Hiroshi Miyakubo 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).
Abstract: In a fuel supply device which supplies fuel in a main tank (8) to a vehicle engine (20), a fractional distiller (9) fractionates the fuel in the main tank (8) into a high octane fuel component and a low octane fuel component, and stores these fuel components in subtanks (10, 11). The high octane fuel component is supplied by a high pressure intermittent pump (16), and the low octane fuel component is supplied by a variable pressure pump (15), to a fuel injector (17) of the engine (20). A controller (1) identifies a running region by the rotation speed and load of the engine (20), determines the proportion of fuel components supplied to the engine (20) according to the identified running region and controls a discharge pressure of the variable pressure pump (15) so that the determined proportion is achieved. When the storage amount of one of the subtanks (10, 11) falls below a minimum value, the proportion of fuel components supplied to the engine (20) from the other subtank (11, 10) is increased.
Abstract: An internal combustion engine is operated on auto-ignition combustion of fuel with low cetane number like gasoline. The engine has at least one cylinder and a reciprocating piston in the cylinder to define a combustion chamber. Combustion event in the cylinder is expressed in terms of two variables. They are main combustion timing (&thgr;50) and a main combustion period (&thgr;20-50). The main combustion timing (&thgr;50) represents a crank position when mass burnt rate is 50 percent. The main combustion period (&thgr;20-50) represents a period from a crank position when mass burnt is 20 percent to a crank position when mass burnt is 50 percent. Controlled parameters governing main combustion are varied to adjust the main combustion timing on an advance side of a retard limit (&thgr;50 max) and to adjust the main combustion period within a range between an upper limit (&thgr;20-50 max) and a lower limit (&thgr;20-50 min).
Abstract: A system and method controls auto-ignition of gasoline fuel within a cylinder of an internal combustion engine by varying an exhaust gas retaining duration. A generator provides a parameter indicative of combustion event within the cylinder. An engine controller adjusts an inlet control device and an outlet control device to retain exhaust gas for subjecting the retained exhaust gas to compression. In order to vary duration of the exhaust gas retaining phase, closing timing of the outlet control device is varied based on the parameter.
March 22, 2001
October 11, 2001
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
Koji Hiraya, Hiroshi Miyakubo, Atushi Teraji
Abstract: A compression self-ignition gasoline engine includes a stratifying device stratifying gas in a combustion chamber of the engine, a fuel injector directly injecting fuel in the combustion chamber and a controller connected to the stratifying device and the fuel injector. The controller controlling the stratifying device to produce a high temperature gas layer of a high temperature gas and a low temperature gas layer of a low temperature gas in the combustion chamber. The controller further controls the fuel injector to inject the fuel to both the high temperature gas layer and the low temperature gas layer.
Abstract: A direct-injection spark-ignition engine having engine cylinders bored in a cylinder block, and a cylinder head mounted on the cylinder block, comprises at least one intake port provided for each of the engine cylinders. The ratio V/A of a stroke volume V (cm.sup.3) per cylinder to a cross-sectional area A (cm.sup.2) is set within a predetermined range defined by 45.ltoreq.V/A.ltoreq.55, where the cross-sectional area A is a minimum cross-sectional area obtained when the at least one intake port is cut by a plane extending in a direction substantially normal to a stream line of intake air flowing through the intake port.
Abstract: A cylinder direct injection spark-ignition engine in which fuel is directly injected from a fuel injector into each cylinder. The engine has an intake system having two intake ports for each cylinder. A swirl control valve is movably disposed in a passage connected to one of the intake ports. The swirl control valve functions to regulate the intensity (a swirl ratio) of swirl to be generated in the cylinder. Sensors are provided to detect an engine operating condition representative of a stratified charge combustion region. Additionally, a controller is provided to control the swirl control valve so as to change the swirl ratio in accordance an engine speed of the engine, when the current engine operating condition is detected to correspond to the stratified charge combustion region.
Abstract: An oil pan for an internal combustion engine includes an outer shell made of metal plate an includes on at least a bottom surface of the outer shell and inner pan separate from the outer shell. The bottom of the oil pan includes a deep portion and a shallow portion and a baffle plate is disposed over the inner pan. The inner pan settles on the inner surface of the outer shell amidst the oil contained in the oil pan, thereby forming a layer of oil between the outer shell and the inner pan. Thus, oil flow is not impeded and vibration of the oil pan is significantly reduced. In addition, wall portions of the inner pan are made to be deformable so as not to cause strong impact to other portions of the oil pan structure or to engine components.
Abstract: A front cover has at a front surface central portion thereof an integral mounting seat for installation of a mounting bracket and at a rear surface central portion thereof an integral boss adapted to extend between the mounting seat and a front end of a cylinder head and cylinder block assembly. The boss is fastened together with the mounting bracket to the front end of the cylinder head and cylinder block assembly. A resilient sealing member is interposed between the peripheral end of the front cover and the front end of the cylinder head and cylinder block assembly such that the front cover is supported rigidly at the boss together with the mounting bracket and resiliently at the peripheral end upon the front end of the cylinder head and cylinder block assembly.