Patents by Inventor Keiji Aota

Keiji Aota 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: 20210010536
    Abstract: A thrust magnetic bearing includes a stator having a coil, and a rotor. The stator includes main and auxiliary stator magnetic-pole surfaces. The rotor includes main and auxiliary rotor magnetic-pole surfaces facing the main and auxiliary stator magnetic-pole surfaces. When an electric current flows in the coil, an electromagnetic force in an axial direction is generated between the main stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces, and an electromagnetic force in a radial direction is generated between the auxiliary stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces. When the rotor is displaced in the radial direction, a radial force that acts on the rotor between the auxiliary stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces is increased in a direction of the displacement, and a radial force that acts on the rotor between the main stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces is increased in a direction opposite to the direction of the displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Shouhei YAMASUSO, Yuji NAKAZAWA, Keiji AOTA
  • Publication number: 20200393175
    Abstract: High power of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) employs an induction motor (70) as a motor that drives a compression unit (60) that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and thus, high power is enabled at comparatively low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200393176
    Abstract: High efficiency of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) includes a motor (70) that has a rotor (71) including permanent magnets (712) and thus is suitable for a variable capacity compressor in which the number of rotations of the motor can be changed. In this case, it is possible to change the number of rotations of the motor in accordance with an air conditioning load in an air conditioner (1) that uses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroechylene. It is thus possible to enable high efficiency of the compressor (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200350804
    Abstract: The stator includes a stator core, a support electric wire formed by one or more conductive wires, and a drive electric wire formed by one or more conductive wires. The stator core includes an annular shaped back yoke and a plurality of teeth on an inner periphery of the back yoke. The support electric wire is disposed so as to pass through a plurality of slots respectively formed between the teeth, and forms a winding portion that generates an electromagnetic force for supporting the rotor in a non-contact manner by being energized. The drive electric wire is disposed so as to pass through the plurality of slots, and forms a winding portion that generates an electromagnetic force for rotating the rotor by being energized. A cross-sectional area per conductive wire of the support electric wire differs from a cross-sectional area per conductive wire of the drive electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takaaki ONO, Yusuke IRINO, Tatsuya TONARI, Yuji NAKAZAWA, Keiji AOTA, Atsushi SAKAWAKI
  • Publication number: 20200333054
    Abstract: High power of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) employs an induction motor (70) as a motor that drives a compression unit (60) that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and thus, high power is enabled at comparatively low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • 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: 20200326110
    Abstract: High efficiency of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) includes a motor (70) that has a rotor (71) including permanent magnets (712) and thus is suitable for a variable capacity compressor in which the number of rotations of the motor can be changed. In this case, it is possible to change the number of rotations of the motor in accordance with an air conditioning load in an air conditioner (1) that uses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroechylene. It is thus possible to enable high efficiency of the compressor (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20190033646
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure includes a large panel-side terminal (a high resistance terminal) 28 having relatively high electric resistance, and a large flexible board-side terminal (a low resistance terminal) 30 having relatively low electric resistance and connected to the large panel-side terminal 28. The large flexible board-side terminal 30 includes separated large flexible board-side terminals (separated low resistance terminals) 30a that are arranged at intervals and have a width relatively larger in a distal end side portion 30a2 with respect to a basal end side portion 30a1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio SHIMIZU, Motoji SHIOTA, Keiji AOTA
  • Patent number: 9991756
    Abstract: A stator for a motor of a compressor includes a stator core, insulator, coil, slot insulator, and inter-coil insulator. The stator core has a plurality of tooth portions arrayed circumferentially. The insulator is fitted to axial end faces of the stator core. The coil is wound on the tooth portions. The slot insulator is placed within slot portions that are spaces between circumferentially neighboring ones of the tooth portions, and which are interposed between the stator core and the coil. The inter-coil insulator is placed between circumferentially mutually neighboring windings of the coil. The inter-coil insulator is sheet shaped and folded over a width equal to double a sheet thickness at a folding-bottom portion extending along an axial direction. The folding-bottom portion is positioned on a distal end side of the tooth portions. Movement of the folding-bottom portion in a radial direction toward the rotor is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinobu Ishizaki, Hidemi Tanji, Keiji Aota, Akio Mutou
  • Publication number: 20170353075
    Abstract: A stator for a motor of a compressor includes a stator core, insulator, coil, slot insulator, and inter-coil insulator. The stator core has a plurality of tooth portions arrayed circumferentially. The insulator is fitted to axial end faces of the stator core. The coil is wound on the tooth portions. The slot insulator is placed within slot portions that are spaces between circumferentially neighboring ones of the tooth portions, and which are interposed between the stator core and the coil. The inter-coil insulator is placed between circumferentially mutually neighboring windings of the coil. The inter-coil insulator is sheet shaped and folded over a width equal to double a sheet thickness at a folding-bottom portion extending along an axial direction. The folding-bottom portion is positioned on a distal end side of the tooth portions. Movement of the folding-bottom portion in a radial direction toward the rotor is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Akinobu ISHIZAKI, Hidemi TANJI, Keiji AOTA, Akio MUTOU
  • Patent number: 9740067
