Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Banba

Yuichiro Banba 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: 20220161239
    Abstract: Provided is a functional structure which can suppress functional degradation of a functional material to achieve longer life, which can save resources without complicated replacement operations, and which, used for example as a catalyst, exhibits excellent catalytic activity. The functional structure includes supports each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional material present in the supports and including a metal element (M), in which each of the supports has channels communicating with one another, the functional material is present at least in the channel of each of the supports, and the metal element (M) having constituted the functional material is partially substituted with an element having constituted the supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Hirokazu SASAKI, Shinsuke NISHIDA, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220161242
    Abstract: Provided is a synthesis gas production catalyst structure or the like which can maintain stable high catalytic activity for a long period of time without degradation and can allow efficient production of a synthesis gas including carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The synthesis gas production catalyst structure 1 for use in producing a synthesis gas comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen, the synthesis gas production catalyst structure 1 including: supports 10 each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound; and at least one catalytic material 20 present in the supports 10, in which each of the supports 10 has channels 11 communicating with one another, each of the supports 10 has a ratio (L/d ratio) of long side dimension L to thickness dimension d of 5.0 or more, and the catalytic material 20 is present at least in the channel 11 of each of the supports 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Atsushi SHIMOYAMADA, Tomohiko MORI, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220055967
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing hydrocarbons including aromatic hydrocarbons and/or lower olefins including propylene from CO H2 while inhibiting reduction in catalyst activity and enhancing selectivity. The apparatus produces hydrocarbons including aromatic hydrocarbons having 6-10 carbon atoms and/or lower olefins including propylene, and is provided: a first supply unit which supplies a raw material gas containing CO and H2; and a hydrocarbon production unit to which the raw material gas is supplied from the first supply unit, and which produces the hydrocarbons from CO and H2 contained in the raw material gas while heating a catalyst structure at a temperature of 150° C. or more and less than 300° C. or at a temperature of 350° C. or more and less than 550° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukako NAKAI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220048014
    Abstract: A functional structure which can resist a decrease in the functions of the functional material caused by influences such as force and heat and thus have a long life. The functional structure includes supports each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional material present in the supports, in which each of the supports has channels communicating with one another, the functional material is present at least in the channel of each of the supports, the functional material present in the supports includes a metal element (M), and the content of the metal element (M) is more than 2.5 mass % with respect to the functional structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai NISHII, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220033712
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing hydrocarbons including aromatic hydrocarbons and lower olefins including propylene from CH4 and CO2 through CO and H2 with high activity and high selectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220032252
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a lower olefin-containing gas including propylene from CH4 and CO2 via CO and H2 with high activity and high selectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220032276
    Abstract: A functional structure which can resist a decrease in the function of the functional material and thus have a long life, can be free from the need for complicated replacement operation, can contribute to resource-saving, and can exhibit high catalytic activity when used, for example, as a catalyst. The functional structure includes supports each having porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional substance present in the supports, in which each of the supports has channels communicating with one another, the functional material is present at least in the channel of each of the supports, and the supports have an average external size of 20 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai NISHII, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220023848
    Abstract: A catalyst structure that allows prevention of aggregation of fine particles of a functional material, suppresses decrease of catalyst activity, and thus enables the extension of the lifetime of the catalyst structure. A catalyst structure is provided with: a support that is formed from a zeolite-type compound and has a porous structure; and at least one functional material present in the support. The functional material includes a first element that is at least one metallic element selected from the group consisting of cobalt, nickel, and iron. The support has paths connected to each other. The functional material including the first element is present in at least the paths of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukako NAKAI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220016607
    Abstract: A functional structure which can prevent metal fine particles from aggregating, can suppress bonding of an active metal species and a support, and can easily undergo catalyst activation before being used for reactions. The functional structure includes supports each having a porous structure and including a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional material precursor present in the supports and including a metal element (M), in which each of the supports has channels communicating with one another, the functional material precursor is present at least in the channel of each of the supports, and the metal element (M) having constituted the functional material precursor is partially substituted with an element having constituted the supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai NISHII, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Yukako NAKAI, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Hirokazu SASAKI, Shinsuke NISHIDA, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220016608
