Patents by Inventor Arata Taguchi

Arata Taguchi 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).

  • Patent number: 11187120
    Abstract: [Summary] Oil pan (10) for containing engine oil is configured so as to be divided into metallic upper oil pan (13) and synthetic resin lower oil pan (14). Upper oil pan (13) and lower oil pan (14) are respectively provided with beam (25) and rib (24), which extend in the front-rear direction of the vehicle. Beam (25) and rib (24) are caused to face each other with gap (26) provided therebetween. When external force which can deform lower oil pan (14) in the front-rear direction of the vehicle acts on lower oil pan (14) due to the interference thereof with curbstones or the like, beam (25) and rib (24) come into contact with each other and prevent lower oil pan (14) from deforming in the front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20200207987
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface modifier for a rubber composition that can enhance appearance without decreasing ozone resistance of the rubber composition. The surface modifier for a rubber composition of the present invention includes a hydrocarbon-based anti-aging wax for rubber (B) and an appearance-improving agent (C), in which: the content of a linear monovalent primary alcohol is more than 1.5 parts by weight and less than 35 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the surface modifier for a rubber composition; per 100 parts by weight of the primary alcohol, the content of a component having 30 to 38 carbon atoms is more than 35 parts by weight; the content of a component having 12 to 26 carbon atoms is less than 25 parts by weight; and the content of a component having 42 to 68 carbon atoms is less than 25 parts by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON SEIRO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji NAKAMURA, Tetsuaki ANDO, Arata TAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10677117
    Abstract: An oil supply device for an internal combustion engine includes: a variable displacement pump (1) that varies a discharge pressure at which oil is discharged; an oil passage (2) through which the oil discharged from the pump (1) flows; an oil filter (3) and an oil cooler (4) each of which is arranged in the oil passage (2); a bypass passage (5) connected to the oil passage (2) and bypassing the oil cooler (4); and a bypass valve (6) that opens and closes the bypass passage (5) according to a pressure of the oil. The bypass valve (6) is operated to control the flow of the oil through the oil cooler 4 as the discharge pressure of the pump (1) is adjusted according to operating conditions of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20150300218
    Abstract: An oil supply device for an internal combustion engine includes: a variable displacement pump (1) that varies a discharge pressure at which oil is discharged; an oil passage (2) through which the oil discharged from the pump (1) flows; an oil filter (3) and an oil cooler (4) each of which is arranged in the oil passage (2); a bypass passage (5) connected to the oil passage (2) and bypassing the oil cooler (4); and a bypass valve (6) that opens and closes the bypass passage (5) according to a pressure of the oil. The bypass valve (6) is operated to control the flow of the oil through the oil cooler 4 as the discharge pressure of the pump (1) is adjusted according to operating conditions of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Arata TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150252696
    Abstract: [Summary] Oil pan (10) for containing engine oil is configured so as to be divided into metallic upper oil pan (13) and synthetic resin lower oil pan (14). Upper oil pan (13) and lower oil pan (14) are respectively provided with beam (25) and rib (24), which extend in the front-rear direction of the vehicle. Beam (25) and rib (24) are caused to face each other with gap (26) provided therebetween. When external force which can deform lower oil pan (14) in the front-rear direction of the vehicle acts on lower oil pan (14) due to the interference thereof with curbstones or the like, beam (25) and rib (24) come into contact with each other and prevent lower oil pan (14) from deforming in the front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8931782
    Abstract: An upper oil pan of an engine includes a flange with an oil pan abutment surface that is fixedly coupled to a flange formed on a cylinder block. The oil pan abutment surface comprises a flat portion that is substantially parallel to a cylinder block abutment surface of the cylinder block, a slanted portion that is slanted with respect to the flat portion, and a vertical wall portion connecting the flat portion and the slanted portion. The vertical wall portion is formed substantially perpendicular to the flat portion. The cylinder block and the upper oil pan are fixedly coupled together via an interposed liquid gasket. Thus, the seal structure in which the liquid gasket is adequately cured is provided, and sufficient sealing properties can be obtained with a small amount of material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Aichi Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arata Taguchi, Midori Kondo, Masatoshi Hada
  • Patent number: 8109365
