Patents by Inventor Nobuhiko Inui

Nobuhiko Inui 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: 10435533
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material having a small number of voids and excellent tenacity. The resin composite material may be one obtained by mixing a carbon material having a graphene structure and having a content of less than 1 weight % of a volatile component volatilizable at 200° C. and a thermoplastic resin. The resin composite material may be a resin composite material including a carbon material having a graphene structure and a thermoplastic resin, the resin composite material containing 5 parts by weight or more of the carbon material per 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin and having a breaking strain of 50% or more as measured according to JIS K 7161.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Taichi Hamada, Daisuke Mukohata, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Patent number: 10377838
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material in which a carbon material with a graphene structure is dispersed in a synthetic resin and which has a high mechanical strength and a low linear expansion coefficient and a method for producing the resin composite material. A resin composite material contains a synthetic resin and a carbon material with a graphene structure dispersed in the synthetic resin, wherein the synthetic resin is grafted onto the carbon material and the grafting ratio thereof onto the carbon material is 5% to 3300% by weight. A method for producing a resin composite material includes the steps of: preparing a resin composite containing a synthetic resin and a carbon material with a graphene structure dispersed in the synthetic resin; and grafting the synthetic resin onto the carbon material concurrently with or after the step of preparing the resin composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Inui, Daisuke Mukohata, Mitsuru Naruta, Kensuke Tsumura, Kazuhiro Sawa, Katsunori Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190240655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microchip that allows to highly accurately control a transported amount of a fluid. The microchip 1 includes: a container 3 encapsulating a liquid reagent X (fluid) filled in the container 3; and a substrate 2 including an accommodation section 4 in which the container 3 is placed. The accommodation section 4 includes a top surface and a bottom surface 2b. The accommodation section 4 is opened to the top surface of the substrate 2. At least a part of the inflow passage 5 that is connected to the accommodation section 4 and into which a medium for transporting the liquid reagent X flows is provided on the substrate 2. At least a part of the outflow passage 6 that is connected to the accommodation section 4 and through which the liquid reagent X flows out is provided on the substrate 2. The microchip 1 further includes a sheet member 7 that is provided on the top surface of the substrate 2 so as to close the opening of the accommodation section 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsunori Takamatsu, Nobuhiko Inui, Shotaro Kobaru, Takamasa Kouno
  • Publication number: 20190041337
    Abstract: Provided is an implement for inspection capable of measuring the concentration of a test substance with high accuracy. The implement for inspection according to the present invention is an implement for inspection used for measuring the concentration of a test substance that includes a compound for reacting with a test substance to form a granular substance or a compound which is for being bound to the test substance and is a granular substance, and a wall portion having a periodic structure on its surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinori Akagi, Nobuhiko Inui, Kazuhiko Imamura, Takamasa Kouno, Shigeru Nomura, Tatsuro Endo
  • Publication number: 20170009045
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material having a small number of voids and excellent tenacity. The resin composite material may be one obtained by mixing a carbon material having a graphene structure and having a content of less than 1 weight % of a volatile component volatilizable at 200° C. and a thermoplastic resin. The resin composite material may be a resin composite material including a carbon material having a graphene structure and a thermoplastic resin, the resin composite material containing 5 parts by weight or more of the carbon material per 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin and having a breaking strain of 50% or more as measured according to JIS K 7161.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAWA, Taichi HAMADA, Daisuke MUKOHATA, Nobuhiko INUI
  • Publication number: 20160200017
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a resin laminate in which a resin laminate having a foamed resin layer and a non-foamed resin layer can be efficiently manufactured, and a resin laminate having good surface properties can be obtained. A method for manufacturing a resin laminate 14A formed by laminating a foamed resin layer 6B and non-foamed resin layers 7A and 7A and having at least one foamed resin layer 6B, comprising steps of feeding a foamable resin composition 6 in an unfoamed state in a molten state and non-foaming resin compositions 7 and 7 for forming the non-foamed resin layers 7A and 7A into a mold 3 for sheet molding to form a resin laminate; and feeding the above resin laminate in which the foamable resin composition 6 is in an unfoamed state or a foamed state to a sizing die 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kensuke Tsumura, Ryouji Hatada, Atsushi Wada, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20160167969
