Patents Assigned to Kao Corporation
  • Patent number: 10813873
    Abstract: A hair cosmetic containing Components (A) and (B): (A) a cationic polymer having a charge density of 5.0 to 7.0 meq/g; and (B) an anionic polymer comprising 80% by mass or more and 100% by mass or less of a constitutional unit represented by Formula (1) and having a weight-average molecular weight of 4,000 or more and 80,000 or less, where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a carboxy group; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Horie, Kenji Hozumi, Takashi Mizooku, Hiroto Tanamachi
  • Patent number: 10815160
    Abstract: Anticaking compositions for solid fertilizers comprising quaternary ester ammonium compounds, the use thereof, methods of preparing solid fertilizers resistant to caking and solid fertilizers obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KAO Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Joan A. Riaza Martinez, Miquel Mundo Blanch
  • Publication number: 20200332135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a water-based pigment dispersion formed by dispersing a pigment in a water-based medium with a polymer dispersant, in which the polymer dispersant contains a (meth)acrylic resin (A) and a resin (B); and the resin (B) is at least one resin selected from the group consisting of a polyester resin (B1), an acid-modified polyolefin resin (B2) and a vinyl chloride-based resin (B3), and [2] a process for producing a water-based pigment dispersion, including the following steps 1 and 2: Step 1: subjecting a pigment mixture containing a pigment, an acid group-containing (meth)acrylic resin (A), and a resin (B) which is at least one resin selected from the group consisting of a polyester resin (B1), an acid-modified polyolefin resin (B2) and a vinyl chloride-based resin (B3) to dispersion treatment to obtain a dispersion; and Step 2: subjecting the dispersion obtained in the step 1 to crosslinking treatment with a crosslinking agent (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200332137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a water-based ink containing water-insoluble polymer particles (A), an organic solvent (B) and water, in which a polymer constituting the water-insoluble polymer particles (A) is in the form of a crosslinked polymer; the organic solvent (B) contains a polyhydric alcohol ether; and a rate of change in viscosity of the organic solvent (B) as calculated according to the formula (1) is not more than 140%, and [2] a printing method of printing characters or images on a printing medium using the water-based ink described in the above [1], in which a water absorption of the printing medium per a unit surface area thereof as measured by contacting the printing medium with pure water for 100 milliseconds is not less than 0 g/m2 and not more than 10 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki KAWATA, Masashi INOUE, Tomoaki II
  • Publication number: 20200325350
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin particle dispersion containing core/shell-type resin particles (A), a glycol ether (B) and water, in which a core portion resin of the core/shell-type resin particles (A) contains a constitutional unit derived from a (meth)acrylic acid ester containing a hydrocarbon group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms in an amount of not less than 40% by mass on the basis of constitutional units constituting the core portion resin, and an acid value of the core/shell-type resin particles (A) is 50 to 100 mgKOH/g; and in which a hydrocarbon group in an ether moiety of the glycol ether (B) has 2 to 8 carbon atoms, and a content of the glycol ether (B) in the resin particle dispersion is not less than 2.8% by mass. The resin particle dispersion according to the present invention can be used as an aqueous ink that is excellent in storage stability and substrate-adhesion properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hirotaka TAKENO, Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200324504
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an intermediate material for a soft packaging container according to the present invention includes: a first overlaying step P1 of laying a second raw film sheet 120 over a first raw film sheet 110; a confining portion forming step P2 of forming a filler confining portion 50 for confining a filler 59, the filler confining portion 50 being constituted by a non-joined region between the first raw film sheet 110 and the second raw sheet 12, by joining a portion of the first raw film sheet 110 and a portion of the second sheet 12 to each other; a folding step P4 of folding the first raw film sheet 110 and the second sheet 12 with the first raw film sheet 110 on an outer side, such that the filler confining portion 50 is present in a state where an inner portion thereof is continuous on two sides that are connected via at least one folding position; an accommodating portion forming step P5 of forming an accommodating portion 60 by joining a plurality of portions including at least one of
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC., KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi TAKANO, Atsushi YAMAMOTO, Yoshinori INAGAWA, Daisuke KODAMA
