Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Sugiura

Hiroyuki Sugiura 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: 8342205
    Abstract: The slide type valve of the present invention has a structure in which a movable flowpath forming member is pressed toward a slidable sealing member by use of a spring member and in which the load of the slidable sealing member received from the movable flowpath forming member becomes equal to a constant spring load determined by a spring force of the spring member. Additionally, an attachment member holding the movable flowpath forming member that is movable to the fixed flowpath forming member has a housing hole whose shape substantially coinciding with the shape of the movable flowpath forming member. The movable flowpath forming member is housed in the housing hole so as to be slidable in a direction perpendicular to the first end surface of the fixed flowpath forming member, and, accordingly, the load distribution is uniformed both in a first seal sliding surface and in a second seal sliding surface of the slidable sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Takasago Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya Asai, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8307791
    Abstract: A four-cycle air-oil cooled engine includes a cylinder head having a spark plug mounting hole formed therein, and a ring-like groove formed therein and surrounding the spark plug mounting hole. The cylinder head is formed with first and second co-planar sealing surfaces, disposed on a plane perpendicular to an axis of the spark plug mounting hole, and having an opening end of the ring-like groove disposed therebetween. The ring-like groove defines an oil jacket around the periphery of the spark plug mounting hole. A cover member having a flat surface opposed to the first and second flat sealing surfaces of the cylinder head is secured to the cylinder head such that a single gasket is interposed between the first and second sealing surfaces and the flat surface of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8291882
    Abstract: A cooling system of an internal combustion engine is provided that can improve flexibility of arrangement of peripheral machinery included in the engine. A cooling system of an internal combustion engine includes a crankcase; a cylinder block disposed on an upper portion of the crankcase and having a plurality of cylinder bores; a cylinder head disposed on an upper portion of the cylinder block; and an oil passage formed in a rear surface portion of the cylinder block so as to extend along a cylinder-arrangement direction. The oil temperature sensor is attached to the oil passage from the axial direction of the oil passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20120247410
    Abstract: A water-cooled V-type engine includes a first coolant passage for supplying a liquid coolant discharged from a water pump disposed proximate a first cylinder, to a water jacket of the first cylinder. The engine also includes a second coolant passage which is branched off from the first coolant passage, and which is provided for supplying coolant to a water jacket of a second cylinder. The engine design allows for a shortened coolant hose. The water pump may include an integral fluid conduit including a branching portion where said second coolant supply passage is branched from said first coolant supply passage, and a restricted portion proximate the branching portion. A motorcycle including a vehicle body frame is also described, where the water-cooled V-type engine is operatively attached to the vehicle body frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hodaka MUKOUHARA, Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Yohei MAKUTA
  • Patent number: 8181614
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a main enlarged member extended towards a camshaft for forming reed valve chambers. The main enlarged member is integrally provided on a head cover of the engine at a location at which reed valves for controlling supply of secondary air to an exhaust system are disposed. The main enlarged member is extended towards the camshaft for increasing volume of the reed valve chambers while avoiding the increase in size of the head cover. A recessed portion is provided on a cam cap fastened to a cylinder head of the engine. A portion of the main enlarged member is inserted into the recessed portion such that cam cap cooperates with the cylinder head for rotatably supporting the camshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8171897
    Abstract: A cooling structure of an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block having a plurality of cylinder bores; a cylinder head disposed on an upper portion of the cylinder block; two camshafts disposed on the cylinder head so as to be juxtaposed to each other in parallel to a crankshaft; camshaft housing chambers formed on the cylinder head to house the respective camshafts; a recessed portion provided between the camshaft housing chambers; a plug seat formed between the camshafts and in the recessed portion; a cooling air passage formed between the cylinder bores; and cooling air introduction passages communicating from the cooling air passage to the recessed portion of the cylinder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8167078
    Abstract: An object is to provide a work vehicle whose drive portion can be downsized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Futahashi, Yasutaka Fuke, Hideki Hashimoto, Masataka Kawaguchi, Kiyomitsu Ogawa, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Koichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8082893
