Patents by Inventor Kazuki Hagawa

Kazuki Hagawa 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: 11141701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a clogging location determination program for a separation membrane module, in which, in order to determine a clogging location of a separation membrane module in a fresh water generation system for obtaining treated water by filtrating water to be treated by a separation membrane module having a separation membrane, a computer is caused to function as a clogging location determination means for determining a clogging location of the separation membrane module from a resistance in a lower part of the separation membrane module, a filtration resistance of a hollow-fiber membrane, and a resistance in an upper part of the separation membrane module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hagawa, Daishi Tateoka, Kazunori Tomioka, Masayuki Shintani
  • Patent number: 11065582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a clogging location determination program for a separation membrane module, in which, in order to determine a clogging location of a separation membrane module in a fresh water generation system for obtaining treated water by filtrating water to be treated by a separation membrane module having a separation membrane, a computer is caused to function as a clogging location determination means for determining a clogging location of the separation membrane module from a resistance in a lower part of the separation membrane module, a filtration resistance of a hollow-fiber membrane, and a resistance in an upper part of the separation membrane module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hagawa, Daishi Tateoka, Kazunori Tomioka, Masayuki Shintani
  • Publication number: 20190184343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a clogging location determination program for a separation membrane module, in which, in order to determine a clogging location of a separation membrane module in a fresh water generation system for obtaining treated water by filtrating water to be treated by a separation membrane module having a separation membrane, a computer is caused to function as a clogging location determination means for determining a clogging location of the separation membrane module from a resistance in a lower part of the separation membrane module, a filtration resistance of a hollow-fiber membrane, and a resistance in an upper part of the separation membrane module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki HAGAWA, Daishi TATEOKA, Kazunori TOMIOKA, Masayuki SHINTANI
  • Patent number: 10159940
    Abstract: An efficient method is provided for cleaning hollow fiber membrane modules, the method being capable of efficiently removing substances accumulated inside hollow fiber membrane modules. The internal liquid on the raw liquid side of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) is discharged from a lower end face nozzle (19) of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) while air-cleaning is performed. The method for cleaning hollow fiber membrane modules is characterized in that the rate of liquid discharge from the lower end face nozzle of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) when discharging the internal liquid from the lower end face nozzle is adjusted so that the air supplied from the lower end face nozzle of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) through the aeration holes is supplied to the hollow fiber membrane module (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hagawa, Kentaro Kobayashi, Hirofumi Morikawa, Hiroo Takabatake
  • Publication number: 20160051937
    Abstract: An efficient method is provided for cleaning hollow fiber membrane modules, the method being capable of efficiently removing substances accumulated inside hollow fiber membrane modules. The internal liquid on the raw liquid side of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) is discharged from a lower end face nozzle (19) of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) while air-cleaning is performed. The method for cleaning hollow fiber membrane modules is characterized in that the rate of liquid discharge from the lower end face nozzle of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) when discharging the internal liquid from the lower end face nozzle is adjusted so that the air supplied from the lower end face nozzle of the hollow fiber membrane module (3) through the aeration holes is supplied to the hollow fiber membrane module (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hagawa, Kentaro Kobayashi, Hirofumi Morikawa, Hiroo Takabatake