Patents by Inventor Takaaki Matsuo

Takaaki Matsuo 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: 6305902
    Abstract: Precision cast hollow stationary blade used for final stage of steam turbine is improved to enhance drain recovery efficiency. Hollows (4, 5), sectioned by rib (6) to be independent of each other, are formed in stationary blade (1) passing therethrough from outer shroud 2 to inner shroud 3. A plurality of ventral slits (10 to 20) are provided on blade surface ventral side linearly with predetermined interval between the slits in two parallel rows. Dorsal slits (21 to 26) are also provided linearly with predetermined interval between the slits. Drain on blade surface enters the hollows (5, 4) through the ventral slits (10 to 20) and the dorsal slits (21 to 26), respectively, and flows out of the outer shroud (2) or the inner shroud (3) as drain (40 to 43) to be recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsu Konishi, Ryotaro Magoshi, Hideyuki Toda, Takaaki Matsuo, Eiichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5245004
    Abstract: A process for forming an ultra-high molecular weight nylon 6 by polymerizing .epsilon.-caprolactam, which comprises heating substantially anhydrous .epsilon.-caprolactam at a temperature of from to C. in the presence of (a) a main catalyst selected from a Grignard compound and a halogenated magnesium lactamate, (b) a co-catalyst selected from an acyl lactam compound and an isocyanic acid ester and (c) at least one activator selected from the group consisting of amides, sulfoxides, thioethers and phosphoric esters. According to this inventive process, an ultra-high molecular weight nylon 6 can be produced within a short period of time, making use of industrially advantageous compounds which are stable in air, hardly dangerous and inexpensive. Being free from cross-linkings, the ultra-high molecular weight nylon 6 obtained by the process of this invention is soluble in various solvents and is useful as a starting material for the production of high strength and high modulus materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Kyuda, Kazushige Kojima, Mitsunobu Satoh, Takaaki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 3967441
    Abstract: A yarn comprising thermoplastic synthetic staple fibers or thermoplastic synthetic staple fibers and continuous filaments, in which the individual fibers constituting the yarn contain twisted crimps and having cross-sectional surfaces with a markedly flattened portion, in which the staple fibers contained therein have broken ends comprising mainly portions flattened to a lesser degree, a plurality of fibers having this structure uniformly and alternately forming the surface and inner layers of the yarn and being intertwined in a truly twisted state or in a substantially non-twisted state at fluffs formed of the broken ends of the individual fibers, and a process for producing a yarn which comprises drawing an undrawn yarn comprising multifilaments of a thermoplastic synthetic polymer and having substantially the same break elongation, in a twisted state at an elevated temperature thereby to remarkably flatten portions of the individual filaments which appear on the outer layer of the yarn, and immediately det
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Yasuzuka, Takaaki Matsuo, Hachiro Fujiwara