Patents Assigned to Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20230003180
    Abstract: A flow control valve may include a housing including a fluid-flow channel, a valve seat including a valve hole and positioned in the fluid-flow channel, an electric motor disposed in the housing, and a valve body configured to be axially moved toward and away from the valve seat by the electric motor via a feed screw mechanism. The valve body includes a straight projecting portion. The projecting portion is configured to be positioned in the valve hole in an initial valve body lifting range in which a lift distance of the valve body relative to the valve seat is not greater than a predetermined lift distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koma ITO, Shinji MURAI
  • Patent number: 11542897
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing device that includes a fuel tank; a vapor passage through which evaporated fuel generated from a fuel in the fuel tank flows; a closing valve configured to open and close the vapor passage; a concentration sensor configured to detect a concentration of the evaporated fuel in the vapor passage downstream of the closing valve; and a controller. When the closing valve moves toward an open side in the closed state, the controller may specify a valve-opening-start position of the closing valve based on a concentration detected by the concentration sensor, wherein the valve-opening-start position is a position where the closing valve transitions from the closed state to the opened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 11541341
    Abstract: A dust filter includes a filter medium configured to filter foreign substances, such as dust, from atmospheric air. The dust filter also includes a case within which the filter medium is disposed. A first chamber in the case on one side of the filter medium defines a clean side, and a second chamber in the case on the other side of the filter medium defines a dirty side. The case includes a first port that provides fluid communication between the first chamber and the air passage, and a second port that provides fluid communication between the second chamber and the surrounding atmosphere. The second port is configured to allow water accumulated in the case to drain to the outside of the case by gravity while the case is mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Tsuchiya, Norihiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220389890
    Abstract: An EGR valve device including a housing including a flow passage, a valve element that opens and closes the flow passage, a valve shaft to which the valve element is provided, and an outer housing including an assembly hole for the housing and other flow passages. When the housing is assembled in the assembly hole, an inlet and an outlet of the flow passage communicate with the other flow passages, and seal members are provided between the housing and the outer housing near the inlet and near the outlet. Assembly grooves are formed in the outer surface of the housing. A portion of each of the seal members that correspond to the assembly grooves has either an outer shape matching the shape of the assembly grooves or a shape formed by addition of a tightening margin to the outer shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220389889
    Abstract: A leakage detector includes a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in a detecting target area of the fuel vapor treatment system and a controller. The controller measures the pressure in the detecting target area at a certain point in time. The controller then determines whether the measured pressure satisfies a condition for leakage detection by a vapor pressure device. When the controller determines that the condition is satisfied, the controller selects the vapor pressure device. When the controller determines that the condition is not satisfied, the controller predicts the change in vapor pressure at a subsequent temperature based on a saturated vapor pressure characteristic of the fuel. If it is determined the pressure in the detecting target will satisfy a predetermined condition, the controller selects a pressure application device. If it is determined that the predetermined condition will be satisfied, the controller selects the vapor pressure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya TANIDA, Mariko KAWASE
  • Patent number: 11511621
    Abstract: A fuel tank unit includes a lid member configured to close an opening formed on a fuel tank. The fuel tank also includes an upper unit attached to the lid member and including a combination valve device configured to be introduced into the fuel tank via the opening formed on the fuel tank and configured to function as an evaporated fuel control valve and a full limit valve. The lid member includes a cylindrical protective case configured to protect the combination valve device of the upper unit when the combination valve device is introduced into the fuel tank via the opening. The protective case is configured to entirely enclose an outer circumferential surface of the combination valve device with a space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Noba, Kensuke Niwa, Tetsumasa Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20220372938
    Abstract: An EGR valve device equipped with: a housing which contains a flow passage; a valve element for opening and closing the flow passage; a valve shaft to which the valve element is provided; and a mating member which includes an assembly hole in which the housing is assembled, and also includes another flow passage. The flow passage is connected to the other flow passage while the housing is assembled in the assembly hole of the mating member, and a sealing member is provided in at least one location between the outer surface of the housing and the inner surface of the assembly hole. The sealing member includes a vibration-reducing part which has a vibration-reducing function and is formed from an elastic material, and also includes a sealing part which has a sealing function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi SUGIHARA
