Patents by Inventor Shingo Kobayashi

Shingo Kobayashi 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: 20210226380
    Abstract: A lever connector, including: a terminal block that includes a fitting portion, a first pin and a second pin, the first pin and the second pin being provided to project from an outer periphery of the fitting portion and arranged orthogonal to each other; a housing that includes a receptacle, the fitting portion being fittable into the receptacle; a first lever mounted on the housing, the first lever fitting and separating the fitting portion into and from the receptacle by being engaged with the first pin; and a second lever mounted on the receptacle, the second lever being movable between a locking position where the second lever is locked to the second pin and a non-locking position where the second lever is not locked to the second pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210214645
    Abstract: A free fatty acid-containing substance, which is a waste liquid or by-product obtained in a process for producing palm oil or which is a hydrolysate of the waste liquid or by-product, is subjected to distillation treatment to obtain a free fatty acid fraction satisfying the requirements (i), (ii) and (iii), and a polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing microorganism is cultured in a culture solution containing the free fatty acid fraction. (i) The content of squalene is 0.05 wt % or less. (ii) The ratio of a peak area of trimethylindene to a peak area of a naphthalene-d8 standard is 110 or less in first-dimensional dynamic headspace-GC/TOFMS analysis. (iii) The ratio of a peak area of butyric acid to a peak area of a naphthalene-d8 standard is less than 10 in first-dimensional dynamic headspace-GC/TOFMS analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi IGARI, Wanying LEE, Shingo KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11000035
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a soil-borne disease control method capable of simply suppressing a soil-borne pathogen. The method for controlling a soil-borne disease includes applying at least one polyhydroxyalkanoic acid having a structure represented by the following formula (1) to soil: [—CHR—CH2—CO—O—]??(1) (wherein R is an alkyl group represented by CnH2n+1 and n is an integer of 1 or more but 15 or less).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Koichi Suzaki, Takahiko Sugaya, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210135387
    Abstract: A connector includes terminals and shield members respectively supported in a housing, and protection caps. The terminal is in the form of a flat plate extending in an assembling direction D with a mating connector and has a contact point with a mating terminal of the mating connector on a plate surface of the terminal. The shield member surrounds the terminal to face the terminal in a direction orthogonal to the assembling direction D. The protection cap includes a front covering portion for covering a front end part in the assembling direction D of the terminal and locking claws locked to the shield member, and is fixed to the shield member by locking of the locking claws. The connector 10 is coupled to the mating connector with the protection caps fixed to the shield members and front end parts of the terminals covered by the front covering portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumotomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Sunghyun BYUN
  • Patent number: 10903001
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing a radially aligned magnetorheological elastomer molded body containing a matrix resin and a magnetic filler are provided. The method includes the following: placing a permanent magnet 11 in at least one position selected from positions that are spaced from a metal mold 14a having a cavity 14b and located above and below the center of the metal mold 14a; providing a closed magnetic circuit that allows a magnetic flux 19a generated by the permanent magnet 11 to pass through the metal mold 14a from a side thereof, filling the cavity 14b with a composition containing the matrix resin and the magnetic filler; and molding the composition while the magnetic filler is radially aligned. With this configuration, the elastomer material is molded while the magnetic filler is radially aligned by using the permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10865429
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to improve the crystallization speed of a PHA copolymer which is to be slowly crystallized, and improve the melt workability and productivity. A microorganism is used which has genes encoding two or more different PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas. The genes encoding the PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas preferably include genes encoding at least two PHA synthases which are capable of synthesizing a copolymer PHA including, as monomer unit species, 3-hydroxybutyric acid and 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid, and which are different in substrate specificity toward 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid from each other. When this microorganism is cultured, a PHA mixture can be produced which includes three or more PHA species different in melting point from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Hitoshi Sashiwa, Tetsuya Fujiki
  • Patent number: 10847914
    Abstract: A male terminal disclosed in this specification is a male terminal 10 fittable to a female terminal 20 including at least a pair of resilient contact pieces, and includes a terminal contact portion 11 having a pin shape and configured to contact the resilient contact pieces 21 of the female terminal 20 when the male terminal 10 is fit to the female terminal 20, and projections 12 projecting from an outer peripheral surface of the terminal contact portion 11 and arranged to be fit between side edges 24 of pairs of adjacent ones of the resilient contact pieces 21 of the female terminal 20 when the male terminal 10 is fit to the female terminal 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Noriyuki Uematsu
  • Publication number: 20200354696
    Abstract: A mutant PHA synthetase which enables production of a PHA copolymer with a high or low 3HH ratio while maintaining PHA productivity. The mutant PHA synthetase is a mutant polyhydroxyalkanoate synthetase having an amino acid sequence having 85% or more sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and having at least one of the following mutations (a) to (c): (a): mutation of substitution of serine at 389th position from N-terminus of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 with an amino acid other than serine; (b): mutation of substitution of leucine at 436th position from the N-terminus of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 with an amino acid other than leucine; and (c): mutation of deletion of 11 or more and 19 or less amino acid residues from C-terminus of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Shinichi YOSHIDA, Shunsuke SATO, Naoaki YAOKA
  • Patent number: 10777926
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10662316
    Abstract: A magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) includes a matrix resin (12) and a magnetic powder (11). The magnetic powder (11) is contained in an amount of 30 to 70% by volume based on 100% by volume of the composition. The magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) has an Asker C hardness of 5 to 60 as determined by the Standard SRIS0101 of the Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan. The average particle size of the magnetic powder is preferably 2 to 500 ?m, and the matrix resin is preferably an organopolysiloxane. The storage modulus of the magneto-rheological elastomer composition preferably changes by five times or more upon application of a magnetic force with a magnetic flux density of 200 mT. Thus, the present invention provides a magneto-rheological elastomer composition that greatly changes its storage modulus upon application of magnetism, a method for producing the same, and a vibration absorbing device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Mai Sugie, Masakazu Hattori, Toshihiko Komatsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20200056214
