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 new patent  Toner for electrophotography

A toner for electrophotography obtained by a method including: step 1: mixing a polyester and a polylactic acid at a temperature of 140° c. Or higher and 200° c. ... Kao Corporation

 new patent  Heat implement and method for manufacturing same

An exothermic warmer (1) includes an exothermic element (11) that is covered with a first cover sheet (21) and a second cover sheet (22). The first cover sheet (21) is a sheet that is air permeable and does not substantially limit an oxidation reaction. ... Kao Corporation

Water-based ink

The present invention relates to a water-based ink including a pigment, a water-insoluble polymer, an organic solvent and a surfactant, in which the organic solvent includes at least a glycol ether which has a viscosity of from 2.0 to 7.0 mpa·s and a vapor pressure from 0.01 to 7.0 hpa as measured at 20° c., and a content of a glycol ether having a viscosity of not less than 6.0 mpa·s as measured at 20° c. As a component of the glycol ether in the water-based ink is from 0 to 5% by mass; the surfactant includes a silicone-based surfactant and a content of the silicone-based surfactant in the water-based ink is from 0.005 to 0.3% by mass; a content of the organic solvent in the water-based ink is from 25 to 50% by mass; and a content of a high-boiling organic solvent in the water-based ink is not more than 5% by mass, an ink set for ink-jet printing including two or more kinds of water-based inks which are each constituted of the aforementioned water-based ink, and an ink-jet printing method including the steps of ejecting the aforementioned water-based ink onto a printing medium, and further ejecting the water-based ink onto the printing medium to overstrike the water-based ink onto the water-based ink that has been ejected onto the printing medium in the previous step. ... Kao Corporation

Agent for suppressing odors of polysulfide compounds

Provided an agent for suppressing an odor of a polysulfide compound. This agent for suppressing an odor of a polysulfide compound comprises, as an active ingredient, at least one selected from the group consisting, butyl 2-methylbutanoate, α-terpinene, dipentene, cis-4-heptenal, 1,4-cineol, trimethlhexyl aldehyde, and (+)-limoene oxide, wherein the polysulfide compound is represented by the following formula (i): r1-[s]n-r2 (i) (in the formula, r1 and r2 are the same or different, and each denote a linear-chain or branched-chain alkyl or alkenyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and n denotes an integer of 2 to 5).. ... Kao Corporation

Microprojection implement and method for producing same

A microprotrusion device (1a) according to the present invention includes a needle-like and hollow first protrusion portion (3) that is formed so as to protrude from one surface (2a) of a substrate sheet (2) and a hollow second protrusion portion (4) that is formed so as to protrude from a vicinity of the first protrusion portion (3) on the one surface (2a) of the substrate sheet (2) and has a protrusion height lower than that of the first protrusion portion (3). The first protrusion portion (3) has an opening at its tip end portion, and a hollow portion (30) of the first protrusion portion (3) is in communication with the outside via the opening portion (31). ... Kao Corporation

Hair conditioner for wavy and curly hair

The present application discloses hair conditioning compositions which provide effective hair conditioning, particularly to wavy or curly hair, the conditioning benefit lasting in the hair over several (up to 10) subsequent shampooings. The compositions comprise a film-forming polyester that is the reaction product of at least one diol, at least one polyol, and at least one dicarboxylic acid; polyquaternium-52 and/or polyquaternium-37; and at least one amino or aminopropyl-functional silicone, in an aqueous vehicle. ... Kao Corporation

Multi-axis measurement device for loading force and center of gravity

A multi-axis measurement device for loading force and center of gravity is provided comprising a first loading plate, and comprising: a first slidable element and a first piezoelectric pressure sensing element. A second loading plate comprising: a second slidable element and a second piezoelectric pressure sensing element. ... Kao Corporation

Hair care product applicator member and systems and methods thereof

Hair care product applicators and systems and methods thereof, are described herein. The hair care product applicator can have multiple platforms configured to hold, table, or confine respective portions of a group of strands of hair, where a first platform is configured to hold a first portion of the group of strands of hair, and a second platform, which can be spaced apart from the first platform, is configured to hold a second portion of the group of strands of hair. ... Kao Corporation

Liquid developer

. . A liquid developer containing toner particles containing a resin containing a polyester and a pigment, wherein the toner particles are dispersed in an insulating liquid in the presence of a dispersant, wherein the insulating liquid has an evaporation rate after holding at 40° c. For 30 minutes of less than 0.26% by mass; and a method for producing a liquid developer containing toner particles containing a resin containing a polyester and a pigment, wherein the toner particles are dispersed in an insulating liquid in the presence of a dispersant, including: step 1: melt-kneading a resin containing a polyester and a pigment, and pulverizing a kneaded product obtained, to provide toner particles; step 2: adding a dispersant to the toner particles obtained in the step 1, and dispersing the toner particles in an insulating liquid to provide a dispersion of toner particles, and step 3: subjecting the dispersion of toner particles obtained in the step 2 to wet-milling, to provide a liquid developer, wherein the insulating liquid has an evaporation rate after holding at 40° c. ... Kao Corporation

Method for evaluating and selecting agent for suppressing odors of sulfide compounds

The present invention identifies substances which suppress odors of sulfide compounds. Provided is a method for evaluating and/or selecting an agent for suppressing odors of sulfide compounds, the method comprising: adding a test substance and a sulfide compound to at least one olfactory receptor polypeptide selected from the group consisting of or4s2 and polypeptides having an amino acid sequence identity of at least 80% to or4s2; and measuring the response of the olfactory receptor polypeptide to the sulfide compound.. ... Kao Corporation

Novel xylanase

Provided is a novel xylanase having high xylanase activity. A protein consisting of an amino acid sequence described in the following (a), (b) or (c) and having xylanase activity: (a) the amino acid sequence set forth in positions 23 to 404 of seq id no: 2; (b) an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in positions 23 to 404 of seq id no: 2; (c) an amino acid sequence modified from the amino acid sequence set forth in positions 23 to 404 of seq id no: 2 by deletion, insertion, substitution, or addition of one or more amino acids.. ... Kao Corporation

Inkjet printing method and water-based ink

The present invention relates to [1] an ink-jet printing method including a printing step of ejecting a water-based ink onto a surface of a printing medium to print characters or images thereon, in which the water-based ink includes a pigment (a), an organic solvent (b), a surfactant (c) and water; the organic solvent (b) includes at least a glycol ether (b-1), and the glycol ether has a viscosity of from 2.0 to 5.5 mpa·s as measured at 20° c. And a vapor pressure of from 0.03 to 6.0 hpa as measured at 20° c.; a content of a high-boiling organic solvent having a boiling point of not lower than 250° c. ... Kao Corporation

Hair treatment agent

A hair treatment agent containing the following components (a) to (d) and water: (a) succinic acid or a salt thereof: 0.1 mass % or more and 2 mass % or less in terms of succinic acid; (b) erythritol: 0.5 mass % or more and 15 mass % or less; (c) at least one aromatic alcohol selected from the group consisting of benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol and benzyloxyethanol; and (d) at least one of polyoxyalkylene glycol with an alkylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms: 0.01 mass % or more and 5 mass % or less, in which the mass ratio of component (c) to component (d), (c)/(d), is 0.1 or more and 20 or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

Inkjet printing method and water-based ink

The present invention relates to [1] an ink-jet printing method including a printing step of ejecting a water-based ink onto a surface of a printing medium to print characters or images thereon, in which the water-based ink includes a pigment (a), a polypropylene glycol (b), an organic solvent (c), a surfactant (d) and water; the polypropylene glycol (b) includes a polypropylene glycol (b-1) having a polymerization degree of not less than 5 and not more than 30, and a content of the polypropylene glycol (b-1) in the water-based ink is not less than 0.5% by mass and not more than 2% by mass; the organic solvent (c) includes at least a glycol ether, and the glycol ether has a viscosity of not more than 7.5 mpa·s as measured at 20° c.; a content of a high-boiling organic solvent having a boiling point of not lower than 250° c. In the water-based ink is not more than 5% by mass; and an amount of droplets of the water-based ink ejected upon printing the characters or images onto the printing medium is not more than 5 pl, and a printing speed used upon the printing is not less than 70 m/min in terms of a transportation speed of the printing medium, and [2] a water-based ink used in the ink-jet printing method.. ... Kao Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169136

Use of pharmaceutical composition in preparation of drug for promoting chondrocyte generation

The present invention relates to a use of a pharmaceutical composition in the preparation of a drug for promoting chondrogenesis, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a hyaluronic acid mixture and a statin compound.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168997

Hair conditioning composition

The present invention relates to an aqueous composition for treating hair comprising one or more cationic polymers having certain cationic change density and one or more aminated silicones. The novel composition provides hair long lasting conditioning, especially improves combability and suppleness of hair which is held up to 20 hair washes.. ... Kao Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168940

Method for producing hydrogel particles

Disclosed herein is a method for producing hydrogel particles including the steps of: solidifying an aqueous solution in which a gel agent forming a non-crosslinked hydrogel is dissolved and which has a gel point of 30° c. Or more by putting the aqueous solution into a liquid phase having a temperature of equal to or lower than the gel point; and crushing a solidified product obtained by solidifying the aqueous solution in which the gel agent is dissolved.. ... Kao Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168138

