Patents by Inventor Masahiko Morinaga

Masahiko Morinaga 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: 20200227771
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel cell module comprising a fuel cell, a fuel cell auxiliary machine, and a module case configured to place the fuel cell and the fuel cell auxiliary machine therein. The module case comprises a first space in which the fuel cell is placed and a second space in which the fuel cell auxiliary machine is placed. The first space and the second space adjoin to each other via a partition plate. The partition plate includes a communicating hole that connects the first space and the second space and that is formed in an opening shape having a side or a diameter that is smaller than a width of a gap between the fuel cell and the partition plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko MORINAGA, Masahiro KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180309150
    Abstract: A fuel cell unit includes a fuel cell stack, an electrical device, a harness connected to the electrical device, and a casing incorporating the fuel cell stack, the electrical device, and the harness. The casing includes a first accommodation portion, a second accommodation portion, and a partition wall provided with a first communication hole through which the harness passes, the first accommodation portion accommodating the fuel cell stack, the second accommodation portion accommodating the electrical device, the partition wall partitioning the first accommodation portion and the second accommodation portion, and the partition wall is provided with at least one second communication hole through which the first accommodation portion and the second accommodation portion communicate with each other, in addition to the first communication hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroki SUMIKAWA, Hiroyuki SEKINE, Masahiro KATAYAMA, Masahiko MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20180126455
    Abstract: Provided are flat metal particles having an aggregate structure due to mechanochemical processing. In the present invention, a method of manufacturing flat metal particles includes mechanochemical processing performed on metal powder including metal particles having an average particle diameter of 0.1 ?m to 1000 ?m inclusive. In the mechanochemical processing, flat metal particles are formed from the metal particles by being subjected to rolling processing involving at least one from among processing for deforming the metal particles so as to be flat, processing for layering the metal particles that have been formed to be flat, and processing for flattening a mass of a plurality of the metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi MOTOZUKA, Masahiko MORINAGA, Motohiro TAGAYA
  • Publication number: 20180083301
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel cell module comprising a fuel cell, a fuel cell auxiliary machine, and a module case configured to place the fuel cell and the fuel cell auxiliary machine therein. The module case comprises a first space in which the fuel cell is placed and a second space in which the fuel cell auxiliary machine is placed. The first space and the second space adjoin to each other via a partition plate. The partition plate includes a communicating hole that connects the first space and the second space and that is formed in an opening shape having a side or a diameter that is smaller than a width of a gap between the fuel cell and the partition plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiko Morinaga, Masahiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 8728199
    Abstract: Provided is a novel hydrogen separation membrane formed of a Nb—W—Mo-based alloy. A method for separating hydrogen using the hydrogen separation membrane and hydrogen separation conditions are selected by a particular procedure. A hydrogen separation membrane formed of the Nb—W—Mo-based alloy membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Nagoya University, Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan
    Inventors: Hideto Kurokawa, Takumi Nishii, Yoshinori Shirasaki, Isamu Yasuda, Masahiko Morinaga, Hiroshi Yukawa, Tomonori Nanbu, Yoshihisa Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8293404
    Abstract: A catalyst structure body for a fuel cell includes an agglomerate structure in which agglomerates each formed by aggregation of a catalyst-supporting carbon in which a catalyst is supported on a surface of a carbon have gathered, and a polymer having proton conductivity. The agglomerate structure and the polymer coexist. The polymer has entered pores between the agglomerates in the agglomerate structure. The average thickness of the polymer is set at 3 to 50 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20120192712
    Abstract: Provided is a novel hydrogen separation membrane formed of a Nb—W—Mo-based alloy. A method for separating hydrogen using the hydrogen separation membrane and hydrogen separation conditions are selected by a particular procedure. A hydrogen separation membrane formed of the Nb—W—Mo-based alloy membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicants: TOKYO GAS CO., LTD., INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY, JAPAN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideto Kurokawa, Takumi Nishii, Yoshinori Shirasaki, Isamu Yasuda, Masahiko Morinaga, Hiroshi Yukawa, Tomonori Nanbu, Yoshihisa Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120094693
