Patents by Inventor Yasunori Murate

Yasunori Murate 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: 20200291571
    Abstract: Disclosed is an artificial leather base material having a surface with a lightness L* value of ?50 and including a fiber base material that includes cationic dye-dyeable polyester fibers and an elastic polymer, the artificial leather base material being dyed with at least one cationic dye. Also provided is a resin layer-equipped artificial leather, a napped artificial leather, and a shoe that use the artificial leather base material is used. Also provided is a decorating sheet including the artificial leather base material, and a decorative molded body using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori FUJISAWA, Daisuke MATSUDA, Toshiyuki ITO, Yasunori MURATE, Tetsuya ANDO, Masato WARITA, Naoto NARUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200048828
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet including: a fiber structure including fibers dyed with a dye containing a blue cationic dye having an azo bond; and an elastic polymer applied into internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet further includes a polyhydric phenol derivative having anionic properties, or the fiber structure is disclosed. Also disclosed is a fiber structure including fibers dyed with a dye containing a blue cationic dye having an azo bond, or a leather-like sheet including the fiber structure and an elastic polymer applied into internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet has a color difference (?E) before and after a moist heat treatment, determined when subjected to the moist heat treatment at 80° C. and a humidity of 90% for 48 hours, of ?E?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori FUJISAWA, Tetsuya ANDO, Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Yasunori MURATE
  • Publication number: 20190323173
    Abstract: Disclosed is a leather-like sheet having a lightness L* of 35 or less, and including a fiber structure including fiber dyed with a dye composition including C.I. Basic Blue 3 and at least one blue cationic dye other than C.I. Basic Blue 3, and an elastic polymer contained in internal voids of the fiber structure, or the fiber structure. Also disclosed is a leather-like sheet having a lightness L* of 35 or less, and including a fiber structure including fiber dyed with an azo-based blue cationic dye, and an elastic polymer contained in internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet or the fiber structure has a color difference (?E), determined when treated for 48 hours under moist and hot conditions of 80° C. and a moisture of 90%, of ?E?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori FUJISAWA, Tetsuya ANDO, Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Yasunori MURATE
  • Publication number: 20180066397
    Abstract: Disclosed is a napped artificial leather dyed with a cationic dye, including: a non-woven fabric of a cationic dyeable polyester fiber having a fineness of 0.07 to 0.9 dtex; and an elastic polymer provided inside the non-woven fabric, wherein the napped artificial leather has L* value?50, a grade of color difference determined in an evaluation of color migration to PVC under a load 0.75 kg/cm at 50° C. for 16 hours, of 4 or more, a tear strength per mm of thickness of 30 N or more, and a peel strength of 3 kg/cm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori MURATE, Hitoshi NAKATSUKA
  • Publication number: 20170191190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide fiber having a degree of orientation equal to or higher than 0.7 and equal to or lower than 0.85. The polyamide fiber is suitably obtained by forming a polyamide component having high moisture absorbency and a specific soluble component into a conjugated fiber under specific fiber formation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATSUKA, Shinya KAWAKADO, Takayuki IKEDA, Daisuke OHGA, Yasunori MURATE
  • Patent number: 9334609
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet containing a microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric containing an entangled web structure made of bundles of microfine long fibers and an elastic polymer impregnated in the microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric. The leather-like sheet has a machine direction/transverse direction ratio of breaking strength of 1/1 to 1.3/1, an elongation at break in each of the machine direction and the transverse direction of 80% or more, and a machine direction/transverse direction ratio of elongation at break of 1/1 to 1/1.5. The leather-like sheet has a natural dense feeling, a soft hand, a small difference of mechanical properties in the machine direction and the transverse direction, a moderate resistance to elongation and a durable recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Makimura, Hidekazu Andoh, Michinori Fujisawa, Yasunori Murate, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto, Norio Makiyama
  • Publication number: 20100239817
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet comprising a microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric comprising an entangled web structure made of bundles of microfine long fibers and an elastic polymer impregnated in the microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric. The leather-like sheet has the following features: (1) each of the bundles of microfine long fibers comprises 5 to 70 microfine long fibers having an average single fiber fineness of 0.5 dtex or less; (2) the bundles of microfine long fibers have an average fineness of 3 dtex or less; (3) the entangle web structure comprises superposed webs each comprising the bundles of microfine long fibers; (4) a ratio of the microfine long fibers and the elastic polymer is 70/30 to 40/60 by mass; (5) the elastic polymer is substantially continuous; and (6) a machine direction/transverse direction ratio of breaking strength is 1/1 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Makimura, Hidekazu Andoh, Michinori Fujisawa, Yasunori Murate, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto, Norio Makiyama
  • Publication number: 20060121340
    Abstract: A separator for alkaline batteries exhibits excellent property for holding the alkaline electrolyte, is not degraded even when the separator is used for alkaline batteries using a positive electrode mix containing an agent having a great oxidizing ability for enhancing the discharging property under a great load, maintains the function as the separator even when the separator is exposed to high temperatures for a long time and can be effectively used for alkaline batteries which are used for portable information instruments requiring the excellent discharging property under a great load such as digital cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicants: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawai, Hitoshi Toyoura, Takashi Tatayama, Yasunori Murate, Tomoyasu Sonetaka, Shigeto Noya, Yasuo Mukai