Patents by Inventor Osamu Tsubouchi

Osamu Tsubouchi 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: 20210215407
    Abstract: An in-vehicle absorption heat pump device includes: a regenerator including a gas-liquid separation unit that separates a diluted absorbent containing a refrigerant into the refrigerant and a concentrated absorbent separated from the diluted absorbent; a condenser that condenses a refrigerant vapor separated from the diluted absorbent in the gas-liquid separation unit; an evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant condensed in the condenser; an absorber that causes the refrigerant evaporated by the evaporator to be absorbed into the concentrated absorbent separated from the diluted absorbent in the gas-liquid separation unit; and a storage tank that stores both the diluted absorbent discharged from the absorber and the refrigerant discharged from the evaporator. The storage tank is integrally provided below both the absorber and the evaporator, and communicates with both the absorber and the evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu TSUBOUCHI, Taketsugu TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10857855
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump device includes a heat exchange unit through which a heat exchange fluid flows, a rotor that includes a hollow rotary shaft member including a first internal flow path and discharges a solution in the first internal flow path by a centrifugal force, and an application member that moves with rotation of the rotor to apply the solution, which flows through the first internal flow path and is discharged, along a heat transfer surface of the heat exchange unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akifumi Tomita, Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10619893
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump device capable of suppressing a reduction in performance as the absorption heat pump device resulting from improper control of the concentration of an absorbing liquid due to the inclination, shaking, etc. of a vehicle body at the time of mounting the absorption heat pump device on a vehicle is provided. An absorption heat pump device in which an absorbing liquid absorbs refrigerant vapor includes an evaporator that evaporates a refrigerant and an absorber in which the refrigerant vapor evaporated in the evaporator is absorbed by the absorbing liquid. The absorber includes a heat exchange section that removes absorption heat of the refrigerant vapor into the absorbing liquid and a membrane member, disposed so as to surround and cover the heat exchange section that the absorbing liquid contacts, through which the refrigerant vapor can pass but the absorbing liquid cannot pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Publication number: 20190210428
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump device includes a heat exchange unit through which a heat exchange fluid flows, a rotor that includes a hollow rotary shaft member including a first internal flow path and discharges a solution in the first internal flow path by a centrifugal force, and an application member that moves with rotation of the rotor to apply the solution, which flows through the first internal flow path and is discharged, along a heat transfer surface of the heat exchange unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akifumi TOMITA, Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180163999
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump device capable of suppressing a reduction in performance as the absorption heat pump device resulting from improper control of the concentration of an absorbing liquid due to the inclination, shaking, etc. of a vehicle body at the time of mounting the absorption heat pump device on a vehicle is provided. An absorption heat pump device in which an absorbing liquid absorbs refrigerant vapor includes an evaporator that evaporates a refrigerant and an absorber in which the refrigerant vapor evaporated in the evaporator is absorbed by the absorbing liquid. The absorber includes a heat exchange section that removes absorption heat of the refrigerant vapor into the absorbing liquid and a membrane member, disposed so as to surround and cover the heat exchange section that the absorbing liquid contacts, through which the refrigerant vapor can pass but the absorbing liquid cannot pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Patent number: 9869518
    Abstract: A chemical heat storage device includes a reaction vessel accommodating a heat storage material, a heat exchange flow path provided so that a heat-exchange fluid flows along an outer surface of the reaction vessel, and the chemical heat storage device being configured in such a manner that the reaction vessel is rotated and the heat storage material is agitated, by a flow force of the heat-exchange fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Ebata, Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 9841215
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump apparatus absorbing refrigerant vapor using absorption liquid includes a container having a liquid storage portion storing a solution made of absorption liquid or a refrigerant; a heat exchanger installed in the container, and through which a heat exchange fluid flows; a pumping member pumping the solution in the liquid storage portion upward using the rotation thereof; and a coating member rotating integrally with the pumping member, and provided so as to radially extend outward from the center of rotation of the pumping member, and coating an outer surface of the heat exchanger with the solution pumped upward, wherein while the solution pumped upward moves to the center of rotation due to the rotation of the pumping member, and then radially moves outward from the center of rotation, the outer surface of the heat exchanger is coated with the solution through the coating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 9689592
