Patents Assigned to Kuraray Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20240120493
    Abstract: Provided is an additive for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery positive electrodes, which can improve the electrical conductivity of electrodes, decrease the resistance of electrodes, and increase the use efficiency of cation species such as lithium ions, sodium ions, various quaternary ammonium salts, and phosphonium salts. The additive includes a carbonaceous material having a specific surface area as determined by the BET method of from 1,000 m2/g to 2,000 m2/g, a micropore volume as determined by the DFT method of less than 0.60 cm3/g, and an oxygen content as measured by elemental analysis of 0.5% by mass or more and less than 1.3% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei KOBAYASHI, Shushi NISHIMURA, Hideharu IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20240118485
    Abstract: A plastic wavelength shifting fiber includes a core containing a fluorescent agent having a peak of a fluorescence spectrum in a wavelength range of 430 to 550 nm, and a cladding covering an outer peripheral surface of the core and having a refractive index lower than that of the core. The number of carbonyl bonds in the fluorescent agent is one or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi AKARI, Yuichi KATOH, Ryuichi IWAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240117178
    Abstract: A resin composition containing: a block copolymer (I) having a polymer block (a1) containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (a2) containing a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound; a plasticizer (II); and a biomass-derived polyolefin-based resin (III); in which the plasticizer (II) contains a plasticizer (II-1) containing a biomass-derived raw material; and in which the resin composition has a biobased content of 45% by mass or more, and a molded body obtained by using the resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KONISHI, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Takahiro SEKIGUCHI, Yuta TOMISHIMA, Takumi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20240116281
    Abstract: Provided are a multilayer structure and the like being superior in adhesiveness of an interlayer under high humidity and separability of a barrier layer in water, and even in a case in which the barrier layer is exposed to water in a separating and collecting step, being superior in viscosity stability after separating and collecting a resin that constitutes the barrier layer. The multilayer structure of the present invention is a multilayer structure including a barrier layer (A), a water-soluble layer (B), and an adhesive layer (C), in which: the adhesive layer (C) is laminated via the water-soluble layer (B) on one or both faces of the barrier layer (A); the barrier layer (A) contains a polyamide or an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (a1) as a principal component; and the water-soluble layer (B) contains an alkali metal ion (b1) at a content of 100 ppm or more and 2,000 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishiuchi, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11951731
    Abstract: Provided are a multilayer body in which base materials composed of a metal, a resin or the like are firmly bonded to each other even when not subjected to primer treatment or the like, and a method for producing the multilayer body. The multilayer body has a base material (X), an adhesive layer (Y), and a base material (Z) in this order, wherein the adhesive layer (Y) contains a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) obtained by hydrogenating a block copolymer (P) containing a polymer block (a) composed of a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) composed of a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene, the mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the polymer block (a) to the polymer block (b) is 1/99 to 50/50, and the adhesive layer (Y) has a storage modulus G? at 100° C. of 1.2×105 to 4.0×105 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Konishi, Hiromitsu Sasaki, Yuta Tomishima
  • Publication number: 20240110052
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin pellet group including a pellet (A1) containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (a1), and a pellet (A2) containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (a2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mizuko Oshita, Luyten Wout
  • Patent number: 11945724
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are activated carbons having a high decolorization performance in a liquid phase, and methods for producing the activated carbons. Disclosed herein are also activated carbons having a high decolorization performance in liquid phases having relatively high viscosities, such as sugar liquids, and methods for producing the activated carbons. Activated carbons disclosed herein include activated carbons having a pore volume, which is calculated by measuring a nitrogen adsorption isotherm at 77 K and performing the MP method analysis, of 0.58 mL/g or less, and having a pore volume at a pore diameter of 10 to 10000 nm measured by the mercury intrusion method of 0.35 mL/g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kitatomi, Mitsunori Nishita, Mitsunori Hitomi, Takayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11944093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spreading agent for agrochemicals having superior adhesion particularly for plant surface. The present invention also provides an agrochemical spray solution having a reduced risk of leaving the spreading agent for agrochemicals on a plant surface. The present invention relates to a spreading agent for agrochemicals comprising a carboxy-modified vinyl alcohol polymer (A) having a carboxy-containing monomer unit content of 0.1 mol % to 10 mol %, a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 200 to 5,000, and a degree of saponification of 65 mol % to 99.9 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taeko Kaharu, Keisuke Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20240101872
    Abstract: A laminate is provided that has an adhesive layer including a composition containing an acrylic block copolymer, the adhesive layer being so designed that it has a small change in adhesive force over time. The laminate includes an adhesive layer (B) including an acrylic adhesive composition (Z), and a substrate layer (A) including a polyolefin resin (a), the acrylic adhesive composition (Z) including an acrylic block copolymer (I) having one or more polymer blocks (b1) containing an acrylic acid ester-derived structural unit, and one or more polymer blocks (b2) containing a methacrylic acid ester-derived structural unit, the polymer block (b1) containing a structural unit derived from an acrylic acid ester (b1-1) represented by the general formula (1) CH2?CH—COOR1 (wherein R1 denotes a C7-C12 organic group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto AKAI, Tomoe TAKASAKI, Moe KAWAHARA, Tomohiro ONO
