Patents by Inventor Masako NAKAI

Masako NAKAI 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: 20220250355
    Abstract: To provide a metal-fiber reinforced resin material (FRP) composite having a good appearance even when used as an automobile outer panel and not deformed even after a coating and baking process. The metal-FRP composite of the invention has a laminated structure of three or more layers, having at least a metal layer, a fiber-reinforced resin material layer holding a reinforced fiber material in a layer constituted by a matrix resin, and a resin layer located between the metal layer and the fiber-reinforced resin material layer. The resin layer is a layer constituted by a room temperature curing adhesive or by a predetermined resin and the room temperature curing adhesive. An elastic modulus E of the resin layer is more than 0.1 MPa and 1000 MPa or less, and a thickness of the resin layer is 0.005 times or more and less than 7.500 times a thickness of the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masako NAKAI, Masaharu IBARAGI, Noriyuki NEGI, Masafumi USUI
  • Patent number: 11331882
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a metal/fiber-reinforced resin material composite in which a metal member and a fiber-reinforced resin material are firmly bonded, a light weight and excellent workability are obtained while the strength is enhanced, and the amount of the fiber-reinforced resin material used can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Ibaragi, Noriyuki Negi, Masafumi Usui, Masako Nakai
  • Publication number: 20210187908
    Abstract: A metal-fiber reinforced resin material composite is provided which improves the shear strength between a metallic member and a fiber reinforced material by more strongly bonding the metallic member and the fiber reinforced resin member, and which is very light and has excellent workability while increasing strength. [Solution] This metal-fiber reinforced resin material composite is provided with a metallic member and with a fiber reinforced resin material that is stacked on at least one surface of the metallic member and combined with the metallic member, wherein the fiber reinforced resin material comprises a matrix resin containing a thermoplastic resin, a reinforcing fiber material included in the matrix resin, and a resin layer interposed between the reinforcing fiber material and the metallic member and comprising a resin of the same type as the matrix resin. The shear strength of the metallic member and the fiber reinforced resin material is greater than or equal to 0.8 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu IBARAGI, Noriyuki NEGI, Masafumi USUI, Masako NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200406585
    Abstract: [Problem] To bond a metal member and a fiber-reinforced resin material, which uses a thermoplastic phenoxy resin as a matrix resin, with each other without decreasing the performance of the fiber-reinforced resin material; and to suppress the occurrence of electrolytic corrosion between the metal member and the fiber-reinforced resin material. [Solution] A metal-fiber reinforced resin material composite body according to the present invention is provided with: a metal member; a fiber-reinforced resin material which is superposed on at least one surface of the metal member so as to be complexed with the metal member; and a bonding resin layer which is interposed between the metal member and the fiber-reinforced resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu IBARAGI, Noriyuki NEGI, Masafumi USUI, Masako NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200316915
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a metal/fiber-reinforced resin material composite in which a metal member and a fiber-reinforced resin material are firmly bonded, a light weight and excellent workability are obtained while the strength is enhanced, and the amount of the fiber-reinforced resin material used can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu IBARAGI, Noriyuki NEGI, Masafumi USUI, Masako NAKAI