Patents Assigned to Noritz Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220196290
    Abstract: A hot water supply device includes a combustion part, a combustion fan, a heat exchange part, a water supply part, a hot water discharge part, and a control part. In the hot water supply device, in a pre-purge step of a heating operation, the presence or absence of a disturbance factor is determined based on rotational responsiveness and deviation of the combustion fan with respect to a scavenging rotation speed. When there is no disturbance factor, in an ignition step, detection of a failure sign is performed based on responsiveness and deviation of the combustion fan with respect to an ignition rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko HAMAGAMI, Hideyuki OKADA, Kenta YAMANISHI, Hisataka HAYASE, Kazuhiro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220196284
    Abstract: A combustion device including a chamber, a burner, a fan case, and a fan is provided. The chamber has a top wall. On the top wall, an inflow port penetrating through the top wall along a first direction and in communication with an internal space of the chamber is formed. The burner is attached to the chamber, so as to be spaced apart from and face the top wall in the first direction. In the fan case, a discharge port and an intake port penetrating through the fan case along the first direction and in communication with an internal space of the fan case are formed. The discharge port is connected with the inflow port. The fan is provided in the internal space of the fan case. A rotation axis of the fan is along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya KARAKI
  • Publication number: 20220196253
    Abstract: A hot water supply device including an inlet pipe, an outlet pipe, a burner unit, a heat exchanger, an exhaust aperture, a first temperature sensor detecting a measured exhaust temperature of the exhaust gas, a second temperature sensor detecting a water temperature of water entering the inlet pipe, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain an error between the measured exhaust temperature and an estimated exhaust temperature, and detects that scale clogging has occurred inside the heat exchange tubing based on an index which is generated using the error between the measured exhaust temperature and the estimated exhaust temperature. The estimated exhaust temperature is a first predetermined value that is determined using a numerical equation which has at least the water temperature of water entering the inlet pipe and a scale number of the hot water supply device as variables of the numerical equation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke IWAI, Kazuhiro NISHIMURA, Masahiro IGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11358208
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes tube expansion portions provided respectively on a plurality of heat transfer tubes such that outer peripheral surfaces of the heat transfer tubes are respectively pressed against inner peripheral surfaces of a plurality of first holes provided in a side wall portion of a case, and a plurality of first concave surface portions provided in an outer surface of the tube expansion portion so that first gaps, into which brazing material of a first brazed portion advances, are formed between the outer surface of the tube expansion portion and the inner peripheral surface of the first hole. At least one of the plurality of first concave surface portions is positioned in an outside peripheral surface portion of the outer peripheral surface of the heat transfer tube. According to this configuration, the strength with which the heat transfer tubes are attached to the case can be increased while simplifying a manufacturing operation and reducing the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11359838
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a tube expansion portion formed by expanding a heat transfer tube so that an outer peripheral surface of the heat transfer tube is pressed against an inner peripheral surface of a hole provided in a side wall portion of a case. The tube expansion portion includes first and second bulge portions positioned respectively on the inside and the outside of the side wall portion so as to sandwich the side wall portion in an axial length direction of the heat transfer tube and configured such that respective outer peripheral surfaces thereof partially bulge outward in a radial direction of the heat transfer tube, an end portion tip end of the heat transfer tube is positioned apart from the second bulge portion, and the end portion tip end and a part in the vicinity thereof are expanded so as to be included in a part of the tube expansion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Se, Shoji Okuda, Hideyuki Fujisawa, Taihei Terasawa, Masaki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220163158
    Abstract: An air supply duct for fan is used to guide air to an air intake port of a fan, and includes a duct main body portion in which an air passage extending in a predetermined x direction with one end side set as an air inlet port is formed inside, and an air supply port for supplying air travelling through the air passage to the air intake port of the fan is arranged. A peripheral region of the air supply port of the inside of the duct main body portion is surrounded by wall portions in the periphery except for a communication portion with the air passage, and is configured as a space portion for generating air column vibration and having a width in a y direction intersecting the x direction larger than a width of the air passage. A combustion device including the air supply duct is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keigo Fukunishi
  • Patent number: 11339976
    Abstract: A hot-water supply device includes a hot-water dispenser supplying hot-water, a hot-water supply path supplying the hot-water to a hot-water supply tap, a circulation path carrying out instant hot-water operation which circulates and heats the hot-water remaining in the hot-water supply path, a first clock repeatedly measuring unit times in which a pattern of hot-water usage of a user makes a round, and a flow rate sensor detecting the supply of the hot-water from the hot-water supply tap. The control portion detects, for each of the unit times and based on detection signals of the flow rate sensor, a time zone in which hot-water supply operation is carried out, and reserves, based on a time zone in a first unit time in which the hot-water supply operation is carried out, a time zone in a second unit time following the first unit time for carrying out the instant hot-water operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahide Hasegawa, Atsushi Ushio, Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11326785
    Abstract: A heating and hot-water-supply apparatus is provided with: a control unit that performs control on the basis of detection parameters of a plurality of detection means installed at the aforementioned locations and a setting parameter set in an operation unit. The distribution means can adjust the distribution ratio so as to correspond to a heating operation, a hot-water supply operation, and the simultaneous heating and hot-water-supply operation. The control unit prohibits the simultaneous heating and hot-water-supply operation in a case in which the required heating capacity for the hot-water supply operation calculated on the basis of the detection parameters and the setting parameter is equal to or greater than a predetermined standard capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihisa Kageyama, Hiroshi Morimoto, Takehito Yokoyama, Yasutaka Kuriyama, Yoshihisa Kitano, Yasushi Morita, Toshihiro Kawachi, Midori Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20220128065
    Abstract: Provided is a blowing device capable of improving a noise reduction effect as compared with a conventional case, and a combustion device including the blowing device is provided. In a rear side shroud of an impeller configuring a blowing device, a first inclined surface portion that is inclined so as to be located frontward toward the radial outer side is formed in a front surface portion of the rear side shroud in a region close to the outer peripheral edge, while a second inclined surface portion that is inclined so as to be located rearward toward the radial outer side is formed in a front surface portion of the rear side shroud in a region closer to the center than the first inclined surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Umakoshi, Mikihiro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11293702
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of heat transfer tubes extending in a first direction and aligned in a second direction intersecting with the first direction, and a plurality of fins disposed in the first direction. The fins each include a plurality of fin main bodies aligned in the second direction, and a bridging portion connecting two adjacent ones of the fin main bodies. At least one of the fin main bodies is provided with a through hole next to the bridging portion in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihide Wada, Takeshi Ohigashi
  • Patent number: 11287158
    Abstract: Provided are a heat exchanger capable of cooling a shell plate and having good assemblability and a hot water apparatus having the same. A primary heat exchanger includes a heat exchanging portion, a shell plate, and a shell pipe portion. The shell plate surrounds the heat exchanging portion. The shell pipe portion is for cooling the shell plate. The shell plate includes a front surface portion and a main body portion. The main body portion is installed on the front surface portion and is formed by bending one sheet of plate into a U shape. The shell pipe portion is bent in a U shape along an inner surface of the main body portion and installed on the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Kondo, Takeshi Ohigashi
  • Publication number: 20220065497
    Abstract: A water heating apparatus is provided. The water heating apparatus includes a pump and is configured to be able to set a hot-water circulation route to circulate hot water discharged from a heat exchanger to be re-entered into the heat exchanger by operation of the pump. When a state of a hot-water supply operation in which a burner drives combustion is changed to an end state, hot water in the heat exchanger is circulated in the hot-water circulation route to suppress deposition of scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Iguchi, Shigeo Sugie
  • Patent number: 11262774
    Abstract: When a voltage signal is input to input terminals as a positive voltage, the voltage conversion circuit generates a control voltage proportional to an input voltage by a voltage-dividing circuit according to resistance elements, a voltage follower circuit according to an operational amplifier, and a voltage-dividing circuit according to resistance elements. When a voltage signal is input to the input terminals as a negative voltage, since the operational amplifier outputs a power supply voltage according to an input of the negative voltage, the voltage conversion circuit generates a predetermined positive voltage obtained by dividing the power supply voltage by the resistance elements as the control voltage. The predetermined positive voltage is higher than a voltage range of the control voltage when the voltage signal is input as the positive voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Ikari, Masahiro Sugibayashi, Yoshifumi Atobe, Naoki Tsuda, Nobuyuki Fushida
  • Patent number: 11255550
