Patents Assigned to Sanden Corporation
  • Patent number: 9874204
    Abstract: A swash plate compressor 100 includes a swash plate 111 that rotates with a drive shaft 110, a pair of shoes 137a and 137b placed to sandwich a portion of the swash plate 111 close to a periphery of the swash plate 111, and a piston 136 connected to the swash plate 111 via the pair of shoes 137a and 137b. The piston 136 reciprocates in a cylinder bore 101a as the swash plate 111 rotates due to the rotation of the drive shaft 110. In the swash plate compressor 100, a zinc phosphate film is formed on each portion of the piston 136 at which the corresponding shoe 137a, 137b is in sliding contact. This reduces occurrence of galling or seizing at the sliding contact portions between the piston 136 and the shoes 137a and 137b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Tabei, Tetsuya Morijiri, Hideaki Sato, Takeo Yasu
  • Publication number: 20160193896
    Abstract: There is disclosed a vehicle air conditioner of a heat pump system in which there is prevented or inhibited frosting to an outdoor heat exchanger when heating in a vehicle interior is beforehand performed during plug-in, thereby realizing comfortable heating in the vehicle interior during running and also extending a running distance. The vehicle air conditioner includes a heating medium circulating circuit 23 to heat air to be supplied from an air flow passage 3 to a vehicle interior, a controller has frosting estimation means for estimating frosting to an outdoor heat exchanger 7, and when a heating mode is executed in a state where a power is supplied from an external power source to a compressor 2 or a battery which supplies the power to drive the compressor 2, the controller executes the heating by a heating medium circulating circuit 23, in a case where the frosting to the outdoor heat exchanger 7 is predicted on the basis of the estimation of the frosting estimation means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo MIYAKOSHI, Kenichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9360057
    Abstract: An electromagnetic clutch can be manufactured with reduced steps and cost. In the electromagnetic clutch, an electromagnetic coil unit 4 for causing a rotor and an armature to magnetically adhere to each other to enable power transmission from a drive source to a driven device includes: a bobbin 42 around which an electromagnetic coil 41 is wound; a power supply connector 43 attached to a connector mounting portion 424 formed in the bobbin 42, to supply external power to the electromagnetic coil 41; and a field core 44 in which a through hole 443a is formed. In the field core 44, a proximal part of the power supply connector 43 and the bobbin 42 are stored in a storage portion in a state where a distal part of the power supply connector 43 is exposed to outside from the through hole 443a, and the storage portion is filled with resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Mogi
  • Patent number: 9360515
    Abstract: To provide a fault detection device for an inverter system, that detects a fault in the inverter system including an inverter circuit 2 that converts DC power into AC power and a motor 5 driven thereby. When a driving start signal Sig1 of the inverter circuit 2 is input, a test voltage applying unit 20 applies a predetermined first test voltage to a current measuring unit 10 that measures current flowing in the inverter circuit 2, and it is determined whether the current measuring unit 10 has failed, based on the first test voltage. A control unit 30 applies a predetermined second test voltage to the inverter circuit 2 and the motor 5, and it is determined whether the inverter circuit 2 and a motor coil have failed, based on the second test voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9291074
    Abstract: An engine-waste-heat utilization device includes a Rankine cycle with a heat exchanger that is configured to recover engine-waste-heat to refrigerant, an expander that is configured to generate power using the refrigerant coming out from the heat exchanger, a condenser that is configured to condense the refrigerant coming out from the expander and a refrigerant pump that is configured to supply the refrigerant coming out from the condenser to the heat exchanger by being driven by the expander, a power transmission mechanism (crank pulley, pump pulley, belt) that is configured to transmit surplus power to the engine when the expander has spare power even if the refrigerant pump is driven, a clutch that is configured to connect and disconnecting power transmission by the power transmission mechanism, and a case provided near a high-temperature part of the engine such that a shaft of the expander and that of the refrigerant pump are coaxially arranged, the clutch, the refrigerant pump and the expander are integr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagai, Takayuki Ishikawa, Shinichiro Mizoguchi, Riyako Iwahashi, Shinji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9271332
    Abstract: A heating device includes a heater (2) having a heating portion (6) which generates heat by energization; a housing (4) which contains the heating portion and forms a passage (18) for a heating medium between the housing and the heating portion; a temperature sensor (26) for detecting the temperature of the heating medium in the passage; and an inverter for interrupting energization of, that is, the carrying of current to, the heater depending on the temperature of the heating medium detected by the temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is brought into contact with the heating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Maemura
  • Patent number: 9246420
    Abstract: Proposed is a motor control device that executes rotational control that follows load fluctuations in a startup mode. The proposed motor control device is provided with: detection means 4 that detects a current peak value Ip and a current electrical angle ?i based on phase currents Iu to Iw; detection means 5 that detects an induced voltage peak value Ep and an induced voltage electrical angle ?e based on phase currents Iu to Iw and applied voltages Vu to Vw; rotor position detection means 6 that detects a rotor position ?m using ?m=?i???90° or ?m=?e???90°; velocity fluctuation detection means 15 that detects a rotational velocity ? based on this ?m; and startup means 10 that outputs a startup voltage instruction value Vp and a startup voltage phase instruction value ?v, increases the rotational velocity of the synchronous motor M with predetermined acceleration, and makes the rotational velocity ? detected by the velocity fluctuation detection means 15 be reflected in ?v.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9226340