Mosquito trap device

A mosquito trap device includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet. A wind channel is formed between the air inlet and the air outlet. ... Kao Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163002

Organopolysiloxane graft polymer

. . . . The present invention relates to a organopolysiloxane graft polymer including an organopolysiloxane segment as a main chain thereof and an unsaturated monomer-derived polymer segment as a side chain thereof, in which the unsaturated monomer-derived polymer segment contains a repeating unit derived from n,n-dimethyl acrylamide in an amount of not less than 50% by mass and not more than 100% by mass, and a content of the organopolysiloxane segment in the organopolysiloxane graft polymer is not less than 10% by mass and not more than 70% by mass.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162775

Dispersant composition for hydraulic compositions for centrifugal molding

The present invention provides a dispersant composition for hydraulic compositions for centrifugal molding, which contains (a) a dispersant for hydraulic powders composed of an aromatic ring-containing high-molecular compound; and (b) one or more compounds selected from specific compounds represented by the general formulas (b1) to (b4).. . ... Kao Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161303

Methods and compositions for inhibition of atr and fancd2 activation

This invention is announcing a composition of flavonoid skeleton in the formula i or formula ii compound, wherein each of the substituents is given the definition as set forth in the specification and claims. This composition have the capacity to treating or preventing a virus infection in a subject.. ... Kao Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153353

Foam discharge device

The present invention relates to a foam dispensing apparatus including a nozzle portion that mixes a liquid with gas so as to dispense the liquid in a form of a foam. The nozzle portion includes: a foam generation mechanism including a gas liquid mixing portion in which the liquid and the gas are mixed and a first porous body that is disposed downstream of the gas liquid mixing portion; a cavity that is located below the first porous body and whose cross-sectional area defined by a plane perpendicular to a foam dispensing direction t is larger than the area of the first porous body; and a foam dispensing outlet that dispenses foam that has passed through the cavity to an outside. ... Kao Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153192

Beer-flavored beverage

Provided is a beer-taste beverage, including: (a) proline; and (b) dehydroascorbic acid, in which: a mass ratio of the component (b) to the component (a), [(b)/(a)], is from 0.001 to 1,000; the beer-taste beverage has a ph of from 2 to 5; and the beer-taste beverage has a content of ethanol of less than 1 mass %.. . ... Kao Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180148829

Method of preparing fiber sensing devices through low-temperature magnetic control sputtering

The present invention relates to a sputtering method, which is placing and fixing a fiber bragg grating base material in a vacuum sputtering cavity, then pumping in a first gas or a second gas or both in the sputtering cavity and maintaining at the best set temperature, pressure and electric field intensity, sputtering a cr-, zr-, ti- or alti-contained metal compound target with a sputtering current to the surface of the fiber grating base material to form a high-temperature-resistant film containing said metal nitride, which can enable the sensor to tolerate a working environment with a temperature of over 500° c. And still maintain its efficiency.. ... Kao Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180148800

Method for predicting treatment efficacy of peginterferon plus ribavirin treatment in a subject suffering from hepatitis c

The present invention provides a method for predicting treatment efficacy of peginterferon plus ribavirin treatment in a subject suffering from chronic hepatitis c comprising: (a) measuring gene expression levels of genes comprising rsad2, loc26010, herc5, herc6, ifi44, serping1, ifitm3 and ddx60 of a blood sample from the subject after one week of the peginterferon plus ribavirin treatment; and (b) calculating a gene score according to cumulative fold change of the gene expression levels, when the gene score is equal to or higher than a cut-off value, the method predicts successful treatment of chronic hepatitis c with the peginterferon plus ribavirin treatment for the subject.. . ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142279

Automatic microfluidic system for antibiotic susceptibility testing and method of operating thereof

An automatic microfluidic system for antibiotic susceptibility testing of the present disclosure at least includes a microfluidic chip. The microfluidic chip includes a fluid storage unit, a reaction unit, a pneumatic micro-pumping unit and a plurality of valve units. ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142110

Water-based ink

The present invention relates to [1] a water-based ink including pigment-containing water-insoluble polymer particles a, water-insoluble vinyl-based polymer particles b and an organic solvent c, in which the water-insoluble polymer particles a are obtained by crosslinking polymer particles; the water-insoluble polymer particles b include at least one material selected from the group consisting of water-insoluble vinyl-based polymer particles and the like; the organic solvent c includes at least one compound selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monoisobutyl ether, and propylene glycol, in which a total content of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monoisobutyl ether in the water-based ink is not less than 0.8% by mass, and a content of an organic solvent having a boiling point of higher than 250° c. In the water-based ink is not more than 5% by mass; and a content of water in the water-based ink is not less than 45% by mass, and [2] an ink-jet printing method including the step of printing characters or images on a recording medium using the aforementioned water-based ink. ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142088

Additive for resins

Provided are an abrasion resistance improver for inorganic filler-containing rubber composition capable of giving high abrasion resistance to a rubber composition containing an inorganic filler, a rubber composition containing the abrasion resistance improver for rubber composition, a tire using the rubber composition, and a method for producing the abrasion resistance improver for rubber composition. The present invention are concerned with [1] an abrasion resistance improver for inorganic filler-containing rubber composition, including, as an active ingredient, lignin having an aldehyde yield rate by alkaline nitrobenzene oxidation of 12% by mass or more; [2] a rubber composition containing the abrasion resistance improver as set forth above in [1], a rubber, and an inorganic filler; [3] a tire using the rubber composition as set forth above in [2]; [4] a method for producing an abrasion resistance improver for inorganic filler-containing rubber composition, including, as an active ingredient, lignin having an aldehyde yield rate by alkaline nitrobenzene oxidation of 12% by mass or more, the method including steps (a-1) to (a-3); and [5] a method for producing an abrasion resistance improver for inorganic filler-containing rubber composition, including, as an active ingredient, lignin having an aldehyde yield rate by alkaline nitrobenzene oxidation of 12% by mass or more, the method including steps (b-1) and (b-2).. ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142077

Method for recovering water-soluble polyester resin from dissolved support material effluent

The present invention is a three-dimensional-modeling soluble material to be used as a material of a support member for supporting a three-dimensional object when the three-dimensional object is produced with a 3d printer that employs a fused deposition modeling method. The three-dimensional-modeling soluble material contains a polyester resin comprising: an aromatic dicarboxylic acid monomer unit a having a sulfonic acid base; a dicarboxylic acid monomer unit b that does not have a sulfonic acid base; and a diol monomer unit, wherein the proportion of the aromatic dicarboxylic acid monomer unit a in the total of all dicarboxylic acid monomer units is 10 to 70 mol %. ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180141064

Bubble discharging nozzle and bubble discharging device

A foam discharging nozzle of the invention is a foam discharging nozzle for a foam discharging device, including: a foam diffusion space to which foam produced by mixing a liquid and a gas is supplied from a foam supply opening located on an upper side; and at least one foam discharging opening formed in a bottom portion of the foam diffusion space. The area of the bottom portion of the foam diffusion space is wider than the area of the foam supply opening. ... Kao Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140244

Muscle power detection device and method for muscle power classification

A muscle power detection device and a muscle power detection method for detecting and classifying a muscle power status of a subject are provided. The muscle power detection device includes an inertia measurement unit, a pressure detection unit and a processing unit. ... Kao Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136575

Binder resin composition for electrostatic image developing toners

. . The present invention provides a toner for development of electrostatic images including a polyester-based resin and a polypropylene-based wax, which is excellent in fusing properties on a polypropylene film. The present invention relates to [1] a resin binder composition for toners for development of electrostatic images which has an endothermic amount ratio Δhcw/w of not less than 0.10 and not more than 0.80, [2] a resin binder composition for toners for development of electrostatic images in which a volume-median particle size (d50) of a wax as a whole contained therein is not less than 1 μm and not more than 50 μm; a volume-median particle size (d50) of a small particle size component of the wax is not less than 20 nm and not more than 400 nm; and a content of the small particle size component in the wax is not less than 20% by mass and not more than 90% by mass, [3] a process for producing a resin binder composition for toners for development of electrostatic images in which a polypropylene-based wax is added to a reaction system prior to addition polymerization upon production of a composite resin as a resin binder; and [4] a toner for development of electrostatic images including the resin binder composition as described in the above [1] or [2].. ... Kao Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180134906

Aqueous ink

The present invention provides a water-based ink that is excellent in adhesion to a resin printing medium formed of a resin such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, etc., gloss and anti-blocking properties upon storage of the printing medium after printing. The present invention relates to [1] a water-based ink including a colorant, polyester resin particles and modified polyolefin resin particles, in which the polyester resin particles are constituted of a resin containing an amorphous polyester having a glass transition temperature of not lower than 40° c. ... Kao Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180133687

Amphiphilic film structure having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties

An amphiphilic film structure includes an amphiphilic film, a hydrophobic material layer formed as a first material layer and a hydrophilic material layer formed as a second material layer. The hydrophobic material layer is made of at least one hydrophobic monomer material and the hydrophilic material layer is made of at least one hydrophilic monomer material. ... Kao Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132578

