Patents by Inventor Koji Noishiki

Koji Noishiki 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: 20220258070
    Abstract: The interaction system includes: an interaction unit internally including a process flow path that allows a first fluid and a second fluid to flow through the process flow path so as to come into contact and interact with each other; a separation container connected to an outlet of the process flow path so as to receive a mixed fluid of the first fluid and the second fluid discharged from the outlet of the process flow path to retain the received mixed fluid to separate the mixed fluid into the first fluid and the second fluid; a first fluid supply device configured to supply the first fluid to an inlet of the process flow path; a second fluid path connecting a region, where the separated second fluid is accumulated, of the separation container and the inlet of the process flow path so as to guide the second fluid separated in the separation container to the inlet of the process flow path; and a second fluid feed pump provided on the second fluid path to send the second fluid separated in the separation conta
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Koji NOISHIKI, Nobumasa ICHIHASHI
  • Patent number: 11413595
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow device having high freedom of choosing means for detecting flow errors. The fluid flow device includes a channel forming body. The channel forming body forms a plurality of fluid channels, a plurality of detection spaces corresponding to the fluid channels, respectively, and a plurality of communication channels providing respective communications between the fluid channels and the detection spaces corresponding thereto, respectively. Each of the detection spaces contains a detection fluid and a detection gas aligned in a longitudinal direction thereof, and an interface is formed therebetween. The detection gas is contained in the detection space so as to allow the position of the interface to be changed with the pressure change of a processing object fluid that flows through the fluid channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Matsuoka, Koji Noishiki, Tomohiro Ozono
  • Patent number: 11397061
    Abstract: A fluid flow-path device facilitates a maintenance operation to remove a foreign substance adhered to a member, to prevent passage of the foreign material. The fluid flow-path device has a distribution header including a partition member and a header body in a flow-path formation body. The partition member partitions a distribution space of the distribution header into an upstream-side space that communicates with a supply opening in the header body, and a downstream-side space that communicates with a plurality of flow paths in the flow-path formation body. The partition member includes a region that prevents a foreign substance in a fluid from flowing from the upstream-side space to the downstream-side space, while allowing the fluid to flow. The header body has an opening that allows a washing fluid to flow into the downstream-side space, and an opening that allows the washing fluid to be discharged from the upstream-side space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Noishiki
  • Publication number: 20220205730
    Abstract: A laminated fluid warmer includes: a laminate including a target fluid layer having a plurality of target fluid channels through which a warming target fluid flows, and a warming fluid layer that is laminated on the target fluid layer and has a plurality of warming fluid channels through which a warming fluid for warming the target fluid layer flows; and a collection device that collects at least a part of the warming fluid accumulated in the plurality of warming fluid channels. The collection device includes a storage portion that receives the warming fluid flowing out from the warming fluid channel when collecting the warming fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yohei KUBO, Koji NOISHIKI, Yasutake MIWA, Masataka AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20220178620
    Abstract: A fluid flow channel device includes a main body and a non-ceramic sub-body. The main body has a plurality of internal flow channels, and inlets and outlets thereof are arranged so as to be exposed on an outer side surface. The sub-body has a fluid supply path and a fluid recovery path. A supply port of the fluid supply path is arranged to face the inlets of the plurality of internal flow channels. A recovery port of the fluid recovery path is arranged to face the outlets of the plurality of internal flow channels. By disposing the supply port and the recovery port for transferring the fluid to and from the plurality of internal flow channels in the sub-body, it is possible to prevent a large thermal stress from being applied to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomohiro OZONO, Koji NOISHIKI, Nobumasa ICHIHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220105446
    Abstract: An extraction system includes an extractor that carries out an extraction treatment of bringing a raw material liquid into contact with an extraction liquid so that metal ions are extracted from the raw material liquid to migrate to the extraction liquid, a raw material liquid return path that leads the raw material liquid from a separator to a raw material liquid tank; and a raw material liquid pH regulator addition apparatus connected to a raw material liquid pH adjustment place that is one of the raw material liquid tank and the raw material liquid return path, the raw material liquid pH regulator addition apparatus configured to add a raw material liquid pH regulator to the raw material liquid, the raw material liquid pH regulator being a pH regulator that increases pH of the raw material liquid that have been decreased by the extraction treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210239403
    Abstract: This stacked heat exchanger is provided with: a high temperature layer that comprises a plurality of channels into which a high temperature-side fluid is introduced; and a low temperature layer that is superposed on the high temperature layer and comprises a plurality of channels into which a low temperature-side fluid is introduced, said low temperature-side fluid being at a temperature that is lower than the temperature of the high temperature-side fluid. Each one of the plurality of channels of the low temperature layer has: an upstream-side part in which at least some of the low temperature-side fluid evaporates by being heated by the high temperature-side fluid that flows within the high temperature layer; and a downstream-side part in which the low temperature-side fluid that has evaporated in the upstream-side part is heated by the high temperature-side fluid that flows within the high temperature layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210199392
