Patents by Inventor Kinya Nakatsu

Kinya Nakatsu 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: 20200093039
    Abstract: An electric power conversion apparatus includes a channel case in which a cooling water channel is formed; a double side cooling semiconductor module that has an upper and lower arms series circuit of an inverter circuit; a capacitor module; a direct current connector; and an alternate current connector. The semiconductor module includes first and second heat dissipation metals whose outer surfaces are heat dissipation surfaces, the upper and lower arms series circuit is disposed tightly between the first heat dissipation metal and the second heat dissipation metal, and the semiconductor module further includes a direct current positive terminal, a direct current negative terminal, and an alternate current terminal which protrude to outside. The channel case is provided with the cooling water channel which extends from a cooling water inlet to a cooling water outlet, and a first opening which opens into the cooling water channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Kinya NAKATSU, Ryuichi SAITO, Keisuke HORIUCHI, Toshiya SATOH, Hideki MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10524398
    Abstract: An electric power conversion apparatus includes a channel case in which a cooling water channel is formed; a double side cooling semiconductor module that has an upper and lower arms series circuit of an inverter circuit; a capacitor module; a direct current connector; and an alternate current connector. The semiconductor module includes first and second heat dissipation metals whose outer surfaces are heat dissipation surfaces, the upper and lower arms series circuit is disposed tightly between the first heat dissipation metal and the second heat dissipation metal, and the semiconductor module further includes a direct current positive terminal, a direct current negative terminal, and an alternate current terminal which protrude to outside. The channel case is provided with the cooling water channel which extends from a cooling water inlet to a cooling water outlet, and a first opening which opens into the cooling water channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tokuyama, Kinya Nakatsu, Ryuichi Saito, Keisuke Horiuchi, Toshiya Satoh, Hideki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190393799
    Abstract: A power module includes a double-sided electrode module, a power semiconductor element, a pair of base plates, and a connecting member. The double-sided electrode module has a plurality of electrode wiring boards and a power semiconductor element which are molded with a resin material. The pair of base plates has the double-sided electrode module sandwiched therebetween. The pair of base plates are connected via the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kinya NAKATSU, Hiroshi HOZOJI, Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Yusuke TAKAGI, Toshiya SATOH, Taku OYAMA, Takanori NINOMIYA
  • Publication number: 20190254182
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kinya NAKATSU, Hideyo SUZUKI, Fusanori NISHIKIMI, Takeshi MATSUO, Toshiya SATOU
  • Patent number: 10348214
    Abstract: A power converter device includes a double-sided electrode module in which an electrical wiring board and a power semiconductor element are molded with a resin material. The power converter device also includes a heat dissipating base disposed on both sides of the double-sided electrode module and directly contacting cooling medium. The power converter device also includes a module fixture which presses the heat dissipating base in a state of contact with the heat dissipating base. The module fixture is configured to support a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hiroshi Hozoji, Takeshi Tokuyama, Yusuke Takagi, Toshiya Satoh, Taku Oyama, Takanori Ninomiya
  • Publication number: 20190182993
    Abstract: Technology leading to a size reduction in a power conversion apparatus comprising a cooling function and technology relating to enhancing productivity and enhancing reliability necessary for commercial production are provided. Series circuits comprising an upper arm and lower arm of an inverter circuit are built in a single semiconductor module 500. The semiconductor module has cooling metal on two sides. An upper arm semiconductor chip and lower arm semiconductor chip are wedged between the cooling metals. The semiconductor module is inserted inside a channel case main unit 214. A DC positive electrode terminal 532, a DC negative electrode terminal 572, and an alternating current terminal 582 of a semiconductor chip are disposed in the semiconductor module. The DC terminals 532 and 572 are electrically connected with a terminal of a capacitor module. The alternating current terminal 582 is electrically connected with a motor generator via an AC connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Kinya NAKATSU, Ryuichi SAITO
  • Patent number: 10321585
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hideyo Suzuki, Fusanori Nishikimi, Takeshi Matsuo, Toshiya Satou
  • Publication number: 20190098777
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kinya NAKATSU, Hideyo SUZUKI, Fusanori NISHIKIMI, Takeshi MATSUO, Toshiya SATOU