Collapsible retaining structure for body piercing jewelry

Flexible retaining structures for body jewelry and method for their use. A loop portion may be open and present a width greater than a cross-section of a shaft-like transdermal portion and the loop may be oriented at an angle to the transdermal shaft-like portion when the retaining structure is in a relaxed condition. ... Kao Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132502

Green tea extract composition

Provided is a green tea extract composition, including the following components (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e): (a) non-polymer catechins; (b) a sugar; (c) iron; (d) caffeine; and (e) gallic acid, in which a content of the non-polymer catechins (a) is from 25 mass % to 45 mass %; a content of the sugar (b) is from 4 mass % to 13 mass %; a mass ratio between the sugar (b) and the caffeine (d), [(d)/(b)], is from 0.2 to 0.8; a mass ratio between the gallic acid (e) and the iron (c), [(e)/(c)], is from 55 to 2,500; and (f) a water content is 10 mass % or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127482

Method for selecting odor-controlling substance

A method for searching for a substance suppressing a target odor through cross-adaptation is provided. A method for selecting a substance inducing cross-adaptation of a target odor includes: searching olfactory receptor polypeptides to identify an olfactory receptor polypeptide responding to a causative substance of the target odor; adding a test substance, which is different from the causative substance of the target odor, to the identified olfactory receptor polypeptide to measure response thereof; and selecting the test substance which activates the response of the olfactory receptor polypeptide as the substance inducing the cross-adaptation of the target odor.. ... Kao Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118991

Viscous water-based composition

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. ... Kao Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116932

Wet skin moisturizer product

A wet skin moisturizer (wsm) composition, in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion, contains the following components: a cationic emulsifier (such as behentrimonium chloride), a skin conditioner component (such as behenamidopropyl dimethylamine), and a block copolymer which comprises at least one segment derived from a thermoplastic monomer chosen from thermoplastic monomers, thermoplastic comonomers and mixtures thereof (such as a mixture of ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer and butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer). This composition is applied to previously-wetted skin following a shower or bath, after which the moisturized skin is dried. ... Kao Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116365

Applicator-equipped aerosol container

An applicator-equipped aerosol container (10) includes an aerosol main body (20), and an applicator (11) that includes a comb-teeth part (12) and that is attached to an upper end section of the aerosol main body (20). The applicator (11) includes: an application flow path (15) having one end (15a) in communication with a stem part (21) of the aerosol main body (20), and the other end (15b) opened into the comb-teeth part (12); and a stem press-down mechanism (17) including a finger-placing part (16) for downwardly pressing the stem part (21). ... Kao Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104168

Cosmetic composition comprising two optical brighteners, method, use, and kit-of-parts thereof

A cosmetic composition is disclosed comprising a synthetic optical brightener and a naturally-derived optical brightener. Both brightener classes absorb and emit light at different wavelengths and possess in combination a superior effect. ... Kao Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104166

Hair cleansing composition with improved color retention on pre-colored keratin fibers and improved foam properties

The present invention is directed to a composition comprising a combination of surfactants for cleansing keratin fibers, a method for cleansing, use of the composition for cleansing, and kit-of-parts thereof. It has been found that the combination of two anionic surfactants, an amphoteric surfactant, and a diol compound provide a rich foam and superior color retention on pre-colored hair.. ... Kao Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094561

Ferrite as three-way catalyst for treatment of exhaust gas from vehicle engine

. . A kind of ferrite used as a three-way catalyst for treatment of exhaust gas from vehicle engines is revealed. Mono-nitrogen oxides (nox), carbon monoxide (co) and hydrocarbons (hc) in exhaust gas from vehicle engines can be removed effectively by the three-way catalyst made from ferrite containing at least one substitutional metal.. ... Kao Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092631

Blood vessel analysis device and operating method thereof

A blood vessel analysis device includes a photoelectric detector, a processor and an ultrasonic detector. The photoelectric detector detects a blood vessel and generates a detecting signal. ... Kao Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092606

Heart sound processing method and system for detecting cardiopathy

A heart sound processing method for detecting cardiopathy includes: partitioning heart sound data to obtain a plurality of heart sound data fragments; converting the heart sound data fragments with continuous wavelet transformation to obtain cwt (continuous wavelet transformation) data; converting the heart sound data fragments with short-time fourier transformation to obtain stft (short-time fourier transformation) data; and comparing the cwt data and the stft data with at least one ultrasound data sample of cardiopathy to seek at least one correlation between time and frequency for identifying cardiopathy.. . ... Kao Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090801

Rescue equipment structure and operation method thereof

A rescue equipment structure includes rescue equipment, a metal-air fuel cell set and a power consumption device. The metal-air fuel cell set is mounted to a first predetermined position of the rescue equipment and the power consumption device is mounted to the second predetermined position of the rescue equipment. ... Kao Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088671

3d hand gesture image recognition method and system thereof

A 3d hand gesture recognition system includes a light field capturing unit, a calculation unit and an output unit. The light field capturing unit is provided to capture a hand gesture action to obtain a 3d hand gesture image. ... Kao Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088124

Detection method for quaternary ammonium compound having y-carboxyl group

The invention discloses a detection method for a quaternary ammonium compound having a γ-carboxyl group. The quaternary ammonium compound converts to a fluorophore labeled-quaternary ammonium compound; and therefore can be easily detected by reverse-phase liquid chromatography, fluorescence spectrometry or mass spectrometry. ... Kao Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086669

Dispersant composition for hydraulic composition

The present invention is a dispersant composition for a hydraulic composition, which includes (a) a high-molecular compound having a naphthalene ring-containing monomer unit, (b) a polymer having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 or more and 1,000,000 or less, and having: a monomer unit having a group selected from a carboxylic acid group, a phosphate group, a group that changes to a carboxylic acid group by hydrolysis, and a group that changes to a phosphate group by hydrolysis; and a monomer unit having an alkyleneoxy group, and (c) a specific compound represented by the general formulas (c1) to (c4).. . ... Kao Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070605

Packaged beverage

Provided is a packaged beverage, including the following components: (a) 0.025 mass % to 0.5 mass % of a non-polymer catechin; and (b) at least one selected from the group consisting of an α-acid and an iso-α-acid, as well as a β-acid, in which: a mass ratio of (b2) the β-acid to the component (b), [(b2)/(b)], is 0.01 or more; and the packaged beverage has a ph of from 2 to 5.. . ... Kao Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064109

Insect repellent

Provided is an insect repellent having excellent repellency and being highly safe. An insect repellent comprising, as an active ingredient, at least one selected from the group consisting of 2-methoxy-4-propylphenol, ethyl 2-cyclohexylpropionate, ethyl phenylacetate, 2,4,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-methanol, 9-decen-1-ol, 1-octen-3-ol, 1-decanol, ethyl 2-ethylhexanoate, and trans-2-hexenyl acetate.. ... Kao Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063067

Quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system

The present invention discloses a quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system, comprising an internet platform, a registration and login module, an information storage module, an information modification module, an opinion feedback module, a system function module, and a background management module. According to the social network system provided in the present invention, a kinship network is established based on an internet platform, and a kinship architectural diagram is constructed. ... Kao Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055760

Application of dha to wet skin for self-tanning

A self-tanning composition for application to wetted skin after showering, and the like, which provides moisturizing and skin coloration, all over body spreadability, and easy application. The self-tanning composition comprises: a quaternary ammonium salt; a reducing sugar; and at least one silicone.. ... Kao Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051251

Method for producing mature sebaceous gland cells

Cultured sebaceous gland cells capable of accumulating lipid droplets therein are provided. A method for producing mature human sebaceous gland cells, comprising culturing immature human sebaceous gland cells under hypoxic conditions.. ... Kao Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042354

Hair pickup tool

A hair pickup tool for picking up strands of hair as a bundle of hair includes a base portion, an upright stem portion extending upright from the base portion, and a stick-shaped pickup portion projecting from the upright stem portion. The stick-shaped pickup portion extends obliquely sideways from the upright stem portion toward the side opposite to the base portion at an angle of inclination of 10 to 70 degrees relative to a plane that is perpendicular to an upright extending direction of the upright stem portion. ... Kao Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042225

Insect repellent

Provided is an insect repellent having excellent repellent activity and being highly safe. An insect repellent comprising, as an active ingredient, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of octahydro-7-methyl-1,4-methanonaphthalen-6(2h)-one, 3-methyl-5-propyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one, octahydro-5-methoxy-4,7-methane-1h-indene-2-carboxaldehyde, 6-methylquinoline, phenoxyacetaldehyde, γ-octalactone, 9-ethylidene-3-oxatricyclo(6.2.1.02,7)undecan-4-one, 2,3,3-trimethyl-2h-inden-1-one, 4-methyl-5-thiazoleethanol, 7-methoxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal, 3-methyl-1-phenyl-3-pentanol, 2-phenylpropionaldehyde dimethyl acetal, octahydro-2h-1-benzopyran-2-one and 2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-diene-1-carbaldehyde.. ... Kao Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036215

