Patents by Inventor Masaki Chiba

Masaki Chiba 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: 20240114587
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) includes transmission and reception circuitry, and a controller, wherein while one or more Tsor-cm timers are running, and upon receiving a new Steering of roaming connected mode control information (SOR-CMCI), the controller sets a Tsor-cm timer value for an associated PDU session or service to a timer value in the new SOR-CMCI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: YOKO KUGE, YASUO SUGAWARA, YUDAI KAWASAKI, SHUICHIRO CHIBA, Masaki IZUMI, MASAFUMI ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240098841
    Abstract: In a case that user equipment (UE) that has established a communication path for direct C2 communication receives, from a network, a PDU session release command message for revoking authentication and/or authorization of the communication path for the direct C2 communication or a PDU session modification command message, the UE can indicate an appropriate cause value in the procedure of releasing the communication path for the direct C2 communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: SHUICHIRO CHIBA, YASUO SUGAWARA, YOKO KUGE, Masaki IZUMI
  • Patent number: 11821667
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a heat receiver that evaporates a low pressure heat transfer medium. The apparatus includes a compressor that compresses the evaporated heat transfer medium in a gas phase state, and a condenser that condenses the compressed heat transfer medium. The apparatus includes a receiver tank that receives and stores at least one of the heat transfer medium from any place in a flow path of the medium in the gas phase state that returns the medium to the heat receiver and the condensed medium in a liquid phase state. The apparatus includes an air storage tank that air separated from the heat transfer medium. The apparatus includes a liquid level controller that controls a liquid level in the receiver tank such that the heat transfer medium is stored in the receiver tank at a predetermined liquid level height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Miyamoto, Minoru Yoshikawa, Masaki Chiba
  • Patent number: 11825630
    Abstract: A cooling system includes: a local cooler that is positioned near a heat source and evaporates a liquid-phase refrigerant by receiving heat from the heat source; a turbo compressor that compresses a gas-phase refrigerant that absorbed the heat in the local cooler; an outdoor unit that condenses the gas-phase refrigerant supplied from the turbo compressor by heat dissipation; and an expansion valve that depressurizes the refrigerant supplied from the outdoor unit and sends the refrigerant to the local cooler. The refrigerant is a low-pressure refrigerant having a condensing pressure lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Natsumeda, Minoru Yoshikawa, Masaki Chiba
  • Patent number: 11774115
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes: a turbo compressor that compresses a heat medium; a heat exchanger that exchanges heat of the heat medium supplied from the turbo compressor with an atmosphere; and a supply flow path and a discharge flow path that connect the turbo compressor and the heat exchanger. At least one of the supply flow path and the discharge flow path includes piping, and the piping includes a gas barrier layer that covers a surface of a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Chiba, Kunihiko Ishihara, Minoru Yoshikawa, Junichi Miyamoto, Yoshinori Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20230309273
    Abstract: The present disclosure can provide a system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium capable of generating a uniform airflow at a heat exchanger surface. A system includes: a cooling unit body (11, 21) having an airflow inlet (18, 28) and an airflow outlet (15, 25); a heat exchanger (12, 22) provided inside the cooling unit body; and a plurality of fans (16, 17, 26, 27) provided at the airflow inlet. The system may include air velocity sensors (265, 275) provided at the heat exchanger (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nirmal Singh RAJPUT, Masaki Chiba, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Junichi Miyamoto, Minoru Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20230221084
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a structure in which a heat exchanger main body through which coolant flows is obliquely installed in a box-shaped enclosure, the heat exchanger main body is constituted by a header pipe and a plurality of heat transfer pipes connected to the header pipe and disposed at predetermined intervals along a surface of a part of the header pipe, the header pipe has an area adjacent to an inner surface of the enclosure, and a seal section is provided between the inner surface of the enclosure and the area of the header pipe adjacent to the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TODOROKI, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Masaki CHIBA
  • Publication number: 20230213253