  • Patent number: 11506160
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes: a sub-tank to be fixed on a bottom of a fuel tank, the sub-tank temporarily storing fuel in the fuel tank, an upper side of the sub-tank having an opening; a bracket attached to an opening side of the sub-tank; an electric pump that pumps up the fuel in the sub-tank and supplies the fuel to outside of the sub-tank; and multiple fitting portions arranged on an outer edge of the bracket and to fix the bracket to the sub-tank by being fitted to a plurality of receiving portions arranged on the opening of the sub-tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shingo Fukuoka, Kenji Okabe
  • Publication number: 20220364536
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a fuel supply passage, a fuel pump, a pressure-regulating valve, and a housing. The fuel supply passage is in communication with the fuel injector. The fuel pump pumps the fuel to the fuel supply passage. The pressure-regulating valve regulates the pressure of the fuel in the fuel supply passage. The housing is disposed in the fuel tank. The housing accommodates the fuel pump and the pressure-regulating valve. The fuel supply passage is formed within the housing. The pressure-regulating valve is connected to an end portion of the fuel supply passage formed in the housing. The volume of the end portion of the fuel supply passage in the housing is configured to increase with increasing pressure of the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru KAMEI, Takashi KANIE, Satoshi ITO, Takuma UNO
  • Patent number: 11499649
    Abstract: A flow control valve includes a housing having a valve chamber, an inlet port, an outlet port, and a valve seat. In addition, the flow control valve includes a valve body disposed in the valve chamber, an actuator having an output rotational shaft, a feed screw mechanism to convert forward and reverse rotational motion of the output rotational shaft to axial reciprocating motion of the valve body, a backlash preventive spring positioned between the housing and the valve body, and a spring supporting device formed on the housing and having a spring seating surface. The spring seating surface is spaced from the valve seat in an opening direction of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Murai
  • Publication number: 20220355662
    Abstract: A fuel tank unit may include a fuel tank, a canister configured to adsorb and desorb vapor generated in the fuel tank, a vapor conduit communicating the fuel tank with the canister, and a full tank fuel level limiting valve device connected to a fuel tank-side end of the vapor conduit. The full tank fuel level limiting valve device includes a full tank fuel level limiting valve and an actuator. The full tank fuel level limiting valve includes a float that is configured to float due to a buoyancy force of fuel in the fuel tank so as to close the full tank fuel level limiting valve when the fuel tank is filled up. The actuator includes a valve closure prevention member that is configured to move and press the float when the actuator is activated, so as to prevent the float from moving in a valve closing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naohito BUSEKI
  • Patent number: 11493011
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a fuel supply passage, a fuel pump, a pressure-regulating valve, and a housing. The fuel supply passage is in communication with the fuel injector. The fuel pump pumps the fuel to the fuel supply passage. The pressure-regulating valve regulates the pressure of the fuel in the fuel supply passage. The housing is disposed in the fuel tank. The housing accommodates the fuel pump and the pressure-regulating valve. The fuel supply passage is formed within the housing. The pressure-regulating valve is connected to an end portion of the fuel supply passage formed in the housing. The volume of the end portion of the fuel supply passage in the housing is configured to increase with increasing pressure of the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru Kamei, Takashi Kanie, Satoshi Ito, Takuma Uno
  • Publication number: 20220349795
    Abstract: A concentration measuring device includes a circulation passage, an aspirator, a differential pressure sensor, and a control unit. The aspirator is disposed in a fuel tank and is connected to the circulation passage. While a gas flows from a gaseous layer within a fuel tank through the circulation passage due to a negative pressure generated in the aspirator, the differential pressure sensor measures a pressure difference of the gas within the circulation passage between an upstream side of a narrowed part, having a narrower passage area than an adjacent portion of the circulation passage, and a downstream side of the narrowed part. The control unit is configured to calculate a density of the fuel vapor from the pressure difference of the gas and to calculate a concentration of the fuel vapor from the density of the fuel vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya TANIDA, Mariko KAWASE
  • Publication number: 20220349772
    Abstract: A leakage detector for a fuel vapor processing system includes a pressure sensor and a control unit. The pressure sensor is configured to measure an internal pressure of the fuel vapor processing system. The control unit is configured to calculate changes of a fuel vapor pressure from a saturation vapor pressure curve of the fuel vapor, a fuel vapor concentration of the fuel vapor in a gaseous layer within the fuel vapor processing system, and a convective velocity in the gaseous layer, to correct a reference pressure for leakage detection based on the changes of the fuel vapor pressure so as to calculate a corrected reference pressure, and to compare the internal pressure measured by the first pressure sensor to the corrected reference pressure so as to determine whether any of the fuel vapor has leaked from the fuel vapor processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya TANIDA, Mariko KAWASE
