Patents by Inventor Kenji Ichikawa

Kenji Ichikawa 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: 20240002558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing a fluororesin, which includes polymerizing a fluorine-containing monomer in the presence of a compound (1) having triple bond and a hydrophilic group and an aqueous medium to produce a fluororesin, a fluororesin comprising a unit based on a compound (1) having triple bond and a hydrophilic group, and a fluorine-containing monomer unit, and an aqueous dispersion comprising the fluororesin and an aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Kenji Ichikawa, Taketo Kato, Taku Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230340169
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C-C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sato, Taketo Kato, Kengo Ito, Sumi Ishihara, Masahiro Higashi, Satoru Yoneda, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Yosuke Kishikawa, Takahiro Taira, Chiaki Okui, Taku Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230303731
    Abstract: A method for producing a polytetrafluoroethylene, which includes polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1) to obtain the polytetrafluoroethylene, wherein the polymer (1) is a polymer of a monomer (1) represented by the general formula (1): CF2?CF(—O—Rf-A), has a weight average molecular weight of 1.4×104 or more, wherein a content of a polymerization unit (1) based on the monomer (1) is 40 mol % or more based on all polymerization units constituting the polymer (1), and a content of a dimer and a trimer of the monomer (1) is 1.0% by mass or less based on the polymer (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Taketo KATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 11767379
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sato, Taketo Kato, Kengo Ito, Sumi Ishihara, Masahiro Higashi, Satoru Yoneda, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Yosuke Kishikawa, Takahiro Taira, Chiaki Okui, Taku Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230220129
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer, the surfactant being represented by the general formula (1): CR1R2R4—CR3R5—X-A, wherein R1 to R5 are each H or a monovalent substituent, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6 and at least one of R2 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —X-A or a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6; and A is the same or different at each occurrence and is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M. Also disclosed is a surfactant for polymerization represented by the general formula (1), a method for producing a fluoropolymer using the surfactant, a composition including a fluoropolymer and the surfactant and a molded body including the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Moe HOSOKAWA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 11634514
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer, the surfactant being represented by the general formula (1): CR1R2R4—CR3R5—X-A, wherein R1 to R5 are each H or a monovalent substituent, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6 and at least one of R2 and R5 represents a group represented by the general formula: —X-A or a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6; and A is the same or different at each occurrence and is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M. Also disclosed is a surfactant for polymerization represented by the general formula (1), a method for producing a fluoropolymer using the surfactant and a composition including a fluoropolymer and the surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Moe Hosokawa, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20230101829
    Abstract: A composition including a fluoropolymer and substantially free from a compound represented by the following formula (3): (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2, wherein M2 is H, a metal atom, NR54, imidazolium optionally containing a substituent, pyridinium optionally containing a substituent, or phosphonium optionally containing a substituent; R5s are each H or an organic group and are the same as or different from each other; and q is 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20230028779
    Abstract: A metal pattern forming method has: producing a first base having a pattern of lyophilic portions which have lyophilic properties with respect to a liquid containing a metal component and liquid-repellent portions which have liquid-repellent properties with respect to the liquid containing a metal component; producing a second base which holds the liquid containing a metal component; and transferring the liquid containing a metal component from the second base to the lyophilic portions of the first base by bringing the first base and the second base into contact with each other. With the metal pattern forming method, it is possible to form a metal pattern with high accuracy in which the metal is prevented from adhering to an unnecessary position on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro IWASE, Kenji ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11512155
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shinnosuke Nitta, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11491885
    Abstract: An actuator device includes a locking displaceable element and a manual operation element that are displaceably disposed in a fixed portion. The locking displaceable element is displaceable to locked/unlocked positions. The manual operation element engages with the locking displaceable element and displaces the locking displaceable element to lock/unlocked positions via manual operation. The fixed portion includes locking displaceable element stoppers and manual operation element stoppers. The locking displaceable element includes locking displaceable element stopper abutment surfaces. The manual operation element includes manual operation element stopper abutment surfaces. When the manual operation element is operated, the manual operation element stopper abutment surfaces abut against the manual operation element stoppers by to stop displacement of the manual operation element before the locking displaceable element stopper abutment surfaces abutting against the locking displaceable element stoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Motomiya, Takayuki Miyazaki, Kenji Ichikawa, Hiroki Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20220315713
