Patents by Inventor Keiichi Tomishige

Keiichi Tomishige 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: 20210205792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel catalyst for hydrogenation for hydrogenating at least one of dicarboxylic acid or its acid anhydride. The catalyst for hydrogenation according to a first embodiment is obtained by supporting at least one of palladium or platinum, and cobalt on a carrier, and subjecting the resulting carrier to a reduction treatment at 400 K or higher. The catalyst for hydrogenation according to a second embodiment is obtained by supporting at least one of palladium or platinum, and molybdenum on a carrier, and subjecting the resulting carrier to a reduction treatment at 500 K or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Toyo Tire Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiko Nakamura, Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Masazumi Tamura
  • Patent number: 11040334
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst for reduction reaction with which 1,4-butanediol or tetrahydrofuran can be obtained with higher selectivity than with the related art, using a raw material derived from biomass. The catalyst is used in a reduction reaction of 3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran with hydrogen, wherein the catalyst contains metal catalysts (1) and (2) below; metal catalyst (1): a catalyst containing M1 and M2 below as metal species and supported on a carrier; and metal catalyst (2): a catalyst containing M1 below as a metal species and supported on a carrier; M1: one or more selected from the group consisting of iron and elements belonging to periods 4 to 6 and groups 5 to 7 of the periodic table; and M2: one or more selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, osmium, and elements belonging to periods 4 to 6 and groups 9 to 11 of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Masazumi Tamura, Yuuichirou Hirai, Yasuteru Kajikawa, Keisuke Ono
  • Patent number: 10751704
    Abstract: A hydrogenation reaction catalyst used for a reaction of 1,4-anhydroerythritol and hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran includes a carrier, at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of an oxide of a Group 6 element and an oxide of a Group 7 element, the oxide being supported on the carrier, and a metal other than a Group 6 element and a Group 7 element, the other metal being supported on the carrier. The amount of the oxide supported on the carrier in terms of a metal atom forming the oxide is 0.01 to 10% by weight based on the total amount of the oxide and the carrier being 100% by weight. The molar ratio in terms of metal of the other metal to the Group 6 element and Group 7 element forming the oxide [other metal/Group 6 element and Group 7 element] is 50/1 to 1/4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Yasuteru Kajikawa, Yuuichirou Hirai
  • Patent number: 10584092
    Abstract: Provided is a method for regenerating an aromatic amide compound into a corresponding aromatic nitrile compound, the method realizing a dehydration reaction of providing a target compound selectively at a high yield with generation of a by-product being suppressed. Also provided is a method for producing an aromatic nitrile compound that decreases the number of steps of dehydration reaction and significantly improves the reaction speed at a pressure close to normal pressure. Furthermore, the above-described production method is applied to a carbonate ester production method to provide a method for producing carbonate ester efficiently. The above-described objects are achieved by a method for producing an aromatic nitrile compound including a dehydration reaction of dehydrating an aromatic amide compound, in which the dehydration reaction uses diphenylether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yousuke Shinkai, Hongyu Liu, Hidefumi Harada, Yoshinori Isahaya, Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Masazumi Tamura, Kimihito Suzuki, Yasuki Namiki
  • Publication number: 20190366304
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst for reduction reaction with which 1,4-butanediol or tetrahydrofuran can be obtained with higher selectivity than with the related art, using a raw material derived from biomass. The catalyst is used in a reduction reaction of 3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran with hydrogen, wherein the catalyst contains metal catalysts (1) and (2) below; metal catalyst (1): a catalyst containing M1 and M2 below as metal species and supported on a carrier; and metal catalyst (2): a catalyst containing M1 below as a metal species and supported on a carrier; M1: one or more selected from the group consisting of iron and elements belonging to periods 4 to 6 and groups 5 to 7 of the periodic table; and M2: one or more selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, osmium, and elements belonging to periods 4 to 6 and groups 9 to 11 of the periodic table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi TOMISHIGE, Yoshinao NAKAGAWA, Masazumi TAMURA, Yuuichirou HIRAI, Yasuteru KAJIKAWA, Keisuke ONO
