Patents Examined by Jelitza Perez
  • Patent number: 9976465
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an exhaust purifier which suppresses unnecessary consumption of pressurization air so as to improve a removal rate of dust. An exhaust purifier for removing particulate matter adhered to a NOx catalyst by injecting pressurized air using an air injection nozzle into a housing of a catalyst reactor in which the NOx catalyst serving as a catalyst is positioned, wherein an injection valve of a soot blower supplying pressurized air into the housing of the catalyst reactor is opened and closed based on an exhaust gas flow rate so as to inject the pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Fukui, Toshihisa Kanda, Yasuyuki Takahata, Shunji Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 9850797
    Abstract: A SCR device includes a substrate having a first portion, and a second portion disposed downstream of the first portion. The first portion of the substrate includes a volume that is between 15% and 25% of a total volume of the substrate. A first selective catalytic reduction compound is disposed on the first portion of the substrate, and includes an iron zeolite (Fe-Zeolite) compound. A second selective catalytic reduction compound is disposed on the second portion of the substrate, and includes a copper (Cu) SAPO-34 compound. The copper SAPO-34 compound includes a catalyst density of less than 2.74 mg copper per cubic centimeter of copper SAPO-34 compound. The copper SAPO-34 compound is applied onto the second portion of the substrate at a compound density of less than 110 g of copper SAPO-34 compound per liter of volume of the second portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Mital, Jianwen Li, Steven J. Schmieg
  • Patent number: 9844754
    Abstract: An aftertreatment system comprises a housing having an inlet, an outlet and a sidewall. The housing defines an internal volume structured to receive an exhaust gas via the inlet. The sidewall defines an access opening. An access panel is operatively coupled to the sidewall and covers the access opening. The access panel defines a plurality of throughholes. Each of the plurality of throughholes are configured to receive a fastener therethrough for removably coupling the access panel to the sidewall. An injection port is also defined in the access panel. An injector is positioned on the access panel. The injector is removably coupled to the access panel via a coupling assembly so that the injector is in fluidic communication with the internal volume via the injection port. A SCR system is disposed in the internal volume and includes at least one catalyst formulated to decompose constituents of the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler K. Lorenz, Vipin Iyer, Jason D. Meier
  • Patent number: 9835069
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to adjust the ammonia adsorption amount in an SCR catalyst supported on an SCR filter as close as possible to a target adsorption amount in an exhaust gas purification system including the SCR filter. In a system according to the disclosure, the quantity of ammonia supplied by an ammonia supplier is made smaller when a differential pressure change rate at the time when ammonia is supplied by the ammonia supplier is lower than a predetermined threshold than when the differential pressure change rate at the time when ammonia is supplied by the ammonia supplier is equal to or higher than the predetermined threshold. Moreover, when the differential pressure change rate is lower than the predetermined threshold, the change in the quantity of ammonia supplied by the ammonia supplier relative to the change in the filter PM deposition amount is kept equal to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuriko Hagimoto, Takeru Shirasawa, Ryohei Ono, Kenji Furui
  • Patent number: 9828895
    Abstract: An exhaust gas post-processing system includes an oxidation catalyst configured to oxidize substances included in the exhaust gas; a diesel particulate filter configured to collect particulate matters included in the exhaust gas and disposed subsequent to the oxidation catalyst; a dosing module configured to inject a reducing agent and disposed subsequent to the diesel particulate filter; and a selective catalytic reduction configured to remove nitrogen oxide using the reducing agent included in the exhaust gas and disposed subsequent to the dosing module. The diesel particulate filter includes a catalytic component represented by La1-xAgxMnO3 (where 0<x<1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jin Woo Choung
  • Patent number: 9821293
    Abstract: A catalyst for abating a nitrogen oxide includes: a honeycomb substrate including a plurality of cell passages partitioned by a cell barrier rib; and a coating layer positioned on the internal side of the cell passages. The coating layer includes a support including Mg-substituted alumina (MgAl2O4), ceria (Ce), and a composite ceria; and Ba and a noble metal catalyst selected from the group consisting of Pt, Pd, Rh and combinations thereof, which are supported on the support. Also provided is a catalyst system for abating a nitrogen oxide includes the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Chang-Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9815024
