Patents by Inventor Masaji Yamanaka

Masaji Yamanaka 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: 8424332
    Abstract: An object is to improve an assembly operability while enhancing disconnecting and connecting properties between a main body and a refrigerating unit of a refrigerating device, and there is disclosed a refrigerating device (showcase) which is provided with a refrigerating unit including a refrigerant circuit constituted of a compressor, a radiator as a high-pressure-side heat exchanger, an evaporator as a low-pressure-side heat exchanger and the like and which supplies, by a blower, cold air subjected to heat exchange with the evaporator to a storage chamber as a space to be cooled constituted in a main body by a blower to cool the chamber, wherein a mechanical chamber is constituted under a bottom surface of the main body, the compressor and the radiator are installed on a unit base on the bottom surface of the mechanical chamber, and a refrigerating box in which the evaporator and the blower are stored is attached to the bottom surface of the main body via hooks so as to communicate with the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Masaji Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8261572
    Abstract: Disclosed are a food heat-exchange device capable of rapidly freezing food stored in a refrigerator or thawing frozen food in the refrigerator, and a refrigerator having the same. The refrigerator includes a body in which a storage compartment is defined, and the food heat-exchange device is mounted in the storage compartment, to enable thawing or rapid-freezing of food. The food heat-exchange device includes a heat-exchange plate, which is provided at a surface thereof with a contact portion to come into contact with food and at the other surface thereof with a pin to facilitate heat-exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Nojima, Masaji Yamanaka, Kyung Hee Hahm, Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 8099977
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device capable of preventing inflow of a liquid refrigerant into a compressor and having a compact structure is disclosed. The refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor, a gas cooler, a pressure reducing device, an evaporator, and a heat exchanger to heat-exchange a refrigerant discharged from the gas cooler and a refrigerant discharged from the evaporator. The heat exchanger includes a first passage connected to an outlet of the gas cooler and a second passage connected to an outlet of the evaporator. The refrigerant in the first passage flows downward, and the refrigerant in the second passage flows upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaji Yamanaka, Sung Oug Cho
  • Publication number: 20100071874
    Abstract: Disclosed are a food heat-exchange device capable of rapidly freezing food stored in a refrigerator or thawing frozen food in the refrigerator, and a refrigerator having the same. The refrigerator includes a body in which a storage compartment is defined, and the food heat-exchange device is mounted in the storage compartment, to enable thawing or rapid-freezing of food. The food heat-exchange device includes a heat-exchange plate, which is provided at a surface thereof with a contact portion to come into contact with food and at the other surface thereof with a pin to facilitate heat-exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Nojima, Masaji Yamanaka, Kyung Hee Hahm, Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 7546746
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling apparatus which can improve a cooling efficiency while preventing an abnormal increase in pressure of a high side. The cooling apparatus comprises: a refrigerant circuit which uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant; a control device which controls a speed of rotation of the compressor between predetermined lowest and highest speeds; and a cooled state sensor which detects a cooled state in a refrigerator main body to be cooled by an evaporator included in the refrigerant circuit. The control device increases a highest speed of rotation of the compressor if a temperature in the chamber of the refrigerator main body detected by the cooled state sensor is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080245098
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device capable of preventing inflow of a liquid refrigerant into a compressor and having a compact structure is disclosed. The refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor, a gas cooler, a pressure reducing device, an evaporator, and a heat exchanger to heat-exchange a refrigerant discharged from the gas cooler and a refrigerant discharged from the evaporator. The heat exchanger includes a first passage connected to an outlet of the gas cooler and a second passage connected to an outlet of the evaporator. The refrigerant in the first passage flows downward, and the refrigerant in the second passage flows upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaji Yamanaka, Sung Oug Cho
  • Patent number: 7251949
    Abstract: A refrigerant system 1D comprises a heat insulating housing 3 provided with an accommodating space inside and a refrigeration unit 9 attached to a lower portion of the heat insulating housing 3, in which a compressor 5, a gas cooler 6, an internal heat exchanger 10, a restriction means 16 and an evaporator 8 accommodated in a heat insulating case 7A are disposed on a unit base 4. The gas cooler 6 and the heat insulating case 7A are disposed so that air heat-exchanged by the gas cooler 6 moves toward the heat insulating case 7A, an air passage T is provided between the unit base 4 and the heat insulating case 7A, the air heat-exchanged by the gas cooler 6 is passed through the air passage T to be discharged outside, and the internal heat exchanger 10 is disposed in such a manner that it is embedded in a heat insulating material layer 7C provided around the heat insulating case 7A to be provided with a heat insulation property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaji Yamanaka, Shigeya Ishigaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Haruhisa Yamasaki, Midori Futakawame
  • Patent number: 7225635
    Abstract: For a purpose of preventing a compressor from being damaged by liquid compression without disposing any accumulator on a low-pressure side, there is disclosed a transition critical refrigerant cycle apparatus having a supercritical pressure on a high-pressure side. The transition critical refrigerant cycle apparatus constituted by connecting a compressor, a gas cooler, a pressure reducing device, an evaporator and the like in an annular shape, using carbon dioxide as a refrigerant, and capable of having the supercritical pressure on the high-pressure side comprises: an internal heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a refrigerant which has flown out of the gas cooler and a refrigerant which has flown out of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Matsumoto, Haruhisa Yamasaki, Masaji Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 7220110
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycling device is provided, wherein a compressor comprises an electric motor element, a first and a second rotary compression elements in a sealed container. The first and the second rotary compression elements are driven by the electric motor element. The refrigerant compressed and discharged by the first rotary compression element is compressed by absorbing into the second rotary compression element, and is discharged to the gas cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Matsumoto, Kazuya Sato, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Masaji Yamanaka, Haruhisa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7201009
