Patents by Inventor Toru Morita

Toru Morita 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: 20220176350
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst having better denitration efficiency at low temperatures compared to the prior art, during a selective catalytic reduction reaction in which ammonia is used as a reducing agent. This denitration catalyst contains vanadium oxide including vanadium pentoxide and has a defect site in which oxygen deficiency occurs in a crystal structure of the vanadium pentoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Eiji KIYONAGA, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Keiichiro MORITA, Toru MURAYAMA, Masatake HARUTA, Shinichi HATA, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20220176349
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst with a more satisfactory denitration efficiency at low temperatures during a selective catalytic reduction reaction having ammonia as the reductant, compared to prior art techniques. This denitration catalyst contains vanadium oxide. The denitration catalyst has a carbon content of 0.05% by weight or more, and has a deficiency site wherein oxygen deficiency occurs within the crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: EIJI KIYONAGA, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Keiichiro MORITA, Toru MURAYAMA, Masatake HARUTA, Shinichi HATA, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20220170402
    Abstract: Provided is a combustion system using a catalyst having better denitration efficiency at low temperatures, during a selective catalytic reduction reaction in which ammonia is used as a reducing agent. This combustion system comprises: a combustion device that combusts fuel; an exhaust path through which flows exhaust gas generated from the combustion of fuel in the combustion device; a dust collection device that is arranged on the exhaust path and collects soot/dust in the exhaust gas; and a denitration device that is arranged on the exhaust path and removes nitrogen oxides from the exhaust gas by means of a denitration catalyst, wherein the denitration device is arranged downstream of the dust collection device on the exhaust path, and the denitration catalyst contains vanadium oxide, has a carbon content of 0.05 wt % or more, and has a defect site in which oxygen deficiency occurs in a crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Eiji KIYONAGA, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Keiichiro MORITA, Toru MURAYAMA, Masatake HARUTA, Shinichi HATA, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20220170403
    Abstract: Provided is a combustion system in which a catalyst having superior denitration efficiency at a low temperature compared with those used in the conventional techniques is used in a selective catalytic reduction reaction using ammonia as a reducing agent. A combustion system equipped with: a denitration device which is arranged in the exhaust passage and can remove a nitrogen oxide from the exhaust gas with a denitration catalyst. In the combustion system, the denitration device is arranged on the downstream side of the dust collection device in the exhaust passage, and the denitration catalyst is one which contains vanadium oxide as the main component and in which the content of a second metal in terms of oxide content is 1 to 40 wt % inclusive, wherein the second metal comprises at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Co, W, Mo, Nb, Ce, Sn, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Eiji KIYONAGA, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Keiichiro MORITA, Toru MURAYAMA, Masatake HARUTA, Shinichi HATA, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20220168712
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst which, when used in a selective catalytic reduction reaction in which ammonia serves as the reducing agent, further improves denitration efficiency at low temperatures compared to the prior art. The denitration catalyst comprises vanadium oxide as a main component, and has a content of a second metal, in teams of oxide, of 1-40 wt %. The second metal is at least one type of metal element selected from the group consisting of Co, W, Mo, Nb, Ce, Sn, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Eiji KIYONAGA, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Keiichiro MORITA, Toru MURAYAMA, Masatake HARUTA, Shinichi HATA, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20210129083
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a filtration apparatus capable of achieving space-saving of the entire apparatus. A filtration apparatus according to the present invention includes a plurality of filtration modules that each include a plurality of hollow fiber membranes that are arranged adjacent to each other so as to extend in an up-down direction, a washing module configured to supply air bubbles from below the plurality of filtration modules, and a frame that supports the plurality of filtration modules. The washing module includes a plurality of aeration tubes each having a plurality of aeration holes. At least a portion of the frame is a hollow tube through which a gas is supplied to the plurality of aeration tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko MIKI, Keiichi IKEDA, Toru MORITA
  • Publication number: 20210071320
    Abstract: The purpose of the present disclosure is to provide a CNT fiber that is constituted of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs), is thin, has little irregularity in thickness, has excellent winding properties when undergoing coiling processing, and has superior conductivity. Provided is a CNT fiber constituted of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having a thickness of 0.01 ?m-3 mm, having a coefficient of variation for irregularity in thickness of 0.2 or less, having a distribution rate a for deviation from roundness of 40% or greater, and a distribution rate b of 70% or greater. Also provided is a method for manufacturing the CNT fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Mukai, Shuhei Ikenaga, Kinji Asaka, Toru Morita, Yujin Motoyama, Yuta Saito
