Patents by Inventor Yasutane Hijikata

Yasutane Hijikata 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: 20220009312
    Abstract: A vibration-isolating device includes: a vibration source, which generates vibrations; and at least one vibration-isolating rubber which is fixed to the vibration source. The vibration source is supported by at least one support member that is fixed to a transmission-receiving member through the at least one vibration-isolating rubber. The vibration source and the at least one vibration-isolating rubber are configured such that a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of resonant frequencies of a structure, which includes the vibration source, the at least one vibration-isolating rubber and the at least one support member, is equal to or smaller than 10 Hz when the vibration source is vibrated in six degrees of freedom. The at least one vibration-isolating rubber includes: 100 parts by mass of silicone rubber; and larger than 0 parts by mass and equal to or smaller than 3 parts by mass of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HAYASHI, Ryo MIYAHARA, Haruhisa SHIBATA, Yasutane HIJIKATA, Kazuhiro TADA
  • Publication number: 20210364059
    Abstract: A vibration isolator configured to restrict vibration generated in a vibration source from being transmitted to a vibration transmitted portion includes at least one elastic member. The vibration transmitted portion is provided with at least one support portion to support the vibration source via the at least one elastic member. The at least one elastic member is disposed between the vibration source and at least the one support portion, and is elastically deformed to suppress the transmission of vibration of the vibration source to the vibration transmitted portion from the at least one support portion. The vibration source and at least the one elastic member are configured so that resonance frequencies in plural vibration modes generated in the vibration source conform to one predetermined frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HAYASHI, Yasutane HIJIKATA
  • Patent number: 8434315
    Abstract: A compressor drive torque estimating device to be adapted for a system provided with a refrigeration cycle in which a refrigerant is circulated by a compressor driven by a drive source mounted in a vehicle, comprising heat load detecting means for detecting a heat load of the refrigeration cycle, a storage unit storing a plurality of estimated drive torque characteristics establishing correlation between a drive torque change characteristic of the compressor and an elapsed time from a time of start of operation of the compressor, an estimated drive torque characteristic selecting means for selecting the one of the plurality of estimated drive torque characteristics stored in the storage unit based on detected values detected by the heat load detecting means, and an estimated drive torque calculating means for calculating an estimated drive torque of the compressor based on the estimated drive torque characteristic selected by the estimated drive torque characteristic selecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Patent number: 8434316
    Abstract: A compressor inlet pressure estimation apparatus for a refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. An electronic control unit 14 answers YES by judging that the command to start a compressor 2 is issued when an air-conditioning switch is turned on in step S100. After that, the electronic control unit 14 answers NO in the case where a timer count time Tc is shorter than a predetermined time T1 in step S120. At the same time, Tefin_C is set to 15° C. in step S130. The lower one of Tefin_C and Tefin determined in this way is determined as Tefin_d (step S150). After that, Tefin_d is input to the first-order lag function to acquire Tefin_AD(N). Then, the control proceeds to step S170, where the estimated value Ps_es(N) of the refrigerant inlet pressure of the compressor 2 is determined using Tefin_AD(N) and Gr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Patent number: 8375736
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a compressor, a condenser, a pressure-reducing mechanism, an evaporator, an orifice provided in a refrigerant flow path from the compressor to the pressure-reducing mechanism, a differential pressure sensor that detects the differential pressure before and after the orifice, a refrigerant flowrate calculating portion that calculates a refrigerant flowrate based on the differential pressure, and a torque estimating portion that estimates the torque required to drive the compressor based on the refrigerant flowrate calculated by the refrigerant flowrate calculating portion, the intake pressure of the compressor, and the discharge pressure of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Miyazaki, Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata, Takeshi Wakisaka, Hiroyuki Nakaima
  • Patent number: 8082745
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. A compression unit 11 for compressing the refrigerant by the drive force of a vehicle engine 4 is arranged in a housing 10 of a compressor 1. The flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11 is detected by a flow rate sensor 15 including a throttle portion 15b and a pressure difference detection mechanism 15a. The throttle portion 15b reduces the flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11. The pressure difference detection mechanism 15a detects the pressure difference between the upstream side and the downstream side of the throttle portion 15b in the refrigerant flow thereby to detect the flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11. An oil separator 12 for separating the lubricating oil from the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11 is interposed between the compression unit 11 and the flow rate sensor 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Patent number: 8042347
