] described below, and wherein the functional group equivalent ratio of the amino groups of the constituent element [B] to the epoxy groups of the constituent element [A] is from 0.7 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jun MISUMI, Hiroaki SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190347562
    Abstract: A user management method according to the present disclosure includes: storing (S101) appliance use information including: appliance identification information for identifying an appliance; user information for identifying a user of the appliance; and an operating state of the appliance when the appliance was used; analyzing (S102) the appliance use information stored in the storing (S101) to identify, from among a plurality of functions of the appliance, one or more first functions each having a use frequency less than or equal to a threshold value; and providing (S103) the user with a notice which prompts use of the one or more first functions identified in the analyzing (S102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro SAKATA, Tomoaki MARUYAMA, Kenji KONDO, Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Masayoshi TOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190330433
    Abstract: A prepreg is provided that has excellent processability and handleability and that can be processed into a cured product with high heat resistance. Also provided is a method to produce such a prepreg in an industrially advantageous way without being restricted by the types and contents of the matrix resin components used. The prepreg includes at least components [A] to [D] as given below and a preliminary reaction product that is a reaction product of the component [B] and the component [C], at least one surface resin in the prepreg having a storage elastic modulus G? in the range of 1.0×103 to 2.0×108 Pa as measured at a temperature of 40° C. and an angular frequency in the range of 0.06 to 314 rad/s: [A] carbon fiber, [B] epoxy resin, [C] curing agent, and [D] thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Taiki Maeyama, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10402732
    Abstract: A user management method according to the present disclosure includes: storing appliance use information including: appliance identification information for identifying an appliance; user information for identifying a user of the appliance; and an operating state of the appliance when the appliance was used; analyzing the appliance use information stored in the storing to identify, from among a plurality of functions of the appliance, one or more first functions each having a use frequency less than or equal to a threshold value; and providing the user with a notice which prompts use of the one or more first functions identified in the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kotaro Sakata, Tomoaki Maruyama, Kenji Kondo, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Masayoshi Tojima
  • Publication number: 20190259172
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for detecting whether or not there is a drop of a liquid in a non-supply period. There are performed the steps of: imaging in a non-supply period during which supply of liquid to a target nozzle among one or more nozzles is stopped while allowing an imaging visual field to include a dropping path through which the liquid drops from an opening of the target nozzle; and detecting whether or not there is a drop of the liquid using an imaging result in the imaging step. This enable detecting whether or not there is a drop of the liquid from the target nozzle in a non-supply period during which supply of the liquid toward the target nozzle is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki KAKUMA, Kensuke SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10351700
    Abstract: A epoxy resin composition includes a given epoxy resin [A], an aromatic amine compound [B], an organic acid hydrazide compound [C] having a structural formula represented by general formula (I) or (II) (X is a structure selected from among monocyclic and polycyclic aromatic ring structures, polycyclic aromatic ring structures, and aromatic heterocyclic structures and optionally has, as a substituent, any of C4 or lower alkyl groups, a hydroxy group, and an amino group), and a thermoplastic resin [D], wherein the amount of the constituent element [C] is 1-25 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the constituent element [A], the epoxy resin composition, after having been held at 80° C. for 2 hours, having a viscosity which is up to 2.0 times the initial viscosity at 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Furukawa, Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10343715
    Abstract: When an adjustment information input unit (1) acquires one of information of a feeling value and steering control information, a steering control information calculation unit (2) calculates data of a control characteristic graph visually representing control characteristics of steering using the acquired information. An adjustment information display unit (3) displays, on the same screen, a control characteristic graph in accordance with the data of the control characteristic graph and a feeling value operation section visually showing the feeling value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Yoshimichi Umeki, Tsutomu Matsubara, Yoshiki Ono, Hiroaki Kitano, Masaya Endo
  • Patent number: 10344132
    Abstract: Provided are an epoxy resin composition for manufacturing a fiber reinforced composite material having excellent curability allowing for curing in a short time, and excellent storage stability and heat resistance, and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the same. The epoxy resin composition includes at least an epoxy resin [A], a curing agent [B] having an exothermic onset temperature higher than the exothermic onset temperature of a component [C], as measured by a differential scanning calorimeter, and the component [C] contains a compound represented by a particular formula (a), and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10280251
