Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Fukushima

Yoshiaki Fukushima 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: 11066367
    Abstract: Provided are an electron donor that is easy to handle and can be used to carry out a coupling reaction economically and efficiently through simple operations under mild conditions in a short period of time, and a method for synthesizing 4,4?-bipyridine using the electron donor. The electron donor includes a mixture of a dispersion product obtained by dispersing sodium in a dispersion solvent and 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone, and this electron donor is used in the method for synthesizing 4,4?-bipyridine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Murakami, Miyuki Fukushima, Kazuhiko Takai, Sobi Asako
  • Patent number: 9120959
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical thermal energy storage material structure, including a granular chemical thermal energy storage material, a clay mineral having a layered ribbon structure, and a complex metal silicate that is generated by a reaction between the above-mentioned chemical thermal energy storage material and the above-mentioned clay mineral and that includes at least one type of alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, OMI MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Hara, Miyo Mochizuki, Takashi Shimazu, Hideo Sobukawa, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Tomohisa Wakasugi, Kazuhisa Yano, Hiroyuki Itahara, Tsutomu Sawada, Takatsune Fujimura
  • Patent number: 9074827
    Abstract: A heat exchanger heat-utilization device is obtained that can efficiently store heat and dissipate heat in or from a chemical thermal storage medium, and a manufacturing method of the heat exchanger heat-utilization device. A heat exchanger heat-utilization device includes: chemical thermal storage medium composite molded formed by organizing chemical thermal storage medium particles into a porous structural body having flow channels; and a heat exchanger body. The heat exchanger body has thermal storage medium containing portions in which the chemical thermal storage medium composite molded bodies are accommodated, and fluid flow channels that are partitioned from the thermal storage medium containing portions by partition walls and through which a heat exchange medium flows for heat exchange with the chemical thermal storage medium composite molded bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takashi Shimazu, Hiroyuki Mitsui, Hideo Sobukawa, Yasuo Takada, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8716424
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that it is a process for synthesizing an organic/inorganic composite that not only comprises an oxide of silicon and metal, oxide which includes a bond being expressed by “M-O-M” (where “M” independently represents silicon atom or metal atom), but also possesses an organic group which is bonded to a part of silicone atoms at least; and it includes: a preparation step of preparing a raw-material solution by dissolving an organo alkoxysilane, which possesses one or more alkoxy groups and has the silicon atom that is bonded with the organic group by covalent bond, and a metallic compound, which includes the metal atom, in a first solvent, which is a polar solvent; a reaction step of synthesizing the organic/inorganic composite by not only hydrolyzing the organo alkoxysilane and the metallic compound but also condensing them by means of dehydration; and a removal step of adding a second solvent, which does not dissolve compatibly with a solution that has undergone the rea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Masaaki Tani, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20130075052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical thermal energy storage material structure, including a granular chemical thermal energy storage material, a clay mineral having a layered ribbon structure, and a complex metal silicate that is generated by a reaction between the above-mentioned chemical thermal energy storage material and the above-mentioned clay mineral and that includes at least one type of alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: OMI MINING CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Masashi Hara, Miyo Mochizuki, Takashi Shimazu, Hideo Sobukawa, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Tomohisa Wakasugi, Kazuhisa Yano, Hiroyuki Itahara, Tsutomu Sawada, Takatsune Fujimura
  • Patent number: 8105630
    Abstract: A composition containing an extremely poorly water-soluble drug and obtained by treating, with a supercritical fluid or subcritical fluid of carbon dioxide, a mixture comprising a porous silica material and the extremely poorly water-soluble drug; and its production process. The porous silica material has an average pore diameter in a range of from 1 to 20 nm, pores having diameters within ±40% of the average pore size account for at least 60% of a total pore volume of the porous silica material, and in X-ray diffractometry, the porous silica material has at least one peak at a position of diffraction angle (2?) corresponding to a d value of at least 1 nm. The composition according to the present invention, which contains the extremely poorly water-soluble drug, is excellent in the dissolution of the extremely poorly water-soluble drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Kowa Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Kanebako, Masayuki Kanishi, Toshio Inagi, Hirofumi Takeuchi, Tsutomu Kajino, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Haruo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8034509
    Abstract: The membrane electrode assembly 1 has an anode 10, a cathode 20, and an electrolyte membrane 30 disposed between the anode and cathode; the anode and cathode are gas diffusion electrodes; the electrolyte membrane contains a solid electrolyte in which a plurality of pores with mean pore diameters of 1 to 30 nm are formed; and the solid electrolyte has a backbone comprising organic groups having one or more metal atoms, oxygen atoms bonded to the metal atoms, and carbon atoms bonded to the metal atoms or oxygen atoms, and also has functional groups with ion-exchange capabilities that are bonded to the organic groups in the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Masaya Kawasumi, Naoki Hasegawa, Yu Morimoto, Kyoko Tsusaka
  • Patent number: 8034740
