Patents by Inventor Kotaro Ichino

Kotaro Ichino 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: 11312114
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer composition excellent in the adhesive strength with a layer of a saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer; and the present invention relates to a laminate comprising a layer of a copolymer composition comprising 100 parts by mass of an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer (A) and one or more additives selected from the following (1) to (3), and a layer of the saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B). (1) 1.7 to 20 parts by mass of dicumyl peroxide and 2 to 20 parts by mass of a metal oxide; (2) 20 to 120 parts by mass of a hydrophilic fumed silica; and (3) 5 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Kikuchi, Kotaro Ichino
  • Publication number: 20220001657
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing a laminate which is composed of a layer containing a melt shapable fluororesin and a layer of an ethylene-?-olefin-nonconjugated polyene copolymer composition, and is excellent in adhesiveness, and the present invention relates to a laminate including: a layer including an ethylene-?-olefin-nonconjugated polyene copolymer composition, and a layer comprising a melt shapable fluororesin; wherein the ethylene-?-olefin-nonconjugated polyene copolymer composition includes 100 parts by mass of an ethylene-?-olefin-nonconjugated polyene copolymer (A), 1.0 to 6.0 parts by mass of at least one compound (C) selected from the group consisting of 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undecene-7 salts, 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)nonene-5 salts, 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undecene-7 and 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)nonene-5, and 3 to 20 parts by mass of magnesium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicants: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO, Kozue OSAWA, Yuki KUWAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11078352
    Abstract: [Problem] The purpose of the invention is to provide: a thermoplastic elastomer composition capable of providing molded articles that are lightweight, have better oil resistance than those provided by conventional cross-linked thermoplastic elastomers, and have hardness and mechanical properties such as tensile strength and tensile elongation that are equal to or superior to those provided by conventional cross-linked thermoplastic elastomers; and an ethylene/?-olefin/unconjugated polyene copolymer having little compression set at low temperature as well as flexibility and an excellent balance of rubber elasticity at low temperature and tensile strength at normal temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Ichino, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yukio Aita, Yuji Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20210179752
    Abstract: The present invention provides a crosslinked molded article having a lower compression set; and a method for producing a crosslinked molded article by injection molding, the method enabling shortening of one cycle in injection molding, the method being suitable for obtaining a crosslinked molded article having a lower compression set. The present invention relates to a method for producing a crosslinked molded article, comprising melt-kneading a polymer composition containing a polymer having a terminal double bond, a hydrosilyl group-containing compound (Y) having at least two hydrosilyl groups per molecule, a platinum-based catalyst (Z) for hydrosilicon crosslinking, and a reaction inhibitor (D), subjecting the polymer composition to injection molding in a mold, performing primary crosslinking in the mold, removing the primary-crosslinked molded article from the mold, and then performing secondary crosslinking in a heat medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SAKAI, Ryohei SAEKI, Kiyohide INOMATA, Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Publication number: 20210122860
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain an ethylene??-olefin?non-conjugated polyene copolymer that has a low permanent compression set at low temperatures, is flexible, and has an excellent balance of rubber elasticity at low temperatures and tensile strength at normal temperatures. This ethylene-based polymer is an ethylene??-olefin?non-conjugated polyene copolymer that includes units derived from ethylene (A), units derived from an ?-olefin (B) containing 4-20 carbon atoms, and units derived from a non-conjugated polyene (C) and satisfies (1)-(4). (1) The molar ratio of (A) to (B) is 40/60-90/10, (2) the contained amount of the units derived from (C) is 0.1-6.0 mol %, (3) ML(1+4)125° C. is 5-100, and (4) the B value is 1.20 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Koji ENDO, Mayumi HIWARA, Sadahiko MATSUURA, Yusuke MIZOBUCHI, Yuichi YAMAMURA, Yuji NOGUCHI, Yuji ISHII, Tatsuya SAKAI, Keisuke SHISHIDO, Kotaro ICHINO, Kiyohide INOMATA, Fumito TAKEUCHI, Kenta IDE
  • Publication number: 20210122861
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain an ethylene??-olefin?non-conjugated polyene copolymer that has a low permanent compression set at low temperatures, is flexible, and has an excellent balance of rubber elasticity at low temperatures and tensile strength at normal temperatures. This ethylene-based polymer is an ethylene??-olefin?non-conjugated polyene copolymer that includes units derived from ethylene (A), units derived from an ?-olefin (B) containing 4-20 carbon atoms, and units derived from a non-conjugated polyene (C) and satisfies (1)-(4). (1) The molar ratio of (A) to (B) is 40/60-90/10, (2) the contained amount of the units derived from (C) is 0.1-6.0 mol %, (3) ML(1+4) 125° C. is 5-100, and (4) the B value is 1.20 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Koji ENDO, Mayumi HIWARA, Sadahiko MATSUURA, Yusuke MIZOBUCHI, Yuichi YAMAMURA, Yuji NOGUCHI, Yuji ISHII, Tatsuya SAKAI, Keisuke SHISHIDO, Kotaro ICHINO, Kiyohide INOMATA, Fumito TAKEUCHI, Kenta IDE
  • Patent number: 10975223
