Patents by Inventor Masato Fukushima

Masato Fukushima 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: 20200148930
    Abstract: To provide an azeotrope-like composition which provides a working fluid for heat cycle with a small composition change, with a small temperature glide and with excellent cycle performance, and a working fluid for heat cycle employing the azeotrope-like composition, and a heat cycle system. An azeotropic or azeotrope-like composition consisting of 1-chloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and (E)-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, and a working fluid for heat cycle comprising it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200150648
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control apparatus configured to be communicably connected to an external apparatus. The vehicle control apparatus includes: a communication control unit configured to control data transmission to and reception from the external apparatus; a data management unit configured to manage object data; one or more functional components configured to perform a predetermined calculation by using object data acquired from the data management unit or the communication control unit, and to output output object data acquired by the predetermined calculation to the data management unit; and a storage unit configured to store setting information in which information on a writing destination of the output object data is stored for each of the functional components and to store object data. The data management unit is configured to control the writing destination of the output object data based on the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki HORITA, Yuji FUKUSHIMA, Fumio NARISAWA, Masato HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10604689
    Abstract: To provide a working medium for heat cycle, of which combustibility is suppressed, which has less influence over the ozone layer, which has less influence over global warming and which provides a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (efficiency and capacity), and a heat cycle system, of which the safety is secured, and which is excellent in the cycle performance (efficiency and capacity). A working medium for heat cycle comprising 1-chloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is employed for a heat cycle system (such as a Rankine cycle system, a heat pump cycle system, a refrigerating cycle system 10 or a heat transport system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20200079986
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane. A proportion of the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane based on the entire amount of the working fluid is higher than 90 mass % and at most 100 mass %. Based on the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane, the proportion of trifluoroethylene is at least 10 mass % and less than 70 mass %, the proportion of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is at most 50 mass %, and the proportion of difluoromethane is higher than 30 mass % and at most 75 mass %. The working fluid can replace R410A and has a low global warming potential and high durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20200079985
    Abstract: To provide a fluid composition and a refrigerant composition having flammability suppressed; and an air conditioner in which restrictions in order to inhibit combustion of the refrigerant composition are reduced and it is thereby possible to omit or simplify measures for inhibiting combustion of the refrigerant composition. The fluid composition is either a composition (I) comprising at least one component (A) selected from the group consisting of alkanes, halogenated alkanes and alkenes and at least one component (B) selected from halogenated alkenes, or a composition (II) (excluding the composition (I)) comprising two or more ingredients (B) selected from halogenated alkenes. The fluid composition has a combustion inhibiting effect as defined by ?100×{(measured maximum burning velocity)?(estimated maximum burning velocity)}/(estimated maximum burning velocity), of at least 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: AGC Inc., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hidekazu OKAMOTO, Hiroki HAYAMIZU, Katsuya UENO, Hirokazu TAKAGI, Masato FUKUSHIMA, Kenji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200048520
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid has a low global warming potential and can replace R410A. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and optionally a hydrofluoroolefin other than trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. The total proportion of trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene based on the entire amount of the working fluid is from 70 to 100 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200040242
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a heat cycle system, which comprises a working fluid for heat cycle which has a low global warming potential and high stability, and which can replace R410A, and a heat cycle system employing the composition. A composition for a heat cycle system, which comprises a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene, and a stabilizer for preventing deterioration of the working fluid for heat cycle, such as an oxidation resistance-improving agent, a heat resistance-improving agent or a metal deactivator, and a heat cycle system employing the composition for a heat cycle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masato FUKUSHIMA, Hiroaki MITSUOKA, Mai TASAKA
  • Publication number: 20200010777
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a heat cycle system with which a HCFO or a CFO can more stably lubricate, and a heat cycle system employing the composition. A composition for a heat cycle system comprising a working fluid for heat cycle containing at least one compound selected from predetermined HCFO and CFO, and a mixed refrigeration oil obtained by mixing a naphthenic mineral oil and other predetermined refrigeration oil, wherein the mixed refrigeration oil has a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 300 mm2/s or lower, a mixed composition 1 of the working fluid for heat cycle and the mixed refrigeration oil at a concentration of the working fluid for heat cycle of 10 mass % has a viscosity at 60° C. of 10 mPas or higher, and a mixed composition 2 of the working fluid for a heat cycle system and the mixed refrigeration oil at a concentration of the mixed refrigeration oil of 5 mass % has a two phase separation temperature of 0° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: AGC Inc., Japan Sun Oil Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Rei Saito
  • Publication number: 20200002254
    Abstract: To provide a method for stably storing tetrafluoropropene filled in a container for e.g. storage or transportation, without occurrence of reaction such as polymerization. A method for storing tetrafluoropropene in a gaseous-liquid state composed of a gas phase and a liquid phase in a closed container, wherein the oxygen concentration (content) in the above gas phase is adjusted to at least 3 vol ppm and less than 3,000 vol ppm at a temperature of 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Masato FUKUSHIMA, Masaaki Tsuzaki, Maki Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 10519355
