Patents by Inventor Mikito FURUICHI

Mikito FURUICHI 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: 20230112110
    Abstract: A method for recovering rare-earth mud including steps of: (A) penetrating a mud gathering pipe into a layer containing rare-earth mud under the seafloor, (B) preparing a slurry containing a rare earth by loosening rare-earth mud in the mud gathering pipe, and (C) transferring the slurry through a mud raising pipe. A rare-earth mud recovery system including: a mud gathering pipe configured to penetrate into a layer containing rare-earth mud under a seafloor; a stirring device configured to loosen rare-earth mud in the mud gathering pipe; and a mud raising pipe connected to the mud gathering pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventors: Eigou MIYAZAKI, Yoshihisa KAWAMURA, Ikuo SAWADA, Masanori KYO, Mikito FURUICHI, Keita AKIYAMA, Yasuhiro NAMBA