    Abstract: A catalyst structure that allows prevention of aggregation of fine particles of a functional substance, suppresses decrease of catalyst activity, and thus enables extension of the lifetime of the catalyst structure. A catalyst structure has a carrier that is formed from a zeolite-type compound and has a porous structure. The functional substance includes a first element that is at least one metallic element selected from the group consisting of cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), iron (Fe), and ruthenium (Ru), and at least one second element selected from the group consisting of metallic elements in group 1, group 2, group 4, group 7, and group 12 on the periodic table. The carrier has paths connected to each other. The functional substance is present in at least the paths of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori SEKINE, Yuichiro BANBA, Yukako NAKAI, Mai NISHII, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Sadahiro KATO, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11161101
    Abstract: A catalyst structure includes a carrier having a porous structure composed of a zeolite type compound and at least one catalytic material existing in the carrier. The carrier has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic material is a metal fine particle and exists at least in the channel of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine, Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20210162387
    Abstract: A catalyst structure includes a carrier having a porous structure composed of a zeolite type compound and at least one catalytic material existing in the carrier. The carrier has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic material is a metal fine particle and exists at least in the channel of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200115248
    Abstract: A functional structural body that can realize a prolonged life time by suppressing the decrease in function and that can fulfill resource saving without requiring a complicated replacement operation is provided. A functional structural body includes a skeletal body of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound; and at least one solid acid present in the skeletal body, the skeletal body has channels connecting with each other, and the solid acid is present at least in the channels of the skeletal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114338
    Abstract: Provided are a structured catalyst for CO shift or reverse shift that can realize a long life time by suppressing the decline in function, a method for producing the same, a CO shift or reverse shift reactor, a method for producing carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and a method for producing carbon monoxide and water. The structured catalyst for CO shift or reverse shift (1) includes a support (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one CO shift or reverse shift catalytic substance (20) present in the support (10), the support (10) has channels (11) connecting with each other, and the CO shift or reverse shift catalytic substance (20) is present at least in the channels (11) of the support (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200115640
    Abstract: Provided is a structured catalyst for hydrodesulfurization that suppresses the decline in catalytic activity and achieves efficient hydrodesulfurization. The structured catalyst for hydrodesulfurization (1) includes a support (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one catalytic substance (20) present in the support (10), the support (10) having channels (11) connecting with each other, and the catalytic substance (20) being present at least in the channels (11) of the support (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114339
    Abstract: The structured catalyst for oxidation for exhaust gas purification includes a support having a porous structure constituted by a zeolite-type compound, and at least one type of oxidation catalyst that is present in the support and selected from the group consisting of metal and metal oxide, the support having channels that communicate with each other, and the oxidation catalyst being present in at least the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114337
    Abstract: Provided are a structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production and an aromatic hydrocarbon producing device including a structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production, in which a reduction in catalytic activity is suppressed and an aromatic hydrocarbon can be efficiently produced. A structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production, including: a support of a porous framework composed of a zeolite-type compound; and at least one catalytic substance present in the support, in which the support has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic substance is made of metal nanoparticles and is present at least in the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114336
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a structured photocatalyst that can effectively prevent aggregation of photocatalyst particles and maintain favorable photocatalytic functionality over a long period of time. A structured photocatalyst including a support of porous structure including a zeolite-type compound and at least one photocatalytic substance present in the support, the support including channels connecting with each other, and the photocatalytic substance including metal oxide nanoparticles and being present at least at the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Publication number: 20200114341
    Abstract: To provide a functional structural body that can realize ong life time by suppressing the decline in function of the functional substance and that can attempt to save resources without requiring a complicated replacement operation, and to provide a method for making the functional structural body. The functional structural body (1) includes a skeletal body (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional substance (20) present in the skeletal body (10), the skeletal body (10) has channels (11) connecting with each other, and the functional substance is present at least the channels (11) of the skeletal body (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114335
    Abstract: To provide a highly active structured catalyst for methanol reforming that suppresses the decline in catalytic function and has excellent catalytic function, and a methanol reforming device. A structured catalyst for methanol reforming, including: a support of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound; and a catalytic substance present in the support, in which the support has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic substance is present at least in the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE