Patents by Inventor Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI

Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI 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).

  • Patent number: 10495997
    Abstract: A toner includes toner particles. The toner particles each include a toner core containing a binder resin, a first shell layer covering a surface of the toner core, and a second shell layer partially covering a surface of the first shell layer. The first shell layers include first domains composed of a first thermoplastic resin and second domains composed of a second thermoplastic resin. The first thermoplastic resin has a glass transition point of at least 35° C. and no greater than 66° C. The second thermoplastic resin has a glass transition point of at least 71° C. and no greater than 105° C. The second shell layers contain a third thermoplastic resin that is more hydrophobic than the first thermoplastic resin and the second thermoplastic resin. The third thermoplastic resin has a higher glass transition point than the first thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Publication number: 20190332025
    Abstract: A toner includes toner particles. The toner particles each include a toner core containing a binder resin, a first shell layer covering a surface of the toner core, and a second shell layer partially covering a surface of the first shell layer. The first shell layers include first domains composed of a first thermoplastic resin and second domains composed of a second thermoplastic resin. The first thermoplastic resin has a glass transition point of at least 35° C. and no greater than 66° C. The second thermoplastic resin has a glass transition point of at least 71° C. and no greater than 105° C. The second shell layers contain a third thermoplastic resin that is more hydrophobic than the first thermoplastic resin and the second thermoplastic resin. The third thermoplastic resin has a higher glass transition point than the first thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI
  • Patent number: 10175596
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes plural toner particles containing a crystalline resin, a non-crystalline resin, and a plurality of releasing agent domains. The number of releasing agent domains having a dispersion diameter of at least 50 nm and no greater than 700 nm is at least 15 and no greater than 50 per one toner particle in cross-sections of the toner particles. A total area of the releasing agent domains having a dispersion diameter of at least 50 nm and no greater than 700 nm in the cross-sections of the toner particles is at least 5% and no greater than 20% relative to an area of the cross sections of the toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 10101680
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes a plurality of toner particle each including a toner mother particle and silica particles attached to a surface of the toner mother particle. The toner mother particle includes a toner core and a shell layer. The shell layer includes a first domain substantially formed from a first resin and a second domain substantially formed from a second resin. Both the first resin and the silica particles have higher positive chargeability than the second resin. A shell coverage is at least 40% and no greater than 90%. The toner particles each have an average value of surface potentials measured using a scanning probe microscope of at least +50 mV and no greater than +350 mV and a standard deviation thereof of no greater than 120 mV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Publication number: 20180196368
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes plural toner particles containing a crystalline resin, a non-crystalline resin, and a plurality of releasing agent domains. The number of releasing agent domains having a dispersion diameter of at least 50 nm and no greater than 700 nm is at least 15 and no greater than 50 per one toner particle in cross-sections of the toner particles. A total area of the releasing agent domains having a dispersion diameter of at least 50 nm and no greater than 700 nm in the cross-sections of the toner particles is at least 5% and no greater than 20% relative to an area of the cross sections of the toner particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180157185
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes a plurality of toner particle each including a toner mother particle and silica particles attached to a surface of the toner mother particle. The toner mother particle includes a toner core and a shell layer. The shell layer includes a first domain substantially formed from a first resin and a second domain substantially formed from a second resin. Both the first resin and the silica particles have higher positive chargeability than the second resin. A shell coverage is at least 40% and no greater than 90%. The toner particles each have an average value of surface potentials measured using a scanning probe microscope of at least +50 mV and no greater than +350 mV and a standard deviation thereof of no greater than 120 mV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI
  • Patent number: 9804517
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner contains a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over a surface of the toner core. The shell layer has at least one first domain having a film shape and a plurality of second domains each having a particle shape. The first domain is formed substantially from a non-crosslinked resin. The second domains are formed substantially from a crosslinked resin. The crosslinked resin has a glass transition point 45° C. or more greater than the non-crosslinked resin. The first domain has an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 10 nm and less than 50 nm. The second domains have an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 50 nm and no greater than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Publication number: 20170115583
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner contains a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over a surface of the toner core. The shell layer has at least one first domain having a film shape and a plurality of second domains each having a particle shape. The first domain is formed substantially from a non-crosslinked resin. The second domains are formed substantially from a crosslinked resin. The crosslinked resin has a glass transition point 45° C. or more greater than the non-crosslinked resin. The first domain has an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 10 nm and less than 50 nm. The second domains have an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 50 nm and no greater than 100 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI
  • Patent number: 9417543
    Abstract: A toner includes toner particles each including a core and a shell layer disposed over a surface thereof. The shell layers contain a unit derived from a thermoplastic resin and a unit derived from a monomer or prepolymer of a thermosetting resin. Young's moduli of the shell layers and the cores, as measured using an SPM while raising cantilever temperature thereof, satisfy conditions: X2/X1 is at least 2.0 and no greater than 5.0; and Y2/Y1 is at least 4.0 and no greater than 7.0. X1 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the shell layers and X2 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the cores from 30° C. to 50° C. Y1 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the shell layers and Y2 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the cores from 50° C. to 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ozawa, Noriaki Sakamoto, Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Publication number: 20150212440
    Abstract: A toner includes toner particles each including a core and a shell layer disposed over a surface thereof. The shell layers contain a unit derived from a thermoplastic resin and a unit derived from a monomer or prepolymer of a thermosetting resin. Young's moduli of the shell layers and the cores, as measured using an SPM while raising cantilever temperature thereof, satisfy conditions: X2/X1 is at least 2.0 and no greater than 5.0; and Y2/Y1 is at least 4.0 and no greater than 7.0. X1 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the shell layers and X2 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the cores from 30° C. to 50° C. Y1 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the shell layers and Y2 denotes a proportion of change of the Young's modulus of the cores from 50° C. to 70° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio OZAWA, Noriaki SAKAMOTO, Kazuki TSUCHIHASHI