  • Publication number: 20190262805
    Abstract: A hydrogenation reaction catalyst used for a reaction of 1,4-anhydroerythritol and hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran includes a carrier, at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of an oxide of a Group 6 element and an oxide of a Group 7 element, the oxide being supported on the carrier, and a metal other than a Group 6 element and a Group 7 element, the other metal being supported on the carrier. The amount of the oxide supported on the carrier in terms of a metal atom forming the oxide is 0.01 to 10% by weight based on the total amount of the oxide and the carrier being 100% by weight. The molar ratio in terms of metal of the other metal to the Group 6 element and Group 7 element forming the oxide [other metal/Group 6 element and Group 7 element] is 50/1 to 1/4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi TOMISHIGE, Yoshinao NAKAGAWA, Yasuteru KAJIKAWA, Yuuichirou HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20190185408
    Abstract: Provided is a method for regenerating an aromatic amide compound into a corresponding aromatic nitrile compound, the method realizing a dehydration reaction of providing a target compound selectively at a high yield with generation of a by-product being suppressed. Also provided is a method for producing an aromatic nitrile compound that decreases the number of steps of dehydration reaction and significantly improves the reaction speed at a pressure close to normal pressure. Furthermore, the above-described production method is applied to a carbonate ester production method to provide a method for producing carbonate ester efficiently. The above-described objects are achieved by a method for producing an aromatic nitrile compound including a dehydration reaction of dehydrating an aromatic amide compound, in which the dehydration reaction uses diphenylether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Tohoku University, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke SHINKAI, Hongyu LIU, Hidefumi HARADA, Yoshinori ISAHAYA, Keiichi TOMISHIGE, Yoshinao NAKAGAWA, Masazumi TAMURA, Kimihito SUZUKI, Yasuki NAMIKI
  • Publication number: 20150298101
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran that can be used as a raw material for 1,3-butane diol, using as a raw material a compound that can be derived from biomass. The present invention relates to a method for producing 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran including a step of reacting 1,4-anhydroerythritol and hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran. In the production method, the step of reacting 1,4-anhydroerythritol and hydrogen is preferably allowed to proceed in the presence of a catalyst comprising a carrier and at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of an oxide of a Group 6 element and an oxide of a Group 7 element, the oxide being supported on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi TOMISHIGE, Yoshinao NAKAGAWA, Yasuteru KAJIKAWA, Yuuichirou HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20060051289
    Abstract: In a Pt-modified Ni catalyst prepared by a sequential impregnation method, Pt metal atoms are heavily distributed chiefly on the surface of a Ni metal fine particle. By contrast, in a Pt-modified Ni catalyst prepared by a co-impregnation method, Pt metal atoms exist in the inside of the bulk of Ni metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventor: Keiichi Tomishige
  • Publication number: 20060032139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of gasifying a biomass, comprising heating a fluidized bed reactor loaded with a catalyst represented by Rh/CeO2/M, where M represents SiO2, Al2O3 or ZrO2, to temperatures lower than 800° C. introducing biomass particles into the fluidized bed reactor from an upper portion thereof, introducing air and steam into the fluidized bed reactor from a lower portion thereof, and allowing the biomass particles to react at the surface of the Rh/CeO2/M catalyst so as to manufacture hydrogen and a syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Applicant: President of Tohoku University
    Inventors: Muneyoshi Yamada, Keiichi Tomishige, Mohammad Asadullah, Kimio Kunimori
  • Publication number: 20030115800
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of gasifying a biomass, comprising heating a fluidized bed reactor loaded with a catalyst represented by Rh/CeO2/M, where M represents SiO2, Al2O3 or ZrO2, to temperatures lower than 800° C., introducing biomass particles into the fluidized bed reactor from an upper portion thereof, introducing air and steam into the fluidized bed reactor from a lower portion thereof, and allowing the biomass particles to react at the surface of the Rh/CeO2/M catalyst so as to manufacture hydrogen and a syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Muneyoshi Yamada, Keiichi Tomishige, Mohammad Asadullah, Kimio Kunimori