Hair treatment process

The present invention relates to a process for straightening and frizz reduction of hair which leaves hair in one part straight and volumeless and the remaining part may still have the curly appearance but not frizzy at all. It has been found out when treating hair at the parts where the straight appearance is preferred with a composition comprising higher concentration of hair straightening ingredient and straightening the said part with an iron at relatively higher temperature and treating the remaining parts with a composition comprising the same straightening ingredient at a lower concentration and treating the said parts with an iron at relatively lower temperature provides hair structures which appear to be straight and with low volume in one part which is the part closer to the scalp and, curly and voluminous but not frizzy at the remaining parts which is usually the lengths.. ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030241

Additive composition for silica compound rubber composition, rubber composition and tire

As an additive composition capable of improving the processability, the low loss property and the breaking resistance of a silica compounded rubber composition, and a rubber composition excellent in processability, low loss property and breaking resistance, this disclosure provides an additive composition for silica compounded rubber composition comprising a glycerin fatty acid ester, wherein: the glycerin fatty acid ester is an ester of a glycerin and two or more fatty acids, a fatty acid component which is the most among the two or more fatty acids constituting the glycerin fatty acid ester being 10 to 90 mass % of all fatty acids; and a monoester component is contained in an amount of 50 to 100 mass % in the glycerin fatty acid ester, and provides a rubber composition comprising a diene based rubber, a silica, and the additive composition for silica compounded rubber composition.. . ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029936

Dispersant composition for hydraulic composition

The present invention is a dispersant composition for a hydraulic composition, which includes (a) a cement dispersant composed of a polymer having a naphthalene ring-containing monomer unit, and (b) one or more specific alkylene oxide-added compounds represented by the general formula (b1), wherein a molar ratio of a total amount of (b) to the naphthalene ring-containing monomer unit in (a) is 3% or more and 16% or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029935

Dispersant composition for hydraulic composition

The present invention is a dispersant composition for a hydraulic composition, which includes (a) a polymer compound having a naphthalene ring-containing monomer unit and (b) a specific alkylene oxide added compound represented by the general formulas (b1) to (b3), wherein a molar ratio of a total amount of the component (b) to the naphthalene ring-containing monomer unit in the component (a) is 0.4% or more and 30% or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028435

Aqueous hair styling composition comprising high amounts of waxes and fatty compounds

The present invention relates to a hair styling composition with high amount of waxes and fatty compounds, use, and kit-of-parts thereof. It has been found out that a composition comprising one or more fatty substances, one or more wax components, one or more specific anionic surfactants and one or more styling polymers provides satisfactory styling effect on coarse hair and has satisfactory storage stability.. ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028434

Hair styling composition

The present invention is on a styling composition for keratin fibers, preferably hair, a use and method to style hair. The composition comprises an acrylates crosspolymer, polyols, and aminosilicones. ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028433

Composition to reduce the drying time of keratin fibers, method and use thereof

The present invention is on the provision of a composition, method, use of composition to reduce the drying time of keratin fibers, preferably human hair. The composition is aqueous and comprises two or more cationic polymers wherein one of the cationic polymers has a charge density in the range of 2 meq/g to 4 meq/g, and the other cationic polymer has a charge density in the range of 4.1 meq/g to 7 meq/g, and an aminosilicone. ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028428

Leave-in hair treatment composition

Leave-in hair treatment compositions, and methods of their use, deliver organic acids to the inside of hair fibers, thus providing cumulative benefits to the hair with each use, including: ease of stylability, increased volume and longer-lasting style. The leave-in hair treatment compositions utilize a combination of citric acid, succinic acid and film-forming polymers to provide the aforementioned benefits.. ... Kao Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028125

Health care system

A health care system including a cloud database, a physiological sensor and a processor is disclosed. The cloud database is configured to store a reference waveform and an abnormal data record. ... Kao Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009988

Process for producing pigment-containing modified polymer particles

. . The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing pigment-containing modified polymer particles, including the step of reacting pigment-containing polymer particles (a) containing a functional group and a compound (b) containing a reactive group capable of reacting with the functional group of the polymer particles (a) in a medium under such a condition that a ratio [(b)/(a)] of total moles of the reactive group of the compound (b) to total moles of the functional group of the polymer particles (a) is from 0.10 to 0.62; [2] a pigment water dispersion including an aqueous medium and the modified polymer particles produced by the aforementioned process which are dispersed in the aqueous medium; and [3] an ink including the aforementioned pigment water dispersion and an organic solvent. The modified polymer particles are free from formation of coarse particles upon production of pigment particles, so that an ink obtained by using the modified polymer particles can be prevented from suffering from increase in viscosity thereof when the ink is being concentrated by evaporation of water from the ink, and is excellent in rub fastness when printed on a low-water absorbing recording medium.. ... Kao Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009160

Three-dimensional-modeling soluble material

A soluble material for three-dimensional modeling, which is used as a raw material of a support material for supporting a three-dimensional object when the three-dimensional object is produced, using a 3d printer of a fdm system, includes a polyester resin including one or more aromatic dicarboxylic acid monomer units a with a sulfonate group, one or more dicarboxylic acid monomer units b without a sulfonate group, and one or more diol monomer units. The proportion of the aromatic dicarboxylic acid monomer unit(s) a in the total of all dicarboxylic acid monomer units is from 10 to 70 mol %. ... Kao Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004105

Method for producing toner for developing electrostatic image

The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for development of electrostatic images, including step (1): subjecting a polyhydric alcohol component and a polycarboxylic acid component to polycondensation reaction in the presence of a hydroxy group- or carboxy group-containing hydrocarbon wax (w1) to obtain a non-crystalline resin (a) containing a constitutional component derived from the hydrocarbon wax (w1) and also containing a polyester moiety; step (2): dispersing the non-crystalline resin (a) obtained in the step (1) in an aqueous medium to obtain an aqueous dispersion of resin particles (x); step (3): aggregating the resin particles (x) obtained in the step (2) in an aqueous medium in the presence of a crystalline polyester (b) to obtain aggregated particles; and step (4): coalescing the aggregated particles obtained in the step (3).. . ... Kao Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003309

Valve, container for receiving and/or mixing fluids, use of a container and method for receiving and/or mixing fluids

It is provided a valve, particularly for a bowl and/or a bottle for receiving and/or mixing fluids, comprising a vent for injecting a fluid, wherein the vent comprises an inlet connected to a discharge opening via a discharge channel, a flexible diaphragm for covering the discharge opening of the vent, wherein the flexible diaphragm comprises a holding collar for receiving a measuring cylinder, particularly in a press-fitted manner, and a fastening means for loss-proof receiving the flexible diaphragm between the fastening means and the vent , wherein the fastening means is releasably connected to the vent, wherein the vent comprises a support collar supporting the holding collar, wherein the holding collar comprises a sealing rim protruding mainly radially outwards, wherein the sealing rim is arranged between the fastening means and the support collar and is in sealing contact to the fastening means.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000698

Hydrogel composition

The present invention relates to a hydrogel composition having excellent gel stability while exerting excellent feeling of use. That is, the present invention relates to a hydrogel composition comprising components (a) to (d) below: (a) water in an amount of 50 mass % or more and 90 mass % or less; (b) an anionic water-soluble polymer compound comprising 80 mass % or more of carboxymethylcellulose or a salt thereof; (c) a crosslinking agent that forms ionic crosslinking with an anionic functional group; and (d) a nonionic water-soluble polymer compound, in an amount of 2.5 mass % or more and 8 mass % or less, represented by formula (1) below:. ... Kao Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371255

Method for manufacturing toner for electrostatic image development

The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for development of electrostatic images, including step (1) of mixing a releasing agent and a water dispersion of resin particles (a) to obtain a water dispersion of releasing agent particles; step (2) of mixing the obtained water dispersion of the releasing agent particles and a water dispersion of resin particles (b) to aggregate the releasing agent particles and the resin particles (b), thereby obtaining aggregated particles; and step (3) of coalescing the obtained aggregated particles to obtain coalesced particles, in which the resin particles (a) include a composite resin including a segment (a1) constituted of a polyester resin and a vinyl-based resin segment (a2) containing a constitutional unit derived from a styrene-based compound; and a resin constituting the resin particles (b) includes a segment (b1) constituted of a polyester resin in an amount of not less than 50% by mass.. . ... Kao Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369725

Water-based ink

The present invention relates to a water-based ink that exhibits excellent ejection properties, and can be prevented from suffering from reduction in a dot size of the ink during a drying step thereof even when printed on a low-water absorbing recording medium, and is capable of obtaining printed characters or images having excellent uniformity, as well as an ink-jet printing method using the water-based ink. The water-based ink includes a pigment, a water-insoluble polymer, an acetylene glycol-based nonionic surfactant (a) having hlb of not less than 0 and not more than 5, a nonionic surfactant (b) having hlb of not less than 6 and not more than 20, a polyether-modified silicone (c) having a kinematic viscosity of not less than 30 mm2/s and not more than 190 mm2/s as measured at 25° c. ... Kao Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369569