    Abstract: A cooling device using a refrigeration cycle in which a refrigerant is circulated through a heat receiver, a compressor, a heat radiator, and an expansion valve includes: a gas-liquid separator configured to perform gas-liquid separation on the refrigerant supplied from the expansion valve; a pump configured to send a liquid phase refrigerant separated by the gas-liquid separator to the heat receiver; and a control unit configured to control opening and closing of a refrigerant flow path of the refrigeration cycle, and an operation and stop of the compressor and the pump, wherein the control unit starts the operation of the pump on condition that a net positive suction head of the pump has reached a predetermined value or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi OHTSUKA, Koichi Todoroki, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Masaki Chiba, Mahiro Hachiya, Minoru Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11683912
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a duct that guides air that has absorbed heat generated inside a cooling target and has been discharged, to the cooling target; a cooler that is provided in the duct and cools the air flowing inside the duct; and an adjusting mechanism that is located on a downstream side of the cooler, adjusts an amount of the air discharged from the duct into a room where the cooling target is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Koichi Todoroki, Nirmal Singh Rajput, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Masaki Chiba, Minoru Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11614288
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a structure in which a heat exchanger main body through which coolant flows is obliquely installed in a box-shaped enclosure, the heat exchanger main body is constituted by a header pipe and a plurality of heat transfer pipes connected to the header pipe and disposed at predetermined intervals along a surface of a part of the header pipe, the header pipe has an area adjacent to an inner surface of the enclosure, and a seal section is provided between the inner surface of the enclosure and the area of the header pipe adjacent to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Todoroki, Minoru Yoshikawa, Masaki Chiba
  • Patent number: 11609035
    Abstract: In a phase-change cooling apparatus including an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, a configuration to prevent dew condensation in the indoor unit causes the cooling performance to decrease; therefore, a refrigerant circulating apparatus according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes refrigerant-liquid thermal equilibrium means for mixing a first refrigerant liquid with a second refrigerant liquid and sending a reflux refrigerant liquid composed of the first refrigerant liquid and the second refrigerant liquid, the first refrigerant liquid being a liquid-phase refrigerant included in a gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant flowing in from heat receiving means, the second refrigerant liquid arising due to the gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant cooled by heat radiating means; a refrigerant passage configured for the gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant and the reflux refrigerant liquid to circulate between the heat receiving means and the refrigerant-liquid thermal equilibrium means; refrigerant-liquid r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Yoshikawa, Hisato Sakuma, Masaki Chiba
  • Publication number: 20220377944
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attachment for a server rack cooling system having at least one heat exchange condenser, the attachment includes: a pipe extension configured to connect to a portion of the server rack cooling system at which air and refrigerant are able to be transferred into the attachment from the at least one heat exchange condenser; a valve on the pipe extension configured to allow exhaust to the outside through the pipe extension at an open position and to block exhaust to the outside at a closed position; and an sensor disposed at a position inside of the pipe extension between the at least one heat exchange condenser and the valve and configured to provide a detection signal determined by a presence of fluid at the position of the sensor; wherein, the valve is opened and closed based on the detection signal from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nirmal Singh RAJPUT, Masaki CHIBA, Mahiro HACHIYA, Takafumi NATSUMEDA, Yoshinori MIYAMOTO, Minoru YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220341669
    Abstract: A heat-radiation apparatus includes a housing and a plurality of heat-radiation modules which are aligned in a vertically-slanted manner with a predetermined inclination angle to a vertical line in the housing. A plurality of heat-radiation modules includes a plurality of heat exchangers which is aligned together in parallel and equipped with a plurality of fans to parallelize axial lines thereof with each other. In a manufacturing method of the heat-radiation apparatus, the number of heat-radiation modules is adjusted according to a radiation amount which is determined in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mahiro HACHIYA, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Masaki CHIBA
  • Patent number: 11465503
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interior structure (1, 100, 200) for a vehicle, which comprises a vehicle interior structural component (12, 114, 216) arranged within a field-of-view of a driver, wherein at least one outline (12a, 114a, 216a) of the vehicle interior structural component is approximately coincident with an axis line (Ab, Af, Ad) oriented toward a vehicle interior of the vehicle, among a plurality of axis lines radially extending from a vanishing point (P) defined when the driver visually views forwardly while being seated in a driver seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seishi Nakamura, Tomonori Ohtsubo, Taro Oike, Masaki Chiba