    Abstract: Heating device includes: heater (2) with heating portion (6) generating heat by energization; housing (4) contains the heating portion and forms passage (18) for a heating medium between the housing and the heating portion; temperature detection means (26) detects, in the passage, temperature (T) inside the housing due to heat of the heating medium and the heating portion; and energization controlling means (40) for turning energization of the heater on/off depending on the temperature detected inside the housing. Energization of the heater is turned off to put the heater in an energization standby state if temperature detected inside the housing is equal to or greater than a first specified threshold (TS1), and is turned off to put the heater in an energization complete stop state if the temperature detected inside the housing in the energization standby state is equal to or greater than a second specified threshold (TS2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Maemura, Kazuyasu Ushigome
  • Patent number: 9219431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motor control device provided with the function of detecting the rotor position of a synchronous motor in a sensor-less fashion. The motor control device previously stores a current phase ? defined by the two parameters that are an induced voltage peak value Ep and the subtracted value (?e??i) obtained by subtracting an induced voltage electrical angle ?e from a current electrical angle ?i, and based on the actual detected Ep, ?i, and ?e, selects ? by referring to the ? previously stored, and calculates the rotor position ?m by subtracting the selected ? from the actual detected ?i. Then, in case of selecting ?, the actual detected Ep and ?e are corrected according to changes in the current flowing through the coil. As a result, a detection accuracy for the rotor position during a transition period is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9219434
    Abstract: A motor control device according to the present invention includes: a boost converter circuit 30 that boosts a direct-current voltage; an inverter 40 that generates a drive pulse for a motor 50 from the direct-current voltage of the boost converter circuit 30; and a control section 60 that presets a set value Id_hold obtained by multiplying a set value Id_max by an intermediate current threshold coefficient ?, controls a pulse width of the drive pulse of the inverter 40 based on a speed deviation, controls a d-axis current in the motor 50 based on the speed deviation so that the pulse width of the drive pulse of the inverter 40 does not exceed a threshold value, and controls the direct-current voltage of the boost converter circuit 30 based on the speed deviation so that the d-axis current in the motor 50 does not exceed the set value Id_hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki Kashihara, Hiroshi Yoshida, Kouji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9188117
    Abstract: A valve device for a compressor is improved to suppress noise and a decrease in compressor efficiency caused by pressure pulsations, and also to prevent degradation in compressor performance by ensuring durability. In a valve device of a reed valve structure including: a valve hole 103a or 103b formed in a valve plate 103; a valve seat 103e formed in an outer peripheral portion of the valve hole so as to protrude in a boss shape to a groove 103f formed around an outside thereof; and a valve body 151 having a proximal end 151A connected to the valve plate and a distal end 151B allowed to freely come into and out of contact with a seat surface of the valve seat, a plurality of ribs 103g extend radially from a peripheral wall of the valve seat to an outer peripheral wall of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ito, Yoshie Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 9184683
    Abstract: An applied-voltage electrical angle setting method for a synchronous motor includes detecting applied voltage and current of the synchronous motor M, calculating current peak value Ip based on the detected values while calculating present applied voltage phase ?, calculating target current phase ?targ based on the current peak value Ip followed by calculating target applied voltage phase ?targ corresponding to the target current phase in a target value setting unit 20, and calculating new applied voltage electrical angle instruction value ?vtarg, based on change angle ??v obtained by correcting a difference between the present applied voltage phase ? and the target applied voltage phase ?targ by response time constant L/R of the synchronous motor, rotational speed ? calculated based on the applied voltage and the current, and the previous applied voltage electrical angle instruction value ?vtarg, in a voltage electrical angle instruction value setting unit 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9157667
    Abstract: A unitary-side heat pump unit is configured so that a refrigerant circulates sequentially through a first compressor, a first heat exchanger, a cascade heat exchanger, a first expansion valve and an evaporator, and heat exchange with heat media of a heating unit is carried out in the first heat exchanger; a binary-side heat pump unit is configured so that a refrigerant circulates sequentially through a second compressor, a second heat exchanger, a second expansion valve and a cascade heat exchanger, and heat exchange with heat media of the heating unit is carried out in the second heat exchanger; the refrigerants of the unitary-side and binary-side heat pump units include carbon dioxide (CO2) as a main component; and high pressure-side sections of the unitary-side and binary-side heat pump units are activated within substantially identical pressure ranges of supercritical pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro Kasuya, Yasuaki Kanou, Syou Ishii
