Patents by Inventor Akihiko Takayama

Akihiko Takayama has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10311984
    Abstract: The shaft sealing structure includes a seal ring that has abutment portions formed by dividing the seal ring along the axial direction and that is provided around a main shaft in a ring-like manner; a support member that is provided in the seal ring along the circumferential direction of the main shaft; and a thermoswitch that is connected to the support member between the abutment portions and that presses the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during normal operation, in which the seal ring is fixed at a position separated from the main shaft during the normal operation and is moved by the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during the normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentarou Saeki, Hidekazu Uehara, Akihiko Umeda, Masaru Sakai, Hiroshi Kuzumi, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Toshihiko Matsuo, Takanobu Otani, Hiroomi Sakuma, Hitoshi Ito, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada, Yuji Harada
  • Patent number: 6193176
    Abstract: A method of grinding cement clinkers and a cement clinker grinding apparatus having a vertical roller mill are provided. In the method, feed material is ground by a table and rollers. Next, substantially all the resultant ground material is taken out from an underside of the table and then converted to a separator for classifying the ground material by a bucket elevator. The resultant coarse powder provided by the separator is returned to a center of the table. In grinding, an pressing force of each of the rollers onto the table is selected so that a roller pressure per full sectional area of the roller ranges from 10 to 15 kg/cm2. Further, a circulation quantity of the coarse powder to be returned to the vertical roller mill is selected from 100 to 300% of the feed material charged into the center of the table. And the liquid of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignees: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mitsuda, Seisuke Sawamura, Hiroshi Ueda, Fuminori Ando, Kanzaburo Sutoh, Mitsuaki Murata, Akihiko Takayama
  • Patent number: 6019299
    Abstract: The grinding efficiency can be improved by use of a vertical roller mill, while reducing the energy consumption and improving the product quality. The disclosed cement clinker grinding apparatus comprises a closed circuit for conveying the ground material from the vertical roller mill (21) to the external separator (28) by the bucket elevator (29), for classifying the conveyed material into coarse powder and fine powder, and further for returning the classified coarse powder into the vertical roller mill (21). That is, a part of the ground material conveyed by the bucket elevator (29) is divided by the distributing damper (32) and then directly returned to the vertical roller mill (21). Since the ground material are not conveyed by air flow conveyance (i.e., air sweep), it is possible to prevent an increase of power consumption of the suction fan (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignees: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Taiheiyo Cement Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mitsuda, Seisuke Sawamura, Hiroshi Ueda, Fuminori Ando, Kanzaburo Sutoh, Mitsuaki Murata, Akihiko Takayama