Patents by Inventor Akihiro Kanno

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

  • Publication number: 20220212941
    Abstract: A method for producing a zeolite with improved Si/Al according to the present invention includes the steps of: subjecting a zeolite synthesized without using an organic structure directing agent to ion exchange, thereby obtaining a sodium-type, a proton-type, or an ammonium-type zeolite; and bringing the zeolite subjected to ion exchange into contact with an ammonium salt solution, thereby dealuminating the zeolite. It is preferable that the ammonium salt is any one of ammonium oxalate, ammonium fluoride, ammonium fluorosilicate, ammonium fluoroborate, ammonium fluorophosphate, ammonium fluorotitanate, and ammonium florozirconate. It is also preferable that the zeolite after ion exchange is exposed to water vapor, and is then brought into contact with the ammonium salt solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Yuichi SENOO, Katsuhiko HAYASHI, Junki TOMITA, Takahiro KOGAWA, Akihiro KANNO
  • Publication number: 20220203344
    Abstract: Provided is a beta zeolite satisfying P>76.79Q?29.514 in a range in which Q is less than 0.4011 nm, wherein, P represents an AB value that is an intensity ratio of A to B, A represents a diffraction intensity of a main peak of the beta zeolite observed by X-ray diffraction measurement, B represents a diffraction intensity of the (116) plane of ?-alumina obtained by X-ray diffraction measurement under the same conditions as those for the X-ray diffraction measurement on the beta zeolite, the ?-alumina being the standard substance 674a distributed by the American National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Q represents a lattice interplanar spacing of the main peak of the beta zeolite observed by X-ray diffraction measurement. It is preferable that the formula (1) above is satisfied in a range in which Q is from 0.3940 to 0.4000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuichi SENOO, Katsuhiko HAYASHI, Junki TOMITA, Takahiro KOGAWA, Akihiro KANNO
  • Patent number: 11174812
    Abstract: A sliding member capable of improving friction characteristics under an environment of a lubricant containing Mo, and a production method therefor, is provided. The sliding member contains a sliding portion formed of a metallic material having a Ti-containing thermally sprayed coating on a surface layer part of the sliding portion. The sliding member slides under the environment of the lubricant containing Mo as an additive, in which active Ti exposed on a surface by sliding accelerates decomposition reaction of the additive contained in the lubricant to form a molybdenum disulfide-containing low-friction coating having low friction on the surface of the sliding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOCALO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Koike, Kazuyoshi Manabe, Akihiro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20200063688
    Abstract: A problem is to provide a sliding member capable of improving friction characteristics under an environment of a lubricant containing Mo, and a production method therefor. A solution is a sliding member 10, wherein a sliding portion 11 is formed of a metallic material, and the sliding member 10 has, at a surface layer part of the sliding portion 11, a Ti-containing thermally sprayed coating 12 formed by thermally spraying, as a thermal spraying material, a metallic material containing Ti as a composition. The sliding member 10 slides under the environment of the lubricant containing Mo as an additive, in which active Ti exposed on a surface by sliding accelerates decomposition reaction of the additive contained in the lubricant to form a molybdenum disulfide-containing low-friction coating having low friction on the surface of the sliding portion 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tocalo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Koike, Kazuyoshi Manabe, Akihiro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20190119802
    Abstract: A smooth roll (1) having a surface layer with water-retaining function is obtained by a method for producing a milling roll, comprising: a roughening process for blasting a surface (2a) of a roll substrate (2) constituting the smooth roll (1); and a coating process for spraying a thermal spray material over the roughened surface (2a) of the roll substrate (2) so as to form a thermal sprayed coating (3) having pores (5) that retain water. Satisfactory cereal powder is obtained by preventing drying of cereals in a milling process and retaining an adequate water content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuo SUIDZU, Akihiro KANNO, Noriyuki YASUO, Tadaki YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 9324463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water jet peening method that includes the steps of: preparing a water jet peening apparatus having a supporting member, a first divider plate, a nozzle support body, and a second divider plate; inserting the water jet peening apparatus into a piping in which a structure or electronic device is mounted that is susceptible to damage by a jet of water discharged from a jet nozzle or by shock waves; disposing either the first divider plate or the second divider plate between the jet nozzle and the structure or electronic device; filling water into an internal area formed in the piping between the first divider plate and the second divider plate; and subjecting the inner surface of the piping to water jet peening by allowing the jet nozzle to discharge a jet of water into the water in the internal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Soda, Akihiro Kanno, Nobuo Murakami, Fujio Yoshikubo
  • Patent number: 9193034
    Abstract: A top head of a reactor pressure vessel includes control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) penetration pipes arranged in a square grid-like pattern. The CRDM penetration pipes are joined with one another by a tube support member. The top head is placed on a tank and water is filled in an inner region of the tank and the top head. A travel apparatus moves a nozzle lifting and lowering apparatus to a predetermined location. A lifting and lowering mechanism of the nozzle lifting and lowering apparatus lifts a jet nozzle above the tube support member among the neighboring four CRDM penetration pipes. An ejection outlet of the jet nozzle is directed to a weld between one of the CRDM penetration pipes and the top head, and a water jet is ejected. A nozzle turning mechanism turns the jet nozzle, and WJP is executed sequentially to the four CRDM penetration pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Aoki, Fujio Yoshikubo, Akihiro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20110005817
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a capacitor-forming material having a stable adhesion between a dielectric layer and an electrode-forming layer. To achieve the object, the capacitor-forming material in which an oxides dielectric layer is provided between a top-electrode-forming layer and a bottom-electrode-forming layer, wherein at least one of the top-electrode-forming layer and the bottom-electrode-forming layer has a two-layer construction constituted with a bulk-metal layer and a composite layer composed of metal and metal oxide which is made to contact with the oxides dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayumi Ito, Akihiro Kanno, Naohiko Abe, Akiko Sugioka
