Patents by Inventor Satoshi Tanimura

Satoshi Tanimura 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: 10934170
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube composite includes a carbon nanotube bundle including a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are bundled, each of the plurality of carbon nanotubes having a single-walled or multi-walled structure, and a group of elements of other type introduced in an aligned manner into a gap portion between the plurality of carbon nanotubes. In the carbon nanotube bundle, a ratio of the number of carbon nanotubes having a double-walled or triple-walled structure to the number of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is greater than or equal to 50%, and other-type element bonded bodies constituting the group of elements of other type are arranged in line along a longitudinal direction of the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kazama, Satoshi Yamashita, Masashige Watanabe, Hirokazu Sasaki, Koji Fujimura, Yuudai Tanimura
  • Patent number: 10935296
    Abstract: An ice making machine may include an ice tray, a drive unit that turns the ice tray, a frame body supporting the ice tray and the drive unit, a cold air guide part integrally formed with the frame body, and a cold air duct connecting an opening in the frame body with a cold air supply port. The frame body includes a wall part at an end of the ice tray, the wall part is formed with the opening and the cold air guide part, and the cold air guide part flows cold air through the opening toward the ice tray. The cold air guide part is a frame body side inclined wall and the cold air duct includes a duct side inclined wall facing the frame body side inclined wall and a cold air blowing outlet includes the frame body side inclined wall and the duct side inclined wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION, WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Saito, Satoshi Tanimura, David Vega
  • Patent number: 10935295
    Abstract: An ice making machine may include an ice tray, a drive unit which is provided at one end of the ice tray and is structured to turn the ice tray, a frame body which supports the ice tray and the drive unit, and a cold air duct which connects an opening formed in the frame body with the cold air supply port. The frame body is provided with a wall part which faces the drive unit at the other end of the ice tray and the opening is formed in the wall part. The cold air duct is provided with an inclined flow passage part inclined with respect to a direction where an ice making recessed part in the ice tray is opened, and the inclined flow passage part is provided with a cold air blowing outlet which faces the ice making recessed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION, WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Saito, Satoshi Tanimura, Katsuhiko Hayashi, David Vega
  • Publication number: 20200386164
    Abstract: The present invention is a downstream plate which is provided on a downstream side of an upstream plate includes an air inlet into which cooling air is introduced from a cooling air introduction pipe and a cooling flow path which extends in a direction along a surface of the downstream plate from the air inlet so as to avoid a premix tube and through which cooling air flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi TADA, Keijiro SAITO, Satoshi TANIMURA, Kenta TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200340674
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor is equipped with a nozzle in which an air ejection passage extending along an axis and having an open distal end, and a fuel supply passage extending along the axis and having an open distal end are formed; swirling vanes provided around the nozzle so as to be twisted around the axis of the nozzle; an inner cylinder surrounding an outer periphery of the nozzle and the swirling vanes, and in which compressed air flows through an inside of the inner cylinder toward a downstream side; an outer cylinder which defines an inversion flow path, which inverts the compressed air on an outer periphery of the inner cylinder and introduces the compressed air to the inside of the inner cylinder, between the inner and outer cylinders; and an air introduction pipe having one end connected to a space on an upstream side of the compressed air from the inversion flow path, and the other end connected to the air ejection passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kei INOUE, Kenji MIYAMOTO, Kenta TANIGUCHI, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Patent number: 10753665
    Abstract: An ice making device is provided. In an ice making device, a convex part reflecting the shape of a recessed part for water storage is formed on a bottom surface of the ice making tray. A temperature sensor is in contact with a side wall of the convex part. The temperature sensor is covered with a flexible member. In addition, a cover member pressing the temperature sensor against the ice making tray is fixed to the bottom surface of the ice making tray through the flexible member. In the temperature sensor, a sealing coating layer is provided to cover a temperature detection chip, but an exterior case is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Saito, Satoshi Tanimura
  • Patent number: 10663169