    Abstract: A compressor inlet pressure estimation apparatus for a refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. An electronic control unit 14 uses Tefin_lag(N) as an actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) during a period Tp1 included in the timing t1 to t2. During a period Tp2 included in the timing t1 to t2, Tefin_fwd(N) is used as the actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N). Thus, a highly accurate corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) can be determined over the on period (t1 to t2) of a compressor 2. In addition, Tefin_fwd(N) is used as the actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) during the off period (t2 to 3) of the compressor 2. As a result, a highly accurate corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) can be determined over the whole period including the on and off periods of the compressor 2. In this way, a highly accurate estimated value Ps_es(N) of the refrigerant inlet pressure of the compressor 2 can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Patent number: 7836716
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor driven by a vehicle engine for drawing and compressing gas refrigerant from an evaporator, a variable displacement mechanism which varies a discharge capacity of the compressor based on a control value from an exterior to approach a suction pressure of the compressor to a predetermined suction pressure, and a control unit for controlling the discharge capacity of the compressor. The control unit includes a determining part for determining an accelerating state of the vehicle engine, a detecting member which detects a thermal load of the evaporator, a setting part for setting a minimum control value in accordance with the thermal load, and a controlling part. The controlling part reduces the control value to the minimum control value and returns the reduced control value to a control value before the reducing, when the determining means determines an accelerating state of the vehicle engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata, Hiromasa Tanaka, Takashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7676331
    Abstract: A compressor drive torque estimating device suppresses a discrepancy between an estimated drive torque, which is based on a torque estimating device of a compressor, and an actual drive torque of the compressor. The discrepancy is due to delay in switching between employment of the torque estimating device and the actual drive torque of the compressor in judging the compressor torque. Thus, even in a transitional state immediately after the start of compression, the idling speed of an engine driving the compressor is controlled based on an accurate estimate of the compressor torque, to improve the stability of the engine idle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata, Kazuma Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7669647
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for cooling or heating an air, and for feeding the heated or cooled air to predetermined portions is characterized by comprising: a first circulating circuit for circulating a first heating medium; a second circulating circuit for circulating a second heating medium; a control unit for controlling the heat for executing heat exchange between the first heating medium and the second heating medium to flow through either the heat exchanger or the first heat storing device. Moreover, an air temperature is controlled by heat of the second heating medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Tsubone, Yasukazu Aikawa, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20090260375
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a compressor, a condenser, a pressure-reducing mechanism, an evaporator, an orifice provided in a refrigerant flow path from the compressor to the pressure-reducing mechanism, a differential pressure sensor that detects the differential pressure before and after the orifice, a refrigerant flowrate calculating portion that calculates a refrigerant flowrate based on the differential pressure, and a torque estimating portion that estimates the torque required to drive the compressor based on the refrigerant flowrate calculated by the refrigerant flowrate calculating portion, the intake pressure of the compressor, and the discharge pressure of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma MIYAZAKI, Yoshikatsu SAWADA, Yasutane HIJIKATA, Takeshi WAKISAKA, Hiroyuki NAKAIMA
  • Publication number: 20080295532
    Abstract: A compressor inlet pressure estimation apparatus for a refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. An electronic control unit 14 uses Tefin_lag(N) as an actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) during a period Tp1 included in the timing t1 to t2. During a period Tp2 included in the timing t1 to t2, Tefin_fwd(N) is used as the actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N). Thus, a highly accurate corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) can be determined over the on period (t1 to t2) of a compressor 2. In addition, Tefin_fwd(N) is used as the actual corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) during the off period (t2 to 3) of the compressor 2. As a result, a highly accurate corrected temperature Tefin_AD(N) can be determined over the whole period including the on and off periods of the compressor 2. In this way, a highly accurate estimated value Ps_es(N) of the refrigerant inlet pressure of the compressor 2 can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20080295530
    Abstract: A compressor inlet pressure estimation apparatus for a refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. An electronic control unit 14 answers YES by judging that the command to start a compressor 2 is issued when an air-conditioning switch is turned on in step S100. After that, the electronic control unit 14 answers NO in the case where a timer count time Tc is shorter than a predetermined time T1 in step S120. At the same time, Tefin_C is set to 15° C. in step S130. The lower one of Tefin_C and Tefin determined in this way is determined as Tefin_d (step S150). After that, Tefin_d is input to the first-order lag function to acquire Tefin_AD(N). Then, the control proceeds to step S170, where the estimated value Ps_es(N) of the refrigerant inlet pressure of the compressor 2 is determined using Tefin_AD(N) and Gr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20080289348