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer powder including (A1) adding, to a fluoropolymer aqueous dispersion obtained by polymerization using a carboxylic acid type hydrocarbon surfactant, and an acid to adjust a pH to 4.0 or less and cause coagulation to thereby obtain a wet fluoropolymer powder containing a fluorine-containing compound represented by the following general formula (1A), and (B1) heat-treating the wet fluoropolymer powder at a temperature higher than 150° C. and lower than 240° C.: General Formula (1A): H—(CF2)m—COOH wherein m is 3 to 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chiaki OKUI, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Taketo KATO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220289877
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing polytetrafluoroethylene, which includes polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in an aqueous medium in the presence of a nucleating agent and a polymer (I) containing a polymerization unit (I) based on a monomer represented by the general formula (I) to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene: CX1X3?CX2R(—CZ1Z2-A0)m??(I) wherein X1 and X3 are each independently F, Cl, H, or CF3; X2 is H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; A0 is an anionic group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are each independently H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; and m is an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yoshinori NANBA, Taketo KATO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220282008
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing a fluoropolymer, the method includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1) to obtain a fluoropolymer, wherein the polymer (1) is a polymer of a monomer (1) represented by the general formula (1) below, in which the content of a dimer and a trimer of the monomer (1) is 1.0% by mass or less based on the polymer (1): CF2?CF—R—CZ1Z1-A0 ??(1) wherein R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are each independently F or CF3; and A0 is an anionic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Taketo KATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Soushi TSUCHIYA, Souta YUASA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Masaki IRIE, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220282007
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes: polymerizing a monomer (I) represented by the general formula (I) below in an aqueous medium substantially in the absence of a fluorine-containing surfactant (except for the monomer (I) represented by the general formula (I)) to obtain a crude composition containing a polymer of the monomer (I); removing a dimer and a trimer of the monomer (I) contained in the crude composition from the crude composition to obtain a polymer (I) in which the content of the dimer and trimer of the monomer (I) is 1.0% by mass or less based on the polymer (I); and polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of the polymer (I) to obtain a fluoropolymer: CX1X3?CX2R(—CZ1Z2-A0)m??(I) wherein X1 and X3, X2, A0, R, Z1 and Z2 are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taku YAMANAKA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Taketo KATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Masaki IRIE, Soushi TSUCHIYA, Souta YUASA
  • Publication number: 20220275119
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a fluoropolymer, including a polymerization step of polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium having a pH of 4.0 or more in the presence of a hydrocarbon surfactant and a polymerization initiator to obtain a fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 11383606
    Abstract: A locking pin driving mechanism includes a motor, a preceding gear, a round gear, a feed screw and a slider. The feed screw is coaxially fixed to the round gear. A locking pin is mounted in the slider. A center axis of the locking pin and a center axis of the feed screw are each disposed in parallel with a center axis of a vehicle inlet. An interaxial distance between the center axis of the vehicle inlet and the center axis of the feed screw is set to be larger than an interaxial distance between the center axis of the vehicle inlet and the center axis of the locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Motomiya, Takayuki Miyazaki, Kenji Ichikawa, Hiroki Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20220185917
    Abstract: A composition containing a polytetrafluoroethylene, a polymer (I) containing a polymerization unit (I) based on a monomer represented by the general formula (I), a nonionic surfactant, and an aqueous medium, wherein a content of the polytetrafluoroethylene in the composition is 10% by mass or more based on the composition, and a content of the nonionic surfactant in the composition is 1.0% by mass or more based on the polytetrafluoroethylene, CX1X3?CX2R(—VZ1Z2-A0)m ??(I) wherein X1 and X3 are each independently F, Cl, H, or CF3; X2 is H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; A0 is an anionic group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are each independently H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; and m is an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Daikin Industries, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Emi Yamamoto, Takuya Yamabe, Yohei Fujimoto, Kenji Ichikawa, Taketo Kato, Taku Yamanaka, Hirotoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20220169830
    Abstract: A surfactant for polymerization including at least one selected from a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb, wherein R1a, R2a, R3a, Xa, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, L and Xb are as defined herein. Also disclosed is a composition containing a fluoropolymer and the at least one surfactant, a composition containing a fluoropolymer and a compound represented by (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2, where M2 is as defined herein, and a molded article made from the composition containing a fluoropolymer and the compound represented by (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES,LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220119561
    Abstract: A method for producing polytetrafluoroethylene includes a step of polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in an aqueous medium in the presence of a hydrocarbon surfactant and a polymerization initiator to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene and a step of adding at least one selected from the group consisting of a radical scavenger and a decomposer of a polymerization initiator after the initiation of polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 11279814
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shinnosuke Nitta, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Sato, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto