Patents by Inventor Hiromitsu Sasaki

Hiromitsu Sasaki 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: 20230025461
    Abstract: A resin composition containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (I) and a hydrogenated block copolymer (II), wherein the hydrogenated block copolymer (II) is a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer (P) containing a polymer block (A) containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (B) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, wherein the hydrogenation rate of carbon-carbon double bonds in the structural unit derived from a conjugated diene in the block copolymer (P) is 70 mol % or more, and in the resin composition, the content of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (I) is 40 to 95% by mass and the content of the hydrogenated block copolymer (II) is 5 to 60% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KONISHI, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Takumi HASEGAWA, Kazumasa KUSUDO
  • Publication number: 20220403145
    Abstract: Provided are: a resin composition containing a rubber (I), a block copolymer (II) and a crosslinking agent (III), wherein the ratio by mass of the rubber (I) to the block copolymer (II), (I)/(II) is 99/1 to 55/45, and the block copolymer (II) is a block copolymer containing a polymer block (A) that contains an aromatic vinyl compound-derived structural unit and a polymer block (B) that contains a farnesene-derived structural unit (b1), and a molded article of the resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KONISHI, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Takumi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11450820
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting device not only including a light-emitting layer in which energy is efficiently transferred from a host material to a guest material but also having high reliability. In the light-emitting device, the light-emitting layer includes an organic compound having a specific naphthofuropyrazine skeleton as a host material and a light-emitting substance (e.g., an organometallic complex) whose T1 level (TG) is within a certain range as a guest material, thereby increasing not only the efficiency of energy transfer from the host material to the guest material but also the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Kawano, Hiromitsu Kido, Toshiki Sasaki, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Hideko Yoshizumi, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 11443399
    Abstract: Reduce image quality deterioration of an object area that is gazed viewed by a user in a case where information is embedded in an image. An image processing apparatus including a recognition unit configured to recognize an object within an image and a layout unit configured to lay out information relating to an object recognized by the recognition unit in an area except for an object area for the recognized object within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ogawa, Yoshinori Mizoguchi, Fumitaka Goto, Hiroyuki Sakai, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Doi, Takeru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200139599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayered film having a high degree of freedom regarding selection of a material and a decoration method, which is not only excellent in handling properties and low-temperature adhesiveness to adherends of various materials but also applicable to decorative molding of every sort in a three-dimensional solid shape, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAYCO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAKITA, Katsuei TAKAHASHI, Hiromitsu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10597481
    Abstract: A hydrogenated block copolymer prepared by hydrogenating a block copolymer that contains a polymer block (A) containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound, a polymer block (B) containing a structural unit derived from farnesene, and a polymer block (C) containing a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene except farnesene, wherein the block copolymer contains at least two above polymer blocks (A), at least one above polymer block (B) and at least one above polymer block (C), and wherein at least one above polymer block (B) is at the terminal, and the hydrogenation rate of the carbon-carbon double bond in the polymer block (B) and the polymer block (C) is 50 mol % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke Uehara, Hiromitsu Sasaki, Daisuke Konishi, Masahiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20200079890
    Abstract: A hydrogenated block copolymer prepared by hydrogenating a block copolymer that contains a polymer block (A) containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound, a polymer block (B) containing a structural unit derived from farnesene, and a polymer block (C) containing a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene except farnesene, wherein the block copolymer contains at least two above polymer blocks (A), at least one above polymer block (B) and at least one above polymer block (C), and wherein at least one above polymer block (B) is at the terminal, and the hydrogenation rate of the carbon-carbon double bond in the polymer block (B) and the polymer block (C) is 50 mol % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke UEHARA, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Daisuke KONISHI, Masahiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20190136092
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a layered product (20) comprising a base layer (10) and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (11), which is in contact with the base layer (10). The base layer (10) comprises a (meth)acrylic resin (M), an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin, or a polyester resin. The pressure sensitive adhesive layer (11) contains a block copolymer (A) containing an aromatic vinyl compound polymer block (S) and a conjugated diene compound polymer block (D). The aromatic vinyl compound polymer block (S) forms a membrane structure phase (17) along the interface (12) between the base layer (10) and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kirihiro NAKANO, Keisuke ENOMOTO, Ryota HASHIMOTO, Yoshirou KOUDOU, Yoshiki MUKOO, Hiromitsu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9994705
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) comprising a polymer block (a) consisting of a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) comprising 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and comprising 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, a mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the polymer block (a) to the polymer block (b) being 1/99 to 70/30; and 5 to 300 parts by mass of a polar group-containing olefinic polymer (B), is excellent in flexibility and molding processability and capable of adhering to a ceramic, a metal, a synthetic resin, or the like even through a heat treatment at low temperatures (for example, 190° C. or lower) without requiring a primer treatment or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Hiromitsu Sasaki, Shota Suzuki, Yosuke Uehara
  • Publication number: 20180134931
