Patents by Inventor Masatoshi Abe

Masatoshi Abe 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: 11104786
    Abstract: A fluorinated copolymer composition includes a thermoplastic resin A and a fluorinated elastomer B dispersed within thermoplastic resin A. Thermoplastic resin A has a shear stress (?A) of greater than 0.11 MPa when measured with a capillary rheometer at a shear rate of 243 sec?1 and at 360° C. in accordance with ASTM D3835. Fluorinated elastomer B dispersed within thermoplastic resin A has an average dispersed particle size of less than 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: AGC Inc., AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Katherine M. Sprick, Ryan T. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11065790
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition having improved impact resistance and excellent moldability without impairing the excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties inherent to a thermoplastic heat-resistant resin. This fluorinated copolymer composition comprises a thermoplastic resin A being a melt-moldable heat-resistant thermoplastic resin and a fluorinated elastomer B being a fluorinated elastic copolymer, wherein the fluorinated elastomer B is dispersed in the thermoplastic resin A, the number average particle diameter of the fluorinated elastomer B is from 1 to 300 ?m, the volume ratio of the thermoplastic resin A to the fluorinated elastomer B is from 97:3 to 55:45, and the fluorinated copolymer composition has a flexural modulus of from 1,000 to 3,700 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Tomoya Hosoda, Tatsuya Terada, Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20210140569
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel pipe contains, by mass %: C: 0.001% to 0.100%; Si: 0.01% to 2.00%; Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%; P: 0.001% to 0.05%; S: 0.0001% to 0.005%; Cr: 10.5% to 20.0%; Sn: 0.001% to 0.600%; Ti: 0.001% to 1.000%; Al: 0.001% to 0.100%; and N: 0.001% to 0.02%, with a balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, the ferritic stainless steel pipe includes a pipe-end-thickened portion at a pipe end portion, and a gap distance d (?un) formed at the pipe end portion satisfies a relationship of d?Cr2/(1000 Sn) (in the expression, Cr and Sn represent amounts (mass %) of respective elements).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE
  • Patent number: 10920030
    Abstract: To provide a prepreg excellent in storage stability and capable of obtaining a fiber-reinforced molded product excellent in impact resistance, and a method for its production, as well as a fiber-reinforced molded product excellent in impact resistance. The prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin, wherein the matrix resin comprises a thermoplastic resin (but excluding the following fluororesin) and a melt-formable fluororesin having a melting point of from 100 to 325° C. and having functional groups of at least one type selected from the group consisting of carbonyl group-containing groups, hydroxy groups, epoxy groups and isocyanate groups, and in 100 mass % of the total of the thermoplastic resin and the fluororesin, the proportion of the thermoplastic resin is from more than 30 to 99 mass % and the proportion of the fluororesin is from 1 to less than 70 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Takashi Sato, Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20210040590
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel includes: in terms of % by mass, C: 0.001% to 0.100%; Si: 0.01% to 5.00%; Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%; P: 0.050% or less; S: 0.0100% or less; Cr: 9.0% to 25.0%; Ti: 0.001% to 1.00%; Al: 0.001% to 5.000%; and N: 0.001% to 0.050%, with a balance being Fe and impurities, wherein in a region from a steel surface to a depth of 5 nm, and not exceeding a thickness of a passive film, a total amount of Al and Si is 1.0 atomic % or more, an amount of Cr is 10.0 atomic % or more, and an amount of Fe is 85.0 atomic % or less, in terms of cation fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210040252
    Abstract: A material for a printed circuit board, which is a film composed of a fluorinated resin layer, where the fluorinated resin layer contains a composition containing a fluorinated copolymer having at least one functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, has a melt flow rate of at most 15 g/10 min measured at 372° C. under a load of 49N, and has a storage elastic modulus of at least 650 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya HOSODA, Wataru KASAI, Toru SASAKI, Masatoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 10844153
    Abstract: A material having a fluorinated resin layer is subjected to heat treatment. The fluorinated resin layer is composed of a composition containing a fluorinated copolymer (a) having at least one type of functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, having a melting point of from 280 to 320° C. and a melt flow rate of at least 2 g/10 min measured at 372° C. under a load of 49 N. The heat treatment is carried out at a temperature of at least 250° C. and lower by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluorinated copolymer (a) so that the ratio of the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment to that before the heat treatment, and the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment, are respectively within specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Wataru Kasai, Toru Sasaki, Masatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10836877
    Abstract: To provide a prepreg excellent in storage stability and capable of obtaining a fiber-reinforced molded product excellent in impact resistance, chemical resistance and inter-member (interlayer) adhesion and a method for its production as well as a fiber-reinforced molded product excellent in impact resistance, chemical resistance and inter-member (interlayer) adhesion. The prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin, wherein the matrix resin comprises, as a resin component, only a melt-moldable fluororesin having a melting point of from 100 to 325° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Takashi Sato, Masatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10752973
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel contains, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%; Si: 0.01% to 1.00%. Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0100% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 30.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.00%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.050%, Al: 0.001% to 0.030%, Nb: 0.010% to 1.000%, and N: 0.050% or less, with a remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of Al, an amount of Ti, and an amount of Si (mass %) satisfy Al/Ti?8.4Si-0.78.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Junichi Hamada, Nobuhiko Hiraide, Norihiro Kanno, Shigeo Fukumoto, Shigeru Kaneko, Atsutaka Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200040173
    Abstract: A fluorinated copolymer composition includes a thermoplastic resin A and a fluorinated elastomer B dispersed within thermoplastic resin A. Thermoplastic resin A has a shear stress (?A) of greater than 0.11 MPa when measured with a capillary rheometer at a shear rate of 243 sec?1 and at 360° C. in accordance with ASTM D3835. Fluorinated elastomer B dispersed within thermoplastic resin A has an average dispersed particle size of less than 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Katherine M. Sprick, Ryan T. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20200024682
