Patents by Inventor Eiichi Torigoe

Eiichi Torigoe 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: 10696128
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger includes: a plurality of refrigerant tubes disposed at intervals, each of the refrigerant tubes including a refrigerant passage that allows a refrigerant to flow therethrough; a cold storage material adjacent to the refrigerant tubes; and a heat transfer suppressor that suppresses heat transfer from the refrigerant tubes to the cold storage material in an overheated area of the refrigerant formed in the refrigerant passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Abei, Toshiya Nagasawa, Eiichi Torigoe, Naohisa Ishizaka, Norihide Kawachi, Yuusuke Kitou, Ken Nishimura, Masakazu Nagaya
  • Patent number: 10677537
    Abstract: An evaporator includes multiple cold storage mechanisms for lowering a temperature of a cold storage material housed inside a cold storage container by heat exchange with a refrigerant. The multiple cold storage mechanisms include a first cold storage mechanism and a second cold storage mechanism higher in heat storage-and-radiation performance than the first cold storage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Kitou, Jun Abei, Norihide Kawachi, Eiichi Torigoe, Shota Chatani
  • Patent number: 10352599
    Abstract: An evaporator is provided with a refrigerant pipe, a cold storage case which has inner fins mounted therein, and air-side fins. The evaporator is characterized in that the cold storage case is provided with: a filling opening for filling the cold storage case with a cold storage material; a first flow passage connecting to the filling opening and extending in the same direction as the direction of inflow of the cold storage material; and a second flow passage connecting to the first flow passage and extending in the direction intersecting the first flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aun Ota, Jun Abei, Eiichi Torigoe, Toshiya Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10352601
    Abstract: A refrigerant evaporator includes: a first heat exchange part in which refrigerant flows to exchange heat with fluid to be cooled; a second heat exchange part arranged to oppose the first heat exchange part; a first tank arranged below the first heat exchange part to distribute the refrigerant to the first heat exchange part; a second tank arranged below the second heat exchange part to collect the refrigerant flowing through the second heat exchange part; and a third tank joined to the first tank and the second tank by brazing. A projection part is formed at one of joint portions between the first tank and the third tank. An insertion part is formed at the other of the joint portions between the first tank and the third tank, and the projection part is inserted in the insertion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Morimoto, Eiichi Torigoe, Naohisa Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20190137152
    Abstract: The evaporator unit includes an ejector, a discharge-side evaporator, and a suction-side evaporator. The discharge-side evaporator includes discharge-side tubes and a discharge-side tank. The discharge-side tank defines a discharge-side distribution chamber therein which distributes refrigerant to the discharge-side tubes. A partition plate is disposed in the discharge-side distribution chamber and divides the discharge-side distribution chamber into an ejector-side distribution chamber and a tube-side distribution chamber. The partition plate includes a communication hole through which the ejector-side distribution chamber and the tube-side distribution chamber are in fluid communication with each other. The partition plate includes a first portion, a second portion, a third portion, a fourth portion, and a fifth portion. The communication hole has an open area that is larger in each of the first portion, the third portion and the fifth portion than in each of the second portion and the fourth portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Goki AKIYOSHI, Kengo KAZARI, Eiichi TORIGOE
  • Patent number: 10168084
    Abstract: A refrigerant evaporator has an interchange part. The interchange part connects a first collecting part of a second downstream tank part, and a second distribution part of a second upstream tank part. The interchange part connects a second collecting part of a second downstream tank part, and a first distribution part of a second upstream tank part. The interchange part swaps a refrigerant about a width direction of a core. Refrigerant passages relevant to the interchange part are configured to improve refrigerant distribution. Providing a plurality of passages and/or twisting a passage improve distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aun Ota, Naohisa Ishizaka, Norimasa Baba, Shota Chatani, Masakazu Nagaya, Eiichi Torigoe, Kengo Kazari, Daisuke Haseba
  • Publication number: 20180306525
    Abstract: An evaporator includes multiple cold storage mechanisms for lowering a temperature of a cold storage material housed inside a cold storage container by heat exchange with a refrigerant. The multiple cold storage mechanisms include a first cold storage mechanism and a second cold storage mechanism higher in heat storage-and-radiation performance than the first cold storage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke KITOU, Jun ABEI, Norihide KAWACHI, Eiichi TORIGOE, Shota CHATANI
  • Publication number: 20180281553
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger includes: a plurality of refrigerant tubes disposed at intervals, each of the refrigerant tubes including a refrigerant passage that allows a refrigerant to flow therethrough; a cold storage material adjacent to the refrigerant tubes; and a heat transfer suppressor that suppresses heat transfer from the refrigerant tubes to the cold storage material in an overheated area of the refrigerant formed in the refrigerant passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jun ABEI, Toshiya NAGASAWA, Eiichi TORIGOE, Naohisa ISHIZAKA, Norihide KAWACHI, Yuusuke KITOU, Ken NISHIMURA, Masakazu NAGAYA
  • Patent number: 9989315
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger has refrigerant pipes fins, and cold-storage-medium containers. The cold-storage-medium container is arranged next to the refrigerant pipe. A cold storage medium is accommodated in the cold-storage-medium container in order to leave an air cell, and to provide a filling ratio of less than 90%. The cold-storage-medium container has a plurality of depressions at an inside of the cold-storage-medium container. The depression is a dimple. The plurality of depressions are joined each other at top parts and provide high rigidity. The cold-storage-medium container is positioned on the refrigerant pipe by an engaging projection. An open end of an open depression is covered by the refrigerant pipe. The cold storage medium can flow into the open depression. Therefore, the cold storage medium may directly contact the refrigerant pipe, and is directly cooled with the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Kitoh, Toshiya Nagasawa, Eiichi Torigoe, Aun Ota, Jun Abei, Daisuke Haseba
  • Patent number: 9927160
    Abstract: An evaporator includes multiple refrigerant tubes, multiple air passages provided between the refrigerant tubes, a cold storage container disposed in the multiple air passages, and a temperature detector. The evaporator further includes a freezing allowable region and a freezing unallowable region that is provided above the freezing allowable region. The cold storage container has a small thickness region and a large thickness region that is positioned above the small thickness region. The large thickness region demarcates a smaller space with the refrigerant tubes than the space demarcated between the small thickness region and the refrigerant tubes. The small thickness region of the cold storage container is positioned within the freezing allowable region, the large thickness region is positioned in the freezing unallowable region, and the temperature detector is disposed in the freezing allowable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Haseba, Toshiya Nagasawa, Eiichi Torigoe, Jun Abei
  • Publication number: 20180023872
    Abstract: A refrigerant evaporator includes: a first heat exchange part in which refrigerant flows to exchange heat with fluid to be cooled; a second heat exchange part arranged to oppose the first heat exchange part; a first tank arranged below the first heat exchange part to distribute the refrigerant to the first heat exchange part; a second tank arranged below the second heat exchange part to collect the refrigerant flowing through the second heat exchange part; and a third tank joined to the first tank and the second tank by brazing. A projection part is formed at one of joint portions between the first tank and the third tank. An insertion part is formed at the other of the joint portions between the first tank and the third tank, and the projection part is inserted in the insertion part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Masakazu MORIMOTO, Eiichi TORIGOE, Naohisa ISHIZAKA
  • Publication number: 20170328615
    Abstract: A refrigerant evaporator includes: a first heat exchange part in which refrigerant flows; a second heat exchange part in which the refrigerant flows; a first tank arranged below the first heat exchange part to distribute the refrigerant to the first heat exchange part; a second tank arranged below the second heat exchange part to collect the refrigerant flowing through the second heat exchange part; and a third tank joined to the first tank and the second tank to introduce the refrigerant collected by the second tank to the first tank. A clearance is defined among the first tank, the second tank, and the third tank. At least one of a joint portion between the first tank and the third tank and a joint portion between the second tank and the third tank defines a drainage passage to discharge water trapped in the clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu MORIMOTO, Eiichi TORIGOE, Naohisa ISHIZAKA
  • Patent number: 9719732
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger has refrigerant pipes and a cold storage material. Each of the refrigerant pipes has a refrigerant passage therein. The refrigerant pipes are arranged so as to be distanced from each other with clearances therebetween. The cold storage material is disposed in at least one of the clearances. At least another one of the clearances provides an air passage. The heat storage material is disposed in at least two of the clearances arranged adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aun Ota, Daisuke Haseba, Jun Abei, Yuusuke Kitoh, Eiichi Torigoe, Toshiya Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20160084548
    Abstract: A refrigerant evaporator has an interchange part. The interchange part connects a first collecting part of a second downstream tank part, and a second distribution part of a second upstream tank part. The interchange part connects a second collecting part of a second downstream tank part, and a first distribution part of a second upstream tank part. The interchange part swaps a refrigerant about a width direction of a core. Refrigerant passages relevant to the interchange part are configured to improve refrigerant distribution. Providing a plurality of passages and/or twisting a passage improve distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Aun OTA, Naohisa ISHIZAKA, Norimasa BABA, Shota CHATANI, Masakazu NAGAYA, Eiichi TORIGOE, Kengo KAZARI, Daisuke HASEBA