  • Patent number: 10800937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a pigment water dispersion, including step 1 of mixing a water dispersion (A) formed by dispersing a pigment (I) with a water-dispersible polymer and a water dispersion (B) of a self-dispersible pigment (II) to obtain a water dispersion (C); and step 2 of subjecting the water dispersion (C) obtained in the step 1 to heat treatment at a temperature of not lower than 40° C. to obtain the pigment water dispersion, and [2] a pigment water dispersion containing a pigment (I) dispersed with a water-dispersible polymer and a self-dispersible pigment (II), in which the water-dispersible polymer is adsorbed onto the pigment (I) and the self-dispersible pigment (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tanaka, Takeshi Ashizawa, Teruyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10800922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a pigment composition, including the step of subjecting a raw material pigment composition containing PY74 and a specific by-product to a treatment with an oxidizing agent, in which a content of the specific by-product in the pigment composition after the treatment on the basis of a content of PY74 in the pigment composition after the treatment is not more than 1,200 mg/kg; [2] a process for producing a pigment composition, including the step of subjecting a raw material pigment composition containing PY74, a specific by-product and water to a treatment with hydrogen peroxide; [3] a method of reducing a content of a specific by-product in a raw material pigment composition containing PY74 and the specific by-product, said method including the step of subjecting the raw material pigment composition to a treatment with an oxidizing agent; and [4] a method of preventing an ink for ink-jet printing from suffering from ejection defects, including the ste
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Abe, Tsuyoshi Oda, Toshiya Iwasaki, Masayuki Narita
  • Patent number: 10801044
    Abstract: A method of producing a long-chain fatty alcohol, containing culturing a microorganism wherein expression of a gene encoding a 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase and expression of a gene encoding a fatty acyl-CoA reductase are enhanced; a method of providing ability to produce a long-chain fatty alcohol for a microorganism wherein expression of a gene encoding a 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase and expression of a gene encoding a fatty acyl-CoA reductase are enhanced in a microorganism cell; and a transformant of a microorganism in which expression of a gene encoding a ?-ketoacyl-ACP synthase and expression of a gene encoding a fatty acyl-CoA reductase are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Terai, Akihito Kawahara, Tatsuro Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10800702
    Abstract: A method for producing a hardened product of a hydraulic composition, includes mixing water, a hydraulic powder, a dispersant composition, and an aggregate to prepare a hydraulic composition, filling the hydraulic composition into a mold, and steam curing, in the mold, the hydraulic composition filled into the mold. The dispersant composition includes (A) a formaldehyde naphthaienesulfonate condensate or a salt thereof, (B) a compound having an alkylenoxy group, and optionally (C) a polycarboxylic acid-based copolymer, in particular proportions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Akino, Yusuke Yoshinami, Koji Koyanagi, Masaaki Shimoda, Keisuke Nakamura, Shunya Tanaka, Kazuya Saida
  • Publication number: 20200315865
    Abstract: Provided is a disposable diaper (1) which includes an absorbent member (4) and a topsheet (2). The topsheet (2) includes a first sheet (20) and a second sheet (21). Both sheets (20) and (21) are partially joined to form a plurality of joined regions (22), and the first sheet (20) has a plurality of projections (23) which protrude from the second sheet (21) toward the wearer's skin side at a portion other than the joined regions (22). The projections (23) include first projections (23A) and second projections (23B) and, when the topsheet (2) is viewed in a plan view, a second projection region (23R) is formed which includes the second projections (23B) surrounded by the plurality of first projections (23A). When the topsheet (2) is viewed in a plan view, the joined regions (22) include an inner joined region (22A1) in the second projection region (23R).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi SUZUKI, Mina TOMITA, Ayako MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20200315869
    Abstract: An absorbent member (1) according to the present invention includes: an absorbent sheet (2) that includes a substrate layer (20) and an absorbent layer (21) that includes water-absorbent polymers (P1) that are fixed to one side of the substrate layer (20); and an entangled fiber layer (3). The water-absorbent polymers (P1) of the absorbent layer (21) and the entangled fiber layer (3) are adjacent to each other. The water-absorbent polymers (P1) of the absorbent layer (21) are preferably fixed to one side of the substrate layer (20) using a hot melt adhesive. The absorbent member (1) configured as described above has excellent absorbency and shape stability while being thin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota KURAMAE
  • Publication number: 20200318032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for washing clothing, including washing clothing with a detergent liquid having a pH of 3.5 or more and 8.5 or less at 20° C. obtained by mixing the following component (A) and component (B), and water having a hardness: component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 15 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms; and component (B): protease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Kouzou YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200316619
