Patents by Inventor Kenzo Fukumori

Kenzo Fukumori 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: 10907267
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite material including an aluminum substrate having an aluminum oxide coating and a resin bonded to the aluminum substrate through the aluminum oxide coating, wherein the aluminum oxide coating has a porous surface layer in which columns with an average height of 10 to 100 nm are arranged in a dispersed state, an average value of sums of cross-sectional areas of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 8000 to 128000 nm2, an average value of sums of circumferential lengths of cross-sections of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 1000 to 27000 nm, and an average value of numbers of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 10 to 430.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Umemoto, Takuro Matsunaga, Kenzo Fukumori, Hideaki Matsuoka, Shuxin Dong, Hiroaki Kadoura
  • Publication number: 20190367689
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin composition includes a polyamide resin and a polyolefin resin, and when one resin between the polyamide resin and the polyolefin resin is set as a first resin, and the other resin is set as a second resin, the composition has a sea-island structure including a continuous phase C consisting of the first resin and a dispersed phase c consisting of the second resin dispersed in the continuous phase C, and in a resin phase separation cross-sectional structure, a total of cross-sectional areas of dispersed phases having a cross-sectional area equal to or smaller than an average cross-sectional area of the reinforcing fiber is 20% or less with respect to a total of cross-sectional areas of all dispersed phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki HIRAI, Kenzo FUKUMORI, Tetsuya ODA, Takayuki NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20180267011
    Abstract: A method of predicting deformation of a resin molded article includes: a step of acquiring resin temperature distribution data at the time of forming the resin molded article; a step of creating crystallinity distribution data, corresponding to the resin temperature distribution data, based on a first correlation between a temperature and crystallinity of the resin molded article, which is obtained using an actually measured crystallinity of the resin molded article; a step of creating mechanical property value distribution data, corresponding to the crystallinity distribution data, based on a second correlation between the crystallinity and the mechanical property value of the resin molded article, which is obtained from the actually measured crystallinity and the mechanical property value of the resin molded article; and a step of predicting the deformation of the resin molded article using the resin temperature distribution data and the mechanical property value distribution data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mie Funamoto, Tsuyoshi Tanigaki, Daisuke Kaneda, Takuro Matsunaga, Kenzo Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20160194779
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite material including an aluminum substrate having an aluminum oxide coating and a resin bonded to the aluminum substrate through the aluminum oxide coating, wherein the aluminum oxide coating has a porous surface layer in which columns with an average height of 10 to 100 nm are arranged in a dispersed state, an average value of sums of cross-sectional areas of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 8000 to 128000 nm2, an average value of sums of circumferential lengths of cross-sections of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 1000 to 27000 nm, and an average value of numbers of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 10 to 430.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuhiko UMEMOTO, Takuro MATSUNAGA, Kenzo FUKUMORI, Hideaki MATSUOKA, Shuxin DONG, Hiroaki KADOURA
  • Patent number: 9150414
    Abstract: A nanocomposite comprises a nanostructure, and a copolymer adsorbed to the nanostructure and containing at least one ionic monomer unit and a different monomer unit from the ionic monomer unit; the ionic monomer unit selected from the group consisting of a zwitterionic monomer unit and a cationic monomer unit which are represented by the following formula (1): (in the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent any one of a hydrogen atom and a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Y1 represents any one of a carbonyl group and an arylene group, Y2 represents any one of —O— and —NH—, n is 0 or 1, R4 represents a divalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and X represents any one of a zwitterionic group and a cationic group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Kenzo Fukumori, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri
  • Patent number: 8859668