    Abstract: Provided is an epoxy resin composition for giving a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material that simultaneously achieves tensile strength and compressive strength. An epoxy resin composition containing at least the following constituent elements [A]-[D] wherein the epoxy resin composition contains 5-50 mass % of constituent element [A] and 20-95 mass % of constituent element [B] relative to 100 mass % of total epoxy resin weight. [A]: at least one epoxy resin selected from 1,2-bis(glycidyloxy)benzene, 1,3-bis(glycidyloxy)benzene, 1,4-bis(glycidyloxy)benzene, derivatives of these, and epoxy resins having a structure represented by general formula [1] (in general formula [1], at least one of R1-R5 and at least one of R6-R10 is a glycidyl ether group, and the other R1-R10 represent any of a hydrogen atom, halogen atom, or aliphatic hydrocarbon group having four or fewer carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Aoki, Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata, Takashi Ochi
  • Publication number: 20190031847
    Abstract: Provided are an epoxy resin composition for manufacturing a fiber reinforced composite material having excellent curability allowing for curing in a short time, and excellent storage stability and heat resistance, and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the same. The epoxy resin composition includes at least an epoxy resin [A], a curing agent [B] having an exothermic onset temperature higher than the exothermic onset temperature of a component [C], as measured by a differential scanning calorimeter, and the compound [C] represented by formula (a), in which the compounding ratio for the components satisfies equations (1) and (2), and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the same. Equation (1): 0.5 (moles of active hydrogen included in component [B]+moles of active hydrogen included in component [C])/moles of epoxy groups in component [A]?1.5; Equation (2) 0.02?moles of component [C]/moles of component [B]?5.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Publication number: 20180326676
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a fiber layer containing unidirectionally arranged carbon fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin and a resin layer existing on at least one side of the fiber layer and containing a thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic resin insoluble in the thermosetting resin. The prepreg contains carbon fibers having an areal weight of fibers of 120 to 300 g/m2 and has a weight fraction of resin of 25 to 50 mass %. An extreme value frequency of a surface geometry along a straight line perpendicular to the fibers of the prepreg is 30 points/mm or less when the prepreg has been exposed, for 24 hours, to a temperature at which a coefficient of interlayer friction is the lowest. Using sheets of the prepreg which are laid up, the coefficient of interlayer friction of the prepreg is measured at 10° C. intervals in a temperature range of 40 to 80° C. under the conditions: a pulling speed of 0.2 mm/min, a perpendicular stress of 0.1 bar, and a pulling displacement of 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ichiro TAKETA, Shiori KAWAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180244880
    Abstract: Provided are: an epoxy resin composition that gives a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material having excellent moldability, heat resistance, and mechanical properties such as tensile strength and compressive strength; and a prepreg. An epoxy resin composition containing at least the following constituent elements [A]-[D]. The epoxy resin composition contains 5-50 parts by mass of constituent element [A] and 20-95 parts by mass of constituent element [B], as well as 1-25 parts by mass of constituent element [C], relative to 100 parts by mass of the total amount of epoxy resin. Constituent element [A] is an epoxy resin having primarily two epoxy groups and one or more condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon skeletons within a repeating unit of a specific structure; [B] is a glycidylamine epoxy resin having three or more glycidyl groups in the molecule; [C] is a sulfone or imide thermoplastic resin; and [D] is an epoxy resin curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Aoki, Koji Furukawa, Kyoko Tamaru, Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata, Takashi Ochi
  • Patent number: 9982086
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a resin composition containing a tetraglycidyl amine; a bisphenol epoxy; a dicyandiamide; and an aromatic urea; wherein the tetraglycidyl amine has a EEW of 110 g/eq to 140 g/eq and is an amount of 30 to 60 PHR per 100 PHR of total epoxy resin in the resin composition; wherein the resin composition has a Tg of at least 160° C. when cured at 143° C. for 3 min and also maintains a Tg of greater than 160° C. when cured at 177 C for 1 min or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Johnathan C Hughes, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Publication number: 20180134837
    Abstract: Provided is an epoxy resin composition including the following component [A]: a tri- or more functional binaphthalene epoxy resin represented by the following general formula (A-1) and component [B]: an aromatic amine compound, in which the glass transition temperature of a cured product, which is obtained by curing the epoxy resin composition at 180° C. for 2 hours, after immersing in boiling water at 1 atm for 48 hours is 180° C. or more. An epoxy resin composition and a prepreg which can form a fiber-reinforced composite material excellent in heat resistance under high humidity are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Furukawa, Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: D853911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Miyamoto, Shuji Sakata, Hiroaki Yokoi, Takayuki Nakamura, Masahiro Kagekata, Yumi Kumagai