    Abstract: An electrically heated catalyst device includes a catalyst support supporting a catalyst, a surface electrode disposed on an outer surface of the catalyst support and extending in an axis direction of the catalyst support, a wiring line member including a root section extending in the axis direction of the catalyst support and comb teeth-like wiring lines extending from the root section in a circumferential direction of the catalyst support and fixed to the surface electrode, an outer cylinder covering an outer surface of the catalyst support, and a holding member holding the catalyst support and packed between the catalyst support and the outer cylinder, in which the catalyst support is heated by feeding a current through the surface electrode and the wiring line member. At least a plurality of through-holes or a plurality of protrusions are formed in the root section covered by the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Kasahara, Natsuki Sugiyama, Masao Nakayama, Yuki Tomitaka, Hideji Naito
  • Patent number: 9810124
    Abstract: In an exhaust gas purification system having an oxidation catalyst and an exhaust gas purifying unit formed so as to include a filter and a selective reduction-type NOx catalyst, at least one of supply of the fuel component and supply of ammonia or an ammonia precursor in an amount that is increased when a prescribed condition under which a part of a fuel component supplied to exhaust gas passes through to a downstream side of the oxidation catalyst is satisfied as compared to a non-passing time supply amount that is a supply amount of ammonia or the ammonia precursor to be supplied when the prescribed condition is not satisfied is controlled such that ammonia for NOx selective reduction by the increased ammonia or ammonia precursor reaches the exhaust gas purifying unit before the passed fuel component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 9810119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixer for a device for selective catalytic reduction of exhaust gases from internal combustion engines. The mixer comprises a structure of mixer elements through which the mixture of exhaust gas and reducing agent is to flow. The mixer elements have an electric current flowing through them for electrical heating due to the electrical resistance thereof. The invention further relates to a device for selective catalytic reaction of exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas pipe leading to a mixer according to the invention and having a reducing agent pipe which is connected to a reservoir for reducing agent and which opens into the exhaust gas pipe in the flow direction upstream of the mixer, and a catalyst in the flow direction downstream of the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Gschwind
  • Patent number: 9808763
    Abstract: A NOx control system includes a lean NOx catalyst and an alcohol generator. The lean NOx catalyst includes a substrate and a hydrocarbon selective catalytic reduction (HC-SCR) catalyst disposed on the substrate. The HC-SCR catalyst catalyzes a reduction of NOx with an alcohol. The alcohol generator generates the alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David Ginter, Ling Deng, Paul Park, Scott B. Fiveland
  • Patent number: 9802157
    Abstract: An aftertreatment module may include a housing with an inlet port and an outlet port. A selective catalytic reduction catalyst may be disposed between the inlet port and the outlet port. A diffuser plate may be disposed downstream of the inlet port and upstream of the selective catalytic reduction catalysts. The diffuser plate may include a first section including a first degree of porosity and a second section including a second degree of porosity. The first degree of porosity may be greater than the second degree of porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lunau Schmid, Eric Paul Spaeth, Raymond U. Isada, Julian Justin
  • Patent number: 9789440
    Abstract: A pollution reduction system includes a catalytic converter, fabric filtration and a plurality of cyclonic separators to effectively reduce CO, VOCs and particulate matter emissions from biomass fuel-fired furnaces, while efficiently extracting heat from exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Hallowell
  • Patent number: 9764286
    Abstract: A catalyst system for reducing N2O emissions in the exhaust system of a vehicle is provided and comprises a support in communication with the exhaust gas stream, with the support including an exhaust gas inlet and an exhaust gas outlet. The support has at least one exhaust gas passage therethrough. The support, which may be in the form of a monolithic, multi-cell honeycomb construction, comprises a first catalytic zone and a second catalytic zone positioned downstream from the first zone. The first catalytic zone includes rhodium or a rhodium-enriched catalyst, while the second catalytic zone includes palladium or a palladium-enriched catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Giovanni Cavataio, Hungwen Jen, Carolyn Parks Hubbard, Michael Daniel Shane
  • Patent number: 9764285
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exhaust gas cleaning device (2) for an internal combustion engine, with an injection module (1) for a reduction agent, particularly urea, having a housing (3) with a main chamber (4), in which main chamber (4) a mixing tube (5) is arranged downstream of a metering chamber (6) into which the reduction agent is injected by means of an injection device (11). The injection module (1) for exhaust gas has at least one first inlet (8) into the main chamber (4) and at least one first outlet (7b) out of the mixing tube (5). In order to achieve a high exhaust gas quality in as simple and space-saving a manner as possible, the metering chamber (6) has at least one second inlet (12) for exhaust gas, the main chamber (4) has at least one second outlet (9) for exhaust gas, and the main chamber (4) is separated in a gas-tight manner from the metering chamber (6) and from the interior (5a) of the mixing tube (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Puschnik, Thomas Cartus, Karl Wieser, Michael Zallinger, Thomas Sacher
  • Patent number: 9764310
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst is described for treating an exhaust gas from a diesel engine, which oxidation catalyst comprises: a substrate; a first washcoat region disposed on the substrate, wherein the first washcoat region comprises a first platinum group metal (PGM) and a first support material; a second washcoat region adjacent to the first washcoat region, wherein the second washcoat region comprises a second platinum group metal (PGM) and a second support material; a third washcoat region disposed on the substrate, wherein the third washcoat region comprises a third platinum group metal (PGM) and a third support material; and wherein either: (i) the third washcoat region is adjacent to the second washcoat region; or (ii) the second washcoat region is disposed or supported on the third washcoat region. Also described are uses and methods involving the oxidation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Penelope Markatou, Yaritza M. Lopez-De Jesus, Wassim Klink, Kieran John Cole, Colin Russell Newman, Robert Hanley, Yoshihito Hashimoto, Masahito Shibata
  • Patent number: 9759112
    Abstract: A gas processing device is disclosed that makes it possible to appropriately control the frictional resistance between a holding mat and a casing. A gas processing device (1) includes a processing structure (20), a casing (40) made of a metal and housing the processing structure (20), and a holding mat (10) formed of inorganic fibers and placed between the processing structure (20) and the casing (40), an inner surface (41) of the casing (40) and an outer surface (11) of the holding mat (10) coming in contact with each other through an adhesive layer (12) that includes a compound that includes a structural unit represented by a general formula (I). wherein R1 are independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, or a hydroxyl group, and n is an integer equal to or larger than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuya Tomosue, Hiroki Nakamura, Tadashi Sakane
  • Patent number: 9737850
    Abstract: Provided is a novel palladium catalyst capable of efficiently purifying carbon monoxide (CO) and total hydrocarbons (THC) under a fuel-rich atmosphere even when palladium (Pd) is used as a catalyst active component. Proposed is a palladium monolayer catalyst for an exhaust gas from a saddle-riding-type vehicle, which is an exhaust gas purification catalyst for a saddle-riding-type vehicle to be installed in an exhaust gas passage in an internal combustion engine. The palladium monolayer catalyst includes a substrate, and a catalyst layer that has the form of a monolayer and contains palladium acting as a catalyst active component, an inorganic porous body acting as a catalyst carrier, ceria (CeO2) particles acting as a promoter component, and barium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kimura, Hiroyuki Horimura, Akiko Koga, Motoki Ito, Masateru Tsuji, Takashi Wakabayashi, Yosuke Shibata, Yunosuke Nakahara, Kiyotaka Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9731246
    Abstract: In an exhaust gas purification apparatus provided in an exhaust as path of an engine, it is an object of the present invention to shorten a pipe length of a bypass path bypassing a purification catalyst as short as possible, thereby reducing initial costs. The exhaust gas purification apparatus includes a purification casing in which at least the purification catalyst is accommodated. The purification catalyst purifies exhaust gas from the engine. The purification casing is integrally provided with the bypass path separately from the purification path in which the purification catalyst exists. The bypass path makes the exhaust gas bypasses the purification catalyst without passing through the purification catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9708946
    Abstract: Provided is a novel DPF which can prevent PM from accumulating on the surface and interior of a filter substrate, and can suppress an increase in back pressure caused by exhaust gas. The DPF has a configuration in which an inorganic porous layer, which includes a metal oxide or a metal composite oxide and provided with surface irregularities having a thickness of at least 50% of the thickness of the inorganic porous layer, is formed on part or all of the surface of the dividing wall on the side where exhaust gas flows in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ataru Daido, Takahiro Kogawa
  • Patent number: 9707542
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst for treating an exhaust gas from a compression ignition engine, which oxidation catalyst comprises: a first washcoat region comprising platinum (Pt) and a first support material, wherein the first washcoat region is substantially free of a hydrocarbon adsorbent; a second washcoat region comprising platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd) and a second support material, wherein the second washcoat region has a ratio by mass of platinum (Pt) to palladium (Pd) of 4:1 to 1:1; a hydrocarbon adsorbent; and a substrate; wherein the first washcoat region is arranged to contact inlet exhaust gas before the hydrocarbon adsorbent, and the first washcoat region is arranged to contact inlet exhaust gas before the second washcoat region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: David Bergeal, Andrew Francis Chiffey, Daniel Hatcher, James Leeland, Francois Moreau, Paul Richard Phillips