Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Ishinaga

Hiroyuki Ishinaga 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: 20210268397
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid containing ultrafine bubbles generated by causing film boiling in a liquid with a heat generation member, including: detaching a solid present at a liquid contact surface of the heat generation member in a form of a microscopic substance by using the film boiling; and generating ultrafine bubbles with the detached microscopic substance as a core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Akira Yamamoto, Yumi Yanai, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Hiroyuki Ishinaga
  • Publication number: 20210245124
    Abstract: Provided is a UFB generating apparatus capable of manufacturing an ozone UFB-contained liquid with high purity and quality. To this end, in the UFB generating apparatus capable of generating UFBs containing ozone by causing film boiling in ozone water, a liquid contact portion to come into contact with the ozone water is made of a material with corrosion resistance to ozone water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio Kashino, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Akira Yamamoto, Yumi Yanai, Teruo Ozaki, Hiroyuki Ishinaga
  • Publication number: 20210245072
    Abstract: Provided is a UFB generating apparatus that can achieve compactness, power saving, and low cost. To this end, a liquid containing unit for supplying a liquid to a UFB generating head is fluidly linked to the UFB generating head at a position higher than the UFB generating head in a direction of gravitational force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Toshio Kashino, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Akira Yamamoto, Yumi Yanai, Teruo Ozaki, Hiroyuki Ishinaga
  • Publication number: 20210245116
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrafine bubble generating method and an ultrafine bubble generating apparatus capable of efficiently generating a UFB-containing liquid with high purity. To this end, a flow passage inner volume is varied by using a flow passage inner volume varying element, the liquid is pressurized such that the liquid passes through a narrow portion at high speed and flows into a depressurizing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino
  • Publication number: 20210245118
    Abstract: Provided is a UFB-containing liquid production apparatus that can efficiently produce a UFB-containing liquid with a UFB generation unit. The UFB-containing liquid production apparatus includes: a gas dissolution unit that produces a gas-dissolved liquid by dissolving a gas into a liquid supplied from a liquid supply unit; a UFB generation unit that generates UFBs in the flowing-in gas-dissolved liquid; and a circulation path that supplies the gas-dissolved liquid to the UFB generation unit and supplies a UFB-containing liquid produced by the UFB generation unit to the liquid supply unit. In the circulation path, there is provided a micro-bubble reduction unit that reduces an amount of micro-bubbles contained in the gas-dissolved liquid to flow into the UFB generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Akitoshi Yamada, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Ikuo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210245117
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to improve the generation efficiency of a UFB-contained liquid in a generation apparatus having a circulation mechanism. One embodiment of the present invention is an ultra fine bubble generation apparatus including: a first tank that stores a liquid; a generation unit configured to generate an ultra fine bubble in the liquid output from the first tank; a second tank that stores the liquid output from the generation unit; and a liquid passage that inputs again the liquid stored in the second tank to the first tank, and the ultra fine bubble generation apparatus includes a blocking configuration that blocks an ultra fine bubble included in the stored liquid from being input again to the first tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Yumi Yanai, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Akitoshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Ikuo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210129042
    Abstract: An ultrafine bubble generating apparatus generates thermal-ultrafine bubbles by bringing a liquid into film boiling while using a heater provided to a substrate. The ultrafine bubble generating apparatus includes a control unit which inputs energy to the heater such that a value of a ratio of energy to be inputted to the heater relative to energy with which the heater generates film boiling falls below 1.17 under a condition that the energy to be inputted to the heater is larger than the energy with which the heater generates film boiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Teruo Ozaki, Akitoshi Yamada, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Toshio Kashino
  • Publication number: 20210129041
    Abstract: The abstract of the disclosure is a thermal-ultrafine bubble generation unit which is configured to generate thermal-ultrafine bubbles by bringing a liquid into film boiling. More specifically, the thermal-ultrafine bubble generation unit in the disclosure includes a temperature detection element that is configured to detect generation of the film boiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Takahiro Nakayama, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Akitoshi Yamada, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Hiroki Arai, Kazuki Hirobe, Yukinori Nishikawa, Hisao Okita, Yusuke Komano
  • Publication number: 20210129091
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid producing apparatus capable of reducing the possibility of intermitting supply of a UFB-containing liquid. An ultrafine bubble-containing liquid producing apparatus includes producing units that produce an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid containing ultrafine bubbles by using a liquid supplied from a liquid introducing unit and deliver the produced ultrafine bubble-containing liquid to a liquid delivering unit. The producing units include a plurality of ultrafine bubble generating units capable of operating independently. Each of the plurality of ultrafine bubble generating units is provided to be capable of independently switching between communicating with and being disconnected from the liquid introducing unit and the liquid delivering unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Akitoshi Yamada, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino
  • Publication number: 20210129093
    Abstract: In order to efficiently produce a liquid containing ultrafine bubbles of a desired gas, an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid producing apparatus includes a gas dissolving unit that dissolves a predetermined gas into a liquid, and a UFB generating unit that generates ultrafine bubbles in the liquid in which the predetermined gas is dissolved. A CPU performs control under a first condition in a case of causing the gas dissolving unit to operate in a circulation route passing through the dissolving unit. The CPU performs control under a second condition different from the first condition in a case of causing the UFB generating unit to operate in a circulation route passing through the UFB generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Yamamoto, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Ikuo Nakazawa, Hiroaki Mihara, Hiroyuki Shimoyama