  • Publication number: 20200308109
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agent for the prophylactic or treatment of diabetes, diabetic complications, insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, cardiac failure, cardiomyopathy, myocardial ischemia, brain ischemia, cerebral apoplexy, pulmonary hypertension, hyperlactacidemia, mitochondrial disease, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy or cancer, namely, a PDHK inhibitor and the like. A compound represented by the following formula [I] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takahisa Motomura, Hironobu NAGAMORI, Koichi SUZAWA, Hirotsugu ITO, Toru MORITA, Satoru KOBAYASHI, Hisashi SHINKAI
  • Publication number: 20200094191
    Abstract: A filtration apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of filtration modules each including a plurality of hollow fiber membranes aligned so as to extend in an up-and-down direction, a bar-like upper holding member configured to secure upper ends of the hollow fiber membranes, and a bar-like lower holding member configured to secure lower ends of the hollow fiber membranes; a cleaning module configured to supply bubbles from below the filtration modules; a frame including a plurality of vertical frame members disposed to extend in the up-and-down direction and a plurality of lateral frame members disposed to extend in lateral directions, the frame being configured to hold the filtration modules and the cleaning module; and a plurality of lower guide rails configured to engage with the lower holding members and disposed between opposite faces of the lateral frame members, wherein at least part of the cleaning module is suspended from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko MIKI, Keiichi IKEDA, Toru MORITA
  • Patent number: 10589232
    Abstract: A forward osmosis membrane characterized in that a thin membrane layer having the performance of a semi-permeable membrane is laminated on a polyketone support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru Morita, Masayuki Kaneda, Masahiro Yasukawa, Hideto Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10531145
    Abstract: A home screen display unit displays a home screen indicating a plurality of menus. If an execution menu of a game application is selected in the home screen, a game screen display unit displays in full screen a game screen indicating an execution result of the game application. If an execution menu of an application other than a game is selected in the home screen, a browser screen display unit displays in full screen a browser screen indicating an execution result of the application other than a game. A screen transition control unit allows a direct transition from the game screen to the browser screen if a predetermined operation is performed while the game screen is displayed, and allows a direct transition from the browser screen to the game screen if the predetermined operation is performed while the browser screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Morita, You Asakura, Shigeru Enomoto, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yasuhiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10377650
    Abstract: A membrane separation type activated sludge treatment method according to an aspect of the present invention includes a step of performing biological treatment on waste water and a step of performing membrane separation on water having been treated in the biological treatment step. The membrane separation step employs a plurality of filtration modules including a plurality of hollow fiber membranes arranged adjacent to one another and oriented in one direction and a pair of holding members fixing both ends of the plurality of hollow fiber membranes, and a plurality of cleaning modules supplying air bubbles from beneath the filtration modules. An amount of treated water sucked by the filtration modules and an amount of air bubbles supplied by the cleaning modules are varied in response to variations in an inflow rate of the waste water in the biological treatment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu Tanaka, Hiroko Miki, Tomoyuki Yoneda, Toru Morita
  • Patent number: 10333153
    Abstract: The fuel cell catalyst layer has: a catalyst including a carbon support having pores with a pore diameter of from 1 nm to 5 nm and a catalyst metal supported within the pores of the carbon support; and an ionomer having a glass transition temperature equal to or greater than 160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Kaneko, Toru Morita, Junji Nakanishi, Hiroo Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20190177271
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agent for the prophylactic or treatment of diabetes, diabetic complications, insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, cardiac failure, cardiomyopathy, myocardial ischemia, brain ischemia, cerebral apoplexy, pulmonary hypertension, hyperlactacidemia, mitochondrial disease, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy or cancer, namely, a PDHK inhibitor and the like. A compound represented by the following formula [I] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Takahisa MOTOMURA, Hironobu NAGAMORI, Koichi SUZAWA, Hirotsugu ITO, Toru MORITA, Satoru KOBAYASHI, Hisashi SHINKAI
  • Publication number: 20190039025