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel sheet contains, by mass %: C: 0.001% to 0.020%; Si: 0.01% to 4.00%; Mn: 0.01% to 3.00%; P: 0.010% to 0.040%; S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%; Cr: 10.0% to 15.0%; N: 0.001% to 0.020%; Al: 0.50% to 10.0%; and either one or both of Ti: 0.05% to 0.40% and Nb: 0.05% to 0.40%, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which Cr/(Si+Al) is 10.0 or less, and a specific gravity is 7.6 g/cm3 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi HAMADA, Masatoshi ABE, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10499051
    Abstract: A display device includes: a video display unit, an optical detection unit that measures the display realized by the video display unit; and a control unit that, upon receiving a measurement start time at which the optical detection unit carries out measurement, turns on the power source of the video display unit a first predetermined time interval before the measurement start time, and causes the optical detection unit to perform the measurement at the measurement start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10442380
    Abstract: A side member distal end structure includes: a side member distal end part and a lid member disposed forward of a distal end of the side member distal end part. The side member distal end part includes: a closed section part whose sectional shape orthogonal to the vehicle front-rear direction has a closed section structure; and a flange part in which a first panel and a second panel are joined to each other, the flange part being disposed outer than the closed section part and extending along the vehicle front-rear direction. The lid member includes a side plate part partially joined to an outer surface which is a part of the closed section part and is disposed forward of the flange part. In the vehicle front-rear direction, a plate surface of the side plate part faces the flange part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20190226047
    Abstract: This ferritic stainless steel contains, by mass %, C: 0.001% to 0.030%; Si: 0.01% to 1.00%. Mn: 0.01% to 2.00%, P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.0100% or less, Cr: 11.0% to 30.0%, Mo: 0.01% to 3.00%, Ti: 0.001% to 0.050%, Al: 0.001% to 0.030%, Nb: 0.010% to 1.000%, and N: 0.050% or less, with a remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of Al, an amount of Ti, and an amount of Si (mass %) satisfy Al/Ti?8.4Si-0.78.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Junichi HAMADA, Nobuhiko HIRAIDE, Norihiro KANNO, Shigeo FUKUMOTO, Shigeru KANEKO, Atsutaka HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10347392
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire comprising a conductor and an insulating layer covering the conductor, wherein the insulating layer comprises a fluorinated copolymer (A) having units based on tetrafluoroethylene and units based on a perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether, the content of the units based on a perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether is from 0.1 to 1.9 mol % to the total units in the fluorinated copolymer (A); MRF of the fluorinated copolymer (A) as measured by the method in accordance with ASTM D-3307 is at least 0.1 and less than 15; the melting point of the fluorinated copolymer (A) is at least 260° C.; and the ratio of the thickness Di of the insulating layer to the diameter Dc of the conductor (Di/Dc) is less than 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Takashi Sato, Tomoya Hosoda
  • Publication number: 20190112403
    Abstract: A process for producing a fluororesin in which a low-boiling component is reduced, by subjecting a melt-formable fluororesin to melt-kneading treatment by a twin screw extruder 10, wherein the twin screw extruder 10 has at least one melting zone, a set temperature of a most upstream first melting zone Z1 among melting zones is the melting point of the fluororesin +25 to 100° C., a vacuum degree at a vent port of the vacuum vent 14 is at most ?0.07 MPa [gage], and a melt mass-flow rate ?2 (g/10 min) of the fluororesin after the melt-kneading treatment at a specific temperature under a specific load, to a melt mass-flow rate ?1 (g/10 min) of the fluororesin before the melt-kneading treatment at the same temperature under the same specific load satisfy ?1<?2??1+14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Takashi SATO, Tomoya HOSODA, Takuya NAKAO
  • Patent number: 10262625
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first detection unit that detects an external signal from a second external device via a second connection unit, and outputs a first detection result indicating presence of an external signal; and a control unit that determines whether the second external device is connected with a second input unit based on the first detection result, and performs control so that a video signal to be supplied to a display unit is switched from a first video signal to a second video signal to cause the display unit to display an image based on the second video signal in a case where the control unit that determines that the second external device is connected with the second input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20190055390
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition having improved impact resistance and excellent moldability without impairing the excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties inherent to a thermoplastic heat-resistant resin. This fluorinated copolymer composition comprises a thermoplastic resin A being a melt-moldable heat-resistant thermoplastic resin and a fluorinated elastomer B being a fluorinated elastic copolymer, wherein the fluorinated elastomer B is dispersed in the thermoplastic resin A, the number average particle diameter of the fluorinated elastomer B is from 1 to 300 ?m, the volume ratio of the thermoplastic resin A to the fluorinated elastomer B is from 97:3 to 55:45, and the fluorinated copolymer composition has a flexural modulus of from 1,000 to 3,700 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Tomoya Hosoda, Tatsuya Terada, Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20180352218
    Abstract: A display device includes: a video display unit, an optical detection unit that measures the display realized by the video display unit; and a control unit that, upon receiving a measurement start time at which the optical detection unit carries out measurement, turns on the power source of the video display unit a first predetermined time interval before the measurement start time, and causes the optical detection unit to perform the measurement at the measurement start time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Masatoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 10144792
    Abstract: A method for producing an electric wire or a molded article with improved abrasion resistance is described. The method uses a fluororesin via electron beam irradiation in air at a temperature where the fluororesin does not melt. A method for producing a resin material containing a modified fluororesin is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Abe, Tomoya Hosoda