Patents by Inventor Tatsuo Ozaki

Tatsuo Ozaki 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: 20190249936
    Abstract: The heat exchanger has tubes and a header tank that is located at an end of the tubes in a longitudinal direction and communicates with the tubes. The header tank has a core plate that connects to the tubes and a tank body that is fixed to the core plate. The core plate has a tube connection surface, a sealing surface, and an inclined surface that connects the tube connection surface and the sealing surface with each other. A distance between the tube connection surface and an end surface of the tubes in the longitudinal direction is different from a distance between the sealing surface and the end surface in the longitudinal direction by disposing the inclined surface to incline with respect to the longitudinal direction. The tubes connect to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface in a condition of being inserted to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu HAKAMATA, Tatsuo OZAKI, Shinta MABUCHI
  • Patent number: 10317148
    Abstract: The heat exchanger has tubes and a header tank that is located at an end of the tubes in a longitudinal direction and communicates with the tubes. The header tank has a core plate that connects to the tubes and a tank body that is fixed to the core plate. The core plate has a tube connection surface, a sealing surface, and an inclined surface that connects the tube connection surface and the sealing surface with each other. A distance between the tube connection surface and an end surface of the tubes in the longitudinal direction is different from a distance between the sealing surface and the end surface in the longitudinal direction by disposing the inclined surface to incline with respect to the longitudinal direction. The tubes connect to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface in a condition of being inserted to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Tatsuo Ozaki, Shinta Mabuchi
  • Publication number: 20170038163
    Abstract: The heat exchanger has tubes and a header tank that is located at an end of the tubes in a longitudinal direction and communicates with the tubes. The header tank has a core plate that connects to the tubes and a tank body that is fixed to the core plate. The core plate has a tube connection surface, a sealing surface, and an inclined surface that connects the tube connection surface and the sealing surface with each other. A distance between the tube connection surface and an end surface of the tubes in the longitudinal direction is different from a distance between the sealing surface and the end surface in the longitudinal direction by disposing the inclined surface to incline with respect to the longitudinal direction. The tubes connect to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface in a condition of being inserted to the tube connection surface and the inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Osamu HAKAMATA, Tatsuo OZAKI, Shinta MABUCHI
  • Patent number: 8925625
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a flat tube (10) having a curved portion (13). A part of the curved portion (13) is formed by overlapping an outer rim (22) on an inner rim (21). The inner rim (21) has a small curvature region (102). The small curvature region (102) is inclined to a flat plate portion (11), and is defined by a radius larger than a difference between a half of a thickness of the flat tube (10) and a thickness of the outer rim (22). The small curvature region (102) is not beyond a center line (C1) in a thickness of the flat tube (10). The outer rim (22) extends beyond the center line (C1). The outer rim (22) has an end face (22a) placed on the small curvature region (102). The flat tube (10) has flared portions (15, 16) expanded at insertion holes (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Ninagawa, Tatsuo Ozaki, Takahide Oohara, Noriyuki Miyazaki, Mitsuyoshi Saito, U Ou, Norio Yoshida, Tetsuya Sakakibara, Kazuhiro Mitsukawa
  • Patent number: 8561682
    Abstract: A tube for a heat exchanger is formed by bending a three-layer clad material of an aluminum alloy to have an overlapped portion. The three-layer clad material is formed by a core material layer containing Mg not smaller than 0.2 wt % after brazing, a brazing material layer on one surface of the core material layer, and a high melting-point material layer on the other surface of the core material layer. The brazing material layer has a thickness not smaller than 25 ?m before the brazing, and has a melting point lower than 600° C. The high melting-point material layer has a melting point equal to or higher than 600° C. In addition, the brazing material layer and the high melting-point material layer opposite to each other in the overlapped portion are bonded by the brazing at a temperature not lower than 450° C. for a time within 12 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Ninagawa, Tatsuo Ozaki, Hayaki Teramoto, Shin Takewaka
  • Patent number: 8142907
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high strength comprising: a core alloy; an Al—Si-based filler alloy cladded on one side or both sides of the core alloy, wherein the core alloy is composed of an aluminum alloy containing 0.3-1.2% (mass %, the same applies the below) Si, 0.05-0.4% Fe, 0.3-1.2% Cu, 0.3-1.8% Mn, 0.05-0.6% Mg, and containing one or more elements selected from the group consisting of 0.02-0.3% Ti, 0.02-0.3% Zr, 0.02-0.3% Cr and 0.02-0.3% V, the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and wherein, after the aluminum alloy brazing sheet is subjected to brazing, the core alloy features a metallic structure in which a density of intermetallic compounds having a grain diameter of at least 0.1 ?m is at most ten grains per ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Furukawa-sky Aluminum Corp, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki, Kenji Negura, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa, Keiichi Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20100252244
