Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Uechi

Hideyuki Uechi 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: 10927713
    Abstract: An intake air cooling device includes a water supply line and a heat pump device. The water supply line is configured to send water to a waste heat recovery boiler which is configured to generate steam using heat of an exhaust gas from a gas turbine. The heat pump device is configured to transfer heat of air suctioned by the gas turbine to water flowing through the water supply line and thereby cool the air while heating the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Eisaku Ito, Hideaki Sugishita, Naoki Hisada
  • Patent number: 10844753
    Abstract: A boiler including one or more evaporators, an economizer, and a low-temperature heat exchanger. The economizer is located on a downstream side of the most downstream evaporator which is an evaporator at the most downstream side among the one or more evaporators. The low-temperature heat exchanger is located on the downstream side of the economizer, has an inlet for receiving water from the outside, and is configured to heat the water introduced from the inlet and sent to the economizer with the combustion gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Hiroyuki Yagita, Kuniaki Aoyama, Hideaki Sugishita, Yukimasa Nakamoto, Yuichi Oka, Naoki Hisada, Tarou Ichihara
  • Publication number: 20200332681
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas turbine plant that includes a gas turbine, an exhaust heat recovery boiler, and a water supply system that is configured to supply water to the exhaust heat recovery boiler. The exhaust heat recovery boiler has an evaporator that uses an exhaust gas to heat water, thereby generating steam, and a reheater that is configured to heat steam from outside with the exhaust gas passing through the evaporator. The water supply system has a water supply line that is configured to supply water from a water supply source to the exhaust heat recovery boiler, and a supplied water temperature regulator that is configured to regulate the temperature of the supplied water, which is the water flowing along the water supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Tatsuo ISHIGURO, Naoki HISADA
  • Publication number: 20200325799
    Abstract: A gas turbine includes: a compressor configured to compress air; a combustor configured to combust fuel in the air compressed by the compressor so as to generate combustion gas; and a turbine configured to be driven using the combustion gas. Air coolers are configured to bleed the air from a plurality of places having different pressures in the compressor and cool the air bled from the respective places so as to generate cooling air. A waste heat recovery device is configured to recover waste heat from at least two of the air coolers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Yukimasa NAKAMOTO, Yuichi OKA
  • Publication number: 20200284169
    Abstract: A gas turbine exhaust heat recovery plant includes a plurality of gas turbine exhaust heat recovery devices that have a gas turbine and an exhaust heat recovery boiler for generating steam by recovering exhaust heat of the gas turbine, a steam-utilizing facility that utilizes the steam generated by the exhaust heat recovery boiler, and an inter-device heat medium supply unit capable of supplying a portion of water heated or a portion of the steam generated by at least one of the gas turbine exhaust heat recovery devices out of the plurality of gas turbine exhaust heat recovery devices, to the other gas turbine exhaust heat recovery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Eisaku ITO
  • Publication number: 20200165971
    Abstract: A steam turbine system (200) includes a steam turbine (60) in which a main flow path (C) through which a main steam flows is formed, and a saturated steam generation portion (210) that is configured to generate a saturated steam. The saturated steam generation portion (210) is configured to feed the saturated steam into a wet region (C1) in which the main steam in the main flow path (C) is in a wet state via a hollow portion formed inside a stator vane (650) of the steam turbine (60). The stator vane (650) has a plurality of supply ports that are formed such that the hollow portion is configured to communicate with the main flow path (C), and a discharge amount of the saturated steam increases from an inner circumferential side toward an outer circumferential side in a blade height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Tatsuo ISHIGURO
  • Publication number: 20200056500
    Abstract: A steam turbine (1) includes an inner casing (3) which has an inner casing body (15) in which a first main flow path (11) to which steam is supplied from an inner introduction port (16) is formed, an outer casing (5) which has an outer casing body (20) which forms a second main flow path (120) between the inner casing body (15) and the outer casing body (20) and an upper discharge port (23) and a lower discharge port (24) which are provided in the outer casing body (20) and through which exhaust steam (S2) is discharged, an upper valve (7) and a lower valve (8) which adjust a flow rate of the discharged exhaust steam (S2), and a control unit (9) which can independently control the upper valve (7) and the lower valve (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Takumi MATSUMURA, Ryo EGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200032676
    Abstract: A gas turbine plant is provided with a gas turbine, a heating device, a decomposition gas line, and a decomposition gas compressor. The heating device heats ammonia and thermally decomposes the ammonia to convert the ammonia into decomposition gas including hydrogen gas and nitrogen gas. The decomposition gas line sends the decomposition gas PG from the heating device to the gas turbine. The decomposition gas compressor increases the pressure of the decomposition gas to a pressure equal to or higher than a feed pressure at which the decomposition gas is allowed to be fed to the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masakazu NOSE, Hideyuki UECHI, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Patent number: 10480411
    Abstract: A waste heat recovery device includes: a low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle in which a low-boiling-point medium circulates while the low-boiling-point medium is repeatedly condensed and evaporated; a heated water line that guides liquid water, which is heated here, to the low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle from a waste heat recovery boiler; and a water recovery line that returns the water, which has passed through the low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle, to the waste heat recovery boiler. The low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle includes a heater that heats the low-boiling-point medium by exchanging heat between the low-boiling-point medium, which is a liquid, and liquid water, which has passed through the heated water line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Hideaki Sugishita, Yukimasa Nakamoto, Yuichi Oka
  • Publication number: 20190323384
    Abstract: A boiler plant includes a boiler which is configured to heat water by a heating fluid to generate steam, a steam utilization device which is configured to use the steam from the boiler, and a heating device which is configured to heat steam using at least energy excluding thermal energy of the heating fluid. The boiler has one or more evaporators which heat water or steam. A first evaporator having a highest internal pressure from among one or more evaporators is configured to heat water or steam having a temperature lower than a constant pressure specific heat maximum temperature, at which constant pressure specific heat in a pressure in the first evaporator is maximum, to be equal to or higher than the constant pressure specific heat maximum temperature. The heating device is configured to heat the steam having a temperature lower than the constant pressure specific heat maximum temperature to be equal to or higher than the constant pressure specific heat maximum temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Kuniaki AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190178111
