Patents Assigned to TGK Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10948099
    Abstract: A motor operated valve includes a feed screw mechanism and a stopper mechanism. The feed screw mechanism includes a guiding part including an external thread portion on an outer surface thereof, and a guided part that is a cylindrical member constituting a rotation shaft of a rotor, and including an internal thread portion, which is engaged with the external thread portion, on an inner surface thereof. The stopper mechanism includes a stopper portion provided on the guided part, and a stopping face formed integrally with the guiding part. When a valve element is driven by the motor to move in a valve closing direction, the stopping face stops the stopper portion to restrict the movement of the rotor in the valve closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Matsumoto, Shinji Saeki, Youichi Miura, Tomohiro Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10883480
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a first valve to control a flow rate of refrigerant flowing from a discharge chamber to a control chamber of a compressor; a second valve to control a flow rate of the refrigerant flowing from the control chamber to a suction chamber; a solenoid to generate a drive force in a first valve closing direction and a second valve opening direction; a biasing member to generate a biasing force in an first valve opening direction and a second valve closing direction; and a pressure sensing part to sense a pressure in the suction chamber or the control chamber, and generate a counterforce against the drive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Irie, Masaaki Tonegawa, Hiroshi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10837431
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a body having a control chamber communication port and a suction chamber communication port; a valve element that moves toward and away from a valve hole to close and opening a bleed valve, the ports communicating with each other through the valve hole; a solenoid to generate a drive force in an opening direction of the bleed valve; and a pressure sensing element to sense a pressure in the suction chamber or a pressure in the control chamber, and generate a counterforce against the drive force from the solenoid depending on a magnitude of the sensed pressure. An opening degree of the bleed valve is controlled so that the sensed pressure becomes a set pressure. A bleed passage for delivering the refrigerant introduced through the control chamber communication port to the suction chamber even while the bleed valve is in a closed state is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Tonegawa, Hiroshi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10801480
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a body having a main passage through which a discharge chamber and a control chamber communicate, and a sub-passage through which the control chamber and a suction chamber communicate; a main valve seat provided in the main passage; a main valve element configured to touch and leave the main valve seat to close and open a main valve; a sub-valve seat provided in the sub-passage; a sub-valve element configured to touch and leave the sub-valve seat to close and open a sub-valve; a solenoid configured to generate a drive force in a valve closing direction of the main valve; an actuating rod for transmitting the drive force of the solenoid to the main valve element and the sub-valve element; a spring for applying a biasing force to the main valve in a valve opening direction; a spring for applying a biasing force to the sub-valve in a valve closing direction; and a differential pressure valve opening mechanism configured to open the sub-valve when a pressure difference between a control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TGK Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Sugamura, Shinji Saeki, Masaaki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10760559
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a first valve to control a flow rate of refrigerant flowing from a discharge chamber to a control chamber of a compressor; a second valve to control a flow rate of the refrigerant flowing from the control chamber to a suction chamber; a solenoid to generate a drive force in a first valve closing direction and a second valve opening direction; a biasing member to generate a biasing force in an first valve opening direction and a second valve closing direction; and a pressure sensing part to sense a pressure in the suction chamber or the control chamber, and generate a counterforce against the drive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Irie, Masaaki Tonegawa, Hiroshi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10557463
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a body having a main passage through which a discharge chamber and a control chamber communicate, and a sub-passage through which the control chamber and a suction chamber communicate; a main valve seat provided in the main passage; a main valve element configured to touch and leave the main valve seat to close and open a main valve; a sub-valve seat provided in the sub-passage; a sub-valve element configured to touch and leave the sub-valve seat to close and open a sub-valve; a solenoid configured to generate a drive force in a valve closing direction of the main valve; an actuating rod for transmitting the drive force of the solenoid to the main valve element and the sub-valve element; a spring for applying a biasing force to the main valve in a valve opening direction; a spring for applying a biasing force to the sub-valve in a valve closing direction; and a differential pressure valve opening mechanism configured to open the sub-valve when a pressure difference between a control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Sugamura, Shinji Saeki, Masaaki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10323752
