Patents Examined by Tom P Duong
  • Patent number: 10662850
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and corresponding methodology for a compression clamped exhaust catalyst which is incorporated into a marine exhaust header. A serviceable exhaust catalyst is compression clamped and sealed inside an enclosure associated with a marine exhaust system while still maintaining serviceability. The catalyst is seated on an inset bead or ring on the inside of the enclosure. A ring cooperates with the enclosure to clamp a mating exhaust pipe, with a gasket situated between the two. Other structures are provided to compress the catalyst in the enclosure as it is sealed. As seated, the exhaust catalyst is held into place with a compression fit to limit its longitudinal movement while still remaining accessible for servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Pavek
  • Patent number: 10655526
    Abstract: A support for an electric heating type catalyst comprises: a honeycomb structure having partition walls that define a plurality of cells, each of cells extending from one end face to other end face to form a fluid path for a fluid; and a pair of electrode layers formed on a side surface of the honeycomb structure, the pair of electrode layers being arranged so as to face each other across a center of the honeycomb structure. The pair of electrode layers is electrically connected to the honeycomb structure. The honeycomb structure side of each of the electrode layers comprises a portion having a thermal expansion coefficient lower than that of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Okamoto, Takayuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10654030
    Abstract: The present invention provides exhaust gas purification catalyst for an internal combustion engine, and exhaust gas purification method using the catalyst. The present invention provides the exhaust gas purification catalyst including a support, a first catalyst layer on an upstream side, a second catalyst layer on a downstream side, and a third catalyst layer. In the exhaust gas purification catalyst, the upstream portion of the third catalyst layer is present on the first catalyst layer, the downstream portion of the third catalyst layer is present on the second catalyst layer, and in the middle portion between the upstream portion and the downstream portion of the third catalyst layer is present between the first catalyst layer and the second catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UMICORE SHOKUBAI JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Komata, Hirotaka Kuno, Yuzo Hamada, Masashi Nakashima, Yuji Ogino, Masanori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10646825
    Abstract: Provided is a metal catalyst support including: a case having a space through which exhaust gas passes; and flat plates and corrugated plates which are alternately stacked in the case and coated with a catalyst, wherein the corrugated plates are formed such that a first corrugated plate and a second corrugated plate are disposed with the flat plate therebetween, the first corrugated plate and the second corrugated plate are disposed such that a first corrugated portion and a second corrugated portion are alternately and repeatedly formed, and the vertex of the first corrugated portion and the vertex of the second corrugated portion face and coincide with each other, to thereby minimize deformation during thermal expansion due to external impact, vibration and temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myoung Soo Kim, Tong Bok Kim
  • Patent number: 10648387
    Abstract: An exhaust gas post processing apparatus of a gasoline vehicle may include a housing mounted on the exhaust pipe to receive the exhaust gas discharged from the engine and to exhaust the exhaust gas passed through rearward thereof, a front end honeycomb catalyst unit embedded in the housing to primarily purify the exhaust gas introduced into the housing through a front end portion of the housing, and a rear end honeycomb catalyst unit embedded in the housing to secondarily purify the exhaust gas via the front end honeycomb catalyst unit before flowing out to a rear end portion of the housing, wherein the front end honeycomb catalyst unit includes a powder type catalyst in which an iridium-ruthenium alloy is supported on an aluminum oxide support powder, and the rear end honeycomb catalyst unit includes three-way catalyst powder which is configured to remove carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Dalyoung Yoon, Chang Hwan Kim, Iljeong Heo, Young Woo You, Jin Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10648380
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure body has an outer skin, cells arranged in an inside of the outer skin, and partition walls having pores. The partition walls are arranged in the inside of the outer skin. Each of the cells is surrounded by the partition walls. The pores have communicating pores which communicate with each other adjacent cells. Exhaust gas emitted from an engine passes adjacent cells through the communicating pores. The number of the communicating pores is at a density of not less than 18000 [pores/0.25 mm2] before a catalyst is supported in the pores. An exhaust gas purification filter having the honeycomb structure body with the catalyst is arranged in an exhaust gas pipe to purify exhaust gas containing PM emitted from an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kayama
