Patents by Inventor Naohiko Abe

Naohiko Abe 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: 11302929
    Abstract: Provided is a method with which it is possible to easily produce an electrode catalyst having excellent catalytic performance such as kinetically controlled current density. The method involves: a dispersion liquid preparation step of preparing a dispersion liquid by mixing (i) at least one type of solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder constituted by a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound, and (v) an aromatic compound including a carboxyl group; and a loading step of heating the dispersion liquid to thereby load a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal on a surface of the catalyst carrier powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Senoo, Koichi Miyake, Koji Taniguchi, Hiromu Watanabe, Naohiko Abe, Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: 11189841
    Abstract: This method for producing an electrode catalyst includes: a dispersion liquid preparation step wherein a dispersion liquid is prepared by mixing (i) at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder composed of a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound and (v) an aromatic compound that contains a carboxyl group; a loading step wherein the dispersion liquid is heated so that a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal is loaded on the surface of the catalyst carrier powder; a solid-liquid separation step wherein a dispersoid is separated from the dispersion liquid after the loading step, thereby obtaining a catalyst powder wherein the catalyst carrier powder is loaded with the platinum alloy; and a heat treatment step wherein the catalyst powder is heated under vacuum or in a reducing gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Senoo, Koichi Miyake, Koji Taniguchi, Hiromu Watanabe, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20210273239
    Abstract: An electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells capable of effectively preventing reduction of cell voltage in a high current density region. The electrode catalyst layer contains a catalyst-on-support composed of a support made of a conductive inorganic oxide having a catalyst supported thereon and a hydrophilic material. The hydrophilic material is an agglomerate including hydrophilic conductive particles. The content of the hydrophilic material in the catalyst layer is 2 mass % or higher and lower than 20 mass % relative to the sum of the support and the hydrophilic material. The ratio of the particle size d1 of the hydrophilic particles to the particle size D of the catalyst-on-support is 0.5 to 3.0. The ratio of the particle size d2 of the hydrophilic material to the thickness T of the catalyst layer is 0.1 to 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi MOGI, Hiromu WATANABE, Ryoma TSUKUDA, Naohiko ABE
  • Patent number: 10629935
    Abstract: In this fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, a catalyst is supported on a carrier comprising inorganic oxide particles. The fuel cell electrode catalyst layer is provided with a porous structure. When a mercury penetration method is used to measure the pore size distribution of the porous structure, a peak is observed in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and a peak is also observed in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m. When P1 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and P2 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m, the value of P2/P1 is 0.2-10 inclusive. It is preferable that the inorganic oxide be tin oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoma Tsukuda, Naohiko Abe, Hiromu Watanabe, Susumu Takahashi, Kenichi Amitani, Akiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10615425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tin oxide containing antimony and at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth. The antimony and the at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth are preferably dissolved in a solid state in tin oxide. The ratio of the number of moles of the element A to the number of moles of antimony, i.e., [(the number of moles of the element A/the number of moles of antimony)], is preferably 0.1 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Miyake, Susumu Takahashi, Hiromu Watanbe, Naohiko Abe, Ryoma Tsukuda, Kenichi Amitani, Koji Taniguchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10501210
    Abstract: In an aerospace vehicle in which a satellite is detachably adapted to the first stage rocket and the second stage rocket, an electronic device 65 is installed in the satellite 60, wherein the electronic device 65 controls the first stage rocket 10 and the second stage rocket 20 before the satellite is detached from the first stage rocket 10 and the second stage rocket 20. Thereby, it is unnecessary to provide sensors, radio devices and electronic devices for exclusive use with respect to the first stage rocket 10 and the second stage rocket 20 so that a manufacturing cost of the rockets 10 and 20 can be reduced and a total weight of the rockets 10 and 20 can become lighter by omitting these equipments. Thus, an aerospace vehicle system within the rockets 10 and 20 can be simplified and a launch of the aerospace vehicle can be prepared within a short period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Kuroda, Masahiro Atsumi, Naohiko Abe, Masahiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20190229345
    Abstract: This method for producing an electrode catalyst includes: a dispersion liquid preparation step wherein a dispersion liquid is prepared by mixing (i) at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder composed of a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound and (v) an aromatic compound that contains a carboxyl group; a loading step wherein the dispersion liquid is heated so that a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal is loaded on the surface of the catalyst carrier powder; a solid-liquid separation step wherein a dispersoid is separated from the dispersion liquid after the loading step, thereby obtaining a catalyst powder wherein the catalyst carrier powder is loaded with the platinum alloy; and a heat treatment step wherein the catalyst powder is heated under vacuum or in a reducing gas atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi SENOO, Koichi MIYAKE, Koji TANIGUCHI, Hiromu WATANABE, Naohiko ABE
  • Publication number: 20190157688
    Abstract: Provided is a method with which it is possible to easily produce an electrode catalyst having excellent catalytic performance such as kinetically controlled current density. The method involves: a dispersion liquid preparation step of preparing a dispersion liquid by mixing (i) at least one type of solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder constituted by a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound, and (v) an aromatic compound including a carboxyl group; and a loading step of heating the dispersion liquid to thereby load a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal on a surface of the catalyst carrier powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi SENOO, Koichi MIYAKE, Koji TANIGUCHI, Hiromu WATANABE, Naohiko ABE, Tatsuya ARAI
