Patents by Inventor Jun Misumi

Jun Misumi 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: 20220324184
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a prepreg and a laminate for producing a laminate suitable as a structural material, which have excellent compressive strength and interlaminar fractural toughness values, and can be firmly integrated with another structural member by welding. The present invention provides a prepreg including the following structural components [A] reinforcing fibers, [B] a thermosetting resin, and [C] a thermoplastic resin, in which [B] has a rubbery state elastic modulus of 10 MPa or more at a temperature obtained by adding 50° C. to a glass transition temperature in a state in which a degree of cure is 90% or more, [C] is present in a surface of the prepreg, and the reinforcing fibers [A] are present, which are included in a resin area including {B] and a resin area including [C] across an interface between the two resin areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Masato Honma, Kyoko Shinohara, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20220315762
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing a prepreg for producing a laminate suitable as a structural material, and a laminate, which have excellent combustion resistance, compressive strength and interlaminar fractural toughness values, and can be firmly integrated with another structural member by welding. The present invention is a prepreg including structural components: [A] reinforcing fibers, [B] a thermosetting resin, and [C] a thermoplastic resin [C], wherein [B] includes at least one resin selected from a cyanate ester resin having an average cyanate equivalent of 220 or less, a bismaleimide resin having an average maleimide equivalent of 210 or less, and a benzoxazine resin having an average oxazine equivalent of 300 or less, [C] is present on a surface of the prepreg, and the reinforcing fibers [A] are present which are included in a resin area including [B] and a resin area including [C] across an interface between the two resin areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoko Shinohara, Masato Honma, Jun Misumi
  • Publication number: 20220251317
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a prepreg and a laminate for producing a laminate suitable as a structural material, which have excellent joining strength and interlaminar fractural toughness values and can be firmly integrated with another structural member by welding. The present invention provides a prepreg including the following structural components, [A] reinforcing fibers, [B] an epoxy resin, and [C] a thermoplastic resin, wherein all epoxy resins included in [B] have an average epoxy value of 2.0 meq./g or more and 5.0 meq./g or less, [C] is present in a surface of the prepreg, and the reinforcing fibers [A] are present, which are included in a resin area including [B] and a resin area including [C] across an interface between the two resin areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Masato Honma, Kyoko Shinohara, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20220213284
    Abstract: The present invention aims at providing a prepreg for producing a laminate suitable as a structural material, and a laminate, which have excellent tensile shear joining strength, fatigue joining strength, and interlaminar fractural toughness values, and can be firmly integrated with another structural member by welding. The present invention is a prepreg including the following structural components [A], [B], and [C], wherein [C] is present on a surface of the prepreg, [C] is a crystalline thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or higher or an amorphous thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 180° C. or higher, and the reinforcing fibers [A] are present which are included in a resin area including [B] and a resin area including [C] across an interface between the two resin areas: [A] reinforcing fibers; [B] a thermosetting resin; and [C] a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Masato Honma, Kyoko Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11319435
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition at least including: [A] an epoxy resin containing two or more glycidyl groups; [B] a cyanate ester resin containing two or more cyanate groups; and [C] an amine compound; and satisfying the following conditions (1) and (2): (1) 0.25?the number of moles of glycidyl groups in the thermosetting resin composition/the number of moles of cyanate groups in the thermosetting resin composition?1.5; and (2) 0.05?the number of moles of active hydrogen contained in the amino groups in the thermosetting resin composition/the number of moles of cyanate groups in the thermosetting resin composition<0.5; and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the thermosetting resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Ginpei Machida, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 11286359
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Tomoko Ichikawa, Hiroshi Taiko, Makoto Endo, Masanobu Kobayashi, Jun Misumi
  • Patent number: 11111345
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Tomoko Ichikawa, Hiroshi Taiko, Makoto Endo, Masanobu Kobayashi, Jun Misumi
  • Patent number: 11034810
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Aoki, Koji Furukawa, Atsuhito Arai, Jun Misumi, Hiroaki Sakata, Takashi Ochi
