Patents by Inventor Norihiro Takeuchi

Norihiro Takeuchi 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: 20210319698
    Abstract: A determination device that determines a tendency of a driver who selects a parking space includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding an attribute of the parking space in a parking lot, information regarding behavior of a vehicle driven by the driver in the parking lot, and information regarding behavior of the driver when the driver is driving the vehicle in the parking lot, and a determination unit configured to determine the tendency of the driver when the driver selects the parking space, based on the information regarding the behavior of the vehicle or the information regarding the behavior of the driver and the information regarding the attribute of the parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11127293
    Abstract: A determination device determines a tendency of a driver who selects a parking space and includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire information regarding an attribute of the parking space in a parking lot, information regarding behavior of a vehicle driven by the driver in the parking lot, and information regarding behavior of the driver when the driver is driving the vehicle in the parking lot. The determination unit is configured to determine the tendency of the driver when the driver selects the parking space, based on the information regarding the behavior of the vehicle or the information regarding the behavior of the driver and the information regarding the attribute of the parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210039048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane separation system including a plurality of separation membrane elements connected to one another, each of the separation membrane elements including a plurality of separation membrane pairs, each separation membrane pair including separation membranes each having a feed-side surface and a permeate-side surface and disposed such that the feed-side surfaces face each other, in which the plurality of separation membrane elements include a first separation membrane element and a second separation membrane element, and at least one first separation membrane element serves as a stage preceding the second separation membrane element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Garg, Yoshiki Okamoto, Shinichiro Yoshidomi, Shigehisa Hanada, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190262774
    Abstract: A housing (30) of a hollow-fiber membrane module (101) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (3B) having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a flow regulation cylinder (9) facing a part of the housing (30) on which a nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than a lower end of the flow regulation cylinder (9) in an axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101); or the flow regulation cylinder (9) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (9G) which has an inner diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the flow regulation cylinder (9) facing the part of the housing (30) on which the nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than the existing region of the flow regulation holes (10) in the axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Mikiko Ikeda, Atsushi Kobayashi, Shun Shimura, Norihiro Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kanai
  • Patent number: 10350549
    Abstract: A hollow-fiber membrane module of the invention includes: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in a height direction thereof; a hollow-fiber membrane bundle being housed in the cylindrical case and having a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes each closed at an end part on the first end side and opened at an end part on the second end side; a first binding part binding the end parts on the first end side of the hollow-fiber membranes; a first flow channel guiding fluid to pass through the first binding part from the first end side to the second end side of the first binding part; and a channel material directing, at a terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel, a flow of at least a part of the fluid flowing out from the terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel toward a direction intersecting the height direction of the cylindrical case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Norihiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10207226
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module including a housing, a hollow-fiber membrane bundle having a plurality of hollow fiber membranes, a first potting part that bonds the hollow fiber membranes at at least one end of the bundle of the plurality of hollow fiber membranes such that the hollow fiber membranes are open, and a sealing material that fixes the first potting part to the housing liquid-tightly, wherein the first potting part comprises an inner potting part and an outer potting part, wherein the inner potting part and the outer potting part are both formed of a potting material, wherein the sealing material is in contact with the outer potting part, and wherein both the inner potting part and the outer potting part are formed in a sealing direction of the sealing material. The cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module is free of leakage and contamination due to separation of a potting material even when steam sterilization is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Shun Shimura, Mikiko Ikeda, Norihiro Takeuchi, Shinya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10052590
    Abstract: In order to efficiently transport a filtration target liquid to a separation membrane module and to facilitate additional simplification of equipment in a filtration device including the separation membrane modules in which a plurality of lines thereof are disposed in series, a filtration device according to the present invention is a filtration device including a plurality of separation membrane modules each of which separates a liquid to be filtrated into a permeated liquid and a non-permeated liquid, in which the filtration device includes: a series non-permeated liquid flow channel that forms a series unit by connecting non-permeation sides of the plurality of separation membrane modules in series; and a parallel permeated liquid flow channel that forms a parallel unit by connecting permeation sides of the plurality of separation membrane modules in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Aya Nishio, Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9895664