    Abstract: A resin composition comprises a carbon-based nanofiller (A), a modified polyolefin-based polymer (B), and two or more resins (C) other than the modified polyolefin-based polymer (B), the resin composition comprising a dispersed phase formed from a resin (Caff) which has a highest affinity for the carbon-based nanofiller (A) among the two or more resins (C), and a continuous phase formed from the remaining one or more resins (C1), wherein at least part of the modified polyolefin-based polymer (B) is present at an interface between the dispersed phase and the continuous phase, and the carbon-based nanofiller (A) is present in the dispersed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri, Kenzo Fukumori, Minoru Takahara, Takashi Ohta
  • Patent number: 8796371
    Abstract: A resin composition includes 0.1 to 40% by mass of a carbon-based nanofiller, 5 to 90% by mass of a resin, and 5 to 90% by mass of calcium fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenzo Fukumori, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri, Takuya Morishita, Koji Nakanishi, Takashi Nagase, Joji Yoshimura, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hisayoshi Chiba, Naoki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130131252
    Abstract: A resin composition includes 0.1 to 40% by mass of a carbon-based nanofiller, 5 to 90% by mass of a resin, and 5 to 90% by mass of calcium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Kenzo Fukumori, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri, Takuya Morishita, Koji Nakanishi, Takashi Nagase, Joji Yoshimura, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hisayoshi Chiba, Naoki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8420579
    Abstract: A slide member having a substrate and a sliding layer formed on at least a sliding surface side of the substrate. The sliding layer comprises a resin composition comprising a polyamide-imide resin and an organically modified layered clay mineral dispersed uniformly in the polyamide-imide resin, and a solid lubricant held by the resin composition. The resin composition has an average linear expansion coefficient of between 3.12 and 5×10-5/° C. in the range from 100 to 200 ° C. The process for producing a slide member comprises coating at least the sliding surface side of a mixture of a resin solution comprising a polyamide-imide resin and a solvent for dissolving the polyamide-imide resin, solid lubricant powder, and an organically modified layered clay mineral; and subsequently removing the solvent of the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Hitotoshi Murase, Toshihisa Shimo, Makoto Kato, Kenzo Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20120053288
    Abstract: A nanocomposite comprises a nanostructure, and a copolymer adsorbed to the nanostructure and containing at least one ionic monomer unit and a different monomer unit from the ionic monomer unit; the ionic monomer unit selected from the group consisting of a zwitterionic monomer unit and a cationic monomer unit which are represented by the following formula (1): (in the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent any one of a hydrogen atom and a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Y1 represents any one of a carbonyl group and an arylene group, Y2 represents any one of —O— and —NH—, n is 0 or 1, R4 represents a divalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and X represents any one of a zwitterionic group and a cationic group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Kenzo Fukumori, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri
  • Publication number: 20110152435
    Abstract: A resin composition comprises a carbon-based nanofiller (A), a modified polyolefin-based polymer (B), and two or more resins (C) other than the modified polyolefin-based polymer (B), the resin composition comprising a dispersed phase formed from a resin (Caff) which has a highest affinity for the carbon-based nanofiller (A) among the two or more resins (C), and a continuous phase formed from the remaining one or more resins (C1), wherein at least part of the modified polyolefin-based polymer (B) is present at an interface between the dispersed phase and the continuous phase, and the carbon-based nanofiller (A) is present in the dispersed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri, Kenzo Fukumori, Minoru Takahara, Takashi Ohta
  • Publication number: 20100047582
    Abstract: A laminated body for resin glass comprising a polymer substrate for resin glass, an inorganic layer formed by causing fine particles of at least one substance selected from the group consisting of aluminum, silicon, titanium, an aluminum compound, a silicon compound and a titanium compound to adhere onto the polymer substrate for resin glass, and an alkoxysilane-containing hard coating layer laminated to the polymer substrate for resin glass having the inorganic layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Toshihisa Shimo, Hisashi Muramatsu, Hiroyasu Hiramatsu, Toshiro Kondo, Makoto Kato, Kenzo Fukumori, Yosihide Katagiri, Takayuki Nagai, Toshio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7465762
