Patents by Inventor Riko INUZUKA

Riko INUZUKA 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: 11855307
    Abstract: There is provided a metal member capable of effectively preventing a coating layer from peeling off from a base. The metal member in an embodiment is a metal member that is used in a solid-oxide type electrochemical stack, and includes: a base formed of ferritic stainless steel; and a metal film provided on the base, in which the metal film includes a first metal layer containing Co and a second metal layer made of Mn, and is a stack in which the first metal layer and the second metal layer are sequentially stacked from the side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko Inuzuka, Norikazu Osada, Masato Yoshino, Masahiro Asayama, Shohei Kobayashi, Tsuneji Kameda
  • Publication number: 20230327141
    Abstract: To provide an electrochemical device capable of sufficiently ensuring sealing performance, and the like. The electrochemical device of this embodiment has an electrochemical cell with an electrolyte membrane interposed between a hydrogen electrode and an oxygen electrode; a plurality of separators formed of a metal material; and gas-sealing materials that seal at least one of between the electrochemical cell and the separator and between the plurality of separators. In the electrochemical device, diffusion-preventing coatings, which prevent diffusion of metal elements in the metal material composing the separators, cover surfaces of the separators. The diffusion-preventing coating is formed of a material that reacts with a material composing the gas-sealing material. There are portions where the separators are in direct contact with the gas-sealing materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko INUZUKA, Tsuneji KAMEDA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Masato YOSHINO, Norikazu OSADA, Shohei KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230282840
    Abstract: A solid oxide electrochemical cell includes an oxygen electrode containing a strontium-containing perovskite-type composite oxide represented by Ln1-xSrxCo1-y-zFeyBzO3-? (Ln is a trivalent lanthanide element, B is a tetravalent element, 0<x<1, 0?y<1, 0<z<1, and 0<z+y<1, and ? is a value that is determined to satisfy charge neutrality conditions), a solid electrolyte containing zirconium oxide, a hydrogen electrode, and an interlayer containing a rare-earth-doped cerium oxide that is provided between the solid electrolyte and the oxygen electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicants: Japan Fine Ceramics Center, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Kawahara, Masaya Suzuki, Norikazu Osada, Riko Inuzuka, Tsuneji Kameda, Hiroaki Kawamori
  • Publication number: 20230257889
    Abstract: A hydrogen production system according to an embodiment includes an evaporator that evaporates seawater to generate water vapor, an electrolytic device that electrolyzes the water vapor supplied from the evaporator to produce hydrogen, and a removal mechanism that is provided between the evaporator and the electrolytic device and removes a seawater component from the water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko INUZUKA, Yuka TSUKADA, Yusuke SUZUKI, Jyunpei MATSUMOTO, Norikazu OSADA, Koshito FUJITA, Shinya MIYAMOTO, Yu YAMASHITA, Naomi TSUCHIYA, Ayaka TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20230120134
    Abstract: An interconnector for a solid-oxide electrochemical cell stack of the embodiment includes: a metal base containing an iron-based alloy containing chromium; and a protective film provided on a surface of the metal base. The protective film includes a protective film body containing at least one selected from a spinel oxide and a perovskite oxide, and dispersed phases scattered in the protective film body and containing an oxide of at least one element selected from the group consisting of rare earth elements and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei KOBAYASHI, Tsuneji KAMEDA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Masato YOSHINO, Norikazu OSADA, Riko INUZUKA
  • Publication number: 20230075910
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided are a protective-layer-coated-interconnector, a cell stack, and a hydrogen energy system. A component (particularly Cr) of the interconnector is prevented from diffusing even if the interconnector is exposed to high temperature for a long time. The interconnector has sufficient diffusion barrier performance and protective performance even with a protective layer thinner than conventionally, is inhibited from being degraded through use, and has excellent electrical conductivity. [Solution] A protective-layer-coated-interconnector including an interconnector material and a protective layer on the surface of the interconnector material, wherein the protective layer contains a metal layer constituted by a Group 11 element. A cell stack and a hydrogen energy system that each include this interconnector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei KOBAYASHI, Kiyoshi IMAI, Tsuneji KAMEDA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Masato YOSHINO, Norikazu OSADA, Riko INUZUKA
  • Publication number: 20230047305
    Abstract: A metal component for electrochemical stack in an embodiment includes: a metal base material having a first surface exposed to an atmosphere containing hydrogen and a second surface exposed to an atmosphere containing oxygen; and a hydrogen permeation inhibition and protection coating provided on the first surface of the metal base material. The metal component for electrochemical stack in the embodiment can suppress metallic corrosion also in the case where one side is in contact with air and the other side is in contact with an atmosphere containing hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko INUZUKA, Tsuneji KAMEDA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Norikazu OSADA, Shohei KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11575136
    Abstract: There is provided a metal member capable of effectively preventing a coating layer from peeling off from a base. The metal member in an embodiment is a metal member that is used in a solid-oxide type electrochemical stack, and includes: a base formed of ferritic stainless steel; and a metal film provided on the base, in which the metal film includes a first metal layer containing Co and a second metal layer made of Mn, and is a stack in which the first metal layer and the second metal layer are sequentially stacked from the side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko Inuzuka, Norikazu Osada, Masato Yoshino, Masahiro Asayama, Shohei Kobayashi, Tsuneji Kameda
  • Publication number: 20220246970
    Abstract: Provided is a protective-layer-coated-interconnector, a cell stack, and a fuel cell. A component (particularly Cr) of the interconnector is prevented from diffusing even if the interconnector is exposed to high temperature for a long time. The interconnector has sufficient diffusion barrier-performance and protective performance. [Solution] A protective-layer-coated-interconnector, a cell stack including the interconnector, and a fuel cell including the interconnector, wherein the interconnector includes an interconnector material and a protective layer on the surface of the interconnector material, wherein the interconnector material is composed of a Fe—Cr alloy containing a rare earth element or a Zr element in a total amount of 1.0 weight % or less, and wherein the protective layer is composed of a Co oxide or an oxide containing: at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, and Zn; and a Co element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei KOBAYASHI, Tsuneji KAMEDA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Masato YOSHINO, Norikazu OSADA, Riko INUZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210296659
    Abstract: There is provided a metal member capable of effectively preventing a coating layer from peeling off from a base. The metal member in an embodiment is a metal member that is used in a solid-oxide type electrochemical stack, and includes: a base formed of ferritic stainless steel; and a metal film provided on the base, in which the metal film includes a first metal layer containing Co and a second metal layer made of Mn, and is a stack in which the first metal layer and the second metal layer are sequentially stacked from the side of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko INUZUKA, Norikazu OSADA, Masato YOSHINO, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Shohei KOBAYASHI, Tsuneji KAMEDA