Patents by Inventor Shinichi INAO

Shinichi INAO 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: 20220186965
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes an air conditioning apparatus, and a controller. The air conditioning apparatus performs air conditioning of an air-conditioning target space. The controller is connectable to a plurality of types of thermostats. The controller performs communication with the thermostat connected thereto. The controller performs a performance determination process for the refrigeration cycle apparatus. The controller performs different performance determination processes according to whether a first type of thermostat is connected thereto unit or whether a second type of thermostat is connected thereto. Alternatively, the air conditioning apparatus changes a method for using information received by the controller from the thermostat according to whether being in a determination processing time over which the performance determination process is performed or in a non-determination processing time over which the performance determination process is not performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shizuka SADAI, Akihiro INAO, Shuji FUJIMOTO, Shinichi KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220178569
    Abstract: An apparatus evaluation system includes a first evaluation unit that evaluates a first air conditioning apparatus, and a first air conditioning control unit that controls a second air conditioning apparatus. The first evaluation unit performs a first evaluation process to evaluate the first air conditioning apparatus based on a first evaluation index obtained in a first operation performed as a first evaluation operation at a time of installation, and a second evaluation process to evaluate the first air conditioning apparatus based on the first evaluation index obtained in a second operation performed as the first evaluation operation after the first evaluation process. The control unit operates the second air conditioning apparatus before at least one of the first and second operations of the first air conditioning apparatus is performed, and/or while at least one of the first and second operations of the first air conditioning apparatus is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Shuji FUJIMOTO, Akihiro INAO, Shizuka SADAI, Shinichi KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220170679
    Abstract: A performance degradation diagnosis system includes a determining unit, and control unit. A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit having a compressor, heat-source-side heat exchanger, and use-side heat exchanger. The determining unit determines, based on an index indicating an operation state of the refrigeration cycle apparatus, performance degradation of the refrigeration cycle apparatus with respect to each of a plurality of performance degradation factors. In a case in which the determining unit determines performance degradation, the control unit grasps an operation condition of the refrigeration cycle apparatus which is operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Shuji FUJIMOTO, Akihiro INAO, Shizuka SADAI, Shinichi KASAHARA, Takeshi HIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10395802
    Abstract: A wire harness manufacturing method includes a conduction path inserting step of inserting one or a plurality of conduction paths from one end of a resin-made tubular exterior member to the other end thereof, and an exterior member working step of performing post-working on one or a plurality of parts of the exterior member, after the conduction path inserting step. The exterior member working step includes forming a convex-shaped part when viewed from an inner surface side of the exterior member by performing the post-working using heat on an outer surface side of the exterior member. The convex-shaped part is a vibration suppressing part to reduce a play rate of the conduction path in the exterior member and suppress a vibration of the conduction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Kenta Yanazawa
  • Patent number: 10315591
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an exterior member having a tube shape. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part formed in a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part. The straight tube part is formed continuously with the flexible tube part so as to arrange the conductive path straight and has a non-bellows tube shape. A continuous portion between the flexible tube part and the straight tube part includes a tapered portion formed in a whole peripheral direction of the exterior member so as to reduce stress concentration in the continuous portion. An inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of the tapered portion include slopes connecting a top of a bellows projection of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part, or connecting a groove bottom of a bellows recess of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Nagashima, Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Kenta Yanazawa, Masahisa Sugimoto, Yoshiyuki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10286857
    Abstract: An outer cover is made of resin, and includes a flexible tube portion having flexibility and a straight tube portion to be arranged in a straight manner. At least one of the flexible tube portion and the straight tube portion has differently shaped sections contiguously formed along a tube axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Masahisa Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10242768
    Abstract: A wire harness exterior member includes a flexible tube portion, an inflexible tube portion, and a post-attached part attached to a boundary between the flexible tube portion and the inflexible tube portion. The post-attached part is attached such that at least a portion of an attaching surface of a rigid attaching portion overlaps the flexible tube portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10166937
    Abstract: An exterior member includes a tubular body which allows one or more conductive paths to be stored and protected therein. The tubular body has no slit. The tubular body includes a plurality of protruding portions formed in an inner surface of the tubular body. Each of the plurality of protruding portions includes an R part having a substantially circular arc shape extending along a circumferential direction of an inner surface of the tubular body. Each of the plurality of protruding portions has a substantially U-shaped or V-shaped smooth surface in a cross-section cut along a tube axis of the tubular body. The plurality of protruding portions are disposed at positions on a helix around the tube axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10103529
    Abstract: A wire harness, comprising a tube-shaped exterior member and one or multiple conductive paths to be inserted into and protected by the exterior member. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part having a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part not having the flexible bellows tube shape. The one or multiple conductive paths are straightly wired into the straight tube part and the straight tube part is continuous with the flexible tube part. A continuous portion of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part includes multiple reinforcement shape portions which are capable of withstanding stress concentration in the continuous portion and are arranged in a tube outer peripheral direction of the exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Nagashima, Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10081316