  • Publication number: 20150211806
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger has: refrigerant pipes each of which has a refrigerant passage therein, the refrigerant pipes arranged to be distanced from each other with clearances therebetween; and a cold storage material disposed in at least one of the clearances. At least an another one of the clearances provides an air passage. The heat storage material is disposed in at least two of the clearances arranged adjacent to each other. A refrigerant pipe pitch between two of the refrigerant pipes that are adjacent to each other and therebetween have the cold storage material is shorter than a refrigerant pipe pitch between two of the refrigerant pipes that are adjacent to each other and therebetween have the air passage. Thus, a time duration required for a cold storage can be shortened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Aun Ota, Daisuke Haseba, Jun Abei, Yuusuke Kitoh, Eiichi Torigoe, Toshiya Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20150198383
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger has refrigerant pipes fins, and cold-storage-medium containers. The cold-storage-medium container is arranged next to the refrigerant pipe. A cold storage medium is accommodated in the cold-storage-medium container in order to leave an air cell, and to provide a filling ratio of less than 90%. The cold-storage-medium container has a plurality of depressions at an inside of the cold-storage-medium container. The depression is a dimple. The plurality of depressions are joined each other at top parts and provide high rigidity. The cold-storage-medium container is positioned on the refrigerant pipe by an engaging projection. An open end of an open depression is covered by the refrigerant pipe. The cold storage medium can flow into the open depression. Therefore, the cold storage medium may directly contact the refrigerant pipe, and is directly cooled with the refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yuusuke Kitoh, Toshiya Nagasawa, Eiichi Torigoe, Aun Ota, Jun Abei, Daisuke Haseba
  • Publication number: 20150184909
    Abstract: An evaporator includes multiple refrigerant tubes, multiple air passages provided between the refrigerant tubes, a cold storage container disposed in the multiple air passages, and a temperature detector. The evaporator further includes a freezing allowable region and a freezing unallowable region that is provided above the freezing allowable region. The cold storage container has a small thickness region and a large thickness region that is positioned above the small thickness region. The large thickness region demarcates a smaller space with the refrigerant tubes than the space demarcated between the small thickness region and the refrigerant tubes. The small thickness region of the cold storage container is positioned within the freezing allowable region, the large thickness region is positioned in the freezing unallowable region, and the temperature detector is disposed in the freezing allowable region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Haseba, Toshiya Nagasawa, Eiichi Torigoe, Jun Abei
  • Publication number: 20150068718
    Abstract: An evaporator is provided with a refrigerant pipe, a cold storage case which has inner fins mounted therein, and air-side fins. The evaporator is characterized in that the cold storage case is provided with: a filling opening for filling the cold storage case with a cold storage material; a first flow passage connecting to the filling opening and extending in the same direction as the direction of inflow of the cold storage material; and a second flow passage connecting to the first flow passage and extending in the direction intersecting the first flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Aun Ota, Jun Abei, Eiichi Torigoe, Toshiya Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 8256502
    Abstract: A heat exchange member comprising a liquid layer and a solid layer capable of conducting a heat exchange reaction with the liquid layer upon their solid-liquid contact at an interface between the solid layer and the solid layer, wherein the solid layer further comprises on a surface thereof which is contacted with the liquid layer a surface coating layer capable of reducing a difference of the vibration between a thermal vibration of the solid and a thermal vibration of the liquid, and the surface coating layer comprises a plurality of fibrous structures arranged on a surface of the solid layer, and a heat exchange apparatus using the heat exchange member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Touru Kawaguchi, Eiichi Torigoe, Yasumasa Hagiwara, Yoichiro Matsumoto, Gota Kikugawa, Taisuke Sugii
  • Patent number: 7867466
    Abstract: Means for a thermally conductive and electrically insulating material 1 containing an AlN crystal 150 mainly comprising AlN, and a production method thereof. In production, a molten aluminum layer is formed on an AlN substrate 11 with at least its surface comprising AlN in an atmosphere of a non-oxidizing gas, and the molten aluminum layer is then heated in an atmosphere of N2 gas to form an AlN crystal 150 which mainly comprises an AlN layer 125. The means are also a thermally conductive and electrically insulating material having an AlN crystal and an Al gradient layer, and a production method thereof. In production, a heating step of forming a molten aluminum layer 15 on the AlN layer 125 and heating it in an atmosphere of N2 gas is repeated at least twice or more. At this time, the amount of the N2 gas dissolved in the molten aluminum layer is decreased as the heating step is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihisa Takeuchi, Yasumasa Hagiwara, Yuuichi Aoki, Eiichi Torigoe