    Abstract: There is provided a simple method for producing an exfoliated graphite derivative. A method for producing an exfoliated graphite derivative, comprising steps of providing a mixture comprising exfoliated graphite and a reactive compound to be grafted on the above exfoliated graphite by irradiation with active energy rays; and irradiating the above mixture with active energy rays to graft the above reactive compound on the above exfoliated graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Inui, Kazuhiro Sawa
  • Publication number: 20160075559
    Abstract: A method for producing exfoliated graphite includes immersing a carbon material having a graphene-laminated structure in a liquid containing a liquid substance having a surface tension of 50 mN/m or less at 20° C.; heating the carbon material by radiating electromagnetic waves to the carbon material immersed in the liquid; and exfoliating the carbon material by gasifying the liquid in contact with the carbon material in the heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20150273740
    Abstract: There is provided a method for efficiently and inexpensively providing a resin laminate having a foamed resin layer without using a bonding agent. The method for manufacturing a resin laminate includes the steps of: supplying a molten foamable resin composition 11 in a non-foamed state to a first manifold 4 of a multi-manifold mold 1; supplying a second resin composition 12 for forming a non-foamed resin layer to a second manifold 5; in the multi-manifold mold 1, extruding the foamable resin composition 11 from the first manifold 4 to a merging and laminating part 3 and releasing pressure to thereby cause foaming to form a foamed resin layer 11A; and, before solidification of the foamed resin layer 11, extruding a non-foamed resin layer 12A extruded from the second manifold 5 and laminating the non-foamed resin layer 12A to the foamed resin layer 11A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kensuke Tsumura, Ryouji Hatada, Atsushi Wada, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150240004
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a resin composite material in which a synthetic resin is grafted on a carbon material and the deterioration of the resin is less likely to occur to develop high mechanical strength. A method for producing a resin composite material, comprising steps of providing a resin composition comprising a synthetic resin and a carbon material dispersed in the synthetic resin and having a graphene structure; and grafting the synthetic resin on the carbon material simultaneously with the step of providing the resin composition, or after the step of providing the resin composition, wherein the grafting step is performed by mixing an initiator in which a radical generated in thermal decomposition is a carbon radical with the synthetic resin and the carbon material and heating an obtained mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9068037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is dispersed in a synthetic resin and which has high mechanical strength; and a resin composite material obtained by the method. More specifically, disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is uniformly dispersed in a synthetic resin selected from the group consisting of a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, the method comprising, when the synthetic resin is a crystalline resin, shear-kneading the crystalline resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature lower than a melting point of the crystalline resin and, when the synthetic resin is an amorphous resin, shear-kneading the amorphous resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature close to a Tg of the crystalline resin; and a resin composite material obtained by the production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Kensuke Tsumura, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20150073082
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material having a high modulus of elasticity. The resin composite material comprises a thermoplastic resin, exfoliated graphite, and an inorganic filler different from the exfoliated graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Katsunori Takahashi, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20140378599
    Abstract: Provided is a process for manufacturing a resin composite material having high mechanical strength. The process comprises the steps of: preparing a resin composition comprising a carbon material having a graphene structure, a solvent, and a thermoplastic resin; applying a shearing force to a solid of the resin composition so that the total shearing strain, which is a product of shear rate (s?1) and shear time (s), is 80000 or more either at a temperature lower than the melting point of the thermoplastic resin when the thermoplastic resin is crystalline or at a temperature in the vicinity of Tg of the thermoplastic resin when the thermoplastic resin is amorphous; and kneading the resin composition at a temperature equal to or higher than the boiling point of the solvent to obtain the resin composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Kensuke Tsumura, Mitsuru Naruta, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140178670
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composite material containing plate-shaped exfoliated graphite or exfoliated graphite oxide with few folds and wrinkles and having effectively-enhanced mechanical strength such as tensile elastic modulus and a method for manufacturing the resin composite material. The resin composite material is a resin composite material including a synthetic resin and exfoliated graphite or exfoliated graphite oxide, wherein an average value of an average degree of flexion of the exfoliated graphite or of the exfoliated graphite oxide in one of two orthogonal cutting planes along which the resin composite material is cut and an average degree of flexion of the exfoliated graphite or of the exfoliated graphite oxide in the other cutting plane is less than 0.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsunori Takahashi, Nobuhiko Inui, Takuya Wada, Hironori Tabata, Keiichi Osano
