Patents by Inventor Tooru Fujimoto

Tooru Fujimoto 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).

  • Patent number: 11384953
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: an air conditioner that generates conditioned air by heat exchange with a refrigerant and supplies the conditioned air to an air conditioning target space; a refrigerant sensor that detects refrigerant leakage; a ventilator that ventilates the air conditioning target space; and a controller. The ventilator includes: a total heat exchanger; a first air supply path and a first air exhaust path that connect the air conditioning target space and an outside of the air conditioning target space via the total heat exchanger; a second air supply path that connect the air conditioning target space and the outside of the air conditioning target space without passing through the total heat exchanger; an air supply fan that supplies air from the outside of the air conditioning target space into the air conditioning target space via the first air supply path and the second air supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke Hirai, Tooru Fujimoto, Akiyoshi Yamamoto, Gakuto Sakai, Yoshitaka Matsugi
  • Publication number: 20220214062
    Abstract: An air conditioning and ventilating system including: an air conditioning device including a heat exchanger configured to generate conditioned air by heat exchange with a refrigerant; a ventilation device communicatively connected to the air conditioning device and including a supply air fan and/or an exhaust fan; an airflow volume detection unit configured to detect an airflow volume equivalent value of the ventilation device; and a control unit. On determination that the airflow volume equivalent value acquired from the airflow volume detection unit is equal to or less than a first predetermined value, the control unit sets an operation of the air conditioning device to a stop state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke HIRAI, Akiyoshi YAMAMOTO, Gakuto SAKAI, Tooru FUJIMOTO, Yoshitaka MATSUGI
  • Publication number: 20220186960
    Abstract: An air conditioning and ventilating system S including: an air conditioning device A including a heat exchanger 22 configured to generate conditioned air by heat exchange with a refrigerant, and configured to send the conditioned air to an air conditioned space R; a ventilation device 30 configured to ventilate the air conditioned space R; a refrigerant sensor 24 configured to detect concentration of the refrigerant in the air conditioned space R; and a control unit 40 configured to control operations of the air conditioning device A and the ventilation device 30. On determination that the refrigerant concentration acquired from the refrigerant sensor 24 exceeds a first predetermined value, the control unit 40 sets an operation of a compressor 13 of the air conditioning device A to a stop state and sets the ventilation device 30 to an operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke HIRAI, Akiyoshi YAMAMOTO, Gakuto SAKAI, Yoshitaka MATSUGI, Tooru FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220146138
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: an air conditioner that generates conditioned air by heat exchange with a refrigerant and supplies the conditioned air to an air conditioning target space; a refrigerant sensor that detects refrigerant leakage; a ventilator that ventilates the air conditioning target space; and a controller. The ventilator includes: a total heat exchanger; a first air supply path and a first air exhaust path that connect the air conditioning target space and an outside of the air conditioning target space via the total heat exchanger; a second air supply path that connect the air conditioning target space and the outside of the air conditioning target space without passing through the total heat exchanger; an air supply fan that supplies air from the outside of the air conditioning target space into the air conditioning target space via the first air supply path and the second air supply path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke Hirai, Tooru Fujimoto, Akiyoshi Yamamoto, Gakuto Sakai, Yoshitaka Matsugi
  • Patent number: 11268728
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a plurality of ventilation devices, a sensor, a setting unit, and a transmitter-receiver. The sensor is attached to a predetermined ventilation device of the plurality of ventilation devices. The sensor detects a state of air. The setting unit sets, from the plurality of ventilation devices, a first ventilation device to which the sensor is to be attached, and a second ventilation device with which a detection signal of the sensor is to be shared. The transmitter-receiver receives the detection signal of the sensor and transmits the detection signal to control devices of the first and second ventilation devices. The first and second ventilation devices are set in the setting unit. Each of the control devices of the first and second ventilation devices controls an associated one of the ventilation devices based on the detection signal transmitted from the transmitter-receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsugi, Tooru Fujimoto, Ryou Fujimoto, Kazuhiro Shioyama
  • Publication number: 20220003446
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a first ventilation device, a second ventilation device, a sensor, and an electronic controller. The first ventilation device includes a first fan. The second ventilation device includes a second fan. The sensor is attached to the first ventilation device. The sensor is configured to detect a state of air and to transmit a detection signal indicative of the detected state of air. The electronic controller is configured to receive the detection signal of the sensor and to control the first ventilation device and the second ventilation device based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MATSUGI, Tooru FUJIMOTO, Ryou FUJIMOTO, Kazuhiro SHIOYAMA
  • Patent number: 11156377
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a plurality of ventilation devices, a sensor, a setting unit, and a transmitter-receiver. The sensor is attached to a predetermined ventilation device of the plurality of ventilation devices. The sensor detects a state of air. The setting unit sets, from the plurality of ventilation devices, a first ventilation device to which the sensor is to be attached, and a second ventilation device with which a detection signal of the sensor is to be shared. The transmitter-receiver receives the detection signal of the sensor and transmits the detection signal to control devices of the first and second ventilation devices. The first and second ventilation devices are set in the setting unit. Each of the control devices of the first and second ventilation devices controls an associated one of the ventilation devices based on the detection signal transmitted from the transmitter-receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsugi, Tooru Fujimoto, Ryou Fujimoto, Kazuhiro Shioyama