    Abstract: Provided is a plant that includes: a boiler (30); a device connected to the boiler (30); a water supply source (41) that is configured to pool water; a water supply line (44) that supplies water from the water supply source (41) to the boiler (30); a cooler (50, 60g, 60s, 70g, 70s, 80) that transfers heat from a medium to be cooled to supply-water (W), which is the water flowing along the water supply line (44); a thermometer (59, 69, 79, 89) that determines a temperature of the medium to be cooled or the supply-water; and a temperature regulator (53, 62, 72, 82) that is configured to regulate the temperature of the medium to be cooled on the basis of the temperature determined by the thermometer (59, 69, 79, 89).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Naoki HISADA
  • Patent number: 10287922
    Abstract: A boiler includes one or more evaporators configured to heat water which has flowed therein to a specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure or more in which a specific heat at constant pressure is maximized using a heated fluid and one or more reheaters configured to heat the steam which has come from the boiler using the heated fluid. All the reheaters configured to supply steam to a low-pressure steam turbine are disposed only at a downstream side of the high-pressure evaporator. All the reheaters heat reheating steam (FRHS) containing steam which has passed through a high-pressure steam turbine configured to receive steam supplied from the high-pressure evaporator and having a temperature lower than a specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure in the high-pressure evaporator to less than the specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Hideaki Sugishita, Yuichi Oka
  • Publication number: 20180058267
    Abstract: A boiler including one or more evaporators, an economizer, and a low-temperature heat exchanger. The economizer is located on a downstream side of the most downstream evaporator which is an evaporator at the most downstream side among the one or more evaporators. The low-temperature heat exchanger is located on the downstream side of the economizer, has an inlet for receiving water from the outside, and is configured to heat the water introduced from the inlet and sent to the economizer with the combustion gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hiroyuki YAGITA, Kuniaki AOYAMA, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Yukimasa NAKAMOTO, Yuichi OKA, Naoki HISADA, Tarou ICHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180045080
    Abstract: An intake air cooling device includes a water supply line and a heat pump device. The water supply line sends water to a waste heat recovery boiler which generates steam using heat of an exhaust gas from a gas turbine. The heat pump device transfers heat of air suctioned by the gas turbine to water flowing through the water supply line and thereby cools the air while heating the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Eisaku ITO, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Naoki HISADA
  • Publication number: 20180003085
    Abstract: A boiler includes one or more evaporators configured to heat water which has flowed therein to a specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure or more in which a specific heat at constant pressure is maximized using a heated fluid and one or more reheaters configured to heat the steam which has come from the boiler using the heated fluid. All the reheaters configured to supply steam to a low-pressure steam turbine are disposed only at a downstream side of the high-pressure evaporator. All the reheaters heat reheating steam (FRHS) containing steam which has passed through a high-pressure steam turbine configured to receive steam supplied from the high-pressure evaporator and having a temperature lower than a specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure in the high-pressure evaporator to less than the specific heat maximum temperature at constant pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Yuichi OKA
  • Publication number: 20170152765
    Abstract: A gas turbine including: a compressor that compresses air; a combustor that combusts fuel in the compressed air so as to generate combustion gas; and a turbine that is driven using the combustion gas. A plurality of cooling air coolers bleed the air from a plurality of places having different pressures in the compressor and cool the air bled from the respective places, thereby generating cooling air is provided. A waste heat recovery device that recovers waste heat from the at least two cooling air coolers among the plurality of cooling air coolers is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Yukimasa NAKAMOTO, Yuichi OKA
  • Publication number: 20170074164
    Abstract: A waste heat recovery device includes: a low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle in which a low-boiling-point medium circulates while the low-boiling-point medium is repeatedly condensed and evaporated; a heated water line that guides liquid water, which is heated here, to the low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle from a waste heat recovery boiler; and a water recovery line that returns the water, which has passed through the low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle, to the waste heat recovery boiler. The low-boiling-point medium Rankine cycle includes a heater that heats the low-boiling-point medium by exchanging heat between the low-boiling-point medium, which is a liquid, and liquid water, which has passed through the heated water line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki UECHI, Hideaki SUGISHITA, Yukimasa NAKAMOTO, Yuichi OKA
  • Patent number: 9523283
    Abstract: In a turbine vane and a gas turbine, an outer shroud is fixed to one end of a vane body formed in a hollow shape, an inner shroud is fixed to the other end thereof, and a partition plate is fixed to the inner portions of the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud, so that a cavity is formed so as to be continuous between the partition plate and the group of the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud. Then, the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud are provided with a plurality of cooling holes, and the partition plate is provided with a plurality of penetration holes. Accordingly, since the vane structure or the end wall structure is evenly cooled, a deformation or damage may be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Tomoko Morikawa, Satoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20130315725
    Abstract: In a turbine vane and a gas turbine, an outer shroud is fixed to one end of a vane body formed in a hollow shape, an inner shroud is fixed to the other end thereof, and a partition plate is fixed to the inner portions of the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud, so that a cavity is formed so as to be continuous between the partition plate and the group of the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud. Then, the vane body, the outer shroud, and the inner shroud are provided with a plurality of cooling holes, and the partition plate is provided with a plurality of penetration holes. Accordingly, since the vane structure or the end wall structure is evenly cooled, a deformation or damage may be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Uechi, Tomoko Morikawa, Satoshi Hada