  • Publication number: 20240101760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an acetalization product of an ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer by acetalization of an ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer, wherein the ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer is a porous object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio TAKASUGI, Takuro NIIMURA, Atsuhiro NAKAHARA, Yoshiaki ASANUMA
  • Patent number: 11939441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water-soluble film with polyvinyl alcohol having a polymerization degree of 100 to 3,000 and a polyhydric alcohol plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kazeto, Masahiro Takafuji
  • Patent number: 11939442
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water-soluble film comprising polyvinyl alcohol having a polymerization degree of 100 to 3,000 and a polyhydric alcohol plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kazeto, Masahiro Takafuji
  • Patent number: 11936067
    Abstract: An alkaline battery separator containing an alkali resistant fiber and a binder, wherein the alkaline battery separator has two surfaces which are a surface A that is smoother comparing with the other surface and has an arithmetic mean surface roughness Ra (A), and a surface B that is rougher and has an arithmetic mean surface roughness Ra (B), the amount of the binder is 5 to 20% by mass based on the total mass of the separator, a value obtained by dividing the arithmetic mean surface roughness Ra (A) by the arithmetic mean surface roughness Ra (B) [Ra (A)/Ra (B)] is 0.700 or more and 0.980 or less, and the arithmetic mean surface roughness Ra (B) of the surface B is 3.0 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hayakawa, Haruna Mitsumori, Toshimichi Kusunoki, Hiroyuki Kawai
  • Publication number: 20240084089
    Abstract: Provided are: porous pellets of an EVOH; and a method for producing the same, which can be accompanied by not only washing out of saponification residues in a shorter period of time, but also inhibiting conglutination of the pellets with one another during washing at a high temperature. Porous pellets of an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer having pores, wherein in the porous pellets, a proportion (V2/V1×100) of a total value (V2) of pore volumes of pores having pore diameters of 0.5 to 100 ?m with respect to a total value (V1) of pore volumes of pores having pore diameters of 0.005 to 100 ?m is 25 to 40% by volume, and a pore surface area of pores having pore diameters of 0.005 to 100 ?m is 25 to 45 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mizuko Oshita
  • Patent number: 11926960
    Abstract: Disclosed is a leather-like sheet having a surface configured such that, when an L* value, a C* value, and an h value under illumination of a D65 light source are represented as L*D65, C*D65, and hD65, and an L* value, a C* value, an h value under illumination of an F10 light source are represented as L*F10, C*F10, and hF10, L*D65 is 30 to 95, and at least one selected from a condition |?C|=|C*F10?C*D65|?7, and a condition |?h°|=|hF10?hD65|?7° is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Warita, Michinori Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20240076479
    Abstract: A purging agent which enables efficiently discharging a resin to be purged in a molding apparatus is provided. Porous particles contain: an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A); and an alkali metal (B), wherein a median pore diameter is 0.01 to 3 ?m, an average particle diameter is 2.5 to 8 mm, and a content of the alkali metal (B) is 1,000 to 100,000 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Mizuko Oshita
  • Publication number: 20240076814
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for producing core-sheath structures by shaping at least one filament bundle containing a plurality of filaments to form at least one shaped strand of filaments, and braiding a plurality of strands, including the at least one shaped strand of filaments, over a core to form the core-sheath structure containing a braided sheath of the strands surrounding the core, wherein the shaped strand of filaments is an untwisted strand having a twist level of less than 1 turn per meter, a cross-sectional aspect ratio of the shaped strand of filaments is at least 3:1, as measured in the braided sheath, a thickness of at least a portion of the braided sheath ranges from about 10 to about 200 ?m, and the braided sheath comprises a synthetic fiber having a tensile strength of greater than 12 cN/dtex. Also disclosed herein are core-sheath structures formed by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Forrest SLOAN, Patrick Coffey
  • Publication number: 20240058764
    Abstract: A gas separation membrane module includes at least one hollow fiber membrane element and a casing. The hollow fiber membrane element includes hollow fiber membranes and a cylindrical body. The cylindrical body extends in a longitudinal direction of the hollow fiber membranes, and accommodates the hollow fiber membranes. The hollow fiber membrane element includes sweep gas introduction ports and mixed gas discharge ports. A first supply chamber, a first discharge chamber, a second supply chamber, and a second discharge chamber are positioned between the casing and the hollow fiber membrane element. The first supply chamber, the first discharge chamber, the second supply chamber, and the second discharge chamber are partitioned off from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KURARAY, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya UMEMOTO, Takafumi ITO, Koji FUKUMOTO, Tomoaki UMEMURA, Koji MIYAKE, Kazuhiko EDA, Youhei YABUNO, Kensaku KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240052084
    Abstract: A hydrogenated product of a block copolymer containing a polymer block (A) that contains a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (B) that contains a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound, which satisfies the following requirements: (1) The structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound of the polymer block (B) has a structural unit derived from butadiene and a structural unit derived from a second conjugated diene compound which is a conjugated diene compound except butadiene. (2) The glass transition temperature is ?57° C. or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi SENDA, Masahiro KATO
  • Patent number: 11898035
    Abstract: Provided are a polyamide composition containing a polyamide (A) having a melting point of 280° C. or higher and a flame retardant (B), which is such that, when a melt of the polyamide composition is injection-molded with a mold having a thickness of 0.5 mm and a width of 40 mm under the condition of a cylinder temperature higher by 20° C. than the melting point of the polyamide (A), an injection pressure of 74 MPa and a mold temperature of 140° C., the flow length is 40 mm or more, and that the melt flow rate at a temperature of 320° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg is 15 g/10 min or less; and a molded article of the polyamide composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shimon Kanai, Takaharu Shigematsu