Patents by Inventor Yasushi Kaneko

Yasushi 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).

  • Publication number: 20190305154
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a multi-junction light energy conversion element including a material having a band gap suitable for a light energy conversion layer located upstream in an incidence direction of light. The present disclosure provides a light energy conversion element, comprising a first light energy conversion layer containing SrZn2N2 and a second light energy conversion layer containing an light energy conversion material. The light energy conversion material has a narrower band gap than the SrZn2N2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: KOKI UENO, RYOSUKE KIKUCHI, TORU NAKAMURA, TAKAHIRO KURABUCHI, YASUSHI KANEKO, KAZUHITO HATO, FUMIYASU OBA, YU KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10385465
    Abstract: To provide a method capable of efficiently producing an ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis which has high current efficiency, little variation in current efficiency and high alkaline resistance. This is a method for producing an ion exchange membrane 1 having a layer (C) 12 containing a fluorinated polymer (A) having carboxylic acid type functional groups, by immersing an ion exchange membrane precursor film having a precursor layer (C?) containing a fluorinated polymer (A?) having groups convertible to carboxylic acid type functional groups, in an aqueous alkaline solution comprising an alkali metal hydroxide, a water-soluble organic solvent and water, wherein the proportion of structural units having carboxylic acid type functional groups in the fluorinated polymer (A) is from 13.0 to 14.50 mol %; in the layer (C) 12, the value of resistivity is from 4.0×103 to 25.0×103 ?·cm, and the variation in resistivity is at most 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tamaki Chinsoga, Takuo Nishio, Yasushi Yamaki, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10370511
    Abstract: To provide a cation exchange membrane which is less susceptible to swelling or elongation during electrolysis of a potassium chloride aqueous solution even without permitting water absorption or swelling immediately prior to mounting it in an electrolyzer, and a method whereby it possible to stably produce a potassium hydroxide aqueous solution without necessity to conduct an operation for water absorption or swelling immediately prior to mounting the membrane in the electrolyzer. A cation exchange membrane comprising a polymer having cation exchange groups, wherein in cations (100 mol %) contained in the cation exchange membrane, the total of potassium ions and sodium ions is at least 99 mol %, and in the total (100 mol %) of potassium ions and sodium ions contained in the cation exchange membrane, the potassium ions are 80-98 mol % and the sodium ions are 20-2 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kusano, Takayuki Kaneko, Yasushi Yamaki, Takayuki Endo
  • Patent number: 10340537
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a reformer, a raw-material supplier, a desulfurizer, a flow controller, a vapor supplier, a fuel cell, a combustor, and a controller. After the raw-material supplier supplies a raw material at the startup of the fuel cell system, the controller causes the combustor to combust the raw material exhausted as off-gas from the fuel cell, subsequently causes the flow controller to allow gas exhausted from the reformer to flow through a recycle gas passage, and thereafter causes the vapor supplier to supply vapor, or the controller causes the flow controller to allow the gas exhausted from the reformer to flow through the recycle gas passage, subsequently causes the combustor to combust the raw material exhausted as the off-gas from the fuel cell, and thereafter causes the vapor supplier to supply the vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kaneko, Kunihiro Ukai
  • Publication number: 20190179201
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Masaki MATSUMORI, Hidehiro SONODA, Yasushi TOMIOKA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10320016
    Abstract: A high-temperature fuel cell system includes a fuel cell that includes an anode and a cathode and that generates power by using a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, a fuel-gas path along which the fuel gas flows, an oxidant-gas path along which the oxidant gas flows, an anode-off-gas path along which an anode off-gas flows, a cathode-off-gas path along which a cathode off-gas flows, a combustion space in communication with the anode-off-gas path and the cathode-off-gas path and in which the anode off-gas and the cathode off-gas are burned, a flue-gas path along which a flue gas flows, a cathode-off-gas branch portion disposed on the cathode-off-gas path between the combustion space and the cathode and at which some of the cathode off-gas is branched from the cathode-off-gas path, and a first heat exchanger that enables heat exchange between the oxidant gas, the flue gas, and the cathode off-gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Sakai, Kunihiro Ukai, Yasushi Kaneko, Shigenori Onuma, Takashi Kakuwa
  • Patent number: 10096851
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid oxide fuel cell and a mixer, the solid oxide fuel cell including an anode gas passage and a cathode gas passage, the mixer mixing an anode off gas discharged from the anode gas passage and a cathode off gas discharged from the cathode gas passage; a power-generating raw material supply device operative to supply a power-generating raw material to the fuel cell unit; a combustible gas passage, which extends from the power-generating raw material supply device to a downstream end of the anode gas passage; an oxidizing gas supply device operative to supply an oxidizing gas to the cathode gas passage; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation by the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the power-generating raw material supply device to supply the power-generating raw material in a volume more than or equal to a volume of the combustible gas passage to the combustible gas passage, and concurrently control the oxidizing g