    Abstract: A cooling system includes: an oil pump for supplying oil under pressure; a cylinder head forming part of a combustion chamber; a cooling portion formed in the cylinder head and adapted to allow circulating oil to cool heat transmitted from the combustion chamber; an oil cooler for cooling oil; and a thermostat for switching between an oil passage routed through the oil cooler and a bypass passage bypassing the oil cooler. The thermostat is disposed in an oil passage between the oil pump and the cooling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20100258756
    Abstract: The slide type valve of the present invention has a structure in which a movable flowpath forming member is pressed toward a slidable sealing member by use of a spring member and in which the load of the slidable sealing member received from the movable flowpath forming member becomes equal to a constant spring load determined by a spring force of the spring member. Additionally, an attachment member holding the movable flowpath forming member that is movable to the fixed flowpath forming member has a housing hole whose shape substantially coinciding with the shape of the movable flowpath forming member. The movable flowpath forming member is housed in the housing hole so as to be slidable in a direction perpendicular to the first end surface of the fixed flowpath forming member, and, accordingly, the load distribution is uniformed both in a first seal sliding surface and in a second seal sliding surface of the slidable sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: TAKASAGO ELECTRIC, INC
    Inventors: Naoya Asai, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20100223915
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a main enlarged member extended towards a camshaft for forming reed valve chambers. The main enlarged member is integrally provided on a head cover of the engine at a location at which reed valves for controlling supply of secondary air to an exhaust system are disposed. The main enlarged member is extended towards the camshaft for increasing volume of the reed valve chambers while avoiding the increase in size of the head cover. A recessed portion is provided on a cam cap fastened to a cylinder head of the engine. A portion of the main enlarged member is inserted into the recessed portion such that cam cap cooperates with the cylinder head for rotatably supporting the camshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7694657
    Abstract: In an engine for a motorcycle, a main shaft is supported rotatably by first and second support walls of a lower case which constitutes a part of a crank case. The center distance between the crank shaft and the main shaft is to be shortened while attaining a reduction in the number of parts and the number of assembling steps. A first bearing hole is formed in a first support wall for fitting therein and holding a first bearing which is mounted on one end of the main shaft. A second bearing hole is formed in a second support wall which permits the main shaft to be inserted therein from an opposite end side of the main shaft until one end of the main shaft is fitted in the first bearing. A second bearing is fitted and held in the second bearing hole so as to be fitted on the main shaft from the opposite end side of the main shaft after fitting of one end of the main shaft into the first bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Gunji, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20100065011
    Abstract: A four-cycle air-oil cooled engine includes a cylinder head having a spark plug mounting hole formed therein, and a ring-like groove formed therein and surrounding the spark plug mounting hole. The cylinder head is formed with first and second co-planar sealing surfaces, disposed on a plane perpendicular to an axis of the spark plug mounting hole, and having an opening end of the ring-like groove disposed therebetween. The ring-like groove defines an oil jacket around the periphery of the spark plug mounting hole. A cover member having a flat surface opposed to the first and second flat sealing surfaces of the cylinder head is secured to the cylinder head such that a single gasket is interposed between the first and second sealing surfaces and the flat surface of the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7610139
    Abstract: An in-cylinder pressure detection device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of detecting an in-cylinder pressure accurately without being adversely affected by changes in the atmospheric pressure even when the atmospheric pressure changes. An in-cylinder pressure sensor detects pressure within a cylinder as a detected in-cylinder pressure. An ECU estimates pressure generated in the cylinder during a non-combustion period as a motoring pressure. An atmospheric pressure sensor detects an atmospheric pressure (PA). The ECU corrects the motoring pressure according to the atmospheric pressure and identifies correction parameters such that the difference between the detected in-cylinder pressure detected during a compression stroke of the engine and the corrected motoring pressure becomes minimum, and corrects the detected in-cylinder pressure by the identified correction parameters, to thereby calculate an in-cylinder pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahide Mizuno, Shusuke Akazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Mitsuo Hashizume
