Patents by Inventor Norimitsu Kaneko

Norimitsu Kaneko 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: 10995315
    Abstract: The present disclosure is an algae separating device configured to separate algae from an algal solution in which algae are suspended. The algae separating device includes: a metal screen having a main body and a plurality of through holes passing through the main body from a front face to a back face; and a spraying device configured to spray the algal solution toward the front face of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Jun Muto, Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Norimitsu Kaneko, Yuko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200224141
    Abstract: Provided is a culture device, including: a culture tank (110) configured to store an object liquid that is a culture solution having suspended therein an object; a screen (210) made of a metal, the screen including a main body (212) and a plurality of through holes (slits (214)) passing through the main body (212) from a front surface (212a) thereof to a back surface (212b) thereof; a spray portion (220) configured to spray the object liquid stored in the culture tank onto the front surface of the main body (212); an accommodation portion (240) surrounding the back surface (212b) of the main body (212) and configured to accommodate the culture solution having passed through the through holes; a UV light irradiation portion (250) arranged in the accommodation portion (240) and configured to radiate UV light; and a return portion (290) configured to return the culture solution in the accommodation portion (240) to the culture tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA, Yuko YOSHIDA, Norimitsu KANEKO, Jun MUTO
  • Publication number: 20180072984
    Abstract: The present disclosure is an algae separating device configured to separate algae from an algal solution in which algae are suspended. The algae separating device includes: a metal screen having a main body and a plurality of through holes passing through the main body from a front face to a back face; and a spraying device configured to spray the algal solution toward the front face of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Jun MUTO, Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA, Norimitsu KANEKO, Yuko YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20130288311
    Abstract: A fermentation apparatus (A) of the present invention comprising: an enzymatic reactor (4) for degrading cellulose using a diastatic enzyme, and a first catalytic reactor (5) for degrading the degradation product produced by the enzymatic reactor (4) into glucose, using a solid acid catalyst (X). According to this fermentation apparatus (A), saccharification treatment of cellulose can be performed while reducing diastatic enzyme costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Makoto Kitano, Tatsuya Oka, Kentaro Nariai, Norimitsu Kaneko, Michikazu Hara
  • Publication number: 20120288927
    Abstract: A biomass treatment device (A) includes a hot compressed water reaction device (1) that hydrolyzes a biomass by passing hot compressed water to the biomass to prepare polysaccharides, and a solid-acid catalytic reaction device (2 and 3) that generates monosaccharides from the polysaccharides using a solid-acid catalyst, and the device includes at least one of a first heat exchanger (1b and 1b?) for heating the hot compressed water by the heat of a monosaccharide solution including the monosaccharides delivered from the solid-acid-catalytic reaction device and a second heat exchanger (1c) for heating the hot compressed water by the heat of a polysaccharide solution including the polysaccharides introduced into the solid-acid-catalytic reaction device from the hot compressed water reaction device. According to the biomass treatment device, it is possible to improve the energy efficiency more than the related art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Norimitsu Kaneko, Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato, Kentaro Nariai, Michikazu Hara, Daizo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120232264
    Abstract: A biomass treatment apparatus (A) is constituted by a pressurized hot water reaction apparatus (1) in which pressurized hot water is used, biomass is hydrolyzed under first reaction conditions that provide for decomposition of hemicellulose so as to generate a first polysaccharide solution including xylooligosaccharides, and then the biomass is hydrolyzed under second reaction conditions that provide for decomposition of cellulose to generate a second polysaccharide solution including cellooligosaccharides, a first catalysis apparatus (2) in which the first polysaccharide solution that flows out from the pressurized hot water reaction apparatus (1) is hydrolyzed using a solid acid catalyst so as to generate a first monosaccharide solution including xylose, and a second catalysis apparatus (3) in which the second polysaccharide solution that flows out from the pressurized hot water reaction apparatus (1) is hydrolyzed using a solid acid catalyst so as to generate a second monosaccharide solution including gluc
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kentaro Nariai, Makoto Kitano, Norimitsu Kaneko, Michikazu Hara, Daizo Yamaguchi