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow-fiber membrane module of the present invention includes: a housing; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes housed in the housing; a first potting part which bundles first ends of the hollow fiber membranes while keeping the first ends open; a second potting part which bundles second ends of the hollow fiber membranes while keeping the second ends sealed; a fixing part which detachably fixes the first potting part to the housing; a sealing part which liquid-tightly seals a space between the first potting part and the housing; and a holding part which holds the second potting part so that the second potting part is detachable from the housing and so that liquids can pass through a space between the second potting part and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Hayato Inuzuka, Shun Shimura, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9795923
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module includes: a cartridge type hollow fiber membrane element including a hollow fiber membrane bundle, a distribution cylinder, and an adhesive resin portion; a module case including a module case main body portion which has at least one port corresponding to a supply outlet of filtrate or an undiluted solution on a side surface, and a header which has a port corresponding to a supply outlet of filtrate or an undiluted solution, and accommodating the cartridge type hollow fiber membrane element; a first sealing member disposed to come into contact with the distribution cylinder and the header on an external side of a boundary surface between the supporting portion and the adhesive resin portion; and a second sealing member disposed to come into contact with an outer circumference portion of the distribution cylinder and the module case main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hayato Inuzuka, Kohei Fujii, Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takashi Mimitsuka
  • Publication number: 20170291145
    Abstract: A hollow-fiber membrane module of the invention includes: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in a height direction thereof; a hollow-fiber membrane bundle being housed in the cylindrical case and having a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes each closed at an end part on the first end side and opened at an end part on the second end side; a first binding part binding the end parts on the first end side of the hollow-fiber membranes; a first flow channel guiding fluid to pass through the first binding part from the first end side to the second end side of the first binding part; and a channel material directing, at a terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel, a flow of at least a part of the fluid flowing out from the terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel toward a direction intersecting the height direction of the cylindrical case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Norihiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9644221
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes culturing cells in a culture solution in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; supplying the culture solution containing the chemical produced in the culturing to a plurality of separation membrane units arranged in parallel; filtering the culture solution supplied in the supplying to separate a permeate containing the chemical; refluxing a retentate that is not filtered in the filtering to the fermentor; and supplying a gas containing oxygen to the plurality of separation membrane units while a supply amount is changed to at least two different values to perform scrubbing, wherein the supply amount and supply time of the gas containing oxygen supplied in the culturing and the supplying the gas are set so that a kLa value is within a predetermined range from an optimal kLa value for the cells cultured in the culturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Hideki Sawai, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20170113187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a separation membrane module including a separation membrane having a first face and a second face, a liquid-to-be-filtrated flow channel along which liquid to be filtrated which is to be fed to the first face flows, and a permeated-liquid flow channel along which permeated liquid obtained from the second face flows, the method including: a filtration step of obtaining permeated liquid containing components that become insoluble when coming into contact with acids by feeding liquid to be filtrated to the liquid-to-be-filtrated flow channel; a first water substitution step of substituting liquid in the permeated-liquid flow channel with water, after the filtration step; a first chemical cleaning step of performing backwashing by causing an acidic chemical solution to flow from the second face toward the first face of the separation membrane, after the first water substitution step; and a second water substitution step of substituting liquid in the permeat
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Satoko KANAMORI, Aya NISHIO, Norihiro TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20160317972
    Abstract: A housing (30) of a hollow-fiber membrane module (101) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (3B) having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a flow regulation cylinder (9) facing a part of the housing (30) on which a nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than a lower end of the flow regulation cylinder (9) in an axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101); or the flow regulation cylinder (9) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (9G) which has an inner diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the flow regulation cylinder (9) facing the part of the housing (30) on which the nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than the existing region of the flow regulation holes (10) in the axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Mikiko Ikeda, Atsushi Kobayashi, shun Shimura, Norihiro Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kanai
  • Publication number: 20160193570