  • Patent number: 7719818
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a material for forming a capacitor layer comprising a dielectric layer formed by any one of a sol-gel method, an MOCVD method, and a sputtering deposition method. The material can reduce a leakage current of a capacitor circuit. In order to achieve the object, a material for forming a capacitor layer comprising a dielectric layer between a first conductive layer to be used for forming a top electrode and a second conductive layer to be used for forming a bottom electrode, characterized in that the dielectric layer is a dielectric oxide film formed by any one of a sol-gel method, an MOCVD method, and a sputtering deposition method; and particles constituting the dielectric oxide film are impregnated with a resin component is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiko Abe, Akiko Sugioka, Akihiro Kanno, Hirotake Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7703414
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for respiratory pharmacology test and a chamber device that enables respiratory pharmacology test on particular large animals under unanesthetized, unrestrained state, with easy acclimatization and reduced effect of stress, and a method for conducting safety pharmacology studies on the same large animal individual. The chamber device of the invention includes animal cage 10 and transparent chamber 20, which includes first and second compartments 21 and 22 separated by partition plate 23. The compartment 21 has a door and ventilation connection port 26, and the compartments 21 and 22 are provided with communication pipe 29 having opening 29a for introducing ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Drug Safety Testing Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20080310073
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a method for forming an oxide dielectric layer, which dielectric layer is formed by applying the sol-gel method, and is hardly damaged by an etching solution and excellent in dielectric characteristics such as a large electric capacitance. To achieve the object, the forming method of an oxide dielectric layer by applying a sol-gel method characterized by being provided with the following processes (a) to (c) is employed. Process (a): A solution preparing process of preparing a sol-gel solution for manufacturing an aiming oxide dielectric layer. Process (b): A coating process wherein stages of the sol-gel solution coating on the surface of a metal substrate followed by drying in an oxygen-containing atmosphere followed by pyrolysis in an oxygen-containing atmosphere sequentially is made one unit step; the one unit step is repeated twice or more times; and a pre-baking stage at 550-deg.C to 1000-deg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kanno, Akiko Sugioka, Naohiko Abe, Hirotake Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20080283283
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a material for forming a capacitor layer comprising a dielectric layer formed by any one of a sol-gel method, an MOCVD method, and a sputtering deposition method. The material can reduce a leakage current of a capacitor circuit. In order to achieve the object, a material for forming a capacitor layer comprising a dielectric layer between a first conductive layer to be used for forming a top electrode and a second conductive layer to be used for forming a bottom electrode, characterized in that the dielectric layer is a dielectric oxide film formed by any one of a sol-gel method, an MOCVD method, and a sputtering deposition method; and particles constituting the dielectric oxide film are impregnated with a resin component is employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiko Abe, Akiko Sugioka, Akihiro Kanno, Hirotake Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20080257588
    Abstract: A capacitor layer forming material that consists of a dielectric film making use of the sol-gel process excelling in production cost merit, being capable of producing a capacitor circuit of prolonged life having a nonconventional high electric capacity. There is provided capacitor layer forming material (1) having dielectric layer (4) interposed between first conductive layer (2) for formation of an upper electrode and second conductive layer (3) for formation of a lower electrode, characterized in that the dielectric layer (4) consists of an oxide dielectric film produced by the sol-gel process containing an oxide crystal structure of 50 to 300 nm grain diameter (major axis) being a coarse crystal structure having grown in the thickness direction and plane direction of the dielectric layer. Further, there is provided a process for efficiently producing this capacitor layer forming material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiko Abe, Akiko Sugioka, Akihiro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20080130196
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a capacitor layer forming material which is applicable to printed wiring boards manufactured through a high-temperature processing of 300° C. to 400° C. of a fluorine-contained resin substrate, a liquid crystal polymer and the like, and exhibits no deterioration of the strength after a high-temperature heating. In order to achieve the object, a capacitor layer forming material for a printed wiring board which comprises a first conductive layer used for forming a top electrode, a second conductive layer used for forming a bottom electrode and a dielectric layer between the first and second conductive layers, characterized in that for the second conductive layer, a nickel layer or a nickel alloy layer is employed. The nickel layer or the nickel alloy layer as the second conductive layer preferably has a thickness of 10 micron meter to 100 micron meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kanno, Naohiko Abe, Akiko Sugioka, Yasuaki Mashiko
  • Publication number: 20070272166
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for respiratory pharmacology test and a chamber device that enables respiratory pharmacology test on particular large animals under unanesthetized, unrestrained state, with easy acclimatization and reduced effect of stress, and a method for conducting safety pharmacology studies on the same large animal individual. The chamber device of the invention includes animal cage 10 and transparent chamber 20, which includes first and second compartments 21 and 22 separated by partition plate 23. The compartment 21 has a door and ventilation connection port 26, and the compartments 21 and 22 are provided with communication pipe 29 having opening 29a for introducing ambient air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Drug Safety Testing Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Kanno