Patents by Inventor Takao Shibata

Takao Shibata 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: 20220292523
    Abstract: An information collection server obtains relevant information relating to legislation, regulations, or standards (vehicle emissions control) from an external server group and a local server and provides the obtained relevant information to an information processing server. When the information processing server receives the relevant information from the information collection server, it performs conversion processing on each piece of information included in the relevant information in accordance with each piece of information to convert each piece of information into an index relating to a degree of influence on revision of the emissions control. The information processing server provides each resultant index to a prediction creation server. When the prediction creation server receives each resultant index from the information processing server, it predicts a stage of revision of the emissions control based on each index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiga YAMADA, Toru KIDOKORO, Takao IURA, Takashi SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10478537
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel filter material and a filter including the same. Specifically, the present invention aims to provide a filter material capable of filtering in a short period of time, without clogging of the filter, while maintaining high cell separation properties, and a filter including the same. More specifically, the present invention aims to provide a filter material in which fiber masses (flocs) are uniformly distributed, and a filter including the same. The present invention provides a novel filter material showing excellent cell separation properties and excellent flow-through properties regardless of design choices for filters known prior to the filing of the present application, and an efficient cell separation method using a novel filter on which the filter material is stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuhiro Suzuki, Takayuki Miyamoto, Takao Shibata
  • Publication number: 20160263297
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel filter material and a filter including the same. Specifically, the present invention aims to provide a filter material capable of filtering in a short period of time, without clogging of the filter, while maintaining high cell separation properties, and a filter including the same. More specifically, the present invention aims to provide a filter material in which fiber masses (flocs) are uniformly distributed, and a filter including the same. The present invention provides a novel filter material showing excellent cell separation properties and excellent flow-through properties regardless of design choices for filters known prior to the filing of the present application, and an efficient cell separation method using a novel filter on which the filter material is stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuhiro SUZUKI, Takayuki MIYAMOTO, Takao SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 7776966
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic resin composition that excels in the slidability and mold release ability at molding of thermoplastic resin by virtue of mixing of a small amount of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer excellent in powder characteristics. The present invention can solve the above-mentioned problem by providing thermoplastic resin composition comprising 0.01 to 5% by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (C) and 99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Akira Takaki
  • Patent number: 7705089
    Abstract: A rubber-modified styrene resin composition having excellent impact resistance, high tensile strength, and good moldability is provided. The present invention is accomplished by a rubber-modified styrene resin composition containing 99.9 to 97 percent by weight of a rubber-modified styrene resin (E) and 0.1 to 3 percent by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (D), the polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (D) being a specific copolymer prepared with a polyorganosiloxane (A) produced by polymerizing 99.9 to 99.6 percent by weight of a organosiloxane with 0.1 to 0.4 percent by weight of a graft-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Akira Takaki, Kazunori Saegusa
  • Publication number: 20090118425
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a modifier for styrene resins that has excellent powder characteristics and that can provide a styrene resin composition for a styrene resin having high impact resistance and formability when the modifier is contained in a small amount. A modifier (C) for styrene resins that has improved powder characteristics can be obtained by mixing, in advance or in advance in latex form, 1 to 400 parts by weight of a styrene copolymer (B) with 100 parts by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (A) having a polyorganosiloxane backbone produced by polymerizing an organosiloxane and a grafting agent, and then granulating the resulting mixture. Thus, the above-described object can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Ochikoshi, Takao Shibata
  • Publication number: 20090054591
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer capable of further improving impact resistance of a vinyl chloride-based resin without causing a significant problem such as lowering of transparency, and a vinyl chloride-based resin composition containing the copolymer. The above object is achieved by a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (C) obtained by graft-polymerizing 65 to 5 parts by weight of at least one monomer (B) selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylic acid ester, aromatic vinyl, and a vinyl cyanide compound under a presence of 35 to 95 parts by weight of a polyorganosiloxane (A) consisting of 0.001 to 0.5% by weight of a bifunctional siloxane-based graft-crosslinking agent (a) and 99.999 to 99.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Akira Takaki, Tomomichi Hashimoto, Takao Shibata
