Patents Assigned to Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20210010446
    Abstract: An EGR gas distributor includes a gas chamber, a gas inflow passage to introduce EGR gas on its upstream side, gas outflow passages to discharge the EGR gas to branch pipes on their downstream side. An inner wall on a downstream side of the gas chamber is divided into downstream-side divided walls corresponding to the respective gas outflow passages, and the downstream-side divided walls are curved or slanted to be of protrusion-like shape protruding toward the corresponding gas outflow passages. Downstream-side dividing ridges are provided each between the adjacent downstream-side divided walls. An inner wall on the upstream side of the gas chamber is placed to face the downstream-side inner wall and provided with at least one upstream-side ridge protruding toward the downstream-side divided walls in each area corresponding to the downstream-side divided walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru YOSHIOKA, Akinari YASUE, Kaisho SO
  • Publication number: 20200408161
    Abstract: This engine system is provided with: an engine; an intake passage; an exhaust passage; an electronic throttle device; an EGR device including an EGR valve; a fresh-air flow device including a fresh-air inflow valve; and an ECU. The ECU, in order to throttle intake air to the engine during deceleration of the engine, causes the electronic throttle device to be closed from an open valve state to a predetermined deceleration opening while causing the EGR valve to become closed to shut off introduction of EGR gas into the intake passage, and, in order to introduce fresh air into the intake passage (intake manifold) downstream of the electronic throttle device, causes the fresh-air inflow valve to become opened from the closed valve state at a timing delayed by a predetermined period from the timing of closing the electronic throttle device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehide NAKAMURA, Shinji KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20200406180
    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: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 10859039
    Abstract: A canister for an evaporated fuel processing device is proposed, and the canister may include: a casing including an atmospheric port, a tank port, and a purge port; a first adsorbent housed in the casing, facing the atmospheric port; a second adsorbent housed in the casing and facing the tank port and the purge port, and separated from the first adsorbent by a space; a second passage communicating the atmospheric port and the space and bypassing a first passage which extends from the atmospheric port through the first adsorbent to the space; and a switching valve configured to switch opening and closing of the second passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Ryuji Kosugi, Tsutomu Kuniyoshi
  • Patent number: 10859013
    Abstract: A pump module that is mounted in an evaporated fuel processing device configured to perform a purge process in which evaporated fuel in a fuel tank is supplied to an intake passage of an engine through a purge passage. The pump module may include: a pump configured to pump the evaporated fuel in the purge passage to the intake passage; and a pump controller configured to control drive of the pump. The pump controller may be configured to: during the purge process, drive the pump at a rotational speed equal to or lower than a rotational speed threshold until when a predetermined period has elapsed from a start of the purge process; and after the predetermined period has elapsed, drive the pump at a rotational speed equal to or higher than the rotational speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisaku Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10862147
    Abstract: In a fuel cell system, each of an inlet sealing valve and an outlet integration valve is provided with a valve seat including a valve hole and a seat surface formed on a circumferential edge of the valve hole, a valve element formed, on its outer periphery, with a seal surface corresponding to the seat surface, and a motor to move the valve element away from the valve seat upon receipt of electric power supplied from outside. The valve seat is provided with a seal member to seal between the valve element and the valve seat during non-operation of the motor. In an inlet-side bypass passage connected to an air supply passage by detouring around the inlet sealing valve, there are arranged an inlet-side bypass passage and an inlet bypass valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru Yoshioka, Naruto Ito, Makoto Fukui
  • Patent number: 10851722
    Abstract: Both an improvement in detection accuracy of a valve opening position of a blocking valve and a reduction in time required for learning of the valve opening position are achieved. An evaporated fuel processing apparatus is provided with a learning device configured to learn the valve opening position of the blocking valve. The learning device learns the valve opening position (i) by stepwisely increasing a stroke amount by rotating a stepping motor by two steps at each time in a valve opening direction and (ii) by determining whether a difference between the stroke amount at present and the stroke amount corresponding to the valve opening position is one step of rotation of the stepping motor, or two steps, on the basis of pressure fluctuation on the canister side of the blocking valve associated with the rotation of the stepping motor when the blocking valve is opened, when learning the valve opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10850606