    Abstract: A sealant including a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (a) comprising a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) comprising 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, a mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the polymer block (a) to the polymer block (b) being 5/95 to 45/55, is excellent in molding processability, flexibility, and adhesiveness and also excellent in sound insulation properties and vibration-damping properties (vibration attenuation properties) in a high frequency region in the neighborhood of 4,000 Hz even under high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu SASAKI, Yosuke UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20180134890
    Abstract: A resin composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) including a polymer block (a) consisting of a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and containing 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, 50 mol % or more of a carbon-carbon double bond in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and at least one resin (B) selected from the group consisting of a polyphenylene ether-based resin, a styrene-based resin, an acrylic resin, a polycarbonate-based resin, and a polyamide-based resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke TANAKA, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Yosuke UEHARA, Daisuke KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180030194
    Abstract: A hydrogenated block copolymer prepared by hydrogenating a block copolymer that contains a polymer block (A) containing a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound, a polymer block (B) containing a structural unit derived from farnesene, and a polymer block (C) containing a structural unit derived from a conjugated, diene except farnesene, wherein the block copolymer contains at least two above polymer blocks (A), at least one above polymer block (B) and at least one above polymer block (C), and wherein at least one above polymer block (B) is at the terminal, and the hydrogenation rate of the carbon-carbon double bond in the polymer block (B) and the polymer block (C) is 50 mol % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke UEHARA, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Daisuke KONISHI, Masahiro KATO
  • Patent number: 9834666
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin-based resin composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) and a polyolefin-based resin (B), the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 55/45; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a mass ratio of the polyolefin-based resin (B) and the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) [{polyolefin-based resin (B)}/{hydrogenated block copolymer (A)}] being 1/99 to 99/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Sasaki, Yosuke Uehara, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9752027
    Abstract: The thermoplastic elastomer composition of the present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) and a softening agent (B), the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 70/30; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a content of the softening agent (B) being 20 to 2,000 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the hydrogenated block copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Sasaki, Yosuke Uehara, Masahiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20160347967
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous emulsion including a block copolymer (I) containing a polymer block (a) composed of a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, with a mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) being 5/95 to 70/30; a protective colloid (II); and water, a content of the protective colloid (II) being 3 to 35 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the block copolymer (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Hiromitsu SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20160312023
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) comprising a polymer block (a) consisting of a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) comprising 1 to 100% by mass of a structural unit (b1) derived from farnesene and comprising 99 to 0% by mass of a structural unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene, a mass ratio[(a)/(b)] of the polymer block (a) to the polymer block (b) being 1/99 to 70/30; and 5 to 300 parts by mass of a polar group-containing olefinic polymer (B), is excellent in flexibility and molding processability and capable of adhering to a ceramic, a metal, a synthetic resin, or the like even through a heat treatment at low temperatures (for example, 190° C. or lower) without requiring a primer treatment or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke TANAKA, Hiromitsu SASAKI, Shota SUZUKI, Yosuke UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20160297956
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin-based resin composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) and a polyolefin-based resin (B), the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 55/45; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a mass ratio of the polyolefin-based resin (B) and the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) [{polyolefin-based resin (B)}/{hydrogenated block copolymer (A)}] being 1/99 to 99/1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu SASAKI, Yosuke UEHARA, Shota SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9353201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrogenated block copolymer including a polymer block (A) containing a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (B) containing from 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and from 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than the farnesene, in which 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (B) are hydrogenated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke Uehara, Hiromitsu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20160108228
    Abstract: The thermoplastic elastomer composition of the present invention is a thermoplastic elastomer composition including a hydrogenated block copolymer (A) and a softening agent (B), the hydrogenated block copolymer (A) being a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer including a polymer block (a) composed of a constitutional unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (b) containing 1 to 100% by mass of a constitutional unit (b1) derived from farnesene and 99 to 0% by mass of a constitutional unit (b2) derived from a conjugated diene other than farnesene; a mass ratio of the polymer block (a) and the polymer block (b) [(a)/(b)] being 1/99 to 70/30; 50 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer block (b) being hydrogenated; and a content of the softening agent (B) being 20 to 2,000 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the hydrogenated block copolymer (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu SASAKI, Yosuke UEHARA, Masahiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20160053144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminate including an adhesive layer that hardly suffers from adhesive transfer and exhibits a good adhesive strength, and a substrate layer, a protective film including the laminate, and a process for producing the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu SASAKI, Yosuke UEHARA, Yusuke TANAKA