    Abstract: In a display device, in which an IC chip, which has an output and an input bump group, is mounted onto a display panel via an ACF, and a total area of end surfaces of output bumps that form the output bump group is larger than a total area of end surfaces of input bumps that form the input bump group, a concentration of conductive particles in a portion of the ACF corresponding to the output bump group is lower than a concentration of conductive particles in a portion of the ACF corresponding to the input bump group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiji Aota
  • Patent number: 9608490
    Abstract: A compressor includes a casing, a compression mechanism arranged inside the casing, a motor arranged inside the casing, and an insulation sheet. The motor drives the compression mechanism. The motor is a concentrated-winding motor having a stator that has a plurality of teeth, and an insulator adjacent to the stator, with windings wound about the teeth with the insulator interposed between the windings and the teeth. The insulation sheet is arranged between the casing and crossover wires of the windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Aota, Akinobu Ishizaki
  • Publication number: 20160315517
    Abstract: A compressor includes a casing, a compression mechanism arranged inside the casing, a motor arranged inside the casing, and an insulation sheet. The motor drives the compression mechanism. The motor is a concentrated-winding motor having a stator that has a plurality of teeth, and an insulator adjacent to the stator, with windings wound about the teeth with the insulator interposed between the windings and the teeth. The insulation sheet is arranged between the casing and crossover wires of the windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Keiji AOTA, Akinobu ISHIZAKI
  • Patent number: 9207477
    Abstract: A display module 1 of the present invention includes a first board 3, a second board 4, a base film 5, and a circuit member 2. The first board 3 and the second board 4 are bonded together to face with each other. The base film 5 is provided between the first board 3 and the second board 4 and extends outwardly from an end of the first board 3. The base film 5 has an insulating property and the extended portion is bent to an outer surface side of one of the first board 3 and the second board 4. The circuit member 2 is formed on the base film 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Miyazaki, Motoji Shiota, Takatoshi Kira, Gen Nagaoka, Seiji Muraoka, Makoto Tamaki, Keiji Aota, Yukio Shimizu, Takashi Matsui, Hiroki Nakahama, Hiroki Makino, Minoru Horino
  • Publication number: 20150226995
    Abstract: In a display device (S), in which an IC chip (30), which has an output and an input bump group (31G, 33G), is mounted onto a display panel (10) via an ACF (34), and a total area of end surfaces (31s) of output bumps (31) that form the output bump group (31G) is larger than a total area of end surfaces (33s) of input bumps (33) that form the input bump group (33G), a concentration of conductive particles (37) in a portion (35a) of the ACF (34) corresponding to the output bump group (31G) is lower than a concentration of conductive particles (37) in a portion (35b) of the ACF (34) corresponding to the input bump group (33G).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Aota
  • Patent number: 8853909
    Abstract: A first non-magnetic portion, a second non-magnetic portion, and a third non-magnetic portion are arranged around an axis, from an end toward the center of a permanent magnet burying hole. A fourth non-magnetic portion is further provided between the second non-magnetic portion and the third non-magnetic portion. Angles around the axis are determined as follows with reference to a position between permanent magnet burying holes. The position between the first non-magnetic portion and the second non-magnetic portion is expressed by a first angle. The position between the third non-magnetic portion and the fourth non-magnetic portion is expressed by a second angle, and the second angle is twice the first angle. The end of the third non-magnetic portion located closer to the pole center is expressed by a third angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Aota, Akio Yamagiwa, Yoshiki Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20140092338
    Abstract: A display module 1 of the present invention includes a first board 3, a second board 4, a base film 5, and a circuit member 2. The first board 3 and the second board 4 are bonded together to face with each other. The base film 5 is provided between the first board 3 and the second board 4 and extends outwardly from an end of the first board 3. The base film 5 has an insulating property and the extended portion is bent to an outer surface side of one of the first board 3 and the second board 4. The circuit member 2 is formed on the base film 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Miyazaki, Motoji Shiota, Takatoshi Kira, Gen Nagaoka, Seiji Muraoka, Makoto Tamaki, Keiji Aota, Yukio Shimizu, Takashi Matsui, Hiroki Nakahama, Hiroki Makino, Minoru Horino
  • Patent number: 8598763
    Abstract: A field element core has a perimeter exposed around a rotation axis and a plurality of field magnet insertion holes circularly disposed around the rotation axis P. A radius between the perimeter and the rotation axis P decreases in a monotonically non-increasing manner from a pole center toward an interpole and then increases in a monotonically non-decreasing manner in a region between the pole center and the interpole in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Aota, Yoshihito Sanga, Akio Yamagiwa
  • Patent number: 8040009
    Abstract: The field magnet is formed of, for example, two permanent magnets, and a width of the field magnet increases from a center toward both ends thereof in a monotonically non-decreasing manner. The field magnet includes, at the both ends thereof, projecting portions projecting to a side opposite to a rotation axis. The field core includes a penetration hole through which the field magnet is caused to penetrate. The penetration hole includes penetration surfaces which cover magnetic pole surfaces of the field magnet, respectively. Specifically, the penetration surface includes concave portions with which the projecting portions are fitted. When the field magnet is inserted, the penetration surfaces serve as a guide which guides the field magnet, and accordingly the field magnet can be caused to penetrate through the penetration hole with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Aota, Yoshinari Asano
  • Patent number: 8013700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a field element which reduces a harmonic component of a magnetic flux density. Permanent magnets (20) are in contact with first magnetic plates (1, 3) in a direction parallel to a rotation axis (P). The first magnetic plate (1) includes first and second magnetic members (10, 12) and first and second non-magnetic members (11, 13). The first magnetic member (10) includes a pole center and is in contact with one of the permanent magnets. The first magnetic member (10), the first non-magnetic member (11), the second magnetic member (12) and the second non-magnetic member (13) are disposed in the stated order in a circumferential direction with the pole center and the rotation axis being as a starting point and a center, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Aota, Yoshinari Asano