Patents by Inventor Taichi Tokutake

Taichi Tokutake 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: 10053537
    Abstract: Copolymer having high fluidity and high molecular weight which is formed of a structural unit derived from an aliphatic diol compound and a structural unit derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound. A polycarbonate resin composition is also provided comprising a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin as a main component and also comprising cyclic carbonate present in an amount of not more than 3000 ppm, wherein the highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin is produced by a process which comprises a highly-polymerizing process wherein an aromatic polycarbonate is reacted with an aliphatic diol compound in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to increase the molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 9701788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a branched aromatic polycarbonate resin that is molecular weight-increased, which comprises subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and a linking agent comprising a trifunctional or more of an aliphatic polyol compound to transesterification reaction in the presence of a transesterification catalyst under a reduced pressure condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20170174833
    Abstract: The present inventions provide a novel polycarbonate copolymer having high fluidity and high molecular weight which is formed of a structural unit derived from an aliphatic diol compound and a structural unit derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound, having a structure represented by the formula (III): having the content of the structural unit derived from the aliphatic diol compound of 1-30 mol %, having the Q-value (280° C., 160 kg load) in the range from 0.02 to 1.0 ml/s, and having the weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 30,000 to 100,000, and an aromatic polycarbonate compound which is formed of a structural unit derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound which is suitable for a prepolymer for producing a high fluidity polycarbonate copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISAHAYA, Atsushi HIRASHIMA, Hidefumi HARADA, Maki ITO, Jun-ya HAYAKAWA, Takehiko ISOBE, Taichi TOKUTAKE, Yousuke SHINKAI
  • Patent number: 9546249
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a process for preparing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin, which comprises the steps of a highly polymerizing step for reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and an aliphatic diol compound in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin, a cyclic carbonate removal step for removing at least part of the cyclic carbonate by-produced in the above highly polymerizing step out of the reaction system, and a recycle step of hydrolyzing the cyclic carbonate removed in the cyclic carbonate removal step to obtain an aliphatic diol compound and using the obtained aliphatic diol compound as at least a part of the aliphatic diol compound to be used in the highly polymerizing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Hongyu Liu, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 9499661
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin including a molecular weight-increasing step of reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer with an aliphatic diol compound represented by Formula (g2) in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin. In the formula, Ra and Rb each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or an alkoxy group, or Ra and Rb may be bonded to each other to form a ring; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group; and n represents an integer of 0 to 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 9458290
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin which not only has excellent quality such that it has high molecular weight and high fluidity, but also has more excellent heat resistance. The process of the present invention comprises a highly polymerizing step for reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer with an aliphatic diol compound of the following formula (I) having hydroxymethyl groups (HO—CH2—) each bonded to a quaternary carbon atom in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin: wherein Ra to Rf, n, and m are as defined in the present specification and claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20160264726
    Abstract: The present inventions provide a novel polycarbonate copolymer having high fluidity and high molecular weight which is formed of a structural unit derived from an aliphatic diol compound and a structural unit derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound, having a structure represented by the formula (III): having the content of the structural unit derived from the aliphatic diol compound of 1-30 mol %, having the Q-value (280° C., 160 kg load) in the range from 0.02 to 1.0 ml/s, and having the weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 30,000 to 100,000, and an aromatic polycarbonate compound which is formed of a structural unit derived from an aromatic dihydroxy compound which is suitable for a prepolymer for producing a high fluidity polycarbonate copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISAHAYA, Atsushi HIRASHIMA, Hidefumi HARADA, Maki ITO, Jun-ya HAYAKAWA, Takehiko ISOBE, Taichi TOKUTAKE, Yousuke SHINKAI
  • Patent number: 9428608
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aromatic polycarbonate resin composition having a high molecular weight and less amount of a heterologous structure, retaining good qualities, and excellent in thermal stability, and an improved preparation process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 9353216
    Abstract: The present inventions provide processes for producing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin comprising a highly-polymerizing process wherein an aromatic polycarbonate is reacted with an aliphatic diol compound represented by formula (g1) in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to increase the molecular weight: wherein Ra and Rb each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1-12 carbon atoms or a phenyl group, and “m” represents an integer of 1-30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 9243106