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path and an exterior member with a tubular shape which covers the conductive path. The exterior member includes a straight tubular portion in which a pair of one wall and the other wall are formed, and the straight tubular portion includes a concave portion in at least the one wall, with the concave portion being positioned close to the conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10030794
    Abstract: A corrugated tube includes: a tubular body including outer-face bellows recess sections outer-face bellows protruding sections in a circumferential direction as viewed from an outside, wherein the outer-face bellows recess section and the outer-face bellows protruding section are alternately arranged continuously in an axial direction of the tubular body. Deep groove sections are formed in some of the outer-face bellows recess sections. The deep groove section has: a shape being recessed partially in a predetermined range in the circumferential direction; a shape protruding toward an inner side of the tubular body; and a shape having a pair of tapered sections as viewed from the axial direction of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hidehiko Kuboshima, Hideomi Adachi, Kenta Yanazawa, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9994170
    Abstract: An exterior member end cap, to be attached to an end portion of a tubular shaped exterior member from which at least one conductive path is withdrawn, is provided. The exterior member end cap includes a cap main body and a first sealing member. The cap main body is inserted into the exterior member from the end portion so as to be disposed on an outside of the conductive path. The first sealing member has a elasticity, is disposed on an outside of the cap main body in close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the cap main body, is close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the exterior member, and has a continuous bubble structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Yanazawa, Takatatsu Yamamoto, Toshihiro Nagashima, Hideomi Adachi, Shinichi Inao, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9972418
    Abstract: An exterior member has an exterior member body having a base color, and an identification mark having an identification color different from the base color. The identification mark includes at least one of a plurality of line marks provided parallel to each other, and a line mark provided continuously and spirally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9947439
    Abstract: A wire harness includes at least one conductive path, and an exterior member that accommodates and protects the conductive path. The exterior member is a molded resin component made of a resin material which has a black color or a dark color close to the black color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9868407
    Abstract: A wire harness has at least one electrically conducting path and an exterior member accommodating the electrically conducting path to protect the electrically conducting path. The exterior member has a heat reflecting portion provided at at least a portion of an outer surface of the exterior member to reflect external heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9862337
    Abstract: A tubular outer member which houses and protects a conductive path, the tubular outer member includes a fixing member mounting portion in which a conductive path fixing member is to be mounted so as to fix the conductive path. The fixing member mounting portion includes a guide groove configured to guide a conductive path winding portion of the conductive path fixing member extending like a line or a belt, and a pair of lead-in/out portions. The conductive path winding portion is to be inserted to and pulled out from the pair of lead-in/out portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi
  • Publication number: 20170358911
    Abstract: A wire harness, comprising a tube-shaped exterior member and one or multiple conductive paths to be inserted into and protected by the exterior member. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part having a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part not having the flexible bellows tube shape. The one or multiple conductive paths are straightly wired into the straight tube part and the straight tube part is continuous with the flexible tube part. A continuous portion of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part includes multiple reinforcement shape portions which are capable of withstanding stress concentration in the continuous portion and are arranged in a tube outer peripheral direction of the exterior member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Shinichi INAO, Hideomi ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20170355328
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an exterior member having a tube shape. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part formed in a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part. The straight tube part is formed continuously with the flexible tube part so as to arrange the conductive path straight and has a non-bellows tube shape. A continuous portion between the flexible tube part and the straight tube part includes a tapered portion formed in a whole peripheral direction of the exterior member so as to reduce stress concentration in the continuous portion. An inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of the tapered portion include slopes connecting a top of a bellows projection of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part, or connecting a groove bottom of a bellows recess of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Shinichi INAO, Hideomi ADACHI, Kenta YANAZAWA, Masahisa SUGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 9840211
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an electrical pathway and a pipe like exterior member that covers the electrical pathway. The exterior member includes a low rigidity portion which is flexible and a high rigidity portion which is unflexible and has a rigidity higher than the low rigidity portion, and the low rigidity portion and the high rigidity portion are successively arranged in an extending direction of the electrical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogue, Hideomi Adachi, Shinichi Inao, Tatsuya Oga, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masaaki Suguro
  • Publication number: 20170349122
    Abstract: An exterior member end cap, to be attached to an end portion of a tubular shaped exterior member from which at least one conductive path is withdrawn, is provided. The exterior member end cap includes a cap main body and a first sealing member. The cap main body is inserted into the exterior member from the end portion so as to be disposed on an outside of the conductive path. The first sealing member has a elasticity, is disposed on an outside of the cap main body in close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the cap main body, is close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the exterior member, and has a continuous bubble structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta YANAZAWA, Takatatsu YAMAMOTO, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Hideomi ADACHI, Shinichi INAO, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA