Patents by Inventor Shuichi Sugita

Shuichi Sugita 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: 10751751
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including: preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter continuously performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Masaru Hiraku, Shuichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10737293
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Masaru Hiraku, Shuichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10724242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal roofing material 1 that is arranged on an eave-side metal roofing material in an eave-ridge direction 6 of a roof so as to overlap the metal roofing material and the eave-side metal roofing material. The metal roofing material includes a front substrate 2 made of a metal sheet and including a body portion 20 formed in a box shape; a back substrate 3 arranged on the back side of the front substrate 2 so as to cover an opening of the body portion 20; a core material 4 filled between the body portion 20 and the back substrate 3; and at least one plate reinforcing member 5 that is embedded in the core material 4 at a position closer to the back substrate 3 than a top plate of the body portion 20 or that is disposed in contact with the outer surface of the back substrate 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Okubo, Motonori Kurotaki, Shuichi Sugita, Keiji Izumi, Tomoyuki Nagatsu, Yuugo Oota, Katsunari Norita, Keita Noguchi, Norimasa Miura
  • Publication number: 20200087537
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a coating material that is for a coated metal plate, that has high storage stability, that is less likely to contaminate a heating device, and that can be used to produce a coated metal plate having a surface on which rain streaks are less likely to occur and having high scratch resistance. The coating material contains a silicone resin including 5-50 mol % of a silanol group with respect to the total number of moles of Si atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20200024476
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a production method for a coated metal plate which has superior rain-streak stain resistance and scratch resistance and which further provides favorable appearance. In order to address this problem, this coated metal plate production method comprises: a step for forming a coating film on the surface of a metal plate by applying and curing a silicone resin-containing coating; and a step for applying a flame treatment to the coating film. The silicone resin contains silanol groups in an amount of 5-50 mol % with respect to the total molar number of Si atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Patent number: 10507489
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a decorative construction plate, the method including subjecting a metal siding material including: a metallic substrate on which a recess-projection pattern having a height difference of 0.5 mm or more is formed and on which an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition is provided; a core material; and a back-side material, to flame treatment by exposing the metal siding material to flame with an output of 250 kJ/h to 12000 kJ/h per 10-mm width of a flame port of a burner so that the surface temperature of the substrate does not exceed 300° C., followed by performing inkjet printing using an active ray curable ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Masaru Hiraku, Shuichi Sugita
  • Publication number: 20190168256
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a painted metal plate which is resistant to surface stain due to rain streaks. The painted metal plate manufacturing method comprises: a step of forming a coating film on a surface of a metal plate, the coating film having an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of 0.3 to 3.0 ?m as calculated according to JIS B0601:2013, and a surface Si atomic concentration of less than 1.0 atm % as measured by X-ray electron spectroscopy using an AlK? beam as an X-ray source; and a step of subjecting the coating film to flame processing at 30 to 1000 kJ/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Masaru HIRAKU, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20190119917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal roofing material 1 that is arranged on an eave-side metal roofing material in an eave-ridge direction 6 of a roof so as to overlap the metal roofing material and the eave-side metal roofing material. The metal roofing material includes a front substrate 2 made of a metal sheet and including a body portion 20 formed in a box shape; a back substrate 3 arranged on the back side of the front substrate 2 so as to cover an opening of the body portion 20; a core material 4 filled between the body portion 20 and the back substrate 3; and at least one plate reinforcing member 5 that is embedded in the core material 4 at a position closer to the back substrate 3 than a top plate of the body portion 20 or that is disposed in contact with the outer surface of the back substrate 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi Okubo, Motonori Kurotaki, Shuichi Sugita, Keiji Izumi, Tomoyuki Nagatsu, Yuugo Oota, Katsunari Norita, Keita Noguchi, Norimasa Miura
  • Patent number: 10156789
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for stripping a resist film, which includes a cured resin having a phosphate ester group or a carboxyl group, by using a resist stripping solution having high strippability, the method being characterized in that deterioration of the strippability of the resist stripping solution is suppressed and the phosphorus concentration in the resist stripping solution is not substantially increased. In this method, a resist stripping solution is brought into contact with a resist film, which includes a cured resin having a phosphate ester group or a carboxyl group and is disposed on a metal plate, and the resist film is stripped from the metal plate. In this method, the resist stripping solution contains a benzyl alcohol, water in a mass ratio to the benzyl alcohol of 0.3-2.5, and a surfactant, and is substantially free of caustic alkali components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Shuichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10087498
    Abstract: Provided is a battery armoring stainless steel foil which has excellent adhesiveness to resin after being thermally shocked and after being immersed in an electrolyte solution. A battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) includes an oxide film (1a), having a thickness of not less than 2 nm, which contains (i) Fe in an amount of not less than 40 mol percent, (ii) Cr in a lesser amount than Fe, and (iii) Si in an amount of not more than 40 mol percent, the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) having an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of less than 0.1 ?m but not less than 0.02 ?m in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) has been rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daichi Ueda, Shoichi Matsuo, Takahiro Fujii, Naoki Hirakawa, Shuichi Sugita, Yukio Oda