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a filter unit in which hollow fiber membranes can be effectively cleaned. A filter unit of the present invention includes a plurality of filtration modules and one or more air bubble generation modules that supply bubbles to the filtration modules from below. Each filtration modules includes a plurality of hollow fiber membranes extending in an up-down direction and arranged side by side in a curtain shape and which are arranged at intervals. The one or more air bubble generation modules supply coarse bubbles to the filtration modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu TANAKA, Tomoyuki YONEDA, Hiroko MIKI, Toru MORITA
  • Patent number: 10191642
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a novel user interface capable of switching a number of images for display on a screen. The information processing apparatus displays a menu image representing one or more menu item images on a screen, displays, when any one of the one or more menu item images is selected, a selection target image associated with the selected menu item image on the screen, stores a selected order of already-selected ones of the one or more menu item images, displays, when one direction along one side of the screen is specified, another selection target image, which is selected in accordance with the stored selected order and the one direction, and redisplays the menu image when an opposite direction to the one direction is specified in a state in which the selection target image associated with the menu image selected most recently is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Motoki Kobayashi, Toru Morita
  • Patent number: 10179311
    Abstract: The present invention provides intermittent-bubbling equipment used while being immersed in a liquid. The intermittent-bubbling equipment includes a tubular casing vertically disposed; and a plurality of partition walls disposed substantially parallel to an axial direction in the casing, and configured to define a gas introducing chamber, a gas inducing chamber, and a gas discharging chamber. The gas introducing chamber and the gas inducing chamber communicate with each other at a top of the casing, and the gas inducing chamber and the gas discharging chamber communicate with each other at a bottom of the casing. An upper side of the gas introducing chamber and an upper side of the gas inducing chamber are closed by a lid plate, and a lower side of the gas inducing chamber and a lower side of the gas discharging chamber are closed by a bottom plate. A cross-sectional area of the gag introducing chamber may be greater than a cross-sectional area of the gas discharging chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu Tanaka, Toru Morita
  • Publication number: 20180369723
    Abstract: A method for operating a filtration apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention is a method for operating a filtration apparatus including three or more filtration modules, the method including a filtration step in which a filtration treatment is performed using the filtration modules and a cleaning step in which some of the filtration modules are stopped from performing the filtration treatment and the filtration modules stopped from performing the filtration treatment are cleaned simultaneously. A filtration apparatus according to another aspect of the present invention is a filtration apparatus including three or more filtration modules, a collection system that collects a filtrate from the filtration modules, and a cleaning system that cleans some of the filtration modules simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko MIKI, Hiromu TANAKA, Takayuki NISHIURA, Kenichi USHIKOSHI, Kiyoshi IDA, Toru MORITA
  • Publication number: 20180369754
    Abstract: An aeration tube according to the present invention, which is configured to supply a cleaning gas for a filtration unit, includes a straight tubular aeration portion, into one end of which the cleaning gas is force-fed and which has a plurality of aeration holes, and a tubular solid content discharge portion which extends from another end of the aeration portion. In a vertical cross section including a central axis of the aeration portion, a central axis of a discharge side of the solid content discharge portion is inclined downward with respect to the central axis of the aeration portion, and an angle of inclination of the central axis of the discharge side with respect to the central axis of the aeration portion is 20° to 80°. Preferably, the aeration holes are arranged on an upper side of the aeration portion, and centers of the aeration holes coincide with the vertical cross section including the central axis of the aeration portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaki MATSUMOTO, Toru MORITA, Kiyoshi IDA, Hiromu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10133604
    Abstract: In response to a selection of a program, a board image display control section sets program related information associated with the selected program in a displayable state. An execution start managing section starts the program in response to reception of a request to start the program, the program related information associated with the program being set in the displayable state. A stop and end managing section ends an already started program when a given condition is satisfied at a time of starting the program by the execution start managing section. A setting of program related information associated with the ended program is maintained in a displayable state even after the program is ended by the stop and end managing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakagawa, Takashi Hatakeda, Akihito Nagata, Yumi Kataoka, Toru Morita, Wataru Kaneko, Kousuke Yamaguchi