Patents by Inventor Kyoko Shinohara

Kyoko Shinohara 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: 20220388289
    Abstract: A prepreg includes [A], [B], and [C] described below. The [B] further comprises [B?]; a ratio of a mole number of an active hydrogen contained in [B?] to a mole number of an epoxy group in an epoxy resin contained in [B] is in a range of 0.6 to 1.1 both inclusive; [C] is present on a surface of the prepreg; and [A] that crosses over a boundary surface between a resin region containing [B] and a resin region containing [C] and that is in contact with both resin regions is present: [A] a reinforcing fiber; [B] an epoxy resin composition; an amine compound; and [C] a thermoplastic resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Misumi, Masato Honma, Kyoko Shinohara
  • 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