Patents Assigned to Kao Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190249122
    Abstract: The rinsing composition for a silicon wafer of the present invention is a rinsing composition for a silicon wafer containing a water-soluble polymer and water. The water-soluble polymer exhibits a difference (Z?Z0) between a zeta-potential Z of a water-soluble polymer-containing silica aqueous dispersion (aqueous dispersion S) and a zeta-potential Z0 of a silica aqueous dispersion (aqueous dispersion S0) of 25 mV or less. The aqueous dispersion S consists of the water-soluble polymer, silica particles, water, and as needed, hydrochloric acid or ammonia, and has a concentration of the water-soluble polymer of 0.1 mass %, a concentration of the silica particles of 0.1 mass %, and a pH of 7.0 at 25° C. The aqueous dispersion S0 consists of silica particles, water, and as needed, hydrochloric acid or ammonia, and has a concentration of the silica particles of 0.1 mass %, and a pH of 7.0 at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190248546
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet material container (90) being made of a sheet material (20) and including a body portion (12) and a bottom portion (25) that is to be disposed on a placement surface, and the sheet material (20) including a plurality of film layers (20a,20b, and 20c). A body portion sheet (93a) that constitutes the body portion (12) includes a bonding portion (94) where peripheral edge portions of the sheet materials (20) are bonded. In a bottom surface sheet (93b) that constitutes the bottom portion (25), a non-adhesive region (99) is provided in the plurality of film layers (20a, 20b, and 20c). The non-adhesive region (99) forms a bottom filler-filled portion (96b). The bottom filler-filled portion (96b) extends annularly around a non-filled portion (96j), and includes at least three protruding leg portions (96m) that are to be placed on the placement surface so as to allow the container (90) to stand by itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori INAGAWA, Mitsugu IWATSUBO, Takahiro OTSUKA, Masahito CHIWAKI, Daisuke KODAMA
  • Publication number: 20190241766
    Abstract: Provided is a polishing composition capable of improving polishing selectivity and reducing polishing unevenness while increasing polishing rate. The present disclosure relates to a polishing composition containing; cerium oxide particles A; a polysaccharide B having a weight average molecular weight of 800 or more and 2800 or less; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhiko DOI
  • Patent number: 10369581
    Abstract: A liquid-agent dispensing container (100) includes: a mounting portion (52) that is mounted on a container body (10); a swing portion (160) that is pivotally supported in a swingable manner with respect to the mounting portion (52) and has a force application portion (161) that receives a pressing force; an operating portion (20) that has a pressing portion that presses the force application portion (161) when pressed; an acting portion that transfers a pressing force from the swing portion (160) to a head portion (30) when the force application portion (161) is pressed; and a guide mechanism that guides a relative movement of the operating portion (20) with respect to the head portion (30) while maintaining a posture of the operating portion (20) when the operating portion (20) is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20190233647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an asphalt composition which is excellent in storage stability at a high temperature, an asphalt mixture, a method for producing the same, and a road paving method. Provided are [1] an asphalt composition containing asphalt, a polyester resin, and a dispersant; [2] an asphalt mixture containing the asphalt composition as set forth above in [1] and an aggregate; [3] a road paving method including a step of laying the asphalt mixture as set forth above in [2], thereby forming an asphalt paving material layer; and [4] a method for producing an asphalt mixture including mixing asphalt, a polyester resin, a dispersant, and an aggregate at 130° C. or higher and 200° C. or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromichi TAKAHASHI, Ryoji IWAMOTO, Ryoichi HASHIMOTO, Eiji SHIRAI
  • Patent number: 10364216
    Abstract: Provided are a novel compound useful for adjusting sweetness or saltiness or inhibiting ENaC, and use thereof. An octenyl sulfate ester of the following Formula (1) or a salt thereof, wherein the wavy line represents any one of cis- or trans-configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Matsuura, Tomohiro Nakagawa, Keiichi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20190224093
    Abstract: The hair cosmetic composition of the present invention, which is a one-agent type or a multi-agent type hair cosmetic composition, contains, the following components (A) to (D): (A): a compound selected from the group consisting of glyoxylic acid, a glyoxylic acid hydrate, a glyoxylate salt, and a glyoxylamide; (B): a phenolic compound having an electron-donating group on at least one m-position and having a hydrogen atom on at least one of the o-positions and the p-position, wherein the electron-donating group on the m-position may form, together with an adjacent carbon atom, a benzene ring optionally substituted with hydroxyl group(s); (C): a thickening polymer, showing viscosity of 100 mPa·s or higher when measured as a 10 mass % aqueous solution, at 20° C., within at least a part of pH region of 4 or lower, and using a B-type viscometer; and (D): water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun-ichi FURUKAWA, Steven BREAKSPEAR, Shinichi TOKUNAGA, Bernd NOECKER, Niu JIAN
  • Publication number: 20190225712
