Patents Assigned to Kao Corporation
  • Patent number: 11156931
    Abstract: A positively charged toner for development of an electrostatic image, containing matrix particles containing at least a binder resin and a release agent, coated with inorganic fine particles, the binder resin containing a crystalline resin, the release agent containing ester wax (W) containing a dipentaerythritol unit as a constitutional component, the inorganic fine particles containing positively charged silica (S1) and negatively charged silica (S2), and the positively charged silica (S1) having an average particle diameter that is smaller than an average particle diameter of the negatively charged silica (S2), and the negatively charged silica (S2) having an average particle diameter of 10 nm or more and 90 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shogo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11155797
    Abstract: Provided is an inexpensive and efficient microbiological method for producing a protein. The method for producing a protein comprises culturing a microorganism while feeding a mixture of glucose and ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Shibata, Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 11147754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable powder composition comprising hair direct dyes which is used for dyeing hair after mixing with one or more aqueous compositions. The composition comprises one or more direct dyes selected from HC Red 18, HC Blue 18, and HC Yellow 16, one or more alkanolamine as alkalizing agent, an organic and/or an inorganic pulverulent excipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Celine Gasselin, Manuella Jourdain, Steven Breakspear, Bernd Noecker
  • Patent number: 11148387
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC., KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Takano, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Inagawa, Daisuke Kodama
  • Patent number: 11147301
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid seasoning in which degradation of taste and flavor due to storage is suppressed, and a method of producing the same. The method of producing a liquid seasoning comprises the following steps (1), (2), and (3): (1) at a temperature of 80° C. or less, adding an aqueous solution of at least one selected from the group consisting of ascorbic acid, hydroxyacid, and salts thereof to a fat or oil and stirring the mixture; (2) bringing the fat or oil after the step (1) into contact with water vapor under reduced pressure; and (3) bringing the fat or oil obtained in the step (2) as an oil phase component into contact with an aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aya Sasaki, Daisuke Shiiba, Shinpei Fukuhara, Minoru Kase
  • Publication number: 20210317484
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a 3-hydroxy-4-aminobenzoic acid by using a microorganism. The method for manufacturing a 3-hydroxy-4-aminobenzoic acid comprises a step of bringing a 4-aminobenzoic acid into contact with a microorganism that produces the following polypeptide (A) or (B): (A) a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% identity to the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 and has 4-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase activity, (B) a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 6 or a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% identity to the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 6 and has 4-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoshiro NONAKA, Fumikazu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210317325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] an aqueous composition for ink-jet printing, containing a carbodiimide compound, a polyester resin and water; [2] a ink set for ink-jet printing containing an aqueous composition a containing a carbodiimide compound and water, and an aqueous composition b containing a polyester resin; [3] an ink set for ink-jet printing, containing the aforementioned aqueous composition for ink-jet printing and a water-based ink containing a colorant; and [4] an ink-jet printing method including the step 1 of ejecting a carbodiimide compound, a polyester resin, a colorant and water onto a surface of a printing medium by an ink-jetting method to print characters or images thereon; and the step 2 of subjecting the resulting printed characters or images to heat treatment at a temperature of 50 to 200° C. According to the aqueous composition of the present invention, it is possible to obtain a printed material that is excellent in rub fatness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko NAGANO, Teruyuki FUKUDA, Takahiro MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20210317359
    Abstract: A corrosion inhibitor composition, containing (a) a cinnamaldehyde compound, (b) an alkoxylated fatty amine, and (c) an imidazoline compound, and optionally (d) a surfactant, and (e) a solvent. A method of inhibiting corrosion of metal in contact with an acidic medium in an oil or gas field environment by introducing the corrosion inhibitor composition into the acidic medium, such as during acid stimulation operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: Kao Corporation, CHEMEOR, INC.