    Abstract: A PHA copolymer which is slowly crystallized is improved in crystallization speed to improve the melt workability of the PHA copolymer in working such as injection molding, film molding, blow molding, fiber spinning, extrusion foaming or bead foaming, thereby improving the resultant articles in productivity. A method for the improvement is a method for producing a PHA mixture, including the step of culturing a microorganism having both of a gene encoding a PHA synthase that synthesizes a copolymer PHA (A) and that is derived from the genus Aeromonas, and a gene encoding a PHA synthase that synthesizes a PHA (B) different in melting point from the copolymer PHA (A) by 10° C. or more to produce, in a cell of the microorganism, two or more PHAs different in melting point from one another by 10° C. or more simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Rina AOKI, Tetsuya MINAMI, Hisashi ARIKAWA, Keiji MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200059026
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200036126
    Abstract: A male terminal disclosed in this specification is a male terminal 10 fittable to a female terminal 20 including at least a pair of resilient contact pieces, and includes a terminal contact portion 11 having a pin shape and configured to contact the resilient contact pieces 21 of the female terminal 20 when the male terminal 10 is fit to the female terminal 20, and projections 12 projecting from an outer peripheral surface of the terminal contact portion 11 and arranged to be fit between side edges 24 of pairs of adjacent ones of the resilient contact pieces 21 of the female terminal 20 when the male terminal 10 is fit to the female terminal 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Noriyuki Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10519473
    Abstract: A PHA copolymer which is slowly crystallized is improved in crystallization speed to improve the melt workability of the PHA copolymer in working such as injection molding, film molding, blow molding, fiber spinning, extrusion foaming or bead foaming, thereby improving the resultant articles in productivity. A method for the improvement is a method for producing a PHA mixture, including the step of culturing a microorganism having both of a gene encoding a PHA synthase that synthesizes a copolymer PHA (A) and that is derived from the genus Aeromonas, and a gene encoding a PHA synthase that synthesizes a PHA (B) different in melting point from the copolymer PHA (A) by 10° C. or more to produce, in a cell of the microorganism, two or more PHAs different in melting point from one another by 10° C. or more simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Rina Aoki, Tetsuya Minami, Hisashi Arikawa, Keiji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190195686
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a detecting composition or layer; a film, a device, a tape and a detecting system having the detecting layer; and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kunihiko Akai, Shingo Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190006099
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing a radially aligned magnetorheological elastomer molded body containing a matrix resin and a magnetic filler are provided. The method includes the following: placing a permanent magnet 11 in at least one position selected from positions that are spaced from a metal mold 14a having a cavity 14b and located above and below the center of the metal mold 14a; providing a closed magnetic circuit that allows a magnetic flux 19a generated by the permanent magnet 11 to pass through the metal mold 14a from a side thereof, filling the cavity 14b with a composition containing the matrix resin and the magnetic filler; and molding the composition while the magnetic filler is radially aligned. With this configuration, the elastomer material is molded while the magnetic filler is radially aligned by using the permanent magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Shingo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180346943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel polyhydroxyalkanoic acid having a functional group at a terminal carboxy group, which being capable of being chemically modified and easily controlled in reaction, and a method for production the same. The present polyhydroxyalkanoic acid includes a specific alkyne group, alkene group, thiol group, azide group or allyl group introduced at a terminal carboxy group. Further, the present production method comprises culturing a microorganism capable of producing a polyhydroxyalkanoic acid with use of an alcohol having an alkyne group, an alkene group, a thiol group, an azide group or an allyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Tetsuya FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20180305722
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to improve the crystallization speed of a PHA copolymer which is to be slowly crystallized, and improve the melt workability and productivity. A microorganism is used which has genes encoding two or more different PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas. The genes encoding the PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas preferably include genes encoding at least two PHA synthases which are capable of synthesizing a copolymer PHA including, as monomer unit species, 3-hydroxybutyric acid and 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid, and which are different in substrate specificity toward 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid from each other. When this microorganism is cultured, a PHA mixture can be produced which includes three or more PHA species different in melting point from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi SASHIWA, Tetsuya FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20170347648
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a soil-borne disease control method capable of simply suppressing a soil-borne pathogen. The method for controlling a soil-borne disease includes applying at least one polyhydroxyalkanoic acid having a structure represented by the following formula (1) to soil: [—CHR—CH2—CO—O—]??(1) (wherein R is an alkyl group represented by CnH2n+1 and n is an integer of 1 or more but 15 or less).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicants: NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKAMURA, Koichi SUZAKI, Takahiko SUGAYA, Shingo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170275438
    Abstract: A magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) includes a matrix resin (12) and a magnetic powder (11). The magnetic powder (11) is contained in an amount of 30 to 70% by volume based on 100% by volume of the composition. The magneto-rheological elastomer composition (10) has an Asker C hardness of 5 to 60 as determined by the Standard SRIS0101 of the Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan. The average particle size of the magnetic powder is preferably 2 to 500 ?m, and the matrix resin is preferably an organopolysiloxane. The storage modulus of the magneto-rheological elastomer composition preferably changes by five times or more upon application of a magnetic force with a magnetic flux density of 200 mT. Thus, the present invention provides a magneto-rheological elastomer composition that greatly changes its storage modulus upon application of magnetism, a method for producing the same, and a vibration absorbing device including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Mai SUGIE, Masakazu HATTORI, Toshihiko KOMATSUZAKI