    Abstract: A flange main body as a cover member for a fuel tank includes a cover plate for closing an opening of the fuel tank, an accommodating tubular portion formed as part of the cover plate so as to extend through the plate in a plate thickness direction, and a rib formed at the cover plate. The accommodating tubular portion and the rib are formed to be non-contiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensuke Niwa, Koji Yoshida, Akira Iida, Shinya Higashi, Morihiro Takemura, Hiroyasu Kariya, Tatsuki Fukui, Takuhito Fujiwara, Takeaki Morizono, Takehiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10837410
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing device may include: a canister that communicates with a fuel tank though a tank passage, communicates with an intake passage of an engine through a purge passage, and communicates with open air through an open air passage; a control valve that switches between a closed state of closing the purge passage and an open state of opening the same; a pump that changes a pressure in a communicating space in a case where the control valve is in the closed state, the communicating space defined by the fuel tank, the tank passage, the canister, the open air passage, and the purge passage on a side closer to the canister relative to the control valve; a pressure detector disposed in the communicating space; and a determining unit that determines the evaporated fuel processing device is not operating normally by using a pressure detection result by the pressure detector in a state where the control valve is in the closed state and the pressure in the communicating space is changed by the pump
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20200355135
    Abstract: This exhaust purification system includes: a pump disposed in an exhaust-side purge passage to supply air or purge gas purged from a canister to a catalyst; a three-way valve disposed upstream of the pump in the exhaust-side purge passage and configured to switch the exhaust-side purge passage between a communicating state allowing the pump to communicate with the canister and an atmosphere open state allowing the pump to communicate with the atmosphere; a flow control valve disposed downstream of the pump and configured to control a flow rate of air to be supplied to the catalyst; and a controller configured to, when a request to regenerate the catalyst occurs, control a purge valve, the pump, the three-way valve, and the flow control valve to supply, to the catalyst, purge gas purged from the canister and air by a necessary amount to burn particulates trapped in the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mamoru YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10801429
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine system, a controller is configured to: perform a purge control during execution of an A/F feedback learning; detect a purge concentration after execution of the A/F feedback learning; calculate an A/F feedback learning correction value adjusted by offsetting an A/F feedback learning value with a contributing value of the purge concentration; disable updating of the A/F feedback learning correction value after calculation of the A/F feedback learning correction value and until the purge control is stopped; and detect the purge concentration based on an air-fuel ratio deviation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisaku Asanuma
  • Publication number: 20200318579
    Abstract: A canister includes a vapor port leading to a fuel tank, an atmospheric port leading to the atmosphere, a first purge port leading to a first purge passage, and a second purge port leading to a second purge passage. The vapor port is located farther from the second purge port than the first purge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko HONDA, Masanobu SHINAGAWA, Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200309154
    Abstract: A control unit for an air pump provided with a motor is provided to perform a energization switching control for unfreezing of switching energization and non-energization to a coil of the motor to unfreeze the air pump when the air pump is determined to be frozen, and to vary at least any one of an energization time and a non-energization time to the coil when the energization switching control for unfreezing is to be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mamoru YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10787999
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing apparatus is provided with a canister to collect vapor, a purge passage to purge the vapor collected in the canister to an intake passage, a purge valve provided in the purge passage to regulate a purge flow rate of the vapor, a purge pump provided between the canister and the purge valve to pressure-feed the vapor from the canister to the purge passage, and a vapor pressure sensor to detect vapor pressure in the purge passage. An inside of the canister is communicated with the atmosphere, a capacity chamber (the canister) is provided upstream of the purge pump, and the vapor pressure sensor is provided in the purge passage between the purge valve and the purge pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisaku Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10788137
