Patents by Inventor Atsumi KOYANAGI

Atsumi KOYANAGI 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: 11215592
    Abstract: There is provided a separation method in which a target component in a solution can be separated simply but safely and efficiently without contamination from the environment. This method includes: providing a solution containing a target component, and a reaction reagent; while continuously feeding the solution and the reaction reagent to a flow path, intermittently injecting bubbles into the flow path to produce a gas-liquid slug flow in which a mixed liquid containing the solution and the reaction reagent is segmented into a plurality of droplets by the bubbles; continuing the feed of the gas-liquid slug flow in the flow path, thereby facilitating the mixing of the solution and the reaction reagent, and the gasification of the target component by the mixing, in each droplet, and the movement of a target component-derived gas produced by the gasification to the bubbles; and recovering the target component-derived gas with an absorbing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., BL TEC K.K.
    Inventors: Makoto Nagaoka, Fumihiro Yoshinaga, Atsumi Koyanagi, Shunichi Hatamoto, Yozo Ishihara, Makiko Kumagai, Takashi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20210318278
    Abstract: There is provided a separation method in which a target component in a solution can be separated simply but safely and efficiently without contamination from the environment. This method includes: providing a solution containing a target component, and a reaction reagent; while continuously feeding the solution and the reaction reagent to a flow path, intermittently injecting bubbles into the flow path to produce a gas-liquid slug flow in which a mixed liquid containing the solution and the reaction reagent is segmented into a plurality of droplets by the bubbles; continuing the feed of the gas-liquid slug flow in the flow path, thereby facilitating the mixing of the solution and the reaction reagent, and the gasification of the target component by the mixing, in each droplet, and the movement of a target component-derived gas produced by the gasification to the bubbles; and recovering the target component-derived gas with an absorbing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., BL TEC K.K.
    Inventors: Makoto NAGAOKA, Fumihiro YOSHINAGA, Atsumi KOYANAGI, Shunichi HATAMOTO, Yozo ISHIHARA, Makiko KUMAGAI, Takashi NISHIMURA