Patents by Inventor Kenji Gobou

Kenji Gobou 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210269693
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant (mixed refrigerant), the composition having three types of performance; i.e., a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity (Cap) that are equivalent to or higher than those of R404A and/or R410A, and a sufficiently low GWP. The present disclosure specifically provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising difluoromethane (HFC-32), 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), and at least one of 1,1-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132a) and tetrafluoroethylene (FO-1114).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20210261841
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses the problem of providing a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to that of R404A, which is currently widely used. As a solution to the problem, the present disclosure provides a composition containing carbon dioxide and a mixture of fluorinated hydrocarbons, the mixture containing difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234yf), 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a), and carbon dioxide (CO2) in specific concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Hitomi KUROKI, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20210230467
    Abstract: Provided is a composition containing a refrigerant that has a refrigerating capacity equivalent to that of widely used R404A, and a low GWP. The composition contains a refrigerant that contains difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), 1,1,1-trifluoroethane (R143a), and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a) in specific concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Hitomi KUROKI, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Patent number: 11072153
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel composition capable of providing a film or coat exhibiting excellent adhesiveness to a water-impermeable sheet and to an EVA encapsulant layer even without corona discharge treatment. The composition of the invention contains a fluorine-containing polymer and a polyol compound having a hydroxyl value of 10 to 300. The polyol compound is contained in an amount of not less than 0.1 mass % but less than 100 mass % relative to the fluorine-containing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Nakagawa, Hidenori Ozaki, Kenji Gobou, Koichiro Ogita
  • Publication number: 20210189208
    Abstract: A problem to be solved is to provide a composition containing a refrigerant that satisfies the following four properties: (1) a GWP of 1500 or less, (2) ASHRAE non-flammability, (3) a COP equivalent to that of R410A, and (4) a refrigerating capacity equivalent to that of R410A. As a solution to the problem, provided is a composition containing a refrigerant that contains CO2, R32, R125, and R134a, wherein when the mass % of CO2, R32, R125, and R134a based on their sum in the refrigerant is respectively x, a, b, and c, coordinates (a,b,c) in a ternary composition diagram in which 2.7?x<6.0, and the sum of R32, R125, and R134a is (100?x) mass % fall within a triangular region surrounded by line segments that connect point E, point F, and point G, or on the line segments; or coordinates (a,b,c) in a ternary composition diagram in which 6.0?x<9.0 fall within a triangular region surrounded by line segments that connect point E, point F, and point G, or on the line segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Patent number: 11034871
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the composition being non-flammable like R404A (R125/R134a/R143a=44/4/52 wt %), and having a refrigerating capacity that can replace that of R404A, a COP that is equal or superior to that of R404A, and a GWP of 1500 or less. Specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising a mixture of fluorinated hydrocarbons, the mixture comprising difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a) at specific concentrations, the fluorinated hydrocarbons contained in the mixture having a specific composition ratio. This composition is for use as an alternative refrigerant for R22 or an alternative refrigerant for R404A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi Itano, Shun Ohkubo, Hitomi Kuroki, Tatsumi Tsuchiya, Kenji Gobou
  • Publication number: 20210147734
    Abstract: Provided is an alternative mixed refrigerant that has an acceptable concentration (OEL) of 400 ppm or more based on the entire composition, as calculated with the OEL of R1234yf as 200 ppm. A solution is to provide a composition containing a refrigerant that contains difluoromethane (R32), 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234yf), and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234ze(E)), wherein the three components have a mass ratio that falls within the region surrounded by lines a, b, c, d, and e that connect 5 points (points A, B, C, D, and E) of a ternary composition diagram that has the three components as vertices of FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20210122961
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition containing a refrigerant having characteristics equal to or higher than those of R23. Specifically, the present invention provides a composition containing a refrigerant, wherein the refrigerant contains (a) at least one perfluorocarbon (PFC) selected from the group consisting of PFC-14, PFC-116, PFC-c216, FFC-218, PFC-c318, and PFC-31-10, and (b) an unsaturated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20210108120
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerant-containing composition by using a refrigerant that has a refrigerating capacity equivalent to that of widely used R404A, and a low GWP. Specifically, the present invention provides a composition that contains a refrigerant containing difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), 1,1,1-trifluoroethane (R143a), 2,3,3,3-tetrafluropropene (R1234yf), and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a) in specific concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Hitomi KUROKI, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20200216735
    Abstract: An object is to provide a refrigerant composition that is comprehensively excellent in various properties usually required of refrigerants, i.e., (1) low GWP, stability, and minimized temperature glide, as well as in essential properties required of alternative refrigerants for R404A, i.e., (2) refrigerating capacity, compressor outlet pressure, and COP that are substantially equivalent to those of R404A. In order to achieve this object, a composition containing a refrigerant is provided wherein the refrigerant contains difluoromethane (R32), trifluoroethylene (R1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234yf) at a mass ratio that falls within the region surrounded by lines a, c and d, which connect the following three points in a ternary composition diagram of FIG. 1 whose vertices represent the three components: point A (R32/R1123/R1234yf=25.6/13.4/61.0 mass %); point B (R32/R1123/R1234yf=25.6/3.4/71.0 mass %); and point C (R32/R1123/R1234yf=3.9/36.5/59.6 mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20200199429