    Abstract: A cylinder for a combustor includes a cylindrical member, a first cooling passage defined in the cylindrical member and a second cooling passage defined in the cylindrical member, and a supply port extender. The first cooling passage includes a supply port that opens to an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member. The second cooling passage includes a discharge port that opens to the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member downstream of the supply port. The supply port extender includes a first wall that is disposed between the supply port and the discharge port and extends away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member and a second wall that is disposed upstream of the supply port and extends away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Satoshi Tanimura, Tetsu Konishi, Masaki Mitani, Taiki Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, Takaaki Hase, Hiroshi Makigano, Hikaru Kurosaki
  • Publication number: 20200033006
    Abstract: A combustor nozzle includes a nozzle main body extending along an axis. The nozzle main body includes a first fuel passage which is formed along the axis and through which first fuel flows, a first fuel ejection passage which extends to an outer circumferential surface of the nozzle main body toward a distal end side thereof from the first fuel passage and ejects the first fuel from the outer circumferential surface, an air flow passage which extends in an axial direction on a radial outer side of the first fuel passage with respect to the axis and through which purge air flows, and an air ejection passage which extends from the air flow passage toward a center of a distal end of the nozzle main body and ejects the purge air from the center of the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji MIYAMOTO, Kenta TANIGUCHI, Kei INOUE, Shohei DOMEN, Yuichi ICHIKAWA, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200032676
    Abstract: A gas turbine plant is provided with a gas turbine, a heating device, a decomposition gas line, and a decomposition gas compressor. The heating device heats ammonia and thermally decomposes the ammonia to convert the ammonia into decomposition gas including hydrogen gas and nitrogen gas. The decomposition gas line sends the decomposition gas PG from the heating device to the gas turbine. The decomposition gas compressor increases the pressure of the decomposition gas to a pressure equal to or higher than a feed pressure at which the decomposition gas is allowed to be fed to the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masakazu NOSE, Hideyuki UECHI, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190390577
    Abstract: A hydrogen/oxygen stoichiometric combustion turbine system includes: a high-pressure steam turbine (2); a low-pressure steam turbine (3); and a heater (5) disposed between the high-pressure and low-pressure steam turbines. The heater (5) has a combustion portion (53) in which stoichiometric combustion of hydrogen and oxygen is caused, and a mixing portion (55) configured to mix discharged steam (S4) from the high-pressure steam turbine (2) with combustion gas (R) from the combustion portion (53) and to supply the obtained product to the low-pressure steam turbine (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko TANIMURA, Hikaru SANO, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Naoki MIYAKE, Akihisa OKA
  • Publication number: 20190355490
    Abstract: There is provided a CNTs wire capable of materializing a low resistivity and improving the electroconductivity. The CNT wire is formed from a single CNT aggregate constituted of a plurality of CNTs . . . having a single- or multi-walled structure, or formed by bundling a plurality of the CNT aggregates. The proportion of the total number of the CNTs having a double-walled or triple-walled structure based on the number of the plurality of CNTs constituting the CNT wire is 75% or higher; the proportion of the total number of the CNTs having an average diameter of the innermost wall of 1.7 nm or smaller based on the number of the CNTs constituting the CNT wire is 75% or higher; and the full-width at half maximum ?? in azimuth angle in azimuth intensity distribution by SAXS indicating orientation of the plurality of CNT aggregates is 60° or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAZAKI, Yoshinori KAZAMA, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Koji FUJIMURA, Yuudai TANIMURA, Yukako NAKAI, Kazutomi MIYOSHI, Hideki AIZAWA, Kenji HATAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190331382
    Abstract: An ice maker 1 includes an ice making tray 5, a driving unit 6 configured to flip the ice making tray 5 around a predetermined axis, a water supply mechanism 8, and a control unit 19 configured to control driving of the driving unit 6 and the water supply mechanism 8, and a setting switch 22 configured to set a water supply time of water to be supplied from the water supply mechanism 8 to the ice making tray 5. If the water supply time is set to a first water supply time, a second water supply time, or a third water supply time by the operation on the setting switch 22 (steps ST20, ST25, ST28), the ice maker 1 performs a setting confirmation operation to swing the ice making tray 5 the number of times corresponding to the set water supply time (steps ST21, ST26, ST29).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji SAITO, Akihiro ITO, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Patent number: 10392253
    Abstract: A low-resistivity carbon nanotube aggregate includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes each having one or more walls, wherein a ratio of a total number of carbon nanotubes that have two or three walls relative to a total number of said plurality of carbon nanotubes is 75% or greater, and wherein, in a G band of a Raman spectrum in the Raman spectroscopy of the plurality of carbon nanotubes, a G+/Gtotal ratio that is indicative of an amount of semiconductor carbon nanotubes relative to metallic carbon nanotubes is 0.70 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashige Watanabe, Hideki Aizawa, Kazutomi Miyoshi, Satoshi Yamashita, Yoshinori Kazama, Yuudai Tanimura, Koji Fujimura, Morinobu Endo, Kenji Takeuchi, Masatsugu Fujishige