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kaneko, Shigenori Onuma, Kunihiro Ukai, Akinori Yukimasa, Hiroshi Shirahama, Toshiharu Otsuka, Hiromi Kita, Taiichiro Sakamoto, Toshiharu Ooe
  • Patent number: 10079396
    Abstract: A solid-oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid-oxide fuel cell including an anode gas channel and a cathode gas channel and a mixer; an electric power generation raw material supplier; a combustible gas channel extending from the electric power generation raw material supplier to a downstream end of the anode gas channel; an oxidizing gas supplier; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation of the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the electric power generation raw material supplier to supply to the combustible gas channel the electric power generation raw material, the amount of which compensates for contraction of gas in the combustible gas channel due to temperature decrease of the fuel cell unit and also control the oxidizing gas supplier to supply the oxidizing gas to the cathode gas channel in accordance with the supply of the electric power generation raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Onuma, Yasushi Kaneko, Kunihiro Ukai, Akinori Yukimasa, Yosuke Akagi, Takeshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10014536
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a reformer generating a reformed gas using a raw material; a fuel cell generating electric power; a raw material supply passage; a hydro-desulfurizer operative to remove sulfur component in the raw material; a recycle passage through which the reformed gas is supplied to the raw material supply passage provided upstream of the hydro-desulfurizer; a temperature detector detecting a temperature of the hydro-desulfurizer; and a controller, wherein: when the temperature of the hydro-desulfurizer reaches a predetermined temperature, the controller increases a flow rate of the raw material from a predetermined flow rate by a flow rate corresponding to a flow rate of the recycled gas, and then, the controller starts supplying the recycled gas to the recycle passage; and after the recycled gas reaches an upstream end of the recycle passage, the controller returns the flow rate of the raw material to the predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Onuma, Noboru Taniguchi, Yasushi Kaneko, Toru Sukawa, Osamu Sakai, Yuichi Mikami, Hiroshi Shirahama, Toshiharu Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20170338505
    Abstract: A high-temperature fuel cell system includes a fuel cell that includes an anode and a cathode and that generates power by using a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, a fuel-gas path along which the fuel gas flows, an oxidant-gas path along which the oxidant gas flows, an anode-off-gas path along which an anode off-gas flows, a cathode-off-gas path along which a cathode off-gas flows, a combustion space in communication with the anode-off-gas path and the cathode-off-gas path and in which the anode off-gas and the cathode off-gas are burned, a flue-gas path along which a flue gas flows, a cathode-off-gas branch portion disposed on the cathode-off-gas path between the combustion space and the cathode and at which some of the cathode off-gas is branched from the cathode-off-gas path, and a first heat exchanger that enables heat exchange between the oxidant gas, the flue gas, and the cathode off-gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: OSAMU SAKAI, KUNIHIRO UKAI, YASUSHI KANEKO, SHIGENORI ONUMA, TAKASHI KAKUWA
  • Publication number: 20170092969
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid oxide fuel cell and a mixer, the solid oxide fuel cell including an anode gas passage and a cathode gas passage, the mixer mixing an anode off gas discharged from the anode gas passage and a cathode off gas discharged from the cathode gas passage; a power-generating raw material supply device operative to supply a power-generating raw material to the fuel cell unit; a combustible gas passage, which extends from the power-generating raw material supply device to a downstream end of the anode gas passage; an oxidizing gas supply device operative to supply an oxidizing gas to the cathode gas passage; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation by the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the power-generating raw material supply device to supply the power-generating raw material in a volume more than or equal to a volume of the combustible gas passage to the combustible gas passage, and concurrently control the oxidizing g
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yasushi KANEKO, Shigenori ONUMA, Kunihiro UKAI, Akinori YUKIMASA, Hiroshi SHIRAHAMA, Toshiharu OTSUKA, Hiromi KITA, Taiichiro SAKAMOTO, Toshiharu OOE
  • Publication number: 20170047601
    Abstract: A solid-oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid-oxide fuel cell including an anode gas channel and a cathode gas channel and a mixer; an electric power generation raw material supplier; a combustible gas channel extending from the electric power generation raw material supplier to a downstream end of the anode gas channel; an oxidizing gas supplier; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation of the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the electric power generation raw material supplier to supply to the combustible gas channel the electric power generation raw material, the amount of which compensates for contraction of gas in the combustible gas channel due to temperature decrease of the fuel cell unit and also control the oxidizing gas supplier to supply the oxidizing gas to the cathode gas channel in accordance with the supply of the electric power generation raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shigenori ONUMA, Yasushi KANEKO, Kunihiro UKAI, Akinori YUKIMASA, Yosuke AKAGI, Takeshi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20160329584