    Abstract: An in-vehicle absorption heat pump device comprises a regenerator; an in-vehicle heat source heating absorbent in the regenerator; a gas-liquid separator; a condenser condensing gas phase separated from the absorbent; an evaporator evaporating a condensate to form vapor; an absorber for bringing the relatively concentrated absorbent in liquid phase in contact with the gas phase to cause the absorbent to absorb the gas phase and be relatively diluted; an absorbent circulation source circulating the absorbent; a bypass passage connecting a liquid-phase storing portion of the gas-liquid separator and the regenerator while bypassing the absorber; and a bypass transfer source in the bypass passage returning the absorbent in the gas-liquid separator to the regenerator. To dilute absorbent in the absorber, a diluent passage allows the condenser and the absorber to communicate and the condensate in the condenser to be supplied to the absorber through the diluent passage by a dilution element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akifumi Tomita, Osamu Tsubouchi, Haruyuki Tsujihara
  • Patent number: 9625189
    Abstract: Provided is an absorption type heat pump device including: a battery, a battery case, a regenerator, a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber, and a controller, in which, in the cooling operation, heat exchange between the absorber and the outside of the absorber is performed, the refrigerant having a liquid phase is supplied to the battery case from the condenser, and the refrigerant having a gas phase which is obtained by evaporating the refrigerant having a liquid phase by the heat of the battery, is supplied to the absorber, and in the heating operation, heat exchange between the absorber and the battery case is performed, the refrigerant having a gas phase or a liquid phase is supplied to the absorber from the evaporator, and the absorbing solution with relatively high concentration which is accommodated in the regenerator is supplied to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Publication number: 20160169590
    Abstract: A chemical heat storage device includes a reaction vessel accommodating a heat storage material, a heat exchange flow path provided so that a heat-exchange fluid flows along an outer surface of the reaction vessel, and the chemical heat storage device being configured in such a manner that the reaction vessel is rotated and the heat storage material is agitated, by a flow force of the heat-exchange fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke EBATA, Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150168029
    Abstract: An absorption heat pump apparatus absorbing refrigerant vapor using absorption liquid includes a container having a liquid storage portion storing a solution made of absorption liquid or a refrigerant; a heat exchanger installed in the container, and through which a heat exchange fluid flows; a pumping member pumping the solution in the liquid storage portion upward using the rotation thereof; and a coating member rotating integrally with the pumping member, and provided so as to radially extend outward from the center of rotation of the pumping member, and coating an outer surface of the heat exchanger with the solution pumped upward, wherein while the solution pumped upward moves to the center of rotation due to the rotation of the pumping member, and then radially moves outward from the center of rotation, the outer surface of the heat exchanger is coated with the solution through the coating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Patent number: 8925906
    Abstract: Provided is a device for diluting a viscous substance which is advantageous in spreading a viscous substance to increase its area and allow efficient dilution of the viscous substance with a diluent. The device comprises a base body having a treatment chamber to be supplied with a viscous substance and a diluent for diluting the viscous substance; a surface element having a coating surface to be attached by the viscous substance supplied to the treatment chamber of the base body; and a movable member movable along the coating surface of the surface element and a coating element. The coating element is provided on the movable member and mechanically spreads the viscous substance attached to the coating surface of the surface element on the coating surface of the surface element in association with movement of the movable member to increase area of the viscous substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Publication number: 20140130530
    Abstract: An in-vehicle absorption heat pump device comprises a regenerator; an in-vehicle heat source heating absorbent in the regenerator; a gas-liquid separator; a condenser condensing gas phase separated from the absorbent; an evaporator evaporating a condensate to form vapor; an absorber for bringing the relatively concentrated absorbent in liquid phase in contact with the gas phase to cause the absorbent to absorb the gas phase and be relatively diluted; an absorbent circulation source circulating the absorbent; a bypass passage connecting a liquid-phase storing portion of the gas-liquid separator and the regenerator while bypassing the absorber; and a bypass transfer source in the bypass passage returning the absorbent in the gas-liquid separator to the regenerator. To dilute absorbent in the absorber, a diluent passage allows the condenser and the absorber to communicate and the condensate in the condenser to be supplied to the absorber through the diluent passage by a dilution element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akifumi Tomita, Osamu Tsubouchi, Haruyuki Tsujihara
  • Publication number: 20130319028