    Abstract: A telephone directory data sharing system includes a mobile terminal and a navigation device. The mobile terminal includes an information obtaining unit, a telephone directory data generating unit, and a telephone directory data supplying unit. The information obtaining unit obtains objective information including latitude-longitude information based on an external input. The telephone directory data generating unit generates telephone directory data in which the latitude-longitude information is inserted into a field of a name and/or a field of a telephone number. The navigation device includes a telephone directory data obtaining unit and a latitude-longitude information extracting unit. The telephone directory data obtaining unit obtains the telephone directory data supplied from the terminal device. The latitude-longitude information extracting unit extracts the latitude-longitude information from the obtained telephone directory data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Murata, Masahiko Morinaga, Kentaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110200916
    Abstract: An object according to the present invention is to provide a catalyst layer for a fuel cell, which prevents the lowering of the performance due to the lack of oxygen in a high current density region and can provide a desired power, even when containing a small amount of catalyst particles. The catalyst layer for a fuel cell has a structure including: an electroconductive carrier made of a secondary particle which is formed by agglomerating a plurality of primary particles; catalyst particles which are dispersed on and carried by the electroconductive carrier; and an ionomer which covers the electroconductive carrier and the catalyst particles, wherein the catalyst particles have the particle quantity in a range of 0.05 mg/cm2 to 0.15 mg/cm2, the electroconductive carriers have the average secondary particle size in a range of 100 nm to 180 nm, and the ionomer has the film thickness in a range of 6 nm to 16 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Morinaga
  • Patent number: 7820098
    Abstract: In the thermal power system, the electricity production efficiency may be improved by providing turbine members having the improved high temperature characteristic over the corresponding prior art turbine members. Turbine members may be provided by using high resistant steels composed of any one or ones selected from the group consisting of the components, including 0.08 to 0.13% of carbon (C), 8.5 to 9.8% of chromium (Cr), 0 to 1.5% of molybdenum (Mo), 0.10 to 0.25% of vanadium (V), 0.03 to 0.08% of niobium (Nb), 0.2 to 5.0% of tungsten (W), 1.5 to 6.0% of cobalt (Co), 0.002 to 0.015% of boron (B), 0.015 to 0.025% of nitrogen (N), and optionally, 0.01 to 3.0% of rhenium (Re), 0.1 to 0.50% of silicon (Si), 0.1 to 1.0% of manganese (Mo), 0.05 to 0.8% of nickel (Ni) and 0.1 to 1.3% of cupper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignees: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata, Tsukasa Azuma, Kazuhiro Miki, Tohru Ishiguro, Ryokichi Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20100233483
    Abstract: A sulfidation corrosion preventing method for protecting a substrate from sulfidation corrosion, a sulfidation corrosion-resistant high temperature member having excellent sulfidation corrosion resistance, and a method for repairing a heat exchanger tube having cracks are disclosed. A silicon oxide layer is formed on a surface of a substrate; a titanium-containing coating fluid containing a titanium metal or a titanium compound is coated on the silicon oxide layer, heated and oxidized to form a first titanium oxide layer; a carbon layer is formed on a surface of the first titanium oxide layer; and a titanium-containing coating fluid is coated on the carbon layer, heated and oxidized to form a second titanium oxide layer. The substrate is protected or repaired with the silicon oxide layer, the first titanium oxide layer, the carbon layer, and the second titanium oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Indus try
    Inventors: Makoto Kawase, Masahiko Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20100003571
    Abstract: A catalyst structure body for a fuel cell includes an agglomerate structure in which agglomerates each formed by aggregation of a catalyst-supporting carbon in which a catalyst is supported on a surface of a carbon have gathered, and a polymer having proton conductivity. The agglomerate structure and the polymer coexist. The polymer has entered pores between the agglomerates in the agglomerate structure. The average thickness of the polymer is set at 3 to 50 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Masahiko Morinaga
  • Patent number: 7597843
    Abstract: Nickel based superalloys with excellent mechanical strength, corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance, which consist essentially of chromium in an amount of 3 to 7% by weight, cobalt in an amount of 3 to 15% by weight, tungsten in an amount of 4.5 to 8% by weight, rhenium in an amount of 3.3 to 6% by weight, tantalum in an amount of 4 to 8% by weight, titanium in an amount of 0.8 to 2% by weight, aluminum in an amount of 4.5 to 6.5% by weight, ruthenium in an amount of 0.1 to 6%, hafnium in an amount of 0.01 to 0.2% by weight, molybdenum in an amount of less than 0.5% by weight, carbon in an amount 0.06% by weight or less, boron in an amount of 0.01% by weight or less, zirconium in an amount of 0.01% by weight or less, oxygen in an amount of 0.005% by weight or less, nitrogen in an amount of 0.005% by weight or less and inevitable impurities and the balance being nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Yoshinari, Ryokichi Hashizume, Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
  • Patent number: 7306682
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a single-crystal nickel-based superalloy having high creep rupture strength at high temperatures and excel at corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance at high temperatures. Single-crystal nickel-based superalloys with high temperature strength, hot corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance comprising by weight, 3.0 to 7.0% Cr, 9.5 to 15.0% Co, 4.5 to 8.0% W, 3.3 to 6.0% Re, 4.0 to 8.0% Ta, 0.8 to 2.0% Ti, 4.5 to 6.5% Al, 0.01 to 0.2% Hf, less than 0.5% Mo, 0.01% or less C, 0.005% or less B, 0.01% or less Zr, 0.005% or less O, 0.005% or less N, and balance substantially Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