    Abstract: Provided is an alternative mixed refrigerant that has an acceptable concentration (OEL) of 400 ppm or more based on the entire composition, as calculated with the OEL of R1234yf as 200 ppm. A solution is to provide a composition containing a refrigerant that contains difluoromethane (R32), 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234yf), and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234ze(E)), wherein the three components have a mass ratio that falls within the region surrounded by lines a, b, c, d, and e that connect 5 points (points A, B, C, D, and E) of a ternary composition diagram that has the three components as vertices of FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20200109326
    Abstract: This invention provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the composition being non-flammable like R404A (R125/R134a/R143a=44/4/52 wt %), and having a refrigerating capacity that can replace that of R404A, a COP that is equal or superior to that of R404A, and a GWP of 1500 or less. Specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising a mixture of fluorinated hydrocarbons, the mixture comprising difluoromethane (R32), pentafluoroethane (R125), and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R134a) at specific concentrations, the fluorinated hydrocarbons contained in the mixture having a specific composition ratio. This composition is for use as an alternative refrigerant for R22 or an alternative refrigerant for R404A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Shun OHKUBO, Hitomi KUROKI, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Patent number: 10367109
    Abstract: The invention provides a back sheet including a water-impermeable sheet and a film firmly bonded to each other and exhibiting excellent adhesiveness to an EVA encapsulant layer of a solar cell module even without corona discharge treatment on the film surface. The back sheet of the invention is a back sheet for solar cell module, including a water-impermeable sheet and a film. The film is disposed on at least one side of the water-impermeable sheet and is formed from a coating containing a fluorine-containing copolymer. The fluorine-containing copolymer contains a C2-C3 perhaloolefin structural unit, a vinyl acetate structural unit, a hydroxy-containing vinyl monomer structural unit, and a carboxy-containing monomer structural unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Kawabe, Kengo Ito, Eri Tanioka, Katsuhiko Imoto, Hideto Nakagawa, Kenji Gobou
  • Publication number: 20190016848
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer capable of providing a coating film that has good initial adhesiveness to a base material and good adhesiveness thereto after a pressure cooker test, and has excellent abrasion resistance as determined by a falling sand abrasion test. The polymer includes a perhaloolefin unit, a vinyl ester unit that contains neither a hydroxy group nor an aromatic ring; and a hydroxy group-containing monomer unit. The polymer has a hydroxyl value of 110 mgKOH/g or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto NAKAGAWA, Kengo ITO, Kenji GOBOU, Koichiro OGITA, Katsuhiko IMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180086036
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel composition capable of providing a film or coat exhibiting excellent adhesiveness to a water-impermeable sheet and to an EVA encapsulant layer even without corona discharge treatment. The composition of the invention contains a fluorine-containing polymer and a polyol compound having a hydroxyl value of 10 to 300. The polyol compound is contained in an amount of not less than 0.1 mass % but less than 100 mass % relative to the fluorine-containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto NAKAGAWA, Hidenori OZAKI, Kenji GOBOU, Koichiro OGITA
  • Publication number: 20180090632
    Abstract: The invention provides a back sheet including a water-impermeable sheet and a film firmly bonded to each other and exhibiting excellent adhesiveness to an EVA encapsulant layer of a solar cell module even without corona discharge treatment on the film surface. The back sheet of the invention is a back sheet for solar cell module, including a water-impermeable sheet and a film. The film is disposed on at least one side of the water-impermeable sheet and is formed from a coating containing a fluorine-containing copolymer. The fluorine-containing copolymer contains a C2-C3 perhaloolefin structural unit, a vinyl acetate structural unit, a hydroxy-containing vinyl monomer structural unit, and a carboxy-containing monomer structural unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma KAWABE, Kengo ITO, Eri TANIOKA, Katsuhiko IMOTO, Hideto NAKAGAWA, Kenji GOBOU
  • Publication number: 20170069773
    Abstract: A backsheet for a solar cell module, including a substrate sheet and a cured coating film formed from a coating material that contains a curable functional group-containing fluorinated polymer and an acrylic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto NAKAGAWA, Kenji GOBOU, Hidenori OZAKI, Kazuya ASANO, Shigehito SAGISAKA
  • Patent number: 9252295
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a coating material that can form a coating film that has an excellent adherence for sealants in solar cell modules as well as an excellent resistance to blocking. Further objects are to provide this coating film, a solar cell module backsheet that has this coating film, and a solar cell module that has this coating film. The present invention relates to a coating material that contains a curable functional group-containing fluorinated polymer and a polyisocyanate compound derived from at least one isocyanate selected from the group consisting of xylylene diisocyanate and bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Nakagawa, Kenji Gobou, Hidenori Ozaki, Kazuya Asano, Shigehito Sagisaka
  • Publication number: 20150122330
    Abstract: A backsheet for a solar cell module, including a substrate sheet and a cured coating film formed from a coating material that contains a curable functional group-containing fluorinated polymer and an acrylic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Nakagawa, Kenji Gobou, Hidenori Ozaki, Kazuya Asano, Shigehito Sagisaka