Patents by Inventor Shogo Hirose

Shogo Hirose 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: 20210291146
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure comprising a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround a plurality of cells, wherein let that A denotes an absolute value of open frontal area (%) in a plane of the honeycomb structure body orthogonal to the extending direction of the cells and P denotes an absolute value of porosity (%) of the partition wall, the honeycomb structure has a value represented by the following expression (1) that is 0.05 to 0.12, let that D denotes an average pore diameter (m) of the partition wall and G denotes a geometric surface area (mm2/mm3) of the partition wall, the honeycomb structure has a value represented by the following expression (2) that is 8 to 50 (?m×mm2/mm3), and the honeycomb structure has a hydraulic diameter of the cells that is 1.1 mm or more, (1?A/100)×(1?P/100),??Expression (1) D×G.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo HIROSE, Hirotaka YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210292248
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall disposed to surround a plurality of cells, which serving as fluid through channels extending from a first end face to a second end face, wherein the plurality of cells includes: large opening cells having a large opening area on the first end face and the second end face; and small opening cells having an opening area smaller than that of the large opening cells on the first end face and the second end face, a ratio of an opening diameter of the large opening cells to an opening diameter of the small opening cells is larger than 1.11 and smaller than 1.28, and the opening diameter of the small opening cells is larger than 0.78 mm, and a cell density of the honeycomb structure body is larger than 93 pcs/cm2 and smaller than 104 pcs/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai KURIMOTO, Shogo HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20210106983
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall disposed to surround a plurality of cells, wherein a major component of the partition wall is cordierite, a porosity of the partition wall is 45 to 55%, an average pore diameter of the partition wall is 8 to 19 ?m, a cumulative pore volume of the partition wall is such that a pore volume ratio of the pores having a pore diameter larger than a thickness of the partition wall relative to an overall pore volume of the partition wall is 3.0% or less, and a pore volume ratio of the pores having a pore diameter of 10 ?m or less relative to the overall pore volume of the partition wall is 30% or more, and a pore diameter distribution of the partition wall is a unimodal distribution, or a multimodal distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai KURIMOTO, Shogo HIROSE
  • Patent number: 10828630
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has grooves dented inwardly from the surfaces of the partition walls along a cell direction An open width of an open end of the groove is 0.015-0.505 mm and smaller than the open width a length of one side of each of the cells with the grooves, a bottom width of a bottom of the groove is 0.01-0.5 mm and smaller than the open width, a height from the bottom of the groove to the open end is 0.01-0.05 mm, a thickness of the partition wall in a groove portion is 50 ?m or more, a ratio of the number of the cells with the grooves to the number of the total cells is 80% or more, and a value obtained by subtracting the open frontal area when the grooves excluded from the open frontal area when the grooves included is 0.1-8.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Obata, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10675591
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure comprising: a honeycomb structure body that includes a plurality of porous partition walls and intersection parts, and a catalyst layer, wherein the porosity of the partition wall is 20 to 70%, the average pore diameter of the pores in the partition wall is 1 to 60 ?m, a plurality of the partition walls includes a notched partition wall having a recessed part in which at least one end is notched, the ratio of the notched partition wall in the partition walls is 1 to 100%, the recessed part of the notched partition wall has a depth of 10 to 200% of the standard length, and the recessed part of the notched partition wall is a part having a width of 33 to 100% of the standard width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Shogo Hirose, Takahiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10605141
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround cells extending from a first end face to a second end face. The cells include partially clogged cells which account for 10 to 80% of the total number of the cells, and each of which includes a protrusion that protrudes inward from the surface of the partition wall. The protrusion is partially formed in a direction in which each partially clogged cell extends. In a projected view from the first end face to the second end face, a ratio of area of the protrusion in each partially clogged cell to whole area of the through channel of each partially clogged cell is 5 to 80%, the whole area including the protrusion, and the partition wall surrounding each partially clogged cell has a thickness at a thinnest part of 0.038 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10550746