  • Publication number: 20220279682
    Abstract: A cooling system includes: a local cooler that is positioned near a heat source and evaporates a liquid-phase refrigerant by receiving heat from the heat source; a turbo compressor that compresses a gas-phase refrigerant that absorbed the heat in the local cooler; an outdoor unit that condenses the gas-phase refrigerant supplied from the turbo compressor by heat dissipation; and an expansion valve that depressurizes the refrigerant supplied from the outdoor unit and sends the refrigerant to the local cooler. The refrigerant is a low-pressure refrigerant having a condensing pressure lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi NATSUMEDA, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Masaki CHIBA
  • Patent number: 11428442
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a first evaporation unit, a second evaporation unit, a first condensation unit, a second condensation unit, common piping, a compressor, an expansion valve, a first valve, and a second valve. The common piping combines liquid-phase refrigerant flowing from the first condensation unit and liquid-phase refrigerant flowing from the second condensation unit. The first valve adjusts the liquid-phase refrigerant amount flowing into the first evaporation unit. The second valve adjusts the liquid-phase refrigerant amount flowing into the second evaporation unit. In addition, the pressure inside the common pipe is greater than the respective pressures inside the first evaporation unit and the second evaporation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisato Sakuma, Koichi Todoroki, Masaki Chiba, Takafumi Natsumeda, Minoru Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20220192057
    Abstract: A local cooler includes: a housing formed into a box shape; a heat exchanger provided along a slope extending upward to a rear portion from a lower position located on the front side of the housing; a first intake/exhaust port provided on a front surface of the housing; a second intake/exhaust port provided on a bottom surface of the housing; third intake/exhaust ports provided at a plurality of locations among side surfaces, upper surface and rear surface of the housing; and a closing plate capable of selectively shielding these intake/exhaust ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TODOROKI, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Kunihiko ISHIHARA, Masaki CHIBA, Yoshinori MIYAMOTO, Takafumi NATSUMEDA, Nirmal Singh RAJPUT
  • Patent number: 11363744
    Abstract: When an enclosed space is formed, by at least one of surfaces forming an exterior shape of a shielding member and an intake or exhaust surface among surfaces forming an exterior shape of heat-generating housings, in such a way that a taken-in airflow and an exhausted airflow of the heat-generating housings installed in at least two rows can be separated or substantially separated, a cooling system includes: a duct formed to be able to separate or substantially separate a first airflow and a second airflow being intake/exhaust of a specific heat-generating housing among the heat-generating housings, and heat-generating housings other than the specific heat-generating housing, respectively; and a cooling enhancement unit enhancing cooling for the specific heat-generating housing by acting on the first airflow, thereby avoiding occurrence of a hot spot due to a high-heat-generating housing, in a system building an air-conditioning environment such as aisle capping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Yoshikawa, Hisato Sakuma, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Masaki Chiba
  • Publication number: 20220154988
    Abstract: A liquid separator including a cylindrical closed container in which a refrigerant is stored, a refrigerant inflow pipe that allows the refrigerant to flow into the closed container, and a refrigerant outflow pipe that allows the vapor-phase refrigerant in a space inside the closed container to flow out, in which the refrigerant inflow pipe and the refrigerant outflow pipe are each connected from the upper part of the closed container toward the inside thereof, and the closed container has a short cylindrical shape in which the height is smaller relative to the diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi NATSUMEDA, Masaki CHIBA, Koichi TODOROKI, Minoru YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220146167
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a heat receiver that evaporates a low pressure heat transfer medium; a compressor that compresses the evaporated heat transfer medium in a gas phase state, a condenser that condenses the compressed heat transfer medium, a receiver tank that receives and stores at least one of the heat transfer medium from any place in a flow path of the heat transfer medium in the gas phase state that returns the heat transfer medium to the heat receiver and the condensed heat transfer medium in a liquid phase state, an air storage tank that introduces and stores air separated from the heat transfer medium in the receiver tank, and a liquid level controller that controls a liquid level in the receiver tank such that the heat transfer medium in the liquid phase state is stored in the receiver tank at a predetermined liquid level height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori MIYAMOTO, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Masaki CHIBA