  • Publication number: 20140113988
    Abstract: To provide a resin composite material in which aggregation of silane compounds in the resin is suppressed and the linear expansion coefficient is lowered, and a method for producing the resin composite material. A resin composite material containing a resin and a silane compound 12 having a structure of the formula (1), wherein a molecular chain of the resin and a molecular chain of the silane compound 12 form an IPN structure or a semi-IPN structure, and a method for producing a resin composite material including a step of mixing a resin and a silane compound 12a to obtain a resin composition and an IPN structure formation step of allowing a plurality of the silane compounds 12a contained in the resin composition to be condensed with each other. Each of Rs in the formula (1) is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and an arbitrary organic functional group and at least one thereof is a reactive organic functional group. x represents 1 or 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Nobuhiko Inui
  • Publication number: 20140058046
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is dispersed in a synthetic resin and which has high mechanical strength; and a resin composite material obtained by the method. More specifically, disclosed herein are: a method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is uniformly dispersed in a synthetic resin selected from the group consisting of a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, the method comprising, when the synthetic resin is a crystalline resin, shear-kneading the crystalline resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature lower than a melting point of the crystalline resin and, when the synthetic resin is an amorphous resin, shear-kneading the amorphous resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading device at a temperature close to a Tg of the crystalline resin; and a resin composite material obtained by the production method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sawa, Kensuke Tsumura, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130316159
    Abstract: There are provided a multilayered resin molded body having high filler orientability and high mechanical strength, and a method for manufacturing the same. A multilayered resin molded body (1) comprising a plurality of laminated resin composition layers (11) comprising a thermoplastic resin (11a) and a filler (15) comprising a carbon material having a graphene structure, the filler (15) being dispersed in the thermoplastic resin (11a), wherein an angle formed by a longitudinal direction of each filler (15) and a direction that is an average of longitudinal directions of all fillers (15) is ±6° or less, and a method for manufacturing the multilayered resin molded body (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kensuke Tsumura, Kazuhiro Sawa, Katsunori Takahashi, Yoshihiro Inui, Nobuhiko Inui, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130310521
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a resin composite material that has excellent mechanical strength and can be easily produced and a method for producing such a resin composite material. The resin composite material is obtained by chemically bonding a reactive polyfunctional compound to both a thermoplastic resin and a carbon material having a graphene structure. The resin composite material production method includes: a first step of chemically bonding the reactive polyfunctional compound and the thermoplastic resin together; and a second step of chemically bonding the reactive polyfunctional compound and the carbon material having a graphene structure together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Daisuke Mukohata, Nobuhiko Inui, Katsunori Takahashi, Keiichi Osano
  • Publication number: 20130210955
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composite material in which a carbon material with a graphene structure is dispersed in a synthetic resin and which has a high mechanical strength and a low linear expansion coefficient and a method for producing the resin composite material. A resin composite material contains a synthetic resin and a carbon material with a graphene structure dispersed in the synthetic resin, wherein the synthetic resin is grafted onto the carbon material and the grafting ratio thereof onto the carbon material is 5% to 3300% by weight. A method for producing a resin composite material includes the steps of: preparing a resin composite containing a synthetic resin and a carbon material with a graphene structure dispersed in the synthetic resin; and grafting the synthetic resin onto the carbon material concurrently with or after the step of preparing the resin composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Inui, Daisuke Mukohata, Mitsuru Naruta, Kensuke Tsumura, Kazuhiro Sawa, Katsunori Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130034709
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition which can be molded easily and from which can be obtained synthetic resin molded articles superior in mechanical strength such as modulus of tensile elasticity, appearance such as surface smoothness, and dimensional stability. Since the resin composition of the present invention is characterized by containing a synthetic resin and a flaked graphite that is a laminate of graphene sheets the number of which is 150 or less and that has an aspect ratio of 20 or more, it is superior in moldability and synthetic resin molded articles with desired shapes can be produced therefrom by a widely used molding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Takahashi, Nobuhiko Inui, Naoyuki Nagatani, Daisuke Mukohata, Kouji Taniguchi, Mitsuru Naruta