Patents Assigned to PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
  • Publication number: 20210123426
    Abstract: A hermetic refrigerant compressor (100) includes a sealed container (101) in which lubricating oil (103) having a kinematic viscosity in a range of 1 to 9 mm2/S at 40° C. is stored, the lubricating oil (103) containing a sliding modifier that is either sulfur or a sulfur-containing compound. A compression element (107) includes a shaft part that is a crank shaft (108). In a case where a sliding surface of a main shaft (109) is a single sliding surface, a length of the single sliding surface in an axial direction is a single sliding length L, whereas in a case where the sliding surface is divided into a plurality of sliding surfaces, a length of one of the sliding surfaces in the axial direction, the one sliding surface having the least length in the axial direction among the plurality of sliding surfaces, is the single sliding length L, and a ratio L/D of the single sliding length L to an external diameter D of the main shaft (109) is less than or equal to 0.51.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Hiroto HAYASHI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Terumasa IDE, Hironari AKASHI, Masanobu GONDO, Akio YAGI
  • Publication number: 20210108627
    Abstract: A hermetic compressor is disclosed. The hermetic compressor comprises compressing unit and an electromotive unit. The compressing unit comprises: a cylinder block having a compression chamber; cylinder head having a discharge chamber which is controllably couplable to the compression chamber; a discharge muffler body portion and a discharge muffler cover which form a discharge muffler chamber coupled to the discharge chamber; a piston configured to compress a refrigerant in the compression chamber; and a main frame having a least one mounting leg. The electromotive unit comprises: a stator; a rotor; and a crankshaft coupled to the rotor. The electromotive unit is configured such that rotary motion of the rotor relative to the stator causes rotation of the crankshaft which drives the piston to compress the refrigerant in the compression chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: San Haw CHONG, Kevin Kai Wei TEO
  • Patent number: 10961996
    Abstract: A closed compressor includes: a compressor body; and a closed vessel in which the compressor body is accommodated and oil is stored. The compressor body has an electric element and a compression element that is driven by the electric element. The compression element has a cylinder block that forms a cylinder, a piston that performs a reciprocating motion in the cylinder, and a crankshaft that actuates the piston. The cylinder block configures a bearing that pivotally supports the crankshaft. The cylinder forms a compression chamber. The compressor body has a support that forms a curved surface. A contact portion, at which the curved surface comes into contact with a receiving surface in the closed vessel, is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Ko Inagaki, Takahiro Kondou, Yasuhiro Bonkobara
  • Publication number: 20210062798
    Abstract: A sealed refrigerant compressor (10A) accommodates an electric component (20A) and a compression component (30) in a sealed container (11). A crankshaft (40) included in the compression component (30) includes a main shaft part (41) and an eccentric shaft part (42). A main shaft part (41) is secured to a rotor (22A) of the electric component (20A). The rotor (22A) is provided with a balance adjustment means such as a balance hole (27), which adjusts an unbalanced load caused by the structure of the main shaft part (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Hironari AKASHI, Kazuhiro YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10830222
    Abstract: A stator of an outer-rotor type motor is fixed to a stator fixing member, and the stator fixing member is fixed to a member (cylinder block) of a compression element, which has a main bearing. Further, an auxiliary bearing is configured to be separate from the stator fixing member and is fixed to the stator fixing member. In this manner, it is possible to fix the stator fixing member to the member of the compression element in a state in which an even clearance is formed between an inner circumference of a rotor and an outer circumference of the stator, and it is possible to fix the auxiliary bearing to the stator fixing member in a state in which the auxiliary bearing is reliably coaxial to the main bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200149520
    Abstract: A sealed refrigerant compressor (100) includes: a compression element (107) accommodated in a sealed container (101) and configured to compress a refrigerant; and an electric element (106) configured to drive the compression element (107). Lubricating oil (103) is stored in the sealed container (101). A resin member is included as a member accommodated in the sealed container (101). The amount of oligomer contained in the resin member is 2.5 wt. % or less of an entire weight of the resin member. Kinetic viscosity of the lubricating oil 103 at 40° C. falls within a range of 0.1 to 5.1 mm2/s. A flash point of the lubricating oil 103 is 110° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200141616
    Abstract: A sealed refrigerant compressor (100) includes: a compression element (107) accommodated in a sealed container (101) and configured to compress a refrigerant; and an electric element (106) configured to drive the compression element (107). Lubricating oil (103) is stored in the sealed container (101). The lubricating oil (103) is mixed oil constituted by at least mineral oil and synthetic oil. Kinetic viscosity of the lubricating oil (103) at 40° C. falls within a range of 0.1 to 5.1 mm2/s, and a flash point of the lubricating oil (103) is 110° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10544782
    Abstract: A hermetic compressor includes, inside hermetic container (1), electric motor element (2), compression element (3) driven by electric motor element (2), and lubricating oil (7) for lubricating compression element (3). The hermetic compressor further includes vibration damping member (16) having one part fixed to hermetic container (1) and another part being free end part (18). Structurally, a natural frequency of vibration damping member (16) is in substantial conformity with a natural frequency of hermetic container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Masanori Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Yokota, Terumasa Ide, Kenji Kinjo
  • Publication number: 20190285063