  • Patent number: 9143067
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a feed-forward control unit configured to detect a change amount of any one of the target voltage, the applied voltage peak value, and the revolution number difference, which are a monitoring target. The control unit is also configured to manipulate an operation amount of a predetermined operation target on the basis of a magnitude of the change amount to correct the number of revolutions of the motor recognized by a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9127868
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a plurality of heat-transfer tubes arrayed at intervals in vertical and anteroposterior directions and arranged so that an equilateral triangle is formed by lines connecting the centers of heat-transfer tubes located vertically and anteroposteriorly adjacent to each other; and a plurality of heat-transfer corrugated fins arranged at intervals in an axial direction of the heat-transfer tubes, characterized in that when an external diameter of each of the heat-transfer tubes is V1; a vertical pitch of the heat-transfer tubes is V2, a fin pitch of the heat-transfer corrugated fins is V3, a fin plate thickness of each of the heat-transfer corrugated fins is V4, and a corrugate height of the heat-transfer corrugated fins is V5, any one of V2, V3 and V5 is set within a given range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naotaka Iwasawa, Yukio Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Kado
  • Publication number: 20150198178
    Abstract: There is provided a centrifugal air blower capable of effectively suppressing noise caused by the shapes of a tongue part and a bell mouth formed in a scroll casing. The centrifugal air blower includes: a fan 3 composed of a bottom plate 6 fixed to a rotating shaft, multiple blades 8 whose bases are fixed to the outer circumference of the bottom plate, and an annular rim 9 provided concentrically with the bottom plate to couple distal ends of the blades; a scroll casing 4 for housing the fan and having a suction port 11 on one end side in an axial direction of the rotating shaft; a spiral flow passage 19 formed around the fan in the scroll casing; and a tongue part 16 for suppressing an inflow of air from the end of winding to the beginning of winding of the spiral flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sanden Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9077265
    Abstract: A phase voltage setting unit is configured to define an actual current phase region including a current phase error range based on parameters to which is added an individual difference of at least any one of a motor and an inverter. The phase voltage setting unit defines a stable operation current phase region in which a rotor position can be detected through sensorless control, and sets, as a target current, an electric current obtained by adding a phase difference corresponding to the number of revolutions detected by the revolution number detecting unit to an electric current set by current vector control, such that the actual current phase region is within the stable operation current phase region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Tsukamoto, Daisuke Hirono
  • Patent number: 9052365
    Abstract: According to the present invention, after a predetermined voltage is applied to a coil in a state in which the inside of an electric compressor is filled with dielectric liquid and the coil of a motor is immersed in the dielectric liquid, in a first test process, a test product in which a current value when a first predetermined time T1 elapses I1 is less than or equal to a first reference current value is determined as an acceptable product, in a second test process, among the test products in which the current value is greater than the first reference current value in the first test process, a test product in which a current value I2 when a second predetermined time T2 longer than the first predetermined time elapses is less than or equal to a second reference current value is determined as an acceptable product, a test product in which the current value is greater than the second reference current value is determined as a disqualified product, and the first reference current value is a predictive reference
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsugu Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20150155806
    Abstract: A motor control device capable of executing a start mode that takes into consideration both the start performance with respect to a residual load and the life of a drive circuit is provided. A motor control device for executing a start mode in which a rotor is rotated by forced commutation control: stores a current value at the time when a stop command to a synchronous motor is issued; and decides, when a start command to the synchronous motor is issued after the issuance of the stop command, a target current value based on the stored current value in the start mode in response to the start command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Tsukamoto, Daisuke Hirono, Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9046089
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wobble plate type variable displacement compressor that uses a constant velocity universal joint mechanism, which comprises an inner ring and an outer ring, balls that are held between guide grooves of the inner ring and the outer ring to transmit power, wherein a wobble plate is connected and fixed to the outer ring. In the compressor, the connecting structure for the outer ring and the wobble plate is formed by providing a plurality of concave portions arranged in a circumferential direction on one member, by plastically deforming the other member partially at locations corresponding to the concave portions such that it fits into the concave portions, and by fixing both members to each other in the axial direction and in the rotational direction by means of the plastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SANDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Tagami