  • Publication number: 20220341376
    Abstract: A failure diagnostic device is configured to determine saturated vapor pressures of a fuel within a fuel tank. In a fuel vapor processing apparatus, some or all of the passages and spaces into which the fuel vapor flows into the fuel vapor processing apparatus are closed to the atmosphere. In this condition, the failure diagnostic device determines a plurality of saturated vapor pressure characteristics over time. The failure diagnostic device is configured to diagnose whether or not a leakage or a blockage failure in the fuel vapor processing apparatus is present. The failure diagnostic device determines a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) based on each of the plurality of determined saturated fuel vapor pressure characteristic and diagnoses whether or not a failure is present in accordance with a change in these RVPs over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mariko KAWASE, Yuya TANIDA
  • Patent number: 11479256
    Abstract: A control device that may be a control device of a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle including an engine; an electric generator configured to generate electric power by operation of the engine; a battery configured to store the electric power; a traction motor configured to operate by the electric power stored in the battery; and a throttle valve configured to adjust an amount of air to be supplied to the engine. The control device is configured to estimate torque of the engine based on an output current value of the electric generator. The control device is configured to estimate an actual aperture of the throttle valve based on the estimated torque and revolution speed of the engine. The control device is configured to perform feedback control so that the aperture of the throttle valve is adjusted to the target aperture based on the estimated actual aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Hayashi, Kazunori Ito
  • Patent number: 11478738
    Abstract: An air filter device includes an air filter and a filter case having a filter housing for housing the air filter. The filter case has a pipe part enclosing an outer circumference of a second end of a filler pipe. The second end of the filler pipe defines a fuel filler opening and is opposite to a first end of the filler pipe connected to a fuel tank of a vehicle. A distance between the pipe part and the fuel filler opening is less than a distance between the filter housing and the fuel filler opening. The pipe part is configured to be inserted into a fixed member fixed to a vehicle body. The pipe part has a flange that extends radially outward from the pipe part and is spaced apart from the filter housing in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220333708
    Abstract: An EGR valve includes: an inner housing including a flow passage; a valve element which opens and closes the flow passage; a valve shaft on which the valve element is provided; an outer housing in which the inner housing is assembled; and a drive unit which drives the valve shaft. The flow passage of the inner housing includes an inlet and an outlet. The outer housing includes an assembly hole and separate flow passages. When the inner housing is assembled in the assembly hole, the inlet and the outlet of the inner housing communicate with the separate flow passages of the outer housing; an inlet sealing member is provided between the inner housing and the outer housing to correspond to the periphery of the inlet; and an outlet sealing member is provided between the inner housing and the outer housing to correspond to the periphery of the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIHARA, Mamoru YOSHIOKA, Shinji KAWAI, Takashi BESSHO, Koki YASUDA, Kaisho SO, Hirotaka FUKUTA, Mizuki KODAMA
  • Patent number: 11476481
    Abstract: A control device of a fuel cell system does not execute feedback control of an air valve in a case where a first condition in which a valve opening degree command value calculated by the control device is less than a command value threshold and a second condition in which a valve opening degree measurement value measured by an air valve opening degree sensor is less than a measurement value threshold are satisfied, and executes the feedback control of the air valve in a case where the first condition or the second condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Jiro Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20220316431
    Abstract: A poppet-type EGR valve includes: a housing that includes a flow passage; a valve seat; a valve body allowed to be seated on the valve seat; a valve shaft on which the valve body is provided at one end section thereof; and a drive unit reciprocally driving the valve shaft. The flow passage has an inlet and an outlet and includes a bent passage portion that is bent downstream from the valve seat in a direction perpendicular to the direction toward the inlet. The bent passage portion includes at least one of a section in which the passage area is constant and a section in which the passage area increases toward the downstream direction, and does not include a section in which the passage area decreases toward the downstream direction. In the section in which the passage area increases toward the downstream direction, the passage area changes gradually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya SUZUKI, Koichi SUGIHARA