    Abstract: Inside a sealed container (101) of a refrigerant compressor (100), lubricating oil (103) having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 0.1 mm2/S to 5.1 mm2/S is stored, and an electric element (106) and a compression element (107) are accommodated. The compression element (107) is provided with, as a shaft part, a crankshaft (108) comprising a main shaft (109) and an eccentric shaft (110), and as bearing parts, a main bearing (114) that axially supports the main shaft (109) and an eccentric bearing (119) that axially supports the eccentric shaft (110). At least one surface of the main shaft (109) and the eccentric shaft (110) is subjected to a surface treatment, e.g., formation of an oxide film, having a hardness equal to or greater than that of a bearing part (the main bearing (114) or the eccentric bearing (119)). Satisfactory reliability in sliding parts can thereby be achieved even if lubricating oil having lower viscosity is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Yasushi HAYASHI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Shingo OYAGI, Terumasa IDE, Akio YAGI, Hironari AKASHI, Hiroto HAYASHI, Kazuhiro YOKOTA, Hiroki TORIMASU
  • Patent number: 10371134
    Abstract: A sealed compressor comprises a sealed container (101) which accommodates an electric component (105) and a compression component (106); wherein the compression component (106) includes a shaft (110) including a main shaft section (111) and an eccentric shaft section (112), a cylinder block (114), a piston (126), and a main bearing unit (120) mounted to the cylinder block (114) and supporting the main shaft section (112) such that the main shaft section (112) is rotatable, a thrust ball bearing (132) mounted to a thrust surface (130) of the main bearing unit (120); and the thrust ball bearing (132) includes a plurality of balls (134) held in a cage (133), an upper race (135) having main surfaces one of which is in contact with upper portions of the balls (134); and a lower race (136) having main surfaces one of which is in contact with lower portions of the balls (134) and; a restricting means for restricting a displacement of the upper race (135) with respect to the shaft (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Kousuke Tsuboi, Kiwamu Watanabe, Akihiko Kubota, Hironari Akashi, Terumasa Ide
  • Patent number: 10352312
    Abstract: A hermetic compressor (100) includes an electric element (110), a compression element (112), and a hermetic container (102). The compression element includes a shaft (118), a cylinder block (124), a piston (136), a connection section (144), and an oil supply mechanism (130). The piston has a columnar seal section (160) in sliding contact with an inner peripheral face of the cylinder, two extension sections (162) that have circular arc faces each having the same radius as a radius of the seal section and extend from the seal section to the bottom dead center side in the axial direction with a circumferential gap therebetween, and a columnar capture section (164) that extends further toward the bottom dead center side than the extension section and has a smaller radius than the radius of the seal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Ko Inagaki, Masanori Kobayashi, Yu Haraki, Yoshinori Ishida
  • Patent number: 10344749
    Abstract: A hermetic compressor includes an electric motor element driving a compression element that includes a crankshaft including a main shaft, an eccentric shaft, and a flange, a cylinder block having a cylinder bore, and a piston configured to reciprocate in the cylinder bore. The crankshaft further includes a communicating oil supply passage provided in the flange, a main shaft oil supply passage, and an eccentric shaft oil supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawano, Noboru Iida
  • Patent number: 10295233
    Abstract: A closed compressor is provided with a flexible oil fence, of which a fixed portion as one end is fixed onto an upper surface of a cylinder between a shaft and a cylinder head and a free end as the other end extends toward an upper inner surface of a closed container. According to this configuration, a collision sound can be prevented from being generated even when the oil fence collides with the upper inner surface of the closed container and hot oil can be prevented from flowing along a surface of suction muffler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventor: Seigo Yanase
  • Patent number: 10167860
    Abstract: A communication pipe outlet (263) of a suction muffler (26) included in a hermetic compressor (10) includes a communication opening (264). An upper shape (264a) of the communication opening (264) is a curved protruding shape, and a lower shape (264b) of the communication opening (264) is a rectangular shape. A suction hole (33) of a valve plate (30) included in the hermetic compressor (10) is formed such that the cylinder side of the suction hole (33) has a non-recessed closed-curve shape, and the communication pipe side of the suction hole (33) has a shape similar to that of the communication opening (264). The valve plate (30) and a communication pipe (262) are connected in a state where an upper peripheral surface of the communication opening (264) of the communication pipe outlet (263) corresponds to an upper peripheral surface of the suction hole (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventor: Masakazu Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10116245
    Abstract: A compressor driving device includes: a controller that PWM drives a compressor; an inverter circuit unit that supplies power to an electric motor included in the compressor; a drive circuit that drives the inverter circuit unit according to a control signal; a voltage detector that detects a voltage that is output to the electric motor; and a current detector that detects a current that is output to the electric motor. When a product of a detection value of the voltage detector and a detection value of the current detector is greater than a predetermined comparison value, a duty ratio of the control signal is reduced to cause the input power supplied to the electric motor by the inverter circuit unit to have a predetermined input power level or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Fukuda, Masaki Sumi, Hiroaki Kase, Shigetomi Tokunaga, Masamitsu Taura, Takayuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9995291
    Abstract: A sealed compressor of the present invention comprises an electric component (111); a compression component (113) actuated by the electric component (111); and a sealed container (101) which accommodates therein the electric component (111) and the compression component (113), and stores lubricating oil therein; wherein the compression component (113) includes a crankshaft (135) including a main shaft (137) and an eccentric shaft (139); a cylinder block (117) including a bearing unit (123) supporting the main shaft (137) such that the main shaft is rotatable, and a cylinder (121) defining a compression chamber (119); and a suction muffler (131) through which a refrigerant gas (115) flows from an interior of the sealed container (101) to an interior of the compression chamber (119); a separating wall (165) is provided between the suction muffler (131) and the electric component (111); a first space (159) is formed between the suction muffler (131) and the separating wall (165); and a second space (163) is form
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Kenji Kinjo, Hiromitsu Iwata, Akihiko Kubota