    Abstract: A tube for a heat exchanger is formed by bending a three-layer clad material of an aluminum alloy to have an overlapped portion. The three-layer clad material is formed by a core material layer containing Mg not smaller than 0.2 wt % after brazing, a brazing material layer on one surface of the core material layer, and a high melting-point material layer on the other surface of the core material layer. The brazing material layer has a thickness not smaller than 25 ?m before the brazing, and has a melting point lower than 600° C. The high melting-point material layer has a melting point equal to or higher than 600° C. In addition, the brazing material layer and the high melting-point material layer opposite to each other in the overlapped portion are bonded by the brazing at a temperature not lower than 450° C. for a time within 12 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihide Ninagawa, Tatsuo Ozaki, Hayaki Teramoto, Shin Takewaka
  • Patent number: 7771839
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet which has a clad of a sacrificial anode material/a core alloy/an intermediate material/a filler alloy, wherein number density ratios N1/N2 and N1/N3 each are 1.5 or more, in which a number density ((the number of grains)/?m3) of an intermetallic compound having a sphere-equivalent grain diameter of 0.1 ?m or less present in the core alloy, the intermediate material, and the sacrificial anode material, is represented by N1, N2, and N3, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignees: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Akio Niikura, Kenji Negura, Keiichi Okazaki, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa
  • Publication number: 20100051252
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a flat tube (10) having a curved portion (13). A part of the curved portion (13) is formed by overlapping an outer rim (22) on an inner rim (21). The inner rim (21) has a small curvature region (102). The small curvature region (102) is inclined to a flat plate portion (11), and is defined by a radius larger than a difference between a half of a thickness of the flat tube (10) and a thickness of the outer rim (22). The small curvature region (102) is not beyond a center line (C1) in a thickness of the flat tube (10). The outer rim (22) extends beyond the center line (C1). The outer rim (22) has an end face (22a) placed on the small curvature region (102). The flat tube (10) has flared portions (15, 16) expanded at insertion holes (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Denso Corproation
    Inventors: Toshihide Ninagawa, Tatsuo Ozaki, Takahide Oohara
  • Publication number: 20090255657
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes tubes, a core plate connected to the tubes, a tank connected to the core plate to be in communication with the tubes and a sealing member sealing a connecting portion between the core plate and the tank. The core plate has a groove portion including at least a base wall and an inner side wall to define a groove having a loop shape. The sealing member is disposed in the groove portion to be in contact with the inner side wall at least at two opposite locations of the loop shape. Alternatively, the sealing member is disposed in the groove portion to be in contact with at least one of the inner side wall and an outer side wall opposed to the inner side wall, and a substantially middle portion of a width of the sealing member is pressed by a projection of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa
  • Publication number: 20090020585
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet having high strength comprising: a core alloy; an Al—Si-based filler alloy cladded on one side or both sides of the core alloy, wherein the core alloy is composed of an aluminum alloy containing 0.3-1.2% (mass %, the same applies the below) Si, 0.05-0.4% Fe, 0.3-1.2% Cu, 0.3-1.8% Mn, 0.05-0.6% Mg, and containing one or more elements selected from the group consisting of 0.02-0.3% Ti, 0.02-0.3% Zr, 0.02-0.3% Cr and 0.02-0.3% V, the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and wherein, after the aluminum alloy brazing sheet is subjected to brazing, the core alloy features a metallic structure in which a density of intermetallic compounds having a grain diameter of at least 0.1 ?m is at most ten grains per ?m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicants: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Akio Niikura, Yoichiro Bekki, Kenji Negura, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa, Keiichi Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20080121386
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a header tank for a heat exchanger includes forming a first engagement portion in a core plate, placing a tank body relative to a base portion of the core plate, and moving a first wall portion toward the tank body such that the first engagement portion is engaged with the tank body. In the forming, a portion of the core plate is bent, the portion extending from the first wall portion. In the placing, the tank body is placed such that an opening of the tank body is covered by the base portion such that a tank inner space is defined. The first engagement portion is engaged with the tank body by moving the first wall portion toward the tank body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa
  • Publication number: 20080053645