  • Publication number: 20090005506
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyorganosiloxane-containing copolymer of high transparency that excels in powder characteristics and that when added in a small amount to a thermoplastic resin, ensures excellent mold release ability at molding thereof, and a thermoplastic resin composition comprising the same. The present invention can solve the above-mentioned problem by providing the thermoplastic resin composition comprising 0.01 to 3% by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (C) with 99.99 to 97% by weight of thermoplastic resin (D), wherein the polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (C) is obtainable by polymerizing 40 to 10 parts by weight of a vinyl monomer (B) in the presence of 60 to 90 parts by weight of a polyorganosiloxane (A) with a proviso that a sum of (A) and (B) is 100 parts by weight, the polyorganosiloxane (A) is obtainable by polymerizing 99.99 to 99.6 parts by weight of the sum of an organosiloxane having cyclic structure and an alkoxysilane with 0.01 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Akira Takaki
  • Publication number: 20080319140
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic resin composition that excels in the slidability and mold release ability at molding of thermoplastic resin by virtue of mixing of a small amount of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer excellent in powder characteristics. The present invention can solve the above-mentioned problem by providing thermoplastic resin composition comprising 0.01 to 5% by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (C) and 99.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Akira Takaki
  • Patent number: 7364013
    Abstract: The shell main body for a muffler includes an inner shell in a cylindrical shape with a cross-section of an imperfect circle defined by small arc portions alternating with large arc portions; and an outer shell wrapping the inner shell and formed in a cylindrical shape similar to the inner shell. An end portion of the inner shell and an end portion of the outer shell are overlapped in a circumstantial direction of the shell main body to form a shell overlap portion that is capable of discharging vapor in a gap of the large arc portions formed between the inner shell and the outer shell into one of an outside and an inside of the shell main body. This shell overlapping portion is located in one of the small arc portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Nitta, Takao Shibata, Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7195816
    Abstract: To provide an acrylic film, composed of a resin composition (C) that includes an acrylic graft copolymer (A) containing an acrylic ester rubber-like polymer and a methacrylic polymer (B) containing 80% by weight or more of methyl methacrylate, wherein (1) the content of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer in the resin composition (C) is 5% by weight or more and 30% by weight or less, (2) the average particle size of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer is 500 to 2000 ?, (3) the relationship between the average particle size d (?) of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer and the amount w (% by weight) of crosslinking agent used in the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer satisfies the following equation: 0.002d?w?0.005d, (4) the graft ratio of the acrylic graft copolymer (A) is 30% or more and 200% or less, and (5) the reduced viscosity of methyl ethyl ketone soluble matter in the resin composition (C) is 0.2 to 0.8 dl/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Norito Doi, Takao Shibata, Yoichi Matsumura, Shigemi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20060135692
    Abstract: A rubber-modified styrene resin composition having excellent impact resistance, high tensile strength, and good moldability is provided. The present invention is accomplished by a rubber-modified styrene resin composition containing 99.9 to 97 percent by weight of a rubber-modified styrene resin (E) and 0.1 to 3 percent by weight of a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (D), the polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer (D) being a specific copolymer prepared with a polyorganosiloxane (A) produced by polymerizing 99.9 to 99.6 percent by weight of a organosiloxane with 0.1 to 0.4 percent by weight of a graft-linking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Akira Takaki
  • Publication number: 20060110592
    Abstract: To provide an acrylic film, composed of a resin composition (C) that includes an acrylic graft copolymer (A) containing an acrylic ester rubber-like polymer and a methacrylic polymer (B) containing 80% by weight or more of methyl methacrylate, wherein (1) the content of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer in the resin composition (C) is 5% by weight or more and 30% by weight or less, (2) the average particle size of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer is 500 to 2000 ?, (3) the relationship between the average particle size d (?) of the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer and the amount w (% by weight) of crosslinking agent used in the acrylic ester rubber-like polymer satisfies the following equation: 0.002d?w?0.005d, (4) the graft ratio of the acrylic graft copolymer (A) is 30% or more and 200% or less, and (5) the reduced viscosity of methyl ethyl ketone soluble matter in the resin composition (C) is 0.2 to 0.8 dl/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Norito Doi, Takao Shibata, Yoichi Matsumura, Shigemi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20060042872
