Patents by Inventor Kenichi Yoshioka

Kenichi Yoshioka 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).

  • Patent number: 8401141
    Abstract: A first intensity Az expressed as Az=az×E?, a first reference intensity A0 expressed as A0=a0×E?, a second intensity Bz expressed as Bz=bz×E, and a second reference intensity B0=b0×E, are evaluated. The first intensity and the first reference intensity are of radioactive nuclides generated by a neutron capture reaction of a heavy nuclide or a fission product nuclide. The second intensity and the second reference intensity are of radioactive fission product nuclides except nuclides generated by a neutron capture reaction. The reference intensities are measured where the void fraction is known. Also a correlation curve of (az/a0) and a void fraction is evaluated. Finally an axial void fraction distribution is evaluated based on the value of (az/a0) and the correlation curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Makoto Ueda, Hironori Kumanomido, Ishi Mitsuhashi, Tsukasa Kikuchi, Kenichi Yoshioka, Tomoharu Sasaki, Kouji Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 8394491
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20120328858
    Abstract: A prepreg containing components (A) to (C) defined below, wherein component (A) is placed on one surface or both surfaces of a layer comprising components (B) and (C), 90% or more by area of component (A) being present in a region(s) extending from the surface(s) of the resulting prepreg containing components (A) to (C) to a depth equal to 20% of the average thickness of the prepreg: (A) urethane particles having tan ? of 0.15 or more at 10° C. and having a three-dimensional cross-linked structure, (B) a first epoxy resin composition, and (C) reinforcing fiber. The present invention provides a fiber-reinforced composite material which excels in rigidity, strength, and vibration damping properties, and a prepreg which is suitably used for production thereof, and also provides methods for production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Takayuki Fujiwara, Jun Misumi, Ayumi Matsuda, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20120297860
    Abstract: A gas is detected using a MEMS gas sensor. The electrical power to a heater in the gas sensor is changed between a low level, a high level suitable for detection of detection target gas, and a 0 level, and, therefore, poisonous gas is evaporated or oxidized at the low level, and the detection target gas is detected at the high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: FIGARO ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Kuniyuki IZAWA, Kenichi YOSHIOKA, Chizumi KITAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8263216
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fiber-reinforced composite material that is high in heat resistance and strength while being low in the content of volatile matter that volatilizes during curing. Also disclosed are an epoxy resin composition for production thereof, and a prepreg produced from the epoxy resin composition. Specifically the invention provides an epoxy resin composition comprising: [A] an epoxy resin comprising two or more ring structures each consisting of four or more members, and at least one amine type or ether type glycidyl group directly connected to the ring structures, [B] a tri- or more-functional epoxy resin, and [C] a curing agent, and also provides a prepreg produced by impregnating reinforcing fiber with the epoxy resin composition and a fiber-reinforced composite material produced by curing the prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata, Kenichi Yoshioka, Hiroshi Taiko, Jiro Nakatani, Kotaro Ono, Michiya Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20120178329
    Abstract: A binder composition comprising [A] an amorphous polyamide with a glass transition temperature of 140° C. or higher having a dicyclohexylmethane skeleton in the molecule and [B] a sulfonamide compound is used to provide a binder composition, a reinforcing-fiber base material and a preform respectively most suitable for RTM, which respectively exhibit excellent impact resistance and physical properties remaining stable over the variations of molding conditions and can be used for producing a fiber-reinforced composite material most suitable for members such as primary structures of aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Kochi, Kenichi Yoshioka, Masayuki Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 8137798
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20120058297
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2) (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Patent number: 8130896
    Abstract: A method of controlling the criticality of a nuclear fuel cycle facility includes steps of producing a reactor fuel by adding less than 0.1% by weight of gadolinia to a uranium dioxide powder with a uranium enrichment of greater than 5% by weight and controlling the effective neutron multiplication factor of a uranium dioxide system in a step of handling the reactor fuel to be less than or equal to the maximum of the effective neutron multiplication factor of a uranium dioxide system with a uranium enrichment of 5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shoichi Watanabe, Ishi Mitsuhashi, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20120035299
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fiber-reinforced composite material that is high in heat resistance and strength while being low in the content of volatile matter that volatilizes during curing. Also disclosed are an epoxy resin composition for production thereof, and a prepreg produced from the epoxy resin composition. Specifically the invention provides an epoxy resin composition comprising: [A] an epoxy resin comprising two or more ring structures each consisting of four or more members, and at least one amine type or ether type glycidyl group directly connected to the ring structures, [B] a tri—or more—functional epoxy resin, and [C] a curing agent, and also provides a prepreg produced by impregnating reinforcing fiber with the epoxy resin composition and a fiber-reinforced composite material produced by curing the prepreg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Atsuhito Arai, Hiroaki Sakata, Kenichi Yoshioka, Hiroshi Taiko, Jiro Nakatani, Kotaro Ono, Michiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8075988
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20110291056
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20110287246
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20110147674
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Norimitsu NATSUME, Kenichi YOSHIOKA, Junko KAWASAKI, Hiroshi TAKEZAKI
  • Publication number: 20110151235
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARAI, Norimitsu NATSUME, Kenichi YOSHIOKA, Junko KAWASAKI, Hiroshi TAKEZAKI
  • Publication number: 20110097568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an epoxy resin composition for fiber-reinforced composite materials which has low viscosity, high Tg, high elastic modulus, and excellent fracture toughness and a fiber-reinforced composite material using such an epoxy resin composition which has excellent thermal properties, compressive strength, impact resistance, fatigue resistance, and open-hole tensile strength and which is suitable for producing structural parts of aircraft and the like. The epoxy resin composition comprises at least a given bifunctional epoxy resin as a component (A), a liquid aromatic diamine curing agent as a component (B), and core-shell polymer particles as a component (C), wherein the core-shell polymer particles as the component (C) contain epoxy groups in their shell and have a volume-average particle size of 50 to 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Toshiya Kamae, Shinji Kochi, Masayuki Miyoshi, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7931958
    Abstract: A prepreg containing a carbon fiber [A] and a thermosetting resin [B], and in addition, satisfying at least one of the following (1) and (2). (1) a thermoplastic resin particle or fiber [C] and a conductive particle or fiber [D] are contained, and weight ratio expressed by [compounding amount of [C] (parts by weight)]/[compounding amount of [D] (parts by weight)] is 1 to 1000. (2) a conductive particle or fiber of which thermoplastic resin nucleus or core is coated with a conductive substance [E] is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Norimitsu Natsume, Kenichi Yoshioka, Junko Kawasaki, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Publication number: 20110048638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material using titanium or a titanium alloy, and concerns such a composite material obtained through processes in which after an imidazole compound has been applied to the surface of titanium or a titanium alloy, an adhered is adhered thereto. The composite material of the present invention is obtained by adhering the adhere thereto by using an adhesive resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin having a fracture energy release rate G1C of 4500 J/m2 or more. The present invention makes it possible to provide a composite material using titanium or a titanium alloy, which exerts a superior adhesive strength stably at room temperature as well as even after exposure to a high-temperature, high humidity condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINODA, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7824769
    Abstract: In an electrically conductive sheath-core conjugate fiber including an electrically conductive layer made of a thermoplastic polymer (A) containing electrically conductive carbon black fine particles which constitutes a sheath component and a protective layer made of a fiber-forming thermoplastic polymer (B) which constitutes a core component, the ratio of the (A) to the total weight of the (A) and the (B) is 10 to 35% by weight, the L1/L0 ratio is 1.04 to 10.0 where L1 represents the length of a boundary between the core component and the sheath component in a cross section of the conjugate fiber and L0 represents the length of the circumference of a circle having an area equal to a cross sectional area of the core component, the fineness, the strength at break and the elongation at break are each adjusted within specified ranges, the shrinkage in hot water at 100° C. is within a specified range, and the fiber surface coverage of the sheath component is 85% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Tadayoshi Koizumi, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Nobuhiro Koga, Masao Kawamoto, Kenichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7767298
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composite fiber comprising an electrically conductive layer formed of a polyester-based polymer (A) having a melting point of 200° C. or higher and containing from 23 to 33% by weight of electrically conductive carbon black, and a protective layer formed of a polyester-based polymer (B) having a melting point of 210° C. or higher, wherein the difference between the SP value of the (A) and the SP value of the (B) is adjusted to not greater than a predetermined value and the fiber strength and the elongation at break are adjusted within certain ranges. This can make it possible to obtain an electrically conductive composite fiber that has a superior antistatic performance, which is not degraded very much over a practical wearing for a long term, though it contains only a relatively small amount of electrically conductive carbon black, and that is suitable for the field of clothing such as clean room wears and working wears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Tadayoshi Koizumi, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Nobuhiro Koga, Masao Kawamoto, Kenichi Yoshioka