Patents by Inventor Kazuo Tominaga

Kazuo Tominaga 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: 20220139586
    Abstract: As an organic iodine remover that removes organic iodine in a containment vessel of a nuclear reactor, an organic agent (for example, an ionic liquid, an interfacial active agent, a quaternary salt, or a phase transfer catalyst) having a function of dissolving and decomposing the organic iodine and retaining iodine is used. The organic iodine remover is a substance composed of a cation and an anion. The organic iodine remover is, in particular, an organic iodine remover in which, in a structure of the cation of the organic agent, carbon or oxygen is bonded to, via a single bond, to a phosphorus element, a sulfur element or a nitrogen element, the number of carbon chains is 2 or more, and an anionic structure is configured with a substance with high nucleophilicity. By using such an organic agent, the organic iodine is removed with an efficiency of 99% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Sohei FUKUI, Motoi TANAKA, Masaaki TANAKA, Fumio TOTSUKA, Tomoharu HASHIMOTO, Kazuo TOMINAGA
  • Publication number: 20220139587
    Abstract: To provide an iodine trapping apparatus capable of trapping organic iodine in a wide temperature range with high efficiency. The iodine trapping apparatus includes a first trapping agent 2 capable of trapping organic iodine in a gas in a nuclear power structure main body. The first trapping agent 2 contains a generating and trapping component which generates an iodide ion (I?) from organic iodine (RI) and traps the generated iodide ion, and a generating component which is different from the generating and trapping component, generates an iodide ion from the organic iodine at least at 100° C. to 130° C., and traps the generated iodide ion in the generating and trapping component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Sohei FUKUI, Kazushige ISHIDA, Tsuyoshi ITO, Kazuo TOMINAGA, Motoi TANAKA, Masaaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220051813
    Abstract: An organic iodine trapping apparatus and method efficiently traps organic iodine in a nuclear reactor container vessel. A liquid vessel contains a non-volatile liquid (e.g., ionic liquid or interfacial active agent solution) capable of decomposing organic iodine. An introduction pipe introduces a fluid containing organic iodine in the nuclear reactor container vessel to the non-volatile liquid. The non-volatile liquid is heated by heat in the nuclear reactor container vessel or reaction heat of the fluid in the nuclear reactor container vessel. Then, the trapping apparatus decomposes and traps the organic iodine. The organic iodine trapping method includes heating a non-volatile liquid capable of decomposing organic iodine by heat in the nuclear reactor container vessel or reaction heat of fluid in the nuclear reactor container vessel; making the fluid containing organic iodine pass through the heated non-volatile liquid; and decomposing and trapping the organic iodine in the non-volatile liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Sohei FUKUI, Motoi TANAKA, Masaaki TANAKA, Fumio TOTSUKA, Tomoharu HASHIMOTO, Kazuo TOMINAGA
  • Publication number: 20210316248
    Abstract: There is provided an organic iodine trapping apparatus that can efficiently trap an organic iodine without using complicated or large equipment. An organic iodine trapping apparatus 30 is an apparatus that traps an organic iodine, including: a trapping vessel 1 through which gas containing an organic iodine is passed; an organic iodine remover 2 (Example: trihexyl (tetradecyl) phosphonium chloride, or the like) that is disposed in or injected into the trapping vessel 1 and decomposes the organic iodine; and a trapping material 3 that is disposed in or injected into the trapping vessel 1 and traps iodine ions generated by decomposition of the organic iodine, in which the trapping material 3 is a metal (Example: silver or the like) or a metal compound (Example: silver chloride, silver oxide, or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Sohei FUKUI, Kazushige ISHIDA, Kazuo TOMINAGA, Motoi TANAKA, Tomoharu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170315241
    Abstract: A radiation monitor for accurately measuring the dose rate of radiation by suppressing the risk of explosion or the like is provided. The radiation monitor includes a radiation emitting element which includes a light emitting part emitting light of an intensity corresponding to a dose rate of incident radiation, an optical fiber which is connected to the radiation emitting element and transmits the light emitted from the light emitting part, an electric pulse converter which is connected to the optical fiber and transmits one electric pulse for one photon of the transmitted light, an electric pulse detector which is connected to the electric pulse converter and counts the electric pulse transmitted from the electric pulse converter, and an analyzer which is connected to the electric pulse detector and converts the electric pulse count rate obtained by the electric pulse detector into a radiation dose rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro TADOKORO, Kazuo TOMINAGA, Katsunori UENO, Kouichi OKADA, Yasushi NAGUMO, Hitoshi KUWABARA, Keisuke SASAKI
  • Patent number: 6413421
    Abstract: In an oil filter for filtering oil from an internal combustion engine, a protection member is inserted into an inner peripheral side of a filter element assembly, a recess portion is provided in the protection member to be recessed from an outer peripheral surface of the protection member, and a magnetic member having a thickness approximately equal to a recess dimension of the recess portion is disposed in the recess portion. Thus, a holding state of the magnetic member between the recess portion of the protection member and the filter element assembly can be sufficiently maintained without depending on a contact state between the magnetic member 31 and the recess portion of the protection member. Thus, the oil filter can filter impurities mixed in oil and can remove very fine iron powder contained in oil, while the holding state of the magnetic member can be sufficiently maintained with a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Nakatsukasa, Kazuo Tominaga
  • Patent number: 5390345
    Abstract: A signal which results from cross modulation of two or more nearby received waves contained in the output of a high-frequency amplifier or mixer of a radio receiver, for example, a low-frequency signal corresponding to a channel separation frequency is extracted. The gain of the high-frequency amplifier or attenuation of a variable attenuator provided in the preceding stage of the amplifier is controlled in accordance with the level of the low-frequency signal. Alternatively, the gain of the high-frequency amplifier or attenuation of the variable attenuator is controlled in accordance with the level of the low-frequency signal when it is equal to or larger than a predetermined value. This permits normal reception of a desired wave, even if the signal receiving level is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignees: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Toyo Communication Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Wada, Kazuo Tominaga