Anti-active gip antibody

Provide is an anti-active gip antibody which allows accurate detection of active gip. The present invention provides an anti-active gip antibody which binds to active gip and does not substantially bind to nonactive gip, the antibody recognizing at least one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of amino acids at 8th to 10th position of the amino acid sequence represented by seq id no: 5, and comprising, in an h chain, a region comprising the following amino acid sequence (1) or a conservative sequence modification thereof: emnpsdgrthfne (1).. ... Kao Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367951

Method for producing liquid composition for oral cavity and liquid composition for oral cavity

The present invention relates to a method for producing a liquid composition for oral cavity in which β-glycyrrhetinic acid is stably dispersed or dissolved to exhibit an increased transparency and which also can ensure a sufficient amount of β-glycyrrhetinic acid adsorbed on gingiva, even if the amount of a cationic surfactant or an anionic surfactant is restricted; and such a liquid composition for oral cavity. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for producing a liquid composition for oral cavity, comprising the following step 1 to step 4: (step 1) a step of blending water (f) with an organic acid and a salt thereof (e) to adjust the ph of a resultant mixture to 5 or more and 6.8 or less, (step 2) a step of blending 0.02% by mass or more and 0.1% by mass or less of cetylpyridinium chloride (b) into the mixture, (step 3) a step of blending 0.02% by mass or more and 0.1% by mass or less of β-glycyrrhetinic acid (a) and 2% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of propylene glycol (c) into the mixture, and (step 4) a step of blending 0.45% by mass or more and 1.1% by mass or less of polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil (d) into the mixture, wherein the component (a) and the component (b) are blended at a specific mass ratio, and these steps are carried out in a specific order.. ... Kao Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363981

Electrophotography toner

. . A toner for electrophotography containing a resin binder containing a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, and a releasing agent, wherein the crystalline resin contains a crystalline composite resin c containing a polycondensation resin component and a styrenic resin component, wherein the polycondensation resin component is obtained by polycondensing a specified alcohol component and a specified carboxylic acid component, and wherein the amorphous resin contains an amorphous composite resin ac containing a polycondensation resin component and a styrenic resin component, wherein the polycondensation resin component is obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component and a specified carboxylic acid component, and an amorphous polyester ap obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component and a specified carboxylic acid component, wherein a softening point of the amorphous polyester ap is higher than a softening point of the amorphous composite resin ac, wherein a difference in softening points between the amorphous polyester ap and the amorphous composite resin ac is 10° c. Or more and 50° c. ... Kao Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362436

Direct dyes and composition comprising the dyes

The present invention relates to novel direct dyes and compositions comprising them for dyeing keratin fibers especially human hair. The novel dyes of the present invention have benzothiophene structure providing intensive and homogeneous dyeing on keratin fibers, especially human hair.. ... Kao Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362358

Method for producing fine organic pigment

The present invention provides a process for producing a fine organic pigment which is capable of efficiently atomizing a raw material organic pigment, and excellent in productivity of the fine organic pigment. The present invention relates to a process for producing a fine organic pigment which includes the step of kneading a mixture prepared by compounding a raw material organic pigment, a water-soluble inorganic salt, a water-soluble organic solvent and a resin, in which the resin is a copolymer produced by copolymerizing an aromatic ring-containing ethylenically unsaturated monomer (a), a carboxy group-containing ethylenically unsaturated monomer (b) and an ethylenically unsaturated monomer (c) containing a polyethyleneoxide chain having an average molar number of addition of ethyleneoxide of not less than 1 and not more than 50.. ... Kao Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360670

Aqueous oxidizing composition

The present invention relates to an aqueous oxidizing composition comprising one or more oxidizing agent, one or more sugar and/or one or more polyethylene glycol and having a ph in the range of 1 to 5.. . ... Kao Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356126

Liquid film cleavage agent

A liquid film cleavage agent having a spreading coefficient of 15 mn/m or more to a liquid having surface tension of 50 mn/m, and a water solubility of 0 g or more and 0.025 g or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349955

Mir-125a-5p as a biomarker for breast cancer

A method for predicting a survival rate of a breast cancer patient, including: providing a biological sample of the breast cancer patient; measuring mir-125a-5p expression level in the biological sample; and comparing the mir-125a-5p expression level in the biological sample of the breast cancer patient with mir-125a-5p expression level in another biological sample of a reference breast cancer patient. When the mir-125a-5p expression level in the biological sample of the breast cancer patient is lower than that of the reference breast cancer patient, the survival rate of the breast cancer patient is lower than that of the reference breast cancer patient. ... Kao Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349727

Plasticizer for halogen-based resin

The present invention relates to [1] a plasticizer for a halogen-based resin including a condensate obtainable by an esterification reaction between a furan dicarboxylic acid compound and an aliphatic alcohol having 4 to 22 carbon atoms, in which the aliphatic alcohol includes a saturated aliphatic alcohol and an unsaturated aliphatic alcohol, and a content of the unsaturated aliphatic alcohol in the aliphatic alcohol is not more than 25% by mass; and [2] a halogen-based resin composition including the aforementioned plasticizer. The plasticizer has a plasticization performance for a halogen-based resin at a level identical to or higher than that of a phthalate-based plasticizer, and exhibits excellent effects of improving compatibility, heat resistance and cold resistance.. ... Kao Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333860

Surfactant composition

. . . . . . The present invention provides a surfactant composition that is excellent in storage stability while maintaining high viscosity thereof even when the concentration of a surfactant used therein is low, and a process for producing the surfactant composition. The present invention relates to [1] a surfactant composition including (a): a polyol having from 2 to 3 carbon atoms; (b): a specific polyoxyalkylene alkyl or alkenyl ether sulfate or a salt thereof; (c): at least one compound selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal salt other than the aforementioned component (b) and the like; and (d): water, in which a content of the component (a) in the composition is from 25 to 98% by mass, a content of the component (b) in the composition is from 0.05 to 10% by mass in terms of the sulfate, a total content of alkali metals (x) derived from the polyoxyalkylene alkyl or alkenyl ether sulfate salt as the component (b) and derived from the at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the alkali metal salt and the like as the component (c), in the composition is not more than 2.5% by mass in terms of the metal elements, and a molar ratio of the alkali metals (x) to the component (b) is not less than 1.5, and [2] a process for producing the aforementioned composition.. ... Kao Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170332655

Roasted coffee beans

Provided is a method of producing roasted coffee beans, comprising: a first step of adding water to raw material roasted coffee beans, followed by heating of the resultant; and a second step of subjecting the raw material roasted coffee beans after the first step to supercritical carbon dioxide extraction.. . ... Kao Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330313

Facial image-processing method and system thereof

A facial image-processing method includes: transforming a facial image with 2d fourier transformation (ft) in a template to obtain 2d ft data of color channels of the facial image and a 2d ft data of the template, with computing first light intensities of color channels and a second light intensity of the template with the 2d ft data; computing an intensity mean value and an intensity maximum in each of the color channels; processing the first light intensities and the second light intensity with singular value decomposition (svd) to obtain intensity spectrum svd matrixes and a template svd matrix; computing a compensation weight coefficient for each color channel with the intensity mean value, the intensity maximum and sv maximums of the intensity spectrum svd matrixes and the template svd matrix; and compensating the facial image with the compensation weight coefficients to obtain a compensated facial image.. . ... Kao Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327766

Method for rupture of algae

A method for algae disruption includes: a thermal treatment of microalgae belonging to heterokontophyta at a ph of 3.5 or more and 9.5 or less and a temperature of 40° c. Or more and 65° c. ... Kao Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305833

Method for producing composition containing purified chlorogenic acids

Provided is a method of producing a purified chlorogenic acid-containing composition, including: a first step of dispersing or dissolving a raw material chlorogenic acid-containing composition in an aqueous solution of organic solvent; a second step of removing a precipitate from a dispersion or a solution obtained in the first step; and a third step of bringing a solution obtained in the second step into contact with activated carbon including activated carbon (a) having a pore volume of from 0.3 ml/g to 1.0 ml/g and activated carbon (b) having a pore volume larger than that of the activated carbon (a), in which a difference [(b)−(a)] in pore volume between the activated carbon (a) and the activated carbon (b) is from 0.1 ml/g to 1.5 ml/g.. . ... Kao Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304814

Method for producing catalyst fibrous structure

A catalyst fibrous structure having a catalyst metal carried on a fibrous structure, wherein (a) a log differential micropore volume distribution curve thereof obtained by measurement using a mercury intrusion technique has a peak having a maximum micropore diameter in the range of from 0.1 μm to 100 μm; (b) a log differential micropore volume at the peak is 0.5 ml/g or more; and (c) an amount of a catalyst metal compound and a binder carried per unit volume is 0.05 g/ml or more. A production method for producing a catalyst fibrous structure having: (1) mixing a catalyst metal compound or a catalyst precursor, and an inorganic binder and a solvent; (2) grinding the mixture to obtain a coating material of the catalyst metal compound or the catalyst precursor having a median particle diameter of 2 μm or less and a viscosity of from 10 mpa·s to 200 mpa·s; (3) impregnating a fibrous structure with the coating material to fill up voids of the fibrous structure with the coating material of the catalyst metal compound or the catalyst precursor; (4) heating and drying the fibrous structure, directly as it is, at a temperature not lower than the boiling point of the solvent; and (5) heating and calcination the dried fibrous structure at a temperature not lower than the dehydration temperature of the inorganic binder to obtain a catalyst fibrous structure.. ... Kao Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170292038