  • Patent number: 10238015
    Abstract: Technology leading to a size reduction in a power conversion apparatus comprising a cooling function and technology relating to enhancing productivity and enhancing reliability necessary for commercial production are provided. Series circuits comprising an upper arm and lower arm of an inverter circuit are built in a single semiconductor module 500. The semiconductor module has cooling metal on two sides. An upper arm semiconductor chip and lower arm semiconductor chip are wedged between the cooling metals. The semiconductor module is inserted inside a channel case main unit 214. A DC positive electrode terminal 532, a DC negative electrode terminal 572, and an alternating current terminal 582 of a semiconductor chip are disposed in the semiconductor module. The DC terminals 532 and 572 are electrically connected with a terminal of a capacitor module. The alternating current terminal 582 is electrically connected with a motor generator via an AC connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tokuyama, Kinya Nakatsu, Ryuichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10178780
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hideyo Suzuki, Fusanori Nishikimi, Takeshi Matsuo, Toshiya Satou
  • Patent number: 10136555
    Abstract: An inverter (300) is disposed toward an opening in a motor side metal housing (201). A power module (301) is disposed on a metal cover (207) that is in contact with the metal housing (201). The power module (301) includes a semiconductor element, a metal terminal connected to the semiconductor element, and resin that seals the semiconductor element and the metal terminal. A metal plate (306) is disposed on a surface of the power module (301) that is positioned opposite the metal cover (207). Heat generated by the power module (301) is dissipated from the metal cover (207) and from the metal plate (306). This improves the heat dissipation performance. Thus, the size of the power module can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuro Kanazawa, Kinya Nakatsu, Haruaki Motoda
  • Publication number: 20180124935
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hideyo SUZUKI, Fusanori NISHIKIMI, Takeshi MATSUO, Toshiya SATOU
  • Patent number: 9912248
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a power module having high reliability. The power module according to the present invention, includes a circuit body and a case housing the circuit body. The case has a first case member including a first base plate and a second case member including a second base plate. The first case member has a first side wall portion formed in an arrangement direction of the first base plate and the second base plate. The second case member has a second side wall portion formed in the arrangement direction, the second side wall portion coupling to the first side wall portion. The first side wall portion and the second side wall portion are formed so as to have the sum of lengths of the first side wall portion and the second side wall portion in the arrangement direction smaller than the thickness of the circuit body. The first case member has a deforming portion smaller than the first base plate and the second base plate in rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Shimazu, Kinya Nakatsu, Kouji Sasaki, Takahiro Shimura, Hisashi Tanie
  • Patent number: 9888591
    Abstract: The metallic case of a power conversion apparatus includes a casing having a side wall, as well as an upper case and a lower case, a first area being formed between a cooling jacket provided at the inner periphery of the side wall and the lower case, the metal base plate dividing the first area between the cooling jacket and the upper case into a lower side second area and an upper side third area, first and second power modules being fastened to a top surface and a capacitor module being provided in the first area, driving circuits that drive inverter circuits of the power modules respectively being provided in the second area, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuits being provided in the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hideyo Suzuki, Fusanori Nishikimi, Takeshi Matsuo, Toshiya Satou
  • Publication number: 20170302191
    Abstract: A power converter device includes a double-sided electrode module in which an electrical wiring board and a power semiconductor element are molded with a resin material. The power converter device also includes a heat dissipating base disposed on both sides of the double-sided electrode module and directly contacting cooling medium. The power converter device also includes a module fixture which presses the heat dissipating base in a state of contact with the heat dissipating base. The module fixture is configured to support a circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kinya NAKATSU, Hiroshi HOZOJI, Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Yusuke TAKAGI, Toshiya SATOH, Taku OYAMA, Takanori NINOMIYA
  • Patent number: 9729076
