Patents by Inventor Yuuki YOTSUMOTO

Yuuki YOTSUMOTO 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: 11365335
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a mixed refrigerant having three types of performance; i.e., a refrigerating capacity (also referred to as cooling capacity) and a coefficient of performance (COP) that are equivalent to those of R410A, and a sufficiently low GWP. Provided as a means for achieving the object is a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene (R1234yf).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi Itano, Daisuke Karube, Yuuki Yotsumoto, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Shun Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 11352535
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a low GWP, low flammability, a COP equivalent to that of R410A, and a refrigerating capacity almost equivalent to that of R410A. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising CO2 (R744), hexafluoropropene (FO-1216), and at least one compound A selected from the group consisting of trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), trans-1,2-difluoroethylene [(E)-HFO-1132], cis-1,2-difluoroethylene [(Z)-HFO-1132], fluoroethylene (HFO-1141), and 3,3,3-trifluoropropyne (TFP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi Itano, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Yuuki Yotsumoto, Akihito Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20220120476
    Abstract: An inside air-conditioning device includes a refrigerant circuit (50) and a refrigerant that is sealed in the refrigerant circuit (50). The refrigerant circuit (50) includes a compressor (10), a condenser (25), an electronic expansion valve (13), and an evaporator (17). The refrigerant contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto IKEMIYA, Shinichi FUJINAKA, Masaru TANAKA, Shun OHKUBO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Mitsushi ITANO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220064509
    Abstract: An object of the present invention relates to a refrigerant composition that has three types of performance, i.e., a refrigerating capacity that is equivalent to or higher than that of R410A, a sufficiently low GWP, and a lower flammability (Class 2L) according to the ASHRAE standard. As a means for achieving the object, a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising CO2, trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), difluoromethane (R32), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-l-propene (R1234yf), is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA
  • Publication number: 20220017799
    Abstract: Provided is a heat transfer composition comprising at least one iodocarbon compound and a refrigeration oil, and having a turbidity of 100 degrees or less as measured in accordance with JIS K0101 after stability testing. Also provided is a heat transfer composition comprising at least one iodocarbon compound and a refrigeration oil in which no hydrogen atom is bonded to a carbon atom or silicon atom in a main chain skeleton. These heat transfer compositions have significantly improved stability and are prevented from discoloration due to deterioration over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210355359
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a composition comprising a refrigerant that has the characteristics of having a sufficiently low GWP, and having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A. The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), 1,1,2-trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein the total concentration of the three components is 99.5 mass % or more, based on the entire refrigerant, and the three components have a mass ratio that falls within a region surrounded by a figure passing through the following 5 points in a ternary composition diagram whose three vertices represent the three components: point A (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=42.5/1.0/56.5 mass %), point B (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=27.1/1.0/71.9 mass %), point C (HFO-1132(E)/HFO-1123/HFO-1234yf=1.0/30.4/68.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210355361
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity (Capacity) equivalent to or higher than those of R134a, and having a sufficiently low GWP. The present disclosure is, specifically, a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising cis-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(Z)) and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein HFO-1132(Z) is present in an amount of 53.0 to 59.5 mass %, and HFO-1234yf is present in an amount of 47.0 to 40.5 mass %, based on the total mass of IFO-1132(Z) and HFO-1234yf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Mitsushi ITANO
  • Publication number: 20210340422
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant that has characteristics of having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A, and having a sufficiently low GWP. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), difluoromethane (HFC-32), and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein the total concentration of the three components is 99.5% by mass or more, based on the entire refrigerant, and three components have a mass ratio that falls within a region surrounded by a figure passing through the following 4 points in a ternary composition diagram whose three vertices represent the three components: point A (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=51.8/1.0/47.2 mass %), point B (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=35.3/1.0/63.7 mass %), point C (HFO-1132(E)/HFC-32/HFO-1234yf=10.1/18.0/71.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • 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: 20210261839