    Abstract: An engine supercharger lubricating apparatus is provided with an oil passage, a pump and an air introducing passage. The oil passage is configured and arranged to supply a lubricating oil to a supercharger of an engine and to return the lubricating oil from the supercharger to an oil pan. The pump is arranged in the oil passage at a location downstream of the supercharger for pumping the lubricating oil from the supercharger to the oil pan. The air introducing passage is arranged to introduce air into the oil passage at a location downstream of the supercharger and upstream of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arata Taguchi, Hidetsugu Komatsu
  • Patent number: 7677578
    Abstract: A seal structure includes a first member including a first joint surface and a flat third joint surface; a second member including a second joint surface joined with the first joint surface, a flat fourth joint surface; and a third member including a fifth joint surface joined, through a liquid seal, with the flat third and fourth joint surfaces. At least the second member includes a recessed portion. The fifth joint surface includes a flat region and a chamfered region which is recessed from the flat region and which confronts the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20080277201
    Abstract: An engine supercharger lubricating apparatus is provided with an oil passage, a pump and an air introducing passage. The oil passage is configured and arranged to supply a lubricating oil to a supercharger of an engine and to return the lubricating oil from the supercharger to an oil pan. The pump is arranged in the oil passage at a location downstream of the supercharger for pumping the lubricating oil from the supercharger to the oil pan. The air introducing passage is arranged to introduce air into the oil passage at a location downstream of the supercharger and upstream of the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Arata TAGUCHI, Hidetsugu KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 7373911
    Abstract: An engine oil return device for an engine having a cylinder head and a cylinder block is disclosed. The oil return device comprises an oil pan and an oil return path. The oil return path includes at least one oil return main path and at least one oil return extension path. The oil return main path is disposed at a first side surface of the cylinder block. The oil return extension path includes an upstream end and a downstream end. The upstream end is connected to the oil return main path. The downstream end is positioned at a distance from the first side surface such that the oil return extension path extends in a direction of the second side surface of the cylinder block. At least a portion of the oil return extension path is defined by a portion of the oil pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20070246001
    Abstract: An engine oil return device for an engine having a cylinder head and a cylinder block is disclosed. The oil return device comprises an oil pan and an oil return path. The oil return path includes at least one oil return main path and at least one oil return extension path. The oil return main path is disposed at a first side surface of the cylinder block. The oil return extension path includes an upstream end and a downstream end. The upstream end is connected to the oil return main path. The downstream end is positioned at a distance from the first side surface such that the oil return extension path extends in a direction of the second side surface of the cylinder block. At least a portion of the oil return extension path is defined by a portion of the oil pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060202432
    Abstract: A seal structure includes a first member including a first joint surface and a flat third joint surface; a second member including a second joint surface joined with the first joint surface, a flat fourth joint surface; and a third member including a fifth joint surface joined, through a liquid seal, with the flat third and fourth joint surfaces. At least the second member includes a recessed portion. The fifth joint surface includes a flat region and a chamfered region which is recessed from the flat region and which confronts the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventor: Arata Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20050285351
    Abstract: An upper oil pan of an engine includes a flange with an oil pan abutment surface that is fixedly coupled to a flange formed on a cylinder block. The oil pan abutment surface comprises a flat portion that is substantially parallel to a cylinder block abutment surface of the cylinder block, a slanted portion that is slanted with respect to the flat portion, and a vertical wall portion connecting the flat portion and the slanted portion. The vertical wall portion is formed substantially perpendicular to the flat portion. The cylinder block and the upper oil pan are fixedly coupled together via an interposed liquid gasket. Thus, the seal structure in which the liquid gasket is adequately cured is provided, and sufficient sealing properties can be obtained with a small amount of material used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Aichi Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arata Taguchi, Midori Kondo, Masatoshi Hada