Patents by Inventor Koichi Tanimoto

Koichi Tanimoto 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: 10886558
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module that allows suppressing impairment of battery performance, through suitable control of a restraining pressure that is exerted in the stacking direction of a stack, also in a case where unit cells expand/shrink when charged/discharged. The battery module is provided with a stack in which a plurality of unit cells is stacked, and with a pressure regulation member, which is disposed at least at one site from among a gap between the stacked unit cells, and a first end and a second end in the stacking direction, and which regulates a restraining pressure exerted in the stacking direction of the stack. The pressure regulation member is provided with a liquid holding section and a liquid storage section. The liquid holding section is provided with a liquid holding body capable of holding a liquid. The liquid storage section has a space capable of storing the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma Sakamoto, Satomi Yamamoto, Koichi Tanimoto, Shinya Omura
  • Patent number: 10866180
    Abstract: A particle diameter acquisition device includes an intensity distribution acquisition unit configured to acquire an intensity distribution of scattered light scattered from a multi-phase flow including dispersed phase at the time of irradiating the multi-phase flow with irradiation light, an attenuation gradient acquisition unit configured to acquire an attenuation gradient in the intensity distribution on the basis of the intensity distribution of the scattered light, a concentration acquisition unit configured to acquire a concentration of the dispersed phase in the multi-phase flow, a database configured to store intensity distribution data which is an intensity distribution of scattered light for each particle diameter and concentration of a dispersed phase, and a particle diameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a particle diameter of the dispersed phase on the basis of the acquired attenuation gradient, concentration, and intensity distribution data with reference to the intensity distribution da
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kondo, Yoshiteru Komuro, Atsushi Kodama, Koichi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20200378843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat flux measurement system including a first wire, a first heat flux sensor singly provided in the middle of the first wire, a second wire including a first end connected to the first wire at a position closer to a first end of the first wire than the first heat flux sensor in which the second wire is formed of the same material as that of the first wire, a second heat flux sensor singly provided in the middle of the second wire, a first detection unit detecting a voltage between opposite ends of the first wire, and a second detection unit detecting a voltage between the first end of the first wire and a second end of the second wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi MORIWAKI, Ryo YOSHINO, Hiroshi MAKIGANO, Koichi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200326270
    Abstract: A particle diameter acquisition device includes an intensity distribution acquisition unit configured to acquire an intensity distribution of scattered light scattered from a multi-phase flow including dispersed phase at the time of irradiating the multi-phase flow with irradiation light, an attenuation gradient acquisition unit configured to acquire an attenuation gradient in the intensity distribution on the basis of the intensity distribution of the scattered light, a concentration acquisition unit configured to acquire a concentration of the dispersed phase in the multi-phase flow, a database configured to store intensity distribution data which is an intensity distribution of scattered light for each particle diameter and concentration of a dispersed phase, and a particle diameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a particle diameter of the dispersed phase on the basis of the acquired attenuation gradient, concentration, and intensity distribution data with reference to the intensity distribution da
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KONDO, Yoshiteru KOMURO, Atsushi KODAMA, Koichi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200259128
    Abstract: The invention provides an all-solid-state battery stack with high voltage. The all-solid-state battery stack of the disclosure has a plurality of monopolar battery units stacked together via insulator layers. The monopolar battery unit also has a first current collector layer, a first active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a second active material layer, a second current collector layer, a second active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a first active material layer and a first current collector layer, stacked in that order. The plurality of monopolar battery units are connected together in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi TANAKA, Hajime Hasegawa, Satomi Yamamoto, Koichi Tanimoto, Sokichi Okubo
  • Publication number: 20200075184
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of plate-shaped fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the plate-shaped fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Publication number: 20200075185
