Patents by Inventor Akihito Mizuno

Akihito Mizuno 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).

  • Patent number: 11352535
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a low GWP, low flammability, a COP equivalent to that of R410A, and a refrigerating capacity almost equivalent to that of R410A. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising CO2 (R744), hexafluoropropene (FO-1216), and at least one compound A selected from the group consisting of trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), trans-1,2-difluoroethylene [(E)-HFO-1132], cis-1,2-difluoroethylene [(Z)-HFO-1132], fluoroethylene (HFO-1141), and 3,3,3-trifluoropropyne (TFP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi Itano, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Yuuki Yotsumoto, Akihito Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20220120476
    Abstract: An inside air-conditioning device includes a refrigerant circuit (50) and a refrigerant that is sealed in the refrigerant circuit (50). The refrigerant circuit (50) includes a compressor (10), a condenser (25), an electronic expansion valve (13), and an evaporator (17). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto IKEMIYA, Shinichi FUJINAKA, Masaru TANAKA, Shun OHKUBO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Mitsushi ITANO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210355359
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a composition comprising a refrigerant that has the characteristics of having a sufficiently low GWP, and having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A. The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), 1,1,2-trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein the total concentration of the three components is 99.5 mass % or more, based on the entire refrigerant, and the three components have a mass ratio that falls within a region surrounded by a figure passing through the following 5 points in a ternary composition diagram whose three vertices represent the three components: point A (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=42.5/1.0/56.5 mass %), point B (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=27.1/1.0/71.9 mass %), point C (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=1.0/30.4/68.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210340422
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant that has characteristics of having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A, and having a sufficiently low GWP. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), difluoromethane (HFC-32), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein the total concentration of the three components is 99.5% by mass or more, based on the entire refrigerant, and three components have a mass ratio that falls within a region surrounded by a figure passing through the following 4 points in a ternary composition diagram whose three vertices represent the three components: point A (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=51.8/1.0/47.2 mass %), point B (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=35.3/1.0/63.7 mass %), point C (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=10.1/18.0/71.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210309902
    Abstract: No studies have been made regarding what kinds of refrigerants should be used in a refrigeration cycle device for a vehicle. An air conditioner (1) for a vehicle includes a refrigerant circuit (10) and a refrigerant that is sealed in the refrigerant circuit (10). The refrigerant circuit (10) includes a compressor (80), a first heat exchanger (85), which serves as a heat dissipater in a dehumidifying heating mode, an outside-air heat exchanger (82), a cooling control valve (87), and a second heat exchanger (86), which serves as an evaporator in the dehumidifying heating mode. The refrigerant is a refrigerant having a low GWP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Kazuhiro FURUSHO, Masaru TANAKA, Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU, Hitomi KUROKI, Daisuke KARUBE, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11091679
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP; is non-flammable or mildly flammable; and has a refrigerating capacity (Cap) and/or coefficient of performance (COP) equivalent to or higher than those of traditional refrigerants, such as R-134a, R-410A, R-123, or R-404A, when used as an alternative refrigerant for these traditional refrigerants. Specifically, provided is a refrigerant composition containing FO-1216 and a hydrofluoroolefin, wherein the hydrofluoroolefin is at least one member of HFO-1234ze and HFO-1243zf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Yotsumoto, Ikumi Tomotsuka, Akihito Mizuno, Yuzo Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20210198547
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerant composition having performance such as ASHRAE non-flammability, a large refrigerating capacity, a GWP lower than that of HFC-134a, and a COP that is equal to that of HFC-134a. A refrigerant composition comprising HFO-1234ze(E) and HFC-134, which is for use in at least one refrigeration apparatus selected from the group consisting of refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, ice makers, refrigerating showcases, freezing showcases, freezing and refrigerating units, refrigerating machines for freezing and refrigerating warehouses, chillers (chilling units), turbo refrigerating machines, and screw refrigerating machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Daisuke KARUBE, Akihito MIZUNO, Hitomi KUROKI, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210189209
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP; is non-flammable or mildly flammable; and has a refrigerating capacity (Cap) and/or coefficient of performance (COP) equivalent to or higher than those of traditional refrigerants, such as R-134a, R-410A, R-123, or R-404A, when used as an alternative refrigerant for these traditional refrigerants. Specifically, provided is a refrigerant composition containing FO-1216 and a hydrofluoroolefin, wherein the hydrofluoroolefin is at least one member of HFO-1234ze and HFO-1243zf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Ikumi TOMOTSUKA, Akihito MIZUNO, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210139758
