Patents by Inventor Yuzo Komatsu

Yuzo Komatsu 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: 20210253502
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing fluoroolefin represented by formula (1): CX1X2=CX3X4, wherein X1, X2, X3, and X4 are the same or different, and represent a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, with high selectivity. Specifically, the present disclosure is a method for producing a fluoroolefin represented by formula (1) described above, the method comprising a dehydrofluorination step of bringing a fluorocarbon represented by formula (2): CX1X2FCX3X4H, wherein X1, X2, X3, and X4 are as defined above, into contact with a metal catalyst to perform dehydrofluorination, the dehydrofluorination step being performed in the gas phase in the presence of water, the concentration of the water being less than 500 ppm relative to the fluorocarbon represented by formula (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Tsubasa NAKAUE, Takehiro CHAKI, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • 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: 20210246090
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an efficient method for obtaining a desired isomer of HFO-1132 from a composition comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)) and cis-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(Z)). The present invention provides, as a means for solving the problem, a method for producing HFO-1132(E) and/or HFO-1132(Z), comprising steps (1) to (3): (1) supplying a composition comprising HFO-1132(E) and/or HFO-1132(Z) to a reactor filled with a catalyst to perform an isomerization reaction between the HFO-1132(E) and the HFO-1132(Z); (2) separating the reaction product obtained in step (1) into a first stream comprising the HFO-1132(E) as a main component, and a second stream comprising the HFO-1132(Z) as a main component; and (3) recycling the first stream or the second stream obtained in step (2) to the reactor, to subject the first stream or the second stream to the isomerization reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Tsubasa NAKAUE, Yuzo KOMATSU, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Takehiro CHAKI, Megumi KUSHIDA
  • 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: 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: 20210163381
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preparing 1,2-difluoroethylene and/or 1,1,2-trifluoroethane, comprising a step of performing at least one fluorination reaction by bringing at least one halide selected from the group consisting of haloethanes represented by general formula (1) CHX1X2CH2X3 (wherein X1, X2, and X3 are the same or different, and represent Cl, Br, or F) and haloethylenes represented by general formula (2) CHX4?CHX5 (wherein X4 and X5 are the same or different, and represent Cl, Br or F, with the proviso that the case in which X4 and X5 are both F is excluded).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuzo KOMATSU
  • 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: 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: 20210147323
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an efficient method for obtaining a desired isomer of HFO-1132 from a composition comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)) and cis-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(Z)). The present invention provides, as a means for solving the problem, a method for producing HFO-1132(E) and/or HFO-1132(Z), comprising steps (1) to (3): (1) supplying a composition comprising HFO-1132(E) and/or HFO-1132(Z) to a reactor filled with a catalyst to perform an isomerization reaction between the HFO-1132(E) and the HFO-1132(Z); (2) separating the reaction product obtained in step (1) into a first stream comprising the HFO-1132(E) as a main component, and a second stream comprising the HFO-1132(Z) as a main component; and (3) recycling the first stream or the second stream obtained in step (2) to the reactor, to subject the first stream or the second stream to the isomerization reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Tsubasa NAKAUE, Yuzo KOMATSU, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Takehiro CHAKI, Megumi KUSHIDA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210087446
    Abstract: An object is to provide a mixed refrigerant having four types of performance, i.e., a coefficient of performance and a refrigerating capacity that are equivalent to those of R410A, a sufficiently low GWP, and a lower flammability (Class 2L) according to the ASHRAE standard. Provided as a means for a solution is a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)) and trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123) in a total amount of 99.5 mass % or more based on the entire refrigerant, and the refrigerant comprising 62.5 mass % to 72.5 mass % of HFO-1132(E) based on the entire refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210079278
    Abstract: An object is to provide a mixed refrigerant having four types of performance, i.e., a coefficient of performance and a refrigerating capacity that are equivalent to those of R410A, a sufficiently low GWP, and a lower flammability (Class 2L) according to the ASHRAE standard. Provided as a means for a solution is a composition comprising a refrigerant, the refrigerant comprising trans-1,2-difluoroethylene (HFO-1132(E)) and trifluoroethylene (HFO-1123) in a total amount of 99.5 mass % or more based on the entire refrigerant, and the refrigerant comprising 62.0 mass % to 72.0 mass % of HFO-1132(E) based on the entire refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Yuzo KOMATSU
  • 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: 20210003323
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit capable of performing a refrigeration cycle using a small-GWP refrigerant is provided. A refrigeration cycle apparatus (1, 1a to 1m) includes a refrigerant circuit (10) including a compressor (21), a condenser (23, 31, 36), a decompressing section (24, 44, 45, 33, 38), and an evaporator (31, 36, 23), and a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene enclosed in the refrigerant circuit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 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: 20200393176
    Abstract: High efficiency of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) includes a motor (70) that has a rotor (71) including permanent magnets (712) and thus is suitable for a variable capacity compressor in which the number of rotations of the motor can be changed. In this case, it is possible to change the number of rotations of the motor in accordance with an air conditioning load in an air conditioner (1) that uses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroechylene. It is thus possible to enable high efficiency of the compressor (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • 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: 20200393178
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus that is able to suppress a decrease in capacity when a refrigerant that contains at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used is provided. In an air conditioner (1) including a refrigerant circuit (10) in which a compressor (21), an outdoor heat exchanger (23), an outdoor expansion valve (24), a liquid-side connection pipe (6), an indoor heat exchanger (31), and a gas-side connection pipe (5) are connected, a refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is used, a pipe outer diameter of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) and a pipe outer diameter of the gas-side connection pipe (5) each are D0/8 inches (where, “D0-? inches” is a pipe outer diameter of a connection pipe when refrigerant R32 is used), a range of the D0 of the liquid-side connection pipe (6) is “2?D0?4”, and a range of the D0 of the gas-side connection pipe (5) is “3?D0?8”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 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
  • Publication number: 20200393175
    Abstract: High power of a compressor that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene is achieved. A compressor (100) employs an induction motor (70) as a motor that drives a compression unit (60) that compresses a mixed refrigerant containing at least 1,2-difluoroethylene, and thus, high power is enabled at comparatively low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari ASANO, Keiji AOTA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200392387
    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: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke OHTSUKA, Mitsushi ITANO, Daisuke KARUBE, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Yuzo KOMATSU, Shun OHKUBO, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA