Patents by Inventor Shinichi Yatsuzuka

Shinichi Yatsuzuka 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: 20210119231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy management system capable of improving energy efficiency. The energy management system includes: a fuel cell configured to supply energy used in a facility; a first hydrogen supply unit configured to supply hydrogen to the fuel cell by causing a power generation apparatus that uses renewable energy to perform water electrolysis; a second hydrogen supply unit configured to supply hydrogen to the fuel cell by reforming natural gas supplied via a pipeline; and a control unit configured to determine a ratio between hydrogen supplied from the first hydrogen supply unit to the fuel cell and hydrogen supplied from the second hydrogen supply unit to the fuel cell. The control unit determines the ratio in accordance with a percentage of heat energy and energy other than the heat energy with respect to the energy used in the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei NAKAMUTA, Hideshi MIZUTANI, Keisuke KIKUCHI, Nobuyuki ORIHASHI, Tomio YAMANAKA, Atsushi NAKAJIMA, Shinichi YATSUZUKA, Masayuki SUZUKI, Hiroshi TOGE
  • Patent number: 9995512
    Abstract: A magnetic refrigeration system constructed in such a way that a refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a first refrigerant discharge part of one refrigerant port to a first refrigerant circulation circuit after a magnetic field is applied to a magnetic working material by a magnetic field applying and removing part and that the refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a second refrigerant discharge part of other refrigerant port to a second refrigerant circulation circuit after the magnetic field is removed from the magnetic working material by the magnetic field applying and removing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Katzutoshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9885500
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump system which arranges permanent magnets at the two sides of a magnetocalorific effect material to thereby strengthen the magnetic field to improve the cooling and heating ability, which magnetic heat pump system uses first and second magnets which move inside and outside of the containers in the state facing each other to change a magnitude of a magnetic field which is applied to a plurality of containers in which a magnetocalorific effect material is stored so as to change a temperature of a heat transport medium which is made to flow through the containers by a reciprocating pump, the intensity of the magnetic field which is applied to the magnetocalorific effect material in the containers being increased to enlarge the change of temperature of the heat transport medium which is discharged from the magnetic heat pump and improve the cooling and heating efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Takuya Fuse, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9546803
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump cycle has a first to a fourth steps, which are repeatedly carried out. In the first step, a movement of heat medium is stopped by a pressure valve and a pressure accumulating tank and a magnetic field is applied by a magnetic-field control unit to a magnetic working material. In the second step, the pressure valve is opened so that the heat medium flows in a working chamber from a second axial end to a first axial end, and the magnetic field is increased depending on a moving speed of the heat medium. In the third step, the movement of the heat medium is stopped and the magnetic field is decreased. In the fourth step, the heat medium is moved in a reversed direction and the magnetic field is decreased depending on the moving speed of the heat medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9534814
    Abstract: A magneto-caloric effect type heat pump apparatus includes a magneto-caloric element which generates heat when an external magnetic field is applied to and which absorbs heat when the external magnetic field is removed from; a magnetic field switcher which switches the applying and the removal of the external magnetic field from each other; a pump pumping a heat transport medium between a low-temperature end and a high-temperature end of the magneto-caloric element; and an auxiliary heat source device which supplies heat of a heating element to the magneto-caloric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9534815
    Abstract: In a magnetic heat pump system, in which heat transport medium is heated or cooled by magnetocaloric effect material accommodated in a magnetic heat pump device. A material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity, which is higher than that of the heat transport medium, or a material having a specific heat or a volume specific heat, which is higher than that of the heat transport medium, is mixed in the heat transport medium. A coefficient of thermal conductivity of the heat transport medium is thereby increased so as to increase heating and/or cooling performance of the magnetic heat pump system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9534816
    Abstract: A thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus includes: a magnetic element having a Curie temperature distribution in a distribution direction. A magnetic-field supplier supplies an external magnetic field to the magnetic element. A pump pumps heat transport medium to flow forward and backward in the distribution direction. The heat transport medium transports heat of the magnetic element. A shift device causes a position of a high temperature end and/or a low temperature end of the magnetic element to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Takuya Fuse
  • Publication number: 20160370037
    Abstract: A magnetic refrigeration system constructed in such a way that a refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a first refrigerant discharge part of one refrigerant port to a first refrigerant circulation circuit after a magnetic field is applied to a magnetic working material by a magnetic field applying and removing part and that the refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a second refrigerant discharge part of other refrigerant port to a second refrigerant circulation circuit after the magnetic field is removed from the magnetic working material by the magnetic field applying and removing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MORIMOTO, Naoki WATANABE, Shinichi YATSUZUKA, Katzutoshi NISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 9027339
    Abstract: A thermo-magnetic engine apparatus includes a magnetic element having a high temperature end to which hot energy is supplied and a low temperature end to which cold energy is supplied, a magnetic-field applier device, and a power source device. Curie temperature of the magnetic element is set between a temperature of the high temperature end and a temperature of the low temperature end. The power source device gains a magnetic power generated between the magnetic element and the magnetic-field applier device as kinetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9022099
    Abstract: A heat transport fluid passage device for a heat transport circuit has a wall defining a passage through which a heat transport fluid flows. The heat transport fluid contains a solvent made of water or an organic substance and fine particles dispersed in the solvent. A hydrophobic membrane is formed on a surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Rie Fukuta, Yoshimasa Hijikata, Yoshiyasu Yamada, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kenji Takigawa, Tetsuo Toyama
  • Patent number: 8875522