  • Publication number: 20200399462
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition at least including: [A] an epoxy resin containing two or more glycidyl groups; [B] a cyanate ester resin containing two or more cyanate groups; and [C] an amine compound; and satisfying the following conditions (1) and (2): (1) 0.25?the number of moles of glycidyl groups in the thermosetting resin composition/the number of moles of cyanate groups in the thermosetting resin composition?1.5; and (2) 0.05?the number of moles of active hydrogen contained in the amino groups in the thermosetting resin composition/the number of moles of cyanate groups in the thermosetting resin composition<0.5; and a prepreg and a fiber reinforced composite material using the thermosetting resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Ginpei Machida, 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
  • Publication number: 20190359785
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—) in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Tomoko ICHIKAWA, Hiroshi TAIKO, Makoto ENDO, Masanobu KOBAYASHI, Jun MISUMI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10400076
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition including [A1] a hardener represented by Formula (1), and [B] an aromatic epoxy resin having tri- or higher functionality, wherein a carbon nuclear relaxation time T1C corresponding to a benzene ring carbon atom in the main backbone of Formula (1) assigned to 130 ppm in a solid-state 13C-NMR spectrum is 42 seconds or longer, and a prepreg and a carbon fiber-reinforced composite material obtained using the epoxy resin composition: wherein X represents any one selected from —CH2—, —O—, —CO—, —C(?O)O—, —S—, —SO2—, and —NHC(?O)—; n represents 1 to 5; and R1 to R6 each represent at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 4 or less carbon atoms, and an a halogen atom, wherein when X is —C(?O)O— or —NHC(?O)—, X may be in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shizue Ueno, Nobuyuki Arai, Jun Misumi, Hiroshi Taiko
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10138593
    Abstract: Sizing agent-coated carbon fibers includes: a sizing agent including an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1) as an aromatic compound (B); and carbon fibers coated with the sizing agent, wherein the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers have an (a)/(b) ratio of 0.50 to 0.90 where (a) is a height (cps) of a component at a binding energy (284.6 eV) assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is a height (cps) of a component at a binding energy (286.1 eV) assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of a surface of the sizing agent applied onto the carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy using AlK?1,2 as an X-ray source at a photoelectron takeoff angle of 15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoko Ichikawa, Makoto Endo, Hiroshi Taiko, Masanobu Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Arai, Jun Misumi
  • Publication number: 20170327657
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Tomoko ICHIKAWA, Hiroshi TAIKO, Makoto ENDO, Masanobu KOBAYASHI, Jun MISUMI
  • Patent number: 9765194
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Tomoko Ichikawa, Hiroshi Taiko, Makoto Endo, Masanobu Kobayashi, Jun Misumi
  • Patent number: 9738782
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition containing an epoxy resin [A1], epoxy resin [B1], epoxy resin [C1] and curing agent [D] wherein [A1] is a bisphenol-type epoxy resin with a softening point of 90° C. or more, [B1] is a tri- or higher functional amine-type epoxy resin, [C1] is a bisphenol F-type epoxy resin with a number average molecular weight of 450 or less, and the epoxy resins [A1] to [C1] satisfy the following contents per 100 parts by mass of total epoxy resin content: [A1] 20 to 50 parts by mass, [B1] 30 to 50 parts by mass and [C1] 10 to 40 parts. The present invention provides low-viscosity epoxy resin compositions that are excellent in impregnating reinforcing fibers and capable of producing cured resins with excellent modulus and toughness, as well as prepregs and fiber-reinforced composite materials based on those epoxy resin compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mami Hayashi, Takayuki Fujiwara, Jun Misumi, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9683072
    Abstract: Provided are: an epoxy resin composition which enables the production of a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material having excellent tensile strength and compressive strength and suitable as a material for structures; a prepreg; and a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material. An epoxy resin composition characterized by comprising at least [A] an epoxy resin having a structure represented by formula (1), [B] an epoxy resin having at least one amine-type glycidyl group or at least one ether-type glycidyl group and having a liquid form at 40° C. and [C] a curing agent; and a prepreg and a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material, each produced using the epoxy resin composition. (In the formula, R1 to R4 independently represent at least one atom or group selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 4 or less carbon atoms, and a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Nobuyuki Arai, Hiroshi Taiko, Shizue Ueno