  • Publication number: 20210088248
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a plurality of ventilation devices, a sensor, a setting unit, and a transmitter-receiver. The sensor is attached to a predetermined ventilation device of the plurality of ventilation devices. The sensor detects a state of air. The setting unit sets, from the plurality of ventilation devices, a first ventilation device to which the sensor is to be attached, and a second ventilation device with which a detection signal of the sensor is to be shared. The transmitter-receiver receives the detection signal of the sensor and transmits the detection signal to control devices of the first and second ventilation devices. The first and second ventilation devices are set in the setting unit. Each of the control devices of the first and second ventilation devices controls an associated one of the ventilation devices based on the detection signal transmitted from the transmitter-receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MATSUGI, Tooru FUJIMOTO, Ryou FUJIMOTO, Kazuhiro SHIOYAMA
  • Patent number: 9797620
    Abstract: A total heat exchanger exchanges heat between air flowing through an air supply passage and air flowing through an air exhaust passage. An air supply fan transfers air from the outside of a room into the room through the air supply passage. If the temperature of outdoor air (OA) is below a lower temperature threshold (Tth), a controller intermittently stops the air supply fan in response to an index of the moisture content in room air (RA) such that as the stage of the index of the moisture content depending on the moisture content in the room air (RA) shifts toward higher stages, the period of time during which the air supply fan is at rest in an intermittent operating cycle increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Matsugi, Kenichi Maegaito, Takayuki Sunayama, Tooru Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20170159963
    Abstract: A total heat exchanger exchanges heat between air flowing through an air supply passage and air flowing through an air exhaust passage. An air supply fan transfers air from the outside of a room into the room through the air supply passage. If the temperature of outdoor air (OA) is below a lower temperature threshold (Tth), a controller intermittently stops the air supply fan in response to an index of the moisture content in room air (RA) such that as the stage of the index of the moisture content depending on the moisture content in the room air (RA) shifts toward higher stages, the period of time during which the air supply fan is at rest in an intermittent operating cycle increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MATSUGI, Kenichi MAEGAITO, Takayuki SUNAYAMA, Tooru FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150017906
    Abstract: A ventilation device performs ventilation by supplying outdoor air indoors as supply air and exhausting room air outdoors as exhaust air. The ventilation device includes a heat exchange unit provided with a heat exchange element that performs heat exchange between the supply air and the exhaust air and a humidification unit provided with a humidification element that humidifies the supply air. The heat exchange unit is provided with a supply air blower with which the outdoor air is suctioned and sent to the humidification unit and a supply air delivery port with which supply air sent from the supply air blower is delivered and guided to the humidification unit. The humidification unit is provided with a supply air introduction port that introduces supply air delivered from the heat exchange unit, and a supply air duct that regulates spreading of supply air introduced from the supply air introduction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shioyama, Tooru Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8915451
    Abstract: When a humidity adjustment device starts up, an outside air temperature To and an room air temperature Tr are compared to determine which air temperature is higher. By mutually changing the flow of the outside air and the flow of the room air by means of an air circulation switching device, the air having the higher temperature of the outside air and the room air is circulated to a heat exchanger that operates as an evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Takahashi, Tooru Fujimoto, Gakuto Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140166765
    Abstract: When a humidity adjustment device starts up, an outside air temperature To and an room air temperature Tr are compared to determine which air temperature is higher. By mutually changing the flow of the outside air and the flow of the room air by means of an air circulation switching device, the air having the higher temperature of the outside air and the room air is circulated to a heat exchanger that operates as an evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Takahashi, Tooru Fujimoto, Gakuto Sakai
  • Patent number: 7998231
    Abstract: An air purifier includes a housing, a centrifugal fan and an air purifying filter. The fan is substantially centered in the housing. The fan has a rotary shaft extending in a depth direction of the air purifier and a fan inlet port facing frontward. Air suctioned by the fan is blown out in a direction perpendicular to the rotary shaft. The filter is aligned with the fan along the direction perpendicular to the rotary shaft. An air inlet port is disposed in front of the fan so as to communicate with the fan inlet port. When the fan rotates, air is suctioned into the air purifier via the air inlet port. An air outlet port is arranged relative to the filter such that air purified by the filter is blown out of the air purifier through the air outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiming Zheng, Yasuhiro Oda, Tooru Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20100293907
    Abstract: An air purifier includes a housing, a centrifugal fan and an air purifying filter. The fan is substantially centered in the housing. The fan has a rotary shaft extending in a depth direction of the air purifier and a fan inlet port facing frontward. Air suctioned by the fan is blown out in a direction perpendicular to the rotary shaft. The filter is aligned with the fan along the direction perpendicular to the rotary shaft. An air inlet port is disposed in front of the fan so as to communicate with the fan inlet port. When the fan rotates, air is suctioned into the air purifier via the air inlet port. An air outlet port is arranged relative to the filter such that air purified by the filter is blown out of the air purifier through the air outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Zheng, Yasuhiro Oda, Tooru Fujimoto