Polishing composition for silicon oxide film

Provided is a polishing composition for a silicon oxide film that can improve the speed of polishing a silicon oxide film. In one or more embodiments, a polishing composition for a silicon oxide film contains: water; a cerium oxide particle; and a compound having in its molecule an amino group and at least one acid group selected from a sulfonic acid group and a phosphonic acid group. ... Kao Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273999

Method for producing solid dispersion containing hardly soluble polyphenol

. . . . . . . . Provided is a method of producing a solid dispersion that can improve solubility of a hardly soluble polyphenol in water. Specifically, provided is a method of producing a solid dispersion containing an amorphous hardly soluble polyphenol, the method including the steps of: mixing (a) a hardly soluble polyphenol, (b) at least one selected from the group consisting of a plant-derived polysaccharide, a seaweed-derived polysaccharide, and a microorganism-derived polysaccharide, a plant-derived polypeptide, and a microorganism-derived polypeptide, and (c) at least one selected from the group consisting of a monosaccharide and a disaccharide, followed by melting of the mixture by heating; and solidifying the molten product by cooling.. ... Kao Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273892

Clear hair conditioner composition

A hair conditioner which provides hair conditioning, de-tangling, frizz control and reduced flyaway benefits, without weighing down hair or loosing hair volume, in a clear composition, is disclosed. The composition utilizes a combination of high levels of peg/ppg silicone surfactants together with cationic polymeric thickeners (such as polyquaternium-37) to provide those benefits.. ... Kao Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268951

Thermal type vacuum gauge

A thermal type vacuum gauge is disclosed herein and includes a first floating structure, a second floating structure, a first cavity and a second cavity. The first floating structure is formed by the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer, and the first sensing resistor. ... Kao Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267885

Ink jet recording method

The present invention provides an ink-jet printing method using a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which is excellent in quick-drying fixing properties and long-term fixing properties when printing characters or images on a low-water absorbing recording medium, as well as ejection stability. The present invention relates to [1] an ink-jet printing method of printing characters or images on a recording medium using a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, in which the recording medium has a water absorption of not more than 10 g/m2 and not less than 0 g/m2 as measured in a pure water contact time of 100 milliseconds; the water-based ink includes a pigment (a), resin particles (b), a polypropylene glycol (x) and water; and the resin particles (b) are produced by emulsion polymerization method; and [2] the aforementioned water-based ink for ink-jet printing.. ... Kao Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267407

Plug for releasably sealing a connection channel and method for mixing two components

A plug for releasably sealing a connection channel connecting an upper chamber comprising a first component with a lower chamber comprising a second component of a two-chamber container, comprising a plug body for being inserted into the connection channel with a sealing force, a guiding member for guiding the plug in axial direction inside the upper chamber, wherein the guiding member comprises a larger extension in radial direction than the plug body and the guiding member is axially spaced to the plug body by an unsealing distance, and a head part for pushing out a folded nozzle sealing the upper chamber, wherein the head part protrudes from the guiding member away from the plug body.. . ... Kao Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259602

Inkjet recording method and inkjet recording medium

. . An inkjet recording method for printing an inkjet recording medium comprising an ink-receiving layer containing inorganic pigment, starch and copolymer latex on a surface of a base with inkjet ink as aqueous pigment ink, a content of the inorganic pigment being 10 g/m2 or more to 35 g/m2 or less in the ink-receiving layer,and a content of calcium carbonate being from 80% by weight or more to 100% by weight or less, the inkjet ink containing one or more selected from self dispersed pigment and pigment containing water-insoluble polymer particles, from 10% by weight or more to 48% by weight or less of a water-soluble organic solvent a having a boiling point of 230° c. Or less, from 0% by weight or more to 5.0% by weight or less of a water-soluble organic solvent b having a boiling point of 280° c. ... Kao Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252393

Extract of toona sinensis from supercritical fluid extraction for treating diabetes and metabolic disease, the preparation method and the use thereof

The toona sinensis extract of the present invention is prepared using supercritical fluid technique, wherein the method includes steps of: (a) drying the leaves of t. Sinensis; (b) pulverizing the leaves as particles; and (c) extracting the particles with supercritical carbon dioxide to obtain the t. ... Kao Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250683

Resolution-enhancing cmos all-digital pulse-mixing method and device thereof

. . A cmos all-digital pulse-mixing device includes a plurality of homogeneous logic elements serially connected to form a basic element sequence, an odd-positioned element parallel connection set and an even-positioned element parallel connection set. The basic element sequence includes odd combination positions and even combination positions. ... Kao Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170247527

Polyester resin composition for damping material

A polyester resin composition for a vibration-damping material, containing a thermoplastic polyester resin constituted of a dicarboxylic acid component and a diol component (a), one or more members selected from the group consisting of plasticizers and styrene-isoprene block copolymers (b), and an inorganic filler (c). The polyester resin composition of the present invention can be suitably used as a vibration-damping material for a material for audio equipment such as, for example, speakers, television, radio cassette players, headphones, audio components, or microphones, and manufactured articles such as electric appliances, transportation vehicles, construction buildings, and industrial equipment, or parts or housing thereof.. ... Kao Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170240675

Soluble material for three-dimensional molding

The soluble material for three-dimensional modeling that is used as a material of a support material that supports a three-dimensional object when manufacturing the three-dimensional object with a fused deposition modeling type 3d printer. The soluble material for three-dimensional modeling includes at least one copolymer comprising a specific hydrophilic monomer unit and a specific hydrophobic monomer unit. ... Kao Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239855

Fine hollow protrusion manufacturing method

A method for manufacturing a fine hollow protruding article (1) according to the invention involves: a protrusion forming step of bringing a projecting mold part (11) that includes a heating means into contact from one surface (2d) side of a base sheet (2) including a thermoplastic resin, and, while softening, with heat, a contact section (tp) in the base sheet (2) where the projecting mold part (11) contacts the base sheet (2), inserting the projecting mold part (11) into the base sheet (2), to form a protrusion (3) that protrudes from the other surface (2u) side of the base sheet (2); a cooling step of cooling the protrusion (3) in a state where the projecting mold part (11) is inserted in an interior of the protrusion (3); and a release step of withdrawing the projecting mold part (11) from the interior of the protrusion (3) after the cooling step, to form the fine hollow protruding article (1).. . ... Kao Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232684

Soluble material for three-dimensional molding

The soluble material for three-dimensional modeling of the present invention is a soluble material for three-dimensional modeling that is used as a material of a support material that supports a three-dimensional object when manufacturing the three-dimensional object with a fused deposition modeling type 3d printer. The soluble material for three-dimensional modeling contains at least one polymer and at least one filler. ... Kao Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227526

Method for evaluating or selecting agent for suppressing gip level elevation

A method for evaluating or selecting an agent for suppressing gip level elevation, comprising the following steps (a) to (d): (a) contacting a test substance with a mammal-derived tissue or cell capable of expressing an fabp4 gene or fabp5 gene, or an fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein; (b) measuring an expression level of the fabp4 gene or fabp5 gene, an expression level of the fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein, or an activity of the fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein in the mammal-derived tissue or cell; (c) comparing the expression level or activity measured in the above (b) with an expression level of an fabp4 gene or fabp5 gene, an expression level of an fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein, or an activity of an fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein in a control group; and (d) evaluating or selecting a test substance which reduces the expression level of the fabp4 gene or fabp5 gene, the expression level of the fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein, or the activity of the fabp4 protein or fabp5 protein as an agent suppressing gip level elevation based on results of the above (c).. . ... Kao Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170226150

Triterpenoid composition of antrodia cinnamomea, preparation and analysis method thereof

Disclosed are the isolation, purification and analysis of the triterpenoid compositions (including ergostane and lanostane) in the fruiting body of antrodia cinnamomea using hplc and nmr, as well as the stereo structures and the amounts of the triterpenoid compositions. The cytotoxicity of triterpenoids is also revealed. ... Kao Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224311

Control system and method for controlling an ultrasonic probe

A control system for controlling an ultrasonic probe includes a module for assigning address parameters respectively to ultrasonic transducers of the probe according to a physical position order of the ultrasonic transducers, a module for arranging the address parameters in an activation sequence, and a module for generating activating signals each corresponding to a respective address parameter. Sequential two address parameters in the activation sequence correspond to two ultrasonic transducers that are non-sequential to each other in the physical position order. ... Kao Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221209

Digital set top box (stb) having a multiple identification system for transmitting physiological information applied to heterogeneous networks

A physiological information detection system includes an image-capturing unit, an image-processing unit and a data-transmitting unit. The image-capturing unit is provided to capture a series of images of head portions and connects with the image-capturing unit to receive the captured images. ... Kao Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216407

Tmd1 protein for treating bone loss diseases

The present invention relates to a method for treating a bone loss disease, condition, or disorder in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of a composition comprising thrombomodulin lectin-like domain (tmd1).. . ... Kao Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170199473