    Abstract: A polyolefin composite material comprising a polyolefin-based resin, an onium-modified low molecular weight polyolefin-based resin containing an organic onium group as a functional group and having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 30,000, and a layered clay mineral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Kenzo Fukumori, Keisuke Ohnishi, Takayuki Nagai
  • Publication number: 20080194437
    Abstract: The slide member of the present invention is a novel slide member having a substrate; and a sliding layer formed on at least a sliding surface side of the substrate and comprising a resin composition comprising a polyamide-imide resin and an organically modified layered clay mineral dispersed uniformly in the polyamide-imide resin, and a solid lubricant held by the resin composition. At this time, preferably, the resin composition has an average linear expansion coefficient of 5×10?5/° C. or less in the range from 100 to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Hitotoshi Murase, Toshihisa Shimo, Makoto Kato, Kenzo Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20050222316
    Abstract: A polyolefin composite material comprising a polyolefin-based resin, an onium-modified low molecular weight polyolefin-based resin containing an organic onium group as a functional group and having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 30,000, and a layered clay mineral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Kenzo Fukumori, Keisuke Ohnishi, Takayuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 6838509
    Abstract: A phenolic resin composite material includes a phenolic resin, a filler dispersed in the phenolic resin and being a reinforcement member and an organized layered clay mineral being different from the filler and dispersed uniformly in the phenolic resin. The phenolic resin composite material is improved in terms of the heat resistance as well as the mechanical strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Toshihisa Shimo, Atsushi Kidokoro, Yoshifumi Kato, Makoto Kato, Azusa Tsukigase, Kenzo Fukumori, Arimitsu Usuki
  • Patent number: 6777453
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of reclaiming crosslinked rubber wherein a reduction of qualities due to generation of decomposed products hardly occurs, and a molding of reclaimed rubber. In a reclamation step of reclaiming crosslinked rubber 10 by applying shear stress thereto and/or in a subsequent step in the present invention, a degasification carrier is introduced and decomposed products in the crosslinked rubber 10 are removed together with the degasification carrier. Also the disclosed is a molding of reclaimed rubber prepared by re-crosslinking reclaimed rubber obtained by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenyusho, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Matsushita, Makoto Mouri, Hirotaka Okamoto, Kenzo Fukumori, Norio Sato, Toru Yoshida, Masahito Fukuta, Hidenobu Honda, Katsumi Nakashima, Tamotsu Watanabe, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masao Owaki
  • Patent number: 6632918
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of reclaiming crosslinked rubber, which can reclaim various kinds of crosslinked rubbers whose reclamation is difficult. The method of reclaiming crosslinked rubber 10 of the present invention includes a step of reclaiming crosslinked rubber by applying shear stress to the crosslinked rubber 10, wherein the maximum pressure in the reclaiming step is 1.5 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Matsushita, Makoto Mouri, Hirotaka Okamoto, Kenzo Fukumori, Norio Sato, Masahito Fukuta, Hidenobu Honda, Katsumi Nakashima, Tamotsu Watanabe, Shigeki Otsuka, Masao Owaki
  • Publication number: 20020177647
    Abstract: A phenolic resin composite material includes a phenolic resin, a filler dispersed in the phenolic resin and being a reinforcement member and an organized layered clay mineral being different from the filler and dispersed uniformly in the phenolic resin. The phenolic resin composite material is improved in terms of the heat resistance as well as the mechanical strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Toshihisa Shimo, Atsushi Kidokoro, Yoshifumi Kato, Makoto Kato, Azusa Tsukigase, Kenzo Fukumori, Arimitsu Usuki
  • Patent number: 6090862
    Abstract: A process is developed for recycling a polyolefin cross-linked substance having a cross-linkage, a polyolefin foamed substance free from a cross-linkage or a polyolefin foamed substance having a cross-linkage. The process includes the step of heating the polyolefin cross-linked substance together with a cross-linkage breaking agent, whereby breaking the cross-linkage to recycle the polyolefin cross-linked substance into a moldable thermoplastic resin. Further, the process includes the step of adding a foaming-agent-decomposition facilitating agent to the polyolefin foamed substance in the course of thermally melting the polyolefin foamed substance, whereby decomposing a residual foaming agent remaining in the polyolefin foamed substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Narihito Tatsuda, Kenzo Fukumori, Norio Sato, Seiichi Sahara, Hideki Ono