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite in which a modifying group is bound to a carboxy group of fine cellulose fibers, the fine cellulose fibers having a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, wherein the fine cellulose fiber composite has an average aspect ratio of 1 or more and 150 or less; and a resin composition containing the fine cellulose fiber composite and a resin. The resin composition containing a fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has excellent heat resistance, and the molded article of this resin composition has excellent mechanical strength, heat resistance, and dimensional stability. Accordingly, the present invention can be suitably used in various industrial applications such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, wrapping materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YAMATO, Yutaka YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190227448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for electrophotography that is excellent in the low-temperature fusing property, the initial image quality after storage, and the document offset property. A process for producing a toner for electrophotography, including step 1: melt-mixing a mixture containing a crystalline resin (C) and ester wax (W) having a dipentaerythritol unit as a constitutional component, wherein a difference |Cmp?Wmp| between a melting point Cmp of the crystalline resin (C) and a melting point Wmp of the ester wax (W) is 30° C. or less, and the melt-mixing is performed at a temperature Kt that is the melting point Cmp or more and the melting point Wmp or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo WATANABE, Kotaro SHIMADA, Arisa YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10349785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foam dispensing apparatus including a nozzle portion that mixes a liquid with gas so as to dispense the liquid in a form of a foam. The nozzle portion includes: a foam generation mechanism including a gas liquid mixing portion in which the liquid and the gas are mixed and a first porous body that is disposed downstream of the gas liquid mixing portion; a cavity that is located below the first porous body and whose cross-sectional area defined by a plane perpendicular to a foam dispensing direction T is larger than the area of the first porous body; and a foam dispensing outlet that dispenses foam that has passed through the cavity to an outside. The foam dispensing outlet is configured so as to form shaped foam having a predetermined shape, and an opening area of the foam dispensing outlet that is on the cavity side is smaller than the cross-sectional area of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Takagi
  • Patent number: 10351862
    Abstract: Provided is a promoter suitable for the high expression of a gene of interest. A promoter consisting of a DNA selected from the group consisting of the following (a) to (d): (a) a DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3; (b) a DNA consisting of a nucleotide sequence having at least 70% identity to the nucleotide sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3 and having a promoter activity; (c) a DNA consisting of a nucleotide sequence wherein one or several of nucleotides are deleted, substituted or added in the nucleotide sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 3 and having a promoter activity; and (d) a DNA which hybridizes with a DNA consisting of a nucleotide sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 3 under stringent conditions and which has a promoter activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Jitsuro Kaneda, Yuichi Tsuboi, Fumikazu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190208883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair treatment method for treating hair by using a hair treatment tool (1). The hair treatment tool (1) includes: a fiber structure member (5) that retains a hair cosmetic; and a liquid-impermeable sheet (3) to which the fiber structure member (5) is fixed. The fiber structure member (5) retains a hair cosmetic that includes a pigment and a film-forming resin, and is sealed in a packaging (2). The hair treatment method of the invention treats hair by: exposing a surface of the fiber structure member (5) of the hair treatment tool (1); and bringing the fiber structure member (5) into contact with hair, and in this state, moving the fiber structure member (5) in a direction of orientation of the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Rina IIKUBO, Shuichiro KOBARU, Yuki KOTAKA, Aguri MARUYAMA, Kohsuke KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10345728
    Abstract: A toner for electrophotography containing a resin binder containing a crystalline composite resin C and an amorphous polyester A and an ester wax, wherein the crystalline composite resin C is a resin containing a polycondensation resin component and a styrenic resin component, wherein the polycondensation resin component is obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component containing an aliphatic diol having 9 or more carbon atoms and 14 or less carbon atoms, and a carboxylic acid component containing an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid compound having 9 or more carbon atoms and 14 or less carbon atoms, wherein a mass ratio of the amorphous polyester A to the crystalline composite resin C (amorphous polyester A/crystalline composite resin C) is 60/40 or more and 95/5 or less, and wherein a mass ratio of the crystalline composite resin C to the ester wax (crystalline composite resin C/ester wax) is 0.5 or more and 9 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kondo, Kohei Katayama, Kouta Ijichi, Hiroki Kakiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190201254