    Abstract: A pressure regulating valve includes a casing, a holder, a fixed valve, a movable valve, a spring member, a diaphragm, and a filter. The filter is configured to filter fluid flowing from a flow inlet of the casing into a pressure chamber. The filter includes a filtering part for filtering fluid and a holding part including a frame part for holding an outer periphery of the filtering part. An alignment structure configured to align the holding part at a predetermined position is provided between the holding part of the filter and the holder, or between the holding part of the filter and the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Higashi, Koji Yoshida, Toshiaki Akamatsu, Yuji Yamashita, Satoshi Nakamura, Kensuke Niwa
  • Publication number: 20200300250
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump includes a pump and a motor. The pump includes an impeller configured to forcibly transfer a fluid and defines a pump chamber housing the impeller therein. The motor includes a hollow rotational shaft configured to rotate the impeller, and a casing defining a motor chamber that houses the rotational shaft therein. The rotational shaft forms a discharge passage therein and has a first end engaged with the impeller and a second end where a first end of the discharge passage opens. The first end of the discharge passage is in fluid communication with a low pressure area in the pump chamber via a second end of the discharge passage and is in fluid communication with a high pressure area in the pump chamber via an introduction passage formed in the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidemasa TORII, Keiji NAKAYA
  • Publication number: 20200290158
    Abstract: A welding structure includes, in a cross-section of the first member and the second member when they are seen from an axial direction of the insertion hole, a plurality of welding spots, an outer periphery of the welding spots are each formed with a curve-shaped portion and two side-face portions. When two intersections where the outer side-face portion on the outer periphery of the both-end welding spots and the outer periphery of the second member intersect are defined as a first intersection and a second intersection, a weld angle formed by a first linear line linking the first intersection with a sectional center of the second member and a second linear line linking the second intersection with the sectional center of the second member is set to a first predetermined angle or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi HASHIBA, Makoto FUKUI, Hiroshi SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20200291956
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump includes an impeller and a housing defining a pump chamber that houses the impeller therein. The housing includes an inlet passage in fluid communication with the pump chamber and an outside of the housing. The inlet passage includes a connection passage part having a cylindrical shape extending from the pump chamber and a main passage part having a cylindrical shape connected to the connection passage part, so as to form a bent shape. A central axis of the main passage part is parallel to a reference plane that includes a central axis of the connection passage part. A flow direction of a fluid parallel the central axis of the main passage part is partly the same as the rotational direction of the impeller in a plan view along an axis of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko HONDA, Hironori SUZUKI, Naoki SHIRAI
  • Publication number: 20200291954
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump includes a housing and an impeller housed in the housing. The impeller has a main plate, a plurality of first blades, and a plurality of second blades. The first blades and the second blades extend radially along the main plate and have the same radial length. Each of the second blades has a low blade part and a high blade part extending radially from a radially outer end of the low blade part. When comparing the first blades and the second blades with each other at an equal distance from a rotational axis of the impeller, a height of the low blade part measured from the main plate is less than a height of each first blade measured from the main plate, and a height of the high blade part measured from the main plate is the same as that the height of each first blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironori SUZUKI, Yoshihiko HONDA
  • Patent number: 10760534
    Abstract: A fuel vapor processing apparatus form an internal combustion engine provided with a turbocharger includes a canister and an ejector. The canister is configured to adsorb fuel vapor from a fuel tank. The ejector is configured to generate a negative pressure by supercharged air flowing from an intake passage on a downstream side of the turbocharger to the intake passage on an upstream side of the turbocharger, so that fuel vapor in the canister is purged by the negative pressure. The ejector includes an ejector housing extending in a discharge direction of the supercharged air. The ejector housing is welded to a tubular member defining a passage wall of the intake passage such that the supercharged air is discharged into the intake passage on the upstream side of the turbocharger and that the discharge direction of the supercharged air is parallel to a direction of flow of intake air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takanori Akiyama