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat exchanger body having a plurality of layer portions each having a plurality of flow paths, and having a configuration in which adjacent layer portions are joined to each other, an inflow header being configured that a fluid is introduced into the inflow header to flow into the plurality of flow paths, an outflow header being configured that a fluid flowing through the plurality of flow paths merges, a cover portion covering all joint portions of the adjacent layer portions or all joint portions of components of layer portions, the joint portions exposed on an outer surface of the heat exchanger body at a portion other than a portion where the inflow header and the outflow header are disposed, and a lead-out portion connected to the cover portion and forming an internal flow path communicating with a space between the cover portion and the heat exchanger body. The lead-out portion is configured to emit a fluid to a predetermined region set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Kenichiro MITSUHASHI, Takashi KOGUSHI, Masato YAMADA, Susumu TERADA, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210041190
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow-path device with which it is possible to easily perform maintenance that is an operation to remove a foreign substance, which adheres to a member for preventing passage of the foreign material, from the member. This fluid flow-path device is provided with a distribution header including a partition member and a header body disposed in a flow-path formation body. The partition member partitions a distribution space formed by the distribution header into an upstream-side space that communicates with a supply opening provided in the header body, and a downstream-side space that communicates with each of a plurality of flow paths formed in the flow-path formation body. The partition member includes a region that prevents a foreign substance included in a fluid of interest from flowing from the upstream-side space to the downstream-side space while allowing the fluid of interest to flow from the upstream-side space to the downstream-side space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20210041164
    Abstract: Provided is a reliquefaction device with which a gas gasified from a liquid can be efficiently reliquefied. A plurality of flow passages include: a mixing flow passage which is connected to the downstream end section of one among a liquid flow passage and a gas flow passage and allows a fluid mixture to flow so that a reliquefaction promoting liquid flowing through the liquid flow passage and a reliquefaction target gas flowing through the gas flow passage are mixed and the reliquefaction of the reliquefaction target gas is promoted by direct heat exchange; and a gas cooling flow passage which allows a coolant to flow and cool the reliquefaction target gas by means of indirect heat exchange with the reliquefaction target gas through a separation wall, thereby suppressing the gasification of the reliquefaction promoting liquid when the reliquefaction target gas is mixed with the reliquefaction promoting liquid flowing through the liquid flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventor: Koji NOISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20200338546
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow-passage device in which the flow passage length of each of a plurality of fluid flow-passages can be increased even if the plurality of fluid flow-passages are formed so as to extend in parallel to each other, and in which the inside of each of the plurality of fluid flow-passages can be easily cleaned. In the fluid flow-passage device, a plurality of fluid flow-passages which extend in parallel to each other and through which a fluid is made to flow are disposed. The fluid flow-passage device comprises: a body having a plurality of substrates that are laminated in a prescribed lamination direction; and a plurality of lids, each of which can be attached to and detached from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomohiro OZONO, Yutaka YAGI, Koji NOISHIKI
  • Patent number: 10801671
    Abstract: A gas supply system (2) includes a compressor unit (21), an accumulator unit (23), a pre-cooling system (24) and a housing (4). In the gas supply system (2), the compressor unit (21) is vertically arranged and the pre-cooling system (24) is arranged above the accumulator unit (23) in the housing (4). The compressor unit (21) and the accumulator unit (23) are covered by one rectangular parallelepiped housing (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kenji Nagura, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Takashi Okuno, Koji Noishiki, Akitoshi Fujisawa, Shinichi Miura
  • Patent number: 10746473
    Abstract: A stacked type fluid heater includes a first low temperature layer with low temperature side flow passages into which target medium to be heated is introduced, a first high temperature layer with high temperature side flow passages into which heating medium for heating the target medium to be heated is introduced, a second high temperature layer with high temperature side flow passages into which the heating medium is introduced. The target medium has a temperature lower than the freezing point of the heating medium. The first high temperature layer includes the high temperature side flow passages located adjacent each other via a metal material of the first high temperature layer. The high temperature side flow passages of the first high temperature layer and those of the second high temperature layer are adjacent each other via a metal material of the second high temperature layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Noishiki, Yasutake Miwa
  • Publication number: 20200147658