    Abstract: A power converter device includes a double-sided electrode module that converts direct current power to alternating current power, a heat dissipating base, a capacitor module, a positive electrode conductor plate, and a negative electrode conductor plate. In the heat dissipating base, heat dissipation surfaces, facing one another, of the double-sided electrode module facing to one another are held with insulation layers being present between the heat dissipating base, and the heat dissipation surfaces. The capacitor module constitutes a smoothing circuit for inhibiting fluctuation in DC voltage. The positive electrode conductor plate and the negative electrode conductor plate transmit electric power between the capacitor module and the double-sided electrode module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Nakatsu, Hiroshi Hozoji, Takeshi Tokuyama, Yusuke Takagi, Toshiya Satoh, Taku Oyama, Takanori Ninomiya
  • Publication number: 20170215304
    Abstract: An electric power conversion apparatus includes a channel case in which a cooling water channel is formed; a double side cooling semiconductor module that has an upper and lower arms series circuit of an inverter circuit; a capacitor module; a direct current connector; and an alternate current connector. The semiconductor module includes first and second heat dissipation metals whose outer surfaces are heat dissipation surfaces, the upper and lower arms series circuit is disposed tightly between the first heat dissipation metal and the second heat dissipation metal, and the semiconductor module further includes a direct current positive terminal, a direct current negative terminal, and an alternate current terminal which protrude to outside. The channel case is provided with the cooling water channel which extends from a cooling water inlet to a cooling water outlet, and a first opening which opens into the cooling water channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Kinya NAKATSU, Ryuichi SAITO, Keisuke HORIUCHI, Toshiya SATOH, Hideki MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170187300
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a power module having high reliability. The power module according to the present invention, includes a circuit body and a case housing the circuit body. The case has a first case member including a first base plate and a second case member including a second base plate. The first case member has a first side wall portion formed in an arrangement direction of the first base plate and the second base plate. The second case member has a second side wall portion formed in the arrangement direction, the second side wall portion coupling to the first side wall portion. The first side wall portion and the second side wall portion are formed so as to have the sum of lengths of the first side wall portion and the second side wall portion in the arrangement direction smaller than the thickness of the circuit body. The first case member has a deforming portion smaller than the first base plate and the second base plate in rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi SHIMAZU, Kinya NAKATSU, Kouji SASAKI, Takahiro SHIMURA, Hisashi TANIE
  • Patent number: 9648791
    Abstract: An electric power conversion apparatus includes a channel case in which a cooling water channel is formed; a double side cooling semiconductor module that has an upper and lower arms series circuit of an inverter circuit; a capacitor module; a direct current connector; and an alternate current connector. The semiconductor module includes first and second heat dissipation metals whose outer surfaces are heat dissipation surfaces, the upper and lower arms series circuit is disposed tightly between the first heat dissipation metal and the second heat dissipation metal, and the semiconductor module further includes a direct current positive terminal, a direct current negative terminal, and an alternate current terminal which protrude to outside. The channel case is provided with the cooling water channel which extends from a cooling water inlet to a cooling water outlet, and a first opening which opens into the cooling water channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tokuyama, Kinya Nakatsu, Ryuichi Saito, Keisuke Horiuchi, Toshiya Satoh, Hideki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20170105321
    Abstract: Technology leading to a size reduction in a power conversion apparatus comprising a cooling function and technology relating to enhancing productivity and enhancing reliability necessary for commercial production are provided. Series circuits comprising an upper arm and lower arm of an inverter circuit are built in a single semiconductor module 500. The semiconductor module has cooling metal on two sides. An upper arm semiconductor chip and lower arm semiconductor chip are wedged between the cooling metals. The semiconductor module is inserted inside a channel case main unit 214. A DC positive electrode terminal 532, a DC negative electrode terminal 572, and an alternating current terminal 582 of a semiconductor chip are disposed in the semiconductor module. The DC terminals 532 and 572 are electrically connected with a terminal of a capacitor module. The alternating current terminal 582 is electrically connected with a motor generator via an AC connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi TOKUYAMA, Kinya NAKATSU, Ryuichi SAITO