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a reformer generating a reformed gas using a raw material; a fuel cell generating electric power; a raw material supply passage; a hydro-desulfurizer operative to remove sulfur component in the raw material; a recycle passage through which the reformed gas is supplied to the raw material supply passage provided upstream of the hydro-desulfurizer; a temperature detector detecting a temperature of the hydro-desulfurizer; and a controller, wherein: when the temperature of the hydro-desulfurizer reaches a predetermined temperature, the controller increases a flow rate of the raw material from a predetermined flow rate by a flow rate corresponding to a flow rate of the recycled gas, and then, the controller starts supplying the recycled gas to the recycle passage; and after the recycled gas reaches an upstream end of the recycle passage, the controller returns the flow rate of the raw material to the predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Shigenori ONUMA, Noboru TANIGUCHI, Yasushi KANEKO, Toru SUKAWA, Osamu SAKAI, Yuichi MIKAMI, Hiroshi SHIRAHAMA, Toshiharu OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20160156048
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a reformer, a raw-material supplier, a desulfurizer, a flow controller, a vapor supplier, a fuel cell, a combustor, and a controller. After the raw-material supplier supplies a raw material at the startup of the fuel cell system, the controller causes the combustor to combust the raw material exhausted as off-gas from the fuel cell, subsequently causes the flow controller to allow gas exhausted from the reformer to flow through a recycle gas passage, and thereafter causes the vapor supplier to supply vapor, or the controller causes the flow controller to allow the gas exhausted from the reformer to flow through the recycle gas passage, subsequently causes the combustor to combust the raw material exhausted as the off-gas from the fuel cell, and thereafter causes the vapor supplier to supply the vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Yasushi KANEKO, Kunihiro UKAI
  • Patent number: 9228475
    Abstract: An exhaust silencing device connected to an exhaust system of an engine is provided in which two outlet pipes that have at an upstream end thereof an opening portion opening within the silencer main body and that discharge exhaust gas within the silencer main body to an outside thereof are disposed within the silencer main body along a bottom thereof so that the distances thereof from the lowest part of the bottom are substantially equal, and the opening portion of one outlet pipe is directed further toward the bottom of the silencer main body than is the opening portion of the other outlet pipe. Such exhaust silencing device efficiently discharges to the outside the condensed water building up within the silencer main body so as not to impair an effect in reducing exhaust resistance by providing two outlet pipes that guide the exhaust gas to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruaki Mukai, Jun Muto, Yasushi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20140291067
    Abstract: An exhaust silencing device connected to an exhaust system of an engine is provided in which two outlet pipes that have at an upstream end thereof an opening portion opening within the silencer main body and that discharge exhaust gas within the silencer main body to an outside thereof are disposed within the silencer main body along a bottom thereof so that the distances thereof from the lowest part of the bottom are substantially equal, and the opening portion of one outlet pipe is directed further toward the bottom of the silencer main body than is the opening portion of the other outlet pipe. Such exhaust silencing device efficiently discharges to the outside the condensed water building up within the silencer main body so as not to impair an effect in reducing exhaust resistance by providing two outlet pipes that guide the exhaust gas to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicants: YUTAKA GIKEN CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki Mukai, Jun Muto, Yasushi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8398741
    Abstract: Fine composite metal particle comprising a metal core and a coating layer of carbon, and being obtained by reducing metal oxide powder with carbon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kaneko, Shigeo Fujii, Hisato Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8323374
    Abstract: Fine composite metal particle comprising a metal core and a coating layer of carbon, and being obtained by reducing metal oxide powder with carbon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kaneko, Shigeo Fujii, Hisato Tokoro, Takeo Oku
  • Patent number: 8252781
    Abstract: [Object] It is to provide a novel compound useful for preventing and/or treating diseases that involves 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (in particular diabetes, insulin resistance, diabetes complication, obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, fatty liver, or metabolic syndrome). [Means to Solve the Object] A 1,2-diazetidin-3-one derivative represented by the following general formula (1) or salt thereof, or their solvate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Nakashima, Takaaki Araki, Takahisa Ogamino, Noriaki Gomi, Yasushi Kaneko, Kazutoyo Abe, Tadaaki Ohgiya
  • Publication number: 20110185851
    Abstract: Fine composite metal particle comprising a metal core and a coating layer of carbon, and being obtained by reducing metal oxide powder with carbon powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD
    Inventors: Yasushi KANEKO, Shigeo FUJII, Hisato TOKORO