    Abstract: A butterfly valve includes a valve element that turns with a shaft to control open/closed states of a passage or adjust an opening degree of the passage. The valve element includes a plate and an elastic member provided along an outer circumference of the plate. The elastic member has seal parts that touch and leave an inner surface of the passage to close and open the passage. The plate has specific shapes on both sides with respect to an axis of the shaft, the specific shapes narrowing gaps between the plate and the inner surface on lower-pressure sides of seal centers of the seal parts in a valve closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Andoh, Misaki Satou, Kiyotaka Ueki
  • Patent number: 10310522
    Abstract: A control valve of an embodiment includes a disc coaxially in contact with a diaphragm, and a shaft configured to transmit a drive force in an axial direction caused by displacement of the diaphragm to a valve element. The diaphragm has a corrugated portion between a flat portion and the outer peripheral portion, the flat portion having a contact surface with which the disc is in contact. The corrugated portion includes substantially N+0.5 corrugations (N being a natural number) each protruding relative to a reference surface, the corrugations being formed between the outer peripheral portion and the flat portion, the reference surface being one surface of the outer peripheral portion. A height of each of the N corrugations of the corrugated portion is smaller than a height of the flat portion, the heights each being a height relative to the reference surface in an unloaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Satake, Takeshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10309702
    Abstract: An expansion valve includes a shaft one end side of which connects to a power element and the other end side of which connects to a valve element, the shaft transmitting the drive force, generated by the power element in a direction of axis line, to the valve element, and a sliding mechanism that applies a sliding resistance to the actuation of the valve element. The sliding mechanism is configured such that the magnitude of the sliding resistance affected to the valve element is varied by the position of the valve element in the direction of axis line in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10260786
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve according to one embodiment includes a body having a lead-in port through which a refrigerant is led in, a lead-out port through which the refrigerant is led out, and a valve hole formed in a passage joining the lead-in port to the lead-out port, a main valve element that opens and closes a valve section by moving toward and away from the valve hole, and a solenoid that supplies a drive force in a direction of axis line to the valve element, the solenoid being mounted on the body. The main valve element has a pilot passage that is open to the valve hole and an orifice that throttles and expands the refrigerant led in from the lead-in port so as to be led out to the pilot passage, the orifice being so formed as to communicate between the lead-in port and the pilot passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Andoh
  • Patent number: 10190807
    Abstract: A downstream-side passage of an expansion valve includes a small-diameter part to which a valve hole and an insertion hole are open, and a large-diameter part to which a pipe leading to an evaporator is connected. A plate has a shield part partially covering a downstream end of the small-diameter part. The shield part has a height of 2 mm or larger in a radial direction of the small-diameter part from a projected position of an opening of the insertion hole at the downstream end of the small-diameter part, and a width equal to or larger than a radius of the shaft within a range of the height. The plate is provided so that the shield part does not cover at least a range of projection of an opening of the valve hole at the downstream end of the small-diameter part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Satake, Takeshi Watanabe, Takanao Kumakura, Yuta Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20180347732
    Abstract: A grooved coupler according to the present invention includes: a gasket generally having a ring shape, and having an elastic part formed in a rectangular hollow pipe shape with a space therein at an outer part of the ring shape in a cross-section of the ring shape and inclined at lower and upper portions of the rectangular pipe and an elastic band communicating with the elastic part at an inner part of the ring shape; and a first coupling housing and a second coupling housing each having a pressurizing tube for covering the gasket in a direction perpendicular to the central axis of the ring shape to cover the gasket, in which the pressurizing tubes are each formed in an arc shape and have a radius of curvature different from the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: WONDAE TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanpyo Kang, Chul-Min Jang
  • Patent number: 10132540
