Patents by Inventor Atsushi Yoshimi

Atsushi Yoshimi 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: 11274863
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system that performs a refrigeration cycle in a refrigerant circuit, includes: an outdoor unit; a plurality of indoor units; and a connection pipe disposed between the outdoor unit and the indoor units and that forms at least a refrigerant passage through which refrigerant in a gas-liquid two-phase state flows. The connection pipe includes: a branch portion that includes an indoor-side pipe group including indoor-side pipes that each communicates with any one of the indoor units, and diverges refrigerant flowing from the outdoor unit side; and a trap portion disposed in at least any one of the indoor-side pipes and is filled with refrigerant in a gas state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shirasaki, Atsushi Yoshimi
  • Publication number: 20220003470
    Abstract: Efficiency in refrigerant charging work is addressed when a refrigerant recovered from the first heat source unit is to be charged to a second heat source unit. In a refrigerant charging method in which a first heat source unit of an already installed refrigeration cycle apparatus in which a refrigeration cycle is to be performed by a refrigerant that circulates is replaced with a second heat source unit, transferring the refrigerant from the first heat source unit to the second heat source unit is included. In addition, the method includes measuring the weight of the refrigerant that is transferred from the first heat source unit to the second heat source unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Eiji KUMAKURA, Ikuhiro IWATA
  • Publication number: 20220003469
    Abstract: There is provided a refrigerant charging method in which a foreign material and moisture are avoided from entering a heat source unit until a refrigeration cycle apparatus is configured. The refrigerant charging method is a method of charging a refrigerant to a refrigerant circuit in which a refrigeration cycle is to be performed by a circulating refrigerant, the refrigerant circuit being configured by connecting a second heat source unit and a utilization unit to each other. The refrigerant charging method includes charging a first refrigerant to the second heat source unit before connecting the second heat source unit to the utilization unit to configure the refrigerant circuit, and connecting the second heat source unit to the utilization unit and charging a second refrigerant that differs from the first refrigerant to the refrigerant circuit to obtain the circulating refrigerant that includes the second refrigerant and the first refrigerant that is charged in the second heat source unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Eiji KUMAKURA, Ikuhiro IWATA, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20210348816
    Abstract: Efficiency in refrigerant charging work is addressed when a recovered refrigerant recovered from a first heat source unit is to be charged to a second heat source unit. A refrigerant charging method is a charging method used when a first heat source unit of an already installed refrigeration cycle apparatus in which a refrigeration cycle is to be performed by a refrigerant that circulates is to be replaced with a second heat source unit. The refrigerant charging method includes recovering a first refrigerant from an already installed refrigeration cycle apparatus and obtaining a recovered refrigerant and charging the recovered refrigerant and charging a second refrigerant whose composition differs from the composition of the recovered refrigerant to the refrigeration cycle apparatus after renewal that includes the second heat source unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Eiji KUMAKURA, Ikuhiro IWATA, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20210348815
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus is caused to be in a normally operable state in accordance with the mixture ratio of difluoromethane occupying a refrigerant charged in the refrigeration cycle apparatus. A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit including a compressor and performs a refrigeration cycle by circulating a refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit with the compressor. A heat-source-side controller judges the mixture ratio of difluoromethane occupying the refrigerant charged in the refrigerant circuit. The heat-source-side controller further performs control relating to the refrigeration cycle on the basis of the mixture ratio of difluoromethane judged by the judgement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Eiji KUMAKURA, Ikuhiro IWATA
  • Publication number: 20210164703
    Abstract: An air-conditioning unit that is able to suppress ignition at an electric heater even when leakage of refrigerant occurs while a low-GWP refrigerant is used is provided. In an outdoor unit (20) including a casing (60), a compressor (21) provided inside the casing (60) and configured to compress refrigerant containing 1,2-difluoroethylene, and a drain pan heater (54) provided inside the casing (60), an electric power consumption of the drain pan heater (54) is lower than or equal to 300 W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA
  • Publication number: 20210163804
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus (10) includes a refrigerant circuit (11) including a compressor (12), a heat source-side heat exchanger (13), an expansion mechanism (14), and a usage-side heat exchanger (15). In the refrigerant circuit (11), a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) is sealed. At least during a predetermined operation, in at least one of the heat source-side heat exchanger (13) and the usage-side heat exchanger (15), a flow of the refrigerant and a flow of a heating medium that exchanges heating with the refrigerant are counter flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20210095897
    Abstract: A heat source unit and a refrigeration cycle apparatus that are able to reduce damage to a connection pipe when a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used are provided. An outdoor unit (20) that is connected via a liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a gas-side connection pipe (5) to an indoor unit (30) including an indoor heat exchanger (31) and that is a component of an air conditioner (1) includes a compressor (21) and an outdoor heat exchanger (23). A refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used as a refrigerant. A design pressure of the outdoor unit (20) is lower than 1.5 times a design pressure of each of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and the gas-side connection pipe (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20210003323
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit capable of performing a refrigeration cycle using a small-GWP refrigerant is provided. A refrigeration cycle apparatus (1, 1a to 1m) includes a refrigerant circuit (10) including a compressor (21), a condenser (23, 31, 36), a decompressing section (24, 44, 45, 33, 38), and an evaporator (31, 36, 23), and a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene enclosed in the refrigerant circuit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200393178
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus that is able to suppress a decrease in capacity when a refrigerant that contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used is provided. In an air conditioner (1) including a refrigerant circuit (10) in which a compressor (21), an outdoor heat exchanger (23), an outdoor expansion valve (24), a liquid-side connection pipe (6), an indoor heat exchanger (31), and a gas-side connection pipe (5) are connected, a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used, a pipe outer diameter of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a pipe outer diameter of the gas-side connection pipe (5) each are D0/8 inches (where, “D0-? inches” is a pipe outer diameter of a connection pipe when refrigerant R32 is used), a range of the D0 of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) is “2?D0?4”, and a range of the D0 of the gas-side connection pipe (5) is “3?D0?8”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200362215