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (a) a flammable refrigerant; and (b) at least one organic compound selected from the group consisting of halogenated hydrocarbons individually represented by the following formulas: CFnW(4-n), wherein each W is the same or different and represents Cl, Br, or I, and n represents 1 or 2, with the proviso that the case in which n is 2, and all W are Cl, and the case in which n is 2, and all W are Br, are excluded; CF3CX3, wherein each X is the same or different and represents F, Cl, Br, or I, with the proviso that the case in which all X are F is excluded; CF3CF2CY3, wherein each Y is the same or different and represents F, Cl, Br, or I, with the proviso that the case in which all Y are F is excluded; and CF3CF2CF2CZ3, wherein each Z is the same or different and represents F, Cl, Br, or I, with the proviso that the case in which all Z are F is excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11091679
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP; is non-flammable or mildly flammable; and has a refrigerating capacity (Cap) and/or coefficient of performance (COP) equivalent to or higher than those of traditional refrigerants, such as R-134a, R-410A, R-123, or R-404A, when used as an alternative refrigerant for these traditional refrigerants. Specifically, provided is a refrigerant composition containing FO-1216 and a hydrofluoroolefin, wherein the hydrofluoroolefin is at least one member of HFO-1234ze and HFO-1243zf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Yotsumoto, Ikumi Tomotsuka, Akihito Mizuno, Yuzo Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20210198547
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerant composition having performance such as ASHRAE non-flammability, a large refrigerating capacity, a GWP lower than that of HFC-134a, and a COP that is equal to that of HFC-134a. A refrigerant composition comprising HFO-1234ze(E) and HFC-134, which is for use in at least one refrigeration apparatus selected from the group consisting of refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, ice makers, refrigerating showcases, freezing showcases, freezing and refrigerating units, refrigerating machines for freezing and refrigerating warehouses, chillers (chilling units), turbo refrigerating machines, and screw refrigerating machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Daisuke KARUBE, Akihito MIZUNO, Hitomi KUROKI, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210189209
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerant composition that has a low GWP; is non-flammable or mildly flammable; and has a refrigerating capacity (Cap) and/or coefficient of performance (COP) equivalent to or higher than those of traditional refrigerants, such as R-134a, R-410A, R-123, or R-404A, when used as an alternative refrigerant for these traditional refrigerants. Specifically, provided is a refrigerant composition containing FO-1216 and a hydrofluoroolefin, wherein the hydrofluoroolefin is at least one member of HFO-1234ze and HFO-1243zf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Ikumi TOMOTSUKA, Akihito MIZUNO, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210171815
    Abstract: Provided is a mixed refrigerant having two types of performance, i.e., a coefficient of performance that is equivalent to that of R410A and a sufficiently low GWP. Provided as a means for a solution is a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)), trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123), and difluoromethane (R32) at specific concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210164703
    Abstract: An air-conditioning unit that is able to suppress ignition at an electric heater even when leakage of refrigerant occurs while a low-GWP refrigerant is used is provided. In an outdoor unit (20) including a casing (60), a compressor (21) provided inside the casing (60) and configured to compress refrigerant containing 1,2-difluoroethylene, and a drain pan heater (54) provided inside the casing (60), an electric power consumption of the drain pan heater (54) is lower than or equal to 300 W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Takuro YAMADA, Atsushi YOSHIMI, Ikuhiro IWATA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA
  • Publication number: 20210163804
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus (10) includes a refrigerant circuit (11) including a compressor (12), a heat source-side heat exchanger (13), an expansion mechanism (14), and a usage-side heat exchanger (15). In the refrigerant circuit (11), a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) is sealed. At least during a predetermined operation, in at least one of the heat source-side heat exchanger (13) and the usage-side heat exchanger (15), a flow of the refrigerant and a flow of a heating medium that exchanges heating with the refrigerant are counter flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    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
  • 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: 20210139758
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant characterized by having a coefficient of performance (COP) and a refrigerating capacity equivalent to or higher than those of R404A, and having a sufficiently low GWP. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132 (E)) and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf), wherein HFO-1132 (E) is present in an amount of 35.0 to 65.0 mass %, and HFO-1234yf is present in an amount of 65.0 to 35.0 mass %, based on the total mass of HFO-1132 (E) and HFO-1234yf, and wherein the refrigerant is for use in operating a refrigeration cycle in which the evaporation temperature is ?75 to ?5° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210095897
    Abstract: A heat source unit and a refrigeration cycle apparatus that are able to reduce damage to a connection pipe when a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used are provided. An outdoor unit (20) that is connected via a liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a gas-side connection pipe (5) to an indoor unit (30) including an indoor heat exchanger (31) and that is a component of an air conditioner (1) includes a compressor (21) and an outdoor heat exchanger (23). A refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used as a refrigerant. A design pressure of the outdoor unit (20) is lower than 1.5 times a design pressure of each of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and the gas-side connection pipe (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    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