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump apparatus includes: a container defining a work chamber; a magnetic working element arranged in the work chamber; a magnetic-field applier that alternately applies a magnetic field to the magnetic working element and removes the magnetic field from the magnetic working element in a magnetic-field direction; and a transportation device that transports heat medium to reciprocate in a reciprocation direction. The magnetic-field direction and the reciprocation direction intersect with each other. The magnetic working element is one of a plurality of magnetic working elements. Each of the plurality of magnetic working elements has a column shape extending in the magnetic-field direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Shinichi Yatsuzuka
  • Patent number: 8707695
    Abstract: A heat engine includes a container in which a liquid piston made of a liquid operation fluid is sealed to flow therein, an exterior evaporator located outside of the container to generate vapor of the operation fluid, a suction portion arranged at one end side of the container to draw the vapor generated in the exterior evaporator into the container, an expansion portion in which the vapor drawn into the container is expanded to cause a displacement of the liquid piston, an output portion arranged at the other end side of the container to convert the displacement of the liquid piston to a mechanical energy, a liquid piston discharge portion for discharging a part of the liquid operation fluid as the liquid piston from the container, and a vapor discharge portion configured to discharge the vapor without being condensed in the container to outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Niiyama, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Kentarou Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20130327062
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump system which arranges permanent magnets at the two sides of a magnetocalorific effect material to thereby strengthen the magnetic field to improve the cooling and heating ability, which magnetic heat pump system uses first and second magnets which move inside and outside of the containers in the state facing each other to change a magnitude of a magnetic field which is applied to a plurality of containers in which a magnetocalorific effect material is stored so as to change a temperature of a heat transport medium which is made to flow through the containers by a reciprocating pump, the intensity of the magnetic field which is applied to the magnetocalorific effect material in the containers being increased to enlarge the change of temperature of the heat transport medium which is discharged from the magnetic heat pump and improve the cooling and heating efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Takuya Fuse, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20130298571
    Abstract: A magnetic refrigeration system constructed in such a way that a refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a first refrigerant discharge part of one refrigerant port to a first refrigerant circulation circuit after a magnetic field is applied to a magnetic working material by a magnetic field applying and removing part and that the refrigerant transfer part transfers refrigerant from a second refrigerant discharge part of other refrigerant port to a second refrigerant circulation circuit after the magnetic field is removed from the magnetic working material by the magnetic field applying and removing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Katzutoshi Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20120291453
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump apparatus includes: a container defining a work chamber; a magnetic working element arranged in the work chamber; a magnetic-field applier that alternately applies a magnetic field to the magnetic working element and removes the magnetic field from the magnetic working element in a magnetic-field direction; and a transportation device that transports heat medium to reciprocate in a reciprocation direction. The magnetic-field direction and the reciprocation direction intersect with each other. The magnetic working element is one of a plurality of magnetic working elements. Each of the plurality of magnetic working elements has a column shape extending in the magnetic-field direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Shinichi Yatsuzuka
  • Publication number: 20120285179
    Abstract: A thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus includes: a magnetic element having a Curie temperature distribution in a predetermined distribution direction; a magnetic-field supplier which supplies an external magnetic field to the magnetic element; a pump pumping heat transport medium to flow frontward and backward in the predetermined distribution direction, the heat transport medium transporting heat of the magnetic element; and a shift device which causes a position of a high temperature end and/or a low temperature end of the magnetic element to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Takuya Fuse
  • Publication number: 20120272665
    Abstract: A magnetic heat pump cycle has a first to a fourth steps, which are repeatedly carried out. In the first step, a movement of heat medium is stopped by a pressure valve and a pressure accumulating tank and a magnetic field is applied by a magnetic-field control unit to a magnetic working material. In the second step, the pressure valve is opened so that the heat medium flows in a working chamber from a second axial end to a first axial end, and the magnetic field is increased depending on a moving speed of the heat medium. In the third step, the movement of the heat medium is stopped and the magnetic field is decreased. In the fourth step, the heat medium is moved in a revered direction and the magnetic field is decreased depending on the moving speed of the heat medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20120272666
    Abstract: In a magnetic heat pump system, in which heat transport medium is heated or cooled by magnetocaloric effect material accommodated in a magnetic heat pump device. A material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity, which is higher than that of the heat transport medium, or a material having a specific heat or a volume specific heat, which is higher than that of the heat transport medium, is mixed in the heat transport medium. A coefficient of thermal conductivity of the heat transport medium is thereby increased so as to increase heating and/or cooling performance of the magnetic heat pump system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Tsuyoshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20120266591
    Abstract: A thermo-magnetic engine apparatus includes a magnetic element having a high temperature end to which hot energy is supplied and a low temperature end to which cold energy is supplied, a magnetic-field applier device, and a power source device. Curie temperature of the magnetic element is set between a temperature of the high temperature end and a temperature of the low temperature end. The power source device gains a magnetic power generated between the magnetic element and the magnetic-field applier device as kinetic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO COPRPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20120266607
    Abstract: A magneto-caloric effect type heat pump apparatus includes a magneto-caloric element which generates heat when an external magnetic field is applied to and which absorbs heat when the external magnetic field is removed from; a magnetic field switcher which switches the applying and the removal of the external magnetic field from each other; a pump pumping a heat transport medium between a low-temperature end and a high-temperature end of the magneto-caloric element; and an auxiliary heat source device which supplies heat of a heating element to the magneto-caloric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Naoki Watanabe, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Kazutoshi Nishizawa