Patents by Inventor Tohru Sugahara

Tohru Sugahara 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: 10099291
    Abstract: Provided are a metal nanowire production method capable of producing long and thin metal nanowires, and metal nanowires produced thereby. A metal nanowire production method comprising, a step for preparing a solution containing a metal salt, a polymer, at least one selected from a group consisting of halides, sulfides, carbonates, and sulfates, and an aliphatic alcohol, and a step for heating and reacting the solution at the temperature of 100° C. to 250° C. for 10 minutes or more while maintaining a practical shear stress applied to the solution at 10 mPa·m or less, wherein, during the heating and reacting step, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum change of the solution is measured, and a reaction time is controlled on the basis of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki Suganuma, Jinting Jiu, Masaya Nogi, Tohru Sugahara, Teppei Araki, Hiroshi Uchida, Hideki Ohata, Masanao Hara, Eri Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20160121403
    Abstract: Provided are a metal nanowire production method capable of producing long and thin metal nanowires, and metal nanowires produced thereby. A metal nanowire production method comprising, a step for preparing a solution containing a metal salt, a polymer, at least one selected from a group consisting of halides, sulfides, carbonates, and sulfates, and an aliphatic alcohol, and a step for heating and reacting the solution at the temperature of 100° C. to 250° C. for 10 minutes or more while maintaining a practical shear stress applied to the solution at 10 mPa·m or less, wherein, during the heating and reacting step, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum change of the solution is measured, and a reaction time is controlled on the basis of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki SUGANUMA, Jinting JIU, Masaya NOGI, Tohru SUGAHARA, Teppei ARAKI, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Hideki OHATA, Masanao HARA, Eri OKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20150030783
    Abstract: A method for producing a transparent conductive pattern having an improved conductivity by pulse light irradiation. A transparent conductive pattern is produced by coating and drying a dispersion liquid having metal nanowires dispersed therein on a substrate, to deposit the metal nanowires, and irradiating pulsed light having a pulse width of 20 microseconds to 50 milliseconds to the metal nanowires deposited on the substrate, to thereby join intersections of the metal nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Suganuma, Masaya Nogi, Jinting Jiu, Tohru Sugahara, Hiroshi Uchida, Kenji Shinozaki