  • Publication number: 20180175398
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tin oxide containing antimony and at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth. The antimony and the at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth are preferably dissolved in a solid state in tin oxide. The ratio of the number of moles of the element A to the number of moles of antimony, i.e., [(the number of moles of the element A/the number of moles of antimony)], is preferably 0.1 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Koichi MIYAKE, Susumu TAKAHASHI, Hiromu WATANBE, Naohiko ABE, Ryoma TSUKUDA, Kenichi AMITANI, Koji TANIGUCHI, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Yoshihiro YONEDA, Kazuhiko KATO
  • Publication number: 20170279143
    Abstract: In this fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, a catalyst is supported on a carrier comprising inorganic oxide particles. The fuel cell electrode catalyst layer is provided with a porous structure. When a mercury penetration method is used to measure the pore size distribution of the porous structure, a peak is observed in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and a peak is also observed in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m. When P1 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from 0.005 ?m to 0.1 ?m inclusive, and P2 represents the peak intensity in the range spanning from over 0.1 ?m to not more than 1 ?m, the value of P2/P1 is 0.2-10 inclusive. It is preferable that the inorganic oxide be tin oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ryoma TSUKUDA, Naohiko ABE, Hiromu WATANABE, Susumu TAKAHASHI, Kenichi AMITANI, Akiko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9490440
    Abstract: An electrode foil which has both the functions of a supporting base material and a reflective electrode and also has superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same are provided. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil and a reflective layer provided directly on the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20150243999
    Abstract: A tantalum-containing tin oxide for a fuel cell electrode material, comprising tin oxide containing tantalum. The tantalum content is 0.001-30 mol %. When the tantalum-containing tin oxide is measured by x-ray diffraction, the value for [ITa205/ISnO2]DOPE is smaller than the value for [ITa205/ISnO2]MIX. In addition to the tin oxide particles containing tantalum, ideally a tantalum oxide is present on the surface of the particles. Also, ideally the tantalum oxide is crystalline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Seiichiro Takahashi, Naohiko Abe, Hiromu Watanabe, Susumu Takahashi, Koji Taniguchi, Akiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20140284589
    Abstract: An electrode foil which has both the functions of a supporting base material and a reflective electrode and also has superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same are provided. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil and a reflective layer provided directly on the metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshinori MATSUURA, Nozomu KITAJIMA, Naohiko ABE
  • Patent number: 8816338
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has all the functions of a supporting base material, an electrode and a reflective layer and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil, wherein the electrode foil has at least one outermost surface which is an ultra-smooth surface having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 10.0 nm or less as measured in accordance with JIS B 0601-2001.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Patent number: 8803135
    Abstract: An electrode foil, which has both the functions of a supporting base material and a reflective electrode, and also has superior thermal conductivity, and an organic device using the same are provided. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil and a reflective layer provided directly on the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Patent number: 8791565
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has all the functions of a supporting base material, an electrode and a reflective layer and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil, wherein the electrode foil has at least one outermost surface which is an ultra-smooth surface having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 10.0 nm or less as measured in accordance with JIS B 0601-2001.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20140048791
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has all the functions of a supporting base material, an electrode and a reflective layer and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil, wherein the electrode foil has at least one outermost surface which is an ultra-smooth surface having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 10.0 nm or less as measured in accordance with JIS B 0601-2001.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MATSUURA, Nozomu KITAJIMA, Naohiko ABE
  • Publication number: 20130069042
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has both the functions of a supporting base material and a reflective electrode and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil and a reflective layer provided directly on the metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20130048976
    Abstract: There are provided an electrode foil which has all the functions of a supporting base material, an electrode and a reflective layer and also has a superior thermal conductivity; and an organic device using the same. The electrode foil comprises a metal foil, wherein the electrode foil has at least one outermost surface which is an ultra-smooth surface having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 10.0 nm or less as measured in accordance with JIS B 0601-2001.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Nozomu Kitajima, Naohiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20120141777
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a metal layer with an insulating layer which is uniform and thin and can be produced in low cost. To achieve the object, a laminate composed of a ceramic insulating layer and a metal layer characterized in that the ceramic insulating layer has a binder provided among ceramic particles constituting a ceramic particle film formed by electrophoretic deposition of the ceramic particles is employed. The laminate can be suitably used as a base material for production of various types of electronic devices, the circuit formation of printed wiring boards, semiconductor circuits and circuits including semiconductor circuits, and capacitors utilizing dielectric performance of the ceramic insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Idemoto, Ryuichi Sato, Naohiko Abe