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of plate shaped fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the plate shaped fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Publication number: 20190296289
    Abstract: Provided by the present disclosure is a batten pack in which both battery performance and durability of an all solid state battery are improved. Provided is a battery pack provided with a plurality of single batteries and a constraining mechanism. The constraining mechanism constrains the arranged single batteries in such a way that stress exists in the direction of compression along the arrangement direction. In addition, in a direction which intersects the arrangement direction, when a direction in which the external connection terminals extend is deemed to be a first direction and the direction opposite the first direction is deemed to a second direction, the constraining mechanism is configured in such a way that the stress increases from the first direction towards the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Koichi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190229364
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module that allows suppressing impairment of battery performance, through suitable control of a restraining pressure that is exerted in the stacking direction of a stack, also in a case where unit cells expand/shrink when charged/discharged. The battery module is provided with a stack in which a plurality of unit cells is stacked, and with a pressure regulation member, which is disposed at least at one site from among a gap between the stacked unit cells, and a first end and a second end in the stacking direction, and which regulates a restraining pressure exerted in the stacking direction of the stack. The pressure regulation member is provided with a liquid holding section and a liquid storage section. The liquid holding section is provided with a liquid holding body capable of holding a liquid. The liquid storage section has a space capable of storing the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma SAKAMOTO, Satomi YAMAMOTO, Koichi TANIMOTO, Shinya OMURA
  • Patent number: 10319482
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of plate-shaped fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the plate-shaped fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Publication number: 20190160526
    Abstract: An industrial equipment includes a cavity configured to store a coolant, and a cooling acceleration device which is accommodated in the cavity and is put in the coolant stored in the cavity. The cooling acceleration device includes a passage formation portion in which a tubular passage extending in a horizontal direction is formed, and an introduction portion configured to introduce molten material dropped into the cavity to the passage formation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Hironori Noguchi, Ling Cheng, Koichi Tanimoto, Takuo Oda, Yoshiteru Komuro
  • Patent number: 10029397
    Abstract: An autoclave (1) is one in which a heat application target molded material (W) is retained in shape by a retaining jig (4) which has a cavity (15) therein, and is heat-cured with high temperature gas. The autoclave is provided with: a pressure vessel (2) in the interior of which the molded material (W) is arranged; a high temperature gas supplying device (5) which supplies the high temperature gas to the molded material (W) within the pressure vessel (2); and an auxiliary high temperature gas supplying device (7) which supplies the high temperature gas into the interior of the cavity (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kondo, Koichi Tanimoto, Yukio Takeuchi, Yusuke Yanase
  • Publication number: 20170087746
    Abstract: An autoclave (1) is one in which a heat application target molded material (W) is retained in shape by a retaining jig (4) which has a cavity (15) therein, and is heat-cured with high temperature gas. The autoclave is provided with: a pressure vessel (2) in the interior of which the molded material (W) is arranged; a high temperature gas supplying device (5) which supplies the high temperature gas to the molded material (W) within the pressure vessel (2); and an auxiliary high temperature gas supplying device (7) which supplies the high temperature gas into the interior of the cavity (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KONDO, Koichi TANIMOTO, Yukio TAKEUCHI, Yusuke YANASE
  • Patent number: 9586345
    Abstract: An autoclave (1) is one in which a heat application target molded material (W) is retained in shape by a retaining jig (4) which has a cavity (15) therein, and is heat-cured with high temperature gas. The autoclave is provided with: a pressure vessel (2) in the interior of which the molded material (W) is arranged; a high temperature gas supplying device (5) which supplies the high temperature gas to the molded material (W) within the pressure vessel (2); and an auxiliary high temperature gas supplying device (7) which supplies the high temperature gas into the interior of the cavity (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kondo, Koichi Tanimoto, Yukio Takeuchi, Yusuke Yanase
  • Publication number: 20160203880
