Patents by Inventor HISASHI KANOU

HISASHI KANOU 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).

  • Publication number: 20210108833
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a base, a fin array, and an air flow channel. The fin array includes: a plurality of fins protruding in a first direction from the base and arranged side by side in a second direction that intersects with the first direction; and a reinforcing structure coupling two adjacent fins out of the plurality of fins. The air flow channel is surrounded, in the fin array, with the plurality of fins and the reinforcing structure and opens toward an end in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Hisashi KANOU, Toshio MITSUYASU, Yutaka KUMANO, Ichirou TAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180287036
    Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation device includes a plurality of units that are stacked, each unit including a thermoelectric module containing at least one thermoelectric element, and a first plate and a second plate interposing the thermoelectric module therebetween, wherein a spacer is interposed between a surface of one of the first plates facing away from the corresponding thermoelectric module and a surface of the opposing second plate facing away from the corresponding thermoelectric module, the spacer contacting the first plate and the second plate and defining a fluid passage jointly with the first plate and the second plate, and wherein the fluid passages defined between the adjacent units are configured to receive supply of high temperature fluid and low temperature fluid in an alternating manner in a stacking direction of the units. The plates can be conformed to the thermoelectric module, and the stiffness of the plate can be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Noriaki YUKAWA, Hisashi KANOU, Toshio MITSUYASU, Yutaka MIYAMOTO, Shinji NAKAMURA, Koji IIJIMA, Minoru MATSUSHITA, Masamune YANAGIHARA, Kazuo MATSUDA, Tadashi MATSUMOTO, Toshihide HIRAI, Satoshi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180138384
    Abstract: Thermoelectric device includes thermoelectric converter, first heat conductor, second heat conductor, first gap filler, and first sheet material. Thermoelectric converter has a thermoelectric element built-in. First and second heat conductors and face each other through thermoelectric converter. First gap filler is disposed between thermoelectric converter and first heat conductor. First sheet material is disposed between first heat conductor and first gap filler and/or between thermoelectric converter and first gap filler. First sheet material has flexibility. A surface of first sheet material opposite from first gap filler is anti-adhesive surface having lower adhesiveness than first gap filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: TOSHIO MITSUYASU, YUTAKA MIYAMOTO, SHINJI NAKAMURA, NORIAKI YUKAWA, HISASHI KANOU
  • Patent number: 9752808
    Abstract: A temperature maintaining case includes a main body having a recessed storage chamber formed by a heat-insulating wall, and a lid body mounted on the main body capable of closing an opening of the storage chamber. Further, the temperature maintaining case includes: a heat storage member exposed to the storage chamber; a thermoelectric device having a first heat transferring surface and a second heat transferring surface opposite to the first heat transferring surface, the first heat transferring surface being connected to the heat storage member; a control device configured to drive and control the thermoelectric device; and a cover member mounted on the main body. The cover member is capable of selecting an exposed state and a shielded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Nakamura, Hisashi Kanou, Noriaki Yukawa, Toshio Mitsuyasu
  • Publication number: 20160315242
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements; and a first metal substrate and a second metal substrate between which the plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements are sandwiched. The first metal substrate includes a plurality of divisional substrates. The plurality of divisional substrates are disposed with clearances left between each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Eiji OKUZONO, Noriaki YUKAWA, Hisashi KANOU
  • Patent number: 9412929
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module according to the present disclosure includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group and a central thermoelectric conversion element group, each of which groups is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and contains a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements. The peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group is disposed in an area including peripheries of the first substrate and the second substrate, and the central thermoelectric conversion element group is disposed closer to a center of the first substrate and a center of the second substrate than the peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group. The plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements of the central thermoelectric conversion element group are disposed more densely than the plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements of the peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Okuzono, Noriaki Yukawa, Hisashi Kanou
  • Publication number: 20160178252
    Abstract: A temperature maintaining case includes a main body having a recessed storage chamber formed by a heat-insulating wall, and a lid body mounted on the main body capable of closing an opening of the storage chamber. Further, the temperature maintaining case includes: a heat storage member exposed to the storage chamber; a thermoelectric device having a first heat transferring surface and a second heat transferring surface opposite to the first heat transferring surface, the first heat transferring surface being connected to the heat storage member; a control device configured to drive and control the thermoelectric device; and a cover member mounted on the main body. The cover member is capable of selecting an exposed state and a shielded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: KEN NAKAMURA, HISASHI KANOU, NORIAKI YUKAWA, TOSHIO MITSUYASU
  • Publication number: 20160049570
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module according to the present disclosure includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group and a central thermoelectric conversion element group, each of which groups is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and contains a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements. The peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group is disposed in an area including peripheries of the first substrate and the second substrate, and the central thermoelectric conversion element group is disposed closer to a center of the first substrate and a center of the second substrate than the peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group. The plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements of the central thermoelectric conversion element group are disposed more densely than the plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements of the peripheral thermoelectric conversion element group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: EIJI OKUZONO, NORIAKI YUKAWA, HISASHI KANOU