Patents by Inventor Jin TOMATSU

Jin TOMATSU 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: 20210367260
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fuel cell stack, a fuel cell system and a method for controlling a fuel cell stack, which can reduce obstruction of reactive gas fluid channels caused by freezing of retained water, while allowing size to be reduced. The fuel cell stack of the disclosure comprises water storage units that are formed between every two adjacent fuel cell unit cells, surrounded by the adjacent separators, the wall members and the gaskets, and that communicate with the reactive gas discharge manifold via the gaps of the wall members. The fuel cell system of the disclosure controls either or both the valve and compressor in a reactive gas supply channel and/or the valve in a reactive gas discharge channel, to cause liquid water retained in the water storage units to be discharged out of the fuel cell stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jin TOMATSU, Koro FUJIO, Hikaru TSUTSUI, Masaya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210288341
    Abstract: A substrate for a composite membrane includes a microporous polyolefin membrane for carrying a hydrophilic resin compound within the pores of the microporous membrane wherein: the average pore diameter is 1 nm to 50 nm; the porosity is 50% to 78%; the membrane thickness is 1 ?m to 12 ?m; and, when a mixed solution of ethanol and water (volume ratio ½) is dripped onto a surface of the microporous polyolefin membrane which has not undergone hydrophilization treatment, the contact angle ?1 between the droplet and the surface is 0 to 90 degrees 1 second after the dripping, and the contact angle ?2 between the droplet and the surface is 0 to 70 degrees 10 minutes after the dripping, and the rate of change of the contact angle ((?1??2)/?1×100) is 10 to 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeo YAMAGUCHI, Yuhei OSHIBA, Hidenori OHASHI, Jin TOMATSU, Koji FURUYA, Takao OHNO, Mami NANBU
  • Publication number: 20190267655
    Abstract: To provide an electrolyte membrane that exhibits high proton conductivity even at low humidity, the electrolyte membrane includes a composite membrane including: a microporous polyolefin membrane that has an average pore diameter of 1 to 1000 nm and a porosity of 50 to 90% and that can be impregnated with a solvent having a surface free energy of 28 mJ/m2 or more, and an electrolyte containing a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer having an EW of 250 to 850 loaded into the pores of the microporous polyolefin membrane, wherein the membrane thickness of the composite membrane is 1 to 20 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TEIJIN LIMITED, KANAGAWA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takeo YAMAGUCHI, Yuhei OSHIBA, Hidenori OHASHI, Jin TOMATSU, Koji FURUYA, Takao OHNO, Mami NANBU