  • Patent number: 7606650
    Abstract: An in-cylinder pressure detection device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of calculating a hysteresis amount properly to thereby detect in-cylinder pressure with high accuracy. The in-cylinder pressure detection device comprises an in-cylinder pressure sensor that detects in-cylinder pressure as a detected in-cylinder pressure. The in-cylinder pressure detection device estimates an in-cylinder pressure generated when combustion is not performed in the cylinder, as a motoring pressure, calculates a hysteresis amount indicative of a difference between the detected in-cylinder pressure and an actual in-cylinder pressure, based on the detected in-cylinder pressure and the motoring pressure obtained during the exhaust stroke of the engine, and corrects the detected in-cylinder pressure based on the calculated hysteresis amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahide Mizuno, Shusuke Akazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Yuji Yamamoto, Mitsuo Hashizume, Kentaro Onuma
  • Patent number: 7599052
    Abstract: A defect marking device includes a flaw inspection device which has a plurality of light-receiving parts that identify reflected lights coming from an inspection plane of a metal strip under two or more of optical conditions different from each other; a signal processing section that judges the presence/absence of surface flaw on the inspection plane based on a combination of reflected light components identified under these optical conditions different from each other; and a marking device which applies marking that indicates information relating to the flaw on the surface of the metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Uesugi, Shoji Yoshikawa, Masaichi Inomata, Tsutomu Kawamura, Takahiko Oshige, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Akira Kazama, Tsuneo Suyama, Yasuo Kushida, Shuichi Harada, Hajime Tanaka, Osamu Uehara, Shuji Kaneto, Masahiro Iwabuchi, Kozo Harada, Shinichi Tomonaga, Shigemi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20090241864
    Abstract: A cooling system includes: an oil pump for supplying oil under pressure; a cylinder head forming part of a combustion chamber; a cooling portion formed in the cylinder head and adapted to allow circulating oil to cool heat transmitted from the combustion chamber; an oil cooler for cooling oil; and a thermostat for switching between an oil passage routed through the oil cooler and a bypass passage bypassing the oil cooler. The thermostat is disposed in an oil passage between the oil pump and the cooling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20090241867
    Abstract: A cooling system of an internal combustion engine is provided that can improve flexibility of arrangement of peripheral machinery included in the engine. A cooling system of an internal combustion engine includes a crankcase; a cylinder block disposed on an upper portion of the crankcase and having a plurality of cylinder bores; a cylinder head disposed on an upper portion of the cylinder block; and an oil passage formed in a rear surface portion of the cylinder block so as to extend along a cylinder-arrangement direction. The oil temperature sensor is attached to the oil passage from the axial direction of the oil passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20090241866
    Abstract: A cooling structure of an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block having a plurality of cylinder bores; a cylinder head disposed on an upper portion of the cylinder block; two camshafts disposed on the cylinder head so as to be juxtaposed to each other in parallel to a crankshaft; camshaft housing chambers formed on the cylinder head to house the respective camshafts; a recessed portion provided between the camshaft housing chambers; a plug seat formed between the camshafts and in the recessed portion; a cooling air passage formed between the cylinder bores; and cooling air introduction passages communicating from the cooling air passage to the recessed portion of the cylinder head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20090086209
    Abstract: A defect marking device includes a flaw inspection device which has a plurality of light-receiving parts that identify reflected lights coming from an inspection plane of a metal strip under two or more of optical conditions different from each other; a signal processing section that judges the presence/absence of surface flaw on the inspection plane based on a combination of reflected light components identified under these optical conditions different from each other; and a marking device which applies marking that indicates information relating to the flaw on the surface of the metal strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Uesugi, Shoji Yoshikawa, Masaichi Inomata, Tsutomu Kawamura, Takahiko Oshige, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Akira Kazama, Tsuneo Suyama, Yasuo Kushida, Shuichi Harada, Hajime Tanaka, Osamu Uehara, Shuji Kaneto, Masahiro Iwabuchi, Kozo Harada, Shinichi Tomonaga, Shigemi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20090025990
    Abstract: An object is to provide a work vehicle whose drive portion can be downsized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Kensuke Futahashi, Yasutaka Fuke, Hideki Hashimoto, Masataka Kawaguchi, Kiyomitsu Ogawa, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Koichi Yamada