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has partition walls defining a plurality of polygonal cells which become through channels for a fluid, a structure end face vertical to an axial direction has at least two cell regions possessing mutually different cell structures and surrounded by circumferential portions, and in the cell regions adjacent to each other, to first partition walls of a first cell structure of one first cell region, second partition walls of a second cell structure of the other or second cell region are tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Hirose, Shiori Nakao
  • Publication number: 20190301335
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround cells extending from a first end face to a second end face. The cells include partially clogged cells which account for 10 to 80% of the total number of the cells, and each of which includes a protrusion that protrudes inward from the surface of the partition wall. The protrusion is partially formed in a direction in which each partially clogged cell extends. In a projected view from the first end face to the second end face, a ratio of area of the protrusion in each partially clogged cell to whole area of the through channel of each partially clogged cell is 5 to 80%, the whole area including the protrusion, and the partition wall surrounding each partially clogged cell has a thickness at a thinnest part of 0.038 mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10232361
    Abstract: A honeycomb structural body 20 comprises a porous partition portion 22 which forms a plurality of cells each functioning as a flow path of a fluid, and in the partition portion 22, the average pore diameter is 10 to 20 ?m, and a wet area rate R (=S/V) which is the rate of a wet area S of pores to a volume V of the partition portion 22 is 0.000239 ?m?1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Hirose, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Shiori Nakao, Shuji Ueda, Mitsuharu Ono, Satoshi Sakashita, Hiroyuki Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10207223
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying device includes a first SCR catalyst converter, an oxidation catalyst converter, a filter section, and a second SCR catalyst converter arranged in series to a flow direction of an exhaust gas. The first SCR catalyst converter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure a cell density of which is from 31 to 78 cells/cm2, a porosity of the partition walls of which is from 50 to 65%, and in which a first SCR catalyst is loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and inner portions of pores formed in the partition walls, and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and the inner portions of the pores is from 200 to 500 g/L and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the inner portions of the pores is from 5 to 80 g/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Makino, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10195814
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure body that includes a porous partition wall which defines a plurality of cells serving as through channels of fluid and extending from an inflow end face as one end face to an outflow end face as the other end face, and a circumferential wall arranged on a circumferential surface of the honeycomb structure body. The circumferential wall has a thickness of 0.5 to 4.0 mm, a gap path is formed along a surface of the circumferential wall inside the circumferential wall, the gap path has a width of 0.4 to 4.0 mm, and has a height of 50 to 99% of the thickness of the circumferential wall, and a total length of the gap path is 1000% or more of a length in the cell extending direction of the honeycomb structure body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Shogo Hirose
  • Publication number: 20180272281
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying device includes a first SCR catalyst converter, an oxidation catalyst converter, a filter section, and a second SCR catalyst converter arranged in series to a flow direction of an exhaust gas. The first SCR catalyst converter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure a cell density of which is from 31 to 78 cells/cm2, a porosity of the partition walls of which is from 50 to 65%, and in which a first SCR catalyst is loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and inner portions of pores formed in the partition walls, and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and the inner portions of the pores is from 200 to 500 g/L and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the inner portions of the pores is from 5 to 80 g/L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MAKINO, Shogo HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20180264454
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has grooves dented inwardly from the surfaces of the partition walls along a cell direction An open width of an open end of the groove is 0.015-0.505 mm and smaller than the open width a length of one side of each of the cells with the grooves, a bottom width of a bottom of the groove is 0.01-0.5 mm and smaller than the open width, a height from the bottom of the groove to the open end is 0.01-0.05 mm, a thickness of the partition wall in a groove portion is 50 ?m or more, a ratio of the number of the cells with the grooves to the number of the total cells is 80% or more, and a value obtained by subtracting the open frontal area when the grooves excluded from the open frontal area when the grooves included is 0.1-8.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo OBATA, Shogo Hirose
  • Publication number: 20180250658
