Patents by Inventor Shinya Nishikawa

Shinya Nishikawa 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: 10263410
    Abstract: A heat-recoverable component includes a tube-shaped or cap-shaped base material layer having heat shrinkability, and an adhesive layer formed on an inner circumferential surface of the base material layer. The adhesive layer includes a low-viscosity adhesive portion and a high-viscosity adhesive portion disposed between the low-viscosity adhesive portion and an opening of the base material layer. The low-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 10 Pa·s or less at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at a heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. The high-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at the heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. At the heat shrinkage temperature, a ratio of the shear viscosity of the high-viscosity adhesive portion to the shear viscosity of the low-viscosity adhesive portion is 15,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Ryota Fukumoto, Satoshi Yamasaki, Shinya Nishikawa, Yuuki Yabe
  • Patent number: 10239968
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for covering according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a non-crosslinked rubber component having a maximum peak of the molecular weight distribution in the range of 50,000 to 3,000,000, an oil component having a maximum peak of the molecular weight distribution in the range of 1,000 to 20,000, and carbon black. The content of the non-crosslinked rubber component is 25% to 65% by mass, the content of the oil component is 35% to 75% by mass, and the content of the carbon black relative to 100 parts by mass of the total of the non-crosslinked rubber component and the oil component is 1 to 40 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamasaki, Shinya Nishikawa, Yasutaka Emoto, Kazuto Shiina
  • Publication number: 20190074108
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 10224130
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one core that has a conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers the conductor; and a sheath layer that covers the at least one core. The sheath layer includes an inner sheath layer and an outer sheath layer that covers the inner sheath layer. The inner sheath layer contains a silane-crosslinked very low density polyethylene. A main component of the outer sheath layer is polyurethane; a content of the very low density polyethylene per 100 parts by mass of a resin component in the inner sheath layer is 20 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less. A content of silicon atoms constituting silane crosslinks in the very low density polyethylene is 0.05 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Yuhei Mayama, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10224705
    Abstract: A heat-recoverable component includes a tube-shaped or cap-shaped base material layer having heat shrinkability, and an adhesive layer formed on an inner circumferential surface of the base material layer. The adhesive layer includes a low-viscosity adhesive portion and a high-viscosity adhesive portion disposed between the low-viscosity adhesive portion and an opening of the base material layer. The low-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 10 Pa·s or less at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at a heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. The high-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at the heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. At the heat shrinkage temperature, a ratio of the shear viscosity of the high-viscosity adhesive portion to the shear viscosity of the low-viscosity adhesive portion is 15,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Ryota Fukumoto, Satoshi Yamasaki, Shinya Nishikawa, Yuuki Yabe
  • Publication number: 20190057795
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 10176908
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20180371221
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a conductor and an insulating layer covering an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer is formed of a crosslinked polymer of an insulating resin composition that contains a resin component containing a first copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of less than 0.88 g/cm3, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of 0.88 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nayu YANAGAWA, Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Takumi OOSHIMA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180301886
    Abstract: The heat-recoverable article according to the present invention has a cylindrical shape and includes a base material layer. The base material layer contains a polyolefin-based resin. In the base material layer after being heated at 180° C. for 2 minutes, a melting-point peak temperature is 115° C. or higher and 128° C. or lower, a heat of fusion of a total resin component is 80 J/g or more and 150 J/g or less, a storage modulus at 120° C. is 4 MPa or more, a gel fraction is 40% by mass or more and 80% by mass or less, and a storage modulus at 180° C. is 0.5 MPa or more and less than 3.0 MPa. The polyolefin-based resin is preferably a mixture of a first polyolefin-based resin having a melting point of 125° C. or higher and 135° C. or lower and a second polyolefin-based resin having a melting point of lower than 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMASAKI, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yasutaka EMOTO, Mamoru SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180294073
    Abstract: Provided is an insulated electric wire that mainly contains a polyolefin resin, has excellent flexibility, heat life, and waterproofness, and is used in wiring of vehicles such as automobiles, and an insulating resin composition used in forming an insulating layer of this insulated electric wire. The insulating resin composition contains a first copolymer, which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density less than 0.88 g/cm3, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an acrylic acid ester or a methacrylic acid ester, a flame retardant, and a crosslinking aid. Also provided is a crosslinked body having a 2% secant modulus of 35 MPa or less at room temperature and an elastic modulus of 2 MPa or more at 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Atsuko SHINOMIYA, Yuji OCHI