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling apparatus which can improve a cooling efficiency while preventing an abnormal increase in pressure of a high side. The cooling apparatus comprises: a refrigerant circuit which uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant; a control device which controls a speed of rotation of the compressor between predetermined lowest and highest speeds; and a cooled state sensor which detects a cooled state in a refrigerator main body to be cooled by an evaporator included in the refrigerant circuit. The control device increases a highest speed of rotation of the compressor if a temperature in the chamber of the refrigerator main body detected by the cooled state sensor is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7191609
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling apparatus which can improve cooling efficiency of an evaporator while preventing freezing of articles housed in a cooled space thereof. The cooling apparatus comprises: a control device which controls a compressor; and a temperature sensor in the chamber which can detect a cooled state in a refrigerator main body to be cooled by the evaporator. The control device stops running of the compressor if the compressor is continuously run for a predetermined time, and changes the continuous running time of the compressor for stopping the same based on a temperature in the chamber of the refrigerator main body detected by the temperature sensor in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7191608
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling apparatus which can prevent an abnormal increase in pressure of a high side at the time of starting. The cooling apparatus comprises: a refrigerant circuit which uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant; and a control device which controls a speed of rotation for the compressor between predetermined lowest and highest speeds. The control device runs the compressor by holding a predetermined start-time holding speed of rotation lower than the lowest rotational speed for a predetermined time before the lowest rotational speed is reached after the compressor is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7168264
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycling device is provided, wherein a compressor comprises an electric motor element, a first and a second rotary compression elements in a sealed container. The first and the second rotary compression elements are driven by the electric motor element. The refrigerant compressed and discharged by the first rotary compression element is compressed by absorbing into the second rotary compression element, and is discharged to the gas cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Matsumoto, Kazuya Sato, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Masaji Yamanaka, Haruhisa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7155925
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a refrigerant cycle apparatus which can optimize the capability of releasing heat from a refrigerant in a gas cooler and an auxiliary heat exchanger under use conditions at a low cost. There are provided an intermediate cooling circuit which once releases heat from a refrigerant discharged from a compressor and then returns the refrigerant to the compressor, and a fan which ventilates an inter cooler of the intermediate cooling circuit and a gas cooler. The inter cooler has substantially the same ventilation area as that of the gas cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Tsunehisa Yumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Kenzo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7143593
    Abstract: There is disclosed a refrigerant cycle apparatus capable of avoiding occurrence of an abnormal rise in a pressure on a high-pressure side in advance, comprising: a throttling mechanism including a first capillary tube, and a second capillary tube which is connected in parallel to the first capillary tube and whose flow path resistance is smaller than that of the first capillary tube; and a valve device for controlling refrigerant circulation into the first and second capillary tubes, so that a refrigerant is passed into the second capillary tube at the time of starting of a compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Tsunehisa Yumoto
  • Publication number: 20060248908
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling apparatus which can improve a cooling efficiency while preventing an abnormal increase in pressure of a high side. The cooling apparatus comprises: a refrigerant circuit which uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant; a control device which controls a speed of rotation of the compressor between predetermined lowest and highest speeds; and a cooled state sensor which detects a cooled state in a refrigerator main body to be cooled by an evaporator included in the refrigerant circuit. The control device increases a highest speed of rotation of the compressor if a temperature in the chamber of the refrigerator main body detected by the cooled state sensor is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7111471
    Abstract: The present invention aims to prevent the occurrence of liquid compression at the second rotary compression element before it happens while improving the compression efficiency with an intermediate cooling circuit in a refrigerant cycle apparatus which comprises an internal high-pressure type multi-stage compression compressor, and the invention is summarized in that the apparatus comprises an intermediate cooling circuit which allows refrigerant discharged from the first rotary compression element of a compressor to dissipate heat, where a microcomputer performs control on the number of revolutions of the compressor to maintain the temperature/pressure of refrigerant so that the refrigerant does not condense at the output of the intermediate cooling circuit, where such a control is done in response to outputs from an outside-air temperature sensor, a refrigerant temperature sensor, and a signal from a controlling apparatus of a refrigerating apparatus body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Tsunehisa Yumoto, Kenzo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7101162
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycling device is provided, wherein a compressor comprises an electric motor element, a first and a second rotary compression elements in a sealed container. The first and the second rotary compression elements are driven by the electric motor element. The refrigerant compressed and discharged by the first rotary compression element is compressed by absorbing into the second rotary compression element, and is discharged to the gas cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Matsumoto, Kazuya Sato, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Masaji Yamanaka, Haruhisa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7086244
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a refrigerant cycle apparatus which can reduce a production cost while hastening equalization of pressure in a refrigerant circuit after a compressor is stopped, the apparatus comprises a bypass circuit which causes an intermediate-pressure area to communicate with a low-pressure side of a refrigerant circuit, a valve device provided to this bypass circuit and a control device which controls opening/closing of this valve device, and the control device constantly closes the valve device but opens it in order to release a flow path of the bypass circuit concurrently with the stop of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Yamasaki, Kenzo Matsumoto, Shigeya Ishigaki, Masaji Yamanaka, Kentaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7076968
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycling device is provided, wherein a compressor comprises an electric motor element, a first and a second rotary compression elements in a sealed container. The first and the second rotary compression elements are driven by the electric motor element. The refrigerant compressed and discharged by the first rotary compression element is compressed by absorbing into the second rotary compression element, and is discharged to the gas cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Matsumoto, Kazuya Sato, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Kazuaki Fujiwara, Masaji Yamanaka, Haruhisa Yamasaki