    Abstract: A moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent, comprising a porous silica having a hexagonal pore structure, an average pore size of from 0.8 to 20 nm, an average particle size of 50 nm to 100 ?m, a specific surface area of from 400 to 2000 m2/g, and a pore volume of from 0.1 to 3.0 cm3/g; a material having an adsorbability of moisture or a protein, comprising the moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent; and use of the moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent for imparting absorbability of moisture or a protein to a material selected from the group consisting of food wrapping materials; filtration aid agents; sanitary articles; compositions containing a synthetic resin; moisture-controlled material; covering materials for wounds; insulation substrates; coating materials for semiconductor devices; cosmetics; inkjet recording media; and compositions containing synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignees: Taiyo Kagaku Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Kouichi Kitahata, Masaaki Yanagi, Yuuki Kasama, Noriko Nomura, Kanae Teramoto, Hironobu Nanbu, Yoshiki Yamazaki, Mitsumasa Horii, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7973109
    Abstract: A process for producing a crosslinked type or non-crosslinked type layered metal phosphonate compound including a reaction step of reacting two or more members selected from organic diphosphonic acids or monophosphonic acids, or derivatives thereof having predetermined conditions and a metal source capable of forming an ion of a hexacoordinate metal atom as a central atom (M) of a metal oxide octahedron upon reaction under the presence of a sulfuric acid catalyst, a crosslinked or non-crosslinked metal phosphonate compound obtained by the process, as well as a stock solution used for the synthesis of the crosslinked or non-crosslinked type layered metal phosphonate compound described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Ogata, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Masaya Kawasumi
  • Publication number: 20110046403
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that it is a process for synthesizing an organic/inorganic composite that not only comprises an oxide of silicon and metal, oxide which includes a bond being expressed by “M-O-M” (where “M” independently represents silicon atom or metal atom), but also possesses an organic group which is bonded to a part of silicone atoms at least; and it includes: a preparation step of preparing a raw-material solution by dissolving an organo alkoxysilane, which possesses one or more alkoxy groups and has the silicon atom that is bonded with the organic group by covalent bond, and a metallic compound, which includes the metal atom, in a first solvent, which is a polar solvent; a reaction step of synthesizing the organic/inorganic composite by not only hydrolyzing the organo alkoxysilane and the metallic compound but also condensing them by means of dehydration; and a removal step of adding a second solvent, which does not dissolve compatibly with a solution that has undergone the rea
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Masaaki Tani, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7858684
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a solid composite material easily molded into a desirable shape and superior both in hardness and toughness, and a method of producing the same. A solid composite material 1 having an organic matrix of fibrous organic polymers of nonionic polymer and fine particles of a crystalline metal carbonate having an average diameter of 30 nm or less dispersed therein and a production method thereof. The production method includes mixing, gelation, and reactive precipitation steps. In the mixing step, a liquid mixture is prepared by mixing a hydrophilic nonionic polymers with a metal ion source in water. In the gelation step, the nonionic polymer in the liquid mixture is allowed to gel, to give a gel solvent. In the reactive precipitation step, a metal carbonate is precipitated by adding a carbonic acid source to the gel solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hiroaki Wakayama, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20100252248
    Abstract: A heat exchanger heat-utilization device is obtained that can efficiently store heat and dissipate heat in or from a chemical thermal storage medium, and a manufacturing method of the heat exchanger heat-utilization device. A heat exchanger heat-utilization device includes: chemical thermal storage medium composite molded formed by organizing chemical thermal storage medium particles into a porous structural body having flow channels; and a heat exchanger body. The heat exchanger body has thermal storage medium containing portions in which the chemical thermal storage medium composite molded bodies are accommodated, and fluid flow channels that are partitioned from the thermal storage medium containing portions by partition walls and through which a heat exchange medium flows for heat exchange with the chemical thermal storage medium composite molded bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takashi Shimazu, Hiroyuki Mitsui, Hideo Sobukawa, Yasuo Takada, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20100050519
    Abstract: There is provided a process for producing an energy gas at a lower temperature and in a larger amount, as well as an energy gas storage material capable of easily taking out the energy gas. A process for producing an energy gas including a MG processing step of co-grinding a mixture of a carbon-, hydrogen-, and oxygen-containing compound, an alkali metal or compound thereof, and an alkaline earth metal or a compound thereof, thereby obtaining a MG processing product and a heating step of heating the MG processing product in an inert atmosphere, as well as an energy storage material obtained by the MG processing described above. The MG processing step preferably including adding a transition metal or a compound thereof to the mixture and co-grinding the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuaki Kawai, Mitsuru Matsumoto, Shinichi Towata, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Qiwu Zhang, Fumio Saito
  • Publication number: 20090142256