  • Publication number: 20210129090
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a producing unit that generates ultrafine bubbles in a liquid supplied from a liquid introducing unit to produce an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid containing the ultrafine bubbles, and delivers the ultrafine bubble-containing liquid; a liquid delivering unit that delivers the ultrafine bubble-containing liquid to an outside; a buffer tank that receives the liquid delivered from the producing unit and delivers the liquid to the liquid delivering unit; and a controller that controls the delivery of the ultrafine bubble-containing liquid from the buffer tank to the liquid delivering unit such that, if the producing unit stops operating, an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid accumulated in the buffer tank is delivered to the liquid delivering unit to enable the liquid delivering unit to deliver the ultrafine bubble-containing liquid to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Akitoshi Yamada, Masahiko Kubota, Akira Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino
  • Publication number: 20200276550
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrafine bubble generating apparatus that generates ultrafine bubbles by generating film boiling by causing a heater provided in a liquid to generate heat, the ultrafine bubble generating apparatus including: an element substrate including a first heater that generates the film boiling in the liquid and a second heater that is arranged adjacent to the first heater, in which the first heater and the second heater are driven in different timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276512
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrafine bubble generating apparatus and an ultrafine bubble generating method capable of efficiently generating UFBs with high purity. To this end, a chamber is formed by providing a wall, a lid substrate, and an electrode pad on an element substrate in a form of a wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Teruo Ozaki, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga
  • Publication number: 20200276804
    Abstract: Provided is an UFB generating apparatus and an UFB generating method capable of efficiently generating an UFB-containing liquid with high purity. The ultrafine bubble generating apparatus includes a generating unit that generates ultrafine bubbles in a liquid and a post-processing unit that performs predetermined post-processing on the ultrafine bubble-containing liquid generated by the generating unit. The generating unit generates the ultrafine bubbles by causing a heating element, which is provided in the liquid on which the pre-processing is performed, to generate heat to generate film boiling on an interface between the liquid and the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276514
    Abstract: An ultrafine bubble generating apparatus and an ultrafine bubble generating method capable of efficiently generating an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid with high purity are provided. In order to this, a heating element provided in a liquid is caused to generate heat, and film boiling is made on an interface between the liquid and the heating element. A film boiling bubble is generated by the film boiling, and ultrafine bubbles are thus generated near the film boiling bubble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276803
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fine bubble generating apparatus capable of generating fine bubbles efficiently. The present invention includes a fluid flow passage that includes a narrow portion in at least a part thereof, a heating part capable of heating a liquid flowing through the fluid flow passage, and a controlling unit that controls the heating part. The controlling unit controls the heating part to generate film boiling in the liquid to generate ultrafine bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arimizu, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276513
    Abstract: In the present invention, a UFB generating apparatus includes: a target concentration setting unit that sets a target concentration of ultrafine bubbles to be contained in a liquid; a driving unit that drives the heating element to cause film boiling in the liquid to generate the ultrafine bubbles; a generation time setting unit that sets a target generation time required for generating a predetermined amount of the liquid having the target concentration; and a controlling unit that controls the driving unit to adjust a generation speed of the ultrafine bubbles in accordance with the target concentration and the target generation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yumi Yanai, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200278111
    Abstract: An ultrafine bubble generating apparatus that generates ultrafine bubbles by causing a heating element to generate film boiling in a liquid, includes: an element substrate including a heating part provided with multiple heating elements, in which, in the case where an energy for generating the film boiling by each of the multiple heating elements is set to a first value, the element substrate being configured so that the energy inputted to the heating element driven in the heating part is equal to or more than a value obtained by multiplying the first value by a second value and falls within a range from the value to a value obtained by multiplying the first value by a sum of the second value and 0.3, the second value being 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276516
    Abstract: An ultrafine bubble generating apparatus that generates ultrafine bubbles by causing a heating element to generate film boiling in a liquid includes: an element substrate including a heating part provided with multiple heating elements, in which the element substrate is configured to suppress variation of energies inputted to the heating elements in the heating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga, Teruo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200276511
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrafine bubble generating apparatus and an ultrafine bubble generating method that can efficiently generate a UFB-containing liquid with high purity and can extend lifetime of the apparatus additionally. To this end, a shape of a bubble during generation thereof is partially restricted by forming walls around a heating element, and a position in which the bubble disappears is displaced from a position of the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Teruo Ozaki, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Yumi Yanai, Hiroshi Arimizu, Hiroyuki Ishinaga