    Abstract: Provided is a heating and hot water supply device. The heating and hot water supply device includes: a combustion part; a heat exchanger; a circulation passage; a circulation part; a bypass passage; a distribution means for distributing the heating medium to the circulation passage and the bypass passage; a hot water supply heat exchanger; a water supply passage; and a hot water supply passage (21). The distribution ratio of the distribution means is adjustable so as to correspond to a heating operation, a hot water supply operation, and the simultaneous heating and hot water supply operation. The heating and hot water supply device includes an operation part, which heats the heating medium to one or more heating terminal setting temperatures and circulates the heating medium, and switches a setting of the one or more heating terminal setting temperatures to be increased by a prescribed temperature during the simultaneous heating and hot water supply operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morimoto, Naoki Tsuda, Akihisa Kageyama, Takehito Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11243033
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes fins and a plurality of pairs of cut-and-raised parts. Each pair of the cut-and-raised parts are positioned on both left and right sides in a width direction on a downstream side in a heating gas flowing direction around an outer circumference surface of each of upstream pipe body parts and face a downstream part on the outer circumference surface with a first gap therebetween. A width between upstream end parts of each pair of the cut-and-raised parts is larger than an outer diameter of each of the upstream pipe body parts. In addition, each pair of the cut-and-raised parts are inclined such that a width between downstream end parts becomes smaller than the width between the upstream end parts. A heating gas passing part having a width narrower than a dimension therebetween is provided in a region between two adjacent upstream pipe body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20220034503
    Abstract: A premixing flow path forming member of a premixing device includes a member whose attachment mode can be changed, and flow path resistance of a fuel gas flow path can be changed when the attachment mode of the member is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei OGAWA, Keiichi MIURA, Tsuneo FUNABIKI, Tatsuya KARAKI
  • Publication number: 20220026066
    Abstract: A combustion apparatus includes a combustion part, a blower fan, an ignition device, and a control part. The control part selectively performs continuous combustion in which the combustion part is operated to burn continuously and intermittent combustion in which a combustion period and a non-combustion period of the combustion part are repeatedly provided. When the continuous combustion is stopped, the control part extinguishes the combustion part and operates the blower fan to perform a scavenging operation. When the combustion period in the intermittent combustion is ended, the control part extinguishes the combustion part and operates the blower fan to perform a scavenging operation in the non-combustion period. A total air blowing amount of the blower fan in the scavenging operation during the non-combustion period is set to be less than a total air blowing amount of the blower fan in the scavenging operation when the continuous combustion is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Abe, Makoto Kusakabe, Shota Mizuno, Eiji Kanki
  • Patent number: 11226133
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a water heating apparatus which has a inverse combustion type burner installed within a case for a heat exchanger so as to cause heat to be transferred from an outer peripheral flange of the burner to the heat exchanger case. [Solution] This water heating apparatus is provided with: a fan for supplying combustion air; a chamber case which is connected to the fan and which has set therein a chamber where an air-fuel mixture is formed; a inverse combustion type burner for combusting the air-fuel mixture supplied from the chamber; a heat exchanger in which combustion gas generated by the burner is introduced into a case where water is heated; and sealing member which is installed between a peripheral flange of the chamber case and a peripheral flange of the case, wherein the burner is set inside the case, and an outer peripheral flange of the burner is anchored to an inner wall surface of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Miura
  • Publication number: 20220003431
    Abstract: A heating and hot-water supply device includes a combustion means, a heat exchanger, a circulation passage, a circulation means, a bypass passage, a distribution means, a hot-water supply heat exchanger, a water supply passage, a hot-water supply passage, and a control means. The heat exchanger heats a heating heat-medium to a target heat medium temperature. The distribution means distributes the heating heat-medium to the circulation passage and the bypass passage. The control means is capable of adjusting a distribution ratio of the distribution means to be adaptable to a heating operation, a hot-water supply operation, and a simultaneous heating and hot-water supply operation. At the time of transition from the heating operation to the simultaneous heating and hot-water supply operation, in a case where the heating terminal for performing heating is a warm air heater, the control means raises the target heat medium temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihisa KAGEYAMA, Hiroshi MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210394134
    Abstract: A premixing device includes: a gas flow passage forming member in which an x direction is used as an axial length direction, and a Venturi-shaped gas flow passage into which air can flow in from the outside is formed inside; and a blade portion positioned in the gas flow passage, extending in a y direction, and equipped with a fuel gas outlet. The blade portion includes first and second blade portions spaced apart from each other in a z direction, and an air flow path near the center through which a part of the air flows is formed between these first and second blade portions. At least one of a pair of surfaces of the first and second blade portions facing each other is equipped with an inner bulging portion that bulges in the z direction so as to squeeze a part of the air flow path near the center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi MIURA, Tsuneo FUNABIKI, Tatsuya KARAKI, Kyohei OGAWA