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A, and having a sufficiently low GWP. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein HFO-1132 (E) is present in an amount of 35.0 to 65.0 mass %, and HFO-1234yf is present in an amount of 65.0 to 35.0 mass %, based on the total mass of HFO-1132 (E) and HFO-1234yf, and wherein the refrigerant is for use in operating a refrigeration cycle in which the evaporation temperature is ?75 to ?5° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210079280
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a low GWP, low flammability, a COP equivalent to that of R410A, and a refrigerating capacity almost equivalent to that of R410A. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising CO2 (R744), hexafluoropropene (FO-1216), and at least one compound A selected from the group consisting of trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), trans-1,2-difluoroethylene [(E)-HFO-1132], cis-1,2-difluoroethylene [(Z)-HFO-1132], fluoroethylene (HFO-1141), and 3,3,3-trifluoropropyne (TFP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200377777
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A, and having a sufficiently low GWP. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein HFO-1132 (E) is present in an amount of 35.0 to 65.0 mass %, and HFO-1234yf is present in an amount of 65.0 to 35.0 mass %, based on the total mass of HFO-1132 (E) and HFO-1234yf, and wherein the refrigerant is for use in operating a refrigeration cycle in which the evaporation temperature is ?75 to ?5° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200148929
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP; is non-flammable or mildly flammable; and has a refrigerating capacity (Cap) and/or coefficient of performance (COP) equivalent to or higher than those of traditional refrigerants, such as R-134a, R-410A, R-123, or R-404A, when used as an alternative refrigerant for these traditional refrigerants. Specifically, provided is a refrigerant composition containing FO-1216 and a hydrofluoroolefin, wherein the hydrofluoroolefin is at least one member of HFO-1234ze and HFO-1243zf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Ikumi TOMOTSUKA, Akihito MIZUNO, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20140106129
    Abstract: A ceramic assembled board is formed by cutting continuous dividing grooves on one or both of the surfaces of a sintered ceramic board by way of laser machining to produce a large number of circuit substrates and at least one of the continuous grooves has a largest depth section and a smallest depth section with a depth difference ?d of 10 ?m??d?50 ?m. A ceramic substrate is produced by dividing the ceramic assembled board and at least one of its lateral surfaces is a surface formed by dividing the ceramic assembled board along the continuous grooves, the arithmetic mean roughness Ra2 of the machined surfaces of the continuous grooves being smaller than the arithmetic mean roughness Ra1 of the surfaces of broken sections with regard to the arithmetic mean roughness Ra of the lateral surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TESHIMA, Junichi WATANABE, Shinichi KAZUI, Makoto SASAKI, Akihito MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 8387679
    Abstract: A reduced size vacuum die-casting machine wherein an amount of powder release agent which is fed to a mold cavity each time is stable and loss of velocity of the air flow for sucking out the powder release agent is difficult, the apparatus provided with a powder control valve which has a powder release agent passage through which a powder release agent passes and which moves back and forth inside of a sleeve to switch between a state communicating a discharge hole with a molten metal holding chamber and a state communicating a discharge hole with a powder release agent passage, the powder release agent passage of the powder control valve formed inside of the powder control valve, the inlet and outlet of the powder release agent passage being formed at the outer surface of the powder control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Inaba, Kenji Yamazaki, Minoru Yamamoto, Akihito Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20120048498
    Abstract: A reduced size vacuum die-casting machine wherein an amount of powder release agent which is fed to a mold cavity each time is stable and loss of velocity of the air flow for sucking out the powder release agent is difficult, the apparatus provided with a powder control valve which has a powder release agent passage through which a powder release agent passes and which moves back and forth inside of a sleeve to switch between a state communicating a discharge hole with a molten metal holding chamber and a state communicating a discharge hole with a powder release agent passage, the powder release agent passage of the powder control valve formed inside of the powder control valve, the inlet and outlet of the powder release agent passage being formed at the outer surface of the powder control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei INABA, Kenji YAMAZAKI, Minoru YAMAMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20110177292
    Abstract: A ceramic assembled board shows an advantageous dividablility of allowing the board to be divided when intended and not allowing it to be divided with ease when unintended. A ceramic substrate shows an excellent degree of dimensional precision and bending strength. A ceramic circuit substrate shows a high dielectric strength. A ceramic assembled board is formed by cutting continuous dividing grooves on one or both of the surfaces of a sintered ceramic board by way of laser machining to produce a large number of circuit substrates and at least one of the continuous grooves has a largest depth section and a smallest depth section with a depth difference ?d of 10 ?m ??d?50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Teshima, Junichi Watanabe, Shinichi Kazui, Makoto Sasaki, Akihito Mizuno