    Abstract: Provided is a method for cleaning an arbitrary fluid channel in a fluid flow device including a channel-forming body forming a plurality of fluid channels, a first header, and a second header. The method includes opening a cleaning-target channel included in the plurality of fluid channels and closing a non-cleaning-target channel which is the other fluid channel; and supplying a cleaning liquid to a cleaning-liquid supply header selected from the first header and the second header in a state where the non-cleaning-target channel is closed to cause the cleaning liquid to flow only through the cleaning-target channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Koji NOISHIKI, Tomohiro OZONO
  • Patent number: 10634283
    Abstract: A gas supply system—includes a compressor unit, an accumulator unit, a pre-cooling system and a housing. In the gas supply system, the compressor unit is vertically arranged and the pre-cooling system is arranged above the accumulator unit in the housing. The compressor unit and the accumulator unit are covered by one rectangular parallelepiped housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nagura, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Takashi Okuno, Koji Noishiki, Akitoshi Fujisawa, Shinichi Miura
  • Publication number: 20200122111
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid flow device having high freedom of choosing means for detecting flow errors. The fluid flow device includes a channel forming body. The channel forming body forms a plurality of fluid channels, a plurality of detection spaces corresponding to the fluid channels, respectively, and a plurality of communication channels providing respective communications between the fluid channels and the detection spaces corresponding thereto, respectively. Each of the detection spaces contains a detection fluid and a detection gas aligned in a longitudinal direction thereof, and an interface is formed therebetween. The detection gas is contained in the detection space so as to allow the position of the interface to be changed with the pressure change of a processing object fluid that flows through the fluid channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Koji NOISHIKI, Tomohiro OZONO
  • Patent number: 10561963
    Abstract: A liquid-liquid contact device includes: an internal casing surrounding an inner chamber for providing countercurrent contact between a light liquid and a heavy liquid; an external casing surrounding the internal casing so as to form an outer chamber around the internal casing; a light liquid introduction tube guiding the light liquid to the inner chamber; and a heavy liquid introduction tube guiding the heavy liquid to the inner chamber. The internal casing has an upper opening and a lower opening which opens at a location below the upper opening. The external casing has a heavy liquid discharge outlet through which the heavy liquid is allowed to be discharged from the outer chamber, and a light liquid discharge outlet which is disposed above the heavy liquid discharge outlet and through which the light liquid is allowed to be discharged from the outer chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Matsuoka, Koji Noishiki, Tomohiro Ozono
  • Patent number: 10525405
    Abstract: A gas transfer processing method includes: transferring gas to an inside or an outside of an absorption liquid within respective processing flow paths while circulating the absorption liquid through the respective processing flow paths; after the gas transferring, separating a mixed fluid including the absorption liquid discharged from outlets of the respective processing flow paths and gas by respective separation headers into the absorption liquid and the gas; and circulating the absorption liquid separated in the separating by returning the separated absorption liquid from the separation headers to inlets of the respective processing flow paths through respective recirculation lines, thus introducing the absorption liquid to the respective processing flow paths. The process promotes transfer of a target component to an absorption liquid, while enabling execution of a component transfer process by compact equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akitoshi Fujisawa, Koji Noishiki, Akira Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10413861
    Abstract: A separation method including: preparing a separation device including an absorption processor absorbing into an absorption liquid a target component in a fluid to be processed, by an absorption microduct and a cooling medium microduct positioned for heat exchange; causing the fluid to be processed and the absorption liquid to pass through the absorption microduct in mutual contact, thus causing the target component to be absorbed into the absorption liquid from the fluid to be processed; cooling the fluid to be processed and the absorption liquid by flowing a cooling medium through the cooling medium microduct, and causing heat exchange between the fluid to be processed and absorption liquid flowing through the absorption microduct and the cooling medium; and separating, into the fluid to be processed and the absorption liquid, the mixed fluid of the fluid to be processed after the target component has been absorbed by the absorption liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akitoshi Fujisawa, Koji Noishiki, Akira Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10376812
    Abstract: An extraction and separation method separating a specific component from a raw material fluid using an extraction device including plural stages of extraction units connected sequentially. The extraction and separation method includes: extracting the specific component into an extraction solvent having a difference in specific gravity with respect to that raw material fluid from the raw material fluid while causing the raw material fluid and the extraction solvent to flow in a state of contact with each other in the extraction units for each stage; introducing at least part of the fluid discharged from an extraction unit to the next stage extraction unit in a state wherein the raw material fluid and the extraction solvent are mixed; and a final separation separating the raw material fluid, after the specific component has been extracted in the fluid discharged from the extraction unit in a final stage, and the extraction solvent that has extracted the specific component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Noishiki, Akira Matsuoka, Yuji Kurishiro