    Abstract: [Means for solving problem] The resin composition of the present invention comprises 100 parts by mass of a specific ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer (A) and 0.1 to 5 parts by mass of a peroxide (B), and the copolymer (A) comprises structural units derived from ethylene (a1), an ?-olefin (a2) having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated polyene (a3) including intramolecularly two or more partial structures in total selected from the group consisting of structures represented by the following formulae (I) and (II), [Effect] The resin composition of the present invention is excellent in crosslinking properties and the resin composition and its crosslinked shaped article of the present invention can be used, without any limitation, in various applications known as applications of rubber composition, and can be suitably used, for example, for interior and exterior parts for automobiles and applications requiring heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Ichino, Yoshiharu Kikuchi, Mitsunao Arino, Mikio Hosoya, Keisuke Shishido
  • Publication number: 20210079199
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop an NBR composition excellent in an adhesive strength with a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer layer, and a laminate excellent in an adhesive strength of an NBR layer with a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer layer; and the present invention relates to an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber composition comprising an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber and a silane-modified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer of 0 to 50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, and a laminate comprising an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber layer comprising the composition and the saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer layer through an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Patent number: 10919997
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain an ethylene.?-olefin.non-conjugated polyene copolymer that has a low permanent compression set at low temperatures, is flexible, and has an excellent balance of rubber elasticity at low temperatures and tensile strength at normal temperatures. This ethylene-based polymer is an ethylene.?-olefin.non-conjugated polyene copolymer that includes units derived from ethylene (A), units derived from an ?-olefin (B) containing 4-20 carbon atoms, and units derived from a non-conjugated polyene (C) and satisfies (1)-(4). (1) The molar ratio of (A) to (B) is 40/60-90/10, (2) the contained amount of the units derived from (C) is 0.1-6.0 mol %, (3) ML(1+4)125° C. is 5-100, and (4) the B value is 1.20 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Endo, Mayumi Hiwara, Sadahiko Matsuura, Yusuke Mizobuchi, Yuichi Yamamura, Yuji Noguchi, Yuji Ishii, Tatsuya Sakai, Keisuke Shishido, Kotaro Ichino, Kiyohide Inomata, Fumito Takeuchi, Kenta Ide
  • Publication number: 20210008853
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer composition excellent in the adhesive strength with a layer of a saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer; and the present invention relates to a laminate comprising a layer of a copolymer composition comprising 100 parts by mass of an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer (A) and one or more additives selected from the following (1) to (3), and a layer of the saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B). (1) 1.7 to 20 parts by mass of dicumyl peroxide and 2 to 20 parts by mass of a metal oxide; (2) 20 to 120 parts by mass of a hydrophilic fumed silica; and (3) 5 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Publication number: 20210008852
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain a laminate with good adhesive strength between a nonpolar polymer such as an EPDM, an acrylic rubber (ACM), an epichlorohydrin rubber (ECO), and the like and a polymer having excellent oil resistance such as a fluorine-based rubber, and the present invention relates to a laminate including a layer (A) and a layer (B). Layer (A): a layer including one or more polymers selected from the following polymers: an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer, an ethylene/carboxylic acid copolymer, an acrylic rubber, and an epichlorohydrin rubber. Layer (B): a layer including one or more polymers selected from the following polymers: an acrylic rubber and a halogen-containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Publication number: 20210009730
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer containing a certain non-conjugated polyene such as VNB as a copolymerization component, having a low long-chain branching content, excellent in cure characteristics in the case of crosslinking by using peroxide, and having good processability. The ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer according to the present invention has constitutional units derived from ethylene (A), an ?-olefin (B) having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated polyene (C) having a total of two or more partial structures selected from the group consisting of the following general formulas (I) and (II) in a molecule, and satisfies certain requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro ICHINO, Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Keisuke SHISHIDO, Junpei TANAKA, Mitsunao ARINO
  • Publication number: 20200230910
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminate of an olefin-type rubber, which is non-polar or has a small polarity and which is difficult to bond with a different material, and a rubber comprising Group 15 elements, which is a different kind of rubber. The laminate according to the present invention includes a structure including, in order, an olefin-type rubber layer (A); an adhesive resin layer (B) containing at least one selected from the group consisting of an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, a silane-modified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, an ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer and an ionomer thereof, and an ethylene/methacrylic acid copolymer and an ionomer thereof; and a layer (C) containing a rubber containing Group 15 elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Patent number: 10570572