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a topsheet comprising a composite sheet. In the composite sheet, projections that protrude toward the skin of the wearer are formed by a first sheet protruding in a direction away from a second sheet at portions other than bonding portions. A plurality of first oblique bonding portion rows and a plurality of second oblique bonding portion rows are formed, and a long bonding portion elongated in a longitudinal direction is formed at each intersection of the first oblique bonding portion rows and the second oblique bonding portion rows. Laterally long projections elongated in a width direction are formed in a dispersed manner in the longitudinal direction and the width direction. Each laterally long projection is surrounded by two first oblique bonding portion rows and two second oblique bonding portion rows, and the long bonding portion is formed between adjacent laterally long projections in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mina TOMITA, Akihito AKUTAGAWA, Takeshi SUZUKI, Ayuka MINAMIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190201302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral plaque dispersion agent capable of effectively acting on dental plaque from the surface layer to the deep part thereof and exerting an excellent effect of dispersing the dental plaque. Specifically, the present invention relates to an oral plaque dispersion agent comprising (A) a water-soluble compound 3 or more of primary hydroxyl groups in the molecular structure and 100 or more and 200 or less of a chemical formula weight as an active component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke UCHINO
  • Patent number: 10335358
    Abstract: A hair cosmetic comprising the following ingredients (A) and (B): (A) a cationic polymer having a charge density of 5.0 to 7.0 meq/g and (B) an anionic polysaccharide derivative wherein a part of the H atoms of the OH group of a polysaccharide compound having the constituent unit described below are substituted with a —(CH2)mCOO? group (m is an integer of 1 to 5) at an average substitution degree of 0.5 to 2.0 per constituent unit, and wherein optionally a part of the H atoms of the remaining —OH groups are substituted with C1-40 alkyl groups and/or alkylene groups, wherein the viscosity of the ingredient (B) in a 2 mass % aqueous solution (25° C.) is 0.5 to 800 mPa·s wherein R? represents a C2-4 alkylene group optionally substituted with an —OH group, and n represents a number by which the average number of added moles of R?O per constituent unit is 0 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Horie, Kenji Hozumi, Takashi Mizooku, Hiroto Tanamachi
  • Patent number: 10337037
    Abstract: A method of producing lipids, containing the steps of: culturing a transformant in which the expression of a gene encoding the following protein (A) or (B) is enhanced, and producing long-chain fatty acids or the lipids containing these fatty acids as components, wherein: protein (A) is a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; and protein (B) is a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having 70% or more identity with the amino acid sequence of the protein (A), and having ?-ketoacyl-ACP synthase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Ozaki, Shinji Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20190194700
    Abstract: Provided is a mutant filamentous fungus having improved C4 dicarboxylic acid productivity and a method for producing a C4 dicarboxylic acid using the mutant filamentous fungus. A mutant filamentous fungus having enhanced expression of at least one polypeptide selected from the group consisting of a polypeptide consisting of the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID No: 2; a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence having an identity of at least 90% with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID No: 2 and having malic enzyme activity; and a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence having deletion, substitution, addition or insertion of one or more amino acids with respect to the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID No: 2 and having malic enzyme activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoshiro NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190192399
    Abstract: A hair treatment method comprising steps (1) to (5) to be performed in the following order: (1) a step of applying a first composition to hair, wherein the first composition is acidic and comprises one or more selected from the group consisting of glyoxylic acid, glyoxylic acid hydrates, glyoxylates, and glyoxyl amides; (2) a step of leaving the hair having the first composition applied thereto to stand; (3) a step of heating the hair with a high temperature heating device; (4) a step of applying a second composition to the hair, wherein the second composition comprises substantially no oxidizing agent and has a pH of 9.0 or more; and (5) a step of leaving the hair having the second composition applied thereto to stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayaka NAGASAKI, Beate HERZOG-RENKER
  • Publication number: 20190191936
    Abstract: A foaming dispenser has a mixing chamber configured to mix a liquid and a gas to foam the liquid, a first liquid passage configured to supply the liquid to the mixing chamber, and a discharge opening configured to discharge the foamed liquid, the mixing chamber includes a plurality of second liquid passages branching and extending from the first liquid passage, a liquid passage meeting where one second liquid passage meets another second liquid passage, a gas passage configured to supply the gas to the liquid flowing from the plurality of second liquid passages to the liquid passage meeting, and a hole that is provided on a downstream side of the gas passage and communicates with the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Aoyama, Chris King, Noboru Yashima