Patents by Inventor Masumi Handa

Masumi Handa 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: 8991203
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an electrostatic atomizing apparatus which is simply structured, is easy to assemble, is low in cost, has clogging resistance against foreign matter, can be used for a long time, and is highly reliable, or a home electrical appliance such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, etc. including the electrostatic atomizing apparatus. A discharge electrode formed of foam metal, whereto water that attaches to a surface is supplied by capillary action, a counter electrode provided so as to be opposed to the discharge electrode, and a water supply that is provided directly above the discharge electrode via a predetermined clearance, supplying water to the discharge electrode or the electrode holding part, are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Okabe, Katsumasa Sakamoto, Reiji Morioka, Masumi Handa, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20120017630
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an electrostatic atomizing apparatus which is simply structured, is easy to assemble, is low in cost, has clogging resistance against foreign matter, can be used for a long time, and is highly reliable, or a home electrical appliance such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, etc. including the electrostatic atomizing apparatus. A discharge electrode formed of foam metal, whereto water that attaches to a surface is supplied by capillary action, a counter electrode provided so as to be opposed to the discharge electrode, and a water supply means that is provided directly above the discharge electrode via a predetermined clearance, supplying water to the discharge electrode or the electrode holding part, are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Okabe, Katsumasa Sakamoto, Reiji Morioka, Masumi Handa, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20120017628
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an electrostatic atomizing apparatus which is simply structured, is easy to assemble, is low in cost, has clogging resistance against foreign matter, can be used for a long time, and is highly reliable, or a home electrical appliance such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, etc. including the electrostatic atomizing apparatus. A discharge electrode formed of foam metal, whereto water that attaches to a surface is supplied by capillary action, a counter electrode provided so as to be opposed to the discharge electrode, and a water supply means that is provided directly above the discharge electrode via a predetermined clearance, supplying water to the discharge electrode or the electrode holding part, are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto OKABE, Katsumasa Sakamoto, Reiji Morioka, Masumi Handa, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20100083687
    Abstract: The present invention is to realize supercooled freezing as a method of enhancing the quality of frozen food with a simple arrangement by a method other than quick freezing. Further, the present invention is to obtain a refrigerator and a frozen food preservation method capable of realizing high quality freezing by a simple arrangement. The refrigerator, which stores food making use of the cold air generated by a cooler 3, includes a supercooling case 81 for keeping the stored food in a supercooled state, in which the food is not frozen even at a temperature equal to or less than the freezing point of the food, for at least a predetermined period of time. The supercooling case 81 is composed of, for example, a lower case of two-stage type upper and lower cases disposed in a switching chamber 200 capable of being switched to a plurality of temperature zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masumi Handa, Toshie Hiraoka, Isamu Hirashiki, Kiyoshi Yagita, Mariko Matsumoto, Katsumasa Sakamoto, Go Maeda, Kaori Ono, Hisao Isaka