Patents by Inventor Tetsushi TSUDA

Tetsushi TSUDA 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: 20210309902
    Abstract: No studies have been made regarding what kinds of refrigerants should be used in a refrigeration cycle device for a vehicle. An air conditioner (1) for a vehicle includes a refrigerant circuit (10) and a refrigerant that is sealed in the refrigerant circuit (10). The refrigerant circuit (10) includes a compressor (80), a first heat exchanger (85), which serves as a heat dissipater in a dehumidifying heating mode, an outside-air heat exchanger (82), a cooling control valve (87), and a second heat exchanger (86), which serves as an evaporator in the dehumidifying heating mode. The refrigerant is a refrigerant having a low GWP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Kazuhiro FURUSHO, Masaru TANAKA, Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU, Hitomi KUROKI, Daisuke KARUBE, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210164698
    Abstract: In an air conditioner that uses a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, high efficiency is achieved. The motor rotation rate of a compressor (100) can be changed in accordance with an air conditioning load, and thus a high annual performance factor (APF) can be achieved. In addition, an electrolytic capacitor is not required on an output side of a rectifier circuit (21), and thus an increase in the size and cost of the circuit is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke OHTSUKA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210164701
    Abstract: In an air conditioner that uses a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, high efficiency is achieved. In the air conditioner (1), a compressor (100, 200) can be driven without interposing a power conversion device between an AC power source (90, 190) and a motor (70, 170). Thus, it is possible to provide the air conditioner (1) that is environmentally friendly and has a relatively inexpensive configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke OHTSUKA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210080141
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner including an indoor unit provided with a microphone element for receiving voice instructions, such that a voice instruction spoken by an operator is acquired with high quality and control based on the voice instruction spoken by the operator is likely to be ensured. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit (12), a transmission unit, and a reception unit. The indoor unit has a main body (100) and a microphone element. The main body has formed therein a blow-out port (120) through which air-conditioned air is blown out toward a space to be air-conditioned. The microphone element accepts a voice instruction captured from a voice capturing portion (P1) arranged at a position that deviates from a ventilation space through which the air blown out from the blow-out port flows, in such a manner as to face the space to be air-conditioned. The transmission unit transmits the voice instruction accepted by the microphone element to an outside as a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA, Makoto IKEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yu OTA, Yuuichi KITA, Kenji AMANO, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Tomomi KUKITA, Naoko KURIYAMA, Tomoyoshi ASHIKAGA, Gen KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210018191
    Abstract: A heat exchange unit is provided with which, even if a flammable refrigerant is used, the likelihood of the refrigerant reaching an electric component unit is reduced. An outdoor unit (20) constitutes a portion of an air-conditioning apparatus (1), and is connected to an indoor unit (30) via a liquid-side refrigerant connection pipe (6) and a gas-side refrigerant connection pipe (5). The outdoor unit (20) includes an outdoor housing (50), an outdoor heat exchanger (23) disposed inside the outdoor housing (50) and in which a refrigerant flows, a liquid-side shutoff valve (29) connected to the liquid-side refrigerant connection pipe (6), a gas-side shutoff valve (28) connected to the gas-side refrigerant connection pipe (5), and an outdoor electric component unit (8) disposed inside the outdoor housing (50). The refrigerant is a flammable refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi Itano, Daisuke Karube, Yuuki Yotsumoto, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Tatsuya Takakuwa, Yuzo Komatsu, Shun Ohkubo, Tetsushi Tsuda, Yumi Toda, Takeo Abe
  • Publication number: 20200392387
    Abstract: In an air conditioner that uses a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, high efficiency is achieved. The motor rotation rate of a compressor (100) can be changed in accordance with an air conditioning load, and thus a high annual performance factor (APF) can be achieved. In addition, an electrolytic capacitor is not required on an output side of a rectifier circuit (21), and thus an increase in the size and cost of the circuit is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke OHTSUKA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200393176
    Abstract: High efficiency of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) includes a motor (70) that has a rotor (71) including permanent magnets (712) and thus is suitable for a variable capacity compressor in which the number of rotations of the motor can be changed. In this case, it is possible to change the number of rotations of the motor in accordance with an air conditioning load in an air conditioner (1) that uses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroechylene. It is thus possible to enable high efficiency of the compressor (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200393175
    Abstract: High power of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) employs an induction motor (70) as a motor that drives a compression unit (60) that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and thus, high power is enabled at comparatively low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200392389
    Abstract: There is provided a refrigeration cycle apparatus in which good lubricity can be achieved when a refrigeration cycle is performed using a refrigerant having a sufficiently low GWP. The refrigeration cycle apparatus contains a refrigerating oil and a refrigerant composition containing a refrigerant containing trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene (R1234yf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA
  • Publication number: 20200386459
    Abstract: A heat exchange unit is provided with which, even if a flammable refrigerant is used, the likelihood of the refrigerant reaching an electric component unit is reduced. An outdoor unit (20) constitutes a portion of an air-conditioning apparatus (1), and is connected to an indoor unit (30) via a liquid-side refrigerant connection pipe (6) and a gas-side refrigerant connection pipe (5). The outdoor unit (20) includes an outdoor housing (50), an outdoor heat exchanger (23) disposed inside the outdoor housing (50) and in which a refrigerant flows, a liquid-side shutoff valve (29) connected to the liquid-side refrigerant connection pipe (6), a gas-side shutoff valve (28) connected to the gas-side refrigerant connection pipe (5), and an outdoor electric component unit (8) disposed inside the outdoor housing (50). The refrigerant is a flammable refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yumi TODA, Takeo ABE
  • Publication number: 20200378662