  • Publication number: 20180253009
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for stripping a resist film, which includes a cured resin having a phosphate ester group or a carboxyl group, by using a resist stripping solution having high strippability, the method being characterized in that deterioration of the strippability of the resist stripping solution is suppressed and the phosphorus concentration in the resist stripping solution is not substantially increased. In this method, a resist stripping solution is brought into contact with a resist film, which includes a cured resin having a phosphate ester group or a carboxyl group and is disposed on a metal plate, and the resist film is stripped from the metal plate. In this method, the resist stripping solution contains a benzyl alcohol, water in a mass ratio to the benzyl alcohol of 0.3-2.5, and a surfactant, and is substantially free of caustic alkali components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20180169695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a decorative construction plate, the method including subjecting a metal siding material including: a metallic substrate on which a recess-projection pattern having a height difference of 0.5 mm or more is formed and on which an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition is provided; a core material; and a back-side material, to flame treatment by exposing the metal siding material to flame with an output of 250 kJ/h to 12000 kJ/h per 10-mm width of a flame port of a burner so that the surface temperature of the substrate does not exceed 300° C., followed by performing inkjet printing using an active ray curable ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Masaru HIRAKU, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20180161809
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including: preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter continuously performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Masaru HIRAKU, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20180166661
    Abstract: Provided is a battery armoring stainless steel foil which, without the need for a special treatment such as corona discharge, has excellent adhesiveness to resin after being thermally shocked and after being immersed in an electrolyte solution. A battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) includes an oxide film (1a), having a thickness of not less than 2 nm, which contains (i) one or more metallic elements, existing as a hydroxide, in an amount of not less than 35 mol percent and (ii) SiO2 in an amount of not more than 40 mol percent, the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) having an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of less than 0.1 ?m but not less than 0.02 ?m in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) has been rolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Daichi Ueda, Shoichi Matsuo, Takahiro Fujii, Naoki Hirakawa, Shuichi Sugita, Yukio Oda
  • Publication number: 20180154391
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Masaru HIRAKU, Shuichi SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20180127843
    Abstract: Provided is a battery armoring stainless steel foil which has excellent adhesiveness to resin after being thermally shocked and after being immersed in an electrolyte solution. A battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) includes an oxide film (1a), having a thickness of not less than 2 nm, which contains (i) Fe in an amount of not less than 40 mol percent, (ii) Cr in a lesser amount than Fe, and (iii) Si in an amount of not more than 40 mol percent, the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) having an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of less than 0.1 ?m but not less than 0.02 ?m in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the battery armoring stainless steel foil (1) has been rolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Daichi Ueda, Shoichi Matsuo, Takahiro Fujii, Naoki Hirakawa, Shuichi Sugita, Yuklo Oda
  • Patent number: 9931876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a decorative building board, including: ejecting active ray-curable ink from an ink jet recording head onto a building board that includes a base material selected from a metallic base material and a ceramic base material and an ink receiving layer arranged on the base material, the ink receiving layer being obtained by curing a resin composition and having an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) specified under JIS B 0601:2001 of from 0.4 ?m to 3 ?m, to thereby perform printing on the ink receiving layer; and irradiating the active ray-curable ink with an active ray from 2.2 seconds to 30 seconds after the active ray-curable ink lands on the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Hidenori Yoshida, Shuichi Sugita, Yuuichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20170028758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a decorative building board, including: ejecting active ray-curable ink from an ink jet recording head onto a building board that includes a base material selected from a metallic base material and a ceramic base material and an ink receiving layer arranged on the base material, the ink receiving layer being obtained by curing a resin composition and having an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) specified under JIS B 0601:2001 of from 0.4 ?m to 3 ?m, to thereby perform printing on the ink receiving layer; and irradiating the active ray-curable ink with an active ray from 2.2 seconds to 30 seconds after the active ray-curable ink lands on the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Hidenori YOSHIDA, Shuichi SUGITA, Yuuichi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160318328
    Abstract: This printing material has: a substrate; an ink-accepting layer that is disposed on the substrate and is the cured product of a resin composition; and an ink layer that is disposed on the ink-accepting layer and is the cured product of an active-light-ray-curable cationic polymerizable ink. The ink-accepting layer is impermeable with respect to the active-light-ray-curable cationic polymerizable ink. Also, the active-light-ray-curable cationic polymerizable ink contains: a cationic polymerizable compound; 0.5-10.0 mass % of an epoxy-group-containing silane coupling agent; 10-50 mass % of a hydroxyl-group-containing oxetane compound; and a photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Masaru HIRAKU, Shuichi SUGITA, Akira NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150368489
    Abstract: This painting material has a base material and an ink-receiving layer arranged on the surface of the base material. The arithmetic average roughness (Ra1) of the ink-receiving layer surface, as measured in accordance with JISB0601, is 400-3,000 nm. The arithmetic average roughness (Ra2) of the ink-receiving layer surface measured using an atomic force microscope is 70-500 nm, using a measurement range of 30 ?m×30 ?m and pixel data of 512×512.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Masaki SATOU, Seiju SUZUKI, Hidenori YOSHIDA, Shuichi SUGITA, Yuuichi OKADA