    Abstract: A honeycomb catalytic body including: a honeycomb structure having porous partition walls, and a catalyst layer including a vanadium catalyst, wherein a cell density of the honeycomb structure is in a range of 8 cells to 48 cells per square centimeter, an amount of the vanadium catalyst to be loaded is in a range of 150 g/L to 400 g/L, and a catalyst charging ratio represented by Equation (1) mentioned below in a cut face of the honeycomb catalytic body is from 50% to 100%. the catalyst charging ratio (%)=(the sectional area of the catalyst layer loaded onto the partition wall inner portions)/(the sectional area of the pores before the catalyst is loaded)×100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD
    Inventors: Shiori NAKAO, Shogo HIROSE
  • Patent number: 9844768
    Abstract: The honeycomb catalyst body is equipped with a honeycomb structure body having partition walls that define a plurality of cells extending from a first end face as one of the end faces to a second end face as the other end face and serving as through channels of a fluid. The partition walls each have a base layer containing from 50 to 90 mass % of zeolite and a coat layer with which the surface of the base layer 11 is coated with a thickness of from 1 to 50 ?m. The coat layer is either a coat layer (A) containing from 1 to 5 mass % vanadia and titania or a coat layer (B) containing from 1 to 5 mass % vanadia and a composite oxide of titania and tungsten oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suenobu, Shogo Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170274618
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure body that includes a porous partition wall which defines a plurality of cells serving as through channels of fluid and extending from an inflow end face as one end face to an outflow end face as the other end face, and a circumferential wall arranged on a circumferential surface of the honeycomb structure body. The circumferential wall has a thickness of 0.5 to 4.0 mm, a gap path is formed along a surface of the circumferential wall inside the circumferential wall, the gap path has a width of 0.4 to 4.0 mm, and has a height of 50 to 99% of the thickness of the circumferential wall, and a total length of the gap path is 1000% or more of a length in the cell extending direction of the honeycomb structure body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yudai KURIMOTO, Hirotaka YAMAMOTO, Shogo HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20170276049
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has partition walls defining a plurality of polygonal cells which become through channels for a fluid, a structure end face vertical to an axial direction has at least two cell regions possessing mutually different cell structures and surrounded by circumferential portions, and in the cell regions adjacent to each other, to first partition walls of a first cell structure of one first cell region, second partition walls of a second cell structure of the other or second cell region are tilted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo HIROSE, Shiori NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20170274326
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure comprising: a honeycomb structure body that includes a plurality of porous partition walls and intersection parts, and a catalyst layer, wherein the porosity of the partition wall is 20 to 70%, the average pore diameter of the pores in the partition wall is 1 to 60 ?m, a plurality of the partition walls includes a notched partition wall having a recessed part in which at least one end is notched, the ratio of the notched partition wall in the partition walls is 1 to 100%, the recessed part of the notched partition wall has a depth of 10 to 200% of the standard length, and the recessed part of the notched partition wall is a part having a width of 33 to 100% of the standard width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yudai KURIMOTO, Shogo HIROSE, Takahiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 9464551
    Abstract: There is disclosed a honeycomb catalyst body including porous partition walls in which a plurality of cells that become through channels of a fluid are defined and formed, and a plurality of pores are formed, wherein a cell density is from 93 to 186 cells/cm2, and onto the partition walls, a catalyst containing the zeolite is loaded in an amount of 100 to 300 g/L, a porosity (A) of the partition walls before the catalyst is loaded thereonto is 50% or more, and a porosity (B) of the partition walls in a state where the catalyst is loaded thereonto is from 0.3 to 0.6 times as much as the porosity (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Hirose, Kazuto Miura, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Fumio Katsube
  • Publication number: 20160288095
    Abstract: The honeycomb catalyst body is equipped with a honeycomb structure body having partition walls that define a plurality of cells extending from a first end face as one of the end faces to a second end face as the other end face and serving as through channels of a fluid. The partition walls each have a base layer containing from 50 to 90 mass % of zeolite and a coat layer with which the surface of the base layer 11 is coated with a thickness of from 1 to 50 ?m. The coat layer is either a coat layer (A) containing from 1 to 5 mass % vanadia and titania or a coat layer (B) containing from 1 to 5 mass % vanadia and a composite oxide of titania and tungsten oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SUENOBU, Shogo HIROSE