  • Publication number: 20180294074
    Abstract: Provided is an insulated electric wire that mainly contains a polyolefin resin, has excellent flexibility, heat life, and waterproofness, and is used in wiring of vehicles such as automobiles, and an insulating resin composition used in forming an insulating layer of this insulated electric wire. The insulating resin composition contains a first copolymer, which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density less than 0.88 g/cm3, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an acrylic acid ester or a methacrylic acid ester, a flame retardant, and a crosslinking aid. Also provided is a crosslinked body having a 2% secant modulus of 35 MPa or less at room temperature and an elastic modulus of 2 MPa or more at 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Atsuko SHINOMIYA, Yuji OCHI
  • Publication number: 20180182511
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one core that has a conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers the conductor; and a sheath layer that covers the at least one core. The sheath layer includes an inner sheath layer and an outer sheath layer that covers the inner sheath layer. The inner sheath layer contains a silane-crosslinked very low density polyethylene. A main component of the outer sheath layer is polyurethane; a content of the very low density polyethylene per 100 parts by mass of a resin component in the inner sheath layer is 20 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less. A content of silicon atoms constituting silane crosslinks in the very low density polyethylene is 0.05 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yuhei MAYAMA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180182508
    Abstract: A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 to 2,450.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20180109099
    Abstract: A heat-recoverable component includes a tube-shaped or cap-shaped base material layer having heat shrinkability, and an adhesive layer formed on an inner circumferential surface of the base material layer. The adhesive layer includes a low-viscosity adhesive portion and a high-viscosity adhesive portion disposed between the low-viscosity adhesive portion and an opening of the base material layer. The low-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 10 Pa·s or less at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at a heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. The high-viscosity adhesive portion has a shear viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at the heat shrinkage temperature of the base material layer. At the heat shrinkage temperature, a ratio of the shear viscosity of the high-viscosity adhesive portion to the shear viscosity of the low-viscosity adhesive portion is 15,000 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Ryota FUKUMOTO, Satoshi YAMASAKI, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yuuki YABE
  • Patent number: 9928937
    Abstract: A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 and 2,450.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20170309370
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for a multi-core cable superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. The core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 to 2,450.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20170306063
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for covering according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a non-crosslinked rubber component having a maximum peak of the molecular weight distribution in the range of 50,000 to 3,000,000, an oil component having a maximum peak of the molecular weight distribution in the range of 1,000 to 20,000, and carbon black. The content of the non-crosslinked rubber component is 25% to 65% by mass, the content of the oil component is 35% to 75% by mass, and the content of the carbon black relative to 100 parts by mass of the total of the non-crosslinked rubber component and the oil component is 1 to 40 parts by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMASAKI, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yasutaka EMOTO, Kazuto SHIINA
  • Publication number: 20170309373
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 9799422
    Abstract: An insulated electrical wire that includes a conductor and an insulating layer covering a circumferential surface of the conductor, in which the insulating layer is composed of a resin composition that contains poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) as a main component and a melt mass flow rate of the poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) measured at a temperature of 300° C. and a load of 5 kg according to the 1999 edition of JIS-K 7210 is 50 g/10 min or more and 80 g/10 min or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuhei Mayama, Shinya Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20170200536
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable tube or heat-shrinkable cap includes an adhesive layer disposed on the inner surface thereof, the adhesive layer including a low-viscosity adhesive layer formed of a resin having a viscosity of 10 Pa·s or less at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at the heat shrinkage temperature and a viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more at a shear rate of 1 s?1 at the maximum continuous use temperature. The heat-shrinkable tube or heat-shrinkable cap is used for waterproofing an exposed portion of electrical wires of an electrical wire bundle such as a wire harness, in which merely by placing the heat-shrinkable tube or heat-shrinkable cap over the exposed portion of electrical wires, waterproofing and water blocking between strands can be achieved, and outflow of the resin during heat shrinking does not occur. A method of waterproofing an electrical wire bundle uses the heat-shrinkable tube or heat-shrinkable cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki YABE, Ryohei FUJITA, Ryota FUKUMOTO, Satoshi YAMASAKI, Shinya NISHIKAWA