Process for producing toner for development of electrostatic images

. . . . The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for development of electrostatic images, including the following steps (1) to (3): step (1): aggregating resin particles (x) containing a composite resin that contains a segment constituted of a polyester resin (a) obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component containing 80 mol % or more of a propyleneoxide adduct of bisphenol a and a polycarboxylic acid component, and a vinyl-based resin segment containing a constitutional unit derived from a styrene-based compound, in an aqueous medium, to obtain aggregated particles (1); step (2): aggregating the aggregated particles (1) obtained in the step (1) with resin particles (y) containing a polyester resin (b) obtained by polycondensing an alcohol component containing 80 mol % or more of an ethyleneoxide adduct of bisphenol a and a polycarboxylic acid component to obtain aggregated particles (2); and step (3): coalescing the aggregated particles (2) obtained in the step (2).. . ... Kao Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170196794

Oral composition

The present invention relates to a dentifrice composition which removes a fine stain and a stain adhering to the surface of teeth sufficiently, enhances the whitening effect on teeth and the gloss-imparting effect on teeth, also increases the amount of fluorine adsorption to teeth, and decreases the feeling of astringency. The oral composition of the present invention comprises the following component (a): phytic acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 0.04% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less in terms of phytic acid; and component (b): monofluorophosphoric acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 500 ppm or more and 1500 ppm or less in terms of fluorine atoms, wherein a mass ratio of the component (a) to the component (b), ((a)/(b)), is 0.1 or more and 1.4 or less, and a fluoride ion-supplying compound (f) selected from the group consisting of sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride and ammonium fluoride, a polyvalent metal cation, and a polyphosphoric acid or a salt thereof are comprised in a limited amount, and the ph thereof is from 5.5 to 6.5.. ... Kao Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170196785

Solid anhydrous composition for keratin fibers

Present invention is on an anhydrous solid conditioning and styling, composition for keratin fibres, especially human hair. The object of the present invention is a solid anhydrous composition for keratin fibres, especially for human hair, comprising at least one polyol liquid at 20° c. ... Kao Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170192015

Method for evaluating condition of skin dryness

To provide a method for quickly and accurately evaluating a condition of skin dryness and a method for efficiently searching a substance to improve dry skin. A method for evaluating a condition of skin dryness, the method comprising measuring the expression levels of agr2 and/or agr3 in skin cells collected from subjects.. ... Kao Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170190934

Roof coating system

The invention relates to a roof coating comprising a bitumen layer with embedded particles.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181689

System and method for measuring the muscle tone

A method for measuring a muscle tone is used in a muscle tone measuring system including a sensing end and a processing end. The method for measuring the muscle tone includes respectively arranging the sensing end and the processing end on first and second limb parts of a limb that are interconnected by a joint of the limb. ... Kao Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170176263

Thermal sensing device

A thermal sensing device comprises a substrate, a first insulating layer, at least one first sensing resistor, at least one second sensing resistor, a plurality of etching holes and a cavity. The first insulating layer is disposed on the substrate. ... Kao Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172881

Internal olefin sulfonate composition

Provided are an internal olefin sulfonate composition which is capable of sufficiently enhancing foamability, light foam quality, and instantaneous foam dissipation property, and a cleansing composition containing the internal olefin sulfonate composition. The internal olefin sulfonate composition comprises (a) an internal olefin sulfonate having 12 carbon atoms and (b) an internal olefin sulfonate having 14 carbon atoms, wherein a content mass ratio of the component (a) to the component (b), (a/b), is from 10/90 to 90/10, and a total content of the component (a) and the component (b) in the internal olefin sulfonate is from 60 to 100% by mass.. ... Kao Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172432

Device for measuring psychological signals

A device for measuring psychological signals includes a substrate, a light emitting unit, a photoelectric sensor and a microprocessor. The substrate includes a surface that is divided into an emission area and a reception area. ... Kao Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166389

Actuation unit for a plurality of aerosol cans and use on an actuation unit

Actuation unit for plural aerosol cans has a cover, a first button partially guided by the cover for pushing a first aerosol vent of a first aerosol can, a second button partially guided by the cover for pushing a second aerosol vent of a second aerosol can, wherein the first button and the second button are adjacent to each other, and a connection unit connected to the cover, the connection unit comprising a first upper clip for clamping a head part of the first aerosol can, a second upper clip for clamping a head part of the second aerosol can, a first lower clip for clamping a body part of the first aerosol can and a second lower clip for clamping a body part of the second aerosol can, the connection unit adapted for covering only an upper part of the first aerosol can and the second aerosol can.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157794

Filler for a surface-treatment composition

. . The invention relates to a filler for a surface-treatment composition, the filler comprising particles which have a surface coating which gives the respective particle a positive surface charge, and to the use of a particle, which comprises a carrier particle and a surface coating which gives each particle a positive surface charge, for treating wood.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157631

Dispenser pump and method for operating a dispenser pump

Dispenser pump for pumping reservoir fluid to a dispenser head, has a dip tube to insert into the fluid, a cylinder housing connected with the dip tube, a piston pipe guided in longitudinal direction by the cylinder housing for pumping the fluid from the dip tube to the dispenser head, wherein the piston pipe comprises a connecting area for connecting the dispenser head to the piston pipe, a top part connected with the piston pipe, a bottom part connected with the cylinder housing and a spring bellow for pushing the piston pipe in a direction outwards the cylinder housing, wherein a lower axial end of the spring bellow is connected with the bottom part via a lower retainer ring located inside the spring bellow and/or a higher axial end of the spring bellow is connected with the top part via a higher retainer ring located inside the spring bellow.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157166

Solid composition

A solid composition comprising the following components (a) and (b): (a) from 20 to 55 mass % of a fat globule membrane component; and (b) from 0.2 to 4 mass % of a water-soluble dietary fiber having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 or more.. . ... Kao Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152394

Method for manufacturing colored particle dispersion

. . The present invention provides a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion used in a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which is capable of obtaining printed characters or images that are excellent in rub fastness when printed on a low-water absorbing recording medium and have high gloss; the colored fine particle dispersion; and a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which includes the colored fine particle dispersion. The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion by subjecting a dispersion including a pigment, a polymerizable monomer, a polymerizable surfactant and water to emulsion polymerization, including step 1 of dispersing a mixed solution including the pigment, the polymerizable surfactant, the water and an organic solvent to prepare a dispersion 1; step 2 of removing the organic solvent from the dispersion 1 to prepare a dispersion 2; and step 3 of subjecting the dispersion 2 and the polymerizable monomer to emulsion polymerization to obtain the colored fine particle dispersion, [2] a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, including the step of mixing the obtained colored fine particle dispersion and an organic solvent b; and [3] a colored fine particle dispersion including colored fine particles having an average particle size of not less than 10 nm and not more than 300 nm.. ... Kao Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152393

Method for manufacturing colored particle dispersion

The present invention provides a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion suitably used in a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which can be produced by an emulsion polymerization method even when using a pigment having a quinacridone skeleton, is excellent in storage stability, and can provide printed characters or images having excellent rub fastness when printed on a recording medium; the colored fine particle dispersion; and a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which includes the colored fine particle dispersion. The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion including the step of subjecting a dispersion including a pigment, a polymerizable monomer, a surfactant, a polymerization initiator and water to emulsion polymerization, the pigment being a pigment having a quinacridone skeleton; the surfactant being an anionic or nonionic surfactant; and the polymerization initiator including an anionic or nonionic azo-based compound, [2] a colored fine particle dispersion including colored fine particles having an average particle size of not less than 10 nm and not more than 300 nm, and [3] a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, including the step of mixing the obtained colored fine particle dispersion and an organic solvent b.. ... Kao Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170150747

Manufacturing method for liquid seasoning containing oil phase and water phase

Provided are a liquid seasoning in which degradation of taste and flavor due to storage is suppressed, and a method of producing the same. The method of producing a liquid seasoning comprises the following steps (1), (2), and (3): (1) at a temperature of 80° c. ... Kao Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128430

Ucp-1 expression promoter

. . It is intended to provide a drug, a quasi-drug, a dermatological preparation for external use, or a material to be contained to drugs, quasi-drugs, dermatological preparations for external use, food products, or the like which has an excellent ucp-1 expression-promoting action and promotes conversion of adipose to brown adipose (browning). The present invention provides a ucp-1 expression promoter comprising a pparγ activator and a smad3 inhibitor in combination. ... Kao Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120102

Multifunctional treadmill

A multifunctional treadmill is provided with a platform on the running deck. A reception cavity is formed on a top of the platform, the reception cavity has a sensor and an operating board tiltably mounted on one side of the reception cavity. ... Kao Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119651

Hair styling composition

The present hair styling compositions and methods for styling and/or restyling keratin fibres comprise at least one film forming polymer and at least one dipeptide.. . ... Kao Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170108687