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and a manufacture method thereof are provided. Before a tank body and a core plate of a header tank of the heat exchanger are fastened to each other, a gel seal material or a liquid seal material is applied to at least one of a seal surface of the core plate and that of the tank body and hardened. Thus, a seal member which adheres to the seal surface due to the tackiness of the seal member is formed. The core plate and the tank body are fastened to each other in such a state that the part between the seal surface of the core plate and that of the tank body are sealed by the seal member having been hardened. Accordingly, the seal member can be restricted of twisting and position-deviating when the core plate and the tank body are fastened to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa
  • Publication number: 20070209786
    Abstract: A plurality of angle portions 2c of the fins on an upstream side and those on a downstream side of an air flow are provided so as to be substantially symmetrical with each other. Due to this, bending forces are continuously exerted on a thin plate-like fin material in a direction where the bending deformation of the fin material is cancelled, during the fin forming process. Accordingly, when the angle portions 2c are formed it can be prevented in advance that the fin material 11 is deformed in a state where the repeated deformations of the fin material 11 are accumulated in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimoya, Noriyuki Kasuya, Eiichi Torigoe, Tatsuo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20070193730
    Abstract: The heat transfer performance of a heat exchanger situated on the downstream side of airflow is improved by utilizing a turbulent flow in a heat exchanger situated on the upstream side of airflow. At least on fins 12 of a heat exchanger 10 on the upstream side of airflow among a plurality of heat exchanger devices 10, 20 arranged in series in the airflow direction, collision walls 12c cut and raised in an upright position as a turbulent flow forming means for stirring airflow are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20070187080
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a tank and a core including a plurality of tubes stacked in a longitudinal direction of the tank and in communication with the tank. The heat exchanger further has an inlet port for introducing a fluid into the tank and a first projection on an inner wall of the tank at a position where the fluid flowing from the inlet port hits on. The first projection is configured to change a flow direction of the fluid flowing from the inlet port in the longitudinal direction of the tank. For example, the first projection projects from the inner wall of the tank toward the inlet port in a form of substantially wedge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sonoda, Toshihide Ninagawa, Tatsuo Ozaki
  • Patent number: 7255158
    Abstract: A protruding portion protruding toward the outside a tank is formed on a core plate in a range corresponding to a straight portion of a flat tube inserted and joined to the core plate. Due to this structure, a joining portion of the tube to the core plate is three-dimensionally formed and a joining portion length is extended. Therefore, thermal stress generated in the tube can be diffused from the joining portion of the tube to the core plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: DENSO Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuo Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20070166565
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy brazing sheet which has a clad of a sacrificial anode material/a core alloy/an intermediate material/a filler alloy, wherein number density ratios N1/N2 and N1/N3 each are 1.5 or more, in which a number density ((the number of grains)/?m3) of an intermetallic compound having a sphere-equivalent grain diameter of 0.1 ?m or less present in the core alloy, the intermediate material, and the sacrificial anode material, is represented by N1, N2, and N3, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicants: FURUKAWA-SKY ALUMINUM CORP., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUMOTO, Akio Niikura, Kenji Negura, Keiichi Okazaki, Tatsuo Ozaki, Toshihide Ninagawa
  • Patent number: 7237605
    Abstract: A projection portion (145) protruding from a bottom surface 8141a) on a core portion side towards the center of the core portion (130) is formed in a core plate (140). A bond portion (142a) between a tube (132) and the core plate (140) is arranged closer to the center side of the core portion (130) than the bottom surface (141a) and at substantially the same position in a tube longitudinal direction X with respect to a push surface (143a) of a packing (150). Therefore, even when a load in a direction intersecting at right angles the tube longitudinal direction is applied to a formation portion of a fitting groove portion (143), the occurrence of a bending moment can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: DENSO Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuo Ozaki
  • Patent number: 7231965
    Abstract: A plurality of angle portions 2c of the fins on an upstream side and those on a downstream side of an air flow are provided so as to be substantially symmetrical with each other. Due to this, bending forces are continuously exerted on a thin plate-like fin material in a direction where the bending deformation of the fin material is cancelled, during the fin forming process. Accordingly, when the angle portions 2c are formed it can be prevented in advance that the fin material 11 is deformed in a state where the repeated deformations of the fin material 11 are accumulated in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimoya, Noriyuki Kasuya, Eiichi Torigoe, Tatsuo Ozaki