  • Patent number: 10641150
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment catalyst (5) is arranged in the engine exhaust passage, and hydrogen generated in the reformer (6) is supplied through the hydrogen supply pipe (13) to the inside of the engine exhaust passage upstream of the exhaust treatment catalyst (5). Heat exchange fins (15) for heat exchange with exhaust gas flowing through the inside of the engine exhaust passage are formed on the outer circumferential surface of the hydrogen supply pipe (13) inserted inside the engine exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasumasa Notake, Hiromasa Nishioka, Keishi Takada, Tetsuya Sakuma, Kiyoshi Fujihara
  • Patent number: 10632430
    Abstract: A vane swirl mixer for exhaust aftertreatment includes: a vane swirl mixer inlet; a vane swirl mixer outlet; a first flow device including: a Venturi body; a plurality of upstream vanes positioned within the Venturi body; a plurality of upstream vane apertures interspaced between the plurality of upstream vanes; a plurality of downstream vanes positioned within the Venturi body; and a plurality of downstream vane apertures interspaced between the plurality of downstream vanes. At least one of the upstream vane hub and the downstream vane hub is radially offset from a Venturi center axis, thereby causing individual ones of the plurality of vanes coupled to the radially offset vane hub to differ in their geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Z. Gerald Liu, Apoorv Kalyankar, Achuth Munnannur, Niklas M. Schmidt, David Lee Dunnuck
  • Patent number: 10632458
    Abstract: A compound honeycomb body comprising a first honeycomb section having a volume V1 and a second honeycomb section fluidly connected to the first honeycomb having a volume V2 is provided. The first honeycomb section comprises a low mass high porosity porous ceramic substrate. The second honeycomb section comprises a standard porous ceramic substrate. Wherein V1/V2 comprises a ratio in a range from about 50/50 to about 10/90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thorsten Rolf Boger, Willard Ashton Cutler, Ameya Joshi, Kunal Upendra Sakekar
  • Patent number: 10632424
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Patent number: 10625251
    Abstract: Described is a new multilevel article comprising a multitude of ducts and, in each duct in the direction of flow, at least one area which generates turbulence, forms an open duct section, is connected to the duct wall, and forms a baffle for the incoming flow and a stall strip for the outgoing flow. The described article has a plurality of successive interconnected duct structures which form a step-like transition in relation to each other in the direct of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Exentis Knowledge GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jörg Bauer, Elke Bauer
  • Patent number: 10626774
    Abstract: An exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a motor vehicle has an exhaust pipe and a mixing chamber arranged in the exhaust pipe to mix an exhaust gas stream with a reducing agent which can be introduced into the mixing chamber by a dosing device. The mixing chamber has a wall which is on the input side as viewed in a main flow direction of the exhaust gas stream through the exhaust pipe and in which a first inlet for the exhaust gas is formed. The first inlet extends in some regions in a lateral surface region of the input-side wall such that exhaust gas entering the mixing chamber through the first inlet can be set in a rotating motion inside the mixing chamber. The dosing device has an outlet device where a longitudinal axis of the outlet device is inclined towards the main flow direction of the exhaust gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Sinisa Kontin, Thomas Boldt, Thomas Hermann, Michael Hochholzner
  • Patent number: 10626767
    Abstract: An upstream portion of a communication passage 16 in an exhaust emission control device has a gas gathering chamber 16A encircling and gathering exhaust gas 1 from an exit end of a particulate filter 3 through perpendicular turnabout of the gas 1 and a communication pipe 16B extracting the gas 1 gathered by the chamber 16A through an exhaust outlet 17 into an entry side of a selective reduction catalyst 4. An injector 18 is in the passage 16 to add urea water into the gas flow. The injector 18 is fixed to the chamber 16A in a position opposed to the outlet 17 and in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the filter 3. The outlet 17 of the chamber 16A has a reactor 19 into which the reducing agent injected by the injector 18 is impinged to facilitate gasification of the gas 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Hirofumi Tongu, Tomoyuki Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10626766
    Abstract: A gaseous emissions treatment system includes an emissions control substrate having a plurality of passages to facilitate a catalytic reaction in an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine. A magnetic field generator responds to a control signal by generating a varying magnetic field to inductively heat the emission control substrate. A magnetic field concentrator is configured and positioned to increase the radiated varying magnetic field in a region on the same side of the magnetic field concentrator as the emissions control substrate. The magnetic field concentrator also acts as a shield to reduce the radiated varying magnetic field in a region on the distal side of the magnetic field concentrator from the emissions control substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EMISSION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Robin Crawford, John Douglas
  • Patent number: 10619540
    Abstract: An exhaust system component for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle comprises a substrate which is held in a substantially cylindrical housing. The cylindrical housing has a housing jacket which comprises a metal sheet bent about a cylinder axis. The ends of the metal sheet oriented in the circumferential direction relative to the cylinder axis form a joint connected with a weld seam. The weld seam is spaced apart from an inner surface of the housing jacket and the ends each have a bevel at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Blueml
  • Patent number: 10619546
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust treatment device for a diesel engine that can prevent unnecessary alarm for ash deposition from being issued. In the exhaust treatment device, a timer measures integrated time of a state of non-regenerative operation which ranges from an end of DPF regeneration to a next time point where the differential pressure reaches a regeneration request value. A counter acquires the short interval count if the integrated time is a short interval shorter than a predetermined decision time. An alarm device issues an alarm if the consecutive short interval count reaches a predetermined plural necessary count for alarm. A short interval count having been already acquired is preferably reset to 0 if the integrated time of the state of non-regenerative operation is a long interval, not shorter than a predetermined decision time, before the short interval count reaches the predetermined necessary count for alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Katsushi Inoue, Koichi Funaki, Masanori Fujiwara, Tamotsu Kuno, Kentaro Kita, Yuki Yoshita
  • Patent number: 10605141
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround cells extending from a first end face to a second end face. The cells include partially clogged cells which account for 10 to 80% of the total number of the cells, and each of which includes a protrusion that protrudes inward from the surface of the partition wall. The protrusion is partially formed in a direction in which each partially clogged cell extends. In a projected view from the first end face to the second end face, a ratio of area of the protrusion in each partially clogged cell to whole area of the through channel of each partially clogged cell is 5 to 80%, the whole area including the protrusion, and the partition wall surrounding each partially clogged cell has a thickness at a thinnest part of 0.038 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10605139
    Abstract: Provided is a catalytic converter (1) for cleaning exhaust gases in pre catalytic converter vehicles. The catalytic converter (1) comprises a body of an elongated shape having a first end portion (11) and a second end portion (12). The first end portion (11) comprises an exhaust inlet (110) through which exhaust gases from the engine enters and the second end portion (12) comprises an exhaust outlet (120) through which the treated gases exit. The body has an internal space (14), wherein the internal space (14) at least partially comprises a plurality elongated passages (140) which are in fluid communication with said exhaust inlet (110) and exhaust outlet (120), the passages (14) being arranged at a density of 100-200 cells per square inch (cpsi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AM GROUP REDBACK AB
    Inventor: John Vella
  • Patent number: 10590820
    Abstract: A support for an electric heating type catalyst includes: a honeycomb structure; and a pair of metal electrode portions. One metal electrode portion of the pair of metal electrode portions is disposed on a side opposite to the other metal electrode portion across a center of the honeycomb structure. One or both of the pair of metal electrode portions includes: a plate-shaped body portion; and a plurality of tongue pieces each protruding from the body portion. A part of each tongue piece is in contact with the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoya Takase
  • Patent number: 10576406
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust purification device including a particulate filter configured to collect particulates contained in an exhaust gas, an oxidation catalyst disposed in a front stage of the particulate filter and configured to have a carrier partially or entirely made of a material which absorbs a microwave, a housing in which the particulate filter and the oxidation catalyst are arranged, and a microwave generator configured to generate a microwave to be irradiated onto the oxidation catalyst in a direction to which the exhaust gas flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tadahiro Imada