    Inventors: Akira Yoshinari, Ryokichi Hashizume, Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
  • Publication number: 20070235110
    Abstract: Nickel based superalloys with excellent mechanical strength, corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance, which consist essentially of chromium in an amount of 3 to 7% by weight, cobalt in an amount of 3 to 15% by weight, tungsten in an amount of 4.5 to 8% by weight, rhenium in an amount of 3.3 to 6% by weight, tantalum in an amount of 4 to 8% by weight, titanium in an amount of 0.8 to 2% by weight, aluminum in an amount of 4.5 to 6.5% by weight, ruthenium in an amount of 0.1 to 6%, hafnium in an amount of 0.01 to 0.2% by weight, molybdenum in an amount of less than 0.5% by weight, carbon in an amount 0.06% by weight or less, boron in an amount of 0.01% by weight or less, zirconium in an amount of 0.01% by weight or less, oxygen in an amount of 0.005% by weight or less, nitrogen in an amount of 0.005% by weight or less and inevitable impurities and the balance being nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Akira Yoshinari, Ryokichi Hashizume, Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
  • Publication number: 20050091023
    Abstract: A fuel cell simulator is provided which helps to present guidelines for improving performance when analyzing the causes of decline in performance of a fuel cell. In order to achieve the object, the fuel cell simulator according to the present invention displays separately the activation overvoltage, the concentration overvoltage, and the resistance overvoltage, as respective components of the overvoltage. By displaying the respective components of the overvoltage separately, the amount of the loss accounted for respectively by the activation overvoltage, the concentration overvoltage and the resistance overvoltage of the overall loss can be identified readily, thereby serving to present guidelines for improving performance, when analyzing the causes of decline in performance in a fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Fujiuchi, Atsushi Ida, Katsuhiko Kinoshita, Katsuya Matsuoka, Masahiko Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20050067062
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a single-crystal nickel-based superalloy having high creep rupture strength at high temperatures and excel at corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance at high temperatures. Single-crystal nickel-based superalloys with high temperature strength, hot corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance comprising by weight, 3.0 to 7.0% Cr, 9.5 to 15.0% Co, 4.5 to 8.0% W, 3.3 to 6.0% Re, 4.0 to 8.0% Ta, 0.8 to 2.0% Ti, 4.5 to 6.5% Al, 0.01 to 0.2% Hf, less than 0.5% Mo, 0.01% or less C, 0.005% or less B, 0.01% or less Zr, 0.005% or less O, 0.005% or less N, and balance substantially Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicants: HITACHI, LTD., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
    Inventors: Akira Yoshinari, Ryokichi Hashizume, Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata
  • Publication number: 20030024609
    Abstract: In the thermal power system, the electricity production efficiency may be improved by providing turbine members having the improved high temperature characteristic over the corresponding prior art turbine members. Turbine members may be provided by using high resistant steels composed of any one or ones selected from the group consisting of the components, including 0.08 to 0.13% of carbon (C), 8.5 to 9.8% of chromium (Cr), 0 to 1.5% of molybdenum (Mo), 0.10 to 0.25% of vanadium (V), 0.03 to 0.08% of niobium (Nb), 0.2 to 5.0% of tungsten (W), 1.5 to 6.0% of cobalt (Co), 0.002 to 0.015% of boron (B), 0.015 to 0.025% of nitrogen (N), and optionally, 0.01 to 3.0% of rhenium (Re), 0.1 to 0.50% of silicon (Si), 0.1 to 1.0% of manganese (Mo), 0.05 to 0.8% of nickel (Ni) and 0.1 to 1.3% of cupper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata, Tsukasa Azuma, Kazuhiro Miki, Tohru Ishiguro, Ryokichi Hashizume
  • Patent number: 6210497
    Abstract: A super heat-resisting molybdenum-based alloy is disclosed. The alloy includes two or more alloying elements, the type and amount of the alloying elements being determined such that their average d-orbital energy level (average Md) and average bond order (average Bo) satisfy the following formula (3) and such that Tm is in the range of 2250-2700° C. in the following formula (4), the average Md and Bo being calculated by the formulas (1) and (2), and the bond order (Bo) with molybdenum and a d-orbital energy level being determined by the DV−X&agr; cluster method: Average Bo=&Sgr;Boi×C1  (1) Average Md=&Sgr;Mdi×Ci  (2) 1.718≦average Md≦1.881  (3) Tm(°C.)=(average Bo−0.165×average Md−4.899)/9.279×10−5  (4) wherein, Boi is a bond order of element “i”, Mdi is a d-orbital energy level of element “i”, and C1 is an atomic percent of element “i”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignees: Doryokuro Kakunenryo Kaihatsu Jigyodan, Toyohashi University of Technology
    Inventors: Junichi Saito, Yoshiaki Tachi, Shigeki Kano, Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata, Satoshi Inoue, Mitsuaki Furui
  • Patent number: 6174385
    Abstract: A method of designing a ferritic iron-base alloy having excellent characteristics according not to the conventional trial-and-error technique but to a theoretical method, and a ferritic heat-resistant steel for use as the material of turbines and boilers usable even in an ultrasupercritical pressure power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Morinaga, Yoshinori Murata, Ryokichi Hashizume