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane. A proportion of the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane based on the entire amount of the working fluid is higher than 90 mass % and at most 100 mass %. Based on the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane, the proportion of trifluoroethylene is at least 10 mass % and less than 70 mass %, the proportion of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is at most 50 mass %, and the proportion of difluoromethane is higher than 30 mass % and at most 75 mass %. The working fluid can replace R410A and has a low global warming potential and high durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10501667
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a heat cycle system, which comprises a working fluid for heat cycle which has a low global warming potential and high stability, and which can replace R410A, and a heat cycle system employing the composition. A composition for a heat cycle system, which comprises a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene, and a stabilizer for preventing deterioration of the working fluid for heat cycle, such as an oxidation resistance-improving agent, a heat resistance-improving agent or a metal deactivator, and a heat cycle system employing the composition for a heat cycle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Mai Tasaka
  • Patent number: 10472551
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid has a low global warming potential and can replace R410A. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. The total proportion of trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene based on the entire amount of the working fluid is from 70 to 100 mass %. The proportion of trifluoroethylene based on the total amount of trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is from 35 to 95 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190330507
    Abstract: To provide a working medium for heat cycle which has less influence over the ozone layer, which has less influence over global warming and which provides a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity), and a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity). A working medium for heat cycle comprising 1,2-difluoroethylene is employed for a heat cycle system (such as a Rankine cycle system, a heat pump cycle system, a refrigerating cycle system 10 or a heat transport system).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190322916
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a heat cycle system having favorable lubricating properties and comprising a working fluid for heat cycle which has a low global warming potential and which can replace R410A and a heat cycle system employing the composition. A composition for a heat cycle system comprising a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene, and a refrigerant oil (for example, an ester refrigerant oil, an ether refrigerant oil, a polyglycol refrigerant oil or a hydrocarbon refrigerant oil), and a heat cycle system employing the composition for a heat cycle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Mai Tasaka
  • Publication number: 20190316016
    Abstract: A composition for a heat cycle system and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The composition has favorable lubricating properties and contains a working fluid for heat cycle and a refrigerant oil. The working fluid has a low global warming potential and can replace R410A. The working fluid contains an unsaturated fluorinated hydrocarbon compound having a specific structure. The refrigerant oil has a breakdown voltage of at least 25 kV, a hydroxyl value of at most 0.1 mgKOH/g, and a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of from 5 to 200 mm2/s and a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of from 2 to 30 mm2/s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masato FUKUSHIMA, Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Mai Tasaka, Daisuke Shirakawa, Hirokazu Takagi, Takeaki Arai
  • Patent number: 10442745
    Abstract: To provide a method for stably storing tetrafluoropropene filled in a container for e.g. storage or transportation, without occurrence of reaction such as polymerization. A method for storing tetrafluoropropene in a gaseous-liquid state composed of a gas phase and a liquid phase in a closed container, wherein the oxygen concentration (content) in the above gas phase is adjusted to at least 3 vol ppm and less than 3,000 vol ppm at a temperature of 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Masaaki Tsuzaki, Maki Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 10418876
    Abstract: A compressor includes a sealed container, a compression part provided in an upper part of the inside of the sealed container and configured to compress a working medium, an oil reservoir part provided in a bottom part of the inside of the sealed container and configured to reserve a lubricating oil therein, an electric drive part provided between the compression part and the oil reservoir part inside the sealed container and configured to drive the compression part, and a power source terminal provided to pass through a wall surface of the sealed container in a region of the oil reservoir part. The power source terminal is connectable to an external power source outside the sealed container and electrically connected to the electric drive part via a lead wire in the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hayamizu, Masato Fukushima, Hirokazu Takagi, Tetsuo Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10392546
    Abstract: A composition for a heat cycle system and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The composition has favorable lubricating properties and contains a working fluid for heat cycle and a refrigerant oil. The working fluid has a low global warming potential and can replace R410A. The working fluid contains an unsaturated fluorinated hydrocarbon compound having a specific structure. The refrigerant oil has a breakdown voltage of at least 25 kV, a hydroxyl value of at most 0.1 mgKOH/g, and a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of from 5 to 200 mm2/s and a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of from 2 to 30 mm2/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Mai Tasaka, Daisuke Shirakawa, Hirokazu Takagi, Takeaki Arai
  • Patent number: 10392544
    Abstract: To provide a working medium for heat cycle which has less influence over the ozone layer, which has less influence over global warming and which provides a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity), and a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity). A working medium for heat cycle comprising 1,2-difluoroethylene is employed for a heat cycle system (such as a Rankine cycle system, a heat pump cycle system, a refrigerating cycle system 10 or a heat transport system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10377934
    Abstract: There are provided an air-conditioner working fluid for electric vehicle providing sufficient cycle performance in practical use in an electric vehicle, in particular, sufficient cycle performance also in the heating time, while suppressing influence on global warming, and usable without greatly changing an air-conditioner device for a conventional working fluid, for example, HFC-134a or HFO-1234yf, and an air-conditioner working fluid composition for electric vehicle containing the same. The air-conditioner working fluid for electric vehicle contains trifluoroethylene, difluoromethane and 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, wherein a percentage of a total amount of trifluoroethylene, difluoromethane and 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene with respect to a total amount of the working fluid is more than 90 mass % and 100 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: AGC Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Fukushima, Satoshi Kawaguchi, Katsuya Ueno, Shin Nishida