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of platy fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the platy fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Patent number: 9188393
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead has a plurality of holes and divides a low-pressure chamber at low pressure in the vertical direction. A cooling-tube bank is located in an upper section of the low-pressure chamber and performs heat exchange with low-pressure steam guided to the low-pressure chamber by introducing coolant therein to condense the low-pressure steam to low-pressure steam condensate. A reheat chamber serves as a lower section of the low-pressure chamber and stores the low-pressure steam condensate falling from the holes in the pressure bulkhead. A high-pressure-steam introducing unit introduces high-pressure steam within a high-pressure chamber at high pressure to the reheat chamber. A plurality of plate members are parallel to each other below the pressure bulkhead and extend in a falling direction of the condensate falling from the holes in the pressure bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Issaku Fujita, Satoshi Hiraoka, Jiro Kasahara, Seiho Utsumi, Koichi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9181217
    Abstract: The present invention provides an industrially advantageous method for producing an optically active naphthalene compound useful as a therapeutic agent for dermatitis or the like. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for producing an optically active naphthalene compound [I], which comprises: a step of reacting a compound [a-1] and a compound [b-1] with each other in the presence of a base and a catalyst that is composed of a Pd compound and a tertiary phosphine ligand (step a); a step of asymmetrically hydrogenating a compound [c-1] in the presence of a hydrogen donor and a complex that is prepared from a ruthenium compound and a chiral ligand, or alternatively in the presence of an optically active oxazaborolidine compound (a CBS catalyst) and a boron hydride compound (step b); and a step of treating a compound [d-1] with a reducing agent (step c). (In the above formulae, Ra and Rb represent the same or different lower alkyl groups; and X1 represents a halogen atom.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Matsuyama, Masanori Hatsuda, Masahiko Yoshinaga, Mitsuhiro Yada, Koichi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20150152082
    Abstract: The present invention provides an industrially advantageous method for producing an optically active naphthalene compound useful as a therapeutic agent for dermatitis or the like. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for producing an optically active naphthalene compound [I], which comprises: a step of reacting a compound [a-1] and a compound [b-1] with each other in the presence of a base and a catalyst that is composed of a Pd compound and a tertiary phosphine ligand (step a); a step of asymmetrically hydrogenating a compound [c-1] in the presence of a hydrogen donor and a complex that is prepared from a ruthenium compound and a chiral ligand, or alternatively in the presence of an optically active oxazaborolidine compound (a CBS catalyst) and a boron hydride compound (step b); and a step of treating a compound [d-1] with a reducing agent (step c). (In the above formulae, Ra and Rb represent the same or different lower alkyl groups; and X1 represents a halogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Matsuyama, Masanori Hatsuda, Masahiko Yoshinaga, Mitsuhiro Yada, Koichi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20150053377
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat transfer tube; a plurality of fins each having ark-shaped contact surfaces configured to be brought into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the heat transfer tube, each of the fins being attached from the outside in a radial direction of the heat transfer tube; an adhesive that bonds the outer peripheral surface of the heat transfer tube and the contact surface of each of the fins; and a position regulation portion which is provided between the fins adjacent to each other in the tube axis direction and regulates a position in the tube axis direction of each of the fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Yoshihiko Yoshida, Yukihiro Sakaguchi, Masahiro Yoshioka, Fumikazu Ogata
  • Patent number: 8921380
    Abstract: Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine compound, having CB1 receptor-antagonizing activity, of formula [I]: wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and each is an optionally substituted aryl group, etc., R0 is hydrogen, an alkyl group, etc., E is —C(?O)— or —SO2—, R is a group of formula [i], [ii] or [iii], etc: Ring A is a C3-8 cycloalkyl group optionally fused to a benzene ring or a benzene ring, Q is a single bond or a methylene group, Ring B is a 4- to 7-membered aliphatic heterocyclic group, said cyclic group binding via its ring-carbon atom to the adjacent nitrogen atom, X is sulfur atom, etc., R3 is an alkyl group optionally substituted by an alkylthio group, R4 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, etc., one of RA and RB is an alkyl group, etc., and the other is hydrogen, an alkyl group, etc., or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanimoto, Mariko Oi, Yasunori Tsuboi, Yasunori Moritani