Light-trapping cancer cell stage testing method

. . . . . . . . A light-trapping cancer cell stage testing method includes: measuring a first average escape velocity or range of first cancer cells and a second average escape velocity or range of second cancer cells whose stage is known and differ from that of the first cancer cells and whose types are known; utilizing the first average escape velocity and the second average escape velocity to calculate a reference ratio to build a database; selecting stage-unknown cancer cells and measuring an escape velocity of the stage-unknown cancer cells (type-known); utilizing the escape velocity of the stage-unknown cancer cells and an escape velocity of reference-stage cancer cells to calculate a ratio; and determining a stage of the stage-unknown cancer cells with a result comparing the ratio of the escape velocities for the stage-unknown cancer cells with the reference ratios stored in the database.. . ... Kao Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105410

Sticking agent composition for agrochemical

The present invention is a sticking agent composition for agrochemicals, which includes a specific fatty acid triglyceride having an acyl group with 8 or more and 18 or less carbon atoms, a specific fatty acid with 12 or more and 20 or less carbon atoms, a polyoxyalkylene sorbitol fatty acid ester, and water.. . ... Kao Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170096666

Method of therapy and diagnosis of endothelial dysfunction

The invention discloses a method of therapy of endothelial dysfunction, by administering microrna let-7g to a subject in need, wherein the microrna let-7g inhibits smad2 transcription factor from activation and translocation into nucleus, thereby decreasing monocyte cell adhesion, inflammation and thrombosis and increasing angiogenesis.. . ... Kao Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067054

Skin and hair color-controlling factor

Provided are a gene involved in the regulation of the amount of melanin in keratinocytes, and the control of the color of skin or hair, the gene being selected from the group consisting of atg7 gene, rab11a gene, clip-170 gene, rubicon gene and rab7b gene, and a molecule encoded by the gene.. . ... Kao Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170056523

Bi-specific antibodies and uses thereof

Disclosed herein is a bi-specific antibody that specifically directs a therapeutic agent to a cancer cell by targeting a tumor antigen of the cancer cell, and thereby suppresses the growth of the cancer or blocking the invasion or metastasis of the cancer. The bi-specific antibody of the present disclosure includes a first antigen binding site that binds to polyethylene glycol (peg); and a second antigen binding site that binds to a target ligand, such as a tumor antigen.. ... Kao Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170055914

Wearable electrocardiogram measurement device and method for compressing an electrocardiogram

A wearable electrocardiogram measurement device and a method for compressing an electrocardiogram are disclosed. A heart detection unit detects a heart activity status of a human body to obtain electrocardiogram data. ... Kao Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170049670

Aqueous cosmetic powder composition

The present invention relates to an aqueous cosmetic powder composition especially designed for styling hair comprising water, hydrophobic colloidal silica and a water soluble non-ionic polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups and is solid at ambient temperature.. . ... Kao Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170044495

Method of producing skin-derived precursor cells

. . A method of producing skin-derived precursor cells, comprising culturing human-derived pluripotent stem cells in a differentiation-inducing medium containing an agonist of wnt signaling to differentiate the pluripotent stem cells into skin-derived precursor cells; a differentiation-inducing medium for differentiating human-derived pluripotent stem cells into skin-derived precursor cells, comprising an agonist of wnt signaling as a differentiation-inducing promoter; and a differentiation-inducing promoter for differentiating human-derived pluripotent stem cells into skin-derived precursor cells, comprising an agonist of wnt signaling as an active ingredient.. . ... Kao Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170037268

Water-based ink for inkjet printing

The present invention provides a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which is excellent in ejection stability and storage stability, in particular, excellent in quick-drying fixing properties and image uniformity when printing characters or images on a low-water absorbing recording medium, and an image forming method using the water-based ink. The present invention relates to [1] a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, including a pigment, a water-insoluble polymer, an organic solvent (c) and water, in which the organic solvent (c) includes diethylene glycol isopropyl ether (degpe) and an organic solvent (c2) having a 1-octanol/water partition coefficient that is smaller than that of degpe; a total content of the pigment, the water-insoluble polymer and degpe in the water-based ink is not less than 5.0% by mass; and a value obtained by multiplying a total content of the pigment and the water-insoluble polymer in the water-based ink by a content of degpe in the water-based ink is from 10 and 300; and [2] an image forming method including the steps of mounting a container filled with the water-based ink to an ink-jet printing apparatus equipped with an ink ejecting means; and ejecting the ink onto a recording medium having a water absorption of from 0 to 10 g/m2 as measured by contacting with pure water for 100 ms to print characters or images thereon.. ... Kao Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170035682

Conditioning composition for keratin fibres

The present invention relates to a conditioning composition for keratin fibres especially human hair comprising particular cationic polymers and a cationic silicone compound. The present inventor has surprisingly found out that an aqueous hair conditioning composition comprising at least two cationic polymers, one being a cationic polymer with multiple cationic sites and with multiple ester groups in its molecule and the other cationic polymer is being a cellulose derivative, and a cationic or cationizable silicone improves hair combability, smoothness shine, elasticity and more interestingly hair treated with such a composition has volume and body and excellently manageable.. ... Kao Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027468

Electrocardiogram detector

An electrocardiogram detector including a pad, an electrical connection unit, a plurality of retaining members, and a plurality of electrode pieces is disclosed. The pad has a first face, a second face, and a plurality of through-holes. ... Kao Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027170

Efficacy-enhancing agent composition for amino acid-based agrochemicals

The present invention is an efficacy-enhancing agent composition for amino acid-based agrochemicals, which contains 3 kinds of specific quaternary ammonium salts having an ester group in a specific mass ratio.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170022382

Water based inkjet formulations

The present invention relates to an inkjet printing composition comprising an aqueous liquid vehicle, a pigment and a nitrile polymer emulsion; to an inkjet printing system comprising an inkjet composition, a recording medium and an inkjet printer; to a method of forming a printed image with an inkjet printing system and to the use of an inkjet printing composition in an inkjet printing system.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170014430

Cycloartenol-containing composition

Provided is a cycloartenol-containing composition which can be used as a material for food and beverage, cosmetics, or the like, and has high biological activities. The cycloartenol-containing composition has a cycloartenol content of more than 37% by mass, a 24-methylenecycloartanol content of more than 5% by mass, and a sum content of cycloartenol and 24-methylenecycloartanol of more than 76% by mass, relative to the total mass of sterols.. ... Kao Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170014330

Compositions for providing frizz-free wavy hairstyles using low heat

Hairstyling compositions which provide the user with continuous wave fizz-free hairstyling using only low heat (such as that applied by a blow dryer) and a round hair brush as well as a natural feel to the hair is disclosed. The compositions incorporate a mixture of two and preferably three polymers, those polymers including an organopolysiloxane graft polymer, a graft polymer comprising polyacrylate (such as polyacrylate-32), and optionally a water-soluble silicone polymer (such as bis-peg-8-dimethicone). ... Kao Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170013857

Soluble coffee

Provided is a soluble coffee, including: a dried coffee extract; and a roasted coffee bean fine powder, in which the soluble coffee has a mass ratio of acetic acid (b) to malic acid (a), [(b)/(a)], of 2.9 or less.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170009172

Ionic liquids

. . The present invention relates to novel ionic liquids comprising polyethercarboxylate groups as anions, alkyl ammonium groups as cations, a process of preparation of said ionic liquids and its use in high duty lubricant.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170004844

Systems and methods for source signal separation

A method includes receiving an input signal comprising an original domain signal and creating a first window data set and a second window data set from the signal, wherein an initiation of the second window data set is offset from an initiation of the first window data set, converting the first window data set and the second window data set to a frequency domain and storing the resulting data as data in a second domain different from the original domain, performing complex spectral phase evolution (cspe) on the second domain data to estimate component frequencies of the first and second window data sets, using the component frequencies estimated in the cspe, sampling a set of second-domain high resolution windows to select a mathematical representation comprising a second-domain high resolution window that fits at least one of the amplitude, phase, amplitude modulation and frequency modulation of a component of an underlying signal wherein the component comprises at least one oscillator peak, generating an output signal from the mathematical representation of the original signal as at least one of: an audio file; one or more audio signal components; and one or more speech vectors and outputting the output signal to an external system.. . ... Kao Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170003615

Liquid developer

A liquid developer containing toner particles containing a resin and a basic dispersant in an insulating liquid, wherein the resin contains a polyester a having a furan ring. The liquid developer of the present invention is suitably used in development and the like of latent images formed in an electrophotographic method, an electrostatic recording method, an electrostatic printing method, or the like.. ... Kao Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170000700

Bleaching/highlighting composition

A hair bleaching process reduces hair damage to bleached hair and comprises the steps of (i) preparing an aqueous bleaching composition by mixing three compositions (a), (b) and (c), wherein the composition (a) is a substantially anhydrous composition comprising at least one compound with bleaching effect, the composition (b) is an aqueous composition comprising at least one oxidizing agent, and the composition (c) comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of water soluble silk protein, water soluble silk protein hydrolysate and of derivatives of water soluble silk protein and water soluble silk protein hydrolysate, (ii) reducing cysteic acid content and formation in bleached hair by applying the aqueous bleaching composition onto hair and (iii), after processing of 5 to 45 min at a temperature in the range of 20 to 45° c., rinsing the aqueous bleaching composition off from the hair.. . ... Kao Corporation








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