Patents by Inventor Ikkou Furukawa

Ikkou Furukawa 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: 20130344282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shaped product being excellent in isotropy constituted by a fiber-reinforced composite material in which discontinuous reinforcing fibers are isotropic in a plane and are two-dimensionally oriented in the thermoplastic resin, the reinforcing fibers contained in the shaped product includes a reinforcing fiber bundle (A) constituted by the reinforcing fibers of the critical single fiber number defined by formula (1) or more, a ratio of the reinforcing fiber bundle (A) to the total amount of the reinforcing fibers in the shaped product is 20 vol % or more and less than 90 vol %, and the average number (N) of the reinforcing fibers in the reinforcing fiber bundle (A) satisfies formula (2): Critical single fiber number=600/D??(1) 0.7×104/D2<N<1×105/D2??(2) wherein D is an average fiber diameter (?m) of the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Yagi, Toru Sugiyama, Yutaka Kondo, Michiharu Taniguchi, Yuhei Konagai, Ikkou Furukawa