    Abstract: A foamer mechanism (20) of a foam dispensing container has a gas-liquid contact chamber (21), a liquid agent flow passage (22) through which a liquid agent supplied from a liquid agent supply portion (28) to the gas-liquid contact chamber (21) passes, and a gas flow passage (23) through which a gas supplied from a gas supply portion (29) to the gas-liquid contact chamber (21) passes. The gas flow passage (23) has a gas opening (23a) that is open to the gas-liquid contact chamber (21). The liquid agent flow passage (22) branches into plural branch flow passages (for example, branches into a first branch flow passage (221) and plural second branch flow passages (222)). Each of the plural branch flow passages has a liquid agent opening (22a, 22b) that is open to the gas-liquid contact chamber (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi UCHIYAMA, Shinji OGURI, Ryohei AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200318034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent composition for textile products containing the following component (A) and component (B): component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 15 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms and including an internal olefin sulfonate having 15 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 5 or higher, and component (B): a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of more than 10.5 and 19 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori OZAKI, Kosuke TAWA, Yuichiro TASE
  • Publication number: 20200318036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition for textile products containing the following component (A) in an amount of 10% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less, the following component (B), and water: component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 14 or more and 16 or less carbon atoms, wherein the mass ratio of an internal olefin sulfonate having 14 or more and 16 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 2 or higher and position 4 or lower (IO-1S) to an internal olefin sulfonate having 14 or more and 16 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 5 or higher (IO-2S), (IO-1S)/(IO-2S), is 0.50 or more and 4.2 or less; and Component (B): an organic solvent having a hydroxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke TAWA, Takanori OZAKI, Yuichiro TASE, Hiroko ENDO
  • Patent number: 10793854
    Abstract: Provided are a gene involved in the regulation of the amount of melanin in keratinocytes, and the control of the color of skin or hair, the gene being selected from the group consisting of ATG7 gene, RAB11A gene, CLIP-170 gene, Rubicon gene and RAB7B gene, and a molecule encoded by the gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki Murase, Akira Hachiya
  • Publication number: 20200306108
    Abstract: An absorbent member (20) includes an absorbent sheet (10) in which absorbent polymer (12) is fixed to a base sheet (11) and a cover sheet (21) covering at least a first surface of the absorbent sheet (10). The absorbent sheet (10) has an absorbent polymer fixing proportion of 40% or more. The absorbent member (20) has high fixing performance of the absorbent polymer (12) to the base sheet (11) and is less likely to suffer from detachment of the absorbent polymer (12) even after liquid absorption. The absorbent polymer (12) is preferably fixed to the base sheet (11) with a base sheet fixing adhesive (13) interposed therebetween. The adhesive (13) is preferably an acrylic, silicone-based or rubber-based adhesive, and is preferably a hot-melt adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Ryota KURAMAE
  • Publication number: 20200308512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition for textile products containing the following component (A) in an amount of 10% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less), the following component (B), and water: component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms, wherein the mass ratio of an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 2 or higher and position 4 or lower (IO-1S) to an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 5 or higher (IO-2S), (IO-1S)/(IO-2S), is 0.75 or more and 5.5 or less; and component (B): an organic solvent having a hydroxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi MORIKAWA, Ayako SAKURABA, Ayako KUSUNOKI, Hiroko ENDO
  • Publication number: 20200306517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fine hollow protruding tool (1) having a basal member (2) and a fine hollow protrusions (3) project from the basal member (2). The fine hollow protrusions (3) each has an opening portion (3h) on a tip side thereof and an interior in which an interior space linked to the opening portion (3h) is formed. In any vertical cross-section passing through an apex of the fine hollow protrusion (3), a wall thickness (T1) in an apex-side region (TB) on the apex side is thinner than a wall thickness (T2) in a lower-side region (BP) that is closer to the basal member (2) than the apex-side region (TB) is, and a gap (M1c) between inner walls (31) in the apex-side region (TB) is smaller than a gap (M2c) between the inner walls (31) in the lower-side region (BP). A base portion (34) of the fine hollow protrusion (3) projecting from the basal member (2) has a curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi UENO, Takatoshi NIITSU, Hideo KOBAYASHI