    Abstract: A method capable of easily producing a nanostructured material having regular nanoscale arrangement. The method comprises a raw material solution preparation step of preparing a raw material solution by dissolving, in a solvent, a block copolymer comprising a polymer block component “A” and a polymer block component “B” which are immiscible to each other, and an inorganic precursor which coordinates with the polymer block component “A” but does not coordinate with the polymer block component “B”; and a nanostructure-forming step of forming a nanophase-separated structure “10” in which a polymer phase “1A” comprising the polymer block component “A” with which the inorganic precursor is coordinated, and a polymer phase “1B” comprising the polymer block component “B” are regularly arranged by self-assembly. A nanostructured material can be obtained by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroaki WAKAYAMA, Yoshiaki FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20090093607
    Abstract: A process for producing a crosslinked type or non-crosslinked type layered metal phosphonate compound including a reaction step of reacting two or more members selected from organic diphosphonic acids or monophosphonic acids, or derivatives thereof having predetermined conditions and a metal source capable of forming an ion of a hexacoordinate metal atom as a central atom (M) of a metal oxide octahedron upon reaction under the presence of a sulfuric acid catalyst, a crosslinked or non-crosslinked metal phosphonate compound obtained by the process, as well as a stock solution used for the synthesis of the crosslinked or non-crosslinked type layered metal phosphonate compound described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Ogata, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Masaya Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 7488559
    Abstract: The solid electrolyte of the present invention is composed of an organic/inorganic composite material having pores with a mean pore diameter of 1 to 30 nm and having a skeleton comprising a metal atom, an oxygen atom bonded to the metal atom, and an organic group having at least one carbon atom bonded to the metal atom or the oxygen atom, and a functional group having an ion exchange function and bonded to the organic group inside the pores. As a result, even if the relative pressure of the water vapor in the atmosphere is less than 1.0, it is still possible to achieve a solid electrolyte with a sufficiently high ion conductivity at a lower temperature than with a conventional solid electrolyte such as stabilized zirconia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Shiyou Guan, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20080085964
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a solid composite material easily molded into a desirable shape and superior both in hardness and toughness, and a method of producing the same. A solid composite material 1 having an organic matrix of fibrous organic polymers of nonionic polymer and fine particles of a crystalline metal carbonate having an average diameter of 30 nm or less dispersed therein and a production method thereof. The production method includes mixing, gelation, and reactive precipitation steps. In the mixing step, a liquid mixture is prepared by mixing a hydrophilic nonionic polymers with a metal ion source in water. In the gelation step, the nonionic polymer in the liquid mixture is allowed to gel, to give a gel solvent. In the reactive precipitation step, a metal carbonate is precipitated by adding a carbonic acid source to the gel solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroaki Wakayama, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20070196659
    Abstract: A carbon gel composite material including: a carbon gel which is composed of primary particles with an average particle diameter of 2 to 50 nm, where no x-ray diffraction peaks are observed over a scan angle (2?) range of 0.5 to 10° (CuK60 radiation) and where in a pore size distribution calculated from an adsorption/desorption isotherm, if a pore diameter corresponding to the peak of the pore size distribution is not smaller than 1 nm and is smaller than 10 nm (pore diameter (d)), pores accounting for 60% or more of the total pore volume have a pore diameter within plus or minus 2 nm of the pore diameter (d), and if a pore diameter corresponding to the peak of the pore size distribution is in a range of 10 to 50 nm (pore diameter (D)), pores accounting for 60% or more of the total pore volume have a pore diameter in a range of (0.75×D) to (1.25×D); and at least one adsorbed component selected from the group consisting of proteins, metal complexes and metals, which is adsorbed on the carbon gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Norihiko Setoyama, Tsutomu Kajino, Hideki Takagi, Takahiko Asaoka, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20070166438
    Abstract: A moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent, comprising a porous silica having a hexagonal pore structure, an average pore size of from 0.8 to 20 nm, an average particle size of 50 nm to 100 ?m, a specific surface area of from 400 to 2000 m2/g, and a pore volume of from 0.1 to 3.0 cm3/g; a material having an adsorbability of moisture or a protein, comprising the moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent; and use of the moisture- or protein-adsorbability imparting agent for imparting absorbability of moisture or a protein to a material selected from the group consisting of food wrapping materials; filtration aid agents; sanitary articles; compositions containing a synthetic resin; moisture-controlled material; covering materials for wounds; insulation substrates; coating materials for semiconductor devices; cosmetics; inkjet recording media; and compositions containing synthetic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Kouichi Kitahata, Masaaki Yanagi, Yuuki Kasama, Noriko Nomura, Kanae Teramoto, Hironobu Nanbu, Yoshiki Yamazaki, Mitsumasa Horii, Yoshiaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7198825
    Abstract: A pressure container is filled with a base material having at least part of the surface coated with an organic matrix including at least one member selected from the specific functional groups, and a material solution containing a carbonate material as a material for carbonate film and an organic polymer including at least one member selected from the specific groups. In succession, by supplying CO2 into the pressure container at 2 atm or higher, a carbonate film is deposited on the surface of the organic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hiroaki Wakayama, Yoshiaki Fukushima