Patents by Inventor Toray Industries, Inc.

Toray Industries, Inc. 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: 20140031445
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin foam includes dissolving a blowing agent into a mixture of a resin C and a resin D having a difference of solubility with respect to the blowing agent in an amount of more than 0% and less than 5%; subjecting the mixture to heat-melting for extrusion; and evaporating the blowing agent such that the resin foam has a porosity (X) of not less than 80%, a cell (L) with a cell diameter of not less than 1 ?m and not more than 1000 ?m, and a cell (S) with a cell diameter of not less than 0.01 ?m and less than 1 ?m, in which two peaks are present in cell diameter distribution, one peak thereof being present in not less than 10 ?m and not more than 500 ?m and the other peak being present in not less than 0.01 ?m and less than 1 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130222932
    Abstract: A white laminated polyester film for a reflecting sheet, includes a polyester layer (B) containing voids therein, and a polyester layer (A) laminated at least on one surface side of the layer (B), wherein: (1) the thickness of polyester layer (A) is from 5 to 15; (2) polyester layer (A) contains particles having a refractive index of 2.0 or more in an amount of 3 to 15% by weight; (3) the thickness of polyester layer (B) is 150 ?m or more; (4) the amount of particles having a refractive index of 2.0 or more contained in polyester layer (B) is 2% or less by weight; and (5) polyester layer (B) contains therein a resin which is not soluble in polyester resin in an amount of 12 to 25% by weight and/or inorganic particles having a refractive index less than 2.0 in an amount of 30 to 50% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130207316
    Abstract: A method of RTM molding includes placing a reinforcing fiber substrate in a mold, placing resin distribution media exhibiting a resin flow resistance lower than a resin flow resistance of said reinforcing fiber substrate on both surfaces of said reinforcing fiber substrate, and after pressure in said mold is reduced by evacuation, injecting a resin into said mold through said resin distribution media to impregnate said reinforcing fiber substrate with said resin injected, wherein resin flow resistance of a first resin distribution medium placed on a first surface of said reinforcing fiber substrate is lower than resin flow resistance of a second resin distribution medium placed on a second surface of said reinforcing fiber substrate, and said evacuation is carried out through said second resin distribution medium while said resin is injected into said first resin distribution medium to impregnate said reinforcing fiber substrate with said resin injected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130207293
    Abstract: A method of RTM molding including laminating a plurality of reinforcing fiber materials in a mold to form a reinforcing fiber material laminate, and impregnating a resin into said reinforcing fiber material laminate by injecting a resin in a direction from an end surface of said reinforcing fiber material laminate along a laminate surface while reducing pressure in said mold by evacuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130189761
    Abstract: A method for producing a mutant glucosidase includes introducing DNA encoding a secretion signal sequence and DNA encoding Asn-X-Ser or Asn-X-Thr into DNA encoding a glucosidase derived from a thermophile, and introducing the resulting DNA into a eukaryotic microorganism and expressing it as a secretory protein. An enzyme composition contains the mutant glucosidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130189325
    Abstract: A method improves stability of drugs in a solid pharmaceutical formulation against oxygen and water vapor by coating the solid pharmaceutical formulation with a coating material including a high hydrogen-bonding resin and a swelling clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130183754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a replicon RNA comprising a nucleotide sequence at least containing the 5? untranslated region, the nucleotide sequence encoding NS3 protein, NS4A protein, NS4B protein, NS5A protein and NS5B protein, and the 3? untranslated region on the genomic RNA of hepatitis C virus of genotype 2a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicants: TOKYO METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Toray Industries, Inc., Tokyo Metropolitan Institute Of Medical Science, Ralf Bartenschlager
  • Publication number: 20130131298
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. In particular, disclosed are sterically hindered hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds and improved purity hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. Also disclosed are processes for making hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds; the products of the disclosed processes; compositions and polymers comprising the disclosed compounds and products of the disclosed processes; and ophthalmic lenses, for example contact lenses, intraocular lenses, artificial cornea, and spectacle lenses, comprising the disclosed compositions, disclosed polymers, disclosed compounds, and products of the disclosed processes. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: Toray Industries, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130131369
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. In particular, disclosed are sterically hindered hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds and improved purity hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds. Also disclosed are processes for making hydrolysis-resistant silicone compounds; the products of the disclosed processes; compositions and polymers comprising the disclosed compounds and products of the disclosed processes; and ophthalmic lenses, for example contact lenses, intraocular lenses, artificial cornea, and spectacle lenses, comprising the disclosed compositions, disclosed polymers, disclosed compounds, and products of the disclosed processes. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: Toray Industries, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130122241
    Abstract: A composite prepreg base includes a raw prepreg base comprising a fiber sheet including discontinuous reinforcing fibers arranged in one direction and having a fiber length of 1-300 mm and a matrix resin infiltrated into the fiber sheet; and an additional resin layer formed on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base. The composite prepreg base is produced by a process including (i) the step of preparing the raw prepreg base and (ii) the step of forming an additional resin layer on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base prepared. A layered base includes two or more sheets of the composite prepreg base which have been superposed so that the additional resin layer is present on at least one surface; and a fiber-reinforced plastic formed by heating and pressing the layered base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130115592
    Abstract: The present invention provides modified hepatitis C virus genomic RNA, comprising nucleotide sequences of genomic RNA portions of two or more types of hepatitis C viruses, which comprises a 5? untranslated region, a core protein coding sequence, an E1 protein coding sequence, a p7 protein coding sequence, an E2 protein coding sequence, an NS2 protein coding sequence, an NS3 protein coding sequence, an NS4A protein coding sequence, an NS4B protein coding sequence, an NS5A protein coding sequence, an NS5B protein coding sequence, and a 3? untranslated region, and which can be autonomously replicated. In particular, the present invention relates to modified hepatitis C virus genomic RNA, which can be autonomously replicated by substitution of the RNA sequence portion encoding NS3, NS4, NS5A, and NS5B proteins of hepatitis C virus genomic RNA with a partial RNA sequence encoding NS3, NS4, NS5A, and NS5B proteins of a JFH1 strain shown in SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicants: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., TOKYO METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
    Inventors: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute Of Medical Science, Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130095539
    Abstract: A method of producing lactic acid by separating lactic acid produced in a culture solution by microbial fermentation, comprising: a step (A) of filtering the culture solution through a nano-filtration membrane; and a step (B) of distilling a lactic-acid-containing solution produced in step (A) under a pressure of 1 Pa to atmospheric pressure (inclusive) at a temperature of 25 to 200° C. (inclusive) to recover lactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130095282
    Abstract: A laminated base material includes a lamination and integration of prepreg base materials each of which includes many reinforcing fibers arranged substantially in one direction and a matrix resin adhered to the reinforcing fibers, wherein at least one of the laminated prepreg base materials is formed with a prepreg base material having, throughout its whole surface, many incisions each extending in a direction crossing the reinforcing fibers, substantially all of the reinforcing fibers divided by incisions, and wherein a length L of each of reinforcing fiber segments formed by the incisions is 10 to 100 mm, a thickness H of the prepreg base material is 30 to 300 ?m, and a fiber volume content Vf of the reinforcing fibers is 45 to 65% and arranging directions of the reinforcing fibers between one and another laminated prepreg base materials have at least two directions different each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Toray Industries, Inc.