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle system is disclosed. A compression unit 11 for compressing the refrigerant by the drive force of a vehicle engine 4 is arranged in a housing 10 of a compressor 1. The flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11 is detected by a flow rate sensor 15 including a throttle portion 15b and a pressure difference detection mechanism 15a. The throttle portion 15b reduces the flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11. The pressure difference detection mechanism 15a detects the pressure difference between the upstream side and the downstream side of the throttle portion 15b in the refrigerant flow thereby to detect the flow rate of the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11. An oil separator 12 for separating the lubricating oil from the refrigerant discharged from the compression unit 11 is interposed between the compression unit 11 and the flow rate sensor 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20080292470
    Abstract: A compressor drive torque estimating device to be adapted for a system provided with a refrigeration cycle in which a refrigerant is circulated by a compressor driven by a drive source mounted in a vehicle, comprising heat load detecting means for detecting a heat load of the refrigeration cycle, a storage unit storing a plurality of estimated drive torque characteristics establishing correlation between a drive torque change characteristic of the compressor and an elapsed time from a time of start of operation of the compressor, an estimated drive torque characteristic selecting means for selecting the one of the plurality of estimated drive torque characteristics stored in the storage unit based on detected values detected by the heat load detecting means, and an estimated drive torque calculating means for calculating an estimated drive torque of the compressor based on the estimated drive torque characteristic selected by the estimated drive torque characteristic selecting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20080288185
    Abstract: A compressor drive torque estimating device able to suppress discrepancy between an estimated drive torque due to delay of a switching timing of a torque estimating means of a compressor and an actual drive torque of the compressor, provided with a flow rate detecting means for detecting a refrigerant flow rate, a check valve opening only in a refrigerant discharge direction in the compressor, a storage part storing estimated drive torque characteristics determining the correspondence between a drive torque behavior of the compressor and an elapsed time from the start of operation of the compressor, a first estimated drive torque calculating means for calculating an estimated drive torque based on estimated torque characteristic stored in the storage part, a second estimated drive torque calculating means for calculating the estimated drive torque using a flow rate detecting means, and an estimated drive torque switching means for switching from the first estimated drive torque calculating means to the second
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20070101736
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor driven by a vehicle engine for drawing and compressing gas refrigerant from an evaporator, a variable displacement mechanism which varies a discharge capacity of the compressor based on a control value from an exterior to approach a suction pressure of the compressor to a predetermined suction pressure, and a control unit for controlling the discharge capacity of the compressor. The control unit includes a determining part for determining an accelerating state of the vehicle engine, a detecting member which detects a thermal load of the evaporator, a setting part for setting a minimum control value in accordance with the thermal load, and a controlling part. The controlling part reduces the control value to the minimum control value and returns the reduced control value to a control value before the reducing, when the determining means determines an accelerating state of the vehicle engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Sawada, Yasutane Hijikata, Hiromasa Tanaka, Takashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7207784
    Abstract: When a hybrid compressor starts being driven by an electric motor, the electric current of a capacity control valve is applied at an initial control electric current SS that is greater than a control electric current S, which is from the state of a refrigerating circuit. This triggers a swash plate of the hybrid compressor to be rapidly inclined. Thereafter, the electric current of the displacement control valve is applied at the control electric current S. This structure enables the displacement of the hybrid compressor to rapidly recover when the hybrid compressor starts being driven by the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiko Sato, Nobuhiro Miura, Yasutane Hijikata, Masato Komura
  • Patent number: 7025572
    Abstract: A compressor for a vehicle air conditioner includes a pressure sensor and a torque computing unit for computing the compressor torque. The compressor also has a communication unit that allows data communication with other devices based on vehicle data communication protocols. The torque computing unit and the communication unit are integral with the compressor. Therefore, it is possible to calculate the driving torque quickly, and an engine electronic control unit can control an engine such that the torque required for the compressor can be quickly generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Miyagawa, Yasutane Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20060032623
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for cooling or heating an air, and for feeding the heated or cooled air to predetermined portions is characterized by comprising: a first circulating circuit for circulating a first heating medium; a second circulating circuit for circulating a second heating medium; a control unit for controlling the heat for executing heat exchange between the first heating medium and the second heating medium to flow through either the heat exchanger or the first heat storing device. Moreover, an air temperature is controlled by heat of the second heating medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Kenji Tsubone, Yasukazu Aikawa, Yasutane Hijikata