    Abstract: A high molecular weight polycarbonate resin is continuously produced by subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and an aliphatic diol compound to a linking and highly polymerizing reaction. Even an aliphatic diol compound having a comparatively low boiling point can be allowed to efficiently contribute to the linking and highly polymerizing reaction. An aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer is produced by a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dihydroxy compound and a diester carbonate, adding an aliphatic diol compound having an aliphatic group bonding to a terminal hydroxyl group to obtain a prepolymer mixture, and subjecting the resulting prepolymer mixture to a linking and highly polymerizing reaction under reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20150322203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin which not only has excellent quality such that it has high molecular weight and high fluidity, but also has more excellent heat resistance. The process of the present invention comprises a highly polymerizing step for reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer with an aliphatic diol compound of the following formula (I) having hydroxymethyl groups (HO—CH2—) each bonded to a quaternary carbon atom in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin: wherein Ra to Rf, n, and m are as defined in the present specification and claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISAHAYA, Atsushi HIRASHIMA, Hidefumi HARADA, Maki ITO, Jun-ya HAYAKAWA, Takehiko ISOBE, Taichi TOKUTAKE, Yousuke SHINKAI
  • Publication number: 20150284509
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aromatic polycarbonate resin composition having a high molecular weight and less amount of a heterologous structure, retaining good qualities, and excellent in thermal stability, and an improved preparation process thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20150274887
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin including a molecular weight-increasing step of reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer with an aliphatic diol compound represented by Formula (g2) in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin. In the formula, Ra and Rb each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or an alkoxy group, or Ra and Rb may be bonded to each other to form a ring; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group; and n represents an integer of 0 to 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20150267006
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a process for preparing a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin, which comprises the steps of a highly polymerizing step for reacting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and an aliphatic diol compound in the presence of a transesterification catalyst to obtain a highly polymerized aromatic polycarbonate resin, a cyclic carbonate removal step for removing at least part of the cyclic carbonate by-produced in the above highly polymerizing step out of the reaction system, and a recycle step of hydrolyzing the cyclic carbonate removed in the cyclic carbonate removal step to obtain an aliphatic diol compound and using the obtained aliphatic diol compound as at least a part of the aliphatic diol compound to be used in the highly polymerizing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Hongyu Liu, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20150232613
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a branched aromatic polycarbonate resin that is molecular weight-increased, which comprises subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and a linking agent comprising a trifunctional or more of an aliphatic polyol compound to transesterification reaction in the presence of a transesterification catalyst under a reduced pressure condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20150133611
    Abstract: A high molecular weight polycarbonate resin is continuously produced by subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer and an aliphatic diol compound to a linking and highly polymerizing reaction. Even an aliphatic diol compound having a comparatively low boiling point can be allowed to efficiently contribute to the linking and highly polymerizing reaction. An aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer is produced by a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dihydroxy compound and a diester carbonate, adding an aliphatic diol compound having an aliphatic group bonding to a terminal hydroxyl group to obtain a prepolymer mixture, and subjecting the resulting prepolymer mixture to a linking and highly polymerizing reaction under reduced pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Patent number: 8969505
    Abstract: A branched aromatic polycarbonate resin having a degree of branching (N value) controlled within a specific range is manufactured by subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer that has a branched structure introduced using a specific amount of a branching agent to molecular-weight-increasing linking reaction with an aliphatic diol compound in the presence of a transesterification catalyst under the condition of a reduced pressure. The amount (A) of the branching agent used is adjusted on the basis of the correlation between the amount (A) of the branching agent used and the N value of the branched aromatic polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20140371404
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved method for continuously producing a high-molecular-weight polycarbonate resin by carrying out a linking and highly-polymerizing reaction of an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer with an aliphatic diol compound wherein the retention time of the reaction mixture in the linking and highly-polymerizing reactor is shortened to achieve excellent performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20130317182
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a process for manufacturing, easily and using a conventional branching agent, a branched aromatic polycarbonate resin which has both a sufficiently high molecular weight and a desired degree of branching. [Solution] A branched aromatic polycarbonate resin having a degree of branching (N value) controlled within a specific range is manufactured by subjecting an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer that has a branched structure introduced using a specific amount of a branching agent to molecular-weight-increasing linking reaction with an aliphatic diol compound in the presence of a transesterification catalyst under the condition of a reduced pressure. The amount (A) of the branching agent used in adjusted on the basis of the correlation between the amount (A) of the branching agent used and the N value of the branched aromatic polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isahaya, Atsushi Hirashima, Hidefumi Harada, Maki Ito, Jun-ya Hayakawa, Takehiko Isobe, Taichi Tokutake, Yousuke Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20120064314
    Abstract: Provided are a multilayer ZnO single crystal scintillator wherein the light emitting quantity is increased, and a method for manufacturing such scintillator. A multilayer body composed of ZnO semiconductor layers having different band gaps is manufactured, and a layer having a small band gap is made to have a thickness that permits ionization radiation, such as ? rays and electronic rays, to enter the layer, thereby the light emitting quantity of the multilayer ZnO single crystal scintillator is greatly increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Sekiwa, Jun Kobayashi, Miyuki Miyamoto, Taichi Tokutake, Akira Yoshikawa, Takayuki Yanagida