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module including a housing, a hollow-fiber membrane bundle having a plurality of hollow fiber membranes, a first potting part that bonds the hollow fiber membranes at at least one end of the bundle of the plurality of hollow fiber membranes such that the hollow fiber membranes are open, and a sealing material that fixes the first potting part to the housing liquid-tightly, wherein the first potting part comprises an inner potting part and an outer potting part, wherein the inner potting part and the outer potting part are both formed of a potting material, wherein the sealing material is in contact with the outer potting part, and wherein both the inner potting part and the outer potting part are formed in a sealing direction of the sealing material. The cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module is free of leakage and contamination due to separation of a potting material even when steam sterilization is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Shun SHIMURA, Mikiko IKEDA, Norihiro TAKEUCHI, Shinya TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 9365876
    Abstract: A method produces a chemical through continuous fermentation including: (a) culturing a cell in a culture medium in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; (b) conducting filtration of the culture medium with a separation membrane module; (c) separating a permeate containing the chemical from the culture medium while retaining a non-permeated liquid in the fermentor, and (d) supplying a gas from at least one of a lower portion of the separation membrane module and a pipe communicating between the fermentor and the separation membrane module to adjust a gas linear velocity in the separation membrane module to 0.15 cm/s to 70 cm/s while supplying the separation membrane module with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Jihoon Cheon, Takashi Mimitsuka, Norihiro Takeuchi, Makoto Nishida, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160144320
    Abstract: In order to efficiently transport a filtration target liquid to a separation membrane module and to facilitate additional simplification of equipment in a filtration device including the separation membrane modules in which a plurality of lines thereof are disposed in series, a filtration device according to the present invention is a filtration device including a plurality of separation membrane modules each of which separates a liquid to be filtrated into a permeated liquid and a non-permeated liquid, in which the filtration device includes: a series non-permeated liquid flow channel that forms a series unit by connecting non-permeation sides of the plurality of separation membrane modules in series; and a parallel permeated liquid flow channel that forms a parallel unit by connecting permeation sides of the plurality of separation membrane modules in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Aya NISHIO, Norihiro TAKEUCHI, Atsushi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160107125
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow-fiber membrane module of the present invention includes: a housing; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes housed in the housing; a first potting part which bundles first ends of the hollow fiber membranes while keeping the first ends open; a second potting part which bundles second ends of the hollow fiber membranes while keeping the second ends sealed; a fixing part which detachably fixes the first potting part to the housing; a sealing part which liquid-tightly seals a space between the first potting part and the housing; and a holding part which holds the second potting part so that the second potting part is detachable from the housing and so that liquids can pass through a space between the second potting part and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Hayato INUZUKA, Shun SHIMURA, Norihiro TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150056665
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes culturing cells in a culture solution in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; supplying the culture solution containing the chemical produced in the culturing to a plurality of separation membrane units arranged in parallel; filtering the culture solution supplied in the supplying to separate a permeate containing the chemical; refluxing a retentate that is not filtered in the filtering to the fermentor; and supplying a gas containing oxygen to the plurality of separation membrane units while a supply amount is changed to at least two different values to perform scrubbing, wherein the supply amount and supply time of the gas containing oxygen supplied in the culturing and the supplying the gas are set so that a kLa value is within a predetermined range from an optimal kLa value for the cells cultured in the culturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Hideki Sawai, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150050694
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a separation membrane module using water vapor includes: a liquid supplying step of supplying a liquid having a boiling point of 80° C. or higher at atmospheric pressure to a secondary side of the separation membrane module such that a filling ratio of the liquid in a space surrounded by a filtration portion of a separation membrane is 70% or more, the filtration portion being used for filtration; a liquid sealing step of isolating the secondary side of the separation membrane module such that the filling ratio of the liquid supplied to the secondary side in the liquid supplying step is 70% or more; and a sterilization step of sterilizing the separation membrane module by supplying water vapor to a primary side of the separation membrane module while the secondary side of the separation membrane module is isolated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150034546
    Abstract: A cartridge type hollow fiber membrane module includes: a cartridge type hollow fiber membrane element including a hollow fiber membrane bundle, a distribution cylinder, and an adhesive resin portion; a module case including a module case main body portion which has at least one port corresponding to a supply outlet of filtrate or an undiluted solution on a side surface, and a header which has a port corresponding to a supply outlet of filtrate or an undiluted solution, and accommodating the cartridge type hollow fiber membrane element; a first sealing member disposed to come into contact with the distribution cylinder and the header on an external side of a boundary surface between the supporting portion and the adhesive resin portion; and a second sealing member disposed to come into contact with an outer circumference portion of the distribution cylinder and the module case main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Hayato Inuzuka, Kohei Fujii, Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takashi Minitsuka