    Abstract: The shell main body for a muffler includes an inner shell in a cylindrical shape with a cross-section of an imperfect circle defined by small arc portions alternating with large arc portions; and an outer shell wrapping the inner shell and formed in a cylindrical shape similar to the inner shell. An end portion of the inner shell and an end portion of the outer shell are overlapped in a circumstantial direction of the shell main body to form a shell overlap portion that is capable of discharging vapor in a gap of the large arc portions formed between the inner shell and the outer shell into one of an outside and an inside of the shell main body. This shell overlapping portion is located in one of the small arc portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Seiichi Nitta, Takao Shibata, Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6726253
    Abstract: A pipe joint provided with a pipe joint main body having an insertion cylinder portion inserted to an end portion of a pipe to be connected, a seal member attached to a peripheral groove on the insertion cylinder portion, a clamp ring with a slit for fastening the end portion of the pipe outserted to the insertion cylinder portion with elastic fastening force, and a diameter-extension piece detachably held at the slit as to extend the clamp ring resisting the elastic force of the clamp ring and detached by contact with a forth end of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignees: Higashio Mech Co., Ltd., Inoue Sudare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Akio Yasuda, Takao Shibata
  • Publication number: 20020185861
    Abstract: A pipe joint provided with a pipe joint main body having an insertion cylinder portion inserted to an end portion of a pipe to be connected, a seal member attached to a peripheral groove on the insertion cylinder portion, a clamp ring with a slit for fastening the end portion of the pipe outserted to the insertion cylinder portion with elastic fastening force, and a diameter-extension piece detachably held at the slit as to extend the clamp ring resisting the elastic force of the clamp ring and detached by contact with a forth end of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: HIGASHIO MECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Akio Yasuda, Takao Shibata
  • Patent number: 6443500
    Abstract: A pipe joint provided with a pipe joint main body having an insertion cylinder portion inserted to an end portion of a pipe to be connected, a seal member attached to a peripheral groove on the insertion cylinder portion, a clamp ring with a slit for fastening the end portion of the pipe outserted to the insertion cylinder portion with elastic fastening force, and a diameter-extension piece detachably held at the slit as to extend the clamp ring resisting the elastic force of the clamp ring and detached by contact with a forth end of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignees: Higashio Mech Co., LTD, Inoue Sudare Co., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Akio Yasuda, Takao Shibata
  • Patent number: 6199408
    Abstract: A needle-selecting actuator (5) is surrounded by an intermediate ring (7) at the top, a lower ring (9) at the bottom, a needle cylinder (2) inside, and a cover (12) outside. A cylindrical chamber (13) is formed between the needle-selecting actuator (5) and the cover (12). The cover (12) is equipped with a ventilator fan (17) for feeding the air into the cylindrical chamber (13). The cylindrical chamber (13) has an opening (14, 15; 18) through which the air passes. The outside air is fed into the cylindrical chamber (13) through the means of ventilation/suction (17), and passes through said opening (14, 15; 18) to cool the needle cylinder (2) and its peripheral working components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Precision Fukuhara Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Shibata
  • Patent number: 6199409
    Abstract: A double knit circular knitting machine is provided having a first needle bed in which transfer needles are mounted and a second bed in which ordinary needles devoid of transfer function are mounted in a double density to that of the transfer needles for knitting a high density fabric in any one of several predetermined patterns. A method of knitting high density fabric is provided utilizing such transfer and ordinary needles to form courses of stitch loops and, as dictated by the pattern, to transfer stitch loops from selected transfer needles to correspondingly selected ordinary needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Precision Fukuhara Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Shibata
  • Patent number: 6182477
    Abstract: An electronic pattern circular knitting machine and method are provided in which a first encoder is operatively associated with the needle cylinder with which it rotates synchronously and generates a pulse signal for each knitting needle and transmits that signal to a central controller for the knitting machine, in which is stored a datum position for the first encoder, for comparison with pre-stored pattern data to calculate the position of each knitting needle; in which a second encoder is operatively associated with a dial and its cam system, the movement of which changes the knitting timing, for generation and transmission of a position signal to the central controller for comparison with a stored corresponding position to the datum position of the first encoder and a determination of whether the knitting timing has been changed and if so, to adjust automatically the needle selection timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Precision Fukuhara Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Shibata, Yoshihiro Aramaki