    Inventors: Fei MENG, Mitsuru UNO, Yongchun TANG, Lucino GONZÁLEZ RAMEÑO
  • Publication number: 20210317098
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a method for producing an epoxyalkane capable of obtaining an epoxide in a high yield while attaining a high olefin conversion rate and a high selectivity for epoxides even when an olefin includes a long carbon chain, and a solid oxidation catalyst used in the method. The method for producing an epoxyalkane of the present invention comprises reacting an olefin with an oxidant in the presence of a solid oxidation catalyst, wherein the solid oxidation catalyst comprises a transition metal and a carrier that supports the transition metal, and the carrier is a metal oxide having a silyl group represented by the following general formula (1): R1R2R3Si—??(1) wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a single bond, a hydrocarbon group, a halogenated hydrocarbon group, an alkoxy group, or a halogen, and at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a hydrocarbon group having 3 or more carbon atoms or a halogenated hydrocarbon group having 3 or more carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mee Lin YAP, Shingo TAKADA
  • Patent number: 11142661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink-jet printing method using an apparatus including a printing means for ejecting a black ink to a printing substrate to print characters or images on the printing substrate, and a drying means disposed on a downstream side of a transportation direction of the printing substrate, in which the printing substrate is a label printing substrate; the black ink is a water-based composite black ink; the water-based composite black ink contains a composite black pigment containing carbon black, and a content of the carbon black in the composite black pigment is not more than 25% by mass; and the drying means is an infrared heater for heating the water-based composite black ink ejected onto the printing substrate to a temperature of not lower than 95° C. and not higher than 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Il, Isao Tsuru, Norihiro Yoshida, Yoshiharu Niizeki, Jun Tairadate, Kimiya Yamada, Hideki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210309875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] an aqueous composition for ink-jet printing containing a carbodiimide compound, a vinyl polymer and water, in which the vinyl polymer is dispersed in the aqueous composition in the form of polymer particles formed by partially neutralizing carboxy groups of the vinyl polymer with a basic compound having a boiling point of not higher than 130° C.; [2] an ink set for ink-jet printing containing an aqueous composition a containing a carbodiimide compound and water, and an aqueous composition b containing a vinyl polymer; and [3] an ink-jet printing method including the step 1 of ejecting a carbodiimide compound, a pigment, a vinyl polymer and water by an ink-jetting method to print characters or images, and the step 2 of subjecting the resulting printed characters or images to heat treatment at a temperature of 50 to 200° C. According to the aqueous composition of the present invention, it is possible to obtain a printed material that is excellent in rub fatness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko NAGANO, Teruyuki FUKUDA, Takahiro MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20210309625
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a method for producing an epoxyalkane capable of obtaining an epoxide in a high yield while attaining a high olefin conversion rate and a high selectivity for epoxides even when an olefin includes a long carbon chain, and a solid oxidation catalyst. The method for producing an epoxyalkane of the present invention comprises reacting an olefin with an oxidant in the presence of a solid oxidation catalyst, wherein the solid oxidation catalyst comprises a transition metal and a carrier that supports the transition metal, and the carrier is a composite of a metal oxide with a phosphonic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mee Lin YAP, Shingo TAKADA
  • Patent number: 11136416
    Abstract: A rubber composition containing a rubber and modified cellulose fibers, wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1), —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n—O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure. The rubber composition of the present invention can be suitably used for machine tool parts, household electric appliance parts, automobile parts, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshida, Takuma Tsuboi, Shotaro Shibata, Yoshiaki Kumamoto, Motoi Konishi
  • Patent number: 11134679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for growing a plant, including bringing a lignin decomposition product having an aldehyde yield by alkaline nitrobenzene oxidation of 10% by mass or more into contact with the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ishihara, Akihiro Tanoue
  • Publication number: 20210299005
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a coating film formed on the skin by electrostatic spraying, the coating film having good feeling and not causing damage on the coating film even after a lapse of a long time A method for producing a coating film on the skin, comprising the steps of: A) electrostatically spraying a composition X comprising a component (a) and a component (b) directly onto the skin to form a coating film on a surface of the skin: (a) one or more volatile substances selected from the group consisting of water, an alcohol and a ketone; (b) a polymer capable of forming a coating film; and B) applying a composition Y other than the composition X, comprising a component (c) and a component (d) to the skin in the order presented or in reverse order: (c) 0.5% by mass or more and less than 5% by mass of an adhesive polymer; (d) one or more selected from the group consisting of a polyol and a liquid oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi OZAWA, Yu SAITO, Akio KASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210300859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound that inhibits the activity of TRPV4 and is useful for prevention or amelioration of an overactive bladder, an irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro TAKAMURA, Naoya KITAMURA, Naoki YAMAMOTO, Kohjiro HASHIZUME
  • Patent number: 11133428
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a light absorption layer for forming a solar cell and a photoelectric conversion element having excellent durability and photoelectric conversion efficiency in the near infrared region, and a solar cell and a photoelectric conversion element having the light absorption layer. This light absorption layer contains a perovskite compound having a band gap energy of 1.7-4.0 eV, and a quantum dot having a band gap energy equal to or higher than 0.2 eV and equal to or lower than the band gap energy of the perovskite compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroji Hosokawa, Takuya Sawada, Yohei Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11129974
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Ueno, Takatoshi Niitsu, Hideo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11129781
    Abstract: An agent for hair deforming treatment comprising the following components (A), (B) and (C): (A) glyoxylic acid, or a hydrate or a salt thereof, (B) resorcin, and (C) water, wherein the molar ratio of the content of the component (B) to the content of the component (A), (B)/(A), is 0.2 or more and 5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Furukawa, Shinichi Tokunaga, Masaru Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: D931726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Machiko Katano, Tomohisa Hirata, Hiroshi Onishi