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus that is able to suppress a decrease in capacity when a refrigerant that contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used is provided. In an air conditioner (1) including a refrigerant circuit (10) in which a compressor (21), an outdoor heat exchanger (23), an outdoor expansion valve (24), a liquid-side connection pipe (6), an indoor heat exchanger (31), and a gas-side connection pipe (5) are connected, a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used, a pipe outer diameter of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a pipe outer diameter of the gas-side connection pipe (5) each are D0/8 inches (where, “D0-? inches” is a pipe outer diameter of a connection pipe when refrigerant R32 is used), a range of the D0 of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) is “2?D0?4”, and a range of the D0 of the gas-side connection pipe (5) is “3?D0?8”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200363105
    Abstract: An air-conditioning unit that is able to suppress ignition at an electric heater even when leakage of refrigerant occurs while a low-GWP refrigerant is used is provided. In an outdoor unit (20) including a casing (60), a compressor (21) provided inside the casing (60) and configured to compress refrigerant containing 1,2-difluoroethylene, and a drain pan heater (54) provided inside the casing (60), an electric power consumption of the drain pan heater (54) is lower than or equal to 300 W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA
  • Publication number: 20200332166
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus (1) is capable of performing a refrigeration cycle using a small-GWP refrigerant. The refrigeration cycle apparatus (1) includes a refrigerant circuit (10) and a refrigerant enclosed in the refrigerant circuit (10). The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor (21), a condenser (23), a decompressing section (24), and an evaporator (31). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Keisuke OHTSUKA, Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Yuuichi YANAGI, Yoshikazu NAKAO, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200333049
    Abstract: A two-stage refrigeration apparatus (500) includes a first cycle (510) and a second cycle (520). The first cycle (510) includes a first compressor (511), a first condenser (512), a first expansion mechanism (513), and a first evaporator (514) that are arranged in such a manner as to be connected to the first cycle. A first refrigerant circulates through the first cycle. The second cycle (520) includes a second downstream-side condenser (523) and a second evaporator (527) that are arranged in such a manner as to be connected to the second cycle. A second refrigerant circulates through the second cycle. The first evaporator (514) and the second downstream-side condenser (523) constitute a cascade condenser (531). In the cascade condenser (531), heat is exchanged between the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant. At least one of the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant is a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200333051
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle is a refrigeration cycle using a mixed refrigerant which is a flammable refrigerant and which contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), and includes a compressor (1), a heat-source-side heat exchanger (3), an expansion mechanism (4), a use-side heat exchanger (2), and a decompression mechanism (7). The decompression mechanism (7) decompresses, between an inlet and an outlet of the heat-source-side heat exchanger (3), the mixed refrigerant flowing through the heat-source-side heat exchanger (3) that functions as an evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200325377
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus (10) includes a refrigerant circuit (11) including a compressor (12), a heat source-side heat exchanger (13), an expansion mechanism (14), and a usage-side heat exchanger (15). In the refrigerant circuit (11), a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) is sealed. At least during a predetermined operation, in at least one of the heat source-side heat exchanger (13) and the usage-side heat exchanger (15), a flow of the refrigerant and a flow of a heating medium that exchanges heating with the refrigerant are counter flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200326109
    Abstract: A two-stage refrigeration apparatus (500) includes a first cycle (510) and a second cycle (520). The first cycle (510) includes a first compressor (511), a first condenser (512), a first expansion mechanism (513), and a first evaporator (514) that are arranged in such a manner as to be connected to the first cycle. A first refrigerant circulates through the first cycle. The second cycle (520) includes a second downstream-side condenser (523) and a second evaporator (527) that are arranged in such a manner as to be connected to the second cycle. A second refrigerant circulates through the second cycle. The first evaporator (514) and the second downstream-side condenser (523) constitute a cascade condenser (531). In the cascade condenser (531), heat is exchanged between the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant. At least one of the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant is a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (FO-1132(E)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200326102
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit capable of performing a refrigeration cycle using a small-GWP refrigerant is provided. A refrigeration cycle apparatus (1, 1a to 1m) includes a refrigerant circuit (10) including a compressor (21), a condenser (23, 31, 36), a decompressing section (24, 44, 45, 33, 38), and an evaporator (31, 36, 23), and a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene enclosed in the refrigerant circuit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200326105
    Abstract: A heat source unit and a refrigeration cycle apparatus that are able to reduce damage to a connection pipe when a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used are provided. An outdoor unit (20) that is connected via a liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a gas-side connection pipe (5) to an indoor unit (30) including an indoor heat exchanger (31) and that is a component of an air conditioner (1) includes a compressor (21) and an outdoor heat exchanger (23). A refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used as a refrigerant. A design pressure of the outdoor unit (20) is lower than 1.5 times a design pressure of each of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and the gas-side connection pipe (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO
  • Publication number: 20200325376
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus that is able to reduce the amount of refrigerant used while reducing a pressure loss in the case where a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used is provided. In an air conditioner (1) including a refrigerant circuit (10), including a compressor (21), an outdoor heat exchanger (23), an outdoor expansion valve (24), and an indoor heat exchanger (31), and a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene and sealed in the refrigerant circuit (10), the outdoor heat exchanger (23) has a heat transfer tube (23b) of which a pipe diameter is greater than or equal to 6.35 mm and less than 10.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO