Patents by Inventor Yuichi KAMI

Yuichi KAMI 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: 20210108841
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor, a radiator, a first expansion valve, a second expansion valve, a first evaporator, a second evaporator, and a controller. The controller is configured to switch between a first evaporator priority control and a second evaporator priority control. During the first evaporator priority control, the controller controls a throttle opening of the second expansion valve based on at least one of a temperature of a first evaporator, a temperature of a refrigerant flowing through the first evaporator, and a temperature of an air having exchanged heat in the first evaporator. During the second evaporator priority mode, the controller controls the throttle opening based on a refrigerant state of the second evaporator. When the at least one of the temperatures is equal to or greater than a switching temperature, the second priority mode is switched to the first priority mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kengo SUGIMURA, Satoshi ITO, Yuichi KAMI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210101450
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a compressor, a radiator, an air-conditioning heat exchanger, a cooling heat exchanger, an air-conditioning decompression unit, a cooler-unit decompression unit, a refrigerant flow rate detector, and a controller. The radiator is configured to radiate heat of refrigerant discharged from the compressor. The air-conditioning heat exchanger absorbs heat from air to evaporate the refrigerant. The cooling heat exchanger is arranged in parallel with the air-conditioning heat exchanger in the flow of refrigerant. The air-conditioning decompression unit adjusts a decompression amount of the refrigerant flowing into the air-conditioning heat exchanger. The cooler-unit decompression unit adjusts a decompression amount of the refrigerant flowing into the cooling heat exchanger. The controller controls the operation of the cooler-unit decompression unit so that the flow rate of the refrigerant detected by the refrigerant flow rate detector exceeds a predetermined reference flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Yuichi KAMI, Kengo SUGIMURA, Satoshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20210101451
    Abstract: A first evaporator cools air-conditioning air. A second evaporator cools an object. A first orifice unit and a second orifice unit are capable of changing a refrigerant amount of the first evaporator and the second evaporator, respectively. A control unit controls both the first orifice unit and the second orifice unit so that a temperature of the second evaporator approaches a target temperature. The control unit, in a first mode, performs control not to evaporate a refrigerant at the first evaporator and to evaporate the refrigerant at the second evaporator. The control unit, in a second mode, performs control to evaporate the refrigerant at both the first evaporator and the second evaporator. The control unit sets the target temperature in a first mode higher than that in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Satoshi ITO, Yuichi KAMI, Kengo SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210102716
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a heating unit, an air-heating expansion valve, an outdoor heat exchanger, an air-cooling expansion valve, an indoor evaporator, and a cooler-unit expansion valve, a cooler unit, and a refrigerant circuit switching unit. In a heating series cooler-unit mode, refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the air-heating expansion valve, the outdoor heat exchanger, the cooler-unit expansion valve, and the cooler unit. In a heating parallel cooler-unit mode, refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the air-heating expansion valve, and the outdoor heat exchanger, and refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the cooler-unit expansion valve, and the cooler unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi ITO, Kengo SUGIMURA, Yuichi KAMI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210088246
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a heat medium circuit, a refrigerant cycle device, a discharge capacity controlling section, a heat generation amount controlling section, a target temperature determining section, and an upper limit determining section. The heat medium circuit includes a heating heat exchanger and an electric heater. The refrigerant cycle device exchanges heat between a heat medium in the heat medium circuit and a refrigerant discharged from an electric compressor. During a heater priority mode, the rotational speed of the compressor is increased to reach an upper limit and a heating amount of the heater is increased as a temperature difference increases. During a compressor priority mode, the heating amount of the heater is decreased and the rotational speed is increased to compensate for a decreasing amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi KAMI, Kengo SUGIMURA, Mitsuo OOURA
  • Publication number: 20180222287
    Abstract: A heat pump system includes a compressor that compresses and discharges a refrigerant, a decompressor that decompresses the refrigerant, an outdoor unit that exchanges heat between the refrigerant and an outside air, an evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant, a condenser that condenses the refrigerant, an internal heat exchanger, an accumulator that separates the refrigerant into a gas refrigerant and a liquid refrigerant, and a flow pathway changing portion. The internal heat exchanger includes a high-pressure passage through which a high-pressure refrigerant flows, and a low-pressure passage through which a low-pressure refrigerant flows, the internal heat exchanger exchanging heat between the refrigerant flowing through the high-pressure passage and the refrigerant flowing through the low-pressure passage. The flow pathway changing portion that switches between a cooling pathway and a heating pathway. According to this heat pump system, a cooling capacity and a heating capacity can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi MIEDA, Ryohei SUGIMURA, Masaaki KAWAKUBO, Yuichi KAMI