Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Kumamoto

Yoshiaki Kumamoto 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: 20210130499
    Abstract: Modified cellulose fibers comprising cellulose fibers bound to one or more substituents, via an ether bonding, selected from substituents represented by the following general formula (1) and substituents represented by the following general formula (2) and one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formula (3) and substituents represented by the following general formula (4): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n—O—R1 (2); —CH2—CH(OH)—R2 (3); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n—O—R2 (4), wherein the modified cellulose fibers have cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Shibata, Yutaka Yoshida, Hisaho Kawahara, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10961425
    Abstract: A water-based composition containing: (A) fine cellulose fibers having a number-average fiber diameter of 0.5 nm or more and 200 nm or less, and having a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, wherein the carboxy group forms a salt with an alkali metal; and (B) an additive containing one or more compounds having carbon atoms and nitrogen atom or atoms, wherein a ratio thereof per molecule of the compound (number of carbon atoms/number of nitrogen atoms) is 3 or more and 45 or less, wherein the content of the component (A) is 0.2% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, and wherein the content of the component (B) is 3 parts by mass or more and 150 parts by mass or less, based on 100 parts by mass of the component (A), and wherein the water-based composition has a viscosity at 80° C. at a rotational speed of 30 rpm of 80 mPa·s or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshida, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10906993
    Abstract: Modified cellulose fibers, wherein each of (A) one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formula (1) and substituents represented by the following general formula (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formula (1) and the general formula (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms, and (B) a substituent represented by the following general formula (3): —CH2—CH(OH)—R2 (3), wherein R2 in the general formula (3) is an alkyl group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 2 or less carbon atoms, is independently bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshida, Shotaro Shibata, Yoshiaki Kumamoto, Takuma Tsuboi, Motoi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10781552
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite containing fine cellulose fibers and a polymer having an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer moiety or a propylene oxide (PO) polymer moiety, the fine cellulose fibers being connected with the polymer via an amide bond. The fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has high dispersibility in the resin and can exhibit an effect of increasing strength, so that the fine cellulose fiber composite is suitably used as various fillers, and the like. Also, the resin composition of the present invention containing a dispersion of the fine cellulose fiber composite can be suitably used in various industrial applications such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, wrapping materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Yamato, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10738169
    Abstract: A resin composition containing: (A) one or more resins selected from the group consisting of a thermoplastic resin, and a curable resin selected from an epoxy resin, a (meth)acrylic resin, a phenolic resin, an unsaturated polyester resin, a polyurethane resin, or a polyimide resin; and (B) modified cellulose fibers wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1), —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshida, Shotaro Shibata, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20200048373
    Abstract: A method for producing an additive for a rubber composition, including the step of preparing modified cellulose fibers including introducing one or more compounds selected from unsaturated group-containing alkylene oxide compounds and unsaturated group-containing glycidyl ether compounds to cellulose-based raw materials in the presence of a base, via an ether bonding, and thereafter carrying out a finely fibrillating treatment, wherein the modified cellulose fibers are cellulose fibers bound to one or more substituents, via an ether bonding, selected from substituents represented by the following general formula (1) and substituents represented by the following general formula (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); and —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n—O—R1 (2), wherein the modified cellulose fibers have cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Shibata, Yutaka Yoshida, Hisaho Kawahara, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20190194831
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite containing fine cellulose fibers having a carboxy group and an amine having an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer moiety, the fine cellulose fibers being bound with the amine at the carboxy group to form a salt, wherein the fine cellulose fibers have a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, and wherein the molecular weight of the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 700 to 10,000, and wherein a PO content ratio in the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 1 to 70% by mol. The fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has high dispersibility in the resin and can exhibit an effect of increasing strength, so that the fine cellulose fiber composite is suitably as various fillers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YAMATO, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190185587
    Abstract: Modified cellulose fibers having an average fiber size of 5 ?m or more, wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2); wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms, are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Shotaro SHIBATA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190169314
    Abstract: Modified cellulose fibers, wherein each of (A) one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formula (1) and substituents represented by the following general formula (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formula (1) and the general formula (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms, and (B) a substituent represented by the following general formula (3): —CH2—CH(OH)—R2 (3), wherein R2 in the general formula (3) is an alkyl group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 2 or less carbon atoms, is independently bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Shotaro SHIBATA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO, Takuma TSUBOI, Motoi KONISHI
  • Patent number: 10266968
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite containing fine cellulose fibers having a carboxy group and an amine having an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer moiety, the fine cellulose fibers being bound with the amine at the carboxy group to form a salt, wherein the fine cellulose fibers have a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, and wherein the molecular weight of the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 700 to 10,000, and wherein a PO content ratio in the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 1 to 70% by mol. The fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has high dispersibility in the resin and can exhibit an effect of increasing strength, so that the fine cellulose fiber composite is suitably as various fillers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Yamato, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20190023859
    Abstract: A resin composition containing: (A) one or more resins selected from the group consisting of a thermoplastic resin, and a curable resin selected from an epoxy resin, a (meth)acrylic resin, a phenolic resin, an unsaturated polyester resin, a polyurethane resin, or a polyimide resin; and (B) modified cellulose fibers wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1), —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Shotaro SHIBATA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190010253
