Patents by Inventor Yuko Fukuda

Yuko Fukuda 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: 20210100695
    Abstract: An absorbent article (1) of the present invention has, in at least one of a front portion and a rear portion thereof, an elasticized portion (G) that is stretchable and contractible in an article lateral direction (Y). The elasticized portion (G) has an outer sheet (22) to be disposed on a side that is away from the skin of a wearer, an inner sheet (23) to be disposed on a side that is closer to the skin of the wearer than the outer sheet (22) is, and a plurality of elastic members (24) that are arranged between the outer and inner sheets in a state in which the elastic members are stretched in the article lateral direction (Y). The outer sheet (22) and the inner sheet (23) are partially joined to each other at a joined region (26). The joined region (26) is sandwiched between non-joined regions (36) where the outer sheet (22) and the inner sheet (23) are not continuously joined to each other in an article longitudinal direction or the article lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko ISHIBASHI, Yuko FUKUDA, Yasuyuki OKUDA, Jun KAJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20210093491
    Abstract: A diaper 1 has a disposal tape 10 on its outer surface. The disposal tape 10 is composed of a fixed portion 12, an extensible portion 15, and a fastening portion 18 arranged in that order along the longitudinal direction X1 of the disposal tape 10 and Z-folded in that order. Unfolded, the extensible portion 15 is extensible in the longitudinal direction X1 of the disposal tape 10. The disposal tape 10 in the unfolded configuration has a first connection region 31 where the extensible portion 15 and the fastening portion overlap and a second connection region 32 where the extensible portion 15 and the fixed portion 12 overlap. At least one of the first and second connection regions has a bonded region 33 and a non-bonded region 36 where the extensible portion 15 and the fastening portion 18 or fixed portion 12 are not bonded, the non-bonded region 36 being located longitudinally proximal to the bonded region 33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuma NAKAO, Yuko FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210059869
    Abstract: An absorbent article (1) of the present invention includes a leg cuff (24). The leg cuff (24) has leg elastic members (25). The leg cuff (24) can be divided, by an imaginary line (IL) passing through the center (ct) between an outermost leg elastic member (25s) that is located farthest outward and an innermost leg elastic member (25i) that is located farthest inward, into a leg cuff first region (ST) that extends from the imaginary line (IL) up to and including the outermost leg elastic member (25s) and a leg cuff second region (IT) that extends from the imaginary line (IL) up to and including the innermost leg elastic member (25i). When the elongation amount of the leg cuff first region (ST) and the leg cuff second region (IT) in a natural state is defined as 0, and the elongation amount thereof in a maximally stretched state is defined as 100, the stress in the leg cuff first region (ST) is greater than the stress in the leg cuff second region (IT) when the elongation amount is 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke ARITA, Akiyuki UEDA, Yuko FUKUDA, Yasuyuki OKUDA
  • Patent number: 10863801
    Abstract: A slide fastener tape member includes a tape body and a core string portion disposed at a tape side edge portion of the tape body along a length direction. The core string portion is formed by fixing a string member at the tape side edge portion along the length direction by machine sewing. The string member is fixed linearly such that at least one thread used for machine sewing crosses while contacting an outer peripheral surface of the string member without being pierced by a needle thread of machine sewing. Thus, since the core string portion can be easily provided by fixing the string member to the tape body having desired properties at a later stage, the value-added tape members can be easily manufactured at a relatively low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Hosokawa, Yuko Fukuda, Yoshiyuki Sho, Naoyuki Himi
  • Publication number: 20200289340
    Abstract: A leak-proof cuff (28) is divided into a lower region (40) and a upper region (41). The upper region (41) includes a first region (41A) located at the side of a free edge (28B) relative to the center in the width direction (Y) and a second region (41B) located at the side of a folding line (42). In each of the first region (41A) and the second region (41B), at least one elastic member (29) extending along the longitudinal direction (X) is provided in a stretched state. In a case where the elongation of the upper region (41) in a natural state is 0, and the elongation in a maximum stretched state is 100, the stress ?1 of the first region (41A) is larger than the stress ?2 of the second region (41B) at an elongation of 5, and the stress ?2 of the second region (41B) is larger than the stress ?1 of the first region (41A) at an elongation of 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke ARITA, Yuko FUKUDA, Yasuyuki OKUDA, Akiyuki UEDA
  • Patent number: 10646006
    Abstract: A cover attachment structure includes a sheet-shaped cover member, a base, and a fastener member. The fastener member includes a first element row and a second element row. The base has a recessed groove extending along a surface thereof. Fastener elements of the first element row and the second element row are received in the recessed groove and locked in the recessed groove in a state in which engaging head portions of the fastener elements engage with each other. The recessed groove is configured such that a minimum groove width thereof in a width direction orthogonal to a length direction of the recessed groove is less than 2 times a length, in the width direction, of either one of the fastener elements received in the recessed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Wanli Zhang, Yuko Fukuda, Hikaru Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20180325224
    Abstract: A cover attachment structure includes a sheet-shaped cover member, a base, and a fastener member. The fastener member includes a first element row and a second element row. The base has a recessed groove extending along a surface thereof. Fastener elements of the first element row and the second element row are received in the recessed groove and locked in the recessed groove in a state in which engaging head portions of the fastener elements engage with each other. The recessed groove is configured such that a minimum groove width thereof in a width direction orthogonal to a length direction of the recessed groove is less than 2 times a length, in the width direction, of either one of the fastener elements received in the recessed groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Wanli Zhang, Yuko Fukuda, Hikaru Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20180317614
    Abstract: A slide fastener tape member includes a tape body and a core string portion disposed at a tape side edge portion of the tape body along a length direction. The core string portion is formed by fixing a string member at the tape side edge portion along the length direction by machine sewing. The string member is fixed linearly such that at least one thread used for machine sewing crosses while contacting an outer peripheral surface of the string member without being pierced by a needle thread of machine sewing. Thus, since the core string portion can be easily provided by fixing the string member to the tape body having desired properties at a later stage, the value-added tape members can be easily manufactured at a relatively low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke Hosokawa, Yuko Fukuda, Yoshiyuki Sho, Naoyuki Himi
  • Publication number: 20080181975
    Abstract: This invention provides a vasoprotective agent containing a plant or its extract as an effective ingredient. The plant is selected from the group consisting of rosemary, sage, geranium herb, adlai, field horsetail, bitter orange peel, fucus, burdock, dokudami, Japan pepper, Ophiopogon tuber, ginkgo, natsume and dishcloth gourd.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naonobu Yoshizuka, Yuko Fukuda, Yasuko Amano, Minoru Takizawa, Hajime Soga, Shinobu Mori, Akira Hachiya
  • Patent number: 5765925
    Abstract: A tunnel boring machine for boring a tunnel through hard and soft grounds includes a front body, a cutter head mounted to the front body and having a cutter for boring a hard round, and a drive unit rotatably supporting the cutter head for driving the cutter head. A main beam is operatively connected to the cutter head drive unit and extends rearward therefrom. A gripper body is supported by a rear end portion of the main beam to be slidable in an axial direction thereof and is provided with a main gripper to be movable along an radial direction of the main beam. A first thrust jack is mounted to be fitted between the main gripper and the main beam for advancing the cutter head and the cutter head drive unit. A shield shell is disposed so as to surround the cutter head drive unit. A second thrust jack is disposed in the shield shell, and a front gripper is mounted to the shield shell to be movable out of and into the shield shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunori Kondo, Yuko Fukuda, Takato Yoshida