    Abstract: A railroad rail track pad composition including a particular ethylene·?-olefin·non-conjugated polyene random copolymer (A), clay (B), and a sulfur atom-containing silane coupling agent (C) is used in order to lower the viscosity of a rubber composition that is a raw material for molding while suppressing lowering of the rubber elasticity of a crosslinked and molded product to be obtained. In addition, a molded product obtained by crosslinking the composition, particularly a molded product obtained by crosslinking and foam-molding the composition, is provided with rubber elasticity that is suitable as a railroad rail track pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sakai, Yuji Ishii, Kiyohide Inomata, Kotaro Ichino
  • Publication number: 20200016874
    Abstract: A laminate of different kinds of halogen-containing rubbers (polymers) excellent in bonding strength. The laminate including the following layers (1) and (2) directly bonded to each other: layer (1): a layer of a composition including 100 parts by mass of a halogen-based rubber (A) (excluding a fluorine-based rubber), and 1 to 30 parts by mass of an inorganic compound (B) containing at least one element selected from Group 2 elements and Group 13 elements, and an oxygen atom; and layer (2): a layer of a halogen-containing polymer (C) (excluding the halogen-based rubber of the layer (1)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Publication number: 20190358928
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminate of an olefin-type rubber, which is non-polar or has a small polarity and which is difficult to bond with a different material, and a rubber including Group 16 elements and/or Group 17 elements, which is a different kind of rubber. The laminate according to the present invention includes a structure including, in order, an olefin-type rubber layer (A) ; an adhesive resin layer (B) containing at least one selected from the group consisting of an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, a silane-modified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, an ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer and an ionomer thereof, and an ethylene/methacrylic acid copolymer and an ionomer thereof; and a rubber layer (C) containing Group 16 elements and/or Group 17 elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Patent number: 10435494
    Abstract: A novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer comprising structural units derived from ethylene (A), an ?-olefin (B) of 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated polyene (C) containing intramolecularly two or more partial structures in total selected from the group consisting of structures of Formulae (I) and (II), and having a small number of long-chain branches, The novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer contains a non-conjugated polyene such as VNB as a copolymerization component and a small long-chain branch content and is excellent in curing properties in the case of crosslinking using peroxide; and a process for producing the ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer, and a use thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Ichino, Yoshiharu Kikuchi, Yasushi Tohi, Tomoaki Matsugi, Yasushi Yanagimoto, Mitsunao Arino, Keisuke Shishido, Mikio Hosoya
  • Publication number: 20190047264
    Abstract: The layered product includes at least one type of layer selected from the layers (1) and (2), and at least one type of layer selected from the layers (3) and (4), in which at least one layer of the at least one type of layer selected from the layers (1) and (2) is directly in contact with or adjacent via an adhesive layer to at least one layer of the at least one type of layer selected from the layers (3) and (4): layer (1): a layer prepared using an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer; layer (2): a layer prepared using an ethylene/carboxylic acid copolymer; layer (3): a layer prepared using an acrylic-type rubber; and layer (4): a layer prepared using a halogen-containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Kotaro ICHINO
  • Patent number: 10131726
    Abstract: A novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer comprising structural units derived from ethylene (A), an ?-olefin (B) of 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated polyene (C) containing intramolecularly two or more partial structures in total selected from the group consisting of structures of Formulae (I) and (II), and having a small number of long-chain branches, The novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer contains a non-conjugated polyene such as VNB as a copolymerization component and a small long-chain branch content and is excellent in curing properties in the case of crosslinking using peroxide; and a process for producing the ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer, and a use thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Ichino, Yoshiharu Kikuchi, Yasushi Tohi, Tomoaki Matsugi, Yasushi Yanagimoto, Mitsunao Arino, Keisuke Shishido, Mikio Hosoya
  • Publication number: 20180319917
    Abstract: A novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer comprising structural units derived from ethylene (A), an ?-olefin (B) of 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and a non-conjugated polyene (C) containing intramolecularly two or more partial structures in total selected from the group consisting of structures of Formulae (I) and (II), and having a small number of long-chain branches, The novel ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer contains a non-conjugated polyene such as VNB as a copolymerization component and a small long-chain branch content and is excellent in curing properties in the case of crosslinking using peroxide; and a process for producing the ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer, and a use thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro ICHINO, Yoshiharu KIKUCHI, Yasushi TOHI, Tomoaki MATSUGI, Yasushi YANAGIMOTO, Mitsunao ARINO, Keisuke SHISHIDO, Mikio HOSOYA