Patents by Inventor Yumi Toda

Yumi Toda 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200326101
    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: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 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
  • Patent number: 7544320
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a porous ceramic structure, comprising the steps of: preparing a formed structure using a ceramic material containing a pore former and a binder; and drying and firing the formed structure, wherein the process of firing the formed structure comprises the steps of: holding a firing atmosphere temperature in a temperature range of ?50 to +10° C. with respect to a combustion start temperature of the binder from the time when the temperature reaches the combustion start temperature of the binder contained in the porous ceramic structure to be fired to the time when the binder is burnt out. According to this method, ceramic structures having not only a low porosity but also a high porosity can be manufactured without generating any crack during the firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumi Toda, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Yukihisa Wada
  • Patent number: 7429351
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a porous ceramic structure which can produce a high porosity ceramic structure as well as a low porosity ceramic structure without causing cracks at the time of firing. A method for manufacturing a porous ceramic structure comprising molding a raw material which contains a ceramic material as a main component and a pore-forming agent and then drying and firing the obtained molded article. When the molded article is fired, the temperature of a firing environment is raised substantially in synchronization with the temperature of the central portion of the molded article within a temperature range in which at least a portion of the molded article is shrunk by firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumi Toda, Yukihisa Wada, Yasushi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20050242455
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a porous ceramic structure, comprising the steps of: preparing a formed structure using a ceramic material containing a pore former and a binder; and drying and firing the formed structure, wherein the process of firing the formed structure comprises the steps of: holding a firing atmosphere temperature in a temperature range of ?50 to +10° C. with respect to a combustion start temperature of the binder from the time when the temperature reaches the combustion start temperature of the binder contained in the porous ceramic structure to be fired to the time when the binder is burnt out. According to this method, ceramic structures having not only a low porosity but also a high porosity can be manufactured without generating any crack during the firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Toda, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Yukihisa Wada
  • Publication number: 20050046063
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a porous ceramic structure which can produce a high porosity ceramic structure as well as a low porosity ceramic structure without causing cracks at the time of firing. A method for manufacturing a porous ceramic structure comprising molding a raw material which contains a ceramic material as a main component and a pore-forming agent and then drying and firing the obtained molded article. When the molded article is fired, the temperature of a firing environment is raised substantially in synchronization with the temperature of the central portion of the molded article within a temperature range in which at least a portion of the molded article is shrunk by firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumi Toda, Yukihisa Wada, Yasushi Noguchi