    Abstract: Provided is an absorption type heat pump device including: a battery, a battery case, a regenerator, a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber, and a controller, in which, in the cooling operation, heat exchange between the absorber and the outside of the absorber is performed, the refrigerant having a liquid phase is supplied to the battery case from the condenser, and the refrigerant having a gas phase which is obtained by evaporating the refrigerant having a liquid phase by the heat of the battery, is supplied to the absorber, and in the heating operation, heat exchange between the absorber and the battery case is performed, the refrigerant having a gas phase or a liquid phase is supplied to the absorber from the evaporator, and the absorbing solution with relatively high concentration which is accommodated in the regenerator is supplied to the absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130319027
    Abstract: Provided is a composite absorption type heat pump device, including an exhaust gas flow path unit, a regenerator, a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber, and a cooler, in which the regeneration unit includes an exhaust heat recovery unit which includes an exchange unit which is communicated with the exhaust gas flow path unit and to which the exhaust gas flows in, and a mixed solution flow path unit which is thermally connected to the exchange unit and through which the mixed solution flows, and heats the mixed solution by performing heat exchange of the exhaust gas and the mixed solution and condenses vapor contained in the exhaust gas to obtain a condensed water, and a cooling unit which evaporates the condensed water obtained in the exhaust heat recovery unit, in the cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu TSUBOUCHI
  • Patent number: 8506156
    Abstract: Provided is a device for diluting a viscous substance which is advantages in increasing frequency of contact between the viscous substance and a diluent in order to finely fragment the viscous substance, even when the viscous substance has a high viscosity, and efficiently dilute the viscous substance with the diluent. The device comprises a viscous substance supply portion 27 for supplying the viscous substance to the dilution chamber 20, a rotor 3 rotatably provided in the dilution chamber 20 and finely fragmenting the viscous substance supplied to the dilution chamber 20 by rotation to form a number of small fragments 92 of the viscous substance, and a diluent supply portion 28 for supplying a diluent such as water vapor to the dilution chamber 20 so that the diluent is contacted with the small fragments 92 formed by rotation of the rotor 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Tsubouchi, Fumio Takemura
  • Publication number: 20130062794
    Abstract: Provided is a device for diluting a viscous substance which is advantageous in spreading a viscous substance to increase its area and allow efficient dilution of the viscous substance with a diluent. The device comprises a base body having a treatment chamber to be supplied with a viscous substance and a diluent for diluting the viscous substance; a surface element having a coating surface to be attached by the viscous substance supplied to the treatment chamber of the base body; and a movable member movable along the coating surface of the surface element and a coating element. The coating element is provided on the movable member and mechanically spreads the viscous substance attached to the coating surface of the surface element on the coating surface of the surface element in association with movement of the movable member to increase area of the viscous substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Tsubouchi
  • Publication number: 20120138276
    Abstract: Provided is a device for diluting a viscous substance which is advantages in increasing frequency of contact between the viscous substance and a diluent in order to finely fragment the viscous substance, even when the viscous substance has a high viscosity, and efficiently dilute the viscous substance with the diluent. The device comprises a viscous substance supply portion 27 for supplying the viscous substance to the dilution chamber 20, a rotor 3 rotatably provided in the dilution chamber 20 and finely fragmenting the viscous substance supplied to the dilution chamber 20 by rotation to form a number of small fragments 92 of the viscous substance, and a diluent supply portion 28 for supplying a diluent such as water vapor to the dilution chamber 20 so that the diluent is contacted with the small fragments 92 formed by rotation of the rotor 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Tsubouchi, Fumio Takemura
  • Patent number: 6494169
    Abstract: An evaporator which is small, light and whose activating time is short. The evaporator has an atomizer for atomizing a fluid being supplied into a conduit for the fluid to be heated in a plate type heat exchanger. To produce the evaporator, a metal plate is bent in a U shape, a heat exchanger module unit is produced by connecting a flow blocking member to one end of the U-shaped plate; a first interval maintaining member is attached to an outside surface of each of the plates; a second interval maintaining member is attached to an outside surface of each of the plates; and a plurality of said heat exchanger modules is arranged in a piled parallel relationship, with the first and second interval maintaining members maintaining a predetermined interval between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Tsubouchi, Hiroshi Sugiura, Takashi Amano
  • Patent number: 6071113
    Abstract: An efficient, high output, compact catalytic combustor that is low in combustion cost includes a combustion member having a front surface portion and a rear surface portion. The air-fuel mixture passing from the rear surface portion toward the front surface portion is combusted on the front surface portion. The combustion member is made of a material higher in thermal conductivity than alumina and includes a flame-holding unit for geometrically holding the flames formed on the surface of the combustion member. A catalyst oxide is carried on at least the front surface portion of the combustion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Tsubouchi, Masayasu Andou, Susumu Yamaguchi