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus 1 includes a compressor (321), an indoor heat exchanger (242) that is a use-side heat exchanger that exchanges heat with first air (F1), an outdoor heat exchanger (323) that is a heat-source-side heat exchanger that exchanges heat with second air, a refrigerant, a first duct (209), and a casing (230). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and circulates in the compressor (321), the indoor heat exchanger (242), and the outdoor heat exchanger (323) to repeat a refrigeration cycle. The first duct (209) supplies the first air (F1) to a plurality of rooms in an interior. The casing (230) includes a use-side space (SP2) that is connected to the first duct (209) and that accommodates the indoor heat exchanger (242). The casing (230) is configured to allow the first air (F1) after heat exchange with the refrigerant at the indoor heat exchanger (242) to be sent out to the first duct (209).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yuuichi YANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200363106
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus including a heat exchanger can decrease the material cost. An air conditioning apparatus (10) that is a refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a flammable refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, an outdoor heat exchanger (23), and an indoor heat exchanger (27). One of the outdoor heat exchanger (23) and the indoor heat exchanger (27) is an evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant, and the other one is a condenser that condenses the refrigerant. The outdoor heat exchanger (23) and the indoor heat exchanger (27) each are a heat exchanger that includes metal plates (19) serving as a plurality of fins made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and flat tubes (16) serving as a plurality of heat transfer tubes made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and that causes the refrigerant flowing inside the flat tubes (16) and the air flowing along the metal plates (19) to exchange heat with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yuuichi YANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200363112
    Abstract: In an air conditioner that uses a refrigerant mixture containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, high efficiency is achieved. In the air conditioner (1), a compressor (100, 200) can be driven without interposing a power conversion device between an AC power source (90, 190) and a motor (70, 170). Thus, it is possible to provide the air conditioner (1) that is environmentally friendly and has a relatively inexpensive configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Ohtsuka, Mitsushi Itano, Daisuke Karube, Yuuki Yotsumoto, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Yuzo Kamatsu, Shun Ohkubo, Tatsuya Takakuwa, Tetsushi Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20200363085
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus 1 includes a compressor (321), an indoor heat exchanger (242) that is a use-side heat exchanger that exchanges heat with first air (F1), an outdoor heat exchanger (323) that is a heat-source-side heat exchanger that exchanges heat with second air, a refrigerant, a first duct (209), and a casing (230). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and circulates in the compressor (321), the indoor heat exchanger (242), and the outdoor heat exchanger (323) to repeat a refrigeration cycle. The first duct (209) supplies the first air (F1) to a plurality of rooms in an interior. The casing (230) includes a use-side space (SP2) that is connected to the first duct (209) and that accommodates the indoor heat exchanger (242). The casing (230) is configured to allow the first air (F1) after heat exchange with the refrigerant at the indoor heat exchanger (242) to be sent out to the first duct (209).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yuuichi YANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200347283
    Abstract: There are provided a refrigerating oil for refrigerant compositions in which good lubricity can be achieved when a refrigeration cycle is performed using a refrigerant having a sufficiently low GWP, a method for using the refrigerating oil, and use of the refrigerating oil. The refrigerating oil for a refrigerant composition contains a refrigerant containing trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene (R1234yf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA
  • Publication number: 20200339856
    Abstract: There are provided a refrigerating oil for refrigerant compositions in which good lubricity can be achieved when a refrigeration cycle is performed using a refrigerant having a sufficiently low GWP, a method for using the refrigerating oil, and use of the refrigerating oil. The refrigerating oil for a refrigerant composition contains a refrigerant containing trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene (R1234yf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA
  • Publication number: 20200340714
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus including a heat exchanger can decrease the material cost. An air conditioning apparatus (10) that is a refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a flammable refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, an outdoor heat exchanger (23), and an indoor heat exchanger (27). One of the outdoor heat exchanger (23) and the indoor heat exchanger (27) is an evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant, and the other one is a condenser that condenses the refrigerant. The outdoor heat exchanger (23) and the indoor heat exchanger (27) each are a heat exchanger that includes metal plates (19) serving as a plurality of fins made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and flat tubes (16) serving as a plurality of heat transfer tubes made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and that causes the refrigerant flowing inside the flat tubes (16) and the air flowing along the metal plates (19) to exchange heat with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yuuichi YANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200332166
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus (1) is capable of performing a refrigeration cycle using a small-GWP refrigerant. The refrigeration cycle apparatus (1) includes a refrigerant circuit (10) and a refrigerant enclosed in the refrigerant circuit (10). The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor (21), a condenser (23), a decompressing section (24), and an evaporator (31). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Keisuke OHTSUKA, Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Yuuichi YANAGI, Yoshikazu NAKAO, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200332164
    Abstract: There is provided a refrigeration cycle apparatus in which good lubricity can be achieved when a refrigeration cycle is performed using a refrigerant having a sufficiently low GWP. The refrigeration cycle apparatus contains a refrigerating oil and a refrigerant composition containing a refrigerant containing trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene (R1234yf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA
  • Publication number: 20200333041
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus that can improve operation efficiency when a refrigerant that contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used is provided. An air conditioning apparatus 1 includes a compressor (21), an outdoor heat exchanger (23), an outdoor expansion valve (24), an indoor heat exchanger (31), and a suction injection pipe (40), and uses a refrigerant that contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene. The suction injection pipe (40) allows a part of a refrigerant that flows toward the indoor heat exchanger (31) from the outdoor heat exchanger (23) to merge with a low-pressure refrigerant that is sucked into the compressor (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tetsushi TSUDA, Takeo ABE, Yumi TODA