    Abstract: A motor operated valve apparatus includes: a motor driven valve; a drive unit configured to drive the motor; a control unit configured to control the drive unit; and a communication unit configured to communicate with an external controller. The control unit starts control of the motor operated valve according to a command from the external controller; drives the motor in a valve closing direction at start of the control, detects a load on the motor based on a drive pulse output by the drive unit for driving the motor, and sets a driven state when the detected load reaches a predetermined reference value to be a valve switching point of a valve section; and drives the motor relative to the valve switching point of the valve section to perform control so that an opening degree of the valve section becomes a value corresponding to a control command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kazushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10113539
    Abstract: A control valve includes: a body having a main passage through which a discharge chamber and a control chamber communicate, and a sub-passage through which the control chamber and a suction chamber communicate; a main valve seat provided in the main passage; a main valve element configured to touch and leave the main valve seat to close and open a main valve; a sub-valve seat provided in the sub-passage; a sub-valve element configured to touch and leave the sub-valve seat to close and open a sub-valve; a solenoid configured to generate a drive force in a valve closing direction of the main valve; an actuating rod for transmitting the drive force of the solenoid to the main valve element and the sub-valve element; a spring for applying a biasing force to the main valve in a valve opening direction; a spring for applying a biasing force to the sub-valve in a valve closing direction; and a differential pressure valve opening mechanism configured to open the sub-valve when a pressure difference between a control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Sugamura, Shinji Saeki, Masaaki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10107534
    Abstract: A pipe mounting structure of an embodiment allows a pipe, which is connected to an outlet side of an evaporator, to be mounted on a second passage of an expansion valve in such a manner that the pipe is inserted into an inlet port, and allows a pipe, which is connected to an inlet side of a compressor, to be mounted on the second passage in such a manner that the pipe is inserted into an outlet port. These pipes are mounted so that the pipes face each other with a shaft therebetween. The pipe mounting structure includes a natural vibration suppressing structure configured to prevent or suppress natural vibration of a gas column having antinodes of a standing wave at an open end of one of the pipes and an open end of the other pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanao Kumakura, Takeshi Kaneko, Ryosuke Satake, Shinji Saeki, Takeshi Watanabe, Takafumi Jyonouchi
  • Patent number: 10079521
    Abstract: A motor actuator includes a housing and an electric motor contained in the housing. The electric motor has a motor casing and a motor shaft protruding from a front face of the motor casing. The housing has a back wall behind a rear face of the motor casing. A gap space, which continues in a motor shaft direction, is formed between the back wall of the housing and the rear face of the motor casing. A counter region, which defines the gap space, is provided in the rear face of the motor casing. The motor actuator further includes a sound insulating member placed in the gap space, and covers the counter region in its entirety from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Akiyama, Takashi Sannomiya
  • Patent number: 9935521
    Abstract: A motor actuator includes a rotation sensor and a circuit board both of which are contained in a housing. The rotation sensor includes a rotation detection pattern for generating a detection signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft, and an output terminal capable of outputting the detection signal from the rotation detection pattern. A terminal connection part to which the output terminal is connected is provided in the circuit board, and electronic components including a communication control unit for controlling the communications with an external control apparatus are mounted on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tsuda, Takashi Sannomiya, Yasuaki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9909793
    Abstract: An expansion valve includes a vibration-proof spring that develops the sliding resistance by biasing a shaft. The vibration-proof spring includes a base portion constituted by a circular plate having a hole, through which the actuating rod can be inserted, in the central region, a plurality of spring portions, which is installed upright on the base portion and which is so formed as to come in contact with the periphery of the actuating rod, and a plurality of supporting pieces, which extend outward from the base portion and which is formed so that the supporting pieces can be stopped by the body. The supporting piece is structured such that the supporting piece includes a low-rigidity portion whose rigidity is lower than that of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Satake
  • Patent number: 9903362
    Abstract: In a control valve, the spring load of a spring, which biases a main valve element in a valve opening direction, is regulated, for instance. This allows a range of suction pressures Ps, where a main valve and a sub-valve are simultaneously closed until a sub-valve element is lifted from a sub-valve seat after a main valve element has been seated on a main valve seat, to be set as a deadband. The control valve is configured such that the value of a suction pressure Ps with which to open the sub-valve after the closing of the main valve and the pressure values at which the deadband takes place are set variably by the setting of a value of current supplied to the solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Saeki, Masaaki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: D854655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Satake, Takeshi Kaneko, Yuta Iwamoto