    Abstract: Modified cellulose fibers having an average fiber size of 1 nm or more and 500 nm or less, wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1); —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n-O—R1 (2); wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms, are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein a viscosity at 25° C. of a dispersion having a concentration of 0.2% by mass, obtained by a finely dispersing treatment in any one of DMF, MEK, and toluene is 15 mPa·s or more, and wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Shotaro SHIBATA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10093798
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition containing a polyester resin, and a fine cellulose fiber composite having an average fiber diameter of from 0.1 to 200 nm, wherein the fine cellulose fiber composite contains fine cellulose fibers and hydrocarbon groups being connected thereto via an amide bond. The polyester resin composition of the present invention can be worked into a molded article by thermoforming or injection-molding, and is suitably used for various industrial applications, such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, packaging materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts. In addition, the fine cellulose fiber composite has high dispersibility against various resins and can exhibit thickening effects, so that it is suitable as various thickeners or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Motoi Konishi, Akiyoshi Kimura, Masahiro Fujioka, Kenta Mukai, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20180244806
    Abstract: A rubber composition containing a rubber and modified cellulose fibers, wherein one or more substituents selected from substituents represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2): —CH2—CH(OH)—R1 (1), —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—(OA)n—O—R1 (2), wherein each R1 in the general formulas (1) and (2) is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms and 30 or less carbon atoms; n in the general formula (2) is a number of 0 or more and 50 or less; and A is a linear or branched, divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 or more carbon atoms and 6 or less carbon atoms are bonded to cellulose fibers via an ether bond, wherein the modified cellulose fibers have a cellulose I crystal structure. The rubber composition of the present invention can be suitably used for machine tool parts, household electric appliance parts, automobile parts, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Takuma TSUBOI, Shotaro SHIBATA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO, Motoi KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180118991
    Abstract: A water-based composition containing: (A) fine cellulose fibers having a number-average fiber diameter of 0.5 nm or more and 200 nm or less, and having a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, wherein the carboxy group forms a salt with an alkali metal; and (B) an additive containing one or more compounds having carbon atoms and nitrogen atom or atoms, wherein a ratio thereof per molecule of the compound (number of carbon atoms/number of nitrogen atoms) is 3 or more and 45 or less, wherein the content of the component (A) is 0.2% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, and wherein the content of the component (B) is 3 parts by mass or more and 150 parts by mass or less, based on 100 parts by mass of the component (A), and wherein the water-based composition has a viscosity at 80° C. at a rotational speed of 30 rpm of 80 mPa·s or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka YOSHIDA, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160340827
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite containing fine cellulose fibers and a polymer having an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer moiety or a propylene oxide (PO) polymer moiety, the fine cellulose fibers being connected with the polymer via an amide bond. The fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has high dispersibility in the resin and can exhibit an effect of increasing strength, so that the fine cellulose fiber composite is suitably used as various fillers, and the like. Also, the resin composition of the present invention containing a dispersion of the fine cellulose fiber composite can be suitably used in various industrial applications such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, wrapping materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YAMATO, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160319467
    Abstract: A fine cellulose fiber composite containing fine cellulose fibers having a carboxy group and an amine having an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer moiety, the fine cellulose fibers being bound with the amine at the carboxy group to form a salt, wherein the fine cellulose fibers have a carboxy group content of 0.1 mmol/g or more, and wherein the molecular weight of the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 700 to 10,000, and wherein a PO content ratio in the EO/PO copolymer moiety is from 1 to 70% by mol. The fine cellulose fiber composite of the present invention has high dispersibility in the resin and can exhibit an effect of increasing strength, so that the fine cellulose fiber composite is suitably as various fillers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YAMATO, Yoshiaki KUMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9243128
    Abstract: A composite material of the invention is a mixture of cellulose microfibers having a carboxyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mmol/g and a moldable polymeric material selected from the group consisting of a biomass-derived polymer and a petroleum-derived polymer. The biomass-derived polymer is preferably polylactic acid or pulp. The cellulose microfibers are preferably present in an amount of 0.01% to 60% by mass. Another composite material of the invention is a mixture of cellulose composite microfibers and a moldable resin, the cellulose composite microfibers being obtained by adsorbing a surfactant onto cellulose microfibers having a carboxyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mmol/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kumamoto, Kenta Mukai, Hironobu Kawajiri, Akira Takenaka, Taiki Yoshino, Akira Isogai, Motoi Konishi, Tetsuji Kito
  • Publication number: 20150011685
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition containing a polyester resin, and a fine cellulose fiber composite having an average fiber diameter of from 0.1 to 200 nm, wherein the fine cellulose fiber composite contains fine cellulose fibers and hydrocarbon groups being connected thereto via an amide bond. The polyester resin composition of the present invention can be worked into a molded article by thermoforming or injection-molding, and is suitably used for various industrial applications, such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, packaging materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts. In addition, the fine cellulose fiber composite has high dispersibility against various resins and can exhibit thickening effects, so that it is suitable as various thickeners or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Motoi Konishi, Akiyoshi Kimura, Masahiro Fujioka, Kenta Mukai, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20120283363
    Abstract: A composite material of the invention is a mixture of cellulose microfibers having a carboxyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mmol/g and a moldable polymeric material selected from the group consisting of a biomass-derived polymer and a petroleum-derived polymer. The biomass-derived polymer is preferably polylactic acid or pulp. The cellulose microfibers are preferably present in an amount of 0.01% to 60% by mass. Another composite material of the invention is a mixture of cellulose composite microfibers and a moldable resin, the cellulose composite microfibers being obtained by adsorbing a surfactant onto cellulose microfibers having a carboxyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mmol/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kumamoto, Kenta Mukai, Hironobu Kawajiri, Akira Takenaka, Taiki Yoshino, Akira Isogai, Motoi Konishi, Tetsuji Kito