  • Publication number: 20190093936
    Abstract: An ice making machine may include an ice tray, a drive unit that turns the ice tray, a frame body supporting the ice tray and the drive unit, a cold air guide part integrally formed with the frame body, and a cold air duct connecting an opening in the frame body with a cold air supply port. The frame body includes a wall part at an end of the ice tray, the wall part is formed with the opening and the cold air guide part, and the cold air guide part flows cold air through the opening toward the ice tray. The cold air guide part is a frame body side inclined wall and the cold air duct includes a duct side inclined wall facing the frame body side inclined wall and a cold air blowing outlet includes the frame body side inclined wall and the duct side inclined wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shunji SAITO, Satoshi TANIMURA, David Vega
  • Publication number: 20190093935
    Abstract: An ice making machine may include an ice tray, a drive unit which is provided at one end of the ice tray and is structured to turn the ice tray, a frame body which supports the ice tray and the drive unit, and a cold air duct which connects an opening formed in the frame body with the cold air supply port. The frame body is provided with a wall part which faces the drive unit at the other end of the ice tray and the opening is formed in the wall part. The cold air duct is provided with an inclined flow passage part inclined with respect to a direction where an ice making recessed part in the ice tray is opened, and the inclined flow passage part is provided with a cold air blowing outlet which faces the ice making recessed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shunji SAITO, Satoshi TANIMURA, Katsuhiko HAYASHI, David Vega
  • Publication number: 20190086089
    Abstract: A burner assembly for a combustor includes: a plurality of first nozzles arranged in a circumferential direction of the combustor; a plurality of first burner cylinders accommodating the respective first nozzles; and a middle-flow-passage forming portion which is connected to a downstream end of the plurality of first burner cylinders and which forms a middle flow passage through which a combustion chamber of the combustor is in communication with an interior space of each of the plurality of first burner cylinders. The middle-flow-passage forming portion includes an inner peripheral wall disposed on a radially inner side of the combustor and formed such that a distance from a center axis of the combustor to the inner peripheral wall is uneven with respect to the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi TAKIGUCHI, Keijiro SAITO, Satoshi TANIMURA, Shinji AKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20190063811
    Abstract: Provided are an ice making device and a method of inspecting the same. In the ice making device, signal lines extending from a temperature sensor are connected to a drive unit. The drive unit performs an ice removal process of removing ice from an ice making tray when a temperature detected by the temperature sensor is equal to or lower than a set temperature. The drive unit performs a sensor inspection process of automatically inspecting whether the temperature sensor is abnormal based on an inspection execution command issued by an operation of a test switch during general processes including supplying water to the ice making tray and an ice making process. Thus, inspection of a drive mechanism of the drive unit and inspection of the temperature sensor can be performed in a series of operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190063810
    Abstract: An ice making device is provided. In an ice making device, a convex part reflecting the shape of a recessed part for water storage is formed on a bottom surface of the ice making tray. A temperature sensor is in contact with a side wall of the convex part. The temperature sensor is covered with a flexible member. In addition, a cover member pressing the temperature sensor against the ice making tray is fixed to the bottom surface of the ice making tray through the flexible member. In the temperature sensor, a sealing coating layer is provided to cover a temperature detection chip, but an exterior case is not used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji SAITO, Satoshi TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180209282
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor and a gas turbine; wherein inclined surfaces are provided on inner surfaces of side walls neighboring in a circumferential direction at downstream end portions of transition pieces of combustors, the inclined surfaces being configured to increase a passage area of the transition pieces, a ratio (S/P) is from 0 to 0.2, where (P) is a pitch dimension of first stage vanes, and (S) is a circumferential dimension from an intermediate point between neighboring transition pieces to an upstream end of a first stage vane closest in the circumferential direction; and a ratio (L/P) is from 0.3 to 0.55, where (P) is the pitch dimension, and (L) is an axial dimension from a downstream end of the transition piece to the upstream end of the first stage vane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuro SAKAMOTO, Satoshi MIZUKAMI, Keisuke MATSUYAMA, Satoshi TANIMURA, Masanori YURI, Shunsuke TORII, Hiroaki KISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9863637
    Abstract: Provided is a combustor that is made compact and achieves NOx reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takiguchi, Atsushi Yuasa, Satoshi Tanimura